Hi Guys, sorry I’ve been MIA but I’ve been going through some really stressful time due to my mothers health. Let’s just hope it’s not like last year. On the bright, I’m staying positive because I have her another year. So let’s talk about talk about masks!
I’m just finally getting over the holidays and trying to get back to normal. I hate when the holidays ends, I love the holidays. But nothing annoys me more than dry patches on my face!. Ugh, makes being “oily” feel unreal, because I am super dry on the outer parts of my face and extremely oily in my T-zone. I mean extreme on both, it’s crazy.
I wanted to come here and share couple of my most reached for items this cold season, not all skin care but I will tell you why these have been my most reached for and where you can get them.
Now if you follow me on Instagram (click here to follow), you know I have mentioned these two products over and over. These two brands have been one of my favorite because of their products and because personally have seen my skin like their products. While I worked at Sephora their items were my most reached for not because their cheap because we all know they aren’t. These have been repurchased a couple of times since I left Sephora 3 years ago. They last a long time (thankfully because they are expensive). I tend to splurge when they have their 15, 20% percent off.
Fresh Beauty Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
Skin types?: Norma, Combination(ME) and DRY!
Described (Source of description Sephora.com)
intensely moisturizing treatment that lifts your nighttime ritual to new heights. This sleeping mask acts like a corset for your complexion, giving you a lifted, firmer look by morning.” “The overnight mask also features belle de nuit extract to soothe and rebalance the skin, peptides to help firm the skin and visibly defy the signs of gravity, and hyaluronic acid to attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness.”
Price: $92 for 3.3oz this will last you forever! They do have a travel size that is 1 oz for$35. I’ve seen cheaper on Amazon, however, I can not confirm those are real or that they’ve never used. Please be careful with things you buy online. You could always go to Sephora and ask for a sample of the mask to ensure your skin is ok with it and no allergic reactions happen and because it is just a big price tag.
-Leave on overnight.
-Can be used nightly as the final step of your skin care ritual.
Ingredients: (Source of ingredients Fresh.com)
The key ingredients in this mask directly from Fresh.com:
AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, JOJOBA ESTERS, ISOHEXADEC- ANE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, CA- MELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, MIRABILIS JALAPA EX- TRACT, GLYCERYL STEARATE, STEARETH-21, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIMETHICONE, OXIDIZED CORN OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), CERA ALBA (BEESWAX), KIGELIA AFRICANA FRUIT EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES FERMENT FILTRATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT, LITCHI CHINENSIS SEED EXTRACT, ROSA DAMA- SCENA FLOWER OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ADENOSINE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TOCOPHEROL, CETEARETH-20, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CETEARETH-12, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE STARCH, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, SORBITAN LAURATE, DISODIUM EDTA, MALTODEXTRIN, SILICA, TETRASODIUM EDTA, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER, CITRIC ACID, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), BHT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, BIOTIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL
Now let’s focus Shiseido! Ultimune Power Infusing Serum Concentrate
Shiseido is a serum can be used for Norma, Oily (ME), combination (ME), Dry, sensitive. (ALL)
Shiseido is Described on Sephora.com as: “A fast-absorbing serum for all skin types that hydrates, visibly strengthens and firms, and defends against daily damage while boosting the effects of any moisturizer layered over top.”
Available: Sephora.com, Nordstrom,
Price: $70 1oz, $100 1.6 oz, $130 2.5 oz
Application from Sephora.com
Personally sometimes I like to cocktail it with other serums, if I am in a rush. However alone it’s amazing. No sticky adsorbs easily, has a pleasant scent.
Ingredients Directly from Shiseido.com
Overall these products are some of my favorites products in the winter season. Oily or not, your skin will enjoy this rich mask and serum . Remember to love your skin and always do a test swatch or get a sample. It’s hard for me to find products that help both of my issues and I can honestly say this does not make my skin oilier that what it already is but it sure helps my skin for all those extremely dry areas. I really hope you try these babies. If so, let me know what you think!