Hi all, sorry I haven’t been blogging as much lately. I had so many posts lined up and pictures taken, but I have two finals and the first part of my CPA exam next week, and I’ll be in DC for the whole week the week after for spring break!
The product comes in a jar that was surprisingly big. The second picture shows it with an EOS lip balm for comparison.
The product feels the way it looks. I put a thin layer over my skin per the directions, putting some more around my nose area, since I have more oil there. It feels pleasant after putting it on, cool and a bit stingy, but that goes away, and it tightens up as it dries. This tightening feeling I am NOT a fan of. The face section dried faster, since it was a thinner layer, but the area around my noise took longer, since I put more there. I felt like my face was scrunching up, and I just wanted to wash it off, but I couldn’t because the are around my nose hadn’t dried yet. Lesson learned – do the same level of thickness over the entire face.
Anyways, I survived, and the picture shows how the dry part is a light gray, while the wet part looks like the wet product before application. The directions say to use this only once per week, so I might change my opinion of this the next time I use this, but I do feel like it absorbs the excess oil in the face, although there were no radical changes (my skin had been pretty good anyway when I was using the mask.)
The Retinol Moisturizer I was at first wary to use, since I don’t use retinol often, but it seemed promising, so i decided to try it. I’m a big fan of the packaging, as the pump makes it really easy to use, but the first thing I noticed was the smell, or rather lack of smell. It’s not as big of an issue after application, but it’s not perfumed, and it has a bit of a “raw” smell that’s hard to describe but is also present in some other face creams.
The product feels a bit thick when I first put it on my hands, but I was able to wear it under makeup without getting greasy. I think this would be a great addition to a skincare routine in combination with other products.
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