Generally i LOVE Josie Maran products, not only for her ethical approach to beauty, but because her products are luxurious and effective.
This product, how ever, fell short of my expectations. Perhaps i’m just used to much thicker, industrial strength hand lotions because my hands get SO dry in the winter but i just didn’t find this product to do very much.
Its definitely a hand cream vs an oil or balm and does absorb into the skin very well, but almost too well as within half an hour its as if i never put any on.
It does smell beautiful, i just wish it were thicker and more intensive. For the summer months or those who don’t suffer from particularly dry hands, this might work wonderfully.
Glam Glow masks, although expensive, are really highly regarded by a lot of people, including myself. So when i saw their eye treatment i had to try it.
It comes with 12 “chromecells”, each with a measured amount of product for each eye. I found that you can actually get two uses out of each chromecell by splitting each eye into two since there is a LOT of product in them.
You pat it around your eye and leave it on for only three minutes. I had some doubts as to how much it could do in that time but i was pleasantly surprised.
The skin under my eyes seemed tighter and less darkly pigmented. It was as if the skin wasn’t as thin and delicate and seemed really hydrated and healthy.
Definitely something worth putting on your wishlist in my opinion. Not necessarily something you’ll keep up long term due to the heavy price tag but for some much-needed TLC around the eyes for special occasions- this is great!
I’d read rave reviews of the Vita Liberata 2-3 week tan mousse and recently bought it from sephora while on vacation. For $54 i was hoping the quality of the tanner would be similarly high.
They recommend three applications for maximum results (rinsing in between applications and leaving each on for 3-24 hours), applying it with their tanning mitt each time.
The color that the tanner gives is beautiful and very natural looking but it just would not take to my skin, i bought the darkest shade and it was so so feint even after three applications.
I also managed to put my thumb and pinky finger through the seams on their mitt (this has never happened to me before) so i wouldn’t advise buying their own mitts. I MUCH prefer the Tarte ones you can buy in a twin pack for $12 (check out their cyber monday sales though as you’ll probably be able to get them for a steal).
Comparatively you can get almost twice the amount of product (MDT comes in a spray vs the VL mousse) from Million Dollar Tan for less than half of the price.
MDT might not have the fanciest packaging, botanical extracts or pHenO2 technology.. whatever that is… but it works consistently, doesn’t smell like gravy and is VERY reasonably priced.
Perhaps I was just unlucky with the VL tanner but i can’t help but go right back to MDT.
If, like me, you live in the tundra- you’ll find that even going out to get the mail or walk the dogs will affect your skin.
It seems to get worse for me every year as my skin becomes less “teenage” and more “old hag”, making it dryer and dryer.
To combat this, when i know i’m going to be spending any considerable periods of time outside in the winter, i like to coat my face and neck in Weleda’s Cold Cream.
I do have oily/ combination skin but it responds really well to oil cleansers and skin oils so this very rich cream is perfect for me; it hydrates the dry areas but doesn’t make the oilier areas break out.
I was just out in the cold for an hour and my skin was still moist and protected when i got home.
I’d definitely recommend this for avid outdoor enthusiasts in the winter. It will create a shield from the elements.