Baviphat Urban Dollkiss Mango Magic Brightening Mask Review

Baviphat Urban Dollkiss Mango Magic Brightening Mask Review

Baviphat Urban Dollkiss Mango Magic Brightening Mask Review! This has a ridiculously long name and a really unusual formula, and has been doing such wonders for my skin for the past two weeks that I’m going ahead and calling it a Holy Grail.

Description

Baviphat is a Korean brand I’ve never heard of before, but this came in my monthly Beauteque beaut box, and I had a good feeling as son as I saw the cutesy packaging in my favorite color. Description: oxygenating bubbles offer a deep cleaning of skin while aloe vera extracts soothe and moisturize. Use: Apply to cleansed face and wait 2 minutes. Rinse.

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Pacifica Rice Bright Cleansing Paste Review

Pacifica Rice Bright Cleansing Paste Review

Pacifica Rice Bright Cleansing Paste Review! Spoiler alert: I am amazed by how much I love this.

A month or so ago, I tried and wasn’t impressed with Pacifica’s Skin Revival Microdermabrasion Scrub – it just didn’t do anything at all for my skin the way other, better scrubs, like Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub with sea kelp, have. And, because I’m easily burned, I resolved to not spend more money on Pacifica products. However, when I spotted the Pacifica Rice Bright Cleansing Paste in the aisle at Ulta, the packaging was SO gorgeous, and the description so intriguing, I had to pick it up. It has two unusual ingredients – rice and lemongrass – the former of which I associate with Asian skincare, and the latter of which I’m not sure I’ve ever seen in a skincare product.

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Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub Review – organic skincare with sea kelp, lemon peel, and French green clay

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Look. Look at how pretty this is! Might as well sell my soul to all-natural, organic skincare brand Acure because their products speak to my deepest weakness – simple, bright packaging with clean lines. Swoon. I initially planned to review both the Cell Stimulating Facial Mask and the Brightening Facial Scrub in this post, but I got carried away and wrote a lot of words about just the scrub, so I’m going to talk just about that, and will review the Cell Stimulating Facial Mask soon.[/caption]

I’d been wanting the Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub for months after seeing it  featured in Allure’s Best of 2015 list as the best facial scrub and finally, after being unable to find it stocked at Target ever for love or money, ordered it on Amazon. I trust Allure recommendations more than any other source in the world, simply because I’ve found so many of them to be so effective, and there’s a great blend of science and skincare knowledge in their recommendations, without an obsessive commitment to any one brand of skincare thought.

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Korres Wild Rose Brightening Sleeping Facial Review

korres-wild-rose-and-vitamin-c-sleeping-facial-d-2014111314242691~396259My skin is dry but also acne-prone, and I’ve found myself craving an intensely light moisturizer that was still strong enough to make my skin feel protected and moisturized. I fell in love with Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial the instant I used it. This is technically a mask I believe, but I use it as a moisturizer.

Firstly, it smells divine. I don’t generally love the smell of roses necessarily, just their look, but this has a lovely, very very light rose smell that makes me just adore putting it on my skin because I get to carry around that scent with me.

It’s also the perfect texture – creamy enough to not be watery at all, but light enough that my skin feels breathable after I apply it. A little goes a long way and it soaks into skin immediately, giving it an instant all-over natural-looking glow that I’ve rarely seen. It doesn’t irritate, doesn’t clog pores, and doesn’t cause breakouts. I generally apply this at night after cleansing, and my skin always feels refreshed and moisturized the next morning. It’s also non-oily enough that I don’t have to wash my face in the morning to get it off before applying makeup – it’s already soaked in.

It’s light and hypoallergenic enough that it would probably work for those with oily skin as well. I’ve also tried the Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream, and did like it, but it didn’t have as powerful an impact on my skin as the Sleeping Facial, and  has a very different, thicker texture, so I recommend the Sleeping Facial over it.

You can buy it for $40 at Sephora or $38 on Amazon (keep in mind that one jar lasts about 4 months).

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Rosehip Oil Skincare Review + Tips

Rosehip oil for skin Radha Rosehip OilRosehip oil is a dry oil that penetrates to the deepest layers of the skin where it regenerates cells, increasing collagen production. (Note that rosehip oil and rosehip seed oil are the same thing; you’ll see it marketed under either name). It is rich in vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, all of which are known to help heal scar tissue. It is also high in retinoic acid, which studies show reduces the appearance of wrinkles and brightens skin. Essentially, it’s anti-aging, healing, and brightening.

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