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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Holy Grail Skincare: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream – Best Moisturizer for All Skin Types

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream

When someone, anywhere online, says “Holy Grail,” my mind immediately flits to the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. Kiehl’s is a classic skincare brand, having been around since 1851, and the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream has been a staple of their line and a fan favorite since the 70s.  It’s rare for brands to stick with one product – typically, they’re constantly launching new ones or reworking their existing ones so as to bring in a new crop of buyers and keep the brand fresh – which should give you a hint of just how good this cream is. 50 years from now, people will probably still be buying, and loving, the Ultra Facial Cream.

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Best Drugstore Products – Primers

Best Drugstore Primers L'Oreal Magic Lumi and Hard Candy Sheer Envy
Whenever possible, I love to buy drugstore products, since so much of the beauty industry is a scam bent at separating us from our hard-earned bucks. I’ve gradually shifted more and more toward high-end skincare as I’ve come to prioritize that and explored that world more and more, but as far as makeup goes, there’s certain products there’s no need to ever spend more than $10-$15 on. Primers are one of these.

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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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Una Brennan Superfacialist Rose Intense Mask Review

superfacialist una brennan rose mask review

Una Brennan is a mid-range skincare line with products that retail for around $20. Una Brennan’s Superfacialist Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask has been well-reviewed by beauty bloggers, and since I love rose skincare products and am in the market for a good hydrating mask, I ordered this on Amazon.

Product claims:

Boost skin moisture levels and radiance with Superfacialist thirst-quenching Intense Moisture Mask developed even for the most sensitive skins.It expertly blends White Willow extract, known to enhance skin cell turnover, Vitamin E and Urea with soothing Marshmallow extract to effectively hydrate, plump and replenish skin.

Complexion appears calmer and visibly renewed, glowing with a healthier radiance.

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