Awhile back when Sephora had their Beauty Insider sale, I bought a few new skin care and hair care products to test out.
For the past year, my skin has made a DRAMATIC turn. I use to have very oily skin, then turned into dry combination skin, but now dealing with dry patchy skin, especially in the Winter! Like what in the actual F! I’ve been so annoyed with my skin, especially because when I wear makeup you can really see how flaky and patchy my skin has been.
So I knew I needed to do something about it. I decided it was the perfect time to purchase a few new skin care products and really work on fixing my new skin issue.
This moisturizer is nothing new to me. I remembered how much I loved using this moisturizer (for daytime use), and not sure why I stopped using it, so I decided to purchase it again. I would have to say this is probably one of my favorite day time moisturizers to use. However, if you are looking for a ‘clean’ product, this is not one of them based on what Sephora says that are ‘clean products’. This moisturizer is for all types of skin, but focuses more on hydration. I also love how it has hyaluronic acid, which is always great for the skin!
Results: For me, it not being a ‘clean’ product doesn’t take away the fact that this moisturizer is great! Which means I would totally recommend this to anyone that is looking for a light hydrating moisturizer! I preferably like to use this during the day, since it’s fairly light and gives great hydration throughout the day. I also like how it doesn’t leave me with a greasy/oily feeling.
A product that I heard so many people talk about and since I’ve been dealing with a crazy amount of dryness; I had to give it a try. As far as the cream, it is a ‘clean product’ through Sephora and it’s also an award winning cream. Another thing that caught my attention is that this product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free… which are bonus points!
Results: I tried out this cream for 1 month, and let me just tell you.. this cream is amazing and truly has helped my skin like no other! Definitely my new holy grail… that’s for sure! I was able to wear makeup again without having to remove it and scrub the crap out of my face because I had so much flaky skin peeling off (let me just say it was so embarrassing.. even my husband would notice how bad it was). Since this is much of a thicker cream, I do only use it at night once I’ve applied all my serums. The cream definitely gives a lot of hydration, and heals the skin. It really is amazing and something I would re-purchase over and over again!
This is a serum that suppose to help with visible signs of aging than retinol. It claims to help reduce texture, fine line and wrinkles, and dullness.
Results: I’ve used this product now for a couple months, and to be totally honest, I haven’t really seen any change. I do use this product only at night time and when I know I’m not going to be out in the sun the next few days. The only thing I really notice when using this product is that my skin will become flaky and peeling within the next 2 days, but other than that I really don’t see any difference.. therefore, I will not re-purchase this product.
I was really excited to try this product out because it focuses more on oily skin and pores. It claims to have a high 10% concentration of vitamin B3 (Niacinamide). This product claims to help blemishes and congestion.
Results: I will have to say I do like this product a lot more than the retinoid. I use this product in the morning before applying my Clinique Moisturizer and have noticed that my skin is a lot smoother. I will say that I do have large and congested pores, and my pores are still the same as before… but texture has gone down a lot! I would recommend this product and would re-purchase again!
I’ve hear many people love this hyaluronic acid from The Ordinary. In fact, it won 2019 Allure best of beauty award. I love how it’s a vegan serum and it’s made without those harsh chemicals. This product is suppose to help with dryness and provides hydration.
Results: Ok, definitely my favorite product by far! I can honestly say this product along with the niacinamide has helped my skin texture and smoothness of my skin! I use this product nightly along with other serums. Would re-purchase over and over again!
This product isn’t new to me, but it’s one that I purchased with this haul and a product that is a holy grail of mine! This product is suppose to naturally moisturize your skin and product youthfulness and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This product is also clean product, which is great. The best thing about this product is that it’s not just used for face serum, but you can use it for your hair, nails, and rough patches/dry areas on your body.
Results: So before getting into all this skin care years ago… I had terrible textured skin. Then I bought this and it changed everything. I now use it every night along with other serums. I do incorporate different serums nightly, but I do like to use this one every night.
I’ve heard so many people rave about how good Olaplex is, so I was definitely excited to try this product out! From what I heard and even read was that this is great for damaged hair and helps breakage. It’s also suppose to help with strengthening and protecting hair, and restores texture.
Results: Is Olaplex worth the money and hype? After using this for a few months now, I do have to say I love this product! I’ve been using this at least once a week and I feel like my hair has strengthened because of it and my ends look so much better now. I would definitely re-purchase this product again!
This scalp scrub is something that I was so excited to try. I already am obsessed with their regenerating mask (its seriously the best; It leaves your hair looking shiny, healthy, and so dang soft) so I couldn’t wait to pair the two together. As far as the scrub itself, it helps remove build up, helps the scalp, and exfoliates.
Results: So not only did this make my hair feel squeaky clean, but it also acts as a shampoo! When I first tried it, I used probably about a quarter size of the scalp scrub, and man was that a lot! So if you give this a try, make sure you use very little. As soon as you start placing it on your scalp, it starts to foam up, but that was seriously my favorite part, if i’m being honest. I truly felt like I was getting my hair washed in a salon! The best part was when I paired the scrub and mask together.. it was simply amazing. My hair was super soft and shiny and felt super clean! I love the 2 together and would definitely re-purchase both products again!
Overall I am happy with all the new products that I purchased. I would have to say do you research before buying things and focus on what you want to fix. I think because I did that before buying all the products, I came out really successful with almost all products!