Friday, June 22, 2012

More Fav Products!

So, I've put this off for a while- and since Ive been excessively buying products, I thought I'd more to my list. I was thinking monthly but my schedule's kinda off now so I'll just add as I go.
So, today someone told me my skin looked "great", and it was kinda in the dark but regardless of the fact that I did wear makeup today, I generally NEVER do. Just b/c I'm always afraid of breaking out bc it happens randomly... as well as I just don't need to wear it.
I prefer just working on my skin and getting it to a place wear makeup is not really needed- like in my early 20s (sad).
Anyway- So here are some things I've been using!

Elizabeth Arden Peel & Reveal Revitalizing Treatment, 1.7 fl. oz.

What it Claims: This intensive retexurizing treatment brings skin the natural protective powers of cabernet grapeseed extract and the exfoliating capabilities of alpha and beta hydroxies - in one simple brushstroke. Lift away dullness, dry flakes and surface signs of stress. Discover new texture and tone as pores look diminished and fine lines seem to fade away. Reveal skin that is visibly firmer, incredibly smooth, clearly glowing.

My take:  Back when I worked for EA, I ordered this to try it. Back then it was amazing and it still is! I Know EA reformulated it and I have not tried the new formula but I am sure some of the EA counter's still carry it. Or you can find it at like a TJMAXX for 1/3 of the cost!
Great exfoliant, especially for sensitive skin. You can use it once a week or 2x. This makes your skin incredibly smooth and soft. It also takes away the dry patches or any flakiness and is super easy to peel off. It dries off in about 15mins and the best way to take it off is from the jaw upwards. I like the brush, for an even application- that is not super thin or too thick but using the fingers works well too. Tho my skin is more on the oily side, this product balances the oils out more than anything. Im totally obsessed with it. Definitely worth the try!

Cost: 12.00-36.00 USD

AT-Home Brazilian Peel

What it claims: An at-home, professional-strength peel with four once-a-week applications. The Brazilian Peel firms skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and helps you maintain a radiant, youthful complexion. Formulated with 30-percent glycolic acid, the nourishing antioxidant açaì, and the innovative Q-Mag Neutralizer, Brazilian Peel is the first professional-strength peel designed to deliver deeper, long-lasting results at home.

My take: I ordered this off ebay, for one application. The actual product comes with 4. Its a tad pricey so I thought I'd try it first. A friend recommended this product and absolutely fell in love with it. She was having issues with Acne. Since Acne happens to be an on-going battle and I tend to get lazy with the amount of work that goes into "keeping skin clean" jk..I wanted to try it as well.
First thing's first, it definitely reduced the marks in my face = success or as some of you may call- "winning"..
Another huge benefit, with just one application was the fact that it made my skin more even-toned. So double winning.
The application, "Clear" which is a newer formula, comes in a syringe like apparatus which has 2 formula's when pushed out together, and mixed the formula becomes "active" which lasts about 10 mins. So for those who don't know, chemical peels with 30% glycolic acid, ususally are used in Spas or medical settings supervised by a professional but this is something that you can do it home.

Asides from a bit of tingling and followed by  tightness of the face for a few days, there is virtually no down time- THAT means now harsh peeling, extreme redness, or swelling. But if that does happen, call the doc! Haven't heard or seen it yet..

**A little secret: So since the formula doesn't activate till you push out, you can use 1/2 of the syringe first and 2nd 1/2 later- so that's 8 applications vs 4-
** And since it only works for about 10 mins, even if you leave it on, you won't burn your skin- unlike some formula's.
 Price: 12 for 1 app, on Ebay but 78.00 USD @ Sephora!

If you want even tone skin, brighter skintone and clearer face definitely worth every penny!!

Hope you like! If you do get to try these or have tried them I would love to hear your experience!
Pls comment below!

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