I didn’t take a cleanser with me to Hawaii. It’s hard to believe that an over – packer like myself would forget something like that, but I did. C’est la vie. Obviously, I had to pop into Sephora while I was there to grab one (ha ha). I chose the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil.
I rarely talk about products that I don’t like here; mostly because it’s more fun to review things I do like. That said, when something is particularly bad I feel it’s important to tell you about it. Kind of like a public service, n’est-ce pas?
I was at Shopper’s a month or so ago picking up a few indulgences neccessities, and at the last minute tossed a bottle of Origins Zero Oil into my basket. I can’t resist a product that promises oil control.
So you guys have probably noticed that my love affair with the Body Shop has been going through a bit of a renaissance lately. I just think that they have great products at completely reasonable prices. I’ve been branching out in what I buy there, in the past I’ve just stuck to body wash and lotion, and I’ve been very pleased.
Recently I’ve been hearing a lot about cleansing balms on different blogs and on YouTube. In particuar, the Emma Hardie cleansing balm has been getting a lot of attention. It sounds divine but I just can’t stomach spending $56 or more on a cleanser. Seems a little cray, oui? Enter The Body Shop. They do a cleansing butter (same thing my pets) at a regular girl price point! The Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter is about $16 and is just divine.
I got mine for 50% off! Anyway, it’s a solid in the pan but as you work it into your face it melts into a lovely, indulgent oil. It melts off make-up in moments and rinses off easily leaving your skin squeaky clean and moisturized. I really enjoy using this product. I take it off with a warm face cloth and it’s lovely; almost as nice as a hot bath. It’s also very gentle. I massage it right into my eyelids and it doesn’t irritate my eyes at all.
As you can see, I’ve already used it a lot! I think this cleansing butter is destined to become a staple in my skin care routine.
So I haven’t really blogged about my skin care routine because, frankly, I think it’s kind of dull. That said, I do take good care of my skin because you only get one face. I think it’s a good idea to look after it. Ya feel me? I don’t do anything super fancy but I definitely have a few products I swear by. For me, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing are the keys to healthy looking skin. I recently ran out of toner and I wanted to try something new. I headed to the good old Body Shop, I’ve been obsessed with it lately, and picked up a bottle of the Seaweed Clarifying Toner.
This toner is supposed to remove impurities and refine pores. I haven’t really noticed a difference in my pores (does anyone ever actually see a change? ) but I do like this stuff. It’s really good for catching any make up I missed when washing my face and it’s super gentle. It’s also going to last for ages, which is nice. My only complaint is that the bottle isn’t very squeezy. Overall I think I will definitely be repurchasing this product.
On the same trip I also purchased a tub of the Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream.
With the change in seasons my skin had been feeling a little dry and I wanted a richer moisturizer. I read positive reviews of this one on a few blogs and I wasn’t disappointed.
This cream is very silky and luxurious. It’s not greasy and just gives that extra bit of hydration that I was looking for. It’s a day cream but I’ve been using it at night as well because I’m lazy a rebel and it does the job nicely. It claims to be light reflecting but to be honest I really haven’t noticed anything like that; however, I like this cream and I will definitely buy it again.
P.S. I am still completely obsessed with the Chocomania Dry Oil. Have you tried it yet? I think that you should.