Review: Eminence Sugar Plum Oil- Free Revitalizer

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Hello my lovelies! For starters, I would like to apologize for my lack of updates. School has really been kicking my butt and I have been stuck inside my study cave for the past month. I’m so happy that I finally have some time to write this review. Today, I would like to introduce you to the Eminence Sugar Plum Oil- Free Revitalizer. It’s a lightweight moisturizer that’s perfect for spring! I actually got it back in October and it has kept my skin looking good throughout the grueling NYC winter.

According to the official product description, this moisturizer “hydrates and balances oil production without clogging pores or drying out your skin. Formulated with vitamin-rich rosehip and watercress, it replenishes moisture and soothes as sage tones to diminish the appearance of large pores. Green tea offers nourishing antioxidant benefits to protect against damaging free-radicals, creating a youthful, radiant complexion.”

Ingredients: Sugar Plum, Plum Juice, Rosehip, Sage Extract, Green Tea Extract, Plum Nectar, Watercress Extract, Natural Cream Base, Biocomplex (Vitamin A, Vitamin C Ester,Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid), Plum Essence, Glycine Derivative.

How to Apply: Apply a layer of moisturizer over the entire face and neck area and leave on. For a lighter application, emulsify a small amount of moisturizer in your hand with a few drops of water. For extra hydration, apply a thicker layer in dry areas.

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Pros:

  • Lightweight and perfect for going out
  • Dries to a matte finish
  • Doesn’t make me breakout
  • Has a light, sweet, and fruity scent that isn’t overpowering
  • Comes with a small spatula that’s perfect for scooping out the right amount of product
  • You only need to use a small amount per application. I’ve been using this once a day, almost every day since October and more than ½ the product is still left.

Cons:

  • You have to keep this product in the dark, which I always forget to do.
  • I could never imagine using my fingers to scoop the product up. That just screams- Hello Staph Aureus!
  • Doesn’t really diminish the size of my pores like it says in the description.

Time Used Before Review: Almost every day since October.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Totally amazing!!!

Where You Can Buy It: Dermstore.com, Eminence Organics Website.

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Review: Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser

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Hi everyone! Today I will be doing a review on my current favorite cleanser- the Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser. I discovered this oil-based cleanser after reading stellar reviews about it on several beauty blogs. In addition, there has been a lot of hype going on over probiotic and oil- based products in the skincare industry.My curiosity got the best of me, and I immediately put this cleanser on my Christmas wish list. After one use I fell in love with it! According to the company’s official website:

“This intelligent, aromatic, creamy infusion glides on to the skin and lifts off all impurities and make- up. It fuses probiotic and peptide technologies with BioOrganic plant and flower essences to hydrate and soothe dull and dehydrated skin promoting a luminous, dewy, radiant glow whilst helping to prevent skin ageing. Fragranced with an uplifting essential oil blend of Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Rosemary and Bergamot this creamy cleanser along with its soft antibacterial bamboo muslin cloth buffs away dead skin cells and make-up whilst helping to stimulate the skin’s natural renewal process. This in turn speeds skin cell turnover, resulting in a brighter complexion with fresher, younger skin cells ready for hydration on the surface.”

Check out more product info and my pros and cons list below!

Ingredients: Aqua/ Water, Dicapryly Carbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cocoglycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Theobroma Cacoa (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Lactose, Lactis Proteinum/ Milk Protein, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Panthenol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Limonene*, Linalool*, (*Naturally Occurring In Essential Oil)

Application: Apply to dry skin, massage deeply with fingertips to lift daily grime and makeup away from the skin and stimulate circulation. Remove cleanser with the muslin to gently exfoliate and reveal a bright, clean and glowing complexion. Ensure the cloth is warm and damp, and gently sweep over the skin.

How I Apply It: After putting this on, I like to massage my skin for several minutes. After rinsing this off, I sometimes reapply it to get a deeper clean.

Pros:

  • Even though this cleanser is oil-based it has a very nice thick and creamy consistency. It doesn’t feel oily at all when I put this into my hands.
  • I really like the muslin cloth that comes with it. It’s very soft, but it effectively removes all traces of makeup. You get a light exfoliation.
  • My face feels amazing after using this! It feels very soft and moisturized. Plus, I also have very sensitive skin, and this has not caused any irritation.
  • It really removes all traces of makeup including, water-proof mascara.
  • You only need to use a small amount of this product at every application.
  • This smells very earthy and clean.
  • The packaging is gorgeous and looks really elegant.

Cons:

  • I’m not a fan of cleansers that come in jars. Just the thought of anything in a jar makes my inner neat freak cringe. I’m always afraid of contaminating the product so I wash my hands thoroughly before scooping up this product. Also, I sometimes use a sterilized scooper. My microbiology professor would be oh so proud! =/
  • This is a bit pricey- $53 for a 4 fluid ounce jar. At the same time, you only need to use a little bit at every application.

Time Used Before Review: I applied this about once a day for 2 weeks.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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