Saturday, August 1, 2015

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser and Rosehip Cleanser

Indie Lee is a skincare brand that I’ve only recently discovered after a few rave reviews from here and there and have been absolutely loving whatever I've tried so far.

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser and Rosehip Cleanser

The Brightening Cleanser ($32; us.spacenk.com) was one of my very first products which I absolutely loved and then got the Rosehip Cleanser too. The Brightening Cleanser is a gel based cleanser that doesn't  foam much, but does the job effectively. It has a very strong strawberry scent which is fresh, not too bothersome for me since it washes off and doesn’t linger. The Brightening Cleanser, as the name suggests, is aimed at brightening skin and adding a bit of glow to dull skin while gently cleansing. The Rosehip Cleeanser ($32; us.spacenk.comis very similar in texture, less slippery though and is aimed at nourishing skin, less scented and better for sensitive noses.  

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser and Rosehip Cleanser



Both are skin cleansers and not the best at makeup removal so they work better on slightly clean skin or when there’s not much makeup removal to be done. While not too foaming, they both work very well. I do prefer the Brightening Cleanser a little more than the Rosehip cleanser since the effects are much more visible and instant. They are both non-stripping and very gentle on dry skin with absolutely no residue left behind. Overall, fabulous, must try cleansers that do a great job at cleansing the skin, even though not the best at removing long wear makeup. Perfect choices if you are looking for a second cleanser or something for non-makeup days. 

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser and Rosehip Cleanser
Rosehip Cleanser Ingredients : Aqua, Sodium Olivate, Glycerin, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus, Eriobotrya Japonica Extract. Brightening Cleanser Ingredients : Purified Water (aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Coco- Glucoside Citrate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Xanthan Gum, Strawberry Oil, Lycopene, *Phenoxyethanol And *Ethylhexylglycerin. *Both Derived From Natural Sources

Three Hydrating Face Mists For Summer

Its been extremely hot and humid lately and I’ve been loving the convenience of face mists, be it just something as simple as water in a spritzer or something like a toning mist with a few good for your skin ingredients. 

Three Hydrating Face Mists For Summer

A new launch from Yes to Grapefruit and a very refreshing one with a grapefruit scent is the Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Toning Face Mist ($10.99; target.com; press sample) .The mist is fine and I only need a spritz or two. Its infused with Vitamin C and is supposed to brighten overtime, but I haven’t been using it that long or that frequently to comment on that. I do like that it is very hydrating, similar to the Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner ($36; shop.nordstrom.com; press sample), which has a lovely apricot scent. Both feel a tad sticky initially, but hydrate really well and feel refreshing. The Elemis Apricot Toner is alcohol-free and can leave skin looking a tad dewy after while, so good enough even during the colder months. A long time favorite for me has been the Caudalie Grape Water Spray ($18; sephora.com), which just feels like plain water and plumps skin up. Its a good one to be used as a mid-day refresher or before moisturizer. I like to follow up with moisturizer when skin is still a tad damp for instant softness. The Grape Water Spray also comes in a smaller travel size, but mine is the bigger size which has lasted months and still feels almost full.

Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Toning Face Mist
Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Toning Face Mist Ingredients
Elemis Apricot Soothing Toner
Elemis Apricot Soothing Toner Review, Photos
Caudalie Grapewater Spray
Caudalie Grapewater Spray Ingredients
What are your favorite face mists this summer?

Friday, July 31, 2015

DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Eye Soufflé

After trying out the DermaDoctor Kakadu C Amethyst Detox Mask, I very recently added the Eye Soufflé ($68; sephora.com) to my skincare routine. Its a light textured eye cream with a bouncy consistency that feels great on the under eye area.

Derma Doctor Kakadu C Eye Souffle Review, Photos


The Kakadu C Eye Soufflé is loaded with Vitamin C, Peptides and Caffeine and claims to help reduce visible dark circles and brighten the under eye area while moisturizing and firming. Its a nice cream for day and night, and while the product does take sometime to completely absorb, it acts as a barrier by protecting skin from dryness. It also is a good one to pat on before applying concealer (just be sure to wipe off the excess), especially ones that cake and get into fine lines. As for it reducing dark circles, I haven’t seen much of a difference with that, but it does deliver a really nice dose of moisture for the under eye area, without the heavy/greasy feeling. My under eye area looks a tad brighter from time to time though after very regular use, which in turn makes me look just a little less tired. I am going to keep using it until I’m done with the whole jar, which I assume might take quite a while, and will report back if I see a drastic change in my persistant dark circles. That apart, its a really nice cream with a beautiful texture, very light consistency, yet moisturizing enough for day and night, formulated sans synthetic fragrances and parabens.

Derma Doctor Kakadu C Eye Souffle Review, Photos
Derma Doctor Kakadu C Eye Souffle Review, Photos




*Press Sample