Monday, November 3, 2014

Quick Reviews Of Some Recent Skincare I've Tried | Origins, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden, Marula by John Paul Selects

Some of my recent skincare trials and how I like them and a quick review of what I’ll repurchase and what not. I don’t experiment with too much skincare, but when something really nice and intriguing comes along, I don’t mind giving it a go. 

Skincare Trials from Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, John Paul Marula, Origins

Marula by Jonh Paul Selects Pure Marula Cleansing Lotion ($38; - its a 100% natural cleansing lotion enriched with Marula Oil, Aloe, an AHA complex of five fruit acids and natural plant peptides. Its quite a thin lotion that helps get rid of makeup, without drying skin too much. The AHA’s help with a bit of exfoliation and brightening and can get a bit too much for my sensitive skin on a daily basis, so I used it not more than 3 times in a week. Its effective in removing makeup completely and doesn’t leave skin feeling tight. There is a strong scent though that might bother some, but definitely a nice one to check out if you want effective makeup cleansing and don’t want to something too drying.

Marula by John Paul Selects Pure Marula Cleansing Lotion Review, Photos

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide  is a new range from Elizabeth Arden Skincare and a good anti-aging line to try that helps refine skin texture and adds moisture back without the heaviness. The Moisture Cream Broad Spectrum SPF30 ($50) is really nice - its has a smooth, very light texture that absorbs instantly without any sort of a whitish cast or greasy residue. I might get a jar of it once I’m done with the other moisturizers I have been using. The Caplet Serum ($60) is nice too, but I prefer it more under makeup as a primer though since it is not too tacky and makes for a good base. There is no visible sheen from the pearls, once crushed, but it does leave skin looking instantly plump and a bit brighter. The Ceramide Eye Gel ($40) is great. Its very, very light, yet moisturizing and great under concealer. Absolutely no greasy residue as well. The whole range is priced quite well for good skincare and definitely worth taking a look at. 

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Day Cream, Caplet Serum and Eye Gel Review, Photos

Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum ($56; is a hydrating serum with a light moisturizer consistency, not too runny or too thick. It is super fast absorbing and if you don’t have very dry skin, you might not require a moisturizer over it, but I definitely need one over. Its a good serum, decent price that is lightweight and packaged well. It does help temporarily to make pores look a bit smaller and smoother.

Origins Plantscription Anti Aging Power Serum Review, Photos

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II ($62 $92; - It look me a while to try out this uber popular serum by Estee Lauder and I absolutely love it. Its one of my skincare staples now and layers so well under any kind of moisturizer. Its a well formulated, solid serum to look into if you don’t want anything too heavy, or silicone-y. I love how quickly it absorbs and the packaging as well. Most likely a repurchase for me, unless I find something at a better price point that works similarly or better.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Review, Photos

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask ($22; - After trying out Origins’ Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask, I wanted to give the fragrance-free Clinique version a try. Clinique’s is a bit lighter than the Origins version, but just as moisturizing and great for sensitive skin or skin that is prone to a lot of redness issues. Its priced well too and definitely a staple for my in the coming months that I would absolutely re-purchase. 

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask Review, Photos

*This post contains some press samples sent for review consideration.

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