Today, I’m focusing on another mask from this collection, the Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask. This is a great exfoliating mask that doesn’t actually feel like it’s exfoliating, which is perfect for those that have more sensitive skin. The key aspects of this mask aim to reduce pore size and smooth the skin. I was beyond impressed with the sight of my pores after using the Charcoal Purifying Glow mask, and since the Chinese Ginseng & Rice mask is more of an exfoliant, I noticed it def did its job of smoothing my skin and minimizing larger pores around my nose.
As far as ingredients go, The Body Shop is known, and praised for, for it’s use of fair trade ingredients. The ginseng and rice extract comes from China, and the sesame seed oil from Nicaragua. You get a great sense of the ingredients from the texture, and I apply it to my face after makeup removal, and drying. I once applied it when my face was a bit damp and it didn’t set as well as it had when my face was dry.
I’ve left it on for about 15 minutes each time, and right before taking it off, I massage the mask into my skin, and focus most on trouble areas where I have slight scarring. The ingredients don’t scratch your skin, which I’ve experienced before and, obviously, is no good for sensitive skin. It really does just feel like a deep cleanse thats getting rid of any dead skin cells or leftover makeup/ dirt.
Since the mask is a skin smoother, I think it’s a great option for lightening acne scars or dark spots one might have, a mask in addition to other skincare products can do wonders for getting rid of these annoying little things!! I might try to use this mask once a week so I can really track how well it lightens, but since my skin looks incredible after each use, I think it does have somewhat of an immediate effect.
My next few Face Mask Monday’s will continue to feature The Body Shop face mask line, so stay tuned for the next edition!
The past month has been filled with end of year testing, report cards, and moving out of our temporary school…I’ve been non-stop for quite some time, but I am so happy that I now have my summer to relax and focus on something that makes me truly happy…this blog!
With the weather heating up quickly, I need to make sure my current skincare products reflect the inevitable…oil control. I tend to have naturally oily skin to begin with, so knowing that humid and hot days lie ahead, switching up my routine is at the forefront of my beauty to do list.
Let me start by saying I’ve been using these three products in the morning, as a way to prime my skin for the long, oil bound, day ahead. This line features Ole Henriksen’s trademarked Green Fusion Complex, which includes antiseptic properties to keep oil at bay, as well as many botanical ingredients such as kelp, eucalyptus, green tea, and Irish moss extracts, to keep skin calm and hydrated.
This entire line has been great for my skin for the past month. The heat and humidity and wreck havoc for those of us with oily skin types, but this Ole Henriksen line does a great job in setting up skin for success against the weather. Stop by Sephora and test out the feel of the toner and moisturizer, guaranteed you’ll fall in love! I recently discovered they have an Balance it All Essentials Kit, which has mini versions of each, perfect for traveling!
Balancing Force Oil Control Toner | $26
Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator | $34
Balance it All Essentials Kit | $34
I jump at the chance to try any new serum, so I was super excited when HydroPeptide’s
LUMAPRO-C Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum showed up to my door about a month ago. I did some research on this product before testing it out and I was shocked to see that it retails for $148. Needless to say, I had very high hopes for this product and what it would deliver.
The aim of this serum is to safely brighten your complexion- so, if you have any acne scars or hyper-pigmentation issues, this is a great product to use to help combat that. I really worry about my skin being dull, so a radiance product is just what I feel I need in the morning to help me look bright and fresh. This Brightening Pigment Corrector has 8 ingredients for brightening, and 3 key actives, work together to improve texture and break down hyper-pigmented cells.
I’ve been using this product since December in my morning skincare routine. I do have a few small little acne scars from breakouts that I didn’t treat properly. I’ve noticed that a few of them, which weren’t that bad or noticeable to begin with, are now pretty much gone- which, is, awesome!!
I’ve read quite a few reviews on this product that all say it works great in fixing heavier discoloration, and I had such a great experience with it improving my few dark spots. Even when I’m doing a no makeup look I always put a dab of concealer on those areas, and I’ve noticed I’m barely doing that now. Also, the brightening ingredients are incredible and each day I use this serum I notice how radiant my complexion looks.
The price point is the one thing that will hold me back from repurchasing this product. I think if I had more of an issue with hyper-pigmentation I would highly consider repurchasing. It’s an impressive serum for sure, and if you’re interested in trying it, use the code BBLUMA20 for 20% off your purchase!!
HydroPeptide’s LUMAPRO-C Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum | $148
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This is yet another great product by Valentia, I highlight advise adding retinol to any skincare routine, and this Night Revive Serum is a perfect addition.
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