First off, I’m a huge Neutrogena fan, I think they really are the best for budget friendly, high quality, products. I’ve used a variety of Neutrogena products since middle school (!!) and I have never been disappointed.
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
If you’re wondering what micellar water is let me fill ya in. Micelles are tiny cleansing oil molecules that draw out dirt, makeup, anything yuck you don’t want at the end of the day, leaving your skin cleansed and pure. This particular micellar water has Vitamin C and B3, which helps to hydrate and purify skin as you’re removing makeup.
Another part about Simple’s Micellar Water that I love is how fresh and pure my skin feels after using it. There’s no residue, & you don’t need to rinse after use. Since the solution using Triple Purified Water, it leaves you with such a clean and great feeling.
Simple’s Micellar Water is perfect for removing your more everyday makeup, versus heavier makeup and eye makeup. I love using it nightly, and the price point is almost too good to be true. Def pick it up next time you’re in your local drugstore, Ulta, or Target!
Unfortunately, my first Mia isn’t working as well as it used to, it’s probably about 3-4 years old now, so it has run its course. I was so excited to try the new Clarisonic Mia 2 Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution Kit because I has seen it on some websites, and the idea of a deep pore detoxifying solution sounded magnificent to this beauty blogger!
Not only does Clarisonic put out a great facial cleansing system, they also have done a great job with their skincare products, such as cleansers and masks, as well. You don’t “need” to use a Clarisonic cleanser with your Clarisonic, I didn’t use their brand cleanser until recently, but they actually make a really great product!
The Deep Pore Dextoxifying Solution Kit comes with a bunch of great goodies. First, you get the Mia 2 device, which now functions with 2 speeds of cleansing, along with the 60 second timer, to help customize what your skin truly needs. You should not use the device for more than 60 seconds, one minute truly is all you need. One added bonus in this kit, that I didn’t have with my first Mia, is a case for it, which is really helpful in keeping it clean and in its own “spot”.
The kit also comes with the Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, in a great size too, no tiny sample bottle in this kit, and a Deep Pore Detoxifying Clay Mask. I’ve been using the Clay Mask twice a week, it’s your average clay mask, I enjoyed using it. I remove the mask with the Clarisonic when I’m done for a little added clean, it feels great.
If you’re looking for an every day facial type of feel, I highly suggest you invest in a Clarisonic, it is life changing! & here’s a bonus, score 15% off your Clarisonic order with the code HERCAMPUS until November 20! Yes, November 20!! Clarisonic also makes a great gift idea. If someone you know already owns one, think about getting them a few brush heads for the holidays, using the 15% off code makes it so worth it!
[Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own.]
I know the price tag might not seem so budget friendly, but seriously this is a great price for this type of product. If you’re looking to try a cleansing oil I’d try Burt’s Bees, they are such a well respected brand and I think this cleansing oil delivers great results!!
The tablet is formed using sandalwood, fullers Earth, and starch- which deliver cleanliness, exfoliation, and hydration…in that order. All I did was run the tablet under running water, crush it up, and massage it into my skin. It worked perfectly- didn’t irritate, fully cleansed my skin, and left me feeling clean.
All in all I really enjoyed using this super unique face wash. It was something new to me, and I had fun using the Face Gems. While I might not use it regularly while I’m at home, I would certainly use it while on a trip- you really cannot beat the convenience!!
Each box of Face Gems Face Wash has 60 tablets, so they keep you covered for quite some time. Check them out on the Feather & Bone site, and pick up a box for $15…a steal in my opinion.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish | $25.50
These cleansing towelettes work great to take off my daily makeup, it even gets all of my mascara off. Grapefruit is great for oily/ acne-prone skin, which is why I’ve always used a cleansing wipe with grapefruit as the featured ingredient, and the Burt’s Bees wipes are natural and paraben-free, which is what drew them to me the most.
After removing all my makeup I feel fresh and clean, even though I always follow-up with a cleanser just to remove any lingering dirt or makeup, and I never have that film-y feel some wipes tend to leave on skin. I think these facial wipes are perfect when you get home after a long night out, and the gentle refreshing scent is helpful for those times too, if you get what I mean.
I know there are hundreds of new and different facial wipes out there in the beauty world right now, but currently I’m loving the Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit, and I think I will for quite a while!
Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes | $5.99