As a style blogger I get the opportunity to try a wide variety of skin care products and brands. I don't always post about them. In all honesty, the majority of products I receive I'm not really that impressed with. However, there are the select few that I fall in love with and incorporate into my daily routine.
So today I wanted to share with you some of the products I use on a daily basis. Just about everything I've included I've used for a significant amount of time.
Insta Natural Vit C Serum
About: Brighten the skin, lighten dark spots and address aging concerns including fine lines and wrinkles. Good for all skin types. No parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, formaldehyde releasers, MCI/MI and synthetic dyes. Price point $17.97
My Experience: I was expecting a pleasant citrus smell and was disappointed when I didn't particularly care for the scent however, it's whats inside that matters. After the first week, I began getting compliments on my skin. I set aside a couple days a week where I refrain from wearing makeup and those were the days I was receiving compliments. My skin appeared brighter and less tired. It helped areas of my skin tone that were uneven/discolored. Curious if it was in fact the serum that was making such an impact, I stopped using it to test out my theory. A week went by and my skin started to dull again. It appeared noticeably less vibrant. Luckily, I don't mind the smell now and I use it every morning after cleansing. It will remain a staple in my skin care routine!
Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
About: A water-activated enzyme powder exfoliant and cleanser of rice bran, papaya and our anti-aging HADASEI-3™ Complex. Reveals skin's natural gleam.Ideal for normal or combination skin. Non-irritating. Non-sensitizing. Dermatologist tested. Created with conditioning pearl extract. Formulated without Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Parabens, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates. Price point $65
My Experience: I first received this is my Zoe Report box and was immediately taken back by the luxuriousness of the packaging. The first thing I always notice is scent and it smells to me a bit like a cast iron skillet. An odd thing for a face product to smell like I suppose, but I don't mind it because it reminds me of my grandmother. Upon first use it, you instantly notice a very soft silky feeling. I rinsed, expecting that feeling to diminish but, to my surprise, it remained. I ran in the office asking my husband to feel my face. After looking at me like I was CRAZY, he did and was astounded with the silky smoothness of my skin! It's a VERY gentle exfoliant and I currently use it as a part of my PM routine however, because it's so gentle you could use it multiple times a day. Besides making my skin incredibly soft, it also creates a beautiful canvas for my makeup! I feel as though my foundation blends much better now.