Beauty Reviews: February 2018

AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Repair Rescue Sealed Ends AmorePacific Future Response Age Defense Creme Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Fibre Force Bonding Cream AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Foam AmorePacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel

I have been busier lately working on more travel posts but with the amount of beauty products I try, I always get excited to share my insight on each one of them!  Without further to do, here are this month’s reviewed beauty products: (click “Continue Reading” button below)

  1. SKIN:  AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Foam – $50:  This month I finally got around to trying some of AmorePacific’s best sellers.  This cleansing foam was my fave of the 4 products I tried by the luxurious Asian skincare brand.  It has a creamy formula that is super soothing & calming.  While it does contain a few exfoliating microbeads throughout, they are so delicate that this face wash feels more moisturizing than exfoliating.  Even though I have oily skin, I still really like how soft & nourished my skin felt.  It is a great softening face wash for all skin types.  Verdict: personally, I prefer my face wash to be more on the exfoliating and/or clarifying side of the spectrum than the moisturizing side so at this steep price I would not likely re-order.  However, when my skin is on the drier side, I may reconsider.
  2. SKIN:  AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel – $60:  This unique packaging provides pre-measured exfoliating powder doses that when mixed with a little water turn into a foaming “peel”.  The name is a little misleading as it is more of wash.  It takes some getting used to when playing with the right amount of water to mix in – too little and it stays too dry, but too much and you lose all the graininess of the exfoliating elements.  Regardless of the formulation, it definitely leaves your skin feeling ultra baby soft!  Verdict:  Since I like exfoliating that I can feel in the product, I would not re-order.  Even though I should base it on the results the product provides, the less than grainy texture doesn’t give me the mental satisfaction I need from an exfoliator.
  3. SKIN:  AmorePacific Future Response Age Defense Creme – $195:  I have tried several ultra expensive moisturizers over the years.  Trying this one adds another one to that $$$$ list.  I would classify this moisturizer as the heaviest you can go for a daytime cream while still being uber-quenching as a night cream.  On my oily skin, I preferred it as a night cream.  However, it would be great for those with dry skin!  As with all of the other AmorePacific products I tried, this definitely leaves your skin feeling noticeably softer.  There is a fairly good amount of product in the jar and a little bit goes a long way.  Verdict: if it was significantly less expensive, I would consider restocking.
  4. SKIN:  AmorePacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel– $85:  No surprise that this was yet another product from the AmorePacific line that instantly softened.  Its lightweight gel formulation gives a long-lasting hydration to the delicate eye area.  Verdict:  The more fine lines I get as I age, the more I crave a heavier texture in my eye cream. For that one reason, I would not reorder it but that’s not a testament to the results this product delivers.  Again, it’s just my personal preference.
  5. SKIN:  Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial – $80:  I think what intrigued me the most about this product was that it was not available in Canada due to the amount of AHA (25%!) it contained.  Banned in another country but available to me in the US?  Sign me up! 🙋🏻‍♀️ LOL!  It was also an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.  This 20-minute mask facial claims to “dramatically smooth texture, minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles, unclog pores, and boost overall clarity—revealing fresh, radiant, baby-soft skin”.  I did notice an immediate vibrancy & added softness.  I have not used the product enough to determine its long-term effects but based on my previous satisfaction with other Drunk Elephant products, I would imagine the results would be up to par.  Verdict:  since this is only a once-a-week mask, it will be a while before I need to reorder.  When the time comes, it would be a yes to this multipurpose “home facial”.  An added plus is that is comes with a travel size of the Virgin Marula Facial Oil too!
  6. HAIR:  Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Repair Rescue Sealed Ends – $11.27:  My hairstylist recommended I try this on my ends since I tend to get drier split ends.  Before drying my hair, I rubbed a small amount in my hands and pulled it through just my ends.  I blowdried as normal and definitely felt like my ends appeared healthier and shinier.  This feels like a leave-in mask for your ends, which adds a barrier of protection that actually helps keep them from breaking.  Verdict:  With all the expensive hair care products out there, the price and performance of this treatment cannot be beat!  Order up!  Oh and a little bit goes a LONG way!
  7. HAIR:  Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Fibre Force Bonding Cream – $20.84:  This was a gem of a birthday gift from hairstylist, who of course knows my hair best!  While the instructions on the label say to use this before shampooing, it definitely feels like more of a deep conditioning treatment that should be done AFTER shampooing.  My hairstylist agreed!  After leaving it on in the shower for about 5 minutes, the silkiness throughout my hair once I dry it makes it feel as though I just walked out of the salon.  Verdict:  Great price & such a treat for my hair!  Give it a try!
  8. HAIR:  Gem Lites Colorwash in Cognac Quartz Caramel Blonde – $22.25:  Another fab birthday gift from my hairstylist!  Thanks, Karissa! 😘  I would describe this as an at-home toner that keeps your hair color the right shade of whatever your preferred color is.  Using this about once a week helps refresh my blonde pieces so they don’t get too ashy or brassy.  They offer a big array of color choices too!  Verdict:  If you already paid for that beautiful salon color, why not spend a minimal amount to keep it looking like the shade you walked out of the salon with in between visits?  Give it a try!

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