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Skinfood Honey Moisture Gel 90 Review

Product Description

A moisturizing gel with 90% honey extract to hydrate sensitive, dry chapped skin. Gives rough skin nutrition and glow.

Thoughts

I’ve been using a few drugstore brands for moisturizers for a bit as I felt like I was spending too much for daytime moisturizers lately. I would rather spend a little more for my night regime than my morning since I put makeup on top of it. I tried out two Olay moisturizers but didn’t like either of them very much. In case anyone was wondering, it was the Olay Moisturizing Lotion Sensitive Skin and Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream, which started to dry up and flake on my skin (EEKS!). I decided to switch back to Asian brands because Olay was failing me.

I’ve mentioned before that I like when products have a more natural ingredients list because my skin is quite sensitive and acne prone. Honey is known to have many benefits for our skin including: being naturally antibacterial, provides moisture, and helps sooth our skin. Skinfood claims that this product contains 90% honey extract! Had to give that a try after seeing that in the product description.

First off, I would like to note that I don’t think the Honey Moisture Gel 90 is only meant for a face moisturizer. It’s basically meant for all body use. Which would explain the big size! I didn’t pay close attention to the size so when I received the product, I was surprised by how big the container was. Probably around the same size as the The Body Shop’s body butters. Which means, if you love it, this is great news LOL! Or if you don’t like it on your face, you can use it on the rest of your body :p.

I decided to go with a gel moisturizer this time around because I felt like I was starting to break out from the heavier creams I used during winter. Apparently adding face oils to my regime every night was too much for my skin to handle. The problem with gel moisturizers usually is that they are not moisturizing enough for most skin types – unless you have oily skin. I was hoping the honey extract would help in this particular problem. The texture of it is similar to other gel moisturizers. What makes it different is the slightly tacky feel. It applies on smooth, but after application if you lightly tap your face, there is a slight tackiness to it. Not enough to really bother me, but it does exist initially.

However, if you give the product some time to settle into the skin, I actually quite like it. It makes my skin feel quite moisturized, but not overly so where I feel like my face is a bucket of oil. I think if you expect it to be super moisturizing you’d be sadly disappointed. This is great for people with slightly oily skin or combination skin. If you have dry skin, I suggest that you stay away LOL! It is a good choice for the summer when you need a little bit of moisture without it irritating your skin as you sweat from the heat outside. It also hasn’t bothered my acne-prone skin so that’s always a plus!

I have not used it on the rest of my body so I cannot comment on that, but I think I’d usually prefer something more moisturizing for the rest of my body.

It doesn’t smell like honey to me, but there is a slight scent. Nothing overwhelming or distinct though.

3.5/5

Luxebox Winter 2012

For the winter Luxebox they placed all the items inside a drawstring bag inside the box instead of just placing it into the box and wrapping it up! Sorry I forgot to include the kabuki brush in the picture with all the items! If Luxebox keeps things up, I would be sooo happy. They’ve been impressing me with the Fall box and this Winter box ::^^::.



Loose Button // Faux Eye Lashes

[[ Perfect for your holiday parties. Glam up your look by adding a pair of falsies. Apply with your favourite lash glue and you’ll be ready for the night! ]]
Full Size: — || Received: — *FULL SIZED*

Donna Karan // Woman

[[ A fragrance created for women, by women. Feminine and sensual. The strength and softness of women is expressed through creamy notes of orange flower, that delicately wrap the confident signature core of haitian vetiver and sandalwood. ]]
Full Size: $135/100mL || Received: $9.45/7mL

I like when perfume samples come in the same design as the full sized perfumes LOL. It’s so pretty and cute ::GAH::.

Loose Button // Kabuki Brush

[[ A kabuki brush that works with many different types of makeup, delicately made to accentuate every feature. ]]
Full Size: — || Received: — *FULL SIZED*

Dermalogica // precleanse

[[ The first step of the Dermalogica Double Cleanse for your cleanest skin ever! Nourishing Oilve, Apricot and Kukui Nut oils cut through make-up, sunscreens and oil-based debris, readying them for easy removal. Add water to transform this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion that lifts debris from the skin’s surface, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors. ]]
Full Size: $50.50/150mL || Received: $5.05/15mL

Cake Beauty // it’s a slice Supreme Body Mousse

[[ It’s a slice supreme body mousse a rich whipped orange-vanilla body lotion to blanket your body in an ultra light body lotion with extreme hydrators that will leave your skin lightly scented and perfectly moisturized and smooth. your skin will look and feel exceptionally dewy and supple
Cake girls say that it smells like sweet orange and creamy vanilla … xox
]]
Full Size: $22.00/250mL || Received: $5.81/66mL

B.Kamins // Day Lotion SPF 15

[[ A lightweight, oil-free lotion that diffuses a blend of moisturizers, anti-oxidants and vitamins to leave skin silky smooth and hydrated all day long. This multi-purpose product not only moisturizes, but also helps protect skin with SPF 15. A perfect primer for makeup. Results are a healthy, luminescent glow! ]]
Full Size: $80.00/50mL || Received: $24.00/15mL

B.Kamins // Lip Balm SPF 20

[[ A soothing anti-aging lip balm with Bio-Maple Compound and UVA/UVB sunscreens that repairs and protects. This balm creates a smoother palette for lipstick application by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and reducing the feathering of lip color. Use anytime for softer, more luscious lips! ]]
Full Size: $21.00/0.5oz || Received: $5.46/0.13oz

Schwarzkopf // OSiS+ Dust It

[[ OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder has a lightweight texture to assist the natural movement of your hair and help add texture for a matt finish. OSiS+ Dust It has control level 1 (light) for natural movement and style. ]]
Full Size: $19.99/50mL || Received: 10g

Glossybox September 2012

So this was the second last box that Glossybox offered at $15. Last week all the subscribers received an email saying they’re increasing the price to $21!! That’s a crazy increase from $15! Current subscribers get the October box at $15 and after that it will also increase to $21 for them.

It’s very irritating because of the fact that GB’s items seems to be going down in value as time goes by. The amount of drugstore brands will be a big part of this company’s boxes too from what I can see. Paying $21 a month for drugstore brands seems pretty crazy.

Glymm had an increase from $10 to $12 but current subscribers got to stay at $10. Luxebox went from $12 to $26 every 3 months. After my last $15 box I’m going to be cancelling my Glossybox, sadly =



Wella // Mirror Polish Shine Spray

[[ Illuminate your style with an exquisite spray. ]]
Full Size: 40mL/$12.99 || Received: 40mL/$12.99 *FULL SIZED*

B. Kamins // Lip Balm SPF 20

[[ A soothing anti-aging lip balm with Bio-Maple Conpound and UVA/UVB sunscreens that repairs and protects. ]]
Full Size: 15g/$21 || Received: 3.6g/$5.04

B. Kamins // Maple Body Lotion

[[ A luxurious anti-aging lotion infused with honey, Vitamins A&E and Bio-Maple Compound for ultimate hydration. ]]
Full Size: 180mL/$41 || 12mL/$2.73

NYX Cosmetics // The Crimson Amulet Collection

[[ The Crimson Amulet Collection enriches your beauty by adding glamour to your red carpet splendor. ]]
Full Size: Full Compact/$25 || Received: Full Compact/$25 *FULL SIZED*


[[ Dove ClearTone is specifically created to help reduce underarm discolouration caused by dry skin from shaving. ]]
Full Size: 45g/$3.99-$4.99 || Received: 17g/$1.89

Approximate Value: $47.65

Will edit entry with my review as I try the items.

Glymm September 2012



Evolvh // UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & UltraShine Moisture Conditioner

[[ This shampoo has quickly earned the trust of top hairdressers and discerning clients, with many dubbing it the most moisturizing and repairing shampoo in the world. Designed to provide the optimum level of moisture, amino and fatty acids, and pH level for every hair type, the result is hair with greater strength and elasticity. Specialized amino acids rebuild damaged hair, gradually returning hair closer to its ideal composition. When you apply the conditioner it will feel as if it is vanishing. This is because it is being absorbed rather than just sitting on top of the hair. ]]
(Shampoo) Full Size: 250mL/$24.00 || Received: 59mL/$5.66
(Conditioner) Full Size: 250mL/$25.00 || Received 59mL/$5.90

LA Fresh // Waterproof Makeup Remover

[[ Bye-bye waterproof color and all those other greasy makeup removers. Hello sparkling clean eyes & lips in an instant. Refresh & nourish your delicate eye & lip area with a luscious 6-oil blend of Olive, Jojoba, Sesame, Grapeseed, Vitamin E and Lavender. So effortless, there’s no pulling or tugging to cause irritation. Natural lavender aromatherapy. Free of parabens, sulfates, alcohol, petrochemicals, glycols, dyes, PEGs, artificial fragrances & animal byproducts. ]]
Full Size: 24 wipes/$9.99 || Received: 2 wipes/$0.83

Bentaberry // Super Moisturizing Face Cream for Girls

[[ This cream combines a revolutionary active ingredient, amiporine, with the benefits of the BENTA BERRY ultra-moisturizing complex, which come from fruits from Africa, China and Europe. Soothing, nourishing and intensely moisturizing, the cream melts into the skin to protect and restore radiance. This non-greasy formula provides an comfort and softness all-day-long . Its delicate fragrance was designed especially for girls by a famous perfumer. ]]
Full Size: 30mL/$19.00 || Received: 3mL/$1.90

Villainess // Dulce En Fuego Whipped Body Crème

[[ It is recommended to use it completely within two months of your first use, and always use clean hands to prolong your crème’s lifespan. A heavy moisture content for your dry skin, enough oils to create a breathable emollient barrier, and has a velvety-soft afterfeel. You’ll love it. Musky bitter chocolate sweetened with vanilla and touches of citrus then positively inflamed with black pepper and nutmeg will always leave you wanting more. ]]
Full Size: 177mL/$15.75 || Received: ??

Will edit entry as I try out the products! If you’re interested in signing up please consider using my link ::heart2::!