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Korres Nectarine Velvet Moisturizing Mask Review

Product Description

This rich, velvet-textured mask is formulated with nectarine extract — known for its high antioxidant properties — to instantly moisturize and tone skin. A unique multi-mineral complex tones as it restores and maintains hydration while deeply nourishing shorea butter softens the skin. Olive oil esters and provitamin B5 restore suppleness and provide long-lasting moisture while a cocktail of sweet almond and macadamia seed oils soothe and nourish skin. This at-home treatment is beautifully scented with the soft fragrance of sweet nectarines.

Thoughts

With the temperature dropping, it is about the time our skin needs some help to keep it from feeling too dry! I bought this mask because every winter I have the problem of flakey skin. I don’t have very dry skin, but it doesn’t stop certain spots on my face from flaking once the wind starts kicking up. I don’t usually prefer foundations that are aimed at people with dry skin because I end up with an oily face soon after. Instead, I like to choose skincare products that can give me a better foundation (my skin) to put makeup on.

I’ve been trying to stay with more natural skincare products for the past year or two. Not to say that all my products are natural, but I like to at least have one or two skincare products in my regime so that my face doesn’t go crazy. Korres is known for using a bit more natural ingredients in their lines so I decided during my last Sephora haul to pick this product up.


To my surprise, this product is highly scented. Anyone that is sensitive to scented products, I encourage you to stay away from this mask. Even for me, a person who likes nicely scented products, Korre’s Moisturizing Mask was incredibly overwhelming! In fact, I thought that because it’s more natural and uses nectarine extract, it wouldn’t smell so artificial. I would expect this from a drugstore brand aimed at a younger age group.

With that said, if you don’t mind the smell, the product is actually pretty good. It feels like a cream, but it is very light. Doesn’t feel greasy. And it also absorbs rather quickly into the skin so I was not left with a visible white mask on my face. I guess that wouldn’t matter if you’re putting on a mask anyway, none of us would be walking out with one on, right? haha. It was nice though, because usually wash off masks that advertises itself as a moisturizing product end up pretty oily on the face, which makes me nervous about breaking out.

After washing it off I’m always left feeling moisturized. I don’t feel greasy, I’m just left with soft skin! And it seems to have a lasting effect. I don’t wake up the next morning feeling like I need to apply it again. I would recommend applying this mask 1-2 times a week (I have combination skin). As long as you’re okay with the smell for a few minutes a week then you would be good :p

4/5

Lush Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask Review


Product Description

Spots! Oily areas! Blackheads! The frustration of having breakout prone skin can incite aggressive, ‘industrial’ type cleaning. Unfortunately, breakout prone skin is often very sensitive, so using harsh cleansers can actually make the problem worse. Don’t over attack your skin; lead it firmly down the path to salvation with Cosmetic Warrior. Cosmetic Warrior is kind to problem-laden faces thanks to moisturizing egg whites and honey, which smooth and tighten the pores, and cleansing garlic and tea tree oil for a fresh, clear, happy face.

Thoughts

Originally I had gone to LUSH in search of a mask that would help out my dry, sensitive skin for the winter. The sales associate had recommended me Oatifix, but unfortunately, it was out of stock at the time. I decided to go back again recently to see if they had Oatifix this time around, but it was just my luck that it was again out of stock. I was recommended Cosmetic Warrior instead.

Cosmetic warrior contains an array of ingredients to help acne-prone skin, but also to moisturize your sensitive skin. Three major ingredients included to help with the acne part are garlic, tea tree, and kaolin. Tea tree is pretty known in the western skincare world to help with blemishes. I’ve never tried skincare that featured garlic as one of its main ingredients. And kaolin is a type of clay that originated from China. I’ve tried Tarte product line that uses Amazonian clay to help keep our skin in balance.

One thing that was very noticeable when I first used the product was the smell that came out. It is not a very pleasant scent, and after I read the ingredients, I can only imagine why, what with it featuring garlic LOL. However, because of the tea tree oil, there’s also a bit of mintiness to the scent and feel of the formula. And of course, because it contains clay, it has the usual smell that mud or clay products contain.

The formula itself has a lot of chunky bits from the ingredients. I’m not a big fan of that as I’d rather all the ingredients be finely combined into the formula. I end up with bits of ingredients sticking on my face. You can feel the mintiness of the tea tree on your face, but it wasn’t irritating. The formula was a smooth enough for me to apply without too much hassle and dries in a decent amount of time.

After using the mask, I did notice the softness of my face and also my pores being smaller. Acne that I had also seemed to have calmed down a bit so it wasn’t as big. One thing I woluld say is that if you usually have a dry face, I don’t recommend this product to you.

When my face is feeling out of balance, using the mask seems to help it out. I don’t seem to be as oily. However, on days I feel more dry, it seems to make it a bit worse. I think the clay sucks the oils out of my face so when I leave it on for a little too long while going through my dry-skin period, it’s not helping.

Overall, a pretty good mask to try if you’re looking for something to help balance your skin when it’s going through its crazy phase. It’ll also help calm down any acne on your face. I wouldn’t recommend it if you usually have very dry skin or to leave it on for too long if you have combo skin.

4/5

Glossybox August 2012



Sebastian // Potion 9 Lite

[[ Potion 9 Lite conditions, restores, and enhances manageable styling. ]]
Full Size: 150mL/$20.95 || Received: 50mL/$6.98

Bioré // Makeup Removing Towelettes

[[ Lock onto dirt and makeup, even stubborn waterpoorf mascara, and lift it away without leaving a greasy residue… so you get thoroughly clean skin. ]]
Full Size: 10ct/$3.99|30ct/$9.99|60ct/$14.99 || Received: 10ct/$3.99 (FULL SIZE)

Kryolan// Kyrolan for Glossybox Lipstick

[[ Professional beauty lipstick for soft and glamorous lips with a luminous, long-lasting colour. ]]
Full Size: N/A || Received: N/A

Neve // Eye Pencil

[[ This professional line of eyeliner is a perfect and playful way to wear this season’s pastel palette for a soft and gentle look. ]]
Full Size: 1.10g/$11.99 || Received: 1.10g/$11.99 (FULL SIZE)

BeFine // Fine Food Skin Care

[[ Amazing samples from the best in fine foods. The Exfoliating Cleanser, the Gentle Cleanser, the Night Cream, the Pore Refining Scrub Treatment, and the Warming Clay Mask: A complete collection of superb products to invigorate, protect, and detoxify your skin. ]]
Full Size: 50-150mL/$24-$30 || Received: 10mL-14g/N/A

Trend Trunk Gift Card

[[ Cash in your closet with Trend Trunk, a social marketplace which allows you to buy, sell, and donate your amazing new and pre-loved fashion! This card could give you anywhere from $5-$250 to spend. ]]
*Bonus Item*

Ectoplast // SOS Blister

[[ Ectoplast SOS Blister helps you fall back in love with your fabulous, but painful shoes! With hydrocolloid technology, it helps blisters heal faster and its extra strong adhesion keeps the bandage in place for days. ]]
Full Size: 5 units/$5.99 || Received 5 units/$5.99 (FULL SIZE)
*Bonus Item*

I’m rather excited to try out the stuff in the BeFine box, but that’s about it. I really wish they would step up their game a little. They started out so well, but they also fell into this drugstore blackhole that the other beauty box companies did.

I’ll edit this post with my review as I try them. If you’re interested in subscribing please consider using my link ::heart2::!

Glymm August 2012

I quite like the design of the bag the samples came in this month! I expected the same makeup bag we’ve been receiving thus far, but in a different colour. Was pleasantly surprised to see this bag instead.



Vitamine & Sea // Mineral Clay Mask

[[ This natural facial mask made with clay directly from the Dead Sea will tingle as it softly exfoliates, eliminates toxins, promotes circulation, cleanses and strengthens your skin.This organic mask is enriched with vitamins B1, B2, C, A, D and E from sweet almond oil to pamper your skin and a touch of honey that will protect from daily free radical damage and balance your skins moisture, and work immediate wonders on all skin types giving a soft, tight, sexy, radiant glow. ]]
Full Size: 210mL/$62.00 || Received: ??

Naked Princess // Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss

[[ Infused with Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Moroccan Vanilla, & Antioxidants for radiance & shine. A collagen-producing Peptide helps to plump lips without irritation to reduce the appearance of fine lines. It may be worn alone or over other lip products. This gloss was inspired by the notion that a lip gloss can a healthy formula. Studies show that women ingest over 2lbs of lip products in their lifetime. ]]
Full Size: 2.96mL/$26.00 || Received: 0.25g

Atelier Cologne // Vanille Insensée

[[ An electrical current runs through the subtle sweetness of vanilla, jasmine and fresh lime to bond with rich oak moss, woods and spicy coriander.Each scent depicts a moment in time. Take a journey with Vanille Insensée: “He wove through the crowd when suddenly his heart quickened. That scent. It was hers. He had worn it first until she stole it for herself. Now, there she was before him and the magic of years past came flooding back in a moment.” ]]
Full Size: 30mL/$70.00 || Received: ??

The Laundress // Delicate Wash: Lady

[[ The architects behind The Laundress know how tricky it can be to care for your delicates and lingerie. This non-toxic, biodegradable and allergen free wash cleans effectively for those tricky specialty fabrics such as silk, silk blends, fine cotton, polyester, rayon, nylon and more. Specially formulated to remove perspiration, body oils and stains for both hand and machine washing. ]]
Full Size: 500mL/$22.00 || Received: 15mL/$0.66

Benta Berry // G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream For Boys and Girls (Regulating Line)

[[ This cream is made from 100% natural active ingredients: burdock, jasmine, mandarin, blueberry, white dead-nettle and zinc pidolate. Enriched with the BENTA BERRY regulating moisturizing complex, it combines white dead-nettle with the botamix (jasmine, burdock and mandarin), to control excess sebum and purify skin. Skin is mattified, soothed and balanced. Redness and blemishes on the face are diminished. ]]
Full Size: 30mL/$22.00 || Received: 3mL/$2.20

Mai Couture // Foundation Powder Papier (Nude Glow)

[[ A sheer tinted sheet with illuminating powder that gives skin a natural flawless complexion. Use it alone as foundation powder or over your makeup as a quick touch up. Soften appearance of imperfections and even out skin tone without the mess. ]]
Full Size: 50 sheets/$26.00 || Received: 2 sheets/$1.04

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