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May 2017 Empties

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First batch

St. Ives Refresh and Revive Pear Nectar & Soy Body Lotion

Another empties post and another St. Ives. I love this stuff and I keep going back for more.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP

Full review here. Finished 2 of these as they’re both in my room and the little guy’s room. I rarely use it except for when my hands are super dry. It’s mostly for my little guy after his bath time. His skin was so sensitive when he was a baby that this was the only body lotion/cream that he didn’t react to. Now that he’s older, his skin is still sensitive (but not so much as before) and we’ve been able to find another less expensive lotion that his skin can handle, however this will forever be remembered as a life saver for me.

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser Foaming Formula

Full review here. This still remains my favourite facial cleanser. I think I still have 2 more in the backup stash.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Balancing Softener W

Full review here. Wonderful stuff and preps my skin for absorption of my serums and creams. You’ve probably noticed from my empties posts that I don’t stray very often from what I use. That’s because a) I tend to purchase multiples as backups when I find something I like, and b) I need to use up those backups before they expire or sit in my closet for too long.

 


Second batch

7th Heaven Glove Masques

Full review here. A great way to soften those hands in a jiffy!

Iope Plant Stem Cell Softener Skin Perfection

Received this as part of a sample pack when I bought my CC pact. Softens the skin great but it’s so thick it was difficult to get out of the bottle. Had to flip it upside down and carefully flick it out.

Iope Plant Stem Cell Emulsion Skin Perfection

This was also part of the sample pack along with the softener and cream. This was a lighter cream which was great for day time. Not as thick as a softener surprisingly, but gave ample moisturization.

Iope Plant Stem Cell Cream Skin Perfection

A very thick cream in which a little goes a long way. I’m not in love with it but I don’t hate it either. It was ok. I don’t think I’d purchase a full size of it.

Smashbox Camera BB Cream

I’ve had this forever and finally finished using it. It offers pretty decent coverage and stays on well during the day. The smell is a little off-putting (to me anyways) so I didn’t reach for it every single day. I think in the end, I prefer more sheer/light coverage foundations over medium/full coverage.

Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer

Had a little sample of this and love the glow I get! I’m not sparkly like a vampire, but it does give me a slight healthy glow. Might be picking this up in the future when I finish my current primer!

Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder

I love using this as a setting powder and it really does help set the makeup all day!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil x2

Good-bye Sabbath and Perversion. You guys were fantastic eye pencils and I love how pigmented you are. Also, the staying power is amazing – you don’t budge! One of the very few waterproof eye pencils that I’ve used that doesn’t transfer to my upper eyelid.

Shiseido Facial Cotton

Love this stuff. Need I say more?

Written by Jessica

June 12th, 2017 at 9:56 am

7th Heaven Soften Glove Masques

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Disclaimer: I received this product free for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

7th Heaven put out a Spa Range for you to enjoy a home spa treatment, without spending the big bucks! I received the Soften Glove Masques to try, which is perfect because work is constantly drying out my skin. Shea butter is one of the ingredients, which is a great moisturizer for dry, chapped skin. The way they work is that they seal moisture in, allowing the product to be absorbed faster and work its magic. I liken it to bathing in the stuff, but using much less and way less messy!

 

The Packaging


One for each hand

One package gets you two gloves, one for each hand. Which hand you want to use it on is up to you, however, for ease of using the tape tabs (which I’ll explain below), I chose to wear the gloves as above.

 


Dual layer

Each glove has a dual layer. The outside layer is a smooth, silky plastic, and the inner layer is like a very thin gauze. It is in this gauze layer that you’ll find the product.

 


Tape tab

These tape tabs are what you use to wrap around your wrist to help secure the gloves on your hands. This way, you’ll have less chance for the glove to slip off accidentally. I thought it was easier to remove the white backing before putting the glove on. Taking the white backing off after putting the glove on was quite a bit trickier.

 

The Product


Pretty large glove to fit a variety of hand sizes 

The product is scented with pressed rose petals, which gives off a very pleasant and light fragrance. It’s not heavy or imposing on the nose at all, and is a fragrance I quite enjoy. You can see in the photo above that the gloves are quite large so it will fit a variety of hand sizes.

 


Back of hand to show the tape tab

If you followed the way I put the gloves on, the tape tab will end up on the back of your wrist like above. Now that I had the gloves on, I had 15-20 minutes to kill. Imagine my pleasant surprise that I was still able to use all my touch-screen electronics! Since the product is inside of the gloves, I was still able to use my smart phone and touch track pad on the computer to help kill time more efficiently.

 

The Verdict

At the end of the 20 minutes, I took the gloves off, then rubbed my hands together to work in the rest of the product. It soaks into the skin and the light rose fragrance is just heavenly. And my hands? Gloriously soft and visibly softer than prior to using it. Skin that’s cracked won’t suddenly be healed – let’s be realistic – that is something takes time. As much as I love this and its outcome, there is a lot of plastic involved for a one time use product. If there was some way this could be reused, it would be fantastic. However, if plastic consumption is a concern of yours, you might want to skip this over. Otherwise, this is a rather pleasant spa treatment in the comfort of your own home!

 

Where to Buy

Written by Jessica

May 10th, 2017 at 10:00 am

Posted in Beauty,hands,skincare

September to December 2016 Empties

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Happy New Year! It figures it takes me this long to get an empties post fully written. This year I’m “shopping my stash” so to say. No buying anything unless I’ve run out of it completely!

 

Sept to Dec 2016 Empties 1/4
Body lotions and creams

St. Ives Refresh & Revive Pear Nectar and Soy body lotion

One of my favourite body lotions and a constant staple in our backup stash. It’s more for daily maintenance of keeping skin hydrated. If I end up with very dry skin, I use something else to bring moisture back, and then I switch back to this to maintain it.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lait

Did I ever mention that my little guy’s skin used to be super dry and flaky, and despite trying multiple different creams, it was only Lipikar Baume that made a difference? We’ve used it ever since, and over the summer, discovered Lipikar Lait, a lighter and less dense lotion. I’ve lost track how many bottles we’ve finished (at least 2) and with winter weather upon us, we’re back to Lipikar Baume. If your baby’s skin is very dry and you’re finding nothing works, give this one a try!

Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Intense Lipid Repair Cream

Back at the end of October, we took a mini family vacation to Calgary. The city was gorgeous and all, but it wrecked havoc on our skin (I’m sure those hotel body lotions were partly to blame as those can’t hydrate anything). When I got back, I had extremely dry itchy skin. I rummaged through my stash and found this – it was from a gift with purchase a couple years ago that I had saved in case I had really dry itchy skin. With one application, I already noticed a difference in my skin. Boy was my skin parched! This little tube was enough to last me a full week and had completely revitalized my skin. Just as I had finished the tube, my skin was in a condition to jump back to my St. Ives body lotion. Amazing stuff!

L’Occitane Verveine Body Lotion

This was part of a gift set I had received last Christmas that I was saving (sense a trend here?). It has a light olive fragrance that isn’t overpowering at all. Like St Ives, it’s a maintenance body lotion rather than saving ultra dry skin. Good and I like it, but not for that price point.

L’Occitane Verveine Gel Creme Cooling Hand Cream Gel

I had this on my trip to Calgary and it definitely helped my poor dry hands. The cooling effect is pretty neat which caused me to think menthol was one of the ingredients. Indeed, peppermint oil is one of the ingredients listed. Took a little bit to get used to the gel texture, but in the end it worked.

Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy – Avocado

I’ve been hanging onto this for such a long time! I’m glad I finally used it to the end. Love using this just before I go to sleep. The scent is moderate initially, but dissipates rather quickly.

 

Sept to Dec 2016 Empties 2/4
Cleansers

L’Occitane Verveine Shower Gel

I’m not a big shower gel user, but this was lovely to use. The light olive fragrance was just enough and my skin was soft and smooth even before I applied body lotion. It’s a small bottle (250ml) compared to drug store brands, but this lasted me a good 3 months.

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser – foaming formula

Hands down my favourite facial cleanser of all time. Still use it daily. Full review here.

L’Oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Scrub Cleanser

Trying to leave my review for the actual post, which has brewing for a couple months now.

Marcelle 3 in 1 Micellar Solution

Love this stuff! And the fact that it comes in a pump bottle like the giant Bioderma is an extra bonus. I find it works just as well as Bioderma, but at a fraction of the cost. Time to finish current stash before buying more, hehe.

Lancôme Crème Radiance Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

Used this in the past but I don’t think I ever did a full write up of it. Really gets all the makeup off the face (with the exception of eyes as it’s not for eye use) and leaves skin feeling soft. Difficult to use in the winter, particularly if your place is cooler, as the cream is a bit firm to squeeze out. In warmer weather, it squeezes out fairly easily.

Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

How have I never written a full review on this one yet? Still my number one eye makeup remover. Will have to get on this immediately. Also love the mini bottles for traveling.

Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser

This was a Black Friday purchase from way back in 2015 I think. Yes, the stash yields some interesting treasures. Very strong citrus fragrance, but it doesn’t give me that “clean” feeling I like with my Neutrogena. Not likely to repurchase.

 

Sept to Dec 2016 Empties 3/4
Facial skincare

Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate

Full review here.

Shiseido Ibuki Protective Moisturizer SPF 18

Full review here.

Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched

A thicker moisturizer meant more night time use. It’s a great moisturizer that leaves my skin nicely hydrated and ready for the day. This is the 2nd of 3rd time I’ve repurchased it.

L’Oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Peel Pads

Full review coming soon!

L’Oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer

Full review coming soon!

L’Oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Lotion

Full review coming soon!

Laneíge Perfect Renew Essence_EX

A tiny sample of Laneíge’s Perfect Renew Essence. I’m not entirely sure of it’s effects on my skin since the sample was so small, but my skin agrees with it and didn’t react.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Kids SPF 50

Since La Roche-Posay worked so well for my little guy’s skin, I didn’t hesitate to get a bottle of the sun screen for him too. It rubs in easily and doesn’t have that super greasy feel afterwards. I did purchase a bottle of Ombrelle for Kids for daycare reapplication use but I prefer slathering him with Anthelios before sending him off.

Shiseido Facial Cotton

Really good stuff. Love using it with Shiseido’s skin softeners. I refuse to use it for any other use (makeup removers, nail polish removers). It feels like such a luxury on the face!

 

Sept to Dec 2016 Empties 4/4
Makeup and random sample

Lancôme Teint Miracle

I’ve been using this light foundation for quite some time now. At one point, I had 3 bottles going on at once! One for the summer tan, one for the winter fairness. The third bottle was somewhere in between. In the end, I mixed both to get my current shade, and thus I’m working on my third bottle. Love that it’s light coverage and doesn’t leave me looking cakey.

Eucerin Calming Crème

This tiny little sample was from my doctor’s office. If your hands aren’t dry, you’ll find this extremely greasy. If your hands are super dry with cracked skin and is begging for moisture, this is the cream for you. It soaks in right away and your skin feels renewed. I dare say it rivals Lancôme’s Nutrix Royal Body Intense Lipid Repair Cream (minus the fragrance and cost point)!

Written by Jessica

January 11th, 2017 at 3:48 pm

March and April 2016 Empties

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Yes, blog posts are slow coming out. Hard to find time between work, baby, life, and me time. Some more posts are being cooked (slow-cooked?) up so stay tuned!

 

March/April 2016 empties 1/3

Delectable Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream

This stuff works well, but smells really really sweet. Think cotton candy. I like that it helps out my dry hands but the smell is really overbearing. Probably won’t buy this again.

DERMAdoctor KP duty lotion

Ah this stuff reminds me of Glysomed! It goes on thick and almost creates a super thin layer to keep moisture in. It doesn’t work all that well during the day when you need to wash your hands frequently, but it works really well just before bed.

The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Foam Mousse – lemon

I wanted to like this but I find it dries out my skin. Perhaps it’s because of the lemon (and the brightening properties it has or so the sales lady tells me) but it leaves me with that super squeaky feeling after rinsing it off. I think this would work on those with oily skin, but for normal/combination, be wary that it may dry you out more.

Pür-lisse Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser

This was my first time using a milk-type cleanser and I’m not a huge fan of it. I almost feel like my face is a little greasy afterwards.

NeoStrata Glycolic Renewal Smoothing Cream

The chemical smell is strong in this one!! Supposedly it helps cell renewal with its 5% glycolic acid content. With such a small sample, I can’t really speak for any of those claims. The smell is enough to keep me away though.

Soft lips Lip Hydration and Protection

I think they’ve revamped their look recently so they don’t look like this anymore. Still love this stuff for every day lip hydration. For severely cracked lips, it doesn’t help much, but for daily conditioning, it works.

 

March/April 2016 empties 2/3

Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate

Full review here. Love this stuff!

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate and Youth Cream

Full review here. A great alternative to the pricier option above!

Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

Full review here. Really good stuff for the summer months!

 

March/April 2016 empties 3/3

I love… Raspberry & Blackberry nourishing body butter

Full review coming soon!

Iope Air Cushion XP

Full review coming soon!

Written by Jessica

May 13th, 2016 at 11:37 am

X3: Clean Hand Sanitizer

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X3 Clean Hand Sanitizer
Foaming hand sanitizer and pocket-sized hand sanitizer

Now that baby is here, I’ve been much more diligent at hand washing prior to handling him. Obviously, the best choice is soap and warm water, but there are instances when going out where hand washing may be tricky. In those cases, I use a combination of baby wipes and hand sanitizers. Let’s face it, baby wipes can remove all the dirt and grime from your hands and fingers, but not the germs. That’s where the hand sanitizer comes in handy. I was introduced to X3:Clean by FarleyCo, and it’s been a wonderful staple to my diaper bag.

X3:Clean is an alcohol-free hand sanitizer. In addition to being alcohol-free, it is also non-flammable, non-corrosive, and non-toxic. Thus, it is considered safe for kids! I’m not about to use it on my baby’s hands, but it’s good to have a product in mind for when he gets older.

 

The Packaging

I have two products here: the foaming hand sanitizer and the pocket-sized hand sanitizer.

The foaming hand sanitizer holds 75ml of product in a pump bottle. A clear cap covers the nozzle to prevent it from being accidentally pressed down.

The pocket-sized hand sanitizer is literally pocket-sized. It holds 8ml of product in a small test tube-like container. The bottom is rounded so it won’t dig into you should you decide to keep it in your pocket. The nozzle is activated by a twisting motion, so when you’re finished using it, you can twist it back to lock it from being pressed down.

 

The Product

X3 Clean - foaming hand sanitizer
One pump of foam is all you need!

The foaming hand sanitizer comes out as a light, airy, bubbly foam. Leave it in your hand too long and the bubbles start to pop and liquify. One pump is enough for both hands. I’ll let you in on a secret – it took multiple attempts to get a picture of the foam before it started breaking down. I pumped 5 times to get the shot I liked and didn’t wash my hands between takes. My hands did NOT get sticky or flaky. Other hand sanitizers leave a strange sticky sensation and/or your skin starts to flake off. This one did neither. I’m impressed.

The pocket-sized hand sanitizer isn’t foamy, rather it comes out as a spray. One spray is all you need and the neat thing is, this formula is moisturizing. That’s right! A moisturizing hand sanitizer!

 

The Verdict

I love it. This stuff is awesome. It has a permanent spot in my diaper bag. I’m also taking it with me when I travel in December. The foaming spray will be great to have in my suitcase whereas the pocket spray will be on me at all times.

 

Where to Buy

Foaming Hand Sanitizer – $4.99 for 75ml | $5.99 for 250ml | $16.99 for 1L
Pocket spray (3-pack) – $5.99

  • FarleyCo
  • Walmart
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Pharmaprix
  • IDA
  • Guardian
  • Value Drug Mart

* Disclaimer – I received this product from FarleyCo for review consideration. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.

Written by Jessica

October 16th, 2015 at 9:20 am

Posted in Beauty,hands

February 2015 Empties

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February 2015 Empties

Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Soothing Lotion in honey

Full review here.

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser foaming formula

I absolutely love this facial cleanser and have been using it for over a year. Look out for a full review coming soon!

The Body Shop Almond Conditioning Hand Wash

I originally used this a couple years ago when my eczema was really bad, and then stopped using it for unknown reasons. I’ve since rediscovered it and love it again. Look for a full review on this coming soon as well.

Lancôme Génefique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate

I received this as part of a gift with purchase from The Bay. It lasted me quite a while (almost a month!) and definitely kept my eye area nicely hydrated, but I haven’t really noticed any anti-aging changes. I don’t have any eye wrinkles to begin with, so perhaps it’s more of a preventative measure. I like it, but I don’t think I can justify the price on this one when there are other hydrating eye creams out there that work for me.

Softlips Lip Moisturizer SPF20 in watermelon

Softlips s one of my favourite lip products so I’ll pick up a couple here and there. I like that there’s multiple scents to choose from, but they all go on clear so it’s perfect for night time use. I’ve got another 3 backups to go through.

Colab Dry Shampoo in London and Rio

I will save the rave review for an upcoming post but in short, I am loving this dry shampoo and can’t wait to get my hands on another canister!

Written by Jessica

March 13th, 2015 at 9:15 am

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP

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La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP - box and tube
This stuff is amazing!!

Dry winter skin got you down? Or are you suffering from eczema? Lucky for me, I get to experience both of these things, particularly in my hands during the winter months. I’ve tried multiple hand creams, but none seem to really do the trick. Enter La Roche-Posay’s Lipikar Baume AP. This stuff is magical, and not only does it work, prolonged use actually helped my eczema, moistened my skin, and didn’t dry it out like medicated creams did.

 

The Packaging

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP - nozzle
Flip-top cap

You get 200ml of amazing cream in this stand up tube. I love stand up tube formats because gravity becomes your friend and helps move the product downwards to the opening. The flip top cap is initially hard to open, but after a couple of tries, it’s quite easy. It’s sturdy, which means it’s not going to break off any time soon. If the 200ml tube is not your style, you can always go for the 400ml pump bottle.

 

The Product

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP - swatch
Beautifully rich cream

It comes out of the tube as a thick, rich cream. Because of it’s richness, I use this just before I go to bed. It is the only hand cream I can use at night that will last the whole night and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized in the morning. Most other hand creams I’ve tried absorb well, but by the time I wake up, my hands are feeling dry again.

Depending on how dry my hands are, I use between a dime and nickel sized worth of cream, then work it into my hands. Keep in mind this takes time, so I use this time to give my hands and fingers a little massage. Yes, you will feel a bit of a greasy residue afterwards, but if you work it into your skin slowly, it will absorb well and leave you with a moisturizing layer. Do not wash your hands after this! Go straight to bed and let the cream work it’s magic. By the time you wake up in the morning, your hands will look and feel completely different from the night before.

 

The Verdict

This is a winter staple for me, and especially during times when I have eczema flare ups. I highly recommend this product, especially for night time use! It is working wonders on me, and the Mr is starting to use it here and there when his hands get dry. Pick up a tube and try it out!

 

Where to Buy – $30

  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Rexall

Written by Jessica

March 9th, 2015 at 5:25 pm

November 2014 Empties

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November 2014 Empties
A cozy background for this snowy weather we’re having

Laneige Power Essential Skin Refiner Moisture

This was part of a trial set I received when purchasing Laneige products. It has a pleasant scent and softens my skin as prep for the next step. Would definitely repurchase this again.

Laneige Water Bank Essence

This was part of a trial set I received when purchasing Laneige products. See the full review here.

Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream

This was part of a trial set I received when purchasing Laneige products. This is great as a night cream as it is thicker than the lotion and really gives my skin a hydrating boost. It feels like there’s a slight greasy residue, but if you continue massaging it into your skin, that goes away. I love how soft it makes my skin feel.

Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel

Full review here.

Shisheido Ultimune

See my full review of it here.

Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion

Pretty good body lotion for summer time. It soaks right into the skin and doesn’t leave an greasy residue. I just finished it but am finding it not quite hydrating enough for the winter months.  Will definitely repurchase in warmer months.

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Collection Citron honey & coriander

This was part of a trio one of my girlfriends gave me. It has a strong lemon scent but not too overbearing. I like applying it just before I go to bed, but for the days when my hands are so beaten up from a day’s worth of hand sanitizer use, it’s not enough to hydrate my skin. Otherwise, using it during the day has been really nice.

Lancôme Génifique Yeux Light Pearl 

Bigger review coming soon as it’s still being written. This was hydrating for my lids and under eye area for sure, but because this was a small sample size, I can’t comment on how illuminating it was or how it’s anti-aging property was. Pricey when you look at the website, so I’m not sure if I will repurchase this.

Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear

This is no longer made, but I had picked it up at a previous L’Oreal Warehouse sale. I loved how sheer the coverage was and how light and airy it was for every day. I’m not sure if it’s been replaced with another product, but this one is discontinued. What a shame because I really liked this!

Aveeno Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream

A skin saver for the times that I’m itching like crazy. It’s so hard once you make the first scratch, to not continue scratching. This coupled with willpower has saved my skin from becoming raw, inflamed and bleeding.  I’m not sure how much different this is compared to regular Aveeno, but they both work for me.

Written by Jessica

December 11th, 2014 at 12:49 pm

March 2014 Empties

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March 2014 Empties
More empties!

Shiseido Facial Cotton

It’s true what they say, that once you try this, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it in the first place. These facial cottons are supremely soft and feel heavenly. I have heard of some people cutting them in half to get more use out of them. I didn’t do that, and 165 sheets lasted me nearly 3 months (one in the morning, one at night). Definitely a repurchase.

Neutrogena All-in-One Removing Cleansing Wipes

These are my all time favourite makeup remover wipes. Not only do they take off your makeup, but they take off eye makeup and mascara as well! I do have a little bit of residue leftover when it comes to waterproof mascara and eyeliner, but for everything else, it works really well. I was pleasantly surprised to see them available at my local Costco when I was there a couple weeks ago. It’s definitely a great buy if you or someone you know has a membership. It’s a large box that contains 3 large packs plus 2 travel size packs. I’m definitely repurchasing these.

Barefoot Venus Shea Butter Hand Cream in Lychee Luxe

A hand lotion that is rich and feels so velvety soft. If it isn’t for the fact that it’s difficult to find in Canada, let alone online, I would probably repurchase this. The fragrance is strong, but I like it so it doesn’t bother me.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2

This used to be my holy grail toner until I decided to try some other brands out there. It still gives that squeaky clean feeling and preps my skin nicely for serums and moisturizers. Those with dry, cracked skin steer clear of this particular formula – it will sting!

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel and Night Cream

Finished off the rest of my Jurlique samples. I do like it, but I don’t find it that much different from other skin care that I’ve been using. Probably will not purchase this again.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP

This stuff is honestly amazing for my hands. I can honestly say it replenishes the skin’s moisture and restores cracks the quickest out of all hand creams I’ve tried. It is pricey, but for my hands and the abuse it goes through at work, it just might be worth it.

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+

This is one of the samples I received in a past Sephora order. I can understand why there’s such a huge cult following for this sunscreen. It’s extremely liquidy, but when you apply it to the face, it dries to an almost powder-like matte finish! What sunscreen does that? There was only enough in the package for one full face and neck application which made me a little sad. The price for this is pretty steep ($49 for 50ml!!)

Written by Jessica

April 11th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Posted in Beauty,empties,face,hands

Marcelle Nutrilux Supreme Nourishing Hand Cream

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Marcelle Nutrilux - Supreme Nourishing Hand Cream tube
Supreme Nourishing Hand Cream 

Are you like me and have dry hands? Working in a hospital dries my hands out like nobody’s business, so I am constantly slathering on a plethora of hand creams and lotions, just to restore some moisture back in. Marcelle’s entry to skincare gives us their Nutrilux line, with the Supreme Nourishing Hand Cream. It’s ingredient list includes shea butter, jojoba oil, allantoin, and pro-vitamin B5. Also, being hypo-allergenic, I knew this would be fragrance free.

 

The Packaging

The tube is comprised of a pliable plastic that bounces back to its original shape after squeezed. It’s also has a flat top so you can stand it upright on the table. This is key for me as it allows gravity to do its work – pull the product down towards the nozzle, so there is less work for me to squeeze from one end of the tube to the other.

 

Marcelle Nutrilux - Supreme Nourishing Hand Cream nozzle
Flip-top cap and nozzle

The flip-top cap makes it easy to open and close with a satisfying click.

 

The Product

There’s 75ml in the tube. The product is easy to squeeze out of the tube, and comes out as a cream. It’s definitely thicker than a lotion, but not thick enough that you need a large amount of force to squeeze it out. It’s very easy to work into the skin and is soaked up immediately. There is no oily or greasy residue afterwards. I think my skin loves this stuff.

 

Marcelle Nutrilux - Supreme Nourishing Hand Cream swatch
Before use

I tried to capture how dry my hands were this day. You can see the dry lines and flaky skin, especially around the underside of my knuckles.

 

Marcelle Nutrilux - Supreme Nourishing Hand Cream swatch after application
After use

After using, you’ll notice that the dryness has gone away, leaving me with a smooth silky skin.

One thing to note is the smell. There is definitely a noticeable smell, almost like a plastic sort of smell, but only if you put your nose right to your skin. I can’t smell it otherwise. For the moisturizing properties it has and for how well it works on my hands, I can overlook this. However, if Marcelle does bring this line back, this would be one minor thing to work on.

 

The Verdict

Marcelle’s Nutrilux Supreme Nourishing Hand Cream is quite the effective and affordable product to use. It moisturizes my hands well without that greasy feeling. I’ve been using this exclusively at work and all of my coworkers use it as well. They all love it as well and was pretty sad to hear that it’s no longer available for purchase. If it came back though, you can bet that I’ll be buying a few to have and keep as a back up!

 

Where to Buy

  • It’s not available for purchase anymore.
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Written by Jessica

February 18th, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Posted in Beauty,hands,skincare