Posts Tagged ‘Elemis’

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: JOANNE!

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
AGE:  44
CITY/STATE:  Oakland, CA
PHILOSOPHY: Maintenance is the key!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam, Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, toner (layer Blanc Doux Oligo Hyaluronic Acid 5000 Toner with May Coop Raw Sauce), Urang True Rose Repair Essence, Sioris Bring the Light Into Your Skin Serum, Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum, Earth’s Recipe Moisture Light Cream, Earth’s Recipe Waterful Sun Gel.  Makeup – VDL Lumilayer Primer, Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion #23, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Vol. 2, mascara (various), DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX, lipstick/gloss (various), Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter, and occasionally highlighter (Pixi Sparkle Highlighting Stix-No 1, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter, CLE Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion, etc.)
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm or Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam with the Foreo Luna Fofo, Exfoliate 2x per week (either Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator or GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment), toner (layer Blanc Doux Oligo Hyaluronic Acid 5000 Toner with May Coop Raw Sauce), Urang True Rose Repair Essence, Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum, Sheet Masks (mostly Korean brands), EUI Laboratoire France Vitamin C+E Cream, Sleeping Mask (I have multiple – Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack, Luoki Nordic Glacier Water Sleeping Mask, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask).
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Toners!  I use multiple in my routine.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Mascara and Lip Balm
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  The History of Whoo Hwa Hyun Cream
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Foreo Luna Fofo
COMMENTS:  I love products targeting aging skin, improve skin elasticity, anti-wrinkle, brightening, hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin-tone, and hydration.

FOCUS ON SEAWEED!

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Photo by Claire Fackler, Courtesy of U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Seaweed and marine extracts have long been incorporated into popular skincare remedies.  They offer unparalleled hydration, accompanied by a combination of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-aging benefits.  Filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and fatty acids, seaweed is helpful in treating acne, skin allergies/rashes, burns, and wounds as well as regenerating skin and protecting it from environmental damage.  From luxury potions found in Crème de la Mer, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, to more accessible ones from Mario Badescu, The Organic Pharmacy and The Body Shop, seaweed has become an important beauty buzzword.

The latest company to make a splash in this arena is The Seaweed Bath Co. with more than 32 products derived from hand-harvested Bladderwrack Seaweed, sourced off the coast of southern Maine.  The Seaweed Bath Co. is a new breed of natural cosmetics appearing on-line and in-store at retailers such as Whole Foods, Target, and CVS.  While cruelty-free and absent of parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, and artificial coloring, the line is constantly tweaked to give consumers the greatest efficacy.  “There is no need to give up on natural products thinking they won’t be effective. Science has evolved to allow consumers to have both,” shares Kim Chisholm, the company’s chief executive officer, with WWD.

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: MICHELLE T!

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
 
AGE:  30
CITY/STATE:  St. Louis, MO
PHILOSOPHY: YES you can! And if you don’t know how YouTube has a tutorial!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Splash with cool water, apply Cover FX Mattifying Primer and Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup Foundation with a Beauty Blender, Maybelline New York Fit Me! concealer, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and eos lip balm. Ardell 3-Piece Brow Defining Kit, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit, Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter, and Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush, set with Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Pressed Powder. Kat Von D Metal Matte or Jouer Essential Matte & Shimmer eyes shadow palettes, Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, and 2 coats of Diorshow Mascara.  Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Setting Spray, and Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Double-cleanse with Elemis Pro-collagen Cleansing Balm and Dr. Bronner’s Pure Liquid Castile Soap. Either a Shiny Leaf Dead Sea Mud Mask or a Grace and Stella Co sheet mask follows before a dab of Eva Naturals’ 20% Vitamin C Serum For Face and Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Elemis Pro-collagen Cleansing Balm
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème in Brique
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  BS-MALL makeup brushes
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Bella and Bear tweezer set
FINAL THOUGHTS:  I really need to find a good AM moisturizer and cream cleanser, I just haven’t purchased anything yet. I find it worth it to save up for more luxurious products, so it might be a few weeks before I add anything in.