Monday, October 24, 2011

Clark's Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask

Source: Clark's Botanicals

Facial masks are a great way to unwind from a stressful day and to really pamper your skin. I recently read a lot of good reviews about Clark’s Botanical products. Ever since I discovered facial masks couple years back I have been quite addicted to them; So for my birthday, I decided to treat myself  and buy this highly recommended facial mask. 

The mask is formulated with white clay, white genepi [no idea what that is…], alpine plant extract, and algae extracts. I must admit, the mask was quite pricey [$72 for 1.7 fl oz]. Fortunately it didn't disappoint, and it left my skin feeling soft and supple.  I would probably save this mask for when I need intense treatment or when I am in the mood for some serious pampering. For a weekly masks, I would recommend trying sheet mask like Myfaceworks 'I Need to be Firm' Sheet Masks   or mud mask like Wei East Golden Root Renewal .

Burts Bees Lemon & Vitamin E Bath and Body Oil

Source: Burts Bees

During the winter season, it's easy neglect your skin. After all, who will see or can judge your skins condition under three layers of clothes? But even though it is so easy to forget about your skin, sometimes it is good to pamper yourself, especially since the cold weather can leave it much more dry and wry than during the other seasons. The Burt’s Bees Lemon body oil is a perfect treat for thirsty skin. The oil is packed with lemon oil, vitamin E and sweet almond oil. It leaves your skin feeling buttery soft, without leaving your skin feeling greasy. And as an added bonus, it leaves a soft lemony scent on your skin.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

IQ Derma Glacial Hydrating Gel Mask

Source: IQ Derma

Many things we do have an impact on our skin, from external factors like the environmental elements to internal factors like stress greatly affect our skin. Our skin has many abilities to help combat these factors such as producing collagen and regulating moisture levels. Even with everyday cleaning and scrubbing sometimes our skin just need a bit more TLC.  Thankfully, weekly masks help us give our skin that extra attention. IQ Derma Glacial Gel Mask claims to hydrate moisture deprived skin to maintain softness and suppleness.  The hydrating gel mask is packed with plant extracts. It recommended to be used 2 to 3 times a week. When I first applied it there was tingly feeling followed by a burning sensation which eventually fades away. Seven minutes later followed by a cool splash of, my skin felt smoother and more hydrated.  While I like how my skin felt after I washed the mask off, I REALLY didn’t like the tingling feeling. I am sure they are other masks that will get the job done with this causing any discomfort.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mama Mio Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer

Source: Mama Mio wwebsite

Ever since the olden days, we have been told that gravity is our friend. As we grow up, we come to realize that this was a blatant lie. Mama Mio Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer [wipe that grin off your face!] is here to help!  The company claims “No crinkles or droop, no turtle necks or even turkey necks”.  The product is packed with Coq10, milk thistle, shea butter and essential oils.  I've been using this product for about 2 months, I haven’t notice any firmness in my turkey neck *sigh* or a reduce in droopage [not saying I have any either!]. I did notice my d├ęcolletage and face feeling firmer, smoother and dewy. It might not stop the inevitable sag and droop, but it does a good job keeping my skin looking youthful. It has kept my skin looking nourished and moisturized throughout the day.