Caudalie Divine Oil

Caudalie Divine OilI have always had horrifically nasty oily skin.  I was a slave to oil sheets, oil-control products, oil-absorbing powder and the like.  I knew that oily skin still needs moisturizer, but it seemed that whatever product I found for oily skin made the problem worse –  I could not even touch a moisturizer without my face becoming an oil slick.  When I received a free sample of Caudalie Divine Oil in my Birchbox, I was extremely skeptical.  Applying oil to an already oily face seemed so counter-intuitive to me, but I gave it a chance.  After all, I’m not getting any younger and I really need to start moisturizing in addition to my anti-aging treatments.  I’m happy to report that my face is now baby soft and positively glows.   Just a little applied to the face is all you need – it really covers a lot and it works wonders for your skin.

Cost:  $49.00 (100ml)

Packaging:  Thick glass bottle with a metal pump and a heavy cap.

Scent/Taste:  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love the way this smells.  It smells woody and sensual and slightly floral.  I would use this as perfume if I could.

Bear in Mind:  That this stuff rocks!!!!!!!!

I Wish:  Caudalie made a fragrance of this scent.

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5!  Perfect!

evologie Intensive Blemish Serum

evologie intensive blemish serum

I never have a lot of blemishes at one time, but I usually have one enormous honkin’ pimple somewhere that can be contributed to cystic acne.  That’s the kind that feels like a marble is underneath your skin and just grows and grows and grows and turns bright red.  Quite lovely, really.

I had been using various spot treatments which seemed to do nothing but dry out the top layers of my skin and give me a huge honkin’ flaky pimple.  I received a sample of this serum in my Birchbox  one month and I have bought nothing else since.

When I feel a big lump starting under my skin, I put this on immediately.  Overnight the lump is noticeably smaller and not red.  It prevents the spot from turning into a huge blemish and it prevents my brother from calling me “Cyclops.”  It’s slightly expensive but it is so worth it.  I will never run out of this and I can’t imagine finding a product that works better than this one.

Cost:  $35.00 on Birchbox

Packaging:  Plastic pump.  Product comes out when you push on the top.

Scent/Taste:  Smells like eucalyptus and menthol and all sorts of natural goodness.

Bear in Mind:  A little goes a long way – press the pump lightly so as not to waste what I feel is white gold.

I Wish:  It wasn’t so expensive, but as I said, it’s easy to justify because it works so well.

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