- I 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.
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.