Being a overall beauty enthusiast & makeup artist for a living, has taught me the upmost importance of skin & the innovative skincare technology that now exists & is always improving. So lately I’ve been experimenting with new skin care lines I’ve never tried aside from my usual favorites, & one of the new lines that I’ve fallen in love with, is Sulwhasoo, an amazing Korean skin care line! My favorite product from the brand at the moment is the Gentle Cleansing foam. The best part about it, is the littlest bit of this cleanser foams up sooo much to leave your skin deep cleaned & so silky soft! Usually use half a pump for my whole face while cleansing morning or night in the shower. Sulwhasoo claims, “This cleansing foam gently removes dead skin cells without overstimulating the skin, leaving the skin clean, smooth and supple. Made with botanical ingredients including duckweed and chestnut shell extracts, this foam cleanses the skin while leaving a supple moisture layer and a relaxed and smooth feeling that lasts long after cleansing. ” Which it does & so much more, I highly recommend if you’re on the hunt for a new foaming cleanser!
Do you constantly struggle to stay hydrated & drink enough water throughout the day? Let’s be real, I’m one of those people who genuinely wants to drink the recommend amount of water intake per day but also am way too busy to be popping off to the ladies room on the hour ever hour for a water probed tinkle. Yeah, not ideal but yet hydration is so necessary for so many different health reasons, hair, skin, nails, & over all health! So I finally found a tasty solution that I love, which up’s my hydration while still consuming just enough water my bladder & busy schedule ca accommodate throughout a day. According to Beauty Chef, “This organic coconut-infused, bio-fermented, probiotic concentrate supports your gut health and enhances skin radiance by boosting hydration and restoring electrolyte balance. Every 15ml serve is loaded with skin-loving probiotics and prebiotics plus natural electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and plant nutrients to help re-hydrate your skin and improve your digestive health. Restoring your body’s hydration levels also boosts circulation and blood oxygenation and helps kickstart your metabolism which in turn enhances skin health, boosts your energy and benefits your overall being.” This product literally tastes like sweet coconut water! All you need is a tablespoon or two daily, twice a day at most, in a serving of water, & you get these amazing benefits! I’m legit obsessed! You can even jazz it up with come sparkling water or add in a fruit juice for a little cocktail, its nothing short of delicious!
If you keep up with me on social media, you’ve probably noticed my love for Arcona once or twice before. Arcona is truly one of the most underrated & under discussed skin care lines. It’s exclusive in Hawaii to Nordstrom Beauty, which is how I came across it & had the pleasure of not only being educated on it by the experts, but able to try it as well. I have a wide variety of favorites from the Arcona line, but as of lately, I’ve been obsessed with their Black Ice face mask. Work has had me under so much stress lately, my skin has been stressing just as much! With in 3 days of masking with Black Ice, my acne & blemishes are dried up & on their way off my face! According to Arcona, “This unique and powerful exfoliating and brightening mask helps promote a visible improvement in skin’s clarity and smoothness. Icelandic volcanic sand physically exfoliates and acts as a magnet to attract congestion and excess oil. Black lava and charcoal purify and minimize the appearance of pores to leave skin clearer and more balanced. Mandelic acid helps to brighten and exfoliate resulting in more luminous, firmer and younger looking skin.” & I couldn’t agree more! Email me if you want to set up a skin consultation with me & an Arcona expert in Nordstrom. I couldn’t rave & recommend about this mask any more than I always do, It’s bomb for problematic or acne prone skin!
I’m not usually a ‘wet’ mask type of gal but I recently tried the Calm & Soothe Mask from Erno Laszlo & I fell in love after one use! Erno Laszlo is known for a variety of treatment masks but so far this is a new favorite in my skincare ‘pick me up’ collection! This is more of a gel like mask than your average thin sheet mask, Erno calls it a ‘Hydro gel” mask. Immediately it’s cooling & soothing on to the skin, smells divine like roses, & for even more of a soothing & refreshing effect you could leave this in the fridge before usage! According to Erno, in this Hydrogel mask, “Rose Oil refines skin texture while keeping moisture where it belongs; deep in your skin. Honeysuckle Extract evens your tone as it soothes and calms for extraordinary comfort. Skullcap Root, from the mint family, protects delicate skin and promotes cell renewal for vitality.” After removing this mask from my face, any side of redness to my skin is gone, I feel hydrated, smooth, & glowy! I love massaging any excess serum into my face after removal to continue to moisturize my skin throughout the day. I highly recommend this mask for any skin type but especially anyone who has sensitive or redness to their skin.
Recently La Mer gifted me The Cleansing Micellar Water & I’ve been loving it! For more minimalist makeup wear-er’s, you could use this on a cotton pad to remove your makeup before cleansing, it’s less abrasive on the skin than makeup wipes. La Mer claims, “This light, fresh, sea-inspired cleanser sweeps away dirt and micro-emulsifies waterproof makeup in one rinseless, pristine step. Skin looks refreshed, soothed and deeply cleansed.” For someone like myself, who loves to get glam for the Gods, I enjoy using this after I double cleanse (oil cleanser then foaming cleanser) & use it to remove the remaining traces of makeup thats stubborn and deep in my pores. La Mer even says you don’t have to rinse after using this micellar water if you don’t want to. Personally on a no makeup day, after a long day, only then would I not rinse after using the micellar water to remove any dirt or oil that built up in & on my bare skin! I also love that its formulated without Parabens, Phthalates, & Sulfates! If you’re itching to try a boujee high end skincare product that serves it purpose, I would recommend this to try! They do a smaller size priced at $50 & a large size priced at $90.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post! What favorites would you like to see next on the blog, more skin? makeup? hair? Let your girl know in the comments down below!