Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream Review

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream

Hi everyone!

The one product that is essential in my skincare routine is moisturizer. Even though I have extremely oily skin I always include a moisturizer in my morning and night routine. I find that if I happen to skip it my makeup does not sit right and I get even more oily than usual by the end of the day.

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cream

I was very excited to receive this face cream that Influenster sent me from Clarins complimentary to try out and review for you guys! First off, I was a bit worried that this might be too rich for me since this formula is for normal to dry skin and so I replaced this with my night cream for a couple of nights to see if it made much of a difference.

This is the small travel size (15ml) and not the full size which comes in a tub and contains 50ml of product. However, I prefer squeeze tubes or pumps because the product is not exposed to air every time you use it and it does not come in contact with your fingers. This product has a very artificial scent and as weird as this may sound; it smells like the sanitary pads that have a strong rose fragrance. It isn’t bad but it reminds me of that every single time I apply this to my face.

The cream itself is a white opaque consistency which is not at all greasy or heavy on the skin; it’s very lightweight and instantly moisturizes. It doesn’t leave any residue and absorbs in seconds which I prefer since I hate that heavy feeling some creams give.

Overall, this cream is nice because it contains the key ingredient Hyaluronic Acid which deeply moisturizes and Clarins advertises itself as a “natural plant-based” brand. However, this isn’t my favourite moisturizer because I prefer an oil-free gel consistency – I find my makeup sits better on my skin for whatever reason and the scent is a bit odd for me.

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Disclaimer: I received these products from Influenster for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Review

Clinique Moisture Surge extended thrist relief

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I didn’t know that a product like this existed until I started using it a few months ago and I’ve been loving it since!

It’s an oil-free cream-gel that claims to deeply hydrate skin with it’s hyaluronic acid which holds up to 1000 times it’s weight in water! It also contains aloe which is made to relieve dry flaking skin and help plump skin which instantly gets rid of fine lines.

Clinique Moisture Surge extended thrist relief

It’s formulated for all skin types since it is a gel that instantly sinks into the skin sort of like a serum but my skin instantly feels velvety and smooth. I like to apply this before the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and after the Clinique Clarifying Lotion.  I have lots of skincare products that I put in rotation but I have stuck to the Clinique 3 step for months now and I’ll switch up my serums and other products depending on what my skin needs at the time. I find that it works much better when it is applied before the moisturizing gel (any type of moisturizer) since it allows the product to fully absorb and not sit on top of the moisturizer.

I love how it makes my skin look very plump and healthy and it really helps with the dry patches that I get in the winter months. I could also see this being used instead or in combination with a primer to give a nice smooth base for makeup. However, I can’t use this instead of a moisturizer because it feels like a serum and isn’t moisturizing enough even for my oily skin.

I would recommend this for everyone; it’s paraben-free, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free  and noncomedogenic.

What is your favourite Clinique product that I should review next?

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Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel & Lotion Review

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Lotion

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Finding the right moisturizer has always been difficult for me because I have an oily skin type and therefore I don’t want an oily, greasy formula.

I first tried the lotion (meant for dry to very dry skin types) in a gift with purchase and this stuff is very greasy! It made me so shiny – I could see the film of oil on my face. However, I did notice that my skin was noticeably soft after just one use of this but I had to stop using it because of the oil. Months after that first impression I noticed that Clinique has a gel formula that is oil-free and meant for oily skin types. I went for it and got the large 125 ml size with the pump and I’m so glad I did – this stuff is amazing! It is the perfect moisturizer for oily skin types; it’s light weight, moisturizing without the oil, makes my skin incredibly soft and smooth and lastly, it has a slight tackiness to it right after application which makes it the perfect base for makeup.

Clinique is known for having fragrance-free products and their formulas are made for sensitive skin. I have been using this for months now and I have not broken out, the (natural product not perfume) smell is not strong but it is definitely detectable however, it doesn’t bother me at all. I love that the formula absorbs fairly well and doesn’t sit on my skin or clump together when I apply foundation on top.

I see myself repurchasing this many times and this is the first moisturizer I would recommend to anyone that asks me. I would recommend the entire Clinique 3 step system (foaming face wash, clarifying lotion and this moisturizer); they are affordable but very effective in helping me get rid of textured skin, acne, and redness.

What moisturizer are you currently using and what do you think about it?

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Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream Review

Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream

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As you can probably tell, I’m very much into testing out different face creams at the moment and I have found some good ones and some not-so-great ones.

This face cream claims to help with wrinkles, plumpness and radiance. It has a very strong fragrance which I know many people steer clear of however, I actually really enjoy the fragrance that Lancome uses in their products. I received this in a gift with purchase set a while back and I started using it immediately. My first impression of this product was very positive because I really liked the feel of this cream. It made my skin instantly soft and smooth and almost blurred my pores; and not to mention it looks great under makeup as a base. However, after a few days of using this I noticed that my skin texture changed; it made my skin look bumpy and I even had a few breakouts (cystic acne) that toke weeks to totally clear up.

I stopped using it and after a few days I could see that my skin was improving. However, I decided to give it another shot because I absolutely loved the way that it made my skin feel – only this time I started using it as an eye cream and have been doing so for over a month. It creates the perfect base for concealer as it hydrates and plumps; the strong fragrance does not bother my eyes at all but if you are sensitive I do not recommend using this under the eyes. I’m not sure what ingredient was making me breakout but I’m glad I found another purpose for this because I really do like the cream and it does meet all of the claims.

Overall, I would not recommend this if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Have you tried any Lancome products recently?

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Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme Review

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme

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I received this travel size in a Block Buster (purchase with purchase) a few months back and I was excited to try it out because I haven’t tried much of Estee Lauder’s skincare.

First off; this has a fairly strong scent which I find to be pleasant but may be overwhelming for some. It has a thick balmy consistency which is extremely hydrating. I have mentioned numerous times that I have an oily skin type and therefore would not imagine using this during daytime but I do like a richer cream for my night time routine.

This product claims to improve multiple signs of aging such as loss of firmness and tone, lines and wrinkles, dullness and dryness. I don’t have wrinkles and lines; so I can’t comment on that but what I did notice about this is that when I apply it at night, the next morning my skin is very hydrated, smooth and radiant.

Overall, I like this for a night cream and since it didn’t break me out or give my skin a bumpy texture like another cream I will review this week; I would recommend this. It is on the pricey side so I don’t think I would repurchase unless it was in a value set or another purchase with purchase.

What night cream are you currently using?

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b.liv Quench Me Moisturizing Gel Review

b-liv Quench Me Moisturizing Gel

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I have been loving gel formula moisturizers lately; they absorb quickly and my face makeup has never looked better. Since I have an oily skin type this moisturizer hydrates without sitting on my face, making me look greasy.

I love the packaging of b-liv by cellnique products; they are simple but look really fresh and nice. This moisturizer contains 45ml of product and comes with a pump which allows every last bit of product to be used and not wasted.

The formula itself is a very light-weight, cooling gel which I feel deeply hydrates my skin but absorbs quickly so that I can follow up with primer, foundation and so on within a few minutes. This moisturizer makes my skin feel extremely soft and smooth; it is honestly the best moisturizer to use before you apply makeup because it does the job of a primer as well.

I highly recommend this moisturizer; especially for those with oily skin types.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Review

Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron Moisture Jelly

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Now that the weather is getting warmer and my oily t-zone is getting oilier, I’m in search for a moisturizer that will absorb quickly rather than sit and feel greasy on my skin.

Starting off with the packaging, I find it to be quite unique; once you remove the cap you have to push down the top and the product comes out from the middle. This is a gel moisturizer, as the name suggests, and it feels very cool and hydrating once I apply it and after a few seconds it absorbs into my skin leaving it moisturized but not greasy. I personally like using a light-weight lotion or gel moisturizer since they don’t sit on my skin and make my makeup slide around. It is important to wait at least 5-10 minutes after applying moisturizer to let the product absorb/dry down before putting on makeup; I find that my makeup applies much better when I wait for a few minutes.

Overall, I like this moisturizer since it feels very hydrating but not greasy and the packaging is fun. However, I wish there was more product in this bottle; I find 30ml not enough for a facial moisturizer that I use both day and night.

What is your favourite moisturizer for the summer time?

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