Monday, April 27, 2015

April Skincare Lust List | On My Radar

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That I am obsessed with high quality skincare products is an understatement to which you are all privy. Despite my large collection, I continually try new and new-to-me products to satisfy my cravings, and to help you determine whether some of these finds will be a good fit for your skincare needs. I cannot sufficiently underscore my belief that high quality skincare stands at the very center of any beauty regimen, and well cared for skin provides the perfect canvas for any makeup that you wear.

Here is the list of my current skincare obsessions:
1) FOREO LUNA ($199.00): As a longtime user of the Clarisonic, I must confess that I have turned my eye toward trying the already iconic FOREO LUNA. It isn't that I am dissatisfied with the results that I have continually gotten from the Clarisonic, but instead it is a function of wanting to try something more efficient, with added functionality, and without a brush head that requires continual replacement. Additionally, the FOREO LUNA is more compact and travel-friendly (even the regular size version), and the silicone body lends itself to an easier to clean, and ultimately more hygienic experience. I simply cannot wait to get my hands on this!

According to FOREO, the LUNA is:

An innovative skincare device that delivers deep-cleansing via T-Sonic™ technology and anti-aging through lower-frequency pulsations. Available in 3 models tailored to cater to specific skin types.

Just 2 minutes using your LUNA™ morning and night leaves the skin looking naturally beautiful with a healthy-looking glow, while lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Simply apply your cleanser, wet the LUNA™ and turn it on. After cleansing your face, apply the reverse surface to wrinkle-prone areas in lower-frequency Anti-Aging Mode. In just 3 days, you’ll feel the confidence that comes from having naturally beautiful, youthful-looking skin.

2) First Aid Beauty Cleanser ($20.00): I tried a few samples of this cleanser, and it was love at first try! It is a super gentle and non-stripping, yet highly effective, cleanser that works well alone or in conjunction with a cleaning device. Can I just say that my dream right now is to use this with the FOREO LUNA!

According to First Aid Beauty,

FAB Face Cleanser gently cleanses the skin, removes surface oils, make up, dirt and grime. Its whipped texture transforms into a rich cream when blended with water. It is infused with a powerful botanical antioxidant blend that works hard to scavenger free radicals.
3) Colbert MD Stimulate The Serum ($154.00): This gorgeous serum has been on my radar for quite a while, and it is something that I definitely want. I first experienced this serum during a Colbert MD Facial, and have had a deluxe sample that I have been using for a while, and I am in love with this stuff! Skin is left soft, supple, luminous and plumped.

According to Colbert MD,

Instantly boosts collagen production by working deep within the dermis to restore skin’s vibrancy and youthful radiance.

By promoting new cellular growth beneath the surface with a powerful complex of plant actives and nutrients, Stimulate The Serum is infused with patented QuSome™ Technology to facilitate the regeneration of supple, healthy skin.
4) Verso Super Facial Oil ($195.00): I have not yet tried this oil, but as a woman with a penchant for luxury beauty oils coupled with my new found love of all things Verso, I have to confess that the desire to try this oil is very pronounced!

According to Verso,

Penetrating and nourishing facial oil with concentrated Retinol 8 complex. Contains healthy and rich sunflower and canola oils that hydrate and moisturize the skin. The oils also reduce inflammatory tendencies to the skin caused by everyday life and UV exposure, as well as prevent the skin from drying out. Verso Super Facial Oil is light and absorbs quickly, and can be used together with other Verso products or as stand alone. It is the only existing facial oil with concentrated Vitamin A (Retinol 8).
5) Eve Lom Brightening Cream ($110.00): What a glorious brightening cream that leaves skin luminous, hydrated and positively glowing! This is a wonderful cream to reduce hyperpigmentation and to give skin an overall luminosity.

According to Eve Lom,

Correct pigmentation and boost luminosity to reveal beautifully radiant and even-toned skin. An innovative hydra-cream that combines the unrivalled brightening powers of Dermapep™with antioxidant actives to correct hyperpigmentation, visibly brighten and unify the complexion. Enriched with Rose Otto Oil the revitalizing formula increases hydration, restoring the skin’s structure, whilst combating oxidative stresses that cause premature aging and dark spots.

Suitable for all skin types. We especially recommend for those concerned with pigmentation or uneven skin tone and lack of radiance, or to prevent early signs of ageing.
6) Goldfaden MD Fleuressence Cell Oil ($129.00): I have been using a couple of deluxe samples of this luxury oil, and I have to say that it is among the fastest absorbing and ultra effective oils that I have ever tried. It is such a pleasure to use, and it leaves skin deeply hydrated and ultra radiant.

According to Goldfaden MD,

This anti-aging, non-greasy, golden elixir, treatment replenishes hydration, improves skin colour, tone and boosts radiance.

The proprietary blend of 100% pure active botanicals, fruit extracts and natural oil delivers powerful vitamins and nutrients deep into the skin to boost moisture levels and skin cell revitalisation. Rich in powerful Omega fatty acids and Vitamins A, C & E, the botanical actives work to diminish the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, inflammation, and reduce pore size. Added powerful oils - Kalahari Oil, Mongongo Oil and Baobab Oil - protect and shield the skin against environmental stresses, support the rejuvenation and renewing of skin cells, improve skin elasticity and promote accelerated skin cell turnover. Skin is left glowing, hydrated and plump.
7) Verso Day Cream ($100.00): I have been using a few deluxe samples of this cream, and have to say that it is gentle and effective. It is non-irritating, yet highly efficient at exfoliating dead skin cells, and leaving skin clear and more luminous! I use it in conjunction with a high SPF sunscreen to keep my skin protected against photosensitivity.

According to Verso,

Moisturizing and protecting day cream with Retinol 8 complex. Helps to activate the skin and to stimulate its natural production of collagen, reversing the signs of aging. The addition of Vitamin B3 increases skin luminosity. The cream also contains sun filters which help to protect the skin from premature aging. Regular use will make the skin appear younger, fresher and more translucent.


What's on your skincare lust list?
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32 comments:

  1. What a great lust list! I'm not sure I really have a lust list at this point.... still just trying things out :)

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    1. Thanks, Destany! I'm always trying things out, but these things are my current obsessions! :)

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  2. Incredible list! I'd love to try the Forea and see if it's gentler than my Soniclear brush. And the Eve Lom Brightening Cream is on my radar

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    1. Thanks, Allison! I can't wait to get my hands on the Foreo Luna! I'm not sure how it compares to the Soniclear. The Eve Lom Brightening Cream is INCREDIBLE stuff, and definitely deserves pride of place on your radar, Allison! Have a wonderful Monday! <3

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  3. My current skincare lust is a bit different...
    While I'm working out which sunscreens I can actually use on my face without horrible reactions (for unlike most of humanity it seems physical sunscreens are the ones that are super-irritating to my eyes) my biggest obsession of the moment is the perfect floppy sun hat. Think vintage Vogue French Riviera. THAT hat.
    And since hats are totally recommended as sun protection, and sun protection is very mandatory, I am totally justified in buying said chapeau for reasons of health and safety. Do you like what I've done there? Ahhhh beauty math....
    I hope you get a chance to try the Luna, since you seem so smitten with it. :D It's intriguing to me so I must admit that I'll be very interested to hear what you think of it!

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    1. I LOVE YOUR LUST LIST!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 I'm smitten with your beauty math, and I see that super chic vintage Vogue French Riviera hat perfectly! I hope that you find exactly the one that you want, and that you enjoy it thoroughly! Finding a good sunscreen is so important, and if the physical ones irritate your eyes– then just get a really good high SPF chemical sunscreen. I am going to use your beauty math the next time I do calculations for the things on my lust-list!

      I'm completely obsessed by the LUNA– I have used my Clarisonic for at least the last 5 years, but am really interested in the LUNA because it seems more sanitary, more pragmatic, more compact, and it has a cool massage function of the back side that I think would be a really lovely relaxing treat to use each night before going to bed. Plus it seems as though it would do great things for making serums and oils penetrate the skin more deeply. I will definitely keep you posted! :-)

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    2. i have sensitive eyes too and i've been able to use Live Live Sunscreen with MSM. just be sure not to take it further than the orbital bone. everyone that i've introduced it too has love it too, including the boyfriend who rejects almost all products! hope this helps!

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    3. Thanks so much! This is awesome!

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  4. The Foreo Luna looks very enticing to me! I've only heard great things about it! <3

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    1. I'm completely enticed by it as well! I need it in my life!

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    1. I know you do, and you have certainly helped foster my obsession with it!

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  6. Eve Lom is on my must-try list too! Skincare and makeup-wise

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    1. Good line to have on your list, no doubt!

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  7. I adore my Foreo Luna but now I want to try the Clarisonic. I am now using a similar brush - the Magnitone - and seeing better results so I want to put the Luna away and splurge on the Clarisonic.

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    1. I'm really interested to hear what you think about how they compare!

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  8. I just got a sample of that First Aid cleanser and I'm loving it!

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    1. I had the 3 packets from the BB5 April box, and now really want the full size tube! I loved using it!

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  9. I haven't been using my Clarisonic much, but I really want to give the Foreo Luna a try. Great list!

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    1. Thanks, Bailey! I really want to try the FOREO LUNA too! Did you lose interest in your Clarisonic, or are you not that fond of it?

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  10. I love Verso products. Very underrated and under appreciated. I exclusively use their eye cream and it actually does what it says and I find that refreshing. haha =D

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    1. Me too! I agree that it is an underrated line! I use their eye serum and face serum and love them both. I agree with you about the eye cream, it is super effective, and it does just what it claims to do! I have some samples of their day cream, but want buy the bottle! I'm so glad that you love Verso!

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  11. I have heard so many great things about the Foreo and I always wonder if it will work for me. Definitely something to look into. I love my Soniclear at the moment and I'm not sure I'll change... but I will add it to my ever growing list.

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    1. Hi Honey! I can't wait to get my hands on it! I have been wanting to try it for a while! I definitely think that it is worth having on your list of things to eventually try!

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  12. I have a Foreo and I have used the First Aid Beauty and the Eve Lom. I haven't gotten to try some of the other products, but do like the GoldfadenMD. I had a peel from Goldfaden that was great!

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    1. Hi Aaron! I really want the FOREO! Do you love yours? Did you like the First Aid Beauty Cleanser and the one from Eve Lom? Goldfaden MD definitely makes amazing products!

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  13. another vote for the foreo luna! it's really awesome and i love using the massage function towards the end of sheet masks to help penetration!

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    1. Hi Chia-Yi! How are you?!!! I need the FOREO LUNA in my life!!

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  14. hi helen~ i'm well. finally beginning to feel recovered from my month long asia trip! now to catch up on the huge backlog of posts... >.<' hope things are well with you. have the kitties stop fighting yet?

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    1. Wow, a whole month! Was it for work, pleasure, or both? Where did you go and what did you do? I'm so glad that you are doing well! I am backlogged on reviews as well. I have been working so much lately that it's taking longer to review things. Things have calmed down a little, but largely because the vet put Oliver on Prozac to mellow him out! Things aren't perfect, but I haven't had to go to the emergency room for pulling Oliver off of Milo again! <3

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    2. i was visiting family. i was in shanghai, taipei and tokyo, just in time for cherry blossoms! i'm not just backlogged on reviews but on blog reading also :( you're always so busy with work! will things calm down during the summer? or will you be teaching then too?

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    3. How lovely– the combination of family and cherry blossoms?! What could be better than that! No question it is a rather demanding career, but I do love it! I 2decided to teach one of the summer terms, but it's only 6 weeks (long lectures, but a short session) at the end of the summer right before the Fall Quarter begins. I will have a break between the end of the Spring Quarter and the beginning of Summer Session– so I should have a little time to unwind.

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