Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Repurchased (Affiliate Links)

Given that I have a huge collection of skincare products, it is far that I need to replace products since there s always something to replace my empties. However, there are a few products that I love so much that I feel compelled to replace them rather than going without. In 2019, there were only a few products that I loved so much that I replaced them before I even finished them up.

As a huge fan of RODIN Olio Lusso, I was very excited by the prospects of trying the RODIN Olio Lusso Geranium & Orange Blossom Face Oil, and given my penchant for luxury beauty oils, and my unmitigated devotion to RODIN Olio Lusso Jasmine/Neroli Luxury Face Oil (Reviewed HERE) this fetching oil was at the top of my list of must-haves. Interestingly, I love the Geranium and Orange Blossom Face Oil far more than the Jasmine/Neroli Face Oil that I have used for many years! Its aroma is utterly enchanting. It is the perfect balance between the Geranium and the Orange Blossom, and it is neither too sweet, nor too citrusy. Instead, it is deep, rich and warm it reveals a touch of spice. It is hypnotic, delectable and truly divine.

RODIN Olio Lusso Geranium & Orange Blossom Face Oil ($170.00 for 1 oz. and $89.00 for .50 oz. from NordstromSephoraNeiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmanCredo BeautyRevolve and Saks Fifth Avenue): is a lightweight antioxidant-rich, remarkably fast absorbing and ultra nourishing oil. It immediately hydrates even the most parched and dehydrated skin– leaving it baby soft, smooth, supple and seriously luminous. I have noted that it banished a couple of dry patches that I had on my chin, and it has softened the appearance of my light expression lines. It is effective for all types of skin, and has been an extraordinary treat for my normal/combination skin.
According to Rodin Olio Lusso,

When skin’s lost its zest, massage in the energizing powers of this exotic blend to encourage microcirculation and rev up radiance. Not a morning person? You can still look like one. Traveling? Look fresh even when you’ve lost track of the time zone.

Microcirculation is key. That’s why this blend focuses on fatigue-fighters and radiance-makers. Massage in, and see the difference. Credit goes to South African Geranium & Moroccan Orange Blossom and Moroccan Jojoba Oil.

Every RODIN formula has a power base of 9 powerhouse oils. All are pure and natural, not synthetic. This core works to keep skin smooth, supple, glowing. Omegas build a skin-strengthening moisture barrier. Vitamins A,E and C to help skin shrug off the effects of modern life.

Southwest Asia Sweet Almond Oil, Moroccan Argon Oil and Himalayan Apricot Seed Oil are the big three in this RODIN quality core. A shared wealth of antioxidants and fatty acids to improve skin’s appearance, pronto.

If skin is looking a bit oily or feeling congested, Geranium’s natural properties might just clear things up.

Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Limonene, Citral, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate.

May Lindstrom, the eponymously named line of its creator, is a healthy skincare collection that uses sustainably sourced certified organic, wild harvested, biodynamic and vegan ingredients of the highest quality. May, a former model known as the "skin chef," lovingly makes each batch by hand, and is among the short list visionaries to create ultra luxurious natural skincare products. More of a magician, or alchemist, May has an innate understanding of the raw materials and is able to commingle disparate elements to create harmonious blends that ignite the senses and nourish the skin.

May Lindstrom is a line that inspires a profound engagement with the ritual associated with the finest quality skincare products that boast otherworldly textures, heavenly aromas, and astonishing results. Stress melts away as one yields oneself to the undeniable experiential aspect of this magical line, and one cannot help but savor every moment of this glorious process.
If you have long sought a magical unicorn of a beauty product, and one that could end the hunt for a holy grail beauty balm, then say hello to May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate ($180.00 for 1.69 oz. from Net-A-PorterSpace NKgoopFollainNeiman MarcusBeautylishThe Detox MarketCitrine Natural Beauty Bar and Shen Beauty): Aptly named, one immediately wants to be completely enveloped by this wondrous melting balm. While this balm evokes the color of the Adriatic Sea, this glistening gem melts into an irresistible oil serum upon being greeted by the warmth of the skin.

This delectable anti-inflammatory multipurpose balm deeply nourished and hydrates the skin, eradicates redness and skin irritations and makes skin soft, supple, balanced, healed and luminous. 

I cannot sufficiently underscore the extent to which this is a truly special skincare treat. This magical balm is unlike anything else that I have tried, and not only does it nourish and treat the skin, but it also creates the most heavenly sensory experience. I begin by slowly and deeply inhaling its aroma directly from the jar, and then I remove a tiny amount from the jar and warm it between my fingers before massaging it into my freshly cleansed and damp face, neck and décolleté. The botanical aroma is a warm and earthy amalgam of its ingredients from which slight traces of Vanilla Planifolia and Lavender emerge. The scent essentially defies a lucid description because it has an otherworldly aroma, and is unlike anything else that I have experienced. 
Once this balm, which boasts the efficacy of the finest serums and beauty oils, sinks into the skin one immediately notices that their skin becomes ultra-hydrated, soft, supple and nourished. Furthermore, this ultra-luxe balm immediately calms sensitive skin that is reactive and easily irritated. It soothes and treats inflammation of all sorts, and is a wonderful choice for rosacea, eczema and acne-prone skin. The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate is also a great post-treatment, post-peel and post exfoliation product choice since its potent anti-inflammatory ingredients boast an efficacy that is seldom found in a single product. 

This potent, antioxidant-rich balm is also the perfect choice if you seek ultra-effective anti-aging skincare products that are healthy and effective. It should also be mentioned that this multipurpose healing and nourishing balm can be used to spot treat irritated skin, and that it works extraordinarily well as an eye cream and lip balm.  Additionally, if you have dry skin, or dry patches you will be astonished by the speed with which these conditions will be reversed.
According to May Lindstrom,

Our balmy blue enchantress greets your skin with cool serenity, melting on touch to a fluid potion that tenderly envelopes you in the most decadent azule calm. 

Mystical blue tansy eases feelings of emotional anxiety while releasing heat and providing nourishment and relief to delicate, inflamed and irritable skin conditions.

Massage a pea sized amount into wet immediately following cleansing. Boss: Work beautifully as an eye and lip treatment.

The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate activates the senses, elevates the mood and transforms the skin. It is, indeed, a magical unicorn that is filled with healthy, potent actives that together perform miracles for the skin and the spirit.
Ingredients: * Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, *** Butyrospermun Parkii (Shea) Butter, *** Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, *** Sclerocarya Birrea (Virgin Marula) Oil, Calodendrum Capense (Yangu) Oil, * Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil, * Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil, **Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, * Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, ** Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Oil, * Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Rose) Oil, * Vanilla Planifolia CO2 Total Essential Oil, Schisandra Sphenanthera CO2 Fruit Extract, * Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil, Ravensara Aromatica Oil. *Certified Organic **Wild harvested  ***Fair trade, raw & unrefined. This product is gluten-free and vegan.
Among my favorite TATCHA gems is the entire Indigo Collection. TATCHA Soothing Silk Body Butter is ($48.00 for 6.8 oz. Available from TATCHA and Violet Grey): is a tremendously moisturizing treatment cream that offers even the driest skins great relief.
TATCHA'S Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter is a rich, fast absorbing and non-greasy body cream that leaves behind the most lusciously supple, soft and deeply moisturized skin imaginable. The anti-inflammatory-rich formula soothes redness and skin irritation swiftly, effortlessly and with great efficacy. The subtle warm clean scent is utterly intoxicating, but it fades quickly and will not to interfere with any fragrances that one might wear.
According to TATCHA,

Rich in anti-inflammatory Indigo, liquid Silk and Squalane, TATCHA's INDIGO Soothing Silk Body Butter softens and soothes irritated skin.

The stems, leaves and petals of the Indigo plant are steeped in water and fermented to make a concentrated botanical extract. Tryptanthrin and indirubin actives help reduce irritation and promote skin's natural healing abilities. The natural blue hue disappears upon application. Due to the natural botanical extract, the shade of Indigo may vary; the efficacy of the formulation remains the same.

Who it's for: Any skin type, especially sensitive, inflamed or irritated skin consistent with symptoms of dermatitis, eczema and rosacea.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Squalane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Diisostearyl Malate, Myristyl Myristate, Xylitol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Parfum/Fragrance, Colloidal Oatmeal, Polygonum Tinctorium Leaf/Stem Extract, Indigofera Tinctoria Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Inositol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Sericin, Algae Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Beheneth-20, Sorbitan Tristearate, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Microcrystalline Wax, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Disodium Edta, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Dimethylacrylamide Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861).
Overall assessment: I love these three products so much, and I will definitely repurchase them again! What did you repurchase in 2019?

Repurchased. All views expressed are categorically my own (Affiliate Links).
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  1. Each one sounds so luxurious! I need to sniff the Rosso Olio Geranium & Orange Blossom oil since the Jasmine & Neroli was too strong for me. I definitely need to try the Tatcha Indigo body butter

    1. It really is, Allison! I by far prefer this to the Jasmine & Neroli oil. I remember that you weren't at all fond of that one. This one is definitely worth sniffing and trying! The Tatcha Indigo Body Butter is fabulous!

  2. You have such incredible taste. All of these sound like skin saviors.

    1. That is so nice of you to say, Marcia! They definitely are luxurious skin saviors!

  3. The Blue Cocoon Balm sounds like a must have with my rosacea.

    1. The Blue Cocoon is really wonderful and so soothing. It would be worth trying to find a sample to see if you like it, and if it works for you (and helps with your rosacea).


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