Posts tagged 'skin care'
In the past couple of years, beauty oils have become increasingly popular. The myth of “oils only make your face oilier” is gradually disappearing. There are so many oils to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? While many skincare brands are incorporating different oils into 1 expensive, multipurpose product, sometimes using these oils in their pure forms is the most effective and affordable method. If you want to learn more about almond oil, argan oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, rosehip seed oil, and teatree oil, then please continue reading :)
Benefit “It’s Potent!” Eye Cream
This is the first skin care product I’ve used from Benefit and I have to say, it’s pretty great! I’m not too picky on eye cream as long as it doesn’t burn my eyes and the formula isn’t too watery. This eye cream has the perfect texture and hydration for my eye area. I mainly use eye cream to de-puff my eyes after I wake up and slow down signs of aging. This product does a good job of restoring firmness to the skin and it’s just very comfortable on the skin (it can be worn under makeup). It doesn’t contain any fragrance, which is a plus for those of us with a sensitive nose. This little jar costs $34, which is on the pricey side but it’s very reasonable compare to other prestigious brand eye creams.
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Kanebo KATE BB Gel Cream
Japanese beauty products have worked very well for me in the past. But every once in a while, I encounter a product that works terribly on my skin. Reflecting on all the years that I have used makeup, this BB cream is probably one of the worst products I’ve ever put on my face. I usually give a bad product 3 tries before I completely give up. But the result was so bad during the 2nd try that I had to take it off because I knew I couldn’t walk out of the house wearing this.
Here are the issues I had with this BB cream:
- The texture is like a mixture of cream and gel. The thing is, gel products tend to sit on the skin and gets absorbed into the skin very slowly. If you mix a gel with a cream, there’s very noticeable patches and separation between these two textures. I love gel moisturizers because they are lightweight but this is not a desired formula for a BB cream.
- On my skin, which has pinkish undertone, this product makes me look like I was wearing a mask. It looks way too yellow. I think this BB cream could potentially work for someone with yellow undertone.
- The coverage is really sheer.
- The staying power is quite poor on oily skin or oily parts of combination skin. After 2 hours, my T-zone looks like it has no makeup on.
- It clogs the pores around my nose.
- This BB cream looks really cakey with powder on top.
- I’ve tried mixing this product with a foundation (usually helps the BB cream to provide more coverage and make it more long-lasting), but the result on my skin looks almost as if I didn’t mix them at all.
The reviews on MakeupAlley for this product are mostly positive. So this BB cream does work for some people and it isn’t as terrible as I have described. Perhaps there’s a change in the formula that I’m not aware of because the positive reviews were the older ones. If you have combination skin or oily skin, I would not recommend this product to you.