Another Ulta Mass Skincare Haul
Did I mention that I was becoming a bit of a skincare junkie? There’s nothing like a clear complexion and I’ve been sorta addicted to keeping my skin in tip top shape these days. My skin doesn’t have too many imperfections minus some unevenness but I do struggle with fine dry lines that fail to play nicely with certain formulas so I figured it was time to start fighting the problem from within. My skincare routine is pretty solid now but as I get older I realize there’s always room for improvement. Plus, I love to try new products so sorting through Ulta’s Mass Skincare department while many products were mix and match buy one, get one 40% off seemed like a great idea to me.
Before I hit Mass Skincare, I grabbed one of the last couple jars of Derma E Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème from the clearance shelf. It was originally $15 but was marked down to just $7.50 on clearance. I was hesitant to pick it up because I still have my Yes to Coconut moisturizer and a backup jar of Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base but something told me to at least check the ingredients and online reviews first before I counted it out. After a little research and label checking, I was pretty sure I needed the Derma E Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème as it’s a natural based formula with rave reviews all over. So I decided to go ahead and purchase it which turned out to be a real treat because it ended up being slashed to just $4 and works rather well for my skin.
The Derma E Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème is a natural antioxidant rich multipurpose daily face and body creme that’s intensely hydrating and protects skin while fighting free radical damage. It’s formulated with natural ingredients like glycerin, Safflower seed oil and more that makes it a nice option for dry, sensitive skin. I’ve only been using it for a few days on my face and hands but I like it so far. The Derma E Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème is very hydrating yet it’s still pretty lightweight and absorbs quickly so it’s good to use before applying my makeup. It’s way too soon to tell if it’s been revitalizing my skin from all that nourishing moisture but I can say that it makes my skin look natural radiant and my makeup looks smooth and flawless.
After trying the Alpha Hydrox 14% AHA Swipes with nice results, I figured it might be fun and beneficial to try out other peel pads to see if my skin really likes them. Recently, Shea Moisture released a new Superfruit Multivitamin skincare line that included some Renewal Peel Pads with Grapefruit Seed Oil and Lotus Seed Extract that’s good for evening texture and diminishing fine lines while still being gentle enough for daily use. The Alpha Hydrox 14% AHA Swipes does seem to work well for my sensitive skin and appears to minimize my fine lines but they’re rather strong and I can only use them maybe once or twice a week. The Shea Moisture Superfruit Multivitamin Renewal Peel Pads are made with natural ingredients instead of harsh chemicals so they’re suitable for daily use both morning and night. I’ve been using the Superfruit Multivitamin Renewal Peel Pads for about a week now and I’ve been loving the results. The pads are very gentle yet still leave my skin feeling very clean and soft without any intense tingling or burning. I use them nightly and they seem to work very well with my sensitive skin helping to rid my breakouts while already improving the texture of my skin. I can’t wait to see the results after a month or two!
I’ve been running through my Vichy Micellar Water like, well, water so I decided to try something new now that it was time to grab more. I spotted the new Pacifica Cactus Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic at Ulta for just $12 so I figured I’d go ahead and give it a try. Like the Vichy version, the Pacifica Cactus Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic is a rinse free cleansing solution that also doubles as a makeup remover and toner. I’ve tried it a few times already and I like the formula but it’s not quite as gentle as the Vichy. the Cactus Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic seems to remove makeup and cleanse the skin quite effectively but it stings on my sensitive eyes. It’s not a burning sensation kind of sting but it’s not something that I’m used to either so I think it I’ll stick to using it on the rest of my face and leaving the eye makeup removing to Lancome Bi-Facil in the meantime.
Have you picked up any new skincare products lately?