Welcome once again to the end of the week skin care line up review. I has been an interesting week for skincare. Many of the items are reaching the end of their trials and even more are reaching the end of their product. Soon new products will be rolling in. One product that I had planned to roll in last week, but didn’t was a different Sunscreen. My plan was to set my favorite Volition Prismatic Luminizing shield to the side and give one of the sample sunscreens in my collection a try, but I’ll be honest, I completely forgot. So with Sunscreen I stayed with Volition. There were of course many days where I did not see the sun. However my skin was protected from even the things I could not see.
Daytime Skin Care
Deodorant: Native Powder and Cotton Deodorant
Cleanser: La Roche Posay Toleriane Purifying Foam Cleanser (end of week 7)
Toning Essence: Byroe Bitter Greens Toning Essence (end of week 6)
Serum: Loreal Midnight Serum (end of week 7)
Eye Cream: Perricone MD Smoothing and Hydrating Eye Cream (end of week 7)
Moisturizer: 111Skin Y Theorem Day Cream (end of week 7)
I am liking the Native Powder and Cotton Deodorant a lot more than I liked the scent of the Water Lily and Orchid. It starts off light and fresh and fades to nothing by the time I leave the bathroom. As silly as it sounds the scent makes me feel fresh so I am good with it for a while. My Full year of Native Deodorant trial will take me through the summer and into the fall so the real test has yet to come.
The La Roche Posay is slowly but surely being used up. It is about at the one third of product gone mark but at one pump per use it does last a while. Not that I am rushing it, I really like the formula of the cleanser and with so many products about to change out of my line up and new ones coming in, it is nice to have a steady product that I like. I just have to make sure other products are steady around the cleanser when I get close to replacing it.
Likewise the Byroe Essence is only used drop by drop. One drop each day onto the palm and then on to the face, so its use is quite slow as well. Again though I am not rushing it as I really enjoy this toning essence.
The L’Oreal Midnight serum however is almost empty. I tried peering inside and given the level I suspect I will make it through the weekend and maybe have Monday, possibly Tuesday to use the serum before it is gone. This serum I really liked in the first two weeks of use and thought it was absolutely fabulous. Continued use however didn’t make me more fond of it and I will actually not be sorry to see it go. My review for this should be up on Monday if all goes as planned. I’ll go into details then.
Also nearing the end is the Perricone MD Smoothing and Hydrating Eye Cream. Well nearing its end is probably not the right phrase. The tube is empty. All used up. This morning I used the very last drop of this eye cream. I know because I rolled the tube to see if there was any more. It was a good eye cream and I will be sad to see it go. It is a sample size and I will be putting this on my list to try in a full size at some later date. Although technically the sample did last long enough that I could actually do a full review on it. Which I might. I take notes as I use products, regardless of whether or not they are samples or full size. What can I say? I like evaluation.
Tonight however a new eye cream will roll into the line up. I have a couple to choose from but I haven’t chosen one yet. A decision is nigh though as I will need a new product to use tonight.
The 111skin Y Theorem Day cream is still in use. The review went up this past week actually. This link will take you there if you would like to see the break down. It is a good cream and I enjoyed using it. It is more of a cooler weather cream than a warmer weather so I think I used it at exactly the right time. I would purchase this again, but not until the summer time heat has faded. I should finish it up sometime next week. As I know there is a moisturizer coming in my Boxy Charm Premium this month that I am kind of excited to try I think I might try a sample size of day time moisturizer so that I can roll the new moisturizer into the line up when it arrives.
But that is for another week. Are you ready to face the night?
Night time Skincare
Makeup Remover: CBD Superfood Dual Cleansing Oil from Yensa
Toner Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist (End of Week 7)
Serum: Loreal Midnight Serum
Moisturizer: Neogen dermalogy probiotics youth repair cream
Vitamin C Powder: The Nue Co Topical C (end of week 2)
Neck serum: Dermelect Self Esteem Beauty Sleep Serum
Lips: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask (in Maple) – this week I didn’t use a lip scrub.
You know, as much as I complain about the scent of the Yensa CBD Cleansing oil. It is a good cleanser and the more I use it the more the scent fades into the background. It is one of those scents that with repeated use I just may be able to get over. Especially as it really takes makeup off well without stripping my skin. The level continues to drop. I’m not entirely certain that I would buy this cleansing oil again, but I think that if it showed up in a subscription box I would definitely use it rather than pass it on.
The Akar Skin Balancing Toning mist actually falls into the same category, even though I actually really like the scent of it. It is a good toner and so little of it is really needed that it will last a while. It has lovely skin beneficial ingredients in it, but it makes my skin sticky and takes forever to sort of lose that stickiness.
The Too Cool For School Moisturizer sample I was using ran out and I replaed it with a Neogen sample of the probiotic Youth Repair cream. This was the same company that made the fermented Rice essence that I really liked. This sample is definitely a moisturizer that I will be looking into a full size of. The cream feels thick when it applies but it melts into the skin quickly. It smells vaguely like candy, which you’d think after the SYS prickly pear scent would turn me off, however there is a kind of freshness under the sort of candy scent that bypasses the ‘if it smells this sweet it must be sticky’ button in my brain. I haven’t done a full break down of the ingredients as it is a sample (and if the remaining sample lasts the weekend I will be surprised) but I think it might be the probiotic element causing me to think of it as fresh rather than sticky sweet. Whatever the cause for my brain bending, I think this cream will definitely go on the list of products to try in the full size.
I did try it both with and without The Nue Co Topical C added to it. I liked the cream both ways. I have been using the Topical C Powder more often. I had to move it in front of my tooth brush stand so I wouldn’t forget it. I really like the way the powder melts into the cream without leaving any grittiness. It is too early to see results (and my use too inconsistent) but I like the addition to my line up, now that I’ve remembered to start adding it.
In other Skincare…
The Retinol Serum is used on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the oil is used after to provide extra post retinol moisture. Thus far they are working as a good pair. I also think that two days a week is enough retinol for me right now. O the testing of these two might take a bit longer to see real results and it will be a while before I am ready to review them. At the moment I am content to chug along using them. I have had no sun sensitivity and no other issues which is quite nice. I’ll have to see how they progress before I report in.
Next week there will be a few new items rolling in to replace products leaving. Luckily they all don’t roll in at the same time. I like to space out the new arrivals. That way if my skin does freak out I have a better chance of figuring out where to look for the issue. This afternoon I am going to take out the sample of sunscreen I want to try out and put my Volition in the cabinet so that I don’t automatically reach for it. While I do love that sunscreen, I wouldn’t mind having a few sunscreens on my list that I can grab when I need them. Right now I really only have the one. And I know the list won’t expand if I don’t try out the others. So It is a temporary farewell to the Volition SPF 50 as it takes a small vacation from my skin care line up. Have no fear, it will soon return.