L’OREAL PARIS Colour Riche Les Nus Intense Lipstick
173 Nu Impertinent
PHYSICIANS FORMULA Rosé All Day Set & Glow Illuminating Powder & Dewy Balm
PALMER’S Natural Fusions Ceramide Monoi Hair Food Oil
INEBRYA Ice Cream Keratin Restructuring Mask
MAX FACTOR Miracle Pure Skin-Improving Foundation
REVLON Colorstay Skin Awaken 5-in-1 Concealer
FOREO UFO mini
I’m very happy to have a chance to try out this little device and since I’ve only had this a week or two, I can’t share much because as you know with skin care it takes time to see results. It’s Foreo’s version of an at home professional treatment that is used with sheet masks, so you can experience a skin care therapy you’d get in a salon, but this is also in a small portable format and it only takes a minute and a half. It combines warming (it heats up to 45°C), T-Sonic pulsations and LED light therapy. It targets dehydration, loss of elasticity and uneven skin tone. Foreo says:
– Warming opens the pores and softens the skin
– RGB LED light reduces signs of ageing and fatigue
– T-Sonic pulsations infuse mask ingredients deep into the skin
– Offers a 90-second full-facial routine at home
– Pairs with the FOREO app for maximum effect of each mask
I’m still trying to find my feet with this one. Foreo makes it unnecessary complicated, not providing instructions in the box and expects you to first register and download an app, but UFO can easily be used without all that and once I realised that, things went a lot more smoothly. This is the mini version, first one, but a new one called 2 exists already. It’s smaller than the original UFO, but provides most of the same things, except for the cooling option that closes pores and reduces puffiness. Foreo wants you to buy their sheet masks for these, which I’m not a complete fan of even though Make my Day and Call it a Night contain a pack of 6 for 10 €, which comes at about 1,7 € per mask – not too expensive, but I think one or both of these might have caused a mini breakout (it could be hormones or stress, I’m not sure, but masks were the only new thing I tried) and if Foreo uses about the same ingredients for all masks, I’m in a bit of a pickle. Foreo says that other masks might be unpredictable because the device heats up, but I found that in the settings you can completely customize your treatment by adjusting intensity of the T-Sonic pulsations, turning off heat and picking the colour of LED. Foreo has a description on their website what each colour does. Every Foreo mask has a programme that work best with the formula and with Make my Day and Call it a Night use red light, while I downloaded the one for the glowy mask and that one uses green. Masks are saturated with essence and a 90 second treatment helps absorption so much, my skin is almost dry to the touch after using one of these. If you want to know more, I highly suggest you go read reviews online. They are mostly positive, so I look forward to seeing results on my skin (and hope I don’t discover it’s the masks that break me out). Since UFO mini is an old model you can get it much cheaper than UFO original or the new 2 models.
NEUTROGENA Bright Boost Line
I was going to buy the day cream myself next time I’m in Müller and then this lands on my doorstep. Obviously I’m very happy about that, though I’m currently healing a breakout and new stuff need to wait for a proper test. The reason I wanted this line is Neoglucosamine or Acetyl Glucosamine, the new potentially it ingredient that is a super hydrator, has an anti-ageing effect and fades hyperpigmentation, especially when in combination with niacinamide. This line also contains AHA in some products, mostly the gentle mandelic acid. Resurfacing Polish combines glycolic and mandelic acid in unknown percentages, but it also has tiny scrubby particles and I think a combination of chemical + mechanical peeling will turn some people away from the product. But you can easily leave it on the skin as a mask (Neutrogena suggests to massage it in and rinse, but that’s a waste of AHAs) and then try to gently wash it off, avoiding doing much scrubbing. Illuminating Serum contains the highest amount of Neoglucosamine and it’s also the lightest product in this line. It’s more a lotion than a serum and it contain tiny shimmer – so far this appeals to me most because it’s easiest to include in routine. Hydrating Face Fluid SPF 30 is a liquid creamy product that is easily applied on the skin also in larger amounts and it doesn’t leave a while cast, however, it leaves a layer on the skin that I find peels, something you don’t want to find out five minutes before you need to leave the house while applying makeup (the only day I was happy masks are still I thing). Day Cream combines Acetyl Glucosamine with mandelic acid, PHA and squalane which leaves me perplexed why include AHA in a day cream and not night one. Obviously I switched the order. Day Cream is a light, a bit thicker than the lotion like formula and doesn’t feel heavy. The night cream has just Acetyl Glucosamine from the important ingredients and Neutrogena promises this is pillow-friendly. It’s quite thick, but has kind of a silicone serum feeling, so I like it as a part of morning routine. It’s too early to see the results and my skin is currently naturally glowy already, but I’ll report back in time.
ARMANI Power Fabric Concealer – I watched this video of someone testing every concealer in Sephora (I think it was over 40 of them) and this came on top. It’s very expensive and I doubt I’ll ever get it, but I’m still interested. BareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Concealer and It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer were rated high too, which are also on my wishlist for someday.
NYX The Marshmellow Smoothing Primer – This is one of those that promises everything apart from doing your laundry, since it’s described as a 10-in-1, but its rating is high and reviews are good. It promises to smooth, soften, extend makeup wear for 16h, hydrate, sooth, even skin tone, minimize texture, blur lines, to add a soft focus finish and keep makeup fresh. All of this without silicones, which makes me suspicious, but maybe I’ll give it a try.
BALEA Retinol Konzentrat – I’m actually not interested in this because of retinol because this has the weakest version that’s in so many products, but it has bakuchiol and squalane.
BALEA Retinol Maske – again I don’t really care about this version of retinol, but the mask looks ok for dry skin, with shea butter, squalane, panthenol, hyaluronic acid and Q10.
L’OREAL Elseve Hyaluron Pump Moisture Plump Serum – I want this only if it’s an actual silicone serum and not if it’s a spray wet conditioner leave-in. I think though it’s the latter, so if anyone knows let me know. It has coconut oil high on the list as well hyaluronic acid, so it looks both nourishing an hydrating
REVOLUTION SKINCARE Vitamin C Glow Eye Patches – This has vitamin A, a collection of vitamins B, ceramides, vitamin C, allantoin and I probably forgot something. Looks interesting enough and I like using eye patches, though I rarely actually do currently.
BALEA Handschuh Maske Urea – I’ve been waiting for ages for DM to make these. They have an another version of nourishing glove hand mask, but I’ve only ever liked their Urea hand cream. This is expensive for a single treatment, though, 3 € in our DMs.
BETTY BARCLAY Woman n.2 Eau de Toilette – I was sent another Betty Barclay scent and I became aware of the brand, so I went to check their other stuff. I only got to test this one because I was in a hurry, but I loved it. It’s an amazing powdery scent and it lasted well on my first. It’s so cheap too.