Thursday, May 12, 2016

Recent Beauty Products and Reviews

I enjoy reading about products people are using to find new ones to try. I have a list of items I'd like to start using, including jojoba oil, rosehip oil and the Yes to Tomatoes charcoal mask. Here's what I've been using lately:
Origins Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea: I love the creaminess and smooth lather; it's luxurious. I also love the citrus scent. What I don't love? The price. I don't know if I can justify $24 for facial cleanser. Perhaps if I can buy when there's a sale going on. ... I have since moved on to a cruelty-free and naturally derived option that is more affordable.

Herbal Essences Naked Volume Shampoo: I am always lured by labels that say no parabens. I like using this shampoo, though the Environmental Working Group rates this product as a score of 5, representing a moderate hazard. It has a clean scent that I enjoy. I am unsure if this is cruelty-free but I have since moved on to a natural option.

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Complete Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Moisturizing Eye Cream: I've been using this for a couple of weeks now. It has firmed my skin somewhat, though I think I also need an anti-puffiness cream or roller to go along with it. A little bit seems to go a long way. EWG rates this product as a 5 in terms of hazard.  I have decided to look for natural and cruelty-free ways to reduce my eye concerns.

e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set: I like using this to set my makeup and to feel refresh throughout the day. I bought this on recommendation of Meg O. on the Go. I am obsessed with her makeup videos and she's right about this one. You can't beat the price of $3!

L'Oreal Ideal Moisture Day Lotion for Dry Skin with SPF 25: I have been using this daily for a few weeks now. I like the scent and that it's not too heavy. I also like that it has SPF 25, because that's one fewer thing to worry about applying. It's also affordable, which is always a plus. It has a rating of 3 for low hazard on the Environmental Working Group's website, or at least its 2013 formulation does. I have decided to go cruelty-free as much as possible, so I won't be repurchasing this product.

Try the products:

What have you been loving lately? Let me know in the comments!

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