New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

You guys know how much I love masks. Well, when I learned that Loreal was coming out with clay masks and that I was going to get to try them, I was beyond excited!

To be honest, I’ve never used Loreal skincare before so I went into this with an unbiased view of Loreal skincare products.

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

Breakdown of Products:

Loreal Pure-Clay Masks: The three clay masks I got to try were the Eucalyptus, Charcoal, and Red Algae masks.

All three products are made with a powerful blend of 3 pure clays and enhanced with natural source ingredients.

They’re so easy to apply….. just apply an even layer to clean dry skin and leaving on for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse off with water. *Make sure to avoid the eye and lip area when applying*

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

Eucalyptus Mask:

This was the first mask I used and I have to say, my I wasn’t disappointed. As I was wearing the mask I could feel it tightening my skin and the next day I felt I could see a small improvement in my pores and I wasn’t as oily. Not too bad Loreal!

Why is this mask right for me?

  • Draws out build-up of impurities, dirt and oils
  • Absorbs impurities and unclogs pores
  • Reduces excess shine
  • Refreshes and allows skin to breathe

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

Charcoal Mask:

I used this mask on the second try (although I did space out trying the masks at least a week between) and since I have used charcoal products before, I kind of knew what to expect. Definitely made my skin look better and gave my skin that “glow”.  Another great one!

Why is this mask right for me?

  • Draws out build-up of impurities, dirt and pollution
  • Reduces dull skin and increases luminosity
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Refreshes and allows skin to breathe

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

New Product Alert: 3 New Clay Masks!

Red Algae Mask:

This was the last mask that I tried and I’m still kind of on the fence about it. While it was a great exfoliator and made my pores shrink a little bit, it did unfortunately make my skin breakout. To be fair, I have really sensitive skin so anytime I use a product my skin isn’t used to my skin freaks out. Since I’m still on the fence about this one, I’m going to give it a solid B-.

Why is this mask right for me?

  • Draws out build-up of impurities, dirt and oils
  • Unclogs and tightens pores
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells and smoothes imperfections
  • Refreshes and allows skin to breathe

 

Now that you’ve heard what I think about these new masks from Loreal, I want you to tell me below…. Are you willing to try them out and if so which one?

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The Best Sheet Mask I've Ever Tried!

Ok, I know that’s a bold statement but if you stick around long enough, you’ll find out why. As someone who constantly blogs about skincare products, you would probably have figured out by now that skin care is important to me. Not only does a great skincare routine ensure that your skin looks better but it is ESSENTIAL for fighting the signs of aging. Sheet masks are perfect for that!

The Best Sheet Mask I've Ever Tried!

The Reason Good Skin Care Is Important…..

Because as we age, and I’ll spare you the long drawn out, scientific explanation, our skin looses elasticity so it becomes even more important to stay hydrated. Hydrated skin will remain flexible and allow our protective barrier to remain intact.

Since When uses bio-cellulose sheets, the hydrating formula is able to work more effectively than most skin products when it comes to hydration. I’ll talk more about that in a minute.

The Best Sheet Mask I've Ever Tried!

First Impression….

When I got this in the mail the other day I immediately opened one up and tried it because I had a long day and needed some R&R.

The packaging is sleek with a nice design and light weight which is great for traveling. Each “package” contains 1 sheet mask with instructions on the back on how to apply.

Snow Magic –

Which comes in the blue packaging, has aloe vera which is a great natural ingredient for calming and soothing skin.

Glamour Base-

Which comes in the green packaging, (my favorite) has a nice coconut scent and uses the coconut base to even out skin tones and provides a great base for applying makeup.

The Best Sheet Mask I've Ever Tried!

Who Is When?

In their own words….

When, launched by J.C People in July 2011, is a premium face mask brand taking extra care of your skin at anytime, anywhere, in any situations. High-quality and unique, our face masks have been receiving overwhelming responses from overseas buyers. Headquartered in Korea, we have successfully started our international expansion in November 2012 by launching in the US via the world’s largest cosmetics sales channel, Sephora. We have further expanded to reach Europe, China, and the Middle East. We strive to become a worldwide leading face mask brand.

Our mission is to develop and deliver sustainable, high value-adding products with innovative functions and creative design. We want to offer reliable products with:
1) low irritation risk and 2) high effectiveness that consumers can buy with 3) confidence.”

The Best Sheet Mask I've Ever Tried!

How To Use…..

Wash your face with a gentle skin cleanser and dry before applying the mask. There’s three layers of this sheet mask, so I would suggest first taking the hardest layer on the back off. This will reveal the jelly-like formula that’s infused with the mask.

Place the exposed formula side carefully onto your face and position it so that it forms perfectly to the shape of your face avoiding your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Lastly, peel of the front layer. This last layer is kind of hard to see because it’s more transparent than the first hard layer located on the back.

So, to recap how to put the mask on, you peel the hard part of the back and the transparent thin part off of the front, so basically, the actual mask will be in the middle of those two.

The mask instructions suggest removing the mask after 30 minutes. You can follow their directions and that’s fine but I left mine on for 2 hours and felt like I got more out of it when I left if on that much longer (don’t be alarmed if the mask feels a bit tight after the 2 hours, it won’t hurt when you peel it off).

8 Best Things About This Product……..

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • No parabens, sulfates, or phthalates
  • VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE!!!!!
  • Feels amazing one!
  • My skin has never looked better!
  • Affordable ( only $7 at Sephora) !!
  • Bio-Cellulose sheets have proven to be gentle enough to use on burn patients!

Finally, The Results……

Before I get into the results I need to tell you a little bit of background info first. I’ve never talked about one skin problem that has actually been the BIGGEST problem to me when it comes to my skin imperfections.

No, it’s not dryness or acne or oiliness or any problems such as those that most people deal with. My biggest insecurity with my skin is my skin tone. It’s uneven and very red due to years of my ignorant non-use of sunscreen.

Seriously, I used to go to a tanning salon when I was a teenager and tan for hours on end with no sunscreen what so ever and mind you, I did all of this while also being on acne products that contained salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide! If you’ve ever had to deal with any form of acne in your life, then you know this is a huge MISTAKE!

Ever since then no matter how many products I’ve tried or how much sunscreen I wore, nothing could completely relieve me of my redness!

I’ve tried sheet masks in the past and while some of them did hydrate my skin, they did nothing to rid me of the redness. That is until I tried the Glamour Base mask that I’m talking about today!

I can’t even tell you how relieved I am to finally have found a product that can help me with this!! I know you’re probably thinking that because I got this for free, I must be lying. I swear on my life that it is that GOOD!

I liked Snow Magic as well but Glamour Base is what really did it for me!

Where Can I Buy It?

I know that after hearing me sing their praises in this post you’re probably wondering, “Well, where can I get one Channing?” Below is a list of places where you can find it.

Sephora

Ulta Beauty

Anthropologie (Online Only)

Bartell Drugs

Beautychoice.com (Online Only)

Birchbox (Online Only)

Rickys NYC

Starboard Cruise Services

 

What skincare product was a breakthrough for you? Tell me below!

—–Also If you haven’t seen my last post, you can check it out here.

***This is a sponsored post. I recieved this product from When Masks Via Brandbacker. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and honest.***

 

 

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Valentia – Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum Review

In my last post on Valentia products, I talked about how even though I’m only in my 20s, I’m trying to be hyper-vigilant about protecting my skin from the effects of aging. That hasn’t changed but with each passing year, I become even more aware of how much older I’m getting. I know it might sound silly to some of you, but I kind of feel like the quarter-life crisis is a real thing. Just me?

Valentia - Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum Review

When I was asked to do another review on one of Valentia’s skin care products, I didn’t hesitant in participating because I’m always on the lookout for new and great skincare products. I’m still using my true glow eye cream and ultra hydration plumping mask, but I know there’s still more problem areas that need to be addressed.

The Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum is a lactic acid serum that supports natural circulation for an overall youthful and refreshed complexion.

Product Uses:

  • Renews texture & tone
  • Deeply moisturizes
  • Minimizes fine lines
  • Increases elasticity
  • Brightens & plumps fine lines
  • Evens hyperpigmentation

What really draws me to Valentia’s products is the fact that they’re made with natural & organic ingredients. As mentioned below:

Key Ingredients:

– Wakame Bioferment (Seaweed): Increases skin oxygen consumption to detoxify and boost antioxidant defense.

– Gotu Kola: Lessens the appearance of scars and increases skin firmness.

– Lactic Acid: A natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that increases skin cell turnover, for healthier renewed skin.

– Licorice: Lightens unwanted pigmentation and corrects skin discoloration.

– Argan Oil: Naturally rich in Vitamin E, this oil reduced water loss and protects skin’s resiliency and elasticity.

This serum comes in a bottle that is similar in size to the true glow eye cream, so if you’ve purchased that before then you’ll have an idea of how much of the product you’re getting.

Valentia - Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum Review

It comes with a pump just like the eye cream and what I’ve been doing every night before I go to bed is first washing my face with a gentle cleanser. Then I will apply the ultra hydration plumping mask for about 15 minutes and brush my teeth while I’m waiting on the mask.

After that, I will dab the true glow eye cream on my eyes and finish off with the clear lift revitalizing serum. I pump about a quarter sized amount into the palm of my hands and then dab what is in my palm onto different parts of my face such as my forehead, cheeks, nose, chin and neck. Then I rub everything in so that it is blended well and soaks into my skin.

Here’s the tricky part. I have mild acne, so I can’t just use anti-aging products alone. After I’ve applied everything (the serum being the last step) I will wait for the serum to dry onto my skin and then use my preferred acne products. What’s so tricky about this, is that you’ll need to test a little bit on your skin first just to make sure you won’t have a bad skin reaction because you can never be too careful when combining two different skin care products.

I tested mine on a small patch to begin with just to make sure my skin wouldn’t react negatively and it didn’t which is why I didn’t have a problem using the two together.

I would also consider waiting for the product to dry before laying your head down on your pillow just in case of any stains or anything. Again, you never can be too careful.

I’ve been using this product for about 2 weeks now, and although the changes in my skin are only slightly different, I do think it’s worth the investment if you’re looking for a natural skin care product!

You can check out Valentia’s FB page here.

Let me know below in the comments how you care for your skin when it comes to aging.

*** This is a sponsored post. I received this product from Valentia via Brandbacker in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.***

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Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

Valentia’s True Glow Eye Cream & Ultra Hydration Mask arrived on my doorstep at the perfect time. By the end of this year, I will only be a couple of years away from my thirties. One thing that’s almost unavoidable to think about when you reach that milestone in age is your skin. There’s a common joke that once you reach your 30s, it’s all down hill from there, which I hope is just that, a joke. Still, I’m becoming more and more aware with each passing year, how much my skin means to me, and I want to take care of it and keep it looking good for as long as possible.

It’s funny because 4 or 5 years ago, I would laugh at the thought of using anti-aging skin care products because I felt that I was a long way away from needing that, but the problem with aging skin is that you have to start taking care of it before the fact not after.

The whole point of anti-aging products is to prevent the process of aging, so if you use it after you start aging, it’s almost useless. This is my first foray into anti-aging skin care products, so I went into it with no expectations and an open mind. Valentia, is a product I’ve never heard of but when I researched into the product, I was very curious as to how it would work and what kind of results I could expect. Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask   True Glow Eye Cream This first product is touted as a complete anti- wrinkle eye care treatment with benefits such as diminishing fine lines & wrinkles, nourishing and hydrating, tightening the under eye area, brightening dark circles, and reducing puffiness. I’ve been using it for over a week now and here

This first product is touted as a complete anti- wrinkle eye care treatment with benefits such as diminishing fine lines & wrinkles, nourishing and hydrating, tightening the under eye area, brightening dark circles, and reducing puffiness. I’ve been using it for over a week now and here I my findings: As far as diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, I didn’t really have any to begin with but I feel as though I’m preventing it with this cream. One thing for sure I can agree

As far as diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, I didn’t really have any to begin with but I feel as though I’m preventing it with this cream. One thing for sure I can agree on, is that it’s nourishing and hydrating for my eyes. I’ve noticed my eyes look and feel less dry and my makeup goes on a lot smoother. I also feel as if it tightened my

I also feel as if it tightened my under eye area as well because the skin around my eyes didn’t feel as loose when I pressed on it. It certainly helped with brightening under my eyes and reducing puffiness. I usually wake up from sleep with puffy eye bags and this cream seemed to tame it. Overall, I would give this product 5 stars. Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask   Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask

I was so excited to try this product because I have combination skin (oily/dry) and wanted to see how this would work on my skin. Not only that but the listed health benefits made it an added bonus.

Listed Health Benefits:

Boosts collagen production

Increases skin radiance

Reduces fine lines

Locks in skin moisture

Reveals softer smoother skin I used this product after cleansing my skin at night before bed and left it on my skin for 30 minutes before washing it off. I felt a slight, dull tingling sensation, but nothing too bad. I’ve used it for almost 2 weeks and I noticed my skin has been slightly more hydrated and soft. I’ve also noticed my skin has been tighter than before using it. It hydrated my skin just enough where it wasn’t too oily and made my makeup application much smoother. I would definitely recommend this product for anti-aging purposes and also if you have dry skin. Great mask! Overall, I would give it 5 stars.

I used this product after cleansing my skin at night before bed and left it on my skin for 30 minutes before washing it off. I felt a slight, dull tingling sensation, but nothing too bad. I’ve used it for almost 2 weeks and I noticed my skin has been slightly more hydrated and soft. I’ve also noticed my skin has been tighter than before using it. It hydrated my skin just enough where it wasn’t too oily and made my makeup application much smoother. I would definitely recommend this product for anti-aging purposes and also if you have dry skin. Great mask! Overall, I would give it 5 stars.

I’ve also noticed my skin has been tighter than before using it. It hydrated my skin just enough where it wasn’t too oily and made my makeup application much smoother. I would definitely recommend this product for anti-aging purposes and also if you have dry skin. Great mask! Overall, I would give it 5 stars. Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Valentia True Glow Eye Cream + Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask Both products required very little application, meaning that the eye cream only required a tiny amount (about less than a sunflower seed) an the mask only required a slight amount ( about blueberry sized amount).

I used each product at night before bed and they were easy to use and had a pleasant smell. I would recommend anyone who is new to anti- aging products or veteran users to try out this product because it delivers in every way promised. Great value for great products!

Do you use anti-aging products? If so, what are your favorites? Be sure to check out all my social media buttons at the top of my blog and you can regularly find me on twitter @Echanningblog.

—I also did a review on the Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum if you want to know more about it.

 

***This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and true.***

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New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

Last year, if you read my blog, you’ll remember that I did a post on my favorite skincare products.  I was all about the blackhead eraser scrub and the grapefruit and pomegranate cleanser. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the products, but as with a new year, there comes new changes to my everyday routines. This year, I decided to branch out from my favorite drugstore products to some a little bit pricier.

 

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

I’ve heard of most of these products before with the exception of the Biore charcoal soap bar. I’ve used plenty of Biore products before, but never the charcoal bar. It seemed like last year was the year of charcoal in beauty products.

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

Skincare 7 copy

I don’t know what prompted cosmetic chemists to put charcoal and beauty products together, but I’m glad they did because it has done wonders for my skin. I have pretty temperamental skin, so it’s hard to combat breakouts without drying out my skin. Well, this might just be in my head, but I feel like this product does great at combating breakouts WHILE retaining moisture to the skin. This product gets an A+ from me!

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

Boscia ranks highly on my list of skincare products that are gentle and effective. Remember what I said earlier about my skin being temperamental? What I meant by that is, I have combination skin, so I have a wide range of products I have to use to address each skin care problem. Dryness, oiliness and breakouts are a common problem with my skin. For those reasons, I always find myself reaching for gentler products. Boscia is perfect for this!

This product is so gentle, that whenever I have flair ups, I always reach in my cabinet for this product to keep my skin in check. I highly recommend this cleanser for anyone with sensitive skin!

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

New 2016 Nighttime Skincare Regimen

I saved my kiwi face scrub for last because it’s my favorite of the three!

This great product I’m talking about is the Mario Badescu Kiwi Face Scrub. It’s a little bit more pricier than some of my usual skincare products, but it’s well worth the extra dollars. I use this scrub once a week, because it’s that powerful. I would warn you though, you might want to use it intermittently with an acne product if you are prone to breakouts, because it can cause flair ups every now and then.

This product addresses my huge pore problem. I have a HUGE PORE PROBLEM! It feels like so often you can fit a crater in my pores. This scrub gets deep down into those bacteria filled pores (GROSS) and almost acts as a vacuum and removes the dirt. I’m a serious Mario Badescu fan now! Check out his range of skincare products, if you haven’t!

 

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Have you tried Mario Badescu products before? If so, which ones and did you like them?