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Review – Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel

17 Sep

I have been receiving a lot of moisturizers through my beauty subscriptions.  I like skin care and I especially like moisturizers because I am pretty obsessed with not aging.   A few months ago, I received the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel.

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For those who are unfamiliar with the brand, Dr. Jart+, it was one of the first Korean beauty brands to have mainstream name recognition.   They have a wide variety of products, the brand was developed by dermatologists in Korea,  and it is one of the few brands of SPF that doesn’t make my skin revolt.

You Lovelies are probably curious about this particular products though.  Okay, on to what I think of Water Fuse.

What this is: it’s a super light, super absorbent moisturizing gel.  It spreads on the skin really easily and sinks in quickly.   It doesn’t sit on top of the skin.  It doesn’t make skin oily   My skin does tend to be on the dry side.  For daytime use, especially if you have dry skin.  I don’t think this would be enough for overnight use unless I lived in Florida and decided to go camping.  Because humid weather makes us dry girls not dry 🙂

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*as you can see I have used almost all of my sample size 🙂

Texture: light in color, very wet to apply.  It does feel like gel, as the name implies.

Scent:  minimal

Cost: average, for 1.7 fl oz of product, you will pay $39.00 USD at Sephora. At that price it’s a bit more than you would pay for a quality drug store brand.   But it’s also not so expensive that you would think twice about buying it.  This is your face, after all, no?

Availability: I think that Sephora may be the only store/website to carry the line in the States.  I looked on the Dr. Jart+ website and for purchases, it directed me to the Sephora website.

Would I buy this?  Yes. It’s a great product with an okay price point.

Few more notes:  This didn’t replace any moisturizers in my collection, but I do use it when I want something lighter on my face, but want to avoid feeling dry.

Have you tried any Dr. Jart products?  Did you like them?

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Anna

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Review – Clarins Multi-Active Jour

22 Dec

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My November Birchbox gave me a chance to try a lot of new to me products, and I was excited to see something from Clarins.  Clarins Multi-Active Jour retails for $53.00 USD.

From Clarins:

 Helps visibly minimize fine lines and boost radiance. Fights the effects of daytime stress. Encapsulated Teasel extract delivers targeted revitalizing and anti-aging action to where your skin needs it most. Myrothamnus extract visibly smoothes, tones and de-stresses.

My thoughts:

This day cream is heavily perfumed.  It smells like roses/flowers/women’s fragrance.  The fragrance doesn’t linger, but you can definitely smell it as you apply the product.   If you are sensitive the smells, you may have an issue with this.

Overall, I think this is a good day cream.  It works  well as a moisturizer even in winter.  During very long cold spells, you may need something more hydrating.

I can’t say anything about it’s wrinkle removing sensibilities.  This was  a generous sample, but not enough to actually get down to the actual claims of the product.

One thing I really loved about this, it leaves your face completely non-grease.  Even hours later, there are no oilies on my skin.  Is this worth the $53.00 price tag?  Not sure, but it’s a huge deal for me.

Pros

Non greasy

Absorbs easily

Matte finish

Cons

Price, but only slightly.  This is expensive, but it’s a day cream and it will last a long time.  If you have oily skin problems, this may be a nice investment instead of buying oil control products.

Have you tried the  Clarins Multi-Active Jour?

Do you like it?

Thanks for reading~

Anna

Review – Vasanti Detox Nutrient Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser

15 Oct

We don’t review cleansers super often on Your Fairy Godmother.  After all, they are just cleansers, right?  Sometimes, one or two come long that are sort of wonderful and worthy of a post.

The Vasanti Detox Nutrient Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser is one of those products.

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Birchbox Breakdown

After a full day exposed to chemical and environmental pollution, our face is more than ready for relief. This fresh foaming soap fits our needs to a tee, washing away toxins and pore-clogging impurities—without stripping skin of its natural moisture. All this cleansing goodness is boosted with antiaging ingredients, producing a bright, healthy complexion that will last for years to come.

How it Works

Sulfate-free, pthalate-free and paraben-free, this cleanser will leave your face free of irritating pollutants, without stripping the natural oils that keep it healthy and balanced. Active ingredients such as omega 3 and 6 ensure that your skin stays bright and wrinkle-free.

What did I think?

Honestly, at first I was really turned off by this.  The scent was soooo strong and smelled so much like perfume.  I opened it, and I swear I thought this was a body wash.

I soldiered on, for beauty!  I washed my face and fell in love.  This stuff took off every inch of my makeup.  Even eye makeup.

No additional remover needed.  Not even Liz Earle, can accomplish this as well as Vasanti Detox Nutrient Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser.

I have very combination skin, my forehead is ridiculously oily and the rest is dry.  This worked very well on all areas of my complicated face 🙂

No break outs, no dry patches.

Would I buy this?

I think I would  buy this over Liz Earle, which was my favorite until now.  Will I repurchase Liz at this point?  Probably not as along as Vasanti is available.

Have you tried Vasanti Detox Nutrient Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser?  What did you think?

~Anna

Review – Clearasil Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash

16 Dec

I received a sample of this from Clearasil a while back, and liked it so much I bought a full size bottle.

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As you can see, I have put a good dent in it with regular use.

I personally really like drugstore cleansers.  I don’t think you need to spend major bucks on a cleanser, I think  better investments are creams and treatments.

Kassi’s and I could not have the most different skin.  This probably works well for the blog though 🙂  You lovelies get to read the woes of two very different girls.

My skin issues are that: 1) it’s crazy combination  – really oily on my forehead and really dry on cheeks and nose.  So dry it peels.  So I  exfoliate a lot. 2) I get blackheads and clogged pores really easily.  Dirt just likes me, yo.

So I look for cleansers that get rid of the gunk on a deeper level, especially on my nose.

Clearasil Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash has been really good to my skin.  I was afraid it would be overly drying as the weather gets colder, but that is not the case. My skin still feels comfortable after a cleansing.  It also helps with keeping my nose free of blackheads.  I LIKE THIS A LOT.

I don’t repurchase cleansers super often because I am always searching for something new and/or better.   However, this may be the exception.  I am happy that it is still working for me through 2 different Seasons.   Normally, I can’t use the same product in summer that I do in winter.

HG?  Maybe!

~Anna

Have you tried Clearasil Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash?

DIY Face Masks – One for every skin type

6 Nov

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Skin Care Regimen – Easy to follow guide

29 Oct

Your skin is the biggest organ on your body  – Is it just me or does that sound kind of creepy?  But really – it’s true!  If you want to look and feel your best you need to take care of your skin.  What you eat and how much you drink is really essential to that, so please bare that in mind.  Also, if you have persistent skin issues; bad acne, redness, etc that makes you feel like you don’t even want to leave the house even with a spatula’s worth of foundation on – I strongly urge you to see a Dermatologist.  Your issues might be easily treatable and your confidence boosted.

Ok – lecture over.  Now to the nitty gritty.

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Here is our skin care Regimen easy breakdown:

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PM

  • Cleanse with a make-up removing cleanser.
  • Remove any excess eye make-up with a make-up remover.
  • Tone using an alcohol free toner.
  • Apply NightCream.

 

Product Recommendations:

Cleanser:    Make-up Removing, Dry Skin, Acne Prone / sensitive skin, Oily Skin and the Classic

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Toner:  DIY Toner, Normal-Senestive Skin, Problem Skin

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Moisturizer:  All Natural/Budget, oily/acne, Tinted Moisturizer , Sensitive ,  w/ SPF 

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Pro-tip: Jojoba Oil also works as a make-up remover.

Eye Cream:  Dark Circles/Puffiness, Crow’s Feet, Drug Store

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Night Cream:  We are new to night creams but we LOVE this one.

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Best BB Cream For Your Skin

16 Oct

BB and CC creams are ALL the rage right now.  Woman in Korea have been using them for years but the cosmetic trend in the US has just started to pick up over the last few years.

What is a BB cream?  BB creams are essentially and All-In-one product that acts as a moisturizer/foundation/sunscreen.  Some of them have skin correcting anti-aging ingredients, some have ingredients to correct redness or dark spots.  Really, they are all quite different.

As they aim to replace all your other products, sometimes you just need to layer.  If you have super dry skin you might need to apply moisturizer first.  Bad breakout? Probably need concealer or even foundation over the BB cream.

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Best For Oily Skin:
L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream ($10.95, lorealparisusa.com)

Best For Pale Skin:
Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++ ($34, sephora.com); one shade

Best For Dark Skin (and Medium and Light):
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector SPF 30 ($7.44, maybelline.com)

I personally need a more medium-full coverage Foundation so I have yet to find a BB cream that can replace my go-to 100% Pure Foundation.  But if you are one of those people lucky enough to not have to wear foundation, a BB cream might be perfect for you.     -kassi