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Review – Glytone salicylic acid toner

3 Mar

Ever since I sampled the Proactiv Fading Pads, I’ve been on a quest to find a comparable product that I didn’t have purchase a whole kit to use.

Here is what I thought about the Proactiv.

I started to look for products that have a 2% salicylic acid component like the Fading Pads.  One of the products I found is the Glytone Toner.  You can get this on Amazon and from med spas.

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Ingredients – 2% Salicylic acid., Acetone, benzalkonium chloride, fragrance (Parfum), isopropyl alcohol, polysorbate 20, Red 40 (CI 16035), Water (Aqua), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

Like the Proactiv, this is marketed toward the acne treatment customers.

I am interested in the skin renewing properties that come along with salicylic acid use.

What do I think of the Glytone Toner?

I think I wish it didn’t have acetone and rubbing alcohol as the ingredients.  These are both drying agents, and I’m not really sure what else they do.  Oh yeah, they smell.

Do I think this is on par with the Fading Pads?  Not quite.

I guess it is keeping my skin clear and pores small, but I’m not getting the glowing and the “wow” that I got from Proactiv Fading Pads.

This can be drying and can sting a lot with over use.  Start with one application a day and then move to twice if you prefer.

Will I repurchase?

I will probably look for another alternative first.  If there is nothing else, then I may.

~Anna

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Review – Épicé Purifying Exfoliant!

19 Feb

 Épicé Purifying Exfoliant was in my January 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag.

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Oh how I love exfoliants!!!

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I was very excited to get Épicé Purifying Exfoliant in my Ipsy.  What a great way to start off the year!

What is it?

From Ipsy:

A unique exfoliant which removes excess dirt and dead skin cells all while activating collagen production and hydrating your skin. This moisture rich formula utilizes mild, non-irritating and anti-bacterial cleansers with micro-fine polyspheres which enhances skin texture and clarity for a clean, fresh appearance. Purifying Exfoliant is also great to use on the entire body and after just a few uses, you will begin to see improvement in the look and feel of your skin.

Benefits:
Micro-fine polyspheres gently exfoliate removing excess dead cells and environmental debris.
Exfoliation helps open pores, which increases excretion of toxins.
Packed with emollients, humectants and barrier protectors to hydrate dry, irritated skin.
Contains several natural collagen boosters for damaged skin.
Softens skin as it cleans.
Non-irritating, antiseptic, bacteria and fungus fighting properties.

This retails for $32.00 USD and you can get it here.

My thoughts

I think this is a lovely exfoliant.  It’s certainly not a budget product and very high end.  It has a pleasant scent and it does what it says it does.

I also like that it can be left on longer to act as a mask.  It leaves my skin nice and soft.

Would I repurchase?  If I had an unlimited budget, yes.  Otherwise, no.

As much as I like it, I don’t think it does anything additional that a drug store exfoliant doesn’t do.

But I am sure happy I got to try it!  Such a generous sample too.  🙂

Have you tried this line?

~Anna

Review – The Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads.

28 Jan

I was really excited to try these because I love any beauty product with any acid as an ingredient.  I’m sick, I know.  But hey, it keeps your skin freaking amazing.

So, let’s get down to business with these Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads.  As you may recall, these were in my January Ipsy Glam Bag.

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I haven’t tried anything from the Proactiv line before.  Even though I don’t have any marks or acne scars fade, I was excited to try these Mark Fading Pads because they boasted a 2% salicylic acid solution.  I am a huge fan of salicylic acid and sadly it usually comes in cleansers or gels as an acne treatment.

BUT IT IS SO GOOD ON YOUR SKIN!

What is it?

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid derived from the bark of a willow tree.  It basically makes your skin shed.

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Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4564208_salicylic-acid-work.html#ixzz2rhuRjhx7

Ok, so what do these Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads actually do and why are you so excited about them?

1) My skin was super soft

2) Pores were teeny tiny

3) Anything that was waiting to erupt under the dermis – GONE

3) Glowing skin

The bad?

As with any Practiv product, you have to get a whole collection to get these.  Since I don’t have acne, I’m spending gagillion dollars on acne treatment. Duh.

But now I had a taste of the salicylic acid goodness,  so I went internet hunting.  I wanted a toner or pads that I can use in a similar way as The Fading Pads.  I may have found it…will review it soon.

Peeled skin is happy skin!

~Anna

New Obsession – Korean Skincare and Cosmetics

23 Jan

I have a growing obsession with Korean skincare and cosmetics.  After all, that is the birthplace of the BB and CC creams we’re currently rocking.

Their websites are  pink and girlie, I can’t stay away.

I have my eyes on these  from Missha

Missha Eye Stick Cream

Sometimes my skin around the eyes gets dry mid work day.  I love this idea of  stick eye cream, GEUMSUL VITALIZING STICK EYE CREAM $30.00

Here is what it says:  “Herbal eye care for healthy, luminous eyes.
Mild formula hydrates and protects delicate skin around eyes.
Stick type eye cream can be applied liberally and easily over and or under makeup.

Contains herbal ingredients to strengthen sensitive skin. Panax Ginseng Seed Oil protects, Safflower Oil moisturizes, and Evening Primrose Oil brightens skin.”

COMPLEXION COORDINATING BB

COMPLEXION COORDINATING BB SPF43/PA+++ NO.2 FLAWLESS COMPLEXION $34.00

From Missha – “Complexion Coordinating BB Cream SPF43/PA+++ gives you a clean, even more natural look! No.2 Flawless Complexion is a flaw correcting beige cream for clear and smooth skin.

CC BB Cream features the Inner and Outer Complexion Coordinating Systems to provide skin care benefits for smooth, flawless skin.

Inner Complexion Coordinating System:
1. Brightening – Giga White, Pomegranate Extract, Arbutin
2. Firming – Peptide, Adenosine
3. Moisturizing – Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water
4. Soothing – Phytoncide, Cactus Extract

Outer Complexion Coordinating System:
1. Improve skin tone – Tripled Layered Color Capsules
2. Correct flaws – Skin Wrapping Powder
3. Even skin texture – Light Scattering Powder

Shade is comparable to M Perfect Cover #21 Light Beige – #23 Natural Beige.”

SUPER AQUA OXYGEN MICRO ESSENCE PEELING

SUPER AQUA OXYGEN MICRO ESSENCE PEELING $23.00

“The gel-type peeling essence is gentle and gives an intensive care to clean and hydrate skin.
Watch as it bubbles to remove dead skin cells, impurities, and oil.
The Oxygen Micro Peeling System has the benefits of peeling + nourishing + soothing + turn-over.”

Have you used a cosmetic from an Asian brand before?  What did you think?

~Anna

Advice From an Expert – Special Guest Post and Special Deal for Chicago!

12 Dec

We are trying new ideas here on Fairy Godmother and one of the ideas we are considering is Advice from an Expert.

For our debut, I asked my friend Beth who is a cosmetician and owns her own med spa. Yes, home girl has skills.  She is also responsible for keeping my almost 40 year old face looking like a hot little boss.

I asked Beth for skin care advice during the Winter months.

It is important to moisturize your face no matter the time of year, but it is imperative during the winter months. If you already have dry skin, you should up the amount of times you apply per day, but the key here is to not skip over your neck and chest.

Keep your skin moisturized: Choose a good, oil-based moisturizer to keep the skin moisturized and soft. Pay special attention to the exposed parts (and the most affected areas) like your hands, nails, feet and lips. Keep them well moisturized at all times.  Even those who have oily skin must use light moisturizing lotions after cleansing to keep the skin healthy and helps maintains the pH Balance. It is important to use a mild facial cleanser and wash with lukewarm water, hot water can strip your skin of its essential oils and your skin can become too dry and irritated. Make sure to exfoliate at least 2-3 times per week this will help promote skin cell turnover and also allow for better product penetration.
Use a good sunscreen: People like to enjoy the sun during winters but little do they know that exposure to the sun can harm their skin in winter too. Use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or more and make sure that it contains Zinc.  In fact, it should be a part of your daily routine throughout the year. Don’t say goodbye to your sunscreen just because summer is over
Do not lick your lips: Winter is the season of chapped lips and licking them will make them more chapped. Use a good lip balm to keep your lips soft and protected. Lip balm with Vit E works well.
For Chicago area folks, Beth is offering a special on Microdermabrasion.  I get this, and I swear by it.  Yeah, you may looked a bit jacked up the next day, but Honeypie, by day 3 you are amazing.
 Package of 3 Microdermabrasion Treatments Plus Basic Facial
Only 165.00 through January
Package must be bought by January 30th to get this offer. The regular price for this package is 255.00. Please mention, print out, or display this email to redeem.
Mind and Body

 We hope you Lovelies enjoyed this!  We hope to have more Advice from an Expert on here soon.

~Anna