Makeup By Kim Porter

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Review: You Need the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster #dermalogicahydrates

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Winter can be harsh on your skin, causing it to dry out.  Using moisturizing and hydrating products like an hyaluronic acid serum is the best way to combat dryness.  I’ve been using a hyaluronic acid serum all winter (read about it here), and loved the results.  When iFabbo provided the opportunity for me to review the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster, I took it.  My skin is currently thanking me for agreeing to test out the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster.  Keep reading to find out why.

What is the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster?

The Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster is a lightweight, fast-absorbing fluid that hydrates and moisturizes the skin, as well as aims to minimize fine lines.  Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract help restore moisture balance.  Help lift moisture levels by mixing into your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer or applying directly to parched skin.  It is formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

Ingredients

Water/aqua/eau, Glycerin, Panthenol, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycolipids, Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sea Water, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

 

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My Thoughts:

Dermalogica is one of my favorite skincare brands, especially when I’m in the position to splurge.  Their products are amazing and yield great results.  The Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster did not disappoint. I started using it first as a spot treatment for one of the dryer areas on my skin (my right cheek), and then eventually graduated to using it all over, and my skin is happy.

As mentioned previously, I’ve used an hyaluronic acid serum that I loved, and the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster was, in my opinion, better.  Unlike the previous hyaluronic acid serum that I was using, the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster was extremely light weight, and instead of being like a gel, it was more fluid-like.  It wasn’t quite watery, but it wasn’t thick either – if that makes sense.  I liked that the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster absorbed easily and did not pill, unlike the other serum I used. Because of that  I was able to apply it under my moisturizer and makeup.

I have this trouble spot on the right side of my face that tends to dry out or break out from time-to-time.  There are times when after I apply my makeup that the dryness in this area would seem to exaggerate, that is, even after I apply my makeup.  After even one week of using the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster, my skin in that area looked remarkably better and hydrated.

The Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster worked well with my combination skin, and did not cause any breakouts.

If you are in the market for a light weight, hydrating serum that isn’t oily or greasy, then the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster is for you.  Although on the expensive side, 1 oz for $56, I believe it is worth the splurge.  This is a product I would re-purchase.

If you’re interested in purchasing the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster, from now until May 31, 2014 Makeup by Kim Porter readers can receive 15% off using the Code: BOOST on Dermalogica.com.

 What do you use to ensure your skin stays hydrated?

Disclosure: Press Sample. All opinions are my own and are honest. Affiliate links. 

Sponsored: BB Goes Body with the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jergens BB Body Cream through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Jergens BB Body Cream, all opinions are my own.

 

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Over the last week or so I’ve incorporated the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream in the Medium to Deep Skin tone formula into my daily skincare for body routine.  Yes, you’ve read correctly, it’s a BB Cream specifically for use on your body!   Since using a moisturizer is an important part of my daily routine, using the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream seemed like the perfect product for me to try.   It’s important for my moisturizers to not only make my skin feel better, but to make it look better, too, which is exactly what the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream does.

What is the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream?

Your BB goes body with the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream.  Just think of your favorite BB Cream, an all-in-one skincare moisturizer except this one is for the body.  The Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream differs from facial BB Creams in that it delivers benefits both immediately and over time.  The Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises to immediately hydrate and illuminate, and after 5 days of use it evens, firms and minimizes the appearance of imperfections.

 


My thoughts

I love the soft, fruity floral scent of the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream.  The scent isn’t overpowering and would not compete with whatever fragrance you choose to wear for the day, and it’s also great to use right before bed since the scent is so light.  My husband actually loves the smell of it, too.

The Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream is rich and creamy, but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. Thanks to the silicone, and the moisturizing effects of Shea butter and glycerin, my skin, especially on my thighs and buttocks have never looked or felt smoother and better.   

Please don’t let the description “illuminating” scare you away because there’s no glittery or shimmery effects; you’ll just experience healthier looking skin.  Within the week that I’ve used it, I noticed my skin has recovered from being dry due to it being exposed to the cold we’ve been experiencing in New York City these last few months.

The Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream quickly absorbs and dries fast so you do not have to worry about the product transferring onto your clothes; however, just to be safe apply the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream and let it set for about 2 minutes before putting on any light clothing.

Even though the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream is tinted, the coverage is sheer.  As you can see from the demo in my video, you can’t see anything after rubbing it in – no streaks, nothing, which is great.

Would I recommend?

The Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream is a product I would re-purchase, especially to keep my skin in top shape for the summer.  Can we say “Short, shorts and miniskirts?” If you enjoy having healthier looking, supple and smooth skin, then the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream is right for you. The Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream comes in two formulas: Light (peachy beige) and Medium to Deep (rosy caramel), so you’re sure to find the shade that works best for you. Trust me, “Your body will never BB the same!”

 

Source: Jergens.com
Source: Jergens.com

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What do you think of the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream?

Will you try it?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jergens BB Body Cream through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Jergens BB Body Cream, all opinions are my own.

Review: My Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge

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“The Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge contains activated carbon and various minerals that enhance absorption, perfect for removing excess oil.  It contains natural antioxidants that help fight acne-causing bacteria that are typically difficult to reach.”  The Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge claims to also cleanse the pores, gently exfoliate skin, and revitalize the complexion.

-100% Natural Sponge

-100% Coloring & additive Free

-100% Biodegradable

-Vegan

 

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My Thoughts

After reading about the Konjac Sponge on so many blogs, and then my favorite #RockMom, June Ambrose posted a version of it on her instagram account – I purchased the Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge by My Konjac Sponge.

I chose the Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge because I’ve experienced great results from products with charcoal like the Origins Clear Improvements Charcoal Mask, Belle Butters Neutralizing Butter for Oily Skin, and the Freeman Beauty Charcoal Black Sugar Polishing Mask.

I’ve been using the Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge since February 23, 2014, so it’s been over a month since using it.  I must say, I’m surprised by the results, and I am in love.

I had some dark spots and blemishes on the right side of my cheek, and during the time Aunt Flow is supposed to show, I’d often break out.  One week after using the sponge, I noticed that the area on the right side of my face with the blemishes and discoloration looked remarkably better.  I also did not experience breakouts when Aunt Flow came for a visit.  The texture of my skin was smooth, and my complexion improved, too!

The texture of the sponge is a little bit weird, but I got used to it. It gently exfoliates and can be used with or without cleanser.  I tried using the Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge both ways, and preferred to use it with cleanser.  Depending on the amount of cleanser you use, it may take several rinses to get the soap out completely.

The sponge I received came in a sealed package, and was moistened.  It smelled a little like the putty that’s usually in those 25 cent toy machines.  Just remember to follow the instructions and rinse the sponge before using it.  The sponge, once dry shrivels up and hardens.  The way it changes size when wet reminds me of a Beautyblender, but the textures are completely different.  Another aspect of the sponge I like is that it can last up to 3 months, which is about the same as a Clarisonic brush head, but much cheaper.

Cleaning is easy.  Every two and half weeks just place it in a bowl of water, and nuke it in your microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds.

 

My Konjac Sponge Charcoal Bamboo Konjac Sponge

Would I recommend?

I would recommend trying the Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge.  It’s affordable, and works great!  I haven’t picked up my Clarisonic MIA since purchasing the Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge. The sponge can be purchased off of Amazon.com for $10 (that’s where I picked up mine).  My only issue with this sponge is that it can only be purchased online.  It comes in several different formulas for the face:  Pure, French Green Clay, French Pink Clay, Volcanic Scoria; and additional sponges are the 6 wave body sponge, and a Baby Bath sponge.  I want to try the other sponges, and even pick up a Baby Bath Sponge for my daughter.

 My Konjac Sponge Charcoal Bamboo Konjac Sponge

Have you tried a Konjac Sponge?

 

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My Favorite Makeup Removers {Video}

Favorite Makeup Removers

After you’ve applied all of the makeup, and your day is done, you’re met with the dreaded conclusion that it all has to come off.  Removing my makeup at the end of the day is probably my least favorite part of applying makeup; however, to save face (literally), I have to make sure all traces of makeup is gone.  How do I do that?  With the help of my Favorite Makeup Removers, of course.  Watch the video below for a peak at what are my Favorite Makeup Removers, and why I use them.

 

Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil

I’ve reviewed the Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil ($35.00) previously on this blog, and I still use it to remove my makeup, or whenever I feel like I’m in need of a deep cleansing.  Since the Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil requires me to stand at a sink, and isn’t travel-friendly, I’ve turned to something else to use on my “lazy nights,” the Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes.

Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes

If you love the Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil, you will love the wipes! The Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes (20 Pre-moistened Wipes/$18)  are packed with the same makeup remover and cleansing ingredients just like the oil, except in a biodegradable wipe form.  Since the produce is in wipe form, they’re travel-friendly, and also makes them perfect to keep at your bedside for those nights when you’re too tired to stand at the sink to remove your makeup.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes

The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes ($4.99/25)  are an affordable makeup remover wipes that can be found at your local drugstore.  I’ve reviewed them, and I still use them.  I’ve honestly repurchased them several times. The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes get rid of everything. EVERYTHING!

Ponds Luminous Clean Wet Towelettes

The Ponds Luminous Clean Wet Towelettes ($5.79/ 30 Wipes) are wipes I use after I use any of the above makeup removers.  These towelettes help my skin feel clean, and get rid of any excess residue that the makeup removers may have missed.  Again, they’re great for traveling, and perfect for keeping at your bedside. Another thing about these wipes are that they can be used when the weather warms up for on-the-go cleansing because sweat, oil and dirt equals breakouts and blemishes.

 

What are your Favorite Makeup Removers and on-the-go cleansers?