Makeup By Kim Porter


Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream Review



Lately, I’ve been showing off this bright orange cleansing device on my social media accounts. During that time you’ve probably wondered what is that thing, and why am I using it. It’s the latest sonic cleansing device from Michael Todd, Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream Cleansing System.

What is the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Cleansing System?

 I’ve used sonic cleansing systems previously, but the Soniclear Elite is different. The brush heads are made with built-in antimicrobial protection to aid in the reduction of bacteria growth in the bristles between uses. It also has six total speeds distributed evenly across the two brush heads: a gentle one for the face, and one with a lot more power for the body.

  • Clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of bacteria after 24 hours compared to untreated control 
  • Waterproof with six (6) speed settings & 2 brush heads for customizable experience 
  • Automatic timer standardizes cleansing experience for consistent results 
  • Sonic powered sweeping motion stays within safe range of natural elasticity 
  • Clinically validated to be up to six (6) times more effective than cleansing with hands alone 
  • Replace antimicrobial brushes every 6 months versus the competitor’s every 3 months 

Features C-Boost Collagen Technology

  • Clinically validated to improve the appearance of fine lines by 84% in 8 weeks 
  • Clinically validated to improve skin firmness by 70% in 8 weeks 
  •  Clinically validated to improve skin texture by 91% in 8 weeks 

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Collage You’re probably wondering how well did the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream perform?

I’ve used both the facial and body brush heads, and of the two, the facial brush head is a personal favorite. At first, the Soniclear Elite brush head for the face was too abrasive for my not so sensitive skin; it hurt to use. Therefore, I requested a different brush head that worked much better!

With the new brush head, my skin didn’t hurt or feel raw post use. It was actually smoother, clearer, and a lot brighter, and of course, cleaner, thus allowing my other skincare products like serums and overnight masks to absorb much better. My favorite time to use the Soniclear Elite is after I remove my makeup in the evenings. The Soniclear Elite combined with my favorite cleanser does a good job of making sure any makeup residue my makeup remover didn’t catch is gone. Also, since this device has antimicrobial brush heads, I didn’t experience any breakouts post usage, which I would experience when using my other sonic cleansing device.

Now, let’s get the body brush for the Soniclear Elite. It worked well to help exfoliate and soften the skin on areas like my elbows, knees, and heels of the feet. I’ve tried using it on my entire body, but felt like it just took a lot of time, especially in the mornings; therefore, I suggest saving it for use in the evenings.

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite in Dock

I loved that since owning the Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream I haven’t had to charge it since the first charge. I mean, I don’t use it daily, but it is still impressive that after a few months, it is still holding charge. I use the nifty little charging cradle to hold

Overall, I am happy with the results achieved from using the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream.  If you don’t suffer from sensitive skin, and you’re looking for a skin-cleansing device with anti-microbial brush heads, multifunctional characteristics that help keep your skin on your face and body clearer, smoother, and cleaner, I suggest looking into the Soniclear Elite.

The Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream is available for $159 on

What do you think about the Soniclear Elite Tangerine Dream Cleansing System? 

LUNA by FOREO for Sensitive/Normal Skin Review


I’m back with another FOREO product review courtesy of iFABBO, but this time I am reviewing their innovative facial cleansing device, the LUNA by FOREO for Sensitive/Normal Skin.

The LUNA by FOREO is not your everyday cleansing device. It’s a gentle, yet effective cleansing tool that works double duty with its cleansing and anti-aging properties. It features T-Sonic™ Technology, which send up to 8,000 pulsations per minute to aid in the gentle removal of dead skin cells, unclog pore of 99.5% of dirt and oil, and 98.5% of makeup residue. FOREO also makes claims that the lower frequency anti-aging surface help smooth out fine lines. But, how does it really measure up?

Just like the ISSA by FOREO that I previously reviewed, the LUNA by FOREO is made up of non-abrasive silicone material that feels both smooth and soft on the skin. The silicone also provides the LUNA by FOREO with antibacterial properties, which FOREO claims makes the LUNA™ “35x more hygienic than standard sonic cleansing brushes.”

LUNA by FOREO Review _ Different Sides

FOREO claims that after “…2 minutes using your LUNA™ morning and night the [LUNA] leaves the skin looking naturally beautiful with a healthy-looking glow, while lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.“

Using the LUNA by FOREO is easy. It’s just like using any other sonic cleansing device. When cleansing my face, I normally wet both my face and the device, and then apply my favorite cleanser to the LUNA™ and turn it on.  The LUNA™ pulsates, although ever so lightly, when it’s time to move on to another area of the face, which is a good way to avoid over cleansing the different areas of your face. At 30, I’m blessed to not have wrinkles; therefore, I rarely used the LUNA™ in Anti-Aging mode.

FOREO claimed that after three days of using the LUNA™, you’d notice healthier more youthful skin. In fact, they were right. Using the LUNA by FOREO both day and night combined with the other usual suspects of my skincare routine my skin has been 100 x’s clearer than it has ever been. It’s also a lot smoother.

LUNA by FOREO Review

After my experience with the ISSA by FOREO, I’m surprised at how much I am in-love with the LUNA by FOREO! I like that the LUNA by FOREO is gentle, yet effective at getting my skin clean. Unlike other sonic cleansers I’ve used that require the use of brush heads, which can be harsh and abrasive on the skin, the LUNA was the exact opposite.  Although I thought the LUNA would be hard to hold and maneuver around my face, it wasn’t. And, it wasn’t hard getting it to clean the smaller areas of my face like the sides of my nose.

I also like that the LUNA is waterproof, and can be used up to 450 times before having to recharge it, and best of all, there are no expensive brush heads to replace.

LUNA by FOREO Review in hand

Remember I mentioned that the LUNA is hygienic due to the silicone body? Usually, after a month or so of using other sonic cleansers with replaceable brush heads, my face would break out, which was probably from bacterial build-up on the brushes. Who knew? With the LUNA I didn’t have that issue.

Since I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling in the upcoming months, I’m happy to report how lightweight is the LUNA by FOREO. It also comes with a cute little pouch to tote it around, which means I can keep it in my purse for cleansing my face during my upcoming 13-hour flight. And since the LUNA™ holds its charge for up to 450 uses, I don’t have to clutter up my luggage with another charger.


Overall, I’m happy with the LUNA by FOREO for Sensitive/Normal skin. If you’re looking for an effective cleansing device that is gentle, perfect for travel, and saves you money in the long run due to you not having to purchase replacement brush heads, I suggest picking up the LUNA by FOREO. Plus, it helps that the LUNA, regardless of whichever version you pick up for yourself – Combination Skin (blue), Ultra-Sensitive Skin (white), or the male version (black) – it’s sure going to look great sitting atop your vanity.

You can purchase here the LUNA for $199 in the version that caters to your specific skincare need.

Have you tried the LUNA by FOREO? If so, are you as in-love with is as me?

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SKIN INC My Daily Dose Serum Review

Skin Inc My Daily Dose - Purple Bottle

Serums, once you’ve hit a certain age, they become an integral part of your skincare routine. Lately, I’ve been using a custom blended serum from SKIN INC Supplement Bar called My Daily Dose. This brand may sound familiar because I’ve reviewed some of their products previously. It’s making it back on this blog once again because honestly, they have some pretty good products.

The SKIN INC My Daily Dose custom blended serum is a combination of three serums suitable for your skincare concerns, type and needs, that are blended into a single bottle. The customization process is simple: answer a few questions about your skin, and then SKIN INC will use your answers to assess the needs of your skin, and finally the three serums that will make up you’re my Daily Dose serum is presented.

Skin Inc Skin Identity

In my case, I needed a serum that would address the following skincare concerns:

  • Even tone, and reduce dark circles
  • Calm my skin whenever I have breakouts
  • Anti-oxidant protection

Skin Inc My Daily Dose

After completing my skin assessment on Skin Inc’s website, SKIN INC concluded that my ‘My Daily Dose’ serum should include Vitamin A Serum, French Pine Bark Serum, and Licorice Serum. Since purple is my favorite color, I chose a deep purple bottle to house my custom blended serum. Into the purple vial, the three serums went. It was easy getting the bulk of the serums in, but, I found I had to leave the bottles upside down to successfully empty the bottle.

I’ve been using the SKIN INC ‘My Daily Dose’ serum for at least two months now, and my skin hasn’t been better. Post cleansing, and toning, the SKIN INC My Daily Dose serum is applied (two drops cover my face), and for nighttime applications, I apply the Skin Inc. Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask. Since incorporating these into my routine, my skin is much more clearer and smoother. I’ve also seen a reduction in brown spots as well as breakouts. After using the Skin Inc. ‘My Daily Dose’ custom blended serum, I realized that it was a much-needed addition to my skincare routine.

Skin Inc My Daily Dose

After having a good experience with the SKIN INC ‘My Daily Dose’ custom blended serum, I highly recommend trying it out, especially if you’re into personalized skincare items. Take the skincare assessment on the Skin Inc. website to figure out your Skin ID. With 9 serums to choose from, My Daily Dose consists of 84 possible combinations of three serums, so you’re sure to find a serum suitable for your skincare needs.

Have you tried the SKIN INC My Daily Dose Serums? What are your thoughts on it?

Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum Review



Serums are a part of my daily skincare routine, for my face, that is. However, I’ve never used a serum for the body until I was offered, through Blog Meets Brand, to try out the Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum.

Vaseline claims their Intensive Care™ Healing Serums are not just a regular body lotion. These serums combine the power of three unique, highly concentrated ingredients to moisturize and heal dry skin.

1. PPAR Activators help penetrate the skin to replenish lipids and moisturize to boost the skin’s natural renewal cycle.

2. Elastomers provide a premium sensory experience with ingredients that deliver a luxurious silky, smooth feel.

3. Micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly form a protective layer to prevent moisture loss

My thoughts

I haven’t tried Vaseline products in a while. I’m talking about years! To my surprise, the Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum did some amazing things to help repair my skin from the damage done during the winter.

First, the light scent of amber and jasmine are what caught the attention of my senses when squeezing out the Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum from the tube. The scent isn’t too heavy, and lasts for just the right amount of time on the skin. Plus, it doesn’t interfere with whatever I’m wearing for the day. I will also note that the fragrance is very feminine. My husband, who sometimes uses my lotions couldn’t bring himself to use it because he said, “I will smell like a woman.” But, that’s better for me. LOL.

The texture of the Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum is that of a lightweight cream, instead of fluid-like, which most of the serums I’ve used are like. Even without it being like a typical serum, the Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum is like luxury in a tube. I find that it moisturizes more like a balm without the heaviness and greasiness.


After using the Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum, both during the night and day, even after a week of use, my skin showed a noticeable difference. It looked healthy, hydrated, and didn’t itch from being dry.  After continued use, my skin is just amazing! I sometimes catch myself rubbing my legs because they’re so smooth and soft.

The squeeze tube packaging made it easy for me to get the very last drop of the Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum out of the tube. Now, I unfortunately have to replace it.

I would recommend the Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum to anyone looking to heal dry skin, or maintain healthy, hydrated skin.

The 6.8 fl oz tube of Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum retails for $8.99 and can be found at your local drugstore.


Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Relief Healing Serum

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Petrolatum, Tapioca Starch, Glyceryl Hydroxystearate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Powder, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Powder, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Palmitic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide