Where did June go? I really have no idea. And now we’re halfway into July and I am woefully late in sharing my latest round of beauty empties. Keeping it short and sweet today because I had my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine yesterday and today is a bit rough. Worth it though. 100 percent. 10 out of 10 would recommend. Seriously, go get it.
A lot of hydration in this month’s beauty empties. My skin was going through an adjustment period as the seasons changed and just felt like it needed more and more moisture.
Let’s get into it.
Biologique Recherche Serum de Teint (No. 2) — The price of this product makes it hurt a little to love, but anyone who’s read this blog shouldn’t be surprised. BR rarely disappoints me. A true makeup/skin care hybrid, this product isn’t a foundation. It won’t fully cover like one and it won’t break you out like one. The texture is almost whipped — it absorbs so quickly into the skin and then disappears. It doesn’t transfer onto clothing and really evens out the skin nicely. My skin looked and felt softer and healthier when I used it. I’m testing out some cheaper, similar products right now, and they just don’t compare.
Ling Oxygen Plasma Potion Serum — If you’re in need of a lightweight, hydrating serum that will truly make you glow, this is it. I adore this serum. I’ve become a big fan of oxygenating products and this serum features perfluorodecalin, a type of oxygenating molecule. Once you apply it, it helps bring more oxygen into the cells and keep the skin balanced. Every time I used it, my skin looked more plump (not puffy), smooth and bright. It layers really well with other products, too.
Beekman 1802 Rose Apothecary Body Milk — I have been a longtime fan of Beekman 1802. I miss their TV show and I love giving their goat milk soaps as gifts. I’ve also rewatched all of Schitt’s Creek probably five times now. My mother-in-law was kind of enough to send me this beautifully scented body moisturizer for Christmas. Made with goat milk, glycerin and shea butter, it’s very soothing. It has a thicker texture, more of a creamy balm than a milk, but it absorbs well. I can’t say it would be enough in the middle of winter, but it left my skin feeling smooth and more sensitive areas breakout free.
On the Fence:
Bumble and Bumble’s Prêt-à-Powder Très Invisible Dry Shampoo — I first tried Bumble and Bumble’s Prêt-à-Powder a few years ago, and while I liked how it made my hair look and feel, the loose powder formula wasn’t for me. I got the same great results from the spray version (no grey roots, volume, etc.), which contains French pink clay, but it just didn’t last very long. I use dry shampoo one or two times a week and a can usually lasts me a few months. For the cost, it just didn’t seem worth it.
Eminence Organic Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist — I’m a big fan of toners and mists. As I’ve spent so much time at home, I’ve become a misting maniac. Certain mists just instantly make your skin look brighter and feel refreshed. This one, which contains a natural retinol alternative and Swiss green apple stem cells just didn’t give my skin the same (good) reaction. I like neroli for home fragrance but didn’t enjoy spraying it on myself. I also wish it dispensed in more of a fine mist, especially since it is milky in texture and appearance.
Immunocologie Body Serum — My first impression of this product was a good one. I was intrigued my its mix of essential oils and and different clays. It was a light, dry oil that absorbed quickly and helped reduce the appearance of my KP on my arms. However, over time, it didn’t agree with my skin. It led to some breakouts on my chest and back and just made my legs really dry. I love clays in masks and temporary treatments, but leaving them on all day just seems like too much.
See what else I’ve used up here.