In our first post with Amazon products, some of you were asking about skincare. I’m cheap with mine apart from a few gadgets, so this contains some products recommended on that post. (Thank you to OriginalLala for mentioning that!) There are also products I found which are reasonably priced and have good reviews. I’m going to try some of these after I read your comments and suggestions. This contains affiliate links, but again please search for alternatives and cheaper sources. Also I love doing these posts! It’s fun to look up products on Amazon and I’m learning a lot from your comments.
A hydrating moisturizer and serum to help erase fine lines
This three piece kit by Boots No 7 is expensive for my tastes, but it’s actually not that pricey compared to other, higher end skincare if you’re in the market for that. (This was recommended by Snowflake and Clare, thanks!) Boots has hundreds of glowing reviews across their product lines. Older women and women with dry skin say it’s wonderful, that you can see a difference in fine lines and wrinkles and that it’s very hydrating without being greasy. Some reviewers on their Protect & Perfect Intense line say it’s too perfumey if that’s an issue for you.
An affordable microneedling kit for dermatological treatments at home
Speaking of gadgets, I treated myself to this microneedling kit by Dermaroll, currently under $27, and it’s coming today. I’m going to wait until Sunday to use it as I’m worried about my skin being red afterwards. Reviewers praise the hypoallergenic packaging and say that this helps shrink pores and reduce fine lines. Some women say they put on a serum afterwards to protect and treat their skin. Positive comments include “My complexion looked bright and glowing” and “my skin is more even, hydrated, and healthy looking.” Others say that they broke out in tiny dots after using it, so I’m going to test a small section of my face first and not press too hard.
A foaming facial wash with thousands of positive reviews
The CeraVe products were recommended by Liz version 700 on our first Amazon post. She writes “I have a skin disorder (mild) that makes it essential that I use really good skin products. My dermatologist recommended Cereve face wash, body wash, and lotions. I use their entire line now. Their spf face cream is awesome and I love their face and body washes.” This is such a bargain at just $12 for 16 ounces! It also comes in a hydrating version for dry skin.
K-Beauty collagen sheet masks for you and your friends
At $3-$4 a piece at the drug store, sheet masks can be expensive. Honestly I get sheet masks at Dollar Tree regularly. They have an off brand retinol mask that comes two to a pack and it’s so hydrating. These sheet masks are even cheaper than that! People say they’re surprisingly hydrating, that they don’t drip and that the scent is “amazing, light and refreshing.” They also say you can “feel it working” and that your skin is “glowy” afterwards. Also I’ve heard that if you keep them in the freezer they’re even better. (I follow a costume designer on Instagram who has a freaking mini fridge in her bathroom for her skincare products! Goals.) You can use some for yourself and keep them around as gifts. Throw them in a little gift bag with a few Lindt chocolates and a couple of mini candy canes and your friends will think you’re so thoughtful.
A brightening scrub that’s all natural and effective
I ordered this Acure Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub and it’s coming with the microneedling device today. (I had a credit from ordering a sample box through Amazon and that’s how I found this.) At less than $9 it’s very affordable. Reviewers say it cleared up their acne, that it lasts a long time and that it’s not as damaging to the skin as apricot scrubs. Some mention that the formula has changed and that they are not pleased with the new version, but the top reviewer claims it still works with an added “soothing/cleansing quality.”
A gentle cleanser that removes eye makeup too
This La Roche cleanser comes in two versions, this hydrating gentle cleanser for normal to dry skin and a foaming cleanser for oily skin. People say the hydrating formula is similar to Cetaphil and Cerave except it removes makeup better. This is fragrance free and sulfate free. While the majority of reviewers claim it’s great for sensitive skin there are some complaints that it can be drying around the eyes. One woman writes that her dermatologist recommended it along with the La Roche Posay Toleriane Double Moisturizer, that her “skin has never looked better” and that it cleared up her acne.
As an update on last week’s post, I’ve received the monitor riser for my desk and am very pleased with that purchase. It looks so professional, especially compared to the shoebox that was there before. The succulent plants came healthy and I’ve repotted them in little pots to give as gifts.
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