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Finding the PERFECT sunblock + Other Skin Care Products

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Shopping Skin Care Haul
Shopping Skin Care Haul

I have some skin care products to share. This is what I have.

Today, I’m going to review three items. They are the Differin Moisturizer, RejuveNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum, and Bamboo Charcoal Black Mask Peel-Off Blackhead Removal. I’ll review the Koelf Ruby Bulgarian Rose Hydrogel Eye Patch some other time.

Differin Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

I’ve been having trouble finding a good sunblock for my skin type. SPF is necessary to protect the skin. It’s been hard finding one that’s suitable for my skin type. That doesn’t break me out. I tried Differin again.

Differin Moisturizer SPF
Differin Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

What it claims to do…

This is what happened…

I’m highly disappointed in this sunblock again. I gave it so many chances because it says that it’s made for oily skin and won’t clog pores. Well, it’s time to move onto something else. I’m officially done with the Differin Moisturizer. Do not buy this if you have acne-prone skin. Do not buy this if your skin breaks out easily. It’s too oily.

RejuveNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum:

RejuvaNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum
RejuvaNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum

RejuvaNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum advertises itself to be a Vitamin C Serum with a lot of other benefits (Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide, MSM). I used it for 3 days, and I stopped. The reason why because I developed the worst whiteheads. I know it was this serum because once I introduced it into my skin routine, the breakouts started. I’m staying away from ‘Skin Clarifying’ skin care products from now on. It just makes it worse. 🙁 I don’t recommend this for anyone with acne. It’s more of a essentail oil serum. That’s exactly what it smells like. Not much of a Vitamin C serum. Bleh. No more.

Bamboo Charcoal Black Mask Peel-Off Blackhead Removal:

Bamboo Charcoal Black Mask Peel Off Blackhead Removal
Bamboo Charcoal Black Mask Peel Off Blackhead Removal

I’ve used the Charcoal Black Mask twice. Honestly, I wasn’t too impressed. It didn’t remove blackheads. I can see that it removed dead skin cells, but that’s from peeling the mask off of my face. I can do the same thing with an exfoliator. Blackheads can be removed by using an extractor tool. It’s only a few bucks for an extractor tool, and you have more control over what you can remove. I was hoping for something wonderous wth the Charcoal Black Mask. Meh. Try it for fun if you want. Don’t expect spectacular results. I didn’t think it was worth it. Invest in an extractor tool instead. Your bank account will be very appreciative of you.

Next up, a review on Koelf Ruby Bulgarian Rose Hydrogel Eye Patch! 🙂

Love, Jen

Sheet Mask: Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask

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Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask
Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Seed Extract Sheet Mask

I have sheet masks! This one is called Avarelle Herbal Infusion Rosehip Extract Sheet Mask. It came in a 12 pack.

Directions:

  1. Gently unfold mask and apply to clean skin
  2. Adjust around eyes, nose, and mouth then smooth to fit the curves of the face
  3. Relax for 10 minutes
  4. Remove mask and dispose

Ingredients:

Water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, propanediol, peg-75, hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-hexanediol, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, disodium edta, fragrance, rosehip seed oil, calendula (calendula officinalis) flower extract, sunflower (helianthus annuus) seed oil, caprrylic/capric triglyceride, hydrogenated lecithin, ceramide np, cholesterol

First Impression:

I’ve used 4 sheet masks already. Here are my thoughts. 🙂

This sheet mask is soaked in essence. That’s the first thing I noticed when I opened a packet. I had to use the excess on the rest of my neck, chest, and body. The sheet mask is white (the usual). I thought the sheet mask was a little bit small. The mouth area was small, lol. That didn’t bother me that much, but it was funny. The instructions says to unfold mask and apply to clean skin, adjust to fit to the curves of the face, relax for 10 minutes. That’s what I did. Once time was up, I removed the mask and tossed it out.

What are the results of using this sheet mask? My skin was left feeling moisturized. The essence didn’t absorb too quickly into the skin. I waited a few minutes for it to sink into my skin before I go about my skin care routine. It also felt lightweight and not sticky. I really liked that. Looking at the ingredients, it contains a couple of oils, which hasn’t broken me out. Yay! I will continue to use it. I will only use 1-3 sheet masks per week depending on my schedule. I think 2 is more than enough for my skin type. Too much moisture can be disasterous (clogged pores, breakouts, irritated skin). I’m looking forward to the results! Stay tuned for an update!

What’s your favorite sheet mask? Share in the comment section! 🙂

Love, Jen

© Jennifer Nguyen