Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Body Treatment Cream! My First Impression!
I have a new cream for my neck and chest skin…
It’s the Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Body Treatment Cream!
This is my second purchase of a Gold Bond skin care product. If you missed out on my first, go to this link right here: Gold Bond Ultimate Crepe Corrector Age Defense
This product is a lot smaller. It’s only 2 oz (56 g). It made me curious what’s so good about this cream vs the other cream (Crepe Corrector Age Defense). So! Let’s learn more about it…
This cream is clinically tested and proven to increase elasticity, improve texture, visibly firm, boost hydration, and repair dry, depleted skin. It contains advanced hydration blend to draw in moisture to improve texture. Salicylic Acid (BHA) to exfoliate to help reveal a younger-looking complexion. Stress Response Proteins to boost skin’s moisture retention to improve smoothness. It’s fragrance-free and dermatologist-tested.
The more I read about this cream, the more excited I am for it, haha! It just seems so promising! I’M SO EXCITED!! 😅😃
This is what the cream looks like.
This cream feels very similar to the Crepe Corrector Age Defense. It’s soft, thick, and creamy. It feels very rich and moisturizing. And yes! It felt soothing and moisturizing when I applied it to my neck and chest skin. With this cream, I noticed that it absorbed into the skin much better compared to the Crepe Corrector Age Defense. It just vanishes into the skin nicely, but it does leave a little bit of a sticky feeling behind. Just a little bit. I wasn’t too bothered by the stickiness of the cream at first, but we’ll see as I continue to use the product. On the box it says…
82% saw softer, smoother skin immediately
85% saw improvement in skin texture within 1 day
97% had visibly firmer, more taut skin in 2 weeks
88% had improvement in skin elasticity in 6 weeks
My Results After 1 Day…
Well, my skin did feel softer and smoother immediately. It is a moisturizing lotion. I’m not too surprised about that. My other moisturizers that are soft, thicker in texture, creamy leave my skin feeling softer and smoother immediately too. No biggie. Within 1 day of using this cream, I did notice an improvement in skin texture, but it could be from my other skin care products. I’m using other skin care products in conjunction with this neck and chest cream. But, good news, I like the way it moisturizes my skin and leaves my skin feeling hydrated! I can’t wait to see what my skin is going to look like within 2 weeks and 6 weeks!!
What’s in this product? Here are the ingredients!
water, hydroxyethyl urea, glycerin, dimethicone, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, steareth-21, jojoba esters, petrolatum, selaginella lepidophylla extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, salicylic acid, stearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, isohexadecane, ubiquinone, whey protein, jojoba oil/macadamia seed oil esters, phytosteryl macadamiate, bisabolol, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) fruit extract, phytosterols, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium lactate, methyl gluceth-20, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, sodium PCA, cetyl alcohol, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, squalene, cetearyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, lens esculenta (lentil) fruit extract, methylparaben, ethylhexylglycerin, propylene glycol, tocopherol, EDTA, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, potassium hydroxide, polysorbate 60
This cream contains hydroxyethyl urea, which I mentioned about in my post about the Crepe Corrector Age Defense. It also contains petrolatum, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, salicylic acid, ubiquinone, whey protein, panthenol, vitamin e, vitamin c, and sodium pca, and many more ingredients. Just comparing the ingredients between the Crepe Corrector Age Defense and the neck and chest cream, the ingredients in the neck and chest cream are very similar to the Crepe Corrector Age Defense, except that the neck and chest cream contains salicylic acid and a few other ingredients that are different. Not by much. And it looks like the beneficial ingredients are way up higher on the ingredient list too in the neck and chest cream. That may be why the neck and chest cream comes in a smaller bottle (2 oz. vs 8 oz.). They’re priced very similarly. Around 10 bucks. As I mentioned earlier, the neck and chest cream absorbs into the skin much quicker making it feel more lightweight on the skin.
So far, it’s not a bad product. But it sure does feel like any other moisturizing product I have. I’m not too impressed yet, but I’m anxious to see what the results will be after using it for 2 or 6 weeks. I really hope to see visibly firmer and more taut skin (2 weeks) and an improvement in skin elasticity (6 weeks). If it lives up to its claims, I’m going to be thrilled! Well! We’ll see what happens soon. That’s all for now! I’ll make an update when it reaches 2 or 6 weeks. See everyone there! 😃
For more reviews on Gold Bond skin care products click here!!
After 2 Weeks of Using RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads!! My Results!!
I’ve used RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads for 2 weeks! I’m SO excited to share my experience and results with everyone! Let’s go! 🙌🏻
So I picked up a container of RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads. I love RoC products and so I thought I would give the RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads a try. I’ve gotten pretty good results from other products I use from this brand too. I was hoping these line smoothing cleansing pads would deliver results as well. Hopefully it’ll help to eliminate or at least diminish some fine lines and wrinkles. Also, sometimes I would get dry, flaky skin coming off of my face and nothing seems to remove them all. Just some are removed. I’m left with dead skin still hanging from my face. So I do have other exfoliating skin care products like Neutrogena Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish, Benton PHA Peeling Gel, and some Skinfood facial scrubs that’s been sitting around for ages, lol. I’m really trying to use them up, but I just don’t have the interest to use them anymore. I’ll try to, haha! These are exfoliating products, but they don’t seem to remove all of the dead skin that’s on my face. They’ll remove some dry patches of dead skin here and there, but I want them all gone. I need a smooth blank canvas for my nighttime routine, so I can get an even layer of application on a freshly cleansed face. It gets pretty frustrating noticing that there’s still dead skin on my face after exfoliating too. I mean, shouldn’t they be all gone?
In other news, I’ll make an update on some of the exfoliating products mentioned.
More About RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads…
RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads are clinically shown to help diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. Helps to improve the appearance in just one week. They are self-foaming pads that are gentle enough to remove makeup and other impurities. Even around the delicate eye area while exfoliating to smooth skin for a younger-looking complexion. It’s gentle enough for daily use. For best results, use daily to reveal cleaner, smoother, younger-looking skin.
They are hypoallergenic, soap-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist-tested.
Here’s the timeline on what kind of results to expect. Here it is! PROVEN RESULTS!
|Fine lines are visibly reduced. Tone and texture improved.|
|Signs of photo-aging diminished. Uneven skin tone and dark spots diminished.|
|Wrinkles and pores are visibly diminished.|
There’s that! 😅 Now let’s see what the product looks like! ^.^
Upon opening the jar, you’ll see that the container comes sealed air tight. Love it!
When the seal is open, we have pre-soaked cotton pads. There’s a total of 28 pre-soaked cotton pads in this container. They are 3″ (7.63 cm) in diameter (stated on the container).
Here’s a single cotton bad. This is the textured side of the pad. It has tiny little exfoliating bumps on it to help remove dead skin cells. To make the skin feel softer and smoother.
Here’s the softer side of the pad. No texture. No bumps. This side of the pad is meant to be used to cleanse the face and the delicate eye area. It’s gentle and doesn’t feel rough at all.
Here are the ingredients in this product.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-16 Soy Sterol, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Polysorbate 20, Coconut Acid, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-14M, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Fragrance/Parfum, BHT.
FYI, there is NO retinol in this product.
My Experience & Results with RoC Line Smoothing Daily Cleansing Pads
These are called daily cleansing pads, but I didn’t use them on a daily basis. I didn’t feel like I had to. I only used them to remove dead skin from my face when I needed to. My skin peels or gets flaky about 2-3 times a week, so I only used the cleansing pads that amount of times. I’m not sure if that’s going to affect my results. I was hoping to diminish some fine lines and wrinkles but also remove some acne marks. So! Hopefully using it 2-3 times a week is more than enough. Each container only contains 28 cleansing pads. I just didn’t see the purpose of using cleansing pads every single day either. It’s seems pretty wasteful and expensive. I didn’t want to pay 10 bucks a month to cleanse my face when I already have a facial cleanser that lasts much longer than a month. But it’s really up to you what you want to do. I didn’t think it was necessary to use it daily.
The instructions says to gently massage the pad on wet skin. Check. That’s what I did. The cleansing pad would foam up nicely. It’s really simple and easy to move the cleansing pad over the facial skin. The cleansing pad smoothly transitions from one section of the face to the next effortlessly without tugging the skin. The instructions goes on to say to use the smooth side of the pad first for gentle cleansing all over the face, especially the delicate eye area. Use the textured side to remove oil, dirt, and other skin-dulling impurities. That’s also what I did. So the gentle side of the pad (non-textured, smooth side) is great for cleansing the face and eye area. All I do is move the pad over my face and eye area gently. It actually helped to remove some dead skin without pulling at the skin. Nice! That’s exactly what I wanted. The textured side is great too. It really does help to remove flaky skin and just overall dead skin that has a difficult time coming off. You can use these cleansing pads day and night, but I think that’s rather too much and way over my budget. If used day and night, the whole container would last 2 weeks. No thanks, I’ll stick to 2-3 times a week and only at night when my skin gets flaky.
So it looks like my results with these cleansing pads have been awesome. Each time I use them, my skin just looks so much softer, smoother, and pretty after cleansing my skin with them. Since I’ve been using these cleansing pads only a few times a week for 2 weeks, would this be considered 2 weeks? Hmmm! I have noticed a reduction in fine lines (kind of). What I noticed the most was an improvement in my skin texture. The texture of my skin just looks and feels smoother. It must be from removing all of that dead skin! So, after 2 weeks of using this product, I’m really glad I gave it a chance. I really like it. It works so much better compared to the other exfoliants that I have (mentioned earlier). If you have forgotten, here they are again — Neutrogena Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish, Benton PHA Peeling Gel, and Skinfood facial scrubs. To wrap it up, I’m falling in love with RoC Line Smoothing Cleansing Pads!! They’re awesome at removing flaky, peeling skin. Let’s see what it can do in the next few weeks or so. A new updated review coming up soon!
I’m looking forward to the 4 week mark — Signs of photo-aging diminished. Uneven skin tone and dark spots diminished! If it happens…
Review: St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon
I haven’t purchased a St Ives beauty product in ages. I think it’s been over 10 years. I didn’t know they made lip scrubs. I saw them one day, and thought I would try them out. My lips have been well conditioned for the past months just by adding a lip mask (more on this soon!) to my lip care routine. Still, I had dead skin to remove from my lips. This lip scrub seems like something my lips could use. The St Ives lip scrub I purchased is in Juicy Watermelon. I hope it smells as good as the name. So I’ve been using it for 4 months already. Here are my thoughts on St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon!
This lip scrub is made out of sugar crystals. The first ingredient in the product is sucrose. It also contains castor seed oil, coconut oil, sunflower seed wax, shea butter, and a bunch of other stuff like fragrance, paraffin, coloring, and so on. It’s not so natural but whatever. I already have it. So the lip scrub does smell really good. It’s called Juicy Watermelon, and it smells like it. It smells like candy to me. Mmm! I like it even though it’s just the fragrance, lol. I’m not bothered by it. The reason why I look forward to scrubbing my lips with this lip scrub. No, I’m just kidding, it’s only part of it. The exfoliation is what I really like about it. The skin on the lips are a bit different compared to the facial skin. I’m not worried about using something a little more rough on my lips. I have a lot of dead skin on my lips. I tend to accumulate dead skin on my lips very often (yeah, gross), so I use this lip scrub 2-3 times a week or when I need it. It has a granular, sugary texture to it, but it hasn’t torn my lips apart. The thick texture of the scrub makes it more gentle on the skin than it appears. And it does a darn good job at removing dead skin cells from the lips. My lips feel soft and smooth after each use. I enjoy using it very much. I wish there was more slip to the lip scrub to make it easier to move the scrub across the lips, but it’s not that big of a deal. Sometimes I add a few drops of oil to make the scrub more slippery to use. Overall, this lip scrub works, and it’s very affordable. It’s been 4 months, and I haven’t finished one jar yet. I actually purchased a couple jars without knowing if it’ll work for me out not. Surprisingly, it worked. I like it.
This is what St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon looks like.
Pros & Cons
- Removes dead skin from lips
- Smells good
- Needs more slip to the scrub
St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon wasn’t that bad. It does what it’s supposed to do. And that is, remove dead skin from the lips. It doesn’t take that long to remove dead skin from my lips using this scrub. I’ve spent more money on lip scrubs and ended up with mediocre results or the same as St Ives. For me, most lip scrubs are pretty much the same. Well, the ones I have encountered so far. I’m not too picky with lip scrubs. If it doesn’t stink, isn’t slimy, have decent texture, and doesn’t break out the skin around my lips, it’s good. This one turned out good. I haven’t used a St Ives skin care product in years too. That St Ives Apricot Scrub, lmao! This one’s good to go! It works on my lips! Cheers!
Skinfood Face Mask Wash Off: Rice Mask vs Strawberry Mask vs Black Sugar Mask
Here’s my review on Skinfood face masks! I have the Rice Mask, Strawberry Mask, and the Black Sugar Mask. I purchased these face masks because I wanted a physical exfoliant in my routine. I have those pesky, annoying dead skin clinging to my face sometimes that I need to get rid off. So I haven’t found a facial scrub that I like yet. These seem to fall in line with what I’ve been searching for. Each individual mask has its own benefits and purposes. Check them out right here:
Black Sugar Mask
The benefits look amazing. Skinfood face masks have a ton of good reviews on them. Also, they’re not too expensive either. They’re all under $10 each (depending where it is purchased). I’ve used Skinfood products in the past before too. From what I remember, they’re not too bad. I used to be an avid user of their bb creams. This brand brings back some good ol memories. But I think the bb cream I used often has been discontinued. So here are my thoughts on Skinfood face masks! I hope this is helpful and enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a comment. 😊
Skinfood Rice Mask
⭐ Key Ingredients: Rice Bran Water, Vitamin E
The rice mask contains white particles that are a little gritty. The base of the product is lightweight and creamy, which makes the product feel less harsh on the skin. I love the creaminess of this product. It feels soft and fluffy in texture. When applied to the skin, it feels like I’m applying tapioca pudding onto my face. The product feels cooling and soothing. It calms the skin down. Even though it has some grit, it doesn’t exfoliate the skin well. I tried adding a little bit more pressure (not too much) to remove dead skin cells hanging from my face. It still didn’t work. It’s not a good exfoliating product. The rice mask is too gentle for that purpose.
After massaging the product into the skin, I left it on for 15 minutes. Instructions advises to leave it on for 10-15 minutes. After rinsing the product off, it left my skin feeling moisturized but that’s about it. My skin felt softer due to the moisturizing properties. I didn’t notice brighter-looking skin after using it. There was no change in my complexion or acne marks. For my oily skin, I’ll have to pass on this product. It’s too rich for my liking. This rice mask would work better on someone with dry or normal skin. This product does contain fragrance, which didn’t bother me too much. If you’re sensitive to fragrance, this may not work for you. It has a sweet and soapy smell. I can’t pinpoint exactly what it smells like, but it’s not my fragrance of choice.
Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask
⭐ Key Ingredients: Organic Black Sugar, Strawberry Seeds, Strawberry Seed Oil
The first thing I noticed when I opened the strawberry mask was the smell. It smells really good. Smells like strawberries! The face mask looks like strawberry jam. 🍓 The mask is made up of small particles that are gritty (black sugar) and strawberry seeds to remove dead skin cells. This face mask, in fact, does a very good job at exfoliating the skin. It helps to remove dead skin and flakes from the skin. My skin is left feeling softer, smoother, and cleaner afterwards.
With this product, I leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Instructions advises leaving the product on for 10-15 minutes. Since the face mask has a waxy consistency to it, I didn’t enjoy leaving it on my skin for too long. It just feels too waxy and feels like it’s going to clog my pores. Also, it makes the skin look super shiny and oily before rinsing it off, lol. I have oily skin, so I didn’t want to aggravate my skin. 5 minutes is more than enough. Sometimes 10 if I’m feeling a little bit risky, haha!
Fortunately, leaving it on my skin hasn’t caused clogged pores or irritated my skin yet, but I make sure to remove every trace of the product off of my skin to prevent breakouts. As for results, this face mask didn’t moisturize my skin. It didn’t leave my skin looking brighter either, but it makes a very good facial scrub. I think it’s too abrasive though to be a part of my skin care routine. I prefer something less harsh and more gentle on the skin.
Skinfood Black Sugar Mask
⭐ Key Ingredients: Black Sugar, Macadamia Seed Oil, Shea Butter
Last but not least, we have the Black Sugar Mask! It’s the most popular out of the bunch! I’ve always wanted to try this face mask. I thought I would give it a go since there’s so many good reviews on it. I wanted to see what the fuss is about! It’s about time! Here are my thoughts on it. 🙂 My first thought when opening the product is that it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing face mask compared to the rice mask and strawberry mask. This one kind of looks like 💩. Maybe chocolate? lol.
The face mask isn’t runny. It’s a soft, thick paste, which made it less messy to use. When I applied this product to my skin, I dampened my skin thoroughly, so it can glide on my facial skin much better and more freely. The mask has large crystals (black sugar) compared to the other face masks from Skinfood (rice and strawberry). They are a tad too big and rough on the skin. I can feel the granules rolling on my face even when I add water to it. Water does help to soften them up a bit, but it still feels abrasive. I made sure not to apply too much pressure and not to scrub my face too harshly.
After massaging the product into my skin, I left it on for 15 minutes (as the instructions advises to do). Once I rinsed the product off, my skin felt soft and smooth. My complexion looked brighter and glowy. It looked more even. The results were very nice. I really liked it. But still, I think this face mask is too abrasive for the delicate facial skin.
I really wanted to like Skinfood face mask products. They’re very affordable, and they come in cute packaging. For me, they didn’t live up to the positive reviews. They also didn’t deliver results. The rice mask was supposed to brighten the skin, but there was no brightening effect in my skin. The strawberry mask felt too waxy, greasy on the skin and was too harsh on my skin as a face scrub. The black sugar mask was even more harsh and abrasive on the facial skin even though it was the only one that brightened my skin while leaving my skin feeling softer and smoother. But harsh facial scrubs will only do more damage than good in the long run.
I still have these products, but I don’t use them on my face anymore. I use them as a body scrub instead of a face scrub. Seems to work better for that. Overall, I wouldn’t purchase any of them again. I gave the rice mask plenty of tries and still ended up with the same results. Yes, I had hope, lol. Would I recommend Skinfood face masks? No, I wouldn’t recommend the rice mask, strawberry mask, or the black sugar mask. Skinfood does have other varieties, but I’m not interested after this experience. Maybe some time in the near future I’ll give them a go.