Review: elf Marsh-Mellow Soothing Mask

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elf Marshmellow Soothing Mask
elf Marsh-Mellow Soothing Mask

Hello. 🙂 I’ve used elf Marsh-Mellow Soothing Mask four times already. Here’s my review/impression of the facial mask.

elf Marsh Mellow Soothing Mask
Opening the elf Marsh Mellow Soothing Mask jar

What is the purpose of this facial mask? On the box, it says that it’s a soothing clay mask that calms the skin with a nourishing layer of rich, opaque clay-gel hybrid formula. It’s also infused with coconut water, kaolin clay, and shea butter. I love shea butter. Awesome! It leaves the skin feeling supple, soft, and soothed. Does it?

elf Marsh Mellow Soothing Mask
Rich and creamy 🙂

Yes, it’s a clay mask that calms the skin.

Yes, the mask does feel rich and thick.

Yes, it removed excess oils.

Yes, it did leave my skin feeling moisturized.

Yes, it soothed the skin.

So the mask is inbetween a clay mask and a moisturizing mask. It sucks the oils out of the pores, but it doesn’t leave the skin feeling extremely dry. It didn’t irritate my skin or break my skin out. That sounds perfect! Well, there is one thing about this face mask that bothered me, which is the fragrance/perfume. It annoyed me quite a bit. I wish the face mask was fragrance-free. If you’re sensitive to fragrance, don’t buy this. I don’t think I would buy it again after I finish the whole jar. It was nice to try it out, but I won’t be incorporating it in my skin care routine long term.

Love, Jen

Acure Brightening Glowing Serum. Does it Work?

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Acure Brightening Glowing Serum
Acure Brightening Glowing Serum!!

Hi! I’ve been using Acure Brightening Glowing Serum for about 6 months. I stumbled upon this serum when I was searching for a natural, moisturizng, and brightening skin care product for my facial skin. I’ve also used other Acure beauty products before, so I thought I would give this one a try too.

About Acure Brightening Glowing Serum


Another View of Acure Brightening Glowing Serum

The purpose of Acure Brightening Glowing Serum is to restore moisture with Argan Oil, soothe with borage oil, add antioxidant protection with cranberry and pumpkin.


Acure Brightening Glowing Serum Ingredients
Ingredients of Acure Brightening Glowing Serum

The ingredients on the bottle only says with argan oil, pumpkin, & cranberry. Those are the main ingredients they are advertising. On the package, it states that it contains safflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, borage seed oil, argan oil, sweet orange peel oil, cranberry seed oil, lavender oil, olive fruit oil, and rosemary oil (in that order, as shown in the photo).

Does the serum work?

Since I’ve been using it for 6 months, I can give a thourough review on Acure Brightening Glowing Serum. 😊 Acure Brightening Glowing Serum calls itself a serum, but it really isn’t one. It’s more of an oil. Just look at the ingredients! It’s full of oils, and it feels like it! It’s not too greasy. It’s lightweight and absorbs into the skin good enough. It does leave the skin looking a tad shiny, but I wasn’t bothered by it.

The serum is natural. It’s organic. It’s vegan. And YES! It makes the skin appear brighter! It makes the skin look glowy. So, it works to even out the complexion. It also made my skin feel extra soft and smooth. It’s moisturizing. For months, I couldn’t believe I had found THE ONE! I continued to use it consistently twice a day, everyday.

Just a reminder, I do have acne-prone skin that gets shiny. Unfortunately, I couldn’t use it anymore when I noticed that the offender to my clogged pores was because of the serum. It didn’t give me cystic acne, but made me develop tiny hard sebum inside of my pores. I had to give it up ASAP. Even though I loved the results, I couldn’t bare developing acne again.

So what happened when I stopped using the serum? I stopped developing clogged pores (yay!). My skin became dull and dry. 😢 Really, this serum works and does what it’s supposed to do. If you have dry, normal skin that doesn’t breakout, this is a good skin care product to go to. I would use it if I didn’t have acne-prone skin. When I was using this serum, I didn’t have to use any other skin care products. It took care of all of my skin care needs (eye cream, spots on the face, hydration, all-in-one!). Also, it was really good at moisturizing my eyelashes too! My lashes looked longer!!

Since this product didn’t work for me, I’ll have to search for something (which I already have when I stopped using it). Stay tuned for my update on what skin care products I’m using now. 😊

Love, Jen

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