Some GoodiesSaturday, July 21, 2012
It was 20x the points at Shoppers Drugmart the other day, so naturally I had to partake. Here's a little peek at the goodies I picked up.
I am loving (most) everything I picked up. The mini Bioderma cleansers are perfect for traveling! Sometimes you can get them as a bonus gift with a purchase of the bigger bottles, but I wasn't as fortunate so I had to purchase them separately.
I repurchased my current favourite sunscreen from La Roche Posay. Now, it doesn't specify that it's meant for the face, but I only use it on my face. I go for a drugstore brand on my body.
I finally picked up a Bourjois blush. The one I really wanted, #54 Rose D'Or, was sold out, so I picked #95 Rose de Jaspe instead. I like it so far, the colour is beautiful and the application is great. There isn't a lot of product in these little pots though. A little over two grams for $19! Unsettling when you consider how much they cost in the UK.
The Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals All-Over-Face-Color in Rose Radiance is one of my favourite products. I mainly use it on my cheeks, never really all over the face because of the pinkish hue. Nonetheless, it it leaves your skin looking lovely and glowing. I decided to pick up another All-Over-Face-Color, this time in Pure Radiance. It's a golden tan-ish colour with shimmer and it does not disappoint. Makes your skin look glowy and healthy (read: purely radiant).
I've been looking for a new skincare product and decided to try the Bioderma Sébium AKN. On the tube it says: Restores the skin's natural clear aspect. After a huge breakout from a new shampoo I used, nothing could sound better! I've been using it twice a day (morning and evening) for a few days now and I have been noticing a difference in my skin. I can't quite pinpoint what, but whatever it is, I'm liking it!
Now, it's not a moisturizer. It's kind of a hybrid between a lotion and a serum. It leaves your skin with a matte finish, perfect for under makeup. Beware, this is not for dry skin! It's moisturizing but not nearly enough to keep dry skin hydrated throughout the day. One thing that irks me is the size/price. It is $27 for 30ml. I'll probably go through this within two months, tops.
The Vichy NormaDerm Active Anti-Imperfection Concentrate was my only quasi-regret. It contains salicylic acid and it is supposed to visibly reduce any breakouts. Not the case for me. It didn't make the breakouts worse, but it didn't help the situation either. One thing I did like about this treatment is that it reduced the redness of my blemishes. It has a greenish tint to the cream, which helped with the inflammation.
Ok, that's it. Enough rambling for now.
I hope you are having a beautiful day! x