Summer Time Sunscreen Time

This you will need in the Summer believe me. If you love your skin and want it to be pretty in the future without wrinkles and dark spots then SUNSCREEN is the most important thing in your life specially summer time. Someone gave me this tip that to never leave the house without sunscreen and to be honest I laughed and said but I want to be tan and not a ghost in the summer. She said one thing girls forget about their skin is blocking the sun rays that damages your skin and forms the lines and wrinkles on your skin. I never knew how important sunscreen is until my co-worker told me. So this year even in winter I never left the house until I had sunscreen on, it became part of my daily routine.

I picked out the Neutrogena Sunscreen because I heard a lot of good things about it, its soft, and doesn’t have a smell and its sheer. Let me share with you the description of it. It was so hard to find the sunscreen I have but its pretty much the same as all of them except the SPF is 60

Lightweight Clean Feel
Feels Clean and Weightless
Fast absorbing, leaves skin soft and smooth
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
Help screen out skin cancer – American Cancer Society
 #1 Dermatologist Recommended Suncare
Neutrogena Ultra Sheet® Sunscreen is a breakthrough in sun protection. It protects with advanced broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection – and combines it with Dry Touch technology to provide an ultra-light, non-shiny finish. This lightweight sunscreen absorbs quickly and has a light, fresh scent. The non-oily formula is enriched with anti-oxidant vitamins A, C, and E to help fight against environmental damage.

  • Water resistant, sweat resistant, resists rub-off
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Light, fresh scent
  • PABA-free

The American Cancer Society (the Society) and Neutrogena, working together to help prevent skin cancer, support the use of sunscreen.  The Society does not endorse any specific product.  Neutrogena pays a royalty to the Society for the use of its logo.

I wont do good and bad for this product because, the good of it is that it will protect you from the sun and it is very light on the skin, use a little not a lot so it wont look greasy. The bad thing for me is that it dried out my skin a bit so I use a moisturizer right after it and everything is normal.
Overall comments, I like this product out of all the rest because it does its job, and I feel like i have nothing on its very light weight. I do notice if I apply lots on then I notice my forehead being oily and around my lips patches of dryness. I use a pie size for all of my face and that does the trick.
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St. Ives Skin Care

From Right to left

Fresh Skin Exfoliating Apricot Scrub

Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser

Smooth & Nourished Oatmeal Scrub + Mask

I will explain each one and how what I think of it, I will be as quick as possible.
1) Fresh Skin Exfoliating Apricot Scrub
I will paste what the bottle says, you can also find this on their website
Product Benefits
– 100% Naturally Derived Exfoliants
– No Sulfate Cleansers
– Paraben Free
– Oil Free
– Dermatologist Tested
– Hypoallergenic
 
Application
Moisten face with water. Dispense product onto fingertips and massage over face. Rinse with water. Avoid direct contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water.
Verdict: I’ve tried lots of skin care products, but this does me justice. Great product. Can’t go wrong with the quality and price. I love this scrub, it is too hard but it’s not harsh on my face when I rub too hard its just so soothing its weird I can’t explain it. I didn’t know I was supposed to use this 4 times a week so I started doing that every morning and if I forgot in the morning I would use it in the shower later in the day. I’m so in love with my skin after I use it, it makes it look soft, clean, bright, and pretty. Definitely recommend this to anyone.
2)  Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser
This green tea infused formula gently fights blemishes and allows skin to heal.
 
Product Benefits
– 100% Naturally Sourced Extracts
– Paraben Free
– Oil Free
– Contains Salicylic Acid
– Dermatologist Tested
– Hypoallergenic
 
Application
Wet face. Apply a generous amount of product over face and neck with fingertips. Rinse with water. Use daily for best results.
Verdict: I love St. Ives scrubs and cleansers but this one makes me so sad 😦 I hate it so much, it made me dry very dry on my cheeks and also made them so red I thought my skin fell off my face, it burned like no before, I’m gonna blame it on the Salicylic Acid that’s in it because I love this company so much. I decided to give it to my cousin who is 14 and she at the age where she’s breaking out and she felt the same but she didn’t wanna give it up lol.
3) Smooth & Nourished Oatmeal Scrub + Mask

This dual purpose formula combines oatmeal extract with 100% naturally derived exfoliants. Use as a mask for dry skin to nourish with moisture or as a scrub to smooth away dullness. Skin is left looking and feeling soft and healthy. 

Product  Benefits
– Paraben Free
– Oil Free
– Hypoallergenic 
– Dermatologist Tested
– Non-comedogenic
 
Key Ingredients
100% Naturally Derived Exfoliants, Hydrated Silica & Walnut Shell Powder
Verdict: Alright, so this scrub is very gentle, and you can use it everyday my only problem with this is that its very soapy like when you wash it off you have to rinse like 10 times maybe 20 to get the whole thing off your face, So my recommendation would be to us it in the shower that’s what I do because I’m under a lot of water and I don’t care if I get water in my hair lol. I read the ingredients of this product also and I`m not a scientist but I cant pronounce half of them which means it’s filled with chemicals which makes me not happy 😦 would I purchase it again… probably not because of the ingredients.
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UPDATE: I want to be honest with all of my readers and I don’t want to recommend any product that is not good for your skin care no matter what. Also, I am not changing my review since at the times of using it, it was OK but now things make sense when my face gets sensitive, and red and sometimes I get breakouts. Please read this blog for more details about the products and the ingredients in these products, and do some research on your own if you are not convinced. 

LUSH LUSH LUSH!

HELLO EVERYONE!
Today I will be talking about my favorite subject and that is LUSH! I will take my time and explain the cleansers today and I will explain the other products I have from lush later in other posts. I’m so Excited to tell everyone about these amazing products. I didn’t take pictures of the Ultrablend because I ran out of it, but I will show you a picture from their website and explain the product to you.
1. Angels on Bare Skin
The Description of this cleanser is
For heavenly soft and perfectly balanced skin, take a bit of Angels on Bare Skin, mix with a little water and massage all over your face and body. The kaolin clay base deep-cleanses while finely ground almonds and lavender flowers gently exfoliate away dry skin. We add lavender oil to soothe and balance, and rose absolute to calm redness. If it’s smooth, radiant skin you’re after, this is the cleanser for you!
How To Use:

Dampen your skin with warm water. Break off a piece of your cleanser, and mix with a little warm water to create a paste. Massage onto your face and body, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Follow up with your favorite LUSH moisturizer, and enjoy your soft, smooth skin!

The Good:
  • Gentle
  • Small amount goes a long way
  • Leaves clean feel
  • Balances skin
  • Improves skin texture
  • Moisturizing
  • Combination skin
  • All skin types
  • Smells good

The Bad:

    • Messy
    • Doesn’t remove makeup
    • Leaves the sink dirty (must clean after)
  • Its good for 3 months

Verdict: I LOVE THIS CLEANSER! because of this product I sometimes go to work with no makeup on that’s how clear and nice my skin feels. It just balances all of my oils, dry areas, and uneven tones. I tried the sample of it and fell in LOVE, and then I bought the 100g just to see how it works and it finished in a month because I used it ever day day and night. Then went back and got the one that will be good for at least 3 months so I don’t have to go all the time to buy it. If you really have a bad skin and want to fix it, this product will not fail you. Its so gentle that you can use it in the morning and at night.

 2. Ultrabland

Non-irritating beeswax cleanser – Description

A hugely popular cult product, Ultrabland is a thick, rich emulsion of essential oils, honey and beeswax to take off any make up or residue that has built up on your face throughout the day. Unlike most make up removers, Ultrabland leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished, thanks to soothing rosewater and iris flower extract. Suitable for all skin types, Ultrabland is a classic LUSH cleanser coveted by staff and customers alike for it’s effectiveness. Not so bland after all, is it?
How to Use:

Take a quarter-sized amount and apply to the entire face, including the eye area, with gentle, upward, circular motions. Remove with a warm, damp face cloth or cotton pad. Follow with a balancing facial toner such as Eau Roma Water.

The Good:
    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
  • Doesn’t Dry Out Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Smells Great
  • Evens Skin Tone
  • All Skin Types
The Bad:
  • Doesn’t Remove Heavy Makeup
  • Messy
  • Greesy when you apply it (goes away after you wipe it off)
Verdict: I love this Product, at first I bought this to remove my makeup, and it worked well, It took me a while to get used to it. Its sticky, and you cant wash your face with it on. This is what I did and it worked great I tried removing ultrabland with a VERY hot cloth! It worked wonders trust me. I love the way I feel when I wash my face with this it just feels soft and smooth and clean and I can go on about how amazing this thing does. Also you need a very tiny amount and you will be fine.