This is where I share a few products that I have personally used and think are pretty fantastic.
I'm not a big fan of washing my hair too often as I don't think it's good for it. I use a cleansing conditioner every other time so when I do shampoo, I prefer one that will remove buildup without stripping my hair and this shampoo does just that. It is formulated with sixteen pure plant extracts, eleven essential and carrier oils and an active dose of 2.3% pure peppermint oil. I've been using it once a week and it's always an a luxuriously invigorating experience for both my hair and scalp. I love that how this shampoo effectively clarifies while leaving my thick and slightly wavy hair clean, soft, shiny and manageable. The peppermint smell has aroma therapy benefits as well and I feel energized after using it. A 7.4 fl. oz./220 ml bottle is $28.
I was so happy when Target started carrying some of the Laneige line because I can now easily access this product which I'd heard about for years. It contains natural Konjac beads and chestnut extract to exfoliate, sogurty, a specialized fermented yogurt to provide anti-inflammatory benefits and multiberry extracts that nourish the skin with antioxidants. If you've ever used any Asian peeling gels, this works this same way in that there are no actual granules in the product. You apply a thin layer after washing your face, massaging it in gently with circular movements. It will start beading up and then you rinse it off to reveal clean and polished skin. It's incredibly mild since it works on a cellular level which makes it suitable for dry and sensitive skin like mine. And I usually don't like scented products but I'm in love with the scent of this as it smells just like strawberry yogurt. I'm almost finished with my first tube and I've ordered a second one already. A 4 fl. oz./ 120 ml tube retails for $22.
The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask gets all the attention but having tried both, I actually like the Yogurt Repairing Mask much more. It's suggested that for best results to use it after the Yogurt Peeling gel and I often do pair the two together but sometimes when my skin is irritated I use this alone. This mask is also formulated with sogurty and mulitberry extracts and it has the same delicious strawberry yogurt scent and a creamy texture. I love it because it feels really cool and indulgent while it's on. The directions suggest leaving it on for 5 - 10 minutes but I usually leave it on for 20 - 30 minutes depending on how my skin is feeling. It really does repair because my face always feels really hydrated and soothed afterwards and it works well to calm redness and inflammation. If I happen to have any skin issues, this is the mask I reach for. I haven't even finished with my first jar and I've ordered my second one already. A 2.7 fl. oz. /80 ml jar is $25.