Recent Loves

Innisfree Mineral Glow Fixer, Mira Skin Hyaluronic Skin Serum, Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light

In this edition of recent loves, I wanted to share a few products that have kept my winter skin at bay lately. My skin usually doesn't react well to the cold which has a way of exacerbating dryness and sensitivity. So I made a few changes to my routine and added these skin treats to actively counter the effects of the weather. It's worked out pretty well. Here are some more tips on how to winter proof your skincare routine.

Innisfree Mineral Glow Fixer Review

I suspect this may be due to the influence of all the Korean dramas I watch but I'm really big on that dewy skin look. I have a number of facial sprays that I employ at various times of the day but I got the Innisfree Mineral Glow Fixer specifically as a setting spray to use on top of my not very elaborate makeup routine. This spray combines a premium herbal/mineral blend with a superfine powder mist that is supposed to fix your makeup in place while also providing a dose of moisture and nourishment. For me, this does keep my makeup intact for hours and also gives my face a natural and radiant glow and it has a lovely light green scent. Innisfree is a Korean brand out of the island of Jeju in South Korea that is known for their pure and natural beauty products. I purchased this product through Memebox for $16 and I think this was money well spent. It can also be purchased on Amazon.

Mira Skin Hyaluronic Skin Serum Review

Mira Skin Hyaluronic Skin Serum*

I've been using this Mira Skin Hyaluronic Skin Serum as a moisture booster in between my targeted serum and moisturizer and have had zero incidents with the flaking and dry patches that sometimes plague my forehead and nose during the colder months. Hyaluronic acid is highly touted as an extremely effective and lightweight moisturizer. This serum contains hyaluron in it's purest form enriched with eight valuable nutrients (Collagen, Microcrystalline Silver, MSM, Vitamin E, Omega3, Vitamin A, CoQ10, Frankincense and AHA's). This is an impressive moisturizer and skin smoother and I really like the way it sinks in and plumps my skin. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the price which is $149 but it's truly saving my skin right now.

Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light, Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light Review

Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light Primer Serum Mixing Base*

I haven't regularly used primers just because they tend not to agree with my skin. Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light was a pleasant surprise and played nice from the very first time I used it. This versatile oil and paraben free product is described as a fluid filter that helps skin achieve the perfecting and smoothing radiance emanated at sunset. It can be used to prime the complexion to provide makeup longevity with serum-like effects that instantly diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines while hydrating, plumping and brightening the skin. It can also be mixed with foundation to create the ideal glide and pigment spread. I've tried it both ways and I generally prefer to use this a primer. It feels virtually weightless and gives off the loveliest soft focus effect. And it doesn't ball up or dry out my skin when I apply my cushion compact which is what usually happens with most other primers. My skin always looks better when I use it and on good days it even gives me that coveted lit from within look. My search for the perfect primer is finally over. Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light retails for $59 and can be found on the brand's website and Amazon.

How have you changed your skincare routine for the cold weather? What products are you loving lately?

*Press sample


My Garden Diaries said...

Oh this sounds lovely friend!!! I could use some of this in my daily routine! Happy night my friend! Nicole xoxo

Ivana Split said...

This Veil cosmetics light primer serum sounds interesting...I like how it can be used in more than one ways. Mira skin serum sounds like the perfect product for these cold days....and that first product, the fixter, got me thinking why I never tried out something like that.

Lilli said...

Mira-Skin serum seems very good and impressive, is the first thing I would steal from ur skincare routine Rowena!:P I changed mine as well with the winter, Im using more coconut oil and a bio serum with rosa mosqueta :) xo

Jackie Harrison said...

I will love to try the primer these products all sound amazing and great for the skin thanks for the introduction.

Anonymous said...

Dang, too bad the Mira serum is so expensive because it really sounds like something my skin would love.

Paola Lauretano said...

Yes to Mira serum, I would like to try it!
Kisses, Paola.


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Kelsey&Kenecha said...

The glow fixer sounds pretty amazing! Great picks :)


Lenya said...

All three products sounds like something I want to try out. I changed my skincare due to winter weather. My skin has become so dry (I am normally Ms oily) I am using EA right now and pretty happy with it. Happy hump day, Rowena. Stay warm.

Shireen L. Platt said...

I have been seeing Innisfree appearing on many blogs recently and I have a few products in my list to try. I recently found out that it's a Korean drugstore brand but it's not selling for a drugstore price back in Malaysia. LOL! I have been loving facial oils recently, it's one of the main reasons why my skin has been so good this winter.

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Unknown said...

Such wonderful loves, dear!


Corinne said...

Ahhh, all these products look like a dream. I've not heard of them in the UK though!

Corinne x

Marcela Gmd said...

Good products!!!
Have a nice day!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Unknown said...

I love your recent skincare products..I love am loving Loreal Revitalift Volume skincare line for keeping moisture in my skin again the dry heat and harsh cold air!


Anonymous said...

The packaging looks totally gorgeous! I don't change my skincare routine according to the seasons... it's because I like to stick to the same routine. I only rarely add new elements to it.


A Very Sweet Blog said...

I've been wanting to try Innisfree products! I heard they're really good. That mineral glow fixer sounds like a treat for the skin :D

Doctor Anne said...

My skin hasn't reacted to the cold as much as it usually does, due to pregnancy hormones I think, so I just introduced a lightweight moisturizer during daytime and a slightly heavier oil at night.
The Hyaluronic Serum sounds lush, but the price? Wow.

Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

Unknown said...

Seems Fantastic Babe



Lovely photos Rowena. Yes, I usually change my skin care regimen for winter. I don't have dry skin typically, but lately I've been using/need more facial oils. My sister gifted me a nice face/eye cream by La Prairie skin complex for x-mas, but aside from that I'm currently using and Lotus oil by Clarins and a repairwear uplifting cream by Clinique that I love so far. Enjoy the rest of your week. :)

Gabrielle said...

The Mira Skin product sounds brilliant for its plumping qualities, I love when skin products give my skin that 'bouncy' feeling! Lovely photography as always by the way, so fresh and bright :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The Mira-skin Hyaluronic Serum sounds really lovely!

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh wow that serum sounds AMAZING but the price whooee. Use it sparingly


little luxury list said...

Mira skin sounds interesting! I know Neutrogena's gel with hyaluronic acid is supposed to be good as well so this sounds cool!

How cool and creative! I love that the cast of characters varies from Wonder Woman to the Wizard of Oz! I'd definitely visit if I was in New Orleans!

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Megha said...

woww..Great products :)


Nice products, thanks ;)


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Boris Estebitan said...

Muy buenos productos. Saludos desde El Blog de Boris Estebitan.

Stanislava E. said...

I always feel awkward reading your beauty posts, since you enlighten me every time with something I haven't even heard about. I didn't change my skincare routine for the cold weather, but generally speaking I am not using much cosmetic. Have a nice day, Rowena! xo

Jane said...

Your blog is a treasure chest of wonderful information! I find myself going back to it from time to time to re-read what you've written about certain products! Great stuff again!

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Always something new to catch my attention. Thank you for the introduction and review, Rowena! x

Beauty Unearthly said...

Great items and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

Beauty said...

Very lovely pictures and review; you always showcase amazing products.

Coco said...

Amazing review! Thanks for sharing!!
Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

Fashionably Idu said...

Lovely products and review. I usually maintain the same routine regardless of the season until I fine the next 'big' thing.