Recent Loves

Beauty Products, Favorite Beauty Products

This is where I talk about some of the beauty products I've been loving lately...

Peter Thomas Roth Vital-E Microbiome Moisture Defense Cream*
This next level anti-pollution, anti-blue light, and anti-aging moisturizer works to visibly repair and strengthen the skin barrier to support skin’s natural microbiome.  Innovative Gamma E Antioxidant Technology and pre/pro-biotics protects skin against dullness, loss of elasticity, and fine lines and wrinkles due to various skin stressors including pollution, indoor/outdoor climate changes and blue light from tech devices. This cream has a rich almost balm-like texture that absorbs easily leaving my skin feeling nourished and hydrated through the day. It wears well under sunscreen and makeup and I love the added protection it provides as pollution and blue light are legitimate concerns. I've noticed an improvement in smoothness and elasticity after using it for a few months.
$75 (1.7 oz/ 50 mL) at Ulta, Dermstore, Sephora & Peter Thomas Roth

Erno Laszlo Antioxidant Complex for Eyes*
This refreshing gel revitalizes the delicate eye area, brightening and firming to restore a youthful appearance. Strengthening vitamins and antioxidants. diminish under eye circles, fine lines and puffiness while aloe leaf soothes and green tea extract deflects damaging environmental elements. I wasn't expecting to like this because I had concerns that a gel wouldn't be hydrating enough. It is hydrating and is a multi-tasking wonder. I've seen an improvement to my dark circles since using it and overall my eye area looks firmer and brighter. I've also been getting 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep and have taken up afternoon naps lately as well as watching what I eat. I have a feeling all of that helps because skincare can only do so much.
$88 (0.5 fl. oz.) at Nordstrom, Dermstore & Erno Laszlo

Rahua Leave-In Treatment Light*
Leave-In Treatment Light is a protective and healing anti-frizz treatment specially designed for fine hair types that can be used for heat styling or air drying. As a heat protectant, it shields hair from stress of blow drying and styling tools. Used with air drying, it adds weightless definition. The nourishing formula infused with rahua oil and shea butter repairs damage, helping to prevent split ends while creating shine, eliminating frizz and improving overall hair health to allow it to grow longer and stronger. My hair is thick but a lot of leave-in treatments tend to weigh it down. I've had no such issue with this treatment which effectively protects my hair from heat styling and works wonders against frizz. Since using this I've noticed it does increase the shine, health as well as manageability of my hair. 
$45 (2 fl. oz.) at Dermstore, Sephora, Amazon & Rahua

The Organic Skin Co. The Good Oil Honeysuckle and Turmeric Face Oil*
Formulated with a luscious blend five pure enriching oils - jojoba, almond, apricot, sunflower, and honeysuckle, this facial oil works to soften, refresh, rejuvenate and repair for a hydrated and radiant complexion. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory honeysuckle extracts and turmeric calm and relieve inflammation. This lightweight oil sinks into the skin without feeling greasy and it has the most divine scent. I like to use this oil as a night moisturizer especially when I've used a peel product. It's also the perfect accompaniment to my gua sha facials which I've been doing a few times a week to improve circulation, release muscle tension and lymphatic stagnation as well as keep my jawline and cheekbones defined. I am actively trying to prevent developing a wide jaw.
$39 (1.0 fl oz) at The Organic Skin Co.

Saint Jane Beauty CBD Microdose Lip Gloss
This luxurious gloss is the first of it's kind to be infused with a 100% natural antioxidant-rich formulation and 50mg of rich hemp-derived CBD. It applies silky, smooth imparting a sheer wash of color and lustrous shine as well as a calming of the skin and senses. This is the only lip gloss I own and I have it in two shades - Alchemy (pictured) & Bliss and it's the closest I come to wearing makeup these days. Alchemy is rosey tone with a touch of opal shimmer and Bliss is an almost naked nude. The sparkle is more of a subtle luminescence. Both shades are lovely and this gloss which almost feels like a lip oil is nicely moisturizing without feeling heavy or sticky - two reasons why I avoid lip glosses in the first place. And I do feel like my anxiousness is quieted somewhat when i use this. Not sure if that's some sort of placebo effect but even if it's in my head I'll take it.
$28 (1.7 oz/ 50 mL) at Credo BeautySpace NK & Olivela

I wrote this while being mindful that the current coronavirus outbreak might be affecting some people's lifestyle and/or income and that skincare products and makeup may not be a priority or of interest to everyone right now. Please know that this review contains products that were sent to me before the pandemic. I hope the information will be useful or serve as a distraction.

Have you tried any of these?

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Mica said...

I've heard good things about Thomas Roth but never tried any of the products - it's nice you notice a difference using this cream! :)

Hope you are having a good week :) It's a bit cold here - winter has arrived a week early!

Away From Blue

Doctor Anne said...

I have not tried any of these, but Rahua as hair care brand is one that I have often read about.

R's Rue said...

I love your beauty review.

Emmylou said...

Haven't tried any of these chingu, but they do all sound lovely. The Organic Skin face oil one is something I would really like to try. And I've heard of gua sha but have never tried it!
Have a lovely weekend, chingu:)

Ivana Split said...

These all sounds wonderful, especially the eye complex. Have a nice weekend dear.

Pilar said...

You always review great skincare products Rowena. All these products sound amazing!

Makeup Muddle said...

I have heard so many amazing things about the PTR skincare, but I'm yet to try any of their products xo

Makeup Muddle

Alexander Johnson Whisky said...

Shared on twitter! Love this so much!

Eli Dou said...

I didn't know any of the brands but all of them look so cool! Specially the ones for the eyes area, which is the most complicated one for me.


P-and-P said...

Nice post, thank you for sharing! :)

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Shireen L. Platt said...

I love The Organic Skin Co products, have only tried the makeup though and they are fabulous. The oil sounds lovely but I'm not surprised as the brand makes fab products.

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Though I haven't used any product among them these products are looking promising. The oil sounds good, I'm looking for a facial oil for me which work well in summer. That lip gloss is pretty in color. Can't wait to see its swatch.
Have a great day dear.
Kisses <3

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh that eye treatment sounds really promising. I suffer from fluid retention under the eyes it is such a drag to deal with. And the leave in treatment too, my hair is fairly damaged so I can use all the help I can get.

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windowtothebeauty said...

Super favorites !! I will gladly try something from your list🧡🧡 Regards!

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

I haven't tried any of these but I am very interested in oils lately, will add your oil choice to my list

Nahid Akhter said...

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