Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fall Beauty Review: Now My Baby and I Have Something In Common - Baby Soft Skin!

Dry, flaky skin can give me a pouty face - okay, my baby and I have two things in common. It's starting to get nippy out which means snow season is rearing it's blustery head. My skin is typically dry and flaky in certain areas and mostly dehydrated. To avoid the sometimes uneasy transition from summer to winter, I've been one step ahead prepping my skin since the summer time. Besides trying to down gallons of water a day, my moisturizers have been my skin savior.

I've been really loving skincare products from Biotherm. In the summertime, I used Biotherm's Aqua Source Deep Hydration Replenishing Gel For Normal to Combination Skin ($45 CAD) religiously. I just loved how light-weight it felt and how fresh it left my skin. It was hydrating enough to keep flakes at bay and even added radiance. It's perfect for skin that is dehydrated, but I felt it worked really well for oilier skin types. It is very hydrating, but if use an appropriate amount works great for oily skin. It doesn't feel heavy and gives you a clean feeling. I even used this on Monica from Beauty Parler on her wedding day! She chose this over my usual Embryolisse which she felt too heavy for her.

As your skin transitions to the colder months, you should always switch up your skincare to something a little heavier. My skin can't get enough of the newest moisturizer from Biotherm. Skin Vivo Uniformity SPF 15 Renovating Anti-Age Moisturizer ($70 CAD) targets all skin irregularities that can make your skin look older (amen!): dark spots, redness, dull tone, roughness and loss of elasticity while protecting skin from harmful UV rays. The texture feels so luxurious on the skin and literally melts into it. At the same time, it doesn't leave a heavy residue. I love how luminous and smooth my skin looks after. I gotta toot my horn a little - my skin is looking fantastic! Really it is! I never have to worry about flakiness popping up throughout the day.

Ever heard of needing your "beauty rest"? If you didn't know, sleep time is your skin's time to repair itself. That's why at night, I don't mind lathering my skin with a richer moisturizer. Clinique's Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturizer ($44.50 USD) is a creamy yet light-weight moisturizer that gives your skin a healthy radiance. You wake up with your skin looking smoother, luminous and pores seem visibly smaller! I really love it. It claims to make your skin smoother over time. I've been using it since August and it really does.

Keep in mind, these are creams in a container so to avoid bacteria from mixing into your moisturizer use a spatula instead of your finger. Obviously all are more expensive than your drugstore brand but I believe in investing in good skin care. Makeup is only one aspect of making your skin beautiful!

What do you use to get your skin baby soft? Have you used any of these moisturizers?

Products were sent for editorial consideration and I truly love them.


Anonymous said...

i love clinique, i should try this

Donna Marie said...

I'm in need of a new one too. I use Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion but I don't see it making my skin any softer. I've tried samples from Consonant Body and Philosphy Miracle. They were great! But these seem to be great options too! Just have to decide which ones to pick. Do they have samples of the ones you reviewed?

G A B Y said...

I think I have Biotherm AquaSource somewehere in my stash, can't wait to try it! Not a fan of Biotherm because they test on animals though ):

Make-up Junkie said...

@Donna Marie - Consonant has some great products but I found it wasn't hydrating enough for my skin. OMG - I wrote a horrible review on Philosophy Miracle a while ago. It made my skin flake even more and made it itch! But everyone's skin is different and reacts differently. I'm sure you can get a sample of all of these ones! Just go to the counters :)

Make-up Junkie said...

@Gaby - Yikes - you're right they do test on animals and so do a whole bunch of other brands I like :(

inmyhansonshirt said...

Thanks for this post! I have really dry skin, and it gets even worse in the winter time, so I am always looking for products that can help me with that!

Donna Marie said...

Hey Joy! I think you meant Philosphy Hope in a Jar. I just read that review. :)