It Cosmetics | Confidence Skin-Care Range


It Cosmetics just launched a new skin care line Confidence, this line is an anti-aging line that helps your skin appear rejuvenated and restores moisture to skin’s barrier. It Cosmetics is a brand that have been developed with plastic surgeons to create clinically tested, innovative, problem solving makeup and skin care products. I have been loving the CC+ Cream from the brand and it have been one of my must have beauty product especially during the spring and summer months. Yet this time they are introducing a new line – Confidence. The Confidence line contains:

  • Confidence in a Cleanser
  • Confidence in a Cream
  • Confidence in an Eye Cream

Up first is the Confidence in a Cleanser (C$36 for 148 ml) is a skin transforming hydrating cleansing serum that is designed for all skin textures. It’s a one step cleansing solution that gently cleanses the skin while leaves skin soft, smooth and perfectly balanced. It carries a very lightweight and feels like serum, it doesn’t dry out the skin at all. The Confidence in a Cleanser removes all traces of makeup (even waterproof) and improves skin’s vitality. I love how it’s formulated without sulfate and soap which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. It includes anti aging collagen, hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal and super ceramide complex.

Up next is the Confidence in a Cream (C$62.00 for 2 oz) is an ultra hydrating moisturizer that is clinically tested to rejuvenate, repair and restore skin for smoother and softer looking skin. This is ideal for all skin texture and meanly works on fine lines, dryness and loss of firmness and elasticity. The formula is light and gets into the skin immediately and it also works effectively on evening out skin tones and any discolouration. The Confidence in a Cream is one of the best-selling product from the It Cosmetics which makes it definitely worth to give a try. The formula also combines collagen and hyaluronic acid to visibly plump fine lines and wrinkles over time.

Next is the Confidence in an Eye Cream (C$48.00 for 15 ml) is an anti aging eye cream that moisturizer under eye area. This treatment brightens the under eye area and it instantly looks more awaken. The texture is light and creamy and gets in to the skin immediately. The formula is infused with apricot tint and Drops of Light Technology visibly correct and brightens the skin. This Confidence in Eye Cream also carries some loving ingredients – including a super ceramide complex, chrysin, licorice root, avocado and squalene which works to hydrate, smooth and refresh the skin. It helps to restore the look of firmness as well as it reduces the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and lines. 

Bottom line – the whole Confidence line is great in terms of effectiveness and performance. It carries a very right texture where it keeps the skin hydrating and moisturized for the whole day while it gets into the skin immediately without feel greasy or heavy on the skin. The packaging is also very sleek-looking and light weight. I find the Confidence skin care line to be affective and shows results within couple of weeks. I would highly recommend to use the collection all at the same time to really see the difference. You can now find the Confidence skin care line in Sephora and

Confidence skin care line provided and courtesy of It Cosmetics for editorial purposes. 


Fresh | Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence & Black Tea Age-Delay Body Cream

Here are some latest from Fresh Beauty on their Black Tea line, Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence and Age-Delay Body Cream. I have been a long time lover for the Black Tea line from Fresh beauty. I was very excited and thrilled when I found these new additions to the Black Tea line. Fresh Beauty is one of the brands that you can trust them blindly with their skin care products. Their products are not only effective, they’re formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates which I always look into my skin care items.

Up first is  the Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence (C$ 85 for 150 ml) is an age-delay essence that protects your skin with antioxidants, blurs the look of fine lines and replenish moisture to the skin. This is one of the products where you try once and your hooked up with it. It literally gets into the skin and makes the skin look and feel soft and smooth. It provides eight proven benefits in one essential step. Its powered by  kombucha, and fermented sweet black tea which increases luminosity, replenish moisture and refines the appearance of the skin. Kombucha is one of the most powerful and hero ingredient in this essence treatment, here are the 8 benefits of the kombucha:

  1. Provides anti pollution and antioxidant protection
  2. Enhances skin luminosity
  3. Reduces the look of fine lines
  4. Refines the look of pores
  5. Improves elasticity
  6. Smoothes skin texture
  7. Boosts skin’s healthy tone
  8. Provides 24 hour moisture

It’s designed to work on all skin tones and textures (oily, combination, dry and sensitive). And it’s a perfect solution in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and uneven texture as well as it tightens the pores. It’s very easy to introduce to your daily skin care routine, dispense about 8 to 10 drop of  Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence to your balm and using your other hands finger tips apply to the complexion and don’t forget about neck area by taping motion. You literally see the results on how it softens and brightens your skin immediately. I have been introducing it to my morning and evening skin care routine and I’m obsessed. Your skin feels like baby skin by the first use and adds that nice radiance to your overall look by using it for couple of days.

Up next is the Black Tea Age-Delay Body Cream (C$88 for 200 ml) which is a rich and nourishing body moisturizing treatment that is enriched with the same proprietary Black Tea Complex that powers the Black Tea skin care range. This Black Tea Age-Delay Body Cream is infused with mango seed butter which is very effective to comfort and smooth skin texture with offering up to 24 hour moisture. It is also formulated with cocooning which improves the feel of skin elasticity and density while enhance the skin for a more radiant and younger looking skin you have always desired for your legs and hands. The Black Tea Age Delay Body cream is formulated with nopal flower extract which instantly smoothes the skin’s texture while it increases the softness and radiance.

I have been obsessed with both new additions, the Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is one of the items that I have been looking for many years now. I have use similar to this many years ago from Dior which they discontinued the product and since then I have been looking for a softening lotion or an essence for my skin. The Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is something I will always repurchase and stock up ahead of time to keep the ritual for my skin care routine. On other note the Black Tea Age Delay Body Cream is a huge hit for me, as many know I suffer from dry skin, my hands and feet are always exposed to the dry are and the Black Tea Aged Delay Body cream have been keeping them soft and smooth lately. I have placed it just right beside my vanity and every night before sleeping I apply a generous amount to my hands and feet. By morning you get a nice and beautiful looking hands and feet. The Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence and Black Tea Age Delay Body Cream is now available in store and online at Nordstrom and Sephora.

Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence and the Black Tea Age Delay Body Cream provided and courtesy of Fresh Beauty for editorial purposes. 


Shu Uemura | The Cleansing Oils Poineer collection

I was thrilled to try out the Oil Cleansing collection from Shu Uemura for the first time. This cleansing oil initially was introduced in 1967 to remove even the heaviest Holly wood stage makeup from without damaging actresses skin as it gets described. This is a cleaning oil that clears away oils and impurities without drying the skin. It easily removes the makeup without leaving the skin dry at all. The collection carries a range of different cleansing oils that is designed for different skin tones and texture from very dry and sensitive to oily skin. The Cleansing Oil Poineer collection comes in:

Up first is the Ultime8 Sublime Cleanisng Oil  (C$49 for 150 ml) is a cleansing oil that  removes makeup and impurities with your drying the skin or leaving any kind of residue on the complexion.  It delivers a softer and smoother skin with in minutes. It is infused with eight precious botanical oils for a cashmere soft looking skin. It is designed for a dry skin, where the texture is more on the oily side. This is probably one of the best cleansing oils that I have used by far. I love how it doesn’t leave the skin dry and conditions the lashes after wearing those water proof mascaras all day long.

Up next is the Anti/Oxi Skin Refining Cleansing OIl  (C$46 for 148 ml) is a cleansing oil that is powered with antioxidant. This is a cleansing oil that is designed for normal and aging skin which is one of the best-selling cleansing oil from the collection. This Anti/Oxi Skin Refining cleansing oil is infused with green tea and moringa extract which instantly clears pollutants that accelerate aging stress on the complexion. The combination of elemi, mandarin and ginger not only brightens and awakens the skin it also provides a refreshing and relaxing sensation right in the morning. The cleanser is designed to reduce dullness and the combination of moringa and green tea gives a glowing and more refined and smooth looking skin.

Up next is the POREfinist2 Sakura Fresh Cleansing Oil (C$42 for 150 ml) is a cleansing oil that washes off the most stubborn makeup easily. It easily penetrate into the skin and rise off, leaving fresh and pore less looking skin. This cleansing oil is designed for normal to oily skin types and acne-prone skin. It also helps with blackheads and excess sebum on skin. The formula is also infused with cinnamon bark extract which helps to regulate the sebum secretion day by day. The skin looks and feels smoother and softer in a period of time. The texture of the POREfinist2 Sakura Fresh Cleansing Oil is a little thicker than the rest of the cleansing oils.

Last but not least is the Nutri:nectar Cleansing Oil in Emulsion (C$46 for 150 ml) is a cleansing oil that is a unique oil in emulsion skin purifier that not only removes the makeup and purifies the skin it also promotes a softer and refined skin. This is a new product that was introduced from the brand in celebration of their 50th anniversary of cleansing oils. Its designed for more dedicated and more sensitive skin which is infused with essential oils. The formula contains calming Acai, replenishing Magnolia and Reishi Mushroom which reboot skin barrier function while resisting the environmental stress. What makes this product very unique is that it’s designed to work on all skin types and textures as well as the formula is make with 98% natural ingredient.

There are quite some more cleansing oils from the brand that targets all other skin types. But I found that these four Cleansing Oils covers all skin types and textures. I have been really pleased with the performance of these cleansing oils. I have tested give them all a test to see in detail on how it works, I found they all works amazingly. The POREfinist2 keeps control over the oily part of skin, where I think its perfect for those with oily skin but still unlike other cleansers the skin doesn’t feel dry at all. My favorite from the collection is the Ultime8 Sublime Cleanisng Oil which keeps my skin nice smooth and hydrated after cleansing, and keeps the lashes conditioned. I’m personally obsessed over these cleansing oils. The Cleansing Oil Poineer collection is available in store and online at Sephora.
The Cleansing Oil Poineer collection provided courtesy of Shu Uemura for editorial purposes.