Shiseido | Benefiance Overnight Wrinkle Resisting Cream

Shiseido just introduced a new addition to their Benefice skincare line Overnight Wrinkle Resisting Cream (C$120.00). I have used some of the products from the Benefiance line before which makes this new addition more exciting for me.
This is a silky smooth restorative night moisturizer that helps target multiple signs of ageing like dryness, loss of firmness and adds a nice glow to the complexion over the night.

This moisturizer is formulated with the Super Bio-Hyaluronic Acid which is a very powerful ingredient that supports the natural skin’s repairing process as well as the ReNeura Technology+ which improves skin’s receptivity. Its also formulated with KOMBU-Bounce Complex that helps smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles. The moisturizer carries a very rich texture that feels good on the skin, especially during the winter months.

The formula is designed for normal to dry skin which I have been loving on my dry skin for the past couple of weeks. You can use this alone or as a last step to your skincare routine and you’ll wake up with super soft and glowing skin the next morning.

I am very particular about my skincare products, especially for the nighttime skincare routine and treatments. I love something that gives my skin that subtleness yet not too heavy. Strong scents also play a big role in what I use for the nighttime while sleep. I have been really impressed with this formula for the fact that I can use it by itself the nights that I want to skip my skincare routine as well as it carries a soft floral-green fragrance that gives me a sense of freshness and doesn’t interpret with my sleep. This has been saving my skin from dryness for the past couple of weeks + I see a huge difference in my overall look of the skin.
I have linked a couple of other products I have used from the Benefiance line down below.

Bottom line, I loved it! it’s impressive to see the results within a couple of use of the product and this is one of them. If you have normal to dry skin you’re going to love the texture, it’s rich but not sticky or heavy on the skin. You feel that instant comfort feels on the skin after application + skin feels plump and soft in the morning. You can find the newness available at Saks Fifth Avenue and all other retailers carrying Shiseido.

Sample provided and courtesy of Shisheido for reviewing purposes while the entire thoughts are my own.

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Clean Beauty Guide

As much I love to wear and use beauty products, I gravitated towards clean beauty products more knowing that it’s gentle, safer and designed with non-toxic ingredients.
If you think of clean beauty products as CLEAN then you should know that there isn’t such a thing as clean beauty products. But what the natural or clean means that they’re much safer and are not formulated with the harshest chemicals like Parabens, Sulfates and etc.

I do try a wide range of skincare products when it comes to testing or to help me with different issues as I age. but I am always very particular about what I use on my body. There is a number of clean beauty products that really impressed me with their performance. Here is a list of Clean Beauty products that I used (many are in my current skincare routine) and they’re quite effective.

Beauty

When it comes to complexion products it’s really hard to find a clean product that would work the best. Beautycounter is one of the brands that really bring CLEAN products and they worked done an incredible job to meet the requirements of clean beauty products. The Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer and All Over Bronzer from Beautycounter work nice and I have been a lover of the BAREPRO Longwear Powder Foundation & Mineral Veil Talc Free Setting Powder from BareMinerals and they are the best base that you can get while it’s safe. As many of you know I love wearing mascara probably one beauty product that I wear all the time and I recently was introduced by the Bite Beauty Upswing Full Volume Mascara just a couple of weeks ago (reviewed here) and I am IMPRESSED! it works really nice and gives that full volume effect to the lashes. Strength & Length Serum-InfusedMascara from BareMinerals is another amazing formula that I discovered just recently review to come. Burts Bee’s Defining Eyeliner comes in a great range of colours and with good lasting power. I also like the Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Matte Lip Crayon and Liquid lipsticks are quite nice too.
The number of lip products that I love to wear that give my lips glow, a natural tint and, a treat at the same time is the Glow Lip Pop Lip Balm from Glow Recipe and Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15.

Skincare

My clean skincare products list are quite long so I tried to keep the roundup categorized just to simplify it for you.

Cleanser:

Double cleansing is essential for me when I wear makeup and through this blogging journey, I was able to find some amazing clean cleansers that work amazing. Starting with balm cleansers Beautycounter Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm & Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm & Makeup Remover are probably the best clean balm cleansers I have used. And when it comes to gel texture cleansers that work great I love the Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser & Ole Henriksen Truth Juice Daily Cleanser. They really clean the skin deep and looks fresh and soft.

Moisturizer:

When it comes to moisturizers I have a tone of preference for the fact that I love to layer my moisturizers. Here I am sharing everything from soft gentle toners to thick moisturizers that are safe. You can literally get anything from Fresh beauty and it’s all CLEAN. But few that work really nice on the skin are the Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence, Lotus Anti- Aging Daily MoisturizerLotus Anti-Aging Night which covers your entire daily skincare routine. I have used The Dewy Skin Cream from Tatcha which is really nice and lightweight which I prefer to wear during the summertime. And for the winter season, I loved the Glow Recipe – Banana Souffle Moisture Cream which is so rich yet gets into the skin immediately. And for the body, I love the Jouviance Hydractive Coconut Melting Balm. I also use it on my kid’s body.
The Dewy Skin Mist from Tatcha is one of the mists that immediately makes your skin glow + Glow Recipe Watermelon mist is super refreshing.

At the same time as a Clean Beauty + Korean Beauty lover I just found the new brand that is now available in Canada calls SOROCI and I been loving their Calming Moisturizer for giving my skin that break it needs.

Treatment:

A couple of skincare treatments that I do for my dry skin regularly is very clean and gentle. I have been loving the Glow Recipe – Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops on a daily basis to brighten my dark spots and some discoloration I have on my skin. Many may find it slightly harsh but it is working great on my skin. My Monthly facial starts with Ole Henriksen’s PHAT Glow Facial Mask that I absolutely adore (fully reviewed here) it exfoliates and brightens my skin. And my weekly masking treatment during the wintertime that I do for my skin and my under eye area the Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask & Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask

Fragrance

You all know I love a clean fragrance Fresh Beauty has some amazing clean and fresh clean scents> I have it in Rose Morning and it’s one of my favourite Parfums. I spray it on my praying scarves after I wash them and fold them inside my praying mat. I absolutely love the fresh and clean smell of roses every time I pray.

Do you have a favorite clean product? I would love to find more on Clean beauty products.

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It Cosmetics | Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream & Brow Power Filler Volumizing Tinted Fiber Eyebrow Gel

It Cosmetics just launched a couple of new beauty and skincare products that include the Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream and Brow Power Filler Volumizing Tinted Fiber Eyebrow Gel. I have been loving and using the It Cosmetics skincare + beauty products regularly for fact that the entire selection suits my skin and the results are quite visible.

Starting with the Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream (C$) is a retinol serum-in-cream that works on fine lines and dark spots. This formula is infused with dual retinol meaning that it contains a blend of free and encapsulated retinol that reaches at least 15 layers into the skin’s surface in just 1 hour. At the same time, the formula is consists of vitamin E & B to soothe and hydrate the skin while balancing common effects of retinol usage like redness, dryness, and flaking. It is designed for all skin textures.

I have tried to stay away from retinol products as much as I could for the fact that it adds sensitivity to the skin or I use them during the wintertime on my nightly skincare routine to keep my skin away from getting more sensitive.
It’s important to know when you’re using any kind of retinol products to make sure you wear your sunscreen regardless of sun exposure on a daily basis for the time you’re using retinol.

I have been using this Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream for the past 4 weeks (avoiding the under-eye area) and I have been loving the formula. I love that the formula is not too intense and works on sensitive skin. Although I don’t have any fine lines and wrinkles on my complexion yet dark spots and discoloration is some of the concerns that I have introduced retinol into my skincare routine.
Although it claims to be safe using it twice a day on morning and night skincare routine I take extra measures to keep my skin from sensitivity so I only been using it on my nightly skincare routine. It’s very easy to use and the results are quite visible.

Up next is the Brow Power Filler Volumizing Tinted Fiber Eyebrow Gel (C$32.00) is a waterproof tinted eyebrow get that immediately fills, shapes, tint,s and sets brows for up to 16 hours and comes in 4 shades. The formula is infused with Biotin that maintains the healthy growth of the hair and Green Tea and Lecithin keeps the hair hydrated and nourished. I have been loving the brush-out trend and natural look of the brows lately and yet this is that one-step brow product that I have been reaching to achieve that look.

The applicator is unique and quite practical to use. The innovative design of the applicator allows you to fill in brows with its micro-flocked tip and molded bristles to tint and shape the brows. So the product does everything you need to do from making the brows looking fuller to color the grey brows to fill in and set it for the entire day.

I received it in two shades Universal Auburn & Universal Dark Brunette which I found both were not a perfect match to my brows but I was able to manage to wear the Universal Dark Brunette. You do want to start from the arch of your brows and fill in first with the tip of the applicator then brush the entire brow to set it. In case you deposit more product accidentally an angle brush or a spooley will take care of it.

Bottom line, I loved these new additions from It Cosmetics. I was actually looking for a subtle retinol formula for my skin and this couldn’t get any better. It works great on sensitive skin and you really see visible results when using it religiously. At the same time, the Brow Power Filler been something I have been reaching out to on daily basis. It gives my brows that nice brush outlook while sets it for the entire day. It slightly has a learning curve it but once you know how to shape your brows with it, it’s going to be a hit for you.

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