I don’t review skincare as often on my blog because I think my routine is very boring. I’ve been using the same moisturizer for almost two years and have yet to find a favorite face mask or undereye cream. I guess I consider my skincare routine to be “in progress”. Anyways, I’m excited to announce that The Beauty Milk has a new sponsor as of February: SkinCareRx.com. SkinCareRx, SkinBotanica, and Apothica are joint retailers where you can add products from any of the 3 sites and they all go into the same cart (just like drugstore and beauty dot com). SkinCareRx let me choose which products from their site that I wanted to try. I’ll be reviewing my picks in today’s post. I also got a NARS Blush but I’ll be reviewing that separately.
VICHY Thermal Spa Water ($8.50)
After running out of my beloved Caudalie Beauty Elixir, I was wondering wether I should pick up another bottle or try something new. The Caudalie Elixir is very expensive so I thought it would be best to try a more affordable product that I would feel more comfortable repurchasing in the future. After browsing a few facial mists I decided on the VICHY Thermal Spa Water. To be quite honest, I regret this decision. I adore the Caudalie Beauty Elixir and I actually notice a difference on my skin when I use it. The VICHY Thermal Spa Water is literally water in a can. I kept thinking to myself: “Did I really pick out water in a can?” The Thermal Water does have positive reviews online and many people swear by it, but they’re mainly people who say it helps calm their sensitive skin and rosacea. I don’t have sensitive skin or rosacea which is why I think this product wasn’t as effective on me. It does take the “powdery” look from makeup away, but other than that I don’t notice a difference. I’ll be sticking to Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir in the future.
CAUDALIE Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask ($31)
Now this product I absolutely loved! It’s a thin, peeling face mask that you leave on for 10 minutes and use twice a week. I chose this because it’s full of antioxidants and Caudalie is a brand that makes really nice skincare items. The tube comes with a brush which you twist into an “on” or “off” position (this prevents spilling). You can also remove the brush in order to wash it (very hygienic!) This mask is perfect for my normal skin type because it’s not too heavy and it feels quite fresh. Caudalie claims this mask “provides an immediate burst of radiance into your complexion” and although it’s not immediate, I would definitely describe the effect as “radiant”. It doesn’t make my skin lighter, it makes it look glowing (or radiant as they say) as if I’d just had a facial.
Happy Friday, lovelies! Hope you have a nice weekend. And if you have any favorite under eye creams please recommend them to me. I’m on the lookout for some.
Disclosure: The products featured in this post were acquired using a voucher provided by the sponsor and were not purchased with my own money. Regardless, my reviews always reflect my honest opinions.