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Two New Face Oils That I’ve Been Enjoying

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SK-II Facial Treatment Oil review
There are so many amazing skincare launches occurring all the time that it becomes hard to decide what to try and what to skip. I get the opportunity to test out a ton of products but I have become more and more selective over the years and tend to try out less things now and stick with only that which really intrigues me. SK-II has been a brand I have loved for years (I can’t live without this from them, and this cleanser is like liquid silk), while Korres was a range I haven’t used in years but this recent launch from them looked promising. Here are my thoughts on each:
Korres Golden Elixir Serum review
1. SK-II Facial Treatment Oil – Ah, the magic of Pitera. The entire SK-II range is founded on this ingredient which is rich with vitamins, amino acids and minerals designed to help the skin’s rejuvenation process. Their newest launch, the facial treatment oil is one that I have been anticipating for some time. I absolutely love their iconic Facial Treatment Essence, and to have a face oil with many of the same properties seemed like a perfect addition. From the first swipe of the oil, it is insanely decadent and rich. I was worried it would be too intense or heavy for my normal to oily skin, so I tried it out a few different ways to see how it would work best. I determined that using it after cleansing and toning without any other serums or moisturizers gave my skin the best result. The oil absorbed easily and by the next morning my skin was balanced and fresh looking. The entire next day my face was less oily despite the intense heat and humidity. After a few weeks on it, I found that my skin looked hydrated, plump and firm. I think this would be an ideal oil for those looking for an anti-aging treatment that will address dryness and dehydration as well.
2. Korres Golden Krocus Elixir Serum – This new formulation from Korres is more of a serum than a traditional oil, but it still has the slip of an oil so I wanted to include in this post. The first thing that is noticeable about this elixir is the shimmer suspended in the liquid. It’s absolutely stunning and settles when on the skin to look luminous and “lit from within” rather than glittery. While the SK-II is much richer in texture, this elixir absorbs almost instantly. It feels soft, smooth, hydrating and leaves no greasy residue afterwards. I’ve been using it at night under my moisturizer and love how my skin looks the next morning. On certain days that I am feeling a bit dehydrated, I will put it under my makeup and it makes my skin look even, fresh and radiant. I can see this being a morning staple come winter when I need ever bit of luminosity I can get. What makes this elixir different from many other serums in my collection is that it is designed for all skin types and can be a great anti-aging product to add into any routine to help address fine lines, uneven skin tone and overall give the skin a youthful glow.
Though it’s summer and so hot you can fry an egg (that’s one of my Dad’s sayings LOL), I still feel that my oily skin benefits from face oils that can help maintain a good balance on my skin. Stripping my skin of oils only makes my skin produce more and then I end up with a grease slick on my face. 
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What face oils are you using and loving right now? Leave me a comment below! 
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Beauty Bits: Nighttime Correction

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While it’s important to get the proper amount of rest each night for our minds and bodies, I find that the biggest tell tale sign of little sleep is on my skin.  If I don’t have the proper amount of rest, my skin looks dull, lackluster and often begins to break out.  But interrupted sleep is inevitable so I need to do my part to help it in every way I can – and the answer for me is using an effective night cream.  Adding a multi-purpose cream that is designed to help address numerous different concerns has made a world of difference in my morning after skin.  Currently I have two products in rotation, one a long time staple and the other a new discovery.  The Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial is a mouthful to say but a favorite (and cult classic) to use.  The texture is quite thick so a little goes a long way, but with ingredients designed to target uneven tone and premature aging, this cream packs quite a punch.  I find that my skin has a significant glow when used regularly, and any summer pigmentation issues that have carried over to the fall have disappeared.  The Kiehl’s Multi Corrective Cream (c/o) is new to my arsenal but has quickly earned its stripes.  With ingredients that help to retexturize, smooth and and sculpt the skin, my first initial result was waking up with texture-less skin.  No lumps, no bumps, no dry patches – nothing!  As I began to apply makeup after my shower, the foundation melted right into my skin and wore beautifully that day. A coincidence? I think not.  Since then this cream has been on repeat each night (though suitable for the day as well), and my skin cannot thank me enough.     

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