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2 Rich Face Creams I’m Enjoying For the Winter

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After revisiting this cream in my collection and falling in love with it, I was interested in add in a few more richer creams to help my skin deal with the recent dropping temps. Though I have combination skin typically, it has been quite dry in certain patches lately and I enjoy a thicker cream to help comfort and nourish my skin. Here are two that I have had in regular rotation:
1. Aerin Rose Night Table Cream – While I have a ton of anti-aging serums and creams, I still reach for products that provide intense hydration. One of the best ways that I keep my skin looking its best is by keeping it hydrated. This night cream by Aerin is delicate, calming, soothing and incredibly nourishing which I greatly need in the colder weather. I find myself even scooping a bit out for my morning routine on days when my skin requires a bit more comfort. As I am already a fan of Aerin’s skincare line (love this oil and recently discovered this cleanser that is lovely for winter), I knew that this overnight cream would be a great addition to my collection. For those that are averse to fragrance, just note that this has a rose scent. Not overpowering, but it definitely lingers on my skin for about 30 minutes after. I find it to be calming and one of the reasons I am drawn to Aerin’s line over and over again!
2. Algenist Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream – I haven’t tried too many Algenist products, but so many of my readers tell me they are obsessed with the line! I’ve heard tons of buzz about the peel, the oil and this face cream. I was immediately intrigued because it is designed for all skin types, and targets almost any and all anti-aging concerns – fine lines, firmness, dullness, etc. While the cream looks quite rich in the picture below, I was shocked to find that it breaks up into a thin watery texture that instantly absorbs into the skin. My favorite way to use this is when my face is still damp from using a hydrating mist (this one is in my routine currently) and pressing it into the skin. It’s as if my skin drinks it up because it disappears immediately and looks plump, fresh and radiant after. After using it for the past 2 months, I find my skin looks bright, even and while it’s not incredibly apparent, there is some change in my skin’s firmness. If you are looking for an overall anti-aging cream that targets a multitude of concerns, this may be a great one to try.

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Cleanser Diaries: Kypris, Aerin, Elemental Herbology and Sisley

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I have 4 cleansers to share with you today that I’ve been testing over the past 2 months. All are quite gentle on my skin and easy to incorporate into any skincare routine. While I love products that help target certain concerns, I have been drawn to simpler and more gentle cleansers recently to nourish and calm my skin while I let the serums and strong moisturizers in my routine do their work.
1. Aerin Rose Gentle Cleanser – Not only am I a fan of her fragrances, but every skincare item I try from the Aerin line seems to always work for my skin. Most of the Aerin products seem to be geared towards calming and nourishing the skin which is why I go back to them over and over (I use this oil regularly and am currently testing this night cream). The Rose Gentle Cleanser name perfectly describes the product – it is a cream cleanser that hydrates, soothes and calms my skin with a scent of rose infused throughout. Recently I have been going hard with a lightening serum and a retinol cream now that we are transitioning into fall, so I like to have a gentle cleanser in my routine to comfort my skin.
2. Sisley Gentle Cleansing Gel – Cleansing Gels can be hit or miss with me since many can dry out my skin leaving it tight and uncomfortable. Since I have had wonderful luck with using other Sisley cleansers (this foaming one is beautiful as is this cleansing milk), I was confident this gel would be great on my skin. Initially I felt it was going to foam when adding water, but was pleasantly surprised to see is turn into a lightweight cream that left my skin feeling extra clean and fresh but without the dreaded tightness or dryness. I would recommend this more for combination to oily skin types rather than for someone with drier or more sensitive skin.
3. Kypris Cleanser Concentrate – After falling in love with this serum and this serum from Kypris, I knew my skin would be in good hands with their cleanser concentrate. It’s a lightweight cream that feels cooling on the skin. I like it best used as a morning cleanse with dry hands and a dry face. I massage it in for 30-60 seconds, wet it to emulsify slightly and then use a warm cloth to remove. It gives me a slight exfoliation with the cloth but the cleansing cream helps to hydrate my skin and leaves it feeling smooth and supple. With ingredients of moringa, probiotics and prickly pear, this cleanser is wonderful at helping balance the skin and is gentle enough for any and all skin types (always patch test first though). Annnnd Kypris continues to amaze me – such a great line.
4. Elemental Herbology Purify & Soothe Cleansing Balm – As I have said many times before, cleansers are the first products I like to test from a line that is new to me. So that is exactly what I did when I was introduced to Elemental Herbology. I went right for their Cleansing Balm to gauge how it worked before deciding on if I will move forward with the line. The texture is rich and thick but not as oily as many of my cleansing balms in jars or pots. While I have used it to remove makeup, I find that it did a better job as a second cleanse or morning cleanse. A cloth is a must when rinsing it off, and my skin is left soft and plump feeling. If you are wanting to add a cleansing balm into your routine, but prefer one that is not as oily – this may be a great option for you.
Top: Aerin Rose Gentle Cleanser, Bottom: Elemental Herbology Cleansing Balm
I am not typically someone that gravitates towards natural or organic skincare, but I have had such a great experience with all the brands that I have discovered lately. Looking forward to incorporating more into my routine!
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