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Vitamin C Moisturizers

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Vitamin C is one of my favorite active ingredients, next to retinol and glycolic acid. It’s often more gentle on my skin than other strong anit-aging or targeted active ingredients, though I still see great results. Typically I find that Vitamin C helps keeps my skin bright and even-toned. Here are two Vitamin C moisturizers that I’ve rotated into my routine recently and my thoughts on each:
1. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Protect¬†+ Repair Moisturizer – I’m already a huge fan of the Sunday Riley brand so I was immediately interested in trying this new launch. As you can see from the picture above, the texture is rich and decadent though it breaks down a bit when you apply it and feels much thinner on the skin. What you can’t experience from the picture is the amazing fresh citrus scent it has which is one of my favorite features of this product! It makes it so pleasurable to put on. It’s designed to help target anti-aging concerns, hydrate and address dullness and uneven texture. I found that it worked best for me at night because it did leave my skin a tad shiny, but I enjoy how supply and fresh my skin felt after applying. My skin did look smooth and bright while using, though at this point I have not seen any fading of dark spots. Obviously it will not target hyperpigmentation like a concentrated serum, but if you are looking for a moisturizer to add to your routine that will help continue your goal of even skin tone, this would be a great addition. For those with dry skin, it could be a great option for day or night, but if you are oily I would reserve it for the evening only.
2. Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer РWhile the Sunday Riley C.E.O moisturizer can be for day or night, this one from Murad is designed for the evening only. The texture is similar to the SR, but is a tad more lightweight in my opinion. I did not get as shiny when using this, and I felt that it did a great job of hydrating my skin quickly. My skin looked a significant amount brighter when using the SR, yet with the Murad the noticeable result was a smoother and more refined texture to my skin. Any of the rough and bumpy feeling that it had was almost gone within 7-10 days of using it every night. Only a small amount was needed to cover my entire face, and no breakouts or blemishes popped up while using. I can see this being good for both dry and combination skin types, and great for someone wanting an all around great anti-aging moisturizer that will target a myriad of concerns. 
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Review: Kate Somerville Goat Milk Collection

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Review of the new Kate Somerville Goat Milk Collection.
I have been anxiously awaiting the release of additional products to the Goat Milk collection and was so thrilled to see a cleanser and eye cream as part of the new launch! I have been using the old Goat Milk moisturizer for awhile and loved how hydrating it was, yet never greasy. Here are my thoughts on all the products in the collection:
Review of the new Kate Somerville Goat Milk Collection.
1. Kate Somerville Goat Milk Eye Balm – I have a ton of eye creams in my collection, but frankly this is one of the only stick balms. Initially I was worried it would feel greasy or slimy under the eye (we all know by now I am quite judgey during my first impressions with products), but after the first swipe I fell intensely in love with it. It felt cooling, soothing and calming to my under eye area, and find that it does wonders for puffiness especially in the morning when I first wake up. During my recent road trip, I would actually keep it on my bedside and apply it in the morning to help soothe my eyes (I wake up with them puffy and sensitive many mornings). I can see myself keeping this in my bag when traveling because it’s a great touch up product to help instantly hydrate under my eyes.
Review of the new Kate Somerville Goat Milk Collection.
2. Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream – There has definitely been a divide on opinions of this new Goat Milk moisturizer formula. I happen to fall into the “like” camp and this new formula still works really well for my skin. It continues to hydrate intensely and does wonders when my skin is feeling sensitive or irritated. However, I used to prefer the old formula as my morning moisturizer under my makeup, but with the new release I save it for evenings mostly. I can get a bit shiny during the day when using this one, which is why I like to save it for my nighttime routine. That being said, it is still a staple in my skincare collection and helps to replenish any moisture loss I had during the day and I wake up with incredibly soft, smooth and glowing skin.
Review of the new Kate Somerville Goat Milk Collection.
3. Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser – I know it’s a bit early, but this cleanser has already made its way into my favorites. The texture is one of the smoothest, decadent yet effective balms I have tried in a long time. I prefer to use it as a second cleanse because I don’t want to waste it on removing makeup, BUT I have to say it does a phenomenal job at it. I can get off almost all of my makeup (some mascaras still require an oil) with this cleanser. During the course of my trip, I have been using it as a treatment by massaging it into the skin and leaving it on for 3-5 minutes, then removing with a warm washcloth. I have found that my skin responds so well to this technique – afterwards it looks radiant, fresh, hydrated and incredibly even. I test out a ton of cleansers, but there are only a select few that I will choose to repurchase. THIS will be on my repurchase list for sure.
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