Feburary Snowstorm Skincare Update

Looks like we’ve got ourselves a bit of a storm up here in the Northeast called Niko. It’s kind of odd that they name storms like this… I don’t remember that as a kid. Hurricane’s were the only ones that got names!

I wanted to share a little update today on my new skin care products and how they’re working out with my crazy weird skin.

Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer – I seriously love this stuff. I had the best skin month and a half in god knows how long, probably due to this moisturizer. Aaaaaand then I ran out. My inner product-junkie kept whispering in my ear to try something new so I put off buying until I figured out what I wanted to try next.

Here’s what Sephora has to say about it:

What it is:
A moisturizer to help skin retain its plump state, free of blemishes, visible pores, and roughness. 

What it is formulated to do:
This multiaction formula intensively corrects the appearance of unevenness such as visible pores, breakouts/blemish marks, and skin roughness. It renews the skin’s surface, revealing an incredibly smooth, uniform texture, while keeping skin hydrated all day long. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Sulfates 
– Phthalates 

Research results:
After 4 weeks: 
– 96% of users felt their skin was in its best condition ever with improvements in visible pores, the appearance of breakouts/ blemish marks, and skin roughness”


I concur, Sephora. I concur.


I had a deluxe sample of Korres Wild Rose Night Facial Cream and I think it made my skin break out a bit. I’m sad because I really wanted to like this stuff and could even get past the rose scent (yes, I am likely the only woman on earth who doesn’t care for rose-scented anything, ever). I guess I could give it another shot since I only have the sample size, but for now it is a no-go until my skin is back on track.

It’s back to Shiseido I go. I ordered another Ibuki moisturizer (I’m way too lazy/cold to go bricks & mortar style) so in the meantime, I am trying Bosica’s Oil-Free Nightly Hydration moisturizer. I originally wanted to wait to try this until the hotter months since it’s oil-free and bit light for winter until my current predicament. The past two nights I’ve used it, my skin felt smooth and almost as if there is silicone in the product. I have no complaints yet but I’ll likely stick with Sheseido and keep this Boscia back on reserve for spring.

Clarisonic Acne-Prone Face Brush – I like it. I don’t love it, but I like it. The thing is, it’s so rough even for me. I’m pretty tough when it comes to facial care and this thing just needed too much ‘breaking in’ for my taste. I’m not sure it’s doing anything better than the Deep Pore brush either, so I’ll stick to that one in the future.

Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment – I really like this eye gel. It’s smooth and silicone-y, which I like. It doesn’t burn my eyes or cause any irritation and seems to lighten the darkness under my eyes. I have a large sample size so I’ve been using it for the past 2 weeks or more, so I will officially make a decision once I’ve used up the container. Note: I only use this at night so I have yet to see what it does underneath makeup and if it performs well.

Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk – I bought this on a recommendation from a good friend and fellow product/beauty junkie. She never steers me wrong. I have tried this a few times and really like it. It smells like oranges and although it doesn’t foam up all that much like my Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, I really like that it has enzymes in it which unclog your pores. I can’t say if it really does all that yet but I sometimes use it as a 5-minute mask in the shower which is super convenient.

If anyone has any suggestions for things to try/review, let me know in the comments. I’m up for new products always! I hope to film a new YouTube video soon. Thanks for hanging out with me again 🙂

Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk


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