Puristry Skin Care

This toner is the shit. That’s really the most honest way to put it.

I was gifted this toner by Free Bunni. Free Bunni is a clean skincare and beauty subscription box. The Puristry Flower Water Toner was included in the most recent box.

Puristry focuses on simple, highly concentrated primary ingredients to deliver the best results. Each product uses a single hero ingredient focus for clean and specific results.

Etre Noir Skin Care

I’ve been using the Flower Water Toner for a few weeks now, and it is amazing for my dry skin. It leaves my skin so soft and supple and clean and slightly plumped. The scent is very floral and pleasant, and it has never irritated my skin. In fact, a little more than a week ago I was suffering from a rash on my neck (still don’t know what caused it!), and this toner calmed the itching and the irritation. The Puristry Flower Water Toner includes hyaluronic acid, which hydrates and softens, and witch hazel for purifying the pores.

And how chic and elegant is the packaging?! This toner is awesome if you’re looking for a cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free hydrating toner.

I don’t know what else to say except give this toner ($32) a try!

 

The Free Bunni subscription box includes five full size products for $70 per box

This item was gifted, but all thoughts are my own.

Skin Care I’m Bringing to the Icehotel

I’m very diligent about keeping my skin moisturized. It can be difficult because on the spectrum of oily to dry, my skin is much closer to dry. Next month I’m traveling to Sweden to visit the Icehotel! I’m expecting some extreme temperatures, so I’m being proactive about keeping my skin hydrated in such cold weather. I also like to pack light when I travel, so I’ll only be bringing the most efficient products. Here are a few of them:

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Glossier Super Bounce

  1. La Mer Moisturizing Cream – super thick and nourishing. Doesn’t absorb immediately, which I love because it acts as a sort of barrier between my skin and the elements.
  2. Glossier Super Bounce – hyaluronic acid holds moisture in the skin; loads and loads of moisture
  3. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist – a quick way to re-hydrate your skin throughout the day
  4. Clarins Instant Light Comfort Oil – a very comfortable and moisturizing lip oil; not sticky at all
  5. Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask – I put this mask on when I’m on any flight over three hours. When I take it off at my destination, my skin is always plump and juicy!

Do you have any skin care favorites that you can’t travel without? Let me know in the comments!

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V

I first heard of Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 on Into the Gloss. I read about it. I wasn’t convinced. I researched other reviews on other sites. Still wasn’t buying the level of hype surrounding this product. Here’s something you should understand about me: if a brand is French, I’m gonna try it. So I caved and ordered the travel size of the Lotion P50V 1970.

I’ll be honest–I’ve never had any major issues with my skin, the most problematic being how dry it was. I also had some slight texture on my cheeks. The first week of using Lotion P50V, the dryness disappeared but my skin looked more textured. I kept using it because it was a huge relief to have moisturized skin all day. Also, I know that some skin care products make your skin worse before it gets better. This was my experience with P50V. About two weeks later, I looked in the mirror and was pleasantly surprised at how plump and healthy my skin looked. The little texture I did have on my cheeks had disappeared, and my skin was smooth and glowing. I kept using it. My skin continued to look beautiful.

I sang it from the rooftops. I told all my friends and my mom to buy this stuff! I harassed them until they tried it. They picked the Lotion P50 that was right for their skin type, and they were converts, too. Seriously, this stuff has changed my skin. I haven’t searched for a heavy moisturizer in almost year, because it’s no longer necessary. The moisturizers I used to use are too much now.

As long as my skin keeps responding to Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50V, I’m going to keep obsessively stocking my bathroom with it. I buy mine from Rescue Spa. They have a travel size, which is what I ordered first because I didn’t know if I’d like it and didn’t want to waste money.

Let me know if you’ve tried Lotion P50 and your experience with it!