All posts tagged: Beauty Product

Best of Body Moisturizers – SaJe’s Picks

With all the glorious fall weather we have been enjoying in Toronto lately, it’s hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. Not only does it mean face-numbingly cold temperatures and inches of slushy melting snow everywhere, it also means that freezing temperatures and indoor heating will be wreaking havoc on our skin as well. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent dry skin problems during the winter. One of the most important things is moisturizing! Of course, there are tons of moisturizers out on the market right now and the most important thing is to choose the best one for your skin. Here are some of my choices: St. Ives – Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Moisturizer

Purity Made Simple – Philosophy

A  while back, I did a review on Philosophy’s moisturizer, Hope in a Jar, and promised that I would do a follow-up on Hope in a Jar and a review of the cleanser, Purity Made Simple, since I bought them together. (Click here for the review on Purity Made Simple). This foaming cleanser is meant to be used for all skin types but when I was at Sephora they recommended it to me because I have oily skin. I have really oily skin but this was way too drying, even for me – it left dry patches on my chin and around my nose. If you have dry or combination skin, STAY AWAY from this cleanser. I have stopped using it and may try it again during the summer. Purity Made Simple “deeply cleanses, tones, and removes make-up” according to the label on the back but I still felt the need to use toner afterwards. However, it did do a pretty good job of removing my make-up. The things I liked most about this cleanser are the “foaminess”, the clean scent and the packaging. I probably …

Hope in a Jar – Philosophy

I was at Sephora few weeks ago since I needed a new moisturizer. I came across these products by Philosophy and since their products are some of Sephora’s best-sellers, I wanted to give them a try. After a brief discussion with one of their beauty consultants or whatever you call them, I purchased Hope in a Jar (moisturizer) and Purity Made Simple (foaming cleanser.) I haven’t used the cleanser yet, so that will be saved for another time. Hope in a Jar is intended to be a moisturizer for all skin types. It has light almost gel-like consistency which good for my skin since it is quite oily. I don’t see how it would work for someone with really dry skin. The cream was absorbed very quickly which is a definite plus and did an adequate job of moisturizing my skin. The downside – it has the most curious scent. I’m used to it by now but at first there was a slight metallic smell that almost made me nauseous. Also, it contains lactic acid which is supposed to be exfoliating but I haven’t …