Price: $17.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 4 oz / 110 g
The Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask is designed to provide immediate intense hydration and to increase the skin's ability to retain moisture. This product is made of 99% natural ingredients.
To apply this treatment mask, you are supposed to apply a thick layer all over the face and the neck, after cleansing the face. They suggest to leave it on for 5-10 minutes, wipe it off with a tissue, and rub the rest of the product into the skin. It is intended to be used one or two times a week, but it can be used as needed. I have pretty dry skin all year round, and it is extremely dry during the colder months. This mask is quite interesting; it dries on the skin just like any other mask, but it rubs into the skin just like a thick moisturizer. It doesn't take too long for my skin to absorb the excess product, but I still prefer to use it at night. This mask leaves my face moisturized all night and my skin doesn't feel dry by the time I wake up. My skin is pretty acne prone and I didn't find this mask to break me out. In fact, I actually find that my blemishes calm down a bit after having this product on my skin.
Price: $12 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 1 oz
The Mario Badescu Silver Powder is a white skincare powder that comes in a white plastic jar. Mario Badescu suggests this product for people for "excessive, stubborn blackheads" and says, "this oil absorbent powder will help to unclog congested pores. Prevents blackheads and promotes a healthier complexion. You will see a remarkable difference after one application." They suggest to use the product once or twice a week. To use the powder, you dampen a cotton ball and dip it into the powder. This turns the product into a sort of paste, which you can apply to any congested areas on the face. After ten minutes, you wipe off the product with a toner or an astringent.
After applied to the skin, the paste dries down and feels like a thin mask on the face. It doesn't burn or sting whatsoever, and it is very easy to remove with a toner. I have pretty dry skin and I did not find the Silver Powder to dry it out any more. Mario Badescu claims that you can see a difference after one application, and honestly I did notice a difference. My biggest issue with clogged pores is the skin on either side of my nose, and after one use, I felt that my pores looks smaller and my skin felt less textured. I have been using the Silver Powder once or twice a week for over a month now, and while the problem still is not fixed, I am seeing an improvement in my skin. I would recommend this product, especially since it is pretty affordable.
Price: $7.30 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 2.25 fl oz / 66 mL (travel size)
The lotion is made with shea butter, ginseng and other natural extracts and contains vitamins A, C and E. It is also gluten free, paraben free, and vegan. The Hempz website claims that this lotion helps improve the overall health. All they said about the fragrance is floral and banana, which isn't too specific. I couldn't quite place the scent at first, but I can know smell the banana, as well as the floral. However, it's not too fruity scented, so if you don't like fruit scents I would still give this lotion a try. The lotion is on the thin side, which means that it dries quickly on the skin. It doesn't provide intense moisture like a thicker lotion would, but it does leave the skin feeling smooth and hydrated. I really like this lotion, and I have already purchased the full size because I like it so much!
Price: $6.97 * Buy At: Walmart * Size: 1.7 oz / 48 g
The L'Oreal Paris Hydra-Renewal Continuous Moisture Cream claims to be a rich, luxurious hydrating cream that provides abundant levels of moisture from morning to night. The product is recommended for dry and/or sensitive skin. The package says that it is formulated with Pro-Vitamin B5 to help protect against moisture loss and it claims to not clog pores. L'Oreal suggests to apply the cream by gently smoothing the cream onto the face and neck until it has been absorbed. You can use it morning and night, by itself or under makeup. The cream has a light chemically scent, but it's not that noticeable. It has a thicker texture and feel than a typical face lotion, but it doesn't feel all that thick. I have pretty dry skin, so I bought this cream to use as a heavy duty moisturizer at night. It has worked wonders on my skin and drastically improved my dryness. It definitely feels thicker and more heavy duty than a typical face lotion, but it's not that much different in formula. I have used this product for about a month and have not found it to clog my pores or break me out at all. I really enjoy this moisturizer and it is one of the cheaper nighttime face moisturizers on the market, so I would recommend it for sure!
Price: $1.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 1.5 fl oz / 44 mL
The EOS Cucumber Hand Lotion comes in a palm-sized, flat, light green package. It has a nice, light cucumber melon scent that isn't overwhelming. The lotion has a medium consistency, it's not thick or runny. It's not super moisturizing, but it does provide a bit of moisture, which would make it work great as a daytime lotion or a lotion to throw in your purse.
Price: $15 * Buy At: Abercrombie & Fitch * Size: 8.4 fl oz
The Abercrombie & Fitch Kittredge Prep Body Mist is a pink body spray with a typical spray nozzle. Abercrombie describes the scent as "crisp and fruity with hints of apricot, apple, and peach. Notes of creamy vanilla and freesia round out the scent with a soft finish". I definitely notice a citrusy scent and think that it works great for the spring and summer months. Kittredge Prep doesn't have the longest wear, but it is a body mist.
Price: $49.95 * Buy At: Khol's * Size: 1.7 fl oz
The Taylor by Taylor Swift Perfume comes in a clear bottle with a colorful top and gold accents. It has a circular gem on top and a removable band of pearls. The scent is described as "luscious lychee, sparkling tangerine, magnolia petals, blushing peony, hydrangea, vanilla orchid, creamy sandalwood, apricot nectar, cashmere musk and blonde woods." It has a sweet, feminine scent that is more on the mature side compared to Taylor's other scents Wonderstruck and Wonderstruck Enchanted. I think anyone that's a fan of Viva La Juicy (like me) would also enjoy Taylor by Taylor Swift.
Price: $4.80 * Buy At: Forever 21 * Contains: 60 Wipes
The Love & Beauty Rose Extract Makeup Cleansing Tissues are makeup removing wipes. They are quite thin, but I guess that's to be expected since they are called tissues instead of wipes. Even though they are thin, they do get the job done of removing eye makeup, but they don't do much to waterproof mascara. Unfortunately, they are unscented and don't smell like roses, which was pretty much the only reason I bought them. I think that I prefer the thicker wipes from Target or Walmart brand wipes, but I really like that these wipes have a secure closure that protects them from drying out.
Price: $5.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 6.75 fl oz / 200 ml
The Formula 10.0.06 So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser Acne Treatment is a thin toner-like liquid designed to "clear acne pimples, blackheads and whiteheads," and to "prevent the development of new acne blemishes."
Like many acne treatments, this one features salicylic acid as its active ingredient. The product doesn't really have a scent, but if anything I would say it has a sweet minty smell. The pack of the product says to apply a thin layer using a cotton ball on the affected area one to three times a day. One thing that I like about this product is that it doesn't overly dry my skin like most toners do. (not that this is a toner, it's just has a similar formula) While I can't attribute it all to this product, I have noticed my acne clearing up since using this product.
Price: $5.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz
The Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin Clarifying Mud Mask is a pale pink purple mask designed to go to work on clogged pores, eliminate impurities and clarify skin for instant complexion perfection.
The mask is fairly thin and took me about 3 pea sized dots to cover my face with a thin layer. The mask does dry the skin a little bit, but it's not bad, and it does leave the skin feeling firmer. The back of the tube says to apply to freshly cleansed and dried skin, apply a thin layer coating over face and neck, allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water. The tube also says to use the mask 1-3 times per week. I have used the mask 3 times in a week and didn't notice it doing anything weird to my skin or drying it more. It's hard to tell if this product is responsible for most of my acne clearing up (since I use multiple different products), but I have seen an improvement in my acne since using this mask. As for clearing clogged pores, I haven't really noticed a difference, which is upsetting since the pore unclogging claim is the main reason I bought the mask. However, the mask is inexpensive and I would suggest it to anyone looking for a basic face mask.