By now, I assume my fellow beauty-addicts have changed their skin care routine to accommodate the climbing temps. But if you have not (or are just looking for a major upgrade in your cleansing game), check out this new set available at Sephora from Caudalie and Clarisonic.
Cream cleansers start to feel heavy this time of year. And while I love oils, I often need that second step after removing makeup to get a fresh and clean feeling. This set offers a balanced approach that doesn’t leave skin irritated or dry, but still super clean. Plus, the product combo brightens – something so crucial with the lighter makeup routine I’ve been embracing.
I had tried many of Caudalie’s products but the Instant Foaming Cleanser was new to me. It is gentle and straightforward. Plus, it offers that instant gratification to those of us who love the foam. The serum and sorbet both soften and hydrate skin and you cannot beat the cult-favorite Beauty Elixir.
Regular readers know I love the Clarisonic – if you don’t, you can read more thoughts here. But one new item I have been adoring are the new luxe brush heads. Since my skin is prone to redness, this fluffy and gentle option keeps my skin calm but still super clean. And it helps hydrate! Sold.
Burt’s Bees in not only a favorite drugstore brand but my definite pick when it comes to budget natural goodies. They hit shelves before natural was an official buzzword (over 30 years ago). And each of their products is carefully crafted from their iconic lip balm to their newest products.
The newest collection is designed to fight wrinkles with Hibiscus and Apple Rejuvenating Complex. I am dying to try the whole line, but for now I can report on the Renewal Refining Cleanser. I actually prefer this as a scrub – a creamy base has larger granules so make sure not to apply too vigorously. The ingredients work to plump and hydrate skin and after using my face is calm and incredibly soft. And I love the refreshing apple scent, especially for the coming summer!
Also new from the brand, Sheer Body Lotion is lightweight and not heavily scented. The formula contains Safflower Oil to smooth skin. I like to spray on right after the shower and let it soak in before I towel off. I can envision this being perfect on hotter (stickier!) days this summer.
Of course, my favorite launch was promptly chewed by my two (lucky they are adorable) puppies. I couldn’t find my new Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm for a couple days. Lo and behold, it was located in Tink’s bed slightly gnawed on but a goner nonetheless. Sigh.
A version of my favorite original lip balm, Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm uses the same beeswax and vitamin E but is slightly more nourishing. The slanted tip made it a breeze to use. And the peppermint left the best, subtle tingle.