I readily admit to being a complete skincare and beauty devotee which entails hoarding products in an otherwise unrealistic fashion. My boyfriend calls it obsessive and I don’t argue with that assessment at all! Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed with the options and worry products will spoil before I even get to them, only to turn around and purchase 2 or 3 new products that same week – insanity! So it’s with a sense of accomplishment that I present to you my newly finished products, the ones I managed to finish amid the ever expanding collection of products.
A fantastic green option for the luxury girl looking for a clean shampoo that still has the presentation factor. I have done an in-depth full review which you can read here, but suffice it to say my opinions have remained largely unchanged. I found the shampoo to be low maintenance and a delight to use 2 times a week. It was a good balance to keep my hair from being a greasy mess without drying it. The scent grew on me and was never unpleasurable to start. I think this is a wonderful luxury item but wouldn’t recommend the budget conscious beauty save up for this if she’s after results as the bottle of Acure I’m currently testing offers really *surprisingly* good performance at a third of the price.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment
This was reviewed a LONG time ago (click link on product title to read that), but I needed to go through another tube to figure out how I felt. I do want to point out that this is a gel-serum like texture so those looking for a moisturizing eye treatment should look elsewhere. As an eye treatment, I cannot say if it did anything for heriditary dark undereye circles which I am extremely prone to but I also know this is not really something any products can treat. I did find that when my undereyes felt a little tight or tired, this provided the right amount of relief. Also very important is that this treatment does not ‘slip’ into eyes and has never irritated my VERY sensitive eye area. The applicator isn’t something I love so I just pump the dispenser onto my finger to apply which I find to be more precise. I was initially interested in this product because its premise was very similar to the Intelligent Nutrients Eye serum (next on my to try list) and I found it to be ultimately a pretty solid product, but it hasn’t kept me from trying other eye products either.
Arcona The Solution
As a massive fan of Arcona’s Gentle Solution which was recommended to me by Hazel, the owner of Nubonau, I had really high hopes for The Solution. These products are like mini chemical peels that are applied overnight to exfoliate, resurface and clear skin. I really enjoyed using the Gentle Solution so around March I decided to spring for The Solution which is a more powerful version of the same product, which I thought would be perfect for summer when my skin needs a stronger product. I was surprised that The Solution had a liquid texture while the Gentle Solution was like a gel, and this made The Solution difficult to apply. It also made it runny on the skin unless I really patted it in, which spelled trouble for my eyes when the acid would get in there. I just found it to be troublesome and not well made in this regard. The results seemed to be less impressive as well, but I’m attributing that to the difficulty of applying the product correctly. Would definitely not repurchase unless they reformulated.
Suki Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser
I am on my third jar of this cleanser which is the most popular product in the Suki line. It smells like a lemon lollipop and when used 1-2 times a week helps to slough off dead skin cells which is so necessary for blemished prone skin gals like me. I also like to use it to prepare my skin when I know I’m going to be using a super-serum so they are better absorbed. One of the key problems I noticed is that it’s nearly impossible to prevent moisture from getting into this jar because you have to scoop it out each time and even using it somewhere with water vapor (such as a shower) will interact with the product in the jar resulting in hard.. molten lumps which become difficult to scoop. I can pretty much only fully enjoy this the first month and last month of use before it has been exposed and when there is little left that it’s easier to scoop. The other gripe I have is that all of the Suki promotional pictures show a full jar of this cleanser but with all 3 jars, they came to me at about 80% full which I didn’t mind too much with the first jar but started feeling a bit misled after noticing all the brand new cleansers came with a lot of empty space. This is a great scrub but I’m looking for maybe a company that doesn’t rub me quite the wrong way.
Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?