Month: November 2016

Laura Mercier

These two skincare items are part of the Flawless Skin collection from Laura Mercier. The Face Polish is an item that I have used many times and loved, and the Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil is a new item for me that I thought I would try out. Continue reading below for my thoughts on these two items from Laura Mercier. 

Laura Mercier

The Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish is a creamy, cleansing facial scrub. It retails for $32 and you get 3.4 ounces of product. This scrub is a physical exfoliant, that removes dead skin cells to leave skin smooth and even toned. I love this product because it is an effective exfoliator, without being overly gritty or aggressive like some scrubs. I don’t use it every day, but a few times a week and find that it help to brighten my skin up and remove built up grime and impurities from the week.

While I love this item, I don’t plan on repurchasing it because it contains microbeads. The microbeads do help to exfoliate, but there are many claims that they are harmful to the environment. Many companies have begun banning the use of microbeads in their products, and I am hoping the Laura Mercier will follow suit and revamp this product with an environmentally friendly exfoliant. Thankfully, there are scrubs on the market with natural physical exfoliants, such as the Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator, or the Mario Badescu Almond & Honey Face Scrub

Laura Mercier

The second item I picked up is the Flawless Skin Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil. This oil is a lightweight blend of nourishing oils that infuse the skin while balancing moisture. It contains rosehip seed oil, kukui and macadamia seed oils, sunflower seed oil, in addition to a few other oils, squalane, and vitamins. It does contain fragrance, so if your skin is sensitive to fragrances you will want to keep that in mind, but my skin seems to do just fine with the amount in this product and I have skin that is reactive to fragrance. It is also dermatologist tested and non comedogenic. 

While I have oily skin, in the winter my skin does get dehydrated, especially on days where I am outside most of the day or in windy conditions. I use this oil all over my face, gently massaging and patting it in to my entire face and neck before bed. This product does not seem to clog my pores or cause me to break out, but instead provides me with a much needed boost of hydration and nourishment. My skin seems more plump and nourished, and just restored in general. Whether you suffer from dry skin, or just need some help from stress or lack of sleep, then I recommend trying this product. I do not use this product very often, but when I need it, it is perfect. It is on the pricy side, $62 for 1 ounce, but a little goes a very long way. A few pumps covers my entire face and neck, and those pumps barely make a dent in the amount in the bottle. 

In addition to nourishing skin, this product can also multi task. Use this oil to nourish cuticles, tame flyaways, or as an addition to your moisturizer or foundation. 

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For somebody who has incredibly oily skin, I have the driest lips. I have been plagued with chronically dry, chapped lips for as long as I can remember. Sure, being a total band nerd and playing the trombone for years didn’t help my chapped lip situation, but a nerds gotta do what a nerds gotta […]

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Despite the fact that there is nothing particularly autumnal about this soup other than the color, I always seem to remember to make it in the fall, and remember how simple and delicious it is. I was first introduced to this recipe by my mother a few years ago, and absolutely love it. This soup is […]

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