While my beauty closet is overflowing and my boyfriend begs me to rid myself of “unnecessary” products (what’s that?), I started a mini cleanse. Here are a few of my current beauty buys NOT leaving the beauty closet until they’re empty.
[One] Kathleen Godfroy Matte Liquid Lipstick – I’m constantly on the hunt for the perfect lipstick and lipgloss combo and Kathlenee Godfroy’s matte liquid lipsticks tick both boxes. Unlike ordinary lipstick, the matte finish provides you a glow with rich, full pigments that are non-sticky, non-toxic, and waterproof. Kiss away!
[Two] MD Complete Acne Clearing Collection – I’ve suffered from acne-prone, sensitive skin my whole life and have tried every product under the sun. While at 28 I don’t break out as frequently as I use to, I still suffer from hormonal acne. To prevent and clear my breakouts, I turn to MD Complete by Dr. Brian Zelickson. Made with Green Tea, Ginseng & Gingko Biloba, the cleanser, Breakout Treatment, Pro Peel, and Healthy Skin Accelerator provide potent antioxidant protection while calming and smoothing skin without the drying effects.
[Three] Godfroy Lab Microneedling Dermaroller – At first glance, a Derma Roller may look intimidating as it is a hand-held device that a roller at the end covered with needles. However, the benefits of this product far outweighs first impressions. By using a derma roller, the top layer of the skin does receive a certain level of ‘trauma’ to accomplish this. The derma roller does not remove layers of the epidermis but rather top layer skin. Because of the minimal ‘trauma’ done to the skin by way of micro needles, your skin’s natural healing ability to heal itself all but cures a variety of skin issues such as acne, stretchmarks, scars, pigmentation, sun damage, fine & deep wrinkles, etc. Because no one’s skin is the same it is difficult to ascertain the number of sessions you might need to do. However, because these are actual needles puncturing the skin, to be safe it is best to do one session a month or once every 40 days
[Four] Dr. Brandt Skincare’s MAGNETIGHT Age-Defier – A magnet included in a face mask kit? Don’t be confused because it’s actually fun! The revolutionary magnetized mask counteracts the effects of stress and environmental damage that result in a look of premature aging. Through electromagnetic interactions, skin’s ability to rejuvenate itself is significantly enhanced for a younger and more vibrant appearance. Simply apply a thin layer onto the face and leave on for 5-10 minutes then wrap the magnet in a tissue and glide over face to remove the majority of product, and finally massage the remaining product to infuse the ingredients into the skin.
[Five] e.l.f New Arrivals – I’ve been a fan of e.l.f as long as I can remember and every time they come out with new products I feel a twinge of excitement. This round of new arrivals that are on my radar are the Hydrating Bubble Mask to remove excess dirt and cleanse pores like Korean skincare professionals, Exfoliating Scrub infused with purified water and vitamin E to polish away dead skin cells, and Makeup Remover Pen for mascara smears and uneven eyeliner. Keep up the innovation and unbeatable prices, e.l.f!