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Review: Trader Joe’s Face Lotion SPF 15

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share my thoughts on the Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15…whoa, is that a mouthful or what?

I purchased this around March because I was interested in a moisturizer with SPF. Most of the time, my makeup has SPF in it, but there were some that didn’t and I wanted to add this to my daily routine. I purchased this from Trader Joe’s for about $10.

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It is in a nice little bottle and the product is white. It feels like your basic moisturizer, nice and smooth. It’s easy to apply and after giving it about 10-15 minutes to absorb, I find that it doesn’t leave too much of a greasy feeling. I only feel it in my super oily spots like my t-zone and cheeks. Nothing a little bit of powder can’t fix.

Unfortunately, this product did not work for me. I didn’t notice until two weeks ago that it was causing breakouts on my forehead. I tend to have acne on my cheeks, but I’ve never really broken out on my forehead. It was just a lot of really small pimples, which would take forever to come to a head.

At first, I didn’t put two and two together. My mom asked if I tried anything new, and then I thought about the lotion. But I thought that it couldn’t be because the rest of my face was not breaking out as bad. Eventually, I decided to test out not using it for two days, and lo and behold, my forehead breakouts started healing.

It’s so odd, because I put it all over my face, but only my forehead was affected. But the lotion was the culprit and now my forehead is virtually clear.

I’m not sure why it did that, but I’ll let you guys know what type of skin I have and maybe if you have the same issues, you can avoid this product. I have oily skin, prone to acne on my cheeks and chin. I’ve used many products and have almost never had breakouts from them, only the NYX color corrector palette.

I hope you guys found this helpful! Let me know if you’ve tried the lotion and if it worked out for you.

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IT Cosmetics: Your Skin But Better Review

Hello everyone!

Today, I’m reviewing the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. I’ve been testing it out for a little over a month and I absolutely love it! I originally picked it up because my skin was dry and this claimed to be hydrating. Also, since spring is here, the sun has been coming out more and this has a lot of SPF. I’m really happy that I happened upon it.

Its claims to be: color correcting, full coverage, 50 SPF, anti-aging and hydrating. That’s a lot of claims. Also, it states if you wear it out in the sun for a long period of time, reapply about every two hours.

The first thing that impressed me was the packaging.

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It comes in the large tube, which holds 1.08 fl. oz. of product. The cap comes off, and it has a pump application, which I’m a huge fan of! The pump helps keep everything nice and neat. It also stops people for using too much product. The cap allows the product to stand on the pump area, so that even when you’re running low on the product, you can still get to it. Pumps that are at the top usually have a hard time getting the product, when it’s too low. It’s also travel friendly, because the cap prevents anything from pushing the pump in your bag.

So now the most important part: the application. I’m in the color Tan. First, I recommend not pushing the pump all the way. Instead, go halfway and add more when necessary. When I first used it, I pushed it all the way down, and ended up with way too much product. The way I apply it is by using my finger to dot it on my face, then I use a damp complexion sponge to buff it in.

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It is definitely hydrating! I do apply moisturizer before, but sometimes I don’t, and it still holds up. I feel so much better wearing this through the day, especially when the sun is out because I know my skin is protected with SPF.

It says that it’s full-coverage, and I agree. But, it is definitely build-able. I can either go for a sheer look, where it just evens out my skin tone, or full-coverage, where all my blemishes are covered.

It stays on for a long time, about six to seven hours, but it does tend to get shiny/oily. I have oily combination skin, so that’s most likely why. I apply some setting powder to prevent that from happening. Also, it tends to smell like sunscreen for a couple minutes when you first put it on, but eventually fades away. That’s the SPF, and I don’t really mind the smell.

It is quite pricey. I bought it from ULTA for $38, but to me, it’s worth it! My skin has been having a hard time because the weather went from freezing and super windy, to really hot. It is oily, but now has more dry patches than usual. This CC-cream helps hydrate my dry spots and provides SPF protections, which I love. Definitely recommend! Have you guys tried it? If so, what do you think about it?

Thanks so much for reading!

Review: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

Hello there!

Today, I wanted to talk about my favorite CC cream. It’s the Clinique Moisture Surge CC cream. I love this because it’s super lightweight on your face, perfect for when you want that no-makeup/natural look. CC stands for a color correcting, and this cream does that for me.

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It helps even out my skin color and lessen the redness I have. It is quite opaque , so if you’re looking for more coverage, I wouldn’t suggest this. The moisture it provides is amazing. I love using this on super cold days, because my face tends to get flaky, because it gets so dry from the wind and such, even with a regular moisturizer on.

This is an oil-free CC cream, but if you do have oily skin, I wouldn’t suggest it, unless you have a super good setting powder. The reason for that is because it is meant to moisturize your skin, and the finishing look is a dewy/glowy type of finish.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream in Medium Deep.

When you have oily skin, this might make you too shiny. In the picture above, (sorry I know it’s not the sharpest quality), you can see the glow it gives, but still keeps it looking  natural. I usually just apply some powder on my cheeks and on the corners of my nose, to lessen the dewy look a little bit. Using this out in the sun is great because it has 30 spf. Also, the light coverage and glowy natural look is perfect for the summer, when you just don’t want to wear a lot of makeup.

It is a little pricey. It’s $37.00 at the Belk counter. There is 1.4 fl. oz of the product, and a little goes a long way. Since I usually just use it for the “natural look”, I don’t really put too much of it on. I’ve been using this product for about 3 years and one usually lasts me about half a year. I feel like the price is alright, seeing as it lasts that long and actually works.

Let me know if you guys have tried it or if you have any questions!

Thanks for reading!