Hi, I'm Anthea! I'm a native Californian who is passionate about chemistry and skincare, as well as beauty. I love helping others find products that will be effective for them and I enjoy learning about the science behind my favorite cosmetics.
My absolute favorite sunscreen! Leaves no white cast, non-greasy, dries quickly, and is perfect to use under makeup. Plus, it has impressively high SPF. It took me a while to find a sunscreen I actually liked using, but after finding this I have no desire to try other sunscreens.
The texture of this mask is light and gel-like and it is surprisingly hydrating and cooling. It’s the perfect last step in a nighttime routine if you want to add a little more moisture to your skin, and I think most skin types could benefit from it. The one thing I didn’t enjoy about it was the fragrance, it was a bit strong for my taste.
I have this in the shade Opal and it is a beautiful natural golden color. I could see it working for almost every skintone! This a a dewy but intense highlight and a little goes a very long way. I only use the tiniest dot on my cheekbones. It is a great value for the price because it will take you forever to use it up. I've heard people say this formula would be best for dry skin but I have oily skin and it works well for me too. The only reason I took off one star is that sometimes when I apply it over my base makeup it disturbs the makeup underneath.
I love the way this makes my hair feel! I leave it in for just over 5 minutes and after I dry my hair it feels so soft and silky. Unfortunately I didn't notice a huge difference in how my hair looks, only how it feels. If this were at a cheaper price point I might rebuy but I'd rather use a deep conditioner that has a visible effect as well. However if you have fine hair, you might love this because it is light and not greasy or heavy like some hair masks can be.
This is my absolute holy grail makeup tool. I was skeptical about paying $20 for a little sponge at first but I'm so glad I did. The sponge is durable and makes it so easy to apply foundation. I find that the finish of foundation applied with the Beautyblender is much more flawless than when I apply foundation with my fingers or a brush, Also, it is great for applying powder without disturbing the rest of your makeup, This is seriously a game-changer and a product that's worth the splurge.
I like these all right and I use them for concealing and in hard to reach places like the sides of my nose and under my eyes but I just don't think they're necessary. They don't do anything the original BeautyBlender doesn't. I do use them sometimes but I just don't reach for them that often because I don't need them. Plus they are so tiny that it is easy to misplace them. Overall I think this product is a good idea but is better in concept than execution, and they are expensive for what you get.
I bought this as a face scrub, but soon decided it was too harsh to use on my face. I'm not disappointed, though, because this is great as a body scrub! It has the most refreshing scent and I love the blue-green color. I also noticed that it moisturizes my skin and doesn't leave it dried out like some scrubs. The fact that it's all natural only makes it better!
These are a staple in my skincare routine. Even when I don't use them on my whole face, I still remove at least my eye makeup with them. I haven't tried anything else that can get my waterproof eyeliner and mascara off as easily as these. They're exactly what a good makeup removing wipe should be :) I wouldn't recommend using them as your only cleanse though!
It's effective and gentle. It doesn't irritate or burn my sensitive eyes, which I love. It does struggle to completely remove my mascara though, so I think it could be a little better in that aspect. The value is pretty good, but I don't know if I'd repurchase because there are drugstore eye makeup removers I enjoy just as much.