Elizabeth Arden White Glove Extreme Cleanser Review

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a wonderful day. I recently purchased the Elizabeth Arden White Glove Extreme’s clarifying foam cleanser from Marshalls. I was super excited to find this and other Elizabeth Arden products (Side note- Marshalls now has some higher end makeup and skin care products. I noticed some NARS foundations, Tarte palettes, Too Face lipsticks and eye liners, and a bunch of other products) and I was pretty pumped to find these things! I told myself I was going in for some muffin tins and chia seeds so I had to justify getting this $12.99 CAN cleanser, but I was running out of my other cleanser, so all was well. I felt strong that day, I wanted a blue Too Faced eyeliner and a few beauty brushes but I resisted.

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 4.38.49 PMThe formula itself is a really soft foam that applied nicely. A little bit went along way as I found myself with a lot of excess product on my hands when I done applying. It smells great, not to much like chemicals or perfume which I enjoy in a cleanser. I just splash my face with water to wash off the product and I found that it didn’t slip around into my hairline or down my neck. Wasn’t too drying when I padded my face down with a cloth, but after a few washes that changed.

I had high hopes for this product. I have combination skin, dry in the nose and cheek area but oily on my chinScreen Shot 2017-03-24 at 4.39.37 PM and forehead. The first time I used it, the redness in my face was gone! Like no joke, my skin is so poor that it’s just bright red right after I wash it and moisturize. It was still a bit blotchy in some areas but that’s just my sensitive areas (by my jawline). I used the product for about 2 weeks before I noticed the dry and burning sensation it had on my nose and cheek area. The redness was still gone but my skin hurt to touch. There were days where I wouldn’t wear any makeup and I would have 2 large red marks on my cheeks just under my eyes and towards my nose. I felt my skin stretching when I yawned and I just felt so uncomfortable throughout the day. I stopped using this product and switched back to my Spectro cleanser to help with my dryness.I will say that I did notice my forehead and chin were a lot less shiny! I was happy with how it looked and noticed a rather large difference! So if you have oily skin, this may be the product for you!

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 4.39.56 PMOverall, this product was not for me and it didn’t meet my expectations. I didn’t see any difference in my acne or dryness, just made it worse. It did however decrease my redness and oily parts of my skin. Let me know if you have tried this product, i’m interested on your thoughts! Hope you all enjoyed this little post and I will talk to you soon!

Have a great day,

EM

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Winter SkinCare Routine

The winter is rough…..especially when it comes to my skin. Every winter it seems my skin decides to act differently. Last year I had a lot of blemishes and this year it’s so dry!! For the last few cold months I have been trying out new skin care products. I have finally found a good range to keep up a routine.

 

I first start by taking off my makeup. I prefer to use makeup remover wipes because I feel i’m not cloggimg_2706ing my pores with the half water/half oil removers (just a personal preference). I use the Kirkland makeup removers and have been using them for a super long time! My roommate in first year got me hooked on these. It’s around $15 and you get 150 wipes! I believe it’s 4 big packs and 2 travel packs of wipes. They are not dry and leave a fresh cooling feel (which i’ve learned doesn’t always happen with other products). After taking off all my makeup, I wet my face with cool water and apply my cleanser. I have been using Spectro Acne Prone Wash. This product is $15-17 which I find expensive for a drugstore cleanser but it works really well! It really gets out the dirt and left over chemicals from my makeup remover. After rinsing it all off with a few splashes of cold water, I pat it down with a dry cloth. It’s important to pat down and not rub so you’re not irritating the skin. After cleaning, I like to take my FirstAidBeauty Facial Radiance Pads and swipe a single pad across my face and down into my neck. It exfoliates and tones my skin.

img_2707Letting those pads settle into my skin, I brush my teeth, floss (okay sometimes I floss), and rinse with mouth wash, I like to add a serum. I use the FirstAidBeauty Facial Repair Hydrating Serum, which oh my goodness is amazing!  It is so hydrating and makes my skin super soft. I just take the smallest amount and wipe it all over my face and neck. Then heading downstairs to either get ready for the day or head to bed I like to spritz Mario Badescu Facial Spray all over my face and then carry on to putting on my Nivea lip balm to moisturize my lips.

This routine has left my skin feeling less dry in these cold wintery months! I absolutely love these products and I hope this little routine blurb helps you in choosing good hydrating products. If you have any products that you incorporate in your routine please let me know in the comments 🙂 Thanks so much for reading….Byyyeeee!! xoxoxo