If I’m honest with myself I’ll admit that 30+ in an SPF is far too low. I’d rather sport 85 or more on my face but this hasn’t prevented me from recently falling in love with Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion SPF 30.
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I randomly purchased Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion recently when trying to sort through inexpensive drugstore SPF’s to review here on Musings. I actually put it in my cart and tossed it out several times as I wasn’t interested in such a low SPF. However, it did finally make it’s way home with me and I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it.
The formula is a nice dreamy, creamy, quick absorbing, moisturizing SPF. I probably wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with oily skin however if you have dry skin it’s a god sent. Oily skin chicas beware even though it sports “oil free” in the name it still manages to feel a tad greasy upon first application. After it absorbs my face feels dewy and moist but not greasy or oily. SPF tends to make my face look like a mirror however my dry skin seems to like this alot and it absorbs easily without leaving behind a hot mess.
With a $6 price tag and such a nice formula I find that Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion might make a fine Winter SPF. Wish this had a higher SPF because I can easily see it as being my go to for Summer protection. Good stuff.
What’s your favorite drugstore SPF?
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Although Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths aren’t going to change the way you remove your makeup they will make it easier for the days you are feeling a tiny bit lazy!
Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths are a brand new addition to the expanded skincare collection from Soap & Glory that was released in the UK a few months ago. These new wipes are available in a pack of 25 for $6.99. Not sure I’m feeling the cheap factor here as you can probably get a cheaper brand of cleansing clothes or at the very least a bigger size for less or the same price. However, they won’t be Soap & Glory or sport the cute pink packaging I’m quite fond of teehee!
As with most cleansing wipes, Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths aren’t going to remove waterproof mascara or harder to remove makeup however they are nice for having around for days you’re feeling a bit lazy and just want to wipe it off quickly. They have a subtle floral scent that’s quite pretty but could prove a bit much for those sensitive to fragrance. The wipes are quite large and thick which makes it easy to use one for your entire face. They feel quite gentle on my skin and don’t leave behind a sticky residue. Supposedly you can cleanse, tone, and with a bit of pressure exfoliate your face. Well, cleanse and tone yes but not really much of exfoliator, at least not for my dry as hades skin.
Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths are a nice travel friendly makeup remover or good for those days you aren’t feeling the love for an entire skincare removal regime. Nice to have around for quickie clean ups but definitely won’t take the place of my other removal products!
The Muse has raved about Lush Skincare a plenty but she doesn’t think she ever took the time out to review Lush Masks for you. Gasp! Horror! Apologies I’m unsure why their masks never came up prior to this. Forgive me?
Jump ahead to check one of my favorite masks from Lush out!
I’m actually going to admit that I avoid Lush Masks whenever possible. You might wonder why. Allow me to explain.
Lush Masks are normally sold fresh in store and are unavailable (aside from the UK) for purchase from mail order. If you’re in the UK you can purchase them via mail order however those ordering from Lush US are unable to purchase them as they are shipped from Canada so by the time you get your mask it’ll be into it’s expiration date. Ahh…second reason I don’t buy masks much…expiration date. Masks expire within a range of two, three, or four weeks. I find that I stick them in the fridge and never get around to actually using one complete pot before tossing it. I normally try to rush it along by using heaps of the mask on my face so as not to toss it out.
I’ve tried all the masks from Lush and I have to say as much as I adore Lush Skincare the masks aren’t anything to get too excited about. My favorites are A Crash Course in Skincare, Cupcake, and Mask of Magnaminty (this one has a far longer shelf life).
After all my experiments with Lush Masks I’ve never really seen dramatic results which is another reason I stopped using them. By the way many of them smell absolutely awful too, gag! A Crash Course in Skincare smells decent enough with a bit of lime and avocado, sorta of green and herbal like. Not entirely pleasant as it has some sort of underlay of an unidentifiable note but not terrible either.
A Crash Course in Skincare is supposedly a deep cleansing, calming, soothing mask. It has a blend of avocados, yogurt, and clay to refreshen skin. According to Lush you’ll see immediate results. Personally, it feels very nice on my skin, quite cooling after a time in my fridge, and does leave skin dewy with a faint glow but nothing that’s lasting. I normally use it (if I do indulge which is rare) prior to bed and I don’t really wake up with incredible, oh my god skin after use. I apply. let sit for 10-20 minutes, and wash off with cool water. Sure, my skin looks quite nice afterward but guess what? My skin always looks good after a quick rinse with cool water.
The novelty of Lush masks sure does appeal but I’d honestly rather splurge on a pack of Kanebo Super Moisturizing Masks. I see better results.
If you’ve ever been interested in trying Lush Masks they are worthy of a look at but don’t expect miracles.
Anyone a Lush Mask fan?
Tell us your favs and how they make your skin look good!
My skin is ever thankful Clarins as your Super Restorative Wake-Up Lotion does the trick of reviving it and making it go from dull to pretty once again!
Find out more after the jump!
Clarins Super Restorative Wake-Up Lotion isn’t your traditional facial lotion as it has a watery, gel-like consistency that mimics that of a toner. Clarins Super Restorative Wake-Up Lotion quite reminds me of Guerlain Issima Success Model Smoothing Toner in formula and texture. If you’re familiar with this product you’ll understand the formula of Clarins.
The lotion is rather great for Summer wear as it’s very light and allows for a nice moist application that leaves skin dewy and ready for makeup without making my skin greasy or oily as some lotions are known to do in the Summer. It’s also one less step as I can easily skip toner! To use the lotion you can tap onto skin gently or dampen a cotton pad and pat on. The formula tends to feel sticky on the skin but after dry down it leaves a nice moisturized, soft finish behind.
At the moment Clarins Super Restorative Wake-Up Lotion is my go to item for fresh, moist Summer skin without having to deal with heavier creams. It’s perfect wear for Summer and preps my skin beautifully for foundation and makeup.
Moyoco Anno is a Japanese Manga Artist, if you like manga you make recognize her work from serials such as Flowers & Bees and Sugar Sugar Rune. Teaming up with Shu Uemura, Moyoco Anno recently released Shu Cleansing Oil featuring bottles designed by Moyoco Anno herself.
Jump ahead for a peep!
Although Shu’s iconic cleansing oil remains the same, the bottles containing the oil get a sassy update with these limited edition designs.
shu uemura ‘Moyoco Anno Skin Purifier’ High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil
This bottle features vines and heart shaped flower petals and a design of a Tokyo kamon girl.
shu uemura ‘Skin Purifier’ Premium A/O Cleansing Beauty Oil
This bottle features a Japanese pine tree inspired by the deep, austere green of the cleansing oil.
shu uemura ‘Moyoco Anno Skin Purifier – Fresh’ High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil
One of my personal favorite bottles because of it’s pink color this one features a innocent kamon girl with cute cherry blossom-like design. The sweetness and innocence of the pink design are kawaii!
shu uemura ‘Moyoco Anno White Recovery EX+’ Brightening Cleansing Oil
EX is my favorite cleansing oil and features a combination of traditional Japanese designs in purple and green!
shu uemura ‘Moyoco Anno Skin Purifier’ High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil
Lastly this biottle features a mix of monotone checkered patters and a Tokyo kamon girl amidst a spray of energizing orange.
Each bottle is whimsical, sweet and worthy of a peep. I was thinking of picking one or two up and when I’m through with the oil inside I can always refill after repurchasing my normal bottle of cleaning oil from Shu. I can’t help myself I’m a fan of manga and these are too cute to pass up.