Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Clean Face is a Happy Face

Well thanks to the wonders of my sinus infection - I'm up bright and early on my day off. So instead of laying in my bed tossing and turning, I figured I'd drag myself over to the computer & do a post I've been meaning to do for awhile now.

I think it's pretty common that us chicks are always looking for a good face wash/makeup remover. I can't even tell you how many I've tried - I've bought everything from drugstore brands to brands that cost wayyy more than they should. And to be honest with you, the ones that have impressed me the most are the ones that are reasonably priced and easy to get your hands on. I'm a strong believer in the fact that you don't have to pay alot for a good product. You don't need to spend $50 for makeup remover. And your face wash does not have to require you to take out a loan.

Now, for the record - I'd describe my skin as combination. I don't have a serious acne problem - but I am prone to breakouts if I don't seriously take care of my skin. If I go to sleep with makeup on, my skin will be a mess in the morning, so I can't afford to mess around.

Clean & Clear 3 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser
($8 at drugstores)

Balms Away Eye Makeup Remover
($19.80 at )

The thing I like most about the Clean & Clear cleanser is the fact that the exfoliants in it don't make it feel like you're slowly ripping your skin off with sandpaper. It's a super gentle formula, and when you wash it off, it makes your skin seriously feel cold - and it's super refreshing. I use it a lot in the shower and my skin feels tighter, smoother, and softer afterwards. I like the fact that it doesn't only clear breakouts - but it helps prevent future breakouts. I can honestly say that in the month I've been using this, my skin has never looked better. It's a pretty thick cream, too - so it's easy to apply and doesn't feel runny. The cream itself doesn't feel greasy or thick, so if you have oily skin, don't fear.

 Balms away was kind of a risk I took just because I was looking for something different to take off my eye makeup. Regardless of how awesome your face wash is, if you wear makeup - you need to use an eye makeup remover, too. Balms Away is in a balm form (obviously) and you just put a little the tips of your fingers, and then you rub the shit out of your eyes (which feels AMAZING). I usually do this before I wash my face since the formula is a bit greasy (it's full of lipids and vitamins which are great for keeping your lashes pretty), but even if you do it afterwards - just make sure you wipe it all off. If you plan on looking sexy while taking your makeup off - I will warn you that this makes you look a bit like a raccoon before you wipe it all off, but it does a great job at removing even clumpy mascara. It's also really convenient to take on trips because you don't have to worry about it spilling and the can is pretty compact. I slip it right in my makeup bag.

So if you're like every other girl who is constantly on the lookout for new products, give these two a try. I've been using both for a little over a month and my skin feels fantastic. If you guys have any questions or any other product recommendations - feel free to leave them in the comments below or just shoot me and email. Enjoy your weekends & try not to get sick like I am!! >:(

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Clean and clear is not sold in France but we have equally good alternatives, like nivea :)

I'd like to try the balm eye remover, it must be pretty different from what I'm used to !

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