Hello, my lovely friends! How are you all today?! Welcome to the first day of the new month, which means the first installment of my new series, Fresh-Faced February! In my next few posts, I will be talking you through some of my fresh, new skincare/makeup products and how to give your face a fresh start for the new year.
Now before one can do their makeup, they must start with a clean face. Before I set you loose on some of the makeup items I've been loving, I thought I'd talk you through some of the skin care products I've been loving! (This is where the 'Fresh-Faced' part comes in!)
The Formula 10.0.6 skincare brand was lovely enough to send me 10 products from their collection. Can you believe that?! I still can't! Today, I am going to tell you about all the products and why I love them so much.
I'm going to review the products in the order in which I would use them so you can get a better feel of my routine.
Wipe Your Face Off Make-Up Removing Facial Wipes
Whenever I wear heavy makeup, the first product in my skin care/makeup removal routine is face wipes! Formula 10.0.6 kindly sent me two packages of their facial wipes. These wipes have a very light scent. Although it says the smell is passionfruit and apple, I'm getting more of an
. However, I am not complaining because apple is my favorite scent of all time! appley tone
After using 2 wipes, all of my makeup was visibly removed. Even my mascara! I was incredibly surprised by how powerful yet gentle these wipes are. I was really getting into my lashes and it didn't irritate my eyes in the slightest. Also, they didn't leave my skin feeling incredibly dry or covered in gunk. I was very pleased!
I never use only face wipes in my makeup removal routine. However, I know that after a long, tiring night, the last thing someone would want to do is their whole skin care regime. In this case, these face wipes are the ones for you! Although on the package it says there's no need to rinse afterwards,
I don't think one should ever leave residue from makeup wipes on their skin. To avoid this, rinse and moisturize afterwards, if you have the time or energy! Especially if you have dry skin.
Keep Me Clean Clarifying Facial Wipes
These wipes are pretty identical to the ones above, except the scent and the purpose differs. The facial wipes above aimed to remove your makeup, while these Keep Me Clean Clarifying Facial Wipes aim to clarify. Duh! Also, the witch hazel present in these wipes helps to tone the skin.
Similar to the Wipe Your Face Off Make-Up Removing wipes, the wipes in this package do not irritate my skin or eyes, nor do they leave behind any residue. I absolutely love them!
The scent of these wipes is very fresh, and although it doesn't claim to, these wipes work just as well to remove makeup. I would personally buy these wipes over the makeup-removing facial wipes, but that is only because I do not wear that much makeup. I love them both!
The lovely people at 10.0.6 also sent me a couple of these cute lookin' cleansers! I was so excited when I saw these. I've never had anything like them before. How pretty are they?!
So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser: Original Formula
The first cleanser I tried was the So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser: Original Formula. The first thing I noticed about this product was that it has a very strong scent. However, the scent didn't throw me off one bit.
This product really did help to reduce the appearance of my blemishes, and although it doesn't advertise it on the bottle, it got all of my makeup off like a rockstar. It can burn quite a lot if it gets near your eyes, so be careful!
To use this product, I squirt the cleanser on a cotton wool ball and rub it over my face, AVOIDING MY EYES. If you are going to use this, make sure to wash it off with a warm cloth and follow up your skin care regime with moisturizer. The ingredients in this product are very strong and drying, and you wouldn't want them sitting on your skin! If I use this product, I tend to skip on the makeup wipes. There's really no need for both, unless you're wearing a lot of makeup or you just really want to!
So Totally Clean Everyday Cleanser: Sensitive Formula
The second cleanser I was gifted was the So Totally Clean Everyday Cleanser: Sensitive Formula. This cleanser is a lot less harsh than it's orange counterpart. Rather than helping to fight acne, this blue beauty simply aims to cleanse. For those of you who aren't very prone to acne, this cleanser is the one for you!
I use this cleanser the same way as I use it's orange sister: a cotton wool ball to the face. As I said above, if I were you, I wouldn't leave this product sitting on my skin. I would personally rinse it off and follow it with an actual cleanser.
Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser
If I didn't have enough cleansers already, I got one more! This cleanser comes out as clear gel, and it smells ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The product foams up well and leaves no residue on my face. It just works!
To use this cleanser, I take a dime sized amount and smooth it over my face. I then use my Clarisonic to work it into my skin.
Three Times Sublime 3 in 1 Blackhead Wash + Scrub + Mask
This is the Three Times Sublime wonder product, and It. Is. Great. This multitasking product has the power to cleanse, exfoliate, and be a face mask. Although it claims to be a face wash, I believe it works more on the exfoliator/mask side of things. It has a rough, grainy texture which I really love, and which always search for in exfoliants. When the product dries, it turns into a face mask. How cool is that?! Not to mention it smells like greatness.
I use this scrub after I cleanse my skin. I exfoliate with it and let it sit until it dries, then I wash it off with a warm cloth. It leaves my skin feeling soft and rejuvenated!
Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask
This mask is absolutely fantastic. It's a kaolin clay mask that works to draw out impurities and detox your skin. It applies smoothly and evenly, and it smells of strawberries. IT'S FREAKIN' GREAT! For those of you who are wondering (I know I was), yarrow is a super cute flowering plant!
To use this, I take a big ol' amount of the product, smooth it over my face, AVOIDING MY EYES, and wait for it to dry. After it dries, I wipe it off with a warm, damp cloth and follow up with a moisturizer. Always moisturize after your mask!
Get Your Glow On Skin-Brightening Peel Mask
THIS IS SO COOL. For those of you who aren't familiar with a peel-off mask, it's basically a mask that you slather on your face, and when it sets, it forms a second skin which you then peel off. Get Your Glow On Skin-Brightening Peel Mask in particular smells of citrus, and I wish they would make a candle out of it. This mask makes such a wonderful addition to one's pamper routine. It's extremely fun to peel off, and it leaves your skin feeling really moisturized! I'm not sure how well it works to actually brighten your skin, but it's fun either way!
Unlike the clay mask, I use this mask after my exfoliator and before my moisturizer.
Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer
This is one of the two moisturizers that Formula 10.0.6 has kindly sent me. I don't have very oily skin, so I decided to give this moisturizer to Matt (my boyfriend) who has a more oily complexion than I do. Here's what he sad to say about it!
"The 10.0.6 moisturizer lived up to what it says on the bottle. I'm shine free and it smells and feels good!"
When I asked him to elaborate on the product, he told me it smells like leaves and that it has the consistency of ointment. I don't know why that cracks me up so much, but it does. Who knew leaves and ointment could be so enjoyable?!
Picture Perfect Day Daily Moisturizer
The second moisturizer I was gifted was the Picture Perfect Day Daily Moisturizer. My first impression of this product was that it smells quite strange, like guava mixed with a bad sunscreen. When it comes to consistency, it is very thick yet it doesn't take much to coat your entire face.
I am writing this review from the P.O.V. of someone with combination skin. Normally, the skin on my nose and t-zone tends to get severely dry, yet those are the areas that become the shiniest. After applying 2 coats of moisturizer, I was left feeling sticky and shiny. However, I no longer had dry patches on my nose or forehead. I believe this was due to the sticky feeling, whatever may have caused that. I easily got rid of the shine by using toilet paper and dabbing my nose an forehead to remove the access oil.
If you have oily skin, I suggest you purchase the other moisturizer. However, if you have dry skin or are looking for and overnight face cream, this would be perfect for you! It truly gets the job done.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to the Formula 10.0.6 brand for sending me all of these gorgeous products! I really do love all of these products, and I wouldn't be writing so highly of them if I didn't!
If any of you would like to purchase these products, visit the 10.0.6 website by clicking here!
That's it for the first post of Fresh-Faced February! I will (hopefully) see you all next week for another FFF post! Stay tuned!