Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Other Weird Shit You Might Use Instead Of Toner

There are all these thingys that are supposed to make magic, so put down your cotton pads, pour a nickel sized puddle of one these guys in the palm of your hand and splash it all over your face.

La Mer The Radiant Infusion 
Boosts the micro-circulation, creating radiance. Or on me, redness. Boosts effectiveness of everything you put on top of it and give a healthy glow!

La Mer The Hydrating Infusion
Adds water to the deeper layers of the skin and helps your serums and moisturizers get delivered to those deeper areas. Yeah, sure, but I love the texture and would drink it if I could.

Dior Capture Totale One Essential
A detoxifyer that clears out your skin over time so that all the other shit you put on it works better. Somehow the way they phrase this makes me love it. It also is creamy like a serum not a toner.

 SK II Facial Treatment Essence 
Pitera (what is in this bottle with some water) will make you look like Linda Evangelista in the Freedom '90 video. It lightly exfoliates, is based on the ingredients in sake and did nothing to my skin. But I know people who swear that Jesus himself made this crap so you make the call. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dry out your grease before adding more!

Oily skin needs extra attention in the squeeky clean department, but you don't want to dry it out toooooo much, otherwise your skin will overcompensate and MAKE MORE OIL! So here are my ideas about what works but remember I have dry skin, so please leave a comment and tell me how effed up I am. I have arranged these from gentlest to careful. Proactive works, but on young skin! So don't even think it, Gramma.

Also I have noticed some really good prices on my Amazon links for this stuff (the blue words) so do some shopping, will ya? I have cats to feed here.

Shiseido Pureness Balancing Softener 

Clarins Toning Lotion Alcohol Free with Iris for Oily to Combination Skin,

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2

 Sea Breeze Astringent Original Formula 

Proactiv Solution Revitalizing Toner
I have no picture because you have to join the cult to get a good here's a shitty pic:
Proactiv Solution Revitalizing Toner 4 oz. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

That stuff you before serum and moisturizer but after cleanser....

Toner gets your skin ready for moisture and treatments. Like a sponge, your skin accepts moisture better when it's full of water. Toner also gets rid of any remnants of cleanser and any nasty things in the water you used to rinse chlorine and minerals. ALSO, if you have dry skin, like me, it is one more opportunity to add moisture. I love toners that have a gel texture. These are my faves:
Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence 

Laura Mercier Perfecting Water Rich

Erno Laszlo HydrapHel Skin Supplement 

Clarins Extra Comfort Toning Lotion