Product Review Category: SKINCARE

Boscia Luminizing Black Mask


Just say yes to charcoal! It’s super for drawing toxins out of your skin and it’s just a messy good time to use. Boscia’s Luminizing Black Mask is one of those peel-off deals, which is a blast, and leaves your skin, yes.. luminous. (Keep it around to scare your friends!)

Ghassool Moroccan Lava Clay

$22 for 9 oz jar , which can last a few months. I broke up with Mask of Magnaminty once I found Ghassool. It ‘s straight dirt, well clay , but my skin has never felt softer than after I use this mask.

Génifique Eye (Lancome)

In my never ending quest to find THE potion, lotion and/or elixir that will bring down my dark circles, I came across Lancôme’s Genifique Eye. I did notice a significant improvement in puffiness and my biggest beauty PITA, my dark circles, when I used it consistently. The thing is, I’m a Product Whore, and I have a very hard time using anything consistently, so distracted do I become by the NEXT new potion, lotion or elixir that crosses my path. DEFINITELY worth a try for anyone hoping to take on serious eye concerns.

Midnight Recovery Eye (Kiehls)

I know I’m not alone in saying that if I’m staying at someone’s house, I WILL go through their bathroom to see what products they use. It’s the Product Whore Way. You may just discover new favorites that way… and so it went with a recent weekend jaunt and Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye. I had left my eye cream at home (HORRORS) and skulking in my host’s cabinets was my only option. Luckily, this worked out in my favor, and I awoke in the morning with bright, hydrated and well-rested peepers. Now, how would I have known this had I exhibited proper etiquette? 😉

Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum (Naturopathica)

I was at work with a friend when she handed me a little tube of something. “Here”, she whispered. “You need a little of this.” Of all the things this could possibly be (a mento? a tic tac, a teeny tiny shot of red bull?) I never in a million years thought it would be Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum from Naturopathica.

Advanced Night Repair Eye

I’m ready to sell my soul to get rid of these dark circles, so when I heard that Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum just might be my thang, I did not care that I was adding yet another step onto my already marathon-length beauty ritual. Bring it on, EL, I thought, I’ve already paid shipping fees for my soul. That said, did I see a difference? A bit, but more in texture than in brightness. So for now, I’ll be hanging on to my soul, and keep looking for my perfect dark circle eye cream.

RevitaLift Triple Power Eye Treatment

L’oreal Revitalift Triple Power Eye Treatment won’t change games. I was disappointed because I was SO TOTALLY SEDUCED by that fancy silver tip. It felt wonderful, and was totally hydrating, but these dark circles might need quadruple power. Absolutely no difference seen.

Hooray for Brallywood Butta Luxe Intensive Facial Crème (Pristine Beauty)

Truly, it should cost double the price (it’s $38.) Contains powerhouse anti-aging ingredients, high concentrations of YUCCA (known to help scarring), Vitamins A, C, D, E, Lecithin and Inulin. Smells delish, known to help fade the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars, melasma, and skin discoloration. Soaks in beautifully – it’s emollient, but not heavy. I’m lovin’ it.

Dior Hydra Life BB Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Dior doesn’t mess around. These folk give us what they give us– a fabulous BB Creme (Hydra Life with SPF 30) … in just three shades. Alrighty then. Kinda annoying, but whatever, it’s Dior.

Extra Eye Repair Cream

Let’s just shoot straight. I know through family photos that I’ve been dealing with cumbersome dark circles since the age of 3 or so. So it’s not really Bobbi Brown’s fault that her award winning EXTRA (so good, it’s in all caps?) Eye Repair Cream with delicious plant oils and and darkness-fighting peptides couldn’t kick More Info »