Farewell to two of my favorite samples. Like ships passing in the night, it was lovely but not meant to be, I fear. Okay, that may be overdoing it. I did buy a full-size of the #Origins Drink Up Intensive overnight mask. But for travel I like using my samples and I've got sample #sleepingpacks of Vichy and Clarins to use.
I also finished my #SkinCeuticals #ResveratrolBE. The full-size 1.0 oz/30ml is... wait for it... $152.00. That is not a typo. I know good #skincare can be expensive, but let's break down the ingredients here:
Dimethicone (#emollient and #occlusive, so provides moisture and a barrier to keep it in), .
Propylene Glycol (#humectant, draws water to skin), .
Dipropylene Glycol (controls viscosity), .
#Niacinamide (B3, this stuff is a super-effective anti-aging ingredient but can react to actives in your #skincareroutine, read warnings), .
Alcohol Denat.(pretty much rubbing alcohol), .
Glycerin (humectant), .
#Caffeine (firming agent), .
Sodium Chloride (table salt, used as preservative and thickener), .
Peg/ppg-18/18 Dimethicone (#emulsifier, keeps water and oil-based ingredients together),
#Tocopherol (Vitamin E), .
#Resveratrol (originally studied because of its benefits on the cardiovascular system, found in grape skin and cocoa, so red wine & chocolate, now an #antiaging skincare ingred.),
Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract and Root Extract (Baikal Skullcap plant, humectant and soothing),
Disodium Edta (chelator, it helps with the preservative, just trust me). .
I like that this list is short, but the first four ingredients will be the greatest quantity and water will be over 50%. Based on the texture, I'd put it closer to 75%. I can buy 8 oz of pure niacinamide for $10.42 this minute.
Resveratrol is the expensive one here: $80 for 1.76 oz. But think about this: that's straight resveratrol to someone buying a little bit and the recommended usage is no more than 1% of a recipe. AND SkinCeuticals isn't paying what I'm paying.
So am I willing to pay $152 for the full-size? No. Way. And neither should you. #TheSonorista #skincareover40 #skincarereview #instabeauty #bblogger #beautyjunkie #beautyblogger