Finished Five: February 18, 2018

I just finished up a bunch of skincare! I’m really happy as I seem to have an ever growing skincare stash despite decluttering a little bit when I moved. I have such a short attention span–I need to learn to stick with products longer to see if they actually make a difference for my acne-prone skin. The fact that I get freebies and discounts on skincare from BOTH of my jobs certainly does not help, either!! Anywho, here are five products I actually managed to stick with until the bitter end.

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  1. Celazome Penetrating Body Lotion: This is the best lotion I’ve ever tried. And as someone who lives in the drier-than-hell Canadian prairies, I feel like that is a substantially helpful statement. I know it looks like something your grandma would have in her bathroom, but this stuff works. I would use it head to toe after every shower, and throughout the day at work after washing my hands, and it was a life saver. I feel bad gushing about Celazome products though, because they currently are not producing products. You see, the Celazome plant got hit by the hurricane that hit Florida this past summer, and they are working on re-sanitizing and re-building, to my knowledge. We sell this line at one of my workplaces and were told that the goal was to have the company back up and running in 1-2 years, but I’m unsure if that is still the timeline or if they will ever be back up and running. Fortunately my workplace stocked up on their products when they heard the unfortunate news, so I should be able to buy this for awhile!
  2. Celazome Balancing Botanical Cleanser: I don’t have anything bad to say about this cleanser. It gets the job done, and it doesn’t make my face feel oily or dry. I would definitely recommend it for combination skin in the winter if you are able to find it at any medical skincare centres near you!
  3. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist: One of my dear friends told me that this product was overhyped and not worth it, and yet I still had to try it out for myself. I could see why perhaps those with older and/or drier skin would like it, but for my oily to combination skin it did nothing other than make my face feel fresh for a brief period of time. As well, I chalk up at least some of the success of this product to the Tatcha PR team, as I’m sure this product worked well for some, but it didn’t deserve the ridiculous hype it received from the Youtube community. I do love Tatcha as a brand overall, but this product was not meant for my skintype.
  4. Let It Bee Toner: Let It Bee is a line of honey skincare made by Planet Bee in Vernon, British Columbia. I quite liked this toner! You receive a large amount for the price you pay, and it was excellent for my combination skin. I really enjoy products that have any sort of honey in them as they soothe my skin and scare away my recurring fungal acne problems.
  5. Let It Bee Clay Mask: I’ve tried many clay and charcoal masks, and this one is currently ranked #1 in my eyes. It soaks up my excess oil but doesn’t make my skin feel itchy or tight, and the honey is soothing and moisturizing. I would definitely recommend!

What skincare products have y’all finished lately? Any winter skincare hacks you’ve found useful as of late?

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