My Power 3 for Glowing Skin!

Friday, January 22, 2016

After giving birth, I never had a decent night's sleep. I don't even remember how 8 hours of sleep feels like. Sleepless nights has taken a toll on my skin (aside from the zombie eye bags), my skin has been left dry, lifeless, and dull.

It's really frustrating because regular day and night creams seem to not work anymore, and not to mention, I recently turned a year older so that makes a whole lot of difference in my skin care regimen too.

After reading on Vitamin C being applied directly on the face to give the skin that power punch it needs, I am not opting now for products that are loaded with Vitamin C and masks that would wake up my tired skin. Two years ago I did a review on Perricone's Vitamin C Ester 15 which really restored the glow back to my skin.

My Power-3 Picks: Origins GinZing Refreshing Face Mask, The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer, and The Body Shop Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer

So if you are having the same problem like mine with your tired looking skin, then these products will help you restore that missing glow to your skin. This mask basically contains Coffee Beans to energize the skin, Cucumber which refreshes the skin, and Hoelen Mushroom that soothes the skin. It's really an instant skin booster in a citrus-y gel like product that you leave on your skin for 10 minutes and wash off. It does not contain Vitamin C but it does give that same effect on your skin, plus it's refreshing and it feels cool right after use.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Face Mask is a light, cooling gel mask that has been formulated to cool, and give dull, tired skin an extra boost before facing the day ahead, I personally LOVE using this mask before an event because it really gives my skin a glow and my skin looks really healthy!
As I have mentioned earlier, me suffering from zombie skin, anything that promises glowy skin, I am all over it. So you can imagine my excitement when The Body Shop sent me this power duo: it's their latest Vitamin C, glow boosting, skincare products. Yes, please.

There are two new products in the range. The Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser (which I will be raving about first) and the Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer. Both are loaded with Camu Camu berry oil, which is what gives the skin a glow as it helps to turn over skin cells and keep the skin naturally radiant. That is what I love most about these products. They're natural!
It has a light gel texture -kind of like their Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet which I was really glad about (for my own selfish reasons. My skin doesn't get on with cream moisturiser during the day). The smell is divine! It smells like an orange sorbet. Fresh and zesty, so try to resist sneaking a taste.
It sinks in really quickly, leaving the skin feeling smooth and velvety soft. This makes it really perfect for our humid climate and that's why it makes a perfect day moisturizer because you can use it under makeup without making you feel icky. It gives a decent amount of moisture, although dry skin types may want to layer a little bit of a richer moisturiser underneath before applying this. But for me and my slightly oily/dehydrated skin combo, it's completely fine.

I do have one comment though, no SPF. Vitamin C can increase your photosensitivity or sensitivity to ultraviolet rays. This may make you more prone to skin problems like skin discolorations, brown spots, and freckles. So you have to have plenty of SPF when using products with Vitamin C.
It is advised that you apply the Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer where the sun would naturally hit your face (i.e cheekbones, your forehead, your chin, and your nose line). But for me? I apply it all over my face to give it an extra does of vitamin C and it instantly gives my skin a very nice glow all over! I am not sure if this is cosmetic though or if it's a skin care. I think it's a little bit of both. The formula is very light on the skin and when patted in, it disappears almost instantly and just gives a pretty sheen.

I do over use this product a little bit because it looks so good on my skin, but I don't care because it doesn't make my skin feel all greasy. 
What I love most about these products, is they actually improve the look and feel of your skin. They aren't loaded with glitter and silicones to just make the skin appear all glow-y and healthy looking, they contain ingredients that will, over time, give you a naturally radiant complexion.

This is me before applying my makeup! I used Origin's GinZing refreshing face mask and then I used The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer and then I applied the Instant Glow Enhancer on top. I love how radiant my skin looks even though I only had 3.5 hours sleep the previous night.
I love how these three products make my skin feel under makeup. It's like it's so fresh and cool even after hours of wearing makeup. It's like wearing a barrier on my skin making it not sweat as much and cooling it as the day progresses.

These three products are my instant skin pick-me-upper before preparing to attend an event. It makes me feel and look "ngarag"-free!

Have you tried any of my power-3 product picks? What are your picks?

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