As someone who has oily skin, there was a time I was kind of afraid even to think of using a skincare product that was oil-based, until I tried the first facial oil 2 years ago and I loved the texture! It is not because the product is an oil texture one that it will leave your skin oily, in fact even if you have oily skin, you can use oil-based products with no problem at all and they can be great for your skin.
So today I’m doing a full review of the InLight Face Oil, a product and brand that I’ve met at the Cosmoprof last year and that I was testing for a couple of months, using it daily during my morning and night routine.
• InLight Face Oil: Review
I’d like to just mention that InLight Beauty is an organic cosmetic brand, and that this Face Oil is 100% organic, meaning that all ingredients present in this product are 100% natural and organic. And I’ve been really enjoying getting to know more natural and organic brands, because I love skincare products and since they are super present in my daily routine, it’s always better to pay attention to what ingredients and chemicals I’m applying to my skin.
So back to the InLight Face Oil: it’s a protective elixir for daily moisturising and it’s recommended for all skin types, including sensitive and/or damaged skin by sun and ageing.
The brand introduces this face oil with the following benefits:
– To help to balance production of skin sebum
– For long lasting moisturising feel
– To create a protective barrier and base for makeup
– To leave your skin feeling velvety soft
After using it for a couple of months, I really feel that my skin feels moisturised and smooth, this oil is not heavy and it didn’t leave my skin feeling oily. I applied it every day morning and night and my skin was never feeling oily because of the product.
I also liked it as a base for my makeup, the foundation apply very easily after this oil.
This face oil has a really light texture and it’s easily absorbed by the skin, it doesn’t make your skin look or feel oily and since it’s easily absorbed, it also don’t make your skin feel sticky or anything like it. It’s color is yellow, but it goes clear and transparent when you apply it into your skin.
You just need a few drops to apply this oil to your face and neck, by the way, never forget to apply your skincare in you neck as well! The packaging recommends from 2 to 5 drops for face and neck and that’s really it, you just need a small quantity of product.
You can apply it and after go with any other product that you feel the need to apply, or you can apply your daily sunscreen if it’s in the morning.
I usually apply oily products after I wash my face and apply an eye cream, so the third product will be the skincare oil-based product I’m using at the moment. In the night I do the same thing and sometimes I apply a face exfoliator before applying this oil.
I’ve been really enjoying using oil-based products and I really liked this Face Oil from InLight, for being light textured and actually making my skin smooth and moisturised after every application. Since I tried it for a good couple of months, I can also say that it didn’t leave my skin oilier even when I was applying it on a continuous basis, even on a long period of time.
• InLight Face Oil Ingredients:
* This product was sent me by the brand and, as always, all reviews on this blog show my real and sincere opinions on any products after I used for at least a month.
Arkana is a polish brand I’ve been really enjoying for skincare and I tried the Arkana Cannabis Clean Foam, so here’s my full review after trying this cleanser foam for a couple os months.
I must confess that the first time I saw this product almost a year ago on the Cosmoprof, I thought that “cannabis” was quite a new thing as an ingredient, then I’ve noticed over the last months a lot of brands launching products using it on their formulation, and it became a trend on skincare lately.
The Arkana Cannabis Clean Foam contains Hemp (a variety of the cannabis sativa plant) + Poppy oil. The cannabis sativa oil is antioxidant, a super moisturiser, it has calming properties, provides deep hydration and revitalisation for the skin. Therefore, it’s a great ingredient to be part of a skincare product.
So now back to the review of this cleanser foam that I’ve been really liking.
• Arkana Cannabis Clean Foam (200ml) Review:
I’m a big fan of foam products to use as a face cleanser, they are my favourite kind of product for washing my face morning and night. So I was happy to try this one.
I’ve been using the Arkana Cannabis Clean Foam over the last months both morning and night, so I could really try and put it to the test. This is a face and body foam, but I’ve been mainly using it on my face, since it is recommended for dysfunctional and irritated skin and face skin is always more sensible.
This product is really gentle and it didn’t cause any irritation on my skin (which is quite sensible) and I also felt it didn’t leave any weird sensation (like those products that make your skin dry and you can feel it after removing the product), it actually leaves my skin feeling clean and soft, even using it twice a day.
Since I love wearing makeup, my skincare routine is really important and the cleaning and washing steps are always very important for my routine. I usually use a makeup remover and then a facial cleanser to wash my face with, but the Arkana Cannabis Clean Foam claims to remove the makeup too, so, of course, I put it to the test!
And I was so surprised! I actually just decided to try it today, before writing the review (no idea why I haven’t tried it before this way🙈), and I was so surprised how well it removed my makeup: full face (foundation, highlighter, powder, eyeshadow and even my mascara). I washed my face with it, then I did a little test: with a cotton embedded with makeup remover, I checked how my skin was and the cotton went out clean! I can’t believe why I wasn’t just using it before.
Therefore, the final veridic is that I really like this foam cleanser by Arkana: it cleans well, removes makeup and doesn’t leave the skin dry.
• Ingredients list:
Want to know more about products from this brand? Check my other reviews on Arkana Skincare Products.
* The product on this review was given by the brand, but, as always, all opinions here are my own real and sincere opinions after trying the product.
If there’s a makeup item that I love is a good eyeliner, I hardly ever leave the house without some eyeliner and today I’m reviewing the Esqido Gel Eyeliner.
I”ve met the brand Esqido a while ago, I had reviewed a pair of false eyelashes from the brand a couple of months ago, and then they launched a new product, a gel eyeliner that is available in two colours: black and brown. I’ve been trying it over the last weeks and I must start saying that I LOVED the black one!
But let’s get into the details:
• Esqido Gel Eyeliner Review:
Both colours are in form of an eyeliner pencil and they are very pigmented on the skin and they both have a great duration on the skin. Even when I washed my hands, the lines stayed still strong on my skin.
They also apply very easily to the skin with a soft texture.
The black eyeliner was my favorite between the two gel eyeliners from Esqido, it is very pigmented and the colour isn’t just strong by itself (like when I applied on my hand with no makeup under it), but it’s also very strong on the eyes applied with eyeshadows under it.
You can check on my photo and on its detail that the black eyeliner is very strong and it shows really well over the makeup, applying it only once is already sufficient for a dark and strong colour (I love it!):
This black liner had a great duration on my skin, staying on place and strong during the whole day.
Now on to the Esqido brown eyeliner, it also shows a very strong color when applied directly to the skin but when I applied over the makeup, the color wasn’t as strong as it was directly on the skin. This is something that happens with most of my brown eyeliner pencils, so I decided to try to make it work and this is what I found:
If I apply this brown eyeliner pencil before starting the eye makeup, meaning before your eyeshadows, then I go with the shadows as usual even over the liner, and to finish I apply the brown eyeliner again. It’s been working much better than just doing the eye makeup and only after applying the liner, I found it looks stronger this way than if I just apply it later (even when I apply it more than one time after the eyeshadows).
Therefore, I’m loving the Esqido black gel eyeliner and I’m using a lot on daily and night makeups! And I also made the brown liner work, making it stronger than most liners I have tired before
• Ingredients of the Esqido Gel Eyeliners:
* The products on this review were sent to me by the brand, but all opinions here are my own real and sincere opinions after trying the products.