Happy Saturday to you all! What are your plans today? I think that Chris and I will get a bunch of work done prior to going to see the new Thor movie. But, he is letting me chose which movie theater to go to. Score! I can honestly say, I have never been to one that is like a restaurant & bar in one with super comfy seats. He’s in for a real treat! Plus, I am looking forward to having some pumpkin beer.
So a few months back I received yet another VoxBox- Loreal Revitalift Challenge. Here are some of the deets:
Anti Aging/Anti Wrinkle claims. Use for 2wks morning/night. Luxurious and light weight with the typical Loreal clean scent. The first two ingredients are water and glycerin, so the texture is pretty light weight. My gripe with water being the #1 ingredient, is why are you watering down the goodness? I can get that out of the tap.
So let’s look more at some of the other ingredients. Here’s the entire list:
AQUA / WATER • GLYCERIN • ISOHEXADECANE • ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE • HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL • ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • NYLON-12 • OCTYLDODECANOL • CETYL ALCOHOL • AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE • BEHENYL ALCOHOL • DIMETHICONE • C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN • PEG-100 STEARATE • STEARIC ACID • STEARYL ALCOHOL • ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL • TRIETHANOLAMINE • CETEARYL ALCOHOL • CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE • SODIUM HYALURONATE • PALMITIC ACID • ADENOSINE • DISODIUM EDTA • DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE • HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID • CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID • LAURETH-7 • POLYACRYLAMIDE • POLYETHYLENE • METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE • METHYLPARABEN • PHENOXYETHANOL • CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 • CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 • CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE • MICA • LINALOOL • ISOEUGENOL • LIMONENE • CITRONELLOL • BENZYL ALCOHOL • PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
ISOHEXADECANE– I did a simple Google search and found that to be a component of petroleum. WTF!
ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE- I feel like I am a science experiment with all these non-English sounding words. So this like guy is known to cause acne for those with or without acne prone skin. So let me get this right… use this product so that you buy our acne line too?
ALUMINUM STARCH- So we see it all over the news. This is a genetically modified version of aluminum that can be toxic to our nervous systems. I’m out! I have read enough and will be tossing this product.
If you would like me to research more of the ingredients, feel free to contact me. I am super disappointed in the cosmetics industry, so feel free to add to my anger.
I must insert though, I do like receiving VoxBox’s. To get more VoxBox’s, it appears that you have to promptly fill out their (Influenster’s) closing questionnaire. However, it was a little too soon for me to let all you lovely people know how I truly feel about this moisturizer. I needed a long term trial with this to find out if Loreal’s claims are true. Plus, I needed some time to go through that long list of ingredients. Make your own decisions about your skincare. But, please go for ones that are safe. It’s our largest organ after all!
Does this cute little jar do anything for my skin type? Now, I am only guessing why- I think I’m just too damn oily. Sure, it is moisturized, but why do I want to add more moisture to my oily skin? Makeup falls right off if applied under. Therefore, applying before bed is the only way to know if there will be times of waking up gorgeous.
For me, adding Frankincense essential oil to skincare products, works with more gusto. I will put all links below to help you find the products mentioned in this blog post.
Whole line from Loreal: Revitalift
Influenster Link: Sign up here!
Frankincense Essential Oil: Sponsor/Enroller ID- 10289088
Hope you all have a fantastic Saturday! Don’t forget to go out and do something awesome for someone!