Are People Really Buying Mini Fridges For Their Skincare?

@bufferingbetty

Trust us. You’ll want one, too.

We are the generation that has everything so we make anything as extra as can be. That does, in fact, include our obsession with skincare. It’s not so much a fear of aging as it is a need to curate the perfect self care evening; first: a glass of wine topped off with a sheet mask; second: scheduling an appointment with our therapists. How else are we supposed to wind down after a yet another day of the government shutdown? Enter our latest indulgent distraction: a mini fridge -yes, for our cosmetics!

Could we technically put our eye creams in the regular size refrigerator in the kitchen? Sure!

But think about all the things that are sitting in your fridge right now. I don’t know -I just don’t feel right about having my favorite eye cream sitting next to a jar of my grandmother’s sofrito. Both are precious but they have no business being in contact with each other.

Plus, think of all the things that have gotten pushed to the back of your fridge only to be found three weeks past its expiration date.

I mean, thank god for packaging and pictures, otherwise you’d have no idea how to identify what is, apparently, pico de gallo. What if that happened to your 24K gold eye gels -lost in the abyss of your fridge because it was hidden behind that weird smoothie you bought and never threw away for you hoped a friend would come over and take it off your hands. It would be tragic.

When I apply my skincare, all I want to focus on is the joy of hydrating my dry skin. Not stress over wondering when was the last time I cleaned out my fridge and if what is in that bowl supposed to be that color.

Yes! There are real skin care benefits to keeping certain beauty products in the fridge. Especially eye cream!

In a perfect world, you’d clear off a shelf in your regular size refrigerator to make a proper place for your moisturizers and aloe gel.

But this is reality and it’s only a matter of time before your roommates or your Mama thinks your Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask is actually a sandwich spread -sticks a butter knife in it and gets bread crumbs in the jar. Boom! $45 goes down on account of turkey on rye.

So, yeah, we’re getting mini fridges.
And we’re putting them in our little beauty oasis just to feel like we got it like that. So check these out if you’re ready to treat your undereye to the uplifting feeling of cooled eye cream.

Looks like a breadbox but all you’ll find is some moisturizers and maybe some perfume

Amazon
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The cosmetic mini fridge is getting so popular!

Did you get a gift card for Christmas? I think I know how you’ll spend it!

Macy's Beauty Collection, Keep It Cool Skincare Fridge

Need to know: $150 (bish, why!!)
Shop here →

These next ones aren’t NEARLY as expensive.

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Saranghae. Blue Moon Beauty Fridge

The Big Claim: “when applied within the perfect temperature range of (41°F to 46°F), your skincare will better control inflammation, puffiness and feel like heaven on your skin.” (source)

Need to know: $79
Shop here

This next little guy actually just dropped this week!!

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The Makeup Fridge, Makeup Fridge Mini
Shop here →

These are great, but you don’t have to get a self proclaimed cosmetic mini fridge. I have just a regular, degular, shmegular, mini fridge to spoil my face with. It’s about $20 cheaper, too.

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RCA, MIni Fridge
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What I love most is that this little baby sunshine looks like a throwback refrigerator. It’s the cutest damn thing sitting on my vanity, which is actually a presidental style desk that I bought on Craigslist when I graduated college.

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My mini is stocked with my moisturizers, sunblock, overnight cream, primer, setting sprays, a scalp treatment, and, of course, some sheet masks!

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The first time I applied my skincare after it had been cooled, I was hooked. It’s so satisfying, so cooling! The only thing I need now is some eye gels!

It’s a lifestyle.

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Lover's Gaze: New Mascara Launch from Pat McGrath Labs

Danyelle Valentin // @bufferingbetty

Seduction Elevated

Since it’s very first product debut, Pat McGrath Labs has craftily released makeup worthy of a display in an art museum. Her six-pan eye shadow palettes shaped like envelopes can be spotted instantly on a crowded shelf. Her lipstick-packaging and formulas- will stand the test of time. It is why whenever there is a new release from the beauty laboratory, makeup artists and enthusiast are in a frenzy. Well, babes, she’s done it again.

The Big Claim: Directly from Ms. McGrath herself. (via ig, of course)

Prepare to LASH HAUTE with #FetishEYES Mascara. This instantly iconic formulation unleashes the ultimate in pro performance artistry, saturating each individual lash in the most intense black pigment while dramatically lifting and lengthening for unprecedented fullness and maximum volume. Straight from the lab, this all-in-one mascara seamlessly builds from coquettishly feathered to editorially-inspired, for a full-on lash fantasy that becomes more extreme with every swipe. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ The NEW RUNWAY-TESTED, MOTHER-APPROVED FetishEYES Mascara drops 2.14.19 - EXCLUSIVELY at PATMcGRATH.COM. (source)

LiftLength ✔ Max Volume✔

Honestly, what else do you need from a mascara.

FetishEyes Mascara will be available on Feb. 14th for $28 on patmcgrath.com + sephora.com!
Shop here

That’s right, Valentine’s Day! Tell bae to skip the flowers + shit, and just hand your their card so you can order what you really want.

Finally, can we just take a moment to bask in the creative mind of Pat McGrath!

Her aesthetic will have you reaching back in time to revel in her time capsule of beauty knowledge.

Her imagery is like an erotic fever dream. Haunting and beautiful.

It’s classic hollywood meets fetish femmedom. Latex, leather, and passion.

One hell of an eye f**k

Puff, Puff, Mask: Cannabis is a Rising Beauty Trend

Danyelle Valentin // @bufferingbetty

For chronic good skincare *winky face*

We all know the ‘party’ properties of cannabis, even if not from experience. However, many of us, including myself, are or were ignorant of the beauty benefits of it! Cannabis beauty solutions are far from new but they certainly are on trend. Kush Mascara from Milk Makeup and Sephora carrying High Beauty, it looks like CBD should have been on my vanity and in my skincare cabinet ages ago! In addition to improving the skin, having the beauty world have such an emphasis on the healing benefits of marijuana speaks to the social, in my opinion, progression of society. I’m not saying a face cream is going to cause Congress to legalize cannabis, but maybe it will de-stigmatize people and cultures that embrace it.

Homage to the chillest pass time

We be burning not concernin’ while we blending our eye shadow. For me, I noticed the trend really kick off with the launch of this palette. I thought it was funny, socially relevant, and stunning!!! I also LOVE green eye makeup! While this gorgeous palette is not formulated with any cannabis, it is truly a tribute to plant.

Smoke Sessions, Melt Cosmetics

Need to know: $48
Avaiable at meltcosmetics.com
Shop here

Could you imagine sitting in a circle with my forever president, Pres. Obama. How weird did he get, you think?

The O.g. Hemp Product

Who else remembers going to a beauty supply store with their mom, seeing this brand, and feeling totally confused. Hempz? Is that a weed on the package? Is the place my mom buys rolos and pinches selling drugs? Should I ask my mom or will she grill me about even knowing what the weed looks like?

Lips Ultra Moisturizing Herbal Lip Balm; Hempz

Need to know: $8.99
Avaiable at Ulta
Shop here

Lucid Dreams

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The dreamiest sleep with a morning glow! Pholk Beauty was featured in our Beauty Hour events! Meetpepperb team approved!

H2Oil Hemp x Hibiscus Night Oil; Pholk Beauty

Need to know: $27

Avaiable at Pholkbeauty.com

Shop here

The Trend Intensifies

Mascara is that one beauty step that, according to me, 9 out of 10 makeup wearers wouldn’t skip. Milk Makeup comes across as the brand that caters to that cool kid, aloof type so adding in a product that hypes up le ganj’ makes perfect sense from a branding POV. But! Their whole base line for infusing this mascara with cannabis would make you pick up a tube.


According to Milk, “Conditioning hemp-derived cannabis oil fuses heart-shaped fibers to lashes for thickness without the fallout. The hydrating formula also fills the hollow fibers for a double dose of volume.” They also used it as a binding tool in order to make the product totally vegan by not using beeswax.

Kush Mascara: Milk Makeup

Need to know: $24
Avaiable at Sephora and milkmakeup.com
Shop here

Healing Powers of an all-in-one Salve

Did you know their were people in the world helping ease the pain of arthritis with cannabis based products? Here is one of them! Along with hydrating your skin, this all in one salve will solve your woes. It’s the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis that help ease the pain in your grandma’s knee.

Hemp Salve: Cannabliss

Need to know: $55
Available at cannablissorganic.com
Shop here


6. Puff, Puff, Mask

I like that the package says “non—intoxciating” to clarify that, no, Sephora is not selling any mind altering substance. Just skin altering potions.

Hello Calm: Origins

Need to know: $28
Available at Sephora
Shop here

Green Goddess with Intention

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If you’re part of team #LegalizeIt, you’ll find adding this gorgeous looking product to your skin care even more satisfying. Herbivore pledges that “$1 of every Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil sold goes to Americans for Safe Access, an organization that supports safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.”

Emerald, Herbivore

Need to Know: $48
Available at Sephora
Shop here

Dew-bie

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This is not only a product, but a whole line formulated with cannabis. If that doesn’t convince you to jump on board, I don’t what will!

High Five, High Beauty

Need to Know: $40
Available at Sephora
Shop here

To put it bluntly, cannabis creates reefined beauty.

7 Concealers That Prove 2019 is the Year of Hidden Eye Bags

Danyelle Valentin // @bufferingbetty

BRB, off perfecting that under-eye triangle.

If 2017 was the year of color corrector, and 2018 was the year of blush, I’m left wondering what 2019 will be crowned the year of. My prediction is concealer! Since Tarte’s concealer, Shape Tape, lined beauty counters and brightened the under eye hallows of beauty lovers across the land, competing brands have been trying their best to topple the top-selling, top-rated, cherry-on-top concealer. Even Tarte! After Shape Tape, an Ulta exclusive, was a major success, Tarte released their Creaseless Concealer. It wasn’t a smash hit like Shape Tape. Nothing has been. But a new year means new beauty launches. Some of the most highly anticipated launches are concealers. Here are a few that will have you clicking ‘add to cart.’

1. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer

The Big Claim: Self setting! What? How? Is it wizardry? Either way, it’s already chilling in my cart waiting for my income tax check to clear.

Need to know: 22 shades. $28.
Avaiable at Sephora and makeupforever.com
Shop here

2. Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer

The Hype: It’s a concealer to go hand in hand with MIlani’s foundation that goes by the same name. The foundation is know for the potency of it;s pigmentation.

Need to know: 18 shades. $8.99
Avaiable at Ulta and milanicosmetics.com
Shop here

3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer

The Fenty Effect: From its takeover of the beauty industry, Fenty Beauty set a new standard of true inclusion by debuting with 40 shades of foundation. They went even further with their concealer launch: 50 shades. Bonus: 8 setting powders accompany the range!

Launch date: Jan. 11th!

4. L’Oreal Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer

The Big Claim: Waterproof. 24 hour wear. Full coverage. So basically the exact concealer you need to wear to the gym while you push yourself through these new year’s resolutions.

Need to know: 25 shades, $12.99
Available at Ulta and lorealparisusa.com
Shop here

5. Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Concealer

The Big Claim: Won’t clog pores. As someone who has had to deal with back stabbing concealers that made me look so good but treated my skin so bad, this gives me hope! This promise better not play games with my heart.

Need to know: 30 shades, $24
Available at Sephora and Macy’s
Shop here


6. Bareminerals BlemishRescue™ Spot Concealer

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The Big Claim: heals and covers blemishes. Two birds, one stone! Give it to me!

Need to know: 10 shades, $22
Available at Sephora
Shop here

7. E.L.F 16hr Camo Concealer

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The Big Claim: Well, it's right in the name! 16 hour wear. From coffee to dinner!

Need to Know: 18 shades, $5
Available at Ulta and eyeslipsface.com
Shop here

Who doesn’t love a good concealer!

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Basic Skincare Guide: Men Summer 2018

@bufferingbetty

Clean up + Glow up

A friend asked for skin care advice focusing on the basics with extra attention paid to protection from sun exposure + and clearing blackheads.

The actual message I sent him on facebook with an apology because I don't think he knew what he was getting himself into when he asked for 'basic' skin care advice.

The actual message I sent him on facebook with an apology because I don't think he knew what he was getting himself into when he asked for 'basic' skin care advice.

You: male, normal skin, late 20s, morning shower person, more likely to shop at the drugstore or stores like Target + Walmart
Job: outside most of the day
Concerns: clearing blackheads, sun protection
Skin care Knowledge:slim to none

Will not spend more than 2 minutes on skin care

Since his skin gets a lot of sun exposure, skin care is important for making sure he is comfortable with how his skin looks and feels. 

Key Skin Care Steps:

Exfoliate
Cleanse
Hydrate
Protect
Lip balm 

Brands to check out:

These brands are gentle and great for sensitive skin. Usually no harsh perfumes
-Aveeno (the positively radiant line is my favorite)
-Simple

Exfoliate:

It gets off all the dead skin and helps clear out blocked pores that have whiteheads and blackheads. Try to do it for 5-10 seconds on each part of your face: each cheek, forehead, nose + chin. Exfoliators with a sand like grit work best. Larger particles just sort of scratch your skin and will cause irritation after sun exposure. This should be done twice a week but never more than 3x a in a week. Over exfoliating your skin will cause breakouts.

Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
**don’t use it daily. Ignore the rules. 2x a wk! Or every 3-4 days. 

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Cleanse:  

If there is one thing you do know, it's how to wash your face. If you feel like you have oily skin, use a gel cleanser. Dry skin, use a cream cleanser. If you're skin feels sort of tight + itchy after you’ve washed it, you have dry skin. Because you spend a lot of time in the sun, look for something gentle. Usually cleansing once a day is fine unless you are super sweaty or fell in the dirt. 

Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash

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Hydrate:

Even if you have a hydrating cleanser, still apply even a light moisturizer. It is your new BFF. We are not teenagers anymore. When you're rounding 30, it's time to start the 'preservation process.' If you've met people who are about your age but you could've sworn they had at least a decade on you, it's because they did not hydrate. Sure, there are hereditary factors to how we age, but we all have hereditary factors. Some of us just manage them a little better. 

Aveeno® Smart Essentials™ Daily Nourishing Moisturizer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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* Tip with sunblock: SPF, while incredibly necessary, it can be drying for your skin over time. If you are using a sunblock and notice your skin is looking flaky, mix your sunblock with your moisturizer, about half and half, so you get the best of both worlds. 

Protect:

Do. Not. Neglect. This. Step. You will age like milk in the sun. Even if you don’t see a burn, you are burning your skin. Don’t forget your ears, neck, and hands. . 

Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Lotion - SPF 50
I use baby stuff all the time, doesn't matter that you're grown

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Lip Balm:

Again, we ain't 22 no more. Your lips will age just as fast as the skin under our eyes. Use anything without petroleum. While it feels good and does work, it also stops your skin’s natural moisture production. Only use it to heal the skin, not for daily use. 

Kiss My Face Sport Lip Balm SPF 30

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Avoid:

2-in-1 products: I say this because tons of products marketed toward males have this ‘nifty’ little feature that is good for no one. If you wanted to get a cleanse + exfoliate type of product to just use daily, you would just be doing more harm than good for your skin. Since you get sun everyday + facial hair grooming (however often you do it), treat your skin as if it were sensitive even if you don't see any redness or inflammation. Separate products are better so you can balance how often you are doing each step. 

Pore strips + peeling masks: products like the Biore strips or peeling masks that remove blackheads are good in a situation if you are going to an event and want to style on the crowd with a fresh face. But overuse (daily or even weekly) will just make the pores on your face larger over time. Which will just make blackheads and whiteheads more visible. 

Foaming anything: products that foam have a lot of alcohol so it just dries out the skin overtime. I don't even understand why they're made. 

It's OK to

Ignore some directions: I’m thinking about exfoliators again because people tend to over do it. Even if a product says it is ok for daily use, it is not. It’s too much! Very harsh on your skin especially after the sun. 


You feeling fancy + want to add a night time routine? 

Cleanse - if you cleanse at night, you don't have to cleanse in the morning unless you’re like feeling kinda sweaty. 

Hydrate - same as day time

Eye cream- Again, we ain't 22 no more. You can also mix this with your SPF and wear it during the day. 

Burt's Bees® Eye Cream for Sensitive Skin

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Extra Extra fancy + want to take a product with you during the day in case you feel sweaty + gross?

Cleansing wipes
Any micellar water cleansing wipes are great because you don't have to wash it off. Feels great to remove any sweat and dirt. Most of them are makeup removing wipes. But many people just use them after a work out. 

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes

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Hydrate
Put some of your moisturizer in a little travel tube or jar. 

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Final Touches

Hydrate + Soothe

Exactly what your skin needs after sun exposure. You can use hydrating sheet masks multiple times a week. It gives your skin instant results. They aren't lasting results but they do help and don't cause damage over prolonged use.

Tony Moly I'm Real Aloe Sheet Mask
Put this in the refridgorator for 15 minutes before use for the ultimate experice. 

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Over night treatment

You got pimples that killing your vibe? These can help and are available at Ulta. If you overuse either of them, your skin will get dry and flaky. 

Mario Badescu Plastic Bottle Drying Lotion
Dont shake it. Take a q-tip and dip it in the sediment and put in on the pimple over night. Dries out the gross stuff so it heals faster

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End of Day Treatment:

Not every day. An end of day treatment can be something that preps the skin for the week ahead.

Origins Travel Size Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask 
If you feel a pimple beneath the skin, this mask works to bring it out. It doesn't cause breakouts but it will bring the excess bacteria to the surface and form a pimple. It is good to use a few days before a special event to help make a pimple heal more quickly. It can be used over a specific pimple or all over the face. Use it about once a week on your nose and chin, or where ever you get blackheads and whiteheads, to clear your skin. Put a warm wet  towel over your skin for a few minutes to open up the pores then apply the mask. Once it is dry, use a warm wet towel again to remove it. 

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Now GO + get shmexy

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B. Scopes May 2018

Taurus (April 20 - May 21)

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FULL  TAURUS B. SCOPES


Gemini

Jo Malone London   Plum Blossom Cologne

Jo Malone London
Plum Blossom Cologne

Violet Voss   Like A Boss - PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Violet Voss
Like A Boss - PRO Eyeshadow Palette

Ralph Lauren   Romance Deodorant

Ralph Lauren
Romance Deodorant


Cancer

Stila   Glitter & Glow Highlighter

Stila
Glitter & Glow Highlighter

Boscia   Tsubaki™ Jelly Ball Cleanser

Boscia
Tsubaki™ Jelly Ball Cleanser

Amika   Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Conditioner

Amika
Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Conditioner


Leo

Milk Makeup   Gold Foil Face Gloss

Milk Makeup
Gold Foil Face Gloss

Wander Beauty   Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks

Wander Beauty
Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks

Artist Couture   Artist Couture x Jackie Aina Diamond Glow Powder Highlighter

Artist Couture
Artist Couture x Jackie Aina Diamond Glow Powder Highlighter


Virgo

Too Faced   Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush

Too Faced
Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush

Ilia   Essential Shadow Palette Luna

Ilia
Essential Shadow Palette Luna

Farsali   Jelly Beam Illuminator

Farsali
Jelly Beam Illuminator


Libra

Tom Ford   Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford
Eye Color Quad

Khiel's   Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment

Khiel's
Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment


Scorpio

Dr. Roebuck's   Icebergs Hydrating Mask

Dr. Roebuck's
Icebergs Hydrating Mask

Dior   Capture Youth Redness Soother Age-Delay Anti-Redness Soothing Serum

Dior
Capture Youth Redness Soother Age-Delay Anti-Redness Soothing Serum

Tarte   H2O Lip Gloss - Rainforest of the Sea™ Collection

Tarte
H2O Lip Gloss - Rainforest of the Sea™ Collection


Sagittarius

First Aid Beauty   Hello FAB 3 in 1 Superfruit Color Correcting Cushion

First Aid Beauty
Hello FAB 3 in 1 Superfruit Color Correcting Cushion

Tarte   Tight & Bright Clay Multi-Mask

Tarte
Tight & Bright Clay Multi-Mask

Deborah Lippmann   Iconic Treatment-enriched Nail Polish

Deborah Lippmann
Iconic Treatment-enriched Nail Polish


Capricorn

Bobbi Brown   Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm

Bobbi Brown
Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm

Tom Ford   Angled Brow Brush

Tom Ford
Angled Brow Brush

Kat Von D   Brow Struck Dimension Powder

Kat Von D
Brow Struck Dimension Powder


Aquarius

Lipstick Queen   Blue By You Metallic Lipstick

Lipstick Queen
Blue By You Metallic Lipstick

Storybook Cosmetics    Mean Girls Burn Book Storybook Palette

Storybook Cosmetics
Mean Girls Burn Book Storybook Palette

Urban Decay   Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara

Urban Decay
Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara


Pisces

MAC    Girls Risk Taker

MAC
Girls Risk Taker

Scinic   Dual Rubber Soothing Wrapping Mask

Scinic
Dual Rubber Soothing Wrapping Mask

Algenist   ELEVATE Advanced Retinol Serum

Algenist
ELEVATE Advanced Retinol Serum


Aries

Tom Ford   Sheer Cheek Duo

Tom Ford
Sheer Cheek Duo

Amika   Vandal Volume Powder Spray

Amika
Vandal Volume Powder Spray

NYX   The Reds Pro Lip Cream Palette

NYX
The Reds Pro Lip Cream Palette

All photos are credited or sourced

Out of Trouble: 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin by Origins

Origins is a skincare line that flies under the radar. Their packaging is simple. They haven't saturated their Instagram with influencers and influencers don't really hype up Origins' products. Because they aren't constantly cranking out gimmicky products, it's one of the skincare lines that I sincerely trust. I also have yet to try a product of theirs that has disrespected my face by making it break out. 

The Out Of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin is a great solution for someone who needs balance to their skin. It can quickly absorb oiliness but and exfoliate any dryness to the skin. 

I have mostly normal skin. Though you rarely see it here on meetpepperb.com, I wear glasses. All the time; not for reading or long distance. I just can't see lol. Where my glasses sit on my face, I get some oiliness if I don't regularly clean my frames. I use this mask about once every two weeks to balance my skin in those areas. When I get some hormonal pimples, I use this mask to treat them. It soothes the inflammation so that a pimple isn't so red. Like with most clay masks, overuse will lead to dry flakes on your face. Be cautious and listen to your skin.

Not all masks are going to give your instant results. Continued use of this face in addition to your regular skincare routine, will help you find balance for your skin. 

How do you kill time waiting for a mask dry


Other Origins Product Review:

Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

 
 

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Available at Sephora; $26

Product photo from Sephora.com

All other photos are property of Meetpepperb.com

5 Best Activated Charcoal Mask

5 Best Activated Charcoal Mask

I am on an Activated Charcoal kick, In my previous informative I spoke about benefits when using charcoal mask on the skin. Since I also did a DIY post here are my recommendations for women on the go who don't have time to concoct the mask yourself at home here are my 5 top rated. 

1.

Boscia Black Mask 34.00

An innovative peel-off mask that helps boost skin clarity and minimize the appearance of pores. Removes dirt and impurities, absorbs excess oil and reveals a healthy, glowing complexion. 

2.

YouthMud 69.00

This mud mask leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing. It works with the body's natural moisturizing collagen to provide gentle resurfacing exfoliation and helps to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer. While providing tighter skin texture and tighter pores, it provides a more youthful appearance and absorbs impurities without removing natural oils. 

 

3.

Yes to Charcoal 

Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask is an all natural rich and creamy treatment. This mask is formulated to assist in cleaning up and reducing the severity of acne by helping rid skin of impurities. Key Ingredients include Detoxifying Charcoal helps draw out skin's impurities, Salicylic Acid penetrates pores to clear up acne and prevent future breakouts, Botanical blend of Tomato, Aloe, Watermelon, Pumpkin and Chamomile extracts for extra skin conditioning.

 

4.

Freeman Facial Polish 4.99

City Smoke, debris, it's a wonder skin can breathe! This unique mask and scrub works double time to detox skin. First, naturally purifying Activated Charcoal helps absorb oil and impurities without over-drying. Then, Black Sugar helps exfoliate away dulling skin cells for softness and clarity. Perfect for all skin types.

 

5.

Origins Clear Improvement 34.00

When environmental toxins, dirt, and debris get under your skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, pores get clogged, and skin looks cloudy. Nature's complexion clean-up crew gets to the bottom of skin's overcast condition and clears the way for it to act its best. 

DIY Activated Charcoal Mask

Activated Charcoal Mask at Home Recipe 

Utilizing activated charcoal as a mask for the face and or body. Activated Charcoal helps to draw impurities out of the face.  It also help with unclogging of the pores. When using over a period of time it helps to balance excess oil on your face. Softens the texture of the skin as well as brightens. Here below is a quick at home recipe for a charcoal face make 

Tools: 

Mixing Bowl

5 Tablespoons Activated Charcoal Powder 

1/4 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay

4 Tablespoons of coconut oil

1 Tablespoon of honey

1/4 cup of Warm purified water

 

Image source bulkapothecary 

Image source bulkapothecary 

Mix contents in bowl together until texture becomes a paste apply one heavy layer to the face and allow this to sit on the face for 20 minutes.

Remove mask from the face with warm water, you can use a bamboo sponge to remove the mask.

After the mask is off completely. Wet your face with ice cold water then proceed to serum and night cream.

 

 

 

 

 

What are 5 product's Men should start out with when shopping for skincare?

Kiehl's Facial Fuel

This can be used in the shower the light weight cleanser is extremely refreshing. This is perfect for early mornings. Leaving your skin to feel rejuvenated.

 Retail:  8.4 oz 22.00 | 16.9 oz 35.00

http://www.kiehls.com/facial-fuel-energizing-face-wash/616.html?dwvar_616_size=8.4%20fl.%20oz.%20Bottle#start=6

Anthony Vitamin C Serum 

Vitamin C helps to brighten the skin. This serum will also help in the overall appearance of the skin. Vitamin C will also help to firm the skin. This can be used at night after washing your face and using the B6 spray this would act as the third step. Vitamin C can assist with any skin discoloration dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. This age fighting serum is definitely a great start when building your collection for skincare.  

Retail 46.00

http://www.sephora.com/high-performance-vitamin-c-facial-serum-P72704

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer 

Spf 30 

This moisturizer is readily absorbed, leaving the surface area soft and nurtured. SPF 30 protects against sun damage which can cause premature aging. This moisturizer is extremely light weight. No fear this wont feel heavy on the skin and add extra weight.  This will go on right before leaving the house in the morning/noon

Retail: 31.00 

http://www.kiehls.com/ultra-facial-moisturizer-spf-30/1328.html?dwvar_1328_size=4.2%20fl.%20oz.%20Bottle

 

 

What are 5 products Men should start out with when shopping for skincare? 

 

Guy's treat your skin before its too late. Getting your skincare routine down is priority with aging. I mean besides both Men and Women want to prevent signs of aging and don't openly admit that. The 5 products I've selected are super low maintenance and can be done a mixture of during and after the shower. 

Men often think skincare routines are too much. Up keeping your overall appearance is never too much. Protecting your skin from sun damage and the effect being in the city has on your skin. Maintaining your skincare routine allows you to minimize the appearance of pore which is extremely common amongst men. Men tend to sweat more then women so the pore size is a little bit more visible. Maintaining your Man-Care can also help with break and ingrown hair from shaving or barbershop. 

Urban Decay B6 complexion spray

The vitamin B6 spray is a unisex product. This is an easy tool to use when leaving the gym. This product reduces redness helps to minimize pores,  ingrown hairs and sustains breakouts. This can be used directly after washing face in the morning, after the gym or at night as a treatment.

Retail Travel 15.00 Full Size 33.00

http://www.urbandecay.com/b6-vitamin-infused-complexion-prep-spray-by-urban-decay/375.html#start=1&cgid=face-prep-spray

Boscia Black Mask

The Boscia Black Mask should be used once or twice a week. Although men can handle a little abrasiveness . Doing mask too frequently can strip your skin of its essential oils. This black mask will brighten your skin. Smooth out the texture of skin. As well as get dirt and oils out of your pores. Being in the city there is so much floating around. 

Recap Step Suggestions:

Daytime

  1. Wash Face ( Facial Fuel )
  2. Dry Face 
  3. Spray B6
  4. Moisturize Face 

  Nighttime

  1. Wash Face 
  2. Spray B6 
  3. Apply serum 
  4. Allow absorbing 
  5. Moisturize 

Mask Twice a Week