Archive for the ‘Skincode’ Category

Eye Creams for Every Budget

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

We can’t all afford to spend a million dollars on an eye cream and there are so many out there that it can be confusing. Here are some eye creams that I have recently tried and really liked with prices ranging from $26.99 to $85.00.

Olay Regenerist Eye Derma-Pod
I saw the Regenerist Eye Derma-Pod on the TV and thought they were so very cool. They are very easy to use – just squeeze the pod to release the cream into the sponge, dab onto area around eye and then gently massage into that skin. Use three times a week and you’ll see your lines soften and puffiness will decrease.
24 pods for $26.99 USD $32.99 CAD from your favourite drugstore.

Skincode Revitalizing Eye Contour Cream
A multi-active cream that soothes, nourishes and refreshes the skin to soften fine lines and reduce puffiness around the delicate eye area.
$35.00 USD available from Walgreens

Kenzoki Ice Cold Eye Cream

Kenzo have a beautiful line of skincare products by the name of Kenzoki. Ice-Cold Eye Cream is applied to the area around the eye in the morning and contains ginger flower to decongest and firm. This eye cream is different as it is kept in the fridge! It feels so wonderful when you put it on.
$45.00 USD from

Obagi ELASTIderm Night Eye Cream
This eye cream uses a unique, patent-pending revolutionary bi-mineral complex combined with malonic acid and rich emollients to replenish elastin and boost collagen production while the skin naturally repairs itself at night. Also contains Blueberry Extract which provides antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals.
$85.00 USD $92.00 CAD from

Great Facial Cleansers

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

April is skincare month here at Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint and today I wanted to share with you some great cleansers that are on the market.

There are so many different skincare products for sale that it can be really confusing which one to buy. I am always very nervous of trying a new products as my skin is really sensitive – so once I find a product I love I am very hesitant to change. Blog for Beauty wrote a great piece on choosing the right cleanser for you and if you have the time, I recommend taking a peep at it.

Here are a selection of very good cleansers that you can find at the drugstore or at your local spa:

Aveeno Positively Ageless Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
Skin Types: All
A light foaming, soap free cleanser. It is clinically shown to exfoliate and replenish surface cells faster so your skin looks and feels younger. The fine micro-beads in this cleanser gently remove the dull, dry skin that prevents younger, fresher cells from showing through.

$8.99 USD $14.99 CAD

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Skin Types: Oily/Combination
A gentle soap-free foaming clear cleanser that helps to keep your skin’s natural moisture in balance whilst washing away toxins and debris.
$29.50 USD $30.00 CAD for 8.4 fl oz

Phytomer Velvet Cleansing Cream
Skin Types: All
This cleansing and softening cream, naturally rich in marine active agents, quickly eliminates makeup and impurities.
$27.50 USD $34.00 CAD

Skincode Purifying Cleansing Gel
Skin Types: Normal to oily skin
An extra-gentle foaming gel that deeply cleanses make-up and impurities, regulates surface oils and leaves the skin purified and soft with a fine matte finish.
From the European Collection at Walgreens
$20.00 USD

Spa Aquatique 1.1 Regenerating Cleansing Milk
Skin Types: All, especially for aged-damaged skin
This product gently removes traces of make-up, cleanses impurities and prepares the skin to receive other marine treatments.
From the European Collection at Walgreens
$20.00 USD

Red Water Face Foaming Gel with Green Tea
Skin Types: All
This mild foaming cleanser hydrates, tones and mollifies the skin.
From the European Collection at Walgreens
$20.00 USD

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
Skin Types: All
A 2-in-1 rinse-off cleansing and exfoliating gel that leaves skin clean, hydrated and fresh.
$18.00 USD $23.00 CAD

There are of course hundreds of other cleansers to choose from. I would suggest that you speak to friends, do research on forums and/or speak to an esthetician or dermatologist to find out products might be good for your skin type.

I’d love to hear what your favourite cleansers are!

I am now off to wash my face!, Inc.

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