|SkIndulgence creator, Dori Jennings|
I first met Dori when she contacted me to make a couple buttons for her facebook page and blog. In clicking around her site, I was truly taken aback... this girl is sooo awesome! Read her story about how SkIndulgence came to be, and her amazing trip to Kenya and why she left the corporate world HERE. I think Dori is amazing, sweet, brave, and I want to do everything that I can to share and support her and her awesome skincare line!
As you may remember from my Bath Junkie review and beauty fav reviews, I have what I'd consider very dry, sensitive skin. I have to be very careful what products I use. On my face, sooo many items break me out. On my dry skin, I have to be careful because a lot of products with scents and dyes literally burn me. It sucks.
Dori is soo generous, she sent me samples of everything I wanted to try, it was like Christmas! (PS Dori is a Christmas baby, she was born on Christmas Day!)
Here are a few of the actual samples I've used for the two SkIndulgence review posts you will read on this blog. If you are interested in purchasing a SkIndulgence travel size/sample pack, click HERE
I'm going to break up this review into two parts, but don't worry there is a giveaway link at the bottom of each!
For today's post I'm going to talk about the face products (next post will be the bath and products)
The facial cleansing kit I received contained SkIndulgence products for normal to dry complexion:
Here is my real-talk review of each item:
Facial Cleanser - This made my face super clean. I'm talking cleaner than it had ever been clean. Like literally squeaky clean. It was awesome!
Cleansing Grains - This is a new one for me. It's like powder you mix with water. It looked sort of like clay. It was different, but totally like a real life mud mask. It smelled very 'earthy.' Not bad, just sort of like clay and chamomile. Kind of reminded me of making pottery or a mud pie lol. I liked this product best when used as a mask.
Toner - Big fan. I like toner just for the fun of it lol. This one didn't dry my skin and reminded me a lot of Aveda's toner in the way it smelled.
Herbal Facial Steam - Hello spa day at my house! I haven't gotten a facial from a real spa in forever. I'm talking since before Gav was born. This was the closest thing to to having an esthetician spray steam all over my face. I just boiled water, tossed in the tea-bag took the water off the stove, threw a towel over my head, and my pores were open and for once... truly hydrated.
Moisturizer - This is a good one. I have very dry skin and the moisturizer is where most companies don't get it right. This moisturizer went on thick and left my face shiny. The only downside is that as I was blowdrying my hair after washing my face/hair I noticed my bangs were greasy. I couldn't figure out why. I had JUST washed my hair. I had to wear my bangs back in a clip that day. I realized later that I had brushed my bangs onto my forehead that had this moisturizer and that was the culprit.
Here are the suggestions for use according to Dori-
DAILY Program: Cleanse with facial cleanser; scrub with cleansing grains, close pores with toner, massage in a light cream, and finish with a light mist of toner.
*Cleanse with facial cleanser
*Steam with the herbal facial steam
*Make a mask of the cleansing grains, leave this on for 3-15 minutes, then gently scrub off in a circular motion
*Apply toner with a cotton ball
*Massage with Night Cream
*finish with a light mist of toner
Ok time for the giveaway! I highly recommend trying out all of Dori's products. They each made my skin feel awesome and sooo pampered. It was seriously like a spa day everyday!
The winner will receive their choice of one of the following:
A) Skin Care Set (in whatever the winner's skin type is) ($48 value) - or -
B) Relaxing Bath Set- Scrub and Tea ($25 value)
*plus a reusable SkIndulgence tote bag with either choice!
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Next Thursday come back for a review of SkIndulgence Scrub and Bath Tea! and more chances to enter and win a SkIndulgence set of course :)