Today is the last day of the Sephora Spring Bonus Sale and I wanted to take a bit of time to review what I ordered. If you missed it, I shared an initial sale guide here. Keep in mind that I’ve only had these products for a week, but I wanted to share my initial reactions in case these products interested you. You can read my reviews below, but I’ve added hearts to the products I’ve loved and would recommend. If there is no heart, it means either I was not impressed or I need more time to see the benefits of that product.
I never gave Biossance much thought, until I saw this limited edition oil of theirs. Squalane, Vitamin C, and rose?! How could I resist? I’ve used it for a few nights now and it’s definitely a keeper. The Vitamin C provides a lovely glow, while the squalane hydrates and locks in moisture. It’s pricey, but worth the investment if you want supple, radiant skin.
I personally love this 2-in-1 moisturizer and sunscreen (SPF 40). It has a nice whipped like texture and subtle scent. When first applied, it makes my skin feel and look oily, so I understand why people with oily skin dislike this product. Eventually the oiliness subsides and skin looks nice and dewy. As for hydration, it does a good job, but does not provide long lasting hydration like the moisturizers I mentioned in my initial sale guide. I’ll be keeping it because a moisturizing SPF is too good to pass up, especially if you’re serious about anti-aging and want to avoid sun spots. However, I do agree that this moisturizer might not be for everybody and isn’t perfect. It’s not at too high of a price point, which helps.
I’m a big fan of Farmacy and their innovative products, so I ordered the small size of this honey potion mask. In my opinion, the 1.7 oz is big enough. It comes with a magnetic spatula that attaches to the top. How cool is that?! I’m always losing those little scoops. Farmacy’s products are always so fun to use. You first scoop out an almost wax like texture and apply on your face. Then you rub it in until it turns into a white cream. As the mask activates, you feel a warming sensation across your face. Sadly, after my first use, I wasn’t super impressed. My face did feel slightly hydrated with a minimal glow. Results from my first use were too minimum for me to fall in love right away with this product, but I will continue to use it and see what it can do for my skin.
This product advertises as deeply nourishing and non-greasy, which is true. It also claims to smooth and brighten the undereye area. I’ve noticed that this eye cream does smooth out my fine lines, but I see no difference in my dark undereye circles. Its benefits are similar to that of the belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb, but this Perricone one feels more luxurious. It’s a solid eye cream, though I’m not sure what kind of firming it does. I probably need to use this eye cream long term to see firming benefits.
I finally decided to splurge and get these gold eye patches. At first glance, I was upset that the box was open and upon opening the actual jar, the patches were all askew. Not a huge deal, but not what I expected when receiving eye patches that are almost $100. These are much thinner than the other PTR eye patches I have and love. I honestly think they have the same effects, but I like that the Water Drench patches are thicker and at a lower price point. These were disappointing and not worth the price.
I feel like I haven’t used this serum long enough to see the full effects, but so far I’m loving it! I’ve used this serum three times this week already, and my skin hasn’t had any negative reactions to it. After application, my skin is hydrated and glowy, just like it advertises. It’s supposed to be a 3-in-1 formula, so I’m excited to see it do some resurfacing and clarifying.
I was super excited for this exfoliating and moisturizing body serum, but was not amazed upon my first few uses. It feels like any other lotion and I haven’t seen any results, except for soft skin. Most reviews claim results after a few weeks of continuous use, so I’ll keep using the serum and determine if it’s worth the money or not.
I sadly haven’t had time for this exfoliating body scrub yet. A lot of reviews recommend to use this scrub right before a bath, which I plan to do when I have some time to relax. For now, I can say that the scent of the scrub is the closest smelling thing to a spa and there is a ton of product for the price. Stay tuned!