TOP 5 Skincare & Makeup Picks at 25% OFF – SkinStore.com Friends & Family Sale
hi everyone i’m very excited to talk to you about some fantastic skincare and makeup products that you can find on skinstore.com this video is in collaboration with them it is not a sponsored video but they did provide all of the products for free today is the first day of their friends and family sale with 25 off of the items that i’m showing you and these are more premium and luxury brands so 25 off a quarter off of the price is a wonderful discount to take advantage of the link where the 25 off discount code that i have for you will work will be in the description box below for you the sale runs from today october 8th all the way through october 16th in this video i’m gonna show you the four top skin care products that i have been testing out recently and a fantastic makeup product because although skin store is predominantly skincare they also have fantastic more premium makeup brands available too feel free to subscribe and follow our beauty over on instagram i did recently announce the four different winners for two separate giveaways of a bunch of skincare and makeup and those announcements were made by responding to those people’s comments on youtube and over on instagram so if you want to be a part of future giveaways then make sure that you follow and of course if you missed the last video please go check it out i’ll link it for you in the upper right hand corner for you to watch all right let’s look at the top five products that i would recommend you check out during skinstore.
com friend and family sale so all of these brands that i’m going to show you and products are included in the 25 off there are a list of brands that are not included in the sale but the overwhelming majority of brands on skinstore.
com are included in the 25 discount so first i’m going to talk about the four skin care products and i’ll kind of go in order of how you probably would use them throughout the day so the first product is one by obagi this is a sun protection product this is the susan obagi md physical defense broad spectrum mineral sunscreen it has an spf of 50 but in addition it has pa plus plus plus plus in america we are quite behind when it comes to sun protection technology asian countries and a lot of european countries are way ahead in having ingredients that protect really effectively not only against uvb but also uva so when you can find a product that says not only broad spectrum but has that pa plus plus plus rating that is really fantastic this sunscreen utilizes a combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide it retails on the skinstore.
com website for fifty dollars and fifteen cents although the actual retail product is fifty nine dollars so with the twenty five percent off this will only cost you 37.61 now i want to point something out because even the full retail value on the website of 50.
15 may sound like a lot to you but when you actually think about it for example one of my holy grail i would say my holy grail maybe up until now um paula’s choice resist line super light daily wrinkle defense broad spectrum spf 30 product this retails for around thirty dollars specifically thirty three dollars but it contains two fluid ounces so the obagi product at fifty dollars contains three point four ounces so if you do the math this is around fourteen dollars per ounce and this product is around sixteen dollars per ounce so even if you purchased this product without the sale it is still more affordable even though this is a much more luxurious premium brand than the apollo’s choice one in addition with the 25 off discount i if it were me i would pick up multiples of these i honestly think this boots off my multiple year running favorite sunscreen moisturizer for the face this not only has a higher spf factor of 50 instead of 30.
it is less expensive per ounce it feels beautiful on the skin it’s actually a little on the runny side when it comes out of the tube it spreads very easily over the skin it does not feel heavy like those beach type of sunscreens that you may use it is very lightweight it sinks into the skin the tint that it has is fantastic and i kind of want to show you a comparison do you see how the one from obagi is much more yellow toned the one when i put them side by side the one from paul’s choice is actually quite pinky toned and therefore i think may look a little bit odd on certain skin tones now they’re both lightly tinted so i wouldn’t worry too much about that but i feel like the obagi one may be workable for a wider range of skin tones this doesn’t have a shiny or greasy look feel or finish to it it works very well under makeup it doesn’t pill or anything like that this is fantastically formulated in addition it has wonderful skin care benefits it has some antioxidants like aloe it has broccoli extract and of course it doesn’t have any harmful or damaging ingredients like fragrances or drying alcohols so although i still love my paul’s choice no negative knock on this this is just simply a superior product in terms of price point in terms of protection and i absolutely have been loving and enjoying using this new sunscreen the next product is by murad this is the resurgent replenishing multi-acid peel this is a product that i chose to test out because i thought it would be a really good exfoliating product it is a glycolic acid based although it has other fantastic skincare ingredients but this product was a really pleasant surprise because it is more intriguing in person than what i saw on paper when i initially pulled it out of the box i realized that it is a dual phased product meaning that it combines more of a toning exfoliating treatment with oil so there you can see the kind of greener top layer and the white bottom layer at full retail value this is 65 dollars you do get 3.
3 fluid ounces so it says this is a bi phase treatment product that will help turn over the cells by 33 over the course of a week and also nourishes and replenishes the skin which if you’re someone who’s ever used glycolic acid or aha based products and you’ve had trouble with peeling afterwards you know that it can be something that causes peeling and a appearance of dryness on the skin and in recognition of that murad has included ingredients with this treatment that combat that peeling or dryness that you may experience as a result of the exfoliating results so this product contains not only a fantastic trio of chemical exfoliating ingredients glycolic acid there’s bha in there and there’s also lactic acid actually it’s not a trio now that i look at the ingredients list it has all three that i just listed but there’s also a malic acid there’s tranexamic acid and the bha is salicylic acid so in addition to those great exfoliating ingredients it has really nourishing properties so you have jojoba seed oil several antioxidants and omega rich oils in the product so this one’s pretty simple you just shake it up before you dispense it it’s a screw-off top you could use a cotton round if that is your preference nowadays i want to have any sort of liquid product like that i literally just dispense it into my hand and spread it over the face it does because it has the oils in it it does have a slightly more oily texture so you get a little bit of that slick from the oil on the surface but you’re not going to feel like a grease ball using this product i would recommend using this product at night it is the kind of product where even the next day in the morning you see visible results you have kind of a smoother looking feel and look to the skin and more of a brightness and of course as you use it over time you will get more long-term and dramatic results too the next product is by derma doctor this is their kakadu c high potency evening oil this has 20 percent vitamin c ester ferulic acid and vitamin e if you haven’t seen my in depth video about vitamin c as an ingredient and my recommendations for the top products on the market that have vitamin c in them i’ll link that in the upper right hand corner for you i go in depth about the ingredients itself and how it needs to be stable how it functions effectively etc so all those things are important if you want to explore any other vitamin c products out there to make sure that what you’re getting is actually going to be effective and a good product so if you’re not familiar with the ingredient go check that video out but i say that because if you’ve watched that video or if you’ve researched vitamin c you know that it is much more effective at creating visible results when it is combined with ingredients like ferulic acid and vitamin e so the fact that they have combined those in this product lets you know that the formulation is fantastic this is a product that i have been eyeing for over a year now and i’m so glad that i chose to have it in the bunch of the products that i was testing out this has exceeded my exceeded my expectations of course when i saw the ingredients i thought okay this is a really good combination of ingredients to stabilize and increase the effectiveness of the vitamin c but in using it it is even more lovely so before i get into that let me tell you the price it is 98 so it is an expensive facial oil you get a little more than one fluid ounce in this bottle it’s nice that this is a an opaque dark glass bottle to protect the inside ingredients and continue to keep them stabilized away from sun exposure and it is a dropper you can see that it is a clear oil now usually the gold standard for vitamin c is going to be ascorbic acid but the ingredient in here is a stabilized form of vitamin c and that’s tetrahexal decal ascorbate so in addition to that and the ferulic acid and the vitamin e this has a beautiful blend of oils you have sunflower seed oil rice bran oil grape seed oil maracuja oil and several others i have tried a ton of facial oils and this has the most elegant texture of any of the ones that i’ve tried and i have a lot of ones that i love to use it has the nourishment of an oil without having any of that heaviness or greasiness but in addition to that it just feels the most silky across your skin i really don’t want to waste any of this but just to hopefully kind of show you i mean it is so thin in texture it really sinks in to the skin without leaving any sort of greasy heavy barrier you can see there’s not even a shine there this is something that i do use at night but to be frank you could absolutely use this in the daytime without having i don’t think any sort of negative shiny greasy effects on the skin and that’s a really nice feature to have in a facial oil that is vitamin c based because vitamin c is actually something that is fantastic to use in the daytime you could absolutely use it in the night time too but in the daytime it gives you an extra boost of protection against the free radicals and oxidation that occurs from sun exposure so vitamin c in combination with underneath your sunscreen is a fantastic combination this product in particular is great to purchase during the sale because it is you know on the expensive side and getting almost 25 off that price tag that’s a fantastic way to utilize the sale on this product the last skincare product is one by sio or co it is their eye and smile super lift pack so these are patches and the brand has differently shaped patches of different sizes too for all parts of the face and around the neck and decollete but the one that i specifically picked out was for the eye area and kind of around the smile lines you get four different patches two of each shape and size so you’ll get two that look like this and you’ll get two that look like this so the ones shaped kind of like hot dogs more are the ones that go underneath your eye and they’re gonna cover everywhere from the inner corner to underneath the lower lash line to the sides where kind of your crow’s feet would be and then the smile ones one’s going to go kind of like where a mustache would be and then the other one would be underneath the lower lip line this pack of four retails for 34.
95 again that’s before the 25 off and these patches are reusable so if you wash them gently with warm water and mild soap you can put the backing back on them and you can use them over and over again now they say that they’re wrinkle smoothing patches and the way that these work is that they use medical grade silicone so you apply these at night although i guess if you had several hours in the day and you wanted to prep for a big event you could also use them during the daytime but apply them to dry skin you place them for how many ever hours you can afford to place them for and silicone is something that is used and is proven to help improve things like a scarring in particular when you have keloid type scars so those are the kind of scars that are raised from the skin silicone patches have been shown to be effective at reducing that scarring and the raising of those kinds of scars so that is why the silicone is being utilized with these patches and this is the kind of product where you can see those immediate not immediate but very quick kind of results the results probably are not going to be for long term that’s kind of why i say you may want to use them before a big event but you can get those quite visible results in reducing things like the fine lines around the eyes or around the lips when you apply these overnight or for several hours and the fifth product is the makeup product that i want to recommend to you it is from the brand illamasqua i have such a special place in my heart for this brand it was very popular several years ago i’d say five plus years ago but recently it has really fallen off the radar when it comes to social media or youtube but i still adore this brand and i’m so happy that it’s available at skinscore.
com because otherwise you can purchase it through illamasqua’s website but you do have to pay that extra shipping if you live in the united states because it is coming from overseas so it’s really nice to have the brand available through skinstore.
com because it’s much more easy to access the brand’s makeup products so this is illamasqua’s newest foundation it’s called beyond foundation the shade that i have is lg3 i have uh more yellow undertoned skin in mac foundations i am typically an nc20 sometimes going to nc25 when i am a little more tan you get one full fluid ounce and the foundation retails before the discount for 44 dollars it comes in a clear plastic squared off tube and it has a pump dispenser which i love there are a ton of shades from fair or light to deep and in the different undertones so there are neutral tones cool tones and warm tones i was a little bit nervous about selecting the shade but this shade matches me i feel like perfectly so lg iii is my perfect shade i i did a good amount of research but i think i also got kind of lucky but i’m very happy in addition to the shade matching me perfectly this is a beautiful foundation it is the kind of foundation that gives you a bit of coverage without looking like foundation so it will help smooth out the canvas of the skin without being detectable it leaves a completely natural finish so i wouldn’t say that it actively mattifies but it does not add any sort of sheen or shine to the skin either there’s no shimmer in this or glitter in this anything like that and it just looks like the most natural enhancement of your skin that you can get it is completely just weightless on the skin too you’re not going around feeling like you have a layer of makeup on your skin it blends in really nicely the formula even includes hyaluronic acid and vitamin e to give you that more plumping youthful effect so i absolutely adore this foundation especially in the non-summer months where you don’t need as much or you may not need as much active kind of mattifying effect on the skin this is going to be the foundation that i use for the foreseeable future all right those are my top recommendations for skincare and makeup from skinstore.
com’s friends and family sale and frankly the favorite products for skincare and makeup that i have been using recently so i hope you enjoyed this video please let me know what things that you would be most excited to utilize that 25 off from skinstore.
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