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This genius bottle contains a remarkably bright green formula that, when applied to a cotton pad and swiped across the face, turns CLEAR. The watery consistency is cooling, refreshing and unbelievably moisturizing.
You’ve heard the phrase “cool as a cucumber?” Badescu’s cleansing astringent most certainly delivers on that theory. It disinfects the skin while removing residue, oil and bacteria from the surface, therefore preventing future breakouts. And did we mention how cooling it is? (We just can’t get over it!)
Simply pour some onto a cotton pad, wipe in circular motions across your face, and watch as the magic happens. You’ll be amazed at the veritable difference in your skin within just a few uses.
Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion retails for $15-$45 at mariobadescu.com and nordstrom.com.
Contained within the cheerful red box are, without a doubt, our three standout products from the skincare line. A full-sized bottle of the line’s cult favorite PreCleanse sits alongside 1.7 oz. bottles of Special Cleansing Gel and Multi-Active Toner. Believe us when we say these three products are all you need to reveal fresh, glowing, absolutely GORGEOUS skin.
What we love most about all three of these products is that they’re so light and gentle — not a harsh chemical or stripping agent in sight. Each is perfect for all skin types — trust us, our skin is uber-sensitive, and we’ve never broken out from any of these three! The toner helps to tighten pores and hydrate the skin; PreCleanse liquefies sebum and oil-based debris from the skin’s surface with kukui nut, borage seed and rice bran oils; and the Special Cleansing Gel is a concentrated, soap-free cleanser designed to remove all impurities from the skin. (Side note: we love using the Special Cleansing Gel with our Clarisonic Mia.)
So, in a nutshell? This kit contains our three hero products from Dermalogica. Why not check it out?
The Dermalogica clean and refresh kit retails for $34 at dermalogica.com. This is an amazing deal when you consider the PreCleanse retails for $34 on its own!
Ready to start your gift giving brainstorming sessions but don’t know where to start? For the beauty junkie, a sample kit is always the best way to go, and one of our new favorites is Kate Somerville’s Discovery Kit.
Get your gift recipient (or yourself!) one step closer to radiant skin with this sampling of Kate’s best sellers. A clear plastic zipper bag (great for traveling, btw) comes stocked with the Gentle Daily Wash, Quench Hydrating Face Serum, Total Vitamin Antioxidant Serum, Nourish Daily Moisturizer, ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, and two other sample creams.
We loved the foaming gel face wash because it removed all our makeup, but didn’t leave our skin feeling stripped. The 60 mL size is still going strong after daily use for three weeks, as you only need a small amount to get a good lather. The 15 mL jar of the ExfoliKate is marvelous for sloughing away dead skin cells (thank you, dry winter air). It’s an enzyme exfoliator with a slight roughness to it, that tingles just a bit, but leaves your skin ultra smooth. Our favorite gem of the bunch would definitely have to be the Nourish Daily Moisturizer. It’s ultra light-weight, super fast absorbing, and perfect during the pm for our oily skin.
Normally, this kit runs for $90, but from now until November 30, Kate Somerville is offering 30 percent off with coupon code KSFF2010! Grab this goodie bag for yourself or a lucky friend/relative for just $60! katesomerville.com