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Product Review: Korres Yogurt Cream

I haven’t had time to take pics of the additional prizes to the 2 additional winners Erica and I picked out since I had a bad migraine on Friday, so I will try and get around to it hopefully tomorrow. :)

I have officially found my holy grail of moisturizers- Korres’ Yogurt Cream. ($29.50 at Sephora). Korres is a brand originated in Greece, and they have TONS of other awesome products that I can’t wait to also try out.

This crazy weather lately has been making my skin super dry, and I’ve even gone back to the oil cleansing method and skipping washing my face in the morning (now using a makeup wipe) just to avoid making it more raw and flaky. I even tried the thickest and greasiest of moisturizers, only to have my skin eat it up and it’s STILL dry and/or it breaks me out. Hence i’ve been using my liquid foundations lately so that my mineral foundation didn’t make my flaky skin more obvious.

So out of desperation to find the perfect moisturizer that works for me; I caved in and spent $29.50 on Korres’ Yogurt Cream which is a moisturizing cream for oily and dehydrated skin. It is perfect for everyday use on all skin types. It contains actual yogurt as well as lactose, proteins, minerals, vitamin E, and olive oil to provide moisture and hydration to dry skin.

After just one night of use, I immediately noticed a difference in my skin, the dry flakes were gone, my skin was moisturized, soft, and supple; and it felt A LOT smoother. It definitely gave me results that no drugstore brand has given me, and the best part? It didn’t break me out nor did my skin absorb it too fast to where it felt dry again and i’d have to re-apply. I can see why it got such amazing reviews!

I even had the BF try it and put a tiny bit on his face and he liked it!

What’s great is that there are no parabens, sulphates, or any of that nasty stuff, it has mostly natural ingredients.

Ingredients:

Product: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
Price: $29.50 @ Sephora
Would I buy again? Yes

What they say: Yogurt is often thought of as the perfect afternoon snack. But few people know that it is also an ancient healing remedy that goes back hundreds of years. In Greece, yogurt is known for its ability to instantly soothe the skin by delivering increased moisture to the upper levels of the epidermis.

PROS:
– A little goes a long way, you only need a little bit; I dab four dots on my face (cheeks, chin, and forehead) and rub it into my skin in circular motions.
– Smells so yummy!
– Really moisturizes my face without being too greasy, my skin totally absorbs it and keeps it hydrated and moist.
– The cream itself isn’t thick or watery thin, it’s in between. It may feel greasy and thick at first, but doesn’t stay like that once your skin absorbs it.
– Just after a week of use I noticed a more even skin tone, smoother and softer face, and no more dryness!
– Available at Sephora, not hard to find.

CONS:
– The jar is a bit small, but a little goes a long way so it lasts for me.
– Also it’s IN a jar, and I know that some people don’t like having to dip their fingers in, but I actually prefer my moisturizers in a tub/jar, those are the best ones!
– $29.50 may be a little steep for some, but totally worth it for me because I love the results!

Also try:
– Their yogurt mask

Overall? I am absolutely in love with this moisturizer, it doesn’t break me out and keeps my face moisturized and haven’t had dry flaky skin since I’ve been using it. I use it both morning and night and I love the smell. I definitely recommend it to those of you who have dry skin (even though ANY skin type can use it), as well as those of you who haven;t quite found their holy grail moisturizer. Definitely try it and see if it works for you, you can always return it with Sephora’s awesome return policy!

CherryCulture.com Product Review: Eyeko Tinted Cream

I had the opportunity to try the Eyeko Tinted Cream which I was really excited about because I love tinted moisturizers, especially when you are trying to go for the “no-makeup” look or the glowy bronze look which is perfect during the summer. On days you don’t want to wear full on foundation a tinted moisturizer covers your flaws or discolorations while moisturizing your face at the same time and you don’t feel like you have anything on.

The Eyeko Tinted Cream is a three in one cream: Tinted moisturizer, eye cream, and a highlighter which creates a flawless base., making it a great makeup primer. It has an antioxidant boost and Vitamins C, A, and E for radiant skin with a sun kissed glow. It comes in a small tub, the same size as a normal moisturizer, and it has a soft mousse like texture that isn’t thick but feels a little thinner than your normal everyday moisturizer. It is pretty easy to apply, as a moisturizer or as an eye cream, you would just apply it as you would any other moisturizer or eye cream, and as a highlighter you can apply it on places you wish to highlight such as the cheekbones, or the collarbone because the Eyeko Tinted Cream provides a nice natural sheen which again, creates that subtle glow.

It’s a dark brownish copper colored cream in the tub, but it does not go on that dark, so don’t worry about it being too dark for your skin tone because once you rub it into your skin, it disappears and all you have left on your skin is a subtle golden shimmer which can really bring out your features; especially when used as a makeup primer. You can apply your foundation on top if the Eyeko Tinted Cream (once it dries), and it can really enhance your look and give you a nice natural glow. You can probably even use it on your legs or arms as well, or to even enhance your summer tan. It doesn’t have a strong fragrance or an overpowering smell, it’s kind of hard to describe, but it’s a light scent similar to that of a neutral moisturizer and sunblock lotion.

It’s a great tinted moisturizer for the face and body, or anywhere you want a little shimmer. It only comes in one color and the tub is big enough to last you a really long time! And it’s only $12 on CherryCulture.com!

Product Review: The Body Deli Light Facial Emulsion Moisturizer


I recently had an opportunity to try this product out; the “Light Facial Emulsion” with Flash Flood Moisture ($36), it’s from The Body Deli which is a company that sells only fresh organic skin and body products using only the freshest, organic ingredients. You can find a wide range of the ingredients they put in their products HERE. I never tried any of their products before so I was eager to try this.

It’s basically a nice light moisturizer for the face, it smells like an orange creamsicle, almost like a smoothie- so it’s a nice treat for the face, even though I was so tempted to just drink it since it smelled so good! It is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins E & C, and Chamomile. I just really like how it’s pure and contains natural ingredients, which in turn makes me want to try some of their other products like their scrubs.

This particular moisturizer feels really nice on the skin. My face absorbs it well without leaving my skin feeling tight or dry. It’s also not watery, but not thick either, so it feels like a perfect balance of both a great moisturizer, one that doesn’t have you re-applying every so often and one that doesn’t make you feel oily. In comparison to the Merlot Grapeseed Moisturizer, this one doesn’t feel as watery in terms of consistency, and the smell is nicer to me than the Merlot which has a strong grapefruit type of a smell that sometimes can be a bit overwhelming for me personally. I also like how the body deli moisturizer comes in a pump bottle which I like for sanitary reasons, as well as the bottle itself being a perfect size for traveling or even just to moisturize throughout the day.

The website describes it as: Flood your skin with weightless moisture. This revolutionary facial emulsion uses chiral technology to greatly increase cellular absorption and reduce irritation. This light facial moisturizer is designed to hydrate the skin and treat acne prone skin conditions. Salicylic acid and our proprietary blend of Silica, Sulphur, Maganezium and Copper act as a benzol peroxide alternative to help heal and clear up blemishes without drying out the skin. Use this moisturizer daily to condition the skin and enjoy the fresh, clean feeling of this very special facial emulsion.

Fresh Ingredients:
Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Micro Clustered Ionized Water, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, D-glucuronic, D-alpha-tocopherol, Soy Lecithin, Rosemary Oil Extract, Green Tea Extract, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Polysorbate, Yarrow Extract, Fresh Cells of Pomegranate, Pumpkin, & Carrot, Squalane, Soy Amino Acid Complex, Ionic Silica, Ionic Sulphur, Ionic Copper, Ionic Maganezium, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Carrot Seed Oil, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Beta-Glucosamine, L-alpha bisabolol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Chamomile (L-complex), Cucumber Distillate, Blood Orange, Rosemary, & Potassium Sorbate.

So for those of you who love organic ingredients, especially when it comes to skincare, then definitely look at their website and check out the different products they have. They have tons of stuff from facial care, scrubs, to body care- to suit any skin type: dry skin, oily skin, normal skin, etc.

Product Review: Merlot Grape Seed Moisturizer

Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 3 out of 5
Quality: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Price: $14, Walgreens (4 oz.)
Other things to know: It has SPF 15, and they have a night moisturizer as well (with no SPF), you can find more of their amazing products by clicking here.

I know that Tao uses this too and loves it, and I do too!

What they say: Creme de Vin is made of natural red grape seeds polyphenols. It offers sensational antioxidant properties thereby helping to inhibit the aging process.

* Natures most powerful antioxidant
* Anti-Aging
* SPF 15
* Fragrance Free
* Non-Oily

Ingredients:

Purified Water , Grape Seed Polyphenols , Propylene Glycol , Petrolatum , Dimethicone , Chamomile Extract , Cetyl Alcohol , Glyceril Monostearate , Stearic Acid , Phenoxyethanol , Triethanolamine , Carbomer 940 , Comfrey Extract , Aloe Vera , Zinc Oxide

PROS:
– It’s non-oily or greasy and I love that, I hate moisturizers that make my face feel sticky and yucky after I apply it, and my skin just absorbs this and feels really nice after, no sticky-ness at all!
– Smells like grapefruit, and for some reason that alone made me already think that it’s “working” and was a good moisturizer.
– Big jar, has A LOT of product in it, enough to last you a long time, so well worth the $14! (look how big it is compared to my hand)
– My face has stayed clear and free from blemishes, a lot more softer and supple, and looks more refined and even-toned.
– Paraben-free and has anti-aging antioxidants (grape seed!)
– Has SPF 15

CONS:

– As much as I love the huge jar because you are getting so much product, I personally like pump dispensers so that I don’t have to dip my fingers in it and get the cream all in my nails. It’s also hard to transfer this into a dispenser because it’s quite thick.
– Kinda bulky to travel with but there are some jars that come with a free-travel size version.
– When my skin is really thirsty sometimes, I need to apply more of it because it can feel like it’s more on the watery side (it’s not) but it’s not as thick as normal moisturizers so it’s sort of a pro/con.

Overall? Give it a try if you are searching for a new moisturizer. I LOVE this moisturizer! I used it for awhile now and my skin is so supple and clear, I found a lot of other great reviews on it as well on MakeupAlley and other forums, find these reviews: HERE and HERE.

Look how much is in there!