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Best discovery of the last 6 months?

I always like hearing of other people’s product successes, so I thought I’d ask: What has been your best beauty product discovery of the last 6 months? 

 

Mine has been BECCA - Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer:A2495B22-105E-468D-A379-5BB52B80C29E.jpegUpon first application, I honestly thought it had done nothing. I shrugged, continued on with my usual morning makeup routine, and went about my day. Later in the day, however, I did a double take when I looked in a mirror and saw how improved my under eye area looked! After a couple weeks of daily use, a coworker even commented that I looked younger. Who doesn’t want to hear that once in a while 😁

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@mmmiu@Shosh85 same it's my everyday go to (heh).  I'm going to try the illumination CC tomorrow

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I’ve been thinking about this the last couple of days, and a few of the products I’ve recently started using I’ve been impressed with are Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser, Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme, and Too Faced Primed and Peachy.

 

I like the cleanser because it doesn’t dry out my skin at all (I’ve had issues with changing skin and it seems every cleanser dries it out in some capacity), and it provides a gentle chemical exfoliation every time I use it. The eye cream just feels really nice! It smells good too. I am prone to watery and irritated eyes, especially in the summer, and from what I can tell, this doesn’t contribute to it. I’ve used other eye creams that do. Finally, the primer simply works well. It does it’s job. Since the weather’s been heating up, it’s prevented me from getting super shiny. That’s what I need a good matte primer to do. Keep the shine at bay, while playing well with my makeup and skincare and not being drying. 

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@alexasteph I really like Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème, too. I’ve been using it for months and the jar is still practically full because a little goes so far!

 

I have a sample of Too Faced Primed and Peachy. I’ll have to try it out soon! 😊

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I’ve got another product to add as of last night! I tried Lancôme Teint Idole Camouflage Ultra Wear High Coverage Corrector in shade yellow and was truly amazed! 😲

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If you have brown hyperpigmentation, this makes it completely vanish with very little effort. It dries down perfectly and disappears the moment you apply foundation over top.  

 

I had tried the green shade and it worked well, too, but for redness. I didn’t know that yellow would target my brown hyperpigmentation so well in comparison! 

 

If you want to read more about my experience with it, check out the review I wrote about it 😊

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Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels are amazing! It makes my skin sooo soft, smooth and bright without any irritation! It also helps to clear up acne/blemishes. They are a holy grail skincare product for me and will probably continue to use these forever now!!!👌

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@Shosh85 Do you have sensitive skin? I do so I’m very cautious about using any kind of peel because it can cause quite the flare-up for me.

 

I’ve been on a mini-quest to find a gentle peel but I’m proceeding with great caution because my skin is already about 80% where I want it and I don’t want a giant backward slide 😅

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@PinkEvergreen Yes, I have sensitive skin and I was actually surprised these didn’t irritate me!! These were sitting around for a long time because I was hesitant to try them! @itsfi went through the same thing– she has sensitive skin as well and it didn’t irritate her either! 👌

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@Shosh85 Nice!! It’s going on my loves list riiiight now 😁 Thanks!!

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@Shosh85 @itsfi I’m checking these out right now and I’m not sure which ones to get. There are a few kinds to choose from. Did you use the Universal Daily Peel ones? 

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@PinkEvergreen I use the same Extra Strength ones displayed below. Thanks so much for sharing, @itsfi!  🙌🤗

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@PinkEvergreen, I have the Extra Strength Daily Peel pads.  I was going to start with the ones for sensitive skin but others here mentioned the extra strength ones should be fine since I had been using actives already - before moving to the DDG extra strength peel pads, I used the First Aid Beauty Radiance Pads almost every day; on days I didn't use those, I'd use mask or treatments that contained AHA/BHA in them. The extra strength pads have been fine for my sensitive skin - no breakouts or irritation -  my cheeks were a little dry after the first use, but not anymore; I don't use them everyday, but not because they are too strong, but more because I use other products with actives in them on other days. 

 

Is there a Sephora store near you?  If so, you might want to see if the store still has some of the DDG peel pads that were point perks, or you could ask them for a couple of packets of the peel pads to sample.

 

Thanks for the tag @Shosh85!

 

https://www.sephora.com/product/alpha-beta-peel-extra-strength-daily-peel-P269122

 

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@itsfi Thanks for your reply! It just so happens that I have some of the extra-strength ones in my stash. I got them as a sample ages ago but was too afraid to use them 😅 I’ll try one today! 

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Oh good @PinkEvergreen; glad you found some samples!  I was going to send you a PM to ask if you wanted me to send you a couple of samples of the extra strength ones.  I previously posted about the DDG pads in a haul post last month and mentioned I was a bit nervous about whether my skin could handle the "extra strength" version and @MissPuff gave me a very helpful tip; she said (and I went to look for the post to cut and paste): "For the DDG pads, if the first pad causes too much stinging, use the second neutralizing pad sooner than the written 2 minutes."

 

The DDG extra strength peel pads have really been a game changer for me. I can tell when I use them how my skin has changed for the better and I can really tell when I haven't used them regularly.

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@itsfi I agree, these are a game changer!! I love the tip from @MissPuff!👌

Im happy you found some to try, @PinkEvergreen!!! I’ll be interested to hear what your thoughts on them! 👍😊

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@Shosh85 I will let you know. Hopefully I won’t have a Wizard of Oz moment 😂 

 

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@PinkEvergreen Haha! Too funny! 😂 I hope not too! 

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@itsfi Aww, you’re so sweet ☺️ Thank you for all the great information!!!

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Chi Silk Infusion (hair serum/oil).  I NEVER thought I'd actually like a hair oil but this one is absolutely lovely--it's lightweight, doesn't make my hair feel greasy, leaves my hair incredibly soft, and it smells AMAZING.

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@CookieGirl1 Do you buy this from Sephora? I’m asking because we don’t seem to have it on Sephora Canada.

 

Finding the perfect hair oil is so exciting, isn’t it? 😁 I finally found mine this year: Verb Ghost Oil.

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I had tried to love Moroccanoil Treatment, but I found it way too heavy and too heavily perfumed. Ghost Oil, on the other hand, is so easy to use on freshly dried hair, and has almost no fragrance. I’m such a fan! 

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Been really enjoying the Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment. I've been looking for something for light makeup days, and this has been great. It blurs my pores, evens out my skintone, and neutralizes some cheek redness. It doesn't feel heavy nor cling to my dry patches, and it lasts through the summer heat. It also provides a nice base for all my other face products. A little goes a long way w/ this product which is always a plus. 

 

The only downside is that if you're darker than NC/NW 42, this will prob look ashy on you. I'm about NC40 right now, and it's almost too light on me.

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@gymgirl2 Oooh, I really love this product too, but I have the opposite problem– I’m super pale and it’s actually just a little on the darker side for me! It sure does look and feel great though!