Renew Your Skin with Sugar Cookie Marini Holiday Exfoliator

marini holiday exfoliator sugar cookie review by iliketotalkblogAs someone in my mid-thirties, I really have focused in on what I’m using in the skincare department. My major concerns are that I have fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts from time to time. To make my skin feel it’s best, it’s important that I cleanse at least twice a day, exfoliate, treat and moisturize. Exfoliation being a very important step for my skin as I’ve been reminded to exfoliate often so that the rest of my products are effective.

The Sugar Cookie Marini Holiday Exfoliator is a limited edition facial scrub and it just landed on my doorstep last week. Limited edition, hence the holiday scent, sugar cookie. What’s different about this one from others I have used is that it uses both chemical and physical exfoliators to polish and renew the skin. By using proteolytic enzymes from papaya and pineapple, glycolic acid, and physical exfoliators like sugar, Jan Marini designed a face scrub that not only softens the skin, but treats it with a dimethicone based skin protectant to leave it smooth.

marini holiday exfoliator sugar cookie review by iliketotalkblog

I like a face scrub with a good amount of grit or texture to it — which is not exactly what you should be looking for, but I found this one to have a good amount that I am pleased with. While there is a warning that there may be a slight tingle, I didn’t get that at all — just skin that was SUPER smooth to the touch. It’s a shame this is limited edition because I love anything that involves a sugar cookie. While the scent is quite faint and makes me think of snickerdoodle more, the exfoliating power is the opposite. A little goes a long way on a wet face, and I’ll be trying to stretch this out this tub as long as possible. I’ve only used this a handful of times but I can say that I’ve gotten no irritation, and can feel a difference in my skin right after using.

marini holiday exfoliator sugar cookie review by iliketotalkblogI only wish I still had the other fabulous products I’ve tried from Jan Marini such as the C-Esta Serum and the Hyla3D HA Activating Complex. I used everything to the last tiny drop!  I find all Jan Marini products that I’ve tried, to be very effective so I trust this brand.

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You can purchase Jan Marini products through their website and through select skincare professionals. To find out more about this cruelty free brand, you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Review – European Wax Center Ingrown Hair Serum

Summer is definitely coming at a fast pace and with that comes bikini and shorts season. We have a love-hate relationship though, and I’m about to tell you why…

So really whats my main concern with the summer? Baring more flesh that I refuse to show unless completely smooth. I don’t always remember having trouble with ingrown hairs but it seems to have become an issue within the last couple of years. I’ve tried shaving, waxing and epilating – all depending on what part of the body I’m dealing with. I’ve had good results with all of them – but one thing that I do have to deal from time to time is nasty ingrown hairs!

EWC Ingrown hair serum

European Wax Center Ingrown Hair Serum

Ingrowns can be painful, and lets face it – not attractive on freshly shaved legs. (um, is that a pimple on your leg? :/ ) Aside from trying to keep freshly shaved or waxed parts moisturized – you want something to keep them smooth as well. Well, I finally found it. The ingrown hair serum from European Wax Centers does everything I need it to.

There are other products out there that claim to help with ingrown hairs, but some of them just downright sting to use, or don’t work at all. And while I figured I may have to deal with a little bit of stinging to get super smooth legs — I am so glad I found something better!

The serum comes out of a pump tube that lets you use every little last drop so you get your monies worth! It’s seriously 1 to 2 pumps per leg after shaving/epilating and your done! No sting, no smell, no worries!

I’ve been using the serum for about 2.5 months now and with consistent use I can see that my ingrown hairs have been halted. It also helps old ones work their way to the top layer of skin so you can remove them safely. (this coming from someone who used to take a clean needle and poke underneath the hair to get it out). The serum uses glycolic acid to clear away dead skin and helps keep it moisturized at the same time. Its also packed with fruit extracts that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea trea oil helps round out the formula with its antibacterial benefits, keeping pores clean and free of infection.

The final verdict: I’m totally sold on this stuff. It’s not expensive, its easy to use every day (and this is an absolute must for it to work), and I love all the antioxidants it has in the formula.

The cost? $25.00 online, or you can get a bottle at any of their locations.

Is there any questions you have about the serum? Please send them on over as I just started blogging and want to get

good info out to you guys 🙂

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