belif – First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask | Review

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belif first aid 360 eye care mask

In a Few Words

A moisturizing eye mask with a pudding-like texture that is appropriate to use around the entire eye area.

Belif’s First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask is a “hydrating pudding-like eye care mask releases stress around the eyes and replenishes moisture levels to dry eye rims… The leave-on, cooling and hydrating formula—infused with mimosa herb extract—instantly cools, relieves puffy and fatigued eyes, and prevents visible wrinkles by improving the resilience of the skin around the eye. Further enhanced with three belif napiers formulas (original, detox, and dark circle formulas),” – Napiers are tinctures and formulas formulated by an herbalist,Duncan Napiers, in the late 1800’s. –  are part of  “this eye care mask fights all signs of fatigue and diminishes the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the delicate and sensitive eye areas.” The Belif First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask comes in a 25 ml plastic pot and retails for about $35.00.

The winter weather wreaks havoc on my skin and the sensitive skin around my eyes is the hardest hit. I tend to get patches of dermatitis on or by my eyelids and the corners of my eyes get extremely dry and chapped because my eyes tend to water constantly. I picked up this mask in desperation hoping I could find something to really soothe and moisturize my sad, angry eyes. Unfortunately, this mask doesn’t offer anything more than an average eye cream would (except that it’s ok to use on your lids, but I will use any eye cream on my lids if I need to). The mask is just fine as a moisturizer, but it doesn’t offer intense hydration or cooling or soothing. Also, the texture is so weird (legitimately like pudding) that it’s awkward to get out a small amount and warm it up between fingers, so I always feel like I’m using too much and wasting it. Even though I don’t like this cream by Belif, my savor this winter has been Belif’s Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream!

The First Aid 360 Eye Mask is just fine as a budget friendly, basic eye cream, but if you’re looking for an SOS product, this will disappoint.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Mimosa Herb Extract: Prevents visible wrinkles by increasing skin resilience around the eyes in addition to relieving signs of fatigue by reducing irritation with tannins, amino acids, and other nutritive elements.
Napiers Original Formula: Contains ant-oxidation, skin calming, anti-trouble and antiaging properties to keep skin healthy.
Napiers Detox Formula: Purifies the skin by removing impurities and delivering antioxidants for improved skin texture.
Napiers Dark Circle Formula: Alleviates dark circles under the eyes with its antioxidant and brightening effects.

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Mineral Oil
Parabens
Phthalates

Possible Irritants:
N/A

Vegan: Yes

Tested on animals: No

Country of origin: Made in South Korea

Complete Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Hexyldecyl Ethylhexanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-240/Hdi Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Mimosa Pudica Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract* , Nepeta Cataria Extract*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract*, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract*, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract*, Arnica Montana Flower Extract**, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract*, Galium Aparine Extract**, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract** Rosa Damascena Flower Extract**, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract+, Chelidonium Majus Extract+, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Trimethamine, Trisodium EDTA, Frangrance++, Citronellol, Limonene. *Napiers Original Formula. **Napiers Formula DTX. +Napiers Formula DC. ++Fragrances of Natural Origin.

February Empties | 2018

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Glossier – Milky Jelly Cleanser

I like this cleanser, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again. I’m not a huge fan of roses, but the rose scent is subtle enough for me to tolerate it. While the cleanser isn’t drying, it doesn’t feel hydrating or creamy or rich. I will probably buy it again next time I place an order from Glossier because it a fine utilitarian cleanser.

belif – The True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb

A true favorite! Moisturizing, thick, absorbs quickly, and leaves your skin feeling velvety. I have already repurchased it!

Paula’s Choice – Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

It’s fine… it does what it should do but I have grown to like AHA exfoliators better and I don’t really notice a difference in my acne when I am using it.

MOST REPURCHASED PRODUCTS

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belif – The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

I am ALL over the place when it comes to skincare, but this moisturizer has a solid place in my routines. I am on my forth pot of this moisturizer (absolutely unheard of for me) and I have no intention of replacing it any time soon. It is thick and intensely moisturizing for my dry skin, but it sinks in quickly and isn’t heavy. It works really well under makeup or even as a PM moisturizer.

NYX – Tinted Brow Mascara (black)

I have tried almost every brow mascara out there and hands down this one by NYX is the best. It is extremely pigmented and can fill in the sparse areas in my brows, it builds really well to create a natural bushy texture, and it has a soft, but firm hold that doesn’t make your brows look shiny.

Real Techniques – Miracle Complexion Sponge

For awhile I was flip flopping between the Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques sponge but I finally realized that they were basically identical and the Real Techniques sponge was like a fifth of the price. The only complaint I have with the Real Techniques sponge is that it wears out pretty quickly for me so I have to replace it more frequently than the Beauty Blender, but because of the massive price difference, you will still come out ahead.

L’Oreal – Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Mascara

The. Best. Mascara. It builds volume and length while still separating the lashes without any clumps. I love the waterproof because it never transfers and works very well on both the top and the bottom lashes. Feline Noir works really well on top of other mascaras and always rescues me from lash disasters.

Sephora VIB Sale Cart Fall 2017

The most wonderful time of the year is here! The Sephora Rouge/VIB sale happens every year around the end of October or beginning of November. This year it will be {ROUGE: November 3-6 AND November 10-15 code 20FORROUGE} and {VIB dates + code, when released}. This sale gives you 20% off of everything, no exceptions!

The most wonderful time of the year is here! The Sephora Rouge/VIB sale happens every year around the end of October or beginning of November. This year it will be {ROUGE: November 3-6 AND November 10-15 code 20FORROUGE} and {VIB dates + code, when released}. This sale gives you 20% off of everything, no exceptions!

I’ve been slowly curating my cart for weeks because I can go a little crazy sometimes and make impulsive purchases just because they are on sale! This year I’ve picked out a few special items, a few essentials, and I even got suckered into a Sephora Favorites box!

Visart Warm Neutral Eyeshadow Palette – This was the first thing to go into my cart! A Visart palette was in and out of my cart 100 times last year and completely regretted it. I don’t own anything by the brand yet, but the Warm Neutral Palette looks like a fantastic everyday palette for me.

Bobby Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Based Moisturizer – This was one of the first high end skincare products I ever purchased almost 10 years ago! I haven’t bought it again since that first tub and my skin has changed a lot, but I decided kind of nostalgically to try it again. I will probably use it as a primer in addition to my current routine, rather than using it in place of my moisturizer.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – I usually pick up a lip mask every sale because winter is coming. The past years I’ve bought the Bite Beauty Agave Mask and the Fresh Mask and I wasn’t really blown away by either so I’m excited to try something new!

Jo Malone London Basil and Neroli Cologne – I’m a little nervous about this purchase because I have only smelled this perfume and it was months ago… but I loved it and I couldn’t stop smelling myself throughout the day! I hope it’s as wonderful as I remember – earthy and citrusy and fresh.

Briogio Ultimate Hair Goals Kit – I was planning on stocking up on the the Briogio Don’t Despair Repair Mask and this kit is the same price and an 8oz jar and includes an 8oz jar of the mask plus 3 deluxe samples of their Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection and Heat Protectant Creme, Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray, and Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo. I know I like the leave-in conditioner and I am really excited to try the shampoo because my scalp get so dry and flakey in the winter!

Briogio Don’t Despair Repair Gel-to-Oil Overnight Treatment – This is meant to hydrate, strengthen, smooth, and soften the hair – my hair and scalp is hella dry and damaged and I’ve never tried an overnight treatment. I like the brand because it’s silicone free so I feel like their conditioning products actually do something more than just coating the hair.

Sephora Favorite Soko to Tokyo – I have never bought a Sephora Favorites box before because I usually feel like there’s 2-3 products I like and the rest will most likely go to waste. This box is perfection! It’s a combination of products I know I love (Tatcha Polished and belif True Cream Aqua Bomb) and products that I really want to try (SKII Facial Treatment Essence).

Honorable Mention: ABH Subculture – I’m in LOVE with these colors but I’m not sure if I can handle the formula – I’m just not sure if I can work with it so it’s hanging out in my cart and I will probably just decided as I’m checking out…

Update: Between writing and posting, the Sephora Favorites Soko to Tokyo has gone out of stock and Kevin Aucoin The Sculpting Contour Powder and snuck into my cart.

belif – Moisturizing & Firming Eye Cream – Review

In a Few Words
An intensely hydrating eye cream.

Belif’s Moisturizing & Firming Eye Cream is “a hydrating and nourishing eye treatment that provides long-lasting moisture and firmness to the delicate eye area. This ultra-hydrating and firming eye cream provides lasting hydration and elasticity to the delicate eye area without heaviness. It is formulated with natural oils, including cupuacu seed butter and macadamia nut oil, which help to keep the eye area looking youthful, supple, and firm. This product is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. It is free of mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, and fragrances, and animal origin ingredients.”

In a Few Words
An intensely hydrating eye cream.

Belif’s Moisturizing & Firming Eye Cream is “a hydrating and nourishing eye treatment that provides long-lasting moisture and firmness to the delicate eye area. This ultra-hydrating and firming eye cream provides lasting hydration and elasticity to the delicate eye area without heaviness. It is formulated with natural oils, including cupuacu seed butter and macadamia nut oil, which help to keep the eye area looking youthful, supple, and firm. This product is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. It is free of mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, and fragrances, and animal origin ingredients.” I bought my Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream at Sephora, it comes in a 25mL jar and was $48.00.

I have an extremely dry eye area and need a hydrating eye cream that really packs a punch and this eye cream delivers! One problem I have with finding a good eye product is the fact that my eye area is so dry that a lot of products burn or cause irritation, but I have no problems with this product. This cream is thick and rich and absorbs quickly. It is so hydrating that it literally makes my eye area feel like velvet. I also really like that it come in a 25mL jar, while most eye creams are 15mLs.

I can’t really speak to this creams firming capabilities, but I would recommend this to absolutely anyone who’s main concern is just moistrurization – it’s well suited for dry skin and it’s not too heavy for normal to oily.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Calendula flower extract
Rose flower extract
Cupuacu seed butter
Macadamia nut oil

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Mineral oil
Parabens

Possible Irritants:
N/A

Vegan:
Yes

Tested on animals:
No

Country of origin: Made in

Complete Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polydecene, PEG-75, Methyl Trimethicone, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ceteary Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone/ Alcohol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Jojoba Esters, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, C12-16 Alcohols, Palmitic Acid, Arachidyl Alcohol, Beta-Glucan, Methylpropanediol, Polyglutamic Acid, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Oilvate, Sorbitan Olivate, Betaine, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate, Panthenol, Silica, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, *Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, *Nepeta Cataria Extract, *Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, *Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract, *Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, +Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract, +Viola Tricolor Extract, +Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, +Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, +Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, **Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, **Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, **Achillea Millefolium Flower Extract, **Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Leaf Extract, **Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, **Vaccinium Myrtillus Friut Extract, **Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Trisodium EDTA, ++Fragrance, Citronnellol, Limonene. *Napiers Original Formula. +Napiers Moisture Formula. **Napiers Formula AA. ++Fragrances of Natural Origin.

9.23.-7 AM Skin

 

9.23.17 AM Skin

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil + Tamanu Oil

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

 

9.21.17 AM Skin

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That one morning I decided to give my skin a swift kick in the ass…

Leahlani Skincare Kalima Coconut Cleansing Cream

January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic

Sally’s Organics Rose Water

Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Clearing Lotion – seriously the only thing that will clear a breakout quickly

Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil + Tamanu Oil

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate