Hey guys! Happy Thursday! The product up for review in today’s Curtain Call post is the Queen Helene Oatmeal ‘n Honey Scrub.
At 170 g / 6 oz, $3.99 or so is the retail price for this product. Product packaging is the common facial cleanser or scrub squeeze tube container. This one has a screw on cap instead of a flip top cap. The front text reads “Gently removes the dull surface layers to reveal your healthy complexion”. The back of the tube reads the following:
“A gentle cleansing natural-fiber facial scrub with soothing oatmeal and honey. The extra gentle exfoliating action draws out impurities, unclogs pores and removes dry, dead cells from the surface of your skin. Pure, wholesome honey helps replenish lost moisture and protects your skin from the harsh elements. Your skin will look fresh and healthy and feel soft and smooth. Apply daily or as often as desired. Ideal for use in the shower, too!
DIRECTIONS: Moisten face and neck with warm water. Apply a small amount of facial scrub with wet fingertips and gently massage into skin, avoiding the sensitives areas near your eyes. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry.”
Verdict? I love it! This product is definitely not for everyone as it’s quite scrubby. I personally love scrubby products, even on my face but I know that a lot of people don’t. With that said, I don’t find this to be too abrasive for daily use. I’ve actually used other facial scrubs that are more abrasive than this one. The texture for this is a little bit gritty with dark brown specks in a light brown cream like formula. The scrubbiness can be attributed to walnut shell powder according to the ingredient listing. Now walnut shell powder can be a controversial topic as I know some people classify this is an ingredient that causes damage to the skin and such. But I personally don’t mind it and use products with it. It cleans my face well without drying it and it lathers up quite nicely. I love the scent of this product. I can definitely smell the honey in it and it strikes me as a little chocolate-y. This tube lasted me a very long time as I use this nightly since I keep this by the sink. I wash my face in the morning when I shower so I have a separate facial cleanser there. I will definitely buy this in the future if I need to pick up a facial scrub. I’m trying to finish what I have on hand and trust me when I say I have tons that would last me years (so it will be a while until I grab this).
This product can easily be purchased in various retail and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, ULTA, CVS, and Walgreens. It is also available online at various websites that carry beauty and personal care products.
Hey guys! How are y’all doing? I’m hoping that this week will fly by as fast as last week. I’ve been keeping myself busy with work and some painting classes so far. I actually went to a painting class yesterday and I’m going to another tomorrow. I love tomorrow’s painting so I hope I do a great job on it. Today’s post is another edition of Curtain Call. Here’s my take on the Neosporin Moisture Essentials Daily Body Wash.
At 1.8 fl oz / 53 ml, this little tube lasted me for a few days only. I got this as part of a 3 piece Neosporin trial size pack from Walmart that was on sale a while ago. The front says “gently cleanses even the most dry, sensitive skin”, “formulated with a lipid, humectant, emollient and botanical blend” and “Soap-free | Fragrance-free”. The back of the tube has the following instructions:
DIRECTIONS: Squeeze daily body wash on to hands. Lather, gently apply to skin, rinse and pat dry. Warnings: When using this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove.
Verdict? The body wash is on the more liquidy side. The texture is a bit lotion-y, which gives me the impression that it’s very moisturizing. It has a very neutral scent and lathers well. I find it to be a very gentle body wash. I started using it when I actually got sunburn on my lower back and I didn’t want to use strong soaps on it. I don’t have any other skin concerns really so I can’t rate how well it performs in that aspect but I can tell you for sure that this is probably one of the least drying body washes I’ve ever used. A 10 oz of this bottle retails for around $9.99 or so. I don’t know if they offer this particular product anymore because I’ve read other reviews that state they couldn’t find it anywhere for a few months now! I do see some pop up still when doing an online search for this product. You can check their website for more information on this product or other products in the same line.
Today’s post is on another product that has bit the dust in my bathroom. This Curtain Call segment is on Victoria’s Secret Victoria’s Secret PINK Sugar Scrub.
At 250 ml / 8.4 fl oz, this is sold under their PINK brand. The scent for this is Cucumber & Water Lily. I got this because I had some coupons to burn and there was a sale on these scrubs. It comes in a tube packaging with a flip top lid. The back of the tube shows the following:
GET FRESH SUGAR SCRUB
Two things that should always be fresh and smooth: your dance moves and your skin. For the latter, we’ve got our Cucumber and Water Lily body scrub. It uses natural sugar crystals to slough away rough, dry patches. It’s also infused with ingredients like soothing Cucumber and Water Lily, plus it’s got a crisp, cool scent. Rub on all over and rinse off to reveal smooth, fresh skin from tip to toes.
Free of Parabens, Sulfites, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil and Paraffin.
Made with Peace, Love and Happiness.
Verdict? The sugar scrub is on the thick side, which is a very nice change for most sugar scrubs I’ve encountered. Most I’ve tried are quite liquidy and on the thin side that I don’t get to scrub as much as I would like because there’s not much sugar content to massage with. The scent is very nice and on the fresh and crisp side — not fruity at all to me and maybe slightly floral. The sugar crystals provide the nice scrubby power I enjoy in the shower. Because of the consistency, I actually screw the lid off instead of using the flip top as the product doesn’t go through the flip top hole easy. I personally think it’s too small for the glob-like formula so I find myself struggling to get more product out even when I squeezed really hard. Take note that I do find this sugar scrub to be more effective as a scrub, so it might be a little bit too scrubby for those that have sensitive skin. I don’t think they offer this particular product anymore but you can check what other sugar scrubs they offer here on their website.
Here’s another edition of Curtain Call. Today’s post is on the derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub. I got this item out of my ipsy May 2014 Glam Bag last year but have used it all up recently.
What I love about this product? First, it has a clean scent. The formula consists of very fine particles for scrubbiness that are white in color. It’s very, very scrubby. It’s fine for me but I think those with sensitive skin will not be able to use it (or if they do, very sparingly and rarely). It works really, really well for an at-home microdermabrasion. My skin is unbelievably soft and smooth. I have used it as much as every 2-3 days but it works even if you use it every week or few weeks or so.
What I don’t like about this product? The price. $32.50 gets you 2 oz / 56 g. That’s kinda steep for that I think but it does work so if you have the money and are willing to spend on it then go ahead.
Happy 4th of July to my readers in the US! I hope you’re all having a good time this weekend. Today’s post is a scheduled one as I am spending time with my cousins in Philly for this short holiday. Here’s another segment of Curtain Call and this time it’s on take on the Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream.
This face cream comes in a small white screw top plastic tub container. I threw away the box already so we’ll just go with the description on the website:
“Reviva Labs now offers a new answer to helping firm, tighten and “lift” skin with DMAE…as Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester fight free radicals and future skin aging. As a special Reviva boost, this dramatic trio is encased in a soy liposome for deeper, time release action during the night. Allantoin and Aloe Vera are added to soothe and calm stressed skin, contributing to a healthy, vibrant glow. For supple, more youthful looking skin, it’s another major advance in the battle against skin aging. Benefits: helps improve skin tone and glow as its powerful antioxidant action fights free-radical damage. As your body rests during the night, you have hours of uninterrupted replenishing nutrients that help tighten and “lift” skin to treat the effects of time as it helps fight future skin aging.”
It is described on the side of the jar with the following:
“Contains the powerful antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester, also features DMAE for firming action, this multifaceted formula helps tighten, firm and tone facial skin, as it fights future signs of aging. All 3 key ingredients are blended into a special soy liposome for deeper absorption.
A dramatic nutrient complex, this formula helps skin look younger and helps protect against future skin damage.”
The other side of the jar states the following directions: “Use at night. Apply lightly over entire face & throat. (Massage with upward movements)”
What I love about this product? The formula is extremely light. It goes on smoothly and my skin immediately absorbs it. I didn’t get to fully test this product because of a funny story really. I was about 3 weeks in using this face cream when I spent last Christmas over at my in-laws place. Amidst all the presents and such, I thought I must’ve misplaced the face cream I was using cause I couldn’t find it the day I was leaving. It also crossed my mind that maybe my dog took it. Feeling reassured that I must’ve packed it somewhere with all the stuff we were taking back with us, I left and figured I’d find it at home. Fast forward to 2 months ago. My MIL was telling me that the face cream she got for Christmas was awesome. I gave her a few and asked her which one it was and she sent me a picture of it. I laughed when I saw it cause that’s the missing face cream. And boy, she sang high praises for it that I made sure ULTA carries it and told her that so she could get it once it runs out. She loves how it doesn’t feel greasy on her face and she told me she really felt a difference in it and that it’s just a good face cream overall. She ran out of it last time I saw her which is 2 weeks ago. Using it once a day and lasting for a little over 6 months is impressive. I am sold on this because not only I liked it during the short time I got to use it but my MIL loved it as well. I remember the face cream being unscented and that’s another huge plus in my book. The jar it comes in clearly states “PARABEN FREE”.
What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! This is one of my favorite face creams from this brand when taking my short experience and my MIL’s full experience into consideration.
This item retails for about $23 and is available on their website as well as on other retailers.
*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*