About a month ago I chatted about RoC Skincare’s Vitamin C line, which is a great line to incorporate into your skin during your morning skincare routine. It’s very important to add in Vitamin C products since it helps to produce collagen, reduces wrinkles, and more. Another product to add in that is just as important is retinol.
So unless you have acne or skin conditions, I wouldn’t recommend a pharmacy-grade retinol, since those are very potent and strong. If you are like me where you’re in your 30s and just want to use it for more preventative measures, then a drugstore retinol product does the trick. If you like RoC products, then you’ll be happy to know that they have a retinol line.
There are a few different products in RoC’s Retinol Correxion line, including a few serums. If you are looking for a smaller pores, less visible fine lines and wrinkles, and more firm skin, then give their Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Daily Serum (C$43.99) a shot.
This serum has a time-released pure RoC Retinol, which the brand says is America’s number-one most awarded retinol. Their pure RoC Retinol formula accelerates the removal of old, dull skin cells on the surface, leaving you with fresh new ones. It stays active for up to 12 hours and works to visibly reduce lines and wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance.
The formula also contains ashwagandha and squalane which deliver hydration to the skin instantly. Unlike other retinol serums out there, this one is gentle enough for daily use, which is a major selling feature.
Now if you are looking for a more potent retinol, then take a look at the Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Night Serum Capsules (C$43.99). These serum capsules are designed to rival prescription skincare without any irritation. Apply a capsule at night and wake up to visibly reduced lines and wrinkles. Over time with regular use, skin will look more firm.
The formula contains a high concentration of their pure RoC Retinol and antioxidants. The serum comes in individual capsules to ensure optimal retinol freshness and potency.
This product is a great alternative to prescription retinol since it is a little stronger than other drugstore versions out there so you may experience similar effects to the over-the-counter kind. I would start using these a couple times a night and then build it up to use every night. There are 30 capsules in the bottle so it’s enough to last you a month.
Finally, for me, the first sign of aging I saw in my skin was around the eye area. Since the eye area typically has thinner skin, it’s usually the first place you’ll notice lines and wrinkles. That’s where the Retinol Correxion Eye Cream (C$39.99) comes in.
This eye cream is aimed to address the three signs of aging around the eye region, that includes puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles. Apply this eye treatment morning and night to visibly enhance the eye area.
With regular use, this eye cream brightens and depuffs the eyes. It also helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.
I highly recommend this product since it’s super important to have a good eye cream in your skincare routine. Protecting the skin around the eyes is so important since it’s usually one of the first places you will notice signs of aging. With the power of retinol in this cream, it will help to rejuvenate and enhance the eye area.
There are so many retinol products out there in the drugstore nowadays but I really do love these RoC ones since they are a great price for a good product.
Have you tried RoC’s Retinol Correxion line?
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I’m very lucky that I get to try out so many different skincare lines. With that being said, there are so many other brands I would love to get my skin on and one of those is definitely Kate Somerville.
This past Friday I was very excited to get a surprise package from the brand with her DeliKate line. This line is aimed for stressed skin that it also irritated and tight. It gives you instant and lasting relief and contains three products that help to hydrate and relieve skin.
The line contains ceramides, omegas, peptides, and cucumber seed oil that work together to alleviate itching, dryness, and tightness. After regular use you will notice a healthier skin barrier.
Start first with the DeliKate Soothing Cleanser (C$53), which is a gentle and soothing cleanser that is formulated with three essential ceramides. This cleanser is nice and hydrating and won’t dry out skin. It also contains ginger root extract to reduce redness, as well as Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit Extract to calm skin.
Next up, go in with the DeliKate Recovery Serum (C$117), which is a lightweight serum that absorbs quickly into the skin and is perfect for sensitive skin, as well as normal and dry skin. It helps with redness and dryness and contains a peptide complex and ceramides, as well as cucumber seed oil to calm and soothe skin.
With regular use, this serum will leave your skin hydrated and much softer.
Finally, to complete the routine, apply the DeliKate Recovery Cream (C$93), which is great for calming skin and redness, thanks to the soothing peptides and three essential ceramides. This cream is also good for relieving tightness and is designed for normal and dry skin.
This cream has a balm light texture but is very lightweight on the skin and is great for relieving redness, tightness, irritation, and protects the skin’s protective barrier.
When used together this line will help to alleviate a number of skin concerns and if you have irritation or redness, then I would definitely look into picking this up. There is a kit that Kate Somerville offers that has all three products in it for $140 USD. Sephora Canada isn’t offering it at the moment but if you are at the United States then you can pick it up directly from the Kate Somerville site.
Have you tried anything by Kate Somerville?
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I love a good aesthetic brand.
I always say I’m a sucker for packaging. When it comes to choosing a book or even a bottle of wine, if it catches my eye, then you better believe it’s a selling feature for me.
As a lover for pink and aesthetic packaging, as soon as I saw Monday Haircare, I was instantly sold. You may have seen their bottles all over your Instagram feed, and if you know what I’m talking about, you probably get the hype.
Monday Haircare is from New Zealand and in Canada you can find it Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart Canada. Because of that it’s relatively affordable, which is part of the brand’s whole image. They want to deliver luxury haircare but at reasonable and attainable prices. In addition to that, their formulas are free of SLS and parabens, and are cruelty-free and vegan. Their bottles, which look stunning displayed in your shower, are also 100 per cent recyclable.
The brand has four different lines, Volume (for thin or fine hair), Smooth (curly, coily, or frizzy hair), Moisture (dry and coarse hair), and Gentle (for hair/scalp that needs some extra loving). The brand recently sent me their PR box which contained their Moisture line, as well as some fun little goodies, to try out.
Their bottles come in large 354 ml (C$7.47) and 796 ml (C$14.97) sizes, so these will definitely last you a while. They also have a pump top so you don’t have to mess around with the lids (this is a major pet peeve of mine on shampoo and conditioner since I find I always drop the lid in the shower in the rush of putting it back on and making sure the product doesn’t spill out of my hands).
The Moisture line contains coconut oil in them, which is nourishing for both hair and scalp, as well as hydrolyzed rice protein, which is known to promote collagen within the scalp and reinforce hair strands to add strength.
First impressions were good on this one but I wouldn’t say my hair was any more soft than the other haircare lines I use. I also prefer using a purple or blonde shampoo/conditioner as well, but these are good to have handy in my shower as well. Plus, I’m not gonna lie, I think I’ll keep them in there solely based on the fact that they just look so darn good in there.
Have you tried Monday Haircare?
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