REFLEKT 1 DAILY EXFOLIATING FACE WASH

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I never thought I could praise a face wash, but here it goes.

Reflekt 1 is a do-it-all, nontoxic cleanser super star! Not only is it clean, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and not tested on animals, but it also works! It exfoliates your skin gently but effectively. It removes makeup fully and swiftly. And it leaves your skin truly hydrated, while still feeling thoroughly cleansed, instead of stripped.

Now, I have tried many an exfoliating cleanser before.  They have either been good at cleansing but lackluster at exfoliation, or good at exfoliating, but with me needing to pull out my Bioderma to get rid of leftover makeup. Reflekt, on the other hand, is one-stop shopping. No need for a separate exfoliator or makeup remover. And you need the smallest quarter-sized dollop to get the job done.

And then there are the aesthetics. Clean design, with a twist top, instead of a messy removable cap.

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And lastly, my favorite thing of all, is the pH level. So many products do not take our skin’s optimal pH level of about 5.5 into consideration. A low pH will make your skin feel oily, while a high pH will dry it out. Reflekt protects and fortifies your skin by using the optimum pH.

Twice a day cleansing with this face wash, has left my skin brighter, softer, more refined, nourished and stronger. And bonus my pores have thankfully shrunk.

From Reflekt’s site:

A big part of Reflekt 1’s magic lies in something very tiny—our proprietary jojoba esters bead. It took scores of trials to get the formulation just right, but when we got it, we knew. How it works: When you wash your face with Reflekt 1, the beads first gently exfoliate and remove dead skin. Thanks to contact with tepid water and the warmth of your face, the beads then melt and infuse skin with a burst of hydrating jojoba esters. And unlike the buffing agents in the caustic scrubs you’ll find elsewhere, these beads are smooth and gentle, suitable for even the most delicate of skin types. Use with confidence.

Key Ingredients:

Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Vegetable Collagen, Vitamin B5

Full Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Sorbitol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vegetable Collagen, Vitamin B5, Lauryl Glucoside, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauryl, Glucose Carboxylate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ci 42090, Ci 19140, Parfum (Fragrance).

Available for $48.00 at:

Reflekt Skincare

Featured Image via Reflekt

Beautyblender Sponge

Want great makeup? Then you need great tools. And the king of great tools is the Beautyblender sponge.

Invented by top Hollywood make up artist Rea Ann Silva, this applicator will give your makeup an airbrushed look. Thanks to the ergonomic teardrop shape and its suede texture, this sponge blends out foundation beautifully and buffs out excess makeup for a more natural streak-free finish! Nimble enough for getting into corners like your nose and eyes, and broad enough to quickly cover larger areas. And unlike all the other disposable sponges that rapidly disintegrate, this eco-friendly and non-dsposable blender is easy to clean so it lasts you years. And it’s also latex free, non-allergenic and odor free. It’s not surprising this is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner!

Tips:
My favorite way to use it, is to wet the sponge first before applying foundation and then stippling in the makeup. Just press/bounce the Beautyblender on the skin. You can even add a twisting motion when you want to work it in even more. The results are amazing and effortless! Glowing natural looking skin, while maintaining your foundation’s coverage. No one will know your wearing makeup with this simple technique!

Wash it regularly, to prevent bacterial buildup. No need for anything fancy. Just use your facial cleanser to keep it clean.

Available for $19.95 at:

Beautyblender

Sephora

Available for $13.75 at:

Amazon