November is here and the highly anticipated Sephora VIB Holiday Shopping Event is only 3 days away, so I thought it would be fun to share with you the products that made it on to my shopping list and why. Enjoy!
Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Water, Glycerin, Sucrose Palmitate, Sucrose Laurate, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Limonene. Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil: Isoamyl Laurate, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Squalene, Bakuchiol, Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool. Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash: Subtilisin, Lipase, Maltodextrin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Glyceryl Starch, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Extract, Vanilla Planifola Seed, Rosa Canina Seed, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Seed, Ascorbic Acid, Malpighia Glabra Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Water.
I know it might sound crazy, but this set is an actual dream come true for me! Haha! Aside from being obsessed with miniature skincare products, I travel a lot and I have been wishing for a travel friendly size of the Omega Cleansing Jelly ever since it launched. I would highly recommend this set to anyone wanting to try NUDE because the cleanser is in my top 5 of all time and the Rescue Oil is my current favourite, period. They also do another set with just the oil and serum (another favourite of mine), which at $22 is a great price for two amazing products from one of my absolute favourite brands.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Capric/Caprylic/Triglycerides, Water, Glycerine, Propanediol, Glyceryl undecylenate, Aroma, Sucrose Stearate, Decyl Glucoside, Oryza sativa (Rice) Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lactobacillus/Punica granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Papain, Curcuma Zedoaria Root Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sucrose Palmitate, Zingiber Officinale Root Oil, Salix alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Oil, Sucrose Laurate, Abies PectinateLeaf Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extracts, Kaolin, Bioflavanoids, Leuconostoc ferment filtrate, Montmorillonite, Mica, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Soybean Peroxidase, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene.
If you follow me on Instagram then you will know that this has been one of my most used and most loved cleansers this year. To me, it is pretty much perfect and I recently ran out of it and have been anxiously awaiting the sale to purchase another one. I absolutely love the ingredients and how versatile it is. You can use it as both a morning and evening cleanser and it works great as a mask on it’s own or mixed with the amazing Resurfacing Mask. This is purifying without being drying and I would definitely recommend it for all skin types. You only need to use a tiny bit (about half a pump) so this bottle lasts a decent amount of time making it excellent value for money.
C-Firma™ Day Serum: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopherol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tetrahydro Curcuminoids, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glycine, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60. T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum: Water, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Galactoarabinan, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjustor), Phenoxyethanol. Virgin Marula™ Luxury Facial Oil: 100% Unrefined Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil.
Another dream come true (yes, 99% of my dreams are skincare related) is this set from Drunk Elephant where you basically buy the full size T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum (it retails for $90) and then get deluxe samples of the C-Firma Day Serum and the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil for free. I have been so excited to try the rest of this line after falling in love with their sunscreen but sadly, there were no samples available until now. I have heard such good things about all three of these products and I can’t wait to add them to my routine. I did see a picture on their Instagram of all the minis together, including the sunscreen (ultimate dream come true) so I am hoping they do a full set of the samples because that is just what I have been waiting for!
Achillea Millefolium Extract, Alcohol Denat., Annatto, Ascorbic Acid, Bentonite, Bisabolol, Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Carnitine HCl, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Copper PCA, Cyclodextrin, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Disodium EDTA, Ethoxydiglycol, Farnesol, Fragrance, Glutamic Acid, Glutathione, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Octoxynol-9, Pantothenic Acid, Pentasodium Pentetate, Phospholipids, Phytic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Gluconate, Potassium Hydroxide, Retinol, Saccharide Isomerate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Soy Isoflavones, Tetrapeptide-21, Vitex Agnus Castus Extract, Water, Zinc PCA.
As I mentioned in my previous post, acids are extremely important for maintaining good skin. Unfortunately, not all of them work for me but two that do (and that I love) which are featured in this product are malic and azelaic acid. I love these acids because they work to eliminate the annoying dark marks left behind after a blemish has healed, making these pads essential for anyone who suffers from acne and/or PIH. These pads also include L-Carnitine to keep oil glands clear as well as Witch Hazel, Willow Bark and a whole host of other acids to give you glowing, bright, even skin.
Firming Mask: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Alcohol, Collagen Extract, Patented Echinacea Purpurea ‘Greenenvytm’ Root Extract, *Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Hexanediol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Carbomer, Arginine, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Fragrance, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract. Brightening Mask: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Olive Oil Peg-8 Esters, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Betaine, *Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Patented Echinacea Purpurea ‘Greenenvytm’ Root Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hexanediol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Fragrance, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate. Anti-wrinkle Mask: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Olive Oil Peg-8 Esters, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Betaine, *Rheum Undulatum Root/Stalk/Stem Extract (Rhubarb), Patented Echinacea Purpurea ‘Greenenvytm’ Root Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hexanediol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Centella Asiatica Extract, Fragrance, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate.
Farmacy has been on my list since they launched and I think this trio of sheet masks is a great addition to the burgeoning K-Beauty inspired market. Each mask contains a base of coconut gel and the brand’s patented form of Echincea (highest known levels of cichoric acid which is important for collagen) and then include other vegetables like celery extract, purple broccoli extract and rhubarb extract to firm, brighten and smooth. I love this concept and think these would be great for reviving travel tired skin. They also have another mask trio (Clear Day) which I like the sound of too and will probably pick up as well.
Aloe Leaf, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Calendula Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Rooibos Tea Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, White Tea Leaf Extract, Rosehip Fruit Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Xanthan Gum, (May contain sodium bicarbonate and/or citric acid as pH adjusters).
I have been a long time fan of Herbivore and absolutely love the sound of the masks they recently released. In particular, I really like the concept behind this one because I think it could be the perfect hydrating mask for combination skin. With the addition of pink clay (a very gentle purifier), it should balance the skin leaving it hydrated without clogging the pores and that’s exactly what I’m looking for at this time of year. I have never liked the feeling of cream based moisture masks as they left my skin shiny and feeling greasy but this should be the perfect alternative to that.
Water, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isoamyl Laurate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Shea Butter Esters, Triheptanoin, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Methylpropanediol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Retinol, Glyceryl Stearate, Simmonsia Chenesis (Jojoba) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Betaine, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Citrus Nobilis Oil, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic /Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Glycine Soya Sterols, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Maslinic Acid, Phenylpropanol, Bht, Sodium Phytate, Dimethiconol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Honey, Pectin, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Heliantus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soya Oil.
As soon as Caroline Hirons posted about this on Instagram I was immediately intrigued. I have been looking to add a retinol to my routine for some time but haven’t really found anything that seemed worth the money. Caroline did a full post on this serum that you should check out because she details her results with it (overnight – oh yes!) but also the concerns, like the high shea butter content (not always good for those with acne prone skin) and the fact that the 2% retinol comes after the 1% phenoxyethanol. This is something I would definitely try out because finding a good over the counter retinol is not easy.
Water, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Gold, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-10,Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Tetrapeptide-21, Acetyl Hexapeptide-30, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Pentapeptide-18, Palmitoyltripeptide-38, Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyltetrapeptide-7, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Arginine, Acetylarginyltryptophyl Diphenylglycine, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Peg-8 Dimethicone, Triethanolamine,Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride,Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tin Oxide, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Silica,Polysorbate 20, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).
Now, while I’m certainly a tad too young for wrinkles, I could not resist this product. Gold (reportedly anti-inflammatory and skin soothing) is definitely becoming a “hot” skincare ingredient and these just look so fun. Not only that, they are packed with 18 neuropeptides and peptides as well as hyaluronic acid and they should be a great skin “pick me up” during the cold months ahead. I love that you can buy just one to try out and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
Water*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water*, Pelargonium Gravolens Flower Water*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water*, Pentylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Papain*, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate*, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Methylsilanol Hydroxyproline Aspartate, Glycerin, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract*, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment*, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment*, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment*, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment*, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment*, Hydrolyzed Algin*, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract*, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract*, Sea Salt*, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate*, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trihydroxystearin, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder*, Argania Spinosa Leaf Extract*. *Natural.
I am a big fan of the Josie Maran products and her incredible smelling Vanilla Apricot Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter is so special to me because it reminds me of my mom and one of the best vacations we ever took. This new hydrating mist is an exciting new addition to her skincare lineup because it’s packed with excellent ingredients like cucumber water, black tea ferment and konjac root powder to hydrate, soften and plump the skin post cleanse. This would be a great second toner or makeup refresher and is a more affordable alternative to the lush but pricey Queen of Hungary Mist by Omorovicza.
Considering the amount of products I purchased last year, I am pretty pleased with how conservative this list is. I really tried to narrow down a mix of things that I “need” and things that I want to try and I think I did pretty well. Will you be getting anything during the sale? Please comment below with any recommendations and what’s on your wish lists.