This week the Lipstick League asks what's the last product you just used on your face? I'm looking forward to your answers because they'll depend on when you answer the question! Although the post is going live hours later, I'm answering in the dead of night. The last thing I put on my face before starting to write this post was the new Yves Rocher White Botanical Sleeping Care Glow Sleeping Mask.
I've had a few carb-tastical, H20-deficient days and it's showing in my skin – it's completely dehydrated, blotchy and reddened with a rather alarming number of rough dry patches spattered around my T-zone. GAH.
I do not like sleeping masks in general – most of them are quite silicone-y to prevent transdermal water loss as we sleep (it happens when we're awake too, but that's another story); I usually can't stand the texture on my face. Feels like I've been Saran-Wrapped.
But this Yves Rocher White Botanical Glow Sleeping Mask is silicone-free, colorant-free, paraben-free and mineral-oil-free, too. An 88%-natural-origin formula, it's also dosed with brightening ingredients such as white lupin and liquorice, and hydration boosters glycerin and hyaluronic acid.
Like others I've tried, the Yves Rocher White Botanical sleeping mask is a gel; it's wonderfully refreshing on contact, and soothing for quite a while afterward. Unlike others I've tried, the texture doesn't feel like plastic on my skin – *applause* – yet it does seem to improve overnight moisture retention. My skin definitely looked better this morning, calmer and more rested; guess what I'll be wearing to bed for the next while?
Actually I have a lot to tell you about Yves Rocher – the company, the products and the beautiful eco-hotel-spa in Bretagne, France. Stay tuned for a couple of posts and a ton of snapshots! A botanically-focussed mail-order business from the beginning – 1959, when plant-based skincare was not a thing – Yves Rocher has always been very much about love of nature and love of the planet. They source ingredients from around the world, but harvest their own organic ingredients too. Packaging is easily recyclable and/or made with recycled material, and the brand continues to search out ways to reduce its footprint even more. As well, the Yves Rocher Foundation has pledged to plant 100 million trees; they've already put 71,667,648 saplings in the ground. *applause applause*
lipstick league links of the week
Phyrra Courtney's fallen in love with Ringly! See the stylish smart ring you need.
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Beautygeeks is just reminding herself that August is still summertime, so she’s got time to use this Healthy Glow moisturizer that sun-washes skin with encapsulated-pigment technology.
Blushing Noir finally hauled some Makeup Geek…. and more than just eyeshadow! Check out her picks, thoughts and a back-to-school makeup look you can wear daily!
fanserviced-b investigated why you’re not supposed to wash your hair with conditioner after a nuclear blast for Racked.
My Beauty Bunny is giving away the entire Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection! Click to see her review and swatches, and enter to win!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Phyrra is Currently Craving the Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipsticks. Courtney bought 3 shades – Thunderstruck, Wizard and Razzle – and she wants them all!
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So. What's the last product you used on your face?