so, i have something of an obsession with beauty products. makeup is fun, but it's more the skincare lotions and potions that i love to test out. i'm always trying new creams, serums, exfoliators and increasingly, natural products.
i was recently looking for a new night cream when my old bottle ran out and i remembered a little thing called vitamin e.
vitamin e is an antioxidant that some experts say has beneficial effects for the skin, like anti-inflammatory properties and helping helping scars heal. i don't keep up on what the latest studies say, but i do remember my mom following doctor's orders and diligently rubbing vitamin e gel on my face after a dog bite when i was little.
when searching for a vitamin e cream that could serve as a night cream, i was disappointed to find that many creams that tout themselves as "vitamin e" contain very little of the actual vitamin. you need to look for tocopheryl in the list of ingredients and make sure it's one of the first 3 ingredients listed. i was thrilled to find jason's 25,000 IU vitamin e cream because 1) the line is natural and organic, 2) there's a boatload of vitamin e in the cream, and 3) it's inexpensive.
the cream has wheatgerm and avocado oil to help moisturize and condition the skin and it feels luxurious on. it is definitely a night cream, as it's thick and takes a while to sink it, but i use it over my ROC retinol eye cream day and night and i use it during the day on those particularly cold and dry chicago winter days. i even use it on my hands and feet to keep them moisturized and from cracking during winter.
just a word of warning, it can tingle/sting a bit right after applying, but the sensation goes away. i use two types of prescription face creams (acne and rosacea, oh joy!) and my skin can't handle anything harsh, but i don't have any problems with the jason cream.
now that i've found a great all-purpose vitamin e cream, i'm interested in trying something new and i just have to know if all this buzz about the clarisonic is legit! i'm curious to know if it's truly better than exfoliating with a high end resurfacing gel or powder. or if you can get similar results using a wet washcloth.
so, fill me in! have you used the clarisonic? if so, is it really worth it? either way, i want to try!