11 February 2013

love it. want it.

11 February 2013
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.



love it, want it


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!

19 comments:

Emily said...

I've never used Clarisonic before but I've heard so many great things about it. It's kind of intimidating!


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Lauren said...

I'd love to try a Clarisonic, but the price tag has kept me from purchasing one!

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Alyssa said...

I have a tool similar to the Clarisonic (basically the same thing, just without the name) and I love it. I definitely notice a difference when I use it on a consistant basis (more glow-y, less dry). I think you should definitely try it out, but don't feel like you have to go for the name!

Viviana Carmona said...

Sooo I have a Clarisonic and I don't know if it's laziness but I hardly ever use it. I just don't see it doing anything fabulius to my skin :(

Alexa Evans said...

I have the clarisonic and it feels really good...like a little face massage. I just started using it so I can't report any results yet. But love the little morning massage. ;)

Natalie Merrillyn said...

BUY the Clarisonic! I use it nightly and am addicted. I stopped using it for one week and could tell a huge difference in my skin, it was way more rough and the color wasn't as good. Back to using it every night, it's just so clarifying, there's nothing like it!

Sheri Ann @ Sprinkles & Style said...

I've been wanting to try the Clarisonic for a long time now. I've heard nothing but good things about it and my mom swears by it!

Meggan Morehead said...

yes yes yes the Clarisonic is a must! It changed my skin...smaller pores, really soft skin, no acne...its the best!

gabyburger said...

I have a couple of bloggy friends who have the clarisonic and they say it's GREAT! I also wnat to try it ;)

Cakes & Louie said...

I just got my Clarisonic (Mia) this weekend, so I've only used it twice and I am ALREADY in love! It really is amazing. I went with the Mia because everything I read made it sound like it was exactly the same, minus the body brush which I didn't want or need anyways. I bought from beautybar.com with a coupon code so it was less than $100 shipped!

Is the JASON cream oil-free? I have terribly acne prone skin and always have a tough time finding moisturizers that actually moisturize but don't make me break out :-/

Alex Hubbard said...

Clarisonic saves lives. Craig uses it now to help with the ingrown hairs in his beard and it's even helped him. Just make sure you give it time. It takes at least 3-4 weeks for best results!

Katie Wilkes said...

I didn't believe the whole clarisonic thing until I borrowed my mom's for the weekend. Now I own one and I'm hooked. I don't know how it does it, but it really does exfoliate better than a wash cloth. Buy one when sephora (or anywhere really) is doing a gift with purchase so that it takes away the sting of spending $100 on a face brush.

Maya McDonald said...

I am right there with you - love testing out potions and lotions galore :) I'll have to try Jason's Vitamin E cream - I always love natural lotions :)


xx,
Maya
www.charminglystyled.com

The Now said...

Ummm I can't speak highly enough about my clarisonic. I just love it so much. OK now I need some Vitamin e in my life! xo

ashley nicole catherine said...

thanks, katie!

Lindsey Young said...

I only hear great things about the clarisonic! Thanks for sharing about the vitamin e product you found! It sounds like a great product to try!

Elle said...

I really like my clarisonic but I'm not obsessed with it like I feel so many people are. I definitely feel exfoliated after I use it, but I alternate it with an exfoliating powder that seems more gentle but still gets the job done! It think it's worth trying though - so many people swear by them!

Annie said...

Vitamin e= godsend. Clarisonic= game changer. Get one.

Nora said...

Absolutely love my Clarisonic, wouldn't be able to live without it! I will have to try the vitamin e cream.

Nora
www.penchantforpretty.com

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