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Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask review

perricone md cocoa moisture mask review

Pictured: Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask c/o / Perricone MD Chloro Plasma c/o

The Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask is just what my skin needed! Let’s roll back a minute to a time before I had three children. Back then, it was easy for me to go to the spa and get my monthly facial; just like Mom taught me to do. After I had my first child, I was able to go to the spa sometimes, but not monthly like before I had my first baby. Once my second daughter was born, that was it! No more time for facials. Sigh.

Since I cannot make it to the spa on a regular basis, or shall we say more then once per decade, I need to take care of my skin at home when I can squeeze out some time. A mask is ideal for me since it can cleanse and firm my skin; which is what happens in a regular facial. The Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask is so special. Not only is it Phthalate-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free, it is made right here in the USA. Love that!

My skin is considered combination skin. I have oily skin, but I also have dry skin. This can pose a challenge in my skin care routine! Thankfully the Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask is deeply hydrating while it firms my skin. In addition, it cleanses my skin, which helps with blemishes. Love that!

In addition to needing to use a mask, my skin has some large pores. I have larger pores around my nose and on my cheeks. I have to admit, it does not look very nice! So I was very thankful to see Perricone MD include their fabulous Chloro Plasma mask in the box containing the mask. This is just what my pores needed! How did they know?

The Perricone MD Chloro Plasma mask is a great mask to use in conjunction with the Cocoa Moisture Mask. I don’t use them on the same day, I alternate weeks. I love Perricone MD’s Chloro Plasma mask because it has successfully minimized my pores around my nose, and on my cheeks. In addition, it leaves my skin squeaky clean. Love that!

So if you are looking for some at-home spa time, these two masks by Perricone MD are fabulous! You can find Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask online here, and the Perricone MD Chloro Plasma mask can be found online here. Love!


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair skin care collection review

estee lauder night repair skin care review

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair collection c/o Estee Lauder from left: Advanced Night Repair mask / Advanced Eye Repair eye mask / Advanced Night Repair eye / Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II / Advanced Night Micro-Cleansing Balm / Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam / Advanced Night Repair Intense Recovery Ampoules

Estee Lauder skin care is something I grew up with. As a small child, I have fond memories of my Mother bringing me to the Estee Lauder counter to purchase cosmetics and skin care. It was always her favorite beauty brand; and decades later, it still is! When I opened the box containing the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair collection, she gasped and asked if she could have it. Sorry Mom, this collection is for me!

I am an extremely busy Mother of three energetic, and involved children. My kids play music, sports and are active in scouting. In addition to managing my children’s schedules and activities, I have my own work and activities to manage. It can be a bit much. The activities and overall stress I face each day take a huge toll on my skin. We really do wear our stress on our faces. When Estee Lauder sent me their fabulous Advanced Night Repair skin care system, I was extremely thrilled. This is exactly what my stressed-out face needs!

There are several amazing products in the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair skin care collection. Each product works in it’s own special way to cleanse, and repair skin while we sleep. The Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam is ideal to use on a nightly basis to wash off makeup, and all the pollution, and dirt our skin captures during the day. I love how soft and clean my skin is after using it.

The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro-Cleansing Balm is also a fabulous way to clean skin at night. I have been using it when I wear foundation, or feel like I need a little extra cleansing that night. Both cleansers are perfect for everyday use, the difference I noticed was in the consistency. I tend to prefer a foam cleanser, which is why I have found myself reaching for the foam nightly, but if you prefer a silkier consistency in your cleanser, then the balm will be your go-to nighttime cleanser from the collection.

After cleaning my skin, I have been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair eye and the Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II on my skin nightly. These two products have really made a difference in brightening up my skin and overall complexion. Love!

When it comes to masks, I don’t have a lot of time, so I have used the masks once every other week. They do a fabulous job of refining my skin and smoothing it out.  I have been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Recovery Ampoules twice per week, and have enjoyed excellent results.

I have been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair skin care system for one month now, and I have noticed a huge difference in my overall skin tone. My skin is cleaner, more clear, softer, and fresher. The stress I feel is no longer showing in my skin. Love that!

The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair skin care system is absolutely amazing! I highly recommend integrating these products into your night skin care routine. You can find the collection online here.

*thank you Estee Lauder for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own


Perricone MD Multi-Action Overnight Treatment review

perricone md overnight cream

Night cream c/o Perricone MD Multi-Action Overnight Treatment

Perricone MD is a line of beauty products specially formulated for creating healthy looking skin, and to combat the aging process. Since I don’t believe in plastic surgery or injections, a good anti-aging product is something I am always looking for.

The best time of day to repair facial skin, is nighttime! This is when your face is cozy in bed and not being exposed to the environment outside which always offers up UV rays, pollution, wind, and more! Using a fabulous night cream during this skin protecting time is a must.

The Multi-Action Overnight Treatment by Perricone MD is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. This means it is made from ingredients which are not harmful to your body. Love that!

The Perricone MD Multi-Action Overnight Treatment promised to deeply hydrate skin, firm, tone and tighten sin, and also visibly minimize wrinkles. These are three things my skin needs. I suffer from fine lines and dry skin. I also have a problem with acne breakouts, so I look for products which do not cause breakouts. This product does not mention anything about not causing breakouts, so for me, it was a test!

I have been using the Perricone MD Multi-Action Overnight Treatment every night for the last month. In the morning, I felt like my skin was firm and toned, which resulted in minimizing my fine lines. My dry skin patches were moisturized and I never suffered a bad breakout during the test period. These are the results I wanted to have. Love!

One interesting tip from Perricone MD, which will come in handy next month when I travel to New York for fashion week, is this air travel tip. According to Perricone MD, you can wear the Multi-Action Overnight Treatment as a sleep mask while flying. This will help your skin to look refreshed and radiant when you arrive at your destination. This sounds like it would be a dream come true because I always arrive at my destination with dry skin, and unhappy eyes from flying. I will give this tip a whirl in February!

You can find Perricone MD Multi-Action Overnight Treatment online here, and online here.