I love a trip to Sephora as much as any gal, but it can be so overwhelming. There are so many brands and products, I love putting my own reviews out there in case you’re wondering if some of the products are worth your hard -earned money. I have a couple of wins and a major fail today, so let’s get into my recent Sephora purchases.
I’ve been looking for a different eye patch to use a couple times a week. My favorite Acure eye patches aren’t carried at my Target anymore, so I thought I’d try these. These are different than any I’ve tried before, and I really like them. My under eye areas are so dry, I want something that will help retain the moisture (i.e., hyaluronic acid). This comes with 60 patches, which means you have 30 applications. You can place them in two different ways, depending on the area you want to target. I love these so much, I’ve been using them 3 times a week.
I ran out of my favorite Sunday Riley Good Genes and want to try out one of the ‘dupes’ I’ve read about. To be clear, I don’t think anything can actually be a dupe of the Good Genes because it’s simply that amazing. It exfoliates your skin but also gives your skin a glow. It’s magical. But! This AHA is really, really good. Bonus, it is so affordable. You literally can’t beat the price. If you just need an affordable exfoliator that exfoliates, this is it. I like to follow it up with a good moisturizer or even a facial oil, because AHA can be a little drying.
Ahh, and now for the fail. This was such a fail. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Sephora fail (I’m looking at you, Huda Beauty lip gloss). Now, I’d like to first say that this eye cream is actually amazing. It’s supposed to brighten, and it definitely does that. However, many people have had adverse reactions to the active ingredients in the eye cream. Unfortunately, I was one of them. At first, everything was good. It brightened my eye area, which is what it should do.
However, a couple weeks after I started using it, I noticed a small hive under my eye. Granted, I have a lot of allergies and I’ve dealt with hives before. I thought maybe I’d had a reaction to our cat or something. Then, I noticed that my under eye areas were puffier and also a little more wrinkly (probably due to the puffiness). And then I saw that many other people were having adverse reactions that were similar to mine, but slightly worse. So, I stopped using it. That was enough for me. The bad reviews confirmed that I was thinking, so I’ll be returning this to Sephora.
All that said, I truly like the Ole Henriksen brand. I don’t think this is a case of a ‘bad products,’ but rather a great product with active ingredients to which some people have a reaction.
And that’s it for my recent Sephora purchases. I have since purchased a couple more eye products, so I’ll make sure to update you on the eye cream situation when I’ve used them a little longer.
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