Thursday, March 29, 2012

Birchbox Delivers My New Fave Skincare Obsession

I was honored to have been asked to do a weeks worth of guest posts for the Birchbox blog a few weeks ago, and as a token of their appreciation, they kindly sent me one of their boxes to try out.  Well, what a fab gift, because now I'm going to have to become a member!  This box was packed with some really cool new beauty & skincare products!!  One sample in particular that I have become currently obsessed with is dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant.

{dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and the cute brown Birchbox it came in!}

This little skin care treat, was actually not that little to have been a sample size- it was actually .45 oz worth of dry powder, and it's gone a loooong way so far and is still going.  This item alone would have been worth the 10 bucks in my book!  This exfoliant powder is gentle enough to use every day if you wish (which most exfoliants are not) and is good for all skin types.  It's a rice based enzyme powder which gives it that safe non-irritating feeling.  

{Just add warm water to this powder and it magically turns into a rich paste.}

Although it says you can use it every day, I use it about 4-5 times a week and have seen a considerable difference in my skin texture already.  The surface of my skin has started feeling much smoother and softer and I would say brighter (just like the packaging says - imagine that, truth in advertising!!).  Other powerful good for you ingredients in this product are, tea tree oil, ginkgo biloba extract, and salicylic acid (keeps the pimples away!).   

{My skin the morning after using this product.}

This is a not-so-great picture (lighting/coloring is horrid), kinda can't believe I'm posting it, but I wanted to see if you could tell how smooth my skin surface is.  The only thing I like about this pic, is that the shiny appearance along the bridge of my nose, forehead, and tops of my cheeks, is actually the light bouncing off my smooth skin!!  I have zero moisturizer or makeup products on (ok, my brows are done- you know me!!) and the fact that light bounces off is a huge plus.  Needless to say, I will be ordering myself this full sized product ($50) once my super sized sample from Birchbox runs out.  

Have you tried this award winning skincare product?  And who out there gets these Birchbox treats delivered to their door every month??

3 comments:

Sunny said...

Hey Jennysue, wow this looks like a great exfoliator/scrub! I've had L'Occitan Red Rice scrub (it's sadly been discontinued) and it looks like the same thing (powder into paste). I don't scrub that often anymore nowadays (changing seasons, dry skin), but maybe I'll see if I can find a sample of this to give it a go!

Fash Boulevard said...

fabulous post, love. And thank you for your super sweet comment. The shower was such a blast. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest Rachel Zoe dress. xo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

ugakerri said...

What'd I tell you!! Birchbox is da bomb!