Here at Style Chicks HQ, beauty splurges can be justified most of the time, but here are a few that we’d recommend, and a few that we want ourselves!
The fourth product we were sent for review by Citrus Clear is their Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask. I use this mask about twice a week and love the results.
Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask reminds me of Liz Earle’s Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask. Both hydrate the skin and tighten pores so leave a youthful, glowing finish. I have noticed that several small (and stubborn) blackheads have extracted after use, which is impressive for a non-abrasive mask.
An interesting ingredient I noticed in the list is Spirulina, which I use in either pill or powder form as an anti-inflammatory and always gives my skin a glow. It seems to work just as impressively topically as it does internally (and Spirulina tastes horrible, so I’ll take topical any day if the results are the same.)
I use the mask as a negotiating tactic to get myself out of bed on early mornings – I set my alarm, turn on the coffee pot, apply the mask, and rest for a few minutes while the mask works its’ magic. It’s a relaxing way to start the day, and when I head in the shower, I simply wash it off with a soft washcloth. I find that my skin is more supple if I don’t use cleanser after, simply washing off the mask is enough cleansing for the morning.
I’m really thrilled with Citrus Clear is their Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask for both the hydrating and extracting properties. I’ll definitely pick more up when I empty out the jar.
Find Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask at CitrusClear.com for $24.99.
Organic Citrus Infusion, Organic Aloe Vera, Kaolin clay, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Purified Smectite Clay, Vanilla, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Spirulina, Sea Kelp, Grapeseed Oil.
The third great Citrus Clear product we were sent for review is the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer. Before I received the moisturizer, my skin was a bit red and irritated. After using the product for a couple of days my skin was dewy, clear, and supple.
I was wondering how it worked so effectively, so I took a look at the ingredient list and saw a few winning ingredients, including organic safflower oil, Vitamin C, organic hyaluronic acid, and green tea. These are potent, effective ingredients. The result? Youthful appearing skin – and fast.
What I really love about Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer (apart from the fabulous grapefruit scent) is that it is light enough to wear under sunscreen without getting greasy, even on those days last week when it was 88 degrees out. It truly absorbs, but keeps skin supple even in my supple-skin enemy – freezing cold office A/C.
You know how every hand-care article you read says to rub remaining face cream on your hands? Yeah, I never do that. But with Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer, I started, because it really absorbs – no greasy hands.
I’m really thrilled with this moisturizer, and I’m sure the natural ingredients are keeping my skin from getting irritated. It’s also great for mid-day touch ups: put a little bit on a Beauty Blender and dab it on your skin and your skin will glow. It’s also smooths out crows feet if you tap a wee bit on!
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Palm Oil, Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Safflower Oil, MSM, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin B5, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Citric Acid
Find Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer at CitrusClear.com for $14.
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Continuing our reviews of the great Citrus Clear products we were sent, today we’ll be talking about the excellent Sensitive Face Wash.
Citrus Clear Sensitive Face Wash is a fantastic cleanser for those who love that glowing luminosity that fruit acid cleansers give to the skin, but can’t tolerate the harshness of daily usage. It is an incredibly gentle formula, but it still gives the skin a smooth, luminous look, even with daily usage.
Especially since it is a gentle formula, I am very impressed with how well it exfoliates the skin. I used it in the shower the first time and was a bit concerned that it would irritate my skin considering how fresh and smooth my face felt (like after an at-home glycolic peel), but my skin wasn’t red or dried out when I got out of the shower, just smooth with a youthful glow.
And if you are wondering about the ingredients that can pull off that kind of result without making your skin red:
Organic Citrus Herbals, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, MSM, Lavender Hydrosol, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts), Cocamide MIPA, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Olive Oil, Vitamin C, Tahitian Lime Fragrance, Wildcrafted Willow Bark, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Orange Hydrosol, Citrus Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Grapefruit Seed, Organic Rosehip Oil, Borage Oil, Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Calendula, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Rosemary, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
As far as the product itself, the gel based formula has a real feeling of luxury: the topnote scent reminds me a bit of Creed’s Millesime Imperial, a fresh and lush lime scent. The feel of the gel is incredibly silky upon application and washes clean without any residue. The pump container has feeling of substance to it, not a flimsy plastic. It really is a lovely cleanser.
Find Citrus Clear Sensitive Face Wash at CitrusClear.com for $28.99.