Cult Favorite: Farmacy Green Defense

Suffering from major period cramps today but decided to put on some makeup. I was hoping feel better (I didn’t) but at least I look good. Anyway, after my skincare routine, I still use with spf because the desk I’ve been using for work us right by a window. Been using the Green Defense from Farmacy Beauty and even though this is creamier than I would prefer, it sinks in quickly into the skin. It dries semi-matte without any white cast, making it a dream to apply before makeup. I usually do spf 50 or higher for everyday but I would go for this when I’m indoors.

The Farmacy Beauty Green Defense was provided by @farmacybeauty and @pokepr . Available at farmacybeauty.com

Cult Favorite: Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint

I’ve currently been using the Super Serum Skin Tint from Ilia Beauty. It has SPF 40, which totally works for me. The skin tint is also formulated with a blend of hyaluronic acids, squalene, and niacinamide to even, hydrate, and plump the skin, soften fine lines and imperfections, and boost antioxidant effectiveness. It’s also oil-free and silicone-free.

I’m honestly surprised to find this not oily at all. it feels creamy but it applies thinly on the skin and provides enough coverage. When I mean enough, I mean this was able to lightly cover up discoloration and redness. Not everything but enough to make me look like I care. It doesn’t blur pores and texture but it just gives me healthy-looking and plump complexion. I also like that this doesn’t feel like it’s sitting on top of your face. Instead, it just leaves a slightly silky texture.

I like applying this is with the damp sponge and I like how this evenly blends well into the skin easily, without any streaking or pilling. I didn’t have any problems combining this with other creamy products like the Liquid Light, Color Haze, and Multi-Stick. This is what I use whenever I want to go for that natural dewy look.

The Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint was provided by @iliabeauty and @purplepr. Available at iliabeauty.com

Oral Care: Linhart NYC Linämel Toothpaste, Nano-Silver Toothbrush, and Lip Balm SPF 15

Really paying attention to selfcare and part of my routine the past weeks include these dental products from Linhart.

Linhart offers a line of oral care products based on 10 years of development, 40 years of dental experience, and almost 100 years of expertise. That’s a mouthful and I had high expectations.

They sent an oral kit composed of toothpaste, toothbrush, tooth whitener gel, and a lip balm. I didn’t use the Tooth Whitener Gel as I am not planning on whitening my tooth.

Their Toothpaste contains aloe vera and Linämel (theobromine, fluoride, and xylitol) for enamel protection. I found the consistency of this one weird at first because even though it looks like your normal toothpaste, it has a runnier consistency. What I noticed though is this taste a bit sweeter than most kinds of toothpaste. It feels cleansing and, together with the Nano-Silver Toothbrush they sent, which promises to kill 99% of harmful bacteria, there wasn’t much of a difference than doing my old teeth care routine. I loved the toothbrush because the fine bristles are right up my alley, hard and tactile.

The Lip Balm SPF 15 claims to be formulated with plant oils that mimic the skin’s natural oils to keep the lips healthy and moisturized. I have one in Vanilla Mint and I like that it feels lightweight on the lips. I like applying this right after brushing my teeth so, by the time I put one my matte lip color, it won’t feel as drying. Of course, the SPF 15 is a welcome addition along with the fragrant smell and the balm’s moisturizing benefits.

The Linhart Oral Kit was provided ny @linhartnyc. Available at linhartnyc.com

Cult Favorite: Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40, PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract

I’m trying to be really diligent when it comes to applying and reapplying sunscreen and Supergoop is really helping me with that.

I got a restock of the Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, which I like using on my face. It has an oil-free formula but the gel texture of this SPF surprisingly feels oily. I like using it when I want a dewy finish to my look. It blends well with my hydrating foundation and it doesn’t leave a white cast.

If I want to reapply, the travel-size version of the Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40, which comes in a liquid formula, comes in handy. It has a spray nozzle, making reapplication easy. I like how light it feels and it made me not forget reapplying every two hours.

For the rest of my body, I have been using the PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract. I easily get warm, which makes me sweat a lot so the water and sweat resistant of this sunscreen is really a plus.

The Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, Defense Refresh (Re)setting Mist SPF 40, PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract were provided by @supergoop. Available at supergoop.com

Skincare Review: Too Faced Cosmetics Hangover Good to Go SPF 25 Moisturizer and Hangover Good in Bed Hydrating Serum

I have been trying so many coconut scented products that I have become desensitized from the smell. The scent that I used to hate has now become the scent I can now tolerate.

A couple of months back, Too Faced expanded their Hangover collection and I got to try a couple of them. I know it has a coconut scent but I still tried them because I enjoy using the Hangover Primer. This primer is a good hydrator before makeup and I like to use this during warm days. It has a very summery scent that is also present in the other products in the Hangover collection.

They now have the Hangover Good to Go SPF 25 Moisturizer, which uses hyaluronic acid, coconut water, and aloe leaf extract to smooth, replenish, soothe, and protect the skin.

This has a light and watery consistency. It doesn’t leave a white cast on my medium-toned skin. Instead, it leaves a creamy finish while hydrating the skin. I don’t get to use this often, however, because I prefer a sunscreen that offers more protection than its SPF 25 coverage.

Having a Too Faced product to be used at night as part of your skincare routine used to be unheard of but here we are. The Hangover Good in Bed Hydrating Serum promises to moisturize and hydrate the skin using hyaluronic acid, coconut water, and dragon fruit.

This feels lightweight as predicted and the serum is in a gel consistency. It applies light but feels a bit oily on the skin. It provides an additional creaminess to the skin, unlike more hyaluronic acid serums. Dry skin types might enjoy this while I prefer a hydrating serum in a lighter and more watery consistency.

The Too Faced Hangover Good to Go SPF 25 Moisturizer and Hangover Good in Bed Hydrating Serum were provided @toofaced and @wizardpublicity. Available at toofaced.com