Product Review: Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Skincare

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Recently, I made the decision to really go the extra mile when it comes to taking care of my skin. As I have said in previous posts, I have never had good skin. Ever since I was in middle school, I have been dealing with severe acne. I have literally tried everything under the sun to get a grip on it, and after a little more than a decade, I can say that I am finally close to where I want to be.

Sadly, all of those years of bad acne didn’t come without a cost. Now that I have my breakouts under control, I am now the proud owner of; you guessed it, acne scars. How unfair is that?

So what’s a girl to do? With all of the different lotions, creams, masks, buffers, it can all get a little overwhelming. So let me make it easy for you: look no further, this product is AH-MAZ-ING.

According to the packaging, you can see:

  • Smoother, hydrated, visibly more luminous skin immediately.
  • Improved skin clarity in one week.
  • Dark spots, age spots, sun spots, and post acne marks are faded after four weeks.
  • Evenness and luminosity are recaptured and discolorations are dramatically diminished after 12 weeks.

The people at L’oreal are not messing around with this stuff.

In just a few days, I could already see my acne scars fading, my skin color improving, and I just looked healthier. I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to be able to go out in public without foundation or any kind of cover-up on and still feel confident about my face. There is no price I could place on my new found freedom.

Now that I have used this product for several weeks, I hear compliments from friends and family all the time about how good my skin looks. Before and after pictures of my face are like night and day. I now have a dramatically different idea of what a “good skin day” is. Although I am still not 100% free of my marks, I am unbelievably pleased with my progress thus far.

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I rub in two pumps of product on at night after I have washed my face with my acne wash and am about to go to bed. It is so smooth and silky, but glides on without making your face feel greasy. I let it dry for about 10 minutes before I lay down to make sure the product has dried and won’t just rub off on my pillow. By the time I wake up, I swear I can see a visible difference from the night before in my skin. I imagine this is similar to what it feels like to have a pregnant lady glow. This stuff is the tits.

One thing I was worried about with this serum was whether or not it was going to cause my face to break out again. What is the point of healing acne scars if it is just going to make me break out and get new ones? Much to my pleasure, this was not the case. High five L’oreal!

If you have acne scars or any kind of discoloration in your skin that you want to even out, I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend the Loreal Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Skincare. I picked it up for only $20 at Target, but I would be willing to pay at leace twice that for this kind of quality product.

Product Review: L’OREAL Youth Code Texture Perfector and Pore Vanisher Cream

 

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Ya girls got pores. Don’t we all though?

After watching Nicole Guerriero’s YouTube review of the Texture Perfector and Pore Vanishing Cream, I figured I might as well give it a shot! She raved about the product for its ability to smooth out your skin as well as blur your pores when using it during your everyday makeup routine. She also critiqued it for its claim to actually shrink your pores after one months use when she did not believe that to be the case.

I personally have no previous experience with pore vanishers (I didn’t even realize they were a thing until about a year and a half ago) so I had no idea what to expect for myself. I used it in the same way she demonstrates in the video, by wearing it underneath my foundation and other makeup.

The cream goes on super smooth and does not make your face feel greasy or layered like some other products tend to do. It also did not cause my face to break out, which is another major concern of mine. Any kind of product like this immediately sends up a red flag for me and my sensitive skin, so I was very pleased in that department. Off to a good start!

I love how even it makes my skin look, especially after having problems for so many years with acne. My pores become much less noticeable as well as some of my other spots that I have received from the usual wear and tear your face undergoes. There is now a very noticeable difference (at least to myself) when I do not use this product in the way that my face looks.

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After trying the product for a little less than a month, I have to agree with what Nicole Guerriero says about the other claim this product makes. My pore size has not changed at all from when I first started using it; however, since I expected this from the beginning I was not disappointed. It works very well for evening out my skin and masking my pores, and that is all I ask of it.

I definitely plan repurchase this once I run out! For the cheaper price compared to other pore vanishers (only $20 at target!) and the good job it does, I would say that it was well worth it.

Product Review: Vivo Per Lei Facial Peeling

I am going to start this review off by saying that for the past decade or so of my life, I have been trying every product under the sun to get my skin under control. When I was about 10 years old, I can distinctly remember getting my first few breakouts and having a complete meltdown about it. Fast forward 3 more months and they were EVERYWHERE. Face, back, chest, shoulders… my mom said I looked like a Leper. It sucked to say the least.

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Product Review: Wen Haircare Shampoo and Conditioner

If you are like my mom and watch infomercials or QVC on the regular, you have probably seen the commercials for the Wen hair care system. For those of you that haven’t, Wen is a relatively new kind of shampoo that has no harsh chemicals and is made from all natural ingredients. As a result, the shampoo doesn’t lather, but is a cream that you massage into your hair to clean it. Shampoo lathers as a result of the foaming agents added to them such as cocamide DEA, and other chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate or ammonium lauryl sulfate.

Other than the models with the stunning picture perfect hair demonstrating this product, the other most notable part of the commercial is the price tag. $30 for a small bottle of shampoo, to be exact.

Through a lucky series of events, my mom and I were able to get our hands on three free bottles of the shampoo and a big container of the intensive hair treatment (kind of like a deep conditioner mask.)

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