January “Try Outs”

Since my new approach to skincare is using the entire line, I’ve been trying out more masks, exfoliators and eye creams while keeping the basics the same.  My search for the perfect mask for when my skin is breaking out is still underway, but I might have found my eye cream and exfoliator which I’ll talk about in my current skincare routine post.  For January these were a few things I tried.

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Have You Tried An At Home Peel?

If you’re looking for an effective way to boost your skin tone, even out blotchiness, refine texture, lessen the appearance of fine lines, then you need to try at home peels.  They range in strength and price, but can be an affordable way to get impressive results from your skin without a trip to the dermatologist.

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September “Try Outs”

I haven’t written too many posts in between my August and September “Try Outs”, which is directly related to my 9-5 taking its toll.  But, onto the fun stuff!

In last month’s “try outs” I introduced this monthly post since I’m always trying out new products and what their quality and impact might be and decided whether it’s something I’d repurchase or buy full size.  Some of these were from my sample lot that I talked about here, so without further ado…

Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

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If you’ve read any of my previous posts you’ll know by now that Peter Thomas Roth is my desert island product line (whatever that means).  And of course, this cleanser is no exception.  I loved it.  Worth every penny for the amount you get AND it actually is effective.  Up until this cleanser I always pushed aside cleansers that claimed to do anything more than cleanse your skin, but this cleanser proved that even being on your skin for a short amount of time, the active ingredients do work.  In this case, those ingredients are Glycolic (AHA) and Salicylic Acid (BHA). The glycolic and salicylic acid hyper-exfoliate your skin which is great, but I would suggest that you balance this cleanser with another gentle cleanser, otherwise you might get too much flakiness if you’re not exfoliating on a daily basis.

GlamGlow Youthcleanse Daily Exfoliating Cleanser

Skin Type: Combination/Oily

iconWhen these cleansers were first introduced I saw them as a marketing ploy rather than a good product.  I had used the mask and thought very highly of it, but I thought the cleansers were simply a way to expand the line.  I was partially right.  The cleansers are almost like the masks in a thinner consistency formula.  For me, this works very well because I have oily acne-prone skin.  If you’re on the oily side, you could use this cleanser day and night.  I haven’t tried the hydrating mask or cleanser which a dry/combination skin might prefer.  I would definitely purchase the full size of this.  It proved to be just as effective as the masks.

Caudalíe Vinoperfect Cell Renewal Night Cream

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Skin Type: All Skin Types

I did not like this product.  The consistency of the cream was thick, but not in a luxurious creamy way, it felt more like it sat on your skin.  After a few uses I broke out and decided this was not a match for me.  I have tried other products from them with great success, such as their masks, but this was not a winner for me.  However, it seems to be reviewed really well so it could be a bad match for my skin.  If you have oily acne-prone skin like myself I’d skip this one for the consistency alone.

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

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Yes, this oil smells not the best, and yes it is an odd blue color, but it’s absolutely amazing so I am more than willing to look over those two things.  There have been plenty of high praise reviews for this product so I’ll spare the regurgitation and just say that I have already purchased this FULL SIZE since running out only two nights ago, so that’s something.  One thing I will say about this product that is worth noting is that it contains retinol, but it’s formulated in such a way to be very gentle on the skin so you don’t get the red-patchy-flaky skin that one might get when using a retinol product.

Please leave comments below on what you’ve been trying out lately and if you tried any of these products with the same or different results.  I love hearing what other people use and what works for them and doesn’t.

Your Update on Sunscreen {Video}

I’ve talked about my feelings on sunscreen before and what I use myself but when I saw this video I thought I needed to share it.  I immediately went out and purchased the Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder spf 30.  They did sell the regular one she shows in the video at some point.  I couldn’t find it on Sephora, but I did find it on eBay, if you’re not on the combination/oily side.

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Sunscreen

Most aestheticians will tell you that an important part of your skincare routine is sunscreen, AND IT IS.   I sometimes find it challenging to work sunscreen into my routine because many use ingredients that cause me to breakout, mostly on my forehead and cheeks.  A lot of people face this similar issue and skip sunscreen all together (tisk, tisk).  The best place to start when it comes to choosing the best one for you is to know your skin type. Continue reading

Laser Treatments in a Bottle

I love Peter Thomas Roth it’s one of my top favorite skincare lines.  I figured I would just put that right out there.  Undoubtedly there will be more PTR products featured on Percy & Peaches.  One of my newest loves from the line is the Laser-Free Resurfacer serum and the Exfoliating Scrub.  These two together will assuredly give you the smoothest skin you can have.  The scrub not only gives your skin a smoother texture, but it also cleanses your skin really well without leaving make-up residue behind.  The way to use this scrub is to leave it on your skin for a few minutes before rinsing in order to allow the enzymes and glycolic acid to work.  Again with the glycolic acid (which I also mention here), but it’s a great ingredient in products and I myself can’t get enough of it.

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