Pixi Rose OIl + ExfoliKate + Princess Kate’s Eugenia Kim Hat

Pixi Rose Oil

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

Just when I had embraced an early spring (I kid you not: I moved the heavy winter coats to the basement, in Canada, in January – not smart) the snow came back. So scarves and bobble hats and winter skin care it is!

Today, I want to talk about oils and exfoliation: essentials for that winter glow.

But first, we need to talk about Kate’s Eugenia Kim bobble hat (aka beanie aka toque)

Adorable, no? I have a similar hat where the pom pom is almost as large as the hat. Love it lots.

OK, back to skin care. This week, I do some TV filming on Friday. So I want my skin in good condition. Which makes trying new stuff kind of nuts, especially if it involves the O word: oils.

As someone with oily skin, I’ve shied away from adding more oil in spite of everyone’s assurances that overdrying can be just as bad for breakouts. But I love the look of Pixi’s green and pink packaging and the idea of rose and pomegranate oil seemed so appealing that I threw caution to the wind and tried it. The things we do for our art!

So far, I love Pixi’s Rose Oil Blend. The smell is heavenly, which is important to me. I love the packaging and the price (CAN$32 at Shoppers Drug Mart or Target.)

This is the promise: “This botanical blend is infused with a powerful complex of youth-preserving oils to help improve skin’s elasticity and glow.” So far, it’s a nice moisturizer that absorbs well and does not see to cause any crazy. I have sensitive skin and so far, so good. It’s not made me look like Gwyneth just yet (the goal), but I plan to use it for the next few weeks to give it time to demonstrate elasticity and glow.

For my anti-ager this week, I wanted to give Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightener a try on its own (love the Peel) but I could not stand the smell. I don’t know if I did not notice it when paired with the peel or what, but on its own it smells weirdly like Hot Dogs. I need my skincare to appeal to all of the senses. Even if it made me look exactly like a young Claudia Schiffer, I still could not deal with the smell.

I switched my attention to Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate, which I received in the FitFabFun box I share with my daughter (they had a 1.7ml size valued at $75 in the winter box). It promises a ”The Hollywood 2-minute facial” and, I have to say, I’m in love. I love the smell. I love the ease of use. I love how it makes me look all glowy. This is a winner winner chicken dinner if you love immediate results. The only drawback is the price since, as a quick scrub, most of it goes down the drain.

So, a nice oil and a nice scrub to make you look all glowy. And the royal stamp of approval on the toque with pom pom.

All in all, a good start to the week, even if it’s not quite spring.


One comment

  1. I think ferulic acid just stinks. I tried Skincueticals CE Ferulic acid and it smelled too bad to continue to use even thought it was (1) expensive and (2) highly recommended by just about every magazine.


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