Friday, January 8, 2016


I mentioned in my last beauty post that I really struggle with dry, cracked skin. I think I might even have excema but have not been formally diagnosed by my doctor. It goes away once the weather gets warmer and more humid, part of the reason why I love going to the coast so often. By the water, I instantly feel relief from my allergies and dry skin. But, since we can't afford to move to the ocean, I have to be a little clever and trick my skin into believing that it's hydrated right here in the valley.

These are just a few new products that I've recently discovered over the last few weeks. I'd like to share them with you because so far, I'm loving the results.


First I'll begin with a product that was recommended to me by my snapchat and Instagram friends. They tagged me in a photo from Target:


My Target store didn't have the body butter, but they did have something similar:



I had never even seen this brand at Target before, and the line does appear to be limited, but this lotion is A-mazing! It really is so moisturizing. It also doesn't have much of a scent. I wouldn't say it's completely fragrance free, but it is very faint and so it's great to layer my favorite perfume over it. My legs get really itchy so I need something that will soothe the irritation while still providing a blanket of long-lasting moisture. It also absorbs rather quickly and doesn't feel greasy so I can get dressed right away. I slather this as soon as I get out of the shower, focusing on arms, hands, legs, and feet. The price point is great too at $14.99. It's natural and gentle for all skin types.



This was a total surprise from the hubby. We usually get each other chocolate, candy, and small amount gift cards in our stockings every Christmas, but I was shocked at what he came up with this time! In all honesty, I felt so guilty! I got him a Starbucks gift card, movie tickets, and candy. He got me some perfume, a Sephora gift card, and this primer water by Smashbox. He must have had help right?! He swears he picked this out on his own, but I'm not convinced. Either way, this stuff is the s@#!
I love setting sprays and misters, but this one takes the cake because it has many purposes that actually work! I use it to prime my face before makeup, and then I use it to set my makeup as well. The scent is beautiful, very soft but lovely. The spray nozzle is great too. Sometimes my MAC Fix + can squirt out like a hose, getting my face completely drenched. This spray is very fine and even. I will definitely purchase one for myself once this is gone.


These next two products were sent to me for consideration from a shop based out of Canada. The sweet email I received could not have come at a better time! Just as I was complaining to friends about my dry skin, I got an email from Batty's Bath (how cute is that name by the way). I was sent two products. The packaging is a selling point!

The first product is my favorite and most functional for my skin. This product is very thick, and comes in a stick form that you push up from the bottom. I have been carrying this in my bag for midday touch ups when my skin needs extra love. I have this annoying dry patch on my right pointer finger and it almost feels like elephant skin. Lovely, I know. But this is great for spot treating dry patches. I even use it on my nose because being sick the last month made the sides of it crack. It feels very soothing. The ingredients are cocoa seed butter, coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, sunflower, vitamin E, and avocado. It has a slight herbal scent, but it's barely detectable. I can see this working well on cuts, scars, and even mild burns. It's a great on-the-go balm when you don't want to carry a tube of lotion in your bag.

So it's been established that I love mists. They are great for cooling down in the hot Summer months, but I love them even more for hydration in the Winter. I can't say I love this more than the primer water above, but I do use this every night as a last blast of moisture before bed. I use it to set in my serums and eye cream. I love the scent! It reminds me of tea. I wouldn't say this would replace a regular moisturizer, but if you are craving an extra little something, then this is perfect for that. These ingredients are organic as well. They include aloe, German Chamomile, rose, vitamin B3. and provitamin B5. All very healthy, good for you elements that you can feel secure about putting on your precious skin. 


If you have any questions, as always ask in the comments! I hope you'll give these all a try to alleviate dry skin. 

Note: Batty's Bath sent me two products for review, but I was not compensated and all opinion are my own. 


9 comments:

  1. I just got the Smashbox Primer Water and I love it too! I have the small bottle but once I use it up. I plan buying the bigger one. :) Your husband was so thoughtful to get that (and others) for you!


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  2. It's so great that you've found things that are helping you! I think over time I've found the best products to help my dry skin are basic drugstore/grocery store items - Palmers cocoa butter or Vit E oil layered with vaseline on super dry areas. It's really effective - I am just not as consistent as I should be using them. I'm often treating dry skin rather than preventing it in the first place!

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  3. Totally agree with Zeba ^^ about consistency! Aquaphor has been great for my dry hands but I have to be really consistent about applying it every night before bed...and I forget too often. I can't use it during the day though because it's too greasy, so your Skin Fx Daily Lotion sounds like it could be a good option!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  4. I too suffer from very dry skin, thanks for the great info on these products!!

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  5. I have pretty dry skin too. The body balm is very appealing to me because it can be used on the go! Thanks for sharing. I still need to check out the smashbox water primer!

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  6. Thank you ladies, I really hope you'll try some of these! Our skin is so important. I'm more into skincare than I am makeup these days. I guess it's my age! But I do agree that consistency is key. I have a hard time with that on the weekends.

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