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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Surprising Endings

I needed scissors to cut the red roses in my room. Don't fool yourself; they were a gift from my mom, but, I couldn't find my snipping pair. I searched through my bedside table, through my brother's drawers, but still couldn't find them. "Where are the scissors," I screamed to my brother in a rant of rage. "I don't have them," he responded gloomily. Ugh--now I was really pissed; I knew he had them. As I last resort, I opened my desk to find my orange and gray pair of triangular blades, sitting peacefully. In other words, this was a rather surprising ending--mostly because it was my fault that I couldn't find them and my brother wasn't the villain I thought he was. And I still haven't told him that he was "right." Although scissors aren't always the object. In the last week, I've exhibited rather shocking outcomes with two products. Maybe I wrote them off too soon.

The Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is an old flame that I have loved for over a year now. I slapped it on nearly daily during winter (A little more obsessive that I would like to admit.) and swore by it to clear up my spotty complexion, concluding that dehydration was the ruling source of my complexion problems. As I struggled to find my routine, I turned back to my "old faithful" last week, knowing that it would help my skin like it did in the past. Although I forgot something: my skin was actually at its best last year when I wasn't using this at all. I woke up the next morning and my face was red, so red, my cheeks looked slightly purple. My face felt bruised and heated; this was not the outcome I remembered. I don't know if the mask has gone off or my skin just doesn't get along with it anymore, but I'm rather shocked we had the fight that we did. Within the same week, though (obviously I was in the skincare experimenting mood), I started using the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer again as my nightly moisturizer. A comment on my blog (Ellen, I really can't thank you enough.) urged me that I should try not just using emollient creams, but a humectant. And that is what this is, as glycerin is the second ingredient. Previously, I donned this cream as the source of my "small bumps on my chin" issue, but most of them have been cleared up with manual and regular exfoliation. I was also having cystic spots around my chin. They weren't aesthetically awful, but they were über painful. As a last resort, I slapped this on in the evening and immediately felt an "ah" sensation. Now, this may sound a little too good to be true, but those painful inhibitors were void the next morning, and, since I now use this nightly as my moisturizer, I haven't had another cystic spot.

So the moral of my ramblings is this: consider adding a humectant into your routine, surprising endings may occur and blow your mind, and refrain from blaming others when it's not really their fault (but if you don't realize that until after your rage, don't tell them).

27 comments :

  1. Kiehl's Skin Rescuer is one of my go-to products when my skin misbehaves. Their overnight peel as well, it just calm's the skin while it hydrates and makes it perfectly soft. Have you tried Kiehl's Microdermabrasion? It's by far the best mechanical scrub I tried so far x

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  2. I have heard so much abut this Origin's mask! I am yet to try anything from this brand! I love the Clinique's overnight moisture mask though!



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  3. Oh that sounds like a reaction to the Origins mask, what a shame. Maybe it had gone off like you said :(

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  4. The Kiehl's Skin Rescuer has been on my wishlist for a long time now and with the Origins mask I've never experienced those kind of problems. It has only done good to my complexion, it even helped with my eczema which not even medication did!

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  5. My skin has been really bad the last couple of months and I always thought that it was because of my poor choice of foods(chocolate) but maybe I should try changing up my mouisturizer to something a little more heavy as I have a few dry patches all over my cheeks as well. I should give the Kiehl's one a try. thank you. xx

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  6. I really did not enjoy using the Origins Drink Up Overnight Intensive Mask at all. It's a hyped up product and I just didn't get it. I felt that it was overly fragranced and it the product overall did nothing but irritate if anything. Have you seen the ingredients list? I was incredibly shocked when I popped it in my review.

    The Kiehl's Skin Rescuer has been on my wishlist for a while now after hearing positive things about it here and there. I'm incredibly tempted to give it a go, now that you're mentioning it. xx

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  7. I wasn't overly impressed with the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, either. It does act as a good overnight moisturizer, but I've never experienced the plump, radiant skin that others describe after using it. I think that someone who doesn't take care of their skin as well as I do or has drier skin might experience more noticeable results. My sister has drier skin than I do and really seems to like it.

    I stick to my Korres Greek Yoghurt Overnight Mask if I want a richer moisturizer.
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  8. I'm still loving the Origins drink up mask but I do find that I need to use a tiny amount or else it can give me some little bumps on the chin

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  9. Alice Yeh (翠雲葉)May 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    I could not imagine myself without the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, but it proves that every skin is different and it changes too. I really want to try out the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer! I'm curious if it will work with my skin ... Thanks to share your opinions!

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  10. Unfortunately, the Origins mask is heavy on fragrance, so maybe you're just allergic? That's really frightening though! Anyway, great post :)

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  11. Definitely the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer; use your best judgement on the Origins. Ha! x

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  12. No, I haven't. Luckily, I've been looking for a new exfoliator too, at the moment. Thanks for the recommendation! x

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  13. I've never tried the Clinique one. x

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  14. I think it's rather amazing. x

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  15. I think so, unfortunately. x

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  16. I used to feel the same way; it was my staple for over a year. x

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  17. It's really great because of the glycerin; I figured out that I was using too many emollients on my skin. I've guilty of the chocolate situation, too.... x

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  18. I agree with the fragrance part; a lot of Origins products are way over scented. The ingredients in the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer are rather good, especially in comparison to the Origins. x

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  19. I'm really keen on trying some Korres things. I've felt the plump glory a few times, but it was when my skin was mad dry. x

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  20. Ah, that's a great tip. I think I have some of those from rose hip seed oil. x

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  21. If you like the Origins mask, I think you'll also love the Skin Rescuer, although I don't think you'd need both. I hope this helps. x

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  22. The fragrance is rather extortionate; we used to get on so well, though. x

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  23. Give it a try, but be gentle if your skin is sensitive. I'm always amazed how soft my skin feels after I use microdermabrasion.

    I'm testing Origins at the moment I got a sample recently, I'm still undecided about it. I need a good moisturising mask, but creamy ones seems not to work well for me. Clinique Moisture Surge overnight mask is similar but it breaks me out. I'm thinking of trying Sisley, if you have any suggestions for a hydrating masque please let me know. :)

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  24. Ive tried the mask before and it didnt quite turn out like it did on you! Such a shame because it worked before :(! xx

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  25. The Kiel's range looks so nice, though I'm not sure available it is in NZ....I shall be on the look out! HA! x

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