Tag: oily skin

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizers

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizers on Belle Belle Beauty

Admittedly, I meant to get this post up for Earth Day, but the month of April just slipped right by! Keep in mind the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizers‘ nod to a healthy Earth. Caudalie embraces the “1% For the Planet”movement; 1% of Caudalie’s word wide turnover goes toward ecological associations.

These pink shaded tubes cover moisturizing needs for those with oilier skin or those (like me) who need a rich and restorative formula. Each uses at least 92% natural ingredients including organic grape water, which soothes and hydrates. Vinolevure – a patented blend – helps reinforce immune defense.

  • The collection includes:
    Moisturizing Sorbet – A lightweight gel-cream with a water-like consistency that strengthens, moisturizes and soothes skin
  • Moisturizing Mattifying Fluid – Offers a blotting effect, reducing excess sebum and preventing its production while restoring skin’s moisture level
  • Moisture Recovery Cream – A smooth, comforting every day facial cream
  • Intense Moisture Rescue Cream – A rich, restorative facial cream, perfect for use at night

These are available at Sephora and Caudalie for $39.

Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Line and ‘Put Some Space On Your Face’ Social Media Contest

  Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Line and 'Put Some Space On Your Face' Social Media Contest on Belle Belle Beauty

Probably one of the most unique contests I’ve ever heard of launched today on Kiehls.com. And it is happening in conjunction with the launch of Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Line for men – something I am seriously excited about (and could be a perfect Father’s Day gift!).

First, a little about the new products: the products are specifically designed for those with oily skin. The products leave skin matte and can minimize the appearance of pores. Using the ingredient Aerolite (based on aerogel), which was developed for use in space exploration, a gel-like formula is created with a weightless feel on skin. Because of its unique properties (it can absorb four times its own weight in oil) it leaves skin oil free for a full 24 hours. The products include:

All three have a slight minty and masculine scent.  I love the rich later the face wash provides. The toner is great to refresh throughout the day. And the moisturizer hydrates with a feather-light texture.  My skin feels soft but not tight. These three are men’s products that I will be very reluctant to share!

Kiehl's ‘Put Some Space on Your Face’ contest on Belle Belle Beauty

So now that you have the whole regimen on your wish list… either for yourself or the man in your life, check out the ‘Put Some Space on Your Face’ contest. Starting today through 6/30, you can win the chance to send an image of your face into space! Just take a picture of yourself mid-air, hashtag it #SpaceFace and #Contest and post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Easy! If you are randomly selected to win, your face will be featured on a figurine attached to a shuttle and sent into the stratosphere.  Once the figurines all land, Kiehl’s will send them out to all the winners (in August) so they can proudly display their space-traveled action figures.

Kiehl's ‘Put Some Space on Your Face’ contest on Belle Belle Beauty

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Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

  Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer on Belle Belle Beauty

It is that time of year to seek out a lighter moisturizer to keep you hydrated in the warmer weather. The new Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer is just the ticket. The gel formula doesn’t clog pores. And the finish is decidedly matte – believe it or not, this moisturizer is formulated with powder. So just seconds after you apply, skin looks less oily.

Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer on Belle Belle Beauty

If you’re anything like me, I tend to go a little harder in the summer. Between pool parties, travel and an amped up workout, it is easy to skip on sleep. So here is some better news. This moisturizer really awakens my skin. And the essence of honeysuckle and white tea acts as a shot of energy – I am loving the way this smells. Basically, my little Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer acts as “Beauty in an Instant”!

Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer on Belle Belle Beauty

Learn more about Olay Fresh Effects here.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay Fresh Effects through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Fresh Effects, all opinions are my own.

Highlights from Youngblood Cosmetics Spring 2013

Highlights from Youngblood Cosmetics Spring 2013 // Belle Belle Beauty

I applaud Youngblood for their truly distinctive and fresh Spring collection. From a daring eyeliner to a real God-send for those with oily skin, each addition fills a product need elegantly. I’ve been trying out three products: gel eyeliner, new lipstick and anti-mattifier. Here’s the roundup.

Youngblood Spring New Incredible Wear Gel Liner in Lagoon // Belle Belle Beauty

I can’t stop hearing about blue for the spring and I was hesitant at first. Well, I’ve come around to embrace this trend whole-heartedly – whether you go for subtle navy mascara or bold turquiose eyeliner, this look is ultimately wearable. The New Incredible Wear Gel Liner in Lagoon is for a look with more impact. I am a huge fan of gel liners as they are easy to apply and last ages. This one is no different and with safe natural ingredients, limiting irritation. The finish has a golden sheen and the iron oxide makes for a deep, rich pigment.


The new lipstick in Debalicious is a petal/bubblegum pink shade – could you get more Spring? I think not. The formula is packed with natural oils and Candelilla wax to soften and hydrate lips. While the finish is on the matte side, the formula glides on creamy. The shade will really pop on those with deeper skin tones, but is totally wearable on my light-medium complexion as well.

Youngblood Spring Anti-shine Mattifier // Belle Belle Beauty

Attention those with shine issues: Anti-shine Mattifier is a unique and effective solution for oil control. The formula absorbs surface oil while Nigella and Pumpkin Seed oils purify and balance the skin. So your skin will be oil free throughout the day. I don’t mind the included sponge for application, but I think it is best applied with fingers to spots prone to oiliness.

All these goodies are now available on www.ybskin.com.





Winter Skincare Tips from Simple Skincare

Winter Skincare Tips from Simple Skincare // Belle Belle Beauty

We are at that point in the year where are attention is starting to turn towards the festivities of Spring. Trips are being planned, spring wardrobes are being built and self-tanning is in the not-so-distant future. Yet, here we are with frigid temps. As we limp through the last couple of months of winter, it is important to keep those winter skincare practices in step. Alas, they are the only way to radiant, summer skin. Here are three tips that can help both those with oily and dry skin from Simple Skincare:

NUMBER 1: So often when we see dry, flaky skin, we want to over moisturize. But what your skin actually needs is some tender exfoliation! The removal of dead, dull skin will allow healthy skin underneath to show itself. But when skin is suffering, so many exfoliators can be on the harsh side. I’ve been loving Simple® Smoothing Facial Scrub to gently buff my skin. The scrub contains rice granules which work with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to reveal brighter and more evenly textured skin.

NUMBER 2: With the heater going full blast, I am always parched. And to add insult to injury, I take steaming hot showers when it is cold out (bad girl – this can dry out your skin even faster!). So, my skin often feels tight after washing. What we need to be looking for are cleansers that don’t strip natural oils from the skin, helping it retain its moisture and glow. Simple® Skincare Moisturizing Facial Wash cleans and nourishes without stripping soap. It also contains Bisabolol (found in chamomile) which is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant.

NUMBER 3: Believe it or not, some individuals can get even more oily in the winter months. Over-drying can actually disrupt the skin barrier and cause an increase in oil production. So, how to cleanse without over-drying and moisturize without clogging pores? Simple® Refreshing Facial Wash Gel is 100% soap-free and leaves more oily-prone skin clean and revived without stripping it of moisture. Post cleansing, shoot for a moisturizer that is lightweight but still offers vitamins to get a full day of moisturization (try Simple® Hydrating Light Moisturizer).

This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Influencer in the Simple® Skincare Program. Visit www.facebook.com/SimpleSkincare to share your story on sensitive skin.

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Laura Mercier Oil-Free Supreme Foundation

I’ve definitely covered loads of foundation options for those of you with dry skin like me (look herehere and here). But this one is for all those with oiler skin. Laura Mercier has just come out with new oil-free foundation that gives skin the ultimate coverage, comfort and wear for a flawless complexion.

Here’s what she promised (and delivered):

  • Oil-free, non-drying, lightweight formula glides on evenly on to skin and does not settle into fine lines.
  • Visibly minimizes the appearance of pores for smoother skin.
  • Buildable coverage, from moderate to full, evens skin tone.
  • Provides a soft matte finish.
  • Longwearing formula (lasts up to 8 hours) feels lightweight and comfortable on skin.
  • Silicone-free, fragrance-free, non-greasy.

The formula is excellent – smooth, great staying power and even, matte finish. My only caveat is make sure you actually do have oily skin. This will only play nice with truly oily skin. My guinea pig, Corey, assured me she had oily skin but it was even drying for her. But when I tried it on my early-twenties buddy with the right complexion, the Oil-Free Supreme Foundation really shined. I love this for younger skin with acne problems. The addition of aloe, green tea, and silica sooths, heals and corrects.  Vitamin A will also help correct imperfections. And Vitamin E hydrates without a greasy finish.

The oil-free foundation hits counters this month and is available in 12 shades: Porcelain Ivory, Blush Ivory, Warm Ivory, Sunny Beige, Vanilla Beige, Golden Beige, Shell Beige, Tawny Beige, Honey Beige, Suntan Beige, Toffee Bronze, Rich Sienna).