I’m in the mode of looking for something simple for my face. As I treat my rosacea, I have found I prefer something ultra soothing in my skin care routine. While I have been using Cetaphil, I have actually enjoyed the equally price-friendly JASON collection even better.
The JĀSÖN Gentle Basics is formulated with a minimum number of essential ingredients. The hypoallergenic products are friendly for those with ultra-sensitive and dry skin. The inclusion of Borage Oil deposits essential Omega-3 acids to nourish.
No surprise that the cleansing towelettes are my favorite – perfect for travel and late, lazy nights. The whole range is free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfates. Gluten free. Fragrance free.
- Facial Cleanser ($11.99)
- Day Lotion($16.99)
- Cleansing Towelettes($6.99)
- Night Cream($16.99)
Available at Wal-Mart.
Amore Pacific is the ultimate in luxury skincare (with price and performance to match). Harnessing the expertise of Korean skin care, Amore Pacific uses Asian botanicals as main ingredients in anti-aging and soothing skin care systems. Some of the ingredients include green tea and Korean red ginseng.
I tried various products from the lineup – and honestly, they were all amazing. I selected some of my favorites that I think provide the best value. The On-the-go cleansing tissues are a great entry product to the line. I love a good towelette, but some can be harsh. These are incredibly soothing but at the same time can stand up to stubborn mascara and lipstick. Formulated with water-emulsified botanical oils to moisturize; won’t strip skin. They even have skin care properties and can tone and brighten skin.
Amore Pacific Treatment Cleansing Oil was another highlight. I am new to the cleansing oil scene, but a big fan already. You apply it to dry skin, and use damp fingers to dissolve the makeup. This process also made me do a short self-massage, which is popular in South Korea as part of the skin care ritual. Stimulating blood flow and lymphatic drainage can eliminate puffiness and dull skin. My skin was always really balanced and not at all oily after cleansing. It does contain olive and sunflower seed oil – while lightweight and moisturizing, might not be great for oily skin.
For hydration, I liked the Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Collection which is anti-aging, but for all skin types. After two weeks of using Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Cream, I definitely felt my skin was more radiant. But the biggest effect was how insanely soft my skin was… my makeup went on better and my complexion was so smooth. I also tried the Gel formula – I wish all skin care lines provided a refreshing and oil-free formula for those without dry skin.
For my eye cream, I preferred the more intense Time Response line, which attacks aging more aggressively. The Time Response system uses advanced technology for 24 hours of continuous time-release application of the botanical ingredients. Stabilized Bamboo Sap is used in lieu of water, increasing product potency. Amore Pacific Time Response Eye Creme will always have a special place in my heart for making huge strides against my nasty dark circles. I was able to use it all over my eye for major hydration and it never irritated my skin or eyes.
Overall, this is an outstanding line, with serious ingredients and results to back up the luxury price point. I was able to meet some of the team at Bergdorfs on FNO, and they couldn’t be nicer. Always fun to support a company with awesome people.
- Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Cream
- Time Response Eye Creme
- Treatment Cleansing Oil
- On-the-go cleansing tissues