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you all I have been waiting for. Here’s the low-down on the collection that I helped to curate as part of a blogger contest Beauteque held. I, along with two others, Michele from Beautyfindsforme and Priyanka GlamourandGiggles had the amazing opportunity to each curate a collection. It was truly an awesome experience, and if you haven’t checked out Beauteque yet, get on that!
Without further ado, here’s the result of all of our hard work. I present to you, Nautical and Nice, featuring pictures taken on a nice sandy beach.
This gentle scrub cleanser is rich of seaweed it has strengthening and exfoliating benefits. Seaweed is filled with vitamins and nutrients that provide anti inflammatory effects reducing swelling of pores and blemishes. Lifts away dirt, oil, and dead skin cells.
To use: massage into skin for 1 to 2 minutes, rinse off with warm water.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract, Caulerpa Lantillifera Extract (sea weed),Glucomannan (konjac), Amber Powder, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Powder, Undaria Pinnatifida Powder (sea weed), Salicylic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP copolymer, Methyl Chloro Isothiazolinone, Xantham Gum, Methyl Isothiazolinone, Chlorphenesin, 1,2- hexanediol, Fragrance
I love the ingredient list for this scrub! The seaweed ingredients help strengthen your skin and exfoliate. Seaweed is chock full of vitamins and minerals that are great for the skin. It can help clear out your pores while being very gentle to the skin. This scrub also contains konjac, which is a vegetable root that is often seen as a sponge, but can obviously be used in other ways. The konjac is one of the ingredients that makes this scrub slightly tacky to the touch.
I find this to be very gentle on my skin, which I appreciate. It’s something that I am comfortable using often since it’s not too abrasive. Plus, having skin prone to acne and oiliness, it helps keep my pores a bit cleaner and clearer.
Finally, this scrub is free of so many bad things for your skin. Such as: parabens, GMO, benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, artificial colors, benzophenone, sorbic acid, ratyum petrolatum, talc, sulfate-based surfactants, triclosan, synthetic antioxidants, benzalkonium chloride, and imidazolidinyl urea. Most of the aforementioned ingredients are artificial preservatives.
This essence formula nourishes and brightens skin with a unique combination of ingredients from the sea: Tahitian black pearl extracts (rich in proteins and amino acids that restore luster )and deep sea red algae (which gives a boost of vitamin C ). A variety of plant and fruit extracts, like pineapple, cucumber, and lime, lighten your natural skin tone and minimize dark spots, while citric acid gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Cosphingo, a patented long-lasting moisturizer extracted from seaweed, provides hydration.
To use: Apply 20-30 minutes to clean skin, the remove. Massage remaining essence into skin.
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Lecithin, Polysorbate 80, PEG-15 Hydroxystearate, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Polysorbate 20, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Polyglutamic Acid, Iodopropynyl Cutylcarbamate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycosphingolipids, Tocopheryl Acetate (COSDNA)
I adore My Beauty Diary masks and when I remembered that this one existed, I knew that I had to pick it to include in this theme. These masks a saturated and fit well (in my experience). In the case of this mask, the pearl helps the skin look bright while the plants/fruits also help to make the skin more vibrant. I hate when my skin looks dull, so this mask is a winner for me.
Gentle mask that peels off. Seaweed extract cleanses pores clearly to create smooth skin. Adheres to skin lightly to remove impurities and dead skin cells clearly. Deep sea water contains minerals that offer vitality to the skin.
To use: After cleansing, apply a moderate amount all over the face except the eyes and mouth areas. Peel off from the chin to the forehead after 10-15 minutes when it gets dry completely. Rinse off with warm water.
I love, love, love this peel off mask! Aside from the fact that I quite enjoy peel of masks, this one is really quite lovely in spite of it’s brownish-green appearance. I put this on and wore it for about 20 minutes before attempting to peel it off. It left my skin nice and soft. It was also a fair bit less oily when I peeled it off, which I definitely appreciate in this heat. And, even though the oiliness was gone, my skin wasn’t dry– it was actually pretty hydrated. I didn’t find that it had much of an odor, which I appreciated it. It had a bit of a smell upon first going on my face, but it quickly dissipated.
Skinfood Seaweed Mineral Waterproof Eyeshadow
A beautiful neutral shadow complements everyone.
To use: swipe across lid.
With this eyeshadow, you can pick either honey or beige when you order your bag. The color pictured above is honey, and it’s a nice and creamy neutral. What I love about this eyeshadow is that it covers well and it also has a handy blending tip at one end of the stick. This was a little soft when I first opened it, so I would suggest sticking it somewhere cooler so that it firms up a little bit.
If you’re interested, this eyeshadow comes in multiple colors– most of them neutrals.
Innisfree Sea Salt Whipping Cleanser
A refreshing cleansing foam that cleanses the skin thoroughly with a rich, sea salt extract-infused foam that’s as soft as a whipped cream. Soft, rich foam thoroughly. Sea salt removes dirt from pores, while jeju mineral salt protects skin.
To use: lather well, then massage into face. Rince with lukewarm water.
Ingredients: Sea Salt Extract, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water, Lauric Acid, Cocamide Dea, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Silica, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Mineral Salts, Ceramide 3, Fragrance
Innisfree makes a few different versions of this cleanser, and all of them have varying amounts of jeju mineral salt. This particular version has 30% salt. The other versions, Sea Salt Perfect Cleanser and Sea Salt Jelly Cleanser hae 40% and 20% respectively. The version I chose is smack dab in the middle in terms of salt content. This lathers up nicely and you can really feel the salt on your face, which provides a nice and gentle exfoliation. One word of warning, be careful around your eyes! You don’t want to accidentally get this in them.
This collection is selling for 29$ on Beauteque.com and is currently still in stock as I’m posting this review. I truly hope you all enjoy my hard work and will let me know what you think!