A while ago I posted about the VoxBox Influenster sent to me to review some Dr. Brandt skin care products. Well, the time has come that I have an opinion on some products.
After giving this a ton of thought, I am deciding to write this post only about the two things I tried that really stuck out to me: Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask ($52) and Detoxifying Antioxidant Water Booster ($39)
If you’re wondering what theses products claim to do, give this a skim.
Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask ($52)
At first I was pretty skeptical about this. It’s called a sleeping mask, but really it’s just a night time moisturizer. That already made me feel like it was just a ton of marketing to be honest.
After using this since I received the VoxBox, I fucking love it!
It does not feel super heavy like Pond’s Extra Rich Dry Skin Cream which I thoroughly appreciate because it moisturizes my skin perfectly. I noticed that my skin looks normal instead of oily or dry, so it definitely adds the perfect amount of hydration to my skin.
Dare I say my skin even looks a little more plump and radiant?! Yes. I love this stuff and luckily, you don’t need to use a ton of product. You better not at that price, anyway.
Would I buy this product? Yes. If it lasts me 3 months or more, I’d gladly buy it again – but the website says it will only last 1 month. To be determined because I don’t need to use a ton to moisturize my face, so if you need to use a lot I’d recommend asking yourself what else you could do with $52 per month if you were not buying this product monthly. Just a thought.
Detoxifying Antioxidant Water Booster ($39)
This just seemed like a boat-load of marketing. I added it to water and it gave my water a slightly weird taste, and if you try to taste it in less water it’s bitter and gross. Do not recommend.
When I added it to my smoothies I didn’t taste it at all, which is awesome. Although, I can’t say it did anything for my skin like it claimed it would do.
Although, I admit I loved that 1 full dropper has the equivalent of 15 cups of green tea, and if you know anything about me, then you’d know I love green tea because of all its health benefits. What health benefits? Psht, read this to find out why you need green tea in your life.
Last thing I tried…
Pores No More Luminizing Primer ($38)
I gave this a chance 3 times and every time I had the same reaction. At first I loved how luminous it made me look, but it seemed a little oily. Once I put my foundation on it looked awesome! I used this with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint, MAC Studio Fix Fluid, and Maybelline Makeup Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation. All three of these foundations offer medium to full coverage, and range from a hydrating/satin finish (Neutrogena) to matte finishes.
After 3-4 hours of wearing the foundations they all looked oily in the end. This never happens to me. My skin is not super oily, and if anything I only get an oily t-zone with Mac’s studio fix – and it’s after 6+ hours of wear and minimal oils. I never look oily or gross with Neutrogena or Maybelline, so I know it was the primer.
My makeup stayed on, but the way it looked at the end of the day was as if all my makeup was seconds away from slipping off my face and onto the floor. Not a good look. It did not make my skin break out, and I’m still willing to keep trying it, but so far – not so good.
I still have a few more things I need to try, but these were the first things that really called my attention. Sorry for the delay between posts, too – finishing up college!