I’m a beauty-product junkie. If it promises to tighten, smooth and fill, I’m sold. Obviously, I’m not alone, and all the beauty-care manufacturers know it. With myriad new products emerging every single month, I could spend my entire blog reviewing nothing else.
Luckily for me, I have some fun Sassy Guest Bloggers who share my passion/obsession, and are eager to relate their experiences. Because, really, who can’t use a girlfriend’s opinion before you throw down that credit card for another expensive moisturizer, right?
This week, SassyCityGirl introduces Kate Jiggins author of the blog, Lipgloss and Life. She’s an animal-lover, all-around great writer, and self-proclaimed “product princess.” Oh, and did I mention she just adopted the most adorable Goldendoodle puppy? My crystal ball sees doggie-product reviews in our future! ENJOY!
~Michele Costanza, SassyCityGirl
Suki Moisture Rich Cleansing Lotion
by Kate Jiggins
I am not a big fan of cleansers that leave a residue-feeling on my face after washing. I wash my face because I want it to feel squeaky clean, and I moisturize it afterward to restore it. I don’t need my face wash to leave anything on my skin. I was therefore understandably a bit reluctant to try anything called “cleansing lotion,” but I’m a good sport and I love natural skincare, so I thought, one day won’t kill me.Suki: Moisture Rich Cleansing Lotion
I first sniffed it – may seem weird, but I am super scent-oriented and anything too perfumey totally puts me off. In the bottle, it smelled like lemon meringue, which was a huge plus for me. During use, however, it has a strong, distinct herbal smell that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s almost a medicinal smell, but (to me) that’s not a bad thing. I would much prefer a medicinal/herbal/antiseptic smell caused by some natural ingredient than a strong fake odor caused by a chemical fragrance(I’m looking at you, Lancôme).
The bad news: It definitely leaves a noticeable residue. My skin does NOT feel “squeaky clean” in the way I like and am used to. But wait, don’t stop reading yet.
The good news: My skin has never looked better. I am soft, dewy, and hydrated. My friend Somer told me today that I look like I’m glowing! All these years, estheticians have recommended cream face washes to me because I am prone to dry skin and take uber hot showers, and I have tried many different ones only to give up because I don’t like that residue feeling. But if there’s a natural cleanser that smells okay AND is going to make my skin look like a million bucks – well, I guess I better get over my residue issue.
I’ve been using this cleanser for almost a week now, and haven’t experienced any clogged pores or breakouts. And when you see the ingredient list, it’s small wonder why – this is a super natural product. The top ingredient is rose water!
I will definitely keep using Suki Moisture Rich Cleansing Lotion, and probably investigate the rest of their line as well. C’est magnifique!