8/11/2016Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
Continuing on with Marcelle Fall releases this year, the skin care portion.
Described as an anti aging and anti fatigue gel cream, designed for women with active lifestyles, LumiPOWER has a light lotion-like texture, absorbs reasonably fast and leave a smooth (non-greasy) after-feel. Over the few weeks of use, I love the convenience of it and can confirm that the smoothing effect does last.
Still, I would not skip the face oil or serum before it. When you get to my age, we do need extra help. The brand mentions a Radiance+ HA complex in the formula for brightening and radiant effects but this is harder to detect.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Myristate, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Methyl Methacrylate/ Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrolyzed Candida Saitoana Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, etc.
LumiPOWER is perfume/ oil/ gluten free, 1.7oz/ 50ml, $24.95.
The packaging works - thin long tube with a cooling metal applicator for undereye areas. The formula is moisturizing with vitamins C and E, ideal for anti puff and anti dark circles for age 20+. I am beyond this age range, will definitely continue to use the tube but again, would pair it with additional face products.
Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/ Leaf Extract, Oleaeuropaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Propylene Glycol, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, etc.
It is paraben/ perfume free, 0.5oz/ 15ml, $24.95.
a vitamin-enriched (C and E) scrub with eco friendly microbeads (made with jojoba and environmentally friendly/ biogradable polymers), gentle enough for daily use.
I did not test it every day, however, as I always rotate my cleansers through the week. For days I used it, it gave a good clean and did not leave residues behind.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Polylactic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Jojoba Esters, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides, Talc, Yellow 6, Tocopherol, Red 30, Yellow 5, Red 33.
I appreciate that the scrub is paraben/ oil/ soap/ perfume free. It is 5oz/ 150ml, $12.95.
My current Ultra Gentle cleansing gel is still about half full on the side of the sink, as the bottle is huge but I am sure glad I have the new version too. Any cleanser that is kind to my acne-proned skin is highly appreciated.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/ Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Lauryl Glucose, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Edta, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
It is paraben/ oil/ soap/ perfume free, pH balance, 11.8oz/ 350ml, $12.95.
You know I love anything micellar and normally remove my eye makeup with micellar water on a cotton pad before washing the rest of the face. A gel would be less leaky, a fun change but performs the same way as the water (on regular and waterproof makeup), I don't have a preference between the two.
The brand says the gel also helps to soften the eye contour area and reduce puffiness, but considering how quickly it gets washed off, I don't think it would have a chance to make much difference.
Ingredients: Water, Poloxamer 184, Pentylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caffeine, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Also paraben/ oil/ alcohol/ perfume free, the gel is 3.3oz/ 100ml, $13.95.
Wipes are not part of my regular makeup removing routine, as I always wash my face after, fearing they leave traces behind. However, how can I not use a micellar wipe, no rinsing required? On lazy nights and while travelling only, mind you, but I am sure warming up to the idea now.
The (biodegradable) wipes are very soft, damp but not soaking/ dripping wet and of a good size for the whole face. I make sure I use the whole surface of each, and both sides :)
Ingredients: Water, PEG-6 Caprylic/ Capric Glycerides, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Juice, Sodium Citrate, Cetrimonium Bromide, Salicylic Acid, Disodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.
The wipes are alcohol/ perfume free, 25's in a pack, $12.95.