Product Review: BeautyDateXMtl by Skinvestment
If you are following me on Instagram, you might remember that back on May 19th an exciting event happened called Beauty Date X Montreal, organized by Skinvestment. It was a fun event for beauty enthusiasts like me because we had the opportunity to talk with beauty experts Carmen and Eden about proper skin care and what products to use for each skin type.
I’ve already posted my review about the sheet masks that I got, you can check that out here. Today, I will continue with my review about the rest of the products that I received.
1. Aeria Skin Brightening and Soothing Eye Mask
Help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, saggy and dark circles around eyes while waking up tired eye contour with a burst of refreshing botanicals and continuous hydration.
It is good to know that there are masks designed to target issues in the eye area. I don’t have problems with dark circles or saggy eyes but I do have with puffiness, so I was really excited to give this product a try. The mask quality is top notch, it is made of breathable black fabric that is soaked in serum. After using the mask, I did not see any visible de-puffing effect but my face and eye area looked well hydrated and moisturized. As of now, I’ve already used 3 of this eye mask and it really helped in brightening my eye area.
2. Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Serum
Benton’s Cacao Moist and Mild Serum is a lightweight and hydrating serum. With Cacao Extracts and Hyaluronic Acid, this serum replenishes moisture to skin. Various botanical extracts in the serum further help to keep skin smooth.
The scent of this serum is very subtle, it is almost scentless which is good for people who doesn’t like products with fragrance. For me, I do like products with scent, but it is not the determining factor in order for me to buy something. The consistency of this serum is light and it easily gets absorbed leaving your skin smooth and hydrated.
3. Oneoseven Feminine Body Soap + α
The Feminine Body Soap + α is a luxurious body soap bar featuring fermented mugwort vinegar, a traditional herb that has been shown to have positive effects on women’s health. While this gentle soap is especially formulated to be beneficial to women, it can be used by anyone!
I was reluctant to use bar soap because, most of the bar soap that I used before doesn’t lather well and it leaves my skin dry, hence I switched to shower gel. Packaging wise, I love it, the pink design is so pretty and feminine. The soap smells really good, it did lather well (that’s a good news!), and did not leave my skin dry. My skin felt soft and clean after shower. Just wow!
4. Oneoseven Rose Vinegar Water
The Rose Vinegar Water combines the anti-aging power of essential amino acids from naturally fermented vinegar with the antioxidant infused skin soothing cult favorite, rose water. The result is a beautifully rose scented toning and hydrating facial mist that nourishes the skin effectively to boost skin radiance.
I love this vinegar water. I’ve been using this as my toner and it reduced my cotton expenses. After cleansing and exfoliating, all I do is spray it all over my face. Don’t worry it doesn’t smell like vinegar, it has light fruity scent. I like that it brings back the moisture of my face that was lost during the cleansing and exfoliating process. Toning is very important part of my routine and I do recommend this product to everyone who are looking for extensive moisture and hydration.
5. SoyBio+ Fermented Mist
Peptide ingredients in the Mist especially soothe skin troubles and help to regenerate damaged skin. Anthocyanin with its rich antioxidants and marine collagen ingredients boost skin-lifting. The dual-function comes from Adenosine and Niacinamide, which provide brighter skin tone and anti-wrinkle effects.
I use this mist in the evening before I go to bed because of it’s anti-aging property. I’ve read that products with anti-aging property work best at night because it helps your skin to regenerate while asleep. I love how it makes my face feel plump and hydrated.
6. SoyBio+ Fermented Shampoo
This shampoo is safe for everyone, even babies and those who are pregnant. The shampoo helps with those who suffer from dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. It will help nourish the scalp, strengthen the hair roots, lower scalp heat and hair loss.
I started using anti-dandruff shampoo when I arrived in Canada because my body has gone through a lot of adjustment due to the change in weather. My skin become flaky dry and that includes my scalp. Never in my life did I ever had dandruff until I arrived in Canada, so I started using anti-dandruff shampoo which definitely solved my issue. But, I was introduced to SoyBio+ by Carmen and to my surprise, it is made of natural and safe ingredients, free from Parabens, SLS, and SLES. At this age, I have become ingredient conscious and regardless if product works for me, I still prefer the natural and organic ones. This shampoo lathers well and my scalp felt clean and my hair felt soft after washing. I have a damaged hair because of color treatment and I don’t see any changes in it but I am glad that this one is safe for color treated hair which prevents further damage.
7. Apoterra Hibiscus Exfoliating Mud with Rosehip + Açaí
A scrub, mask and cleanser in one, this nutrient-rich honey, flower, and berry mud will provide gentle exfoliation by removing dead skin cells and increasing circulation, revealing a brighter, smoother and healthier complexion.
This one smells like a fruit jam, I feel like eating it. Lol. I used this as my facial scrub and I am glad that it is gentle. The beads are really great for the chin and nose area. After exfoliating, my skin looked healthier, smoother, even more toned.
8. Woodlot Nourishing Facial Oil
A powerful blend of ingredients that creates a vitamin-rich, luxurious moisturizing facial oil. The formula is crafted to be light in nature with a thin texture that absorbs quickly and penetrates well, that effectively illuminates, brighten and corrects the appearance of skin tone for a balanced, radiant complexion.
Oh, I love the scent of this oil. It smells like the Frankincense essential oil that we are using for our diffuser. It is stored in this chic, shiny glass bottle with dropper that look so pretty. I’m a sucker for nice packaging! Applied 3 drops, then gave myself a 2 minutes facial massage for the oil to fully absorb. Not only did it calm my senses and help me relax, it also gave me a brighter and glowier skin.
9. routine. Natural Deodorant in Superstar
The charcoal detoxifies, magnesium relaxes the pits to reduce stress sweats and prebiotics keep your skin healthy. There is a touch of baking soda for added deodorizing- just enough to keep most sensitive skinned people from getting irritation.
This little jar of wonder is my new favorite deodorant. It is freshly scented and not overpowering. I woke up at 6am and was at school from 8am-4pm and at work from 5-10:30pm, arrived home at 11pm and still smell amazing!
10. Frutose Eye Gel Eye Care Cucumber Fruit Mask
Treat puffy and tired eyes with these fun eco-friendly Frutose Eye Masks made from biodegradable TPU resembling refreshing cucumbers.
My school, work, blog and fashion photo shoots have kept me so busy lately that I seldom get proper sleep. There are days when my eyes are really tired and extra puffy so eveytime I do my face mask, I also put this eye gel and do mindful masking that Eden taught us. I make sure to put this in the fridge first until I get the desired cooling effect that I want before I put it on. This helped me relieve the pressure in my eyes and reduce its puffiness. I highly recommend this to everyone who are looking for good eye mask to relax tired eyes.
11. Frutose Grape Seed Face Care Oil
Grape Seed Oil is highly penetrating and excellent emollient, it is rich in omega-6 essential fatty acids and Omega-9 fatty acids, gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E) and antioxidants. It is slightly astringent, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and it can improve skin health, tone and texture without exacerbating acne. It has a delicious grape aroma and absorbs easily into the skin leaving it with a nourishing and hydration feeling.
This oil smells fruity. It is very hydrating and leave my skin supple after application. It is light and fast absorbing and does not give me a sticky feel.
12. Keep Cool Ocean Cream
Rich marnie minerals and Astaxanthin provide skin with intense hydration resulting in a bright glowing look. The ultimate hydration formula uses the new transforming technology to provide skin with time released moisture preventing dryness. Ingredients such as Arginine and Propanediol, good for sensitive skin, help to strengthen the skin barrier and lock in moisture in the skin.
The samples that I got lasted me a week since I was religiously using this as my day and night moisturizer. The cream did a great job in giving my skin extra hydration without going over the top. It has really improved the level of moisture in my skin and I love it!
I love the scent, it smells like food! The toner is very gentle on my skin and gave enough hydration. The lotion is light and fast absorbing. The cream is very moisturizing. At the end of the routine is skin is glowing.
Conclusion: That ends my review. I love all the products that I received and I am considering on purchasing the ones that I super like once I run out of it. I am grateful to beauty experts Eden and Carmen, for recommending these products and to the people behind Skinvestment for giving me to opportunity to discover amazing Asian products. Truly one of the best experience!