I have been trying really, really hard to take care of my skin for a few years now. When I was pregnant with Wallace I had terrible breakouts and extremely dry skin; not sure how that combo worked. I felt like I tried every product and nothing helped, but I blamed it, and still do, and weird things that happen when one is pregnant. Since then my skin has done pretty well and I luckily only get break outs when I’m stressed out. However, I have noticed that my skin has been getting extremely dry lately and my normal moisturizer just isn’t cutting it.
I recently tried two products and feel that one helped while the other did okay. The first is Clinique’s Take the Day off Cleansing Oil. This at first appeared to be a face wash that was a make up remover, and it sort of is. You use 1-2 pumps and apply to your dry face and rub in a circular motion. and rinse, “this powerful oil dissolves all traces of makeup and impurities. It easily glides on and rinses off cleanly with water, leaving no residue behind.” Once I started using this product I noticed the dry spots around my nose and chin were no longer an issue AND the oil didn’t cause me to break out.
The second product is called Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask. The mask comes in a white box lined with super cute watermelon print. The mask itself is a gel like consistency and yes, it does smell like watermelon, but the scent is subtle and smells really good. The box states the mask is good for uneven skin tone, dullness and uneven texture, and oiliness. Instructions state to use it as an overnight mask (it’s “pillow proof”) or you can use it as a regular mask and just apply a thicker layer.
My cousin Sarah told my sister about this overnight face mask and said it worked really well for her and her skin was much healthier and brighter. My sister bought Watermelon Glow Sleep Mask and then told me about it. While both my sister and cousin enjoy this product, I did not feel that there was much change in my skin. What initially caught my interest about this particular product is that it is good for dullness and uneven texture. I don’t think my skin has uneven texture (?), but since becoming a mom my skin is very dull. While I’m sure this problem is due to sleep deprivation and stress, the hope that a product can help is always a small glimmer of hope. I tried the sleeping mask for about 2 weeks before throwing in the towel. To be fair, I think I didn’t enjoy the product for things I wasn’t doing. For example, I’d forget to wash my face in the morning and start to put on makeup before remembering the mask and having to wash my makeup and the mask off. For those of you wondering the mask is “clear” which is why I’d forget the mask was still on . I would get really frustrated when this happened. A few times I flat out forgot to use the mask. I wash my face every night before bed and a few times I’d wash my face forgetting that I had already washed my face and applied the mask, so I’d have to reapply the mask. This also made me frustrated. Again, my issues are do to my own failings in using the product. Part of my wants to give it another try and part of me wants to gift my sister the rest of the bottle. Has anyone else used this product? If so, what were your experiences?
Side note: the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is on the pricer side, costing $45 for 2.7 oz. There is an option for a smaller size for just $22 and I wish I’d purchased instead to make sure I really liked the product. You can purchase the mini version here
There is also a perfect Limited Edition Watermelon Jelly gift set available here which includes – 0.85 oz/ 25 mL Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer
– 1 oz/ 30 mL Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
– 1.17 oz/ 33 g Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask
These thoughts an opinions are my own. This is NOT a sponsored post in anyway