Skincare: A Pleasant Surprise

For about two weeks, I have been using the St. Ives Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer. I started using the moisturizer after I ran out of my normal night cream. Although, I have had this product for several months stashed away midst the sea of products. I only used it a few times and then stopped for whatever reason, honestly I just forgot about the product. However, since I ran out of my favorite night cream (Meaningful Beauty Night Cream). I started using the moisturizer again. I have got to say the moisturizer is a pleasant surprise.

Product Name: ST. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer

Price: $6.00

Product Description:

· Visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles

· Restores moisture for visibly softer, smoother skin

· Contains collagen elastin proteins

· Dermatologist-tested

· Non-comedogenic

· Not tested on animals

· Formulated without Parbens and Phthalates

Ingredients:Water (Aqua/Eau), Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum) (Paraffinum Liquidum, Huil Minerale), Propylene Glycol, PEG 100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed OiI (Safflower), Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Ethylhexl Glycerin, Linalool, Hexylcinnamal, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Coumarin, Geraniol

· Absorbs quickly

· Light pleasant smell

· Reasonably priced

· Smooth skin

· Hydrates

· Did not break my skin out

· None ( for me at least)

Availability: Can be found at most local drug stores, Walmart

My Experience:
My skin does feel tighter and smoother. Now as a far as shrinking my pores, I cannot really attest to that since I did not have a problem with large pores to begin with. However, the moisturizer is light, smooth and non-greasy, and as with all St. Ives products the price is affordable.

I have been applying the moisturizer in the evening as a night cream. When I wake up the next morning, my skin feels hydrated, feels smooth, and it looks pretty good. I also have been using the moisturizer after I use the Queen Helene Mint Julep or Clay Mask every few days and it is a perfect moisturizer to re-hydrate your skin after using the face masks. Now, anything that can make my skin feel hydrated after the Mint Julep Mask is worth a thumbs up. I am sure if you have ever used the Mint Julep Mask you understand.

In addition, I rub the moisturizer onto my hands and lips which has been a good hand cream and lip moisturizer. I can’t believe I was sleeping on this moisturizer. I would definitely recommend you give it a try.

Overall: The product does restore moisture, and smooth the skin. I would recommend this product

*** Coming Soon: Review on the Origin's Balance Diet Moisturizer

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