I didn’t actually have a post planned for today but I kind of decided to do it last minute last night so here I am LOL. Then again, Wednesday’s ARE supposed to be blogging days and Tues/Thurs for videos; which I am doing by the way. Yesterday was both, check out my new declutter post/video if you missed it.
I LOVE doing these One Brand Focus posts for you guys so much because it allows me to give you guys my thoughts and opinions on a brand’s products so you can decide for yourself if these are worthy of your attention (or not, that’s okay too!).
Daily Face Cleanser
Price: $4.00 USD / 5 fl.oz / 150mL
This face cleanser is one of the gentlest formulas I have ever used. I was accustomed to the Formula 10.0.6 Cleanser and how much that one lathers compared to this one. At first I wasn’t sure if that was normal but I’ve found out that the more bubbles/lather, the more the cleanser will strip your skin of its natural oils. Who knew right?
I’ve been using this face cleanser pretty much every day as of lately and I love it more and more because of how gentle it feels on my skin. I also like the ingredients it has, such as purified water, which is free of toxins, pollutants and microbes. Another ingredient this cleanser has is citric acid which is typically used for treating, acne, clogged pores, wrinkles, dark spots and other concerns.
Price: $5.00 USD / 5 fl.oz / 150mL
Despite the fact that this is an exfoliating scrub, it’s surprisingly gentle. Like REALLY gentle. I was genuinely shocked because I’ve tried many scrubs and the majority can feel really rough on the skin if you’re not careful but not this one! The consistency comes out “thick” from the squeeze tube, but starts dissolving as you massage into the skin and feels very smooth.
Exfoliating scrubs are so good for polishing away dead skin cells in order to reveal healthy, glowing skin underneath. It’s also infused with purified water (like the cleanser) and with Vitamin E which is amazing in skincare as it has moisturizing and healing benefits. That being said, you better believe my skin feels semi-hydrated after washing this off, not to mention smooth! This exfoliating scrub is best used 2 to 3 times a week.
Daily Hydration Moisturizer
Price: $8.00 USD / 2.53 fl.oz / 75mL
I love how moisturizing this moisturizer is. And I know it’s in the name but I didn’t expect it to be THAT hydrating by itself (I do use SPF over it, don’t worry). It’s literally enough, I don’t need any extra products or mists when I use this product. I’m so impressed.
It’s so lightweight and nourishing, and my skin feels smoother. This moisturizer is infused with jojoba, aloe, shea butter, and cucumber as well as antioxidants; grape, bilberry and Vitamin E. It didn’t win Allure Best of Beauty for no reason!
- Aloe helps provide hydration and soothe the skin.
- Jojoba Oil & Shea Butter help hydrate the skin for deep nourishment.
Illuminating Eye Cream
Price: $10.00 USD / Nt. Wt. 0.49 oz / 14g
I’ve been using this product lately a lot as well after testing a different eye cream and I really love it. Not only does it feel nourishing and hydrating because of the ingredients (jojoba, vitamin E, and cucumber) but I definitely feel like it has minimized the dark circles under my eyes (not extremely, but noticeably so).
I do suffer from dry eye lids during the colder months, so I use it on the lids. I know some people say not to do that(?) but I’ve never had any irritation on my lids from my eye creams. My lids and under eyes are so well hydrated and I always use this to prep my eyes and under eye area before applying makeup.
Nourishing Night Cream
Price: $12.00 USD / 1.76 oz / 50g
Lastly we got the night cream! If you follow me on IG you might remember seeing a post where I compare the cream I got last year with the one I repurchased not too long ago.
Basically, the one I got last year (left) cost me $10.00 USD and I remember that clearly because I got the eye cream (above) along with it and thought to myself how great the pricing was for a night cream. When I repurchased it I noticed the packaging has changed (right) and also the price was raised to $12.00 USD. I don’t understand the price change, but I just hope they don’t raise the prices to everything.
That being said, the products are exactly the same in size and ingredients.
This night cream is super hydrating. I had been using facial oils with my night creams when I want extra hydration (still do with this one) but this hydrates my skin so well on its own, no need for any extra products. It feels so smooth, lightweight, soothing and it has the same wonderful ingredients as the moisturizer; jojoba, aloe, cucumber, and shea butter. As much as it pains me to say, I think this one can replace my previous favorite, Derma-e Night Cream because that one feels thicker than this one, and also this one feels VERY hydrating.
PROS & CONS
- All e.l.f. skincare products are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.
- Not greasy
- Amazing ingredients
- Leaves smooth skin
- Vegan and Cruelty Free!!
- Some products have fragrance listed in ingredients*
- Daily Face Cleanser
- Exfoliating Scrub
- Daily Hydration Moisturizer
*NOTE: While those products have a fragrance listed in the ingredients, I could barely detect it. However, I’m noting it as a “con” because some people prefer products without it.
P. S. Please, always do a patch test if you have sensitive skin because what works well for me may not for you! In MY opinion, I think these products would be great for all skin types but I could be wrong!
Alright you guys, keep in mind that these are MY thoughts and opinions. I have always loved e.l.f. Cosmetics growing up and I never imagined they would ever expand/add a skincare line and when they did I was nervous it wasn’t going to hold up!
I’m pleased with both the quality and the price and that they have remained vegan and cruelty free all these years. Most of all, they have remained affordable as well and I can honestly say some of these may* become my holy grails!
What do you guys think of these products or about e.l.f. in general?
Have you tried anything from their skincare line? Like it? Hate it? Let me know!
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Disclosure: this review is a personal opinion and is honest. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. All products were purchased by me, unless noted otherwise.