The Skincare Line That DEFINES Beauty Sleep [Moonlit Skincare]

How many of you have heard the terms “beauty sleep” or “beauty rest” thrown around? It is believed that a good night’s sleep is important to sustain a youthful appearance and complexion. According to this study, poor sleep quality is in fact associated with signs of aging, diminished skin barrier function and low satisfaction with appearance.

Maybe it’s time we start to rethink our whacky summer sleep patterns…

Now of course today we have thousands of skin care products to choose from that can support glowing and healthy skin even when we may not be prioritizing enough sleep. But, what if I told you there was a skincare line out there that highlights the importance of both a good night’s sleep and radiant skin?

Good news, there is and it’s called: Moonlit Skincare.

I had the pleasure of coming across this brand back in April and my initial thought while glimpsing over their products at first was: Where has this line been all my life?

From skin care products to sleep essentials like eye masks, silk pillowcases and more, Moonlit Skincare epitomizes the importance of beauty sleep, literally and figuratively.

One of their products that caught my eye the most was their Midnight Shift Overnight Facial Oil. At the time, I was going through a facial oil craze and was on the hunt for more to try.

The vegan and cruelty-free overnight facial oil offers to provide you with “smooth, plump and redefined skin” when you wake up in the morning, while its lavender scent works to whisk you off into a peaceful slumber at night.

To use this product is very simple. You just warm up a few drops of the oil into your hands and press it into a freshly cleansed face and neck during your night time skin care routine/before bedtime.

When I first tried this product, my first impression was the cute and whimsical bottle as well as the oil’s charming, lavender scent.

Prior to trying out the oil, my concern was the possible strength of the fragrance. Would it be too strong? For me, products with too strong of fragrances are unappealing for me to use because they distract me from the true purpose of the product and can get overwhelming.

The Midnight Shift Overnight Facial Oil has the perfect balance of a pleasant, and natural synthetic-free fragrance that relaxes and calms the mind before bed. Aside from the stunning results that the oil brings to your skin in the morning, the fragrance of this oil ended up being one of my favorite parts about this product.

Some key ingredients that this oil includes are: jojoba oil, sunflower oil, ginseng, papaya and grape seed oil. All of the ingredients work together to soothe dry, dull, aging and uneven skin overnight and over the course of your usage.

When I wake up in the morning, my skin looks noticeably brighter and vivacious without any leftover residue like some facial oils can leave on your skin. Absorption of this product into the skin has never been any issue at all for me.

I can no longer go to bed without this stuff. In fact, when it comes to my nighttime routine, this oil is something that I look forward to using because not only do I know that my skin will look bright, dewy and radiant in the morning, I know that I will be getting a good night’s sleep as well.

Yes, this is a skin care product of your dreams and it. DELIVERS.

Moonlit Skincare has some EXCITING news. A few of their select products are available for PRE-SALE on Urban Outfitters!

Their Midnight Shift Overnight Facial Oil is one of the products that you can pre-order online right now. Their products will be available online and in select Urban Outfitters doors in California and New York!

Click here to check their stuff out now!

What is a skin care product you cannot go without before bed?

The Best Face Moisturizer: Weleda Skin Food Review

It was around last year that I first heard about Weleda Skin Food. I was browsing through one of my favorite Instagram blogger’s stories as she was sharing her favorite skin care products.

I was immediately captivated by the name, (“skin food” sounds incredibly promising,) and the bright green packaging! I saved the name of the product in my iPhone notes.

Fast forward to just a few weeks ago, I was watching a YouTube video of a dermatologist sharing her everyday routine who mentioned that she uses Weleda Skin Food.

I took this as a sign and purchased the Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream at Whole Foods for $18.99 the next day. Let me tell you; I’m so happy that I did.

So, what is it?

Weleda Skin Food is a thick, rich moisturizer that caters to soothing and hydrating rough and dry skin.

It is instructed that you apply this moisturizer to areas that are prone to getting really dry such as your elbows, heels, knees, etc. However, applying this cream to your face alone can result in luminous, radiant results.

Something that I appreciate about this product/brand is that Weleda is cruelty-free.

Recently, I’ve been trying to incorporate more cruelty-free products into my skin care collection, and while I’m still working on getting there, this product is an addition that I’m very satisfied with.

Weleda Skin Food is full of plant-rich ingredients. To name a few, this product has Chamomile, Calendula (Pot marigold) and Viola Tricolor (Wild pansy) extracts in them which I give credit to for this product’s lovely, fresh scent.

My first impression when trying this moisturizer is that the texture is thick. Thick as in similar-to-vaseline thick.

If you are someone with very oily skin, this product may not sit entirely well with you, however, once you really take your time to rub the product into your skin, I promise it absorbs so nicely.

It will probably take a few days for you to get used to how this product feels on your skin, but you will get used to the texture in no time.

While I’ve applied this moisturizer on some days in both the morning and night, I’ve come to prefer applying this product during my night time skin care routine more.

Similar to an overnight mask, I find that when I wake up, my skin looks incredibly hydrated, dewy and plump when I use this product at night whereas during the day, my skin retains a bit of an oily residue (nothing too crazy, though!).

This product is 2.5 fl. Oz., yet a little bit of product goes such a long way making this something that will most likely last you for a good amount of time.

I enjoy how versatile this product is mainly due to the fact that it can be used in so many different ways. It can be used as moisturizer for the face and body, a primer for your makeup, highlighter, a mask and more.

I’ve been using this for around a week now and have no complaints or problems with it. My nose tends to get dry and flaky to the point where it can be difficult to apply makeup around the area, but the day after I used this for the first time, the flakiness and dryness was nearly gone.

If you are someone who has relatively dry skin, I would highly recommend trying this product out!

What face moisturizer are you currently using at the moment? Let me know below!

Skin Care is My Makeup.

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Anyone who knows me personally knows that I’m not one to wear makeup often. Yes, it’s incredibly fun to apply makeup for a nice outing with friends or a fancy dinner with my family, but more often than not, you’ll see me bare-faced.

While many girls that I knew in middle school were starting to experiment with makeup, I was messing around with skin care. I don’t recall too much about how I got into it, but I do remember that I would constantly pass time by watching YouTube videos of skin care routines, constantly research new cleansers, moisturizers and masks to try out (I still do!), and pick up a new skin care product every time I went to the drugstore.

It is often said that you should do the things that your future self will thank you for and when I look back, I’m incredibly proud of myself to have gotten into skin care at such an early age because today, it is such a vital part of my daily self-care routine.

Today, I want to share with you some of my current favorite skin care products that I use religiously. It has definitely taken a lot of trial and error over the years to find products that work well for my skin, but I can genuinely say that I am very satisfied with the products that I am using at the moment!

Shea Moisture African Black Soap with Shea Butter for Troubled Skin

I started using this product over the summer and I haven’t used any other cleanser since! It is incredibly effective and always leaves my skin looking fresh and radiant. I bring this soap with me wherever I go.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser

Before discovering the Shea Moisture African Black Soap, this cleanser was my go-to. I still love it so much! This cleanser removes all of your makeup while giving your skin a deep cleanse a the same time. It is super gentle and has a subtle, calming scent.

Aztec Secret- Indian Healing Clay Mask

After so much hype over this product on YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram, I had to give this mask a try. It certainly has delivered! I love using this mask after a long, stressful week of school or work. This mask has cleared up my skin so well and I feel like my skin is genuinely spotless after every application.

Bubble Sheet Mask

My current obsession at the moment, this bubble sheet mask is AMAZING and so much fun. I never truly understood what brighter skin looked like until using this. My bestie and I used these masks to prep for a formal last month and after using it then, I was hooked. Also, the way this mask works with its reaction to oxygen makes this a unique product to have for sure.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

This has been a favorite skin care product of mine for years; I think I’ve been using it for around 7 or 8 years! Every time I use this, I’m reminded of why I continue to go back to this scrub year after year. It smells great and leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth. It has also helped immensely with fading my dark spots and scarring.

Pond’s Dry Skin Cream

Cold weather calls for annoying, rough and dry skin. Cold weather or not, this moisturizer has been a favorite for about 3 years. Not going to lie, the first time I tried this product I was not a fan. I thought it was too thick so as a result, I resorted to thinner moisturizers. By doing that, my skin’s dryness became worse so I resorted back to this product and haven’t turned to any other moisturizer since.

Provence Beauty Repair Oil

I just picked up this oil a few days ago and I love it! This oil is made of coconut oil and hazelnut oil in order to repair your skin from dryness, scarring, acne and more. I love how light and absorbent this oil is making it something perfect to apply not only at nights but during the day as well. With this oil, you really do wake up with glowy skin!

Sisal Cotton Body Sponge

Aside from our face, our body needs just as much love too! I’ve just been getting into using body brushes and scrubs more often lately especially as my skin has been getting drier due to the cold weather. My sisal cotton body sponge gives my body a great exfoliation without being too harsh on the skin.

If you couldn’t tell already, I love skin care and am always on the hunt for new products to try. What are some of your favorites at the moment? Let me know!

Camille Rose