Alpha Hydrox facial products review and giveaway!

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I was sent some products to try from Neoteric Cosmetics. Neoteric Cosmetics makes dozens of Alpha Hydrox facial products. I was sent the Foaming Facewash and the Sheer Silk Moisturizer w/SPF 15. (I was also sent some Montagne Jeunesse facial masks – but more on those in a minute!)

I have funny skin. I have very dry skin but my face can get very oily and I have to use very light moisturizers to keep from getting clogged pores. But I must use some kind of moisturizer or my face dries out in no time flat. It’s a weird balance. Also, SPF is a MUST in my moisturizers!

Also, as I get older, I’m learning the importance of a good facial cleanser too. Plain ol’ soap just doesn’t cut it!

And facial masks, oh how I wish Mom could see me now using facial masks. I would always ask her how she could smear that stuff on her face! Now, I love it too! The masks from Montagne Jeunesse are AH-mazing. They come in flavors like Apricot and Almond, Passion Fruit and Chocolate Mud.

So when I got my products the first thing I did, which is something I haven’t done in a loooong time, was run me a bubble bath. Hubs was working late so I put Bug to bed and decided to pamper myself! I washed my face with the cleanser and smeared on the Fruit Smoothie flavored mask (I mean, how can you not relax with a Fruit Smoothie smeared on your face???) and I soaked in the bubble bath. I rinsed the mask off with warm water and followed up with the moisturizer.

Here’s my take on the products:

Foaming Face Wash – is nice. I tend to use an exfoliating face wash so I’m used to a coarser cleaner (like Olay Reginerist with the microbeads or Clean and Clear morning burst with the scrubbing beads). The Alpha Hydrox face wash is a very gentle cleanser. While it was different that what I am used to, my face felt just as clean afterward.

Sheer Silk Moisturizer w/SPF15 – is exactly what it says, sheer silk. You rub it on and it’s gone as quickly as you put it on. No fragrance, no residue and no oily feeling left behind. And dare I say, my face feels as smooth as my baby’s skin. :) I’ve also been outside quite a bit since I started using this and my face has been completely protected in the sun!

Montagne Jeunesse – are addictive! The package directions say for best results use one a week. I want to do one every day. It’s amazing how relaxing it is to pamper you face. I honestly felt stress melting away. You don’t realize how tense you get and how it affects your face (squinting, scrunching your brow, clenching your jaw). But when you use one of the mask, you can feel those parts of your face relaxing! I’m going to use the Cream and Honey anti-stress one next!

How to buy:

You can buy these products (and others!) at Neoteric Cosmetics.
Foaming Face Wash 6oz – $7.49
Sheer Silk Moisturizer with SPF 15 1oz – $15.49
Montagne Jeunesse – $2.25 for single use pack
(they also have FOOT ones too! omg…my feet are screaming for some!)

How to WIN some! Neoteric Cosmetics has graciously offered one of my readers the SAME products I was sent (face wash, moisturizer and several packs of Montagne Jeunesse)!

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I was provided with the products listed above for review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.

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