Pixi Glow Tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic

By now, it’s hard to escape the buzz over this highly coveted skin care product. With its 5% glycolic acid formula, Pixi’s Glow Tonic is an exfoliating toner that’s gentle enough for everyday use. It’s alcohol-free, very mild, and is essentially odorless. I love how it leaves my skin bright and glowy, neither squeaky clean nor red. This is hands-down the best drugstore skin care item I’ve tried lately. Pick it up on your next trip to Target!

Glow Tonic
by Pixi

OMG buy me THIS.

A+ Botanics Skin Care


A+ BOTANICS is a botanical skin care line from California, rooted in the purest of ingredients. You know I love natural and paraben-free skin care, so this is right up my alley! The line features cleansers, toners, lotions, serums, masques, and more targeted at skin concerns such as acne, aging, and discoloration. So while the products are natural, wholesome, and mostly organic, they promise to be effective too! All of these products are priced at $29, are cruelty-free, and also are proudly made in the USA. For my oily to combination skin, I’m most interested in trying the Bilberry AHA/BHA Anti-Acne Cleanser, the Neroli Nourish Toner and the Rosemary Anti-Acne & Oil-Controlling Masque. I definitely recommend giving their site a visit – I love how on each product page you can easily see all of the ingredients and what exactly they do on your skin.

Skin Care

OMG buy me THIS.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by A+ BOTANICS. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own.

Bioderma Créaline H2O Ultra-Mild Non-Rinse Cleanser

Bioderma Créaline H2O Ultra-Mild Non-Rinse Cleanser

If you saw me at the end of my last visit to France in October 2011, you might have been appalled by how many bottles of this stuff I put in my luggage to take back home to the US. Since then this product has really blown up in the beauty blogger community, but I’d like to think I was an early adopter of this wonderful product so much so that I got slapped with a “HEAVY” sticker on my suitcase. Bioderma is the most gentle makeup remover cleanser I’ve ever tried; suitable for all skin types. The formula is water-based and is ultra soothing; it doesn’t sting, burn, or tingle at all. It works fabulous as a gentle makeup remover that doesn’t leave you oily or dehydrated after use. It’s so great of a product that it sounds almost too good to be true… well, let me just inform you straight up that it is nearly impossible to find in America, but there is hope online! But with that convenience comes a cost. Even for 500ml of this magical solution, $39 is a little outrageous considering you could get two 500ml bottles in a French pharmacy for less than €17. Even with the poor USD-EUR exchange rate fluctuations in the Euro’s favor, that price is an absolute steal. As long as I don’t have a France trip on the books, I guess online shopping will have to do and I’m so glad I found an online store that carries it. Looks like I’m set for now, but for my next friend visiting La France, you now what favor I’m going to ask of them.

Créaline H2O Ultra-Mild Non-Rinse Cleanser
by Bioderma

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Cosme-De