Rockin’ and Radiant with Clearasil’s New Superfruit Cleansers!

*This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Clearasil, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SuperFruits  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.*

I love being a sister, but sometimes it can be a little bit of a challenge – especially when sisters like to “borrow” your things. But one thing I don’t mind sharing with my sisters is beauty products I love. Skincare secrets are meant to be shared, so my tween sister and I headed to Walmart to pickup Clearasil’s NEW! Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Cleansers!

Jules has been struggling with some early teen blemishes – they’re not really serious, but based on my experience we both wanted a maintenance product for her that would be gentle, yet effective. I love that Clearasil’s Superfruit Wash contains a blend of raspberry and cranberry extracts – which are not only known antioxidants, but also contain a boost of Vitamin B3.

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We picked up Clearasil’s Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Pads, and Daily Clear® Refreshing Superfruit Wash. They were $4.97 each at Walmart, but we used two $1 Off coupons – which you can also score by clicking here!

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My blemish battle started when I was her age – very minimal, nothing serious until I got into my senior year of high school. Then it was much more prevalent. It was around that time that I started to get into cosmetics, so clearing up and taking care of my skin was definitely a priority. Throughout my skincare journey, I’ve learned a lot about my face – most importantly how sensitive it is. Which is why Clearasil’s Superfruit line is right up my alley. So, exercising my sister privileges, I borrowed some of Jules’ Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Pads. It has really helped in clearing up a few lingering (i.e. stubborn) zits.

Jules has incorporated her new wash into her skincare routine – which changes depending on the time of year. Because she’s a dancer and engages in a lot of physical activity she’ll use her cleanser every evening during the school year when she dances on a daily basis. While on vacation, she uses it every other day.

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Meanwhile, I’ve been using the Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Pads as I get ready for New York Fashion Week. I’ll be covering a few events and definitely want my skin to look its very best, be healthy, camera ready, and blemish free! I love how it’s gentle enough for her young skin, and my sensitive skin, but strong enough to significantly reduce acne. Very much a winning product in my book.

Thinking about snapping up one (or all) of Clearasil’s NEW! Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Cleansers? Then don’t forget to print out this $1 Off coupon today, while it’s still available!

Boots No7 for Beautiful Skin!

I’ve heard about Boot’s for years now, but didn’t see any of their products in US store until recently in Target – where they have become more widely available. And while the US has been slow to distribute the beauty brand, Boots has been a staple for over 160 years in the UK – and the No7 brand is the number 1 cosmetics and skincare brand in the UK! So you can bet that I was pretty darn excited to receive a sample of Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion and Beautiful Skin Night Cream (both for Normal/Dry Skin) in my Beauty Bloggers VoxBox!

The Night Cream claims to energize and help promote optimum hydration for healthy radiant skin. Now I have super sensitive acne prone skin, so I’m always wary of products promising to hydrate my skin- because I usually end up doing an emergency pore cleansing mask afterwards to deal with breakouts caused by overly-thick creams. However, no joke, the No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream was as light as silk and left my skin feeling like a baby’s! It has a subtle scent that I found to be quite nice and not overbearing at all. Also, the cream absorbs really well into the skin – so you won’t have any oily residue left behind or anything.

I actually never understood cleansing lotions before my experience with Boot’s No7 Beautiful Skin one. I usually scrub the makeup off my face using makeup wipes, wash up with my foaming cleanser and call it a night. However, makeup wipes tend to be really abrasive and leave my eyelids dry and red – and never fully rid me of my makeup on its own. But this No7 Cleansing Lotion is where it’s at! It was super light, and literally took all my makeup off in one shot. It doesn’t really have any scent, and you just apply the tiniest bit to your eye/face rub it around and then wipe off. No dry, red eyes and no makeup! I used it to rid my hand of eyeshadow when I was taking photos for my NYC Individual Eyes swatch and review – it worked like a charm!

I’m really loving these two products and can’t wait to try the rest of Boot’s No7 skincare line, as well as their makeup offerings – you can find out more about Boot’s and what they offer here!

Have you had any experience with Boot’s and their cosmetics and skincare products??? Let me know in the comments below!

Aveeno Clear Complexion Cleanser: Review and Giveaway

Me and my skin have a terrible love/hate relationship. I mean, I know I’m blessed to have reasonably good skin. I don’t have terrible cysts or anything that bad. But I do have the worst combination skin, and a bit of rosacea. My forehead and eyelids are constantly doing the tango between oily and dry, and my cheeks have a perpetual pink flush. So whenever I’m seeking to address something like a breakout, finding a product that will cater to my skins needs is surprisingly hard. Then I stumbled on Missglamorazzi’s morning skin care routine ( if you haven’t subscribed to her video‘s, tumblr, twitter, or FB you totally should- she’s got great makeup tutorials, and she’s also done some giveaways too!). Anyways, after watching Ingrid’s vid I decided to try Aveeno’s Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser for myself- and I have never been so surprised by a product before (in a good way).

Before trying Aveeno’s cleanser I had been using a prescribed medication  for breakouts and prevention. I used it on and off because I felt that the product was super harsh on my skin. So, the first time I used the cleanser I noticed a significant difference in my skin tone, and scattered acne breakouts. I had washed my face at night, and in the morning my acne was clearing and my rosacea was definitely lighter. Since then I’ve been a HUGE fan. I’ve stopped using the medication (which I am not recommending you do, so be sure to consult your doctor before changing your skincare routine- I’m just telling you what worked for me), and now wash my face nightly with Aveeno. The wash smells amazing, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight and dry.

Since I expect to be traveling soon I picked up Aveeno’s bar version of the same cleanser- and I also picked up one to giveaway here!

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This giveaway starts 2/13/2012 and ends 2/20/2012. I was not compensated in any way for this review/giveaway. Open to US only.