Ulta’s Love Your Skin Set #2

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As mentioned previously, I purchased two of these Love Your Skin sets from Ulta. I just couldn’t resist since I thought $30 was a good deal to be able to try out nine different brands and products. They might be travel sized, but that still only adds up to just over $3 for each product. Both sets were equally appealing to me, so that’s why I got them both. You may have already seen the first set I posted about. This is the second.

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Murad: Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Retail price: $75 (1.7 oz.)
Initial thoughts: I’ve never heard of this brand before, but I see that it’s really expensive. I didn’t see anything special about this moisturizer. It had no smell, and it got the job done, but there are other moisturizers that do the same that are a lot cheaper.

Perricone MD: Face Finishing Moisturizer
Retail price: $69 (2 oz.)
Initial thoughts: I’ve heard good things about this brand, so I was excited to try one of their products. The moisturizer has a very light generic lotion smell to it, but it left my face feeling soft afterwards.

Goodal: Moisture Barrier Eye Cream
Retail price: $30 (1 oz.)
Initial thoughts: I really like this eye cream. It’s not too thick and rubs on and absorbs nicely. The skin under my eyes feels hydrated. I like to use this before bed. I don’t quite like it as much as the eye cream in the last set, but it’s also a lot cheaper.

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Juice Beauty: Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer
Retail price: $50 (2 oz.)
Initial thoughts: This moisturizer has a very tarty green apple smell to it. I wasn’t sure what to think of it at first, but it grew on me. One thing I don’t like about this one, however, is that it absorbs into the skin before you’re able to evenly spread it. It also leaves a slightly sticky residue. I don’t know that I would really buy this in the future. Especially since it’s quite expensive.

Peter Thomas Roth: Irish Moor Mud Purifying Cleansing Gel
Retail price: $38 (8.5 oz.)
Initial thoughts: I love Peter Thomas Roth products, so I was quite excited to try this. I’ve tried the Irish Moor Mud Mask, and although it’s not one of my most favorite masks (especially compared to other PTR masks), I was still eager to try this cleanser. Like the bottle, it’s black in color, but it turns into a grayish color and foams up upon contact with water. It smells like charcoal, so it’s not the greatest smell, but it does a good job of cleaning my face. Overall, I’m happy with this cleanser.

Exuviance: Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish
Retail price: $72 (2.6 oz.)
Initial thoughts: This face mask has a very floral scent, and it smells amazing. (I would love to have a lotion in this scent). It has a gritty texture that isn’t too rough on the skin, but does a good job of exfoliating. I rubbed this on my skin in circles for about 30 seconds, and then I left it sit on for 2 minutes. During that time, it did make my skin tingle and sting slightly, but that was probably the acids doing their job. My skin didn’t look red or irritated after I washed it off, and my skin was super soft and looked refreshed. I would definitely buy this again if it wasn’t so expensive.

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Mario Badescu: Glycolic Acid Toner
Retail price: $18 (8 oz.)
Initial thoughts: The last set included the Glycolic Acid Cleanser, so it’s nice to have the toner to go with it. It’s a nice little pair. It leaves my skin feeling tingly, and so far I like it. Like the cleanser, I’ll only use this about twice a week.

StriVectin: Intensive Concentrate For Wrinkles & Stretch Marks
Retail price: $139 (4.5 oz.)
Initial thoughts: I don’t have many wrinkles so this isn’t a product I particularly need right now. However, I do have some stretch marks on my legs, so I decided to put some on there. Time will tell if this helps fade them or not, but I will say that I loved the smell of this cream. It smells just like Andes mints! I was pleasantly surprised and excited by that. (If you don’t know what Andes mints are, they are candies that have a layer of mint and a layer of chocolate). You can also use this as an anti-aging facial moisturizer. For this price though, unless it works miracles I probably won’t purchase in the future.

Nyakio: Maracuja & Yangu Soothing Oil
Retail price: $42 (1 oz.)
Initial thoughts: I’m generally not a big fan of facial oils because I don’t like my face feeling oily/greasy. I tried the Tarte Maracuja oil and just didn’t particularly care for it. I will say that I liked this oil better. I put this on underneath my makeup, and my face didn’t feel too greasy. I also really liked the smell of this. It reminds me of a summer day at the pool.

13 thoughts on “Ulta’s Love Your Skin Set #2

  1. I really love getting boxes like these. I have a seriously hard time committing to full sized products without knowing if they actually work. Plus, it’s nice to have a bunch of travel sized products for when we go on trips! You’ve got to tell me if you find an amazing moisturizer that doesn’t make your skin freak out!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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    1. None of the moisturizers in these sets have irritated my skin or caused me to break out. My favorite moisturizer, that isn’t in the sets though, is Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost water gel. It’s awesome, and I haven’t had any issues with it.

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