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Sjal Skincare Samples Mini Reviews

Sjal Skincare is a fairly new luxury skincare company whose samples were sent to me for review.

I was pretty intrigued by this company because their goal in offering skincare products is to “…encompass luxury, cosmeceuticals and spirituality…”

They incorporate “an eastern infusion of precious minerals and gemstones” such as gold, silver, ruby and amethyst which they claim will provide many benefits to the skin including “skin clarity, cellular productivity, and micro-circulation.”

Light Cellular Renewal Creme; $155

This cream includes a blend of licorice, oligo- and penta-peptides and bisabol in order to even out skin tone, promote cellular renewal, and fight photo aging (sun damage).

I really like the consistency of this cream; it is very light and absorbs right away. That being said, I didn’t observe any of these effects really. It may be because I had one tiny sample foil and the effects increase over time with continued use; I’m not sure. To me, this is just a nicely made cream that any skin type would be okay to use. It is gentle, has a subtle and pleasant scent, and it didn’t cause any breakouts.

Other than that no other effects could be observed except maybe a slightly more even tone.

This is certainly a luxury at $255 so, if you have the cash to spare, it may be worth a try, but if not, I would pass on this.

I wish I had been able to try a larger size in this because trying a small foil of a product like this just seems useless to observe effects which are likely seen over time.

That being said, it is a really nice cream, but as for the effects, I can’t attest to it as I was not able to test this for a long enough period of time.

Check it out – here!

Eye Contour Creme; $175

This eye cream is meant to reduce puffiness, fatty deposits, wrinkles and dark circles.

This is a really nice eye cream. Although I didn’t see any of the anti wrinkle effects, it is gentle enough to be used on any skin type. I often experience little whiteheads or breakouts whenever I try eye creams, but this one was really calming and didn’t irritate my skin at all and for that, I think it’s pretty note worthy.

Other than that, it did reduce puffiness a big and hydrated my under eyes pretty well.

Over time, I think I would’ve seen the wrinkle and fatty deposit effects, though I am not really sure what fatty deposit even means in terms of my under eyes?

If you know, by all means, please let me know in the comments!

Check it out – here!

Liquid Vitamin Lift Serum 1; $255 

This was my favorite product from Sjal Skincare!

It feels a lot like putting really hydrating water on your skin because this serum is SO light, but it’s super hydrating at the same time.

It feels really nice to put on, it has a transparent sort of blue tint to it (which I just thought was entertaining), and nice subtle scent that seems familiar, but I can’t quite place it.

It certainly felt like it had a lifting effect to it and it was very hydrating and brightening.

Out of all these super luxe products, this is the only one that I would seriously consider dropping $255 for.

It really feels quite effective.

If you have buckets of cash, I highly recommend this one!

A little bit goes a long long way given the consistency and it definitely seems to live up to its claims.

Check it out – here!

Perfecting Mask; $150 

This face mask is meant to lift, firm, calm, hydrate, regenerate and minimize pores in the skin.

It includes botanical plants and herbs as well as silk proteins, healing oils and other elements.

This mask is not your typical face mask.

I didn’t sense any clay in this mask at all; in fact, it has more of a gel consistency and a blue tint to it.

It goes on pretty transparent, again a little goes a long way, and it seems to work pretty well.

It calmed some redness I had going on midway through the week and did seem to be firming to the skin.

I’m not sure if it helped repair DNA or improve cell turnover, but my skin appeared a lot brighter and clearer after using this mask.

All in all, it’s a decent face mask, but I feel I would’ve gotten more results over time.

Again, if you have the cash to spare, check it out.

Check it out – here!

Check out the entire Sjal Skincare line – here!

Have any of you ever tried Sjal Skincare?

Any thoughts on using precious metals and gemstones in skincare?

Let me know in the comments!

I’d love to hear your take on this!

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the free samples that were sent to me from Sjal Skincare to review. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.

Rodin Crema Luxury Hand and Body Cream Mini Sample Review

So I was recently sent some samples of the Rodin Olio Lusso Crema Luxury Hand and Body Cream!

As a big fan of the Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil, I was pretty excited to try this.

If you’re unfamiliar, Rodin Olio Lusso is a luxury skincare company that utilizes essential oils and plant botanicals in their face, hair, and body formulations.

They are known to have a cult following with celebrities, models and skincare professionals alike.

I love a good hand cream as my hands are constantly battling dryness given the amount of times I end up washing my hands per day and the super hot weather we have here in Cali.

So, when this finally arrived in the mail, I put some on immediately like an overeager child, of course!

Initially, the cream’s consistency feels very rich and hydrating, but it’s certainly not heavy or oily.

In fact, it soaks right in after a few seconds, but it leaves your hands very moisturized.

This is truly a high end luxury cream, though as it it quite a small amount for quite a steep price.

Sitting very securely in the throne of luxury, 100 mL of Crema will cost you a whopping $80.

That being said, the cream feels very luxurious and hydrating and yes, luxurious.

It certainly feels like a huge treat to be putting on my hands and a small amount went a long way and spread easily, soaked up by my skin pretty effortlessly.

I didn’t try this on my body as the samples were quite small so I would likely only be able to use it once if I did.

That’s why I just tried it as a hand cream so I could squeeze around 5 uses out of the 2 small samples I received.

There really was only one thing I found vaguely dissatisfying about this cream:

the scent.

It smells strongly of jasmine, which I kind of wrinkled my nose at because I just feel like it reminds me of my grandmother and potpourri (dried flowers).

Now, that’s obviously just a personal preference and it definitely doesn’t take away from the fact that this is one of the best hand creams I’ve ever tried.

If you have super dry hands, it may be worth investing in, just make sure you’re a fan of jasmine beforehand, otherwise you may be irritated by its notable fragrance.

The Rodin Olio Lusso Crema is available for purchase on their website – here!

Anyone ever tried any products from Rodin Olio Lusso?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the free samples that were sent to me from Rodin Olio Lusso to review. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm Review

If you’ve been following my blog then you’ll know I am a huge fan of Omorovicza Skincare, an extremely luxurious high end skincare brand that hails all the way from Budapest, Hungary. They are touted as utilizing the magic of natural minerals from Hungarian Moor Mud along with other natural, but usually very exotic ingredients to treat your skin to something special that is relaxing, rejuvenating and also effective.

I had some concerns about the price of the products as they are very expensive and I am not one to purchase if I am not sure how I will like the product, especially if it does cost upwards of $100 per product.

The Sample I Purchased on Ebay:

 

I was lucky enough to find a small sample size (5mL) of the Thermal Cleansing Balm for $20 on Ebay to try, which has lasted a surprising amount of uses, and then review for you all. 🙂

Application Instructions from Omorovicza: 

Rub a small amount of this cleanser between your fingers and apply to the entire face (including eye contour). Massage gently using circular motions then rinse thoroughly using a damp lukewarm mitt or cloth.

Product Claims : 

Our award-winning black balm gently but effectively cleanses skin without stripping, to leave it radiant, soft and silky-smooth.

My Experiences:

This is the first cleansing balm I have ever tried and I am really glad that it was because it works great!

It feels sort of strange and vaguely counter-intuitive to clean my face with “mud,” but it really does work! This black balm is a sort of paste, but it has a very silky feel to it. I have used it in a variety of ways: by hand (deposit paste on hands, rub on face and rinse), with my Clarisonic cleansing brush (deposit paste onto brush, use brush as usual and rinse), and also during a facial massage all with varying results.

First, the wash by hand method was fine, though I feel that this is not sufficient enough cleansing for my combination skin. I find that I need to either double cleanse (clean face 2X) or really massage the cleanser in.

This balm, therefore, worked better for me when used with my clarisonic or as a weekly or twice weekly facial massage. It really does feel more like I am moisturizing my face when I apply this balm, as opposed to the normal cleansing feeling, which can feel either stripped, dry, or normal depending on the cleanser. This balm leaves my skin with a completely new feeling after I use it. It feels like I don’t need a moisturizer at all, actually, which really amazes me. I am someone with typically oily skin during the summertime and this doesn’t by any means feel oily. It just feels fresh, moisturized and clean.

Who It’s For: 

The Omorovicza site says this balm is suitable for all skin types and I really couldn’t agree more. It has great moisturizing properties while still being a pretty great cleanser. It’s surprising that this cleansing mud isn’t drying, but it isn’t at all. In fact, it feels much the opposite. I really think anyone can use this, even those with sensitive or acne-prone skin types may benefit. I think this would be especially beneficial to those with very dry skin and that, in summertime, it may be too much for someone with very oily skin. Otherwise, if those with oily skin use it, I think they could forgo moisturizer in the day time and just opt for sunscreen alone.

Best Uses:

I really enjoyed using this during my twice weekly facial massage. As someone who is on a budget, I really wanted to use this sparingly, even though it is amazing to use and works well. When used during my facial massage, it really gave me the “Spa treatment” feeling and the nice, yet subtle scent really relaxed me. You could also leave it on for 5-10 minutes for a mask type effect if you want to really let the minerals sink in. Add to that its cleansing and moisturizing abilities and I find it a nice heavenly treatment for my skin. Otherwise, if you have the cash to spare, use it daily. It’s really amazing!

Noted Ingredients: 

  • Hungarian Moor Mud – High in calcium and magnesium carbonates, this mud is meant to detox pores and cleanse the skin by removing dirt, debris and makeup.
  • Sweet Almond Oil – This is meant to nourish and add moisture by to the skin to leave it “soft and silky.”
  • Orange Blossom Oil – This oil is to rejuvenate and “lift your spirits and senses.”
  • Mineral CosmetologyTM – A specially developed mineral delivery system patented by Omorovicza, this delivery system is said to allow an unprecedented amount of minerals to be absorbed by the Epidermis and Dermis of the skin (hence, absorbing minerals at the surface of the skin and at the the inner skin layer) in order to achieve younger, firmer, clearer, more beautiful skin.

Ingredient List:

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Squalane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Polysorbate 20, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum (Natural Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Ethylhexylglycerin, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Aqua, Zinc gluconate, Magnesium aspartate, Copper gluconate.

Formulated WithOUT:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Synthetic Dyes
  • Petrochemicals
  • Phthalates
  • GMOs
  • Triclosan

Product Pros:

  • Non-drying
  • Very Hydrating
  • Purifying Mineral Technology
  • Natural Ingredients Used
  • Formulated Without Harmful Ingredients
  • ECO Friendly Packaging
  • Luxurious Spa Feel

Product Cons: 

  • May Be Expensive for Some
  • Natural Scent May Be Irritating/Undesirable to Some

Final Thoughts:

My final thoughts on Omorovicza’s Thermal Cleansing Balm are that it works very well, can be safely used on most to all skin types (except perhaps oily types in hot climates), and feels great on skin. I really think that this cleansing balm over time can improve your skin’s texture and maybe even shrink pores given that it clears out pores so well. Overall, I think that I may just splurge on this cleansing balm. It is made with mostly natural ingredients and shows results with consistent use after 2 weeks. Although it is really expensive, it seems to be one of the few that really lives up the hype and, for that, I am very impressed!

Where to Find:

You can purchase Omorovicza’s Thermal Cleansing Balm on their site – here. Otherwise, you can find it at Sephora, Blissworld,  BeautyBar, NeimanMarcus, or Amazon. If you are interested in trying samples, Omorovicza carries an Essentials Kit that has small travel size items you can try, otherwise Ebay is the only place likely to carry small sizes of the cleansing balm, but not anything else.

OVERALL RATING: 8.9/10

Have you experienced Omorovicza’s skincare products?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

That’s All for Now!

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Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. I purchased this of my own free will. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.