I recently ran out of all my skincare at once, I was just using a variety of different drugstore brands inconsistently (ugh Sarah why) and decided that it was time to start investing in my skin. I have oily, acne prone skin that has been super frustrating for me for a while now, because I had just been using cheap skin care, and cheap makeup. It was a struggle to keep my makeup on all day due to the oiliness, and my acne was causing me a lot of pain in my face. I hate breaking the bank especially on something that's full of chemicals, so when I heard Alexandrea Garza on YouTube talking about her natural skincare routine, I was super excited! (click over to this link to follow a link in her video for an extra 20% off your entire order! It's listed in her description box.) She mentioned that almost all of her skincare is from Michael Todd, and even better, she had 3 different coupon codes to share! When I clicked over to Michael Todd website, I saw that on top of Alex's coupon codes, they always have some extremely generous sales on. I clicked over to the bundle for oily/acne prone skin, and noticed that from $111.00, they knocked it down to $75.00 PLUS I was still able to use my 20% off discount! It came out to be somewhere around $55.00 for 5 luxury, natural products including shipping! WHAT. Yes. That's cheaper than buying 5 crappy products from the drugstore! I was blown away. I still am. Here is my honest review on each and every product in this bundle!
***This is not sponsored in any way, all opinions are my own, and the giveaway item was purchased with my own money***
The Charcoal Detox Cleanser feels absolutely amazing. I use a makeup remover first before cleansing with this product, and the extra cleanse with this bad boy makes my skin feel fresh, nourished, and clean down to the pores. You just need one pump, so this bottle will last you a while! I saw an immediate difference in the oiliness of my skin after using this product twice a day, and boy that made me happy.
The Organic Lemon Toner, again, just makes you feel like you've taken that extra step to clean, fresh skin. I use a tiny bit on a cotton pad to sweep over my entire face, neck and décolleté. This step has proven to be the most important step in my skin care regimen, as I never took the time to use a toner before. Never ever going back to that!
I'm still using a drugstore daytime moisturizer, but after my night time washes I apply the Antioxidant Carrot Multivitamin Serum all over my face, neck and décolleté. One pump of this stuff will cover that whole area, with some excess so I recommend using about half a pump. This is probably the most luxurious product you get in this bundle, and it makes me feel like a princes (hehe).
These two bonus items aren't necessary for your skin care routine but I find them super helpful and worth it! The Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub is super gentle and doesn't dry out the skin. I use this about once or twice a week, depending on how my skin is feeling. It scrubs off any dead skin gently, and cleans deep down into your pores. The Kaolin Clay Detoxifying Facial Mask might be my favourite product in this bundle. It is slightly stinging for the first 30-60 seconds, but after that it feels so luxurious. After washing off my skin looks and feels so clear. I use this mask about twice a week to pamper my skin! Not to mention that this mask alone is $51.00... and I paid $55.00 for all 5 products!
This is my first ever giveaway on the blog, and I'm really really excited! I will be giving away the Kaolin Clay Detoxifying Facial Mask (value $51.00 CAD). This giveaway is open worldwide. I will be purchasing the product from the website and shipping it straight to you from Michael Todd.
How to enter:
- Follow me on Instagram
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- Leave a comment on THIS POST with your Instagram name and what you're most excited about this fall!
- The giveaway will run until September 21st - a winner will be randomly chosen and announced in a new blog post titled "GIVEAWAY WINNTER" on September 22nd.
I hope you are all having a lovely September so far! Thank you so much for your love and support ♥
Take good care lovelies!