Sothys Spring Summer 2020 Collection – Été Balinais – Review & Swatching

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

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Today I have a review of some of the products in the new Sothys Spring 2020 Collection – Été Balinais! These are PR samples from Sothys and PozPub [info in italics taken from press release and from the Sothys website]

This season, Sothys whisks you off to Indonesia in search of the most beautiful islands. From Sumatra to Bali, discover our seven new favourites in vibrant sunny summer colours.

A harmony of Terracotta with pink and brown shades to give a vibrant, chic effect. A touch of glittering bronze for a radiant, sunny finish…enhanced with a bright, bold Fuchsia for fresh and vivid make-up.

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

The spring collection is comprised of seven new products – one Bronzing powder, one Illuminating powder for eyelids, complexion and decolleté, two sets of Smoky eye duo pencils with a eye contour and smoky eye pencil, two Rouges intenses lipsticks, and one Venis Sothys nail polish. Let’s take a look at what I received:

Illuminating Powder for eyelids, complexion and decolleté (#20 Bronze Sumatra)

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

Multi-purpose powder with a soft texture which allows you to adapt the coverage with no caking effect. Formula enriched with light-reflecting pearls for a luminous and radiant complexion and decolletage. Universal shade which adapts to all skin tones.

Sothys Bali2

This is a gorgeous illuminating / highlighting powder, very finely milled and silky to apply. The shade is rose gold in tone and can be used for both a subtle and a blinding look!

Smoky Eye Pencil Duos (#30 Brun and Kaki Suma, and #40 Bronze and Cuivré Lombok)

Eye contour pencil & Smoky eye pencil – A jumbo pencil for easy application, perfect coverage and long wear with a sparkly finish. A retractable eye contour pencil with a thin lead for a precise line and a matte finish for use as a khôl pencil.

Both colour duos are beautiful and can be worn for both a day look and a glam evening look, depending on application. These would be great for travel!

Rouges Intenses Satiny Lipstitck (#237 Fushia Jasmin, and #238 Brun Rosé Temple)

Creamy and gliding texture – Satin finish – Medium coverage – Nourishing effect – Softness on application and long wear.

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

I’ve raved about the beautiful texture of these lipsticks before – so smooth and highly pigmented! Both shades are long wearing – and I love both shades!

What do you think of this mini collection for spring – it launches on March 24th!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a PR package. However, my opinion is very much my own.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum Review

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Today I have a review of the Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum Jeunesse Corps that was sent to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub. This body serum won a 2019 Beauté Clin d’oeil award in the category of Body Care products! [info in italics taken from the PozPub press release, and the Sothys Canada website]

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

Your essential body routine! A melt-in formula with the appeal of a grapefruit scent combined with the efficiency of a serum to keep your body looking young.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

The skin is smoother, firmer, and visibly redensified. Younger-looking body that appears beautifully lifted. PROVEN EFFICIENCY! Visibly redensified skin: 16% after 28 days and 29% after 56 days!* For 89% of users**: This formula is a real youth serum for the body after 28 days **! A body that appears visibly younger, as though it had been lifted, a smoother and younger-looking décolleté, firmer arms **! * Ultrasound measurement performed on 18 women after 28 days and after 56 days of twice-daily use of Pro-youth body serum –Smoothness / firmness on the thighs. **Study conducted with 19 women who applied the Pro-youth body serum – Smoothness / firmness twice a day for 28 days. Result expressed in % of satisfaction.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

This is a luxurious body serum, the formulation is very rich, but it soaks into the skin fairly quickly, and keeps it hydrated all day. My skin feels super smooth and stays that way until the next day when I shower and re-apply!

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

The key active ingredients are: M 3.0 Peptides, Sacred Lotus Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, Hyaluronic Acid Substitute, Complex of Vitamins and Omegas 3, 6, and 9.

As for the firming claims, I’ve only used it two weeks thus far, so I can’t really comment on that aspect of the Pro-Youth Body Serum. I’ll try to update this post after a few more weeks of use.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

Have you tried this body serum?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this is a PR sample. However, my opinion is my own – based on my experience of using this product.

Sothys Detoxify – Energize Skincare Collection Review

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Today I’m reviewing three products from the new Detoxify – Energize  / Detox Energie Skincare Collection from Sothys, that was kindly gifted to me from the PR team PozPub / Sothys Canada. [info in italics taken from press release and Sothys website]

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

This collection aims to detox and protect the skin from pollution, which is a cause of premature aging on the skin. The Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize line was developed to make the skin more luminous, better oxygenated, and boosted, its youthful radiance restored.

There are five items in the Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize line:  Energizing Serum / Sérum énergisant intégral (depollute / oxygenate), Protective Depolluting Essence / Essence dépolluante protectrice (anti-pollution shield), Instant Energizing Corrector / Correcteur énergisant instantané (unify), Energizing Radiance Ampoules / Ampoules éclat énergisantes (smoothing), and Depolluting Youth Cream / Crème jeunesse dépolluante (rebalance the microbiome) .

I received the Energizing Serum, Protective Depolluting Essence and Instant Energizing Corrector and have been testing them out for a few weeks now. Let’s take a closer look at each one:

Energizing Serum / Sérum énergisant intégral:

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

This powerful detoxifying and energizing cocktail is an incredibly gentle and light-textured serum: the ideal boost to your skincare ritual. Skin regains its vitality and looks younger.

Key ingredients: Organic energizing Siberian ginseng root extract (Protects the cell to maintain good energy levels and boosts intracellular energy) and Organic elderberry extract – A complete active ingredient to protect against pollution 92%*. Anti-free radical. * Anti-pollution protection: 92% – in vitro testing of keratinocytes exposed to urban pollution.

This is a light, milky looking serum. It absorbs into my skin quickly and feels very gentle, but hydrating without feeling sticky or greasy. It is scented, but does not trigger a reaction for me.

Protective Depolluting Essence / Essence dépolluante protectrice:

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

To incorporate into your beauty ritual every day, and protect your skin’s youth. This formula works like a barrier against pollution. Its innovative dropper bottle provides just the right amount of protection, every day while enveloping the skin in an ultra-comfortable hydrating veil. * Depolluting = helps to limit damaged to the skin caused by pollution.

Key ingredients: Detoxifying peptides [Biomimetic design. 360°global antipollution (outdoor/ indoor/internal)], Organic energizing Siberian ginseng root extract and Organic elderberry extract.

In the morning, this is applied after your moisturizer, and in the evening, before applying moisturizer. This is a very watery essence, but it absorbs into the skin fairly quickly, leaving a very slight tacky finish at first (but the tackiness disappears quickly). This one is also scented – but again, does not trigger a reaction for me.

Instant Energizing Corrector / Correcteur énergisant instantané:

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

An incredible texture that transforms during application to adapt to all skin tones and skin types EE* cream contains encapsulated pigments to instantly target and correct any imperfections visible on the skin’s surface. * Energy Enhancer

Key Ingredients: Detoxifying peptides, Organic energizing Siberian ginseng root extract and Organic elderberry extract.

This one is very much a blurring and brightening product, and it makes my skin so glowy and radiant. You can use it one its own for makeup free days, or as a primer before makeup. This turned out to my my favourite of the three products, and I find myself only wearing foundation when I have client meetings, and the rest of the time just wearing this with under-eye concealer and a touch of setting powder – it makes my skin look so good!

Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize

Have you tried anything form the Sothys Detox Energie / Detoxify Energize line?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, these are PR samples, this is not a sponsored post.

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection Review

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Today I have a review of some of the products from the newly launched Sothys Fall Winter 2019 Collection: Bleu Envoûtant that was kindly sent to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub to test out. [info in italics taken from Press Release]

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection

A new, magnetic and daring collection for a luminous and sophisticated make-up look. This season, Sothys is revealing its secret and showcasing captivating and radiantly beautiful make-up! Seductive and mysterious woman chic!

There are six products in the Bleu Envoûtant Collection – Stylo Illuminator, Illuminating Powder, Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette, Intense Look Eye Pencil, Lip Duo Palette, and  Vernis Sothys Nail Lacquer. I received three items from the new collection: Stylo Illuminator, Illuminating Powder, Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette.

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection

Let’s take a closer look at them:

Stylo Illuminator

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Stylo Illumuminator

Fluid texture; radiant finish and natural coverage. A clever little product which is dabbed on to help revive complexion radiance. Enriched with light-reflecting mineral agents, this formula has an instant illuminating effect on the complexion. Complex of skincare ingredients (hyaluronic acid + silk tree bark extract + tetrapeptides) renowned for their anti-ageing and moisturizing actions.

It took several clicks of this illuminating pen to get the product to flow onto the brush tip. But once it worked, it was super easy to use and blend into the skin for a beautiful and subtle radiant finish. (The swatch above was not blended out)

Illuminating Powder for Eyelids, Face and Décolleté in 10 Beige Éclatant

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Illuminating Powder 10 Beige Éclatant

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Illuminating Powder 10 Beige Éclatant

Multi-purpose powder. Soft texture which allows you to adapt the coverage with no caking effect. Formula enriched with light reflecting pearls for a luminous and radiant complexion and décolletage. Universal shade which adapts to all skin tones.

This is such a beautiful illuminating / highlighting powder – it gives the skin such a beautiful and luminous glow without being glittery. The powder is so finely milled and silky on the skin.

Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette in 50 Harmonie de tons Smoky

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 50 Harmonie de Tons Smoky

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 50 Harmonie de Tons Smoky

 

Dress up your eyes with four new shades of Ombre Sothys, to easily create the simplest of sophisticated make-up. Four new complimentary shades: to be used separately or in harmony, wet or dry. Long-lasting and comfortable textures; iridescent and matte finish; buildable coverage.

These shadows swatches above were done on primer. The blue shade is so difficult to capture, but it is quite striking when the light hits it! Out of the four shades, one has a matte finish (top left shadow – mauve-taupe), and the other three have an iridescent finish (top right – gold, bottom left – deep blue, and bottom right – smoky grey). The can be applied dry for a more subtle effect, or wet to really bring out the drama! Very finely milled, buildable and blendable shades.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples gifted to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub.

Sothys Summer Chill Spring-Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

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I was recently sent a few PR package with products from the new Summer Chill collection, from Sothys / PozPub. [info in italics taken from the Spring-Summer Makeup Collection press release, first photo taken from Sothys website]

The new Spring-Summer makeup collection inspired by chic, ethnic style, is an invitation to travel, to unwind and to relax.  […] Fresh and vibrant tones Fushia and poppy embellished with luminous nude colours for a chic and cool summer collection. 

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

The seven piece collection contains a matte bronzing powder (Terre Lointaine), a radiant blush (Rose d’été), an eyeshadow palette (Harmonie de tons “Nude”), a matte contour lip pencil (Teint Universelle), two Lipstick Pencils (Fushia Fauve and Rouge Orangé) and a nail polish (Fushia Fauve). I received five products from this collection. Let’s take a look:

The Eyeshadow Palette Harmonie de tons “Nude” contains four taupe / mauve toned nude shades with an iridescent finish.

This palette is beautiful, it has a matte black magnetic case. The shadows all have a pearly finish, and the colours all work together.

The shadows are soft and buttery, quite pigmented for nude tones. I can see this palette working for a wide range of skin tones. Very wearable colours.

The matte Contour Lip Pencil in Teint Universelle (Universal Shade) is a lip pencil that  can work with all lipstick shades. It can be used on its own as well.

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 40 harmonie de tons nude

The lip pencil is long wearing and pigmented, surprisingly comfortable on the lips.

The Lipstick Pencil in shades Fushia Fauve and Rouge Orangé with shea butter, brown algae extract and castor oil (for hydration, plumping and shine).

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Lipstick Pencil in Rouge Orangé and Fushia Fauve

I really love these lipsticks, very comfortable, pigmented and long wearing. The colours are so bright and juicy!

The Nail Polish in the shade Fushia Fauve with vitamins B5, C and E, as well as sweet almond oil for for protecting and nourishing the nails.

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Nail Polish Fushia Fauve

This polish is super shiny, and bright. I love the pop of colour! I can see myself wearing this polish a lot.

What do you think of this makeup collection?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples, however my opinion is based on my experience with the products.

Sothys Hydra3HA Hyaluronic Acid Discovery Kit Review

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I received the Hydra3HA Discovery kit from Sothys Canada / PozPub to test out. Our weather has been super cold so my skin needs a little extra hydration so I was excited to try out this hyaluronic acid based kit.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit

The Hydra3HA Hyaluronic Acid Discovery Kit contains three products formulated with triple hyaluronic acid: the Hydrating Youth Cream, the Hydrating Comfort Youth Cream and the Hydra-Smoothing Mask. [info in italics taken from their press release and from the Sothys website]

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit

 

Well-moisturized skin appears visibly younger and stands up better to the test of time. Driven by the latest in advance research discoveries on its exclusive active ingredient, 1055 boletus extract, Sothys is now renewing its hydration programme with a triple hyaluronic acid.

Goal number one: To immediately restore moisture and protect the skin on a daily basis.

The Hydrating Youth Cream comes in two different textures: the Hydrating Youth Cream (light emulsion, for normal to combination skin) and the Hydrating Comfort Youth Cream (creamy balm, for normal to dry skin). Result: +53% hydration after 3 hours.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit - Hydrating Youth Cream

My skin ranges from normal to dry, especially in the winter time, but I decided to test both of the Hydrating Youth Creams out, for several weeks now, and they are super hydrating.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit - Hydrating Comfort Youth Cream

I especially like using the lighter Youth Cream in the mornings, under foundation and the balmier Comfort Youth Cream at night. Both play nicely with make-up though, for me it all depends on how much hydration my skin needs on any given day based on how cold the weather is.

Hydra-Smoothing Mask: This creamy mask instantly envelops the skin with softness upon application. The skin is hydrated, smoother, rejuvenated. Result: +60% hydration, and +30% smoothing.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit - Hydra-smoothing Mask

I love hydrating masks, you can either wash it off after 15 to 20 minutes, or let it soak into the skin for a super hydration boost. Especially great for the winter weather!

Here’s a little info on the actives (triple Hyaluronic Acids):

1055 Boletus Extract: An exclusive, patented active ingredient from Sothys Advanced Research. Hyaluronic acid booster. Action on the barrier function. Action on moisture flow. Pro-youthfulness action. HPM Hyaluronic Acid in Patch Form + “Quenching” Active Ingredients: Surface action to form a protective film and progressively release the essential components of the NMF. HPM Hyaluronic Acid in Free Form: Selected for its surface protecting and water retaining action.

Sothys Hydra3HA Discovery Kit

As with all Sothys products, they are more scented than I prefer. This line is described as having a floral, aquatic, musky scent. I personally don’t smell any musk (thankfully, I’m not a fan of musky scents). The scent isn’t long lasting and it doesn’t trigger a reaction for me.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this post contains PR samples, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience of using these products.

 

 

 

Sothys Echappée Parisienne Fall / Winter Makeup Collection

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Today I’m showing you a few things from the latest makeup collection from Sothys that PozPub sent to me to try out. I received two lipsticks and a liquid liner from their newly launched fall /winter collection titled Echappée Parisienne. The Sothys Fall / Winter Collection is a glamorous and elegant makeup collection, inspired by Paris.

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

The packaging for both lipsticks is beautiful, a shiny, lacquer type finish that makes it so hard to photograph!

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

Rouge Intense 236 Bois de Rose Vaugirard (Rosewood) Satin Finish

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

This is a satin finish lipstick, feels very much like a Bite Beauty lipstick in terms of creaminess. I’ve been wearing this one a lot, it is a beautiful and wearable shade. This is a perfect rosy nude type shade.

Rouge Mat 340 Prune République (Plum) Velvet matte Finish

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

I have to say that the Rouge Mat Velvet lipsticks are one of the most comfortable matte lipsticks that I’ve ever worn. I really like the shade for days when I want a bolder lip. It is long wearing and highly pigmented.

Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection - Calligraphy Liner

This is a smudgeproof liquid liner. Once it dries, it does not budge until you remove it! I like the brush tip, it makes it easy to do both fine and thicker lines. A perfect black liquid liner!

Sothys Liner4

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples, however my opinion is my own and based on my own experience of using these products.

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream Review

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

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The weather here in Montreal has been cold, cold, cold! And my skin is not happy, it is drier than normal. When PozPub reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out the Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream, I (of course) said yes!  [info in italics taken from Sothys website]

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

Night after night, this concentration of technology with a pleasant fragrance acts deep inside the skin to help it erase the visible signs of daytime damage caused by the environment.

Stabilized Vitamin C – To stimulate cellular activity and visibly reduce the signs of ageing

Detoxifying Complex: Shea Polyphenols and Yeast Extract – To boost the body’s detoxification systems

Extract of Nasturtium rich in A-Glucans – To revive cells through the optimal use of oxygen

Benefits: The skin is smoother as you sleep, and in the morning, appears uncreased and luminous. Wrinkles are smoothed, signs of fatigue seem to be reduce. Youthful radiance appears revived.

After doing my usual skin patch tests on my wrist, and then on my neck or chest, I began using the nOctuelle Detox Cream at night.

I feel that Sothys really shines in their anti-ageing formulations. Your skin will look and feel different when you wake up after using this overnight detox cream. It hydrates and brightens while you sleep.

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

The packaging is heavy plastic, and comes with a little spatula for application.

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

As with all Sothys skincare that I’ve tried thus far, I find that it is a little more scented than I prefer, but it doesn’t trigger a reaction, and then scent fades quickly as the cream sinks into my skin.

Sothys nOctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this is a PR sample. However my love of skincare and my opinions are entirely my own.

Kariderm Moisturizing Face Cream Review

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

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Today I have a review of another product from Quebec based company Kariderm – if you remember, I reviewed (and loved) their Restorative Hair Mask. When PozPub reached out and asked me if I wanted to try out the Moisturizing Face Cream, I immediately said yes! Thank you PozPub and Kariderm! [info in italics taken from the Kariderm website]

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

A little bit of background on Kariderm:

Founded in 1998, Flash Beauté Inc. conceives, manufactures and distributes the KARIDERM products, maintaining its leader position in its domain: natural personal care products made with shea butter.

In order to reach this target, we have established a tight partnership with a women cooperative of shea butter producers in Burkina Faso, the Songtaaba Association or ASY.

In this context, our personal commitment during several trips on the field enabled us to define several cooperation and assistance projects targeting not only the quality and market image of shea butter, but mostly the working conditions of women, their incomes and self-development perspectives.

How beautiful is that? A company that gives back!

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

Now onto the Moisturizing Protective Cream:

The KARIDERM Moisturizing Protective Cream with shea butter, replenishes moisture to deeply condition the skin for the entire day. Easily absorbed thanks to its light texture, it rapidly softens, nourishes and protects the skin, allowing a natural and enhanced radiance.

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

 

My skin LOVES shea butter. This facial cream is super hydrating but very light. It can be used as either a day or a night cream (or both). It is the type of face cream that works for all skin types (unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to one of the ingredients):

INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Cera Alba, Xanthan Gum, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Phytate, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol

Kariderm Moisturizing Protective Cream

 

The cream has an almost watery texture and absorbs into the skin very quickly. It works well with facial oils and serums. As an added plus, the Moisturizing Protective Cream also plays nicely with makeup (whether full foundation, concealer, powder, or just with concealer and powder).

I’ll be taking a short break next week for the holidays, but I’ll be back on the 26th with a new review.

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Disclosure: PR sample, thanks Kariderm / PozPub, however, my opinion is based on my experience of using this product.