November Skincare Routine | Mary Kay Botanical Effects Skin Care
Time to share my latest skincare routine with you pretties and this time I had the chance to try out Mary Kay's latest skincare range, the Botanical Effects® Skin Care line. This latest addition to the Mary Kay family is an antioxidant-indused skincare which uses the benefits from Dragonfruit and Aloe Vera to nourish and give your skin some antioxidant-packed boost. Dragronfruit has very high antioxidant properties which can help fight skin damaging free radicals while the aloe vera content help maintain the skin’s moisture barrier and has high vitamin E content, a popular antioxidant in skin care.
The Botanical Effects® Skin Care line has 5 products which caters for your overall skincare regime. I have been using the whole lineup for the past month so here's my thoughts on it. First up, the Botanical Effects® Gel Cleanser (RM75) is a gel formulated cleanser that cleans deeply and effectively dissolves all traces of oil. I like the subtle fragrance in this cleanser and my personal preference for cleansers are actually gel formulated. It isn't too harsh on the skin and does not leave your skin feeling squeky dry after cleansing which is a good point. Just a tip, using cleanser that leave your skin feeling squeky clean isn't that good because you are actually over cleansing your face.
Roughly twice a week I will use the Botanical Effects® Exfoliating Scrub (RM75) after cleansing to help remove the dead skincells on my face. It helps to clear my pores as well and great for deep cleansing. I like how the little microbeads are not too harsh on my skin and it leaves my skin feeling really smooth after exfoliating.
After cleansing, I normally use a cotton pad to wipe away any traces of dirt with Botanical Effects® Toner (RM75). I have mixed feelings about this toner because it has a strong alcohol smell to it which I feel it can be rather harsh. However, it does its job well to prep my skin before moisturising but I wouldn't say it is one of the toners I would reach for.
During the day, I use both the Botanical Effects® Moisturizer (RM85) and Moisturizer SPF30 (RM65) which helps moisturize my skin plus giving me sun protection. It is very important to use good sun protection cream especially if you do not want to have dark spots. The Moisturizer has a gel-like consistency which absorbs quickly into the skin while the Moisturizer SPF30 has a creamy thicker consistency which takes slightly longer to absorb into the skin and has a white cast to it. Just make sure to properly massage it into your skin. I have combination skin and this moisturizer does not leave any greasy feeling to it which I liked.
Mary Kay Botanical Effects will be available through Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants (03-7711 7500) starting 1 st November 2016. For more information, follow Mary Kay on Facebook - Mary Kay Malaysia or Instagram - @MaryKayMySg