Sep 15, 2010

Estee Lauder Good Skin and Grassroots

It seems the original Good Skin and Grassroots products launched by Estee Lauder's Beauty Bank division and sold exclusively in Kohl's stores has been discontinued in favor of a few new products. Good Skin is the Clinique equivalent at Kohl's and offered a variety of really amazing products. Grassroots is the Origins or Aveda version offering more natural sounding products.

While it was a great idea for Estee Lauder to offer many amazing and affordable products in a store such as Kohl's the displays are often not tidy and the products are difficult to get out of the displays. Overall the appeal of the beauty department at Kohl's is not ideal because it isn't kept neat and clean. Perhaps this turned some customers off who are more use to the elegant displays at higher-end department stores.

Sep 1, 2010

Yves Rocher Serum Vegetal 3 Plumping Force Day Cream

Yves Rocher has been updating a lot of their product lines; one of their newest product lines to be updated is their Serum Vegetal line. Available in a variety day or night creams these products are designed to help the skin with wrinkles, radiance, and firmness.

Yves Rocher Serum Vegetal 3 Plumping Force Day Cream is slightly thick, but spreads extremely well. I found that while very pleasant, the scent is slightly strong. And while it does seem to absorb pretty well, it does seem to leave the skin just slightly greasy and may be best suited to those with drier skin types.

According to Yves Rocher this product: "Fills in pronounced wrinkles, Restores bounce to skin, Moisturizes and protects skin."

Available from Yves Rocher's website, catalog, or Yves Rocher stores, an elegant jar of this cream retails for $46.00 for 1.7 ounces.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Lentius Edodes Extract, Dimithicone, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water, Cetyl ALcohol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sodium Mannuronate Methylsilanol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrolyzed Pectin, Talc, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Acacia Senegal Gum, Mangifferin, Butylene GLycol, Parfum/Fragrance. Glyceryl Stearate, Ethyl Linoleate, Methylparaben, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Ethylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylparaben, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene GLycol, CI 17200 (Red 33).