Monday, March 9, 2015

Elf's New Skincare Line! Review of Ingredients!

First off--I searched high and low for a GOOD review on these products before I purchased them. All I found were girls talking a bit about the product...never did I find a video/blog on WHY these items would work for anyone. I'm here to blow your minds with research! I'm not as educated on skincare as I'd like to be, but I have been doing quite a bit of research the past 2 years on what ingredients do what, how much percentage of an ingredient will be enough to show results, where ingredients come from etc. I want to know exactly what I'm putting onto my face and I want to know if a product is worth the hype/price. I'm not fond of just throwing money away to a high end/luxury company if the product isn't going to do a damn thing for me. I'd much rather spend that money on things like: Shoes, Purses, Jewelry, Clothes, More Makeup, Books, Electronic Devices and the like.  Don't get me wrong--I don't mind spending a small chunk of cash on something if it's tried and true for me! I have a deep and fond love for Elf Cosmetics and I'd rather NOT waste money playing a guessing game and having to watch videos of girls twisting their hair around their fingers while saying, "I like this product because...I didn't like this product because..." I don't care whether or not THEY like it. I just want to know the BENEFITS. PERIOD. That way I can discern if the product is right for ME. Sorry for the rant, but DAMN! I feel like some reviews aren't even really REVIEWS anymore...I try my best to be thorough when it comes to skincare because what may work for me may not work for someone else, and I'd hate to be the reason someone ended up with a product that they do not like.

**Disclaimer** I have not yet used these products. I will in about a half an hour, and while others will blog/review a product within the first week of it's use, it's NOT thorough. It takes a while to see results and even if a product works great within a week--it may take a turn for the worse by the end of a 4 week period.

So let's get down to business!

Here's the Lineup!


From Left to Right: Elf Daily Hydration Moisturizer, Elf Illuminating Eye Cream, Elf Nourishing Night Cream, Elf Soothing Serum.

So Let's Start With The Day Products in Order of Application:


Day Products: Apply the Soothing Serum first. Wait 3-5 minutes. Apply Daily Hydration moisturizer second. Wait 3-5 minutes. Apply Illuminating Eye Cream last. Hurrah, you're done!

Elf Soothing Serum: $12.00 1 oz.

From the Website:

Purified water and essential nutrients help lock in moisture to reduce the look of fine lines for glowing, healthy-looking skin.

This silky serum infused with skin norushing Jojoba, Aloe, and Vitamin E to sooth and protect the delicate skin area. It's also rich in antioxidants including Shea Butter and Grape. 

Ingredients:



Why Will This Product Work, and What Will It Do For My Skin? Meet The Key Players!

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil: This ingredient will improve dryness and skin texture. May not be best for those with oily skin.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: An emoillient and a moisturizer. Helps repair the skin and is wonderful for dark spots, sunburn, stretch marks. It's rich in vitamins such as A and E which help fight aging. Helps soothe skin irritations such as acne, eczema, keratosis pilaris, and psoriasis. Doesn't clog pores.

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil: Treats acne, tightens skin, improves dark circles under eyes, moisturizes and fights aging.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract: Soothes and heals skin, is an anti-inflamitory,  full of antioxidants, amino Acids and minerals.

Green Tea Extract: Reduces UV damage to skin, full of anti-oxidents and soothes skin.


To Sum It Up: I am more than excited to try this. I am 31 years of age and I just started REALLY taking better care of my skin about a year and a half ago. I will be using this combined with my Hyaluronic Acid Serum that I always rave about. I will be applying the hyaluronic acid serum first because it's a carrier. That means that when I apply the Elf Soothing Serum on top of it, the hyaluronic acid serum will carry all of the good stuff into my skin faster and deeper for optimal results. My face LOVES good stuff!

Elf Daily Hydration Moisturizer: $8.00 2.53 oz.


From the Website:

Purified water and essential nutrients help hydrate and nourish for glowing, healthy looking skin. This lightweight moisturizer is infused with skin nourishing Jojoba, Aloe, Vitamin E, and Cucumber to sooth and protect delicate skin. It's also rich in antioxidants such as Shea Butter, Grape, and Orange. 

 Ingredients:



Why Will This Product Work, and What Will It Do For My Skin? Meet The Key Players!

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil: This ingredient will improve dryness and skin texture. May not be best for those with oily skin.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract: Soothes and heals skin, is an anti-inflamitory,  full of antioxidants, amino Acids and minerals.

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil: Treats acne, tightens skin, improves dark circles under eyes, moisturizes and fights aging.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: An emoillient and a moisturizer. Helps repair the skin and is wonderful for dark spots, sunburn, stretch marks. It's rich in vitamins such as A and E which help fight aging. Helps soothe skin irritations such as acne, eczema, keratosis pilaris, and psoriasis. Doesn't clog pores.

Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract: Slows premature aging of the skin, anti-inflammatory, proven effective against Roseacea and strengthens capillaries.

Cucumis Sativus: amino acids, proteins, lipids, and Vitamin C that serves as an antioxidant that help soothe, calm skin irritation, and relieve puffy skin and serves as a conditioner for the skin.

Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract: Supplements Collagen, anti-bacterial, prevents fungus formation on the skin.

Saccharum Oficcinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract: Main source of Glycolic Acid which is Huuuuge in the world of anti-aging ingredients. It's an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) which are formerly known as main ingredients in skin resurfacing/light facial peels. (this means that it's a light exfoliant that will help clear the skin of dull and dead skin cells!) 

Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract: Another AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Gently removes dead skin cells to show radiant fresh ones, causing a "glow" on the skin.  Minimizes and repairs damage of the skin.

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract: Anti-inflammatory that's a natural source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C has anti-aging properties, helps collagen production, brightens the skin, fades skin discoloration.


To Sum It Up: I am absolutely THRILLED that this has AHA's for an amazing price! I just purchased a few products from Paula's Choice, because of the AHA's in them. Elf did not really say much about the fact that it has these in the product and they totally SHOULD! It's not only very popular right now, but it's an amazing selling point! This product will tighten and brighten my skin while protecting it from pollution and it even fights existing wrinkles as well as prevents them! How awesome is that!? Yeah, I can't wait to see how this stuff does! You get a great amount of product for the price too--I'm so stoked about this bottle!


Illuminating Eye Cream: $10.00 .49 oz.

From the Website:

Purified water and essential nutrients help hydrate and minimize the appearance of dark circles and puffiness for glowing, healthy looking skin.

Infused with nourishing Jojoba, Vitamin E, and Cucumber to soothe and protect the delicate skin area around the eyes. It's also rich in antioxidants Shea Butter and Green Tea.

Ingredients:



Why Will This Product Work, and What Will It Do For My Skin? Meet The Key Players!

Cucumis Sativus: amino acids, proteins, lipids, and Vitamin C that serves as an antioxidant that help soothe, calm skin irritation, and relieve puffy skin and serves as a conditioner for the skin.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: An emoillient and a moisturizer. Helps repair the skin and is wonderful for dark spots, sunburn, stretch marks. It's rich in vitamins such as A and E which help fight aging. Helps soothe skin irritations such as acne, eczema, keratosis pilaris, and psoriasis. Doesn't clog pores.

Green Tea Extract: Reduces UV damage to skin, full of anti-oxidents and soothes skin.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil: This ingredient will improve dryness and skin texture. May not be best for those with oily skin.

To Sum It Up: I've heard from a friend that this gets rid of dark circles. She's tried everything on the market at this point and nothing else has worked. This is absolutely something you should try if you have under eye issues. This is nice because it protects your skin from free radicals, gives your skin moisture, vitamin C and relieves puffiness. It also has a pretty neat "cooling" effect when you apply it. Neat!

Elf Nourishing Night Cream: $12.00 1.76 oz.



From the Website:

Purified water and essential nutrients help rehydrate and refresh skin overnight for glowing, healthy looking skin. Infused with skin-nourishing Jojoba, Aloe, Vitamin E, and cucumber to sooth and protect delicate skin. It's also rich in antioxidants such as Shea Butter, Orange, and Lemon.

Ingredients:



Why Will This Product Work, and What Will It Do For My Skin? Meet The Key Players!

Cucumis Sativus: amino acids, proteins, lipids, and Vitamin C that serves as an antioxidant that help soothe, calm skin irritation, and relieve puffy skin and serves as a conditioner for the skin.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil: This ingredient will improve dryness and skin texture. May not be best for those with oily skin.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: An emoillient and a moisturizer. Helps repair the skin and is wonderful for dark spots, sunburn, stretch marks. It's rich in vitamins such as A and E which help fight aging. Helps soothe skin irritations such as acne, eczema, keratosis pilaris, and psoriasis. Doesn't clog pores.

Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract: Supplements Collagen, anti-bacterial, prevents fungus formation on the skin.

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract: Anti-inflammatory that's a natural source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C has anti-aging properties, helps collagen production, brightens the skin, fades skin discoloration.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water: Soothes and heals skin, is an anti-inflamitory,  full of antioxidants, amino Acids and minerals. 

Saccharum Oficcinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract: Main source of Glycolic Acid which is Huuuuge in the world of anti-aging ingredients. It's an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) which are formerly known as main ingredients in skin resurfacing/light facial peels. (this means that it's a light exfoliant that will help clear the skin of dull and dead skin cells!) 

Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract: Another AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Gently removes dead skin cells to show radiant fresh ones, causing a "glow" on the skin.  Minimizes and repairs damage of the skin.

To Sum it Up: I'm just as excited to use this as I am with the Moisturizer! It has all of those amazing AHA's to lighten, tighten and brighten with all of the benefits of vitamin c for anti-aging!


I can't wait to post a thorough review for everyone! I was a bit late to purchase these, but after researching the ingredients, these are going to be amazing, and I want to share my results with you! Do any of you have these yet? Have you tried them? If so, what are your opinions of these products? Let me know what you think!
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