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Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

The Foreo Luna fofo is a travel friendly silicone facial cleansing brush similar to a Clarisonic. I was lucky enough to get this ultra-hygienic device before the official launch date to test it out. The Foreo Luna fofo retails for $119 CAD and features T-Sonic™ pulsations for […]

FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Off Coupon Code

FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Off Coupon Code

The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription box of beauty, fashion, and fitness products. Each season they send you a box of goodies that is worth over $300! They are full sized products and not cheap sample sizes. The products are tailored to your preferences […]

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

I come from a long line of sun spot avoiders. In my 20s, I never had a skincare routine that I followed religiously. It wasn’t until I hit my 30s that I really used sunscreen (by the way you definitely should – just like eye cream)! So while my friends were bathing in the sun or seeking that golden glow with self tanners I was looking for brightening miracles. Something that would melt away age.

 

Aging is a bitch (even more annoying than my noisy next door neighbor). I love a good sheet mask like the girl next door. However not all sheet masks are made equal. Some sheets allow ingredients to penetrate the skin deeper and better and prevents evaporation. Other serum-soaked sheet masks promises dewy skin. That’s why I’ve been a fan of Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask from the jump! Why it’s taken me this long to write a review, beats me! – secretly I want to keep this secret, well, a secret.

 

If you haven’t guessed by now, Sulwhasoo is a Korean skincare brand. Their First Care Activating Serum has been ranked No. 1 serum in Korea for 20 consecutive years! So you can imagine the efficacy of Sulwahsoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask. The product design is minimalist. Each box comes with ten individual masks.

 

Formulation: Each mask is fermented in white ginseng through a 2 week process. It brings immediate brightening results. The advanced bio-cellulose formulation is said to minimize age spots and help improve collagen regeneration. I use it after my nightly skincare routine: after serum. It left my skin plump and hydrated.

 

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review HelloNance Canada Beauty BLOG
Application:  Sulwahsoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask has a jelly like texture. It is packaged in between two mesh films. On the back of each mask, there is an easy to follow instructions with illustrations. Carefully unfold the mask and remove one side of the mesh film – if you don’t you’ll probably start to wonder why it feels so funny and coarse on your face! Place the jelly mask on your face. The jelly should hug your face, reassuring you that she’s got you covered! The masks is cool and soothing and stays on firmly. Once the mask is on, you can remove the other side of the mesh film (optional). I leave the mask for 20 to 30 mins. Sometimes for as long as an episode of Game of Thrones or C-drama.

 

Results: My skin was plump and hydrated after I removed the mask. While my face felt refreshed and softened, the mask itself was not dry unlike other paper sheet masks. There was even excess serum left as I pulled away the mask. I patted the remaining liquid miracle into my skin. Not one drop is to be wasted. After a few uses (followed by a restful, uninterrupted sleep) my skin was glowing – brightened and a bit softer.

 

A box of Sulwhasoo is expensive. It costs CAD $180 per box. That is $18 per sheet mask. Others average half the price. Dr Jart+ for example costs CAD $9. Although it pricey, I feel the results warrant the sticker price.

 

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RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style recently launched their Spring 2018 California Edition. Now that the days are getting longer and warmer it’s time to update our wardrobe with glamorous finds! I love this subscription box curated for the busy modern woman! I love the trendy […]

Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

I love online shopping. I used to share my beauty and deals scavenged on Friday Finds on another website a run called NOMSS. But since HelloNance is more beauty and lifestyle focused I thought I should share my purchases here instead. I always tell my […]

REN SKINCARE | PERFECT CANVAS PRIMER

REN SKINCARE | PERFECT CANVAS PRIMER

REN SKINCARE PRIMER PERFECT CANVAS HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOG

REN Skincare introduced a silicone free primer! There is a lot that I like about this clean skincare line and the NEW Perfect Canvas Silicone Free Skin Finishing Serum is my newest makeup addiction. There is so much though from the name to the packaging to how it feels on my skin! My skin feels like it can breathe. So you have to imagine how excited I was when the mailman dropped off the parcel from REN.

REN SKINCARE PRIMER PERFECT CANVAS HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOG

Normally I’m not a big fan of primers mainly because the ones I’ve used before are tacky and don’t really do their job. The Perfect Canvas is different. It glides on smooth and silky. It melts into my skin. It does not stick to my fingers. It is not thick and gummy yet it grips my foundation giving me a flawless complexion that lasts for hours! It simply enhances my makeup and improves my skin at the same time. I guess that is why they call it a “serum” instead of a “primer”.

 

REN SKINCARE PRIMER PERFECT CANVAS HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOG

REN Skincare – Perfect Canvas $55 is a light textured serum. It is made with naturally derived bio-activities (Probiotic Extract for good skin structure – boosting production of essential proteins and enzymes, Alpha-Glucans to keep skin healthy, Agave Extract to naturally prime the skin).

 

WHEN: use 2-3 drops after moisturizer / first step before makeup

PROS:

  • Moisture balance is restored
  • Skin is smooth and plumped
  • Lifts, tightens and fills using natural sugars
  • Stimulates internal skin structure
  • Boosts skin’s immune system – less breakouts.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Aqua (Water), Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Maltose, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Parfum* (Fragrance), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Glucose, Limonene, Linalool

* 100% Natural Fragrance – Parfum 100% Naturel

Ren recommends that you try it for 14 days for best results. After 28 days, 93% of users said their complexion appears healthier.

 

 

I love this liquid serum so much I bought an extra bottle just to carry in my makeup bag. I’m just so excited to find a skincare / makeup product that makes me so happy without makeup. As a new mom sometimes I just don’t have time. But having great smooth skin is better than wearing any makeup! Am I right?!

 

 

It is available at REN SKINCARE.

You can SAVE 20% OFF by using our unique promo code “NOMSS” at checkout.

 

 

Also, they now ship FREE to Canada on orders over $100! Yay!

 

 

NEW Evercalm Mask

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BIOSSANCE | Plant Based Natural Skincare Review

BIOSSANCE | Plant Based Natural Skincare Review

I haven’t been tinkering with natural skincare for a long time. The idea of a skincare line without the harmful chemicals is lovely though. Who doesn’t want glowing skin? That’s why we are all on this never ending journey to find the holy grail of […]

LANEIGE | Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence

LANEIGE | Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence

I probably have half a dozen different skincare products in my medicine cabinet. Lately I’ve been trying real hard to finish one bottle before opening another. Finally I was able to try the new Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence from LANEIGE. I’ve enjoyed this Korean beauty brand […]

REN SKINCARE | ATLANTIC KELP & MAGNESIUM BODY RANGE

REN SKINCARE | ATLANTIC KELP & MAGNESIUM BODY RANGE

REN SKINCARE KELP MAGNESIUM SKINCARE BEAUTY HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

REN SKINCARE KELP MAGNESIUM SKINCARE BEAUTY HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

I have been using REN SKINCARE for some time now. Even before I was pregnant. I like that they use 100% plant and mineral actives which works in harmony with your skin.  As a new Mom-to-be, choosing beauty and skincare products free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colors, T.E.A, D.E.A, Glycols silicones, Phthalates, PEGS, etc. is very important. Recently REN launched a new line of body products that uses Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium to revitalize, re-energizes and detoxifies the cells in the body!

 

REN SKINCARE KELP MAGNESIUM SKINCARE BEAUTY HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

In this new line, REN has added the benefits of Atlantic seaweed and sea kelp to provide an instant boost of hydration and energy. A day long of energy is a bit of a stretch but I do enjoy the pleasurable fragrance as a jolt of aromatherapy in my morning shower using the Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash.

  • Kelp – Harvested from the Atlantic, it’s a rich source of both magnesium and calcium. It will hydrate your skin, covering it in a protective barrier to lock in moisture all day long.
  • Magnesium – Magnesium is essential to support the natural functions of the body. Boosting cell energy levels, combating fatigue as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. It is a mineral that is easily absorbed into the skin.
  • Algae – Sustainably sourced from Germany, Algae destresses the skin, supporting your natural sleep rhythm so your skin heals faster.

 

I love getting my hubby to massage my shoulders and back with the Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Salt Anti-Fatigue Body Scrub before slipping into a nice warm bath. It is particularly efficacious since I have had to sleep on my side now that my 35 week baby belly is the size of a watermelon. My shoulders hurt and my back is sore. The oils from the body scrub would melt instantly moisturizing the body.

 

 

REN SKINCARE KELP MAGNESIUM SKINCARE BEAUTY HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

And if you have office hands – you know that dry feeling of using too much industrial grade soap and being in the A/C for too long? Then REN’s new Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Energising Hand Wash and Hand Cream works wonders. It leaves my hands soft for hours and has that fresh awakening scent (that is very mild).

 

REN SKINCARE KELP MAGNESIUM SKINCARE BEAUTY HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

 

REN SKINCARE KELP MAGNESIUM SKINCARE BEAUTY HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

 

The Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Body Range comes in a range of body care products:

 

It is available at REN SKINCARE.

You can SAVE 20% OFF by using our unique promo code “NOMSS” at checkout.

 

 

Also, they now ship FREE to Canada on orders over $100! Yay!

 

 

NEW Evercalm Mask

Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links and/or products submitted to HelloNance for editorial consideration. To find out more, please visit our About/Disclaimer page.

 

 

 

SkinCeuticals Review | Hydrating B5 Gel and More

SkinCeuticals Review | Hydrating B5 Gel and More

You probably know that I’ve been madly in love with SkinCeuticals products, if you’ve been following me on my Instagram feed. I’ve recently introduced the Hydrating B5 Gel and a few other moisturizing products into my Asian skincare routine and found it working best with my Normal-Dry […]