$$$ Skin Moisturizer? Rico Beauty Essentials

Hello Lovelies,

I’m sure we can all agree that when it comes to skincare, we are willing to go above and beyond to get that perfect, glowing; Instagram-able skin. I recently got to try a skin moisturizer for Rico Beauty Essentials, and I have to admit I was super intrigued by the skin benefits it had to offer. No doubt I have tried plenty of moisturizers ranging from luxury to drugstore, and I can say while some did work for me, there were more that didn’t. Rico beauty essentials is not your typical overly hyped product, but the big question, does it work?

Rico beauty essentials can be found Amazon, which made me a little apprehensive to try, so I had to do some research before testing the product, but if it’s one thing I learned the best products are of Indie brands. Before we get into the review, here’s a little info on the product. The Rico beauty essentials retinol moisturizer, is designed to stimulate production of new skin cells, it helps fade dark marks caused by hyperpigmentation. This retinol moisturizer contains Hyaluronic acid, organic Aloe Vera, Green tea, Vitamin E, and Jojoba oil. As for the price, it’s under $20, so this is definitely a deal $$$.

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After my routine facial cleansing, I use this moisturizer day and night for about a month, and I can say the effect of the green tea is a plus. While the moisturizer has a list of organic ingredients, the green tea and hyaluronic acid, is felt the most. I say these to particular ingredients, because through this entire process, my skin feels plumper, and the hyperpigmentation of my scars is fading. This cream is light texture and absorbs into the skin, rather than sit on the dermis. Immediately you feel the botanicals working within the skin cells, when applied to the skin, and no there is no greasiness when applying the cream. The cream comes in a 1.7 fl.oz container, so you get a good amount of product, a little goes a long way. My skin after a month of using this feels brighter, my scars have faded and also just an overall healthier feeling.

This moisturizer is completely worth the $$. The difference in my skin has completely benefited from this cream, and I see a total difference in texture. Is it worth the money? I would say $20 can seem like a lot to some people, I will say this, it does work, so If you were to buy It you’ll be getting your money’s worth.  

Thanks for reading my review, tell me if you are a skincare junkie in the comments, would you be interested in using this moisturizer? Be sure to Like & Comment your fave skincare brand.



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Skincare with MD Complete Skincare

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Hi Loves! Let’s talk skincare! I really have lost count of how many bloggers, & social influencers I stalk, I mean follow, on Instagram just to take notes of what products work for them. Skincare is something that I take serious, especially since there’s no time clock to stop from aging, just to think that all I would do was throw water on my face and call it a day……but now my skincare routine is just as long as my makeup routine + getting dressed combined. Skincare 101 skincare routines consists of a cleanser, moisturizer, serum, skin balm, toner, night time facial mask, your first born, nondisclosure agreement….just kidding, but routines consist of half of these steps to get the job done. Today I want to share a 3 step skin system that has been super beneficial to my skin routine.

I heard about Md Skincare Complete skincare by Brian Zelickson, about maybe a year ago, through social media, and most recently got the opportunity to try some of their acne fighting products. When it comes to acne fighting products, with so many skincare brands, it starts to feel like if you’ve tried one, you’ve tried’em all. The overwhelming feeling I get when I’m going back and forth between products, comparing ingredients (& prices) this is time consuming, and wind up going over the budget. I have 100% combination skin plus active psoriasis, shopping for 1 skin issue is hard enough, having to find products for oily/dry skin, plus constant sensitive skin, can be draining. I have found something that works for my skin, and not stop after only a few uses ( know what I mean Okkur)!

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The Md complete skincare acne fighting system, comes with a cleanser, moisturizer, and facial serum, all infused with Vitamin C + E, Retinol & BPO ( natural ingredients to fight against acne). For any starting routine, washing your face is important, If it’s one thing I make sure I do every day is wash my face. The Clarifying Cleanser is the starting step to clear skin. The clarifying cleanser is a light a cleanser infused with Salicylic Acid and natural botanicals that cleanses oil/dirt out of my pores. COME THRUUU skincare goals, I have been using this cleanser for a while now, and all my skin probs have been answered. The cleanser is super potent, the application is really consistent, it is not as sudsy as other gel cleansers, it performs as a natural gel. After the wash, my skin feels free of oils and a days worth of makeup ( you guys know the process). 

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After cleansing the skin, I use the MD Complete breakout treatment, which is a light moisturizer, that prevents breakouts & hydrates the skin. The breakout treatment helps to restore + replenish the skin for a smoother, healthier, complexion. 

The last step in the acne clearing system is the Vitamin C healthy complexion serum. This retinol infused serum, helps to tone, tighten, and yes…. clear dark scaring. This serum is to be used both night and day ( after washing your face, of course) packed with all Vitamins A, B, C, + E to help prevent future acne, tighten pores, as well as giving the appearance of matte skin. The consistency of the serum does have a sticky texture, but that’s the active ingredient of Vitamin C. 

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Oh! after the final step, there is a final, final step, which includes a probiotic supplement drink. MD skincare healthy skin probiotic, is a supplement infused with niacin ( fancy word for Vitamin B) that is a internal supplement that targets stress levels….I mean, what? As you know stress, plays a big part in acne, and this probiotic ( may I add it taste like berries) restores the balance of your nutrition; & supports complexion. My skin consumes this product line so much; I already can tell the difference in my skin, and overall health completely. After the time of using all the products, my skin feels lighter; and the acne scarring is slowly, but surely disappearing. 

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This skincare system is so great to use, and with the dry, hot weather of the summer, this is the best time to have that great matte skin, I mentioned. MD Complete skincare range in anti aging as well. Get 15% OFF your first order, and save some shmoney Click the link below for your discount code —15% OFF

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VP | #HAIRGOALS

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Hair changes!! Everyone has experienced going short, dying it, the BIG CHOP! I can say that keeping your hair healthy is just as much of a routine as skincare. How many times have you searched google for ” How to get longer Hair?” or ” Best hair remedies?” I can say I type these searches in countless of times, and while there are truths behind some remedies, some remain a myth. The one remedy that does my hair justice every single time is the massaging treatment. 

Massaging, is the method of allowing blood flow to your scalp while also stimulation for new growth. I have talked about my hair scares, and damage for the past 4 years, and still in the process of growing, my hair has finally been restored to its natural state, healthy and new. For the years of dedication to get back my healthy hair I have been using Biotin, numerous oils, and my Groove massaging brush for stimulation. 

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The Groove Scalp Massaging Brush

Vanity Planet sent me the Groove Scalp Massaging brush to review, I have to say receiving any product from Vanity Planet is exciting, but this particular product I was anxious about trying. Here are my thoughts!

The Groove Scalp Massaging brush, is a water resistant scalp cleanser that relieves hair of dead skin cells and rejuvenates the scalp to promote healthy hair growth. The scalp massaging brush have an option to vibrate, while massaging, or you can leave it off, but the vibrating motion, allows blood flow and really gives your scalp a deep cleanse. Because of its water resistance, this allows you to use this scalp brush in the shower, the rubber bristles allows to remove gross dirt & oil, all while opening your pores, for fresh; new hair. 

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I hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to “Like” this post, and let me know in the comments if you love Vanity Planet. What’s your favorite hair care product?

This post is sponsored by Vanity Planet. All opinions are my own

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Aquation Skincare| Review

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Hi Loves,

So I’ve partnered with Aquation x BrandBacker, to review the Aquation Hydro Balancing Skincare Collection. The Hydro Balancing, is a natural moisturizer that helps hydrate skin, enriching the skin with hyaluronic acids (and more big, health words). When trying the skincare line, all I could think about was my up & down skin with the change of every season.

(The skincare Line comes with 3 moisturizers: Cleanser, Moisturizer, & Lotion)

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Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser-

I Love Cetaphil, and the consistency of not being so sudsy (if thats a word) and being more medicated than anything, that’s what the Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser acted as. The Cleanser didn’t have much of a smell, unless Medicated is a smell. I love that I didn’t need much to cover my entire face, and even using this as a shower gel worked well. I really liked using this cleanser, it wasn’t harsh on my skin, and I’ve been using it for a little over a week now, and it gives me better and better results.

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I use the Moisturizing Cream on my face, after washing w/ the Aquation Cleanser. The moisturizer is very smooth & soothing on my skin. My skin is known for being troublesome, especially in the summer.

Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion-

I really can’t use alot of lotion, especially scented ones, so bath & body work and Victoria Secret is OUT! *insert dramatic music.*  This lotion is so soothing against my skin, after a long day, or shower, this lotion works wonders for me. Applying the lotion while my skin is still damp, allows for better results, and allows me to spread it everywhere evenly.

Overall the products were amazing, I loved that it didn’t have a ton of toxins in the ingredients. You can find this product at your local Walmart. Have you tried the Aquation Skin Line? Tell me in the comments, & be sure to “Like” this post.

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