Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Cardea Luxe Travel Skin Care Kit and Clarity Clear Skin Cleanser Giveaway

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the products and giveaway. This post is written with my honest opinion.

I am fortunate to work with Cardea Luxe.

They were kind enough to send me a travel skin care kit with their most popular products. Before I review the products, let me tell you about the bag.
Here's a closer look at the bag.
Here's a closer look inside the bag.
Here's a closer look at the zipper and stitches.

Now for the products....
Product Review: Cardea Luxe Clarity clear Skin Cleanser

Where to purchase: online at cardealuxe.com
Price: $12.99 for 1 fl oz/ 30 mL

Made in USA

Description from the website: \Antioxidant cleanser organically formulated with Vitamin C, Aloe Vera and high percentages of botanical ingredients. Provides antioxidant protection from free radical damage, while gently cleansing the skin. Removes dirt and excess oil to unclog pores, calm, soothe and visibly repair damaged skin. Penetrates active ingredients deep into the dermis to combat hyperpigmenation, improves texture and the appearance of fine lines. Sulfate free, sugar based cleanser gentle enough to support twice a day washing, and potent enough to garner results.
Ingredients:
Click on the picture to see the original size.
Thoughts: I'm excited to try all the products out including this cleanser.
Here's a closer look at the opening.
Here's a swatch of the product on a cotton pad.

Product Review: Cardea Luxe Purity Witch Hazel Toner

Where to purchase: online at cardealuxe.com
Price: $12.99 for 1 fl oz/ 30 mL

Made in USA

Description from the website: A toner rich in antioxidant ingredients such as Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Aloe and Green Tea that effectively fight free radicals to rejuvenate the skin for a natural healthy glow. Reverses pollution-related skin imperfections, reduces excess oil and dulling skin while purifying and minimizing the appearance of pores. Skin grows stronger and more resilient creating bright, smooth and even-toned skin. Non-drying, formulated to be used daily for optimal results. Safe and effective for all skin types. Purity Toner is made with the highest percentage of actives as possible.
Ingredients:
Click on the picture to see the original size.
Thoughts: Here's another product I am excited about.
Here's a closer look at the spray.
Here's a swatch of the product on the cotton pad.

Product Review: Cardea Luxe Radiance Anti Aging Moisturizer

Where to purchase: online at cardealuxe.com
Price: $12.99 for 20 mL

Made in USA

Description from the website: Display the radiance of your soul as you naturally nourish the renewal process of your skin. Expertly combined with cutting edge peptides of Matrixyl 3000, Tripeptide-5 with an ocean based Retinol, botanical actives, pure plant oils, organic vitamins and minerals. The combined effect will activate deep cellular rejuvenation, boost collagen, repair wrinkles, increase firmness and elasticity.
Thoughts: Out of the three, I was most excited to try this product.
Here's the opening of the tub.
Here's a swatch of the product on my hand.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, all three products have slight scent. They're so light that it's not overwhelming. The cleanser and moisturizer scent are similar but not alike. They smell more like plant than anything else, whereas, the toner has a mint-like scent (doesn't have a tingling sensation you get from mint). I just sniffed all three and they smell how it's applied. Secondly, I like the packaging from the products to the bag. Before I talk more about the products, let me tell you about the bag. It's extremely well-made. It's sturdy. The outside is made out of thick vinyl-like material. Even though the bag's color is whitish-cream, I cannot see it stain. Most products will fall of the material like how rain bounces off rain coat if that makes sense. Of course with time, the color will change but that isn't anytime soon. Not only that, the stitches are well-made and there's no loose thread. The zipper is nice as well. It doesn't get tangle and it slides really well. The inside has thick cream-ish color. This is a great overall bag and you can use it for anything you want. You don't have to use it for makeup. Now for the products itself, the packaging are made out of thick plastic. Both the cleanser and toner are made out of same plastic container. The only difference is the top. On the other hand, the moisturizer is made out of thicker plastic tub. The tops of all three are sturdy as well. I can feel a tight seal, as well as, hear as I close/open the tops. I also have full control of the quantity I take/pump. I cannot see it open or break unless you are rough with the packaging. For that reason, it's travel-friendly. It also doesn't hurt they're small enough to carry. Third, they're easy to use. The cleanser I take about a dime size amount and lather with my wet hands. It easily foams and spreads easily on the face. If you don't like lathery foams, then this isn't for you. I love when soaps lather. It's all mental but it makes me feel clean afterwards. Not only that, it's not harsh on the skin. I don't feel any tightness that I get from a lot of cleansers. The toner is kind of interesting. American version toners you spray onto a cotton pad and apply it on the face. Asian, Korean in my experience, toners you apply it onto the hand and pat it on the skin. I did the American way first but I actually prefer the Korean way. I'm not too sure if I'm doing this right but it feels more like a mixture of toner and serum that Koreans are known for. Also, it's recommended you shake the toner before using. I noticed a separation when I first started using this toner. It was clear on the top and cloudy in the bottom. After shaking, the whole product becomes cloudy. From the website, the reason you shake before using is that the toner is organic and made out of natural ingredients. The moisturizer is more a whipped gel-like than a creamy moisturizer. It's thin and very light-weight. Fourth, it's hard to review the products individually since they work as a set. I don't have sensitive skin but from what I read online, most reviewers mention their skin did not break out or have any reaction to these products. From my experience, it's very calming and feels great on the skin. It's refreshing. Not only that, it extremely hydrating. To be honest, I didn't think it will hydrate my skin especially the gel-like moisturizer. I was impressed! Most gel-like moisturizers feel good in the beginning but after couple of days, I notice dry patches. This didn't do that! My skin felt calm and got rid of the dry patches that I got from my sickness (I had bronchitis and sinus infection for a month and half). Since my skin improved in moisturization, I noticed nice smooth skin that feels soft to the touch. Now that I wear makeup in daily basis for work, it goes on smoothly because of the hydration. I'm really loving the improvements on my skin! I also noticed lesser fine and thick lines. Lastly, I'm glad I got try this product. They're all good and great together. If I have to recommend one product most, I recommend the moisturizer. I'm just impressed how hydrating it is! Not only that, a little goes a long way.

Pros:
* Light, slight scent for all three.
* Well-made, sturdy, versatile bag.
* Cleanser, toner, and moisturizer are made out of thick plastic packaging.
* Well-made and sturdy packaging.
* Sturdy top; can feel a tight seal and hear when you open/close.
* Full control of the quantity you take/pump.
* Travel-friendly.
* Easy to use.
* Cleanser easily lathers.
* Not harsh on the skin.
* No tightness.
* Organic and made out natural ingredients.
* Thin, light-weight moisturizer.
* Calming.
* Feels great on the skin.
* Refreshing.
* Hydrating.
* Got rid of dry patches.
* Skin feels soft.
* Makeup applies easily on the skin.
* Less fine/thick lines.
* Little goes a long way.

Cons:
* Hard to find in stores.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Cardea Luxe products reviewed/swatch:


Not only that, they are kind enough to give one lucky reader a full-size Cardea Luxe Clarity Clear Skin Cleanser.
It's brand new. I only took a picture.

Now for the giveaway...

Giveaway Dates: April 4, 2018 at 12 a.m. PST to April 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST (Pacific time)

How to enter:
1. You must be a follower of Google+ Page (I will check). Please do not just follow for the giveaway and then once the giveaway is over, stop following. It's just not polite!!!
2. This is open to everyone including international.
3. You must be 18 years or older.
4. The winner will be drawn with a random number generator. You have 48 hours to contact me at aly_4realz@hotmail.com or else a new winner will be chosen.

Extra Entries (I will check):
1. Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect.
2. Follow my blog on Bloglovin's Page.
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4. Follow my Twitter Page.
5. Re-tweeting the giveaway daily.
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Cardea Luxe Clarity Clear Skin Cleanser Giveaway


Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the products and giveaway. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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