Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review: InstaNatural

With my wedding on the horizon (somehow it's only four months away!) I've been doing everything I can to make sure my skin looks great for the big day. This summer my face started breaking out worse than it ever had when I was a teenager, so I've been trying new products (and even hit the dermatologist for a script!) and have been making sure to really take care of my skin.

One of those products I tried was InstaNatural's Dead Sea Mud Mask, an all natural mask meant to detox and purify skin. I've used a lot of masks in my day, and I'm still not sure how other people manage to put them on and look pretty while they're drying - I always end up looking like a monster (see photographic evidence below).

This particular mask was a lot thinner than other masks I've used, but I think that helped it try faster and come off easier. It did get really itchy right before I rinsed it off (the instructions note that if you have sensitive skin, you can rinse it off before it's fully dry), but the results were phenomenal. I've used a lot of products that claim to visibly reduce pores but don't actually do anything, but this mask actually worked. My pores were much less noticeable for my Valentine's date, and my skin looked healthy and radiant.

I also tried InstaNatural's Youth Express Night Creme and Advanced Action Retinol Moisturizer. I'm a bit of a face lotion junkie, I've been using facial moisturizers since middle school and have tried just about every kind. I loved how thick these moisturizers are, perfect for dry winter skin. I woke up still looking like I had moisturizer on my face, not dried out like can sometimes happen in the winter. The night cream also helps to reduce redness and irritation, and while my acne didn't go anywhere overnight I did wake up with it a lot less noticeable.

Have you tried InstaNatural? What are some of your favorite facial products?

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  1. This sounds kick-ass. I am allll for a good mask!

  2. I've never used a mask before, but I need to try this one!


  3. Ooh la la sounds awesome! I'm a sucker for masks of all types- I scare my fiance/cat when I put them on, though

  4. I've never tried InstaNatural before, but I'm intrigued by the retinol moisturizer. I've been using Tatcha's sensitive skin line for the last few months for the same reason (I'm 3 weeks away from my wedding - ack!). It's painfully expensive, but it's done absolute wonders for my breakouts. If I behave with the sugar and caffeine, and eat my veggies, I should be good to go come the big day :)

  5. fun fact: I studied abroad in college and we got to visit the Dead Sea in Israel. We rubbed that dead sea mud all over us and three years later I'm still soft! ok I'm being dramatic, but really, that mud is magic. I need to try this product!

  6. Mud masks and retinol is an A+ in my book. They both work so well for the skin. I have a ton of different masks and the mud is the most amazing for my skin, so I hear you on that!


  7. Good to know, I might have to try this!

  8. Oooh, I want to try that Youth Express night creme. I love a heavy night cream!

    Thanks for linking up to Best of Beauty! xo

  9. The night cream sounds nice. Sadly, Dead Sea mud wreaks havoc on my eyes. le sigh

  10. This looks nice! Thanks for linking up on the Best of Beauty link up~