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REVIEW: GLAMGLOW STARPOTION

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Hello world! I’m doing my first official review. A few weeks back, I was a good dinosaur and only bought ONE THING from the Sephora VIB Rouge 20% off sale. Side note, I always want to spell rouge as rogue. So I’ll apologize in advance when I make this mistake. Before you declare me a hero, I didn’t buy much because most of the things on my shopping list, didn’t get released until AFTER the promotion expired. Anyway, I only got the new Glamglow Starpotion Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil. I also picked up my birthday gift, because I’m a September baby and they let me get it early.

I was intrigued by the oil because my skin has been a real T-Rex lately (i.e. raging jerk). However, I was able to narrow down what was causing my skin breakouts and promptly stopped using those products. More on those later. I opted to pick this up because I figured it would be good for the breakouts. It is both hydrating and clarifying. I’ll list the main ingredients below. I know that charcoal and aloe tend to be anti-bacterial. So I know that will help with breakouts. I’ve also been told Vitamin C is good for breakouts, and I’m no stranger to my friend salicylic acid.

-TEAOXI® Turmeric and Aloe Vera.
-Activated Charcoal.
-Salicylic Acid.
-Vitamin C

Full disclosure, I have oily skin. So I wasn’t sure how this was going to go over, but I like it. I personally don’t think I need to follow up with a moisturizer afterward, especially when the directions say to use 2-3 drops. I will say, it doesn’t really absorb into the skin that quickly. I do feel like it sort of sits on my skin for a bit, but that could also be from the fact I’m oily. It doesn’t bother me though, it keeps my skin hydrated and my skin is clearing up. The drops come out dark and then vanish into the skin. There is a scent to it, but I don’t find it overpowering.

As for the birthday gift products, I got a mini version of the SUPERCLEANSE and the GLOWSTARTER tinted shimmer moisturizer. I can’t seem to find the full size bottle of the moisturizer on Sephora though. I have used the SUPERCLEANSE before and I love it. I should really use it more often. It’s a charcoal cleanser. I like how it makes my skin feel tingly after using it. It seems like it’s similar to the SUPERMUD mask, which is one of my favorite masks. That is probably why I like it so much!

Stay tuned, I have a HUGE Sephora haul incoming.

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