Skincare. Something I am very serious about, but never talk about. I love having a routine for my face 😊. I try to keep my skin hydrated and looking youthful, and this is something I have focused for a long time….like since I was in my 20s. I’m planning to post more frequently about what I’m currently using, what isn’t working, and what’s next to try. I feel like I have a pretty good skin care routine, but there’s always something new to try *insert my husband’s eye roll.* Anyways, starting out this series with some products I received that I have not tried but am SOOOOO excited about.
This brand kept popping up on my IG feed, and I finally clicked the link. HOLY SHIT. Am I glad I did. Anyone who purchases skin care products knows that there are a lot of brands that talk a big game, and come with a hefty price tag (like Lush, which carries some of my favorite products, and will be the focus of a future post). But this brand?? I had never heard of them, and had no idea if their products were any good.
The website itself was the first thing that caught my attention. It’s beautiful. Very clean and easy to navigate. It’s easy to see customer reviews and they do an ok job of explaining the products.
Next, the prices…….I don’t know how they do it. One of my all time favorite products (8% AHA Gel exfoliant- which I will get into on another post) is $29 on Paula’s Choice. Deciem has this AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling facial for SEVEN DOLLARS AND TWENTY CENTS. I mean, how?! The products on Deciem also get AMAZING reviews. I absolutely love the packaging. Again, like the website, the packaging is very clean and direct and looks much more expensive than you expect.
Here are the products I ordered:
High- Adherence Silicone Primer (4.90)
100% Plant-Derived Squalane (7.90)
Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone (6.80)
Serum Foundation (6.70)
Those prices tho. The Vitamin C suspension alone is shocking to me. Paula’s Choice sells a 15% Vitamin C Super Booster for $49!!
The Vitamin C suspension is an antioxidant that brightens and reverses signs of aging. Because there is no water in this product, it provides a very direct and strong concentration of vitamin c to your face. I expect some tingling the first few times I use it.
The primer is, well, a primer. It claims to keep your skin matte-looking all day without oiliness. We’ll see!
Squalane is a very high emollient (moisturizing) product that provides super hydration to your skin. I get dry patches on my face at times, so I’m hoping this product will help with that.
Lastly, I ordered the foundation which was a risk because it’s so hard to pick a color that might match your skin, BUT it was only 6.70. The tiny bit I put on my hand seemed to blend very well, but the real test will obviously be on my face.
I realize I’m getting a little technical, but when it comes to the skin on your face and skincare in general, you should be specific and selective when cleaning and moisturizing and exfoliating and toning and all those things that you do to your face. It’s important to know what products do and when to use them.
So, I plan on trying all of these products over the next few weeks and then I’ll post an update. I have high hopes for this brand!
Thanks for reading loves!