***Special thanks to Body Merry for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***
Just in time for the holidays, I recently discovered an amazing body & skin care line called Body Merry. As I get older, I’ve become more conscious about my body and skin’s overall health and appearance. Self care is important to me, so I’ll invest in products that I trust will make me comfortable in my own skin. It’s been a while since I’ve shared any beauty updates here, so today I’ll be showing you my Body Merry beauty haul! If you’re looking to change up your body & skin care routine, then read on to see what I think of these goodies from Body Merry. Some of these may make perfect gifts for your loved ones too!
AGE DEFENSE EYE CREAM
I’ve been in the market for a good eye cream for a long time. Not that I need to reverse damage already done (thankfully), but I am deathly afraid of aging. Besides, the under eye area is so sensitive — it deserves some extra TLC. I decided to give this eye cream a try since I saw that it was ideal for most skin types. So far, I use this age defense eye cream along with my moisturizer every night after I shower. The consistency is great as a neck cream as well. So, I also use this on my neck to avoid those unwanted neck lines. This eye cream is light, yet extremely hydrating. I will continue using it and hopefully it’ll keep those fine lines and wrinkles away!
SPOT ON BLEMISH SOOTHER
As someone who suffers from hormonal breakouts, I need a good skin care routine that will target those blemishes. I had tried so many spot creams aimed at diminishing pimples or flattening them out faster, but none yielded promising results. Some have helped to reduce the swelling and redness, but at the cost of very dry skin. This makes applying make-up a pain because my skin will be splotchy on the dry spots. I was so thrilled to find that Body Merry’s spot on blemish soother actually works without leaving me flakey! It’s great for all skin types requiring some extra love on breakouts and blackheads, and even the scars left behind. Come on, I can’t be the only one who likes to pick at pimples (lol!). The dark spots that result from the picking though, not so much.
RETINOL SURGE MOISTURIZER
With winter coming up, I wanted to try a new moisturizer — one that not only does its job of moisturizing, but also help to keep acne away. Retinol is well-known for its anti-aging properties. This retinol surge moisturizer helps to fight wrinkles and discoloration, while keeping the skin healthy, hydrated, and smooth. While retinol has many great benefits, it’s not always the best for day time wear. Living in the desert where the sun rays are super harsh, I don’t use this moisturizer during the day just to be safe. I opt for a moisturizer with SPF in it instead. This one is a great night moisturizer though.
STRETCH MARKS & SCARS DEFENSE CREAM
If you didn’t already know, I’m a lizard mommy. It’s all fun and games until you get scratched — and I have plenty of scratches especially from my big Chinese water dragon, Babadook. He’s totally friendly but unfortunately when he walks over any part of my body, he literally leaves trail marks because his nails are so sharp like claws! With that said, I really wanted something to heal existing scars and restore my skin so that it’s nice and smooth again. Luckily, this stretch marks & scars defense cream has helped to gradually fade them over time. It’s reassuring to know that these scratches aren’t permanent on my body (as much as I love my lizards lol). In addition to fighting scars, this cream is also supposed to work well on stretch marks. For all my mom friends out there looking for a stretch mark cream to use either during or after pregnancy, this one may be worth trying! Stretch marks result from lack of skin elasticity. Since this cream is infused with a hint of cocoa butter, shea butter, and vitamins, it improves skin elasticity over time, visibly reducing the marks!
SUPER SHIELD SCAR GEL
The super shield scar gel is amazing if you have any scars that are raised or rough. I have a scab scar from years ago when I had a big cut and kept picking at it. After applying this gel consistently for a week, I’ve noticed the scar not only diminishing in size but also feeling a lot smoother. If you have any scars from surgery, this one may be worth a shot! I use this alongside the scars defense cream and have been happy with results so far.
GLYCOLIC ACID EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
Regular acne fighters will know that glycolic acid is a must in a cleanser. I use this one when I’m most prone to breakouts, or am trying to fight them (usually on my period). It leaves my face feeling very clean and refreshed! By using this glycolic acid exfoliating cleanser with the retinol surge moisturizer and spot on blemish soother, I’ve been able to keep my breakouts at bay. Packed with powerful ingredients like kojic acid, plant oils, willow bark, and jojoba beads, this cleanser reveals youthful and radiant skin after just one use. Say goodbye to clogged pores, dead skin, and accumulated dirt and oil… and hello to a brighter complexion.
VITAMIN C EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
In addition to a cleanser that’s targeted to fight acne, I wanted one that’s ideal for everyday use as well. This Vitamin C exfoliating cleanser is perfect for mornings when you just want a splash of a subtle citrus scent. Body Merry actually recommends that this cleanser be purchased with the glycolic acid one because this one is good for keeping up with your daily skin care routine. The glycolic acid cleanser is better for night use, whereas this Vitamin C one can be used both in the morning and night.
Aaaand that’s my Body Merry haul for the season! Overall, I’m pleased with my new beauty routine. Body Merry’s products work really well with each other and the packaging is super cute, yet practical!
Want to pamper your skin? Body Merry has a plethora of goodies to choose from depending on your skin type. Feel free to shop around and use my promo code StyleLullaby25 at checkout through 12/31/17 to get 25% off your purchase. You might as well order a few for friends and family so you don’t have to worry about last minute holiday shopping! You can thank me later. 😉
What are some of your favorite body care products at the moment?
Photos by David Potter