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What do you do with all those foil packets you collect? Trying a foil is a great way to see if your skin reacts to the product, you cannot tolerate the smell, the consistency is annoying, or if there is anything about the product that bothers you. Sampling a foil and thinking you need to have that product in your life is rare, but it does happen. This is most likely to happen with products where you can see instant results. My plan is to try a foil of something new or something I have not used in a long time every day during a challenge month. To give my skin a break from constant new products, I will only complete foil challenges in even months. Feel free to take part in this challenge with me. If you are a fellow deal shopper, I bet you have a lot of foils stockpiled in your collection.
I suggest trying a variety of new products instead of too many of one type. Too much change can irritate the skin, and it easier to see how a specific product reacts when you are not introducing new items to that area too often. If you have sensitive skin, I also recommend you only try one new product a day to know what is causing irritation should you react to something. The 28 products I’ve selected for February 2019 are below. As I use them, I will edit in my first impressions. They will not necessarily be used in the order listed. I want freedom to grab whatever item I want each day and write about the products when I choose to. Some foils are big enough for multiple uses, so I may come back and edit more detailed reviews if I notice anything else from extended use.
7th Heaven Black Seaweed Peel-Off Deep Pore Detox
Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Conditioner
Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction Leave-In Hair Perfector
Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Rejuventaing Serum
Beautaniq Radiant Glow Sheet Mask – This is a really wet mask, so it makes my skin feel deeply moisturized. I did not notice it added any particular glow.
beautyBlender liquid blendercleanser
BLAQ eye mask
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream
Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum – I cannot tell if this does anything, but it does not irritate my skin. Based on this foil, I will try the bigger sample I own to see if it has long-term effects. The consistency is a little thick, so it does add some moisture to my dry skin.
Davines MINU Hair Serum
Dermal Q10 Collagen Essence Mask
drybar On the Rocks Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo – This lathered nicely and had enough product for my entire hair. At 0.23oz, most shampoo packets would have fallen short. It gave my hair the squeaky clean feeling I expect from a clarifying shampoo.
Freeman feeling beautiful Hydrating cactus + cludberry Water Gel Mask
Hask monoi Coconut Oil Nourishing Deep Conditioner
Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Herbal Volumizing Conditioner – This smells amazing and definitely provides lots of volume as promised. My hair looked super frizzy though, so I would not purchase it.
Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Herbal Volumizing Shampoo – This smells amazing and definitely provides lots of volume as promised. My hair looked super frizzy though, so I would not purchase it.
Hempz Tahitian Vanilla & Ginger Herbal Body Moisturizer
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser
It Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream
LA Fresh travel-lite Makeup Remover Wipe – This is a large wipe that is not particularly wet or dry. It removes eye makeup without burning, although I did get a slight hint of an uncomfortable feeling. When I used my micellar water afterward (to test its effectiveness), a decent amount of makeup came up on the cotton. While I have yet to find a makeup wipe that removes everything, I’ve found others that remove more than this one.
Murad Rapid Resurfacing Peel
NuFace Prep-N-Glow Cleanse + Exfoliate + Hydrate
Patchology FlashPatch Lip Renewal 5 Minute Hydrogel – I decided to apply this lip mask before a day of testing a new liquid lipstick. Liquid lipsticks are really awful on my lips. This is less wet than most other lip gels I’ve used, but it worked extremely well. My lips felt moisturized long after I applied it. It was not until the liquid lipstick I applied dried down before they started feeling dry. That blame all goes to the liquid lipstick. Lip gels give me a whitehead near my lip within two days of application more than half the time. If that does not happen with this one, it might be a keeper.
Paula’s Choice Resist triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 7% AHA Lotion
Sephora Charcoal nose strip
Ulta Beauty Orange Grapefruit + Papaya Super Juice 1-in-1 smoothie shower gel, bubble bath & shampoo
Ulta Beauty Pink Sorbet Moisturizing Body Lotion – I love the baby powder smell this has. It does seem to moisturize, but it does not pass the scratch test. Less than 24 hours after using it, I get white marks when I scratch an area I applied this to. That is a sign that it is not moisturizing enough.
Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask
vitabath Spa Day Cool Spearmint & Thyme Body Wash – This has a decent lather and a strong spearmint fragrance. It also rinses clean.
What do you think about my February 2019 Foil Challenge? Let me know below. Thanks for reading about this challenge, and a special thanks to anyone who follows along with the challenge. It only makes it more fun to complete it with other people. See more challenge articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.