E.L.F Skincare Review | 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Welcome Back!

I hope you guys are having a good start to the holiday season so far! I always get super inspired this time of year, and hopefully will be shooting out ideas left and right, meaning more content for you guys. I am especially excited to share my thoughts and opinions with you on these few items I tried from E.L.F's pretty large skincare line, so lets just get right to it. 

Daily Hydration Moisturizer (8$), Illuminating Eye Cream (10$), and their Nourishing Night Cream (12$)

I tried three of their products thanks to my friend who graciously passed them on to me so I could give them a try myself before investing. She actually had a pretty bad reaction around the same time frame she started using these, but after talking about it a few times we are thinking that her reaction was due to her beginning to take care of her skin. You know, the saying "It gets better before it gets worse", I think that also applies to skincare. She, like most people, tends to not stick to a normal skincare routine so we came to the conclusion that it might have been her skin detoxing, and not the actual product causing her to breakout. 

Lets start with my favorite product of the three.  Per their website, it claims to lock in moisture for smoother, suppler skin.  This moisturizer surprised me by actually doing exactly what It claimed to do, and nothing more (which for me is a good thing). On Instagram, I mentioned that I was hopeful but also scared because their liquid products always break me out. The good thing about this specific line is that they are all made with natural ingredients and that makes it less likely for my skin to break out.  Main ingredients include: 
"jojoba, aloe, Shea butter, and cucumber as well as antioxidants grape, bilberry, and vitamin E. "
I also can appreciate the fact that they included a pump for this product as it helps decrease waste. I use three to four pumps a day depending on how much my skin actually needs. In this case, I can see this product lasting at least a month if not more. Not bad for 8 bucks! The only thing that I would like to see added is some sort of SPF. I personally think every daily moisturizer should have it.

(Edit- after looking into it, It looks like the company does make the exact same product with SPF 15 in it 😂😂😂. This one does have different ingredients listed so I will actually be trying this as well. I don't want to pre-judge the product but based off of the ingredients I can see it having a similar effect but with just a bit more protection from the sun.)

This guy is pretty good. Not terrible, and not amazingly life changing. With that being said, I feel like I get the same results from every eye cream whether it be high end or drugstore so take my opinion lightly, that is if you choose to take it at all 😁.  I wouldn't say that eye cream in general is a complete gimmick because I can tell a difference when I am using one, and when I am not. I just honestly don't think eye cream is a necessary step. (Just want to add in here before anyone gets offended---- remember this is my opinion, and I am here to share MY experiences with you). I personally like to just add a little extra moisturizer or night cream in that area and I think it does the same thing without spending money on a whole extra product. BUT, if you are looking specifically for an eye cream I would 100% recommend this one. Similar to what I mentioned earlier- it did what it claimed to do and in my opinion is worth the 10 dollars. The amount you need to receive the benefits is so small, that this would also probably last you a month if not more along with the moisturizer. 
Main ingredients include:
"jojoba, vitamin E, and cucumber"
(The cucumber gives it a cooling and refreshing feeling.)

Ah, the night cream. This guy has made a noticeable change in my routine. I had mentioned previously in my "current skincare routine" post that I was using a Mario Badescu night cream. That night cream is amazing for most nights, and I will continue to use it regularly. The ELF cream is for the nights where my skin is needing a little less product and a night to breath without it getting it dried out. Although the Mario cream is much heavier it doesn't leave much room for my skin to breathe, meaning it locks in ALL the moisture. That is what I personally look for most of the time, but the ELF cream is perfect for the nights where your skin might just need a little break. (I hope that makes sense.) I will be continuing to use both of these night creams in my normal night time routine.


I tried these products for what I feel is a fair amount of time to give it a true test. I started using this November 18th, and didn't use any other skincare (on my face) during that time. I will definitely now add my usual products in knowing that these will be fine and not cause issues moving forward. Overall, I would recommend these to at least try. Keep in mind that they might not work for everyone, but they did what I needed them to do without causing irritation or breakouts and they are amazingly affordable. The website has a Complete Skin Care Regimen bundle for $51 which includes these three products plus a cleanser, exfoliating scrub, and a soothing serum (which to be honest is calling my name). Six products for 50 bucks? That's the price of an average high end eye cream. I will 100% be purchasing the kit for the first time very soon, to give the others a try. 

Thanks for Reading, 


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