Spring 2017 – Neutrogena Hydra Boost Color

The onset of winter often means a change in skincare for a lot of people – drier skin makes for a much more difficult canvas, especially on days you may (feel) you need coverage.

While Neutrogena’s Hydra Boost Makeup Collection is technically for Spring 2017, it’s a perfect time to launch because the colder months very likely require more nourishing formulas. 

There are a few products in the lineup (serum, lip shine, cleanser, makeup, concealer, lip treatment) so if you tend towards dry skin to begin with, or you know colder air will require a tweak to your routine…they might be worth checking out.

Garnier SkinActive Oil Infused Micellar Water

Garner has a new edition to the Micellar Water lineup – SkinActive Oil Infused Micellar Water.  The newbie is specifically designed with dry and sensitive skin in mind, which I was thrilled to see!

It is a no-rinse “water” infused with Argan Oil, a bit of a new twist in comparison to many others out there.  The product cleanses the skin of impurities and all the layers you might have applied in the morning (including waterproof makeup) without being greasy or irritating to skin or eyes.  

Boots UK

Boots UK

Cleansing our skin is HUGELY important, so I don’t mind the extra step – I personally don’t use Micellar Waters solo though because, as an athlete, I am sweating and on mats a lot.  I like to be more traditional and wash my face with a cleanser and water (I’ve also used a Clarisonic for years, which I love.)

If you have found the other Waters to be either too drying, too irritating, or just not gentle and hydrating enough, this option might be worth checking out!  I haven’t seen it in the USA as yet, but it is on Boots online, as above.  Interested in trying this..?

Spring 2016 – Bobbi Brown Skin Nourishing Glow

Bobbi Brown’s Bobbi Brown Skin Nourishing Glow Foundation will be launching during the end of 2015, and in the first two months of 2016 – in December, it rolls out to Japan.  In January, the USA, and in February, Europe.  

Bobbi Brown and http://chicprofile.com

Bobbi Brown and http://chicprofile.com

The product is a “hybrid cream foundation” designed for dry and  normal skin types – it is both emollient and lightweight, and promises to diminish lines and wrinkles, as well as leave you luminous.  

Apparently it also manages to give a firmer, lifted look, and promote natural collagen by way of “six unique peptides technology.”

Bobbi Brown and http://chicprofile.com

Bobbi Brown and http://chicprofile.com

The finish is soft matte, and skin is left soothes and moisturized – that’s a lovely combination, if you ask me!