Friends (with benefits).
My NY Resolution for 2017 is simple: don't let anyone stick needles in my face. I make the same resolution every year, and I always succeed since there aren't needle-wielding weirdos wandering around looking for faces into which they can jab needles. Luckily. And yet, I'm approaching 40. And as my fine lines contemplate legit wrinkledom, the temptation is real. SO many people I know do it. And I'm sure loads of others do it on the DL. But I just don't want to willingly pay someone to paralyze my face. Also not a fan of paying someone to take off my face and put it back on, but let's revisit that in another 10 years shall we? Until then, I'm all about avoiding needles in my head.
In an effort to age gracefully (read: desperately cling to my youth) I'm always on the hunt for products that deliver real results. My skin is super dry and overly-reactive and like so many other Canadians, it becomes particularly parched in the winter months. I need major moisture, but with a sensitive touch because I break out easily. Anything with parabens or sulfates are out. So are creams that cost $200 or lengthy nightly regimens that cut into my Bachelor-watching time. Too much to ask?
I've been hearing the buzz around Korean beauty brand belif for the past year so was excited to finally give it a go. Koreans are notoriously discerning with their skincare products so the fact that belif's The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb is the #1 beauty product (across all categories) in Korea's crazy competitive prestige beauty market speaks volumes.
I started using belif over the holidays and The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb is like 8 glasses of water straight to your face. It's clinically tested to provide up to 26 hours of moisture and while I didn't actually count the hours since I was too busy eating cookies, my skin feels soft and supple all day long when I wear it. The cream releases an instant burst of moisture to your skin and then absorbs right away, without the heaviness or stickiness of some other heavy-duty creams I've tried. My skin has become calm and clear and dare I say, a little bit dewy. I don't know how it works (something about apothecary herbs and comfrey leaf) but it does. Oh, and did I mention it contains no parabens, sulfates or phthalates, plus no mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, fragrances, or animal origin ingredients. Love love love.
I told the team at belif how much I love their products so they recently sent me the Hungarian Water Essence to test-drive. It's a lightweight, hydrating serum formulated with Hungarian water and a blend of 10 herbs including Rosemary & Gotu Kol. I've started using the serum before applying The True Cream and if anything, it has made my skin feel even more hydrated. Two simple steps every morning and I'm good to go. Want to try belif and get your glow on in 2017? Pick up Belif products now at The Face Shop. In case I didn't make it super obvious, I am SUCH a fan.
I originally bought Belif on my own so this is a 100% honest review which I wanted to share with you because I'm crazy in love like Beyonce. As in, if I wasn't already married, I might marry it. As in, I have nightmares about them discontinuing it. As in, I'm now an official Belifer. Speaking of which, check this out:
GIVEAWAY ALERT! :)
We're giving away a BELIF PRIZE PACK containing The True Cream ($47 value) and Hungarian Water Essence ($51 value) to one lucky winner so you can get the gift of glowing skin, too. Here's how to win it:
1) Follow me on Instagram @realliferunway
2) 'Like' the Belif giveaway post
3) Tag 2 friends in the post
Will announce the winner this Friday! Best of luck, beauties!