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Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask review

If your skin is dry or irritated, give it the chance to drink up this smoothie-like mask of soothing, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Every year, after the holiday season has come and gone, I’m left with the unsettling realization that we still have several months of cold weather ahead. Thankfully, we have Christmas (and in my case, birthday) presents to comfort us until spring finally decides to show up. I received an Origins bestsellers gift set from a dear friend of mine, and I’ve been slowly working my way through it—so look out for more Origins product reviews to come! Today’s post will focus on the…

Clinique Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturizer SPF 20 Sunscreen Review

This moisturizer/sunscreen is a bit too oily for my skin, but it might be right for anyone who has dry skin. Plus, it contains caffeine (to give it pep), sea whip extract, and other beneficial ingredients.

It’s 2019, but I’m still slowly working my way through the sunscreens in Sephora’s Sun Safety Kit 2018. My goal is to try them all before the 2019 kit comes out (I’m guessing sometime in April-ish?). The brightest (peppiest) option included in the kit was definitely Clinique Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturizer SPF 20. It comes in a tiny, bright yellow squeeze tube, which makes it look like sunshine in a bottle.

REN Skincare Evercalm Mask review

This face mask was included in Sephora's Sun Safety Kit 2018, and includes probiotics, shea butter, and a slew of other skin-calming ingredients.

REN Clean Skincare is a London-based company that claims that its products don’t contain any harsh chemicals, and that it only uses clean, natural ingredients that benefit skin. It’s also clean as in green—the company has pledged to become waste-free by 2021. Sephora’s Sun Safety Kit 2018 included this mask, perhaps as a soothing post-sun mask.