A few weeks after 100% Pure sent me a few things to review, the whole line went on sale for 20% off so of course I placed a big order to try out their color, scrub, and cream, as well as more of those crazy hydrogel masks I’m obsessed with. I’ve gotten to know this bunch pretty well over the past month so I can share what really stood out as well as what fell short for me. I completely regret not getting their mascara everyone raves about BTW, so I guess I know what to add onto the list for their next sale.
Caffeine Mask 5 for $29.50: These masks are just so fun. I love using them because they’re a nice departure from the typical clay-based mask that I’m often too lazy to apply and scrub off. This might be a hit for more normal/oily complexions because I didn’t find it as hydrating as the others, but I also didn’t find it to be as epic as the Green Tea Water Bomb is for hydration and the Genseng (below) for brightening.
Ginseng Collagen Boost Mask 5 Pack 5 for $29.50: Of the 3 masks, these are my fave- instantly brightening and a big drink of aloe for the skin. I think it gives the best results out of the 3 hydrogel masks so it’s the one I would buy again.
Cherry Honey Facial Scrub $29: This one had all the makings of a great scrub- gentle exfoliation, honey, fruit extracts, and vitamins, but it was actually a total miss for me. It’s a sticky mess that’s difficult to mix together because all of the beads float to the top while the honey sinks to the bottom. They also use those tiny jojoba beads that seem to be impossible to wash off so I find them in my hairline hours after I use it. It’s a great concept but I wish it was easier to use without all of the mixing and effort removing the honey from my face (and unfortunately) hair.
Vitamin A & Coq10 Wrinkle Smoothing Night Cream $45: I love everything in this cream from an ingredient standpoint, but it’s not moisturizing enough for me at all. The consistency is somewhat thin and absorbs way too quickly leaving my skin still feeling thirsty. It might be a great starter cream for those with oily or combo skin who have avoided a cream but want some anti-aging benefits, but for those with dryer skin this wouldn’t be enough.
Fruit Pigmented Pot Rouge in Blush $25: This frosted glass jar packs some good pigment that’s easy to blend- a huge plus for a cream cheek color. The problem I had was that it dries so quickly into a powder that it doesn’t give me enough time to work it in, so it’s another good pick for those with oily skin who don’t want a heavy cream anywhere on their face.
Fruit Pigmented Satin Eye Shadow in Bahamas $25: I love the color, slight shimmer, and ease of application from this cream shadow which I’ve used solo and as a shadow base. As much as I’d love for this to be my new fave, it fell short because I couldn’t get it not to crease no matter what I tried. Shadow over, powder first, powder over, small amount, generous amount- it didn’t matter- it still creased. I’ll use it from time to time (don’t waste!) on my lower lids only below the crease with a little dusting of powder on top which I found to give the best result, but not when I’m using shadow that I need to otherwise stay in place.
Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream $25: This is still a go-to every morning to de-puff and calm my tired eyes. It’s light enough to absorb quickly into the skin and it works great for a morning shot of coffee where I need it most.
Bright Eyes Mask $7: About once a week I feel run down. Like tired in my bones. I have this ‘I don’t know if I can keep up this pace another day’ type of exhaustion that freaks me out because I know there isn’t really an end in sight with how young my girls are. When I feel this way, I tend to look that way too and those are the nights when I add moisture back into my dehydrated and tired skin. These patches are eye-specific versions of their hydrogel mask with aloe, tea, coffee, and vitamins to plump and renew tired looking eyes. Save them for when you need to look the exact opposite of how you feel.
Seaweed Detox Bath $29: Rosemary, Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus fill my tub like an icy blast that I never want to leave. The crystalized kelp with essentials and vitamins renew and make my skin feel tingly and energized – even after I leave the bath. This has been such a treat that reminds me to hop into the tub- something I love doing but often skip. I soak in the salts watching Hulu on my IPad (Broad City!! So addicted) and relax the day away. Baths are so underrated.