It is always refreshing to see new/ revamped skin care products at the drugstores, as you all know I’m always browsing the isles. It is the Marcelle Hydra-C skin care line that I’m talking about this time.
I remember being excited when I saw the press release, and the display in stores later.
I’m saving up for more, but for now, I have these 2 products for review for you, kindly sent to me a while ago: Ultra Light Matifying Fluid (left) and Cleansing + Exfoliating Cloths with Vitamin C + E (right).
I’m happy to report that they both live up to the brand’s name (spoilers!).
First up is the Cleansing + Exfoliating cloths, moistened with vitamin C, E and B5.
I’m a big fan of exfoliation on my face, really enjoy the fact that the wipes have 2 different textures to do different jobs. The soft side cleans the face of makeup, excess oil and dirt, the textured side exfoliates, and no rinsing required.
The size is quite big, enough for the whole face. The cleaning was good, but the exfoliation was no joke. Depending on the pressure you use with the wipe, you could get a gentle or more intense scrub. My face feels smooth and fresh after. Perfect solution for late night makeup removal, as I have been falling asleep on the couch watching tv quite often lately and just wanted to get to bed as soon as I can.
The wipes are hypo-allergenic and perfume-free, good for all skin types. 25 cloths per pack, retails around CAD12.50.
Main ingredients: Water, Vegetable oil, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-2-Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, etc.
The Ultra Light Matifying Fluid also rocked my world, it is magic. The hyaluronic acid protects the skin from harsh elements from the environment and reduce sebum production. The product absorbed quickly and my skin was prepped and primed, ready for foundation in no time. It stayed that way all day.
I have been using this product all over the face, as a primer, instead of just my T-zone. Foundation application was just a dream with it, saved me time in the morning makeup routine which I really appreciated.
The formula is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins C, E and B5, aloe vera and cucumber extract, and I feel great giving my skin the extra help it needs. And believe me, it needs all that.
This product is also hypo-allergenic and perfume-free, good for combination to oily skin (me!). 1.6 Fl oz / 50 ml, retails CAD23.95. The pump is awesome, dispenses the right amount of product. Love the orange-themed packaging too.
Main ingredients: Water, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cycopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf extract etc.
So in short, I recommend both products, they do not disappoint, and the price point is great, especially with sales and the $2 coupons attached to the display. If it were up to me, I would rename the cloths Magical Hands and the mattifying fluid Magical (Matte) Primer, based on how they work for me. Feel free to add more creative names to the list if you try and like them.