Thursday, May 10, 2012

Aveda At Home Facial and Pure Privilege Double Points Weekend

Hello, Do you have a skincare brand that you do not stray from?  For me,  Aveda is that brand.  I mean I do stray, we all do.  But I always come back to Aveda.  Since I was first introduced to Aveda in my college days, I have always re-purchased their products and keep them on hand all these years. 

I really like using Aveda skincare especially when I am under a lot of stress and it shows on my skin.  Above is the line-up I have been using for my facial at home.  I am a big believer in combining aromatherapy with effective natural ingredients in skin care.  The aroma in Aveda products is not overpowering, instead it is calming and relaxing.  They are great choices to use for facials.

The line up for my at home facial including Aveda and other brands:

Eye Mask

Origins No Puffery - It de-puffs and cools the eye area, very refreshing on tired eyes. I have used this product on and off for many years.

Facial Mask

Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque - A creamy mask containing tourmaline, mushroom extract, sugar, lycopene, and other ingredients working together to exfoliate the top layer of dead skin and brings back radiance to stressed and dull looking skin.  This is one of the Aveda products that I have re-purchased over and over again.  I really like treating myself with this mask.  If you have concerns with tired and lack luster skin, the Tourmaline line is a good one to try.


Aveda Green Science Refreshing Toner - It is a thick lotion, unlike other typical runny toners.  It is a multi-tasker, it exfoliates with salicylic acid and glucosamine and it moisturizes with argan oil.  I do not like using toner everyday, but I love using this one because it works for dry skin.


Aveda Green Science Lifting Serum - The Green Science line is an anti-aging line, so the serum and moisturizer offer lifting and firming properties.  Although I do not need much lifting and firming yet, but I believe prevention is important.  The scent of this serum is intoxicating, it is a little herbal but fresh.   I was not able to try the Firming Face Creme before because they were pulled from the stores to be re-formulated.  The new formula is available now and I am planning to try it in the near future.

Blemish Oil

Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick - A natural tea tree and juniper oil blemish eliminator.  I like it just as much as the Desert Essence Blemish Touch Stick.   They are very similar and both products attack and dry up blemishes in a short time.

Pore Strips

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips - I am sure most of you are familiar with pore strips.  It cleanses your pores by sucking out the nasty oil and dirt with the strips.  This is a good at home alternative to facial extractions for me because I do not go to the spa for professional facials as much as I would like to.

If you are an Aveda Pure Privilege member, it is double points weekend at the stores from May 10-13.  I know I will be stocking up a few things this weekend.  Happy shopping!

Do you use Aveda skincare and what do you like to use?  Until next post......


  1. I've never tried any product from AVEDA, but it sounds great for shore! =)

    - Victoria

  2. I have never tried Aveda, but whenever I pass the store, it smells so nice! I've heard some great things about the skincare though. I should start looking into anti-aging and eye care - the skin under my eyes and the T-zone gets very dry during winter!

  3. I haven't tried Aveda's skincare but I have used their Shampure shampoo. The masque sounds fantastic. If I weren't so lazy and addicted to sheet masks, I'd give it a go...hee hee. :P

  4. I like Intelligent Nutrients started by Aveda founder. I used to love Aveda but switched after I found products that works even better on my skin and hair than Aveda. I love japanese brands too such as Boscia.

    Heel in Mint

    1. @Heel in Mint, I have seen the Intelligent Nutrients line at Barneys, what do you recommend from this line?

  5. cute!!!

  6. I dont use Aveda but have tried Spa Ceylon.


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