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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Nightly Skincare Routine + Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil Review


My nightly skincare routine from left to right:

1 product for the face: Kate Lorraine Placenta Serum
Read my mini review here.  

1 product for the eyes: Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum

1 product for the body: reclaimed Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil
Read my husband's thoughts about it here.  Read my thoughts about it below.

When I was thinking about what moisturizer to use for my body I knew I didn't want a product with a lot of ingredients in it.  I'm not sure what the medical validity is but I was thinking if I rubbed it on my belly, it might get very easily absorbed by the baby.  And then it hit me....

... Ancient Greeks used olive oil to cleanse and moisturize their skin after sporting events.  

I could definitely do the same.  My husband let me reclaim his Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil and I have found a lot of benefits while using this product.  

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil Review

Product Claims:
Restore skin balance to aid in skin recovery and rejuvenation
Maracuja oil gives the appearance of brighter skin thanks to a high dose of pure vitamin C

The condition of my skin prior to using Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil was dry, itchy, and rough where I scratched too much, and I'm worried about developing stretch marks.  I didn't and still don't (and hopefully won't) have any pregnancy stretch marks.  There are several weeks to go and the baby still needs to pack on 3-5 more pounds, so I'll have to do an update on if I end up getting stretch marks later.

Restore skin balance to aid in skin recovery and rejuventation
The way this product works reminds me of Chinese medicine.  It's effective but it will take time.  It delivered steady doses of moisture to my dry, itchy, rough patches of skin over time, so nothing got resolved within 1 application.  Improvements started showing about 1-2 weeks after beginning to use the oil.  I can say 100% that my skin right now is so much more improved than before I started using the oil. 

Maracuja oil gives the appearance of brighter skin thanks to a high dose of pure vitamin C
The skin on my belly does look very smooth and clear.  It's taken on this plastic look...  I'm not sure if anyone else has seen those old TLC A Baby Story promos from back in the day?  I think after a certain point, a pregnant belly starts to take on a smooth, shiny, in other words plastic, look.  I've always attributed that to good moisturization.  Could I extend that to the vitamin C?  Maybe.

So far, I really like what this oil is doing for me.  I would definitely recommend this product to any one who suffers from seasonal or pregnancy dry skin as a preventative measure.  It would probably go a long way to maintaining skin balance before the skin got dry and irritated.

I'll be happy to answer any questions about this product.  Just leave a comment below.

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