Project Samples: That’s Better & Kiehl’s

Here it is! My first Project Samples post! Today I am going to talk you about three different samples I’ve tried, one face scrub and two body creams. Time to start!!!

That’s Better is a Greek drugstore brand that promises to transform our face and body with the multitasking products empowered with Acai Berry.
I love the products’ names and packages! Just take a look at their site and you’ll see what I mean!

 I’ve tried the Skin Work Out This is a Face Scrub, a powerful multivitamin skin polish in the form of a balm. It contains rice microgranules that help to gently exfoliate without being aggressive for my skin. It leaves my skin super clean, smooth and I can notice my skin seems fresher after I use it. It contains Acai Berry, which is one of the best antioxidant defense against free radicals, Vitamins B,C and  E, that promote a brighter skin tone and Sweet Almond Oil.
Easy to use: after cleansing, apply to damp skin in soft circular motions for about 1-2 minutes. Avoid the eye area. Then rinse with warm water.
I have a few samples of this and I am using it two times per week since last month. My skin looks healthier and fresh. It’s a great product! I am convinced, I’m gonna buy this one!!!
It comes in 75ml tube and costs 18.50€.

Another That’s Better product I’ve tried is the Cremè de la Cremè body cream. It is an extra firming and hydrating body cream, that it dense but gets quickly absorbed. Among the ingredients there are Avocado Oil and Shea Butter, that protect dry skin from dehydration by restoring its natural lipid barries, Vitamin E, for softer and smoother skin, and- of course- Acai Berry that boosts the skin’s elasticity and helps to reduce the formation of new stretch marks.
I believe that Cremè de la Cremè is a good body cream to use during winter, during pregnancy(skin gets dry during these 9 amazing months) and/or if your skin is very dry.
One thing I didn’t really like is its scent. I can’t define what it smells like, but it is very strong. I don’t like it at all, but every time I’ve used these body cream samples everyone was asking me what perfume I was wearing. They told me it smells very feminine and sensual and that it was good on me. But I still don’t like it.
You can get the 150ml tube for 22.50€. As for me, I am not sure if I would buy it. I like that it leaves my skin hydrated, soft and healthy, but I can’t stand the scent. I hope they are gonna launch the same body cream with a different scent as well!

I have also tried for the very first time Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, the most famous body cream in the beauty world. I’ve been given this sample when I bought my moisturizer. I like the packaging: a mini bottle(30ml) with a flip cap and not the usual sachet.
Creme de Corps is a very rich cream that deeply moisturizes without being greasy. It is ideal for dry or flaking skin. It did a great job even now that I don’t have dry skin; it makes my skin soft and smooth instantly. I found it extremely moisturizing and I would prefer it for winter. Once applied it gets quickly absorbed but I would suggest you to wait a few minutes before getting dressed. As for the scent, nothing more than a neutral perfume. For a few minutes it reminds me of a medicinal smell, but that doesn’t bother me at all (awkward?) as it doesn’t last long.
Available in 75ml,125ml and 1L bottles for 10,13€, 18,84€ and 89,36€.

From left to right:
That’s Better Face Scrub- That’s Better Crème de la Crème- Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

I think that Cremè de la Cremè is an amazing dupe for Creme de Corps. The only thing that makes me prefer Kiehl’s body cream is the neutral scent.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your favorite body creams and face scrubs?

Let me know beauties!!!

Kisses,
Korina

Disclaimer: These samples were given to me for free in stores or were sent to me by cosmetic companies. 

Monthly Love (April): Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer

I know I am late for April’s favorite product, but I had no time to write about it. I have to admit that since my due date I used nearly used no make up products (except one day) but I haven’t regret my daily face care routine.

Hmmm…I know! The sticker is a little bit destroyed.Sorry!

It’s been about two years I am in love with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer. That’s the only moisturizer I have tried since now that provokes me no breakouts at all and doesn’t make my skin greasy.

This moisturizer was the product I used the most during April. In fact, during every month, but I wanted to share it with you!

If you are interested, you can read my (short) review here.


Have you ever tried Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer? Do you love Kiehl’s as much as I do?
Which moisturizer do you use?


Kisses!
Korina

Review: Kiehl’s Yerba Matè Tea Cleanser

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As I have already told you, I have combination skin that gets oily in the T-zone. Many of the products I have tried irritate my face and I have to admit that only a few satisfy me.
I use a cleanser twice per day. I am in love with the Liz Earle Cleanse&Polish which does miracles on my skin. But last August I ran out of it and I couldn’t wait to do a new order from the site(that’s the bad thing when you can find the products only online).
So I visited the Kiehl’s corner at Attica the Department Store here in Athens. I was using the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial moisturizer and I was totally in love with. I wanted the cleanser of the same line but Kiehl’s assistant recommended me to try the Yerba Matè Tea Cleanser.
 Here’s what Kiehl’s claims about it:
  • With Vitamin-Infused Tea Extracts for a Healthful Skin Vivacity
  • Gentle herbal cleanser for all skin types
  • Gently, yet effectively removes excess oil and residue
  • Helps reveal skin’s natural radiance
  • Not tested on animals
The Yerba Matè Tea Cleanser has a gel like texture. Thanks to that texture you just need a little bit of product and that makes the product last for long. It also has a mild and pleasant tea scent which is also very refreshing.
 As the name claims, it is enriched with Yerba Matè, an uncommon herbal extract that helps skin maintain a health-looking and a youthful vivacity. It is also supposed to help minimize the appearance of the first fine lines.
It leaves my skin clean and removes excess oil and residue. Another thing that I have noticed is that reduces blackheads and, as it promises, it reveals skin’s natural radiance.
My only concern is that it doesn’t control my breakouts. That’s something that the Liz Earle’s cleanser does.
I bought the 250ml bottle for 22,50€. Not a cheap product but it’s ok if I consider that does what it promises and lasts for so long (I use it for nearly 5 months and I have more more that the half bottle left).
If I would recommend it? Absolutely! I would totally go again for it! 
You can find Yerba Matè Tea Cleanser online at Kiehl’s site.
In Greece you can find Kiehl’s products at Hondos Center Kolonaki, Hondos Center Glyfada and Attica, the Department Store, on Panepistimiou St. 
For more details, see www.facebook.com/kiehlsingreece
 
Have you ever tried this cleanser? What do you think about it? Would you like to give it a try? 

Kisses!
Korina