Influenster Fresca Voxbox: Pure Silk

One of these days I will have to tell you all about Influenster. It’s one of the awesome things I’ve discovered on the internet. For now, let it suffice that Influenster sends people a box of goodies to test and give honest reviews. If you’re interested in signing up for this free program, click here. That’s a referral link where they add 5 points to my Impact Score (that’s what they primarily use to determine who gets boxes).

So I got the Fresca Voxbox and I imagine it’s because I’m Hispanic, thus the fresca (Spanish for fresh). One of the products they sent me for my honest opinion was Pure Silk’s Shave Cream in Raspberry Mist.

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The Product: It was definitely a really thick and heavy cream that was easy to dispense and smooth
on. It actually felt too thick for my tastes as I’m used to my very favorite Kiss My Face Moisture Shave which is more of a lotion texture. I tried to use less Pure Silk product so it wouldn’t be so thick but then it would completely fall off my leg with a small amount of stray water from the shower. I successfully shaved without cutting myself but before I finished my shower, I could tell that my legs were irritated and dry. It doesn’t really surprise me because I have sensitive skin but I was hoping that Pure Silk would prove me wrong.

The Scent: Definitely raspberry. I love fruity scents and I especially love raspberry so the scent was a total win for me. I don’t detect any other scent notes in this. It’s just straight raspberry yumminess to me!

The Verdict: This product is not for me but I can see it working for those without sensitive skin that like raspberry scents. You can buy it at any mass retailers in store and online and the full 8 oz size goes for an average of $2.50.

My Faves: Shower Edition

I’ve already shared my Holy Grail shampoo and conditioner here.  Now I want to share some other favorite products that I use!

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash truly lives up to its claim of being moisturizing.  During the summer, I don’t have to worry about using lotion unless I have time to indulge myself.  During the winter, I sometimes need to use lotion but if I’m in a rush to calm a screaming toddler and skip out on the lotion, then my skin doesn’t feel deprived for about 3 showers.  I’ve bought this multiple times and I’ve given it away in baby shower gifts (great for new moms to cut down their beauty routine!).  I’ve tried the generic versions and they don’t live up to the original in my opinion.  Also, the generic ones kinda smell like a weird plastic.  No likey.  This is a newer version.  The original didn’t include nutrium moisture but I don’t notice a difference honestly.

Kiss My Face Moisture Shave really helps with the maddening red bumps I used to get from shaving.  My skin is sensitive and likes to react in horrible ways when it’s irritated.  So rubbing a blade down my leg to scrape off hair and dead skin is ultimately irritating for my skin.  I used to just live with the ingrown hair bumps (shudder!) and itchiness and whatnot until I realized that shaving doesn’t have to be that way while reading one of my life changing websites, Acne.org.  Many people liked Moisture Shave and it came in one of my favorite scents, lavender.  After using it for a couple weeks, I noticed that my skin wasn’t irritated as badly when shaving.  If you don’t like lavender, they have other scents and an unscented one.  I’ve tried the pomegranate grapefruit scent and I don’t care for it.  It smells slightly fruity and not unappealing, I just prefer my herbal lavender.  The Moisture Shave is not like your regular shaving gel that foams out of an aerosol can.  It is a medium consistency lotion that you smooth on and shave like usual.  If you get irritated skin, you must try it!

These two products I will always have in my shower along with my Giovanni hair stuff.  What shower stuff do you love?