Who doesn’t love a surprise? Well, that’s exactly what I got last week when I opened my front door for UPS and received an unexpected package from Borghese.
After more than 50 years, this Italian face and body line is still kicking, and the newest products are certainly worth a look-see. I received the entire Age-Defying Cellulare Complex line (which recently launched at Target!), which contains a blend of plant-based antioxidant and anti-aging ingredients to help improve visible signs of aging. Here are my thoughts on each and every one…
Cleanse Cream Cleanser: If you like a rich, creamy cleanser, you’ll definitely want to check this out on your next Target run. It comes out of the tube very thick, but definitely thins out once you rub it between your hands. I washed it off with a konjac sponge and I felt it did a great job at removing my makeup.
Clarify Skin Balancing Toner: This toner proved the cleanser did a thorough job since there was barely anything on the cotton pad I used. My husband really enjoyed this (he’s big on toner) but I wouldn’t recommend it for dry skin since my face felt a bit tight afterwards.
Revitalize Face Serum: This milky serum quelled the tightness I experienced after using the toner, and it absorbed rather quickly. My skin felt very smooth, firm and taut. While some people might enjoy this lifting effect, I prefer my skin to feel more plump and juicy.
Nourish Eye Treatment: I absolutely love this eye cream. It has a creamy yet lightweight texture that soaked right in, and I love the invigorating tingle, especially in the morning.
Hydrate Night Renewal Emulsion: I’m not sure why this is called an emulsion because it’s most certainly a cream—but it’s a light one at that. It definitely left my skin plump and moisturized, but I wouldn’t recommend it for sensitive skin because my resistant skin got the slightest bit stingy…
Protect Moisture Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15: In less than a week, this AM moisturizer has become my go-to for days that I’m chained to my desk (i.e. not really going outside). It’s light yet hydrating, absorbs super-fast, and works really well with any makeup you apply on top of it.
CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15: Ideal for days when I don’t need to get made up, this CC cream evens everything about a bit while adding extra hydration and radiance. (I mean, just because I’m working at home solo doesn’t mean I should scare myself every time I look in the mirror.)
Exfoliate Facial Scrub: If you like a really grainy exfoliating scrub, you’ll want to stock up on this one. My advice: Use it in the shower on a day when you’re washing your hair, because it can be a bit tough to get all of the scrubby bits off without submerging.
So that’s that… And best of all, Target.com is offering $3 off with code ADCC1, and if you “subscribe” to these products (i.e. sign up for auto-refills) you get 20% off the already relatively reasonable price!