ADD SOME SPARKLE TO THE NEW YEAR
WITH SECRET KEY’S LEMON SPARKLING
AMY DANG on JANUARY 1, 2020
As we approach the end of the decade (gasp), it’s time to think about the new year ahead. It’s always nice to start the new year with something different, whether that’s getting out of your comfort zone and signing up for that cool pilates class you always wanted to try, or just testing out more unique makeup looks. I’ll admit I’m a creature of habit and prefer change in small doses. That’s why doing something small like changing up my skincare routine is one of the things I like to do to ring in the new year, and it’s obviously a treat for my skin too!
Today I’m excited to share some products from Secret Key’s ‘Lemon Sparkling’ product line that are sure to be added to my routine for 2020: Cleansing Oil, Cleansing Foam, Peeling Pad and Peeling Gel.
What better way to remove your glittery new year’s makeup than with a Lemon Sparkling Cleansing Oil? This mild cleansing oil is the perfect start to your double cleansing routine, as it deep cleans, removes makeup and eliminates impurities from your skin.
As an FYI, on a daily basis I only wear eyebrow liner, mascara and some light foundation, so the makeup washed off fairly easily. However, when wearing my waterproof eyeliner and mascara, I had to scrub a little harder to remove them, and there was still some residue leftover. So while I wouldn’t count on it to remove all of my makeup, it still does the trick in removing that first layer of makeup. What I enjoyed most about this cleansing oil is its light texture that didn’t leave my skin with a greasy feeling.
Now that your makeup is off, time to double cleanse! The Lemon Sparkling Cleansing Foam pairs nicely with the cleansing oil to effectively wash away any leftover makeup residue and remove excess sebum and dirt from your pores.
The cleansing foam lathers up really quickly into a nice foamy texture. As expected, it removed the rest of my more gritty makeup, and my skin felt fresh and clean afterwards. Exactly what I want in a cleansing foam. Just a simple washing experience with no fuss. Bonus point: the cleansing foam didn’t leave my skin feeling tight like some cleansers do.
If for whatever reason you still had some tiny makeup leftover, then the Lemon Sparkling Peeling Pad is here for you as a backup! This peeling and exfoliating pad gently removes dead skin cells, giving you smoother and brighter skin. The pads can also act as a toner and can be used to fix makeup as well (so versatile!). Be aware, though, that the recommended usage is twice per week “or as necessary”, so do with that info what you must.
Obviously what I love about these is how convenient they are. Just grab one of the generously soaked pads, wipe around your face and neck and you’re good to go for the next step of your routine. My skin instantly feels clean and refreshed after use!
Last but not least is what I was particularly intrigued to try out: the Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel. Since I’ve never used any before, I was super eager to try it out and see if it really did exfoliate and remove dead skin as it promised.
To my horrifying delight, as I massaged the gel I could see it working its magic…my dead skin cells started coming off after just a few seconds! It is so gross but so satisfying to watch at the same time. After washing all the gunk off, my skin felt oh-so-smoothhhh! Refreshed! Anew! Just like one should feel at the start of the new year! This is definitely something I will be implementing regularly in my skincare routine because damn, it was that good. You can also read our other Author, Amanda’s high review on it too!
Secret Key’s whole Lemon Sparkling line is definitely worth a try! And smells great to boot (for all you citrusy fans out there, this line is meant for you). The highlight of this product line for me was (obviously) the peeling gel, so I’d totally recommend it for anyone in the market for a new exfoliator! Whatever your plans/goals are for the year ahead, I wish you all lots of positivity and great skin for 2020!! Here’s to trying new skincare products and elevating our routines!