picky logo
picky logo
Productscurationdiscussionpicky for creators

Stylevana Advent Calendar- Days 1-6

I purchased the Stylevana Advent Calendar for 2023 which retailed for $209 and has over $400 worth of skincare, makeup and hair products. I was able to purchase with a discount code, but this did sell out quickly. So far with Days 1-6, I’ve only tried 1 out of 6 items. I’m looking forward to trying these out though out the year! Here is what I’ve unboxed so far!

Sharonspendstoomuch user profile picture
super picky user badge

Sharonspendstoomuch

Dry/Resilient

dot83 Views

1

Vegan Niacinamide Panthenol Sun Cushion SPF50+ PA++++

Day 1 is the Mary & May Niacinamide Panthenol Sun Cushion. I haven’t tried this one before although I have tried their Sunstick. This will be great for reapplication during the day! Retails for $25

profile

misscharlot


Oily/Resilient

Love it!!!! My 2 in 1 sunscreen and cushion to put on in the morning. Helped me save so much time. Got a white brighter feature instantly brighten up.

Vegan Niacinamide Panthenol Sun Cushion SPF50+ PA++++

Mary&May
Vegan Niacinamide Panthenol Sun Cushion SPF50+ PA++++

star rating

4.4

(9)

favorite

7

2

Mango Honey Sleep Lip Mask

Day 2 is the FRUDIA - Mango Honey Sleep Lip Mask. Retail price:$7 I haven’t tried this one before, but I like how the mask is in a tube so I can just squeeze it onto my lips. I believe this is full sized. I use a lip mask more in the winter when my lips get chapped

profile

FloridaGurl


Dry/Sensitive

This lip cream mask contains keratin and helps your dry and possibly chapped lips to feel instantly moisturized. It is suitable for all skin types. Mango supplies a highly moisturizing ceramide to build a protective wall. Honey keeps your lips moist, it contains propolis extract, Manuka extract and royal jelly. How to use: Apply generously onto lips before going to bed. I even keep it in my purse, as it can also be used instead of a chapstick.

Mango Honey Sleep Lip Mask

Frudia
Mango Honey Sleep Lip Mask

star rating

4.8

(17)

favorite

9

3

Vita B3 Source

Day 3: Tiam Vita B Source Serum Retail price $13 I won this Niacinamide from Picky back in 2021 in different packaging. It has 10% Niacinamide + 2% Arbutin to brighten skin and reduce dark spots. I liked it a couple of years ago so excited to try it again.

profile

Sharonspendstoomuch


Dry/Resilient

I received this serum thanks to @go.picky and @tiam_global in a giveaway in exchange for my honest review Claims: ✅ This high-performance brightening serum, formulated with 10% Niacinamide and 2% Arbutin minimizes the appearance of dark spots and discoloration for a brighter, more even skin tone and radiant-looking complexion ✅ Recommended for following skin concerns: Dark Spots, Acne Marks, Blemishes, Sun or Age Spots, Uneven skin tone or oiliness Key Ingredients: ✅ Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) ✅ Arbutin ✅ Allantoin ✅ Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice) ✅ Japanese cornelian cherry ✅ Sodium Hyaluronate Texture: ✅ A clear solution slightly more viscous than water, no scent Packaging: ✅ Dark amber glass 40ml/1.35fl oz bottle with dropper to dispense product My Review: ✅ I usually do not purchase a separate niacinamide product as I already use other products containing this ingredient, although not with a 10% concentration. ✅ However, I was very interested in trying it because of the inclusion of Arbutin, as I want to reduce some slight hyperpigmentation on the side of my face. ✅ I have been using this serum now for about 2 ½ weeks. I did not do a patch test as recommended due to the high percentage of niacinamide, but only because I used another serum with similar ingredients last month and had no irritation. ✅ I did still just start out using it 2x the first week in the evening, but quickly changed to using it 2x every other day with no issues. ✅ After cleansing and toning, I apply 2-3 drops of the serum into my hands and pat it onto the skin until it absorbs. As it is a little watery, this was enough to cover my entire face and neck. ✅ I thought that the serum absorbed fairly quickly, although there is an initial tacky feeling that dries down after a few minutes. ✅ The directions indicate there is an option to reapply more as a spot treatment but I dIdn’t use the serum that way. ✅ When using it in the AM, I followed up with my moisturizer and sunscreen with no pilling. I put it on after toner but before my serum and moisturizer in PM. ✅ My skin seems to really like the Tiam Vita B3 serum, and I have already seen some results in the short time I’ve used it. Skin texture has improved and hyperpigmentation is fading slowly. It leaves my skin looking brighter, more hydrated with no oiliness and no irritation. ✅ This serum is suitable for all skin types, except sensitive ones which may not be suitable due to the high percentage of niacinamide. ✅ I would recommend as it has a decent amount of product and is priced at around $20 (or less on sale). ✅ I definitely plan to repurchase once I finish provided I continue to see improvement. My rating: 5 out of 5

Vita B3 Source

TIAM
Vita B3 Source

star rating

4.7

(1179)

favorite

1364

4

Reedle Shot 100

Day 4 is the VT Cosmetics Reedle Shot 100 - Retail price: $30 for 50ml This is another new product for me. I’ve been interested in trying it, as it uses cica and other ingredients to simulate the micro needling process. I’ve seen some videos/reviews on Social Media so intrigued with how/if this works or is more of a gimmick.

profile

glowandsunshine


Dry/Sensitive

I received this product for free from Yesstyle as a YS Influencer. Reedle Shot 100 is an ampoule that's a little different than other skincare products.🌿 It contains very small molecule active ingredients which makes them penetrate deeper into the skin, giving a slight tingling feeling while rubbing it in. The formula penetrates deeper into the skin’s dermal layer. It further contains cica, madecassoside and hyaluronic acid. There are 3 versions: 100, 300 and 700. I received the one which can be used daily if desired and that's not as strong as the other two. To be sure that my sensitive skin is not overwhelmed, I use it about 3x a week and after getting used to the tiny needle-like feeling, it doesn't bother me anymore. I use it as the first step or sometimes after toner. It has a smooth texture and I use about 2 pumps for my whole face. There's no scent to the product and I haven't had a skin reaction from the first use. I'd advise to use with caution though bc I noticed that my skin was getting red and broke out a little more when trying to use everyday so I stopped using it too frequently. I haven't been using it long enough to see the described effects but I'm hopeful and have noticed that I'm not breaking out too much currently. If it's this product or my retinol, idk 🤷🏻‍♀️ probably both With my rewards code SUNSHINE8 you can get extra 2-5% off your whole Yesstyle purchase 🛒 Update: after using it for longer and about 3x a week, my skin has started looking better with my current products. I believe it's not just this one but all of them working together, so I'm giving this four stars instead of three and would like to try the 300 version too if it's not too expensive

Reedle Shot 100

VT COSMETICS
Reedle Shot 100

star rating

4.6

(40)

favorite

32

5

Deep Sea Pure Water Cream

Day 5 is Purito’s Deep Sea Pure Water Cream Retail value: $16 I haven’t tried this before either, but it looks like it would be a great option for dry skin. It contains 60% Deep Sea Water and a Marine Complex of Glasswort, Sea Grapes, and Kelp to hydrate dry skin.

profile

hashiskincare


Dry/Sensitive

🌊The @purito_official Deep Sea Pure Water Cream is a gel cream that melts into a burst of hydration and feels like a huge glass of water for skin 💦With an impressive list of ingredients, it deeply hydrates, moistures in moderation forming a protective layer that prevents moisture loss without ever feeling heavy on skin 💧The lack of silicones and the choice of macadamia oil and olive derived emulsifiers gives a nice occlusive layer that still allows your skin to breathe 👃It has a neutral and clean smell due to the lack of fragrance and EOs This is an amazing cream at a great price point

Deep Sea Pure Water Cream

PURITO
Deep Sea Pure Water Cream

star rating

4.6

(361)

favorite

732

6

Centella A.C.E. Vitaful Miracle Healing Multi Balm

Day 6 is the Haruharu Wonder Centella A.C.E. Vitaful Miracle Healing Multi Balm Retail value: $28 Love this brand, plus this is also a new item for me! I love multi balms, especially with the weather getting colder and my skin feeling dry and flaky! Ingredients include olive oil, shea butter, centella Asiatica and sea buckthorn extract.

profile

avie151


Oily/Resilient

Haruharu WONDER - Centella A.C.E. Vitaful Miracle Healing Multi Balm As someone who has never used a balm in stick form before, I am amazed at how convenient and effective it is. I love that this product comes in a 26g stick, which is not only travel-friendly but also vegan and cruelty-free. It's always a bonus when a product aligns with my values. Plus, the fact that it has a PAO of 12 months ensures that I can enjoy it for a good amount of time. The packaging is sleek and easy to open, making it perfect for tossing into my bag or purse. And while the scent is barely noticeable, it's pleasant and doesn't overpower. I honestly can't find the right words to describe it, but trust me, it's nice. Key ingredients : Sea Buckthorn Fruit Extract: Rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K, this extract nourishes the skin, improves elasticity, and promotes a brighter complexion. Centella Alpha-Bisabolol: Derived from the Candeia tree bark, this natural ingredient combats hyperpigmentation, reduces dark spots, and helps achieve a more even skin tone. Olive Oil and Vitamin E: This powerful combination deeply moisturizes the skin. Olive oil provides intense hydration, while Vitamin E offers antioxidant protection, leaving the skin supple and revitalized. In terms of texture, the balm is quite firm and dense, as you would expect from a stick format. I've applied it all over the place just to test its effectiveness. My favourite way to use it is on my lips - it leaves them moisturized and soft. It also works wonders on my dry elbows and knees. I even use it at night to massage into my cuticles because, unfortunately, my job has left them incredibly dry. This balm works like a charm in that regard. While it can be used on the face, I personally don't prefer it. It leaves a sticky residue, which can be a bit bothersome. Although it does moisturize the skin, I find the tacky feeling to be a drawback, so I wouldn't recommend using it during the day. Perhaps it could work better for dry skin types at night, but not so much for combination or oily skin. Its convenient stick format, moisturizing properties, and versatility make it a must-have in my beauty routine. Whether you need it for your lips, dry patches, or cuticles, this balm does an excellent job. Give it a try and see the wonders it can work for your skin!

Centella A.C.E. Vitaful Miracle Healing Multi Balm

HaruHaru WONDER
Centella A.C.E. Vitaful Miracle Healing Multi Balm

star rating

5.0

(4)

favorite

12

upvote

6

comment

5

5 Comments

tracie user profile picture

tracie

Dry/Resilient

This looks like so much fun. I can’t wait to see what else is in the box. I will have to lookout for this next year.
upvote

0

comment

0

ellskincareee user profile picture
picky squad user badge

ellskincareee

Oily/Sensitive

Gorgeous product
upvote

0

comment

0

ellskincareee user profile picture
picky squad user badge

ellskincareee

Oily/Sensitive

Love that lip mask!!
upvote

0

comment

0

ellskincareee user profile picture
picky squad user badge

ellskincareee

Oily/Sensitive

That balm!! 😍
upvote

0

comment

0