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Skincare I’m Loving From It Cosmetics


First of all, I have to include some love for the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream in this post. It’s been ages since I posted about it but given it’s been a daily part of my routine I had to give it a shout out. I LOVE this stuff in the summer. SPF 50, and effective SPF 50 because it’s saved my face through a lot of summer days at the cottage!, beautiful yet natural looking coverage, and loaded with skincare benefits. I can’t get enough of this stuff. The funny thing is, when I first tried it years ago I didn’t like it. Now I’m sharing it with all my friends. I mix the shades fair and light for my perfect shade right now.

Now let’s dive into the skincare!

These first two skincare products I’ve had for a while. I’m actually happy I was late in posting my coverage because I now get to share with you that I have used and loved these products until they are empty. As a beauty blogger, with a variety of new and exciting products always crossing my path, I have to express how big of a deal that is. If I actually love something enough to use it consistently until it’s gone that says volumes. I have really loved the experience and the results using the Confidence skincare line.

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser

Confidence in a Cleanser Hydrating Cleansing Serum ($36 CAD) – I only use sulfate free and soap free cleansers and this creamy, yet still lathering, hydrating cleansing serum has been the perfect second step in my double cleansing routine following my cleansing oil. This beautiful cleanser not only is effective but it also is chock full of skin-loving ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal, super ceramide complex, and IT Cosmetics’ proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate. It leaves my skin feeling clean, soft, and healthy.

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser Ingredients: aqua/water/eau, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, glycerin, acrylates copolymer, sodium chloride, 1,2-hexanediol, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, arginine cocoate, cocamidopropyl betaine, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, potassium cocoyl glycinate, coco-glucoside, citric acid, hexylene glycol, portulaca oleracea extract, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, allantoin, xanthan gum, cymbopogon martini oil, pelargonium graveolens flower oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, citrus sinensis peel oil expressed, butylene glycol, hydrolyzed collagen, ethylhexylglycerin, niacinamide, camellia sinensis leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower water, colloidal oatmeal, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, glyceryl stearate, palmitic acid, stearic acid, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, hydrogenated polydecene, ceramide np, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, ceteareth-20, glyceryl citrate/lactate/linoleate/oleate, hydroxypropyl bispalmitamide mea, glycosphingolipids, glycine soja (soybean) sterols, meadowfoam estolide, ceramide ap, ethylhexyl isonanoate, squalane, sodium hyaluronate, polysorbate 20, carbomer, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, steareth-20, chrysin, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, n-hydroxysuccinimide, disodium edta, benzoic acid, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, chlorhexidine digluconate, fd&c yellow no. 5 (ci 19140). 

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

Confidence in a Cream Anti-Aging Moisturizing Face Cream ($63 CAD) I have been loving this moisturizer. It features the IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate which is activated on contact with the skin to infuse it with moisture and refine the appearance of pores, lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. The is Regenerative Concentrate includes ingredients like collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and niacin, peptides, and a super ceramide complex plus more to smooth skin’s texture, firm, and hydrate. I was delighted to discover this cream works as beautifully under makeup in the morning as it does as a night cream.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, ethylhexyl isononanoate, hydrogenated polyisobutene, caprylic/capric/myristic/stearic triglyceride, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, stearyl behenate, dimethicone, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, biosaccharide gum-1, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, cetearyl alcohol, palmitic acid, stearic acid, polyethylene, peg/ppg-20/15 dimethicone, phenyl methicone, portulaca oleracea extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, sodium hyaluronate, hydrogenated lecithin, polyquaternium-51, niacinamide, hydrolyzed collagen, camellia sinensis leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate, carbomer, peg-150 distearate, ceramide ap, glycosphingolipids, glyceryl polymethacrylate, meadowfoam estolide, sorbitan isostearate, squalane, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, polysorbate 20, steareth-20, n-hydroxysuccinimide, chrysin, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, polysorbate 60, aleuritic acid, yeast extract, glycoproteins, betaine, hydrogenated polydecene, ceramide np, allantoin, colloidal oatmeal, retinyl retinoate, polylactic acid, canola oil, cholesteryl nonanoate, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower water, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, eruca sativa leaf extract, glyceryl citrate/lactate/linoleate/oleate, ceteareth-20, hydroxypropyl bispalmitamide mea, glycine soja (soybean) sterols, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower oil, caprylhydroxamic acid, cetearyl glucoside, glucose, stearyl stearate, tromethamine, citric acid, 1,2-hexanediol, chlorhexidine digluconate, potassium sorbate, dipropylene glycol, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, cymbopogon citratus leaf oil, pelargonium graveolens oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, pogostemon cablin oil, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, ethylhexylglycerin, caramel, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, limonene, linalool.

It Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream

Confidence in an Eye Cream Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkling Brightening Eye Cream ($48 CAD) This eye cream includes the same Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate that the face cream does. It also add the benefit of Drop of Light Technology, a super ceramide complex, chrysin, licorice root, avocado and squaline to further smooth, refresh, firm and brighten the eye area.  It isn’t often I find an eye cream that I enjoy both the performance of as well as the texture and experience of and this eye cream has exceeded all my expectations. It also doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes. Eye creams often cause my eyes to water and this one doesn’t do that!

IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream Ingredients: aqua/water/eau, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, cetearyl alcohol, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, palmitic acid, stearic acid, dimethicone, niacinamide, peg-40 stearate, polysorbate 60, cetyl ethylhexanoate, glyceryl stearate, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, polyacrylate-13, polysilicone-11, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, polyisobutene, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, tromethamine, sorbitan stearate, phenoxyethanol, carbomer, chlorphenesin, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, phenyl trimethicone, ethylhexylglycerin, glycerin, caprylyl glycol, polysorbate 20, alkanna tinctoria root extract, sorbitan isostearate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, benzophenone-5, tin oxide, coptis japonica root extract, alcohol, disodium edta, sodium hyaluronate, tocopherol, citric acid, colloidal oatmeal, caffeine, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, squalane, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, royal jelly extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract, panax ginseng root extract, cholesteryl nonanoate, cholesteryl chloride, cholesteryl isostearate, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, sodium lauroyl lactylate, lecithin, anthemis nobilis flower extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, steareth-20, creatine, maris aqua/sea water/eau de mer, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, ceramide np, panthenol, polyglutamic acid, phytosphingosine, ceramide ap, tocopheryl acetate, arginine, isoleucine, leucine, valine, threonine, methionine, lysine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, cholesterol, histidine, saccharide isomerate, xanthan gum, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, n-hydroxysuccinimide, retinol, collagen, copper gluconate, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, acetyl hexapeptide-8, tea-cocoyl glutamate, potassium sorbate, copper tripeptide-1, magnesium aspartate, biotin, zinc gluconate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbic acid, palmitoyl oligopeptide, chrysin, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, chlorhexidine digluconate, ceramide eop, titanium dioxide (ci 77891).

Now that I’ve finished the IT Cosmetics Confidence skincare (I still have some of the cleanser left so I will continue using that) I am diving into the IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce and Miracle Water. I was already in love, just thanks to the stunning unicornesque iridescent packaging before I even tried the products!

It Cosmetics Secret Sauce

Secret Sauce Clinically  Anti-Aging Moisturizer for Radiant Skin ($88 CAD) This clinically advanced anti-aging moisturizer includes the powerful IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Fermented Complex. These actives are enhanced for optimal penetration to increase the absorption and maximize the benefits, of all the hydrating and anti-aging ingredients. This complex is combined with the Drops of Light Technology Concentrate (yes the same one in the Confidence in an Eye Cream for your whole face!) plus diamond powder, vitamin C, and licorice root. This cream is a powerhouse for hydrating and plumping skin while reducing the appearance of discoloration, pores, lines, and wrinkles all while giving you a radiant lit from within glow. I am so excited about this new addition to my skincare routine!

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Ingredients: (not so secret! Ha ha!) aqua/water/eau, butylene glycol, cetyl ethylhexanoate, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tribehenin peg-20 esters, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, hydrogenated polyisobutene, glyceryl stearate, palmitic acid, sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, stearic acid, dimethicone, isohexadecane, phenoxyethanol, tocopheryl acetate, chlorphenesin, tromethamine, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, polysorbate 80, ethylhexylglycerin, caprylyl glycol, sorbitan oleate, fragrance (parfum), disodium edta, myristic acid, squalane, ascorbic acid, colloidal oatmeal, cholesteryl oleyl carbonate, niacinamide, lactobacillus/pumpkin ferment extract, polymethylsilsesquioxane, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, lactobacillus/dipteryx odorata seed ferment filtrate, camellia sinensis leaf extract, tocopherol, panax ginseng root extract, sodium hyaluronate, cholesteryl nonanoate, cholesteryl isostearate, cholesteryl chloride, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, vegetable oil, sophora japonica flower extract, aspergillus/saccharomyces/rice ferment filtrate, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, retinyl palmitate, 1,2-hexanediol, steareth-20, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, hizikia fusiforme extract, chlorella minutissima extract, spirulina platensis extract, codium fragile extract, ulva lactuca extract, fucus vesiculosus extract, laminaria saccharina extract, gelidium cartilagineum extract, macrocystis pyrifera extract, laminaria digitata extract, lactobacillus/algae extract ferment, codium tomentosum extract, sargassum muticum extract, pikea robusta extract, algae extract, agarum cribosum extract, hydrolyzed algae extract, laminaria japonica extract, hydrolyzed ulva lactuca extract, porphyra yezoensis extract, chlorella ferment, ecklonia cava extract, enteromorpha compressa extract, haematococcus pluvialis extract, dunaliella salina extract, undaria pinnatifida extract, laminaria cloustoni extract, sargassum fulvellum extract, salicornia herbacea extract, hypnea musciformis extract, jania rubens extract, citric acid, aspergillus/rice ferment extract, polysorbate 20, rice ferment filtrate (sake), n-hydroxysuccinimide, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower water, lactobacillus/centella asiatica/gleditsia sinensis thorn/houttuynia cordata extract/phellodendron amurense bark/polygonum cuspidatum root/prunella vulgaris/torilis japonica extract ferment filtrate, phaseolus angularis seed extract, saccharomyces/camellia sinensis extract ferment filtrate, lactobacillus ferment, lactobacillus/rice ferment filtrate, bacillus/cordyceps sinensis/ganoderma lucidum/inonotus obliquus/lentinus edodes/phellinus linteus/schizophyllum commune/tricholoma matsutake extract ferment filtrate, carbomer, hydrolyzed collagen, algae oligosaccharides, macrocystis pyrifera (kelp) protein, diamond powder, potassium sorbate, acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, palmitoyl oligopeptide, chrysin, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, chlorhexidine digluconate.

It Cosmetics Miracle Water

Miracle Water Anti-Aging 3-in-1 Glow Tonic ($48 CAD) This is such an exciting new product. Truly. I am excited about this. So how is this a 3-in-1 tonic? Well, this one product serves as three products:

  • Skin-Brightening Radiance Booster to help purify, balance and brighten the look of your skin. Think of this like your toner.
  • Anti-Aging Treatment Essence to diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles. Think of this as your essence.
  • Skin-Softening Micellar Cleanser to gently attract, trap and remove dirt, oil, impurities, and makeup. Think of this as your micellar water.

So you can apply the Miracle Water after makeup removal and cleansing on a cotton pad as your toner. You can also apply it with or without a cotton pad as your essence. You can also use it as a micellar water as your cleanser and makeup remover. This is a highly effective micellar cleanser! It did as beautiful a job as my favorite micellar water at removing all of my makeup! The Miracle Water also includes the Secret Sauce Fermented Complex and Drops of Light Technology Concentrate along with anti-aging peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, rose, aloe, rice, chamomile, green tea water, licorice root, vitamin C, and diamond powder. Wow!

IT Cosmetics Miracle Water Ingredients: aqua/water/eau, dipropylene glycol, peg-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, propanediol, glycerin, butylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, ulmus davidiana root extract, amaranthus caudatus seed extract, saccharomyces/rice ferment filtrate extract, aspergillus/camellia sinensis leaf extract ferment filtrate, saccharum officinarum ferment extract, saccharomyces/rice ferment filtrate, aspergillus/rice ferment extract, lactobacillus/pumpkin ferment extract, lactobacillus/rice ferment, monascus/rice ferment, lactobacillus/kelp ferment filtrate, camellia sinensis leaf extract, panax ginseng root extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, bacillus/soybean ferment extract, phenoxyethanol, hydrogenated lecithin, ficus carica (fig) fruit extract, centella asiatica extract, ceramide np, lactobacillus/dipteryx odorata seed ferment filtrate, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, disodium edta, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium citrate, citric acid, rosa damascena flower water, portulaca oleracea extract, soluble collagen, sodium hyaluronate, xanthan gum, pueraria thunbergiana root extract, cnidium officinale root extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, paeonia lactiflora root extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, propylene glycol, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower/leaf extract, cholesteryl oleyl carbonate, cholesteryl chloride, cholesteryl dichlorobenzoate, cholesteryl nonanoate, bht, 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf water, polymethylsilsesquioxane, diamond powder, oryza sativa (rice) extract, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, hydrolyzed collagen, niacinamide, pearl extract, polysorbate 20, retinol, tocopheryl acetate, squalane.

Do you have any IT Cosmetics Skincare favorites? Are you excited to try any of these?

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