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May 30, 2012

beauty scoop | eminence coconut milk cleanser

If you’re like me, you may have come back from the long holiday weekend with a bit of flush to your face.

I spent some time at the lake with my best friend Liz and the teacher man, and I got a bit too much sun (so much for reapplying sunscreen!). While I’m not burnt to a crisp, my face is a bit pinker than normal, and I’m being careful to keep it from drying out by changing up my regular beauty routine.

First thing I updated was my face wash. I usually use a mild, soap-free cleanser (like this or this), but to give my face a little added moisture, I’ve been using Eminence Coconut Milk Cleanser in the morning and evening.

eminence coconut milk cleanser

{The full-size Coconut Milk Cleanser costs $36 for 8 ounces. Photo Courtesy Eminence}

Eminence sent me a sample of its Sun Care Starter Set, which includes five small sample sizes of warm-weather products. I have a few favorites from this kit that I’m considering buying the full size, including the cleanser.

I like this cleanser because it almost feels like lotion as your massage it into your damp skin. It’s got a fresh, tropical coconut scent (made from real coconut milk, which helps moisturize, as well as coconut oil, a protecting antioxidant), and it also boasts soothing calendula — just what sensitive, sunned skin needs for a little pick-me-up.

I probably have about two more servings left in my small sample — then I’ll be heading on over to the DermStore to get a bottle (free shipping!) to last all summer long. I should probably be a bit wiser about packing enough sunscreen for my long weekends this summer.

What are your post-sun beauty rituals? How do you change up your routine to help heal overexposed skin? Tell me your favorite products and tips in the comments section.

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  • http://www.mimiandchichi.com/ Jess

    I always love your beauty tips! I’ll be sure to get some of this if I get too much sun on my face ^_^

  • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @jess thanks girl! this stuff is great. so creamy + nourishing. xo

  • http://styleofsam.blogspot.com/ Samantha

    I always like hearing about creamy cleansers! My skin is very upset lately because the heat, and I haven’t found anything that helps yet. Maybe I should look into it. :)

    xo, sam

    • http://kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

      @sam im usually a foaming cleanser girl, but i keep a few good, creamy cleansers on hand (esp during winter!). guess it’s good to have one for summer sun mishaps, too :) xo

  • http://www.bebeautysmart.com BebeautySmart (Dina)

    Nice post!:)

    As an esthetician I always tell everyone try to avoid sun as much as possible, but if you go to the beach, then exfoliate your skin first so you can get rid of you dead skins, then apply a broad spectrum sunscreen (like Badger Balm SPF 30) 15 mins at least before being exposed.

    Use Yellow sweetclover (yellow melilot)- it has anti-inflammatory properties, Marigold and yarrow extract protects the sensitive skin, the tomato, carrot juice and the extract of sea buckthorn oil complete the pigments (melanin) protective effects, Cocoa butter, jojoba oil and sesame oil are nourishing and protect the skin.

    For healing: make a tee from 3 bags of black tee. When it’s cooled down, dunk a towel into the tea and dab it onto the sunburn. Repeat it many times.

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  • http://galaboutmtl.wordpress.com/ Gal About Montreal

    Glad to see the great review! Just ordered this cleanser for myself in anticipation of fall/winter problem skin. :S I’ll review once I receive it!
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