In Our Makeup Bag: SUPER by Perricone 3-Minute Facial

What It Is:
SUPER by Nicholas Perricone 3-Minute Facial with Ginger

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
Skincare is one thing that I find college gals often overlook. I’ll admit it — it’s much more fun to buy colorful makeup than boring, smelly soaps and serums. However, without a proper skincare regimen, your face and skin will never look its best!
Dr. Nicholas Perricone is known for high-powered skincare. His newest line, SUPER, harnesses the power of nature’s superfoods to help your skin be its best (and features adorable packaging). I decided to try out the 3-Minute Facial with Ginger as I’m a sucker for a good mask.
How To Use It:
Despite coming with few instructions, it doesn’t take one very long to realize that the included mini-spatula is to be used to apply the mask. It has the consistency of a very thick body cream and applies nicely. I use a fairly thin layer, spreading the 3-Minute Facial out so it is more sheer than opaque. Almost immediately after applying, your face begins to tingle! Set a timer for 3 minutes and then wash off with warm water and a face cloth.
CC Rating: A

I’ll admit it: I was skeptical about this one. How much could a mask do in 3 minutes?! I can officially say that Dr. Perricone has BLOWN me away with this one. In 3 minutes my skin is left glowing and hydrated and has a slight tingle for the rest of the day. It’s like an instant wake-up call for your skin!
I’ve found this to be perfect for my student lifestyle. If I didn’t get enough sleep the night before or feel slightly (or extremely) hungover, the 3-Minute Facial helps me feel and look my best! I can’t believe what an improvement 3 minutes makes to my skin and I love that it’s quick enough to use during my uber-rushed morning routine. The $50 price tag is the only thing keeping this facial from A+ status; I know it’s going to stop a lot of students from running out to their nearest Sephora and picking this up tomorrow. I can say that my 15 or so applications of this mask have barely made a dent in the 2oz jar, so don’t worry about going through it too quickly.
If you can’t drop $50 on a single skincare item, put this at the top of your Christmas list! You skin will thank you!
[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]

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