Bad or Rad: IT Cosmetics Skin Care

I’ve never understood the hype that surrounds IT Cosmetics. My disinterest could be attributed to some Sephora snobbery or just a general sense of apathy towards this brand. That being said, when the opportunity arose for me to try IT Cosmetics skincare for free, I jumped on it because I genuinely want to understand why so many people rave about this brand. Luckily, I used some of my Sephora points to pick up the “IT Cosmetics – It’s Your Glow Getting Essentials” 500 point kit. This kit contained:

  • Miracle Water 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water Mini
  • Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm Mini
  • Secret Sauce Clinically Advanced Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer
  • Bye Bye Under Eye – Eye Cream

For the last month and a half, I’ve been meticulously trying out the aforementioned products from IT Cosmetics in the hopes of finding another great product to maintain my skin’s youthful glow and prevent the appearance of fine lines. Although great skincare doesn’t need to break the bank, I am willing to splurge if the products show me results. But are these products worth the price? Let’s find out.

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Miracle Water 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water

Claims: The Miracle Water 3-In-1 Micellar Cleansing Water promises to help purify, balance and brighten the appearance of your skin while diffusing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Also, as micellar water, the product promises to gently clean the skin, removing dirt and oil.

Application: For best application, dab some cleanser onto a cotton round and gently pat all over the face. Do not rinse off after application.

Reality: The Miracle Water left my skin feeling refreshed and bright, living up to the product’s claim. That being said, I didn’t see any improvement with the appearance of my fine lines and wrinkles.

Price: $38.00 USD

Rad or Bad? While this was a rad product, I would not purchase this again because of the product’s hefty price tag. If I’m going to spend $38.00 on a Micellar Water, it better be the best I’ve ever tried.

IT Cosmetics Miracle Water 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water Deluxe Mini
IT Cosmetics Miracle Water 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water Deluxe Mini

Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm

Claims: The Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm promises to instantly remove makeup and purify the skin, while also preventing the signs of aging through a skin-softening serum that adds moisture back to the skin. Over time, this product will help ward off the effects of pollutants and other free-radicals responsible for early signs of aging. According to the website:

Perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive, Bye Bye Makeup™ takes it all off (without stripping)—and leaves your skin instantly hydrated and supple!

Application: This makeup remover is a true balm – while it is stiff at first, the product quickly melts in hands. For best application, apply a small amount to the face and gently rub into the skin.

Reality: I didn’t have high hopes for this product when another blogger friend told me this broke her out. Without a doubt, this was one of the worst makeup removers I’ve ever used. Not only did the balmy formula feel thick on the skin, but it left a residue that made my skin feel greasy and caused breakouts. This product is not perfect for all skin types, especially those with sensitive, oily skin.

Despite using charcoal masks and other strong cleansers, I couldn’t make this product work for me. Thus, I decided to toss it out.

Price: $38.00

Bad or Rad? The Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm was horrific for my sensitive skin. I would not repurchase and would only recommend this to individuals with severely dry skin.

Secret Sauce Clinically Advanced Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer

Claims: The Secret Sauce promises to instantly transform and hydrate the skin while fighting the signs of aging with anti-aging peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, licorice root, and vitamin C. Moreover, this product contains bioluminescence and diamond powder to give the appearance of a youthful glow.

Application: The Secret Sauce is best applied with clean hands onto a freshly washed face. Since this comes in a jar, this product is not totally suitable for sharing.

Reality: The Secret Sauce was another dud. Although I have oily skin, this product actually made my skin feel dry and dehydrated after a few weeks of use every morning and night. Moreover, because my skin wasn’t getting the hydration that it desperately needed, my skin started to look dull and my fine lines became more pronounced.

Price: $68.00

Bad or Rad? Bad – I would never pay $68.00 for this moisturizer when there are better moisturizers at the drugstore for less than a third of the price.

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Cream
IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Cream

Bye Bye Under Eye – Eye Cream

Claims: Bye Bye Under Eye promises to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness. Also, this under eye cream promises to brighten dark circles, while preventing the signs of aging through powerful ingredients like caffeine, vitamin C, cucumber extract and peptides.

Application: This product comes in a jar and is best applied with fingers.

Reality: HOLY COW! This is the most amazing eye cream I’ve tried to date. I saw results immediately after application. In fact, I applied this cream under one eye and asked my boyfriend and family members whether they thought one eye looked any different than the other and their feedback was unanimous. The eye that I had applied Bye Bye Under Eye looked noticeably brighter and tighter.

However, for how amazing this product worked, it is not without its faults. Once I run out of my deluxe mini, I am unlikely to repurchase because the cream was too heavy for regular use under my eye. In fact, it made the milia (tiny bumps) under my eyes much worse. Additionally, I am unsure whether this product is actually treating my under eye wrinkles and dark circles, or if the cream merely contains ingredients that make my skin look brighter.

Price: $48.00 USD

IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream
IT Cosmetics – Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream

Final Thoughts on IT Cosmetics Skincare 

Honestly, I still have no clue what to make of this brand. Although I enjoyed two of the products, The Miracle Water and Bye Bye Under Eye, I absolutely hated the two other products that came in this Sephora kit. In fact, I’ve been using some drugstore gems that worked better for my skin even though they lacked the same long list of fancy ingredients. Based on this experience with IT Cosmetics skincare, I am unlikely to try a full-size product outright, but I would be willing to try some small, deluxe size samples.

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Moreover, I’m not sure that these products actually did anything to prevent the signs of aging or if the products just contained ingredients that provided a false illusion that my skin looked more radiant and youthful. In my experience, I’d rather use a product that was more effective at preventing aging than a product that provides a temporary glow.

Finally, I want to note that while IT Cosmetics skincare didn’t work well for me, this product could work great for individuals with different skin types or skincare needs.

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Have you tried IT Cosmetics before – what did you think of this brand? What are your holy grail products? Please let me know in the comments below.