Over the last couple of months I’ve been on a bit of a skincare kick, and I’m glad to report that I’ve found a few new products that I’m really enjoying and have helped make improvements. Two such products are Wink and Shine, one is a lash and brow enhancer, and the other is a brightening facial oil.
Wink ($40) and Shine ($60) are both creations from Megan and Miguel, who began their friendship and business partnership while students at MIT. A previous fan of lash extentions, Megan was searching for a solution to nourish her damaged eyelashes back to health.
After unsuccessful attempts with other lash enhancers, Megan took it upon herself to research and develop Wink, an all-natural product that gently encourages lash growth thanks to ingredients that are chock full of Essential Fatty Acids.
Wink is 100% natural and key ingredients include oils that are rich in Lineolic Oil and Omega 3, 6 and 9, such as Castor Oil, Himalyan Wild Cherry Oil, Kukui Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, and Sunflower Seed Oil. I’ve always loved using Castor Oil to enhance my lashes, and love that it’s a key ingredient in Wink along with so many other great ingredients.
What I really love about Wink is the applicator pen this marvelous mix of oils is housed in. This click pen is a brilliant idea! As directed, apply a thin layer to your brows and along your lash line at night after removing your makeup and washing your face, making sure to keep the pen upright while not in use. You can see visible results at 2 weeks with full results in 8-12 weeks. One pen lasted well over 4 weeks.
After four weeks of nightly use I have definitely noticed an improvement in the overall quality of my lashes. They are healthier, stronger, and Wink actually got me through a recent false eyelash mishap. I’m also having to tweeze my brows in areas I haven’t had to tweeze in quite a while!
Shine is an organic and natural brightening face oil that is designed to fade blemishes, moisturized dry skin, and brighten dark spots.
Shine is a vegan skincare product that moisturizes skin and can be used both morning and night. I’ve been using it at night after I’ve used the Tria Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser and wake up with soothed skin. This time around, the Tria is making my skin a little more red after use than the first time, so needless to say I’m very thankful for the skin nourishing and soothing benefits of Shine!
Shine is made from 70% organic ingredients which include Pomegranate Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Licorice Extract, and Lemon Peel Oil. FYI, both packages for Wink and Shine are recyclable!
My Final Thoughts: Both Wink and Shine are natural skincare products that have made a visible improvement in both my lashes and skin quality. I’m really impressed with the results and see this new company making big strides in the future!
Price: $40 – $60