Ulta Fast Track To Flawless Collection Review – January 2016
Ulta recently released a couple of skincare collections. This one is the “Fast Track to Flawless” collection. I spend far too much money at Ulta and I love trying new skincare items so of course I had to have this! These are still available via the Ulta website as of the time of me writing this review. You get free shipping on Ulta.com orders over $50 and sometimes they have coupons on their main page, so definitely look out for that if you are thinking of ordering.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this collection. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Subscription Box: Ulta “Fast Track to Flawless” Skincare Collection
The Products: Deluxe skincare samples to correct imperfections and perfect your complexion
There was not an information card. However, the back of the box this collection came in had product names, sizes, ingredients, and a little icon indicating whether or not items are TSA-friendly sizes (everything in this box was).
Mario Badescu Drying Mask (0.5 oz) – Value $4.50
Love clay masks. I have combination skin but I have a really oily T-zone and a problem with my pores, so I use clay masks a couple of times a week. I often can’t tell one from another, but I will say that this one doesn’t irritate my eyes (some Freeman and Montagne Jeunesse ones do) so that is a big plus.
Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream (0.17 fl oz) – Value $24.48
This is a brand I’m familiar with through GWPs and BeautyDNA. Pretty much every Algenist product I’ve tried works very well for me. It’s too soon to tell if this is doing much, anti-aging wise, but I use eye cream at an incredibly slow rate (a FOIL will take me over a week to finish off) so there is at least enough to see if it works.
Dr. Brandt Pore Dermabrasion (0.25 oz) – Value $7.25
I’ve tried this before. Keys to success: don’t use it every day and press very lightly. This is some pretty harsh stuff (I do like it a lot, but now you are forewarned).
Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream (0.33 oz) – Value $10.68
Back when BeautyDNA was new, I got this one month. “Cloud Cream” is a good name considering the texture (which is both fluffy and dense at the same time). It’s also a great moisturizer that didn’t break out my skin.
7 Wonders Himalaya Camellia Pore Minimizing Mask (1 mask) – Value $6
I love sheet masks and try to use several a week, but I am more likely to pay $1 or $2 for sheet masks from Beauteque or something, so I am always happy to get something that costs more than that to try out. I think this helped make my pores look better, but that may be wishful thinking. Too hard to tell after only using it once.
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (0.17 fl oz) – Value $11.05
Unfortunately, I only use mineral sunscreens on my face (had a rash once before from chemical sunscreens). So this is getting used on my arms as soon as I am out of bulky winter sweaters!
Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum (0.25 fl oz) – Value $15
I like brightening and lightening products, but I am super pale. I am not sure how something like this would work if you had more pigment in your skin to begin with. Anyway, this is another one that is going to take some time to do its work so I don’t have any thing to report about its effectiveness just yet.
Verdict: This collection has a retail value of approximately $77. That’s about five times the cost of the collection, so it’s a great deal I’m happy to get to try a lot of these products in travel sizes because buying the full sized ones would get really expensive, really fast. And it’s less of a risk, if it turns out a product doesn’t work for me. In general, I think this is a good introduction to some of the higher end skincare products that Ulta carries (and the sizes are way better than a lot of the ones in their GWPs…) – particularly if you don’t buy stuff just to get GWPs all the time (which I may or may not be guilty of…).
What do you think of the Ulta “Fast Track to Flawless” Skincare Collection? Are you going to grab one?