Electrical Engineer | Make-up & Skincare Enthusiast | Always the winged-eyeliner girl❣️
Please read my previous post to know the benefits of niacinamide and why we all need one niacinamide product in our skin routines. These are my top 3 niacinamide products that I love!! I have used these three over a period of time and absolutely love all these three. NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% tips my chart for the best niacinamide products out there. I have currently been using this for over two months and I am seeing great results. The product itself is a very light weight serum. Gets absorbed into the skin very quickly and is not sticky or heavy. Sits well under my makeup. My skin has evened out in both texture and it’s tone. This product doesn’t have a particular fragrance and doesn’t cause any skin irritations. PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster is my second choice on this list. This is a booster product and I used to mix this with my moisturizer. Just great results for this one too- my skin pores looked much smaller, evened out my skin and helped my skin retain its moisturizer . Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum this also another great niacinamide to add onto your skin routine. This product kinda looks like a highlighter on your face because it gives a glow. Very effective though, reduced my hyperpigmentation and helped my skin looked more clear and left it hydrated. So, in short all these three are great Niacinamide products. They were all effective, great results and evened out my skin tone and texture .
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
Niacinamide and it’s Benefits!!
Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B-3, an essential nutrient. It can help build proteins in the skin and lock in moisture to prevent environmental damage. Immunity. Niacinamide helps build keratinTrusted Source, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy. Lipid barrier. Niacinamide can help your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrierTrusted Source, which can, in turn, helps retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or mature skin. Minimizes redness and blotchiness. Niacinamide reduces inflammationTrusted Source, which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions. Minimizes pore appearance. Keeping skin smooth and moisturizedTrusted Source may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time. Regulates oil. The benefits of moisture retention aren’t just for those with dry skin types. Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce and prevent your glands from going into overdrive. Protects against sun damage. Niacinamide can concurrently rebuild healthy skin cells while also protecting them from damage caused by ultraviolet rays. Treats hyperpigmentation. Some research has found 5 percent niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. Benefits were seen after four weeks, but not beyond two months. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production. Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. Research has also found that the same concentration was helpful in reducing some signs of sun damage that come with aging. This includes fine lines and wrinkles. Protects against oxidative stress. Niacinamide helps build cells in the skin while also protecting them from environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins. Treats acne. Niacinamide may be helpful for severe acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture. Read my next post for Niacinamide product sugguestions , to add a niacinamide to your daily routine!!
Why we all need a jade roller in our lives!!
The first time I saw a jade roller, what I really saw was yet another thing that would collect dust in my bathroom cabinet. I know, It’s really pretty. But also, it’s just a rock. Then when I began to see jade rollers everywhere, I decided to give it a try. The idea behind it is fairly simple: Jade is relatively cool to the touch, and has the ability to stay cool even when it comes in contact with the skin. This cooling helps with brightening your complexion, reducing puffiness, stimulating lymphatic drainage, and promoting blood circulation. I have been using this for about 3-4 months now and yes, I have seen a huge difference on my face. This is how I use it, and I start with a clean fresh face. I always use a serum like my Niacinamide or my vit C , sometimes even my moisturizer and I apply medium pressure . Here's my step-by-step guide: Neck: I like to work from my neck upwards. Use the large oval side and roll up and down the neck, from one side to the other with medium pressure, to kick-start the lymphatic system. Jawline: Still using the large oval side, move to the mandibular bone (jawline), and start at the center of your chin. Work from the middle of the chin across towards your earlobe, and do five to six passes on each area as you work up the face. Repeat on the other side. Forehead: Next, move to the forehead, this time using the larger oval side. Start at the center. Work from the center across towards your outer temples, doing five to seven passes, and repeat on the other side. Then, cross by starting at the brows, and move upwards towards the hairline. Move it across the forehead. Eyes: Using the smaller end with medium pressure, gently roll from the inner corner towards the outer corner, up towards the brow bone. Make sure to get the undereye area and crow's feet. Roll back and forth, about 10 times. Repeat on the other side. My face looks much less puffier after using the jade roller, especially under my eyes. My skin has become more smoother and clearer , and just looks much less pale in the mornings. I promise, you will not regret investing on this.❣️
Best Moisturizer ❣️
I think I've finally hit the jackpot after years of switching moisturizers, with this Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet! This moisturizer is really light but still seems to provide the right amount of moisture for my skin without causing it to become greasy or break out. It's light enough to even use under my makeup! My skin pretty much drinks this stuff in. It has THE Caudalie smell and does not smell sweet or like sorbet at all. The scent of Caudalie products is hard to describe. It's a calming fresh scent with hint of herbalness and a hint of white sparkling grape juice. It's not cloying or anything. Personally, I love the smell of their products. The consistency is a whipped like cream that spreads into the skin with an invisible water like fluidity. It absorbs quickly and does not feel greasy, just moist. When it's fully absorbed my skin feels soft, hydrated, plump, and refreshed. My skin is looking pretty amazing since using this daily. It's looking more balanced, has become softer, more refined in texture and tone, and dry, flaky, rough textures are disappearing with each use. My makeup has been applying better and looking better with this under it. I also feel like this moisturizer also allows my skin to breathe. I use it once in the morning after cleansing or before makeup application and once before bed. You only need a small amount, nickel size dollop at the most for both face and neck. All in all I highly recommend this moisturizer for sensitive skin that is dehydrated but prone to breakouts and irritation, who need something light, gentle but effective. This could be THE moisturizer that finally helps. I know it's been helping me❣️
CAUDALIE-Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
Most Effective Vit C Serum!!
For years, I have been using the Sweet CHEF - Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot . I really love this product and I have dedicated a whole another review for this product on my page. However, lately my skin changed a lot and I started noticing that it wasn’t responding much to the products that I had been using .So, I went ahead and did a revamp for my skin -care routines and in the process, I found the most effective Vit C out in the market right now! NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum is a 22% vit C serum complex, which is pretty strong when we compare with most of the vit C serums out there in the market. However, this product is formulated and packaged in a way that this high percentage of Vit C does only good for your skin because it’s in the encapsulated form and has gold s one of its ingredients which just makes the Vit C more stable. I have been using this product for about 3 weeks now and started noticing the difference in my skin within the first week. I had dark spots disappearing and my skin started to get a more even texture and tone . The product has a serum structure and comes in a opaque bottle with dropper, which is very easy for application. The product itself is a golden translucent liquid that gets absorbed very quickly into the skin. Doesn’t feel sticky, oily or heavy like some Vit C products out there. There is no specific fragrance associated with it , which makes it great for even the most sensitive skin type. I use the product everyday in the morning and sometimes in the evening( when I am not using my Retinol). I just can’t get enough of this product or this brand. This is just one really effective Vit C. This brand Naturium, is a clean brand , which made me more attracted towards trying their products. So, for all those of you searching for a Vit C that actually works- this is the ONE!! ❣️ P.S: I also got their NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% and will put out a post for this product soon!
Sweet CHEF-Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot
Asarai- first impression!
ASARAI - Earth Tones Face Mask Asarai Earth Tones Australian Red Clay Mask is a rich, buttery wash-off mask that contains Australian Red Clay from the Outback. The clay mask is creamy smooth and glides across the skin very easily without dragging. The red clay is so finely-milled, I did not detect any grainy texture between my fingers. It was really easy to get a thin and even layer with just a small dollop of product. I applied it with my fingers, a mask brush is optional. A little goes a long way. I did not experience any harsh tightening effect nor sensitivities after 10 mins. Granted, I did mist twice during the wait time to prevent it from drying out my skin. I do this with all clay masks. Upon contact with water, the mask started emulsifying. I was able to rinse the mask off really quickly and easily without the aid of my handy dandy silicone cleansing pad. My skin felt clean yet deeply hydrated. There was no dryness nor tightening sensation within 10 mins after toweling off. This was a record since I’m used to an immediate shriveling effect after cleansing. My skin also felt supple, smooth, and soft. Pores were looking cleaner and smaller. This is my first impression review! I must say that ASARAI - Earth Tones Face Mask did make a great first impression. I am definitely going to use this atleast twice per week. I am astonished by the results from just my first use. Love this mask❣️
ASARAI-Earth Tones Face Mask
Bye bye to milia in ONE week! ❤
I've lived with small white bumps for at least 2 years and have tried many anti-milia products which just turned out to be disappointing. Sometimes they even got worse with an itchy feeling which drove me crazy! Recently I found Clinique anti-blemish solutions clarifying lotion and the result was just AMAZING! I have bought it online when the official website was having a sale. The texture is like jelly and it never drys my skin out. I feel my skin is so fresh and smooth after using it! It DID help make the bumps less noticeable for merely about a week. After another couple of days, I was so excited to find that my milia had totally disappeared! Now it has become part of my daily skincare routine and I have never bumped with any breakouts! Even though it's not cheap, I'd like to say that this holy grail babe 100% worths investing! Clinique often does discounts, so anyone fancy trying it can keep an eye on it!
MORPHE - 3B Pure Nude Eyeshadow Palette this is my go to palette for everything. Honestly I just throw it in my purse and go. I use it for everything especially when I travel. Not to mention the shades are very blendable. You can get really pretty soft glam looks with this palette. I will be repurchasing. And it’s only $6. Do yourself a favor and grab this!
MORPHE-3B Pure Nude Eyeshadow Palette
SUNSCREEN ROUND-UP ☀️
Ever since I was a pre-teen, my mom stressed the importance of sunscreen and protecting my skin from sun damage. Luckily I listened to my mom and started wearing sunscreen every. single. day. starting at 13. At almost a decade later, I must say that visibly there aren’t many changes or differences in my skin from when I was younger besides the normal aging of skin like pore size and acne breakouts. Although, I have seen a difference in my skin compared to some friends who don’t wear sunscreen on a daily basis. There are many factors that can effect your skin but sun protection is a main one that can be easily avoided to prevent premature wrinkles, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, etc. Sunscreen is a huuuge interest of mine so here are four super different formulas to compare! SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 SPF Type: Physical Key ingredients: Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide This one almost feels like a dry oil. It has that super emollient and runny texture that blends into the skin easily. It looks tinted when it first comes out of the bottle but it doesn’t offer any coverage when applied. I love this one especially when my skin is feeling a little lack luster because it does leave behind a glow! ILIA - Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 SPF Type: Physical Key ingredients: Non-nano Zinc Oxide, Squalane, Niacinamide & Hyaluronic Acid This is what I would call a tinted moisturizer with SPF. I wouldn’t use this on its own to protect my skin because with products that offer coverage, it’s hard to know how much product is actually SPF 40. We tend to apply only as much product as you need the coverage. This is a great topper for sunscreen though- a step to add a tint to the skin plus additional sun protection. The texture is super lightweight and runny (more like a thin serum). BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Mineral SPF 45 (old formulation) SPF Type: Physical Key ingredients: Squalane, Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide This sunscreen is a much thicker consistency than the above two. It goes on like a classic “sunscreen lotion” and definitely leaves behind a white cast (even on my skin tone which is pretty light!). If you can get past the white cast, it’s an amazing physical sunscreen that offers great protection. The white cast just makes my skin look ashy and grey, which if I’m wearing a full face of foundation is fine, but because I rarely wear foundation I don’t prefer it. Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 SPF Type: Chemical This is a clear dimethicone-feeling cream that reminds me of a smoothing primer. It helps to blur out pores and texture and leaves the skin looking soft-matte. It’s probably the driest feeling on the skin compared to the above sunscreens but is a great option for everyday. I usually prefer physical SPFs to chemical, but this is the best chemical one I’ve tried!
SKINCEUTICALS-Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50