Budget Makeup Remover for Sensitive Skin!!!
I had recently ran out of my CAUDALIE - Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil (which has been discontinued 😔) as well as my CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and I was looking for a new, but cheaper way to remove my makeup. I'm on a tight budget right now and couldn't afford to spend $30 on something that JUST removes my makeup. I tend to save money when it comes to cleansers, moisturizers and makeup removers, but splurge on the treatments and masks. I recently bought the POND'S - Cold Cream Cleanser after Dr. Dray, a dermatologist based in Houston recommended it on her YT channel. Ponds recently came out with a fragrance free version, so her, and now I, hopped on board! About the Product 🤍 This is a cold cream, which is an oil based cream first cleanse, that feels almost like a super heavy moisturizer. It gets the job done, but in no way is it luxurious or like "top-end" first cleanses. Their Balm may be different, but it has fragrance. This does have mineral oil in it, but don't worry, it's only a first cleanse so as long as you second cleanse you won't have to worry about it lingering on your skin. But In the process it does feel quite thick and filmy. My Experience 🤍 I have acne-prone, combination skin and this works well for me. It's definitely thick and you NEED to second cleanse to get all of it off. I apply it to dry skin and it breaks down my makeup but it doesnt really emulsify well or come off with just water, which Is fine by me, my second cleanse gets the job done. This did not irritate my acne prone skin or clog my pores. In fact my skin looks BETTER now then it did using the caudalie one, which had fragrance and some other pore clogging components. If you're looking for a good, budget drugstore makeup remover that is AMAZING for sensitive or acne prone skin, then give this a try! It's not luxury, but it gets the job done!!
POND'S-Cold Cream Cleanser
THE BEST MOISTURIZERS I HAVE EVER BOUGHT
These are my HOLY GRAIL moisturizers. I spent so much time looking for the perfect moisturizers, and I have arrived! 🤩 And everyone could benefit from any of these. I'm a huge believer in that even if you don't have "sensitive skin" it's so important to use moisturizers with non-irritating, and barrier protecting ingredients, that won't clog pores or cause breakouts. I am super prone to clogged pores, fungal acne, and breakouts, and I am extremely picky about my moisturizers. I only use ones that don't clog pores! For my oily skin babies, the #La Roche-Posay - TOLERIANE FLUIDE OIL FREE MOISTURIZER[products]#[FiveStars] is amazing! In the winter I found it to be not moisturizing enough, but in the summer it was perfect for my combo skin. There is no chance this moisturizer will clog pores or irritate breakouts. It's so lightweight and wears great under makeup. It's also oil, essential oil, and fragrance free. I do find this a bit overpriced, especially since I went through it pretty fast. It's the most expensive out of the three of these, being about $30. Some say this is purely an oily skin moisturizer, but I think anyone can benefit from the Benton - Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel I love using this especially after a chemical peel or when my skin is irritated. It's extremely calming and redness relieving. I find it to be both moisturizing and hydrating, especially when I lock it all in with my vanicream moistuizer which I will mention next! This gel is the only moisturizer I use on my forehead because it's AMAZING for FUNGAL ACNE. It has antibacterial properties and doesn't promote growth in fungal acne. It's smoothed down my forehead so much, and it's only like $15! Now let me tell you about the #Vanicream - Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer [products]#[FiveStars] . This is the BEST moisturizer I've ever owned in MY LIFE. Even though I don't have super oily skin, I still crave a deeply moisturizing moisturizer with ceramides and humectants. But most of them out there aren't suitable for acne prone skin. So for those of ya'll with DRY, ACNE-PRONE skin, you will LOVE this. Same with aging skin, sensitive skin...if you have SKIN you will love this. This moisturizer has squalene, Glycerin, and 5 key ceramides, and it's $14.99! And it's guaranteed NO reaction or NO sensitivity, which I love. I picked this up after I was sick of using the DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream and found that it was breaking me out, and wasn't moisturizing enough. It has about the same texture, but the vanicream is less gel-like. BUT with the added antiaging and peptide/ceramide benefits, you could say this was a dupe for the DE one...just better!
Benton-Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel
Products Getting Me Through Winter! ❄
Since I can remember I've had oily to combination skin, until this winter. It's been a rough one! My skin has been SO dry, and it's hard to keep up with it. Especially since I'm prone to acne and clogged pores, so I can't use a lot of heavy creams and pore clogging products. These I wouldn't be able to live without this winter! COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 🐌 I love this essence! This is a Korean product (Korean skin care will always be a hit). And it's made with Snail Mucin, weird right? This contains 96% snail mucin, which has incredible healing and antimicrobial properties. It promotes collagen production and aids in skin regeneration. And it's a top pick for dry skin types because of its amazing ability to hydrate. This has a jelly-like texture and I find myself ALWAYS reaching for this. Most of the claimed benefits do come with time. Another product I'm loving is the DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum 💧This is a serum that came in a DE kit and I really want the full size! This seriously feels like a cold drink of water for your skin. It's lightweight and spreads nicely. It not only has Sodium Hyaluronate, (which is like hyarulonic Acid on steroids) but also Pineapple Ceramide and provitamin B5, an amazing humectant. As well as a lentil/apple/watermelon complex. It's not crazy different from other Hyarulonic Acid serums I've tried, but it's great! I finally got to try the cult favorite DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream . And wow I'm glad I did! This cream does have a few possible pore clogging ingredients so I was afraid to use it, but It's helped my dryness so much! It feels sooo moisturizing and soothing. I love that this is a protein moisturizer that has peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily to improve your overall skin health. This is an amazing anti-aging and skin strengthening moisturizer. I love using this it's a great experience. I already reviewed this incredible product, the Glossier. - Balm Dotcom 👄 It's become a staple lip balm for me. It's extremely hydrating and packed with antioxidants and natural emollients. It has Castor Oil, Beeswax, and Lanolin to seal in moisture. It leaves my lips looking sooo hydrated and smooth. It's THE perfect lip balm and I am obsessed. Feel free to comment or ask any questions below 💗
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
No-Makeup Monday! (and a guide to hormonal acne)
I'm very proud of my skin right now considering I'm on my period and extremely hormonal. Of course the texture is THERE and REAL. (The lighting is just good.) On my period I usually get whiteheads on my nose & chin, painful mild acne on my hairline, & small annoying texture alllll over my cheeks. Which I AM experiencing, but I've been keeping under control better then ever! Do you experience hormonal acne? ⬇️ DON'T PICK, SQUEEZE, OR POP (or just keep it to a minimum) I get it, it's tempting, and our anxiety can get to us. Honestly, in my opinion, sometimes it's harmless. I removed a blackhead yesterday and immediately took the precautions afterwards. But I used to sit in front of my mirror for so long just picking at my entire face. Until I would step back and cry because my skin looked so ruined, red, and inflammed. I would cancel any plans I had coming up and dwell in my room. Get enough SLEEP! 💤 A good sleep schedule is so important for your skin, and not just when you're on your period. (But it definitely does help.) I've been on vacation and getting more sleep then normal. I've definitely noticed a difference in my skin! Keep your hair out of your face! 🚫 I never realized how much I could control the texture on my cheeks by just keeping my hair up & away from my face. It minimizes irritation and the spread of bacteria so much! Wash/switch out your pillowcases! 🛏 On my period I try to switch out my pillowcases after 2 consecutive uses. So every other night. I've noticed a huge difference in my hormonal acne by doing this. When i'm not on my period I switch them out every week. (or at least I try to.) But your pillowcase collects so much bacteria, even from your hair! And I definitely don't want my hair grease & products transferring onto my skin the next night. Don't overexfoliate or overuse treatments!⚠️ This was one of my biggest mistakes in the past, especially when on my period. I would go crazy on acids to try to clear up my skin. It's better to keep it consistent, or even go easier on your skin. Typically I do some kind of exfoliating every night, switching out between BHA and AHA's. So I use BHA about 3 times a week and AHA about 3 times a week. (And in the morning a vitamin C.) But this week, a few nights I used my COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence And my La Roche Posay Toleriane fluide Oil free Moisturizer, and called it good. (A review about this moisturizer coming soon!) Other products that I love for my hormonal acne ⬇️ REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Toner FARMACY - Deep Sweep elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Kate Somerville - EradiKate Acne Treatment CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
CeraVe-Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
How FABulous is this mask really?
This mask definitely surprised me! 🤩 I got it for really cheap at TJ Max, so I was really excited I wouldn't have to spend $30 on it. (But it's definitely still worth that price). I had heard of this mask before, but a few people were saying it was just like putting jelly on your face, and it didn't really do anything... I disagree!! 🚫 This is the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask . First Aid Beauty is a brand I admire for its consistently reliable formulas that are always suitable for sensitive skin types. I see results with their products without damaging my skin, and without a terribly high price tag 💰 This mask has superfoods Ginger and Turmeric to soothe and comfort stressed out skin. It also has Vitamin C which evens and brightens your skin. This mask is definitely like putting jelly on your face. It dries down clear so you can BARELY tell you even have a mask on. I keep it on for about 30-45 minutes. This mask immediately... - Brightens my skin - Reduces redness - Calms down inflammation and blemishes - Evens out skin tone I love how bright and even my skin looks RIGHT after taking this off. I love using this mask before an important event, when I want to look a little extra! And with use overtime I saw my dark spots lighten and and my skin start to feel more smooth. I use this mask about 3 times a week. I really think that's what it took to lightening my dark spots. Feel free to comment or ask any questions below 💗
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Hello FAB Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask
Chapped Lips BE GONE 🌼
I am honestly blown away by this lip balm!! I'm very picky about my chapsticks and lip balms. The consistency, feel, effectiveness, taste... everything! And THIS lives up to my standards, and then keeps on going. If you struggle with chapped lips as much as I do, this will be a god send! 😍 About Glossier 🌸 Glossier is a beauty brand aimed towards millennials, and amazingly went from a small blog to a billion dollar company in just a few years. With its modern and aesthetic packaging, it draws the eyes of many. Glossier focuses on skin care, makeup, and fragrance. The Product 🌸 The Glossier. - Balm Dotcom is a cult favorite and bestseller, which is what eventually drove me to purchase it. Especially when one of my favorite influencers Susan Yara raved about it. It's packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish dry, chafed skin. It's formulated with Castor Oil, Beeswax, and Lanolin. As well as Capuano Fruit Extract which is rich in Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids. This powerhouse product also has Rice Bran and Rosemary Leaf Extracts which work as antioxidants and helps to combat free-radical skin damage. The Balm Dotcom also has 9 different flavors available. All with different colored packaging and flavor. There are a few ingredients that also differ from flavor to flavor. My Experience 🌸 This balm was SO hydrating and instantly plumped and softened my lips. It comes out VERY thick, which scared me a bit, because I like what I put on my lips to feel lightweight. But as soon as I put this on it melted into my lips and felt like nothing! It didn't feel heavy at all. Now I get the hype!!! Also a little goes a long way and the packaging is a decent size so it will last me a while. I got the mango flavor because I like the colors on the packaging the best, plus my boyfriend really likes mango. 🙈 Tonight I'm going to use this before I go to bed then put on the LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask on top of it to lock it all in. My dry winter lips will love me. 🥰
My New Beauty Buy for the Ultimate Glow 🤩
If you haven’t heard the hype about My Topicals.. I am here to drop a gem on y’all. My Topicals is the newest, trendiest, hyped brand out and for GOOD reason. A few quick facts about why you should also Stan this company WOC owned and operated (recent grads too!) that have partnered with dermatology to develop top notch effective formulas My Topicals donates a portion of its profits to the JED foundation to help youth dealing with mental health struggles. They are passionate about helping/speaking about how mental health is related to skin conditions and self esteem, which I think its great. The formulations are impeccable, with nearly every ingredient you need to either fade hyperpigmentation (faded) or sooth eczema (like butter). They are unfragranced, a big plus for sensitive skin, and use tubes for packaging which is great for hygienic purposes, but also an eco friendly option! Now I’ve been using both of these products for about 2 weeks and.. 🤯 they are here to stay in my routine for a long time. TOPICALS - Faded Brightening & Clearing Gel ❣️Faded (she is a little stinky~ a little sulfur smelling) is suuuuuper amazing for any hyperpigmentation, discolorations, or uneven skin. I use it underneath my healing ointment and in the morning you can already see how glowy your skin looks, and the dark marks lightened within the first 3 days of using it. SHOOK. TOPICALS - Like Butter Hydrating Mask ❣️Like Butter lives up to its name and is a silky, smooth, creamy product that soothes cracked, irritated and eczema prone skin that needs TLC. It goes on like a dream, and you can use it as a mask or a leave on treatment (like me hehe). Its hydrating cocktail of ceramaides, turmeric and ginseng for anti inflammatory properties, can repair a broken skin barrier like no other. I also really love that My Topicals only has two products out, and is committed to making them the best that they can. It’s a true commitment to quality over quantity, and these products are a godsend!
TOPICALS-Faded Brightening & Clearing Gel
7 tinted moisturizers that really work for acne-prone skin
Acne can be a really unpleasant condition - we’ve all been there to some extent - and it can be challenging to know what products to use to improve the appearance of your skin. There’s a myth that tinted moisturizers are only suitable for drier skin types, but if you chose a product that is formulated for your skin type, they can be a lifesaver for oily and acne prone complexions.
SIMPLE WINTER AM ROUTINE ❄️☃️
I’m very happy with all this products so far, all are very moisturizer for my skin, during winter it’s very dry + my skin type is dry as well. They all have good ingredients list, not fragrances, 2-3 of them have my most favorite ingredient which is niacinamide this ingredient has made a big change on my dark spots. I don’t really have acne, I’m just struggling with the dark spots that were left when I didn’t take care of my skin and didn’t wear sunscreen 🥲 remember one time someone offered to me sunscreen and my answer was “I’m already have dark skin color I don’t need it” now I’m more educated about it and I know that everyone needs it doesn’t matter the skin color. The order I use my products are 1. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser 2. ISNtree - Green Tea Fresh Toner 3. Krave - Great Barrier Relief 4. Krave - Oat So Simple Water Cream 5. PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ (I reapply every 3- 4 hours) #WinterSkincareRoutine
PURITO-Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+
Miracle acne healing cream!!💚💚
I have fair skin that is dry and acne prone, all of this means that not only do I suffer from acne I really get visible hyperpigmentation 😭. Therefore I am always on the look out for products that deal with acne that don’t lead to dark spots and products that help eliminate the dark spots when they appear. Cosrx is one of my favourite brand as it is affordable, they have a huge array of products and they are cruelty free. Cosrx is a Korean brand and centella asiatica (or tiger grass) is a widely popular ingredient in Asian Beaty products and it is the star ingredient in this cream. Centella is known for its soothing and healing properties and that is exactly what it does in this cream. What is it? This is a healing cream that can be put in active breakout to reduce the redness and help speed the healing. I also put it on healing marks to help speed the healing as well as reduce the likely hood that I will develop a dark spot. Texture: This is a thick white cream that you gently rub over a breakout. Effectiveness: This cream works sooooo well for me! It has drastically reduced the heal time for my breakouts. COSRX - Centella Blemish Cream I love this cream and I will definitely continue to use it!
COSRX-Centella Blemish Cream
so, you want clear skin?
this is my skincare fridge! the products in there are my all time favorites! i got the fridge itself off of amazon for $50. it is the cooluli brand and i just got it in plain white. now, let's talk about the skincare itself. i have oily, acne- prone skin (forehead acne) and have been struggling to find a routine that works for me for about 3 or so years. at first, i used murad skincare's clarifying line and it didn't help at all. after a long time of trying to make that work, i decided to try curology. it worked great for a little while, but about once a month i would get a huge breakout that would take the rest of the month to heal, until it happened again. about half of a year ago i decided to stop curology and start finding products on my own. so far it has been going great! i highly recommend these products ☺️ am routine: CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser i use this every morning to get rid of excess oils on my face! íUNIK - Tea Tree Relief Serum i use this in the morning after i wash my face and the serum is SO lightweight! literally just feels like drops of water. PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block i use this after my serum for sun protection (every day!) the company recently had a scandal with their centella sunscreen not having the coverage it advertised but since i don't go out much anyways i am going to finish the bottle before looking for a new sunscreen. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream i use this after my sunscreen (maybe not the right order?) to lock in all the moisture and make sure my face is hydrated so it doesn't overproduce oil throughout the course of the day. pm routine: MakeUp Eraser - Love Red (not the color) i use this every night before i shower to take my eye makeup off KINSHIP - Naked Papaya Gentle Enzyme Face Cleanser i use this as my first cleanse to get all of my makeup off CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin i use this as my second cleanse to make sure my face is clean The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this is the one product that single handedly saved my skin!! literally the best ever KINSHIP - Supermello Hydrating Gel-Cream Moisturizer i love this moisturizer! very rich and hydrating but such a lightweight consistency! (magic??) e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream i use this as a second moisturizer because my face tends to get dry overnight masks: The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution i use this once a week to exfoliate my skin! tingles a little when i first put it on but otherwise i don't have any sensitivity with this product! (don't leave on for over 10 minutes and start with 5 and work your way up to 10 if you can) TONYMOLY - Moisture Boost Cooling Hydrogel Eye Patches
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Peach & Lily’s Glass Skin Refining Serum Review
PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum So, I made the leap and decided to splurge on this for Christmas.....I was trying Stratia’s Liquid Gold moisturizer as a temporary serum and not liking the results. When I switched over to the Glass Skin Refining Serum, my skin became so much happier! When I started using the serum, my skin was looking and feeling especially textured from irritation and my rosacea was flaring up. Even on the first use, Glass Skin helped tackle it and I couldn’t stop touching my face, it felt sooo smooth. It makes me feel so much more confident without makeup but is also great for smoothing your face like a primer before applying concealer/foundation. After 2 weeks of daily use, what I can say is that it definitely helps with texture and quickly helps you achieve glass skin as advertised. I also notice that my skin looks a bit more calm, which is most likely the result of soothing ingredients like niacinamide and dioscorea japonica root extract. With that being said, the price is really high for me ($39). Although I absolutely LOVE this product, I’m not sure I’ll be able to restock when I run out simply because of the price. But if you’ve been wanting to splurge on a trendy item, Glass Skin Refining Serum definitely lives up to its glowing reputation. Serums are usually on the expensive side, and this is around the same price as other serums I love. But for me, targeting other skin concerns like redness are my priority. If that glass skin look and feel is yours, definitely go for it!
PEACH & LILY-Glass Skin Refining Serum