Acne Skin Duo
I have enjoyed using these over the past week. They have worked in tandem to overall improve the texture of my skin and are slowly ridding my skin of pesky acne. Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector
I honestly thought this product would smell like straight up chemicals but was pleasantly surprised when it smelled similar to a witch hazel toner.
The active ingredient in this is 0.5% salicylic acid. I have to admit I have not used a toner in quite some time, but the salicylic acid was what drew me to the product in the first place. I got five salicylic acid chemical peels done last year which improved my skin greatly, needless to say I have high hopes for this product.
I like how simple the application process of using this process is and how well the pump works in the bottle.
The only thing I really dislike about this product is that you need cotton rounds to use it properly.Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Balance
My face isn’t shiny! This mattifying primer does what it says it is supposed to.
I have found when I use this in the morning it takes a lot longer for my face to become shiny and oily during the day.
This product has no overpowering scents to bother sensitive skin.
I dislike that I have to use two to three pumps to cover my face, especially since the bottle is so small.I say give the Refine duo from Glossier a try if you struggle with shiny combination skin and stubborn acne!
Dec. 13, 2020
2020 empties and new goodies!!
here are all of my 2020 empties!!! i went ahead and categorized them by brand so that i dont get things mixed up. etude house ——————— ￼ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser my favorite fungal acne safe cleanser!! its perfect for dry combo skin! ￼ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner a great fungal acne safe hydrating toner! better for dry skin, it would sometimes leave me oily at the end of the day. drunk elephant ————————— DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum although this serum isn’t fungal acne safe, my skin seems to enjoy it. it has a gel texture and actually regulates my oily forehead DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream another non fungal acne safe products. BUT doesn’t cause me to have breakouts!! its a thicc cream but doesn’t leave me feeling oily!! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream Deluxe Sample again... not fungal acne safe but STILL didn’t cause me to have any breakouts!! the protini feels similar in terms of thickness and the over all feeling on the skin but it feels more “ wearable “ first aid beauty ————————— FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer i was super excited to tey this out because the ingredients are fungal acne safe and the claims were ideal for my skin type but sadly i was disappointed 😞 it didn’t control my oil but rather left mw with this shine on my forehead! and it didn’t moisture my dry cheeks. epic fail FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream this is a very basic fungal acne safe moisturizer i recommend to literally every one. i do like it and all but i find my skin still breaking out while i use this product. i would give it a 3 1/2 stars but i cant. CUROLOGY!!!! ———————— Curology - Curology formula Curology - Curology formula if you have fungal acne THIS is the treatment you NEED to try!!! my holy grail!! naturium ————— NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream technically this moisturizer isn’t fungal acne safe because it contains polysorbate HOWEVER its one of the last ingredients listed so its not likely to have any affect. this is my FAVORITE MOISTURIZER!!! super affordable and feels luxurious and its amazing on my combo skin NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% my favorite fungal acne safe niacinamide serum!!! its affordable and it does exactly what it claims to do. literally cant get any better than this other lonely products ————————————- boscia - Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer this is a fungal acne safe moisturizer however its not very good at moisturizing or controlling oil 😕 but the packaging is cute i guess
WORST SKINCARE OF 2020!
My last post was on my picks for the best 2020 skincare, but now we’re talking about the worst skincare products. Unfortunately there’s a lot of bad products out there, especially with skincare becoming a huge trend. Keep in mind these are my opinions and thoughts, and everyone’s skin is different. Cleanser: For cleaner I’ve chosen The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser which is $7.90 for 1 fl oz on Sephora. This cleanser is ok, and squalane is normally a great hydrating ingredient, but in my experience and through what many reviews say, this product does almost nothing for your skin, so I would pass on this one. Exfoliator: This exfoliator is the worst one ever! It has fragrance, is a walnut scrub, meaning the exfoliants are huge and pointy, and it doesn’t break down with water., making you scrub even harder to get it off. It also has alcohol. I’m talking about the ST. Ives - Acne Control Face Scrub With Salicylic Acid Do not get this product ever, ever, ever! Toner: I’ve said I don’t think toners are necessary, and that continues with the MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater If you insist on a toner, don’t get a Mario Badescu one. That includes their face mists to. Why? Because they have tons of fragrance, and alcohol! I have two whole posts on why those ingredients are bad. This is a no. Serum: More Mario Badescu products on this list. These aren’t bad, I mean it’s hard to get a serum wrong, but they just are so overpriced! They sell $35-$45 serums with formulas more basic the The Ordinary! If you love these, great! But if you’re on a budget, try The Ordinary instead. Face Mask: For face masks my pick is a little more general. I choose sheet masks. A sheet mask, is made of cloth, and soaked in serum. I have a few issues with sheet masks. First they’re very bad for the environment as they’re made of non biodegradable cloth and chemical serums. Secondly there’s the formulations themselves. These masks have tons of fragrance, alcohol, and are made with low quality serums. Instead, I would get a nice fragrance free, alcohol free serum, for the same benefits but better. Moisturizer: For moisturizer I choose the Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Balance . This moisturizer isn’t bad per say, but they market their product as hydrating and soothing, but it really isn’t more than any other product. The only hydrating ingredient they have is squalane, but it’s so far down the ingredient list that it won’t help with hydration that much at such a low dose. This moisturizer also has tons of essential oils and extracts, which can be extremely irritating to some skin types. Those are the terrible products I have! Give this post a cheer so we can warn more people about these products and comment below your least favorite product and why. Follow me on Cherie for more amazing content! -Mae
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Current morning & night routine ☀️🌙
Hey beauties! I wanted to share my current skin routine for morning & night, since I've updated it with some new products that I'm enjoying and it's been working for me. Hope it works for you too! :) ☀️Morning: 1. I typically don't wash my face since all I did was sleep and I do this routine pretty soon after I wake up. So the first step is really to use almost a whole pump of OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum on my whole face 2. Then I use about a dime sized amount of myKiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream 3. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom goes on my lips - I prefer either fig, birthday, berry or coconut 4. Volia! That's easy :) 🌙Evening: 1. Cleanse my face in the shower using a half pump of YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser 2. After my shower, I sometimes use my facial roller (it's SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Quartz Facial Rollerand Idk what to rate it as since it's the only one I have) 3. Next is the serum - depending on what's the issue; if it's acne:Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector, redness and/or irritation: Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum, or just feels ok / needs a little something to smooth out or be more hydrated: TATCHA - The Dewy Serum Resurfacing and Plumping Treatment 4. If I want to use an eye cream, I go with the Ole Henriksen banana bright eye creme from this set: OLE HENRIKSEN - Let's Get Luminous Brightening Essentials Set it's a half size one and the set is only $40 5. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom again because it's hydrating enough for me (yes my lips do get dry since they're a little chapped when I wake up, but I don't think I necessarily need a lip mask) 6. Of course, the last step is a facial spray, and it's always my Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spraybc I can't live without it. In case you're curious, the total price for my routine is $363!! (that includes all the products I mentioned) 🤯
I am a huge skincare lover and love to try out ingredients and brands. Check out my collection and my favourite brands and products. Favourite brands: Versed: this is a brand that I have tried many products and they have worked well for me. This is a drug store brand that is mid range. It is cruelty free and eco conscience, going so far as to state the percentage of usage of recycled material and having recycling instructions on their website. My holy grails are VERSED - PHOTOS, PLEASE BRIGHTENING TIGHTENING MASK and VERSED - Doctor's Visit The ordinary: this is a great brand as it is super affordable and it’s cruelty free. The way I like to benefit from this brand is to try out ingredients to see what works for my skin, their serums are my favourite. My holy grail is The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% The Inkey lists: this brand is similar to the ordinary but I think some of their formulas are better. They focus on ingredients that allow me to find the best ingredients for my skin, they are also cruelty free. My holy grail isTHE inkey LIST - Q10 Antioxidant Serum Cosrx:this brand was my introduction to K-beauty and they are very accessible through Amazon ( also cruelty free). They focus on the primary ingredient that is either natural or chemical. My holy grails are COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and #Cosrx - Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule[products]#[FiveStars] Brands with 1-2 favourite products: First aid beauty: this brand focuses on healing the skin with the incorporation of oats which are amazing. My holy grail isFIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration Glossier: this is a brand started by a beauty editor and are all very aesthetically pleasing and gentle on the skin (cruelty free). My holy grail is Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser Paula’s Choice: this is a great brand that is science driven (cruelty free). My holy grail isPAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 Pyunkang Yul: this is a K-beauty brand that started in a medical clinic and focus on short ingredient lists. My holy grail isPyunkang Yul - Essence Toner Pixi: this is an English brand that has lots of products and lines to target different issues (cruelty free). My holy grail is pixi - Hydrating Milky Mist The body shop: the body shop is a very established brand that has tons of products (cruelty free), I love their masks in particular. My holy grail isTHE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Face Mask Niod: this brand has the same parent company as the ordinary but it is the more expensive and technologically advanced. I love that they are pushing the bounds of skincare (cruelty free). My holy grail is NIOD - Modulating Glucosides
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Glossier. - The Refine Duo Glossier. - All Balms Set Glossier. - Groom + Conceal + Perfect Set
Caudalie gel moisturizer, not for everyone.
CAUDALIE - Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is expensive and smells nice, BUT it really fails to be a good moisturizer. I use this at night along with some hyaluronic acid serums, to lock in some moisture. I have combination skin that cannot tolerate thick moisturizers for daily use, I have been looking for a lightweight moisturizer for night. Pros: ￼I love the scent in this product. It’s not a very potent scent but it comes off as fresh and fades quickly. ￼It does not leave a sticky film on my face instead it easily absorbed. ￼Its ingredients include grape water, grape seed polyphenols, and chamomile. All of this combined work to moisturize the skin, fight wrinkles (caused by sun damage, stress, and pollution), and soothe. ￼You can definitely feel the soothing from the chamomile and some moisture but there are still areas where it does not perform well. Cons: ￼For $39 I would expect this product to last a lot longer. I have to use a dimes amount to cover my face each time. ￼That being said, the reason that you need so much of it is that it does not spread very well. Though I like the scent and think this is a very luxurious product, if you have combination to oily skin, I would really recommend Glossier. - The Refine Duo (the moisturizer in this) or CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion .
Night routine 2 🌙
Here's the version 2 for my night routine, which I use every other day. I do the other routine on nights when I don't use this one - so in other words, I alternate between both routines to end up with an every other day schedule. Here we go: Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser - 1 pump, helps smooth skin out and gets dirt off Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector - 2 pumps on a cotton round for acne on whole face Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Balance - almost 1 pump on t zone Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream - I put a little bit on my finger, not enough to completely cover my index fingertip, but enough to moisturize half my face, so really not that much - about a penny sized amount but half that Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray - enough until it feels nice, helps redness and gets me in the winding down mode of sleep Hope this helps anyone needing a routine and/or trying to fix any skin problems they have. ✨
Glossier.-Milky Jelly Cleanser
It’s time to stock up on oils because I know my skin will surely need them! In the cold days I never go to bed without a facial oil slathered on my face because I know if I don’t I will wake up with dry patches and eczema! 🔹♦️🔸 So let’s talk about oils. Oils are something I post about a lot and will continue to post about a lot more! The gorgeous oils that are pictured here are from Eve Hansen Beauty 💙 Blue Tansy Skin Repair Face Oil - great for sensitive, acne and blemish prone skin types because it helps regulate skin's oil production while ridding skin of excess oil and minimizing the appearance of pores. Blue tansy is known for its skin calming effects and antibacterial, antihistamine, and anti-inflammatory qualities. It is perfect for healing inflammation, and irritated skin, while building skin protection to prevent future damage! . Ingredients: 🔹 Olive Oil . 🔹 Safflower Oil . 🔹 Rosehip Oil . 🔹 Argan Oil . 🔹 Turmeric Extract . 🧡 Golden Rosehip Face Oil - formulated to firm and restore skin’s youthful appearance. It helps reverse the appearance of age-related damage, rehydrates and rejuvenates your skin. Golden Rosehip Oil is packed with anti-inflammatory fatty acids and Vitamins A & C reducing facial redness! 🧡 . Ingredients: 🔸 Rosehip Seed Oil . 🔸 Rosemary Leaf Extract . 🔸 Vitamin E . . ❤️ Rose Camellia Face Oil - has a unique formula is designed to moisturize, tone, improve skin cell regeneration, and help reverse existing skin damage. The nutrients and fatty acids work to stimulate collagen production in skin to improve elasticity! ❤️ . Ingredients. ♦️ Argan Oil . ♦️ Jojoba Oil . ♦️ Camellia Oil . ♦️ Squalane . ♦️ Rosehip Oil .
It can be challenging to find the suitable moisturizer for oily skin type, especially when the skin is also prone to clogged pores and blemishes. That’s how I feel about my skin condition right now. So actually this Odacite Oleosomes Time Release Delivery Crème is doing all the right things for me. Doesn’t time release sounds like a tall order in skincare? This unique time-release formulation lies in Oleosomes, which found naturally in seeds. It works like an encapsulation system and delivers moisture and nutrients steadily to the skin over time for long-lasting effects. The creme is lightweight and synthetic fragrance-free, formulated with Aloe Vera for the perfect amount of hydration leaving no greasy residue or clogged pores. Camellia Sinensis Extract acts as an antioxidant while Calendula Extract promotes healing of the skin to soothe redness and irritation. I quickly feel my skin cool and plump after every use, thanks to Hyaluronic Acid in the formula.This product absorbs easily and leaves a fresh and non-sticky feel on my skin. I love to blend it with essential oils or Serum Concentrate from the same brand as part of my nighttime skincare routine. It never hurts to apply extra nutrition with oil and I don’t find that it gives any issues with greasiness and acne either. This is also GMO free and gluten free. No animal testing was used with this product.
I adore this as a toner!
OSEA - Sea Minerals Mist I love to use this as a daily toner, it helped to reduce my acne and brighten my skin. I also love using a light mist of this after applying my makeup, it leaves my with a gorgeous, dewy finish. Also, I have dry, extremely sensitive skin and it never dehydrated or irritated my skin.
OSEA-Sea Minerals Mist
My night skin routine :)
Ok, so this is what I do for my face every night to help my combination skin from being at it's worst. Hope this helps!! :) 1. Wash face in shower with one pump of the glossier milky jelly and lather with my hands (5x week) or with a wash cloth for exfoliation (2x week). Rinse with warm-hot water to open the pores but not hurt the skin. 2. When I'm out of the shower, I splash cold water on my face to close my pores since they would just get bigger if I skipped this step. 3. Next, I use the glossier solution (AHA BHA PHA & salicylic acid) or the glossier super pure (vitamin b3 & zinc) to treat my acne and large pores. 4. When my face is dry, I take about a 1/4 tsp (around the size of the tip of my index finger) of the glossier priming moisturizer rich to prevent oil production, since my face is less oily if hydrated. ~ sometimes I use the malin and goetz vitamin e moisturizer instead to switch around. 5. I follow up my moisturizer with my avene thermal spring water to cool my face off, since my face gets hot while doing my skin routine. The water spray also acts as the setting spray for my routine products and gets me to start winding down at night. Product links: Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray
Glossier.-Milky Jelly Cleanser
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