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Fourth Ray Serums!

If you’ve seen some of my other reviews you may already, I enjoy fragrances in products. I think they can make me want to use a product before I can see results. However, if you are not a fan of fragrances these are not the serums for you. I have been using these for about a month and have seen some pretty good results so far. I apply all three at once, one dropper full of Rainfall, and two drops of Avocado & Aloe and Radiant. Fourth Ray - Rainfall 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This is my least favorite of the three, I feel like a basic hyaluronic acid serum does not have to be that expensive. Instead I recommend the Ordinary’s 2% hyaluronic serum + B6 as it is almost a third of the price and adds B5.
I love the scent of this serum but it’s a bit much for such a basic formula.
It does a good job of bringing moisture to my skin but is a bit tackier than the Ordinary serum I recommended above.
I generally feel like I have to use a lot (too much) of this serum to cover my entire face each time.
I just don’t think this serum is worth it especially considering its price and ingredients.
Fourth Ray - Avocado + Aloe Double Shot Face Serum
I would like to say that this serum does not smell like avocados or aloe, which is great because I do not particularly enjoy the smell of either. The scent instead is fresh, more generally plant like, but pleasant all together.
This is jam pack with phytonutrients which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
This serum feels nice on my skin and leaves it nice and nourished.
Biggest con of this serum is that the bottle gets super oily and can leave a mark on fabric or paper depending where you store it.
Fourth Ray - Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir
This is by far my favorite serum of the three. I have seen a lot of improvement in the brightness of my skin since I started using it.
I have seen acne scars fade and developing acne scars going away before sticking
It smells like oranges and definitely has to be shaken well to be used properly.
I like the formula as it is not too oily and feels like a serum still.
Top ingredients are natural sources of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and turmeric (all of which have skin tone balancing benefits.
Biggest con of this serum is that the bottle gets super oily and can leave a mark on fabric or paper depending where you store it.
I think for 0.5oz of each of these, $15 was definitely worth it. Give them a try and let me know what you think of them!
Jan. 2
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Minimal Night Time Skincare
Here is my very minimal college student night time routine! I put these on every night after I wash my face and tone. I listed the products in the order i apply them(: ✨ Fourth Ray Beauty Rainfall - This is a 2% hyaluronic acid serum. It has a nice light cucumber scent and applies nicely and not sticky. I highly recommend this product as I have used it for over two years. I love how easy it is to apply and even use it whenever my face feels slightly dry. ✨ Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask - I use this lip sleeping mask every night and find it very nourishing. It helped my lips a lot especially now that it is colder. It has a lot of product so it is definitely worth the price. The only downside it that it is not easy to apply so it may not be as sanitary if you choose to take it outside of your house. ✨ Base Butter Radiate Face Jelly - I recently started to use this product. It is a gel moisturizer and plumps my skin. It also has a nice scent. However, the consistency is very strange for a gel moisturizer and has little white specks in the product. I may have had a bad batch that was not mixed well enough but will continue to use as it leaves my skin plump. ✨ Grande Lash Enhancing Serum - I LOOOVE THIS. Would rate over 5 stars if I could. It leaves my lashes suuuuper long and does not itch whatsoever. ✨ LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream - I have been using this retinol for almost two years now. I am mainly using this product to target acne rather than anti-aging. It contains very little retinol which is great for everyday use. I mainly apply this to trouble areas but can be applied to the whole face. ✨ Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment - I think it is a light consistency for an eye cream. It fits me very well as I am in my early 20s and do not need a very thick eye cream.
My affordable morning routine- with alternatives
Good Morning lovelies, So being a mom of a very busy toddler, I see these wonderful morning routines posted but 1. The products arnt affordable of 2. There are steps that are just impossible for me. Like using a facial mask it always falls off or my toddler picks at it. So here’s my easy morning routine with options of a switch up should it be needed. I start off washing my face with warm water to wash away my nighttime skincare. I then most my face with pixi - Vitamin Wakeup Mist .. I then add a dime full of Fourth Ray - Rainfall 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum this is like giving your skin a drink of water in the morning. I use Fourth Ray - Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum twice a day it helps with the skin barrier and pores along with skin clarity and again it’s just a dime size. my last serum is#Fourth Ray - Cactus Serum[products]#[FiveStars] cactus is known to have vitamin A which speeds up healing, prevents breakouts, and supports the skins immunity. It gives your skin a healthy glow. (I’m going to do a separate post about this as it’s so beneficial for your skin!) Moving on I use #Fourth ray - Oat facemilk[products]#[FiveStars] it is amazing for helping lock in your serums there is no fragrance so it’s great for sensitive skins. For my moisturizer I have two, in the fall and winter I use Aveeno - Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 however during the spring and summer I use VICHY - Idéal Soleil Sport - Ultra-Light Refreshing Lotion SPF 60 because the SPF is higher. Now there are two products that are a little high in the budget but they are worth it. Both of those moisturizers are non greasy and my makeup goes on great with them I don’t have any peeling. Now 2 - 3 times a week I use Fourth Ray - Reveal 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum and #Vichy - Neovadiol[products]#[FiveStars] And that is the end of my morning routine ! It’s actually very fast even though there are around 5 products used. And I’ve noticed since I started this my wrinkles are fading my skin looks clear and smooth and my pores are shrinking. Anyway have a great day!
Brightening serum + oil in one
The Fourth Ray - Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir is such a cool idea to me: as you can see, there are two layers to the product, and you gently shake the bottle to combine the serum and the oil together. This claims to enhance skin radiance, and while I’ve only used it a few times, I really love the mositurizing texture from the oil—I think this might also soothe potential mild irritation from the vitamin C. While there are many differences between the two products, the Biossance squalane + vitamin c oil has a similar idea (a moisturizing oil with the brightening properties of vitamin c), so if you’re turned off by the price point of the Biossance one, I suggest trying this one! It also has turmeric in it, which is a great anti-inflammatory, and hyaluronic acid, which is great for adding and retaining moisture.
You know what zodiac sign you’re compatible with, but do you know what skincare ingredients in your routine are compatible? Vitamin c + Niacinamide To mix or to not? Hmm YES! Layer these bad boys up in your routine. (Obviously don’t go overboard, but yes apply these both) The beloved and most sought out for serums have an iffy relationship. You can mix these ingredients together, but there is some things out there that state you shouldn’t or that you should do so in caution. Here’s why! Let’s break it down and get to the point. * Vitamin C protects the skin from free radicals and works towards brightening dark spots, scars, and the overall skin tone. This is best used in the morning to protect from free radicals as we go through our day. ALWAYS wear SPF with Vitamin C! Vitamin C will increase sun sensitivity, so please further your protection with SPF. * Niacinamide is an anti-inflammatory that brightens and promotes a more even skin tone, improves skin elasticity and texture! It’s a Holly Grail tbh. On top of all of that it’s also great to fight free radicals damage and pollution. Using Vitamin C + Niacinamide together? Niacinamide is “said” to cancel out all of the good properties of Vitamin C! BUT there are plenty of studies that show there is NO HARM in using these together. These two serums together can be a powerhouse combo We love these ingredients and need to use them in our skin care! You still can! How to use vitamin c and Niacinamide in your routine: use one ingredient in the AM and one in the PM. Try applying Vitamin C in the am (with spf!) and Niacinamide at night. This way you’ll still get both ingredient’s FULL benefits, but without irritation for reactive or sensitive skin. space them out. You need to let each serum absorb into your skin and allow some time in between applying them and they should not be layered right on top of each other. * this is only if you really feel the need to apply both of them* The results: using these can help uneven skin tone, skin elasticity, texture, and dullness of the skin. So if you plan on using these ingredients together, check out my two favorite below and featured in my photo. Fourth Ray - Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir This version of vitamin c is a mix of a serum and a face oil, so you’ll have to shake it up to mix the two together. + this is light in consistency and absorbs nicely into the skin. + not tacky or sticky. + smells great + ACTUALLY WORKS. My favorite one yet! + lasts longer than most vitamin C serums (shelf life) + $16 GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum This GM serum is among the best and very affordable. + light weight and absorbs well into the skin + has a sticky texture, but is gone after it absorbs into the skin. + smooths our texture and brightens skin. + 10% Niacinamide + layers well with other serums and skincare. + $6

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