Overhyped products; didn’t see a difference
I’ve used these products consistently over the period of a couple months (not necessarily in combination with each other). I haven’t noticed a difference and realize I don’t particularly love the feel of serums and oils. Here’s my review of each product individually and one ordinary product that I do feel like makes a difference. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator
Skin.LoveI agree with you regarding e.l.f.'s happy hydration! It's so NOT hydrating on my skin and the white cast reminds me of sunscreen. e.l.f. holy hydration (fragrance free) is fantastic!
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AveryParsonsExactly!! I might have to try the holy hydration next. I was thinking about trying Cerave lotion for bumpy skin since I have some texture issues on my forehead and chin. I’ve also love Laneige’s water sleeping mask but stopped buying it after hyram said it doesn’t have good ingredients.
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Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines pt. 4
Hey ya’ll! In part 4 of Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines we’re reviewing @Raks and @juliachristine’s skincare routines. Starting with @Rakswho reached out to me via Cherie message because she started skincare about a year ago because of her upcoming wedding. She starts by cleansing with theThursday Plantation - Tea Tree Face Wash Foam which costs $8.99 for 5.1 fl oz. This cleanser is very basic. It has tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. My issue is with the eucalyptus oil, which is a very irritating essential oil right up there with lemon oil and peppermint oil. If this doesn’t irritate your skin then it’s a great cleanser, but I can’t recommend it to those with sensitive skin. Then she goes in with 4 serums. First is thepura d'or - 20% Vitamin C Serum which costs $14.99 for 4 fl oz. This is a really good serum. It has aloe vera juice, glycerin, jojoba oil, and argan oil which are hydrating ingredients, and then it has hylaronic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C. I love it! Then she uses#The Ordinary - Nicinamide Serum[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $5.90 for 1 fl oz. We’ve talked a lot about this serum, it’s very good. Next is the#Tree Of Life - Hylaronic acid serum[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $10.95 for 1 fl oz. I don’t like this serum. It started off good with hylaronic acid, aloe vera juice, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, but it contains way too many Essential oils and irritating extracts. And her final serum is theSkinMedica - LYTERA 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum which costs $130.90 for 2 fl oz, which is very expensive. This is not worth the price. It has nicinamide and glycerin, and then some not very researched acids. I don’t recommend continuing use of this serum. Then to moisturize she goes in with theOLAY - Regenerist Regenerating Day Cream which costs $29.99 for 1.7 fl oz. I don’t like this moisturizer. Let’s start with some positives. It has nicinamide, glycerin, and Vitamin B3. Now it has a lot of bad ingredients also. It has Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is a harsh cleansing agent, as well as fragrance being the 6th ingredient. The she uses a Neutrogena sunscreen, and occasionally usesThe Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which costs $7.20 for 1 fl oz. This is a great exfoliant. I think @Raks is using too many serums. I would stick to only the Pura D’or and The Ordinary serum, and ditch the other two. Keep the cleanser, and maybe try a different moisturizer. You asked for mineral sunscreen reccomendations for dark skin tones that don’t have a white cast, so I got you girl! I have light skin, but I did some research and I’d recommend the#First Aid Beauty - Weightless Mineral SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $34 for 1.5 fl oz, and the #Biossance - Squalane Zinc Sheer SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $30 for 1.7 fl oz. Both of these have minimal white cast, and Skincare by Hyram recommends them. Next is @juliachristine’s night routine. She starts off by cleansing with the #Vanicream - Unscented Gentle Cleanser[products]#[ThreeStars] witch costs $8.99 for 8 fl oz. This a nice basic cleanser with glycerin. Next she uses the#OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $84 for .7 fl oz. This cream has tretinoin which is a Vitamin A derivative which can treat acne, as well as retinol which also Vitamin A. I don’t think it’s worth the price, but it’s okay. Next she uses the #The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%[products]#[FourStars] which costs $7.99 for 1 fl oz. Along with azelaic acid, it has dimethicone which is a great moisturizer for dry skin. Next she uses theCeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin which costs $17.99 for 15 fl oz. Y’all know I love this product! Finally she finishes off with theVERSED - ZERO-G Smoothing Eye Cream witch costs $17.99 for .5 fl oz. Eye cream is definitely not necessary but this one is great! It has glycerin, algae extract, and olive oil which are hydrating, along with shea butter and a blend of peptides which can help firm the skin and increase collagen production which can help reduce fine lines around the eyes. Overall @juliachristine your routine looks great! That’s it for this post please cheer for this post if you liked it, comment your opinions on these products, and follow me for similar content. Upcoming posts include a 1 month Curology review and unnecessary skincare steps you don’t need. -Mae
Suggestions help?? 🥲
I’m still having trouble with my acne, at first it was clearing up then all of sudden it keeps getting worse, any recommendations will help ! 😣 Cetaphil - Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser epielle - Black Charcoal Peel-Off Mask The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Sometimes I would use .. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% but if I don’t I would skip it and use .. The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
🏆Best Korean Skincare 2020🏆
As a total newbie to Korean skincare and beauty this year, I was honestly overwhelmed with the number of products I wanted to try 😅 •Swipe to see my Cleanser, Toner, Serum, and Moisturizer/SPF picks + read more on my blog post. 💭Link in Bio on my profile, and in comments •Trust me when I say I couldn't try even half the amount of products I wanted to. With that being said...I still found some serious holy grails!! Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm COSRX - Propolis Synergy Toner Krave - Great Barrier Relief dear, klairs - Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop PURITO - Deep Sea Pure Water Cream KEEP COOL - Soothe Bamboo Sun Essence SPF50+
Today is my WISHTREND Black Friday box opening day! Can you imagine how excited 😛 I’m have been looking at the box for two weeks before I get it out of quarantine. The longest two weeks ever!!! I tried COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser and I'm from - Rice Toner today. I like both but I found my cheek a bit tight after the COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser it might be something to do with the low PH so I may not use it everyday. I'm from - Rice Toner is the best, so hydrating which reminds me of LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer I will keep trying.....
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simplicity is key?
life can very easily get in the way sometimes. this can be so severe that, at least in my case, i end up sacrificing things like my skincare routine or other self care, thus making my skin worse and giving me ANOTHER reason to be stressed out. this being said, i’ve abandoned a lot of steps of my routines (which were sometimes 6 steps long!!) to help make my routine quicker and more manageable. am + pm i use these products in this order: cleanse: Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Cleanser or THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser tone: THE inkey LIST - Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Toner (i use this every other night) serum/oil: e.l.f. - All the Feels Facial Oil eye cream: zero by skin academy (tried adding this as a new item multiple times but i give up typing it all in every time) moisturizer: e.l.f. - Happy Hydration Cream or Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer (i usually opt for the milk one at night as it is thicker and heavier) spot treatment: THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment (not pictured) sunscreen: live clean mineral face sunscreen SPF 45 #cheriecreator
SKIN HIT KIT - first impressions
e.l.f. - Skin Hit Kit for $26 CAD, elf sells a kit of many of their cannabis-infused skincare minis which i was so eager to try! after trying everything in the kit, i have some thoughts! e.l.f. - Puff Puff Primer this primer feels really nice on the skin and adds a nice additional layer of moisture. my makeup also sits very nicely on top of it. however, i haven’t noticed any additional benefits such as pore shrinking or adding to the overall finish of the skin (i.e. matte or dewy). this is a perfect travel-size item that i would definitely bring with me overnight (if there was anything to go right now) e.l.f. - All the Feels Facial Oil i really enjoy this facial oil. it is non-scented and it absorbs into the skin almost immediately. it leaves my skin feeling more supple and hydrated even hours after applying. i’m a huge fan and look forward to using the rest of this. e.l.f. - Calm Balm this lip balm is pretty standard but nice nonetheless. it has no flavour or scent which i like, and has a kind of oily/vaseline texture. to me this means it sort of feels like it’s sitting on top of the lips rather than penetrating them for optimal moisture, but in my experience so far it is definitely nourishing. e.l.f. - Happy Hydration Cream this is different from the holy hydration cream as it is more of a gel-texture, but delivers a similar boost of moisture to the skin. it feels slightly greasier if i’m being totally honest, but regardless i really like it! overall, the value of this set is great and i have almost exclusively positive things to say about all of the products inside. i will likely finish everything in this set, but will i repurchase any of them? we will have to wait to find out! thanks for reading!! #cheriecreator
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The Best Advice For Choosing Skincare Products
Hey Beauty’s 🙋🏽♀️ So I’ve recommended a lot of products and thought I’d share some advice on how how I select skincare products these days. ☺️ Thanks to @babesandbeauty on Instagram for the advice. ￼Products that you consistently use I noticed that I consistently use TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum which has Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E as my day Serum. I also have The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for my night routine. I’ve started using Truskin’s Super Serum at night and now alternate between using a natural Retinol or Vitamin A Moisturiser and the Truskin Super Serum which has Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, and Retinol. I now can’t live without my FORMULA 10.0.6 - Rise of the Foam Blemish Busting Cleanser I use this because of the salicylic acid and hemp oil as part of my double cleansing routine. I’m currently trialing products for my first cleanse. 😄 I noticed the ingredients are ideal for my issues which are rough texture, larger than average pores, dullness and my wrinkles and fine lines. For reducing the appearance of my fine lines and wrinkles I ❤️ hyaluronic acid!!!! ￼Products that are ideal for your skin type I’m a little lucky in the fact that I have combination skin and can use a range of products for my issues. Treating the wrong skin type can lead to irritated skin, breakouts and premature aging. Choosing the correct skin care routine for your skin type is essential for making your skin appear youthful and healthy. ￼Products that do not cause irritation to your skin barrier Our skin is the largest barrier against infection that we have. Keeping our skin healthy and moist helps keep this barrier strong. Using the proper skin care products for your skin type can help preserve this important protective layer. ☺️ ￼Products that fit your budget and life The Ordinary creators have totally changed how we think about and buy skin care. Its allowed us to understand ingredients and offered them in ridiculously cheap formulas. It’s championed transparency in an industry that wants you to think expensive products are better. Nothing costs more than $20. In fact, the majority of it ranges at less than $10. This is largely in part thanks to The Ordinary's dedication to transparency, resulting in prices that aren't significantly marked up. Although if you can afford to spend $150 I’d recommend purchasing a Serum rather than a cleanser or moisturiser. Drop me a line about what you consider when you purchase skincare products. Is it the beautiful packaging, ingredient list or that you just saw a review and want to try it. ☺️ Have a wonderful day or evening Jade 🥂
When hydration is needed 💦
I am a dry skinned girl so I am always on the look out for hydrators and moisturizers. This is especially the case as I like to use actives in my routine and they can further dry out my skin. Hyaluronic acid is one of my go to ingredients as it draws moisture into my skin and it works well with other ingredients. The ordinary offers this serum which is great as it is super affordable and it works well with my skin. What is it: This is a hyaluronic acid serum with 3 different weighted molecules so that it can penetrate and hydrate different layers if the skin. Hyaluronic acids is a humectant meaning it absorbs moisture from the air and draws it into the skin. This serum also has b5 which helps nourish and soften the skin. Texture: This is a goopy and cloudy serum that is easily absorbed into my dry skin. Price: This sells at Sephora for $6.80 cad for 1 oz or $12.20 cad for 2oz How I use this: I use this along with my steamer to make sure that the air is moisture rich in order to draw moisture to my skin. This ensures I get the best result. Pros 👍: ￼affordable ￼2 sizes available ￼accessible ￼effective ￼cruelty free 🐰 Cons 👎: ￼some people don’t like the texture ￼you shouldn’t over use hyaluronic acid (check other products) The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 this is a super simple serum that has really helped my dry skin
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Why does my skin react different night vs day?
Over the years I have gone through hundreds of products figuring out what works for me. I have finally found a good set of products that I love, but sometimes when I use certain products in the daytime (such as Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oil and certain facemasks, I breakout so much worse than I do when I use the same exact product at night! I am confused by this so I have been wondering if it’s related to my oil levels throughout the day or what? Should I be using more drying products in the day time and hydrating at night? The only ones that really work for me day and night are The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and THE BODY SHOP - Jumbo Tea Tree Oil although I know Hyram has said oils are not for the face
getting off makeup and clear skin with rosacea!
okay... so I know I've posted this before, and Cherie is (devastatingly) closing down, but I thought I'd share one last post. This really works. one is a prescription and there are a couple items missing, so I'll add them to the pictures. Here is the order they say to put on skincare (as depicted) 1) makeup remover/wash (I use Queen Helene cold cream that I SWEAR by, sometimes BURT’S BEES - BURT‘S BEES Sensitive Facial Cleanser ) 2) Facewash/second face wash (I use DERMA•E - Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Joeseph anti Acne soap 10% sulfur) 3) Toner (I use THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner ) 4) Serums (I use a few... my prescription Amzeeq, mostly The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , and DERMA•E - Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum ) 5) Spot Treatments (Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment , tea tree oil when needed) 6) Eye Cream (not pictured - DERMA•E - Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream ) 7) Moisturizer (2 different kinds depending on how dry I am- pictured: Alba Botanica Aloe Green tea moisturizer, not pictured: skinfix - Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ) 8) Retinol: Now, because I have rosacea, I use a retinol alternative. The best one for sensitive skin I found is The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion use at night only) 9) Face Oil: HEAR ME OUT: If you have oily skin, it's not the WORST thing to use an oil. As a matter of fact, it may work well. BEST ONE BY FAR IS ROSEHIP OIL. I can't tell you how amazing it is The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil , and JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment during the day) wear sunscreen during the day, and put it in place of retinol. I use Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen it's a great light moisturizer, too. And at night in the winter if it's super dry, I'll put petroleum jelly around the corners of my eyes and lips. The results don't lie, Cherie babes (: comment below I'd you know of a better eye cream.
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Hello everybody who has hearted my posts to see my skin care journey (: This is what my skin has been looking like still using all of the same products! The only thing I’ve added is a jade roller just because it’s sooooo relaxing lol. I do have acne scars and rosacea, but I’ve noticed my rosacea is reduced when I treat my skin well. Now remember I’m also 9 months Preggo and haven’t been eating the best 😬 Guilty I know, but my skin is looking so much healthier and glowier! I don’t have perfect skin, but I do see a huge improvement from what I’ve dealt with in the past. First I still use the THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm balm to remove my makeup. Oats are very calming for your skin and reduce redness so I love the way this feels when I double cleanse. Next I rinse that off well and go in with my LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser This stuff hasn’t broken me out once and I have very sensitive skin so I definitely recommend just trying it out for yourself. After I cleanse my skin I go in with my PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator as a toner. (Only use at night) This stuff is strong, but I find using it only at night helps more because I’m not adding so much to my face. This has helped reduce my pores and also clear some mild breakouts and redness on my face. Next I go in with my amazing oil I got of amazon Cos De BAHA - Azelaic Acid 10% Serum with Niacinamide Acne Scar Removal + Redness Relief Face Now this stuff is AMAZING. I apply this with the dropper every morning and night and it is a miracle worker!! I would rate this more than 5 stars. It helps calm your skin and also helps with breakouts, hyperpigmentation and so much more. After this step I use my Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer The reason I give it three stars is because it’s just your average basic moisturizer to me.. it works, but I’m sure there’s better moisturizers out there. For the price though it’s worth it if you want something easy. Next step after is always sunscreen in the morning! Never at night for me and I use GARNIER - Green Labs Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream SPF 30 I only have been using this since December so I won’t give it five stars yet, but this is a good 3-1 face serum with spf! One thing I like is it doesn’t leave a white cast on me. Things I don’t like is how it has a lot of fragrance and it also can burn my eyes sometimes. If anyone has a better spf to try let me know (: That’s all I do for the morning and night time and then of course use my jade roller to feel relaxed. I do use my THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream but I don’t see a difference on my under eyes. I’ll keep you all updated again soon ! ❤️
Update: my acne has reduced A LOT
I’ve been a bit MIA since my last post but here is the progress of my acne. If I were to pinpoint the main reasons why, then it’s these reasons: What I did wrong: - experimenting and using alot of different products. I was in a phase where I loved trying new products and my skin did not like that I was switching products all the time. - I did not spot test new products - overloaded my skin with many products. I don’t know who needs to hear this but a 10 step routine is NOT for acne prone skin. - drank little water each day - used harsh products without re-balancing my skin with soothing products - masked almost everyday What I did to improve it: - reduce the number of products going on my skin. I now use only a max of 3 products in the morning and 5 products at night. - drank 2 litres of water every day - used a soothing pH-balanced toner - used a GENTLE chemical exfoliant - used retinol regularly - masked only every 2-3 days Some products I use in my daily routine that really helped my skin: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator as an all-over exfoliant PAULA'S CHOICE - BHA 9 Treatment as a spot treatment The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to fade acne scars Products that I use every 2-3 days that helped my skin: AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion (mixed with Niacinamide) to fade acne scars DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream to bring out new baby skin ANDALOU NATURALS - CannaCell Glow Mask as a gentle exfoliating mask If you are going through something similar just know to take it SLOWLY. The skin is going through trauma and it is not an overnight success. If you have any questions I’m happy to answer.
WHICH NIACINAMIDE IS BETTER FOR YOUR SKIN?
So NIACINAMIDE has become very popular in the skincare community, as we all know. We have so many different formulations to choose from. But we need just the perfect one to suit our skin type. There are a handful that I love but I’m just going to go over these two today. THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum suitable for dry to normal skin but can be used for all skin types doesn’t give the “tacky, sticky” feeling to your skin formulated with hyaluronic acid, helping you get plump and hydrated skin The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% suitable for oily/ combo skin but can be used for all skin types lightweight, watery texture, easily absorbed (leaves me with a sticky feeling but it goes away as I proceed with the rest of my skincare routine) I actually have been reaching for the Inkey List version more nowadays. I love that it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, giving me that extra moisture that I need while using a retinoid.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
battle of the acne serums!
✨ the lineup SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear Skin Days by Clarifying Serum vs REVOLUTION - Targeted Blemish Serum 2% Salicylic Acid vs THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum ✨ My winner: Clear Skin Days Clarifying Serum while these three products are super similar and interchangeable (i have owned all three!) this serum wins because it is Vegan, Clean, uses only active and healthy ingredients, and gives you the most amount of product for the least amount of money. I would still recommend all three for anyone struggling with acne! Breakdown of Chosing ✨ the ingredients Clear Skin Days: BHA (salicylic acid) and hyaluronic acid, clean certified (4/5) Revolution: BHA (salicylic acid) and witch hazel, not vegan or leaping bunny certified (3/5) Inkey List: BHA (salicylic acid), hyaluronic acid, zinc, clean certified (5/5) Inkey List and Revolution tie! ✨ product use Clear Skin Days: clear serum, easy to rub in, no fragrance (5/5) Revolution: clear serum, goes white when rubbed on skin, have to wait for it to set in, no fragrance (3/5) Inkey list: clear serum, easy to rub in, no fragrance (5/5) Clear skin days and Inkey list tie! ✨price Clear skin days: $12 for 1.76 oz; $6.82/oz Revolution: $11 for 1 oz Inkey List: $10.99 for 1 oz Clear skin days is the cheapest and gives you the most product for your buck!
THE inkey LIST-Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum
$6.99 VS $5.90, Affordable Niacinamide Products Competition!!!
Today, let's compare two affordable niacinamide products. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%and THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum I have combo skin with enlarged pores. Niacinamide's main function is to brighten your skin, reduce dark spots and acne scars, control oil and maintain hydration, and improve enlarged pores. Price: both serums are about 30ml, prices are also similar-The Ordianry $5.90 VS. The Inkey List $6.99 Texture: Very similar. Both serums look like liquid glue. But they are pretty light, easy to spread out. It feels a little bit sticky but can be absorbed easily. The Ordinary's serum is more sticky than Inkey's. Ingredient: The Ordinary includes 1% Zinc. And it is oil-free. Zinc is good for pimples and oil control. InkeyList has 1% Hyaluronic acid. It also has Squalane. This formula ensures hydration for people with dry skin. Effects: After using both serums, my skin looks brighter and more even. I can also see my enlarged pores getting better if I look closely into my skin. However, I do feel differently when I am using these two products-my skin feels more comfortable and hydrated when using Inkey. Overall, both niacinamide serums are pretty good, especially at this price level. Inkey is good for combo-dry skin, and The Ordinary works better for oily skin. But both serums have a high concentration of niacinamide. ⚠⚠⚠If you have sensitive skin, be cautious! Build up your tolerance before you use them! What’s your favorite niacinamide product? I’d love to hear 😊😊
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Niacinamide: My Favourite Ingredient
Niacinamide is one of my all-time favourite ingredients and it’s really not talked about enough. Niacinamide is proving to be a power player in skincare, managing to soothe inflammation, reduce redness, control oil production, minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, even skin tone, improve texture, improve the appearance of fine lines, and improve skin radiance. It’s truly such a multi-faceted ingredient and I recommend it in all routines! Here are my experiences with some popular niacinamide serums: • The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% was my first niacinamide serum. It played a huge role in transforming my skin from oily to normal/combo. It also helped tons with my acne... until it didn’t. The zinc in this formulation is hit-or-miss, being a hit for most! But I found myself in the small population of the miss category, my skin reacting poorly to prolonged use. I still recommend folks wanting to try niacinamide on a budget give it a try at $5.90USD for 30mL and $10.60 for 60mL. •THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum came next, its $6.99/30mL price tag making it a good zinc-free budget alternative. This product utilizes niacinamide in a base of glycerin, squalane, and hyaluronic acid, focusing on light hydration alongside the touted oil control. The lip does get a bit clogged with crystallized product, but the applicator is convenient for travel. I enjoyed this serum, but the ingredient list is a bit basic. • PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster , at $44.00 per 20mL... I was hesitant to purchase this serum. But I’ve got two back-ups of this serum on the way, if that says anything about how “worth it” it is. It helped reduce the appearance of the sebaceous filaments on my chin, forehead, and the bridge of my nose, plus I experience less irritation from altering my skin routine than I normally would... and I find my skin just feels bouncy after I apply this serum- perhaps an effect of the absolutely stacked INCI list! Whereas the other formulas are bare bones, PC packs in CoQ10, vitamin c, and allantoin, boosting its anti-aging and soothing properties. If you can afford it, I’d give it a try! Its pore-minimizing results alone will keep me repurchasing.
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
💫 brand review: the inkey list 1/2
The Inkey List has some of the best products I have ever tried and they are extraordinarily underrated. And that goes for both high end and “affordable” products. I feel like they don’t get the hype they deserve. I’ve only tried a few products from them, and some have completely transformed my skin. Others have not been the best or made a huge difference, but they weren’t necessarily “bad”. Again, I can only speak to what I’ve tried, and I definitely need to try more. They have so many different products to target different skin concerns for every person and their website is fantastic in helping build a skincare recipe specifically for your concerns. The brand itself is also super engaging with their consumers, i have spoken to their social media reps a few times with regards to product recommendations on Instagram and they have always been super helpful! Here are the products I have tried and how they performed for me: **DISCLAIMER: my skin is normal/combo with an oily t-zone and a few breakouts here and there. I get a lot of blackheads on my nose and chin and a few little bumps on my cheeks that I have not figured out what exactly they are but they are incredibly stubborn and don’t have a head so they can’t be popped. If I were to try to pop them, they turn into a pimple, so I’m still not sure what exactly they are** THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid this is the ONLY thing I have noticed that made a difference in those bumps I mentioned earlier. I can’t express to you how long I have tried to get rid of these bumps, how much research I have done and how many products I have tried to no avail. Until I met the BHA serum from the Inkey List. After about a week or so, I noticed a dramatic difference in my skin. It is formulated with salicylic acid that is strong enough to make a difference in my skin but is still a gentle exfoliation that did not cause any sort of bad reaction. I absolutely love this stuff and I will not allow myself to be without it. THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum the niacinamide serum is my newest product to try and just, wow. I alternate nights between using the BHA and Niacinamide serum and I can’t begin to tell you what a game changer this has been. I have noticed the overall clarity, texture, and appearance of my skin to be so much. It feels so hydrating when applied and has the most silky texture that feels luxurious. My skin has never felt or looked better since using this in conjunction with this serum. THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner this toner is SO gentle on my skin but makes it feel so refreshed and revitalized. I use it every night after my cleanser and before one of the two above serums and it just really makes my skin feel like all the makeup, dirt, and buildup of the day is really being removed from my pores but without stripping my skin. It really makes my skin feel so soft and I would recommend to everyone
THE inkey LIST-Beta Hydroxy Acid
This diminished my dark spots
For years I had acne and I constantly picked my face so bad that it left scarring, dark spots and uneven skin tone. I've tried several different products, methods and regimens and nothing seemed to be working until I found the right regimen. I started using these products back in December and not only has it diminished my dark spots but it has made my face brighter, even and overall just healthier. I use the glow tonic after cleansing, the lactic acid , b oil then the suspension. I do however alternate with those products one day and the glowrecipe overnight mask on another day. If your having a hard time finding the right products for your issues don't get discouraged just try different methods and products until you find what's best for you, nothing happens overnight. Not only are these products great but you can't beat the unbelievably low prices.
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