Thoughts on Tula Skincare🧊
Loving @Tula lately as this brand has some really interesting products to offer. And enjoyed this photo shoot with the vibrant bottles they have😍 💧I'll talk about the Acne foam cleanser TULA SKINCARE - Keep It Clear Acne Foam Cleanser
Glycolic acid toners
Face washes for acne
Probiotic skincare products
Glycolic acid in skincare
Jun. 9, 2020
Ulta & Marshall’s Hair & Skin Haul
What’s up my bargain basement bitches? Due to my recent unprecedented BREAKOUT on my damn chin/cheek/mustache area I decided it was time to use my Adult Money ™️ to purchase some new skin ~clearing~ items. Being that I work for the government, I am absolutely the furthest from raking in that dough, so bargains are v appealing to me. I’m an Ulta shopper, not sorry. I don’t give a dern about makeup and I find that Ulta has that good good, cruelty free, clean, & affordable skin care. Also fuck that elitist Sephora energy, my local Ulta has a salon in the back that I can only imagine is the equivalent of a set of Super Cuts side bangs. Featured in this haul: Ulta TULA SKINCARE - Keep It Clear Acne Foam Cleanser($34) TULA SKINCARE - The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser (free sample) LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment($30) COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence on sale 50% off! ($12) Marshall’s Random ass Facial Steamer ($16) “ABSOLUTEHEAT” Pro Iron Series curling wand ($20) Golden Castor Oil with eyebrow/lash brushes ($7) AQUIS - Hair Towel Waffle Luxe Moody Gray($10) I have been using FIRST AID BEAUTY - FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serumand FIRST AID BEAUTY - FAB Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid which are wonderful, especially the eye cream which completely blasted the dry patch near the corner of my eye that was there for MONTHS but I felt like tapering up a bit after introducing retinol for the first time about a month and a half ago. It is also likely that the breakout on my chin/cheeks is due to the retinol serum (I currently use 2-3x wk and don’t use any actives with it except for Mad Hippie - Triple C Night Creamwhich I’m prettty sure clogs the shit out of my pores but w/e). I will post a skin check-in tomorrow & eventually review these products after I work them into my routine. So far, so good! I will say the Tula SA cleanser had a super strong tea tree fragrance which isn’t a dealbreaker for me so much as a indicator of some powerful shit. Fingers crossed this gets the pesky comedones on my chin/upper lip to dissolve 🤓. In the meantime, comment below with your favorite sheet masks to use with the face steamer! I got it for my bf mostly, as well as an extraction toolkit because he likes to take things into his own hands with his skin and I respect that- so I got him some tools that can be sterilized & keep him from poking holes his face with my stolen embroidery needles.
MY ACNE JOURNEY! Part 2
I last left off on being helpless with no idea on what to do next for my face! I looked into the brand Tula and read about differin gel that I could purchase from target. I bought the Tula SA cleanser, Tula salicylic acid gel, differin gel, benzoyl peroxide 10% wash and got to work. AM Routine: •BP 10% wash •Tula Salicyclic acid gel •Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator •Osea Blemish balm moisturizer PM Routine: •SA cleanser •Differin Gel This routine has been a saving grace for me. I started this routine on 10/13/2020 and have been at it for about 2 months now (today is 12/8/2020). What I want you to take from my journey is that 1) damaging you skin barrier is a real thing and it can be detrimental to your skin’s health and 2) skincare routines take time to work. Stick with your routine for 4-6 weeks and if you still don’t notice a change, then you can revise your routine. I’m still researching and trying to find something to help with my scars. The skinceuticals retexturing activator has made a difference I think, but it hasn’t been dramatically different like I expected. The serum was $80 and I’m not sure if I will invest in it again. I do not currently have a favorite SPF that I use. I usually base my face with Ilia Skin Tint that has SPF 40 but it’s too dewy for my oily skin. Thinking about investing in EltaMD SPF. I think having a good SPF will make a difference in my scarring! If you have made it this far into my post, thank you for reading and please hit me with any questions you may have! It’s been a long journey for me so I’m sure I’ve left out some details. Leave your thoughts below!💜 TULA SKINCARE - Clear It Up Acne Clearing and Tone Correcting Gel TULA SKINCARE - Keep It Clear Acne Foam Cleanser PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength #Johnson & Johnson - Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Spot Treatment[products]#[FiveStars] SKINCEUTICALS - Retexturing Activator Face Exfoliator DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel OSEA - Blemish Balm
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A quick Cheat guide to choosing the right Acid ✨
I find this Flowchart to be a cheat guide to start with your Chemical exfoliation routin. 😊✨ Exfoliation is one of the steps in your skin care routine that can elevate your current routine from good to great. So often I find my skin starting to feel a little bit dull, and I realize that I have been leaving out exfoliation. When I wake up after a night that I have applied a chemical exfoliant, (I really like The Ordinary’s 7% Glycolic Acid, Sunday Riley's Good Genes) The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment I notice my skin has a much more rested and fresh look. Also, my skin has that 'Glass skin' look and feel. My textural irregularities get even and my skin tone is evened out! Some of the skin concerns that exfoliation is great for targeting include: 🌻Enlarged pores 🌻Uneven skin tone/Hyperpigmentation 🌻Rough skin texture 🌻Fine lines So… back to the big question: ✨What does exfoliate mean? Skin is consistently renewing its cells, by shedding its surface layer. When dead skin cells are flushed away and a fresh layer of cells comes to the surface, the new layer is younger and smoother in appearance. This process is frequent in younger skin, however slows with age. The process of exfoliating is advancing the process of removing dead skin cells and revealing the fresh new layer of healthy skin either physically or chemically. Physical exfoliators are granular, using natural beads or crystals that are rubbed on the skin, sloughing away the dead cells on the top layer of skin. Chemical exfoliants work by targeting the bonds between cells, breaking these bonds, allowing the dead skin cells to break away. Chemical exfoliation is able to penetrate deeper into the skin, targeting congestion that is associated with clogged pores leading to acne. In short exfoliation simply means to shed away dead skin cells with the help of a product. Want to know which exfoliating acids are best for your skin? Follow through the flowchart in Image above to figure out which is best for you! Here are some options/products I love and you can choose from: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner TULA SKINCARE - Pro-Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Toner Allies of Skin - Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum
Do you use AHAs in the morning?? I use these ✨
I use these AHA (Glycolic acid) products during the day! There are some people who don't like to or they say you can't use AHAs during the day. Well, that's a myth. You definitely can use AHAs in the morning, the only key to protect the skin regardless of time is SPF. So, you can use a good broad spectrum sunscreen throughout the day to protect the skin and you'll be good to apply Glycolic acid during the day. This notion comes from some studies that show that AHAs make our skin be hughly photosensitive and can the structure of our DNA. It's not because you have certain acids on your face during the day and they react with sunlight and cause us damage. It is mainly because it thins out the Stratum Corneum and that causes photosensitivity and it happens even if you put your AHAs at night. Because the photosensitivity effect lasts for about a week after you've applied your acids. So the bottom line is you can get sunburn or photosensitivity no matter when you use chemical exfoliants whether at night or in the morning, just make sure you apply a good sunscreen which should be used anyway. I use AHAs or chemical exfoliants during the day as I use my retinols or retinoids at night and sometimes I use my Acne treatments at night. I am using these two currently in the morning and I chose these only because they're very gentle on skin and don't irritate it. The first one is @tula pro-glycolic 10% resurfacing toner. TULA SKINCARE - Pro-Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Toner It is a gentle gel serum toner that has : ✨Pro-Glycolic Complex proprietary blend of 100% natural lactobacillus probiotics and 10% glycolic acid helps tone and exfoliate skin and removes excess oil and debris. ✨Natural Mushroom + Beet Extract is 400X more hydrating than hyaluronic acid alone. ✨Turmeric Extract is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce signs of inflammation. ✨Blueberry Extract natural anti-oxidant helps to fight free radical damage. This toner is quite gentle compared to other Glycolic acid toners I've used and this can be layered with my other actives and hydrating products on top of it. The second is @firstaidbeauty Facial Radiance pads. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Facial Radiance Pads These are very gentle and easy to use. Because they're in pads form I get to layer my thick toners and serums after I use these. This has : ✨Glycolic Acid An Alpha Hydroxy Acid, helps skin appear brighter, exfoliates and improves texture. ✨Lactic Acid A Humectant and Alpha Hydroxy Acid that helps skin appear brighter, exfoliates and improves texture. ✨Lemon Peel A natural extract that helps brighten skin's appearance. ✨Indian Gooseberry A natural extract that helps tone skin. ✨FAB Antioxidant Booster Helps stave off environmental aggressors with Licorice Root, Feverfew and White Tea extracts. What are your favorite Chemical exfoliants you like in the morning?? ❤️
My Korean Skincare Routine for Acne!!
SATURDAY SKIN - RISE + SHINE Purifying Cleanser AROMATICA - Rose Absolute First Serum MIZON - Snail Recovery Gel Cream BANILA CO - Dear Hydration Toner I was on accutane for 4 months in 2019, and I thought I found the cure for my acne. Unfortunately, I started breaking out again in February of 2020. My breakouts went back and forth, but either way they left me with more PIE (Post Inflammatory Erythema aka those RED/PINK marks leftover from acne) My skin was also insanely dry and painful!! Any face wash I used just burned and irritated my skin even more! I didn’t have a consistent skincare routine, so I turned to peachandlily.com to look for a Korean skincare routine that’s also cruelty free. I think I found my new go to routine! It’s pretty simple, but after only 2 weeks I am satisfied with the products so far. Of course they don’t create miracles, but I don’t have any current breakouts (which I’m surprised my skin didn’t purge), my skin is MUCH more hydrated, and I feel as though my PIE looks slightly lighter! I started with the Saturday Skin Rise + Shine Purifying Cleanser, then use the Banila Co Dear Hydration toner to help with my acne, follow it with the Aromatica Rose Absolute First Serum, and finish it off with the Mizon Snail Recovery Gel! The Saturday Skin cleanser surprisingly leaves my skin moisturized! The Banila Co toner has peppermint extract to help calm acne. The Aromatica serum has niacinamide which is supposed to help calm acne and fade both PIE and hyperpigmentation. The Snail Recovery Gel has snail mucin to help calm acne and also moisturize with anti-aging effects! Overall I’m very satisfied with this new routine, and I will update in a month to see how my skin is doing!
BANILA CO-Dear Hydration Toner
New Product Alert 🌞Change of season means change of skincare, the BEST for summer is...
I have combination-dry skin and I've really struggled for quite a while over what toner to use in summer. Regular toners are not nourishing enough for me. I am a fan of K-beauty products and I have repurchased AMOREPACIFIC - Treatment Cleansing Foammany times. It's formulated with botanical extract and vitamin E and it acts as a purifying antioxidant complex that also treats acne. So I am so excited to announce a brand-new addition to my skincare regimen when I found Amorepacific realeased the new product - AMOREPACIFIC - Botanical Soothing Toner Experience: This botanical series is Amorepacific's basic series and its packaging which comes with a pump stole my heart. Although it doesn't come in a glass bottle, the frosted bottle it comes in feels great. It has a light refreshing green tea scent which smells really smoothing. The toner has a refreshing texture which feels silky smooth on the skin and I really enjoyed using it as I could even feel my lines being plumped. The moisturizer also has a refreshing smooth texture and needs to be patted on to be absorbed by the skin because it contains hyaluronic acid. It's really hydrating and my skin didn't feel dry nor did my T-zone become shiny during the two weeks that I used it in the morning, combining it only with Clinique's Even Better Clinical™ Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter. Ingredients: Amorepacific's exclusive Royal Bamboo Sap, which can be harvested just 25 days a year and resembles human moisture. Its low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which keeps the skin moisturized, also helps with its absorption. Its cotton extract and pathenol strengthens the skin barrier and moisturizes it with dew, leaving skin hydrated for the entire day. It feels comfortable on the skin even during allergy flares as it contains really gentle ingredients. Summary: I'm extremely pleased with its packaging, texture and ingredients, but I'd recommend skincare products with alcohol instead of this series for those with oily skin as alcohol helps with skincare absorption. Any recommendations for summer skincare products?TIA 😘
AMOREPACIFIC-Botanical Soothing Toner
So who likes tea tree oil? I love the benefits of it. We have here, some products from a brand named Beauty America. 🌠Tree Facial Cleanser, Tea Tree Skin Toner, & Flamestitch Ultra Premium Cotton Rounds🌠 🌟Tea Tree Facial Wash-has the pump top & contains..lol you guessed it, tea tree oil..that helps keep blemishes at bay & cleans skin well. Also has jojoba beads infused. To exfoliate & moisturize, unclog pores & help provide healthy, clear skin. It's very refreshing & mild enough for everyday use. 🌟Tea Tree Toner- that also has Witch Hazel in it. Great for acne help, also to rid skin of any left over impurities/dirt left, after washing. Has a flip open, push top pump. I really love the design of this toner! Flip open the lid, then press down on top w/ your cotton round & it expells just enough toner. Prevents nasty spills. Leaves skin feeling fresh & clean. 🌟All of these products are parabens free & cruelty free, made in Canada, dermatologist tested & hypoallergenic formulas. Also have their... 🌟Flamestitch Ultra Premium Cotton Rounds- thats perfect for pairing with the toner, taking nail polish off & more. Comes with 100 in a pack, & they're 100%cotton, durable & gentle on skin, but also designed to be tough in the removal of dirt, makeup, etc. Even have a cute lil flower ingrained into them, w/the edges stitched together, for added durability. Just the right amnt of soft & strong. Good for so many uses. Great quality! 🌟All 3 here, are very good products💚I love tea tree oil & I adore these amazing cotton rounds too! Love me some good multiuse items.
Isntree Green tea fresh toner
ISNtree - Green Tea Fresh Toner I first got this because I heard that it was similar to the amorepacific single extract essence and it has kind of similar ingredients. The texture is watery but a little thicker and smells kind of like medicine, but I really don’t mind it and it’s not strong at all. It’s very hydrating on my skin, I love to put two layers when I need it and it soothes my skin very well. I do find it oil controlling and at the end breakout controlling and it simply prepares my skin for my next serums. I love this so far and will probably buy a second one in the future after I used some other toners up. It’s a pretty big bottle for 20$ and I love that it has no fragrance and alcohol! Isntree is very underrated in my opinion.
ISNtree-Green Tea Fresh Toner
Products for redness!
🍅My skin type/concerns- I have very dry skin in the winter and a normal skin type during the summer! Occasionally I will get bad acne throughout the year, I also have bad redness and hyperpigmentation, and pores! 🍅this review is for products I have tried to resolve redness! ✅worked ❌didn’t work 🍅Product list: ✅fresh soy face cleanser- I discovered this cleanser about 8 months ago and fell in love! I love using this cleanser morning and night, it is amazing at resolving my redness! I see a huge difference when before and after I use this! It’s amazing ingredients is everything that helps with redness! ✅Indie lee coQ-10- I discovered this toner from a friend recommending this to me after trying it and telling me how much it helped her redness! I have been using this for about 6 months!I always use this at night because I know when I wake up my redness looks super reduced and very soothed for when I start the day! I always use this right before applying serum or oil! This toner is a spray and very lightweight that it gives me the perfect hydration my skin needs, and is amazing with reducing redness! ✅Summer Friday’s jet lag mask- I saw this all over social media when it came out, and when I saw some reviews for it I knew it would be perfect for my skin and I immediately bought it! I have been using this for about 6 months! I also only use this at night and whenever I use it before bed I see the biggest difference in my redness when I wake up! I use this right after I cleanse my face!The very thick consistency of this is super helpful before going to bed because I know I will wake up with super moisturized skin!SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash
INDIE LEE-CoQ-10 Toner
Review my routine!
Hello everyone, I am going to show you my routine every night, I hope you can read it and my thoughts will help you! remember each product works differently depending on your skin type. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 1️⃣ I start by washing my face with fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash I really enjoy using this cleanser, It is my favorite since it leaves my skin super clean and refreshing, it has a cucumber smell that I love. 〰️ 〰️ 2️⃣ my next step is to spray YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha , I use this once I get my face clean and let it dry, also this is wonderful as a last step in my skin care routine in case I do a chemical peel or an enzyme powder to exfoliate. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 3️⃣ my third step I only do it when I have dark spots ( thanks to my hormonal acne) on my skin, and I really like Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution It feels super light, dries very quickly and I have noticed a difference in the area of my cheek where I have had dark spots. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 4️⃣ my fourth step is to apply my moisturizer GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer This is my favorite light weight moisturizer. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, it doesn’t freak out my oily T zone but still leaves my dry skin feeling nourished. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 5️⃣ don't forget to hydrate your lips 👄 so lastly I use LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Leaves my lips super hydrated, soft, I am so happy with this product, since I started using it the skin on my lips does not break like Before. if you got to last part, I hope it helps you some of my routine. 👏🏻 Thank you!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
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