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Hidden gems: Fourth ray beauty’s Reveal AHA

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Beautycation_by_shruti
Fourth Ray beauty is one such brand that mostly stands out for their cute, aesthetic packaging and their range of face milks! And ofcourse for they being cousin brand of infamous Colourpop cosemtics. I got these products to test whether they really do something for skin or not. I found these to be decently working except the mellow milk mist. I like this brand because of their ingredients focused products, such as their fruit/food based milks and serums. Some fruits like Pineapple and Papaya can be really great for skin. They have multiple Anti-oxidantd as well as Vitamins that help to target specific skin concerns. The only factor to look at is they need that particular extraction and formulation for those ingredients to work out of these fruits, most DIY recipes and extracts used directly on face will not give those benefits if not do any harm. I think Fourth ray beauty products are affordable and some of them might actually work great for your skin. I see people reaching for them mostly because they look cute and cohesive in their cabinet, but I think not all products or their face milks are necessary in your collection. The formula and the whole function if them is quite similar. 🍓I like the Strawberry milkFourth Ray - Strawberry Face Milk
as it is quite moisturizing on face, I found it to be a little more on greasy side when it settles on skin. I like this milk when I need that extra amount of moisture. Apart from moisturizing, and slightly Hydrating I didn't see it doing anything. Which is quite expected as it doesn't have any Actives in it. Most of the Fourth ray beauty products are on soothing and calming side as they contain such calming ingredients. ✨This milk has : Strawberry Seed Oil, Marshmallow, and Lotus Flower this formula conditions skin for a softer, healthier-looking complexion. ✨All three main ingredients are for moisturizing and hydrating effects as well as they can be calming on skin ✨This smells exactly like strawberry smoothie so for someone who loves fruity smell in skincare, this is really good. I didn't find any harshly irritating ingredients apart from the added fragrance in this milk. This has tiny amount of alcohol (mostly for penetration purpose) but nothing that will dry skin out. Overall I think it is a good lightweight moisturizer for Oily/combination skin types, especially in Winter. 🍋Other tried and loved product is their Reveal 10% aha serumFourth Ray - Reveal 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum
. I loved this serum as it works amazing on my acne prone, Sensitive skin. This has : Lactic acid , Glycolic acid and Strawberry extract. Lactic acid is second and Glycolic acid is fourth on their ingredients list which is really impressive. This serum is watery and doesn't irritate skin if used moderately. I truly enjoyed this serum. It definitely Exfoliates skin well, resurfaces the textural irregularities and lightens dark spots. If you want to try a different AHA serum on the market that won't break your bank, this serum is for 16$ for 30ml. I think you should definitely give this one a try! It's actually a hidden gem in AHA picks. 🍏Last one is their Mellow milk mistFourth Ray - Mellow Milk Face Mist
which has some soothing ingredients but I found it to be a little greasy on me so I didn't grab it as much. Also it didn't really seem to be working anything apart from soothing and calming irritation. ✨This has : WhiteTea, Chamomlie, and Marshmallow Root for a soft and comforted complexion. Definitely soothing anf calming ingredients. This has milky texture which leaves a slight oily finish on skin.
Sep. 18, 2020
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Zahr0529This serum is so amazing. Natural ingredients and I love them!
Oct. 6, 2020·1 like
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Beautycation_by_shruti@Zahr0529 Glad you love it hun ❤️
Oct. 6, 2020
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Deep Wrinkle Greatly Reduced No Botox or Filler
First: this is not photoshop nor is this a filter. They where taken on the same spot of the couch facing the same way 2 weeks apart. The natural lighting is a tad diff. I have been struggling with this furrow wrinkle since in my 20’s. I spent a lot of time outdoors working at children’s camps without putting sunscreen on my face or wearing a hat. I thought Botox was the only solution so when I was 22 I got my first injections. I was told to come back in 6 months but I couldn’t afford it. I tried Botox again at 24 and asked for filler but I was assured with routine Botox it would fade. But again I couldn’t commit. I never got it again. So I actually started a skincare routine when Mila Jovovich posted her skincare routine. I looked up her age then looked at her and was amazed. She looks good! So I started off by doing everything she did skincare wise (I couldn’t afford the contraptions she used like NuFace) Then by a fluke Dr. Dray popped up on my YouTube and it was skincare in your 30’s. I have never paid so much attention to a person before. After binging on her channel I had a list of products to get. My AM and PM routines are listed on my page. I use ♥️TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum ♥️Fourth Ray - Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum ♥️Fourth Ray - Reveal 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum ♥️Aveeno - Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 The Truskin contains hyaluronic acid which plumps the skin. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains Vitamin E which is a very powerful antioxidant that is great at reducing UV damage in the skin. Vitamin E fights off free radicals on the skin, which are a result of daily environmental stressors like unprotected sun exposure and air pollution. In fighting off free radicals, vitamin E helps protect the skin from damage. Niacinamide reduces the size and appearance of pores The Aveeno is gold, it is fragrance free, and contains your SPF : which is 30. I use this during the winter because I hardly go out but still need protection from the UVA and UVB that come through the windows. In the summer I double this to 60spf My PM Routine ♥️ TruSkin Retinoid with Vitamin E and Hydraulic Acid. ♥️Fourth Ray - Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum ♥️Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream ♥️Vaseline - 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original Being 30 my skin cell turnover rate slows. A topical Retinoid helps eliminate and reduce the signs of aging it helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!! It also improves skins texture for flawless looking skin! It also contains Vit E and Hydraulic Acid again- helps with wrinkles. Aveeno moisturizer is fragrance free, soothes the skin. I then slug. Slugging is so beneficial. It locks in all the products on your face so they don’t dry up, your skin gets the most benefit.
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haileemaria
My revised skincare routine AM/PM for winter
I posted my daily skincare routine but I’ve otherwise changed it up a bit.. it’s good to change things up once in a while. Morning Fourth Ray - Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum this is used to help reduce the appearance of pores on my face I target it specifically on my upper cheeks and nose as those are my problematic areas. TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum I use my vitamin C in the morning. The company I use combined Vit C with Vit E and Hydraulic acid so it gives my skin a fresh and plump look during the day Fourth Ray - Reveal 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum I use my AHA in the morning because I use a Retinoid at night and mixing the two can cause issues such as red patches and sensitivity along with a burning sensation. Fourth Ray had a Cactus Serum. It is high in vitamin A. I’ve touched in another post why Vit A us so so important to use. It prevents breakouts and supports healing for things like acne scars, it assists in promoting and maintaining healthy dermis and epidermis. There are a lot more benefits please see my other post. #Fourth Ray - Oat Face Milk[products]#[FiveStars] face milk is wonderful for hydration. I prefer this one because it is fragrance free. I use this religiously in the winter as the cold can really dry out your skin and it helps to have two protective barriers when out in the cold elements. Aveeno - Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ALWAYS WEAR AN SPF!!!!! Fragrance free with SPF of 30 usually I go higher but it’s winter in Canada and barely any sun so 30 is more than enough. U also like this because it doesn’t ruin your foundation. I was using another company and my foundation would be clumping and rolling off my face after an hour. Nighttime #Truskin - Retinoid with vitamin E and hydraulic acid[products]#[FiveStars] hurray for topical Retinoid. I am in my 30’s so my cells turnover rate has slowed thus making it important to use a topical Retinoid. This one also has Vit E and Hydraulic acid Fourth Ray - Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum used twice dating AM and PM you get the most benefits from this wonderful serum. #Fourth Ray - Oat Face Milk[products]#[FiveStars] Again with my face milk. It just makes my skin so smooth and moisturized. Fourth Ray - Later Hater Spot Treatment I have never loved an acne product more. In days my spot is clean and no more white heads... I seriously recommend this to anyone with acne. Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream moisturizer time! This is an amazing product. Vaseline - 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original lock all that in with something called slugging. This will keep the moisture locked in during the night Tip: sleep on silk pillow, cotton absorbs your products and causes wrinkles, where silk does not! I also have a post about that. ♥️
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rue ⚡️ | euphoria
rue ⚡️ | euphoria — heres the 3/4 euphoria look!!!! 😌 I must say the series is super interesting and super different !! and it does make u feel ~things~ look inspo from donni.davy & kirinrider on zendaya 🖤🕺🏽 ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Fourth Ray - Strawberry Face Milk MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation Too Faced - Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer HUDA BEAUTY - Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder COLOURPOP - Colourpop Blush Stix COLOURPOP - Lite Stix benefit - Hoola Bronzer Bash Value Set ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Gel ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dewy Set Setting Spray ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Liquid Liner ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette OFRA - Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
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love this look🦇
kat | euphoria 🦇 — 4/4 look for euphoria!! I really wanna do cassie but i dont have the blue jewels :( who knows i might do it!!! i highly recommend euphoria ! hehe the show def deserves all its hype! {WHOS YOUR FAV CHARACTER?} ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Fourth Ray - Strawberry Face Milk Too Faced - Born This Way Natural Finish Foundation Too Faced - Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer HUDA BEAUTY - Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder wet n wild - Megaglo Contouring Palette MORPHE - Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Waterproof Liner
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Discovering Essences
Essences aren’t new in the skincare world, but it wasn’t until recently more brands added them to their repertoire. An essence is a concentrated formula that targets wrinkles, fine lines, and dull skin. Most essences contain an active ingredient that promotes cell turnover. Eventually, the daily use of essences in your routine will lead to smoother and brighter skin. However, don’t be fooled by the promises that essences are somehow anti-aging powerhouses. I think of them as your skin’s multivitamin. Who Should Use this Essence Here’s the good thing about this product, because it’s almost entirely snail mucin filtrate, everyone should use it. But, you know I don’t believe in that “best for all skin types” stuff brands like to promote. To me, this product is a classic staple on everyone’s skincare routine, but those who need it have: Sensitive skin Dry skin Acne-prone skin Why? Because snail mucin can help reduce redness, nourishes at a cellular level, and provides a glow that will help fade out acne scars. But, most importantly, the combination of naturally-found hyaluronic and glycolic acid make it a must-have if you have sensitive or dry skin. How to Use this Essence It’s relatively simple to use an essence. After you’re done with the toner, use one or two pumps of product, it spreads easily. Apply all over your face and neck. Start from the center and work your way our with pulling motions, almost like a massage. Wait for it to dry before you move to the next step. Read my full review here: https://edit.shopgera.com/care-for-your-skin-with-snail-mucin-essence/ COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
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Vitamin C for Acne Prone Skin!
Vitamin C for Acne Prone Skin!
If you’re familiar with my content you know I’m a big fan of the Volition Strawberry-C Serum. It’s a great vitamin C serum that is fungal-acne safe and I’ve found doesn’t exacerbate existing breakouts and helps to minimize the appearance of acne scars. Vitamin C serums are great for acne prone skin because it helps to brighten and even out the complexion. This serum is powered by vitamin-C derived from strawberries and is targeted at normal, dry, combination and oily skin types looking to combat enlarged and clogged pores, dryness, dullness and uneven texture. What makes this product such a standout to me is its consistency and it’s ability to work well alongside literally any other product I layer it up with. I find with acne-prone skin, it’s easy to overwhelm the skin with product and lead to more bumps and texture. With this serum, the viscous but very spreadable pink serum glides over the skin and sinks in immediately, ready for the next products to be layered on top. I’ve been using this serum for a little under a year now and I have a back up ready to go when I run out! I decided to try this serum because I was interested in the brand Volition first of all, and second of all because I was intrigued by the use of strawberries in this formula. I’m really appreciating how brands are branching out from oranges to find other ingredients to derive vitamin C from. This formula includes both strawberry fruit and strawberry seed extract to brighten dull skin, unclog pores and remove excess oil. I definitely feel like this does what it says it does by the way it feels on my skin both after application and throughout a day’s wear. Other standout ingredients include Kakadu plum to reduce the appearance of redness that may be from PIH or from active breakouts, as well as reinforcing skin’s luminosity. Of course it also includes hyaluronic acid, a staple ingredient to plump up skin. While a lot of formulas containing hyaluronic acid seem to overwhelm my skin (particularly in the humid months, as hyaluronic acid extracts moisture and gives it to the skin), I find this formula has hit the perfect sweet spot of plumping and moisturizing without going into overdrive. The ingredients list is also super clean which of course I appreciate. It’s got Cucumber water, radish root extract, the strawberry derivates discussed, sodium hyaluronate, and ascorbic acid as the first few ingredients and there’s not much else to it! I really love this serum. It’s not the most potent vitamin C serum I’ve tried by any means, but it does gently and effectively combat redness and control oil while keeping my skin moisturized and clear of impurities. I’d recommend this to anyone with acne prone skin fighting minor discoloration or with fungal acne seeking a serum that won’t feed the malessezia on the skin. It’s not cheap, $42 for 1 oz, but it lasts a very long time and I’m not even halfway through this bottle. If you seriously struggle with dark spots I’d suggest looking elsewhere for a stronger vitamin C, but if you’re looking for maintenance this is a great option. It spreads out like a dream and works wonderfully with every product I’ve used in combination with it (and there have been many!) 5/5 from me for my particular skin needs (combination, acne prone, dehydrated)!
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I really wish I did not like this product, in fact I wish I hated it, and I tried to replace it with so many "dupes", but so far I havent found anything better to fix/heal/treat my skin after using Retin-a. Look, I have a lot of hyperpigmentation or had a lot and now I have some, I also deal with texture this is all thanks to my hormonal acne, so I have finally learned to stick to my Retin-A 5 nights per week. Retinoid users know the struggle with dry and flaky skin, I have followed all types of derm advices on how to deal with it but all of those tips were nonsense on my combo skin, it actually made me stop using retin-a (which slowed down my improvement). But finally I decided to woman up and use my Retin-a (on a lower dose) every night during the quarantine, and in the mornings I would apply this product - LIQUID COLLAGEN- and girl let me tell you I didnt have to worry about peeling/flaky skin, of course this thing is pricey so I tried moisturizing with other stuff (cerave cream, the ordinary serums, and a bunch more because I am a serum/moisturizer junkie) but none gave me the heal this one did. A esthetician recommended me another similar product that costed less than this product but nope, it did not compare. This product is amazing, it hydrates me, it heals me, and it doesnt leave residue, I can apply whatever I want on top of it (spf, other moisturizers, foundation, etc) with no issues. Or I can apply this alone and live my life to the fullest period. Pro Works on any type of skin, dry, sensitive, oily. Did not make me break out at all, did not give me any side effect or skin reaction. Leaves my skin so soft and glowy Con: The only and biggest con of all - ITS PRICEY 😥😥😥 TIP Once you apply let it stay on your face for at least 10 mins before applying anything else, since this product is so precious let your face absorb all it can, then do w e you want to your pretty face. Do I recommend it? Obsviously! Will I repurchase? Wish I said no, but yes I will. I am going to try wait for sephoras next sale event to get the 20% off of this. And by the way, if anyone swears there is a true dupe for this at a fraction of the price please let me know! Love you all! Paula Q
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