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Hidden gems: Fourth ray beauty’s Reveal AHA

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
Zahr0529This serum is so amazing. Natural ingredients and I love them!
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Beautycation_by_shruti@Zahr0529 Glad you love it hun ❤️
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Some old, some new favorites 🌈
New: I’ve been trying out the Fourth Ray - Reveal 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum and I LOVE it! My skin is soooo soft and smooth afterwards. The Milk MAKEUP - Glow Oil Lip + Cheek delivers a subtle, glowy color to your cheeks and lips and blends pretty well. The only thing is that it stains my sponges so that’s a bummer. Recently picked up the FARMACY - Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherrybut I haven’t tried it yet, trying to get through my other eye cream before I open this baby. Old faves: Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer my go to moisturizer for oily, acne prone skin. I’ve bought soooo many over the years! PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer is my favorite bronzer, I think ever? It’s just so blendable, buildable and the perfect bronze for my skin tone.
My current skin routine
I have been using the extra time to better maintain my skincare and here is my current routine. I have oily skin that is easily prone to acne, like wear makeup and later that day there’s a pimple somewhere on my face. (Usually my chin). I am on a budget so if anyone can recommend dupes for these I would be more than willing to try it! 🌞 Morning Routine 🌞 boscia - Clear Complexion Cleanser I really like this cuz it doesn’t strip my natural oils but I still feel like it got all the grossness off my face. My skin usually looks fresh without feeling stiff or dried out. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner I have huge pores and this stuff is just amazing to me. I have noticed that my pores do look smaller and I love the fresh smell of watermelon as opposed to the candy based smell often found. I recommend it to anyone who has oily skin but doesn’t want their skin to feel stripped Fourth Ray - Matcha Face Milk I recently added this to help my skin clear our more since matcha is supposed to be good for acne skin. I honestly am not sure if it’s done much for my skin yet cuz I’m still testing but no bad reactions so far! BIOSSANCE - BIOSSANCE Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel I have dark circles naturally and this helps lighten those circles! I literally see a difference when I am putting it on and I love it! I will probably buy again unless I can find something similar for cheaper fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer I needed a lighter moisturizer for my day routine because anything to heavy is just bad for my skin and so far I love how light this is and my skin feels amazing without feeling greasy. Just wish it was cheaper! 🌛Nighttime Routine *🌜 *This is very similar to my day routine but some differences so I won’t go into detail of the products I already mentioned fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash I recently have been trying this and don’t think I will end up buying again. It feels gentle but it doesn’t feel like it works well with my skin. I like to exfoliate 1-3 times a week depending how much my skin suffered that week but My skin didn’t feel cleaned just dry. I don’t think I’ll buy this again. I will just wash my face with my regular cleanser when I’m not exfoliating. Fourth Ray - Reveal 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum I bought at the same time as the matcha and with this I can see a difference for my skin. I tested it by putting it in my T zone because it’s the worse part and I saw my whiteheads on my chin drop significantly OLAY - Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream this is a heavier cream so I save for night use. I was using it during the day and hated how greasy it made me feel all day so I changed it to night and now it fits for my skin routine but I want to find something better to replace it when I am out.
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 Coconut Vanilla ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Liquid Liner ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Jackie Aina Eyeshadow Palette OFRA - Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
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 - Darkside Waterproof Liner

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