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✔️Results! Let's get rid of Hyperpigmentation! ✨

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Beautycation_by_shruti
If you know me for my Acne journey, you know I managed to leave my hormonal acne at bay. For few weeks I've been focusing on my Acne scars (dark spots) or Hyperpigmentation. For my Indian/brown skin it is inevitable to take care of my Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation as it tends to get worse with time and sun exposure. The key to start with gettind rid of hyperpigmentation is Sunscreen. Mostly an SPF 30+. It is very important to calm those Melanocytes (cells that produce Melanin) and stop/reduce inter-cell transfer of melanin once it's produced. ✨This can be done with the help of these ingredients : 1. Niacinamide - Brightens skin, reduces Inter-transfer of melanin, Calms melanocytes 2. Alpha Arbutin - Brightening agent, stops excessive melanin production 3. L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) - Brightens and lightens dark spots 4. Azelaic acid - Brightens, gently exfoliates and calms Melanocytes 5. AHAs and Retinol - Increase cell turnover and exfoliate skin for brightening of hyperpigmentation. These all are my current favorites and are absolutely effective. Their formulation is so good I have been able to enjoy using them. ✨AM routine : 1. PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner
2. ( I use this to prevent further breakouts, and I experienced slight brightening with this as well) NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2%
3. @naturium Alpha Arbutin 1% essence NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Essence 1%
4. @naturium Super serum plus on alternate days NATURIUM - Vitamin C Super Serum Plus
5. @naturium Azelaic acid 10% serum NATURIUM - Azelaic Topical Acid 10%
6.NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2%
7. @leegeehaam Royal Propolis vitam amploule 8. @sundayriley Tidal enzyme water cream ( This has Alpha arbutin and some other brightening ingredients) SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
I mix @cosmedix L-Ascorbic acid powder COSMEDIX - Pure Mixing Crystals Vitamin C Powder
with this cream and apply. It works amazing!! Or @sundayriley C.E.O vitamin C rich cream SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream
9. @tula protect +glow SPF 30 TULA SKINCARE - Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30
10. (When I'm heading out) Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40
✨ PM routine : 1. @naturium BHA toner 2. @naturium Alpha arbutin 1% essence 3. @naturium Alpha arbutin 2% serum 4. @curology Formula (This has Azelaic acid 8% and Niacinamide 4%) Curology - Curology formula
5. @sundayriley A+ Retinol serum (Two-three nights per week) SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
6. (Once or twice a week instead of Retinol and Curology formula) The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
/ SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment
6. I keep changing my night moisturizer, I use a gel/light moisturizer.
Oct. 2, 2020
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logannnSo many great products! You’re results are amazing!
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night night routine
My night time skin care roitine is a ritual. It's my "It's time to decompress, remove the day and transition to a relaxing evening" time. I start by using my micellar water and baby washcloth and remove me eye and facial make. Then, I wash my face with my Cetaphil face wash. After patting my face dry, I pat on some Revolution Bakuchiol Serum. Then I move on to the Revolution Hyaluronic Acid. After that, I get a drop of Revolution Targeted Under Eye Serum with Caffeine and Hyaluronic Acid and tap it under my eyes. Then I use Revolution Collagen Skin Firming Solution on my face. After that it's Revolution Niacinamide Blemish Refining and Moisturizing Serum. Then, I moisturize some more with CeraVe PM Ultra Moisturizing Lotion and finish off with a sample of Sunday Riley High Dose Rentinoid Serum. After that, I am finally ready to lay down for the evening and go to bed. Final thought, you probably don't need a complicated skin routine at night. and certainly, have a less complicated one on standby for those nights when you just can barely put one foot in front of the other. As my mom used to say....night, night, don't let the bed bugs bite. GARNIER - Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin I love, love, love this stuff! it's gentle on my skin. It takes off the toughest mascara without irritating my eyes. I use it as a pre cleanser before washing my face. Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser While I use this every night, I am only using it until I finish the bottle. I am not crazy about the scent and there is a slight sting on my cheeks when I first lather the product on my skin and I am not fond of that feeling. REVOLUTION - 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum REVOLUTION - Targeted Under Eye Serum 5% Caffeine REVOLUTION - 15% Niacinamide Serum REVOLUTION - Skin Firming Solution Stabilised Active Collagen Serum I've enjoyed all of the products I purchased from Revolution, they will all be empties. I am going to try The Ordinary next but the price comparison is about the same. DIFFERIN - Dark Spot Correcting Serum I haven't noticed a bit of difference since using this. how long do you have to you this before you notice your spots lightening?SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
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introvertmakeuplover
💙 Powerful but Gentle Retinol! 💙
Follow my skincare Instagram @skincare_by_reba for more content! 🥰 💙 Let’s talk 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐥 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐬! 💙⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭? This is SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum! SR’s site describes it as an “advanced-strength retinoid serum that delivers a 6.5% solution of stabilized retinoid blends and botanical, retinol-alternative extracts into the skin.” See my IG post for the breakdown of the retinoid blend & other key ingredients! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: I know you’re all probably waiting for me to say I don’t love a SR product, but I’m sorry...𝘐 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰 🥰 after using a Pixi retinol serum for a couple months and then switching to Luna (see my review in an earlier post!), I finally added this higher percentage of retinol to my routine in September. I think it was a HUGE contributor to the amazing results I saw in just over 2 weeks after switching to an almost entirely SR routine (scroll way back in my feed to see my before/after for that!). Every morning after I use this I wake up to super soft, even-toned skin. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you’re new to a higher dose retinoid, try layering a hydrating oil first for a more gentle experience with A+. Start with two nights on, two nights off and build from there. Once your skin has adjusted, you can use A+ nightly (if desired), and I like to layer Luna on top for a bonus dose of retinol goodness! This serum, like all SR products, plays very well with others in the line. I layer A+, Luna, and Good Genes on many nights and have never had an issue! Of course, I have very tolerant skin so make sure you do what works best for 𝘺𝘰𝘶!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞: The price is steep with this one, as it is with a lot of high-quality products. It’s $85/1oz or $122/1.7oz. I just finished up my 1oz bottle that I bought in mid-September, so it lasted me about 3.5 months with usage of 4-5 nights/week. I’ve cut back on that recently as I’m trying to rotate more products into my evening routine (like Vitamin C), and I used a solid 1.5-2 pumps with every use. If you just use 1 pump and less frequently, it’ll last you way longer! I just received my 1.7oz (just in time!) which I bought in the Power of Three kit — great savings that way on 3 serums I use all the time! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩-𝘥𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘭?
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reeeebekah
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Am routine
These products are the keys to good skin! Naturium has blown me away with this essence, my skin texture and brightness changed overnight and for 20 bucks it’s unbeatable. Apparently my skin loves alpha arbutin. My skin also loves niacinimide so it is no surprise how well the good molecules toner worked for me and it has so much product for 16 dollars. I’ve already posted about my obsession with the cos rx essence (follow me and check out my previous posts where I give out the deets). I like the firming sensation of the pink drink by Sunday Riley. I only use my essences in the morning and it tops everything off nicely. Would I repurchase for 48 dollars??......... eh it’s pink so why the hell not lol. And last but not least my fenty spf moisturizer that smells like heaven and hydrates my skin like a dream. Nothing and I do mean nothing will ever replace it. It’s not a bad price at 38 dollars I believe and this bottle is still the first one from their initial launch and I wear it everyday. Def worth the money!!! Follow me and look out for for my pm routine coming soon!
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ChloeJattan
New products coming soon..
My skin care birthday day wishlist... I have learned a lot about skincare these past few month and now that it will soon be my birthday of course I’m going to stock up on skin tear products Here is the list: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Essence 1% The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution COLOURPOP - So Juicy Plumping Gloss PAULA'S CHOICE - On-the-Go Shielding Powder SPF 30 PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel With Pump DIFFERIN - Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 PAULA'S CHOICE - Oil-Free Moisturizer FIRST AID BEAUTY - Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel VERSED - PRESS RESTART VERSED - WEEKEND GLOW OLAPLEX - No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit I included photos of my skin now and as soon as I get these products I will start posting weekly progress :)
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laurenboooo
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Differin Update - IT WORKS!!
Differin update!! These are no makeup pictures! The ones on the left are from the beginning of December 2020, before starting differin. The pictures on the right are today Feb 4th 2021. I am in my 5th week of using Differin. I am so excited about the improvement in my skin I could cry! I will definitely continue to use in order to improve my skins texture and reduce the scars that are left. I will list my am and pm routines below while on differin gel. AM routine 1. Wash face with water 2. NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum this is a nice lightweight serum! I am not sure if I have seen a dramatic difference in my skin but it does make my skin look glowy! 3. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer the perfect day time moisturizer for my dry skin. It feels very simple and soothing. 4. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 5. A few mornings a week, especially if I am at clinical or work wearing a mask all day I will tone with PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator it is non drying and helps unclog my pores and keep maskne at bay! PM routine with Differin 1. THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm THE best cleansing balm IMO! 2. VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser perfect gentle cleanser that does not leave my face feeling stripped! 3 FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream just started using this and it is the perfect thick moisturizer that does not feel like it clogs my pores like the cerave cream did! 4. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel PM routine without Differin On these nights I focus on products that will lighten scarring. 1. THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm 2. GLYTONE - Acne BPO Clearing Cleanser this is a great gentle cleanser that fights acne. Has been working great for me! 3. NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2% just started using this so I can’t give it 5 stars yet. It is not irritating whatsoever and feels lightweight! 4. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% I love the texture of this and I think it works great to fade acne scars. Especially paired with alpha arbutin. 5. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream
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gracielabreit
Skin Update! *Sensitive Skin Win!!*
Little skin update for y’all! The little nick on my nose is not a zit. 🥴 I am finding my HOLY GRAIL. Naturiums chemical exfoliator is something else! I’ve used a few in the past but none as gentle as this one! Many dry my super sensitive skin out but i have no issues with this! Also LOVING the alpha arbutin serum, the moisturizer, and skin mist! NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2% NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream
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KennedyHolstege
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why YOU should be using AZELAIC ACID
azelaic acid is a super amazing ingredient in skincare ! it aids in: even skin tone target stubborn spots soothes irritation & redness PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster 🍃key ingredients 🍃 azelaic acid (skin brightening, texture improving) glycerin (skin replenishing) salicylic acid (exfoliant) licorice root extract (skin soothing) I really really love this product!! it claims to do what is listed above, and I must say that it does this. I use this every night in my routine. it is a cream texture which I was surprised with at first because I had previously used the NATURIUM - Azelaic Topical Acid 10% which is a serum formula. before using this product, when I would pop my pimples...(I know I know, but we have all been there right?!), I would wake up with a huge scar on my face with redness everywhere! NOW, (for the occasional time that I do get pimples and pop them), the redness fades very soon after and I wake up looking like I never had a pimple there in the first place! my jawline tends to be prone to texture & pimples, and I believe that this product is a key reason as to why I don’t get many bumps or pimples there anymore!! I swear by this product and will definitely be trying to repurchase it in the future if my budget allows me to haha. PAULA’S CHOICE: 1oz for $36
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christyr
THE BEST INGREDIENTS FOR HYPERPIGMENTATION
Tired of hyperpigmentation and dark spots? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Here are the 10 best ingredients 🙌🏼 Spf: sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 elta md SKINCARE - UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 COOLA - Classic Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF 30 COOLA - Full Spectrum 360° Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 18 Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 Vitamin C SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum SKINCEUTICALS - Phloretin CF Prevent Serum Antioxidant Treatment PETER THOMAS ROTH - Potent-C Vitamin C Power Serum YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum Azelaic Acid The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% NATURIUM - Azelaic Topical Acid 10% PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster Kojic Acid LA ROCHE-POSAY - MELA-D PIGMENT CONTROL GLYCOLIC ACID SERUM SKINCEUTICALS - Discoloration Defense Skin Discoloration Serum Transexamic Acid NATURIUM - Tranexamic Topical Acid 5% THE inkey LIST - Tranexamic Acid Hyperpigmentation Treatment GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum Murad - Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum
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skinbymeegan
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Which BHA Product for Your Skin Type?
If you deal with acne-prone skin or enlarged pores, salicylic acid (BHA) is heaven-sent for most folks. Oil-soluble, it penetrates more effectively/deeply into the pore than water-soluble AHAs, touting hydrating, antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to exfoliating. But Which BHA Product Is Best for You? 👀 • PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator : $29.50 USD, $0.25 per mL. A cult classic, an international bestseller, a bottle of liquid gold. Water-thin, it contains a couple of humectants, an antioxidant, and 3 preservative/stabilizing ingredients. A super simple INCI list! This makes it especially friendly to many sensitive-skinned folks, as the list of possible skin triggers is small. Some people say the finish feels oily, but I find it intensely hydrating and it soaks in quickly, making it great for combo and dry skin alike! This simple liquid is my pick for enlarged pores and general skin congestion. • NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% : $20 USD, $0.17 per mL. Encapsulated salicylic acid and a variety of humectants make this a hydrating exfoliant “toner”, perfect for those with any skin type, with one exception- those with sensitive skin may have issue with the citrus extracts contained, though the producers of the extracts claim they contain mild AHA exfoliant properties. I’d recommend this to any skin type with non-sensitive skin looking for a budget SA product that leaves skin hydrated but not tacky, and helps to keep pores minimized and unclogged. Texture-picky folks on a budget will love this! • THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum : $10.99 USD, $0.37 per mL. This is the best BHA for oily skin, featuring a super simple INCI list made up of humectants, stabilizers, salicylic acid, and zinc PCA. Salicylic acid helps to keep pores clear while zinc pca helps to reduce sebum production, though I personally react badly to zinc pca- bumps and itchiness, unfortunately. This product is still one I recommend to friends, as it’s affordable and has minimal chance of triggering skin allergies/sensitivities other than the zinc, with huge potential for those that struggle with acne in general.
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Skinsitive
Skin Update! *Sensitive Skin Win!!*
Little skin update for y’all! The little nick on my nose is not a zit. 🥴 I am finding my HOLY GRAIL. Naturiums chemical exfoliator is something else! I’ve used a few in the past but none as gentle as this one! Many dry my super sensitive skin out but i have no issues with this! Also LOVING the alpha arbutin serum, the moisturizer, and skin mist! NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2% NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream
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KennedyHolstege
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Sunday Riley Empties!
I freaking love this brand! Their marketing, packaging, and products continue to impress me as I try new things. SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil probably the least favorite product I’ve tried from Sunday Riley. I mainly just didn’t feel like it sunk into my skin, and left me oily, which is something I definitely don’t want in the mornings when I am applying vitamin C. SUNDAY RILEY - Ceramic Slip Cleanser just meh. Don’t love the consistency or color (like a murky gray color??) it was fine as a cleanser, but I didn’t find anything special about it. SUNDAY RILEY - Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream this stuff is good, just a little heavier than I tend to use. I know ceramides are great for retaining skin moisture, but since my skin leans oily, it just was a bit much for me! I like the consistency and clean feel though! SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream I love this stuff!!! Favorite vitamin c product I’ve tried so far. It works great as a morning moisturizer in the morning, and sinks in to my skin great as a base for my makeup!! Big fan. SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment there’s nothing I can say about this stuff that hasn’t already been said by everyone else. I truly saw a difference in pores, brightness, and just general appearance of my skin quickly after beginning to use this. Super happy with it. SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Sleeping Night Oil amazing. I love this as an intro to retinol, and it has had no negative effects since it’s so gentle! I love the smell, the blue color, and will continue to buy this as long as they will sell it to me!
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shuber18
Addition to Winter ❄️ Skincare Routine 🍊
Hey there! I hope you’re having a great week so far. I know that the last few weeks have been crazy in the US 🇺🇸 at least due to the election and everything. I received the Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Hydration Cream on my Boxy premium back in August. SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream It was still quite hot in California around that time with multiple heat waves and decided to take this off my routine. It made my face super oily despite having dry skin. However, it started getting cold around mid-October and that’s when I added this to my morning routine. This has a high potency of Vitamin C and claims to fight visible signs of aging while helping with dryness. This is perfect for the colder months because it is thick and fixes my dry patches quickly. It also feels like butter on skin. My skin feels quickly moisturized and prepped in the morning. I also LOVE how this smells. It smells like freshly squeezed orange juice. I use this right after I apply my Vitamin C serum from Drunk Elephant. I don’t use this at night because I want to avoid mixing vitamin C with AHA/BHA and glycolic acid. I use those ingredients on my night time routines So far this made a huge difference on my skin. Not only it helps with moisturizing, but it makes my skin glow for hours. This item is a bit pricey however. It retails for $65 USD. Though pricey, I will definitely re-purchase. What additions have you made to your winter skincare routine? Xoxo, Francesca 💋
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FrancescaDFlower
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Tips to Get the Most of Curology 🔥 🌟
Thanks for my goodies @curology! So happy to be a part of the #Curologyambassador family! 💗 ⁠ ⁠ Curology doesn’t work 100% of the time for everyone. As you know, skin issues are much more than skin deep. If you have a hormonal imbalance, topicals aren’t going to be the best for you. But they can still help with texture and hyperpigmentation. ⁠ My tip: Many users can tolerate Curology every night. BUT if you’re new to any of its ingredients (like tretinoin), you might want to start slow. So you might find one to begin once a week for two weeks. Then, twice a week. Move up to three times a week. And then try it 4-5 times a week. ⁠ ⁠ First two week: Use twice a week (M/F) Third-four week: Use three times a week (M/W/F) After first month: Use four or five times a week (M/W/F/S) HOWEVER, this timeline only works if your skin is tolerating it. How do you know it is? We’ll make sure you DO NOT have any of these: Sudden dryness Redness Irritation Even if you can tolerate 4-5 times a week, I recommend you give your skin a day or two to relax and use those days for masks and moisturizers instead. 🌟 ⁠ ⁠ PD: I’m linking to my Curology page (I don’t get any commissions) for anyone who wants to try two months for FREE!⁠ ⁠ #curologyambassador⁠
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geralorentas
my skincare routine for fungal acne!
here are some of my homy grails for clearing up fungal acne!! makeup removal GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover fungal acne safe !!affordable and effective cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser this is a fungal acne safe whipped cleanser that is super gentle!! doesn’t irritate any active break outs toner ( optional ) NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% a light weight fungal acne safe toner that adds plumpness to the skin without messing with other products serum NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% affordable and effective niacinamide serum that reduces redness and irritation! and its fungal acne safe! treatment ( most important) Curology - Curology formula this right here is the money maker!! this is super effective for fungal acne! make sure your formulation includes zinc pyrithione moisturizer NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream although this isn’t fungal acne safe ( polysorbate) its only has one non fa safe ingredient but its super low on the list so its not likely to give you a break out. and its a lightweight gel cream oil The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane affordable and moisturizing! squalane oil is fungal acne safe! sunscreen FACE HALO - MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ affordable light weight sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast. its fa safe but is VERY fragrant comment below your favorite fungal acne products!!! like and save xo melanie
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dewybaby
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5 BENEFITS OF SUNSCREEN
5 BENEFITS OF SUNSCREEN 1 - Helps to keep your complexion even. Sun damage is one of the many causes of uneven skin tone & daily use helps to prevent those effects 2-Helps Protect Against The Visible Signs of Premature Aging 3- protects your skin against the sun's broad spectrum of harmful UV rays 4-Reduces Risk of Cancer 5-Healthy Skin Overall!!! Please keep in mind that in order to receive these benefits from SPF creams/products , you must wear sunscreen EVERYDAY and reapply every 2/3 hours, rain or shine, sunny days or not. SPF 30 or higher is ideal and recommended while SPF 15 is the minimum. Im a sunscreen junkie, I have tried so many along the way, these are the ones I currently use and have used. Some not so good, some good and some just GREAT. Have you tried any of these? Did you love them or did you hate them? Please tell 😃 Stay tuned, I will be reviewing and sharing my experience using these sunscreens very soon.
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bellek
Glowy skin!!!!
I decided to try this toner out and it is absolutely amazing. The purpose of this toner is to soothe and hydrate Some ingredients that stood out to me is the propolis extract, honey and hyaluronic acid. We all love hyaluronic acid. It’s alcohol free and safe for sensitive skin. My thoughts!!! I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks and I used it in my am routine. It preps my skin for my serums. My skin definitely feels hydrated once I apply it. I got this Sephora’s for $22 but a little goes a long way. It looks like milk and very light weight. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner TULA SKINCARE - Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 this sunscreen definitely gives me that dewy glow after applying. It doesn’t leave no white cast, it absorb right onto my skin. I actually tried this out because of @d.Bennett and I’m actually I did. It has Uav+.uvb protection it spf 30. It has gel like consistency. Ingredients: probiotics which hydrates n prevent water loss Pineapple +papaya which helps even skin tone. Wild butterfly ginger root which protects from blue light. I think this is a pretty good sunscreen I’ve been using it for a while. Got it from ulta for $36 definitely will be repurchasing.
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Mrs.Knowles
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Morning routine updated
Ok I’ve made a few changes to my routine and sometimes I keep switching a few things in and out depending on the day.... I start with The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution which I love. I think glycolic acid is an important ingredient to have in your routine for oily skin and wrinkles and even acne too. I always use insta natural - Zinc Vitamin C Serum but I go between also using insta natural - Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum which I love for acne, insta natural - Dark Spot Corrector I don’t notice a huge difference with this but it has great ingredients or insta natural - Skin Brightening Serum, Anti-Aging that has alpha arbutin to help brighten dark spots or hyperpigmentation. So I alternate with those! Love using COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence to have a dewy glow and helps with skin texture and pigmentation issues I’ve recently added The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to help with acne and oily skin and love it too. I top with a thin layer of Clindamycin gel and then moisturizer which I alternate also between a few different ones. BEEKMAN 1802 - Bloom Cream Daily Probiotic Moisturizer has great ingredients but a funky old woman smell I do not like, thank goodness I only have a sample size.... Honest has a great soothing moisturizer I’ve tried and also ARBONNE has a great calming moisturizer as well as a lightweight jelly moisturizer I go between. Then I do a few drops of The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% and I’m done. I usually let it sit for awhile or at least a good 5 minutes while I do my eye makeup and eyeliner before I use any face makeup but I love the texture of my skin so far using this all together.
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Taykro928
Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines pt. 3
Hey y’all! Today’s post is part 3 of 4 of my Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines series. In today’s post we’re covering @geralorentas and @robynkenner ! Starting with @geralorentas. She starts out by cleansing with theCeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser which costs $13 for 8 fl oz. This cleanser has super gentle exfoliating agents, as well as glycerin and Hylaronic acid which are very hydrating. Next she uses theRENÉE ROULEAU - Rapid Response Detox Toner which costs $41 for 6 fl oz. This toner, as far as toners go, is pretty good. Its main draws are Salicylic acid and Lactic acid which are great for dealing with acne. Next she uses theSKIN GRAMMAR - Super Good Repair Essence which costs $38 for 5.7 fl oz. This essence has Nicinamide and glycerin, as well as a ton of ceramides. Unfortunately it has orange peel oil. Citrus oils a extracts are extremely irritating to the skin because they are acidic, so I have to say no to this essence. Next she uses the RENÉE ROULEAU - Vitamin C&E Treatment which costs $69 for 1 fl oz. It has glycerin, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, but again it has citrus oils and extracts which make this another no for me. Then to moisturize she goes in with the#Dr. zenovia - Peptide + Ceramide Moisturizer[products]#[FourStars] which costs $79 for 1.7 fl oz. This moisturizer has ceramides and glycerin. Finally she goes in with theLA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Anti-shine Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ which I couldn’t find the price for. It’s a really good basic sunscreen. So that’s @geralorentas routine. For her I would recommend getting rid of the essence and the treatment, but otherwise the products seem great! Moving on to @robynkenner. She starts with a double cleanse, and we’ll talk in a minute about what she’s doing wrong. She starts with the The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser which costs $7.90 for 1 fl oz. The main ingredients in this are squalane and glycerin. A lot of people complain that this cleanser is so gentle is barely cleans, but it seems to work for @robynkenner. Then she uses theMurad - Clarifying Cleanser which costs $32 for 6.75 fl oz. The main draw for this product is Salicylic acid, but again it’s a no because of citrus oils and extracts as well as fragrance. Now I mentioned that she’s double cleansing wrong. Double cleansing isn’t just using 2 cleansers, it’s specifically using an oil based cleanser and then a water based cleanser. (Check out my post on double cleansing for more information) In this case, @robynkenner is using 2 water based cleansers which can be stripping to the skin, and isn’t considered double cleansing. She mentioned she started doing this because her skin didn’t feel clean with just the first cleanse, and I think this might be because the Squalane Cleanser is too gentle. Next she uses theNeutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream which costs $25 for .5 fl oz. First off, eye cream should be at the end of a routine. The eye cream itself is great though. Next she usesThe Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution which costs $8.70 for 8 fl oz. I talked about this product in pt. 1, but in short it’s really good. And finally she uses the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream which costs $36 for 6 fl oz. This is a nice super thick basic moisturizer. So in conclusion @robynkenner, I’d try to find a new cleanser, then just add your eye cream after moisturizer instead of early in the routine. That’s all for pt. 3! Please cheer for this post if you liked it, comment below your favorite cleansers to help out @robynkenner, and follow me to join the family and for similar content. -Mae
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herecomesthesunnygrl
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Quick reviews on samples
To take a page from my friend @Mallorywho does #samplesaturday - sharing mine a day late 🤗 To purchase list (TPL)- YES or NO? alpyn beauty - PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer While I only got two 2 of this in 1 day, am & pm, I was able to determine it’s not for me. The scent was off-putting, a very natural scent which I wouldn’t mind if it didn’t linger. It’s also got some oils in it that can be irritating. At $60 this is a very pricey moisturizer. It claims the benefits of Bakuchiol (retinol alternative), Squalane and Vitamin C BUT you don’t see these ingredients until over half way through the ingredient list! TPL - NO REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm $49 I really liked this. I like to really moisturize up at night so I would add my nightly moisturizer and top off with a thin layer of this balm. I had no issues with a sticky mess and my hair (or pet hair) all over my face as I have had with a previous balm. One ⭐️ taken for fragrance. TPL - YES DIOR - Capture Dreamskin Care & Perfect A gorgeous primer/serum but incredibly overpriced at $120! Not as fragrant as some I’ve used before being it has the added fragrance but there are more reasonably priced options available, Tatcha’s primer even being half the price! TPL - NO TATCHA - The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream $60 This eye cream is THICK! It’s more like a balm that is meant to melt into your skin. For me it was hard to spread around my eye area. I would try to warm up between my fingers first but just didn’t find it easy to work with. I’m not a fan of using fragrance around my eyes either. While I love Tatcha I have other eye creams I’d rather use. I also did not like product in this type of container, very small and not sanitary given the texture. TPL - NO SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment $120. I believe I’ve talked about this one before. It is such a small sample but a tiny (pea-size) amount is only needed. So I was able to determine this was non-irritating to my skin. It’s got a pretty decent ingredient list except for the fragrance. I prefer using Farmacy’s Honeymoon Glow with AHA & BHA at half the price. TPL - NO Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum $72. While I initially thought this was working for me I’ve realized it may have brightened some areas of skin but did not help fade or reduce my spots. A pretty simple serum to use with no issues in my routine. TPL - NO LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer $33 A HIGHLY popular toner that has a pretty simple ingredient list. I love a good hydrating toner and this hits the spot! It’s easy to transfer from my hands to my face and my skin drinks it up. I was able to add as many layers as I’d like without any side effects. Only downside is Laneige is not cruelty free. TPL - NO ❤️🍒
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beautiewithjen
Weekly Treatment Schedule
I have a set, written down schedule for all my treatments for the month, because I have a really bad memory and find that if I don’t write stuff down I tend to over use or under use the products. This is how my routine was all through 2020, and have had no problem so far. I use The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane 3 times a week, on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. I’m pretty experienced when it comes to retinol, so I feel comfortable using it 3 times a week. This is also the only one of my schedules that isn’t set in stone. When my skin is feeling more sensitive, or is feeling very dry, I might only use this 2 times a week. I exfoliate using the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner and the SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment 2 times a week on Tuesday’s and Sunday’s. I usually use these on the same days, but again, if my skin is feeling sensitive or dry, I will leave out the toner and just use the serum. I use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week for 10 minutes, I use this on Thursday’s and Friday’s are my resting day where I focus on repairing and hydrating my skin. 📍= product was sent to me for free
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hannahgarritty
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Current Products I'm Using
I have oil/combo skin and been struggling with hormonal acne for a few years now which is mainly around my chin. I have noticed some positive changes but also some negative ones, for example I have more blackheads in areas besides my nose which I never had before. Here are the products I've been using lately. AM Routine I don't cleanse in the morning just splash water on my face and pat dry, then I apply PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster after I apply moisturizer e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream - Fragrance Free then sunscreen Supergoop! - Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 With Sunflower Extract PM Routine During the day I don't wear much makeup just some mascara so I just use GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Water for my first cleanse, then I go in with PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore Normalizing Cleanser which I am just about out of so I will be using CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanserwhich I haven't tried before but decided to buy it because of all the hype! Than I apply my toner and depending on my skin at the time I will either use PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner or I'm from - Rice Toner I have just recently purchased and starting using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% then I moisturizer with THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer I use PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator twice a weeks and PAULA'S CHOICE - 1% Retinol Treatment with Peptides + Vitamin C 3 times a week. My skin is still breaking out so I'm gonna try eliminating certain products to see if I can pin point what is causing the breakouts and blackheads. I recently purchased a cleansing brush and I'm gonna start by eliminating the Paulas choice BHA Exfoliator and start using the brush 2 or 3 times a week instead. If that's not the problem then I'm gonna try taking out the Vitamin C. If anyone has any advice or tips I am all ears!!!
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JennyMariaSchmidt
Morning Routine- Paula’s Choice
Hi guys! I recently purchased some new products from Paula’s Choice and decided to update my morning skin care routine. Thought I would share my routine here and then give you an update in a few months to let you know how the products performed! My skin: oily/combo, dehydrated patches from using tretinoin at night, clogged pores and comedonal acne, PIH, not sensitive. CLEANSER: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I’ve been using this for months and love it. Does a great job of removing everything yet not stripping my skin. One of the game changers in my routine has been cleansing for longer (30-60 sec) and GENTLY (don’t scrub or rub at your skin). TONER: PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner While toners aren’t necessary in general, this one I cannot live without. It is so hydrating and has my skin feeling so good. It contains niacinamide to help diminish look of pores and control oil. ESSENCE: COSRX - Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence I use this more as a serum than an “essence” but I like it a lot. Contains niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. Very hydrating yet perfect for my oily skin. EXFOLIANT: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator Got this as a free sample. Only used it twice but I was surprised by how gentle and hydrating it was during application. However, my skin was pretty dry the next morning. I’m currently only using it once a week since I also use a strong retinoid at night. (Not a dealbreaker for me but this product smells BAD). TREATMENT: PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster Azelaic acid has so many benefits and I’m sure you don’t need me to list them all here. Bought mostly to help fade PIH from acne spots. I use this 3-4 times per week. This formulation also includes salicylic acid so I don’t use this on the same day as the exfoliant. Azelaic acid is safe to use with almost any other skin care active. EYE CREAM: VERSED - VACATION EYES Brightening Eye Gel I haven’t made up my mind on eye creams in general yet but decided to try this to see if it helps with dark circles (contains vitamin C). I doubt it will but I’ll give it more time and update you all. SUNSCREEN: PAULA'S CHOICE - Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 Have used this twice and already it’s one of my favourite sunscreens. I’m partial to mineral sunscreens and I was surprised how light, easily spreadable and beautiful this looks and feels on my skin. It doesn’t leave a white cast or make my skin greasy. Has an amazing satin matte finish. This formula also contains antioxidants and resveratrol! Not super hydrating so if you have drier skin I’d place a moisturizer underneath, but for me it’s fine on its own. Let me know what you think!
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olivia6
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Can I still use oils with large pores?
Hi! I have majorly prioritized my skin care since beginning of COVID. Mostly with products from FabFitFun and my esthetician. Lots of improvements, but still have large pores. Any suggestions? CleanserSORELLA APOTHECARY - Orange You Jelly Cleanser I mix my tone and essence and liberally spritz Toner Terre mère - Aloe and Tea Tree Toner Essence Hanskin - Hyaluron Skin Essence AM: Serums:Too Faced - Hangover Good in Bed Ultra-Replenishing Hydrating Serum Mixed with COSMEDIX - Pure Mixing Crystals Vitamin C Powder Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum Sometimes this, but it results in pilling and doesn’t go on very smoothly: THE BETTER SKIN CO. - Glow G Serum dr. brandt - Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Triple Peptide Eye Cream Murad - Outsmart Acne Clarifying Treatment Spot treatment on zits: GROWN ALCHEMIST - Blemish Treatment Gel Salix-Alba, Boswellia Kate Somerville - Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream GROWN ALCHEMIST - Hydra-Repair Day Cream HydroPeptide - Moisture Reset Phytonutrient Facial Oil Daytime SPF SORELLA APOTHECARY - Tropical Topical Matte SPF30 At night I swap out the Too Faced for grace & stella - Hyaluronic Acid Serum The GA Day Cream for GROWN ALCHEMIST - Regenerating Night Cream Add in KARYNG - Retinol Renewing Serum With Pro-Verte Complex Typing this out makes me feel crazy!!!
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PamelaSchmitt
My Night Routine
These are the products I’ve been using for the past several weeks for my night routine and I’ve been really happy with the results. I’ve seen improvements with hyperpigmentation, fine lines, texture (tighter pores), acne, hydration and overall brightness. Here’s my list of products in the order I use them: • La Roche-Posey Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser (I use this with my silicone scrubber brush) • Jack Black Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads • The Ordinary “Buffet” serum (3 drops) mixed with a couple shakes of Cosmedix Pure C powder (I apply some to my lips also) • Dr. Brandt D.N.A. Triple Peptide Eye Cream • Elemis Peptide 4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil (my favorite night cream ever!) • La Roche Posey Effaclar Duo Duel Acne Treatment (as needed for spot treatment)
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CourtneyLeeSikes
Vita B3 + C The Best to brighten Dull skin
Swipe left for texture shots 🔙 This Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule by Dr. Ceuracle @dr.ceuracle_global Dr.Ceuracle - Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule is Amazing!!! This is a Korean brand and product⭐ The name is given with the ingredients it has! This small ampoule works great on skin without requiring a large amount in single application. Only two-three drops go a long way and they work great by giving the skin a natural radiant glow and brightened complexion. ✨Ingredients breakdown: 1. 33.5% Propolis extract + Royal jelly extract (Propolis is made by bees to protect their hives from external factors) - This has rich  Anti-oxidant properties. Also it helps amazingly to relieve Irritated, sensitive skin with eliminating redness and rosacea. 2. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Panthenol (Vitamin B5) and Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C derivative) - This concussion is very well known for boosting radiance and brightening complexion, also this helps in getting rid of Hyperpigmentation and dark spots. 3. Rose Centifolia flower water - Helps in calming and hydrating irritated skin. ✨My experience: 1. The formula is so unique it starts as watery consistency and applies like a lightweight oil similar to Squalane. 2. Doesn't feel greasy or heavy. 3. Doesn't irritate or burn skin. 4. Gives that instant glow because of the oily consistency. 5. Works amazing over the time by brightening dull skin and leaves skin looking plump and healthy. 6. The bottle is very small but you don't require a lot of product. So it goes a long way. Apply this as the last step in your routine or before moisturiser and it won't even feel on the skin. Over all I loved the skin science behind this formula, it's very unique and effective!! ❤
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Beautycation_by_shruti
This is the dr.ceuracle Royal Vita Propolis 33 Ampoule. It’s formulated with 50% propolis extract and 10% Seabuckthorn tree extract. The propolis extract has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties plus seabuckthorn is naturally inflammatory as well! . ℍ𝕠𝕨 𝕕𝕠𝕖𝕤 𝕚𝕥 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕝? . This consistency of this serum is pretty watery, almost like an essence. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky at all. I use two droppers worth of the serum to cover my face and upper neck area. . 𝔻𝕠𝕖𝕤 𝕚𝕥 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕜? . I used this twice a day for a week and a half and found that it’s slightly moisturizing but nothing amazing. It’s a decent serum but I wouldn’t go out of my way to use it or replace one of my other serums with it, so I wouldn’t buy another bottle. .
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girlchickbetty
My acne journey snapshot
Hi! So I have had extreme cystic acne for around 3 years with flare ups every once and awhile. But ring now I am getting some control with my skin, the pandemic has been the worst time for my skin so i contacted a dermatologist and went on antibiotics and prescriptions, and it seems to be working! Right now it seems the important thing is to get rid of acne scars and sunscreen as always? Please comment any recommendations.
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tired_tulip
Updated Review
FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya was dropped almost a full year ago. My first impressions were high. I thought this was a hit and would be a great choice for any skin type. I’ve finished the jar and can say that is no longer my belief. WHAT IS IT? Daily Greens is an oil-free + silicone free lightweight gel that contains a blend of hyaluronic acid and phytonutrients (chemicals found in plants). • Paraben Free • Phthalate Free • Mineral Oil Free • Cruelty Free SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: Moringa Seed Extract + Moringa Water - purify and refresh Papaya Extract - provides gentle exfoliation Hyaluronic Acid (4 Types) + Polyglutamic Acid - powerful hydration Kale, Cucumber + Eucalyptus - superfoods to nourish Willow Herb + Niacinamide - reduce oil production and minimize appearance of pores SKIN TYPE: Normal, Combination, Oily - (I’D SAY OILY & COMBO) HOW TO USE: Use both am and pm as last step in skincare routine PRICE: $38 1.7 oz Enter code: KATHERINE20 at checkout and save 20% each time you shop! (Support $ save w/my beauty @blendedbeautyblurbs) MY EXPERIENCE: As I said, at first I thought I really was going to like this gel-like moisturizer. I’m a normal skin girl and typically can get along with any moisturizer. Unfortunately this left my face “feeling tacky”, I could just FEEL it on my skin and I didn’t like it. To the touch it wasn’t but it still felt that way. I tried a smaller amount and would get the same results. It worked fine with makeup I personally just didn’t like the feel of it. I don’t quite understand why but I think my face just didn’t care for this texture. I’ve used this type of moisturizer before - SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream is a wonderful one I enjoyed and had no issues with. From my research and reading reviews I feel this would be a great moisturizer for those with oily skin as it has been a clear hit for them. I think if you have dry skin this isn’t going to provide you the moisture you like, even though it’s got four types of HA. I personally love a rich, hydrating cream. Farmacy has a great range of moisturizers to choose from and I’ve been able to try them all: FARMACY - Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer - a good option for all skin types but may not be rich enough for those looking for a deep moisturize FARMACY - Better Daze Ahead CBD Moisturizer - perfect for all skin types. One of my faves FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer - for normal to dry. Dry skin lovers dream! * I have a review of all the moisturizers on my page except Honey Halo which is to come soon. What’s your FAVORITE moisturizer? Which one do you repurchase time and time again? I’ve got several more moisturizer reviews coming your way! Stay tuned 👀 Much ❤️ my 🍒 skinnies
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beautiewithjen
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I used the skin ceuticals Vitamin C holy grail
6 months after I started to take better care of my skin. Here’s some pics non filtered of my routine. 1. I purchased the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum the most recommended from dermatologist and was definitely not sure whether to purchase or no because of its price. Thank god I did 🙏 this is really the holy grail. 2. The OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème this eye cream was gifted to me by cousin over a year ago. I love it. It’s absolutely amazing. 3. Last but no least thanks to Cherie for gifting me absolutely the best eye cream ever used Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Highly recommend these products. The most important is being consistent and using them every morning. 😘
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coupleskinroutine
❄️ Winter Skin Care Tips
Winter is a tuff time on our skin. I suffer from roseca, eczema and in winter months my skin tends to be super dry. Here are some tips that I use to keep my skin hydrated and healthy during these months. Winter Skin Care Tips~ Sunscreen- Even though it’s not summer you still need sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful uv rays. If your looking for a good sunscreen I recommend Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40   Humidifier~ The rising thermostat indoors causes dry air that sucks the moisture right out of your body. My. dermatologist recommended that I Use A humidifier in my bedroom in, to help keep my skin hydrated. I keep my humidifier on my bed side table aimed towards my face as I sleep. It has really help keep my skin hydrated all year long especially in the cold months. 🚨 Tip~ If you get a humidifier get one that you can add scent pads too. You can get vics vapor rub scent pads that help with your sinus or essential oil pads. You can get a Humidifier can Off amazon starting. at $19.99 Drink Up~ We tend to loose moisture more often during the winter months. In the summer I’m super active and I drink on a minimum of 4-5 bottles of water. In the winter months I’m just not as thirsty and find I find my myself drinking less. I use crystal light lemonade packs in my water. Limit Shower Time~ It may be tempting to take a long, steamy shower, but your skin will be much better served with a 5- to 10-minute lukewarm shower (or bath), as the AAD suggests. Hot water dries out your skin by stripping it of its natural oils. Blot your skin dry and apply a thick moisturizer within a few minutes after bathing to seal the water into the skin. This is the one Tip that is hard for me to follow. I Love a hot shower after being out in the cold. Dress Smart~ when heading outside, Make sure you bundle up and Protect your skin from the elements by wearing gear like scarfs, hats and gloves. Avoid materials that might irritate the skin. If you feel itchy under your favorite wool sweater wear a thin, breathable shirt underneath, or switch to a different material like fleece. Modify Your Skin Care Rountine~The key to having healthy and glowing winter skin is using mild skin care products. Choose cleansers that contain moisturizers to avoid stripping your skin of its natural moisture barrier. I use a cream-based cleansers, and apply toners and astringents sparingly during the winter, if at all. Many astringents contain alcohol, which can further dry your skin. When your skin is dry and itchy, the AAD recommends you stop using products that contain alcohol and fragrances in order to help skin retain its natural oils. At night, use a richer moisturizer on your face. Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40
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maggie26
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❌❌❌Dont Mix These W/ Retinol❌❌❌
What doesn't Retinol do??? It helps unclog pores, exfoliate and smooth skin, reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation, treats acne and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. So do we really need to pair it with any other active ingredients??? The quick answer is no, retinol can do a lot on its own. Here are a list of products not to mix with Retinol: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ ❌AHAs- Too irritating ❌Salicylic Acid- Too Drying ❌ Another Retinol- No benefit to double down- Too irritating ❌Benzoyl Peroxide- They will deactivate each other, however, DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump is the exception. I currently use DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump and I layer my favorite BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum underneath. Even tho it's labeled a retinol it's the natural Bakuchiol retinol form and works well layered with adapalene. You can also layer some Vitamin C serums and Hyaluronic Acid with your Retinol. I love NATURIUM - Vitamin C Super Serum Plus a mix of vitamin c/retinol and NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5% . Do you use a Retinol?? Do you layer your retinol??
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MelaninSkinCareAddict
NATURIUM GEMS ✨✨✨
I am so excited to share these products with you guys because just wow! I wanted to take some time to try them out for a bit and see how they would react on my skin. Happy to say these products absorb into my skin beautifully without leaving a sticky feeling. I always pair an occlusive moisturizer with my actives to prevent possible irritation and over drying. My thoughts: NATURIUM - Azelaic Topical Acid 10% This product gently exfoliates the skin to help reduce the appearance of dark spots. This also helps control and balance excess oil. This product has a slight tingling sensation when first applied but it goes away after you smooth or pat it into your skin. I like to apply this in the nighttime only. Never experienced itchiness or irritation after using this. NATURIUM - Vitamin C Super Serum Plus Now this bad boy contains vitamin c, vitamin a, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. I use this during the day time unless I’m wearing a mask that day. This helps with aging, acne, hyperpigmentation, And enhances overall complexion. I see an immediate brightening effect on my skin after using this. I love how this is a power infused serum that never leaves my skin feeling irritated. I use this serum 3-4 a week in the daytime. NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% This product deserves more hype then it’s getting. I see how it is improving the look of my dark spots, and overall skin texture. Gentle but very effective. Great for most skin styles. I love how this preforms and layers with other actives and serums as well. I use this almost every day. NATURIUM - Plant Squalane Face Oil 100% This is one of my favorite face oils of all time! Leaves your skin feeling moisturized, soft and supple. It’s a lightweight, non-greasy oil absorbs easily into the skin. I recommend this for all skin types. I love to use the oil whenever I’m breaking out as the last serum before my moisturizer. Even if I’m not breaking out I just love how this oil makes my skin look and feel. I hope you try these products out and let me know how they work for you. Thanks for reading 🤍 #skincareandshare
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Ang.ee
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Please Don’t Mix These!
Please Don’t Mix These!
Acids (actives) and retinol are awesome skincare ingredients. They can do a lot for your skin, such as increasing cell turnover, lightening acne and dark spots, smoothing texture, help acne, and exfoliating dead skin. However, it’s important to know what products you can mix and what you can’t. For example, you don’t want to include retinol in your skincare routine at the same time as an exfoliating toner, overnight exfoliating treatment, or acid spit treatment. What I’m saying is you don’t want to wash your face, tone with the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner , apply a retinol serum such as THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum , and then use GOOD MOLECULES - Overnight Exfoliating Treatment or DERMA•E - Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum . Not a good idea!! Why? Using these products together can cause over-exfoliation. Over-exfoliation goes beyond the typical bit of peeling and sensitivity that introducing retinol or acids can sometimes cause. You could end up with significant peeling, irritated spots, chemical burns, or any other adverse reaction specific to your body. I have over-exfoliated before by using the YTTP toner multiple days in a row. I had irritated, itchy, dry skin and little bumps formed on my forehead. Oops! It happens. But it could have been prevented. That’s why it’s important to read up on what skincare ingredients should and shouldn’t be mixed. Still want to use retinol and acids? Of course you can, but don’t use them at the same time! Apply your exfoliating toner (maybe not as strong as the YTTP one, though) in the AM and retinol or exfoliating serum in the PM. Or try applying 1 one day and another the next. Use your acne spot treatment alone. Most importantly, pay attention to your skin type and how it is reacting. If you have sensitive skin, you probably can’t exfoliate/use retinol even that frequently. I have dry skin, so I exfoliate and/or use retinol (never same day) 1-2x/week.
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RebeccaSuzanne_Says
Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum
DERMA•E-Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum
CosRx Snail Mucin Essence (k-beauty)
CosRx Snail Mucin Essence (k-beauty)
-What is it? A thick “essence” that is made of 96% snail mucin. Sounds gross right? Well I thought the same thing until I finally decided to try it. This snail mucin secretion is ideal and targeted for hydration and repair. Repair you say? This means hyperpigmentation, acne scars, healing open acne scars, etc. And THIS STUFF WORKS. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and also provides lasting hydration. As you can see it has a very thick consistency, it’s very gummy and sticky but doesn’t feel sticky on the skin if that makes sense. It doesn’t make me feel sticky because it absorbs so well. I say “essence” because normally essences have a watery or lightweight texture in my experience. This is targeted for all skin types. -My thoughts 💭 Definitely one of my favorite k-beauty products of all time. I’ve been using this for almost 2 months and I am about halfway through the bottle. I picked this up because I suffer from acne and specifically the marks that it leaves behind. I think it’s also nice to have some extra hydration in my routine. I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin with leftover acne marks since starting this product. If I pick (sometimes I can’t help it), this stuff will help heal the open scab and prevent severe scarring from happening. I love this product! -Final takeaways 🗣 100% recommend this product because I think everyone can benefit from it. Even if you don’t have acne prone skin, it still provides insane hydration to your skin. It also also so cost effective, which makes it even more amazing to me! $21 for 3.38 oz on SokoGlam, and I got mine on amazon for a similar price! You need this essence. COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
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kalen.loves
Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Niacinamide:  My Favourite Ingredient
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.
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Skinsitive
10% Niacinamide Booster
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin
cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence.  this product is 96% snail mucin 🐌. Snail mucin, it's the slimey little trail the snail leaves behind, and comes from your ordinary garden snail. No snails are harmed when it comes to collecting snail mucin, quite the opposite actually. In order for a snail to be able to produce optimum mucin, it must be well rested and feel comfortable and relaxed in its environment. How cosrx collect their mucin is, they'll be placed on a mesh net in a dark room (they're nocturnal) and are left alone to freely roam the mesh for 30 minutes, then are placed back in their home, the mesh is collected and hey presto! You've got yourself a mesh covered in mucin. The two weeks that I've been using this product, here are my visible results: -Plump and hydrated skin -Existing cystic pimples have dramatically reduced in size - Acne scars seem much less visible -No new breakouts 🎉 The product is thick and slimey in its consistency, clear in appearance and has no noticeable smell. It applies and absorbs effectively and layers well. I use this straight after toning and have no problem layering other serums and moisturisers on top, they all absorb beautifully and no stickiness is left behind. Snail mucin contains ingredients like glycoproteins, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid. Benefits of using mucin: -Seals in moisture and helps skin heal -Rich in hyaluronic acid and antioxidants -Plumps the skin and smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles -Stimulates collagen production -Fades acne scars and dark spots -Improves skin's texture 🐌 For me, this has been my hero product and has seriously helped improve my problematic skin.
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cityskin_uk
Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
🔍Worth the Hype? Niacinamide Edition✨
🔍Worth the Hype? Niacinamide Edition✨
⭐️ Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3, a wonderful ingredient that can benefit the majority of people as a result of its gentle nature. This ingredient is found in plenty of skin care and is a gentle topical treatment for acne and eczema It can be combined with nearly any ingredient in a skin care routine. With the exception of Ascorbic Acid/the pure form of Vitamin C 🍊 ⭐️ BENEFITS: 🤍Skin Barrier: can help your skin grow a ceramide lipid barrier, and promote skin protein repair, which in turn, helps retain moisture 🤍Redness & Blotchiness: reduces inflammation which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions 🤍Minimizes Pore Appearance: keeps skin smooth and moisturized (May over time naturally reduce the size of pores) 🤍Oil Production: regulates amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce, while also helping with moisture retention ***helping your skin hit that perfect moisture level 🤍Sun Damage Protection: reinforces the skin barrier to better protect healthy skin cells from UV ray damage 🤍Hyperpigmentation : 5% niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. Benefits were seen after four weeks - two months 🤍Minimizes Fine Lines/Wrinkles: 5% concentration was helpful in reducing some signs of sun damage that come with aging 🤍Acne: especially with inflammatory forms like papules and pustules, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture ⭐️Is it worth it? Considering Niacinamide has good research supporting its claims, thousands of positive reviews, and a nonirritating ingredient, then I would definitely recommend trying it. I loved my results after a few months, I am happy to now try the Ordinary. Especially for 6$ a pop (a highly inclusive price range🖤)! ⭐️What About my Sensitive Skin Rarely do people experience allergic reactions to Niacinamide, however, when trying any new product, (particularly active ingredients) concentrations matter ⚠️If you’ve NEVER used Niacinamide as a topical treatment then hitting your skin with a 10% concentration may cause a sudden reaction ‼️This does NOT automatically mean you’re unable to use Niacinamide ⚠️ If you shave your face or have broken skin/sores, avoid using until your next ⚠️ If prone to sensitivity then be weary of how you combine with high concentrations of irritating ingredient (e.g. BHAs) ⭐️Listen to your Skin: Your skin sends good & bad signals to let you know what works, so pay attention! Acclimate your skin to new products & patch test. Introduce serums at low concentrations (e.g. 5%) & find niacinamide in leave on treatments (e.g. toner & moisturizer) ‼️ burning and severe irritation? wash off immediately Other Products to Explore: Benton - Snail Bee High Content Skin (Toner) THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum SOME BY MI - AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner COSRX - Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster
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_sapphire_s
10% Niacinamide Booster
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
A quick review on the @peachan
A quick review on the @peachandlily glass skin refining serum. 🍑✨ - A little about my skin first - it’s oily, acne prone, large visible pores and I have acne scarring as well as some hyperpigmentation. I’ve heard great things about this serum so I had to give it a try! Especially because it seemed like the perfect solution for all my skin issues - I’ve been using this product for a little over two weeks now and have seen such a huge difference on my skin! My breakouts have calmed down and pores are visibly less. Overall I’m seeing a brighter and more even toned face haha! I’m going to continue using it and hope that my skin only looks better! The serum is also super lightweight so it easily absorbs into your skin and gives you nice glow with dewy skin. ✨ - Anyone else tried it and like it? I’m hoping to only see better results! 😊
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sidraology
Glass Skin Refining Serum
PEACH & LILY-Glass Skin Refining Serum
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