AHA + BHA = Glowing skin favorites for Fall
This combination will give you the best looking skin!! I'm always a fan of AHAs especially Glycolic acid as it is a smaller molecular size that goes deeper into the skin layers and BHAs AKA Salicylic acid which is an oil soluble chemical exfoliant which decongests pores by going deeper into them. This duo will help your skin with any textural irregularities as well as cogestions further forming acne. These are my current favorite picks for both AHA and BHA. I have been using this Glycolic acid 7% toning solution from @theordinary for months and this 2% BHA liquid exfoliant is added to my skincare recently but I love this combination. Yes, you can use these two together in your skincare but keep in mind that it might be irritating and overly stripping for some people especially sensitive skin types. I have experience in using these so my skin can tolerate them together. 🍁This helps in : - Getting rid of textural irregularities - Getting rid of small bumps and acne - Controlling excessive sebum/oil production - Fading any tyoe of hyperpigmentation - Evening out skin tone and getting rid of dullness - Brightening complexion - Smoothening surface of the skin 🍁The Ordinary Glycolic acid toner has:The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
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Aha and bha toners
Oct. 4, 2020
izzmyreviewsThey’re both lovely but remember y’all do not chemical exfoliate more than once a day ans begin with a few times a week
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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.
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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The Ordinary products for acne prone skin✨
Th Ordinary has been one of my favorite brands for some time now. I love trying new products from them knowing it won’t break the bank. I previously had a post about a few of their serums but I’ve tried to branch out since. Here’s my experience with a few new TO products as well as some of my all time favorites: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution - such a versatile product! I’ve used it for my underarms as deodorant, sometimes my feet to get rid of dead skin cells, my butt for buttne and lastly, on my face as a gentle exfoliator! I love it for all of these uses and at under $9 for 8fl oz I think it’s an amazing deal! The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA - This moisturizer is okay. It’s too thick for my oily skin and leaves a matte finish, which isn’t something I particularly like. When my skin gets too dry I love using it because it instantly moisturizes but it’s more of a spot moisturizer for me than an all face one. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution - absolute favorite! I’m on to my second bottle now. It definitely burns or stings sometimes no matter how many times you’ve used it but I’m okay with it since it does such a great job at exfoliating. I only keep it for up to 10 min and use it 1-2 times a week, mostly once now though since I don’t want to further dry my face. The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane - this product did absolutely nothing for my face. I used it for a couple of months and my skin would refuse to absorb it, so it stayed pretty oily which I hated. I also saw no benefits to my under eye fine lines. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - this is my third bottle of this serum and this time I opted for the 60ml one as opposed to the 30ml. I use it daily and once I got to figure out the exact amount my face needs, it’s been working wonders. My face feels brighter and smoother which is why I’ve continued repurchasing. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% - purchased this product to help with hyperpigmentation and I am still to see any major differences. My skin feels better overall but I’m not sure whether it’s solely because of this product. It’s a non oily cream which is a plus for me, I’ll continue to use it until it’s done but not sure whether I’ll repurchase.
The ordinary haul
so I impulsively got a ton of stuff from the ordinary based on reviews and what several of their online employees have recommended. I gotta save, I've only work the hyaluronic acid for a day and it feels fantastic! I'll be updating in a month-6 weeks to give an accurate update, but I really gotta talk about the hyaluronic acid. I've tried them before and they were just sticky, and didn't feel great, this one is fantastic! my face felt so plush and soft! it was the first thing I tried and it is amazing! posting new results in a short while guys!
Honest ordinary review
Let’s start with the The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution : so far this toner has worked amazing for my skin the only problem with this overall brand is if you have sensitive skin like me it will sting but it has changed my skin in the couple of days that I’ve been using it. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% : this product has definitely changed my skin so much and when I apply It to my sling it is instantly glowing !!! Although this does sting my skin as well and it also has a very sticky texture to it so I don’t recommend using it in the morning because I couldn’t imagine how your makeup would be able to apply on top of the The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% : I honestly noticed a tiny difference but nothing huge yet I feel like there is barely any product in the bottle I will continue to use and update you guys in the near future it also has the stingy feeling as well but I noticed that with all of the products and it’s probably because of my sensitive skin. Overall, this brand has not disappointed me yet and I will continue to use and update you guys on how my skin is turning out. I do recommend these products but keep in mind if you do have sensitive skin it will sting.
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The Ordinary-Worth the Hype?
If you’re into skincare and on the internet, you’ve heard of The Ordinary. After my social media being bombarded for weeks, I finally buckled and bought myself two products. I really wanted to 2% salicylic acid serum, but it’s being updated and likely won’t be out until the end of 2020. I have hormonal acne which can be very stubborn and I’ve yet to find my “holy grail” product. I ended up buying the 7% glycolic acid toner and 10% niacinamide + 1% zinc serum. First the toner-this toner was marketed to improve skin texture, clarity and radiance. After using for almost a month, here are my thoughts. 7% is a strong level of acid, and I absolutely wouldn’t recommend using this toner everyday, especially when you just started using it. I’ve used it every other day in my PM routine. I apply with a reusable cotton pad, swiping over my whole face then letting it soak. It stings a bit on my more sensitive/acne-prone areas but isn’t painful at all. I usually experience some redness for up to three hours post-application, but it’s never carried over to the morning. I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in texture-my skin is smoother and softer, and I also believe it’s improved some of my large pores on my cheeks. Overall, I’d recommend this product to anyone with acne prone skin. My skin did purge (break out) after I started using it, but that cleared up in a few day’s and I haven’t broken out since. Pros: improves texture improves pore size decreases break outs effective great price for large bottle Cons: strong smell can cause redness can cause purging when first using can sting after applying Next up, the serum. This serum claims to brighten, manage sebum (oil) production, and improve appearance of skin blemishes. The Ordinary notes that while this serum can improve skin blemishes, it’s not an acne treatment. I use this serum in the AM and PM, using the dropper to put a dot on both cheeks, evenly applying to my face, then spreading with a cold jade roller. It’s a very luxurious and relaxing part of my routine. The serum has massively improved my skins sebum production. I had a lot of issues balancing my combination skin. When my t-zone wasn’t oily, my cheeks were dry, and if my cheeks weren’t dry, my t-zone was oily. This serum single handily balanced my sebum production to the point where my entire face is producing an appropriate and even amount of oil. VERY MUCH recommend this product for combination skin. Pros: works fast very cheap gentle no scent massively improves sebum production gives natural glow Cons: goes by fast (now offered in a 60 mL which I would recommend buying instead of the 30) Products: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
I need help with my textured skin
My skin is extremely textured especially around the cheek area. I use glycolic acid to exfoliate and niacinamide as well. My skin is very dry but I do get black head and white heads The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-SqualaneThe Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning SolutionThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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My Amazon Skincare Favorites!
Hey guys!! Long time no post hahaa, I hope everyone is doing well! So today I’m going to talk about my favorite serum and facial oil from.... you guessed it! AMAZON! 🤍 Niacinamide + Zinc serum from Cos De Baha- -This serum is honestly my favorite Niacinamide + Zinc combo because it did not break me out like The Ordinary’s serum. I suffer from fungal acne so all the skincare products I use have to be 💯 fungal acne safe! -This serum has a clear kind of sticky texture, it goes on kind of tacky but that’s okay with me! It gives me a nice glow to my skin which I absolutely loooveee! -You can find this serum on amazon for about 8-9 dollars, it’s pretty cheap compared to other serums and it has worked wonders for me, in my opinion better than The Ordinary! (: 🤍Timeless Skincare’s Pure Squalane Oil- -If you suffer from fungal acne, then you KNOW Squalane oil is the absolute best thing for you! Squalane oil is a very lightweight oil that does not clog pores, and trigger yeast overgrowth in your skin ( malassezia folliculitis ) aka Fungal Acne 🙄! -I’ve been using this for about a year now, works wonders for me, gives me a nice glow and most of all moisturizes my skin! I like to add a couple drops to my moisturizer at night and smother it all over my face! Seriously I love this stuff. I wake up with amazing skin! -You can find this on amazon for about 12 dollars, a bit expensive but you do get what you pay for! I just received my backup bottle today. Just incase! (:
All about BARRIER REPAIR!
My skin has been screaming at me for ages! It’ll just randomly start to act out for no reason and I couldn’t understand why! I tend to be extremely sensitive to a lot of things. And anytime i would have sensitivity I would desperately apply all sorts of things to try to “fix” the problem. But it would only make things worse. I don’t struggle with Acne, but my skin always has tiny bumps. This is NOT fungal acne. I’ve had fungal acne before. These bumps are caused by irritation due to a damaged moisture barrier. And here’s the thing about irritation...it’s annoying AF! And most times there’s nothing you can do to make it stop because half the time you can’t figure out what’s causing it! But I think I’ve cracked the code guys. Here’s what I did: 1 - Listen to your skin! Most times, our skin is trying to tell us how it feels about a product, but we ignore it. This will only hurt us in the long run. I tried to hop on The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution trend and it literally set my face on fire 🔥. But i kept trying to make it work. I would use it once a week and just push through the burn (like how you would do with a perm haha!) because it had such amazing reviews. This was the worst thing i ever did for my skin and I’m sure is what led to me destroying my moisture barrier. My skin was dull, irritated, and dry consistently until i stopped using it. While I’m sure it’s an amazing product, I have finally accepted that it is not for me and tossed it in the bin. 2 - Simplicity is m KEY If you have sensitivity-prone skin, it’s important to focus on products that are designed for just that. Read the ingredients list. Google ingredients. When restoring the barrier, it’s important to simplify your routine. 3 - Hydration! Hydration!! Hydration!!! usually when my skin is agitated, it’s usually because it’s not getting enough hydration. I switched to water based products like The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' and I immediately saw a difference in my skin. And I always seal everything in with an oil (The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is my fave because it’s a light oil). It’s important to seal the hydration in because it’ll all evaporate out and your skin won’t see the benefits of hydration. 4 - Be Consistent This is so important. I remember when I picked the products I wanted to use. After a week, I wasn’t seeing much of a difference, so i was tempted to throw everything away and start afresh. I’m glad I didn’t! The average time to see results for a lot of highly effective skin care products is 8-22weeks. Good results take time and patience. I’m so happy with where my skin is now. It’s been a long time coming. But I can finally say that I’m locked into a routine that my skin loves. These are just a few things I did. But I would love to hear from you guys! What did you do to restore your moisture barrier?
The Ordinary’s Acids: Simple but Effective
Let’s talk about some of the Ordinary’s acids I’ve used! I love the Ordinary for their simple, affordable formulations that forgo the bad and hyped to instead include scientifically-backed ingredients. But sometimes simplicity can leave something to be desired. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA Super simple, leaves a slight tacky feel but soaks in quickly otherwise. I noticed a subtle smoothing and softening of my skin over my use of this product. Best for those who don’t do well with glycolic acid. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution This serum does it’s job of deep exfoliation but not very elegantly. While I did see improvement in pore size and acne frequency, the serum takes a while to soak in and left a tacky finish that caused my other products to pill. But it would be a good serum for those looking to try out BHA for acne and congested pores. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% I noticed hyperpigmentation reduction with this cream, but I cannot stand the silicone texture. It has a strange grit to it, no matter how much I shake up the bottle. I also think my skin dislikes heavy silicones, as I experienced increased breakouts when using this, despite the wonderful brightening and calming properties it has. The matte finish is best for oily skin types and I’d recommend it for those who don’t mind silicone. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque I love this mask! It combines salicylic acids vegetable charcoal, and Amazonian clay with squalane and glycerin to keep the mask from overly drying skin while still targeting congestion. Whenever my acne was terrible, this helped tremendously in shortening the lifespan of blemishes. I can’t recommend this enough for those that struggle with acne around hormonal flares since it’s a good spot-treatment. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution This is my favourite The Ordinary acid for multi-day use in the week. It soaks in quickly, is slightly hydrating (moreso than the Lactic Acid + HA, oddly), doesn’t tingle or make my skin red, yet I can see over a couple weeks of use that my skin looks brighter and more even in texture. My only issue with this product that it does leave the skin slightly sticky- like your hands are after you touch something sweet. But there’s no pilling issue, so this is a great acid for those looking to lighten hyperpigmentation and smooth bumpy texture.
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