Exfoliation 101 - Let's burst some myths!
Let's get to know about exfoliants more! No matter if you're a skincare junkie, expert or just a beginner, skin exfoliation can be very tricky and confusing and most of the mainstream skin advices can be minimally backed by science and geared towards selling the product or giving you false information. That's how skincare myths are formed. I'm talking about some pretty known myths about Exfoliation : ✨Like, Physical exfoliants/scrubs are bad for your skin and they cause micro-tears that lead to infection or they're worse than Chemical exfoliants: Physical exfoliants that contain irregular granular sizes and shapes are definitely going to irritate your skin. But if you're a well-experienced skincare person or someone who knows how to handle gentle, small granular exfoliants well like professionals, in such hands it can be a very effective. Take Micro-dermabrasion or Dermaplaning for instance. If you haven't done it before it's likely to cause you some irritation, I wouldn't say damage as it's a truly strong and deep term to use. Our skin can naturally heal itself to a large degree, that self-healing capability can be overstressed with exogenous (outside/physical) factors and sometimes Indogenous (inner) factors such as your ethnicity, genetics and some skin conditions like dermititis, rosacea or psoriasis. So, my point here is, the myth that only physical exfoliators cause any damage to our skin is incorrect. On top of that, physical exfoliants cause micro-tears is a far stretched myth that doesn't have enough scientific evidence to support. The thing about it is anything harsh on our skin is going to cause inflammation and redness but chemical exfoliants can cause the same if done too much. For our skin to break or tear and get a cut there needs to be a lot of pressure and sharpness to the object. The scrubs don't necessarily tear/cut our skin unless you're rubbing it too harsh or with a lot of pressure and over-doing it. Chemical exfoliators can overstress and irritate our skin at the same degree as well, if overdone. Damage is a strong word for any skincare regimen that is backed by science. It's a fairly vast topic to discuss here but here's the crux of the topic that I'm trying to highlight. Not over-exfoliating is the only key to keep our skin healthy and non-irritated. Be it physical or chemical exfoliants. We need some of the dead skin cells on our Stratum Corneum. Meaning, we should let our Stratum Corneum have a layer of some dead skin cells along with it's biome. The diverse yet integrated functions of the SC collectively serve to detect, protect, respond, and/or adapt against several exogenous factors. Now, why I like or majority of people like chemical exfoliants is because they seem to be hustle free, you apply a thin layer and leave it overnight or for few minutes and it thins down our Stratum Corneum that is the deal skin cells on our skin as well as penetrates deeper in skin and decongests it. But for many people chemical exfoliants can be quite intimidating and if they like to do manual Exfoliation it's totally fine as long as they're not putting a lot of pressure and overdoing it. ✔️👍 I like both physical and chemical exfoliation. I use these chemical facial peeling solutions or masks as well as gentle scrubs to take care of my dead skin. These are some of the exfoliators I use. These are all types of exfoliators, Physical - Scrubs, Peeling gels Chemical - Facial AHA, BHA masks, solutions, in shower facials These are the ones I don't find so attractive for the price: Scrubs: 1. @avantskincare Gentle Rose beautifying facial exfoliant 114$avant - Gentle Rose Beautifying Face Exfoliant
Skincare myth busted
Beauty products for uneven skin texture
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❗️Everyone’s favorite peel!❗️
❗️Let’s talk 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧❗️ 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭? This is The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I’m sure you’ve seen 1000 posts about it, but now you’ve seen 1001...and who doesn’t love a nice bubbles shot?! 😜 Don’t be confused by the name — it isn’t one of those masks that dries and you literally physically peel off from your face. This type of “peel” is actually chemical. According to their website, it is “An exfoliating solution to help fight visible blemishes and improve the look of skin texture and radiance.” 𝐇𝐨𝐰-𝐓𝐨 & 𝐌𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: Apply to a 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧, 𝐝𝐫𝐲 face. Leave on for UP TO 10 minutes. My skin is pretty tolerant, and can do the full 10. Some people say the tingling or burning is too strong to leave on that long — I don’t think it should “burn” but a nice tingle lets you know it’s working. I wash off with warm water on a washcloth, but that’s just personal preference. Recommended use is a maximum of twice/week (I use mine every Friday without fail!). I also follow up with the PTR Rose Stem Cell mask each time to lock in hydration. After 10 minutes, my skin always feels SO soft and smooth. My sister said it helped immensely with her eczema after just one use. 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞: This little gem is $7.20 for a 1oz bottle. According to my skincare app, I’ve used it 40 times since I purchased it in mid-April. I also let my sister use it (maybe twice?) and spilled a whole bunch of it when I knocked it over once...and it STILL isn’t gone. I’ve got 1-2 uses left, and a backup on standby! I really can’t believe how many uses I’ve gotten out of one bottle. This product is more than worth it. Even if you decide it isn’t for you after trying it, you’ve only spent about $7. I’ve (shamefully) ordered drinks from Starbucks that cost more than that. 𝐏𝐒𝐀: Oh and please use sunscreen (every day, but ESPECIALLY) after using this as the high concentration of AHA/BHA leaves your skin extra photosensitive! Also, swipe to see it on my face (I’m trying to show more of myself on this page). A thin layer is all you need! ☺️ 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘹𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘵?
Importance of Exfoliation!!!
Happy Monday Everyone🖤 It’s the start of a new week and I need you all to pay very close attention to what you are about to read! Exfoliating is essential in every skin routine regardless of what skin type you have PERIOD. You need to exfoliate! This step in your routine targets all skin issues from acne to large pores and to smoother skin. Check out these benefits of exfoliating: 1. Helps reduce hormonal acne! To all my high school and college students, school gets stressful. For me personally, I break out when I’m stressed. However, exfoliating prevents breakouts from appearing and helps acne go away faster. 2. Helps even skin tone and provides smoother skin. If you are suffering from textured skin, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Through exfoliating those skin issues will fade away overtime. 3. Exfoliating regulates the oil in your skin which also helps to unclog pores to prevent future breakouts. (key for my folks with oily and combination skin) 4. Removes dead skin cells to promote new cell growth. Getting rid of those dead skin cells will promote smoother skin. 5. PREVENTS AND TREATS ACNE BIG TIME! _____________________________________ I am currently using Paulas Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. I use this once every evening and use The Ordinary’s AHA+ BHA Peeling Solution about twice a month. I prefer chemical exfoliants over physical exfoliants because physical exfoliants can be harsh and ruin your protective barrier. Things to Remember: 1. Do not over exfoliate. Follow the instructions label on your product. 2. If you exfoliate, you must wear sunscreen. Exfoliating can cause sensitivity to the skin. So please wear sunscreen to protect your protective barrier. 3. Use exfoliants that have AHA and BHA as ingredients.PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Basic for 122$
I was using @avantskincare products from few months. I have thoughts on both of these. Spoiler alert - I'm not impressed with this brand. It's highly expensive. The amount we get is normal or sometimes lesser. The results and experience of one of these are not impressive. I'll talk about the product (Primer) I sort of liked. Or you can say I liked it comparing to the Scrub. Their Discovery edit - Pro Perfecting Collagen Touche Éclat Primer avant - Pro Perfecting Collagen Touche Éclat Primer is good. 💧My experience: ✨Definitely works on pores and fine lines. Gives you a hydrated, smooth canvas to work with. ✨The only downside of this is the size. You get 30ml/1 fl.oz for 122$. ✨The tube is quite small and I definitely think there are better products on the market for 1/3 of the price. Their Gentle Rose Beautifying Face Exfoliant avant - Gentle Rose Beautifying Face Exfoliant has key ingredients - Rose and Vitamin B5. 💧 My experience: ✨The Scrub is quite basic. Looks and smells like many scrubs out there. It has strong fragrance if you're allergic to fragrances. ✨I used this whenever I had a little flakey skin and it definitely helps getting rid of it. The grain size is small but the scrub can be a bit too harsh if you apply pressure while rubbing.✨Overall like all other scrubs it makes your skin feel smoother. ✨I did not find this scrub giving any visible results, especially with the humectant claims. This scrub is used for less than 5 mins and I don't think Vitamin B5 is any useful to work it's humectant properties in that amount of time. ✨One thing to definitely mention is the price - 114$ for that small tube and for a scrub that seems quite Basic is a little too expensive in my opinion.
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The gift of good skin!
For Christmas, I made my sister a new skincare routine! She has combo acne prone skin with some sensitivity and redness, she also complained of some dark circles around her eyes. She currently uses terrible products and is pretty lazy when it comes to skincare so she doesn’t even wash her face everyday! I tried to design something simple, affordable, and easy to keep up with (e.g. mostly drug store products) but also an effective starting point for her skin needs! How did I do? AM: Cleanser: OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Juice Daily Cleanser Eyes: THE inkey LIST - Brighten-i Eye Cream Moisturizer: Aveeno - Calm + Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer PM: Makeup remover/lazy day cleanser: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Micellar Cleansing Water Ultra and Makeup Remover Cleanser: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanseror CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skindepending on what her skin is doing Eyes: THE inkey LIST - Brighten-i Eye Cream Moisturizer: CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion For dry days or dry patches: CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream Spot Treatments: ORIGINS - Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gelor PEACE OUT - Acne Healing Dots Masks: OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Maskand YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask
PHAT mask Review
I’m so impressed with the olehenriksen PHAT glow facial mask. I Massage it into my skin until the pink clay changes colour to white, leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse it off. I’ve been using this mask twice a week for almost two months now and I already have anotOLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask her one in my sephoracanada cart ready to order. It makes my skin brighter and incredibly soft without any redness, irritation or dryness. The only downside for me is the fragrance/scent of the product, I prefer my skincare to have a lighter/less overwhelming fragrance in it. But since it’s not a leave on product but a mask that showed so much promise, I was able to look the other way.OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask
GARNIER - Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water With Vitamin C Aveeno - Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial Cleanser Aveeno - Absolutely Ageless Nourishing Cleanser pixi - Vitamin-C Tonic DERMA•E - Vitamin C Concentrated Serum DERMA•E - Vitamin C Concentrated Serum DERMA•E - Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer Aveeno - Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream DERMA•E - Tinted Moisturizing BB Cream with SPF 30+ For washing my face : if time for a shower I use Aveeno 60 second in shower facial. If not, I use Aveeno Absolutely Ageless nourishing cleanser. It smells amazing. I am partial to cleansing milks but wanted to try this. BB cream then make up of mascara, lipstick or clear/light pink gloss and bronze powder.
Some interesting Aveeno finds for Sensitive skin
I don't always go for high end cleansers and this is the reason I always look for some good affordable options. I wanted to try out @aveeno Positively Radiant line. I have been using their Positively radiant brightening cleanser since months, it never irritated my skin or broke me out. And the recent find from that line is 60 second in shower facial! I know a lot of people love @aveeno products but let's dive into how these two perform on skin and are they actually good? @aveeno Positively radiant cleanserAveeno - Positively Radiant Brightening Facial Cleanser is one of the first drugstore cleansers I instantly picked because it had decent description of what it does. And luckily it's one of the cleansers I didn't seem to find irritating, stripping or breaking my skin out. It's quite gentle gel cleanser that lathers nicely and I enjoy using it in the morning. The ingredients list of this isn't so impressive. It has Soy protein extract but that's pretty low on the list. Apart fron that it has fragrance and mica again on mid level in the list. This cleanser doesn't have any actives that work in exfoliating or brightening skin but the tiny shimmer particles (mica) gives it that radiant look and leaves that finish on skin, leading it to making your skin glow. However it has Titanium dioxide, an ingredient generally added to sunscreens to give protection from UVB and it's good for preventing hyperpigmentation caused in sun exposure. But, It's the last on ingredients list. I didn't seem to like the ingredients list as much but it definitely doesn't do a bad job in good cleansing. This is one example why ingredients list isn't the only thing that counts when it comes to skincare especially cleansers. It has mild/average fragrance that can be a problem for some skin types. But I don't mind a little bit of fragrance in my wash off treatments. The texture is lightweight gel which lathers when comes in contact with water. The second product - 60 Second in shower facial Aveeno - Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial Cleanser is rather an interesting product. I am recently using it in my shower and loving the performance. This doesn't irritate skin, doesn't tingle or burn. It gently exfoliates skin with soft micro grains added in the formula and it has Glycolic acid which chemically exfoliates skin. It is made with moisture-rich soy, lemon-peel extract, kaolin clay and glycolic acid, this facial works with the steam of your shower to transform your skin from dull to radiant. This works in just a minute that's the best part about it. This has slightly granular texture which helps in gentle Exfoliating skin before washing it off. These are great affordable products if you want to try something new.
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Saturday Skin 😍
A few weeks ago I received my giveaway products from Saturday Skin! I was kindly gifted 🥺 SATURDAY SKIN - Pore Clarifying Toner 10% Glycolic Acid + Pore Control Complex: This toner helps to smooth and refines skin appearance with an effective dose of 10% glycolic acid. •Key Ingredients -Glycolic Acid: Effectively exfoliates skin and minimizes the look of pores -Pore Control Complex: A blend of Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel, Red Clover; antioxidant-rich & synergistically works to balance skin while enhancing the look of the pore structure -Sodium PCA: Supports skin's natural moisture factor Retail Price: $30 USD 🌊SATURDAY SKIN - Waterfall Glacier Water Cream: This is an anti-aging glacier water cream that delivers mineral-rich moisturizer while protecting skin from free radicals. •Key Ingredients -Alaska Glacier Water: Mineral-rich water protects skin and visibly hydrates -Xpertmoist: A fusion of ferment extract and amino acids that shields skin while improving skin vitality -Iceland Moss: Calms and reduces the appearance of redness Retail Price: $39 USD 🍊SATURDAY SKIN - Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask: This is a jelly textured mask that contains three times more vitamin C than any other citrus. This mask works overnight to soothe skin, support better barrier function, and improve dryness of the skin. •Key Ingredients -Yuzu: Delivers powerful antioxidants and vitamins to protect skin from daily stressors and enhance visible radiance -Niacinamide: Minimizes the look of pores and improves uneven tone and texture -Retinol: Smooths and refines the appearance of skin’s texture while visibly enhancing radiance and addressing signs of aging Retail Price: $29 USD 👀SATURDAY SKIN - Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream with Avocado: This is a lightweight eye cream that is formulated with powerful antioxidant, avocado protein, and a peptide complex. •Key Ingredients -Date Seed Extract: High in antioxidant properties that boost the look of vitality -Avocado Protein Extract: Boost hydration and moisture barrier protection -Hyaluronic acid: Visibly improves skin’s hydration and suppleness Retail Price: 15ml $25 USD 30ml $46 USD 🧼SATURDAY SKIN - Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel: This refining peel gel cleanses skin and improves dullness with natural fruit enzymes. •Key Ingredients -Papain (Papaya): Promotes the look of smoother, brighter skin due to its antioxidant-rich properties -Bromelain (Pineapple): Assists in gentle exfoliation -Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides: Helps to calm and nurture skin’s appearance Retail Price: $28 USD I am super thankful for these gifted items and I cannot wait to try them out!
Saturday Skin Favs
Love all the three products from Saturday skin. It’s great that the product is instagrammable, but Saturday skin is more than just a pretty face... it works great and delivers the result it promises. WIDE AWAKE BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM As far as eye creams go, this is one of the best I’ve used. The texture is more of a dense souffle-like gel than a cream. It hydrates and strengthens the delicate skin around the eyes,helping to reduce puffiness and dark circles. RUB-A-DUB REFINING PEEL GEL This is an exfoliator with a difference… Simply massage the gel into your face as you rub, the formula picks up the impurities and dead skin that clogs pores, causing it to visibly peel off in tiny balls. The result is super-smooth, exfoliated skin, but without the sting that acids and scrubs have. PORE CLARIFYING TONER This toner helps to address the look of skin tone and texture. It has witch hazel, tea tree oil, and red clover. The blend helps create the appearance of a smooth, pore-less complexion.
The only products I didn't see working!
Do you like Skin & Co? I have used few of their products and they weren't really impressive for me! These three I use currently and I don't like these much either! I feel like these are the products which have great packaging, look and smell good but when it comes to performing they don't do much! Also, it's not very affordable not to feel bad about spending on these. I would purchase anything but these again. A fairly new product added to my collection is their Sardinian Spirit shower gel SKIN&CO - Sardinian Spirit Limited Edition I really had high hopes for this but it sadly smells overwhelming and spicy. I think I have never had bodywash or shower gel smelling this weird and the texture and formula is very liquidy. I like my bodywashes either thick or creamy. It's none of that. The good old scrub is actually the only product I find decent. SKIN&CO - Truffle Therapy Gommage It's a physical scrub with really fine granuals. And it smells delicious! It's not harsh on skin because of it's soft creamy formula. I like to use it on my neck and hands more! The Truffle Therapy toner is another disappointment. SKIN&CO - Truffle Therapy Face Toner It is a good hydrating toner. Apart from that I have seen no results with this. I believe a toner should do atleast balancing skin's PH but with this, I see only a fragranced water filled in a fancy packaging. Their all products have big claims but I wouldn't fall for it. I think my skincare choices are always inclined towards effective actives than gentle or non-active filler products. I like non-active skincare too, infact I use it all the time when I take a break from actives. But some products don't necessarily do anything to skin and I believe that makes it just a filler product. If you're to try the brand, try only the Gommage! SKIN&CO - Truffle Therapy Gommage
A gentle yet effective line
Today I have these two in my current faves! I liked this Truffle Therapy range from @skinandco ✨ ............... . . . . @skinandco Truffle Therapy Toner SKIN&CO - Truffle Therapy Face Toner I liked this toner, it isn't harsh on skin at any use. It's gentle but I think cleanses and purifies skin well. What it does: Purifying 🍃 Protecting 🍃 Brightening 🍃 It is Gentle, powerful, soothing, and healing. It deeply cleanses and purifies pores with the antiseptic power of Witch Hazel and Sage, effectively removing impurities, clogged pores and dead skin cells to treat, heal, and prevent blemishes. Although the properties and results seem a little harsh, the toner is very gentle and mild on skin. The natural extracts and antioxidant properties of Black Winter Truffle, Rosemary, Calendula, and Cucumber soothes and protects from environmental and free radical damage. @skinandco Truffle Therapy Face Gommage SKIN&CO - Truffle Therapy Gommage "It is an exfoliator with finely milled Apricot Seed Powder evenly and delicately exfoliates skin, buffing away dull and flaky skin, promoting rejuvenating cell production, leaving skin luminous and refreshed, and promoting a more radiant complexion." I have found this way too soft and creamy for a scrub. It's more like messaging cream than an exfoliator. But I think it's good for sensitive and easily irritated skin.
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Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub
HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub By far this has been my favorite exfoliating product I’ve used for my face. There’s just something satisfying about seeing all the dead skin sloughing off your face (or is that just me lol). I usually would use this twice a week or whenever my skin has been looking dull and feeling rough. I only had the mini size so I didn’t really notice any lightening of my dark spots but after using it my skin was immediately softer and smoother.
Skin Update : December’s here 🎄🌬
Hi loves, Hope your day’s been good to you - I wanted to share my skin’s progress with you because I feel like it really cleared itself up which makes me happy ✨😇👏🏻 Although, I might need a product for dark circles and enlarged pores. I did my research but I’m still hesitant about which one to pick - so feel free to comment anything you’d think would work!👋🏻🙃 I’m currently using the following products : 1) CLEANSER : Benzagel - Acne Wash or alya skin. - Foaming Micellar Cleanser (I alternate with both!) 2) EXFOLIATE : HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub (1-2x a week!) 3) The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA *I use The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid only at night! I read that it did cause irritation for some people - which was the case for me but it’s not that bad. It itches for a few seconds and then it calms down! 4) SERUM : L'OCCITANE - Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum 5) MOISTURIZER : HUDA BEAUTY - Honey Balm Niacinamide Moisturizer 6) OIL : L'OCCITANE - Immortelle Divine Youth Oil 7) SUNSCREEN (day time only) : LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ Take care x 💓
The Telltale Signs Of Combination Skin And Ultimate Care Tips
If you have combination skin, it can be tricky to find products—you may find something that improves dryness only to worsen oiliness or vice versa.
EXFOLIATE 101: Chemical vs. Physical
🌊 everyone loves to exfoliate! the process of removing dead and old skin cells to reveal new skin is as old as time. exfoliation reduces scarring, wrinkles, and dull skin, for a smooth, bright complexion 🌊 what’s the difference? Chemical Exfoliation uses alpha hydroxy acids to loosen and dissolve the skin glue between skin cells, allowing them to be swept away. Imagine adding olive oil to pasta to keep it from sticking together, and then taking away the dry noodles. Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment very intensive chemical exfoliation, not for those with sensitive skin. Also has a physical component HERBIVORE - Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial Good for those with sensitive/dry skin! Very mild, little stinging! I use this a lot and I am oily-acne probe Physical Exfoliation uses little microbeads or a scrubby brush to to physically push dead skin cells away. Imagine sweeping a broom across your face. Don’t abuse your skin, scrubbing til you’re red is NOT the answer! philosophy - The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash this is a mild exfoliation that feels SO good and isn’t harsh on skin. Dont overscrub! 🌊 Which one is for Me? This really depends on your skin type! Oily-Acne Prone: chemical — scrubbing active spots can cause more acne Oily/Combo: chemical or physical your skin can benefit from both types Sensitive: mild chemical or mild physical — don’t scrub your sensitive skin to death Dry: chemical — use something MILD with hydration ingredients. physical may be too harsh for you and dry you out more Normal: chemical or physical — both work
Kate Somerville-ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
Two Products I Love!!
ACURE - Brightening Facial Scrub I’ve read a lot of reviews from people who didn’t like this product because of how big the exfoliating pieces are, but I love it. I wouldn’t recommend it for those with sensitive skin because it can be slightly harsh depending on the pressure you use and how often you use it, however because my hyperpigmentation is so deep, I appreciate how much it scrubs away. My skin is always so soft and polished right after using. I’m not sure about the brightening affect, but I’ve only been using it for a few weeks so I feel like it’s too soon to tell. I’d say if you don’t have sensitive skin and benefit from a strong exfoliate then this is the product for you! It also only cost around $9 at Target. 💪🏾 My second fav is this clay mask I got from my IPSY May bag! The Pūrlisse Match Green Tea + Lemon Detoxifying Charcoal Mask. Every clay mask I’ve ever used leaves my skin red, itchy, and dry; this one goes on thin, smells great and never fails to leave my skin feeling super soft and refreshed. It’s great for AM or PM use and gentle enough to be used 2 or 3 times a week if needed. I’m not sure how deep it goes, or how well it clears my pores, but it does make my skin feel good, and like I said smells great. A full sized bottle cost $35 so I’m not sure I’d buy it on my own, but I will miss it when this one runs out so who knows! To me, this mask is a great self-care item to add to your list for when you need a pamper night to revive and rejuvenate your skin.☀️
ACURE-Brightening Facial Scrub
My morning routine
Hi everyone 👋 these are my daily morning routine products! Let me know what you think! bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Toner + Serum I’ve already talked about the first two products in my nighttime routine so if you wanna hear my thoughts on those check out my first post! HOWEVER, I don’t always use the cleanser in the morning because like Cassandra Bankson said “how dirty can your face get overnight?”. So I only cleanse if my face is super oily (which it rarely is). If it isn’t oily then I skip straight to my toner. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I put this on after my bliss serum only on my problem areas such as breakouts and large pores just as a gentle spot treatment. I gave this 4 stars because I had used up an entire bottle and repurchased and still don’t see wonderful results. It does minimize pores and oil production but it takes a long time to get rid of breakouts and doesn’t heal acne scars or prevent future breakouts like the bliss clear genius does. ORIGINS - Clear Improvement Pore Clearing Moisturizer with Salicylic Acid bliss - Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Moisturizer I switch between these two moisturizers depending on what I need for the day. If I’m having a really bad breakout day I will use origins because of that extra acne fighting power. I rated it 4 stars however because it piles off and although it isn’t oily it looks like it on the skin if you put just a bit too much. The bliss bright idea is my go to for everyday and has not caused me any problems. It has vitimin c and collagen which will leave your skin moisturized and help with brightening and clearing scars. It also has niacinamide which is going to help with the oil production. I love this cause it is amazingly moisturizing, fighting oily skin, clearing acne scars, brightening and antiwrinkle!
bliss-Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Moisturizer
New brand discovery
Was I living under a rock! Like why did no one tell me about glow recipe! I have no idea how I did not know what glow recipe was. To be fair I have not personally tried any of these products but it is one I’m super excited to test out. Their packaging is like a work of art😍 and their ingredient lists are so good. And all of their products claim to be safe for acne prone skin....but we will see about that. The only thing that I’m worried about is that most of these products have fragrance in them and my skin is semi sensitive so Ill see how my skin reacts. But the good thing is is that it’s the very last ingredient on all the products ingredient list👍🏼. Side note, I’m especially excited to try their new pore refining toner GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Tonerwhich just launched yesterday!😁 GLOW RECIPE - Pineapple-C Brightening Serum GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face MaskGLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine MistGLOW RECIPE - Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser GLOW RECIPE - Banana Soufflé Moisture CreamGLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face MaskGLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping MaskGLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer
GLOW RECIPE-Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask
You Don’t Need A Dermatologist When You Can Layer Your Dermalogica!
That heading is pretty much how I feel about Dermalogica. Their products have quite literally been a lifesaver for my oily and acne-prone skin. I got their “normal/oily skin kit” a while ago and actually ran out, so I recently purchased a new set! That’s how much I love them! I love to start my day using the kit, and it is so convenient for me. I no longer mix up my routine, use my PM products in the morning on accident, or forget a step in between. All because this kit covers everything I look for in my morning routine! I always start with the Special Cleansing Gel to clean my face in the mornings. With my oily skin, my pores get clogged with the sebum, so I find that I need to cleanse my face every morning. This one is absolutely perfect, with the right texture and amazing, soft scent. I can feel that my oil production is getting under control! After cleansing, I love to layer on a nice spray of the Multi Active Toner mist. This layer helps hydrate my freshly washed skin, but also is a great layering product because it allows the next layers to sit on the skin and absorb really well. It is such a fresh and fun way to wake up in the morning! I usually like to use a serum such as tea tree oil after my toner, then follow it with the Oil Control Lotion also by Dermalogica. This lotion is a true miracle! It does its job and is so lightweight! It doesn’t feel like I have anything on at all, which is a huge plus for me especially during the summer months. The scent is also not overbearing too! I would definitely rate it a 10/10. The Kit consists of five products; the cleansing gel, the multi active toner, a skin scrub that I use twice a week after cleansing, a moisturizer that I love to use after the oil control lotion, and lastly, the eye cream. The kit is such a lifesaver for those mornings when you are especially groggy and might also be running late for the day! dermalogica - Special Cleansing Geldermalogica - Multi-Active Tonerdermalogica - Intensive Eye Repairdermalogica - Skin prep scrub
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