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A quick Cheat guide to choosing the right Acid ✨ | Cherie

A quick Cheat guide to choosing the right Acid ✨

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Beautycation_by_shruti
I find this Flowchart to be a cheat guide to start with your Chemical exfoliation routin. 😊✨ Exfoliation is one of the steps in your skin care routine that can elevate your current routine from good to great. So often I find my skin starting to feel a little bit dull, and I realize that I have been leaving out exfoliation. When I wake up after a night that I have applied a chemical exfoliant, (I really like The Ordinary’s 7% Glycolic Acid, Sunday Riley's Good Genes) The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment
I notice my skin has a much more rested and fresh look. Also, my skin has that 'Glass skin' look and feel. My textural irregularities get even and my skin tone is evened out! Some of the skin concerns that exfoliation is great for targeting include: 🌻Enlarged pores 🌻Uneven skin tone/Hyperpigmentation 🌻Rough skin texture 🌻Fine lines So… back to the big question: ✨What does exfoliate mean? Skin is consistently renewing its cells, by shedding its surface layer. When dead skin cells are flushed away and a fresh layer of cells comes to the surface, the new layer is younger and smoother in appearance. This process is frequent in younger skin, however slows with age. The process of exfoliating is advancing the process of removing dead skin cells and revealing the fresh new layer of healthy skin either physically or chemically. Physical exfoliators are granular, using natural beads or crystals that are rubbed on the skin, sloughing away the dead cells on the top layer of skin. Chemical exfoliants work by targeting the bonds between cells, breaking these bonds, allowing the dead skin cells to break away. Chemical exfoliation is able to penetrate deeper into the skin, targeting congestion that is associated with clogged pores leading to acne. In short exfoliation simply means to shed away dead skin cells with the help of a product. Want to know which exfoliating acids are best for your skin? Follow through the flowchart in Image above to figure out which is best for you! Here are some options/products I love and you can choose from: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment
The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2%
The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner
TULA SKINCARE - Pro-Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Toner
Allies of Skin - Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum
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kolbstergreat diagram, but you should NEVER mix salicylic and glycolic acids together
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As you guys saw my right cheek was struggling a little over a week ago. I simplified my routine to help my skin heal, but I did introduce two new products that I believe helped my skin and no irritation occurred. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% I love this stuff! It was gentle but effective. NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5% I have been loyal to the ordinary one, but I wanted to try a new brand and elevate my routine. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream My go to moisturizer especially in the winter CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen is important especially when using an active PM DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil used to double cleanse I am still using tretinoin 0.0025% twice a week. I am slowly introducing it again! The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I used it once in the last week but want to use it as needed. This has been my go to routine for a week and the only thing that’s happened is my skin is evening out, my acne has diminished and is being kept at bay and my skin isn’t irritated as often as it was. I am super happy and content with this routine and hope to see what happens moving forward
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KarinaHernandez826
Love ❤️
For those with clogged pore or blackheads this stuff WORKS! I have large very visible pores that quickly fill with gunk and it’s look terrible across my nose and cheeks. This liquid exfoliator gets in there and cleans house making my stubborn pores nearly invisible. This BHA toner is very similar to the cult favPAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator. The Naturium toner, however, is slightly cheaper for the same amount. It has a slightly than thicker water consistency that’s like an essence. I love it because it because I don’t necessarily need to use a cotton pad to apply it. I can just shake a few drops into my hand and spread it onto my face. This is made with encapsulated salicylic acid and bioactive fruit acids that Naturium says will help unclog pores, even skin tone and smooth fine lines and wrinkles for a healthier, more radiant looking complexion. I’ve definitely seen this, and this will definitely be a repurchase from me. I found this to be very gentle as far as BHAs go. I was quickly confident in using it once everyday. Just be to wear SPF!!! Naturium products are Made in the USA, Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Fragrance Free and Dermatologist Tested. Really fantastic product and I highly recommend.
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jessicaaa.bel
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Daily Skincare Regimen
Hi guys! 💗 I thought i would share what products I use on a daily basis. Morning: 1. Begin with cocokind - Facial cleansing oil - use damp warm wash cloth to wash it off 2. Cleanse with bliss - Rose Gold Rescue Cleanser - rinse with cool water 3. Use I'm from - Rice Toner - apply with a cotton round & after applying, squeeze excess product out of cotton round onto hands & apply directly to face, allow a few minutes for product to absorb into face 4. ApplyThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - warm 2 drops in hands & press into skin all over face, allow a few minutes to absorb 5. Apply The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' - warm 2 drops in hands & press into skin all over face, allow a few minutes to fully absorb 6. Apply The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - warm 2 drop in hands & press intk skin all over face, allow a few minutes to absorb 7. Put a dime size amount of The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA into hands & warm. Apply all over face & neck 8. I got back & forth between which eye cream I use but I usually go with thebliss - Eye Do All Things Eye Gel & apply a dot under my eyes & use the roller ball to rub it in & depuff my eyes. Night Time: 1. Apply cocokind - Facial cleansing oil all over face & use a warm damp washcloth to remove 2. Cleanse face with bliss - Rose Gold Rescue Cleanser - rinse with cool water 3. Every other night I switch between using The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution by putting it on a cotton round & applying it to my face, allow a few minutes to absorb completely 4. Also every other night (the same nights that I use the Glycolic Acid Toner) I apply PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator with a cotton round & allow a few minutes to absorb before proceeding with the next step 5. Apply I'm from - Rice Toner with a cotton round & after applying, squeeze excess product out of cotton round onto hands & apply directly to face, allow a few minutes for product to absorb into face 6. Apply The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - warm 2 drops in hands & press into skin all over face, allow a few minutes to absorb 7. Apply The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil - warm 2 drops in hands & press into skin all over face, allow a few minutes to absorb 8. Warm a dime size amount of CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion in between hands & apply all over face & neck 9. Last but not least I apply KATE BLANC - Castor Oil to my lashes, eyebrows, & I warm a drop between my fingers & apply it under my eyes before bed (product not pictured) & that’s it, my daily AM & PM skincare routine!! Thanks so much for reading guys & let me know if you have any questions, comments or advice!
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AngeGregory
Game to determine what acids you should use!
I have been getting some comments asking what kind of acids you should use based on your skin type and I have been trying to do my best to help you guys out but I just saw this great post by @beautycasion_by_shurti which will really help anyone who has questions about this out, please go check that out. Products I recommend based on this chart: If you have dry skin and have acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque With The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have dry skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have sensitive skin and acne: The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA OrThe Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA With The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque If you have sensitive skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Or The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA If you have oily skin and acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque With The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have oily skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution If you have conbination or normal skin than you should use and acid of the skin type you are closed to, all of these products will work for you. If you find your self really struggling from acne then you can also add The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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savingyourskin
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My Beauty Year in Review
I think everyone can say 2020 has been a challenging year, but with lots of opportunity for growth. In February I had my daughter. 4 weeks later Ontario was locked down, everything but non-essential businesses were closed, including schools & daycares, so I had my 3 year old son home and 4 week old home with me with no support (no grandparent visits, drop-ins etc). And, what started as a 3 week lockdown turned into months. I’m not going to lie it was difficult at first. I was exhausted. It felt like I had no time for myself. I was going from when they woke up at 6:30am till bedtime at 8:30pm (plus night feedings 😴) But we’ve adjusted to this “new normal” and the biggest blessing of this year was the arrival of my daughter and all the extra time with my family. The picture on the top right is what pushed me to start my skincare journey. It was a good day. I started carving out “me” time by going for a run, but when I looked at the picture all I saw was my crows feet and how tired I looked. I had the CLINIQUE - 3-Step Introduction Kit for Drier Skin (Type 2) in my cupboard, but have to admit I was rarely using it. Sometimes using the cleanser in the shower. Grabbing the lotion if my skin felt dry. I wasn’t wearing any makeup. I wasn’t taking care of myself. I decided I wanted to buy some anti-aging skincare because I wasn’t ready for wrinkles. And I decided it was okay to spend money on myself. I turned to Clinique because it was the brand I had always used. I ordered: CLINIQUE - Smart Custom-Repair Serum CLINIQUE - All About Eyes Later this fall when I was running low I started researching more about skincare and stumbled upon Cherie 🍒 This has been a great resource, teaching me what I should incorporate into my routine (i.e., Vit C, AHAs), and reading honest reviews. I now look forward to my AM & PM routine. I’ve started doing a quick 5min make-up routine (see previous post), and found a creative outlet posting here about my journey. The bottom right picture is recent. I am would say I am just as tired as the other pictures (my baby still is getting up every 3hrs at night!), but I’m taking care of my skin and I feel much better about myself. Skincare has become my self care this year! Here are a couple new products I discovered and loved: SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment You really see your face brighten & get smoother before your eyes! SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil Loved the wake me up scent & morning glow The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil I wake up with my skin feeling soft & rejuvenated
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PamelaSargent
Worth the hype! Sunday Riley resurfacing duo
SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment SUNDAY RILEY - Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence ⚡️my skin type: sensitive eczema and acne prone ⚡️what the product does: resurfaces skin. gets rid of dullness ⚡️what makes it worth it: properly formulated for even sensitive skin types. has not irritated my skin ⚡️ingredient highlights: lactic acid ⚡️what the experience is like: slight fermented smell of the pink drink is not entirely off putting and slight tingling upon application, but i always wake up with better skin while using this. ⚡️in full transparency: i was originally sent these products for a paid campaign. i always test out products before i make my reccomendation , but this post is to reinforce my love for the products. ive been using this duo for almost 2 months now & it has definitely improved the texture/look of my skin. i was hyping this product on my IG & this post is just to say that yes its still worth the hype!!!
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edwardzo
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Game to determine what acids you should use!
I have been getting some comments asking what kind of acids you should use based on your skin type and I have been trying to do my best to help you guys out but I just saw this great post by @beautycasion_by_shurti which will really help anyone who has questions about this out, please go check that out. Products I recommend based on this chart: If you have dry skin and have acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque With The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have dry skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have sensitive skin and acne: The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA OrThe Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA With The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque If you have sensitive skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Or The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA If you have oily skin and acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque With The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have oily skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution If you have conbination or normal skin than you should use and acid of the skin type you are closed to, all of these products will work for you. If you find your self really struggling from acne then you can also add The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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savingyourskin
MANDELIC SERUM— SERUM FOR ACNE/OILY PRONE SKIN😯
I am so surprised that I don’t hear people talk about mandelic serum. This serum is the only serum I used when I was clearing up my skin. I honestly never heard about it before my esthetician recommended it too me so maybe others haven’t either. Mandelic serum: #Face reality - 8% Mandelic serum[products]#[FiveStars] The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA What is it: Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). AHA’s are acids that are derived from plants or animals. Mandelic comes from bitter almonds (hence why I must love the smell!) What it does: ✨Gentle on the skin— so perfect for sensitive skin ✨Accelerates cell turnover— helps exfoliate to reveal glowy new skin ✨Promotes collagen— improves wrinkles etc. Why is it good for acne: “Skin oils, bacteria, dead skin cells, and inflammation can trigger acne. Using skin care products containing mandelic acid help regulate sebum production, unclog pores, and reduce inflammation. This can result in fewer acne breakouts.” -healthline Some scientist say that mandelic serum is better than salicylic acid to treat acne. Other uses: Apart from helping clear up acne, this serum can help with discoloration, skin texture, and wrinkles. How I use: Use a chickpea-size amount of this serum in the morning. Always use with sunscreen!! The first picture is from before I started using the serum and the next picture is now—almost 2 years later. I feel like it’s important to note I have a bb cream and bronzer on in the second picture, sorry 🥺
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madisonnoons
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My Favourite Serums✨
My skin is sensitive, redness-prone, normal-dry depending on the season, and I have some rosacea on my cheeks. These 4 serums have made a big difference in the texture and overall appearance + health of my skin. I’m going to tell you a little bit about each of them below! • SKINCEUTICALS - Serum 10 Aox+ - I’m sure you’ve heard of the cult favourite Skinceuticals vitamin c serum and this version is just as effective, but for sensitive skin. It has a water-like consistency and sinks into the skin right away. I have definitely found that this has helped to brighten and even my skin tone. I really love this vitamin c and would definitely recommend it (even though it’s pricey). • Corpa Flora - Antidote 03 - Redness Relief - this serum has more of an oil-like consistency and a light floral scent to it that I just love. I have found that when I am consistent with this serum it definitely decreases the redness I have in my cheeks due to rosacea. I typically mix a pump of this with a pump of their Corpa Flora - Antidote HB5 Hydration and it’s the perfect hydrating + soothing cocktail! For anyone with sensitive, redness-prone skin like me, this duo is a must have to combat that! • Allies of Skin - Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum - I didn’t know what to expect from this serum but it has blown me away. I often have texture on my cheeks and also get hormonal breakouts and this serum does an amazing job at fighting both of them. I always notice a difference in my skin the next morning when I use this at night! My favourite way to use it is to mix a pump of this with a pump of the Allies of Skin - Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum (if you can’t tell, I love mixing serums to create the perfect skincare concoction). Both of these products are pricey, if you’re going to splurge on one, make it the Mandelic! • CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution - this one is a favourite in the skincare world and for good reason. The overall brightening and tone-correcting effect this serum has is amazing. I love the clean scent it has and the milky, smooth texture. It sinks into the skin quickly and isn’t sticky or tacky. I wouldn’t say this is a must-have compared to the others listed here, but if you’re a product junkie like me it’s definitely worth having in your collection. #CheriePartner
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bare.beauty.blog
My Healthy Skin Saviours
All my favourites chilling together. And that sums up my daily night routine. 5 step skincare routine thats keeping my routine simple and my skin healthy. . . 1. Oil cleansing.. been using this oil cleanser that I got from @stylevana_sv for only $8 and its been doing the job really well at removing makeup and sunscreen shockingly. And emulsify really nicely. . . 2. Second Cleanse, i have loved this cleanser since I started using this and I am almost out of it. Need to get new one sooner. @holifrog . . 3. Serum. . My forever love @alliesofskin Mandelic Acid serum, honestly is the best serum i have ever tried. If i have to choose one serum for the rest of my life, this would be the one. . . 4. Sleeping Mask/ Moisturizer:- my skin love this @laneigeca cica mask.. so calming and moisturizing. Little goes a long way. . . 5. Oil :- I can’t be without my face oil ever. I have to have an oil, been using this for few months now and still have a lot left in it. So lightweight and hydrating @elemis Rose oil. . . Is any of these products is also a part of your routine??
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skincarevoyage
Heyy 😊 Welcome
Name is Sábella but everyone calls me Bella for short. Newbie to the scene 31 No kids but I do have a birdie named Skii Wanna know all there is to know about skin care!!!! Team Self-Love @Krownbeautifully
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BellaSimeus
Two Simple Maskne Fixes!
My sensitive, combination skin + wearing a mask for a couple hours = breakouts and peeling. No fun, least of all for my jaw and cheekbones where the suffering is focused. Maskne is typically going to be caused by one or more of the following- with each I’ve included some fixes that have helped tons for me and that I would recommend for anyone that can’t seem to kick maskne to the curb. • Friction: Applying an occlusive on the skin where your mask frequently rubs can reduce peeling/irritation there. It also prevents that skin from becoming dry as easily. My favourite occlusive is CeraVe - Healing Ointment because it’s a heavy-duty balm that really protects my skin. However, oily-skinned folks may prefer the less thick LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm , which is more of a thick lotion. • Heat: If you can, try to take small breaks in a bathroom or your car to have your mask off. Apply a hydrating mist during these small breaks, to cool and hydrate the skin- or even just a splash of water in the bathroom can help! • Clogged Pores: If you can afford it, keep multiple masks in your arsenal and rotate between them, washing them at least once a week to prevent bacteria/skin cell build-up in the inside of the mask. As well, be sure you’re including an exfoliant in your routine at least once or twice a week- I love and swear by the ultra-lightweight but incredibly hydrating PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator , but those with more sensitive skin may prefer a wash-off treatment like CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin . Dry-skinned folks (or sensitive skinned folks that react badly to salicylic acid, such as those with rosacea) may prefer a gentle PHA-containing product that offers the exfoliation of AHA without as much of the irritation risk- like THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner , which is incredibly hydrating. As well, be sure you’re not overexfoliation, as that can lead to irritation that exacerbates acne! #CheriePartner
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Skinsitive
Do you use AHAs in the morning?? I use these ✨
I use these AHA (Glycolic acid) products during the day! There are some people who don't like to or they say you can't use AHAs during the day. Well, that's a myth. You definitely can use AHAs in the morning, the only key to protect the skin regardless of time is SPF. So, you can use a good broad spectrum sunscreen throughout the day to protect the skin and you'll be good to apply Glycolic acid during the day. This notion comes from some studies that show that AHAs make our skin be hughly photosensitive and can the structure of our DNA. It's not because you have certain acids on your face during the day and they react with sunlight and cause us damage. It is mainly because it thins out the Stratum Corneum and that causes photosensitivity and it happens even if you put your AHAs at night. Because the photosensitivity effect lasts for about a week after you've applied your acids. So the bottom line is you can get sunburn or photosensitivity no matter when you use chemical exfoliants whether at night or in the morning, just make sure you apply a good sunscreen which should be used anyway. I use AHAs or chemical exfoliants during the day as I use my retinols or retinoids at night and sometimes I use my Acne treatments at night. I am using these two currently in the morning and I chose these only because they're very gentle on skin and don't irritate it. The first one is @tula pro-glycolic 10% resurfacing toner. TULA SKINCARE - Pro-Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Toner It is a gentle gel serum toner that has : ✨Pro-Glycolic Complex proprietary blend of 100% natural lactobacillus probiotics and 10% glycolic acid helps tone and exfoliate skin and removes excess oil and debris. ✨Natural Mushroom + Beet Extract is 400X more hydrating than hyaluronic acid alone. ✨Turmeric Extract is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce signs of inflammation. ✨Blueberry Extract natural anti-oxidant helps to fight free radical damage. This toner is quite gentle compared to other Glycolic acid toners I've used and this can be layered with my other actives and hydrating products on top of it. The second is @firstaidbeauty Facial Radiance pads. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Facial Radiance Pads These are very gentle and easy to use. Because they're in pads form I get to layer my thick toners and serums after I use these. This has : ✨Glycolic Acid An Alpha Hydroxy Acid, helps skin appear brighter, exfoliates and improves texture. ✨Lactic Acid A Humectant and Alpha Hydroxy Acid that helps skin appear brighter, exfoliates and improves texture. ✨Lemon Peel A natural extract that helps brighten skin's appearance. ✨Indian Gooseberry A natural extract that helps tone skin. ✨FAB Antioxidant Booster Helps stave off environmental aggressors with Licorice Root, Feverfew and White Tea extracts. What are your favorite Chemical exfoliants you like in the morning?? ❤️
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Beautycation_by_shruti
Favorites in AHAs for Fall ready glow ✨
I am huge a fan of Alpha hydroxy acids. If you know me I have been reaching for AHAs since the start of my skincare journey. I believe they have helped me a lot with my bumpy texture, closed comedones and hyperpigmentation. AHAs are amazing in skincare as they do a lot of things. If there's one thing I would choose from all the skincare ingredients is AHAs. For people who need a little more introduction to AHAs. They're A- hydroxy acids - a class of chemical compounds that can be either naturally occurring or synthetic. Many are derived from organic sugars, with glycolic acid (from sugar cane) and lactic acid (from milk) the best-known and best-researched of the bunch. In over-the-counter products, AHAs offer chemical exfoliation as an alternative to manual exfoliation, working primarily by dissolving the bonds between skin cells to allow the removal of dead cells and a subsequently smoother skin surface. AHAs benefit skin in many ways and they target specific skin concerns while chemically exfoliating skin. The major benefits are : ✨ Exfoliate skin ✨ Help getting rid of Acne scars/dark spots/Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation/melasma ✨ Reduce irregular/bumpy texture ✨ Smoothens skin surface (resurface) ✨ Reduce the look of pores ✨ Brighten and tighten skin ✨ Can be pretty gentle to potent depending on the type of AHA it is There are many Acids that fall under AHA category. Like : ✨ Glycolic acid - The most potent, smaller molecular size, pentrate deeper into skin, can be harsh for sensitive skin types. ✨ Lactic acid - Less potent than Glycolic acid, a little larger molecular size, doesn't irritate skin as it doesn't penetrate deeper. Better for sensitive skin. These two are mainly used in skincare formulations but there are more acids which can be beneficial based on personal issues. The full list of AHAs: ✨ Glycolic acid ✨ Lactic acid ✨ Malic acid ✨ Citric acid ✨ Tartaric acid ✨ Mandelic acid These are some of my favorite AHA products. I picked these as they're my staples, I like some other products too that I'll include in some other post. 1. @theordinary Glycolic acid 7% toning solution The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 2. @sundayriley Good genes All-in-one Lactic acid treatment SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment 3. @drdennisgross Alpha Beta Pore perfecting and refining serum Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum 4. @glowrecipe Watermelon Glow sleeping mask GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask 5. @tula Pro-glycolic 10% resurfacing gel TULA SKINCARE - Pro-Glycolic 10% Resurfacing Toner These all work great if you want results. They gave me results within a week and with consistent use, I see improvements in my skin.
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Beautycation_by_shruti
The ordinary love✨✨
I cannot express enough my struggles with oily skin and acne. I’ve tried countless skin care products and nothing worked for me. My last try to fix my skin was using K-beauty products as much as I loved their products it just did not work for me. That’s when I tried The ordinary although I was skeptical at first but after seeing the results I was blown away by the change. The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser I begin my day with cleaning my face using this cleanser and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated and smooth. This can also be used as a makeup cleanser and it works as effectively as any other makeup remover. Hylamide - Pore Flush Acne prone skin certainly faces large pore issues and my skin was no different. This product helps reduce your pore size. I spray (or pat) this on my face after using the cleanser and within seconds it gets absorbed in my skin (I absolutely love love love that). The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 It’s my personal opinion to use HA before using Niacinamide as it doesn’t leave your face feeling dry. Hydration is the key to achieve fresh looking soft skin and i achieved it using this product. The Ordinary - 100% Niacinamide Powder I’ve tried the niacinamide +zinc and it’s powder version too and tbh they both work great. Please note this product did not help me with my current acne but helped me control the sebum activity on my skin which in turn did not give me any new breakouts. The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA I can swear by this product 😍. It doesn’t leave my skin oily, doesn’t give me any breakouts and my skin feels soo smooth. I will 💯 recommend this product to anyone who struggles with oily and acne prone skin. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque Any nose strip I used to get rid of my blackheads they ended up giving me a very oily t-zone 😓. I use this product once 2 weeks for 10 mins on my face and holy grain, it not only cleans my face but doesn’t leave it feeling dehydrated. ✨I have never overused any product on my skin and hence never faced any sort of dryness on my face. I’d certainly recommend trying these products. It’s a 10/10 for me. I hope this helps you and do let me know your experience with this brand 💜
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shrutik
Game to determine what acids you should use!
I have been getting some comments asking what kind of acids you should use based on your skin type and I have been trying to do my best to help you guys out but I just saw this great post by @beautycasion_by_shurti which will really help anyone who has questions about this out, please go check that out. Products I recommend based on this chart: If you have dry skin and have acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque With The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have dry skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have sensitive skin and acne: The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA OrThe Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA With The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque If you have sensitive skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Or The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA If you have oily skin and acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque With The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have oily skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution If you have conbination or normal skin than you should use and acid of the skin type you are closed to, all of these products will work for you. If you find your self really struggling from acne then you can also add The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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savingyourskin
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The Ordinary is a Life Saver
The Ordinary is a Life Saver
The Ordinary is such a wonderful and affordable company for skin care! I really only use this other than my other toners! These products I use all the time Here are what I focus on for my face -Hyper pigmentation -Acne scars -Tiny pimples -Rough skin -Irritated skin -Acne The Ordinary - 100% Niacinamide Powder This is the first product and I really do like this! it's the same as the oil but I use this at night sometimes and I feel it's a good addition to your skin care collection! All you have to to is scoop it up with the little spoon and add water! feels nice and your face will love it The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG This is the fist time I'm using this and I am blown away with the results it gives! When I need to wake up and not look dead I will put this on. I put this everyday and I do see a difference :D I really recommend this. The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane This is the first product I have ever bought from The Ordinary when I first started and I cannot live without! the Toney pimple go away like magic and it moisturizers your face leaving a glow! I always make sure to buy this. Please be aware it will sting because you face is getting used to it but if really stings then please stop using it and go for a lower grade or not use the product. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This is the same as the powered but with zinc. I NEVER use both of them at the same time. please don't do that! you can use them alternatively and but never side by side. this is good for making ur face look alive and get rif of the irritation! The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA This is a new addition to my collection! and I'm so happy to find this because I suffer from dark spots and hyper pigmentation! on dark skin it's very brutal! I use this on my body and face! this makes it all disappear and I'm so happy! I really recommend this! The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution This is another one of the products I have that is new to my collection! I heard numerous good reviews from this and I will keep you updated on how it goes! I hope this helps and I hope I gave you some good advice Stay Sweet!
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kayxkai
100% Niacinamide Powder
The Ordinary-100% Niacinamide Powder
An Ordinary “The Ordinary” Skincare Journey
An Ordinary “The Ordinary” Skincare Journey
(So this is my first post, please be kind to me, I’ve always been into beauty products and skincare but never really started exploring things and posting stuff about beauty until now!) I’m here to share my personal experience so far (2 weeks) with The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum. I originally heard about DECIEM products through my cousin, who had been raving about how cheap and effective their products are. Initially skeptical, I decided to look into The Ordinary products was overwhelmed with positive reviews here and there, with everyone raving about how incredible this skincare line is. Intrigued, I looked up a specific product that might help me with my skincare goals. I had been in what was the best skin condition of my life with minimal breakouts and relatively nicer pores, but had a constant blotchiness and redness and slight pigmentation in various places, not to mention horrendous dark circles. The Niacinamide serum seemed to be the solution i was looking for to help with brightening and evening skin tone as well as minimizing breakouts and aiding pore reduction. Sounded like a win win situation to me. Knowing I had sensitive skin, I started small with a couple of drops that I patch tested on my face and was immediately horrified with the stinging sensation I got when I applied it. I had tried many, many products in the past for my problematic skin, including the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Glycolic Night Serum which left my skin sensitive and blotchy with minimal improvement. I was nervous and gutted. I wanted this product to be the miracle worker everyone talked about. I wanted this to be my answer. I desperately searched articles looking to see if there were any testimonials to having a negative reaction to the product and learned that some people just continued to power forward and saw results. So I stuck it out. I thought of this weird stinging sensation as an initial shock of using something so entirely different to what I’m used to and powered through. My skin was red, blotchy, itchy and inflamed for 6 days, and I was about to stop using the product altogether. From some sources, it states that you should not be experiencing purging with niacinamide. For someone with sensitive skin, I truly believe this was what happened to me, a little bit of a shock and cleansing . By day 7 my skin did a complete 180. And ever since then, I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in complexion and overall improvement in the appearance of my skin. I’ve heard that results are most noticeable 1 month after treatment start date but I have already noticed a difference with reducing redness only 2 weeks into using this product. I have no doubt that this product will continue to remain a part of my skincare routine. I hope sharing my experience will help anyone else who might have thoughts about using this product! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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megutron
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
𝙂𝙇𝙊𝙒𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙎𝙆𝙄𝙉 𝙄𝙉 𝘼𝙋𝙍𝙄𝙇
𝙂𝙇𝙊𝙒𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙎𝙆𝙄𝙉 𝙄𝙉 𝘼𝙋𝙍𝙄𝙇
𝙄 𝙆𝙉𝙊𝙒 𝙒𝙃𝘼𝙏 𝙔𝙊𝙐’𝙍𝙀 𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙉𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂: Honey, it’s been a long quarantine year, but it most definitely ain’t April. True, but with a good skincare routine, your skin can defy the seasons and bloom like a flower in April. APRILSKIN promises: High performance gentle skin solutions. Is it true? Well the first good thing I can say about both: i did not break out and I did not experience any irritation on my skin using either. Note: **𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙖𝙣 𝘼𝙘𝙣𝙚-𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙜𝙞𝙧𝙡** APRILSKIN - Real Calendula Peel Off Pack 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙂𝙊𝙊𝘿: 🌼Product goes on clear with dissolving calendula petals 🌼Product dries in 20-30 minutes 🌼 Extracted from 100% real Calendula Flower Petals 🌼 Orange Peel Oil clears up acne, reduces puffiness and redness (plus pore size) 🌼 Goes on smooth with the Aprilskin Jelly Brush 🌼 A lot more gentle than the average peel off mask 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘿: ⚡️The smell is the opposite of enticing: it’s strong and smells similar to alcohol (fades once it dries) ⚡️It feels tight after it dries ⚡️ Dry skin? This will only make it more dry ⚡️ It only appears to take off surface oil and dirt, not going deep enough though it claims to penetrate (my skin does feel clean afterwards though) APRILSKIN - Real Carrot Blemish Clear Serum 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙂𝙊𝙊𝘿: 🥕 non-commodigenic! 🥕It brightened and soothes my skin 🥕 It sinks into my skin pretty fast about 3minutes 🥕Contains Hyaluranic Acid and Niacinimade 🥕Faded some of my Hyperpigmentation and acne scars 🥕glides on like silk 🥕Helps with Milia 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘿: ⚡️The smell again... not bad but kind of like organic soil in the garden section ⚡️The texture is light, slide-y with a milky white color but before settling has a sticky kind of residue ⚡️ Says that it soothes but contains some essential oil ingredients that could cause irritation **I am happily on my second bottle of calendula peel off mask but I more than likely will not be buying another bottle of carrot serum
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Just_Me
Real Calendula Peel Off Pack
APRILSKIN-Real Calendula Peel Off Pack
🌑G’BYE🌗DARK🌖SPOTS🌕 #cheriepartner
🌑G’BYE🌗DARK🌖SPOTS🌕 #cheriepartner
🌑 i have a ton of dark spots from acne scars, and they usually take a really long time and fade. But this new serum that I got speeds it up to a level even I did not expect! 🌗 the product Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum the active ingredient is 2% hydroquinone, skin lightening agent which can literally bleach your skin 🌖i SPOT apply because I have very tan skin already and I am not trying to bleach my whole face, if you get my drift. my dark spors disappeared in about three days, which is the fastest I’ve ever seen my skin recover! 🌕 $72 for a full size bottle that Will probably last forever because I only use it as a spot treatment. The mini size which is what I have is only $25 and I’ve been using it for about two weeks and you can barely tell!
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kitty.skin
Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Murad-Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Powerful Hyperpigmentation Solution
Powerful Hyperpigmentation Solution
Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum This serum is a classic dark spot treatment and one of Murad's most famous products! Unlike night treatments that you apply to your whole face, I only use this on spots I need to be lightened. This is mostly composed of 2% Hydroquinone as it's effective ingredient, as well as glycolic acid which makes the hydroquinone work better. Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent and not for sensitive skin. This is strong stuff and the highest concentration available without a prescription in the US, and you certainly need to use sunscreen with it. It has the texture of an AHA gel - it's clear and absorbs quickly. It does have a bit of a funny (and unappealing) chemical smell that hydroquinone products have. Every month, I get deep cystic acne that is hormonal which leaves a scar and PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). I use this as spot treatment once the acne portion is gone and it's just a dark spot. This isn't a miracle worker, but it has definitely lightened those spots. Normally they take a few weeks to fully fade but I feel if I use this immediately they seem less dark in a few days. The full 30ml size is $72, but I purchased the 10ml travel size for $23, which is about the same price per ounce. It comes in a clear plastic pump. I don't recommend anyone purchase the full size of this since you need so little and this is not something you'd spread on your whole face like a serum. For $23 you can get a lot of uses of this as spot treatment. I give this 5/5 stars. It doesn't smell nice but is very effective if you want to treat a scar or a small darkened area.
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BeautySnob
Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Murad-Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Product Review - The Ordinary Niacinamide
Product Review - The Ordinary Niacinamide
The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% My Take: My favourite product from this brand hands down. Aside from a more consistent routine, this babe right here is what turned my skin around. I’d go as far to call this a miracle product - it’s formulated to improve overall texture, prevent acne, and lighten scars. The breakdown below... Usage: -use AM and/or PM -use after cleanser and toner -do not use without sunscreen -do not use with The Ordinary’s Vitamin C 23% (see website for more details on this caveat) Expect To See: -improved texture of skin, decreased bumps and lumps -lessening of acne and pigmentation -lightening of dark acne scars -shrinking of pores -slight tightening of skin especially directly after use Notes: -I use two drops -product is thick and spreads easily, apply next product before it dries -I used to apply AM and PM, once I saw an improvement overall I decreased usage to AM -On Cherie, I’ve seen a couple outlying posts that state that this product has been unhelpful or even problematic to the user. I would say this is abnormal and for the price this product is worth giving a shot. Always patch test! If you have excess texture, acne or scars and want to try a product from The Ordinary, try this one. DM or comment with your thoughts! 🌿
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srepp
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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