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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
Oct. 24, 2020
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kolbstergreat diagram, but you should NEVER mix salicylic and glycolic acids together
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Which BHA Product for Your Skin Type?
If you deal with acne-prone skin or enlarged pores, salicylic acid (BHA) is heaven-sent for most folks. Oil-soluble, it penetrates more effectively/deeply into the pore than water-soluble AHAs, touting hydrating, antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to exfoliating. But Which BHA Product Is Best for You? 👀 • PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator : $29.50 USD, $0.25 per mL. A cult classic, an international bestseller, a bottle of liquid gold. Water-thin, it contains a couple of humectants, an antioxidant, and 3 preservative/stabilizing ingredients. A super simple INCI list! This makes it especially friendly to many sensitive-skinned folks, as the list of possible skin triggers is small. Some people say the finish feels oily, but I find it intensely hydrating and it soaks in quickly, making it great for combo and dry skin alike! This simple liquid is my pick for enlarged pores and general skin congestion. • NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% : $20 USD, $0.17 per mL. Encapsulated salicylic acid and a variety of humectants make this a hydrating exfoliant “toner”, perfect for those with any skin type, with one exception- those with sensitive skin may have issue with the citrus extracts contained, though the producers of the extracts claim they contain mild AHA exfoliant properties. I’d recommend this to any skin type with non-sensitive skin looking for a budget SA product that leaves skin hydrated but not tacky, and helps to keep pores minimized and unclogged. Texture-picky folks on a budget will love this! • THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum : $10.99 USD, $0.37 per mL. This is the best BHA for oily skin, featuring a super simple INCI list made up of humectants, stabilizers, salicylic acid, and zinc PCA. Salicylic acid helps to keep pores clear while zinc pca helps to reduce sebum production, though I personally react badly to zinc pca- bumps and itchiness, unfortunately. This product is still one I recommend to friends, as it’s affordable and has minimal chance of triggering skin allergies/sensitivities other than the zinc, with huge potential for those that struggle with acne in general.
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Skinsitive
Skin Update! *Sensitive Skin Win!!*
Little skin update for y’all! The little nick on my nose is not a zit. 🥴 I am finding my HOLY GRAIL. Naturiums chemical exfoliator is something else! I’ve used a few in the past but none as gentle as this one! Many dry my super sensitive skin out but i have no issues with this! Also LOVING the alpha arbutin serum, the moisturizer, and skin mist! NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2% NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream
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KennedyHolstege
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Morning routine updated
Ok I’ve made a few changes to my routine and sometimes I keep switching a few things in and out depending on the day.... I start with The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution which I love. I think glycolic acid is an important ingredient to have in your routine for oily skin and wrinkles and even acne too. I always use insta natural - Zinc Vitamin C Serum but I go between also using insta natural - Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum which I love for acne, insta natural - Dark Spot Corrector I don’t notice a huge difference with this but it has great ingredients or insta natural - Skin Brightening Serum, Anti-Aging that has alpha arbutin to help brighten dark spots or hyperpigmentation. So I alternate with those! Love using COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence to have a dewy glow and helps with skin texture and pigmentation issues I’ve recently added The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to help with acne and oily skin and love it too. I top with a thin layer of Clindamycin gel and then moisturizer which I alternate also between a few different ones. BEEKMAN 1802 - Bloom Cream Daily Probiotic Moisturizer has great ingredients but a funky old woman smell I do not like, thank goodness I only have a sample size.... Honest has a great soothing moisturizer I’ve tried and also ARBONNE has a great calming moisturizer as well as a lightweight jelly moisturizer I go between. Then I do a few drops of The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% and I’m done. I usually let it sit for awhile or at least a good 5 minutes while I do my eye makeup and eyeliner before I use any face makeup but I love the texture of my skin so far using this all together.
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Taykro928
Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines pt. 3
Hey y’all! Today’s post is part 3 of 4 of my Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines series. In today’s post we’re covering @geralorentas and @robynkenner ! Starting with @geralorentas. She starts out by cleansing with theCeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser which costs $13 for 8 fl oz. This cleanser has super gentle exfoliating agents, as well as glycerin and Hylaronic acid which are very hydrating. Next she uses theRENÉE ROULEAU - Rapid Response Detox Toner which costs $41 for 6 fl oz. This toner, as far as toners go, is pretty good. Its main draws are Salicylic acid and Lactic acid which are great for dealing with acne. Next she uses theSKIN GRAMMAR - Super Good Repair Essence which costs $38 for 5.7 fl oz. This essence has Nicinamide and glycerin, as well as a ton of ceramides. Unfortunately it has orange peel oil. Citrus oils a extracts are extremely irritating to the skin because they are acidic, so I have to say no to this essence. Next she uses the RENÉE ROULEAU - Vitamin C&E Treatment which costs $69 for 1 fl oz. It has glycerin, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, but again it has citrus oils and extracts which make this another no for me. Then to moisturize she goes in with the#Dr. zenovia - Peptide + Ceramide Moisturizer[products]#[FourStars] which costs $79 for 1.7 fl oz. This moisturizer has ceramides and glycerin. Finally she goes in with theLA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Anti-shine Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ which I couldn’t find the price for. It’s a really good basic sunscreen. So that’s @geralorentas routine. For her I would recommend getting rid of the essence and the treatment, but otherwise the products seem great! Moving on to @robynkenner. She starts with a double cleanse, and we’ll talk in a minute about what she’s doing wrong. She starts with the The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser which costs $7.90 for 1 fl oz. The main ingredients in this are squalane and glycerin. A lot of people complain that this cleanser is so gentle is barely cleans, but it seems to work for @robynkenner. Then she uses theMurad - Clarifying Cleanser which costs $32 for 6.75 fl oz. The main draw for this product is Salicylic acid, but again it’s a no because of citrus oils and extracts as well as fragrance. Now I mentioned that she’s double cleansing wrong. Double cleansing isn’t just using 2 cleansers, it’s specifically using an oil based cleanser and then a water based cleanser. (Check out my post on double cleansing for more information) In this case, @robynkenner is using 2 water based cleansers which can be stripping to the skin, and isn’t considered double cleansing. She mentioned she started doing this because her skin didn’t feel clean with just the first cleanse, and I think this might be because the Squalane Cleanser is too gentle. Next she uses theNeutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream which costs $25 for .5 fl oz. First off, eye cream should be at the end of a routine. The eye cream itself is great though. Next she usesThe Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution which costs $8.70 for 8 fl oz. I talked about this product in pt. 1, but in short it’s really good. And finally she uses the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream which costs $36 for 6 fl oz. This is a nice super thick basic moisturizer. So in conclusion @robynkenner, I’d try to find a new cleanser, then just add your eye cream after moisturizer instead of early in the routine. That’s all for pt. 3! Please cheer for this post if you liked it, comment below your favorite cleansers to help out @robynkenner, and follow me to join the family and for similar content. -Mae
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herecomesthesunnygrl
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Quick reviews on samples
To take a page from my friend @Mallorywho does #samplesaturday - sharing mine a day late 🤗 To purchase list (TPL)- YES or NO? alpyn beauty - PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer While I only got two 2 of this in 1 day, am & pm, I was able to determine it’s not for me. The scent was off-putting, a very natural scent which I wouldn’t mind if it didn’t linger. It’s also got some oils in it that can be irritating. At $60 this is a very pricey moisturizer. It claims the benefits of Bakuchiol (retinol alternative), Squalane and Vitamin C BUT you don’t see these ingredients until over half way through the ingredient list! TPL - NO REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm $49 I really liked this. I like to really moisturize up at night so I would add my nightly moisturizer and top off with a thin layer of this balm. I had no issues with a sticky mess and my hair (or pet hair) all over my face as I have had with a previous balm. One ⭐️ taken for fragrance. TPL - YES DIOR - Capture Dreamskin Care & Perfect A gorgeous primer/serum but incredibly overpriced at $120! Not as fragrant as some I’ve used before being it has the added fragrance but there are more reasonably priced options available, Tatcha’s primer even being half the price! TPL - NO TATCHA - The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream $60 This eye cream is THICK! It’s more like a balm that is meant to melt into your skin. For me it was hard to spread around my eye area. I would try to warm up between my fingers first but just didn’t find it easy to work with. I’m not a fan of using fragrance around my eyes either. While I love Tatcha I have other eye creams I’d rather use. I also did not like product in this type of container, very small and not sanitary given the texture. TPL - NO SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment $120. I believe I’ve talked about this one before. It is such a small sample but a tiny (pea-size) amount is only needed. So I was able to determine this was non-irritating to my skin. It’s got a pretty decent ingredient list except for the fragrance. I prefer using Farmacy’s Honeymoon Glow with AHA & BHA at half the price. TPL - NO Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum $72. While I initially thought this was working for me I’ve realized it may have brightened some areas of skin but did not help fade or reduce my spots. A pretty simple serum to use with no issues in my routine. TPL - NO LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer $33 A HIGHLY popular toner that has a pretty simple ingredient list. I love a good hydrating toner and this hits the spot! It’s easy to transfer from my hands to my face and my skin drinks it up. I was able to add as many layers as I’d like without any side effects. Only downside is Laneige is not cruelty free. TPL - NO ❤️🍒
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beautiewithjen
Weekly Treatment Schedule
I have a set, written down schedule for all my treatments for the month, because I have a really bad memory and find that if I don’t write stuff down I tend to over use or under use the products. This is how my routine was all through 2020, and have had no problem so far. I use The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane 3 times a week, on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. I’m pretty experienced when it comes to retinol, so I feel comfortable using it 3 times a week. This is also the only one of my schedules that isn’t set in stone. When my skin is feeling more sensitive, or is feeling very dry, I might only use this 2 times a week. I exfoliate using the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner and the SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment 2 times a week on Tuesday’s and Sunday’s. I usually use these on the same days, but again, if my skin is feeling sensitive or dry, I will leave out the toner and just use the serum. I use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week for 10 minutes, I use this on Thursday’s and Friday’s are my resting day where I focus on repairing and hydrating my skin. 📍= product was sent to me for free
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hannahgarritty
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1 week update
thanks to all lovely beauties out there to take their time and add a comment on my last post. I was devastated by breakout, i was having from last 2-3 weeks and nothing seems to be working. Well i guess too many exfoliants was making my skin too sensitive so now i am back to basics. I have started what i was doing in the beginning and that seems to be working just fine. I think i was selfish to have a great skin in no time 🥴. If someone is just curious what i am doing right now then lets go to products. AM: The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser sukin - Pore Perfecting Toner Blemish Control it has tree oil which is good for acne prone skin The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ as i have sensitive and oily skin this makes my face matte and oil free. I really like this one for oily skin or combination skin PM: The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser sukin - Pore Perfecting Toner Blemish Control The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (only on spots and acne 2-3 times a week) The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA (once a week) The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (once a week) The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque (once a week) The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane tea tree oil only on spots Even if i have listed so many items i feel i have very basic skin care routine as most of the products are being used weekly or only 2-3 times a week. But in the end this routine is working out for me and i am seeing good progress which makes me happy. Again thanks to all who suggested me before ❤️❤️
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PoojaArora
Purging or breaking out ??
Can someone tell me if its purging or i am just started breaking out after almost 3 months of using The ordinary products ?? It was getting better but now on one side its getting worse. Products i am using AM The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ PM The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque OR The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA OR The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane I have combination skin but after some research i have decided to go with these ones. If its only purging then i am happy but purging suppose to happen everywhere on face and this is only on left cheek specially on jawline that hurts ☹️ Thinking to use PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator to give it a try Thanks a lot lovely ladies
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PoojaArora
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Price Doesn’t Matter (Except That It Does)
Pause: price doesn’t matter in that it doesn’t innately affect the quality of the product. I used a (thankfully gifted) $160+ cult favourite serum and was comically underwhelmed with how horrible it smelled, how unpleasant the texture was, and how irritated my skin was despite the fact that I had used vitamin c serums just as strong previously. And then I look at a community-renowned $8 niacinamide serum that is, by all accounts, a decent serum... that my skin hated and I detested due to the tacky texture. I’ve used, and loved, skincare that ranges in price from $6-$300+, some gifted and some purchased with my own money. I’ve opted for lovely $15 moisturizers when I couldn’t afford my $60 favourites. I’ve paid extra for specific ingredients that are a bit more pricy. What I’ve Learned? Price means little to how my skin will like it. But price still matters. If your budget for skincare is small, your options similarly size down. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t good skincare in your budget. Of course, opt for prescription if you can afford it- 1% retinol from the most expensive brand can’t compare to a basic 0.0125% tretinoin prescription cream. Look at your skin, do a bit of research, and see where in your routine that you can splurge a bit, or where you can go strictly utilitarian. If you have access to CVS, they have 40% off coupons regularly and CeraVe is bangin’. If you’re international, check out the go-to The Ordinary who ships internationally, or go through CultBeauty to get ahold of similarly affordable brands like Versed and The Inkey List 💰 In the end, price really only matters in that it affects what brands you opt for and how large your routine is. You don’t need $110 moisturizers or $120 exfoliants, though they often offer better textures and more well-rounded formulas. Just cleanse, moisturize, and slap on some sunscreen, and you’ve got your bases covered 💕
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Skinsitive
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
I have an issue with this toner
When I first purchased this toner, I really loved it. Right off the bat, the milky texture felt hydrating and nourishing. But, as I have grown more familiar with the product, I have realized that is not quite the case. First, I have very sensitive and reactionary skin. Sometimes it feels like I’ll break out in a rash if the wind just happens to blow in the wrong direction. This likely explains the issue that I have but I am nevertheless disappointed. Due to my sensitivity level, I introduce actives VERY slowly and cautiously. It has taken me about a year and a half to work my way up to using the CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum every other day. It has also taken me about 6 months to work up to using the By Wishtrend - Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water once or twice a week (on nights that I don’t use the CeraVe). After emptying this product, I realize that this was part of the problem!! For weeks now, I have experienced a moderate to strong tingling sensation when applying the Wishtrend Mandelic Acid and even experienced a similar (but not as strong) sensation with THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner which is apparently about as gentle as you can get with chemical exfoliants. I assumed that this was just part of the process for me as I was experimenting with chemical exfoliants for the first time. I hadn’t used either product independently of the FAB toner and since it says “safe for sensitive skin” I never once thought it could be prepping my skin for a stronger reaction. That, however, is what appears to have been happening. When I ran out of the toner, the reactions to the Wishtrend Mandelic acid immediately dissipated. While I still feel a slight tingle for a few seconds, it is only a fraction of the sensation I used to feel. I find this to be incredibly frustrating because I do enjoy other products from FAB (I love the cleanser). My issue is this, FAB’s entire brand seems focused on caring for the health of your skin. Hell, the name is FIRST AID Beauty!! If you are going to sell products that are marketed as “safe for sensitive skin” they should truly be safe for sensitive skin!! I realize that anyone can develop or have a reaction to anything so it is not entirely their fault. Everyone has to test every product for themselves. It is frustrating, though. Anyways, I’ll wrap up my rant now. Thanks for stopping by and congrats if you made it this far!!
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soakuptheglow
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
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
Before and Afters still in progress....
I truly don’t like doing before and afters especially when it looks like there’s barely any progress but I promise you my skin FEELS so much better than it looks and I’ve seen some amazing progress! I’ve tagged the products I feel have helped the most recently. It takes patience but little progress is still PROGRESS 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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Taykro928
1 week update
thanks to all lovely beauties out there to take their time and add a comment on my last post. I was devastated by breakout, i was having from last 2-3 weeks and nothing seems to be working. Well i guess too many exfoliants was making my skin too sensitive so now i am back to basics. I have started what i was doing in the beginning and that seems to be working just fine. I think i was selfish to have a great skin in no time 🥴. If someone is just curious what i am doing right now then lets go to products. AM: The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser sukin - Pore Perfecting Toner Blemish Control it has tree oil which is good for acne prone skin The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ as i have sensitive and oily skin this makes my face matte and oil free. I really like this one for oily skin or combination skin PM: The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser sukin - Pore Perfecting Toner Blemish Control The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (only on spots and acne 2-3 times a week) The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA (once a week) The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (once a week) The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque (once a week) The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane tea tree oil only on spots Even if i have listed so many items i feel i have very basic skin care routine as most of the products are being used weekly or only 2-3 times a week. But in the end this routine is working out for me and i am seeing good progress which makes me happy. Again thanks to all who suggested me before ❤️❤️
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PoojaArora
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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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