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I want to be able to find what is right for me and you New York skincare addict

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Decade glow up
Decade glow up
Here is perfect evidence of how skincare can take care of your skin and make you a better version of yourself. The first picture I was just about 15 years old! Yes I wore glasses and still do from time to time but I like taking pics with my glasses off so you can see my highlight lol where as to in the first pic I knew nothing about shine or taking care of my skin. I just always thought skin changes and there is nothing you can do about it. Luckily I learned some years after about the wonders of skincare and how to apply makeup. The second pic is recent and I!m now 25 years old and all about taking care of my skin and experimenting. You can clearly see here the difference of my skin now from back then. My skin is much more lighter and even and my eyes are wider brighter and even my face has slimmed. I truly never thought I would change but looking at this I can see how different I look now
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Betterskinlove
Oil control cleanser?
Oil control cleanser?
Thoughts: I recieved this cleanser as a birthday gift this month along with protini and decided I would give it a go. I know many get excited about trying out something from this expensive brand but I can't say I was over the moon. I simply wanted to try out this cleanser from drunk elephant to see if it would wow me..It didn't. I only tried this for about a week before I went ahead and switched back to the cleanser I was using because I didn't like much the results. I had started to get little blemishes on my forehead and chin after a week. I didn't get blemishes from any other product I was using till I switched out my milky cleanser for this one so I knew it was this. I also didn't like how this left a strange not cantaloupey at all kind of scent on my face.. Now this cleanser is not all that bad it did help control/balance some oiliness I had on my nose and t zone and didn't strip my face of natural oils and such, I will give it that..but I could truly do better without this and prefer something more hydrating that won't break me out. I don't like it and won't be using this again. Claims: An innovative jelly cleanser that will remove makeup, pollution, excess oil and any grime. Targets: oiliness and makeup removal Texture: a sticky gel consistency Some ingredients: Virgin marula oil to nourish Glycerin to replenish and hydrate Cantaloupe fruit extract to soothe and hydrate Price: $32 the full size Recommendation: No I don't recommend this because of the strange scent it leaves and how it may break you out. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample
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Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample
I’d rather get coal than this oil
I’d rather get coal than this oil
I'd rather get coal than this horrible oil. I really thought I would atleast like the oil since I didn't like the other two products the brand had gifted me but I was wrong. Once I had gotten a whiff of that familiar nauseating scent I knew I would hate this but decided to try it out. I tried this out for 2 weeks in the day and night at the same time I did the moisturizer that I spoke of in my other review. I wanted to try it to see if this would work better with the moisturizer but..It did nothing since the minute I applied it. This only left my face greasy with a horrible scent and the oil didn't absorb in it just sat on my face strangely. I hated the feeling and had to wash my face after seeing it wouldn't sink in after 30 minutes. This didn't help with my redness or truly anything and it wasn't even nourishing. Overall, It's a waste of time kind of product and I won't use this again. Claims: A concentrated facial oil that absorbs quickly for highspeed overnight repair Targets: Redness, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles Texture: A transparent liquid that feels lightweight and almost watery Some ingredients: 32% cannabis sativa seed oil to help strengthen the skin barrier Bioflavanoids to support healthy skin function Potent plant oils for intensive repair to the skin Price: $54 This is too expensive and not worth it Recommendation: No I don't recommend this because of the strong lingering scent and it being expensive for 1oz. high - High Expectations Cannabis Seed Facial Oil
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High Expectations Cannabis Seed Facial Oil
high-High Expectations Cannabis Seed Facial Oil
J star lip scrub strawberry gum
J star lip scrub strawberry gum
Thoughts: I'm so glad I had got this lip scrub 2 months ago in a J star mystery box since I never tried out any kind of lip scrub. It was such a pleasant surprise to see that in there and I was honestly excited to let it be my first lip scrub. I wanted to try it out immediately and the fact that I love strawberries drew me to this.. so the first day I got it I had on no makeup and decided to give it a shot. I saw in just 20 seconds of applying how well it polished my lips and how baby soft my lips were. This tasted and smelled sooo good I licked it right off and kind of wanted to eat the jar lol The good thing being this is edible and won't harm me. I been using this ever since atleast 3 times a week either right before I go to bed and swipe on a balm after or before I want to apply a lippie. I love taking my time applying this because the flavor alone is so delectable and can make you enjoy the experience even more. Overall this is a favorite and a staple for me every other day. Claims: a lip scrub that will buff away dead skin to leave your lips ready for flawless lipstick application Targets: dryness and dead skin on the lips Texture: Gritty little sugar based particles Some ingredients: Glycerin to attract moisture to the skin Vitamin E to soothe away dryness Grape seed oil to protect your lips from harmful free radicals Price: $12 and so worth it Recommendation: Yes I recommend this because it really helps remove dead skin and nourishes your lips. JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS - Strawberry Gum
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 Strawberry Gum
JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS- Strawberry Gum
A popular K beauty sleeping mask
A popular K beauty sleeping mask
Thoughts: I really don't like this mask. That should just be my opinion but I prefer to go more in depth. This mask is said to hydrate, lock in moisture, help with dryness etc..but truthfully this does neither for me. I used it three times this week to give it a fair shot but I didn't like how sticky it made my face feel once applied in just a minute and how extra dry my face looked each time in the morning. This is definitely not a hydrating sleeping mask because my face felt nothing of the sorts. I really don't understand how many rave about this when there is an ingredient in here called alcohol which is straight up drying and bad for the skin! I should have gone with my gut feeling instead of getting dragged in by popular opinions. I wanted to try this only because I was gifted it, excited to be apart of the crowd who tried it and because I also wanted to have a hydrated face just like so many claimed to have had. I truly do regret trying this and the only good thing I can say about this mask is the cooling feeling it gives but other then that this mask does the opposite of what it should. I won't be using this again. Claims: It's an overnight moisture recharging gel mask that will quickly absorb while you sleep to hydrate the skin. Targets: Dryness, dullness, uneven texture, fine lines and wrinkles Texture: A soft white lightweight feeling gel like cream that turns into water once rubbed in ( see next pic for a texture shot ) Some ingredients: Hydro ionized mineral water to circulate and retain long lasting moisture Apricot to help calm skin from damage and external stressers Beta glucan to lock in active ingredients and mineral water Price: $25 not worth it Recommendation: No I don't recommend this because you can find other masks that are hydrating and will not dry out your skin. Honestly, don't even waste your time to try this out. LANEIGE - Water Sleeping Mask
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Water Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Water Sleeping Mask
Vital hydra solution sheet mask dr jart
Vital hydra solution sheet mask dr jart
Thoughts: I have a love and hate kind of relationship with this mask. I wanted to try this out because I love sheet masks and saw everyone always raving about how beneficial it is. I should have looked at the ingredients list the first time I tried it out some weeks ago and not listen to anyone's hyped up opinion. I didn't know I was drying out my skin up until about a few days ago. I had been gifted this but in a pack and I would use this mask once a week for needed hydration for the past 4 weeks but today I took notice to it's flaw, I won't be using this anymore. I don't like the fact this has alcohol in it and especially it being at the top of the ingredient's list. I also don't like how the mask nose part didn't cover all of my nose but that's simply because I have a big nose, not a big deal. I can tell you what I do like is how this mask was drenched with liquid and easily stayed put on the face. I also like how it made my face feel nice, smooth, hydrated and plump after the 30 minutes I would have it on. Overall, this mask does hydrate very well and leaves the skin replenished, dried out some pores but the fact it has alcohol means it's not good to put on and can be drying and damaging to the skin and that would show after some time. No thank you. Claims: A cellulose sheet mask that will deeply hydrate and replenish all skin types moisture levels Targets: Dryness and redness Texture: Clear light liquid kind of consistency on a soft sheeted mask ( see next two pics for a texture shot and me with the sheet mask on) Some ingredients: Aquaxyl to replenish and protect moisture in the skin Hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin Algae extract natural collagen synthesis Price: $6 at Sephora affordable price Recommendation: No I don't recommend it because of the alcohol. If that was taken out then I would definitely recommend this. Dr. Jart+ - Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution
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Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution
Dr. Jart+-Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution
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Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster by DR.DG
Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster by DR.DG
{What does it claim to do?} It says it is; A professional Strength concentrate that infuses & seals deep moisture for firmer, smoother & softer looking skin. Some key ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, watermelon extract, & evening primrose. {Texture/Consistency?} I would say it is in between a liquid and an oil, but doesn’t feel oily on your skin. {My thoughts?} I really like this. I added this into my skincare routine in August, and I really like it! I use it under any AHA/BHA product or any serums to further benefit from them without drying out my skin. I feel like when my skin is too dry it doesn’t even absorb the other products! Plus this makes my skin so hydrated & doesn’t feel oily or sticky. It can be used AM or PM, it applies well under makeup. It is VERY lightweight. {Is it worth price vs size?} Yes, I’m not even half way done and it’s almost been 5 months, a little goes a long way and I really see results. It is 1 oz. for $68 at Sephora right now, but the packaging is nice, the quality is there & it actually worked for me. Dr Dennis Gross - Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster
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gabriella
Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster
Dr Dennis Gross-Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster
Not A Fan!
Not A Fan!
This is the freeman snowman face sheet mask: hydrating peppermint. I’m not a big fan of these. It smelled a little weird, not very pepperminty. I could tell it did give my face a little hydration boost but only a while after using. Once I took the mask off, my face felt sticky and kept that sticky feeling for about an hour. Not a fan. It’s okay! But wouldn’t use this again. FREEMAN - Animal Leaf Mask
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Morgan
Animal Leaf Mask
FREEMAN-Animal Leaf Mask
🌟Oil No More🌟
🌟Oil No More🌟
This is the OLE HENRIKSEN - Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator that I got in my advent calendar & I’ve been loving it! I have oily/combination skin so it’s a perfect daytime moisturizer! This product has Green Fusion Complex, neem seed oil, rosehip fruit extract & AHAs, which are great for exfoliating! It says to apply evenly to your face & neck AM and PM. Gently massage in an upward, circular motion, in order for the AHAs to properly be applied to the skin. This has a light scent to it, but more of a natural scent! Very lightweight on the skin yet it feels moisturized all day! I will use this during the daytime with a facial oil on top! Great for oily/combination skin types!!
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mandymank
Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator
OLE HENRIKSEN-Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator
K-Beauty 🍑&Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing mask✨
K-Beauty 🍑&Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing mask✨
This is the PEACH & LILY - Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask and it’s the first of a few products I have tried from Peach & Lily! This mask claims to be a professional-grade wash-off mask that is supposed to “reboot” your skin. It contains a potent blend of 10% AHA, 0.5% BHA & Blue Agave to deep clean down to the inner pores lining. This is a gorgeous blue/green gel-based mask, and I’ll be honest with you, this was very hard to remove & wash off. It tingles/stings a bit when you apply it, so you know the AHAs & BHAs are actually working into your skin! I have combination/oily skin so I like using this mask to help with hormonal breakouts or any texture I want to help manage like smaller bumps. I also have the PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining SerumI need to try & their PEACH & LILY - Matcha Pudding Antioxidant CreamI’m really looking forward to testing out & reviewing on here! Look out for those soon! 🍑🍑🍑
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mandymank
Glass Skin Refining Serum
PEACH & LILY-Glass Skin Refining Serum
Ultra barriAIR cream by First Aid Beauty
Ultra barriAIR cream by First Aid Beauty
I’d rather get coal than .. ultra barriAIR cream by First Aid Beauty. I know lots of people that just LOVE FAB, so when I saw that with my order I could get a sample of this little bad boy I didn’t think twice. Great for sensitive skin even better ! First of all I HATE the smell, smell like -I don’t know- plastic , kind of weird to explain but it really bothered me when I first opened it. Second of all the texture is SO strange. It has this AIR vibe (that makes like little bubbles in the container but once out it’s like disappearing -never seen anything like before 🧐) but when apply on my face it has an uncomfortable texture that I dislike. And then it does not a great job at blending on my skin. Didn’t do great at hydrated my skin either. I tried twice but this is definitely something that does NOT work for me, and that I just hate ! -PERIOD. That being said I’m glad I didn’t purchased it with my money and that it was just a sample. I just forced my husband to try it and it seems like he is enjoying it. Good, no waste 🤷🏽‍♀️
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Minoblue
Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin
The Ordinary Niacinamide for redness relief
The Ordinary Niacinamide for redness relief
This product from the ordinary is my all-time favorite for redness relief. This solution helps your skin feel relieved and reduces the redness. I have very sensitive skin so my face is easily getting red and I was looking everywhere for the best solution. I have tried many of the ordinary products and fell in love so I knew I had to give this product a shot. The solution is really gentle on your skin and makes your skin feel clean and new. I would definitely recommend this product because compared to other products for redness relief this one definitely has the best price and works just as great as those high-priced products, if not better. I have been using this product for the past two months and I am totally in love.
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celaskin
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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