Skin Care Beginner here :)
Hey guys! I have very oily skin and it’s very sensitive! Here’s what I’ve been doing.. Neutrogena - Liquid , Facial Cleansing Formula
Sunscreens for hyperpigmentation
Sensitive skin sunscreens
Oily skin sunscreens
Oily skin sun cares
Oily skin mists
New & Improved Skin Care Routine *Bliss Line*
I’m just starting to research my products and I was extremely unsatisfied with what I had found in my current products. I’ve heard really good things about this line. I was really attracted to the lack of fragrance and super stripping chemicals. To start off let me tell you about my skin. I have struggled with dry skin for most of my life and my t-zone and chin are not only my dryers areas but they are also where I get the most acne. Correct me if I’m wrong but it’s just the overproduction of oil since I’m so dry and as the weather gets colder/dryer it gets worse. I usually get a new pimple once every two-three days. Knowing this I was looking for cleansers and toners that would help me manage the breakouts and a serum and moisturizer that will help me keep my skin soft and hydrated. Here are the products I bought along with first impressions after my first use :) bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser - This cleanser feels really gentle on my skin but it also gets the job done. My skin felt refreshed and clean but not dry. I didn’t feel like I needed to get my moisturizer on quickly before my skin dried out which is usually a challenge. bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Toner + Serum - Over all I really enjoyed this toner. I wasn’t expecting it to be a gel but it did feel very soothing on my skin. The directions recommend using a cotton pad to apply but did feel like I had to pump out a lot to cover my whole face. I also had a lot of product squirt out from under my cotton pad when I was using the pump so I’m not super thrilled with the design. bliss - Ex-Glow-Sion Moisturizer - This has been the best moisturizer I’ve tried and at an amazing price point as well. It goes on light but doesn’t leave my skin needing more. It’s been several hours now and my face still feel soft. Conclusions: Bliss says they can clear your skin in two weeks. I’m going to be updating you guys in a week to let you know what results I’m seeing. I’m also going to be purchasing the bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Liquid Peel because exfoliation is a must for me. I’m really excited to see what happens!
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mario badesco facial spray
another post i heard alot rave about this product on youtube videos instagram tutorials like everywhere people rave about hype about ut so i thought why should i buy and try it out what the hype about this bottle so.... this bottle from @mariobadescu 8oz bottle which has aleovera and rose water facial spray i bought from @sephoracanada first i thought its makeup setting spray ( which is so silly me ) after two time used it melt my makeup and not even lasting yes after apply this i dont have any oily after apply makeup on either softglam or full glamours makeup look this spray helps alot to settle then i realize this is facial spray not setting spray so now i use this my everyday facial spray on bare face and im not even kidding you guys this product makes my face whole fresh and hyderate throughout day and i spray at night yes it has some fragrance in it which doesnt bother me at all and it has rosewater which i like the most and i looovee rosewatery spray some people love it as regular face spray and some people get pimple or any face acne from this bottle and i love this i dont have any issue from this i give 10/10 it also comes in small size so if anyone who wants to try it buy first small size test out on your skin for reaction then go for bogger it is bit pricey i recommend this everyone #mariobadescu #sephora #aleoveraandrosewater #facialspray #toronto #islamabad #canada #pakistan #blogger #bloggerlife #reviewproduct MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
Why You Shouldn’t Trust Mario Badescu Skin Care
Mario Badescu Skincare was founded in 1967 and has been steadily gaining popularity. As of now, their products are more commonly seen on Tik Tok and Instagram as part of aesthetic skin care routines. This correlates to their consumer demographic which consists mostly of teenage females. Does this brand really deserve all the positive attention it’s receiving? My answer would be “no.” You can decide what you think after reading further. The Lawsuit In 2013, the brand agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed by thirty-one customers. The plaintiffs claimed that they were injured by undisclosed steroids in two of the brand’s face creams. The Control Cream and Healing Cream were marketed as products with the only active ingredients being “botanical.” The two steroids were hydrocortisone and triamcinolone acetonide. Allegedly, the two creams contained a concentration of triamcinolone acetonide that is higher than prescription-strength. Not only do these steroids cause serious risk to the skin, but to the overall health of the body. The plaintiffs used these products daily for as long as fourteen years. Many claimed that they unknowingly became addicted to the steroids causing painful withdrawal reactions when skipping usage. There were also claims of steroid-related illnesses while using one of the two creams, including glaucoma, adrenal system suppression, mood disorders, and so on. Why would consumers continually support a brand even after a lawsuit such as this? Well, ignorance is bliss. Current Formulations Now, the truth is all in the formulations of the products. A popular product such as the brand’s facial sprays can be be troublesome. The sprays, like many of their other products, have a high concentration of dyes and fragrance. Over a long period of time, these sensitizing ingredients can cause issues such as fragrance allergies. Not only that, but the other ingredients in the formula are just basic, common ingredients. There are much better alternatives for this facial spray, but a facial spray isn’t a necessity in a routine. Many products from this brand have very basic formulations that have a slight benefit to the skin. Marketing I must admit, the brand still holds popularity today because of it’s exceptional marketing and support. Many celebrities and teens promote this product on their social media pages which really helps this brand stay in the spotlight. It also helps that the company quietly changed and removed the steroids from their products after the lawsuit. Announcing it along with a public apology would have brought many questions of the company’s ethics and bring more controversy. Conclusion Although this brand has maintained its popularity over the years, the formulations and brand history has its negatives. There are many other brands that have superior formulations, better price points, and are more ethical.
Healing My Skin with a New, Simplified Routine
With my forehead acne that has struggled to surface for weeks along with large pores and irritated skin, I decided to reach out to my cousin who is an esthetician for some product recommendations. As a result, I’m trying out a new simplified skincare routine with some product suggestions from OSEA that she recommended! After healing and repairing my skin as suggested, I do want to look into additional products that were recommended in my previous post. So, onto the products I’m now using! DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil I use this in the PM 🌃 only if I need to take off makeup. I use a cotton ball to remove any eye makeup and rub additional oil onto the rest of my face to thoroughly remove all makeup (including long-staying lipstick). It does a good job of removing makeup and I always follow this with a cleanser (double cleansing). OSEA - Ocean Cleanser I use this in the AM and PM 🌇🌃 It contains lactic acid which is the gentlest of the acids which is great for my more sensitive skin. Because it’s so gentle, you won’t get that intense foaming effect as you might expect from “other” cleansers. However, this cleanser left my face feeling incredibly clean and soft, but not stripped. OSEA - Sea Minerals Mist I use this in the AM and PM 🌇🌃 This mist is gentle and contains aloe. I use this as a toner after cleansing my face. Hanskin - Hyaluron Skin Essence I use this in the AM and PM 🌇🌃 This hyaluronic acid based serum is very gentle and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and plump. OSEA - Atmosphere Protection Cream I use this in the AM and PM 🌇🌃 This moisturizer is light and leaves skin feeling moisturized without feeling oily! Haven’t used it underneath my makeup yet, but I imagine it would perform well since it really soaks into the skin. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 60 Face & Body Melt in Sunscreen Milk SPF 60 I only use this in the AM 🌇 This sunscreen works well and rubs in easily. However, it does leave my skin feeling a bit oily. Any recommendations for another SPF is welcome! Have you tried any of these products? If so, please share your thoughts and experience along with any recommendations you might have (looking for a new eye cream)!
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios 60 Face & Body Melt in Sunscreen Milk SPF 60
Skin Barrier REPAIRED!
So on my current skincare journey these 2 products have been amazing for me, truly standouts in my routine! First is the LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin . I got this at Target after watching a bunch of SkincareByHyram videos and scouring the SkincareAddiction reddit forum. This is actually the first legit foaming cleanser I’ve used and after my first time using it, over a week ago now, I immediately noticed my skin felt more hydrated, softer and my forehead bumps were noticeably less. I really love this cleanser, I love the scent, and I love the texture. It’s SO worth it IMO!! Next is thestratia - Liquid Gold . I got this after seeing it on Reddit and while actually looking into Krave Beauty products. I needed a product to help me restore my skin barrier after ruining it 😢 this was the second skin barrier saving product I used during this time and o m g. I can never be without this product again, I am OBSESSED. It is just SO good and I feel like doesn’t get enough hype, I truly have not seen much about this product at all! I immediately noticed my skin strengthened and it was such a clear transformation. I am able to use this as my only moisturizer which I definitely enjoy a lot. And no, your skin won’t be yellow after applying this. The ingredient list on this product is also INSANE! A holy grail for me 👑
Perfect Morning ☀️
LADIES. This is my perfect 5-step morning skincare routine. I have combination skin type with a bit of acne. 1. Cleanser TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser A daily gel cleanser with natural fruit exfoliant that deeply but gently lifts impurities and unclogs pores, while leaving skin soft and hydrated. 2. Toner innisfree - Green Tea Seed Intensive Hydrating Toner Apply this quick-absorbing toner after cleansing to help balance skin’s hydration and oil levels. Ideal for hydrating oily and combination skin types, without the shine. 3. Activation Serum Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum This unique serum designed to be the first step post-cleanse that hydrates, nourishes and visibly forms, while boosting absorption of subsequent products that are applied on top. 4. Moisturizer YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi A deeply hydrating moisturizer with superior plant extracts and a pro-grade peptide complex formulated for dry, reactive, and sensitive skin. 5. Sunscreen Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 This SPF primer perfects skin all on its own and acts like a makeup-gripping canvas, creating a totally dewy base layer for your look. It gives your face a healthy dose of pearlescence, to add instant, glowing protection with no glitter.
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
MYTH: just wash your face
“just wash your face! just drink some water!” we’ve all heard it and seen it - advice that doesn’t help. But honestly, just washing your face IS NOT ENOUGH to treat acne, scarring, dry skin, or whatever problem you have. Washing your face for 30-60 seconds twice a day doesn’t give your skin enough time with active ingredients. you have to treat your issues, not just slap some soap on your face for a few seconds. Hopefully this isn’t news to you! everyone’s skin is different and there is no perfect answer or perfect product that is going to solve ALL your problems. Custom stuff like Curology - Curology formulacan help, but you can’t one step skincare. every basic routine has (and this is for oily skin like me, but same concept for all) 1) cleanser TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser 2) treatment REVOLUTION - Targeted Blemish Serum 2% Salicylic Acid 3) moisturizer dermalogica - Clear Start Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer SPF 15 4) protection Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 One product can make a huge difference but its not going to fulfill ALL of your skin’s needs!
dermalogica-Clear Start Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer SPF 15
My Basic Skin Care Routine
Launched in 1968, Clinique premiered as the world’s first allergy tested, dermatologist-driven beauty brand at Saks Fifth Avenue in the New York. I I am currently on a basic Clinique skin care routine which works perfectly well on my combination skin (semi-oily T-zone and dry cheeks with the occasional breakouts on the forehead and chin). The brand is one of my favorites for its noticable clarifying effects without spending a big budget. 🌟Step 1: Take The Day Off Makeup Remover – 4.2oz / 6.7oz This make-up remover dissolves and removes my long-wearing makeup, even those layers of touch-ups added throughout the day. The liquid does not sting my face and feels gentle on my dry cheeks. To use: shake the bottle before using, then soaking a cotton ball or pad with remover. Cleanse one eye area at a time by applying to eye area and holding it for several seconds, then wipe with downward strokes. Repeat using fresh cotton ball if necessary. The remover can even tackle my long lasting lipstick (check my lipstick review) and waterproof mascara without drying my lips and eyes. Score! 🌟Step 2: Liquid Facial Soap Mild – 13.5oz I believe in a powerful yet gentle cleanser as a clean face is everything to having great and plump skin. Clinique liquid facial soap is a considered a cult product. It cleanses any remaining residue on my face without stripping my face dry. On days that I skip make-up products, just the facial soap does it for me. The pump dispenses also helps me obtain just the right amount to clean. To use: lather facial soap between palms and massage over face and throat. Rinse clean and pat the skin dry. I use this twice a day as it does not cause my skin to feel too tight. 🌟Step 3: Clarifying Lotion 2 – 6.7oz / 13.5oz / 16.5oz Already a must-have in my bathroom, Lotion 2 helps me to wipe away any dead skin and make-up residue for a tighter smoother skin. After using this for years, I am always assured that my face is indeed super clean, and it also helps to reduce the size of my pores. The lotion also helps the skin to better absorb the next step – moisturizer! Unlike other toners, Lotion 2 is not too drying for me and although it stings my face a little, I feel that it works best for my combination skin. To use: soak a cotton ball or pad, sweep over cleansed face and throat twice daily. 🌟Step 4: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel – 1.7oz / 4.2oz / 6.7oz Like Lotion 2, this moisturizer is one of my all-time favorites and although I do switch between different brands, I find myself going back to this one if I just need a a suitable moisturizer for my skin. This formula is best for oily combination or oily skin types, hence it is perfect for me to use all over the face and neck during warmer months or coupled with a strong serum in winter. I can spread the oil-free lightweight lotion across my face easily without it feeling too greasy (even on my T-zone) and my skin absorbs it really quickly too. Its natural ingredients keep my skin moisturized without feeling oily for the whole day or night.
CLINIQUE-Clarifying Lotion 2 For Dry Combination Skin
Skincare products for allergy-prone skin-Round 2
FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil This is a unique smooth cleansing oil which helps to gently clean clogged pores. I think it's better than the Shu Uemura cleansing oil which causes breakouts. It's smooth, spreads easily, emulsifies quickly, and removes foundation well. However, an eyes and lip makeup remover is recommended for eye and lip makeup. HACCI Cleansing Milk This mild honey-based cleansing milk contains more than 85% beauty serum ingredients, including royal jelly extract, milk and olive oil, leaving skin feeling nourished and moisturized. It has a soft and mellow texture which feels like applying a moisturizing lotion, and it feels delightful on the skin. It's gentle and not irritable to the skin. It cleanses really well, replenishes skin texture, and energizes tired skin. ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm This is a British spa skincare brand. Although it's a niche brand, this product is really amazing. Physical sunscreen needs to be removed or else pores will become clogged and oxidized, forming sticky and hard keratotic pores, enlarging the pores. Besides, sensitive skin is fragile, so I always choose the gentlest cleansing oils.
ELEMIS-Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
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