dr. brandt - Clean Biotic
Biotin in skincare
Skin recovery face creams
Mar. 7, 2020
Very oily skin?? Look here ⬆
About me: 44 yrs old, brunette, light-med skin tone, combo skin (oily t-zone, dry face), dark spots (from sun), dark circles and bags. So there it is folks! Just a peek into the universe of my insecurities in which I'm proudly and expensively working on... °I absolutely LOVE snail mucin creams. They're known for being very hydrating and depending on which one you purchase, are also known for being safe/great on sensitive skin! I found my first snail product a couple years ago and decided to switch to a better known brand MIZON - All-in-One Snail Repair Cream BIG MISTAKE! This gel/cream has a silky, sheer and slippery texture. little is needed to evenly spread onto the face and neck area. It absorbs fairly quickly and dries down to a matte finish. Ok your probably thinking, "what's the problem," at this point, right? It's waaay too drying. It dries down to a matte finish almost as if my face drank an entire cup of water and was still thirsty. It enlarged my pores instantly and when I opened my mouth or raised my eyebrows I could feel how tight the gel/ cream made my skin. In the picture you can see redness around my mouth from just opening anf closing it. This might be great for very oily and sensitive skin types. °This one is NOT for dry skin. IMO I gave 2 stars because I like the slippery, non fragranced texture. °Pros: slippery texture, small product amount needed per use, no fragrance, no color, 92% snail mucin, product lasts a long time, very affordable, can be found easily online. °Cons (for ME, could work for YOU): dries to a matte finish, too drying, enlarges pores, skin feels uncomfortably tight. I will be looking into purchasing a different snail cream since I really liked my original snail cream but I want a snail product with more UUMFFF to it! Any suggestions would be great! °Sorry MIZON - All-in-One Snail Repair Cream I really wanted to love and keep you but when I gave you a spin, you dearly disappointed me. It's ok, maybe you'll be someone else's HG!
Hi beautiful ladies, This is my skin. I am sorry for the partial pictures, I am too embarrassed to post my full face. I was diagnosed with rosacea (some redness but mostly red papules which never go away), have enlarged clogged pores especially on my nose and forehead, combo skin, blemishes, sun spots, uneven texture and so on... This is currently my routine that helped a lot with reducing the amount of red blemishes and made my skin smooth (like butter according to this app :) although my rosacea is mostly gone, I feel very self conscious about its appearance. I included some pictures of how my skin used to look with a rosacea flare up. Here is what I use now: 1. Cleanser with sulfur (prescribed by dermatologist) 2. ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner very hydrating, smoothing the skin. 3. I just added Elizavecca - Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic Acid Serum feels smooth, does not irritate my skin however it is too early to say if it’s doing anything to my pores. Before this I used serum with niacinamid. 4. dear, klairs - Rich Moist Soothing Cream my skin loves this cream even though it might be a little heavy for the summer. At night I sometimes add azelaic acid (prescribed) or soolantra (prescribed) but more for a spot treatment as I have been using it for the whole year now and I think it helped a lot with smoothing the skin. Sometimes I use MIZON - All-in-One Snail Repair Cream which I like just because it does not irritate my skin and feels like it reduces shining in my t- zone area Or I use SKE DERM - Snail Jelly Mask which is amazing! I wake up after this mask with soft and plump skin. Once a week I use Cetaphil - Pro DermaControl Purifying Clay Mask but I don’t think it exfoliates my skin enough however it is gentle and my skin does feel good after this mask. However, my skin issues are still obvious and I would like to get any advices on how to deal with it. Thank you in advance!
My PM Night Routine 👌
I do tend to switch up serums and moisturizers depending on if I exfoliated that day, or did a chemical peel, or if my skin is feeling dry. But this is the main routine I stick to. Murad is my fav brand. ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm - This is a great cleansing balm I received in my BeautyFix Box. It Deep cleans and dissolves makeup, including my waterproof mascara and has anti aging benefits. It contains Chamomile, Rosehip oil, Lactic acid and other Essential oils. EMMA HARDIE - Moringa Light Cleansing Gel - Another product I got from a BeautyFix box, this is more of a gel like oil cleanser instead of a balm which I like. It also removes my mascara and is packed with skin loving essential oils dr. brandt - Clean Biotic - This is a PH balanced yogurt cleanser with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll stimulates anti aging enzymes and encourages nourished youthful skin, it also repairs sun damage and fights free radicals. It’s a creamy texture that doesn’t foam up which I love. Has antioxidants like Green tea, white tea and Grapeseed extract. It’s very soothing. exuviance - Anti-Pollution Protection Essence - This Essence targets the skins microbiome to help re-balance and strengthen the skins moisture barrier. Also has ingredients and antioxidants to neutralize the visible aging effects due to stressors like pollution. It’s very light almost like water, I take about 5 drops and press it into my skin. Murad - Essential-C Toner - Refreshing mist with antioxidants that brightens the skin and replenishes moisture. I do use this before my Essence. Has a very citrusy smell and comes in a spray bottle which I like opposed to pouring out the toner. Murad - Retinol Youth Renewal Serum - Fast acting retinol serum that minimizes fine lines, firms, evens skin tone, and boots radiance. It has a technology that releases a fast acting retinol, a time released retinol and a retinol booster. It also has hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic acid to minimize dryness. Murad - Renewing Eye Cream - A nourishing eye cream that firms and brightens and targets signs of aging. It has Peptides and Retinol to increase elasticity and a brightening complex for dark circles. Love how thick this eye cream is, I’ve seen a difference in my dark circles, and fine lines. Murad - Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture - Cream with advanced hyaluronic acid technology provides 24 hour hydration, restores suppleness and reduces fine lines. Coconut extract helps provide enhanced moisture retention. I love thick extra hydrating night creams and nothing compares to this. Murad - Night Fix Enzyme Treatment - Accelerates nighttime skin repair,and visibly minimizes fine lines. Skin loses water 3x faster at night, works with the body’s circadian rhythm. Def a great extra step.
My go-to products when my skin acts up
dr. brandt - Clean Biotic I received this product in one of my monthly BoxyCharm boxes. What is is? A multi-tasking, pH-balanced yogurt cleanser that instantly melts away dirt, pollution, makeup, and excess oil without stripping the skin while helping to retain moisture and soothe redness and irritation due to dryness. OPHTHALMOLOGIST TESTED. DERMATOLOGIST TESTED. HYPOALLERGENIC. SAFE FOR CONTACT-LENS WEARERS. Free of formaldehydes Paraben Free Phthalate Free Fragrance Free Mineral Oil Free Sulfate Free NOT CRUELTY FREE 👎 TEXTURE: Gel cream CONSISTENCY: Medium weight SCENT: Fragrance free Results to expect: ￼Dissolve stubborn dirt, impurities, pollution, makeup and excess oil ￼Maintain a healthy pH balance ￼Help the skin maintain its balance of natural flora ￼Help strengthen the skin's barrier I personally really like this gentle cleanser. If I get the occasional breakout this comes in very handy. Unfortunately I will not repurchase due to the fact that Dr. Brandt is NOT cruelty free. 👎 I then follow up with PUREFORET - Centella Multi-Lotion I am a sucker for a product with Centella in it as it helps soothe irritated skin. Benefits: * This lightweight lotion helps suppress bacteria that cause skin problems and improve ance-prone skin. * Madecassic Acid and Salicylic Acid offer excellent anti-inflammatory effect and promote wound healing. * Formulated with 86.47% Centella Asiatica Leaf Water to deliver soothing moisture to sensitive skin. * Free of 26 allergens, 20 harmful chemicals, synthetic surfactants and artificial fragrances TEXTURE: Thin liquid CONSISTENCY: Light weight SCENT: Slight natural fragrance All I need is 2-3 pumps and my skin absorbs it up. I feel it’s been key at helping me restore my skin barrier when it’s damaged as well as helping keep my skin calm and acne free. This will and has been a repurchase for me and both my 18 year old daughter as we find great results. PUREFORET - Centella Multi-Lotion Cost $18 on www.facetory.com dr. brandt - Clean Biotic Cost $35 now $24.50 with 30% off
Reviews of a few empties!
LuLuLun - Face Mask Pink I absolutely love LuLuLun masks because they decrease single-use plastic. In one bag, there are a total of (7) sheet masks that is loaded with essence—not to the point of it dripping down your face but just enough for it to saturate your skin. It has never given me any problems, other than the occasional tingle sensation after an AHA/BHA session (so hence 4/5 stars(. It leaves my face feeling moisturized and hydrated. The morning after using this, my skin looks so much more radiant and dewy. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration this is amazing! I love how lightweight, fast-absorbing, and moisturizing this cream is. It was perfect for my entire body, especially dry areas like my elbows and feet. Absolutely. Perfect. FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm frankly, this cleansing balm was just okay. It was super smooth but felt very thin so it didn’t feel like it was cleaning my skin. I guess I’m just used to thicker consistencies for my cleansing oils. Also to back-up my claims of it not cleansing well: I noticed more blackheads than usual and my pores felt clogged. So I don’t think this oil dissolved many impurities and sebum. Kind of glad to have finished it. Muddy Body - Detox Clay Mask overall, an amazing clay mask that does a great job at cleaning my pores. A bit drying, but that’s the norm for masks with clay. *photo contains gifted products
Muddy Body-Detox Clay Mask
You asked & just like 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 🎅🏼& 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨 (𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 @woodsy_gal ) I’m here to deliver my 𝐁𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐎𝐅 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗, 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝟏 𝐨𝐟 𝟑! 💭 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩?! 𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘢 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸! 🍓 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐄𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝗪𝐚𝐬𝐡* @freshbeauty ; this face wash not only felt wonderful on my skin because it wasn’t too harsh but smelled like fresh sweet strawberries! 🍷 𝐕𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞 𝐒𝐎𝐒 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫* @mycaudalie ; if you love the sorbet moisturizer well this is its big sister! This cream provided my skin with an intense amount of hydration while softening it as well! 🥛 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧 @laneige_us : toning & moisturizing at the same time?! YES please! Whenever my skin was feeling very sensitive or after a chemical peel the cream skin calmed my skin & soothed it as well. 🎃 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐤 @summerfridays : Pumpkin Pie get on my face..or at least make it smell like it! This mask not only smells great but provides your skin with brightness & exfoliation. Your skin ALWAYS looks and feels smoother after every use. 💕𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐚 𝐒𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦* @boscia : SHE IS THICC AF & SO GOOD! Deeply hydrating & my skin drinks her up like a TALL glass of happiness! 🧁 𝐂𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐌𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐲* @idewcare : it smells so good you’ll want to eat it. I AM NOT KIDDING! It feels so soothing on the skin & definitely adds hydration as well!
I DEW CARE-Cake My Day Hydrating Sprinkle Wash-Off Mask
paiskincare is a brand that I had been wanting to experience for a while Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser - This is good for combination, dry, sensitive skin types, and even those with rosacea. I suffer from eczema patches on my cheeks every now and then and this has helped to reduce the redness when they appear. It also leaves my skin feeling like silk! It keeps my skin super hydrated which will be great for this winter. The cloth that it comes with really enhances the benefits of this cleanser and is conveniently hand washable! I got the biggest size that it comes in so it will definitely last me all fall and winter! 🙂 . Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream - This cream is mostly for those with dry/sensitive skin. It’s designed to soothe visible flare-ups and irritation while providing extra moisture to the skin. It has definitely helped with reducing redness and keeping my skin looking healthy. My only complaint is that it is a bit pricey! Other than that, it does what it’s supposed to! 😌 . Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil - This probably one of their most popular products (of course, I had to try it) and I am sure you’ve seen or heard about it by now! It is formulated for all skin types and can be used after cleansing. You could also do what I do and add a few drops of it to the day cream for an extra boost! Rosehip seed oil really makes my skin glow, which is why I love it! I would recommend this oil if you haven’t tried a rosehip oil yet!
pai-Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser + Cloth
Amorepacific Treatment Cleansing Oil and the Treatment Cleansing Foam I love oil cleansing -- especially oils in pump bottles.The oil isn't thin or thick, but a happy medium, and it has the silkiest consistency that works perfectly for a facial massage without any friction. It cleaned out my gently but tholy. The foaming cleanser is likewise just that extra little bit creamier, fluffier, and richer than you would expect. A tiny bit creates a thick, cushiony foam, and once washed off, the moisturizing ingients in the wash left my face feeling super soft and hydrated. I'm generally in the lowphcleanser club, and when I tested this, my pH strips seemed to show it between a 6 and 7 (I think a little closer to 7). So while it's not super low pH, it is still mild. I did not experience any tightness at all, and especially at this time of year when my is pretty dry, that's impressive. Both products have the signature AmorePacific scent (a slightly detergenty fragrance), but they're both lightly scented and not overpowering. Overall a really nice set of functional products that are also super luxe.
AMOREPACIFIC-Treatment Cleansing Foam
Youth to the people Adaptogen Mist
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha Youth to the people did it again... there’s honestly no product I dislike from this brand. I got this mini Adaptogen mist in a set with their Adaptogen moisturizer and I love both! I will be purchasing both full sizes once I run out. This mist is super fine, but not the annoying kind where you don’t even feel it on your skin. It’s watery but kind of milky if that makes sense and I love to use it as a toner but also throughout the day if my skin feels a little dry or I just want a little pick me up. It helps with my redness immediately and calms my skin so much. Overtime I do think that it helped prevent some of my redness which I love. The only thing is that I kind of use a lot of it and run out pretty quick, but that’s worth it for me. I think everyone should try this and honestly all their other products. I‘ll always keep a mini in my purse and car!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
A winner for oily skin
I’ve been working my way through this sample of the BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer and wanted to let you all know what I thought (+snap some picks before it’s completely gone 😂). I subbed this into my morning routine in place of my regular YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream about two weeks ago and have been very impressed with it! I’ll probably stick with my yttp moving forward because my skin is a tiny bit drier, but this moisturizer would be a hero product if I was even a little bit oilier. From Biossance: calms and reduces redness leaving skin more balanced 💚 improves and maintains hydration 💚 reduces the appearance of pore size Ingredient highlights: -probiotics (help with redness) -squalane (biossance’s star product that is an amazing hydrator) -red seaweed (for stressed skin) -ginger extract (for redness and irritation) -cress sprouts (have people heard of this?!?! It’s new to me! Anyway, according to biossance it brightens and evens skin tone) From me: -gel texture with a faintly medicinal scent that sinks in immediately -feels very lightweight and fresh on my face with no dryness -very soothing, calming moisturizer. I didn’t use it long enough to tell, but I definitely believe that this would help with redness -ok so having spent my life looking for a lightweight moisturizer I never thought I’d say this, but this is too light for me! If I had super oily skin though, I would be all over the full size, but with my combo skin I would use this only for summer mornings when I’m the oiliest Have you tried this moisturizer? Is there another gel moisturizer you love?!
BIOSSANCE-Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
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