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Collegeskincare
I recently used up my night serum (the KS retinol one) at the same time I finished my morning one, so decided to use one that’s a morning and night one so I can use the product up faster! . Kate Somerville - +Retinol Vita C Power Serum
has a nice white color to it that feels lightweight and quickly and easily absorbs into the skin. It has a typical cream-like serum consistency and a strong orange scent to it, so I would avoid if you are sensitive to fragrances. It is almost to the point of being overpowering, but I enjoy the orange scent. This serum combines retinol (visibly improves skin firmness and textures, along with smoothing fine lines and wrinkles) and L-ascorbic acid (the most pure form of Vitamin C, it helps brighten and even skin tone). Due to this serum having retinol, it is strictly to be used at night and in conjunction with sunscreen. I used up two of these size samples and man was I so impressed! I saw my skin tone become more even and my acne scars seemed to diminish. I also noticed that my pores weren’t as noticeable and I didn’t break out as often. I was expecting this to really dry out my skin since this was my first time using retinol, but even with using this nightly, I didn’t experience any sort of dryness, peeling, or uncomfortable side effects. The only reason I didn’t and probably won’t repurchase is because the full size is $98 for 1 oz 😱😭 I can’t ever see myself spending that much on one serum, maybe if it was half off? But definitely not on my current budget when I spend anymore than that, even though I really enjoyed this product. . CAUDALIE - Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum
is my new serum I rotated in for day and night use. It is a pore-minimizing gel serum that addresses blackheads, pores, breakouts, and excess oil. It is a clear gel-like consistency that dries down sticky and can easily pill. The worst part is the overpowering and nauseating essential oil/herbal scent. I typically don’t have an issue with fragrance, but this one is almost to the point of being unbearable, so I would definitely stay away if you are sensitive to fragrances. I’ve been using it for about a week and a half now and haven’t noticed any sort of benefits from using it, if anything a few more breakouts. The cost is more affordable at $49 for 1 oz, but I wouldn’t ever purchase the full size of this due to the fragrance.
Mar. 24
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elisjacksonDoes all retinol contained product needs to be used at night? Thanks!
Mar. 25·1 like
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CollegeskincareFrom the things I’ve seen, it’s recommended to use retinol at night since it increases skin sensitivity (also why it’s important to wear sunscreen when using a retinol)! Hope that helps and sorry it took me a little bit to respond ❤️!
Mar. 26
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Here’s some Empties
🍇 So I’ve been hoarding my empties for awhile now (and there’s going to have to be a second empties post because there are many more) and they’re starting to take over my bathroom so let’s talk about them so I can throw them away. 🍇 Missha The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist: First of all I take issue that the words “intensive moist” are printed on the bottle. Aside from that this was a nice lightweight, hydrating essence with the key ingredient being purple barley ferment (90% to be exact). As much as I love the idea of fermented ingredients, my skin doesn’t really respond to them. So I probably would not repurchase, but if ferment works for you this is a lovely essence. 🍇 Krave Beauty The Beet Shield: I love Krave Beauty’s products and this sunscreen is no exception. This is a lightweight, milky SPF 50 PA++++ sunscreen containing several skin protecting antioxidants. Wears beautifully under makeup. Would definitely purchase again. 🍇 Kate Somerville Retinol Vita C Power Serum: A potent retinol serum with vitamin C. While this is about a 1% retinol, I did not notice any irritation (although my skin is basically bulletproof at this point). The addition of vitamin C left my skin looking incredibly bright, firm, and plump. Would 1000% buy again. 🍇 Farmacy Beauty Very Cherry Bright Vitamin C Serum. I LOVE this vitamin C. It’s lightweight, hydrating, plumping, and brightening. Would and have purchased again. 🍇 Sunday Riley Juno Oil. My favorite oil. This stuff makes my skin look so glowy and healthy. I’ve been through about four bottles now. An absolute holy grail product. Would and have purchased again.
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ass_out_for_antioxidants
I want to highlight the Kate Somerville Retinol Vitamin C serum. I've used this for the past week, and have seen results. No baloney. It is powerful stuff. I know.. I know.. How can you give a review after one week? Well cause I can, and it left my skin smooth and bright. I need to start taking pictures of my skin every day because I noticed the texture of my skin is smoother (even if it's only perceptible to me). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It definitely is not for the sensitive skinned. And at $98 for a full-size bottle, this isn't for my unemployed wallet quite yet, but if you are looking for something to really kick start your skincare results.. this might be it.⠀
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thesavvyreeder
Does your skin react to chocolate and sweets? My very, so I try not to eat, but then I am saved by a hard regimen and this #Vinopure @caudalieus serum.Good help in combating pimples and to control oily sheen, tightens pores. I use as necessary, easily cope with small acne, drying them. I apply for the night, but I can’t use it for a long time, my skin begins to peel off. The brand, as always, has a very pleasant fresh aroma of grapes, lemon balm, lemongrass and green tea. . CAUDALIE - Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum
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Tasha.bakinskiy
Products for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
🍃My skin is combo leaning dry but it definitely has its oily and acne prone moments. This products always save my skin when I’m going through a fun bout of adult puberty. 🍃 Caudalie Vinopure Pore Purifying Cleanser - I’m normally more of a cream cleanser kind of gal but this is my go to cleanser when my skin is acting up. This product contains salicylic acid but isn’t drying at all and leaves my skin feeling soft while really helping to balance my oil production. This product does contain a number of essential oils so if that’s something you’re sensitive to this may not be for you. 🍃 Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum - Honestly the whole Vinopure line is great. When I apply this I instantly feel it mattifying my face and it really helps with acne as well. This would be too drying for me on a daily basis so I only use it when my skin is feeling oily or breaking out but if you have consistently oily/acne prone skin your skin will love this for daily use. This product contains grapeseed polyphenols and salicylic acid but does contain essential oils so may not be the best if you’re sensitive to EOs 🍃 Drunk Elephant B Hydra - a lightweight hydrating serum containing pineapple ceramides and provitamin B5. Oily skin is often lacking hydration and can benefit from a lightweight serum like this that can penetrate deeper than a moisturizer can. For dry/combo/normal skin I recommend layering this under a moisturizer but for more oily skin types this is a great replacement if you find most moisturizers to be too heavy. 🍃CosRX Oil after Moisturizing Lotion - This lightweight moisturizer contains an impressive 70% birch sap which soothes the skin and helps to retain moisture (this moisturizer is actually designed to be used with CosRX’s BHA line but it’s a great moisturizer for any routine). I honestly love this whether I’m having an oily or dry day. It sinks in quickly and isn’t heavy at all but leaves my skin feeling super soft and plumped. And it’s only $24 for a giant bottle.
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ass_out_for_antioxidants
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