✨ Treat Yourself At Home - At Home Facial ✨
Once or twice a week I like to exfoliate my skin to help boost the glow, help with breakouts, and all the benefits that come with exfoliating. The exfoliator I’ve been using is the FREEMAN - Freeman Hemp Milk Peel
Treat Yourself At Home
Hydrating eye creams
Apr. 24, 2020
I’m officially hooked on CosRx after this!
I’ve been wanting to try CosRx products after reading all the hype. This was a great introduction for only $3 at Ulta. I had been the victim of my own over-exfoliation, so the kit was a nice way to give my face a break and rebuild the moisture barrier. The kit starts with COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser It has a natural tea tree scent, and it did a great job of cleansing without stripping my skin. The amount includes is enough for 2-3 uses, depending on how carefully you open the package and keep it sealed between use. The price point on this cleanser is nice, but I’ll probably stick with my usual drugstore brands LaRoche Posay and CeraVe for ease of access. Next, the kit includes COSRX - One Step Moisture Up Pad There are two pads in the kit, and you can definitely use one pad per use to get two uses out of it. The formulation on this was amazing. It is a super hydrating toner that would be well suited for using before or after chemical exfoliation. I gave it 4/5 because it doesn’t seem to do a great job at removing residue/makeup like many other toners. It’s more of a treatment. The key ingredients are hyaluronic acid and propolis extract. I wanted to get more of these, but they weren’t available at Ulta. Amazon had them for about $15 for 70 pads. The final act was the Holy Moly Snail Mask with the CosRx signature snail mucus formula. The idea of this totally skeeves me out, but my skin was so angry at me, I thought a little slime would probably help. Holy. Moly. This stuff was amazing! The mask really formed to my face and I happily left it on for the full 20 mins. My eye area tends to be a little sensitive, so I put a couple of damp cotton pads over my eyelids before applying the mask. There wasn’t much space for the “eye holes” but the mask didn’t irritate my eye area at all. The directions encourage you to massage the remaining serum on your skin. It does take a good 5-10 minutes to absorb, but this is key and don’t rinse it off! I used the kit in the morning. While I was able to apply a tinted moisturizer and go about my day, my skin was a bit more dewy than usual. If you have very dry skin this probably would not be a big deal, but if you’re skin is normal or combination, you might want to use at night to give it some more time to sink into your skin. I will say, my skin felt amazingly soft and hydrated all day. The biggest and most surprising benefit was my pores looked so much smoother and smaller. It also helped clear some maskne on my chin. Seeing this, I purchased the COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and I have to say, it has been the MOST effective thing I have used for pore size reduction. It kicks The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% out of bed. It’s much thicker than TO serum, so I’ll probably alternate and use the snail serum at night.
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Believe in belif 😍💙
🛍 I got this set complementary 💙Moisturizer: - I extremely love this item. I got an example of this item, and I plan to go out and buy it. This cream has a truly extraordinary smell. -This item is so saturating. I love that it is a gel rather than a cream, it truly sinks into my skin. I really put the container in my cooler, and it feels inconceivable all over when it's somewhat chilled. -The texture feels very luxurious (it is a thicker cream) and it absorbs into my skin quite nicely without leaving a sticky residue (a little goes a long way, so I can see myself stretching out this product) 👁Eye cream: -It feels calming, and like an invigorating hydration for your under eye zone - the hydration keeps going throughout the day, and I'm glad that I purchased this. I have just been utilizing it for a couple of days and have seen an improvement in my overly dull under eye circles. -This saturating eye bomb has become my new most loved daytime expansion to my skincare schedule. It's the exact opposite thing I apply before the beginning of my day. I LOVE the wonderful way lightweight it feels, how rapidly it assimilates, and its invigorating, clean aroma. I've been raving about it so much, that I've even gotten my beau to succumb to the pattern. I feel like this item truly takes out my dark circles and makes my eyes look more invigorated and hydrated. Serum -This is an extremely lightweight equation that dries down rapidly and sinks into the skin, leaving no follow. It has a slight home grown smell, not terrible but rather not aroma like by the same token. I completely appreciate utilizing this both day and night, as it sinks down into the skin and doesn't influence anything I layer on after it. -Apply any remaining layers of your healthy skin like regular, holding up at any rate 30 seconds between each progression. I genuinely think this will a staple in my Medicine bureau until the end of time! ✅ The Good: - Has a stunning gel surface - A little truly goes far, which I was extremely intrigued by - An extraordinary summer lotion for combo skin - SCENTED, yet didn't aggravate my skin. The aroma wasn't over controlling either, has a decent new fragrance to it. In case you're going for totally unscented, this may not be it. ❌ The Bad - Alcohol Denat is the THIRD fixing. This is a drying liquor, which gives items a brisk drying finish. It's not extraordinary for the skin boundary, and a few examinations have proposed that the drawn out utilization of drying liquor in skincare will exceed any prompt advantages. Price : belif hydra sebum essence:$42 Belif aqua bomb :$38-68$ Belif eye bomb : $48 belif - Aqua Bomb Deep Hydration Set belif - The True Cream Aqua Bomb belif - Eye Bomb Gwp belif - Hydra Sebum Control Essence
I Promised a Skin Update, Right?!? 😧☺️💕
So, a couple posts ago I promised that I would post an updated photo of my skin and how it’s been holding up since starting my new Winter Skincare Routine. ❄️ 🤓 Products Being Used: 🤫 Cleaners: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser insta natural - Vitamin C Cleanser, Anti-Aging (Anti aging and Brightening Cleanser. Leave you with a glow 😍) Toner: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner (Helps with texture of skin as well as pores. Very strong* so I recommend going slow at first) Mask On: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask (perfect for supple skin and hydration 💫) Moisturize: belif - The True Cream Aqua Bomb (for those dryer days/nights💧) Protect: OLAY - Complete Lotion All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 15 for Sensitive Skin (this is my current go to sunscreen. But I would Love to find a new option 😎) Now, I’m fully aware that my skin is far from perfect. But when I first started my Cherie, my skin was going LOCO . But with lots of patience and self care, my skin has come a LONG way and I’m so proud of myself. 😩👽🤟🏾 In this photo collage, I don’t have on ANY makeup. It’s all skin and all me. I’m still working on my pores and dark spots/marks. But my texture has improved immensely. 🦋🧡💓 If you guys have any tips please feel free to share in the comments! Chow 💋
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Saturday Skin 😍
A few weeks ago I received my giveaway products from Saturday Skin! I was kindly gifted 🥺 SATURDAY SKIN - Pore Clarifying Toner 10% Glycolic Acid + Pore Control Complex: This toner helps to smooth and refines skin appearance with an effective dose of 10% glycolic acid. •Key Ingredients -Glycolic Acid: Effectively exfoliates skin and minimizes the look of pores -Pore Control Complex: A blend of Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel, Red Clover; antioxidant-rich & synergistically works to balance skin while enhancing the look of the pore structure -Sodium PCA: Supports skin's natural moisture factor Retail Price: $30 USD 🌊SATURDAY SKIN - Waterfall Glacier Water Cream: This is an anti-aging glacier water cream that delivers mineral-rich moisturizer while protecting skin from free radicals. •Key Ingredients -Alaska Glacier Water: Mineral-rich water protects skin and visibly hydrates -Xpertmoist: A fusion of ferment extract and amino acids that shields skin while improving skin vitality -Iceland Moss: Calms and reduces the appearance of redness Retail Price: $39 USD 🍊SATURDAY SKIN - Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask: This is a jelly textured mask that contains three times more vitamin C than any other citrus. This mask works overnight to soothe skin, support better barrier function, and improve dryness of the skin. •Key Ingredients -Yuzu: Delivers powerful antioxidants and vitamins to protect skin from daily stressors and enhance visible radiance -Niacinamide: Minimizes the look of pores and improves uneven tone and texture -Retinol: Smooths and refines the appearance of skin’s texture while visibly enhancing radiance and addressing signs of aging Retail Price: $29 USD 👀SATURDAY SKIN - Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream with Avocado: This is a lightweight eye cream that is formulated with powerful antioxidant, avocado protein, and a peptide complex. •Key Ingredients -Date Seed Extract: High in antioxidant properties that boost the look of vitality -Avocado Protein Extract: Boost hydration and moisture barrier protection -Hyaluronic acid: Visibly improves skin’s hydration and suppleness Retail Price: 15ml $25 USD 30ml $46 USD 🧼SATURDAY SKIN - Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel: This refining peel gel cleanses skin and improves dullness with natural fruit enzymes. •Key Ingredients -Papain (Papaya): Promotes the look of smoother, brighter skin due to its antioxidant-rich properties -Bromelain (Pineapple): Assists in gentle exfoliation -Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides: Helps to calm and nurture skin’s appearance Retail Price: $28 USD I am super thankful for these gifted items and I cannot wait to try them out!
Basic Morning Routine for Normal Skin
For this routine, I used almost all gel products because they’re light-weight and don’t leave your skin feeling like you’ve just used 6 products. Plus, with it being summer I don’t like using anything too heavy. All of the above products are very gentle and hydrating and leave my skin with such a nice glow. I think this is great for those with normal-combination skin. Like I’ve said in previous posts, I always use hyaluronic acid after cleansing my face. What’s better than waking up and starting your day off with a clean, hydrated face? I also love the wide awake brightening eye cream because it is a gel-formulation and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy and just smells lovely. The vitamin C cream just gives the nicest glow when used in conjunction with these products or on its own. It’s my go-to the last couple of weeks! Vitamin C in the summer just feels right haha. Antioxidants are the best! And my favourite face cream is the extra dry Neutrogena hydro boost. It’s fragrance free and hydrates your skin, leaving is so soft to the touch and doesn’t cause any irritation. And because it’s summer and I used vitamin C, I had to follow with sunscreen. I chose to go with the spray as it’s quick and easy to use and super light on the skin. (I forgot to include a photo of the cleanser and sunscreen I used but will tag them below. I’ve done reviews for all the products below which is why I haven’t gone into much detail on them in this post 💚) Step 1: Cleansed my face with CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin Step 2: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Step 3: SATURDAY SKIN - Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream with Avocado Step 4: REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream Step 5: Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer (extra dry) Step 6: Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55
Saturday Skin - Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream
SATURDAY SKIN - Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream with Avocado *skin is normally oily/combo but has been very dry recently More Saturday Skin for your feed! This is probably my least favourite of the Saturday Skin products I’ve tried - but that’s not saying much because I do still like it. I think really I struggle with eye creams. I never really notice too much of a difference when I use them and it seems like just an added expense to my routine for little results. I would say this is pretty consistent with that. I like it. It’s moisturizing. I just don’t find it does much else and so I probably wouldn’t purchase a full size of this. This one I just happened to receive as part of a trial set, so I’ll use it until it’s gone but that will probably be the end of it.
SATURDAY SKIN-Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream with Avocado
Clinique ID! (sensitive/oily skin)
CLINIQUE - Clinique iD™ Custom-Blend Hydrator Collection PRODUCT FUNCTION this is a fantastic lightweight gel moisturizer for sensitive and oily prone skin, TARGET CONCERNS Acne, Oily skin, Dull skin TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY Lightweight gel that sinks into the skin quickly MY THOUGHTS I love this moisturizer! I’ve been using it for 2 months and I have seen a major brightening effect from it! I totally recommend this to everyone, and it is worth the money! An absolute must-try!!
CLINIQUE-Clinique iD™ Custom-Blend Hydrator Collection
This was a great way to try a lot of caudalie a products. The eye cream is a must! Hella pricey but yah know maybe I’ll save up enough to buy it when it’s on sale during Christmas maybe. But hey hydrates my under eyes and I don’t have prominent dark circles under my eyes. The vinosorbet moisturizer Is very nice, smells good, has a interesting mousse texture I very much like and is hydrating too! The foaming cleanser is currently my favorite cleanser I bought the fuller size of it recently I love love it! Smells good too The vinoperfect serum is a cult favorite and there’d a good reason! It clears up any oncoming acne I have, helps smooth out my skin so my texture isn’t so harsh! I love this one too! And the beauty elixir is always a great refreshing spray. I love using it 5/5 recommend just great to try a large range of products
CAUDALIE-French Beauty Secret Set
I’m so sensitive
One of my favorite steps in my skincare routine is using a toner. I like how toning products help to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup, correct and balance the pH of your skin, and helps control acne by helping to clean and close pores. I have multiple favorite toners and this is another one that I really like. (I’m even on my second bottle). The Everyone Face Toner is spectacular! Here are a few claims on the product: “A simple and all natural skincare line formulated with tropical fruit enzymes and essential oils. Ingredients that clean, remove dead skin cells, minimize fine lines and moisturize to keep you feeling and looking your best. Tone, refresh and hydrate with pure rose water, essential oils for a happy glow. Features & details * Designed with tropical fruit enzymes * Cruelty free * Paraben, polysorbate, disodium EDTA and sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate free” I have been using this product for a few months and decided to try it because it sounded right up my alley, and it turns out that it is! I love that this product is made with clean ingredients and essential oils. It smells like fruit loops, in my opinion. After I cleanse my face, I just do a few spritzes of the product and I feel like it evenly covers my skin. The texture is liquid-y and when sprayed, a very fine mist pops out. I definitely recommend this product because it calms my sensitive skin and properly preps it for the next steps in my skincare routine. This product is gentle on my sensitive skin. The toner retails anywhere from $6-$13 for a 8fl oz bottle (depending on where you buy it). It is worth the price!! It can be found at Tjmaxx, Walmart, and Amazon. Overall, this product has my stamp of approval and a 5/5 star rating from me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ok seriously!!! Has anyone tried Vasanti ?!?. His & Her Brighten Up Kit BrightenUp Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator has small microderm crystals that gently exfoliate your skin too reveal a brighter complexion and soften your skin. I love that it’s 99% natural without any parabens or sulphates. I use this 4 times a week in a gentle circular motion and leave it on for a minute so the wonderful ingredients can penetrate my skin. Rinses of easily and helps your skin creams/serums too penetrate deeper!.
VASANTI-Brighten Up! Exfoliator + Amplify Moisturizer Kit
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