Which moisturizer is right for my skin type?
A little bit of moisturizing a day keeps the dry skin away! Moisturizing is crucial to a healthy skin barrier. All 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 help with dry skin. Yet, not all moisturizers are created equal. So, how do you choose the 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿 for your skin? I am breaking it down today for #WinterSkinReliefDay. In general, 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 provide a little bit of water to the skin and contain a greasy substance that holds it in. 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿𝘀 are formulated in 𝟯 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀: ✅ 𝗢𝗰𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀: greasy/oily and block the evaporation of water from your skin. 💦 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀: pull water into the top layer of your skin both from the air and from deeper layers of the skin. 🧖🏾♀️ 𝗘𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀: not really moisturizering but rather to make the skin feel smooth by replacing absent skin the lipids and oils to fill in all the cracks on the skin, helping smooth out the surface of your skin and repair your skin’s barrier. Here is a cheat sheet to help you select the appropriate moisturizer for your skin. 𝗣𝗿𝗼 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 📅 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆, regardless of your skin type. Even oily skin needs moisturizing every day with the right type of moisturizer. Please avoid moisturizing reactively, aka moisturizering 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 when your skin is dry. 🚿 Always apply to 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻. P.S I keep my moisturizer in my shower to apply right after I towel off gently. 🔑 𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿. This is key for the winter 🥶 months. You need both a humectant which draw moisture to the skin and occlusive ingredients which keep water from evaporating off of your skin. 🌓𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗿. This is really important in the winter if you are using humectant heavy moisturizer. The dry air can pull the water out of your skin. Sounds crazy right? 🚫𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴. Even if you do not have sensitive skin. Fragrance and coloring are just a set up for possible irritation/allergy and no one has time for that. 🦶🏾 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝗰𝗸. They too need some TLC. #skincaretips #moisturizer #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #dermatologist #dermatology
LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT: Lovinah Brightening Balm 🤔
My skin has been super dry lately and I’ve been looking for natural products to help sooth irritation and moisturize my skin. I specifically want to use products with natural ingredients because I feel like even if you don’t normally have sensitive skin layering on loads of chemicals can take your skin to its breaking point. Lovinah Goddess Glow Brightening Beauty Balm - This retinoid moisturizing balm acts as a skin treatment and has really helped with any burn or irritation on my skin and when I’ve used it before bed I wake up with my face looking energized, even if I’m half asleep. It has a thick consistency similar to petroleum jelly, and it kinda smells like petroleum jelly too. All of the ingredients are non-comedogenic so you don’t have to worry about clogging your pores. Verdict: The product is a whopping $95 !! I don’t think spending that much money is justified. The soothing and energizing factor that it has can be found in other products for way cheaper. Save your money! Cheaper Product: I find that Nyakio Maracuja & Yangu Rescue Oil gives me similar results and is $40.50 at Target. Still a little pricey but a way better deal. This brand also sells natural products. To read more Nyakio read my post about my skincare favs from their line.
After the Pyunkang Eastern Medicine Clinic in Seoul developed a reputation for treating sensitive skin, they launched a cruelty-free beauty brand by popular demand from their patients. . .💦Mist Toner: 92% coptis japonica root, which is an anti-inflammatory medicinal herb. This brand has short ingredients lists: This toner only has 5! This is perfect for layering as it feels very light. Recommended for hydration and soothing. . .💧Moisture Ampoule: 91% coptis japonica root. I can't tell if this was good weird or bad weird. It has the consistency of glue and acts like a sealant for moisture. You dab a glob on your face, then pat that glob until it melts and sinks in. It's not sticky. Recommended as a last moisture sealant step if you need that as part of your routine. . .🌼ATO Cream: honeysuckle flower, ceramides, peptides. Looks like a pill, but has a pump inside. I dig the sherbet texture of this moisturizing cream, which is light enough to use in the daytime. . .👀Eye Cream: milk vetch root, ginseng, Shea butter. This didn't really do anything for me, but I think part of my frustration is that these came in nightly packets that were annoying to open...that's my scientific assessment. With respect to undereye firmness - not great, not bad, just fine. . .💎VERDICT: Traditional K-beauty brand with clean ingredients. These are all under $20, and worth a try for those with sensitive skin and wallets :)
I’ve been testing these two gorgeous products by jkosmmune from their Kosmetic Immunity line and I’ve loved them so far! My skin has been a sensitive mess since I moved to St. Louis so I’ve been LIVING for gentle, hydrating products. The humidity kills me out here, so I also love anything thats lightweight — these two check off all those boxes for me! The moisturizer is more gel-like and absorbs fast. I haven’t tried any mist toners before this one and it has become my favorite because it’s so easy to apply and pat in vs. using a cotton pad and dabbing — I definitely feel like I get better usage out of this one than other toners!
Switching things up for Spring 💐
Do you change your skincare products as the season change? Now that we’re in full spring mode I’m starting to switch things around here, swapping rich creamy moisturizers for lighter layers of hydration. I love mists because they work so well to do just that, I have naturally dehydrated skin so I love misting my face in between serums and moisturizers to add moisture back to my skin without the heaviness. The BLUME - Stargirl Face Mist is one of my favorites. Blume gifted me some products a few months back including Stargirl and it’s so nice. So many skin loving ingredients like aloe juice, my favorite for redness and inflammation, rose water which is just an amazing ingredient all around and blue tansy to soother alongside other ingredients. It’s super refreshing and energizing yet balancing and plays well with others. Definitely a great addition to any springtime routine and/or just for warmer weather, works as a great midday pick me up too! ☀️
BLUME-Stargirl Face Mist
JayJun has great KBeauty skincare!
⭐️ 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 ⭐️ JayJun, Anti-Dust Intensive Cream ($20, currently 30% off on the brand website) ——————— ⇛Beauty (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️): This is an intensive but non greasy moisturizing cream with calming properties. The texture on this is really cool. It’s a rich cream but spreads like a gel, it’s an interesting sensory experience. I love how affordable this is, while feeling luxe. The packaging is quite beautiful, and you get a substantial amount. I was surprised to learn that this is $20, I feel like comparable creams are in the $30-35 price range. It had meadow foam (good for sealing in moisture), and ginger root oil (soothing). It does have a slight fragrance (added), and some denatured alcohol (second to last ingredient). This is suited for normal to dry skin, and has complimentary products in the same line. I also had a chance to try out the Rose Blossom Mask and the Roselle Tea Eye Gel Patch. I loved layering these (watch the video), and really enjoyed how plump and moisturizer my face felt after. It was a spa-like experience, and both masks felt high quality. At around $3/piece, I would recommend these for special occasions. ——————— ⇛Business (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, cruelty-free): I have used a few JayJun products and I quite enjoy them. I think they are a great, affordable line of Kbeauty that perform and feel better than how they are priced. The packaging makes then feel way more luxe than the price point. You can find them on promo (right now, extra 30% off their site), and I would definitely try other products in this and other lines. ——————— I was provided this product complimentary for review purposes
Very Gentle Cream
Ahhh, Trilogy! If you’re skincare-obsessed, you need to know this brand! More than likely, you’ve either read about a product or two (especially their rosehip oil), or you’ve seen the products in Whole Foods. Either way, you might be curious. Now, I have not tried their famous rosehip oil, but I have tried their “Very Gentle Moisturizing Cream,” and it’s really, really nice. It’s filled with really nice, safe ingredients, too! The product rests inside of an apothecary-esque, frosted, brown glass jar. Which feels lovely in the hand, and is sure to be beautiful on any vanity. Also, as a bonus, Trilogy has been kind enough to include a little spatula inside the carton. Upon first application, you’ll more than likely feel something... different, to say the least. I’ve tried hundreds of creams, but none feel quite like this. It’s somewhat waxy, which is sort of soothing. There is a scent; a natural scent, but a scent nonetheless. It kind of reminds me of Crayola crayons! At the end of the process, skin is given this instant, light glow; and is left feeling smooth and moisturized. Even though I’m not a huge fan of creams, I still love to try them! I’d say this is one of the best to try. Especially if your skin is sensitive! I personally had no adverse reactions while using this. Beautiful product, beautiful brand.
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