Hyaluronic Acid 101 x DermDoctor
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a humectant that famously holds 1000 times its weight in water. It pulls in water from the environment and from the deeper layers of your skin. This ingredient seems to be ubiquitous in skincare products nowadays and it can be found in a lot of moisturizers. Benefits: -Immediately plumps the skin, softening fine lines and wrinkles -Hydrates the skin (specifically high-molecular-weight HA) -Assists in wound healing Dermatologist Tips: -Hyaluronic acid is your first step after cleansing -Must be applied to damp skin! -If you live in a dry climate, make sure to moisturize immediately after -Can be used once or twice a day -Safe to layer with most other skincare ingredients My Top Picks: VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum
Nov. 17, 2020
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let’s talk neck care!
Neck and décolletage care! This type of skin care isn’t addressed as much, but it’s still an important step of skincare! I never really thought about it while I was addressing my face skin concerns, but I once read that it was good to bring your skincare products down to your neck, so I started doing that about 8 months ago. I think my neck lines are partly genetic, but they’re also due to how often I sit in bed staring at my phone, thus creating deeper lines on my neck. I wish I had a picture from 8 months ago, but my neck was pretty wrinkly, it had really deep horizontal neck lines that I couldn’t get rid of even if I stretched my neck. While I still have some horizontal lines on my neck, they’re certainly less visible than they were before. So what do I do exactly? I really don’t do much besides bring my toners, serums, sunscreen, and moisturizers down to my neck, and I massage it in in an upward direction. So with the product on my hands, I start to massage from the base of my neck up to my chin. I do this until I feel like the product has been absorbed. Massaging the product in an upward direction will help smooth the skin and prevent drooping. I certainly did not see results immediately. In fact, it took at least 6 months of doing this little massage every morning and night to see some change. I really just stuck to it and ended up doing it out of habit for many months, then one day I realized my neck looked much smoother than it was before. Here are some of the products I’ve been using on my neck (I usually use these on my face too): ￼innisfree - Cica Toner with Bija Seed Oil ￼innisfree - Green Tea Moisture-Balancing Toner ￼CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion ￼THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum ￼Kate Somerville - Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment ￼FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream ￼The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Mature Skin Night Routine
So with al the products out there, I enjoy shaking it up and trying new things!!! I have begun a new routine!! DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil this is my start. It does an excellent job of removing al my makeup, without striping my mature skin of moisture. Murad - Renewing Cleansing Cream I use this as my second cleanse. I love the cream to foam feel. It too does an excellent job at keeping my skin hydrated. The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% I use this every other day! I rotate this with the next product. I have been using this for about a month and I am loving how my skin is responding. The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion I use this alternating days of the “buffet”. This is a thicker consistency and I like it. This is so far a bonus to my routine. THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum this is my favorite hyaluronic acid at the moment. I’m sure I will try others along the way, and love them too. This absorbs well and does not leave my skin tacky. e.l.f. - Superhydrate Moisturizer I layer this right after my hyaluronic acid, which pulls moisture to the skin. This gives my hyaluronic acid the extra boost. This is a gel texture. I keep mine in my skin fridge and it feels like heaven on my skin. CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream this is my final step!!! I can’t live without this. This makes my skin so happy!! Mature skin peeps.... game changer! This keeps my skin full of hydration, gives my skin barrier exactly what it needs, and frankly since using this... my skin continues to look better and better! LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask - Mint Choco Chip I finish with this little gem! This comes in several varieties, this one is the one I was gifted. I’m glad I was. Gives my kid hydration all night. Hope my tips help! If you have any, I would love to hear them. Taking care of ur skin is a journey we all seek to perfect!!!
Messy Face Serums
Does anyone have a solution for leaky face serums? If the dropper doesn’t fall directly in the center of the opening, it drips along the sides. I bought roller bottles to transfer the serums in but the serums are too dense to come through. Any other ideas or suggestions? I use Laroche-Posay serums.LA ROCHE-POSAY - Redermic C10 SerumLA ROCHE-POSAY - Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face SerumLA ROCHE-POSAY - Retinol Face Serum with Vitamin B3
🥵This serum is not it🥵
So I’ve been using PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator L'ORÉAL - Revitalift Derm Intensives Vitamin C Serum The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water My skin looks great using all of the products listed above, you can see in the second photo. After my skin was reallly vibin and adjusting to my current product use I was like “let’s mix it up to try to see if I can get even better results” 🤔 which was me adding the LA ROCHE-POSAY - Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum into the mix. The night after I used it my face was full of red spots and just overall blotchy skin with redness, you can see in the 1st photo. I do not recommend LA ROCHE-POSAY - Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum it is full of fragrance which I’m think is what keeps giving me a reaction? Not sure either way it is not worth it and I’m pretty sure it’s around $30 so it’s a definite no. Save your money on this one.
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PORE WARRIOR : first impressions
PACIfICA - Pore Warrior Oil Fighter Booster Serum i hesitantly give this a rating of 4 stars for multiple reasons. i had the pleasure of using this serum for about a week before i unfortunately accidentally spilled it on my floor. from what i understand, products strong in niacinamide can often take up to three months to take full effect so my short experience with this serum is in no way indicative of the results of someone who had used this product for much longer. THAT ALL BEING SAID... this was my experience with this product! the texture is very slippery and similar to the PACIfICA - Water Bounce Moisture Shot Booster Serumthat i have also used. i would maybe also compare it to the VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serumbut less gel-like. the scent is light and kale-like, but far lighter in fragrance than any other pacifica serum i have used. it felt very nice and seeped into the skin well and adding a moisturizer or wearing makeup on top did not cause any issues. i did not experience any irritation using it. i wish i could have continued to use it and see if there were any long-term benefits :( hope you guys enjoyed! feel free to follow here and on my IG @chloebrk.mua
AM ➡️ PM
Hi lovelies 💕 Here is what I’ve been using for the past few months and I just want to say - a very simple routine goes a long way. Cleanser: your skin should feel clean after you wash your face, but it shouldn’t feel ‘squeaky’. I think there are no need to use cleanser with active ingredients and acids as they strip your skin of your natural oils & pretty much leave your skin irritated. Gentle cleanser works best for me. I normally cleanse 1 time in the morning, and 2 times at night. Serum: I always apply serums while my skin is still wet. I don’t dry my face with a towel all the way, better yet, let your skin dry on its own and apply your serums while the skin it a bit wet. I warm up my serum in my hands for 2 seconds before I apply it to my face. This specific serum from Vichy is great, and it is safe to use on your eyes so I apply it everywhere. Moisturizer: something I did not know when I was younger - no matter what your skin type is, moisturize. Find a moisturizer that works for you and apply it every.single.day. I had a bit of an oily skin growing up and thought a moisturizer would make it more oily and would clog pores, so I skipped that step completely. After trying a bunch of creams/moisturizers/lotions, I am now using the most simple one you can find in any store, and it does it’s job perfectly for me and does not clog my precious pores. I highly recommend a simple moisturizer during the day, no active ingredients needed. SPF: simply a must. Don’t skip it. I wear SPF even when I’m at home as the sun could still get it. Another mistake that I made when I was younger is not wearing SPF which made my PIH worse. I use this ultra light SPF which is non-comedogenic and creates a very good base for makeup. This combo of lotion + SPF is my favourite as they feel light on the skin and they don’t ‘roll’ on the surface. PM: this is where these active ingredients come in handy. Choosing your night treatment is very important as this is when you can address what concerns you the most and the treatment will soak right into your skin and will sit there overnight while you sleep 😴 making your $ count as PM treatments get pricey and you want to get the most of using them. My concerns are PIH and dark spots, niacinimide works very well for me. This very simple PM lotion from Cerave is very effective if you struggle from PIH, I highly recommend it 👍🏼 Don’t forget to drop your suggestions for me in the comments ❤️
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The BEST hydrating serum
This serum from Glow Recipe is the best hyaluronic acid serum I’ve tried! It had 5 different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid to penetrate different layers of the skin. It also had vitamin C from plum essence to help you get a glow. It’s truly amazing and definitely worth the price. GLOW RECIPE - Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum #glowrecipe #serum #hydration #dryskin #hyaluronicacid
THANK YOU for my gift Cherie Team!🤩💕
Did you know plums were one of the first fruits domesticated by humans? PRODUCT: Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid is a lightweight serum that’s meant to hydrate skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines. It is formulated with 3 types of plums, hyaluronic acid, and vegan collagen. ✨Plum: (kakadu, illawarra, and burdekin plum) packed with vitamins and antioxidants that help with inflammation, fine lines, and cell renewal. ✨Hyaluronic Acid: helps hydrate skin, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulates cell renewal. ✨Vegan Collagen: helps boost skins elasticity and protect against free radicals. MY THOUGHTS: I was so excited when #CherieTeam gifted me this hyaluronic acid serum, it’s the first product I’ve tried from Glow Recipe! I find the packaging so cute and fun🤩💕 It does a good job at keeping my skin hydrated and hasn’t caused any sort of irritation, but it does feel a little stickier on my skin compared to my other HA serums (The Ordinary, The Inkey List). With that being said, I’ve noticed a nice glow after applying this serum which I haven’t noticed with others. Overall, I definitely recommend it and will purchase it myself when I run out. SIDE NOTE: 🌱🐰 This product is vegan and cruelty-free ✨ Thank you so much @cherie for my gift!
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I feel my skin has its moments where it’s getting better and when it reacts to whatever. This past week has been a little stressful so it explains the active breakouts. I do feel my period is coming within the next week, so that’s another explanation for my flare up. I have even experiencing dryness more so this week, but weather has been a lot colder! Been on spironolactone for a little over a month now and I do see less active breakouts. I do see less redness in my skin overall and some dark sport fading. My routine has not changed. I switch between 3 cleansers CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I have been using this one more because my skin has been drier than normal. I really enjoy it! PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength Moisturizer: Krave - Great Barrier Relief I love this! Use it before my moisturizer! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5% I’ve been trying to use this again because my skin has been so dry as an extra layer or hydration. CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 0.0025% tretinoin I use it twice a week right now vs three times a week 100 mg of Spironolactone; I take it morning and night.
As you can see my skin is doing a lot better! I have less active breakout, but the breakouts i have a red and inflamed now. I am suffering from hyperpigmentation now so if you have any products to help with that please post! AM Routine: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin My skin has been dry so I use the CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanseras needed mainly in the AM NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5%apply to damp skin and it soaks up! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 PM: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin M/W tretinoin 0.0025% T/TH NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% F PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream I will use the hyaluronic acid on my skin if I feel I really need it. I tend to use it morning to help with flaky skin. If I do use it it’s followed after the exfoliant. I stopped using the ordinary aha/bha for the time being because I do use tretinoin and the bha exfoliant. Because my skin has been drying out I ordered the Krave Beauty Great Barrier relief serum. Sadly wasn’t able to do the facial because of the tretinoin and I don’t want to stop the treatment for a facial, but we will see. Still waiting for my derm appointment Jan 8th to start spironolactone so I cannot wait for the next step.
Healing, nourishing, hydrating serum
I’m gonna start off by saying that I was a bit afraid to start using this serum; previously, my skin broke out when I tried serums that prominently feature hyaluronic acid (which this serum does). Despite that, I decided to give it a try anyway, and I’m so happy that I did! In the span of around two weeks that I’ve been using this serum, it has quickly become one of my favorite. For me, the best words to describe this serum are restorative, nourishing, and hydrating. This is not a potent, annihilating serum that will turn back the clock by 15 years each time you use it. This serum works by calming and nourishing your skin with its adaptogenic herbal complex (made up of red ginseng root, holy basil and schisandra berry). I started using it when my skin was freaking out (red, inflamed, sensitive, small bumps) and within a few days, all those problems vanished. My skin also felt much stronger and healthier overall. I cannot say enough good things about this serum, and if you’re in the market for a gentle, but functional serum, check this out. . . . gifted #giftedbykiehls
Kiehl's-Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum
Caudalie Serum Review!
Hi guys! I just wanted to quickly introduce and talk about one of my all time favourite serums from a i looooove this brand I can’t talk enough about! The Caudalie Vinosource Serum. This serum helps quench your skin when it’s feeling a little parched and dry. I love using this when I accidentally do too much exfoliating and strip my skin, this saves me! This product feels so soft and silky and it just sinks right into the skin like a glass of water and it smells like a clean product. It’s a very hard scent to describe but you’ll fall in love in love with it! You can use this every night if you have chronic dry skin.. or you can use it whenever your skin needs a pick me up!! Overall you should definitely pick up this product next time you go to Sephora if you have any of the concerns I mentioned because it really just is THAT great
Perfect Night Serum
DETAILS: 🌃 🌃 For skin that looks visibly transformed, this age-defying night concentrate combines the anti-aging expertise of retinol with No7's advanced peptide technology, Matrixyl 3000+, for younger, healthier-looking skin. 🌃 For skin that looks visibly transformed, this age-defying night concentrate combines the anti-aging expertise of retinol with No7's advanced peptide technology, Matrixyl 3000+, for younger, healthier-looking skin. . . 🌃💭🌃 As soon as I received this product, I jumped right into. I absolutely love this cream. It has a awesome texture that's light yet effective. I started using twice a week because I have sensitive skin and was able to build up to four times a week. The package is so convenient. The pump makes it easy and less wasteful. It absorbs very well but I recommend waiting a few minutes then apply your nightly moisturizer. My skin looks plumper and my pores are a little less noticeable. Overall, this is a great cream. .
N°7-Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate
SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
This was my first time trying Caudalie. Usually once I’m set with a products I love, I really don’t branch out for a while. Especially if their working ya know? But I’m on this kick where I’m obsessed with buying these kits 🙌🏼 This one made its way to being one of my favorites. I’m definitely going to try some other products of theirs :) CAUDALIE - Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration Serum It’s an oil-free serum packed with hyaluronic acid to treat, hydrate, and soothe dehydrated and irritated skin. It’s best for normal to dry skin, it’s so hydrating. I only use it on my face about twice a week and on my neck every night. It’s such a light weight serum, feels like water when it goes on. It’s definitely safe for sensitive skin!! If you are the Sahara desert dry, you need this boo!! 😉💕 Highlighted Ingredients: Organic Grape Water: Moisturizes and soothes. Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and plumps. Olive Squalane: Deeply moisturizes, heals cracked or chapped skin, and soothes eczema and excessive dryness 💞
CAUDALIE-Vinosource SOS Deep Hydration Serum
hi guys!!!!! idk if u can rlly tell but my redness has gone down a bit and I am starting to notice a slight improvement of scars. I was rlly tempted to try the Ordinary’s Niacinamide like so many of u lovely ppl have recommended but I kinda wanted to stick w my fav brand Tata Harper - and then if I wasnt noticing an improvement this was my next plan (I also dont think I am emotionally prepared for another purge session but that’s just me) but yeah I started using Tata Harper’s brightening essence and serum and I’m rlly pleased w it. It’s been maybe like 3 weeks. I use it in the morning and at night after the Clarifying Cleanser :) I’m still breaking out a little due to the mask wearing / stress but this helps calm my skin down. TATA HARPER - Concentrated Brightening Essence TATA HARPER - Concentrated Brightening Serum Im also rlly excited to try Rare Beauty “Always an Optimist 4-in-1 Mist” !!!!! this actually has Niacinamide in it which I didn’t realize before purchasing so I will let u know if this makes a difference when I get it! 💗 I’m hoping that in a mist form it will be less harsh on my skin, but just enough to the job!
TATA HARPER-Concentrated Brightening Essence
Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum 10/10
💡I’ve been using this product for a week and I use it right after cleaning my canvas & before applying my moisturizer. (Morning & Night) I immediately noticed how supple and soft my skin has been. My boyfriend even noticed how soft my face has been lately and I obviously didn’t even need to share the new product with him,but I was so excited he NOTICED! 😁😂🥺♥️ I am just getting into serums and by far my favorite! LA ROCHE-POSAY - Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum ✨Benefits: -Two types of pure hyaluronic acid & vitamin B5 to lock in moisture, help repair & replump skin in 4 hours👏🏼 -Suitable for sensitive skin -Paraben-free -Oil free -Rich serum texture leaves skin feeling supple and hydrated to the touch. -Fine lines look reduced and skin looks and feels replumped as if renewed.
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum
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