Sand & Sky- My Favorite💕
In this post I want to talk about Sand & Sky and how they’ve helped my acne-prone combo skin. THE BRAND 💕This brand is an Australian skincare brand founded by Emily and Sarah Hamilton. It is based on clean and effective formulas. They use Australian botanical ingredients. They are also cruelty free and a lot of their products use glass and even come with little tools like brushes to use their products. They tend to focus in pink clay which is a detox ingredient that absorbs impurities and combats pollution. They also more recently introduced their Emu Apple line which is a strong antioxidant which protects skin from free radicals and boosts Vitamin C production. WHY I LOVE THEM 💕I love them for all of the reasons above but also because these products really help my skin a LOT. The pink clay mask saves my face every time I use it and their new Enzyme Powder Polish is the gentlest exfoliant I’ve ever found that pairs beautifully if you get peeling from retinol products. They also share real results from people in their marketing. One time I shared my love of them on Instagram and they let me be part of their testing for a new launch! It was awesome. They wanted real results from me and honest feedback and that’s what I gave them but of course I loved the product because they create thoughtful and effective skincare. MY FAVORITE PRODUCT 💕My favorite product from this brand is the Pink Clay Mask. This helps me so much with painful acne and increases healing time. Pink clay removes impurities from the skin and this one is no exception. I’ve tried dupes of this like Gen Clay and none compare. This is a HUGE win anytime I have breakouts. ✨Swipe for Emu Apple Mask Glow! Have you tried them yet? SAND&SKY - Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask
Serums for acne
Combination skin face masks
so i've been unemployed since the lockdowns started so i currently have very minimal skincare products. i was using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and the SAND&SKY - Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops along with the CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin and the bbliss - Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Moisturizer every day, and The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week. i have since run out of the niacinimide serum and the sand and sky's serum, and i have started using the BHA AHA peeling solution twice a week for ten minutes to help speed up my skins regeneration cycle since my skin started purging. i started using all of these products a week or two before quarantine and my skin looked so good. it hadn't been as clear as it was since like... middle school. i think my skin is finally purging from the peeling solution, ive been using it on and off for about 3 months and continuously using it for about 2-3, and i don't have the money to buy anything to help with my skin. if anyone can offer some cheap products or any advice to help, that would be very much appreciated !! ALSO i blocked out my eyes on the purging pics because i looked so stupid lol
🍎bright and smooth skin, like an apple?
Well the tittle says it darlings. IF YOU WANT SKIN SO smooth and soft Like an apple SAND&SKY - Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops it’s all you need. This is a serum for all skin types. I use it in the morning and night everyday. It promises to help with dullness and brightening the skin. Believe me you!! This works, I haven’t finished my first bottle and I already have a second new bottle 😍 definitely a product to buy over and over. The price it’s justifiable and it will last long enough ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3 products for the glowiest skin of your life!
You guys! I’m a huge fan of no makeup days, but of course I still want to look glowy and smooth even if I’m not wearing any makeup! Here’s how I fake AMAZING glowy skin, with products that are actually amazing for me too! (Top pic: before, bottom pic: after) 1. After washing my face, I love to use the SAND&SKY - Australian Emu Apple Super Bounce Mask to really bring out that glow in my skin. I leave it on for about 10 minutes as I’m making my breakfast in the mornings, and then wash it off! I can immediately feel that my skin is bouncier and just looks more plump, and I can usually see a subtle glow in my cheeks. This has a super cool texture like jelly, but smoothes onto the face really nicely without any clumps. It has no real discernible scent to me. 2. Then, after my toner, I go in with the BANILA CO - Dear Hydration Intense Essence and the name is so accurate. This product adds so much hydration to my skin- and hydrated skin is glowy skin! So I use about two pumps of this all over my face and neck, and gently rub it into my skin. It’s super cooling too so it feels absolutely amazing to wake me up in the mornings. This has a really watery texture and feels like a gel. 3. Finally, after I’ve applied a moisturizer, I follow with these BEEKMAN 1802 - Milk Drops + CBD High & Dry Facial Oil milk drops - they literally smell so divine! It’s such a faint smell but it’s so comforting and feels so relaxing on my skin. If I have extra time in the morning, I’ll use a jade roller to actually massage this oil into my skin, but if not, I use three fingers to gently rub this oil in circular motions until it’s absorbed. If I’m using this oil at night, I usually pat it onto my face and don’t rub it in. But in the mornings, I like for it to absorb fully before i continue! This has a super lightweight texture. #cheriepartner #cheriecreator
Ingredient Intro: Kaolin
I have sensitive combination skin that is acne prone. My skin concerns mainly revolve around acne and preventing breakouts when I can. ✨Today, I want to talk about Kaolin which has proven to be one of my favorite ingredients for acne! This ingredient is a clay that acts as a gentle cleanser. It absorbs impurities and extra oils without irritating skin and all skin types can use it. It is an ingredient that has been used in skincare for centuries to prevent problems before they begin. 💕My favorite product with this ingredient is the Sand & Sky Pink Clay Mask! This mask works wonders to calm down my existing breakouts and clean my skin of impurities to prevent future ones. I found out about this ingredient through them as they use it a bit in their skincare line, including in their Super Bounce Mask which is amazing for hydration. ☀️I double cleanse my face and then apply this product either all over my face or use it more as a spot treatment. I leave it on for 10 minutes, gently remove with warm water and then go on with my normal skincare routine. I generally use this at night and it’s AMAZING. SAND&SKY - Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask
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MASKNE BE GONE
Times are weird and having to wear an occlusive mask on your face all the time can be difficult for some because it can lead to breakouts. These are my go-to for breakouts in general, but for maskne especially. SAND&SKY - Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask has been my favorite clay mask for a long time because of how effective it is. It really does get into your pores and gets all the sweat, dirt, and acne causing bacteria out. It has a super creamy formula that spreads easily. Another great thing is that this mask dries down quick and is so easy to wipe off, unlike other clay masks where you have to scrub. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator is another cult fave that is loved for good reason. This stuff works y’all. I like to use this before the clay mask!!! The BHA is salicylic acid which gets down into the pores and helps clear out any acne causing agent like bacteria, sweat, or acne. The texture of this is different. It is a liquid but when applied it is almost oily, so I always let it absorb before moving on to any other step. These two are great products for anyone with acne. If you have maskne, I suggest you give these a shot! #cheriepartner
Purifying mask battle
I love a good mud/clay mask. Here’s my review of a few I’ve got in rotation at the moment. AHAVA - Purifying Mud Mask After floating in the Dead Sea on my trip to Israel and the amazing effect it had on my skin, I had high hopes for this mask. However, it’s doesn’t really have any of the same super powers and for the price I’d hoped to have baby soft skin after use. The directions say to leave the mask only for 2 mins. I’ve tried all different lengths of times and it doesn’t really change the outcome of using the product. In saying that it is a nice mask but I’ve used much better. I’ll finish my tube but won’t be repurchasing this one. DR ROEBUCK'S - ULURU When I first put this mask on my skin, it did start to burn/tingle a little but I pushed through and about 2 minutes later it was gone. If you put a thick layer on, it will take some time to dry down. Overall I like this mask, when I removed it my skin wasn’t tight and sucked if all moisture but looked clear and happy. Also I’d read reviews about this mask staining towels, I use cream/beige face towels to remove the product and it washed up fine in the machine. So don’t be too worried about that. SAND&SKY - Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask This instagram cult fave entered my life after a online lockdown shopping whim and it’s didn’t disappoint. It’ll leave your skin feeling lovely and smooth. However, it’s a pretty new mask to me and I found myself disappointed at the size of the jar for the price of the product. A few things to expect when using this product. Like a lot of masks with active ingredients, there is an initial tingling feeling which quickly subsided. The mask dries down very quickly. When I took my picture I was already at that awkward stage of masks when you can’t really smile without cracking it. I love how it gets down onto my pores straight away. If your skin is like mine then you’ll see little holes where your big pores are as it dries.
I always try sample sizes or buy minis of everythinf I’m interested in trying. Its a great way to help me decide what is worth purchasing a full size of. Worth it: Honeymoon glow is a lovely exfoliating serum , I especially think its great for sensitive skin as I did. It feel any tingling at all when using this. It also has a creamy texture which is unique in an AHA serum, so I did like that. Prism mask is literally life changing, it has been amazing as smoothing my skin, unclogging my pores and making me glow. This will definitely become a staple in my routine. Fresh Youth Preserve Repair mask. Worked so well for me on a day I was dehydrated, red and reactive. Will definitely purchase a full size to have as a backup for days I over exfoliate or underhydrate. Honey Potion. Super innovative product in my opinion, I love a good antioxidant mask and I’m loving honey masks. I love the texture of it and how it emulsifies when you rub it in. Very unique and will purchase at some point. Not for me: Blue Tansy by Herbivore is great, but I think its great for people who regularly break out, which I dont. I dont think itll be that beneficial for me and id take way too long to use it up. Vichy Mineral Mask. Nice hydration but I have other hydrating masks I prefer. This is not the one.
HERBIVORE-Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask
I wanted to share a shelfie along with a couple products I’m loving lately!! 💖boscia Luminizing Pink Mask I started using this recently and I’m not surprised to report that I am loving this mask so much! I have to say that I wasn’t a fan of Peel off masks until Boscia came into my life! This mask helps me so much with blackheads and oil control due to the activated charcoal! It leaves my skin so smooth after and ummm it’s PINK! I am seriously so impressed with every Boscia product I try! Moving on up to one of my favorite brands! 💖 ❤️Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Deep Hydration Serum I am new to the Caudalie family & I can honestly say I see the hype! It is a very moisturizing serum that I either use alone or mix with another moisturizer! I’ve used it when I’ve broken out and it really calms my redness as well! So far I am loving you caudalie
boscia-Luminizing Pink Charcoal Mask
I’M ADDING THIS TO MY FAVORITES/MUST-HAVES LIST! i n n i s f r e e 🍊 Tangerine Peel Extract Sleeping Mask: •This sleeping mask is formulated with tangerine peel extract and exfoliating capsules. It is meant to reduce dullness, uneven texture, dark spots, and the appearance of pores. T E X T U R E: •It’s a gel formula with little exfoliating capsules that melt right into the skin (it’s so gentle)! I really love how this gel feels on my skin, it’s not greasy or sticky at all. M Y O P I N I O N: •I love this sleeping mask so much. Even after the first use I saw a different in my skin’s appearance and texture! It didn’t irritate my skin (which most Vitamin C usually does for me) and I didn’t break out at all (also a big plus obviously). Also, a little goes a long way with this mask and it is made for all skin types!!! •I would definitely recommend giving this mask a try if you love sleeping masks! Or, if you’ve never used a sleeping mask before this is the perfect one to try first! P R I C E: $26 USD •I think the price of this mask is VERY FAIR! For the amount of product you get and the quality of the product, it honestly couldn’t get any better! Plus, the results are speaking for themselves... definitely worth it! R A T I N G: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ •Five out of five stars for sure!!! When I run out if this mask I will be repurchasing!
innisfree-Tangerine Brightening & Pore-Refining Sleeping Mask
Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask This gorgeous, gorgeous babe here is truly a 3-in-1, if you ask me. She shrinks my pores, brightens my skin, and softens it too. She contains kaolin clay, which is there to remove toxins, pollutants and nasties from the skin, and which is also meant to help in removing pigmentation clusters from the skin and stimulating skin cell regeneration. The antioxidants in this mask are there to help reduce skin inflammation and assist in the issues resulting from eczema and acne, and they’re also there to tighten pores and smooth the skin. This mask is also supposed to provide anti-aging benefits, tone the skin, and speed up pimple healing time. It’ll detoxify the skin from daily nasties, keeping it fresh and healthy. Like I mentioned in the first paragraph, I’m a fan of this mask! After it’s washed off I’m left with smaller pores and brighter, softer skin. Love a good 3-in-1 🙌🏻
alya skin.-Skin Pink Clay Mask
Wild Rose Serum? So Amazing!
Do you like wild rose?🌹🌹🌹 I really like the smell. So when my friend told me there was a wild rose serum, I bought it. I have oily skin with acne, and my skin is pretty sensitive during seasonal changes. KORRES - Wild Rose Spotless Serum with 15% Vitamin Super CThis product is easy to be absorbed by the skin. It doesn't become oxidized easily. Although it contains 15% VC, it has 10% wild rose oil to neutralize it. So it is not very dry and less irritating. The main function is to brighten your skin, and it enhances the capability of anti-inflammation and anti-allergy of the skin cells. It is very friendly to sensitive skin or with acne. The color turns to light pink after shaking the bottle. It has a slight sour smell, similar to wild seeds. It feels a little oily on face, but can be absorbed soon. Remember to shake the product before use to mix the water with oil. I usually use it with KORRES - Hydra Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask With Real Greek Yoghurtface mask. After rinse my face off, my face looks clean and bright. The redness around my nose and the acne scare is less visible. How to use it： 1. Use it after toner: Cleanser - Toner - Face oil Shake well before you use it. Then use your palm to warm the oil up a little bit. Press it onto your face. You can mix it with face cream as well. 2.Use it with KORRES - Hydra Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask With Real Greek Yoghurtface mask Cleanser- Face oil- Face mask Dry skin can use the face oil directly. Oily skin might feel slightly too much. So I recommend this method. It prevents the oily feeling, and can have a magical effect on your face. When I take the face mask away, I am impressed by how much my skin has changed.
KORRES-Hydra Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask With Real Greek Yoghurt
AMAZING pumpkin & honey mask
ANDALOU NATURALS - Instant Brightening Face Mask, Pumpkin and Honey WOW PLZ TRY THIS!!!! Ok so I found this mini to try at my local earth fare, but just found out the large version is sold at Ulta and it’s only $15!!! Such a steal and so worth it. What is it: a face mask containing manuka honey, pumpkin purée, vitamin c, and glycolic acid. Concerns: dark spots, pigmentation, uneven tone, acne, dullness, fine lines My thoughts: there was enough in this little guy for 2 masks and I probably could have even got 3 uses, but I lathered this baby on. It smells so goood- like fresh baked pumpkin pie drizzled with honey. It felt kind of weird going on (a TINY bit messy), but totally worth it. I kept it on for about 10-15 minutes and my skin instantly felt smoother and looked brighter. I had some hormonal acne around my cheeks and chin and this helped with inflammation and redness. I definitely noticed a difference the next morning with the healing process of my active blemishes. This sample was only like $3, but I’ll definitely re-purchase the large version! Anything that makes a difference with my hormonal acne is a win for me!
ANDALOU NATURALS- Instant Brightening Face Mask, Pumpkin and Honey
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