If you’re into skincare you already know this cult classic! I’m surprised there aren’t sonnets written about this product...seriously that’s how much people love it. And I can see why. If there’s one BR product you try it should be this. This thing does it all...exfoliates, brightens, balances, hydrates, restores the skins PH so that it’s optimal for anything you put on afterwards. Lotion P50- Classic formula without phenol (more on that later) Lotion P50 1970- Classic and strongest formula (contains phenol) Lotion P50V- For sensitive normal to dry skin Lotion P50V 1970- Same as P50V (with phenol) Lotion P50W- For sensitive skin that irritates easily/redness Lotion P50 PIGM400- For dull skin with hyperpigmentation or dark spots I use Lotion P50 PIGM400 since I’m targeting hyperpigmentation. After makeup removal and cleansing apply onto a cotton pad and tap in upwards motions from décolleté to hairline. Let your skin absorb it for 3 minutes before moving on to your mask or treatment phase.
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May 7, 2020
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Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser paired with either the mini glove Biologique Recherche or the Luna Cleaning tool FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia to aid deeper cleaning and increase blood circulation while massaging the skin. Try not to skip cleansing at night no matter how sleepy you are, sleeping with your makeup on goes far beyond clogged pores. Sleeping with your makeup on in the long term will prematurely age your skin due to the breakdown of collagen from environmental pollutants left on the skin. Always cleanse your skin twice at night. Double cleansing is key in removing makeup and sunscreen effectively. Makeup and sunscreen are designed to stick to the skin, and one cleanse just not going to cut it. Use colder water, never hot water to cleanse your skin. Heat is not your skin's friend; it can cause tewl (transepidermal water loss), lead to irritation, dehydration and sensitivity. Avoid cleansing the skin in the shower, the water is generally too hot, and the shower's pressure can lead to burst vessels. Pat dry, do not aggressively rub your skin with a towel - I hear too many times people rub their skin aggressively with a dry face cloth to exfoliate the skin - stop it. Be gentle with your skin; there are better ways to exfoliate your skin - trust me. Which moves me on to P50 lotions BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Follow your cleansing routine with the correct P50 lotion for your skin type. P50 lotion is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate, hydrate the skin while maintaining the skin's Ph and respecting its barrier function. My go-to P50 right now is Pig400 which also targets hyperpigmentation concerns. More tips and tricks on cleansing the skin below https://www.kimberlydematos.com/post/the-art-of-cleansing Dm for p50 recommendations.
My top 3 products for GLOWY skin ✨
These 3 have been my ritual for hydrated, glowy, happy, healthy skin !!💦☺️💗 It all starts with creating a smooth canvas... BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 This product truly keeps my skin happy. It has evened out my texture, closed comedones while brightening! This formulation is targeted at brightening and its main ingredient is niacinamide follow by some AHAs + BHAs🌼 Then something to brighten dull skin... MAELOVE - Glow Maker My favorite Vitamin C product to date!! You truly notice the difference within days of use and it has lightened up some tough dark spots. I love the watery formula as it allows for a really smooth and luscious application. It features Vitamin C + Vitamin E + Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid for a boost of hydration. Plus the price can’t be beat 😝 Finally a moisturizer to lock all the magic in... FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya The glow this moisturizer gives you cannot be beat! You will wake up in the morning with your pores seemingly filled and an appearance of really smooth skin. I love wearing this during the day time too for a subtle dewy no make up look. The ingredients I’m excited about are Niacinamide, Sodium Polyglutamate and 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid!! Not to mention is smells heavenly 🪴
My MUST HAVE Babes!!!-part 2
SK-II - GenOptics Aura Essence Serum It is creamy white. The tube has a slight angle. It helps to get rid of dark spots, makes your skin look glowy. The texture is very soft, easy to spread. It can be absrobed easily, and not sticky at all. You can build up your tolerence quick. As a sensitive skin, I have no trouble applying it. dermalogica - UltraCalming Serum Concentrate My skin is sensitive. I use this serum when I have allergies, redness, or acne. It is alcohol-free, has no preservatives, fragrance free, and has no pigment. So I trust it a lot. My skin does not hurt when I apply it. It is pretty easy to get absorbed. I highly recommend it if you have a sensitive skin! This is amazing for recovery. LA MER - LA MER Moisturizing Cream This requires thorough mulsification before you apply it to your face. You can't really see the effect when your skin is good and healthy. But this is sooo good for recovery. It helps your skin to become stable.
SK-II-GenOptics Aura Essence Serum
Vichy Liftactiv Peptide-c
I was gifted the VICHY - LiftActiv Peptide-C Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer for review purposes. This is meant to be a moisturizer containing vitamin c meant to brighten the skin. While I think the results were okay, my skin did not sit well with the formula at all. It is an all skin types product but I would not reccomend for acne prone or sensitive skin. It’s heavy in silicones which make it feel slick and mattifying but also have a tendency to cause breakouts for me. I was able to get away with this using it 1-2 times a week without too many breakouts but it wasn’t quite worth it. It did seem to make my face seem super bright and smooth which was great until breakouts began. It’s hard to actually see the results of peptides so I can’t speak to any long term benefit. It also has an orange scent to it which I could definitely live without. I think there are more effective vitamin c products out there so I probably wouldn’t opt for this unless you’re someone who likes how silicones work on their skin. A plus for me is that you can pick this up in drugstores rather than having to special order it. And the jar is super pretty too which is nice
VICHY-LiftActiv Peptide-C Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer
The ideal day routine vichy. idealia has the perfect formula for everyone- a dry skin moisturizer, combo, normal skin and even combo-oily. Their serum is by far my favourite day serum to use, since it has a light, watery texture that absorbs perfectly, and has my favourite active ingredients- antioxidants. The antioxidants in this line is a fermented black tea and blueberry polyphenols- known antioxidant compounds that have been found to reduce free radical damage 😍 My biggest thing, even before pregnancy, and now more-so in pregnancy, is to incorporate antioxidants in daily skincare to protect from free-radical damage, especially since formation of spots, or melasma, becomes more common during pregnancy, so a combination of antioxidants and sunscreen is key 🔑 I love getting these actives in a serum, since serums get into the deeper layers of the epidermis better than a moisturizer does, but with Ideal, you can get the actives in both the serum and the moisturizer!
You know those tried and true skincare products that always deliver and never, ever let you down? The ones you’d need if you were stranded on a desert island? If I had to fill a bag with only one product from each skincare category for said desert island, chances are, there would be a lot of caudalie in that bag. ▪️ Why? Because their products just work! I seriously can’t rave about Caudalie enough. For example, the combination of their Vinoperfect Radiance Serum & Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is pure magic! Over time, my skin looks smoother and brighter, my dark spots have faded and my face feels so soft. The cult-favorite Beauty Elixir and Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence are both top picks as well. ▪️I’ve been using a sample of their Cru Eye Cream from the favorites set, which I picked up for my vacay next week. It’s too soon to say for sure, but I’m tempted to tell you that my search for the perfect eye cream may finally be over. The set also included the Instant Detox Mask, another product I hadn’t tried. I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts during my trip, but Caudalie has an unblemished track record of delivering on their claims. I doubt they’ll let me down.
CAUDALIE-Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution
some stuff i’ve been testing & loving these past few weeks! the skin house official is an HG! my goodness, it’s the best sunscreen i’ve tried this year! it is a creamy white that glides on smoothly. takes a minute or two to blend. doesn’t pile, smell amazing! finish is semi matte but skin’s still healthy & glowy. if that isn’t a win i dont know what is! the only sunscreen that helps control my sebum through out the day! . klairs fundamental ampule mist gives me a dewy skin, everyday, all day! its an antioxidant mist formulated with greentea, rice, okra, mugwort & cucumber extracts. it has the signature klairs scent (fresh & clean💧) i use it day & night as an inbetween mist (after toner, after serum, before cream) it is hydrating, calming. dry patches? tired looking skin? i don’t know her 💁🏻♀️ bywishtrend teca 1% barrier cream is a spot treatment cream that cares for my dry patches, textures caused by over exfoliation, even popped zits. it helps heal my skin after a major break outs & great in diminishing tiny white spots from product irritation. it doesn’t do much on cystic acne but works well on fresh scars. main ingredients such as cica extract & allantoin that works well in restoring damaged skin & strengthen skin barrier. it is a clear transparent thick gel (like ointment/petroleum). . neogen serum in oil drop is a combination of hydrating oil & moisturizing ampule from fermented white truffle extract. it also contains niacinamide, adenoside, citric acid plus peptides! it is also good in repairing skin barrier & bringing back the loss radiance of skin. its lightweight, absorbs fast, hardly have a scent in it. i love it on days i dont feel like layering much products. it acts as an essence, serum/ampoule & oil. missha superfood lip oil in honey first lip oil ever and will get more variant! scent, texture, feel is like honey! can be used before lippies or after! 🍯 .
By Wishtrend-Teca 1% Barrier Cream
Toner, Serum and Mask for Combo/dry Skin
First of all, my skin type is combo/dry, and there are the face toner, serum and mask that I want to recommend to you if you have the same skin type. Dr. Hauschka - Facial Toner This Facial Toner is more suitable for dry and sensitive skin. It's very mild and I like how it feels on my face . I love its spray nozzle which creates a fine and delicate mist. Overall, it's very suitable for soothing acne-prone skin. Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate The price is not cheap, but it's a great product and you only use a little of it every time. This is why I think it's worth its price. Its main function is skin repair. When I wake up the next morning after using it the previous night, my skin feels great and glowy! I think it does a decent job in terms of maintaining skin balance, moisturizing and lightening acne scars. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask I will use it for these two purposes: To hydrate my skin before makeup and for repair after sunlight exposure. I sometimes use this mask to adjust my skin condition before applying makeup. I will use this mask to calm my skin after sun damage. It repairs my skin very well.
Dr. Hauschka-Facial Toner
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