First Time Using A Moisturizer (Emptied)
boscia - Cactus Water Moisturizer
Sensitive skin treatments
Combination skin treatments
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🌵 Not For My Face
I have combination skin aka oily t-zone that’s fairly sensitive. I found this moisturizer on sale at Costco for $9.97, and I paid too much. I was really looking forward to trying this, however I wasn’t impressed at all. It had the consistency and feel of aloe, but it left my skin incredibly tacky to the touch. And despite it’s cold feel out of the jar it warms my face something terrible. So while it probably did hydrate my skin the cons just don’t make it worth it. I’m not a fan, and nope I sure won’t be repurchasing this.
This moisturizer has helped my skin- which needs moisturizer but only a light amount- so much. At first I was using too little so my skin was dry, then too much so my acne became more prominent, then I found the perfect amount and it keeps my skin fresh and moisturized! The consistency is a little jelly like and it cools down my skin so much. 4/5 (just because you have to toy around with the amount you use for a little)
bye bye flaky skin!
It’s finally empty and in turn, I can finally write the glowing review this baby deserves. After using this product for a couple months, my dry, sensitive, acne prone skin has never thrived more. The texture of this moisturizer (and of course the centella) have really helped to soothe my irritated skin and leave a lightweight, smooth layer behind that make it the perfect day time cream for me underneath my primer and sunscreen.....literally you guys, not only has this helped calm my acne and redness, but I have not had the dry flakes around my nose or chin area that I usually do after 12 hour work days and medium coverage foundation and this is really the primary reason for that. A product that leaves my skin hydrated, my makeup flawless, and my VERY reactive skin feeling soothed and nourished??? You can definitely say I made sure to order some backup before I even completely ran out. While I prefer something heavier overnight most of the time, this is now a permanent staple in my morning routine and I really couldn’t be any happier with it ☀️ íUNIK - Centella Calming Gel Cream
MOISTURIZER FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
As you can see, I have A LOT of moisturizers/lotions/creams, and I have other I forgot to include. I haven't tried all of them yet, but here's how I pick out my moisturizers for my acne prone skin. 1. Go for gel moisturizers. •Gel moisturizers are super lightweight and gets absorb really fast. Typically, acne prone skin also have oily skin, so gel moisturizers are perfect! 2. Avoid moisturizers with coconut oil •Coconut Oil is really good for the skin, but it's not great for acne prone skin, because they may clogged our pores. The Primera Moisturizer is great, but it contains coconut oil so it's not suitable for acne prone skin. 3. Find moisturizers with soothing ingredients •I normally don't look for moisturizers with Salicylic Acid or acne fighting ingredients, because I already applied them through my other products, so I always want my moisturizer to soothe my skin instead. I always look for centella extract, niacinamide, aloe lead extract, of snail in my moisturizers. My ALL TIME FAVORITE MOISTURIZER so far is the Cosrx Advanced Snail Cream, because it helps with soothing my skin and fading my acne scars. *These are the rules I normally go by, but sometimes my skin feels dehydrated so I go for thicker creams. *Some are PR gifts and some I bought with my own money*
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Routine Suggestions? 🤪
As you can see, I have normal acne, though sometimes it can be cystic / nodule acne that has no whitehead, its just inflamed and hurts a lot. I also [obviously] have pretty enlarged pores and skin texture problems with some dark spots and uneven tone. My skin type is combination / dehydrated / acne-prone My current routine (in order) is this: AM: - CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin I enjoy how this makes my skin feel because my skin can be really dehydrated, though I don’t know if this is the best cleanser for my skin? Its just something I’ve used with some luck. - J.R. WATKINS - Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin Spray I enjoy how this toner feels since its light and semi-hydrating, it doesn’t bother my skin and its calming - The Ordinary - Marine Hyaluronics - The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 both because I have dehydrated skin, so hydration is key 🔑 for me - The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% for the pores ⚔️ - SKINFOOD - Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence I looove this essence for the hydration - COSRX - Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream I do love this moisturizer because its the only one I’ve found that actually hydrates my skin - DESERT ESSENCE - Organic Jojoba Oil I use just about two drops of jojoba to seal in the moisture by patting my face - Eucerin - Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 lastly, SPF, I don’t really like this one because it leaves a horrible whitecast (even on my fair skin!) but it does keep my face moisturized too PM: - GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover I am thinking to switch to the rosewater version, but maybe a probiotic / hydrating toner would be better? 🤔 - CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin - J.R. WATKINS - Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin Spray - The Ordinary - Marine Hyaluronics - The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - SKINFOOD - Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence - COSRX - Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream - DESERT ESSENCE - Organic Jojoba Oil I also use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution every TUE and SAT for exfoliation I’m mostly posting this to expand my skincare trials and see what you guys think for combating acne / dehydration / large pores / uneven tone / texture! I love seeing everyone’s comment on other posts about things to try. So since my routine is still fairly new (3 weeks) I want to see what you guys suggest from your experience! 🙂
help with my skincare routine?
Hello! I’ve recently been diving into skincare and have changed my routine and I’m hoping to get some feedback on it. I’m hopefully not looking to buy any more products (unless they’re affordable), but I can definitely remove steps in my routine. For background, I’m 21 and have struggled with acne since I was a teen. However, it has gotten a lot better but I usually have a few small breakouts. I have oily/combination skin that is somewhat sensitive. I also struggle with large pores and blackheads. This routine is somewhat new so I’m not really seeing results yet and I am looking for feedback if this seems like a good routine. MORNING: First I cleanse withCOSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser Then I use this serumThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Then I moisturize with CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin And follow with this sunscreen PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ NIGHT: If I’m wearing makeup I oil cleanse with BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil Then I cleanse with LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin I follow with this toner Benton - Aloe BHA Skin Toner Then I use either The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HAOR SOME BY MI - AHA-BHA-PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum I then use COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence And finally I finish with CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Any feedback is very much appreciated! I’m mostly stuck on my nighttime skincare regarding the order and which treatments I should be using. Thanks!
Skin concern: dry, flaky skin
I have quite a few moisturizing products on rotation these days, as I use tretinoin every day and it will suck allll the moisture out of my skin if I’m not careful. One super nourishing product I’ve been using a lot recently has been the PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer . This cream is formulated with shea butter, ceramides, and plant oils like chia seed and flaxseed. These not only deeply moisturize skin, but they also soothe stress and irritation and help restore skin’s natural moisture barrier. This is a great cream! My skin loves shea butter, and since it’s the second ingredient in this product, it’s THICK. I love using it at night to seal everything in, but I wouldn’t use it during the daytime unless I wasn’t wearing makeup. It leaves my skin noticeably more moisturized, and it feels very soothing as well. I have acne-prone skin and this doesn’t seem to clog my pores or worsen any active acne. Overall, I really like Paula’s Choice as a brand. They back up their ingredients and formulations with clinical studies, and after every ingredient in the ingredients list, they put its purpose in parentheses—for example, “shea butter (emollient/antioxidant).” I like that I know why each ingredient is included. The only thing I don’t love is that they do have a TON of products, and I’m not convinced that 12 different moisturizers are necessary... but hey, to each their own. This moisturizer is $35 for 1.7oz, and I may very well repurchase it as my night cream. It’s been helping keep my flaky skin at bay, and I’d really recommend it to people who are also using drying prescription products.
PAULA'S CHOICE-Omega+ Complex Moisturizer
Who doesnt love roses 🥀??
Who doesnt love roses 🥀?? Not only do roses smell nice, but rose extract is great for your skin too! With antibacterial, antioxidant and astringent properties, and so many formulas to choose from, you can find the best fit for you! Its great as a toner, pictured here as the fresh rose toner and rose water (the one in the pretty tea cup 😇) to create a soft, calmed base. Its calming properties help redness, which means good for rosacea, which you’ll definitely find effective in the fresh rose mask! It will also keep you hydrated since it helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss (water diffusing through the skin and into the atmosphere 😒) . .
fresh-Rose Deep Hydration Toner
The BEST night cream for hot, humid nights!
I purchased the SOME BY MI - AHA. BHA. PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream after my face decided to go a bit crazy with breakouts. I thought it may help due to the acids in it. The texture is a very light cream that soaks in almost immediately. I found it a bit light for my skin in the winter but I find myself reaching for it constantly now that the weather is warm and humid. Not only is it light, but it has a cooling, minty feel that I enjoy. Overall it just feels refreshing to use. It has 3 acids in it which work to penetrate into the skin at various levels and exfoliate the skin. I find that it works best used over time rather than a once a week acid treatment. It did help improve the look of some hyperpigmentation but I did not see any improvement in active acne at all. Overall I really liked this and will continue to use it regularly as I find that my skin gets on well with it
SOME BY MI-AHA. BHA. PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream
origins Plantscription Retinol Night Moisturiser . here it is after 4 weeks of using. To start off I only used every other day for 2 weeks a week longer than advised as I was cautious of a reaction, then I have continued to use daily since. I had absolutely no negative reaction to this product. No redness, no stinging and no peeling. The recommended amount is a pea size in the evening which I have followed and I have been using another night time moisturiser applied afterwards. Following guidelines apart from the extra week of every other, the tube has lasted me and I still have half a 30ml tube left. The product consistency is a thick like moisturiser that absorbs immediately into the skin. The changes I have noticed since using this is that apart from 1 hormonal spot I have had no breakouts, my skin appears plumper and skin pigment more even. I have a couple of scars on one cheek from boils I have had in the past and these have faded a-lot too. My skin is hydrated and my pores also appear smaller. Overall I have been very impressed with this and will continue to use as part of my nighttime routine. I would definitely recommend to those that have had bad reactions to the harsher retinol’s on the market, this is much more gentle.
ORIGINS-Plantscription Retinol Night Moisturizer
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream is a lightweight moisturizer. I actually love a lighter consistency when it comes to moisturizer, so I really enjoy this one! I wouldn’t say this is the best moisturizer and have heard mixed reviews on irritation from this, but I haven’t had any breakouts or irritation (and my skin is more on the sensitive side.) This is a good moisturizer but just lacks the “wow” factor for me especially for the price!
SUNDAY RILEY-Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
Baby Cheeks All In One
Baby Cheeks is here to change your skincare game! I’ve been using this toner for about 2 weeks now and holy moly has this been a game changer for me. This is a an all in one product that cleanses, removes makeup, and tones the skin. I’ve been using this strictly as a toner. I had previously used Thayers, which I had to stop using because it was super drying. This toner does the opposite and has returned the life back to parched skin. I have sensitive skin and this has been super gentle. After use I notice that my skin has an immediate moisturized glowy look. I have also noticed that my skin hasn’t broken out and since I first began using it and my skin has been super soft and smooth. I am so pleased with the results of this baby 👶🏻 (get it 😉😆) This has already earned HG status for me.VERSED - BABY CHEEKS
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