Does Lamer worth it? Is FAB repair cream a dupe for Lamer Moisture Cream?
I am sensitive, dry skin. When the season changes, my skin is prone to acne or peeling. Today I will share with you two repair creams and discuss whether FAB can be used as Lamer's Dupe. LA MER - LA MER Moisturizing CreamAU$242/40ml We all know, Lamer has their miracle broth, which, and their miracle broth consists of fermented sea kelp vitamins and minerals, helps your skin retain the water in it and keep it plumps and moisturize throughout the day or overnight whenever you're using it. I prefer to use this cream in wintertime or when I am traveling because the air is dehydrated. It is just a heavy dose of moisture when I am using this one, and I know that it's going to do the job and get my skin hydrated. I have been using this cream for at least two years now, and I love it. When you do use this product, you should remember to take a little bit on your finger when take that teeny tiny bit again rub it between your fingers and until to no longer see any white. It should look like a balm at this point. When it does look translucent, that's when you need to press it into your skin. This cream not only helps your skin to retain moisture but also helps calm your skin. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration AU$ 44/30ml I bought this cream at Sephora. Its texture and method of use are very similar to Lamer. You need to rub it by your fingers and then press it into your face before using it. Its repairing ability and moisturizing ability are a little weaker than Lamer, but the effect is also excellent. After I use it for a week, my skin has calmed down. Technically it's not a dupe, as Lamer process more ingredients than FAB. But If you look at the ingredients list through when it comes to the actual moisturizers in these two products, the base ingredients are almost identical. There are mineral oil, petrolatum, glycerin, microcrystalline, and so on. And They almost smell similar. The Lamer I could touch more of a costly scent to it, but they're very when you feel them in the actual jars, they smell almost identical. The texture of the Lamer is thick. You have to warm it up. The texture of the FAB is similar to the Lamer, and I can't see much of a difference. I would never tell somebody with really oily skin to use these two products because the texture of these two creams is too thick.
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May 25, 2020
kiraessenceI have oily skin and I LOVE the FAB. Best moisturizer I’ve ever bought!
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Evening Routine Necessities 🌙 & a La Mer Dupe!?
SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum — This is truly the fountain of youth! Compared to other products containing retinol, that I’ve tired, this is superior! (I do in part think the 6.5% retinoid is in part to blame.) I use this a couple times a week and it is the only thing that really reduces wrinkles/fine lines. I don’t use this product in conjunction with many others because it’s very strong—I’ll use a gentle cleanser with my Foreo Luna Play Plus, tone, apply eye cream, apply the retinoid, and then moisturize. $85 is a bit too pricey for me to purchase out front, so I waited for a sale and found it for $60 at Urban Outfitters during a 30% off beauty sale. NIVEA - NIVEA Crème — I purchased this online through Amazon for $11 after hearing on some blogs that it was a dupe for the elite LA MER - LA MER Moisturizing Cream(which retails for $190 for 1oz). While Nivea is sold stateside, usually in a plastic tub in their signature royal blue, I specifically ordered this one from Amazon due to the fact it’s the German version, which has a different formula than the US version and is therefore more similar to La Mer’s The Moisturizing Cream. While I haven’t tried La Mer’s moisturizer, I am really impressed with the German version of the Nivea Creme so far! I apply this in the evening by taking a small amount of product and rubbing it between my hands until it’s no longer white/thick, I then press it into my skin and move my hands in an up and out matter to blend it in. This creme is definitely fragranced, so it might not be the best for sensitive skin. After a few nights of use, the dry/flakey skin on the top of my forehead and nose have totally disappeared and swapped for smooth glowing skin! While I don’t think this is a necessity for the summer months, it’s been great to counteract the effects of fall winds and dry weather. If you’re going to buy this as a La Mer dupe, buy the German version on Amazon or through another retailer! SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Quartz Gua Sha — This is my first Gua Sha and I love it so far! Prior to purchasing this, I was using a jade roller from Ulta that I wasn’t blown away by—the roller always squeaked and felt rickety. The Gua Sha is incredibly easy to hold, clean, and use compared to the roller I tried. This is typically the last step in my routine, after a moisturizer, and I find it helps my products sink into my skin. To use, I follow a short YouTube video to use the Gua Sha to remove fluid from and lift my face. For $12, you can’t go wrong! Lano - Everywhere Multi-Cream — Instead of a super thick hand cream, I’ve been using this on my cuticles and tops of my hands to help my hands with the consistent hand sanitizer, washing, and dry fall weather. My hands and cuticles feel much softer and look healthier! This cream is unscented and can be used everywhere, a little goes a long way!
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💳🛍I recently went on a book ordering spree... (😝one of my favorite things, besides skincare splurges) 💻 Even though we can get seemingly endless information about skincare online, I was curious to seek out some books because I love the tactility & I really hate reading on a screen. Regarding ingredients, there is a plethora of opposing information online, & I’m sure these books will yield some of that too. It’s important to cross reference your searches, meaning checking multiple sources & comparing that information. It’s also important to consider what site is providing the information & whom might benefit from it. 📚Swipe to peek inside📖 PRETTY ICONIC A Personal Look at the Beauty Products That Changed the World By Sali Hughes 2016 💄$18-$21 (paperback version) I was most excited about this one, I’m a big fan of pop culture history & of course I love beauty products. I think this book would likely find a loving home on many of your coffee tables☕️ With over 400 pages of iconic & cult popular skincare & cosmetics products from over the decades, this is such a fun addition to any beauty fanatics collection! THE BEAUTY GEEK’S GUIDE TO SKINCARE 1,000 Essential Definitions of Common Product Ingredients By Deborah Burnes 2019 👩🏽🔬$15-$18 • 178 pages A really great resource for looking up both chemical & botanical ingredients. The vast majority of the book is just like a dictionary. It also includes some natural recipes & remedies, as well as source references for all ingredient info. MAKEUP IS NOT (JUST) MAGIC A Manga Guide to Cosmetics & Skin Care Written & illustrated by Ikumi Rotta 2019 🌸$14 • 135 pages This super cute manga was translated into English earlier this year. It takes the form of a guide to the basics of Japanese skincare & makeup application by following a loose narrative of a young woman who writes about beauty products on social media (sound familiar?😻) I read a lot of manga, I’m impressed by this high quality paper! THE KOREAN SKINCARE BIBLE The Ultimate Guide to K-Beauty Secrets By Lilian Yang, Leah Ganse & Sara Jiménez 2018 Makeup chapter by Esther Sandoval 💗$13 (hardbound) 🇪🇸This was actually originally published in Spain as: ‘El Arte Coreano del Cuidado de la Piel’ It’s a cute little 189 pages, straightforward & informative. THE LITTLE BOOK OF SKINCARE Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin By Charlotte Cho 2015 ☁️$26 (hardbound) 212 pages The creator of Korean beauty shopping site, ‘Soko Glam’ & skincare brand, ‘Then I Met You’ wrote this very cute & approachable book full of Korean skincare tips for beginners➕if you’re ever in Seoul, there’s a nice section on all the spas, salons & stores to hit up. K-BEAUTY : THE FACTS Korea’s Top Dermatologist Reveals the Insider Truth about Korean Skincare By Hae Shin Chung 2020 🇰🇷$13 • 175 pages This book aims to debunk &/or demystify many Korean skincare myths with science, graphs & knowledge from 1 of South Korea’s most renowned dermatologists.
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I am a huge skincare lover and love to try out ingredients and brands. Check out my collection and my favourite brands and products. Favourite brands: Versed: this is a brand that I have tried many products and they have worked well for me. This is a drug store brand that is mid range. It is cruelty free and eco conscience, going so far as to state the percentage of usage of recycled material and having recycling instructions on their website. My holy grails are VERSED - PHOTOS, PLEASE BRIGHTENING TIGHTENING MASK and VERSED - Doctor's Visit The ordinary: this is a great brand as it is super affordable and it’s cruelty free. The way I like to benefit from this brand is to try out ingredients to see what works for my skin, their serums are my favourite. My holy grail is The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% The Inkey lists: this brand is similar to the ordinary but I think some of their formulas are better. They focus on ingredients that allow me to find the best ingredients for my skin, they are also cruelty free. My holy grail isTHE inkey LIST - Q10 Antioxidant Serum Cosrx:this brand was my introduction to K-beauty and they are very accessible through Amazon ( also cruelty free). They focus on the primary ingredient that is either natural or chemical. My holy grails are COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and #Cosrx - Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule[products]#[FiveStars] Brands with 1-2 favourite products: First aid beauty: this brand focuses on healing the skin with the incorporation of oats which are amazing. My holy grail isFIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration Glossier: this is a brand started by a beauty editor and are all very aesthetically pleasing and gentle on the skin (cruelty free). My holy grail is Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser Paula’s Choice: this is a great brand that is science driven (cruelty free). My holy grail isPAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 Pyunkang Yul: this is a K-beauty brand that started in a medical clinic and focus on short ingredient lists. My holy grail isPyunkang Yul - Essence Toner Pixi: this is an English brand that has lots of products and lines to target different issues (cruelty free). My holy grail is pixi - Hydrating Milky Mist The body shop: the body shop is a very established brand that has tons of products (cruelty free), I love their masks in particular. My holy grail isTHE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Face Mask Niod: this brand has the same parent company as the ordinary but it is the more expensive and technologically advanced. I love that they are pushing the bounds of skincare (cruelty free). My holy grail is NIOD - Modulating Glucosides
FAB - Ultra Repair Cream
It's 15°🥶. YEP! I'm so glad #firstaidbeautygiftedme their Ultra Repair Cream. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration . 🥶 Suitable for all skin types, especially dry, flakey skin, this hydration wonder leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated and comfortable. 🥶 Formulated with colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, ceramide 3 and the FAB antioxidant booster, it provides immediate relief and visible improvement for parched skin. . 🥶 Instant relief and long-term hydration for dry, distressed skin, even eczema. NON- greasy after-feel. Safe for sensitive skin. . This whipped cream is definitely helping my skin during these super cold weather. I love how it hydrates my skin. My eczema spots are getting some TLC because of this cream. Have you tried this cream yet? @firstaidbeauty #firstaidbeauty #FABAID #octolyfamily . https://www.firstaidbeauty.com/skin-care-products/moisturizers/ultra-repair-cream #cheriecreator #whoisnee #skincare #fab
DUPE or NOPE? $335 🆚$14! 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
Combo-dry Skin, quite sensitive. My conclusion👀 Although La Mer is better, both face creams are worth the price. FAB cannot fully replace La Mer, but if you don't have enough budget. This is still a great dupe. It can maintiain stability while moisurize your skin. LA MER - LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream- $335 for 2 oz Effectiveness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amazing! My skin is pretty sensitive. I get redness on my cheeks pretty often. And I stay up late frequently because of my work. In the winter, my skin is soooo dry and I get pimples easily. After using this magical face cream for 3 days, my cheeks didn't get irritated when I am washing face. I didn't see any obvious redness. My skin became so smooth and soft. The pimples also got so much better. My skin no longer peels off during winter. I didn't feel the importance of this face cream when my skin condition is stable. However, when I need quick recovery, this is my go-to face cream! My Experience Using It：⭐️⭐️⭐️ It's not greasy. But you better emulsify it. The cream itself is very heavy, so don't use it directly. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration- $14.00 for 2 oz Effectiveness：⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ At first, I was interested in the "ultra repair" part of this face cream. But I didn't really see any instant effects. I starting seeing changes after I used it for seven days. It has a surprisingly good effect for maintaing stability and hydration. My Experience Using It: ⭐️⭐️ Pretty oily, but I am ok with it. However, it smells so bad! It also needs to be emulsified before using it. It is not as heavy as La Mer, but not light at all. If I don't spread it out evenly on face, I get pimples.
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Same Effect, Only $24.95? Are You Serious?😲😲😲
I have tried so many different fac ecreams to find the best ones for me. I have dry-combo skin. I really like La Mer, but honestly, it is very expensive. So I tried other face creams to see if there are any dupes for it. And luckily, I found one! LA MER - LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream is my favorite facial cream. It's moisturizing and not oily, it's scent-free, and it makes your skin feel comfortable and hydrated when applied. It doesn't make your skin oily in the morning or dry up your skin at night. It also has a great restorative effect, so I'll definitely purchase it again. I bought this KOSMEA - Nourishing Treatment Cream when I finished my La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream. I was surprised that the texture, feeling, and effects are very similar to the La Mer soft cream. I have since being using it as a cheaper alternative of the La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream. Kosmea Nourishing Treatment Cream comes in a tube, it has a light-yellow creamy texture and a slight smell of plants. It is as soft as butter when applied and it feels really comfortable and hydrating on skin just like the La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream. It's also really moisturizing and good for combination-dry skin. The main ingredient is natural plant extract, so it's good for bumps and acne-prone skin. Helichrysum oil extract, marigold extract, and rosehip oil extract are all great for anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and skin restoration effects, especially for acne-prone skin. This product is obviously very suitable for me as I like to pick my bumps. It can also effectively reduce my skin redness. Do you agree that Kosmea is a dupe for La Mer? Have you found any dupes? 👀👀
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Same Effect With 1/5 The Price? 🤔Sounds Like A Good Deal
I have combination skin. My skin is very dry in the winer, and it can get oily in the summer. It is kind of hard to find the right face cream for combo skin. In my mind, these two products are very similar. So today, I will compare the two and tell you the BEST Face Cream! Both of them have a moisturizing gel-like texture, but they also have slight differences. TATCHA - The Water Cream is more sticky but it spreads very easily. The LA MER - The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream is more moisturizing but it doesn't spread as easily as the Tatcha The Water Cream. Both have a light refreshing scent. The Tatcha The Water Cream is an oil-free, moisturizing cream which helps in maintaining the water balance of our skin and minimizing the appearance of pores. The ingredients include Japanese Wild Rose, which can visibly tighten pores and smoothen skin texture, and Japanese Leopard Lily which helps to control excess oil and clarifies skin. Hadasei-3™, an anti-aging trinity of green tea, rice, and algae, restores a healthy look and youthful radiance. In conclusion, the Tatcha The Water Cream focuses on moisturizing while also providing an anti-oxidant effect. It's more suitable for oily or combination skin. It's US$68 for 1.7oz. The La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream delivers soothing moisture for a refreshed feeling. It's created with Miracle Broth™ and Micro Oil Gel Capsules to bring nourishing moisture to the skin and at the same time help smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. Lime tea helps to protect against environmental stress and pollution for a pure glow. This cool gel cream is ideal for a combination or oily skin. It's US $335 for 2oz. To sum up, the La Mer The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream provides a moisturizing, restorative, and anti-aging effect. It's a good choice for those who want to nourish and restore their skin. The Tatcha The Water Cream focuses on moisturizing, oil control, cleansing, and fighting oxidation. Both facial creams have different effects and properties. In terms of moisturizing, I think the Tatcha The Water Cream is sufficient. Do you agree with me? 😘 Share your thoughts!
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May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon
⭐️may lindstrom skin - The Blue Cocoon It’s marketed as a product that is not only good for your skin but also good to sleep and relax, basically like aromatherapy. I was super excited to get this product and at first glance it was like opening the doors to heaven. Beautiful packaging, really minimalist but with a luxurious feel, super elegant, something you would want to show off and put on your vanity or bathroom counter. So yes, I was definitely blown away with the packaging, the description, even the box. 😊Smell: It is really overbearing at first if you’re not used to earthy, wet leaves, herbs and muddy type of smell. It is a very complicated smell but it definitely grew on me and it did relax me. ✨Consistency: It does exactly what it says; it’s a thick balm that melts right upon touch with your skin and even fingers if left too long on the hand. 💁🏼♀️Application: I would take less than a pea size amount and either put it in the center of my palm to then rub them together, heating and activating the product and then pressing it unto the skin; or I would rub the same amount on the tip of my fingers and then lightly apply it and again pressed it unto the skin. The problem I encountered was that the product would sort of ball up; It would leave little gritty or big particle like pieces on my skin. I tried it even alone, without any of my other products just washing and toning and it still left me with bits of something on my skin which felt weird. ✨Pros: -Smells lovely, definitely has a beautiful sensorial effect and an aromatherapy type of feel. -Melts upon touch -Would be good for extremely dry/mature skin, even though I think there are better products out there. -Packaging makes you feel special ☹️Cons: -Price is $180 for 1.69 oz. -Broke me out/clogged my pores. I thought it was a detoxing process so I kept using it but it got worse, and even caused milia on my forehead, which I have never experienced in my life. -Leaves little particles on the surface of the skin as if it doesn’t get absorbed completely. -Feels heavy on the skin ✨Conclusion I am currently returning the product as I don’t think this did anything for my skin and believe there are better alternatives out there. Kind of sad as everyone raved about it and I really wanted to like it, but it just doesn’t work for me. Xo, Jen💕
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Is la mer worth it?
I just finished my la mer moisturizing cream. I have it in the 0.5oz jar. I got this as a gift and I’m glad I didn’t buy it. For this size it’s $90! It’s super expensive. This smells really nice and luxurious but I’m not a fan of an overly fragranced moisturizer that I will apply on my face. It has a thick consistency so you have to take some and rub it on your fingertips to make it smooth. Sometimes I felt like I’d have to apply a little bit more on my cheeks( the driest part of my face) and if I used this everyday it somehow made my cheeks more red and have irritating bumps. Maybe this was messing with my sensitive areas but I don’t recommend this to sensitive skin types. There’s so many better and affordable alternatives you can use. This is pretty much an overpriced, fragranced moisturizer. I’ve had better luck with: Elf holy hydration Kiehls ultra facial cream The inkey list hemp moisturizer The inkey list peptide moisturizer( dupe for the drunk elephant protini peptide) Cerave moisturizing cream Cetaphil moisturizing lotion First aid beauty ultra repair cream Personally it was not worth it for me. It’s ridiculously expensive 0.5oz for $90! 1oz for $180!! 2oz for $335!!!
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💓Game Changers💓 They SAVED My Extremely Dry Skin!!!
My sensitive, dry skin peels like crazy during the change of seasons. Sometimes I can't put on makeup, and even cleansing hurts a lot. After battling with this skin problem for over a month, my skin has finally stabilized. Let me share the products that I've used. Its maybe helpful for those with the same skincare concern. LA MER - LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream works really well when my skin is unstable. It's more lightweight, and doesn't need to be emulsified before applying. It can be easily absorbed just by lightly patting it on with my fingertips. However, it only really helps maintain my skin balance. The only downside is that its sooooooo pricy 😫😫😫. So I will in introduce some affordable choices I've found. Avène - Skin Recovery Cream Rich This product can even repair peeling and flushed skin! I like how it's packaged. You squeeze the cream out so its content is not exposed to the air. It's recommended to apply it little by little so as to not apply too much, because it balls up easily. Use it continuously for a week to see your skin restored back to health. You can buy this if you are not ready to commit to the price tag of La mer. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration It's cheap and worth its price. It has a very thick texture but it soothes pain really effectively. However, it causes acne breakouts on my face, so I usually only use it when my skin peels like crazy. And I only slather the thick lay of the stuff on my face for a while and then wash it off. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream It contains oil but it doesn't feel heavy and it spreads easily. I usually use it during the day. However, it's not moisturizing enough and doesn't provide enough restorative care for dry skin so I'll use it with other products in my nighttime skincare routine. Have you ever try one of them? Share with me your experience!
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