🤩It’s okay to be extra🤩
🧼 Double cleanse!!! MONAT VANISHING BALM and surprise surprise, CERAVE FOAMING CLEANSER 💧 Hydrate: REVOLUTION HYALURONIC ACID.. I apply this when my face is still wet-ish. This holds 1000x its weight in water. I love this brand, but will try Inkey to see if it’s less sticky 💧Hydrate again: MONAT REVITALIZING ESSENCE -hydrates, calms, brightens, and has so many beneficial ingredients 🧴 Exfoliate: PAULA’S CHOICE 2% BHA -The best salycilic acid I’ve used, non drying, non irritating, great formulation 💊 Treatment: DERMATICA tretinoin and niacinamide - Retinoids are recommended by so many dermatologists, whether you’re fighting wrinkles or acne. Dermatica is an online dermatology service. 💧 Moisturize: MONAT AGE REWIND SERUM mixed with CERAVE MOISTURIZING CREAM - The serum is packed with peptides and antioxidants - This moisturiser is cheap and does an amazing job! Protect that skin barrier 👁 MIZON SNAIL REPAIR EYE CREAM: Snail creams are amazing and inexpensive
Acne scars serums
Anti-wrinkle eye creams
Anti-wrinkle face serums
Nov. 3, 2020
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Another Empty Revolution
Well, another farewell is in order. This time to my Revolution Hyaluronic Acid Plumping and Hydrating Serum. It's been such a great product that I've been using one to two times a day since mid-November. It went on smooth and never pilled. I am trying The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid starting tomorrow so I shall see how another product performs but will certainly return to Revolution if I am not 100% satisfied with The Ordinary. On to a new experience!REVOLUTION - 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum Great product, went on smooth, no odor, no pilling, just product gliding smoothly on skin doing its job, hydrating and plumping away. A +
night night routine
My night time skin care roitine is a ritual. It's my "It's time to decompress, remove the day and transition to a relaxing evening" time. I start by using my micellar water and baby washcloth and remove me eye and facial make. Then, I wash my face with my Cetaphil face wash. After patting my face dry, I pat on some Revolution Bakuchiol Serum. Then I move on to the Revolution Hyaluronic Acid. After that, I get a drop of Revolution Targeted Under Eye Serum with Caffeine and Hyaluronic Acid and tap it under my eyes. Then I use Revolution Collagen Skin Firming Solution on my face. After that it's Revolution Niacinamide Blemish Refining and Moisturizing Serum. Then, I moisturize some more with CeraVe PM Ultra Moisturizing Lotion and finish off with a sample of Sunday Riley High Dose Rentinoid Serum. After that, I am finally ready to lay down for the evening and go to bed. Final thought, you probably don't need a complicated skin routine at night. and certainly, have a less complicated one on standby for those nights when you just can barely put one foot in front of the other. As my mom used to say....night, night, don't let the bed bugs bite. GARNIER - Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin I love, love, love this stuff! it's gentle on my skin. It takes off the toughest mascara without irritating my eyes. I use it as a pre cleanser before washing my face. Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser While I use this every night, I am only using it until I finish the bottle. I am not crazy about the scent and there is a slight sting on my cheeks when I first lather the product on my skin and I am not fond of that feeling. REVOLUTION - 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum REVOLUTION - Targeted Under Eye Serum 5% Caffeine REVOLUTION - 15% Niacinamide Serum REVOLUTION - Skin Firming Solution Stabilised Active Collagen Serum I've enjoyed all of the products I purchased from Revolution, they will all be empties. I am going to try The Ordinary next but the price comparison is about the same. DIFFERIN - Dark Spot Correcting Serum I haven't noticed a bit of difference since using this. how long do you have to you this before you notice your spots lightening?SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
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Brands I love ❤️
For Valentine's day I figure I'd make a post about brands I LOVE and highly recomend! Paula’s choice I know I do not own many of her products and I think it’s because I want to try other brands as I explore the vast skincare world. I already know this one is trustworthy in my book. They not only have a great resource with their ingredient dictionary, but they use that knowledge and transparency to formulate great products. Even the negative reviews on this brand that I've seen still say they formulate very well. They are slightly on the pricey side (expect about $40 or more), but you cannot go wrong. I love their PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator especially and have used their PAULA'S CHOICE - Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer Krave Beauty They don’t carry a lot of products in their brand, but like a fine dining restaurant with a small menu, what they make is their specialty. Their products are reasonably priced and they focus on non-irritating effective ingredients to help your skin barrier. I currently have their Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser and their Krave - Great Barrier Relief Inkey List I love this brand and that they are making simple products with usually only once active and that allows people to try them to see how it effects their skin for a reasonable price. I currently have their rosehip oil because I didn’t know how my skin would react to it, but it’s known for hydrating and evening skin tone. I currently use their THE inkey LIST - Rosehip Oil Cosrx Another good brand that formulates well while still being very reasonably priced. I love their COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence CeraVe A tried and true brand. There is a reason why dermatologists recommend this. CeraVe is formulated with non irritating ingredients, that may make them seem “boring” by not being packed with actives, but effective. I have a few of their products. CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream and CeraVe - Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum
Only 3 months left on Roaccutane
Dermatologist appointment went well on Tuesday. She dropped me down to 10mg a day and said May will be my last month on Roaccutane! She said because my skin is so clear I could stop now, but I’d rather stick to the 12 month plan my GP suggested. I’ve been lucky not to get crazy side effects, and while there is still a chance of acne coming back I trust my derm’s plans for after stopping the medication. I’ll be getting prescribed a tretinoin moisturiser, and by November/December we will start laser treatment to help smooth out the deep scarring and hyperpigmentation. Also can’t wait to continue my tattoo journey once my skin is back to normal, I think that’s been the only truly hard part of this journey 😂 Simple - Hydrating Cleansing Oil Simple - Kind to Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream OLAY - Regenerist Retinol 24 Max Fragrance-Free Night Hydrating Moisturizer
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Product Review: Skincare and Makeup
I received these item free in exchange for my honest review on them. Iv been using these products for about a month now. So here we go! 1. COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch Acne Pimple Master Patch $6. Firs of all holy value! These patches are actual magic. They are virtually invisible when on and I love how there are multiple sizes. It honestly cleared up deep pimples overnight. I’m going to stock up! 2. @LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment. I do not have very strong breakouts, while I wish I had this product in high school when my acne was really really bad this product was good but too strong/intense for where my skin is currently at. I used it on a few problem areas but it seems more like a long term treatment not a quick fix for someone like me. 3. MAYBELLINE - Mascara Lash Sensational Lash Sensational I loved the applicator but the formula itself was just not doing it for me. It clumped together on the brush and that transferred over to my lashes. I think the applicator is awesome but not the biggest fan of the formula. 4. MAYBELLINE - FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Master Chrome Highlighter. I absolutely love this product! It provides a very natural glow that is PERFECT for literally everyday. It blends beautiful and I just really love it. 5. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin GOLD STAR! This cleanser is seriously the BOM! It’s affordable, gentle, and gets everything from lipstick to lash glue off your face. I’m buying the biggest bottle they have right now!
Starting tretinoin and spironolactone
After 6 months of researching products and learning more about my skin and what works, I have finally found out the root cause of my acne. I feel like I’ve always had a good, consistent skincare routine. I’ve even made good lifestyle choices such as changing my pillow case every week, cutting out diary, limiting junk food, and drinking lots of water. However, I did not see any improvements with my skin. I mainly break out on my cheeks, chin, and jawline, especially when I’m on or about to start my period. I recently consulted a doctor for free thanks to my university’s student health services. She told me that this is hormonal for sure. I had been producing an excess of androgen hormones which lead to more oil production and eventually more acne. She prescribed me with spironolactone and tretinoin. I started taking these medications a few days ago. I think I’m in the purge period right now. I’m so glad I finally have closure on what has been causing my acne. I’ve never had serious acne problems in the past so this has been really frustrating. Current skincare routine: Morning: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin CeraVe - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 for Face with Zinc Oxide Night: íUNIK - Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin pura d'or - 100% Rosehip Seed Oil I also use the THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser every other night. If I need to subside a pimple, I would use Rael - Acne Healing Patch or the COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch I’ve been taking spironolactone every morning and applying my .025% tretinoin every other night. I’m giving my skin time to adjust to the tretinoin so I will start applying it nightly next week. For those who have taken spironolactone or tretinoin: how long did it take for you to see less breakouts? And can I still use my salicylic acid cleanser while on tretinoin?
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Hello everybody who has hearted my posts to see my skin care journey (: This is what my skin has been looking like still using all of the same products! The only thing I’ve added is a jade roller just because it’s sooooo relaxing lol. I do have acne scars and rosacea, but I’ve noticed my rosacea is reduced when I treat my skin well. Now remember I’m also 9 months Preggo and haven’t been eating the best 😬 Guilty I know, but my skin is looking so much healthier and glowier! I don’t have perfect skin, but I do see a huge improvement from what I’ve dealt with in the past. First I still use the THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm balm to remove my makeup. Oats are very calming for your skin and reduce redness so I love the way this feels when I double cleanse. Next I rinse that off well and go in with my LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser This stuff hasn’t broken me out once and I have very sensitive skin so I definitely recommend just trying it out for yourself. After I cleanse my skin I go in with my PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator as a toner. (Only use at night) This stuff is strong, but I find using it only at night helps more because I’m not adding so much to my face. This has helped reduce my pores and also clear some mild breakouts and redness on my face. Next I go in with my amazing oil I got of amazon Cos De BAHA - Azelaic Acid 10% Serum with Niacinamide Acne Scar Removal + Redness Relief Face Now this stuff is AMAZING. I apply this with the dropper every morning and night and it is a miracle worker!! I would rate this more than 5 stars. It helps calm your skin and also helps with breakouts, hyperpigmentation and so much more. After this step I use my Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer The reason I give it three stars is because it’s just your average basic moisturizer to me.. it works, but I’m sure there’s better moisturizers out there. For the price though it’s worth it if you want something easy. Next step after is always sunscreen in the morning! Never at night for me and I use GARNIER - Green Labs Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream SPF 30 I only have been using this since December so I won’t give it five stars yet, but this is a good 3-1 face serum with spf! One thing I like is it doesn’t leave a white cast on me. Things I don’t like is how it has a lot of fragrance and it also can burn my eyes sometimes. If anyone has a better spf to try let me know (: That’s all I do for the morning and night time and then of course use my jade roller to feel relaxed. I do use my THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream but I don’t see a difference on my under eyes. I’ll keep you all updated again soon ! ❤️
Update: my acne has reduced A LOT
I’ve been a bit MIA since my last post but here is the progress of my acne. If I were to pinpoint the main reasons why, then it’s these reasons: What I did wrong: - experimenting and using alot of different products. I was in a phase where I loved trying new products and my skin did not like that I was switching products all the time. - I did not spot test new products - overloaded my skin with many products. I don’t know who needs to hear this but a 10 step routine is NOT for acne prone skin. - drank little water each day - used harsh products without re-balancing my skin with soothing products - masked almost everyday What I did to improve it: - reduce the number of products going on my skin. I now use only a max of 3 products in the morning and 5 products at night. - drank 2 litres of water every day - used a soothing pH-balanced toner - used a GENTLE chemical exfoliant - used retinol regularly - masked only every 2-3 days Some products I use in my daily routine that really helped my skin: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator as an all-over exfoliant PAULA'S CHOICE - BHA 9 Treatment as a spot treatment The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to fade acne scars Products that I use every 2-3 days that helped my skin: AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion (mixed with Niacinamide) to fade acne scars DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream to bring out new baby skin ANDALOU NATURALS - CannaCell Glow Mask as a gentle exfoliating mask If you are going through something similar just know to take it SLOWLY. The skin is going through trauma and it is not an overnight success. If you have any questions I’m happy to answer.
P.m. skincare routine. Suggestions ?
Here is my pm skincare routine. Started to care about my skin couple months ago only. Never had major issues but fine lines are starting to appear and let’s face it, I was bored during quarantine. I wanted to give double cleanse a try but had trouble finding a drugstore cleansing balm. I came across cocokind - Oil to milk cleanser and was pleasantly surprised. Works okay on make up and is gentle with nice ingredients. I wish the gliding would be a bit more smooth though. I can sometimes feel some pulling and tugging. 🌾 I follow with sioris - Cleanse Me Softly Milk Cleanser as I like milky cleansers. This one is fine especially in colder weather but I sometimes feel like its a bit heavy and not deep cleansing enough. I prefer LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser but have run out. 🥛 I then follow with a first essence and a toner. People always say they are not essential in your routine but they’re actually my fave step. Adding soothing and hydrating ingredients without any heavy/greasy texture (I damaged my skin barrier after over exfoliating). I'm from - Mugwort Essence & COSRX - Propolis Synergy Toner are the ones I’m using right now. My skin agrees with both and it calms down any redness or tight feeling after cleansing. 🐝 I wanted to try snail mucin and was missing a small amount for free shipping (I know you feel me) so opted for MIZON - Snail Repair Eye Cream . Haven’t seen any results on the fine lines around my eyes yet as its only been a couple weeks but the texture is amazing and light and silky. 🐌 Once a week I will use THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum . Will step up to two times a week very soon. Just started my retinol journey and almost made the mistake to go with a 1% OTC retinol. Boy am I glad I did some research. This one is 0,05% retinol. Would really like your recommendations for a next step retinol for my next purchase :). I end the routine with CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion . Really love this. It has niacinamide which is nice because I don’t use it in serum form. I have it in my am toner as well and its just enough for me. Would maybe wanna switch up for a heavier moisturizer for winter if you have any suggestions. Cerave is always sold out in drugstores so wanted to try something else when I run out. Please feel free to recommend products you like. I will mention I use I'm from - Honey Mask and dear, klairs - Midnight Blue Calming Cream on nights my skin feel really bothered (like the night after I used the retinol) I adore the mask but will not be repurchasing the klairs cream. Its a bit overpriced and overrated in my opinion. I will gladly pay less for a similar white “less instagramable” cream. Any suggestion for this one as well? 🍯💙
My small skin journey, please help me!
Usually skin journeys are to show the improvement of your skin when you use certain products, however my skin has been getting worse. My first picture was August 10th, I don’t remember what face wash I was using, but I was using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG . I rated the Niacinamide 5 out of 5 because it really helped with my dark spots, at the time I was at the beach a lot and even though I put on sunscreen, dark spots would appear on my nose. That’s where I would notice them the most. Whenever I used the Niacinamide, I really noticed that it would help fade the dark spots and I really liked that. I’ve been using the Caffeine Solution for a while because I have pretty bad dark circles, I can’t tell if it’s been helping or not but I think it has a little. In the second picture which was today November 2nd, my skin is freaking out. You might not be able to tell in the picture but I have two cystic acne pimples, one on my forehead and one on my left cheek. Usually I don’t really get cystic acne but I have been getting them a lot more often. I believe this is the most I have been breaking out throughout the months. Let me give a quick background, I was on vacation June-August 19th and that’s why I only had few products. When I got home I bought more products, these products were from The Ordinary. These products included The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%and since I ran out of the Niacinamide I had before I bought the 60 mL bottle because they were out of the 30mL on Sephora. I used The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%in the morning. Then The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA in the night. At first everything was fine, I had a few pimples but I didn’t think much of it, however my skin became very irritated, it dried out, which was weird because I have oily skin. I stopped using all of those products for a bit and used The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5and The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% together since I knew Hyaluronic Acid helps with moisture and I knew Niacinamide worked for me already, that’s why I used them together. Even when I used those two and stopped using the others, my skin didn’t get much better, it was still very dry, it hurt to put products on it. Even the niacinamide I felt like it wasn’t working for me and I’m not sure why because it worked before. In the second pic, I recently started to use COSRX - Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser, íUNIK - Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil,MIZON - Snail Repair Eye Creamas well as The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane
Night time routine
Here is my full night routine! A huge part of it is The Ordinary and so far all of the products I’ve used I love! Skin wise I’ve always suffered with random breakouts on my cheeks and chin along with small bumps along my forehead. My other problem was my skin looked smooth but whenever I would wear makeup it would look very cakey and textured which really made me hate wearing face makeup. I’ve used this routine for about 3 months now and the results are amazing. I still get a hormonal pimple here and there but for the most part I don’t break out and my skin is suuuper smooth and hydrated. Another problem I had was really dark under eyes. Closer to the bottom corners of my eyes my skin was basically purple but now they are slowly but surely lightening up. Below is a list of the products I use and why I use them! Face Wash Simple - Micellar Gel Wash Toner DICKINSON'S - Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner Treatments To shrink pores and help balance oil production The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Mild chemical exfoliant used every other night The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA Helps stay moisturized The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Dark under eyes The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Moisturizer FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
*UPDATED* PM skin routine 🌚
This is my pm skin routine, updated. This is my part 2 to my last post of my updated AM routine! 🌊HOLI FROG - Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash my boyfriend got me this for my bday, and I’ve used it 2 times so far. The consistency is perfect for what I wanted, I felt like I needed this for my stubborn hormonal acne. It also is unscented. So far, I like it a lot! ☕️ YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner when I exfoliate, this is my go to. I have a review on this in a previous post, where I go into more detail. 🍃NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% this is what I got instead of another TO niacinamide serum. I like this one a lot better, and I think it’s simply because it is formulated better. It doesn’t foam up like TO does, and it’s also unscented. It’s consistency and packaging is also better. The results are what’s expected from a niacinamide serum, and price wasn’t too bad for this serum either. 🍁The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG see my am routine post for details on this product. 🧬GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum I like this serum because it’s cheaper like the ordinary, and it doesn’t foam up like TO did, but it still foams a little bit. It’s good enough for me, and isn’t scented. 🐘 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this is my night moisturizer, and I love this because it’s thick and hydrating. It feels nice on the skin, doesn’t have any scent, and makes my skin feel plump. It is expensive though, but DE always is. pmd - Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device I got this in my subscription box, and I’ve been using it at night to wash my face. It has 4 vibration settings, I use the first and second one for washing my face. I do think that it helps with exfoliation, and using the other side of the tool is made for massaging in serums. I found that it does take a lot of extra time when using it for serums. I like this tool, it’s nice, but not necessary. More of a luxury item.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Hi all. My skin basically has every issue known to man right now 😂 I had a regime going for a long time that was working but now that line isn’t made anymore. Skin concerns: *Dry, potentially dehydrated/barrier issues *HIGHLY reactive and sensitive to many products (acne, rashes) *Acne *Large pores *Bumps on forehead *Bumps, rashiness, and redness on cheeks *Fine lines on forehead Current regime (that clearly isn’t working very well): *Cleanser: skinfix - Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanserin AM and OLE HENRIKSEN - The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanserin PM *Serums: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, The Ordinary - ''Buffet''(only on forehead—freaks the rest of my face out) *Moisturizers: The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HAand The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane *toner: FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner The squalane is the only thing I’m 100% sure is working well for me. Everything else is a total shrug! I feel in particular that the hyaluronic acid is causing acne. I’m completely desperate and feel like a total skincare newb after years of having mostly okay skin. I’m looking primarily for budget and cruelty free options but at this point I’m willing to do whatever. Help please!!
Night time skin care routine🌙🛀🏻
I have combination to oily skin and this routine makes my skin very happy :))) Step 1💚 I start out with FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm and massage it for about 30 seconds and then rinse it off with water. It melts off effortlessly. I absolutely love this product the best first cleanse I’ve ever used, gets rid of glam makeup easily. Step 2❤️ I then go in with a dime size amount of the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser With Red Clay this cleanser is amazing it cleans deep into my pores. It isn’t overly stripping at all, makes your skin feel freshly moisturized. Step 3💛 While my skin is still damp I apply the The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this is a great inexpensive serum. It has helped with sebum control and the appearance of pores. I was hoping it would reduce my redness but I haven’t seen any results with that. This works really well for preventing breakouts and can be used with other active ingredient. I use this every morning and night. Step 4💙 I then apply the CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin this is a great basic moisturizer that does its job of protecting my skin from transepidermal water loss overnight. Step 5🤍 I apply a pea size amount of 1-2 times a weekDRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream this product is pricy but will last forever. I have been slowly introducing retinol to my skin. Applying over a moisturizer dilutes the penetration of a retinol, doing this I haven’t experienced any purging or drying. I’ve only been using this for 3 weeks and it has really helped fade some acne scars. I haven’t seen any results for wrinkles yet. Overall I would definitely recommend this product
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Evening Skin Care Routine
I have oily skin with larger than average pores and some hyperpigmentation. Please suggest any changes or additions I should do!Simple - Micellar Cleansing Water THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in SqualaneGLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer
Simple-Micellar Cleansing Water
The ordinary has gained a lot of popularity recently and while their products are amazing and offer so many amazing ingredients at such a low price there is a downside to this. The textures of these products are very annoying and hard to work with. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum doesn’t play well with other products nicely at all especially the VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream and almost makes it liquidate or something. It also foams up when you rub it in your hands and feels super tacky on the skin. This isn’t at all a deal breaker for me as it’s a solid serum and it does it’s job well it’s just mildly annoying. It does mildly brighten dark spots and help with pores and that’s all you can really ask it to do. Though this serum is a little bit more oily skin friendly and the THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serumis better for more dry skin types if you want the brightening effects. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA serum is very liquidity in texture which makes it absorb rather quickly which is nice except it’s difficult to get on my face as I usually apply my serums to my hand first and then pay them into my face which didn’t work with this serum as it just ended up absorbing into my hand. This also didn’t do much for MY skin at all. That might just be because I have really oily and resilient skin and a stronger acid would have done a lot more for me but that doesn’t mean this product is bad in fact it could be really good for someone with dry skin or sensitive skin. Exfoliating products that did really help my and might help others with their oily skin and acne are the CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser and The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution . The VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream is a solid moisturizer. It’s good for more oily to combination skin but you could also use this as a serum for dry skin before a thicker moisturizer if you have dry skin because it does have that gel consistency. Personally I also used this as a primer and it held up pretty well because it is a little tacky but not like The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum. It’s a great summer moisturizer. Overall it’s a solid pick considering the price and how accessible it is (sold at target) and I definitely recommend it.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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