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Eye Serum for Fine Lines - Hyaluronic Acid to the Rescue!

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JulietH21
My grandma instilled in me as a little girl – “Take care of your skin early-on!” When I was 13, I began taking care of my skin against acne and concurrently anti-aging. Now, over 12 years later, I think my skin has significantly benefited from the early attention to fine lines and all-around health. Eyes tell the story of your soul, and we want them to shine bright! We all battle with fine lines appearing and fighting the tests of time, but you do not want the skin around your eyes to pay the cost. I have always experienced difficulty with eye creams because: · If I apply the eye cream too low, it will cause acne on my sensitive-skin and cheeks. · If I apply the eye cream too high, it creeps into my eye in the middle of the night and I’m temporarily blinded and in searing pain! This sounds ridiculous, but I have come to the conclusion that it is my long eyelashes pulling the product into my eyes to the point of stinging and burning. Therefore, I have to be very careful about the products I use as well as their placement. Favorite Product to Date Since many eye products have not worked for me, I have opted for an anti-aging moisturizer that incorporates Hyaluronic Acid into a serum. It is delicate, very gentle, and effective (without blinding me!) My favorite recent discovery is the Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Grace & Stella. I found this product through my Fab Fit Fun box subscription, a cosmetology and lifestyle service that sends trendy beauty products to your door once per season. Why I Love It The reasons that I love this specific serum by Grace and Stella includes: ·       Paraben & fragrance-free ·       A non-toxic beauty brand that I trust ·       I can use on my entire face, all wrinkles, and fine lines (not just around eyes) ·       The formula is incredibly soft, lightweight, and feels ultra-hydrating ·       Removes blemishes, acne scarring, and fine lines simultaneously – As a 25-year-old battling multiple skin concerns, this is what I need out of a product! You can easily spend hundreds on numerous products, but this is a great all-in-one option.   Why Hyaluronic Acid? Some of the benefits of hyaluronic acid include: ·       Adds a moisturizing effect to the skin that ‘plumps’ out fine lines and sunken wrinkles ·       Adds suppleness as a humectant (humectant is a natural moisturizer that draws water from deeper layers of skin cells, essentially acting as a sponge on your skin for hydration) ·       Generates cell renewal so that your brightest and freshest skin layers are resurfaced daily ·       Related to cell turnover, pigmentation issues decrease (such as age spots) ·       Protects your lipid barrier, leaving the skin resilient against free radicals and external toxins, such as pollution. These are just some basic facts that drew me to hyaluronic acid, but always do your own research to know if a product or chemical is a good match for your skin type. Nearly half of my life has been dedicated to proper skin-care. Due to this, I recommend you start hunting for those best-fitting products sooner rather than later. Science, dermatologists, and countless studies have proven that it is nearly impossible to remove a wrinkle once it has solidified. Therefore - prevention is the best treatment!
Jun. 17, 2020
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I still have some acne here and there, but overall my skin has been more clear. My freckles are lightening, partly because it’s fall, and partly because of the vitamin c serum, and the AHA/BHA serum. I do have larger pores, but some of the “pores” it shows are freckles. I don’t love the dark circles. I have a new eye cream to try once I’m finished up the one I have. I think the wrinkles and fine lines look good. I’m 39, so I’m not expecting miracles. I’m integrating the EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Cremeinto my routine. I’m using it on days where I don’t use the daily resurfacing peel from Beauty Counter, since the siren silk has sea retinol. This is my first experience with any type of retinol, so I’m excited to see how my skin does. I think it’s purging a bit right now since I have some extra pimples on my cheeks. The second photo is me with light coverage makeup. Don’t mind my hair in that photo. I was just letting it air dry. My current routine: Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Transformative Cleansing Oil Beauty Counter Coco Cream Cleanser Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Pomegranate Day Cream Beauty Counter Vitamin C serum Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Pomegranate Day Cream (Daytime, or at night when using the AHA/BHA resurfacing peel) Mad Hippie - Facial SPF, 30+ UVA/UVB Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme(on none resurfacing peel days) grace & stella - Hyaluronic Acid Serum (on none resurfacing peel days) Feedback on my routine is welcome!
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IzzyMac
Skin Journey & my updated routine
My acne is diminishing, though, like most people, I’ve been dealing with maskne. But the acne on my forehead is better. I’m noticing that my freckles are lighter too. I do have large pores, but the app seems to think my freckles are pores. My biggest concern right now is dryness and texture, especially as we get into winter. I’m noticing my skin is not as moisturized as I’d like and it looks a little rough. I’ve recently switched my moisturizer back to something more hydrating. My current routine AM- Wash face with water Toner - LUSH - Eau Roma Water I’ve used this before and it is a nice toner, but not the cleanest. Once it’s out, I’ll use something else, but it is hydrating. Beauty Counter vitamin c serum- seems to work great. Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Pomegranate Day Cream - I just switched back to this from a lighter day cream. I really need the moisture and this is a wonderful day cream. Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Beech Tree Bud Eyes Cream - I love this eye cream but I think I’m open to trying something else in the future. My fine lines around my eyes seem to be progressing more than I’d like. Mad Hippie - Facial SPF, 30+ UVA/UVB Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen Smells amazing and has a great rating on Think Dirty. It is a little heavy but my face likes the hydration. PM- Double cleanse with Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Transformative Cleansing Oil Beauty Counter’s Clear Pore Cleanser- really nice pore cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin and the little jojoba beads feel great. I’m going to be trying a more hydrating cleanser when this is empty but I highly recommend it for oily or combination skin. Toner- LUSH - Eau Roma Water Every second night- the Beauty Counter overnight resurfacing peel- amazing product! Very gentle and I see the difference right away. Last, I mix the grace & stella - Hyaluronic Acid Serum with my moisturizer (above). I also use beauty counter’s charcoal mask 1-2 times a week and as a spot treatment for acne. Eye cream again! I’m also interested in finding a good sleeping mask or night cream. Let me know if you have suggestions!
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