Nice Moisturizer for Reduced Shine
I received this Murad - Acne Control Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++ in a kit, and have throughly enjoyed it! The texture is like most other lotions. It’s not too thick, and easily absorbs into the skin. However, it is heavy enough to feel like it is actually hydrating my skin. This product claims to reduce oil and keep your skin soft for 10 hours. I do believe that this helped my oiliness! I have combo skin that gets very oily during the day, even a few hours in. I felt like after using the moisturizer, my skin did not look as oily as usual, and it did keep my skin moisturized. At $42, this is a bit steep, but I still think it is worth it. I recommend if you are an oily skin friend looking for a little help! I give this 4/5 Stars!
Murad-Acne Control Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 / PA++
Lovely Lip Scrub
I love this e.l.f. - e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator This lip scrub/exfoliator comes in a bullet form, which makes it super easy and mess free to apply! The texture is like a lip balm with sugar in it to exfoliate the dry skin off of your lips. The swatch on my hand shows some of the massaging particles. This scrub claims to gently exfoliate your lips to help remove dry skin, and nourish and condition your lips as well. I completely stand by those claims! I like to apply the scrub like a lipstick, and then use my finger to massage it in. After, I wipe it off, and my lips are left feeling so smooth and conditioned! It takes all of the dead skin right off! For $4, this is totally worth it and I highly recommend! This is the Brown Sugar flavor, and it even tastes sort of like that! 😹 I give this 5/5 Stars!
e.l.f.-e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator
Yes, I went there with a corny headline😹 but the Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask truly provides amazing hydration! This sheet mask has a gel-like texture unlike most other sheet masks. This texture allows it to form to the contours of your face and stay on more easily! This mask claims to instantly quench dry skin, and leave it feeling hydrated, smooth and supple. And, I agree! After wearing this 2-piece mask for about half an hour, my skin felt so soft and looked healthy and plump. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid, which is great for keeping your skin hydrated. This costs $2.59 at Target for one mask, which I think is worth it! I only use hydrating masks sparingly, so you cannot beat the price. Because it truly leaves your skin feeling hydrated after use, I highly recommend this mask and give it 5/5 Stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Neutrogena-Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel Mask
Beware: Ineffective Moisturizer
I’d rather get coal than this Murad - Skin Perfecting Lotion - Blemish Prone/Oily Skin I am a huge fan of Murad, but this lotion was a no-go for me. This lotion claims to be a lightweight moisturizer that will hydrate your skin while minimizing the appearance of pores. It also states that it is good for oily skin. The texture is very light, runny, and water-like. Based upon the texture, I thought this would not work well, and...I was right. If you have hydrated skin, then this might work for you. However, I have combination skin, and this did not produce any moisturizing effects nor did it do anything for my pores. I honestly felt like it made my skin more dry than it was before. For $42, this is not worth it. That is a lot of money for an ineffective moisturizer. Unfortunately, I would only recommend this to those who have very balanced skin and only need a light moisturizer. I give this 2/5 Stars.
Murad-Skin Perfecting Lotion - Blemish Prone/Oily Skin
Favorite Skincare Tool
I have been in love with clarisonic - Mia Prima Facial Cleansing & Pore Minimizing Skincare Device ever since I got it! This product claims to remove long-wear makeup, improve the appearance of pores, and allow products to soak better into the skin. I believe that these claims are true! My skin is so clean after using this, and after the first couple weeks of use, the texture of my skin looked a lot better. I also love how the vibration makes it feel like every impurity is really being removed. It is not too harsh, but enough to feel like it is doing something. There are different heads as well based upon your needs - the acne head is shown in this picture. I like using this tool every other day to avoid over exfoliating my skin. This product is expensive at $100, but I do believe it is worth it. I highly recommend to everyone if you’re looking to take your skincare routine to the next level. 5/5 Stars!
clarisonic-Mia Prima Facial Cleansing & Pore Minimizing Skincare Device
Best Cleanser for All!
The LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin was such a pleasant surprise! I did not expect too much from this cleanser, and it totally blew my expectations out of the water. This gel cleanser, which has the same texture as any other gel cleanser, claims to cleanse skin of dirt, makeup, and impurities while maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier. And I have to agree! Every time I use this cleanser, my face feels so clean and fresh without feeling tight and stripped of moisture. I have combination skin, and this has just worked wonders for me. This cleanser states that it is for normal to oily skin, but I believe that anyone can use it. It is gentle, yet effective, has no scent, and is safe for sensitive skin. This big bottle costs only $15, and can be found at major retailers, like Target and Kohl’s. I have had this bottle forever, so it is definitely worth the price. And if you couldn’t already tell by this review, I clearly recommend it! ✨ 5/5 Stars!
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Toleriane Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin
BEST ACNE CLEANSER! (La Roche Posay)
LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin PRODUCT FUNCTION Non-drying gel cleanser TARGET CONCERNS acne, dullness, inflammation TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY It’s a clear gel, that lathers up very nicely! MY THOUGHTS Before this cleanser, I was struggling with acne on my forehead and chin. I’ve only been using it for a month and they are all gone! That’s why I love it! This cleanser contains 2% Salicylic Acid, LHA which can go deep into pores and help clear them out! This also contains zinc gluconate which is a PHA (poly hydroxy acid) which is a more gentle form of exfoliation compared to BHA or even AHA. I would recommend this to all my friends suffering from acne, and it is totally worth the P.S. It’s pretty affordable as well!!
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin
Incredible formulas! Tati Beauty
Okay I know we all have palettes that look exactly like this, but THE FORMULA THO!!! Wow, major WOW. At first use I almost regretted spending the money on this Tati Beauty palette, but I’m on my 3rd use and I absolutely love it and see myself using this pretty much every time I do my makeup. For starters, these are all colors you can use for anything basic to glam, even a slight pop of color. Personally, the best part of this product is the formula of the shadows. I am blown away at how easily they blend, their pigmentation, lack of fall out, texture... etc. That alone is enough for me to recommend this palette to anyone and everyone. I have tried a lot of shadows and there are none similar in formulation to Tati Beauty. You’re paying for a great quality product and nice packaging for a really convenient price. I am using this palette everyday for my brows and eyeliner. The black shadow is insane! It’s better than most eyeliners I have. Goes on so smooth and opaque. The brown color, Ritual, is my new go to for my brows and it’s WAY better than a pomade just because of the formula. BASICALLY, I could go on and on about this palette. I really love it and I am so glad I was able to get my hands on it!
The Ordinary. AHA/BHA peeling solution was my first chemical exfoliant and I think it’s a really good place to start, especially at the price point! AHA exfoliates the skin’s top layer for a brighter and more even appearance. BHA’s also exfoliate the skin and helps to clear pore congestion. Over time the continued use of AHA/BHA’s can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I typically use this mask once a week and leave on for about 8 minutes. The dropper bottle and bright red color make this mask fun to apply!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!!! Let’s talk about Saint Jane Beauty!! This past year I’ve heard so much about the CBD hype. A lot of stores, websites and vendors sell fake CBD oil. I’m here to tell you Saint Jane Beauty Luxury CBD Products are Legit. This brand just stood out to me. The chic packaging drew me in, but the true test was, what’s inside? I was pleasantly surprised at how silky rich the serum was. Within a few minutes of looking in the mirror I was glowing. At this point, I understood the high cost for the products & why Saint Jane has won so many awards. They have been featured in Vogue, Allure, Vanity Fair, Oprah Magazine & so many more. As far as any Moisturizing product I have used. Hands down this is my favorite, so far. It absorbs like a dream, not to heavy, no stickiness & leaves a glowing shine. I rub this all over my body when I get out of the shower for the glow & for body aches, as well as applying it on my face day and night. No it will not get you high. It’s for ALL skin types, even oily like mine. It hydrates, detoxifies pores and boosts skins natural glow. CBD is an anti inflammatory so it can soothe sensitive skin, eczema & even breakouts. It’s even been shown to help regulate skins oil production, which is great for adult acne suffers like me. If you haven’t tried this brand it’s a must. SAINT JANE - Luxury CBD Beauty Serum
SAINT JANE-Luxury CBD Beauty Serum
Guys this is my holy grail eye cream that I always go to! This product visibly firms skin, reduces puffiness, and plump & hydrates to diminish the appearance of fine lines with the cooling ceramic applicator and fine dust of 23-karat gold. The gold is used to brighten and diminish shadows under the eyes without adding shimmer (claims). I love how lightweight the texture is and is instantly absorbed into my skin. I swear! When I get eczema from trying other eye creams (honestly, tatcha is pretty and EXPENSIVE), I always run back to this. AFTER 3 DAYS my flakey itchy eye lids will return back to normal! This product saves my eyes each time and I cannot experiment other products to my hearts content without having this eye cream as backup! Totally recommend this goodie for sensitive eyes individuals who needs a miracle! ALSO very important! Doesn’t cause milia!! 5/5 stars but wish it will cheaper lol BUT again it saved my eyes each and every time so it justifies for the price for me!
TATCHA-Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum
Favorite acne-fighting products
Hi everyone! Today I just wanted to share mini reviews of some of my favorite acne-fighting products. Paulas Choice 2% BHA: this is an easy-to-use powerhouse product. It’ll help with blackheads and even those pesky under-the-skin cysts! Great product to effortlessly combat acne. Neutrogena On-the-Spot 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide: too drying/irritating for me if I leave it on overnight, but I do contact therapy with this about 2-3x a week. Helps a lot with general acne inflammation. Differin Adapalene Gel: I’m on week 10 of Differin! Thought the purge was ending when a new batch of acne popped up this week. Have heard great things about this for acne, so I’m going to update y’all once I reach the 12-week mark (when most people really start to notice a change). DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel The Ordinary Niacinamide and Zinc: one of my favorite products EVER! On my eighth bottle now. The niacianmide helps me deal with post-acne hyperpigmentation and the zinc helps balance sebum production, consequently reducing my acne. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel