Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser
My top 3 products for GLOWY skin ✨
These 3 have been my ritual for hydrated, glowy, happy, healthy skin !!💦☺️💗 It all starts with creating a smooth canvas... BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 This product truly keeps my skin happy. It has evened out my texture, closed comedones while brightening! This formulation is targeted at brightening and its main ingredient is niacinamide follow by some AHAs + BHAs🌼 Then something to brighten dull skin... MAELOVE - Glow Maker My favorite Vitamin C product to date!! You truly notice the difference within days of use and it has lightened up some tough dark spots. I love the watery formula as it allows for a really smooth and luscious application. It features Vitamin C + Vitamin E + Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid for a boost of hydration. Plus the price can’t be beat 😝 Finally a moisturizer to lock all the magic in... FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya The glow this moisturizer gives you cannot be beat! You will wake up in the morning with your pores seemingly filled and an appearance of really smooth skin. I love wearing this during the day time too for a subtle dewy no make up look. The ingredients I’m excited about are Niacinamide, Sodium Polyglutamate and 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid!! Not to mention is smells heavenly 🪴
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 La Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is a rich, well-balanced cocktail of Niacinamide, AHA’s, BHA’s, PHA’s, antioxidants, soothing humectants, astringents, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients that knocked every other exfoliating product off my extremely selective shelves. In my experience, a daily use of this blend of Lactic, Mandelic, Phytic, Citric, Levulinic and Salicylic Acids will result in a gently exfoliated stratum corneum (upper layer of the skin), a remarkably brighter complexion as well as a measurable reduction in the frequency and severity of hormonal breakouts. Keep in mind that some people react to acids better than others. You should always slowly build your tolerance in order for you not to over sensitize your skin. Did you try this treatment before? How was your overall experience with it? Is there another product you’ve been curious about from @biologique_recherche ?
Pretty in pink skincare edition 💗💗
My favourite is colour is pink and I must say I am drawn to products with pink packaging as it looks cute on my vanity. Here is my pink collection. FRUDIA - Pomegranate Nutri-Moisturizing Toner this is a super hydrating essence/toner hybrid. VERSED - LOOK ALIVE Hydrating Plumping Mask I love keeping this hydrating mask in the fridge so it’s refreshing and hydrating. VERSED - PHOTOS, PLEASE BRIGHTENING TIGHTENING MASK this a brightening and antioxidant mask that never dries me out. LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask this is a thick lip mask that creates a seal but doesn’t really hydrate. BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original not my favourite balm, it removes makeup but always creates a film over my eyes. VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel this is a super hydrating overnight exfoliant. Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector this is a multi acid exfoliant that I have found to be very effective. HONEST - MAGIC BEAUTY BALM I love to use this on extra dry spots. ACURE - Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream this is a very hydrating foaming cleanser. ETUDE - My Lash Serum I like to use this to condition my lashes and encourage healthy growth. #Versed - Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser[products]#[FourStars] this is a super soothing cleanser that contains oats and probiotics. grace & stella - Rose quartz face roller I love to do a nightly facial massage with this chilled. #Grace&Stella - F Balm this works, cleansing balm[products]#[FiveStars] this is super affordable and very effective. SOAP & GLORY - Hand Food this is a deeply hydrating cream and keeps my hands really soft. FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia mine is a knock off Amazon tool that really amps up my cleansing game. HOMEDICS - Facial Steamer for night I have a Homedics cool steamer but my pink hot steamer is from Amazon and helps make sure my skin stays hydrated. FINISHING TOUCH FLAWLESS - Flawless Beauty Fridge mine is a koolatron but has a similar look, I like keeping several tools and products cool. ABSOLUTE - Standing Beauty Fan my pink fan is from Amazon and it really helps speed along my routine when I’m feeling impatient.
Affordable skincare tool alternative
I really enjoy adding tools into my routine as I find they really elevate my routine, increase my enjoyment and can improve the effectiveness of products. There are so many out there and many high end brands that are crazy expensive. Probably the best known brand for hygienic facial cleansing tools is foreo. However I cannot talk myself into shelling out that much cash for a tool so I decided to look into affordable alternatives. I found this silicone brush on Amazon for $15 cad!! For that price I figured it would be worth a try! Like the foreo tools this tool is made of silicone which makes it easy to clean and won’t allow bacteria to grow on it. This tool also pulsates so when used it helps dislodge gunk from pores and removes dead skin gently. I enjoy that this tool is rechargeable as sustainability is important to me. I have had this tool 8 months and use it almost daily and have only had to recharge once which makes it great to travel. As you can see this tool looks very similar to the foreo however there are a few differences. First being it does not work with an app, this I enjoy as it is simple and no fuss. It does not have the skin sensors that some have that can analyze your face. Lastly it is dual sides but instead of having one massage/sensor side it has 2 sides with silicone bristles but difference sizes. Overall I think this is a great alternative to splurging on a foreo as the most important feature of the foreo is the hygienic, pulsating bristles which this device has. I love this tool and I have found it really improves my cleansing stage❤️!
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Hormonal Acne Journey (part 5)
Hello, lovelies!❤ It has been two weeks since my last skin update! "Biologique Recherche" has continued to amaze me! This skincare is 100% worth the investment! My scars have lightened up significantly and my skin is starting to smooth out. I put on makeup now and actually feel like it looks beautiful! Because it's getting so smooth! Wearing makeup used to make me paranoid because it brought attention to my skin texture, and some of my scars were so dark my foundation wouldn't cover it. I use ARMANI beauty - Luminous Silk Foundation , it looks very natural and it isn't thick. My routine has stayed the same! I use "Lait VIP O2" cleanser if I have worn makeup. I use another facial cleanser before I use it though. Then I use "Lotion P50V 1970" toner twice a day after cleansing my face. I have started adding a few drops of water to my cotton ball and putting a few drops of toner on with that. My skin was getting a little dry and my friend suggested I do that and it has worked like a charm! I follow that with the "Placenta Serum" and concentrate that product on my scarred areas. I use it twice a day as well. I then use my lotion, "Creme ISO-Placenta". Once or twice a week I use the face mask, "Masque Vivant", after cleansing my face. I order from karinanyc.com and they have amazing customer service as well! Please look into this brand! Watch YouTube videos, Google it! It is pricey but SO worth it! All of my stuff is "travel size" besides my lotion and face mask and I've been using it for over a month and have PLENTY of product left! So that helps cut down on the price. 😊 If you have any questions please let me know! Also check out my page for hair product recommendations! I am a licensed cosmetologist. ❤ Products will be linked below! BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - MASQUE VIVANT BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Serum Placenta #Biologique Recherche - Lotion P50V 1970[products]#[FiveStars] BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Creme Placenta
Hormonal Acne Journey (part 4)
Hello, lovelies! I am here yet again with an amazing progress picture! I am so impressed and so in love with Biologique Recherche products! The improvements in 3 weeks have blow me away! I have never had something help me so much!! My scars are LITERALLY vanishing! Please check out one of me previous posts for my routine! I will link the products below! I know this product is pricey but it is SO WORTH IT! BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - MASQUE VIVANT BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser Lotion P50V 1970 (no link) BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Serum Placenta BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Creme Placenta
Wash Your Face the RIGHT way!
Everyone says the Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser is very affordable and cleanses well, but I don't think so. I will not repurchase this product. I use LANCÔME - Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminator Youth Activating Concentrateevery morning and night and I'll pair it with the double extract serum at night to accelerate its absorption. I haven't really had any acne breakouts since starting to use it. clarisonic - MIA 2 FACIAL CLEANSING BRUSH I wash my face with this device about 1 to 2 times a week. I cannot use it too often because overusing it will damage my dry skin. Every time I use it, I focus on drawing circles around the nose area and after using it for a while, you'll find a reduction in blackheads. I use FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask twice a week. You can use Saborino's face mask sheets daily. My skin feels great after using them. Although the Saborino face mask is supposed to be used in the morning, I use it mostly at night because I think using masks before applying makeup is harmful to the skin. I try to keep my morning skincare routine as simple as possible and perform thorough skincare at night.
LANCÔME-Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminator Youth Activating Concentrate
Oil Cleansers for Dry & Oily skin!
I’ve been trying this product since January. My brother has been using this product since February. Me: Dry & Sensitive Skin Brother: Oily Skin Recommend? YES. IOPE’s pore reset oil cleanser is amazing. It actually clears the pores. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures. But I will tell you that my brother had major blackheads on his forehead and hairline, like you thought it was a small mole type of major. After a week and a half of use, my brother’s skin was incredibly clear. I didn’t think it was possible for him to improve his skin condition so quickly! For dry skin, it gently hydrates without irritating the skin. For oily skin, it clears out the pores and leave the skin feeling soft and supple without the oil finish. Pros: smells like eucalyptus and spearmint, works well, good for most skin types Cons: I’ve only seen it sold in stores :c Where to get it? Any Aritaum store (a beauty store usually located in an H-Mart grocery store). If you look it up on google, it might send you to Korea.
LOVE IT BUT NOT THE PACKAGING
TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser THE DEEP CLEANSE is an oil free daily gel cleanser that claims to lift away dirt, oil and impurities without over-drying skin. Tatcha says it is made with amino acids derived from silk which makes it gentle for the delicate skin leaving skin soft, refreshed and comfortably hydrated. This cleanser contains natural fruit exfoliant (ground fiber) that deeply but gently lifts impurities and unclogs pores, while leaving skin soft and hydrated. It also claims to have benefits like visibly tighten pores and smooth skin texture, while minimizing excess oil. Target concerns include oiliness, dullness/uneven texture & pores. It has a opaque gel like texture that also has visible mini orange peel like exfoliants from “natural fruit” which lathers into a creamy foam. The exfoliants doesn’t irritate my skin not cause any redness. $38/150ml is a great size and price for the luxurious product. I’d love to rate it a 5 star product because I absolutely love what it does for my skin (does as claims) without the irritation that can happen with products that contains exfoliants. My skin is super soft and clean! The scent of this cleanser is sooo relaxing! It just soothes my soul! No breakouts and no eczema flares! But, unfortunately due to packaging, I have to get it a 4-4.5 star. In the beginning it is fine since a little wrist action will get the product out. But as I reach toward the end, it gets more difficult! I don’t have a lot of muscle/meat on my hands, so hitting the bottle against my bones hurts and causes bruising (I’m also borderline anemic). It’s also very difficult to see how much product is left. If tatcha can fix the packaging by adding a pump, 5 STARS! I would still recommend it because it’s a great product!
TATCHA-The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
PM skincare routine - I spy some newbies! 👀😍 I couldn’t wait to try out my Wow You Beauty products that arrived today! And I’ve found a great way to re-purpose some of the beautiful packaging! Adds a bit of shimmer to my routine ✨ ⭐️ Lee gee haam Life Pure Cleansing Oil ⭐️ Wow you beauty Tropic Like It’s Hot scrub - first use. This scrub not only contains AHA’s but BHA too, which makes it perfect for my acne prone skin! You know I need my daily BHA fix! 😆it’s a gorgeous consistency, with a super fine physical scrub. I could really feel the acids working as a massaged it in. My skin was unbelievably soft after! ⭐️ Clinique All About Eyes Cream. ⭐️ Green keratin Cactus + B5 Neck Elasticity Fluid Trying to get rid of my tech neck! 🙈love the feel of this when applied, so smooth! ⭐️ a.florence Hydration Booster serum - I might start bathing in this 😂 ⭐️ Wow you beauty Super Serum - first use. It’s a gorgeous light gel texture. Absorbed so easily. Smells like heaven!😍 ⭐️ Wow you beauty Ready to Glow Moisturiser - first use. This contains grapeseed and hibiscus which are natural acne fighters 🙌🏻 another plus for my skin! OMG if I thought the serum smelt good, well this is even better! Again it’s incredibly light and easily absorbed and left my skin hydrated. I can’t wait to try these two in my AM routine as I think they’ll create an amazing base for makeup. I’ve fallen for Wow You Beauty already! 🙈
Products for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
🍃My skin is combo leaning dry but it definitely has its oily and acne prone moments. This products always save my skin when I’m going through a fun bout of adult puberty. 🍃 Caudalie Vinopure Pore Purifying Cleanser - I’m normally more of a cream cleanser kind of gal but this is my go to cleanser when my skin is acting up. This product contains salicylic acid but isn’t drying at all and leaves my skin feeling soft while really helping to balance my oil production. This product does contain a number of essential oils so if that’s something you’re sensitive to this may not be for you. 🍃 Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum - Honestly the whole Vinopure line is great. When I apply this I instantly feel it mattifying my face and it really helps with acne as well. This would be too drying for me on a daily basis so I only use it when my skin is feeling oily or breaking out but if you have consistently oily/acne prone skin your skin will love this for daily use. This product contains grapeseed polyphenols and salicylic acid but does contain essential oils so may not be the best if you’re sensitive to EOs 🍃 Drunk Elephant B Hydra - a lightweight hydrating serum containing pineapple ceramides and provitamin B5. Oily skin is often lacking hydration and can benefit from a lightweight serum like this that can penetrate deeper than a moisturizer can. For dry/combo/normal skin I recommend layering this under a moisturizer but for more oily skin types this is a great replacement if you find most moisturizers to be too heavy. 🍃CosRX Oil after Moisturizing Lotion - This lightweight moisturizer contains an impressive 70% birch sap which soothes the skin and helps to retain moisture (this moisturizer is actually designed to be used with CosRX’s BHA line but it’s a great moisturizer for any routine). I honestly love this whether I’m having an oily or dry day. It sinks in quickly and isn’t heavy at all but leaves my skin feeling super soft and plumped. And it’s only $24 for a giant bottle.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
I would rather get coal than this facial scrub
I’d rate this product a 0 out of 5 stars. (Cherie didn’t have it in their database). This is the clean and clear morning burst facial scrub. It’s marketed as a morning scrub to refresh skin and wake you up. The target concerns are dullness, excess oil, and dryness. It has a gel like texture with gritty beads of different sizes some of which burst when the scrub is rubbed into your skin. So I tried this a while back because my mom always uses it. And ughh it was awful. I’m personally not a fan of physical exfoliating because it can often be too harsh on your skin and lead to irritation or even making your pores bigger. But my mom has amazing skin so I had to give this a shot. I hated it so much because it literally stung and hurt my face. It also was heavily fragranced to the point where when I washed it off my face my skin still had the smell. And the next day I had irritated skin with some new pimples ahh. It didn’t make my skin softer or anything and I would not recommend it at all. Invest in a good chemical exfoliated instead :).
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