100% Pure Argan Oil
Golden hour shot with this multitasker gifted by Josie Maran. Argan oil is a lightweight oil filled with antioxidants and Vitamin E. I use this oil as a sealant on my face, as a cuticle oil, on my body, and in my hair. She’s versatile. At $49 USD for 50ml, it may not be the least expensive Argan oil but it is organic and pure.
JOSIE MARAN-100% Pure Argan Oil
Acne Prone Skin- come see 👀
*Products gifted for review. This women founded and led, Korean ritual inspired brand, with the luxe packaging has helped to decrease my acne and improve my skin texture. 🍋 Although I love their Manuka Honey Mask and Lavender toner, my skin (acne) has responded the most to their perfectly crafted Yuzu Lemonade Peel. A peel made with potent Vitamin C, fruit enzymes, and my favorite acne fighting active- Salicylic acid. 🍋 I started slow, using this peel once every two weeks as recommended for 30 seconds. I recently bumped it up to every weekend. Not only does it smell like a glass of fresh lemonade, this peel has stopped acne from recurring in usual spots like my cheeks and jawline. This is important because now I can really work to clear hyperpigmentation in those areas. My skin facts: ▫️I’ve been using Tretinoin for over a year ▫️I’ve had two professional ViPeels from my beloved esthetician in Colorado. I miss her. ▫️I’ve wrecked my skin barrier by overexfoliating in the past leading to cycles of outbreaks and poor texture ▫️I no longer take actives lightly. I’m super cautious and use deeply hydrating routines before and after using actives. ▫️I’ve learned my skin prefers certain actives like lactid, mandelic, and salicylic acid. 🍋 The above facts are why I love the peel so much. I use it as directed and started slow while listening to my skin. I saw improvement after every peel session. It’s been roughly 6 weeks and my skin looks healthy with less acne and more even toned. I highly recommend this peel if you are well versed in at home treatments and understand the importance of skin barrier care and protection.
savor beauty-Yuzu Lemonade Peel
My Post Workout Double Cleansing Duo
I enjoy daily workouts and activities. My post-workout double cleansing duo is complimentary of @boscia What is double cleansing? In a nutshell, it’s cleansing twice to remove dirt, grime, and pollutants off the skin. First cleanse is with an oil-based cleanser (remove pollutants, SPF, and makeup) and then second cleanse is with a non oil-based cleanser. My combination, acne-prone skin has thrived using the double cleansing method for over two years. Makeup- Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil is lightweight, which I love in an oil-based cleanser. I add to my face dry and slowly work it into a milky cleanser by adding water to my fingertips. It washers away clean and easy. Key Ingredients: ▪️Green Tea ▪️Rosehip ▪️Avocado & Olive Fruit Oil Cryosea Firming Icy- Cold Cleanser is the ⭐️ of my cleansing show! I love this cleanser as my second cleanse and as my post workout cleanser. It’s a perfect summer time cool down cleanser. It’s cool, refreshing, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped. Key Ingredients: ▫️AHAs ▫️Menthol ▫️Jojoba Seed Extract ▫️ Peppermint Oil (warning if sensitive to EOs)
boscia-Cryosea Firming Icy-Cold Cleanser
In search of a new physical exfoliator?
PTR just released their Potent-C Power Scrub! This brightening exfoliator contains a Vitamin C 50x more powerful than traditional Vitamin C. THD Ascorbate is the star of this scrub- a super stable form of Vitamin C! Like all physical exfoliators, I like to use this scrub on my “no active” days with tons of water for a gentle effect. I find this to be non-drying and easy to incorporate into my routine 2x a week.
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Potent-C Power Scrub
Acne’s Worst Nightmare
I wanted to share a product I’m so thankful for. #Apassioni is a retinol that has been working well for me to keep my skin flat and soft! It’s helping clean up my scarring and prevent acne and will hopefully keep me looking youthful by preventing wrinkles. I love the smell of this stuff so much so I actually get so excited when I get to use it! The packaging is a little annoying, but if you make sure to only squeeze from the top you should be good. You only need a pea size amount for the whole face and it’s best used with lots of moisture after as your skin can dry out from the cell regeneration. Retinol works from the deeper layers up so its always a process to see results! I’m hoping my skin keeps getting more and more clear the longer I use this. I suggest starting out slow with 1-2x a week and then increase to every other day. I am using #tlcFramboos for surface exfoliation in rotation with this. It’s what really works on my acne which I can’t seem to shake. DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
These are the products I’ve been using at night lately and I absolutely love all of them! 1) Eminence Organics Mangosteen Resurfacing Concentrate - this stuff smells unreal and not only that, using lactic acid it gently resurfaces the skin so you wake up with brighter, smoother, and clearer skin. This is the second bottle I’ve purchased because I love it so much! 2) Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm*- this renewing, lightweight balm helps to moisturize, support firming + toning, and reduces the appearance of fine lines. This is a newer addition to my routine but I am already obsessed. This turns from a gel into an oil and sinks into the skin so nicely; I honestly wake up and love how my skin feels and looks since using this! 3) Farmacy Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil* - another new addition to my routine, I apply this oil overtop of the Sleep Tight and allow them to both sink in and give me that extra dose of hydration. This oil is light weight but very moisturizing. 4) Dr. Roebuck’s Collagen Booting Eye Treatment* - this has been my main eye cream for months and months now. I love how thick and hydrating it is yet I can wear it under makeup too. This stuff is great!! 5) Nat’s Organic Lab Coconut Lip Balm* - I use this stuff day and night, especially in the winter. It has a slight cooling sensation from the peppermint in it, that’s my favourite part! *product gifted but thoughts are my own
DR ROEBUCK'S-Down Under Collagen Boosting Eye Treatment
How I finally beat my cystic acne
Before I go into my product recs, let me just say: NO PRODUCT WILL BE YOUR MAGIC CYSTIC ACNE CURE. Sooo many things went into my journey. Finally realizing I was allergic to dairy, getting an IUD, getting sleep, etc. These products are the ones that helped me take control of when the breakouts DID happen. Please put your physical and mental health first, and remember to love yourself AND your acne. Everyone gets them! PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator This should be everyone’s HG exfoliator. The aloe vera makes this hydrating and perfect for skin thats always too dry or too oily. Salicylic acid is also the only chemical exfoliant that can penetrate the skin enough to actually help cysts. COSRX - Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++ CosRX is a lifesaver for me. I want to try every product of theirs! This one is my HG sunscreen, though. It’s a hybrid sunscreen that’s rich enough to be a moisturizer AND silky enough to be a makeup primer. It’s perfect for those days when your skin needs a moisturizer, but you don’t want to layer up your products, or you just want a low maintenance day routine. #e.l.f. - Happy Hydration Cream[products]# I am so obsessed with this skincare line. Gel moisturizers NEVER keep my skin hydrated for long, so I always reach for ones with a light oil in it. Hemp has quickly become my favorite, and this moisturizer is my HG for year-round hydration. COSRX - Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream 80ml Perfect to put on dry patches at night! Make sure you use a moisturizer though - it only locks in moisture! COSRX - Centella Blemish Cream Great to put on a blemish to take down the redness and irritation. ONLY use as a spot treatment at night, though. It’s more difficult to blend in than a mineral sunscreen and way too thick to put all over the face. HONORABLE MENTIONS: - Double cleansing with an oil cleanser first. Your skin will thank you. - Sunday Riley Saturn Mask: good spot treatment for whiteheads and small zits - Hydrocolloid acne patches: I don’t get picky about the brand, but I use these on whiteheads and over popped acne. Just make sure to dry/disinfect it first before putting one of these guys on, otherwise you trap all of the gross stuff in there. Overall, patience was how I beat my acne. I graduated, I moved and decided to take time off of working. I adopted yoga and a better sleep routine. I cut out dairy and limited myself to one coffee a day. I made my own easy and healthy meals. And above all, I limited my skincare to a consistent and easy routine with essentials that were no-frills. I used an exfoliator twice a week and found nourishing serums and treatments that didn’t attack my skin, but gave it some extra help. YMMV in everything I said above, but I hope I helped at least a bit!
COSRX-Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++
Fleur & Bee review
Most anticipated and thoroughly tested review of @fleurandbee Fleur & Bee - Sample Pack / Travel Sized 🐝💕 #gifted Guys this brand is amazing! I can tell you now and you'll be reading this whole to know which ones are worth every penny you spend on their products! I'll go from my most loved ones to the ones I liked but didn't love as much. Firstly I wanna talk about @fleurandbee Clean bee everyday facial cleanser! This stuff is bomb. Great for dry/normal skin types as well as sensitive ones. This cleanser is almost like @freshbeauty Soya cleanser in consistency. This non fragrant formula is amazing to wash out that dirt, grime and excess makeup. You'll love this one for the price. Only for 18 bucks, I think this cleanser works amazing. Plus it has amazing ingredients like Rosemary extract which is great for purifying and decongesting pores and sunflower oil which is great occlusant to nourish and moisturize skin's barrier. It also has glycerin which is a great humectant. Amazing product! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Another one is their Rose and shine rose water toner. If you're a rose water person go for this one. It's the best to refresh, hydrate and soothe your skin. Also it is a great antioxidant. It has that fresh rose oil scent and it's not at all irritating or problematic to sensitive skin types. In fact it has only two ingredients - rose flower oil and distilled water makes it a simple non irritating soothing toner. We all want that touch of refreshment in our day, this is it! Third is @fleurandbee Eyes eyes baby Natural anti aging eye cream. This stuff is an affordable option for you if you have puffed eyes or dark circles. The ingredients like Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Vitamin E, Caffeine, squalane and Matrixyl 3000 are blended together to give you that amazing result on your eyes concerns. If at all you're skeptical with any of the ingredients simply look for Squalane. And you need Squalane for your eyes it doesn't produce it's own as the skin around our eyes is very thin. Love this product. Totally a worth buying one.
Fleur & Bee-Sample Pack / Travel Sized
🍑 BCL momo puri gel cream 🍑
BCL - Momo Puri Gel Cream About me 🤗 and the product 🍑Skin type/skin tone I have combination skin. My t-zone is in the range of normal to oily skin and I have dry skin on my cheeks. My skin tone is warm ivory with a slight reddish discoloration in my cheeks 🧐I also have some freckles across my cheeks and my nose bridge. 🍑Product function The product claims to provide an all in one skincare step by tightening pores and nourishing the skin 🤩 🍑Texture/consistency The texture and consistency of the product is a gel creme that is extremely watery 💦 and bouncy! 🍑Packaging The container is a cute pink and is rounded making it look like a peach 🍑. The white words on the container is simple yet pretty. Beauty story📖 🍑Overall experience I bought this product when I was in the little Japanese store 🇯🇵 where I bought the honey shampoo 🍯 and body wash 🧴 I mentioned in previous posts. I’m obsessed with gel creams since they always provide my skin with a extra hydration boost but it doesn’t leave the skin feeling clogged 😍. I picked up this product since I finished my Neutrogena hydro boost gel 💦(mentioned in previous post too!!) I incorporated this product into my nightly routine. Even though they say that it’s a all in one skincare product, I still use a toner and serum along with this gel cream (look forward to these posts in the future!). 🍑Verdict ❤️ The first thing that I noticed when I opened the container for this product is the strong yet subtle?? Smell of peach 😍. If you like fruity smells or peaches you’ll love this product. I’m actually ok with it and prefer floral smells 🌸 and no fragrance products but this one is not too bad since I’m a way, it’s not too strong on the nose 👃. I love ❤️ the consistency and texture of this product though!! It’s so watery yet super moist on the skin and really jiggly in the container 😂. The one thing I don’t like about this product is that it doesn’t absorb that fast into the skin so it leaves the skin slightly sticky for a bit after applying the product. 🍑Recommend?✅❎ I would recommend 👍🏻 this product to my dry skinned people out there since it does provide the skin with high moisture 💦 due to the peach ceramide and probiotic lactobacillus E-12 strain in the product. I would also recommend👌🏻 this product since it has not caused any irritation to my sensitive skin and the product has a lot of great ingredients such as bergamot fruit extract, vitamins C, A, and E! I would probably not recommend this product to oily skinned people since, again, it is packed with moisture!! 🍑Worth it?💰 The product is priced around $15 depending on where you purchase it and I feel like it’s worth it. There are good ingredients in the product and is good for combo, dry and sensitive skin. It is also worth your time since I have seen some of my larger pores become smaller 😍
BCL-Momo Puri Gel Cream