Aspiring Formulation/Cosmetic Chemist
IOPE’s Plant Stem Cell Emulsion
I’ve been holding off on posting about this product so I could have an actual review. I’m a 21 year old baby faced child, so it wouldn’t show too much of an effect on my skin. So I used it on my mom! My mom is in her late 50’s and has a lot of sun spots on her face from working in the garden, as well as wrinkles/crows feet around her eyes, nose, and mouth. 3 weeks after the use of this product and WOW. My mom doesn’t like to be on the internet so I didn’t take pictures for before and after (respecting her wishes). There was a major change in her overall appearance! Her eye bags were almost gone, the wrinkles were significantly less noticeable, and her sunspots has lightened a lot. She likes IOPE’s plant stem cell emulsion so much, that this product is no longer mine 😅 it’s her’s now. Maybe it was a good thing I didn’t use it. My mom said if I did use it I would disappear LOL Once again, I purchased this from my nearby Aritaum. I don’t think I’ve seen it online. This emulsion cost $65ish
I had a situation where I got some sort of tick bites from outside back in November. Luckily it only lasted three days and the biting just stopped at the residence halls once we got exterminators. But now it’s left me with a bunch of scars on my ankles and some on my thighs. I’m becoming self conscious and I’m frustrated that it won’t go away! My bug bite scars usually clear up for the most part but it’s been months! Please help! I appreciate any remedies or products you all can recommend!
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.
My Holy Grail Items for Clear & Hydrated Skin
2nd picture is before, 1st picture is after the use of this combination of products. My skin type: Dry & Sensitive, Oily T-Zone during summer Cleanser: IOPE Pore Reset Cleansing Oil Price: $29 Perfect for getting deep into my pores. Toner: TONLYMOLY Wonder Ceramide Mocchi Toner (500mL) Price: $20 Helps soften skin & even out skin tone. Essence: Laneige Water Bank Moisture Essence Price: $25 Hydrates dry skin. Moisturizer: Earth to Skin Honey Manuka Day Gel Cream Price: $9 Keeps skin hydrated and feels light weight. Serum: AprilSkin Carrot Blemish Serum Price: $25 Amazing for blemishes & bumps.
Which type do you prefer🤔A beginner's guide to choose your BEST artificial nail with pros and cons for each.
It's quite hard to choose the artificial nail type among so many different choices. Here're the top tips to help you figure it out! 💅Acrylic nails Acrylic nail extensions are the most popular type of nail extensions made out of a monomer liquid mixed with a polymer powder to form a paste glued onto your natural nails. Pros: Acrylic extensions are suitable for women with brittle and weak nails.Good for people with bad nail-biting habits as they are very hard to chew off.Last longer than gel nails. Cons: May damage your natural nail underneath without being removed properly.Tend to look fake.Need refilling every month, which means extra expenditure. 💅Gel extension nails Gel nail extensions are the same with gel overlays and involve applying a thick transparent gel layer on your natural nail or nail extensions. The process needs curing under LED or UV light exposure specially. Pros Lightweight and cause the least amount of discomfort.Free of odor.Protect natural nails and strengthen them.Appear more natural.Resistant to chipping, especially when it comes to hard gel nails. Cons A bit expensive.The process requires more steps.Last only about 14 days.The removing process is tricky and time-consuming. 💅Fiberglass nails/Silk nails Fiberglass nails and silk wraps involve the use of thin, flexible products made from fabrics. Fiberglass and silk nail wraps are applied in the same way, but require different materials in the process. The only difference between these two is that fiberglass wraps are sturdier than silk wraps. Both fiberglass and silk don't harm natural nails, providing natural-looking nail length and having similar long durability! Pros Ideal for those who are allergic to chemical products used in acrylic or gel nail extensionsGives off a very natural appearanceEasy to removeThey are odorless Cons Needs regular maintenance after every 14 daysNot very sturdy and prone to chippingThe most expensive option for getting nail extensionsNot suited for: people with damaged or irregular shaped nails and nail-biters Hope these tips can help! Tell me what's your favorite nail extension below xxx! Image credit to IG @ leticiagama
Cellulite cure?? 😒
So obviously I had to try this because I swear it’s fricken everywhere. I got it in another sample pack. I’m the sample queen, I just think that it’s sooooo important to try things before buying the full size product. Just so you know, I also always love to give products like this a good month before I give a review on them. :) SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Soo back to the bum bum! This smells wonderful!! It’s super absorbent and I don’t feel sticky or have any residue if I rub my legs. Best part is the smell. I only like using it in small amounts, I put a little on my chest aka the girls and sides of thighs :) then I put Aveeno over it for added moisture. Now for the cellulite and firming claims. Honestly I really don’t think that there will ever be a “cream” that gets rid of cellulite or reduces it. I think some caffeine scrubs can help puff them out for a couple hours but cellulite depends on so many other factors. As for firming I noticed some difference. I personally wouldn’t purchase it, but if it’s ever in a sample kit, I’m down :) If you love it and you have the money for it, then go for it boo. :)) But personally for me, there are SO MANY other products that smell just as incredible that are half the price, and are just as moisturizing as this one :)
SOL de Janeiro-Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
✨WINTER PROOF BASE TUTORIAL✨
🎶 Lady -🎶 — — ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz Mechanical Brow Pencil DOSE OF COLORS - Blushing Berries Eyeshadow Palette MORPHE - 35O3 Fierce By Nature Artistry Palette Lilly LASHES - Lilly LASHES 3D Mink Lashes FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Mattifying Primer HUDA BEAUTY - Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder it Cosmetics - Confidence in Your Glow L.A. Girl - Shockwave Neon Lip Liner it Cosmetics - Vitality Lip Flush Stain Hydrating Serum Gloss Stain MORPHE - Continuous Setting Mist
MORPHE-35O3 Fierce By Nature Artistry Palette
INGREDIENTS YOU SHOULD NOT MIX ‼️
FIRST THINGS FIRST - FOLLOW ME 💛💛💛 RETINOL + AHAS/BHA: When used together, they’re likely to cause redness and irritations. Oh, they can make your skin much more sensitive to sunlight, too. A lot of people don’t realise they’re mixing the two because the AHA’s are in they’re toners or cleansers. Do not use the two in the same routine. Use them at different times of the day or week. RETINOL + VITAMIN C: Retinol and vitamin C are my two all-time fave ingredients. They’re both so powerful: they fight free radicals, boost the production of collagen, and brighten skin. But, they don’t play well together. Retinol works best at a ph of 5.5-6. Vitamin C (in the pure form of l-ascorbic acid) needs a ph of 3.5 or lower. You see the problem? The fix is to use a retinol at night and vitamin c in the morning!! NIACINAMIDE + VITAMIN C: Niacinamide turns Vitamin C yellow, making it ineffective. Mixing Niacinamide with Vitamin C turns it into Niacin, a substance that can have temporary flushing and tingling in people with inflammatory acne or erythema. RETINOL + BENZOYL PEROXIDE: Use benzoyl peroxide together with retinol and it gets even harsher. Expect flakiness, redness, peeling, and irritation. Do you really wanna take the risk? The solution is to use one, or just use benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment. I recommend putting it on a cotton tip first so it takes up as little surface area as possible to avoid irritation. If you have a benzoyl peroxide serum, just use it one or twice a week instead of a retinol in your skin needs it.
YOPPA GARDEN PURE BLOOD EX 🌹 It contains a high concentration of Damascus Rose Essence which is potent with antimicrobial and anti-aging benefits. 🌹 Hyaluronic acid is another main ingredient in the essence and it’s function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist. 🌹 Both of those ingredients help in restoring the skin barrier, stimulate skin growth factor, increase skin’s ability to regenerate and store water. MY RESULTS. 🌹 Firstly I just love the whole packaging and name concept. I was sold on this alone. . 🌹 It has a gorgeous rose scent which I love, it also has a thicker consistency than I was expecting originally, normally with an essence they are very watery and sometimes you feel like your unsure whether it’s actually enough to work effectively but I didn’t experience this with this one I could feel how nourishing it was. 🌹 With it having a slightly thicker consistency I found this better to be used after serums, normally I would do before but I switched it around with this one and it worked so much better, so typically I would apply vitamin c or retinol then my hydration serum and then this afterwards. 🌹 I feel like this could actually replace a hydration serum for those who want a quick and effective routine but you all know me and I like to be extra. . 🌹 This absorbs into the skin so fast and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling to the skin. 🌹 Whenever I’ve been using this I have noticed that it plumps up fine lines, it doesn’t make them go away permanently but while it’s on your lines are definitely softened. 🌹 What I also noticed is that if I’ve over done the actives again this is a nice soothing cooling treatment afterwards and it does help speed up the recovery time. 🌹 My favourite time to use this is in the morning because I keep it in the fridge and once applied I use my roller and this refreshes and wakens the skin.
THE YOPPA GARDEN-PURE BLOOD EX
My fav body lotion with wonderful scent😍😍😍
Johnson's MILK peach&apricot And we understand baby’s delicate skin loses moisture faster and more easily throughout the day. JOHNSON’S® baby milk lotion contains a rich combination of milk proteins plus essential vitamins to help complete skin nourishment. It is the safest baby lotion. By nourishing skin, it leaves it softer, smoother and healthier after the very first use. This fine soap contains milk proteins and vitamin E. It does not hurt eyes. Box says it is dermatologist and allergy tested. Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Etidronic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Milk Protein. The product comes in a white soft plastic tube (available in tubs also). It is a thick white cream which gets easily absorbed giving you a non-greasy yet moisturised finish. Firstly i bought it for my younger brother. It is great, leave my brother's skin very smooth and it is not sticky, it dries very fast and has a wonderful smell. It also helps with any rash caused by the diaper, and it's great on the knees after he has scratched them playing in the park so they won't be like the skin of a crocodile! Then i tried it on my sensitive skin. It has a soft clean scent. Super affordable watery texture and easy to wash. Wonderful in the winter for chapped skin, as one would never complain of “sting” as with other lotions! Pros: * A very good moisturiser. * Gets easily absorbed. Non-greasy. * Never broke me out. * Very good scent * Contains Vitamins A & E and milk protein which are good for skin. * Affordable. * Packaging is good. Can carry it in your purse easily. * Texture is thick and has a long staying power. * It is mainly a baby product, so no harmful chemicals. * Cons: It contains mineral oil, which I really don’t like much. Otherwise it is a very good product. What's your fav body lotion? Tell me below!👇