Pore Balance facial scrub !! Amazing❄️❄️❄️💧
Let’s talk about quality . This scrub really refines your pores . It heats up once applied to your face . I’ve seen a difference and I’ve been using for less than a week . It has AHAs that really help lift off all your dead skin. I love the eucalyptus peppermint scent it has and feeling it gives my face . I love using this product before bed time . Is it worth the money ? Yes . I’ve never seen a facial scrub work so efficiently . This is a keeper . Dark spots /hyperpigmentation then this is your friend . Trust me 💕🥰 OLE HENRIKSEN - Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub
Beauty products for uneven skin texture
Exfoliators for clogged pores
Deep clean clogged pores
Nov. 6, 2020
BASICS - Chemical vs Physical Exfoliants 🧼🧖🏼
Okay it’s time to talk about exfoliating! Chemical exfoliant has recently become more accessible and mainstream in the world of beauty, but before chemical exfoliants were seen outside of the walls of high-end salons I know we all had our favourite face scrubs 🧖🏿♀️ St. Ives, Clean & Clear, Fresh, they all had their own version of a sugar or walnut scrub.. but more and more we see products like this leaving store shelves. But why 🤔 Exfoliating your skin should be a non-negotiable in your routine! Clearing away the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin is a crucial step to help you skin generate new cells 🆕 As you clear away the dead skin cells not only are you encouraging new cells to form, but you are also brightening, smoothing, and cleansing your skin on a cellular level. Physical exfoliants like the two shown above promise to bring amazing results, when in reality they are actually creating little micro tears in your skin 🥵 By actually making the surface of your skin bumpier and more uneven, products like this trick you into purchasing more by making your skin worse in the long run. Often physical scrubs also include ingredients that are comedogenic, contribute to fungal acne, and fragrances which cause extra irritation. Now, if you’re looking to continue to exfoliate but are not sure where to start check out my tips below: • Struggling with surface-level issues (anti-aging, acne scarring, pigmentation issues, etc.) then try out an AHA based serum a few nights a week, my current favourite is The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA or The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution • Dealing with sub-surface issues (recurring acne and inflammation) then using a BHA serum or infused product might be the right route for you. CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser is a great face wash to try) or the DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask is a great once a week treatment. What is your exfoliant routine and what products bring you the best results? I am currently using DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum and DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask in my nighttime routine and loving the results!
🌋IS THIS SAUNA SCRUB JUST BOOGIE ST IVES?! 🌋
🌋Ohhh the horror, I never really thought about this much until yesterday when I was using this scrub and it occurred to me the little particles weren’t uniform, and I remembered watching a video of Dr.Shah putting the St. Ives scrub under a microscope showing that the microbeads weren’t uniform and some were even jagged that could be damaging to the skin. 🌋Anywayyyyys the TL:DR answer is NO, the OLE HENRIKSEN - Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub is not the same as ST. Ives - Acne Control Apricot Scrub . 🌋Sometimes, I just feel like I need a little texture. A gentle physical exfoliant, that is a little more satisfying then their straight chemical exfoliant counterparts. Especially in the morning if I’ve maybe over did it with the facial oil or moisturizer. With the cooler months rolling in especially, I’m grabbing the Sauna Scrub more and more for a quick spa like experience in the shower. 🌋I love the warming effects, that turns into a refreshing cool sensation. My skin always feels squeaky clean, and soft after this scrub. 🌋The particles are beneficial for luminous skin, the innate richness of volcanic black sand make it an excellent ingredient for skin purifying, detoxifying, anti-stress and contain protective properties to increase the natural defence of skin. 🌋This scrub also contains AHA’s - lactic and glycolic acid do you are getting the best of both exfoliant worlds. 🌋At $37 for a 3oz product, with a 12 month lifespan this will easily carry you through all your fall winter exfoliation needs. 🌋Now, where it loses a star for me is a couple things mid way down the ingredients list. Eucalyptus leaf oil, peppermint oil and limonene are all know skin irritants, so where I’m comfortable with this products those with really sensitive skin might not be. 🌋Another thing to remember, is with AHA’s present in the scrub it is super important that you slather on that SPF and keep that new skin looking firm and fresh ✨💛
Pore Minimizing 🍓 Face Wash
Fresh has always been a brand that I can count on, and I really have been enjoying using this cleanser 2x per week. First I want to point out two things that I think are really important before purchasing this. The first one is that this cleanser’s exfoliating particles are very small and dissolve with water quickly. If you’re looking for a very exfoliating cleanse, then this isn’t the product for you. Secondly, this smells so yummy and sweet but for people with sensitive skin I can definitely see this product giving a bad reaction so proceed with caution. I enjoy the way this exfoliating cleanser gently buffs away dead skin and the strawberry really tightens my pores without leaving my face feeling dry. It is a slightly runny cleanser but you only need a little bit to get a great clean. I would recommend this and the packaging is super cute too! fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash
fresh-Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash
Dermalogica is so innovative when it comes to skincare. This exfoliator is different from the rest, there are fine rice beads, making this product conscious of environmental waste. However most of the exfoliation comes from the chemicals which don’t scratch, tear or harm the surface of the skin, this exfoliator gives you a polished look and feel. My skin feels refreshed, and healthy after using this product at night. I notice my skin tone is evened and brightened. Plus this product is excellent for sensitive skin, as mentioned above, this won’t scratch and wear out the surface of my skin, instead it aids to decongest and brighten! dermalogica - Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator
dermalogica-Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator
Sand and Sky Exfoliator for Oil Control
SAND&SKY - Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment Sand and Sky Exfoliating Scrub For Oil Control This is a great scrub to help with oil control. This is is a quick and easy exfoliating scrub to help with congestion’s, oiliness and overall brightness. This uses Australian pink clay, bamboo extract, macadamia oil, and more to help gently exfoliate, eliminate oil and brighten. This is also a gentle scrub that’s not too abrasive on the skin. This can be used once a twice a week - but I would recommend just once. There isn’t much scent either! My experience with this mask is pleasant. I find that this is a great and refreshing mask that also used clay to help clear out your pores or gunk. I have always had my reservations about physical exfoliants because I feel the can be so abrasive! But this treatment feels so refreshing and cleansing on my skin. I love this in the morning after using a acid or a retinol the night before because it helps really brush away all the dead skin cells! I think if you have sensitive skin, it’s always important to patch test with this as well just to be sure! The scent is basically nothing and the texture really does feel nice (reminds me of mint chocolate chip). I would definitely recommend this to my friends and others to give it a try! It’s super important to still exfoliate in some way or form to ensure we are keeping a fresh pallet for our skin! Also - this goes for $42.90 which is pretty steep for a scrub but I really enjoy it and would suggest someone to use!
SAND&SKY-Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment
i love exfoliKate! but it only gets 4/5 stars...
... because it’s so dang expensive! i was lucky to get this trial size in a Sephora promotion I am always SO sad when a product i LOVE and want to own costs an absolute ton of money. let me introduce you to Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment an AMAZING product for pores, dullness, acne, and scarring. It is $85 for 2oz. ($43 per oz) Theres also a value size of $175 for 5 oz ($35 per oz) and a mini of $24 for 0.5 oz, ($48 per oz). a little doesnt go too far with this either, but its only supposed to be a weekly/biweekly product. usage this is a leave on mask product that also has a physical exfoliant you can rub into your skin. the maximum time is supposed to be two minutes, and you can feel stinging/tingling when the mask is on. I like to use it post or during my shower! ingredients - papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin enzymes to promote gentle exfoliation - lactic acid: AHA to exfoliate by dissolving bonds between skin cells - salicylic acid: BHA to exfoliate by dissolving oil - silica: skin smoooother - aloe vera, honey and vitamin E to sooth your exfoliated skin thoughts do i want to buy it? YES. can i afford it? NO. I’m going to keep my eye out for the sale!
Kate Somerville-ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
Gimme More for my Pore!
This is Sooo cool!( and Warm! Lol) Y’all this guy was made to be Warm as you hit it to your skin, but as soon as you rinse, a Very cool sensation hits your skin to refine your pores and -lift and loosen- dead skin cells. My boyfriend actually has used ALL of what I bought so I guess he enjoys it as much as I do lol and trust me he’s minimal on his skincare routine (he’s getting there!) If you have larger pores like me (especially around my nose) this is what it is targeted for and the Exact reason as to why I picked it up. I’ve used it a few times and def less than my bf but am Def picking it up again as I noticed there was a reduction in my pores (even w my magnifying mirror lol) and to see my bf happy about a product made me happy as well. If you have sensitive skin I’d be careful w how much you scrub and how long you keep it on but other than that it’s for Everyone! I’ve learned it’s been inspired by Scandinavian Spa’s to be used as both Mental and Physical relaxation which we all can appreciate! Lol. For $28 for 3 oz its def cheaper than having to book a trip to Scandinavia lol!!! OLE HENRIKSEN - Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub
OLE HENRIKSEN-Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub
neutrogena deep clean gentle scrub
key ingredients: citric acid - citric acid is effective for sloughing off dead skin cells and speeding new cell turnover. this ingredient can promote new skin growth that can alleviate the appearance of acne scars, minor wrinkles, uneven skin tone/texture, hyperpigmentation, and age spots. salicylic acid - salicylic acid is proven to be an effective skin care ingredient because of the way it penetrates into the skin and dissolves any debris inside your pores. it’s also naturally derived from willow bark which is known to heal and soothe. this acid can also help with any inflammation and redness of a blemish. what it claims to do: neutrogena’s deep clean gentle scrub claims to gently exfoliate the skin with microbeads. the beta hydroxy helps to clean deep into the pores for soft and smooth skin. neutrogena’s description of this product claims that, “Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub is the daily cleansing scrub with beta hydroxy proven to clean deep down into your pores, yet is gentle enough to use every day. Skin looks and feels soft and smooth after just one use.” my experience: this product was pretty effective for exfoliating and removing the dead skin cells off of my face since it is formulated with a beta hydroxy acid formula (bha - which is the salicylic acid). i used this scrub everyday for about 2 weeks straight until i noticed that it started leaving a tight feeling on my face after usage (although this is labeled as a “gentle scrub”). i found this to be a bit too harsh for everyday use on my skin, but that might just be because i have sensitive skin). instead of using this everyday, i limited my usage of this product to about 2-3 days every week. after using this algorithm, my skin felt smooth and soft after without the tight feeling that i was experiencing before. i also noticed that this helped remove and reduce the appearance of some of my blackheads. Neutrogena - Gentle Scrub Oil Free
Neutrogena-Gentle Scrub Oil Free
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