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Why You Should Be Exfoliating Once a Week 🖤

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Mallory
Exfoliation is the process where we remove dead skin from the surface of our skin. It is so important to remove these dead skin cells so they don’t build up. If they do it’s very easy for sebum to get trapped underneath without being able to escape which in turn causes break outs. It also creates a barrier where your products don’t properly penetrate the skin making them less effective than they could be. I have oily yet dehydrated acne prone skin so my favorite way to exfoliate is to use Glycolic Acid. It is an AHA which helps loosen up the bonds that keep dead skin cells on the face. It also has the ability to really get down in the follicle and loosen up any built up sebum that could lead to break outs making it great for oily or acne prone skin. So far my favorite product with this ingredient is the StriVectin - Glycolic Skin Reset Mask
. It’s really pricy at $59 but I’ve seen really good results using this weekly. ALWAYS read the instructions on the back when working with acids. I only leave this mask on for 5 minutes once a week. The first time I used this it felt a little uncomfortable but it’s something your skin has to get used to if you’re new to acids (I would also always patch test when using acids). I’ve been using this weekly for months (a little goes a long way) and I barely have break outs anymore. A lot of texture has left my face and it’s super smooth. Another cheaper option is the pixi - Glow Tonic
and the pixi - Glow Glycolic Boost Brightening Face Mask Sheet
. This is a leave on treatment I would do after my cleanser. They advertise it for daily use but I wouldn’t purely for the fact this dried my face out if I used it daily. I did see decent results with it but it wasn’t worth the continued use. It also has a lot of fragrance as well that I’m not a fan of for leave on products. If you have sensitive skin a more gentle option is the GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask
. I absolutely love this for night time. If you have oily skin like me you can get away with using this as your moisturizer. If you don’t and still want to use it I would recommend this be the last step before your moisturizer so it can still penetrate the skin and your moisturizer locks the product in. It’s a very unique textured gel moisturizer. For me personally it doesn’t feel sticky or tacky once it’s absorbed but you do have to work the product in til it is absorbed. It’s super gentle and can be used nightly. It does have fragrance (which smells like amazing jolly ranchers) but with its Clean At Sephora seal it has less than 1% fragrance which I’m okay with unlike the Pixi Toner. There are definitely other exfoliating acids out there (like lactic or malic) but for oily, acne prone skin I prefer glycolic. If you have any questions about acids please let me know 🖤 and always patch test before you use them as well as read the instructions!
May 21, 2020
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AnniBananiHavent used any pixi products before, which one would u recommend x
Aug. 7, 2020·1 like
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MallorySo I’m on their PR list and I’ve gotten to try out a lot by them and I’m not the hugest fan. I really like their eye patches and that’s about it. For the money you can find better quality skincare in the drugstore.
Aug. 7, 2020
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Battle of the Glycolic Mask 🖤 Wash Off vs Sheet
Exfoliation is everything! Personally, I prefer chemical exfoliators over physical ones. They are a lot more gentle on the skin and more effective! They help slough off those dead skin cells so your products are more effective. They also get rid of the places dirt, debris, and sebum hid under and clean out the pores so you’re less acne prone. With having oily skin glycolic acid is my favorite. This one removes the outer most layer of dead skin to reveal brighter, fresher skin. It’s used to treat scarring, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging. My favorite glycolic acid product is the StriVectin - Glycolic Skin Reset Mask . This mask has a light, cream consistency that you apply to the face, leave on for 5 minutes (Seriously. No longer. I always set a timer), and wash off. I feel like this is one of the stronger products I’ve used. The first time my face was a little red (but faded quickly) but as I continued to use it weekly it wasn’t anymore. You just have to be careful to only leave it on for 5 minutes because you don’t want to chemically burn your face. It’s always left my face smooth, brighter, and has helped get rid of a lot of hyperpigmentation I have from healed acne break outs. It’s quite expensive though at $59 but I do find it’s worth it. I’ve yet to find a product that’s so effective. You only need a little bit and I’ve had this for months and I’ve barely made a dent. While going through my skincare stock pile I came across some pixi - Glow Glycolic Boost Brightening Face Mask Sheet I had. I wanted to give them a shot since I had had them so long. This mask comes in a 3 pack for $10. This claims the same as the Strivectin, to exfoliate the skin to bring forth a brighter, more even complexion. It’s in a sheet mask form and was easy to apply onto the skin. It does have a weird soapy smell which I’m not a fan of. After 15 minutes I removed it but I still had product left on my face that hadn’t absorbed. I’m not the hugest fan of these because it didn’t really do much for my skin. I didn’t see much of a difference and in order to see a difference I would have to spend so much on masks in order to do it weekly. My skin felt the same whereas the Strivectin I can definitely see and feel how soft my skin is. Even though the Strivectin is more expensive I would recommend it more. It’s a stronger, more effective formula and in the long run will save your more money because you can get more out of the bottle than you can the masks. I also prefer the mask form compared to the sheet mask because it’s quicker and less messy. 5 minutes and you’re done compared to the sheet mask where it’s 15 minutes, you have to lay down or it slides off, and you have all that extra packaging to dispose of.
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Mallory
Sheet Masks
pixi - Glow Glycolic Boost Brightening Face Mask Sheet Product Functions: Herbal extracts, collagen, peptides, glycolic acid and more help brighten and improve skin elasticity! Product Type concerns: Safe for all skin types! Super short and clean ingredient list. And that is saying a lot because I typically steer clear of some pixie products due to fragrances they use, however this one seems good! Texture/Consistency: This was hard to photograph, as it is a sheet mask! However the liquid the mask is soaked in is super hydrating. Bit more viscous than water, but a watery texture! Thoughts: I love that this is easy to find! This is one of my go tos! I’m a big fan of sheet masks! They help me get the moisture/hydration my skin craves. Especially in winter! I have many more I need/want to try, so I’m not repurchasing these yet..however I definitely will! Great, easy to find mask for anyone!
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DesV
Inspired by Caroline Hirons
Happy New Year! In December I read Caroline Hiron’s book “Skincare a No NonSense Guide”. See earlier post for a review (I definitely recommend the read!). In her book she lays out the basics for creating a skincare routine. I am 35 with dry, normal skin. My concerns are preventing fine lines & wrinkles, dullness, dark circles, and hyperpigmentation. Here’s her basics for an AM Routine: 1. Cleanse A recent trend has been that you don’t need to wash your face in the morning. Instead you should look for a gentle cleanser. She also suggests staying away from foaming cleanser (these contain Sulfates) CLINIQUE - CLINIQUE Liquid Facial Soap I bought this Jumbo Clinique Facial Soap on sale in the summer and I’m still slowly working through it. It is gentle. However, after starting my clean skincare journey I found it has sulfates (second ingredient), TEA, and PEGs. I will swap for a “clean” soap when I finish it. (See my clean skincare posts for more info) 2. Exfoliate Caroline recommends using toners to exfoliate. Buy two acids a gentler and a stronger and rotate them. I’ve learned I like serums better for exfoliating, but I have started rotating two Pixi toners (see post for longer review) pixi - Glow Tonic pixi - Milky Tonic 3. Spray Mist She suggests to look for a mist with glyercin or hyalonic acid or rose water. Or use a hydrating toner I’ve been using The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for this step. A very affordable hyaluronic acid that won an Allure Beauty Award. Do you use a facial mist? What do you recommend? 4. Eye cream Many people say eye cream should be after serums & moisturizer, but says it should be first to act as a barrier for the eye area. The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG See my previous post for full review. I’ve been using this to target my dark circles, but haven’t noticed much difference. 5. Serums / oils This step is where you should target your concerns (i.e., hyperpigmentation). I love Vitamin C serum for the AM. VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum This is a great drugstore Vitamin C serum. I’ve noticed my skin is brighter and more radiant! See earlier post for more info. 6. Moisturize CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Hydrating Lotion I got this as a reward from Clinique and really like it for a daytime moisturizer. If you are a fan of their Moisture Surge line you will like this. It leaves my skin feeling very hydrated. With this concentrate you use less and it absorbs easily quicker. But from a “clean” beauty perspective it contains dyes. 7. SPF And finally always SPF. ICLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 25 This is a great BB cream with SPF, light coverage, and moisturizing This routine leaves me feeling great even without putting on anymore make-up
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PamelaSargent
Pixi Toner Review
I recently picked up this Pixi toner pack from Shoppers Drug Mart. I’d heard good reviews of the Pixi Glow Tonic but wanted to also get a hydrating toner, so that I could alternate based on how my skin was feeling or if I would using any other acids in my routine that day. This multipack retails for $30CAD but was on sale for $22.49. If you live in Canada, Shoppers is also great because you can take advantage of 20x the PC points days which give you 30% back in points! The pack includes 40ml of the Glow Tonic, 40ml Milky Tonic, and 40ml of the Retinol Tonic. The 100ml bottles sell for $20, so this pack on sale is a little bit of a deal. What are you opinions on toners? I’m starting to feel it is an extra step in my routine that I could cut out. pixi - Glow Tonic This is an alcohol free toner that has 5% glycolic acid. It accelerates cell renewal to reveal brighter, glowing skin. It also includes ginseng for circulation, aloe vera to sooth and hydrate, and witch hazel. It is gentle enough to use daily. It has less than 1% fragrance (this is Sephora’s standard to be allowed for their Clean seal). However, I find the fragrance strong and unnecessary. It has a soft floral scent that I find out of place for the toner. I would rate this 3.5 stars if I could. I like the ingredient list. I haven’t noticed any irritation. I’m not a fan of the fragrance, and haven’t seen any noticeable improvements in glow, nothing compared to a Vitamin C serum or lactic acid serum pixi - Milky Tonic This is a calming and hydrating toner that is infused with oat extract to soothe. It also includes chamomile, jojoba seed extract, hyaluronic acid, lipids, and lots of fruit extracts . It is alcohol and paraben free. I don’t see fragrance listed on the ingredients but it has the same soft floral scent of the Glow Tonic. It also has PEGs. I would also give this one 3.5 stars for the same reasons as the Glow Tonic. pixi - Retinol Tonic I haven’t tried this toner yet, as Im breastfeeding, so staying away from retinol. I’ll save it for later. I wouldn’t have bought this toner as a standalone, because even when I start to use retinol I would use it as a serum or cream and I would invest in a good science based brand. This toner has time release retinol and antioxidants. It has peptides, hyaluronic acid, jasmine, and rosemary. It is paraben free, but it contains PEGs. It can used twice daily, so I’m sure very little retinol. Overall, Pixi has a good selection of toners, but I wasn’t blown away. And if you don’t like fragranced skincare I would suggest avoiding. I don’t think I’ll repurchase.
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PamelaSargent
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Why you should choose chemical exfoliation 🖤
Exfoliation is such an important, and sometimes over looked part of a skincare routine. You need to get rid of the dead skin cells in order for the new, fresh ones to shine through. You also want to eliminate any spaces for sebum to hide under which is turn clogs the follicle and results in acne. 9 times out of 10 I will always recommend a chemical exfoliator. Unlike physical exfoliators, which use scrubs to slough off the dead skin, chemical exfoliator use acids or enzymes to loosen the bonds between cells so they can easily be washed away. Physical exfoliators often contain harsh ingredients, like walnut shell powder, that can create micro tears in the skin. It’s also very easy to go overboard with. With a chemical exfoliator as long as you’re using it properly they are a lot gentler. I have oily skin so I prefer glycolic acid (if you have dry you might prefer lactic acid). I always exfoliate my face once a week with glycolic acid. My personal favorite right now is the StriVectin - Glycolic Skin Reset Mask . After cleansing my skin I apply the mask and leave on for 5 minutes at least once a week. With this mask my skin always feels a lot smoother afterwards. I’ve seen a good reduction in the texture of my skin. Exfoliating once a week will help your skincare work even better since it doesn’t have layers of dead skin to go through. It helps those with acne prone skin because you don’t have places for sebum to get trapped and it will also help even out any post acne hyperpigmentation. If you’re just wanting to get into chemical exfoliating I would definitely do research on it first. Always do a patch test to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction and work your way up to it slowly. Always follow the directions as well so you don’t burn your face. I say do it once a week and see how your skin feels because there is such a thing as too much exfoliation. Also, when you do exfoliate don’t put anything harsh on the skin afterwards as it’s going to penetrate deeper than it normally would with the fresh skin.
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Mallory
Battle of the Glycolic Mask 🖤 Wash Off vs Sheet
Exfoliation is everything! Personally, I prefer chemical exfoliators over physical ones. They are a lot more gentle on the skin and more effective! They help slough off those dead skin cells so your products are more effective. They also get rid of the places dirt, debris, and sebum hid under and clean out the pores so you’re less acne prone. With having oily skin glycolic acid is my favorite. This one removes the outer most layer of dead skin to reveal brighter, fresher skin. It’s used to treat scarring, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging. My favorite glycolic acid product is the StriVectin - Glycolic Skin Reset Mask . This mask has a light, cream consistency that you apply to the face, leave on for 5 minutes (Seriously. No longer. I always set a timer), and wash off. I feel like this is one of the stronger products I’ve used. The first time my face was a little red (but faded quickly) but as I continued to use it weekly it wasn’t anymore. You just have to be careful to only leave it on for 5 minutes because you don’t want to chemically burn your face. It’s always left my face smooth, brighter, and has helped get rid of a lot of hyperpigmentation I have from healed acne break outs. It’s quite expensive though at $59 but I do find it’s worth it. I’ve yet to find a product that’s so effective. You only need a little bit and I’ve had this for months and I’ve barely made a dent. While going through my skincare stock pile I came across some pixi - Glow Glycolic Boost Brightening Face Mask Sheet I had. I wanted to give them a shot since I had had them so long. This mask comes in a 3 pack for $10. This claims the same as the Strivectin, to exfoliate the skin to bring forth a brighter, more even complexion. It’s in a sheet mask form and was easy to apply onto the skin. It does have a weird soapy smell which I’m not a fan of. After 15 minutes I removed it but I still had product left on my face that hadn’t absorbed. I’m not the hugest fan of these because it didn’t really do much for my skin. I didn’t see much of a difference and in order to see a difference I would have to spend so much on masks in order to do it weekly. My skin felt the same whereas the Strivectin I can definitely see and feel how soft my skin is. Even though the Strivectin is more expensive I would recommend it more. It’s a stronger, more effective formula and in the long run will save your more money because you can get more out of the bottle than you can the masks. I also prefer the mask form compared to the sheet mask because it’s quicker and less messy. 5 minutes and you’re done compared to the sheet mask where it’s 15 minutes, you have to lay down or it slides off, and you have all that extra packaging to dispose of.
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Mallory
I Promised a Skin Update, Right?!? 😧☺️💕
So, a couple posts ago I promised that I would post an updated photo of my skin and how it’s been holding up since starting my new Winter Skincare Routine. ❄️ 🤓 Products Being Used: 🤫 Cleaners: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser insta natural - Vitamin C Cleanser, Anti-Aging (Anti aging and Brightening Cleanser. Leave you with a glow 😍) Toner: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner (Helps with texture of skin as well as pores. Very strong* so I recommend going slow at first) Mask On: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask (perfect for supple skin and hydration 💫) Moisturize: belif - The True Cream Aqua Bomb (for those dryer days/nights💧) Protect: OLAY - Complete Lotion All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 15 for Sensitive Skin (this is my current go to sunscreen. But I would Love to find a new option 😎) Now, I’m fully aware that my skin is far from perfect. But when I first started my Cherie, my skin was going LOCO . But with lots of patience and self care, my skin has come a LONG way and I’m so proud of myself. 😩👽🤟🏾 In this photo collage, I don’t have on ANY makeup. It’s all skin and all me. I’m still working on my pores and dark spots/marks. But my texture has improved immensely. 🦋🧡💓 If you guys have any tips please feel free to share in the comments! Chow 💋
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CallMeSuzie
Youth to the People Dry Skin Set
I recently bought the dry skin set from youth to the people during their 25% off Black Friday sale and they continue to just be the best indie brand out there in my opinion and one of my top 5 brands out there too. First off glass packaging? Great for the environment because you can reuse it for whatever, I might try growing some plants in there even. Now onto the products Kombucha toner- now this one I haven’t formed a full opinion yet because it takes awhile to notice a difference with this baby but so far so good! It’s incredibly gentle I only felt some tingling the first two times I used it and I didn’t really notice that much of a difference in my maskacne but like I said I will keep using it to find out, I do notice glowing skin in the morning which is a bonus! And for the smell it smells like maple to me, I don’t like it but I don’t hate it and the smell goes away so no harm no foul The Adaptogen cream- now I can see why so many people raved about this baby, it’s so silky and hydrating! It smells like nothing in my opinion and because I have dry skin I just use a bit more whereas if someone with oily skin used this I’d say use a small amount. But honestly such a winner the ingredients are to die for! Keeps my face moisturized all day long even under a mask! Super berry glow dream mask- now I’ve reviewed this before but I will review it again because it’s such a winner! It honestly works wonders over night paired with the oil because my oncoming acne or acne scars just disappear. And smells like a light citrus scent I want to say, I’m not sure but it’s a good one. Super berry glow oil- like I said pair this one with the overnight mask and you will be a glowing sun beam when you wake up, keeps you hydrated sooo well! Like I said I use this at night especially after wearing a mask all day but you can wear this duo morning and night 5/5 for the whole set, amazing products. I only have the kombucha toner a 4 because I haven’t been using it that long but it’s all been good so far. If you’ve been checking out youth to the people for awhile this is your sign to buy a product! Specifically when Sephora has another sale or wait next year for the youth to the people Black Friday sale ( they only have sales once a year 😢). But definitely recommend this company so much!
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caseynygaard530
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I'm really a HUGE fan of PIXI...
Pixi is a British niche brand which has a light, elegant floral aroma. The packaging looks very refreshing and summery! Let me introduce you to a few products I bought: pixi - Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel This is my first time using a gel facial cleanser. It cleanses just moderately, but it's very gentle and doesn't leave your skin feeling tightened. pixi - Glow Tonic I love it! It's a must-have for double cleansing! Normally I'll use it as a toner mask for one to two minutes then wipe it off. It feels very refreshing and it also exfoliates. I don't recommend girls with sensitive skin to use it every day. pixi - Glow Tonic It's a small bottle with a dropper, which makes it more hygienic. The texture is a little sticky, but it absorbs pretty quickly. Using it on top of another base serum is even more hydrating. pixi - Phenomenal Gel I don't usually use heavy facial creams in summer, so a lotion is just right. It doesn't ball up when I use this product with sunscreen and foundation. Pixi On-The-Glow Multi-Use Moisture Stick It looks a lot like lipstick. According to the official website, it contains vitamin D2 and imparts a glowing effect on your complexion while protecting your skin. However, I haven't figured out where I can incorporate it into my skincare routine.
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nana123
Empty and bummed
So in my last post I stated that I didn’t think there was any Pixi products that I did not like with the exception of one. The Glow tonic cleansing gel is one that I will not be re-purchasing. The glow gel is meant to be used morning and night daily your place small amounts of damp skin massage only for 30 seconds rinse clean and pack dry. Now I’m not sure if it’s this brand or if it’s a cleansing gel‘s from different brands but I’ve never really cared for any of them.I don’t feel that this truly clean my skin like it needed to be because every time I used it I would also have to double cleanse . I will not be re-purchasing this one.
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Alcohols in skincare; the good, bad, and ugly
Alcohols in skincare; the good, bad, and ugly
Something I’ve encountered a lot lately at work is misinformation about alcohol in skincare. It’s definitely a myth that all alcohol is bad alcohol. I want to shed a little bit of light on bad alcohols and good alcohols in skincare. The Bad: The most common bad alcohol you’ll encounter in skincare is denatured alcohol. If you see this in the first few ingredients... run! The CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 3 is an example of this as it is the second ingredient! *in most cases the higher up something is on the ingredient list the more concentrated it is* You may think you’re seeing instant results with this (especially if you have oily skin) but what it’s really doing is stripping your skin and preventing it from preforming it’s natural functions. This will cause dryness, possible irritation, and will wreck your moisture barrier over time. Another example of this ingredient is the exuviance - Resurfacing Glycolic Wash. More examples of bad alcohols in skincare are isopropyl alcohol, methanol, SD alcohol, and ethanol. If you see these just put the product down, it’s not worth it. The Good: Now at this point you might be thinking that all alcohol is bad in skincare but that’s totally not the case!! There are actually really good alcohols that can really benefit your skin. These are considered fatty alcohols. They help draw in and hold moisture. The most common ones you’ll see are cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, glycol, and cetearyl alcohol. A HUGE favorite of mine lately has been the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask which includes cetyl alcohol, glycol, and cetearyl alcohol. My skin has been really going through it lately with wearing my mask and I noticed how it felt very dry and irritated. I immediately went out and purchased this mask to help soothe (it also contains colloidal oatmeal) and hydrate my skin. It has a thicker, cream consistency with those oatmeal chunks all throughout. When I say this nourished, soothed, and hydrated my skin better than anything I’ve ever used I really mean it. This mask has been a blessing. The fatty alcohols help draw in that moisture and lock it in making it perfect for those with all skin types (but especially dry and combo). It also doesn’t contain any dyes or fragrances making it perfect for sensitive skin. So long story short not all alcohols are bad alcohols. You just have to be careful and read the label to see what’s really in a product. If anyone has any questions please let me know 🖤
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#waterwednesday ft. My @earthharbor collection i
#waterwednesday ft. My @earthharbor collection i
I came across earth harbor about 3 months ago and I immediately wanted to try every product. That’s when I bought their radiance reveal kit & glow on kit. I’ve been on cloud 9 ever since as you can see my collection has grown quite a bit! If you don’t know what @earthharbor is here’s a little insight: ✨ natural + non-toxic & cruelty free (did I mention plant based 🌱) ✨ made without synthetics, toxins, fillers, and mineral oils (just to name a few) ✨ the founder Ali believes in giving all of her customers ethical, sustainable, and scientific based products. Every single one of her products are so unique and there’s something for everyone! Earth harbor is truly such an amazing brand and I am so proud to support them as they grow 💕 *Disclaimer I am an ambassador but I did become one after I fell in love with their products. Also bought all of these products myself because I truly do love them. * Stay tuned for ever more earth harbor goodies (I have a few on the way 😉) EARTH HARBOR - ALOHA LOVE Nourishing Cream Cleanser EARTH HARBOR - MARINA Biome Brightening Ampoule EARTH HARBOR - Namaste Adaptogen Clarity Ampoule EARTH HARBOR - Sunshine Dew Antioxidant Cleansing Oil EARTH HARBOR - GLOW JUICE Refining Enzyme Mask EARTH HARBOR - Celestine Hydra-Plumping Peptide Serum EARTH HARBOR - TIDAL ROSE Crystal Hydration Toner
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NECESSITIES: Skincare the Korean Way
NECESSITIES: Skincare the Korean Way
I was asked on Twitter to do product reviews regarding my Korean skincare, so I was thinking, “Hey, why not put it on Cherie as well?”. Not all of my followers use Cherie and not a lot of people know me on Cherie, but hopefully if you come across this somehow, you can take something away from this post. Because I have so many products I’m going to do this in waves: - Necessities - Acne Gods - Exfoliators - Cleansers - Lip Care - Highschool Carry Ons - The God of All Serums - Face Masks This round is Necessities! I will be going over the products I use on a daily basis without fail. Even if I wake up a few minutes late, I can get this simple routine done in about 5-7 minutes. Super easy right? I am going to do this in order that I use them. First is Soo'AE - HEMP DREAMS CLEANSING OIL . This is my first step after makeup removal. I don’t normally use a lot of makeup or any makeup for that matter, so I can usually go straight to an oil cleanser. A good oil cleanser should be deep cleansing and hydrating, they should be essentially melting all the makeup and nasty that makeup remover doesn’t get. SooAe, an Korean-American skincare brand has released this cleansing oil which uses Hemp seed oil in order to do a deep cleaning and hydrate at the same time. All I do is take a pump of this, massage it into my face, then massage in some warm water. The cleansing oil should turn a milky white once the water is introduced. Following an oil cleanser, I ALWAYS have to go in with another non-oil based cleanser. I like foam cleansers because they tend to be water based and they are really light and airy. NATURE REPUBLIC - Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser is perfect for what I need. As I have normal skin type (thank you 엄마 mom and 아빠 dad!!), I am all about hydrating and protecting. The aloe very has a soothing effect and most definitely leaves my skin nice and restored by the end. This cleanser also doesn’t leave any makeup or nasty in your pores. On a good day, I would do a triple cleanse and follow up with a pore cleansing foam or my weekly exfoliating cleanser, but this is bare necessities. That being said, following my double cleansing method, I follow up with LANEIGE - Essential Power Skin Toner for Normal to Dry Skin . Anyone who knows me knows I swear my entire life by Laneige. The reason is because of their HUGE selection of water based skincare. The Essential Power Skin Toner is super refreshing and acts as a third cleanser while also replenishing moisture. Keyword here is MOISTURE!!! Most toners tend to dry out the skin, but Laneige doesn’t disappoint and hydrates like no other. Of course, following any good toner should be an essence. I use LANEIGE - Water Bank Hydro Essence . It not only boosts hydration, but it locks in any moisture in your skin and prepares your skin to absorb any serums, essential oils, or face mask/packs that you use after. Even if you don’t use oils, serums, masks, etc. using essence before eye cream and even simple moisturizer will prepare your skin for an ultra hydration party. Normally, I would use serums and a face mask/pack, but since the clock is ticking before I have to leave the house, I’m going to skip straight to eye cream. Eye cream is NOT ONLY FOR AGING ADULTS! Eye cream/gels are used to treat and maintain the skin around our eyes. The skin around our eyes are the weakest, thinnest, and most sensitive skin on our bodies, so we need to take really really good care of it. Another product of LANEIGE - Water Bank Eye Gel . I was born with the typical Asian eyes which are on the smaller side, so when I am tired and my eyes are a bit swollen, my eyes look 10x smaller. Not the prettiest thing to look at. This eye gel is not only light and hydrating, but it also has a cooling effect which wakes me up a bit. Following this, I use the LANEIGE - Water Bank Hydrating Gel . Since I moved from Korea, I can’t seem to find this in the States, so I have my grandparents bring this over for me when they come for their visits. With this, a little goes a long way, so despite the small size, it hydrates and leaves your skin looking plump and glowy all day long. While I brush my teeth and last minute pack my school bag, I let the two Water Bank gels fully absorb and then follow up with AHC - Natural Perfecting Double Shield Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ with a SPF of 50+. You should use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 no matter the weather forecast is. If you are going outside and the sun is out, put on the damn sunscreen. Your skin will thank you later. There are a number of reasons I recommend this. The first one being that it is a sunscreen and a color corrected all in one. I tend to pink really easily, and not a cute blush. I mean the pink where you low key look like a lobster the minute you go into the sun for more than 10 minutes. Since the color of the sunstuck is green, it naturally cancels out the redness. The other reason I recommend this is because it is so much easier and portable than suncreams/screens. It’s a stick that can be easily tossed into my bag when I need to put more sunscreen on (you should put reapply sunscreen after about 2 hours). Last big reason I like this is because it doesn’t leave that oily looking residue and it doesn’t become sticky and nasty when you sweat. The last of the Water Bank line and the Necessities lineup is the LANEIGE - Water Bank Hydrating Gel , which also has a cooling effect and can be put over sunscreen to give your skin that extra glow. I’m telling you, if you keep using this gel, your skin will be baby smooth within a week or two. Admittedly, some of these products are on the pricier side, but the results are worth the extra 5-7 bucks you will pay, plus, with these product, a lot goes a long way. All of the Laneige gels last me a good 6-7 months each and the toner and essence lasts me nearly an entire year. Keep in mind that I follow this skincare routine twice a day/everyday. That’s a lot longer than most products last, so consider throwing in a bit more money for a lot of results~ I hope you learned a lot from this post and were able to benefit from my reviews. I will continue with the waves and hopefully I will get through every wave my the end of next week.
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eunjoopark17
Essential Power Skin Toner for Normal to Dry Skin
LANEIGE-Essential Power Skin Toner for Normal to Dry Skin
😱😱😱My blackheads and acnes disappeared in just two weeks, thanks to...
😱😱😱My blackheads and acnes disappeared in just two weeks, thanks to...
Recently I found three products that really suit combo-oily skin with acnes and blackheads. pixi - Glow Tonic I recommend this as an entry level acid for non-sensitive, dry, oily and combination-oily skin, and I recommend using it at night. It has a lightweight and watery texture, and if you use it every night by gently wiping it across the skin with cotton pads one to two times, you'll see your blackheads and acnes disappear in just two weeks. I always keep an extra bottle of this toner with me. It contains 5% glycolic acid, ginseng, aloe vera extract and other ingredients which help to reduce blackheads, acne, and other skin problems as well as resurface the skin, leaving you with smooth skin. After using acids, try to use a moisturizing and hydrating serum or facial cream because the skin becomes dry after using acids. KORRES - Hydra Biome Probiotic Superdose Face Mask With Real Greek Yoghurt It has a yogurt texture with a pleasant milky scent. I normally apply a thick layer of it after using the Pixi Glow Tonic, then wipe it off with a wet cotton tissue after 10 minutes. It leaves you with instantly hydrated skin. It contains Greek yogurt, probiotics and other ingredients which hydrate by releasing a boost of moisture over 48 hours, restore and improve the skin barrier, soothe skin, and balance the skin's pH. KORRES - Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Probiotic Gel-Cream This is a yogurt texture facial cream which focuses on moisturizing, hydrating, restoration, stabilizing, and anti-inflammation. It's oily, combination-oily and sensitive skin friendly, and I find that it's easily absorbed, refreshing, and moisturizing. With combination-oily skin, I'm really glad that I found another affordable facial cream besides Sisley Paris Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream. What do you think of either product? Tell me below!
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luckyzihlal
Glow Tonic
pixi-Glow Tonic
💫 my nighttime routine for brighter skin
💫 my nighttime routine for brighter skin
Brighter skin is just 5 minutes (and some 💤s) away. I do this yttp routine a couple nights per week and always wake up feeling brighter and so hydrated. My favorite thing about it is so quick and easy so there’s no excuse to skip it. 1) cleanse with YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser - I wrote a review on this previously if you want to learn more! 2) tone with YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner - this is more of an acid treatment, formulated with 8% lactic and 3% glycolic acid that help break down dead skin cells. Its great for minimizing pores and dullness which are two of my main skin concerns. It’s fairly gentle, but they do recommend starting it only 2-3 days a week and working your way up. This product is also best for nights since the AHAs can increase sun sensitivity. I let it sit on my face for 1-2 minutes to really let the acids do their thing before moving on. 3) treat with YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask - this thick sleep mask is packed with antioxidants like vitamin c and squalane to boost hydration. I like to massage this in for 20-30 seconds to help it adsorb better. It’s suuuper thick and a little bit goes a long way. This mask has a light fruity scent that is to die for. For an extra boost of glowy hydration I also mix 3-4 drops of YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil into the mask before I put it on. The glow oil has a similar scent to the mask and is also packed with squalane, vitamin c, and hydrating ingredients like prickly pear.
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GlowK
Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner
My Basic Oily Skin Routine 🖤✨
My Basic Oily Skin Routine 🖤✨
Step 1: Cleanse Cleansing is so important in skincare! If you don’t cleanse your skin properly your skincare isn’t going to be as effective and you aren’t going to see the results you want. I usually remove my make up with a make up removing balm (hello double cleansing method!) and then I go in with the FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser . I prefer gel cleansers for oily skin because they lift away dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin without completely stripping it like foam cleansers can. It’s effective yet gentle. With this you only need a little bit and it takes off the last remaining bits of my make up. Step 2: Tone Toners are light weight liquids that prep the skin for the rest of your routine. They can provide essential ingredients and help hydrate the skin. The GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner is the only toner that has agreed with my skin. When choosing a toner you want to stay away from ones with alcohol or fragrance. Both can dry out and irritate the skin. Thankfully this one contains neither. This toner specifically promotes bright, even skin tone with less visible pores. The main ingredients is niacinamide (which I’ll go more into in the next step) which is my holy grail ingredient for oily skin. It also includes arbutin and licorice root extract to help to sooth inflammation and reduce pigmentation. This works for me because it adds a layer of hydration to my skin all while helping regulate my oil production. I’m also a little acne prone thanks to how oily my skin is and it helps soothe the inflammation from new pimples while helping fade the marks from old, healed ones. I’ve seen a huge difference in my skin from using this (paired with the next serum). Step 3: Serum Niacinamide. If you have oily skin (and all skin types can benefit from this) this serum helps regulate oil, fade dark spots, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, and strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier. I really like the GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum because it’s so lightweight and absorbs easily into the skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or sit on top of the skin. I’ve seen a huge improvement in the oil production in my skin. Step 4: Moisturizer Moisturizer is a must for oily skin! I really love the CLINIQUE - Clinique iD™ Custom-Blend Hydrator Collection because you can mix and match moisturizers and pumps based on your concerns. I use the hydrating jelly because you still need hydration in your skin or else you’re going to over produce oil. This is lightweight on the skin yet still adds that hydration back after cleansing. I also really like the blue cartridge because it has AHAs which retexturize the skin and help reduce the appearance of pores which I struggle with. I’ve been using this routine for about a year now and I’ve seen huge results in my oil production and pores. I do all these steps AM & PM. 🖤
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Mallory
Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
FARMACY-Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
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