When should you use sunscreen?
Always. You should always be using sunscreen. BUT there are a lot of cases out there where you absolutely need to be wearing sunscreen no matter what or else it’s counter productive to what you’re using in your routine. I’ve noticed this a lot online and with customers at work where they dive into all these skincare products but aren’t aware you need to be protecting your skin as well. That’s okay, I’m here to help. 🖤 If you’re using actives in your routine you need to wear a sunscreen. If you’re using AHAs (looking at you The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
SPF 40 sunscreens
No white cast sunscreens
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Maskne - Please help!
I have combination acne-prone somewhat sensitive skin. My “maskne” has gotten horrible lately! My current skincare routine is: AM Cleanser - Good (Skin) Days - A New Leaf Cream Cleanser Toner - Benton - Aloe BHA Skin Toner Essence - NEOGENLAB - Real Rerment Micro Essence Serum - Beauty of Joseon - Calming Serum : Green Tea + Panthenol Moisturizer - dear, klairs - Fundamental Water Gel Cream SPF - Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 PM Oil cleanser - Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm Cleanser Treatment (2x/week) - NEOGENLAB - Neogen Dermalogy A-Clear Aid Soothing Essence Pad Essence Serum Moisturizer Any advice would be appreciated! I’m not sure if any of my products are making it worse.
fresh faced & rosy lips
🌸 i picked up a new lip balm and absolutely love the sheer color and hydration it has 💄 tarte - SEA Quench Lip Rescue Balm in shade Rose - what it is moisturizing lip balm with a hint of sheer color from virgin and cruelty free brand, tarte - ingredients 1) algae and marine extracts that soften and smooth the lips 2) spilanthes acmella flower extract: promote skin for less, smoothness, and elasticity 3) coconut oil: hydrating and conditioning 4) vitamin E: emollient and antioxidant 5) jojoba oil: lock in the hydration - finish high shine with a lil hint of color, dewy and amazing - scent very light, a lil bit minty but barely noticable - price $19 and i actually think its worth it! i think this balm is gonna last a long while and i love the color and shine 🌸 rest of my makeup routine Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream Concealer with 2% Salicylic Acid Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder URBAN DECAY - Limited Edition Heavy Dose All Nighter Setting Spray Duo LANCÔME - CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Gel
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Oh look, another review of The Ordinary peel 😂
Let’s talk The Ordinary’s “viral” peel. I bought this in April after seeing KJB post about it, and apparently it’s also gone viral on TikTok but I’m old so I didn’t see it there 🤷🏼♀️ 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬: The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Don’t be confused by the name — it isn’t one of those masks that dries and you literally physically peel off from your face. This type of “peel” is actually chemical. According to their website, it is “An exfoliating solution to help fight visible blemishes and improve the look of skin texture and radiance.” 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨: Apply to a 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧, 𝐝𝐫𝐲 face. Leave on for UP TO 10 minutes. My skin is pretty tolerant, and can do the full 10. Some people say the tingling or burning is too strong to leave on that long — I don’t think it should “burn” but a nice tingle lets you know it’s working. Use maximum twice/week (I use mine every Friday without fail!). I also follow up with the PTR Rose Stem Cell mask each time to lock in hydration. After 10 minutes, my skin always feels SO soft and smooth. My sister said it helped immensely with her eczema after just one use. I think it might be actual magic trapped in a bottle. This little gem is $7.20 for a 1oz bottle. According to my skincare app, I’ve used it 35 times since I purchased it in mid-April. I also let my sister use it (maybe twice?) and spilled a whole bunch of it when I knocked it over once...and it STILL isn’t gone. I just re-ordered it so I don’t run out, but I really can’t believe how many uses I’ve gotten out of one bottle. This product is more than worth it. Even if you decide it isn’t for you after trying it, you’ve only spent about $7. I’ve (shamefully) ordered drinks from Starbucks that cost more than that. Oh and please use sunscreen (every day, but ESPECIALLY) after using this due to the AHA/BHA!
I used to have really nice skin but when I moved to Canada last year, my skin immediately broke out and has just been becoming worse and worse. I have tried so many products and none of them seemed to work. This is my recent routine and I thought these products would help but it’s still not getting better (in fact I’m getting more breakouts) CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin I use these products every day and night. I also use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solutionevery Tuesday and Friday (I don’t use the paulas choice liquid exfoliator on these days) AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing ClayI only use this once a month.
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Not a fan :(
I have only been using the CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 for about two weeks, but I’m already not a huge fan. I have very fair skin, so this stuff makes me look orange :( I was very disappointed because CeraVe advertised this in a way that made me believe this would blend into ALL skin tones, but clearly this is false. It also makes me look more oily after I apply it, but I guess that is to be expected with any spf. I will say, this would work for anyone with more of a tan skin tone. My sister is pretty tan and when she tried it, it looked perfect on her. Not a bad product overall, just didn’t work for me. I honestly expected better :( • If anyone has any tips on how to get rid of the orange tint it leaves on my face, please let me know! I would also love some recommendations for good mineral sunscreen (tinted or not) that is not visible on fair skin!
Empties Mini Reviews
✨EMPTIES✨ • CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. I love this product. This is maybe my 10th bottle. It’s lightweight, hydrating, full of beneficial ingredients and none of the unnecessary stuff. This isn’t quite heavy enough for my dry skin to use in PM but I love it for AM use under my sunscreen. Oily / Combo skin friends will love this as a PM moisturizer. ✅ Will definitely repurchase. • Benton Deep Green Tea Toner. Full of antioxidants and calming ingredients. It’s hydrating but super light weight. Great for people with oily skin, acne, or irritation. ✅ Would repurchase. • CeraVa Hydrating Sunscreen (Sheer Tint). This leaves a nice glow and is super comfortable to wear. However, the formula could use some improvement. It transfers VERY easily and doesn’t stay on the skin. A lot of my clothes ended up with this smeared on them. It is also not a great tint, pretty dark / orange hued - people with fair skin should stay clear. I wish they would come out with more tints. The bottle also got clogged up easily and made a huge mess around the top. ❌ Wouldn’t repurchase. • Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer. I Love the feeling of the moisturizer. It is like a big gulp of water for my dry and dehydrated skin. It contains many skin barrier supportive ingredients. This products only downfall is the price. I think I could find other hydrating water cream moisturizers for a more cost effective price. ✅ Would repurchase (if I can’t find a dupe 😜). Have you tried any of these products? Which is your fave? Much love to you, friends!🌻
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Winter Routine for DRY Skin
My cheeks have been SO dry lately. It’s been a struggle to keep my sensitive combo skin hydrated with the change in weather. I’ve thus made a couple swaps from my summer routine to keep my skin moisturized and not flakey. ￼￼🌬I swapped my trusty jojoba oil in the morning for a light application of Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream (I use about half the amount I use at night- just enough to get an even layer) 🌬I went back the old CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser from their new CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser . Although I like the new version better, I just need every scrap of hydration I can get right now. 🌬Lastly, I recently started applying a thin layer of Aquaphor - Aquaphor Healing Ointment over my cheeks at night (post on this coming soon!) In short, my routine is now: 🌤 rinse, hydrating toner, moisturizer, spf 🌙 double cleanse, moisturizer*, ointment as needed *I swap my Ceramidin for MAELOVE - Night Renewer 2x / week
🕷🕯Friday the 13th & feelin cute!🕯🕷
I try not to be superstitious about a day or a number, but I still find myself thinking about it🤔 🍂It’s really feeling like Fall! Had the first snow of the season the other day, but now it’s just raining a lot🌧 Before I took better care of my skin, I rarely took selfies without makeup on, I just didn’t feel cute. Now I feel cute with a glowing face full of skincare & have kinda ditched makeup (which personally, also helped my skin tremendously!) I felt extra cute today & just wanted to chill & get cozy, but we have guests right now, so I decided to throw on my fav mascara & gloss for fun. ➡️ Everything on my skin, lashes & lips is in the next photo. GIVENCHY - Phenomen’eyes Mascara Is my ultimate favorite mascara! I truly miss the brown shade this used to come in, but that’s just me, loved it for my lashes (& brows when I was lazy) The brown shade was not great for every look, but it was so soft & natural looking. This black shade is your basic, classic black, I’m just so in love with the formula & applicator. 🏰The comb reminds me of that medieval spikey ball weapon thing. Love it. It makes it super easy for me to control where I’m applying, & keep it light, feathery & clump-free (my personal preference for an everyday mascara look) I love how i can just sort of “kiss” my lashes with this product, especially the bottom line, so effectively. ✔️You can definitely get a more dramatic effect with this mascara if that’s what you’re going for! 🖤The thing I love most is how the formula really holds my curl throughout the day! My tricks for lashes is start with a great curler. This will be different for everyone, because we all have different eye shapes. My eyes are not deep set at all. My lashes aren’t particularly long, but my lashes sometimes graze the inside of sunglasses for instance... My perfect eyelash curler has a less pronounced curve than most standard American market curlers, which helps get me the perfect curl with no pinching at all! 🛍I also use a FREE spoolie (yes I’m that bitch at Sephora) to comb out any clumps. SHISEIDO - Shiseido Eyelash Curler I also always have these on hand, so I’m never with a cracked/split one, save your eyes from injury & hidden bacteria: SHISEIDO - SHISEIDO Eyelash Curler Pad I wish Sephora carried these! They’re only $6/2 pack-but annoying/wasteful to buy without free shipping-unless I buy tons lol. *i always curl BEFORE mascara! As the mascara is kinda drying I use clean fingers to sort of push them up to curl a bit more & have it hold! ⚠️You may be tempted to use a curler at some point AFTER mascara. Though I did it 1,000x without incident, the one time I pulled out over half my top line was it for me! Proceed with caution. DIOR - Lip Glow Oil So moisturizing & not sticky! Lips look alive & plump!💕 NEST FRAGRANCES - Bamboo Candle 🕯Jasmine/Amber vibes, warm, perfect for Fall🍂
The best sunscreen ever!!!!
So I discovered this product on Instagram and it's by credithink and the product is called saferecipe. It's a K-beauty brand and its a SPF 50+pa it has panthenol & ceramide which is all great for anti-aging. This is a great product because I found out that its great as a primer which is absolutely amazing. I have combination sensitive skin so I have to be careful on what I use and this did not give me a bad reaction nor have I broke out and let me tell you it's rare to find a sunscreen that doesn't break me out. It's suitable for all skin types and it leaves your skin feeling so soft, dewy and just an glowing finish. It has a minty smell to it and doesn't leave a white film like some sunscreens. You can purchase this on amazon or check out there shop on Instagram. This is my forever go-to sunscreen product. It's extremely important to always wear sunscreen because prevents dark spot, wrinkles and is anti-aging. Do you wear sunscreen everyday? Did you know that you can sun exposure just by driving and even by sitting near a window, yikes!! I always always wear sunscreen even if I don't go outside. Remember hot girls wear sunscreen!!#credithink - saferecipe[products]#[FiveStars]
why spf is important 🧴
sunscreen is an easily skipped step. it should be the last product you put on your face, close to the time of sun exposure. and honestly, i forget to put it on too. but here are a few reminders of why you should use it each day. 1) it protects your skin from the harsh uv rays 2) it lowers your skin cancer risk 3) it prevents early maturing of the skin (wrinkles) 4) helps maintain even skin tone 5) helps prevent discoloration and dark spots 6) helps maintain a smother skin tone 7) keeps your skin healthy overall i hope this helps! don’t forget your sunscreen!!!
SUNSCREEN — EVERY. DAMN. DAY.
I have to give big ups to the Supergoop unseen sunscreen. I’ve gone WAY TOO LONG trying sunscreen+moisturizer combos and have never been truly satisfied. I would’ve started using this sooner but I’m really an advocate for clean products and went to a Credo once needing sunscreen for a vacation and was contemplating getting Supergoop vs one of their own recommendations....and they said....”you’re going to be on vacation?? At the beach?! Supergoop contains octinoxate and it’s harmful to the reef!” And I was like..noooo not the reef! So I ended up getting the Josh Rosebrook SPF that 1. Made my face hella white when I sweat (which I did A LOT—there was a heat wave) and 2. did NOT protect my skin and had me looking like a burnt chicken nugget by the end of that trip. Mistakes were made. I also think the SPF was not strong enough anyway (30) — but it has zinc in it which just doesn’t hold up well and makes you really crusty looking. ANYWAY, I found out that Supergoop recently reformulated their SPFs and are now reef-safe!! They are now free of octinoxate!! The unseen is also perfect because it doesn’t leave those pesky white marks all over your face when you break a sweat. I’ve also tried the moisturizer SPF and it’s quite nice but unseen sunscreen is great for me! Highly recommend for darker skin tones because it’s smooth and glides on beautifully and is truly UNSEEN. OH I also have the huge bottle of the Play every day lotion and I LOVE IT. Will post about it soon. Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Supergoop!-Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Splish Splash, Come Get Your Sunscreen 🌞
Hello lovies! I am back with a new review featuring the SDARA - Zinc Oxide Sunscreen . This mineral sunscreen was kindly gifted to me by SDARA Skincare. It retails for $22.00 (3 fl oz) and it has SPF 30. I like many people are staying home and limiting my visits to stores, beaches, and parks. However, I do enjoy a good walk around my neighborhood or lounging in my backyard. Cue my newest sunscreen family member! I had read about this product way before I was able to try it out and I loved that is “100% reef safe and doesn’t harm our ocean,” according to SDARA’s Instagram page. It’s intended to be ultra light, non-greasy, and have a sheer finish. My biggest issue with some sunscreen is that they are too heavy and lead to major face breakouts if I am wearing them all day long. For reference, I have oily combo skin. I would especially deal with this issue on vacations aka the worst time to experience.a breakout. I was told ahead of time that a little product goes a long way and they were right. For reference, see the second picture and how a dab of products takes effort to rub into skin. A plus is that the product is indeed light so it’s not too much of an issue. I would recommend this product to my friends because I want everyone to be safe and get into the habit of applying sunscreen on a regular. The only reason why I gave it four stars is because I haven’t been able to use this on a “vacation mode“ so I don’t know if it will indeed lead to breakouts or not. To end on a positive note I really did enjoy the sunscreen and for the price and for what it says it does I think it’s definitely worth a try. Additionally it does not have a strong scent it almost doesn’t have a set at all. Remember to always wear your sunscreen.
SDARA-Zinc Oxide Sunscreen
Best sunscreen for oily skin!
Finally found the best sunscreen for my skin type, which is very oily, and it’s perfect. It leaves the skin with a matte finish and not oily at all! elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 I also used the The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and the results is just astonishing!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
dear, klairs - Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++ I know this is a popular sunscreen and it's been reviewed a lot but it is my favorite and I just finished my second bottle so I want to share it. It has no white cast. It's colored white and then absorbs onto the skin very well. It has antioxidants in it from the sea buckthorn oil and niacinamide added to it. My skin does well on it, I think it is a good moisturizer and it will suffice for the winter. It doesn't feel heavy or greasy on the skin. It has the most UVA protection for Asian sunscreens bc of 4 PA +'s which is nice because I care about UVA protection more. The one thing I really like about it though is that it is fully chemical and doesn't burn/sting my eyes because I have sensitive eyes. I don't even put sunscreen near my eyes but some chemical sunscreens burn my eyes almost everyday when I try hard to not put them near my eyes. I'm still trying to figure out the chemical filters that sting my eyes, all I know is that the UV filters in this sunscreen and the Japanese biore don't burn my eyes. This sunscreen has the same filters as the purito safe sun & purito unscented and is very similar. I like those too, the reason I choose this one over those though is because it is a little easier to absorb on the skin. The klairs sunscreen doesn't break me out or sensitize my skin. My skin is sensitive but not super sensitive so I usually do fine with chemical sunscreens anyways. I think I saw some reviews that it irritated or broke out some people's skin so it depends for everyone. It's unscented, although that doesn't mean it doesn't have fragrances that cover up natural smells unless it says fragrance free. Ithinktheorangeoilissupposedtobeafragranceandthatmightsensitizesomepeople'sskin.Therearesomeotheringredientsthatarealittleacneprone, mostsunscreenshavesomethough. Pricewiseitisaffordable,around17-25$anditcomes inabiggertubethanmostsunscreensso itlastslonger,80ml. SunburnwiseIdon't knowcauseIstillwearsunhatsinthesunw/sunscreen.NotherthingIlikeisitincludestheexpirationdate.
dear, klairs-Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++
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