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Let’s talk eye masks!
Let’s talk eye masks!
The Herbal Dynamics Mango & Green Tea Firming Eye Mask is marketed as an eye mask that helps reduce the appearance of dark circles with green tea and caffeine, as apple and mango extracts calm and soothe puffiness. As mentioned above, it targets the concerns of: dark circles, dryness and dullness. The texture is BEAUTIFUL, with it being very creamy and glimmering in the light. It smells like Mango's too which is a big plus. I was gifted this product from the brand back in July, and was really excited to try it since I suffer from both dark and dry under eyes. Overall, I really like this mask! I love using this when i'm tired (or.... hungover lol) since it really brings my under eye area back to life. It helps immensely with dark circles and even adds a good amount of hydration. I would definitely recommend this product to others since it's very affordable ($20) and contains some really great natural ingredients like: green tea extract, mango butter, caffeine and apple extract. It's also very low maintenance since you only need to leave it on for 3 minutes, and then can remove with a damp cloth, making it perfect to use quickly before a night out. I do wish it was something i could leave on overnight and let sink it, since i feel like I would just use it more if that were the case, but it still is easy to use and works! Overall would rate this 4/5. Herbal Dynamics Beauty - MANGO & GREEN TEA FIRMING EYE MASK
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MANGO & GREEN TEA FIRMING EYE MASK
Herbal Dynamics Beauty-MANGO & GREEN TEA FIRMING EYE MASK
Let’s talk eye makeup removers
Let’s talk eye makeup removers
The Almay Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads are marketed as cult favorite oil-free makeup-remover that gently sweeps away every stitch of eye makeup without tugging or pulling. They are dermatologist tested, fragrance free and hypoallergenic. In terms of texture, they come on thin, presoaked pads and are as gentle as water on the eyes. I've been using these for YEARS. While I usually remove my face makeup with a cleansing oil, I always feel like i need something a little bit more for the eyes since I use a lot of mascara and eye makeup. I honestly LOVE these makeup remover pads and I don't think I can ever live without them. I have tried countless makeup removers and nothing works like this on the eye area! What I love most about them is that they leave no greasy residue behind - which is so important to me. I think this is why I have such a problem using other eye makeup removing products cause these really do feel like water on the skin. I would 100% recommend these to anyone since they work like magic, and are incredibly gentle on the eye area. They are also super easy to use since they are presoaked, especially when in a hurry or traveling. And the best part, they are very affordable and you can get a packet of 120 pads for only $8.49. Overall would rate these 5/5. ALMAY - Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads
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Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads
ALMAY-Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads
Let’s talk moisturizers for sensitive skin
Let’s talk moisturizers for sensitive skin
Drunk Elephants Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer is marketed as as a protein moisturizer that combines an unprecedented array and concentration of actives for improvement in the appearance of skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.The texture is almost like a gel cream hybrid, feeling very hydrating but not too heavy and it is white in color. Since this is a product from Drunk Elephant, you won’t find what they call the "Suspicious 6" in their products (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes, and SLS,) making this moisturizer, in their opinion, appropriate for all skin types, including sensitive skin. I started using this moisturizer last summer while traveling. I had received a sample and used it through and then missed it terribly once it was empty. I recently repurchased the full size a few months ago, since it was such a nice addition to my skincare routine. I really LOVE this moisturizer. To me, this does SO much for a moisturizer. It truly makes my skin feel so replenished and bouncy, and most surprisingly, it makes my skin feel strengthened. The high levels of amino acids, signal peptides, and safe, synthetic growth factors really take it a step above your average moisturizer. I also love how it has NO fragrance or strong scent, which is great if you have sensitive/irritable skin. I would definitely recommend this product to others. It is expensive ($68) but I truly haven't been able to find a moisturizer that compares to this one. It also lays beautifully under makeup, making it quick and easy to use in the morning. Overall, I would rate this 5/5 stars. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream
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Protini Polypeptide Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Protini Polypeptide Cream
Let’s talk antioxidant serums - Niacinamide
Let’s talk antioxidant serums - Niacinamide
The 10% Niacinamide Booster from Paula's Choice is marketed as a serum that dramatically improves uneven skin tone and refines the appearance of pore size, skin texture and fine lines. It's meant to address the frustrating combination of enlarged pores plus visible signs of aging, such as: uneven skin tone, lack of radiance, rough surface skin texture, redness, and dryness. The texture is very thin and like most serums, this spreads evenly all over the face. It sinks into skin fast and is clear in color. I've been using this product for about a month now and wanted to try it since i had previously used a niacinamide serum from another brand, but didn't see any significant results. As a big Paula's Choice fan, I was really intrigued by their concentrated formula + addition of the hydrating ingredients. In terms of my thoughts, I really like this product. After just a few short days of using this serum, I saw quick results. I love the way it evens out my skin tone. It helps a lot with toning down overall redness within my complexion + adds radiance. In terms of making my pores smaller, I haven't seen much of a difference here but, this may just take more time to come into effect. Overall, I would recommend this product since it works fast and I've seen great results concerning my skin tone, and texture. I'd also say the product is worth it in terms of price ($44) as I've tried other niacinamide products that have cost less that really don't do much for me. Also, Paula's Choice has great holiday deals now where you can get this for 15% off. As mentioned, it also sinks into the skin so quickly making it easy to use in the AM or PM in conjunction with other serums/products. Overall, I would rate this 4/5 stars. PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster
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10% Niacinamide Booster
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
Let’s talk pore minimizing serums
Let’s talk pore minimizing serums
A great way to minimize pores is to use retinoids within your skincare routine since they ultimately clear clogged oil and dead skin cells to make pores appear smaller. The Sunday Riley A+ Retinol serum was the first retinoid I used to try and target a few skincare concerns. This product is marketed as an advanced-strength retinoid serum that delivers a six-and-a-half percent solution of stabilized retinoid blends and botanical retinol-alternative extracts into the skin. It's meant to help with: fine lines and wrinkles, pores, dark spots, and dullness and uneven texture. The texture of this product is a bit thicker than your usual serum but still thin enough so that it easily glides onto skin. It’s yellow in color as most retinols are. I've been using this serum since mid-August and and decided to give this product a try since I wanted to incorporate a retinol into my skincare routine. Overall, I do like this product! I was super surprised when i started using this because it really did not dry out my skin or make it peel at all, which a lot of retinols can do. However, I did experience a few weeks of purging when I first started using this but that did go away after continued use! I think this product works in terms of evening out my skin tone and reducing the appearance of pores but I wouldn’t say it’s done much for my dark spots and post acne marks. This product did work pretty quickly and I noticed results soon for a retinol. Overall, I would recommend this product since it is so gentle for a retinol and I have honestly experienced no irritation. However, i'm not sure if I think the product is totally worth its high price of $85 and I likely will not repurchase due to this price. There are a just lot of other retinols on the market that can be bought for half the price so although this is a nice serum, I’m not convinced it’s needed for $85. Overall i would rate this product 4/5. SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
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A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
Let’s talk face serums for acne
Let’s talk face serums for acne
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Serum is marketed as a two percent salicylic acid treatment solution with witch hazel for blemish-prone skin. It's meant to treat acne and blemishes & dullness and uneven texture. To go into more detail, this treatment solution helps exfoliate skin, fighting the appearance of blemishes and give better visible skin clarity with continued use. The texture is true to your usual serum with a clear, thin consistency that makes it easy so spread all over your face. I bought this about 4 months ago to try and get something that would specifically target my occasional breakouts. Overall, I think this is an okay product. I did feel this serum helped when used as a spot treatment when I used on specific areas of the face, but it doesn't work for me when applied all over the face on a daily basis (which is one of the suggested ways to use this product.) I mainly just find this way too drying when used all over the skin, even if it is every few days. As I mentioned, it works for me as a spot treatment and brings down the size of my blemishes; however, I find a lot of the pimple patches i use to be more effective than this serum, so I don't reach for it too often anymore. I still would recommend this product to others since it is one of the most affordable acne treatments out there, with a price at $5.30. This product will also last forever, so I still think it is worth the try. I would just ensure you are only using a tiny bit as i feel this could be overly drying especially on sensitive skin types. I would rate this 3/5 stars. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
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Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
The Ordinary-Salicylic Acid 2% Solution
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Moisturizer with SPF ⭐️
Moisturizer with SPF ⭐️
Paula’s Choice Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid Product Claims: Provides effective UVA/UVB protection plus hydration for a healthier, younger-looking complexion. Its satin-matte finish leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated, never slick or greasy. It is a daytime anti-aging moisturizer those with oily skin will want to apply every day! The SPF 50 is a significant benefit as it decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures. Product Target Concerns: for Oily skin, or just someone wanting a light well working moisturizer with high SPF. Texture/Consistency: very liquidy, but goes on well and sinks fast into the skin. My thoughts on the product: I like this product, but I don’t feel for my dry skin that it gives me enough hydration for a full day. I do like that it has SPF 50, but I have to put it over a moisturizer, I can’t just use it alone. Recommend to others: if you have oily skin, then yes! Dry skin, not so much. Price: $26.40 Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Face Serum for Acne
Face Serum for Acne
Caudalie Skin Perfecting Serum Product Claims: This lightweight serum melts into skin to help reduce the appearance of imperfections and tightens pores. The skin texture is visibly refined, the skin looks smoother and more luminous. Product Target Concerns: For All Skin, purifies. My thoughts on the product: I have only used this a few times but so far I really enjoy it. I have acne prone skin, and this has helped visibly reduce the blemishes that I do have, as well as make my pores seem smaller! Texture/Consistency: gel like, sinks in fast to the skin. Recommend to others: Yes! If you’re looking for a good serum to help with acne, then this is the one! Price: $49.00CAUDALIE - Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum
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Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum
CAUDALIE-Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum
Pore Minimizing Serum
Pore Minimizing Serum
Good Molecules Niacinimide Serum Product Claims: Minimize the appearance of pores and uneven tone and texture with this 10% niacinamide serum. Product Target Concerns: Minimizing pores Texture/Consistency: gel like, a bit sticky, but sinks in pretty well. My thoughts on the product: I really really like this serum!!! Especially for the price. I like using it in the same routine as my PC 2% BHA for the full effect of achieving smooth skin. It has never caused me to break out either which is a huge plus. Recommend to others: yes, 100%!! Price: $6 Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Supergoop Moisturizer SPF 40
Supergoop Moisturizer SPF 40
The product: it’s a moisturizer that also includes spf. Provides hydration and protection! My impressions: I love it! It takes a minute to sink in. Doesn’t smell overly powerful, it’s has a creamy texture that is light weight and I feel very protected! It doesn’t get overly oily that makes me feel greasy which is perfect! How it worked for my dry skin: like a dream. I need so much hydration since I have pretty extreme dryness especially now in winter. I use it both in winter and summer and it’s great. Length of use: a year Cost: $38 Recommend: if you have dry skin and want less products in your routine I do recommend picking it up because it’s a 2 in 1 product! Repurchase: yes! Even got a mini to put in my car! Overall rating: 5 out of 5! Love that it’s 2 in 1 which I think the price makes that fair. Doesn’t get all overly oily which is what I want! Supergoop! - Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++
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Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++
Supergoop!-Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++
Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos
Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos
The product: it’s a AHA/BHA serum that helps refine and resurface skin to help have a smoother complexion . Which helps your other products to sink in and work better! My impressions: it’s one of my favorite serums to use. It’s very gentle, so if you are just starting out I recommend picking it up! It helped clear off the dead skin that likes to build up and I always tell a difference when I use this and when I don’t. My other products sink it much better! My skin is smoother that I never want to stop touching it. How it worked for my dry skin: surprisingly great. Didn’t dry me out as much as other serums that use for dead skin. Length of use: a year Cost: 30ml is $90 but you can get samples sizes for cheaper and check in different retails for cheaper options! Recommend: I would if you can find it cheaper. Don’t think it’s worth $90 to be honest but I have found cheaper options on places like Mercari which is very reliable! Repurchase: I have but won’t once I used up all of these! Will find a cheaper option! Overall rating: giving it a four out of five mostly because of the price is pretty out there! But other than that it’s a great product! DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
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T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
YTTP Kombucha Toner
YTTP Kombucha Toner
The product: a toner that helps smooth skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores My impressions: it’s made my skin texture 10 times better especially on my forehead where I get the most texture! I don’t have big pores but I’m going to have my husband use it to test out the pore aspect of it! But if you are struggling with texture I do recommend picking it up! I use it about 3x a week sometimes less and focus it on my t-zone. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen! How it worked for my dry skin: not overly drying, it had a tacky feeling actually but after I put on my moisturizer it was fine! Length of use: 3+ months Cost: 4 Oz is $38. You can also find minis on places like Mercari which are less and you get to test out the product first! Recommend: if you like even texture and smaller pore then yes! I think it’s a reasonable price. You can always find cheaper like the Ordinary toner which is also great! Repurchase: I have repurchased minis! Overall rating: 5 out of 5 for the smooth texture and not a terrible cost! There are cheaper but also there are expensive ones too! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner
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Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner