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A healthy skin barrier can solve your problems๐ŸŒฑ

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Melissa
A healthy skin barrier can solve your skin problems! ๐ŸŒฑโฃ โฃ ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง ๐›๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ซ?โฃ It is the outermost layer of the epidermis - stratum corneum - which functions as both a chemical and physical shield against pollutants, bacteria, irritants, etc.. โฃ โฃ A healthy skin barrier can slow down aging and even help acne heal quicker while lessening its severity. When the barrier is intact, your skin appears plump, and smooth, but when itโ€™s compromised, skin becomes dehydrated, dull, and more prone to sun damage and irritation. โฃ Sensitivity to products, tendency to break out, acne and chronic dry skin are all signs of a weakened skin barrier. โฃ โฃ Your barrierโ€™s health has a direct impact on how your skin looks, feels, and how it ages!โฃ โฃ ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฐ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ :โฃ 1. Over-cleansingโฃ 2. Over-exfoliatingโฃ 3. Washing your face using hot waterโฃ 4. Using alcohol-based toner and fragrance-containing productsโฃ 5. Unprotected exposure to sunโ€™s UV rays โฃ โฃ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐๐จ: โฃ โฃ ~ Hydrate continuously! A damaged epidermis requires moisture, so keeping your face and body well hydrated is critical in the fight to restore your barrier. Moisture-binding humectants such as glycerin, sorbitol, and hyaluronic acid are my favorites. โฃ โฃ ~ ๐”๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐œ๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ! An occlusive ingredient provides a protective seal over the surface of the skin and is critical to prevent loss of hydration. When choosing a face moisturizer, I always look for Dimethicone. If you have dry skin, choose a moisturizer with shea butter. For extra dry skin in the body, petrolatum will be your best friend. If you want something lighter than petrolatum, go for silicone based lotions. โฃ โฃ ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐›๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ: โฃ dimethicone, glycerin, ceramides, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, panthenol, oat and aloe extract.โฃ โฃ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ: p.s all fragrance-freeโฃ โฃ ๐Ž๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง: โฃ ๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ - ceramides, niacinamide, dimethicone, HA. affordable and effective. โฃ โฃ ๐๐ž๐ฎ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐š ๐‡๐ฒ๐๐ซ๐จ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐†๐ž๐ฅ ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ - dimethicone based. Basic, lightweight, but does a great job. โฃ โฃ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐š๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ฅ - my top recommendation for oily and sensitive skin. Wonderful for people with rosacea. Calms, hydrates, and protects skin with dimethicone, aloe extract and licorice root. โฃ โฃ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐’๐ค๐ข๐ง:โฃ โฃ ๐„๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐’๐จ๐จ๐ง ๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ - has panthenol and shea butter. Pretty no-nonsense. Although it has shea butter, I find this actually lightweight enough for oily skin. โฃ โฃ ๐‹๐š ๐‘๐จ๐œ๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ ๐‚๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐š๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž - multi-purpose soothing balm for dry skin irritations. Has glycerin, shea butter, panthenol. โฃ โฃ ๐ƒ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ง๐ค ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐ฉ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ข - Glycerin based and combines signal peptides and amino acids. Has a long ingredients list, but overall still worked well with me. โฃ โฃ ๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ž๐ฑ ๐”๐ฅ๐ญ๐ซ๐š ๐Œ๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ - contains Riceramideยฎ-3 blend of plant-based ceramides, natural essential fatty acids and cholesterol, combined with soothing emollients and hyaluronic acid to help relieve chronically dry skin. โฃ โฃ โฃ๏ธ๐๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ค๐š๐ง๐  ๐˜๐ฎ๐ฅ is a fragrance-free brand and uses a variety of root extracts and gentle ingredients to promote barrier restoration. I highly recommend the brand too!โฃ โฃ ๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š ๐๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง:โฃ Vaseline, Aquaphor or ๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ (lanolin-free)โฃ โฃ ๐๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐‹๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: โฃ ๐€๐ฏ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐จ ๐ƒ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Œ๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐‹๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง- formulated with soothing oatmeal and rich emollients.โฃ โฃ ๐ˆ๐Œ๐๐Ž๐‘๐“๐€๐๐“: Donโ€™t forget your ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ฌ! Find one youโ€™ll love wearing every dayโฃ๏ธ
May 23, 2020
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brooklynbWould try Procure rosacare gel first!
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Melissaitโ€™s my favorite!
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Help Please!
For the life of me, I cannot find a decent skincare routine to fix... whatever this is! I have no clue whatโ€™s going here and Iโ€™m a beginner in skincare. I use the same products for AM and PM: AM: 1. Toner Pyunkang Yul - Mist Toner 2. Moisturizer, however itโ€™s called โ€œRound Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotionโ€ Is it normal to only use two things??? PM: 1. Cleaner YVES ROCHER - Soothing cleansing milk Cleans my skin 2. Toner Pyunkang Yul - Mist Toner 3. Cream (???) - Kiehlโ€™s - Centella Recovery Skin-Salve or I which with COSRX - Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule 40ml (ni clue how this works??? 4. Moisturizer (the same) TL;DR I have no idea whatโ€™s wrong with my skin or how to fix it :(
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Meii
Meet my Favorite K-Beauty Brand๐Ÿ’
๐๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ง๐ค๐š๐ง๐  ๐˜๐ฎ๐ฅ is a skincare brand launched by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic, an institution well-known for treating atopic skin disorders.โฃ Although I have not talked about them much online, Pyungkang Yul has been one of my favorite brands and I have always enjoyed most of the products theyโ€™ve offered. I like that they are using traditional ingredients and promoting a minimalist approach to skin care. Pyungkang Yul uses only the gentle, yet effective ingredients to help find the optimum balance for your skin.โฃ โฃ I have combination/oily skin and also acne-prone and hereโ€™s my top three recommendations that I think are most suitable for my skin type: โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Essence Toner ~ intensely hydrating formula designed to deliver nutrient-filled moisture to skin. Made up of ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ‘% ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค ๐ฏ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ญ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ, full of skin-beneficial betaine and minerals. With the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-boosting properties of the root extract, this gel-type toner quickly absorbs to hydrate and strengthen skin. โฃ โฃ ~ LOVE THIS. It has added so much hydration and moisture to my skin. I donโ€™t use toner regularly but itโ€™s a nice product to give your skin an extra oomph when it needs it. This is very gentle and works without causing irritation and disrupting the skin barrier. Other serums and moisturizers layer on top of this beautifully. It feels very balancing, anti-inflammatory and hydrating; all with so few natural ingredients. This literally makes my skin feel cool and calmed. Even better when stored in the fridge so itโ€™s even more refreshing on irritated or hot skin. I highly recommend it!โฃ โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream ~ enriched with ๐‚๐จ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š ๐‘๐จ๐จ๐ญ ๐„๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ for an intensive, everyday treat for your skin. Creamy and rich, this luxurious formula is buttery smooth without being heavy or greasy, absorbing quickly into your skin and leaving it hydrated and bouncy.โฃ โฃ ~ This was a skin saver when I was starting with Tretinoin and was experiencing dryness in the first few weeks. But still enjoy using it until now. The cream is very moisturizing but not too heavy which makes it still tolerable for oily skin. The texture is silky smooth which is a pleasure to apply and massage onto the face. This does not leave my skin oily or greasy -- it leaves a slight glow when you first apply it but sinks in beautifully overnight. โฃ โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Peeling Gel ~ moisturizing peeling gel that gently exfoliates and boosts skin moisture with ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ญ to promote radiance.โฃ โฃ ~ Absolutely love this. I try to use it every now and then to just kind of get rid of extra dead skin cells and excess oil. I apply on dry skin, leave it on for about 2 minutes and start gently massaging it. The product gently catches dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Easy to use and you see the results right away. The value is a big plus. Itโ€™s very affordable at $14.99 compared to my other favorite, The Cure Aqua Gel. It smells a little bit medicinal but not irritatingly so. Definitely worth a try for oily, acne-prone gals like me!
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Melissa
Meet my Favorite K-Beauty Brand๐Ÿ’
๐๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ง๐ค๐š๐ง๐  ๐˜๐ฎ๐ฅ is a skincare brand launched by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic, an institution well-known for treating atopic skin disorders.โฃ Although I have not talked about them much online, Pyungkang Yul has been one of my favorite brands and I have always enjoyed most of the products theyโ€™ve offered. I like that they are using traditional ingredients and promoting a minimalist approach to skin care. Pyungkang Yul uses only the gentle, yet effective ingredients to help find the optimum balance for your skin.โฃ โฃ I have combination/oily skin and also acne-prone and hereโ€™s my top three recommendations that I think are most suitable for my skin type: โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Essence Toner ~ intensely hydrating formula designed to deliver nutrient-filled moisture to skin. Made up of ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ‘% ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค ๐ฏ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ญ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ, full of skin-beneficial betaine and minerals. With the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-boosting properties of the root extract, this gel-type toner quickly absorbs to hydrate and strengthen skin. โฃ โฃ ~ LOVE THIS. It has added so much hydration and moisture to my skin. I donโ€™t use toner regularly but itโ€™s a nice product to give your skin an extra oomph when it needs it. This is very gentle and works without causing irritation and disrupting the skin barrier. Other serums and moisturizers layer on top of this beautifully. It feels very balancing, anti-inflammatory and hydrating; all with so few natural ingredients. This literally makes my skin feel cool and calmed. Even better when stored in the fridge so itโ€™s even more refreshing on irritated or hot skin. I highly recommend it!โฃ โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream ~ enriched with ๐‚๐จ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š ๐‘๐จ๐จ๐ญ ๐„๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ for an intensive, everyday treat for your skin. Creamy and rich, this luxurious formula is buttery smooth without being heavy or greasy, absorbing quickly into your skin and leaving it hydrated and bouncy.โฃ โฃ ~ This was a skin saver when I was starting with Tretinoin and was experiencing dryness in the first few weeks. But still enjoy using it until now. The cream is very moisturizing but not too heavy which makes it still tolerable for oily skin. The texture is silky smooth which is a pleasure to apply and massage onto the face. This does not leave my skin oily or greasy -- it leaves a slight glow when you first apply it but sinks in beautifully overnight. โฃ โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Peeling Gel ~ moisturizing peeling gel that gently exfoliates and boosts skin moisture with ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ญ to promote radiance.โฃ โฃ ~ Absolutely love this. I try to use it every now and then to just kind of get rid of extra dead skin cells and excess oil. I apply on dry skin, leave it on for about 2 minutes and start gently massaging it. The product gently catches dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Easy to use and you see the results right away. The value is a big plus. Itโ€™s very affordable at $14.99 compared to my other favorite, The Cure Aqua Gel. It smells a little bit medicinal but not irritatingly so. Definitely worth a try for oily, acne-prone gals like me!
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Melissa
MY 2X WEEK NIGHT ROUTINE (MONDAYS & FRIDAYS)
1. BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water *I use it every night for double cleansing 2. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser 3. I'm from - Rice Toner 4. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator Itโ€™s gently for my extremely dry skin, it absorbs quickly, it texture itโ€™s like water, and doesnโ€™t have a smell or color. **I only use it on my nose & chin and if I have a pimple on it too** 5. รญUNIK - Black Snail Restore Serum Love this serum, itโ€™s hydrating, if you keep it on a cold place when you use it it feels soo good on your skin. 6. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations Since Iโ€™m using a BHA I use it to keep a better hydration, and moisturizing skin. And if I have any irritation in other parts of my face I use it there too
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Slytherin
Salicylic Acid in My Routine
Ok so I already made a post about my thoughts on this mask The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque and Iโ€™ll admit I was a little harsh on it- but itโ€™s because this mask is MESSY and Iโ€™m all about convenience and being able to quickly apply a product and not have to think about the details, is what makes me happy. However, a got a comment on that previous post (@MartaPol) and it was recommended that I apply this before I get in the shower and then rinse it off in there. I gave it a try and the mess issue is completely resolved this way! Itโ€™s still a little too much thought for a face mask for me personally , and Iโ€™m not usually a nighttime shower taker, but I will definitely be using the mask like this until I use it up! Iโ€™ll also note that this mask does make my face baby soft!! I always follow with a heavy duty moisturizer- my favorite for calming irritation is LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations
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TianaMiller
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Winter slugging 2.0 ๐ŸŒโ„๏ธ
In Canada winters are harsh and the Cerave products are hard to come by (always sold out in Montreal anyways) so I used to slug with just vaseline. It works fine, but I decided to upgrade after finding this baby at the drugstore. I was surprised to find the cerave baby line also had a ointment and skincare junkies seem to not have found the baby aisle just yet! CeraVe - Healing Ointment The ingredient list is a bit different from the regular one but itโ€™s very similar. It contains: Ceramides that support healthy skin barrier โœจ Panthenol which is a humectant that has anti inflammatory properties ๐Ÿงด Hyaluronic Acid that helps the skin retain moisture ๐Ÿ’ง Mineral oil & petroleum that are amazing occlusives ๐Ÿšซ Since slugging with it a couple nights a week, my wind burns and sensitized skin is so much better (my skin canโ€™t tolerate much actives and I sometimes push a bit too far). I try to use it the night before I wash my hair because it does travel. I also donโ€™t usually cleanse in the morning but If I used petroleum the night before, I will use a gentle cleanser in the morning. I would not recommend slugging to someone with active acne or super oily skin. Petroleum is non comedogenic if you apply it on clean skin but it traps everything in the skin (the good and the bad) so if you produce alot of sebum or have severe acne, maybe itโ€™s not for you. * I do NOT believe in ยซ clean beauty ยป and couldnโ€™t care less about your fear mongering about petroleum, mineral oil and all of the ยซ harmful ingredients ยป you think is in this product so please donโ€™t even bother. I will not get cancer from it, iโ€™m fine thank you. โ˜ ๏ธ
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MelissaTringle
Accutane update!
I have completed my first month of accutane! Now that Iโ€™ve finished the first month, my dosage is going up so Iโ€™m anticipating more dryness. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿœ PROS: WILL I EVER WASH MY HAIR AGAIN!? Itโ€™s never greasy anymore and has so much body! THIS PART IS BOMB. Cons: oh my aching EYES. You know when itโ€™s allergy season and your eyes ache and burn? Well picture that but like youโ€™ve slept with your eyes pried WIDE OPEN ALL NIGHT with sand and sun blowing into them. Also, skin around nose is dry AF. Love looking like I have bats in the cave at all times. Also my hands peel?! Iโ€™ve never had ashy dry hands til now. Products that have been helpful when dealing with the shedding uglies and dry skin misery: CeraVe - Healing Ointment Feels greasy but offers sweet relief from painful skin cracking. Dr.Dan's - CORTIBALM LIP BALM HOLY GRAIL LIP BALM. Bio-Oil - Dry Skin Gel Feels greasy, but makes body skin feel nice after showering and before bed. Kiehl's - Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer Sinks into skin nicely, doesnโ€™t clog my pores, keeps skin feeling good all day. Murad - Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ I loved this before accutane and still love it. Itโ€™s a nice sunscreen because thereโ€™s no white cast and the shiny goes away quickly. GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum Nice applicator and bottle, sinks in quick and not sticky! AND ITS CHEAP. Winner!! Tried one bottle and ordered three more because it offers such a nice hydration boost. ACCUTANE USERS: I CANNOT RECOMMEND THE DR DANS LIP BALM ENOUGH. IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING for painful lip cracks, shedding, and tightness in the lips. 1000000% worth finding.
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KatyDeVries
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Empty! Would I repurchase???
I finally finished off my cult beloved Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream !! Did it live up to the hype?? Keep reading and see my opinion! This dye free, fragrance free version of the water-gel has been my AM moisturizer for awhile now while I worked through the jar. When I originally posted my routine, I added a short snippet about this product but now I am ready to tell my complete thoughts on it. For awhile, I was dealing with dry patches on my cheeks which was only an issue for a short time. I'm not entirely sure where it came from, but this product wasn't keeping my dry patches hydrated throughout the day. BUT now that those pesky dry cheeks have moved on, I didn't have any issues with this product!! I have a couple different moisturizers I want to try out, but I would definitely repurchase this again! It's super lightweight and sinks right into my skin. As the weather is getting colder, I tend to use a couple layers of it but it really works out for my oily/combo-ish skin! I have never felt like it's a thick mask on my face or anything. Just nice soft skin! The only real issue I have with this product is that it advertises right on the front of the jar that it is for extra dry skin and that it is formulated with hyaluronic acid. Although that is true, this ingredient (which is great for dry skin!) is not near the top of the ingredient list. I dont like when products advertise a really great ingredient and then don't include a hefty amount of that ingredient. I'm not entirely sure I would recommend this to those with really dry skin. I would however definitely recommend it for those with oily/combo/normal skin. I can't completely say how it would work for those with dry skin, but considering how it didn't really keep my dry cheeks hydrated all day... it could be iffy. But the product feels so good and soothing going on!
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Marissa_M
โœจ๐ŸŒธ What's in my bathroom? ๐ŸŒธโœจ
Hey everyone! This is my first post! ๐Ÿฅฐ I decided to start off with this kind of post because this batch of skincare is my first ever! (I have only been consciously aware of my skincare for about two months now) So I'm always reevaluating my routine ๐Ÿ˜… My skin type: combination;mostly dry but specifically oily in the creases of my nose. Prone to sensitivity, redness, and dehydration. Lets talk products! โ™กCLEANSERSโ™ก Dr.Ceuracle - Pro Balance Pure Cleansing Oil Love this gentle oil cleanser! I only occasionally wear mascara(not waterproof) and it takes that off no problem with zero eye irritation! ANDALOU NATURALS - CannaCell Cleansing Foam Amazing, gentle, pure foam cleanser! Does not feel drying or make my skin tight after use, even without my oil cleanser! Pyunkang Yul - Low pH Pore Deep Cleansing Foam I have only used this about 3 times; each time after use I seem to get slight irritation, but doesn't last longer than 10-15 minutes or the rest of my products calm it down. โ™กTONERSโ™ก pixi - Rose Tonic I love the rose smell(natural fragrance) and it can be a bit sticky after applying but doesn't bother me. pixi - Vitamin-C Tonic I feel like this toner is a great introduction to Vit C in skincare. I have "virgin" skin so this even tingles a little, but zero irritation even when I do 2-3 layers. COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid Very hydrating exfoliating toner and it leaves my skin so soft. This does not irritate my sensitive skin at all!(I only use 1-2 times a week) Pyunkang Yul - Essence Toner Honestly underwhelmed for the hype I heard about it. Still giving it a chance. Fleur & Bee - Rose and Shine / Natural Rose Water Toner Just a convenient hydrating mist. โ™กSERUMS/OILSโ™ก Pyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum Very nice to apply, great for layering Krave - Great Barrier Relief 100% WORTH THE HYPE essano - Certified Rosehip Oil I can't rate this yet(only used once so far) but overall first application was soothing! โ™กMOISTURIZERSโ™ก Krave - Oat So Simple Water Cream Personally not hydrating enough alone for my dry skin, but a great base cream for me to layer with others due to the clean ingredients list. Pyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream Great cream; however, the lid does have some black flakes of something that fall into the product when screwing it on and off. Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Mediocre gel cream, not hydrating enough for me and the ingredients aren't the greatest. ANDALOU NATURALS - Luminous Night Cream Purple Carrot + C I love the thickness of this, but sometimes I wake in the morning with a weird tight flilmy feeling on my face. #Murad - Age Reform Perfecting Night Cream[products]# Honestly just bought this because it was on clearance๐Ÿ˜… so we'll see how it goes Up next: my first detox mask, my sunscreens and a natural deodorant! โ™ก๐ŸŒธโœจ
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SparkleBlossom
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Meet my Favorite K-Beauty Brand๐Ÿ’
๐๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ง๐ค๐š๐ง๐  ๐˜๐ฎ๐ฅ is a skincare brand launched by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic, an institution well-known for treating atopic skin disorders.โฃ Although I have not talked about them much online, Pyungkang Yul has been one of my favorite brands and I have always enjoyed most of the products theyโ€™ve offered. I like that they are using traditional ingredients and promoting a minimalist approach to skin care. Pyungkang Yul uses only the gentle, yet effective ingredients to help find the optimum balance for your skin.โฃ โฃ I have combination/oily skin and also acne-prone and hereโ€™s my top three recommendations that I think are most suitable for my skin type: โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Essence Toner ~ intensely hydrating formula designed to deliver nutrient-filled moisture to skin. Made up of ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ‘% ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค ๐ฏ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ญ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ, full of skin-beneficial betaine and minerals. With the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-boosting properties of the root extract, this gel-type toner quickly absorbs to hydrate and strengthen skin. โฃ โฃ ~ LOVE THIS. It has added so much hydration and moisture to my skin. I donโ€™t use toner regularly but itโ€™s a nice product to give your skin an extra oomph when it needs it. This is very gentle and works without causing irritation and disrupting the skin barrier. Other serums and moisturizers layer on top of this beautifully. It feels very balancing, anti-inflammatory and hydrating; all with so few natural ingredients. This literally makes my skin feel cool and calmed. Even better when stored in the fridge so itโ€™s even more refreshing on irritated or hot skin. I highly recommend it!โฃ โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream ~ enriched with ๐‚๐จ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š ๐‘๐จ๐จ๐ญ ๐„๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ for an intensive, everyday treat for your skin. Creamy and rich, this luxurious formula is buttery smooth without being heavy or greasy, absorbing quickly into your skin and leaving it hydrated and bouncy.โฃ โฃ ~ This was a skin saver when I was starting with Tretinoin and was experiencing dryness in the first few weeks. But still enjoy using it until now. The cream is very moisturizing but not too heavy which makes it still tolerable for oily skin. The texture is silky smooth which is a pleasure to apply and massage onto the face. This does not leave my skin oily or greasy -- it leaves a slight glow when you first apply it but sinks in beautifully overnight. โฃ โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Peeling Gel ~ moisturizing peeling gel that gently exfoliates and boosts skin moisture with ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ญ to promote radiance.โฃ โฃ ~ Absolutely love this. I try to use it every now and then to just kind of get rid of extra dead skin cells and excess oil. I apply on dry skin, leave it on for about 2 minutes and start gently massaging it. The product gently catches dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Easy to use and you see the results right away. The value is a big plus. Itโ€™s very affordable at $14.99 compared to my other favorite, The Cure Aqua Gel. It smells a little bit medicinal but not irritatingly so. Definitely worth a try for oily, acne-prone gals like me!
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Melissa
Are these 2 items from Pyunkung Yul worth the raves? Well, other than the fact that theyโ€™re affordable, I donโ€™t think theyโ€™re exceptional. ๐Ÿ˜โฃ โฃ I know I kinda raved about the Moisture Ampoule when I started on it. I guess I was taken by the fact that it consists of only six ingredients, primarily Coptis Japonica Root Extract (over 90% of the formula), said to be a powerful skin-calming and hydrating ingredient. ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑโฃ โฃ Pyunkang Yul Moisture Ampoule is described as a high-potency moisture booster that calms, smoothens, and destresses skin for a glowing complexion. The honey-like consistency grabs onto the surface of skin then melts in for a smooth, soft and bouncy texture. โฃ๐Ÿ’– โฃ Well, the honey-like consistency is kinda true. I find the texture very thick and gooey! But though it feels sticky to touch, it doesnโ€™t leave a sticky film on my face. In fact, my skin feels pretty smooth and soft to touch. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโฃ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป โฃ But after using the Moisture Ampoule for a season, I felt it's not moisturizing my skin sufficiently. I think this product might work well for someone with normal or even sensitive skin because the ingredients are simple. I have combination skin and my cheeks still felt dry in the day after using this and was oiling quite a bit because of that dryness. I wonder if their Moisture Serum will work better. ๐Ÿค”โฃ โฃ I use this Moisture Ampoule straight after using the Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner, which is described as an intensely hydrating formula designed to deliver nutrient-filled moisture to skin. Water is not present here as 91.3% of this toner is milk vecht root extract, full of skin-beneficial betaine and minerals. โฃ โฃ Personally, I don't find it intensely hydrating even after using the 7-skin Kbeauty method (applying the toner 7x) with this. IMO, this is just a very afforable and watery toner that you can use for the 7-skin method without feeling the pinch. In short, nothing to shout about. ๐Ÿ˜โฃ โฃ But again, I think this may work well for someone with normal or sensitive skin because it also has inflammatory properties. The product received the most raves so it must be doing right for many people.โฃ What I do like about Pyunkang Yul's products are that they are simple formulations with minimal ingredients and are fragrant free. They probably work very well for those with sensitive skin that cannot tolerate too many unnecessary additives. ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒโฃ
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sesamechew
AM โžก๏ธ PM
Hi lovelies ๐Ÿ’• Here is what Iโ€™ve been using for the past few months and I just want to say - a very simple routine goes a long way. Cleanser: your skin should feel clean after you wash your face, but it shouldnโ€™t feel โ€˜squeakyโ€™. I think there are no need to use cleanser with active ingredients and acids as they strip your skin of your natural oils & pretty much leave your skin irritated. Gentle cleanser works best for me. I normally cleanse 1 time in the morning, and 2 times at night. Serum: I always apply serums while my skin is still wet. I donโ€™t dry my face with a towel all the way, better yet, let your skin dry on its own and apply your serums while the skin it a bit wet. I warm up my serum in my hands for 2 seconds before I apply it to my face. This specific serum from Vichy is great, and it is safe to use on your eyes so I apply it everywhere. Moisturizer: something I did not know when I was younger - no matter what your skin type is, moisturize. Find a moisturizer that works for you and apply it every.single.day. I had a bit of an oily skin growing up and thought a moisturizer would make it more oily and would clog pores, so I skipped that step completely. After trying a bunch of creams/moisturizers/lotions, I am now using the most simple one you can find in any store, and it does itโ€™s job perfectly for me and does not clog my precious pores. I highly recommend a simple moisturizer during the day, no active ingredients needed. SPF: simply a must. Donโ€™t skip it. I wear SPF even when Iโ€™m at home as the sun could still get it. Another mistake that I made when I was younger is not wearing SPF which made my PIH worse. I use this ultra light SPF which is non-comedogenic and creates a very good base for makeup. This combo of lotion + SPF is my favourite as they feel light on the skin and they donโ€™t โ€˜rollโ€™ on the surface. PM: this is where these active ingredients come in handy. Choosing your night treatment is very important as this is when you can address what concerns you the most and the treatment will soak right into your skin and will sit there overnight while you sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด making your $ count as PM treatments get pricey and you want to get the most of using them. My concerns are PIH and dark spots, niacinimide works very well for me. This very simple PM lotion from Cerave is very effective if you struggle from PIH, I highly recommend it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Donโ€™t forget to drop your suggestions for me in the comments โค๏ธ
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SabinaG
Retinoid and double moisturizing
Dr Shah finally got a prescribed retinoid cream. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐ŸฝUnfortunately I cannot tag the product here but we can recommend you go see you a dermatologist and they can prescribe you one. When to use a prescribed retinoid cream? Why? Prescribed retinoid creams have a higher concentration of benzoyl peroxide and adapalene. You use it to prevent wrinkles. Ideally when you turn 30 you must use one. Every skin is different. It is recommended to use every night or every other night if your skin gets too irritated. Also it is normal for your skin to hurt a bit as your skin is peeling off and getting used to the changes. It is recommended to double moisturize your face (before and after applying the cream only to the area where is needed) and wash your hands right away. Do not touch any other part of your body if you have the retinoid. It may cause skin burn or irritation. Riki is using CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion at night and Avรจne - Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream in the morning. This is the first week heโ€™s been using it and he is very excited about this. We would love to hear more about what kind of prescribed retinoid do you use and how did your face reacted... Xoxo ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ
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coupleskinroutine
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โœจ๐ŸŒธ What's in my bathroom? ๐ŸŒธโœจ
Hey everyone! This is my first post! ๐Ÿฅฐ I decided to start off with this kind of post because this batch of skincare is my first ever! (I have only been consciously aware of my skincare for about two months now) So I'm always reevaluating my routine ๐Ÿ˜… My skin type: combination;mostly dry but specifically oily in the creases of my nose. Prone to sensitivity, redness, and dehydration. Lets talk products! โ™กCLEANSERSโ™ก Dr.Ceuracle - Pro Balance Pure Cleansing Oil Love this gentle oil cleanser! I only occasionally wear mascara(not waterproof) and it takes that off no problem with zero eye irritation! ANDALOU NATURALS - CannaCell Cleansing Foam Amazing, gentle, pure foam cleanser! Does not feel drying or make my skin tight after use, even without my oil cleanser! Pyunkang Yul - Low pH Pore Deep Cleansing Foam I have only used this about 3 times; each time after use I seem to get slight irritation, but doesn't last longer than 10-15 minutes or the rest of my products calm it down. โ™กTONERSโ™ก pixi - Rose Tonic I love the rose smell(natural fragrance) and it can be a bit sticky after applying but doesn't bother me. pixi - Vitamin-C Tonic I feel like this toner is a great introduction to Vit C in skincare. I have "virgin" skin so this even tingles a little, but zero irritation even when I do 2-3 layers. COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid Very hydrating exfoliating toner and it leaves my skin so soft. This does not irritate my sensitive skin at all!(I only use 1-2 times a week) Pyunkang Yul - Essence Toner Honestly underwhelmed for the hype I heard about it. Still giving it a chance. Fleur & Bee - Rose and Shine / Natural Rose Water Toner Just a convenient hydrating mist. โ™กSERUMS/OILSโ™ก Pyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum Very nice to apply, great for layering Krave - Great Barrier Relief 100% WORTH THE HYPE essano - Certified Rosehip Oil I can't rate this yet(only used once so far) but overall first application was soothing! โ™กMOISTURIZERSโ™ก Krave - Oat So Simple Water Cream Personally not hydrating enough alone for my dry skin, but a great base cream for me to layer with others due to the clean ingredients list. Pyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream Great cream; however, the lid does have some black flakes of something that fall into the product when screwing it on and off. Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Mediocre gel cream, not hydrating enough for me and the ingredients aren't the greatest. ANDALOU NATURALS - Luminous Night Cream Purple Carrot + C I love the thickness of this, but sometimes I wake in the morning with a weird tight flilmy feeling on my face. #Murad - Age Reform Perfecting Night Cream[products]# Honestly just bought this because it was on clearance๐Ÿ˜… so we'll see how it goes Up next: my first detox mask, my sunscreens and a natural deodorant! โ™ก๐ŸŒธโœจ
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SparkleBlossom
Meet my Favorite K-Beauty Brand๐Ÿ’
๐๐ฒ๐ฎ๐ง๐ค๐š๐ง๐  ๐˜๐ฎ๐ฅ is a skincare brand launched by the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic, an institution well-known for treating atopic skin disorders.โฃ Although I have not talked about them much online, Pyungkang Yul has been one of my favorite brands and I have always enjoyed most of the products theyโ€™ve offered. I like that they are using traditional ingredients and promoting a minimalist approach to skin care. Pyungkang Yul uses only the gentle, yet effective ingredients to help find the optimum balance for your skin.โฃ โฃ I have combination/oily skin and also acne-prone and hereโ€™s my top three recommendations that I think are most suitable for my skin type: โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Essence Toner ~ intensely hydrating formula designed to deliver nutrient-filled moisture to skin. Made up of ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ‘% ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค ๐ฏ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ญ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ, full of skin-beneficial betaine and minerals. With the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-boosting properties of the root extract, this gel-type toner quickly absorbs to hydrate and strengthen skin. โฃ โฃ ~ LOVE THIS. It has added so much hydration and moisture to my skin. I donโ€™t use toner regularly but itโ€™s a nice product to give your skin an extra oomph when it needs it. This is very gentle and works without causing irritation and disrupting the skin barrier. Other serums and moisturizers layer on top of this beautifully. It feels very balancing, anti-inflammatory and hydrating; all with so few natural ingredients. This literally makes my skin feel cool and calmed. Even better when stored in the fridge so itโ€™s even more refreshing on irritated or hot skin. I highly recommend it!โฃ โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream ~ enriched with ๐‚๐จ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐š ๐‘๐จ๐จ๐ญ ๐„๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ for an intensive, everyday treat for your skin. Creamy and rich, this luxurious formula is buttery smooth without being heavy or greasy, absorbing quickly into your skin and leaving it hydrated and bouncy.โฃ โฃ ~ This was a skin saver when I was starting with Tretinoin and was experiencing dryness in the first few weeks. But still enjoy using it until now. The cream is very moisturizing but not too heavy which makes it still tolerable for oily skin. The texture is silky smooth which is a pleasure to apply and massage onto the face. This does not leave my skin oily or greasy -- it leaves a slight glow when you first apply it but sinks in beautifully overnight. โฃ โฃ โฃPyunkang Yul - Peeling Gel ~ moisturizing peeling gel that gently exfoliates and boosts skin moisture with ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ญ to promote radiance.โฃ โฃ ~ Absolutely love this. I try to use it every now and then to just kind of get rid of extra dead skin cells and excess oil. I apply on dry skin, leave it on for about 2 minutes and start gently massaging it. The product gently catches dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Easy to use and you see the results right away. The value is a big plus. Itโ€™s very affordable at $14.99 compared to my other favorite, The Cure Aqua Gel. It smells a little bit medicinal but not irritatingly so. Definitely worth a try for oily, acne-prone gals like me!
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Melissa
great for dry and/or sensitive skin
Although it might be heavy for some, this product is great for dry and/or sensitive skin. I often use this under my tretinoin so it won't create irritation. If you're looking to rebuild your skin barrier, this is also a very good product regardless of skin type. As all other CeraVe products, this one is fragrance and essential oil free.
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shellyj
PM skincare routine with Differin!
Hi friendsโค๏ธ In this post Iโ€™m going to walk you through my PM routine on the nights that I use Differin! Step 1: first cleanse If I am wearing makeup I use the THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm This is by far my favorite product in my whole skincare collection! I cannot say enough good things about this product. I would give it more stars if I could! It gets ALL of my makeup off including mascara and also feels soooooo soothing on my skin. The texture makes it so relaxing to massage on my face after a long day. The smell isnโ€™t great but it doesnโ€™t bother me at all, just smells like oats. Possibly the best thing about this product is the value! It is only $10 for a huge tube that has lasted me almost 3 months and itโ€™s not close to running out. I highly recommend this product because it is the best price for a first cleanse that Iโ€™ve found and is very soothing on my dry skin! Step 2: Second cleanse For my second cleanse after my makeup is off, Iโ€™ve been loving VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser This product is super gentle and doesnโ€™t leave my face feeling dry after! I was on vacation a few weeks ago and forgot a cleanser so I picked this up and ended up absolutely loving it! Step 3: moisturizer I have been using the CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream on the nights I use Differin first because I have dry skin to start out with, plus Differin really makes my skin flaky! I have had this night cream for awhile and it is good. I switched to using the CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream but it made my face sting and I think it was making me break out more ๐Ÿ˜ญ so now I just use that on my body. So now Iโ€™m back to finishing the renewing night cream. I gave this product 4/5 stars only because Iโ€™m not in love with it. It is good but I will probably try a different moisturizer for night time when I finish this tub! Step 4: Differin Gel I have only been using DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel every other night consistently for the past 2 weeks. This is the only reason I have given it 4 stars, I donโ€™t know what my results with this product will be yet! I will keep you all updated on how it is helping my skin. This is my last try before going to a derm about my acne. I am hopeful that it will help, but I do know it can take a few months! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
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gracielabreit
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Healed in under 1 week! How I prevented scarring
๐ŸบSo I have a 9 month old Siberian Husky, heโ€™s got way too much energy for me sometimes. He totally booped me in the eye with his teeth & basically bit my eyelid. I was honestly so f***ing worried, eye skin is so sensitive & my skin scar easily, even from bruising. So how did I get this back to normal in 6 days? First things first... Regularly applying (yup, multiple times a day) SUNSCREEN will help prevent hyperpigmentation. โ˜€๏ธWhen you get a cut or bruise, even a baby one, your skin barrier has been compromised. Even the healthiest skin barrier will not protect you from UV rays whatsoever & any new skin growing after an abrasion is extremely susceptible to UV damage, regardless of your skin tone! Iโ€™m super pale, but even with skin that doesnโ€™t burn easily, newly generated skin tissue will become darker if you donโ€™t use an SPF to protect it. I included a pic of a scratch I got from my dog several months ago, where I totally didnโ€™t protect it from the sun. I can be lazy about body sunscreen & this proved to me that almost any broken skin will scar if it gets sun. I used: KINSHIP - Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturzing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 But honestly any sunscreen you like with a decent SPF is key for scar prevention. Reapply & reapply! I love this formula because itโ€™s so moisturizing! Full review in a previous post. Keeping your skin hydrated & moisturized is super important too, you want to give your skin nourishment while it heals. Which brings me to the second most important thing. ๐ŸŒA repair serum: Beauty of Joseon - Repair Serum : Ginseng+Snail Mucin I have fully fallen in love with Snail Mucin after this serum! Because Snail Mucin is a stress-induced excretion, it's comprised of ingredients meant to repair or protect from injury. These include growth factors, which work by triggering the growth of new skin cells & new collagen. This particular serum is really affordable-$17. It contains over 3% Snail Mucin & itโ€™s over 63% Ginseng extract, also amazing for skin repair & evening tone. Allantoin is another component in the secretion; healing properties, calms irritation & stimulates cell regeneration Also fragrance/alcohol free! Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum Limited Edition This is also packed with Ginseng & other reparative botanical extracts. This really helps me retain moisture in my skin, I use it 2x a day & have noticed generally brighter & clearer skin in the last few months. You use this after cleansing or toning, before other serums. TATCHA - The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream After a couple days I added this. ETUDE - SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream Great for sensitive skin & has vitamin E. I alternated between this &: TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream Also used this: Beauty of Joseon - Glow Serum : Propolis+Niacinamide Almost 60% Propolis + 2% Niacinamide
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nay.nay
These products improved my acne in 3 weeks
Since March 2020 I started breaking out really bad. It got even worse in September and I think it was due to over exfoliation and irritated skin. I started using these products below 3 weeks ago and as you can see from the pictures my acne has noticeably improved. Most of the acne has subsided. The acne on my temples are almost non existent and just some redness remains. Also the redness on my cheeks are fading and are smaller in size. Current routine: Toner: ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner Serums: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Treatment: AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion Creams: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) and ETUDE - SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream Retinol: DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream Really happy with these products right now! I will continue using these products and might add Vitamin C as well. I will post another update in another 3 weeks, stay tuned ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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kaz
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Boring ๐Ÿฅฑ but effective โ˜บ๏ธ
Boring ๐Ÿฅฑ but effective โ˜บ๏ธ
๐ŸคI have almost no complaints about this product other than the fact that Iโ€™m BORED by it. I heard James Welsh say something similar in one of his videos and itโ€™s that for people like me skincare is a hobby/passion and this product doesnโ€™t particularly excite me as a skincare junkie. DONT GET ME WRONG. Itโ€™s a GREAT PRODUCT. I bought it because my skin barrier was screaming HELP and it did indeed help. But yeah itโ€™s good, gets the job done, and thereโ€™s not much more to it. Iโ€™m very liberal with how much of this product I apply compared to my other products. ๐ŸคIt is a lightweight moisturizer, which I thought would be thicker since it is branded as PM. It shouldnโ€™t clog up your pores. I also use it in the morning sometimes around my eyes and the corners of my nose when theyโ€™re sensitive. Texture is good, smells fine, sinks in well to the skin. I use this a lot on my neck! I donโ€™t use this every night, since I feel like sometime I get tiny random breakouts and I think itโ€™s from this product. Not sure. ๐ŸคIt contains three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide, all of which are super hydrating and are perfect for soothing the skin. Also contains PARABENS, but Iโ€™ll leave that up to you guys to have your opinions on it... โ™ฅ๏ธCONCLUSION. I think Iโ€™ll repurchase this, but mostly to use it on my neck lol and sometimes on my face. Itโ€™s good but nothing too special for me. Itโ€™s easily accessible from the drugstore. Maybe Iโ€™ll try one of their cleansers in the future. CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion -J
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JulianaGM
PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe-PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CERAMIDES! What & why? ALL SKIN TYPES.
CERAMIDES! What & why? ALL SKIN TYPES.
Ever heard of a healthy skin barrier? Are you using products with ingredients that help the skin barrier? Let me introduce to you, CERAMIDES. Ceramides occur naturally in the uppermost layers of our skin. They are lipids (fats) that help form our skin barrier and retain moisture. Ceramides also protect our skin from environmental aggressors. Why do we need them? As we age and our sun damage increases, we loose our natural ceramides. Not enough ceramides means a compromised skin barrier aka dry, itchy, and irritated skin. What do Ceramides in skincare do? They help rebuild and reinforce our skin barrier, increase hydration and decrease skinโ€™s signs of sensitivity. Basically plumper, smoother, firmer, and less irritated skin! What skin type needs ceramides? ALL SKIN TYPES! Since Ceramides are natural and part of our skin, everyone can use products with Ceramides in them. Ingredients list! Most of the time itโ€™s pretty obvious, products will say the word Ceramide, but they can also be identified as phytosphinogosine and sphingosine aka ingredients that get the skin into making ceramides. To sum it all up! Ceramides help keep our skim barrier in tip top shape! A good skin barrier means healthy skin! My favorite Ceramide products are listed below! Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Liquid + moisturizing toner. + 5-cera complex + dry skin: use as toner. + oily skin: use as toner or moisturizer. + pat in with hands. + absorbs nicely into skin, not sticky. + helps dry flakey skin and eczema. + leaves skin soft and supple. $38 5.07 oz/150ml seiso JBEAUTY - Ceramide Moisture Milk + lightweight + milky gel like texture + replenishes daily loss of ceramides and fatty acids. + improves hydration + reduces inflammation + promotes healthy skin barrier. $95 50ml 1.7oz More affordable options? ANYTHING CeraVe. My personal favorites: DRY SKIN: CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin OILY SKIN CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin
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honeybri
Ceramide Moisture Milk
seiso JBEAUTY-Ceramide Moisture Milk
Honestly loving the HONEST Hydrogel Cream
Honestly loving the HONEST Hydrogel Cream
I really wish I could give this 4.5 stars. I have to say, at first I did not like this product. Itโ€™s different from my other gel creams in the way that you have to massage this in a little more. At first it looks like a thick white cream which really confused me because it doesnโ€™t look like a gel cream. On top of that, it didnโ€™t absorb into the skin instantly, it stayed a bit white as I applied it so I felt the need to work it into my skin a little more. But then as you massage it into your skin it turns into a more water-like texture that glides so easily over the skin. After trying it a couple times, I became a huge fan. The good: + Key ingredients include: two types of hyaluronic acid and squalane, which is second in the ingredients list which makes me happy. + Oil-free, fragrance-free, and overall just a nice, unalarming ingredients list. + Skin instantly looks so glowy and moisturized. And it stayed moisturized all day and all night. + Affordable and super accessible. I personally got mine at Shoppers Drug Mart. + Absolutely no breakouts / acne so far (Iโ€™m almost done the full jar). + I really love the feeling of putting this all over my neck, chest and shoulders - it just glides over the skin so easily and feels refreshing. The not so good: - As I said before you do have the massage this into your skin a little bit, itโ€™s just smidgen more effort and itโ€™s not like it instantly absorbs if you just dot it on. Worth it? Itโ€™s a bit more expensive than my go-to Hydro Boost gel cream, but honestly I see sales on this all the time, so itโ€™s usually not by too much. I really do think the product is worth the price though. Will I repurchase? I will, but I do think this would be better for winter for me personally. I feel like if you have normal or dry skin, this could be a great summer or even anytime moisturizer. For my combo / oily skin, I donโ€™t think I necessarily need this much moisture because itโ€™s so humid where I live. So come next winter, for sure! Ps I have combination, acne prone skin :) Pps shout out to my boyfriendโ€™s nerdy solar system poster in the background ๐Ÿช
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Glossy.glossary
Hydrogel Cream
HONEST-Hydrogel Cream
Picking the right moisturizer for your skin type
Picking the right moisturizer for your skin type
In a world where the skincare market has become super saturated it can be hard to choose the right products for your skin type. In general it can be hard to know what products are right in general. As a general rule of thumb I tend to recommend gels for oily skin and creams for dry skin but I wanted to break it down a little further. Dry skin: Dry skin is normally characterized as skin lacking oil. It can be caused by a number of conditions but usually youโ€™ll have a lack of oil production, flakiness, dry patches, and scaling. For dry skin youโ€™re going to want to look for richer creams like the Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer . This is probably the thickest cream Iโ€™ve ever experienced. Thicker creams will contain hydrating ingredients to trap in moisture to help throughout the day. You can also opt for an oil on top of your moisturizer to help add that extra oil youโ€™re lacking. (My favorite is rosehip oil). Oily skin: Oily skin is normally characterized as skin over producing oil (this is me ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ). Here youโ€™re going to still want hydrating ingredients but you donโ€™t want something heavy as it can tend to block the pores (which are already over producing oil and can in turn cause break outs). I prefer gel moisturizers like the FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya . This gel moisturizer is chock full of hydrating ingredients that give moisture to the skin but is still super lightweight enough to where it doesnโ€™t feel heavy or suffocating on the skin. Combination skin: Combo skin is normally characterized as having both the characteristics of oily and dry skin. You can be shiny and oily in one place (normally the T zone) and dry and flaky in others. Here you have a couple of options. You can opt for a very lightweight cream moisturizer like the dr. brandt - Cool Biotic Prebiotic Redness Relief Cream . This is also perfect for this with normal or sensitive skin. Itโ€™s very lightweight on the skin and contains skin soothing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and cannabis sativa seed oil. With this being lightweight it will help maintain normal moisture balance to the skin. Then from there you have a few options of what to do. You can take an oil and dot that over the areas where you have drier skin or you can take a thicker cream and do the same. That way youโ€™re treating both conditions without contradicting the other. Other things to look for: Personally I prefer to look for fragrance free options. If it has less than 1% I donโ€™t mind it but if fragrance is high up on the ingredient list I would pass. Especially if you have sensitive skin. With sensitive skin I usually recommend staying away from fragrance or artificial dyes. First Aid Beauty is probably the best brand for sensitive skin. With oily skin I also try to look for non comedogenic ingredients as those are less likely to block the pores.
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Mallory
Cool Biotic Prebiotic Redness Relief Cream
dr. brandt-Cool Biotic Prebiotic Redness Relief Cream
Best moisturizer for sensitive skin
Best moisturizer for sensitive skin
The cerave pm moisturizer is marketed as a lightweight moisturizer for all skin types and contains hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and niacinamide to moisturize skin. It targets people with a damaged skin barrier. It has a lightweight gel-cream texture. Overall, it has an amazing texture and is very lightweight and gentle. I decided to try it after needing a new moisturizer and this one has a great price. I love it for my sensitive skin because it is fragrance free and keeps my skin hydrated all day without making me breakout or get flaky skin. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for lightweight hydration without clogging pores. This product is definitely worth it because it extremely cheap and effective. Definitely worth trying if you have sensitive skin and need a cheap, non irritating, and effective moisturizer. CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
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corebeauty
PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe-PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
OILY SKIN MOISTURIZER | CeraVe PM
OILY SKIN MOISTURIZER | CeraVe PM
CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion Guys! My favorite moisturizer! โœจ This is CeraVeโ€™s PM moisturizer and is marketed as a basic, non-irritating, lightweight moisturizer. It is called PM because they have one of the samer cersion with SPF made for the daytime. It is recommended for oily skin because it is a very lightweight formula that wonโ€™t clog pores. In the third photo I show the consistency of this product, as you can see it is a cream-gel texture and very light! I decided to try this because I was a fan of CeraVeโ€™s other face washes and I heard good things about this one. Iโ€™ve gone through probably 5 bottles of this! I can say that it immediately became a staple in my collection! With the addition of ceramides, it is moisturizing enough for my skin yet does not make me oily which is very important for me. It layers beautifully with other products and Iโ€™ve never had a problem with it pilling. Iโ€™ll probably never go to another daily moisturizer just because I know I can trust this! Plus itโ€™s fragrance free making it amazing for sensitive skin. The only downside to this is that the bottles are so small! They donโ€™t come in bigger bottles! Also, in the winter I find that I have to layer a second moisturizer on my dry areas because of the lack of moisture in the air during these months. Besides that, this is a STAPLE product. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a very basic moisturizer or those with sensitive skin due to its non-comedogenic properties. Dry skin thpes might need more hydration from a product so I would recommend other products for those people. At only $12, this is widely available in drugstores and is amazing for its price! 100% worth it in my opinion โœจ
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skinillustrated
PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe-PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
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