Just an update... I’m trying to restore the pH of my skin & repair the moisture barrier bc my skin had been overcompensating oil for a while. Then it became very dry, uncomfortable & tight. Currently ~ *NO ACTIVES, NO TOPICALS, NO ACCUTANE* 1) 🌞💧I cleanse with Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser Creamy Formula. (Day & Night)
Great cleanser, it’s pH balanced! It’s done a great job balancing my skin. After cleansing, my skin feels comfortable. 5/52) I use a Aloe & Green Tea toner in the day after cleansing, leaves my skin hydrated👍🏼
Ingredients: Aloe & 🌹 Water Hydrosol, Glycerin, DL Panthenol, Aldenine PBC & Green Tea Extract 🍵3) Following the toner, I use PAULA'S CHOICE - Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer
Ingredients: Glycerin, Squalane (emollient), Ceramide EOP (skin-replenishing), Ceramide AP (skin-replenishing), Ceramide NP & Niacinamide
This product leaves my skin dewey, soft & hydrated👌🏼4) ☀️ Sunscreen: Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40
My face usually itches by the end of the day when using this. Any recommendations for mineral sunscreen with good good ingredients are accepted 😇🌚 At night I cleanse & I’ve been following up with a mask that I leave on overnight.
Manuka Honey & Aloe Gel Mask (nightly) 🍯
Dec. 20, 2020
soakuptheglowWhen I have a lot of inflammation and irritation, I don’t wash my face in the morning (only in the evening), just rinse with lukewarm water and apply sunscreen. I have very dry skin but that really seems to help me retain moisture.
Dec. 21, 2020·2 likes
I live where the sun shines virtually every day! Therefore, my routine is photo protective. From my morning Vitamin C + antioxidant serums, to my evening gentle acid exfoliants, I have built my skincare routine around anti-aging preventatives. I recently began working topical retinol at low % into my routine and get monthly Y:ag laser facials to stimulate and encourage collagen production. I’m about to turn 26, and I am very lucky to have plenty of collagen and few wrinkles. I spent a lot of my early 20s breaking the cardinal rules of anti-aging including smoking cigarettes (I’ve been nicotine free for over a year now!) and skipping SPF most days. I even had a brief bout of tanning booth addiction 😟 Now I use spf products as a daily routine. I was committed to Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 until a girl at Ulta recommended StriVectin - Full Screen SPF 30 Clear Finish which has a lower SPF and similar consistency as Unseen. I’ve also tried the Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40AND Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40, neither of which I was really crazy about. The gel/primer consistency of both Unseen Sunscreen and the Strivectin spf are more conducive to my skincare routine and they both sink into my skin without leaving a greasy feeling. Now that I have an office job and wfh, I’m spending about 10 hours/day staring at two huge computer monitors, so I think I’ll stick with the Strivectin screen that also includes Vitamins A, B, C, and Pro-Vitamin D (?) and claims for protect against UVA/UVB, Blue Light (computer screens), and pollution. It’s affordable, comfortable to wear, a little goes a long way, and performs well under makeup when I’m wearing it. The lower spf isn’t a problem for me because I’m not standing in direct sunlight or anything. I think if I had my previous job working outside everyday I’d want a higher spf. Another line of defense I like to fall back on are SPF tinted moisturizers. A while back I had tried the PÜR - 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 which is honestly such a dream. This is a photo of me wearing it on a midday walk. It’s low to medium coverage, buildable, hydrating, and stays put! I don’t have very oily skin or especially dry skin so I feel it is a happy medium for those with normal or combo skin types. By no means is it full coverage. I slap this on (using my fingers to apply) if I’m planning to go for a walk in the sunshine or on a hike, in addition to my base layer of SPF. Of course, the best preventative is keeping the sun off your face at all costs, so you’ll usually see me on the trails with one of my favorite floppy hats, or sometimes if I’m feeling jazzy - my Bluestone Sunshield (see a few posts back). Do you wear SPF every day? Have you made any lifestyle changes for the sake of beauty/anti-aging? Share your tips or thoughts below!
I like it but .....
Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 I like it but for me it is very drying, I have combination skin but I am drier than oily, its application is easy, it blends very well, it does not leave white but I do not like it! I'M LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SUN PROTECTOR FOR MY SKIN
Paula’s choice goodness
Okay okay I finally decided to try out Paulas choice. I mean everyone else seems to own it I felt it was about time I saw what all the fuss was about! Omega moisturizer: okay wow it’s like a beautiful whipped cloud when you put it on your face! And it gets double points for being moisturizing too! Very good choice for dry skin gals. I love this moisturizer! Definitely a dupe for the drunk elephant lala retro Electrolyte moisturizer: this also has a whipped texture and my skin just drinks this baby up. I love it but here’s the catch. Not strong enough for dry winter days. Summer I will definitely buy the full size but in this winter unless if I use it as a serum it’s better suited for my combo/oily people. Lip & body balm: okay this was my favorite out of all of them here’s why. It hydrated my lips sooo well. Like I thought my lano lip balm was good (and it still is just #2 now) but this baby is 100x better. I put it on my dry chapped/bitten lips at night and in the morning it’s still there very moisturized. Does not wear off! For all of them I gave em a 5/5 cause I loved all the products! They are a bit on the pricier side but Paula’s Choice has sales all the time I recommend you check these babies out when they are on sale you won’t regret it!
Best skincare combo for flawless makeup
As someone who never skips a day of wearing spf, it’s always important for me to find spfs that work well under makeup. Also important that my spf doesn’t pill on my moisturizer. Luckily I found that this duo looks totally seamless under makeup and causes absolutely no pilling! GOOD MOLECULES - Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer So I have had this a bit and never really fell in love with it. It isn’t super moisturizing for my dry skin and found that it was just kind of blah for me. That is until I started using it with the Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 sunscreen. So the moisturizer works as a nice matte-looking base. It doesn’t leave the skin shiny, oily or dewy. It does seems to fill in pores minimally and make my skin look super smooth. The magic happens when you use the supergoop spf on top. The spf is a super dimethicone based spf, and it is totally clear! Like no white cast at all. Looks so smooth on top of the moisturizer and just glides on. The dimethicone helps fill pores even more as well so my skin ends up looking so smooth and ready for makeup application. Definitely recommend this combo for anyone who wears makeup!
GOOD MOLECULES-Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer
I’ve been trying this travel sized Essential Glow Moisturizer with SPF30 by @paulaschoice the past week. It’s essentially a moisturizer and a mineral sunscreen combo type product. . It’s unscented and has a light texture. Because of its cream coloured tint, it applies on with a slight cream cast instead of a white cast. However, the cream cast goes away fairly quickly as it gets absorbed into your skin. I notice a very slight sheen upon application, which I guess you could call a bit of “glow,” but it disappears just like the cream cast. My light face powder applies smoothly on top of this sunscreen, with no pilling. There’s also no oil build up during the day, which is always a huge plus for me. . I did find that my eyes stung or became itchy every time I washed this off my face, even with tightly closed eyes. My main issue with this product is that I noticed that I started to break out, especially on and around my nose. 😱 Unfortunately, as much as I love PC, this is a no for my skin. I’ll be using the remainder of this Moisturizer in my body 😀. #nowaste. . One last thought I have is that I feel like I would get more effective protection using a strict SPF product as opposed to a moisturizer/SPF combo product. What are your thoughts on this?
PAULA'S CHOICE-Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30
☀️ 𝐏𝐔𝐑𝐈𝐓𝐎 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐲 𝗪𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐒𝐏𝐅𝟓𝟎+ 𝐏𝐀++++[𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝] ☀️ 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬/𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: “A daily physical sunblock that shields the skin from UVA and UVB rays to prevent skin damage. It is a 70% water-based sunblock formulated with CICA. It gives the skin a moisturized finish without any stickiness and white cast. It is #crueltyfree and uses only EWG green ingredients” 𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: ~ non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (faves) - UVA and UVB protection ~ centella asiatica - soothing, anti inflammatory ~ niacinamide - antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, lightening —————————- I love this product and been enjoying using it! Claims to contain 70% water, the formula is incredibly lightweight- feels like putting on a chemical sunscreen😦 It applies really smooth and doesn’t make me extra greasy. Does not cause breakouts or irritate my skin at all, nor sting the eyes. It doesn’t leave whitecast and works well even if I work in a humid environment. I can’t say for sure how well this works under makeup, but it does not pill when I use it with my Elta MD tinted sunscreen. This has also been excellent for my sensitive skin (I started retinoid🙈) having no fragrance is a big plus! However, it isn't as moisturising as I would like it to be. But not a big deal! I can always just use a good moisturizer underneath. Overall, I think this is the best kbeauty broad spectrum sunscreen i’ve ever tried so far. I can highly recommend! This is a huge win for me! —————————- 𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐲? retails between $11 and $19 for 60 ml depending on the different retailers | it’s currently $𝟏𝟎.𝟕𝟗 on 𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐚.𝐜𝐨𝐦 @stylevana_sv !! 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
one old one new
💗 Krave Beauty’s the beet shield / beet the sun spf 50+ PA++++: antioxidant, lightweight day fluid formulated with beetroot extract, allantoin, vitamin c, resveratrol, and egcg $20, krave beauty site - I’ve already talked about this sunscreen on my page and how much I love it. It doesn’t leave a cast, it gives me a glow for a while, and it gives good protection. I have no complaints about it, but I am looking to try more physical sunscreens. (swatched on earlier post) • 💚Purito centella green level spf 50 PA ++++: water- based chemical sunscreen infused with centella asiatica extract, glycerin, and niacinamide. $11.99, yesstyle - This sunscreen also didn’t leave a cast. I can’t use it with a thick moisturizer because it clogs my pores & gives me white heads 😕 so I use it as my am moisturizer & sunscreen which I lovee. The application isn’t as fun as the beet shield bc its thicker but it offers pretty good protection and the price point is better for the size compared to the beet shield. • my yesstyle rewards code is NIYSSKIN just in case anyone wants to use it :) *i do make a small commission
PURITO-Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+
Sunscreen is a Must. 🌞
Korean sunscreens have really changed the game for sunscreens world wide. The formulations really prove how advanced their skincare is compared to others. I’ve never not liked a Korean sunscreen because they don’t leave a white cast, they don’t hurt reefs, and they don’t break me out. If you’re thinking of making the switch I would totally say go for it! Here are two of my favorites! Krave - The Beet Shield - this doesnt say sunscreen on it because technically they can’t market it as a sunscreen here in the states because we haven’t approved of their ingredients for sun fighting but it is still a sun screen! This is so lightweight on the skin and gives a night healthy glow without being super oily. Plays well under makeup and I’ve never had any irritation from this formula. Bioré - Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ - you can buy this sunscreen on amazon and it is VERY similar to the Krave one but you get more and this one does contain fragrance if you’re sensitive to it. This one leaves you hydrated as well without irritation and plays well under makeup. These two are very similar so if one is easier to get than the other then I would go for the easily accessible. :)
Bioré-Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+
Sunscreen is an important part of the skincare and it can be helpful in treating many skin conditions - it's helpful with pigmentation, acne and ageing. I've got combo sensitive skin and finding a product that'll match my skin is hard but I got myself some sunscreens lately. 🌿Make P 🌿Krave Beauty Beet the Sun - I always thought that cleanser or AHA Treatment will be my first purchase from this brand but nope, I needed a sunscreen ASAP that's why I got this one. 🌿The Saem Eco Earth Power Mild Sun Cushion (Over Action Little Rabbit), I literally got it only because of the packaging, I just love bunnies and I wanted to get this series so badly and sun cushion sounded so good.
Krave-The Beet Shield
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