Glowing skin for the win✨ Optometric Physician
The Best CBD/Sativa Skincare Products & CBD Info
CBD (Cannabidiol) skincare products are a relative newcomer to the skincare industry. While CBD has a multitude of skincare benefits, research is still ongoing. Sativa oil in skincare is actually widely utilized and contains no CBD by itself. CBD skincare benefits: 💚Acne-fighting - has been shown to decrease excess oil buildup to keep pores clear and help balance oil production on skin’s surface. It may not be effective on body acne, but it’s not going to make it worse. 💚Anti-inflammatory - targets multiple skin cells types and can reduce redness within ten minutes of application. 💚Smooths scars - increases skin elasticity and hydration to reduce overall appearance of acne scars 💚Treats eczema and psoriasis - reduces itching and appearance My Tips: ✅Look at percentages/amount - in order for a skincare product to be effective, if has to have a higher concentration of CBD, anything 100 mg or higher is most effective, but lower concentrations (50 mg) can work well for some individuals. ✅Check Labels - CBD is NOT the same as hemp seed oil/sativa oil. While CBD has a multitude of skincare benefits, the only thing hemp oil/sativa oil (used alone) will do is act as an intense moisturizer. This is not a bad thing if that’s what you’re going for. I interchange products depending on my skin’s needs. CBD concentration depends on plant extraction. In sativa oils, there are no cannabinoids in the oils extracted from a hemp seed. CBD is extracted from the leaves of the plant, high in cannabinoids. For CBD products, look for the following labels: CBD isolate, hemp CBD, hemp extract oil, broad or full-spectrum CBD, cannabidiol and phytocannabinoid-rich. ✅Watch for “all-natural” - many people commonly have allergies to plant-based derivatives, called botanicals. Sometimes after using a “green” product, people can have skin irritation. So make sure that the CBD product you are using isn’t diluted with triggering plant-additives. Most people don’t have reactions to CBD itself. ✅Use in conjunction with other products- CBD doesn’t typically interact with other skincare ingredients, which makes it an excellent additive to a skincare regimen. The anti-acne properties will work better if you are keeping your pores unclogged already. My Favorite Products: The Holy Grail: HERBIVORE - Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil King of the CBD products, this face oil packs a triple whammy. It combines the power of CBD and sativa oil. That’s why so many people swear by it and see results. You feel intense moisture when you apply and the next morning, you wake up with a glow! I use it with the HERBIVORE - Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum for deeper moisturization and more glow effect. I recommend getting it in the kit HERBIVORE - Glow Potions Emerald CBD + Prism 12% AHA Glow Duo ✅100 mg full-spectrum CBD - reduces redness and acne ✅Hemp seed oil - increased moisture and glow ✅Adaptogens - skin calming and nourishing ✅Okay for most acne-prone skin Truly Products: I cannot say enough positive things about the quality of these products. While I do not feel that anything can beat Herbivore’s CBD product, Truly comes close. TRULY - Blueberry Kush CBD Face Oil ✅300 mg sativa seed oil CBD ✅AHA/BHA - glow and clear skin ✅Collagen - promotes skin health TRULY - Mary Jane CBD Glow Serum ✅100 mg sativa seed oil ✅Vitamin A - firms and brightens skin ✅Glycolic acid - skin resurfacing TRULY - CBD Acne Facial Kit ✅Calms breakouts with the fun of CBD acne patches and pore strips. You also get a spot treatment with CBD isolate and salicylic acid and a little extraction tool CANNUKA - Harmonizing Face Cream I bought the whole 3-piece kit CANNUKA - Face Kit with the eye cream and lip balm, but the face cream is amazing alone! ✅100 mg CBD isolate ✅Maunuka honey + hyaluronic acid for intense hydration ✅More gentile formula than other products Milk MAKEUP - CBD + Arnica Solid Body Oil Similar to Herbivore’s product, but for the body! ✅100 mg broad-spectrum CBD ✅Arnica - healing properties (even bruising) ✅Vitamin E - skin nourishing Kiehl's - Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate My favorite (non-CBD) sativa-only product! Very high-quality product. Dries quickly. Can be layered well with other oils or serums. ✅Sativa seed oil ✅Green oregano - calms acne-prone skin LORD JONES - High CBD Formula Body Lotion Full body lotion! It has a cooling effect and dries quickly. Non-greasy. ✅100 mg broad-spectrum CBD ✅Shea butter - ultra-moisturizing on dry/cracking skin ✅Fragrance-free available options 💁🏻♀️Let me know what you think of CBD and sativa skincare or if you have any questions!
TRULY-Blueberry Kush CBD Face Oil
Fun Bubble Mask for Acne
The last thing you think of when you have a breakout is fun! As someone with acne-prone skin, I know this all too well. Today I picked this mask up and gave it a try. Definitely worth it. I left me feeling squeaky clean, which is great for a breakout. It’s gentle which is helpful if you’re having a sensitive skin day too. It is not moisturizing, so make sure you follow up with an moisturizer or face oil for acne-prone skin. It was fun watching it bubble up too. SEPHORA COLLECTION - SUPERMASK The Bubble Mask 🧪Active ingredient: Spirulina - antioxidant to protect and anti-inflammatory to calm skin ✅Good for all skin types, even sensitive ❌Not moisturizing
SEPHORA COLLECTION-SUPERMASK The Bubble Mask
Acids For Skincare, The Most Comprehensive Guide
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Niacinamide For Acne, Dark Marks and More!
Hailed as the new "it" and “holy grail” ingredient in skincare, niacinamide is an active form of Vitamin B3. It's available in many skin care products and one of the best you can add to your skincare routine! Not all formulas and concentrations are the same or function the same ways. So here are the top products I’ve tried and all about how niacinamide works: PAULA'S CHOICE - Niacinamide 20% Treatment ✨Improves chronic bumpy skin/orange-peel texture ✨Reduces appearance of sagging stretched pores ✨Brightens blotchy tone, fades post-acne marks ✨Fights advanced signs of aging PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster ✨Reduces rough texture ✨Minimizes appearance of large pores ✨Brightens a dull complexion ✨Fights fine lines and early signs of aging SKINCEUTICALS - Discoloration Defense Skin Discoloration Serum ✨Lightens and improves appearance of dark spots ✨Brightens skin tone and texture The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ✨Reduces acne and dark spot appearance ✨Reduces pore congestion ✨Balances oil production in skin PETER THOMAS ROTH - Pro Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment ✨Fades discoloration and post-acne marks ✨Brightens and repairs uneven skin tone SATURDAY SKIN - Bright Potion Probiotic Power Serum ✨Improves skin barrier protection, hydration and tone ✨Nourishes skin and promotes luminous appearance #Apostrophe - Azelaic Acid 15% + Niacinamide 4% Formula[products]#[FiveStars] ✨Smooths fine lines and wrinkles ✨Improves skin barrier protection and moisture ✨Brightens skin and fades dark marks PEACE OUT - Microneedling Dark Spot Brightening Dots ✨Micro-needle patches for faster results ✨Lightens appearance of dark spots ✨Dark patches become clear and even How niacinamide works: ✨Skin friendly - every skin type can use it ✅Best for acne-prone skin, oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, sensitive skin 🧪Works by inhibiting oil production skin which is beneficial for acne-prone and oily skin types. As a cream or serum, it’s non-irritating and very tolerable compared to other skin treatments. This makes it favorable for people with dry or sensitive skin. ✨Anti-inflammatory - skin calming ✅Best for - treating inflammatory acne, acne rosacea, skin redness 🧪Works to inhibit inflammatory pathway elements within the body. This subsequently prevents migration of products involved in inflammation to the skin! As a result, skin becomes less inflamed and irritated. ✨Brightening - a miracle dark mark corrector ✅Best for - dark marks, post-acne hyperpigmentation, dull complexion 🧪Works to inhibit the transfer of skin's light absorbing pigment, melanin, into the outer layers of the skin. This leads to an overall faded appearance of spots. ✨Anti- Aging - treatment and prevention ✅Best for fine lines, sallow skin, wrinkles 🧪Works by supplementing antioxidants that fight against skin’s free radicals associated with aging and photoaging (skin aging due to sun/UV exposure.) 🧪Works by preventing deposits of cellular components in skin cells that make skin stiff and rigid during photoaging.The appearance of creases and wrinkles become reduced. ✨Completion correcting - smoother texture and complexion ✅Best for uneven skin texture and tone 🧪Works by supplementing an antioxidant that promotes healthy skin cell growth. Skin becomes renewed and vibrant. 🧪Works by increasing the production of ceramides which maintain skin’s barrier. Skin looks moisturized and softer. Overall, niacinamide is a safe, versatile product and fabulous addition to a daily skincare regimen.
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
#nofilterneeded with Glowscreen ✨
I LOVE this sunscreen! It’s so lightweight and I can just throw it on without any makeup (after my morning skin care glow routine) and go about my day because it has a light tint. It also has an opalescent finish to give skin a dewy and luminous glow. I never thought I would be so confident going without makeup, but I just feel so fresh wearing it that there’s no need for it or for filters! Glowscreen is superior to other sunscreens, it contains: ✨Hydration boosting - hyaluronic acid and B5 ✨Complexion calming - niacinamide (B3) ✨Wrinkle preventing - sea lavender ✨Blue light blocking - coco peptides ✨Clean SPF 40 - avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene While you can also use this product as a primer (I tried it last night and it works great under foundation, I suggest you give it a go as is for that #nofilterneeded glow. Review inspired by @smaxxreview of Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40
Supergoop!-Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40
BEST Acne Spot Treatments and How They Work
👩🏻⚕️Everything you ever wanted to know about acne spot treatments, ingredients and more! 🔑P. Acnes/C. Acnes is the bacteria responsible for causing acne. 🔑Rx Retinoids, Differin (Adapalene,) and retinols should not be used as spot treatments. See my previous post for information about these. So what's in spot treatments and how and why do these ingredients work? proactiv - Emergency Blemish Relief ✅Rating 9/10 ✅More penetrating, less drying 5% BPO formula ✅Goes on clear and can be worn under makeup ✅I’m allergic to BPO but can sometimes use this sparingly 🧪Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is considered the gold standard in treating acne. BPO works by penetrating clogged hair follicles to kill the bacteria that causes acne within the pore, P. acnes. In addition, BPO is anti-inflammatory, and continues to fight acne after it has cleared. New studies show lower concentrations of BPO are just as effective as higher concentrations and cause less irritation. ✅Best for: inflammatory acne, blackheads, whiteheads, pustules/papules, mild cystic acne ORIGINS - Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel (1.5% SA) ✅Rating 9/10 ✅More concentrated formulation ✅Works quickly ✅Goes on clear and can be worn under makeup 🧪Salicylic acid is (SA) a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that acts as a skin exfoliant. It works to clear acne-causeing debris from pores, such as dead skin cells. Dead skin cells then shed and pores appear smaller, tighter, clearer and more youthful. It's important to note that it does not kill P. acnes, the bacteria that is linked to acne. ✅Best for: oiliness, blackheads, whiteheads, large and congested pores Kate Somerville - EradiKate Acne Treatment ✅Rating9/10 ✅Dries quickly and doesn’t flake ✅Works quickly ✅Combines sulfur (10%), salicylic acid and Zinc Oxide 💁🏻♀️I like it better than MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (Combines sulfur, salicylic acid and calamine) 🧪Sulfur works similar to benzoyl peroxide and fights P. acnes. However, it appears to be more gentile and has less irritant effects. Sulfur also promotes the top layers of skin to dry and peel off. The effect dries up pimples and prevents future breakouts. In addition, sulfer reduces excess production of sebum oils that can cause acne causing debris when they mix with dead skin cells. Overall, sulfur is excellent at unclogging pores. ✅Best for: sebum-induced acne, blackheads, whiteheads, large and congested pores yesto - Triple-Threat Acne Treatment Kit ✅Rating 9.5/10 ✅Combines charcoal, sulfur (4%) and which hazel ✅Dries and works quickly ✅Smells heavenly boscia - Charcoal Spot Corrector ✅Rating 8.5/10 ✅Combines charcoal, willow herb extract and salicylic acid ✅Dries and works quickly ✅Good for sensitive skin 🧪Activated charcoal works by picking up and removing bacteria, oil, toxins and other cellular debris. It is a good anti-inflammatory, exfoliant that clears pores, increases pore tightness and reduces pore size. It works similar to sulfur in that it can balance sebum production. But, like salicylic acid, activated charcoal has no effect against P. acnes. ✅Best for: inflammatory acne, blackheads, whiteheads, large and congested pores 🚨All of the ingredients and products can have side effects such as dryness, itching, redness, flaking, irritation or allergy. Be sure to test a small area on skin 24 hours before applying to your face.
boscia-Charcoal Spot Corrector
THIS IS NOT ACNE! Have you experienced this?
For once in your life, you’ve probably experienced this weird feeling on your face! These small, red, bumps on your cheeks or forehead. You may think it’s a growing pimple. But it’s been a week or more and it’s still not gone! It’s never grown into that disgusting white, swollen volcano you call a pimple. Fear not! Your skin will get better because this is most likely a case of prickly heat rash. What is it? It’s a skin condition caused by blocked sweat ducts and trapped sweat beneath the skin. This is because of hot and humid weather. Symptoms -red tiny bumps -itchiness -prickly feeling *THIS IS SHORT TERM IT LASTS WITHIN DAYS TO WEEKS* I’m not saying you should stop exercising or not move at all! I’m saying you should always make sure you wipe that sweat away or take cool showers. I’m letting you know this because, I TOO, have experienced this recently. I thought it was my skin breaking out. But they never came to a pimple so I was scared my cheeks and forehead was going to be bumpy and feel like sandpaper forever. But I did my research and started paying more attention to what I do. Which came to realizing that after working out in the morning, I DON’T take a shower right away. I usually sit down and go through social media first. WORSE CHOICE POSSIBLE! So that ended up with all the sweat accumulated on my forehead to become into, yes, a heat rash. So I started a new routine, brought a towel to my daily workouts, and wiped them off every time I felt sweating a river. I made sure I DID NOT SKIP my skin care routine! MORNING AND EVENING! DID MY FACE MASKS! And I made sure my showers were JUST RIGHT, never too cold or too hot! The more you shower in hot temperature, the more it will worsen your skin and rash. If you take showers in hot temperatures, it will dry out your skin more!! And thankfully after around 2 and a half weeks, my face started feeling smooth again. I don’t see bumps anymore. What I’m trying to say is, don’t panic over a skin condition you encounter! Do your research, don’t skip your skin care, and sleep well! *The first 3 pictures are sample pictures of what a heat rash looks like* *I wish I had taken a photo when I had the rash! But my skin now is extremely clear ONCE MORE, so the last picture is my skin now after all the rash craziness* I hope this helps!
CBD in all your nooks & crannies 🌵
Body care is something I tend to forget about a lot. I’m too concerned about what I put on my face I forget about what to put on my body. Leef Organics makes that really easy with their Nooks + Crannies CBD soap. They claim it soothes the skin, relieves irritation, has antioxidants protection, hydrates, and rebalances. I have eczema prone skin on my body so I have to be really careful what I use or else I get bad flare ups. This has been a really nice addition to my shower as it really does hydrate the skin while cleansing. I have the scent Cactus & Agave which has a really pleasant natural floral scent. It’s not like your typical floral scents in body products but it smells almost like you’ve walked into a green house. I really like it! I think the coolest part to it is the packaging is completely recyclable! They say all you have to do is plant the packaging, water it, and it grows tomatoes! I’m all about sustainable packaging where you can get it. 💚 /*PR Sample
LEEF-Nooks + Crannies
How to Get Rid of Milia: 5 Ways
Milia are small, bump-like cysts found under the skin. They are usually 1 to 2 millimeters (mm) in size. They form when skin flakes or keratin, a protein, become trapped under the skin. Milia most often appear on the face, commonly around the eyelids and cheeks, though they can occur anywhere. However, there are a few things you can do to help speed up the healing process and prevent more milia from forming. 1. Don’t pick, poke, or try to remove them 2. Cleanse the area Make sure you’re washing your face with a gentle, paraben-free soap each day. Any soap that isn’t mild will strip your face of the oils it needs to stay balanced and healthy.After washing, pat your skin dry instead of letting it air dry. This will help prevent your skin from chafing or drying out. 3. Steam open your pores After cleansing, you may find it beneficial to steam open your pores to further remove irritants. One way to do this is to: Start by sitting in your bathroom with the shower running on a hot setting. The room will fill slowly with warm steam. Sit in the steam for 5 to 8 minutes. The steam will gently open up your pores, releasing skin flakes or other irritants that may be trapped underneath. After sitting in the steam, turn off the shower and wait a few minutes. Pat your face dry, and rinse with lukewarm water to wash away any irritants before you step out of the steamy room. 4. Opt for a light facial sunscreen You should already be wearing a sunscreen every day to protect the skin on your face from ultraviolet rays. An additional benefit of the right sunscreen can be a decrease in skin irritation that causes milia bumps. 5. Use a retinoid cream Use any product that contains retinol just once per day. Put it on when your face is scrubbed clean and dry. When using a retinoid cream, it’s essential to use a sunscreen daily. Retinoid creams make your skin more susceptible to skin damage caused by sun exposure.
L O V E I S L O V E Swatches in the sun vs no sun! Which team are you on? I had to make use of the gorgeous weather we had over the weekend! I really want you guys to appreciate how colourful this palette is. These swatches were done without a base or primer. You also don’t need a glitter glue or base for the pressed pigment, simply apply it with your fingers. All these gorgeous colours for just £6!!!! Am shook Love is love palette from Makeup Obsession 3 Pressed Glitters 3 Creamy Shimmers 2 Pigmented Mattes Cruelty free
REVOLUTION-X Pride Love Is Love Eyeshadow Palette
My favorite hand sanitizer 🍊
🌈Touchland is a newer hand sanitizer company that is taking the hand sanitizer game by storm. After selling out on their site and Ulta, it’s clear that this company is doing something right, but what? 🍒The first thing that’s obvious is the gorgeous clear packaging that allows you to see the pretty colors of these products. They come in a variety of scents and each has its own color, making them very aesthetically pleasing. They also have a neat spray feature and their rectangular shape is almost cellphone like. 🍉 When you take a closer look, it’s also clear that they are effective. Coming in at 67% ethyl alcohol, these are definitely a good choice to clean your hands when you can’t wash them. In addition to this, they contain aloe vera and a blend of essential oils to hydrate simultaneously. 🍊 Each mist has 500+ spritzes to eliminate 99.9% of germs. They are lightweight upon application, smell awesome and absorb quickly. They don’t feel sticky at all once applied and the scent isn’t overpowering. 🍋 I do find these to be a little expensive coming in at $12 for 1.3 fl oz. However, on their site they offer bundles and the more you get, the less they are. You can also get a 10% off coupon if you give them your email and poke around on the site. 🍑Additional perks: -Vegan -Cruelty-free -TSA Friendly 🍇Would I repurchase? YES!!!!! 🌈 Full range: Watermelon, Citrus, Vanilla Cinnamon, Aloe Vera, Mint, Lavender, Forest Berry and Neutral (fragrance-free). touchland - Power Mist Watermelon Hydrating hand sanitizer mist
touchland-Power Mist Watermelon Hydrating hand sanitizer mist
Aloe Vera for Acne 😍🌟
One of the cheapest and most effective acne treatments you should try is ALOE VERA! What Aloe Vera Can Do for Acne Pure, all-natural aloe vera can replace your cleanser or be your moisturizer every night. It boosts blood flow to the face and kills harmful (acne-causing) bacteria. How Long Should I Wait to See Results Results won’t happen overnight. Ideally, you want to apply this at least once a day to see improvements in acne scarring and breakouts. Remember that skin cell turnover for someone in their mid-20s is anywhere between 28-35 days. So, you need to be patient. In the meantime, your skin will feel less irritated and calmer overall. How to Use Aloe Vera? Get an aloe stem from the supermarket or your local plant nursery. Cut the stem and get the crystal. Make sure to wash the crystal using water to get rid of the iodine or yellow liquid you see as this can be toxic. Then, place the crystals in the fridge and use them as needed. All you have to do is cut a small square and rub the crystal all over your face. This can stay on the fridge for 3-5 days. Another great way to use aloe is by making aloe ice cubes. 🧊 This is my favorite way of using it because the ice helps boost even more blood flow to the area, which increases collagen production, closes pores, and gives you a subtle lifting effect. Plus, this way, your crystals can last longer.