Fight Acne with Retinoids and Retinol to GLOW ✨
🚨If you suffer from stubborn acne (like I have) you may want to consider adding OTC retinoids to your routine! 🔑Retinoids, a vitamin A derivative, are a key player in the skincare industry. Many studies have proven retinoids fight acne, promote collagen, reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation to give skin a healthy glow. The good news is now there are plenty of options for Rx strength one now available OTC! 💁🏻♀️I only mentioned products I’ve use and that work! Best OTC Rx Strength Adapalene 0.1% proactiv - Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment
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laurenbrooke8what’s better for acne prone skin? retin-A or adapalene
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PrettyCareBoth are going to be good. Retin-A will work faster. For mild-moderate acne starting with adapalene is fine. If your acne is moderate-severe Retin A is usually used
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Powerhouse serum ! VITAMIN A HIGH DOSE RETINOL
SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum is an amazing serum . Price $85 Quality at its finest . I like how it smells too . What does vitamin a do ? ￼Vitamin A helps to speed up healing, prevent breakouts and support the skin's immune system and it promotes natural moisturising - which means it helps to hydrate the skin effectively, giving it a radiant glow. It assists in promoting and maintaining a healthy dermis and epidermis; the top two layers of your skin. Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily Suggested Usage: -Apply two or three pumps in the evening to clean, dry skin. For new retinoid users: -Use two days on, two days off. -Work your way up to every other day, then to daily, evening use. -Follow with a hydrating oil or moisturizer. -Use an AHA serum on alternate nights to sweep away dead skin cells. For sensitive skin: -Apply a hydrating oil or moisturizer before applying A+ Serum. -This will create a protective barrier for the skin . Ingredients -Retinol Ester: Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and the lines and encourages the signs of clearer skin without the drawbacks of retinol. -CoQ10: May improve the appearance of aging or UV-exposed skin, for a healthier-looking, balanced complexion. -Hawaiian White Honey: Pro-skin humectant, rich in phytonutirients Overall I like this product . I used it one night so I can’t speak too much on it as yet . I’m going to apply tomorrow night instead of using my mandelic acid .
New AM & PM routines!
This is a major update to my previous routine post from a few months ago! I’ve been wanting to switch to primarily using one brand, and I just LOVE Sunday Riley. One of my favorite things is that all of her products are designed to work together — so minimal fear of negative interactions! And, if you check out my before/after post from a few weeks ago, you’ll see why I’ll be a longtime SR user!
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‘Tis’ the Season 🎄
Can you believe how fast the holidays are creeping up on us?! Who’s started holiday shopping? Better yet, who’s finished?! My mom is an early bird who finishes her Christmas shopping in August / September! 😳 Me, on the other hand - complete opposite; I’m a last minute, pulling my hair out, running around in a frantic kind of gal. 🤯 No reason to be that way this year though - Drunk Elephant has made it super easy to gift to all of your skincare loving family & friends! My favorite holiday kit is their famous Trunk 4.0 “Wheelie” - a limited edition Monos carry on suitcase filled with 10 of their bestselling products to keep your skin in its healthiest & happiest state! 💞 Don’t wait until last minute though - this limited edition holiday set is SOLD OUT at @sephora but is still available at drunkelephant.com for $450 ($638 value) 🐘 What’s Inside?? Umbra Tinte Daily Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 (full size) 🌟 C-Firma Day Serum (full size) 🌟 Protini Polypeptide Cream (full size) 🌟 Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil (full size) 🌟 A-Passioni Retinol Cream (full size) 🌟 B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum (full size) 🌟 TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum (full size) 🌟 TLC Sukari Babyfacial (full size) 🌟 Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser (full size) 🌟 Shaba Complex Eye Serum (full size) 🌟 & deluxe samples of E-Rase Milki Micellar Water and Slaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser! Also included sample cards of Lala Retro, Umbra Sheer, Bamboo Booster Exfoliant, C-Tango, D-Bronzi & F-Balm! 🐘 * Kindly gifted but the love is 💯
Am I Using This Wrong?! ‼️🚨
On my acne journey I decided to try out the A-Passioni retinol cream since so many people on here said it worked wonders for their acne and other skin problems. I started to incorporate it in my routine once a week, twice a week, working up to every other night. My skin got significantly worse! After researching that there was a purge period with most retinol I kept at it to try and see results. Only when I actually stopped using it my routine did my skin clear up again. I was using this for a few months and still have plenty of product left. Any advice on re-incorporating it or using it in a different way? Will I be repurchasing - Only if I can figure out how to make this work for my skin. *Disclaimer - I do not support Drunk Elephant in the ways they treat not only their staff, but also their customers.*
OTC Epiduo Dupe Part 1
**Disclaimer: This post is not meant in place of medical advice. It's best to consult a dermatologist about skin concerns when possible. This is another long one, y'all. I've broken it up into two posts to allow adequate explanation, but please, PLEASE, stick around to read part 2. Failure to properly use the products mentioned can result in skin injury!! WHAT IS IT? For those who don't know, Epiduo is a topical acne medication available by prescription only. It's two active ingredients however, are available over the counter. Epiduo consists of a combination of 0.3% adapalene and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. While you won't find adapalene in that high of a concetraion over the counter, the lower concentration (0.1%) can be just as effective with less irritation. Benzoyl peroxide however, can be found in varying concentrations from 2.5% to 10% with the lower concentrations also being as effective as the higher. HOW DOES IT WORK? For the sake of brevity I'll just give you a brief rundown here. Adapalene adjusts the rate of skin cell turnover to regulate the process. In the case of acne, skin cell turnover is in overdrive. That means new skin cells are being produced while old skin cells are not being discarded properly. These old skin cells, along with sebum and bacteria, clog pores. The regulation of skin cell turnover prevents accumulation of all that gunk thereby keeping pores from being clogged. Adapalene is also renowned for it's anti-aging benefits, but that's another post 😉 Benzoyl peroxide (sometimes abbreviated BPO) penetrates the skin and is metabolized into benzoic acid and oxygen. The oxygen free radicals kill anaerobic bacteria. For a more in-depth look at BPO, see my last post! Together these ingredients prevent clogged pores and limit bacterial growth, addressing two of the main causes of acne. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? It means that your local drug store can supply you with everything you need to get started with an (almost) prescription strength acne treatment. Here are some adapalene products to consider: DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment CVS Health Adapalene Gel ACNE FREE - Adapalene Gel USP 15G proactiv - Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment And here are some BPO products: Neutrogena - On-the-Spot Acne Treatment Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel ZAPZYT - Acne Treatment Gel LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) *Stores like Walmart, Target, and several drug stores have their own brands of BPO spot treatments which are typically comparable to name brands at competitive prices. *Make sure to check the concentration of BPO. In this instance, the lower the better. Stay tuned to find out how to use this hack and to hear about my product picks explained.
My full current routine
My skin is very acne prone skin and has been as long as I can remember, yet I’ve never been able to find anything that really works, you know? Thus, I’ve decided to put my current routine out there in the hopes that someone, anyone might be able to offer some advice or tips to help. Morning: ￼￼￼wash with the 3.5%Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cream Cleanser(I’ve searched for a 10% formula but I guess it’s not carried in Canada) ￼￼￼tone withpixi - Glow Tonicwith 5% glycolic. Sometimes I also use THAYERS - Lavender Facial Tonerbut not as often anymore ￼￼mix 3 drops of lavido - Invigorating Facial Serumwith 3 drops of íUNIK - Tea Tree Relief Serumand a pump of vitamin C serum from a local brand called Truly Lifestyle Brand. I’m not sure it’s the best to mix my serums like that but hey. Also the vitamin C serum is a 17% concentration. ￼￼moisturize with Cetaphil - DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30. I actually do feel as if this has helped my acne but I could just be imagining it; I used to believe that my old moisturizer broke me out before I switched to this one. Sometimes I feel dry since it’s oil absorbing I guess but it’s not frequent. ￼￼lastly isOLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème; I don’t suffer from dark under eyes but I still like this one. Evening: ￼￼wash with same neutrogena face wash ￼￼tone with pixi toner ￼￼I used to use the proactiv md 3 step routine and although I don’t use the cleanser and rarely use the sunscreen-moisturizer, I recently started using the proactiv - Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatmentagain ￼￼use the same serums minus the vit c serum ￼￼moisturize with the CAUDALIE - Vineactiv 3 in 1 Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer. I’m not concerned about anti-aging, I was recommended this for helping with the skin barrier. Sometimes for nighttime I also mix this moisturizer with the LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Maskor SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask ￼spot treat overnight with CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel Weekly: ￼￼one or twice a week, surprise surprise, I use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution for my pores and to fade my dark spots. ￼￼usually once a week, sometimes twice I use the AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Claywith acv ￼￼a bit less frequently I use the alya skin. - Skin Pink Clay Mask, this one I feel is less effective than the Aztec clay mask but I still like it It might also be worth mentioning that I also have been taking 30mg of zinc which I heard helps with acne, and in the mornings I drink a mixture of acv, lemon juice, turmeric, and cayenne in hot water. I also used to juice celery but I don’t have a juicer right now so haven’t been doing that recently. I feel like that’s enough information but I love getting advice about skincare and talking about it so I’d be happy to give more info if anyone would like it😊😊
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Skincare products that RUINED my skin...part 1!
Here are 10 products that I used to use and what I think of them. Check out other post showing my BEFORE & AFTER photos! 📸 These are the products/ routine that I showed my dermatologist, but there are more products that I used along with these! Stay tuned for my NEW routine! ￼1️⃣Mario Badescu Rose Facial Spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater. $7 for 4 oz ⭐️⭐️Review: Overall this product did not improve my overall skin. The ingredients are very cheap and are basically water and fragrance. ￼2️⃣ PractivMD deep cleansing face wash. $30 for 6 oz ⭐️⭐️Review: This face wash was super annoying with the tiny blue balls that they put in the scrub.This scrub stripped my skin of moisture, and I also used it too many times a day. ￼3️⃣Shea moisture Bamboo Charcoal Hydrating Gelee Moisturizer. $11 for 2 oz ⭐️⭐️⭐️Review: This moisturizer was a bouncy Jelly texture that was fun to put on my face.There was some good ingredients in the product. ￼4️⃣Thayer’s Witch Hazel Rose scented Toner. $11 for 12 oz ⭐️⭐️Review: Basically a waist of money, when you can find better ingredients than Witch Hazel. ￼5️⃣Sheer Cover Nourishing Moisturizer spf 15. $15 for 2 oz ⭐️⭐️⭐️Review: This product was super lightweight and had no white cast. The sun protection is too little though (spf 15). ￼6️⃣Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer with Salicylic Acid step 3. $6.39 for 4 oz ⭐️Review: This product would burn. Not sting, but burn, for a long time and be painful. ￼7️⃣Olay Clearly Clean Acne Treatment Scrub with essence of citrus-mint. *discontinued ⭐️Review: This product broke me out once I used it. Also very stripping and rough to my face. ￼8️⃣Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash. $6 for 6 oz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Review: This was the best cleanser that I had back then. Gentle but has fragrance. ￼9️⃣Differn Acne treatment gel. $16 for 0.5 oz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Review: This product worked well, but also dried my face out. Make sure to buy a thicker cream for face and do research before buying. ￼🔟Pop Vibrating Face Scrubber mini. $25 from Tjmax ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Review: Gave my face a nice gentle exfoliation and helped deeper clean my face with the vibrations. Stay tuned for a Part 2 of products that I used to use!🔜 Follow me for more content and comment any questions you have for me. 🤍 ~Products: MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater proactiv - Deep Cleansing Face Wash THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner #Sheer Cover - Nourishing moisturizing spf 15[products]#[ThreeStars] Clean&Clear - Share ESSENTIALS Dual Action Moisturizer #Olay - Clearly clean acne treatment scrub with Essence of citrus-mint[products]#[OneStar] basis - Cleaner Clean Face Wash DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel POP SONIC - Leaflet Facial Cleansing Device #Shea Moisture - Bamboo Charcoal Hydrating Gelee Moisturizer[products]#[ThreeStars]
2nd Week On Differin: Retinization
Daily Use and Irritation: I switched to using Differin daily during my second week. I noticed my skin was getting slightly more irritated. This irritation is known as retinization, which is normal when starting topical retinoids. My face was red, irritated, and itchy. I also started purging near my chin, but those breakouts resolved relatively quickly. The irritation peaked around the time I started daily use, but has since subsided. I was definitely expecting a worse retinization reaction, since my skin is pretty sensitive; however, the irritation wasn’t as uncomfortable as I anticipated. How I Dealt with Irritation: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! I don’t think it’s possible to over-moisturize your skin while using topical retinoids. I also recommend applying differin over your moisturizer to reduce any irritating effects. I was using the DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream, but I felt like it was too light of a consistency. I ended up running out of the Protini Polypeptide during this time, so I switched over to using DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream. The Lala Retro Whipped Cream has a much richer consistency than the Protini Polypeptide, and it leaves my skin feeling super soft in the morning after PM application. I also started used the THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balmas a 10 minute face mask to help soothe and moisturize my irritated skin.
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PRO TIP! when you apply a retinoid before bed, the oil from your skin can cause the retinoid to travel on your face or transfer onto your pillowcases. this can cause the retinoid to get on sensitive areas and cause burns! for me, it was my eyelids. i applied the cerave healing ointment on the burns and they healed in a day. now every night before bed i apply the healing ointment and now no more burns!!! my acne was bad and left deep scars and with these products my skin has never looked and felt better. VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment VANICREAM - Lite Lotion CeraVe - Healing Ointment
Acne/Rosacea/Irritation ✨ 2 Month Progress
Hi Lovelies ❤️ I am a new to skincare but slowly starting to fall in love with taking care of my skin and the self care aspect that goes along with it! I have been dealing with redness, acne and rosacea for around 10 years. I have combination leaning oily skin that is pretty sensitive. For the past 2 months I have been using adapalene 3 times a week and I did experience some purging and irritation in the beginning, but it has subsided over the past 2 weeks. I don’t use any other actives like salicylic acid at night with the retinoid since it causes my skin to get irritated. If you also have sensitive skin or rosacea I would love to know what products you use to help with redness! Also I have been looking into a thicker moisturizer and eye cream for nighttime so any recommendations would be appreciated! Here is a run down of products that I use on my skin and the regimen I’ve been following for the past couple months ❤️ PM ROUTINE BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream humane - Oil-Free Daily Lightweight Face Moisturizer LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment (three times a week) AM ROUTINE CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream humane - Oil-Free Daily Lightweight Face Moisturizer PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ OR Neutrogena - Sensitive Skin Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50
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My 14 day trial ✨
Update✨ I am so here for these The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Products Day & Night Routine Step 1 ￼ Washed my face with SheaMoisture - African Black Soap Bar Soap or PALMER'S - Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil Face depending on on how much makeup I apply that day Step 2 ￼Lightly dry with any cotton or microfiber towel Step 3 ￼Apply 3 baby drops of The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution to a flat round cotton patch and tone around the face. I tend to rub harder around my forehead and mouth since those are my problem area’s. That’s just me though. Step 4 ￼Apply 3 baby drops of The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane & The Ordinary - Matrixyl* 10% + HA to skin : head to cheek to cheek * a little goes a long way* wait a min in between application and done. ✨💅🏽 Step 5 To finish off a nice 2 toddler drops under both eyes of The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG which I rub around the eye making sure not to apply inside * be cautious I’ve let the hand slip a couple of times 😶 dab dry and you my friend are ready for the night or day. Wishing you good luck and good skin may the odds ever be in your favor ❌⭕️❌⭕️
THE ORDINARY Niacinamide serum...meh
I’ve tried The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% twice. The first time I used it, I thought it was awful. I broke out in places I never had breakouts, it didn’t do much for my oily skin and it didn’t allow subsequent facial products to glide smoothly on my face. Fast forward to now where I know better about what my face might need, I decided to give it a try again. PROS: -this serum, like most of The Ordinary’s products, is relatively cheap so it’s for people who are starting out with skincare (and pretty much everyone else) -it helped reduce the appearance of blemishes and in combination with other sebum regulators like salicylic acid and oil cleansing, I have combination skin and only slightly oily on my T-zone now. CONS: -I don’t like how it applies to my skin. At first when I started using it again, it would pill as I was rubbing it in. I took this as a sign that maybe it should be patted into the skin but the consistency of the serum makes it hard to cover surface with what I thought was a good amount (in comparison with other serums). -the finish on my skin is tacky and doesn’t feel like a water based serum -layering products on top was kind of a nightmare in the beginning (still is sometimes). Using products like The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalanewas weird because the niacinamide would pill and the retinol would apply grainy and it wasn’t a good consistency on my face TIPS: -make sure you use this serum on damp skin. It will apply and absorb better -when you apply the drops on your face, try to rub/pat it in quickly because it dries quite fast. Once it’s all over where you want it to be, pat it in before it’s fully dried. This also helps with absorption and I’ve found other products will layer on too much better Overall, I think that niacinamide in itself is good but this formulation isn’t for me. When I finish this (or even before then), I will be trying PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster Comment what niacinamide products you use because I’m interested in trying others😊
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Dermalogica & Paulas Choice - Is it OffThaChain?
I’ve noticed a HUGE following for PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid ExfoliatorI see why from what the reviews say and the ingredients; Certified Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, Sulfate-Free, Paraben-Free, Vegan, Oil-Free, Fragrance-Free. I’ve been looking for an effective toner. I’ve posted before about Skinceauticals Conditioning Toner that I currently use but it’s not giving me the results that I want. It’s a great product but I’m looking for more in a toner, which is why I purchased this. I heard about this from a very knowledgeable woman, Cassandra Bankson, and lemme tell you, she knows her shit... She has mentioned nothing bad about this product, not even the slightest. She deals with almost everything I’ve dealt with when it comes to the face. She talks a lot about this product on her YouTube Channel if you’d like to know more. But I can’t wait to use this, and I can’t wait to post about it. You’ll hear from me again about this product, no doubt.👌🏼 I’ve been looking into a Retinol as well, which Cassandra Bankson has also mentioned on her YouTube channel dermalogica - Retinol Acne Clearing OilIt seems to be everything I’m looking for in a retinol - Jojoba, Salicylic acid, Argan & Rosehip seed oils, Pro-Retinol (Retinyl Propionate paired with a booster) I also love that it is Paraben, Sulfate & Syntheic Fragrance free, Aaand Cruelty-Free, vegan; recyclable packaging. Right now I’m currently using The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane. It seems to be working really well for me, a slight positive difference in my texture & helped minor fine lines with no purging. Again, I’m looking for more effective/natural ingredients in retinol (& ingredients), which I know work really well for my skin. Recently I’ve changed my diet up (vegan ish), skincare routine (which I’ll post when I have it all assembled), and drinking a shit load of water, which seems to be very beneficial to my skin and all around body. ✨I’m super siked about these two products, and I really can’t wait to let y’all know how it works for me! Please ask away whatever questions you’re curious about! ✌🏼♥️🌻
DO THIS before popping pimples!
We have all fallen victim to sitting in front of our magnified mirror for an hour, pinching and pressing at our skin trying to clear up all the zits. Once we are done, we discover our face is red, splotchy and usually looking way worse than before! WHY you shouldn't pop your pimples at home- 1) It can cause infection! 🚫 ￼Infection can occur for a few reasons. Either your hands are not completely clean when you start touching it, or you pop the pimple but don't completely rid it of pus. If there is still bacteria under the surface, it can spread and cause a cystic bump or nodule! 2) It causes irritation ￼most likely you are not controlling the angle and pressure of your hands when squeezing a pimple. This can damage the skin and cause irriation and redness that may take a while to heal! And finally... 3) Can cause permanent damage ￼I know it is hard to believe that this can happen, but as a licensed esthetician I am alwaus reminding folks of the damage they can cause at home. The skin must heal properly after a pimple is extracted, otherwise it can leave behind a scar or hyperpigmentation. Without using the proper technique, this can happen much easier than you think! The damage leaves you with an even more difficult skin condition to cure than just a pesky pimple. ☆What to use instead of your hands or dangerous extractor tools: MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion I love how affordable this spot treatment is! This works perfectly on those pimples that look like they're about to pop. It absorbs the bacteria and allows the pimple to heal without harsh techniques. HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original and Invisible+ Bundle The mighty patch products are also great as an overnight pimple treatment. It absorbs the infection and stays on just the spot you need healing. I like this option even more for larger pimples that can spread bacteria on surrounding skin easily! HOW TO USE EITHER OF THESE SPOT TREATMENTS: -properly cleanse the face and apply night time products, avoiding pimples that will be covered in spot treatment. Do not shake, and use a cotton swap to apply the drying lotion only on pimple. The patches are simply stuck to skin right over the affected area. Cleanse off or remove the next morning and reapply as needed the following night! FYI: This won't work as well on closed comedones like whiteheads, so choose a physical exfoliant in your routine instead. 🌿🌿 Some options for closed bumps and deeper acne breakouts: Krave - Kale-Lalu-yAHA The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution dermalogica - Retinol Acne Clearing Oil If you can, seek out a professional to perform extractions on the skin. They are trained in keeping your skin clean and cause as little damage as possible. Many facials include extractions as a part of the process. ☆What do you use on your pimples?
Retinol Does Cure Your Skin! My FAVORITE Retinol Product!👍
After the age of 25, your skin starts to deteriorate, leaving you unprepared for the loss of collagen, facial, vaginal, and cervical lines. I've been using anti-aging products since I was 20 years old to make my skin look younger. But as soon as I developed my first dry lines beside my eye area, I started researching the various anti-aging ingredients on the market. There are many anti-aging ingredients, such as retinol, peptides, and the famous one, pro-xylene. Although wrinkles are an irreversible derivative, it is important to take timely precautions. Sometimes just come out dry line, also can desalinate through effective protect skin means to eliminate even. After reading about Retinol's ability to detect dry lines around the eye, I bought Murad's Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, Murad - Retinol Youth Renewal Serumwhich is well known for its Retinol anti-aging ingredient. Retinol, also known as alcohol, can accelerate cell metabolism, let the aging cuticle off, to achieve the effect of smooth skin, no matter it is to fade fine lines or shrink pores, both having a certain effect. However, for dry and sensitive skin, retinol is not very friendly, retinol will be converted into vitamin A acid after the approval of the skin, it is more irritating to the skin, initially, there will be some tingling, intolerant skin will also appear peeling, red symptoms. The essence of this Murad has a core ingredient -- triple power retinol technology, which allows retinol to do its job while being gentler and minimizing irritation. Its texture has no fluidity and is very light and easy to absorb. It is the most comfortable to use in this season, without the greasy feeling. If it's a little colder, you can use it with a more moisturized cream. It is an anti-aging essence suitable for use all year round.
My PM Night Routine 👌
I do tend to switch up serums and moisturizers depending on if I exfoliated that day, or did a chemical peel, or if my skin is feeling dry. But this is the main routine I stick to. Murad is my fav brand. ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm - This is a great cleansing balm I received in my BeautyFix Box. It Deep cleans and dissolves makeup, including my waterproof mascara and has anti aging benefits. It contains Chamomile, Rosehip oil, Lactic acid and other Essential oils. EMMA HARDIE - Moringa Light Cleansing Gel - Another product I got from a BeautyFix box, this is more of a gel like oil cleanser instead of a balm which I like. It also removes my mascara and is packed with skin loving essential oils dr. brandt - Clean Biotic - This is a PH balanced yogurt cleanser with chlorophyll. Chlorophyll stimulates anti aging enzymes and encourages nourished youthful skin, it also repairs sun damage and fights free radicals. It’s a creamy texture that doesn’t foam up which I love. Has antioxidants like Green tea, white tea and Grapeseed extract. It’s very soothing. exuviance - Anti-Pollution Protection Essence - This Essence targets the skins microbiome to help re-balance and strengthen the skins moisture barrier. Also has ingredients and antioxidants to neutralize the visible aging effects due to stressors like pollution. It’s very light almost like water, I take about 5 drops and press it into my skin. Murad - Essential-C Toner - Refreshing mist with antioxidants that brightens the skin and replenishes moisture. I do use this before my Essence. Has a very citrusy smell and comes in a spray bottle which I like opposed to pouring out the toner. Murad - Retinol Youth Renewal Serum - Fast acting retinol serum that minimizes fine lines, firms, evens skin tone, and boots radiance. It has a technology that releases a fast acting retinol, a time released retinol and a retinol booster. It also has hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic acid to minimize dryness. Murad - Renewing Eye Cream - A nourishing eye cream that firms and brightens and targets signs of aging. It has Peptides and Retinol to increase elasticity and a brightening complex for dark circles. Love how thick this eye cream is, I’ve seen a difference in my dark circles, and fine lines. Murad - Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture - Cream with advanced hyaluronic acid technology provides 24 hour hydration, restores suppleness and reduces fine lines. Coconut extract helps provide enhanced moisture retention. I love thick extra hydrating night creams and nothing compares to this. Murad - Night Fix Enzyme Treatment - Accelerates nighttime skin repair,and visibly minimizes fine lines. Skin loses water 3x faster at night, works with the body’s circadian rhythm. Def a great extra step.
OMG！🌟Best couple for acne
These two are the best couple of products for my acne-prone skin! I have been fighting acne since I was 16 and nothing has been able to clear my face totally. Until last month my dermatologist recommended SkinCeuticals serum and Differin Gel to me. After using them a few days a week for one month, it is very helpful for helping reduce breakouts and calm redness-prone skin. These two products really had made a difference and also seem to have clarifying qualities to it. Phyto Corrective Gel is a hydrating, soothing gel serum with botanical ingredients ideal for calming and hydrating skin. The key ingredient contains hyaluronic acid, cucumber, thyme, which help to soothe and calm skin. I think it does exactly what it claims. It calms the skin, reduces redness, is moisturizing and calming. I have been using it for more than a month, consistent night and day use is the key and not putting too much on because a little goes a long way. Best discoloration product ever! Differin Adapalene Gel, this is a great acne treatment. Prescription-strength retinoid provides the fastest results—you'll start to see changes in about a month. So it took only a fast 3~4 weeks until my skin was completely cleared, and I've never been more confident in my skin ever! I like that it absorbs easily when applied and does not irritate my skin. Since using the product regularly, I have seen a significant difference in my acne breakouts, and my skin is more even-toned. It is also smoother & softer.
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
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
✨ skin oils ✨ @helloglowskin - Skin Lovers: sunset edition • • What is it: 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free oil packed with fatty acids for the help of repairing and relieving the skin. • • Ingredients run down: ✨ Tamanu Oil 5% : this special ingredient is known for fighting blemishes, cystic acne, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and stretch marks. ✨ Golden Jojoba oil: This oil targets excess oil - which excess oils on the face could be a main culprit for you acne. ✨ safflower oil: This particular oil targets Eczema & Psoriasis, which a must for my stubborn skin especially in winter but also in summer. ✨ lavender essential oil + melaleuca oil: These types of oils are both antiseptic and is full of healing properties. Both calm swelling that my poor face needs. ✨ seabuckthorn pulp extract CO2: this type of oil helps with signs of aging & dehydration. Which is amazing in all climates as skin can always be dehydrated. This oil is has a high concentration of vitamins and minerals that boost the skins elasticity and collagen. • • Review: This oil ranges for $39.95 I was abit scared to purchase this as it was new on the market, and oils never tend to work on my skin. I have had this oil for abit over a month and I absolutely love it, With it’s amazing ingredients I have definitely found my holy grail oil. As stated every time I do a post that I have hormonal cystic acne + sensitive skin, and my skin loves absolutely loves this. I have used nearly the whole bottle because my skin just drinks it all up. It is recommended to use a basic routine: cleanse, tone (optional), HG serum and SPF. I like to use this with my jade roller, I didn’t experience any purging but everyone skin is different. I’m glad I took the plunge and purchased this when I did I can’t wait to purchase more, and especially with free shipping to all my Aussie babes/guys. • • I do have a discount code if your wanting to purchase: casey15 for 15% making your order to $33.95. I don’t make any money off this code it’s just for my lovers 💕 • ✨ what are some smaller brands you love and I need to try? ✨HELLOGLOW - Skin Lover Perfecting Serum / Sunset Edition
HELLOGLOW-Skin Lover Perfecting Serum / Sunset Edition
TOP 3 FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
1. BLUME - Meltdown Oil for Acne-Prone Skin wow. Wow. Wow. She’s great. I use this product as a spot treatment directly on active spots. Also on budding cystic acne she breaks it down pretty quickly (1-3days it’s GONE). I’ve seen others mix in with moisturizer - my skin needs to soak this product in separately in order to actually gain the benefits of a moisturizer afterwards. I use this twice ++++ daily and I have NOT burned/over dried. Highly suggest if you have acne prone skin/combo/mild cystic acne like myself. The scent/colour is purely a result of the natural oils inside* 2. The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% THE BEST VIT C serum I have tried. I mix this in with a moisturizer in the morning/evening and damn what a glow getter. I’m on my second lil bottle and will continue to repurchase as not only the price point (which is a bargain at $10) but the very real benefits are astounding. Again, doesn’t dry me out. Helps immensely with uneven skin tone, REDNESS, dark spots/lifting acne scars. You will see results over time, remember exfoliating serums/products take weeks!! Just a few drops will do!! 3. The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane This was my first time introducing a retinol to my regime (hence the very low %, if you’re beginning I suggest this). A game changer. As I’ve reached a point with my acne where I feel it’s relatively under control (knock on wood) I felt I could begin a retinol and not fear the wrath of burnt broken skin. I have deep set wrinkles on my forehead/crows feet (thank u astigmatism) and use this product 1-2 times a week exclusively at NIGHT depending on how my acne is doing. My face does have a slight warmth to it directly after use but I promise it is not a slow burning of your skin. It is simply the retinol doing its job and driving blood to the surface for collagen production/cell turnover. This is another product where results take weeks to become visible but like anything skincare related, it takes its sweet time. These are my HOLY GRAIL products. My skin simply cannot survive without them. I hope some of the info was helpful/informative!!!
The Ordinary-Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
Get Rid Of The Facial Scars
Let me just start this post out by saying that I wished I had the information and know how about healthy skincare back when I was a teenager. Over 20+ years ago, I had horrible horrible facial acne... and yes, I picked and picked at my skin. Now in my adulthood, I still deal with acne and also scarring from my teenage years. I slowly started seeing improvements in my acne flare ups but the scars on my face were just NOT going away. Here’s to today’s post.... I have been using Peter Thomas Roth products for a while now and have always had great results. Their newest Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment has been really helping with my scarring. I haven’t used it THAT long... just a few weeks or so. But I can see the difference in the discoloration around my chin and forehead area (where I have the most scarring). This product DOES has a higher potency but it really has worked well with my sensitive skin. I have seen a real improvement in my red spots and I really feel like it’s helped my acne flare ups as well. I cannot wait for the day when I don’t have to cake on the concealer to hide my scars!! 💕 PETER THOMAS ROTH - Pro Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Pro Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment
Skincare Story: Acne to Eczema to Glow-Up
When I started my skincare journey, I had the oiliest skin imaginable and dealt with constant hormonal breakouts. I tried every brand Sephora had to offer- each one filled with more fragrance, essential oils, and/or alcohol than the last. My skin quickly became overwhelmed and I broke out into terrible atopic dermatitis which would become chronic. And bam! I had eczema. It was... a struggle, to say the least. I went from oily to combination, with flare-ups that got me so dry I’d flake. Unpleasant. But I learned. I switched to fragrance-, essential oil-, alcohol-free skincare. Cleansers with gentle surfactants. Less exfoliation and more nourishing ingredients. Added hydrating products to reduce the dehydration that caused my oily skin and keep my now-combo skin happy. I gave my skin at least 2-4 no-actives rest days every week. My skin slowly recuperated. Now my hyperpigmentation is fading and my eczema flare-ups are less common. I still get breakouts, but they’re less painful and less long-lived. A few products (such as PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster and The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% ) are amazing for their role in reducing my hyperpigmentation, but I can’t emphasize enough how my acne and eczema flare-ups wouldn’t have improved if I hadn’t eliminated my triggers by switching brands. I stopped using fragranced brands like Origins, Fresh, Herbivore, Dr Jart, Tatcha, and Summer Fridays, and switched to biocompatible brands like Drunk Elephant, The Ordinary, The Inkey List, and Paula’s Choice. By taking out all possible irritants, my skin found peace. My acne reduced in frequency + intensity and I nowadays a combo of PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster and PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator keeps them short-lived. Skin rest days are still important but I can’t emphasize enough that your skin is an organ and everyone should be treating it as such 🙌🏽
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
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