Had a Late Night? 2 Quick Fixes!
We all have “those” nights. Whether it’s up late working on a school or work assignment, watching too many YouTube (or Tik Tok) videos, stressed about something, or whatever else that prevents you from having a good night of sleep, we all want to look well-rested! In addition to a splash of cold water on your face and a cup of coffee, tea, or matcha, there are 2 things I usually do to help my face and under eyes look like I got the recommended 8 hours of sleep. Puffiness and extra darkness under the eyes are common if you didn’t get a good night of sleep. An easy way to de-puff, hydrate, and instantly lift your under eyes is to use eye gels. I use the GOOD MOLECULES - Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches
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Night Owl? Save Your Under Eyes!
I'm a night owl and have been forever! Most of the time this means I wake up looking like I haven't slept in years because my under eyes are puffy. I have a ritual for those days! Here's what I do: 1. I wash my face, being sure to use cool water! 2. Apply my NuFace Line Smoothing Serum 3. Apply my Good Molecules Eye Patches 4. Let the depuffing magic happen! The NuFace serum has an immediate effect on my under eyes, smoothing and tightening them. It's a lightweight serum texture and immediately sinks into the skin. I love that the tip is cooling metal so it also helps to depuff! The Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches are the star of the show! The caffeine reduces puffiness and swelling. They also contain niacinamide, aloe and hyaluronic acid to help brighten and smooth! This system works to depuff my under eyes in 10 minutes so I use that time to do my hair or get dressed, then I look like I got my full 8 hours! NuFACE - FIX Line Smoothing Serum GOOD MOLECULES - Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches
Late night? 🌟 Try this mask combo!
If you’re spending way too much time at night binging your favorite shows or playing Animal Crossing like yours truly, then this combo is for you! This soothing and cooling mask combo is perfect for night owls looking to refresh their skin and add brightness, hydration and soothe sleep-deprived skin 💦 The cucumber, aloe and green tea in the Oh K! - Calm & Cooling Cucumber Sheet Face Mask is a perfect fix to freshen up tired skin. This is a very thin mask that fits perfectly on my face and completely soaked in a lovely serum that feels ultra hydrating! Extra points if you keep it in the freezer before use 😉 Treat your under eyes at the same time with the GOOD MOLECULES - Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches these are perfect to double mask! They work in just 10 minutes, leaving you feeling refreshed and your under eyes looking bright and awake ✨
“Clean by Sephora” Brands Can Still Be Damaging
Just because it’s organic, “natural”, or pretty, doesn’t make it good for you. Today I’m going to focus on two brands that consistently overprice their products that claim to be gentle but are, at base, sensitizing water that smells nice. I’d avoid them entirely, though there are honestly very few brands at Sephora that are worth the money. • Fresh: I jumped on this Insta-hyped brand a couple years ago. Most of their products are essentially just perfume with some skincare ingredients thrown in for INCI flavor. I’m normally not so harsh, but I get headaches from how fragrant their fresh - Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask is. Same for the fresh - Rose Deep Hydration Toner , which dried out my skin terribly when my skin barrier started rioting against the volatile rose oil. Even if your skin doesn’t visibly react, fragrance and volatile plant oils oxidize, breaking down collagen beneath the surface, making this a brand (amongst many) that I’ll continue to avoid and recommend against when it comes to facial products. • Summer Fridays: Their scrub masks are, full stop, bad for skin. The scrub particles are abrasive and not uniform in size, increasing the likelihood to end up with irritated skin rather than a smooth glow. As well, they’re highly fragranced (see my above beef with fragrance), to the point that I use my leftover SUMMER FRIDAYS - R + R Mask as a foot scrub whenever I want to feel bougie. Damage on the surface AND collagen? Not worth $50. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask uses orange peel oil, another volatile essential oil, but has the added flaw of featuring peppermint oil, which contains sensitizing, skin-irritating menthol. There are other brands (some of their products included in this “Things That Didn’t Work For Me” photo) that utilize collagen-damaging fragrance and essential oils, but I find these two so often praised on Instagram that I can’t help but wonder if people look at the ingredient lists. I know some love these brands and that’s fine- but there are so many better, more affordable brands with clinically-researched ingredients and no unnecessary irritants.
Products for hyperpigmentation!
💜My skin type/concerns- I have very dry skin in the winter and a normal skin type during the summer! Occasionally I will get bad acne throughout the year, I also have bad redness and hyperpigmentation, and pores! 💜this review is for products I have tried to reduce hyperpigmentation! ✅worked ❌didn’t work 💜Product list: ✅Fresh vitamin nectar face cream- I discovered this moisturizer about 8 months ago and fell in love! I love using this moisturizer in the morning because it does a great job at brightening my skin and getting rid of my hyperpigmentation! it is amazing at reducing the hyperpigmentation on my skin! I see a huge difference from before and after I use this! It’s amazing ingredients is everything that helps with my discoloration! ✅fresh rose face mask- I discovered this mask from a friend recommending this to me after trying it and telling me how much it helped clear her hyperpigmentation ! I have been using this for about 6 months! I always use this at night because I know when I wake u p my hyperpigmentation looks super reduced and my skin is very soothed for when I start the day! I always use this right after I cleanse my face! The amazing ingredients help so much with hyperpigmentation! ✅fresh vitamin nectar face mask- I saw this all over social media when it came out, and when I saw some reviews for it I knew it would be perfect for my skin and I immediately bought it! I have been using this for about 6 months! I also only use this at night and whenever I use it before bed I see the biggest difference in my hyperpigmentation when I wake up! I use this right after I cleanse my face! The very thick consistency of this is super helpful before going to bed because I know I will wake up with super moisturized skin and my hyperpigmentation will be gone! ❌fresh seaberry moisturizing face oil- I found this oil from a family member recommending it to me, and saying how much it helped with her hyperpigmentation! I saw the pricy price tag but I still went for it! I used it for a couple months of the summer, and it was perfect for my summer skin type! This has not really helped my hyperpigmentation, it is a great product for my dry skin, but it did not help my hyperpigmentation! I saw no difference when I used this at night and when I would wake up nothing changed! I used this right before moisturizing!fresh - Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask fresh - Vitamin C Glow Moisturizer fresh - Rose Face Mask fresh - Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
JAYJUN Green Tea Eye Gels
These Green Tea Eye Gels from Jayjun have been a staple in my collection for months. These are meant to by hydrating and brightening eye masks. They are a quick under eye gel that offer a cooling feeling as you wear them. They don’t target any major concern other than some dryness or maybe dull under eyes. These are a hydrogel which makes them feel slimy and mildly sticky. The serum on them is thick which makes the gel stay on very well. The skin under where they were may be sticky after removing the gels but it isn’t too bad. I bought these from YesStyle because I thought they were cute. Eye gels were popping up all over so I wanted to try some. I use these sporadically and have for a few months- I never seem to fall into any routine with products like this. As a result I was never able to see if there is some sort of long term benefit, but I think the short term is okay with me. The feel very cooling and hydrating under my eye. I use them when I want to pamper myself a little bit and usually use them while jade rolling. Biggest downside is that they are pretty much only a hydrating product with no long term results seen. Even still, I reccomend them to friends looking for a quick and easy under eye mask. I would give these a 4/5 starsJAYJUN - Green Tea Eye Gel Patch
JAYJUN-Green Tea Eye Gel Patch
This mask has been doing wondors
Thє Avσcαdσ Mєlt Rєtínσl Slєєpíng Mαsk 🥑 Call it wash-off facial mask or overnight mask, it works efficiently both ways. The main ingredients are Avocado- Antioxidant-rich Vitamin E & Vitamin C known as environmental aggressors. that helps reduce appearance of wrinkles. Encapsulated Retinol- Encapsulation allows the retinol to release smaller amounts at a time, for rejuvenated & Firmer looking skin. PHA- Poly hydroxy acid for gentle exfoliation. Matcha- antioxidant-rich that help support skin barrier health, for a smooth & nourished skin. I'm not usually good with sleeping mask hence using this as a washoff mask and felt the difference right from the first use.. my skin looks & feels Nourished and glowing. @cherie
GLOW RECIPE-Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask
A favorite K-Beauty Eye Mask!
LANEIGE - Eye Sleeping Mask Laneige is one of my favorite K-Beauty brands - they make so many of my favorite products (lip sleeping mask & glowy lip balms to name a couple) and the Eye Sleeping Mask quickly became a favorite as well. This product is marketed as an overnight eye mask that is meant to deeply hydrate and depuff under eyes. According to Sephora, it can be used by all skin types (even those with sensitive skin!) It is mainly targeted to help anyone who wants to hydrate their under eye area and wake up looking brightened and refreshed (thanks to the caffeine in there!) The texture is thin (slightly thicker than water) and super smooth & soft. My favorite part of this product is the applicator (see picture # 2) It is a ceramic ball applicator which helps the product glide on smoothly and also provides the perfect mechanism to gently massage your eye area. This can be used to massage your under eyes, eye lids and up to your brow bone. I keep this baby in my skincare fridge to amp up the cooling effect. It is so nice to apply and perfect way to treat yourself to a little self care before bed. I really enjoy this product and use it several times per week after I use my regular eye cream. I definitely think this is worth the time/effort to apply because whenever I use this I wake up with brighter and hydrated eyes. I also don’t hate the price ($34 for a little under an ounce) because you don’t need a ton of product to get the job done. Overall, this isn’t a cult classic and Allure Best Of Beauty winner for no reason and I would highly recommend!
LANEIGE-Eye Sleeping Mask
My fav k beauty product
dear, klairs - Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask What it is: Fortified with antioxidant Vitamin E, the E Mask brightens, improves wrinkles and prevents other signs of aging. The pudding-like texture is in memory foam consistency to reveal brighter, firmer and more hydrated skin. Use as a sleeping pack or daily moisturizer. My thoughts: this mask/moisturizer makes my face silky soft. Perfect for dry skin! Lightweight but very hydrating. I love that it can be used as a moisturizer or sleeping mask. Does great under makeup!
dear, klairs-Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask
The Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair gel mask and 24k Gold eyepatches are a duo I have been reaching for nonstop lately. The rose mask blends together rose stem cells and rose extracts in a cooling gel that fights dehydration, aging, and dullness. I love the cooling effect on my skin when I wear this mask, prefect for the summertime. I also love keeping this mask in the fridge. I’ve been fighting some dehydration from the change in the weather and this mask has been perfect. The suggested wear time is 10 minutes but this is a mask I wear for much longer. I don’t find it drying down and getting tight. This can also be worn as a sleeping mask overnight. When I take this mask off my skin feels soft and hydrated. The 24k Gold Hydra-Gel eye patches are infused with colloidal gold to lift and firm the eye area. The Hyaluronic acid and collagen help to hydrate while the caffeine reduces inflammation and puffiness. I’ve been loving these eye patches in the morning, especially when I was up late the night before. These only need to be worn for 10 minutes so its easy to put them on in the morning while I’m drinking coffee. The eye gels do a great job at helping my eye area feel hydrated and plump while reducing any puffiness I might be dealing with.
PETER THOMAS ROTH-24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
L A N E I G E ✨is there a duo you can't live without? My dreams have been a lot more pleasant this past week thanks to the sleep mask products from Laneige recently. . ✨i think we all know how amazing this kbeauty brand is. It sets along side other amazing brands lines to date and it holds its own among many influencers. The water sleep mask is one I like because of its hydrobased formula. Similar to the belif aqua bomb sleep mask the consistency is just a tiny bit thicker. It is formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water and infused with soothing sleep indusing ingreidents like orange flower, rose, and sandalwood. I feel rested and wake up with relaxed, soft and glowing skin. The mask isn't brand new but I like it none the less and totally recommend it for those overworked days. . ✨along with my sleep mask I use the eye sleep mask to combat fatigue, weariness and puffiness. It made with Laniege's patented Exclusive Sleep Circular™ technology helps reduce the look of puffy and energize with caffeine around the eye. I 💛 the ceramic ball applicator which makes it easy to appy and is cool to skin on contact. This mask is like magic for my late nights. I plan to take it with during work travel to see how it performs but so far I'm smitten. . ✨overall both together fair well for more but I won't need anymore hydro based sleep mask for a long time.
LANEIGE-Eye Sleeping Mask
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