My Night Routine for Acne + Anti-ageing
If you ask me three years ago how acne and anti-aging can be relatable, I definitely do not know how to answer because I don’t know how’s that possible. It took me pretty long to discover these powerhouse products with potent ingredients and thanks to the Internet for teaching me these! This night routine is strong yet effective; even so, it might not satisfy everyone. My acne-prone skin is the issue I want to solve so I did a little research on the web and found these. They mainly address wrinkles and dullness problem but for me, the acid and retinol work better together on my face. Step 1: Cleanse with This gel-like cleanser contains polyhydroxy acid(PHA) which is a non-irritating resurfacing ingredient, but it is formulated without soap or fragrance, so it is also suitable for sensitive skin for daily cleansing. Even my face gets oily in the day. This cleanser is totally enough to erase all the grease. This is the preparation for the following products. Step 2: Pre-protect with After learning that retinol can make the skin more sensitive and flakier, I went online and bought this emulsion. Retinol is an amazing and traditional ingredient added in cosmetic products and drugs to solve wrinkles and aging issue. It also boosts the production of collagen and new blood vessels to make skin look younger and evener. This emulsion replaces toner and serum for its hydrating and moisturizing effect without being sticky. As a signature product, it reduces redness and itching of irritation by supporting the skin’s natural barrier. I see this as a protection serum to fight the side effects from the following retinol moisturizer. Step 3: The main courseWrinkle Repair Moisturizer> My friend recommended this to me, and I can’t wait to see the result. I first tried it alone and then added it to this routine. This is a silky moisturizer; it doesn’t give a matte finish, but the floral smell is quite classic. It is non-comedogenic and perfect for those with aging concerns and mild-to-moderate acne problems. Considering retinol’s instability in the daytime, I use this at night only. It is not irritating at all, especially with NIOD emulsion. I have tried this routine for two weeks and my red acne scars are fading away gradually since it takes time to fight it but that is already good news. Currently, I am not suffering from wrinkles, but this could definitely be others’ anti-ageing routine for sure. And for those with sensitive skin, choose retinol products wisely when there are non-irritating alternatives.
Retinol products for sensitive skin
PHA in skincare
Anti-wrinkle face serums
Apr. 14, 2020
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Combo/Oily Morning Routine and Flash Review
Hi, everyone! I hope your weekend was well :) After doing a quick water cleanse, I went in with hyper - Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum which my skin has been loving! I haven’t had any irritation or breakout, plus I think this helps keep congestion at bay with the added kojic acid and enzymes. It’s super light and anyone with oilier skin will love! EDIBLE BEAUTY - Turmeric Beauty Latte Serum Clear and Brighten this is a new find that I just started using, so haven’t quite formed an opinion yet. It’s supposed to act as a non-active clarifying serum, which is exactly something I need, especially during the day. It’s has a light, watery texture, def smells a bit like turmeric, but so far it’s great! NIOD - Modulating Glucosides this is my new love! After going through a bout of sensitive and red skin once the weather started changing, once I included this into my routine (mostly apply to my cheeks and forehead), I’ve noticed my skin is significant calmer. It’s also great as a light moisturizer for oily skin in the morning! KEEP COOL - Soothe Bamboo Sun Essence SPF50+ another new LOVE! Might be my holy grail sunscreen, seriously. The only way to describe it is if Purito Comfy Water and Purito Centella had a baby, meaning it should work beautifully for both drier and oilier skin types. It leaves a satin finish, no greasiness throughout the day and is super pleasant to reapply!
The Ordinary and NIOD: Worth the hype?🤔
We all concern one problem when choosing skincare or cosmetic products: is this famous product really worthy to buy? Sometimes there are many advertising invested from beauty company so that we can see their products on TV, or newspaper or even YouTube. But for brands like The Ordinary and Neutrogena, we still know there are a lot of ‘soft’ ads on the Internet. Are they really worthy to buy? The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 This is definitely the most famous product it has created. Now every brand has its own hyaluronic acid serum and this is one of the cheapest and works for so many people. It contains hyaluronic acid to make skin smooth and supple and Vitamin B5 to boost skin renewal and healing. For a water-based serum, this one is light and thick and doesn’t have a strange smell at all. I have tried this for a week and, to be honest, I abandoned it right after this torturing week. My face says no to it; it feels nice on hand but not on the face. It dries quickly on my face and my T-zone becomes more oily than ever. This is not my cup of tea and I have to say that it is really cheap without any fancy promotion, ask for a sample before purchasing it. NIOD - Modulating Glucosides I went online and bought this emulsion from NIOD’s core regimen series. NIOD and The Ordinary are from the same company and this one is definitely more pricy than most products from The Ordinary. This is an emulsion that can soothe sensitive and flakier skin caused by retinol and calm down the skin with redness. It is said that it can boost the production of collagen and new blood vessels to make skin look younger and more even. It went viral for a while online and I have to say that it needs to be famous that much. My face is no itchier after using retinol and my acne scars got lighter. It was on discount when I bought it and 20 dollars is way too good for this amazing product. Really recommend this one. 👍
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🦋What is a moisturizer? Moisturizers are an essential part of every skin-care routine! Just as our bodies require us to hydrate with water, so does our skin 💦 In short term, moisturizing perks your skin up, giving you a healthy fullness. In long term, consistent moisturizing helps decrease the appearance and rate at which fine lines and wrinkles emerge. 👉Tips You normally use your moisturizer at the end of your routine. It will hydrate your skin and help it wrinkles less. If you have an oily nose like me👃 you are not in the obligation to moisturize it, especially if you where makeup. Your foundation will stay longer on it😉 🧴Some if the best moisturizers🧴 e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream - Fragrance Free It’s fragrance-free and has the benefits of hyaluronic acid, peptides and niacinamide😍 Great for sensitive skin 12.00$ THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer With its 1% peptide complex and a special smoothing royal jelly protein, this moisturizer seems like a typo! Great for all types 15.00$ Neutrogena - Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer Perfect for mature skin! It minimize visible signs of aging and instantly plump skin🙃 22.00$ CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin I couldn’t pass beside one of the most popular skincare brand! It even contains SPF 30 lotion 🧴 It wears really well under makeup 💄 and is perfect for oily skin! 19.00$ Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer Probably my favorite drugstore moisturizer🤩 It contains hyaluronic acid, a dream ingredient fir anyone with dry skin😍 18.00$ belif - The True Cream-Moisturizing Bomb My all time favorite🥳 With no fragrance, it leaves the skin so smooth! It smells so good and is ideal for normal to dry skin types❤️ More pricey but worth the price 50.00$
Better to use them together! Vitamin A+C 😘😘😘
1.Neutrogena - Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer There aren't many skin care products that provide visible results within a week (aside from maybe self-tanners). So when I read that 100% of women reported seeing visible results within a week of using Neutrogena's Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer, I was skeptical. That's a pretty bold claim for a product that's available in drugstores, doesn't have botox in it and costs less than $20. Still, I wasn't skeptical enough to not try it in the first place. It's one of the winners of Good Housekeeping's 2019 Beauty Awards, and as long as I have a choice, I'd rather sport cat eyes than crows feet. One of the main ingredients in the night cream is hyaluronic acid. During the day, I use Neutrogena's best-selling hydro boost water gel moisturizer, which also features hyaluronic acid in the formula. Since I've been using the day moisturizer for years, I wasn't too worried about how my skin would react to the powerful ingredient. However, it's important to note that my face did mildly burn and turn red the first few days I used it. At night, I apply a dime-sized portion of the moisturizer to my face and rinse it with water. When I wake up, I look like I spent the day basking in the sun on a boat. I'm naturally pale, so I actually appreciated the color. The burning sensation didn't bother me much either. According to the instructions on the bottle, mild redness and a warm tingling sensation are normal indications that the product is working. For sensitive skin, the company recommends users limit application to every other night until your skin gets used to it. I was able to use it every night for a week with no major discomfort. After night three, I'd say the color and burning sensation mostly went away. I even know of a woman who actually uses this moisturizer day and night with no problems. She says one bottle lasts her about a month. I also love the lightweight feel of the formula. According to the bottle, there are 31 ingredients (but it feels like there are only three). Retinol is one of the key components of the moisturizer and it's also why this product works on fine lines and wrinkles. Retinoids are basically vitamin A in topical form, so they increase collagen production and the rate at which skin cells turnover. They also help fade dark spots and even out skin tone. 2. timeless SKIN CARE - 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum A crucial player in the production of both collagen and an essential antioxidant is vitamin C which helps with rejuvenating damaged aged skin. However, when taken orally very little reaches the skin. To help combat effects of ageing, a natural vitamin C serum needs to be applied directly to the skin. When used topically, results show vitamin C serum stimulates the formation of collagen while stopping the effects of free radicals, helping people across the globe maintain a firm, youthful looking skin. An older YouTuber recommended Timeless 20% with E and Ferulic Acid and I tried it. It is the best one I have tried. It is water based and so use it quickly and use it not only on your face, but your neck, decollete and on your hands. I store mine wrapped in aluminum foil in a dark place to make it last longer. It looks like water when it is good, but if it turns yellowish, throw it out, as it will do more harm than good. Vitamin C is used on clean dry skin before anything else of a morning. It brightens the skin and is an antioxidant plus a hydrator. You can use any other water based serum over the top if you use others. Remember water based serums first and then moisturizers, sunscreens and oils. What kind of ingredients do you like to use together? Tell me below!
My routine for coming spring❤️
My skin is dry in autumn and winter, and mixed in summer. The main skin concerns are acne marks and scars. So every time I do the skin care, the most concerned is how to do well in moisturizing and how to fade acne marks. My routine usually first use cleansing cream, then toner and cream, the last essence. Following I will share my personal routine. It has been spring recently, so the skin is not so dry as the winter, so I changed my cleansing foam to the Estee lauder. The name is super-pomegranate radiant energy cleansing foam. This kind of facial cleanser is very durable, and can cover the whole face with a little squeeze at a time. Its bubble is very rich, I use it with Luna face cleanser. After foaming, gently massage the whole face with the cleanser. Then wash the water with clean water. Your skin will feel fine and smooth, even brightening up. ESTĒE LAUDER - Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy 2-in-1 Cleansing Foam But it should be noted that this product is especially suitable for people with oily skin. For dry skin, it is best to use it only in spring and summer. Because of its powerful cleaning effect, if it is used in the case of particularly dry skin, it may cause skin sensitivity and redness. The next step is to use SK-II facial treatment essence. I'm a big fan of this essence. I've been using it in all seasons. Although it is essence, I have always used it as lotions. After cleansing the face, pour out a little on the cotton pad, pat the skin gently, it is very easy to be absorbed by skin. It can help skin lock moisture, and can add other functional essence. SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence) After using SK-II essence, I will use Guerlain abeille royale youth watery oil. This step is the key to my moisturizing. The rich glycerin ingredients in the oil make my skin very moist. Finally, I use La Mer the concentrate to solve the acne mark problem of the skin. Its function is to smooth the redness of the skin and promote the self-healing of the skin. It is more suitable for season change or acne scar removal, there is not much need to use every day. But it does a good job on fade acne marks and scars. Generally, the newly born red acne can be faded after one night's application. GUERLAIN - Bee Glow Youth Moisturizer LA MER - LA MER The Concentrate I usually use this routine all year round. The biggest difference is that I may change the parts of facial cleanser and moisturizer. But for SK-II and La Mer, I will not change. I've been doing this for about three years before making up in the morning and skin care at night.
GUERLAIN-Bee Glow Youth Moisturizer
My Murad Empties!!!-Part 2
Murad - Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture This product has a creamy white cream texture. Unlike La Mer, which takes a long time to emulsify, you only need to slightly rub it in your palm. It can be absorbed quickly and it keeps your face hydrated. I can feel the increase in hydration and softness. Murad - Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ This product is transparent. The texture is very soft and smooth. My skin looks matte after using it. I love to press it around my nose and cheek. It makes my pores invisible. You can use it on the partswhere your pores are visible. But when my skin condition is not very good, my skin becomes flaky. Murad - Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment Transparent gel-like texture. It is used for obvious red acne. It can effectively make it better and reduce redness the next day.
Murad-Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Bye! Acne Scars!! Thanks to Korres!!!
My skin type: I have combination-oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin. I bought the wild rose oilKORRES - Wild Rose Brightening Absolute-Oiland day cream KORRES - Natural Wild Rose Vitamin C Day Cream For Combination Skin and use them together as a set. Although it is called day cream, I use it together with wild rose oil at night. The combination of these two Korres products works excellent! This exactly what I want for clearing my acne scars. I have to say that I don't like the smell of this oil, but my acne marks actually faded in just three days! Compare with the effect, the smell doesn't bother my any more. 😉 Both of them are very gentle on face, don't irritate my skin at all super friendly to sensitive skin. How to use: Apply lotion after your nightly cleanse, then apply three or four drops of Korres oil on your acne marks and massage until it's fully absorbed. After that, gently apply some of the Korres cream on your skin. It will all be absorbed easily and it doesn't leave your face very greasy when you wake up the next day, and you will find your acne scars faded like magic and your skin brightened up!
KORRES-Natural Wild Rose Vitamin C Day Cream For Combination Skin
Out with the old, in with the New
Hey guys, so I know I posted my old skin care routine when I first started and I initially loved how it made my skin feel, but when I kept continuing using the products, I noticed they were not really giving me the results I wanted so I began to do some more research and I found the Caudalie products. I just started using them on May 27th. Caudalie is known for its clean and natural ingredients and I have very sensitive skin so I decided to give it a try. My main skin concerns is dark spots, uneven skin tone, and a few acne here and there. When I first started the routine, my skin began PURGING! I started getting a few more bumps than what I usually get on my face and I began to panic, but I decided to keep using the products, switched up my routine, and got rid of some of the old products I was using in my routine. Now my skin is starting to adjust which I am happy about. The bumps are going away and my dark spots are actually starting to fade away. It’s really true when they say some people’s skin do better when you use a more simple routine and I think that what my skin needed :). I will share my skin care routine in my next post.
CAUDALIE-Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream
wrinkles go away
I’m always one to be open to trying new products to see how they can benefit my skin. If it doesn’t work, I simply move onto the next product. If I ever come across something that works extremely well, I’ll add it to my list of must haves and will usually not steer away from that product unless I happen to stumble across a better working product. ESTĒE LAUDER - Advanced Night Repair Limited Edition ESTĒE LAUDER - Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Crème For my skin care routine to keep my skin hydrated, I’ve consistently been using Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night repair and their Revitalizing Supreme+. These two have worked great in keeping my skin hydrated which helps keep my dry skin away and whenever my skin is more hydrated, I look younger. These two also have great anti-aging affects on your skin, and you can really see the difference after a few applications. Your lines and wrinkles start to disappear after a few application, that along with the more hydrated skin really makes your skin feel amazing. The Revitalizing Supreme+ creme is non-acnegenic, so it doesn’t clog my pores and helps me reduce my acne. This works great with the advanced night repair because that serum is oil free. I’ve always had acne prone skin, so using these two has helped my acne and even helped reduce breakouts. I highly recommend these two products if you have acne prone skin, dry skin, or have dehydration. These two products go hand in hand and will work wonders for anyone with similar skin issues as me. Results may not show right away, but constant application will show great results!
ESTĒE LAUDER-Advanced Night Repair Limited Edition
Watermelon Glow Moisturizer 🍉 . . One of my favorite AM moisturizers! This oil-free moisturizer is excellent for people who get oily AF throughout the day, like me🤦🏽♀️. It’s super light on the skin & soaks in immediately. My skin is quite acne prone, and I never have an issue with this product! Plus, it smells like a juicy, fresh slice of watermelon. 🤤 . . 🍉Can be used as a moisturizer, or as a serum! . 🍉 Hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps the skin. . 🍉 Watermelon extract is cooling on the skin, and soothes inflammation. . 🍉 It is now carried through Sephora Canada!
GLOW RECIPE-Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer
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