WORK IN PROGRESS, but things are turning around!
AM: Cleanser: CREATE COSMETICS - 5 Elements Cleanser
Nighttime skincare routine
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REN CLEAN SKINCARE
Oct. 28, 2020
FrankieStevieI check if it's ok to use the Vitamin C and the niacinamide at the same time. I use vitamin c in the morning and Niacinamide in the evening. I sometimes feel like you need a PhD to work it all out😉.. lol..good luck on your skin car journey.
Dec. 3, 2020·1 like
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Patience is Key 🔑
Pictured: left side The right side of my face was not as bad but did have similar results. I wanted to post my progress to show that results take time (normally weeks to months)! Whenever I recommend a product to someone, I make sure to tell them to wait at least a few weeks before judging a product because it can take anywhere from 24hrs to a few months to see results from a product/active. Time table with consistent use: Cleansers: generally right away Toners: 1-2 weeks Moisturizers: immediately-weeks Chemical exfoliants: 2-8 weeks Acne products (SA/BPO): 24hrs-12weeks Niacinamide: 8-12 weeks OTC Retinoids: 3-12 weeks Prescription Retinoids: 2-6 weeks Time will vary from person to person. Consistency and patience are key! Products that helped me from May to now: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser @bibalosangeles 2.8% BPO Acne Treatment
Hey whoever is reading this please rate my skincare routine I need to know if it’s okay or not thank you.. 🔆PM🔆 First I start with the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser This cleanser is amazing for my skin it cleanses very well and doesn’t leave my skin feeling stretchy after words. Then I follow up with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this product is really great but I feel like it stop working for me for some reason. After that I go in with RADHA BEAUTY - Rosehip Oil I love this oil so much not only does it fix your complexion but it heals your skin of any kind of damage. I have only used it for about a month so far I like it. Next I go with CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin I don’t really have anything to say about this one I’ve used it for almost a year now and had no problems with it. After moisturizing I use sun bum - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 this is an amazing sunscreen super lightweight, use it everyday. Then to finish it off I apply The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I’ve used this one for quite a while now and I haven’t really seen much of a difference unfortunately I might stop using this one so please recommend me something for dark circles. Ps: I use this product for dark circles. 🌙 PM🌙 After I shower I don’t cleanse again because technically I’m cleansing with just water in the shower. I go in withThe Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque love this product the way it cleans your pores and leaves your skin feeling smooth is just great. I only use this product on Friday’s. Then I use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution only on mondays once a week. Then I use The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 this product is amazing it feels really nice in the skin. Then I follow up with The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' After that I use CeraVe - Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum I use this for my dark circles but sometimes I’ll use it on my entire face. Then I go back with the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Please someone tell me how this is I really need to know if this is okay ....
TOP Amazon Skincare Buys ✨
If you're looking for some affordable hidden skincare gems on Amazon look no further! 🙌 One brand I've discovered is Amiré which has an incredible spot treatment that is a dupe for my beloved MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion They also make an incredible energizing coffee body scrub that is great for reducing cellulite and sloughing off dead skin. I also purchased a POPCHOSE - Dry Brushing Body Brush which is phenomenal in the winter for exfoliating. Last but certainly not least, CREATE COSMETICS - 5 Elements Cleanser is the best exoliating cleanser for sensitive skin I've ever found! It has 2% Glycolic Acid so it gets the job done and keeps breakouts at bay without being to harsh or stripping your skin. What are your go-to beauty buys from Amazon? Let me know in the comments!
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VERSED + PHILOSOPHY : first impressions
i recently bought VERSED - DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm and philosophy - Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser , and i have a few initial thoughts after having used them each a handful of times: VERSED - DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm this is my first oil-based cleanser, and subsequently it is gonna be a little weird. i do like the almost-vaseline texture of the balm and how my skin feels after removing it, but i resent the smell and that it is not eye-safe. i would love a recommendation for oil-based cleansers that are, if any! philosophy - Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser i really like this one so far. it has a creamy consistency and super-light fresh smell. i have very sensitive eyes but experience no discomfort when using it around them, and it removes all makeup with ease. i’ve thought about buying this for ages and i am so glad i did! i hope you enjoyed ;) please be sure to follow here and on my IG @chloebrk.mua #cheriecreator
I tried Double Cleansing!
Hey y’all! First, after reading several of y’alls posts on double cleansing and using cleansing balms, it sent me down a rabbit hole of researching 😂 So here is my end of day/nighttime double cleansing routine: For a few weeks I have been using the VERSED - DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm to break down my make up and overall daily dirtiness. I LOVE this stuff! ￼it smells delightful and the scent is very light! ￼it breaks down my make up ￼it breaks down the dirt and oils that build up ￼it leaves no residue! ￼it leaves my skin feels soft and moisturized After using the balm, I turn to my trusty facial cleansing brush and put a nickel size amount of philosophy - Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser ￼this cleanser does NOT dry out the skin ￼very faint smell, if at all any ￼deep cleansing without leaving skin feeling stripped ￼this truly leaves my skin clean, fresh and ready to take on the rest of my skin care! You can find the facial cleaning brush on Amazon. Just remember to keep it clean. I usually wash mine once a week with Dawn dish soap (rinse thoroughly!)
2020 empties and new goodies!!
here are all of my 2020 empties!!! i went ahead and categorized them by brand so that i dont get things mixed up. etude house ——————— ￼ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser my favorite fungal acne safe cleanser!! its perfect for dry combo skin! ￼ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner a great fungal acne safe hydrating toner! better for dry skin, it would sometimes leave me oily at the end of the day. drunk elephant ————————— DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum although this serum isn’t fungal acne safe, my skin seems to enjoy it. it has a gel texture and actually regulates my oily forehead DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream another non fungal acne safe products. BUT doesn’t cause me to have breakouts!! its a thicc cream but doesn’t leave me feeling oily!! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream Deluxe Sample again... not fungal acne safe but STILL didn’t cause me to have any breakouts!! the protini feels similar in terms of thickness and the over all feeling on the skin but it feels more “ wearable “ first aid beauty ————————— FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer i was super excited to tey this out because the ingredients are fungal acne safe and the claims were ideal for my skin type but sadly i was disappointed 😞 it didn’t control my oil but rather left mw with this shine on my forehead! and it didn’t moisture my dry cheeks. epic fail FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream this is a very basic fungal acne safe moisturizer i recommend to literally every one. i do like it and all but i find my skin still breaking out while i use this product. i would give it a 3 1/2 stars but i cant. CUROLOGY!!!! ———————— Curology - Curology formula Curology - Curology formula if you have fungal acne THIS is the treatment you NEED to try!!! my holy grail!! naturium ————— NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream technically this moisturizer isn’t fungal acne safe because it contains polysorbate HOWEVER its one of the last ingredients listed so its not likely to have any affect. this is my FAVORITE MOISTURIZER!!! super affordable and feels luxurious and its amazing on my combo skin NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% my favorite fungal acne safe niacinamide serum!!! its affordable and it does exactly what it claims to do. literally cant get any better than this other lonely products ————————————- boscia - Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer this is a fungal acne safe moisturizer however its not very good at moisturizing or controlling oil 😕 but the packaging is cute i guess
These products improved my acne in 3 weeks
Since March 2020 I started breaking out really bad. It got even worse in September and I think it was due to over exfoliation and irritated skin. I started using these products below 3 weeks ago and as you can see from the pictures my acne has noticeably improved. Most of the acne has subsided. The acne on my temples are almost non existent and just some redness remains. Also the redness on my cheeks are fading and are smaller in size. Current routine: Toner: ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner Serums: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Treatment: AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion Creams: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) and ETUDE - SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream Retinol: DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream Really happy with these products right now! I will continue using these products and might add Vitamin C as well. I will post another update in another 3 weeks, stay tuned 🙈
REN Skincare for Maskacne
I told you guys I would buy the full size of these babies because I loved them so much! After I wear a mask all day long and my skin feels all gunked up I use the ren radiance toner and this dark spot overnight cream. It just gets rid of any oncoming acne it is a god send! And the recovery balm I actually use before I have to put a mask on for 8 hours because it traps in the moisture better then anything I’ve tried before. And it does leave my face baby soft so that’s a plus! 5/5 love love love these two
REN calming line
Okay here’s the review in the REN calm line The overnight balm? A fricken godsend, don’t listen to the reviews that say it is like rubbing Vaseline on your face, they probably used way too much. I squirt out a pea sized amount, Rub it in between my fingers to warm it up and rub it on my face. Honestly reminds me of a face oil so much I’m convinced it’s a face oil in solid form. I love it. It beats out using face oil to lock my moisture in my face when I wear a mask during work. Amazing product. I did buy the full size already I loved it so much! Global protection day cream- nice whipped texture, it does have essential oils but they are so concentrated and low on the list that they should not cause acne or bug your skin at all. They didn’t bug my skin at all it’s been very glowy and smooth even using this so I’m impressed. Only downside it does have a smell, like rubbing herbs on your face. I don’t mind it that much but early in the morning when I’m going to eat breakfast I don’t need to smell it while I’m eating toast you know? The smell does go away don’t worry it just takes an hour or two sadly. I’m still torn on whether or not I’ll repurchase this one because it did treat my skin very well you guys idk The calm serum- smells like baby perfume, honestly did nothing for my skin, sure might have hydrated it a bit but nothing amazing that I took notice. And for the price tag of the full size serum? Not worth it. I also saw no redness claiming affect The winner here is the overnight balm, it’s heaven. The runner up is the global protection cream I’m still on the fence about it. And the loser is the calming serum.
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Ok guys if you been following me my bumps are starting to dry up and now I have dark spots. My right side is completely healed and the left is my trouble side. After seeing my dermatologist for my follow up appointment she went up on the dose of the retinoid I use at night. If you are wondering my routine this is what I'm using. Also go look at my old pics to see where I started from. Neutrogena - Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask I love this as it dries out my bumps LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser I use this at night and love how it's super light CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion light way and keeps face moisturizer at night elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 I use the tinted version now great for black girls only in the morning and I do two fingers when I apply it The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I just started using it super light weight. I started as a suggestion to help purging. Haven't told my dermatologist I'm using it but it has made the bumps on the right side calm down so so far so good. I'll update this to five stars after I have enough data to support if it really works.CeraVe - Healing Ointment I use when I experience dryness from the winter. A lot goes a long way .
Purging or breaking out ??
Can someone tell me if its purging or i am just started breaking out after almost 3 months of using The ordinary products ?? It was getting better but now on one side its getting worse. Products i am using ￼AM The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ PM The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque OR The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA OR The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane I have combination skin but after some research i have decided to go with these ones. If its only purging then i am happy but purging suppose to happen everywhere on face and this is only on left cheek specially on jawline that hurts ☹️ Thinking to use PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator to give it a try Thanks a lot lovely ladies
Holy grails! My secret weapons to deal with emergency!!!
There is no superhero in our life to save us, but I believe we all have one or two secret products that can act as heroes to save us from a skin emergency. What I love to share are these two products that have already rescued me for so many times, from meetings to interviews. Nothing is perfect, but this Out of Trouble Mask ORIGINS - Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skinis perfect for me, and it is super timesaving when I have some dead skins to clean or need to fight inflammation or pimples. This mask contains camphor, zinc oxide, and salicylic acid to calm skin, absorb excess oil, and unclog pores. It is especially good for people with combination/oily skin like me, and what I do is just to apply to T-zone and areas that are really rough and flaky, wait for 8 minutes, and wash off using makeup pads. The smell is like camphor ball, but I kinda like it, and the price of it is very nice to my wallet as well. Highly recommend this one to you. Another skincare hero saved me from an emergency is this SK-II face mask.SK-II - Pitera Facial Treatment Mask To be honest, I was shocked by its price but all of my friends recommended this to me, and I have to say that it is worth the praise. It is weird to say but it smells like spit, but the effect is amazing. I put it on after cleansing my face, and wait for 15 minutes, take it off and gently massage the rest essence on the face, then a light moisturizer. My face is never this bright and hydrated! And my pores also get smaller as well, which is something I would never expect from a sheet mask. I know some people will say the price is beyond the budget. But if you have the chance to try it, or with some really important events coming up, these amazing stuff will not let you down!
IS THE BARRIER REPAIR CHALLENGE SAVING MY SKIN👀
For the first images the ones on the top were taken today September 9th and the bottom ones were taken on August 19th (3 week interval) Thoughts: I don’t know if it’s just me or my skin is actually brighter? Also it definitely is more hydrated and feels softer. I did go through a purging phase but it was just for a few days and now it seems like my skin is clearing up. As for the dark marks I don’t know if there’s a real difference and if there’s one it’s probably not significant yet. But to be honest I wasn’t targeting hyperpigmentation yet so no disappointment! And for the second images, the one on the right was taken today September 9th and the one on the left was taken on August 19th (3 week interval) Thoughts: it seems like the texture on my forehead is less apparent? And it’s definitely brighter. I got a pretty big zit but I think it’s because it’s about to be that time of the month lol. Overall I think the barrier repair challenge is really helping me so I’d recommend it to anyone. If you don’t know what that is just refer to my other posts or ask me questions I’ll be willing to answer! So here’s my current routine: Pm routine: - The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser -CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin -PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner I don’t really know what to rate it yet but so far so good -THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum -PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner(yes I apply twice) -GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum -Neutrogena oil free moisture - The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane Am routine: it’s the same without the oil at the end. I used to apply the MDSolarSciences - Mineral Crème but I completely ran out of it yesterday and I did place an order for a new sunscreen but I have yet to receive it unfortunately and now I am so paranoid I don’t want the sun to touch me at all and it’s impossible😩 Also I apply my routine on damp skin. According to some specialists it’s better for the absorption of the products. I wanted to wait until next week to start incorporating other products ( the PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliatorthat I would be using once a week at first and build up my tolerance and the ORIGINS - Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skinthat I would be using only once a week too on a different day of course) but I’m thinking maybe I should start this week with the BHA solution from Paula’s choice? Let me know what y’all think!
Beat Acne With This Simple Guide
( This is not my photo but I have tried most of these combos)✨ Comedones: these are flesh or white colored bumps (usually most common) Bakuchoil: gentle alternative for retinol. THE inkey LIST - Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer Azelaic Acid: amazing acid (I just reviewed). Great for acne and pore exfoliating! The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Granactive Retinoids: lower irritation than retinol (less strength) The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (I find using Differin gel can help to but it can be irritating and shouldn’t be paired with other active ingredients) Oil Production: Niacinamide: vitamin B3 that helps with oil production (especially paired with Zinc) The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Bacteria: Bakuchiol Azelaic Acid Inflammation Niacinamide (best as serum) Bakuchoil (best as moisturizer) Azelaic Acid (better in cream form (especially if you have sensitive skin) Granactive Retinol: (better as serum) Remember to always layer from lightest to heaviest! My personal routine for active acne: Morning ☀️ Cleanse Tone Serum (The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% in oil areas) Treat (The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% everywhere) Moisturize Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 (great for sensitive skin and when mixing actives) Evening Cleanse Tone Serum (The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% in oily areas) Treat (DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel ) Moisturize CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion mixed with Cliganic - 100% Rosehip Oil ) I have used alternative retinol, but I found my skin to get used to it and I wanted something stronger. If you mix these products together (as suggested by the guide) stick to granactive retinol and using bakuchiol. Less chance to experience irritation.
4 days using smacne
The top are photos from 4 days ago. Bottom are pictures I took this morning. I started using SMACNE - Acne Treatment 30 Day Kit 5 days ago (see previous post). It seems to be really improving my skin. I’ve also added Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 as a moisturizer and sunscreen I’ve been using Aquaphor - Aquaphor Healing Ointment for really dry spots (between my eyebrows got a little flaky today) Along with some Aloe Vera to help soothe my skin. I’ve been trying to use my jade roller once a day. Any opinions on if I should add The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling SolutionI have it at home already just don’t know if I should add something else to an already new face wash. I’ve used the ordinary a couple times in the past but I’m not sure if it really helps my skin or not. I stopped using LANEIGE - Water Sleeping Mask because even though I have loved it and really thought it worked wonders for my skin, it has been the only thing I’ve keep consistent since before and after my acne got bad so I figured maybe I should go without it for a while. Tonight my skin has felt a little more itchy and irritated, should I be concerned? Do I need to stop using any products? Any advice or opinions are greatly appreciated!!
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naturium vitamin c serum first impressions
NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum I just received this product a few days ago, and I’ve only used it twice, but here are my first impressions! This serum is a clear color and it’s very lightweight. The first morning I used it, I used two pumps and it really just settled into my skin. The second morning I used it, I just used one pump (because I didn’t feel I needed two pumps) and it settled into my skin just like the two pumps. The serum certainly isn’t sticky, it’s more like a watery-oil texture, and it really felt like it was hydrating my skin. Obviously, I’ve only used this twice so I can’t really say much about the brightening effect on my dark spots, but I feel like it did add a nice glow to my face in the morning and it hasn’t broken me out (yet, knock on wood). I’m really looking forward to continuing to use this and to seeing the brightening effects in the long term!
COMPARISON | 🤔Is the Naturium Vitamin C a dupe?
The SkinCeutical’s Vitamin C serum is known for its EXPENSIVE (yes I really mean EXPENSIVE) yet amazing patented formula. Is the Naturium Vitamin C an adequate dupe? BEFORE WE CONTINUE: Yes, I know about Susan Yara’s unethical launch of Naturium. This post is not meant to support or attack her - this is only comparing what we know of each serum. I personally wouldn’t buy from Naturium because they mislead their customers. SHORT ANSWER - Naturium’s Vitamin C is NOWHERE near comparable to SkinCeuticals Vitamin C (let alone other popular vitamin c serums) ⬇️ Scroll all the way down to skip everything⬇️ What is similar about these serums? They both contain ascorbic acid. What makes ascorbic acid different from other forms of vitamin c is that is has the most scientific studies proving that it will work. THERE IS A CATCH THOUGH - Ascorbic acid is a very tricky and unstable ingredient so it will go bad fast without proper formulation. Why is SkinCeuticals significantly more expensive? It is at a higher price point due to the fact that their formula is PATENTED and it’s formula is well known for being stable. Naturium’s Vitamin C uses “encapsulation technology” (basically their vitamin C releases slowly) but this isn’t something super innovative that Naturium itself created. They claim that this is why their vitamin c can be formulated at such a high percentage without much irritation. ⬇️For people who just want to hear the real tea⬇️ 🛑What’s the catch with Naturium’s Vitamin C? 🛑 Naturium’s Vitamin C has a blend of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Ascorbic acid. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a DERIVATIVE (this doesn’t mean it’s not effective it just means it’s not as well studies as the real deal Vitamin C) Derivatives are a lot easier to formulate with, but are not as reliable. THIS IS WHERE IT GETS SKETCHY Naturium’s ingredients list has the derivative ABOVE the real deal ascorbic acid. Ingredient list are always labeled from highest to lowest concentration. However this wouldn’t be an issue but.... Naturium REFUSES TO DISCLOSE THE AMOUNT OF DERIVATIVE IN THEIR FORMULA. This is extremely shady since you want to know what you’re getting. They claim they have 22% Vitamin C, but as far as we know they could be putting in 20% of the derivatives and 2% of the real stuff. WHAT ANNOYS ME MOST: NATURIUM REFUSES TO DISCLOSE PERCENTAGES OF THEIR ACTIVES EVEN WHEN I EMAIL THEM (see the other photo) In summary, I wouldn’t support Naturium, and their Vitamin C is nowhere near as reliable as the SkinCeuticals or any other brand’s. What do you think? Leave a comment :) I’m always happy to hear your thoughts EDIT: Naturium claims to not disclose their percentages to protect their formula. However I have talked to multiple experts who say that disclosing the percentages of ascorbic acid and derivatives alone would not compromise their fomula.
Post Accutane Night Time Skin Care Routine
While on accutane I had a very simple skincare routine to allow the medication to do its thing. I’m 7 months post Accutane, and my face is still pimple free. Yay! My skin care concerns at this time is discoloration/dark spots and minimal scarring on one of my cheeks. In this routine I am using the Fresh Soy cleanser to cleanse. It’s so important to make sure you’re thoroughly cleansing your face so that the remaining products can properly penetrate the skin. I use esthetician Nayamka Roberts-Smith (@LABeautyologist)’s 60 second rule when cleansing. Cleansing your face with your fingers for 60 sec allows the cleanser ingredients to do their job. This method helps to soften the skin & dissolve sebum blockages a lot better. I then follow up with applying a hydrating toner (Laniege Cream Skin toner and moisturizer) to my face with my hands. Then 2-3x a week I go in with the exfoliating serum ( The Ordinary’s Mandelic Acid 10% + HA serum) to minimize texture and uneven skin tone. Mandelic acid is gentle and works great on hyperpigmentation on people with deeper skin tones. To end it all off, I use the Kate Somerville recovery cream. Cleanser - fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash Toner - LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer Serum -The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Moisturizer - Kate Somerville - DeliKate Recovery Cream Pro Tip: Wash your hands before washing your face!🧖🏾♀️ #CherieCreator
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
This is the first week of my consistent skin routine which I haven’t mastered quite yet so I would appreciate any suggestions!! I have oily/sensitive skin so it has been pretty difficult for me to find products that work for my skin since I started getting acne at 11. I mostly breakout on my cheeks! Morning 🌻🌞🌈 1. Osmosis Beauty - Enzyme Cleanser 2. MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea 3. insta natural - Vitamin C Serum, Anti-Aging 4. CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 5. CeraVe - Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50 6. MARIO BADESCU - Hyaluronic Eye Cream Night 🌙🌚🌟 1. BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original 2. Osmosis Beauty - Enzyme Cleanser 3. LUSH - Cup O' Coffee Face And Body Mask (ONLY TWICE A WEEK) 4. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution 5. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA 6. LilyAna Naturals - Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer 7. The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 8. MARIO BADESCU - Hyaluronic Eye Cream
insta natural- Vitamin C Serum, Anti-Aging
AM SKINCARE ROUTINE✨
Hi guys! i’m back again to show you all my morning routine! i’ve been using my morning routine for awhile now and it’s been really good on my skin! Here’s the products!! THE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash I commented on this product on my PM skin care routine and i just wanna do a little add on to what i’ve noticed. After washing my face with this, it does feel a bit dry after so keep that into consideration. TOWER 28 - SOS Save.Our.Skin Daily Rescue Facial Spray I’ve used this for awhile now and i’ve noticed absolutely nothing lmaoooo. i mean it’s a bit hydrating don’t get me wrong and it also didn’t irritate my skin which is good too but i didn’t notice anything if i’m being completely honest. Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Multivitamin Booster I really like this serum! i usually use it by itself but you can also put it in your moisturizer for a good boost also. It is really hydrating and I’ve noticed that it helped some of my scaring since my skin gets all scabby and it helped smooth it out. Definitely would recommend if you have sensitive or dry skin!! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I also love this product a lot! my skin looks brighter and my acne looks a lot better when i use this product. My only problem is when i use this and i rub it in and it kinda makes this white foam on my face, maybe it’s my cleanser? i’m not sure but i do really love this. The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Now i think this is my fav moisturizer ever. Trust me, I’ve tried so many moisturizer that just haven’t suited my skin, but this product really worked. It’s simple but effective, amazing texture, very moisturizing and i think good for all skin types. I will continue to purchase this product!!! The Ordinary - "B" Oil this product is also one of my favs!! i usually mix it into the moisturizer and it feels very nice on the skin! it also helped make my skin brighter and clear some of my acne scars!!! I also use this under makeup too for a nice deep natural look!! this is another product that i’ll repurchase again and again! I also use a stick sunscreen to protect my skin from the sun!! If you guys have any recommendations i will gladly consider!! Thank you✨✨✨
The Ordinary-"B" Oil
GOOD MOLECULES Niacinamide
Hi!! 💕 New skin gal here. I used to have a basic/non existent routine but since getting a few professional facials I’m now finding it fun to learn about all things skin. My skin is pretty regular. I get oily patches, dry patches and acne on occasion. My first problem to tackle is going to be my pores. They look larger around my cheeks and nose and I’ve always struggled with blackheads. After searching for solutions I’ve landed on GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner& GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum. I was needing a new toner anyways and was looking into Niacinamide as a serum so I’m just going to go full speed ahead and try these out together. Wish me luck! My PM routine as of now - oil cleanser: I just use sweet almond oil I got off of Amazon. My skin friend told me about this so I just do it lol. I’m told oil sticks to oil so it’s good to start with this also to get your makeup off cleanse: I have a random collection of old cleansers that I’m using up but planning to switch to TULA SKINCARE - The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanserwhen I finish off my Neutrogena and etc 😉 exfoliate: I use ARCONA - Brightening Gommage 3x a week to schluff off the dead built up skin. I got this from my “Skin Studio” a few months back. I really like it but it’s pricey (over $50 I believe) so I’m going to try out cheaper alternatives when I’m out. tone: used to use THAYERS - Lavender Facial Toner which I liked mostly because of the smell but it wasn’t actually beneficial to my skin. I’m excited to use GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Tonerand see what difference this switch makes! mist: tbh I honestly use this at least 2-3x during my routine. I just love the smell and I can use the hydration. HONEST - ELEVATED HYDRATION MIST is the only one I’ve tried but I don’t care to try anything else - it’s THE BEST. serum/mask: this I rotate every day. I’ll post a picture of my “rotators” but today I used The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane I love the way my skin feels after I use this - soft and hydrated . I haven’t seen much of a difference quite yet. I’m still going to use it 2-3x a week and wait if I see any improvements. TODAY: GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum!!! I don’t know when to use this quite yet so I’m putting it here 🤷🏼♀️ directions say before creams! moisturize: I’ve used CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion my dermatologist acquaintance that said it’s the only thing he will use or recommend (to be exact, the AM is what I used to use twice a day. But now a friend gave me PM for nighttime but I don’t notice much of a difference other than texture). oil: gotta seal it up. I use 100% cold pressed Rose hip oil from Amazon. I don’t think brand really matters as long as it doesn’t have BS added ingredients Any advice appreciated!! 💕💕
the time has come... REVIEW MY ROUTINE!
hey Cherie fam! i finally decided it was time to post my daily/weekly routine!! i’ve curated this routine over a looooong period of time, and i think i’ve almost got it right! so here it is: TWICE DAILY: i like to double cleanse, so i always start with the FATCO - Cleansing Oil for Normal/Combo Skin i’ve used this oil on and off for the last few years, and i’ve really been loving it lately! it moisturizes and helps remove makeup, dirt, and any oils my skin has produced during the day. then i go with my Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser i like this cleanser a lot because i feel like it actually cleanses my skin, unlike a lot of cleansers i’ve tried that only feel like they’re cleaning the top layer of my skin. this one gets deep! next, i use a few drops of the no b.s. - Vitamin C + E Serum i really like this serum because i feel like it’s helped even out my skin tone and texture and it doesn’t take forever to soak into my skin! as the packaging recommends, i leave this to sit for about 5 minute for moving on to my next step. however, during those 5 minutes, i’ll apply my VERSED - VACATION EYES Brightening Eye Gel this is the FIRST under eye product i’ve ever used that REALLY WORKS to get rid of my dark circles!! magic in a tube if you ask me. after those 5 minutes have passed, i’ll use 3-5 spritzes of the INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner this is the newest product in my routine, but i’m in LOVE! i’ve been looking for a great toner for a while now, and this one, which happened to be a gift, is so great! it moisturizes and sets my skin without leaving me feeling stripped or sticky. finally, i moisturize with my all time fave: Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer this moisturizer keeps my skin hydrated without being sticky or oily. i would highly recommend for those with dry, tires skin! EVERY MORNING: in the morning, i like to use the Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 it’s a really great, really affordable SPF that doesn’t make my skin feel greasy or grimy. ONCE A WEEK: i’ve seen a lot of mixed opinions about The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution , but i’m a fan! i think it leaves my skin feeling great, and not stripped at all which is pretty common for me with most chemical exfoliants. i usually use this peel after cleansing, but before the rest of my routine. so, what do you think?? i’d love to hear your compliments, comments, and critiques on my routine.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
*UPDATED* PM skin routine 🌚
This is my pm skin routine, updated. This is my part 2 to my last post of my updated AM routine! 🌊HOLI FROG - Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash my boyfriend got me this for my bday, and I’ve used it 2 times so far. The consistency is perfect for what I wanted, I felt like I needed this for my stubborn hormonal acne. It also is unscented. So far, I like it a lot! ☕️ YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner when I exfoliate, this is my go to. I have a review on this in a previous post, where I go into more detail. 🍃NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% this is what I got instead of another TO niacinamide serum. I like this one a lot better, and I think it’s simply because it is formulated better. It doesn’t foam up like TO does, and it’s also unscented. It’s consistency and packaging is also better. The results are what’s expected from a niacinamide serum, and price wasn’t too bad for this serum either. 🍁The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG see my am routine post for details on this product. 🧬GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum I like this serum because it’s cheaper like the ordinary, and it doesn’t foam up like TO did, but it still foams a little bit. It’s good enough for me, and isn’t scented. 🐘 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this is my night moisturizer, and I love this because it’s thick and hydrating. It feels nice on the skin, doesn’t have any scent, and makes my skin feel plump. It is expensive though, but DE always is. pmd - Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device I got this in my subscription box, and I’ve been using it at night to wash my face. It has 4 vibration settings, I use the first and second one for washing my face. I do think that it helps with exfoliation, and using the other side of the tool is made for massaging in serums. I found that it does take a lot of extra time when using it for serums. I like this tool, it’s nice, but not necessary. More of a luxury item.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
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