All I want for Christmas is you 🎄
I have heard amazing things about Peter Thomas Roth’s PRO Strength 10% PHA Exfoliating Clarifying Liquid. I have been using other products to clear my congested pores on my T-Zone area (mostly my nose and cheeks ) from comedones as well as blackheads. I am currently using The Ordinary’s AHA/BHA once a week and the Lactic Acid twice a week. I am in love with chemical exfoliating because I know it works so this seems like the product for me to at least try out. This isn’t the only thing I want for Christmas but it is top of the list! The Sephora website has some information on this product and it states: PETER THOMAS ROTH - Pro Strength 10% PHA Exfoliating Clarifying Liquid “An expert-level, daily leave-on exfoliating and clarifying liquid with 10 percent gluconolactone (PHA), five percent glycolic acid (AHA), and 0.5% salicylic acid (BHA). Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes Formulation: Lightweight Liquid Highlighted Ingredients: - Gluconolactone (PHA) 10%: A polyhydroxy acid that provides gentle yet advanced exfoliation, clarifying acne-prone skin and helping to reduce the look of uneven skin texture and tone. - Glycolic Acid (AHA) 5%: An alpha hydroxy acid that helps improve the look of radiance, uneven skin tone and smoothness. - Salicylic Acid (BHA) 0.5%: A beta hydroxy acid that clears up and helps prevent acne, unclogging pores and reducing excess surface oil.”
Dec. 22, 2020
Best product for acne prone skin
Hands down one of my favorite products for battling breakouts/acne/blemishes. This is @peterthomasroth ’s PRO Strength 10% PHA Exfoliating Clarifying Liquid. It’s a leave on, daily exfoliator that has glycolic acid (AHA), salicylic acid (BHA), and Glyconolacton (PHA) among other ingredients. I have been using this for about a month or two, and I’m very impressed with the results it delivers in a short amount of time. The first thing I noticed is that not only does it help to clarify the skin, it also helps to calm and bring down the irritation of the current breakouts. My breakouts tend to become red and irritated no matter if I touch them or not. When using this product, I noticed that the next morning, the redness of those breakouts would go down significantly. As far as its ability at clearing the blemishes, this product is the MVP. When my skin was breaking out like crazy few weeks ago, it took about three to four consecutive days of using this exfoliant (at night) before all the breakouts disappeared or greatly diminished in size. What I like about this product is that it doesn’t bring the pimples to the surface/to head, it simply flattens and makes them disappear. If you’re experiencing stubborn breakouts, and $58 is within your budget, I highly recommend you give this a try. I try a lot of product on day to day basis, and right now this is my favorite one for when I’m breaking out. . . . gifted
Sharing some quick thoughts on 2 paulas choice BHA products ✨ ✨Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($30) - This is Paula's Choice # 1 product worldwide, and I can see why. I love the liquid texture, which feels more like a hydrating serum than an exfoliant. The ingredients list is short and sweet, and basically contains salicylic acid, green tea, and some hydrators. This decongested some of my blocked pores and sped up healing of my acne flare up! ✨Antioxidant Pore Purifier ($31) - This has a light fluid texture and also contains salicylic acid and white tea. However, I didn't see any results with this - and I used it daily on my travels! When I got back home I switched to the 2% BHA Exfoliant, and it actually addressed the acne flare up that this serum didn't prevent. ✨VERDICT: Get the 2% BHA Exfoliant. It’s amazing!
What's your favourite way to exfoliate the skin? Mine is definitely PHA or AHA and when you add BHA to them then you get a multitool that will exfoliate and moisturize your skin but also clean the pores. I used Neulii pads during the worst time for me - internship, I was 100% sure that my skin is going to have weird reactions and it did but somehow I feel like PHA & BHA mix helped me a lot. There are some misconceptions about BHA - some people think that BHA is bad because they think that BHA in products stands for Butylated Hydroxyanisol while in fact, it stands for β-hydroxy acid. The only BHA we use in skincare is Salicylic Acid, Neulii pads are based on Gluconolactone (PHA) and Betaine Salicylate - a mix of Betaine and Salicylic Acid. The packaging and formula are quite minimalistic, it's hydrating and it doesn't burn my skin. I see my pores being less problematic when I use BHA than when I skip BHA. Even if according to Neulii you can use their products every day I use it 2 or max 3 times per week and I still use sunscreen. The packaging contains 70 pads and you've got 12 months to use them all. This formula is great for sensitive and acne-prone skin types but also young skin.
BHA? PHA? AHA? what do they mean?
BHA? PHA? AHA? 🤪🥴 These names can be very confusing! What do they work for? Should you use them? I know it can be challenging and even scary to incorporate these into your routine. Here are the basics to help you get started!
Be Plain BHA Peeling Ampoule It took me quite a long time to review this ampoule because of my studies but I had a long break from treatments so it's time to share the final review. The main ingredients in Be Plain BHA Ampoule are Green Tea Leaf Water and Salicylic Acid aka BHA. Salicylic Acid is a chemical exfoliator, it helps with blackheads. It also contains Sodium Hyaluronate and Saccharomyces Ferment - good moisturizers, in general, the ampoule has only about 10 ingredients and it's quite a mild formula (in general BHA is not as strong as AHA). According to brand, you should see the difference in 4-weeks, starting from using the ampoule 5 times per week then on 4 times and then only 3 times. I started to use this ampoule as much as I need. This ampoule won't shrink your pores because it's impossible - we can only "fake" the image of pores by cleaning it and that's why we use this solution - the pores are cleaner and the skin seems to have fewer problems with acne while using this BHA solution. It has a delicate scent which you shouldn't feel. The glass packaging got me this time, to sum up - it's an interesting product and a good alternative for everyone with blackheads who prefer milder solutions.
BHA Peeling Ampoule
Over the course of quarantine I have noticed that my pores have gotten huge and noticed some blackheads. My skin was always something I was very confident about, actually, one of the few things. So you could imagine how the decline in skin quality effected my self image. I have been trying my best to get back to where I was. This weeks miracle saver was Peace Out Pores. PEACE OUT - Peace Out Pores Yes it’s a little pricy, but if you are struggling with enlarged pores and/or blackheads it is 100% worth the price. My teenage younger brother even tried and noticed a large difference.
PEACE OUT-Peace Out Pores
Blackhead removing nose strips
Watsons Nose Pore Strip Charcoal. It’s a nose strip blackhead removing strip with witchhazel extract. It works pretty good. You wet your nose out it on and wait 15 minutes. It’s very satisfying to take it off and see the blackheads. It smells really good. The consistency is good. It works. It has a few bad ingredients I guess and I don’t really like that. Made in Korea. Worth it. It’s 10 strips and I got it about a year agoin the Philippines for very cheap. Recommend it to people who look for blackhead removal on the nose. 4 out of 5 stars. Can’t tag the product. Brand: Watsons product: nose pore strips.
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