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My Favourite Anti-Aging Products

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Skinsitive
“Anti-aging” is pretty much a marketing term. The only things that are going to have drastic results on deep wrinkles are office-only, like Botox and filler. But the best way to fight visible signs of aging is to prevent them and slow their arrival. • Sunscreen: There is legitimately not a single better way to protect your skin’s youth- and health! Sunscreen is so, so important, as windows do not block the aging UV rays and more studies show blue light from electronics also damages unprotected skin. UV rays not only cause/worsen wrinkles and fine lines, but also dark spots. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
is wonderful for dry skin (and/or winter use) and PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
is amazing for all skin types and those who wear makeup. • Retinol: 0.1% Tretinoin is the strongest retinoid you’re going to find and likely the best for fighting signs of aging- but for prevention, everyone probably doesn’t need that kind of strength. If you want to avoid a prescription, look to retinols, available in up to 1.0% concentration. Retinol increases collagen + elastin production and stimulates skin renewal, via increasing cell turnover. This helps to fade dark spots, improve plumpness, and lessen fine lines- plus it’s known to be helpful for some acne cases. I have been enjoying the gentleness of PAULA'S CHOICE - 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment
combined with PAULA'S CHOICE - Retinol Super Antioxidant Serum
(0.1% Retinol). I would recommend them for all skin types, though dry skin may appreciate The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane
or another concentration. • Antioxidants: Antioxidants protect skin from environmental aggressors, like pollution and oxidative damage from free radicals. They soothe skin, help prevent fine lines, and can brighten skin, vitamin c being the most popular and well-known. DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
is a fantastic 15% l-ascorbic acid serum that lightens hyperpigmentation and dark spots significantly, but my sensitive skin prefers The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
May 6, 2020
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JohnnaWearI love the Paula’s choice retinol and bakuchiol cream!
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3 Paula Choice Skincare Routines ❄️☃️❄️
Hey guys!!! I love Paulas choice products especially the PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer and PAULA'S CHOICE - 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment !! Over on their IG they posted suggested skincare routines created by their client social services consultant Allie, I wanted to repost a few today for dry and dehydrated combo skin since it's cold outside which can often lead to dry/dehydrated skin. Paulas choice is another great brand to reach out to if you have questions!!! Just pick the products in black for an essential routine and include the products labeled in white for a full advanced routine. I do want to point out that there is NO perfect skincare routine, you need to listen to your skin. If you are feeling really dry you might want to add a heavier ceramide moisturizer or if your skin is starting to feel irritated back off on your exfoliation. Use these suggestions as a way to get started but still adjust or take away products by how your skin feels. Do you wish more companies would post suggested skincare routines based on skin type?? #cheriecreator
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MelaninSkinCareAddict
An anti-aging product that actually worked
PAULA'S CHOICE - 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment Paula’s Choice is one of my favorite science-backed skincare brands. I tried its 0.3% retinol and 2% bakuchiol treatment cream. This cream also has pepitides that also targets wrinkles and loose skin. According to the brand, bakichiol stabilizes retinol and makes this anti-aging ingredient to last longer on the skin and work more efficiently. So this formula is designed to fight against sign of aging and improve enlarged pores. The cream looks light yellowish and feels silky on the skin. It’s not greasy at all. It’s blendable and wearable. My skin has some large pores on and around the nose. I also have deep smile lines around the mouth. After using this treatment for about 3 weeks, my skin felt tighter and firmer. The lines were already slightly improved. The pores were almost gone, not visible. How to use: I use it 2-3 times a week. The frequency can be increased after the first few weeks when needed. I apply a few pea sizes on my face and neck. Gently massage the cream into the skin until it’s totally absorbed and then apply moisturizer and SPF. I sometimes mix it with my moisturizer. #cheriepartner
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chrishan
The ordinary
These are the ordinary products I use in my routine so far..... The Ordinary - Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% I sometimes use this as extra antioxidant protection after my morning routine. I don’t notice that much of a difference with my skin but it can’t hurt and I like the texture and feel it leaves on my skin. The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil I use this every night after my night cream for extra moisture and to help with acne scarring. I’ve heard it helps so much with scarring. I’m also adding The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%to my routine soon to help with scarring and hyperpigmentation as well. I love the rosehip oil for extra moisture and my skin feels so smooth in the morning. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I use this twice a week and I’ve been faithfully using it for 3 months and I’m just now seeing a difference. I almost gave up but everyone has sworn by this so I thought it couldn’t hurt to stick with it. It tingles and I used to leave it on for the full 10 min and now with the extra acne products I’m using my skin is a little more sensitive so I leave it on for 5-6 minutes. Definitely wake up with baby smooth skin the next morning. I’m hoping to see results with my old acne scars too.
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Taykro928
Beauty from the Inside Out
Thank-you @cheriefor this gift! I was so surprised that a couple weeks ago my post reviewing The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% was picked as top post! I am very interested in trying supplements to help with my skin. I really believe that what you put into your body is just as important as what we put on our skin for skincare. We all know that drinking water, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and sugar can help with complexion, radiance, and collagen. HUM Nutrition has vitamins and supplements for your skin, hair, body, and mood. They have a 3 min quiz on their website that matches their supplements to your goals and lifestyle. HUM Red Carpet claims to give you shiny hair and glowing skin. These contain plant based fatty acids, black current oil, Vitamin E, and antioxidants. In many studies gamma linolenic acid (found in black currant seed oil) has been found to improve clinical skin conditions and skin roughness. I haven’t started taking these supplements yet, but will let you know if I notice a difference. I’m also really interested in trying powdered collagen. I wonder whether this is better at maintaining skin’s collagen than peptide serums. The only thing about powdered collagen that turns me off is the couple brands I looked at were made with bovine hides 🤢 Doesn’t make me want to add a scope to my drink. Does anyone take collagen? What brands do you recommend? #cheriecreator
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PamelaSargent
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drunk elephant review with fungal acne🐘💗
as someone with fungal acne, buying the same products can be reaaallyyy boring. so this is my review of drunk elephant as someone with fungal acne!! * disclaimer, NONE of these products are fungal acne safe!! use at your own risk * DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser this cleansing balm doesn’t really emulsify when you activate it with water, leaving a really oily feeling😕 and doesn’t remove all my makeup DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample this is a really nice gentle foaming cleanser... and thats pretty much it. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum i love this serum! its a lovely gel serum that absorbs in quickly and is greak at oil control DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum this serum is a little tricky, i haven’t really noticed a difference in my skin in terms if brightness, i do have a bit of dark spots and they haven’t budged. not to mention this formulation is a rip off of the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream this is a thicc moisturizer that surprisingly doesn’t leave my oily skin looking greasy af. its a good moisturizer for dry combo skin!  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this moisturizer feels exactly like the lala retro... its just 8 dollars more expensive DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask this mask burns so bad the first 20 seconds but then it settles down. i really havent seen a difference in my skin so DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ive only used this oil a few times but wow it really makes your skin feel super soft and dewy DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm i love this lip balm but its 16 dollars and the claim are completely false! in conclusion, i wont be repurchasing anymore of drunk elephant products because in reality they are just good products... nothing too special ESPECIALLY for the price. they aslo didn’t want to provide information about the percentage of black employees during the Pull Up Or Shut Up movement so yeah. their aesthetic is cute but ive grown out of this phase 😀 like and save!! xo melanie
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dewybaby
Another hyperpigmentation serum option
DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum I’ve been curious about DE for a while since it has unique packaging at Sephora plus I love elephants so naturally I wanted to try this brand. This serum is a day serum containing 15% L Ascorbic acid, Ferulic Acid, 1% vitamin E the triple whammy that helps out each other for the synergistic effect of firming, brightening and as an environmental protector (esp with spf) . This also has exfoliating properties with Pumpkin ferments & pomegranate enzymes to minimize the appearance of pores. This serum has a lightweight gel texture that appears light yellow color which feels thicker as I rub into skin. It leaves a tacky/sticky feeling which is a point deducted by many. Personally for myself I’m not bothered by it as I can apply a water gel moisturizer or a hydrating serum to neutralize the stickiness. But the point deduction comes from the price. It’s $80 for 30ml. It does reduce scarring and gives my skin a glow with consistent use. My skin does feel plumper and bouncier. I also like that it didn’t irritate my eczema/acne prone sensitive skin since some vit c products can cause irritation. What I don’t like is how I can’t stock up on it at the risk of losing its potency at the price paid which I’m more likely to do when there is a rare sale. Bummer. So now I tend to seek out niacinamide products for hyperpigmentation treatment since they last longer on shelves. I do recommend it if you don’t mind stickiness, have products that can neutralize it and can splurge. But there are cheaper options out there.
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xmetimex
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The ordinary
These are the ordinary products I use in my routine so far..... The Ordinary - Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% I sometimes use this as extra antioxidant protection after my morning routine. I don’t notice that much of a difference with my skin but it can’t hurt and I like the texture and feel it leaves on my skin. The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil I use this every night after my night cream for extra moisture and to help with acne scarring. I’ve heard it helps so much with scarring. I’m also adding The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%to my routine soon to help with scarring and hyperpigmentation as well. I love the rosehip oil for extra moisture and my skin feels so smooth in the morning. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I use this twice a week and I’ve been faithfully using it for 3 months and I’m just now seeing a difference. I almost gave up but everyone has sworn by this so I thought it couldn’t hurt to stick with it. It tingles and I used to leave it on for the full 10 min and now with the extra acne products I’m using my skin is a little more sensitive so I leave it on for 5-6 minutes. Definitely wake up with baby smooth skin the next morning. I’m hoping to see results with my old acne scars too.
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Taykro928
AM Routine
This is my go to AM routine to help my oily and acne prone skin as well as dark spots and acne scars insta natural - Deluxe Glycolic Cleanser I use this every morning to help with acne, aging and help the texture of my skin and I love it! Also helps my pores stay clean and clear. insta natural - Zinc Vitamin C Serum insta natural - Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum insta natural - Skin Brightening Serum, Anti-Aging I use these serums next as my dose of Vitamin C, salicylic acid and alpha arbutin to control oil and combat acne and fade any scarring. insta natural - Age Defying & Skin Clearing Moisturizer and ARBONNE Overnight prep work jelly are my go to morning moisturizers for a light and airy yet moisturizing end to my routine. The Ordinary - Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% I usually put this on a few days a week for an antioxidant boost too to fight radicals but I don’t always put it on. I like the consistency but don’t notice much of an impact.
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Taykro928
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The Ordinary Broke Me Out! HELP! 🆘😭😢
I’m a ride or die for The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% so I wanted to try their Retinol and boy, do I regret it! The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane 😖😖😖😖 I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about the benefits of retinol and retinoids and wanted to start to incorporate it into my routine. I was SUPERR careful to use a little bit at a time (starting off with once a week to two times a week). I understand that the benefits become more evident over time, that there might be purging, and not to expect any sudden results, but I definitely wasn’t prepared for this big breakout in between my eyebrows!! 😅 it’s been 3 weeks of using this product and at first I only saw very minimal redness, but it got so much worse! 😢😢 PLEASE if anyone has any insight on how to heal my skin after using this product, it would be greatly appreciated!! 💔💔💔💔💔💔❤️❤️ (🙏🏼Algorithm, don’t let your girl down pls! 😿)
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kierstenw_
My Adapalene / Rerinol Journey
I just took a look through my camera roll, and I'm sure glad I did. I always think products aren't working, but these photos are the proof that retinol works. I started out the first month just using the The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane to get my skin acclimated to retinol. I did 2x a week followed by every other day, and then daily as I started ramping up to using DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump Then, I held off using the Ordinary serum all over my face and just switched to a small amount of Differin on my really bad spots. I used it sparingly for a week, then started working up to using it on larger areas. After about a month on Differin I could easily use both products, all over my face and not just on my oily areas. As you can see the area below my ear has cleared up so much I dont usually use Differin much there anymore. It even cleared up a sybacious cyst (a hard shell that can fill and expand over the course of years. ). I've had for over twenty years on my earlobe. If broken up, these cysts can spread around an area making them hard to remove. I had this one surgically removed once and it came back even worse. This used to be a very lumpy area with lots going on beneath the surface as a result. It's now dry and smooth. While I have still gotten some new bad pimples, in general everything heals much quicker now that I'm on retinol. I find my zits slip the dark purple hyperpigmentation phase and fade off from red inflammation. I really didnt have much sensitivity using Retinol. On occasion, to this day I will feel an itchy burning, but nothing too bad and it doesnt appear too red. I have sensitive skin and a lot of products make me red and itchy, and I actually found this much easier to use than Salicylic acid. It's important to test patch any retinol products. On occasion I also had peeling in the beginning, but mostly just on my really bad problem areas which seemed necessary to dry them out. I wouldn't say I experienced any dryness in general. Of course I also used daily sunscreen and I held off on Vitamin C for the first two months as that's an ingredient I am more sensitive to. Now I can use both if I want to, but often alternate days. I try not to use any of these daily, especially if I don't have any big problem areas I'm working on. I always fear abusing a product and it losing its effectiveness. Once my squalane bottle is gone I will probably get a stronger serum from The Ordinary to replace it as this is a pretty gentle formula.
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sglassen
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Do’s & Don’t’s of A Sensitive Skin Routine
In my opinion, all skin is sensitive- but people with particularly reactive skin have to take extra caution, especially when you have a condition like eczema (hey fam!) and rosacea. Personally, I have combination sensitive skin and eczema, but nowadays my skin is pretty normal. Here’s some tips to follow when building your basic skincare routine... • Don’t: Jump into a ten-step routine. Overwhelming skin with so many products can easily aggravate sensitive skin, while also making it harder to figure out what one is irritating your skin. Take your time. • Do: Iron out the basics! Before introducing serums, make sure to find a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen combination that gently nourishes skin. Avoid exfoliants in these so that they’re a safe fall-back if your skin starts flaring up. My favourite sensitive skin cleansers are HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash and PAULA'S CHOICE - RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser , as they cleanse without stripping skin of protective oils. My go-to sensitive skin (and all skin) sunscreens are PAULA'S CHOICE - Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 (mineral) and PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 (chemical). • Don’t: Use products with fragrance, alcohol, or essential oils. Alcohol is drying and can weaken the skin barrier, your skin’s defense against environmental damage. Fragrance and essential oils not only have a high chance of irritating skin, but also oxidize upon contact with the air, releasing free radicals that break down collagen. Avoid these. • Do: Incorporate antioxidants. Antioxidants battle environmental aggressors, neutralize free radicals, soothe skin, and calm redness. These and a good sunscreen are going to be your best combination for calm, youthful skin! I utilize a couple drops of The Ordinary - Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% on mornings I forgo vitamin c, but I also enjoy the silky texture of PAULA'S CHOICE - Retinol Super Antioxidant Serum for a gentle, moisturizing retinol that is also loaded with antioxidants. • Don’t: Try to smother skin into submission. Piling on layers of the heaviest cream may provide temporary relief, but it can lead to congestion and acne, which will only inflame skin more in the long-term. • Do: Combine fatty acids, ceramides, peptides, and/or hyaluronic acid treatments to repair the skin barrier, promoting moisture retainment in multiple levels. Layering different types of hydration/moisture from thinnest to thickest is better for your skin and will promote healing the root cause versus treating the symptoms. I love combining PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist Anti-Ageing Omega+ Complex Serum and NIOD - Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex underneath my moisturizer to hydrate + nourish my skin and reduce frequency of my eczema flare-ups.
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Skinsitive
Skincare 101: the Basics
Three products are all you really need to care for your skin. Well, maybe not *you* specifically, but let’s be frank: most people don’t *need* a twelve-step routine to take care of their skin. If you’re starting off in skincare, your financial situation has changed, or your skin has been flaring with redness/flaking/breakouts, opt for a super simple routine for a month or two to see how your skin does without the extra frills. It may surprise you how little you need to keep your skin happy! • 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿: Cleanse with water in the morning, or opt for a hydrating cleanser if you’re oily, workout, or just enjoy cleansing often. Double-cleanse with that hydrating cleanser (and/or an oil-based balm) in the evening, or opt for a single cleanse with a gel or foaming cleanser. My milky faves are CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser and HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash , while my deep-cleansing faves are CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser and PAULA'S CHOICE - RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser . • 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿: Moisturize morning and night, regardless of your skin type! Look for products with ceramides and fatty acids to nourish the skin barrier. If your skin is more oily, opt for lightweight moisturizers like gels and lotions. If your skin is dry, creams and balms are going to be better for binding hydration and moisture to your skin. My faves for oily skin? CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion , VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream , and PAULA'S CHOICE - Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer . My dry skin faves are NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream , THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer , and DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream . • 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻: The most important step! Sunscreen is the ultimate anti-aging product, so reapply every two hours y’all. My main loves for all skin types are PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 and elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 . Those with dry skin, I’ve been enjoying CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 , though paler folks may prefer DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 . What’s your fave step? What extra step would you add in that’s not featured here? 👀 Keep up with the tag #Skincare101 to follow along this guide I’ll be posting to cover some basic concepts in skincare!
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Skinsitive
One Week Using Differin
Experience: I started using Differin about a week ago to deal with my maskne and dark spots. Ever since I started wearing masks more frequently, my skin has essentially freaked out. It’s super sensitive and dry, especially around my mouth, but I get cystic-like acne along the area where my mask touches my face. I decided that I was going to try Differin as my last resort before going to the dermatologist (cause I’m still nervous about going to doctor’s offices, unless absolutely necessary because of covid). The instructions recommend daily use; however, I began my first week by using it every other day since I’ve had negative experiences/reactions with other active ingredients before. Since then, I’ve begun using it every night. I use this in the evening after cleansing and applying moisturizer and Aquaphor’s healing ointment. Pros: I definitely already see a visible improvement in my skin, especially with the hyperpigmentation that I’ve dealt with. I do use other products that help with brightening, but I’ve been using those products for quite a while and haven’t seen such a drastic improvement until now. Cons: I experienced a few small breakouts around my chin, but they went away pretty quickly. I have yet to experience any significant purging/dryness, but I also didn’t jump immediately to daily use. Other Products I Use + Frequency: CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser (everyday, AM/PM) DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser(everyday to remove sunscreen, PM) The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA(every other day, alternate between this and the next product/AM) The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%(every other day, alternate between this and the previous product/AM) DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream (everyday, AM/PM) DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30(everyday, AM) Aquaphor - Healing Ointment Skin Protectant(everyday, use as a lip balm and to protect sensitive areas of my skin when applying Differin)
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floatdowns
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Which Paula’s Choice SPF is right for you?
NOTE 1: this does not include every single SPF from Paula’s Choice. This is simply the SPFs that I own from them. NOTE 2: By posting this, I do not condone the past racist actions by Paula’s Choice and their lack of shades for medium and dark skin tones. My skin type is sensitive combination dry and acne prone. Review: Hello!! I thought today I would take you through the different textures and my thoughts on these Paula’s Choice Sunscreens. I own 3 different formulas at the moment, and I like them all but for different reasons. 1. Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 (mineral formula): PAULA'S CHOICE - Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 Target: combination, normal/oily skin. Purpose: Sun Protection & anti-aging. Texture: thick, somewhat mattifies the skin, leaves a light tint to the skin (not for medium or dark skin tones). Reapplies very nicely. No sunscreen scent. Includes the antioxidant resveratrol (anti aging and skin healing). I have dry skin, but I combat this formula’s matte effect by applying this after I apply a facial oil in my AM routine. It’s $33 for 2oz. I’d recommend this if you have oily skin for daily use. My rating is 4/5 because I wish they offered this for medium and dark skin tones. 2. Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 (chemical formula)PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid Target: normal, combination skin. Purpose: sun protection + anti-aging. Texture: incredibly lightweight/watery formula, no tint or white cast. Dewier finish. Reapplies without any issues. Light sunscreen scent. Includes “soothing plant extracts.” I have to use this after a pretty basic routine—chemical sunscreens often irritate my skin so that means no other actives are allowed in my AM routine. It’s $33 for 2oz. I’d recommend this for all skin types, except super sensitive. My rating is 4/5 because the chemical formula forces me to have a basic AM routine. 3. Ultra-Light Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 30+ (chemical formula): PAULA'S CHOICE - Ultra-Light Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 30+ Target: blemish-prone skin. Purpose: sun protection + minimize pores. Texture: super lightweight (similar to the youth-extending), no tint or white cast left behind. Dewier finish. Reapplies magically! More heavy sunscreen scent. It’s a basic formula so it doesn’t irritate or cause breakouts for sensitive skin. This allows me to use my usual AM routine, no burning even though it’s a chemical formula. It’s $33 for 2oz. I’d recommend this for all skin types, but especially acne-prone and/or sensitive! My rating is 4/5 because of the heavy sunscreen scent! Long story short: I really like these formulas but all for different reasons. Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts? #CheriePartner
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relpixela
Sunscreen Is Always and Forever
Sunscreen is an essential part of any skincare routine. It is the number one proven preventative treatment for anti-aging. The sun’s rays, most specifically UVA and UVB, are damaging to our skin. They cause free radical damage, something that plays a role in collagen breakdown and inflammation; two things that are super important to pay attention to when talking about anti-aging. Plus, those rays exist in all weather, rain or shine, so sunscreen is a must! Sunscreen is also one of the first steps in treating hyperpigmentation! The sun activates our melanin production, like a tan. This over-production is exaggerated whenever we experience trauma to the skin, like a cut or a blemish. With those of us who have more melanin, we are more likely to produce stronger hyperpigmentation. With the use of sunscreen, we can help the fading time of hyperpigmentation to speed up! As a sunscreen lover myself, I have a few favorites, the one that will always have my heart year-round are: Krave - The Beet Shieldis a chemical sunscreen with SPF 50. Packed with a lot of soothing ingredients! Sits amazingly under makeup too! PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluidis a chemical sunscreen with SPF 50. Packed with tons of hydrating ingredients and antioxidants. This can replace your moisturizer in warmer months! Something I only like reaching for when it’s warmer is the PAULA'S CHOICE - Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30It is tinted and leaves a silky matte finish on the skin. Some that I have my eyes on to try next include Black Girl Sunscreen. It has been deemed better for drier skin types year-round or if you lean oily, it is great for the colder weather. It is known for its beautiful glowy finish! Another one I have my eyes on that has been getting incredible reviews, that can be used year-round, is the Soothe Bamboo Sun Essence by Keep Cool. Regardless of your choice, if it works for you, that’s the sunscreen that matters!
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gpreety_
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Skincare 101: the Basics
Three products are all you really need to care for your skin. Well, maybe not *you* specifically, but let’s be frank: most people don’t *need* a twelve-step routine to take care of their skin. If you’re starting off in skincare, your financial situation has changed, or your skin has been flaring with redness/flaking/breakouts, opt for a super simple routine for a month or two to see how your skin does without the extra frills. It may surprise you how little you need to keep your skin happy! • 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿: Cleanse with water in the morning, or opt for a hydrating cleanser if you’re oily, workout, or just enjoy cleansing often. Double-cleanse with that hydrating cleanser (and/or an oil-based balm) in the evening, or opt for a single cleanse with a gel or foaming cleanser. My milky faves are CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser and HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash , while my deep-cleansing faves are CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser and PAULA'S CHOICE - RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser . • 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿: Moisturize morning and night, regardless of your skin type! Look for products with ceramides and fatty acids to nourish the skin barrier. If your skin is more oily, opt for lightweight moisturizers like gels and lotions. If your skin is dry, creams and balms are going to be better for binding hydration and moisture to your skin. My faves for oily skin? CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion , VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream , and PAULA'S CHOICE - Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer . My dry skin faves are NATURIUM - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream , THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer , and DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream . • 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻: The most important step! Sunscreen is the ultimate anti-aging product, so reapply every two hours y’all. My main loves for all skin types are PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 and elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 . Those with dry skin, I’ve been enjoying CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 , though paler folks may prefer DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 . What’s your fave step? What extra step would you add in that’s not featured here? 👀 Keep up with the tag #Skincare101 to follow along this guide I’ll be posting to cover some basic concepts in skincare!
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Skinsitive
First skin care routine ever...
I was the naturalist, I made my own face wash for over 5 years (honey, coconut oil, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar) and didn't mind it... but I'm rounding my mid 30's now and really wanted something to help slow down the formation of wrinkles. I decided to start where most people do, with products from "the ordinary". They're cheap and there's so many to try! I bought The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 as per reccomendation from the DECIEM specialists, and friends, and started using one each morning, in rotation. After a few weeks I added a moisturizer PAULA'S CHOICE - Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizerand a sunscreen PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 because my skin was feeling and looking parched. I actually had worse texture and wrinkles! I noticed right away on the days I used buffet at night I would have more pronounced closed comodones. So after 4 weeks I stopped using this product. Right away I noticed improved skin colour with hyaluronic acid, so thought this might be a keeper, but I noticed my skin was getting drier and more wrinkly because of it, rather than plump, even after adding a moisturizer and sunscreen. A big indicator was my lips that were dry and peeling every day for those weeks. Finally I didn't really see much improvement with the Niacinamide. Overall I kept with these products (minus buffet) for over 2 months, and saw minimal improvement, many more blackheads on my face, and closed comodones that weren't going away. The real difference was when I stopped using these products just a few days ago and switched to PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Boosterin the morning, and PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator every other night (along with the same moisturizer and spf in the day) The closed comodones? Almost gone! And no new blackheads. Also my lips are back to their usual plump self. I think the buildup of too many products on my skin was causing it to actually become more clogged, with products that are supposed to be unclogging. I'll keep you updated on my beauty routine, as I've ordered 2 different moisturizers for day and night... but for now this is where I've switched to.
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Ingredient Breakdown: Peptides
Ingredient Breakdown: Peptides
Collagen is a protein made up of amino acids, imparting bounce and firmness. But collagen can be broken down by free radicals (hello, oxidizing fragrance/volatile essential oil compounds), smoking, UV rays, and age. Age contributes to collagen loss also because your body makes less collagen peptides after some time in your 20s. Topical collagen-containing products don’t work, as collagen molecules are too big to pass through the epidermis. Instead, use peptides to help it act younger and make more collagen! Peptides (also made up of amino acids) are small enough to get to the dermis where collagen is made. In response, skin should start making more peptides to form more collagen. Copper peptides are considered particularly beneficial, though the main benefit over normal peptides is their wound healing capability, making them wonderful for those with acne, on top of their anti-aging benefit. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream contains 9 varieties of peptides, including copper peptides, as well as a variety of amino acids, fatty acids, and humectants. I love this gel-cream, it’s wonderful as a multifaceted moisturizer that is light enough for oily skin and helps fight signs of aging. PAULA'S CHOICE - Peptide Booster contains 8 peptides, amino acids, fatty acids, and a variety of humectants. No copper peptides, instead incorporating a variety of antioxidants, helping to contribute to the calmness of skin and prevent free radical-induced breakdown of collagen. An amazing anti-aging serum with a texture that sits between creamy and silky, sinking in quickly and giving my skin quite a bit of plumpness. This would be the best of the bunch for a multifaceted anti-aging peptide product. The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% contains seven peptides -one of which is a copper peptide- plus a variety of amino acids and hyaluronic acid. It’s a simple yet effective serum that is a bit tacky and smells of metal, but the results are worth it. Applying it to a scab/large acne lesion nightly speeds along its healing noticeably- plus I see less hyperpigmentation develop afterwards. I can’t recommend this enough as a budget-friendly entry into peptide serums!
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Skinsitive
"Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%
The Ordinary-"Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%
AM Routine: Anti-Aging, Brightening, Soothing
AM Routine: Anti-Aging, Brightening, Soothing
My 𝗔𝗠 𝗥𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲 has gotten longer since the beginning of quarantine and I have been seeing A LOT of -surprisingly rapid- hyperpigmentation improvement as well as overall brightness and evenness to my complexion since altering it. I rotate use of the various products, trying to give my sensitive combination skin rests here and there 🗓 • Daily: Omega+ Complex Serum, Barrier Repair Moisturizer with 0.1% Retinol, Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid with 50 SPF; B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum. • 4-5 Days per Week: 10% Azelaic Acid Booster; Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%; C-Tango™ Multivitamin Eye Cream. • 2-3 Days per Week: A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream. I am surprised by how gentle the 10% Azelaic Acid Booster and Barrier Repair Moisturizer are. I introduced them to my routine and saw such immediate results that I skipped my usual wait time and used them again the next day- with zero irritation. I waited a day, then used them both again- still no irritation! I don’t use the Booster daily, more for my wallet’s sake than for my skin’s, but I find it to be the perfect gentle AM exfoliant.
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Skinsitive
10% Azelaic Acid Booster
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Vitamin c
Vitamin c
I love vitamin c in my skincare! I use a vitamin C serum daily. I have dry skin. I also have some sun damage from skin and mild scarring from pimples I couldn’t leave alone. Vitamin C have so many benefits. It’s a powerful antioxidant and neutralizes free radicals. It aids in the regeneration and turnover in cells. It brightens skin and fades dark spots. DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum this serum is one of the most potent on the market. Unfortunately because it is so potent it is also fairly unstable, meaning it has a very short shelf life. This product oxidizes quickly which is unfortunate for such a pricy serum. It works extremely well but it also has a mildly unpleasant scent which I like to describe as “beef sticks” aside from those downsides this really is still a great serum!
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sitstilllookpretty
C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
Current morning routine
Current morning routine
I’ve never really been a big fan of Vitamin C because of how unstable I have found it to be, honestly I don’t know if I will be using Vitamin C in my routine after I use these up. I want to simplify my routine, and by simplifying I mean reducing the number of products and thus ingredients on my face, which will hopefully increase the efficacy and thus I will see better results in the future. Right now, I am using Vitamin C because it is said to be very efficient in helping protect the skin from sun damage and consequently boosting the effects of the sunscreen. DERMA•E - Vitamin C Concentrated Serum As soon as I wake up and rinse my face, I apply this serum first. It smells amazing, citrusy. It’s a good texture, a thin gel which dries quickly on the skin, you definitely feel it seeping in your skin. TONYMOLY - Vital Vita 12 Synergy Ampoule The ampoule is like any other, watery and it gets a bit sticky as you pat it into your skin, I believe the heat of palm does that! I brought this on a whim but I don’t feel like it was wasted money. It has a good texture and does a good job supporting the effectiveness of the Derma-E serum. The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Alpha Arbutin is said to be very useful for pigmentation, the Hyaluronic Acid is an added bonus. Fantastic product. Does what it is supposed to. Kiehl's - Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 12.5% Vitamin C I like to mix this with my face cream because it’s too oily to use on its own. I think it does a decent job hydrating my skin, and I have noticed an increase in how quick my skin fades. Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream I feel like it’s a pretty basic moisturizer, I have no problems with it. I just feel like I could get the same benefits from any other moisturizer for much less. Neutrogena - Clear Face Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 55 The sunscreen is absolutely wonderful, just wish it didn’t burn when it got in my eyes. The price point as well as the matte finish make it an absolute go to product! (Also makes for a phenomenal primer)
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mangosmoothie
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Next level of skincare 2 in 1 Toner and Essence
Next level of skincare 2 in 1 Toner and Essence
Empty bottles with me ! Today I want to talk about my all time favorite Essence and why they win so many awards for Best Seller Essence around the world. This is SKII Facial Treatment Essence product made in Japan in the biggest size. It comes with a pump. Easy to use I love it! Main and unique ingredients: Pitera (type of yeast fermentation) Texture: lightweight liquid, fast absorption How I use: I use it as the first step skincare routine at day and night, sometimes I use it as 2 in 1 (Toner and Essence) for my sensitive normal to combo skin. How I feel: My skin looks radiant, it really evens my skin tone! You know how baby face Japanese women are. It makes your skin like the product claims, it softens and smoothens my skin texture. It hydrates and is really good as a first step to open up your skin and prep it for the next skincare step. I think it is a little expensive but with the results it delivers, it is more than worth it. I tried to use other products that claim to be DUPE of the SKII Essence, but nothing comes close with it. Price: $299 for 330 ml (11 oz.) 5/5 highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence)
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AnnieR.
Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence)
SK-II-Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence)
INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: HYALURONIC ACID
INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: HYALURONIC ACID
What is it? Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin. It binds water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, thereby keeping skin plump, healthy and hydrated. Why is it important? There are several factors that can make skin dehydrated. HA acts as a humectant to attract water to the skin thus increasing hydration. HA is great for all skin types as it retains moisture, improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, replenishes cell moisture, speeds wound healing. Medik8 - HYDR8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum This is my favourite hydrating serum. I also like their Hydra8 B5 Intense serum. It contains a blend of Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5. It improves skin texture, boosts moisture retention, and keep the skin healthy. It also helps rebalance moisture levels in oily skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties. It has a lightweight watery texture. It is vegan and cruelty-free, suitable for all skin types including the sensitive skin. It has a oil-free formulation. It has a glass packaging. I use 5-6 drops of it after cleansing my face, both in my morning and evening routine. It absorbs easily into the skin. It plumps up my skin along with deeply hydrating. This serum provides much needed moisture boost to my normal to dry skin. The price is $49 for 30 ml . I recommend this to everyone especially who has dehydrated skin. This serum will provide deep hydration along with other skin benefits. #CherieCreator
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thechicsbeauty
HYDR8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum
Medik8-HYDR8 B5 Liquid Rehydration Serum
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