Two Kaolin Surprises: One Good + One Bad
I had very different expectations for these products. I’m not gonna lie, my hopes were low for THE inkey LIST - Kaolin Clay Mask
Vitamin E masks
Vitamin E face masks
Antioxidants in skin care
Vitamin E in skincare
THE inkey LIST
May 23, 2020
Pores Be Gone!
This mask will literally vacuum all the gunk out of your pores!! It's a clay mask, but totally different from other clay based masks. It uses a three-phase system to decongest the skin - a purifying phase, a protective phase, and a responsive phase. A super thin layer is needed, unlike other clay masks that need a thick layer to be effective. I use it once a week and my skin is totally smooth, decongested and brighter! I especially notice how well it works on my nose where sebum builds up and more pores are super visible, once rinsing the mask my nose is smooth and glowy! I don't find it too drying and don't feel a need to follow up with any hydrating masks, though I usually will. 100ml retails for $60 which is a better price than the smaller 50ml that retails for $39. It will also last you FOREVER since a thin layer is all you need. It's definitely going to be a repurchase for me! NIOD - Flavanone Mud Mask
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Top 2020 Products
2020 was the year I officially got into skincare. These three skincare products that dramatically changed my skin for the better, and for that, I rate them my best products for 2020. 1. HADALABO - Gokujyun Premium Lotion : This milky essence contains 5 kinds of HA of different molecular weights along with nourishing algae extracts. The results? Incredibly plump, soft skin. Not only is this essence great for harsh winters that compromise the barrier, but it’s great for summer when skin dehydrated and producing more oil than usual. You can’t beat the price at 15.99!! 2. THE inkey LIST - Kaolin Clay Mask : A kaolin mask that effectively absorbs excess oil AND has nourishing plant extracts so it doesn’t dry out your skin. For only 6.99!! 3. DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum : It’s no secret that I am a huge Drunk Elephant fan. Yet out of all of their products, this is the one that to me is worth the hefty price tag of $90 for an ounce. This gel-based serum is a chemical exfoliator that contains 12% AHA and 2% BHA. It’s incredibly gentle yet super powerful as it zaps dry spots, uneven texture, whiteheads, blackheads, and major breakouts. It is the perfect spot treatment for any breakout. The immediate second I experience a breakout, I put this on and the next day my breakout is either completely done or dramatically reduced in size. While I would like to try cheaper exfoliators, this one is golden for me. What are your top 2020 products? My worst products of 2020 coming tomorrow!!
I recently got some new products from Sephora and I wanted to show you all! I started using them a few days ago, so I am waiting a little while to review them, but so far my skin is loving all of them :) I’ve been wanting to try all of these items since a lot of them get so much hype☺️ I can’t wait to review everything and let y’all know if I think they’re worth the hype! Along with the usual skincare products, I also bought eyebrow razors because I wanted to try at-home dermaplaning. I just did it last night for the first time and I have to say, my skin is super soft. I will definitely do it again! Let me know if I should make a full post about my thoughts on dermaplaning! Reviews coming soon💗💗💗
Honey heaven 🍯
Farmacy honey potion •renewing antioxidant hydration mask •with echinacea greenenvy honey DELIVERD FRESH This warming massage mask nourishes and revitalizes the skin for glowing, smooth complexion. And intensely moisturizing combination of honey (a natural humectant used since ancient times), propolis (found in beehives) and amino acid-rich royal jelly, it enhances the skin for a younger appearance. REAP THE BENEFITS this super hydrating mask with natural hunny sugars is rich in sino acids and essential B vitamins that help to Smith dry skin and renew its look. The balm gently warms and transforms into a rich cream as it’s massaged into the skin. SOW THE SEED first cleanse and tone the skin then use the spatula to scoop the mask and spread a thick layer gently across the face from forehead to chin (avoiding direct contact with eyes and lip areas). Massage for 1-2 minutes while it warms and transformed into a white cream. Leave on for 10-15 minutes then rinse off. Follow with your favorite farmacy day or night treatment. MY OPINION 🥰 This stuff is amazing!! I love the warming side of it! It makes it feel like it’s really doing something un like some masks. My skin is super sensitive and have some acne. I wasn’t irritated at all by it. My face felt clean and like a baby’s butt 🤣 I would buy this product a 100 times over again! Would recommend to everyone!
FARMACY-Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
COSRX Overnight Spa Maks
WHAT IT IS? Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask. PRODUCT TARGET CONCERNS: For oily, combination, normal, dry skin. It moisturizes and brightens skin, stimulates collagen production and tightens pores. TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY: Thicker cream/gel consistency that melts into skin immediately upon application and has lightweight feeling. White color. OVERALL THOUGHTS: For somebody like myself who has dry skin but it’s not a fan of heavy creams this product is a dream. I use it 2-3 times a week after finishing my normal nighttime routine. I wake up with beautifully moisturized, plump and overall fresh looking skin. Also this is a 3-in-1 mask so it can also be used as moisturizer and wash-off mask. It contains amazing ingredients - Rice Extract (softens and smooths), Niacinamide (brightens, minimizes pores) and Panthenol (moisturizes, soothes, heals and regenerates). Great multitasking product. WHY I LIKE/DISLIKE IT: I love the effect that it has on my skin but I also love that it doesn’t leave any residue on my pillow. I love that it works well with my other products and doesn’t just sits on top of my skin, my skin just drinks all the goodness in. WOULD I RECOMMEND IT ? 100% YES!!! IS IT WORTH IT? 60ml/ 2.02 fl.oz / from $12.99 It’s an amazing, high quality product for absolutely incredible price. Absolutely worth the money.
COSRX-Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
BEST DUO EVER!-Face mask & Primer in 1
I am someone that has dry sensitive & dehydrated skin & I have tried a lot of masks on the market. Half the masks I feel like are such a messy process & its not so conivient to apply. The other half I feel like leave my skin a little irritated & I can’t go on with my day. This Mask is suppose to hydrate & sooth thirsty, stressed-out skin by seeping into your skin cell with all the nutrients in the mask. You instantly get a glow that you can leave the house with! It is rich in chestnut extract, vitamin v, & niacinamide which are all amazing skin health boosting ingredients. As a makeup artist I realized that this mask is PERFECT as a step in your skin prep routine before applying foundation. You can apply a thin even layer onto the skin and let it penetrate into all the dry areas. I wait about 10-15 minutes and take my beauty blending sponge and dab in the product in any areas that the skin didn’t soak up. This leaves the skin so plump dewy & hydrated for a flawless foundation application. If you want to apply this at night, I would apply a visible thicker layer onto cleansed skin & leave on for atlas 15 minutes- I give it until 30 minutes and then wipe off the access & you do not need to rinse. This product has become one of my makeup kit & personal kit favourites.
SUMMER FRIDAYS-Jet Lag Mask
Protecting Your Skin
🌼 I have combo skin leaning more dry (probably because I live in Southern California which is essentially a coastal desert and also full of smog and sun so I need all the protection I can get) 🌼 My skin is currently in a pretty good place where it falls more in the normal range but I do still get occasional breakouts and bouts of oiliness and dryness 🌼 Here’s some of my favorite products for protecting my skin: 🌼 Krave Beauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser: This is a great affordable gel cleanser that’s packed with antioxidants. Anything which Matcha in it is going to be packed with antioxidants. Hemp is also a great ingredient for keeping the skin soothed and hydrated. I like to use this as a morning cleanse or a second evening cleanse. 🌼 Youth to the People Suberberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask: This stuff is magic. It contains Maqui Berry which is actually the most antioxidant rich fruit in the world as well as vitamin C and moisturizing Squalane. I use this at night after my moisturizer and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and bright. My favorite mask of all time. 🌼 Farmacy Very Cherry Bright Serum: This is an awesome vitamin C serum to protect your skin during the day from pollutants, UV rays, blue light, etc. I really like this for my combo skin because it’s a lightweight gel that contains four different types of hyaluronic acid and keeps my skin hydrated and plump but not oily or sticky. I use this every morning after my toners and before oils/moisturizers. 🌼 Purito Green Level Safe Sun: Never forget sunscreen. It’s the absolute most important product you can use to protect your skin. I love this because it’s affordable, lightweight, and doesn’t leave a white cast. I apply this after moisturizer in the mornings (and don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours)
PURITO-Centella Green Level Safe Sun
Redness, Irritation, Dryness From Damage Barrier
If you suffer from any of the above then you MUST try this! The PEACH & LILY - Overnight Star Sleeping Mask is one of my favorite products of 2019 🙌🏻 because it focuses on restoring your skins barrier when you sleep. Redness and Irritation is often due to a damaged skin barrier function and this product has so many amazing ingredients meant to combat these issues. In turn, your redness and irritation goes down and allows dryness to disappear. Hallelujah 🙌🏻 Therefore this is going to be amazing for all skin types but especially sensitive, irritated and dry skin. The texture as you can see is thick and rich and a little goes a LONG way - and no - it doesn’t turn your face blue 😂 At $43 I think it is well worth it considering this jar will last you easily 7 to 8 months or longer with nightly use. I love the minimal and clear packaging so you can see that beautiful blue color shine through. If I could give this 6 stars I would 💙
PEACH & LILY-Overnight Star Sleeping Mask
5 Do’s and 2 Don’t’s to treat your hyperpigmenta
We all have gone through dark spots I’m sure, whether it’s from an old acne spot, a sun spot or a scar. It’s disheartening when we want that beautiful even looking skin and then there are these dots of red or brown in the way. I have significant acne scarring and hella dry skin from years of cystic acne and destroying my skin.... so I’m going to give you my best tips! Do: Vitamin C! It’s a powerhouse antioxidant ingredient that fights free radical damage that can make these spots appear or even worsen them. It’s proven to lighten up and even skin tone for that beautiful bright glow! I love the Tatcha Violet C mask for weekly use as it somehow just brightens the skin quite instantly! TATCHA - Violet-C Radiance Mask Do: chemical exfoliation. This is your AHA products to dissolve the glue that is holding the dead and damaged skin to the surface. It helps get rid of them so healthier cells can find their way to the surface and shine! Honeymoon Glow from Farmacy is a fan favourite. Take it easy tho, a couple times a week is fine. FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum Or you can do the ordinary peel once a week! The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Do: Niacinamide. This is another superstar ingredient that will brighten up the skin and help those spots look lighter. It’s also good for oil control so that acne doesn’t pop up and cause more spots! The new cream from Caudalie is beautiful and will moisturizer at the same time! CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer with Niacinamide Do: Hydrate!! When treating skin concerns it can be easy to just dry the skin out and attack it with treatments. We forget how delicate our skin is. SO HYDRATE AND MOISTURIZE MORNING AND NIGHT!! Your skin will always look more healthy this way. Do: SPF! If you ain’t protecting the skin from damage, all the effort in your skincare is pointless. Protect from the sun who will cause those spots to get worse and even create them. Protect your precious newly exfoliated and brightened skin so it stays healthy. I don’t care the excuses. EVERYDAY! The new one from First Aid Beauty is lightweight, non greasy, gives a slight glow with its tint and works well under makeup FIRST AID BEAUTY - Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Don’t: Over do it. Please keep the chemical exfoliation to once a week for a strong treatment or 3-4x a week for a more regular treatment. Overdoing it will literally make your skin 10x worse and more damaged, red and sore. Don’t: FORGET THE SPF. But also, please keep suntanning or tanning beds and such to a minimum. This will not clear your skin. It’s not worth it if you want clear skin. Bonus: Do not, please, do not pick at your face!! It’s satisfying to pop pimples or scratch a scab, but the scar lasts too long for it to be worth it.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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