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Two Kaolin Surprises: One Good + One Bad

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Skinsitive
I had very different expectations for these products. I’m not gonna lie, my hopes were low for THE inkey LIST - Kaolin Clay Mask
because it seemed deceptively simple. I expected it to be another drying mud mask- but it’s incredibly hydrating, leaving my skin soft but not oily. I’m a big fan of the ingredient list, which features oil-absorbing kaolin clay, nourishing sunflower seed oil, calming aloe, soothing centella extract, and a pleasant surprise in the form of the antioxidant vitamin e. I enjoy this so much I’ve been using it 2-3 times per week just because of how soft it makes my skin! So happy to have received it from the brand in a giveaway. I was very excited to receive the NIOD - Flavanone Mud Mask
I ordered- I love the five other NIOD products I’ve used and was expecting some serious anti-congestion results. This definitely removed any excess oils but the whole “respect for dermal integrity” was not there for my sensitive skin. A patch test on my neck went fine but the actual facial experience was... well, I only left it on for five minutes versus the recommended ten. I rinsed it off and experienced mild tingling, nothing terrible- my skin was red but I expected that after reading reviews and the website description. The irritation came about a minute or two later when I sprayed my face with SDSM, NIOD’s mist. It felt like my face was on fire! It only worsened when I applied my moisturizer. The next morning, I had a lot of sensitivity and closed comedones in areas I normally don’t breakout, as well as more stinging whenever I applied my moisturizer. I am too nervous to try it again, I’m going to return it and try out their CAIS2 instead, I think! This popular mask -packed full of a variety of antioxidants and clays- would better suit someone with more durable skin looking for a deep-cleansing weekly facial.
May 23, 2020
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Alyssar12Man I wish I could get the Inkey list here soooo bad without having to pay a leg and an arm for it! I really want to try their products!
Jun. 10, 2020·2 likes
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SkinsitiveI hope they go global!
Jun. 10, 2020·1 like
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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!!
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