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Your Skin Routine For: Oily, Large Pores, Acne

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Skinsitive
A highly requested example routine targeting: acne, enlarged pores, orange peel texture, and/or oily skin. These are example products, the ingredient/step focus is the idea being communicated. I made sure to name favourites that my sensitive, combo skin loves! 1. Oil/Balm Cleanser: Makeup and sunscreen can both be hard to fully get off skin, so be sure to deep-clean skin with an oil-based cleanser! The Inkey List can’t be beaten for the price and quality combo. 2. Foam/Gel/Cream Cleanser: Get off any residual first cleanser as well as whatever grime managed to survive it. Make sure to thoroughly rinse and not use hot water. Paula’s Choice has a variety of affordable cleaners but CeraVe is a skinstagram favourite. 3. Hyaluronic Acid: Skin needs hydration, but it’s easy to over-moisturizer whenever you have oily skin or congestion. Using a hyaluronic acid (or sodium hyaluronate) serum keeps skin bouncy without overwhelming oilier skin types! The Ordinary HA + B5 has a cult following but my favourite is the Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster. 4. Niacinamide: Niacinamide normalizes pores to regulate sebum production and has promising research for its acne-reducing properties. Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster helped my orange peel texture on my chin so much! The Inkey List Niacinamide‘s is my second favourite since it’s simple and effective without potentially irritating zinc like the Ordinary’s. 5. Salicylic Acid: Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid is touted as a game changer for so many people I know, and me too! Salicylic acid deep-cleans pores (moreso than AHAs) and helps to decongest + exfoliate skin. A budget BHA I would recommend is The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution. 6. Moisturizer: I believe pretty much all skin needs a moisturizer unless you’re the oiliest (but not dehydrated) of oily or the most normal of normal skin. A simple, nourishing moisturizer that isn’t too heavy is easy to find: CeraVe Ultralightweight lotions, Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer or Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer, The Ordinary’s NMF + HA, and Stratia Liquid Gold are all wonderful and affordable.
Jun. 25
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EstherrGreat tips and myths for that matter! Loved
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New Skincare Journey- Tips welcomes
Hi everyone, I am so excited to start this new journey. The pictures I uploaded is a depiction of my current skin. Following doing the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, patting dry and then applying the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skinand Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oil. I suffer for hormonal acne (not that bad) and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I have had these issues since middle school, with periods of clear skin. I have done some research and this is what I am going to start are my skincare routine starting tomorrow. Am Routine I am going to start my routine off with the essano - Rosehip Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water. Then I will use the Aveeno - MaxGlow Infusion Drops, followed by the Clean&Clear - Advantage Acne Spot Treatment. Then the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skinand my favorite Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50 . This the only daily sunscreen that I have used and I love how soft and bright ir leaves my skin. I was having trouble finding a face oil, but the Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oilreceived a lot of good reviews from people with similar experiences so I thought it would be a good product to try. Pm Routine I am going to start my routine off with the essano - Rosehip Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water again. Then I will use the The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, followed by the Clean&Clear - Advantage Acne Spot Treatment. Then the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skinand Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oil. On Sundays (my first day) At night, I will continue to wash my face with warm water, beforing patting dry and applying The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. This is my third time using this product, I only use it once a week. The last two times I apply a niamincide-based moisturizer afterward and I think it caused my skin to break out. I do see my blemishes lightening with this product, so I will continue to use it for 10 minutes once a week. After I rinse and pat dry, I will apply the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin. After my first use, I do feel my skin to feel more elastic and moisturized, but the smell is a bit unappealing. Following with the Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oil, I currently have no comments on this product. I am open to any assistance or concerns. I look forward to journaling this journey ❤️
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Jordenw
Nighttime routine for combination skin ✨
Hi! I’ve been using every product reviewed for at least 3 weeks & my main concerns are fine lines, blemishes and post acne hyperpigmentation! Let me know your thoughts & recommendations 💕 Cleanser: I start with the BANILA CO - Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm the 1st balm cleanser I’ve used & so far so good! This removes waterproof mascara to varying degrees of success but all other makeup gets blitzed with this. There is no real fragrance & I’ve not found it drying! Then I use the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser which I’ve reviewed in my morning skincare routine post Exfoliator: 2-3 times a week I use the Neutrogena - Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish which is the only AHA product in my routine. It has a physical exfoliant texture so I v gently massage it into wet skin and leave it for about a minute. I don’t experience any redness or tingling & my skin does feel very smooth after. I don’t use my retinol on nights I use this! Toner: On a damp face I use the LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer which I’ve reviewed in my morning skincare routine post Serums: Then I use The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 followed by The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% which I’ve reviewed in my morning skincare routine post Moisturiser: I’ve been obsessed with CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cream ever since I got it. It has Urea (great for eczema) & salicylic acid so it’s very hydrating whilst also working against acne. I use this for my bikini line & any back acne I get (full review on my page) When I use the brightening polish I switch out the above for sukin - Facial Moisturiser 125ml so I’m not combining BHA’s & AHA’s. This is a solid, basic moisturiser that hasn’t broken me out & sinks in quickly. It’s rich in jojoba & avocado oil so I tend to skip face oils when I use this! Retinol: after using the neutrogena SA retinol for 6 months & seeing no results I switched to indeed LABORATORIES - Retinol Reface : Skin Resurfacer & Wrinkle Repair I’ve had no irritation & love the light texture. My skin has been feeling plumper & not dry at all. I’ve been using it 4 times a week while my skin adjusts to the higher %! I go over the bad hyperpigmentation with PALMER'S - Skin Success Anti Dark Spot Cream (I have the pump version to avoid air contact & contamination). This product WORKS. It has retinol & liquorice root extract but also seems to contain glitter? Bizarre. Then Neutrogena - Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream as I like a gentler formulation of retinol for the more delicate skin. This sinks in fast, doesn’t irritate & my dark circles have also decreased since using! Oil: finallyKiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate an oldie but goldie. A great seal & smells 🔥🔥
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caoimheblair
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Hyram Approved😍The Ordinary or The Inkey List? Which is the BEST?
The Ordinary and The Inkey List are getting a lot more popular recently because of how affordable they are. In this post, I will give you the answer from Hyram through the ingredients evaluation and his own experience. Niacinamide: treats so many skin problems, such as redness and sensitivity, dark spots and hyperpigmentation, controlling the oiliness in the skin, etc. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%($6) VS. THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum ($7): Ingredient Winner: The Inkey List: in addition to Niacinamide, it contains a lot more incredible ingredients, like Radish Root Ferment to soothe sensitivity, Squalene to hydrate the skin, Sodium Hyaluronate is a concentrated form of hyaluronic acid, Soybean Oil to retain skin moisturized Experience & Performance Winner: The Ordinary: super lightweight and sinks into the skin easier, great for people who have combination to oily skin. Whereas The Inkey List product has a thicker consistency with a heavier layer on the surface of skin, great to dry to normal skin. You can choose any from them based on your own skin type.  Retinol: a powerful ingredient to repair multiple types of damage within the skin, including acne scars, pigmentation, fine line, aging, sun damage, etc. The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane($6) VS. THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum($10)Ingredient Winner: Tied. The Inkey List claims to have 1% retinol but actually 0.5% retinol and 0.5% hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, with is an ester of retinoic acid (an extremely powerful anti-aging and repairing product)Overall: The Ordinary is better because of how many options of retinol at different concentrations they have for a variety of skin types. Retinol can cause a lot of sensitivity if you’re not careful with the concentration Experience & Performance Winner: The Inkey List: No heavy feeling, easy to spread, very effective but non-sensitizing. However, The Ordinary products don’t feel very easy to apply.  Hyaluronic Acid: helps to hydrate and condition your skin THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum($8) VS. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($7)Ingredient Winner: Tied. The Inkey List contains Peptides to help soothe and plump the skin, Glycerin to draw in moisture, and radish root ferment. The Ordinary has Ahnfeltia Cocinna Extract to hydrate the skin. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): brighten pigmentation and dark spots, protect against free radical damage throughout the day. While it is a very unstable ingredient, it could be very effective when it’s put in a stable formula. Ingredient Winner: The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone($7): It’s a water-free formula, but also has squalene, coconut alkanes, which is great for hydrating and moisturizing the skin. Experience & Performance Winner: THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Brightening Cream($10): very lightweight on the skin, and Hyram never had sensitivity while using this product.  Glycolic Acid: dissolves all the dead skin cells off the surface of your skin to make your skin glow and hydrated Ingredient Winner: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution($9): the primary ingredients have Glycerin, a bunch of different amino acids, and Panax Ginseng Root Extract to support the health of the skin Experience & Performance Winner: THE inkey LIST - Glycolic Acid Liquid Toner 100ml($11): no sensitivity reaction but still effective for exfoliating the face  Cleaners: The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser($8)THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser($10), THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm ($10), THE inkey LIST - Oil and Water Double Cleanser($10)Ingredient Winner: The Inkey List Experience & Performance Winner: The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm ($10): incredible for moving sunscreen, oil, and dirt from the face  Moisturizers: Winner: THE inkey LIST - Hemp Oil Cream Moisturiser ($13): good for reducing redness; THE inkey LIST - Snow Mushroom Hydrating Gel Moisturizer($10): great for reducing sensitivity; THE inkey LIST - Multi-Biotic Balancing Moisturizer($13): great for healing the healthy bacteria count on your skin The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA($8): it is good but in comparison to The Inkey List it just doesn’t stand out  Check the link below to watch more from Hyram, and let me know if you have any thoughts.💖💖 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Znd29c8mTo&feature=emb_title
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HyramSaveMySkin
Niacinamide as a Spot Treatment
I’m sure everyone reading this is very familiar with niacinamide so I won’t go into much detail lol. These are my 3 favourite (and the only 3 I’ve ever owned haha) niacinamide serums. Niacinamide is my go-to for a spot treatment. I’m very fortunate in that I don’t have acne and I only get the occasional blemish (usually hormonal related). When I do get a blemish I like to treat it ASAP. I never pick or try to pop them either. I immediately put niacinamide on the area and they honestly disappear within a day or two. While I understand this may not work for everyone, this is what I find works best for me. My skin type is mostly normal and like everyone I do get the ocassional spot. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary’s is my most reached for, mostly because it’s so inexpensive and easy to get. I find the dropper is much better for application than the Inkey Lists’ THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum I love this product but the top isn’t my favourite. I must prefer the dropper. GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum I love this product, too, however good molecules take sooooo long to get to Canada and it makes me not want to use this and hair savour it haha.
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Stacym
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Hyram Approved😍The Ordinary or The Inkey List? Which is the BEST?
The Ordinary and The Inkey List are getting a lot more popular recently because of how affordable they are. In this post, I will give you the answer from Hyram through the ingredients evaluation and his own experience. Niacinamide: treats so many skin problems, such as redness and sensitivity, dark spots and hyperpigmentation, controlling the oiliness in the skin, etc. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%($6) VS. THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum ($7): Ingredient Winner: The Inkey List: in addition to Niacinamide, it contains a lot more incredible ingredients, like Radish Root Ferment to soothe sensitivity, Squalene to hydrate the skin, Sodium Hyaluronate is a concentrated form of hyaluronic acid, Soybean Oil to retain skin moisturized Experience & Performance Winner: The Ordinary: super lightweight and sinks into the skin easier, great for people who have combination to oily skin. Whereas The Inkey List product has a thicker consistency with a heavier layer on the surface of skin, great to dry to normal skin. You can choose any from them based on your own skin type.  Retinol: a powerful ingredient to repair multiple types of damage within the skin, including acne scars, pigmentation, fine line, aging, sun damage, etc. The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane($6) VS. THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum($10)Ingredient Winner: Tied. The Inkey List claims to have 1% retinol but actually 0.5% retinol and 0.5% hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, with is an ester of retinoic acid (an extremely powerful anti-aging and repairing product)Overall: The Ordinary is better because of how many options of retinol at different concentrations they have for a variety of skin types. Retinol can cause a lot of sensitivity if you’re not careful with the concentration Experience & Performance Winner: The Inkey List: No heavy feeling, easy to spread, very effective but non-sensitizing. However, The Ordinary products don’t feel very easy to apply.  Hyaluronic Acid: helps to hydrate and condition your skin THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum($8) VS. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($7)Ingredient Winner: Tied. The Inkey List contains Peptides to help soothe and plump the skin, Glycerin to draw in moisture, and radish root ferment. The Ordinary has Ahnfeltia Cocinna Extract to hydrate the skin. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): brighten pigmentation and dark spots, protect against free radical damage throughout the day. While it is a very unstable ingredient, it could be very effective when it’s put in a stable formula. Ingredient Winner: The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone($7): It’s a water-free formula, but also has squalene, coconut alkanes, which is great for hydrating and moisturizing the skin. Experience & Performance Winner: THE inkey LIST - Vitamin C Brightening Cream($10): very lightweight on the skin, and Hyram never had sensitivity while using this product.  Glycolic Acid: dissolves all the dead skin cells off the surface of your skin to make your skin glow and hydrated Ingredient Winner: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution($9): the primary ingredients have Glycerin, a bunch of different amino acids, and Panax Ginseng Root Extract to support the health of the skin Experience & Performance Winner: THE inkey LIST - Glycolic Acid Liquid Toner 100ml($11): no sensitivity reaction but still effective for exfoliating the face  Cleaners: The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser($8)THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser($10), THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm ($10), THE inkey LIST - Oil and Water Double Cleanser($10)Ingredient Winner: The Inkey List Experience & Performance Winner: The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm ($10): incredible for moving sunscreen, oil, and dirt from the face  Moisturizers: Winner: THE inkey LIST - Hemp Oil Cream Moisturiser ($13): good for reducing redness; THE inkey LIST - Snow Mushroom Hydrating Gel Moisturizer($10): great for reducing sensitivity; THE inkey LIST - Multi-Biotic Balancing Moisturizer($13): great for healing the healthy bacteria count on your skin The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA($8): it is good but in comparison to The Inkey List it just doesn’t stand out  Check the link below to watch more from Hyram, and let me know if you have any thoughts.💖💖 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Znd29c8mTo&feature=emb_title
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HyramSaveMySkin
I’m going to start the week off with a product I didn’t expect to 𝐁𝐋𝐎𝗪 𝐌𝐘 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐍 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐃 🤯 !⁣ ⁣ 🖤 After a 𝐋𝐎𝐍𝐆 time contemplating & missing countless restocks- I was finally able to get my hands on @theinkeylist 𝐎𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐦 & I’m finally able to be part of the cool squad of this cleansing balm stans!! 🤩🥳⁣ ⁣ 🖤 It’s no secret that she’s sitting real pretty at the affordable price of just $𝟗.𝟗𝟗 for 5 oz & I’m always super iffy when products are significantly cheaper than similar products.⁣ ⁣ 🖤 𝐒𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐞 ?! She is a 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐂𝐂𝐂 AF cleansing balm that VERY gently washes away SPF, Make up & the dirt & grime that comes from a full day. Blended with three percent Oat Kernel oil & 1% oatmeal it’s not surprising that with these ingredients this baby is an gentle as it gets on the skin. 𝐍𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐧𝐨 𝐢𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧...𝐧𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦!⁣ ⁣ 🖤 I’ve been using it as the first step in my double cleanse & my skin is 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐍𝐆 IT! It feels so hydrated and moisturized afterwards & not in a greasy way. This is def a product a little DOES go a long way...while I do believe 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐚 is a whole diff battle- I’ve found that letting the balm sit on my eyelashes for a couple minutes does the trick in removing it! ⁣ ⁣ 💬 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭? I LOVE IT & I LOVE that it’s 10 bucks!!
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blendedbeautyblurbs
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Two of my personal fav’s😍
These two products have helped my skin sooo much🤗 PAULA'S CHOICE - Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer This moisturizer is a heavy cream that is rough to pat into your skin. However, this cream is so lightweight on skin and instantly absorbs! My face has started to feel softer and just better in general! The smell of this product is pretty off-setting but it is fragrance-free! Paula’s choice site shares that this moisturizer helps your microbiome on your skin. The probiotics help your skin balance❤️ Krave - Great Barrier Relief Okay, this raved about product is so worth the hype! It has helped my skin sooo much. I was so unaware that washing your face can be the most disruptive to your skin barrier. This helped my skin get into balance.
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tayloresselman
Targeting Dry Spots Without Buying New Product
If you have oily, combination, or normal skin, investing in a heavier moisturizer, oil, mask, or ointment just for specific areas of your face may not be the most economic choice, especially if it’s a random occurrence. As well, this avoids the roulette that is trying out new products that aren’t for your usual skin moisture level. Instead, take your usual moisturizer and gently pat an extra layer over the dry spot after the base layer has fully soaked in. Repeat as needed! My favourite moisturizers to use this method with are the The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA , stratia - Liquid Gold , and PAULA'S CHOICE - Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer . #CheriePartner
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Skinsitive
what products to use for sensitive skin
Hey everyone! 👋 So I wanted to let you all know what products are good for sensitive skin and further information on it. Ok so let’s start with Paulas Choice. ▶️PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator I love this product so much. It works so well and would totally recommend this product.👍 This exfoliant is used to get rid of blackheads and shrink pores. Paulas Choice is completely okay for your skin and works within days. Next we have The Ordinary Peeling Solution ▶️The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I have talked about The Ordinary in most of my posts before. As you all know, this product works so well based off of skin type. For example, it may work or it may not, it’s all about what works for you! I 100% recommend this product and all you have to do is use it once a week so it doesn’t damage your protected barrier. Next up we have The Ordinary Niacinamide Serum ▶️The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This product works so well for sensitive skin and would highly recommend. This product is not only great for your skin, but it also prevents skin disorder. I love this product so much and was so worth my money and you guys should definitely look into buying this, it’s so worth it.👍
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skincaresav
AM Routine - Dry skin, pores and acne scars
1. PAULA'S CHOICE - RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser obsessed with this cleanser 2. BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lotion P50 I have read a lot about the magic of this product, I think it works well but haven’t seen the amazing results people describe. Smell is strong but you get used to it 3. PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster just started this AM/PM but like it so far, some acne scars have lessened 4. CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Brightening Radiance Serum don’t see any changes with incorporating the product, but the smell is fresh and the consistency is light 5. PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster this is really helping clear my skin 6. Avène - Skin Recovery Cream I’ve tried thousands of moisturizers and this is my favorite. It goes on super light, soaks in quickly and has no smell. Highly recommend 7. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 60 Face Sunscreen for Combination Skin SPF 60 usually sunscreens break me out but this one has been relatively innocuous. It also sets in rather quickly. Can sometimes leave a white-ish residue so need to blend in well
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LaraB628
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Liquid exfoliation
First, follow me for more content like this 😘💖 What is a liquid exfoliate? “liquid exfoliant uses chemicals like Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) to sweep away dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother and more radiant.”. They are a little safer than physical exfoliates but can be harmful when used wrong. They are also more effective than physical exfoliates. Thanks to my good sis @D.Bennett I was able to try this cult favorite. The Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliate has salicylic acid in it so it helps with unclogging pores, smoothing out wrinkles and brightening your skin tone . It says you can use is daily because it’s gentle but I didn’t start off doing that. I started using it maybe twice a week at night and then working my way to every other day at night. In the beginning i noticed when I first applied it, my face was a little itchy. I don’t want to say it burned but there definitely as some type of sensation. I also noticed that my face got really dry so at the end of my routine I used raw Shea butter. My other issue with this product is the scent. It kinda smells like nail polish. Other than it I see why it’s a cult favorite. My skin is extremely smooth and my pores are finally being uncloged and almost non existent. This is the only product that claimed to do something for pores and did it (in my opinion). I literally love it. This is worth every penny. I can’t wait to buy the full size. Please use spf after using this product your skin will be very sensitive to the sun. Please pick up this product and try it if you haven’t already. Physical exfoliates are becoming a thing of the past. Formulated for all skin types. I hope this helps 😊PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator
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RedheadSkincare
My skin’s been all flared up now and I think I’ve used too much of a product, dont know which one does anyone have any suggestions on what to do :// I’ve been using The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HAevery other night And PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator in the morning And FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream I think it’s the cream?? But unsure
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DevikaSuri
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Empties
The ordinary has gained a lot of popularity recently and while their products are amazing and offer so many amazing ingredients at such a low price there is a downside to this. The textures of these products are very annoying and hard to work with. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum doesn’t play well with other products nicely at all especially the VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream and almost makes it liquidate or something. It also foams up when you rub it in your hands and feels super tacky on the skin. This isn’t at all a deal breaker for me as it’s a solid serum and it does it’s job well it’s just mildly annoying. It does mildly brighten dark spots and help with pores and that’s all you can really ask it to do. Though this serum is a little bit more oily skin friendly and the THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serumis better for more dry skin types if you want the brightening effects. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA serum is very liquidity in texture which makes it absorb rather quickly which is nice except it’s difficult to get on my face as I usually apply my serums to my hand first and then pay them into my face which didn’t work with this serum as it just ended up absorbing into my hand. This also didn’t do much for MY skin at all. That might just be because I have really oily and resilient skin and a stronger acid would have done a lot more for me but that doesn’t mean this product is bad in fact it could be really good for someone with dry skin or sensitive skin. Exfoliating products that did really help my and might help others with their oily skin and acne are the CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser and The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution . The VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream is a solid moisturizer. It’s good for more oily to combination skin but you could also use this as a serum for dry skin before a thicker moisturizer if you have dry skin because it does have that gel consistency. Personally I also used this as a primer and it held up pretty well because it is a little tacky but not like The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum. It’s a great summer moisturizer. Overall it’s a solid pick considering the price and how accessible it is (sold at target) and I definitely recommend it.
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peppermint
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Review my routine for... redness 😚😚
Review my routine for... redness 😚😚
My main skin concern is redness (maybe mild rosacea?) on my cheeks and t-zone. It always looks like I am blushing and makes my face feel hot, so it is something I am always trying to solve! The two main redness-reducing products I use are the Niacinamide and EUK 134. The rest of the products I have included here are those that are just gentle and soothing in general. Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser : This cleanser is so gentle on my skin and never leaves my skin feeling tight. It is perfect for my sensitive skin. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% : I was recommended this product by @leena.tabajaand@jane_brownto help even my skin tone! After doing some research, I found out that this is great for getting rid of dark spots, soothing redness AND decongesting pores, so I was sold! I have been using this in combination with the EUK serum for 2-3 weeks, and it has honestly made a world of a difference. I use this product in the morning so that I can still use my Tatcha Violet-C serum at night. Apparently Niacinamide can negate the effects of Vitamin C, so they always need to be used at alternating times. Kate Somerville - Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream : This is a perfect lightweight moisturizer for summertime. It is gentle and gets the job done! COOLA - Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 30 : Always have to have SPF as part of the routine! This is the one I am currently using. It is lightweight but does have a pretty strong sunscreen smell. But it definitely gets the job done. With sensitive skin like mine, you should always use SPF. TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA : I use this product at night to help even out my skin tone and give my skin a boost of antioxidants. It is a bit overpriced. I definitely enjoy using it, but definitely won’t repurchase. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator : Since I have sensitive skin, I need to use a very gentle exfoliant. This leave-on exfoliant always leaves my skin feeling soothed and not stripped. This is a holy grail product that I will purchase again and again! The Ordinary - EUK 134 0.1% : This serum has a long scientific explanation of why it works, but basically it is designed specifically to soothe redness! It feels more like an oil than a serum and burned the first couple of times I used it, but my skin got used to it fairly quickly. Like I mentioned above, I use this at night to go along with my Niacinamide. The two together are really soothing my redness, and these are the only products I have ever used that do. And since they are both by The Ordinary, they are both under $10. So… rate my routine!! 🤗🤗🤗
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charlotteclaire97
EUK 134 0.1%
The Ordinary-EUK 134 0.1%
Never mix chemical and physical exfoliators
Never mix chemical and physical exfoliators
Dear sensitive-skin reader... Your skin is red, it’s itchy, it’s reactive. It’s picky about what you use on it...and most of all, you focus on protecting your skin and making sure you avoid inflammation at all cost. Now, I have sensitive skin with rosacea which makes it incredibly difficult to control redness. Like, one drink of alcohol or one flight of stairs and my face is red! It’s a medical condition that I have under control with help from my dermatologist, but that doesn’t mean I can’t take additional steps to avoid inflammation. In fact, inflammation in the skin can even speed up the aging process and cause breakouts. Ah, the joys of rosacea. ANYWAY. As I was saying...if you have sensitive skin, you should never use a physical AND a chemical exfoliant in the same routine. This can easily lead to inflammation, over-exfoliation, and a compromised skin barrier. But why does this happen?: Physical Exfoliants like facial scrubs and polishes work to remove surface-level dead skin cells and can give your skin a smoother appearance. This method can potentially prevent clogging of your pores and thus prevent breakouts. It can also help with dullness, revealing a glowing complexion underneath. My current physical exfoliant in rotation is from Paula’s Choice: their Unscrub wash: PAULA'S CHOICE - The Unscrub Chemical Exfoliants like AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs can be used in multiple ways. They can treat acne, clean out your pores, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and help increase skin cell turnover to reveal smoother, brighter skin. Think about it like this: you just used a physical exfoliating wash. Your skin might be a little red and it looks super smooth....then you use a chemical exfoliating toner, serum, etc on top of that and the chemicals have no dead skin cells to target except for the top layer of polished skin. This can result in chemical burns, inflammation, and irritation as well as breakouts from the aforementioned affects from over-exfoliation. My current favorite chemical exfoliant is from The Ordinary: Lactic Acid 5% + HA: The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA Long story short: please do not over-exfoliate, especially if you have sensitive skin. It can wreak havoc on your skin and though it may not seem immediate, the long term damage is not worth it! What is your favorite exfoliant?
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relpixela
Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
GOODBYE ALLERGIES!!!
GOODBYE ALLERGIES!!!
The Ordinary saved my skin ✔️ I gave my face a break for a week and has been using hydrocortisone to relieve the itching from my allergic reaction due to CERAVE (refer to my last post) Been using the ordinary products for a week now. Will start the acids next week and I’ll give you guys an update. The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser - This cleanser is very gentle and I don’t feel any tightness after using it. It doesn’t stripped dry your face like other cleanser does. The consistency is just perfect and melts away in the skin like milk when applied. The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA - I have oily skin and I feel like the moisturizer is enough to suffice the hydration in my skin. It doesn’t feel greasy at all and very lightweight. This moisturizer might not be enough for dry skin. I feel like The Ordinary products deserves the hype just because it does do its job and is very affordable. What can you complain about it?
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joangiology
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
The Ordinary-Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
Skincare routine recommended by sister and hyram
Skincare routine recommended by sister and hyram
So, I thought I'd give skincare a shot during quarantine and it's been 2 weeks since I've used these products. Would like to say my skin has been looking better than before (just used bar soap and called it a day). I have combination normal/oily skin and one of my problems are pores. I just started using Paula's choice 2% BHA and apparently it's meant to shrink your pores, so here I am testing the product. I'll get back within a month with results, but in the meantime I've experiened pretty soft skin thus far, so I reckon it's working. I would like to have some moisturiser recommendations suitable for my skin type, as I picked up the QV moisturiser from a local chemist with no prior research (not sure if it's the best for my skin). I heard that witch hazel isn't the best for the skin and this particular moisturiser includes that, so let me know if you find any good ones. Steps. 1. Youth to the people cleanser (leaves skin feeling soft) 2. Paula's choice 2% BHA exfoliant 3. Niacinamide serum 10% + zinc 1% 4. QV moisturizer
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baconjas
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
My skin care routine for acne prone / oily skin
My skin care routine for acne prone / oily skin
MORNING ROUTINE ☀️ PCA skin - BPO 5% Cleanser The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin NIGHT ROUTINE 🌙 PCA skin - BPO 5% Cleanser The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane BURT’S BEES - Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint WEEKLY MASK The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque I have been using PCA skin - BPO 5% Cleanser for over a year and have been absolutely loving it for keeping my skin clear. I recently added The Ordinary’s products into my routine as well as a daily spf and my skin has truly never looked better. If you suffer from acne, dark spots and dull skin- I highly suggest this routine ❤️ ** Also, when using Vitamin C (such as The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% ) I chose to moisturize with the Squalane because any water in products will neutralize the Vitamin C and stop it from working on your skin, so always make sure to use a moisturizer/ oil / serum with no form of water on the ingredient list while using a vitamin C product! :)
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OliviaMarie
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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