THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS PRODUCT. 🧐
Hey girl hey! So you wanna know the tea, the truth, hand on bible word of God, about this tik tok famous product The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ? Well girl you have come to the right place. I’ll tell ya how I use it, how long I use it and the pros and cons imo. But before I dive in.... PLEASE HIT THAT FOLLOW BUTTON SIS and give ya girl a cheer! LYLAS4eva if you do. ❤️ also if you want more content, follow my IG and tik tok @bealizbeauty. K. Now that I shamelessly plugged my social media accounts, here’s the lowdown on this product. Honestly, this product has 100% changed my skin for the better BUT there are some big things to get to used to if you are up for it. No tea no shade to those who don’t want to put up with its con because the con of this “perfect” product is a pretty big con. 1. How I use it: I used this product after I cleanse my skin with DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil and I use this 2x a week on Sundays and Wednesdays. (If you want to see an in-depth skincare routine, lmk in the comments below.) Do not use this product more than 2x a week! The bottle says so! 2. How long I use it: ONLY 10 MINS! Literally follow the bottle instructions. They are there for a reason. Do not leave this on longer than that. I haven’t tried it but I don’t think it helps your skin for the better. 3. Pros: ￼￼￼Literally dark spots who? I’ve tried everything under the sun to lighten up my dark spots and none of those products have helped lighten and get rid of my dark spots better than this product. ￼￼￼Goodbye Acne scars! Honestly I am notorious for popping pimples and picking at my scabs. DO NOT DO THIS. I’m a creature of habit and honestly am trying to grow out of this. But this product helps with my acne scars! It shrinks the scars and scabs that there basically is nothing left for me to pick at. 4. Con: ￼￼￼OOOOO THIS PRODUCT BURNS. I’m on my 2nd bottle and this still stings my face. The sting of this product is NO JOKE. If you have sensitive skin, I definitely do not recommend this product. My skin is made of Teflon so I’m used to the sting but it does get to me sometimes. After some high level research, Lactic acid is a great alternative. I am a huge proponent for The Ordinary as a brand so this The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA might be a pretty good alternative. So that’s the tea of this product. I’m on bottle #2 and it is one of my holy grail products. But I totally understand the aversion of this product. Let me know in the comments below what your experience has been if you have tried this product and if there are other products you have tried that has been a good alternative! LYLAS! Xoxo. UPDATE: THE LOVE ON THIS POST HAS BEEN AWESOME YALL! I really appreciate it. I’ve been trying to break into the beauty game for a while but had no success on YT or IG. All I ask is to check out my other posts and give them the same love! I’ll LYLAS4EVA! Thanks y’all! 💋
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
🐚Seaweed Holy Grail🐚
I’m a devout follower of the curly girl method, which has transformed my hair from frizzy undefined curls into a healthy and bouncy curls. I had spent years accepting the frizz but now my hair routine is a part of my self care regiment that I use to indulge myself and feel self-love. I can recommend these to anyone, curly or not, as my husband also uses them. He tried them one day when he ran out of shampoo and now we share them, because of the fresh feeling and nourishing that you get in any hair type! I am going to speak specifically about why I chose these products and what they do for me, as you may find that they would work well for your needs and wants. What’s the CGM? It’s a way of healing damage and taking care of your hair that results in stunning waves and curls. I highly recommend it, as I have given up styling products altogether. I avoid parabens, sulfates (in certain products), waxes, and other chemicals that dry out hair or have a residue. Much like cleansing your face too much cause oil overload, washing your hair with harsh products too often can cause oil overload. I use this “low poo” to keep my hair clean and fresh but not stripped of its natural oils. These are great for low porosity curly hair. My husband also uses them and loves them on his wavy high porosity hair. What is porosity? It’s the shape of the scales on your cuticle that determine how easily your hair absorbs moisture and product. I have low porosity becaus means my hair needs heat and time to absorb products, my hair retains moisture and takes forever to dry, and all products I put on my hair will give me buildup that I need to wash off regularly. These products are a low-poo and conditioner that are 98% natural and curly girl approved! They have a subtle natural scent and make my hair feel smooth and moisturized. The low poo helps me get buildup off my hair without the intensity of sulfates in other shampoos. I no longer use any styling products on my hair, thanks to my use of the curly girl method and these awesome products. My husband also loves how they make his hair look and feel, and he is not using the curly girl method. Either way they may work for you and I highly recommend them to other curly or wavy-haired friends!
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S-Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Sea Minerals Conditioner
Affordable moisture surge✨
CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin Looking for a moisture surge? Having extremely dry, rough and bumpy skin? Try the renewing SA line of CeraVe. An exceptional line with amazing and effective products that will leave your skin looking glowy and dewy as ever. Most importantly, these products are available at any drug store and are remarkably affordable! My experience ———————————————— I’ve suffered from extremely dry skin and eczema for my entire childhood. I had textured skin and I could never find a daily moisturizer that soothed my skin without feeling uncomfortable until I tried CeraVe. I began using CeraVe about a year ago and I have never looked back. Not only did it help with my textured skin, but it completely changed the look of my dry ashy face to a healthy glow. ￼￼￼SA Cleanser CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin The cleanser of this line is extremely soothing, gentle and perfect for sensitive skin. It does not remove make up and is safe to use as an everyday morning and evening cleanser. ￼￼￼SA Cream CeraVe - Renewing SA Cream The cream is a thick consistency that helps penetrate the skin and creates a hydrating look. After continuous use I saw a significant difference in my skin as it looked bright and hydrated. The cream is a perfect winter moisturizer. Some may find it too thick for the summer, but from personal experience and extremely dry skin, it works for me all year round. ￼￼￼SA Lotion CeraVe - Renewing SA Lotion The SA lotion is a nighttime moisturizer that contains salicylic acid and lactic acid that helps exfoliate the skin at night. This is only a nighttime moisturizer as these chemicals cannot be exposed to sunlight. The lotion helps restore the protective skin barrier and leaves a brightening look for the day. ——————————————— Results! I absolutely love this line. It is my holy grail. It helped with literally all of my skin concerns from dullness, uneven texture, uneven skin tone and extreme dryness. When used altogether, these products are exceptionally effective. ——————————————— Recommend 100% I recommend this line to anyone with eczema as it is extremely gentle and works well with sensitive skin. Anyone suffering from dryness and textured skin can use this line. With continuous daily use, you will see a significant difference in your skin in just a month! I highly highly recommend these if you suffer from any of the above!
CeraVe-Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin
My most re-purchased Ordinary products
Okay so, I have tried 21 products from The Ordinary so far over three-ish years. It might not seem like too many, but man to my skin it feels like a lot of trial and error. But I wanted to go back and narrow down my collection to my most repurchased Ordinary products. These are the ones that work best for my combo / acne prone skin and keep me coming back for more! And of course, as you know, they are all very affordable. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution I absolutely love this toner / chemical exfoliator. I use it 1 time a week during my evening routine and wouldn’t use it more than that because it can be a bit sensitizing. But every time I use this toner, the next morning my texture and pores are visibly reduced and my skin looks smooth and glow-y. You get quite a good amount of product and it typically lasts me at least 4 months. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque I like this mask a lot! It’s great for taking on oil skin or the occasional pimple. The salicylic acid and charcoal make this feel very cleansing and satisfying. I do prefer this to the salicylic acid serum because I have found that to be a bit too drying if I leave it on the skin. I mentioned in another review that this product didn’t help me get rid of all my acne, but it definitely helped. I use this once every 1-2 weeks or whenever my skin needs a little detox. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I love this serum in the winter. I don’t often get dry spots, but if I see that my skin if feeling a little dry in any area, I’ll just pat a bit of this on under my moisturizer and then I’m good to go. Sometimes I use this on my legs if they are especially dry. I also really like how the ordinary has started to sell bigger bottles of some key products. As a consistent user, I like the bigger bottle because it leads to less waste. The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' I’m a big fan of Buffet. I use this probably 2x a week, or sometimes more if I want to give my skin a break from actives and just want to make my skin feel extra plump. The formula is very hydrating and although I have my doubts about products that claim anti-wrinkle benefits, I do think my skin looks smoother after using it. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution This is kind of a cheat... because I repurchased this is after my first one fell and smashed on the bathroom floor. 🙃 BUT I am happy I repurchased it because when I do use this my skin looks so so good the next morning. Particularly my skin tone and pores look much better the next day. I use this probably more like 1x every two weeks because I swear no matter how little product I apply it does sting a little. And that’s probably not good... but I’ll justify it with glowy skin. And shout out to my trusty The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% that is also amazing but missing from the pic! 🥰
Finally! No more hair losses
To all my thin hair girls! Check these two things out that saves my hair loss is an amazing way! I’ve tried these for about two months and absolutely love love them! THE BODY SHOP - Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo I wasn’t too expect for this shampoo from the Body shop at the beginning. I was looking for something natural and more organic. I did see a few reviews on it from Instagram so I want to give it a try. It is sulfate free. It lathers nicely when you wash your hair it enhances silkiness. This is always something I’m looking for especially these two years. I do notices that my hair was not as glowing as before because of too many chemical damaging i did to my hair like coloring. Our hair get stropped once we put chemical treatment on. This is also why it is important to look for haircare products that is hydrating and moisturizing in order to retain length in hair that is nor breaking off or shedding. I found this shampoo does a great job at improving elasticity and reduces breakages. I do feel my get get stronger and probably that is one of the reasons that I have less hair losses as well. Next comes to this treatment from The ordinary. The Ordinary - Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density This serum has very light textures and feels comfortable when you put it on. I normally apply a few drops before going the sleep, to clean, dry scalp. I would also massage into scalp thoroughly for blood circulation and let the product evenly applied. The technologies present in this formula is to prevent hair loss, breakage and promote thick hair growth. I notice that after a few weeks of trying this product, my new growth is a lot more manageable. It does promote healthy hair growth because of the special formulation that they use in many of their hair vitamins. I have noticed that when I use their products, my hair do look healthier and it does feel a lot stronger.
THE BODY SHOP-Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo
Ultimate Dupes Guide 💸 Serums | Moisturizers | Eye Creams
Luxury skincare stuff sounds fancy, but why not get some more affordable ones with similar product effects? Here's the BEST dupe list. Find your favorites below! Serum dupes list Anti-aging group: LA MER The Regenerating Serum Price: 1oz / $365 Key Ingredients: Metabolic Ferment, Miracle Broth Product effects: This serum can soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a regenerated, youthful look. The rich ingredients added help nurture skin, preventing the aging process. THE ORDINARY 100% Plant-Derived Squalane Price: 1oz / $7.9 Key Ingredients: Squalane Product effects: The Ordinary's 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is lightweight, helping support skin hydration and adding a healthy-looking shine. Balancing group: CLARINS Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate Price: 1.7oz / $78 Key Ingredients: Turmeric, Oat Sugars, Orthosiphon Extract, Callicarpa Extract Product effects: It's a two-in-one formula with rich nutrient plant extracts, helping to condition the skin's natural functions. iUNIK Rose Galactomyces Synergy Serum Price: 1.7oz / $17.9 Key Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Rosa Centifolia Product effects: This is a K-beauty brand iUNIK, containing 50 percent galactomyces and 10 percent rose water, brightening and deeply moisturizing skin. Like SKI-II, this serum helps to soothe the skin and strengthen the skin barrier. Anti-acne group: DRUNK ELEPHANT T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum Price: 1oz / $90 Key Ingredients: AHAs, Anti-oxidants, BHAs/Salicylic Acid Product effects: This is a glycolic acid product that is suitable for even super-sensitive acne skin! Quite mild, but also powerful enough to do the job. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Price: 8oz / $8.7 Key Ingredients: Glycolic Acid, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water Product effects: It is a toning solution and offers gentle exfoliation to skin. While improving skin radiance and even the texture, this solution also helps to control excess oil and reduce acne. Its strong effects of erasing pimples makes it an ideal dupe for Drunk Elephant. Moisturizer dupes list Moisturizing group: LA MER Crème de la Mer Price: 2oz / $335 Key Ingredients: Miracle Broth, Lime Tea Product effects: This luxurious cream can deeply immerse skin and heal dryness, leaving the skin supple and smooth. A perfect choice for dry skin. FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Cream Price: 2oz / $14 Key Ingredients: Colloidal Oatmeal, Shea Butter, Allantoin Product effects: Like La Mer, which is made using rich nutrient ingredients, FAB also uses plant extract sin their highly-rated cream. It is very cheaply priced but powerfully softens fine lines and wrinkles, literally a DRUGSTORE LA MER!! Tightening group: DRUNK ELEPHANT Protini Polypeptide Cream Price: 1.7oz / $57 Key Ingredients: Nine Signal Peptide Complex, Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract, Soybean Folic Acid Ferment Extract Product effects: This one is a protein moisturizer that can even the look of skin's tone, smooth the skin texture, and improve the firmness. THE ORDINARY Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Cream Price: 1oz / $5.8 Key Ingredients: Protini, Amino Acid, Dermal Lipid, Hyaluronic Acid Product effects: This cream from The Ordinary is a suitable alternative, delivering amazing skincare essentials for unbelievable prices. This quite affordable cream has the same whipped texture of Protini, but it adds amino acids, dermal lipids, and hyaluronic acid to the mix, moisturizing and tightening the skin effectively. Brightening group: TATCHA The Water Cream Price: 1.7oz / $68 Key Ingredients: Japanese Wild Rose, Japanese Leopard Lily, Tatcha's Signature Hadasei-3 Product effects: The super lightweight and non-sticky formula gives skin a feeling of hydration and brightness. Highly recommended for combination skin or oily skin. NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Water Gel Price: 1.7oz / $21.49 Key Ingredients: Purified Hyaluronic Acid, Olive Extract Product effects: This one, like TACHA, is also oil-free and non-comedogenic. Keeping the skin moist, bouncy, and smooth, which enhances the skin's natural clarity. Giving the skin a dewy and glowy look instantly! Eye cream dupes list Brightening group: LA MER The Eye Concentrate Price: 0.5oz / $235 Key Ingredients: Clarity Ferment, Clarity Ferment, Clarity Ferment Product effects: It's a hydrating eye cream that can rapidly lighten dark circles, smooth lines, and wrinkles in 21 days. MAC COSMETICS Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Creme Price: 0.5oz / $35 Key Ingredients: Caffeine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Product effects: This one is infused with our ionized Super-Duo Charged Water technology. Hydrating and reducing the look of dark circles, lines, and puffiness is a perfect dupe for LA MER. Depuffing group: ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Price: 0.5oz / $64 Key Ingredients: Exclusive Chronoluxcb Product effects: This eye cream helps reduce the look of puffiness, lines, and dryness. Hydrating your eye area for up to 24 hours! CeraVe Eye Repair Cream Price: 0.5oz / $15.99 Key Ingredients: Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid Product effects: This Repair Cream can visibly reduce dark circles and puffiness. It also contains three essential ceramides to strengthen the protective skin barrier, which gives you a skin relief. Firming group: La Prairie Cellular Eye Cream Platinum Rare Price: 0.7oz / $506.95 Key Ingredients: Benzimidazole Diamond, Colloidal Platinum Product effects: This luxury one is infused with a natural tensing agent for lifting effect, giving your eyes a young look. THE INKEY LIST Caffeine Eye Cream Price: 0.5oz / $9.99 Key Ingredients: Caffeine, Matrixyl 3000 Product effects: It's like a wake-up call for your eyes, helping to reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles. Moreover, its Matrxyl 3000™ peptide can reduce fine lines' appearance, while the hydrating, lightweight formula gives you a youthful and fresh look. What's your favorite moisturizer dupe? Drop your words below!
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane