The correct order to apply your skincare
What is the correct order to apply your skincare products? This is one of the questions I get asked the most. With so many products out there, layering your skincare can seem really overwhelming. A general rule to follow is layer your products from thinnest to thickest, and apply your highest percentages of active ingredient products first for maximum absorption. 1. Cleanse- It obvious cleansing is the first step, but it’s important to understand your nighttime double cleanse. In the morning you will want to use a gentle cleanser which will not strip your skin of natural oils. At night, start with the creamy/oil cleanser first. This should be applied to dry skin so the rich texture is able to get your makeup and sunscreen off. Follow with a water based cleanser to get your skin super clean. Some favorites are: FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm
Skin recovery treatments
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Cleansing balms for dry skin
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Oct. 20, 2020
ariagroveReally really really love this eye sleeping mask! This eye cream works really well, and I see results right away. It really brightens your under eyes and reduces the appearance of lines around the eyes. The encapsulated retinol works over time and is quite strong so you only need a very small amount. It really makes this product worth it in more ways than one!
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Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines pt. 4
Hey ya’ll! In part 4 of Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines we’re reviewing @Raks and @juliachristine’s skincare routines. Starting with @Rakswho reached out to me via Cherie message because she started skincare about a year ago because of her upcoming wedding. She starts by cleansing with theThursday Plantation - Tea Tree Face Wash Foam which costs $8.99 for 5.1 fl oz. This cleanser is very basic. It has tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. My issue is with the eucalyptus oil, which is a very irritating essential oil right up there with lemon oil and peppermint oil. If this doesn’t irritate your skin then it’s a great cleanser, but I can’t recommend it to those with sensitive skin. Then she goes in with 4 serums. First is thepura d'or - 20% Vitamin C Serum which costs $14.99 for 4 fl oz. This is a really good serum. It has aloe vera juice, glycerin, jojoba oil, and argan oil which are hydrating ingredients, and then it has hylaronic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C. I love it! Then she uses#The Ordinary - Nicinamide Serum[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $5.90 for 1 fl oz. We’ve talked a lot about this serum, it’s very good. Next is the#Tree Of Life - Hylaronic acid serum[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $10.95 for 1 fl oz. I don’t like this serum. It started off good with hylaronic acid, aloe vera juice, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, but it contains way too many Essential oils and irritating extracts. And her final serum is theSkinMedica - LYTERA 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum which costs $130.90 for 2 fl oz, which is very expensive. This is not worth the price. It has nicinamide and glycerin, and then some not very researched acids. I don’t recommend continuing use of this serum. Then to moisturize she goes in with theOLAY - Regenerist Regenerating Day Cream which costs $29.99 for 1.7 fl oz. I don’t like this moisturizer. Let’s start with some positives. It has nicinamide, glycerin, and Vitamin B3. Now it has a lot of bad ingredients also. It has Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is a harsh cleansing agent, as well as fragrance being the 6th ingredient. The she uses a Neutrogena sunscreen, and occasionally usesThe Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which costs $7.20 for 1 fl oz. This is a great exfoliant. I think @Raks is using too many serums. I would stick to only the Pura D’or and The Ordinary serum, and ditch the other two. Keep the cleanser, and maybe try a different moisturizer. You asked for mineral sunscreen reccomendations for dark skin tones that don’t have a white cast, so I got you girl! I have light skin, but I did some research and I’d recommend the#First Aid Beauty - Weightless Mineral SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $34 for 1.5 fl oz, and the #Biossance - Squalane Zinc Sheer SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $30 for 1.7 fl oz. Both of these have minimal white cast, and Skincare by Hyram recommends them. Next is @juliachristine’s night routine. She starts off by cleansing with the #Vanicream - Unscented Gentle Cleanser[products]#[ThreeStars] witch costs $8.99 for 8 fl oz. This a nice basic cleanser with glycerin. Next she uses the#OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $84 for .7 fl oz. This cream has tretinoin which is a Vitamin A derivative which can treat acne, as well as retinol which also Vitamin A. I don’t think it’s worth the price, but it’s okay. Next she uses the #The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%[products]#[FourStars] which costs $7.99 for 1 fl oz. Along with azelaic acid, it has dimethicone which is a great moisturizer for dry skin. Next she uses theCeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin which costs $17.99 for 15 fl oz. Y’all know I love this product! Finally she finishes off with theVERSED - ZERO-G Smoothing Eye Cream witch costs $17.99 for .5 fl oz. Eye cream is definitely not necessary but this one is great! It has glycerin, algae extract, and olive oil which are hydrating, along with shea butter and a blend of peptides which can help firm the skin and increase collagen production which can help reduce fine lines around the eyes. Overall @juliachristine your routine looks great! That’s it for this post please cheer for this post if you liked it, comment your opinions on these products, and follow me for similar content. Upcoming posts include a 1 month Curology review and unnecessary skincare steps you don’t need. -Mae
Suggestions help?? 🥲
I’m still having trouble with my acne, at first it was clearing up then all of sudden it keeps getting worse, any recommendations will help ! 😣 Cetaphil - Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser epielle - Black Charcoal Peel-Off Mask The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Sometimes I would use .. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% but if I don’t I would skip it and use .. The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
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Avocado for the win! 🥑
GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask (((Yes I used a real avocado as a prop! lol))) 🥑 What it is: “A gentle but powerful eye sleeping mask formulated with avocado, encapsulated retinol, coffeeberry, and niacinamide. Long-lasting actives release throughout all hours of the night to help moisturize, brighten, fight fine lines, and de-puff.” 🥑 “Key Ingredients: 💚Avocado- A nutrient-dense fruit rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E & Vitamin C, which are known to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and environmental aggressors. Contains both avocado oil and avocado extract for the ultimate soothing and nourishing experience. 💚Encapsulated Retinol- Helps to rejuvenate the skin and achieve firmer-looking skin. Encapsulation allows the retinol to release smaller amounts at a time, making it more gentle than traditional retinol treatments. 💚Niacinamide- A water-soluble vitamin (B3) and antioxidant that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly improve the appearance of dullness, fine lines and wrinkles, and to help brighten the appearance of dark circles. 💚Coffeeberry- Packed with antioxidants, coffeeberry (the seed of the coffee plant) helps to soothe skin, and is a natural source of caffeine that can help reduce puffiness and the appearance of dark circles.” 🥑Price: $42.00 (15mL) 🥑Side Note: “Free Of: Parabens, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Silicones, Phthalates, Alcohol, Synthetic Dyes, Synthetic Fragrance. Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-free.” 🥑How to Use: “(To Use As An Eye Sleeping Mask)- After cleansing, apply a pea-sized amount to the entire orbital eye area and gently pat into skin using ring finger for optimal absorption. Apply nightly. Do not layer with other eye creams. Use before applying serums. (To Use As A Daytime Eye Treatment)- Follow instructions above. Layer SPF that is safe for the eye area on top of the formula.” 🥑My thoughts: I’ve been using this eye mask nightly (I use a different eye cream for daytime) for the past month and I’m really enjoying it. It’s very creamy and rich, has a nice subtle scent, absorbs well, and does a great job of moisturizing my under eye area without irritating it. I’ve noticed an improvement in my dark circles, and although I don’t have a big issue with puffiness, my eye area is smoother overall. This product is pretty expensive, but you get a lot of product in the jar and a little goes a very long way. Between the great results so far and the fact that Glow Recipe is a vegan and cruelty free brand, I do recommend this product! 🥑Tip: The opening to the jar is quite small, so don’t lose the cute little scooper that comes with it!
Mini brand review ✨ Glow Recipe 🍉
Yay for bringing back mini brand reviews! 🥰 This is where I do a couple sentences on every product I’ve tried from a brand. If you have any questions or want an in depth review on a product comment below! GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask - I love this! Creamy formula melts into the skin without being too heavy. Very hydrating but I would only use 2-3x a night. Good beginner retinol. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask- They don’t make this anymore but I did like it! A hydrogel sheet mask that felt resfreshing on the skin. I didn’t see many benefits though. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask - The texture is not for everyone but I like it! It’s a little goopy but it does absorb into the skin once worked in. It smells like watermelon jolly ranchers. I would say oily skin only and only she 2-3x a week but I loved the mild exfoliation. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer - I love this for oily skin! Smells like the sleeping mask but not as strong. Adds a lot of hydration without feeling heavy or sticky. GLOW RECIPE - Limited Edition Lip Pop Duo - I feel like it’s overpriced for what it is but if you’re interested it’s a nice product. It has a waxy feel but it’s very lightweight and nourishing. Both smell AMAZING!! Has mild exfoliation that doesn’t stay long on the lips and a really pretty natural tint. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops - Again, over priced for what it is but I still like it. The serum feels amazing on the skin and gives all the benefits on niacinamide. Smells like watermelon but it’s a lot fainter than their other products. It doesn’t give a “glow” like they claim though. It’s more a “dolphin” skin effect that doesn’t last long. I would not use over make up though as it has your typical serum consistency.
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Some of my most used products!
These are all the products I use regularly, and I’ll just review a few quickly for you guys! Also peep me in the corner realizing at the last second that I was in the shot lol 😅 ☁️ SATURDAY SKIN - Pore Clarifying Toner 10% Glycolic Acid + Pore Control Complex recently my skin has been breaking out way more than usual, so I decided to add this baby to my routine to help get rid of my breakouts! I use it 2-3x a week and it might just be a coincidence but already I can tell an improvement in my skin and this is the only product I added to my routine! ☁️ HOLI FROG - Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash the smell is not my favorite on this one (it smells earthy and natural) but other than that I love this cleanser! It always leaves my skin feeling super soft, and who doesn’t love a balm in a tube! ☁️ BYROE - Bitter Green Essence Toner I have been using this one day and night since I got it months ago and I still love it (it also is lasting me super long)! It’s the first step of my routine and it hydrates my skin while helping the other products soak in better! It’s also my first time using an essence and I think it has really helped my skin! That’s all I’ll review for today because honestly I feel like I’ve talked about the other products here so much in my posts! But if you have any questions about any of these feel free to dm me! Hope everyone has a great Monday!
Glow -Tomato 🍅 serum & Bitter Green 🥦 Toner
Let's talk about these two boujee additions to my routine!! 😍✨🥰 I know a lot of poeple don't know about this brand @byroe. It's a luxury skincare brand but what made them luxury?😍 They're a women-led company dedicated to leveraging the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of healthy and nutrient-rich foods to provide your skin with the same high-quality nutrition as your body. Okay, so I got these two very intriguing products from them recently. I thought why is it so pricey but let me tell you, they're pricey but totally worth it! I have been using their Tomato serumBYROE - Tomato Serum for weeks and it's amazing! First off, look at that bottle, that glow and that light it brings into your skin cabinate. Okay, maybe not for the aesthetics but I tested it out for it's performance and I like it. ✨What is it? It's a potent anti-oxidant packed with tomato extract, Vitamin C, peptides and ceramides. ✨Key ingredients: TOMATO CERAMIDES ASCORBIC ACID PEPTIDES This serum works on dullness of skin, targets redness, rough texture, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. I have experienced a beautiful glow whenever I used this. I am talking about a glow like I don't have any skin texture, pores and lines, and I enjoyed it. This also doesn't sting, burn or feels sticky or greasy. It's a beautiful water based serum that glides on face lightweight and abosorbs quickly. For my Acne prone skin this was quite gentle and effective! Another beautiful find is Bitter Green essence tonerBYROE - Bitter Green Essence Toner . This is so good for that extra oopmh of hydration in your routine. I liked this essence toner because it's an essence (preps skin for further skincare, usually watery) and a toner ( balances skin's PH level, hydrates skin and comes in watery or little serum like consistency) in One! It has slight thick, serum like consistency but not as thick as serums. You can say it feels like ampoules. ✨What is it? It is a highly concentrated pore minimizing toner packed with a powerful proprietary blend of 33 different antioxidant-rich greens. This potent green complex contains a detoxifying combo of artichoke, broccoli, and matcha green tea that hydrates and purifies helping to smooth unwanted texture and protect skin from dehydration. ✨Key ingredients: 33 GREEN VEGETABLE EXTRACTS A potent blend of 33 different greens including broccoli, asparagus, artichoke, holy basil, and matcha green tea CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT HYALURONIC ACID This toner essence targets Large pores, redness, inflammation and irritated skin. I found this to be very Hydrating, and the best part is it has Hyaluronic acid along with Cica which is the combination I prefer when my skin acts up. I used this along with the Tomato serum and it feels really good. The results are quite good. I can't really say it minimized the look of my pores but it definitely plumped my skin with hydration❤️
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I used the skin ceuticals Vitamin C holy grail
6 months after I started to take better care of my skin. Here’s some pics non filtered of my routine. 1. I purchased the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum the most recommended from dermatologist and was definitely not sure whether to purchase or no because of its price. Thank god I did 🙏 this is really the holy grail. 2. The OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème this eye cream was gifted to me by cousin over a year ago. I love it. It’s absolutely amazing. 3. Last but no least thanks to Cherie for gifting me absolutely the best eye cream ever used Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Highly recommend these products. The most important is being consistent and using them every morning. 😘
Is it going to be worth the 💸?
I just received this in the mail and I am SO EXCITED! I have heard so many good things about the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum and as I read further about it, the SKINCEUTICALS - Phloretin CF Prevent Serum Antioxidant Treatment seems to be more suited for my oily and acne-prone skin. I will be trying this product and make a review in a month. I hope it is going to be worth the price. 🙃 Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments!
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So far I am super happy with how my skin is looking! I started on January 6, and today is February 16. The end of my 90 days will be either at the end of March or at the beginning of April, so I’m about halfway there. The struggle for me right now is that my skin changes day to day. One day I will wake up with lots of cystic pimples, and one dat, like today, my skin will have none. I definitely still have dark marks, but I’m okay with that for now! As long as they aren’t active I am happy lol. I still seem to get acne flares on my period, which is discouraging considering Spironolactone is for hormonal acne. I’m just trying to trust the process🧐 I realized that I haven’t talked about my daily morning and night routine, so here it is! Morning: -cleanse with either PEACH & LILY - Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser or CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser -moisturize with either PEACH & LILY - Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream or FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Minis Original & Cranberry Pomegranate -apply spf with Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 -my makeup routine At night: -remove makeup with DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil -cleanse with CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser -moisturize with FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Minis Original & Cranberry Pomegranate -apply a pea sized amount of .025% Tretinoin formula from Apostrophe - Topical Formula -and of course some Aquaphor - Healing Ointment Skin Protectant on my lips before bed!
another two bite the dust ✌🏻
Two more empties: HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Spray I’ve already reviewed this toner on my previous post. I like the sprayer aspect but the formula is just meh. Nothing to write home about. I’ll keep the spray bottle to reuse again but probably won’t repurchase this toner in the near future. DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil The smell was a little weird at first, think olive oil, but overall the consistency and the way it felt being massaged into my skin won me over. I loved this product but will not be repurchasing due to the backlash the brand is receiving due to racist comments made by the brand’s creator. As consumers, we are powerful. We have the power to perpetuate wealth for creators. We vote with our wallets. I will not continue to support or buy a brand that has questionable ethics. I have instead chosen to purchase THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm as it’s replacement! Have you tried these products? What do you think? Do ethics play in to which brands you purchase from? Let me know ☺️
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GREEN GUY, DID YOU BREAK ME OUTTTT???
What do you have to do when the whole internet talk about “DOULE CLEANSING”. I don’t wear any makeup but i have heavy moisturizer and sunscreen so I decided to try. And all point to the same product FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm Ok, i got it, what you have to do, head to Sephora and pick it up. Hold it in hand, i’m feel so happy 😂😂😂 I use it immediately the night i got it, i have to say: i love the color, i love the smell... the texture look like rock at the first sight but when you use the scoop, it actually like butter. I’m in love 🥺🥺🥺 When i use the balm, it’s very easy to spread, melt quickly. I added some water and it transfer to liquid. After that, i pair with my usual cleanser. After the first night, my face had small pimples. But not a problem. I still try the balm... the second day, more pimples coming, bigger qnd bigger. Painful, redness and itching 😭😭😭 And finally, after 3 days trying, i can feel my face screaming “I DON’T LIKE THAT GUY, THE GREEN GUY” 🤢 So i guess i have to come back with my lovely micellar waterBIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water this is is light like water, made my face feel nothing, but i have wipe my face about 3 times to make sure it’s clean. I will going to return FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm i thought that “my green dream”. If you have any cleaning balm good for acne, oily skin. Please, tell me. I appreciate 🥰🥰🥰
My January 2021 empties
Looks like I emptied many of the cleansing products. Star of the month goes to: Bronze - BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream likely to repurchase when finished other eye cream inventories. This is somewhat rich eye cream and glide on easily. Silver - FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm got silver just because it has attracted everyone’s attention. I still have one big jar to go then will try something else after. Gold - DHC - DHC Lip Cream this is something I can’t live without and will never trade for anything else. Will definitely keep repurchasing!
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CERAVE HYDRATING GEL CLEANSER REVIEW! 💚
Hi! 👋 I am going to be talking about my overall experience with this cleanser from Cerave! CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser INFO: This is recommended for Normal to dry skin! Though, I would recommend it for all skin types. For reference, I have combination skin! I have areas of dry patches and oily areas on my skin! This cleanser can be found at Target, Ulta, Walmart, and Amazon! The cleanser is $14 USD for 12oz! They offer a trail size of 3oz which is great if you want to try it out! REVIEW: This was recommended by my dermatologist, when I had severe acne. My overall experience with this product is great, it left my skin hydrated after washing it off (does not strip the skin). This is a gel cleanser, so it does not foam (create bubbles). Some people say that the product did not cleanse their skin well enough or that it caused them to get breakouts. I use it also as a double cleanser, so I use it twice in a row to get off makeup. This didn’t happen to me, but just another reason to try the trial size! Highly recommend! thanks for reading! Comment your experience with this product! Follow me for more! :)
Differin progress... is this a purge or what?
Sorry this is gross.. I know my skin isn’t pretty right now. Today marks the 4th week I’ve been on DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump and also my new birth control (yaz). I have literally never, EVER seen my skin this awful and angry. Should I stick it out until the and of 12 weeks? Does this look like a purge or just a flat out breakout?! I’m freaking out.. I don’t even want to go outside looking like this. I’m also using Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream am and pm, and cleansing with CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser . Not looking to add any more products. Sometimes I use a hydrating toner. The dryness and peeling has subsided but the pimples do hurt, my cheeks are tender to the touch and sometimes itchy but that has gotten better over time also. Please help!!!!! EDIT: i just bought the DIFFERIN - Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5%, Neutrogena - On-the-Spot Acne Treatmentand HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original for Madewellto hopefully combat the horrible breakouts pictured above. just praying it doesnt over dry my skin.
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?
The Ordinary-Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
⚡️EXFOLIATION NIGHT ROUTINE⚡️
On Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays I exfoliate!! Monday nights are the days I apply my retinol, while Thursday and Saturday I use my regular chemical exfoliant ✨ 🌿CLEANSER- Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser I LOVE this cleanser! I have combination-oily skin, but recently I’ve been trying to hydrate my skin more and it’s done WONDERS for my oil production! This cleanser is not stripping at all and leaves my skin soft and hydrated! ⚡️EXFOLIATOR- 💙RETINOL (Monday’s)- DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel I’ve been prescribed this by my doctor about a year ago and saw a huge difference with my acne. I just started using it again, and I forgot how much it helps. The only con is that I forget how drying and irritating it can be. Once a week is a good spot for me right now at this dosage. ☕️CHEMICAL- YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner This is my first chemical exfoliator and it’s lasting me a longgg time. I enjoy using this as it’s very good at deep cleansing my pores and getting extra dirt out of them. It has a ‘natural’ smell, aka not an amazing one. But still gets the job done! 💧SERUMS- ☁️The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I LOVE THIS it’s absolutely amazing at controlling my oil production and evening out my skin!!! I will say though, I haven’t noticed it help with my acne, but I don’t believe niacinamide is supposed to treat acne. 🌊The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5Just started using this, so can’t really rate it. But I love hyaluronic acid serums so I’m sure it’ll be great :) 💦FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum this could be so good, but I’ve noticed that it burns my face, especially my cheeks when I apply it. Shame. 👀 EYE SERUM- The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I’ve struggled my whole teenage life with bags under my eyes. It seemed as if it didn’t matter how much sleep I got, I was always puffy and baggy. This is helping reduce the bags so much!! Bless the ordinary 🐘MOISTURIZER- DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream I have been using this for about 2.5 weeks, and i just love the look and feel of my skin after I use it and when I wake up in the morning. It’s plump and hydrated 👄LIPS- LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask this is only 3 stars because honestly I get the same results if I put on carmex before bed. It’s a nice experience with the spatula applicator and everything, but it’s not worth the money.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
*UPDATED* PM skin routine 🌚
This is my pm skin routine, updated. This is my part 2 to my last post of my updated AM routine! 🌊HOLI FROG - Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash my boyfriend got me this for my bday, and I’ve used it 2 times so far. The consistency is perfect for what I wanted, I felt like I needed this for my stubborn hormonal acne. It also is unscented. So far, I like it a lot! ☕️ YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner when I exfoliate, this is my go to. I have a review on this in a previous post, where I go into more detail. 🍃NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% this is what I got instead of another TO niacinamide serum. I like this one a lot better, and I think it’s simply because it is formulated better. It doesn’t foam up like TO does, and it’s also unscented. It’s consistency and packaging is also better. The results are what’s expected from a niacinamide serum, and price wasn’t too bad for this serum either. 🍁The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG see my am routine post for details on this product. 🧬GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum I like this serum because it’s cheaper like the ordinary, and it doesn’t foam up like TO did, but it still foams a little bit. It’s good enough for me, and isn’t scented. 🐘 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this is my night moisturizer, and I love this because it’s thick and hydrating. It feels nice on the skin, doesn’t have any scent, and makes my skin feel plump. It is expensive though, but DE always is. pmd - Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device I got this in my subscription box, and I’ve been using it at night to wash my face. It has 4 vibration settings, I use the first and second one for washing my face. I do think that it helps with exfoliation, and using the other side of the tool is made for massaging in serums. I found that it does take a lot of extra time when using it for serums. I like this tool, it’s nice, but not necessary. More of a luxury item.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Post Accutane Night Time Skin Care Routine
While on accutane I had a very simple skincare routine to allow the medication to do its thing. I’m 7 months post Accutane, and my face is still pimple free. Yay! My skin care concerns at this time is discoloration/dark spots and minimal scarring on one of my cheeks. In this routine I am using the Fresh Soy cleanser to cleanse. It’s so important to make sure you’re thoroughly cleansing your face so that the remaining products can properly penetrate the skin. I use esthetician Nayamka Roberts-Smith (@LABeautyologist)’s 60 second rule when cleansing. Cleansing your face with your fingers for 60 sec allows the cleanser ingredients to do their job. This method helps to soften the skin & dissolve sebum blockages a lot better. I then follow up with applying a hydrating toner (Laniege Cream Skin toner and moisturizer) to my face with my hands. Then 2-3x a week I go in with the exfoliating serum ( The Ordinary’s Mandelic Acid 10% + HA serum) to minimize texture and uneven skin tone. Mandelic acid is gentle and works great on hyperpigmentation on people with deeper skin tones. To end it all off, I use the Kate Somerville recovery cream. Cleanser - fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash Toner - LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer Serum -The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Moisturizer - Kate Somerville - DeliKate Recovery Cream Pro Tip: Wash your hands before washing your face!🧖🏾♀️ #CherieCreator
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
drunk elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream: i would use this as a spot treatment, about every other day. Its my first time using retinol and it is a high concentration 1% which is why i decided to start of slowly. I’ve been using it for 3mo now and i’ve seen a difference. New pimple/redness would be gone overnight, and my hyperpigmentation has faded over time. It does take commitment when using this product. You won’t see results overnight. It is pricey, so if you have the money, i would recommend this product. drunk elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night serum: i use this twice a week. I apply it on dry skin, as recommended. It does tingle but subsides after a few minutes. Overnight, i feel that my face is smooth like a baby’s butt. I was really surprised on how well this works. It has AHA/BHA mostly AHA which works on the skins surface and helps unglue the dead skin cells so you can expose the new layer of skin. You do need to follow with a sunscreen the morning after. All drunk elephant are pricey, but would recommend 100% Farmacy Green Clean cleansing balm: first time using a cleansing balm and works so much better at removing my waterproof mascara. A little goes a long way depending on how much makeup you wear. I dont use much, but i do use sunscreen everyday (i try my best) and double cleansing is a must! Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer: i use this every morning, after washing my face with water only. I dont usually wash my face in the morning unless i workout or feel the need to. This product works as a two in one: toner & moisturizer. I do have combo/oily skin, and some may say its too greasy for oil skin, but at night i use harsh ingredients and i like to use this to restore my skin barrier and moisturize my skin as my night time routine can be drying.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Detoxifying + Conditioning Nighttime Routine
After I’ve worked a 12 hour shift at the hospital I sometimes feel like I want to treat my skin. Whether it’s because of lack of sleep, stress, or wearing a mask for so long, my skin can feel less than optimal; like I want to give it a deeper clean. Last night I decided to treat myself with a face mask. Step 1: Not shown in the photo but I removed my makeup with my Marcelle micellar water Step 2: I cleansed my face with FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser I love the smell of this and how gentle it is on my skin. When I use this I can really tell it gets all the grime off my skin. Step 3: I chose to use the THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum around my nose and pores just to add a little extra help to the next step (clay mask) to get rid of those impurities. I waited maybe 10 minutes after applying this go ahead with the clay mask :) Step 4: I applied the L'ORÉAL - Pure Clay Purity Mask This specific face mask is for sensitive skin but I love the blue colour and that it contains seaweed extract, which helps soothe and soften your skin. At the moment my skin type is normal but that doesn’t mean I can’t use a product designed for sensitive skin 😜. I applied a thin layer, avoiding my under eye area, and left on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Step 5: I cleansed my face again with the FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser I figure if the clay mask is meant to pull out impurities, etc. then it’s important to wash those off your skin :) Step 6: My go-to, my old faithful: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I apply this every skincare routine I have. It’s important to rehydrate your skin after a clay face mask as some can pull out moisture. I love TO’s hyaluronic acid. I dampened my skin and applied this serum to lock that moisture in. Step 7: While I didn’t apply the face mask under my eyes, I still wanted to moisturize that area. I know eye creams can be controversial in the sense that you don’t really need them, but I absolutely love this one by Biossance BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream I can honestly tell it smoothes out my tired under-eyes and I find it really moisturizing thanks to the squalane. Step 8: In this last step I applied both products around the same time and gentle massaged them into my skin. The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil I’m so in love with this product. It’s such a hydrating oil and it leaves my skin feeling unbelievably soft. I also wanted to use the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask because, while it’s technically a sleep mask, I find is sooo hydrating — and with clay masks as I said above, they can be drying and I like to rehydrate my skin. These two get the job done 💚
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
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