This Combo Is Quite Disappointing😖😖...
I have combination-oily skin and whitening is my top priority all year round. I chose to follow a combination that is popular on the Internet: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Hyped products that were a huge disappointment
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Jun. 11, 2020
love.skincareI stopped using The Ordinary everything, it literally did nothing for me at all except waste my money. For niacinamide I switched to Good molecules.
Oct. 6, 2020·2 likes
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Does Vitamin A+C actually work? My answer is...
1. cosmedica SKINCARE - Vitamin C Facial Day Cream Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Moisturizer (15%) is a powerful blend of anti-oxidant rich and restorative active ingredients to reveal a radiant complexion. Vitamin C, a well-known anti-oxidant, works to combat the damaging effects of sun exposure and UV rays. Along with other nourishing active ingredients - MSM, jojoba, B5 and Green Tea- that work synergistically for maximum protection and correction of aging skin. I bought it on Amazon, actually I very rarely buy any creams or lotions online due to my sensitive skin. I have had to return items in the past, even with great ratings and assurances, because they made my skin turn red or itchy. I was so pleasantly surprised with this moisturizer! I was sick and tired of my skin's flakiness with only using thin serums, so I gave this moisturizer a try. I love it! My skin feels velvety and the flakiness is gone. This is the best moisturizer I have ever bought online. I am truly thrilled that it visibly reduced the wrinkels on my forehead and especially the "eleven" in between my eyebrows! The texture of all the Cosmedica products is great. Unlike other serums (and I've tried quite a few...), these serums are not watery and thin but nice and thick so that it doesn't "run off" immediately. Other products have given me breakouts but I had no issues with Cosmedica. Overall the condition of my skin is notably improved Over the years I sometimes thought that an expensive "high quality" formula might meet my needs, but over and over again I was disappointed, so I gave up on the very pricey ones. Imagine my surprise when I tried this affordable one and got the results I've been looking for. I don't remember what made me take a chance on this one, but I'm very glad I did. Thanks for a great product! 2. Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Night Neutrogena is the #1 dermatologist-recommended skincare brand. Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream uses Retinol, the purest form of vitamin A, to combat signs of aging and improve the tone and texture of your skin. The first antioxidant to be widely used in nonprescription wrinkle creams, retinol works by penetrating deep into your skin to stimulate collagen and elastin, which smooth fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin's firmness. In their patent-pending formula, Neutrogena incorporates traditional retinol technology with a combination of Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and special moisturizers that stimulate skin's natural mechanisms to even out skin tone and build moisture levels. I absolutely love my Neutrogena Wrinkle Cream. It is silky to the touch and makes my face feel fabulous. I have been using Neutrogena products for many years and I love this product. It has diminished fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes and mouth area. I use this every night after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing my skin and it makes my skincare routine complete. The only thing I don't like about it is the packaging. It is hard to get the cream out when it is near the end of the tube. Other than that, great product!
After 4 months of trying Retinol...
The best practice would be staring a process of building up tolerance of your skin. First twice a week, and then every two days after 2 weeks before moving to daily basis. I do see that a lot of reviewers complain of getting irritation while using this. This happened to be too when I use it the first week. It caused flaking on my cheeks. I did some research after that and noticed this is a normal symptom while using a retinol product. For beginners especially those who are new to “retinol”, it is not recommended to use on a daily basis. CeraVe - Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum This Cerave serum was the first retinol product I tried years ago. Wasn’t a fan of it at that time. And stopped for years. This year I tried it again alone with this night cream and noticed the spark in it. I found that it not meant to be a stand alone moisturizer. It's to be layered with other products as part of a routine. Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Night As the product boasts 'retinol' the star ingredient is high on the list for this product.The ingredients are identical and it contains Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol. It's is basically the strongest stuff you can find in a drugstore. I like that it comes in a tube and not a tub. Nothing grosser than sticking your fingers in a tub, leaving behind germs no matter that you washed your hands. After 4 months of using Retinols, I have really noticed a difference since I have started using it. I can not use it every night due to the fact it dries me out. However, I do noticed that the sun spot is fading, the acne scars are fading, my skin feels soft, and looks fresh. As a combination, my skin is very dry in spring. These two products this definitely helps keep me moisturized overnight. The “anti-aging” side, I don't really have wrinkles (yet) but I will keep using this since it makes my skin glow!
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niacinamide that ACTUALLY worked for me!
When I first learned about niacinamide, I was dealing with an oily mess on my face, so of course I was excited to hear that there was something that controlled oil production and helped reduce redness from breakouts. I looked at a bunch of reviews and I ultimately decided to buy The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% . I’m sad to say it really didn’t live up to the hype for me. I’ve completely used this up and I honestly I couldn’t be more excited. It’s not like this serum caused any breakouts or anything but it was so disappointing to find that it didn’t really help my skin. So before I even finished this serum, I bought THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum . And I’ve really got to say: WOW!!! The difference in the oiliness of my skin is incredible! I’ve done multiple tests to see how my skin reacts, and I can really tell a difference in oil control when I use this serum in my routine! I couldn’t be happier with THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum and if you haven’t had much luck with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , I highly recommend you try The Inkey List one before you give up on niacinamide!
Six month update
I feel like I'm still figuring out what works for me, even though it's been six months since my last update. Products that work for 12 hour days in front of a computer at home don't necessarily work for 12 hour days on-site in a mask. Current routine: AM Products 1. DESERT ESSENCE - Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser 2. bliss - Bright Idea Serum Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum 3. Follain - Follain Eye Cream: Firm + Brighten 4. bliss - Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Moisturizer 5. I'll be honest, I barely leave my house so I've been lazy about the sunscreen 😬 PM Products 1. DESERT ESSENCE - Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser 2. pixi - Glow Tonic 3. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 4. LANCÔME - Visionnaire Eye Cream Advanced Multi-Correcting Eye Balm 5. Spot treat with dermalogica - Age Bright Spot Faderas needed or bliss - Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Moisturizer The vitamin C products have really helped with my acne and dark spots! I also treated myself to patchology - FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels yesterday and cold eye masks are so soothing. Definitely recommend putting your eye masks in the fridge. Has anyone tried innisfree? I've been eyeing their products...
The Woes Of Dull Skin
Sick and tired of your dull skin and have no time to sleep? Want to party all night long and still look on point the next day? Numerous deadlines to meet and class at 9? Well, no problem! You can say goodbye to all your dull skin worries because we have the perfect solution for you. However, before we move forward with this review, I want to talk a little about my skin type. I have combination to oily skin, with more emphasis on oily. But, I don’t have any other skin condition, except for huge pores and an occasional pimple that pops up with my menstrual cycle. With that out of the way, I want to introduce you guys to two of my Holy Grail skincare products, which have helped me not only combat my oily skin but also fight dullness during my college days. Neutrogena Hydro-boost Water Gel. Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel I am sure you are super tired of hearing about the power of moisturizing. But, we are going to blow its horn anyway. The first thing that helped my dehydrated and dull skin is the Neutrogena Hydro-boost Water Gel. The product is usually marketed for combination skin, but trust me, it is the best for oily skin. It is non-greasy and non-comedogenic, therefore, it hits all the right spots. The formula is light and perfect for everyday use or for using under making as well! The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The second product is by The Ordinary and I am absolutely in love with it. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1% is one of the best serums to include in your PM routine. It is lightweight and retails for only $6 to $10. Let’s talk about the ingredients. The niacinamide is a magic product for controlling sebum production on your skin and fighting off the wrinkles. It is a brilliant anti-aging product and fights dullness by keeping the oil at bay. Niacinamide helps retain moisture and fights the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. All in all, it is a wholesome product, which is a must-have for all you oily girls out there. Let’s talk about how to incorporate the two products in your routine. Ideally, it is best to use the serum on a clean and dry face. However, if you are new to such products, then you should mix in two drops of the serum in your moisturizer and then put it on your face. It is all about building tolerance slowly and steadily. They have been a part of my routine for a little over two years and that is why I swear by them both!
Neutrogena-Hydro Boost Water Gel
Honest ordinary review
Let’s start with the The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution : so far this toner has worked amazing for my skin the only problem with this overall brand is if you have sensitive skin like me it will sting but it has changed my skin in the couple of days that I’ve been using it. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% : this product has definitely changed my skin so much and when I apply It to my sling it is instantly glowing !!! Although this does sting my skin as well and it also has a very sticky texture to it so I don’t recommend using it in the morning because I couldn’t imagine how your makeup would be able to apply on top of the The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% : I honestly noticed a tiny difference but nothing huge yet I feel like there is barely any product in the bottle I will continue to use and update you guys in the near future it also has the stingy feeling as well but I noticed that with all of the products and it’s probably because of my sensitive skin. Overall, this brand has not disappointed me yet and I will continue to use and update you guys on how my skin is turning out. I do recommend these products but keep in mind if you do have sensitive skin it will sting.
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Retinol with niacinamide
Hi everyone just a quick question do you guys think combining the Retinol and Niacinamide would be fine for a night routine since the niacinamide doesn’t go well with the vitamin c suspensions 23% + HA Spheres 2% on day time Please help appreciate any answers and suggestions Thanks 😊 The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% LA ROCHE-POSAY - Redermic R Anti-Aging Retinol Serum
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Revamping my Skincare routine post-partum
Prior to my pregnancy my biggest skincare concerns were dryness and the occasional pimple. My entire life I’ve struggled with dry skin, redness in my cheeks, and in my childhood KP. During pregnancy I used Drunk Elephant, and loved the results. But then once I gave birth I literally neglected my skin for 6 months. From that moment I committed to be better to myself and decided to try out the Glossier skincare edit. While it did keep me moisturized, I noticed it wasn’t doing much for the new skincare issues I faced since having a baby. I noticed I had developed quite a lot of hyperpigmentation and that the redness had come back. The glossier did a great job of providing moisture, but that was about it. When I started running out of products I decided it was time to start looking into new products that addressed my needs. That’s when I discovered The Ordinary. I loved that they had so many options to target specific needs and the price was amazing!! I decided to start with a few products and I am slowly working on incorporating more. Below are my experiences with the first three I bought that I have been consistently using for a month now. The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA I really love this moisturizer. It has a lightweight feel, yet my skin doesn’t feel thirsty a few hours later. I really enjoy this as it is summer right now and the lightweight feel makes my skincare feel moisturized yet still able to breathe. And when I have to wear a mask for prolonged periods, like at work, it doesn’t contribute to the maskne I had been experiencing prior to using. I am interested to see how well this works when I move as I am going from Oregon to Arizona and imagine that the lack of humidity may increase my skins need for moisture. But in the humidity of Oregon’s summer this has been a great choice for my dry skin. The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% I have tried a few different Vitamin C serums in the past and this one is the best so far. I have found that in the past that vitamin c serums either did nothing for me or left me with a chemical burn like rash. This one does sting, but I only had the rash occur once and it was one day while camping where I didn’t wash it off and apply sunscreen soon enough in the morning. I do have to stress that when they say PM preferred they really mean it. This makes your skin incredibly sensitive to sun so I only use it at night. Other than that I have noticed that it has really brightened my skin and made a big difference in the redness on my cheeks. I really like how quickly it absorbs in skin, making layering not take too long at night. The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I have enjoyed using this one my eyes as I definitely notice it tightening the skin around my eyes, but I haven’t seen much improvement of my dark under eyes. Will continue to use to see if I just need to give it more time.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Trusted Kiehl’s To Treat My Thirsty, Hyperpigmented skin
Kiehl's - Daily Reviving Concentrate If I can only pick 1 brand of skincare to use my entire life, it would be Kiehl’s. I’ve been a fan for years now since I’ve laid my hands on that blue bottle of midnight recovery serum. I’ve tried a number of their products and my skin just loves it. This Daily Reviving Concentrate has the same consistency as the Midnight Recovery Serum- it’s light, just a tad thicker than water. I use this in the morning to treat my thirsty skin after I double cleanse my face, and after applying toner and essence. I particularly love that it’s hydrating but it doesn’t leave my face oily. I can instantly feel its moisturizing properties but it’s not too much so as to leave my face greasy. It’s a good makeup base as it leaves a bit of a glow to my skin. Sometimes I like putting a teeny weeny drop on the side of my eye - the area where you normally apply highlighter - to highlight the high points of my face. I do that when I don’t have a foundation on, which is literally every day now because of the lockdown. I swear by this product. Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution I suffer from hyperpigmentation because I liked suntanning until about 4 years ago. Back then, I didn’t know that the sun rays would give me sun spots even if I wear SPF. Fast forward to today, I have learned my lesson and I try to stay out of the sun as much as I could. I love tanning so I just use self tanning products to fake a glow. Due to my sun frolicking days, I developed a bit of sun spots on my cheeks. I combat these by using products with vitamin C or niacinamide. I particularly love this dark spot solution from Kiehl’s as it has a mixture of different acids that help in brightening the pigmentation, plus it’s gentle. I have sensitive skin so it’s really easy for me to feel a slight tingling sensation when I use products with acids or vitamin C but this product is so gentle that I didn’t feel anything the first time I applied it. I have seen some improvements on the uneven texture of my face. The pigmentation on my cheeks have since lightened a bit. I also love the smell of this serum. It feels like I’m in a spa whenever I put it on my face. Definitely a must try if you’re looking for something gentle to treat your hyperpigmentation.
Kiehl's-Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
💓The Magic Ingredient Your Skin Can't Live Without!💓
I have allergy-prone skin especially when the season changes. My nose will dry up and flake very easily, causing itchiness. I'll always use squalane oil, when these issues come up because it's moisturizing and soothing. You may wonder what squalane is? Squalene, is naturally produced by the body. More specifically, it's produced by the sebaceous (oil) glands in our skin, which helps to keep the skin moisturized. Unfortunately, for all of us, our natural production of squalene slows significantly after the age of 30. Also, natural squalene isn't very stable, for skin-care purposes, we make it goes through a saturation process to become squalane, which is the version that makes it into our skin-care creams, face serums and oils to make our skin looks hydrated and young. If you are also interested in the great ingredient, let me introduce you two popular squalane skincare products — Haba Squalane Whitening Oil and The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane I made a comparison and it may be helpful if you'd like to try one of the: As for the texture: Absorption: Haba > The Ordinary. I think the Haba Squalane Oil is more easily absorbed as your face will feel a bit oily for a while after applying The Ordinary Squalane Oil. Price: Haba-$32.00 for 30ml The Ordinary-$7.90 for 30ml I have to say, The Ordinary is really affordable. Effectiveness: Haba > The Ordinary. I think both repair my skin well but The Ordinary sometimes causes acne breakouts because I have combination-oily skin. To sum up, I prefer to choose Haba. Lastly, I want to talk about how I use squalane oil: After washing my face and spraying some mist, I'll mixCeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and a drop of the squalane oil together then massage them onto my face. I'll add a facial cream in fall and winter but not in summer. I'll also use it by mixing it with my liquid foundation so that my makeup doesn't separate or become pasty.
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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