Morning Skincare Glow
So, I’m a big fan of the makeup-no-makeup look and for that I use Glossier, but for this picture I didn’t wear any makeup, just my morning routine! I’m still dealing with acne on my forehead, so I don’t like putting too many products or oily ones on my skin. This is my routine and if you like any of these products or want to try them, share your thoughts with me! M·S SKINCARE - MANTRA Skin Perfecting Cleanser
Glowing Skin W/O Makeup✨
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE
A Vitamin C Worth Trying ✨
I was able to test the newly released 15% Vitamin C Energy Serum by Youth to the People (every day for about a month) and have had such great results! Here are the things I love most about this: — No funky smell! If you’ve tried other Vitamin C serums, you know this is sometimes the case...but this has a super fresh scent with no added fragrance! — I’ve tried a few unstable vitamin c serums that have left my skin looking like I have blackheads all over, but this l has THREE stable forms of Vitamin C and leave me glowing and bright! — It has helped lighten my hyperpigmentation and leaves my skin looking so smooth and plump! I always prefer a Vitamin C that’s packaged in a dark bottle to ensure that it’s stable (even still that’s not always the case), but this special bottle has an added custom UV coating for ultimate protection from light and oxygen! I can honestly say that this is a product worth trying if you have hyperpigmentation issues and uneven skin tone!
My Favorite New Releases of 2020 😍✨
2020 may have been a complete dumpster fire, but at least there were some 🔥 new releases this year! Here are my personal favorites! 👇 ⠀ ⠀ DRUNK ELEPHANT 💜 𝐒𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐁𝐢𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲 * Yep, I’m cheating here because it’s technically not being released until 1/1/21 but IDGAF, I love it anyway 💦💦💦 ❤️ 𝐄-𝐑𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐤𝐢 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 * A serious staple in my routine, I use this Milki goodness daily. 😍 💛 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐓𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲 This is my chosen representative for the entire new hair and body line from DE because I seriously love every item. I’ve repurchased them all, Littles included. ⠀ YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE 🤎 𝟏𝟓% 𝐕𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐂 + 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐄𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐮𝐦 * I’ve only just started using this a few days ago, but it’s already landed on my favorites list because of this little factoid: every single vitamin C serum I’ve used in the past has caused me to break out within a day. Except this one! 😳😍 💛 𝐃𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐄𝐲𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 Silky yet light as a cloud, it melts into the skin, hydrates, and brightens. An eye cream experience! Enough said. 🤤 ⠀ FARMACY 💚 𝐃𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐒𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝟐% 𝐁𝐇𝐀 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫 The little flesh colored bumps on my forehead that I’m constantly prone to are nearly gone thanks to this gem! 😱😍 🍯 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐨 𝐔𝐥𝐭𝐫𝐚-𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫 A serious surprise product on my list! As in this deluxe sample knocked my socks off so much that I’ve become obsessed. OBSESSED. First impressions coming soon! ⠀ GLOW RECIPE 🧡 𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐚 𝐒𝐨𝐫𝐛𝐞𝐭 𝐄𝐧𝐳𝐲𝐦𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐦 I’ve been singing the praises of this balm recently. It’s a cleansing experience worth trying y’all! 🤤🙌 💖 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐍𝐢𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐰 𝐃𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐬 * Niacinamide + hydration + scrumptious watermelon scent that gives a gorgeous glow? Where do I sign up? ✨ ⠀ ⠀ What are your favorite new releases form 2020? Share with me down below! 👇🗣 ⠀ *Some items very kindly gifted 💝 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Sweet Biome Fermented Sake Spray Coming Soon DRUNK ELEPHANT - E-Rase Milki Micellar Water DRUNK ELEPHANT - Wild Marula Tangle Spray YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Dream Eye Cream With Goji Stem Cell and Ceramides FARMACY - Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleaning Toner FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
Current night routine 🌙
I wanted to share my current night routine for my skin, starting with when I shower, because it's really been working for me: 1. In the shower, I use a half pump of YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser to tighten pores, get rid of any gunk on my face, and to brighten. 2. After I'm done showering, my blood pressure tends to go up because of circulation improving, so I get in my pajamas and apply Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum to calm any redness. Then I brush my teeth. 3. Next, I spray a little bit of Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray all over and roll my face using my SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Quartz Facial Roller 4. I roll my face using the wide end, starting with my left cheekbone and go to the jawline while going in lines/diagonals on my cheeks. Then I do my forehead by going horizontally - the top first and moving down, focusing on my brow bones (bc of sinuses, same with cheekbones and undereyes), next is the right cheek same as the left, then chin, sides of nose & undereyes w/ small end, and I finish by going in lines like a fern - but the branches/stems, not the little leaves. starting in one spot, going out, and coming back but going to different spots each time until I get that area covered - I make 5 lines on both cheeks and forehead using this method. It's difficult to describe tbh - center between my eyes / middle of brow, for cheeks its by my ear opening) 5. After my face is all cooled off, I put on a dime-sized amount of either Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream or Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream and lather it all over onto my face and neck. 6. Don't forget your lips! I use either my birthday, coconut, or my recent fave - the fig Glossier. - Balm Dotcom 7. The last step is to spray some more of my Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray but I also have two other sprays - YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandhaand TATCHA - Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Thx for reading ! 😊
Full Glossier Look
I proclaim myself a Glossier ambassador because it’s the only brand I use for makeup looks other than my new Kat Von D lip liner and my trusty L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeliner. I made this a Reel on my Instagram if you want to check it out, but these are the products I used✨ (I have acne and none of these products have exacerbated it, thank goodness. I don’t use their foundation anymore because my skin doesn’t agree with anything foundation lol). Glossier. - Glossier. Lip Gloss It’s not my favorite lipgloss because it’s too thick and sticky, but I like the shine it gives especially when I want a glow. Glossier. - Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid I bought this serum a couple months ago and I’m not mad at it. It gives a subtle glow unlike my Becca Cosmetics compact, but it does the job. I apply it with my hands and in a few minutes I’m all set...to sit at home and work from my bed lol. Glossier. - Cloud Paint Duo I used the shade “Storm” and I like that it’s a deeper tone. It shows up on my skin tone and gives me a slight flushed look which is what a good blush should do, in my opinion. I’ve used it a little on my lips too just for a pop of color and right now this is my favorite product from Glossier Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream I’ll always give this moisturizer love. It gets rid of my dry flaky skin and because it’s thick it keeps my skin hydrated for quite some time.
Birthday haulll!! 😁✨
So because of quarantine, a bulk of my birthday was indulging - books, skincare, craft supplies.. The works.. And I wanted to share my skincare haul with you all! I prefer trying a product out before buying the full size so my skincare indulgences are typically mini-sized. I got the ones I've been wanting to try for a while now! And I'm excited to start a whole new routine next week! 🥳 I got the following products and I'll be basically just replacing them in my usual routine. #Sweet Chef - Discovery Kit[products]# Which has their Vit A, B, C serums, their superfood moisturizer and their Vit C mask. I've heard great reviews about their A and C serums and I'm excited to try them! BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ I've been wanting to try Biossance products one by one for a while and I wanted to start with the SPF since it's one of the products I'm always buying and use everyday. First two days, I notice it makes my skin a bit oily/sticky which I don't enjoy - but it has absolutely no white cast and so I'll use it for a few weeks before giving a final review. FARMACY - The Beehive: Best-Sellers for Glowing Skin I've been dying to try our their honeymoon glow and the beehive seemed like a good way to try it out the mini. I'm most excited for this one!! And finally, I bought a bunch of sheet masks from Nature Republic. I used the Aha/bha and hyaluronic acid mask already. Aha/bha mask is decent, takes time to absorb and has no drastic difference after one use. But again,I believe sheet masks are more of a spa time item and the only real difference a sheet mask can make is in hydration. And the hyaluronic acid mask was pretty good. Idk if I'll buy them again though. I'd rather get the Sephora sheet masks. NATURE REPUBLIC - Real Comforting Mask Sheet Hyaluronic Acid NATURE REPUBLIC - Real Comforting Mask Sheet [Aha/Bha] NATURE REPUBLIC - REAL COMFORTING MASK SHEET [VITAMIN C] NATURE REPUBLIC - Real Comforting Mask Sheet Ceramide To quickly summarize how I plan to use these products: - According to sweet chef, their vitamin B can be mixed with their other serums to that's what I plan to do. - Vit C, SPF in the mornings, Vit A and moisturizer in the evenings. I plan to use Honeymoon glow instead of Ordinary peel once a week. Cheers! 🥂
Shelfie: great products if you live in PNW!
I have dry/sensitive skin and these products have saved me while living here in Oregon. These products are all fragrance free and many of them contain highly moisturizing ingredients like omega fatty acids, ceramides, b5, squalane, and hyaluronic acid. The mad hippie cream cleanser is surfactant free. I use The Ordinary lactic acid on my days off from using Tretinoin Here’s my routine: AM Cleanse with Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser. While skin is still damp I apply my Paulas Choice Enriched Calming Toner. After this I use my Aveeno Calm + Restore triple oat serum. I then layer two oils from The Ordinary: b5 + amino acids and 100% pure squalane. I moisturize with Paula’s Choice Omega + Complex Moisturizer and protect with Biossance Zinc + Squalane SPF 30. The last step is an occlusive: Cerave Healing Ointment. I do not wear foundation but I apply Mineral Fusions BB cream. PM I use my Trilogy Rosehip Cleansing Oil to take off my BB cream and then my routine is mostly the same. Except instead applying The Ordinary after my serum I apply my licorice root serum from It’s Skin and my Rosehip Oil + Antioxidants from Trilogy. Every other day I apply Tretinoin and I put this on over my moisturizer to minimize peeling. On off days from Tretinoin I use my Lactic Acid 10% treatment from The Ordinary and I also apply my Cerave Healing Ointment over my moisturizer
How to Start your Asian Beauty Skincare Routine
There are a lot of benefits to an asian beauty skincare routine. Each step should target your specific skin needs. Below I share with you some products for when I made my starter routine. Focus on just 5 products to start and add on. I’m combination skin. Dry areas between eyebrows and chin, oily and produce sebum in nose area, enlarged pores on cheeks and a normal forehead. 😂 I benefit from the double cleansing method which is aimed to target each of my skin concerns. Stick to and build your own routine to prevent breakouts. I know it worked for me. 🤩 1. FIRST CLEANSER I use micellar water to remove build up and dirt 😍 on days I use BHA because I dry out too much using BHA daily. ✔️micellar water: It removes make up, dirt and targets my sebum and clogged pores. BIODERMA - Sébium H2O It’s a hybrid solution that doesn’t dry you out but removes excess oils! ✔️oil cleanser: Some Japanese skincare options for affordable cleansing oils:KOSE COSMEPORT - SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oilor DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream Gift Set. Kose one is mineral oil based and DHC one is olive oil based. It’s a trial and error to pick the right oils that won’t break you out. I splurged on TATCHA TATCHA - Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser just because I feel more secure knowing that camellia oil is purely non-comedogenic. I have used 100% camellia oil before on my skin and it helped close an acne scar overtime with skin rejuvenation properties. Other first cleanser options: ✔️cream ✔️milk ✔️balm 2 SECOND CLEANSER Choose between a foaming or gel cleanser that’s water based. pH levels matter as bacteria tends to flourish at a neutral pH 7 compared to an acidic level. Recommended to keep a pH level of 4.7 for healthy skin. Note: not everyone needs a second cleanser. I use HADALABO - Deep Moisturizing Whip Foam this is so moisturizing and is super cheap! A product that truly works. Cleanses you without dryness at a puff of cloud each pump. 3 HYDRATING TONER Stray from the notion that it should be alcohol or astringent based. To me, those toners are a means to calm redness but shouldn’t be a permanent part of your routine. Look for toners that contain humectants like hyaluronic acid. HADALABO - Gokujyun Premium Lotion In asian beauty, hydrating toners can be referred to as lotion. This one contains 5 different hyaluronic acids and leaves a plump and bouncy glow! 4 MOISTURIZER belif - The True Cream Aqua Bomb Aloe Vera I’ve been using this a lot more than my TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream recently because it is TOO HOT. It leaves a cooling feeling that moisturizes without being oily perfect for summer. 5. SUNSCREEN I won’t dive in why because IT’S A MUST! elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 MY FAVORITE! Non-white cast, non-sticky, non-comedogenic 🤤
DHC-Deep Cleansing Oil and Lip Cream Gift Set
Here’s a few favorites I’ve been loving First Aid Beauty cleanser I tested this one with my ph reader & it read as a 5.4 which is amazing! I also emailed them to be sure I calibrated right & they said it was between a 5-6 👏🏻 this cleanser gets me clean & doesn’t make me feel dry at all. My skin just feels soft & clean when I’m done. Elemis day cream sunscreen spf 50 absolutely in love with this white truffle goodness. Currently testing the Atrue Black Tea fermentation essence. I can’t really tell if it’s doing anything as of yet but I’m hanging in there with it. And Drunk Elephant baby Facial for a little pink.
ELEMIS-Dynamic Resurfacing Day Cream SPF 30
My favorite skin care products!
I am obsessed with the Milk makeup cleanser and moisturizer! I have been using them since may! Both products are vegan. The cleanser is perfect for someone like me with normal to dry skin. It doesn’t have a fragrance at all. It is kind of thick but I love that ! Some cleansers I have used in the past would leave my skin feeling weird and dry. I would also end up breaking out shortly after using other cleansers. My face feels soft and clean after using the milk vegan cleanser. I haven’t experienced and breakouts after using it. The moisturizer really helps keep my dry skin hydrated ! It is a little on the thicker side but it feels amazing on the skin. If you have oily skin I recommend only using it at night.
Milk MAKEUP-Vegan Milk Cleanser
my review on panacea The obvious thing about this brand to me at least is the incredible packaging. Grey is my fav colour, especially matte grey. I just love the simplicity & sleekness of the packaging. They nailed it! I’ve read mostly positive reviews on this cleanser. I can fully understand if you do have drier skin, this may not work for you, but I LOVE it. For $9 US, that’s a steal. -Daily Facial moisturiser Very very rarely do I get excited about a daytime moisturiser. I love this guy! I get excited to use it! It’s a very lightweight gel moisturiser that layers perfectly. Especially with the SPF. I use makeup on top & they all get along beautifully. Again, I don’t think this would be enough moisture for other skin types, but for us combo kids, it’s the perfect amount. I’m obsessed. -Daily Facial SPF broad spectrum 25 a really lightweight moisturiser that leaves no greasiness, heaviness, or white cast whatsoever. Ive even gotten my husband to put it on, he fully doesn’t wear sunscreen, but keeps mentioning how “good” this one feels. This summer I’ve finally found some incredible SPF’s & I’m so happy about it.
Becoming a little obsessed with “Krave” 😅
Disclaimer! I have combination- more oily, acne prone and sensitive skin, what may work for me may not work for you! If you want a soothing, no-frills moisturiser, I think I found you the perfect match After trying out the Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser I was at a point where my moisturiser was running out and thought I might as well try the Krave moisturiser too if I liked the cleanser so much. My previous moisturiser was too occlusive and thick for my skin type and made it difficult for me to layer other serums and steps in my routine. The Krave - Oat So Simple Water Cream is so light weight and has the texture between a light cream and a watery cream which is perfect for my combination- oily skin heading into spring. It sinks into the skin very quickly as well which is good if you have a lot of steps to your routine or dont like waiting in between. This is defiantly worth a try at least
Krave-Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
Hydrating cleanser 💦🥇
The first hydrating type cleanser I’ve ever used... On my (more) younger days I always used to use cleansers that strip my skin leaving me feeling squeaky clean because I had oily skin and thought that’s what I needed... Moving from the Caribbean to the US my skin type change from oily to a more combination/dry type. I experienced dry spots for the first time: my cheeks would look red and I could see the flaky, scaly patches on them. Watching skincare based YouTube channels (as Beauty Within, skincarebyhyram, James Welsh.... and more) I stumble upon the brand Krave Beauty, and after hearing all the good reviews decided to try a couple of their products. This is the first tube of the Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser I finished (already have two back ups), so is pretty clear I love it... it cleans my skin but hydrates it at the same time, which sounds amazing now that I have a more dry skin. My boyfriend who suffers from rosacea also loves it, it really helps him soothe his flare ups. I recommend this cleanser for any skin type to be honest, anyone would benefit from the skin barrier friendly ingredients in it. It has a gooey/gel type of consistency, and you can actually see the (I guess) hemp particles in it. It’s really a 5/5 ⭐️ for me.
Krave-Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
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