What I learned about CERAVE after 15 years 😱
It took me 15 years of buying moisturizers, serums and oils at every price point, and going through a whole rainbow 🌈 of skin reactions, to understand that when it comes to skin care less is WAY👏🏻MORE👏🏻. CERAVE is the best-kept secret of the skincare industry and here’s why! 🤫 CERAVE products actually work even if not all of them work for everybody in the same way. I can’t use their SPF day moisturizer and I couldn’t use this moisturizer on my face for the longest time either until I figured out my cleanser was causing all of the break outs. When you find the CERAVE product that works for you, it is nothing short of chef’s kiss 😘. I haven’t used anything but CERAVE on my face since it completely transformed my skin 2 years ago. Here are some of the moisturizers that were left sitting on my vanity, sad and alone when I found CERAVE. I still LOVE some of these brands but they’ve been replaced for good: (TOTAL = $1,078 😱🤯🤭😵😭) CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Oil-Free Gel
Brightening face creams
CeraVe Face Cream
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Jul. 15, 2020
mikachuYES I cannot agree with this more! I had been using Cerave for years, but during quarantine I got sucked into watching too many YouTube product reviews and started looking for new moisturizers that I thought would be better because they looked fancier and were more expensive... 🤦🏻♀️ My skin freaked out from me trying too many new products at once, and now I’ve switched back to Cerave and am working on repairing my skin 😅 Cerave is the perfect example of how skincare doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated to be effective!
Jul. 16, 2020·22 likes
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1 week update
thanks to all lovely beauties out there to take their time and add a comment on my last post. I was devastated by breakout, i was having from last 2-3 weeks and nothing seems to be working. Well i guess too many exfoliants was making my skin too sensitive so now i am back to basics. I have started what i was doing in the beginning and that seems to be working just fine. I think i was selfish to have a great skin in no time 🥴. If someone is just curious what i am doing right now then lets go to products. AM: ￼The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser ￼sukin - Pore Perfecting Toner Blemish Control it has tree oil which is good for acne prone skin ￼The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% ￼The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA ￼LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ as i have sensitive and oily skin this makes my face matte and oil free. I really like this one for oily skin or combination skin PM: ￼The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser ￼sukin - Pore Perfecting Toner Blemish Control ￼The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ￼The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (only on spots and acne 2-3 times a week) ￼The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA (once a week) ￼The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (once a week) ￼The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque (once a week) ￼The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane ￼tea tree oil only on spots Even if i have listed so many items i feel i have very basic skin care routine as most of the products are being used weekly or only 2-3 times a week. But in the end this routine is working out for me and i am seeing good progress which makes me happy. Again thanks to all who suggested me before ❤️❤️
Purging or breaking out ??
Can someone tell me if its purging or i am just started breaking out after almost 3 months of using The ordinary products ?? It was getting better but now on one side its getting worse. Products i am using ￼AM The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ PM The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque OR The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA OR The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane I have combination skin but after some research i have decided to go with these ones. If its only purging then i am happy but purging suppose to happen everywhere on face and this is only on left cheek specially on jawline that hurts ☹️ Thinking to use PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator to give it a try Thanks a lot lovely ladies
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COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream
COSRX - Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream I have the COSRX Advanced Snail Essence and that gives me so much moisture I thought I’d pick this up too. I love it! My face feels so much more hydrated and none of the ingredients irritate my skin, which is great! I use this right before I use my face oils and it doesn’t pill or anything. I 100% recommend this! “COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream is a satiny, lightweight cream formulated with 92% snail mucin and hyaluronic acid to help promote healthy skin repair, replenish hydration levels, soften rough skin, and illuminate tired complexions. Suitable for all skin types, especially dull, dehydrated skin. Key Ingredients: • Snail Secretion Filtrate: A snail extract that brightens, hydrates, and supports healthy skin repair • Hyaluronic Acid: Deeply moisturizes depleted skin Benefits: • Reduces redness and supports healthy skin repair • Nourishes and hydrates the skin without adding excess oil • Plumps the skin and supports skin elasticity • pH: 5.5-6.5 All COSRX products are dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and alcohol-free.”
Rate my routine, suggestions welcome 👌
Hey guys this is my first post. Most of these products I bought after reading reviews and learning how to read ingredient lists on here. I use YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser cleanser with an electric silicone face brush. This can be a little hard to fully rinse off but, my skin is soft and glows after. Then I use HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Spray to tone and prepare for my first essenceHADALABO - Gokujyun Premium Lotion which is very moisturizing and slimy. I use this for both the moisture and the niacinamide. I wait until it is fully dry the spritz more rose water and follow up with CosRx snail mucin ferment essenceCOSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence . After that I will either add this combo: The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane and then belif - Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask or the CosRx snail all in one cream COSRX - Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream to keep this oil on my skin and not my pillow lol Or go straight to Embryolisse - Lait Crème Concentré this is thick and I will either use it as a moisturizer or load it on as a sleeping mask. I mainly do skincare at night and I know that I should add a vitamin C and sunscreen during the day but, I haven’t found any moisturizing ones that I like yet/that are simple enough for me to slap on and give adequate protection. Please let me know your thoughts 😊
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HELP MY MOM OUT! Mature Skincare Suggestions?
Hi friends! I need your help to develop an ANTI AGING SKINCARE ROUTINE for my mom! She turns 60 years old in March.. Is a retinol newbie...She just started using OLAY - Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizerin December and says she likes the way it makes her skin feel and she is not experiencing any sensitivity. She is particularly concerned about her EYES She generally does not have very sensitive skin, but she doesnt like heavy fragrances either. WHAT DOES SHE NEED? I don’t know much about anti aging but I’m considering these products based on popularity and what she already has... opinions or any other suggestions? She is willing to pay for more expensive things if they work better! What is her routine still missing? Cleanser: ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Acids: colorescience - AHA/BHA Exfolitaing Cleanser by SkinMedica Serum: CLARINS - Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate Eye Creams: Day: LANCÔME - Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream Night: Murad - Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum Moisturizer: Day: OLE HENRIKSEN - C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer Night: OLAY - Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizer Oil: Jurlique - Age-Defying Firming Face Oil I WANT HER TO HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST PRODUCTS!!! PLEASE HELP HER OUT! I want to get this regimen together for her birthday in March! ❤️❤️❤️
That texture is just *chef’s kiss*
🍊 Let’s talk 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫𝐬! 🍊 I haven’t posted about moisturizers much, but I promise I use them! I have way too many open right now actually 🙈 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭? This is the OLE HENRIKSEN - C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer. Their website describes it like so: “This innovative, peachy-tinted gel crème instantly illuminates and delivers an energizing burst of 24-hour hydration. It targets fine lines and wrinkles, renews youthful radiance and firms skin—but that’s not all. C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème even improves makeup application, creating a smooth, hydrated canvas for foundation.” 𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: •𝟹 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯 𝘊: For addressing visible signs of aging •𝘙𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘞𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵: Rich in antioxidants to help nourish and condition skin 𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: This stuff smells AMAZING! I don’t always love strong-smelling products but this smells like summer & orange creamsicles and sometimes I literally open the jar just to smell it 😏 I find this cream very hydrating but still lightweight. I’d say it’s a perfect summer moisturizer, though my husband keeps stealing it lately so it may not last me til then! 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞: I got this in a Vitamin C kit because I was really wanting to try the Truth serum & the highly regarded Banana Bright Eye Cream. The kit was $40, and is an insanely good value. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to try this line of products! 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘳?? #CherieCreator
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Dirty Dozen Chemicals in my Skincare
I want to move towards a clean skincare routine. My current products were not purchased with clean skincare in mind, but I want to know how many of the Dirty Dozen chemicals are in my skincare. See my previous clean skincare posts for more details. Dirty Dozen Chemicals to Avoid: 1. Coal Tar Dyes 2. DEA / MEA / TEA 3. Phthalates / Parfum / fragrence 4. Formaldehyde releasing perservatives 5. Parabens 6. PEG compounds 7. Petrolatum 8. Siloxanes 9. Sulfates 10. Triclosan 11. Talc 12. Hydroquinone A quick summary, almost every product contains PEGs! PEGs (polyethylene glycols) are petroleum-based compounds that are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, known human carcinogens. 1,4-dioxane can be removed from cosmetics during the manufacturing process by vacuum stripping, but there is no easy way for consumers to know whether products containing PEGs have undergone this process. Here’s what’s in my current products: The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG ✅ clean The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil ✅ clean CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Oil-Free Gel ❌ contains paraffin ❌contains Petrolatum (Also contains dyes) Kate Somerville - Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment ✅ clean of dirty dozen SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment ❌ contains PEG-100, PEG-75 CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm ❌contains PEGs CLINIQUE - All About Eyes ❌contains PEGs ❌contains Petrolatum CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator ❌ contains PEGs (Also contains dyes) CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate ❌contains PEGs (Also contains dyes) CLINIQUE - Jumbo Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula ❌contains sulfates ❌contains PEGs CLINIQUE - Smart Custom-Repair Serum ❌contains PEGs (Also contains dyes) VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum ✅ clean from dirty dozen I’m new to reading labels, so if I’ve missed something let me know! What’s in your skincare?
My Holy Grail Moisturizer😌
My holy grail moisturizer of all times! I have tried many moisturizers throughout my skin journey but this one is so far the best one I have tried. I have tried many moisturizers that claim to provide moisture but don’t do anything and actually make may face feel tight, dry and somehow make my skin super oily. However, with this moisturizer I can actually feel my skin being moisture. It gives me the right amount of moisture my oily skin needs without feeling heavy or making my skin produce more oil than what it should produce. That being said I totally recommend this moisturizer specially if you have oily skin. If you have dry or normal skin Clinique has a lotion version of this moisturizer which is also amazing, I love to use it during the colder months. Also if you have sensitive skin this moisturizer is also safe for your skin because it doesn’t contain any fragrances. CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel & CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Oil-Free Gel (for normal, combination & oily skin) CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ & CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (for dry skin)
Summertime moisturizer ☀️
The product✨ Saturday Skin Featherweight Moisturizer, this moisturizer is packed with pomegranate extract which boosts firmness, peach fruit extract which promotes smooth skin, and avocado protein which is packed with vitamin C and E which promotes skin hydration. All this fruity goodness comes together to create a lightweight gel/cream texture with a slight citrus-y smell. This moisturizer is made for all skin types. ••• My thoughts✨ I’ve been using this for about a month and a half now and so far I really enjoy it! The texture is unlike anything I’ve really used because it feels like a thick gel, more than a cream. The container practically doesn’t weigh anything, I guess like a feather, but the product still manages to feel thick and hydrating. I use this as a daytime moisturizer and I’ve been mixing it with the versed vitamin c powder, and I love the combo together! As the weather has gotten warmer I was concerned this might be a little too thick for my oily skin, but it’s been light enough and my skin hasn’t been getting oily mid day like it normally would! I received this in a giveaway and it was apart of a Saturday skin kit, but this moisturizer, full size normally goes for $49 for 1.7 oz which is a little more than I would probably pay for a moisturizer right now, plus right now I have a bunch of others to get through so I won’t be repurchasing after I finish this product. ••• SATURDAY SKIN - Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream
Something different for my dry skin ❤️
Saturday skin is a very interesting brand to me. I think their products are extremely expensive and I don’t hear a lot about the brand overall. So when I received this free sample from Sephora I knew I had to give it a go. This cream “Featherweight” by Saturday Skin SATURDAY SKIN - Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream claims to be a lightweight daily moisturizer with an exclusive 7-peptide formula and multiple fruit extracts to help the skin’s renewal process while keeping the moisture barrier intact. The texture to me is SO strange. When I heard “light moisturizer” and “peptide complex” I immediately thought it might be similar in texture to Protini by drunk elephant. However, the texture is THICK and it reminds me 100% of Summer Fridays Jet Lag when you first apply it. Within 10 minutes, it’s sunk in and you’re ready for SPF or bed. I have to be honest, the fruit extracts I think burned my skin a little bit—I was feeling the tingle! At night, I applied it over a squalane oil and in the morning I applied it over both my hyaluronic acid serum and my squalane oil. In the morning I used a nickel sized amount and experienced awesome hydration with little tingling—I had more at night for sure. I’m not sure if “daily moisturizer” is a fair statement to make for those with sensitive skin. I would probably advise against it if you are prone to rosacea or redness. For $50 for 1.69oz of product, it’s pretty on par with other luxury moisturizers but I don’t think I could EVER justify that for this—if you have oily/combination skin, go for it!! But if you are dry or redness prone, stay away. I am giving this 3 out of 5 stars due to the price and the tingles it gave my sensitive skin.
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Subscription boxes. Are they worth it?
Shown is Ipsy’s November Glam Bag Plus. At one time I was subscribed to around 6-7 monthly to quarterly sub boxes. I had just decided to really get into skincare and figured one way to learn more would be by sampling products. After a few months I realized I was learning more from my peers on social media and wasting A LOT of products (and makeup) that I wouldn’t use so I canceled all but one, @myfacetory Ipsy is one of the subscriptions I would have considered keeping had I not had a load of products piling up. It’s reasonably priced and you do get a fair amount of brand name products to try. I wouldn’t say I’ve been “wowed” by them as of late but again, you definitely get what you pay for GB $12 - GBP - $25 They recently added a bunch of options for your “add-on” day and if you’re quick to grab some of the good stuff, you can usually score some great products for a fraction of their price. I managed to pile up about 12 eyeshadow pallets in the year of being subscribed. Bronzers and lipsticks are the other filler item companies seem to be consistent on. If you love makeup, sub boxes are your thing! I do enjoy makeup and can get quite obsessed with it, but not as much as I do with skincare. This months Glam Bag (GB) & Glam Bag Plus (GBP) I gave all 3⭐️ as I haven’t had a chance to use them). I will say I sadly am unimpressed with GB. I’m all for discovering new brands but not for dime store products. I just feel they could do better. GBP- (pictured) ￼Laura Geller Pallete ￼Murad - Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream ￼tarte - Sugar Rush Lip Sip Vegan Lip Oil ￼Araceli - Ojos Perfectos Liquid Eyeliner ￼JULEP - Eyeshadow 101 Eyeshadow Stick GB- ￼Moda Blush Brush ￼AMELIORATE - Smoothing Body Exfoliant ￼ciaté - Watermelon Burst Hydrating Lip Oil ￼IBYBEAUTY - Travel Size Radiant Glow Highlighter ￼Jonteblu felt tip eyeliner pencil I added on - ￼GLOW RECIPE - Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream -trial size ￼TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser - trail size ￼Kate Somerville - Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream - not quite sure what size. They forgot my add-ons so are sending them separate. So in conclusion, for me subscription boxes are no longer my thing. If you’re one to like to experiment and are not picky, nor is your face not picky about what you put on it I’d say go for it. It’s fun getting boxes every month, feels like Christmas every time and most now let you pick an item or two now. Let me know if you’re curious about a certain sub box. I’ll be sure to tell you my honest experience with them. Much ❤️🍒
Fall in love with my morning routine 🍁
Anyone else love taking their time to do their skincare routine in the morning?! ⠀ Now I don’t have time to do this entire routine every morning but most days I love waking up an extra 5 minutes early just to do my in depth routine. ⠀ With the colder months coming and mascne still being a thing in my life hydration is key for me ⠀ Here’s a breakdown of my morning routine 🍁 cleanser: I have been loving the @instanatural_beauty vitamin c cleanser in the morning. It’s not only gentle but helps to brighten my complexion which is everything I look for especially during these dreary cold months insta natural - Vitamin C Cleanser, Anti-Aging ⠀ 🍁 vitamin c: I have been using the @paulaschoice C15 super booster for a few months now. I have to say it’s not necessarily my favorite and I definitely miss my @farmacybeauty very cherry. It’s more of a liquid serum and does cause a slight tingle but overall I don’t hate it. PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster ⠀ 🍁 Hylauronic acid: @earthharbor Celestine is my one true love! Not only does it smell amazing but it’s not sticky on my skin and keeps it hydrated all day long. EARTH HARBOR - Celestine Hydra-Plumping Peptide Serum ⠀ 🍁 moisturizer: @katesomervilleskincare goat milk moisturizer is perfect for the AM. It’s light enough to not be too heavy on your skin but gives the perfect amount of hydration. It’s a silky formula and I love it! Kate Somerville - Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream ⠀ 🍁 Face oil: Now I haven’t always been a face oil gal! I have normal-combination skin so I don’t suffer from dry skin much but with masks I find that breathing back onto my skin all day dries out my chin terribly. I like to use @sundayriley ceo glow every morning to not only nourish my skin but to help give it even more of a brightening boost! SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil ⠀ Have you tried any of these products in my AM routine?
Combination Skin in summer/winter must have!🤩🤩🤩
For mixed skin, skincare products need to change with the seasons. My skin tends to get oily in the summer, but it gets very dry in the winter, so my skincare products also vary according to my skin condition. I like this Set of Hydra Quench Moisturizing Cream from Clarins very much. There are two kinds of this product. One is of cream texture,CLARINS - Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream which is more moisturizing and suitable for dry skin or mixed skin in winter. One is made of a gel texture, CLARINS - Hydra-Essentiel Cream Gelwhich is fresher, more suitable for oily skin or mixed skin in summer. What I like most is its fragrance, which is very reassuring. Clarins has always been a skincare brand whose main ingredient is safe, and even pregnant women can use it. For this, I am also very relieved of its products. After a long-term period of using, my skin condition is getting more and more stable. The price is not very expensive, I bought a set in the duty-free shop at the airport, the price of the set is less than 60 dollars. I usually use two bottles of alternately, which can be used for a long period, about half a year. This set of facial creams doesn't have anything else to offer, it's pure moisturizing. However, moisturizing is an important and easily overlooked part of your daily skincare routine. Simple moisturizers can't be ignored, so a bottle of soothing moisturizer is important for all seasons. Keeping your skin hydrated means maintaining a good balance of oil and water, protecting your skin's barrier, and your skin will be in better condition. It's important to choose the right moisturizer for you at the right time.
Hi! I’m new to this app and generally have clear skin. However, I think some things I notice about my skin are: -uneven tone -dark circles (they run in my family, so I think there’s only so much I can do for them...) -dullness/fatigue -random acne breakouts on temples, between eyebrows, and forehead I’ve posted three photos from the last couple of weeks. My current routine is: AM- Neutrogena - Gentle Scrub Oil Free CLARINS - Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum CLARINS - Hydra-Essentiel Cream Gel Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 StriVectin - R&R Eye Cream PM- CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream Neutrogena - Healthy Skin, Eye Cream Have invested in three Ordinary products that I should receive in a few days. They include: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Any recommendations for the skin concerns I have? Many thanks!!!!
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If you want to try La Mer here’s the chance!
Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Year of the Ox. Where are all my Oxen 🙋🏻♀️ Sephora has just released a Lunar New Year Favourites kit that is an AMAZING value to try some luxury skincare. Retails for $75CAD and values at $310CAD. I don’t know if I’ll ever be willing to pay $250+ for 1oz of face cream 😱 but this kit lets you try three luxury face cream plus many more items for only $75! Plus Sephora also has an offer, spend $88 and get a $10 coupon off your next purchase. Some of the items in the kit that I’m excited about are: LA MER - LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream Includes 7ml: retails for $245CAD 1oz = $60 value SK-II - R.N.A. POWER Anti-Aging Face Cream Includes 15ml: retails for $306 for 80ml = $57 value Sulwhasoo - Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream Light Includes 5ml: retails for $317 for 60ml = $25 value CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution Includes 10ml: retails for $89 for 30ml = $30 value LANCÔME - Advanced Génifique Face Serum Includes 7ml: retails for $99 for 30ml = $33 value SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum Includes 8ml: retails for $112 for 30ml = $30 value TATCHA - Luminous Dewy Skin Sheet Mask 1 mask = $16 value Plus 6 more items including fragrance and make-up!
My new love of drug store brands
La Mer user in recovery lol. It all started when I realized they had no acne products or any containing the usual, key ingredients. So a long journey of The Ordinary, the Inkey list, and La Roche Posay- I have no use for La Mer. I’m all about tried and tested products now. Key ingredients and proper concentrations. Really, buy the Marine Hyaluronics from The Ordinary and add it to any ol’ lotions. Then enjoy the freedom and The Ordinary - Marine Hyaluronics LA MER - LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) massive savings of relying on the tried and true ingredients- not the brand who’s mystical backstory involves a psychic trying to contact the original manufacturer from the grave to get his recipe. The only thing that La Mer soothes is my ego.
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Absolutely loved the magic cream and elixir
I am very new to makeup, have dry skin prone to eczema. Used Charlotte Tilbury - Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and Charlotte Tilbury - Magic Cream Moisturizer as a base. Followed with Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation I would love to get some help with my dark eyes and everything else that’s not done right. I use Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado which is great to hydrate but I’m not able to color correct and conceal well. I have tried tarte - Shape Tape Star Squad Conceal & Brighten Duo but what am I missing?
Tilbury Magic Elixir
We first received this product during Nordstrom Anniversary event this last year as part of a set. Tilbury sent us the tester so of course we had to try them out. The serum itself is super silky and soft. I swear the pores on my hand just opened up and sucked it all in (dry skin probz) and you know I have hella sensitive skin so I was a bit concerned to put it on my face. Given that I use Charlotte Tilbury - Magic Cream Moisturizer I was sure it wasn’t going to bother my face and it didn’t. Went on super smooth and my face had an instant glow! What it is: A Vitamin C and Polyglutamic Acid anti-aging serum that reduces appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, visibly brightens, and plumps skin for flawless makeup application. Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily Skincare Concerns: Dark spots, pores, and loss of firmness and elasticity Formulation: Lightweight Serum Highlighted Ingredients: - Golden Vitamin C: This more stable form of vitamin C evens and brightens skin tone more thoroughly than traditional vitamin C. - Polyglutamic Acid: Four times more hydrating than hyaluronic acid, it acts as a plumper-looking skin filter to reduce appearance of fine lines. - Niacinamide 5%: Minimizes the appearance of pores, improves visible skin texture and tone.
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How I Built an Entire Routine for Under $150
For a long time I was intimated by skincare because it seemed very expensive and overwhelming. How do I know what to buy 🤷🏻♀️ When I started noticing wrinkles that was enough of a push for me to invest in skincare. Here’s some great lessons I’ve learned to build your skincare routine affordably: 1. Research to figure out what you need- here’s where my love of @cheriestarted! I read lots of reviews, advice, so I knew what type of products I should buy and what ingredients I should focus on. 2. Keep it Simple It’s easy to want to buy new products, adding new steps or ingredients to your routine, or try out the hype after reading reviews! Focus on your concerns and add slowly to give your skin time to adjust and see what’s working. It’s better to have a few great products that you love than many products you don’t use. I started with: Cleanse AM antioxidant serum, PM anti-aging serum Moisturizer Sunscreen Toners, eye cream, facial oil, and masks can be extras if you are looking to save money 3. Spend your money on the middle - if you can only splurge on one product make it the serum! This has the most benefit. Drugstore cleansers, moisturizers, and spf are great! 4. Try some great affordable brands such as The Ordinary, The Inkey List, Versed, or CeraVe 5. Buy trial size first, Value Sets or better free rewards before investing in a new product 6. Once you’ve found your Holy Grails keep your eyes open for sales to stock up, join the brands mailing list or reward program, buy value size Here’s my current skincare line-up and how much it cost me: CLINIQUE - Jumbo Liquid Facial Soap Mild Use AM & PM Bought on sale for $27 for 13.5oz CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Use PM Free from Clinique rewards pixi - Glow Tonic pixi - Milky Tonic Rotate PM Bought multi-pack on sale for $22 OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème Use AM and / or PM Bought on sale $25 The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Use AM $6.80 VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum Use AM $26.99 OLAY - Wrinkle Correction Serum with Vitamin B3+ Collagen Peptides Use PM Bought on sale for $32 BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum Use PM 1-2 times per week Free from Sephora Rewards Bazaar CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator Use AM & PM Free gift with purchase from Clinique CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Instant Brightening Moisturizer Use PM when not using lactic acid Free offer with purchase from Sephora The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Use PM $9.90 (Not pictured) currently using my kids Banana Boat Kids Simply Protect SPF 50 as my sunscreen
All my lovely moisturizers emptied in 2020
I will get another jar of TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream for next winter and fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer when everything else Going on is emptied. I can’t live without moisturizers, day or night.
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CeraVe Facial Mosituriser: Sunscreen and Lotion!
Hey Beauty’s 🙋🏽♀️ I started using CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin four weeks ago. I needed a new day cream as I had completed a 3 month trial using Auquest 5 Second Wrinkle Cream. I posted my results in January so if you want to know more check out my previous post. ☺️ CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin was highly recommended here so, Cherie 🍒 made me buy it! Although it’s for normal to dry skin, it also works well for people with skin conditions, like psoriasis. I suffer from psoriasis. 🙃 I have combination skin which is more on the oily side but I really wanted to give CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin a try as it’s recommended by dermatologists. CeraVe was developed by dermatologists and uses a patented formulation to protect the skin barrier. The Company call the formulation, Multivesicular Emulsion Technology. It’s ensures CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin will be time released throughout the day for complete hydration. It also uses three different ceramides which help retain water 💧 and strengthen and repair the skin barrier. My thoughts 💭 🧚♀️ It’s fragrance free, no parabens and non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores), ✅ which is great since I have larger than average pores 🙃 🧚♀️ CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin has an SPF 15 with broad spectrum protection and can be classed as a secondary sunscreen in Australia. An SPF15 can block 93.3% of UVR compared to SPF30 which blocks 97%. So technically I feel I could use it as my sunscreen but, because I’m 45, I like to apply an SPF30. ☺️ 🧚♀️ It has a nice lightweight texture and easily absorbs into your skin. I didn’t purge when I added it to my day routine! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 🧚♀️ My skin loves this cream, it feels smoother and softer and it keeps my skin hydrated 💦 all day. 🧚♀️ It retails for $22 in Australia 🇦🇺 I love the price point! Although I’ve only been using it for a month, I’m giving CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin 4 stars!!!! It’s ticked a lot of boxes for me but as it’s only my initial review I didn’t want to give it too much Kudos. I’m loving it and feel a little sad as I have a new GLOW RECIPE - Banana Soufflé Moisture Creamthat I’d like to trial after the CeraVe. But, I don’t really want to swap it out. 😂😂😂 I guess that’s the Dilemma of being a Creator. I don’t always keep using what’s working because I like to review new products. 🙃 Let me know if you tried the CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin and if it worked for you. I’d love to hear from you. Have a wonderful day! Jade ☺️
Just wanted to share my journey struggling with acne. Growing up I had perfect clear skin, no acne whatsoever, was comfortable going in public with no makeup on and I had a perfect complexion until I graduated high school and I started breaking out. I used to call it, puberty but backwards lol. I tried everything and nothing worked on me. I even tried changing my diet and stopped eating dairy and meat all in one but still, nothing changed. I even drank more water and that didn’t do anything either. I started watching Dr. Dray on YouTube about a couple years ago and I feel like she’s changed my routine. She says less is more and I swear by that. Remember: what works for me may not work for you. My skin is no where near perfect, but I’m extremely happy with how far I’ve come 🤍 Morning Routine: - (I try to wash my face once a day. Usually wash with only water in the morning) ￼Sometimes I use Panoxyl if I’m breaking out. ￼COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (On damp skin) ￼The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum ￼ The Ordinary Azelaic Acid ￼Neutrogena - Sensitive Skin Oil-Free Moisture ￼CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 Night Time Routine: ￼CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser ￼COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence ￼The Ordinary Niacinamide and Zinc ￼CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum ￼CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin When I first started my skincare journey, I mainly started out small using cleanser, moisturizer and SPF then slowly incorporated these serums into my routine. I started using products with no fragrance in them and I feel like that helped my skin out a lot. Also, I highly recommend watching Dr. Dray on YouTube!
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Hello everybody who has hearted my posts to see my skin care journey (: This is what my skin has been looking like still using all of the same products! The only thing I’ve added is a jade roller just because it’s sooooo relaxing lol. I do have acne scars and rosacea, but I’ve noticed my rosacea is reduced when I treat my skin well. Now remember I’m also 9 months Preggo and haven’t been eating the best 😬 Guilty I know, but my skin is looking so much healthier and glowier! I don’t have perfect skin, but I do see a huge improvement from what I’ve dealt with in the past. First I still use the THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm balm to remove my makeup. Oats are very calming for your skin and reduce redness so I love the way this feels when I double cleanse. Next I rinse that off well and go in with my LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser This stuff hasn’t broken me out once and I have very sensitive skin so I definitely recommend just trying it out for yourself. After I cleanse my skin I go in with my PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator as a toner. (Only use at night) This stuff is strong, but I find using it only at night helps more because I’m not adding so much to my face. This has helped reduce my pores and also clear some mild breakouts and redness on my face. Next I go in with my amazing oil I got of amazon Cos De BAHA - Azelaic Acid 10% Serum with Niacinamide Acne Scar Removal + Redness Relief Face Now this stuff is AMAZING. I apply this with the dropper every morning and night and it is a miracle worker!! I would rate this more than 5 stars. It helps calm your skin and also helps with breakouts, hyperpigmentation and so much more. After this step I use my Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer The reason I give it three stars is because it’s just your average basic moisturizer to me.. it works, but I’m sure there’s better moisturizers out there. For the price though it’s worth it if you want something easy. Next step after is always sunscreen in the morning! Never at night for me and I use GARNIER - Green Labs Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream SPF 30 I only have been using this since December so I won’t give it five stars yet, but this is a good 3-1 face serum with spf! One thing I like is it doesn’t leave a white cast on me. Things I don’t like is how it has a lot of fragrance and it also can burn my eyes sometimes. If anyone has a better spf to try let me know (: That’s all I do for the morning and night time and then of course use my jade roller to feel relaxed. I do use my THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream but I don’t see a difference on my under eyes. I’ll keep you all updated again soon ! ❤️
Update with the Process...
I'm going to be totally honest😔 I know it has only been a month with Apostrophe (and other recommended products by their derm) but so far I am not liking the outcomes. The first week I started off by putting the prescription on 3 nights a week. My face definitely got irritated the first night which led to my decision on limiting the usage. I started to use the prescription everyday by the 3rd week. Since then I have not felt like I've had any improvements on my acne. I am not giving up just yet, but I do hope to see some improvement at least by March. 🤞 🌼Apostrophe - Topical Formula 🌼CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion 🌼CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin 🌼CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser 🌼Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer
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Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
THE BEST MOISTURIZERS I HAVE EVER BOUGHT
These are my HOLY GRAIL moisturizers. I spent so much time looking for the perfect moisturizers, and I have arrived! 🤩 And everyone could benefit from any of these. I'm a huge believer in that even if you don't have "sensitive skin" it's so important to use moisturizers with non-irritating, and barrier protecting ingredients, that won't clog pores or cause breakouts. I am super prone to clogged pores, fungal acne, and breakouts, and I am extremely picky about my moisturizers. I only use ones that don't clog pores! For my oily skin babies, the #La Roche-Posay - TOLERIANE FLUIDE OIL FREE MOISTURIZER[products]#[FiveStars] is amazing! In the winter I found it to be not moisturizing enough, but in the summer it was perfect for my combo skin. There is no chance this moisturizer will clog pores or irritate breakouts. It's so lightweight and wears great under makeup. It's also oil, essential oil, and fragrance free. I do find this a bit overpriced, especially since I went through it pretty fast. It's the most expensive out of the three of these, being about $30. Some say this is purely an oily skin moisturizer, but I think anyone can benefit from the Benton - Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel I love using this especially after a chemical peel or when my skin is irritated. It's extremely calming and redness relieving. I find it to be both moisturizing and hydrating, especially when I lock it all in with my vanicream moistuizer which I will mention next! This gel is the only moisturizer I use on my forehead because it's AMAZING for FUNGAL ACNE. It has antibacterial properties and doesn't promote growth in fungal acne. It's smoothed down my forehead so much, and it's only like $15! Now let me tell you about the #Vanicream - Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer [products]#[FiveStars] . This is the BEST moisturizer I've ever owned in MY LIFE. Even though I don't have super oily skin, I still crave a deeply moisturizing moisturizer with ceramides and humectants. But most of them out there aren't suitable for acne prone skin. So for those of ya'll with DRY, ACNE-PRONE skin, you will LOVE this. Same with aging skin, sensitive skin...if you have SKIN you will love this. This moisturizer has squalene, Glycerin, and 5 key ceramides, and it's $14.99! And it's guaranteed NO reaction or NO sensitivity, which I love. I picked this up after I was sick of using the DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream and found that it was breaking me out, and wasn't moisturizing enough. It has about the same texture, but the vanicream is less gel-like. BUT with the added antiaging and peptide/ceramide benefits, you could say this was a dupe for the DE one...just better!
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7 day update:Mandelic Acid 4 hyperpigmentation
I love love love The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA . As you can see when i first used it I was flakier . However I got it under control using OLE HENRIKSEN - Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer which also has BHA/AHAs in it . In the morning I don’t peel as much. I can’t wait to see my skin in 3 weeks . My texture has improved significantly . I will post the other serums I am using later on .
It transforms as it says!!!
If you are looking for a not very expensive, light weight, full coverage , silky moisturizer this might be best for you. I was really looking for a light weight and non sticky moisturizer. Tatcha was my favorite, but it was Expensive for me. I found this then. Its really good . Do soft under make up. Just a pea size you can cover your face and neck. I am just waiting it’s youthful effects to work on me. I will update that too. It claims anti aging and spot correction etc. two weeks so early to tell. So far so good. I definitely recommend this. It was 40$ , not very expensive yet do good.
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YTTP Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream Review
[PRODUCT REVIEW] Moisturizer YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream ￼Vegan ￼Cruelty free ￼Gluten free What it is: A lightweight gel-cream with Kale extracts (phytonutrients, vitamin C/E/K), green tea extracts (antioxidants) and hyaluronic acid. It claims to help fight free radicals and also replenish and support healthy skin barrier. $48/60mL (2 oz). Texture: Lightweight gel cream. Not greasy. Absorbs fast. Smells light and refreshing. My experience: It was one of my favorite moisturizers back when my skin was more oily and I didn’t have to deal with NYC winter nor staying inside with heat blowing on my face 24/7. That being said, I still like it a lot. I love the texture and the scent. It helps with my redness too. I think it’ll be a great summer moisturizer for me (mid 20s, combination textbook skin). But right now, it doesn’t lock in as much moisture as I need it to.
These are my empty moisturizers! 😩 I love these products dearly. They’re all lightweight in texture yet super hydrating 🤍 @freshbeauty Lotus youth preserve moisturizer- this moisturizer is packed with antioxidants and it helps prevents signs of visible aging. fresh - Lotus Anti- Aging Daily Moisturizer 🤍 @youthtothepeople superfood air-whip moisture cream- I’m definitely getting this in it’s bigger size. You all know #yttp delivers all the time and this moisturizer is no exception. This moisturizer is packed with antioxidants-rich superfood such as kale, hyaluronic acid and green tea. It is said to help fight free radicals while replenishing and supporting the skin barrier function and its also great for every skin type 😍 YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💙 @belifcanada true cream- You all know how I feel about this cream. I love how it leaves my skin supple, smooth and deeply nourished. Great for all skin types belif - The True Cream-Moisturizing Bomb 💚 @farmacybeauty Daily Greens gel moisturizer- this is definitely getting repurchased. This is an oil free moisturizer that delivers lasting hydration while clearing pores and reducing shine. This moisturizer is great for combination and oily skin.FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya
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All my lovely moisturizers emptied in 2020
I will get another jar of TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream for next winter and fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer when everything else Going on is emptied. I can’t live without moisturizers, day or night.
My PTR FAMILY
My overall feeling is they are quite potent whatever the product is. They do their jobs effectively. You will feel being treated really.
💟 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 💟 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐭𝐨: visibly brighten & help restore skin barrier. Help reduce the appearance of fine lines and provide intense hydration. 𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 : biomimetic peptides, niacinamide, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, shea butter and soybean sterols Hands down. One of my top cerave products! This is one of the few thick occlusives I don’t get breakouts from. I think it’s just fabulous and i’ve only been seeing positive results from using it. This is a perfect moisturizing cream if you’re on tretinoin like me. Works great especially on dry patches. It is balmy and thick but it spreads well. It feels a lil greasy on my t-zone after applying but does fade overnight. This also still layers well with other products. I don’t have fine lines or wrinkles but this leaves the skin sealed with moisture throughout the night and makes the skin looking rejuvenated when you wake up in the morning. I see realistic results from this and I think it would deliver what it claims after a period of time. I believe mature skin would benefit the most from this product 👍🏻 - on some nights I would use this on my eye area only. this makes a great non-irritating eye cream! 💜 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞: $13.98 for 1.7 oz on amazon. (quantity is like half of the bottle’s size only) 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
CeraVe-Skin Renewing Night Cream
Thoughts on the PM Cream
Finally finished CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream This little baby contains: hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide, barrier replenishing ceramides and peptides. It designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, with its MVE Delivery Technology (that will continually release moisturizing ingredients for 24 hour hydration). Thoughts: It does have a non-greasy feel to the skin. It also leaves the skin feeling soft after applying and when waking up. It does not, however, feel as hydrating as the moisturizing cream does. I feel I have to put a lot more of the night cream on to not feel as dry. Which is why, overall, I prefer CeraVe's CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin (for thoughts on this one 👆🏻 refer to my 'Get Unready with me PM' post) CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream Additionally, I'm honestly not one to believe in eye creams as they are not only unnecessary but just thicker moisturizers. Plus most eye creams tend to break my under eye area out--even this one. I still do like it though because of it's amazing ingredients like Ceramides, HA, Niacinamide, and that it also delivers it's MVE Delivery Technology to the under eye. I will always love CeraVe because of its simplicity, ingredients and the fact that their products are fragrance free.💙💜
CeraVe-Eye Repair Cream
💓Game Changers💓 They SAVED My Extremely Dry Skin!!!
My sensitive, dry skin peels like crazy during the change of seasons. Sometimes I can't put on makeup, and even cleansing hurts a lot. After battling with this skin problem for over a month, my skin has finally stabilized. Let me share the products that I've used. Its maybe helpful for those with the same skincare concern. LA MER - LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream works really well when my skin is unstable. It's more lightweight, and doesn't need to be emulsified before applying. It can be easily absorbed just by lightly patting it on with my fingertips. However, it only really helps maintain my skin balance. The only downside is that its sooooooo pricy 😫😫😫. So I will in introduce some affordable choices I've found. Avène - Skin Recovery Cream Rich This product can even repair peeling and flushed skin! I like how it's packaged. You squeeze the cream out so its content is not exposed to the air. It's recommended to apply it little by little so as to not apply too much, because it balls up easily. Use it continuously for a week to see your skin restored back to health. You can buy this if you are not ready to commit to the price tag of La mer. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration It's cheap and worth its price. It has a very thick texture but it soothes pain really effectively. However, it causes acne breakouts on my face, so I usually only use it when my skin peels like crazy. And I only slather the thick lay of the stuff on my face for a while and then wash it off. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream It contains oil but it doesn't feel heavy and it spreads easily. I usually use it during the day. However, it's not moisturizing enough and doesn't provide enough restorative care for dry skin so I'll use it with other products in my nighttime skincare routine. Have you ever try one of them? Share with me your experience!
LA MER-LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream
“Simplicity is key” is not a cliche
I’m a chemistry graduate weening her way into the personal care sciences to make effective skincare and makeup that has a long lasting effect on the way your skin treats you. I have a deep passion to help people around me understand what the hell is going on with their skin. More often than not, the issue is... we be doin too much. I don’t have problematic skin per say but she is sensitive, picky, and temperamental. For a while I fell down the 10 step skin care routine rabbit hole. I put a toner on my face, a serum, another serum, aloe Vera gel, and two heavy moisturizers. I thought that would make me glowy. Wrong. Instead what happened was my skin started growing bacteria. Fungal acne, my new worst enemy. There was too much going on. I had little spots on my forehead I couldn’t get rid of. So like any other skin care junkie I decided to combat it with even MORE products. When that didn’t work, I thought about how my skin was in high school. A single pimple during my time of the month and that was it. Why wasn’t my skin fussy back then? It’s cuz I didn’t do much back then. I scaled back. I used simple skin care with simple ingredients. I used skin care from the same brand to see if the way they work together benefitted me. Low and behold, my fungal acne was defeated. But then came eczema. As I’ve gotten older, my seasonal allergies have taken over my life. Not only do I have to go out of my way to keep itchy eyes and sneezes at bay, but eczema so graciously decides to find a home under my eyes. Insert eye creams. Insert... two eye creams. Truly a dynamic duo. All the products tagged here are my holy grail items. I’m loyal to them and will die for them. They continually fix my skin when she’s acting up and give her a pat on the back when she’s behaving. I’m back on my cycle of getting one blemish per month and I keep that at bay with DifferinGel & acne patches. Sometimes when we cut back, our skin will thank you. Tips: Don’t wet your face before putting this cleanser on. Weird. I know. But don’t. Let your dry skin drink this in first. Then add water to foam it up after it’s completely rubbed in. Your skin will feel 10 times more moisturized after cleansing this way. Don’t towel dry your face. Let it air dry. Pat the water in. Use a hand fan. A sopping wet face? Yeah. That’s what we want. Letting your face air dry allows your face to drink that water! The Hyaluronic acid serum retains water from the air and the water already on your skin. Youre giving your serum a boost if you let your face air dry. That’s where the moisture will be retained from.
CeraVe-Eye Repair Cream
This is todays routine, I like to keep it lightweight in the warm weather otherwise my face melts off 😅 Jurlique revitalising cleansing gel- I’ve been sampling this and I’ve been loving it! Its a lightweight gel cleanser packed with botanicals - it rebalances oil and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean without feeling tight or too drying like other gel cleansers. It also smells of peppermint 🍃 which I love. The Ordinary The Buffet serum- I’m not sure wether this is making me break out a little?... ever since I’ve been using it I’ve been suffering with breakouts. I really don’t want this to be the culprit because I was so excited to be using this - an anti ageing serum packed with peptides and Hyaluronic acid. I’m going to persevere with this and see if it keeps happening. If it does I’ll stop usage and see if it clears. Cerave Eye contour repair- My eyes are sensitive And this is the only eye cream I’ve used that doesn’t sting my eyes. Origins Ginzing energy boosting gel moisturiser- Loved this for a while- it’s the perfect daytime moisturiser and sits beautifully under make up! Nivea Hydrocare spf15 lip balm- I apply this over my lip liner. La Roche-Posay Anthelios spf 50+ sunscreen - sampling this, So far so good. Does leave a slight white cast but sinks in quick!
My eczema/ dry skin moisturising routine
It’s taken my a long to time to perfect my moisturising routine for my dry/ eczema prone/ sensitive skin but I think I’ve finally done it! Using all these products together helps keep my skin hydrated, dewy and smooth. No more itchy, flakey raw, red skin!! First I start with the water drench eye gel Followed by the water drench cloud cream then continuing on with the first aid beauty ultra repair cream And finally rosehip oil Remember if you’re going out in the sun avoid putting the rosehip oil on because you’ll get burnt real fast! Best to put that one on at night or the days you spend more time inside. Let me know what you guys think !
sukin-Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 50ml
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