43 years old. Picture: March 19, 2020 I have large pores, dark circles,dark spots, wrinkles, and the occasional pimple.
Primers that don’t do what they claim
HUDA BEAUTY COMPLEXION PERFECTION PRE-MAKEUP BASE PRIMER- I am very sensitive to scents, like most women I think. This smells EXACTLY like diaper rash cream! It DOESN’T do what it says, ‘blurs complexion, shrinks pores...NOPE! It’s also not comfortable on the skin; sticky. PHILOSOPHY THE PRESENT INVISIBLE SKIN PERFECTER AND OIL-FREE MAKEUP PRIMER- So, this one... I put it on and it controlled oily parts. I waited like ten minutes and attempted my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation...it came right off and flaked white as soon as I tried to blend my foundation! A HUGE PASS on this one!
HUDA BEAUTY-The Complexion Perfection Pre-makeup Base Primer
TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY
The scent is very nice and coco nutty, but then you put it on and it literally melts to water! I wouldn’t even label this as a light body moisturizer. You are left with a sticky, waxy feeling if you put a regular amount on. If you didn’t put that much on, just your hands or something, your don’t feel anything. I guess in the summer, you could layer it with other coconut scents.
HEMP Heaven-Organic Hemp Seed Oil Coconut Body Lotion
If you’re broke in between your go-to face wash
I’ve used this for long enough to know that it doesn’t IMPROVE anything. In fact, I’ve tried several of their products and got NO RESULTS. BUT It is gentle and won’t dry out your skin. It’s all-natural, good for sensitive skin and lasts forever.
insta natural-Vitamin C Cleanser, Anti-Aging
Normal Daily A.M. Routine
When I don’t have a concern on my face that needs attention, this is my morning routine: -2 Pumps of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. -Wet my charcoal konjac sponge under hot water. -Place the oil on face with fingers. -Begin two minutes of circling inward with the sponge. *I LOVE this massage part because the sponge is sooo soft and the massage wakes up my skin comfortably, instead of sticking my face into ice water like I used to* -Using the Zeppa cloth warm and placed over your face, use your fingers to massage inward in circling motions. -Put Toner on: *I have four listed in order of my precedence: #1. Nature Phoenix. #2. Dermalogica AgeSmart Antioxidant Hydramist #3. Dermalogica Multi-Active toner. #4. Missha Super Aqua Ultra Waterful Toner. *Missha is the cheapest. Nature Phoenix is expensive but soo worth it. If you are in a hurry, it replaces your daily Moisturizer, Toner, Facial Oils. I have found that Dermalogica toners works on EVERYONE* -I would normally put my eye patches of hyraulanic acid and caffeine and leave them until they dry out, But I’m out of them right now! 😫 ***VERY IMPORTANT!!! Remember that COLLAGEN eye patches, creams, etc. DO NOT WORK TOPICALLY! Only digested in pill or powder form on an EMPTY stomach and preferably in the morning!*** -Next step: I’m trying these two serums: #1. TruSkin; Vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic Acid. #2. SkinPro Medical Grade PRP Growth Factor Facelift. (Please, if you know anything about these two products, write me so I know if I should buy more. Thanks!) -Lastly, Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair. *My morning regiment is much more simple than my nighttime. It’s basically a lot of massage to help circulation and help me wake up peacefully*
DHC-Deep Cleansing Oil
Help please? Reviews for these 2 products please
I just added these two serums to my morning routine. I’m already mostly done with the bottles and I don’t notice any difference. It’s been three weeks. I was hoping that someone out there could give me an honest review? Should I use them a bit longer and buy more? Thank you in advance!
Glowing like a Shooting Star 💫🌟
RéVive - Masque de Radiance Brightening Moisture Mask I’m obsessed with this brightening moisture mask from ReVive!! It feels so nice on the skin and I love that they provide you with an applicator brush for mess-free applications. It’s the small, thoughtful things that go a long way with user experience. After twenty minutes, I wash the mask off and am left with super soft and plumped skin. It doesn’t hurt that the mask is super pretty and fun to apply on the face, haha.
RéVive-Masque de Radiance Brightening Moisture Mask
Bliss Mighty Marshmallow Mask
I don’t use masks like this much but when this little baby came into my life it made my skin so happy!! This airy whipped mask – with a brightening boost of marshmallow root extract – delivers a surge of hydration to instantly reveal a new luminosity. Revives dull, lackluster skin & delivers a fresh, “lit from within” glow Visibly smooths uneven skin tone & discoloration Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested CRUELTY-FREE VEGAN For all skin types! Key Ingredients: Marshmallow Root Extract: Delivers a surge of hydration to balance skin & prevent dullness and dehydration Vitamin C Powerhouse Blend: Packs a triple threat against uneven skin with ascorbic acid & potent vitamin C derivatives Olive Leaf Extract: Rich in antioxidants, this plant extract hydrates, noticeably plumps & helps limit water loss Lime, Lemon, Pine & Eucalyptus Oils: Blend of purifying fruit & herbal oils acts as a natural toner to help remove toxins that can weigh skin down Zinc PCA: Known to help reduce excess oil while calming redness Retails for $15 for the 1.7oz & $5 for the 0.5oz at Target bliss - Mighty Marshmallow Mask
bliss-Mighty Marshmallow Mask
I tried this mask when it first came out, years ago, and loved it because it actually works instantly. As a cosmetician, to have people fall in love with this product, I would apply this mask in any random shape on the back of their hand (usually a heart) and have them walk around, do their shopping and come back to me when they were done, at which point I would peel off the mask and reveal that the heart-shape was still visible as a brighter, lighter skin texture, almost like a heart-shaped stamp, after removal 😍😍 Instant results, instant love. When I used it this time I remembered this experience and became so happy, as my red cheeks instantly appeared lighter and skin tone appeared brighter and more even, zero patchy discoloration. This brightening effect lasts for the day, so I would recommend this mask before events or for a beach vacation where you dont want to wear as much makeup but still have clear, flawless skin 🙂
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb
Im not a lip gloss person, but I will make an exception for this one. It’s my favorite lipgloss ever. The OG gloss bomb original shade is a absolutely perfect color for my skin tone. Also, the texture of the gloss is great, not too sticky and doesn’t cause that weird white buildup. I will continue to repurchase this gloss whenever I need a new one :).
FENTY BEAUTY-Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
A spot corrector that works!
I’ve tried my fair share of spot treating serums and creams. Whether it’s trying to rid of old acne scars or sun spots; the one challenge I’ve always faced was using a product long enough to see results. I was recently given the opportunity to try the Acaderma - Star Light Spot Corrector Acaderma is a Taiwanese brand which has excellent reviews and is known for creating clean skincare that is backed by science. The Star Light according to Acaderma, uses the ingredient Melamorin which works together with other root extracts in the serum to target dark spots left behind as part of acne scarring. It helps to stop the stimulation of melanocytes from intrinsic factors and works to inhibit melanin synthesis and transfer. . My THOUGHTS: I’ve been using the serum for the past 2 weeks to help rid of some pesky dark spots on my cheek and am gradually noticing a difference! I have combination skin and this lightweight formula is perfect to use after a hydrating serum but before my moisturizer. The first time I used it I noticed the area I applied it to looked a little pink or flushed. The pink went away after a day and now my skin is used to it. This is one of the first times that I can see results with a spot corrector. More than I’ve experienced with vitamin C. I can’t wait to use this longer and hope that my dark spots will eventually disappear!
Acaderma-Star Light Spot Corrector