Kardashian’s Youth Secret
Kim Kardashian says she swears by a $10 serum to keep her skin looking youthful, and I add it to my 20s anti-aging weapon list. I'll just put it out there: I'm 23. I used to feel like I have a few more years before I start to worry about signs of aging. I was not overwhelmingly concerned about crow's feet, sagging skin, dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines, or any other signs of aging. The truth is, I was wrong. 🌟Early 20s = Prevention 🌟 At this stage, the goal is to prevent the onset of ageing. This is the best time to form good skincare habits that are consistent and effective. The Must-have thing for anti-aging, I would definetly say a RETINOL product. I‘ve mentioned a million times how much I love retinol. They are the one thing that’s actually been proven to treat the skin, to build collagen, but also to reverse photoaging. Pick a mild, over-the-counter retinol product that is not irritating or too exfoliating and start using it every other night, and you can mix a little moisturizer with the retinol to make it more tolerable. I've seen a beauty interview about Kim Kardashian, and she says she swears by a $10 serum to keep her skin looking youthful. Just as obsessed with The Ordinary as the rest of us. Kim Kardashian West also shared her favorite beauty products for slowing down the aging process. One of the products is the surprisingly affordable —— The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion
Beauty products for uneven skin texture
Skin brightening treatments
Fine lines and wrinkles treatments
Beat Acne With This Simple Guide
( This is not my photo but I have tried most of these combos)✨ Comedones: these are flesh or white colored bumps (usually most common) Bakuchoil: gentle alternative for retinol. THE inkey LIST - Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer Azelaic Acid: amazing acid (I just reviewed). Great for acne and pore exfoliating! The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Granactive Retinoids: lower irritation than retinol (less strength) The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (I find using Differin gel can help to but it can be irritating and shouldn’t be paired with other active ingredients) Oil Production: Niacinamide: vitamin B3 that helps with oil production (especially paired with Zinc) The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Bacteria: Bakuchiol Azelaic Acid Inflammation Niconamide (best as serum) Bakuchoil (best as moisturizer) Azelaic Acid (better in cream form (especially if you have sensitive skin) Granactive Retinol: (better as serum) Remember to always layer from lightest to heaviest! My personal routine for active acne: Morning ☀️ Cleanse Tone Serum (The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% in oil areas) Treat (The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% everywhere) Moisturize Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 (great for sensitive skin and when mixing actives) Evening Cleanse Tone Serum (The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% in oily areas) Treat (DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel ) Moisturize CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion mixed with Cliganic - 100% Rosehip Oil ) I have used alternative retinol, but I found my skin to get used to it and I wanted something stronger. If you mix these products together (as suggested by the guide) stick to granactive retinol and using bakuchiol. Less chance to experience irritation.
My Acne Skincare Routine 👏🏻
1.fresh - Sugar Face Polish Exfoliator Sugar Face Polish is one of the best face polishes around. It does an excellent job for acne skin, and it smells so good. I've been so impressed by this product. I feel so pampered when I use it. I recently tried a few other polishes because I had some samples, but it's clear to me that this is the best one. It's also the most enjoyable to use because of the scent of strawberry and brown sugar. I use the Face Polish a few times a week especially when I have some breakouts. Sometimes I use it on a soft net puff and massage it over my face. It only takes a very small amount, because it slides around all over my skin. YOU DO NOT NEED TO COVER YOUR ENTIRE FACE WITH THIS. THAT WOULD BE VERY WASTEFUL AND EXPENSIVE. YOU ONLY NEED TO MOVE A VERY TINY BIT AROUND, AND THE POLISH DOES THE REST. I probably use about half a teaspoon worth of polish, and that's enough to do my entire face. On occasion, I massage the polish around my face with my fingers in a circular motion, but I usually don't have time to do it that way. The net puff or the Clarisonic is much faster although using my fingers gives excellent results. No matter which way I use it, it cleans and/or clears my pores of any environmental toxins or impurities, and leaves my skin feeling and looking fresh and dewy. Although my skin is normal, this is ideal for people with oily skin, as it gets rid of the excess oiliness, and it's perfect for people with dry skin, as it gets rid of dead skin (cells). This is such a pampering way to treat skin issues. To try to help end some confusion and misconceptions as indicated by comments made in some of the previous reviews, this is not straight sugar and strawberries. Brown sugar and strawberry ingredients are mixed with hydrating oils which work as emollients so that you can move the polish around. (All scrubs have some sort of product which acts as a lubricant of sorts so that the exfoliating part of the scrub/polish can slide around). This specific Sugar Face Polish scrub contains "Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Hazel Seed Oil, Plum Extract, Grape Seed Oil, and Mango Seed Oil" which allow the polish to slide around on your face and are all excellent for your skin. Those oils in the Sugar Facial Polish provide hydration for skin, no matter what your skin type. When you finish with the polish, the oil, which is good for all skin types, leaves the skin adequately hydrated and soft. The oils, sugar, and strawberries that you've been pushing around on your face are all discarded. Without these oils, the scrubs would be rough on the skin, which is why all scrubs have some sort of liquid as a base. A good scrub like this one should not leave skin oily, and should not create problems for oily skin (which is another misconception noted in a couple of the reviews). And once again, with Fresh Sugar Face Polish, you don't need a huge amount - a little bit goes a very long way. This is a phenomenal face polish. Fresh Sugar Face Polish is truly the best. The results are well worth it. You should see almost immediate results and your skin will look better and better as it over the long run. I love this face polish. 2.Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution As a product that delivers a high level of vitamin C, Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution is truly unique. Everyone who’s a skincare nerd knows that while vitamin C is one of the best skin-brightening ingredients in the market, it is also highly unstable because it oxidizes easily. As such, you may have noticed that most vitamin C serums are housed inside dark bottles to reduce sun exposure to keep them usable for a longer time. My first impression of the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution was good. I liked that the texture was lightweight enough to be absorbed quickly while allowing me to layer on other products without any problem. The serum also comes with a subtle lavender scent that I didn’t expect, but was happy to have. While most vitamin C serums may give a bit of a stinging or warm sensation on the skin, the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution felt very comfortable and gentle. And unlike a lot of skin brightening products out there that tend to dry out the skin, this serum doesn’t, which is an attribute that I really appreciated since I have rather dry skin. After using it for about two weeks, I noticed that the dark spots on my nose, which are the most obvious ones (for me) have started to look less obvious. The ones on my cheeks were not as obvious, to begin with, so it wasn’t easy to note any improvements within two weeks. However, seeing how it had already helped fade some spots on the nose, I’m quite confident that it can help to deliver even more positive results if I continue using it. I will certainly recommend this product to those who suffer from hyperpigmentation, and are looking to even out their complexion, or want to regain radiance in their complexion. 3.The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion First of all: The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion doesn’t have a pleasant scent. But it’s so faint, I can easily put up with it. Actually, I’d easily put up with it even if it stank badly because this stuff does some amazing things to my skin. To be honest, I am a bit hesitant to try any retinoids at this time of the year. Now the temperatures are dropping fast, my skin tends to get drier and retinoids can dry it out even more. That’s what happened last winter. This time, there was absolutely no dryness or irritation. I can use this serum every other day and get smoother and glowing skin without the side effects. It’s so gentle, I suspect I could use it daily. Ok, maybe if your skin is super super super sensitive, there may still be a tiny chance that it’ll bother your skin, but it’s definitely the gentlest retinoid serum I’ve ever tried. Yet, it works as well as all the other harsher retinoid serums. My skin now looks plumper. Its texture is smoother and more even-toned. It has a subtle glow to it. These are the immediate results. After a few weeks (that’s how long it takes retinoids to work their magic on wrinkles), the serum also starts to target the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dark spots, and make them smaller. Basically, it does everything a good retinoid serum should do. Minus the irritation. And the high price tag. Who Is This For? Acnes-prone skin Retinol newbies Sensitive skin Who Is This NOT For? If you’re using 1% retinol or prescription retinoids, this is a step back. Pregnant or breastfeeding women 4.#LANCÔME - UV EXPERT youth shield[products]# It's the last step I use for my skincare when I have breakouts, no make-up further. This sunscreen is my favorite, new, discovery of this year so far. It is very pleasing to use, and I’m sure many of you will appreciate it. It’s from the higher price shelf, one of the priciest sunscreens I have used in a while, but it feels luxurious on the skin. This product is quite impressive; it is supposed to hydrate, mattify, and protect from pollution by preventing particles from adhering to the skin. And I agree that it does the first two; I am not sure about the last one as I have no way of testing it. It prevents skin hyperpigmentation and sun-induced damage as it fights against UVB and long & short waves of UVA. It’s non-greasy &-sticky. Also, it was developed and tested on Asian skin, and it’s suitable for sensitive skin. That’s all the information available on the box. For me, it’s crucial that sunscreen doesn’t make me look greasy as soon as I apply it. This product keeps me matt for a few hours, and it protects from the sun very well. It is easy to blend, and it doesn’t leave a white cast per se. It acts more like a brightening primer – if that makes sense. I think it’s what the name Milky Bright stands for. The sunscreen will brighten your skin. You can treat it as a brightening primer if you wish. I would say that darker complexions may consider using a BB cream on top of this product. You can reapply the sunscreen, and it won’t show up, but you need to make sure that you blend it in well because you will get a white residue if you don’t spread it nicely. Just take your time and rub it in slowly, by applying a couple of small layers.
Let’s talk about vitamin C brightening serums
Let’s talk about vitamin C brightening serums. If you’re looking to turn your dull skin more radiant and bright, while helping fade dark spots, these kinds of serums are probably for you. There are many on the market that claim to have great, wonder-working properties for your skin, but they can vary tremendously by price point. We’ll start with The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% At about $13, this serum claims to brightening the skin tone and reduce signs of aging. It comes in a dropper style bottle that is UV protected and a few drops can be used twice a day. It is alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. The TATCHA - Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA is a whopping $88 and claims to soften, smooth, and brighten skin for a more even skin tone. This serum contains 20% Vitamin C, 10% AHAs, Japanese Beautyberry, and Japanese Angelic Root. It comes in a pump style bottle and 1-2 pumps can be used in the evening. It is oil-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free. Now that you know the specifics, let’s get into the biggest difference: PRICE! There is a $75 price difference between the two products which is insane. The ultimate question then becomes; does the price make a difference in the product? In my humble opinion, both are beautiful products that do the jobs that they claim. I love the TATCHA one and reach for it when I am having an especially bad skin day, but once the bottle is done, I will not be repurchasing simply because it is way too expensive for me. I will go back to my Ordinary one. It does the job perfectly. Final Thoughts: If you’re looking for luxury, go for TATCHA. But remember they both do essentially the same thing. The Ordinary gives your skin what it needs without breaking the bank.
The Ordinary-Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
Get Your Vitamin C 🍊
I’ve been using the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum for about a month now. It’s a vitamin c serum that’s supposed to help brighten skin. I started off with the trial-sized bottle and I really like it. I’ve noticed increased brightness since I started using it and a little bit goes a long way. Two pumps covers my face, neck and chest. I was able to make the trial bottle last the whole month (I still have some left!). The serum is smooth and sinks into skin after a few second. I think I’ll buy another bottle! I’d give it 4.5 stars if it was an option, but I’m giving four just because the scent is a little over the top fake orangey. It is also expensive ($72 for a large bottle, $50 for a medium bottle and $24 for the trial size), but, like I said, it really lasts. I still recommend! OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum
OLE HENRIKSEN-Truth Serum
Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C As you all know by now one of my favorite brands is Hungarian spa brand Omorovicza. The brand just launched a vitamin c serum. Daily Vitamin C is one luxurious way to get your daily dose of vitamin c in Omorovicza always delivers with the most luxurious packaging. The serum has a milky fluid texture with the most delicious orange scent. It was an absolute pleasure to use. This serum uses Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate a very stable form of vitamin c. The derivatives are gentler on the skin while still providing the spectacular benefits of vitamin c like brightening, antioxidant protection and stimulating collagen production which helps with lines & wrinkles I used this at night for anti-aging versus antioxidant day protection. This is a great serum for anyone who loves a derivative vitamin c (there are many who cannot tolerate ascorbic acid) or wants an extra collagen building boost at night. Daily Vitamin C also has the magical Hungarian thermal waters which my skin loves, watercress, zinc & niacinamide for reducing pigmentation, kiwiberry for added antioxidant protection and hyaluronic acid. It’s another win by Omorovicza
Omorovicza-Daily Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C - what’s your favorite brand?
Sharing this beauty today from Youth to the People Superfood Firm & Bright Serum . This serum is good for every skin type. Helps with the loss of elasticity, firmness, uneven skin tone, and fine lines & wrinkles. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Firm and Brighten Vitamin C Serum The super serum answer to your skin concerns. This high-performance elixir contains a potent youth complex of peptides, age-defying antioxidants, illuminating vitamin C, and hydrating cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Wow! . I picked this up for its vitamin c as well as hydrating properties. It is so super light and just sinks into the skin. I add this after my hyaluronic acid leaving my skin damp. I have been able to use it both day and night with my other products and had no irritation. . I am undecided if this will be a repurchase as of yet. I need to get through the bottle before coming to any conclusion. I do like it’s texture better than the previous vitamin c I was using by Farmacy as that one left my face a bit tacky. . What’s your favorite, must have vitamin c serum? I’d love to hear from you! #CherieCreator
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superfood Firm and Brighten Vitamin C Serum
The truth about the truth
OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum I personally don’t like this product at all. This product claims to be a vitamin C serum that is used for antiaging and brightening the skin. I personally think this product did nothing for my skin. This product also really doesn’t say much about the vitiman c in the ingredients list and has lots of orange like ingredients (which isn’t necessarily bad) I just would like to know more about the vitamin c in this serum. Also this product smells strong of oranges and contains fragrance so it’s definitely not my favorite. Some good thing about this product is that it is Paraben and sulfate free so it’s not to stripping on the skin if you do choose to use this product. I hope this serum works better for you than it did for me!
OLE HENRIKSEN-Truth Serum
Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly minimize enlarged pores, tighten lax pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface. Niacinamide also reduces the impact of environmental damage because of its ability to improve skin’s barrier (its first line of defense), plus it also plays a role in helping skin to repair signs of past damage. Left unchecked, this type of daily assault makes skin appear older, dull, and less radiant.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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