OMG！🌟Best couple for acne
These two are the best couple of products for my acne-prone skin! I have been fighting acne since I was 16 and nothing has been able to clear my face totally. Until last month my dermatologist recommended SkinCeuticals serum and Differin Gel to me. After using them a few days a week for one month, it is very helpful for helping reduce breakouts and calm redness-prone skin. These two products really had made a difference and also seem to have clarifying qualities to it. Phyto Corrective Gel is a hydrating, soothing gel serum with botanical ingredients ideal for calming and hydrating skin. The key ingredient contains hyaluronic acid, cucumber, thyme, which help to soothe and calm skin. I think it does exactly what it claims. It calms the skin, reduces redness, is moisturizing and calming. I have been using it for more than a month, consistent night and day use is the key and not putting too much on because a little goes a long way. Best discoloration product ever! Differin Adapalene Gel, this is a great acne treatment. Prescription-strength retinoid provides the fastest results—you'll start to see changes in about a month. So it took only a fast 3~4 weeks until my skin was completely cleared, and I've never been more confident in my skin ever! I like that it absorbs easily when applied and does not irritate my skin. Since using the product regularly, I have seen a significant difference in my acne breakouts, and my skin is more even-toned. It is also smoother & softer.
Get rid of redness on face
Sensitive skin treatments
Feb. 28, 2020
blissfulskinFor those asking, differin gel should only be applied once daily at night. Retinoids are deactivated in sunlight so you want to make sure to use it after the sun has gone down! As far as the skinceuticals, depending on your face, you can do 1-2x per day. If you have sensitive skin or mild breakouts I’d suggest just once daily. If you’re more on the severe side, use 2x daily! Also make sure to double check to make sure the products you use with the differin gel do not deactivate each other. Common acne products such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide deactivate the differin gel
Nov. 4, 2020·3 likes
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My Differin Journey (9 weeks in and STRUGGLING)
Hi all, Around the first week of December 2020 I decided to start trying Differin Adapalene Gel to address my skin concerns. As some of my previous posts explain, I’ve struggled badly with oily skin, blackheads, extremely enlarged pores, and occasional acne, most of my teenage years and into my adult life (I’m 26 now). I have tried SO many products to try and help curb my issues (see previous posts for examples), and though they’ve helped a little, I’ve never been fully satisfied with the results... my skin is just stubborn! I decided to swap my retinol for Differin to see if it would target my issues a little bit better and JEEZ has this been a journey so far... So to be completely blunt, I’m discouraged. If you look at the attached photo, the picture with all the acne is me NOW. Yes, RIGHT NOW. The one WITHOUT explosive acne is my BEFORE Differin skin. Okay, now I’ll get into it... So it’s been about 9 weeks since I’ve started on Differin. In the beginning I noticed my skin was starting to feel really sensitive, which it never is. Any other product (Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, etc.) felt like burning when I put it on, which is incredibly strange for me. My skin has been consistently pink ever since. I immediately stopped using any BHA, AHA or any harsh acid while using Differin and made sure to SLATHER on reparative moisturizer to help repair my skin barrier. Basically my skin routine needed to stripped to the bare minimum. Throughout the weeks, my skin flaked and peeled excessively, especially with makeup on. It looked SO dry and awful and felt stingy underneath (still does). Then about 3 weeks in, the purging started. It started off slow and erupted to where it’s at now on February 11, 2021. Purge pimples are so strange compared to my sporadic cystic acne bumps I’m used to getting. Purging shows up in a big breakout cluster of pimples, mostly small (not always), but definitely painful and brutal looking for me. Over the weeks it just got worse and worse. I’m getting pimples all in the same place for the most part — my lower cheek areas. It has been tumultuous and my skin has never looked this terrible in my whole life. I’ve done my research on Differin, and everyone says it is completely normal for your skin to get worse before it gets better (for me, A LOTTTTT worse). I’m hoping this is true because I really want to stick this out — I’ve already gone through the worst of it, might as well wait it out a bit longer. If you’re interested in Differin, just be prepared for what you’re getting into! I’m sure this will all be worth it but wanted to share my experience and help others with the SHOOKness that may or may not happen. I will definitely share updates in the future with hopefully better results! Anyone try Differin before? Was it this hard? Did your purging last this long? Words of encouragement? Thank you!! DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
Before and Afters still in progress....
I truly don’t like doing before and afters especially when it looks like there’s barely any progress but I promise you my skin FEELS so much better than it looks and I’ve seen some amazing progress! I’ve tagged the products I feel have helped the most recently. It takes patience but little progress is still PROGRESS 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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THE BEST PRODUCT FOR DARK SPOTS
SKINCEUTICALS - Phyto Corrective Gel Hydrating Botanical Gel What is it? A cooling gel serum for sensitized skin. Water-based or oil-based? Water-based. Which skin type? All skin types. Perfect for sensitized or overstimulated skin. Key ingredients: Botanical ingredients to soothe inflammation: olive, thyme, cucumber Ingredients list ( Numbers represent a position on list) Main List Water Glycerine (humectant) Propylene Glycol (humectant) Emulsifier Preservative Preservative Ingredients under 1% 7: Sodium Hyaluronate (humectant) 11: Fragrance 15: Cucumber extract (anti-inflammatory) 16: Fragrance 18: Thyme: irritant 19: Eucalyptus (essential oil) 23: Linalool (irritant) Skin-identical ingredients: Glycerin (humectant) Sodium Hyaluronate (humectant). Suitable for acne-prone skin? Ideal light moisturizer for oily/acne-prone skin. I didn’t break out! Irritants? Thyme extract Fragrance (benzyl benzoate) Linalool Does it smell? Vaguely herbal. How does it feel? Absorption Rate? Light texture that absorbs quickly. How does it fit into your routine? Use before day or night cream. Pros & Cons Pros: Effective calming serum. Alcohol-Free. Cons: Morus Alba root extract (to brighten the skin) is the last ingredient. Irritants are low down the ingredients list, but why are they included at all in serum for a sensitized skin? My experience of Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel I was looking for a light moisturizer to repair my pores, battered skin barrier after stupidly over-exfoliating. As a beauty therapist, I should have known better. I was so upset when I experienced adult acne because I had been acne-free for almost a decade. Out of sheer frustration, I went a little crazy with the acid toners, and my skin was now suffering: red, angry, and even more spots. This lovely calming gel serum (it might not be hydrating enough for everyone) calmed down my redness straight away. It has a lovely light, cooling texture. Although my skin is prone to dehydration because of tretinoin, this sank in quickly and hydrated my skin without blocking my pores. I only needed a small amount. What surprised me most is that it reduces my dark spots SO DRAMATICALLY. THE BEST PRODUCT FOR DARK SPOTS I've ever tried.
Acne Scars? Hyperpigmentation? Maybe you can have a look at this...
Most of the money I spent on skincare is actually not on solving acne problems because for people like me who have a lot of pimples, post-treatment is the most important because the acne scars and the pigmentation will stay there for a really long time if you don’t do anything. It is really hard to remove them all in a short period of time but there are some good products in the market that can help to make them disappear faster. SKINCEUTICALS - Phyto Corrective Gel Hydrating Botanical Gel This gel from Skinceuticals is so famous and I also have used it for a long time. This is my third bottle actually. It has a green apple colour and a very light herbal scent, and the texture is quite sticky just like glue. I don’t see how my redness goes in a few weeks but after two bottles most of the new acne scars are away and the dark spots become paler. It works well for me but the price is a little bit high to afford. There are actually not many choices in the market to solve this problem. Since the brand is really famous and this product is very effective for me I will still use it until I see a better and cheaper dupe. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) I usually use this gel with a toner and a cream in a regular routine but this La Roche-Posay DUO+ can be used alone as a light moisturiser and is another product I love. It addressed not only my acne problem but also dark spots on my face. It has a very classic La Roche-Posay fragrance and is a super light lotion. When I have some spots coming out, I prefer to use this alone because this one is enough for both issues and it is super cheap and can be bought in nearly all pharmacies. For the first few days it worked very well on my face since it has niacinamide in there to fight the hyperpigmentation but I don’t find it that useful to fight the dark spots in the recently days, maybe it is because my acne scars and the inflammation has been there for a long time and I need to take time to solve it. But overall these two products are amazing and the brands are very famous and trustworthy to rely on and I do recommend you to try on these if you haven’t.
CosRx x Style Korean Global
💊 Style Korean Global kindly gifted me the CosRx’s AC Collection. These products all contain CosRx’s skin soothing CentellAC-Rx complex consisting of madecassic acid, asiaticoside, and asciatic acid. This collection gently treats acne and calms redness while replenishing the skin barrier. I love that these products focus on healing rather than drying acne this line has really helped with soothing my redness and hormonal acne without drying my skin at all. CosRx is a brand that just continues to amaze me with their effective, non irritating, and reasonably priced products. (All products are cruelty free and those marked with a (V) are Vegan ) 💊From left to right: 💊 AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser is a daily, non stripping, sulfate free acne cleanser containing the calming CentallAC-Rx Complex just a whisper of salicylic acid. 💊 (V) AC Collection Calming Liquid Mild is a gentle chemical exfoliant containing the CentellAC-Rx Complex well as gluconolactone, a gentle exfoliant similar to AHA. 💊(V) AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream is an acne spot treatment containing the CentellAX-Rx Complex as well as soothing aloe leaf juice and calamine and antimicrobial zinc oxide. 💊 AC Collection Blemish Spot Healing Serum is a serum targeted at treating acne as well as residual redness and dark spots. This serum contains CentellAC-Rx Complex as well as barrier replenishing ceramides, brightening niacinamide, collagen stimulating EGF, and antioxidant rich propolis. 💊AC Collection Lightweight Soothing Moisturizer is an oil free, lightweight moisturizer containing (sorry if I’m getting redundant) the CentellAC-Rx Complex along with antioxidant rich propolis, green tea, and aloe leaf juice, brightening niacinamide and zinc PCA, as well as a small dose of AHAs and BHAs to manage acne and keep the skin looking bright and clear. 💊 (V) AC Collection Master Pimple Patch a healing acne patch using antimicrobial and soothing patch that uses hydrocolloidal dress to soothe and draw impurities out of acne.
COSRX- AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser
Get Rid Of The Facial Scars
Let me just start this post out by saying that I wished I had the information and know how about healthy skincare back when I was a teenager. Over 20+ years ago, I had horrible horrible facial acne... and yes, I picked and picked at my skin. Now in my adulthood, I still deal with acne and also scarring from my teenage years. I slowly started seeing improvements in my acne flare ups but the scars on my face were just NOT going away. Here’s to today’s post.... I have been using Peter Thomas Roth products for a while now and have always had great results. Their newest Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment has been really helping with my scarring. I haven’t used it THAT long... just a few weeks or so. But I can see the difference in the discoloration around my chin and forehead area (where I have the most scarring). This product DOES has a higher potency but it really has worked well with my sensitive skin. I have seen a real improvement in my red spots and I really feel like it’s helped my acne flare ups as well. I cannot wait for the day when I don’t have to cake on the concealer to hide my scars!! 💕 PETER THOMAS ROTH - Pro Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Pro Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment
VERSED - JUST BREATHE Clarifying Serum Currently rated 3-stars but may change. This Clarifying Serum contains great ingredients: willow bark extract, zinc blend, and niacinamide which all work together to calm inflammation, decongest pores and soothe redness. I have been using this for a few weeks and have seen no improvements with my acne and pores. Despite that, I cannot say it has not been an enjoyable experience. This product is unscented, absorbs quickly, leaves my skin smooth, and seems to *very minimally* soothe redness. It’s a nice addition to my routine but I may be able to live without it.
VERSED-JUST BREATHE Clarifying Serum
✨ skin oils ✨ @helloglowskin - Skin Lovers: sunset edition • • What is it: 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free oil packed with fatty acids for the help of repairing and relieving the skin. • • Ingredients run down: ✨ Tamanu Oil 5% : this special ingredient is known for fighting blemishes, cystic acne, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and stretch marks. ✨ Golden Jojoba oil: This oil targets excess oil - which excess oils on the face could be a main culprit for you acne. ✨ safflower oil: This particular oil targets Eczema & Psoriasis, which a must for my stubborn skin especially in winter but also in summer. ✨ lavender essential oil + melaleuca oil: These types of oils are both antiseptic and is full of healing properties. Both calm swelling that my poor face needs. ✨ seabuckthorn pulp extract CO2: this type of oil helps with signs of aging & dehydration. Which is amazing in all climates as skin can always be dehydrated. This oil is has a high concentration of vitamins and minerals that boost the skins elasticity and collagen. • • Review: This oil ranges for $39.95 I was abit scared to purchase this as it was new on the market, and oils never tend to work on my skin. I have had this oil for abit over a month and I absolutely love it, With it’s amazing ingredients I have definitely found my holy grail oil. As stated every time I do a post that I have hormonal cystic acne + sensitive skin, and my skin loves absolutely loves this. I have used nearly the whole bottle because my skin just drinks it all up. It is recommended to use a basic routine: cleanse, tone (optional), HG serum and SPF. I like to use this with my jade roller, I didn’t experience any purging but everyone skin is different. I’m glad I took the plunge and purchased this when I did I can’t wait to purchase more, and especially with free shipping to all my Aussie babes/guys. • • I do have a discount code if your wanting to purchase: casey15 for 15% making your order to $33.95. I don’t make any money off this code it’s just for my lovers 💕 • ✨ what are some smaller brands you love and I need to try? ✨HELLOGLOW - Skin Lover Perfecting Serum / Sunset Edition
HELLOGLOW-Skin Lover Perfecting Serum / Sunset Edition
my love, my life
im OBSESSED with this. i bought the PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster a few months ago when i was really struggling with redness and a generally uneven skin tone. i initially couldn’t figure out how to use this without it having issues with some of my other skincare as i had been mixing it with my moisturizer. i find that it works better for me by itself, applied after serums and before my moisturizer this is meant to target uneven skin tone, any spots, and is meant to soothe irritation. it took about two months of consistent use before i noticed a real difference, but the redness in my cheeks has really evened out and now i only have flare ups sometimes rather than every single week. and when i’m having a breakout, i spot treat with this and it really works wonders this is $36 for 1 oz, and i really CANNOT recommend this enough
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Fight Acne with Retinoids and Retinol to GLOW ✨
🚨If you suffer from stubborn acne (like I have) you may want to consider adding OTC retinoids to your routine! 🔑Retinoids, a vitamin A derivative, are a key player in the skincare industry. Many studies have proven retinoids fight acne, promote collagen, reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation to give skin a healthy glow. The good news is now there are plenty of options for Rx strength one now available OTC! 💁🏻♀️I only mentioned products I’ve use and that work! Best OTC Rx Strength Adapalene 0.1% proactiv - Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment This former prescription-only retinoid works to unclog pores by slowing pore lining growth and reduces the skin’s sensitivity to inflammation! This is a great introductory retinoid if you’ve never used any before. ✨Prevents pimple formation ✨Speeds blemish healing time ✨Reduces inflammation and redness ✨Evens skin tone and texture ✨Anti-aging benefits Best OTC Retinol Serums Why do I like OTC retinoids better than retinol? Retinol actually takes much longer to work. In fact, because retinol must convert at the cellular level of the skin, it can take 6 months to a year before seeing results. Retinol can be 20x less effective than a Rx strength retinoids. Murad - Retinol Youth Renewal Serum dermalogica - Retinol Acne Clearing Oil SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream ✨Gentle formulas - good for sensitive skin ✨Decrease fine lines over time ✨Serums contain other skin hydrating ingredients Myths True and False: ⚡️Retinoids thin your skin - FALSE They actually strengthen your skin by promoting collagen production. ⚡️Retinoids have drying side effects - TRUE and FALSE When you start using retinoids, skin may go through a process of Retinization, the adjustment period in which dryness, flaking and redness can occur. Symptoms subside in about 4 weeks and are almost eliminated my using a great moisturizer. ⚡️You should wait till your older to use retinoids - FALSE Retinoids and retinol are safe to use ages 12 and up! 💁🏻♀️Right now, I personally use Proactive adapalene 0.1% for acne fighting and anti-aging at the same time! How save retinoids improved your skin?
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
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