Best budget friendly hydrating toner!
I picked up the First Aid Beauty Wild Oat Hydrating Toner about 2 months ago in a pinch. I had run out of all my hydrating toners at the time and needed a quick and inexpensive replacement to hold me over until I replenished my stock. Never did end up repurchasing my old toner. FAB claims this toner hydrates, relieves and soothes and I agree on all counts. If my skin is feeling irritated or sensitive I always reach for this and apply a few thin layers or until my skin audibly sighs with relief. The toner is a milky consistency, you see it’s viscous enough to form steady droplets but still very fluid. I love the consistency of this because it doesn’t disappear instantly and leave you wanting more. It takes a while to soak in so you’ve got to pat it in a bit but it leaves behind a moisturized, protected feeling finish that’s not sticky or heavy, just healthy. Strangely I LOVE how this toner smells. It’s unscented but it’s got the best unscented scent, I can only assume it’s the oat aspect coming through. I find it makes my user experience that much more enjoyable and you can find me, fave buried in my hands huffing this stuff on the nightly. I’m nearing the end of this bottle and ive gotta say, this is the most bang for your buck hydrating toner I’ve ever tried. At $22 and a 2 month duration with daily use, this is the toner I’d recommend to anyone and everyone. 5/5 ⭐️
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FIRST AID BEAUTY
Dec. 13, 2019
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👩🔬My Tretinoin Journey ~ 8 Weeks in
Hi all! I started tretinoin / retin-a about 8 weeks ago for the first time. I got my prescription from Curology specifically seeking tretinoin, which I told my doctor so he would be sure to prescribe it to me! Always tell them if you’re looking for a specific ingredient! 👩🔬What is tretinoin/Retin-A? ￼ ￼Tretinoin is a Retinoid; retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A (retinol, retinaldehyde, retinal, isotretinoin, adapalene are others.) ￼Tretinoin’s intended and approved use is for acne, as it was created for acne treatment, but it is very often prescribed for anti aging and skin texture because through the decades of research, doctors found it was great for reducing wrinkles and large pores and repairing sun damage. ￼Tretinoin increases cell turnover and exfoliates the top layers of our skin ￼Decreases the shedding of dead skin cells into our pores + decreases inflammation ￼It works much more deeply and much more effectively than its non-prescription counterparts, such as regular retinol ￼Although strengths cannot be compared across the board, it has been observed that retinol is roughly 20 times less potent than tretinoin ￼Decades of research confirm tretinoin as the holy grail, “gold-standard” in topical treatments for fighting acne + clogged pores, as well as smoothing out fine lines + wrinkles, reducing pigmentation from damage, and evening the skin texture 🙋♀️Who should use tretinoin? ￼Tretinoin is suitable for most people; the only people who should be wary of it are those who have extremely sensitive skin, rosacea ￼❌Do not use tretinoin or any retinoids when pregnant or breastfeeding!❌ ￼Dermatologists say that tretinoin is a great option for comedonal acne since it exfoliates + prevents plugging of the pores 💊Using/starting Tretinoin - tips from me + my dermatologist ￼I’d recommend starting with tretinoin in a lotion/cream formula as it tends to be less harsh than the gel due to having soothing ingredients included in the formula. Curology has a cream formula that I absolutely love ￼LOW + SLOW : start with a low dose (ask your doctor and give them your history) + go slowly with use. My derm recommended starting M W F of each week but do it less if you are experiencing too much irritation ￼always follow instructions + advice from your dermatologist. With curology, I am able to send my provider messages and pictures with concerns and requests ￼Simplify your routine! I did cut back to hydrating cleanser(s), hydrating toner or essence, thick moisturizer, my curology formula, + an oil on top to lock it all in. As your skin accustoms you will be able to slowly work those treatment products back in ￼SPF ALWAYS🌞 I started tretinoin at 0.005% and upped to 0.01% after one month and I am seeing smoother skin and smaller pores, with very little purging. Pictures are from ordered from oldest to new except the first which compares starting with 8 weeks. XOXO GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm stratia - Velvet Cleansing Milk FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner MIZON - Original Skin Energy, Peptide 500 PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum dear, klairs - Midnight Blue Calming Cream FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin HERBIVORE - Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil
FULL Gentle Hydrating Skincare Routine
This has kind of been the theme of my entire Cherie page since its creation, but I’ve been needing to really hydrate my skin more since the weather’s become colder. Having rosacea means I always need to do extra research on the products I try. So after some experimenting, trying a LOT of new products, and deciding to stick to some old favorites, this is the routine I’ve come up with for myself: AM Routine Cleanser - Inkey Oat Cleansing Balm: A recent switch for the winter. Leaves my skin feeling nourished and hydrated, but doesn’t tackle my acne very effectively. Might switch back to my old cleanser (Cosrx Good Morning Gel) and just use this when my skin is feeling tight/for double cleansing. Toner - FAB Wild Oat Ultra Hydrating Toner: Another recent switch. This toner is so hydrating that I don’t need to use hydrating masks or overnight creams as frequently as I used to and it’s very calming. Serum - Peach & Lily’s Glass Skin Refining Serum: This is definitely worth the hype. My skin has been noticeably smooth since using it. Spot Treatment - TULA Go Away Acne: Uses benzoyl peroxide to work on acne which can interfere with rosacea, so I don’t use this on my cheeks but it works well in other areas. Not a repurchase for me. Eye Cream - Cetaphil Deep Hydration Refreshing Eye Serum: I said recently that eye cream doesn’t work for me, but I’m starting to get wrinkles under my eyes and thought it was important to kick up the hydration and attention. This one is quite gentle and pretty affordable. Moisturizer - CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion: Undefeated! If I need some extra hydration I’ll add a couple drops of Leo Oil and mix on my hand using my ring finger. Sunscreen - EltaMD SPF 46 on days with no makeup or ILIA Serum Skin Tint: Both are mineral sunscreens and unscented with protection in the 40s. PM Routine Cleanser - The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm: ...and I’ll double cleanse with my old Cosrx Good Morning Gel if I wore makeup that day. Toner - FAB Wild Oat Ultra Hydrating Toner Serum - Paula’s Choice CALM 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant or 10% Azelaic Acid Booster: I like to alternate between these two serums. The BHA (salicylic acid) targets pores and redness. The Azelaic Acid Boost contains salicylic acid too, but is more effective at targeting rosacea specifically. Eye Cream - Veriphy 20/20 Eye Cream: Received this as a gift and I actually really like it! Contains ingredients like peptides, niacinamide, and cucumber extract. But it’s wildly expensive and I won’t be able to repurchase. Moisturizer - CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion + Astrologiens Leo Oil: At night I always combine these two if I’m not using my Naturium Sleeping Cream (2 pumps + 2 drops). I have individual reviews on a number of these products, so if you’re interested in learning more about something feel free to check those posts out or just ask a question here :) Most of these products are generally rosacea and sensitive skin safe. I have type 1 rosacea for reference.
I’ve been using this Kopari Coconut Rose Toner over the last year and it’s one of my favorite toners for dry or sensitive skin. It’s very gentle, hydrating and I absolutely love the convenience of the spray. It smells just as described as coconut and rose but it’s light and super refreshing rather than overpowering. The sprayer is a fine and even mist- swipe for spray and texture shots. I can’t recommend this toner enough especially dry or sensitive skin. It’s pretty affordable in my eyes at around $28 considering this can easily last me 6+ months with daily use. 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ all the way!KOPARI - Coconut Rose Toner
KOPARI-Coconut Rose Toner
Current Favorite Toner for Dry Skin
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Toner: This is a alcohol free toner that hydrates and soothes your skin. It’s made with oat milk, wild oat, colloidal oatmeal, honey and Hyaluronic acid. This toner is really hydrating! Leaves my skin plump and moisturized. Due to the cold weather, my skin is extra dry and I usually have to reapply my moisturizer. I noticed since I started using it, my skin stays moisturized through out the day. It really gives your skin an instant boost of hydration that lasts. It’s great for all skin types, especially dry skin! It reminds me of the Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer, which is $33. I kinda prefer this over the Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer. Overall, this is a great toner for dry skin! Price: $22 Rating: 5/5
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner
💧Hydrate, don’t die-drate!💧
The Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner is a thick, milky consistency that doesn't leave any stickiness in your skin and soaks into your skin perfectly! It contains ingredients like colloidal oatmeal(soothes and protects), Wild oats(soothes and relieves irritation), propolis extract(nourishes and renews), honey(restores and hydrates, and hyaluronic acid(hydrates, smooths, and reduces fine lines/wrinkles)! It’s a clean formula that is fragrance-free and has no harsh ingredients, so great for sensitive skin! I have found this toner to be very soothing, on top of being a hydration powerhouse. My skin has been feeling plump, smooth, and all around healthier. I just love how gentle, refreshing, and hydrating it is! After using this amazing toner, my skin is fresh and prepared for all of my next steps!FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner
MY FAVORITE TONER
The Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer is what my skin has been missing!!! This toner is seriously something I needed! I didn’t really think much of wanting to try it out but when I had won this in a giveaway and gave it a shot my skin had transformed into something so much better!! I know I talk on here about how I’ve always had to deal my dry ass skin well this toner helped that tremendously! Product function: 2-in-1 formula to prep and soften skin that also moisturizes. Consistency: Lightweight liquid Do I like it? well if you couldn’t tell from above, uh yeah I really love it! I have combo-on dry side, sensitive skin and it helps hydrate my skin without irritating it! (which is a major thing!!) Would I recommend it??? YES YES YES Worth the price? It’s $33 for 150ml/ 5.0 Fl. oz. To me it’s a fair price but that totally depends on how much you’d like to spend. This product benefits my skin so much that I am willing to pay the $33. If you’re down to do that, go give it a shot!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
Indie Lee Toner
INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner I‘ve used this morning and night for about 3 months now and a lot in between as well. The mist is pretty strong, you can use a cotton pad if you prefer that but I just spray it directly on my face. It feels cooling and soothing and hydrated the skin nicely. Preps my skin for the next step in my routine and it mainly just feels really good. Love that it comes in a glass bottle but the mist could be improved. I love using it throughout the day when my skin is getting a little dry or needs some cooling, it works very well for my combination sensitive skin. I would probably think about repurchasing it one day, but I do want to use some others first. I love how big the bottle is and 34$ is fine for that, but it only has a shelf life of 6 months.
INDIE LEE-CoQ-10 Toner
Essential toner for dry skin
I love thisKOPARI - Coconut Rose Toner especially for my dry skin during the winter months. This is a spray and I think it feels amazing. I love using toner but with my dry skin I find many that dry my skin out this one doesn’t do that at all. It makes my skin feel clean and toned without feeling dry or stripped. I apply after I cleanse my face and it’s become one of my staples this winter. One thing I will note is if you have sensitive skin maybe stay away since it has not only rose but also coconut. The fragrance isn’t too strong though. I would recommend to everyone but especially those with dry skin!
KOPARI-Coconut Rose Toner
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