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Nighttime Routine for Combo/Dry Skin + Scarring

🌙 Here’s my current night routine in this order and it’s been working wonders for my skin (Second picture shows nighttime essences/toners): 🌙 First Cleanse: ✨ Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil 🌙 Second Cleanse: ✨ Blume Day Dreamer Face Wash 🌙 Eye Cream: ✨ Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask 🌙 Essences/Toners: ✨ Okay the essence on the left I don’t know what it is, I got it from Daiso, nothing is in English, but it’s a rice toner and it was $1.50 ✨Blithe 5 Energy Roots Vital Treatment ✨ Hada Labo Premium Hyaluronic Lotion 🌙 Exfoliator: ✨ Biossance Squalane + Lactic Acid Night Serum 🌙 Hyperpigmentation Lightening Serum: ✨ Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum 🌙 Hydrating Serum: ✨ Byroe Bell Pepper Serum 🌙 Oil: ✨Sunday Riley Juno Oil 🌙 Moisturizer: ✨ Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Cream
Mar. 25
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Product Mentioned
Byroe Bell Pepper Serum
🍅 Byroe Bell Pepper Serum (I know this emoji is a tomato but there is no pepper emoji) 🍅 What is it? An antioxidant rich, skin soothing, and hydrating serum. 🍅Call Outs: Free Of: Alcohol, Parabens, Sulfates, Silicones, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Pthalates, and Triclosane Cruelty Free 🍎Who’s it for? Anyone looking for a serum (because this one does just about everything), anyone looking for glow, hydration, or soothing. 🍎What’s in it? So much! The more I’ve been looking into this brands ingredients the more impressed I am. The brands philosophy is to nourish the skin like you nourish the body. All their products are jam packed with extracts of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein which are rich in antioxidants and nourish the skin. Some of the ingredients of note in this particular product are antioxidant and photochemical rich bell pepper extract, brightening and skin protecting abscorbic acid (the strongest form of vitamin c), barrier replenishing ceramides, and soothing centella asciatica as well as a plethora of other fruit and vegetable extracts. 🍎My thoughts? I really enjoy this serum. I was afraid this serum would smell like bell peppers (the absolute worst food) but it doesn’t at all it has a very light, vague, fresh scent. It is intensely hydrating and has the consistency of almost a very lightweight oil. I prefer this for nighttime because it is a little too rich for me during the daytime but when I use it at night I woke up with the softest glowiest skin. I also swear it makes my skin feel more plump. I don’t know if this is just a delusion born out of my recent visit to the doctor where I was told I have no cheeks but I swear it makes my skin feel springier and gives it more bounce.
How do you heal and treat your skin?
✨I’m gonna share with you my nighttime treatment my skin really appreciates, and how I wake up with much cleaner and radiant skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ For a very long time , I would always wake up with dull skin and uneven texture. There won’t be any radiance or glow , and its sort of demotivating to start the day like that. Acne wasn’t a big problem but it did occur few times a month and would always leave scars or blemishes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ A while ago I came across a Acne Treatment oil called ‘Meltdown’ by @blume 💕 ✨ What is it? It’s an oil for Acne Prone Skin which you can use to prevent acne, clear acne and blemishes. It’s a blend of all natural ingredients. ✨ Key Ingredients Rosehip, Blue Tansy, Tamanu, Lavender, Black Cumin Seed ✨ My thoughts At nighttime, I usually cleanse my with @blume milk based face wash ‘Daydreamer’ . I really like it because its so creamy and gentle. It doesn’t irritate my eyes or skin. To use ‘Meltdown’ , I mix a few drops of this essential oil based serum with @milkmakeup moisturizer. It calms down any inflammation I have and its a perfect nighttime treatment to heal my skin. Now I wake up with much clearer skin which I can feel confident about and start my day. It really heals the skin overnight and any acne I have goes away in a week or so. Its been amazing to clean up the blemishes, and there are only a few areas left. Also, for the people who weren’t able to use @milkmakeup vegan moisturizer because its too rich, I think it would be a great idea to mix it with an oil/serum so it suits your skin. - - What’re your favourite nighttime treatments? Let me know what you think ☺️ BLUME - Daydreamer Face Wash BLUME - Meltdown Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Holy grail acne products!!! ✨
BLUME - Daydreamer Face Wash BLUME - Meltdown Oil for Acne-Prone Skin My all time favourite products for acne! Whenever I have a pimple I always put the oil on it and by the next morning it’s gone! ❤️
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💛 𝐇𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐤𝐮-𝐣𝐲𝐮𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐤 💛⁣ ⁣ 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬: an ultra hydrating Japanese moisturizer milk. The milky moisturizer is formulated using Rohto’s newly developed “moisture sealing” technology that wraps skin like a hydrating cream mask to prevent moisture from escaping the skin⁣ ⁣ 𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: ⁣ - five-layer mixing of Hyaluronic Acid, which upgrades the moisturizing power of the skin.⁣ - Sacran extract, a natural moisturizing factor with a high-water retention ability, forms a moister barrier and prevents moisture evaporation. ⁣ ___________________________________⁣ ⁣ Another cult favorite! 😁 ⁣ Who doesn’t love Hada Labo anyway? 💙 ⁣ I’ve been loving all products i’ve tried from the brand so far. ⁣ ⁣ I think the Premium Milk Lotion in particular is a really quality product and great value!! Super love how hydrating and smoothing it is. I use few drops after washing my face, on wet skin. It works wonderfully in plumping the face and holding the moisture in, almost feeling like I have a sheet mask on! Or should I say, gives a literal moisture-wrap feel 🥰 I then slather more (that’s how much I enjoy it) wait a lil until it gets absorbed and follow up with either a treatment or seal everything in with a moisturizer. The lotion leaves my skin a healthy glow but not oily. For me, it’s the best source for a hyaluronic supercharge I've found so far. It’s fragrance free so I highly recommend it — it does what it says and does it well! ⁣ ____________________________________⁣ ⁣ 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞: combination, acne prone.⁣ ~ i use the product only as part of my night routine. I once tried it on during the day and it made me a lil greasy but I think would work just awesome for dry skinned gals! ⁣ ____________________________________⁣ ⁣ 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐲? available on amazon for $15 / 170ml ⁣ 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: 5/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A J-Beauty treasure
About the product: The HADALABO - Gokujyun Premium Lotion contains five types of hyaluronic acid plus urea to lock in moisture and keep skin hydrated longer. It also has a skin pH-balanced formulation contains no fragrances, mineral oils, alcohols and artificial/added coloring. The bottle is a hard plastic. How to use: After cleansing, rub lotion between palms then pat into your face. It can be used morning and night. Best for dry, dehydrated skin. I first tried this product during the week I went to visit be family during the holidays. I went into my sister’s bathroom every day for my trip’s duration to use it. i definitely noticed a difference in my skin. When I got home and knew I had to get it. I have waxed on about my oily skin in plenty of videos and since my skin overproduces oily because it is dehydrated this helps. My skin drinks it up. It doesn’t pill when I do the rest of my skin care so that is a major plus. There are similar other products from this brand that target different concerns. Recommend? Yes!!!! Specs: 5 oz./170 mL for $14.40 on Amazon. Note: Since this product is a J-Beauty brand, the instructions on the bottle are in Japanese.
What’s working for my dry/combo skin!
I have combination skin that tends to be more dry. I’m fortunate that I don’t break out too much, just the occasional pimple here and there. I’ve spent a long time though trying out products and seeing what works for me. I’ve had great results at times and I’ve had terrible reactions from my “experiments” at other times. Lol These products are my “go to” products at the moment that have been giving me really flawless skin. fresh - Rose Deep Hydration Toner I have been using this toner for years and I love it! Seriously shrinks my pores and feels instantly hydrated. I always have this toner on hand. SHISEIDO - Ultimune Power Infusing Serum Concentrate I’ve also been using this serum for several years and feel like it gives my skin a great complexion. It just looks hydrated and healthy. This serum is suppose to be able to enhance your other serums if you apply it before but I usually don’t layer too many serums because I find that it becomes too much and clogs my pores. I have layered this one on occasion when I have severely dry skin but usually I just alternate serums. Elizabeth Arden - PREVAGE Anti-Aging Daily Serum This brand has been around for years and when I saw this line I had to try it because I was impressed with its key ingredients. It’s suppose to protect from environmental aggressors, free radicals, has time release technology, and is anti aging. I must admit, this serum makes my skin look flawless. I’m just not in love with the texture of it, it’s a little thick for me. I also feel like the packaging is cheap. I would recommend this but before I re-buy, there are a few products I’d like to try out first. Elizabeth Arden - Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum Now I’m in love with these capsules! It’s no wonder this serum has won so many awards. Everyone should be using retinol by their late 20s and this one keeps its potency by putting it in capsules and it’s just the perfect amount to cover your face and neck. I always wake up with a great looking complexion and never had a reaction to this one. I plan to keep this in my nighttime routine a long time. SAINT JANE - Luxury CBD Beauty Serum I loved the ingredients in this oil and was intrigued by the high dosage of CBD. I have liked wearing this oil and has a sleek bottle but it’s just not changing my skin enough for me to keep buying. When my skin is under control I really don’t struggle with breakouts or redness so I’m probably not the ideal buyer for this oil. Would recommend though. SUNDAY RILEY - Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil I’ve loved Sunday Riley for years now! This is my favorite oil so far. (Until I try Vintner’s Daughter.😂) Super hydrating and packed full of great ingredients! Skin always looks refreshed.
My current favorites!
These are some of my latest and greatest top shelf products! I absolutely adore these products and can’t picture my life without them! OLAPLEX - No. 7 Bonding Oil OUAI - Ouai Hair Oil SUNDAY RILEY - Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash
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Old versus newbie cleansing oils!
🎁The Boscia makeup breakup cool cleansing oil was the first one out of the two I bought and it helps clear the look of skin-clogging impurities and makeup without leaving an oily residue! It really helps with pores and dryness. The texture of this is a nice lightweight oil that gets all of my makeup off! I absolutely love using this at night and I got it about 10 months ago in a set from Boscia! It is very hydrating, didn’t break me out, and I saw good results in my pores after using it. I would certainly recommend this to others that love to use cleaning oils to remove makeup, it really gets the job done! It is worth the $32 for 5oz which is alot of product! 🎁The tatcha pure one step camellia oil cleanser is the one I got after the Boscia and is used to completely take of your makeup before you use your actual cleanser! This will completely take of any makeup, full face or just if your wearing a little bit. It completely takes off any eye liner and mascara as well as any waterproof makeup leaving your skin so silky and soft. This is not harsh at all on any type of skin, it is good for all skin types even sensitive skin! I first tried this last December because I had received the tatcha bestsellers set for Christmas with four minis and I absolutely feel in love with the cleansing oil. It can be a solution for dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, and dullness as well as uneven texture! The texture of this is a very rich oil that really moisturizes your skin. I overall really love this product and I will always be repurchasing, it’s definitely my go to makeup remover that I’ve ever tried! It has never let me down and always gets all my makeup off, and does everything that I would want a makeup remover to do. I have been using this for about a year so I have used this tons of times before giving this review! It was definitely hydrating enough and didn’t break me out at all! I saw great results from using this instead of other makeup removers that would make my skin red and were just to harsh when taking off my makeup. I would 100% recommend this to others because it completely takes off makeup and is so easy to use! And is great for every type of skin and has amazing ingredients in it! The full size of this is $48 for 5.1 oz of product which is so worth it because you only need a little bit to get all of your makeup off so it will last you forever! I really hope this review helps someone out if you’re deciding to get this or not I definitely recommend! 🎁I bought the tatcha cleansing oil over the Boscia because I noticed that this one did a better job of removing my makeup! And it removed more advanced makeup like eyeliner and foundation! The Boscia was only good for natural and not a lot of full face makeup! It only removed the basics, where the tatcha removed everything! I also noticed that it cleanses my face more intensely then the Boscia, it removed more dirt off my face! The texture of the Boscia and tatcha were very similar they were both very liquidity! The Boscia one was a little more thin, but the tatcha one felt like a heavier oil! The smell was very similar to, very clean and fresh! But I think I would have to say that the tatcha was more effective to my standards! boscia - MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil TATCHA - Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser
After using makeup wipes for most of my life my skin was dead! It stung when ever I used the wipes and I ended up waking up with makeup still on my face! This saved me... Claims: Refreshing, gentle, dissolves makeup+impurities with no oily residue afterwards My thoughts: This was recommended to me at Sephora, and damn it works well! I use this whenever I wear makeup- it gets rid of all of it! It even removes stubborn eye makeup such as waterproof eyeliner and mascara. It smells just like a spa! It soothes my skin and makes it feel very refreshed. This product is AMAZING!! It removes ALL makeup. Would highly recommend, all of their claims are met!🥳👏 It’s also apart of of “Clean at Sephora”!!
My quarantine skincare routine - simple and short. But mostly just trying to finish up products before buying anything new 🙃 My routine during this quarantine hasn’t gotten elaborate or anything it’s probably just gotten more simple bc I’ve completely stopped wearing makeup unless I try a bit on here and there. These are some products that I’ve been enjoying and going for a lot lately! ☁️@versed cleanser- this is a great everyday cleanser for any kind of skin! It’s gentle, effective, takes out all the dirt and makeup and feels good on the face when washing. Has a nice light minty smell too! ☁️@versed brightening toner- I have dulll skin die to my hyperpigmentation and acne scarring. This toner instantly gives me brighter loling skin with a glow. I use this almost daily! ☁️@dhcskinare - this is a great oil based cleanser to remove any impurities and makeup. I use this to get out all my makeup and it works great. Even for eyeliner and waterproof mascara. It’s gentle and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean! ☁️@peachandlily glass skin serum - still continuing my daily use with this serum. The biggest difference in seeing with this serum at this point (3 weeks of use) is my pores look less visible and acne has calmed down ☁️@herbivorebotanicals pink cloud moisturizer - I’m almost out of this one.... but I’ve been using this one daily for the past month and it’s just a great everyday moisturizer for any kind of skin. It smells lovely too ☁️@ohiibeauty get fresh toner pad (brighten) - this was a random buy! These are great of your feeling too lazy to wash your face 🙋🏻‍♀️, for on-the-go, take to the gym etc. easy and convenient and they do a good job of cleaning and exfoliating your skin. Just use moisturizer after!
Best Scented Moisturizer Ever!
I never really pay attention to moisturizer or serum or whatever it is. But this one has a really amazing milky-rose smell. I cannot really describe it but sometimes I open the jar just to smell it and refresh my day lol. Quality wise, it’s a good creme with thick texture and very easy to spread and absorb. Does it worth the price? For me a big fat YES! A whole bundle of pretty packaging, nice smell, great texture, and they way it hydrates my skin - amazing. HERBIVORE - PINK CLOUD Rosewater Moisture Creme Would love to repurchase for sure but a little bit pricey yes.
Products for Hyperpigmentation
☀️ These are some products I use for overall brightening and to treat PIH because I am literally incapable of not picking my acne ☀️ Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel - I’ve been using this one on and off for about six months. While I don’t think you’re going to see the most effective treatment with a cleanser (being that it’s only on your face for a minute tops) this is a good option if you do want to incorporate some brightening ingredients into the cleansing portion of your routine. This cleanser contains brightening rice ferment filtrate, green tea extract, and licorice root as well as exfoliating PHA to brighten and even complexion. ☀️ Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum - I’ve used this on and off for years and it’s one of the most effective vitamin C serums I’ve tried for brightening and lightening. Formulated with abscorbic acid (the most bioavailable form of vitamin C) as well as exfoliating pumpkin ferment and pomegranate extract and antioxidant rich Indian gooseberry and vitis vinifera this vitamin c brightens my skin like nothing else. It does oxidize relatively quickly though so you want to be sure to use it fast. ☀️ Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum - If Drunk Elephant C Firma is my favorite Vitamin C for brightening and lightening, this is my favorite product of all time for brightening and lightening. When I have post acne scarring this eliminates it in a matter of weeks and leaves my skin looking bright and beautiful. This product uses 2% hydroquinone and glycolic acid to knock out any hyperpigmentation fast. The only thing with hydroquinone is it can be drying and is not intended for long term use and you NEED to protect yourself from the sun while using this or it could actually worsen hyperpigmentation. I usually use this for a few weeks at a time until my hyperpigmentation diminishes then I put it back on the shelf until I need it again. But if used appropriately this stuff is magical.
Old vs. New: Skin Brightening Serums 🍊
I feel like regardless of who you are most people deal with some form of hyperpigmentation issues. Personally, I have slight acne prone skin which leads to dark marks once the blemish has healed. I work at Ulta and I’ve always heard good things from my coworkers about the Murad - Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum so I decided to buy a mini to try. Murad - I was pleasantly surprised to find the mini of this serum lasted me about two months! For $20 you don’t get a lot of product but a little bit does go a long way. I used one pump in the morning all over my face. It’s a gel consistency that does smooth over the face but it is a tad bit sticky. That being said when I put my moisturizer on top I didn’t notice that. I feel like within the first month I started seeing results which amazed me. A year ago I had major acne break outs all over my chin which left a lot of dark marks. Within a month of using this serum the dark marks lightened up about 60%! After about a month though I did see the product plateau. It could be the fact they were already pretty lightened up but I didn’t see much of a difference within month two. Because of this, the price of the product, and the fact that alcohol was the second ingredient on the list I decided not to repurchase this serum. Instead I was gifted the GOOD MOLECULES - Daily Brightening Serum Good Molecules - I’ve only used this a few times but so far I’m hopeful. The price point is a lot better! For $9 you get 1 oz of product. It contains beta arbutin which will target dullness and inhibit melanin production. The serum is a lot more lightweight. It absorbs really nice into the skin and doesn’t feel sticky or tacky like the Murad can. It’s a water based formula so it works well under make up. I also like the fact that it has hyaluronic acid so instead of drying your skin out like the alcohol in the Murad can this actually adds moisture into your skin. I also use this in the morning. As much as I liked the Murad and did see results I can’t justify the price nor do I like the fact alcohol is the second ingredient. I like the price and ingredient list a lot more on the Good Molecules serum. 🍊🧡

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A little late but sharing my t
A little late but sharing my top 10 (*11*) everyday go to products that I will repurchase going forward! . . herbivore botanicals has really won me over this past year. Their facial oils are some of the best I’ve put on my face, can’t go without the lapis in any routine! I’m also surprised at how much I love the jasmine green tea toner. drunk elephant is another brand that won over my heart this past year. I’ve learned that my skin only likes c-firma compared to any other vitamin C serum I’ve tried to introduce. TLC framboos has literally evened my skin out so much I only wish I had started using it sooner. Also surprised at how much I’ve fallen for the b-hydra. I didn’t think it was going to be a love, but when I didn’t have it to mix with the others I really missed it! (Especially now with the a-passioni, I love having it to mix). farmacy honeymoon glow I’ve been alternating in on nights when I don’t use TLC framboos when I need a little something extra. It’s stronger than TLC but also moisturizing at the same time, and the glow when you wake up is real! indie lee COQ-10 toner was forgotten for a minute, and when I brought it back into my routine my skin LOVED it. It’s moisturizing and balancing and is a nice refreshing toner I enjoy in the mornings. good science beauty the 001 purifying cream is a must. I use it in the morning after my c-firma/b-hydra mix and usually mix my oils in with it. My skin has been staying clear since I’ve added it! krave last but definitely not least... the matcha hemp cleanser quickly became one of my favorite cleansers. It’s gentle and hydrating, but my skin feels so clean after using it! . .
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💛 hadalabotokyo Gokujyun Prem
💛 hadalabotokyo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. This is everything promised and more! A bit confusing at first, luckily a lot of people here helped me out! Wet your face, I like to spray with my Herbivore rose Spray take a small amount and rub all over. Then pat the product in all over your face. It feels weird at first but it’s kinda fun to slap yourself! The next morning my skin is so bouncy and hydrated that I skip most of my morning routine. 🧡 herbivorebotanicals Phoenix Oil. This might unseat Juno as my favorite oil. Which is saying something cause I’ve tried A LOT of oils and nothing was better than Juno. Until now. Deeply nourishing and great for repairing irritated skin. And it’s so light! Juno is a very heavy oil, so I can’t always use it. Phoenix can be used anytime with almost anything! 💚 farmacy Green Clean. Hands down my favorite purchase from the sale. Gentle cleansing balm that effectively removes makeup. Skin is so soft after. I’ve even used this as a regular cleanser on non makeup days. It’s a fun shade of green with a Spicy citrus smell(kinda smells like my Indian grandmother’s house.) 🖤 jordansamuelskin Hydrating facial serum. My go to morning serum when I’m not using my DE C-Firma. It’s an aloe gel base, and contains Hyaluronic acid and a vitamin c derivative. So basically my three favorite things. 😂 I really want to try other things from his line now.
Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
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Sharing two newish heroes in m
Sharing two newish heroes in my routine. First, the CEO Glow Oil from sundayriley with & turmeric. I love the results I get from a good serum, but I don’t always love the texture. They tend to feel sticky on my face and take forever to absorb, but Sunday Riley nailed this product. I only use a few drops; any more and it starts to feel heavy. It absorbs quickly and wears well under makeup, unlike most of the serums I’ve tried. My looks brighter and more even since I’ve started using this. I’ve also noticed a slight uction in ness. Sunday Riley always comes th with such amazing products and the CEO Oil is no exception. — Cloud Bank Milky Cleanser is one of a handful of products from fourthraybeauty that I’ve been loving. This non-foaming cleanser is perfectly named. It’s water-light, milky and glides over the almost like an oil. It leaves my feeling soft and hydrated, but doesn’t leave any residue. I’m a person who needs my to feel squeaky clean, but whose craves . Cloud Bank is the perfect balance of hydrating and purifying. Ingients include rose water, argan milk and jojoba protein. I’ve been using this mostly as a second cleanse and it makes the perfect addition to my routine. To top it off, like all of Fourth Ray’s products, it’s super affordable at $12. I’ll be adding a few more of their goodies to my collection this month. I’ve got my eye on their BFD Cleansing Oil, Mellow Milk Mist and Superfruit Oil.
C.E.O Glow Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil
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Swipe through to see what’s going on my face at night! HOLI FROG - Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Face Wash HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash HOLI FROG - Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Face Wash, 148ml THAYERS - Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Mist Toner SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum INSTITUT ESTHEDERM - Intensive Vitamin E² Serum SUNDAY RILEY - Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil FARMACY - Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry
A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
Second installment of retinol
Second installment of retinol diaries! I kept usage to 2x/week since that was working well, and I wanted to reincorporate acids without overtaxing my skin. Switched to drunkelephant a-passioni*, which I really like so far, though I still mix it with an HA serum. I did skip a week or so when I was sick, so I had a tiny bit of purging when resumed, but otherwise it was fine. Here are some of the products I used: ▪️for chemical exfoliating, I reintroduced DE framboos serum or katesomerville liquid exfolikate* (only one per night), or just some pixi glow tonic to be gentle, on non-retinol nights (combining the two will be my next test). Conversely, I'd skip all treatments (save a hydrating serum) at least once a week to give my skin a rest ▪️ then I tried a resurfacing mask, once every 2-3 weeks, either peachandlily reboot mask or DE babyfacial*, spaced out a day or two from retinol, and my moisture barrier has felt fine! ▪️ continued with lots of hydration, especially in layers like adsorb moist essence*, jurlique herbal recovery serum*, paulaschoice peptide booster*, and olivarrier squalane oil* ▪️ same for cleansing- focused on gentle/nourishing ones like glossier milky jelly cleanser and elemis pro-collagen cleansing balm* ▪️ I also resumed using a vitamin c serum in the mornings, 4-5x/week, recently DE c-firma*, and it's yet to cause any irritation ▪️ SPF all day, every day! The superscreen* by supergoop is great for days with minimal sun exposure (since you have to reapply a lot), or the coola sun silk drops since it wears well under makeup ▪️ after retinol but before moisturizer, I'd supplement with iope cica cream* when needed, great for soothing and hydration
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Sharing my favorites for the m
Sharing my favorites for the month of September! Specifically, I really want to call out the summer Friday’s jet lag mask, which I use as an overnight mask. I wake up to glowing and super hydrated skin every time, and the mask has a nice cooling feeling upon application. Super creamy, super luxurious. The first aid beauty barriAIR cream is another favorite because of the unique texture- it almost bubbles on your face! I hope some of these are your favorites too!
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