just a pale girl looking for products to deal with dry eczema-prone skin due to chronic illness 👽 longtime makeup lover new skincare lover
Review My [AM] Routine!
I have super dry, reactive, eczema-prone skin! I amazingly somehow have large pores and dry skin (I know) and get barrier damage easily. My routine goes: 1. Wash my face with PETER THOMAS ROTH - Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser it is my FAVORITE cleanser ever and works SO well for my dry skin AM because it adds moisture to my skin before I even start with my products. Even after like the night before I tend to wake up with dry skin and this is such a huge help. I use a green tea or turmeric konjac sponge with it depending on my concern for the day (green tea when I’m feeling a little more broke out and turmeric when I’m extra dry) and pat my face with a bamboo washcloth. 2. Prep my skin for product with Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Toner this is more an essence than a toner, I probably won’t buy it again because I think there are better products with this function BUT it was not cheap so I’m using it all up before I buy anything else. 3. MY SAVIOR VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum this stuff just really keeps my skin bouncy and hydrated all day long I started with a trial size and bought the full size because I was so obsessed. 4. I don’t like the texture of The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% so I mix it in with my Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream and it makes a perfect AM gel cream that keeps my pores in check while moisturizing! Niacinamide has really done wonders for my skin and I use it in both my AM and PM routine because I just love it. 5. I treat my eyes with Big Cloud Fix from Dollar Shave Club’s Eye Savior and omg it’s the best product no one uses! It’s full of niacinamide, caffeine, and just does wonders for my dark eye circles. After that sets I will use Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado because I get really dry under eyes and want to prevent wrinkles with a lot of moisture. 6. If I’m having trouble with my eczema or used actives the night before and have some sensitivity I will use LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations to help repair my barrier further (the niacinamide helps tremendously with that issue as well). 7. Of course, no AM routine is complete without quality sunscreen! I am OBSESSED with PETER THOMAS ROTH - Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Uva/Uvb Protective Lotion right now because it leave no white cast and is a mineral sunscreen! Due to my reactive skin, chemical sunscreens tend to cause sensitivity and flare my eczema so mineral sunscreens are a must for me. This one is gorgeous and has a skin perfecting tint to it that blends seamlessly with your skin tone (I’m very pale and it does not cause any issues for me). This may seem like a long routine, but it takes only five minutes max and has helped me so much to layer moisturizing and hydrating ingredients!
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations
This is the perfect summer mask you guys 💦 It is hydrating, full of niacinamide and volcanic mineral water that fights free radicals! This cooking gel would even be good on a sunburn! ☀️ It’s also a five minute mask which I love for saving time! ⏰ I would just pop this bad boy in the fridge for a perfect refreshing AM mask! It is scented, but very lightly so and smells like an ocean spray 🌊 VICHY - QUENCHING MINERAL MASK
VICHY-QUENCHING MINERAL MASK
I was out of my colourpop eyebrow gel and was at Walmart anyway and decided to give this $4 eyebrow gel and $6 concealer a try! Full disclosure I usually HATE concealer honestly, but I actually like this formula! It doesn’t crust up on my dry skin at all! It smells kind of strongly chemical-like but also doesn’t smell like added fragrance so kind of a wash there. I’m really impressed by the brow gel, the cheap ones can tend to be flaky and have awkward sized brushes. I LOVE how small the tube is because brow gels dry out so fast and I won’t feel like I’m wasting any product! I just ordered elf’s new lip balms and a new concealer they have to try more of their products because I was so impressed by these. I haven’t used any of their stuff since they started getting better with their formulas and so far I’m very impressed! e.l.f. - Wow Brow Gel e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer
e.l.f.-Hydrating Camo Concealer
Dollar Shave Club Has Some Finds
My app isn’t letting me create a new product right now but you guys have to look into dollar shave club! This eye treatment is crazy good. Full of caffeine, niacinamide, aloe, etc. to provide a really hydrating dark circle fighter! I actually bought this product for my boyfriend but liked it so much I kept it lol! If you’re looking for affordable skincare, some of their Big Cloud line is really good at a great price point! Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Best Hair Ever: Frizz Fighting
I live in a humid climate and have wavy hair (so yes it is normally a disaster)! I recently switched from my Turbie Twist to this Aquis towel and the results are noticeable! This towel soaks up the water so fast and leaves my hair silky and shiny! I always air dry and there has been a dramatic reduction in the amount of frizz I wake up with. This is the perfect lazy hair tool and really helps you take care of your hair and not damage it! AQUIS - Lisse Hair Towel
AQUIS-Lisse Hair Towel
I’m so glad I treated myself to some PTR because this new line is ridiculously amazing for my skin! Unscented, full of hyaluronic acid and other great ingredients it just keeps my skin bouncy and gorgeous all day. The only bad thing is now I really want to buy the $52 USD sunscreen from this line. 🙃🤣 PETER THOMAS ROTH - Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
Skincare Night Routine
This is my skincare routine for night time. I try to follow it every day but sometimes i mess up and forget or am too tired. When i do follow this however i noticed my skin clears up A LOT and my face looks all around a lot better. The products i use are: Moisturizer: clinique pep start hydroblur moisturizer Serum: skin repair facr serum Exfoliant: peter thomas roth peeling gel exfoliant Face mask: varies but its usually a clay mask Toner: witch hazel Eye cream: besito anti aging eye cream
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Firmx Peeling Gel
$29 VS. $7, Guess Who Wins?
Although these two concealers have a huge price difference, I think the results they offer are almost similar. Normally, I'll use the MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Concealer-Shade 10 to cover my dark circles as it offers really great coverage. It's also very moisturizing and doesn't emphasize my fine lines. I'm using the URBAN DECAY - Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer- Warm Light only for highlighting. I'll apply it on dull spots including on the bridge of my nose, the apples of my cheeks, my smile lines, the corners of my mouth and the sides of my nose. Sometimes, I also use it to cover my acne scars as it provides great coverage. The shade of this concealer pairs really well with my Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation R250. I think that it has a better texture than the Fit Me concealer. Both concealers are great but considering their prices, Fit Me is more affordable and worth its price.
MAYBELLINE-Fit Me Concealer
Hyaluronic Acid + Tea Tree For A Smooth, Clear Complexion
Hyaluronic acid comes in different names, and one of them is sodium hyaluronate. HA is a substance that’s naturally present in our body. But, just like other substances that our body naturally produces, its regeneration slows down as we age. Some experts call hyaluronic acid the ‘fountain of youth’ as it’s a potent anti-aging substance that keeps the skin plump and youthful. It also minimizes fine lines. Cosmetic doctors use it as a main ingredient in fillers to treat their patient’s wrinkles; others use it to achieve fuller, more luscious lips. I’ve been a fan of HA since I find it helpful for my dry combination skin. Tea tree is known for its antimicrobial properties hence, it’s very popular among individuals with oily, acne-prone skin types. But, it’s not just good for those who suffer from acne. It does wonders to people who suffer from redness and irritation, just like me. I like using products with this ingredient to help with the redness on my cheeks area, and to treat my occasional zit that usually sprouts during that time of the month. Tea tree has anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating skin inflammation, redness, irritation that I usually get as I have sensitive skin. This Shiseido creamy cleanser is perfect as it doesn’t strip away my skin’s natural oils because it has HA in it. I like following it with this really affordable toner from the clean beauty brand, Human Nature. Together, they do wonders in keeping the moisture locked in my dry combination face, and treating the redness in my cheeks too. Definitely recommend this combo!
🙅♀️🙅♀️No More Wrinkled Skin! Anti-Aging 1v1! Which One Is Better?
I have normal skin, so I want my skincare products to feel good on my skin, to be easily absorbed and to be non-greasy. I've been looking for anti-aging products which work really well. HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serumand CHANTECAILLE - Bio Lifting Serum+ feature a plant-based formula with very mild ingredients. They're preservative-free and fragrance-free, so they're safe for sensitive skin. Herbivore's Serum is a plant-based retinol alternative serum formulated with powerful botanical ingredients, and paired with PHAs (Polyhydroxy Acids) to gently exfoliate skin and effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It is scent-free and has a watery texture which is easy to spread, absorbs quickly and doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky. Chantecaille's Serum has more ingredients, all of which are natural and gentle plant extracts. It is paired with hexapeptide which, comparable to botox, works to improve the visible appearance of firmness, smoothness, and facial plumpness, and smooths out wrinkles. Besides, it contains caffeine that can help reduce facial puffiness, raspberry extract as an anti-oxidant and also Chantecaille signature pure rosewater. All of the above are anti-aging ingredients that effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Peptide and retinol are both skin-friendly ingredients that are mild and suitable for all skin types. But Chantecaille has a better formula with an even stronger anti-aging effect. In conclusion: Pick Herbivore if you're looking for an entry-level anti-aging skincare product and pick Chantecaille if you place a higher requirement on anti-aging and if your budget allows. Will you try these? What's your fav anti-aging serum?😊
HERBIVORE-Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum
Lip mask for dry/chapped lips - a review
Living in a country where winter is the predominant season, dry/chapped lips are a given. I’ve had dry lips for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately I’m one of those who can’t resist pealing the dry skin off (I know, tmi!). No lipstick/lip balm would work to appease my dry lips. Which is how I came across the concept of lip masks. The first lip mask I tried was from the duo LANEIGE - Kiss Me Day And Night This product smells amazing, very fruity and sweet. For a while, I still had dry lips once I would rinse it out in the morning but would combine it with the day portion of the duo, the lip gloss. Although the smell was fantastic, I would see myself applying the lip gloss a couple of times a day due to my lips being cracked and still on the dry side. A couple of weeks ago, I discovered the Milk MAKEUP - Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask and this has proven to be a lot more effective. It has a thick consistency that will have it stay on my lips all night long. The lip mask comes in a small packaging, but given then consistency of the product using a little goes a long way! The smell of lavender is one of my absolute favourites and has been known for being a relaxing smell before going to bed. My lips have never looked this healthy and plump. I apply this every night as the last step to my night time skincare routine. If the odd time arises that I feel my lips being dry, I simply put on my Vaseline Lip Therapy Aloe. The smell is soothing and the consistency isn’t too thick for during the day use. I will say that I have also been drinking a lot of water and staying hydrated in general to help with my skin, so this also has been a positive contributor to my now healthy lips. This might not work for everyone, but for me, it definitely did!
LANEIGE-Kiss Me Day And Night