23 - London, Dubai, Chicago
AHA & BHA Peel Routine
1) AHA 30% and BHA 2% Peeling Solution (The Ordinary) Leave on for no more than 10 minutes. Apply to dry, clean skin. Use 1-2 times a week. It targets Dullness and Textural Irregularities. Do NOT combine with other strong acids or Peptides. 2) Pure Hylauronic Acid Serum Use AM and PM and before oils or creams. It’s water based so it will not clog pores or cause breakouts. 3) Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich Discussed in Post below! The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
These are the vitamins I take for my skin, hair and nails! - I pop one of the fizzy vitamin C tablets in a soda water - I take 2 Biotin vitamins daily 5000mcg - I take 3 collagen pills throughout the day 2,500 mcg Biotin Collagen (it’s best to take collagen via edible consumption as the molecular size is too large for topical collagen treatments) - I take a combination of Vitamin A, C and E Vegan Hair and Skin vitamins by Love Beauty and Planet. They are delicious!LOVE beauty AND planet - Citrus crush vegan hair & skin dietary supplement #Collagen Vitamins - Spring Valley[products]#[FourStars] NATURE'S BOUNTY - Biotin
This has been my go to perfume for years - since about 2009. It holds notes of bitter almond, caraway spice, sambac jasmine, cinnamon, tuberose, vanilla, musk, mosses and jucarunda wood. It is indulgent, arrogant, bewitching, seductive and warm. A beautiful perfume for winter. 10/10 DIOR - Hypnotic Poison
I truly love this product. Honestly (not tryna flex) but I receive compliments on my skin every time I wear it. It’s an oil and serum emulsion so it beautifully moisturizes the skin whilst leaving it dewy and youthful. It may look a bit greasy when applied to the forehead but on cheekbones and cheeks in general it’s stunning. You can apply it before or after makeup. Oils used are: jojoba, grape seed, evening primrose and rosehip. What provides the increased brightness is a unique extract named “Evodia Rutecarpa” it is typically used in Chinese medicine. Sugarcane Squalane is used to help lock in moisture. I really recommend this product! Futuredew has a lovely pinky pearlescent shine that emulates your faces finest features and leaves skin dewy.
Glossier.-Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid
Rose water & Glycerin Facial Mist
Cheap and Alcohol free facial mist that I typically kept in the fridge. I went through this product rather quickly as I was spraying it so regularly. It compares much better than the Mario Badescu which I’ve heard contains vegetable dyes and doesn’t service your skin. Rose water is hydrating and smells great however I have heard that cactus water is incredible for the hydration of your skin. I love to add rose water to my bath as well for a soft scent.
J.R. WATKINS-Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin Spray
Fresh face mask set *edited 2/1/20
Okay I’ve officially hoped on the fresh bandwagon, my goodness I love them so much! Rose face mask? Very hydrating leaves my skin baby smooth The sugar face polish? A nice gentle exfoliation, I’m used to stronger exfoliation but this one I actually really like, smells like sweet strawberry sugar The lotus rescue mask is a more stronger exfoliant which I really like too, guys I’m crazy about exfoliating Then finally the black tea firming night cream- I loved this at first very beautiful and thick, but it’s also kinda oily, one layer wasn’t enough when I got out of the shower so I came back to do a second coat on my face and noticed my hands looked oily, then I felt my face and it feels like there is some oil leftover when the cream absorbs, might just mean ultra hydrating goodness but I’m starting to break out because of this, if you are interested in this cream buy the sample size or get it with a set because it’s way too expensive to buy on a whim. Black tea eye cream- I got a tiny sample of this thank god because after using it for a week one of my eyes has like this red bump rash and is developing milia those little white bumps, so this eye cream is a huge no for me. I’ll go back to my tatcha eye cream thank you very much Bought this set off fresh website and I really love the masks and I am glad I got to try the black tea firming night mask but that baby did not work out for me, too heavy on my skin which is weird cause I have winter dry skin. 4/5 cause the masks are worth it I love em
fresh-Rose Face Mask
Holy Grail Face Oil
Luxurious is the perfect adjective for the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. I’ll be honest - I was not a fan AT ALL of facial oils before this one. I have combination skin; mostly oily with some dry patches here & there. I tried a handful of facial oils from other brands and I always looked like I stood in front of a fryer for 23 hours. When I received the DE Littles kit a few months ago, I figured I would give facial oil one more chance; I created my first DE smoothie using protini, 2 pumps of b-hydra and 2 drops of the Marula oil - I was in love. My skin felt so nourished, soft, and hydrated. I couldn’t stop touching my face, saying “wow” to myself! Fast forward to today, I mix 2-3 drops each night for my night time routine. This facial oil is a must have for me & definitely here to stay. 💛 There are absolutely no additives - Drunk Elephant takes the ingredient straight from the Marula fruit leaving it untouched, delivering a product to consumers that is in its purest form. Loaded with beneficial antioxidants and omegas 6 & 9, this facial oil seeps into the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and blotchiness, while giving you youthful, hydrated glow. I should also add that this product is versatile considering it can also be used for your nail cuticles and hair. Available in several sizes, the price point ranges from $40-$72, but Drunk Elephant also has gift sets and kits that contain mini sizes of this product (which will last you awhile). I also love the packaging / component of this product; it certainly gives you luxury vibes. The minis come in a pump component, where as the midi and full size come in a luxurious glass dropper. I 100% believe the price is right, especially since there is a variety of sizes ranging in price to accommodate whatever budget it is that you may have. I am a firm believer that skincare is a worthy investment; your makeup only looks as good as what is underneath.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
My 2019 K-beauty Skincare Fav
my Korean beauty favorite for 2019 is this baby right here: Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream this is a moisturizing cream supercharged with 5-Cera Complex to supposedly strengthen the skin barrier and shield from water and moisture loss. it targets dullness, loss of moisture & elasticity I’ve recently picked this cream up within the past month but I have been hooked ever since I got it. this cream works well after retinols, acids, anti-aging serums and on its own. the texture is reassuringly thick, but the effect on the skin is not — it’s not greasy or sticky. i got this as part of a Dr Jart set I purchased from Sephora and I wasn’t disappointed I also love the ingredients in this — it has ceramides but doesn’t have mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, benzophenone, talc, BHT, TEA, ethanol, animal raw materials, or artificial fragrances this is arguably a pricier item, costing $48 for 50 ml but I definitely think it’s worth the price! definitely recommend it & I have a feeling this will have a permanent spot on my vanity from now on Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream
Dr. Jart+-Ceramidin Cream
Supple skin ahead...
Sephora Collection Water Gel Mask Hydrate + Refresh $16.00 A water gel mask with amino acids and marine algae that provides long-lasting moisture and revitalizes the skin without leaving an oily film. Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily Targets: Dryness, Fine lines and wrinkles, Dullness and uneven texture This product is also cruelty-free, vegan, and comes in recyclable packaging. I love using this on days that I exfoliate. It’s such a hydrating mask and literally leaves your skin feeling supple and moisturized. This can be used as a wash off mask or even an overnight sleep mask. I have personally used it in both ways. I’m so impressed with the results I get from this mask. I have used this for roughly 8 months and this is my second jar. I highly recommend this for everyone because who doesn’t need hydrated skin?!?!?!
SEPHORA COLLECTION-Water Gel Mask Hydrate + Refresh
Farmacy Beauty’s Honeymoon Glow ✨✨
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Where do I even begin with this product? One of the things I sought to get was Farmacy’s Honeymoon Glow after being introduced and recommended to this holy grail product by so so SO many people in the skincare community on Instagram. This was before I even started using acids in my routine, and I am not a big fan of change, so you can guess how high my expectations for this product were. This night serum claims to be a 3-in-1 serum that does it all: it resurfaces, clarifies, and hydrates your skin for a healthy natural glow. More importantly, it targets hyperpigmentation (which I need for all the times I scratch at my pimples, LOL!). Apart from this, it also exfoliates, hydrates, and refines pore size with consistent use. Honeymoon Glow has AHA (lactic, glycolic, citric, and other fruit acids) as well as BHA (willow bark - salicylic acid) in it, so on some level I was expecting my face to get all red and tingly after application since this was my very first foray into acids (AHA, BHA, and all that). First things first: I was surprised to note that the serum isn’t as thick as I was expecting it to be - rather, it is a nice lightweight milky serum that goes on easily, kind of like your everyday hydrating serum. I was also pleasantly surprised to note that my skin wasn’t overly irritated or affected by the potent blend of acids (14%!) in this product. My face did get a little red and the serum was slightly tingly, but thankfully no major side effects - I didn’t break out, no peeling, etc. I As I’ve only used this twice so far, I don’t think I’m the best person to describe any long-lasting effects from consistent use. However, I did wake up the next day with a nice glow to my skin, and my face felt super smooth and supple. I used this product on its own, with a lightweight toner and a moisturiser after, just to reduce the risk of irritation, so you know the glow is entirely from this serum. I would think that with consistent usage this will be able to lighten any pigmentation and even out my skin tone. First impressions wise, I think this product lives up to its hype - I definitely like this one! :-) Even though I haven’t been using this long enough, I would recommend it to my friends who are struggling with acne scarring and texture on their face, just based on the fact that there have been so many glowing reviews for this serum, and that the results are already so good after a single use. The Honeymoon Glow is 58 USD for 30ml, which is a tad pricey, but as you don’t need a lot of product for one application, I think that 58 USD is a pretty decent price considering that I will only be using this 2-3 times a week. What’s great now is that Farmacy also has a neat ‘Sweet Dreams’ holiday kit called that gives you a full sized Honeymoon Glow, a 100ml Clean Bee cleanser, and a mini sized Honey Grail face oil for 65 USD, which is a steal as well! FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum
FARMACY-Honeymoon Glow Serum
Tatcha Violet C brightening routine
I suffer from extremely dark post acne pigmentation and these have been so good to me! From how gentle they are on the skin to how effective they are, I have no complaints. The violet C mask is super relaxing on the skin and I know the instructions state to use it for 15 minutes and then rinse but I leave up to an hour. It really allows my skin to take the brightening effect of the mask without any harsh bleaching agents. I immediately follow up with my Essence from tatcha as well and then the Violet C Serum. If you have dark spots I would definitely give this of shot and if the you’re still unsure, ask for the samples at Sephora and try it out. Hope this helps :)
TATCHA-Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA