My favorite skincare products at the moment
Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanser
Skin hydration products
Dry skin creams
Oct. 16, 2020
KIEHL'S HOLIDAY SET !!
I got the Kiehl's - Brighten Up & Glow from Sephora and it's such an awesome value!! It's $99 for four products - and they're not sample sized!! Here's what you get: - Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanser2.5 oz/75 ml (half size, $12) - Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution1 oz/30ml (full size, $56) - Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado0.5oz/14ml (mini, $32) - Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream1.7oz/50ml (full size, $32) Total value: $132 Actual price: $99 You save: $33 - it's like getting the eye treatment or ultra facial cream for free! It's really good if you've either never tried Kiehl's before (like me) or if you love Kiehl's and need a restock and want to save money. It's an awesome gift set and has so many good things. I've tried the ultra facial cream and I LOVE IT! I have yet to try the eye treatment and the dark spot corrector, but I tried the cleanser and so far it's nice, but I need to use it more times to see if there's any affects.
My Acne Skincare Routine 👏🏻
1.fresh - Sugar Face Polish Exfoliator Sugar Face Polish is one of the best face polishes around. It does an excellent job for acne skin, and it smells so good. I've been so impressed by this product. I feel so pampered when I use it. I recently tried a few other polishes because I had some samples, but it's clear to me that this is the best one. It's also the most enjoyable to use because of the scent of strawberry and brown sugar. I use the Face Polish a few times a week especially when I have some breakouts. Sometimes I use it on a soft net puff and massage it over my face. It only takes a very small amount, because it slides around all over my skin. YOU DO NOT NEED TO COVER YOUR ENTIRE FACE WITH THIS. THAT WOULD BE VERY WASTEFUL AND EXPENSIVE. YOU ONLY NEED TO MOVE A VERY TINY BIT AROUND, AND THE POLISH DOES THE REST. I probably use about half a teaspoon worth of polish, and that's enough to do my entire face. On occasion, I massage the polish around my face with my fingers in a circular motion, but I usually don't have time to do it that way. The net puff or the Clarisonic is much faster although using my fingers gives excellent results. No matter which way I use it, it cleans and/or clears my pores of any environmental toxins or impurities, and leaves my skin feeling and looking fresh and dewy. Although my skin is normal, this is ideal for people with oily skin, as it gets rid of the excess oiliness, and it's perfect for people with dry skin, as it gets rid of dead skin (cells). This is such a pampering way to treat skin issues. To try to help end some confusion and misconceptions as indicated by comments made in some of the previous reviews, this is not straight sugar and strawberries. Brown sugar and strawberry ingredients are mixed with hydrating oils which work as emollients so that you can move the polish around. (All scrubs have some sort of product which acts as a lubricant of sorts so that the exfoliating part of the scrub/polish can slide around). This specific Sugar Face Polish scrub contains "Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Hazel Seed Oil, Plum Extract, Grape Seed Oil, and Mango Seed Oil" which allow the polish to slide around on your face and are all excellent for your skin. Those oils in the Sugar Facial Polish provide hydration for skin, no matter what your skin type. When you finish with the polish, the oil, which is good for all skin types, leaves the skin adequately hydrated and soft. The oils, sugar, and strawberries that you've been pushing around on your face are all discarded. Without these oils, the scrubs would be rough on the skin, which is why all scrubs have some sort of liquid as a base. A good scrub like this one should not leave skin oily, and should not create problems for oily skin (which is another misconception noted in a couple of the reviews). And once again, with Fresh Sugar Face Polish, you don't need a huge amount - a little bit goes a very long way. This is a phenomenal face polish. Fresh Sugar Face Polish is truly the best. The results are well worth it. You should see almost immediate results and your skin will look better and better as it over the long run. I love this face polish. 2.Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution As a product that delivers a high level of vitamin C, Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution is truly unique. Everyone who’s a skincare nerd knows that while vitamin C is one of the best skin-brightening ingredients in the market, it is also highly unstable because it oxidizes easily. As such, you may have noticed that most vitamin C serums are housed inside dark bottles to reduce sun exposure to keep them usable for a longer time. My first impression of the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution was good. I liked that the texture was lightweight enough to be absorbed quickly while allowing me to layer on other products without any problem. The serum also comes with a subtle lavender scent that I didn’t expect, but was happy to have. While most vitamin C serums may give a bit of a stinging or warm sensation on the skin, the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution felt very comfortable and gentle. And unlike a lot of skin brightening products out there that tend to dry out the skin, this serum doesn’t, which is an attribute that I really appreciated since I have rather dry skin. After using it for about two weeks, I noticed that the dark spots on my nose, which are the most obvious ones (for me) have started to look less obvious. The ones on my cheeks were not as obvious, to begin with, so it wasn’t easy to note any improvements within two weeks. However, seeing how it had already helped fade some spots on the nose, I’m quite confident that it can help to deliver even more positive results if I continue using it. I will certainly recommend this product to those who suffer from hyperpigmentation, and are looking to even out their complexion, or want to regain radiance in their complexion. 3.The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion First of all: The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion doesn’t have a pleasant scent. But it’s so faint, I can easily put up with it. Actually, I’d easily put up with it even if it stank badly because this stuff does some amazing things to my skin. To be honest, I am a bit hesitant to try any retinoids at this time of the year. Now the temperatures are dropping fast, my skin tends to get drier and retinoids can dry it out even more. That’s what happened last winter. This time, there was absolutely no dryness or irritation. I can use this serum every other day and get smoother and glowing skin without the side effects. It’s so gentle, I suspect I could use it daily. Ok, maybe if your skin is super super super sensitive, there may still be a tiny chance that it’ll bother your skin, but it’s definitely the gentlest retinoid serum I’ve ever tried. Yet, it works as well as all the other harsher retinoid serums. My skin now looks plumper. Its texture is smoother and more even-toned. It has a subtle glow to it. These are the immediate results. After a few weeks (that’s how long it takes retinoids to work their magic on wrinkles), the serum also starts to target the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dark spots, and make them smaller. Basically, it does everything a good retinoid serum should do. Minus the irritation. And the high price tag. Who Is This For? Acnes-prone skin Retinol newbies Sensitive skin Who Is This NOT For? If you’re using 1% retinol or prescription retinoids, this is a step back. Pregnant or breastfeeding women 4.#LANCÔME - UV EXPERT youth shield[products]# It's the last step I use for my skincare when I have breakouts, no make-up further. This sunscreen is my favorite, new, discovery of this year so far. It is very pleasing to use, and I’m sure many of you will appreciate it. It’s from the higher price shelf, one of the priciest sunscreens I have used in a while, but it feels luxurious on the skin. This product is quite impressive; it is supposed to hydrate, mattify, and protect from pollution by preventing particles from adhering to the skin. And I agree that it does the first two; I am not sure about the last one as I have no way of testing it. It prevents skin hyperpigmentation and sun-induced damage as it fights against UVB and long & short waves of UVA. It’s non-greasy &-sticky. Also, it was developed and tested on Asian skin, and it’s suitable for sensitive skin. That’s all the information available on the box. For me, it’s crucial that sunscreen doesn’t make me look greasy as soon as I apply it. This product keeps me matt for a few hours, and it protects from the sun very well. It is easy to blend, and it doesn’t leave a white cast per se. It acts more like a brightening primer – if that makes sense. I think it’s what the name Milky Bright stands for. The sunscreen will brighten your skin. You can treat it as a brightening primer if you wish. I would say that darker complexions may consider using a BB cream on top of this product. You can reapply the sunscreen, and it won’t show up, but you need to make sure that you blend it in well because you will get a white residue if you don’t spread it nicely. Just take your time and rub it in slowly, by applying a couple of small layers.
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Minimal Night Time Skincare
Here is my very minimal college student night time routine! I put these on every night after I wash my face and tone. I listed the products in the order i apply them(: ✨ Fourth Ray Beauty Rainfall - This is a 2% hyaluronic acid serum. It has a nice light cucumber scent and applies nicely and not sticky. I highly recommend this product as I have used it for over two years. I love how easy it is to apply and even use it whenever my face feels slightly dry. ✨ Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask - I use this lip sleeping mask every night and find it very nourishing. It helped my lips a lot especially now that it is colder. It has a lot of product so it is definitely worth the price. The only downside it that it is not easy to apply so it may not be as sanitary if you choose to take it outside of your house. ✨ Base Butter Radiate Face Jelly - I recently started to use this product. It is a gel moisturizer and plumps my skin. It also has a nice scent. However, the consistency is very strange for a gel moisturizer and has little white specks in the product. I may have had a bad batch that was not mixed well enough but will continue to use as it leaves my skin plump. ✨ Grande Lash Enhancing Serum - I LOOOVE THIS. Would rate over 5 stars if I could. It leaves my lashes suuuuper long and does not itch whatsoever. ✨ LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream - I have been using this retinol for almost two years now. I am mainly using this product to target acne rather than anti-aging. It contains very little retinol which is great for everyday use. I mainly apply this to trouble areas but can be applied to the whole face. ✨ Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment - I think it is a light consistency for an eye cream. It fits me very well as I am in my early 20s and do not need a very thick eye cream.
Absolutely loved the magic cream and elixir
I am very new to makeup, have dry skin prone to eczema. Used Charlotte Tilbury - Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and Charlotte Tilbury - Magic Cream Moisturizer as a base. Followed with Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation I would love to get some help with my dark eyes and everything else that’s not done right. I use Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado which is great to hydrate but I’m not able to color correct and conceal well. I have tried tarte - Shape Tape Star Squad Conceal & Brighten Duo but what am I missing?
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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
I give very few products 5 stars, which means I obviously love this product! This is definitely one of my all time favorite facial cleansers. This works AMAZING for my sensitive skin. I love using this after using a cleansing balm to get the remaining makeup off my face and clean my skin. I will always continue to repurchase this product!Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanser
What I learned from using a skin scrubber 😬
I've used the GUGUG - Skin Scrubber about four times now and I felt like following up on my first post about this. Here's what I learned from using it: - Don't use it on anything that isn't a blackhead. It'll hurt so much and it's not meant for whiteheads, nodules, papules, or cystic acne. - When using it, the buttons are supposed to face you. The end of the tool is sloped in a way so the rest of the metal slides on your skin if the buttons are facing out. On Amazon it shows this product being used correctly in case you need visuals and @geralorentasposted about using this - This is best used on flat areas, or mildly curved ones, like around the nostrils, cheeks, the chin, and the area between your nose and mouth (like under your nose and above your lips) - Don't use on your nose bridge or the tip of your nose! There's no resistance or enough force to get the blackheads to come out, since you have to press a lot. Don't risk dislocating your nose or causing bruises or cuts (yes it can cut you or scrape your skin) - It's only for blackheads!! - In order to avoid getting scrapes and having skin irritation, put on a cleanser - I like the Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanserand the Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanserfor this because they're pretty thick. Also, reapply them when your skin starts to get drier. - Spray water like the Avène - Thermal Spring Water Sprayor evian - Facial Water Spray Triofor extra moisture on top of a cleanser. Take away: Use wisely, use it only on blackheads, and pay attention to what your skin is trying to tell you.
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Current morning & night routine ☀️🌙
Hey beauties! I wanted to share my current skin routine for morning & night, since I've updated it with some new products that I'm enjoying and it's been working for me. Hope it works for you too! :) ☀️Morning: 1. I typically don't wash my face since all I did was sleep and I do this routine pretty soon after I wake up. So the first step is really to use almost a whole pump of OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum on my whole face 2. Then I use about a dime sized amount of myKiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream 3. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom goes on my lips - I prefer either fig, birthday, berry or coconut 4. Volia! That's easy :) 🌙Evening: 1. Cleanse my face in the shower using a half pump of YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser 2. After my shower, I sometimes use my facial roller (it's SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Quartz Facial Rollerand Idk what to rate it as since it's the only one I have) 3. Next is the serum - depending on what's the issue; if it's acne:Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector, redness and/or irritation: Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum, or just feels ok / needs a little something to smooth out or be more hydrated: TATCHA - The Dewy Serum Resurfacing and Plumping Treatment 4. If I want to use an eye cream, I go with the Ole Henriksen banana bright eye creme from this set: OLE HENRIKSEN - Let's Get Luminous Brightening Essentials Set it's a half size one and the set is only $40 5. Glossier. - Balm Dotcom again because it's hydrating enough for me (yes my lips do get dry since they're a little chapped when I wake up, but I don't think I necessarily need a lip mask) 6. Of course, the last step is a facial spray, and it's always my Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spraybc I can't live without it. In case you're curious, the total price for my routine is $363!! (that includes all the products I mentioned) 🤯
Kiehl’s routine leaving my skin fresh 💦
Dropping my 2021 morning skincare routine & light makeup routine 😋 I use a lot of different cleansers in rotations but have been reaching for the #Kiehl’s - Ultra Facial Cleaner[products]#[FiveStars] most ❤️ Other cleansers in rotation: dr. brandt - Pores No More Cleanser as if BY NASSIF - #Getwoke Exfoliating Cleanser + Mask Tone with ELEMIS - Soothing Apricot Toner the bottle comes with a spray nozzle - I use 3-4 pumps and make sure to hit my neck Acne spot treater either KINSHIP - Pimple Potion Retinal + Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment or dermalogica - Clear Start Breakout Clearing Booster Serum GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum Eye cream - rotating between/trying to finish florence by mills - Look Alive Eye Balm and living for the #Kiehl’s - Creamy Eye Treatment with avocado[products]#[FiveStars] Moisturizer - I’m already almost finished with my first jar the Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream and I purchased the huge size during their holiday sale 😋 I use this one morning and night and needed. SPF - #Dermalogica - Clear Start Clearing Defense Moisturizer SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] Makeup 💄 Primer Rodial - Soft Focus Glow Drops Deluxe Foundation BOBBI BROWN - Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 Brow trèStiQue - trèStiQue Brow Pencil & florence by mills - Tint N Tame Brow Gel Shadow BOBBI BROWN - Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in golden pink Mascara benefit - They're Real! Mascara Cheek & contour REALHER - Ultimate Glow Getter" Cheek Trio Powder laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder What a morning 😋😋 haha drop any questions in the comments, I probably forgot something but this seems close to it all ❤️
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
"Your skin is 90% of your selfie. Take care of it" Let me introduce you to my holy grail skincare brand: Skinfix! @Skinfix is a brand endorsed by dermatologists as skin barrier experts and focuses on clean skincare products. I was introduced to the #Skinfix barrier+ line over a year ago when my skin took a turn for the worse. I was diagnosed with Rosacea and didn't know what was going on with my skin. It was red, bumpy, irritated, and an overall mess. I was recommended the barrier+ line and I have used it religiously for the last year and let me tell you...it has TRANSFORMED MY SKIN! What sets this skincare line apart from the rest is that it works to repair the barrier of your skin. What causes our skin's barrier to get damaged? Over-exfoliation, age, emotional stress, environmental stress, and the list goes on. Foaming oil cleanser: Don't let the name fool you it is not oily! It is easy to use, gentle, milky and cleanses my face without stripping my natural oils. It removes my makeup and leaves my face feeling so soft and hydrated. Triple Lipid-Hyaluronate Serum: This serum literally makes my skin feel like I drank 4 litres of water! The surge of hydration it gives me is like no other. It is lightweight and not greasy at all! My skin hasn't glowed this much ever! Lipid-Peptide Cream: If you want hydration without that greasy heavy feel...You need this cream in my life! It's a miracle in a bottle, to be honest. It's so hydrating that it has gotten me through the harshest of winters but light enough to continue using in the Summer months. It is fragrance-free and a staple in my skincare routine. Lipid Boost 360 Eye: Absorbs quickly into the skin. Reduces puffiness leaving my eyes feeling bright and smooth. I have also noticed that it has diminished the look of my fine lines and wrinkles as well. Redness Recovery + Antioxidant Redness Treatment Overnight Mask: This mask cools and calms my redness down immediately. It is not heavy on the skin and I've been able to stop using topical antibiotic creams that I was prescribed for my rosacea because of this mask! Highly recommend.
skinfix-Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanser
My thoughts on these Sukin products!
I have been trying the sukin - Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 50ml sukin - Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser Super Greens 125ml for several weeks now and I believe everyone should invest in Sukin during these winter months in Australia! The products are super gentle on my dry, sensitive skin and definitely play a major part in rejuvenating and nourishing my skin! The Rosehip oil is perfect to leave on overnight - you will wake up with hydrated skin! I notice a major increase in the brightness of my skin, I especially noticed my dark spots less visible. I do struggle with redness quite often in my skin but when using this Rosehip oil I notice my overall skin tone improve significantly! The lines under my eyes have also definitely softened and looked less textured. You can even mix this with your daily/nightly moisturiser for just a bit of extra hydration when your skin is needing some TLC! The only con I find when using this oil is that you definitely can feel it on top of your skin and I do find that it can take a long time to really sink in which is a bummer, but the pros outweigh the cons obviously. The Nutrient Rich Moisturiser is also a new, favourite moisturiser of mine! It has now become my new moisturiser for the day time, replacing my usual CeraVe! I find it sits perfectly under makeup and makes my foundation look much more hydrated - a lot less cakes too! It has such a creamy feel to my dry skin and nourishes it perfectly! It absorbs very quickly and keeps my skin soft and smooth. It had a refreshing, light scent without being overly fragranced. Fragrance has never been an issue in my skincare routine as I haven’t experienced it breaking me out but I do avoid it as much as possible and majority of my products are fragrance free! Sukin does state that their products are fragranced with Essential Oils and Plant Derived Aromatic Ingredients which I believe really aren’t necessary in skincare products but I am lucky fragrance isn’t an issue for my skin. I have also tried the sukin - Foaming Facial Cleanser Pump Signature which I will be doing an in-depth review very soon but I must tell you - I am in love!! The Sukin brand is a cruelty free, natural ingredient, carbon neutral, Australian made and the packaging is recyclable! Overall, I love this brand so far (even Simba loves it too!) and believe it’s perfect for those struggling with quite dry skin during these months in Australia! I recommend you give it a try and see if you see great results also!
sukin-Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 50ml
Morning Routine for Combo/Dry Skin
⛅️ Meet the morning shift ⛅️ I have a bunch of products I want to take pictures of but I feel very distracted with everything that’s going on so here’s some shots from a couple days ago ⛅️ Idk how I did it but after years of giving myself contact dermatitis, minor chemical burns, and adult acne, I’ve finally cracked it. My skin has been almost perfect lately. So here’s my current morning and I will be posting my nighttime routine soon. ⛅️ Cleanser: ☀️Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser ⛅️ Eye Cream: ☀️Drunk Elephant C Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream (also the best eye cream I’ve ever used and I ran out right after posting this 🤦🏻♀️) 🌥 Essences (Pictured in the last two photos): ☀️Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence ☀️Byroe Bitter Greens Essence Toner ☀️DHC CoQ10 Lotion ⛅️ Vitamin C Serum: ☀️Drunk Elephant C Firma Vitamin C Day Serum ⛅️ Hydrating Serum: ☀️Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum ⛅️ Oil: ☀️Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil ⛅️ Moisturizer: ☀️Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer ⛅️ Sunscreen (Not Pictured): ☀️ Farmacy Green Defense OR ☀️ Purito Green Level
Night Time Skin Routine ✨Details Included✨
This is one of my many skin care routines when I couldn’t get laser resurfacing treatment. DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream just came in. It’s my first time trying them. They’re strong. It stung my face. It’s normal because it’s a sign that it’s doing it’s job. When SkinCareByHyram recommends The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% for acne prone skin, I made my purchase. It’s gentle, unlike most products for testing acne acne, this one doesn’t sting and it doesn’t dry out our skin. Eric Nam claims CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly helps with brightening our skin. So I got it. It is hydrating. The orange one has vitamin C (a chemical that brightens skin). It’s gentle. It stung a little on first try because I have sensitive skin, but it doesn’t do that anymore. I also saw on SkinCareByHyram’s channel when he praises ESTĒE LAUDER - Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery for probably being the best product Estée Lauder has ever produced. I got it. Before using ESTĒE LAUDER - Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery my eyes were having an allergic reaction to another eye serum (I will post about it). My eyes were red, puffy, dry & with unexfoliatable dead skin all over. But this serum completely rehydrated my eyes. • Next day after this ‘hardcore’ resurfacing routine, I had redness and peeling on my face. I used all organic/pure products to avoid irritation. This lasts about 2-3 days. I exfoliate my face once the dead skin dries up (you can use a wet towel or a exfoliating towel). After exfoliation, redness still shows. But my skin was smooth, even, matte, and new. I used timeless SKIN CARE - Hyaluronic Acid 100% Pure (for hydration & to level up the pH level on my skin), HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Spray (to calm/treat redness, irritation & itchiness for my sensitive skin), Refining Serum from Dr’s Secret (100% natural ingredients & it helped speeding up my healing process), REVOLUTION - Copper Peptide Serum (to generate new collegen), 99% Pure Aloe Gel from Aloe Mastercare (for faster healing process), TATA HARPER - Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil With Vitamin A (for hydration), FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration (to moisturize) • Other products in this video are: Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser fresh - Rose Deep Hydration Toner LANEIGE - Special Care Water Sleeping Mask LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Neutrogena - Alcohol Free Toner Kiehl's - Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil Briogeo - Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-in Conditioning Spray Briogeo - Don't Despair, Repair! Strength + Moisture Leave-in Mask J.R. WATKINS - Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin Spray
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Today, my post is dedicated to some products that work really well for my skin (combo-acne prone, mature). One is a newbie (but made it to my top), the rest have been tested for months or at least a month. ☺️ . Glyco 10 Overnight Treatment* by skinceuticals I have only incorporated this in my routines this week (4 times) and I am extremely impressed with how well this is formulated. Combines Glycolic acid at a 10% concentration with Phytic acid (great for acne & melasma), Salicylic Acid (awesome for acne & oily skin) and soothing agents. To be honest I was expecting some sort of dryness in the am, but it never happened. I did apply a decent amount and still my skin was soothed in the morning. Will keep you posted, this is only first impressions for this product. . Multi-active Toner* by dermalogica 💖 it appears that my skin prefers western brands when it comes to toners. This is by far my absolute favourite. Extremely hydrating, I can add multiple layers if needed, no stickiness at all, I cannot do sticky at all. I always take this in my bathroom as I like to apply it straight after showering (sometimes I double cleanse in the shower), I feel it keeps my skin extremely balanced. Try this with your fave mist, makes a huge difference. . DEJ Eye Cream by revision I have tried several creams, but I am hugely impressed. Only used it for a month and a week, results seen at week 3. Extremely soothing. I only have dehydration lines, but this really smoothes them out, while providing hydration. Somehow makes my skin so smooth that I don’t feel the need to add any kind of concealer or powder. Notable ingredients: Vitamin C, Amino Acid Copper Complex, Peptides, Goji extract (amazing antioxidant). Purifying Cleansing Gel by alumiermd , I have lots of cleansers I love and enjoying using. However, when it comes to removing makeup and SPF in the same day, this gem draws out impurities like a magnet.
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