My top 3 products for GLOWY skin ✨
These 3 have been my ritual for hydrated, glowy, happy, healthy skin !!💦☺️💗 It all starts with creating a smooth canvas... BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400
Nov. 28, 2020
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FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya was dropped almost a full year ago. My first impressions were high. I thought this was a hit and would be a great choice for any skin type. I’ve finished the jar and can say that is no longer my belief. WHAT IS IT? Daily Greens is an oil-free + silicone free lightweight gel that contains a blend of hyaluronic acid and phytonutrients (chemicals found in plants). • Paraben Free • Phthalate Free • Mineral Oil Free • Cruelty Free SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: ￼Moringa Seed Extract + Moringa Water - purify and refresh ￼Papaya Extract - provides gentle exfoliation ￼Hyaluronic Acid (4 Types) + Polyglutamic Acid - powerful hydration ￼Kale, Cucumber + Eucalyptus - superfoods to nourish ￼Willow Herb + Niacinamide - reduce oil production and minimize appearance of pores SKIN TYPE: Normal, Combination, Oily - (I’D SAY OILY & COMBO) HOW TO USE: Use both am and pm as last step in skincare routine PRICE: $38 1.7 oz Enter code: KATHERINE20 at checkout and save 20% each time you shop! (Support $ save w/my beauty @blendedbeautyblurbs) MY EXPERIENCE: As I said, at first I thought I really was going to like this gel-like moisturizer. I’m a normal skin girl and typically can get along with any moisturizer. Unfortunately this left my face “feeling tacky”, I could just FEEL it on my skin and I didn’t like it. To the touch it wasn’t but it still felt that way. I tried a smaller amount and would get the same results. It worked fine with makeup I personally just didn’t like the feel of it. I don’t quite understand why but I think my face just didn’t care for this texture. I’ve used this type of moisturizer before - SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream is a wonderful one I enjoyed and had no issues with. From my research and reading reviews I feel this would be a great moisturizer for those with oily skin as it has been a clear hit for them. I think if you have dry skin this isn’t going to provide you the moisture you like, even though it’s got four types of HA. I personally love a rich, hydrating cream. Farmacy has a great range of moisturizers to choose from and I’ve been able to try them all: FARMACY - Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer - a good option for all skin types but may not be rich enough for those looking for a deep moisturize FARMACY - Better Daze Ahead CBD Moisturizer - perfect for all skin types. One of my faves FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer - for normal to dry. Dry skin lovers dream! * I have a review of all the moisturizers on my page except Honey Halo which is to come soon. What’s your FAVORITE moisturizer? Which one do you repurchase time and time again? I’ve got several more moisturizer reviews coming your way! Stay tuned 👀 Much ❤️ my 🍒 skinnies
JANUARY 2021 : boxycharm review
the other day, i had the pleasure of receiving my first-ever boxycharm subscription box! i may be a little late seeing that the february box is already under way, but below i will be giving my first impressions on the products i received for january. i hope you enjoy! #Bali Balm - sweet orange & coconut lip balm[products]#[FourStars] this lip balm is really nice! it has a great scent and does not sit heavily on top of the lips. it isn’t the most moisturizing lip balm i have used and quality-wise it is pretty average, but i will happily keep this in my purse for on-the-go. FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya this moisturizer is so amazing and i’m very excited to use it more! it has a nice light fruity scent. it immediately absorbs into the skin and feels my face feeling hydrated without it being sticky or overly dewy. i have decided to incorporate this into my daily morning routine so keep your eyes peeled for more on this one! #Avant - Bi-Phase Hyaluronic Acid Rejuvenating Micellar Water[products]#[ThreeStars] i am not an enormous fan of micellar waters to begin with as i feel like they don’t clean my face at all, but i was eager to use this as i’ve never heard of the brand before. it has a light almost coconut scent. the product does separate in the bottle. it removes all makeup apart from waterproof eyeliner and mascara quite well in my experience so far. i will likely use this when i am in a rush to remove makeup but i probably won’t use it every day. #Violet Voss - Olive You Forever Palette[products]#[FiveStars] this palette is so pretty! the shadows are pigmented and blend very nicely, and the glittery shades apply so well. i can imagine this palette is perfect for green/brown/hazel eyes for both day and night looks. i am likely going to use it to create a look or two then give it to my mom as the whole colour scheme is perfect for her. tarte - Maneater Mascara this mascara is pretty good! it is a little clumpy but it certainly makes my sad little lashes visible. i can see myself using this on its own as well as with a full look. it is not waterproof and does transfer on the lid a little. i am so happy with everything i received and i’m super excited to continue to use all of these products. i hope you guys enjoyed my little review! #cheriecreator
Too much money!
Just finished the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum and LOVED IT but it breaks the bank...wish I could afford $166 every few months for this. I think my plan is I’m going to try a couple other products and see if they are just as good or if I’m going to have to make the sacrifice in the end. So I’m going to try MAELOVE - Glow Makerand see how this Vitamin C works and it only cost $27.95! I heard about this one from@Dr.Tomassianand I am very excited to try this one! I’ll let you guys know if I can see a difference when the bottle is done.
I’m Thankful for the Morning Glow
￼ESSENCE: SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence) I’ve been using this for years, I get it when I’m at a layover in Hong Kong or Korea so I get it significantly cheaper. However have I noticed anything? No. Nothing bad, nothing good. It is basically fermented rice for over $200. I have found so many dupes I’d like to try! NEOGENLAB - Real Rerment Micro Essenceor MISSHA - Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx I are said to be better products for a fraction of the price so I will be buying when I run out!!! Fermented ingredients are wonderful for brightens, refining pores, hydration, improving texture, and is full of beneficial enzymes and peptides ￼VITAMIN C: MAELOVE - Glow Maker Everyone needs vitamin c, and this is very reasonably priced, has a great formulation with vitamin E and ferulic acid, non sticky, and just disappears into the skin. TIP: Put in the refrigerator. I found that oxidising is just the nature of ascorbic acid, so this will prolong the life of your product! ￼CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream I thought this would be too heavy, especially in the daytime. Nope! You can apply a little or a lot, it has Ceramides and totally does the job of moisturising and protecting that skin barrier, especially if you exfoliate a lot or use tretinoin. Do buy the one with the pump though! ￼Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock Broad Spectrum SPF 70 I love this because it’s super lightweight and rubs in so quickly! It does not pill, and I’m all for inexpensive sunscreen because you need A LOT. Ignore influencers who use a “pea size amount”. Not for sunscreen!!!! Slather it on!! Great sunscreens from Neutrogena are also Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50 and Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 55 . Dying dying dying to try PURITO - Centella Green Level Safe Sun!!! ✨✨Keep glowing!!✨✨
Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser paired with either the mini glove Biologique Recherche or the Luna Cleaning tool FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia to aid deeper cleaning and increase blood circulation while massaging the skin. Try not to skip cleansing at night no matter how sleepy you are, sleeping with your makeup on goes far beyond clogged pores. Sleeping with your makeup on in the long term will prematurely age your skin due to the breakdown of collagen from environmental pollutants left on the skin. Always cleanse your skin twice at night. Double cleansing is key in removing makeup and sunscreen effectively. Makeup and sunscreen are designed to stick to the skin, and one cleanse just not going to cut it. Use colder water, never hot water to cleanse your skin. Heat is not your skin's friend; it can cause tewl (transepidermal water loss), lead to irritation, dehydration and sensitivity. Avoid cleansing the skin in the shower, the water is generally too hot, and the shower's pressure can lead to burst vessels. Pat dry, do not aggressively rub your skin with a towel - I hear too many times people rub their skin aggressively with a dry face cloth to exfoliate the skin - stop it. Be gentle with your skin; there are better ways to exfoliate your skin - trust me. Which moves me on to P50 lotions BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Follow your cleansing routine with the correct P50 lotion for your skin type. P50 lotion is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate, hydrate the skin while maintaining the skin's Ph and respecting its barrier function. My go-to P50 right now is Pig400 which also targets hyperpigmentation concerns. More tips and tricks on cleansing the skin below https://www.kimberlydematos.com/post/the-art-of-cleansing Dm for p50 recommendations.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 La Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is a rich, well-balanced cocktail of Niacinamide, AHA’s, BHA’s, PHA’s, antioxidants, soothing humectants, astringents, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients that knocked every other exfoliating product off my extremely selective shelves. In my experience, a daily use of this blend of Lactic, Mandelic, Phytic, Citric, Levulinic and Salicylic Acids will result in a gently exfoliated stratum corneum (upper layer of the skin), a remarkably brighter complexion as well as a measurable reduction in the frequency and severity of hormonal breakouts. Keep in mind that some people react to acids better than others. You should always slowly build your tolerance in order for you not to over sensitize your skin. Did you try this treatment before? How was your overall experience with it? Is there another product you’ve been curious about from @biologique_recherche ?
katesomervilleskincare kindly sent me a couple of their new products from their DeliKate line. This line focuses on repairing the skin barrier as bringing damaged or worn out skin back to life! 💜DeliKate Recovery serum- a nice milky serum packed with ceramides, omegas, and cucumber seed oil to quickly restore the skins natural barrier. I’ve been using this serum nightly and really enjoying it. It feels very soothing and calming to my skin! It’s also wonderful for after a day in the sun, the skin drinks it up. 💜DeliKate Recovery Cream- first of all did you even SEE the texture of this cream? It’s seriously divine. Also brimming with ceramides, peptides, and ginger root extract(to reduce redness) this cream is a great addition to your skincare stash. its rich and creamy, Soothing and calming. I did notice a difference in redness of my skin after using this. It can also be used as a hand cream to soothe rough and dry hands from all the hand washing going on!
Kate Somerville-DeliKate Recovery Cream
WHAT IS A CARBOXY CO2 MASK? ☁️
It is a new anti-aging skin correcting technology. Activating bubbles are absorbed into the skin without injection to increase oxygen and the skins ability to assimilate necessary nutrients and eliminate destructive toxins. ☁️CO2 Carboxy therapy helps boost skin’s metabolism and natural production of oxygen providing deep down hydration. Skin looks dramatically brighter, fresher, even-toned, less-lined and supple after first use. Also effective for bruise, swell and acne treatment. ☁️CO2 promotes the rise of Oxygen (O2) supply which is critical for cell metabolism. When CO2 is produced between the gel and the mask, the gel preserves and transfers it to the skin. ☁️When the skin absorbs CO2, it starts physiological reactions that enhance the skin condition. After one treatment you will see immediate results in skin tone, smoothing of fine wrinkles and extremely soft skin.
The ideal day routine vichy. idealia has the perfect formula for everyone- a dry skin moisturizer, combo, normal skin and even combo-oily. Their serum is by far my favourite day serum to use, since it has a light, watery texture that absorbs perfectly, and has my favourite active ingredients- antioxidants. The antioxidants in this line is a fermented black tea and blueberry polyphenols- known antioxidant compounds that have been found to reduce free radical damage 😍 My biggest thing, even before pregnancy, and now more-so in pregnancy, is to incorporate antioxidants in daily skincare to protect from free-radical damage, especially since formation of spots, or melasma, becomes more common during pregnancy, so a combination of antioxidants and sunscreen is key 🔑 I love getting these actives in a serum, since serums get into the deeper layers of the epidermis better than a moisturizer does, but with Ideal, you can get the actives in both the serum and the moisturizer!
These textures are everything to know about
This is a texture and consistency call out video for previous ‘Second chance’ post! Texture and consistency are important factors when it comes to liking a product. It’s even more important when you’re going to give them a second chance ❤️ Take a look at these and let me know which ones you like? TONYMOLY - Vital Vita 12 Ampoule Moisture - Watery less viscous Absorbs quickly No greasy finish ELEMIS - Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice - Thick gel like consistency Gives a cooling effect viscous creates a gel film on top of the skin absorbs slowly leaves a tacky finish best under makeup Feels hydrating due to gel formula THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum Gel cream Viscous and thicker than watery serums Absorbs quickly doesn’t give sticky finish Feels hydrating due to gel formula
THE inkey LIST-Retinol Serum
Despite the controversy behind the brand’s initial launch, I absolutely love this brand. Not only is it affordable, but it is effective. Once again it’s shown me that good skincare doesn’t have to break the bank to be effective. Skin type: combination NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum Let’s start off with this one. Now, next to my Paulas choice vitamin C serum, this is one of my favorite vitamin c serums. It is a 22% vitamin c serum, which is one of the highest I’ve seen in a product. It does not have fragrance in it nor is it tacky like a few other vitamin c serums that I’ve tried. I’ve tried so many different vitamin c serums from drunk elephant, to ole henriksen, to Peter Thomas Roth, to Sunday Riley, to finally paulas choice and by far the most effective ones me have been Naturium and Paulas choice vitamin c serums. They are both good on sensitive skin too which is an added bonus. NATURIUM - Retinol Complex Cream I wanted to explore the world of retinol because I was noticing laugh lines and under eye bags. Then when I did some additional research, I noticed that retinol is all around good for everything and to think I was nervous about incorporating into in my skincare. At first I looked at it like this scary thing that I shouldn’t use unless I was like 35+. Yes, I was stupid, but now I’ve seen the light. I use the cream at night by itself and it’s so moisturizing before bed. Plus I don’t wake up with super dry skin either. I know some people have started with retinol and maybe it was a little aggressive on their skin, but the way it’s formulated in this product is very gentle. Pro tip: I typically use a chemical exfoliant, and since I’ve been using a retinol, I’ve been exfoliating my skin a little bit less. Granted, it all depends on how my skin feels, so listen to your skin while you’re using skincare products. Your skin doesn’t lie!
NATURIUM-Retinol Complex Cream
Meebak Cica (short for centella asiatica). I was super intrigued! What is it: a leafy grass that helps heal redness, irritation, acne, and other stressed out skin ailments. My Verdict? Really enjoyed this duo! The serum($20) is a little thicker than your traditional serum. It absorbs quickly, and doesn't leave any sticky residue in its wake. As you can see, my serum is getting used up.. and for good reason! I started using it every morning for a few weeks, and really loved how my skin looked fuller and less red. The Moisturizer ($15) is pretty good too. It's lightweight, almost a gel texture (but it's a cream). It absorbs quickly also, and doesn't have any real discernible scent. It didn't cause any breakouts, and really moisturized my skin. I found it comparable to other more expensive moisturizers.
meebak-Cica Face Cream Moisturizer
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