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2020 empties and new goodies!!

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dewybaby
here are all of my 2020 empties!!! i went ahead and categorized them by brand so that i dont get things mixed up. etude house ——————— ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser
my favorite fungal acne safe cleanser!! its perfect for dry combo skin! ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner
a great fungal acne safe hydrating toner! better for dry skin, it would sometimes leave me oily at the end of the day. drunk elephant ————————— DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
although this serum isn’t fungal acne safe, my skin seems to enjoy it. it has a gel texture and actually regulates my oily forehead DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream
another non fungal acne safe products. BUT doesn’t cause me to have breakouts!! its a thicc cream but doesn’t leave me feeling oily!! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream Deluxe Sample
again... not fungal acne safe but STILL didn’t cause me to have any breakouts!! the protini feels similar in terms of thickness and the over all feeling on the skin but it feels more “ wearable “ first aid beauty ————————— FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer
i was super excited to tey this out because the ingredients are fungal acne safe and the claims were ideal for my skin type but sadly i was disappointed 😞 it didn’t control my oil but rather left mw with this shine on my forehead! and it didn’t moisture my dry cheeks. epic fail FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream
this is a very basic fungal acne safe moisturizer i recommend to literally every one. i do like it and all but i find my skin still breaking out while i use this product. i would give it a 3 1/2 stars but i cant. CUROLOGY!!!! ———————— Curology - Curology formula
Curology - Curology formula
if you have fungal acne THIS is the treatment you NEED to try!!! my holy grail!! naturium ————— NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream
NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream
technically this moisturizer isn’t fungal acne safe because it contains polysorbate HOWEVER its one of the last ingredients listed so its not likely to have any affect. this is my FAVORITE MOISTURIZER!!! super affordable and feels luxurious and its amazing on my combo skin NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2%
my favorite fungal acne safe niacinamide serum!!! its affordable and it does exactly what it claims to do. literally cant get any better than this other lonely products ————————————- boscia - Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer
this is a fungal acne safe moisturizer however its not very good at moisturizing or controlling oil 😕 but the packaging is cute i guess
Dec. 31, 2020
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dewybabyi ran out of space to i’ll continue it on my comments lol. peach and lilly glass serum IS MY FAVORITE!!! its fungal acne safe and its perfect for dewy skin!! and lastly my favorite sunscreen missha sun gel! another fungal acne safe products that is does have a white cast and leaves my skin velvety smooth!! then i have posted some new goodies! ive repurchased soem favorites and even got some new products to try!!
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dewybabyim sorry the sunscreen DOESNT have a white cast
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recovering from fungal acne breakout pt4
ok soo last time i posted an update was on aug 8. here are the photos aug 9-15!😀 current routine CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% Curology - Curology formula boscia - Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer MISSHA - Waterproof Sun Milk, SPF 50+ PA+++ GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover so i went back to using the cerave sa cleanser because the texture hd gotten a bit worse and i originally had thought the purging period was over but i was wrong. and at some point you can see how irritated the bumps looked because i actually had started picking at them lol i know really bad i don’t recommend. so things had gotten worse but are now getting better :D and you can see how that big read bump above my eyebrow had started to go away thanks to Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel i recently repurchased the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Creambecause i was running out of the boscia moisturizer which im currently using so im really excited to incorporate that back in my routine! ill keep posting later in hopes of my bumps going away! i hope these post have helped at least someone 💗 like and save! xo melanie
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dewybaby
recovering from fungal acne breakout pt3
the last time i posted was on aug 5 and today is august 8 so here is how my skin looked these past few days! current routine ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% Curology - Curology formula boscia - Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer MISSHA - Waterproof Sun Milk, SPF 50+ PA+++ GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover on the 6th i decided to switch CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser to the ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanserbecause my skin was starting to dry out and sence the purging process had already passed, i thought it was the best time to switch. so as of rn the bumps have pretty much flattened down and are close to clearing up. buuuuttt i am noticing a little pimple above my eyebrow so ill just have to see how that turns out. like and save!! xo melanie
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dewybaby
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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AngeGregory
Products Getting Me Through Winter! ❄
Since I can remember I've had oily to combination skin, until this winter. It's been a rough one! My skin has been SO dry, and it's hard to keep up with it. Especially since I'm prone to acne and clogged pores, so I can't use a lot of heavy creams and pore clogging products. These I wouldn't be able to live without this winter! COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 🐌 I love this essence! This is a Korean product (Korean skin care will always be a hit). And it's made with Snail Mucin, weird right? This contains 96% snail mucin, which has incredible healing and antimicrobial properties. It promotes collagen production and aids in skin regeneration. And it's a top pick for dry skin types because of its amazing ability to hydrate. This has a jelly-like texture and I find myself ALWAYS reaching for this. Most of the claimed benefits do come with time. Another product I'm loving is the DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum 💧This is a serum that came in a DE kit and I really want the full size! This seriously feels like a cold drink of water for your skin. It's lightweight and spreads nicely. It not only has Sodium Hyaluronate, (which is like hyarulonic Acid on steroids) but also Pineapple Ceramide and provitamin B5, an amazing humectant. As well as a lentil/apple/watermelon complex. It's not crazy different from other Hyarulonic Acid serums I've tried, but it's great! I finally got to try the cult favorite DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream . And wow I'm glad I did! This cream does have a few possible pore clogging ingredients so I was afraid to use it, but It's helped my dryness so much! It feels sooo moisturizing and soothing. I love that this is a protein moisturizer that has peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily to improve your overall skin health. This is an amazing anti-aging and skin strengthening moisturizer. I love using this it's a great experience. I already reviewed this incredible product, the Glossier. - Balm Dotcom 👄 It's become a staple lip balm for me. It's extremely hydrating and packed with antioxidants and natural emollients. It has Castor Oil, Beeswax, and Lanolin to seal in moisture. It leaves my lips looking sooo hydrated and smooth. It's THE perfect lip balm and I am obsessed. Feel free to comment or ask any questions below 💗
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Ali.Ashley
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It’s it really worth it?????
This product was really cool, I mean it comes in a cool container and there was a lot of hype about it , so I gave it a shot. I think it works but not as well as other products that I have tested out. For eyes - it didn’t work for me as much as the GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask which really worked well for me. But the bubble wrap could work for you For lips - it did plump like it said but it isn’t my favorite lip product that they do sell is Glossier. - Balm Dotcom it smells super good and it really helps Tell my your experience with the Glossier. - Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Plumping Cream
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coco_1234
December challenge PT 1
Sorry I'm catching up on this one, I posted it a few days ago and it disappeared 🙁 so I'm redoing it now 😁 Here's my fave products broken down: Day 11 - SPF: I only have one face sunscreen, sun bum - Original 'Face 50' SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion but I'm looking into getting the Supergoop! - The Jet Set SPF Kitbc it includes an Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 401 oz and a Supergoop! - Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 With Sunflower Extract1 oz - pretty good deal and only $28 (Sephora) Day 12 - moisturizer: it's a tie between Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream and Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream for me; I love them both so much and swear by both. Day 13 & 14 - face oil and mask: to be honest, I don't have a favorite of either, since I don't really use face oils/never really looked into them, and most masks cause an allergic reaction or redness of some sort. Every mask I've used has bothered me by making me all red and causing some mild acne, but one hasn't done anything bad, and its the Glossier. - Moisturizing Moon Mask . It's not my favorite product but I give it credit for not causing any rxns, plus 4/5 stars bc it did moisturize pretty well. Day 15 - eye product: I like my Glossier. - Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Plumping Cream and Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado(haven't used the Kiehl's one enough to rate) Day 16 - lip product: I love the L'ORÉAL - Colour Riche Lipcolour and have a bunch of them. I recently got a ARMANI beauty - Lip Maestro Midi Set (it's called mini set, there's a typo I guess) and these Armani lippies stay in place no matter what and are very pigmented too. Days 17-20 in my part 2 post! (most recent)
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emiskiier27
Tips to Get the Most of Curology 🔥 🌟
Thanks for my goodies @curology! So happy to be a part of the #Curologyambassador family! 💗 ⁠ ⁠ Curology doesn’t work 100% of the time for everyone. As you know, skin issues are much more than skin deep. If you have a hormonal imbalance, topicals aren’t going to be the best for you. But they can still help with texture and hyperpigmentation. ⁠ My tip: Many users can tolerate Curology every night. BUT if you’re new to any of its ingredients (like tretinoin), you might want to start slow. So you might find one to begin once a week for two weeks. Then, twice a week. Move up to three times a week. And then try it 4-5 times a week. ⁠ ⁠ First two week: Use twice a week (M/F) Third-four week: Use three times a week (M/W/F) After first month: Use four or five times a week (M/W/F/S) HOWEVER, this timeline only works if your skin is tolerating it. How do you know it is? We’ll make sure you DO NOT have any of these: Sudden dryness Redness Irritation Even if you can tolerate 4-5 times a week, I recommend you give your skin a day or two to relax and use those days for masks and moisturizers instead. 🌟 ⁠ ⁠ PD: I’m linking to my Curology page (I don’t get any commissions) for anyone who wants to try two months for FREE!⁠ ⁠ #curologyambassador⁠
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geralorentas
my skincare routine for fungal acne!
here are some of my homy grails for clearing up fungal acne!! makeup removal GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover fungal acne safe !!affordable and effective cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser this is a fungal acne safe whipped cleanser that is super gentle!! doesn’t irritate any active break outs toner ( optional ) NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% a light weight fungal acne safe toner that adds plumpness to the skin without messing with other products serum NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% affordable and effective niacinamide serum that reduces redness and irritation! and its fungal acne safe! treatment ( most important) Curology - Curology formula this right here is the money maker!! this is super effective for fungal acne! make sure your formulation includes zinc pyrithione moisturizer NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream although this isn’t fungal acne safe ( polysorbate) its only has one non fa safe ingredient but its super low on the list so its not likely to give you a break out. and its a lightweight gel cream oil The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane affordable and moisturizing! squalane oil is fungal acne safe! sunscreen FACE HALO - MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ affordable light weight sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast. its fa safe but is VERY fragrant comment below your favorite fungal acne products!!! like and save xo melanie
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dewybaby
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WORK IN PROGRESS, but things are turning around!
AM: Cleanser: CREATE COSMETICS - 5 Elements Cleanser Toner/essence: ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner Treatments: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum Moisturizer: REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm Eye cream: philosophy - Take a Deep Breath Eye SPF:Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 PM: Cleansing balm: VERSED - DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm Second Cleanser: CREATE COSMETICS - 5 Elements Cleanser Toner/essence: ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner Treatment: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' + prescription retinoid** Moisturizer: REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm Eye cream: philosophy - Take a Deep Breath Eye 2x/week: cyberderm - Cyberderm Exfoliant Reveal - AHA Facial Exfoliant and/or (alternating) ORIGINS - Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin
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SarahONeill
These products improved my acne in 3 weeks
Since March 2020 I started breaking out really bad. It got even worse in September and I think it was due to over exfoliation and irritated skin. I started using these products below 3 weeks ago and as you can see from the pictures my acne has noticeably improved. Most of the acne has subsided. The acne on my temples are almost non existent and just some redness remains. Also the redness on my cheeks are fading and are smaller in size. Current routine: Toner: ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner Serums: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Treatment: AZCLEAR - Medicated Lotion Creams: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) and ETUDE - SoonJung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream Retinol: DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream Really happy with these products right now! I will continue using these products and might add Vitamin C as well. I will post another update in another 3 weeks, stay tuned 🙈
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kaz
#skinimalism 👀
have you heard of Skinimalism? According to Pinterest it's a new beauty trend and it's gonna be BIG in 2021. It's all about makeup that lets your skin shine through... "flaws" and all! I'm really loving this trend because it reminds us we don't have to be snatched all the time 🙌🏾 here's the product list for this look and I have a full tutorial up on YouTube... link in bio ❤️❤️ e.l.f. - e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick Charlotte Tilbury - Hollywood Flawless Filter benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Milk MAKEUP - Kush Waterproof Mascara PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum PAT McGRATH LABS - Skin Fetish Highlighter & Balm Duo
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VanessaHerring
Glass Skin > Ordinary Peeling Solution
Okay so a few weeks ago I made a post on how I changed my mind on The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Originally I was ready to bring it right back after trying for weeks but apparently I was keeping it on for too long and it was just making my skin worse. For the longest time, I was thinking that my skin has been so desensitized by products that I need to wear products for double the time they suggested (with hydrating products this sometimes works) but DEFINITELY not for this one. I started wearing it for 8-9 minutes rather than 10-15 and definitely seeing more improvements so I gave it a good review, but now that PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum has come into my life, I may have once again changed my mind. This is a serum that claims to smooth your skin and even tone using peach extract, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and peptides. Below I have provided Ulta’s notes on it! RECOMMENDED FOR: • Dullness and uneven skin tone • Rough skin texture • Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging • Dehydrated skin • Redness, inflammation WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU: • Peach Extract: full of vitamins, minerals, and essential acids to help keep skin resilient • Niacinamide: helps quell inflammation, brighten and provide antioxidative benefits • Asian Mountain Yam Extract: helps to reduce flakiness • Madecassoide: helps curb inflammation and stimulate collagen production • Hyaluronic Acid Complex: blend of short-chain, medium-chain and long-chain hyaluronic acid molecules that moisturizes every layer of skin, leaving it hydrated, plumped and radiant • Peptide Complex: proprietary blend of peptides that signals collagen production, helping fill fine lines and deeply-etched wrinkles, while firming skin for a smoother, glassier appearance Verdict: After using this serum ONE TIME I noticed a DRASTIC change in my skin that I was expecting from The Ordinary Peeling Solution and didn’t get after using for almost 6 months. Slowly it started to show results, but nothing even CLOSE to Peach and Lily. With Peach and Lily, not only do I see a total lack of acne and scarring that I had before, but the redness that normally shows in my skin is almost nonexistent and my face is finally the same shade as my neck. This is definitely one of my top 5 products I’ve ever used. How I Use: Morning: Wash my face with THE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser Top with serum and a moisturizer with sunscreenCeraVe - Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50 Night: Wash my face with either the tea tree cleanser or bliss - Micro Magic depending on how long I wore my Covid mask that day (Micro Magic seems to help with maskne) Saturate a cotton pad with Fourth Ray - Waterfall Gentle Toner and rub it all over, let it dry and top with CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
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sbroadbent
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quarantine empties!
so as we all know..... we’re in a global pandemic. and while some people focused on loosing weight, learning a new skill, or maybe playing animal crossing, ive put my mind on using up some of the products ive had laying around for a bit. the first product i finished up was DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum i first used this serum on december 5th and would occasionally stop using it. but may 2nd would be the last she would pump her luxurious insides😪 next was DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream like b hydra i first used her on december 5th and her last few pumps were on may 2nd. i was kinda shocked to find out that id run out of this product on the same day as b hydra but i mean... oh well. then we have FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer i first used this moisturizer on april 6th and her death date is undisclosed 😳 i really don’t remember when i finished her up but i can only assume it was around the beginning of june 🤷🏻‍♀️ idk sowy and finally.... the moisturizer that took me the longest to finish was boscia - Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer i had first gotten this moisturizer for my birthday but had started to use it on march 12th. and finally finished her last night soooo on august 19. throughout her time i had started to use other moisturizers like the fab ulta repar oil control. then i finished up the drunk elephant moisturizer, then back to the fab moisturizer then i bought the naturium moisturizer aaahhhhh so much shopping i know. but i recently has gone back to the boscia moisturizer to recover my skin from a fungal acne breakout but now that shes gone, FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream will take over her position 😀 like and save! xo melanie
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dewybaby
recovering from fungal acne breakout pt4
ok soo last time i posted an update was on aug 8. here are the photos aug 9-15!😀 current routine CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% Curology - Curology formula boscia - Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer MISSHA - Waterproof Sun Milk, SPF 50+ PA+++ GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover so i went back to using the cerave sa cleanser because the texture hd gotten a bit worse and i originally had thought the purging period was over but i was wrong. and at some point you can see how irritated the bumps looked because i actually had started picking at them lol i know really bad i don’t recommend. so things had gotten worse but are now getting better :D and you can see how that big read bump above my eyebrow had started to go away thanks to Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel i recently repurchased the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Creambecause i was running out of the boscia moisturizer which im currently using so im really excited to incorporate that back in my routine! ill keep posting later in hopes of my bumps going away! i hope these post have helped at least someone 💗 like and save! xo melanie
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dewybaby
✨CURRENT ROUTINE✨
Hey y’all! Jumping on the trend, here is my day/night skincare routine MINUS treatments, because I simply could not fit them in!!! Morning: Cleanser Toner 3 serums 2 “eye” creams (I use Purito for my smile & forehead lines, inkey for my inner corner eye because it is super dry due to allergies) Water cream moisturizer Sunscreen Lip balm/salve Evening/Night: Cleansing balm Salicylic acid cleanser Toner 2 serums 2 “eye” creams Moisturizer Vaseline stick balm (dry eyes again) Lip balm/salve Treatments I use: THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment I use this as an acne spot treatment when I feel like I need it The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA I use this once a week as my chemical exfoliant THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum I use this once a week, currently working it Into my routine (on my second week) & over my moisturizer How am I doing? Any recommendations? Let me know below! PS- I like a huge routine because it makes me feel bougie. I know many of these are not necessary, but I like to use them regardless 😄
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makaelaskinsfl
update skincare routine for fungal acne!
yay updated skincare routine! these past few months i had been getting these crazy breakouts on my forehead, but after a switching some products, my skin has been thriving! cleanser  although i love the CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser, i found that i would irritate my skin a bit and i decided to switch over to my favorite fa safe gentle cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser serums dont get me wrong, i absolutely LOVE the NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2%this was my second bottle of it but once i ran out i decided to finish up the PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serumso it wouldn’t be lying around in my skincare stash. but i still much prefer the naturium serum over peach and lily. essence i wanted to incorporate an exfoliating step in mu routine sence i had drop the SA cleanser. so i thought the ISNtree - Clear Skin 8% AHA Essencewould be a perfect fit in my routine. i use this serum every other day. treatment of course i have my holy grail Curology - Curology formulawith azelaic acid, clindamycin, and zinc pyrithione, this is the one product i will never get rid of moisturizer i think the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Creamis an all around good moisturizer. its fungal acne safe however it wasn’t moisturizing enough nor did it prevent breakouts. i was previously using the NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Creambefore but had temporarily stopped using it. although its not fungal acne safe, this moisturizer hasn’t caused any breakouts and is just so luxurious. and cheaper 😳 masks ive had this DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Masksince last christmas, and since december is comming soon, i want to use this mask up as quickly as possible because baby this wasn’t cheap. i use this on the weekends in place of my exfoliating essence. oil / occlusive in my last routine i was using Aquaphor - Healing Ointment Skin Protectanton my cheeks for the evening but switched to The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalaneoils because i felt that it absorbed nicely and didn’t leave my poor pillow so mf greasy sunscreen i love love love love the FACE HALO - MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++but i wanted to try something new and something more accessible to me so i tried the Neutrogena - Sensitive Skin Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50and aaahh its an ok sunscreen but not as good as the missha one micellar water i would always buy the GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover( blue) and i love it its great but i wanted to switch it up and use the pink one. its ok but i think the blue one works better. comment which products you love for fungal acne!! like and share! xo melanie 💗
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dewybaby
drunk elephant review with fungal acne🐘💗
as someone with fungal acne, buying the same products can be reaaallyyy boring. so this is my review of drunk elephant as someone with fungal acne!! * disclaimer, NONE of these products are fungal acne safe!! use at your own risk * DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser this cleansing balm doesn’t really emulsify when you activate it with water, leaving a really oily feeling😕 and doesn’t remove all my makeup DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample this is a really nice gentle foaming cleanser... and thats pretty much it. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum i love this serum! its a lovely gel serum that absorbs in quickly and is greak at oil control DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum this serum is a little tricky, i haven’t really noticed a difference in my skin in terms if brightness, i do have a bit of dark spots and they haven’t budged. not to mention this formulation is a rip off of the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream this is a thicc moisturizer that surprisingly doesn’t leave my oily skin looking greasy af. its a good moisturizer for dry combo skin!  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this moisturizer feels exactly like the lala retro... its just 8 dollars more expensive DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask this mask burns so bad the first 20 seconds but then it settles down. i really havent seen a difference in my skin so DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ive only used this oil a few times but wow it really makes your skin feel super soft and dewy DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm i love this lip balm but its 16 dollars and the claim are completely false! in conclusion, i wont be repurchasing anymore of drunk elephant products because in reality they are just good products... nothing too special ESPECIALLY for the price. they aslo didn’t want to provide information about the percentage of black employees during the Pull Up Or Shut Up movement so yeah. their aesthetic is cute but ive grown out of this phase 😀 like and save!! xo melanie
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dewybaby
May Coop - Raw Moisturizer
This is my absolute favorite moisturizer. I only realized in the back half of my 20s that I have very dry skin; which is not great for these cold Midwestern winters. However, I use this product year round. This moisturizer is just thick enough to lock in the good stuff but doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a face mask. The scent is super light and pleasant. The texture leaves my skin feeling smooth and it has never made me break out. I used DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream previously before switching to this (and I hesitate to go back as I have heard they changed the formula). If anyone else has used this product and has a good dupe (cuz $40 is expensive, y’all), please let me know!
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LokiChaser
my skincare routine for fungal acne!
here are some of my homy grails for clearing up fungal acne!! makeup removal GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover fungal acne safe !!affordable and effective cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser this is a fungal acne safe whipped cleanser that is super gentle!! doesn’t irritate any active break outs toner ( optional ) NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% a light weight fungal acne safe toner that adds plumpness to the skin without messing with other products serum NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% affordable and effective niacinamide serum that reduces redness and irritation! and its fungal acne safe! treatment ( most important) Curology - Curology formula this right here is the money maker!! this is super effective for fungal acne! make sure your formulation includes zinc pyrithione moisturizer NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream although this isn’t fungal acne safe ( polysorbate) its only has one non fa safe ingredient but its super low on the list so its not likely to give you a break out. and its a lightweight gel cream oil The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane affordable and moisturizing! squalane oil is fungal acne safe! sunscreen FACE HALO - MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ affordable light weight sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast. its fa safe but is VERY fragrant comment below your favorite fungal acne products!!! like and save xo melanie
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dewybaby
Marine hyaluronic gel!?
I decided to try a bunch of products from this brand Naturium! This gel like cream really stood out to me. I suffer from really dry skin so this looked great. This cream reminds me a lot of Laneige water sleeping mask. The only thing is this gel moisturizer has no scent unlike the Laneige one which I really am grateful for. This moisturizer has marine-based polysaccharides, hyaluronic acid and phytonutrients to provide skin with a burst of long-lasting hydration. NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream I’m going to give this a 4/5. Overall the cream is really nice and I like to use it during the day. I however feel like it doesn’t stand out to me compared to other moisturizers. It’s very simple and effective but I like more nourishing and creamy products to use at night (personal preference). I think this product would be really good for younger skin like in high school or early twenties due to its simplistic ingredients. However it doesn’t offer enough anti-aging benefits for me.
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halfkimchi
oily skin & don’t know how to manage? I got you
this post is for all the people who have oily skin and sometimes just don’t know how to deal with it! well i’m here for some tips! I have oily/combo skin and I’ve learnt some important info during my skincare journey that I would love to share with you all 🤗 1. still moisturise it is super important for people with oily skin to keep up with moisturising ! you may think that your skin is hydrated and doesn’t need any extra moisture, but it still really does. if you don’t moisturise, or use products to keep your skin hydrated, your skin can overcompensate with releasing it’s natural oils, which in hand, can make your skin more oily 2. don’t be afraid of oils whether this is oil cleansing or any certain type of oil (rosehip, squalane etc), don’t be hesitant to use these products just because of your skin type. for me, oils have made a huge difference to my skin, especially oil cleansing! one thing to remember with oil cleansing, is that oils attract oils, and therefore are oil soluble. products like this help to get rid of grease, blackheads etc and can be great for oily skin! 3. use products targeted for oily skin I know that this one is quite self explanatory, but here are some products that helped my oily skin become more manageable! - niacinamide. this ingredient is amazing for oily skin ! it helps to decrease oil production from within the skin. my fav product is NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% , but I also don’t mind The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% -exfoliation. now with this I don’t mean physical exfoliation, but chemical exfoliation! my favourite exfoliant has to be PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator this one is my HOLY GRAIL product of them all ! I have many posts on this product so be sure to check those out for an in depth description. - clay face masks. these are good for absorbing oil and giving your face a matte finish. some of my favs are PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I hope this helps and if you have any questions, feel free to comment 🌟🥰
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christyr
BEST INGREDIENTS FOR ACNE
My favorite acne fighting/treating ingredients 🙌🏼 PC: Me (IG: @skinbymeegan)
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skinbymeegan
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Acne Skin Duo
I have enjoyed using these over the past week. They have worked in tandem to overall improve the texture of my skin and are slowly ridding my skin of pesky acne. Glossier. - Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector I honestly thought this product would smell like straight up chemicals but was pleasantly surprised when it smelled similar to a witch hazel toner. The active ingredient in this is 0.5% salicylic acid. I have to admit I have not used a toner in quite some time, but the salicylic acid was what drew me to the product in the first place. I got five salicylic acid chemical peels done last year which improved my skin greatly, needless to say I have high hopes for this product. I like how simple the application process of using this process is and how well the pump works in the bottle. The only thing I really dislike about this product is that you need cotton rounds to use it properly. Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Balance My face isn’t shiny! This mattifying primer does what it says it is supposed to. I have found when I use this in the morning it takes a lot longer for my face to become shiny and oily during the day. This product has no overpowering scents to bother sensitive skin. I dislike that I have to use two to three pumps to cover my face, especially since the bottle is so small. I say give the Refine duo from Glossier a try if you struggle with shiny combination skin and stubborn acne!
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Annikag
WORST SKINCARE OF 2020!
My last post was on my picks for the best 2020 skincare, but now we’re talking about the worst skincare products. Unfortunately there’s a lot of bad products out there, especially with skincare becoming a huge trend. Keep in mind these are my opinions and thoughts, and everyone’s skin is different. Cleanser: For cleaner I’ve chosen The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser which is $7.90 for 1 fl oz on Sephora. This cleanser is ok, and squalane is normally a great hydrating ingredient, but in my experience and through what many reviews say, this product does almost nothing for your skin, so I would pass on this one. Exfoliator: This exfoliator is the worst one ever! It has fragrance, is a walnut scrub, meaning the exfoliants are huge and pointy, and it doesn’t break down with water., making you scrub even harder to get it off. It also has alcohol. I’m talking about the ST. Ives - Acne Control Face Scrub With Salicylic Acid Do not get this product ever, ever, ever! Toner: I’ve said I don’t think toners are necessary, and that continues with the MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater If you insist on a toner, don’t get a Mario Badescu one. That includes their face mists to. Why? Because they have tons of fragrance, and alcohol! I have two whole posts on why those ingredients are bad. This is a no. Serum: More Mario Badescu products on this list. These aren’t bad, I mean it’s hard to get a serum wrong, but they just are so overpriced! They sell $35-$45 serums with formulas more basic the The Ordinary! If you love these, great! But if you’re on a budget, try The Ordinary instead. Face Mask: For face masks my pick is a little more general. I choose sheet masks. A sheet mask, is made of cloth, and soaked in serum. I have a few issues with sheet masks. First they’re very bad for the environment as they’re made of non biodegradable cloth and chemical serums. Secondly there’s the formulations themselves. These masks have tons of fragrance, alcohol, and are made with low quality serums. Instead, I would get a nice fragrance free, alcohol free serum, for the same benefits but better. Moisturizer: For moisturizer I choose the Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Balance . This moisturizer isn’t bad per say, but they market their product as hydrating and soothing, but it really isn’t more than any other product. The only hydrating ingredient they have is squalane, but it’s so far down the ingredient list that it won’t help with hydration that much at such a low dose. This moisturizer also has tons of essential oils and extracts, which can be extremely irritating to some skin types. Those are the terrible products I have! Give this post a cheer so we can warn more people about these products and comment below your least favorite product and why. Follow me on Cherie for more amazing content! -Mae
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herecomesthesunnygrl
my skincare routine for fungal acne!
here are some of my homy grails for clearing up fungal acne!! makeup removal GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover fungal acne safe !!affordable and effective cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser this is a fungal acne safe whipped cleanser that is super gentle!! doesn’t irritate any active break outs toner ( optional ) NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% a light weight fungal acne safe toner that adds plumpness to the skin without messing with other products serum NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% affordable and effective niacinamide serum that reduces redness and irritation! and its fungal acne safe! treatment ( most important) Curology - Curology formula this right here is the money maker!! this is super effective for fungal acne! make sure your formulation includes zinc pyrithione moisturizer NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream although this isn’t fungal acne safe ( polysorbate) its only has one non fa safe ingredient but its super low on the list so its not likely to give you a break out. and its a lightweight gel cream oil The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane affordable and moisturizing! squalane oil is fungal acne safe! sunscreen FACE HALO - MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ affordable light weight sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast. its fa safe but is VERY fragrant comment below your favorite fungal acne products!!! like and save xo melanie
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dewybaby
update skincare routine for fungal acne!
yay updated skincare routine! these past few months i had been getting these crazy breakouts on my forehead, but after a switching some products, my skin has been thriving! cleanser  although i love the CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser, i found that i would irritate my skin a bit and i decided to switch over to my favorite fa safe gentle cleanser ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser serums dont get me wrong, i absolutely LOVE the NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2%this was my second bottle of it but once i ran out i decided to finish up the PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serumso it wouldn’t be lying around in my skincare stash. but i still much prefer the naturium serum over peach and lily. essence i wanted to incorporate an exfoliating step in mu routine sence i had drop the SA cleanser. so i thought the ISNtree - Clear Skin 8% AHA Essencewould be a perfect fit in my routine. i use this serum every other day. treatment of course i have my holy grail Curology - Curology formulawith azelaic acid, clindamycin, and zinc pyrithione, this is the one product i will never get rid of moisturizer i think the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Creamis an all around good moisturizer. its fungal acne safe however it wasn’t moisturizing enough nor did it prevent breakouts. i was previously using the NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Creambefore but had temporarily stopped using it. although its not fungal acne safe, this moisturizer hasn’t caused any breakouts and is just so luxurious. and cheaper 😳 masks ive had this DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Masksince last christmas, and since december is comming soon, i want to use this mask up as quickly as possible because baby this wasn’t cheap. i use this on the weekends in place of my exfoliating essence. oil / occlusive in my last routine i was using Aquaphor - Healing Ointment Skin Protectanton my cheeks for the evening but switched to The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalaneoils because i felt that it absorbed nicely and didn’t leave my poor pillow so mf greasy sunscreen i love love love love the FACE HALO - MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++but i wanted to try something new and something more accessible to me so i tried the Neutrogena - Sensitive Skin Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50and aaahh its an ok sunscreen but not as good as the missha one micellar water i would always buy the GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover( blue) and i love it its great but i wanted to switch it up and use the pink one. its ok but i think the blue one works better. comment which products you love for fungal acne!! like and share! xo melanie 💗
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dewybaby
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) 🤯
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emiskiier27
Current night routine 🌙
I wanted to share my current night routine for my skin, starting with when I shower, because it's really been working for me: 1. In the shower, I use a half pump of YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser to tighten pores, get rid of any gunk on my face, and to brighten. 2. After I'm done showering, my blood pressure tends to go up because of circulation improving, so I get in my pajamas and apply Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum to calm any redness. Then I brush my teeth. 3. Next, I spray a little bit of Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray all over and roll my face using my SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Quartz Facial Roller 4. I roll my face using the wide end, starting with my left cheekbone and go to the jawline while going in lines/diagonals on my cheeks. Then I do my forehead by going horizontally - the top first and moving down, focusing on my brow bones (bc of sinuses, same with cheekbones and undereyes), next is the right cheek same as the left, then chin, sides of nose & undereyes w/ small end, and I finish by going in lines like a fern - but the branches/stems, not the little leaves. starting in one spot, going out, and coming back but going to different spots each time until I get that area covered - I make 5 lines on both cheeks and forehead using this method. It's difficult to describe tbh - center between my eyes / middle of brow, for cheeks its by my ear opening) 5. After my face is all cooled off, I put on a dime-sized amount of either Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream or Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream and lather it all over onto my face and neck. 6. Don't forget your lips! I use either my birthday, coconut, or my recent fave - the fig Glossier. - Balm Dotcom 7. The last step is to spray some more of my Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray but I also have two other sprays - YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandhaand TATCHA - Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Thx for reading ! 😊
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emiskiier27
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Why is your skincare pilling up?
Nothing is worse than finishing off your skincare routine to find that something in your routine is balling up on your face. This can be such a pain in the morning because you basically have to start over before you can even start applying make up. There are a few reasons why this may be happening. 1.) Ingredients aren’t meshing well together This has been the case for me lately with the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer and Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 . Then first one is water based while the second one is silicone based. When I apply the sunscreen on top of the moisturizer it pills up immediately because they don’t mix correctly and separate. Despite loving both products I’ve found they don’t work well together so I no longer use them together. 2.) You’re applying products in the wrong order This has a similar point as point one. Water and oil don’t mix. If you’re putting oil based skincare on before or sandwiching it with water based skincare their is a /potential for pilling. Generally you want to use your water based serums first and then use any oil based skincare on top to create a barrier to seal in any actives. 3.) You’re applying too much product I’m definitely one to want to throw everything on my face in way more quantities than I should but now is definitely the time to take a step back. It’s very tempting but less is more. Your skin can only absorb so much product. If you’re overloading it on there is potential for unabsorbed product to pill. These are all potential reasons why skincare can be pilling up. It’s a total pain to deal with but hopefully realizing why it might be doing this is the first step to correcting it. 🖤
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Mallory
Light as air moisturizer!
This is my new holy grail moisturizer! 😍 actually this brand has now become one of my favorite skincare brands! They heavily considered people with sensitive skin and this moisturizer is no exception 🙌🏽 My skin type is very sensitive, combination, and acne prone. I need a moisturizer that is moisturizing, not to watery and not too rich (full of essential oils and fragrance). If you have a suspicion that your skincare may be breaking you out, then I would check for those things in your skincare. This moisturizer is the best of both worlds: no essential oils, no fragrance, rich but not too rich. It’s everything I wanted in a moisturizer. Also, the packaging is pretty big! First aid beauty’s price range is up there ($25+) but they give you a lot of product, and you can tell they a lot of work into making their products sensitive skin friendly! After using the moisturizer for a month, I’ve been keeping my acne under control! Sometimes I even put the moisturizer on my hands because it just feels therapeutic.
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sarah_novio

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Sensitive - Combo Summer Face Routine
Sensitive - Combo Summer Face Routine
I’ve posted about many of these products individually, but I thought I’d share how I combine them in my relatively simple routine. For reference, my skin is very finnicky (eczema-prone, acne-prone, and very reactive). 🌤SKINCEUTICALS - Hydrating B5 Gel Hydrating Gel With Hyaluronic Acid The only reason for the docked star, is the prohibitive price. My mom got this for me as a gift when my skin was freaking out. It’s a fantastic hydrating serum that is thick and soothing! I apply after a thorough rinse to damp skin. When I run out, I’ll replace this either with Maelove’s hydrating serum (as the ingredients are similar) or I may try out their popular Glow Maker serum! 🌤DESERT ESSENCE - Organic Jojoba Oil Pat on 3 drops of jojoba oil then use my roller around my eyes and brow bone. 🌤KINSHIP - Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturzing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 Smooth an even layer for extra moisture and sun protection. The initial shine will dry down and give a nice non-greasy glow. +++ 🌙ACURE - Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream Massage this in for 30 sec - 1 min, focusing on the T zone and where I’m wearing makeup 🌙CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream (repairing) OR MAELOVE - Night Renewer (exfoliating) with DESERT ESSENCE - Organic Jojoba Oil I dot one of the creams around my face, add a few drops of oil and blend together. You can also “lock in” your moisturizer by patting the oil on top, but since these creams are a bit heavier, I like to mix them so everything has a chance to absorb. 🌤🌙Vaseline - Lip Therapy, Advanced Healing Skin Protectant I use this all the time- only wish is it came in the cocoa butter formula! I may try out one of the tins.. but seriously- no chapped lips in the 2 years I’ve been using this! I’d love to hear questions/comments/feedback :)
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lazyglowup
 Lip Therapy, Advanced Healing Skin Protectant
Vaseline- Lip Therapy, Advanced Healing Skin Protectant
First post - My Skincare Routine
First post - My Skincare Routine
Hello! This is my first post on Cherie. I’m a licensed esthetician and makeup artist who works at Sephora. I get to try so many products and I love to write reviews/educate people on different products, ingredients and build skincare routines for people! My favorite brands are Youth To The People, Drunk Elephant, Dr Jart+, Farmacy and CeraVe. So here’s my review of my skincare routine products and how they’ve helped me control my hormonal acne! (I am 23 years old with combination oily skin and I have dealt with acne for years). DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel Differin Gel is a fantastic over the counter retinoid available at many drugstores. It is highly effective at unclogging pores and turning over skin cells. This product causes a purge which will result in more acne at first but after about 8-12 weeks the purge will end and your acne will be reduced greatly. Differin gel helps reduce fine lines, large pores, uneven texture, hyperpigmentation and acne. I use it every other night (I use Drunk Elephant TLC serum on the nights I don’t use Differin), on clean, dry skin. I buy the 3 month supply and use a pea sized amount for application. I’ve tried Tretinoin from a dermatologist before but it was extremely irritating and I couldn’t stick to it. Differin gel is the best for sensitive, acne prone skin! FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm Farmacy has fantastic clean beauty products. My favorite is their Green Clean cleansing balm. It’s a soft green sorbet with a light lime scent. It melts in your hands and applies like an oil to emulsify makeup, sun screen and pollution, and washes off like a cleansing milk, leaving skin soft and never stripped. Papaya enzyme and moringa extract detoxify the skin and echinacea calms the skin down and acts as an antioxidant. Green clean is the perfect way to remove waterproof makeup and can be used as the first step in a double cleanse. I will continue repurchasing for life because other cleansing oils just don’t make my skin feel the way this does (I have the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and I like it but it isn’t detoxifying like Green Clean). Highly recommend! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser This cleanser has been a very pleasant surprise for me! I saw many rave reviews and decided to give it a go. The Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser has a light spinach/kale scent and foams up gently. It cleanses thoroughly without stripping the skin. I use a half a pump, not a full pump since this cleanser is a bit pricy. The entire Youth To The People line is high quality, highly effective and worth it. The brand is extremely ethical, LGTBQ+ and Black Lives Matter advocates, and completely vegan/cruelty free. They also use glass packaging and strive to be as sustainable/eco friendly as possible! (I don’t have a lot of space for these reviews but I will definitely post more in the near future!)
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jennav_makeup
Ceramidin Cream
Dr. Jart+-Ceramidin Cream
First Impressions: Krave Beauty 🌊
First Impressions: Krave Beauty 🌊
I’ve been wanting to try out this brand for so long because not only did read wonders about its formulations and ingredients but also because of their mission and stance on environmental sustainability 🌱 💡About the Brand: The focus for the brand was to simplify your skin care routine to the essentials and to repair of your skin’s natural barrier function. Alongside simplifying the skin care routine, the company stands for the reduction of overconsumption. For example: using up your products before restocking- this process will help consumers to purchase products less frequently, thus reducing waste and mass production. ❗️ Krave Beauty has 6 products categorized into either core (cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen) or supplement (toner, serum) ✅ The Products: Krave - Oat So Simple Water Cream Creamy. Light. Nourishing. Plumpness. I have normal skin leaning toward oily in the summer. When I look for moisturizers I’m not one to look for extra extra light ones. THIS ONE is a good medium between light and heavy. It makes me feel hydrated long after applied. Krave - Great Barrier Relief First thought was - hmm this smells different. I can’t really put my finger on it BUT I don’t think it’s a bad smell. And once you work it in, the smell dissipates. It’s a light weight creamy serum that easily sinks into your skin. I bought this because Liah claims that the Tamanu Oil in the serum will help with scarring and hyperpigmentation. I’m excited to test this out long term and see if my scars fade away! Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser Amazing soft scent. I definitely notice the oat and matcha (since I consume those often 😂). The cleanser is gentle and lightly foams when you work it in. I let my face dry afterwards and sat with it for about 15 minutes and I did not feel dryness AT ALL. 💭 Overall Thoughts: As for a first impression, I don’t think I have any bad things to say about it tbh. No Fragrance. Nourishing Ingredients. Suitable for all skin types. IM A FAN 🤩 I’ll have to check in in a couple of months to give an updated review.
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StephanieC96
Great Barrier Relief
Krave-Great Barrier Relief
Week 5 of Tretinoin + BIG STORYTIME
Week 5 of Tretinoin + BIG STORYTIME
The dreaded purging period! Sorry for the late post—this is my progress form last week—- This is the end of my fifth week going on Spirinolactone (pills for hormonal acne that I take 1x a day) and Tretinoin. Since last week, I have made some significant changes to my routine, for reasons to be told at the end of the post. I purchased both treatments from Apostrophe, so they have been prescribed by a dermatologist. My Apostrophe cream formula is 0.025% Tretinoin and 4% Niacinimide. I have normal, but dehydrated skin. I’m looking to add more in as I adjust to treatment. My routine is as follows: AM HONEST - Gentle Gel Cleanser dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence HONEST - Hydrogel Cream PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ Supergoop! - Glow Stick SPF 50 (I reapply with this spf every 2 hours) PM DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil HONEST - Gentle Gel Cleanser dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner COSRX - Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule 40ml (for added hydration!) HONEST - Hydrogel Cream Apostrophe formula (using this after moisturizer so I can have a buffer between the tret and my skin) CeraVe - Healing Ointment The purging period, yeah that’s still happening 😩 Ok, so I was previously using the Aveeno spf. The white cast on this was horrendous, so I have been finding myself harshly rubbing the sunscreen in to get rid of the cast. And since I would reapply every two hours, I’d repeat this process frequently throughout the day. After a while, the consequences of harshly rubbing my face became obvious. For the past two weeks, my skin was ultra sensitive. My face stung while touching it. The Cerave hydrating cleanser and Cerave moisturizer for normal to dry skin would BURN. However, none of the other products I used burned. So, I ditched the Aveeno SPF, thanks to a very helpful commenter, and bought the Purito Centella Unscented Sunscreen and... white cast begone! I love to use the Supergoop glow stick to reapply because it leaves my face with a fresh glow. I no longer needed to rub my face so harshly. Yet only the Cerave cleanser and moisturizer still continued to sting. So, I switched my cleanser and moisturizer to Honest Beauty. I have used these products in the past, and loved them. I’ve never had a problem. So I used them, and no sting! I still have no idea why the Cerave cleanser and moisturizer continues to sting now. But for now, I’m halting use.
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gigistar7
Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
Perfect Morning ☀️
Perfect Morning ☀️
LADIES. This is my perfect 5-step morning skincare routine. I have combination skin type with a bit of acne. 1. Cleanser TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser A daily gel cleanser with natural fruit exfoliant that deeply but gently lifts impurities and unclogs pores, while leaving skin soft and hydrated. 2. Toner innisfree - Green Tea Seed Intensive Hydrating Toner Apply this quick-absorbing toner after cleansing to help balance skin’s hydration and oil levels. Ideal for hydrating oily and combination skin types, without the shine. 3. Activation Serum Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum This unique serum designed to be the first step post-cleanse that hydrates, nourishes and visibly forms, while boosting absorption of subsequent products that are applied on top. 4. Moisturizer YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi A deeply hydrating moisturizer with superior plant extracts and a pro-grade peptide complex formulated for dry, reactive, and sensitive skin. 5. Sunscreen Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 This SPF primer perfects skin all on its own and acts like a makeup-gripping canvas, creating a totally dewy base layer for your look. It gives your face a healthy dose of pearlescence, to add instant, glowing protection with no glitter.
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skincarewithshena
Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream with Ashwagandha + Reishi
Morning skincare routine ☀️
Morning skincare routine ☀️
As a person who deals with both hormonal acne and eczema, finding skincare products that don’t disrupt my skin’s natural barrier is a delicate balance. These skincare products have consistently kept my skin in check. My face looks softened and dewy (but not oily)! Because my skin changes day to day, I adjust this routine based on my skin’s needs but otherwise this is usually my go-to morning routine. Hope you spotted a product you like too! Also, let me know if you have any skincare recommendations! I’m always willing to try new things! 😄
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Balm Dotcom
Glossier.-Balm Dotcom
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