My skincare routine for DRY SKIN
So I have dry skin and it is a bit sensitive and I found that these products worked best for me. I apply it in such order 1) Cleanser 2) Toner 3) Serum/Booster 4) Moisturizer 5) Sunscreen (AM only) For the cleanser LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser
Moisturizers for blackheads
Moisturisers for pores
Non comedogenic face creams
Pores face serums
Serums for dry skin
Sep. 2, 2020
skincarejunkie1Love your routine! Just make sure your not using the bha too often especially because you have dry skin.
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A BRAND IM KEEPING IN 2021
🍯 A BRAND I’M KEEPING IN 2021 🍯 @farmacybeauty is truly the brand that got me into skincare. i haven’t found a product I don’t like from them and especially enjoy their honey line. it just works so well with my skin type: combination, hormonal. i have been consistently using farmacy for over 3 years now & plan to continue using them in the future!
Current PM Routine
Been loving these products for my oily/acne prone skin! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser FARMACY - Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleaning Toner NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' Aveeno - Calm + Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer
My Current Extra AF Morning Routine✨
A lot of products, I know. But I’ve found a routine that works for me! I currently alternate days between PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster and The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% but everything else I’ve been using daily. Why do I use two moisturizers? Let me explain. When I first started my skincare journey, I was battling a pretty persistent case of fungal acne on my forehead. It wasn’t until I stopped using an oil cleanser and switched moisturizers that the acne stopped. I’ve found that FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream helps keep my forehead hydrated without causing it to get too oily, which had been part of the problem. It also is free of many of the esters and omega fatty acids that can normally trigger fungal acne breakouts. Why not use it on my whole face then? Well, I’ve got combo skin, and my cheeks tend to dry up pretty quick. I’m obsessed with the texture of DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream and it’s been my favorite ever since I received a sample from Sephora about a year ago. I honestly couldn’t bear the thought of saying goodbye. Currently been testing out the COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser because I ran out of my all time favorite YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser and I’ve got a lot of thoughts. Post coming soon. Hope you’re all having a good Monday and surviving all the bullish*t🌈 If you need a friend, I’m here! Let’s remember to be good to one another (and ourselves) through this!!!
In the AM I wash my face with VERSED - WASH IT OUT Gel Cleanser then I rub in 4 drops of VERSED - HYDRATION STATION Booster With HA . It says to use 1-3 drops but I found it works better to use a little more. Moving on to make up, I shake up the Glossier. - Perfecting Skin Tint and apply 4 finger tips worth to my forehead cheeks and chin. Then I mix a little Glossier. - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color and MAYBELLINE - STROBING LIQUID™ ILLUMINATING HIGHLIGHTER together on my hand and tap cheeks until satisfied. I use my finger to apply MAKE UP FOR EVER - Artist Color Eye Shadow . I put a little SEPHORA COLLECTION - Colorful Shadow & Liner on the inside of my eye and line with KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - KVD VEGAN BEAUTY Tattoo Liner
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Sensitive/oily acne-prone skin journey
I recently turned 40, and about a year ago I started working on helping my aging acne-prone skin. I really improved using sunscreen and started using treatments like retinol. Have had some red irritated skin, when I’m not careful but slowly improving. GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm Started double cleansing at night, love the texture and it doesn’t break me out! KORRES - Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser So gentle yet perfect cleanser for me. INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner This is a Holy Grail moisturizing toner! Hydrates and is so gentle! EMINENCE - Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum Moisturizes and helps breakouts. EMINENCE - Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer So moisturizing and calming. BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ First sunscreen I’ve found that didn’t break me out or irritate my skin. Rotating Treatments PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator Helps my acne prone skin but doesn’t irritate. Using a couple times a week. Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Night serum- Love this! Expensive but I haven’t found a dupe yet. ACNE FREE - Adapalene Gel USP 15G I use this once a week but have to be super careful. facetheory - PoreBright Serum N10 Helps oiliness and brightens skin. THE inkey LIST - 15% Vitamin C and EGF Fist vitamin C serum that didn’t irritate my skin or break me out.
Birthday haulll!! 😁✨
So because of quarantine, a bulk of my birthday was indulging - books, skincare, craft supplies.. The works.. And I wanted to share my skincare haul with you all! I prefer trying a product out before buying the full size so my skincare indulgences are typically mini-sized. I got the ones I've been wanting to try for a while now! And I'm excited to start a whole new routine next week! 🥳 I got the following products and I'll be basically just replacing them in my usual routine. #Sweet Chef - Discovery Kit[products]# Which has their Vit A, B, C serums, their superfood moisturizer and their Vit C mask. I've heard great reviews about their A and C serums and I'm excited to try them! BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ I've been wanting to try Biossance products one by one for a while and I wanted to start with the SPF since it's one of the products I'm always buying and use everyday. First two days, I notice it makes my skin a bit oily/sticky which I don't enjoy - but it has absolutely no white cast and so I'll use it for a few weeks before giving a final review. FARMACY - The Beehive: Best-Sellers for Glowing Skin I've been dying to try our their honeymoon glow and the beehive seemed like a good way to try it out the mini. I'm most excited for this one!! And finally, I bought a bunch of sheet masks from Nature Republic. I used the Aha/bha and hyaluronic acid mask already. Aha/bha mask is decent, takes time to absorb and has no drastic difference after one use. But again,I believe sheet masks are more of a spa time item and the only real difference a sheet mask can make is in hydration. And the hyaluronic acid mask was pretty good. Idk if I'll buy them again though. I'd rather get the Sephora sheet masks. NATURE REPUBLIC - Real Comforting Mask Sheet Hyaluronic Acid NATURE REPUBLIC - Real Comforting Mask Sheet [Aha/Bha] NATURE REPUBLIC - REAL COMFORTING MASK SHEET [VITAMIN C] NATURE REPUBLIC - Real Comforting Mask Sheet Ceramide To quickly summarize how I plan to use these products: - According to sweet chef, their vitamin B can be mixed with their other serums to that's what I plan to do. - Vit C, SPF in the mornings, Vit A and moisturizer in the evenings. I plan to use Honeymoon glow instead of Ordinary peel once a week. Cheers! 🥂
DERMA•E - Ultra-Hydrating Alkaline Gel Booster Serum This one is very hydrating. It has a really subtle yummy smell and isn’t super watery compared to some other serums. DERMA•E - Essentials Radiance Toner This one is a great option for gentle chemical exfoliation. It also has a very subtle floral scent. HONEST - Calm & Porefect Serum This serum is a good go to during the daytime. Light and hydrating! HONEST - The Daily Calm Lightweight Moisturizer Meh, not the biggest fan of this moisturizer, but it’ll do for now. I wouldn’t call it lightweight, it feels more thick to me. It does the job but I probably wouldn’t repurchase. HONEST - Hydrogel Cream This is my go to every single day! Seriously amazing. Perfect texture, no scent, hydrates and moisturizes so well! It is creamy but not heavy and makes my skin a little dewy but not shiny. I would give this 100/5 if I could!
Cyber Monday Haul 💙✨
LRP had some seriously good cyber monday deals so I stocked up on some of my must-haves #La Roche Posay - Rosaliac Micellar Cleansing Gel[products]#[FiveStars] A great first cleanse / spf remover for sensitive skin to help soothe 💙 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Rosaliac AR Intense Serious must have if you battle with redness and inflamed skin - I have been using the serum day and night and I can’t believe how much it has reduced the redness LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser A nice calming cleanser for sensitive skin, always nice to have on hand in the winter! LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Ultra Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin This might become my new go to PM moisturizer for the dry winters, I am super particular with texture and this one is so nice because it is light on the skin while still doing it’s job! What’s your favourite product from La Roche Posay?
A nice touch to the double cleanse
GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm I succumbed to the Glow Recipe appealing marketing tactics and purchase their new Papaya Sorbet Cleansing Balm. The packaging and presentation is an absolute delight, it definitely gets 5 stars and proudly would display this as its very pleasing on the eye! I love also that it glides on the skin like a dream and really lifts the daily grime of make up off, so as far as I’m concerned, it does the job. I’ve seen reviews saying that users find it difficult to get off or becomes extremely “waxy and stringy”. Personally I have never experienced this: I massage onto dry skin, work it in for 60 seconds and then use a soft microfibre cloth moistened in luke warm water and gently remove the balm with the cloth until it’s all gone. I’m left with a very clean, fresh and soft face and then go in with my second gentle milk cleanser (like LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser ) I gave it 4 stars only because I do find the smell a bit strong, and as a first time user of this problem I’m just wondering as time goes on it’ll become quite a sickly smell - for me. I also prefer no fragrance anyway. Would I repurchase? I would say “yes”, but only as a splurge once or twice a year. As it is quite expensive for something that’ll be washed off your skin in 2 minutes. But I was quite excited to use it and may even keep the jar once it’s all used up!
my morning skincare routine ✨
so i want to start out by sharing some information about my skin. i have quite sensitive skin that tends to be on the dry side. i feel bad saying this, but my skin is mostly clear thanks to genetics. but, that doesn’t mean i don’t put the work in to keep my skin clear!! i’ve tried out quite a few different products, but these are the ones that i find myself reaching for more often in the morning. cleanser in the morning, i like to use a gentle, hydrating cleanser. lately i’ve been using the Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanser . it’s a nice cleanser, but i wouldn’t say it does much for my skin. more often than not though, i find myself coming back to the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser , which is so gentle and especially good for my dryer days. it always leaves my skin feeling soft once i wash it off. toner for toner, i’ve really been loving the PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner . it’s nothing special, just a milky toner that does a lovely job of adding extra hydration to my skin. i’ve been trying to cut down on my daily waste, so that means i’ve stopped purchasing cotton rounds. to apply, i just put a few drops into my palms and press it into my skin. serum my go-to has always been the The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 . again, dry skin!! i just really love products that hydrate my skin. i just put a few drops on my fingers and gently pat it in. recently i’m trying out the NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum. i haven’t used it long enough to see an effect, but i’ll definitely post an update if i notice some results!! moisturizer it’s taken me wayyyy longer than necessary to find a moisturizer that doesn’t give me a reaction. i’ve tried quite a few that left my face bright red and burning, and i also have an issue with texture. i absolutely hate the way that creams feel on my skin. maybe i’m in the minority on this, but i am just not down with thick, rich, moisturizers. i really do prefer ones that are more of a watery gel-type. for the past six months, i’ve been using the CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly , and i really like it!! it’s fragrance-free, which is always a huge plus, and it does a good job of hydrating my skin. i usually apply one to two pumps on my face and neck. sunscreen ah yes, the most important part of the routine. i’m incredibly sensitive to the active ingredients in chemical sunscreens, so i have to make sure i’m using a mineral sunscreen. for the past year or so, i’ve been using the tarte - Guard 30 Vegan Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 . it leaves a bit of a white cast if i don’t rub it in enough, but other than that, i like this!! it always adds a bit of glowiness to my skin, which i am always here for!! thank you so much for reading!! 💗
CLINIQUE-Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly
look inside my travel bag! how’d I do?
let me start by saying I always always always miss my skincare collection when I travel. it is nearly impossible for me to condense everything I’ll want to use in a small, TSA-approved, clear bag! but here was my last attempt: CLIO - Micro-Fessional Cleansing Oil I use this before I double-cleanse because I use waterproof mascara. this cleansing oil was INCREDIBLE. I didn’t even need a cotton round for this, just applied it using my fingers. it got it all off! smells so good, and non irritating at all! not surprised though, korean skincare is where it’s at . FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm I always double cleanse—my favorite first cleanser is this one. it is hands down the best I’ve ever used. you apply it to dry skin, massage it in, and then add water to emulsify. it rinses completely clean, never leaves residue, and get EVERYTHING off DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample this is just aight. idk what to say about it. it does it’s job, but I don’t think the brand, it’s values, or the price tags align with me. not into it. I’m just using this so it ends lol. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner the only reason I didn’t give this 5-stars is because it is kinda anti climatic. it didn’t do anything wrong, but it didn’t wow me. I reserve my 5 stars for things that really impress me! CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Essence I love caudalie, but same. this feels, looks, and smells like water. meh. Embryolisse - Lait Crème Concentré I LOVE this stuff. I’ve used it as a mask, a moisturizer, and as a primer. perfect for everything. but as a mask it definitely protects and brightens! it also lasts a super long time. love this thing. PETER THOMAS ROTH - Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion top 3 favorite sunscreens of all time. perfect finish, no white cast, absorbs quickly, and leaves the most beautiful finish on my skin. I have a couple backups of this! okay—so how’d I do? would you use my skincare if you needed a routine? let me know in the comments!! ♡
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample
My Current Morning Routine
☕️ My routines are pretty prone to changing but one constant is that I always like to focus on protecting and nourishing my skin with antioxidants and obviously a sunscreen. These are my current morning favorites: ☕️ Alta Mara Hydrating Coconut Cleanser: Just as the name suggests, it’s a lovely gentle milky cleanser. ☕️ Klairs Supple Preparation Toner: A lovely hydrating toner rich in amino acids, centella, licorice root, and hyaluronic acid. ☕️ Byroe Bitter Greens Toner Essence: If this was a little cheaper I would never be without it. This contains 22 fruit and vegetable extracts and is chock full of antioxidants making my skin super soft and glowy. ☕️ Farmacy Cheer Up Eye Cream: A lightweight whipped texture vitamin c eye cream. ☕️ Rosen Bright Citrus Serum: A very watery consistency (like actually the exact consistency of water) abscorbic acid vitamin c serum. ☕️ Mauve Fantastic Ever Youth Producer Serum: A hydrating antioxidant serum containing hyaluronic acid, sugar kelp, hemp seed extract, and orchid extract. ☕️ Sunday Riley CEO Glow: Another vitamin c but put it in an oil base with some turmeric!! I love this stuff it gives me the softest glowiest skin. ☕️ Krave Oat So Simple Water Cream: A nice hydrating lightweight moisturizer. ☕️ Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sunscreen: Just an amazing lightweight sunscreen that’s super affordable and has a bunch of centella in it.
Pretty in Pink 💖
A roundup review of some pink products I’ve been using! ACURE - Seriously Soothing SPF 30 Day Cream This SPF moisturizer boasts niacinamide and blue tansy to sooth and even skin out in addition to being a moisturizing mineral SPF. I gotta say I’m not a huge fan of moisturizing SPFs in the first place but this one looked nice to me. It’s got a thin consistency coming out the tube but as you spread it on it’s pretty thick and heavy feeling. In about the middle of the ingredients list is coconut oil, a very occlusive and comedogenic oil, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who is oily or acne prone, but it hasn’t broken me out at least. It’s not my favorite SPF I’ve ever used, but if my skin is super dry or sensitive I’ll use this over my others. fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash I love this cleanser! I use it twice a week for some nice exfoliation. I’ve always preferred physical exfoliation over chemical (I know I’m in the minority here) and this one is super gentle! The sugar granules are small and dissolve pretty quickly, and the cleanser itself is a non-foaming jelly, plus it smells like a delicious strawberry smoothie. My skin doesn’t feel dry or tight at all after using it. I will definitely be purchasing the full size when I finish this! FARMACY - Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum with Acerola Cherry This is the serum that changed my opinion about serums! I used to avoid them because I hated the sticky feeling they would leave on my skin, but my skin had been lackluster and I wanted to add a vitamin C to my routine. This serum is amazing y’all! It’s only 15% vitamin C derived from cherries, so it’s gentle and natural, plus it has 4 different derivatives of hyaluronic acid. It just smooths over my skin like butter, I love it, I use it as needed for extra hydration or if I just wanna feel extra glowy, plus it smells so good and sweet! I’m glad I took this plunge, I highly recommend it! ORIGINS - Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay I’ve only used this mask twice but so far it’s been really nice. I am a masker, always have been, and while clay masks aren’t really my go-to since I have dry skin, I’m glad I have just this one. It really tightens up my pores and my skin just feels sooo smooth after. It is a bit drying after washing it off but after serum and moisturizer it’s not an issue, and when I wake up my skin feels smooth and clear. Overall i think it does what it claims to do very well!
ORIGINS-Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
FAV Skincare Brand 🤩
I love Krave Beauty, I love the brands mission on simple skincare to reset the skin. It’s the perfect method. I love this brand because the owner Liah Yoo is so informational and kind with the people who shop her products, I love how responsive they are. What people should know is that these products are made of all great ingredients the moisturizer only has 10 ingredients!!! I am obsessed with Krave - Great Barrier Relief when using this your skin is glowy af and your skin is moisturized and hydrated. I love the Krave - Oat So Simple Water Cream because it’s perfect to seal everything in while hydrating the skin! Affordable prices too!
Krave-Great Barrier Relief
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
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