Loving this Serum!
It’s texture Tuesday! Today I’m talking about the new @josiemarancosmetics Argan Beta-Retinoid Pink Algae Serum. It’s a 2% pro-retinol serum derived from pink algae. It also contains Quercetin, an antioxidant and Argan oil which I already love. It has a super light oil texture that hydrates and absorbs into the skin quickly. It can be used morning and night. It’s meant to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as brighten skin. I have to say I’m loving this serum so far. It sinks into my skin quickly and wears well under makeup. I’ve been using it day and night. I think it’s too soon to tell if it reduces wrinkles but overall I’m really loving this serum! It’s also cruelty free, part of clean at Sephora, and comes in recyclable packaging which is amazing! I give this serum a 5/5 stars! Thank you to Influenster for sending me this product to try!
Retinol in skincare
JOSIE MARAN Face Serum
Jan. 28, 2020
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Skin care journey
First post on this app! But I wanted to share my skincare journey. I never really had crazy issues with my skin but working at Sephora I always get new products to try and noticed more and more blemishes. First 2 pics are in July of 2019, last 2 pics were from a month ago. My skin used to always be combo dehydrated so I started using some rich moisture products, I’ll list them below. But after a few months I noticed my skin started breaking out more. I started talking to my skincare specialist and found out that I used too many oils/ rich creams and NOT enough water. So there is such a thing as rich in moisture and not enough hydration. Basically you always want to implement water into your skin, if it’s not drinking a ton of water (which I was) its using products that are more water based. Cleanser :GLAMGLOW - Supercleanse Clearing Cream-to-Foam Cleanser to innisfree - Green Tea Hydrating Cleansing Foam Moisturizer: TATCHA - The Dewy Skin Cream to innisfree - Intensive Hydrating Cream with Green Tea Seed am use. Kate Somerville - DeliKate Recovery Cream PM use. Toner: I didn’t use toners before but now I do. During the day I use innisfree - Green Tea Seed Intensive Hydrating Toner and for nighttime use OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner Serum: JOSIE MARAN - Argan Beta Retinol Pink Algae Serum to innisfree - Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum paired with KORA - Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum for AM use. KORA - Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum for PM use. These products did a shift on my skin, I continue to do my exfoliations using my Clarisonic but haven’t found the right exfoliator as I still have a bit of sensitive skin. I still use a some rich creams but only for nighttime use. But after a huge change I noticed my skin is getting a tad bit better but it’s still a long journey ahead of me. *ps I know there’s a difference in lighting but my skin does look better now as it did a few months ago.
I have been using Josie Maran’s beta-retinol pink algae serum for a couple months & I love it. It’s a gentle retinol serum that never causes redness or irratation on my skin; it’s a drier serum so it doesn’t feel greasy- it’s also great for layering under oils & moisturizers. On days when I just need that extra hydration or I’ve done a treatment on my skin & need to replenish; I reach for Josie Maran’s skin dope hemp seed oil , it’s nourishing & hydrating. It does sink into skin nicely if you use a small amount , but I have over done it some nights & it did feel a bit oily, but since it was part of my nighttime routine I didn’t really mind. I also really enjoy Josie Maran’s skin dope CBD oil (not pictured) which is a little bit of a drier oil as well, it sinks into skin fast and makes my skin feel very smooth & nourished. I actually finished that one a couple months ago, def will repurchase these items in the future.💘I actually purchased the skin dope duo, about 6 months ago, which comes with the hemp seed & CBD oil in smaller sized bottles , but I’m unsure if Sephora still carries it as a set.
Improve your skin ✨
This product is a serum advertise to improve skin tone, shrink pores and fine lines, boost radiance, prove it dryness, redness, and rough texture. There has been a lot of hype in the skin care community about niacinamide, and rightfully so. The texture/consistency of this product is a clear yellow liquid that applies quite easily. You only need a few drops of it to see results. I found out about this product because my daughter was using it. I was complaining about wrinkles in my skin, and she said that I should try this. After using it for just a few days, I noticed that my skin looks smoother, my wrinkles look less saggy, and my skin was glowing brighter. I told my daughter, I need this product more than you do 😀 can’t believe I didn’t know about this earlier! I highly recommend that anyone tries this product, especially if you have concerns about aging skin. It is kind of pricey but I think it is worth it. PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster ’PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5 Stars)
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
The Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Serum is so lovely. This serum plumps the skin and is deeply hydrating yet remains lightweight In consistency. Loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E, you’re left with radiant, healthy skin and long lasting moisture!
JOSIE MARAN-Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment
Bakuchiol! A retinol alternative
Bakuchiol 💟 Derived from the Ayurvedic (holistic healing system) Babchi plant. It’s a 100% natural and NON-IRRITATING retinol alternative •• The beautiful purple hue comes from the flower which is a hue that rarely occurs in the botanical world. •• There’s 4% of Bakuchiol and it functions very similarly to retinol by smoothing signs of fine lines & wrinkles. •• There’s 1% of PHAS which are a gentle exfoliation that helps to resurface the skin to enhance absorption but also strengthens the skin by providing it hydration and antioxidant benefits. •• Tremella mushroom which is a superfood helps hydrate the skin and retain moisture due to its ability to hold up to 500x it’s own weight in water •• Blueberry stem cells are a vital antioxidant that helps against environmental damage from free radicals- a leading cause of premature aging. •• Amethyst extract brings harmonizing benefits to increase inner and outer beauty. It’s said to emit peaceful vibrations and balance surrounding energies, so if you’re like me, and love crystals and their meanings, this product is just all around amazing. •• It’s safe for daily use!☪️ •• For info on prism, see the post prior 💖
HERBIVORE-Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum
So many amazing ingredients in one great serum
This serum is jam packed with so many amazing ingredients. It’s like the holy grail serum for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. Vitamin B: helps improve the overall condition of your skin. Helping hyper pigmentation, rosacea and sun-damaged skin is only some of the skin ailments vitamin b helps improve. Niacinamide: an ingredient that is a wonder for aging and blemish-prone skin. Helps to improve the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines, and dullness. Great ingredient to working into your routine for prevention of many skin problems. And finally Copper Tripeptide. The ingredient to healthy and glowing skin! Help treat rosacea, acne, eczema and so much more. Helps to produce new cells, though this is a newer skincare ingredient and is still going through testing on skin benefits. Over all these three ingredients together just leave me with healthy skin that looks like I get facials every few weeks. The serum is more of a gel based water serum and has a slight mineral scent. You can use this as a stand alone serum or as a serum booster. Overall, I’m in love with serum and will continue purchasing. ALPHA-H - Vitamin B Serum With Niacinamide
ALPHA-H-Vitamin B Serum With Niacinamide
Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic Acid Serum PRODUCT INFO: Hyaluronic acid 97% Serum; It captures and continually diffuses water within the skin to restore its moisture balance and leave skin feeling soft and supple. Functional serum for brightening and wrinkle improvement. It leaves no sticky residue and gets gently absorbed into the skin. INGREDIENTS: Niacinamide, Propylene Glycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Allantoin, Carbomer, Arginine, Fragrance, Hyaluronic Acid MY THOUGHTS: It balances out my skin and makes it feel genuinely hydrated and plump, not greasy. It has very minimal scent to it which once you put it on your face the scent pretty much disappears. Has made a visible difference in terms of texture changes.
Elizavecca-Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Perfect for dry skin!
Absolutely love this product. A little goes a long way! I use this product in my night time routine. I use this on the days that I feel like my face needs extra hydration. This product is a more heavy serum. I like to use this product before I use a moisturizer. I definitely wouldn’t use this product if you have oily skin. You should only use this product if you have dry or combination skin. I also love this product because it is vegan, cruelty free and synthetic fragrance free! This product is also good for fine lines and wrinkles. Definitely will continue to use. JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment
JOSIE MARAN-Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment
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