10 week progress pic :))
Just posting this as a little reminder to myself that my skin will have its ups and downs, I just gotta be patient :)) About 2.5 months ago I got this weird pile of breakouts on my cheeks and I felt SO bad about myself, and now it’s still not completely cleared and I’m dealing with quite a few acne scars but I still need to appreciate my progress! Here’s my stuff in case it helps whoo CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser
Dec. 1, 2020
livasskThe mixture of vit C and niacinamide can be a big reason for the redness!!
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UPDATE: I Quit Differin
This is a long overdue skincare update but I have quit Differin because it started to strip my skin barrier, and I kept breaking out even after applying the gel. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel -I’m about to run out of this cleanser and I’m thinking about replacing it with a more moisturizing cleanser from the same brand. This cleanser is excellent but I wish it was a bit more effective PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator -This has been a little too gentle on my skin so I wasn’t able to experience a huge difference after using this product The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA -This serum is gentle on my skin and I have noticed an improvement in my skin’s tone VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream -I came back to this moisturizer to give it a second chance and I’ve come to the conclusion that it is better for people with very oily skin and I have combination skin PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ -This product is a chef’s kiss. It is gentle, hydrating, and very effective at protecting your skin from the sun I am still breaking out but I’m not sure which route to take. I’ve been exfoliating quite a lot and I’m thinking about going the other path and restoring the hell out of my skin. Any recommendations to restore my skin’s barrier and to increase collagen as well as clearing out my pimples and acne scars would be much appreciated!
The best sunscreen for dry skin☀️
Y’all… Let me tell you how dry my skin gets. My skin gets so dry that it looks like my skin is actually flaking. I have struggled with dry skin my entire life and I hardly find any products that truly help my skin. I reached out to a friend who gave me a skin care routine and she suggested this sunscreen PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ it is honestly the best! Not only is it scent free but it hydrates my skin without burning it. I have high sensitivity to a lot of products and this is one that doesn’t make my skin irritated or break out. If you struggle with dry skin, try out this sunscreen! Not only does it help with the dryness but also you should always be protecting your face with sunscreen!!!
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The Best Advice For Choosing Skincare Products
Hey Beauty’s 🙋🏽♀️ So I’ve recommended a lot of products and thought I’d share some advice on how how I select skincare products these days. ☺️ Thanks to @babesandbeauty on Instagram for the advice. ￼Products that you consistently use I noticed that I consistently use TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum which has Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E as my day Serum. I also have The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for my night routine. I’ve started using Truskin’s Super Serum at night and now alternate between using a natural Retinol or Vitamin A Moisturiser and the Truskin Super Serum which has Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, and Retinol. I now can’t live without my FORMULA 10.0.6 - Rise of the Foam Blemish Busting Cleanser I use this because of the salicylic acid and hemp oil as part of my double cleansing routine. I’m currently trialing products for my first cleanse. 😄 I noticed the ingredients are ideal for my issues which are rough texture, larger than average pores, dullness and my wrinkles and fine lines. For reducing the appearance of my fine lines and wrinkles I ❤️ hyaluronic acid!!!! ￼Products that are ideal for your skin type I’m a little lucky in the fact that I have combination skin and can use a range of products for my issues. Treating the wrong skin type can lead to irritated skin, breakouts and premature aging. Choosing the correct skin care routine for your skin type is essential for making your skin appear youthful and healthy. ￼Products that do not cause irritation to your skin barrier Our skin is the largest barrier against infection that we have. Keeping our skin healthy and moist helps keep this barrier strong. Using the proper skin care products for your skin type can help preserve this important protective layer. ☺️ ￼Products that fit your budget and life The Ordinary creators have totally changed how we think about and buy skin care. Its allowed us to understand ingredients and offered them in ridiculously cheap formulas. It’s championed transparency in an industry that wants you to think expensive products are better. Nothing costs more than $20. In fact, the majority of it ranges at less than $10. This is largely in part thanks to The Ordinary's dedication to transparency, resulting in prices that aren't significantly marked up. Although if you can afford to spend $150 I’d recommend purchasing a Serum rather than a cleanser or moisturiser. Drop me a line about what you consider when you purchase skincare products. Is it the beautiful packaging, ingredient list or that you just saw a review and want to try it. ☺️ Have a wonderful day or evening Jade 🥂
When hydration is needed 💦
I am a dry skinned girl so I am always on the look out for hydrators and moisturizers. This is especially the case as I like to use actives in my routine and they can further dry out my skin. Hyaluronic acid is one of my go to ingredients as it draws moisture into my skin and it works well with other ingredients. The ordinary offers this serum which is great as it is super affordable and it works well with my skin. What is it: This is a hyaluronic acid serum with 3 different weighted molecules so that it can penetrate and hydrate different layers if the skin. Hyaluronic acids is a humectant meaning it absorbs moisture from the air and draws it into the skin. This serum also has b5 which helps nourish and soften the skin. Texture: This is a goopy and cloudy serum that is easily absorbed into my dry skin. Price: This sells at Sephora for $6.80 cad for 1 oz or $12.20 cad for 2oz How I use this: I use this along with my steamer to make sure that the air is moisture rich in order to draw moisture to my skin. This ensures I get the best result. Pros 👍: ￼affordable ￼2 sizes available ￼accessible ￼effective ￼cruelty free 🐰 Cons 👎: ￼some people don’t like the texture ￼you shouldn’t over use hyaluronic acid (check other products) The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 this is a super simple serum that has really helped my dry skin
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Why does my skin react different night vs day?
Over the years I have gone through hundreds of products figuring out what works for me. I have finally found a good set of products that I love, but sometimes when I use certain products in the daytime (such as Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oil and certain facemasks, I breakout so much worse than I do when I use the same exact product at night! I am confused by this so I have been wondering if it’s related to my oil levels throughout the day or what? Should I be using more drying products in the day time and hydrating at night? The only ones that really work for me day and night are The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and THE BODY SHOP - Jumbo Tea Tree Oil although I know Hyram has said oils are not for the face
getting off makeup and clear skin with rosacea!
okay... so I know I've posted this before, and Cherie is (devastatingly) closing down, but I thought I'd share one last post. This really works. one is a prescription and there are a couple items missing, so I'll add them to the pictures. Here is the order they say to put on skincare (as depicted) 1) makeup remover/wash (I use Queen Helene cold cream that I SWEAR by, sometimes BURT’S BEES - BURT‘S BEES Sensitive Facial Cleanser ) 2) Facewash/second face wash (I use DERMA•E - Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Joeseph anti Acne soap 10% sulfur) 3) Toner (I use THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner ) 4) Serums (I use a few... my prescription Amzeeq, mostly The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , and DERMA•E - Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum ) 5) Spot Treatments (Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment , tea tree oil when needed) 6) Eye Cream (not pictured - DERMA•E - Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream ) 7) Moisturizer (2 different kinds depending on how dry I am- pictured: Alba Botanica Aloe Green tea moisturizer, not pictured: skinfix - Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ) 8) Retinol: Now, because I have rosacea, I use a retinol alternative. The best one for sensitive skin I found is The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion use at night only) 9) Face Oil: HEAR ME OUT: If you have oily skin, it's not the WORST thing to use an oil. As a matter of fact, it may work well. BEST ONE BY FAR IS ROSEHIP OIL. I can't tell you how amazing it is The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil , and JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment during the day) wear sunscreen during the day, and put it in place of retinol. I use Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen it's a great light moisturizer, too. And at night in the winter if it's super dry, I'll put petroleum jelly around the corners of my eyes and lips. The results don't lie, Cherie babes (: comment below I'd you know of a better eye cream.
AM, PM, Occasional, and New Products!
I’ve been simplifying my day to day routines and working in “specialty” products on occasion, to save time and money. AM (Alllll about quick and easy!) Andalou Apricot Cleansing Milk Cerave PM Moisturizer Nivea Super Watery Gel SPF PM Cerave Hydrating Cleanser (or Andalou if I want more richness) EB5 Anti Aging Toner Curology (clindamyacin 1%, tretinoin .04%, azelaic acid 7%) Hadalabo Hyalruronic Acid Illiyoon Ceramide Moisturizer Acure Blue Tansy Oil Rotating Products Makeup Removal: Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm (I know some of you swear by the double cleanse, but it’s typically too irritating for me daily) Exfoliating (in place of EB5): Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Peel (great when I feel a breakout coming on), Alpha H Liquid Gold (for when I’m feeling super lazy—I cleanse, use this, and slap on a thick moisturizer...that’s it!) Laneige Water Sleeping Mask: Great top coat to seal in extra moisture Cicaplast Baume 5: Also a great top coat, more occlusive and I love when I’m feeling super dry Acne Spot Treatment: Kate Somerville EradiKate reduces size and redness overnight. Tends to pull off the whiteheads and cause bleeding & thus scarring when removed the next morning, so use with caution Holy Grail: Naturopathica Alpine Rose Recovery Serum. This is a 7-day treatment serum that reduces redness, plumps you up, and helps bump up the glow. For use 3-4 times a year at most, so would be great to use if you have an event you want to look extra glowy for. (Who goes anywhere nowadays? I can dream...) New Products (both recommended by my skincare group. Will update) Stratia Liquid Gold: Additional evening moisture layer Stratia Rewind: evening moisture layer, supposed to help with redness too
Beauty Ride or Dies!
Hi beauties! i'm delighted to share my skincare faves! 🍩Hadalabo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Skinlotion Moist - this has been a staple for my oily skin for some time now, a year to be more specific. It just brightens my face and it also makes it healthier and more moisturized, thus less oily. I use this after washing the face like an essence and just apply it gently with a cupping motion to my face just like how I saw it on the Japanese commercials.LOL.Btw, I got this limited edition Snoopy Bottle from a local Japanese Drugstore (paradise!) :).HADALABO - Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist 🍩Centellian24 Madeca Cream (Centella Hydrating Formula) - I already finished 2 tubes of this and because it effectively calms my skin when it feels irritated because sometimes it feels sensitive especially when I’m having breakouts. It also feels very emolient and hydrating and is perfect to quench the face when it needs some TLC. It is made of Cica or Madeca which is from Centella Asiatica Plant (also known as Gotukola or Asian Pennywort) and this ingredient had been a recent breakthrough in the Asian Beauty Industry because of its effective soothing benefits. I find that this is a godsend to me because it is a gentle alternative to harsh and irritating acne creams but is also as effective and more hydrating. Not only does it calm my breakouts, I find that my face is also clearer and brighter with consistent use.CENTELLIAN24 - Madeca Cream Centella Hydrating Formula 🍩Laneige Lip Mask - this has also been a staple to my routine because our lips need some lovin’ too! It’s very hydrating and nourishing and super yummy lol. Not that I’ve tasted it, but it feels like applying melted vanilla lollipops on your lips everytime I use it (minus the stickiness!) It really is a good denouement for every skincare/ selfcare session.LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask So there they are! Won’t skip a beat to repurchase them.❤️Thanks for reading my beauty faves! Curious to know yours too! Care to share in the comments below?☺️
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Wish there was an instant replay on this one!
VICHY - Pureté Thermale One Step Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin As soon as i applied to cleanse, my skin turned itchy and red instantly. I washed it off instantly and used my ceraveCeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser . People, beware of the fragrance when trying new products. *** INSTANT REGRET ***
Current Products I'm Using
I have oil/combo skin and been struggling with hormonal acne for a few years now which is mainly around my chin. I have noticed some positive changes but also some negative ones, for example I have more blackheads in areas besides my nose which I never had before. Here are the products I've been using lately. AM Routine I don't cleanse in the morning just splash water on my face and pat dry, then I apply PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster after I apply moisturizer e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream - Fragrance Free then sunscreen Supergoop! - Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 With Sunflower Extract PM Routine During the day I don't wear much makeup just some mascara so I just use GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Water for my first cleanse, then I go in with PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore Normalizing Cleanser which I am just about out of so I will be using CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanserwhich I haven't tried before but decided to buy it because of all the hype! Than I apply my toner and depending on my skin at the time I will either use PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner or I'm from - Rice Toner I have just recently purchased and starting using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% then I moisturizer with THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer I use PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator twice a weeks and PAULA'S CHOICE - 1% Retinol Treatment with Peptides + Vitamin C 3 times a week. My skin is still breaking out so I'm gonna try eliminating certain products to see if I can pin point what is causing the breakouts and blackheads. I recently purchased a cleansing brush and I'm gonna start by eliminating the Paulas choice BHA Exfoliator and start using the brush 2 or 3 times a week instead. If that's not the problem then I'm gonna try taking out the Vitamin C. If anyone has any advice or tips I am all ears!!!
My Current PM Routine
I recently did my AM routine.... Guess it's time to do my PM routine. Keep in mind my routines do tend to change frequently due to me trying different products to review, but this is my current one. THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm (I have to double check, but I think it's fragrence free) So far I'm enjoying this one. I like the ease of the tube and the texture is nice to get off my makeup and sunscreen. I actually like this one better than Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm (not Fragrence free) and it's cheaper. I still enjoy then I met you, but it's not in the tube and I like inkey's texture better. Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser (Fragrence free) I've been using this one for PM because I feel like my milky cleansers aren't strong enough to get off the balm (it probably is). It's still gentle, while still feeling cleansing. I will say there's been times where I don't get it fully off and then when I go into my next step, it still foams up and I have to go back in and REALLY make sure I got it off Hanskin - Hyaluron Skin Essence(I think it's fragrence free. Again I'd have to double check) I haven't used this one enough yet to make a review, but so far I like it. It's watery like a toner so that's how I've been using it. My go to is usually COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence which I still use in the AM. I want to like Hanskin because I don't have a toner and wouldn't mind using this product in that place COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (Fragren free) I've already reviewed this one! Def a holy grail because it makes my skin feel plump and hydrated. If you can get around the idea of using snail slime, it is worth it! ETUDE - Soonjung Hydro Barrier Cream(Fragrence free) Another product too soon to review since it just recently joined my routine. It does leave a little shine while its waiting to sink in so if I keep it in my routine it would be for PM. So far my go to is CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream and I'm curious to find a cream that is a little more complex in it's ingredients list THE inkey LIST - Rosehip Oil (Fragrence free) I've been using this for a few weeks now. It is nice for hydration, but it sits on my skin. I feel like it sits on my skin for a long time. If I'm going straight to bed, I feel like it gets on my pillow and hair making a oily mess. I like to use this if I know I have time before laying down
I Like To Keep It On A High Note
First of, the title is by Kendrick Lamar. I post mostly makeup looks but I thought I would post my daily skincare. I don’t buy fragranced products and I do my best to buy vegan products. I have struggled to find a water-based cleanser but I finally found one! About my skin: My skin is normal-dry and has seen at least thirty 4th of Julys. It is incredibly reactive. Enough talk. Onto the products. CAUDALIE - Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil A Holy Grail product. It has a faint scent that it took me a little while to get used to but I love this product. Balms always seemed so messy to me and I hated using them but this is relaxing. It is like getting a mini-face message if mini face messages also removed three coats of Pat McGrath Dark Star mascara. If you are looking to start double cleansing? Start here. I will just take a 15% commission. PEACH & LILY - Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser I only started using this last week but it is the perfect double cleanse companion: not too strong and not too moisturizing and goopy. It has a faint stone fruit smell that actually smells like stone fruit and not some chemical additive. There is not aloe vera, no HA, and the price is really great and it’s vegan! acwell - Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing TonerI just ordered this toner on the advice of sokoglam. I tried klairs toner and my skin started itching so badly. I got my money back and I am hoping this is a better experience. If not, off to Ulta I shall go! KINSHIP - Pimple Potion Retinal + Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment I took a picture of my chin and the kind people of Cherie did not make fun of me. They told me I had milia. There aren’t a lot of vegan salicylic acid treatments but kinship is one. It has gotten most of the smaller milia out (although now I have these weird large chin pores. Like seriously huge OMG). I am being patient while it works on the slightly bigger ones. Thank you, Cherie! Krave - Barrier Relief My skin was a hot mess and this product saved me. I think this is my last bottle but if your skin barrier has established barricades and is throwing bricks? This is a great product! Plus it’s vegan! ETUDE - Soonjung Hydro Barrier Cream My AM moisturizer. Slow to absorb but when the weather is cold it will be so moisturizing! Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer PM moisturizer! Slightly tingly but really moisturizing. Do I need to say it is vegan? dear, klairs - Fundamental Nourishing Eye Butter My eternal love. Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen Terrible company; only sunscreen that doesn’t break me out. JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Vanilla Apricot I have it in unscented. Great for hands. Sustainably harvested by women paid a living wage. Do you use any of these products?
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Simplified My Skincare Routine
This is the best my skin has looked I think ever! My boyfriend actually commented on how good it looks (he doesn’t notice things like that). My skin looks brighter, my dark sports are less noticeable, I have less acne on my chin line, and the texture on my forehead is basically gone now. Here’s my routine: AM: Sometimes I cleanse in the morning. When I do I use:Aveeno - Calm + Restore Nourishing Oat Facial Cleanser I then use: Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum I recently started using this and it has made a WORLD of difference After vitamin C it is super import to use a sunscreen. I’ve been using: Krave - The Beet Shield PM: If I have done a workout or had work (12hr shift in the ER) I use: SMACNE - Acne Treatment 30 Day Kit If I have had an easy day I cleanse with the Aveeno mentioned above. Next I put on: e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream - Fragrance Free then I’m all done! My review of the products: e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream - Fragrance Free I’m not in love with this moisturizer but it gets the job done and is not crazy expensive. Put your recommendations below:) Krave - The Beet Shield I like this sunscreen it doesn’t leave a white cast and does not have a strong fragrance. It is a little oily which works for me during the winter but if you have very oily skin you might want to stay away. I gave it 4 stars because even though I like it, it is pretty expensive especially for the small package you get. SMACNE - Acne Treatment 30 Day Kit This has got be to where I am today! Look at my previous review to see how much it helped me. I can’t seem to completely get rid of it. It started becoming irritating to my skin during the winter months so I only use the cleanser 3-4 times a week and the treatment as a spot treatment on occasion. I would highly recommend to someone struggling with acne Aveeno - Calm + Restore Nourishing Oat Facial Cleanser have been really enjoy this cleanser for a light clean (I don’t wear makeup) Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum LOVE LOVE LOVE this is the only new thing I have added to my routine and it has made such a difference!!! Even my boyfriend has noticed how wonderful my skin looks and I my diet has no changed if anything it’s gotten worse. (These changes are after 2-3 weeks)
first impressions: MAD HIPPIE VITAMIN C 🍊
Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum I thought i’d try something new with the photos so I hope you like it ! I have been looking for ages for a good vitamin C serum that is also affordable as I have never used a vitamin C product before! I am utterly in shock at how amazing this product is after one use. 🍊 claims 🍊 ￼tightens, brightens & smoothes the skin 🍊 key ingredients 🍊 ￼vitamin c (antioxidant that helps reduce the appearance of discolouration, wrinkles and fine lines) ￼vitamin e (protective antioxidant reduce wrinkles and discolouration) ￼ferulic acid (antioxidant) ￼hyaluronic acid (hydration and plumps the skin) ￼konjac root powder (has MANY nutrients) ￼grapefruit (antioxidant and has citric acid. acts as a natural exfoliant) ￼chamomile extract (soothes and helps with redness and inflammation) ￼clary sage (natural toner that helps avoid overly dry or overly oily skin) as you can see this is a whole packed filled ingredient list!! 🍊my thoughts 🍊 I used it in my night routine as I was so eager to try it out. it has a slight yellow colour to it and a thick-ish consistency. it went onto my skin so smoothly and soaked in very nicely. I woke up this morning to the softest skin ever. and when I mean softest, I truly do!! some uneven texture that I had on my face, completely gone, as well as improved dark spots. this was just in one night so I can’t wait to see the results in the near future. I will definitely let you all know how it goes! ULTA- $34USD for 1oz
SKIN UPDATE✨: It’s been a week since I bought these products , and my skin has cleared so much from last week!!!!😝 I’ve been staying HYDRATED with water , and getting some VITAMIN D✨ any thoughts on my skin update?!? ROUTINE: AM: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion( I changed back to previous my moisturizer before buying the Cerave moisturizer) The Ordinary - Mineral UV Filters SPF 15 with Antioxidants PM: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA cocokind - Chia Facial Oil Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion ps any recommendations (products )for my eyebags ?!?
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
daily skin care routine 🧚🏼♀️✨🍒
so this is my first post !! i’m so excited i found this beauty community !! a little about my skin,,, i have oily, sensitive, acne prone skin, with a bit of eczema so i’m always weary to try new products in fear of a reaction. i’ve had acne for 7 years now and have tried every product under the sun,, but nothing seemed to work for me. but this quarantine has given me so much time on my hands i’ve been able to do a bunch of research on ingredients and different products. but i’ll get right into the review & my opinion on these products :)) 1) CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin i really like this cleanser because it is super gentle on both the skin and acne, and i can actually feel it soothing my face when i wash with it. it doesn’t lather a whole lot and my face doesn’t feel stripped or dry after using it. i don’t use a full pump either, just half works for me. it has helped soothe some irritation and redness in my skin. 2)The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this product or ingredient even isn’t something i had heard of until i really started getting into skin care but it is totallyyy underrated. i feel like not many people know how amazing this product is for so many skin concerns. i have a lot of hyperpigmentation and redness and this has helped calm my skin down a wholeee lot. i don’t look like a complete tomato without makeup now. my scars and pigmentation are starting to fade and my face just feels so much less irritated. definitely one of my holy grail products. 3)The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA okay so this isn’t one of my favorite products in the world, but it gets the job done. i’m actually just using this until my new moisturizer arrives in the mail. this product is a bit thick but does a good job of moisturizing. i just prefer a lighter consistency. it doesn’t make me oily at all, even after 12 hours of wear. i don’t hate it, but i’m not in love with it either. 4)CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum now i would like to say that the general population is completely misled about retinol. it is marketed as an anti-aging product, which it does, but was originally developed to treat acne ! this is the very first retinol i have ever used and i started about a week & a half ago. even with this little time it’s been used, it has helped my acne sooo much. all of my pimples have gotten smaller, my texture has smoothed out dramatically, and it’s even changed my skin from oily to combination. i am in love with this product so far and i can’t wait to see more results in the weeks to come. definitely my holy grail !! (I only use this at night) 5) PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block something every skin care fanatic needs and should use everyday is a good sunscreen. as an oily-skinned gal, i was less than thrilled when i found out as sunscreen usually just made me an oily mess. but this sunscreen is great !! absorbs quickly with no white cast. works great under makeup too.
PURITO-Comfy Water Sun Block
Morning routine for bright and glowy skin
Me last year = lots and lots of breakouts. Me now = still very acne prone BUT got a hold of it and now I want to target acne scars, get glowy skin and avoid any future flare ups. My morning and evening routines are fairly different. In the evening, I do a double cleanse and use products like my benzagel face wash to reduce the chances of getting acne and mix up a couple different products such as acids or retinol depending on what my skin needs. But in the morning I try to go for a hydrating and brightening routine that will help me reduce my pesky acne scars and make me look glowy and more awake! I also love this routine because most products are from the drugstore. Products: CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser This is great for the morning. It’s gentle, hydrating and won’t strip the skin. Definitely worth your money. I'm from - Rice Toner Loving this toner for the morning to help keep my skin plump and bright. This is one of products that I depend on to gently fade my acne scars and overall brighten my whole face. Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum I’m not quite ready to give a full review on this yet, but so far, so good! This serum has a higher percentage of vitamin c (10%) than the latest one I was using and also vitamin e and ferulic acid. Overall, skin is glowy and it’s not irritated at all, so I’m happy. THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream Keeps eyes hydrated, helps de-puff, all good in my books. HONEST - Hydrogel Cream So excited to put up a full review about this product, but overall, great ingredients that keep skin moisturized and I love how glowy it makes my skin look in the morning. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 Light-weight, good protection, no white cast and also helps give skin a little glow in the morning. Super happy with this purchase so far. Thought of the day: I had been doing a water cleanse in the morning for the last few months but recently read that it wasn’t the best idea. So I’ve started to use this gentle cleanser from Cerave for now. My skin seems to be liking it so far! Does anyone else do a water cleanse in the AM?
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50
Week 2 of Barrier Repair
After doing some more research I changed my routine to the following in Week 2: AM CLEANSE: washed face with water TREATMENT: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 MOISTURISER: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream EYE CREAM: CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream SUNSCREEN: PAULA'S CHOICE - Calm Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PM PRE-CLEANSE: GARNIER - Micellar Milk Cleansing Water for dry and sensitive skin, this has been amazing and so gentle on my skin CLEANSE: CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin this is a nice gentle cleanser, as of yet I am not sure of the long term benefits but it doesn’t leave my skin dry/tight after washing. Will continue to see how it goes. TREATMENT: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 this definitely leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated after use. But unsure if hydrating enough. EYE CREAM: CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream still haven’t seen any improvements with this. MOISTURISER: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream as soon as I started using this my skin improved dramatically over night, I no longer had red rashy-looking bumps on my upper cheek. Even my husband noticed and complimented how my skin looked in the morning after just one use !! So this is a winner. Although, I am thinking as I get closer to summer I will go back to The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA as I tend to get oily in the tzone and it is lighter than the DE moisturiser. Please tell me what you think of my routine. I am also looking at adding a chemical exfoliator, as I have deep black heads and visible pores across my cheeks and nose. And I get hormonal acne along my jawline. Suggestions on where to take my routine next are welcome. We have come out of winter and going into spring. The sun is out but the air outside is still quite nippy so havent started getting oily just yet.
PAULA'S CHOICE-Calm Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
review my morning routine!
Hi guys! Here’s my core skincare routine for most mornings. I’ll throw in extra products or swap some out according to my skin’s needs, but this is it about 90% of the time because consistency is key to seeing results. My current concerns are acne and post-acne red marks, as well as dryness from tret. 1. I cleanse with Dewy·er - Spirulina Face Wash . I got this because it’s touted as a miracle product for hormonal acne, and while I really like it, it’s not enough on its own to tackle my hormonal acne on my jawline. It lathers very well and doesn’t leave my face dry or tight, though. 2. Next I use PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator . I love this for gentle, everyday exfoliation and blackhead control. 3. LilyAna Naturals - Vitamin C Serum is my favorite vitamin C serum—it’s affordable, effective, and doesn’t smell like hot dog water! It also has vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. 4. I use Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel on the days I have a few pimples I need to get rid of fast. BUT note that if I use this, I don’t use the vitamin C because benzoyl peroxide oxidizes vitamin C and makes them both ineffective. 5. I moisturize withPAULA'S CHOICE - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer , the only moisturizer that’s been able to actually get rid of my flaky tret skin. I love this stuff! 6. Last, I protect with PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ , the only sunscreen I’ll ever purchase for the rest of my life. Seriously, the hype is real. What do you guys think? I’m happy to talk more about any of these products or my routine as a whole!
PURITO-Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+
skincare update: 26/07/2020
facewash - Neutrogena - Fresh Foaming Cleanser bha - COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid aha - The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution moisturiser - CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion / Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer something from the recent above routine seems to be giving me tiny spots... I think it’s the aha toner, so going to cut that out for now and see if it improves. I seemed to have problems with the aha toner last time I used it, too. I also have on my shelf... The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - I believe this broke me out, but may have been the zinc in it. other products with niacinamide in it are great for my skin. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - this seems to work well for me, giving a lot of hydration! The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil - I haven’t used this many times, but I don’t think it’s given me problems. I am waiting for... CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin- I have read many good reviews about this & seems to have beneficial ingredients. fragrance free. hoping it’s less drying than current facewash. I am yet to try... LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50- but I definitely will when my routine settles down, seeing as I’m using a bha/aha and sunscreen is a must! I want to buy... COSRX - AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid- seeing as the bha seems to be okay for my skin & less drying than stridex pads, I want to give this a go! I don’t want to use too many new products at once, though, so I might wait a while. BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Originalor DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil - I need a cleansing balm/oil for double cleansing the day off, and I have seen this one positively reviewed a lot. PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+- need a sunscreen as others keep breaking me out every time! this one seems to be a hg for many! THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum- not this particular one, but would like to include retinol some time in the future to boost collagen etc.
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
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