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francinevega
Retinol, vitamin C, chemical exfoliants. All amazing products that deliver great results! So you might be asking “what if I mix this with that and get the smooth, radiant skin I long for?” But let me tell ya, mixing these potent ingredients is a recipe for disaster! They play great with others (i.e. vitamin C and vitamin E or retinol and hyaluronic acid), but shouldn’t be used together for a couple of reasons. Vitamin C products have a very specific pH which allows them to work best, using a vitamin C based product with acidic ingredients like glycolic acid can alter its pH which can reduce the effectiveness of your products. Now mixing retinol and vitamin C or glycolic acid is just a big NO for me. These combo can lead to irritation, sensitivity, dryness and even flakiness. These three are amazing on their own or with complimentary products like I mentioned before ✨
Jun. 29, 2020
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night night routine
My night time skin care roitine is a ritual. It's my "It's time to decompress, remove the day and transition to a relaxing evening" time. I start by using my micellar water and baby washcloth and remove me eye and facial make. Then, I wash my face with my Cetaphil face wash. After patting my face dry, I pat on some Revolution Bakuchiol Serum. Then I move on to the Revolution Hyaluronic Acid. After that, I get a drop of Revolution Targeted Under Eye Serum with Caffeine and Hyaluronic Acid and tap it under my eyes. Then I use Revolution Collagen Skin Firming Solution on my face. After that it's Revolution Niacinamide Blemish Refining and Moisturizing Serum. Then, I moisturize some more with CeraVe PM Ultra Moisturizing Lotion and finish off with a sample of Sunday Riley High Dose Rentinoid Serum. After that, I am finally ready to lay down for the evening and go to bed. Final thought, you probably don't need a complicated skin routine at night. and certainly, have a less complicated one on standby for those nights when you just can barely put one foot in front of the other. As my mom used to say....night, night, don't let the bed bugs bite. GARNIER - Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin I love, love, love this stuff! it's gentle on my skin. It takes off the toughest mascara without irritating my eyes. I use it as a pre cleanser before washing my face. Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser While I use this every night, I am only using it until I finish the bottle. I am not crazy about the scent and there is a slight sting on my cheeks when I first lather the product on my skin and I am not fond of that feeling. REVOLUTION - 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum REVOLUTION - Targeted Under Eye Serum 5% Caffeine REVOLUTION - 15% Niacinamide Serum REVOLUTION - Skin Firming Solution Stabilised Active Collagen Serum I've enjoyed all of the products I purchased from Revolution, they will all be empties. I am going to try The Ordinary next but the price comparison is about the same. DIFFERIN - Dark Spot Correcting Serum I haven't noticed a bit of difference since using this. how long do you have to you this before you notice your spots lightening?SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
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introvertmakeuplover
💙 Powerful but Gentle Retinol! 💙
Follow my skincare Instagram @skincare_by_reba for more content! 🥰 💙 Let’s talk 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐥 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐬! 💙⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭? This is SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum! SR’s site describes it as an “advanced-strength retinoid serum that delivers a 6.5% solution of stabilized retinoid blends and botanical, retinol-alternative extracts into the skin.” See my IG post for the breakdown of the retinoid blend & other key ingredients! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: I know you’re all probably waiting for me to say I don’t love a SR product, but I’m sorry...𝘐 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰 🥰 after using a Pixi retinol serum for a couple months and then switching to Luna (see my review in an earlier post!), I finally added this higher percentage of retinol to my routine in September. I think it was a HUGE contributor to the amazing results I saw in just over 2 weeks after switching to an almost entirely SR routine (scroll way back in my feed to see my before/after for that!). Every morning after I use this I wake up to super soft, even-toned skin. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you’re new to a higher dose retinoid, try layering a hydrating oil first for a more gentle experience with A+. Start with two nights on, two nights off and build from there. Once your skin has adjusted, you can use A+ nightly (if desired), and I like to layer Luna on top for a bonus dose of retinol goodness! This serum, like all SR products, plays very well with others in the line. I layer A+, Luna, and Good Genes on many nights and have never had an issue! Of course, I have very tolerant skin so make sure you do what works best for 𝘺𝘰𝘶!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞: The price is steep with this one, as it is with a lot of high-quality products. It’s $85/1oz or $122/1.7oz. I just finished up my 1oz bottle that I bought in mid-September, so it lasted me about 3.5 months with usage of 4-5 nights/week. I’ve cut back on that recently as I’m trying to rotate more products into my evening routine (like Vitamin C), and I used a solid 1.5-2 pumps with every use. If you just use 1 pump and less frequently, it’ll last you way longer! I just received my 1.7oz (just in time!) which I bought in the Power of Three kit — great savings that way on 3 serums I use all the time! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩-𝘥𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘭?
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reeeebekah
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Cherie made me buy it! (part ii)
I am so easily convinced by so many things that I’m probably the last person who should buy products off of reviews... HOWEVER, THAT WONT STOP ME FROM SPENDING 😜🙌🏼✨ Here’s 2 products that thanks to Cherie have now earned two spots on my shelf 👇🏼 🍑 My skin type: Combination ohii - Before + After Vitamin C Mask this mask is claimed to be a “5 minute facial,” perfect for starting your day. Right off the bat, the consistency of the product was a little more lightweight than I had expected and the fresh scent had me reaching for it every morning. It brought such a nice glow to my skin that I wish I could’ve bought more than one! It’s currently $24 at Urban Outfitters and to me, thats pretty pricey, but I’d splurge again just to be able to experience the refreshing feel my skin felt for the first time. KORRES - Pomegranate Pore Blurring Gel Moisturizer this somewhat “thick” moisturizer smelled so good and blended like butter into my skin. It definitely helped with dryness I get in the colder evenings when my room is pretty dry. It retains moisture well as my skin feels hydrated the next day. It includes pomegranate extract to reduce the appearance of pores and BHAs, meant to exfoliate dead skin cells! This pot is currently $36 at Sephora. Quite a splurge, I agree, but the results of this have left my skin softer and plumper than before!
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nikkisplayroom
Why vitamin C is my main bish 🍊
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals, it helps regenerate skin cells and it’s a staple in every skincare routine. I was actually introduced to this magic ingredient by my husband! Who got into skincare before I did lol, after I started doing my own research I realized I needed all the vitamin C products. It’s safe for most skin types and plays well with other actives like AHA’s. My favorite vitamin C products include: The VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum that I’ve talked about before, I love it because not only is it effective but it’s also easily accessible as it is sold in Target! The bliss - Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Moisturizer another lovely product that is easily accessible and affordable for what it is. This beautiful moisturizer feels super creamy but absorbs well and has a faint citric scent. It plumps my skin so nicely when I use it in conjunction with my hyaluronic acid essence. The SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil I love this oil. I just love facial oils so much. This one is a favorite but kinda pricey, but that’s the only downside imo. The ohii - Before + After Vitamin C Mask is AMAZING. It works so quick and brightens my skin almost immediately. It has a honey-like texture and warms up once it’s on, it’s my uncomfortable at all it just feels lovely. Highly recommend. I can’t recommend vitamin C enough, it helps fade any hyperpigmentation I might be experiencing, it’s brightening, it evens out my skin tone. It’s just amazing and you need to get on it!
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francinevega
SkinStore X Sunday Riley 🎀
🎀SkinStore x Sunday Riley Limited Edition Bag (Worth $230)!!! 🎀Price: $99.00 🎀”What's In The Bag: 💕Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment - Travel Size - Worth $43 SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment This multi-tasking lactic acid treatment rapidly exfoliates and boosts the skin's naturally youthful radiance, while visibly reducing the look of lines, wrinkles and dark spots. 💕Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream - Travel Size - Worth $20 SUNDAY RILEY - Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream Replenish the skin with lasting hydration and strengthen your natural moisture barrier against environmental stressors responsible for premature aging with this ceramide-enriched moisturizer. 💕Auto Correct Eye Cream - Full Size - Worth $65 SUNDAY RILEY - Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream This best-selling eye cream instantly delivers a lifted and depuffed look to the eye area while rapidly reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. 💕C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum - Travel Size - Worth $48 SUNDAY RILEY - CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum This serum is targeted to quickly fight the look of dullness, dark spots, and discolorations at the source, while diminishing the signs of premature aging. 💕Luna Sleeping Night Oil - Full Size - Worth $55 SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Sleeping Night Oil Luna is the next-generation retinol oil that boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while targeting wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin. 💕Sunday Riley Headband - Bonus Item - Worth $4 Keep your hair in place when applying skincare and makeup for a seamless beauty routine with this exclusive SUNDAY RILEY headband.” 🎀I’ve been using (and obsessed with) Sunday Riley products for the past few months, so when I saw this limited edition set I had to get it! In addition to getting a great deal on products I already love, I also got the cute headband and pink bag! 💕Detailed reviews on each individual Sunday Riley product to come later💕
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mollys_beauty_reviews
Reflecting on 2020
2020 is coming to a close. I think we are all very hopeful for a better 2021. 2020 has been challenging year. But, as hard as it has been for me having a newborn & a toddler at home during two lockdowns now (Ontario is officially locked down today again), it has also given me LOTS of time with my kids, a HUGE appreciation for stay at home moms, and appreciating all the things I took for granted like seeing friends & family at Christmas. Here’s my @cherie2020 Top 5 1. Product My favourite has been SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment I received it in a sample bag from Sephora and was blown away by the results. It’s a 7 % lactic acid treatment in a milky serum consistency. It also contains licorice root extract. You really can notice it smooth & brighten your skin in 3 minutes! I haven’t bought the full size yet. It retails for $112 CAD for 1oz. But when my sample runs out I think this one is worth the money! (The sample is .25oz and I’ve been using it once a week for about 6 weeks and I might have one use left) 2. Trend Does Vitamin C count as a trend? I only started my skincare journey 6 months ago. I didn’t really know anything about skincare ingredients. Now I’ve bought two Vitamin C serums, an eye cream, and face wash! Vitamin C is powerful antioxidant that helps give you brighter, tighter, and overall more radiant looking skin. I definitely have noticed a difference since starting use to Vitamin C serums! VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum(haven’t started using) OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Juice Daily Cleanser 3. Best Look My best book would have to be my everyday 5 minute natural make-up look (see earlier post). Before I started my skincare journey in the summer, I was maybe washing my face in the shower and putting on lotion. Definitely no make-up. I looked tired and dull. Now I take care of my skin, so even without make-up I look brighter and I also take 5 minutes to put on a little make-up, even if it is just to walk the kids to the park and it makes me feel a lot better about my appearance. CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 25 SEPHORA COLLECTION - Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer Milk MAKEUP - Lip + Cheek CLINIQUE - High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara CLINIQUE - Just Browsing Brush-on Styling Mousse 4. Favourite Creator on Cherie I might be biased because I won a great giveaway from her, but I really love following @JadesJourney I really enjoy her intersection between skincare and wellness. Check her out! 5. Something I learned The biggest thing I learned this year is not only can I find the time everyday to take care of my skin but that I look forward to it! Happy New Year!
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PamelaSargent
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How I Built an Entire Routine for Under $150
For a long time I was intimated by skincare because it seemed very expensive and overwhelming. How do I know what to buy 🤷🏻‍♀️ When I started noticing wrinkles that was enough of a push for me to invest in skincare. Here’s some great lessons I’ve learned to build your skincare routine affordably: 1. Research to figure out what you need- here’s where my love of @cheriestarted! I read lots of reviews, advice, so I knew what type of products I should buy and what ingredients I should focus on. 2. Keep it Simple It’s easy to want to buy new products, adding new steps or ingredients to your routine, or try out the hype after reading reviews! Focus on your concerns and add slowly to give your skin time to adjust and see what’s working. It’s better to have a few great products that you love than many products you don’t use. I started with: Cleanse AM antioxidant serum, PM anti-aging serum Moisturizer Sunscreen Toners, eye cream, facial oil, and masks can be extras if you are looking to save money 3. Spend your money on the middle - if you can only splurge on one product make it the serum! This has the most benefit. Drugstore cleansers, moisturizers, and spf are great! 4. Try some great affordable brands such as The Ordinary, The Inkey List, Versed, or CeraVe 5. Buy trial size first, Value Sets or better free rewards before investing in a new product 6. Once you’ve found your Holy Grails keep your eyes open for sales to stock up, join the brands mailing list or reward program, buy value size Here’s my current skincare line-up and how much it cost me: CLINIQUE - Jumbo Liquid Facial Soap Mild Use AM & PM Bought on sale for $27 for 13.5oz CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Use PM Free from Clinique rewards pixi - Glow Tonic pixi - Milky Tonic Rotate PM Bought multi-pack on sale for $22 OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème Use AM and / or PM Bought on sale $25 The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Use AM $6.80 VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum Use AM $26.99 OLAY - Wrinkle Correction Serum with Vitamin B3+ Collagen Peptides Use PM Bought on sale for $32 BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum Use PM 1-2 times per week Free from Sephora Rewards Bazaar CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator Use AM & PM Free gift with purchase from Clinique CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Instant Brightening Moisturizer Use PM when not using lactic acid Free offer with purchase from Sephora The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Use PM $9.90 (Not pictured) currently using my kids Banana Boat Kids Simply Protect SPF 50 as my sunscreen
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PamelaSargent
Ingredients to Build your Routine Around
I am 35 years old with two kids. I have dry / normal skin. My top concerns are fine lines & wrinkles, preventing aging, dullness, and dark circles. When I started my skincare routine, all I knew was that I started to notice fine lines & wrinkles and wanted to buy new products for “anti-aging”. After a lot of research, here are my Top 5 Ingredients with proven benefits for 30s Skin: 1. Retinol Retinol is a powerhouse for wrinkles. It is a synthetic derivative of Vitamin A. It alters the behaviour of aged skin cells. It smooths skin texture, enhances radiance and treats aging. Retinol can be irritating to skin, so build up your tolerance gradually starting with a lower percentage and only 1-2 days per week. DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream Murad - Ready, Radiant, Retinol SKINCEUTICALS - Retinol 0.3 SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Sleeping Night Oil If you need an alternative to retinol because you have sensitive skin or you are pregnant or breastfeeding, bakuchiol is a good plant-based all natural alternative to retinol or rosehip oil is high in Vitamin A. HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil 2. Vitamin C A potent antioxidant that helps reduce skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation, and promotes healthier collagen production. It neutralizes free radical damage and great for AM routine. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Time to Wake Up Duo SUNDAY RILEY - CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum 3. Exfoliate / AHAs Exfoliation is about boosting cell turnover. You should do it twice a week. Use different acids like lactic acid and glycolic acid. Build up a tolerance. You can use toners, serums, or creams. Kate Somerville - Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum 4. Peptides Peptides preserve and boost collagen production. Peptides are short chain amino acids that act as building blocks for proteins such as collagen. It improves the appearance of firmness and wrinkles. Extensive research supports that peptides improve skin function and appearance. The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' OLAY - Wrinkle Correction Serum with Vitamin B3+ Collagen Peptides PAULA'S CHOICE - Peptide Booster 5. Hydration In your 30s your skin tends to get dehydrated. Hydration will plump up skin. Add a hydrating toner, facial spray, hyaluronic acid serum. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 **BONUS** SPF Never forget you sunscreen ☀️
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PamelaSargent
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Shelfie 💕💕
I am a huge skincare lover and love to try out ingredients and brands. Check out my collection and my favourite brands and products. Favourite brands: Versed: this is a brand that I have tried many products and they have worked well for me. This is a drug store brand that is mid range. It is cruelty free and eco conscience, going so far as to state the percentage of usage of recycled material and having recycling instructions on their website. My holy grails are VERSED - PHOTOS, PLEASE BRIGHTENING TIGHTENING MASK and VERSED - Doctor's Visit The ordinary: this is a great brand as it is super affordable and it’s cruelty free. The way I like to benefit from this brand is to try out ingredients to see what works for my skin, their serums are my favourite. My holy grail is The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% The Inkey lists: this brand is similar to the ordinary but I think some of their formulas are better. They focus on ingredients that allow me to find the best ingredients for my skin, they are also cruelty free. My holy grail isTHE inkey LIST - Q10 Antioxidant Serum Cosrx:this brand was my introduction to K-beauty and they are very accessible through Amazon ( also cruelty free). They focus on the primary ingredient that is either natural or chemical. My holy grails are COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and #Cosrx - Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule[products]#[FiveStars] Brands with 1-2 favourite products: First aid beauty: this brand focuses on healing the skin with the incorporation of oats which are amazing. My holy grail isFIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration Glossier: this is a brand started by a beauty editor and are all very aesthetically pleasing and gentle on the skin (cruelty free). My holy grail is Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser Paula’s Choice: this is a great brand that is science driven (cruelty free). My holy grail isPAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 Pyunkang Yul: this is a K-beauty brand that started in a medical clinic and focus on short ingredient lists. My holy grail isPyunkang Yul - Essence Toner Pixi: this is an English brand that has lots of products and lines to target different issues (cruelty free). My holy grail is pixi - Hydrating Milky Mist The body shop: the body shop is a very established brand that has tons of products (cruelty free), I love their masks in particular. My holy grail isTHE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Face Mask Niod: this brand has the same parent company as the ordinary but it is the more expensive and technologically advanced. I love that they are pushing the bounds of skincare (cruelty free). My holy grail is NIOD - Modulating Glucosides
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adventuresintoskincare
Overnight exfoliating cream❤️
Versed is one of my favourite brands and I have tried many of their products. I really enjoy that the products not only looks super cute on my vanity but the company’s values line up with my own. I love that they are cruelty free and they try and use recyclable material for their packaging. Ever since I have incorporated chemical exfoliants my skin has really improved. I have tried all sorts of exfoliant options and I like most so I usually choose which depending on my mood. I really like this overnight peel when I want to have a simple routine. The reason for this is it tells you not not add other products such as actives. When I use this I just wash my face, apply this cream and moisture. If you don’t have dry skin it advises that you don’t have to add a moisturizer as it is moisturizing enough alone. Texture: This product comes out as a cream that is soothing and easily massaged into the skin. Price: This product comes in two sizes so you can try it out before fully investing which I love. The small is 0.5 oz and costs $13 cad and the full is 1oz and costs $26 cad. Effectiveness: When I use this I always wake up to fresh glowing skin. My skin never feels dried out or peels which are common side effects I get with many exfoliants. VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel
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adventuresintoskincare
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🥰 Gentle exfoliant that gave me baby soft skin❤
🥰 Gentle exfoliant that gave me baby soft skin❤
Hey everyone!! ❤️ The VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel is the first Versed product I’ve ever bought and WOW! I walked by the Versed display in Target and the cute packaging caught my eye. (I know I’m a sucker for packaging). I grabbed this product first, read the box, and looked at the ingredients and was already impressed. Now a month later, I’m OBSESSED with this product. I use it about twice a week at night and the next morning my skin always feels ~so soft~! For an exfoliating peel, it has been so gentle on my skin. I also love the lightweight cream consistency! I have skin that can handle much stronger AHAs, but I think this lactic acid glycolic acid peel would work great for more sensitive skin too. I picked up VERSED - ON THE RISE FIRMING SERUM the other day while I was at Target because ever since I fell in love with this overnight peel I’ve been dying to try more Versed products. I’ve only used this serum a couple times but will post an update once I’ve been using it for longer. Do y’all know of any other great Versed products for me to try?
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RyannShealy
ON THE RISE FIRMING SERUM
VERSED-ON THE RISE FIRMING SERUM
Can my skin become “immune” to my fav products?
Can my skin become “immune” to my fav products?
It can, but this is not very common. What is common is for skin to get accustomed and with time accommodate to some potentially irritating ingredients such as glycolic acid, lactic acid and retinol. That’s why is recommended to take it nice and slow when introducing more potent exfoliants to your routines. I have no idea how or where this myth originated but it always seemed very odd to me to think that my products would just stop working like that. So even if you’re not very visibly noticing a change in your skin after using certain product for a while it doesn’t mean the product stopped working or that your skin has become “immune” to it! When should you switch up your products? You might be wondering, well I’m no skincare expert, but I like to change my routines as the seasons change! So I’ll switch the heavier creams and balms from drier winter months to lightweight essences and serums for summer!
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francinevega
Glass Skin Refining Serum
PEACH & LILY-Glass Skin Refining Serum
﹛My Favorite Skincare Actives﹜
﹛My Favorite Skincare Actives﹜
Just a photo showcasing some of my absolute favorite actives in my skincare routine! Love me some chemical exfoliants, aka AHAs & BHAs all around!!! Here's a list of the products pictured, clockwise starting from far left: ✧ The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA ✧ YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner ✧ The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ✧ VERSED - JUST BREATHE Clarifying Serum ✧ VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel What are your favorite chemical exfoliant products in your skincare routine??? 😊
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imissmymarcjacobs
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Why vitamin C is my main bish 🍊
Why vitamin C is my main bish 🍊
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals, it helps regenerate skin cells and it’s a staple in every skincare routine. I was actually introduced to this magic ingredient by my husband! Who got into skincare before I did lol, after I started doing my own research I realized I needed all the vitamin C products. It’s safe for most skin types and plays well with other actives like AHA’s. My favorite vitamin C products include: The VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum that I’ve talked about before, I love it because not only is it effective but it’s also easily accessible as it is sold in Target! The bliss - Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Moisturizer another lovely product that is easily accessible and affordable for what it is. This beautiful moisturizer feels super creamy but absorbs well and has a faint citric scent. It plumps my skin so nicely when I use it in conjunction with my hyaluronic acid essence. The SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil I love this oil. I just love facial oils so much. This one is a favorite but kinda pricey, but that’s the only downside imo. The ohii - Before + After Vitamin C Mask is AMAZING. It works so quick and brightens my skin almost immediately. It has a honey-like texture and warms up once it’s on, it’s my uncomfortable at all it just feels lovely. Highly recommend. I can’t recommend vitamin C enough, it helps fade any hyperpigmentation I might be experiencing, it’s brightening, it evens out my skin tone. It’s just amazing and you need to get on it!
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francinevega
Before + After Vitamin C Mask
ohii-Before + After Vitamin C Mask
Glass skin gold
Glass skin gold
This combo has honestly given me the most smooth, poreless skin in the last few months. I’ve been testing various vitamin c products, but if you add in whatever vitamin c works for you, you’ll be left with the glowiest, smoothest skin! GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum So the niacinamide serum is a really nice basic serum. It contains 10% niacinamide but does not contain zinc. The texture is a decently thick serum. I feel like when I apply it, it goes on smoothly. It does feel a little tacky at first but I usually give this a minute or 2 before proceeding to my next step. I feel like this serum has kept the pores that tend to get large on my nose from getting large. I have also noticed less frequent blackheads since I’ve been using it regularly. PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum So this technically has niacinamide in it but I didn’t find it was enough when I used only this, which is why I added in a separate serum. This serum has peach extract which is meant to keep skin firm. It a also has East Asian mountain yam extract that keeps skin supple. Honestly, I don’t know much about those ingredients other than what they’ve said so I will take their word because it does seem to work. It also has madecassoside and hyaluronic acid which we all know help keep the skin moisturized, plump, and free from redness and irritation. The pump on mine does leak a bit which I don’t love. After using this combo for a few months, I feel like my cheek bone area and forehead both look so smooth and super plump. My skin overall just looks hydrated and healthy. So I will continue this combo
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soskintriguing
Glass Skin Refining Serum
PEACH & LILY-Glass Skin Refining Serum
Brightening Essences For Different Skin Types
Brightening Essences For Different Skin Types
Combination skin people, can I get an ‘aye’? If you’ve got combination skin, you’ll know that selecting which products to use is not so straightforward. Here are three essences that I’ve used in the past (and in the present) that are great for different skin types. With FIKÄ Brightening Essence With FIKÄ was given to me by my boyfriend after his Korea trip. It was his first time seeing the brand and he thought this essence was pretty unique since it comes with a pump bottle. The texture is also more akin to a lotion or cream, unlike most regular essences. I actually like using this product because it really works on the brightening aspect. It’s also light enough that I actually use this in the morning. Plus, the price is very affordable, costing less than $10 for 50ml worth of product. NACIFIC - Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence Nacific’s Phyto Niacin Essence is my current PM routine essence. It contains Niacinamide, which, if you’ve already read some of my other reviews, is a favorite ingredient of mine. Niacinamide works so well on my skin that I still get amazed every day. The consistency of this product is a bit thicker than water, but it’s still pretty watery. I love how smooth it makes my skin. When combined with other niacinamide products, I think it really does a great job of lightening my dark spots and acne scars. MISSHA - Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist I’ve already finished two bottles of this product and it’s one of my favorite products ever. And I mean ever. It’s totally on my HG list. It’s hydrating but not heavy at all, so you can easily use this in the morning. At $50 per 150ml bottle, it’s a great dupe for a much more expensive essence, the SK-II Essence, which retails for around $100. The only downside to this essence? The glass packaging. It looks nice, yes, but it’s extremely fragile. I dropped my newly-bought third bottle from my dresser one morning and it shattered into a million pieces. It’s the first time that ever happened to me so yes, ya gurl kinda cried a bit. That’s also why I haven’t bought another one yet. Traumatizing, really. All these products are pretty good, especially if you just want to hydrate and brighten your skin. WithFIKÄ works great on dry skin, Nacific works well for dry and normal skin, while Missha works perfectly for those with normal and oily skin.
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Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence
NACIFIC-Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence
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