I didn’t know I’d be this obsessed 😍
I am utterly HEART EYES over this exfoliating serum! I have sensitive skin and am often hesitant on trying exfoliants. This was my first introduction to a chemical exfoliant and to say I’m obsessed is a down play. I started off using this product once a week and now I have a schedule of using it every weds+fri. There’s a slight tingle upon application and it lasts about 30secs at max. After application I go ahead and apply my Versed moisturizer. In the morning I feel plump, dewy, and fresh! VERSED - SKIN SOAK Rich Moisture Cream
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Jun. 23, 2020
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Is Farmacy Really Farm Fresh?? 🌾
Me: dry-combo, currently acne prone, sensitive or very sensitive For my first dive into Farmacy products, I purchased the FARMACY - Farmer's Market Kit so that I could try a variety of their bestsellers. Overall, a good tester kit for your money with adequately sized samples! (Much bigger than the Glow Recipe sample sizes.) From favorite to least favorite: FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm This was my first ever cleansing balm and I fell in love 😍 Your skin feels so smooth and moisturized afterwards. As a dry skin person I often used this as a single cleanse and didn’t notice any breakouts. I knocked off a star because it contains fragrance.... but actually I LOVE the smell... I just worry about my sensitive skin. The next balm I’m trying out is the GOOD MOLECULES - Instant Cleansing Balm FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya This was a nice lightweight moisturizer. I didn’t like the smell quite as much as the balm but it was fine. It did leave a bit of a shiny sticky residue for me but that went away when i added oil on top. Overall, not enough moisture for my skin right now, but I could see myself loving it in the summer! The next lightweight moisturizer I am trying is the CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion FARMACY - Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask I wanted to love this one, and about half the time I loved it, but about half the time I HATED it. When it was good, it made my skin feel so smooth, hydrated, and brightened. When it was bad, it BURNED my skin, horribly at times. I guess it depends on how my skin barrier is doing? Probably not a repurchase since it was so unpredictable on my sensitive skin. I love honey and would love to hear thoughts on other honey masks to try! FARMACY - Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum with Acerola Cherry My least favorite of the group, this one was just too sticky for me. I also didnt like the smell... it was almost sour smelling? Idk, just not for me. I’m now trying the Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serumfor my next vitamin C product. I also now purchased FARMACY - Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry and it is too soon for a full review but right now I am liking it a lot! It is not sticky, and does not have the funny smell of the serum. What do you guys think?? What Farmacy products should I try next? I’m eyeing the FARMACY - Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizeror the FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizerand the FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serumand maybe the FARMACY - Whipped Greens: Oil-Free Foaming Cleanser With Moringa and Papaya!! Let me know what you think!
Honey Honey 🍯
Want to wake up glowing and ready to show off your fresh face? Then look no further than FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum This product is a resurfacing night serum with glycolic acid , AHA’s, and BHA’s. This 3 in 1 product provides the following benefits: ￼“Refines pores. BHA from willow bark, a natural source of salicylic acid, helps visibly diminish pore size. ￼Gently exfoliates. Flower acids from hibiscus extract help exfoliate and clarify skin. ￼Perfect for all skin types. Hyaluronic acid, along with our proprietary honey blend, deliver intense yet gentle hydration to ensure skin is never dry or over-stripped. I use this no more than every other night. I have a plethora of serums, so I like to rotate them. And I don’t like to use an exfoliant everyday, even if it is a gentle one like this. Make sure to be generous with your moisturizer following this, and maybe opt for one that’s more hydrating. I love my GLOW RECIPE - Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream however, I am pressed on Farmacy’s honey line, so I think I will be purchasing FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizerfor night time use. This picture is no makeup, no filter, just a natural radiance thanks to this HG serum. ✨🍯 🤩🌙
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Versed Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream
VERSED - SKIN SOAK Rich Moisture Cream This moisturizer has vitamin e, algae extract, and squalane (it hydrates and replenishes the skin). Versed recommends that oily skin types only use this as a PM moisturizer, but drier skin types can use this for AM and PM. 👉🏻I like this moisturizer, but nothing beats HONEST - Hydrogel Cream . The Versed moisturizer is a very rich cream when you apply it to the skin, and soaks into the skin very quickly. I have dry skin, so I prefer moisturizers that leave a little residue on the skin to help retain the moisture. This moisturizer would work better as a AM moisturizer for me. If I use it as a PM moisturizer, I have to add a little face oil on top to help seal in the moisture. 💵This face cream is $17.99 at Target. It’s a decent price for the amount of product in the jar. This product would last a long time, Versed recommends using a pea sized amount and trust me, a little of this product goes a long way! ♻️Another thing I love about Versed; this container is recyclable (most of their product’s containers are). You just have to clean out the container and put it in your curbside recycling!
Versed vs My Skin
I’m a big fan of skincare that can be found at Target- some people think it’s cheap, but I think it’s full of hidden gems. Not every product from every brand is gonna be a hit, but whenever I find a good product it’s like I struck gold and it quickly becomes a staple in my skincare routine. With the release of Versed skincare, I was more than excited to see how their products stacked up compared to some of my favorites. Winter has been especially hard on my skin this year, and I was in dire need of a more hydrating daily moisturizer, so I assumed Versed Rich Moisture Cream would do the trick. It’s less than 20 dollars for 1.5 oz of product, and it’s marketed for dry and aging skin. Looking at the ingredients, nothing stood out as clearly drugstore brand and it looked liked it’d be the perfect addition for my skin!! Upon first application, I totally fell in love. I’m not the biggest fan of open containers for products, but I also think an open jar means you won’t waste even a bit of product. It felt lightweight but still impactful, leaving my skin immediately moisturized and nourished, with a hint of a glow left on my face as well. For the first time in weeks, my skin stayed completely hydrated throughout the day. It’s creamy and non-greasy, but not so thick that you feel like you’re really rubbing into your skin as you apply it. Another thing that I absolutely love - absolutely NO fragrance. Just a moisturizer doing it’s job- moisturizing! Now that I’ve been using it for a few weeks, however, I’ve noticed some issues in my skin. This moisturizer’s second ingredient is hydrogenated polyisobutene, which is an emollient. Emollients are GREAT for dry skin because they form a protective layer over your skin to lock in moisture. They’re not that great, though, when you’re prone to acne. They don’t clog pores, but that protective layer also traps bacteria for the day as well. Since using this moisturizer, my cystic acne is making a come back. My skin hasn’t been like this for me since I first realized that emollients react badly with my skin! I thought it was just dimethicone since that’s what was in my old moisturizer, and because it’s used in a lot of cheaper moisturizers, but now I know to look out for all emollients in my skincare!! I’m going to finish this product because it definitely works wonders for my dry skin, and I hate the idea of wasting money or product. I’m definitely not going to buy it again, though, because it’s making me break out, and I had just gotten so confident and used to only getting pimples around my period. This 24/7 acne again is just NOT for me! Everyone’s different, so if you’re not prone to acne or your skin reacts better to emollients, this moisturizer is a STEAL for the price and effectiveness!!
When it comes to repairing my damaged skin barrier; dehydrated, flaky, tightness - these are all the signs I've been feeling due to having allergic reactions or when testing new products gone wrong so it's important to have some sort of backup when my skin gets crazy. I've incorporated that krave Great Barrier Relief！ Skin Barrier Repairing Serum into my daily skincare routines although not on daily basis; whenever I feel my skin actually need reinforcement. The only feat that I don't like about this serum is its scent and after topping it with so many other moisturisers, facial mists even sleeping masks, I find that Dr.Jart Calming Gel Cream is the best one to pair with the serum. Why? Simply because I love how my skin feel not only well-hydrated but also smooth and not greasy at all. Now that I'm about to finish that deluxe sample I've redeemed from Sephora I think I'm gonna grab the full-sized tube very soon.
Dr. Jart+-Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Gel Cream
MY FAVORITE SUNSCREEN: KRAVE’S THE BEET SHIELD
SPF is probably the most essential part of any skincare routine. UVA and UVB rays are very damaging to the skin and cause discoloration, signs of aging, basically everything we are trying to avoid with our skincare routines. I always apply SPF 15 minutes before I go outside, and reapply every couple hours to make sure I’m protected. I used to hate applying sunscreen, because of the strong scent, greasy wear, and white cast. Then, I discovered Krave’s The Beet Shield. This has become my absolute favorite sunscreen I have EVER used. It’s an antioxidant-rich lightweight cream that protects your skin from UV rays and free radicals. The Beet Shield sinks right into my skin, and never feels greasy or leaves a white cast. It also wears beautifully under makeup, and even over makeup to reapply throughout the day! No overpowering SPF scent here, either. It’s seriously perfect and everything I look for in a sunscreen. The formula contains beetroot extract, rich in antioxidants to prevent signs of aging, brighten, and moisturizer. It also has allantoin to soothe and calm sensitive or irritated skin. Finally, it has a power blend of antioxidants to protect the skin, like vitamin C, resveratrol, and EGCG. I recommend this product to anybody; it’s my number 1 favorite sunscreen and I will forever repurchase it. My only negative for this product is the bottle size. At 1.69 fluid ounces, this is a pretty small bottle, which is why I only apply this to my face and use another sunscreen for my body. It’s reasonable at $20 though! I stock up on this stuff. I’d love to buy this in a huge bottle to be able to use all over. 😍 Krave - The Beet Shield
Krave-The Beet Shield
So excited for this texture 😍! I'm so excited to try the Midnight Blue Calming Cream! It's been on my wish list for years! I'm also happy to get a chance to try the Youth Activating Drop - I didn't feel like it made a huge difference in my skin when I used it about a year ago but I'll definitely give it another shot. And I haven't had a chance to try the sheet masks so that should be fun! These products all feature guaiazulene, which is an extract derived from chamomile. It's highly calming and soothing to irritated skin and also acts as an antioxidant. I'm kind of loving these single brand beauty boxes! I feel like I'm able to test them better without feeling overwhelmed, and then I get to discover a new brand or really get to form some opinions about a brand.
dear, klairs-Midnight Blue Calming Cream
Wrecked barrier? Ceramides to the rescue!
I think we’ve all been there.... your skin feels dry and tight. It has so much redness and irritation that every product stings your skin. Welcome to an unhappy moisture barrier. But, CERAMIDES TO THE RESCUE! Which product would be best for introducing this miracle ingredient into your skin? The thick and creamy Drunk elephant Lala retro or Krave Beauty’s great barrier relief serum? Keep reading to find out. DE Lala retro claims to be: a rescue cream infused with six rare African oils and a ceramide complex for intense moisture and replenishing barrier support. Krave Beauty GBR: claims to be a skin soothing serum that restores your damaged skin barrier while evening out your complexion. As a gal with super dry and dehydrated, sensitive skin, it is SUPER easy for me to push my skin to the limit and wreck my barrier. I honestly love to keep both of these in my stash, but have been reaching for GBR by Krave much more often. When your skin just cannot retain moisture and is so irritated, I love to opt for the soothing serum. It’s very thin texture soaks right into my skin instead of staying as a greasy film on top of the skin. It also contains olive oil, which is an occlusive, to really lock in the moisture. I will opt for Lala retro, which is a beautiful thick moisturizer, as upkeep and/or when my moisture barrier is finally on the uprise. I believe that both of these have amazing ingredients that will not irritate your skin further. I think that Lala retro may be a bit heavy for oily skin types, but for the most part both of these should work great for all skin types. I highly recommend you keep these in your stash if you use actives, because they are easy to overdo! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream Krave - Great Barrier Relief
Krave-Great Barrier Relief
I’m back and will be trying to catch up with posts today! So first things first.. I don’t think this product needs an introduction because I’m sure you all have seen and read about it. But here’s a quick little blurb — youthtothepeople Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist is basically a serum in a mist form and it is truly amazeballs 😍 it hydrates the skin and calms any redness or sensitivity you may be experiencing. I immediately fell in love with it the first time I sprayed it. The mist is so so fine, you don’t even feel it touch your skin. But you know you’ve sprayed it because your face will feel wet but not drenched. Unlike other facial mists I’ve tried, this one absorbs so so quickly! My skin drinks it up like water 😛 I noticed that it helps my other products absorb better when I use it right after washing my face and before I apply anything else. I also noticed that it makes C-Firma less sticky and easier to apply which makes the experience just that much better 👌🏼🙌🏼👏🏼 I literally mist up to 10x a day because it’s THAT good 🤩 if you’ve been eyeing this baby for a while but unsure whether it’s worth it, I say RUN, DON’T WALK AND BUY IT RIGHT NOW because it is absolutely worth every penny!!! 💯it’s an all-round product that can be used as a hydrating/soothing serum for those with dry and sensitive skin, a moisturizer for those with combo/oily skin, a primer (it literally makes you look so flawless when used prior to applying make up) and a setting spray to set your skincare/make up. Overall, I’m super crazy about this mist and I think everyone should have it 🤤
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
I just can’t believe that this Pyunkang Yul set is here with me now! I am actually looking forward to try more products from this brand after using and finishing their Essence Toner. The Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner has helped me throughout my bad episode last year when I had dry, sensitive, and flaky skin. I am so amazed by how gentle and hydrating it was for my skin. The texture is medium light and hydrating. It soothes my redness and calm my skin. I just try out the Moisture Serum, as you can see in the picture, the texture is milky white and quite thick but it doesn’t feel heavy at all on my skin. It doesn’t has any scent. The Moisture Cream is thick and very hydrating. It takes a little bit time to absorb, but then my skin feel so smooth and soft. Have you guys tried any of the Pyunkang Yul products? 💙Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner: moisture essence toner which is full of nourishment and rich hydrated. 💙Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum: the moisture serum fully moisturize your skin and helps you nourish softer, smoother and silkier skin texture. 💙Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream: a gentle yet effective cream that supplies an abundance of moisture to even the most sensitive and young skin.
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