Good products to fade the hyperpigmentation
1.PROX by OLAY dermatological brightening spot fading essence OLAY - ProX Spot Fading Treatment For Even Tone
Niacinamide face creams
Dark spots moisturizers
Dark spots face creams
GeeBeeI love this Neutrogena Retinol cream!! I’m excited to try the Olay product for my hyperpigmentation. Thank you for the recommendation 😊
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Does Vitamin A+C actually work? My answer is...
1. cosmedica SKINCARE - Vitamin C Facial Day Cream Cosmedica Skincare Vitamin C Moisturizer (15%) is a powerful blend of anti-oxidant rich and restorative active ingredients to reveal a radiant complexion. Vitamin C, a well-known anti-oxidant, works to combat the damaging effects of sun exposure and UV rays. Along with other nourishing active ingredients - MSM, jojoba, B5 and Green Tea- that work synergistically for maximum protection and correction of aging skin. I bought it on Amazon, actually I very rarely buy any creams or lotions online due to my sensitive skin. I have had to return items in the past, even with great ratings and assurances, because they made my skin turn red or itchy. I was so pleasantly surprised with this moisturizer! I was sick and tired of my skin's flakiness with only using thin serums, so I gave this moisturizer a try. I love it! My skin feels velvety and the flakiness is gone. This is the best moisturizer I have ever bought online. I am truly thrilled that it visibly reduced the wrinkels on my forehead and especially the "eleven" in between my eyebrows! The texture of all the Cosmedica products is great. Unlike other serums (and I've tried quite a few...), these serums are not watery and thin but nice and thick so that it doesn't "run off" immediately. Other products have given me breakouts but I had no issues with Cosmedica. Overall the condition of my skin is notably improved Over the years I sometimes thought that an expensive "high quality" formula might meet my needs, but over and over again I was disappointed, so I gave up on the very pricey ones. Imagine my surprise when I tried this affordable one and got the results I've been looking for. I don't remember what made me take a chance on this one, but I'm very glad I did. Thanks for a great product! 2. Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Night Neutrogena is the #1 dermatologist-recommended skincare brand. Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream uses Retinol, the purest form of vitamin A, to combat signs of aging and improve the tone and texture of your skin. The first antioxidant to be widely used in nonprescription wrinkle creams, retinol works by penetrating deep into your skin to stimulate collagen and elastin, which smooth fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin's firmness. In their patent-pending formula, Neutrogena incorporates traditional retinol technology with a combination of Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and special moisturizers that stimulate skin's natural mechanisms to even out skin tone and build moisture levels. I absolutely love my Neutrogena Wrinkle Cream. It is silky to the touch and makes my face feel fabulous. I have been using Neutrogena products for many years and I love this product. It has diminished fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes and mouth area. I use this every night after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing my skin and it makes my skincare routine complete. The only thing I don't like about it is the packaging. It is hard to get the cream out when it is near the end of the tube. Other than that, great product!
After 4 months of trying Retinol...
The best practice would be staring a process of building up tolerance of your skin. First twice a week, and then every two days after 2 weeks before moving to daily basis. I do see that a lot of reviewers complain of getting irritation while using this. This happened to be too when I use it the first week. It caused flaking on my cheeks. I did some research after that and noticed this is a normal symptom while using a retinol product. For beginners especially those who are new to “retinol”, it is not recommended to use on a daily basis. CeraVe - Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum This Cerave serum was the first retinol product I tried years ago. Wasn’t a fan of it at that time. And stopped for years. This year I tried it again alone with this night cream and noticed the spark in it. I found that it not meant to be a stand alone moisturizer. It's to be layered with other products as part of a routine. Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Night As the product boasts 'retinol' the star ingredient is high on the list for this product.The ingredients are identical and it contains Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol. It's is basically the strongest stuff you can find in a drugstore. I like that it comes in a tube and not a tub. Nothing grosser than sticking your fingers in a tub, leaving behind germs no matter that you washed your hands. After 4 months of using Retinols, I have really noticed a difference since I have started using it. I can not use it every night due to the fact it dries me out. However, I do noticed that the sun spot is fading, the acne scars are fading, my skin feels soft, and looks fresh. As a combination, my skin is very dry in spring. These two products this definitely helps keep me moisturized overnight. The “anti-aging” side, I don't really have wrinkles (yet) but I will keep using this since it makes my skin glow!
Why Not Save Your Monry💰💰 Dupe Alert🚔 for Expensive Essence!
Since I have sensitive skin, I always spend a lot on essence for my daily skincare. I used to use Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating ConcentrateLANCÔME - Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum until I found L’OREAL Youth Code Ferment Pre-essence L'ORÉAL - Youth Code Serum Intense Daily Treatment After I used both products, I think L’OREAL could be the dupe alert of Lancome. Since both products are from the L'Oréal Group, the ingredients are from the same place. As for the effect, they have the same effects of brightening skin tone, moisturizing, and repairing. As for the quality, they are both very refreshing and Lancome is a little more sticky. As for the malleability, both of them are easy to absorb. However, L’OREAL is really cheap, which is US$45.00 for 30ml, compared to about US$100.00 for 1 ounce. So if you have skin need of brightening and repairing, I really recommend L’OREAL. But I have to say that Lancome is better to refine pores, moisturize, and moisturize. Another dupe I recommend is OLAY SPOT FADING TREATMENT OLAY - ProX Spot Fading Treatment For Even Tonewhich can be dupe alert for SKⅡ aura essence SK-II - GenOptics Aura Essence Serum. Because I have some acne marks, I usually use skin products for whitening and acne removal. They both have effects of brightening and whitening because they both have nicotinamide. However, the price of SKⅡis almost six times expensive of OLAY（OLAY- about 30 USD for 40ml, SKⅡaura essence- about 200USD for 50ml）. And since SKⅡ has the composition of the picture, it’s more gentle while whitening. As a college student, I think OLAY is a better choice if you have the plan to use it for a long time. There are two dupe products I found these days, if you have the same skin- sensitive and have a need for whitening, maybe you should have a try of these two dupe essence.
Perfect mix- beauty cocktail for combination
LA MER - The Treatment Lotion SIZE: 5 oz/ 150 mL $195.00 CAD Another star product of LA MER. This is also one of their best selling products. This is a fast-absorbing treatment targeting dry, normal and combination. My mom is a sensitive and she finds it very gentle on her face as well. The texture is much thicker than most in the market. However, it is Super moisturizing without the stickiness and not sticky at all. I use it after cleansing, and before applying Serum and moisturizer. I feel like this is an essential product! I always have it in stock and use it when my skin is in worst conditions. It’s really hydrated and helped calm my irritated skin, reduce redness and provide some hydration. I also noticed that when I added this. All my serums and moisturizers and creams seemed to work so much better. It really sets up the skin to receive the proceeding steps and absorb the product fully. This bottle is almost empty and I’ll keep purchasing this product. Definitely top of my list for years and highly recommended. SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence) SIZE: 2.5 oz/ 75 mL $129.00 CAD This SKII is a powerful treatment for normal, dry and combination to reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness. It’s a very lightweight liquid. The main ingredient Pitera is the patent of SKII that contains over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural acids to condition skin. As a combination, I really love this lotion. This is my third bottle. I use bare hand to put on face. It looks just like water but it’s magic water with all the ingredients that helps make your face hydrated, smooth, texture color of the skin more even. After 2 years of using it, my skin appears more radiant and is noticeably softer to the touch. It's like getting a mini facial at home, and a little goes a long way. If you donot mind the high price too much then it is worth it. It works, overnight skin becomes smooth and radiance, and after a few days it looks tighten. Pretty sure using this resulted in my cystic acne disappearing. I have to say, these two Worth Every Penny!
SK-II-Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence)
Mixing Vitamin C + Retinol – Yes or No?
One of the most effective combinations of skincare ingredients I can vouch for is Vitamin C + Retinol. Vitamin C is such a power antioxidant in our lives, in both the food we consume or in our skin care. My combination skin, with dry cheeks and a shiny T-zone benefits so much from Vitamin C, especially on days when my skin looks lackslustre and dull. Vitamin C definitely helps to boost my skin radiance and evens out my skin tone. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, one of the most useful remedies for signs of aging skin. It is also the top ingredient prescribed by dermatologists to improve the appearance of collagen-depleted skin, boost skin renewal and reduce the signs of aging. As there are contrasting pH levels of retinol and vitamin C, it is believed that both ingredients should not be applied together. However, studies have shown the retinol-vitamin C combination to be effective in reversing both natural aging. My trick is to use them at separately in my day and evening routines. Vitamin C is known to increase the effectiveness of retinol by stabilizing the ingredient. When applied correctly, both can form a barrier that shields the skin from the harmful environmental factors that cause skin damage, such as sun rays and pollution. An easy way for me to incorporate both ingredients in my skincare routine is CLINIQUE - Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters With Pure Vitamin C 10% + A (Retinol). The booster serums come in a set of Pure Vitamin C 10% for day use and Vitamin A (Retinol) for night use. The potent day-and-night serum system definitely helped to brighten and tighten my overall skin tone in a short time. The silky texture of both powerful serums makes it light enough for layering with my day or evening moisturizer, without causing bad breakouts. I highly recommend this product for fellow beauty lovers who are seeking a quick beauty boost on days when your skin needs a strong and powerful recharge. After use, the pores on my skin appear smaller and my skin texture definitely felt improved.
CLINIQUE-Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters With Pure Vitamin C 10% + A (Retinol)
You know those tried and true skincare products that always deliver and never, ever let you down? The ones you’d need if you were stranded on a desert island? If I had to fill a bag with only one product from each skincare category for said desert island, chances are, there would be a lot of caudalie in that bag. ▪️ Why? Because their products just work! I seriously can’t rave about Caudalie enough. For example, the combination of their Vinoperfect Radiance Serum & Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is pure magic! Over time, my skin looks smoother and brighter, my dark spots have faded and my face feels so soft. The cult-favorite Beauty Elixir and Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence are both top picks as well. ▪️I’ve been using a sample of their Cru Eye Cream from the favorites set, which I picked up for my vacay next week. It’s too soon to say for sure, but I’m tempted to tell you that my search for the perfect eye cream may finally be over. The set also included the Instant Detox Mask, another product I hadn’t tried. I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts during my trip, but Caudalie has an unblemished track record of delivering on their claims. I doubt they’ll let me down.
CAUDALIE-Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution
Mad Hippie Vit A + Triple C Night cream - NR
MY CURRENT NIGHT ROUTINE So for those who have seen previous post of mine you probably know my obsession with Mad Hippie - Vitamin A Serum It’s been a huge help with my hyperpigmentation and it keeps my face feeling soft, plumped, hydrated and healthy Recently purchasing Mad Hippies Night cream, I thought I’d share some details on both products and why These . Are . IT ￼￼ Mad Hippie - Vitamin A Serum Vitamin A or what others know as RETINOL is known for stimulating collagen production, reducing pigmentation and premature aging What makes mad hippie different is they use HPR, a form of vitamin A that is bio available and does not need to take the metabolic steps like Retinol. It also contains Sodium hyaluronic - the salt of hyaluronic acid which reallllly helps with the moisture Aloe Vera & Oat Beta glucan - both helps fight wrinkles, soothes and nourishes After cleansing my face I apply a few drops on clean skin and give it 5-10 minutes to really absorb ￼￼ Mad Hippie - Triple C Night Cream Containing 3 bio available versions of Vit C this cream is a strong contender for fighting daily stressors, brighten, reduce discolouration and wrinkles (um yes). Reishi - Mushroom that contains antioxidants and hydration (on a side note) I LOVE MUSHROOM PRODUCTS. I drink mushroom coffee errday and have 10 mushroom blends I use daily. The power of mushroom is no joke and you should look into it Sodium PCA - binds moisture, improves hydration Cloudberry - Helps with pigmentation and brightness Turmeric extract - pigmentation/discolouration boo and known to help my acne prone friends Chaga - ANOTHER MUSHROOM 😍 but like also good for protecting you and daily stressors Shea butter!!!! Ceramics - holds moisture A lot of people like to use Vit C during the day but I’ve always liked using it at night. Having this cream has eliminated my nightly VitC step all together :) Though I’ve had this night cream for less than a month this is a SUPER hydrating face cream for my dry ladies I apply this after letting my Vit A serum absorb It does NOT irritate my damaged skin and in combination with VitA leaves my skin feeling like a babies bottom :) If you made it to the end, this is your sign! Look into organic, natural skin care products or mushrooms lol... always remember less is more :)))) bye
Mad Hippie-Triple C Night Cream
Minis that made it to full sizes for me!
Did you know in the late 1800s, German pharmacist Albert Boehringer uncovered how to pass-produce lactic acid when he realized it was a byproduct of fermented sugar and starch in sour milk via bacteria? PRODUCTS: 💙Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that is rich in antioxidants (formulated with multi-fruit acids, licorice extract, and pea extract). This best-selling moisturizer targets dryness, dark spots, dullness, and uneven texture. •Licorice extract: has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, soothes/hydrates skin, and fades dark spots due to an active ingredient in licorice root called Glabridin. •Pea extract: has anti-aging, anti-elastase, anti-collagenase, and anti-free radical properties. It also moisturizers and firms skin. 💙Invigorating Night Transformation Gel is a lightweight, age-fighting night serum that is formulated with AHAs (including glycolic and lactic acids and microalgae) that smoothen skins texture, evens your skin tone, and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. •glycolic acid: exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin, stimulates collagen production, and has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. •lactic acid: kills bacteria, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increases cell turnover, and helps reduce acne. •microalgae: hydrates skin, brightens skins complexion, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. MY THOUGHTS: I purchased these minis a few months ago to test out before buying the full sizes and I’d like to say that both full sized products are currently en route to my house! I was so pleasantly surprised by both products, especially the moisturizer. It is extremely lightweight and makes my skin feel so smooth. I also really enjoyed the gel night mask and had no issues with irritation or breakouts. Both products are super gentle and work well with all skin types. SIDE NOTE: Both products are CLEAN at Sephora 🌱Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer is vegan. 🐰Invigorating Night Transformation Gel is cruelty-free.
OLE HENRIKSEN-Invigorating Night Transformation Gel
Amorepacific essence for oil control
Let me start off by saying that this is probably the most potent product I’ve ever tried. It’s very effective at reducing the oil production and evening out your skin tone. If you have oily skin, you NEED to try this product. It will also suit combination skin types. However, if you have dry skin, please be careful using this every day as this will dry you out (at least that’s what it did to me). My skin has been very dry these last months, so this essence really dried me out and gave me redness and dehydrated skin. I went in too quickly and used this every day for 12 days morning and night, and my experience wasn’t great because on the 10th day of using, I started experiencing extreme sensitivity, dryness and dehydrated skin. My skin completely stopped producing any oil. However, if you are oily, this would be great. Because I have dry skin, this was too potent for me and completely reduced my oil production. It took me a while to repair my moisture barrier after I stopped using this product. This is a product that literally works overnight. You will see the results when you wake up in the morning. The results get better as you keep using it. This product evened out my skin tone, balanced my skin and reduced inflammation. My mistake was using it everyday, and I should have instead used it 3 times a week once a day as a special treat not as an everyday skincare product because I have dry skin. You would think that an essence couldn’t be so potent! So what is it? It’s an anti-aging essence with only six ingredients to improve skin’s firmness, clarity, and texture with the antioxidant power of fermented green tea. It addresses Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture. It has a Lightweight Liquid texture that instantly absorbs into the skin. Now, let’s talk about the price point, the regular size retails for $145 and the mini size retails for $95. The price point is quite high, so this product is definitely an investment. I recommend trying this if you struggle with oiliness, uneven skin tone, redness, and hyperpigmentation. It’s a miracle product that will give you all the results overnight. However, I totally understand that this product doesn’t fit everyone’s budget, so the price point is definitely too high. I put 4 stars because I think the brand needs to be more thorough with instructions in the way the usage instructions pertain to different skin types. My friend experienced the same issue, and she has dry skin as well, so the brand should really ensure that first time users don’t start off using this product everyday morning and night. Because it’s an essence, first time users easily assume that it’s not as potent and start off by using it every day (at least that was the case with me). It’s definitely better to start slower with this one to ensure your skin doesn’t get irritated from everyday use like mine did. It’d be great if they addressed its extreme potency in the instructions and encouraged the users to start off by using it 3-4 times a week. AMOREPACIFIC - Vintage Single Extract Essence
AMOREPACIFIC-Vintage Single Extract Essence
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