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Cleansing routine for Acne Prone Skin ✨

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iso.beauty
Hi Cherie Friends, I just wanted to share my favorite AM and PM cleansing routine. Skin Background: I’m in my mid thirties and I have combination-to-dry, sensitive reactive and acne prone skin. I also have eczema... all around fun times. My main concerns are of course treating breakouts, maintain balance moisture level, and stop the aging clock as much as possible. I mainly only use cruelty-free, Vegan when possible products— there’s no need for that nonsense with the myriad of technology that we have today. 🌙PM Cleansing routine: When I wear a full face of make up I like to triple cleanse.
ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
I will massage a pea to some size of this baby all over my face. This is so gentle and really breakdown all my waterproof mascara and foundation.
Then remove them with these babies. Did you know that one pad can replace up to 500 make up wipes? Which all end up in our ocean or the landfills. I usually repeat this step, depends on how I’m feeling.
#Zenmed - Facial Cleansing Gel[products]#
Friends, if you have not heard of Zenmed and you have acne— you must try it! This is a gentle gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin and cleans so well. I just put a dime size cleanser on myMICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Petite Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush
with MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Delicate Sensitive Skin Antimicrobial Brush Head
My skin feels so soft and clean after 2 minutes of cleansing. The brush tells you when you’re finished I also use the cleansing brush with MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Replacement Serum Infusion Head
to massage in the serums. On Non-make up days: I still use my MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Petite Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush
& MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Delicate Sensitive Skin Antimicrobial Brush Head
With a dollop of COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
I also really love how gentle this cleanser is and the added BHA helps to gentility exfoliate any excess dead skin cells and sebum. ☀️ AM Cleansing Routine: I hate waking up guys... I hate it so much. So I pretty much keep it really simple. Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser
I’ve been loving this gentle cleanser. It smells amazing and super super gentle and pack enough punch to just remove the gunk out of my eyes and wake me up. I believe you can also use this to remove make up but I haven’t tried it yet. I’m actually running out of cleansers, please let me know your favorites below! 🐰cruelty free Thank you! Be Kind, Stay Beautiful
Jan. 7
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Best cleanser for acne prone skin
For #fridayfavorites I want to highlight a #cultfavorite COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser After hearing so many good things about this cleanser I had to try it. I ordered it from Stylevana and was happy that the order arrived in a week! For 11 CAD I think it’s value for money considering how good this cleanser is. It’s very gentle on my skin and I tend to use this cleanser more often than others. It has a gel like consistency and is not too foamy and a little goes a long way. It washes away impurities without stripping my skin. It has a low PH which is said to be effective in protecting our skin’s acid mantle. #acidmantle protects the skin from harmful bacteria that can cause acne and other skin problems. Low ph cleansers are also good for people with eczema and dryness. FUN FACT: did you know this product was crowd sourced!! Customers gave feedback to @cosrx asking for a low ph cleanser and they delivered! Isn’t that awesome! #fridayfavorites #funfactfridays #cosrxcleanser #cosrxph #fanfav #kleanbsecrets #myfavoriteproducts #skincareproductsthatwork #skincareproducts #skincarephotography #productphotographer #productphotography #torontoskincareblogger #skincareformen #skincareforallcultures
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prerana
Skin Update ✨✨
Okay this is a totally non filtered sun photo of my skin. Still working on minor texture this is due to my new skin routine (I posted about my morning and will post my night). I try and show my skin with new routines and products I use because I get so many ! The number one thing I will say is be consistent! I saw a post from @MelaninSkinCareAddict(great post you should go check it out) and I loved it and it inspired me to show results from some advice she saw. My last skin update was 12/22 which I showed a unfiltered close up of my skin and the breakout I had endure out of the states! I will say for texture, hyperpigmentation, and acne you need: effective vitamin C serum- should have vitamin E (tocopherol), hyaluronic acid, and Ferulic acid insta natural - Vitamin C Serum Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum retinol- DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel is my first go to, but now I use The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask (I use this on nights I don’t use The Ordinary retinol oil .. 2xs a week) cleanser made for you skin: should be tailored and effective my current faves: Murad - AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (2x week) COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (only when I oil cleanse) (3xs a weeks when I wear my night mask) PEACH & LILY - Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser (mostly for nights) toner: a great toner will be your friend! This is important for removing dirts and oils. If you wear makeup this is a necessity. PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner Murad - Clarifying Toner innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion sunscreen: at least spf30 TULA SKINCARE - Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ELEMIS - Daily Defence Shield SPF30 moisturizer: a great moisturizer is your friend! So my faves fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer at night SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream during the day for hyperpigmentation before sunscreen ✨✨✨✨ Other things I love that have helped COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence I use this day and night after my toner. If you neee hydration this is my current go to! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Acne Treatment Face Oil I now use this on days I don’t use my vitamin C in the morning. PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum This has replaced my niacinamide from The Ordinary. If you want glass skin use this consistently! CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask I use this as my daily face mask once a week. I will be posting my detailed night routine soon as I’m redoing my entire on IG 🥰🥰
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D.Bennett
Bliss v Glossier: the jelly war
Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser $18 available on Glossier.com for 177ml Gently removes make up and cleanse skin. Made for all skin types. Based with soothing rose water, comfrey root extract, and pro vitamin-B5, this cleanser is meant to soothes and heals dry stresses skin. Use one-two pumps on dry skin to remove make and rinse off with water. There’s no “soap” content in this cleanser. Instead they are based with poloxamer— gentle surfactant that helps to break up the product on micellar level— generally used in contact lens solution, mouth wash, micellar water , etc. I personally love this cleanser in the morning. And I love love the way it smells. bliss - Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser $10-$14 depending on the retail, for 190ml. I think Target has it for $9.99. I got mine at CVS with one of their coupons. 😜 Similar to its Glossier’s brother, it can also be used dry/ wet. Also based with rose water and pro vitamin-B5 it gently removes make up as well as cleanse. While it is made for all skin types it is best for dry stressed skin. This cleanser uses Apple Amino Acids— Derived from apple juice essential amino acids – a natural surfactant that gently cleanses eyes and skin. It is a lil’ but less jelly than the Glossier cleanser and smells different (smells great!) but overall cleanse the same. It is literally the same cleanser. So if you are in the market for something more accessible than Glossier or just something less expensive, this is a great dupe! But both are amazing products that I will repurchase again and again. Clean products: 🌱No Parabens 🌱No Alcohol 🌱No Sulfates 🌱SLSE 🌱No Silicones 🐰Cruelty Free 🐰 Vegan Thank you. Be Kind, Stay Beautiful Other Jelly cleansers to try: BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser Awake - Glow Smoothie Jelly Cleanser HERBIVORE - Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser
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iso.beauty
Soothing and brightening morning routine
I like to mix up my routine depending on what my skin is needing. This is what I call my soothing and brightening routine as I have a few brightening and deeply hydrating products in this routine. I like to keep my morning routine gentle and hydrating and I use most of my actives in my evening routines (vitamin C is the exception to the rule)! Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser This is my go to gentle and hydrating morning cleanser Pyunkang Yul - Essence Toner This is a very popular Korean essence founded out of a Medicinal clinic and focus on a minimal ingredient list. COSRX - Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule I love this light and soothing serum, my skin responses very well to bee products The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F This is a very effective vitamin c derivative serums. It has brightened my skin and there are none of the stinging side effect of full vitamin c. VERSED - ZERO-G Smoothing Eye Cream This is a gel/cream that is light with mild colour corrective properties Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 My go to moisturizer with spf for days I am mostly inside. I use a very liberal amount but I am never greasy. On days I have time (usually Saturday 😃) I like to double mask with: VERSED - PHOTOS, PLEASE BRIGHTENING TIGHTENING MASK This is a Kaolin clay and turmeric mask that I use on my forehead, nose and chin. It never dries me out and the antioxidant properties are great. And VERSED - LOOK ALIVE Hydrating Plumping Mask This gel mask is so hydrating on my cheeks!
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adventuresintoskincare
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Battle of the Cleansing Balms
Battle of the cleansing balms! ✨ I’ve been testing both the ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and the #Juno Skin - Clean 10 Cleansing Balm[products]#[FiveStars] for the past few months. One is pricey, one affordable. Which reigns supreme? Well to start I really enjoy them both. They both have a yellow color with a citrus scent. The texture of the Elemis is extremely emollient and oily, almost a little goopy but does a really nice job at taking off makeup and not stripping my skin or leaving a film behind. The Juno Skin is a thicker to start but really sheers out and becomes super slippy on the skin (reminds me of the green clean texture). It takes off makeup super easily and glides around just a little easier than the Elemis. Also the Juno Skin has only 10 ingredients! The Elemis has many more than 10. Even though I enjoy them both, the Elemis is $64 for 3.7 oz, and the Juno Skin is just $14.50 for 3oz! Juno Skin definitely wins this one! 👏🏼 *both products gifted to me but opinions are honest and my own
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erinsbeautyobsession
My first retinol - Tretinoin routine
As part of the @cherie and Apostrophe Save My Skin, I got a consult and month of treatment from Apostrophe. My main skin concerns are beginning signs of aging and some dark spots/age spots (hyperpigmentation) that are beginning to appear. A couple of the dark areas on my face are quite pronounced. The Apostrophe process was super simple. Created my account online, answered some questions about my skin concerns, and uploaded some photos of my face and areas of concern, and chose my Dr. All of my information was reviewed by a Dermatologist who suggested a treatment plan to meet my goals. Less than 2 weeks later I had a box at my doorstep! The box from Apostrophe - Topical Formula included my prescription, a sheet detailing my treatment plan, a postcard, and some stickers. Cute. I was prescribed Tretinoin 0.025% + Niacinamide 4%. I’ve been using Niacinamide for about 2 months now, but this is my first prescription retinol experience. I was directed to apply every other night for 2 weeks, if no irritation, move to every night. In order to lessen the chance of irritation I was also directed to use a light moisturizer before and after, use sunscreen daily, avoid eye and mouth area, discontinue use of any acids, and use a moisturizing cleanser as well as a Vitamin C serum each morning. My retinol / Trentinoin daily routine Evening: If I have makeup on I cleanse using BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Nourishing or ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm which I also use as a mask of my skin is super irritated. Apply pea size amount of Tretonin + Niacinamide cream over face and half that amount to neck Moisturize with THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer Apply BITE - Agave+ Nightime Duo to lips, generic castor oil to brows with a spoolie, and PETER THOMAS ROTH - Lashes to Die for Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment lash serum to my lashes Morning: Cleanse using BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Nourishing or ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Apply SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum all over face and neck Use The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG under eyes Then rose hip oil on areas that feel especially dry or are peel Since it’s only been a couple weeks I will probably end up refining this routine, I’ve noticed dryness mostly around my mouth and nostrils. Highly recommend the Apostrophe process so far! 💙
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therainyone
Michael Todd Cleansing brush
MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Petite Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush What it is: Petite Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush is a 3-in-1 Beauty Device for skin cleansing, firming massage & serum infusion. What it targets: to provide cleaner, smoother, and brighter skin and reduce the appearance of pore size. The brush head allows you to cleanse the t-zone 7x better than hands alone. my thoughts: the brush head is soft, and allows for gentle, deep pore cleansing and exfoliation. there are 3 speed settings, so you can easily personalize your cleansing routine. I like that it has an automatic timer that beeps every 20 seconds to alert you when to move to the next area. The battery life is amazing on this and lasts up to 2 hours. I’ve only had to charge this once since i got it and I’ve had it for about 6 months now. While I don’t use it everyday, I can definitely tell a difference when I do use it. My skin is more soft and even and looks brighter. It hasn’t made me break out and is gentle enough to use on any active blemishes. It is best to use when you really need a deep cleanse and exfoliation. I use about 3x week in the mornings and have found this to be most effective in my routine. I love that it is waterproof so you can easily use in the shower. to spend just 1 minute on this per day, it’s definitely worth the time and price if you are looking for a simple cleansing brush. I would definitely recommend investing in one! I bought this from Ulta when they were having a sale and it only cost me $62. It’s retailed for $89, but this is still less than the Clarisonic Brush and in my opinion does the same thing (i used 2 Clarisonic brushes before buying this one). Plus, Ulta always has deals, so you can certainly get this for less than $89!
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nicolepapanikos
{Skincare tool} Michael Todd cleansing brush
{What is it?} Michael Todd Petite Antimicrobial Sonic skin cleansing brush 3in1 beauty device for cleansing, firming massage & serum infusion. Soniclear brush heads oscillate at 18,000 micro-movements per minute. Sonic movement allows for gentle effective cleansing & exfoliation of surface debris and deep pore cleansing. It has 3 speeds, an automatic timer & is 100% waterproof and rechargeable. Comes with a charger & a stand. {Who is it for?} All skin types & textures. Dullness, pores, uneven skin tone, & wrinkles. Anyone looking to amp up their normal cleansing routine & get a brush that does it all for you! {My thoughts?} I decided to try this because the salon I worked at was having a 50% off sale so I believe I got this for $40-50USD. I’ve been using it for a year now, I defiantly think after 3 months of using it my skin felt less congested, and it was defiantly a lot brighter. My skin is dry & sensitive but I didn’t have any issues with it , and my skin adapted just fine. It feels very luxurious, and I love using all the different brush heads. I originally bought this, the shower stand, and 3 other brush heads. I got the sensitive brush head, normal skin, serum infuser, body brush, and pedicure brush. I use all of them weekly if not daily. Currently pictures is the serum infuser, and I love how deeply this makes the serums go in my skin I feel like they work better. I love this brush, and the battery life lasts several weeks and I use it for 60 seconds morning and night to cleanse and then another 60 seconds for serums. {Would I recommend?} Yes, full price the petite is $89USD on ulta.com right now and this has made my skincare routine so fun and easy! I really feel like my skin is cleansed thoroughly. Defiantly recommend this to all of my friends and family. {Is it worth it?} Yes, it is very good quality and has a lot of nice features for only $89. MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Petite Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush
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