The Ordinary? More like extraordinary!!
With The Ordinary growing increasingly popular by the day, I thought I’d review some of my The Ordinary products! There’s so many reviews out there already, so I’m going to simplify mine and keep them really short and simple! (From left to right) Salicylic Acid 2% Masque: Got it to clear up some blackheads on my nose, but ended feeling really grainy and I didn’t see results. Didn’t like. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5: Really sticky initially, but after a minute or so, it sinks into your skin. Can be tacky upon initial application. Like!! Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density: Almost like water. I apply it at my hairline before bed. I haven’t seen any dramatic results, but I’ve noticed more baby hair. But, not sure if it’s the serum or my new shampoo. Feel meh about this. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%: My second bottle! Love it. Not sticky at all, but definitely a little thicker than Glossier’s Super Pure. Can really see the effects. LOVE! 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil: Really oily by itself. Perfect when you drop it into your moisturizer. I use less moisturizer and my skin feels so much better! Like! The Ordinary Coverage Foundation: A really good foundation! Dewy finish, but it’s a little runny/liquidy. Great coverage as well and the price is really great. Like! Let me know if any of you guys have tried these products as well! I’d love to hear what you think and your experience.
Nighttime skincare routine
The Ordinary skincare routine
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Dirty Dozen Chemicals in my Skincare
I want to move towards a clean skincare routine. My current products were not purchased with clean skincare in mind, but I want to know how many of the Dirty Dozen chemicals are in my skincare. See my previous clean skincare posts for more details. Dirty Dozen Chemicals to Avoid: 1. Coal Tar Dyes 2. DEA / MEA / TEA 3. Phthalates / Parfum / fragrence 4. Formaldehyde releasing perservatives 5. Parabens 6. PEG compounds 7. Petrolatum 8. Siloxanes 9. Sulfates 10. Triclosan 11. Talc 12. Hydroquinone A quick summary, almost every product contains PEGs! PEGs (polyethylene glycols) are petroleum-based compounds that are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, known human carcinogens. 1,4-dioxane can be removed from cosmetics during the manufacturing process by vacuum stripping, but there is no easy way for consumers to know whether products containing PEGs have undergone this process. Here’s what’s in my current products: The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG ✅ clean The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil ✅ clean CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Oil-Free Gel ❌ contains paraffin ❌contains Petrolatum ❌ contains PEGs (Butylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol) (Also contains dyes) Kate Somerville - Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment ❌contains PEGs Butylene Glycol SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment ❌ contains PEGs Butylene Glycol, PEG-100, PEG-75 CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm ❌contains PEGs CLINIQUE - All About Eyes ❌contains PEGs ❌contains Petrolatum CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator ❌ contains PEGs (Also contains dyes) CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate ❌contains PEGs (Also contains dyes) CLINIQUE - Jumbo Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula ❌contains sulfates ❌contains PEGs CLINIQUE - Smart Custom-Repair Serum ❌contains PEGs (Also contains dyes) VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum ❌contains PEGs I’m new to reading labels, so if I’ve missed something let me know! What’s in your skincare?
My Beauty Year in Review
I think everyone can say 2020 has been a challenging year, but with lots of opportunity for growth. In February I had my daughter. 4 weeks later Ontario was locked down, everything but non-essential businesses were closed, including schools & daycares, so I had my 3 year old son home and 4 week old home with me with no support (no grandparent visits, drop-ins etc). And, what started as a 3 week lockdown turned into months. I’m not going to lie it was difficult at first. I was exhausted. It felt like I had no time for myself. I was going from when they woke up at 6:30am till bedtime at 8:30pm (plus night feedings 😴) But we’ve adjusted to this “new normal” and the biggest blessing of this year was the arrival of my daughter and all the extra time with my family. The picture on the top right is what pushed me to start my skincare journey. It was a good day. I started carving out “me” time by going for a run, but when I looked at the picture all I saw was my crows feet and how tired I looked. I had the CLINIQUE - 3-Step Introduction Kit for Drier Skin (Type 2) in my cupboard, but have to admit I was rarely using it. Sometimes using the cleanser in the shower. Grabbing the lotion if my skin felt dry. I wasn’t wearing any makeup. I wasn’t taking care of myself. I decided I wanted to buy some anti-aging skincare because I wasn’t ready for wrinkles. And I decided it was okay to spend money on myself. I turned to Clinique because it was the brand I had always used. I ordered: CLINIQUE - Smart Custom-Repair Serum CLINIQUE - All About Eyes Later this fall when I was running low I started researching more about skincare and stumbled upon Cherie 🍒 This has been a great resource, teaching me what I should incorporate into my routine (i.e., Vit C, AHAs), and reading honest reviews. I now look forward to my AM & PM routine. I’ve started doing a quick 5min make-up routine (see previous post), and found a creative outlet posting here about my journey. The bottom right picture is recent. I am would say I am just as tired as the other pictures (my baby still is getting up every 3hrs at night!), but I’m taking care of my skin and I feel much better about myself. Skincare has become my self care this year! Here are a couple new products I discovered and loved: SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment You really see your face brighten & get smoother before your eyes! SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil Loved the wake me up scent & morning glow The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil I wake up with my skin feeling soft & rejuvenated
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3 months of skin care less makeup let my skin breathe with clean product happy with the results Curology - Curology formula Curology - The Cleanser Curology - The Moisturizer The Ordinary - Hydration Bundle The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 DIFFERIN - Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5% I use this morning cleanse And I use curology at night
Why Buy Tinted Moisturizer When You Can Make It?
Between an oil-based cleanser, water-based cleanser, acid exfoliant, retinoid, sunscreen, and moisturizer, the idea of investing in tinted moisturizer isn’t enticing. Especially when I already open both a moisturizer and foundation! So why not make my own tinted moisturizer? The Ordinary sent me a variety of their newly released foundations to try and while I love their Serum Foundation, the fuller coverage version wasn’t a fit for my sheer preference: perfect for repurposing! ￼Step 1: Scoop out a dollop of your daily moisturizer. You don’t need much, about a dime or nickel size is usually more than enough for me when I use the spreadable and lightweight (but deeply hydrating) NATURIUM - Niacinamide Gel Cream 5% . ￼Step 2: Dispense drop(s) of foundation onto moisturizer in palm. The amount used will vary depending on your coverage preference and the pigmentation of your foundation, but 1-2 drops is my sweet spot. I used a half-pump of The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 for the demonstration, to show how easy it is to get a rich pigment with a moisturizer! ￼Step 3: Mix them together. I use a fingertip to mix them, being sure to carefully blend the products thoroughly so that there isn’t any patchiness. ￼Step 4: Pat on your DIY tinted moisturizer! I find patting reduces the likelihood of pilling- some moisturizers may play better with some foundations, depending on a variety of factors like thickness and base (silicone, oil, water). #CheriePartner
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I really really need help
Ok so I have no idea whats going on with my skin. I struggle with hyperpigmentation. Wether i pop my pimples or not, It will usually end up scaring or turning darker. Its like a vicious cycle and I cant seem to get my skin clear before my period and the whole pimple and scaring starts again. So I decided to change my routine, since my old one was not doing anything beneficial for my skin. Believing the hype I decided to get “The ordinary products because I dont have to wallet to afford more expensive items and I dont even live in America to shop freely for the items i need. Here my current routine innisfree - Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Facial Foam FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser On alternate days ill use The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution And lastly The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin I use the niacinimide before the Hyaluronic acid, and i only use one of the 2 listed cleansers Im not sure if im putting to much on my face but Im feeling really hopeless and i would love if someone explained what is happening to me. Ive obviously purged when i used these products but now my skin is acting like it’s breaking out. Its been almost exactly a month and i dont see any difference in my skin
Layering Guide to Acne Fighting
Heyyyyy y’all! So since I’ve been in Korea and wore a mask for 24 hours straight my chin/jaw is trying to do its own thing. Luckily your girl packed enough skincare to last her 6 mo here! My jet lag has been kicking my ass being 13 hours ahead with a 6mo old, but my skin is so important with all my progress made. When “layering” products in my opinion there is no right amount. Yet, there is a correct order. (Remember water to oil) Nights Cleanse: My favorite acne cleanser right now is the CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser While it can be drying (why it’s has 4 stars) making sure to add a cleansing oil before and hydrating serum after is key! Hydrate Y’all know I’m a toner lover. So I am using the peach slices - Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner I recently reviewed how much I love this toner and how hydrating it is. Followed with The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Remember to apply this damp skin. This is 🔑. Treat The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This is a godsend for my pores. My oily t-zone has been helped a lot by this product. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel I replaced this item because I prefer a retinoid over BHA for my acne type. It’s mostly hormonal but since suffering from low grade maskne it’s helped . Moisturize fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This is my HG night moisturizer. It’s amazing. My skin feels so soft and smells so good afterwards! ELEMIS - Daily Defence Shield SPF30 Y’all know I love my Tula but this is hardcore. I wanted something that would be effective under a mask and still moisturize. When I use Tula I get a glow which I would prefer to use in a setting my glow would be “seen”. I’m making a list of k-beauty items I want to get once in our quarantine and other things! I also want input for makeup tutorials 👇🏾👇🏾
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Keeping Your Locks Luscious 👩🏼🦱✨
Okay so pandemic stress hit me hard at the start of the year! This past March, at the ripe age of 22 I was losing hair faster than Costco was selling out of toilet paper. This continued all summer when I was dealing with work, school, life, and Corona stress. I went to see my hair dresser in August, and she pointed it out too. After doing a slight re-evaluation of life and where my stress was coming from, my hair started to not fall out as much. Though I noted some spots were quite thin, so I decided that investing in something to boost my hair density was going to be non-negotiable. I picked up this bad boy from Sephora and have been loving it! I put this on before bed during my nighttime routine and let it work its magic overnight 🧙🏿♂️🔮 Best part is my hair is never greasy looking when I wake up 😍 My only concern is that I have noticed a few new mild breakouts around the hairline, that I would contribute to using this product. Will I be repurchasing - Most likely, I hope I don’t need to but if I go through another stressful period having this on hand might be beneficial
STOP wearing your hair up!! Thinning hair!
Over the past several months I've found myself house-bound, in social isolation, sporting nothing but yoga attire and a messy up-do. Little did I know, my no-hassel hairdo was causing a receding hairline 😱😱😱! I believe it's called "traction alopecia" - hair loss caused by continuous strain on hairshafts. It was happening to me so slowly that I didn't realize the damage until I started to look like I was balding from certain angles - que panic mode!! (I did my best to take some really unflattering before and after photos, a month and a half apart. It's not as noticeable in photos, but I can definitely see baby hairs coming back and a change in the shape of my hairline.) So here are the steps I took to begin seeing significant regrowth within 45 days! 1. SWITCHED SHAMPOOS. I stopped using harsh/drying, chemical laiden shampoo and found a natural, sulfate free brand to nourish and moisturize my scalp for optimal hair growing conditions. I've been using Scentuals Mint/Rosemary shampoo and conditioner (about $12 ea), but there are many others to choose from which promote scalp health. I don't contribute too much success to shampoos though, since I only wash my hair every 1 to 2 weeks. Infrequent washing is also beneficial to hair health 👌! 2. SCALP MASSAGE. I purchased the silicon scalp massager (pictured) on Amazon for under 10 bucks. Use it to lather shampoo and also on dry hair for a gentle scalp massage to stimulate blood flow, which promotes hair growth. 3. The Ordinary - Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density . I'm still unsure whether this product is meant to stimulate growth or increase existing hair shaft thickness (or both), but I'm attributing success to it either way. I used 1/3 of the dropper full, along my hairline, every night for 45 days (and counting) and made sure to massage it in with my fingertips. It is a water-like consistency and does not leave hair looking or feeling oily, so no need to wash hair after each application. For $17, it's worth a try! 4. TAKE A BIOTIN SUPPLEMENT. (I'm NOT a healthcare professional, so please, do your own research and talk to your doctor before starting any oral supplements). I find that 5000mcg of biotin daily has really improved my nails, and is contributing to how fast my hair is re-growing. 5. Most importantly, I STOPPED WEARING MY HAIR UP. I have long, thick, heavy hair, and was constantly piling it on top of my head in an awkward bun that would bounce around and yank on my delicate hairline. I stopped this immediately and switched to fabric headbands or low ponytails with silk scrunchies if I needed my hair out of my face. Once my hair grows back fully, I won't hesitate to rock the odd high pony or messy bun, but I won't be doing it everyday!! I truly hope this is helpful, since no one should have to deal with that horrible blow to self confidence that hair loss causes. Hair is a fickle B, so my best advice is to be patient and consistent. Good luck!
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THE ORDINARY Niacinamide serum...meh
I’ve tried The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% twice. The first time I used it, I thought it was awful. I broke out in places I never had breakouts, it didn’t do much for my oily skin and it didn’t allow subsequent facial products to glide smoothly on my face. Fast forward to now where I know better about what my face might need, I decided to give it a try again. PROS: -this serum, like most of The Ordinary’s products are relatively cheap so it’s for people who are starting out with skincare (and pretty much everyone else) -it helped reduce the appearance of blemishes and in combination with other sebum regulators like salicylic acid and oil cleansing, I have combination skin and only slightly oily on my T-zone now. CONS: -I don’t like how it applies to my skin. At first when I started using it again, it would pill as I was rubbing it in. I took this as a sign that maybe it should be patted into the skin but the consistency of the serum makes it hard to cover surface with what I thought was a good amount (in comparison with other serums). -the finish on my skin is tacky and doesn’t feel like a water based serum -layering products on top was kind of a nightmare in the beginning (still is sometimes). Using products like The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalanewas weird because the niacinamide would pill and the retinol would apply grainy and it wasn’t a good consistency on my face TIPS: -make sure you use this serum on damp skin. It will apply and absorb better -when you apply the drops on your face, try to rub/pat it in quickly because it dries quite fast. Once it’s all over where you want it to be, pat it in before it’s fully dried. This also helps with absorption and I’ve found other products will layer on too much better Overall, I think that niacinamide in itself is good but this formulation isn’t for me. When I finish this (or even before then), I will be trying PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster Comment what niacinamide products you use because I’m interested in trying others😊
My Tips on Treating Wrinkles at Home
Hey Beauty’s 🙋🏽♀️ Hope you had a wonderful evening 😁 since joining Cherie 🍒I’ve added a number of active ingredients to my skin care routine to assist with reducing my fine lines and wrinkles like, TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum a natural serum that’s made for sensitive skin. I have combo skin that’s on the oily side andThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Still trialling this but my initial thoughts after 8 weeks is it’s helped my hyperpigmentation. 😁 I also used the DMH ASTHETICS - LED Light Shield Mask and had great results after 21 days! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 But I also wanted to share a few things I do: 🧚♀️ Aloe Vera, a gel from a succulent plant 🪴 its widely known for its healing properties. People have used it for thousands of years for healing and softening skin. Research shows taking a daily gel Aloe supplement can significantly reduce wrinkles in 90 days. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I’ve included #Natures Bounty - Aloe Vera Gel 5000mg Equivalent 100 Rapid Release Gels[products]#[FourStars] in my diet and here’s to the next 83 days. 😁 🧚♀️ Banana Mask, I’m a fan of natural banana masks and did a review on Dr Oz’s 3 Ingredient Natural Botox Mask. 1 teaspoon of honey 🍯 1/2 Banana 🍌 1/4 cup yoghurt It's known to work because the lactic acid found in the yogurt gently exfoliates, smooths and calms skin. The results are instant. The honey moisturises your face and gives you lift and glow. Rubbing banana peel on your face is known for wrinkles so as a face mask ingredient it provides the same results! 🧚♀️ Collagen Building ingredients, Health line says, early research shows that taking supplements may boost collagen levels in your skin, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin elasticity and hydration 💦 I take #Nature’s Way - Beauty Collagen Gummies[products]#[FiveStars] they contain type 1 & 3 collagen. Collagen production begins to decline in your 20’s around 1% less per year. As a mature lady who’s over 40 I need all the help I can get. 😉 🧚♀️ Super foods, I like smoothies and have a banana 🍌 strawberry 🍓 and blueberry smoothie with Greek yoghurt three times a week. I alternate between with an Arbonne Greens Balance, its spectrum of proprietary color blends of whole fruit and vegetable powders delivers antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber for a more balanced, healthier diet. My next journey will be in facial massage I use a Deciniee - JADE ROLLER which has worked wonders for my circulation but I hear facial yoga 🧘♀️ works wonders too. Do you do facial yoga? Would love to hear from you, just leave me a comment. 😁 Hope you enjoyed my journey on reducing wrinkles 😉 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 if you did! Thanks Jade 😊
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Game to determine what acids you should use!
I have been getting some comments asking what kind of acids you should use based on your skin type and I have been trying to do my best to help you guys out but I just saw this great post by @beautycasion_by_shurti which will really help anyone who has questions about this out, please go check that out. Products I recommend based on this chart: If you have dry skin and have acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque With The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have dry skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have sensitive skin and acne: The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA OrThe Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA With The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque If you have sensitive skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Or The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA If you have oily skin and acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque With The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution If you have oily skin and no acne: The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque Or The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution If you have conbination or normal skin than you should use and acid of the skin type you are closed to, all of these products will work for you. If you find your self really struggling from acne then you can also add The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Affordable for oily Skin and acne
1️⃣ The Ordinary products have nothing ordinary, starting with their low price! A lot of their products retail on average around $6-$10 for the most part. They are super affordable and this is probably the main reason for their popularity. 2️⃣The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque is a 2 in 1 exfoliating cleansing mask. 3️⃣I was very curious to try the very first cleansing mask from The Ordinary. I knew it was coming (they announced it on their Instagram) and I was looking forward to its release! I was lucky enough that the brand sent it to me when it came out and I was able to test it as soon as I received it! 4️⃣you use it on very clean and dry skin, leave it on for a maximum of 10 minutes and rinse it with plenty of water. That’s all! No need to massage and scrub! 5️⃣During the time it was sitting on my skin the first time I applied it, I was surprised that it didn’t tingle more. On the contrary, I felt a pleasant refreshing feeling. And it also dries very softly. In 10 minutes, it’s dry but not hard like some other clay masks. It’s quite easy to rinse and doesn’t leave the skin completely dry and thirsty. 6️⃣The result on my skin: it’s clean, clear and very soft. I really like the absorbent effect and I even have the feeling that my skin doesn’t look as shiny as usual the next day. ✅ It’s convenient to use and I was pleased to see that it did not cause me any irritation. ✅The Ordinary Salicylic 2% Acid Masque retails for $12 for 50ml. 👍🏻Pros.👍🏻 - the formula, simple and effective, - the result: a clean and thoroughly cleansed skin, without being irritated, - it's a 2 in 1 mask: it exfoliates and cleanses perfectly in 10 minutes, - it's pretty easy to rinse, it doesn't stick too much to the skin, - it doesn't dry out my skin. 👎🏻Cons. 👎🏻 -the packaging is not very practical: I find it too small, and the flap cap isn't the best. I remove it to take some product, it's easier that way. - it has just been released so it's not yet available in all the brand's distributors (but it should be soon). For Who👉🏻 -combination skin with visible pores, – oily skin, – dull skin, – acne-prone skin (especially with blackhead problems). Concerns😱 -dull skin – smoker – skin exposed to the pollution – large pores – uneven texture – blackheads, whiteheads, pimples. Ingredients not included❌ – alcohol, – mineral oil, – silicone, – fragrance, – essential oils. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
Today I’ve tried Deciem’s Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane for the first time. Hemi means half, so it’s no wonder that it’s even lighter than normal squalane. I put a drop on my hand and it soaked right in! I didn’t buy it to use it on my skin though, as I personally prefer heavier oils. Instead I used it on my damp hair. So far so good, my hair is a bit softer than normally and a bit less frizzy, even though I used a blowdryer. There’s still some frizz, but I guess that’s just what my hair is like. Pretty good for a product that’s only 3,60 €. One thing irritates me though: The product says it’s plant derived. The website says it’s “produced from the fermentation of sugar-based feedstock”. The inci list states that the only ingredient is C13-16 Isoparaffin. Am I wrong assuming that paraffin is always mineral oil? Any chemists here that can explain this? I don’t mind mineral oil under certain circumstances, but this confuses me. Definitely going to message Deciem and ask them about it. Will share when I get a reply ☺️☺️
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
💡The Ordinary, The Extraordinary
When it comes to skincare, The Ordinary has put themselves on a whole new level that many brands just can't compete with. You may have heard of this Toronto based company before. It shook the beauty world to its core when it launched 4 years ago with a $6 bottle of retinol. Which, might not sound so groundbreaking now but back in the day, a bottle of retinol would set you back a good $30. They are nothing less than game-changers.
Brand Review - The Ordinary
I’m on a mission to review all of the The Ordinary products I have used! First, my overall thoughts - I highly recommend the brand. 1) they use powerful, effective actives 2) they’re careful formulated and safe when used correctly 3) they’re extremely inexpensive for such high quality 4) they’ve helped my turn my skin around totally 5) their website it hard to purchase from easily and confidently if you’re not familiar with scientific jargon / ingredients 6) they have a wide range of products - anyone from very acne prone to very clean skinned, very oily to very dry and every other skin type could benefit from at least one of their products. They also have a hair-care product as well as some newly developed makeup items! I’ve put in the research and want to help elucidate consumers here on Cherie! I’m not licensed in any way, just done my reading and will review based on firsthand experience. Enjoy!
Life Savers For Anyone With Large Pores!!
I'm very new to this whole skincare thing, so I still have a lot to learn. HOWEVER, these two products have changed my life!! I've had huge pores for as long as I can remember. For the longest time, I thought there was something wrong with the foundations I use as they sunk into my pores upon application. I've tried a few different brands of foundation and primers, every time being disappointed with how it looked on my skin. Then I found this app. I've only been using these products for a few weeks, but OMG what a difference!! Not only am I noticing a difference in the size of my pores already, but this primer practically eliminates them! I have never been able to apply foundation smoothly until I found this product. HOWEVER! I have also fallen inlove with The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%! Since using this with other general skincare products I've been using regularly for years, my skin is clearing up to the point that I don't feel the need to wear any foundation at all! I can't wait to order some under eye creams and stuff for my dark spots. They're already in my basket at Sephora! Thank you to this amazing community. I have learned so much over the past few weeks from all of you, and I love that I can get REAL skin care recommendations. Keep shining on, gfs!!!!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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