Although I've heard mixed reviews about different Glossier skin care products, the Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum
Niacinamide - if you haven't heard by now, niacinimide is oily skins best friend, as it helps control and balance oil production and can make pores look smaller, but it's also great for all other skin types as well. Niacinimide supports skin barrier resilience, improve an uneven skin tone, and helps the skin repair damage
Zinc PCA - derived from zinc, zinc PCA is a skin conditioning ingredient that can also prevent aging by fighting destructive enzymes in the skin that can lead to lose skin, wrinkles, and dullnessFor more information on both of these ingredients, I recommend Paula's choice skin care directory. https://www.paulaschoice.com/ingredient-dictionary This is a product that I keep coming back to because, true to its name, I always find that my skin is much clearer when I am using this product, and I have less random pimples than usual. As I have oily skin, I also use this product to make my pores look smaller and control all the oils my face makes. This serum is oil free and almost looks like water, and it absorbs super fast when I put it on. It does leave a slightly sticky feeling after it absorbs, but honestly I don't mind it because I put moisturizer on top of it and it goes away. You can use this product twice a day, but I tend to only use it at night because I use vitamin C during the day, and those don't mix well. I think $28 for 30 ml is a fair price for this product, and even if there are cheaper niacinimide serums out there, my skin really seems to like this one, and for that I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
Dec. 31, 2020
2020 empties and new goodies!!
here are all of my 2020 empties!!! i went ahead and categorized them by brand so that i dont get things mixed up. etude house ——————— ￼ETUDE - SoonJung pH6.5 Whip Cleanser my favorite fungal acne safe cleanser!! its perfect for dry combo skin! ￼ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner a great fungal acne safe hydrating toner! better for dry skin, it would sometimes leave me oily at the end of the day. drunk elephant ————————— DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum although this serum isn’t fungal acne safe, my skin seems to enjoy it. it has a gel texture and actually regulates my oily forehead DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream another non fungal acne safe products. BUT doesn’t cause me to have breakouts!! its a thicc cream but doesn’t leave me feeling oily!! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream Deluxe Sample again... not fungal acne safe but STILL didn’t cause me to have any breakouts!! the protini feels similar in terms of thickness and the over all feeling on the skin but it feels more “ wearable “ first aid beauty ————————— FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Oil-Control Moisturizer i was super excited to tey this out because the ingredients are fungal acne safe and the claims were ideal for my skin type but sadly i was disappointed 😞 it didn’t control my oil but rather left mw with this shine on my forehead! and it didn’t moisture my dry cheeks. epic fail FIRST AID BEAUTY - Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream this is a very basic fungal acne safe moisturizer i recommend to literally every one. i do like it and all but i find my skin still breaking out while i use this product. i would give it a 3 1/2 stars but i cant. CUROLOGY!!!! ———————— Curology - Curology formula Curology - Curology formula if you have fungal acne THIS is the treatment you NEED to try!!! my holy grail!! naturium ————— NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream technically this moisturizer isn’t fungal acne safe because it contains polysorbate HOWEVER its one of the last ingredients listed so its not likely to have any affect. this is my FAVORITE MOISTURIZER!!! super affordable and feels luxurious and its amazing on my combo skin NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% my favorite fungal acne safe niacinamide serum!!! its affordable and it does exactly what it claims to do. literally cant get any better than this other lonely products ————————————- boscia - Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer this is a fungal acne safe moisturizer however its not very good at moisturizing or controlling oil 😕 but the packaging is cute i guess
Mixing Lactic Acid with Niacinamide
Picking your Niacinamide: Choose products with at least four or five percent concentrations— which has been clinically proven to reduce pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and acne and at five percent was found to improve redness and sallowness. Things to know when mixing Niacinamide and Lactic Acids: When you mix them together, the niacinamide will raise the pH of the acid; the higher the pH, the less the skin absorbs and the less effective the products. Another problem with mixing niacinamide and acid is that it can cause redness and flushing. Not a welcoming outcome when you’re trying to beautify your skin So how do you properly layer Niacinamide and Lactic acids? 1. Apply them at different point of the day Niacinamide is non acidic and can be used with other non acidic serums and lotions with little waiting/ absorption time. Include this water based treatment before oil based serums in the morning when you’re less likely to have time to wait. When using lactic acids it is usually recommended that you wait 5-30 minutes for the product to absorb into the skin before applying other serums and lotions— maybe this routine will better suit for night time or when you have more time to unwind. 2. Apply them 30 minutes apart This way, each product have time to absorb into the skin, give your skin time to return to its normal pH and allow each product to work at its intended pH. When layering products, start with products with the lower pH (acids), allow 30 minutes and follow with your higher pH serums like niacinamide. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This is a great beginners Niacinamide that will give you great results for little to no cost. I personally use this twice a day and I find it significantly reduces an inflammation and really help with my breakouts. Clean product: 🌱No Parabens 🌱No Alcohol 🌱No Sulfates 🌱No Nuts 🌱No Oils 🌱No Silicones 🐰 Cruelty Free 🐰 Vegan Other niacinamide favs: Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum Thank you! Be kind and stay beautiful.
Do you use ampoules or special treatments? I usually go for special treatments during the autumn but I guess Troiareuke Healing Cocktail Skin Complex Formula is a product which I need to use the whole year. This time I tried Akne-C Formula Ampoule. This ampoule contains Green Tea Catechins and it's recommended for acne-prone and oily skin since it moderates sebum production. You can use it as a toner or as a mist, for me both ways work but I prefer to use it as a toner which I spray under another toner. I've already tried Anti-Trouble Formula Ampoule and the Anti-Trouble seems to work better for me - the blue ampoule keeps my skin soft and it helps with moisture but if you mix blue and green then you get a mixture that can be really powerful on acne-prone skin. Do I recommend it? Yes, it's a delicate product worth a try, somehow the blue one took me longer to use the whole bottle of it than the green one but I guess it's all about weather. So which ampoule should I try next anti-ageing or brightening?
SKIN TYPE: acne prone, combination, dehydrated PRODUCT: Glossier super pure I honestly didn’t have very high expectations for Glossier’s niacinamide and zinc serum, but I was pleasantly surprised! Several reviews on their website have stated that this serum “cured” their breakouts ranging from small bumps to deep cystic acne. While I haven’t seen much change in my acne since using this, this serum has reduced the redness in my face left from post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, eczema, wind burn, or the ruddiness left after a workout! So if you deal with these issues, I highly recommend looking into this product! The texture is similar to a thin gel moisturizer but with a few pats the product absorbs right into the skin. Unfortunately Glossier hasn’t restocked this product in a while but I’ll definitely be one of the first to buy it again when they do. 💕Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum
Glossier.-Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum
I have to admit, I did not know what hyaluronic acid was until a few years ago. I have always struggled with dry skin, as well as being pretty intolerant to most oils so getting my skin looking hydrated has been a challenge. I also have to admit, I way underestimated the quality of Glossier’s products when they first came out. Are they too cute to be respectable? Turns out, not really. I love this serum. It is so lightweight, it soaks into the skin like water but it does really plump and soften my skin. I also have noticed my skin being clearer when using it, I’m guessing because a lot of my acne is dry skin that won’t shed, so my pores just get much less clogged. Plus, hyaluronic acid’s great feature is that it holds more than its weight in water, so it’s moisture without oil, which is exactly what dry acne prone skin needs. 🙌🏼 Glossier. - Super Bounce Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5 Serum #cheriecreator
Glossier.-Super Bounce Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5 Serum
Definitely working ♥️
I can’t get over this!! Amazing serum with amazing ingredients Coarse Correct Blemish Banishing serum with Azelaic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe leaf Juice to help reduce inflammation fight breakout causing bacteria & smooth skin's Texture! . . Free from artificial fragrances, Artificial dyes, Parabens & Sulfates. Dermatologist & Allergy tested
miss spa-Coarse Correct — Blemish Banishing Serum
theskinanthem Hyalu hydration serum and Collagen retinol balm 🌟 Whilst I haven't used the collagen retinol balm yet. I have been using the Hyalu hydration serum for a couple of weeks now. This serum contains ascorbic acid(vitamin C) and hyaluronic acid, it also contains aloe vera leaf juice, retinyl palmitate(vitamin A), sea buckthorn fruit oil and cucumber fruit extract. My skin can't get enough of all of these ingredients and I hugely believe this serum has been a huge factor in reducing my current breakout, I'm down to only three pimples, yay 🎉. The serum itself has a nice jelly like texture, it applies a dream, absorbs quickly and layers perfectly. I apply before moisturising. This is up there with some of my must haves and I can't preach enough about it.
the gorgeous bellflower Hibiscus Anti-Ageing Serum 🌺 This gorgeous serum packs a punch and has so many gorgeous and beneficial ingredients. It's lightweight, absorbs beautifully, layers well and keeps my skin glowing (yes, even through my current breakout). Packed with Hibiscus Sabdarffa Flower Extract 15,000 ppm, it's seriously rich in antioxidants, gently exfoliates, speeds cell turnover, evens skin tone and the high mucilage content of Hibiscus enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture. It also contains Niacinamide 2% which is amazing for lightening dark spots/age spots, evening skin tone and it can help improve the skins protective barrier. Adenosine 0.04%, it helps protein synthesis and collagen synthesis in the dermis. Last but not least, 7 type complex peptide. Peptides deliver a specific message to neurotransmitters to induce collagen synthesis, signalling your body to manufacture more collagen. Thus, creating firmer, plump skin. (Acetyl hexapeptide-8, Copper tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl tripeptide-1, Hexapeptide-9, Nonapeptide-1) It also contains Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Acorus calamus root. I absolutely love a multitasking serum.
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