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kchiu
๐ŸŽถ Iโ€™m in love with the CICA ๐ŸŽถ (lol) but seriously, Iโ€™m NOT kidding! It SAVED my skin! If youโ€™ve been following some of my posts, you may know Iโ€™ve been using Tretinoin for approximately 8 weeks. Iโ€™ve also used a 15% Azelaic Acid cream and a strong benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin mix treatment gel interchangeably. Despite their cell turnover and acne-healing properties, these three products together have pretty much destroyed my skin barrier. Not to mention I recently spent a week on vacation, all of which was out in the sun. I donโ€™t easily burn, but these products made me extra sensitive to the sun and my skin was stinging and inflamed and peeling. It really was not fun, especially when youโ€™re just trying to enjoy a nice getaway. I bought the LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask
4 days ago and it has literally turned my skin around! My skin hasnโ€™t looked this good since before quarantine started! With just one overnight use, the redness that seemed to be everpresent on my cheeks, just DISAPPEARED! And by consistently using this over the course of the last 3 nights, Iโ€™ve found my skin has become more bouncy, glowy, and definitely much less red. The texture is really light, really creamy, really hydrating, but not greasy, even for my combination-oily skin! Though this is an overnight mask, I find it light enough to be a good day-time cream for that extra boost of hydration for the changing seasons (maybe not in the hot humid summer though). This overnight hydrating and calming mask is hypoallergenic, vegan, and free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. It contains Fermented Forest Yeast Extract, which Laneige claims to be even more beneficial than traditional Cica products! Itโ€™s just packed with hydration and soothing ingredients that youโ€™re gonna wanna just touch your face all the time and marvel at the beauty of your skin! This is targeted for dry and irritated skin, but if you have combo or oily skin, I think you could use this as a mask too! All this goodness is 2 fl oz for $34! Pretty good steal considering a lot of other companies give a lot less product for a lot more money :( All in all, this is my holy grail product for calm, hydrated, dewy skin. Let me know below if youโ€™ve had positive experiences with this product!
Oct. 26
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everydaysoso_Ooh I need to try this version as I love the original water sleeping mask!
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Just found one of the BEST overnight mask
Iโ€™ve really liked this mask so far! I use this once a week as the last step in my skincare routine at night to give my skin an extra boost of hydration. It is a very thick formula, but it seems to not just sit on the skin, after a minute or two it does absorb. It is VERY moisturizing! I think I'll enjoy this even more as the winter proceeds and it gets colder and my skin gets drier. Even though it is a thicker cream, I don't seem to have any issues with it breaking me out, thank goodness! I wake up the next morning and my skin feels plump and hydrated and the mask doesn't leave behind any sort of weird residue. I just wash it off and do my morning skincare. I think if you have very dry skin this would be a winner for you. I have combo, leaning oily skin so I don't see it as a necessary step in my routine currently, however again I think it'll be very nice as the weather gets colder and it's still nice to use a few times a week to add back in extra moisture into my skin! I recommend just checking it out! :)
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purvashasahoo
how I survived the Tretinoin uglies
Before we begin, letโ€™s talk a little bit about what Tretinoin is. Tretinoin is a prescription-strength retinoic acid, a synthetic vitamin A derivative. Tretinoin is a medication used to treat acne, sun-damaged skin, and as it increases cell turnover, leaving you with smoother-looking skin. Tretinoin is not an easy fix, however. You may notice the Tretinoin starting to work within 2 to 3 weeks, but it can take 6-8 weeks or more the experience the full benefits. Within the first few weeks, you may notice your skin purging, as the Tetinoin will bring all the gunk in your face up to the surface at once. The Tretinoin will dry out your face, and if you have naturally oily skin, this may make your face more oily as it overcompensates for the dryness of your skin. Though you may feel discouraged during this process, itโ€™s important that you continue with your treatment so you can reap the full benefits. Anything good takes time, so be patient! As for how to survive this extreme dryness and the โ€œuglies,โ€ itโ€™s important that you keep your skincare routine simple, hydrating, and moisturizing. Hydration and moisturizing are key to minimizing the peeling, the flaking, and the burning. So here are some of the products I used to help combat the Tretinoin uglies (donโ€™t apply in this order, apply from thinnest to thickest): CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Aquaphor - Healing Ointment Skin Protectant The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion dear, klairs - Fundamental Watery Oil Drop I didnโ€™t get this until recently, but I think it would help as well: LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask
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blendedbeautyblurbs
Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
Overnight soothing mask!
Overnight soothing mask!
Have you ever fallen in love with a product at first use? For me, it was the LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask This is an overnight replenishing mask that delivers intense moisture to help soothe redness and strengthen the skin barrier for healthier, less irritated skin. This contains Laneigeโ€™s own forest yeast thatโ€™s basically fermented and refined black yeast that was separated from green penny fern found growing in Jeju. This is supposed to provide an even stronger soothing and strengthening effect on the skin than traditional cica products that just contains only madecassocide. Other notable ingredients include squalane, glycerin, panthenol, shea butter, asiaticoside, madecassic acid, asiatic acid, tea tree leaf oil, and vitamin e. This has a luxuriously thick and rich emollient creamy texture that just envelopes the skin like a warm embrace. I find that this doesnโ€™t absorb fully so it creates a lovely moisturizing barrier thatโ€™s not greasy to help prevent water loss during the night. I love using this when my skin freaks out from over exfoliation or when itโ€™s just irritated and red. My skin always looks calmer, less red, and feels moisturized the following morning. Itโ€™s like my little magical quick fix overnight mask. Something worth mentioning is that this does contain cymbopogon martini oil which is an aromatic oil that gives this product a very faint herbal scent. It hasnโ€™t irritated my skin or cause me to breakout but itโ€™s worth mentioning if youโ€™re very sensitive to aromatics. Overall, this is a fantastic overnight sleeping mask for those with dry and sensitive skin. Youโ€™ll love the results it provides to your skin the following morning. I much prefer this one over their water sleeping mask so I definitely plan on repurchasing this again in the future. Have you guys tried this yet? If so, any thoughts on it? Rating: 5/5๐ŸŒŸ #CherieCreator #Laneige
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skincare.guy
Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
Laniege Cica Sleeping Mask
Laniege Cica Sleeping Mask
This is a reformulated version without added fragrance and specifically designed for sensitive skin. Iโ€™m honestly impressed with this creamy, hydrating mask! Itโ€™s great for those with sensitive skin and is designed to calm redness and tone down any inflammation. Iโ€™m a fan!
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glowopedia
Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
Very calming sleeping mask
Very calming sleeping mask
โญ๏ธ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ โญ๏ธ Laneige, Cica Sleeping Mask ($34 but price varies, Sephora, YesStyle, Amazon, https://www.octoly.com/c/hbv28/r/hb6dv) โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” โ‡›Beauty (โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ): This cousin to the water sleeping mask is for normal to sensitive skin, with cica (Centella Asiatica) as itโ€™s star ingredient. The texture on this is a true cream with no fragrance, unlike the gel texture of the water sleeping mask which also has a slight fragrance. Overall, this mask did a great job of sealing everything in. Itโ€™s fairly simple, so youโ€™ll need a hydrating toner (if you have dry skin) and actives, before applying this as your last layer. It plays well with all my other products, with no pilling or any other weird textural issues. Iโ€™ve also used this simply as a moisturizer, and it works great. I prefer this to the water sleeping mask, I think it does a better job of moisturizing the skin and love that it has no fragrance. It helped calm some breakouts Iโ€™ve been having, and making the area less inflamed. If you have sensitive or irritated skin, you might really enjoy this! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” โ‡›Business (โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ, arguably not cruelty free): Laneige was one of the first korean skincare brands I purchased, arguably my entry into Kbeauty. Iโ€™ve tried a variety of their products, and most have delivered on claims and were leaps and bounds better than what I could find in the US market for the price point. In that way, itโ€™ll always have a special place in my heart. Iโ€™m deducting points because itโ€™s not cruelty free. I am not sure whether the parent company, Amore Pacific, is cruelty free either. Cruelty Free Kitty reports that the company responded to her inquiry that they are cruelty free, however consumers report that they sell in mainland China. As always, make your own determination to how you feel about these activities. โ€จโ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€จPR sample for review purposes
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Business.Of.Beauty
Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
Calming sleeping mask for my acne prone skin!
Calming sleeping mask for my acne prone skin!
This has been my savior lately. I have got a huge zit on my chin which is red and there was a puss formation too earlier and this sleeping mask came to my rescue. It really calmed my skin and the zit and I could see a huge difference in the redness. LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask This is so so soothing to the skin and Hydrating at the same time. It's so rich and little goes a long way. You really need this life irrespective of any skin type. It's that good!!!! Have you tried this one? What are your thoughts?
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yourbeautyjournal
Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
What the heck is Cica!?
What the heck is Cica!?
Cica is the short term for centella asiรกtica and itโ€™s gaining a lot of popularity lately since itโ€™s a soothing ingredient. Itโ€™s for sensitized, damaged or irritated skin that needs calming. Itโ€™s also beautiful for decreasing redness within the skin! In particular this sleeping mask from Laneige has been very popular since itโ€™s super moisturizing and comforting to the skin to wear overnight! It heals up popped or open acne marks and any dry patches! Win win :) This is heavenly for me since I am so prone to redness, always scratch (๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–) my pimples and am dry as the dessert! Iโ€™ll definitely be looking for more products with this ingredient.
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glowwitherin
Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
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