oily-acne skin routine (AUG 2020)
✨ summertime calls for oil control and spf! here are some new pretty babies you could add to your skincare lineup ✨ the products TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
Salicylic acid face serums
Dry skin creams
Skin brightening treatments
Oil control treatments
Aug. 6, 2020
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bye bye boxes
🌸 its about time i got rid of all my empty boxes for some of my favorite products! 🌸 including the first tries Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment OLAY - Vitamin C Mask + AHA Resurfacing Peel pixi - BeautifEYE Murad - Time Release Acne Cleanser ERNO LASZLO - Pore Cleansing Clay Mask 🌸 and the old favorites! SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear Skin Days by Clarifying Serum SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream Concealer with 2% Salicylic Acid Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder
the ONE thing that my dermatologist says...
... it to go to a dermatologist if you have skin problems! and BE PATIENT. ✨ A licensed professional like a dermatologist, esthetician, or aesthetician is the best person to go to if you’re stuggling with acne or skin problems. Don’t trust every brand that touts clear skin products, particularly Clean and Clear and St. Ives. boo them. ✨ Me? I am oily and acne prone, and used to have a ton of nodules and deep set blemishes. It has taken years to get to the skin i have now. i learned the hard way not to scrub and dry out my skin. ✨ the product in my picture is Adapalene 0.3% which is prescription only. You can buy a weaker version called DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel that does the same thing. Adapalene is a type of retinoid that encourages skin cell turnover, helping both scars and active scne. ✨ I also currently use SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear Skin Days by Clarifying Serum Murad - Clarifying Cleanser
Instant glow while help fighing breakouts!!!
dermalogica - Clear Start Flashfoliant Foaming Exfoliator I have only been using this product for 11 days and I can not tell you how good the results are. It is a leave on chemical exfoliant to help clear out breakouts while giving you that natural glow. I usually apply this in the morning right after cleansing and then apply a light moisturizer to seal it in. Then quite often put my makeup on top if I am needing to leave the house. Make sure to apply sunscreen when using this product as tangerine peel extract will make your skin more sensitive when in the sun. The Clear Start range from Dermalogica is perfect for teenagers and people older who are beginning to try new skincare without breaking the bank! 8/10 recommend ❤ ingredients that make this product worth it!!! This product has a mixture of AHA's and BHA's which gently remove dead skin cells and oils. Salicylic Acid is a chamical exfoliant that penetrates into the skin and loves oil so it will break down the oil within your pores to leave you with a much softer and brighter complexion. Since it breaks down the oils it will help with removal of pimples and blackheads. While the tangerine peel extract will help brighten dull skin and get rid of scarring. Only reason why I put Acne breakout as a side effect, as once you begin to use this product the Salicylic acid will try and dissolve the oils and dead skin cells withon your pores which will lead to them rising to the top on your skin. The breakouts clear within a couple of days and soon you will have much softer and brighter skin.
✨ ACNE SERUM AWARDS ✨
if you have acne prone or oily skin these are the serums and treatments that WORK and i love! ✨ Number One: SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear Skin Days by Clarifying Serum ingredients: salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid texture: clear serum scent: none price: $12 for 1.69 notes: this is my favorite serum, it has a non-oxidizing packaging and you get the most bang for your buck ✨ Number Two: REVOLUTION - Targeted Blemish Serum 2% Salicylic Acid ingredients: salicylic acid, zinc texture: clear serum - takes some time to absorb scent: none price: $11.99 for 1oz notes: This formula helps treat and he’ll ask me, I like the dropper style but its not as sanitary as No. One. ✨ Number Three: dermalogica - Clear Start Flashfoliant Foaming Exfoliator ingredients: salicylic acid, tangerine peel extract, grapeseed extract texture: foam that absorbs quickly scent: strong medicinal-orange scent price: $25 for 3.5 oz notes: very reasonably priced, and has a lot of actives to treat acne, refine skin with AHAs, and remove scarring but it has a very very weird scent that some people with sensitive skin may not like
flawless base for oily-acne skin #cheriepartner
🌊 there’s no foundation in this picture! just concealer, powder, and healthy skin! here’s MY skin but BETTER! 🌊 a flawless base for makeup starts with SKINCARE. I’ve got oily, acne prone skin — though my acne is much dimenished! here’s what i do to treat, moisturize, protect, cover, and set my skin for the best base 🌊 1. Treat SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear Skin Days by Clarifying Serum i start with a serum that targets and acne and oil to kill spots and keep my skin hydrated and matte 🌊 2. Moisturize dermalogica - Clearing Defense Moisturizer SPF 30 it’s mattifying, has SPF, and is anti acne. this is just the best moisturizer i have ever found and its quite inexpensive and goes such a long way! 🌊 3. Protect Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 This mineral SPF is protective, effective, and MATTE. it makes a smooth and matte primer for makeup and a lil goes a long way 🌊 4. Cover SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream Concealer with 2% Salicylic Acid boom. acne treatment full coverage concealer that is inexpensive and combines skin care with makeup. 10/10. loveeee to put on my spots 🌊 5. Set SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Brush Set amazingly soft brushes that are as beautiful as they are practical Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder this matte powder comes in 3 shades for all your setting needs. it lasts all day and is not cakey at all! this is my third container.
🌟Oily-Acne Skin Moisturizer Awards 🌟
the best of the best for oily, acne prone skin like mine! ✨ Number One: dermalogica - Clearing Defense Moisturizer SPF 30 ingredients: willow bark, tapioca, green tea extract texture: Creamy scent: no scent finish: mattifying and keeps oil at bay price: $28 notes: this is my favorite because it has SPF 30 in it, keeps your skin Matte, and can treat acne. it literally goes on matte and stays that way, feels super lightweight and is in my budget ✨ Number Two: Dr. Jart+ - Teatreement Moisturizer ingredients: tea tree leaf extract, oil, green tea, aloe vera, chamomile, pinus pinaster bark, 4-terpineol texture: Joe moisturizer, not super fast absorbing scent: tea tree scent finish: natural price: $32 notes: this is really good for treating acne and keeping your skin less oily, but it doesn’t have any SPF in it. if you have sensitive skin, this is less strong than straight tea tree oil ✨ Number Three: it Cosmetics - Confidence in A Gel Lotion Weightless Moisturizer ingredients: ceramides, glycerin, cactus flower extract texture: clear gel scent: none finish: natural price: $36 notes: this is good if you have oily and dry skin at the same time, the gel moisturizer means that your skin isn’t going to be super oily, but you’re going to get the moisture that you need. it is a little pricey
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Milk makeup, is it worth it?
Over the past couple years I’ve really wanted to try out milk makeup and I thought the brands aesthetic was so pretty/ minimal. It’s perfect for a quick on the go person or someone who wants to look glam. Hydro grip primer, this is really good. It has become of my fave ones to use. It provides a great base for my foundation or even for my bb cream. It’s feel kinda like gel but not thick. Spreads easily and has a slight tackiness, also leaves my skin moisturized. The only downside is the smell, it’s kinda like a plastic/agave scent mixed together. The scent does fade which is great so it doesn’t linger around. $30 for 1.52 oz and $15 for 0.33 oz Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer Kush mascara, this one is in my top 5 fave ones to use. The bristles coat my lashes nicely and make them appear thicker. Doesn’t have a strong scent. When I apply them to my bottom lashes they don’t smudge onto my skin. $24 for 0.34 oz/10 ml and $12 for 0.13 oz/4 ml Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara Tattoo stamp in star, it’s super cute! I’ve had this well over a year and it’s still pretty pigmented. I use this on my lids, cheeks and anywhere on my face to give me that cute vibe. It lasts all day and hasn’t smudged on me. $12 and they come in lots of designs. Milk MAKEUP - Tattoo Stamp Kush lip balm in plushberry, it’s a sheer berry color. Moisturizes my lips and gives them a super cute tint. I’m definitely more into sheer colors and glosses. It has a slight minty scent to it that I love. $16 for 3g Milk MAKEUP - Kush Lip Balm Kush clear brow gel, it sets my brows nicely but it isn’t a strong hold. It’s more of medium. Doesn’t have a distinct smell which is good. $20 which is pretty expensive. Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Clear Brow Gel Holographic stick in supernova, I really like this. It pretty creamy and I like applying this with my fingers. Looks super cute as an eyeshadow as well. It’s more of a duochrome. It has a purple/blueish shift. I wish it had a bit more pigment in it. Currently on sale at Sephora for $18 for the full size 1 oz/28 g. Mini size $15 for 0.25 oz/7.1 g Milk MAKEUP - Holographic Stick Watermelon brightening serum, this was ok. Wasn’t my favorite. It feels nice on the skin, kinda moisturizing but I didn’t see any brightening effect. $36 for 1.2 oz/ 34g and $18 for 0.22 oz/ 6.25 g. Personally not worth the money. Milk MAKEUP - Watermelon Brightening Serum Cooling water stick, same as the watermelon serum and this wasn’t my favorite. Yes it moisturized a little bit but I saw no difference in my skin. Too expensive to buy and not worth the money for me. If you have the money for an overpriced “serum” go ahead and get this but just save your money for something else. Milk MAKEUP - Cooling Water Blur stick definitely not worth it. Bunched up too much. Milk MAKEUP - Blur Stick
Skincare for vegan extraterrestrials & humans 👽
KUSH stash bag set products RANKED: Last place: Milk MAKEUP - Cooling Water I just don’t really feel like this stick is doing anything? I even put it in the fridge for extra cooling powers 🥶 and still 🤷♀️ Almost last: Milk MAKEUP - Cooling Water Eye Patches These are just OKAY 😐 they are slightly cooling and I do enjoy going about my morning business with some eye patches on like a fancy heiress 👸🏻 BUT no visible results in my experience Middle of the pack: Milk MAKEUP - Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Hydrating Face Mask Very easy to apply, glides on real smooth and nothing says “I’m serious about skincare” like a full face of GREEN 🐸 I feared it would be drying but it does deliver on hydration 💦 skin afterwards is overall plump and moist (ugh that word) Runner up (get the flower bouquet 💐): Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara Volume! No clumps! LOVE ❤️ the brush and now it’s one of my regular rotation mascaras. The price for the full size is a bit steep but PRO TIP 🤫 the mini is the perfect amount of product that you will actually use it ALL before it gets all dry and gross. WINNER (tiara time 👑): Milk MAKEUP - Kush Lip Balm I can’t say enough about this stuff. It’s SO SO SO hydrating. Not at all sticky or goopy, feels like it is healing your lips and lasts longer than any other lip balm I’ve tried. Even in CANADIAN 🍁 WINTER keep my lips lovely 👄
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All the cleansers I have emptied in 2020!! Im still trying all different cleansers but one item I will definitely repurchase: FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm I feel all other ones are replaceable except for this one!
Filters are great, but great skin is BETTER!
Hi ladies! Okay so this is one of my favorite facial cleansers. (I have tried a lot, lol!) I have sensitive skin so I enjoy the gentle yet effective products. This cleansing product always leaves my skin feeling so fresh and soothed. This cleanse contains the “Japanese Luffa Fruit”. One of the main skin care benefits of this ingredient is that it acts as a natural detoxifier. Not only does the luffa fruit detoxify it also acts as a anti-inflammatory agent for the skin. I can honestly say that if I had to explain this product in a few works they would be DETOXIFY and DESTRESS so the luffa fruit extract is truly doing it’s job. My skin feels like brand new after using this product, feeling fresh is honestly an understatement. When I first encountered it I wanted to wash my face a million times a day because of the effect it had on my skin LOL!, I couldn’t get enough of it. The cleanser is somewhat like a watery thinned out jelly base with tiny pieces of the luffa fruit that act almost as a extremely gentle exfoliant in my opinion. This cleanse truly rids the skin of dirt and debris without stripping the skin barrier. You can use this product everyday morning and night. The aroma to this product is very light and fresh (I can’t stand anything with potent overbearing odor but do enjoy a little scent on occasion if it’s from natural extracts). It almost smells like green tea with a hint of citrus. I highly recommend this facial cleanser, you still not be dissatisfied!! Sometimes Sephora has the option of selecting the smaller size just do that at first to try it out. CHANGE IS GOOD 💋
How to Treat Dreaded ‘Maskne’ 🖤
With everything going on right now I know a lot of people (myself included right now) are wearing masks for 8+ hours. With this new addition to daily life a new problem I’ve been hearing a lot about right now is ‘maskne’ or mask acne. With your mask on your face all day causing irritation it’s perfectly normal to experience break outs. When I do get really bad break outs I tend to simplify my routine down to these basic steps: (disclaimer: I myself have oily, acne prone skin that is mainly grade 2) 1.) Cleanse - FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser A gel cleanser is best for oily skin. It’s also going to be best to get all the sebum, debris, and other gross stuff you may have under your mask from breathing in it all day. This one is gentle but effective without stripping your skin. 2.) Prep - GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum I always use niacinamide as a prep step. My favorite niacinamide serum is from Good Molecules. It’s only $6 and it absorbs really nicely into the skin without feeling sticky. This is going to help regulate oil control so you’re not over producing, calm down any inflammation your new break out may be experiencing, and help heal any pigmentation that might be left behind as the break out heals. 3.) Spot Treat - GEORGETTE KLINGER - Acne Spot Relief Then I go in with a spot treatment. I really like the Georgette Klinger spot treatment because it’s cream formula absorbs really well into the skin to dry out the break out properly without damaging the surrounding skin. It contains both salicylic acid and lactic acid so while it helping to shed dead skin cells from the face so sebum doesn’t get trapped underneath to create more break outs the salicylic acid goes deep into the pores and cleans it out. Another great option is the Clinique Acne Solutions Gel. 4.) Moisturize - FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya You always want to seal a routine with a good moisturizer. For oily skin I recommend a gel (with dry you’ll want a cream). This will help keep your skin hydrated while it’s healing without feeling too heavy. If you use too heavy of a cream with oily skin you have the potential of clogging the pores and with the mask on top it will just make things worse (With dry skin you don’t have to worry about this as much).
GEORGETTE KLINGER-Acne Spot Relief
Review my routine!
Hello everyone, I am going to show you my routine every night, I hope you can read it and my thoughts will help you! remember each product works differently depending on your skin type. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 1️⃣ I start by washing my face with fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash I really enjoy using this cleanser, It is my favorite since it leaves my skin super clean and refreshing, it has a cucumber smell that I love. 〰️ 〰️ 2️⃣ my next step is to spray YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha , I use this once I get my face clean and let it dry, also this is wonderful as a last step in my skin care routine in case I do a chemical peel or an enzyme powder to exfoliate. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 3️⃣ my third step I only do it when I have dark spots ( thanks to my hormonal acne) on my skin, and I really like Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution It feels super light, dries very quickly and I have noticed a difference in the area of my cheek where I have had dark spots. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 4️⃣ my fourth step is to apply my moisturizer GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer This is my favorite light weight moisturizer. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, it doesn’t freak out my oily T zone but still leaves my dry skin feeling nourished. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 5️⃣ don't forget to hydrate your lips 👄 so lastly I use LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Leaves my lips super hydrated, soft, I am so happy with this product, since I started using it the skin on my lips does not break like Before. if you got to last part, I hope it helps you some of my routine. 👏🏻 Thank you!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
Post Accutane Night Time Skin Care Routine
While on accutane I had a very simple skincare routine to allow the medication to do its thing. I’m 7 months post Accutane, and my face is still pimple free. Yay! My skin care concerns at this time is discoloration/dark spots and minimal scarring on one of my cheeks. In this routine I am using the Fresh Soy cleanser to cleanse. It’s so important to make sure you’re thoroughly cleansing your face so that the remaining products can properly penetrate the skin. I use esthetician Nayamka Roberts-Smith (@LABeautyologist)’s 60 second rule when cleansing. Cleansing your face with your fingers for 60 sec allows the cleanser ingredients to do their job. This method helps to soften the skin & dissolve sebum blockages a lot better. I then follow up with applying a hydrating toner (Laniege Cream Skin toner and moisturizer) to my face with my hands. Then 2-3x a week I go in with the exfoliating serum ( The Ordinary’s Mandelic Acid 10% + HA serum) to minimize texture and uneven skin tone. Mandelic acid is gentle and works great on hyperpigmentation on people with deeper skin tones. To end it all off, I use the Kate Somerville recovery cream. Cleanser - fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash Toner - LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer Serum -The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Moisturizer - Kate Somerville - DeliKate Recovery Cream Pro Tip: Wash your hands before washing your face!🧖🏾♀️ #CherieCreator
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
Morning Routine for Combo/Dry Skin
⛅️ Meet the morning shift ⛅️ I have a bunch of products I want to take pictures of but I feel very distracted with everything that’s going on so here’s some shots from a couple days ago ⛅️ Idk how I did it but after years of giving myself contact dermatitis, minor chemical burns, and adult acne, I’ve finally cracked it. My skin has been almost perfect lately. So here’s my current morning and I will be posting my nighttime routine soon. ⛅️ Cleanser: ☀️Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser ⛅️ Eye Cream: ☀️Drunk Elephant C Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream (also the best eye cream I’ve ever used and I ran out right after posting this 🤦🏻♀️) 🌥 Essences (Pictured in the last two photos): ☀️Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence ☀️Byroe Bitter Greens Essence Toner ☀️DHC CoQ10 Lotion ⛅️ Vitamin C Serum: ☀️Drunk Elephant C Firma Vitamin C Day Serum ⛅️ Hydrating Serum: ☀️Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum ⛅️ Oil: ☀️Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil ⛅️ Moisturizer: ☀️Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer ⛅️ Sunscreen (Not Pictured): ☀️ Farmacy Green Defense OR ☀️ Purito Green Level
HELP: STARTING A NEW ROUTINE?! 🤪
Hey all!! I’m newer to the skin scare space and looking for AM/PM routine suggestions. My skin is normal/combo and recently I’ve been having frequent dehydration which may be due to extra exercise in my daily routine. I’m looking for products to keep my skin CLEAN, HYDRATED, PROTECTED, PLUMP and GLOWY. I do have acne scars on my forehead, sides of my face, and chin. My most acne prone area is around my chin and it has been like this for the past few months- breakouts in that area every other day. I’ve been looking into the following products to help my skin: Cleanser: CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser Possible along with the CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skinfor my acne problem area hydration: PAULA'S CHOICE - Hyaluronic Acid Booster Or The Ordinary - Marine Hyaluronics Or DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum For hydration Evening skin tone: PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Boosterfor evening skin tone For additional serums/essences to make the skin appear more glowy/youthful I was thinking of trying: Krave - Great Barrier Relief Or TATCHA - Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum Exfoliation: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator Moisturizer: Open to suggestions. Heard good things about CeraVe and Youth to the People The products I’m using now are Okay but I would like to step it up and have clear glowy skin without needing to use makeup :) I appreciate any suggestions/tips from more experienced skin care lovers 💖💖
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
drunk elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream: i would use this as a spot treatment, about every other day. Its my first time using retinol and it is a high concentration 1% which is why i decided to start of slowly. I’ve been using it for 3mo now and i’ve seen a difference. New pimple/redness would be gone overnight, and my hyperpigmentation has faded over time. It does take commitment when using this product. You won’t see results overnight. It is pricey, so if you have the money, i would recommend this product. drunk elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night serum: i use this twice a week. I apply it on dry skin, as recommended. It does tingle but subsides after a few minutes. Overnight, i feel that my face is smooth like a baby’s butt. I was really surprised on how well this works. It has AHA/BHA mostly AHA which works on the skins surface and helps unglue the dead skin cells so you can expose the new layer of skin. You do need to follow with a sunscreen the morning after. All drunk elephant are pricey, but would recommend 100% Farmacy Green Clean cleansing balm: first time using a cleansing balm and works so much better at removing my waterproof mascara. A little goes a long way depending on how much makeup you wear. I dont use much, but i do use sunscreen everyday (i try my best) and double cleansing is a must! Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer: i use this every morning, after washing my face with water only. I dont usually wash my face in the morning unless i workout or feel the need to. This product works as a two in one: toner & moisturizer. I do have combo/oily skin, and some may say its too greasy for oil skin, but at night i use harsh ingredients and i like to use this to restore my skin barrier and moisturize my skin as my night time routine can be drying.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
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