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Three products for acne scars: which is better?

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leah0
[REN - Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Toner]👎 What it is: A toner that will exfoliate and brighten your complexion while being gentle enough to use daily. My experience: I tried this product due to the rave reviews it had received. I’m far from being a rookie when it comes to using acids like AHAs, BHAs, PHAs, etc. - so I was curious about Ren’s Steady Glow AHA toner. I Enjoyed the size and packaging right off the bat. It has a slight tingling effect immediately after use (not a foreign effect for topical acids) but did burn my skin. It left me with tight, irritated, sensitive skin - the affected areas were almost mask-like, in the pattern of the toner application. So for acid newbies and seasoned users, use caution when applying this product! [SkinCeuticals - Phyto Corrective]👍 What it is: A hydrating, soothing gel serum with botanical ingredients ideal to calm and hydrate skin while improving visual redness My experience: I love this stuff! This feels sooo good on your skin- it is a thin texture that soothes, hydrates, and absorbs quickly. I've seen great results in diminishing my red marks in only 2 weeks! I highly recommend getting a sample of this or buying it to try. You will not regret it! [THE ORDINARY - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%]❓ What it is: A high-strength vitamin and mineral blemish formula with 10 percent pure niacinamide and one percent zinc PCA. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. A high 10 percent concentration of this vitamin is supported in the formula by zinc PCA to balance visible aspects of sebum activity. My experience: I did not feel any reaction or any side effects from using this, other than a slight tingle a few minutes after the first time I applied. The texture is slightly thicker than what I was expecting and does give a tacky finish however it disappears within a minute or two after application.After about 3 weeks of using this, I noticed a reduction in pore size and less blackheads. But NO HELP to my acne scars....
Apr. 21, 2020
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thedxritoim pretty sure it takes a while to see results from niacinamide! i would also suggest the alpha arbutin, azelaic acid, or any of their vitamin c from the ordinary!
Sep. 8, 2020·1 like
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I’m talking Baby, like face 👶🏻🧠
Hey beauties! I needed to share my feedback about these SkinCeuticals products because I am beyond impressed by the quality and results. The products are pricey but they are well worth it. Consider your skin an investment and spending the money will only help preserve and grow your investment. It’s like your own personal company you get to look at everyday! SkinCeuticals’ products are a MUST to have in your skincare collection. Not only have I struggled with hyperpigmentation ever since I began incorporating birth control into my life I used to WORSHIP the sun and tanning beds! (so glad I’m out of the Jersey shore baked look days, lol) don’t get me wrong I love a nice glow when Im feeling pale which is why I use St. Tropez Self Bronzing Foam ( I will post before and after pictures and blog about that for you guys interested in a sunless tanner that gives a natural appearance, Oompa Loompa skin is not welcome around here!) So anyhow, I began researching skin care companies that were backed by science since who doesn’t like a formula calculated to perfect your skin concerns! Tip: Since SkinCeuticals is backed by science the company invests directly into your skin, there is no aroma, it is fragrance free, if you want something that smells good spray some perfume on you, fragrance free is the way to be! Here’s the products I LOVE: For Hyperpigmentation, melasma, or discoloration concerns: CE Ferulic Serum - this serum provides the skin with a bright plump hydrated appearance. lightweight product, Phyto+- lifts darkened pigment, plumps dull skin PhloretinCF- lifts darkened pigment For hydrating/plumping skin: A.G.E Moisturizer- hydrates skin beyond belief ( I’m not a water drinker and feel like spongebob everyday so I NEED a product that keeps my skin full of moisture) Anti-aging PM- 0.5 Retinol : START SLOW FIRST , less is more as mies van der rohe would say, quick and effective skin cell turn over , repairs dead skin cells and helps new and healthy skin grow faster. I suggest about a pea size of this and use 1-2x a week first then everyday after your skin has adjusted. Retinol makes the skin VERY sensitive to light so PLEASE use an spf 50! Face wash- Skinceuticals gentle cleanser , the name says it al, it’s a gentle combination yet gets the job done
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PaigeCogs
#nomorepigmentation
Let’s first start with a major component in “preventing” pigmentation which is sunscreen. It prevents photo damage that leads to brown spots and post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation. My absolute favorite sunscreen and the one I have been using personally for 10 years is elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 Retinoids- They work by increasing the rate of cell turnover. It helps to fade dark spots, acne marks, melasma, sun spots, and liver spots. Just be careful since retinoids can also cause irritation and redness, you don’t want to cause any more pigmentation to your skin. A good over the counter retinoid is DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump which once used to be a prescription, is now available over the counter. Glycolic acid- A popular ingredient used in many skincare products because it works so well at reducing discoloration, getting rid of dead skin cells, and creating new skin cells. It keeps pores clean and reduces hyperpigmentation. A favorite, super affordable, and one I also use personally is The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Be careful because it may not be suitable for all especially sensitive and darker skin types. Azelaic acid- Believed to work just as good as hydroquinone. It speeds up cell turnover and reduces inflammation. A great acid for all skin types and even safe to use during pregnancy. A great option is PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster I love adding a drop or two to my moisturizer. Vitamin c- A holy grail ingredient for many and myself. A vital component of any skincare routine. Vitamin C works a lot like retinol, inhibiting the production of melanin. Not only does it lighten dark spots, it helps to brighten your complexion. Vitamin C helps to prevent hyperpigmentation, and is most helpful when used in the AM. My absolute favorite hands down is SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum I have yet to find me a better vitamin c serum. Kojic acid- This also like retinol and vitamin c reduces the production of melanin. This ingredient is also a favorite in products because of how well it works to even skin tone, treat acne and acne marks. A favorite product SKINCEUTICALS - Phyto + Hydrating Botanical Serum With Kojic Acid Alpha Arbutin- it works by decreasing the activity of melanocytes. Alpha Arbutin is known to safely and visibly brighten skin and fade pigmentation. It reduces melanin formation, improves appearance of age spots, freckles, melasma, and post inflammatory pigmentation. An amazing and affordable product is THE inkey LIST - Alpha Arbutin Brightening Serum It is a great simple formulation, and super affordable. Incorporate one or more of these ingredients into your skincare routine to achieve great results in reducing pigmentation
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SoSonaSkincare
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No-Makeup Monday! (and a guide to hormonal acne)
I'm very proud of my skin right now considering I'm on my period and extremely hormonal. Of course the texture is THERE and REAL. (The lighting is just good.) On my period I usually get whiteheads on my nose & chin, painful mild acne on my hairline, & small annoying texture alllll over my cheeks. Which I AM experiencing, but I've been keeping under control better then ever! Do you experience hormonal acne? ⬇️ DON'T PICK, SQUEEZE, OR POP (or just keep it to a minimum) I get it, it's tempting, and our anxiety can get to us. Honestly, in my opinion, sometimes it's harmless. I removed a blackhead yesterday and immediately took the precautions afterwards. But I used to sit in front of my mirror for so long just picking at my entire face. Until I would step back and cry because my skin looked so ruined, red, and inflammed. I would cancel any plans I had coming up and dwell in my room. Get enough SLEEP! 💤 A good sleep schedule is so important for your skin, and not just when you're on your period. (But it definitely does help.) I've been on vacation and getting more sleep then normal. I've definitely noticed a difference in my skin! Keep your hair out of your face! 🚫 I never realized how much I could control the texture on my cheeks by just keeping my hair up & away from my face. It minimizes irritation and the spread of bacteria so much! Wash/switch out your pillowcases! 🛏 On my period I try to switch out my pillowcases after 2 consecutive uses. So every other night. I've noticed a huge difference in my hormonal acne by doing this. When i'm not on my period I switch them out every week. (or at least I try to.) But your pillowcase collects so much bacteria, even from your hair! And I definitely don't want my hair grease & products transferring onto my skin the next night. Don't overexfoliate or overuse treatments!⚠️ This was one of my biggest mistakes in the past, especially when on my period. I would go crazy on acids to try to clear up my skin. It's better to keep it consistent, or even go easier on your skin. Typically I do some kind of exfoliating every night, switching out between BHA and AHA's. So I use BHA about 3 times a week and AHA about 3 times a week. (And in the morning a vitamin C.) But this week, a few nights I used my COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence And my La Roche Posay Toleriane fluide Oil free Moisturizer, and called it good. (A review about this moisturizer coming soon!) Other products that I love for my hormonal acne ⬇️ REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Toner FARMACY - Deep Sweep elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Kate Somerville - EradiKate Acne Treatment CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
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Ali.Ashley
Ending 2020 on a brighter note ✨
Ending off the year on a brighter note ✨ ⠀ We all dream of having bright glowing skin but if you’re anything like me, hyperpigmentation can get in the way of that. That’s why I’m going to let you in on my little secret... ⠀ @renskincare Glow Tonic! This magic potion will not only help fade your hyperpigmentation but it will make your skin glow like you’ve never seen it before. I have used this product for the last 8 months (this is my second bottle) and I have seen incredible results. ⠀ I like to use it in the morning (with spf of course!) and let it work it’s magic throughout the day. I have never had a problem with irritation of purging but I do recommend patch testing before diving in. ⠀ It retails for $38 and has a pump applicator which I love. Just pump it onto a cotton pad and apply all around your skin doing a few swipes over your dark spots! Over time the lactic acid salicilin and axel of acid will work its magic to deliver beautiful glowing skin! ⠀ Have you tried the glow tonic?! REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Toner * don’t forget to check out my Instagram @prettyasapeachhh for more skincare related posts
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My Secret Blackhead Removal Products
My Secret Blackhead Removal Products
Once upon a time, I thought acne was just a phase that would pass as I grew out of adolescence. I was partly right, where large pimples did fade away; however, a new enemy has emerged called the blackhead, and I have been struggling with it to date. I hope to put an end to this, or at least reduce the appearance of blackheads. I turned to two famous blackhead-eliminating products, including The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA and La Roche-Posay Effaclar K(+). So far, I am very impressed with the results. My Skin Condition: I have very oily skin, and as a result, I am more likely to have breakouts and blackheads due to the oil, dirt, and dead skin cells clogging my pores, leaving me with enlarged pores and uneven skin texture. But what are blackheads exactly? They are small, black or dark-colored bumps that appear on your skin from clogged hair follicles. Blackheads are simply whiteheads that have opened and widened. When the contents of a whitehead expose to air, they darken. Fortunately, they are only a mild type of acne. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% HA  The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary Lactic Acid is such a fantastic product, given its affordable price. Essentially, it is a chemical exfoliate, good for hyperpigmentation, oily and congested skin, and fine lines. I felt that it reduced the appearance of blackheads since they form due to clogged pores. My skin looks brighter and feels smoother the next day. Texture: A lightweight and watery serum that spreads well and gets absorbed quickly, and is very slightly sticky. Scent: It is not too overwhelming nor unpleasantly artificial. Good to know: I only apply this product at night and would use a generous amount of sunscreen in the morning because it contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which can make the skin more prone to sunburn. La Roche-Posay Effaclar K(+) #LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar K(+) Anti-Blackhead Moisturiser[products]# The Effaclar K(+) is a well known anti-blackhead moisturizer in the skincare community, and I can confirm that it lives up to its fame. Only after one application, my skin already feels detoxified and purified like a fresh skin feeling that lasts all day long. I have been using this product for weeks now, and I noticed that my skin texture is smoother and that pores are unclogging, which reduces blackheads. Texture: Light, watery that absorbs instantly into the skin and mattifies the skin. Ingredients: Includes carnosine that protects skin by reducing oxidation, air licium that mattifies the skin by absorbing 150 times its volume in sebum, and LHA and Salicylic Acid, which micro-exfoliates the skin’s surface and unclogs pores.
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Jess_HHH
Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
Main for combination skin
Main for combination skin
The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% fresh - Rose Deep Hydration Toner MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater These are my skincare routine for daily AM and PM.Fresh toner is really good for normal to combination skin and also really work on my face. After using for a month,my face is getting soft and decrease the large pore. My work is going to work in an outside.And my skin is directly touch my sun so my skin is red and hot !In that time ,that spray is start to use. That spay is super work after the sun burn. Redness is getting lost and cold. And final step !Ordinary is my super favourite skincare. This is my 3rd bottles.My skin is combination and sometimes causes whiteheads and breakout.That's time ,i always use the ordinary.After used for 3times ,the aces and whiteheads are disappear because it contains the zinc that zinc works for ace treatment very well.Niacinamide also work for dark spots and aces mark and also balancing the skin. If you have these problems , you must to use the Ordinary.You will really like it that i must say.☺️
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Treaza
Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
MARIO BADESCU-Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
battle of the acne serums!
battle of the acne serums!
✨ the lineup SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear Skin Days by Clarifying Serum vs REVOLUTION - Targeted Blemish Serum 2% Salicylic Acid vs THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum ✨ My winner: Clear Skin Days Clarifying Serum while these three products are super similar and interchangeable (i have owned all three!) this serum wins because it is Vegan, Clean, uses only active and healthy ingredients, and gives you the most amount of product for the least amount of money. I would still recommend all three for anyone struggling with acne! Breakdown of Chosing ✨ the ingredients Clear Skin Days: BHA (salicylic acid) and hyaluronic acid, clean certified (4/5) Revolution: BHA (salicylic acid) and witch hazel, not vegan or leaping bunny certified (3/5) Inkey List: BHA (salicylic acid), hyaluronic acid, zinc, clean certified (5/5) Inkey List and Revolution tie! ✨ product use Clear Skin Days: clear serum, easy to rub in, no fragrance (5/5) Revolution: clear serum, goes white when rubbed on skin, have to wait for it to set in, no fragrance (3/5) Inkey list: clear serum, easy to rub in, no fragrance (5/5) Clear skin days and Inkey list tie! ✨price Clear skin days: $12 for 1.76 oz; $6.82/oz Revolution: $11 for 1 oz Inkey List: $10.99 for 1 oz Clear skin days is the cheapest and gives you the most product for your buck!
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kitty.skin
Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum
THE inkey LIST-Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum
Are Hyped & Popular Skincare Products Really That Good?
Are Hyped & Popular Skincare Products Really That Good?
Often, I get curious about whether all those hyped and popular skincare products on the market truly live up to their reputation. Today, I will be sharing a few thoughts on two products that I have been hearing a lot about these days, including the Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask and The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10%+ HA. Skin type + concerns: Before I dive in, I’ll share my skin type and concerns. I have extremely oily skin with inner dryness. Because of this, I have enlarged pores and rough skin textures. Furthermore, I have acne-prone skin as well as uneven skin tone. On top of all those problems, I have sensitive skin. So, I am very picky about skincare products. Swisse - Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask This is a clay mask, ideally for normal to oily skin, and the rave about this product is that it claims to be very effective in drawing out impurities and toxins, refining the appearance of pores, and improving skin texture for a glowing complexion. Key ingredients: What made this clay mask special is the ingredients that it includes such as Manuka honey, charcoal and Australian white kaolin clay. Manuka honey can improve the skin by getting rid of dead cell debris and has anti-inflammatory effect, which is perfect for acne-prone and sensitive skin. Charcoal and white kaolin clay work wonders by helping to promote a deep skin cleanse, remove dead skin cells, minimise the appearance of pores, absorb excess oil and draw out impurities. Texture: It is in a dark grey, relatively thin paste that can be spread across the face easily. After a few minutes of application, it dries into a crust that can be easily washed off with just lukewarm water. Scent: I was surprised by the strong chemical scent and really disliked it even after multiple uses. Price: $20 / 70g Very affordable Effect: This is so far the most moisturising clay mask that I have tried. My skin feels soft and smooth after application, but didn’t give me a refreshing, cleansed sensation like the other clay masks that I have tried. I only use this product once a week for a deep cleanse to avoid drying out my skin. I would apply it to clean and dry skin, wait for 10 minutes or until it feels firm and dry, then rinse off with warm water. Lastly, follow up with a moisturizer. Final verdict: I was not impressed with this product compared to its hype. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the product and think that it does a good job. However, it didn’t stand out from the other clay masks that I have tried and I hated the scent. I would still recommend this product to my friends with dry to normal skin because it is very moisturising for a clay mask. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA Another highly raved about skincare product is this chemical exfoliate from The Ordinary. It claims to be good for hyperpigmentation, oily and congested skin, and fine lines.  Key ingredients: 1) Lactic Acid, which is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) that exfoliates the skin. 2) Tasman pepperberry, which reduces visible signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation. Texture: Watery texture that gets absorbed into the skin very quickly. Leaves a slightly sticky finish. Scent: Not too overpowering or unpleasantly artificial. Price: $6.8 / 30ml very affordable Effect: I felt that I have less breakouts since they form from congested pores. My skin looks a lot brighter and feels smoother the next day after using. I only apply this product at night and when my skin troubles are serious because chemical exfoliate can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Final verdict: I love it! It is very effective and affordable. I will definitely recommend it to people who share the same skin type and concerns as me. It truly lives up to the hype.
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Jess_HHH
Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
For clear skin even if you’re sensitive!
For clear skin even if you’re sensitive!
a.My skin type is combination, often with hormonal acne during parts of the month. I generally have pretty balanced skin! b.This product includes 10% Lactic Acid – which is an AHA exfoliator that gently penetrates the skin to clean out pores and renew skin. Lactic acid is one of the gentlest acids so it’s great for beginners or anyone who has more sensitive or reactive skin. This serum also includes hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the skin and provide extra moisture as the Lactic acid exfoliates. c.The texture can tend to pill up a little which is one of the few cons of this product. It has a thick viscous feeling on the skin, but most of the time I find it sinks in well as long as you use the appropriate amount. The packaging is a classic Ordinary glass bottle, which makes it recyclable. The size of the product is also great and has lasted me a long time since you only need a few drops for full effectiveness. d.I use this product 2-3 times a week – first I wash my face, then apply toner and let it absorb completely. After that, I take a few drops of the acid into my palms and gently tap it into my skin until it’s completely absorbed. After that, I follow with a hydrating moisturizer and oil! In the morning, I’m super diligent about applying SPF! My skin overall really loves lactic acid so with consistent usage, I get less breakouts, more even skin, and generally a more even texture with reduced forehead bumps! e.I would 100% recommend this product to a friend, and honestly give it 5 stars! the only thing that I don’t love is that the formula can be a bit tacky sometimes depending on the toner that I apply underneath it, but it’s just so affordable and effective that I’m willing to overlook that!The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA #cheriecreator
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thehappyskinglow
Lactic Acid 10% + HA
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
Lactic acid for sensitive skin
Lactic acid for sensitive skin
{What are the claims?} A gentle exfoliating serum designed to help skin appear brighter, more even, & minimizing acne while Providing hydration. Some info ; it’s 10% lactic acid, so it’s gentle even for sensitive skin. It also has low molecule hyaluronic acid so it hydrated and doesn’t dry the skin out. {Texture/Consistency?} It is a lightweight gel formula. {My thought?} I bought this 2 weeks ago from Sephora and I’ve been alternating this with my Honeymoon glow serum to help with my hormonal Breakouts and I really like it! I haven’t broken out or had any reactions, and it doesn’t tingle or burn from the acids. I feel my skin looks a bit more “smooth & shiny” the next day as if I’ve had a peel from a facial. I don’t think it helped me with my acne or acne scars but my pores look smaller! My skin looked brighter. It was gentle yet effective for my sensitive dry skin. {Is it worth price Vs. Size?} Yes! For 1 oz. it was only $12.99 and a little bit of product goes a long way! I would recommend it to anyone with uneven skin tone or texture ! THE inkey LIST - Lactic Acid Serum
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gabriella
Lactic Acid Serum
THE inkey LIST-Lactic Acid Serum
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