No makeup clear skin goals
Whats better than a smooth makeup finish? A smooth makeup base aka clear skin! Lets talk about the ideal routine: The ideal skin routine contains a double cleanse, an exfoliating product (or two), a vitamin c product, a hyaluronic acid product, a retinol, antioxidants and a good moisturizer and of course SUNSCREEN. My double cleanse compromises of a cleansing balm VO BEAUTY - Milky Melt-away Cleansing Balm
Hyaluronic acid face serums
Makeup removing balms
GROUNDED SAGE SKINCARE
Sep. 19, 2020
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Retinol alternative for sensitive skin!
Did you know bakuchiol is found in the seeds and leaves of a Babchi plant? PRODUCT: Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Smoothing Serum is a natural anti-aging serum that acts similarly to a retinol. It’s meant to gently fight signs of aging, improve skins texture and hyperpigmentation. The highlighted ingredients are: 💜Bakuchiol- helps with skin texture and brightness, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and controls acne. 💜Polyhydroxy Acids- (aka PHAs) are chemical exfoliants and help remove dead skin and also help other ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin 💜Tremella Mushroom- nourishes skin, improves elasticity, slows skin aging process, and brightens complexion. MY THOUGHTS: This has been my first experience with Bakuchiol and I’m loving it! I think this is a gentle alternative for retinol, especially for those with sensitive skin. I’ve noticed my skin looks brighter and smoother. I specifically use this serum when my skin is acting up and it does a great job at controlling my blemishes. The texture feels extremely light but a little sticky (due to the Tremella Mushroom) which I don’t mind because the application of other products takes the stickiness away. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a retinol alternative! SIDE NOTE: 🌱🐰♻️ This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging
Ingredients to Build your Routine Around
I am 35 years old with two kids. I have dry / normal skin. My top concerns are fine lines & wrinkles, preventing aging, dullness, and dark circles. When I started my skincare routine, all I knew was that I started to notice fine lines & wrinkles and wanted to buy new products for “anti-aging”. After a lot of research, here are my Top 5 Ingredients with proven benefits for 30s Skin: 1. Retinol Retinol is a powerhouse for wrinkles. It is a synthetic derivative of Vitamin A. It alters the behaviour of aged skin cells. It smooths skin texture, enhances radiance and treats aging. Retinol can be irritating to skin, so build up your tolerance gradually starting with a lower percentage and only 1-2 days per week. DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream Murad - Ready, Radiant, Retinol SKINCEUTICALS - Retinol 0.3 SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Sleeping Night Oil If you need an alternative to retinol because you have sensitive skin or you are pregnant or breastfeeding, bakuchiol is a good plant-based all natural alternative to retinol or rosehip oil is high in Vitamin A. HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil 2. Vitamin C A potent antioxidant that helps reduce skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation, and promotes healthier collagen production. It neutralizes free radical damage and great for AM routine. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Time to Wake Up Duo SUNDAY RILEY - CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum 3. Exfoliate / AHAs Exfoliation is about boosting cell turnover. You should do it twice a week. Use different acids like lactic acid and glycolic acid. Build up a tolerance. You can use toners, serums, or creams. Kate Somerville - Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum 4. Peptides Peptides preserve and boost collagen production. Peptides are short chain amino acids that act as building blocks for proteins such as collagen. It improves the appearance of firmness and wrinkles. Extensive research supports that peptides improve skin function and appearance. The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' OLAY - Wrinkle Correction Serum with Vitamin B3+ Collagen Peptides PAULA'S CHOICE - Peptide Booster 5. Hydration In your 30s your skin tends to get dehydrated. Hydration will plump up skin. Add a hydrating toner, facial spray, hyaluronic acid serum. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 **BONUS** SPF Never forget you sunscreen ☀️
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An amazing brand with a great vitamin c serum!
I love Three Ships Beauty formulates with all natural ingredients and uses the best natural products to deliver the best results, and effectively! I also love that they have an ingredient glossary on their site to show just how transparent they are with their ingredients! So Dew Drops is a vitamin-c serum with hydrating capabilities. The vitamin c content comes from the kakadu plum- which I’ve learned is actually the worlds highest source of vitamin c 😱 and has the potential to brighten, anti-age, neutralize free radicals and flush out toxins with its antioxidant capability. The serum is also formulated with tremella mushroom- or snow mushroom which is rich is hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and gluconic acid- two humectants and great hydrators 🙌🏼 When I first swatched this I wanna as shocked how smooth it made my skin feel within seconds! Its a gel serum and feels a tiny but jelly but once worked into the skin, feels like water and soaks up so amazingly. My skin has been feeling so smooth since I started using it 🧖🏼♀️ And always, you can save 20% with my affiliate code Leena20 at @threeshipsbeauty checkout, if you want to try a new vitamin c serum- this is the one! #cheriepartner
My favorite serums- Vitamin C edition
Vitamin C serums are hard. You need to find a good one thats stable, has good packaging to maintain the stability, and you have to be able to recognize when its oxidized. I’ve found some great vit c serums that you need to use up right away- and some that are a bit more stable. L-ascorbic acid is the most unstable form of vitamin c, and all of these serums contain that ingredient. Probably the best two in terms of stability are the VICHY - LiftActiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoules and NEOSTRATA - Vitamin C Concentrate as they are single use products encapsulated in a single use packet like a capsule (neostrata) or an ampoule (vichy). Technically, VICHY - LiftActiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoules is a two-use product as you’re supposed to use half an ampoule during the day and the other half at night, but thats still a good way to keep the product stable. These ahould be stored in the dark to maintain their stability as well. I have to say I favour the Neostrata one because of the texture. Its such a silky texture, it doesnt feel liquidy like the rest, which my oily skin lovesss. OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum has an opaque package so light wont be able to get through, keeping the product stable for longer. It is naturally orange/yellow due to the banana powder in the product to immediately brighten the skin, so its hard to tell if its oxidized, but with its type of packaging, and if you use it up right away (no rotation) you should be good. three ships - Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum is a natural product source of vitamin c. The l-ascorbic acid content is from the kakadu plum making this product more stable as the vit c source is a plant extract and not the unstable chemical itself. I do have a coupon code to allow you to save 20% on their products- Three Ships is an amazing natural skincare brand! Enter LEENA20 at checkout! Lastly, VIVIER - Radiance Serum has the most stable formula- wirh vitamin e and ferulic acid to help keep the vitamin c in its most stable form, and its stored in a black bottle, keeping light from penetrating. It comes out as a clear serum, so itll be easy to detect oxidization. If used up right away, you should be good too. #cheriepartner
Vo Beauty Review
This cleansing balm is LEGIT. It works sooo well, I love how effective it is as removing makeup, not leaving any residue, and not leaving an oily feeling when washed off. My favourite thing about this cleansing balm is 🔊 IT DOES WELL WITH WATER 🔊 This is a game changer for me personally, because I used cleansing balms and oils in the past that wouldnt wash off with water, and so I found myself wiping the melted residue off with a cotton pad. Now, thats not bad at all, and actually wiping off with a cotton pad is really effective, but for me, a cleansing balm is supposed to be this sustainable step that omits having to use disposable cotton pads. If you have reusable ones, that definitely helps, but honestly I dont gave very many so I find myself using the disposable ones alot and I’m trying to end that part of my life BUT I digress. Bottom line is I love that this washes off with water, and actually the addition of water emulsifies the product, making for a better, more effective makeup removal ✨ It doesnt foam up like a cleanser or anything, it quite literally forms a milky texture, which feels very soothing and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. This makes it definitely dry-skin friendly, but its even great for oily skin since it doesnt leave behind an oily or greasy film, yet leaves the skin feeling hydrated. I have combo-oily skin and I definitely feel like this product fits my skin type 💯 Definitely recommend to anyone. . This is a loval Canadian brand, they make so many great products, I’ve talked about the Manuka Glow mask before- this brand is definitely worth checking out. If you’re interested I have a code Leena10 that helps you save 10% off their products ☺️
New Cleansing Balm
I was introduced to this new cleansing balm by Vo Beauty and I think its amazing and so unique. Ive used other cleansing balms before and actually found them really effective in removing makeup, but annoying to wash off. Typically they do not wash off with water and I don’t immediately cleanse over top of the balm, so I found myself removing them with a cotton pad, which I felt was kind of counterintuitive to the purpose of a cleansing balm. Enter Milky Melt Away. Really unique and effective ingredients and the best part about this is that it emulsifies when you add water 🤯 This made it so easy to wash off and didnt even feel greasy once it was removed! There was definitely no filmy residue and actually made my skin feel really clean. I loved it. I normally go in with a toner just to be sure my double cleanse did in fact remove everything and I’m happy to report that this, in addition to my regular cleanser afterwards left 0 makeup residue behind. I was squeaky clean. Gifted, thoughts are my own, and I have a code to help you save 10% with this brand because I truly love their products and think everyone should try them. Enter Leena10 at checkout!
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Worth the hype? Best hyaluronic serum?
VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum It seems that everyone has been raving about this product and rightfully so. It is light weight and can easily incorporate into your day/ night skincare routine. This serum’s base is mineral rich volcanic water—89% to be exact, and contains “15 skin-loving minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, and manganese that work to moisturize skin, re-balance its pH, and protect against pollutants.” — Vichy Another bragging point, is that this product contains only 11 ingredients — clean, allergy tested, dermatologist tested , and Vegan. We all know what an amazing ingredient hyaluronic acid is for our skin—plumps and retain moisture. And this product does just that. It’s so simple and I would definitely recommend this for friends that have very sensitive skin. The only set back about this brand (in general) is that I’m not 100% sure of their cruelty free status. According to their site they do not test on animals but it seems that they currently sell/ market their products in China — which requires animal testing. Maybe this is old news? And if not, hopefully one day that’ll change. So I use it and love it with hesitation and I’m not sure if I would repurchase after I finish the bottle. Maybe I’ll change my mind- who knows. If that (cruelty-free status) is not a factor when you buy/ use cosmetics than go for it! It is $30 and it’s super accessible- available on Ulta*, CVS, Walgreens, Vichy.com, Skinstore.com. If you find yourself on a budget, get it at CVS. There’s always a sale and of course coupons. ** Ulta has them in 3 sizes. Here are some hyaluronic acid serums that are confirmed 🐰cruelty-free: THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Please share your favorites below. Thank you. Be Kind, Stay Beautiful
Why to Add HA Serum to your Routine
The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid serum is a cult favourite. It has won an Allure Beauty Award in 2019. It retails for only $6.80 CAD. When winter came and I was noticing that my skin was feeling dry by midday it was an easy decision to add it to my routine! Claims It is a pure vegan hyaluronic acid that includes low, medium and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, at a concentration of 2%. It is supported by Vitamin B5 for enhanced hydration. It targets dryness. Good for all skin types. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Hyaluronic Acid helps plump fine lines and improves elasticity and dryness. It’s a great addition to your skincare routine once you are in your 30s to help with hydration, as the amount of HA in our skin decreases as we get older. HA is sugar that is found naturally in our skin. It can hold 1000x its weight in water. Eating a diet with lots of fruits & vegetables with antioxidants can also help us retain HA. HA can we found in HA serums, an addition to serums with other actives, and creams. HA plays well with most other ingredients. A cream or serum with HA in different molecular weights allows it to seep into different layers of skin. HA are typically less expensive than other serums such as Vit C. It works best when applied to a damp face or before a water-based serum or moisturizer because it pulls the water into your skin. Otherwise it could pull the water out of your skin. My Experience The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The serum is clear and easily applies. I don’t experience any tackiness. When I first introduced this product to my routine I was using it AM & PM as it recommends, but I started noticing some irritation, red cheeks. I read some people can experience irritation from HA. I scaled back to only using in the AM. I put it on directly after my cleanser and before my Vit C serum. No more irritation. I have noticed that the dryness I was experiencing by midday is gone but I can’t say that I’ve noticed any difference in fine lines or wrinkles. A HA serum with more molecular weights and a higher percentage might have better results. But for $7 I can’t complain. Other HA to try include: VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum GLOW RECIPE - Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid SerumPAULA'S CHOICE - Hyaluronic Acid Booster
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How I fixed my skin 😇
So I know my skin still isn’t perfect (is anyone’s skin perfect tho??) but it looks a lot better!!!! I went to many dermatologists who never told me I had fungal acne 😒 they always recommended creams and stuff that just dried out my skin more but didn’t help! So one day I googled “it feels like there are rocks in my skin” and I figured out that i had fungal acne 😝 I didn’t even know there were different types of acne!! Right away I started using Nizoral - Anti Dandruff Shampoo which helped a lot but didn’t solve the problem Then recently I learnt about a website you can use to test ingredients to see if they are fungal acne safe! Website: folliculitisscout.com I tested all my skin care and gave my mom any products that had triggers! I SWITCHED UP MY ENTIRE SKIN CARE ROUTINE and it was worth it 🙌🏼 I used that website ^ to help me find the right products for my skin which I posted in the photos! I’ve also reviewed them all in individual posts! 🥳 I hope this helps somebody 🥰 I’ve had bad skin since I was like 12 years old and now I’m 22 and just learnt how to fix it! Also my last post was about a homemade mask I made with just honey and oat flour and my skin has been feeling amazing because of it so I also recommend trying that 💖
Love this exfoliator and it’s safe for FA 🤩
HERBIVORE - Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum I love this and use it about 2 times a week!! It says to use it more often but I have heard you should really only use an exfoliator max 3 times a week (it can dry out your skin if it’s used too often)! Not only does this product not have any fungal acne triggers but it has ingredients that help to get rid of fungal acne such as: - Willow bark - Lemon Extract I highly recommend this product or HERBIVORE - Prism 5% Exfoliating Glow Potion which is also fungal acne safe and has added hydrating ingredients 💃🏽
A trending ingredient that will changw your skin
Niacinamide must have been around for a long time (it must’ve right?) but I only discovered it this year- a few years really late! I have combo-oily skin, a bit acne prone, but my biggest issue is large pores. I hate the pores around my nose and cheeks, theyre sometimes so evident in selfies, and theyre worse in the summer. Ya, they may be genetic but I have found something that IS working to help minimize their appearance- niacinamide! Niacinamide is an all-atound ingredient though. In the right concentrations it can be a gentle exfoliator, pore unclogger, smoother and brightener as well. I have found it in my products to help with pores and brighten my akin as well. My GROUNDED SAGE SKINCARE - Raw Radiance Facial Moisturizer has niacinamide in a small concentration and I really love it. Then I got The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and I had been adding into my night hydrating cream and really like the benefits of it that way as well- I just add a drop or two. I recently got VO BEAUTY - Hydra Cloud W/Niacinamide & Allatoin and I really love the texture and I’m sure its going to give me similar results as well. Another thing I love about these products that I find in common with them is the texture. I’m mot sure if it has something to do with the niacinamide but I find the two creams (not The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% ) feels nice and thick and has a whipped-like texture. And not thick in a greasy way- rather, thick in a moisturizing, protective- even mattifying way! I think the textures are comparable to frosting which is why I think theyre so good for oily skin- think how mattifies fondant is. How protective. Yummy right? But its similar to that texture, to me, and it feels SO good 👌🏼👏🏼 #cheriepartner
Summer to fall moisturizer switch
Depending on your skin type, you may want to switch moisturizers through the seasons, maybe because your skin types transitions a but through the seasons, maybe because your skin needs more (or less) based on reactions to the weather. For myself, I have combo-oily skin. In the summer time it leans more to the oily side and the fall/winter it goes more to the combo side, so I get less oily, and find the need for less mattifying products. Now usually I hear those with oily skin like to use a thinner gel or lotion texture because its lighter. But for me, gels and lotions make me feel shiny, so this summer I opted for my GROUNDED SAGE SKINCARE - Raw Radiance Facial Moisturizer even though it has a thicker texture, because it mattifies SO well. It feels like frosting on the skin, and feels kind of oil-proof, so I loves how it felt on my skin over the summer. It also has a great formula for oily skin, as it has niacinamide in it. Niacinamide is a great ingredient for clarifying pores, which in turn makes this an oil-controlling products, which explains why I liked it in the summer so much. Heading into fall now, I’m opting for my Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Exfoliating Moisturizer lotion texture moisturizer because I am getting less oily and actually this moisturizer is quite hydrating AND is an exfoliating moisturizer. Not that I get dry at all, but this feels really good going into the fall season because I do tend to get dehydrated, and I feel like this helps alot. Its not mattifying like GROUNDED SAGE SKINCARE - Raw Radiance Facial Moisturizer but i dont need that as much during this season. This moisturizer also keeps my oils and pores in check because of the actives in it- AHAs and BHAs, which I love keeping constant in my routine. I just maintain an spf with both of these products because ingredients like AHA, BHA and niacinamide can cause photosensitivity, and honestly you should just be wearing spf daily anyway. #cheriepartner
Bare faced base
I wanted to show you how I mix my L'ORÉAL - True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer and VIVIER - Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 45 together to achieve my barely-there makeup base. I do approximately 1.5 pumps of my sunscreen and do a squeeze of my lumi bronzer and mix them together before applying. I love that the outcome is literally just a bronzy look, not a significant change to the overall look of my skin, and adds a healthy glow. I also love that its so easy to add on, no brushes, no blending etc. I also want to add that I discovered this L'ORÉAL - True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer when I was searching for a dupe for DRUNK ELEPHANT - D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops because its just so expensive. The Loreal product is a good dupe, but not exact, but honestly worth the huge difference in price to compromise on pigment even a little bit- its almost a third of the price! The sunscreen has been my go to for the past two years, I discovered it at the esthetician’s office when she applied it on me after the facial. It felt so perfect on that I bought it on the spot and even though its expensive its worth it when you find a sunscreen perfect for your skin #cheriepartner
My ultimate natural makeup look. My version of no-makeup makeup skips foundation and focuses on bronzer with a little bit of blush. I also add mascara and brows because I just cant go without those, but the real deal here is the base. Instead of using a BB cream or a foundation or powder, etc, I mix some bronzing drops in with my sunscreen. This gives me a bronzed look, although doesnt give much coverage, and is very easy to apply. This is great when I also am running short on time, its very quick and easy, I just work the mixture in with my hands. Then i pile on the bronzer, add a little bit of blush, and finish with lashes and brows. I like a bronzer thats really golden brown against my skin tone but also has a bit of a shimmer, so it give a really subtle, natural glow, and also acts as a two-in-one product- bronzer and highlighter. So the key here is to find an appropriate bronzing drop colour for your skin tone but also to find the perfect ratio of bronzing drop to sunscreen mixture that gives you a tanned, bronzed look but also natural for your skin tone. Ie. This shade can look really dark on me if I apply too much, and would look really glittery because its has a luminous finish. Swipe to see my finished look. #cheriepartner
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Beauty Bakerie - Breakfast in Bed Eyeshadow Palette cool toned. Love it! Better formulas out there but it’s not bad at all. Murad - AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser not sure how I like it yet so will update after using it more. Milk MAKEUP - Kush Waterproof Mascara very dry and doesn’t separate or lengthen well. Essence mascaras are better. VOLITION - Snow Mushroom Water Serum it’s not bad. Only have used it once so far. Doesn’t feel hydrating like serums from Pacifica but will keep using it to see in am how my base looks. bodyography - Eye Pencil not number one but not bad either. Not a “gliding” as urban decay but better than cheaper brands. I’m privy to my KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Cake Pencil Eyeliner and MILANI - Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil but always down to try a new brand. Last but not lease INT lip oil. I’m not into the wet lip look so gave it to my daughter who is a gloss freak and she’s in love. Not sticky but stays put for a good bit. Tastes good nice color. Minimum color but perfect for anyone really.
november boxycharm 😍
i know i’m a little late posting this — i’m sorry! i just signed up for boxycharm last month, so i got my november box on one of the last days of the month. i wanted to do a little unboxing post and show you guys what’s inside! i haven’t gotten the chance to play with everything yet, but believe me, there will be lots of first impressions and reviews to come! i’m also waiting on an order from ulta and an order from the boxycharm pop up shop, so i’ll have TONS of new stuff to talk about 😍 first thoughts of boxycharm: these items were packaged super well! nothing was damaged at all, and the whole aestethic is very pleasing to the eye. inside there was a super cute card that lists all the products and their retail values. i also received a coupon for 25% off the natasha denona website! i’m definitely excited to see what products i get in the coming months! so, what was in november’s box?! #Natasha Denona - Peak Palette[products]# i’ve never owned anything by natasha denona, so i was super excited for this! it’s a five pan, warm toned eyeshadow palette. retails for $48. VOLITION - Snow Mushroom Water Serum i’ve never heard of this brand, but i’m excited to try out this product! it claims to reduce the appearance of pores and leave your skin looking healthier. retails for $62. Milk MAKEUP - Kush Waterproof Mascara again, i’ve never owned any milk makeup products, but i’ve only heard good things. i LOVE a good waterproof mascara, so i’m hoping this one works well! retails for $24. #int cosmetics - Lip Oil[products]# another brand i’ve never heard of! i’ve recently discovered lip oils (specifically the sugar rush mini by tarte), and i’m in love. i have a chapstick obsession, so it makes sense that i’d love lip oils. retails for $11. #alamar cosmetics - pero primero, primer! long wear sticky pigment base[products]# i’ve been on the hunt for a good eyeshadow primer, so i can’t wait to give this one a shot. it claims to be water resistant and moisturizes your eyelids while keeping your eyeshadow in place. retails for $15. total value of november box: $160 i did receive a bonus for signing up! ELOISE - The Queen Eyeshadow Palette i’ve heard such good things about this palette, and it’s SO beautiful 😍 i can’t wait to play around with this one! retails for $51.
Light and refreshing anti blemish
Controlling blemishes with BIODERMA - Sébium Gel moussant 𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: 💦Propylene Glycol as a moisture carrying vehicle with better skin permeation and less greasiness than glycerin. 💦The combination of zinc and copper sulphates give the natural lagoon blue colour to the product, which I love. ⚠️Note this has fragrance in it (at the last of the list), to me it is very slight and not overpowering at all; in fact I quite like it. But if you are sensitive, perhaps this is not for you. 𝐌𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: I enjoyed this cleanser as it is very light and non-drying. It does not strip my skin nor leaves my skin tight after cleansing at all. I also felt that my skin is producing less sebum and I don’t see much breakout when I was using this. I am loving their 𝑺é𝒃𝒊𝒖𝒎 range as it is suitable for acne prone skin. 👉🏼Will definitely repurchase! 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝑺é𝒃𝒊𝒖𝒎? Bioderma has created a range of anti-blemish treatments that are designed to aid oily and blemished skin. Thanks to their Fluidactiv™ patented complex that can be found in their whole 𝑺é𝒃𝒊𝒖𝒎 range, these treatments directly act on sebum quality to help reduce the appearance of blemishes. ✔️Bioderma only uses Ingredients that will actually Help Your Skin - No Fillers! They are widely available, so do check them out in your local area.
Out with the old, in with the New
Hey guys, so I know I posted my old skin care routine when I first started and I initially loved how it made my skin feel, but when I kept continuing using the products, I noticed they were not really giving me the results I wanted so I began to do some more research and I found the Caudalie products. I just started using them on May 27th. Caudalie is known for its clean and natural ingredients and I have very sensitive skin so I decided to give it a try. My main skin concerns is dark spots, uneven skin tone, and a few acne here and there. When I first started the routine, my skin began PURGING! I started getting a few more bumps than what I usually get on my face and I began to panic, but I decided to keep using the products, switched up my routine, and got rid of some of the old products I was using in my routine. Now my skin is starting to adjust which I am happy about. The bumps are going away and my dark spots are actually starting to fade away. It’s really true when they say some people’s skin do better when you use a more simple routine and I think that what my skin needed :). I will share my skin care routine in my next post.
CAUDALIE-Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream
Night Skincare Routine - Skinceuticals
I’ve been using these products in my night skincare routine for the past two months! SKINCEUTICALS - Simply Clean Gel A pea size amount goes a long way to clean the face, neck, and chest. SKINCEUTICALS - Discoloration Defense Skin Discoloration Serum I pat 4-5 drops on my face, neck, and chest daily. I have noticed huge difference! This serum has brighten and lightened my dark spots significantly, I am very happy with this serum. SKINCEUTICALS - Daily Moisture Face Moisturizer for Oily Skin This product is very moisturizing! I use a small amount on my face and neck.
SKINCEUTICALS-Daily Moisture Face Moisturizer for Oily Skin
𝐅𝐑𝐄 is specializing in skincare for active (sweating) skin. FRÉ Skincare is based on a very powerful and unique Argania Active Complex, made of organic Argan oil, Argan stem cells and Argan leaf water and has been proven to be extremely efficient on acne-prone skins, while remaining mostly natural and gentle on the skin. I23Fre set, which includes: ▪️ Step 1: 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐲 𝐌𝐞 is a hydrating facial cleanser. This is non-foaming cream cleanser with small beads, that cleanses well and leaves skin soft with no oily residue. Actually I cannot understand the purpose of beads, may be light massage, as they are so soft and there are not so many of them for additional cleansing (scrub) purpose. ▪️ Step 2: 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐌𝐞 is a deep replenishing serum. Hydrating serum with signature Argania complex plus hydrating and nourishing actives. Super moisturizing, nourishing, lightweight, and gentle, this serum has texture of light cream and could replace both serum and moisturizer. ▪️ Step 3: 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐌𝐞 is an ultra-light moisturizer with SPF30. A hypoallergenic formula that is non-comedogenic and ophthalmologist tested, so it won't clog pores or sting eyes. This sunscreen protects skin from UVA, UVB and IRA rays and pollution damage. It quickly absorbs with semi-matte finish. It doesn’t prevent from sweating, but keep skin less shiny/oily a bit longer. Last, but not least, my husband like all these products too and use them almost daily (serum as an after-shave treatment), and moisturizer as go-to sunscreen, so girls, I am sure your couples will borrow these products too.
FRÉ-The 123FRÉ Set
bellflower Azulene Daily Calming Serum from its ingredients to the usage and consistency. Honestly, I was a bit afraid to try this product since I have no expectations. I have oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin so I’m scared this product may cause me another breakout. The first thing that I noticed after using this serum is hydration. It immediately feels like it's added moisture to the skin and the soothing sensation is quite evident. It visibly soothes itchiness and help calm blemishes, especially useful when my skin freaked out last week. I also found that a good concentration of niacinamide (2%) contributed some detectable improvement. My skin texture has improved. In fact, I feel like it’s smoother now and so I guess the skin repair does really work. I believe using niacinamide serum consistently will refill my skin’s deficiencies and strengthen it day after day. Although, a short trial period of only few weeks makes it hard to detect improvements in skin tone and brightness anyway. I think I would recommend this Bellflower Azulene Daily Calming Serum to anyone looking for a gentle niacinamide serum. It's easy to use and oily skin will appreciate the lightweight feel. I have seen a noticeable difference in my skin and have experienced no drying or irritating effects.
Bellflower-Azulene Daily Calming Serum
Sensitive Skin Saving Duo
My skin often gets really sensitive because I have allergies that are exacerbated seasonally. This usually happens to me closer to beginning of the spring/summer season. Whenever there is more pollen in the air, I get a really intense hive-like reaction all across my body. During this time, I have to keep my routine super simple to avoid making it worse. My simple routine consists of two steps — a gentle cleanse and hydration. While I’ve tried many different combinations, this is the one that assures that my skin will be happy. CLEANSE — fresh - Soy Face Cleanser Limited Edition This cleanser is super gentle, and has been a staple of mine for years. I can’t recommend it enough for absolutely everyone. The gentle nature of this cleanser makes it perfect for all skin types from oily to dry. This cleanser allows me to actually cleanse my skin without drying it out or compromising my skin barrier further. This is a perfect cleanser all the time, but when my skin is ultra-sensitive, it is a complete life-saver. HYDRATE — CAUDALIE - Vinosource S.O.S Thirst-Quenching Serum The perfect ultra-hydrating, soothing serum? YES. I discovered this serum around the same time as the cleanser, and it is absolutely one of the most hydrating serums I’ve ever used. Much like other Caudalie products, the inclusion of grape water infuses the skin with hydration that lasts. I can’t recommend this product enough. When my skin is irritated, this lightweight serum is one of the best and most effective hydrators. It’s formula ensures the delivery of hydration without irritation. The next time your skin is irritated or feeling sensitive, I highly recommend you check out this duo!
fresh-Soy Face Cleanser Limited Edition
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