Perfect mix- beauty cocktail for combination
LA MER - The Treatment Lotion
Dry skin lotions
Face serums for skin relief
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Please critique my skincare routine!
Disclaimer: very new to this app, not exactly sure if i’m doing this right 😂 I was hoping that a kind soul could give me some feedback on my skincare routine! I’m not sure whether or not to add or remove any of these, so any help is much appreciated! Step 1: To cleanse, I use the Murad - Clarifying Cleanser ! On days I wear makeup, I do a double cleanse adding sulfur soap since it’s much gentler on the skin. I do one cleanse in the morning, and two at night. This process sometimes does leave my skin feeling a bit dry, especially after a double cleanse, but on their own, have worked wonders for treating my pesky mask acne :) Step 2: I use the SK-II - Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Toner I dab it on a soft face towel and use it on my T zone, as well as any acne spots I have. I absolutely looove this product and have definitely seen results as described, other than my minor breakouts here and there Step 3: I use the SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence) For this, I do a couple shakes and pat all over my face. I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews about this product, and whether or not it’s just a gimmick, but since using this product, I have rarely had excessively dry or oily skin, and it has definitely evened out my skin tone, and (before covid/mask wearing) minimized pores! Step 3: (Alternate) I couldn’t find product information on here, but now and then I will use the Ambre Blends Skin Tonic. This is a local Midwest company that started as a fragrance line that I have been wearing for years! I tried the skin tonic when they first released during a time when my skin was extremely dry and flaky. It gave me soooo much hydration and the smell is absolutely amazing! However, it wasn’t so great at keeping my breakouts to a minimum, and I haven’t been able to tell which ingredients caused that. They pride themselves on natural ingredients and I included a slide of the contents of the bottle! Step 4: For under eye serum, I use L'OCCITANE - Immortelle Divine Eye Cream I have extremely dark circles, and I decided to give this a try and it definitely has reduced them a bit! It’s a very soothing and light cream, but I do wish it showed better results! I do this entire routine twice a day, and so far it has seemed to work out for me! I still go through periods of oily skin, and lately with having to wear a mask all the time, my pores have appeared a lot larger :( I also have a constant battle with maskne, but I do occasionally use acne patches ( Rael - MIRACLE PATCH ) The last slide also shows the product I use when I do an occasional face mask. I try to keep this to a minimum, at least 2-3 times a month. I’ve never had better results than the ELEMIS - Papaya Enzyme Peel !
7 bottle‘s user tell you the truth🥰
ABOUT ME: Combination dry skin, acne prone skin with oily T-ZONE. （$300 for large size，$200 for common size） I’m not fan of SKII brand, but I am crazy fan of SKII facial treatment essence. So love with this essence! And I have used 7 bottles! One of the smart things about SKII is that it not only sells regular versions, but also comes out with special packaging from time to time, such as CO branding with artists, CO branding with Tokyo Olympics, and CO branding with Disney. This greatly increases the artistic value of this bottle of toner and makes people want to collect it. In short to introduce it, this is a toner containing the essence. Official said it is more suitable for oily and acne skin. But as a combination dry skin, I like it very much! It can mainly regulate the secretion of sebum to achieve the balance of water and oil. For a dry skin, most important part for skin care is moisturizing. This essence doesn’t exactly provide that, but I definitely don’t mind of this. I can add other hydrated products after this. ✨HOW TO USE： 1. Common way to tap: Due to high fluidity, it is easy to waste if you poured too much on your hands. I suggest small number of times, tap until it is totally absorbed. I pour three times in a small amount at a time and repeat 2-3 times. 2. Partial hydropathic compress. The main ingredient is pitera yeast extract, which can promote metabolism and regulate the stratum corneum. Control oil and repair damage skin. So it is one of the most effective ingredient to fight with closed acne in your forehead or chin. ❗️❗️❗️Attention！ Do not use it if you are sensitive skin, it will make your cuticle thinner and more sensitive. Although I love this essence sooooo much! But! You must be very careful when choosing this brand’s products. In addition to SKII facial treatment essence, other products such as anti-aging eye cream and essence serum. Both of them have made acne and pimples on my skin. Anyway, facial treatment essence is perfect and values full stars! SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence)
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💸$115 for 100ml of La Mer- worth it?
Luxury skincare has always fascinated me. I don’t mind the extravagance, as long as it’s worth the price! I was excited to get my hands on this mini version of the Treatment Lotion to see what it feels like. I’ll start by saying the bottle is a twist off cap, so you have to be *extremely* careful not to spill it or pour too much. Each drop is precious! The way you’re meant to use it is kind of like a toner, where you put some on your fingers and press it into the skin after cleansing. You can also apply it with a cotton pad, which is what I’ve been doing. I like that it doesn’t burn the skin and it’s hydrating enough to be used on its own without moisturizer on top. Must be the “miracle broth” they use! The top three ingredients are water, Algae (Seaweed) Extract and Glycerin. My main skin concerns are acne, hyperpigmentation and dryness. While I can’t say that it’s done much to fix those issues, it hasn’t hurt either! LA MER - The Treatment Lotion
✨ Luxury Skincare - La Mer ✨
My skin type is typically normal oily, but has been leaning towards normal or normal dry due to using a topical acne cream from my dermatologist and it drying my skin out some. Due to this, acne and hydration are my main skin concerns. I got this ~faNcY~ LA MER - The Treatment Lotion in a Sephora Favorites set a couple months ago that was suited for dry skin! I kept putting off using it because it was so fancy and didn’t want to waste it lol. I decided to grab this specific Sephora Favorites set because it included a couple of mini size products that had been on my wishlist to try and my skin has been more dry so I knew I’d try everything. . Online at Sephora and by the name, I was expecting a thick lotion type product, but it more like a liquid, essence type product. It has a noticeable scent, I’m not sure how to describe it but kind of smells like baby wipes to me lol. It claims to be a fast absorbing treatment that delivers hydration to visibly soften, nurture, and improve the appearance of skin’s texture and support the rest of your La Mer regimen. Their site notes it’s key ingredients include Miracle Broth, Revitalizing Ferment and Softening Waters and that it’s formulated without parabens, phthalates and sulfates. . I used this as more of an essence/serum type product in my routine in between washing my face and moisturizer. It did make my skin somewhat more hydrated and calmed down my skin, but nothing more than any essence or hyaluronic acid serum does. The full size of this at 5 oz costs $165, while there’s a 3.5 oz size for $115. I don’t like how they market that it needs to be used with their other products to make a routine, each product should stand out alone and make you want to purchase it and not make you feel like you need to purchase a whole routine from one brand to actually see results. The price point is very off putting as well, especially when you need to use it consistently to see results. It was just an average product to me and didn’t like the strong fragrance, so I definitely will not be purchasing the full size in the future. This brand is just paying for the name, the Ordinary and Good Molecules make great budget friendly products and you can through in a few extra products if you want to splurge. . #cheriepartner
Good products to fade the hyperpigmentation
1.PROX by OLAY dermatological brightening spot fading essence OLAY - ProX Spot Fading Treatment For Even Tone I’ve known this product for a while but just began to try it 1 month ago. Because in my mind most of the brightening products would irritate my sensitive skin. BUT this one is a big surprise. It’s very safe with visible results. It was recommended by so many people, which also included several dermatologists. It targets and treats skin issues at the source to fade the look of hyperpigmentation. After using it for about 4 weeks, I can feel that it improves the appearance of my skin, and always leaves me with a brighter, more even tone skin. Its potent combination of niacinamide, sepiwhite and laminaria saccharina extract （which are its patented ingredients) helps to fade the look of skin discoloration such as sun spots and dark patches. 2. NEUTROGENA healthy skin anti-wrinkle cream: A retinol facial treatment with Muti-vitamins #NEUTROGENA - healthy skin anti-wrinkle cream: A retinol facial treatment with Muti-vitamins[products]#[FiveStars] It was dermatologist recommended. The salicylic acid acne treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, meanwhile treat and help prevent blemishes. I should say the effect was amazing. I can’t believe it can improve my skin texture in such a dramatic way with so reasonable price. It's never greasy, and as long as I use it every day, I rarely get a blemish. Another thing it helps is to fade dark spots. I had some mild hyperpigmentation on my neck and chin from prior acne, and this product significantly faded it. Retinol is applied in this product, which is the purest form of vitamin A, works deep within skin's surface where wrinkles develop. Salicylic acid, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, penetrates deep into pores to treat blemishes and help prevent future breakouts. This light, oil-free formula glides on easily and absorbs quickly with no greasy residue. ONE THING SHOULD PAY ATTENTION!! When using this product skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical medication at the same time. So plz check your routine products carefully.
Neutrogena- Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Night
A constant go to
I’ve been using the midnight recovery concentrate for a couple years now and it’s something I can’t seem to quit. I’m always surprised by how lightweight this is for me under my moisturizer. During the winter months it serves as an extra bit of protection from dryness. It does the job though. There have been times where I’ve been so busy and tired and the thing I can credit keeping my skin together is this. It’s helped heal up some scars and wear off the fatigue on my face. I know not everyone enjoys essential oils in their products so I guess that’s one star off. It’s never bothered me personally and the smell is really calming. It’s really a great cap off to my night routine. And a little goes a long way so I always end up having this for long periods of time.
Kiehl's-Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Mixing Vitamin C + Retinol – Yes or No?
One of the most effective combinations of skincare ingredients I can vouch for is Vitamin C + Retinol. Vitamin C is such a power antioxidant in our lives, in both the food we consume or in our skin care. My combination skin, with dry cheeks and a shiny T-zone benefits so much from Vitamin C, especially on days when my skin looks lackslustre and dull. Vitamin C definitely helps to boost my skin radiance and evens out my skin tone. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, one of the most useful remedies for signs of aging skin. It is also the top ingredient prescribed by dermatologists to improve the appearance of collagen-depleted skin, boost skin renewal and reduce the signs of aging. As there are contrasting pH levels of retinol and vitamin C, it is believed that both ingredients should not be applied together. However, studies have shown the retinol-vitamin C combination to be effective in reversing both natural aging. My trick is to use them at separately in my day and evening routines. Vitamin C is known to increase the effectiveness of retinol by stabilizing the ingredient. When applied correctly, both can form a barrier that shields the skin from the harmful environmental factors that cause skin damage, such as sun rays and pollution. An easy way for me to incorporate both ingredients in my skincare routine is CLINIQUE - Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters With Pure Vitamin C 10% + A (Retinol). The booster serums come in a set of Pure Vitamin C 10% for day use and Vitamin A (Retinol) for night use. The potent day-and-night serum system definitely helped to brighten and tighten my overall skin tone in a short time. The silky texture of both powerful serums makes it light enough for layering with my day or evening moisturizer, without causing bad breakouts. I highly recommend this product for fellow beauty lovers who are seeking a quick beauty boost on days when your skin needs a strong and powerful recharge. After use, the pores on my skin appear smaller and my skin texture definitely felt improved.
CLINIQUE-Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters With Pure Vitamin C 10% + A (Retinol)
One of my favourite serums
I received a sample of the Shiseido ultimune in a gift with purchase, and gave it a try. I was so surprised as to how well it worked for my skin (sensitive, dry combination), I had to purchase the full size! This serum claims to strengthen your skin barrier over time making your skin appear youthful and glowy. My skin concerns prior to using this serum were some hyperpigmentation on some acne scars and dullness. When I started using this serum, I have noticed my face have appeared a lot more even, my skin texture has improved and it just looks super healthy! The texture of this product is a clear lightweight gel! It’s a little bit sticky, but it goes away. There is fragrance in this product - I do tend to stay away from fragranced products due to my sensitive skin, but I had no reaction to it. Just be aware. This product is very pricey, retailing at about $90CAD for 1oz. However, I believe in taking care of your skin and investing in skincare so I believe it is worth the price as it did wonders for my skin. I would recommend you guys to try out a sample first! Before committing to the full size, in case it does not work out on your skin as everyone has different skin types! I would have to give this product 5 stars! SHISEIDO - Ultimune Power Infusing Serum Concentrate
SHISEIDO-Ultimune Power Infusing Serum Concentrate
Tatcha Violet C Serum
A long pending post of my beloved @tatcha Violet C serum. Having an oily , sensitive and acne prone skin really limits your options . But, I was relieved when I tried this serum after a few other serums in the market that positively broke me out . I could see my skin gladly accepting the goodness that it brought along with it . I know this all sounds dreamy, but for my skin it actually was. It didn’t break me out, kept my skin soft and hydrated till the end of the day and lightened my scars too over a few weeks, yes! . . It has 20% Vitamin C that helps protect the skin and increase surface cell turnover and bring about a natural glow and 10% mild AHAs that help clear the skin by getting rid of gunk and dead cells. . . At $88 , the price point is on the higher end but I would totally recommend it without second thoughts. I use just one long pump of this serum after my toner in my morning routine and would definitely repurchase it again . .
TATCHA-Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA
Omega+ Serum: Hit or Miss?
The product I’ll be talking about today is PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega + Complex Serum So let’s get to it! What is it? - A superfood serum for your skin with omega fatty acids that strengthen skin's surface with the essential nutrients it needs to be healthy, hydrated and visibly strong. - Available in 1oz for $37, or travel size (0.17oz) for $8. (PC offers 15% off when you sign up for emails, plus they frequently have sales) What’s in it? - Concentrated levels of omega fatty acids help replenish dull, dehydrated skin, revive a beautifully smooth, supple feeling, plus visibly soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. - This serum also contains skin-identical ceramides and hydrating ingredients to visibly improve skin’s health. How to use- - Apply 1-2 pumps onto face and neck. For optimal results, use AM and PM. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. My review- - I have been using this serum for almost a month. I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin. - The serum has a milky, creamy consistency. It has a light, ceramide-like scent. I apply two pumps onto my face AM and PM after my toner and before my moisturizer. It spreads easily onto the skin and absorbs at a medium pace. - My experience with this serum thus far has been pretty lackluster. There hasn’t been any results that make me think, “oh that’s definitely the omega+ serum!” It doesn’t make my skin noticeably softer or smoother. I will say that the one time I chose not to put it on, my moisturizer stung a little, so maybe the serum acts as a barrier to decrease sensitivity? I haven’t had any negative results, which is why I gave it 4 stars. It is pretty expensive, and with not having any noticeable positive effects, I won’t be repurchasing this. My plan is to try Krave’s Great Barrier Relief serum after I finish this one! - This serum was a miss for me ❌ Source- - https://www.paulaschoice.com/omegaand-complex-serum/213.html
PAULA'S CHOICE-Omega + Complex Serum
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