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Skincare advice from my derm | Cherie
Skincare advice from my derm | Cherie
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Skincare advice from my derm

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lizbentley17
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in over ten years of dealing with acne, it’s that sometimes, over the counter products just aren’t enough. Frustratingly, the healthcare system in the US makes dermatologist visits and prescription meds very expensive. That’s why I want to share some of the advice I’ve gotten from my dermatologist. While I do use several prescription medicines to treat my acne, the tips and tricks I’ve gotten from my derm are useful for anyone dealing with the same issues as me (hormonal acne, as well as the texture and hyperpigmentation left behind). For reference, my skin is not sensitive—not sure if I was born that way or if I’ve built up a tolerance to harsh products over the years. I use a telemedicine service called Apostrophe, and before that, I used Curology. You fill out a questionnaire on your medical history and skin concerns, upload pictures of your skin, and a dermatologist reviews the information and creates a treatment plan for you. I have a whole post on why I switched from Curology to Apostrophe, but the short answer is that Apostrophe prescribes more oral medications and I wanted to try that route. I’ve had an excellent experience with both companies in terms of the detailed advice I’ve gotten from my providers. So let’s get into it! Here are some things my dermatologists have told me:
Don’t pick at your skin... seriously. One of the best tips I got was to use hydrocolloid patches on acne with a head: not only does it help the bump go down way quicker, it keeps me from picking at it any further. I LOVE the COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
and I never go without them.
Look at your diet. My derm says she gives this advice to ALL her patients: limit sugar, processed carbohydrates, and dairy. She says food is not generally the main cause of acne, but it can certainly aggravate it. She also always recommends increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Use sun protection—it helps dark spots fade faster, and of course prevents wrinkles. My derm recommends wearing SPF 30 or higher, as well as a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
These tips and the prescription meds I received from Apostrophe, have made my face clearer than it’s been in YEARS. I’m thrilled with my progress (the before/after photos have about 90 days between them). I’m running out of space, but feel free to ask any questions in the comments! #CheriePartner
Oct. 6
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EmilyWhitneyRNYes yes yes to all of this. Thank you. N
Oct. 7·2 likes
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lizbentley17thank you for reading! ❤️
Oct. 7
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Hyram Approved🎉🎉Pick The Best Type of Pimple Patch for Your Skin!
You might be confused by Hydrocolloid patches and Micro dart patches, and had a hard time to choose from when acne occurred. Hyram just taught us how to pick the right pimple patch for your skin, and I've listed the benefits and reasons underneath.  Hydrocolloid patches: for medical purposes, and they are originally created for ulcers. Essentially they serve as a protective barrier overtops of a wound to suck out all the nasty fluid from the wound and to help accelerate the healing process. Hydrocolloid patches help to reduce trans epidermal water loss (TEWL: the loss of water that passes from inside a body through the epidermis to the surrounding atmosphere via diffusion and evaporation processes.) thereby hydrating those areas to accelerate the healing process. They create a barrier between you and the pimple to avoid them to be exposed to pollution, dirt, bacteria, and us touching it.  Hydrocolloid patches are most beneficial for pimples that really juicy and oily, and some ones that are producing pus so that we need something to really protect the opening on top of the skin ones.  They are best for people who already have pimples that have come to the surface of the skin, that have erupted, that are risking bacteria and dirt exposure.  Product Recommendation:  COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch($6): contains a variety of sizes. Put them on before you go to sleep, and the next morning you will notice the redness and pus have gone down a lot.  Micro-Dart patches: the difference between hydrocolloid patches and micro-dart patches is that micro-dart patches contain the beneficial ingredients that are typically found in acne treatments, which are arranged into micro dark shapes on the surface of the patch to be able to be pressed into the skin and deliver those benefits deeper. It typically makes sure that the acne-treatment serums can go deeper into our skin to prevent pimples from getting worse and for treating those under the skin pimples.  Using them when you experience the pain under the skin breakout or you really want to take care of a pimple fast.  Product Recommendation:  ZITSTICKA - Killa Kit($29): it contains the ingredients like salicylic acid, which is great for exfoliation, Niacinamide, which will not only control the oil and sebum production in that area but also brightening any scars or dark spots, and tea tree oil.  The primary difference between micro-dart patches and hydrocolloid patches is the price point. Because of the technology and the serum, micro-dart patches tend to be more expensive than a standard high patch.  Check the link below to watch more from Hyram  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP2ldqrtN7U&feature=emb_title Comment below to let me know your thoughts and experiences. 💖💖
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HyramSaveMySkin
My Maskne-Friendly Picks + Tips
Wearing a mask when you’re in public and around others is important. It’s also important to take care of the skin beneath your mask. Masks cause friction and heat can build up underneath, especially if you’re doing physical activity for work or pleasure, which can clog pores + cause maskne (acne from mask-wearing). I will preface this by saying that I don’t break out often. My skin is very dry. I have, however, experienced a few breakouts on the skin that is covered by my mask when I wear it for prolonged periods of time. My non-skincare tip is to not wear makeup underneath your mask because it can clog your pores. If I’m going to be wearing my mask for 30+ minutes (especially if I’m going to be working out), I remove my makeup before leaving my home. I find that really helps me to not break out as frequently. Okay, now for my picks! I use the Paula’s Choice CLEAR line. I purchased these as a set on the PC website on sale for $49 before the start of the pandemic. I purchased the Extra Strength kit because my now husband battles hormonal acne. The set comes with the PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore Normalizing Cleanser ($13), PAULA'S CHOICE - Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid w/ 2% salicylic acid, and PAULA'S CHOICE - Clear Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment w/ Benzoyl Peroxide 5% ($19). The cleanser contains a gentle percentage of salicylic acid (0.5%) to clean out pores and fight acne. It has a gel texture and lathers a bit. Even with my dry skin, I can use this multiple times per week without my skin feeling dried out. The exfoliating solution is very similar to PC’s popular BHA in the grey bottle. This solution feels slightly more viscous than that one, so I actually like it better for my dry skin. Salicyic acid is awesome for fighting acne. I use it all over my face 2x/wk in the PM after cleansing and toning. Oilier skin types can probably use this more, as it is designed for daily use. It does say anti-redness but I personally don’t think it calms redness. The benxoyl peroxide treatment is more heavy-duty and has a lightweight lotion texture (can be worn under makeup). I use this as a spot treatment before moisturizing (let dry) as needed 1 or 2x/day because I do find it a bit drying, though my husband (more oily) never has issues. I don’t use this on the same day as the exfoliating liquid. I use this one the least, but hubs uses it more. Of the 3, only the benxoyl peroxide has a mild chemical scent. Acne patches are also great. Super easy to wear during the day or night if you work from home or are wearing a mask at work. I use the COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch if a pimple has burst to suck out the gunk inside and protect it while it heals. They’re thin and stick well. Note: Make sure you use SPF 30+ during the day!! Acids can make your skin sensitive to the sun! #CheriePartner
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RebeccaSuzanne_Says
Tea Tree Face Mask - TBS 🌿
🕒 so after the THE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution I would moisturize with LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo Dual Acne Treatment 🧘🏾‍♀️ i use the mask once or twice a week for best results. I discovered this product in may 2019 and still use it to this day. 💕 I just love it. 💦 leave it on the 10-15 mins and then wash it off with lukewarm water. I get to my skincare routine after and re wash my face with a cleanser (right now, I'm using THE BODY SHOP - Aloe Calming Cream Cleanser ) I'll make posts about my TBS aloe routine later. 💁🏾‍♀️ it helps so much on my T zone (oily part of my face). I definitely recommend.
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GwladySkincareJunkie
It is worth every penny!
I've had the most stubborn pimples on my chin & cheeks that I've been babying for literally three weeks! They were shrinking then getting inflamed. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo Dual Acne Treatmentthis cleared my skin up with only a few whiteheads and no new breakouts within a week. If you're sick of $60 skincare products that smell nice but have no actual effect, this is for you. This is an Oil-free, Fragrance-free, Paraben-free, Non-Comedogenic peroxide spot treatment, and it works like one. For some skin that might be too harsh, but for my oily, hormonal acne-prone skin, it's excellent. The best way I've found to use it as a daily, acne treatment, cleanse face, tone, then apply to the affected area. Leave it to dry out. Use it daily, day, and night. Don't use any oil products. If you're just starting out with this stuff, you can try to apply a thin layer morning or evening 1-2 times daily to affected areas. I suggest using it once a day to start until your skin gets used to it. I do think it is very strong though, so use very little and don't use this multiple times a day. Or even every night on the same part. I did moisturize before applying this, so I think that helped compensate so I don't overly dry out my skin. By day 2 or 3, you will see a reduction of the pimples. Also, the applicator is great. I like that it dispenses very little, so it's easy to control. Other ones with big dispensers end up getting wasted due to how much squeeze out. Recommended for blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads. Dermatologist tested on sensitive skin. And while this is on the pricier side, it is worth every penny. Since using it my skin has also become less oily and less textured. The only downside is if I forget to put it on, my skin kindly reminds me by breaking out again. But that’s my fault, not the products lol. I would recommend this product to anyone with stubborn breakouts. I will repurchase!
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Cokey
This is a picture I took a few months ago but I have gone through a lot of trial and error with my skin! From what I can tell, I have combination skin. My skin gets oily and also dry on my forehead and chin and my cheeks tend to get oily as well! I have had trouble finding the right skincare as well as foundation and primer! If anyone could help me out I’d appreciate it! The products I use on my skin are below in order of how I use them.. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30 PM: same cleanser THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum Mad Hippie - Triple C Night Cream The nighttime moisturizer I’m not sure how I feel about it. My skin feels greasy with it on. I also use the ordinary aha bha peeling mask two times a week
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Rmood2244
Review my skincare routine
Hey guys, I have combination/ acne prone skin. It’s also pretty sensitive. So this is my current skincare routine AM Cleanser - LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Serum- The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% I’ve just started using this Moisturiser - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Sunscreen - LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Anti-shine Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ PM Cleanser - LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Exfoliant- I apply PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator once a week. Serum - The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I don’t use this when I’m using the BHA Moisturiser - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream So what do you guys think of my routine?
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LB123
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Please help!!😭
I started a skin routine like a week ago and things were going pretty well. Every morning I would cleanse, put a bakuchiol serum and moisturizer. At night I'd cleanse, apply rosehip oil and moisturizer. I immediately saw improvement. While I still had whiteheads, blackheads, and pustules, I didn't have any painful or itchy pimples. But then I decided to get CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin because, cult favorite☝️ and Neutrogena - Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen SPF 55because I need sunscreen Worse thing is I checked the ingredients in COSDNA😖 there were some ingredients that were supposed to be really irritating in both of them, but I put it on my face anyway *intense facepalm right about now* I got these horribly painful pimples under my nose, on my chin, on my forehead and on my cheeks😭😭 I also got these weird bumps on my chin?? idk what to do, they hurt so bad :(
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mooshycow
Damaged Skin Barrier + Closed comedones breakout
I could NOT stop breaking out nothing was working for my skin To give you some background info I’ve only very recently had problems with my skin. I’ve never had issues with acne and it all started with oil cleansing. I didn’t know I had sensitive skin until I began oil cleansing. That was only the beginning of the out of control spiral my skin routine had. I tried finding a solution everywhere and tried a ton of different products. Including curology too and that’s when it got worse! In the midst of trying to find a solution I ended up damaging my skin barrier like crazy. I have never broken out like that. My skin consistently felt tight. I thought I had a hormonal issue or that my skin was acne prone. In reality my skin just did better with low maintenance I didn’t need to add crazy products or actives. I started incorporating Manuka honey a natrual ingredient that has a lot of skin benefits. healthline.com/health/manuka-honey-for-acne Before: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Gentle but wayy to drying for my face. I don’t recommend it to anyone who has dry skin. Or suffering from a damaged moisture barrier. Curology - Curology formula I was not a fan of this because it broke out my skin more but it honestly was probably due to the condition of my skin. Azelaic Acid 4% Clindamycin 1% Zinc Pyrithione 0.25% CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream This was a good cream except I felt like I was getting open comedones but again could have been due to my skin being at a poor state. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • After finding out I had a damaged moisture barrier (NOW) Pm: 🌙 LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser THIS!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen. Oh. My. Gosh. This has been by far the best product I’ve used to wash my face. It doesn’t make me skin feel right and it washes right off. It doesn’t make my skin feel like I still have product and I love it. It has a lot of nice ingredients too and super gentle! #Kiva Health Food - Kiva Raw Manuka Honey[products]#[FiveStars] I leave this on all night and it has worked AMAZING! This helped balance my skins ph is getting rid of acne scars and fight the extremely stubborn acne! (What got rid of the issue) Am: 🌞 All I do is rinse my face and add moisturizer and my essence that’s it I don’t do anything else! COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence This is a great essence to lock in moisture while fighting gently acne and lightning those pesky dark spots! CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 I didn’t love this before but it was because my face was SO DRY! But now it’s great and it’s oil free! Highly recommend if you want a moisturizer with SPF. This helped dark spots too (hyperpigmentation) so they wouldn’t get darker and lighten them up.
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SharonAngeline
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Day one of Tretinoin 0.04%
I’m a special ed teacher of students with moderate intellectual disabilities. Currently doing both in person (hello maskne) and online teaching (aka stressssssss). Also my district told me 3 days ago I’m getting three new students so stress times ten!! I never used to get breakouts. They started probably my junior year of college, so four and a half years ago. I’ve always been conscious of skin care and my acne never got out of hand, I just could never get rid of the ever present 2-5 pimples on my face at all times. They definitely appear most around my period. Its definitely the worst it has ever been this year with a lot of added stress on top of wearing a mask all day long. I feel like I’ve tried everything. Over the last five years I’ve gotten on birth control, done proactiv, Curology, rodan + fields, differin, every benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid face wash or mask out there, I even drink a teaspoon of liquid chlorophyll every day to try and detox from within. I also drink at least 64 oz of water every day. I try to drink more, but as a teacher I don’t get many bathroom breaks. I’m beyond frustrated and feel like I just can’t get my face clear! I gave Differin a solid chance because I really thought that, since it used to be prescription only, it would work. After 4 months of using it, I feel like it did an okay job. I never really got big painful pimples, but I never really got those anyway and I was still getting the same amount of overall breakouts each month. I decided I need to try something stronger, but I didn’t want to have to go to the dermatologist. That’s when I found Rory! I was prescribed Tretinoin 0.04% with Azelaic Acid 0.8% and Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. It was $5 for my first bottle and will be $75 every 3 months from here on out. I got approved within a few hours and it arrived at my apartment in 2 days. I’m doing this post because I never actually take pictures to compare progress (because I’m so sick of never actually seeing any progress!!) and to try to wish for some good results finally! Here’s the rest of the routine that I’ll be doing: AM- LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser VICHY - LiftActiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoules VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer Bioré - UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ PM- VERSED - DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm spectro - Jel Cleanser VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream Then I’ll do the Tretinoin last Wish me luck!!!
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LauraVarley
Rate my Routine✨
Hi friends👋🏼 I’ve been using this wreck of a year to FINALLY start taking care of my skin! I did a TON of research over the summer and finally started a multi-step routine last month. I’d appreciate some seasoned skincare advice, since I’m still mostly a newbie 🥺 ☀️ Cleanser: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin (works well, no strong medicated scent, and it makes me feel clean right away!) Toner: DICKINSON'S - Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner (not great, not bad, just an average toner) Serums: COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (can already see a difference on my nose/chin after just a week!) DERMA•E - Vitamin C Concentrated Serum (LOVE this serum! I can already see a slight brightening of my skin after 1 week. I also love the smell🥰) The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (Only gave 3 stars because I can’t tell if the recent decrease in acne is due to starting this or my period ending?) Eye Cream: VERSED - VACATION EYES Brightening Eye Gel (pretty sure this isn’t doing anything... I just keep using it because I already have it...) Spot Treatment: Clean&Clear - Advantage Acne Spot Treatment (Similarly to TO, can’t tell yet if this is working or if my acne was more hormonal¿) Moisturizer: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream Sunscreen: Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 🌚 Make-Up Remover: CeraVe - Makeup Removing Cleanser Cloths (I use these on my lazy evenings) 1st Cleanse: VERSED - DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm (LOOOVE. Helps get everything loose for my 2nd cleanse) 2nd Cleanse: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin *Same Serums/Eye Creams/Spot Treatment as AM* Retinol: CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum (using every night and I don’t think it’s too harsh, but it’s also not doing much?) Moisturizer: CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream (very rich & creamy!) Vaseline - Cocoa Butter Healing Jelly, Rich Moisturizing (on lips and extra dry areas for locked in moisture through the night) What’s the verdict? Are there products I should add/remove/change the order of? I REALLY want a better eye cream and have heard good things about THE inkey LIST - Brighten-i Eye Cream??I’m also thinking about replacing my current toner with THE inkey LIST - Glycolic Acid Liquid Toner 100ml. THANKS 🖤
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MorganNagle
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Guide to MEN'S Skincare! 🤎
The days of minimal skincare for men are over! The global market for skincare is expected to reach $189 billion globally by 2025 (statista.com). These companies are no longer missing out on the huge market that is expanded through men of all ages. Sisinternational Research also did studies that show men have a few preferences when it comes to skincare: easy to use products, leave no residue, and no strong scent. So, men's specific skincare products are ultimately completely unnecessary. They do have simple packaging and added cologne fragrances, but the ingredients do not differ in any positive way. Physiological differences between men and women's skin usually shows through larger pores, more oil production, and thicker overall skin. As I said before, it used to be seen as a feminine endeavor to go down the skincare aisle. Through more education and gender neutral marketing, people are picking up cleansers and moisturizers without the stigma. So, put down the 3-in-1 shampoo and face wash combo and try these suggestions out instead. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Great budget friendly option for most skin types. Using a foaming but non stripping wash can help keep it clean and hydrated. Krave - Kale-Lalu-yAHA Gentle exfoliant that works great to ease your way into a skincare routine. Use 1-2 weekly and increase over time. This can help with pesky ingrown hairs and irriation caused by facial hair. Do not use same day as shaving! dermalogica - Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator Physical exfoliant option if you prefer a scrub feeling that can be used before shaving. Use 2-3 weekly and assess skin's response. Only choose one exfoliant to use at a time. OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum Optional vitamin C is a great way to brighten up and even the skin tone. Use every morning before SPF. Leaves no sticky feeling and sinks in nicely. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30 Sunscreen is an absolute must for everyone! This packaging is clean and neutral, and a squeeze tube makes it easy to store in a shaving kit. Be sure to apply quite a bit and reapply throughout the day. Working at the spa, I got quite a few male clients for facials. Taking care of your skin at home or professionally is necessary no matter what. Do not be afraid to purchase the essentials: cleanser, exfoliant and SPF. After a while of getting your routine down, then you can add in extra products as needed for your specific skin type. It is time to squash societal norms surrounding men's hygiene and skincare! Who's with me?
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taratheestie
This is a picture I took a few months ago but I have gone through a lot of trial and error with my skin! From what I can tell, I have combination skin. My skin gets oily and also dry on my forehead and chin and my cheeks tend to get oily as well! I have had trouble finding the right skincare as well as foundation and primer! If anyone could help me out I’d appreciate it! The products I use on my skin are below in order of how I use them.. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30 PM: same cleanser THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum Mad Hippie - Triple C Night Cream The nighttime moisturizer I’m not sure how I feel about it. My skin feels greasy with it on. I also use the ordinary aha bha peeling mask two times a week
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Rmood2244
My Favorite Skincare Products on Amazon 💸
After many years of trying tons of skincare products, from drugstore names to cult classics from luxury brands, I’ve learned that a lot of the time the most popular product (or the most expensive one) isn’t actually the one that works best with my skin. Here are some of my skincare favs that you can find on Amazon for really affordable prices! COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence vs. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I’ve tried both of these products so many times, repurchasing both and using each one over a few weeks, and I always end up coming back to the COSRX essence. Not only do you get way more bang for your buck — 3.38 fl oz for about $12 vs. 1 fl oz for about $7 for The Ordinary — but I feel like this essence absorbs more quickly than The Ordinary without leaving any tacky feeling on top. The pump bottle packaging of the COSRX essence is also a great bonus! elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 vs. Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 I first tried this Supergoop sunscreen because it was marketed to be a great primer for makeup. Although makeup does apply pretty well over this sunscreen, I didn’t like how I could feel the silicone sitting on top of my face. Sometimes it felt like my makeup didn’t “grip” onto this sunscreen as much as it should have, considering it’s meant to be a primer. I came across the EltaMD sunscreen while looking at brands loved by dermatologists, and I was immediately drawn by the fact it has niacinamide! The prices are pretty comparable — $34 for Supergoop and $36 for EltaMD — but I only use this sunscreen when I’m wearing a full face of makeup, so to me it’s worth the price. The EltaMD sunscreen applies very smoothly and doesn’t feel greasy or silicone-y, and I’m able to apply primer and foundation over it without feeling like the textures don’t mesh well. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser vs. fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash I was looking for a gentle cleanser that didn’t have a super creamy formula when I first tried the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, which is the most popular face cleanser at Sephora. I’m glad I didn’t buy the full size at first because for $38, it really feels like this cleanser does the bare minimum! It’s gentle and not overly drying, but it definitely doesn’t remove makeup as easily as I had hoped. For $38 I expected a lot more. My current cleanser is the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Face Wash Cleanser, which is a foaming cleanser meant for oily skin but is still insanely gentle and never leaves my face feeling tight or stripped of moisture! It’s also only $15 for almost three times as much product as the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, which is always a win for me. What are your favorite skincare products on Amazon?
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nathalieschrans
Inflammation, fungal acne, hormonal acne?🤷🏼‍♀️
I’ve been struggling with acne for years! I’ve been trying to figure out what is wrong with my skin from Internet education and it’s far from helpful sometimes. Unfortunately, I’ve never had enough to go to the derm nor do I want oral treatments for my skin. The big thing is that I have no idea what kind of acne I have but I know it’s not normal. Could someone who may be suffering with the same thing tell me what treatments to use or even what I have as far as acne type? I’d really appreciate it❤️ Skin type: -very oily -sensitive -acne prone (obviously) What I use for skin care currently: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer And twice a month: AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay
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jennabeee
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What kind of Acne is this!?
I may believe this could be hormonal acne due to my recent birthcontrol i got about 2 month's ago. I have the Mirena IUD. I do, in fact, wash my face EVERY morning/night. Before the IUD my facial skin was GREAT with not really any pimples. I wash my face with warm water using the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily CleanserNeutrogena - Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser (foaming one) Then, i use Clean&Clear - Acne Triple Clear Exfoliating Facial Scrub about 2/3x a week. i also use, The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 2x a week. i recently started using The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution about a week ago but i only use it Wednesday's when i don't use any other products to wash my face other than the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, and i only use The Ordinary Peeling Solution on Wednesday at night. I then Lastly, follow up with CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin every morning and night. I'm not sure why i brake out when i wash my face every morning and night and my boyfriend doesn't wash his face at all (only in showers) and he does not have breakouts like me 😭 oh the joy's of being a female and having to deal with hormonal acne. P.S soo sorry for the embarrassing photos of me and my ugly horrible acne breakouts 💩 im sure im noy the only one!
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KristalAngelica
Rosacea PM routine (on a budget)
I was never concerned about skincare routine until I found out I have rosacea. But it was not until recently that I started being more intentional about it (@cherie helped a lot ♥️). I didn’t review TO Niacinamide, the TO Azelaic Acid or the Cerave PM facial lotion yet. I just started to use. I’ll review them on another post after 6 weeks of my routine. 1 Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser I use this cleanser for a while now. It’s really gentle to my skin and it doesn’t make it tight 2 VICHY - Mineralizing Thermal Water Spray Rich in 15 Minerals it’s not always on my routine. I just used it when the rosacea flares up or I feel my face too hot 3 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%Like the Azelaic Acid, I just started so I wanna wait at least 6 weeks to see the results 4 The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%👆🏼 5 CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion👆🏼 6 #Trader Joe’s - Hydrating Hyaluronic Body Gel Cream[products]#[FiveStars] I use this on my body and not face. I simply love it, it’s a total game changer. I wrote a review about it on another post 😉 I also to add an oil to the routine. Thoughts?
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josianeslima
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Is Curology worth it?
Is Curology worth it?
⬅️Check my previous post to see the Results and my experience with Curology !! ✨ What is Curology? ➡️ It's a prescription skincare subscription that deliveres a CUSTOM formula that's made only FOR YOU!! They pair you with a licensed Dermologist to assess your skin concern with the help of your photos, questionnaire and allowing you to fill up what you expect. The dermologist then prescribes you a custom formula that's a mixture of Active ingredients that you don't necessarily get over the counter and that formula is sent to you every two months or every month. They offer first month trial set free(4.99$ Shipping cost) for you to try and test if it works for you!! ❤️👍 I’ve chosen the Cleanser, moisturizer and Custom formula sey. It is gentle and basic but effective for my Acne/blemish prone skin. ✨My experience ➡️ I decided to order their Free trial set with shipping cost 4.99$. I thought to myself why not? It's free for a month and anyway my other skincare actives are not doing the best job. Curology - Curology formula Curology - The Moisturizer Curology - The Cleanser ❤️✨The cleanser and moisturizer are pretty basic and gentle. They don’t disclose the full ingredients list of those two but the feel and usage experience is pretty gentle and effective. The cleanser cleans the sebum and first pretty well and is a great second cleanse for me. Moisturizer is Gel formula which I had the chance to choose as they offer two types of moisturizers, one for Oily skin types (gel formula) and second is Thick, occlusive one (Dry/Aging skin types) My Custom formula contains 4% Azaleic acid + 4% Niacinamide + 1% Clindamycin. Azaleic acid has anti microbial properties as well as it helps with controlling melanin production hence reduces Hyperpigmentation ✨ Niacinamide helps with excess oiliness and sebum production, also it brightens skin. Clindamycin topically is applied to kill the Acne bacteria and helps to prevent future breakouts 👍 I started using Curology in April. I experienced my skin and my acne getting better in just ONE DAY!! It's amazing. I started to take pictures of my face to keep track of my skin journey and my skin journey is phenomenal. Now, my Acne is quite covered up I'm going to have a talk with my Dermologist on their website and get the formula changed to target PIH (Dark spots) I'm so happy and satisfied with @curology and I don't think any other products would work this amazing and with such limited time!!✨👍
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Beautycation_by_shruti
Curology formula
Curology-Curology formula
products and suggestions with differin
products and suggestions with differin
hi!! i have super oily skin which gets oily about 2 hours after cleansing and it’s like a pool of oil on my face in the morning. haha i know, it sounds gross. i just started using DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel again which i had used last year but didn’t see any results, which was probably because of my poor diet, so i decided to try it again! for a cleanser in the morning i use the everyday cleanser from suzanne organics (something i just had laying around and i thought i should use it up) and The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%and after that i use Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer. at night i cleanse with CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skinand moisturize with the same one from the morning routine and then i apply the differin. i have tried many many products and have tried to stick with them for a while but i haven’t seen much difference, for a little while it works but then my skin goes back to how it is now. also any product i use for oily skin doesn’t seem to work either that well. help!!
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ana_realmuto
DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
Here’s how to take care of oily acne-prone skin☺
Here’s how to take care of oily acne-prone skin☺
Most of us acne patients suffer from oily skin. Excess sebum produced by our skin may clog pores which eventually leads to acne. In this post, I’d like to share my top tricks in controlling my oily acne-prone skin and hopefully be able to help even at least one of you 🙈☺️⁣ ⁣ 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐬: ⁣ ⁣ 1. 𝐃𝐎 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐲. This has always worked for me. Sometime before, I tried not washing my face in the AM and it just made me so much oilier during the day resulting in more breakouts. Importantly, remember to wash your face every after workout too. Sweat combined with sebum is a perfect recipe for acne and skin irritation.⁣ ⁣ 𝟐. 𝐃𝐎 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡. Although salicylic acid cleanser helped tremendously in my teenage years, it isn’t necessarily beneficial for me now that my skin is more dehydrated and my skin barrier compromised. Salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide cleansers may still help on days when you’re feeling extra oily but resist using it daily. Use a gentle foaming face wash from Vanicream, Hada Labo, Cerave.⁣ ⁣ 𝟑. 𝐃𝐎 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲. You can have oily skin and dehydrated skin at the same time. Because your face is not hydrated enough, your glands may overcompensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oils. Do not ever skip this step! Your best option is to use an oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer like Paula’s Choice Clear Oil-Free Moisturizer, Neutrogena oil-free and hydroboost gel cream, and if you have rosacea too, use procure rosacare gel. ⁣ ⁣ 𝟒. 𝐃𝐎 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. SPF 30+ or up should always be worn especially for oily skin. Unprotected sun exposure can lead to more acne flare-ups. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide mineral sunscreens are your top options. Zinc doesn’t only protect skin but also helps calm irritated skin. My favorites are Elta MD physical and Purito Water, Clinique Broad Spectrum, .. If you like chemical sunscreen better, I highly recommend Eucerin and Sun BUm. ⁣ ⁣ 𝟓. 𝐃𝐎 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬. Keratolytic ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid that are available over-the-counter can be your best friends when used properly. It is important to note that when using an active, stick to a minimal skincare routine to reap the best results and use of one acne treatment at a time is a must, especially if you’re just starting out. If you have moderate to severe acne, I would go for Differin Adapalene gel or a retinoid such as Retin-A and Atralin. Retinoids may not only get rid of your acne but also heal and renew your skin in the deeper layers. ⁣ ⁣ 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓𝐬:⁣ ⁣ 𝟏. 𝐃𝐎𝐍'𝐓 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫-𝐞𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞. Over-exfoliating is probably something we’re all once obsessed with. Unfortunately, this habit can only lead us to a damaged skin barrier thus, compromising our skin’s own ability to heal itself. It’s best to limit the use of exfoliating ingredients twice a week when starting or one exfoliating acid/active at a time once a day after your skin has adjusted. ⁣ ⁣ 𝟐. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞. I say it all the time, fragrance in skincare is BAD and does nothing good for you. The use of fragrance in cosmeceutical products is unregulated and companies are not required to disclose all components used in their products. The formulation may have a lot of unknown toxic chemicals that can be harmful to you. Without knowing and often initially not externally evident, fragrance can irritate your skin deep down, cause toxic hormonal effects, and may even cause cancer. Fragrance is a NO-NO for everyone and most especially for acne-prone people or those with other skin diseases. I have suffered the consequences of my bad choices myself. Do yourself a favor and ditch your fragrance-containing products too. ⁣ ⁣ 𝟑. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐥-𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬. Certain types of alcohol such as ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, and alcohol denat. are extremely drying and irritating especially to acne-prone skin. ⁣ ⁣ 𝟒. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐮𝐩. Always make sure you wash away all makeup and accumulated dirt on the face before you sleep.⁣ ⁣ 𝟓. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐬. Change your pillowcases frequently. I always make sure I sleep on new ones every week. ⁣ ⁣ 𝟔. 𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞. Picking at your acne can only add dirt and germs to your skin and may cause more issues. Frequently wash your hands if you’re an absent-minded face rubber or cover the pimples with acne patches. ⁣ ⁣ 𝐌𝐲 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐀𝐌 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 (𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐧𝐞-𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞)⁣ 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫 - VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser or CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skinor HADALABO - Deep Moisturizing Whip Foam 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream or The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫+ 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 - sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 ⁣ 𝐏𝐌 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞: ⁣ 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫⁣ 𝐇𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 - Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream or Pyunkang Yul - Essence Toner 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫 - PROcure - Rosacare Gel 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: janssen - Retino-A 0.05% Tretinoin Cream
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Melissa
 Essence Toner
Pyunkang Yul- Essence Toner
My PM routine for acne breakouts 💖
My PM routine for acne breakouts 💖
I have combination skin and like to switch up my routine based on my skin’s needs. Recently, i have been breaking out around my forehead and nose. I thought I would share tonight’s routine! I began by washing my face in the shower with CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I love using this cleanser when I don’t have makeup to wash off and I plan on using retinols or other harsh treatments later on in my routine. This cleanser is so gentle on my skin! After showering and washing my face, I applied DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel to my forehead and nose as these tend to be my problem areas for breakouts. I followed up with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% on my cheeks. Finally, I used CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion I love this moisturizer and use it every night as it fits in with any routine because it is so hydrating but not too goopy or oily like many other nightly moisturizers sit in my skin. I tend to use a retinoids about every three nights as I have found with trial and error this timing works best for me. Oh nights I don’t use a retinoid, I will focus on other skin concerns or keep it simple with just cleansing and moisturizing. I tend not to use high percentage niacinamide serums in the same routine as a retinoid but if I do I use them to target separate areas of my skin. I had read a probably about a year ago not to mix niacinmide with retinoids. However, I’ve been seeing the past couple months that they make a great pair. Anyone have any thoughts on using niacinamide with adapalene or other retinoids? I just feel like I keep seeing conflicting information in my own research. I am already always hesitant with using multiple treatment steps in my routine and try to keep each routine relatively minimal.
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RyannShealy
DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
Hi this is my first post here.
Hi this is my first post here. And I just want to show you guys my journey. The 1st-3rd pics were the days my face looked really bad. Because I had so many acnes everywhere. I got really sad and my self esteem was really low. I didn’t wanna go out anymore. Because I was embarrassed. The 4th picture was when I had makeup on. As you could see the makeup didn’t help at all. Btw I used the clinique 123 acne set and I tried proactive too. But my acnes got worst. My boyfriend’s sister told me to try beauche set out. She said it really helped her with her acnes. And I did tried it. And finally I’ve seen the difference when days go by. My acnes were vanishing little by little. Until it was really gone. The 5th pic is when my face was finally acne free. The last pic is when I put makeup on. You could see the differences from my 4th pic with makeup on. Anyways you can buy beuche from ebay or amazon. Trust me I was scared at first. But now I don’t regret trying it out. I’m very thankful that I finally found a skincare that really works. Feel free to ask me any questions. (: DESCRIPTION: BEAUTY BAR SOAP- cleanses skin and helps eliminate pimples, skin pigmentation, white heads and black heads. it restores the skin's elasticity and suppleness when it exposed to wind. UV rays or high temperatures..... CLARIFYING LOTION- a deep cleansing agent. it has vitamin A and has tightening effect on your face. it tightens pores, leaving skin smoother, firmer and more finely-textured restoring the vitality of the skin... SKIN TONER- cleanses face with all kinds of surface dirt collected during the day. toners can neutralize any remaining traces of a cleaning lotion. helps stimulate the skin after cleaning and help maintain a protective acidic coating on the skin, which is a natural combatant to germs such as bacteria.... AGE ERASER CREAM- gives a natural pink glow effect on your face, makes you look younger, healthier and fresher. contains SPF 35 which protects the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun..... EXFOLIATING CREAM- completely eliminates blemishes, reduces age spots, rashes and irritation. it peels off old skin and rejuvenates face..... REJUVENATING CREAM- improves the skin ability to remain young and glowing with natural moisture. it does not only eliminate excess pools of pigment. it also prevents unwanted skin color (melanin) from being formed in the first place........ DIRECTIONS: DAY TIME- 1)rub face with ice to close the pores and lift dead skin, and eliminates the night creams. 2)wash face with beauche bar soap 3) spread on face ample amount of age eraser cream to moisturize the skin and to protect from harmful UV rays.. night time: 1) clean face neck and arms with skin toner using facial cotton. 2)wash face with beauche bar soap 3)apply clarifying lotion with the upward stroke using facial cotton 4) put on generous amount of exfoliating cream. DO NOT RINSE 5)after 15 minutes, spread over subtantial amount of rejuvenating cream in circular motion. DO NOT RINSE. let it stay overnight THIS PRODUCT IS GOOD FOR SKIN IRREGULARITIES LIKE: PIMPLES ACNE PIGMENTATION DISCOLORATION OILY FACE BLACK HEADS AND WHITE HEADS OLD SKIN AND OPEN PORES
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heyitsAnalyn
Don’t know what to do anymore T^T
Don’t know what to do anymore T^T
Not sure if anyone will see this, but if you do please help me out. My skin isn’t usually acne prone but my skin has been breaking out a lot more especially around my chin and forehead. Not sure if its due to stress, hormones, or my mask but I’ve been trying to keep it basic but its not working (´༎ຶོρ༎ຶོ`) The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Aveeno - Daily Moisturizerwith salicylic acid Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50 BURT’S BEES - Cleansing Oil with Coconut & Argan Oils BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I use all the products listed above both day and night (sunscreen during the day ofc) while the cleansing balm and oil only used during the night for my double cleanse system, and the peeling solution only once a week. I also sometimes use pimple patches for whenever my pimples are getting really big.
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Ayeesha
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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