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This is why you should by trial size first!

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lster
So I do this thing in order to try a bunch of different products and find the ones I love. I buy TRIAL SIZE FIRST! I can spend sooooo much money on skincare when I know I shouldn’t so I started trying the mini of products which financially speaking isn’t maybe the most “bang for your buck” but at least I spend $12 on something and not $38 before I find out I don’t really like it. Regardless, I buy trial size to determine if something is worth the splurge or not and then I am exposed to a bunch of new options to upgrade my skincare. I have wanted to try the OLEHENRIKSEN brand for a while and so when I saw the balance mini kit on sale I jumped on it. (Like literally jumped in the air when I received the package). So here is my honest opinion of these 4 products: OLE HENRIKSEN - Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub
let’s start on a high note. LOVED this scrub. Everything in this collection has menthol-y feel which is intensified if you do this in the shower which is usually how I do scrubs. (My routine is to exfoliate with a scrub whenever I wash my hair - every other day or so). My pores have never felt soooooo clear. It really felt like a sauna for my skin. Plus, my boyfriend (who I force to do skincare) said he felt like he was breaking out by his nose so I put this scrub on him and the pimple disappeared! 🥳 OLE HENRIKSEN - Balancing Force Oil Control Toner
on to the toner. Gotta say, I didn’t love it. It makes my skin feel dry and tight and it burns a little bit. I don’t have particularly sensitive skin so I can imagine that it’s all the worse for those who do. I will say that my forehead and nose can get oily in the summer and that was taken care of with this toner. But overall, would not recommend. OLE HENRIKSEN - Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator
NOPE! Highly disliked this. One could even say hated. Does not provide moisture and it felt like it wasn’t adding anything to my skin just taking away. My face is not that oily so I think it’s just not the right moisturizer for me. If you know anything about me, it’s that I love moisturizer. OLE HENRIKSEN - Cold Plunge Pore Mask
I liked but I didn’t love this mask. This was the product that I bought this set for and while I do like it, I’m not sure I would give it the same rave reviews that others have given. It applies very smoothly and has a cooling sensation when you are wearing it. The color is really pretty (see picture!) but that’s not a reason to buy a mask. Also: this set is supposed to shrink pores and I don’t really find that it did that for me but maybe it just takes a little more time. Overall, this was super surprising to me. I didn’t think I would love the scrub as much as I did and dislike the other things as much as I did. I will definitely be buying the full size of the scrub but jury’s still out on the mask.
Jun. 26
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lisaa.lskinlol yeah trial size saved a lot money
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This daily morning routine has saved my skin 🍊
Start every morning with this routine and some hot lemon water. 🍋 Quick disclaimer I’m a HUGE Ole Henriksen fan 💫 I use Ole Henriksen truth juice daily cleanser to cleanse my face everyday, on days that I feel a little more oily or just want a good scrub on my face I’ll use Ole Henriksen pore-balance facial sauna scrub. It feels sooo amazing, it’s hot when your scrubbing it into your skin and it’s cool as soon as you wash it off 🥵🥶OLE HENRIKSEN - Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Juice Daily Cleanser Next I like to use both a toner and an essence. I use Ole Henriksen balancing force oil control toner. After cleansing I use this with a cotton pad going all over my face and neck.OLE HENRIKSEN - Balancing Force Oil Control Toner Next, I use FRESH black tea kombucha essence. I just put a couple drops into my hands and pat it all over my face and neck.fresh - Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence Nyc Limited Edition Next, I use Ole Henriksen truth serum (Ive been using this for years and it’s amazing I’ll probably use it for many many more) Again just putting it into my hand and putting it all over my face and neck. OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum I then use The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid 2% + B5 before I use my moisturize.The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I use Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide creme all over my face and next. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream Followed by my eye creams I use a very small amount of The Ordinary Caffeine solution 5% + EGCG The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Then I use a pea sized amount of the banana bright eye creme by Ole Henriksen to follow. OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème After all that I top with Joise Maran argon daily SPF 47 JOSIE MARAN - Replacement Pump for Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 & Argan Oil Hair Serum (not in the photo because I broke the bottle 😫 ) I wanna love this product but it’s super suppppppper heavy/creamy for my skin.. so if your a little more oily just watch out for this! I am looking for something a little more light weight so if you have recommendations, let a girl know 🙋🏽‍♀️ Thanks 💫💞
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savannahmaerz
The Importance of Layering Skincare in Order
In the past couple of weeks, I wasn’t seeing much of a progress in how my skin was going. Yes, my skin was cleaner but I still felt like I was mostly improvising the order of the products. That’s when I decided to research how to properly apply skincare products. From my extensive research, I discovered the right order for AM and PM skincare routines. AM: 💫 Cleanser I start my day with the OLE HENRIKSEN - Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser 💫💫 Toner I then go in with my OLE HENRIKSEN - Balancing Force Oil Control Toner I simply put some on a cotton pad and get rid of the remaining dirt and rebalance my pH. 2.5: Jade roller massage This is a step I do to help with the inflammation from remaining/new cystic acne that works amazingly. The cooling effect of the SMARTR SKIN - Jade Roller for Face with Gua Sha facial tool does wonders. 💫💫💫 Serums The serum I use in the morning is the OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum It smells great and helps brighten my skin. 💫💫💫💫 Eye cream For this step, I use the OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème It helps brighten under my sleep deprived eyes and has a light shimmer to it. 💫💫💫💫💫 Moisturizer I used to use the OLE HENRIKSEN - C-Rush Brightening Double Crème which I previously gave a 5 star review to. In the long run, I saw that my skin was getting oiler when I used this moisturizer. The one I am currently using is the OLE HENRIKSEN - Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer which is light and gel like and very refreshing. 💫💫💫💫💫💫 Face oil I’ve recently received a sample of BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil and this face oil is the most exquisite and light face oil I’ve ever tried. Definitely purchasing the full size bottle. 💫💫💫💫💫💫💫 Sunscreen My sunscreen is the VICHY - Idéal Soleil Ultra-Light Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 which I apply consistently on my face throughout the day whether I go outside or not. PM: 💫 Cleanser I use the same cleanser as the AM. It helps take out all the dirt accumulated during the day. 💫💫 Toner Same here! I use the same toner as the AM and my face feels refreshed before going to bed. 💫💫💫 Serums Here, I go with the OLE HENRIKSEN - Invigorating Night Transformation Gel When I wake up, my face feels unbelievable. The chemical exfoliator does one hell of a trick. 💫💫💫💫 Eye cream I purchased this Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado a while back but couldn’t wear it during the day due to its thickness. I now wear it at night and it stays on all night long. 💫💫💫💫💫 Moisturizer I finish up with my moisturizer OLE HENRIKSEN - Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer This might not work for everyone but, I’m definitely seeing changes!
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SuzieSheep
Wanting To Shrink Pore Size
I bought this during a heat wave after someone here said this mask was like “putting a bag of ice on your face” 😂. While it does have that standard cooling effect it mentions, I was sad to find that it didn’t absolutely freeze my face, but I think that part is just a me problem. I’m not really sure if it’s helping my pores but it’s important to note that I don’t use this regularly. Immediately after use I don’t see any major differences but I still think it’s a good mask in general. There’s nothing I dislike about OLE HENRIKSEN - Cold Plunge Pore Mask .
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EerieBabe
A mask you actually want to wear😏
First things first, follow me for more content like this😘💖. I don’t usually gravitate towards masks because I never seem to want to sit with it on and I always just want to get on with my skincare routine. However, I came across this mask because it had so many great reviews and my pores are always out of control. I guess you could say it’s a “cult favorite”. The Cold Plunge Pore Mask from Ole Henriksen is supposed to “deeply purify and diminish the look of pores with an exhilarating chill”. This mask is formulated with AHA, BHA, clay, willow herb extracts and neem seed oil. 💖 There is literally nothing I hate about this product. I love it. I love the cooling sensation and I have seen a great reduction in my pores. It feels like I’ve been kissed by an ice cube that was chewing mint gum lol. My face always feels like it’s getting a deep clean when I use this mask. My face is extremely smooth and the amount of oil on my face has reduced throughout the day. It’s safe to say that I finally know why this is a cult favorite. For this product it is recommended to be used 2-3 times a week and use cool water to take it off. Since this product contains AHA please do wear sunscreen after, at least spf 30. I highly recommend this product for anyone who has problems with their pores. It comes in a 3.4 oz tube and retails for $38.00. I only use this on my nose and cheek area, not my whole face. Definitely worth the price and worth the 15 minutes of wearing it. But don’t be like me, please be consistent 😘. OLE HENRIKSEN - Cold Plunge Pore Mask
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RedheadSkincare
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HELP ME!
i am just starting to get into skin and would appreciate some to help find the things that work for me! i have mostly oily skin, besides on my cheeks close to my ears thats normaland dry in the canadian winters. if you have products that would work better. Please let me know !! in the P.M i use CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm on the days i wear make up and then follow up with FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser i will then put TRULY - Purple Rain Glow Serum 2 drops on each cheek and 1 on my forehead. i only use the OLE HENRIKSEN - Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator and the DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 in the mornings after i use the cleanser
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smuttyreader
Help!!
Im 18 and I’ve been struggling with teenage and hormonal acne for around a year now, I just started getting cystic acne around March!! I do a lot of exercise and whenever I sweat all my makeup starts to run and my red blemished face is on show to everyone to see! I watch SKINCAREBYHYRAM so I do know my skincare. But I would still like some help to get rid of my redness and irritation! Ps. I always pick at my face and I need help/tips on stopping that! Here’s what I’ve been using recently: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Micellar Cleansing Water Ultra and Makeup Remover - does a good job removing makeup LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin - I love this cleanser, it gets all the gunk and oil out but isn’t too stripping - fragrance free yay! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - A must have! - Calms my redness a bit and helps/stops excess oil production The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - Helps control oil production - leaves my skin feeling hydrated OLE HENRIKSEN - Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator - Never leaves me oily - Sometimes I have to add a different moisturizer for the dry patches because its very mattifying CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion - Simple and gentle - Very hydrating sometimes I wake up oily in T-zone PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator - Use at night - evens skin texture - bye bye black heads! PAULA'S CHOICE - Clear Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment - Benzol Peroxide gets rid of large under the skin bumps before they turn into cystic acne - Dries EVERYTHING so moisturizer is a must! COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch - Life saver when I got a big ass white head in the middle of my forehead, shrinks them down over night - Helps heal the spots that I’ve picked (oopsie) - Stops me from picking during the night time Dr. PAWPAW - Ultimate Red - Favourite lip balm Okay so I think I do a pretty solid job at skincare, I’m just really guilty of picking😤☹️ Need some help with that!!!
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Cheryl_
This daily morning routine has saved my skin 🍊
Start every morning with this routine and some hot lemon water. 🍋 Quick disclaimer I’m a HUGE Ole Henriksen fan 💫 I use Ole Henriksen truth juice daily cleanser to cleanse my face everyday, on days that I feel a little more oily or just want a good scrub on my face I’ll use Ole Henriksen pore-balance facial sauna scrub. It feels sooo amazing, it’s hot when your scrubbing it into your skin and it’s cool as soon as you wash it off 🥵🥶OLE HENRIKSEN - Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Juice Daily Cleanser Next I like to use both a toner and an essence. I use Ole Henriksen balancing force oil control toner. After cleansing I use this with a cotton pad going all over my face and neck.OLE HENRIKSEN - Balancing Force Oil Control Toner Next, I use FRESH black tea kombucha essence. I just put a couple drops into my hands and pat it all over my face and neck.fresh - Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence Nyc Limited Edition Next, I use Ole Henriksen truth serum (Ive been using this for years and it’s amazing I’ll probably use it for many many more) Again just putting it into my hand and putting it all over my face and neck. OLE HENRIKSEN - Truth Serum I then use The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid 2% + B5 before I use my moisturize.The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I use Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide creme all over my face and next. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream Followed by my eye creams I use a very small amount of The Ordinary Caffeine solution 5% + EGCG The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Then I use a pea sized amount of the banana bright eye creme by Ole Henriksen to follow. OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème After all that I top with Joise Maran argon daily SPF 47 JOSIE MARAN - Replacement Pump for Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 & Argan Oil Hair Serum (not in the photo because I broke the bottle 😫 ) I wanna love this product but it’s super suppppppper heavy/creamy for my skin.. so if your a little more oily just watch out for this! I am looking for something a little more light weight so if you have recommendations, let a girl know 🙋🏽‍♀️ Thanks 💫💞
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savannahmaerz
In heat
Let’s talk about this scrub from ole Henriksen☕️☕️. First things first, this scrub heats up🔥 so be careful ⚠️⚠️⚠️. As you can see from the second picture the scrub burned me a little. Other than it burning me, I actually like it. It does feel nice on the face especially when you’re in the shower. It’s not too abrasive. If you do use it, again be careful. This really does scrub the impurities away. Am i going to buy it again, maybe. I’m just upset it burned me a little. OLE HENRIKSEN - Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub
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Ole Henriksen Set = Bang for your Buck! 💸🤩
Ole Henriksen Set = Bang for your Buck! 💸🤩
This 4 piece set from Sephora is a GAME CHANGER!!! Not only do you get to try all of these high quality products, the value is insane! $21 for this 4-piece set, filled with cult favorites that have added some awesome products to my routine. OLE HENRIKSEN - Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub An amazing exfoliator! The texture and smell are both A+, and it has the coolest feeling when taking it off with water. You feel super clean after using this. It is definitely in the running for my favorite exfoliator next to the Dermalogica powder. #OLE HENRIKSEN - Balancing Force Oil Control Toner[products]#[FiveStars] After using this product, I can confidently say I’ve NEVER had a high quality toner before. I’m obsessed!!! It has a cooling feel after being put on, and helps to make sure your serums and moisturizer soak in. My skin texture has seen some improvement which is what I was going for. I don’t have a particularly oily face, and this works for me! Probably my favorite product out of this set. OLE HENRIKSEN - Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator I don’t use this too much, because I’m obsessed with my OLAY moisturizer. I use this overnight when I’m packing a lot of serums and treatments on my face, to ensure that my pores don’t get TOO clogged overnight. Great product, recommend for anyone with oily skin. OLE HENRIKSEN - Cold Plunge Pore Mask THIS PRODUCT LIVES UP TO THE HYPE!!! I’m obsessed. I couldn’t be more obsessed. Not only does it minimize your pores, but the cooling feeling and vibrant blue color make this the best/ most Instagrammable face mask. 😂 Will definitely repurchase the full size!!! All of these products live up to the hype. Like I said, my face actually tends to fall more to the dry side over oily, but these products are still all so great!
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Cold Plunge Pore Mask
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The Telltale Signs Of Combination Skin And Ultimate Care Tips
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If you have combination skin, it can be tricky to find products—you may find something that improves dryness only to worsen oiliness or vice versa. 
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GlowingChelsy
Brand Spotlight: Ole Henriksen
Brand Spotlight: Ole Henriksen
I discovered this brand after watching one of my favorite youtubers (Samantha Ravndahl) talk about their Glow2OH toner helping her skin texture (she has acne and acne scarring). Honestly I wasn’t planning on buying more than that from the brand until they started releasing more and more products I was interested in trying! Let’s get into that more... Products I’ll be reviewing: PHAT Glow Facial Balancing Force Oil Control Toner Force of Nurture Hand Cream OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask My freaking fave. So, backstory: I was previously forcing myself to use Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial every week. For months. Now, I have very sensitive skin that has rosacea and is acne prone. I have uneven skin texture from acne scarring. Babyfacial was pretty much made for me right? Wrong. It destroyed my skin barrier. But that’s another tale for another day. At this point I had given up on chemical exfoliating masks. Until OH’s Black Friday sale...I impulsively picked this up and I’m SO GLAD I did! It’s a gentler formula than Babyfacial, using PHAs instead of BHAs and AHAs—but honestly it does an even better job and destroying my blackheads and sebaceous filaments! Get this too—it doesn’t trigger my rosacea AT ALL. Zero redness! That’s literally insane to me. It does contain a bit of fragrance but tbh it doesn’t bother my skin at all. $50 for 1.7oz is awesome. When I run out of this I will be so sad! #OLEHENRIKSEN - Balancing Force Oil Control Toner[products]#[OneStar] Ahh, I wanted to love this so badly. Then I realized my skin type is 0% suited for this product. Nowadays I have combination dry skin (even though I was only using this on my nose which is oily) and it was causing my skin to flake from dryness. I want to also mention it might be a sensitivity I have to essential oils (this one tingles your skin as it contains eucalyptus and peppermint oil). Since then, I have switched to the Paula’s Choice BHA liquid and it is much better suited to my needs. I’m happy I got a sample size of this before purchasing, as it’s $29 for 6.5oz—not bad, but it would feel wasteful for me to throw away that much product. OLE HENRIKSEN - Force of Nurture Intensive Hand Creme This hand cream is my winter lizard hand savior! I prefer to use this throughout the day and a heavier cream at night. I am very sad because this has been discontinued. It does contain a bit of fragrance but the kpagnan butter in it cancels it out, I swear! My hands have never felt so soft after using it. I stocked up on it while it was on sale, but being discontinued I’m very sad and will try to find another kpangnan butter equivalent when I run out. Have you tried anything from OH? What are your faves and hates?
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Force of Nurture Intensive Hand Creme
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𝘕𝘌𝘞 𝘗𝘙𝘖𝘋𝘜𝘊𝘛 𝘈𝘓𝘌𝘙
𝘕𝘌𝘞 𝘗𝘙𝘖𝘋𝘜𝘊𝘛 𝘈𝘓𝘌𝘙𝘛* 𝘒𝘐𝘕𝘋𝘈 🚨 ⁣ 𝐂𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐒𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐤 🌱⁣ ⁣ It’s come to my attention that @laneige_us newest 𝐂𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐒𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤 was released & although it’s new for the US ...𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞! I snatched it from South Korea a while ago...so ya know I’ve got the tea! 🍵 ⁣ ⁣ 💚𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘊𝘪𝘤𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘴?! 𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸! 💭 ⁣ ⁣ 🌲 This mask is 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 in comparison to their legendary water mask, in a good way! Unlike the water cream which is gel like, 𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐧𝐨𝐧 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐲, 𝐧𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐲 & 𝐚𝐛𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧! Also, if you have 𝐒𝐄𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐒𝐊𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐈𝐒 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐁𝐀𝐄 !! This mask is designed to help strengthen, improve & restore the barrier of our skin. This is where 𝐂𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 (𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚) which is a powerful Forrest yeast which claims to deliver 119% more moisture to the skin.⁣ ⁣ 🌲After using the mask whenever needed for about 9 months I have to say I was VERY impressed. My skin was beyond hydrated in the morning & irritations I Had from homonal acne & breakouts certainly calmed down. ⁣ ⁣ 🌲 My mom has very 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 & sometimes has 𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐚 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐮𝐩𝐬 so I had her try it as well & she really enjoyed it. Dry patches along with redness she sometimes experiences had decreased substantially along with increased hydration. ⁣ ⁣ 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐲𝐩𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭 & 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 (~𝟐𝟓 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐚 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐚 $𝟑𝟒) 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐭! 𝐈𝐌𝐎⁣
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Alcohols in skincare; the good, bad, and ugly
Alcohols in skincare; the good, bad, and ugly
Something I’ve encountered a lot lately at work is misinformation about alcohol in skincare. It’s definitely a myth that all alcohol is bad alcohol. I want to shed a little bit of light on bad alcohols and good alcohols in skincare. The Bad: The most common bad alcohol you’ll encounter in skincare is denatured alcohol. If you see this in the first few ingredients... run! The CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 3 is an example of this as it is the second ingredient! *in most cases the higher up something is on the ingredient list the more concentrated it is* You may think you’re seeing instant results with this (especially if you have oily skin) but what it’s really doing is stripping your skin and preventing it from preforming it’s natural functions. This will cause dryness, possible irritation, and will wreck your moisture barrier over time. Another example of this ingredient is the exuviance - Resurfacing Glycolic Wash. More examples of bad alcohols in skincare are isopropyl alcohol, methanol, SD alcohol, and ethanol. If you see these just put the product down, it’s not worth it. The Good: Now at this point you might be thinking that all alcohol is bad in skincare but that’s totally not the case!! There are actually really good alcohols that can really benefit your skin. These are considered fatty alcohols. They help draw in and hold moisture. The most common ones you’ll see are cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, glycol, and cetearyl alcohol. A HUGE favorite of mine lately has been the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask which includes cetyl alcohol, glycol, and cetearyl alcohol. My skin has been really going through it lately with wearing my mask and I noticed how it felt very dry and irritated. I immediately went out and purchased this mask to help soothe (it also contains colloidal oatmeal) and hydrate my skin. It has a thicker, cream consistency with those oatmeal chunks all throughout. When I say this nourished, soothed, and hydrated my skin better than anything I’ve ever used I really mean it. This mask has been a blessing. The fatty alcohols help draw in that moisture and lock it in making it perfect for those with all skin types (but especially dry and combo). It also doesn’t contain any dyes or fragrances making it perfect for sensitive skin. So long story short not all alcohols are bad alcohols. You just have to be careful and read the label to see what’s really in a product. If anyone has any questions please let me know 🖤
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Mallory
Clarifying Lotion 3
CLINIQUE-Clarifying Lotion 3
Very calming sleeping mask
Very calming sleeping mask
⭐️ 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 ⭐️ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Laneige, Cica Sleeping Mask ($34 but price varies, Sephora, YesStyle, Amazon, https://www.octoly.com/c/hbv28/r/hb6dv) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ———————⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⇛Beauty (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️): This cousin to the water sleeping mask is for normal to sensitive skin, with cica (Centella Asiatica) as it’s star ingredient. The texture on this is a true cream with no fragrance, unlike the gel texture of the water sleeping mask which also has a slight fragrance. Overall, this mask did a great job of sealing everything in. It’s fairly simple, so you’ll need a hydrating toner (if you have dry skin) and actives, before applying this as your last layer. It plays well with all my other products, with no pilling or any other weird textural issues. I’ve also used this simply as a moisturizer, and it works great. I prefer this to the water sleeping mask, I think it does a better job of moisturizing the skin and love that it has no fragrance. It helped calm some breakouts I’ve been having, and making the area less inflamed. If you have sensitive or irritated skin, you might really enjoy this! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ———————⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⇛Business (⭐️⭐️⭐️, arguably not cruelty free): Laneige was one of the first korean skincare brands I purchased, arguably my entry into Kbeauty. I’ve tried a variety of their products, and most have delivered on claims and were leaps and bounds better than what I could find in the US market for the price point. In that way, it’ll always have a special place in my heart. I’m deducting points because it’s not cruelty free. I am not sure whether the parent company, Amore Pacific, is cruelty free either. Cruelty Free Kitty reports that the company responded to her inquiry that they are cruelty free, however consumers report that they sell in mainland China. As always, make your own determination to how you feel about these activities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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PR sample for review purposes
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Business.Of.Beauty
Cica Sleeping Mask
LANEIGE-Cica Sleeping Mask
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