average girl trying to create a good quality skin routine that is sensitive skin and colored skin friendly
🍵 matcha match?? 🍵
No pictures but let me tell you how wonderful this combination was! TONYMOLY - I'm Real Green Tea Sheet Mask I started off with washing my face, again just so everyone knows. I don’t endorse face masks anymore. I ended up hoarding a bunch and I just don’t want my money to go to waste. Continued on with a couple serums and proceeded to put the mask on. After about 20 minutes. My face felt dewy and extremely moisturized. I wouldn’t recommend this as something to try on regularly because of the fragrance and how expensive it would end up being (you won’t be getting your money’s worth in benefits) however, in comparison to the other tonymoly masks, it definitely feels better! I DEW CARE - Matcha Mood Soothing Green Tea Wash-Off Mask Ugh 😍 this mask was such a treat. It’s like a light, fluffy mousse textured treat. It smelled super fresh and did a decent job calming my skin. I tried not to let it dry because it isn’t supposed to but it’s so easy to forget. V calming, 9/10. -1 for fragrance
TONYMOLY-I'm Real Green Tea Sheet Mask
New Years beauty resolutions/goals
Skin: Continue to follow my current routine. Get paulas choice 2% bha toner Avoid going on skincare product shopping rampages Wear more make up, because it makes me happy Hair: Attempt to get 5 new looks in this upcoming year. No more homemade hair treatments. find the most suitable scalp treatment for myself this year
Honey masks?! 🍯 🐝 🧖🏽♀️
TONYMOLY - I'm Real Honey Sheet Mask Just your average tonymoly sheet mask in honey, smells sweet and feels decently hydrating THE OOZOO - Fresh Capsule Mask Royal Jelly The application method is the most fun process, you break in the tab and from the unsealed plastic honey comb the serum flows out and is soaked by the fiber mask. Other than that, this mask was just okay too
THE OOZOO-Fresh Capsule Mask Royal Jelly
✨Current morning routine ☀️✨
This is my fall/winter skin routine, it’s not as moisturizing as a lot of others people’s routines (but I’m indoors a lot more so my biggest concern is dry air versus cold dry air, and maskne) THE inkey LIST - Polyglutamic Acid Hydrating Serum Recently, I learned of the benefits of polyglutamic acid and figured why not try it out. Apart from the strong chemical smell. I love the foundation it creates for my face, leaving it ever so slight tacky making it much easier to add on other products without that built up feeling. It’s been a couple months and I have noticed a different in the softness of my face and just so you know, it’s perfectly fine to use with hyaluronic acid! COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence After my foundation, I go on to add the revered snail mucin, no need to rave about this. You must already know if you’re here haha. THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum My newest holy grail. It has reduced the appearance of the clogged pores on my nose. And let me tell you I have so many of them. From blackheads to keratin plugs. I totally believe everyone should have a bha serum of any sort in their routine! PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I go over all of the previous products with 2 of my favorite niacinamide products, niacinamide helps with a multitude of ailments, from hyperpigmentation/scarring to pore care. It’s definitely helped with certain areas of my face. THE inkey LIST - Caffeine Eye Cream I know the cream isn’t going to stay put only on my eye area and usually I avoid eye creams all together but recently I have been interested in trying out different eye creams, I do enjoy this one. Although I have not really seem much of a difference in the way my eyes look haha THE BETTER SKIN CO. - Better Skin Mirakle Cream To seal it all in, a good fragrance free moisturizer.
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
✨👣 feet lovin’ freak 👣✨
I’m a waitress, and that should be a good indicator of blistered, achey, gross and unhappy feet. That are also dry, and not so smooth to the touch. I used quarantine to up my foot game, brought a bunch of foot stuff (this is only the beginning of my journey haha) I haven’t used all the products together, but it wouldn’t hurt if you did! TONYMOLY - Changing U Magic Foot Peeling Shoes I have tried the earth therapeutics foot peeling mask as well, and initially thought these masks were gimmicks. However, I have come to learn that is not the case. I really love what the peeling mask has done for my feet. You don’t see it instantly but within a few days pieces of skin start to come off and it’s such a fulfilling experience to watch happen (DO NOT TUG OR PULL ON THE SKIN THO, that’s a bad idea don’t do it) It took approx two weeks for everything to come off, and voila brand new feet to walk with!! #Okeeffees - Healthy feet, exfoliating cream[products]#[FiveStars] Now for maintenance, even though I was using this before the peeling mask. I like how emollient this stuff is, perfect for putting over socks and going to sleep in. #Bodi pure - Keratin foot mask[products]#[ThreeStars] The keratin mask is basically a sock with some Vaseline textured “keratin” in it. It’s not what I expected but it wasn’t too bad either. I wasn’t a fan but maybe you might like it! Aveeno - Repairing Cica Foot Mask I think like with sheet masks for the face, you would have to use this repeatedly (which can prove to be very costly) to get the benefits claimed by the mask. I think it’s a good pick me up and I was left with adequately moisturized and pampered feet by the end of it. All in all, I would recommend trying these out just for the experience! You might even find yourself coming back to a couple of these products
TONYMOLY-Changing U Magic Foot Peeling Shoes
Umbra Tinte ☀️SPF 30 Protection! 🐘
The product: Drunk Elephant’s Umbra Tinte is a physical daily defence broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 Protection! ✨ It also is slightly tinted and helps with fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, dullness, and of course, protection from those hot rays! ☀️ My impressions: The first time that I had tried out Umbra Tinte was when I had gone on vacation to cuba, which is a crazy hot destination! I was looking for a light weight sunscreen that also had a slight tint of colour for an all-natural look, and this sunscreen was all that! It moisturized and protected my skin in a way that no other brand has before. The littlest bit also went a long way and gave tons of coverage! The SPF was not too only or drying, which was perfect for a more humid area and felt so natural, especially since the bland smell was not strong. The best thing about the product was that it was not sticky and or did not make my skin feel like had no room to breathe! 💦 How it worked for combination skin: Umbra Tinte worked so well for combination skin as it is designed for all skin types! It did not strip any natural oils, create dryness, or cause any burning sensations, which is so awesome considering it is a sunscreen! You can also mix in your own moisturizers or oils for your own satisfaction to allow your skin to reach it’s full potential with this Drunk Elephant product! ✨ Skin type for Umbra Tinte: 🐘 Normal 🐘 Combination 🐘 Dry 🐘 Oily Length of Use: 5 months Cost: $36 USD / 60ML Target Areas 🎯 Fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, dullness and SPF protection! Recommend: I would recommend Umbra Tinte to all ages and generations! It is so gentle and light weight, which is great for all skin types. Most importantly, the product actually works, and a bonus is the tinted colouring! Overall Rating: Overall, the Umbra Tinte is one of the best sunscreen I have tried, and although it is on the costly side, you really do get your monies worth! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
📚 𝓢𝓴𝓲𝓷𝓬𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓽 📚
💳🛍I recently went on a book ordering spree... (😝one of my favorite things, besides skincare splurges) 💻 Even though we can get seemingly endless information about skincare online, I was curious to seek out some books because I love the tactility & I really hate reading on a screen. Regarding ingredients, there is a plethora of opposing information online, & I’m sure these books will yield some of that too. It’s important to cross reference your searches, meaning checking multiple sources & comparing that information. It’s also important to consider what site is providing the information & whom might benefit from it. 📚Swipe to peek inside📖 PRETTY ICONIC A Personal Look at the Beauty Products That Changed the World By Sali Hughes 2016 💄$18-$21 (paperback version) I was most excited about this one, I’m a big fan of pop culture history & of course I love beauty products. I think this book would likely find a loving home on many of your coffee tables☕️ With over 400 pages of iconic & cult popular skincare & cosmetics products from over the decades, this is such a fun addition to any beauty fanatics collection! THE BEAUTY GEEK’S GUIDE TO SKINCARE 1,000 Essential Definitions of Common Product Ingredients By Deborah Burnes 2019 👩🏽🔬$15-$18 • 178 pages A really great resource for looking up both chemical & botanical ingredients. The vast majority of the book is just like a dictionary. It also includes some natural recipes & remedies, as well as source references for all ingredient info. MAKEUP IS NOT (JUST) MAGIC A Manga Guide to Cosmetics & Skin Care Written & illustrated by Ikumi Rotta 2019 🌸$14 • 135 pages This super cute manga was translated into English earlier this year. It takes the form of a guide to the basics of Japanese skincare & makeup application by following a loose narrative of a young woman who writes about beauty products on social media (sound familiar?😻) I read a lot of manga, I’m impressed by this high quality paper! THE KOREAN SKINCARE BIBLE The Ultimate Guide to K-Beauty Secrets By Lilian Yang, Leah Ganse & Sara Jiménez 2018 Makeup chapter by Esther Sandoval 💗$13 (hardbound) 🇪🇸This was actually originally published in Spain as: ‘El Arte Coreano del Cuidado de la Piel’ It’s a cute little 189 pages, straightforward & informative. THE LITTLE BOOK OF SKINCARE Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin By Charlotte Cho 2015 ☁️$26 (hardbound) 212 pages The creator of Korean beauty shopping site, ‘Soko Glam’ & skincare brand, ‘Then I Met You’ wrote this very cute & approachable book full of Korean skincare tips for beginners➕if you’re ever in Seoul, there’s a nice section on all the spas, salons & stores to hit up. K-BEAUTY : THE FACTS Korea’s Top Dermatologist Reveals the Insider Truth about Korean Skincare By Hae Shin Chung 2020 🇰🇷$13 • 175 pages This book aims to debunk &/or demystify many Korean skincare myths with science, graphs & knowledge from 1 of South Korea’s most renowned dermatologists.
NARS-Aqua Gel Luminous Mask
Acne Fighting Mask! GREAT Spot Treatment
This acne fighting mask is packed with acne-treating ingredients to exfoliate, absorb extra oil and cleanse clogged pores. So what's inside? Sulfur 10% This is the maximum, over-the-counter grade of sulfur. It clears the skin and can prevent future breakouts! Kaolin and Bentonite Clays Absorbs excess oil and cleans the pores. Aloe Vera Calms and hydrates the skin. The mask can be used all over or as a spot treatment. I prefer to use it only as a spot treatment because it can be a bit drying for my whole face. It works really well for any kind of cystic acne by reducing size and redness. Retailing for $52 this 5 oz jar will last me forever! Even if used as a full face mask, only a thin layer is needed. PETER THOMAS ROTH - Sulfur Cooling Mask 142g #CherieCreator
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Sulfur Cooling Mask 142g
NEW Glossier Skywash
Introducing the new @glossier Skywash Sheer Matte Lid Tints!! Wanted to post these primarily for swatch comparisons and color selection if you have been debating on picking up a shade. 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐂𝐋𝐀𝐈𝐌𝐄𝐑: I have not tried these on the eyes yet so cannot speak to their performance but based upon first swatches these apply very sheer and have a thin consistency. I found it easy to build up the color with the applicator on my arm. Will be sharing my final thoughts once I fully test them out but until then enjoy some pretty swatches!!💟 **Products gifted by glossier** Glossier. - Skywash
Moisture barrier progress
(Ignore the audio) My active breakouts have finally stopped, well mostly. I have a couple zits at the moment but nothing like it use to be. I have slowed down on physical/ chemical exfoliation. I do it about three times a week now. I’ve added vitamin C and much more diligent about SPF even if I’m staying indoors. I’ve always been very consistent in my skincare but I tend to over due it with actives so seeing how wonderful my skin can clear up when I simplify my routine is nice to see.
My Top 4 Favourite Moisturizers
I’ve tried a lot of moisturizers- I’m not Sephora Rouge for nothing! Many were okay for my combination skin, though less fit my skin when it was super oily and even less work now for my super sensitive skin, but these four are moisturizers I keep coming back to, due to their lovely textures and wonderful formulations. [Products are depicted and listed thickest to thinnest] DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream is a fluffy yet rich whipped moisturizer that feels creamy and silky on skin, but quickly absorbs and leaves a satin finish. A somewhat pricy ($60/50mL) moisturizer I’d recommend for all skin types -though I’d recommend dried skin types add in an oil too- Lala contains ceramides, fatty acids, sodium hyaluronate, and a variety of whipped oils to offer skin barrier support and potent moisture without any shine. I’ll be repurchasing soon to use alongside my tretinoin regime! PAULA'S CHOICE - Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer manages to sit between a gel and a cream, offering medium-weight but potent moisture. I use this moisturizer currently, in the evening! It’s packed with pre-, pro-, and post-biotics to support a healthy skin microbiome to fight off unfriendly bacteria that could otherwise take up residence on skin to cause acne or irritation. I love this reasonably-priced ($42/50mL) moisturizer for how gentle it is, managing to soothe my tretinoin-irritated skin and apply to eczema flare-ups without any stinging. I’d recommend this for all skin types, though I find it seems to offer longer-term hydration than Lala so dry skin may not need to add an oil. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream is a lightweight gel moisturizer that is bouncy and hydrating, though I will say the only drawback to this moisturizer is its shiny finish that takes a while to fade. A bit pricy at $68 for 50mL. But it feels very light on the skin, making it perfect under makeup or (you better 👀) sunscreen, especially for combination, oily, and normal skin. This is primarily an anti-aging moisturizer and it feels absolutely divine coming fresh out of the fridge in the summer. stratia - Liquid Gold is a light, silky treasure trove of skin-identical cholesterol, fatty acids, and ceramides to affordably ($27/60mL) and effectively nourish the skin barrier as the included niacinamide soothes any signs of irritation. I love this moisturizer so much! It’s versatile, working as a moisturizer for oily skin while also being a very moisturizing serum for dry skin to layer under another moisturizer. I especially love it on especially humid, hot days, as it never feels heavy and gives a non-shiny satin finish.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Lala Retro Whipped Cream