“A gentle, PHA- and BHA-infused watermelon toner that hydrates skin and minimizes the appearance of pores” performance | full star | gotta give it to ‘em simply for the fact they they say minimizes the APPEARANCE of pores. Yeah pores don’t actually be changing size, but they can appear lil’ when they don’t have a bunch of nasty’s in them. Literally my new favorite toner though, no burning/tingling sensation and thicc enough to pour into your hand texture | full star | Stan with this texture, as I said above you can plop some right into your hand, makes it easier to pat into skin & no need to waste a cotton pad scent | full star | I am stunned at how bomb this smells! Herbal & fruity, but not the artificial watermelon (yes I’m calling you out jolly ranchers) packaging | full star | the grooves in the bottle make it much easier to hang on to, def need as a clutzy b. Plus the pink top is cute af annnnd the bottle looks real cute wit a single stem flower in it, or two if you really wanna live ingredients | .65 star | there is super subtle fragrance in there, but everything else is all good, especially that cactus water to make it thicc value | .75 star | $34 is a little on the higher end for toner, but honestly worth it with how amaze this product is Total 5.4 out of 6 stars
GLOW RECIPE-Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner
My Skincare Story: Eczema +
Over the years, I’ve dealt with acne and dry skin, but in the more recent years, nothing has affected me, in terms of my skin, like eczema and the resulting infections!!! Staph anyone? From November 2017 to August 2018, I’ve had bouts of the worst flare ups in my life. Let me just say, that period of time has probably been the hardest period of my life: I got into a car accident, I’ve got into a few gut-wrenching emotional fights with people, and the worst thing of all, my father passed away... while I was still finishing university. I had to miss 2 weeks of classes due to my skin condition because it was painful to move when the eczema was on my body from head to toe 🤕 To say that I was under a lot of stress is an understatement. Eczema is still a pretty mysterious health issue to most, but the health community is being very adamant about finding its different root causes. One thing for sure, it’s definitely not just something that appears on your skin “just because.” I believe that my skin was expressing all of the ways I was feeling. Stress literally compromises the skin barrier with stress hormones like cortisol. It was also hard to take care of myself, I began eating a lot of fried foods, so my gut was impacted by “leaky gut” syndrome where I developed many food sensitivities. Finding some of these answers through research, many appointments with various health professionals, and self exploration, I have hope that eczema isn’t something that I’ll have to deal with forever. Though I still deal with some eczema flare ups from time to time, it’s never completely out of control like the ones displayed in the pictures. I’m still finding ways to heal myself, as it isn’t linear, but in the meanwhile my favourite eczema management product is purO3 - Ozonated Olive Oil (only a 4 ⭐️ because it’s smelly!! I wouldn’t wear this on a date or out n about) Ozonated olive oil is a one-ingredient saviour that has great skin healing properties. It reduces inflammation, kills Staphylococcus aureus infections, and aids in quicker repair of the skin. I start seeing results within days of using it. You can also use this product orally (gum infections), to heal wounds from cuts and bug bites, as spot treatment for acne, etc. It even helps reduce hyperpigmentation scars from eczema and acne!!! 🎉 let’s just say this is my staple, like some would claim coconut oil.
purO3-Ozonated Olive Oil