Slugging: K-Beauty skincare trend which includes coating your face in petrolatum or Vaseline, to prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and keep moisture in your skin. Best for dry skin types. Result is glazed donut skin and improved moisture retention 🍩💧✨ Products used: BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Emulsion Originelle Regenerante
Dec. 16, 2020
Elensilia Escargot Original Repair Cream Review
Today I wanted to talk about a little known anti-aging cream that features one of my favorite ingredients: snail! The Elensilia Escargot Original Repair Cream promises to, "restore the elasticity of the skin for a youthful-looking complexion", which it does through the inclusion of some lovely plant extracts and lots of lots of snail mucin. This cream is used as the last step of your routine, and I most prefer to use it at night as it can be a bit sticky on the skin. The cream itself has the classic snail stringy texture, but when it dries down on the skin it leaves a velvety finish. I really like this products as it helps to keep my skin plump, and does an excellent job of healing any wounds (acne) and soothing redness. I have used up this entire jar, so I can say with confidence that I rather enjoyed it! I found that it was very comfortable to use as a night cream, and that it lived up to its claims. I originally tested it out as it was given to me as a gift, and was super pleased that it worked out for my skin. For those that are wanting to start looking into anti-aging products, this might be a good option if you're still in your twenties and are not experiencing any major signs of aging. It is not a hard-core anti-aging product, so those who are looking for major wrinkle care might not find great results with this product by itself. The only downside I found with the product was the availability- it's hard to find, and can vary wildly in prices (I've seen it anywhere from $15-45/50ml). For that reason, I don't know that I will repurchase it myself, but I enjoyed it while it lasted! Overall, rating this 5/5 stars.
Made just for me! Thankful for you, Curology 🙏
Thankful for all things self-care and skincare! On top of the Birchbox hydration set, Curology has also been on my daily skincare routine lately. Such simple skincare routine all geared towards hydrating dehydrated skin. Honestly, the best why to combat oiliness is restoring hydration or sustaining hydration in our skin. Curology has been part of my night time skincare routine. It’s been cold and I’ve been feeling lazy. I needed a routine that was simple, effective, and quick! Curology’s 3 step skincare on top of the derma e hydrating eye cream and dr.jart ceramidin cream. I double cleanse and double moisturize just because the formula curated for me are drying. What were my skin concerns? • Oiliness/ Sebum/clogged pores • Large pores • Dark Circles/ Wrinkles / Fine Lines •Firmness What my PA-C curated just for me: • 4% Niacinamide - great for wrinkles & fine lines as well as hydration • 2% Azelaic Acid - great for combative acne, redness/irritation, and hyperpigmentation. • 1% Clindamycin - an antibiotic. This is targets the acne causing bacterias that test in our face. #prophylaxis hahaha has to drop some RN verbiage there 😅
Hi guys! I hope you’re having a great Wednesday and week so far! I know that fruits and fruit extracts are very popular in skincare lately. I myself get really excited when I see my favourite fruits incorporated in skincare cause, who wouldn’t? Here on this post I’m going to educate you guys on some the best fruits to have in skincare!! BEST FRUIT 🍉 🍉 Watermelon- A lot of us are dealing with acne in the summer, or maybe it’s just me but this ingredient in skincare is amazing for acne prone skin because it acts as a mild exfoliated which is lighter on the skin than physical when dealing with acne. It’s also full of antioxidants!! A product that contains watermelon that I personally love is the @glowrecipe Watermelon Moisturizer 🍌 Banana- it’s not only yummy, but because 75% of a banana is made up of water it jam packs your skin with moisture and glow! It’s also high in vitamin c and other really good essential vitamins like b3, 5 and 6!! I think we were all first introduced to banana in skincare with the @olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream, which is still a cult favouriteee There are so many other amazing fruits for your skin, but these too are too favourites for me and honourable mention is avocado 🥑 and YES it is a fruit! 😂 (Art is my own)
All You Need For Lazy Day Routines! 🥱🥱🥱
During the week, every day is busy for me. I get up, brush my teeth, make food, start my morning skincare routine, do my hair then out the door I go. Once I come back home, I am super exhausted from driving and working so although I’d love to do a light form a microdermabrasion or even try out my new derma roller, I know that it’s just not happening so I also make time for the essentials. The essentials are always, cleanse, tone, moisturize and put on a sleep mask. Therefore if I ever miss a step it’s because A. I ran out and the product and B. my body is craving a shower and sleep. Needless to say, don’t do either. To start off I always cleanse my face with some type of charcoal infused or either black soap formulation of products. Lately I have found that TGIN has a 2 in one cleanser of both black soap and charcoal that I absolutely love. The “African Black Soap + Shea Butter and Charcoal” soap is promised to detoxify, rejuvenate and clarify the skin which is absolutely needed after a long day of being around many people and every day environmental pollutants. The ingredients of olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, activated charcoal and she butter all help to draw out dirt from the pores and can put a halt to breakouts. My next step is to tone my skin. Yes, cleansing does remove a portion of the dirt and the nastiness on our skin but toning helpt so remove more than what you see or feel. My favorite toner at the moment is by Bare Lush and Co. “Ginseng Astringent”s. Leaving my skin soft and smooth, this oil-free, glycolic, astringent toner and freshener doesn’t tingle the skin; instead it actually calms the skin. It has the most refreshing smell which is another reason why I love it so much. The third and last step that I do is put on a sleep mask. There are a range of masks that you can use to sleep in however for someone with combination skin and concerned about fine lines turning into wrinkles, my go is the Crepe Erase Crépe Erase - Overnight Facial Plumping Treatment. This brand of products are targeted to older consumers however as humans we are all getting older so it’s always best to start reversing time, ahead of time. The brand promises that the “TruFirm Complex helps to visibly smooth and firm fine lines and wrinkles, restoring elasticity…” I can honestly attest to this because my skin is super soft in the morning when I wake up and my skin looks more full and plump. Even on the laziest or the most tired days of the week, these 3 steps will keep you looking and feeling the opposite of how you feel. Give it a try the next time you're thinking of doing the just wash and go to sleep.
Crépe Erase-Overnight Facial Plumping Treatment
🍎 🍏 🍎 🍏 🍎 I’ve been using this cream and it has legit saved my skin! My face has been so dehydrated and dry these weeks (especially since my epic breakout 😞) and this cream has helped plump and hydrate a ton. • There are some amazing ingredients packed in this little jar, namely Swiss Apple stem cell to help fight wrinkles and nourish your skin. I love that this feels like such a luxurious product but has an affordable price tag
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