Introducing niacinamide in my routine 🤠
I posted about The Ordinary Niacinamide+Zinc a couple weeks ago and said I'd wait a bit until giving more thoughts on the product. For me, this serum was irritating and caused redness. Pretty sure my skin does not tolerate zinc so much. My skin just didn't feel great even after taking all the precautions I could based on the reviews I have read online. It's already snowing a lot where I live and I rather not keep on trying something that irritates my skin when it's going to get -35°C soonish. My rating is based on my personal experience though. Texture was ok, price point is good and I love the glass packaging. I did want to see if the zinc was the problem and I think it is. I started using the iUnik Black Snail Restore serum and it did not irritate my skin like TO did. It's formulated with snail mucin and centella asiatica, both soothing and hydrating ingredients. It is also formulated with niacinamide, so I do get the benefits (regulates oil, protects against sun damage, treats hyperpigmentation, etc.), but without the irritation TO caused to my skin. Also formulated with ingredients from black rice and black sesame which also fade hyperpigmentation and acne scars. I find it's a great way to introduce niacinamide into your routine without jeopardizing your skin so much. Only downside is that it takes longer to see results with this one. Glass packaging, costs more than TO but still a good price point and works for my oily skin.
Oct. 22, 2020
loganadelaideI relate with you on TO. A good reason TO didn’t work me and probably didn’t work for you was probably because of the high percentage of niacinamide. Most studies show that you only need 3-5 percent niacinamide to get its benefits, some people can tolerate higher percentages but others can’t.
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MY 2X WEEK NIGHT ROUTINE (MONDAYS & FRIDAYS)
1. BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water *I use it every night for double cleansing 2. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser 3. I'm from - Rice Toner 4. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator It’s gently for my extremely dry skin, it absorbs quickly, it texture it’s like water, and doesn’t have a smell or color. **I only use it on my nose & chin and if I have a pimple on it too** 5. íUNIK - Black Snail Restore Serum Love this serum, it’s hydrating, if you keep it on a cold place when you use it it feels soo good on your skin. 6. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations Since I’m using a BHA I use it to keep a better hydration, and moisturizing skin. And if I have any irritation in other parts of my face I use it there too
🐌 Why did I ever stop using this!!
I remember the best skin of my life was when my mom got me a skincare set from her layover in Korea and I was so impressed! Skeptical are first but the results were amazing! ￼íUNIK - Black Snail Restore Serum has got to be one of the best formulations! Melts into skin, very affordable, and makes your skin soooo soft and radiant! 🐌🐌🐌 - Naturally has properties like glycoproteins, hyarulonic acid, and glycolic acid. Also contains zinc which is an anti inflammatory! - Helps Collagen production - Diminishes fine lines - Moisturises - Brightens -Soothes irritation
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Why does my skin react different night vs day?
Over the years I have gone through hundreds of products figuring out what works for me. I have finally found a good set of products that I love, but sometimes when I use certain products in the daytime (such as Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oil and certain facemasks, I breakout so much worse than I do when I use the same exact product at night! I am confused by this so I have been wondering if it’s related to my oil levels throughout the day or what? Should I be using more drying products in the day time and hydrating at night? The only ones that really work for me day and night are The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and THE BODY SHOP - Jumbo Tea Tree Oil although I know Hyram has said oils are not for the face
getting off makeup and clear skin with rosacea!
okay... so I know I've posted this before, and Cherie is (devastatingly) closing down, but I thought I'd share one last post. This really works. one is a prescription and there are a couple items missing, so I'll add them to the pictures. Here is the order they say to put on skincare (as depicted) 1) makeup remover/wash (I use Queen Helene cold cream that I SWEAR by, sometimes BURT’S BEES - BURT‘S BEES Sensitive Facial Cleanser ) 2) Facewash/second face wash (I use DERMA•E - Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Joeseph anti Acne soap 10% sulfur) 3) Toner (I use THAYERS - Rose Petal Facial Toner ) 4) Serums (I use a few... my prescription Amzeeq, mostly The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% , and DERMA•E - Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum ) 5) Spot Treatments (Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment , tea tree oil when needed) 6) Eye Cream (not pictured - DERMA•E - Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream ) 7) Moisturizer (2 different kinds depending on how dry I am- pictured: Alba Botanica Aloe Green tea moisturizer, not pictured: skinfix - Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ) 8) Retinol: Now, because I have rosacea, I use a retinol alternative. The best one for sensitive skin I found is The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion use at night only) 9) Face Oil: HEAR ME OUT: If you have oily skin, it's not the WORST thing to use an oil. As a matter of fact, it may work well. BEST ONE BY FAR IS ROSEHIP OIL. I can't tell you how amazing it is The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil , and JOSIE MARAN - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment during the day) wear sunscreen during the day, and put it in place of retinol. I use Glossier. - Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen it's a great light moisturizer, too. And at night in the winter if it's super dry, I'll put petroleum jelly around the corners of my eyes and lips. The results don't lie, Cherie babes (: comment below I'd you know of a better eye cream.
Sun Spots? Try This☀️💦
GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum I have combo acne prone skin and easy to get sun spots and scars😭 I love how they show ingredients down to 0.1% on packaging and on website. Also the glass bottle is tinted & great for skincare products. I used up one bottle before this one. I do have acne scars & discoloration on my chin & cheeks. After 2-3 weeks pores looked better & some dark spots faded👍 Formula is gentle and it doesn’t irritate my skin. It soothes into skin fairly quickly with little sticky feeling. It layers beautifully with most moisturizers and does not pill👏🏻 #CherieCreator
GOOD MOLECULES-Discoloration Correcting Serum
Letting My Scars BREATHE!
When you have active and acne scars it can be SO CHALLENGING to let them breathe. Most of the time I smother mines with treatments, concealer, makeup, sunscreen, you name it. But, when are they breathing? Probably never. I just always add more and more to them in the hopes that they will one day just fade away. I’m letting them breathe, but I’m not stopping you treatment. At least once a day I try one acne scars treatment but I’m going makeup free for most days now. Here are some products that can work to heal acne scars: THE inkey LIST - Alpha Hydroxy Serum– Best for: All types of acne scars. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA– Best for: All types of acne scars. NATURIUM - Retinoid Face Oil– Best for: Atrophic or depressed scars. The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Solution– Best for: All acne scars. CLARINS - Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50– Best for: Preventing acne scars. Are you struggling with acne scars? What has worked? What frustrates you? Let’s start a conversation. 👇
THE inkey LIST-Alpha Hydroxy Serum
niacinamide- the ingredient for ALL skin types!
(note: what i am listing for what it has helped me with isnt what its helped me with personally, but what it can help anyone with. i dont have wrinkles, but this product can help others reduce their wrinkles.) first and foremost, i wanna say that just because this is for all skin types doesnt mean it works for everyone. everyones skin is different and everyone can have reactions to anything. but, this ingredient is able to help all skin types! its pretty unlikely you will have a bad reaction to it as well since its a form of an essential nutrient. niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B-3, which is a necessary micronutrient. it has many benefits, and therefore can be used for all skin types. some of its benefits are as listed: it helps build keratin, a protein that keeps your skin firm. this can help with aging skin. it helps build a ceramide barrier, which can help retain moisture. retaining moisture is important for all skin, even oily! it helps fight inflammation it can minimize your pores it can help to regulate oil production it protects your skin from UV rays it can help treat dark spots and acne scars it can minimize wrinkles it can protect your skin from outside stressors such as toxins and sunlight it can treat acne so as you can see, this is one of the most versatile ingredients for all skin types!! its really amazing snd has worked wonders for my skin. i have been using this treatment: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% it has helped control my oil and reduce my ance scars, as well as help prevent my acne (along with my other products). it has also helped to reduce my redness.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Amazing Yet Underrated: Azelaic Acid Suspension
Alright, let’s be honest; I feel like a majority of people that are into skincare know about the Ordinary. It is a brand that has been getting a lot of exposure lately because of its affordable prices with great quality products. Their serums (niacinamide, hyaluronic acid) are one of the most popular products from the line. Although I own and love these serums, there is a product that I came across and bought that has helped my skin tremendously over the past few months. This product is the Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%; it is defined as a “multifunctional brightening formula.” This suspension is so well rounded and can treat various skin concerns. Azelaic acid is an antioxidant that helps with dark spots, pores, and redness; and although I don’t suffer from acne, I heard that this ingredient helps a lot with the healing process of acne scarring. Lastly, it’s super lightweight and makes my skin feel very soft! Even though this product is great for all skin types, I would do a skin patch test if you have sensitive skin (considering the fact that it is a direct acid). If your skin does not react well to the suspension, it could lead to skin irritation so be careful. But aside from that, I think that the Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% can benefit anyone and it’s only about 8 dollars! I use it only at night, but it’s gentle enough to be applied twice a day daily. Just make sure to put on your sunscreen in the daytime :)
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Niacinamide 10% & Zinc 1%
Let’s talk Niacinamide. What is it? Niacinamide is vitamin B and is great at reducing the appearance of skin blemishes and skin congestion. @theordinary created their formula with zinc which aids in clearing sebum. What is sebum? Well, a quick google search will give you the yucky details 🤢 Now, The Ordinary does not make claim their product is to treat acne. But I personally feel that this is a great option for those of you that have mild acne issues and are looking for an alternative method to what you’ve been trying. I had been using an OTC product containing Benzoyl Peroxide and was tired of bleached sheets and towels and decided I’d give this a try. . Also very important to note as I just learned of this, Niacinamide should not be used in conjunction with vitamin C. If you use vitamin C in the am, than use Niacinamide at night, and vice versa. Otherwise, Niacinamide can effect the integrity of the vitamin C. And The Ordinary suggests using your vitamin C at night. . So, this is my second bottle of Niacinamide 10% & zinc 1%, which puts me at using the product at about three months. So far I am loving it. It has taken over any other need for acne treatments. I have found my pores to be clear. I don’t have oily skin so I am not sure how well it works for oily skin. I do find it to be a bit soapy as others have mentioned. Only half a dropper is needed. I find if I really slow down my routine and let my products take the time to sink in, I have less issues. . Niacinamide 10% & Zinc 1% can be purchased at @ultabeauty $5.90 @sephora $5.90 @theordinary 30ml $5.90 60ml $10.60 This one is a definite staple for me. My daughter actually uses it as well and has been able to come off her prescription topical medication. She only uses it around that pesky time of the month
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Zinc PCA: Anti-Aging Acne Fix (For Most)
The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is often touted as an acne routine must-have, reducing oil production and blemish frequency alike with startling efficacy in many. But in some, this serum causes redness, itchiness, irritation, and breakouts. Let’s talk about it! Zinc PCA is lovechild of zinc and the amino acid derivative L-PCA, creating a zinc salt that has a couple cool benefits, such as its ability to help skin retain water and prevent photo-aging. It is an astringent, helping to decrease sebum secretion without damaging skin like tannin-loaded witch hazel toners, and is antimicrobial to minimize the growth of the bacteria that causes acne. It’s also anti-inflammatory, making it quite effective at reducing redness and calming inflamed skin. Despite having anti-inflammatory properties, though, some folks’ skin just doesn’t like zinc PCA. My acne temporarily lessened when using the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum, but I experienced itchiness each time I applied it after the first 2-3 applications. I persisted, but the itchiness escalated into redness and tiny bumps all over my chin and some on my forehead, my acne returning soon after. Looking online, I found my experience isn’t super rare. The serum is usually a hit, but a miss isn’t super unusual- nor a huge loss since its $5.90 for 30mL. After that, I was nervous to use THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid that I won in a giveaway- and, sure enough, it made my skin itch within the hour and small bumps began to spawn two uses later. I ceased testing quickly! But if you’ve never had much issue with zinc products before, Zinc PCA is an awesome ingredient with a lot of promise for someone struggling with acne or oily skin- enough so that I still recommend the Ordinary’s serum! But if you’re one of those that react negatively, you’re not crazy, your skin isn’t weird, and it’s not just you!
THE inkey LIST-Beta Hydroxy Acid
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