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Cosrx cotton rounds vs. Shiseido facial cotton🤍

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nay.Diary
☁️I ditched drugstore cotton pads a long time ago, I could never consistently find ones that didn’t flake & shred fibers onto my face. I have sensitive eyes & I absolutely hate getting anything stuck in there, I’m sure we all do. I don’t wear makeup much anymore, but having cotton pads that don’t shed or fall apart is so crucial for removing eye makeup! I mostly use cotton pads for my toning step. A good cotton pad will be absorbent, but not too much to be able to dispense your products across your face. 💦Pro Tip: If your cotton pads still look dirty or has traces of makeup after toning, this means your cleansing routine isn’t cutting it. Toning is not meant to further clean your skin after cleansing. Rather, toner meant to help rebalance skin & prepare it for your following hydration/moisture routine. 🚰 Toner is an important for me because I’m not super happy with my tap water quality. If I wouldn’t drink, I’m not thrilled about washing my face with it, but I’m not bougie enough to wash with Évian®😭 SHISEIDO - SHISEIDO Facial Cotton
$12/165 pads Description from Shiseido: This exclusive Facial Cotton is 100% natural and uniquely manufactured for a consistent soft, smooth texture. Allows for maximum absorption and assists in the application of Shiseido softeners. 165 sheets per pack. My review: I’ve been using these & loving them for years. It seemed like such a splurge to me when I first switched, but such an upgrade, I never looked back. They’re about 7 cents each, so it’s honestly not that bad if you’re sick of buying random cotton pads at Target/Walmart. (I checked prices a few mainstream brands like Equate & Q-Tips, which range from about 2-5 cents per) These are super soft! It doesn’t soak up too much product even though they’re plush, it gives it right back to, making toner an effective & enjoyable experience. I love they have no type of seam or edge, so there’s nothing but soft, fluffy texture☁️ COSRX - Pure 100% Cotton Rounds
$12/80 pads Description from Cosrx: Soft, round cotton pad made of wavy patterned 100% cotton to mildly wipe skin without irritation. My review: Every once in a while I forget to add my usual Shiseido facial cotton to a Sephora order, so I decided to try something new in a Soko Glam order. These are double sided, one side is textured, one smooth. Technically these are twice as expensive per pad as Shiseido. Some of you may like the textured side for removing makeup or applying certain products, but I personally didn’t find it as an added plus. It’s not rough, but the smooth side isn’t as soft as Shiseido. They perform fine, but overall I like the softer, plush texture of Shiseido better. Cosrx has little seam edges I don’t care for. Results: Both held up equally well in all my tests. Swipe through the photos. I tried to see how much roughing up they could take & if they would flake or fall apart-they didn’t. Cosrx pads are slightly stronger, but both broke eventually💧
Oct. 19, 2020
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Skincyclopediaafter going on the same journey i’ve also come tot he conclusion the shisheido ones are superior! however i’ve yet to try clean skin club which is next on my list
Oct. 22, 2020·1 like
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nay.DiaryOooh I’ll have to check those out too ☁️
Oct. 23, 2020·1 like
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🌙💤Current Nighttime routine
🌚This is my basic night routine at the moment, even though I’m still considering some new products to possibly add or swap out... Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments💕 I use the products in the following order: YVES SAINT LAURENT - Top Secrets Universal Makeup Remover Balm in Oil First part of my double-cleanse. I haven’t worn makeup since the beginning of quarantine, but it’s still really necessary to break down all the sunscreen I wear. This is a nice cleansing balm, it’s very silky & light compared to others, & has a lovely scent. I haven’t tested it yet for removing makeup though. fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash A favorite of mine, I did a full review of this product in a previous post🍓I love this gentle exfoliating cleanser! DIOR - Hydra Life Balancing Hydration 2 in 1 Sorbet Water Check out my review of this hydrating, prebiotic toner in a previous post. MAY COOP - Raw Sauce 🍁My holy grail essence, it’s 93% maple extract. Check out my recent post for my full review & ingredient breakdown. Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum Limited Edition Such an amazing serum! I need to do a more detailed review soon. ESTĒE LAUDER - Perfectionist CP+R Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum I don’t use this every night... it’s actually a great daytime product because it’s matte, smoothing & pore perfecting. Honestly it makes a great (but expensive) makeup primer! fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer Just did a review on this night cream, feel free to check it out. I just emptied it, so instead I used: NARS - Aqua Gel Luminous Mask This is really great product to relieve irritated skin. It has a lot of marine extracts. I did a full review of this in a previous post💙🦪This product really impressed me! Finally I’ll finish my routine with a decadent lip balm LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Also previously did a full review of this new Gummy Bear scented lip sleeping mask & the corresponding lip glowy balm🧸💜so moisturizing!!! ☁️goodnight beauties☁️
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nay.Diary
Current lil daytime routine⛅️🥱🍓💦🌹✨
I’m always trying new things & samples, but this is my basic routine for the AM🧡 Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments! I use the products in the following order: fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash My favorite exfoliating cleanser! There’s a full review in a previous post if you wanna check it out🍓 DIOR - Hydra Life Balancing Hydration 2 in 1 Sorbet Water A great toner I reviewed in my last post. Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum I did a first impressions review of this not too long ago... I am still totally loving it. I now crave the fresh herbaceous scent that I wasn’t sure about at first. I find this to be working really well with my skin, always calming & soothing. I still feel like I haven’t been using it long enough (less than a month) to speak on anti aging benefits. Expect a more thorough review in the future, but I can solidly say I love this Hanbang (traditional Korean herbal medicine) skincare product. fresh - Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer 🌹I’ve used this for a while, but I’m on the lookout for something new. This moisturizer leaves skin pretty shiny but I love the way it feels. Cooling & refreshing, with a pretty strong rose scent. I may be having a slight reaction to it when I apply it though. I noticed it makes my light warm toned skin very pink right after, only for a little bit, but it doesn’t happen when I rub in other products, so it’s not physical. I read a review with a customer experiencing the same issue chalking it up to the rose extract. I have always loved rose extract & don’t recall having issues before... just something to consider. SHISEIDO - Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 42 I’ve used this face sunscreen for years. There are some better options perhaps... now that I want to switch over to fully mineral sunscreen (this has zinc, but also chemical sunscreen.) Nonetheless this has always kept me from being burnt, never irritated my eyes (initially what landed me on this particular sunscreen because everything else I tried hurt my eyes at some point) I like shaking it up, the thin texture is easy to apply & leaves a matte finish. I actually feel like this has helped clear up my skin at times, I recommend for acne sufferers. Has a tiny bit of a white cast, but not bad at all. ARMANI beauty - Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer I apply this to my cheeks for a very angelic & natural glow over my sunscreen☁️💗( I use shade : 08) clé de peau BEAUTÉ - UV Protective Lip Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 30 I did a full review on this recently... I wasn’t impressed for $65 LANEIGE - Lip Glowy Balm 💜this gummy bear scented lip balm! See full review🐻🍭 SHISEIDO - Shiseido Eyelash Curler Less of a curve than most, my holy grail
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nay.Diary
I know I’m late on this, but I’m doing one anyways🥰 1️⃣- PRODUCTS I tried a whole lot of new products last year. There’s definitely a few that really stood out to me that I had to repurchase! There’s only one on this list that I haven’t yet repurchased, simply cuz I haven’t run out! (Nars mask) 🐝Beauty of Joseon - Glow Serum : Propolis+Niacinamide & the 🐌Beauty of Joseon - Repair Serum : Ginseng+Snail Mucin These are $17 each, I can’t recommend them enough! They have done wonders for my skin, keeping it hydrated & clear, as well as fading dark spots. The formulas are really clean, concentrated, & free of fragrance & alcohol. 🇰🇷Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum it’s expensive, but I fell in love. It’s really boosted the radiance in my skin & out of nowhere, this pre-serums prep serum somehow became a necessity in my routine & I freaked when I ran out & was awaiting my shipment. 👄ALGENIST - Genius Liquid Collagen Lip Did not make my lips fuller, but quickly became my favorite lip treatment. It’s basically an oil serum for the lips with algae extracts! It lasts a really long time even with multiple uses daily. 💕unpa.Cosmetics - Bubi Bubi Lip Ampoule new holy grail lip balm for me & it’s only $9, not a bad price at all because the tube contains over twice the amount of your average chapstick. Everyone has already heard me talk about this lip balm lol, but it’s so good! 🌊NARS - Aqua Gel Luminous Mask This one surprised me. Bought it on a whim from Nordstrom or something... It’s full of marine & botanical extracts, feels so refreshing & soothing, a little goes a long way & you get a generous amount for the price. A little gem for dry or irritated skin. 🍭TRULY - Unicorn CBD Whipped Body Butter This is the shit you need if you have really dry skin & want to smell like a “mature” cupcake!🧁 🌴SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Touch Hand Sanitizer Spray My favorite hand sanitizer of 2020. Smells like the signature bum bum scent for a moment when you spray your hands before basically smelling like alcohol-but it’s hand sanitizer 2️⃣- TREND Definitely the no makeup, chillin at home look, but only because I participated in that quite heavily & it really helped my skin.🥰 3️⃣- MY BEST LOOK? Ha. Please see number 2... I could have probably found one if I didn’t lose all my photos, but pretty much if I brushed my hair it was a good day in 2020.😷 4️⃣- CREATORS I know I’m gonna leave someone out so please forgive me I’ll just name 5, but I love so many!!! Give these babes a follow: @bealizbeauty@VyshnaviKarra@halfkimchi@D.Bennett& @RedheadSkincare🌹 5️⃣- SOMETHING I LEARNED Skincare really is a never ending journey. I’ve learned to love my bare skin a lot more this last year!💀 Happy to be back from my unexpected & unwanted hiatus. #CherieCreator🍒
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nay.Diary
Stylevana review 🤎 ✨Beauty of Joseon - Repair Serum This serum has 63% ginseng root water and 3% snail mucin to help repair the skin barrier and improve elasticity. I find this serum so easy to add into my routine since its hydrating but not too heavy/sticky. After using this consistently for almost a month, I’ve noticed this serum made my skin more radiant and plump. It’s a really a great and gentle serum to improve the overall appearance of my skin! ✨ Heimish - Cica Live Repair Cream Containing 51% centella asiatica water, this cream is supposed to hydrate and reduce skin irritation. It’s really thick, just slightly thinner than a balm texture, and it spreads really easily onto my skin. I don’t feel the need the use a facial oil or balm over top this cream so if you have dry skin this is amazing!! ✨ BE PLAIN - Hyaluronic Aqua Moisturizer  This is a gel-type cream that is hydrating but absorbed really fast. It felt like a burst of hydration on my skin and was so refreshing. This is definitely for combo/oily skin since it’s so lightweight so I think I would enjoy this more during the warmer months. ✨Logically, Skin - Lifting Logic Wrinkle Target Eye Cream This eye cream is supposed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness under the eye. I like the texture of this cream cause it isn’t too thick but it’s still very moisturizing. ✨ make p:rem - Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam This cleansing foam has a rich rather that gives a deep cleanse without stripping it. It’s super gentle so it’s great for most skin types, even those with sensitive skin. Loving using this in my night routine 😍 ✨Use my code INF10BBK for 10-15% off your Stylevana order! ✨Products sent as PR
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beautybykay
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❄️Laneige Essential Power Toner for dry skin❄️
🥛As I was finishing off my Laneige Cream Skin, I already regretted buying one this instead. It’s not terrible, I just realized immediately that I like their Cream Skin Toner so0oO0o much better! 🧊This slightly translucent blue bottle is gorgeous though! It’s plastic, but very sturdy & well made. LANEIGE - Essential Power Skin Toner for Normal to Dry Skin $28/6.7 oz 🔹Though this is a much better deal per oz than Cream Skin, it does contain Alcohol (3rd ingredient) & fragrance (last ingredient) while ‘Laneige Cream Skin’ is alcohol & fragrance free. 🌀Overall this isn’t a horrible toner for dry skin, but it’s not a good choice for sensitive skin. It’s heavily fragranced. 💦I also don’t like the slightly gelatinous, yet somehow very watery texture. It feels a little slimey. Though it doesn’t dry out my skin or anything, I didn’t like the slightly sticky feeling afterwards. The container does make it really easy to dispense without a mess, which I do appreciate. The scent is a sort of floral/clean refreshing smell, but you do get notes of alcohol. I’m not super sensitive to fragrance, but I don’t like alcohol smell😕 ❄️The formula does have a lot of good hydrating ingredients like Prickly Pear extract, Panthenol (provitamin B5), Amino acids, Vitamin-rich Silver Birch & Quinoa extracts. It’s also enriched with moisture enhancing minerals Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium & Potassium which are ionized & stabilized in water, designed to absorb quicker into skin. ◻️I tried it with & without a cotton pad for application experimentation, but wasn’t feelin it that much either way. I’ll definitely finish it, but since I had to reorder cream skin, I’ll probably start alternating. I also don’t use a toner 2x a day or necessarily every day. Kinda depends on how my skin feels. 🤷🏻‍♀️Toners are definitely a debated topic. I won’t be the one to tell you need one at all. I’ve just been using them in my skincare routine foreverr & I enjoy that addition to my routine. I like my skin to feel balanced & refreshed after cleansing... But what I will say is: a toner is not meant to further clean your skin or remove last bits of makeup after cleansing. If your cotton pad shows grime or makeup, it means your cleansing routine (even if you’re double-cleansing) may not be effective enough. Experiment with different methods. Everyone’s needs will be different. 💄I know some people like to use a Micellar water after cleansing if they think they haven’t removed all their makeup. ☁️So this product was definitely not a favorite as far as texture & feel. There are way better toners out there... I think I really couldn’t help but compare it to LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer ($33/5 oz) but that was such a winner for me & a unique product. Check out my previous review & aLANEIGE - Cream Skin Mistreview is coming 🔜 Are toners a part of your routine? What’s your current fav? #CherieCreator 🍒🧊
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nay.Diary
Fabulous Makeup Remover
Ok. First off. If you haven’t purchased shiseido’s facial cottons, you have not lived. The facial cotton they make is SO soft and absorbs liquid so well. When you use it to apply a toner or remove makeup, it feels like the worlds softest tissue gliding along your face. Imagine charmine three ply toilet paper but doubled up and cut into a perfect square... shiseido is pretty similar. The amount you get in the package too is well worth the $14 it costs. Trust me. Buy a package of them. UNREAL Ok so- the BEST makeup remover I’ve ever used is this cleansing water. It’s so good for sensitive skin- especially around the eyes because it doesn’t burn them. Someone when I’ve used makeup remover, the product has bled into my eyes and causes them to burn or make me squint really hard. This cleansing water doesn’t do that at all. It gently removes all types of makeup (waterproof included) with the help of rose water but also soothes sensitive and stressed skin with their mixture of ingredients they call “dragons breath” It’s super hydrating too! You know when you wipe your face with a makeup wipe but then your face has a weird film on it afterwards- yeah- not with this baby! I honestly don’t know how people just take off their makeup with a wipe and then go to bed! I need to wash my face and then apply four hundred creams before I go to sleep 😝 Anyway, buy these two products. THE BEST combo
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ANTIPOLLUTION, SKIN DOSE SPOON, OMEGA6 CREAMBALM
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My skincareroutine tonight Cleansed first with AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE - Aurelia Miracle Cleanser Miracle cleanser Mist CAUDALIE - Limited Edition Grape Water Grape water Serum DR. BARBARA STURM - Anti-Pollution Drops Anti-pollution drops New TRUTH TREATMENT SYSTEMS - Perfect Dose Spoon Perfect dose spoon- recently purchased this, going to use when applying my favorite creams, masks, or concentrated treatments as it is helps save save product (cost-effective) and is more sanitary than using my fingers to apply Finished off using sample of the TRUTH TREATMENT SYSTEMS - Omega 6 Healing Cream Omega 6 Healing Cream they sent over with the spoon I purchased. This stuff is incredibly nourishing and moisturizing! my skin has an undeniable glow after applying this product 😍 There aren’t many ingredients in the formula which means each ingredient is present at a much higher %, which could mean they could better deliver to their associated benefits. IL below: Jojoba Esters, Argan Esters, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vit C), C12-14 Alkyl Benzoate, Omega 6 Fatty Acid Esters, Fatty Acid Esters, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanesterol Esters, Essential Oil
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Here’s my everyday nighttime skincare routine.
Products used: Babor cleansing oil - so far so good, heard a lot of good reviews Amorepacific foam cleanser - this cleanser is amazing. Leaves my skin super clean & soft. Face halo makeup remover pad - makes process of removing my makeup so easy Babor toning essence - calm and relax my skin Fresh black tea kombucha essence - super hydrating and makes my skin look better overall Lancôme serum - brightens and tightens my skin Caudalie beauty elixir - Very moisturizing and refreshing Elemis eye treatment - great product for puffy eyes Amorepacific essential cream - favorite moisturizer atm. Leaves my skin very dewy
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inngenue
So this is the last four weeks
So this is the last four weeks that I’ve started using Clarins . I have had a few breakouts but that is expected when you change your whole skin care and routine! I love Clarins and everything it does for your skin,not to mention the smell. The smell makes me feel like I’m at a Spa somewhere in France. But this my skin routine Mornings: CLARINS - Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs for Normal/Dry Skin CLARINS - Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion CLARINS - Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate CLARINS - Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream CLARINS - Extra-Firming Wrinkle Control Firming Day Cream All Skin Types Nights: CLARINS - Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs for Normal/Dry Skin CLARINS - Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion CLARINS - Extra-Firming Eye CLARINS - Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil CLARINS - Extra-Firming Wrinkle Control Firming Day Rich Cream For Dry Skin CLARINS - Extra-Firming Eye
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KrystalJoubert
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My favorite products in my routine!
My favorite products in my routine!
So this is my first post- totally open to feedback here! Note: I am not a professional in the skincare industry- solely someone that has figured out what works for her and want to share products that have been really effective for my daily + weekly routine as someone that’s been working to manage dry/combination, fair + occasionally pretty sensitive skin 🙌🏼 TRULY - Eye Candy Anti-Puff Eye Cream I put this baby on before bed and when I wake up in the morning- it instantly adds brightness! I apply around the main areas of my eyes and also above my eyebrows. I find I don’t really need to use anything make-up wise except for a BB cream or tinted moisturizer now that I regularly use this beforehand! Fragrance-free. Mamonde - Lip Sleeping Mask Plum Blossom I’ll start this off by saying I don’t use this at night- it’s pretty heavy and leaves residue on my pillow (plus I’m a side sleeper 😅), but it’s EPIC during the day! I’ll wear it under my mask and I find within an hour, my lips are so supple and soft and it lasts all day. Otherwise if I’m at home all day, I’ll reapply one more time in the evening after I’ve had dinner and brushed my teeth. TRULY - Mary Jane CBD Glow Serum I love this- AM + PM routine. It’s super calming and keeps my skin from feeling dried out, or from getting any redness or irritation I’ve gotten in the past when I’ve been out in the sun for longer periods of time during the day. I also mix this with my retinol cream sometimes in the morning. More details on that below! On days where my skin feels extra dry, I’ll mix this with TRULY - Purple Rain Glow Serum (not pictured but fantastic!) RoC - Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer LOVE THIS STUFF. For PM I use their night version. I’ve noticed with any breakouts I’ve ever gotten since using this, that it dries those little guys out and away while keeping my skin feeling very dewy. It takes a hot second to blend in and can feel oily at first, but after a few minutes it sets in and my skin feels super soft the rest of the day. On days where I notice I’m breaking out or if I have some redness (or when I ate a ton of sugar 🍑🍓🍫🍬), I’ll mix this retinol cream with the Mary Jane CBD serum. I try to avoid using this leading up to days where I know I’ll be out at the beach or in the harsh heat for longer amounts of time, and instead opt for a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream with SPF 25 or more, in addition to some spray-on sunscreen I can lightly spritz on after a few hours. I’ll also avoid using the retinol cream a few days before I get my eyebrows threaded or pluck myself, or on days where I plan on doing some deep face exfoliating. I have some more products that I use for exfoliating that I’d love to share in another post, for anyone interested in a solid shaving routine for super difficult, sensitive legs and lady bits ✨ Thanks for reading!
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