$65 SERUM = WORTH IT?
alright, let me start by saying that in no way can i freaking afford to blow 65 smackeroonis on this. i received it in my allure beauty box for the month of june and literally, already finished the bottle 😩 the texture of this serum is so unique. it contains little microbeads of:
hyaluronic acid: water magnet for hydration
chlorella extract: for clearer, brighter, & firmer skin
vitamin a: anti-aging👉🏻 MY EXPERIENCE: $65 seems a bit much for this serum. it claimed to give a noticeable different after one use & personally, i feel like i was reaching for anytime i suspected i had a “glow.” BUT i loved the way my skin felt throughout the day whenever i used it. it definitely felt softer & my skin never felt nor looked dull. this doesn’t necessarily mean that i had a glow, i just didn’t look tired. i could still achieve a glow if i used this with other products like the GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner
Niacinamide face serums
Skin brightening serums
Jun. 9, 2020
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Mixing Lactic Acid with Niacinamide
Picking your Niacinamide: Choose products with at least four or five percent concentrations— which has been clinically proven to reduce pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and acne and at five percent was found to improve redness and sallowness. Things to know when mixing Niacinamide and Lactic Acids: When you mix them together, the niacinamide will raise the pH of the acid; the higher the pH, the less the skin absorbs and the less effective the products. Another problem with mixing niacinamide and acid is that it can cause redness and flushing. Not a welcoming outcome when you’re trying to beautify your skin So how do you properly layer Niacinamide and Lactic acids? 1. Apply them at different point of the day Niacinamide is non acidic and can be used with other non acidic serums and lotions with little waiting/ absorption time. Include this water based treatment before oil based serums in the morning when you’re less likely to have time to wait. When using lactic acids it is usually recommended that you wait 5-30 minutes for the product to absorb into the skin before applying other serums and lotions— maybe this routine will better suit for night time or when you have more time to unwind. 2. Apply them 30 minutes apart This way, each product have time to absorb into the skin, give your skin time to return to its normal pH and allow each product to work at its intended pH. When layering products, start with products with the lower pH (acids), allow 30 minutes and follow with your higher pH serums like niacinamide. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This is a great beginners Niacinamide that will give you great results for little to no cost. I personally use this twice a day and I find it significantly reduces an inflammation and really help with my breakouts. Clean product: 🌱No Parabens 🌱No Alcohol 🌱No Sulfates 🌱No Nuts 🌱No Oils 🌱No Silicones 🐰 Cruelty Free 🐰 Vegan Other niacinamide favs: Glossier. - Super Pure Niacinamide + Zinc Serum GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum Thank you! Be kind and stay beautiful.
Good molecules serums
Been using this bundle for a couple weeks and I have formed enough of a impression to review it. Hylauronic acid- so I don’t think I’m a hylauronic acid person, it makes my face produce more grease because it just looks weird during the day and at the end, but hey if you’re looking to try out hylauronic then this is definitely a good way to try it’s a great price point too! Like $8 I think around there. Overnight exfoliating treatment- now I love this one especially after I wear a mask for 8 hours it does make my skin smoother and a bit brighter but you can only use it 2-3x a week and I wear a mask so often I need to exfoliate everyday I use that mask or my skin breaks out. Definitely would love if I could use it more often during the week but this was amazing I did like it a lot, worked great and was only like $12. I liked this more then the farmacy honey glow exfoliator. Niacinamide serum- I barely noticed a difference using this. My pores looked the same, I did use it before I put a mask on for work and my acne went down a bit but not enough for me to consider using is all the time. Didn’t improve my texture or anything like that but if you’re looking to try out a niacinamide serum I recommend this one. Again super cheap and it’s better to try out things when they don’t cost a lot to see if you like it or not then buying a $50 one and finding out it doesn’t really do anything. Overall it was a good set- nice and cheap just didn’t work for my skin particularly
My favorite serums! (pt. ii)
You can’t have too many serums on your shelf, trust me. I am NOTORIOUS for collecting serums, despite not being knowledgeable about every single one of them. The products on my favorite list have been tried and true in my book and have worked for me 🙂 While I no longer support Good Molecules on my IG, I still can reminisce about the goodness their serums had offered me before they were empty 😭 LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml this is one of my favorite vitamin c serums because of its “gel-like” yet lightweight texture. It smelled exactly of oranges and brightened up my face within 2 weeks of using it! I loved how I was able to pick it up at Target and buy it for around $13. It offered me a fresh glow that I haven’t gotten in awhile from any other vitamin c product I’ve used thus far. GOOD MOLECULES - Daily Brightening Serum this is another brightening serum that has served me well! It definitely helped in targeting any hyperpigmentation I had and made my skin look hella good in the sunlight with that glow 😜😜 it was my favorite serum to use before an AM moisturizer! GOOD MOLECULES - Super Peptide Serum this super peptide serum WASNT one I was familiar with. I mean, peptides? For what??! Apparently, the peptides and copper tripeptides help to hydrate, brighten and smooth skin. Ultimately, I really enjoyed this serum for the PM. The next day, my skin would look so good that sometimes I wouldn’t even wear makeup that day. Who would’ve thunk! 😌
Fair price and effective, Good molecules
Discovery a new skincare brand that work in a fair price, 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 which works effectively ⠀⠀ 𝗛𝘆𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗔𝗰𝗶𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘂𝗺✨ Known for its water-light texture which provide our skin with moisture. I normally use this right after toner in my AM and PM routine. Sometime I also add a drop into my foundation to enhance the hydration with makeup. For best results, use it on damp skin and let it sinks into your skin and then continue the skincare routine GOOD MOLECULES - Hyaluronic Acid Serum ⠀⠀ 𝗡𝗶𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘂𝗺✨ Helps to refine skin texture and create a healthier skin complextion. I apply this serum after toner and before any face oil or moisturizer GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum ⠀⠀ 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘂𝗺✨ Is an effective serum targeting to agling problem and giving your skins brighter and smoother look. I like to apply this as the last serum before my moisturizer and I will let is sink for 30 seconds before applying my cream GOOD MOLECULES - Super Peptide Serum 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿✨ Prep my skin with hydration and smooth out skin texture to create a perfect canvus for my makeup. I love how light weighted it is and it is free from silicone. It is formulated with macadamia seed oil, shea butter that works to strengthen and nourishing my skin. Meanwhile, it so enhancing the skin cell generation with vitamin E and Essential fatty acids from olive oil. I love to apply this after my AM routine and before my makeup GOOD MOLECULES - Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ⠀⠀ #cheriepartner
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It can be hard to find a toner that fits your skincare needs, so let me help you! I have recommendations for all skin types, but I personally believe that even if you have very oily skin your toner shouldn’t be stripping so all of these have hydrating properties. I have tried all of these toners and these are my favorites! GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner 🌼Oily and Combination Skin🌼 Because this toner has exfoliating acids in it, it is very beneficial for those with oily or combination skin. It can help those who struggle with acne and blackheads as well (no matter your skin type). It gently exfoliates the skin while still providing hydration. I love the thick texture and the scent the watermelon extract gives it. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner 🌸Dry, Combination, Normal, and Sensitive Skin🌸 This toner is AMAZING if you are looking for hydration. It has so many amazing ingredients including colloidal oatmeal which is actually considered an skin protectant by the FDA due to its effective soothing properties. Because of this it can be listed as an active ingredient. This toner has a watery but slightly thick consistency I really like. peach slices - Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner 🌼All Skin Types (Especially Dry)🌼 Out of all of these toners this is the one I think would work for pretty much everyone and is my personal favorite! It has acne fighting properties, it is SUPER hydrating (due to snail mucin being the first ingredient and addition of hyaluronic acid), there is no fragrance, and it sinks quickly into the skin. cocokind - Rosewater Facial Toner 🌸All Skin Types (Especially Combination)🌸 Rosewater toners are great for the skin. It is soothing, calms redness, and helps balance PH. This one in particular is my favorite. It uses one ingredient (rosewater) unlike other popular rosewater toners. If you have any tried any of these products or have any recommendations please let me know in the comments!
🍉Downsize those pores🍉Gentle PHA + BHA Toner
GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner Glow recipe gets a lot of hype! I mean a LOT! And yes I admit it I’ve jumped on the bandwagon 🙋♀️. But only after trying products and enjoying them and having good experiences. Yes their packaging is SO cute but what really matters is the ingredients, cause b***h they don’t lie! Ingredients: Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Gluconolactone, Sodium Polyglutamate, Betaine Salicylate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Lactobacillus/Watermelon Fruit Ferment Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Sorbitan Oleate, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Fragrance/Parfum ⭐️Key Ingredients⭐️ ￼🌵Cactus Water: being the first and most prevalent ingredient in the formula, this makes this toner not dry the s*** outta my face! Contains electrolytes and amino acids to help skin retain moisture. It also gives it that satisfying goopy gloppy texture. ￼🍉Watermelon Extract: Amino rich - hydrates, soothes, + improves appearance of fine lines + wrinkles ￼👩🔬Gluconolactone - a PHA - helps to resurface and smooth skin, while also removing buildup of dead skin cells. A very gentle gradual exfoliant that is great for sensitive skin types. 👩🔬BHAs - The formula includes 2 types of BHA: Willow Bark, a gentle, natural source of BHA, as well as sugarcane, birch, + royal azalea tree-derived Betaine Salicylate. One of the most effective ingredients for decongestant pores and reducing appearance of pores + blackheads. 💦Hyaluronic Acid - this helps deliver + lock in hydration so the formula is not drying or stripping to the skin This does contain less than 0.5% fragrance** 🍉My Experience🍉 I honestly love this product. I have been using the 40ml bottle (smaller one) since the begging of august and still have about 40% remaining. I use this am + pm because it’s gentle enough to do that for my skin (unless you’re using another strong exfoliating treatment or strong retinol). I have seen improvements in the texture of my skin + it has decongested my face a lot. Being someone that hasn’t taken care of their skin for, well, like 26 years out of my 27 year old life, there’s a lot of texture + gunk built up + work to be done. This is not a product that will fix your skin in a week, but I am confident that it is something I will keep in my skin care arsenal as it is good for my skin, it is a great preventative treatment to reduce the chances of pore buildup in the future. I am a strong believer in SLOW, consistent results over immediate results that can have negative consequences sometimes.
Good Molecules Niacinamide Serum Review
Another #empty! Swipe to see the last bit of serum left 👉🏻 This is the @goodmolecules Niacinamide serum! I know this brand is everywhere on IG but honestly this brand is hyped for a good reason. They have amazing products for an affordable price and have quickly become one of my fave skincare brands! This Niacinamide serum is a thick serum and is more like a gel moisturizer than a serum. However, it absorbs into the skin beautifully and really makes my skin feel soft. It has 10% Niacinamide and claims to minimize the appearance of pores and uneven skin one and texture. Niacinamide has previously helped me so much with reducing texture and this was no exception. My skin feels smoother and much more brighter and honestly it is all thanks to @goodmolecules Niacinamide toner and this serum 🙌🏻 I will be purchasing this but I’m going to wait until I finish the Niacinamide brightening toner and buy the set for $20 on @beautylish 🤗 #gooddeal👍🏻 Thank you again so much to Serene from @beautylish for the wonderful gifts 💕 I am a huge fan of @goodmolecules now 💜💜💜💜 *gifted but reviews are my own GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum
GOOD MOLECULES-Niacinamide Serum
Salad skin care? Yesss please 🥗
I'm so glad its Friday again, hopefully the coming week should be better than what we left behind. presenting this weeks Friday favorites. So I know about the Love of fresh salad but how about fresh salad in your skin care? I Want all the nutrients of consuming salad on to your skin when applied topically. Bʏʀᴏᴇ is of food besed luxury skincare brand from New York, that only formulates skincare line with clean, food based ingredients. There's a variety of gorgeous things in the brand and fortunate enough to Feature today a few of the gems, Bᴇʟʟ Pᴇᴘᴘᴇʀ Sᴇʀᴜᴍ An intensely hydrating serum that hydrates and retains moisture for healthy looking and growing complexion the soothing formula boast the skincare ritual that follows. Loaded with vitamin C from bell peppers this serum is quick absorbing and leaves the skin feeling bright and smooth. Bɪᴛᴛᴇʀ Gʀᴇᴇɴ Essence Tᴏɴᴇʀ A hydrating toner with green purifying ingredients that help smooth out the texture of the skin, targets wrinkles, fine lines, and dull and uneven skin tones. All I felt using this was Glow glow and glow. This is now a staple in my routine 💚
BYROE-Bell Pepper Serum
I simply love such effective skin care. Niacinamide Serum ♥️ simply the best for enlarged pores & dull skin. I have been loving this so much lately! Overnight Exfoliating treatment 🧡 I use it really rare but experienced amazing results for the time I have! Niacinamide brightening toner💚This toner is the life of this skin care!! Makes my skin looks soooo amazing and glowing always!! Silicon-free priming Moisturizer 💛very light and hydrating, used it as a moisturizer and primer very gentle non oily💕
GOOD MOLECULES-Niacinamide Brightening Toner
Review my routine for this trip!
I’m visiting my in laws in Oklahoma and I brought these favorites with me! ✨ Áxis-Y Quinoa cleaner is só hydrating I love how nice my face feels after it! AXIS-Y - Quinoa One Step Balanced Gel Cleanser ✨Good molecule Toner - I’ve been trying this for 3 days now and I’ve been enjoying it a lot! I wanna keep an eye and see if my dark spots really will fade. GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner ✨ Good molecule Niacinamide Serum - I love niacinamide everything! This has been working really well on oily skin! GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serum ✨ Ghost Democracy light moisturizer - it is SO light I absolutely love how it just sinks into your skin! No oiliness whatsoever! GHOST DEMOCRACY - Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer - These are all affordable favorites, they are very worth checking it out! My skin is very oily and when I use this my skin looks so healthy and feels very clean!
GHOST DEMOCRACY-Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer
My fav brightening products!✨
GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner If your looking for an affordable brightening and effective toner look no more. This toner is really good for those with oily skin who are also looking to brighten their skin. It has a very light texture but it’s still moisturizing and is very gentle so it can be used morning and night which also makes it super easy to incorporate into your routine. Not only is the texture like perfect but the ingredients and the results are amazing as well. The main ingredient is niacinimide which is great for evening skin tone and skin texture and also for serum control. it also has so many good ingredients for brightening including vitiman c and licorice root extract. It’s just such a good toner for every skin type and is super affordable at 15$. GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum This serum is from the same brand as the toner. And it’s also good for oily skin types because it’s very light while still being moisturizing. It is like pretty ok on its own but I found that it worked literal miracles with the toner. I like to use it more as a spot treatment cause I found it was more effective that way. But it also can be used as a normal serum. This contains tauzeramic acid. Which is found to be one of the best brightening ingredients even better then vitiman c. It also contains niacinimide and hylaronic acid. This is pretty good serum for a good price of 7$. Krave - The Beet Shield I mentioned this in a previous post. But I just wanted to mention it agian because it’s that good. One of the most crucial parts of evening out your complexion in my opinion is sunscreen. I really like this sunscreen because it’s super light weight and gives me almost a glow every time I use it. It also contains a lot of beneficial ingredient like vitiman c and ECGC which are good for brightening and anti aging. The mask is one of my favorite clay mask because it cleans my pores while also brightening. So it’s my favorite when I want to multitask. It also does this thing once it’s dry where you can see all your clogged pores and it’s really satisfying. Haha not that it increases the effectiveness it’s just cool I guess😂
GOOD MOLECULES-Discoloration Correcting Serum
I’ve been using the GOOD MOLECULES - Super Peptide Serum for the last few months and tbh I really like it. It’s light-weight, it sinks into the skin, and i have found that it hydrates my skin and makes my skin look a little less dull when I use it BUT it doesn’t work well with other products. If I try to use any other serums, no matter what serum I use, this will pill. It’s a genuinely great product, but because it is so fickle I can’t give it a full 5 stars The saving grace here is the price. It is $12 for 1 oz, and the product itself is very effective. Just not ideal if you’re trying to use any actives or treatments
GOOD MOLECULES-Super Peptide Serum
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