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🌲CBD Pimple Patches - before&after pic➡️
These are the most unique acne patches I’ve ever come across! They have 5mg of CBD in each patch. But do they perform? 🌲What are they and what do they claim to do?🌲 Truly Beauty Hemp Acne Patches, not (actually yes) to be confused with the sparkly green super green patches in the same shape but have a slightly different formulation I believe. ”Hemp blemish patches are uniquely formulated with Salicylic acid and Hemp. While they treat skin with classic acne-fighting ingredients, they also reduce post inflammation and speed up healing.” (As per truly beauty’s website) 🌲What’s inside / ingredients 🌲 (cuz b, they don’t lie) Hydrocolloid ~ acts as a fluid drainer to draw out pus and impurities from pimple + forms a protective seal over the blemish to protect it from further external irritants like bacteria, inflammation, and 🧐picking 🧐 Salicylic Acid ~ Our BHA BFF! This magical exfoliant is oil soluble and can penetrate deep into our pores to break down + remove the dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria + plain old grime 🤮 that clog them up and cause breakouts in the first place. I love pimple patches that have the extra punch of great acne fighting active ingredients along with the protection of the hydrocolloid. 🌲 CBD 🌲 (5mg per patch) ~ So the website nor the package says anything about exactly what the cbd does specifically. There is not much evidence apart from anecdotal that actually proves the benefits of cbd when applied topically to skin. However - CBD is one of many cannabinoids present in cannabis. The main benefit of cbd is thought to be its anti-inflammatory properties. The evidence just isn’t all there yet. 🌲My experience 🌲 I would give this product a ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 (3.5/5) What I like I love that these have salicylic acid in them and Even though it’s hard to see in the picture, it really did bring my pimple to the surface snd reduce my swelling. Before I put the patch on, it was a deep, angry, red under the skin painful pimple (tretinoin is making me purge like cray 😩), and in the morning it was no longer swollen or painful. I think that using the patch definitely contributed at least a little bit to the improvement. For the smaller pimple it didn’t do much. I’ve used these a few times since the pictures were taken and they made one of my pimples literally disappear overnight and then another pimple it did nothing for. So 🤷♀️ I like that there are no irritating ingredients (for the majority of people) and can be used by all skin types OBSESSED with the shape, SO CUTE What I didn’t like the shape, well I love it but - it’s hard to tell if you’re getting your pimple in the middle part of the weed leaf. It doesn’t cover much area And it’s just not a super sensible or practical shape fir a patch especially for larger pimples. I’m wanting to try the super hemp patches that are sparkly green to see if they pack more of a punch 💚 What do you guys think about cbd in skincare? Have you tried these? Let me know! 💚💚💚TRULY - CBD Acne Patches
TRULY-CBD Acne Patches
👩🔬My Tretinoin Journey ~ 8 Weeks in
Hi all! I started tretinoin / retin-a about 8 weeks ago for the first time. I got my prescription from Curology specifically seeking tretinoin, which I told my doctor so he would be sure to prescribe it to me! Always tell them if you’re looking for a specific ingredient! 👩🔬What is tretinoin/Retin-A? Tretinoin is a Retinoid; retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A (retinol, retinaldehyde, retinal, isotretinoin, adapalene are others.) Tretinoin’s intended and approved use is for acne, as it was created for acne treatment, but it is very often prescribed for anti aging and skin texture because through the decades of research, doctors found it was great for reducing wrinkles and large pores and repairing sun damage. Tretinoin increases cell turnover and exfoliates the top layers of our skin Decreases the shedding of dead skin cells into our pores + decreases inflammation It works much more deeply and much more effectively than its non-prescription counterparts, such as regular retinol Although strengths cannot be compared across the board, it has been observed that retinol is roughly 20 times less potent than tretinoin Decades of research confirm tretinoin as the holy grail, “gold-standard” in topical treatments for fighting acne + clogged pores, as well as smoothing out fine lines + wrinkles, reducing pigmentation from damage, and evening the skin texture 🙋♀️Who should use tretinoin? Tretinoin is suitable for most people; the only people who should be wary of it are those who have extremely sensitive skin, rosacea ❌Do not use tretinoin or any retinoids when pregnant or breastfeeding!❌ Dermatologists say that tretinoin is a great option for comedonal acne since it exfoliates + prevents plugging of the pores 💊Using/starting Tretinoin - tips from me + my dermatologist I’d recommend starting with tretinoin in a lotion/cream formula as it tends to be less harsh than the gel due to having soothing ingredients included in the formula. Curology has a cream formula that I absolutely love LOW + SLOW : start with a low dose (ask your doctor and give them your history) + go slowly with use. My derm recommended starting M W F of each week but do it less if you are experiencing too much irritation always follow instructions + advice from your dermatologist. With curology, I am able to send my provider messages and pictures with concerns and requests Simplify your routine! I did cut back to hydrating cleanser(s), hydrating toner or essence, thick moisturizer, my curology formula, + an oil on top to lock it all in. As your skin accustoms you will be able to slowly work those treatment products back in SPF ALWAYS🌞 I started tretinoin at 0.005% and upped to 0.01% after one month and I am seeing smoother skin and smaller pores, with very little purging. Pictures are from ordered from oldest to new except the first which compares starting with 8 weeks. XOXO GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm stratia - Velvet Cleansing Milk FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner MIZON - Original Skin Energy, Peptide 500 PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum dear, klairs - Midnight Blue Calming Cream FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin HERBIVORE - Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil
dear, klairs- Midnight Blue Calming Cream
🥭 Creamy + Dreamy AF Cleansing Balm ✨
This is the GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm and I really, really love it-and I’ll tell you why! ✨Claims via Glow Recipe✨ “Reveal smooth, glowing skin... and effortlessly dissolve makeup, dirt, and oil with the PEG-free Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm....The mix of exfoliating and calming papaya seed oil, papaya enzymes, papaya extract, and antioxidant-packed blueberry, leaves skin clean, bouncy, and glowing.” ✨My experience✨ So this is only the 3rd actual cleansing balm I’ve tried, and it’s my favorite so far. The oil in mine did not come super solidified, it was more of a super thick but creamy balm (as the texture shows. With other balms I tend to get chunks of oil that take forever to melt down and I loved that this product is so smooth and creamy that it instantaneously melted into my hands and on my face. Though I have been told by others that their texture was not like mine with the same product, so there may be some batches that are better than others? For those of you who have tried this out, what was the texture for you guys? A little does go a long way but I like to use big fat globs of this it feels like silk on my skin! 💦It doesn’t irritate my eyes AT ALL! Of course if oil does get in my eye my vision gets blurry but all oils do that and I did not experience any pain with it💦 👩🔬Ingredients- because bitch they don’t lie👩🔬 Papaya enzymes ~ enzymes are chemicals that speed up the rate of chemical reactions without being consumed by the reaction itself. So this helps our skins biological processes that normally require dangerously high body temperatures / energy, able to occur at normal temperatures. They exfoliate by breaking down the keratin protein that makes up our dead skin cells on the uppermost skin layer. Enzymes can also be anti-inflammatory + protect our skin from oxidative damage from sun and environmental pollutants. I love that I can use this for a way gentle exfoliation every day! This comes 8th in the ingredient list so I appreciate that glow recipe actually included a significant amount of the fruit enzymes that it advertises. Papaya Extract + Seed Oil ~ rich in fatty acids (oleic and linoleic) as well as vitamins A, C + E to nourish skin Blueberry Extract ~ rich in antioxidants that can help fight free radicals damage, soothe + brighten skin Camellia Japonica Seed Oil ~ a lightweight, moisturising oil rich in Oleic Acid plus vitamins A, D, + E Apricot Kernel Oil ~ high in fatty acids + vitamin E contains no undisclosed fragrance 🌍Sustainability🌍 This product does contain polyethylene. There is a lot of buzz hating on that ingredient. Now, I’m not completely sure if liquid cosmetic grade polyethylene is harmful the way consumable household plastics are. Anyone let me know if you do! Glow recipe does make that distinguishment. XOXOGLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm
GLOW RECIPE-Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm
🆘 PROTECT YOUR SKIN from these vices 🍷🚬
With this post I wanted to inform those of you who smoke or drink of the skin protecting measures you can take if you do either one on a regular basis. *DISCLAIMER* I am not suggesting that it is good to smoke or drink alcohol, or that it is bad. Looking at the facts, they both have a negative effect on our overall health + wellbeing. But people still do it! Nobody’s perfect❤️ And it’s our own choice. personally I don’t drink anymore, but I’ve smoked cigarettes on and off for about 7 years as a way to cope and calm down throughout the terror of anxiety + panic attacks + self harm that I’ve lived with for way too long. I still smoke because I am not mentally strong enough to quit. But it is something I want to do in the future. First off - FACTS 🚬Smoking causes cells to be starved of oxygen leading to the closing of + death of capillaries under our skin resulting in redness + uneven skin tone 🚬Heavy smokers are 5x more likely to be wrinkled than non smokers. 🚬Lipid peroxide is released in cigarette smoke and it is the main free radical that destroys the skin barrier resulting in drier, parched skin. 🚬Fibroblasts produce approx 40% less collagen when exposed to cigarette smoke, the eye area being the most vulnerable 🚬Smoking cigarettes depletes our body (+ therefore our skin) of Vitamins A + C 🍷Alcohol affects any mucous membrane, from the pancreas and liver to the skin. The first effect is dehydration, as it actually takes all the fluid out of the skin. 🍷Dehydration is a breeding ground for premature wrinkles 🍷Drinking alcohol leads to puffiness + redness in our skin So, here’s what we can do! These are tips I’ve researched & summed up from Renee Rouleau (Professional Celeb Esthetician) & Dr. Emily Wise (Dermatologist) 1. Use products that contain vasodilaters to stimulate blood flow & restore circulation in our skin, giving it that glow back. Ginseng, peppermint, & Rosemary are all great at doing that. *Beware of your own skin sensitivities to these* 2. Hold your head upside down for 3 minutes each day. Lol, I know! Hang over the side of your bed or yoga it up with downward dog. Redness will appear in our skin, indicating blood flow & circulation in face. Renée Rouleau claims that in the long run it can make a big difference in counter acting the blood flow-depleting effects of smoking🚬 3. Exfoliate! Cigarette smoke can clog pores. Dr. Wise suggests using Glycolic Acid or BHA’s, but whether your preferred exfoliant is chemical or a scrub it will brighten up & smooth skin, lifting off dead skin cells to reveal plump skin. 4. Replenish your skin’s antioxidant supply & stimulate collagen production. Use Vitamin C, Vitamin A (retinol), & peptides (specifically Caprooyl tetrapeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, matrixyl 300.) Antioxidants like Vitamins C & A & Prptides can negate effects of smoking and drinking by upping collagen production. 5. HYDRATE, HYDRATE! Both 🚬 & 🍷 do damage to our skin barrier and lead to moisture loss.
🍉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.
GLOW RECIPE-Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner
All About Nail Care
First picture: You cant see very well but I had a couple of hangnails I need to trim off, and my cuticles were kinda extended because I havent pushed them back in a while. Using a cuticle pusher/a wooden stick pusher, you can be able to push back the dry skin on the nail without damaging the nail (do not cut off your cuticles like they do in salons!!! this is important because they protect the most sensitive part of the nail) Second picture: This is what they look like after I took care of them! I do not have much dry skin surrounding the nail because i consistently use this oil called: jojoba oil. This oil is great to help make ur nails flexible, and this flexibility allows you to more risk free of breaking them Does your nail chip on the edges when they bump into a door or desk? They may be too hard! and this means they are more prone to cracking and breaking on the edges of the nail. Jojoba oil will help with this because the chemistry formula is closes to our natural body oils! But if you cannot find any jojoba oil around you, its fine because different oils will help will the healing surrounding your nails such as: olive oil, coconut oil, argon oil, pretty much any oil. They just wont be effective with the actual nail. (None of these oils will help your nails grow!! that is a myth, the only way to allow your nails to grow is to not break them or bite me, research it if you do not believe me!) Third picture and fourth picture: I forgot to take a picture of the nails after i trimmed them to my desired length, but here they are with nail polish on! As you can see, my nails were not even to eachother I used a glass nail file, these files are much better for your nails compared to the buffer ones. the grit is wayyy more fine, so it wont be jagged or rough on the edges of the nail if your not some crazy nail lady like i kinda am, then you can use nail trimmers... they arent perfect because they put so much pressure onto your nails to break them, and then some layers of the nail will not be equal to actual nail spot you wanted it to be trimmed to (its kinda hard to explain) These are some tips that i have! Take what you will, I got some of these info from Bliss Kiss website, as well as simply nail logical on youtube.
HOLO TACO-Glass Nail File
Amazing Brand and Cleansing Oil
The new cleansing oil, I recently opened it and so far it’s really gentle. It’s lightweight, it contains ingredients like sunflower oil, grape seed oil, black currant oil, and jojoba seed oil. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry after cleansing and it removes makeup and any impurities. Have you tried this brand and do you like it? Comment below.
dear, klairs-Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
Korean beauty box
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☀️10 Sunkissed Makeup Looks to Give You a Glow No Matter the Season!
The best thing about sunkissed makeup looks is they allow you to go a little light on the makeup and let your natural beauty shine through. Sunkissed makeup looks are great for hot summer days, ladies with freckles, and anyone who likes to keep it light. Here are our picks for your inspiration:
Empties: Cocokind Oil to Milk Cleanser
I recently ran out of my beloved Cocokind Oil to Milk Cleanser! 🌻 SKIN TYPE, FUNCTION & CLAIMS 🌻 For my AM skincare routine I love to use a gentle, milky cleanser. I don’t like to use anything harsh, abrasive or stripping because I’m not washing off the day’s dirt or any makeup! My skin is normal and leans towards dry in the winter months. When shopping for a new AM cleanser I saw that this one claimed to “’wash’ your face without stripping it of moisture”, and it “leaves the skin feeling soft and supple” which is EXACTLY what I look for not only in an AM cleanser but that’s what I look for in cleansers in general during these winter months because my skin leans a little drier! I decided to give this one a go and I was NOT at all disappointed! 😍 🌼 TEXTURE, CONSISTENCY & FORMULA 🌼 This product has the most unique texture/consistency I’ve come across yet! It starts off as an oil, not like a runny kind of oil, more like a soft, thick texture and once you use water it turns it into a MILK! 🥛 It goes from having some structure to becoming a silky, creamy consistency. After rinsing it off it left my skin feeling SO nice and soft! You have to experience it yourself to understand just how lovely this formula is 💛 This cleanser is full of incredibly beautiful and nourishing ingredients such as oats, lactobacillus, vitamin e, and grapeseed oil. It has a very light, calming geranium scent to it that really completes the experience 😌✨ 🌞 FINAL THOUGHTS & PACKAGING 🌞 I LOVE this cleanser so much and really savored every last drop of it! You can tell it was really thoughtfully made by the formula and even down to the sugarcane tube packaging (very low carbon footprint!) It’s only $18 and you can catch it on sale sometimes at your local Whole Foods Market which I think is totally worth it considering the high quality ingredients you get! I totally recommend anyone of all skin types try this product! It’s such a nice, gentle formula that’s just perfect for a good AM routine and with a pH range of 5.25 it won’t disrupt your skin barrier. I will definitely be repurchasing it in the future! ⭐️🌟⭐️ cocokind - Oil to milk cleanser
cocokind-Oil to milk cleanser
What I use to clean my face, deeply
I always look for cleansing products that are mild, have a strong cleaning ability, are easy to rinse off and don't leave my skin feeling dry. This facial cleanser of Avène Avène - Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotionmeets all my expectations. It's a translucent liquid with fluidity similar to that of hair shampoo. Most people may not be used to it for the first time because it is not a foaming cleanser. But it really leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean even though it's really gentle and mild! If you're having skin issues, this cleanser is the one for you! Even though I have dry skin, I still need deep cleanse once in a while. I prefer mud cleansing masks, and this product, schaebens mud mask, is great because it's cheap and safe for me to use. I sometimes do feel some stinging when I am using it, but I see no irritation on my skin and my face feels great after using it. I bought this when I was traveling in Europe. So I'm not sure if it's easy to buy in America.
Avène-Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion