Ingredient you need to know pt.1
Let’s start with Niacinamide: Skin concerns that this can help : sensitivity, pores, acne, hyperpigmentation and redness What it works well with: • retinoids • N-Acetyl Glucosamine Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, regulates sebum production, increases elasticity, increases toleration to retinoids, increases ceramide productions, targets hyperpigmentation, improves enlarged pores, boosts collagen production, reduces ache lesion. It helps with a lot more there is too many to name How it works with different skin concerns: •Barrier boosting : increases ceramide and free fatty acid levels in the stratum corneum • Anti-acne: reduces sebum production and acts as a anti inflammatory agent • Hyperpigmentation: inhibits melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes. Risks: along with any other product it does come with risks. This can cause redness/ flushing when the concentration is above 5% Overall, including this ingredient into my skincare has helped my fungal acne on my forehead and the texture of my skin has definitely gotten better. If you have any questions feel free to ask :)
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Apr. 28, 2020
sandy.bFinally see someone review this in detail!! Thank you so much. Do you suggest using it on a daily basis?
Apr. 29, 2020·4 likes
sassy.destAwe your welcome that means a lot !! But it depends for me I have sensitive skin so I use it every other day but if you don’t have sensitive skin then it’s totally fine :))
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❎ Pills, pills & pills some more!
About me: 44 yrs old, brunette, light-med & combination skin type (oily t-zone/dry face), dark spots (from sun), dark under eye & bags. I was looking for a little more moisture in my am/pm routine with added brightening benefits. that's why The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% came into thought. This has a creamy texture that absorbed quickly over top the water base serums that I use. I grabbed for the rosehip seed oil to seal in the moisture and OH MY!! The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% pilled up alllll over my face! I was so excited when I purchased this product because of its moisturizing and brightening benefits but... Its getting returned with an F as a grade! I gave it 2 stars for its nice texture and because its fragrance free. pros: thick, creamy texture, fragrance free, spreads nicely cons: pills on skin when layering anything over top. A major FOUL!
Before and After sensitive skin routine
Hi Cherie fam 😊 I started my night routine for sensitive skin on November 7 (I have a post about it). I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, but I feel like my skin improved. My pores are smaller, my skin is very soft (feels like velvet), brighter and not tight at all. The redness is still here, but I know rosacea treatment takes longer to get better and it’s winter, which makes the redness worse. Overall I’m very happy with my PM skin routine! I should also mention that I added oil to my routine (tarte - Maracuja Oil or The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil ) That’s how I layer: Neutrogena - Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser VICHY - Mineralizing Thermal Water Spray Rich in 15 Minerals (not every day, just when I feel the redness is worse than normal) The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil OR tarte - Maracuja Oil CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion (I didn’t rate 5 stars bc I don’t feel it’s the best moisturizer I used in my life, I actually like the The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA better) The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Hopefully I’ll have another post in a couple of months about improvement on the redness! 😘
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My “Ordinary” Journey
My skincare routine needed a revamp but I didn’t know where to start. I wanted to use products with good ingredients but I know many companies “green wash” to make you believe all their ingredients are great. I did lots of research and decided to give The Ordinary a try. A little background on my skin: I have aging skin (I’m pushing 38) and it’s been on the dryer side since having kids. I also tend to get peri-oral dermatitis every winter. Then of course, I still get occasional breakouts! Yay hormones 😜 In September, as I was running out of my current skincare products, I replaced them with The Ordinary. I chose HONEST - Gentle Gel Cleanser as I didn’t want anything to harsh or stripping on my dry skin. After I cleanse, I mist my face with HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Spray then apply The Ordinary - Matrixyl* 10% + HA Because this contains HA, it should be applied to damp skin. On top of that I apply The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% I gave this 4 stars because it’s sooooo sticky and takes a while to dry down before I can move to my next step. After that drys, I go for The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I may not have clear skin all of the time, but when I do get blemishes, they clear up very quickly. This stuff is amazing! I follow that with The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and COOLA - Classic Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF 30 Since starting this routine, my skin looks so much better when I apply makeup and when I don’t wear any, My skin tone much more even. And this year, as winter approached, I did not develop peri-oral dermatitis. My skin retains moisture so much better than it ever has.
Glow Recipe Niacinamide: Dewy, lovely, worth it?
I LOVE Niacinamide, and am not unfamiliar with Glow Recipes products. I have been quite the fan of their Watermelon line (sleeping mask is a fav), especially during the summertime. Throughout the cold season I’ve been loving their Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream. I am actively using their Plum Plump Serum as well. However, their products are $$. I received some as gifts on my birthday, but bit the bullet to purchase Plum Plump and the Banana Soufflé after sampling them and falling in love. Overall, though, I don’t feel that I’ve wasted my money, despite their price range. For me, it was worth it. So what about their newest product? GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops Well, as with all their products, it’s a bit pricey, retailing for 34 USD. It smells like fresh watermelon, just like the rest of their line, and the packaging is aesthetically pleasing being frosted glass, and fully recyclable. I also want to recognize the fresh ingredients they use, that their products are vegan, cruelty free, and sustainably sourced. But all that being said, for 34 USD, is it worth it? I’ve been using The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% on and off for quite some time now. I give it 4 stars because it can be quite tacky on the skin, and doesn’t really leave me glowing per say; BUT, it’s a reliable, affordable, effective product. It does it’s job fading discoloration while brightening, and the added zinc helps control and heal breakouts. It retails for 5.90 USD at Sephora, so there’s a huge price difference between these two products, and the Ordinary’s is so accessible when you’re on a budget, which I love. So what are my final thoughts? I personally hadn’t planned on purchasing the Dew drops, as I couldn’t justify the price especially when I already had The Ordinary’s serum. Well, my sis purchased it for me for Christmas, so naturally I’ve been using it and had to review the Dew drops. I haven’t been using it long enough to see if it makes a difference in brightening my skin as the Ordinary does over time, but it definitely makes me glow. The formula is so silky, a gel-serum it spreads like a dream, and I love to mix it w/Plum Plump serum and then apply. It leaves me with such a dewy result that I have to admit...I love it. It’s never tacky when I’m done patting it in, and it layers perfectly with the rest of my products. The drops aren’t eplacement for highlighter or makeup, and adding it over makeup on high points of the face made it feel tacky. So don’t expect that. But as a base when you’re prepping your skin for makeup, Its lovely. My skin looks lit within whenever I use it. Is it necessary? No, it’s definitely a luxury product IMO. If you can drop the $$ on it, then treat yourself! But if you’re looking for results on a budget, this product is just not necessary when a tried and true like The Ordinary WILL get the job done. 💕
Not the perfect dupe - Ordinary’s Niacinamide
I originally used the Paula’s choice 10% Niacinamide booster and absolutely loved it! Instead of purchasing a $50 product I decided to purchase the The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% as a dupe for the Paula’s choice. I must start by saying that was a HUGE mistake. Before I get into my experience with this product. I have to mention that I did do my research before purchasing this product. I read many reviews stating that the Ordinary’s Niacinamide was better suited for oily skin, which I know now is very true (but I was still willing to give it a try). —————————————— My experience I began using this product about a month ago. I used it continuously every night after cleansing and toning for about a week. It did not irritate my skin at all, however it also didn’t do anything positive for my skin. A week into using the niacinamide nightly, I started to break out around my mouth. These breakouts left insane dark spots all over my chin and mouth area. I immediately stopped using it. ____________ Recommend 10% I would definitely not recommend this product to anyone with dry skin. I think this product is strictly made for people with oily skin, and from my personal experience I don’t think the 1% zinc suits dry skin. I will definitely be repurchasing the niacinamide from Paula’s choice!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Hello dolls 😍😍
I’m back and I know it took me a while to actually get a review in from my last post!!! So let’s get started dolls!! As you know I mention from my last post that I got 2 new products that I am trying out and let’s just say I like them so far and they have been doing a pretty good job with helping with my dark spots and blemishes. The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I have been using this product and what I can say everybody use it differently. I have been using it on my dark spots and around my eye area and I must say it has help, the solution is very light weight and melts into my skin pretty well. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% let’s just say this product really does what it details with this product a little goes a long way just like the The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG it melts into skin very well and is very light on the skin. Also leaves a glow on the skin and give it a bouncy feel as well. I highly recommend this product if you have acne it helps control break outs! So guys this is a little inside of my review and yes I did get new products and I will give an update about them and FYI I am definitely gonna get the Fenty beauty products and can’t wait to try it!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
So you wanna try The Ord. niacin.+ zinc serum...
Here's what you should know before making the purchase. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a fairly viscous, cloudy serum meant to tame blemishes and has been reported to also clear scars and general unevenness in your skin. However, there's one thing you might NOT have read about amongst the thousands of reviews claiming to either love the product or bash it for being something of a scam. I'm here to tell you that TO niacinamide serum is a great product for acne prone or uneven skin, but with one caveat. Because it rejuvenates your skin and rebuilds the cells from the inside out, before you see the results of the serum there will be what is called a "purge" effect the first week or so of using the serum. You see, breakouts and pimples are already within the skin days before they emerge on the surface. They build and build until finally being pushed outward and leaving those nasty zits on your face. And when you start rebuilding the skin, *all* the acne is pushed outward, giving you the impression that it was the serum making you break out. And while this is technically true, in the long run, your skin will thank you. So if you do decide to buy one of my personal favorite serums (which you totally should), don't freak out when you break out! It's all part of the plan 😎
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Ordinary Niacinamide made me break out. 😫🥺
-peep my son getting in the picture lol- -Thanks for reading me in advance- As I commented before I bought some The Ordinary products to try them out. After a week of applying them according to the directions I found out some new breakouts appearing from no where. 😯 I was like “whooop” 😳🤭 This needs to be fixed. After using the products separately once again, I found that the Peeling solution and the Hyaluronic acid do good to my skin, BUTT when it was the day for the Niacinamide I saw that during the day I got three white pimples, and then during the night another 2 came out. Okay, this wasn’t normal. I decided to eliminate it from my routine. After erasing Niacinamide acid from my face, she has been responding very well, I guess I just need an extra of hydration and some spot treatment and that’s it. Everyone is different, everyone might have a different reaction to this product. Sadly, I was too happy to try it out, and I ended up disappointed. 😖 Well, these things happen. The good thing is that I learn to caught products that give to my skin sudden problems because of you guys. 🤗 As you can see MY VOLCANOES ARE GONEEEE. 👏🏻😃 So the ordinary products work, just this one my skin was not liking his attitude lol. 🤷🏻♀️ THANK YOU FOR READING ME. Have a blessed day. ❤️ The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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My Holy Grail for Adult & Hormonal Acne
I’m super excited to start recording and sharing my skin care journey. I’ve loved skincare since my teens and have always enjoyed trying new products, but being acne prone and having sensitive skin, trying new stuff hasn’t always been super thrilling! Now that I’m learning more about some great brands (that sadly weren’t around when I was a teen) I’m excited to branch out and try some more that will work for my skin. I have combination and sensitive skin that really changes with the weather. It’s really dry where I live, so even though my skin is prone to oiliness, it often has dry patches and even damage from the dry, winter air. One problem I’ve been having for the past year or two is adult hormonal acne around my jawline. Spot treatments were effective for pimples with a head, but I could not get rid of the bumps that started forming under my skin along my jaw. Not only were they not going away, but more were appearing. Then came The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I’m not going to lie, I didn’t understand how to use this at first. I thought it was for pimples and it would get rid of my breakouts. I tried it a couple times and felt like it didn’t do anything and there it sat on my shelf for months. But one day, when I was at a total loss with these bumps under my skin, I decided to spread some of this serum all over my jawline before bed. The next morning, 75% of the bumps were gone! My skin was so irritated and it felt like this product was some magic eraser for this freaked out areas of my skin. I’ve since learned a bit more about what Niacinimide and Zinc is supposed to do — like calming irritation and reducing dark spots — and I am totally in love with this product. I now use this product AM and PM under my moisturizer, focusing on areas that have more irritation and dark red areas leftover from pimples. I’m interested in trying other Niacinimide serums, like the one from The Inkey List, but it’s likely I will keep buying this great product for a long time.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
So I'll be honest, I'm a pharmacist not an esthetician. My knowledge of products are one dimensional and I did little research when I bought this product a year ago. When I bought this product I was looking for something more 'science' based to treat hyperpigmentation from acne scars and uneven skin textures. I was skeptical that this product would work for me after paying $25 on Amazon. I gave it a shot and applied it religiously every morning as part of my basic skincare regime. After a few months, I noticed some of the scars were lighter and began to fade. However, I feel as if I reached a plateau with the product. I do not get the same results as I was getting a year ago....which sucks. I love this product but my skin grew tolerant of it. I stopped using it for a couple of months and just started incorporating it in my regime again. I would rate it 4/5 stars because of the potential this formulation has. Me, not being a skincare guru probably just needs to learn how to apply it better....and buy it from Sephora or Ulta for $8 next time.
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