I love experimenting with different cleansers, so here’s some recent faves! TULA SKINCARE - The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser
bealizbeautyI used to use the ceramic slip cleanser. I agree it’s fine. I liked it at first but I’ve found better ones.
As you can probably tell from my recent posts, I’m a BIG fan of Sunday Riley. My skin was feeling congested today when I was trying to decide what mask to use, and I remembered seeing this DIY mask in the Sunday Community I’m a part of! How to: I squirted about a quarter-sized amount of SUNDAY RILEY - Ceramic Slip Cleanserinto my palm, then added about a 1/2 dropper’s worth of SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Acne Treatment Face Oiland a light squeeze of SUNDAY RILEY - Saturn Sulfur Spot Treatment Mask...I mixed it all together until it was combined and spread on my face. It glided on so nicely! Leave on for 20-30 minutes and then add water to lather and then rinse off! Next time I do this mask I’ll remember to take a pic of how much I used of each 🤦🏼♀️ sorry!
Sunday Riley Empties!
I freaking love this brand! Their marketing, packaging, and products continue to impress me as I try new things. SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil probably the least favorite product I’ve tried from Sunday Riley. I mainly just didn’t feel like it sunk into my skin, and left me oily, which is something I definitely don’t want in the mornings when I am applying vitamin C. SUNDAY RILEY - Ceramic Slip Cleanser just meh. Don’t love the consistency or color (like a murky gray color??) it was fine as a cleanser, but I didn’t find anything special about it. SUNDAY RILEY - Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream this stuff is good, just a little heavier than I tend to use. I know ceramides are great for retaining skin moisture, but since my skin leans oily, it just was a bit much for me! I like the consistency and clean feel though! SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream I love this stuff!!! Favorite vitamin c product I’ve tried so far. It works great as a morning moisturizer in the morning, and sinks in to my skin great as a base for my makeup!! Big fan. SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment there’s nothing I can say about this stuff that hasn’t already been said by everyone else. I truly saw a difference in pores, brightness, and just general appearance of my skin quickly after beginning to use this. Super happy with it. SUNDAY RILEY - Luna Sleeping Night Oil amazing. I love this as an intro to retinol, and it has had no negative effects since it’s so gentle! I love the smell, the blue color, and will continue to buy this as long as they will sell it to me!
Super happy to share my experience using CLEAR GENIUS bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Toner + Serum 🌀Clarifying TONER + SERUM I have dry/combo, sensitive skin, and I was pleasantly surprised that this didn't over dry my skin out or irritate it at all. The consistency is so smooth and absorbs into skin quickly, The texture is awesome not sticky and kind of addicting, it's unique in the sense that most toners are like water, so it's fun to use, My face looks smoother this one is definitely being added into my permanent cleansing routine. 🌀Clarifying GEL Cleanser I have been using this cleanser every day and I really liked it. The scent has a fresh smell without being overpowering. This cleanser easily takes off makeup and leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean after each use. I have a combo to dry skin type and my skin feels well moisturized. #bliss #cleargenius #blissbreak #thisisbliss #watershot #showmeyourwatershot #skinstastory #skinalgo #thealglow #thealglowrithm #instaskin #instaskincare #ClearGenius #ThisIsBliss #contest #complimentary
bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser First is their clarifying gel cleanser with BHA and Brazilian sea water. I’ve been using this as a second cleanse and I concentrate it on my cheeks and chin area. I actually leave it on in the shower for a minute to let it really get to work haha. It’s a nice non drying cleanser.⠀ ⠀ bliss - Clear Genius Clarifying Toner + Serum Next is the Clarifying toner serum- and this is my favorite out of the two. It has BHA, aloe, witch hazel and niacinamide so it’s packed with great ingredients. I love the pump dispenser that I pump into a cotton pad, (or a reusable one that they sent over) then apply along my chin and cheeks. This stuff is good. I’ve noticed a difference in potential breakouts that are sitting under the skin. They’ve shrunken down before breaking through which is amazing to see! ⠀
Skin brightening AM/PM , pores , dark circles
I’m looking to improve my AM/PM routine . My current concerns are dark circles , pores and dull skin I started using Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream TATCHA - The Water Cream PAULA'S CHOICE - Invisible Finish Moisture Gel PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 And for PM Same cleanser , eye cream , drunk elephant vitamin c serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream And some times i use DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum I discontinued using DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil thinking that it might increase my pores Please suggest if I need to make some modifications to my routine..I’m not seeing any improvement in my dark circles and pores.My skin turned out a little better than before though..
Best cleanser if you struggle with acne👏👏👍👍
I have acne prone skin. I used to use clinique for awhile and Neutrogena for awhile. I've tried other stuff too but those were my "reliable" cleansers. I was reluctant to spend this much money on face wash, but I am so glad that I did. I've been using this for about a month now and have seen great improvements in my skin along with the use of a toner and weekly face mask. It tends to work extremely well on my skin. I have combonation oily/quite sensitive skin, and this does not dry it out or irritate it in any way! The first day I tried this, my pores shrunk dramatically, my skin felt super clean but not dry and tight, and my acne started clearing up overnight. It's gentle but very effective. I'm being serious too, like not even playing. The texture feels amazing too, not gritty, smooth, and you only need a little because it's a concentrated paste.My acne has cleared up significantly. I had such a great experience with this cleanser that I also bought the exfoliate cleanser and I like that one too. I use it twice a day. My usage: only apply a small amount to wet face and massage gently for 30 seconds. Rinse and gently pat dry. Avoid contact with eye area.If you have extremely sensitive skin, I suppose you use it 2 or 3 times a week. Sometimes I use it as face mask and apply it on my face, wait for five minutes, then wash off using a gentle cleanser with soft, circular motions. It can really help reduce and prevent blemishes, unclog pores, balance oily skin. I'm hooked on everything Kate Somerville now. Definitely worth the try. Highly recommend trying this if you struggle with acne！
Not a good product and not a good brand!
I am very disappointed in this brand after my experience with purchasing this product. Shame on me for not checking out the ingredients before purchase because the second ingredient is citrus medica limonum (organic lemon juice). Although it has brightening properties, it can be very damaging to the skin since it is highly acidic and very sensitising. It also causes photosensitivity which makes the skin more susceptible to damage caused by the sun. I politely addressed this on a post from juice beauty. Instead of them addressing my concern, they deleted my comment twice and then made it so I cannot comment anymore. If there is nothing to hide about their products and it's all good things that they can speak to, why delete truthful reviews? This is a big red flag for me when a company is not being transparent. Their social media marketing has little to be desired and the review I made on their site for this product hasn't been posted yet even though it's been a week. I will not be purchasing this product or any other from this brand again since I cannot trust that they have the best intentions for my skin in mind.
Current cleanser routine
JUICE BEAUTY - Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser I have a lot of hyperpigmentation from cystic acne through my early 20’s, so I use this cleanser one to two times a week to help brighten my dark spots. It is a type of chemical exfoliant, and can be a bit drying, so I always use a good moisturizer afterward and sunscreen to make sure my skin doesn’t get worse. I smells good and doesn’t burn, and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser I use this as my every day cleanser, as it’s super gentle on my skin but leaves it feeling clean. I also love to use this as my second cleanser when I’m washing off a full face of makeup. It isn’t drying or irritating, and as my skin is combo oily/ with dry patches, it seems to do well for both of my issues. Will definitely buy the full size next.
What I learned from using a skin scrubber 😬
I've used the GUGUG - Skin Scrubber about four times now and I felt like following up on my first post about this. Here's what I learned from using it: - Don't use it on anything that isn't a blackhead. It'll hurt so much and it's not meant for whiteheads, nodules, papules, or cystic acne. - When using it, the buttons are supposed to face you. The end of the tool is sloped in a way so the rest of the metal slides on your skin if the buttons are facing out. On Amazon it shows this product being used correctly in case you need visuals and @geralorentasposted about using this - This is best used on flat areas, or mildly curved ones, like around the nostrils, cheeks, the chin, and the area between your nose and mouth (like under your nose and above your lips) - Don't use on your nose bridge or the tip of your nose! There's no resistance or enough force to get the blackheads to come out, since you have to press a lot. Don't risk dislocating your nose or causing bruises or cuts (yes it can cut you or scrape your skin) - It's only for blackheads!! - In order to avoid getting scrapes and having skin irritation, put on a cleanser - I like the Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanserand the Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanserfor this because they're pretty thick. Also, reapply them when your skin starts to get drier. - Spray water like the Avène - Thermal Spring Water Sprayor evian - Facial Water Spray Triofor extra moisture on top of a cleanser. Take away: Use wisely, use it only on blackheads, and pay attention to what your skin is trying to tell you.
Updated Skincare Routine— Hydrated Glow!
Hi all! I’ve been super busy moving houses and so I haven’t been able to try very many new products lately, instead I’ve been sticking to my tried and true products and routine for the last few weeks. And honestly? My skin couldn’t be happier. It’s been smooth and hydrated with minimized breakouts, and no eczema patches. These are my top tips/products for hydrated and glowing complexion regardless of skin tone! ✨Dry Skin? Morning cleansing isn’t always necessary! I’ve been skipping my morning cleanse due to the dry weather where I’m living and my tightness and redness has been drastically reduced, along with my eczema! Instead I just wipe excess oil off with a cotton round and apply SPF as usual. Use a non stripping cleanser when you do wash, to avoid that tight feeling. ￼Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser my absolute favorite, with hydrators in the formula it’s never stripping and I love it doesnt foam ￼CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser best drug store face wash by far! It’s always sold out, and a go-to for many with dry skin! ￼FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser is my winter go to when my face is chapped ✨Don’t dry skin after cleansing. Wait until it’s damp and then apply your toner/serums. This will help lock extra moisture in along with increasing permeability of your products so they work more efficiently ✨Use an occclusive at night! This will lock in all of your products and keep the moisture from seeping out of your skin and into your pillow. ￼YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask has added antioxidants to wake up with an even and glowing complexion (and it’s my favorite scent ever) ￼CeraVe - Healing Ointment is coupled with ceramides to heal and strengthen skin and is perfect for those with dermatitis/raw red skin ￼Leven Rose - Jojoba Oil oils can also act as occlusives if you add an extra drop at night, and are a pure and natural way to introduce hydration and various vitamins and antioxidants ￼Glossier. - Moisturizing Moon Mask i also love repurposing hydrating masks as sleeping masks! This one from glossier is divine and stays on all night. ✨Cotton pillow cases are some of the most drying materials because they’re really absorbant (think about coton rounds!). Something like silk is less rough on skin, not only because of the softer fibers and higher thread count, but it absorbs less moisture than cotton, so your skin stays more hydrated. For those who suffer from dry skin or who live in dry climates, that bit of extra overnight hydration can mean waking up with a less tight, dry face (and less wrinkles!) ￼slip - Pillowcase White King Zippered King (51 x 91cm/ 20" x 36") / Invisible Zipper these pillow cases from slip are tried and true, everyone in the beauty community swears by them as do I.
🌙 CURRENT NIGHTTIME ROUTINE 🌙
My biggest skincare goals right now are focused on texture and hydration. I find it can be challenging to find a routine that is balanced in exfoliants and hydrating/ calming products. I’ve tried to rush my skin into results and it never works, and while I wouldn’t consider this my “holy grail routine” it’s something that’s working for me right now to target specifically texture, without drying out my skin. Here’s what I’m using, and why I love it! 1st cleanse: EARTH HARBOR - Sunshine Dew Antioxidant Cleansing Oil a heavenly smelling, effective oil cleanser that gently removes any sunscreen, makeup, or gunk from the day. 2nd Cleanse: CLARISMA - Cool Ocean Breeze Daily Cleanser this cleanser has really been the driver in retexuring my skin, the fruit enzymes in this cleanser are gentle exfoliants that didn’t give the dead skin cells on my face a chance! It really brightened and purified my skin. Serum: #Intoxicated Cosmetics - Snail Venom Serum[products]#[FiveStars] I just did a results post of this serum, and was amazed and how effective this serum was! Check out the post, you gotta see it to believe it 😉 Eye Cream: FARMACY - Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry I like this eye cream, nice texture and good brightening results! I’ve enjoyed using this eye cream but will probably go back to BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream when this pot is finished. Treatment: HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum I love this natural retinol alternative! I’ve been nervous to integrate a retinol into my routine so I’ve been happy to use this alternative as a placeholder. Great hydrating and plumping qualities! Moisturizer: SATURDAY SKIN - Waterfall Glacier Water Cream love the bouncy gel texture of this cream. I like that it’s a little bit cooling upon application, calms my skin and makes me feel ready to catch some zzZZzzZ’s. If my skins feeling really dry I’ll add 1-2 drops of HERBIVORE - Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil to my moisturizers, this oil is amazing for hydrating, calming and reducing redness! And of course lip care! I always slather on a nice coating of SUMMER FRIDAYS - Lip Butter Balm before bed, smells amazing and gives my lips a nice drink! Helps me wake up with soft, hydrated lips. I also have been rotating these three masks and using each once per week! LATHER - Honey Moisture Mask with Propolis Extract : For deep hydration, and soothing dermatitis flare ups. HERBIVORE - Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask : For resurfacing. I only use this for 8-10mins at a time right now to ensure I’m not over exfoliating or over-drying my skin ORIGINS - Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores : For pores, T-zone only!
🌞Another one of my recent new beauty buys was the EARTH HARBOR - Sunshine Dew Antioxidant Cleansing Oil . I’ve been really loving this light weight oil cleanser. It’s a non greasy oil, that feels powdery as you massage it into the skin. 🌞It washes away easily with water and takes all the gunk along with it. A perfect first cleanse to ensure a squeaky clean canvas. 🌞It costs $24 dollars for a 2oz bottle, with a 6 month shelf life after being opened. I think it’s great value, you only need a half to three quarters of the dropper bottle pull to fully cleanse your face and neck. 🌞Also the smell is heavenly, it actually smells like a lemon meringue pie or something along those lines hahah definite vanilla and citrus. I’m a big fan! 🌞I always love looking at the shelf life of a product when I consider value, because I don’t think it makes sense to base value on size and price if you get a giant bottle but it only lasts 3-6months. Especially if you could never possibly use the amount before it expires. Claims: An oil cleanser that targets buildup, lack of essential vitamins and minerals and dull skin. Leaves skin feeling fresh, soft, hydrated and bright 🌞This cleanser totally lived up to my expectations, and I am so happy I picked it up. My original go to was the The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser , but the smell of this Earth Harbor cleanser is too good not to reach for.
Results from 25 day use of the Cult Classic!
Welcome back! I took 25 days to test out this cleanser to give an honest review. My goal was to find a cleanser that could keep up with my life style. As a fire fighter, my skin is constantly breaking out due to the condition I endure. With my gear I have sweat and bacteria being pushed back onto my face, no matter how many times I clean it. I don’t have time for a skin care routine that can’t keep up with me. Going into this, I’m was looking for a cleanser that’ll help keep my skin clear, without stripping away my natural oils. My skin is prone to cystic acne, along with the little bumps and small pimples. Per my last post, I loved how my skin felt after the first use. But the question is, did the pricey cleanser live up to the cult classic title? I hate to say this but...I LOVED THIS CLEANSER. Of course I had high hopes with it being on the expensive side of the skin care spectrum, but I never expected it to work like it did. I tried my best to keep a regular routine of my skin, also kept track using the skin journey tool to make sure I wasn’t fooling myself. 5 out of 7 days of the week I woke up without any new break outs. With me being in my gear a lot this week, I was surprised. The other 2 days of the week I’ll wake up with a medium sized pimple, due to the fact I didn’t immediately wash my face after being sweaty. But, even with that, my skin looks amazing! After a weeks use, my family thought I was wearing foundation because my skin was so smooth/clear! (That’s SUCH a flex!) I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a cult member for the TULA brand, but I’m sure as hell a cult member for this cleanser! It was worth the splurge and for the first time in a long time I was excited to do my skin care routine! Pros: -Cleared up my acne. -Evened out skin tone. -Controls my oils. -Cleanses, but does not strip skin. -Good product to price ratio. Cons: -Kind of smells like anti bacterial hand soap. 😂 -On the expensive side of the skin care spectrum. Would I recommend this cleanser? HELL YES. DISCLAIMER: everyone’s skin is different so it may not work as well for you as it did me. But I highly recommend trying it out for yourself, it’s worth a shot! If you have any questions about the product/claims, my first post “Does the cult classic live up to its name? 🤔” should answer most of them! Let me know if you want a posted, in depth skin care routine! Feel free to contact me for any questions, I might not always have the answer but I will sure as hell try! And of course, have a great day and thanks for reading!
Lessons learned: cleansing mistakes
I spent years playing around with products and techniques trying to treat my dry, acne-prone skin. One of my earliest skincare memories is my mom putting Sea Breeze on my face in middle school and it burning like hell 🥴 Trying new cleansing methods that ended up not working was essential to getting my skin to where it is now! Keep reading for a breakdown of some of my early cleansing mistakes (I made them so you don’t have to 🙃) and how I’ve corrected them in my routine today! When I was young I thought wipes and astringents were the way to go. I would use spot treatments over large areas AFTER popping acne. I thought I needed to strip my skin and dry it out so much that there wouldn’t be anything left to form acne. This was... not correct. In college, I started using hydrating cleansers from LUSH; I started with LUSH - Let the Good Times Roll which is a gentle scrub with glycerin and corn oil meant for drier skin to help exfoliate and moisturize. I saw decent results, but didn’t like how greasy it made my skin feel. Upon my next visit, I was recommended to try LUSH - Angels on Bare Skin which I liked a lot more and still occasionally use today when I want a really gentle cleanse. I like this one because it doesn’t strip my skin at all, smells super good, and is easy to wash off. I’ll probably incorporate this into my routine more once winter comes as a morning cleanser. My go-to daily cleansers now are TULA SKINCARE - The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser in the morning and LUSH - Sleepy Face Naked Cleansing Balm at night. Check out my recent routine posts for more reasons I love these cleansers! *I am not saying that these products are not effective, just that the way I was using them was not good for my specific skin type! I still use a lot of these products or very similar products, just properly!* And that’s how I went from years of ruining my skin and not even understanding how to finding my perfect cleansing routine! Share your best mistakes in the comments!
Lately enjoying @glamglow Tropical cleanse daily exfoliating cleanser GLAMGLOW - TROPICALCLEANSE Daily Exfoliating Cleanser ! 🌟❤💞 I finished the bottle and absolutely loved it! If you have situational skin type that changes to oily in Summer and Spring months, you’ll love this cleanser! This has clay in it that is so nourishing yet clarifying the excess sebum. I’m in love with this one for one reason, this doesn not over strip my face. Highlighted Ingredients: - Purple Clay: Removes impurities and refreshes the complexion. - Tropical Fruit Enzymes: Work synergistically with chemical and physical exfoliation. - Pomegranate Seeds: Polish and exfoliate the skin.
GLAMGLOW-TROPICALCLEANSE Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
Anyone else leave out their HG products because you just love the packaging of all your other products better? I feel like I’m constantly leaving out my everyday, never skip a day, products in my line up...so here they are: ✨ burts bees face wipes every night before cleansing. ✨ ponds cold cream cleanser - have used this for over 10 years every night as an eye make up remover. It’s effective at removing mascara, but also hydrating and nourishing so for me it’s never going anywhere! ✨ now foods manuka honey & vitamin c cleanser - been using this daily for 3 years and will probably never stop. It’s gentle and not drying, and has helped brighten my complexion. It was the first product I switched to when I was having acne issues that helped clear my skin and didn’t cause any damage! Everything else is a go-to in my line up as of lately💞 . .
Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Cleanser
I have a love/hate relationship with Glow Recipe. I either really love a product or it doesn't work well for me at all. Their Blueberry Bounce Cleanser claims to remove make up, combat blemishes, and leave skin bouncy bright and glowy. It is a thick consistency and has a slight floral/fruit scent. This one left me feeling "meh" - Does it clean my skin? Yes. Does it smell okay? Yes. Does it actually meet any of its claims of removing makeup, combating blemishes or providing any bouncy, bright and glowing effects? Nope. I'd say this is a basic and simple cleanser. It works to clean gently, but thats about it. I'm overall underwhelmed. At $34 for the full size 160 ml, I'll take my money elsewhere. I would not recommend this product for the price. 2/5 stars!GLOW RECIPE - Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser
GLOW RECIPE-Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser
✨Yet, I have had my eyes on this cult-classic for so long. This cleanser is said to have 5 benefits - it intends to decongest, exfoliate, tone, soothe, and deeply cleanse your skin. The first cleanse is such an important step to my nightly skincare routine. I am eternally on the hunt for a super nourishing or moisturizing balm cleanser to take the day off. Blended with eucalyptus, clove, Egyptian chamomile, and hops, this cleanser induces a luxurious experience. I know that some people may be bothered by the scent, but I found it to be quite earthy. Complete with a cotton muslin cloth, this cleanser deeply cleans your pores without stripping anything from your skin. The whole routine is very ritualistic to me. It makes my skin feel hydrated and exceptionally smooth. I am a fan. ✨
EVE LOM-EVE LOM Cleanser
Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment This certainly does exfoliate lol it’s a physical exfoliant which I am not particularly against, however this one feels very harsh and intense. It makes my skin burn upon application, even before rubbing it lol and my skin is not even sensitive usually! It does give good results however the process of using this product is very unpleasant. The smell is also veryyy intense. Don’t recommend.
Kate Somerville-ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
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