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My Current Favorite Serums

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skincare.guy
▶️ BE PLAIN - Cicaful Ampoule
- a concentrated soothing serum containing 84% centella asiatica extract. I really like how quickly this soothes any skin irritations I have. It also adequately hydrates the skin as well without being sticky. Also it’s fragrance free. ▶️ NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum
- a brightening treatment serum formulated with a vitamin c complex that’s made up of stabilized and encapsulated l-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, and bioactive fruit blend. I just started using and I love the lightweight gel texture. I’ll have to continue using to see any results though. ▶️ TIA'M - Vita B3 Source
- currently my most favorite niacinamide based serum. It contains 10% niacinamide and 2% arbutin to correct pigmentation, regulate sebum production, and hydrate the skin. This isn’t a fast acting product but I see a noticeable difference in my skin tone over time. It helps to fade my dark spots very effectively. ▶️ NEOGENLAB - Real Ferment Micro Serum
- a gel cream like serum containing 61% fermented ingredients to help with skin elasticity and provide antioxidant benefits. I love how this makes my skin so soft and smooth. It also brings a subtle glow to my skin as well thanks to the rice ferment filtrate in the formula. ▶️ dear, klairs - Fundamental Watery Oil Drop
- my go to hydrating serum so far this summer. It gives me the benefits of using a facial oil without the heaviness. It’s water based and contains green tea, ceramides, peptides, rice, kelp, and sodium hyaluronate to hydrate and nourish the skin. This leaves you looking glowy af! #CherieCreator
Aug. 14, 2020
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AmbrosiaLove the Neogen Micro Ferment! Hey @skincare.guy, what are your thoughts on the isntree hyaluronic acid airy sun stick spf 50 PA++++?
Aug. 15, 2020
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Be Plain Bamboo Hydrating Ampoule 💛 ✨Some key ingredients are of course the 80% bamboo water which gives the skin long lasting hydration. It is also supposed to help with signs of aging and improves the overall health of the skin. Other key ingredients would be ceramides, hyaluronic acid and glycerin to help moisturize and repair the moisture barrier. This product also has panthenol and allantoin to soothe skin. These are some ingredients that I look for especially since my skin leans more on the dry side. Its also fragrance-free which is great for those who can’t tolerate fragrance. ✨This has kind of a viscous, gel texture but it isn’t sticky and it absorbs really nicely into my skin. My skin dehydrated skin just drinks this up!  This product is hydrating enough that I don’t need a toner so I love using this in the morning to cut down on steps. Its also really gentle on my skin so I can use this on days when my skin is feeling sensitive. This serum is overall really hydrating and soothing. Its great if you’re looking for a gentle, hydrating, serum that you can use to make your skin glowy and plump!
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beautybykay
AM routine for sensitive oily skin
✨My AM routine for sensitive oily skin✨ I usually take a simple route for my morning routines as I’m mostly focused on hydrating, soothing, and protecting my skin. ▶️ SeSPRING - Cleanse It Out Gel Cleanser - gentle daily gel cleanser formulated with camellia and lotus extracts to effectively cleanse the skin of all impurities without disrupting it’s moisture barrier. A wonderful morning cleanser to help cleanse my skin of all the oils and dirt I accumulated overnight. ▶️ ISNtree - Green Tea Fresh Toner - lightweight and refreshing toner that contains 80% green tea extract to revitalize the skin. I love the hydration this provides as well as the sebum regulating properties which is great for anyone with oily skin. Green tea also has antibacterial benefits to help prevent acne. ▶️ BE PLAIN - Cicaful Ampoule - soothing and hydrating ampoule that contains a whooping 84% of concentrated centella asiatica to help fortify the skin barrier. This instantly hydrated and reduces any redness on my skin. Great for when I’m dealing with inflamed acne breakouts. ▶️ NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum - gel textured brightening treatment serum containing a complex made up of encapsulated l-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, and bioactive fruit blend. This has been helping to keep my complexion bright and even while also providing antioxidant benefits. Pairs well with any spf. ▶️ SeSPRING - So Rich Hydrating Gel - medium weight cream that utilizes camellia and lotus extracts to provide intense hydration to the skin. I only need a small amount of this to keep my skin hydrated all day long. Does leave a more dewy finish though. ▶️ SKIN AQUA - UV Super Moisture Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ - lightweight gel textured chemical based sunscreen that provides strong sun protection. Such a great sunscreen for oily skin types. Doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and dries down to skin finish that has a slight sheen. Spot anything here that’s already in your own routine?
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skincare.guy
you can’t get much better than this
Ever heard of dear, klairs? This Korean skincare brand has been gaining more attention, and for a good reason too. The dear, klairs - Fundamental Watery Oil Drop is exactly what it says. It’s a watery, oil-like serum that delivers antioxidants and hydration to your skin. It’s packed with Jeju green tea water, ferment extracts, rice extract, ceramides, and peptides to improve skin regeneration and aid in anti-aging. You can use this any time of the year to get that extra boost of hydration and to protect your skin from aging. I typically apply 2-3 drops of this during the day, after I apply my toner and treatment serums/creams (niacinamide and azelaic acid). This works so well to give your face a dewy glow. It does leave your skin a tiny bit sticky, but as long as you put a layer of sunscreen (which you should ALWAYS do), it won’t feel sticky. It definitely helps me with redness and stinging, so if those are some issues you’re worried about, I’d definitely recommend this! This product is for anyone with tired skin, anyone who needs hydration but doesn’t like oil products, anyone with dehydrated and rough skin, and those who have oily or combination skin. The product can be purchased on Yesstyle and Wishtrend for $31 (usually they’ll have some sort of sale though!) and it lasts a long time, so I think it’s worth it! dear, klairs has a number of other products that are just as amazing, including their non white-cast and non-greasy dear, klairs - Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++ .
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kchiu
we love good skin days 😊
I just wanted to make a quick post because my skin was surprisingly good today! I’ve been struggling with my skin for a few months so it was nice to finally have a day when I felt good about my skin. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been adjusting the products I use and the way I layer to minimize pilling and to reduce stickiness. Today I used these products in this order: 1) LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I will do a product review soon! 2) PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner I tried taking this out of my routine for a bit and I just re-added it to remove some loose skin after I cleansed. 3) Curél - Moisture Facial Lotion Enrich I mix 2 pumps of this with one drop of pure vegetable glycerine and put it on my damp face. 4) The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I’m not sure this has really been working for me but I recently bought THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serumso I’m excited to see if I will get results. I usually use The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 before the niacinamide serum, but it’s been a little sticky for me lately so I just use it at night. 5) I use my prescription-strength Azelaic Acid. I love this for my hyperpigmentation and redness! 6) The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 7) CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion This is such a perfect, light moisturizer for both day and night! 8) I finish it off with my FAVORITE sunscreen dear, klairs - Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++ I mixed this with a drop of tea tree oil and spread it all over my face and neck. Tea tree oil is key for me! It surprisingly gives me a nice glow and helps reduce redness. Again, I’m still playing around with my skincare routine, so sometimes I’ll throw some of these products into my routine: dear, klairs - Fundamental Watery Oil Drop , The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil , CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream , andThe Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 .
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kchiu
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Brand spotlight: Neogen
▶️NEOGENLAB - Real Fresh Cleansing Stick Green Tea - winner of the 2017 Teen Vogue Acne Awards and deemed “one of the coolest creations to come out of Korea,” this travel friendly and all in one stick cleanser was formulated with 13 botanical oils to breakdown makeup, sunscreen, and cleanse your skin of all impurities. There are also natural green tea leaves imbedded in the cleansing stick to provide a gentle exfoliation to reveal brighter more even toned skin. I’ve tried stick cleansers in the past and while they were convenient for traveling, they always left a film on my skin and tight afterwards. I had the same reservations about this one but to my surprise, this left my skin feeling hydrated and fresh. I assume it’s because of the oils in the formula but I really enjoyed using this. It lathers nicely and cleanses my skin of everything. ▶️ NEOGENLAB - Real Rerment Micro Essence - one of my all time favorite essences. This hydrating and brightening essence is formulated with 93% naturally fermented ingredients as well as betaine, allantoin, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, niacinamide, and various amino acids. I forgot how much I loved this essence. Used directly after cleansing, this watery first treatment essence quickly absorbs to restore hydration and prep my skin for the remainder of my routine without any stickiness. There’s also the plumping effect that this gives after 1-2 skins that I love so much. After consistent use, I can easily see my skin looking brighter and more even toned. This is probably one of the more hydrating FTE’s that I’ve tried. ▶️ NEOGENLAB - Real Ferment Micro Serum - the perfect companion for its essence counterpart. This viscous and creamy gel serum delivers a boost of nutrients and antioxidants to the skin with its elegant formula comprised of 61% fermented ingredients as well as niacinamide, adenosine, sodium hyaluronate, centella asiatica, hydrolyzed collagen, ascorbic acid, and vitamin e.This is very moisturizing and it leaves a bit of tacky and dewy finish once it’s absorbed. Upon application, you can see slightly plumper and brighter skin. It layers well with no pilling issues so regardless, you won’t even feel it once you’ve applied something else on top. Over time, I saw noticeably brighter skin that had that felt bouncier and firmer. ▶️NEOGENLAB - Neogen Dermalogy Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser - a 2 in 1 detoxifying mask and cleanser that eliminates excess sebum and blackheads while also cleansing the skin of makeup, dead skin cells, and clogged pores. This mask cleansers contains a ton of extracts, micro-particles of natural glacial marine soil, and colloidal clay from West Coast British Columbia, Canada. This has a creamy clay texture that easily spreads onto the skin. After a few minutes of application, the clay begins to foam on the skin to help draw impurities from the pores. Once the foaming has stopped, proceed to massage it into the skin and then rinse with water. I thought this was fun to use but using this everyday left my skin a bit dry. I preferred to use it every few days which was nice to help refresh my skin. ▶️NEOGENLAB - Neogen Dermalogy A-Clear Aid Soothing Spot Patch - these are your typical hydrocolloid acne patches that help absorb excess sebum and secretions from your breakouts while also protecting the area from dirt and bacteria. These come in two sizes which is great for different sized pimples. I always enjoy having acne patches on hand because they help prevent me from picking at my pimples. After I intentionally or accidentally pop my spots, these are great for reducing the size of them overnight.
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skincare.guy
ROUTINE ✨Swipe to see before and after pictures
Hi girlies, this is my 8 step day time skin care routine, and this is the order i apply them too💗 1⭐️I wash my face with the PCA skin - Creamy Cleanser and omg I absolutely love this cleanser, it is great if you have dry skin because after washing your face feels so hydrated and you dont have that dry feeling like your skin is gonna rip off anytime lol! 2⭐️After that i apply my HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Spray toner and i gently tap it in until it feels tacky, and hydrated, 3⭐️after that i apply my NEOGENLAB - Real Rerment Micro Essence which is an hydrating essence thats so hydrating i love how moisturized i feel, and it also helps to brighten my skin. 4⭐️After my essence i like applying my vitamin C from hyper - Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum right after my toner directly onto my skin and gently tap everything in. This vitamin C is absolutely amazing, it helped me with my hyperpigmentation tremendously. It is for sensitive skin, i never experienced no redness or burning from it. 5⭐️After vitamin C I apply The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for some more hydration and after that i apply my PAULA'S CHOICE - Daily Pore-Refining Treatment with 2% BHA which is a chemical exfoliator, its in liquid form and guys YOU NEED THIS! I cant barely see my pores & i had HUGE pores! This is a staple in my day routine! 6⭐️After exfoliator i apply my NEOGENLAB - Real Ferment Micro Serum this serum is so good, leaves my skin plump and soft, It is formulated with Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin B5, as well as active ingredients like panthenol and collagen to help reinforce skin elasticity. It is non-greasy but hydrating, improves oil-water balance, and fortifies skin barrier for a healthy and radiant complexion!! 7⭐️Next step I apply my moisturizer from BANILA CO - Dear Hydration Moisture Boosting Cream and its so hydrating and i love how my skin feels after, not greasy but hydrated. 8⭐️The last step of courseee its SPF THANK YOU FARMER - Sun Project Water Sun Cream and guys this sunscreen is AMAZING leaves me feeling hydrated and it gives me this amazing glow 😍 and thats it, thats whats been working for me during the day & of course with clearing the hyperpigmentation around my mouth area. I hope this helps 💗 ill be posting my night routine soon! Lmk if you like more of these posts 😊
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GlowPrincess
naturium vitamin c serum first impressions
NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum I just received this product a few days ago, and I’ve only used it twice, but here are my first impressions! This serum is a clear color and it’s very lightweight. The first morning I used it, I used two pumps and it really just settled into my skin. The second morning I used it, I just used one pump (because I didn’t feel I needed two pumps) and it settled into my skin just like the two pumps. The serum certainly isn’t sticky, it’s more like a watery-oil texture, and it really felt like it was hydrating my skin. Obviously, I’ve only used this twice so I can’t really say much about the brightening effect on my dark spots, but I feel like it did add a nice glow to my face in the morning and it hasn’t broken me out (yet, knock on wood). I’m really looking forward to continuing to use this and to seeing the brightening effects in the long term!
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kchiu
Solid Vitamin C product 🌞
If you love Vitamin C but hate the stickiness that comes with most serums, NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum is your miracle product. It has a complete gel-like texture that once absorbed into the skin, is non-sticky. If you live in a dry/humid climate or have oily skin, this is for you. This serum contains l-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, and a blend of fruit extracts to bright the skin. It’s also formulated with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid for a boost or hydration. I’ve noticed results in the lighting of some dark spots after a week and a half, but I stopped using after I over-exfoliated and had to “detox” my skin. I will definitely start using it again though. The non-stickiness of this serum is really what had me shook. In the winter I personally prefer an oil-based Vitamin C serum because of my dryness, but this will be a lifesaver when my skin is more oily in the summer!
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Budget Vitamin C Serum
Budget Vitamin C Serum
This Vitamin C serum by Beauty Bay is called SkinHit Brightening Serum. I’m obsessed with Vitamin C and looking for some brands that aren’t constantly being reviewed and are budget friendly. While this company is out of the UK, they still do international shipping — however extra duty may need to be paid depending where they’re shipping to. This product helps boost radiance, even skin tone, and help reduce the appearance of pigmentation. It also contains peptide, which are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins — collagen, keratin, and elastin. These proteins are responsible for your skin’s texture, etc. It’s a light-weight serum. It almost looks like orange juice haha. It has a thin consistency. It absorbs quickly into your skin and doesn’t make it feel greasy or tacky. It does leave a nice glow, which I am all about. I don’t find it overly moisturizing so if you have dry skin this might not be the best serum for you. It costs $9.75. I haven’t used this long enough to see many results but I do love the glow it gives me immediately upon use. This serum is also vegan and cruelty free. I give this 3/5 stars for now until I see some results. I think with consistent use one might see results, however; for now, I’ll just enjoy the temporary glow/radiance it gives my skin :) BEAUTY BAY - SkinHit Brightening Serum
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Stacym
SkinHit Brightening Serum
BEAUTY BAY-SkinHit Brightening Serum
A SERUM FOR EVERY CONCERN!
A SERUM FOR EVERY CONCERN!
June Favorites: Serum Collection ✨ I do have serums for every concern that my skin goes through and today I just felt like sharing it with ya'll! ✌🏻 👉🏼 @iloveskininc My daily dose - whenever I want my skin glowy and it seriously keeps my skin plumped and hydrated too. (Recieved from my @allure beauty box) 👉🏼 @paulaschoice Omega + Complex with Chia + Flax Seed when I need to keep my skin nourished and healthy from all the damage my skin has been exposed to. Oh! this helped with my texture too! 👉🏼 @goodmolecules Discoloration Correcting Serum when I have the super stubborn post breakout marks. It works like a gem. 👉🏼 @olehenriksen Truth Serum for my Vitamin C to brighten up my skin and keep the glow going on my good skin days. 👉🏼 @peachandlily Glass Skin Refining Serum for my texture and trying to achieve that clear skin look. I've used it for about 1 week and a half and my skin feels super soft and my texture isn't so visible. It's so so good and I can't wait to get my hands on the full-sized one!
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karsky
Discoloration Correcting Serum
GOOD MOLECULES-Discoloration Correcting Serum
Best Vit C for Sensitive skin
Best Vit C for Sensitive skin
I've tried several Vit C serums which all broke my face out. This one, however, has not. I'll use this one from Versed at night and Niacinamide and Zinc serum (from The Ordinary) in the morning. I've noticed my face looking much brighter in the mornings before I even use my Niacinamide. 💕 VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum contains Vit C, algae extract, licorice root (which will target hyperpigmentation dark spots and sun damage), palmaria palmara extracts (which are skin-lightening agents), Curcuma Longa which is Turmeric (known you lower inflammation) & my absolute favorite Niacinamide (Vit B3 that will reduce discoloration) I only gave it 4 stars because I notice that the Turneric gives the serum a slight orange tint to it, ergo giving the face a slight orangey look (BUT again it lowers inflammation) This products still works spectacularly.
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Deanalaura
STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum
VERSED-STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum
Review my routine for this trip!
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!
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CarolArmstrong
Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer
GHOST DEMOCRACY-Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer
My fav brightening products!✨
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😂
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annalee
Discoloration Correcting Serum
GOOD MOLECULES-Discoloration Correcting Serum
Lacklustre Skin? Try A Stroke of Brilliance
Lacklustre Skin? Try A Stroke of Brilliance
Versed just launched in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart and I’m so glad! I kept seeing reviews for their products and was so jealous that I couldn’t get my hands on them. This is one of the two products I’ve purchased by them so far. I love vitamin C serums so I had to try this first. VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum About the Serum: + This serum contains vitamin C, licorice root, palmaria palmata extracts (skin-lightening agents that inhibit pigmentation), and niacinamide + This is a light-weight serum, aimed to brighten & even your complexion, as well as firm and hydrate your skin + It’s ideal for those who wish to treat hyperpigmentation and fine lines & wrinkles How to Use: + Use in the AM after cleansing and before moisturizing + Press 2-3 drops into almost dry skin and let absorb for about 2 minutes + It’s suggested to keep this stored in a cool, dark place to keep active ingredients potent My Thoughts: I haven’t been using this long enough to see any results but I’m enjoying it so much. I apply this in the AM after I’ve cleaned my skin and applied, for example, hyaluronic acid, and before I apply my moisturizer and eye cream. I love that it’s not tacky and absorbs nicely into my skin. It does give my skin a fresh appearance immediately after using. I also don’t notice any scents, which is good if you’re sensitive to scents :) This retails for I think $26 CAD (I can’t remember lol) and you get 30 mL. I 100% recommend. My skin type is normal and haven’t noticed any adverse reactions.
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Stacym
STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum
VERSED-STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum
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