Lip polish of my dreams by herbivore
Herbivore Botanical’s coco rose lip polish (scrub) is a new-to-me GEM. I have not had her very long, only about 2 months or so, but all of my hopes of this being like a mini version of their coco rose body scrub (but for your lips) have come true! Their body scrub is also oil based and super hydrating/leaves a “film” but way more comfortable feeling than the word FILM leftover. This lip scrub smells heavenly, obviously of rose (kinda vanilla-y), and has your typical super fine granules as the texture and coconut oil as the base. When you scoop it out of the jar, the granules do start to break up a bit, but this doesn’t affect application. I can spread it on my lips with ease and it begins to almost melt into the lips as you rub it around exfoliating. I do find this scrub super moisturizing and love how well it smooths out any dryness or flakes on my lips. Leaves my lips perfectly conditioned and soft! This scrub is meant for anyone with dry lips, with excess dead skin or flakes on their lips, or anyone that wants some extra smooth lips before lipstick! Of all the lip scrubs I have tried, this one has the finest granules in it and conditions so well that it is my favorite. It is super effective, and at 18USD for a price, I think it is well worth it. Also, just like the rest of Herbivore’s line, it is an all natural product. This little jar will last you a long time so I highly recommend it!HERBIVORE - Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Polish
HERBIVORE-Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Polish
My fav from kbeauty brand GLOWRECIPE
K-beauty brand: GLOW RECIPE is one of my favorites when it comes to Korean skincare. I find their packaging across their line to be extremely cute, user friendly, and typically of the lower price point per how much product you get. With that being said, their avocado melt sleeping face mask is my favorite product that they have come out with. I have been using this product in weekly, nightly, routines for over a year now. She is very heavily used and I am still on my first jar! So for the product only costing about 45USD for 2+oz of product, I would say that is well worth it and justified. Glow recipe claims that this mask is intended to hydrate, nourish, and very gently exfoliate the skin to leave it soft and supple. This is a great mask for any skin type that is looking for more nourishment and overnight protection from water loss. She features key ingredients: avocado (what makes this formula so creamy and luxurious), Manuka honey (antibacterial, great for acne prone skin), PHA (very gentle exfoliation), kaolin (gentle clay to keep pores unclogged), and of course she’s free of silicones, parabens, mineral oils, sulfates, alcohols, synthetic fragrance, etc. You are able to use this mask as both a wash-off treatment for about 10 minutes, or as a thick layer as a sleeping over night mask. I typically like to use this as the last step in my night routines to seal in all of the moisture. I apply a thick layer and gently rub/pat it in. This mask is an extremely creamy, slightly whipped, texture that just melts into the skin instantly. I love how well my skin drinks this up. It leaves your skin with such a beautiful radiant finish, I love it! I always wake up with super happy, bouncy, and nourished skin. I highly recommend this product!GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask
GLOW RECIPE-Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask
Oil control serum for my acne prone babes!
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum: the blemish and pore decongesting serum blend of my dreams. This is a pretty concentrated and potent serum meant to be the solutions for oiliness and pore congestion for all skin types. This is a high strength vitamin and mineral blemish formula with 10 percent pure niacinamdie and one percent zinc PCA to balance sebum production. She is a very lightweight water-texture serum that absorbs into the skin nicely. I am currently on my 5th bottle of this product and will probably repurchase until I am old and no longer have acne issues. I do find myself going through this product pretty quickly, but at 5.90USD for a 1oz bottle, I cant complain. I think this is a perfect serum for anyone struggling with acne, oiliness, PIH or other acne scarring, and congestion. I do find the zinc in this formula especially helpful for my cystic acne and helps to heal it quickly or keep it at bay altogether. I love how well the niacinamide tends to brighten any red PIH spots that I am struggling with. I typically use this AM and Pm, for best results, mixed into another hydrating serum because it does have a tendency to pill. If I mix it in with another product, it does play well with the rest of my routine and layers well under makeup. I do not have any problems with this being drying or irritating. This serum has no color or smell to it, also only includes clean ingredients. I highly recommend this product!The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Best sheetmask I’ve ever tried!
Master lab by TONYMOLY: Ceramide moisture care sheet mask is hands down my favorite sheet mask that I have ever used. The pack it comes in is always loaded with plenty of essence, the sheet is super soft and easy to apply, it actually fits and wears well on my small face, it has great ingredients, and is super effective.. the list goes on and on! I rave about this mask to my followers because I constantly use it. I typically buy them individually off of Amazon for about 4USD, so they are kinda pricey, but since there is nothing that compares to the effectiveness of them, the price is justified. When you take the soft cotton sheet out of the pack, it is super easy to unfold and apply. It immediately feels cooling and soothing on the skin, as it has a medium thick milky texture to the serum. I love that this formula does not include fragrance, harsh alcohols, nor silicones which is kinda hard for me to find with sheet masks. I do think this mask is perfect for any and all skin types that are struggling with hydration or just want an at home spa treat. I usually keep the mask on for about 25 minutes and when I go to peel it off, my skin is so bright, plump, hydrated, and soothed! I use these Am and Pm, after harsh chemical treatments, ANY time! They always help with my moisture levels and never break me out. I highly recommend this product!TONYMOLY - Master Lab Ceramide Mask Sheet
TONYMOLY-Master Lab Ceramide Mask Sheet
The most gentle black head treatment that I own!
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA exfoliating liquid is hands down one of the most effective and gentle products that I use to clear blackheads. This product is a thin watery consistency and dispenses out of its bottle like a toner would, which I like a lot. This is one of Paula’s Choice best selling products, as it is a very unique formula that is extremely gentle on the skin. This product can be used on all skin types to exfoliate dead skin cells while clearing pores for a more even, radiant tone. This product also claims to visibly reduce the lines and wrinkles to reveal remarkably smoother, younger looking skin. Most bloggers I follow that have tried this product also rave about it. I typically use it as a targeted treatment when I’m trying to remove sebaceous filaments with a specific method (oil cleanser, acid, clay mask, oil cleanse again, etc) because for that method I need a really gentle but effective BHA. This is the perfect BHA for that method because of how well it “dissolves” or breaks up the “glue”/gunk/oil in your pores without drying you out. This formula does feel very gentle and hydrating to me, zero tingling, and that is why I only use it for this method. I typically Iike a stronger AHA/BHA blend as my every night exfoliating treatment. I have only been testing this product for about 6-9 months and have gone through half of the bottle so far. This product does have pretty great ingredients with salicylic acid being the main one. It also has hydrating, soothing, and balancing ingredients but contains zero fragrance and drying alcohols. PC suggests that you apply this once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Use a cotton pad to swipe it all over the face, avoiding eye areas. Leave on, do not rinse off. I can really appreciate the price point of all PC products, this one being 29.50USD for 4oz. I feel the price is justified and the product would last a rather long time. I do recommend this product, but because I typically stick to something a little more potent, I took a star off the rating. PAULA'S CHOICE - SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT
PAULA'S CHOICE-SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT
My dry skin DRINKS this green tea toner up!
My go-to toner when my skin is extra dry or sensitized and angry, is Herbivore’s Jasmine green tea toner. This product has been apart of my routine ever since my first bad reaction to a chemical peel. I was left with extremely red sensitized skin that was super dry/dehydrated. I felt like every product I was trying to use would sting my skin, except for this gem. This toner is a very light, watery texture that has one of the finest misters on the packaging. It sprays out of the bottle so fine and the smell is instantly refreshing. I find this mist to be slightly cooling, but very calming and hydrating. I go from red angry skin to happy balanced skin immediately after use. This product is marketed as a “balancing” toner that is mostly comprised of jasmine water, but infused with green tea, willow bark, and witch hazel to balance out, clarify, and hydrate combo/oily/acne prone skin. This toner is meant to be a solution for oiliness, acne and blemishes, and dullness or uneven texture. The ginger root in the formula is great for calming redness and jasmine flower water is to be great for soothing and hydrating the skin. I would actually recommend this for any skin type, especially acne prone, but even my super dry/dehydrated skin drinks this product up. It really has amazing ingredients: green tea, ginger root, white willow bark, and aloe Vera to be the perfect prep for any acne prone skin. I have gone through about 3 bottles of this product, as I not only love to use it as a toner or first step in my routines, but also to refresh throughout the day. I find the natural scent to be so calming and refreshing that it really helps my mood at work or after a long day. This product retails for 39USD for the 4oz/120ml bottle, but there are also smaller sizes available. I think the price point is reasonable for how long this will last you. I highly recommend this product.HERBIVORE - Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner
HERBIVORE-Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner
primera essence (k beauty)
my new fav k beauty brand!! Primera!! i have tried a couple products from their line and loved them, but this essence has really stood out to me. i love using it in the AM because it instantly plumps and hydrates my skin. it has no fragrance or dyes. i love primera because it is a clean beauty brand! i feel comfortable using their products and they actually work. i also love the moisturizer, but this essence is really taking the #1 spot! primera - Miracle Seed Essence
primera-Miracle Seed Essence