Derm-Approved Ingredients and Products For Treating Acne Scars✅✅
Acne scars are often a very distressing condition for many because it changes the appearance of a person’s face and, in severe cases, often affects the self-esteem of those afflicted. Bad news is that there's no secret ingredient or miracle gadget that makes scars totally disappear. But hope is not lost, what most of us refer to as “scars,” according to Julia Tzu, founder and medical director of Wall Street Dermatology, are actually marks caused by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (brown spots) or post-inflammatory erythema (red spots) that will fade over several months or years. Also fortunately, there are ingredients contained in cleansers, serums, and treatmentsthat can speed up the process, reducing the appearance of scars and brighten your complexion over time. 1. Salicylic acid Salicylic acid is one of the gold-standard ingredients for clearing up a breakout, but don't dismiss this exfoliant once the pimples are gone — especially if they've left a mark.
Product recommendation: Neutrogena - Rapid Clear 2-in-1 TonerSalicylic acid helps to eliminate dead skin cells and can help to improve hyperpigmentation and promote new skin cells, improving both tone and texture associated with scars," says board-certified dermatologist Marisa Garshick. It does its double duty in Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight & Fade Toner, which promises to both speed up the demise of active breakouts and lessen the look of the marks they may leave behind. You can find this acid inside sugarcanes, unripe grapes, pineapples and various melons, so no wonder glycolic acid is great for acne, it’s from the Earth after all.
Product recommendation: SKINCEUTICALS - Purifying Cleanser With Glycolic AcidTry the SkinCeuticals Purifying Cleanser, not only does it minimize acne marks, but it helps with anti-aging. This cleanser contains glycolic acid, which is able to remove dead skin cells, stimulate collagen and is a wonderful exfoliator. Retinoids are perfect for anything regarding wrinkles, acne, and even discolored skin. Some people may feel that this skin-care product is too strong, but doctors actually swear by retinoids because they can be used by everyone, even people with sensitive skin. It is perfect for getting rid of dark spots around affected areas.
Product recommendation: VERSO - Dark Spot FixIf you’re in the market to add a retinol to your beauty routine, the Verso: Dark Spot Fix is a perfect place to start thanks to its concentration of Retinol 8, which is stabilized vitamin A complex that will stimulate collagen growth and make your skin look fresh and new. Azelaic acid, which Farber says works by inhibiting the formation of an enzyme called tyrosinase, in turn stops the mechanism that produces skin-darkening melanin. It works to treat rosacea by decreasing the swelling and redness of the skin. It works to treat acne by killing the bacteria that infect pores and by decreasing production of keratin.
Product recommendation: The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%Dermatologist Natalie Moulton-Levy recommends this affordable and effective azelaic acid treatment from the Ordinary. Vitamin C treats acne scars by increasing the synthesis of collagen, a protein responsible for your skin's structure and vital for rebuilding healthy skin. Applying a higher percentage of vitamin C can fade dark spots faster, it also makes you more likely to experience irritation.
Product recommendation: TruSkin - Vitamin C SerumThis plant-based serum from TruSkin has a potent 20% concentration of vitamin C, but is full of soothing, natural ingredients that make this formula good for those with sensitive skin. References： https://www.wallstreetdermatology.com/about/ http://www.integrativedermnyc.com/ https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/retinol-products-different-skin-types
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Oct. 22, 2020
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Before and Afters still in progress....
I truly don’t like doing before and afters especially when it looks like there’s barely any progress but I promise you my skin FEELS so much better than it looks and I’ve seen some amazing progress! I’ve tagged the products I feel have helped the most recently. It takes patience but little progress is still PROGRESS 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
The Old and the New... Serum edition
The Old and the New... Serums for hyperpigmentation/texture edition The Old: The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% This serum had more of a creamy moisturizer consistency, with a bit of a silicon-like feel. I know the texture is a turn off for some, but I actually liked it. Azelaic Acid brightens the skin tone while visibly improving skin texture and reducing the look of blemishes. It is a multi-functional support ingredient that also acts as an effective antioxidant. The new: GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum The main ingredient of this serum is tranexamic acid. It is also formulated with 4% niacinamide. This serum claims to improves the appearance of age spots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. I’ve only used it twice, so not enough to give a review but I can say the packaging is not awesome. It is in a dropper bottle, except the dropper doesn’t work.
CLEAR SKIN ME PLEASEE🥺
Gleamin' - Vitamin C Clay Mask Neutrogena - Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Toner Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash NOXZEMA - Classic Clean Moisturizing Cleansing CreamNOXZEMA - Classic Clean Moisturizing Cleansing Cream Using the gleamin clay mask instructions , cleanse face before applying and then apply mask on for 10 minutes 1st Step- I wash my face with the Oil free acne wash 2nd Step - I wash my face with the noxzema 3rd Step - I apply mask for 10 minutes, wipe it off 4th Step - Apply the 2 -in -1 Toner I haven’t seen no results to this rountine being using it for like 2 weeks now 😭 BUT I can tell y’all that the clay mask is very healthy it clean your pores REALLY GOOD ! ASKING FOR HELP
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The Best Advice For Choosing Skincare Products
Hey Beauty’s 🙋🏽♀️ So I’ve recommended a lot of products and thought I’d share some advice on how how I select skincare products these days. ☺️ Thanks to @babesandbeauty on Instagram for the advice. ￼Products that you consistently use I noticed that I consistently use TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum which has Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E as my day Serum. I also have The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for my night routine. I’ve started using Truskin’s Super Serum at night and now alternate between using a natural Retinol or Vitamin A Moisturiser and the Truskin Super Serum which has Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, and Retinol. I now can’t live without my FORMULA 10.0.6 - Rise of the Foam Blemish Busting Cleanser I use this because of the salicylic acid and hemp oil as part of my double cleansing routine. I’m currently trialing products for my first cleanse. 😄 I noticed the ingredients are ideal for my issues which are rough texture, larger than average pores, dullness and my wrinkles and fine lines. For reducing the appearance of my fine lines and wrinkles I ❤️ hyaluronic acid!!!! ￼Products that are ideal for your skin type I’m a little lucky in the fact that I have combination skin and can use a range of products for my issues. Treating the wrong skin type can lead to irritated skin, breakouts and premature aging. Choosing the correct skin care routine for your skin type is essential for making your skin appear youthful and healthy. ￼Products that do not cause irritation to your skin barrier Our skin is the largest barrier against infection that we have. Keeping our skin healthy and moist helps keep this barrier strong. Using the proper skin care products for your skin type can help preserve this important protective layer. ☺️ ￼Products that fit your budget and life The Ordinary creators have totally changed how we think about and buy skin care. Its allowed us to understand ingredients and offered them in ridiculously cheap formulas. It’s championed transparency in an industry that wants you to think expensive products are better. Nothing costs more than $20. In fact, the majority of it ranges at less than $10. This is largely in part thanks to The Ordinary's dedication to transparency, resulting in prices that aren't significantly marked up. Although if you can afford to spend $150 I’d recommend purchasing a Serum rather than a cleanser or moisturiser. Drop me a line about what you consider when you purchase skincare products. Is it the beautiful packaging, ingredient list or that you just saw a review and want to try it. ☺️ Have a wonderful day or evening Jade 🥂
Help: When Would You Apply This Super Serum?
Hey Beauty’s 🙋🏽♀️ I’ve finally emptied my TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum and was thinking about adding Truskin Vitamin C Plus Super Serum to my day routine but it has retinol as an ingredient. l’ve read posts and recommendations from beauty’s and dermatologists that Vitamin C is for the day 🌞 and Retinol is to be applied at night 🌙 I’ve applied this principle to my routine since I started taking my skincare seriously so I’m looking for your recommendations. A little about the Serum. Truskin Super Serum has: 20% Vitamin C 5% Hyaluronic Acid 3.5% Niacinamide and 2.5% Retinol The Company say, this potent and richly concentrated age-defying serum is surprisingly gentle and incorporates easily into your skin care routine. Apply a few drops just 2-3 times a week under moisturiser or add it into your daily routine. Not really helpful if you have two routines 🙃 I have ✌🏽 My concern is retinol is effective at 0.01% or greater. Skinceuticals and Drunk Elephant products contain 1% which are known to be highly concentrated. While retinol is extremely effective, it does have its drawbacks, namely that it can cause irritation. Because serums contain higher concentrations of retinol, there can be a greater chance for redness, peeling, and dryness especially if they're paired with other powerful ingredients, like vitamin C. 🧐 I mentioned in a previous post that Skin Regime say, there’s a lot of uncertainty around the use of retinol and Vitamin C together. The uncertainty is around the ph levels. For your skin to absorb vitamin C 🍊 requires a low pH (0 to about 3.5) for skin absorption, retinol requires a higher pH level (around 5.5 to 6). When you mix vitamin C and retinol, the pH of vitamin C increases and the pH of retinol decreases—hence why it’s believed that the two ingredients render each other ineffective. Contrary to belief, retinol and vitamin C work fabulously together, especially when you apply them in the right succession. Studies have shown the retinol-vitamin C combination to be highly effective in reversing both natural aging and photoaging. Vitamin C 🍊 is also known to stabilise retinol, which can increase its effectiveness. When applied correctly, these ingredients form a barrier that protects the skin from the harmful environmental factors that cause skin damage and rapid aging. When used properly, retinol and vitamin C make the perfect skincare pair. So Beauty’s can you help a lady out please as all the information I’ve found is great but it doesn’t really tell me whether it’s a day or night serum. When would you apply this serum? Hoping to get some great advice from you all🤞🏽Until then I’ll put it away again and crack open my other bottle of TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum Have a wonderful day! Jade
PM SKINCARE ROUTINE✨
Hi everyone! heres my new nighttime skincare routine!! I’m the type of person to constantly change my routine especially when i get new products that i’m excited to try. but here’s the routine i’m sticking with now and i’m hoping that it’ll calm down my hormonal and cystic acne!! THE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash I remember using this product a lot when i first started getting into skincare. I recently started using it now because it really cleared my skin and got off all of the excess oils from my face. Tea tree oil helps reduce the appearance and severity of acne. It is also used to soothe any skin inflammation. But beware because some people’s skin can be allergic to tea tree since it’s an essential oil. The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA okay i really like this product. I haven’t been using this for long but every time I use it i can tell that my skin is getting brighter and some of my dark spots are leaving. Mandelic acid is one of the most gentle AHA’s which is very great for people with sensitive skin. Mandelic acid also helps regulate sebum production, unclog pores, and reduce inflammation which can lessen acne breakouts too. This product also contains HA which is also amazing to have in this serum. It may be a lil greasy but a little goes a long way and it’s very worth it. NEOSTRATA - Ultra Moisturizing Face Cream This is the moisturizer i’ve been using for a couple days so far and i can say that it’s pretty good! again a lil goes a long way for this product and it also contains 10% PHA which is a very light exfoliator. It is great for sensitive skin and very light. It is a bit greasy so if you have oily skin than i recommend that you don’t use this or use very little of it. Pls comment if you have any recommendations or questions!! I really appreciate it✨✨👍🏻
The Ordinary-Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
Love from yours + the ordinary glycolic acid💖
I start using this product a week ago and I feel and see the difference. I’m always searching for a good product my face is combination skin and so easy to break out, even sometimes water change or climate change can make my face breakout and it so upsetting me because I love travelling. So I use several innisfree products before and I only can use Bija series, but I cannot use the toner, i use bija toner in the night and next morning the red spots come and I feel the acne come out. I always looking for good toner, serum, and cream. I bought The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% but unlucky me, I can’t using the Niacinamide. The product make my face break out on the 3rd day of using this product So I see an ads in Instagram about this product, you have to take an assessment about you and your skin first. They have a whatsapp chat so you can consult about your problem with theirs first before you buy the product love from yours. - Day & Night Skincare Set So I bought this set with doubt ‘can this product suit me?’ 1st day: there is no significant difference but I feel my skin texture is better 2nd day: there is no irritation or acne problem And I using it for a week and I pleased with the result💖 I hope this review can help anyone with the same concern with me💖💖
love from yours.-Day & Night Skincare Set
hi , my name is lillyanna and i’ve been struggling with acne/dark spots for a while . i think i have normal to dry skin but i would like some help if anyone sees this , please help a girl out . i will list my skin care routine ⬇️ PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength i use this in the morning+night, it got rid of most of my pimples but i now have dark spots :( The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% after the wash i put this on , i’ve been using it for 2 weeks now , i’ve noticed my pores gotten smaller ZAPZYT - Acne Treatment Gel i use this sometimes because it can be drying with my foaming wash .. OLAY - Complete All Day UV Moisturizer SPF 15 Sensitive Skin and i finish off with this moisturizer i’ve been doing this AM and PM and i try my best i just really don’t wanna break out like like other times The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution i always see good results from this mask🥺 please comment some products or things to change i try my best
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Are Hyped & Popular Skincare Products Really That Good?
Often, I get curious about whether all those hyped and popular skincare products on the market truly live up to their reputation. Today, I will be sharing a few thoughts on two products that I have been hearing a lot about these days, including the Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask and The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10%+ HA. Skin type + concerns: Before I dive in, I’ll share my skin type and concerns. I have extremely oily skin with inner dryness. Because of this, I have enlarged pores and rough skin textures. Furthermore, I have acne-prone skin as well as uneven skin tone. On top of all those problems, I have sensitive skin. So, I am very picky about skincare products. Swisse - Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask This is a clay mask, ideally for normal to oily skin, and the rave about this product is that it claims to be very effective in drawing out impurities and toxins, refining the appearance of pores, and improving skin texture for a glowing complexion. Key ingredients: What made this clay mask special is the ingredients that it includes such as Manuka honey, charcoal and Australian white kaolin clay. Manuka honey can improve the skin by getting rid of dead cell debris and has anti-inflammatory effect, which is perfect for acne-prone and sensitive skin. Charcoal and white kaolin clay work wonders by helping to promote a deep skin cleanse, remove dead skin cells, minimise the appearance of pores, absorb excess oil and draw out impurities. Texture: It is in a dark grey, relatively thin paste that can be spread across the face easily. After a few minutes of application, it dries into a crust that can be easily washed off with just lukewarm water. Scent: I was surprised by the strong chemical scent and really disliked it even after multiple uses. Price: $20 / 70g Very affordable Effect: This is so far the most moisturising clay mask that I have tried. My skin feels soft and smooth after application, but didn’t give me a refreshing, cleansed sensation like the other clay masks that I have tried. I only use this product once a week for a deep cleanse to avoid drying out my skin. I would apply it to clean and dry skin, wait for 10 minutes or until it feels firm and dry, then rinse off with warm water. Lastly, follow up with a moisturizer. Final verdict: I was not impressed with this product compared to its hype. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the product and think that it does a good job. However, it didn’t stand out from the other clay masks that I have tried and I hated the scent. I would still recommend this product to my friends with dry to normal skin because it is very moisturising for a clay mask. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA Another highly raved about skincare product is this chemical exfoliate from The Ordinary. It claims to be good for hyperpigmentation, oily and congested skin, and fine lines. Key ingredients: 1) Lactic Acid, which is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) that exfoliates the skin. 2) Tasman pepperberry, which reduces visible signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation. Texture: Watery texture that gets absorbed into the skin very quickly. Leaves a slightly sticky finish. Scent: Not too overpowering or unpleasantly artificial. Price: $6.8 / 30ml very affordable Effect: I felt that I have less breakouts since they form from congested pores. My skin looks a lot brighter and feels smoother the next day after using. I only apply this product at night and when my skin troubles are serious because chemical exfoliate can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Final verdict: I love it! It is very effective and affordable. I will definitely recommend it to people who share the same skin type and concerns as me. It truly lives up to the hype.
The Ordinary-Lactic Acid 10% + HA
I love love love love the pixi beauty collection soo freaking much!! I can’t live without this glow tonic. Makes my skin feel so glowy after each morning and night use. Helps with blemishes and acne. Cleared up my acne scars real quickly works well then any other toner. Smells good too. That’s a plus point for me. I would recommend this to anyone!
Favorite acne-fighting products
Hi everyone! Today I just wanted to share mini reviews of some of my favorite acne-fighting products. Paulas Choice 2% BHA: this is an easy-to-use powerhouse product. It’ll help with blackheads and even those pesky under-the-skin cysts! Great product to effortlessly combat acne. Neutrogena On-the-Spot 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide: too drying/irritating for me if I leave it on overnight, but I do contact therapy with this about 2-3x a week. Helps a lot with general acne inflammation. Differin Adapalene Gel: I’m on week 10 of Differin! Thought the purge was ending when a new batch of acne popped up this week. Have heard great things about this for acne, so I’m going to update y’all once I reach the 12-week mark (when most people really start to notice a change). DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel The Ordinary Niacinamide and Zinc: one of my favorite products EVER! On my eighth bottle now. The niacianmide helps me deal with post-acne hyperpigmentation and the zinc helps balance sebum production, consequently reducing my acne. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
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