I tried a viral Drunk Elephant dupe
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Apr. 10, 2020
spectaclesyou forgot to add that the ordinary is something like a fifth of the price of drunk elephant 🤣 really good info to know though thanks!
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Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines pt. 4
Hey ya’ll! In part 4 of Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines we’re reviewing @Raks and @juliachristine’s skincare routines. Starting with @Rakswho reached out to me via Cherie message because she started skincare about a year ago because of her upcoming wedding. She starts by cleansing with theThursday Plantation - Tea Tree Face Wash Foam which costs $8.99 for 5.1 fl oz. This cleanser is very basic. It has tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. My issue is with the eucalyptus oil, which is a very irritating essential oil right up there with lemon oil and peppermint oil. If this doesn’t irritate your skin then it’s a great cleanser, but I can’t recommend it to those with sensitive skin. Then she goes in with 4 serums. First is thepura d'or - 20% Vitamin C Serum which costs $14.99 for 4 fl oz. This is a really good serum. It has aloe vera juice, glycerin, jojoba oil, and argan oil which are hydrating ingredients, and then it has hylaronic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C. I love it! Then she uses#The Ordinary - Nicinamide Serum[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $5.90 for 1 fl oz. We’ve talked a lot about this serum, it’s very good. Next is the#Tree Of Life - Hylaronic acid serum[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $10.95 for 1 fl oz. I don’t like this serum. It started off good with hylaronic acid, aloe vera juice, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, but it contains way too many Essential oils and irritating extracts. And her final serum is theSkinMedica - LYTERA 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum which costs $130.90 for 2 fl oz, which is very expensive. This is not worth the price. It has nicinamide and glycerin, and then some not very researched acids. I don’t recommend continuing use of this serum. Then to moisturize she goes in with theOLAY - Regenerist Regenerating Day Cream which costs $29.99 for 1.7 fl oz. I don’t like this moisturizer. Let’s start with some positives. It has nicinamide, glycerin, and Vitamin B3. Now it has a lot of bad ingredients also. It has Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is a harsh cleansing agent, as well as fragrance being the 6th ingredient. The she uses a Neutrogena sunscreen, and occasionally usesThe Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which costs $7.20 for 1 fl oz. This is a great exfoliant. I think @Raks is using too many serums. I would stick to only the Pura D’or and The Ordinary serum, and ditch the other two. Keep the cleanser, and maybe try a different moisturizer. You asked for mineral sunscreen reccomendations for dark skin tones that don’t have a white cast, so I got you girl! I have light skin, but I did some research and I’d recommend the#First Aid Beauty - Weightless Mineral SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $34 for 1.5 fl oz, and the #Biossance - Squalane Zinc Sheer SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $30 for 1.7 fl oz. Both of these have minimal white cast, and Skincare by Hyram recommends them. Next is @juliachristine’s night routine. She starts off by cleansing with the #Vanicream - Unscented Gentle Cleanser[products]#[ThreeStars] witch costs $8.99 for 8 fl oz. This a nice basic cleanser with glycerin. Next she uses the#OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $84 for .7 fl oz. This cream has tretinoin which is a Vitamin A derivative which can treat acne, as well as retinol which also Vitamin A. I don’t think it’s worth the price, but it’s okay. Next she uses the #The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%[products]#[FourStars] which costs $7.99 for 1 fl oz. Along with azelaic acid, it has dimethicone which is a great moisturizer for dry skin. Next she uses theCeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin which costs $17.99 for 15 fl oz. Y’all know I love this product! Finally she finishes off with theVERSED - ZERO-G Smoothing Eye Cream witch costs $17.99 for .5 fl oz. Eye cream is definitely not necessary but this one is great! It has glycerin, algae extract, and olive oil which are hydrating, along with shea butter and a blend of peptides which can help firm the skin and increase collagen production which can help reduce fine lines around the eyes. Overall @juliachristine your routine looks great! That’s it for this post please cheer for this post if you liked it, comment your opinions on these products, and follow me for similar content. Upcoming posts include a 1 month Curology review and unnecessary skincare steps you don’t need. -Mae
Suggestions help?? 🥲
I’m still having trouble with my acne, at first it was clearing up then all of sudden it keeps getting worse, any recommendations will help ! 😣 Cetaphil - Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser epielle - Black Charcoal Peel-Off Mask The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Sometimes I would use .. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% but if I don’t I would skip it and use .. The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
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Babyfacial Not Your Fave? Try This New Peel!
Whether it be because of the brand, the potency, or the texture, some folks just don’t love Drunk Elephant Babyfacial. But some substitutes leave a lot to be desired- either they’re irritating, or too simple, or the texture makes everything a mess. Insert PAULA'S CHOICE - 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel : a fantastically well-formulated substitute for the cult fave facial. I’m a huge DE fan, but I have to admit, I reach far more for PC’s shimmery purple goo! • Compare/Contrast: Like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask , the Paula’s Choice peel contains a 25% AHA cocktail alongside 2% BHA, both formulated at a low pH (PC: 3.5-3.9, Babyfacial: 3.5-3.6) so that the acids can function optimally. PC incorporates 8.4% glycolic acid, 7.1% lactic acid, 5% mandelic acid, 2.5% malic acid, 2% tartaric acid, 2% salicylic acid, a variety of humectants and emollients, plus antioxidants and skin-soothing ingredients like licorice root extract, bisabolol, and allantoin. DE doesn’t specify the quantities of acids in it, but considering the position of the acids in the INCI list, glycolic acid is the most present, with lactic acid and citric acid below the 2% salicylic acid. They also include humectants, emollients (like marula oil), antioxidants, as well as soothing aloe, prickly pear extract, green tea leaf extract, allantoin, and licorice root extract. I didn’t find any literature that supported the exfoliating claims of the included pumpkin enzyme so 🤷🏽♀️ But still, both tout great ingredient lists! • Thoughts: Both products deliver on promises of a deep exfoliating treatment that leaves skin soft and smooth, as well as visibly evened skin tone and a more luminous complexion. But I find Babyfacial is too abrasive to use more than 1-2 times per month for me... the high glycolic acid content makes it incredibly potent -think med spa peels- but something more suitable to skin that tolerates strong exfoliants, and mature skin that benefits from stimulated fibroblasts for collagen production. Paula’s Choice’s Peel is a more solid try for sensitive skin and exfoliant newbies- the cocktail of multiple acids make for a more gentle peel, especially since citric acid (which PC forgoes but DE includes) can be a bit sensitizing. I didn’t experience any tingling whatsoever with this shimmery purple mask and used it twice in one month without issue, making me think it’d be a good weekly peel for most folks! Is it a Dupe? I don’t believe in dupes unless the formulas are identical. PC’s new peel is a great substitute for Babyfacial or the Ordinary’s Vampire Peel, being far more gentle and an overall better experience, in my opinion.
The best Combo
Happy #babyfacial Sunday friends! 💗 “Enjoy #selfcaresunday with Babyfacial, exfoliate those dead surface skin cells to turnover and have smooth, and brighten skin to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone, and more of youthful appearance! After don’t forget to apply Virgin Marula facial oil! Have great week! . Babyfacial has been one best Face mask by far my favorite mask! Makes my skin soft and smooth helps with texture, fine lines and pores are less noticeable! I haven’t had no breakouts since using Babyfacial . Babyfacial everything you need to take a #acleanbreak🐘 with you will never find what they call the Suspicious 6 (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, SLS) in their line. “Babyfacial is definitely a lightweight Mask!” @drunkelephant Retails $80 definitely worth buying using once week on Sunday it last more then 5 months! ✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘✨🐘 Babyfacial helps with - Dark spots, Fine lines, and Wrinkles and Pores! 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐲-𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞
Is this really a dupe?
DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask Product claims: A pro-quality AHA/BHA facial that resurfaces skin to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and tone, and a more youthful appearance. Ingredients: 25% AHA blend (glycolic, tartaric, lactic) + 2% BHA (saliclyc acid). Skin type: normal, dry, combination and oily. Scent: no fragance. Formulation: lightweight mask. Directions: 20 minutes. Price: $80 Thoughts: light tingling sensation, very tolerable. My skin feels soft the next day. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Product claims: An exfoliating solution to help fight visible blemishes and improve the look of skin texture and radiance. Ingredients: 30% AHA blend (glycolic, tartaric, lactic) + 2% BHA (salicylic acid). Skin type: normal, combination and oily. Scent: no scent. Formulation: liquid. Directions: 10 minutes. Price: $7.20 Thoughts: the first time I used it the tingling sensation was intense so I put myself in front of a fan 🥵. My skin looked smooth and luminous for the next two days. This combination of ingredients offers a deep exfoliation that helps clear blemishes, improve luminosity and get rid of dead skin cells to reveal healthy and luminous skin. I generally use this type of exfoliants every 2 weeks, I love the results I get with them, with continued use it helps to control acne breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles and improve the look of skin texture. Concentration levels vary a little, The Ordinary has a higher concentration (higher concentration, more susceptibility to irritation), both have anti-inflammatory ingredients but Drunk Elephant (DE) has a powerful mix of them that doesn’t compare with The Ordinary. DE is much better for dry skin due to its anti-inflammatory ingredients. Both have the same long-term results, so it will depend on how much you want to spend 🤑.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary VS Drunk Elephant
🩸So in this post I’m going to compare The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution with Drunk Elephant’s TLC Sukari Babyfacial. I’m a little bit addicted to chemical exfoliant and I love a nice intense weekly peel so here goes. 🩸Drunk Elephant Babyfacial 🩸Price: $80 🩸Active Ingredients: 25% AHA blend (glycolic, tartaric, lactic and citric), 2% BHA (salicylic), chickpea flour (brightening and balancing), and pumpkin ferment extract (enzymatic exfoliator) 🩸Call Outs: Free of: Parabens, Sulfates, Pthalates, Alcohol, Silicone, Fragrance, Essential Oils, Mineral Oil, and Formaldehydes Clean at Sephora Vegan Cruelty Free 🩸Experience: The texture of this is a lightweight creamy consistency. The directions say to apply a thin layer on clean, dry skin and leave on for 20 minutes then rinse thoroughly. I don’t feel very much of a tingling sensation with this product but my skin is pretty used to acids. I like to follow this with a richer oil and moisturizer. I don’t honestly notice a huge difference in my skin after using this unfortunately especially for the price tag. I have really good luck with a lot of Drunk Elephant products but this one just did not do it for me. 🩸The Ordinary 30% AHA + 2% BHA Peeling Solution 🩸Price: $7.20 🩸Active Ingredients: 30% AHA blend (glycolic, lactic, tartaric, and citric ), 2% BHA (salicylic) hyaluronic acid cross polymer (hydrating and plumping), vitamin B5 (healing), black carrot (antioxidant rich) and Tasmanian Pepperberry Extract (soothing) 🩸Call Outs: Free Of: Alcohol, Oil, Silicone, Nuts, Gluten, Parabens, Pthalates, Formaldehydes, andMineral Oil Vegan Cruelty Free 🩸Experience: This has the texture of a slightly viscous serum. The color of it is a scary looking deep red that legitimately looks like you smeared blood all over your face. The directions say to apply a thin layer to clean dry skin and leave on 8-10 minutes but no longer than 10. This is not a suggestion. I repeat: do not leave this serum on your face for longer than 10 minutes. It tingles intensely...it feels like a million tiny pins lightly poking you and if you have any open wounds or acne you’ve picked at you will definitely feel a little bit of burning. I like to follow this with a heavy oil and moisturizer as well. I have to say this is my favorite product The Ordinary makes and also my favorite peel of all time. It leaves my skin looking so bright and smooth even my nose which never looks bright or smooth looks like literal glass after using this stuff. This stuff is amazing especially for the price. Absolutely recommend if you’re in the market for a peel.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Current Rotating Serums/Masks
🤍SO I’m in a limbo of buying/trying new products I’ve researched for my skin type & finishing up what I have. Here are my thoughts so far: DISCLOSURE: My main misstep is I’m not completely sure what to pair products with. I have a decent idea but I’m no professional. At night, if my skin can handle a harsh mask, I do that alone. If it’s feeling more sensitive - I do a calming mask and a less intrusive serum. This is after cleansing, toner and mist. I got the black clay collagen mask free with a purchase from Collagen For Her. The mask does have a stinging sensation when applying but then it’s unnoticeable. This isn’t too harsh or too tame it’s “juuuust right.” I love a good mask followed by a serum. It isn’t reputable on any skin site but it was free so I’m going to finish it up 🤷🏼♀️ The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane I love this product (and brand), cheap & leaves my skin so soft. I’m just starting to use this regularly so tbd on results! So far, so good. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I’ve only used this 3-4x but now I’m in the sun too often so I’m afraid to use it due to the sunburn warning. I did begin to see results - purged a bit but otherwise my skin reacted well overall. This will probably go on my shelf until fall. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 heard great things about this and it’s hydration powers. I don’t think I’ve mastered when I should use this in my routine. It does pill a little if you don’t let it dry completely. But that is probably my inexperience at fault. HERBIVORE - Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask OK I know people love this mask & it might just be me but - I HATE the smell. My bf says he loves it but I feel like it is assaulting my nostrils. I probably won’t buy again for the price tag and I don’t notice results. But at the same time - my skin takes the mask well and I don’t have any side effects. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Masknot sure how I feel about this one. It’s loved by many but it doesn’t seem to do much for me. I’ve used it on top of my moisturizer and Rose hip oil so I’m just not convinced it penetrates into my skin. I’ve only used it 2x so I’m holding out hope. ORIGINS - Retexturizing Mask with Rose ClayI’ve only used this 2x but I’m loving it so far. I like thicker masks followed by a serum and this fits the bill. It has exfoliating granules which I love - I tend to get dry patches, sebum & blackheads. So far this has been that happy medium between harsher masks and lighter recovery treatments. Best mask I’ve tried in quite some time. As always - any advice is appreciated! 🤍
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Serum has been a favorite product of mine for years. This is a 12% AHA/BHA serum that refines and resurfaces the skin overnight. Over time, with consistent use, I can definitely see a difference in the appearance of my pores. Since this serum is a chemical exfoliator that isn’t too harsh on the skin, I would recommend this serum for every skin type. Whenever I find that I have some stubborn clogged pores, I use this and they diminish overnight. I always have this product on hand, especially for nights before special occasions and when I want my skin to look it’s best. I love that I can use it consistently without experiencing dryness or irritation, it truly is a miracle product to me. This product can be pricey, so I’m always sure to purchase it during a sale. However, one bottle lasts me over 6 months, so I definitely think it’s worth the price.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
The best face mask I’ve ever purchased. The drunk elephant baby facial gives me the best results from a skincare line. It has aha and bha which are chemical exfoliants. The result is in the name, you are left with baby soft skin after a brief 20 minute session. I use different masks nightly however this one I work in to my routine once a week. It has a slight tingling feeling upon application that usually resides after a few moments. Once you wash off with warm water you will feel a different in the texture of your skin and a brighter glow. The best part is drunk elephant includes a small bit of their Marula oil to follow up the mask with so your face is smooth healthy and hydrated!
DRUNK ELEPHANT-T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask
So of the ones you use here weekly or even more sparing if have sensitive skin like me areThe Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling SolutionDRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask... even though drunk elephant baby facial lower percent I feel ordinary is gentler .... if you want that glow you want use an acid... I admit I was scared at first with sensitive skin... I don’t use it as often or let it sit on that long
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