new to the skincare game, but here to stay. I feel like I’ve finally found something that I’m good at and enjoy doing❤️
Vitamin C Faves 🍊🍒
Josie Maran Argan bright vitamin c serum is my go to serum for application in the morning. I’ve been using this for over a month and have seen a significant improvement with the dullness of my skin . This serum is super light, absorbs quickly , and you only need 3/4 drops for your entire face. I apply this after my toner and before my day moisturizer. Repurchased full size currently waiting patiently for it to be delivered . This has been my quarantine staple🌞🌞worth every penny. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cheer up Brightening vitamin C Eye cream I’ve also been using this product for a little over a month and a half and I have to say I’m not impressed. Upon initial application it leaves my under eye area tacky and shiny and it takes a while for it to feel like it’s absorbed . Although, i have to say it did have a slight brightening affect, I’m sure there are better eye creams that will do the same and then some for less $$ .I try to use it 5 out of 7 days of the week because I found if I use it every day , by the end of the day my eye area feels fairly dry . I will be finishing this jar and looking for another option. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sunday Reilly C.E.O. Glow facial oil another great hit from Sunday Reilly. I hate that she ever faked reviews because people like me can not rave enough about some of her products. Some days when my face Is feeling a little dry ,but I still need my daily dose of vitamin C, I put 3 to 4 drops on my face pat it in and then use my jade roller to get it evenly applied, It leaves my face feeling nourished and Looking glowy Without leaving me feeling oily or just sitting on top of my face. I also find that between this and the argan serum my dark spots and acne scars are fading away . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
JOSIE MARAN-Argan Bright Skin Vitamin C Serum
Belief Aqua bomb 💦💣
belif - Aqua bomb love this as a daytime moisturizer, a true gel cream it leaves my face hydrated without feeling tacky or oily . belif - Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser only giving the cleanser 4 stars because I wish it did a little more for me but it definitely makes my face feel clean without feeling stripped or leaving me oily . It does a fine job of cleansing the oils/products I’ve had on from the day/night . I’m don’t wear face makeup often so I’m not sure how well it would cleanse that but it definitely feels better than the neutrogena hydroboost cleansing gel I was previously using . So I will definitely be purchasing the full sizes of these #hydratedskin
belif-Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser
Herbivore Balance and clarify minis set
Slowly introducing each product one at a time. So far I have tried the lapis oil which I can totally see myself purchasing the full size, and making this a staple in my routine. I’ve also tried the jasmine toner but am having a hard time getting past the smell, and haven’t seen any significant difference from the toner I’m alreAdy using which is bliss what a melon toner . Unfortunately the blue tansy mask is expired and Sephora won’t replace it unless I sent the whole kit back so first I’m going to make sure everything else is ok for my skin. I’m hopeful with prism , will update when I introduce it to my regime. Thanks for welcoming me to such a beautiful community ❤️
HERBIVORE-Blue Tansy Fruit Enzyme Resurfacing Clarity Mask
Roller Baby gloss
So this is definitely a glassy look gloss , the formulation feels wet without being sticky/oily, my only complaint is that it needs to be reapplied often as sometimes it absorbs/dissolved into lips but at least it doesn’t leave a dry feeling when it happens .all in all though this is far from the rollerball gloss you used as a little girl. I received this as a sample from Sephora and I can only imagine how long the full-size would last as I’ve had the sample over a week and have barely put a dent in it . Overall amazing glossy rollerball gloss.
.INC.-Roller Baby Lip Gloss
A Sunday shelfie (more like Sunday sink shot since it’s all i got) of my current products in rotation🙌🏼 Some newbies: The good science beauty 003 hydrating cream was recently added in after I stopped using it in fear it was the culprit in breaking me out. And I was wrong, this moisturizer is amazing! It uses their good silicon technology to release hyaluronic acid to moisturize from within, as well as marine omega-3. I’m pleasantly surprised how much I’ve loved incorporating the Bare minerals skin longevity products into my routine. The vital infusion serum is packed with their long life herb to improve skins resilience, California poppy for antioxidants, and lempuyang ginger to brighten and even skin tone. I haven’t used it long enough to see results but I will update when I do! *I’ve also added their SPF moisturizer in at the end of my routine. At first I was using it alone after moisturizer (my dry skin needed more than what it gives) and I didn’t like the white cast or the pilling it caused. Now I’ve been mixing it with my GSB 003 moisturizer together as the last step and I’m loving it! It’s SPF 30 and also includes their patented long life herb, green coffee bean extract to awaken the skin, and peony extract to hydrate and brighten. The Youth to the people adaptogen cream has been amazing. The texture is everything, and it’s super hydrating. It has ashwagandha filled with antioxidants, iron and amino acids to heal and treat stress, anxiety, and exhaustion. Reishi to help establish homeostasis. Rhodiola to strengthen the skin, fight fatigue, and help to resist stress. Lastly pentapeptide helps calm the stress reaction to sensitive and irritated skin. It’s also moisturizing AF. The Drunk elephant a-passioni retinol cream I have been using way too inconsistently to see results yet but plan on using it more regularly moving forward so I can give a full review. I’m definitely liking it so far though!❤️ All of the rest have been staples in my routine for a while now and I’ve already talked about why I love them!
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
The Pore cleanser moisturizer (first picture) as you can see is a light creamy gel texture. After applying on my skin it provides a light gel like feel and it’s not heavy at all. Perfect for all skin types as well. This formula contains sebum control Herb Complex which helps slow down the production of oils on your skin. It’s also formulated with one of my favourite antioxidant ingredients dandelion root extract(I actually drink dandelion root tea nightly) The best thing about this moisturizer is that it absorbs fast and doesn’t produce a shine on your skin. Next we have the Pore Bubble Foam Cleanser (my fav out of this whole line).You apply it on a dry face and Wait about 1 minute for the bubbles and foam too start (such a nice *tingly* feeling on the skin). After the minute is complete I then rub in circular motions for extra exfoliation and then rinse. My skin feels soft, hydrated and best of all it feels clean without that tight dry feeling. Last but not least is the Pore Foam Cleanser. This product balances skins PH while providing a deep clean in the form of foam. Very soft cloud like texture and washes impurities without stripping the skins moisturize. Also formulated with dandelion root, raspberry, rose, lime, tea tree. Smells like heaven!! If your a fan of natural skincare products and love fruits and herbs this is a product line for you!
belif-Belif Pore Cleaner Bubble Foam
The herbivore Moon Fruit night treatment cream is just weird! I just can’t make my mind up about it, I’m not even sure what it’s supposed to be, they market as a overnight gentle exfoliating/ resurfacing treatment amongst other things. It contains shea butters and Kokum that work as natural humectants to maintain moisture levels in the skin, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera juice works to soothe skin and minimise breakouts. It’s also packed with antioxidants from fruit enzymes of red raspberry seed, Goji Berry and prickly pear. Well doesn’t that sound fab! So I proceeded with caution and didn’t use and acid exfoliators when I first started using this and my skin felt gross, I mean I had serious texture and just felt quite congested. Obviously I’m not going to just stop using it though, at £48 a jar I was determined to make it work, so I decided that despite been advertised as an exfoliator it’s not. And it’s been sunshine and rainbows every since 😁, I reintroduced acids into my routine and started using this as a moisturiser mixed with a few drops of the emerald oil and WOW, I mean just WOW! my skin seriously hydrated when I wake up. Is it because of the moon fruit? Or the emerald oil? (Probably the emerald oil 😂) so to sum up, if your looking for a good exfoliating night treatment give this a pass. If your looking for something that’s seriously hydrating, get yourself some emerald oil 🙌🏻...
Jo Malone-Red Roses Body Crème
All my serums have worked more effectively
TLC FRAMBOOS GLYCOLIC NIGHT SERUM. . 🐘 This serum is designed to be used at night as it contains 12% AHA’s which lift off the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin giving you a clearer brighter complexion. It also contains BHA’s which go a little deeper into the pores to remove oil and dirt and skin cells from the pores and it helps clear breakouts. . 🐘 While this serum is strong it claims to not dry the skin out, and contains Marula Oil and Omega 6&9 which nourish the skin also. My skin is normal and I agree that I have never experienced dry skin while using this at all. I used to use alternate nights with the Retinol. My skin handled this very well and once I had built up tolerance I started adding it into my Retinol mix so that I now use this every night and I’ve recently started adding the CFirma into my every night routine with it too. Obviously don’t go and try mixing all 3 together at the start because your skin just won’t be happy. . 🐘 Since using this I have noticed that all my serums have worked more effectively because they’re working on fresher skin rather than on built up dead skin cells. . 🐘 This contains yeast extract which is supposed to calm down redness which is very interesting in an acid serum and I would agree that my skin isn’t red like it can be with other acids, the only exclusion to that is if I use the Retinol daily, nothing calms down that redness and those of you who have tried the DE Retinol daily know what I’m talking about. . 🐘 I’ve mentioned in my other reviews but I’ll say again that the results I’ve received can be a combination of all 3 active ingredients rather than just this particular product. My skin is so clear and bright and smooth, I’ve never experienced my skin feeling as good before. My pigmentation has dramatically improved. . 🐘 Everyone should wear SPF anyway but if you don’t then you must while using this because your skin can be more photosensitive.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
A little late but sharing my top 10 (*11*) everyday go to products that I will repurchase going forward! . . herbivore botanicals has really won me over this past year. Their facial oils are some of the best I’ve put on my face, can’t go without the lapis in any routine! I’m also surprised at how much I love the jasmine green tea toner. drunk elephant is another brand that won over my heart this past year. I’ve learned that my skin only likes c-firma compared to any other vitamin C serum I’ve tried to introduce. TLC framboos has literally evened my skin out so much I only wish I had started using it sooner. Also surprised at how much I’ve fallen for the b-hydra. I didn’t think it was going to be a love, but when I didn’t have it to mix with the others I really missed it! (Especially now with the a-passioni, I love having it to mix). farmacy honeymoon glow I’ve been alternating in on nights when I don’t use TLC framboos when I need a little something extra. It’s stronger than TLC but also moisturizing at the same time, and the glow when you wake up is real! indie lee COQ-10 toner was forgotten for a minute, and when I brought it back into my routine my skin LOVED it. It’s moisturizing and balancing and is a nice refreshing toner I enjoy in the mornings. good science beauty the 001 purifying cream is a must. I use it in the morning after my c-firma/b-hydra mix and usually mix my oils in with it. My skin has been staying clear since I’ve added it! krave last but definitely not least... the matcha hemp cleanser quickly became one of my favorite cleansers. It’s gentle and hydrating, but my skin feels so clean after using it! . .
Good Science Beauty-001-Pu Purifying Face Cream
Farmacy Beauty Cheer Up
I know I talked about this beauty not too long ago but when I come across a product that wows me, I can’t stop talking about it! And this one here...WOW! And now that I’ve been using it longer, I’ve had a Berger chance to fully review it. Farmacy Beauty knocked it out of the park once again with Cheer Up. This one is going right along side my HG Honeymoon Glow! Goodbye dark circles. Didn’t get much sleep last night, don’t worry, dab on some Cheer Up and nobody will know be able to tell! 🤩 I’ve always been on the side of the street that your regular moisturizer can cover your eye care needs. Boy did I change my mind when I was constantly trying to cover up my circle crops with concealer. I’ve tried other products along the way that had vitamin c in them but I found none of them to be as effective. ———- What’s the scoop? Powerful brightening blend. This potent formula visibly firms and smooths the look of fine lines with 4% vitamin C, natural peptides and caffeine. Instant radiance. Hyaluronic acid and three types of vitamin C, including acerola cherry, rejuvenate the eye contour and help reduce the appearance of dark circles. Fast-absorbing.Sinks into skin quickly and doesn’t pill under makeup. $45 0.5 oz ———— I have fallen in love with Farmacy Beauty’s acerola cherries line! From Very Cherry Clean to Very Cherry Bright and now Cheer Up! The scent is just heavenly. Its not too strong but just subtle enough to detect. 🍒 And the texture? So bouncy and light! It just sinks so effortlessly into the skin. . I’ve been using mine both morning and night around the whole area of my eye. I’ve seen a vast improvement on my eyelids. My whole eye area just looks brighter. When I go to do my makeup, no more concealer! 🎉 . What’s your favorite eye cream? Have you tried Cheer Up? What’s been your experience with it?
FARMACY-Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry