Trusted Kiehl’s To Treat My Thirsty, Hyperpigmented skin
Kiehl's - Daily Reviving Concentrate
May 25, 2020
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KIEHL'S HOLIDAY SET !!
I got the Kiehl's - Brighten Up & Glow from Sephora and it's such an awesome value!! It's $99 for four products - and they're not sample sized!! Here's what you get: - Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanser2.5 oz/75 ml (half size, $12) - Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution1 oz/30ml (full size, $56) - Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado0.5oz/14ml (mini, $32) - Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream1.7oz/50ml (full size, $32) Total value: $132 Actual price: $99 You save: $33 - it's like getting the eye treatment or ultra facial cream for free! It's really good if you've either never tried Kiehl's before (like me) or if you love Kiehl's and need a restock and want to save money. It's an awesome gift set and has so many good things. I've tried the ultra facial cream and I LOVE IT! I have yet to try the eye treatment and the dark spot corrector, but I tried the cleanser and so far it's nice, but I need to use it more times to see if there's any affects.
My favorite skincare products at the moment
Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanser Our face requires more delicate care, so it is important to remember that specific products for this region bring smoother substances in the formula. I love Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser because its gentle formula is packed with natural nutrients coming from Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernels, and Squalane all of which help to keep our skin healthy, clean, and moisturized without over-drying or stripping it. Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream Sometimes the weather can be pretty harsh on our skin, and if you have dry skin like me, then you know how important it is to have a facial cream incorporated into your skincare routine. I started using Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream a couple of weeks ago, and almost immediately I could see the difference. Over the last couple of weeks, my skin has become much softener, smoother, and I haven't noticed any dry spots on my chicks anymore. Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution I also love Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment and their Corrective Dark Spot Solution. I confess that I had never used any eye cream or dark spots treatments before, but I am so glad I incorporated these into my skincare. I love that Kiehl's eye treatment is non-greasy, and does not irritate my eyes. It does a great job of keeping my eyes hydrated, and it has helped me to reduce my dark circles as well. Now the Corrective Dark Spot Solution is also a great skincare product. This serum has helped me reduce post-acne marks, which is a great deal for me! I love that it has been tested on all ethnicities and is suitable for all skin types. Keep in mind that your skincare routine does not need to be boring, and makes you feel as if it is an obligation. For example, I love to do my skincare while enjoying a nice cup of coffee in the morning, and at night I do it while I watch my favorite cartoons. Take it easy, and if you forget to do it one day, or even a couple of days, please don't go hard on yourself.
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Currently waiting for my flight home and can’t wait to play with makeup tomorrow!! Since it’s a million degrees in London atm I might do a holiday makeup look 🤔✨ — — ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz Mechanical Brow PencilANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel Kiehl's - Daily Reviving Concentrate ARMANI beauty - Luminous Silk Foundation COVER FX - Custom Enhancer Drops MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Concealer laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder NATASHA DENONA - Eyeshadow Palette 5 Lilly LASHES - Lilly LASHES 3D Mink Lashes laurageller Gilded Honey Highlighter benefit - GALifornia Blush ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick MAC - Prep + Prime Fix+ Primer and Setting Spray, Original Soothing Herbal — — —
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ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz Mechanical Brow PencilANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel Kiehl's - Daily Reviving Concentrate FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Mattifying PrimerFENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Concealer HUDA BEAUTY - Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Norvina Eyeshadow Palette FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette Lilly LASHES - Lilly LASHES 3D Mink Lashes FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Matte Skinstick ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Amrezy Highlighter ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer MAC - Ruby Woo Lip Duo FENTY BEAUTY - Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick MAC - PREP + PRIME FIX+ ROSE
Mixing Vitamin C + Retinol – Yes or No?
One of the most effective combinations of skincare ingredients I can vouch for is Vitamin C + Retinol. Vitamin C is such a power antioxidant in our lives, in both the food we consume or in our skin care. My combination skin, with dry cheeks and a shiny T-zone benefits so much from Vitamin C, especially on days when my skin looks lackslustre and dull. Vitamin C definitely helps to boost my skin radiance and evens out my skin tone. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, one of the most useful remedies for signs of aging skin. It is also the top ingredient prescribed by dermatologists to improve the appearance of collagen-depleted skin, boost skin renewal and reduce the signs of aging. As there are contrasting pH levels of retinol and vitamin C, it is believed that both ingredients should not be applied together. However, studies have shown the retinol-vitamin C combination to be effective in reversing both natural aging. My trick is to use them at separately in my day and evening routines. Vitamin C is known to increase the effectiveness of retinol by stabilizing the ingredient. When applied correctly, both can form a barrier that shields the skin from the harmful environmental factors that cause skin damage, such as sun rays and pollution. An easy way for me to incorporate both ingredients in my skincare routine is CLINIQUE - Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters With Pure Vitamin C 10% + A (Retinol). The booster serums come in a set of Pure Vitamin C 10% for day use and Vitamin A (Retinol) for night use. The potent day-and-night serum system definitely helped to brighten and tighten my overall skin tone in a short time. The silky texture of both powerful serums makes it light enough for layering with my day or evening moisturizer, without causing bad breakouts. I highly recommend this product for fellow beauty lovers who are seeking a quick beauty boost on days when your skin needs a strong and powerful recharge. After use, the pores on my skin appear smaller and my skin texture definitely felt improved.
CLINIQUE-Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters With Pure Vitamin C 10% + A (Retinol)
Products From The Same Skincare Line Are Meant To Be Used Together
Having lived in France for a year, I have learned to really take care of my skin. French women are all about the skin and wearing natural makeup looks. They’re not much of a fan of foundation and layers of makeup products to hide the skin. I have adopted this skin philosophy while living there, and since their pharmacies are literally skincare heavens, it wasn’t really hard to find something that will help target my specific skin concerns. If you follow my skincare reviews here on Cherie, you’ll know that I have a dry combination skin type that is, at the same time, sensitive too. I wasn’t very good at wearing SPF in the previous years; this is why I now suffer from hyperpigmentation. I’ve learned my lesson so now I wear it every day even if I don’t go out. It’s pretty clear that skincare labels develop a line with multiple products in it to be used together. So it is just logical that these 2 products from La Roche-Posay’s Pigmentclar line work together. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Pigmentclar Serum Visible Dark Spot Reducer I use this serum during daytime after my usual cleanse, tone, and essence steps. It has a very light consistency, more like a gel type of formula so it’s perfect for humid weather. The first time I used it, I felt a slight tingling sensation on my cheeks, but it didn’t cause any irritation in the form of redness on my face. It’s normal for me to feel this especially during the first time of using a new product as my skin is extremely sensitive so it takes a tiny bit of time to get used to products I introduce in my routine. La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Daily Moisturizer I top the serum off with this moisturizer in the Pigmentclar line, then finish the routine with a lightweight SPF 50 sunscreen. I noticed that my skin has slightly brightened after about a month of using this product. It has literally turned my face a bit on the paler side. I have natural olive skin undertone, but I do get a bit pale when I don’t get much sun. I can still see a bit of redness on both sides of my nostrils though and a bit on my cheeks. I think these products are good for overall brightening, and not to specifically target redness on certain facial areas.
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Pigmentclar Serum Visible Dark Spot Reducer
💓The Magic Ingredient Your Skin Can't Live Without!💓
I have allergy-prone skin especially when the season changes. My nose will dry up and flake very easily, causing itchiness. I'll always use squalane oil, when these issues come up because it's moisturizing and soothing. You may wonder what squalane is? Squalene, is naturally produced by the body. More specifically, it's produced by the sebaceous (oil) glands in our skin, which helps to keep the skin moisturized. Unfortunately, for all of us, our natural production of squalene slows significantly after the age of 30. Also, natural squalene isn't very stable, for skin-care purposes, we make it goes through a saturation process to become squalane, which is the version that makes it into our skin-care creams, face serums and oils to make our skin looks hydrated and young. If you are also interested in the great ingredient, let me introduce you two popular squalane skincare products — Haba Squalane Whitening Oil and The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane I made a comparison and it may be helpful if you'd like to try one of the: As for the texture: Absorption: Haba > The Ordinary. I think the Haba Squalane Oil is more easily absorbed as your face will feel a bit oily for a while after applying The Ordinary Squalane Oil. Price: Haba-$32.00 for 30ml The Ordinary-$7.90 for 30ml I have to say, The Ordinary is really affordable. Effectiveness: Haba > The Ordinary. I think both repair my skin well but The Ordinary sometimes causes acne breakouts because I have combination-oily skin. To sum up, I prefer to choose Haba. Lastly, I want to talk about how I use squalane oil: After washing my face and spraying some mist, I'll mixCeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and a drop of the squalane oil together then massage them onto my face. I'll add a facial cream in fall and winter but not in summer. I'll also use it by mixing it with my liquid foundation so that my makeup doesn't separate or become pasty.
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Rocking Retinol For My Huge Pores And Uneven Skin
Ingredient: Retinol Product: PETER THOMAS ROTH - Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum I discovered this product while looking for retinol reviews on YouTube. I came across two YouTubers who were both raving about Peter Thomas Roth Retinol night serum. Retinol promises to help the renewal of your skin’s upper surface to reveal a younger, healthier skin layer. It also helps in shrinking huge pores, tighten it, and even out skin tone. Sounds too good, right? I checked this serum online and I was lucky to see that it’s 50% off so I didn’t think twice, and immediately purchased it. This product is light, clear, almost like water. It feels like light oil on my face when I apply it. On nights when I use it, I start off with my usual double cleanse routine, then I wait for an hour for my face to be completely dry before I apply this on. It’s integral that your face is 100% dry as retinol apparently reacts with water so make sure that when you use retinol products, you wait long enough for your face to be totally dry. I started using this about 2 weeks ago, and I use it very sparingly as I also use Biologique Recherche Lotion P50T. They’re both acid-based so I try to be super careful so as not to introduce too much acid on my face. I’ve seen a massive difference in my skin’s texture but I notice that when I use this, I get a small pimple the next morning. Maybe it’s the reaction of my skin to this product and the Lotion P50T. I haven’t noticed any difference in the size of my pores but my skin feels amazingly soft and smooth. Love this and will continue using it.
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum
Mini Products, Maximum Hydrating Effects
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer I got this mini travel sized moisturizer as a free gift along with a purchase. I’ve been using this for 2 days now and I am seriously considering getting the regular tub. This product is packed with hyaluronic acid, and we all know that hyaluronic acid is responsible for making our skin look supple and youthful hence, anything that has HA in it is super hydrating and will really help our skin maintain its youthful glow. Within the short time that I’ve been using this product, I feel that it’s extremely moisturizing on my face. My face feels so plump and bouncy right after applying it. The moisture lives on even after a few hours after application. I use it in tandem with my normal routine of cleanse, tone, serums, and my dry combination skin has since been loving it. PETER THOMAS ROTH - Potent-C Vitamin C Power Serum This is another travel sized mini product that I have been loving lately. Vitamin C is known to counteract hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture so anything with it is super helpful if you have the same issues like me such as sun spots. This serum feels so good. The only downside is its smell but it’s not overpowering so it doesn’t really bother me too much. I can look past a product’s smell if it delivers me great results. Like the first product, it has only been 2 days since the first time I’ve used it but it does make my face glow and appear brighter than it was. I think vitamin C has an instant effect, and with that, I’m very thankful cause I like my skincare products to deliver me quick results. If you’re looking for a brightening serum to combat your hyperpigmentation, try this.
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Potent-C Vitamin C Power Serum
This Combo Is Quite Disappointing😖😖...
I have combination-oily skin and whitening is my top priority all year round. I chose to follow a combination that is popular on the Internet: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%and Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Night. I have used this combination for around a month and the The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is already almost empty. It has a watery consistency but it's a little sticky when spreading it on the skin. It creates a very small amount of white foam but not an extremely gluey texture as some say online. I haven't seen see any obvious whitening, but my acne marks are significantly lighter. However, niacinamide is strong, so it's not recommended for sensitive skin. Those who try it out for the first time will need to build up skin tolerance beforehand.🧐 I personally think there's nothing special about the Neutrogena anti-wrinkle night cream because I have not see any obvious results. 🥱🥱It has a smooth creamy texture and spreads easily. However, I didn't see any anti-aging, wrinkle-reduction, or whitening results. It is just refreshing and spreads easily. I've used products containing retinol before, so it didn't irritate my skin, but if you haven't built up skin tolerance, you may experience some tingling. However, you can use the Avène Thermal Spring Water to ease any irritation. Have you used this combo? What is your favorite combo? 🤭Let me know!
Neutrogena- Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Night
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