Rocking Retinol For My Huge Pores And Uneven Skin
Ingredient: Retinol Product: PETER THOMAS ROTH - Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum
May 25, 2020
AndreaZedI’m interested in using retinol at night. I feel like lately I’m bombarding my face with anything and everything to help with my pores!
Jul. 30, 2020
💖💖I've tried 5⃣ hyped RETINOL products and here is my personal ranking...
I have combo-oily skin. It’s common to link oily skin to acne. So I am always looking for products that help clear up my acne and blemishes, and give my skin a healthy glow. My dermatologist recommended RETINOL to me. 🧑🏻⚕️🧑🏻⚕️ For those unfamiliar with retinol, it is a type of retinoid. Alongside other retinoids, such as retinoic acid and retinyl palmitate—retinol is essentially a derivative of vitamin A and it helps with acne (including blackheads and whiteheads), also help stimulate collagen in the long term, reducing the overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.♥♥ However, retinol can be very irritating if used too frequently or if the formulation is too strong for your skin. So beginners should start off with a pea-sized amount of a low percentage over-the-counter formula, and using it two times per week, slowly increasing the usage to give the skin a chance to acclimate. ⚠⚠ There are lots of retinol products in the market, with various claims and price tags. Today I'm going to review popular products from 5 brands. If the post is too long, I'll divide it into several parts. If you want to try retinol, you may find the post quite useful. 👇🏻👇🏻 Here is my personal ranking: 1⃣PETER THOMAS ROTH 2⃣Paula's Choice 3⃣CeraVe 4⃣The Ordinary 5⃣Algenist PETER THOMAS ROTH Retinol PM Night Shift System-The kit has a serum, an eye cream, and pads. PETER THOMAS ROTH - Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum 🌟It contains 1.5% retinol, making it by far the product with the highest retinol concentration on the market. It is transparent, oily, and has a very runny consistency. It makes your face look oily when you first apply it, but it's then immediately and completely absorbed by the skin. I highly recommend this retinol night serum as it gives you smoother and more radiant skin. It is oil-free, scent-free, and consists of simple ingredients, main squalene for moisture and a little vitamin C & vitamin E. The major downside is the price - $65.00 for 30ml, a bit pricey. PETER THOMAS ROTH - Retinol Fusion Pm Eye Cream-0.5oz for $55 🌟This is a white, silky paste that is easily absorbed and non-greasy. Its ingredients include 1% retinol for anti-aging, anti-oxidative vitamin C for whitening, caffeine to reduce puffy eyes, and hyaluronic acid plus shea butter for moisturizing. It's not moisturizing enough for me, so I normally add a moisturizing product with a higher oil content to my follow-up skincare routine. Fusion PM Overnight Resurfacing Pads-30pads for $52 🌟I will use the resurfacing pads to wipe my face and neck with the Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum after cleansing. The light yellow resurfacing pads turn white after use. There is not a particularly high concentration of retinol in these pads and I don't recommend buying and using them as a single product. I give it 5/5 cuz of the oil-free formulation, the highest retinol concentration and other helpful ingredients like squalene, vitamin C & vitamin E. I'll talk about the other 4 products in my next posts. If you have any suggestions or questions please hmu 🥰
Positivity & Prosperity in 2020 🤩💋
happy new year 🥳 I’m wishing you all a year full of love, light and positivity 🥰🥰 showcasing some of my latest staples SUMMER FRIDAYS - R + R Mask I love using this every few days - it’s the perfect product to kick off my night routine SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask the ultimate hydrating cream - this helps bring my skin back from whatever is going on. I love that I don’t have to just wear this at night too PETER THOMAS ROTH - Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum I use this about 3 nights a week and I call it a miracle in a bottle - this water serum doesn’t seem like much, but it does magic on my skin at nighttime. I wake up in the morning and my skin is perfect LANEIGE - Water Sleeping Mask this works perfect with the PTR serum and gives my skin the extra burst of hydration it needs in the winter VICHY - Minéral 89 Eyes Hyaluronic Acid Eye Gel Cream this is a nice lightweight eye gel that plays well with other products
Oils for acne
Recently, I have been on a beauty oil kick. My skin ranges from normal to dry and I seek hydration in any product I can. Sometimes, my skin can become acne prone if I’ve been stressing out, so I wanted to find an oil that hydrates the skin but also aids in reducing blemishes without irritating sensitive skin. A lot to ask for from an oil, huh? BUT, I think I’ve found it ☺️ The Beauty Foundry Tea Tree Beauty Oil caught my eye due to its claims and it’s price! Here is some background: “The Beauty Foundry Tea Tree Beauty Oil effectively clarifies and balances blemish-prone complexions with the purifying benefits of Tea Tree and Rosemary. The breakthrough formula contains a detoxifying blend of botanicals and the highest concentration of Tea Tree to refresh and rejuvenate for toned, hydrated skin. Skin is instantly balanced and purified to help pores look smaller and discourage excessive oil production. At The Beauty Foundry, we take pride in bringing you functional, results-driven formulations. All of the ingredients are consciously sourced, creating clean, non-toxic, nutrient-rich beauty products that effectively address a multitude of skin concerns. *No Parabens, No Silicones, No GMO’s, No Animal Cruelty* Features & details * Uniquely formulated with effective ingredients for acne-prone skin * Helps to clarify, balance, and detoxify stressed complexions * Helps diminish the appearance of pores, blemishes, and uneven skin tone * Nourishes to support clear, healthy looking skin * Infused with Tea Tree, Rosemary, Squalane, Coconut, and Vitamin E” I have been using this product for two-ish weeks and I have been impressed so far. The facial oil is hydrating and soothing to my skin. It clarifies and balances my complexion in a gentle way. I have seen a decline in my blemishes, as well, which is very promising! I like that this product is gentle and that it nourishes my skin. The consistency of this oil is not too thick and not too thin. It is that perfect in-the-middle-of-the-road consistency. The fragrance and scent of the tea tree and rosemary is very pleasant, as well. Overall, I do recommend this product because it shows results and it is gentle. I like how affordable this oil is. It ranges from $6-$14 for 2fl oz depending on where you purchase it. The oil can be found at Amazon and at Tjmaxx. I think that it is worth the price. This product has my stamp of approval and a 5/5 star rating from me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Niacinamide For Treating Redness And Spider Veins
Ingredient: Niacinamide Product: BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Serum Erythros I’m obsessed with Biologique Recherche! Their products literally changed my skin! I have a pretty complicated skin type- it’s dry combination, sensitive, I suffer from psoriasis flare-ups from time to time when I’m stressed out or when I eat a lot of unhealthy food, I get hormonal pimples sometimes during that time of the month, I have very fine spider veins on my cheeks, and I suffer from slight redness on my cheeks. The last issue, I guess, comes from the fact that I do have sensitive skin. For my specific concern about spider veins and redness, my aesthetician recommended the Serum Erythros from Biologique Recherche. This pricey serum (it costs about $180 for a 30ml bottle) has a watery consistency and has a bit of clear reddish color. It doesn’t smell funky unlike the iconic Lotion P50. It goes on light but a bit sticky when I apply it on my face. Since it’s super light and watery, my skin absorbs it quickly. My aesthetician advised me to apply it only on areas where there’s redness, which are my cheeks, both sides of my nostrils, and a bit on my chin. I have spider veins too on the bottom part of my cheeks so I make sure I apply the serum there too. Its 2nd ingredient on the list is Niacinamide, right after water, meaning it has a considerable amount of this Vitamin B-3 variant in it. This ingredient is known to help with treating fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and even acne. I’ve been using this serum for about 2 weeks now, and I notice that the redness on my cheeks have tamed down. Not only that, my skin’s texture has never been so good all my life. But I guess it’s also because of the other skincare products I use in tandem with this serum, but I think that the potent concentration of niacinamide really helps with my skin texture. I haven’t seen any improvement on my spider veins though but I have faith in it, and I believe it’ll make them disappear or minimize, at least.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE-Serum Erythros
Trusted Kiehl’s To Treat My Thirsty, Hyperpigmented skin
Kiehl's - Daily Reviving Concentrate If I can only pick 1 brand of skincare to use my entire life, it would be Kiehl’s. I’ve been a fan for years now since I’ve laid my hands on that blue bottle of midnight recovery serum. I’ve tried a number of their products and my skin just loves it. This Daily Reviving Concentrate has the same consistency as the Midnight Recovery Serum- it’s light, just a tad thicker than water. I use this in the morning to treat my thirsty skin after I double cleanse my face, and after applying toner and essence. I particularly love that it’s hydrating but it doesn’t leave my face oily. I can instantly feel its moisturizing properties but it’s not too much so as to leave my face greasy. It’s a good makeup base as it leaves a bit of a glow to my skin. Sometimes I like putting a teeny weeny drop on the side of my eye - the area where you normally apply highlighter - to highlight the high points of my face. I do that when I don’t have a foundation on, which is literally every day now because of the lockdown. I swear by this product. Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution I suffer from hyperpigmentation because I liked suntanning until about 4 years ago. Back then, I didn’t know that the sun rays would give me sun spots even if I wear SPF. Fast forward to today, I have learned my lesson and I try to stay out of the sun as much as I could. I love tanning so I just use self tanning products to fake a glow. Due to my sun frolicking days, I developed a bit of sun spots on my cheeks. I combat these by using products with vitamin C or niacinamide. I particularly love this dark spot solution from Kiehl’s as it has a mixture of different acids that help in brightening the pigmentation, plus it’s gentle. I have sensitive skin so it’s really easy for me to feel a slight tingling sensation when I use products with acids or vitamin C but this product is so gentle that I didn’t feel anything the first time I applied it. I have seen some improvements on the uneven texture of my face. The pigmentation on my cheeks have since lightened a bit. I also love the smell of this serum. It feels like I’m in a spa whenever I put it on my face. Definitely a must try if you’re looking for something gentle to treat your hyperpigmentation.
Kiehl's-Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
Once you try this brand, you will love it...💘
Aesop's brand was founded in 1987, and it has become more and more popular in recent years. The brand's products are mainly focused on skin, hair and body care, relying on plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients to win consumers' attention. Different from other brands, Aesop rarely advertises, and it relies more on the reputation of users. On the other hand, it has many unique shops and experienced consultants tailor-made recommended products for consumers. In the past two months, due to the seasonal change and frequent business trips, my skin condition was very bad, which led to enlarged pores and acne outbreaks. What I need is a product that could moisturize and mildly improve skin condition. Aesop - Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum100ml/$60 And Aesop's Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum just met all my needs. This is a face serum with a super-light, watery texture, which is very suitable for oily, sensitive and blemish-prone skin types. After my friend recommended it, I bought it and used it. I found that this facial essence has a high moisture content, but it absorbs well and has no greasy skin feeling. Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum packaging is Aesop's signature brown glass flacon, which can effectively prevent the product from being degraded by UV rays. After opening the lid, I would smell a little citrus, which gives people a fresh feeling. The product seems oily at first, but once it touches the skin, it was absorbed so quickly that I don't even feel the thing. So far has been very calming to my sensitive skin, hasn't broken me out and has soothes the redness. After using it for a period of time, my skin condition has been greatly improved, and my acne has been reduced. This depends to a great extent on the comforting powers of Aloe Vera. On the other hand, active botanical extracts of Ylang Ylang and Panthenol work to balance and regulate excess sebum production. What's your thoughts of this brand and its products?
Aesop-Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum
Thoughts on Drunk Elephant B-Hydra💧💧
DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐬: B-Hydra is a cool glass of water for your thirsty skin. An ultra-hydrating, anti-aging Vitamin B5 gel that replenishes nutrients and visibly brightens and improves skin texture and tone, while delivering intense skin moisturization throughout the day. To start off, I’m not a big fan of the brand Drunk Elephant. Cherie has sent gift cards and there’s really not many good options in Sephora so I ordered B-Hydra and Protini (I have also tried them before). I made a mistake using them both in the same routine once, it felt really clogging so I wouldn’t recommend it for sensitive acne prone gals like me. However, using one DE product at a time really worked. I got to know they include Marula oil (and plant oils) in almost all of their products which got a comedogenic index of 4 that means it can actually clog pores and cause blemish/acne. B hydra so far hasn’t caused me any breakouts, I don’t really use it on an everyday basis tho. I specifically really like its texture. It has a thick gel consistency but sinks in easily and gives that luxurious feel - like all other DE products. It does kind of make my skin more oily during the day but overall, I still like it. I wouldn’t call it amazing but I think it does a decent job. It’s a good basic hydrating serum for me, unless you’re really into plant oils and it helps your skin tremendously then I can understand why this could be a holy grail. I wish DE would put some niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, peptides higher up the ingredients list but nonetheless, it’s still a great product. Overall, I would recommend B-Hydra not because it’s mind blowing, but because it does mostly what you would expect. If you have the money to spare, I think it’s worth the try.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Eye Serum for Fine Lines - Hyaluronic Acid to the Rescue!
My grandma instilled in me as a little girl – “Take care of your skin early-on!” When I was 13, I began taking care of my skin against acne and concurrently anti-aging. Now, over 12 years later, I think my skin has significantly benefited from the early attention to fine lines and all-around health. Eyes tell the story of your soul, and we want them to shine bright! We all battle with fine lines appearing and fighting the tests of time, but you do not want the skin around your eyes to pay the cost. I have always experienced difficulty with eye creams because: · If I apply the eye cream too low, it will cause acne on my sensitive-skin and cheeks. · If I apply the eye cream too high, it creeps into my eye in the middle of the night and I’m temporarily blinded and in searing pain! This sounds ridiculous, but I have come to the conclusion that it is my long eyelashes pulling the product into my eyes to the point of stinging and burning. Therefore, I have to be very careful about the products I use as well as their placement. Favorite Product to Date Since many eye products have not worked for me, I have opted for an anti-aging moisturizer that incorporates Hyaluronic Acid into a serum. It is delicate, very gentle, and effective (without blinding me!) My favorite recent discovery is the Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Grace & Stella. I found this product through my Fab Fit Fun box subscription, a cosmetology and lifestyle service that sends trendy beauty products to your door once per season. Why I Love It The reasons that I love this specific serum by Grace and Stella includes: · Paraben & fragrance-free · A non-toxic beauty brand that I trust · I can use on my entire face, all wrinkles, and fine lines (not just around eyes) · The formula is incredibly soft, lightweight, and feels ultra-hydrating · Removes blemishes, acne scarring, and fine lines simultaneously – As a 25-year-old battling multiple skin concerns, this is what I need out of a product! You can easily spend hundreds on numerous products, but this is a great all-in-one option. Why Hyaluronic Acid? Some of the benefits of hyaluronic acid include: · Adds a moisturizing effect to the skin that ‘plumps’ out fine lines and sunken wrinkles · Adds suppleness as a humectant (humectant is a natural moisturizer that draws water from deeper layers of skin cells, essentially acting as a sponge on your skin for hydration) · Generates cell renewal so that your brightest and freshest skin layers are resurfaced daily · Related to cell turnover, pigmentation issues decrease (such as age spots) · Protects your lipid barrier, leaving the skin resilient against free radicals and external toxins, such as pollution. These are just some basic facts that drew me to hyaluronic acid, but always do your own research to know if a product or chemical is a good match for your skin type. Nearly half of my life has been dedicated to proper skin-care. Due to this, I recommend you start hunting for those best-fitting products sooner rather than later. Science, dermatologists, and countless studies have proven that it is nearly impossible to remove a wrinkle once it has solidified. Therefore - prevention is the best treatment!
grace & stella-Hyaluronic Acid Serum
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