Hyaluronic Acid + Tea Tree For A Smooth, Clear Complexion
Hyaluronic acid comes in different names, and one of them is sodium hyaluronate. HA is a substance that’s naturally present in our body. But, just like other substances that our body naturally produces, its regeneration slows down as we age. Some experts call hyaluronic acid the ‘fountain of youth’ as it’s a potent anti-aging substance that keeps the skin plump and youthful. It also minimizes fine lines. Cosmetic doctors use it as a main ingredient in fillers to treat their patient’s wrinkles; others use it to achieve fuller, more luscious lips. I’ve been a fan of HA since I find it helpful for my dry combination skin. Tea tree is known for its antimicrobial properties hence, it’s very popular among individuals with oily, acne-prone skin types. But, it’s not just good for those who suffer from acne. It does wonders to people who suffer from redness and irritation, just like me. I like using products with this ingredient to help with the redness on my cheeks area, and to treat my occasional zit that usually sprouts during that time of the month. Tea tree has anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating skin inflammation, redness, irritation that I usually get as I have sensitive skin. This Shiseido creamy cleanser is perfect as it doesn’t strip away my skin’s natural oils because it has HA in it. I like following it with this really affordable toner from the clean beauty brand, Human Nature. Together, they do wonders in keeping the moisture locked in my dry combination face, and treating the redness in my cheeks too. Definitely recommend this combo!
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Jun. 22, 2020
My Holy Grail Items for Clear & Hydrated Skin
2nd picture is before, 1st picture is after the use of this combination of products. My skin type: Dry & Sensitive, Oily T-Zone during summer Cleanser: IOPE Pore Reset Cleansing Oil Price: $29 Perfect for getting deep into my pores. Toner: TONLYMOLY Wonder Ceramide Mocchi Toner (500mL) Price: $20 Helps soften skin & even out skin tone. Essence: Laneige Water Bank Moisture Essence Price: $25 Hydrates dry skin. Moisturizer: Earth to Skin Honey Manuka Day Gel Cream Price: $9 Keeps skin hydrated and feels light weight. Serum: AprilSkin Carrot Blemish Serum Price: $25 Amazing for blemishes & bumps.
ESK SKINCARE: BRAND REVIEW!
We all have those products we love but can’t afford to buy them all of the time because they are so expensive! ESK products yield amazing results but the price tag OMG! These are my “treat-yo-self” skincare products. I have hyperpigmentation so I like their “pigmented” kit. All of their products have anti-aging properties but this kit also helps target pigmentation and age spots. It comes in 2 sizes travel size, which is pictured, that lasts 3-4 weeks ($154)and full sized which lasts 3-4 months ($310). These are the prices before shipping! The travel sized kit ends up being $234 to ship to NY. If you like a particular product you are able to buy them individually just the but if you’re buying multiple it makes more sense to buy the kits. Each kit comes with 4-6 products. Each product in the travel sized kit is about .5 ounces and the full sized products are about 1.76 ounces. Calming Cleanse(0): this cleansing lotion is made with aloe and natural oils that help to cleanse and soothe your skin. This was a gift that came with my kit. It doesn’t do much for me. It does soften my skin but i feel like the rest of their products also have that effect this is the only product from them I could probably live without Hydroxy Cleanser (1): this is a clear liquid cleanser that lathers when you rub it in. It is an active exfoliant and really does reduce the appearance of my pores. It is super gentle on my skin. Reverse “C” Serum (2): this is an oil based serum that warms your skin when you rub it in. It is full of vitamin C to help with the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines. If you have oily skin they have a liter version of this product that won’t make your skin look greasy. This one is more for people with normal to dry skin. It gives your skin a dewy glow Zinc Shade (3): this is a moisturizer made with zinc. It has SPF15 to help protect your skin from sun damage (aging and irritation). It hydrates my skin without making me look too oily Enlighten (L): i love this product. It is a peach colored lotion that makes my skin look brighter and helps to even out my skin tone. It really speeds up the fading of my scars. Like in the first week you notice a difference! Smooth Serum (4): this is an active exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin making it look brighter. It is a clear liquid that absorbs quickly into your skin and doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky. Ultimate A: this is a yellow colored cream packed with vitamins A and B. It helps smooth out texture and tone skin Since I’ve been using all of these products I’ve seen a difference in the appearance of my pores, my skin doesn’t have any more dry patches, my skin looks brighter and my dark spots have faded. All of the products are super gentle on the skin. Unfortunately due to the price I don’t purchase as much as I’d like.
A.M. Routine ✨
After seeing a dermatologist, I have started using clindamycin gel in the AM and tretinoin cream in the PM for my persistent acne. I also have dry, sensitive skin so I am taking things slow. For 2-4 weeks, I’ll be using the clindamycin gel every other day, and then every day as prescribed. My P.M. post details how I use the tretinoin cream. Here is my A.M. routine! CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser This is a gentle, creamy cleanser that’s perfect for dry, sensitive skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft & hydrated, not stripped. PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner This is a new addition to my routine, and I absolutely love it! It has a milky texture and leaves my skin feeling soft & less irritated. I apply it with a reusable fabric pad. PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega + Complex Serum This is also a new addition to my routine. I like this product, but I don’t love it. I will be trying out the Krave Great Barrier Relief serum when I’m out of this. Clindamycin Gel- I apply a pea-size amount of the gel every other day. I apply dots of the gel on my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead before gently rubbing it in. CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin After letting everything dry, I apply this moisturizing cream. It’s very thick, but for the most part absorbs into the skin. There is some left on top to form a protective barrier. I re-apply throughout the day on extra dry & irritated areas. I will be trying out First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Relief Cream to see if I like it better. Rodan and Fields Soothe Sunscreen- This is a mineral, broad spectrum sunscreen with 30 SPF. I have been using it for over a year, and I really love it. It leaves my skin feeling soft & less red/irritated. I will be trying the Purito Centella Unscented sunscreen to see if I like it better than this one.
PAULA'S CHOICE-Enriched Calming Toner
Review my routine!
Hello everyone, I am going to show you my routine every night, I hope you can read it and my thoughts will help you! remember each product works differently depending on your skin type. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 1️⃣ I start by washing my face with fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash I really enjoy using this cleanser, It is my favorite since it leaves my skin super clean and refreshing, it has a cucumber smell that I love. 〰️ 〰️ 2️⃣ my next step is to spray YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha , I use this once I get my face clean and let it dry, also this is wonderful as a last step in my skin care routine in case I do a chemical peel or an enzyme powder to exfoliate. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 3️⃣ my third step I only do it when I have dark spots ( thanks to my hormonal acne) on my skin, and I really like Kiehl's - Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution It feels super light, dries very quickly and I have noticed a difference in the area of my cheek where I have had dark spots. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 4️⃣ my fourth step is to apply my moisturizer GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer This is my favorite light weight moisturizer. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, it doesn’t freak out my oily T zone but still leaves my dry skin feeling nourished. 〰️ 〰️ 〰️ 5️⃣ don't forget to hydrate your lips 👄 so lastly I use LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Leaves my lips super hydrated, soft, I am so happy with this product, since I started using it the skin on my lips does not break like Before. if you got to last part, I hope it helps you some of my routine. 👏🏻 Thank you!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
Kiss 💋 Marry 💍 Kill 🔪 - FIRST AID BEAUTY 🚨
💋 KISS 💋 - FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Lip Therapy (smooth application, makes your lips feel HYDRATED 💧, that hydrated feeling lasts for a decent amount of time. No smell really at all or COLOUR 💄which I do prefer in a lip product) FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser (non-irritating and very mild 🌝 Reminds me of a fancier Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanserremoves makeup, in general a good all purpose cleanser but nothing earth shattering) 💍 MARRY 💍 - FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream (this cream L.I.T.E.R.A.L.L.Y fixed my face 🤯 so so so moisturizing and soothing. I used to have dry, painful red skin around my nose and suffered this way for at least 10 years-NOT NO MORE 💁♀️ I recommend it to anyone who will listen) FIRST AID BEAUTY - Facial Radiance Pads (these are SUUUUPER popular for a reason, they make my skin feel and look GLOWY 💡 the only downside is that they are pre-moistened pads which is not so eco friendly 🌎 Hack I learned from a very smart Sephora lady: cut the pads in half for twice as many uses 😂) 🔪 KILL 🔪 - FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum (feels nice going on but my skin feels so THIRSTY 😩 after. See above for more hydrating options) In conclusion: I refer so many friends (and even enemies) to First Aid Beauty they should probably be paying me 💸
Cetaphil-Daily Facial Cleanser
A vegan cruelty free skincare brand sent me their 123FRE set comprising of Purify me - cleanser, Revive me - treatment serum and Protect me - a daily moisturizer with SPF 30. Their products are formulated for women with an active lifestyle, gearing towards skincare needs post excessive sweating and also protection against environmental stresses. The star ingredient in all their products is Argan active complex, derived from Argan kernel and leaf extract which is rich in anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids. For every set purchased, FRE plants an Argan tree promoting sustainability and empowering women that harvest Argan oil in Morocco. Here are my first impressions .. Purify me is a hydrating cream cleanser with a few jojoba beads (swipe for a texture shot). This does not foam and is a gentle nourishing cleanser that works well as a second cleanser in your night time routine or a morning cleanser. The jojoba beads do not feel abrasive and offer a very mild exfoliation as part of your cleansing routine. I like that this did not feel drying and my skin felt clean and hydrated after .. Revive me is a treatment serum with skin beneficial ingredients like Argan oil, Argan leaf extract, Jojoba oil, Squalene, Matrixyl (peptides) and other botanical extracts. This has a thick emulsion like texture and a little goes a long way. If you have dry skin this would work well after your water based serums and if you have normal to oily skin this could very well be your one step routine. I prefer using this as an emulsion/lightweight moisturizer instead of a serum .. Protect me is a daily moisturizer with SPF 30. Though the texture and finish is not as elegant as my current sunscreen, I like that this moisturizer has chemical filters for sun protection(UVA and UVB) with antioxidant rich ingredients. The texture is not runny, it is in between an emulsion and cream. This does not get absorbed as quickly as I would have liked it to but with a little work it finishes smooth with an invisible layer on your skin
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