Propylene Glycol Has Been Saving My Dry Combo Skin For Years
Propylene glycol (or PEG), along with other forms of glycol like butylene glycol, ethylene glycol, and glycerol, is commonly used in skincare and makeup products. It’s a humectant, emollient, and preservative that maintains beauty products’ freshness and keeps bacteria at bay, thus lengthening the products’ shelf life. It’s commonly seen in creams, serums, even hair products like shampoo and conditioner. This is advisable for individuals who have dry or dry combination skin types (like myself) who are looking for extra moisture and hydration. It’s a moisture-locking agent which attracts water and traps it in the skin, keeping our skin well hydrated. It also smoothes out the skin while maintaining a light non-sticky feeling. Since it draws water onto the skin, it’s a major lifesaver if you’re starting to develop fine lines. We all know that there’s no room for fine lines and wrinkles in a well-hydrated skin. Another plus factor of PEG is that it helps the absorption of other skincare ingredients, making them more effective. I learned about this ingredient through various resources online. I’ve always been curious about skincare ingredients, and this is one of the items that is almost always present in a number of my skincare products so I looked it up on EWG and other online sites. Since a lot of my skincare products have PEG in them, and I don’t experience any irritation or breakout or anything negative on my skin, I think this works well for me. Considering the fact that it helps in hydration, I believe this ingredient has been helping me maintain a well-moisturized skin. Some products worth noting are Physiogel calming relief AI cream which helps with my psoriasis flare-ups, and La Roche-Posay Uvidea melt in cream, which is one of my fave light sunscreens.
Jun. 22, 2020
PrisaTI use 1. When I have seborrheic dermatitis flare up. I mean... it doesn’t help with anything else but moisturizing but at least it doesn’t irritate me...
Jun. 24, 2020
Stress repair face cream with niacinamide
I got the new Dr Dennis Gross - Stress Repair Face Cream with Niacinamide in a giveaway with the brand, where they sent me a routine customized for my skin’s needs. This cream has niacinamide, superfoods, adaptogens, and sweet almond oil, and it claims to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and help correct/prevent signs of stress like redness, dryness, and dullness. This cream is suuuuper thick and luxurious. It feels deeply nourishing on my skin, and when I apply it there’s a very subtle cooling sensation—it feels very calming. I use this as my last step in my night routine, and it definitely helps soothe my redness. I’m pretty sure the niacinamide is helping calm my current breakout and reduce redness. Long story short, I really love this cream—like almost as much as the DDG peel pads. A little goes a long way.
Dr Dennis Gross-Stress Repair Face Cream with Niacinamide
I’m sharing two amazing products from estee lauder ✨ The Daywear Multi-Protection 24H Moisture Cream with SPF 15 has been my go-to daytime moisturizer lately. It’s so hydrating but non-greasy and has the nicest light scent. It’s SO good! I’m also really enjoying the Night Wear Plus Anti-Oxidant Night Cream. It’s a bit heavier which is perfect for a night cream and my skin feels really soft in the morning. LOVE!!✨✨✨
Zo Skin Health - Revitatrol. I’m always looking for great skincare for post pro chemical peel, what moisturisers do you use after a peel? THE CLAIMS: 💙 Aids post-procedure, compromised, severely dry skin. 💙 Provides comfort to irritated skin. 💙 Helps reduce the appearance of redness. 💙 Dual-peptide formula supports natural skin renewal and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 💙 Enhances skin re-epithelialisation to accelerate recovery. 💙 Replenishes hydration and lipids to enrich and restore skin barrier function. 💙 Provides continuous antioxidant protection against free radical damage. MY RESULTS: 💙 I don’t use this cream daily, I save this for after a pro chemical peel or if I’ve over exfoliated or went a bit crazy with acids and made my skin sensitive. 💙 I either use this alone after cleansing or I’ll add the growth factor serum to it in the morning, using both products speeds up the recovery period from compromised skin, but it does work very well on its own too. If I’m post peel I will apply this 4 times a day for a week to keep my skin hydrated to minimise the dryness and if I’ve just overused acids I’ll just apply before bed for a couple of nights until my skins less sensitive. 💙 This really does calm down redness and I find that it helps cool down my inflamed skin, and using this speeds up the recovery period compared to other products I’ve used. This is now my go to when I have sensitive skin. 💙 I personally don’t think this is suitable under make up because it leaves a slightly tacky dewy finish which is amazing for healing and gives you a lovely glow but under make up I’ve found that it can cause the foundation to slip around and break up.
Thoughts: I used this moisturizer in the night for almost 2 weeks and I can say this truly didn't do much for me. I wanted to try this once I had been gifted it and saw some raving about how good it was for irritated/sensitive skin. I used it at a time where my skin was very sensitive and needed all the calming properties and hydration it can get. I didn't get hydration and I felt like it wouldn't absorb in and really sat on my skin once I applied it onto my face. I also had some redness and irritation and when I would apply this my skin's redness would calm a bit but not by much, It was still noticeable. I don't blame this for not working so well with redness because my face was quite affected by a skincare product I didn't know I was sensitive to and I knew it would take some time and a lot of aloe. This had also made a few blemishes appear on my forehead and the sides of my nose. I also truly didn't like the smell..especially because it lingered. Overall, I couldn't hold past the smell it gave off any longer. I knew from this experience I wouldn't try this out again. I wasn't impressed. Claims: A concentrated moisturizer that will absorb quickly for high speed hydration and protection Targets: Redness, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Texture: soothing, rich and creamy ( See second pic for a texture shot ) Some ingredients: 20% cannabis sativa seed oil to strengthen the skin barrier Bioflavanoids balancing adaptogen to support healthy skin Potent plant oils to protect the skin Price: $40 not worth it Recommendation: only if you want to try this brand out and have your own experience.. but in my opinion I would say no because the price is way too much for a 1.7 oz jar. high - High Five Cannabis Seed Facial Moisturizer
high-High Five Cannabis Seed Facial Moisturizer
Moisturizer for sensitive skin
Dr. Jart+ - Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Cream The tiger grass line from Dr. jart is meant to soothe and repair dry, sensitive skin. The texture of this is unlike anything I have tried. It is very soft and rich and feels lovely to apply. I have had it for a few months and I don’t use if everyday because it is very thick and I am afraid that it could clog my pores over time. Also because of the fragrance. It definitely smells of essential oils and those can be skin sensitizers as well. I am surprised that a line designed for sensitive skin includes fragrance at all. I would recommend this only to those who have normal to dry skin and only for use at night because it is thick. If you are sensitive to smells, you might want to pass on this. A little goes a long way so I think the price of $48 for 50ml isn’t crazy but I wouldn’t purchase it. This was sent to me by influenster
Dr. Jart+-Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Cream
CLEAN Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream
Pai’s Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream is perfect for hydrating those with sensitive skin. The rosehip is known to combat redness in skin, as well as repair any blemish scars. This product is targeted specifically to those who are prone to irritation but want to calm their skin. I do like this moisturizer. The texture is very smooth and the smell is pleasant, with notes of chamomile. The slight tint comes from the rosehip present. I would recommend this product highly to those with dry skin, but not to those with active acne. The moisturizer can be a bit thick for breakouts. I tried it, but I do have too much acne currently to use it. I am also a bit too oily for it. I would prefer using their hydrating serum. The price is also decent for a clean moisturizer at $60 for 50ml. pai - Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream
pai-Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream
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