A few of my favorite products recently. Close to emptying
A few of my favorite products recently. Close to emptying this Peat Miracle Revital Cream from @belifusa, a moisturizer I didn’t expect to love so much! 🙈 -Dax — (gifted) belif - Peat Miracle Revital Cream
Niacinamide in skincare
Niacinamide face serums
belif Face Serum
Niacinamide face creams
Jan. 5, 2020
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Which Niacinamide would you choose?
This is definitely not a dupe situation. These two formulas are only similar in the fact that they contain the same amount of niacinamide (as well as some texture and preservative agents). I’ve been a longtime user of The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and it does work, but I felt after my first bottle I wasn’t getting any continued results. I was also left unimpressed and looking for a different option due to the fact that this is a very tacky formula that can be difficult to work with. TO includes zinc in their formula which they state can reduce acne and can be anti-inflammatory. At $6 you’re getting your 2 active ingredients; niacinamide and zinc. PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster includes the same 10% of niacinamide but doesn’t stop there. They also add vitamin C and a BUNCH of calming, hydrating and restoring products that your skin needs (see attached ingredient list). It’s been a controversy whether or not vitamin C and Niacinamide can be used together, even The Ordinary suggests that their Niacinamide not be used at the same time as vitamin C. Many brands and consumers have disagreed. Paula’s Choice adds the protective ingredients to ensure you’ll have less of a chance of irritation. Paula’s Choice serum is a lightweight watery formula that leaves no residue and I find easy to work into my routine. I wasn’t quite prepared for the thin formula as The Ordinary has more of a tacky texture. I found it best to add it directly from the dropper to my face, versus my hands then face. When it comes to the price difference it does seem that The Ordinary would be the obvious choice. I’m not one that believes that quality skincare has to cost more. But Paula’s Choice formula offers much more than Niacinamide. You’re getting several ingredients that are not found in The Ordinary, hence the price difference. Once I’ve emptied my bottle I’ll be better able to determine if spending 4x’s the amount is worth it. I could choose to use a less expensive option and add the antioxidants and other skin-replenishing ingredients found in Paula’s Choices formula, but I have to admit, I do like the simplicity of fewer steps in my skincare routine. 😉 There are also several other options available that I’ve not yet tried. I have tried The Inkey List and it is just a tad bit less tacky than The Ordinary. Other brand options I’d be open to try are: ￼Good Molecules $6 - formula looks similar to TO and TIL with the only active ingredient being niacinamide ￼Naturium $16 - 10% niacinamide and 2% zinc ￼Good Molecules $14 - similar again to TO and TIL I LOVE how Paula’s Choice lists their ingredients. Behind each one you’ll find out how it benefits the skin. This saves me a TON of time and effort when doing my reviews! Individual reviews on The Ordinary and The Inkey List Niacinamide can be found on my page. What’s your favorite Niacinamide to use? ❤️🍒
FINALLY! It’s mine!
This is one brand I’ve been stalking and I’ve finally got my hands on the highly raved, much talked about PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator I’d say what really draws me to this particular brand is its commitment to highly effective, well tested products. I feel they really listen to their customers and value their feedback. Well, imagine my surprise when in pops an email from a Paula’s Choice social media team member asking for my address to send me some products just for being me?!? I couldn’t respond fast enough with a...., “YES!” I’m not sure why I’ve been sleeping on this brand for so long. I follow so many diehard fans that swear and have visual proof of the changes their products have made. I have a feeling it’s all going to change after this... Just a little about PC if you haven’t heard of the brand (taken from the website) : Did you know that the founder, Paula was actually fired from her job working at a cosmetic counter for explaining to a customer what products could and couldn’t do for their skin? (This is what we need more of!! I was immediately drawn to the brand when I first heard about that!) Our Philosophy ￼Science & Truth ￼Highly Effective ￼Formulary Excellence ￼Non-irritating & Fragrance Free ￼Multi-faceted Formulas ￼Cruelty Free ￼Packaged for Potency ￼Environmentally Conscious On the website you can find Skincare Quizzes that can help you develop a Instant Routine or develop a more in-depth Routine at no cost! You can also find Expert Advice Articles on just about any subject you’re curious about. Have a question about ingredients? They have every ingredient known in the beauty industry—-a go-to resource for everyone! Everyone needs to use this! With Paula’s Choice you can choose individual skincare products or you can have an entire skincare routine developed from start to finish! I’ve had on my wishlist, along with the exfoliator I just received, their PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster PAULA'S CHOICE - Peptide Booster PAULA'S CHOICE - Anti-Aging Eye Gel Honestly, I want to try it all! I’d probably start swapping out some of the products I currently use for similar items. For instance, I am looking for a replacement vitamin c so I’d trade mine out for theirs. Then the Niacinamide and Hyaluronic and so on. I’m definitely going to do the skincare quiz and see what’s recommended for me! Do you use any Paula’s Choice products? What’s your favorite? Please share! 😘 I’ll be back in a few weeks to tell you what I think of this exfoliator! ❤️🍒
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fresh - Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum VERSO - Skincare Super Eye Serum IOPE - Limited Edition Rentinol Expert Essence 0.1% e.l.f. - Keep Your Balance Toner VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream #e.l.f. Cosmetics - Retro Paradise Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow[products]# CATRICE COSMETICS - HD Liquid Coverage Foundation COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid FILORGA - Time-Filler Absolute Wrinkle Correction Cream MISSHA - Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++ flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion See any goodies?!?! #whoisnee #cheriecreator #novemberfavorites
Super Eye Serum
I love eye creams. It's a weird obsession 🖤 Details: 🖤 • Verso Super Eye Serum rejuvenates the delicate skin around your eyes for a more refreshed appearance. • Amino acids nourish and fortify to tone and reduce puffiness while smoothing the appearance of creping skin. • Powered by Retinol 8 complex, this eye serum features a potent dose of retinol to help firm and soften fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet without the irritating effects of traditional retinol formulas. 🖤 BRIGHTENING ENERGIZING FIRMING NOURISHING REJUVENATING 🖤 Key Ingredient(s): Vitamin A, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E Peptides Dimethicone Amino Acids Antioxidants HOW TO USE: 🖤 Gently pat around the eye area morning and evening. 🖤 💭 Eye creams are life. This one is so hydrating yet so lightweight. The texture is very smooth. It absorbs nicely into your skin. I haven't experienced any irritation while using this. It helps with puffiness and gives my under eye area the moisture to last throughout the day. It's non sticky and non-greasy. There is a slightest of slight tingle but goes away literally after a few seconds. This one is definitely a keeper. . . Have you tried this serum yet?
These textures are everything to know about
This is a texture and consistency call out video for previous ‘Second chance’ post! Texture and consistency are important factors when it comes to liking a product. It’s even more important when you’re going to give them a second chance ❤️ Take a look at these and let me know which ones you like? TONYMOLY - Vital Vita 12 Ampoule Moisture - Watery less viscous Absorbs quickly No greasy finish ELEMIS - Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice - Thick gel like consistency Gives a cooling effect viscous creates a gel film on top of the skin absorbs slowly leaves a tacky finish best under makeup Feels hydrating due to gel formula THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum Gel cream Viscous and thicker than watery serums Absorbs quickly doesn’t give sticky finish Feels hydrating due to gel formula
THE inkey LIST-Retinol Serum
Daytime routine week 1
Currently WFH, so I’m managing to avoid the sun aka. no sunscreen in routine. Even sitting away from windows. Call me vampire if you will 😂🧛🏻♀️ 1. I may get crap for this but I don’t usually use cleanser in morning. My skin is super sensitive and I find it flares up if I do it too much. Simply rinse with cold water (thoroughly!), and pat try with towel. 2. Sulwhasoo - Essential Balancing Emulsion I love the consistency of this product. Still working my way through a sample and considering whether I want to purchase. 3. Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum 4. The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' 5. SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum 6. BIOSSANCE - BIOSSANCE Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel 7. Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream Has an interesting scent. Not bad, not great. Texture is creamy and thick as expected. Probably not the best choice for daytime if you prefer lightweight moisturisers. 8. BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil Nice smooth texture. Wears slightly heavier on skin than expected, so definitely go easy with it! Probably would opt for nighttime use.
my favorite affordable brands - ledew. Plus, the girls behind the brand are pretty cool chics too. I genuinely love their products and they’re very affordable for the results. My favorite is the facial mist. It’s hydrating & gives me a dewiness I love. When I was flaky from retinol I was able to use this mist & pat my flakes back down until I got home so it came in handy! The Baby Smooth HA serum gives me noticeable results the next day. My skin is always so soft & hydrated when I use in my pm routine. I am dying to try their Milky Drops! And the vitamin c is a very gentle formula great for beginners!
LE DEW.-BABY SMOOTH HA Facial Serum
O C T O B E R • P I C K S naisture cica repair cream - the first to be missed. It would have come in handy for the colder nights. It adds a layer of protection over any moisturizer to extend the longevity against the weather. trulyorganic glass skin serum - while I did bring it with me I’ve regulated it night when I go out and some morning. unitouch cherry blossom eye cream - I love this eye cream. I would gone great for the mornings after partying way to late. dr.althea water glow aqua cream - Heavy creams need not be applied. I had to stick with oils instead because I didn’t want over saturation.
ALGENIST - GENIUS Liquid Collagen ⭐️ If you love your collagen fix like me, this is great to add to your nightly routine. ⭐️ It is pricey, but once in a while you can get it in a set and it’s totally worth it. I also love the moisturizer so it works for me 😊 ⭐️ The liquid collagen glides in to your skin and is pretty great to mix together with a moisturizer. I would not recommend day use because it can make your skin oily. ⭐️ At the moment I’m using Kate Somerville - Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream to mix in in with because it’s very thin and helps the collagen absorb quickly. It does not feel thick like most night collagens. ⭐️ ALGENIST - GENIUS Sleeping Collagen is amazing but in the summer it’s too thick so the liquid is where it’s at for me right now!! 😉
ALGENIST-GENIUS Liquid Collagen
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