Cult Following for a reason!
Hi guys! So this is the Biologique Recherche Lotion p50 PIGM which is like the original but has specific ingredients to help with pigmentation issues as well. I do have the original which is amazing and does such a good job at smoothing any texture, minimizes the look of pores, and does a great job brightening. But, the PIGM has literally changed my skin in real time. Like I got a smaller bottle of this to begin with and by the time I was done with that travel size, the spots that had popped up this summer, one on my forehead and another on my cheek that were pretty dark to begin with had faded so much that I knew I needed another bottle ASAP. Yes it’s pricey, but in my opinion it’s totally worth it. Especially if you have any hyperpigmentation or melasma issues that I know from experience can really be bothersome and hurt your self confidence, then I would definitely give this a go! Benefits: •brightens skin •inhibits melanin production •enhances epidermal renewal •helps even skin tone •removes dead skin cells and impurities •balances ph •increases efficacy of other products that follow •reduces pigmentation and helps prevent further spots from forming •leaves skin luminous and glowing •improves strength and quality of skin Can buy this from their website and also some spas sell it, I personally buy mine from Rescue Spa which has locations in Philly and NYC and also has an online boutique.
Skin melanin treatments
Dec. 23, 2019
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Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser paired with either the mini glove Biologique Recherche or the Luna Cleaning tool FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia to aid deeper cleaning and increase blood circulation while massaging the skin. Try not to skip cleansing at night no matter how sleepy you are, sleeping with your makeup on goes far beyond clogged pores. Sleeping with your makeup on in the long term will prematurely age your skin due to the breakdown of collagen from environmental pollutants left on the skin. Always cleanse your skin twice at night. Double cleansing is key in removing makeup and sunscreen effectively. Makeup and sunscreen are designed to stick to the skin, and one cleanse just not going to cut it. Use colder water, never hot water to cleanse your skin. Heat is not your skin's friend; it can cause tewl (transepidermal water loss), lead to irritation, dehydration and sensitivity. Avoid cleansing the skin in the shower, the water is generally too hot, and the shower's pressure can lead to burst vessels. Pat dry, do not aggressively rub your skin with a towel - I hear too many times people rub their skin aggressively with a dry face cloth to exfoliate the skin - stop it. Be gentle with your skin; there are better ways to exfoliate your skin - trust me. Which moves me on to P50 lotions BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Follow your cleansing routine with the correct P50 lotion for your skin type. P50 lotion is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate, hydrate the skin while maintaining the skin's Ph and respecting its barrier function. My go-to P50 right now is Pig400 which also targets hyperpigmentation concerns. More tips and tricks on cleansing the skin below https://www.kimberlydematos.com/post/the-art-of-cleansing Dm for p50 recommendations.
My top 3 products for GLOWY skin ✨
These 3 have been my ritual for hydrated, glowy, happy, healthy skin !!💦☺️💗 It all starts with creating a smooth canvas... BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 This product truly keeps my skin happy. It has evened out my texture, closed comedones while brightening! This formulation is targeted at brightening and its main ingredient is niacinamide follow by some AHAs + BHAs🌼 Then something to brighten dull skin... MAELOVE - Glow Maker My favorite Vitamin C product to date!! You truly notice the difference within days of use and it has lightened up some tough dark spots. I love the watery formula as it allows for a really smooth and luscious application. It features Vitamin C + Vitamin E + Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid for a boost of hydration. Plus the price can’t be beat 😝 Finally a moisturizer to lock all the magic in... FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya The glow this moisturizer gives you cannot be beat! You will wake up in the morning with your pores seemingly filled and an appearance of really smooth skin. I love wearing this during the day time too for a subtle dewy no make up look. The ingredients I’m excited about are Niacinamide, Sodium Polyglutamate and 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid!! Not to mention is smells heavenly 🪴
You know those tried and true skincare products that always deliver and never, ever let you down? The ones you’d need if you were stranded on a desert island? If I had to fill a bag with only one product from each skincare category for said desert island, chances are, there would be a lot of caudalie in that bag. ▪️ Why? Because their products just work! I seriously can’t rave about Caudalie enough. For example, the combination of their Vinoperfect Radiance Serum & Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is pure magic! Over time, my skin looks smoother and brighter, my dark spots have faded and my face feels so soft. The cult-favorite Beauty Elixir and Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence are both top picks as well. ▪️I’ve been using a sample of their Cru Eye Cream from the favorites set, which I picked up for my vacay next week. It’s too soon to say for sure, but I’m tempted to tell you that my search for the perfect eye cream may finally be over. The set also included the Instant Detox Mask, another product I hadn’t tried. I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts during my trip, but Caudalie has an unblemished track record of delivering on their claims. I doubt they’ll let me down.
CAUDALIE-Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution
If you’re into skincare you already know this cult classic! I’m surprised there aren’t sonnets written about this product...seriously that’s how much people love it. And I can see why. If there’s one BR product you try it should be this. This thing does it all...exfoliates, brightens, balances, hydrates, restores the skins PH so that it’s optimal for anything you put on afterwards. Lotion P50- Classic formula without phenol (more on that later) Lotion P50 1970- Classic and strongest formula (contains phenol) Lotion P50V- For sensitive normal to dry skin Lotion P50V 1970- Same as P50V (with phenol) Lotion P50W- For sensitive skin that irritates easily/redness Lotion P50 PIGM400- For dull skin with hyperpigmentation or dark spots I use Lotion P50 PIGM400 since I’m targeting hyperpigmentation. After makeup removal and cleansing apply onto a cotton pad and tap in upwards motions from décolleté to hairline. Let your skin absorb it for 3 minutes before moving on to your mask or treatment phase.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE-LOTION P50 PIGM 400
Good products to fade the hyperpigmentation
1.PROX by OLAY dermatological brightening spot fading essence OLAY - ProX Spot Fading Treatment For Even Tone I’ve known this product for a while but just began to try it 1 month ago. Because in my mind most of the brightening products would irritate my sensitive skin. BUT this one is a big surprise. It’s very safe with visible results. It was recommended by so many people, which also included several dermatologists. It targets and treats skin issues at the source to fade the look of hyperpigmentation. After using it for about 4 weeks, I can feel that it improves the appearance of my skin, and always leaves me with a brighter, more even tone skin. Its potent combination of niacinamide, sepiwhite and laminaria saccharina extract （which are its patented ingredients) helps to fade the look of skin discoloration such as sun spots and dark patches. 2. NEUTROGENA healthy skin anti-wrinkle cream: A retinol facial treatment with Muti-vitamins #NEUTROGENA - healthy skin anti-wrinkle cream: A retinol facial treatment with Muti-vitamins[products]#[FiveStars] It was dermatologist recommended. The salicylic acid acne treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, meanwhile treat and help prevent blemishes. I should say the effect was amazing. I can’t believe it can improve my skin texture in such a dramatic way with so reasonable price. It's never greasy, and as long as I use it every day, I rarely get a blemish. Another thing it helps is to fade dark spots. I had some mild hyperpigmentation on my neck and chin from prior acne, and this product significantly faded it. Retinol is applied in this product, which is the purest form of vitamin A, works deep within skin's surface where wrinkles develop. Salicylic acid, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, penetrates deep into pores to treat blemishes and help prevent future breakouts. This light, oil-free formula glides on easily and absorbs quickly with no greasy residue. ONE THING SHOULD PAY ATTENTION!! When using this product skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical medication at the same time. So plz check your routine products carefully.
Neutrogena- Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Night
A cult favorite - does it work?
CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution This serum is a worldwide cult favorite and I know why! Containing Caudalie’s patented Viniferine 🍇 which claims to be 62 times more effective than Vitamin C 🍊 at boosting radiance and evening out the complexion, it’s a powerhouse! They say 1 serum is sold every 30 seconds! UNREAL! 🤯 and Caudalie is celebrating 15 years with this formula! 🎉 This serum is suitable for all skin times and works to reduce the appearance of * dark spots * pregnancy marks * acne marks * age related spots * hyperpigmentation and prevents them from reappearing It has a soft, subtle scent that I have grown to crave 🍋 🍊 🍉 When I catch the scent it makes me smile cause I know how good this is for my skin. It’s just a tad bit thicker than a water base. About 3-4 drops cover my entire face. I like to use this following my face wash, toners and after adding a bit of Hyaluronic Acid. It allows the product to move across my face easier. And for me, it also plays well with other actives. I can safely use this with my retinal. Apply morning and evening, to the face, neck and décolleté, before applying your moisturizer. Avoid eye contour Ingredient callouts: * Olive Squalane * Green Grape * Viniferine * Mint (scent) * Caraway (plant/scent) * Galbanum (plant/scent) I’ve gone through two of the 1 oz size bottles and I can safely say IT WORKS! I quickly saw a difference in my discoloration and it is great at keeping new acne spots from leaving their mark. This one is pricy at $79 for 1 oz but when you find something that works this well, it’s worth it! You can also get the limited edition size at 1.7 oz for $114 at Sephora. Caudalie products contain no parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils or animal-derived ingredients are used. This is an oil-free formula that is non photo-sensitizing. I actually started with the CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Brightening Solution Set for $79 and it comes with this serum, & CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream & CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence and they last me about two months. It’s well worth trying. And the products together I believe helped boost my results quicker. And you are basically getting the Night Cream and the Essence for FREE! No brainer!! The serum is the same size if purchased alone, 1 oz. I wish I had taken some before and after photos cause the results speak for themselves. I am going to take some shots of where my skin is at now and see how much more this serum can do. My only downfall, which is a hard pill for me to swallow, is Caudalie is not considered CF as they sell in China. They claim not to test on animals but have no control over what happens there 😞 Caudalie has perks of signing up on their site. Collect points towards free product! Get 20 points just for signing up! #contentcreator
CAUDALIE-Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Overnight Cream
Vitamin C for Brighter, Healthier Skin 🍊
Vitamin C is a beautiful skincare ingredient for all skin types! It’s an antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals in the environment. Because it is an antioxidant it helps your skin repair damaged cells. It’s anti-inflammatory as well as helps hyperpigmentation. I received the SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil in an old Boxycharm box and I tried it out for a few weeks. I decided to start using this because I had a lot of hyperpigmentation from old acne that I wanted to help fade. Sunday Riley claims that this oil is lightweight and addresses dark spots, dullness, uneven texture, and dryness (all which I have do to my dehydrated oily skin). I think the bottle is absolutely gorgeous (though because of the color it’s hard to tell if the vitamin C had oxidized or not) but that’s about all I liked about this product. They said it was lightweight but this oil is very heavy and slimy. I use oils in my routine all the time despite the oily skin but this one just didn’t agree with me. It felt super heavy every time I applied it. It also smells like play-doh which I’m not a fan of. I found that after a few weeks this was just an extra and unneeded step in my routine. It did nothing for me. It didn’t help with my hyperpigmentation, dullness, and texture. I just wasn’t a fan of this product.
SUNDAY RILEY-C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
I used to think caudalie was for older people like my mom and grandma 🙈 I’m not really sure what gave me this idea but it’s silly now that I think about it 😂 anyways a few months ago, I got a mini sample of the radiance serum and beauty elixir from sephora and fell in love! . The serum absorbs quickly and immediately brightens my complexion. I’m obsessed with the glow it gives my skin! It does feel sticky but goes away as soon as you apply moisturizer, so it’s not a problem to me. The beauty elixir is the most refreshing thing ever and smells like a spa! The smell was initially a bit too strong for my liking but I eventually got used to it. I love using this in the morning after I wash my face and before I start my routine because it makes me feel so awake! I’m also happy that the essential oils it contains didn’t break me out 😌
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