I've never spoke so highly about any kind of skincare or
💫 𝖬𝖾𝖾𝖻𝖺𝗄 𝖱𝖾𝗏𝗂𝖾𝗐 💫 . Cica Serum & Cica Cream I've been super excited to tell you all about these products, because I feel like I've found a couple hidden Gems or something! The price, being around $20 for each is an amazing deal for the quality of these products, and adding the fact that they're sold on amazon and not some fancy online retailer, really blows my mind. They do not test on animals, and are Sulphate, Phthalate, & Paraben free. Made in Korea, and distributed in California. Interested yet? Keep on reading. . Both the Serum and the Cream target 6 specific skin concerns, with the priority being Age Repair & Moisturization. The Cica Serum focuses on Firmness, Hydration, Brightening, Moisture Balance, Vitalising, and Refining The Skins Barrier. While the Cica Cream focuses on Firmness, Elasticity, Moisture Balance, Moisture Barrier, Vitalising, and Refining The Skins Barrier. . Both made with those skin loving ingredients we adore, like Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Peptides, & Centella Asiatica. They work to sooth damaged skin and promote a healthier skin barrier, boost hydration, strengthen the skins moisture barrier which weakens overtime with age, and help improve skins texture & tone while brightening. . Now, I'll be totally honest with you. I've never spoke so highly about any kind of skincare or beauty products from Amazon, but these products here I stand behind 100% and I will give a comparison of what these products remind me of in terms of quality, the way they feel on the skin, their texture, ect. Amazing! They remind me of Tatcha products, expecually the Cica Cream. It reminds me of the Tatcha Water Cream, and performed just as good, if not better for me anyway. This is what I meant when I said in the beginning I found hidden Gems. My point is that they made be sold on Amazon, but your getting Sephora, top notch quality. . Be sure to check them out, and if your looking for something new to add in your skincare regime at an affordable price, this is it.
Sep. 27, 2019
I've had the absolute pleasure of trying this TIMEBOMB Throwback Thursday Peel and Reveal. It's an overnight AHA peel packed with glycolic, lactic, citric and malic acids to gently and effectively exfoliate whilst you sleep followed by a dermabreasion cream (physical exfoliant) formulated with dermatological grade alumina oxide fine-edged micro crystals to buff away leftover dead skin cells that might be clinging on the morning after. My thoughts? The peel was kind and gentle, didn't make my skin feel dry or tight and I didn't even notice it was on to be honest, it feels like a great serum. The dermabreasion cream was soft, creamy and so much more easy going and gentler than I thought it was going to be, it was actually really soothing and satisfying, wasn't scratchy or harsh at all. My results? Super soft, calm and glowing skin. My AM routine products absorbed with ease and went on a dream. My partner even commented on my skin, which is rare because I'm pretty spotty at the moment. This little duo is the ultimate treat for a once a week exfoliation.
. . This brand is all about creating truthful, quality products and explaining each ingredient and the purpose / function of it in the products. These products are formulated using natural and organic products as much as possible, but there are also ingredients backed by science that are included to create the best products for the best results. . . From the packaging to the formulas I’m really impressed with both products already! The serum is a milky thicker serum (reminds me of the caudalie radiance serum consistency). I love the unique dropper and it soaks in so nicely! The cream has a very “bouncy” and lightweight texture. It soaks in nicely as well. The scent of both of them is just clean and fresh IMO. . .
For Texture today I’ll show you In Fiore. I discovered this brand on Beauty Habit just browsing around. I seriously can kill an hour just looking at everything on that site. If you want to find well curated indie beauty brands this is a great place to look The stunning red glass should be enough to peak your interest. In Fiore is the product of Julie Elliot who is inspired by old-world apothecaries, history’s alchemists and antiquated 18th-century formulas. She “looks at ingredients as characters, each with a role to play, working to bring them together with a harmonizing agent”. I’ve only dabbled in the line and have a huge wishlist Fleur Vibrante—I love this balm. It’s got beta carotene, lycopene, antioxidant lipids. Best for uneven skin tone and fatigued complexions Complexe de Fleur—This creamy elixir has beta-carotene, aloe vera and microalgae to help smooth, firm, preserve elasticity and radiance. Best for fatigued and dull complexions. I haven’t gotten to try this one yet. It’s on my rotate into the routine soon pile Calme Complex—My favorite facial oil of the two I’ve tried. This is great for calming as it soothes sensitive, reactive, and irritated skin. A mix of rose, blue chamomile, ylang-ylang, and fatty acids. Best for dry, sensitive, and fatigued skin Pur Complexe—Clarifying & radiance boosting to help balance oil production and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and blemishes. Neroli, evening primrose & fatty acids. Best for acneic and combination/normal-to-oily complexions
prioriskincare Naturals line I was excited to try it out. While I have nothing against chemical ingredients and will gravitate toward strong acids, turmeric is one of my favorite natural skincare ingredients. As a brightener, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory agent, it targets all of my skin goals! Here are my first impressions on two turmeric-based Priori, the Illumination Treatment and the Skin Restore Creme: . .✨Illumination Treatment TTC fx320: In addition to TTC, this also has grape seed extract (the key ingredient in all of my favorite Caudalie products) and licorice (a core ingredient in another radiance boosting love of mine, Sunday Riley's Good Genes). It will take a while for me to assess if it has any brightening benefit, but I do love how clean this feels. The consistency is like a thick, luxurious paste, and it smells like earthy grapes. . . 💧Skin Restore Cream TTC fx340: This is another lightweight cream whose list of ingredients is impressive. It also has TTC and grape seed extract, as well as moisture-barrier strengthening ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, aloe, and shea butter. There's even a touch of lactic acid at the end of the ingredients list for a subtle resurfacing glow. This also has a pleasant earthy scent to it, with a citrus twist. It smells and feels unique, which is why I'm excited to start including this into my routine.
PRIORI-TTC fx320 Illumination Treatment
drunkelephant Protini Polypeptide Cream vs paulaschoice Peptide Booster! . 🔍 Most of the general info r.e price, texture, INCI you’ll find on the infograph slides... but to expand more on my thoughts: . 🔍 Despite both being dedicated peptide products - they both only have 2 Peptides in common and most of the common ingredients are the amino acids (that are usually sold together as raw materials). DE is heavy on Human Growth Factors, where-as the PC Booster contains more ‘drone’ Peptides that are very specific in that they target - I.E Azelaoyl Bis-dipeptide-10 is a peptide derived from an Azelaic Acid molecule that targets skin tone. For that reason I find the results of both quite different: . 🔍 PROTINI RESULTS: Protini has made the biggest impact on my skin in regards to redness, skin resilience and moisture retention. I have seen subtle brightening over the past few months, but use this more for the amazing results r.e skin barrier function. . 🔍 PEPTIDE BOOSTER RESULTS: With this Booster, I have seen the most results with my skin tone (brighter, more even), and surface hydration - my skin is incredibly plump the morning after using this. Likewise, this does reduce redness, but not as effectively as Protini. . 🔍 Usually, I don’t like to have too many similar products in my routine that serve the same function/ingredients, but I have been really enjoying both for separate reasons + benefits so I imagine I’ll continue using + alternating both. Most people I know will prefer to pick one so to conclude: . 🔍 PROTINI - for suffer sensitivity, redness, scarring/textural issues or a compromised barrier. 🔍 PC PEPTIDE BOOSTER/ For pigmentation/skin tone, hydration + fine lines. .
LANEIGE Time Freeze Essence, Eye Serum and Intensive Cream. Being a long-time user of the brand, I was thinking that now that I’m entering my 30s, it’s time to upgrade my skincare routines; moving from their brightening (White Plus Renew) to anti-aging skincare line, Time Freeze so I got these 3 products to try. Another reason would be, I really liked their Firming Sleeping Mask which was later added to the Time Freeze line becoming Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask even better than the Water Sleeping Mask. After incorporating them for about 3 weeks into my routine, my skin felt terribly uncomfortable as I had major breakouts along my jawline and that’s when I decided to move to another anti-aging skincare line from different brand. Overall, 2/5. The textures were really nice and easily applied on skin but maybe I can go back to this skincare line in my 40s as the formula is too intense for me right now.
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