Brighten dark spots💫OVERNIGHT💫
I'm sure like most of you, there are very few products that make a real difference for me overnight, and have earned high status in my skincare repertoire as repurchases and "holy grail" items. This Vitamin C, has. 🤍 Literally overnight I see a significant reduction in dark spots. After 5 days, my skin is smoother, more even, and has a glow. 🤍 Some important things to know about this product:
it's quite strong. Like all products please patch test on yourself and start out slow. I love mixing this with my collagen serum to dilute it a bit. If you are new to acids, I would not use this on night when you are using a strong acid exfoliator if your skin is not used to strong products. If you're an avid acid user, I still would not double up this with an acid more than 1x/week.
it will sting if you have any breakouts or open wounds. Sometimes this even stings a bit when I use it after an exfoliating mask. Again, start slow.
This is not a daytime Vitamin C. The texture is oily and a bit gritty. I don't mind this at all at night but don't recommend this during the day.
How I apply: Cleanse➡️toner or essence➡️Vit C + collagen serum➡️[wait 5+ minutes to let it absorb bc like I said it's a bit oily]➡️ night cream or oil.I've been using this in my routine for years now and I highly, highly recommend. For me, it's perfect to use every few weeks or so, whenever I've had some breakouts or spots that need fading, or before a big event to really improve my skin's tone. The best part, it's so affordable and lasts so long. If you're going to pick up this product and take anything away from this long post, start slow and dilute with a night cream or serum to help your skin acclimate and reduce any stinging. 💕 The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
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May 11, 2020
Kat.SHow many times a week would you recommend I use this? I’m new to using vitamin c, have just started tonight. There was a bit of tingling but it was manageable.
Aug. 4, 2020·2 likes
thehydratedhunnyI would start with 1x a week or 2x (spread out) because it's pretty strong. I'd also dilute it with your night cream or a HA serum. And avoid using it on the same night as other actives !
Aug. 5, 2020·1 like
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1 week update
thanks to all lovely beauties out there to take their time and add a comment on my last post. I was devastated by breakout, i was having from last 2-3 weeks and nothing seems to be working. Well i guess too many exfoliants was making my skin too sensitive so now i am back to basics. I have started what i was doing in the beginning and that seems to be working just fine. I think i was selfish to have a great skin in no time 🥴. If someone is just curious what i am doing right now then lets go to products. AM: ￼The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser ￼sukin - Pore Perfecting Toner Blemish Control it has tree oil which is good for acne prone skin ￼The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% ￼The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA ￼LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ as i have sensitive and oily skin this makes my face matte and oil free. I really like this one for oily skin or combination skin PM: ￼The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser ￼sukin - Pore Perfecting Toner Blemish Control ￼The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ￼The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (only on spots and acne 2-3 times a week) ￼The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA (once a week) ￼The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (once a week) ￼The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque (once a week) ￼The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane ￼tea tree oil only on spots Even if i have listed so many items i feel i have very basic skin care routine as most of the products are being used weekly or only 2-3 times a week. But in the end this routine is working out for me and i am seeing good progress which makes me happy. Again thanks to all who suggested me before ❤️❤️
Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines pt. 2
Hey y’all! This post is part 2 of my last post, which was me reviewing my followers skincare routines. That post would’ve been too long to do in one post, so here’s part 2! If you haven’t read part 1 I suggest you do, but this will still make sense if you haven’t. Someone messaged me concerned I was assuming pronouns, but I must assure you that I did ask. Our first routine comes from @matureskinwithErin. She starts off by cleansing with the#Murad - Resurgence Renewing Cleanser[products]#[TwoStars] which is $40 for 6.75 fl oz. This cleanser does have glycerin and a bunch of hydrating oils, but because of 2 ingredients I can’t in good faith support it. First is that it has fragrance, but the more important one is that it has lemon extract. Because lemon is a citrus fruit, it can be up to 5x more irritating in skincare. In general, you want to avoid all citrus extracts and oil. Next for a little bit of extra cleansing, she goes in with theBIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water which costs $14.90 for 16.7 fl oz. Because it’s a micellar water, there’s not a lot to say about it other than your getting a great deal. She then goes in with a Vitamin C serum, but I don’t know which one. I think is is unnecessary because of the next product that also has Vitamin C. Next she uses her LED light therapy mask (check out my resent post on these) with the#Paula’s Choice - RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum[products]#[FourStars] which costs $39 for 1 fl oz. This serum seems pretty good, even though it’s expensive. It has antioxidants including Vitamin E and C, Vitamin C also adds a brightening effect, and it has Ceramides, which help protect the skin from environmental damage such as pollution. Next she uses theDHC - Concentrated Eye Cream which is $35 for .7 fl oz. This eye cream seems to be really hydrating which is amazing for @matureskinwithErin’s dry skin! It has a lot of glycerin and squalane, both super hydrating ingredients, plus it has some cucumber extract, which is brightening and soothing. And finally she uses the#Paula’s Choice - CBD Oil + Retinol[products]#[FourStars] which is $54 for 1 fl oz. I do know that CBD oil and Retinol work great together to prevent severe aging, but as CBD oil is a new ingredient, there isn’t a ton of research. (For all about CBD check out my post on it) Not to mention this product also has Squalane! I think it’s a great product overall! BUT again we need some moisturizer and sunscreen! If y’all need recommendations, I can totally make a post and them! Our next routine comes from @EZ. She starts off by cleansing with the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser which is $14 for 16 fl oz. This a a great cleanser for normal to dry skin, and it had both glycerin and hylauronic acid. Next she goes in with the#Tonymoly - Vital Vita 12 Poresole Ampoule[products]#[ThreeStars] which costs $20 for 1 fl oz. This serum has a super long ingredients list, which is generally not a good thing in serums. Let’s start with the positives: this serum has Nicinamide, glycerin, squalane, lactic acid, Vitamin C, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid. The issue is that in between these awesome ingredients are tons of essential oils and extracts that can potentially irritate the skin. I went through and counted. There are 7 essential oils, and 12 extracts. If this product doesn’t irritate your skin @EZ, keep using it, but I have to warn people with sensitive skin to stay away. Now @EZ also uses 2 other treatments, but she never uses all 3 on the same day, which is an amazing practice to avoid irritation. Yes, your skin can breakout from too many ingredients! Now her first alternate treatment is#The Ordinary - Nicinamide serum[products]#[FiveStars] which is $5.90 for 1 fl oz. As you know, this is one of my favorite serums, super simple and efficient. Her other alternative treatment is the ordinary The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% which is $5.80 for 1 fl oz. The main ingredient in this is of course Vitamin C, and it also has a lot of squalane. So in her post she mentions that she has to mix this with her moisturizer otherwise it stings her face. I know exactly why. Most products with Vitamin C are formulated with 10-15%. Anything over this can be too much for people with sensitive skin such as @EZ because Vitamin C is very strong. I suggest you stop using this immediately, even mixed with moisturizer, because it’s clear your skin isn’t a fan. She also has 2 moisturizers that she switches out for. Her normal moisturizer is theCeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin which costs $11.99 for 8 fl oz. This a a super simple hydrating moisturizer which is great for combination skin like @EZ has. Her other moisturizer is theI DEW CARE - Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream which costs $23 for 1.69 fl oz. This is an interesting 2 in 1 moisturizer that you mix together. However I hate it. Here are the positives: glycerin, and nicinamide. And the negatives: it has a ton of fragrance, and a ton of irritating extracts and oils. One of those being lemon extract, which is awful. And finally she ends with a sunscreen with spf 50 (she doesn’t say which one). She says her sunscreen is greasy, so leave recommendations for her in the comments. I recommend theSupergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 and theLA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios Dermo-Kids Gentle Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60 . So here’s what I’d do @EZ: keep your cleanser, keep your 2 serums because they seem to work for you, ditch the Vitamin C cream, and ditch the I Dew Care moisturizer. Keep the other moisturizer though and hunt for a sunscreen you love. Alright y’all that’s all I have for today, but look out for pt. 3 coming sometime next week. Please cheer for this post, comment below your sunscreen recommendations for combination sensitive skin, and follow me for similar content! -Mae
5 Reasons Why I Love TO’s Niacinamide Serum
I first heard about The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum when I was searching for brightening serums last year. While my combination skin rarely ever breaks out, I do have some dark marks left over from the occasional pimples that I would like to disappear, or at least, improve in appearance. So I ordered TO’s Niacinamide Serum, crossing my fingers and hoping that it’s actually effective. It’s been almost a whole year later and I’m already on my third bottle of this serum. I have to say, I love it more and more as time goes by! Here are the 5 reasons why. 1. It lightens up my dark spots. It’s not a very dramatic change, mind you, but it does lighten my dark spots quite noticeably. I guess I’ll have to use a few more bottles of this serum if I want to completely lighten them. 2. It smoothens my skin’s texture. I can't believe just how nice it is to glide your fingers over your skin and not feel any bumps! 3. It provides much-needed moisture. My skin never feels dry when I have this serum on. I think it’s successful in locking in the moisture from my essence, too. 4. It doesn’t make my skin oily. Even though it moisturizes my skin, it doesn’t make my face look oily or greasy. This is very important to me because I really like keeping my face matte. 5. It makes me look fresh in the morning. Who doesn’t like seeing that healthy glow on their face when they wake up in the morning? Definitely not me! Can you guess what my overall rating is? 💋💋💋💋💋 5 out of 5 kisses! I really enjoy using this product and I think I’ll keep using it for the future, at least until I find a worthy replacement. Hopefully not, though! If you have some dark spots and you’re having a hard time reducing their appearance, you may want to try out The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum! You can get it for only $5.90 on the Cherie website! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Have you tried this product before? Loved it, hated it? Let me know in the comments!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary 10% Niacinamide + zinc 1%
Niacinamide is great for reducing oil and sebum production in the skin. Niacinamide is also a brightening agent which will help calm down redness and irritation in the skin. The zinc will also help reduce redness and ideation in the skin. - I like to use this product a couple times a week. After using this product for about 4 months I have seen less redness in my skin. This product really helps my acne scars and I notice that the spots go away within a couple of days. I’m almost out of this product and I already have a back up.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Quick Guide To Using Niacinamide For Bright Skin
For someone like me who has combination skin and plenty of dark marks, niacinamide is definitely heaven-sent. Niacinamide is basically vitamin B3 in its active form. This ingredient is known to ease redness, lighten dark spots, and minimize pore appearance. Currently, I use niacinamide products regularly as part of my night routine. Prior to using this, I was using AHA products for the micro peel effect, but I stopped because I read on several blogs that niacinamide and AHA can’t be used together. So, how do I use niacinamide on my skin? I actually have two products containing this ingredient: an essence and a serum. After washing my face and applying toner, I use my palms to apply Nacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence. Next, I follow it up with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I then apply eye cream to my eye area to prevent wrinkles. Lastly, I use my favorite night cream to leave my skin moisturized overnight. Nacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence is a lightweight essence that gets absorbed quickly into the skin. TO Niacinamide serum is a crowd-favorite for a reason – it’s very effective in brightening up the skin and lightening any hyperpigmentation. That said, some people have reported getting breakouts or other adverse products from this serum, so check the ingredients list first if you happen to be sensitive to an ingredient or two. 💋💋💋💋💋 5 out of 5 kisses for Niacinamide! I’ve been using niacinamide products for a good part of the year now and I’ve seen some noticeable differences in my skin. Niacinamide helped my skin go from dull to bright in just a short period of time. Say bye-bye to dark spots with this HG-worthy ingredient!
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
My favourite 2020 cult classic | 😱👏🏻🔑
The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% We all know by now that The Ordinary and their clean, well-priced, no filler line is here to stay. This product seems to have blown up almost overnight, taking the stage and being crowned 2020's most cult coveted skincare item (a close second to Cerave face wash due to Hyram's own fame)...and for good reason. Their Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum is incredible. I use this guy as part of my night time routine and my pores have been obsessed with it for nearly two years now. What I love about it: ✨ Niacinamide, particularly when partenered with zinc, is a tough match for visible pores, blemishes, and oily little sebum glands who leave those annoying bumps on our faces. ✨ This stuff is gentle but effective. Suitable for many skin types, it doesn't leave a residue for those with oily spots, but won't leave you dried out, and has a low risk of causing irritation. ✨ Niacinamide is also effective in brightening skin tone, so not only will you be removing acne and reducing pore size, but this powerhouse can also help brighten up dark spots and deeper scarring. Truly a one hit wonder that covers all bases. ✨ Zinc, while in lower quantity in this product, is super important for your skin. It's an active anti-inflammatory that assists in protecting and regenerating your precious collagen. It can be a game changer when it comes to wound healing, so slathering it onto blemishes that got a little irritated is key. This stuff has been flying off of shelves and out of stock at Sephora more often than not, but absolutely try to get your hands on it. You'll be happy you did, and despite a possible short-term purging stage when you're becoming acquainted, it'll end up the most loyal skincare BFF you have. 👯♀️ Have you guys tried this out? What do you think? How about any other 2020 cult favs or Hyram-approved products? 💊
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The ordinary vitamin C Honest review
Vitamin C 23% + HA Spheres 2% 5.80$ CAD & USD Texture: Comes out the tube as a cream but as you rub it it becomes like a balm. It has a grainy textures. Claims: “Brightens the skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of aging” - deciem’s website Why did I get this product? I got this product because I’ve read about all the benefits that vitamin C offers, since I’m dealing with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation I decided to get it. My experience with this product: Let’s go back to what I said about the texture it feels grainy whenever I use it I feel like I’m scratching my face and tearing my skin. When you rub it on skin it turns into a balm and it made my skin so greasy. I didn’t not like the packaging whatsoever I feel like whenever I try to get some product out of the tube so much comes out. If you have sensitive skin this is not for you since the vitamin C is at such a pourcentage it might burn your skin. I didn’t notice any difference within my skin while using this product. While using this product my skin reacted badly to it and started breaking out and now I’m dealing with the dark spots that those breakouts left. My overall opinion. As much as I love the ordinary this was one of the product that I personally did not like using and will probably not repurchase ever again. Follow @skincarewithshely on Instagram for more reviews.
The Ordinary-Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin
I have been trying the alpha arbutin 2% + HA for about a month now. I use it about 2-3 times a week a night. Alpha arbutin is suppose to help uneven skin tone and dark spots. I got this because I wanted to see it compared the their Niacinamide because Niacinamide also helps with uneven skin texture. I’m really liking the alpha arbutin texture and how it feels on my skin. The Niacinamide can sometimes feel a little too dry on my skin. I’ve noticed that the dark spots from previous acne on my chin has lightened up but that’s about it. I will continue to try this out.The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
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