acne / eczema prone combo skin
One of my newest HG finds in 2020
peach slices - Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner Ever since I’ve tried the snail mask from tonymoly I’ve been curious about other snail products. So when peach slices launched their newest line I jumped on it. It also claims to help Fungal acne! For those who doesn’t like to read or have time to read, long story short: HOLY GRAIL. ADD TO YOUR LIST. NOW. For those who like details 👇🏻 This toner is one of their SNAIL RESCUE products which focus on three main ingredients- SNAIL MUCIN <antibacterial, gentle exfoliate>, CICA <healing, anti inflammatory> & HA < 💦 > (all of my faves- yes even snail secretions). Brownie points: Cute packaging. Major points- Affordable! $16.99 & under for each. 💯 🙌🏻🙇🏻♀️ I jumped on these like it was thirsty Thursday after seeing “zap zits fast” & “targets hyperpigmentation”. So this toner has a light weight watery consistency with a touch of silky feel to it. It’s slightly thicker than regular toners but it will prob go unnoticed if you’re using a cotton pad or in a hurry. Cause the skin will vacuum it right up. My skin inhaled it like it hasn’t been breathing for years. Anyways, WOW. My skin is happy. It’s breathing. I see major results especially with the small-regular pimples in just DAYS. My skin is clearer! Brighter and hydrated. Wow. THE SORCERY. I use this toner with the moisturizer from the same line as my AM and PM routine and has transformed my skin into skin I can wear in confidence without tinted moisturizers or make up. I haven’t felt like that in a while. So naturally this product became one of my HGs in 2020. Highly recommend it! I will definitely repurchase and buy tons to gift out!
peach slices-Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner
One of my HGs in 2020
peach slices - Snail Rescue All-in-One Oil Free Moisturizer Have you tried snail products before? No worries, no snails were harmed in the process! They’re cruelty free. So I’ve been using this moisturizer for a month and half now as part of my AM & PM routine. I’ve tried a snail mask from tonymoly and I loved what it did for my skin so I was interested to see how this product would perform. Especially when this product claims to help with Fungal acne as well. For those who doesn’t like to read or have time to read, long story short: HOLY GRAIL. ADD TO YOUR LIST. NOW. For those who like details 👇🏻 This moisturizer is one of Peachslices newest launch line: SNAIL RESCUE; which focuses on three main ingredients- SNAIL MUCIN <antibacterial, gentle exfoliate>, CICA <healing, anti inflammatory> & HA < 💦 > (all of my faves- yes even snail secretions). Brownie points: Cute packaging. Major points- Affordable! $16.99 & under for each. 💯 🙌🏻🙇🏻♀️ I jumped on these like it was thirsty Thursday after seeing “zap zits fast” & “targets hyperpigmentation”. This moisturizer has a lightweight gel consistency that slides around skin easily and is absorbed into skin effortlessly. It gives my combo acne eczema prone skin the balance it wants - hydrate but doesn’t clog. Non sticky. A glow that makes me blush when I look in the mirror. My skin is brighter, clearer & I’M HAPPIER. I’m still human. I still eat a bunch of junk, SUGAR. Diet plays a huge role so to see improvements like this just amazes me. My skin is totally at its best and I’m so proud (until I became naughty and over picked my skin during extractions two days ago.. shame on me). I kid you not. My skin was beautiful. I also like to add, you know that sticky Drunk elephant c firma serum? I apply this right after that serum and it neutralizes the stickiness and pushes all into my skin. I love this moisturizer and it’s an empty soon. I am so happy I tried this moisturizer and will surely get more for backups and gifting. It is one of those products that will work for all skin types. Although it has gotten cooler and my skin turns from combo oily to combo dry, this moisturizer alone doesn’t provide enough hydration for me. So I like to layer a heavier cream on at night over this. My skin is loving it. I highly recommend it!
peach slices-Snail Rescue All-in-One Oil Free Moisturizer
Another hyperpigmentation serum option
DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum I’ve been curious about DE for a while since it has unique packaging at Sephora plus I love elephants so naturally I wanted to try this brand. This serum is a day serum containing 15% L Ascorbic acid, Ferulic Acid, 1% vitamin E the triple whammy that helps out each other for the synergistic effect of firming, brightening and as an environmental protector (esp with spf) . This also has exfoliating properties with Pumpkin ferments & pomegranate enzymes to minimize the appearance of pores. This serum has a lightweight gel texture that appears light yellow color which feels thicker as I rub into skin. It leaves a tacky/sticky feeling which is a point deducted by many. Personally for myself I’m not bothered by it as I can apply a water gel moisturizer or a hydrating serum to neutralize the stickiness. But the point deduction comes from the price. It’s $80 for 30ml. It does reduce scarring and gives my skin a glow with consistent use. My skin does feel plumper and bouncier. I also like that it didn’t irritate my eczema/acne prone sensitive skin since some vit c products can cause irritation. What I don’t like is how I can’t stock up on it at the risk of losing its potency at the price paid which I’m more likely to do when there is a rare sale. Bummer. So now I tend to seek out niacinamide products for hyperpigmentation treatment since they last longer on shelves. I do recommend it if you don’t mind stickiness, have products that can neutralize it and can splurge. But there are cheaper options out there.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
One of my fave hyperpigmentation serums
ORIGINS - Dr. Andrew Weil For Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum I had problematic skin prior to starting origins. Clinique acne line ruined my skin creating full face acne, scarring, enlarged pores, huge sensitivities, etc. So, when I started using origins products, my goal was to calm my skin, since the acne line lead to my discovery that I also have eczema prone skin on top of my sensitive skin. I loved dr Weils line so gradually that line lead to dr Weils mega bright line. My first product from this line was the SPF moisturizer (also my first spf product.. I know yikes! I started using spf in my late teens/early adulthood. Seeing how well my skin reacted to the moisturizer I decided I wanted to try the serum. WOW. The bottle you’re looking at is prob my 7th bottle (after trying other products in between, I tend to come back to this one often). This serum has a thick silky cream/gel texture kind of like a thin emollient texture if you will.. that just flawlessly absorbs into skin. It looks like it will remain on the surface from its texture but honestly my skin just absorbs it up. No stickiness or tackiness at all. ZERO. My skin feels super soft and 2-3 weeks into it my skin will look brighter, less pigmented/scarring and wayyy soft. It has a light refreshing scent that just soothes my nerves. Best of all, I can always rely on this serum since it’s gentle on my sensitive skin prone to eczema. I absolutely love this serum, one of my favorites! Ingredients include Rosa roxburghii, white peony and licorice. It is $84 for 50ml so it can be hefty on the wallet, but totally think it’s worth the splurge.
ORIGINS-Dr. Andrew Weil For Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum
One my fave SPFs
KEEP COOL - Soothe Bamboo Sun Essence SPF50+ I only love a few SPFs. The lists narrows especially with mandatory mask wearing. But I’m glad I can add this to the short list. Affordable option to add to your list of protecting goods. It has a light-moderate weight cream consistency. Not a watery consistency I love but it’s just right to keep my combo eczema/acne prone skin hydrated (any extra hydration is always good since it’s getting cooler) & feeling comfortable with a mask on. It isn’t sticky like some SPFs I’ve used in the past & does not pill upon reapplications. I absolutely love how it applies. So smoothly! Then my skin soaks it up and leaves my skin soft and like I never applied the feeling of spf! You know how spf leaves that shine, slight tackiness behind? Well not this one! No white cast & clogging pores underneath the mask. YES YOU NEED TO WEAR SPF UNDER YOUR MASK. Love the packaging! Totally recommend it! I already have a back up! I can’t get enough of this!
KEEP COOL-Soothe Bamboo Sun Essence SPF50+
One of my HGs!
FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum I love my @farmacybeauty Honeymoon Glow serum. It has been a fave for years now. I recall when I first used it, WOW. I stumbled upon this when I was browsing at Sephora. I was curious about this since I liked the Honey Potion. This 3 in 1 night serum resurfaces, hydrates & clarifies with 14% AHA/BHA/gentle flower acid blend, hyaluronic acid, and proprietary honey blend. My sensitive eczema prone skin loves this lightweight watery oily emulsion that soaks into skin easily. It lowkey smells like burnt honey? Im not the best at describing scents. It leaves the skin subtly glowing. If you’re not use to acids it might sting! But it shouldn’t last long. If I have to compare it to DE baby facial, DE burned the entire time I had it on the first time. This did not when I first used it, it was more like tiny prickles that goes away in seconds. Initially, I worry it would irritate my eczema prone skin so I start with once a week and gradually increase to 2-3 times a week. It doesn’t irritate my skin at all while lightening up my hyperpigmentation. My skin is smooth, soft, pores who? & pimples what? I always come back to this serum when I need extra help with my skin. So I’m glad I bought this during the Sephora sale & now it’s back on my shelf cause those maskne isn’t a joke AND I’m prepping for a huge hormonal breakout since I finally decided to get off of hormones. I hope my cramping behaves now that I’m older 😂 . I highly recommend this product! But with all products always patch test first.
FARMACY-Honeymoon Glow Serum