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xmetimex
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.
Dec. 20, 2020
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drunk elephant review with fungal acne🐘💗
as someone with fungal acne, buying the same products can be reaaallyyy boring. so this is my review of drunk elephant as someone with fungal acne!! * disclaimer, NONE of these products are fungal acne safe!! use at your own risk * DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser this cleansing balm doesn’t really emulsify when you activate it with water, leaving a really oily feeling😕 and doesn’t remove all my makeup DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample this is a really nice gentle foaming cleanser... and thats pretty much it. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum i love this serum! its a lovely gel serum that absorbs in quickly and is greak at oil control DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum this serum is a little tricky, i haven’t really noticed a difference in my skin in terms if brightness, i do have a bit of dark spots and they haven’t budged. not to mention this formulation is a rip off of the SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream this is a thicc moisturizer that surprisingly doesn’t leave my oily skin looking greasy af. its a good moisturizer for dry combo skin!  DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this moisturizer feels exactly like the lala retro... its just 8 dollars more expensive DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask this mask burns so bad the first 20 seconds but then it settles down. i really havent seen a difference in my skin so DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ive only used this oil a few times but wow it really makes your skin feel super soft and dewy DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm i love this lip balm but its 16 dollars and the claim are completely false! in conclusion, i wont be repurchasing anymore of drunk elephant products because in reality they are just good products... nothing too special ESPECIALLY for the price. they aslo didn’t want to provide information about the percentage of black employees during the Pull Up Or Shut Up movement so yeah. their aesthetic is cute but ive grown out of this phase 😀 like and save!! xo melanie
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dewybaby
Day N’ Night Serums
Honest these where the first two serums I’ve every tried and I refuse to change my ways! DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum and DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum I love the way my skin feels when I use them. Even thought I don’t not like the price tag, I can always count on the Sephora sales to save my pockets just a little bit.
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francesca_elaina

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✨ Propylene Glycol ✨
✨ Propylene Glycol ✨
My skin type is combo oily and my skin concern is acne, acne scars and dullness. . Propylene Glycol: A slightly thick liquid that has no scent or color. It is used in low concentrations in many products as a humectant and epidermal delivery agent. Basically that means it helps a product penetrate into the lipid bilayers of the epidermis and to help stabilize the formula so that it doesn’t change in extreme temperatures. It’s main functions are that it attracts water, lightly moisturizers, addresses visible signs of aging, enhances penetration, prevents water loss, and is safe for acne-prone skin. . Controversy: It seems to be common that “Clean Beauty” says to stay away from this ingredient. Misinformation about data that shows dramatic stores with prolonged use cause liver and kidney damage. However, these studies were done with the effects of inhalation or ingestion with large concentrations and over long periods of time. These levels aren’t relevant to how much is used in skincare or the form of use with skincare. There has also been confusion and blurred lines with its association with other glycols, like ethylene glycol (not used in cosmetic formulations). Both propylene and ethylene glycol are used in automotive applications and has caused skin irritations in some people, but when used at 100% concentration. It has no toxic effects when used topically and in the concentrations commonly used cosmetic formulations. . My Experience: I had honestly not heard about this ingredient until I started researching for this topic. I have been using the Kiehl's - Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 12.5% Vitamin C for the past couple of weeks and have noticed an improvement in my acne scars/overall glow/radiance. It hasn’t had an negative effects on my skin or caused any sensitivity. It is very lightweight and easily absorbs into my skin without leaving behind a greasy feeling. I also haven’t had any issues with pilling or painful reactions.
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Collegeskincare
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 12.5% Vitamin C
Kiehl's-Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 12.5% Vitamin C
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Serum: must or bust?
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Serum: must or bust?
I started looking for an intense Vitamin C serum when I noticed my acne scarring wasn’t disappearing as fast as it used to. After days of searching and contemplating, I finally decided on this OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum . My initial worry was: what if I waste all this money on something that does nothing for my skin? After a month of using it once a day, I can safely say: I am BLOWN AWAY! This serum smells like fresh oranges and even shimmers a bit in the light. I was wary of this, thinking maybe it would break me out—worry not. I have never broken out from this product. In fact, this significantly reduces the redness of my breakouts during and after they occur. They just heal faster! It usually takes my acne about a month to heal and look like a lil baby freckle (you know what I mean). With this, it took FOUR DAYS to look like that! After a month, acne spots are completely gone as if they never happened. And older, deep scarring—that I had given up on—now has the freckle look. This stuff is crazy! A change I didn’t expect, my face is SO even now. I didn’t even know it was uneven to begin with, lol! But now I look fresh everyday, like I’ve been getting weekly, hydrating facials for the past year. If your concerns are acne scarring, dullness, dryness, and uneven skin, I really recommend this. It is pricey, but it lasts a long time and is worth every penny. My skin has never looked so healthy. Do you guys use this serum? What are your thoughts on it? Do you have any other recommendations for healing acne spots/scarring? Thanks for reading! 🤍
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melodyn
Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
OLE HENRIKSEN-Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum
Works good on dark spots
Works good on dark spots
I often get dark spots from my acne and this does work to fade them away. It also is very smooth and makes you skin feel really soft. It's a runny product, I suggest a good shake before using and do not over use. I used it mainly at night and it was fine. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of aging. This product is a water-free suspension of 23% L-Ascorbic Acid powder.
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fun_w_skin
Anti-Aging Serum: Shani Darden Texture Reform
Anti-Aging Serum: Shani Darden Texture Reform
If you're looking to incorporate Retinol into your routine for that amazing anti-aging effect everyone is raving about but you have Sensitive skin or you've never used Retinol before, this is the product for you! Shani Darden actually created this for those clients who were looking for the amazing anti-aging benefits of her stronger Retinol Reform but without irritating their gentle skin. This was the case for me. I don't necessarily have overly sensitive skin, however, I'd never used Retinol products before so I wanted to introduce Retinol slowly to ensure that I didn't have any irritation from going too far too fast. That's what made this such a great product to start with! Texture Reform contains: Mild Retinoid: This will gently boost cellular turnover to improve skin texture. It works gradually so it makes it safe for those with sensitive skin to use. Lactic Acid: This helps exfoliate the skin, improve the texture of the skin, reduce scarring and decongest acne-prone skin. Niacinamide: Helps keep pores looking smooth, boosts collagen and improves skin's tone Aloe Vera: Soothes and calms the skin The product has a light and milky texture and feels light and absorbs quickly on the skin. Plus, you can tell it contains actual retinol due to the yellow tint of the color! And, not to worry - despite the fact that it's a milder Retinol, YOU WILL SEE RESULTS! After only a couple of uses, I could see a change in the texture of my skin! Overall, this product helped me reveal brighter skin, soften the look of fine lines, provide antioxidant protection and reduce the look of sun damage and dark spots (my personal favorite!) - ultimately changing the look of my skin in only a few weeks! It's the perfect time of year to introduce a Retinol into your skincare routine since the fall is upon us so, if you're new to Retinols, definitely check out Shani Darden Texture Reform! At $95, it certainly isn’t cheap but, the results make it well worth the price tag!
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thebeautifulmess
⁣drunkelephant products are am
⁣drunkelephant products are amazing, but this one in particular has significantly brightened my skin and helped my hormonal acne scars simmer down. This is the one thing I used religiously everyday ⁣Yes some may find it sticky as I did at first, but it dries pretty quickly. Once I religiously started using it I saw results. Also- I mix it with B-hydra almost everyday which really helps the consistency to rub in better and easier ✨⁣
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skincareglam
C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
Holy grails continued...
Holy grails continued...
One of my OG faves. Highly recommend to anyone. Great for acne prone or sensitive skin. Great if you have a hard time with conventional vitamin c serums. All around great for gentle and subtle hydration and brightening. Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum
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thebeautyhobbyist
Vitamin C Serum
Mad Hippie-Vitamin C Serum
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