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THE BEST INGREDIENTS FOR HYPERPIGMENTATION
Tired of hyperpigmentation and dark spots? 🙋🏽♀️ Here are the 10 best ingredients 🙌🏼 Spf: sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 elta md SKINCARE - UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 COOLA - Classic Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF 30 COOLA - Full Spectrum 360° Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 18 Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 Vitamin C SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum SKINCEUTICALS - Phloretin CF Prevent Serum Antioxidant Treatment PETER THOMAS ROTH - Potent-C Vitamin C Power Serum YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum Azelaic Acid The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% NATURIUM - Azelaic Topical Acid 10% PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster Kojic Acid LA ROCHE-POSAY - MELA-D PIGMENT CONTROL GLYCOLIC ACID SERUM SKINCEUTICALS - Discoloration Defense Skin Discoloration Serum Transexamic Acid NATURIUM - Tranexamic Topical Acid 5% THE inkey LIST - Tranexamic Acid Hyperpigmentation Treatment GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum Murad - Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum
THE ORDINARY HAUL UPDATE
the products I have purchased have been amazing, I'm absolutely in love my morning routine now is cleanse with squalaneThe Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser apply TO The Ordinary - Amino Acids + B5 then moisturize with CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream and what I forgot to put in my first post, I finish off with sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 before my makeup evening, cleanse again, use the The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution(please don't use if you have sensitive skin) my skin is used to retinoids from previous attempts at fixing my skin, and this product leaves me feeling clean, but sensitive skin can have a very different reaction then I mix together The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5withThe Ordinary - 100% Niacinamide Powder it comes with a little scoop and I use the recommended 1/4 scoop mixed with the hyaluronic acid. then I use the same moisturizer Now let's talk about my thoughts! I love the cleanser, it leaves me smooth, not dry, not right, but I feel super clean like the days dirt is just gone which is fantastic. the purge process has definitely started, but I just use acne patches and the purge so far isn't that bad. mixing the niacinamide with hyaluronic has been fantastic for me! I never liked the niacinamide with zinc, the zinc irritated my skin and I would get these pustules along my jaw bone which haven't made an appearance since I switched, so it was definitely the zinc. the amino acid serum, this one I'm conflicted. it has helped in preventing breakouts while wearing makeup, but it's so watery I would've preferred if it came in a spray bottle for easier application. not sure if I'd repurchase the hyaluronic could probably do what it's been doing to my skin. and the toner! arguably the most controversial of these products. this has helped brighten my skin so far, and my pores look so much smaller! that's probably the hydrating products I've been using, but I also haven't gotten blackheads clogging said pores either so I think it's a bit of both! I'm curious to see how effective this routine will be during my more hormonal days, I will continue to update!
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🍌Moisturizing Zinc Oxide lip balms under $5🩹
When I first tried Sun Bum mineral SPF 30 lip balm, I tried the black tube, called “Signature SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm” I remember scanning the ingredients for both & they seemed identical, & I thought their only difference was a packaging thing & slight price increase... I finally found out the difference... unfortunately after purchasing 4 of them with my last Ulta order oops 😂 🍌😖BANANA FLAVOR/FRAGRANCE! 🍌sun bum - Mineral Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30 $3.99/.15 oz So, I was pretty disappointed to find out this was not the same product I’d already tried & loved. Though the ingredients are identical aside from what is listed as ‘flavor’ on ulta’s site ingredient list, & listed as ‘fragrance’ on the tube’s ingredient label... I found this formulation to be less creamy than the “signature” version. It sorta has this gritty texture in the balm, I’ve encountered this with balms with very natural ingredients, it’s not gritty once on lips, it just feels like that on the stick (see photos) 🍌Ok, the banana flavor/fragrance is just not for me. I certainly wouldn’t have purchased if I had known, but I’ll use them... eventually.. ugh I really don’t like them, just not worth the hassle of returning for 16 bucks. 🐈⬛THIS GUY HOWEVER... sun bum - Signature SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm $4.99/.15 oz Is wonderful! It’s fragrance free & both use 8% reef safe Zinc Oxide as their sun protectant. Great creamy texture, & a natural almond oil/Shea butter type scent. I love that it’s super affordable & full of great stuff like Sweet Almond oil ( 1st ingredient ) , Jojoba seed oil, Shea butter, Argan oil & Vitamin E. It’s free of parabens, mineral oils & all kinds of nasty stuff, it’s also cruelty free & hypoallergenic! So unless banana flavor is your thing, I only recommend the one in the black tube🐈⬛ It’s available on Sun Bum’s site & maybe other places, but Ulta has the banana one only😞🍌
Lip balms I rated 4-5⭐️Which would I repurchase?
🤷🏻♀️I think I can be a generous reviewer at times...though I try to be as thorough as I can with product description & personal experience, sometimes it’s still difficult to choose how many ⭐️s to rate a product. I try to use x for a while before reviewing, but I’ll admit, I do get excited about something new sometimes, so I’ll do what I label: a ‘First Impressions’ review. I stand behind all of my reviews, it’s just me & my products, no PR or anything. However, when I feel like my opinion of a product greatly changes after time, ima let you guys know! 💄So this brings me to a first of a kind post for me... I’m a real lip balm addict, definitely one of my favorite products to try. Unless I absolutely hate it, I’ll empty every one to the last application lol. Why waste it since I use it so often in my dry climate🏔 ⛄️All these babies are on empty (+1 more in the next slide I forgot about & in all honesty, I already ate the cookie) 🏁So I’ll share how I feel about them now & which one I would repurchase (a couple I already have!) Full review of each in previous posts. ➕Let’s start with the positives! Rating went up: ALGENIST - Genius Liquid Collagen Lip Old rating: 4⭐️$35/.34 oz I used this for 6 weeks before a review due to the nature of the product. Though they claim it can work in 10 days, I wanted to give it a fighting chance. I had rated this 4⭐️ because I loved everything about it, but no my lips did not get bigger. (extensive before/after pics in my old review) So it will not change lip size, but hear me out... This has been a phenomenally effective lip serum, I don’t think I can give it up now! When my lips are super dry, this is what I reach for. The formula & ceramic applicator are cooling, but even in this cold weather I looove it. You massage lips & they become alive & healthy looking! Layer a balm over once the formula soaks in- think of it as a lip serum💕So yes, though $ I will repurchase, large amount-it’s lasted 5+ months! Stayed the same: ARMANI beauty - Neo Nude Ecstasy Balm $34/.1 oz 001 Sooo luxurious & silky with Caper oil as a moisturizer. I have repurchased here & there, but due to the $, can’t make it a regular thing. unpa.Cosmetics - Bubi Bubi Lip Ampoule $9/.35 oz New ultimate fav! Already repurchased & got 1 for my bf! sun bum - Signature SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm $5/.15 oz Nothin fancy, but my go-to lip balm w/SPF. Great ingredients & price. Definite repurchase! ...went down: UZ - 38°C/99°F LIP TREATMENT Old rating: 4⭐️$20/.21 oz ±0 This treatment balm has very hefty claims; one being “you won’t need lip balm again” The tube is beautiful, but due to its shape, you can’t get any product on the applicator after a bit, texture is too thick. TRULY - Unicorn Fruit Lip Plumping Balm Old rating: 5⭐️$14/1 oz The 1 oz jar is a lot, but the moisture won’t last & if it melts it’s🗑
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My new fav sunscreen
Heyyy! I have been struggling to find a sunscreen that I actually like, that doesn’t have a whitecast, and doesn’t have a tint that is too dark for me.... and I finally found it!!! This sunscreen applies sheer, is semi mattifying, but keeps my skin dewy! It isn’t too bad to layer up a few layers when reapplying throughout the day, and it makes my skin feel amazing! I have tried the FAB sunscreen, and wasn’t a huge fan. This is so much cheaper & I can purchase it from Amazon! sun bum - Mineral Face Lotion SPF 30
Hey y’all! Jumping on the trend, here is my day/night skincare routine MINUS treatments, because I simply could not fit them in!!! Morning: Cleanser Toner 3 serums 2 “eye” creams (I use Purito for my smile & forehead lines, inkey for my inner corner eye because it is super dry due to allergies) Water cream moisturizer Sunscreen Lip balm/salve Evening/Night: Cleansing balm Salicylic acid cleanser Toner 2 serums 2 “eye” creams Moisturizer Vaseline stick balm (dry eyes again) Lip balm/salve Treatments I use: THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment I use this as an acne spot treatment when I feel like I need it The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA I use this once a week as my chemical exfoliant THE inkey LIST - Retinol Serum I use this once a week, currently working it Into my routine (on my second week) & over my moisturizer How am I doing? Any recommendations? Let me know below! PS- I like a huge routine because it makes me feel bougie. I know many of these are not necessary, but I like to use them regardless 😄
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Lips need love too 💋❤️
Ok even though we don’t experience cold temps in SoCal during winter (today was 72 degrees and sunny) the humidity levels definitely drop, which leaves my lips dry and often chapped. Fortunately for me, I have a thing for lip balms. Here are the ones that I currently have on rotation: 🌞 Daytime - SPF is important for your lips too: ￼Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 extremely minty, but creates a great barrier to trap moisture. SPF 25. ￼sun bum - Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30 really love this one when I’m at the beach (yes we go to the beach in February.) It smells like coconut sunscreen and reminds me of summer BBQs at the beach. SPF 30. ￼Neutrogena - Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20 this is a tinted lip balm (I get the Sunny Berry color.) The shade is the perfect wash of color, smells like berries, hydrates well, aaaand SPF 20. ￼CAUDALIE - CAUDALIE Lip Conditioner probably my favorite for daytime, even though it doesn’t have SPF. I mostly wear this one indoors (quarantine has me inside constantly) but what I love about this is it actually feels like a conditioner for your lips. It’s very lightweight and really sinks into your lips. 🌚 Nighttime - apart from the LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask ￼CARMEX - Comfort Care Colloidal Oatmeal Lip Balm smells (and tastes) delicious and is the perfect mix of conditioner and moisture retainer. The only draw back is it can dry out and get hard easily. Warm it up a little in your hands first 😉 ￼BURT’S BEES - Vanilla Bean Lip Balm my go to at night. So smooth and goes on effortlessly, this little tube is great at preventing moisture and water loss while you sleep. Tell me what your favorites are, I always have room in my lip drawer for more 😈
Low Maintenance, Minimal Makeup!
While we’re not really “on-the-go,” much right now, this is a list of my favorite products for a no-fuss day. These are pretty awesome products that I highly recommend you try if you haven’t yet! Rare Beauty - Positive Light Liquid Luminizer I give it four stars because it might not appeal to the folks who love having that super intense, glittery finish, and it can leave a stamp effect if used with brushes or most sponges. Otherwise if you’re into using your fingers to apply after using the doefoot applicator to apply on the back of your hand, with a natural finish, this could be your holy grail item! I moisturized with Supergoop! - Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++ and it’s fantastic. I get that dewy, glowy finish! Be careful getting this near your eyes though (of course😂)- I say this because I was in a rush and accidentally got it near the outer corner and my eye couldn’t stop tearing up for hours! Otherwise I’m getting so many benefits from this product- I have moreso sensitive than not skin and this has been great. There’s been no reactions and no breakouts! CLINIQUE - High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara love this mascara because it lifts and separates my lashes. My eyelashes curl naturally on their own, so I just need a mascara that lengthens and separates between each lash effectively. It’s easy to clean off too! Downside is that it can transfer because it’s not waterproof. Otherwise, love! I mix FENTY BEAUTY - Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter with my ULTA BEAUTY - Radiant Shine Lipstick on the back of my hand, then use my fingers to dab the mixture on my cheeks to get that youthful flush/ glow combo. It looks radiant, not sweaty, just below my eyes! I use the Radiant Shine lipstick on my lips occasionally too- super versatile, multi-tasking product and shade in their lightest nude pink for my skin tone. For this shot, I used the sun bum - Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30 it has the best taste ever! I run through it like crazy- while you can go through it fast, it works so well and makes my lips look incredibly hydrated, healthy and supple. I’ve worn it out on all-day boat rides or paddle boarding sessions and it’s protective! To conceal under my eyes, I’ve got the BECCA - Light Shifter Brightening Concealer I’ve been happier with it so far in days that I’m not using foundation. Haven’t tried it yet with my tinted SPF, but stay tuned! For bronzer, the Glossier. - Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color in Dusk works wonderfully. Literally my holy grail bronzer for winter and a color I mix with Glossier’s other cloud paint colors in the summer! What’s your favorite minimal makeup look? I’d love to know your favorite products!
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Photo 1 - AM Routine CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I LOVE this cleanser. Its super gentle and makes my face feel incredibly clean. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This product has definitely helped me control my sebum production resulting in clearer, smaller looking pores on my nose. This is the reason I got this serum so this makes me happy! I also feel like it helps me clear our my breakouts faster. Its a little tacky feeling when its sinking into your skin, but it does go away-just give it some time! Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream This moisturizer is great for my oily skin. It sinks in really well and feels great on my skin. It doesn't feel greasy at all, just feels like water. The only con I have is that it doesn't seem to keep my face hydrated all day long. It does keep it hydrated for the majority of the day though so its not such a big deal to me. There is no added fragrance or dye like the normal water-gel version. sun bum - Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 I am not gonna lie, I've only recently started wearing spf. (I know, I know. I'm still semi-new to good skincare) I dont have much to compare it to, but this doesn't seem all that bad. It does leave a bit of a greasiness, but I also feel like it's not that bad. It doesn't leave a white cast. It does smell like a tropical beach, kinda coconut-y, but I do not mind that at all and neither does my skin. Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50I just got this product the other day so I dont have a rating yet. So far, it feels similar to the moisturizer, just a bit thicker. This leaves no white cast at all. Photo 2 - PM Routine GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Mattifying This product is awesome! It really helps remove makeup and spf without any kind of harsh rubbing. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Read above Radience Labs Collagen and Retinol Serum - Couldn't find this product on here, but I honestly don't know that it's doing much. My skin doesn't hate it, but I dont think I will repurchase it. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin This stuff is UNIQUE! It has bubbles on the top of it with a thick gel/cream moisturizer below. It feels great on the skin. It really feels like air! It soaks in quickly and feels very moisturizing. It feels thicker in the tub than it does on the skin. The only problem for me is that my cheeks seem to burn/tingle at first. My cheeks are the most sensitive part on my face, but once it soaks in, it feels fine. Simple - Water Boost Skin Quench Sleep Cream This really keeps my face hydrated all night long without waking up incredible oily. Photo 3 - Exfoliator FOREO - LUNA playI'll have another post in depth later. Sorry for the long post, but thanks for sticking with me! I am looking to change to a chemical exfoliator.
SUNSCREEN MYTHS DEBUNKED🧴✨ #CheriePartner
Sunscreen is an important product that protects are skin from damage such as cancer and sun poisoning. I’ve noticed that everyone from kids too adults hate putting it on and their excuses on why they do not can sometimes be questionable. Here are some of the common myths I hear about sunscreen: First, let’s start off with what’s the difference between the two types of ultraviolet rays. UVB-causes skin cancer UVA-causes skin damage (wrinkles, etc.) You a can’t get burned on cloudy days- I understand why some would think this given that the sun is nowhere to be found but clouds are only blocking a partial amount of UV rays causing the rest to still shine down onto the skins surface. Spf levels don’t matter after 50- Spf is tricky. The number amounts to how many times longer it would take the sun to burn you opppsed to if you were not wearing any at all. For example with spf 30, it would take 30x longer for the sun to cause damage with the protection than not wearing any at all. Now, the higher the spf, the higher the protection is sort of true but not by much. The percentage increases slightly such as 30 spf providing coverage for about 97% percent of the sun, 50 spf 98%, 50+spf 99% respectively. You can’t get a burn if you have a darker complexion: The darker the skin, the more melanin you have. Melanin does protect against some UV rays like UVB rays but not 100%. UVA rays still are going unprotected without the sunscreen so it’s important to still use sunscreen no matter the color of your complexion. What other myths do you hear about sunscreen?⬇️
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December challenge PT 1
Sorry I'm catching up on this one, I posted it a few days ago and it disappeared 🙁 so I'm redoing it now 😁 Here's my fave products broken down: ￼Day 11 - SPF: I only have one face sunscreen, sun bum - Original 'Face 50' SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion but I'm looking into getting the Supergoop! - The Jet Set SPF Kitbc it includes an Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 401 oz and a Supergoop! - Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 With Sunflower Extract1 oz - pretty good deal and only $28 (Sephora) ￼Day 12 - moisturizer: it's a tie between Glossier. - Priming Moisturizer Rich Luxurious Face Cream and Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream for me; I love them both so much and swear by both. ￼Day 13 & 14 - face oil and mask: to be honest, I don't have a favorite of either, since I don't really use face oils/never really looked into them, and most masks cause an allergic reaction or redness of some sort. Every mask I've used has bothered me by making me all red and causing some mild acne, but one hasn't done anything bad, and its the Glossier. - Moisturizing Moon Mask . It's not my favorite product but I give it credit for not causing any rxns, plus 4/5 stars bc it did moisturize pretty well. ￼Day 15 - eye product: I like my Glossier. - Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Plumping Cream and Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado(haven't used the Kiehl's one enough to rate) ￼Day 16 - lip product: I love the L'ORÉAL - Colour Riche Lipcolour and have a bunch of them. I recently got a ARMANI beauty - Lip Maestro Midi Set (it's called mini set, there's a typo I guess) and these Armani lippies stay in place no matter what and are very pigmented too. Days 17-20 in my part 2 post! (most recent)
🌟My Skincare Journey: Adult Acne ❕❕💫
Pimples don’t stop at puberty. And I learned the hard way 😭. I was lucky to not have had a lot of breakouts in my teens. But it hit me when I turned 20 (2 years ago!). All the insecurities I thought I confronted when I was in high school, all came flooding back. 😳 🌱2018: Painful Acne🌱(2nd slide, left pic) I don’t have many photos of myself from 2018 because I was so insecure about my skin. I would pick at it and avoid mirrors at all costs. And at times it even hurt to touch my face. The pic shown, was me on a VERY good skin day and one of the only photos I have of myself without makeup in 2018. 🌞What I wish I knew: ￼￼just because my skin is having trouble, DOES NOT equal needing more products! it’s all about using the right ones. ￼￼STOP over-exfoliating! ESPECIALLY with harsh acids everyday. ￼￼try not to pick! (Easier said than done) ￼￼your worth is not defined by your skin! (ALSO easier said than done) ￼￼SUNSCREEN!!!!! 🌱2019:Scarring🌱(2nd slide, pics on the right) Finally seeing results in my skin! But I wasn’t prepared for the scarring and texture. What made it even more obvious was the makeup I was using. It also dried out my skin (which was already flaky w/ dry patches & oily at the same time😭). My skin also seemed dull and tired—which was probably to do with the anxious over-cleansing. I was terrified my acne would come back! 🌞What I wish I knew: ￼￼treat your makeup like your skincare. ingredients are so important! ￼￼don’t cleanse in the AM like you do in the PM. you’re stripping your skin and increasing the overproduction of oil=oily, flaky, dry MADNESS 🥴 ￼￼be kind to yourself! you’re seeing results 💓 🌱2020: Feeling better, still learning I’ve FINALLY found a routine that’s helped me. And I am no longer afraid of the mirror. And TBH I never should’ve been! Confidence comes with time and while no one wAnTs acne, it is normal and we should de-stigmatize acne. We shouldn’t treat ourselves (or let others) poorly because of it. (‼️SIDE NOTE: if you are having serious, painful, etc. acne, see a dermatologist or a professional‼️) PRODUCTS USED: (they do change occasionally but these are staples!) AM: Toner: ☁️ (depending on my skin) DICKINSON'S - Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner Moisturizer:☁️ CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Sunscreen:☁️ sun bum - Original 'Face 50' SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion Or #beauty counter - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] PM: Cleanser: ☁️ CAUDALIE - Vinopure Pore Purifying Gel Cleanser Or CLARISMA - Malibu Blush Exfoliating Scrub Serum: ☁️ The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Moisturizer:☁️ CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin Spot: ☁️ LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) (occasionally!) Masks: ☁️(occasional) CAUDALIE - Purifying Mask CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask
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☀️Sun Bum face balm☀️
G’day all😍 On the days when I feel like rocking the no makeup look I use this face sunscreen. Sun Bum is a company that makes sunscreen and hair products that are cruelty free, vegan, the chemicals in the sunscreen don’t harm the marine life and the packaging is kerbside recyclable ♻️ This face balm isn’t greasy, doesn’t leave nasty streaks and is banana scented 🍌. It’s hypoallergenic and doesn’t have any parabens or fragrances. I take this with me everywhere and reapply ever 2 hours. My boyfriend uses this too, he has very dry skin and likes that it doesn’t irritate it. He’s also a fussy baby and won’t wear sunscreen if it’s the greasy kind. It’s extremely important to wear sunscreen to keep skin cancer and premature ageing at bay. Keep your skin protected. Ciao~💕
SPF is super important in day to day skincare. I have yet to find one that I am obsessed with but this sunbum spf stick is pretty good. It is an sunscreen stick with a sunproof factor of 30. It it targeted to protect your skin from harmful uv rays. I enjoy this particular sunscreen because you can throw it in your bag and go. Also the texture is soft and goes on easily. It doesn’t leave my skin greasy and absorbs quickly. An added bonus is that it smells like banana laffy taffy! I have always like sunbum products so I was excited to try this sunscreen. I use this as my travel one and it has lasted me for months. It has been hard for me to find a sunscreen that doesn’t clog my pores but this one does a pretty good job of not making me break out. This is a $10 sunscreen and it works pretty well. I would recommend this to people looking for a well priced effective sunscreen! 5 stars from me!sun bum - Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30
BASIC SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Hello hello ✨ I found this chart that I find very helpful for deciding how to change up my routine or keep myself consistent. Though I tend to switch up my products based on my needs, it tends to remain the same based on the type of products I use. Hopefully you’ll be able to use this as an outline to your routine! If you have any product suggestions or questions feel free to comment! ❤️❤️❤️ Cleansers: CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser FENTY SKIN - Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser Vitamin C: DERMA•E - Vitamin C Concentrated Serum Moisturizer: The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin SPF: sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Cleansing Balm: The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser Treatment: The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) Chemical Exfoliants: The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Mask: AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay Retinol: N/A
Updated skin care routine
For those who asked, yes I have updated my skin care routine. I have a simple one i do on my lazy days and an in-depth one i do when i truly have the time and patience. I start by cleansing my face with CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser which I have loved since I’ve gotten it. It’s a gentle cleanser that cleans out my pores and keeps my face clear and smooth. I started using acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) And I have seen a huge difference in just a few days with the small break out I had due to my wonderful cycle lol i love this stuff. For toner I use FENTY SKIN - Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum It’s some days I skip this step because i don’t find it necessary, i haven’t seen anything special about it but I use it some days when I do my extensive routine. I go in with 3 products from the ordinary during my in-depth routine The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Honestly i am not sure if i have seen a difference using these but i just want to clear my hyperpigmentation. Moisturizers: CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion OKAY SO IM GUILTY OF USING THIS AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY AND NOT JUST AT NIGHT! but it’s just so nice 🥺 FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen I use this and i love the fact that it has sunscreen in it but i still use sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 at the end of my routine Simple Routine: in order CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) FENTY SKIN - Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 Deep routine: CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 If anyone has any questions or suggestions comment below.. I’m usually really good about responding 🥰
My Beach Bag Essentials
SPF: obviously every beach bag needs products with spf (I do use a higher spf on my sun damage prone areas like my shoulders it’s just not a part of this post) 🐨 Australian Gold continuous bronzing spray is a sunscreen that I immediately fell in love with! It bronzes your skin very evenly and subtlety and that’s a huge plus for me cause I get self conscious with my pasty skin at the beginning of summer 😅 it also dries immediately and doesn’t leave any greasy residue! It smells great too 🥰 🍌 sun bum - Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm, Banana I love these lip balms.. I’m really liking the banana one right now. They go on so smooth and taste and smell so yummy. I also find they do a good job of keeping my lips soft and moisturized and they don’t get cracked and dry in the sun with the spf protection! 🌞 sun bum - Original 'Face 50' SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion This is my favourite face sunscreen that I’ve tried so far. It feels nice and light and doesn’t clog your pores! The packaging is super cute and the price is right. I also don’t have any issue with this pilling when I’m layering multiple products on in the morning sun bum - SPF 15 Sunscreen Tanning Oil I know trying to get a tan at all is a bit controversial with the danger of uv rays but for anyone who uses tanning oil this is a great one!! The 15 spf keeps you from having painful burns and peeling skin for weeks after a day in the sun Refresh: my main thing about hanging out at the beach for the day is feeling not so fresh/over heated 🌬pixi - Hydrating Milky Mist I’ve talk about this facial mist already but I really do love it. The package design deserves a lot of credit because it really is a mist not a spray!! It always dispenses the perfect amount. And it leaves my face feeling replenished and helps to feel cooled down in the heat 🌻SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist This stuff smells incredible and the smell lasts forever! I spray my hair and clothes/body. It’s great to freshen up if you’re starting to feel sweaty. The mini size is perfect to carry around for a touch up. Feel free to leave your favourite beach bag products in the comments I’d love to hear them 💕
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Hey whoever is reading this please rate my skincare routine I need to know if it’s okay or not thank you.. 🔆PM🔆 First I start with the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser This cleanser is amazing for my skin it cleanses very well and doesn’t leave my skin feeling stretchy after words. Then I follow up with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this product is really great but I feel like it stop working for me for some reason. After that I go in with RADHA BEAUTY - Rosehip Oil I love this oil so much not only does it fix your complexion but it heals your skin of any kind of damage. I have only used it for about a month so far I like it. Next I go with CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin I don’t really have anything to say about this one I’ve used it for almost a year now and had no problems with it. After moisturizing I use sun bum - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 this is an amazing sunscreen super lightweight, use it everyday. Then to finish it off I apply The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I’ve used this one for quite a while now and I haven’t really seen much of a difference unfortunately I might stop using this one so please recommend me something for dark circles. Ps: I use this product for dark circles. 🌙 PM🌙 After I shower I don’t cleanse again because technically I’m cleansing with just water in the shower. I go in withThe Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque love this product the way it cleans your pores and leaves your skin feeling smooth is just great. I only use this product on Friday’s. Then I use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution only on mondays once a week. Then I use The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 this product is amazing it feels really nice in the skin. Then I follow up with The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' After that I use CeraVe - Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum I use this for my dark circles but sometimes I’ll use it on my entire face. Then I go back with the CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Please someone tell me how this is I really need to know if this is okay ....
My Go To Sunscreen All Year Round
This sunscreen is called Sun Bum Mineral with SPF of 50. This sunscreen is made of Zinc Oxide as its active ingredient. That is indeed what will be protecting your skin all year. The sun rays in which seem invisible during the cold months are indeed still beaming through the sky. You need to take precaution all year to decrease your chances of developing skin cancer as the most important reason, and also if you indeed care about the health of your skin and look of your skin you will decrease your signs of aging by wearing it all year. I choose to wear mineral based sunscreen versus chemical based. The less chemicals I can choose to put onto my face I will. This will be your saving grace when it comes to aging and hyperpigmentation. This sunscreen will minimize the amount of freckles or aging spots you develop. When you don’t wear SPF the UV rays can cause premature aging and lead to wrinkles. This is great for all year because some other ingredients are coconut oil and sodium hyaluronate (which is a concentrated form of hyaluronic acid) This will draw in moisture to your skin. The coconut oil will help with hydration and create smoother hydrated skin. During the cold winter months when most people’s skin experiences dry spells this will help to protect the barrier of your skin from dryness. Sunscreen should be the number one product you cannot go without and the most important step of your skincare routine. It's easy to forget and not apply especially if you're someone who’s always in a rush or for someone who wears makeup you can easily skip by accident. This can easily be added to your routine everyday. Just a pea sized amount will do to spread all over and if you do wear makeup always still apply underneath your foundation. With that being said, please don’t skip it! It is important all year round. You will thank your older self.
- Lip Balm/
- After Sun Care/
- Hair & Scalp Treatment/
- Dry Shampoo/
- Hair Mask
Sun Bum at it again
As promised I did buy the sun bum cool down lotion and the face sunscreen. The face sunscreen is just a regular face sunscreen doesn’t break me out, makes me look dewy too, only thing is it doesn’t have their amazing summer coconut smell but hey it’s spf 50 so I’ll take it The cool down lotion does have their amazing summer coconut smell and it also has Shea butter in it, it’s more light/liquid texture but it does hydrate very well. I really like using this as a summer lotion for my body All of the sun bum products are just amazing!! I highly recommend you try them out if you want to smell like a beautiful summer coconut!
sun bum-Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Lotion
Lips Need Sunscreen, Too!!!
To be completely transparent, I only bought this because it was a tinted lip balm with sunscreen. I had used a Sun Bum lip balm in the past and wasn’t terribly impressed but WOAH. Color payoff ✅ Moisturizing ✅ Fading ❎ The color is a very coral pinky nude that goes great with my fair complexion. This is the perfect summer tinted lip balm. Does it smell like tropical sunscreen? Absolutely. But it’s in a summery fun way that I don’t really mind. Definitely will be purchasing more shades! sun bum - Tinted SPF 15 Lip Balm
sun bum-Tinted SPF 15 Lip Balm
Sun Bum has my heart
This is hands down my favorite hair product for wavy hair. I put it in every time I shower and I kind of scrunch my hair with it. It’s really the best! sun bum - Revitalizing 3 in 1 Leave-In Hair Treatment
sun bum-Revitalizing 3 in 1 Leave-In Hair Treatment
mini ulta haul part two!
hi everyone! on my journey to less oily skin, (and smaller pores) i have picked up a few things (at the suggestion of some lovely people on here as well @Stacymand @FreshFaceVerse, thank you!) The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution RoC - Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Night Serum Capsules sun bum - Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30 i just put on the sunscreen and it has a lovely scent, although it did leave my skin a bit slick no complaints here! i will update on how these work for me 😊
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
official skin update
since using the RoC - Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Night Serum Capsules and sun bum - Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30 my skin has been lovely. soft, even toned, and i even think my pores are shrinking. since i am a sun-worshipper (and a wiccan, so i have to spend plenty of time with nature) i have been using this sunscreen every day since i got it and i haven’t gotten burned! i feel great, my skin is reflecting that and i’m very happy. hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather!
RoC-Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Night Serum Capsules
Current skincare products ✨
Just wanted to share a few products that have been working really well for me to keep my skin clear, glowing, and hydrating. By the way the reason it says my "dark spots" are so high is because it's counting my freckles :( The toner I am using is BANILA CO - Dear Hydration Toner It is so light and really hydrates my skin. I find that whenever I use it my skin is much softer and much more dewy. EDIT- this has denatured alcohol as the 4th ingredient so I stopped using it. As a night cream I use ANDALOU NATURALS - 1000 Roses, Heavenly Night Cream for Sensitive If you were to pick any night cream, this one is AMAZING. It is so hydrating but light, and it soaks in quickly. Pairs great with the toner. For cleanser I use the basis - Sensitive Skin Bar It is so good. Not only does it get everything off, it also moisturizers and doesn't strip the skin of necessary natural oils. It's the best cleanser I've ever used. As a face mask that I use every 2 weeks, I use FACETORY - All About Balance Box for Combination Skin Masks. They are so hydrating and clear my skin right up!!! The only reason I give them 4 stars is because peel off face masks are not good for the planet. Tip: save the extra serum inside the mask package to put on your skin ! In the daytime I use ANDALOU NATURALS - Facial Lotion, 1000 Roses, Daily Shade, SPF 18, Sensitive . It’s so hydrating and soaks in easily, but never clogs my pores ! I love the SPF it has, too. In my eye area, I always use OLE HENRIKSEN - Total Truth Eye Creme SPF 15 The skin absorbs the amount of this product needed, you only need a little bit. It's not greasy. I will say it takes about 15 minutes to fully absorb, but it's worth it because it helps brighten your under eye area and leaves your eye area and brow bone smooth and healthy. It's very gentle and unscented as well. As my SPF, I am a huge fan of SKINCEUTICALS - Physical UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 It protects my skin very, very well and wears great under makeup. The price point is higher, but this is such a high quality sunscreen that it's 100% worth it. For acne, I use Neutrogena - On-the-Spot Acne Treatment Which works well on acne and is a pretty basic benzol peroxide treatment. For my lips, I use sun bum - Mineral Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30 If I could rate this 6 stars, I would. It keeps my lips moisturized and protected for hours after I apply it. I take this EVERYWHERE. If you made it down here, thanks for reading ! ! ly <3
ANDALOU NATURALS- 1000 Roses, Heavenly Night Cream for Sensitive
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