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These have been my holy grail lately. I don’t use them all at once or in the same routine but all of the sudden (5/6 weeks into using most of them excluding the snail mucin) my skin is feeling amazing. I wish it looked better but the texture is better just have to get rid of my pesky acne scars and dark marks. Clindamycin Gel— I used this before I was pregnant and it worked wonders for keeping my skin crystal clear. Sadly I don’t have insurance anymore to cover it so what used to be $10 is now $40 but I’m hoping once my acne clears for good I can just use my Differin. I only use this in the morning after my serums and before my moisturizer and SPF. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel I use this every night faithfully. I noticed a difference with acne immediately and it keeps improving even after a few flare ups. Holy grail seriously! The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque I am falling in love with the ordinary. I love this mask! I only use it once a week because I alternate with The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week too. I don’t notice the AHA/BHA solution helping that much but I want to stick with it through at least once bottle. It’s ok but I don’t notice any results. But I love how the Salicylic masque feels and leaves my skin feeling. COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence So I was mixed about this at first. I broke out a few bad deep cystic pimples/zits and I wondered if it was this so I stopped using it for a few days and reintroduced it and it seems to be ok cause my skin is so smooth and I notice my acne marks fading within a week. I use so many products but alternate in my routines and all of it finally working! Don’t give up! I am still struggling to get clear skin but bound and determined to make it happen! I will post before and afters soon.
How I Tackle Maskne!!!! 😷
Put down the crazy exfoliants and let me introduce you to my favorite non-exfoliating products to treat maskne, coming from a Licensed Esthetician ✨ ✨ Glyymed Sulfur Mask ✨Glymed CBD Micro Silver Miracle ✨Cosrx Snail Mucin Essence ✨Sanitas Clarifying B3 Complex ✨eltaMD Silver Gel ✨CVS Zinc Ointment GLYMEDPLUS - Serious Action Sulfur Masque #Glymed - CBD Micro Silver Miracle[products]#[FiveStars] COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence #a EltaMD - Silver Gel[products]#[FiveStars] #Sanitas - Clarifying B3 Complex[products]#[FiveStars] Why not exfoliate away the persistent bumps? Well it’s all about what is the cause to “maskne”, it is caused by the persistent friction along the skin creating acne lesions and other friction based reactions to the skin like redness and irritation. Applying more exfoliants risks a compromised skin barrier and even chemical burned since many of us are wearing out masks between 8-12 hours a day of not more. I would solely use any of your exfoliants at night or when you have a break from wearing your PPE. I would also reach for a rinse off or wash off exfoliant like a Glycolic Acid or BPO face wash which uses short contact therapy to help treat any breakouts but helps prevent the risk of irritation because it’s on the skin for a short amount of time. Occlusives + Pimple Patches + Coloidal Silver = maskne protection When forming a barrier between you and your make my favorite way to do this is to layer my hydrating products like serums and essences, I follow up with a moisturizer and then an occlusive to put a barrier between my skin and the irritant (the mask) as well as to lubricate the area so it can glide against the skin rather than rub aggressively. I would reach for Cerave Healing ointment or CVS brand Zinc Ointment (which is acne friendly!) If I have an active breakout I would put pimple patches on the affected areas but right before applying the pimple patches Id spot treat or apply a light layer of EltaMD Silver gel to create an antibacterial barrier in my skin. I typically use pimple patches with active ingredients like salicylic acid or centella asiática. All these products and tricks help keep my skin nice and healthy while protecting myself and those around me #wearyourmask ❤️
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Are they worth the try? Short answer: yes. Long answer is if you experience some pimples every now and then, and/or cannot resist picking at them, pimple patches may be for you. In my experience, they do reduce the pain/swelling and prevent you from touching it directly. I think the coolest and most satisfying part of using pimple patches is when you peel it off and see the remains. Would I repurchase? Probably not as I’d rather spend the money for a 🥪 or 🧋 however I found that the dollar store version (shown in the middle) works quite well in comparison. What are your thoughts/experiences with pimple patches?
a pimple patch that ACTUALLY works!
hey y’all! i’ve always been pretty skeptical about pimple patches. i figured they’d never work on my deep cystic acne, especially after using pimple patches such as zitsticka and peach slices... those didn’t seem to help at all. i decided to give pimple patches a second chance. i purchased two packs of these pimple patches from COSRX, and one pack of pimple patches from hero cosmetics. needless to say.... i will forever be re-purchasing these, especially because of how affordable they are: ONLY $6!!!!!! COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch these patches are waterproof spot patches that protect blemishes from bacteria and absorb impurities overnight while encouraging healthy skin hydration. one patch can significantly reduce the appearance of an unwanted blemish so you wake up to happier skin (ulta description). as you can see, i had a humongousssssss pimple on my forehead, that was quite literally sticking out of my forehead. it was big and hard, and was so painful. i popped one of these bad boys on and by the next morning, IT WAS COMPLETELY FLAT. you can’t really tell through the photo, but i’m telling you, it pulled ALL of the pus out, and my pimple was F L A T. my next post will be hero cosmetic’s pimple patches!
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Best cleanser for acne prone skin
For #fridayfavorites I want to highlight a #cultfavorite COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser After hearing so many good things about this cleanser I had to try it. I ordered it from Stylevana and was happy that the order arrived in a week! For 11 CAD I think it’s value for money considering how good this cleanser is. It’s very gentle on my skin and I tend to use this cleanser more often than others. It has a gel like consistency and is not too foamy and a little goes a long way. It washes away impurities without stripping my skin. It has a low PH which is said to be effective in protecting our skin’s acid mantle. #acidmantle protects the skin from harmful bacteria that can cause acne and other skin problems. Low ph cleansers are also good for people with eczema and dryness. FUN FACT: did you know this product was crowd sourced!! Customers gave feedback to @cosrx asking for a low ph cleanser and they delivered! Isn’t that awesome! #fridayfavorites #funfactfridays #cosrxcleanser #cosrxph #fanfav #kleanbsecrets #myfavoriteproducts #skincareproductsthatwork #skincareproducts #skincarephotography #productphotographer #productphotography #torontoskincareblogger #skincareformen #skincareforallcultures
Cleansing routine for Acne Prone Skin ✨
Hi Cherie Friends, I just wanted to share my favorite AM and PM cleansing routine. Skin Background: I’m in my mid thirties and I have combination-to-dry, sensitive reactive and acne prone skin. I also have eczema... all around fun times. My main concerns are of course treating breakouts, maintain balance moisture level, and stop the aging clock as much as possible. I mainly only use cruelty-free, Vegan when possible products— there’s no need for that nonsense with the myriad of technology that we have today. 🌙PM Cleansing routine: When I wear a full face of make up I like to triple cleanse. ￼ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm I will massage a pea to some size of this baby all over my face. This is so gentle and really breakdown all my waterproof mascara and foundation. ￼MakeUp Eraser - Holiday Set Then remove them with these babies. Did you know that one pad can replace up to 500 make up wipes? Which all end up in our ocean or the landfills. I usually repeat this step, depends on how I’m feeling. ￼#Zenmed - Facial Cleansing Gel[products]#[FiveStars] Friends, if you have not heard of Zenmed and you have acne— you must try it! This is a gentle gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin and cleans so well. I just put a dime size cleanser on myMICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Petite Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush with MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Delicate Sensitive Skin Antimicrobial Brush Head My skin feels so soft and clean after 2 minutes of cleansing. The brush tells you when you’re finished I also use the cleansing brush with MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Replacement Serum Infusion Head to massage in the serums. On Non-make up days: I still use my MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Petite Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush & MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Delicate Sensitive Skin Antimicrobial Brush Head With a dollop of COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser I also really love how gentle this cleanser is and the added BHA helps to gentility exfoliate any excess dead skin cells and sebum. ☀️ AM Cleansing Routine: I hate waking up guys... I hate it so much. So I pretty much keep it really simple. Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser I’ve been loving this gentle cleanser. It smells amazing and super super gentle and pack enough punch to just remove the gunk out of my eyes and wake me up. I believe you can also use this to remove make up but I haven’t tried it yet. I’m actually running out of cleansers, please let me know your favorites below! 🐰cruelty free Thank you! Be Kind, Stay Beautiful
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A struggling month
Since my progress post I’d figure I’d show that even those who have promoted they’ve healed their acne that it may and can be just for a moment, a month or a year and things can change in your life that could eventually alter your skin yet again. During the summer my skin was doing real good except the occasional monthly pimples from my period. However these past 2 months I’ve been breaking out along my jawline, chin, mouth and a little on the cheeks. It’s been pretty frustrating because I felt like I was me again and then boom I’m back to feeling insecure. I am currently testing new products to see a difference and changing/adding supplements and vitamins to help and will hope to update in a few months ! All I can say is that I am unemotional about this round of acne... and I think it helps to have a great support system to keep you positive because at the end of the day we are all beautiful no matter what may appear on our faces 😊 New products: COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid Helping with my pores and bringing my acne to surface Beauty of Joseon - Calming Serum : Green Tea + Panthenol Soothing my inflammatory acne YEOUTH - Retinol Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera Really excited to finally add a retinol and this one is great- not $$$ and absorbs nicely (won’t see full effects until another 2-3 weeks) Apart from that my routine has stayed the same and the rest of my face is pretty clear!
fresh - Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum VERSO - Skincare Super Eye Serum IOPE - Limited Edition Rentinol Expert Essence 0.1% e.l.f. - Keep Your Balance Toner VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream #e.l.f. Cosmetics - Retro Paradise Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow[products]# CATRICE COSMETICS - HD Liquid Coverage Foundation COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid FILORGA - Time-Filler Absolute Wrinkle Correction Cream MISSHA - Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++ flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion See any goodies?!?! #whoisnee #cheriecreator #novemberfavorites
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Things that helped me with acne 🪵
The Cosrx aha and bha toner helped me with exfoliating and letting products absorb better. The CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol helped with my hyperpigmentation and pores. My current favorite Differin Gel is helping me with my dark spots and acne. The Hero Cosmetics Lightning Wand is helping me fade my dark spots and hyperpigmentation. I have used the Netrogena Benzoyle Peroxide for so long and it’s helped me control my acne. And lastly The Inky List bha serum helped me with my black and white heads.
Acne, blackheads, texture?? TRY THIS!
COSRX - AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner is part of my PM routine. I have dark spots on forehead and cheeks, small bumps on my chin and cheek area. °this is an exfoliating toner with both AHA (glycolic acid) & BHA (salacylic acid). AHA exfoliates the top layer of the skin while the BHA works on a deeper level to clear gunk out of your pores. This toner has brightened up my skin, helped lighten dark spots, rid my face of any bumps and my pores do look smaller! °Always moisturize after using AHA's or BHA's !! # BEWARE!! This toner can be very irritating & drying. It might be too irritating for sensitive skin and should not be used on or to cure open acne sores. COSRX - AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Tonerwill be my go to PM toner! I also want to try their snail mucin toner. I really like this product line. How about you?
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Wʜᴀᴛ ʜᴀs ʜᴀᴘᴘᴇɴ ᴛᴏ ᴍʏ sᴋɪɴ
As you all know that I have change over and trying out korean skincare products. 4 weeks and a fews day into it and all this dumps has come up around my side mouth area. I know in the photo it looks like dry spots but it actually not, my skin is smooth to touch but can slightly feel the dumps. First 2 weeks of korean skincare of what I was using and then I change it up a bit to see any changes. All we can do is keep trying and keep using the products to see proper results. So YES! I am pushing through 😁 Here is my step by step of my first 2 weeks of products use. Morning routine COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser - This I love ( I don’t think this is causing me any breakouts or dryness so far so good) COSRX - One Step Moisture Up Pad - This is amazing it’s my hydrating toner ( I don’t think this is causing me any problems) COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence - I love this product add extra hydration to my skin especially I’m dry skin (I don’t think this is causing me any problem) COSRX - Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule - I liked this product at the start but then I have stopped using after feeling itchy every time of use (please see my review about this product) where I have the dumps that’s where I felt itchy. COSRX - Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream I’m not sure about this one, I didn’t see any changes, I’m sure there’s probably a better one than this one ( just my experience with this eye cream, hubby also felt like its doing nothing for him as well. Planning of getting a new eyecream. COSRX - Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream This felt good on my skin, it did help a little bit with my hydration but not fully fully good as I was still getting that dark spots plus with all the hydrating products I’m already using underneath this face cream. This cream is also leaving me with that film kinda look patch on my face 🤷🏻♀️ if that even makes sense. My cousin have read and watch a lot of reviews about (snails) and it have cause some people milia and dumps like my skin so then I think this is one of the product that’s causing me the dumps so yes i have stopped using it, seen I have stopped using it my dumps have settled down and again no itchiness or dark spots. Yeh i know! What! Yes I’m still trying to work it out too, I’ll probably try use it again when the dumps goes or my skin settles. COSRX - Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++ Just love this (i have review) I can’t fit any more as I have reach my limit of typing 😂 evening all the same just add COSRX - AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid i use every third night and COSRX - Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask Kindly JPerez💛
KBEAUTY SAVED MY SKIN🥰
I know tons of people now use Korean skincare products, however it’s been part of my routine for almost 4 years now and I haven’t looked back!☺️ SWIPE 👉🏽 for my raw skin!! Kbeauty is the one line of skincare I think everyone at least needs to try because not only is it affordable but the ingredients are insanely good and formulation is everything ✊🏽 it’s stuff you won’t get here from western brands, and if you do, it’s extremely overly priced When I first got into skincare to help with my acne, on a whim I decided to try a whole Korean line without even knowing. When my skin calmed down from using a line that had nothing to do with claiming to help you acne, I knew I had to do more research! 🥳 this is where I found out more about the kbeauty world and overtime, my collection has grown and these are some of my favourites💕 COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence an amazingly hydrating essence/serum gel that works wonderfully on damp skin kind of like a HA which has helped overall hydrate my skin, keep it plump and not dry it out + helps with any hyperpigmentation (it’s slow but effective) I'm from - Rice Toner another amazing toner that has rice extract and niacinamide added to really help hydrate and soothe the skin and immediately brighten my skin!! This is my go to morning toner and my second bottle because I’m in love!!❤️ THE FACE SHOP - Chia Seed Hydrating Lotion my pm toner snd the line that really started my kbeauty journey and helped completely clear my skin in a couple months! Chia seed is such a powerful ingredient in skincare and in food and my gosh is this hydrating and instantly soothing. I will forever to continue to buy from this line (especially the moisturizer) because I know it works for me all the time! I'm from - Mugwort Essence second bottle and I can never stop talking about it! After hearing about tea tree and it working sometimes for me, I found out about mugwort and how it’s referred to as the Korean tea tree but soothing and way less irritating and my gosh they got this right! One of my all time favourite products! I apply two layers am and pm and my skin instantly feels soothed and relaxed and also helps with any irritation or acne ☺️ COSRX - Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask I use this as a moisturizer during the night and even sometimes in the day! It’s super hydrating without being heavy. It also has some niacinamide for that brightening affect. It sinks right in and leaves your skin feeling moisturized and not greasy and my gosh, this is also wonderful under makeup! Again, kbeauty really knows what they are doing and my gosh, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to just stop using Korean skincare! #cheriepartner
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The magic of mucin 🐌
Struggling with dull parched skin this winter? Or, if you’re anything like me, always?? Well, there’s a little magic ingredient that you might not have tried; snail mucin. Yes, snail mucin. Snail extract brightens, hydrates, and supports healthy skin repair. My current favorites are from Korean beauty skin brand Cosrx. -COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence This is a highly concentrated essence that contains 96% snail mucin. It helps to repair and maintain skin moisture and is good for all skin types, especially dull, dehydrated skin. It is even suitable for acne-prone skin. Formulated with Sodium Hyaluronate a concentrated form of hyaluronic acid it helps provide long-lasting hydration without leaving a greasy residue, pluming the skin and supports healthy elasticity. -COSRX - Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream This is a satiny, lightweight cream formulated with 92% snail mucin and hyaluronic acid to help promote healthy skin repair, replenish hydration levels and illuminate a dull complexion. Suitable for all skin types, especially dull, dehydrated skin. This cream helps to reduce redness and supports healthy skin repair. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to deeply hydrate parched skin. Use one or even both to help boost your skin barrier this winter and give you the soft, glowing skin you deserve.
Innisfree- this innisfree serum is good for sensitive skin it has green tea exract and green tea oil and has a lot of amino acid. Laneige- this Laneige toner just hydrate my face recommend and for people who has dry skin or combination!. Cosrx- this snail mucin cream is so hydrating and give you the best glow you noticed its kind sticky slimy but when you put it on your face it doesn’t stick. Teen skincare!!!!
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Miracle acne healing cream!!💚💚
I have fair skin that is dry and acne prone, all of this means that not only do I suffer from acne I really get visible hyperpigmentation 😭. Therefore I am always on the look out for products that deal with acne that don’t lead to dark spots and products that help eliminate the dark spots when they appear. Cosrx is one of my favourite brand as it is affordable, they have a huge array of products and they are cruelty free. Cosrx is a Korean brand and centella asiatica (or tiger grass) is a widely popular ingredient in Asian Beaty products and it is the star ingredient in this cream. Centella is known for its soothing and healing properties and that is exactly what it does in this cream. What is it? This is a healing cream that can be put in active breakout to reduce the redness and help speed the healing. I also put it on healing marks to help speed the healing as well as reduce the likely hood that I will develop a dark spot. Texture: This is a thick white cream that you gently rub over a breakout. Effectiveness: This cream works sooooo well for me! It has drastically reduced the heal time for my breakouts. COSRX - Centella Blemish Cream I love this cream and I will definitely continue to use it!
centella asciatica + spironolactone = 🥰
it’s been a minute! here’s an update on my skin, picture on the left was taken during my peak worst skin of 2020 (June) and now (December). Between now and then, it’s been mainly credited to patience, attempting to pick my skin less, simplifying my routine, and a few amazing products that my skin just seems to really agree with. here’s my routine: Morning/Day: ￼Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser ￼ This amazing aloe / glycerine/ squalane moisturizer that I get from a local aesthetician. Linking here! It is SO light and doesn’t clog skin but moisturizers super well. I go thru this like crazy. 10/10 https://www.smartcosmeticstudio.com/shop/exzit-moisture ￼TULA SKINCARE - Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm ￼MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater ￼DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lippe Balm Night: Same routine but adding: ￼COSRX - Centella Blemish Cream I literally would be LOST without this product. I use it over moisturizer- it’s pretty thick and probably should be used as a spot treatment, but I cover my face lightly in it. I found it’s been amazing for acne scars, healing, lightening, and soothing redness. ￼Nexcare - Nexcare Acne Blemish Cover Amazing and so cheap on amazon Or... ￼PanOxyl - PM Overnight Spot Patches love these but a little more expensive. I have that on in my picture on the right! I’m also on 100mg/ day of Spironolactone for about 6mo as prescribed by my Dermatologist. I recommend this as an alternative if no over the counter products are helping, it took a while to start working but saves me from the horrible and painful under skin pimples which would probably be convering my face if I weren’t taking this! 🤍
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Ulta & Marshall’s Hair & Skin Haul
What’s up my bargain basement bitches? Due to my recent unprecedented BREAKOUT on my damn chin/cheek/mustache area I decided it was time to use my Adult Money ™️ to purchase some new skin ~clearing~ items. Being that I work for the government, I am absolutely the furthest from raking in that dough, so bargains are v appealing to me. I’m an Ulta shopper, not sorry. I don’t give a dern about makeup and I find that Ulta has that good good, cruelty free, clean, & affordable skin care. Also fuck that elitist Sephora energy, my local Ulta has a salon in the back that I can only imagine is the equivalent of a set of Super Cuts side bangs. Featured in this haul: Ulta TULA SKINCARE - Keep It Clear Acne Foam Cleanser($34) TULA SKINCARE - The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser (free sample) LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment($30) COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence on sale 50% off! ($12) Marshall’s Random ass Facial Steamer ($16) “ABSOLUTEHEAT” Pro Iron Series curling wand ($20) Golden Castor Oil with eyebrow/lash brushes ($7) AQUIS - Hair Towel Waffle Luxe Moody Gray($10) I have been using FIRST AID BEAUTY - FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serumand FIRST AID BEAUTY - FAB Skin Lab Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid which are wonderful, especially the eye cream which completely blasted the dry patch near the corner of my eye that was there for MONTHS but I felt like tapering up a bit after introducing retinol for the first time about a month and a half ago. It is also likely that the breakout on my chin/cheeks is due to the retinol serum (I currently use 2-3x wk and don’t use any actives with it except for Mad Hippie - Triple C Night Creamwhich I’m prettty sure clogs the shit out of my pores but w/e). I will post a skin check-in tomorrow & eventually review these products after I work them into my routine. So far, so good! I will say the Tula SA cleanser had a super strong tea tree fragrance which isn’t a dealbreaker for me so much as a indicator of some powerful shit. Fingers crossed this gets the pesky comedones on my chin/upper lip to dissolve 🤓. In the meantime, comment below with your favorite sheet masks to use with the face steamer! I got it for my bf mostly, as well as an extraction toolkit because he likes to take things into his own hands with his skin and I respect that- so I got him some tools that can be sterilized & keep him from poking holes his face with my stolen embroidery needles.
My Favorite Skincare Products on Amazon 💸
After many years of trying tons of skincare products, from drugstore names to cult classics from luxury brands, I’ve learned that a lot of the time the most popular product (or the most expensive one) isn’t actually the one that works best with my skin. Here are some of my skincare favs that you can find on Amazon for really affordable prices! COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence vs. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I’ve tried both of these products so many times, repurchasing both and using each one over a few weeks, and I always end up coming back to the COSRX essence. Not only do you get way more bang for your buck — 3.38 fl oz for about $12 vs. 1 fl oz for about $7 for The Ordinary — but I feel like this essence absorbs more quickly than The Ordinary without leaving any tacky feeling on top. The pump bottle packaging of the COSRX essence is also a great bonus! elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 vs. Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 I first tried this Supergoop sunscreen because it was marketed to be a great primer for makeup. Although makeup does apply pretty well over this sunscreen, I didn’t like how I could feel the silicone sitting on top of my face. Sometimes it felt like my makeup didn’t “grip” onto this sunscreen as much as it should have, considering it’s meant to be a primer. I came across the EltaMD sunscreen while looking at brands loved by dermatologists, and I was immediately drawn by the fact it has niacinamide! The prices are pretty comparable — $34 for Supergoop and $36 for EltaMD — but I only use this sunscreen when I’m wearing a full face of makeup, so to me it’s worth the price. The EltaMD sunscreen applies very smoothly and doesn’t feel greasy or silicone-y, and I’m able to apply primer and foundation over it without feeling like the textures don’t mesh well. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser vs. fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash I was looking for a gentle cleanser that didn’t have a super creamy formula when I first tried the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, which is the most popular face cleanser at Sephora. I’m glad I didn’t buy the full size at first because for $38, it really feels like this cleanser does the bare minimum! It’s gentle and not overly drying, but it definitely doesn’t remove makeup as easily as I had hoped. For $38 I expected a lot more. My current cleanser is the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Face Wash Cleanser, which is a foaming cleanser meant for oily skin but is still insanely gentle and never leaves my face feeling tight or stripped of moisture! It’s also only $15 for almost three times as much product as the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, which is always a win for me. What are your favorite skincare products on Amazon?
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advice?? Help a sis out pls😔
Any advice is welcome!! I have been struggling with acne for a while now. Sometimes I have my good and bad skin days. However, it’s been bad for quiet a while now. I have very oily face and I usually breakout around my cheeks and chin (mainly the bottom half of my face). I was thinking it could be due to wearing my mask :( willing to look into any advice regarding products i should try out or stop using! I’m open to anything really! Thank you 🥺 Products I have been using: AM routine Face wash: sebamed - sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash Toner: ESKINOL - Refreshing Deep Facial Cleanser Serum: TREE OF LIFE - Hyaluronic Acid Serum - 72% ORGANIC & TREE OF LIFE - VITAMIN C SERUM Moisturizer: COSRX - Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++ PM Routine Face wash: sebamed - sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash Toner: ESKINOL - Refreshing Deep Facial Cleanser Serum: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Moisturizer: TRADER JOE'S - Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer with Aloe & Green Tea Extracts Spot treatment: equate - 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Gel
Update on my products, almost forgot 2 things
In addition to my last post: I added my sunscreen and eye cream. I switch out the moisturizer with the sunscreen during the day and I usually keep it more simple during the day. Cleanser, toner, vitamin C serum, 10% Azeleic acid booster and a small amount of the gel moisturizer in my t-zone, then finish with two fingers worth of sunscreen. At night sometimes I end with just the gel moisturizer, sometimes I add my Curology on my problem areas. TRYING to keep it simple while treating my skin. Still pretty oily sometimes, especially if I’m not hydrating. Acne is still bad and have many red spots but trying to be patient. Lmk what you think! ✌🏽&❤️
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Pores. Some people are lucky and don’t seem to have them others, like me, not so much. So what’s a girl/boy/person with big pores to do? Unfortunately, not much. You can’t shrink pores. All you can do is keep them clean and elastic, and keep your skin plump, as that makes them less visible. Keeping pores clean is best achieved with salicylic acid or other BHAs. Weekly clay masks are also a good idea. I use The Ordinary‘s Salicylic Acid 2% semi regularly and cosrx’s 2 in 1 Poreless Power Liquid twice a day (I use it like I would use a first toner, put it on a cotton pad and wipe my face). I also use deciem’s Pore Control serum. It contains niacinamide, which is the only ingredient that can help with pore elasticity. Apart from that: A good moisturiser and lots of water for skin plumpness are a good idea! So is a good primer that basically fills in your pores!
My Current Skincare Faves
This is everything that I use (though I alternate most of these things, some are daily use) for my face/neck. Does anyone else use any of these? I’m obsessed with The Ordinary for the value CosRx for the quality, and also masking rn. I usually mask 3x a week now that outside is closed and I switch between sheet, overnight, and modeling. Though I’m looking for a peeling or clay mask for my very large t zone pores. Any recommendations? The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence COSRX - 2 in 1 Poreless Power Liquid VERSED - SKIN SOAK Rich Moisture Cream VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel VERSED - ZERO-G Smoothing Eye Cream pETITfÉE - Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch DIOR - Hydra Life Balancing Hydration 2 in 1 Sorbet Water DERMAL KOREAN BEAUTY COSMETICS - Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet #Anskin - Vitamin C Modeling Mask Powder[products]# MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater MISSHA - Super Aqua Ultra Waterful Eye Treatment
COSRX-2 in 1 Poreless Power Liquid
Current Product Line-Up
My Current Faves: Herbivore Lapis oil- so calming, soothes all redness and irritation. Eminence Stone crop hydrating mist- new purchase. Extremely hydrating, smells nice. Still figuring out if it’s going to be an every day toner or just when I need extra hydration. Herbivore Blue Tansy- Love this mask! Instantly soothes and improves redness and inflammation. Will definitely repurchase
AVERR Aglow-#2 Radiant Cleansing Nectar
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The pumpkin mask is extremely hydrating and pumpkin has a multitude of wonderful benefits for the skin. I haven’t used the snail mucin yet, as I’m still researching the proper way to use in it my current routine but I’ve heard great reviews.
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
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