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Skin journey week 1
Before using OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream vs 1 day after using it. This product will dry out your skin so make sure you apply at night and use a moisturizer after 30 mins of application. The reason i said 30 mins is because i want the product to fully get adjusted to my skin before applying other products. If you apply during the day please apply sunscreen after. During the first week, my skin will start peeling and pimples will start to appear but the key to this journey is PATIENCE PATIENCE PATIENCE and TRUST THE PROCESS. I’ll continue to post my journey weekly ☺️ Morning routine: Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Aveeno - Clear Complexion Sheer Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 Nightly routine OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream Aveeno - Clear Complexion Sheer Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
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817.esmeralda
Types of Retinoids and How they Work
Retinoids are Vitamin A derivatives. They work by increasing the rate at which your skin produces new cells. This process thickens the lower layers of your skin, and cause the top layer to shed off more efficiently. At first, your skin may get irritated and more sensitive. Once your skin has adjusted and gone through a period of “retinization,” these side effects fade away. The length of the retinization period varies depending on the product and the users skin. Retinoids increase the production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in the skin, these are water binders like Hyaluronic Acid. This helps reduce fines lines and wrinkles, and creates more plump and healthy skin. Retinoids also support collagen in the skin, decreasing signs of aging. Retinoids help to improve acne by producing new healthy cells, forcing old cells to shed away sooner and preventing pores from clogging. This is also how they can help with scarring and pigmentation. As new, healthy cells are formed in deeper layers of the skin, old damaged cells are pushed up and eventually shed off. Retinoids are not an exfoliant. They force the skin to exfoliate itself more efficiently, however the retinoid isn’t doing the exfoliating like an AHA or other acid would. They work more deeply than other acids. The retinoid you should choose depends on your skin type and needs, accessibility, and what you discuss with your Doctor. I hope these facts helped you understand what a retinoid is, and which might be a good choice for you. Happy healing!🌻OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream
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strongerskin_by_ash
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Current Skincare Routine for Oily + Acne Skin!
Hi all! It’s been about a month or so on my new skincare routine and so far, I’m loving it! I posted about these products when I first started them, so feel free to visit my profile to learn more about my skin type and journey! I’ll also post more in depth about the individual products below so be sure to check that out on my profile as well! Daytime: 1. Cleanse CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin ACURE - Brightening Facial Scrub FOREO - LUNA mini 3 For my daytime cleanse, I alternate daily with the Cerave and Acure scrub. 2. Toner FARMACY - Deep Sweep BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Hyaluronic Toning Mist I use the Famarcy BHA toner every other morning (when I’m not using Vitamin C). I use the BIOSSANCE toning mist every morning and night. 3. Treatment NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster I use Naturium’s Niacinamide every morning (and night). I use Naturium’s Vitamin C every other morning (when I’m not using BHA). I use the Paula’s Choice Azelaic Acid only as needed for spot treatments during a breakout. 4. Eye Cream Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream 5. Moisturizer FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya 6. SPF elta md SKINCARE - UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Nighttime: 1. Cleanse FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin FOREO - LUNA mini 3 2. Toner BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Hyaluronic Toning Mist 3. Treatment Cetaphil - Pro DermaControl Purifying Clay Mask NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% OBAGI - Retinol 0.5 Retexturizing Cream FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum I use the Cetaphil Clay Mask twice a week. I use Naturium’s Niacinamide every night (and morning). I use Obagi’s retinol every other night (when not using Honeymoon Glow AHA). I use Farmacy’s Honeymoon Glow AHA every other night (when not using Obagi Retinol). 4. Eye Cream Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream 5. Moisturizer NATURIUM - Marine Hyaluronic Water Cream CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream I use Naturium’s Marine Water Cream every night. If my skin’s feeling more dehydrated that day, I opt for the Cerave Night Cream. 6. Lip Treatment LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
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aubreygiveshugs
Week 1
Sorry for the late response. Long story short I had a lot of personal/family issues throughout the week. Some nights I couldn’t do my usual skincare routine but still do every morning. Well enough about that stuff so after week 1, I don’t see much difference. Perhaps a little lighter but I also have been using other products I have not mentioned a long with basic spray on sunscreen to prevent further sun damage and wrinkles. Along with that Korean skin care routine it has been said (no cite sourced) that the oriental culture and their secret to youthful bright skin is because they are raised with using and live by sunscreen. Apparently the recommendation (still haven’t read the can) is that we should apply sunscreen every 2 hours that we are outside. We should even use it in the winter/all other seasons because we still get those UV rays. I did not know this! I thought one application and we’re good but nope! No wonder I still get tanned/sunburn after application in the past! So back on to the rest of the products! OBAGI - Exfoliating Polish - I still really love this product, I felt like this first week and 2 I have not used it as much as I liked. I have dry skin and with the other products that cause dryness (will explain later) I should have used it more. I have combination so when I have dry skin I use this product 2-3 times a week. On my “oily-er” days. I use it 1-2 times a week. I bet if I used this product more my milia/clogged pores would have diminished quicker. ZO SKIN HEALTH - Exfoliating Cleanser Normal Cleanser - I actually like this cleanser. I find it odd though, perhaps because I’m not used to having normalized skin lol, but afterwards my skin does not feel tight nor oily. This is by far the best cleanser I have used when it comes to my combination skin. However, I’m not sure if things will change during winter due to the fact that my skin is extra dry during cold weather but for the summer it seems to have my t-zone and other areas balanced. ZO SKIN HEALTH - Complexion Renewal Pads - er... I have brought down my rating due to the fact that I do not see any difference. I meant to get my vitamin-c brightener from Zein Obagi and accidentally got the wrong bundle but I tend to love all their products so I was willing to try. I see no difference in my skin and either this product or the Acne Control dried up my skin for the first week. I will not be getting this product again. Although, this may help with sensitivity and ph balance. Their other products tend to have multi-purpose (eye cream has retinol which also fights acne, milia, clogged pores, blackheads.) So I’m not too concerned about using this particular product. I rated it a 3-star because it did not break me out or cause any redness. ZO SKIN HEALTH - Daily Power Defense - I also lowered the ratings for this because you literally won’t see any(to be continued..)
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ijessicagarcia
My FAV morning routine
This is the BEST way to start my day. Simple, yet beautiful, morning routine. OBAGI - Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser | Amazing gentle cleanser!! Super nice, not stripping yet my skin always feels clean after using. Love to use up, lil bit too ‘spensive to repurchase for a cleanser (even with employee discount). JANMARINI - C-Esta Face Serum | A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!! Vitamin C serum. Does beautiful things for my skin. It has helped keep my skin clear and look even since the first time that I used it. Though it is worth every penny (& again employee discount) it is very expensive. Almost makes me want to hate it, but I just can’t. No other vitamin c serum that I’ve used has even paled in comparison. (Yes she has a bit of fragrance, not too fond of it but it hasn’t bothered my skin at all) BOHEMIAN RÊVES - Hydrate Day Face Lotion | Oh. My. Lord. Favorite morning moisturizer! Light weight yet sooooooo hydrating. Beautiful and simple ingredients. I’ve gone through 8 of these, easily. Definitely check this out, the creator puts so much love into all of her products, all the ones I’ve tried I’ve loved and have become ride or dies. BOHEMIAN RÊVES - Ibiza Mineral Sunblock SPF 30+ | One of two facial SPFs that don’t break me out. It also has some argan oil in that make for an even more hydrated base. No visible white cast once blended in. (I either use this one or the JANMARINI - ANTIOXIDANT DAILY FACE PROTECTANT SPF 33 , also so amazing but not reef-safe unfortunately. & has some fragrance but hasn’t seemed to irritate my sensitive skin) Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Lip Glaze | Top it all off with a stunning lip balm. I use the clear shade ( well it’s actually green, but goes on clear lol). It’s amazing, super luscious on the lips. The metal tip applicator is a really nice cooling sensation for morning time.
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h_con
Nighttime Routine - a little extra
Below is my night time routine. I work at a massage/esthetician clinic so I was able to get the higher priced items on majooorrr discount. There’s no way I would have purchased otherwise. Once I use up the majority of these items I will be switching back to more cost effective and just as great products. POND'S - Cold Cream Cleanser | Really, really good cold cream. I use this to break down my make up as a first cleanse. Works really well and really gentle on the eyes. Gave 4 stars because it leaves a slight film in my eyes, but a couple minutes and that’s not an issue. OBAGI - Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser | Great gentle cleanser. After using my skin feels squeaky clean and hydrated but not tight or too stripping in the slightest. Quite overpriced, but really good. Will use up. Won’t repurchase. PCA skin - Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum | Another amazing product that is very overpriced and I know for a fact that I can get something just as good with out the hefty price tag, I mean it’s just a hyaluronic acid for goodness sake. Will use up. Won’t repurchase. PCA skin - HydraLuxe Intensive Hydration Face Cream | Pretty good face cream, has a lot of amazing ingredients. Does amazing things for my skin, very hydrating and makes my skin feel like a baby’s bottom. Very very hefty price tag on this bad boy. Never got to buying the full-size. Ended up with two minis of it and I use it sparingly. Will absolutely use up. Won’t repurchase. DERMA•E - Hydrating Eye Cream | Great hydrating eye cream. I haven’t noticed that it does anything too special, but it makes it so that my under eyes don’t look crusty or nasty under concealer the next day. Finish up with LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask or Treat Beauty Jumbo Lip Balm. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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h_con
Which one first?
Hi everyone! My skin type is combination of normal and hormonal spots on jowl and hyperpigmentation on forehead/temples My skin goal is to achieve brighter skin (isn’t everyone’s 🤪) and to have all round supple anti-aging skin! Iv always had a good skin care routine and work within the aesthetics and dermatology industry. Love trying new products and have been using the ordinary plant derived squalane for roughly a month now, I’m wanting to add in the niacinamide after much research and recommendations. I currently use dermalogica - Special Cleansing Gel Followed by OBAGI - Clenziderm M.D. Pore Therapy but iv Iv just ran of this and waiting on the clinic to get more... this toner is heaven for my spots down my jowl, I have a Pomeranian who licks my face whenever possible so this really cleaned the bacteria up which was given me spots! I then use The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane which has helped heaps with adding moisture back into my skin as it temporarily got very dry due to environmental factors Finished off with The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Iv just bought the COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essenceand waiting for that to arrive. I’m wanting to know at what point in my routine do I add in the The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%? Do I add this after my toner before my squalane serum? Once my snail mucin arrives that will be the first product after iv cleansed and toned I’m just unsure which serum I do first or whether it even matter? Any other advice is welcomed! I love trying new products and very rarely sticks to one product, I used to use DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample cleaner which was great I just like to bounce between products so currently on my dermalogica one iv used on and off for years. ❤️
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RebekahDalessandro
Dark Spot/hyperpigment skin care routine- NIGHT
I’ve covered my day-time melasma skin routine here: https://t.cherie.com/7GsdHP/ and this is my night time routine after a day of being out and about: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser Very gentle cleanser. You really have to get those circular movements in on your face to get every corner because I think it is a little too gentle...but non-stripping. BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Micellar water: set it into a cotton pad and wipe away. The perfect addition for removing anything left behind from the step prior. Sometimes the La Roche-Posay doesn’t get rid of all the makeup on my makeup-heavy days and this digs right it. I like this one because it’s for sensitive skin and soothes as well. However, it doesn’t remove my water-proof mascara so I use-Neutrogena - Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream for Dry Skin Ultra-soothing! It’s a gel-cream rather than a thick lotion. It hydrates so well with a lightweight touch to it. Definitely recommend. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 These next two products are specifically for my skin problems. I use one product one night and the other product the next night...never together. Words of caution: they left my skin pretty red for a few weeks but apparently, this is usual. Also, once I startd applying these, my Derm stressed the importance of sunblock even more and how reapplying is just as important. Advaita - Leneda Gel This is a silky sort of translucent thick “gel” if that makes any sense...very similar to the bare mineral primer texture. It was prescribed for pores on my my nose + surrounding areas but I am not sure if it had anything to do with clearing hyperpigmentation from the skin. OBAGI - Nu-Derm Blend Fx This is probably the harshest one of them all with Hydroquinine being its active ingredient (apparently it’s the gold standard for melasma treatment). It’s just a light cream and I apply it on my forehead, nose, + surrounding areas since my hyperpigmentation is concentrated there. I was told me not to apply it on my upper lips. It never irritated me nor did it cause itching but the next day, the areas where I applied it were red. Kinda looked like a sunburn. ...i wash my night products off the next morning and get on to my morning skin care routine. Ive been doing my morning and night skin routine for a total of 3 months but I have seen improvements in my skin. I’ve also made sure to constantly reapply sunblock (elta md SKINCARE - UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 ) and wear a hat when I go out. I’ve always been a ☀️ sun lover ☀️ but never wore sunblock up until 2 years ago. I think a mixture of that w genetics and other things have spiked up the melanin in my cells and enlarged those pores. Now, I’m extra careful when I’m out and going throughout the day.
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jjanetj13

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P.M. Routine ✨
P.M. Routine ✨
After seeing a dermatologist, I have started using clindamycin gel in the AM and tretinoin cream in the PM for my persistent acne. I also have dry, sensitive skin so I am taking things slow. For two weeks I’ll be using the tretinoin cream every three days, then every other day for two more weeks, and then I will start using it every night as prescribed. Here is my P.M. routine! GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover This is the first component of double cleansing. I use this to remove my sunscreen. I gently wipe the product on using a fabric/reusable “cotton” pad. CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser This completes my double cleansing! It’s a gentle, creamy cleanser perfect for dry & sensitive skin. My derm highly recommended CeraVe products! I will keep repurchasing this product because I love it so much. PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner This is a new addition to my routine, and I am already in love with it! I apply it using a reusable fabric pad. It leaves my skin feeling soft and less irritated. It’s a milky texture. PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega + Complex Serum This is also a new addition to my routine. I like it, but I do not love it. I will be trying the Krave Great Barrier Relief serum when I’m out of this. CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream I absolutely love this stuff. It’s thick and perfect for dry, sensitive skin at the end of the day. It moisturizes and protects my skin. OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream This was prescribed by my dermatologist. I apply it after my night cream to help provide a barrier to decrease sensitivity. I use a pea-size amount and dot it onto my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead before blending it in.
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Noelle2madison
Enriched Calming Toner
PAULA'S CHOICE-Enriched Calming Toner
Did you know Obagi Clinical is
Did you know Obagi Clinical is now sold exclusively at Sephora ? This is different than their medical line. I’ve been using their prescription tretinoin for years and practically grew up on Obagi. My mom always had it when I was younger but we could only get it from the dermatologist. I use to use their hydroquinone mixed in with my tretinoin too help it work better. Well now they have this new CLINICAL line. They only have a few items available at Sephora right now but I’m pretty sure the whole line will be available soon. ⁣ ⁣ ⚡️ Kinetin + Complex⁣ Contains nature identical plant growth factors that support cell renewal & growth in plant cells (not demonstrated in human skin). It helps minimize the look of skin aging & rejuvenate the skin. ⁣ ⁣ ⚡️ Other featured ingredients:⁣ - arbutin ⁣ - retinol ⁣ - vitamin c ⁣ ⁣ Retails between $55-$95⁣ ⁣ 🐣 I am currently testing & using their hydrating eye cream at night & the brightening vitamin c eye cream in the mornings. I have tried everything else at least once with no irritation. Will update in the future! ⁣ ⁣ ⚡️ The sunscreen & vitamin c combo is a matte finish that oily or combination skin I think would love! If you have dry skin like me you may only like it in the summers. ⁣ ⁣ ⚡️ Obagi is results driven, dermatologist vetted, & lab based.⁣ ✔️ Cruelty Free (medical line is not) ⁣
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jamiellanders
Kinetin+ Hydrating Eye Cream
OBAGI-Kinetin+ Hydrating Eye Cream
Derm Prescribed Acne Treatments!
Derm Prescribed Acne Treatments!
I recently went to the dermatologist for my persistent acne, and she prescribed two topical products for me: clindamycin gel for A.M. and tretinoin cream for P.M.. With insurance, they cost $10 and $8.72 respectively. Since I have dry & sensitive skin already, I will be starting both slowly. I will use the clindamycin gel every other morning for 2-4 weeks, and then every morning as prescribed. For the tretinoin cream, I will apply it every 3 nights for two weeks, every other night for two weeks, and then every night as prescribed. So what are these products? How do you use them? And how long will it take to see results? Let’s explore- What is Clindamycin? Clindamycin is a type of antibiotic. It is used topically to treat acne. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria that cause acne and by decreasing swelling. It is available in a variety of preparations including gel, foam, lotion, etc. How do you use Clindamycin gel? Apply a pea-size amount to your face. I apply dots to my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead before gently rubbing in the gel. I apply it after my serum and before my moisturizer. Make sure to wash your hands after applying the gel! What is Tretinoin? Tretinoin is also known as retinoic acid. It’s the generic name for synthetic vitamin A. It’s sold under many different brand names. Retin-A is one of those brand names, which shouldn’t be confused with retinol. Tretinoin is a prescription-strength topical cream or gel. It’s used mainly to treat acne, sun-damaged skin, and fine wrinkles. Tretinoin is able to speed up the life cycle of skin cells. It makes them divide faster and die faster, so newer, healthier cells can take their place. OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream How do you use Tretinoin? You also want to use a pea-size amount of this product. Again, I apply it in dots on my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead before gently rubbing in the cream. I apply it at the end of my PM routine. You also want to wash your hands after applying this! How long will it take to see results? My dermatologist said that it will take approximately 6-8 weeks to start seeing results. I made a follow-up appointment in 2.5 months to monitor my progress and make as-needed adjustments!
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Noelle2madison
Tretinoin 0.025% Cream
OBAGI-Tretinoin 0.025% Cream
Dark Spot/hyperpigment skin care routine- NIGHT
Dark Spot/hyperpigment skin care routine- NIGHT
I’ve covered my day-time melasma skin routine here: https://t.cherie.com/7GsdHP/ and this is my night time routine after a day of being out and about: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser Very gentle cleanser. You really have to get those circular movements in on your face to get every corner because I think it is a little too gentle...but non-stripping. BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Micellar water: set it into a cotton pad and wipe away. The perfect addition for removing anything left behind from the step prior. Sometimes the La Roche-Posay doesn’t get rid of all the makeup on my makeup-heavy days and this digs right it. I like this one because it’s for sensitive skin and soothes as well. However, it doesn’t remove my water-proof mascara so I use-Neutrogena - Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream for Dry Skin Ultra-soothing! It’s a gel-cream rather than a thick lotion. It hydrates so well with a lightweight touch to it. Definitely recommend. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 These next two products are specifically for my skin problems. I use one product one night and the other product the next night...never together. Words of caution: they left my skin pretty red for a few weeks but apparently, this is usual. Also, once I startd applying these, my Derm stressed the importance of sunblock even more and how reapplying is just as important. Advaita - Leneda Gel This is a silky sort of translucent thick “gel” if that makes any sense...very similar to the bare mineral primer texture. It was prescribed for pores on my my nose + surrounding areas but I am not sure if it had anything to do with clearing hyperpigmentation from the skin. OBAGI - Nu-Derm Blend Fx This is probably the harshest one of them all with Hydroquinine being its active ingredient (apparently it’s the gold standard for melasma treatment). It’s just a light cream and I apply it on my forehead, nose, + surrounding areas since my hyperpigmentation is concentrated there. I was told me not to apply it on my upper lips. It never irritated me nor did it cause itching but the next day, the areas where I applied it were red. Kinda looked like a sunburn. ...i wash my night products off the next morning and get on to my morning skin care routine. Ive been doing my morning and night skin routine for a total of 3 months but I have seen improvements in my skin. I’ve also made sure to constantly reapply sunblock (elta md SKINCARE - UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 ) and wear a hat when I go out. I’ve always been a ☀️ sun lover ☀️ but never wore sunblock up until 2 years ago. I think a mixture of that w genetics and other things have spiked up the melanin in my cells and enlarged those pores. Now, I’m extra careful when I’m out and going throughout the day.
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jjanetj13
Leneda Gel
Advaita-Leneda Gel