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Unpopular Opinion!
I was hearing that ALPHA-H - Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid was all the hype ! Everyone was raving on about how good it was, so I splurged and bought it to try out myself. Firstly, the packaging seems a bit cheap, and my bottle keeps leaking ? Not sure if this is common with others, but if I’m spending $60 on essentially a “toner” I don’t want to be wasting it on my bathroom tiles! Secondly, when I applied this to my skin, oh my gosh - did it go super red and very itchy - almost like a burning sensation. I kept it in for a couple of minutes to see if it would sink in and the redness would go away - it didn’t. I had to wash my face again to remove this product and ease the burning feeling. I don’t have sensitive skin, but I do have “thin skin” so I’m not sure if it was because of the glycolic acid , or the alcohol in it (alcohol is the second ingredient) - but it definitely wasn’t a pleasant feeling. I might give it a second chance in the future, but for now I think I will steer clear from it. Has anyone else used this product before and had the same reaction ? Let me know!
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Raech_M
Best Skincare Tip 🌟Exfoliation🌟
I think the best tip for skin is to exfoliate. Helping to remove the dead skin cells to make way for new skin which helps keep the bounce and life within the skin. There are 3 types of exfoliating you can do; 1. Physical Physical exfoliating is as it says the physical form, you can feel the ingredients texture on the skin which helps to remove the dead skin cells. Now you can get harsh ones that can cause mirco tears in the skin and we don’t want that. I use the fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash every now and then for a physical exfoliant. It doesn’t feel too rough on the skin and it smells amazing. This helps when I’ve had a busy week and just want an extra step in my cleansing 2. Chemical Chemical exfoliating is a overnight treatment usually involving an Alpha Hydroxy Acid or AHA which work in exfoliating above the skin, you can find this in Glycolic and Lactic Acids. I use ALPHA-H - Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid a couple times a week. This helps to slowly disconnect the bond between the skin that holds onto the dead skin cells. This works a little bit slower than a physical scrub but I feel like this does a lot more in the long run. It needs to be said to be careful when starting to use AHAs, these products can be intense for the skin and needs to be taken slowly. Tingling can occur with these products as well which is normal, they can be subdued by following with a moisturiser. Another form can be found in peel pads which some brands offer in a lower dosage. After using your AHA at night you must follow with a sunscreen in the morning, always protect your skin 3. Enzyme A enzyme exfoliation is like pac men, they come and eat away the dead skin cells like Pac-Man eats those dots. This is usually from fruit such as pineapple and papaya. It can be in a scrub gel form or I use the MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Youthquake Hydra-full Retexturizing Gel Crème Moisturizer this gave me the hydration I needed in the skin but it was helping to make sure I didn’t have dead skin so I was getting the radiance from the enzymes and it was also helping with any texture on the skin, I felt smoother and hydrated after using it. This is a great everyday product and you wouldn’t need to use other treatments with it as the enzymes are giving you the exfoliation you might need as well as helping texture.
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Berryblue2191
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Ingredient Highlight: NIACINAMIDE
Ingredient: Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3 Treats: Acne and Ezcema What it does: Create a lipid barrier on the skin Reduces redness and blotchiness Minimizes pore appearance Regulates oil production My favorite Niacinamide Serums: For daytime- ALPHA-H - Vitamin B Serum With Niacinamide This is a cocktail of amazing ingredients like Niacinamide to improve skin texture, Copper peptides to rejuvenate skin cells and boost collagen and elastin production, and Chia Seeds which are rich in Omega-3, fatty acids and antioxidants to plump and hydrate skin. I also apply a few drops to my palm and press into my skin. For nighttime- THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum This is a lightweight gel serum with 10% Niacinamide and 1% Hyaluronic Acid that helps to control oil production and reduce blemishes. I’ve been loving this and have seen a huge difference in my skin texture since using.
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Elizabethhhloves
Top Tips for Treating Hyperpigmentation!
I have combination, oily skin that is prone to breakouts, the breakouts lead to hyperpigmentation which is my biggest skin concern. I've been dealing with hyperpigmentation for what seems like forever and have learned some important tips when it comes to it! Tip #1: Use SPF religiously! For anyone dealing with hyperpigmentation this is the most important tip because the sun's UV rays can cause pigmentation to darken. SPF is also essential because many treatments for hyperpigmentation, like acids, can cause the skin to be even more sensitive to the sun. My top SPFs are: elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 Tip #2: Use Vitamin C in your routine! Vitamin C is an antioxidant that lightens dark spots, it also contains an enzyme that helps to prevent melanin production - effectively preventing hyperpigmentation! My Vitamin C products are: SKINCEUTICALS - Phloretin Cf FARMACY - Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum with Acerola Cherry URBAN SKIN Rx - Even Tone Smooth & Glow Enzyme Mask Tip #3: Niacinamide is a powerhouse at fighting pigmentation! Similar to vitamin C, niacinamide fights and prevents hyperpigmentation. It also helps to treat acne which for many of us is the main cause of our hyperpigmentation! My favorite products with niacinamide are: PETER THOMAS ROTH - Pro Strength Niacinamide Discoloration Treatment THE inkey LIST - Niacinamide Oil Control Serum Tip #4: Add a retinoid to your routine! Retinoids speed up the cell turnover rate, which for pigmentation means it helps to fade dark spots faster. I use a tretinoin, which is a prescription you can get from your dermatologist, but there are other great options like retinol! Here are my favorite retinol products: SKINCEUTICALS - Retinol 0.5 Retinol Night Cream DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel Additional Tips: Acid is your friend, but don't overdo it! Protect your moisture barrier! Healthy skin will heal the fastest! If your breakouts are hormonal, you may need to do some research into your diet! I've cut dairy and eggs because my body doesn't tolerate them and they were leading to hormonal breakouts.
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kali.janel
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EXFOLIATING ACIDS & How Not To Overdo It!!!👀✨💖
Exfoliating acids are everywhere now and so many new products are about exfoliating the skin to “reveal brighter, smoother skin”. In the age of exfoliating now, it’s so easy to overdo and can easily result in harming the skin instead. Here are my favorite exfoliating acids (and products) and how I use it so I don’t damage my skin! Lactic Acid: A super gentle acid that exfoliates the top layer of skin and removes dead skin cells. I find this to be the most gentle of the acids and can be used everyday. I love fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence because I use it as an essence treatment. This is a liquid formula that easily sinks into the skin and “primes” the skin for the next products. It’s also a hydrating formula! Azelaic Acid: Another more gentle exfoliating acid that helps improve the appearance of blemishes and fade post-acne marks. I love this PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster because it can be mixed into your moisturizer and boost the effectiveness. I love that this speeds up the healing process of my acne marks because then I get clearer skin quicker! Salicylic Acid: One of the most effective exfoliating acids for treating and preventing acne! It exfoliates deep into the layers of skin and removes dead skin cells. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator is a super strong and effective formula that I like to use when I’m breaking out A LOT. It’s too harsh on my skin to use daily but once a week is fine. I also love LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin which I use every night to wash my face. It’s just as effective and not too strong for daily use because it’s a wash off product and doesn’t stay on the skin. Glycolic Acid: Easily one of the strongest and deeply exfoliating acids out there. I find it super effective as a night serum like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum or as a scrub like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid . I use these products 2 times a week just to keep my skin free of congestion and to maintain the texture of my skin.
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Elizabethhhloves
My Thoughts on LUXURY SKINCARE 💸✨ Worth it? p.1
First of all skincare that’s a luxury to me may not be a luxury to you. I honestly think that it’s not the product brand or claims that make it a luxury, but the science, thought and ingredients behind it. We all have our own budgets and limits on how much we’re willing to spend so with everything I say on this subject, take it with a grain of salt! Skin Ceuticals. This is probably my favorite skincare brand- there’s so much research and science behind each product. My favorites include: - SKINCEUTICALS - Hydrating B5 Gel a super lightweight, but extremely hydrating and skin-plumping serum full of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 - SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum a potent anti-oxidant serum with Vitamins C & E, Ferulic Acid & L-Ascorbic Acid to help treat hyper-pigmentation and brighten the skin - SKINCEUTICALS - Retinol 0.3 a low percentage retinol for speeding up cell turnover without any irritation or overly drying the skin - SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 a super thin serum formula with high SPF to protect your skin from the sun - no white cast! Drunk Elephant. Their products are expensive and get hyped up A LOT (which sometimes makes me not want to try them?), but I like that their products are usually centered around one main ingredient. I’ve tried: - DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum which is a nice glycolic serum that helps to smooth and exfoliate the skin but I’ve tried other glycolic products like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid which I find more effective! - DRUNK ELEPHANT - D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops just a bronze-colored serum but I don’t find anything too special about it or its ingredients. I fell for the “anti-pollution” claim- never again! Fresh. I love some and don’t love some. I like their whole “natural” approach but I find some of their formulas not effective on my skin at all. - fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence I LOVE this facial treatment. I use it as an essence, as it contains Lactic Acid, to help gently brighten & smooth the skin. - fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This is super moisturizing night cream that really plumps up my skin overnight so I wake up to glowy, bouncy skin! - fresh - Rose Deep Hydration Toner This is so disappointing compared to their Black Tea Facial Treatment. It does nothing to hydrate- just feels like overpriced rose water. - fresh - Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer I think the rose in the formula irritates my skin and turns it a little pink. I’ve just been using it as a body cream so I it doesn’t go to waste! Elemis- check out part 2!
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Elizabethhhloves
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Products You Should Never Mix: Retinol & Acids
Active ingredients are the apple of the skincare community's eye! We can't get enough of them, but not all of them belong in a routine together! Let's talk about retinol and acids. Retinol is a member of the vitamin A family. It resurfaces the skin, fades dark spots and softens fine lines. Acids are exfoliants. They resurface the skin, fade dark spots and soften fine lines. So they both do the same thing, but in different ways! So why can't they work in the same routine? Well using them together can lead to irritation. You'll destroy your skin's barrier most likely leaving it red and extremely sensitive. There are also some studies that show retinol isn't as effective on "acidic" skin! It may disrupt the process that retinol must undergo. Retinol can also neutralize acid, making it less effective. So how can you incorporate both, easily actually! Use acids in the morning and retinol at night. This is how I use both and I have no negative side effects. I get the benefits of both active ingredients without compromising my skin's barrier! You can also opt for using a mask with acid at night, I would still take the night off from a retinol but if you wait long enough between products you could potentially still use your retinol. I have used both in the same routine and after one night of this application my skin was itchy and irritated, my barrier was compromised and I had to then strip my routine back to the basics and address the sensitivity. If you're using either acids, retinol or both be sure you are wearing SPF 30 (at least!) every single day! Curology - Curology formula ALPHA-H - Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask
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kali.janel

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Stay away!!
Stay away!!
ALPHA-H - Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid This product is SO insanely drying. The second ingredient is alcohol, if I had noticed that I would never have purchased. Even if you have really oily skin, I would not recommend this. It is far too drying and far too harsh! There are many far more effective glycolic treatments on the market that are less harsh.
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Mariana
Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid
ALPHA-H-Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid
FAVORITE Exfolianting Mask
FAVORITE Exfolianting Mask
Okay put down Drunk Elephant's Babyfacial, there's a new exfolianting mask in town! Well not new, but dare I say better? It's a mix of 15% glycolic, 5% lactic acid and tazman pepper (an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient). Hyaluronic acid and shea butter also nourish the skin. I prefer this to Babyfacial because it's a lower percentage and doesn't leave my skin sensitized, like Babyfacial can. At 20% it's still a strong peel and will absolutely leave you with the glowing and smooth skin that a peel should! At $75 the price is comparable to Babyfacial, but on the high end when compared to other brands. I think it's worth it for the clean and effective ingredients. I also think that it's a safer bet than Babyfacial, but always test new products! I would recommend this and will continue to repurchase! ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid
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kali.janel
Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid
ALPHA-H-Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid
ALPHA-H CLEAR SKIN BLEMISH CONTROL MASK
ALPHA-H CLEAR SKIN BLEMISH CONTROL MASK
ALPHA-H - Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask I loove Alpha-H products and this is my favorite mask from them. It’s. clay mask with Kaolin Clay that really helps to purify the skin and draw out excess oil and sebum. It has helped clear my skin so much and I’ve seen a huge difference. Even my friends have been asking me what I’ve changed up because my skin looks smooth and bright! It’s a gentle clay mask compared to others I’ve tried in the past because t doesn’t dry out my skin too much. I apply a thin layer over problem areas and qs soon as it’s fully dry (I like to hang around a mirror when I have this mask on) I will rinse it off and complete my skincare routine. It has improved my skin’s texture, pore congestion, and reduced my breakouts! It’s one of the masks I can’t live without!
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Elizabethhhloves
Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask
ALPHA-H-Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask
I apologize for how best up my
I apologize for how best up my Liquid Gold Eye Cream is but this is my ride or die and has made it through quite a few trips. On the pricier end of any eye creams I have tried, I was a little skeptical about trying out this product. After a few weeks of testing though, I would 100% purchase this again. My under eye area looks much more plump, hydrated and with less laugh lines then when I first started to use this product. The eye cream is light and blends in well. Easy to use when patting into the skin. Very clean, Alpha-H is one of my favorite brands because of how clean they formulate their products. The applicator is a gold metal alloy, I’m really good about cleaning whatever product is still on the applicator between uses so the product doesn’t oxidize on the applicator. Highly recommend this product.
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AmandaNicole
Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream
ALPHA-H-Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream
A comparison of glycolic toner
A comparison of glycolic toners • Pixi is a classic and I find it a bit more moisturising compared to the other two. I would give it at 7/10 • Alpha H is a bit harsher but I find it really good for congested skin and notice an overnight difference but it is a bit drying. I would give it a 6.5/10 • The Ordinary toner is my favourite. I find it works really well even for my sensitive skin. It’s harsh but doesn’t cause my skin to be sensitised. I would give it an 8.5/10
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sparklesandskin
Glow Tonic
pixi-Glow Tonic
I’d rather get coal than...
I’d rather get coal than...
The ALPHA-H - Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid is normally a cult favorite but to me it’s really bad. I really don’t enjoy using this. It smells like I’m putting straight rubbing alcohol on my face. I also didn’t notice any results from this. I personally think there are better exfoliators out there for cheaper as well. I won’t repurchase and I wouldn’t recommend.
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bribeautyinsider1
Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid
ALPHA-H-Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid
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