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Acne Scars
If you are dealing with acne scarring, maybe this post will help! Acne scars are formed when a breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it. During the healing process, the body produces collagen—a substance that gives the skin support. If the body produces too little or too much collagen, you will see a scar. Who is at risk for acne scarring? When a person Has inflammatory (swollen, reddish, and painful) acne. These often include acne cysts and nodules. This type of acne tends to penetrate deep into the skin, which damages the skin. Delays or does not treat inflammatory acne The longer a person has inflammatory acne, the greater the risk of scarring. Picks, squeezes, or pops acne This increases inflammation, which increases the risk of scarring. Has a blood relative who developed acne scars Genes play a large role. Products that are recommended by dermatologists: SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Retinol Reform Murad - Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment OLE HENRIKSEN - Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner Dr Dennis Gross - Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula 30 Applications If you have tried over the counter products and still aren’t seeing any results, your best bet is to see a good dermatologist. They use the following treatments: Laser skin resurfacing Chemical peeling Dermabrasion Microdermabrasion (differs from kits bought for at-home use) Resurfacing works well for treating acne scars that are nearly flat (not too deep). Even dermabrasion, which removes the top layers of skin and some of the middle layers, cannot effectively treat deep acne scars. For deeper scarring, they sometimes use fillers. A dermatologist may fill acne scars with collagen, the patient’s own fat, or another substance. Many fillers give temporary results, which last between 6 and 18 months. Some fillers are permanent. Collagen -induction therapy, skin tightening, electrodesication, and even scar surgery are also used. The takeaway is don’t think that you don’t have options! Definitely give the products I listed a good try. It can take months and months to really start seeing results so you definitely need to be patient. If those do not work for you, your dermatologist has a ton of options ❤️ Remember that no matter your skin, you are beautiful!!!
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LindseyRR
The Magic of Shani Darden Skincare 💫
Shani Darden skincare update ⁣ ⁣ I’ve incorporated Retinol Reform and their Oil Free Moisturizer into my routine frequently these past few months. The moisturizer has been such a dream. It’s so weightless and leaves my skin feeling so soft and looking smooth without any clogging. With normal to combination skin, oil free moisturizers are my go-to and this one definitely doesn’t disappoint. Cult favorite retinol reform is super gentle with 2.2% encapsulated retinol. My main concerns are dullness and uneven tone. Over a few months of using this 2 times per week, my skin looks brighter and more even and I’m excited to see the results once I finish the bottle.⁣ ⁣ Have you tried anything from the brand? ⁣ ⁣ SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Retinol Reform SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer ⁣ ______⁣__ *gifted
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svvphia
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SHANI DARDEN ROUTINE
I haven’t been using these long enough to speak on the long term benefits, but I wanted to share my first impressions of each: ⭐️ sake toning essence: i really love the idea of a toner and essence in one formula. once i read that this was formulated to help control oil and reduce appearance of pore size, I was SOLD! i have been trying this out in both my AM and PM routine to see what i like better. i think I may stick with using it in the AM for now, as it helps to keep me looking fresh and matifyed throughout the day! ⭐️ texture reform: i decided to go with this one instead of the retinol reform, because it’s a gentler and made for sensitive skin. i have used 2x at night so far and plan to add a day this week. so far I have had zero irritation from this and am excited to see the long term results! ⭐️ cleansing serum: this is super gentle and lathers very nicely. it doesn’t make my skin feel dry and gives my combination skin the perfect amount of hydration! i also feel like it helps calm inflammation and redness. i have used this as a second cleanse after oil cleansing and i have no makeup left behind!
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nicolepapanikos
Brand Spotlight: Shani Darden Skincare
Esthetician Shani Darden created her skincare line after training under a leading dermatologist. Her products, especially Retinol Reform, are popular among celebrities like Kelly Rowland @rosiehw, and Emmy Rossum. ⁣ ⁣ I received the best package with 4* of her cult favorites to test: Retinol Reform, Cleansing Serum, Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer, and the Sake Toning Essence. The packaging is minimal and sleek, which I am a fan of, and the pumps on the product make it easy to disperse. ⁣ ⁣ Retinol Reform: 2.2% encapsulated retinol targets uneven tone, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and acne scars without the irritation and dryness of other retinol serums. Also contains 2% lactic acid. I've only used this once so I can't speak on the claims. I liked the consistency and how quickly this absorbed. I didn't experience any tingling or other unpleasant sensations. I will be updating here when I've finished.⁣ ⁣ Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer: The texture and consistency are just what I look for in a moisturizer. This is super light-weight and absorbs nicely, leaving my skin feeling soft and non-greasy. I've been using this AM and PM since I received it only a few days ago so I can't say much. ⁣ ⁣ Cleansing Serum: Ever heard of a cleansing serum? This removes both makeup and impurities without stripping the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid and oat bran extract to restore moisture and olive extract to calm. ⁣ ⁣ Sake Toning Essence: Brightening, mattifying, and alcohol-free. Sake brightens the skin while Sebocytine controls oil production and appearance of pores. SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Cleansing Serum SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Retinol Reform SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Sake Toning Essence ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ _______⁣ *gifted⁣ ⁣
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svvphia
SHANI DARDEN ROUTINE
I haven’t been using these long enough to speak on the long term benefits, but I wanted to share my first impressions of each: ⭐️ sake toning essence: i really love the idea of a toner and essence in one formula. once i read that this was formulated to help control oil and reduce appearance of pore size, I was SOLD! i have been trying this out in both my AM and PM routine to see what i like better. i think I may stick with using it in the AM for now, as it helps to keep me looking fresh and matifyed throughout the day! ⭐️ texture reform: i decided to go with this one instead of the retinol reform, because it’s a gentler and made for sensitive skin. i have used 2x at night so far and plan to add a day this week. so far I have had zero irritation from this and am excited to see the long term results! ⭐️ cleansing serum: this is super gentle and lathers very nicely. it doesn’t make my skin feel dry and gives my combination skin the perfect amount of hydration! i also feel like it helps calm inflammation and redness. i have used this as a second cleanse after oil cleansing and i have no makeup left behind!
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nicolepapanikos
Skincare for enlarged pores&redness prone skin!
Love a gentle face wash for AM, hyaluronic acid then vitamin C is a must have for the morning. Then seal it all in with a moisturizer and then eye cream around the eyes. Lastly, sunscreen! Which is probably the most important part :) PM is face wash- HA serum- face cream - then wait for that to dry is key! - then apply tretinoin or retinol to minimize irritation. Eye cream to finish off When wearing makeup, break up with cleansing balm or micellar water then double cleanse! SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Omega Repair Cream SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Cleansing Serum DR. BARBARA STURM - DR. BARBARA STURM Eye Cream elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 NIOD - Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream TATCHA - The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream
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marissashim
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luxury skincare: one hit, one miss, one meh
I want to preface this post with a few things. 1. I do not support Drunk Elephant. I do not recommend you buy from them. I do not think they are a good company. I don’t want to debate this in the comments, I just want to state my opinions of them up front. 2. “Luxury” is VERY subjective. MY luxury is $40+ for a product. Someone else’s luxury may be $25+. Someone else’s luxury may be $100+. I also don’t want to debate this in the comments. Be sensitive to people of all backgrounds + budgets. 3. I do not think Luxury = good, great, perfect. To me, it usually just means expensive and unobtainable. Allies of Skin - Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum I really really like this serum. It’s a little stinky, but doesn’t throw me off - a lot of people HATE IT though. This serum got me through some of my worst moisture barrier breakdowns, my worst breakouts, and worst dry skin I’ve ever had. It saved my skin some days. I cannot speak to the antioxidant benefits of this just yet- those take months and even years to see consistent results. I use two pumps in my morning routine after my toner and eye cream. I think it’s a huge step up from your Ordinary or Inkey List HA, so I count this as a HIT! Can be purchased on their website for $75. SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum This is pretty good! I think it could be better for the price. The texture is smooth and applies well - no pilling or issues with irritation either. I use this once a week in my pm routine (no other exfoliants in the week, no other actives in the same routine). This one is a MEH for me, I think there are great exfoliants that rival this one for a fraction of the price. It’s a mild retinoid paired with lactic acidosis and aloe vera for a very unique set of ingredients. Available at Sephora for $88. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream this is a total MISS for me. I thought I really liked it at first, but once I started using it consistently I realized I had so many other moisturizers in my collection that were MUCH cheaper than this that hydrated and moisturized my skin just as well, if not better. The texture is creamy and velvety, but kind of sits on top of my skin and doesn’t sink in very fast. Doesn’t really help my extreme dryness, but works well on normal skin. Has peptide complex that is pretty unique to this product! Available at Sephora for $68. The packaging is non recyclable because of the airless pump.
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nakiacheyenne
SHANI DARDEN ROUTINE
I haven’t been using these long enough to speak on the long term benefits, but I wanted to share my first impressions of each: ⭐️ sake toning essence: i really love the idea of a toner and essence in one formula. once i read that this was formulated to help control oil and reduce appearance of pore size, I was SOLD! i have been trying this out in both my AM and PM routine to see what i like better. i think I may stick with using it in the AM for now, as it helps to keep me looking fresh and matifyed throughout the day! ⭐️ texture reform: i decided to go with this one instead of the retinol reform, because it’s a gentler and made for sensitive skin. i have used 2x at night so far and plan to add a day this week. so far I have had zero irritation from this and am excited to see the long term results! ⭐️ cleansing serum: this is super gentle and lathers very nicely. it doesn’t make my skin feel dry and gives my combination skin the perfect amount of hydration! i also feel like it helps calm inflammation and redness. i have used this as a second cleanse after oil cleansing and i have no makeup left behind!
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nicolepapanikos
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The Magic of Shani Darden Skincare 💫
Shani Darden skincare update ⁣ ⁣ I’ve incorporated Retinol Reform and their Oil Free Moisturizer into my routine frequently these past few months. The moisturizer has been such a dream. It’s so weightless and leaves my skin feeling so soft and looking smooth without any clogging. With normal to combination skin, oil free moisturizers are my go-to and this one definitely doesn’t disappoint. Cult favorite retinol reform is super gentle with 2.2% encapsulated retinol. My main concerns are dullness and uneven tone. Over a few months of using this 2 times per week, my skin looks brighter and more even and I’m excited to see the results once I finish the bottle.⁣ ⁣ Have you tried anything from the brand? ⁣ ⁣ SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Retinol Reform SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer ⁣ ______⁣__ *gifted
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svvphia
Brand Spotlight: Shani Darden Skincare
Esthetician Shani Darden created her skincare line after training under a leading dermatologist. Her products, especially Retinol Reform, are popular among celebrities like Kelly Rowland @rosiehw, and Emmy Rossum. ⁣ ⁣ I received the best package with 4* of her cult favorites to test: Retinol Reform, Cleansing Serum, Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer, and the Sake Toning Essence. The packaging is minimal and sleek, which I am a fan of, and the pumps on the product make it easy to disperse. ⁣ ⁣ Retinol Reform: 2.2% encapsulated retinol targets uneven tone, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and acne scars without the irritation and dryness of other retinol serums. Also contains 2% lactic acid. I've only used this once so I can't speak on the claims. I liked the consistency and how quickly this absorbed. I didn't experience any tingling or other unpleasant sensations. I will be updating here when I've finished.⁣ ⁣ Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer: The texture and consistency are just what I look for in a moisturizer. This is super light-weight and absorbs nicely, leaving my skin feeling soft and non-greasy. I've been using this AM and PM since I received it only a few days ago so I can't say much. ⁣ ⁣ Cleansing Serum: Ever heard of a cleansing serum? This removes both makeup and impurities without stripping the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid and oat bran extract to restore moisture and olive extract to calm. ⁣ ⁣ Sake Toning Essence: Brightening, mattifying, and alcohol-free. Sake brightens the skin while Sebocytine controls oil production and appearance of pores. SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Cleansing Serum SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Retinol Reform SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Sake Toning Essence ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ _______⁣ *gifted⁣ ⁣
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svvphia

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Black-owned brand: Shani Darden
Black-owned brand: Shani Darden
I will be sharing reviews coming up that feature Black-owned brands! The first is the Texture Reform Treatment from Shani Darden. I have normal/dry/combo skin with rosacea. I’m also sensitive and acne prone! SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE - Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum Claims: — improve appearance of fine lines, wrinkles — smooth skin — brighten skin Key ingredients: — retinyl palmitate (mild retinoid that supports cell turnover and reduce dark spots, acne) — lactic acid 7% (exfoliates) — aloe vera (soothes) My thoughts: — This is their texture reform treatment, which runs $88 (you can get it online or at Sephora, but you know how I feel about Sephora lol). — It’s great for my sensitive skin, and I use it once a week in my pm routine! You’re supposed to be able to up the usage to 2x a week, but I’m not there yet. — It’s super gentle and doesn’t tingle, or irritate my skin or rosacea. It doesn’t smell great, but most retinol products don’t because, well, it’s not a body cream you know.⁣ — This is mostly marketed for fine lines and wrinkles, but I’ve found it’s helped me with my texture and breakouts! — It’s not an immediate glow kind of thing, but something that helps my skin over time. I’m looking forward to seeing more improvement in the future, but dang that price tag gets me. — I really recommend using a heavy moisturizer after this if you have normal or dry skin, as this does tend to make my skin drier than normal.
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nakiacheyenne
Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum
SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE-Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum