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Sunscreen for all Seasons.
Newsflash: The outside temperature is not indicative of whether you need to wear SPF or not. In fact, the reflection of UV rays off of snow oftentimes intensifies UV damage. Primer and Protector all-in-one. In my own personal case, I have to be incredibly picky when it comes to choosing skincare. As someone with incredibly reactive and sensitive skin, my skin type also changes every few weeks. From oily and acne-prone, to dry and incredibly flaky-- I knew I needed an SPF that could adapt to my ever-changing skin. Thank the skincare heavens for Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Unseen Sunscreen works just as it sounds, it glides on completely clear, and even primes your skin for a perfect face of makeup. The product is formulated for all skin types, and since it’s not slimy or overly mattifying, it can be used all-year-round no matter the weather. Unseen Sunscreen provides SPF 40, with a blue light protection complex for those of us who love all-day screen time. Personally, I’m not a fan of wearing foundation in the Summertime, and the clear formula of Unseen Sunscreen has been a total game-changer compared to the white or purple tint other SPF products have left on my skin in the past. For anyone who’s also ingredient-conscious, Unseen Sunscreen is certified Clean at Sephora, containing ZERO “no-no’s” and “iffy” ingredients. And retailing for only $44, Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen truly does it all, from January climate to July heat. Unseen Sunscreen contains hydration Meadowfoam Seed derivatives while being 100% oil-free to cater to anyone who battles a slick T-Zone. Need a little more? The texture is closest to what I would describe as a gel-cream. A little bit goes a long way, so Supergoop’s 1.7oz. the bottle has lasted me through an entire season!
is this sunscreen worth the hype?!!☀️🏖✨
IT IS SOOO WORTH IT!!! I have been waiting to try theSupergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 for such along time it did not disappoint !! - it is completely clear so it doesn’t leave any white cast which is perfect for people with darker skin tones - the consistency is like a very light weight gel and has a some what smoothing affect on my skin and it melts right in - it doesn’t really have a scent - contains red algae which soothes the skin, meadow foam seed which hydrates the skin, and other great antioxidants - protects skin from blue light emitted by electronics - it is also coral reef safe which is AMAZING since it’s really hard to find sunscreens that won’t harm our reefs 🌊 I’m so glad I got to try this sunscreen it is a real game changer. The only thing I would say is that it’s kinda pricey for the amount that comes in the bottle( it’s $34 for 1.7 fl oz) but other that it’s an amazing product. I would definitely say that it’s worth the hype and just remember what works for someone else’s skin might not always work for your skin!!❤️
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HELP ME add differin to my routine!
So this is my first post and I don’t know how the Cherie algorithm works so I hope some skincare professionals see this but I am curious if I should switch my skincare routine around to make room for differin gel? My routine is extremely basic already because I only started back up a few months ago, but I’m not sure if I should maybe do the niacinamide in the AM and only use the differin at night? Can I still continue my double cleanse with differin? Also, should I stick to the hydrating face wash at nights as well when I start the differin treatment? I hope someone sees this lol 😭
Achieving that Glow can’t just be Skincare
Hey Peeps 👋 I ❤️ skincare, I like refer to my skincare routines as SelfCare! but I also know the way to improve my combination complexion is through exercise 👣👣👣 and maintaining a good diet 👀. I do these posts sometimes ☺️ This October I’ve been walking 🚶🏽♀️ 60 km to support Mental Health Research. Only 20 km to go 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 I like to get out whenever I can, it’s hot here in Australia 🇦🇺 we’re in Spring 🌞 I take my water bottle filled with: #Arbonne Essentials - Greens Balance[products]#[FiveStars] It contains spirulina, kale, artichoke, broccoli, spinach, alfalfa, barley grass, and wheat grass contain chlorophyll, and vitamins A, K and E. Reds like, pomegranate, cherry, red coffee bean and tomato provide antioxidants including vitamin C, flavonoids, and polyphenols. Yellows such as pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, papaya and mango contain vitamins A and C along with antioxidant bioflavonoids and alpha- and beta-carotene and Blues like blueberry, blackcurrant, purple sweet potato, and elderberry are sources of antioxidants, resveratrol and vitamin C. I add an #Arbonne Essentials - Energy Fizz Sticks[products]#[FiveStars] Guarana supports energy, Ginseng root helps support physical capacity and performance, Green tea and guarana provide naturally derived caffeine, Taurine, an amino acid, supports energy, Coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant and helps support energy. My photo is of me out there this morning and I love how my skin looks but I never leave without my cap and sunglasses. I use BANANA BOAT - Ultra Sport Sunscreen lotion broad spectrum, SPF 50 when going out. It’s rating is because of the sheen it leaves. It’s a wonderful sunscreen and my go to when at the beach 🏖 thanks to Cherie I’ve ordered PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+😃 I also do smoothies, todays was a Banana 🍌 Strawberry 🍓 and blueberry smoothie with Greek yoghurt. So while I love skincare, I’ve also started to improve my diet. I still eat Maccas, bacon and egg muffins are my fav and they’re not going anywhere but I also try and combat with vitamins and walking. I don’t run 🏃♀️ walkings my speed 😉 A plug for goli NUTRITION - Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies these are great for my digestion and have amazing superfood ingredients like pomegranate, beetroot, citrus 🍊, Vitamin b12, Vitamin b9 and pectin. Let me know if you have any questions by commenting below. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Have a wonderful day and get out there If you have time 😁 Jade
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Acné routine am and pm
my acne prone skin care routine
September/October Subscription bag haul
I signed up for Ipsy Glam Bag Plus (5 full size products) and Allure Limited Edition and regular Beauty Boxes in September and I’m really excited to try all my products that arrived!! Watch this space for reviews and let me know if you can identify any of the pictured products that you would like to see reviewed! Products I’m most looking forward to trying: •Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasian exfoliater •Kevyn Aucoun Glassglow in Prism Rose •Elta MD Sunscreen •Versa Retinol eye cream •Huda Beauty Cream Lipstick •111 Skin Cryo ATP Sportbooster Serum •Wander Beauty Mascara •Sol de Janeiro Body cream.... Ok... pretty much •everything 😍😍😍 These beauty boxes can end up being great deals!
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Hormonal Acne Journey Continued!
After roughly 4 months of taking spironolactone, I can say that I’m really happy with my skin! Yes, there is some scarring and minor breakouts, but much better than before! I’ve been using the CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion at night and with sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 during the day! I can totally see a difference with a combination of these products. For those of you struggling with hormonal acne, hang in there! It takes time and a lot of trial and error. Speak to your dermatologist and stick to a routine consistently! Also, the cherie community’s support helps ♥️
Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser This cleanser is amazing for my oily skin. I use it morning and night and it does not dry out my skin at all. It has a faint fragrance that smells really good and “clean”. My skin feels super soft after I use this and it helps control my oil. cocokind - Rosewater Facial Toner I use this toner in the morning after I cleanse. I mist it directly onto my face and let it dry, sometimes I pat it in a little with my fingertips. I really like this toner because it is not too harsh and it is literally only one ingredient. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I use this in the mornings after toner. I have been using it for three months now and it has completely transformed my skin. For as long as I can remember my skin has been dull, covered in little clogged pores (bumps) on my forehead and cheeks and it’s looked horrible. Nothing I tried ever fixed my problem (and I tried everything). Then when I saw reviews for this I thought it was too good to be true but I was wrong. It has been heavenly for my skin and I’m really satisfied with the results. My bumps are gone and my complexion is extremely bright and glowing. CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ I’ve been using this moisturizer since I was like ten years old and I love it. It never makes me feel greasy and it makes my skin super soft. I use it in the mornings and night. BURT’S BEES - Skin Nourishment Eye Cream I’m really happy with this eye cream because it is for sensitive skin and the skin around my eyes is extremely sensitive. I tried using an eye cream once before and it literally burned the skin around my eyes, made it super red and dry. I was reluctant to try one again but this one has never done that. It makes the skin under my eyes super soft and I love it! I use it both morning and night. sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 I use this to complete my morning skincare routine. I like it because it has a slight fragrance but it smells really good. My skin never feels greasy after using it and it absorbs it really well. The only negative to this is that if it gets in my eye it burns a little but other than that it’s good. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution I use this as my night toner. I apply it with a cotton pad. I really like this because it literally just sucks out all the dirt from my pores from the day and makes my skin feel super clean. My cotton pad will literally be tinted brown after I use it (gross) but that means its really getting rid of all the dirt and gunk from the day. The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% I use this at night and it makes my skin feel super clean and good. The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil I use this at the end of my night routine, jade roll it on. I love it.
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Sunscreen: And The Winner Is....
Drunk Elephant’s Umbra Sheer vs La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios I’m still looking for the perfect face sunscreen. These two have been part of the journey and they each have pros and cons. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios Melt-in Milk Body & Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 100 Anthelios 100 SPF: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 PROS: * 100 SPF * Water resistant (80 minutes) * Seems like it can go under makeup well * Easy to use bottle CONS: * La Roche-Posay tests on animals * When I sweat a lot, I worry some of it might be coming off because I can definitely taste it. 😐 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30: ⭐️⭐️.5 / 5 PROS: * Cruelty-free company * Meets the minimum needed 30 SPF CONS: * Not water-resistant * I felt like it didn’t rub in as well as I’d like it to * Is just okay Obviously La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios wins here due to its high SPF and because it’s water-resistant (that includes sweat!). That said, I probably won’t purchase again because the company tests on animals. If you have a favorite facial sunscreen, let me know! Drunk Elephant has a lot of good products but I’m just not feeling their sunscreen. If a sunscreen isn’t water-resistant, I’m not even going to entertain the idea. We all sweat. I need staying power. I also just wasn’t a fan of the feel of it. It seemed a little sticky, like it didn’t absorb as well as I would have liked.
Did Drunk Elephant cure my hormonal acne?!
I’ve struggled with hormonal acne most of my adult life and have spent so much money on so many different products looking for anything that helped. I was a little hesitant to try DE because it seems to have a bad rep and is a little pricey but decided to give it ago and I can’t deny what it did for my skin! With that said, some of the products I will definitely repurchase and some I can live without. Let me know what other Drunk Elephant products or dupes you love in the comments please! DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser I was terrified to commit to a cleanser that #1 did not have salicylic acid in it and #2 that you only used once a day. First impression was that it has a nice jelly based consistency with no overwhelming scent. It doesn’t lather much but idc as long as it does the job. Leaves you feeling cleansed and not irritating. DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum Never have I ever used a chemical exfoliant and never will I ever go back to just physical again! DE recommends that you mix some products together in the same application and even supplies you with “smoothie recipe” suggestions. Every evening I’d cleanse first and mix tlc with Marula oil and peptide cream. You can definitely feel the tingle of the tlc but I personally love it because you can tell it’s doing something! DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum This is one I could personally live without. It has a bit of a pungent smoky odor and there are cheaper vitamin c serums our there that do the job just fine. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum Definitely a repurchase item. It made my skin feel so hydrated and plump. I can’t believe I was missing out on this for so long. Remember, I was just looking for something to “help” my acne and scarring. These added benefits were an extra surprise. DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream Another one I can live without. I had no noticeable benefits from this product but it felt nice going on. I don’t struggle with dark circles or puffiness so I can’t really comment too much on this. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream This creamy goodness is amazing. Applied at night and gave my face much needed moisture. Even though I am oily, I get really dry in odd areas like my eyebrows and creases on my nose so this fixed that asap. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil This product balanced out my natural oil production...Finally! Before this, I had never heard of facial oil and now my life will never be the same. Less oil = less acne. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 Nice product with good ingredients but did leave some noticeable white cast for me. Might try the tinted sunscreen by them next time. Doesn’t apply too greasy
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Hey y’all! Today I’m going to be talking about the importance of sunscreen and one of my favorite brands Supergoop! Supergoop! - Play Everyday Lotion SPF 30 with Sunflower Extract Sunscreen prevents wrinkles, penetration of UVA and UVB rays, signs of aging, and decreases risk of skin cancers. I put sunscreen on even when it’s not sunny! It’s a great habit to continue in your routine to keep you looking youthful. I love Supergoop because the sunscreen blends so nicely into my skin without that weird white cast many sunscreens can leave..the glowscreen Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 is one of my faves it give you that stunning lit from within glow. Use the 2 finger rule and continue to wear your sunscreen!!! Hopes this helps!
Just a golden hour skin update 😍
COVID & quarantine have taught me a lot- most importantly being how essential it is to be consistent in order to see skincare results. Before the stay at home orders I had no consistent routine and just grabbed whatever & incorporated all kinds of stuff I didn’t need or my skin didn’t like. I’ve learned to keep it simple & stick to & switch between only a few things!! Morning routine: ￼￼￼￼Rinse with water ￼￼￼￼Toner or Spray: eitherTOWER 28 - SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray or INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner ￼￼￼￼Vitamin C: OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum currently, thinking of trying SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serumnext- does anyone have thoughts on this?? ￼￼￼￼Hydrate!!!: Depending on what my skin is feeling like it needs GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer Krave - Barrier Relief FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer or a mix if I’m dry/have time. ￼￼￼￼Sunscreen every single day: Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 Krave - The Beet Shield Night routine: ￼￼￼￼Double cleanse: KOSE COSMEPORT - SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil followed by Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser if I’m wearing makeup I’ll oil cleanse with FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm ￼￼￼￼Spray!:TOWER 28 - SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray or INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner ￼￼￼￼Exfoliate: PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator ￼￼￼￼Spray again! ￼￼￼￼Treat: Curology - Curology formula ￼￼Niacinamide: #PAULA'S CHOICE - Niacinamide 20% Treatment[products]#[FiveStars] ￼￼￼￼Hydrate: Depending what my skin needs, switch betweenGLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer Krave - Barrier Relief FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer NATURA CULINA - Chamomile Face Oil Full Size ￼￼￼￼Sleeping mask: GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask belif - Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask or LANEIGE - Cica Sleeping Mask or nothing when I’m lazy 🤷🏼♀️ Thanks for coming to my super long for no reason post 🤣 I have also learned that these are essentially the only products I use & I have so much other stuff that’s just taking up space!! #CherieCreator
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fresh faced & rosy lips
🌸 i picked up a new lip balm and absolutely love the sheer color and hydration it has 💄 tarte - SEA Quench Lip Rescue Balm in shade Rose - what it is moisturizing lip balm with a hint of sheer color from virgin and cruelty free brand, tarte - ingredients 1) algae and marine extracts that soften and smooth the lips 2) spilanthes acmella flower extract: promote skin for less, smoothness, and elasticity 3) coconut oil: hydrating and conditioning 4) vitamin E: emollient and antioxidant 5) jojoba oil: lock in the hydration - finish high shine with a lil hint of color, dewy and amazing - scent very light, a lil bit minty but barely noticable - price $19 and i actually think its worth it! i think this balm is gonna last a long while and i love the color and shine 🌸 rest of my makeup routine Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream Concealer with 2% Salicylic Acid Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder URBAN DECAY - Limited Edition Heavy Dose All Nighter Setting Spray Duo LANCÔME - CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Gel
there’s NO FOUNDATION in these pictures!
✨ what I use INSTEAD of FOUNDATION ✨ 🌊 I gave up foundation in the middle of college, partially out of laziness and partially because I decided my skin was okay without it. do i have clear skin? HECK NO. do i fake it well? HECK YEAH! 🌊 my skin type: oily and acne prone. My skincare routine is all anti acne products and oil reducing products, with a bunch of scar and dark spot reducing products as well. (pls see my profile for skin posts) 🌊 how i do it 1) prime Supergoop! - 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Screen SPF 40 SPF is important and this one fills in pores and mattifies skin for smooth skin. while the product itself isn’t clear, there is no tint or white cast 2) conceal (the key to the look) SEPHORA COLLECTION - Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream Concealer with 2% Salicylic Acid this concealer contains the active ingredient of salicylic acid, which is anti acne and anti oil. I use this on active spots, scars, and any discoloration. Usually i have to hit darker spots more than once and take care to blend well. this tube is in the shade HONEY which is almost exactly my skin tone. 3) set Milk MAKEUP - Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder kill all shine and pores with this tinted setting powder that blurs out my skin. i let my most oily parts bake for a little bit, like the areas next to my nose. it adds any additional coverage the concealer didn’t get 4) bronze benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzer i give myself fake cheekbones with a little dash of this cult classic below my cheeks. always take care to blend super well! 5) brows GRANDE COSMETICS - Grandebrow-Fill Volumizing Brow Gel With Fibers & Peptides this takes and sets my brows into place while helping growth benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel for easy color 6) lashes LANCÔME - CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base protects your eyelashes so they can grow longer, add vitamins. Makes a great face to put mascara on COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara as someone with short eyelashes, I love this mascara because it adds volume and curl
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This sunscreen is a BLESSING!!💖👏👏
I cannot say enough amazing things about this sunscreen !! It is prob my favorite beauty product I own! Yes, it is very expensive for a product that can fit in the palm of my hand, but it is well worth it! I have oily T-zone, and this does not leave me greasy, even hours later, in fact I feel like it keeps my own oil under control. Under my makeup, it works wonderfully!! I honestly go without primer when I wear this sunscreen because this sunscreen is actually better than any primer I have ever used. My foundation ends up being more full-coverage (even though I use my regular amount) and the makeup DOES NOT BUDGE. Even after spending several hours at Vegas pool parties.I will say that it does leave a slight white tint when you first put it on, but that goes away after it soaks into the skin. The consistency is surprisingly thin, but I think that's what makes it sink into the skin so easily and quickly. It leaves my skin feeling velvety and smooth and not at all sticky or greasy. There also is no white cast that you get with most sunscreens. I've worn makeup on top of it without any problems. I also rather enjoy the smell, which is light and perfumey, not reminiscent of the typical chemical sunscreen smell. The only downside to this product is it's a little pricey, but I have yet to find a sunscreen that feels as good on my skin and under my makeup as this one. I tried the Shiseido body and face sport version of the sunscreen (blue packaging), and it doesn't hold a candle to this one—it's thicker, doesn't sink in well, and leaves a very noticeable white cast. I'll be repurchasing this version when that one runs out. You will not regret this purchase!!
⛅️End of Summer SPF roundup! Face & body🧴
Just because Summer is coming to an end, your love affair with daily UV protection never should. These are the sunscreens I tried this year that I wanted to share with you guys. 🌤An obvious disclaimer: my skin is very pale & I can’t totally predict how these products will blend into deep skin tones regarding “white cast” (the washing out effect that zinc based sunscreens can have) But I tried my best to give an idea of the texture before & after blending/absorbing, check out the slides🤍 KINSHIP - Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturzing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 Texture: creamy & moisturizing Finish: very dewy/shiny SPF: 32 Type: Zinc Oxide 22.4% I did a thorough review of this probiotic moisturizing sunscreen in a previous post, it’s very detailed⚡️ Has a light natural vanilla-oatmeal scent & a slight beige tint. I love this one for being so moisturizing & comfortable to wear, but the finish is quite dewy, so I feel I need powder over this to wear it in public. sun bum - Mineral Face Lotion SPF 30 Texture: creamy & lightweight Finish: matte SPF: 30 Type: Titanium Dioxide 5.3% /Zinc Oxide 2.4% This is such a great inexpensive option for a matte, mineral sunscreen that leaves very minimal white cast. The cast is slightly blue, though it blends away on my skin, this could be problematic for darker tones. The texture is so creamy yet very lightweight, it reminds me of makeup primer. It’s quite moisturizing, has no scent & is the most matte out of the 3. SHISEIDO - Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 42 Texture: liquidy & lightweight Finish: matte SPF: 42 Type: Zinc Oxide 12.5% /Octinoxate 4.9% /Octocrylene 3% This has been my go-to for years. It’s a combination of mineral & chemical sunscreens, & is oil free. You have to shake the contents really well first, but it has a little shaker ball inside to help. I love the texture of this, really light & absorbs well without being overly matte. I do always need moisturizer on under this though. The white cast is really minimal even with reapplication, & it’s never irritated my dry skin. Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF 45 Texture: lightweight liquid aerosol Finish: satin/semi sheen SPF: 45 Type: Homosalate 15% /Oxybenzone 6% /Octisalate 5% /Avobenzone 3% /Octocrylene 2.35% Honestly this makes my skin feel itchy & tight after applying, even after I moisturize. I’ve been steering away from purely chemical sunscreen formulas like this, but chemical sunscreens do work better for sone people. I wouldn’t recommend for dry or sensitive skin. sun bum - Mineral Continuous Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 Texture: creamy, medium weight aerosol Finish: velvet matte SPF: 30 Type: Zinc Oxide 14% Has a sort of tropical scent & feels good on the skin. Though some white cast, it’s not the ‘blue’ tint the face lotion has. Full review in a previous post.
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Good skincare for life.
I’ve been obsessed with skincare and makeup since I was a little girl. I made my own masks, I religiously cleansed my face day and night once I started wearing makeup and I used treatment products and moisturizers long before I needed them - that is key! Start a skincare routine as early as you can. If you think your skin is perfect and doesn’t need anything, think about the decades coming! Start now! Here’s the thing- skincare (and makeup) don’t have to be complicated or expensive. I regularly blend drugstore products with high end products. Honestly, many of the drugstore products turn out to be my favorites. Full disclosure, I use a crap ton of skincare products and I change up my routine as needed. I rarely put on a full face of makeup but I do wear some makeup 5-6 days of the week because it makes me feel pulled together and I like how it looks. No apologies necessary for daily make up wearers- do what makes you feel good! No shame in self care, ever! Today felt like a full-face-of-makeup day for some reason, so I had some fun and put it all on. Here are some of my fave products and what I used today: 1. Day old hair with Toni & Guy matte hair powder. 2. Cleanse face with CLARISMA - Malibu Blush Exfoliating Scrub - the enzymes in this cleanser keep my face smooth and glowing. Follow with some quick swipes of pixi - Glow Tonic allow to dry then mix one dropThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Matrixyl* 10% + HA , half pumpCLARISMA - Cali Dreaming Cream Daily Moisturizer massage in and appy a dab of Roots Sensitive Eye Cream to eyes. When my face is dry I apply a layer of DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 . 3. Prime my oily skin with smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer Super Light , one little drop each LANCÔME - Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation and SHISEIDO - Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 15 MAYBELLINE - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer for under eyes, e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer (just discovered this!), UNDONE BEAUTY - LIP TO CHEEK 3-IN-1 CREAM PALETTE , tiny bit of bareMinerals - Mineral Veil Setting Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 25 on t-zone, SHISEIDO - Shiseido Eyelash Curler COVERGIRL - Total Tease Waterproof Mascara NYX - Eyebrow Cake Powder , Rimmel grey eyeliner, a few pats bh - Illuminating in Ireland 6 Color Highlight Palette Sephora chunky crayon brow enhancer, florence by mills - Limited Edition Get Glossed Lip Gloss Duo . Last, I like to spray a couple spritzes of HERBIVORE - Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist to get a satin look. This seems like a lot, but it takes maybe 6-8 minutes. I apply my foundation, concealer, cream blush and eye shadow by hand. Always have, always will. My skin isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty good and I owe it to taking care of my skin for more than 30 years. Unfortunately, I grew up in an era we didn’t talk about sunscreen and sun damage. I baked in the sun and eeeeek, tanning beds. Surprisingly, my skin isn’t horrible but I definitely see the damage. I’m currently working on undoing some of that damage. Morale of the story, take care of your skin and enjoy the process. I do!
September Empties: mini edition!
Today I’m doing mini Monday a little different! I used up a ton of products in the month of September, including lots of mini’s while traveling. So today I’m featuring my thoughts on the mini’s I finished. Stay tuned for my full size empties tomorrow! ✨ . . 🤷🏽♀️ voir - Sunrise Rituals: Signature Shampoo voir - Sunset Rituals: Signature Conditioner : Nice but I have long hair and it’s really hard to tell my thoughts with a tiny packet! But it did smell amazing. . 👎🏼 ORIGINS - High-Potency Night-a-Mins Mineral-Enriched Oil-Free Renewal Cream : this is a nice thick moisturizer for night time. But I can’t get past the smell. It reminds me of some bad fruity drink I had in college 😂😬 . 👎🏼Kiehl's - Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream : this is just way too light weight and not moisturizing enough for my skin type. You might like this if you’re oily. . ❤️ philosophy - Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Shower, Bath & Shave Gel : yess this is the lemon custard and it smells soo good! . 👎🏼 DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 : this is SO greasy I can’t stand it. . 🤷🏽♀️ DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream : I don’t get the hype behind this. It’s also too greasy for me. And I’m not supporting DE right now. . 🤷🏽♀️ Milk MAKEUP - Kush Lip Balm : I like it! But not extremely long lasting. It did melt and get messy though. Would maybe repurchase on sale. . 🤷🏽♀️ NARS - Climax Mascara : nice for volume but it dried out quickly and flaked a lot. . ❤️ CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm : yes really enjoyed this. Would get on sale. Probably will save this little tub to put some balm from my full sizes in for future travel! . ❤️ REDKEN - One United Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray : yes a solid leave in conditioner!
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two finger sunscreen rule ✌🏾☀️
It’s still gloomy outside, but I’m still putting on sunscreen! Yesterday I mentioned that you should be wearing sunscreen everyday no matter the weather. What I forgot to say was how much sunscreen you should be using. It is recommended that 1/4 teaspoon of sunscreen be used to cover your face and neck during each application. @makeupforwoc (on ig & twitter) says that 1/4 teaspoon is equivalent to two fingers worth of sunscreen. So make sure that you’re applying sunscreen every day, every two hours, and using the two finger rule!
rate my routine
my skin is very very dry and acne prone AM: i start with the Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser this was recommended by my derm next i go in with the The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 on damp skin i wait about 30 seconds and follow up with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this has helped my acne so much, since i have dry skin i follow up with a heavy moisturizer like the CeraVe - Healing Ointment this is the only thing heavy enough for my dry skin, i then finish with the Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 i love this sunscreen PM: i start with POND'S - Cold Cream Cleanser as a first cleanse and makeup remover, for my second cleanse i go in with Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser this was recommended by my derm, next i exfoliate 3 times a week with The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and i use the The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 on damp skin to hydrate and follow with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% next i use the Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer to hydrate and follow with CeraVe - Healing Ointment to lock everything in how do you like my routine, anything i should change? any advice?
☀️ sun care ☀️
Spf is an absolute must! These are my favorite so far. I always apply spf after my skincare and before primer. All of these make my skin glow. Dr Dennis Gross: has no scent and after I apply it it doesn’t pill and doesn’t leave a white cast on my face. Dr Dennis Gross - Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Supergoop! Unseen sunscreen: it comes out clear and it leaves my skin matte. Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Shiseido urban environment: its liquid so you have to shake it. Has a very slight scent but one of my favorites. SHISEIDO - Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 42 Biossance sheer mineral sunscreen: smells a little like spf but it blend really well into the skin. BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ Coola mineral sun silk creme: super soft and leaves my skin semi matte. COOLA - Full Spectrum 360° Mineral Sun Silk Crème Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 30
Dr Dennis Gross-Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Easy SPF makeup setting spray
I’m obsessed with coola products and have been for years. I recently discovered their makeup setting spray and given that it had added SPF I knew I needed to try it. This really sets the makeup nicely. It has a bit of an alcohol smell to it but thst disappears on application. The spray feature allows for dispersion if product easily and equally. It also comes in a nice glass bottle! Will definitely repurchase. COOLA - Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30
COOLA-Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30
New AM & PM routines!
This is a major update to my previous routine post from a few months ago! I’ve been wanting to switch to primarily using one brand, and I just LOVE Sunday Riley. One of my favorite things is that all of her products are designed to work together — so minimal fear of negative interactions! And, if you check out my before/after post from a few weeks ago, you’ll see why I’ll be a longtime SR user!
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
Sunscreen is ESSENTIAL
Having been playing soccer since I was 5 I am constantly in the sun and up until recently never wore sunscreen, and I would never burn. The most that would happen is that my cheeks would get a slight flush to them. However, despite my seemingly inability to burn, I have recently come to the epiphany (thanks to the beauty lovers of the world) that sunscreen will help prevent wrinkles, premature aging, and so much more. I wear at least an SPF 30 daily, but given that it’s generally hot and sunny wear I love, I tend to reach for SPF 50 more times than not. Below are the two sun care products that I use daily sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 I use this sunscreen pretty much everyday! It’s extremely light weight and feels like there’s nothing on your skin. I love that it isn’t greasy and is also water resistant. I highly recommend this for anyone who works out, especially outside, because your sweat won’t take it off. Supergoop! - AcaiFusion Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Yes! Your lips need sun protection, and this lip balm is perfect. One application last pretty much all day and leaves a glossy finish.
Supergoop!-AcaiFusion Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30
dear, klairs - Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++ - this chemical sunscreen has changed my opinion on sunscreen and helped me realize that there are actually good ones out there - protects against UVA and UVB rays - has a airy melty texture and leave NO white cast!! - I use it as a sunscreen and moisturizer in the morning since I have combo/ oily skin, if you have normal to dry skin I would recommend using a moisturizer before this!! Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 - this physical is very light weight in melts into the skin really easily - usually physical sunscreen leave whit cast and can be heavy but this one isn’t like that and it’s also a moisturizer so it’s kind of 2 in 1 - the only negative is that it’s only spf 15 but aveeno does offer spf 30 but I haven’t tried it yet CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 - this physical sunscreen takes a while to work in and get rid of the white cast - the texture isn’t heavy but it makes my skin really oily after making my face feel heavy - I was very disappointed in this sunscreen because it left a whit cast and it also started pilling😕
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
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