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My favorite lotion of all time!
SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream First let’s start with the way this lotion smells, ummm, HEAVENLY! The smell is so addictive and it lasts. It’s like being at the beach on a warm sunny day and a Carmel, vanilla breeze come floating through the air. It's not greasy, silky cream perfect feel on the skin. The Bum-Bum Cream has a lightweight texture that makes it super comfortable to wear and absorbs really quickly into the skin. I love massaging this cream into the skin after a bath or shower with more of a kneading motion, especially on the thigh area. It contains a very potent form of caffeine which helps stimulate circulation which helps to smooth and tighten the skin with time. I will definitely repurchase the cream and looking to purchase the shower gel, shampoo and conditioner SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Quarantine Cleansing | Day 14 ☹️
Hi everyone! I hope you are all healthy and well ❤️ This is a crazy time in our lives and the history of our world. I’ve been in self isolation since my university sent us home two weeks ago. FIVE PEOPLE have tested POSITIVE FOR COVID 19 at my school. Since I’m around the mark that it’s okay to call safe and I feel good, I think I’m finally in the clear after all this time 🥳 I’ve been doing a couple things to take my mind off of everything Step 1: Cleaning😇 DYI Skincare Tip: This is some of my makeup and skincare collection!! I have so much and honestly it’s taking up an entire drawer in my dresser, it’s just so cluttered and not needed. Dust overtime can build up and clog pores 🥺 organization and cleaning can be relaxing 🥰 As much as I love to keep the products in the boxes, I’m making some of the boxes into a big poster and re-purposing others that I can. I’m still going through all of it currently. I’ve also gone through a lot of my clothes to donate that I don’t wear anymore 🥺 Step 2: Getting Ready 😇 In a time where we can sit home in our PJs all day (which I have been doing) I’ve been trying to get ready as much as possible. On days I treat myself everyday I use BITE - All Agave 3-Piece Lip Care Set on my lips because they’ve been really dry lately and de-bronzi from DE with DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil and their SPF since I’ve started to use DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Creamas of two days ago and it’s so important to keep those areas you use retinol protected❤️ Another go to of mine lately for a treat myself day is SOL de Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Creamalong with DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask Mini Step 3: Mindful tasks 🌊 I used to love to draw and paint. My sister recently had someone ruin her vans(they got ketchup all over them) so instead of getting rid of them, I repainted them white and am putting the Great Wave on them 😇 I also have to keep up with university work- I have a calendar now with all the work that needs to be done written out so I keep up📚 Step 4: Working Out Outside 🌺 Getting outside hasn’t been easy but my mom and I have been walking to huge neighborhoods to stay active 💪🏼 I really want to lose weight and not gain during this unknown time. We take my pup with us and I always wear DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 (which you can see in my eyebrow) Florida heat and sun can be so brutal. Go outside!! Breathe in the beautiful morning. It makes us feel a sense of normality walking around and still seeing other people and saying hello (from a-far of course) Vitamin D is so important and in times like this where we can feel so isolated and sad, getting out and being under the sun can really help take your mind off it all💓
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Mini love travel miss
Seeing some my minis just reminds me how miss planning on traveling.. I knew suppose go to Italy in September but the cancel the wedding due to to the virus... normally travel soon but won’t be for quiet a while... here some my travel items DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide MoisturizerDR. BARBARA STURM - Glow Dropsfresh - Rose Face MaskSOL de Janeiro - Coco Cabana CreamCLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+tarte - Micellar Magic Makeup Remover & Cleanser Mini
My first Love
Drunk Elephant was my first high end skincare love and OBSESSION. I was and still am pretty damn obsessed with the brand and these pretty products. They helped clear the majority of my acne and I’m so grateful, but have now moved on to a more gentle routine ❤️ We will always remember our first love!
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Does pretty packaging mean pretty skin?
So first off - I had my eye on Drunk elephant for over a year. The packaging was so sleek, modern and simple, basically so appeasing to the eye. Back then I just couldn’t justify spending like $100 (I am based in New Zealand) on single item. But a little after latest Christmas a Drunk Elephant set was on sale for $189 and I thought why not treat myself. So after using it for a while now I have to say, the price tag is definitely worth it! I have extremely sensitive skin at times so I am cautious to try expensive things so my skin in case I react. But this serum left my skin feeling refreshed and bright! It improved my pores and evened out my skin tone, which as a current bride to be, makes me even happier. I try to apply it every night after I cleansed. Sometimes I use it with the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, which came in the set, to give my skin the extra treat. The oil helps nourish and balance the skin, especially if I am having a dry skin day. And yes sometime the pretty packaging does mean it’ll give you pretty skin. It’s worth the price tag and you don’t actually use much. 100% recommend ❤️
Forever a repurchase
DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum What it is- an AHA/BHA night serum that resurfaces skin by lifting dead skin cells to improve texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and pores Good for any skin type! I have dry skin, my main concerns are anti aging, clearing out closed comodones, and smoothing texture. I’ve been using this product for over a year now and I am on my third repurchase. I truly think this is a product that I will use for life at this point. My skin never gets irritated with it like other glycolic acid serums I’ve used. It’s been gentle yet effective. When used on areas I’ve broken out I notice quicker healing and less severe of a pimple. It’s pricy at 90$ for 30ml but that size bottle lasted me 6-7 months.
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My Favorite Lip Glosses For the Spring
A lipgloss should be a staple in everyone’s makeup routine! I’ve been saying this since I was a kid, and I’m so glad they’ve come back in style. I loved (and still love) matte lipstick, but it’s so refreshing to just throw on a cute lipgloss to top off your look. And, some of the heavy-hitters in the makeup world have taken notice of this! My favorite brands make the cutest lip glosses. I have two go-tos that I use almost daily! These have been pretty standard for me for the past few years and have consistently pulled through with awesome results. When it comes to lip products in general, I tend to gravitate towards Fenty Beauty and Kylie Cosmetics. Kylie’s claim to fame with lip products escalated around 2016, and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line has expanded exponentially within the last few years. But, here’s why these two glossy shades are my absolute favorites! 1. High Gloss in the shade Slept On by Kylie Cosmetics Kylie Lip Kits used to be almost impossible to get your hands on. They used to sell out in minutes. The natural next step for Miss Jenner was clearly to make a lip gloss. Of course, she dabbled in other products too, but these glosses are fantastic! Again, the formula is light and not at all sticky. It has a great amount of shimmer, too. 2. Gloss Bomb by Fenty Beauty As we impatiently await new music by Rihanna, we can still marvel at her amazing beauty line. Her Gloss Bomb lipgloss is another one of those products that we’re still talking about years later. It’s so versatile and lightweight that you almost forget you’re wearing it! Out of the three on my list, this one is my all-time favorite.
My Favorite Lip Glosses
Talking about lip gloss, sometimes I love using clear ones as a topper to make my lips look juicy and plump; if my lips are too dry, I also love using lip glosses with pigmentation alone to get a healthy look. And here are three of my favorite lip glosses. I want to start from a clear one, the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer from Fenty Beauty, named Fenty Glow. This is the first lip gloss Fenty Beauty launched and is a shimmering rose nude shade, which is suitable for all skin tones. What I love about this is that it has gold and silver shimmers inside, really beautiful under sunshine. It looks sticky but after applying, I feel it more like oil. It also comes with peach-vanilla scent and I really love sweet scent. FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer The second one can be used not only as a topper, but as a tinted gloss. It is called Bronze Temptation from Pat Mcgrath Labs, which is famous for its eyeshadow palettes and matte lipsticks. But after trying this gloss, I think it’s an underrated product. This is a golden peachy bronze shade, giving lips a three-dimensional luster. Comparing the $38 lipstick, this gloss only costs $28 and has more products, you can feel the packaging is quite heavy. The only thing I don’t like is that t’s a little sticky, so don’t wear it in a windy day or your hair will stick on lips. PAT McGRATH LABS - LUST: Lip Gloss The last one is called Aragon from Nars. This one is the perfect everyday lip gloss for me, non-sticky, great pigmentation, instant smoothing and wonderful color. I have light skin with yellow undertone, so this red chestnut color will brighten my skin. Even though the shade is a little bit darker than the other two, but the luminous shine will make me look healthy even without makeup. NARS - Lip Gloss Summer is coming, it’s time to try some new lip glosses and enjoy the sunshine.
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Battle of the balms...
So I’ve finally been able to try out two other cleansing balms other than my usual go to, FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm First up DRUNK ELEPHANT - Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser What I liked: * very gentle and effective cleanser * option to add exfoliating powder * no scent * fairly easy to remove with just water What I don’t like: * needed more to get an effective cleanse than other product tested Overall, I enjoyed it and if Green Clean wasn’t available I’d definitely use Slaai. Next BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original What I liked: * no scent * price point What I didn’t like: * took a lot of product to effectively cleanse * left residue after rinsing with water, a cloth is needed to remove it all This definitely came in 3rd as it just doesn’t compare for me with the other two. And my favorite FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm What I liked: * the fresh scent (had me hooked after first use and I typically don’t like scent in my products) * only need a small amount to effectively cleanse * comes of easily with water * no irritation to eyes What I didn’t like: * Zero complaints! Green Clean, not surprisingly, takes the win for me. 🏆 I’ve been a fan of it for a year now and nothing can replace it. I definitely was biased coming it to this as it’s had my heart for so long, but I have been eager to test other balms to see if they compare. Again, I’d choose Slaai if Green Clean wasn’t available. It’s definitely a good contender.
FARMACY SPOTLIGHT ❤️FAVOURITE [Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm] I love this! I always have trouble finding a clean cleansing balm that wipes away my waterproof mascara and I think this might be my favourite product to remove my makeup! It isn’t greasy or foamy. It’s literally like rubbing lip balm on your skin!! Honestly, I could actually feel it removing blackheads! I’ve never felt a cleanser or scrub remove blackheads without stripping my skin of moisture!!!! I love it so much and I am going to buy a full size since it is also organic and cruelty free!!!! ☹️LEAST FAVOURITE [Dew It All Total Eye Cream] I heard good reviews about this product and decided to head into the store to really see what it's all about. The employee who helped me was gushing about the product and spoke highly of it. Having very bad dark circles and under eye bags, I decided to try to product. I've had it for a month, and use it twice daily, once in the morning and once before bed. I honestly have not seen any difference at all, and sad to say it did not work for me. It does make a good primer for me, and a little but of it goes a long way.
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Jet Lag Mask
This mask is amazing to wear as night time moisturizer. My skin always feels so hydrated, glowy, & healthy when I wake up! SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask
SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask A thick, creamy mask that infuses great hydration into the skin. This mask can be used in a variety of ways: as a wash off mask, a sleeping mask, a spot treatment, an under eye cream, a moisturizer, or a primer. My favorite way to use this mask is as a wash off. The thickness of the cream makes me, as an oily skinned girl, a bit nervous to use as a moisturizer because I worry it might clog my pores. But, as a wash off mask, it really does hydrate well and I can definitely layer it with other products well. BIODERMA - Sensibio Mask This mask is ultra-gentle. It has a simple formula that’s fragrance free and works well with all skin types. The consistency of this mask is perfect for my skin. It’s not too heavy, so I find it to be really hydrating without feeling like it’s suffocating my skin. This mask is part of a Bioderma line specifically formulated for sensitive skin, so it’s especially amazing when my skin feels irritated. It is a wash-off mask. VERDICT The jet-lag mask is a cult favorite and superstar product. It really hydrates the skin. Bioderma does the same, with gentler ingredients and at a much lower price point. When compared to Jet Lag, the Sensibio mask has a much lighter consistency, but still infuses the same amount of moisture. I find that after using both, my skin feels soft and plump. However, sometimes when I use Jet Lag, my skin gets irritated and I get little red bumps within a few hours (only sometimes, but it’s something to keep in mind). This has never happened to me with the Sensibio mask. Based not only on results and efficacy, but also on price comparisons, I have to say that I prefer the Bioderma Sensibio mask over the Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask.
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CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum *I just started this product and haven’t formed an opinion yet - worried about it overly drying my face Cetaphil - Moisturizing Lotion * I wish it was a little thicker. I pair it with Aloe Vera for extra moisture. CeraVe - Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Face Lotion with Zinc Oxide *not my favorite, hope to try something else when I use it up. Lots of white cast and oily. CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin * I (hopefully) am almost done purging from this product. This is normal with this because of the ingredients in it- I just need to be patient. GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover *apparently there’s fragrance in this which isn’t good, but it gets my makeup off and the grease from work- does it’s job PAULA'S CHOICE - SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT *had to give this a second go because I didn’t realize that purging is natural because of the ingredients in it. Liking my experience so far. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% *I introduced this product at the same time as others and my skin freaked out, took a step back and now it works great. Noticing a difference in my hyperpigmentation. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution *loved this product at first - made my skin super soft - but now I’m not sure what it’s doing. ONLY USE FOR TEN MINUTES AND NO MORE THAN EVERY OTHER DAY. Fruit of the Earth - Aloe Vera 100% Gel *Just a basic, cheap aloe vera to help with moisture and soothe inflammation. #Good Neighbor Pharmacy - Calamine Lotion Suspension USP[products]# *I leave this on while I sleep, feel like it helps keep in the other products I use. Helps regulate oiliness. Can be found at your local drug store.
Which one should I get?
Hey y’all! Today I will be getting my first product from The Ordinary which I am SO excited about! But I don’t know which serum to get! Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% or Lactic Acid 5% + HA? ✨my skin is oily in my t zone and dry on my cheeks. it is slightly sensitive to physical exfoliation as well. i have some breakouts, texture, and blackheads. i also use amzeeq and tretinoin ✨the niacinamide would help with oil control, my congested pores, and my acne prone skin. i would use this in the morning, but i don’t know if i can use it at night because i don’t know how it would react to my tretinoin ✨the lactic acid would help with the texture on my face, hydrate my skin, and would exfoliate the dead skin cells. i would use this 2-3x a week at night, but i still don’t know how it would react with my tretinoin:( let me know your thoughts down below!! i would LOVE to hear them!!💓💓
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Drunk elephant duo LOVE
Love this babyfacial for my dark spots! Use once a week! Finish with the Marula oil ￼only rated them 4 stars because they are more expensive than some other brands ￼just ordered the ordinary’s version. I’ll let you know which one I like better once it comes in. :)
I tried a viral Drunk Elephant dupe
The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask I also found this dupe on Tiktok! Everyone is talking about the ordinary AHA BHA solution and I’m so glad! I’ve been using this for a little over a year now and it’s really amazing. I have a previous review on this product so I won’t get too much into it. The Drunk Elephant Babyfacial is a new product to me. I always saw everyone raving about this so I finally decided to give it a try. So many people on Tiktok are saying that the ordinary product is a dupe for this one but I had to see for myself. These products are more different than I originally thought. Despite them having almost the same percentage of AHA and BHA, the user experience is much different. The drunk elephant one comes out a tan color with slight particles in it. It’s super sticky and you have to spread it evenly before it dries because it’ll become tacky and uneven. It has a subtle scent but it smells natural. You are supposed to leave this on for 20 minutes but I usually do 15 to lessen irritation. The ordinary one goes on red and less sticky but you are supposed to leave it on for only 10 minutes or less. In my opinion, the ordinary one does a more intense job at exfoliating. I would recommend this to someone who has oily or rough skin type that wants to try an AHA BHA product. The drunk elephant one is more of a luxury experience and left my skin a little softer. I think this is good for someone with normal to dry skin because it does have some moisturizing agents as well as the AHA BHA. I will continue to use both! I do think that if you’re on a budget, it’s worth it to just get the ordinary product because the results are very comparable
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Products for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
🍃My skin is combo leaning dry but it definitely has its oily and acne prone moments. This products always save my skin when I’m going through a fun bout of adult puberty. 🍃 Caudalie Vinopure Pore Purifying Cleanser - I’m normally more of a cream cleanser kind of gal but this is my go to cleanser when my skin is acting up. This product contains salicylic acid but isn’t drying at all and leaves my skin feeling soft while really helping to balance my oil production. This product does contain a number of essential oils so if that’s something you’re sensitive to this may not be for you. 🍃 Caudalie Vinopure Skin Perfecting Serum - Honestly the whole Vinopure line is great. When I apply this I instantly feel it mattifying my face and it really helps with acne as well. This would be too drying for me on a daily basis so I only use it when my skin is feeling oily or breaking out but if you have consistently oily/acne prone skin your skin will love this for daily use. This product contains grapeseed polyphenols and salicylic acid but does contain essential oils so may not be the best if you’re sensitive to EOs 🍃 Drunk Elephant B Hydra - a lightweight hydrating serum containing pineapple ceramides and provitamin B5. Oily skin is often lacking hydration and can benefit from a lightweight serum like this that can penetrate deeper than a moisturizer can. For dry/combo/normal skin I recommend layering this under a moisturizer but for more oily skin types this is a great replacement if you find most moisturizers to be too heavy. 🍃CosRX Oil after Moisturizing Lotion - This lightweight moisturizer contains an impressive 70% birch sap which soothes the skin and helps to retain moisture (this moisturizer is actually designed to be used with CosRX’s BHA line but it’s a great moisturizer for any routine). I honestly love this whether I’m having an oily or dry day. It sinks in quickly and isn’t heavy at all but leaves my skin feeling super soft and plumped. And it’s only $24 for a giant bottle.
Before & After makeup
Products I used for makeup Primer: Too Faced - Hangover Replenishing Face Primer Hangover replenishing by TooFace Foundation: MAKE UP FOR EVER - Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation Make Up For Ever HD in 118 Concealer: DIOR - Forever Skin Correct Concealer Dior Forever Skin Correct in 1 Neutral Powder: HOURGLASS - Veil Translucent Setting Powder Veil translucent setting powder by Hourglass Bronzer: benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder Hoola by Benefit Highlight and contour: Shade & Light palette by Kat Von D Brows: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Brow Pomade Dip Brow in Dark Brown Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow: tarte - Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette In Bloom Clay eyeshadow palette by Tarte Mascara: LANCÔME - CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base CLIS BOOSTER Super enchanting mascara base by Lancôme. tarte - Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara Lights camera lashes mascara by Tarte Blush: NARS - Free Lover Cheek Palette Free Lover Cheek Palette by NARS Highlight: BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Champagne Pop by Becca Lip liner:Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Cheat Iconic Nude Iconic nude by Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick: MAC - MAC Lipstick in Honey Love Lip Gloss: Charlotte Tilbury - Lip Lustre Lip Gloss Blondie by Charlotte Tilbury
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I have acne prone combination skin, so I really need cleansers that leave skin very clean and not overly drying. 1. SK-II - Facial Treatment Cleanser , $75 for 109 ml I'd like to use the product as AM cleanser because skin does not feel clean as compared to other cleansers. It is not suitable for oil skin. I will not repurchase it only if it's on sale. 2. LA MER - The Cleansing Foam, $85 for 125ml It's my holy grail cleanser! It makes my skin feel clean without the tightness feeling. A little bit goes a long way. The only downside is the price. If you want to invest in a high end cleanser this one is definitely worth your money. 3. ESTĒE LAUDER - Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy 2-in-1 Cleansing Foam, $30 for 125ml It can also work as scrub. It created a deeply cleansing lather and washed clean. But I felt a little dry recently. Maybe it works better for oil skin. 4. CHANEL La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-To-Foam, $45 for 150ml Pink for combination skin and blue for dry skin.It builds a nice lather and it lasts a long time as a little goes a long way. But the La mer one is more moisturizing. 5. REN CLEAN SKINCARE - ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay CleanserREN Clarifying clay cleanser, $32 for 150ml It really impressed me! It doesn't foam up but it leaves my face clean and smooth. When massaging into your skin it feels warm moisturizing.It does help clean pores and banish acne scars. Worth trying if you suffer from oily or blemish-prone skin. 6. CLARINS - Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed for Normal/Combination Skin Types，$25 for 140ml This felt so nice on my skin and lathered up into a nice foam. A little gose a long way and it leaves my face squeaky clean. The only thing is that it makes me feel a little dried out. 7. fresh - Soy Face Cleansing Milk, $15 for 50ml It’s my go to. Removes makeup and mascara with small amount. However, if you have dry skin at all it really dries it out. 8. Dr. Hauschka - Dr.Hauschka Cleansing Cream，$23 for 50ml My skin feels supple and hydrated and it does leave an oily film that is melting in as you pat your skin dry.You are supposed to mix the paste with water and press into your skin. I aways feel that it leaves my pore super in the morning after using it last night.
Dry/Dehydrated Skin Routine
Sometimes when I use too many clay masks or skip my skincare routine a few times (hey, life happens) my skin can get super dehydrated. In those instances, I like to use a simple, but effective routine to infuse hydration into my skin. This can be used at any time, and I do it whenever I need to (if my skin is super dry, I’ll even do this a few days in a row). Step 1 – Cleanse fresh - Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash I always start with a cleanser, and the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is my favorite. It is very gentle, and effective. It has a light cucumber scent, which doesn’t bother me at all, I quite like it. I find that when my skin is dry, it tends to overproduce oils, so I like to cleanse it well, but I also want to make sure my cleanser isn’t stripping my skin. Step 2 – Hydrating Mist YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha I have a lot of face mists that I filter between, but this YTTP Adaptogen Mist is my current favorite/go-to. This one is very hydrating and soothing and gives an extra layer of hydration before I go in for my hydrating mask. Because hydrating masks usually form an occlusive later over your skin, using a mist before will give an extra boost of hydration. Step 3 – Hydrating/Soothing Mask BIODERMA - Sensibio Mask If my skin is feeling both stressed and dehydrated, I like to go for this Bioderma Mask as it is so soothing and also makes my skin feel plump. This has a super simple formulation that is fragrance free with very hydrating ingredients, so it always does the trick for my skin!
FARMACYHONEYMOON GLOW AHA Resurfacing Night Serum with Hydrating Honey + Gentle Flower Acids$ 58.00
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