Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
What It IsKiehl's Cucumber Herbal Alcohol Free Toner is a mild non-drying alcohol-free toner infused with herbal extracts.
What Else You Need to KnowThis mild toner, that is formulated with cucumber extract, is ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Non-drying and alcohol-free, it leaves skin feeling clean and comfortable. An essential part of a complete face skincare system, this toner preps skin for moisturizers and face serums after your face cleanser.
Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory
Soothing, Anti-Inflammatory, Comedogenic
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Moisture Based Routine for Dry Skin 💨
So I have combo with oily t-zone. My cheeks and mouth area tends to lean to the dryer side especially when I use my Differin Gel or Salicylic Acid treatment at night. So in order o replenish moisture to my skin I used moisture based products. (In Order of Routine) CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin this cleanser is gentle and leaves a very nice moistures clean effect. I use a full pump on my wet skin & work it in for 45 sec- 1 min. It’s has ceramides, hyaluronic acid, & CeraVe patented MVE Technology. All of these ingredients promote moisture. It’s also non-comedogenic, non-irritating & fragrance free Kiehl's - Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner i love this toner. It’s marketed for sensitive skin & it’s alcohol free. The only thing that’s a negative for me is the Blue 1 fragrance (known irritating dye) , but it doesn’t irritate my skin as much as if it was in a moisturizer. (I ran out of my Kiehl's - Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner 😕) KORRES - H2Rose Hydrating Face Mist this is my favorite multi use spray! It has rose damascena flower water (antioxidant), hyaluronic acid, organs blossom flower water, & aloe Vera. It’s high in Vitamin C & you can even set your makeup with it. It has no silicones or dyes. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ** I only use this when I feel my skin is extra dry or I use a mask that left my skin feeling dry.** I use it while my facial mist is still damp for maximum absorption Seoul Ceuticals - 20% Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum favorite Vitamin C serum. (I have a previous post about this) The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA great for my dark spots and follows 15-20 mins after my Vitamin C serum. (I have a previous post about this to) DUFT & DOFT - Salmon Vgene Hydro Active Eye Cream this is one of my gentle eye cream that is very non irritating (I have a previous post about this) FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen I said how heavy this was in a previous post, but I find it to be perfect for when my skin is extra dry. Always use SPF during the day nooni - Applebutter Lip Mask I love this lip mask more than Laneige . I use this day and night and my lips stay moisturized all day !
Seoul Ceuticals-20% Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Why Differin Gel worked for me !
Okay so I did a previous post about retinols & the different kinds so I won’t go into deep details about that. I have mostly hormonal acne DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel is 0.1% Adapalene gel (making it highest in concentration you can get OTC before a prescription is needed). I’m cheap when it comes to skincare & I got this tube for $12 at Walmart and it lasted me a month and a half. WARNINGS & THINGS LEARNED: -YOU MAY EXPERIENCE RETINIZATION Your skin may Purge -skin shedding that promotes more acne than usual , or be EXTREMELY DRY. This is normal. My skin literally went from being oily to being combo (mostly dry on cheeks and chin) DO NOT STOP USING THIS PRODUCT IF YOU EXPERIENCE THIS UNLESS IT BURNS ! -Use this at night with a heavy moisturizer I made the mistake when I started & was using CeraVe daily moisturizer. I love this moisturizer, but it was way to light to combat retinization dryness. I didn’t get any relief from my dryness until I used WELEDA - Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream (only use a small amount this stuff is heavy!) -**YOU MUST APPLY TO ENTIRE FACE** A lot of people make the mistake of using this as a spot treatment. When I asked my local dermatologist, he recommended me to use “a pea size amount” dot it over my entire face and rub it in. It made all the difference in the world! -YOU CANNOT USE THIS WITH OTHER ACIDS Please realize your skin On your face is sensitive. Mixing a retinol of any proportion should NOT be used with Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Vitamin C (which should be used in the AM anyways) or any other type of exfoliant. My nigh time routine 1) CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin (yeah I have oily combo skin but the moisture from the cleanser helped my dryness) 2) Kiehl's - Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner (I always have to get my dirt & oils from the day off) 3)The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (can be basically used with anything) **** wait 20 mins *** 4)DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel 5)WELEDA - Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream This with my daytime routine made all the difference
DIFFERIN-Acne Treatment Gel
Best Acne Nighttime Treatment (non-fungal)
Okay so I’ve posted results of my use of Differin Gel & now I’m going to post my usual routine. (When I’m not wearing makeup). My skin is so weird now since I started using Differin Gel (I went from extreme oily to more combo/oily). Step 1 cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I use this when my skin is dry from the day. If I used a mask earlier or a scrub this usually happens. I also like this because I find that adding that extra moisture is important to prep for the Differin gel -or- LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin I use this of my skin is extra oily from the day. It’s for oily sensitive skin . Sometimes when I go outside with my heavier sunscreen it leaves that annoying oily feel at the end of the day (especially in my t-zone). This cleanser is amazing. I bought the travel size because it was first time trying it but I’ll definitely get the biggest size when I run out! Step 2- I left out my toner because I threw away my Kiehl's - Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner after doing more research into the ingredients & ordered my regular toners I used to use. Step 3 Treat: Serum: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this is great for my pores and acne breakout I already have. I know it’s totes for oil control to, but I use it all over my face. *Actives* DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel this is my HG acne treatment. I’ve been using religiously it & now I need to buy a new! (I have a lost how to apply correctly). BURT’S BEES - Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream **NEVER USE THIS THE SAME NIGHT AS DIFFERIN GEL!** I use this if I get a really bad spot that I want gone by the morning. It’s the highest concentration of salicylic acid you can get over the counter & it has willow bark (a great pair for salicylic acid). I love a majority of Burt’s bees products due to the high natural ingredients. BURT’S BEES - Renewal Smoothing Eye Cream I did a previous post about using this & how its a effective retinol alternative. I have sensitive under eyes and don’t like to put too many harsh ingredients. This works great for my fine lines. Step 4 moisturize: CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion I love this moisturizer. It’s not too heavy but just enough ingredients to be effective. It has that extra added niacinamide I need fr my pores & it doesn’t clog my pores at all! WELEDA - Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream I only use this if my skin is extra dry. This will replace my CeraVe (don’t want too much moisture). A little of this goes a long way! I use like two pea-size dots and it covers my entire face dr. brandt - Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask after my moisturizer. I love how this replenishes my moisture. I use this mask 2 times a week.
DIFFERIN-Acne Treatment Gel
The Ordinary AHA/BHA chemical peel
Info: This a chemical peel comprised of 30% AHA (Glycolic/Lactic/Tartaric/Citric), 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid), Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5, Black Carrot and Tasmanian Pepperberry. 💥AHA/BHA exfoliate the top layer of skin (epidermis) giving it a quick go to for blemishes, fine lines/wrinkles, and dark marks. (This is a high concentration of chemicals). 💥Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant which means it draws moisture to your skin. 💥Vitamin B5 is an anti inflammatory & a humectant 💥Black Carrot is an antioxidant 💥Tasmanian Pepperberry is a anti inflammatory, anti-oxidant & skin conditioner (also what gives the red color to this acid) How to use: 💥Use this for 10 mins **ONLY IF YOU HAVE USED ACID CHEMICAL PEELS BEFORE** . If not I recommend starting with 2-5 mins then working your way up 💥Use on 1-2xs a week. To avoid overexfoliation 💥Apply with clean dry hands on a clean dry face. This is important as wet skin will not absorbs as well and probably do more harm then good 💥 Do not apply dropper to skin. I recommend putting this in your hands and working on a thin layer. **DO NOT PUT A LOT ON YOUR FACE LIKE YOU SEE INFLUENCER DOING** 💥DO NOT USE A RETINOL, OTHER ACIDS, or VITAMIN C with this product.. you’re just asking for over exfoliation. 💥DO NOT USE ON DAMAGED, PEELING, SCARS, OR ALREADY DRY SKIN (you will be sorry). My routine: **I USE THIS AT NIGHT TO AVOID UNNECESSARY SUN DAMAGE** -Cleanse with LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel (gentle enough for my oily skin & it formulated for sensitivity) - Tone with Kiehl's - Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner (I like to start on a fresh clean face, this might be too much for some people’s skin but it works with mine) -apply The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (after my skin is dry & set a timer for 10 mins) -wash skin with cool water & follow with my toner (again this works for me)! -Moisturize with CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin (even though I have oily/combo skin I use this for dry skin because of the trauma I just put my skin through and it tends to be on the dry side afterwards) - Apply RADHA BEAUTY - Rosehip Oil ***wait 15-20*** -Apply dr. brandt - Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask (leave on all night & go to sleep) Putting moisture back into my skin after a peel is very very very important.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Favorite toner for sensitive skin
Okay so I currently am using Differins Gel at night and anyone who has used a retinoid knows it is DRYING. So usually at nights to gets excess dirt and oil from my skin I wash with pūrlisse - Blue Lotus 4~in~1 Cleansing Milk and then use Kiehl's - Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner after for extra clean. I usually suffer from oily skin and since my new night time routine (which I started 3 weeks ago) I have experienced extreme dryness and sensitivity. 🥒 This toner is amazing! It’s cleaned the dirt right off of my skin and didn’t dry it out at all. The smell is kinda of green earthy, but nothing extremely awful. I applied, a tad bigger than a quarter size to a cotton pad, and it cleaned my entire face! I could see the dirt and buildup from the day leave my skin and I think I now love this one more than Kiehl's - Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner (probably only because my skin is soooo dry).
pūrlisse-Blue Lotus 4~in~1 Cleansing Milk
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