Skin Recovery Cream
What It DoesFormulated with minimal ingredients for maximum tolerance Helps reduce redness and irritation Protects the skins barrier 100% sterile and safe KEY INGREDIENTS Parcerine calms irritation and redness while restoring the damaged hydrolipidic barrier Plant Squaline nourishes and protects Glycerin moisturizes Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes, softens and calms the skin
My AVÈNE collection! Must-buy and Black-list
There was a period of time where my skin went through serious allergies. Redness on both of my cheeks and my t-zone was dotted with pimples and acne. I was suggested with the brand AVÈNE by the dermatologist because of its excellent reputation for sensitive skin. Some products are my lifesavers and really help me get through a tough time. But not all of them are suitable for me. The recommend👑: Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream： Avène - Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream This is the first product I tried from AVÈNE and is also the reason why I stick with the brand afterward. This product is dedicated to quick repair of skin problems caused by irritations. The texture is relatively thick and oily, and need some time to be fully absorbed. However, the effect is unbelievably dramatic!! Most of my redness and pimples had vanished. Sticking to it for weeks, my skin became much stronger and the infection was cleared. Skin Recovery Cream: Avène - Skin Recovery Cream My second face cream from AVÈNE, and it didn't disappoint me! Like the Restorative cream, the formula is aimed at skin recovery and protects the skin from external damage. There's another rich version but I bought the light one. Compared to the Cicalfate Cream, this one has a more lightweight texture and is easier to be blended out, not sticky at all. I only use Restorative Skin Cream for the night because it requires time for absorption. While for the Recovery Cream, feel free to use it as either day cream or night cream! The “Meh” 🙅: Thermal Spring Water Spray: Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray Everyone knows this is the best seller of AVÈNE! However, I didn’t like it that much. It’s promoted as sensitive and dry skin friendly, yes it is. But to some extent, I feel like it has no difference from water, and the ingredient table proves me right…. Although it is not expensive, I think a spray bottle does not worth its value. I felt no improvement in skin condition, leave along expecting it for moisturizing. I will never purchase it again. Gentle Toner: The product is promoted with soothing and anti-irritant properties, and the ingredient is rich with the so-called “Thermal Spring Water”. I mean… let's stop playing a word game, it's just water. I was not satisfied with its effects, and I dislike it in addition to its texture, which is a mix of liquid and oil. Too oily to use in summer or use with other products for the following skincare routine (unless your skin is very, very dry) Deep Moist Lotion: Similar to the Gentle Toner, the “Thermal Spring Water” is its main ingredient. It is a translucent lotion and is very diluted, not nourishing enough for me. It was okay just after you apply it, but then the moisture seems to go away quickly. The toner is too thick, and the lotion is too lightweight, lack of competence to lock the moisture for skin.
Avène-Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream
Papaya enzymes be giving me ✨gLaSs sKiN✨🥺✌🏻
SKIN TYPE: Always dry and sensitive due to eczema, highly allergic to dust, pollen and some fragrances😔✌🏻. Around every 2 weeks or so I get eczema flare ups using Novasone (prescribed steroid ointment) to relieve it. GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm Personally, it’s a 3.75 out of 5 due to how pricey it is ($51AUD) and the main concern for people being that it leaves residue/oily film. It has its pros and cons but I think the pros outweigh the cons if you’re willing to spend for glowing, glass skin vibes. Glow Recipe claims to “Gently slough away dead skin... remove makeup, dirt and oil... softens the skin while delivering on hydration”, and sis is delivering. Eczema means a lot of dead skin and sebum build-up giving me a lot of milia bumps, especially the flaking skin from dry patches when you attempt to exfoliate while trying not to piss it off making it angry and inflamed; this for dry skin types was perfect as a gentle oil based cleanser. While I did try using this with light and medium heavy makeup on, I found that using a lot of product to remove heavier makeup left a film residue on the skin, with warm water rinsing not completely removing the feeling of something on my face. For this I use The ORCHID Skin - Cleansing Sponge ($5AUD) as a daily gentle physical exfoliant to remove the remaining residue/makeup. This combination of oil cleanser and facial sponge exfoliation surprisingly doesn’t irritate my eczema skin thus I use this daily cleanse once in the mornings and double cleansing at night. After 1 month of daily use I saw visible effects in which there was a decrease in bumps and pimples but it was a gradual change over continuous/consistent use. I take a small amount (the surface area of pinky nail) on each cheek and massage it in on my dampened face for ~1-2minutes then rinsing off and dried with a facial sponge. My skincare routine consists of: Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gelée Milk Cleanser & GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm Avène - Hydrance AQUA-GEL & Avène - Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream For anti-itching and soothing when the skin gets fucked LA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm or Avène - Skin Recovery Cream (only lasts ~2months using daily hence 4stars). THE VERDICT: Defo will be repurchasing due to how effective this Papaya cleansing balm has been for my skin in gently exfoliating, not drying or irritating at all for an eczema-sensitive, acne-prone skin type as well as they say it is made without fragrance but it still smells faintly of papayas🥰. HOWEVER, this is fucking expensive, there’s deffo cheaper alternatives such asheimish - Heimish All Clean Balm orThen I met you - Living Cleansing Balm I’m still repurchasing tho😔✌🏻
Avène-Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream
This hurt my skin😡 Glow Recipe PHA+BHA toner😔
SKIN TYPE: Eczema, sensitive & acne-prone. Highly allergic to dust and pollen😔 I have a lot of clogged pores and comedones, unexplained bumps etc. but this toner helped the clogged pores and bumps🥵 GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner This product is a high-end toner that claims to deliver supple, hydrated skin through non-irritating acids (PHA/BHA) as an exfoliant for congested skin/clogged pores. While the glowy look and visible decrease in clogged pores/bumps was achieved it certainly had its cons when I use this product. I’ve used this product for ~2 months and I’m not entirely certain if it’s due to the fragrance or if it’s just not the right product for me but this product really purged tf out of my skin before giving me the dewy, glass skin look. I use the toner after I double-cleanse, using 1-3 drops patting into the skin all over the face until dry, finishing the skincare routine with Avène - Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream , Avène - Skin Recovery Cream & sometimes Bio-Oil - Dry Skin Gel orAvène - Hydrance AQUA-GEL orLA ROCHE-POSAY - Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm I found that a day after each use, my skin begins to dry up and either in angry red patches like a usual eczema flare up, except it’s not really itchy just red and raw kind of pain. This would continue for a few days to a week, sometimes resorting to using my prescribed corticosteroid ointment to get rid of the adverse reaction Although my skin did get angry and irritated like an absolute bitch, I found that my skin did visibly clear up from previous clogged pores and bumps, smoothing the skin and looked quite glowing. I don’t get really pimples anymore after incorporating this product into my routine and when they do occur they’re gone in a day I haven’t seen anyone with a similar reaction to this product hopefully it’s just a minor allergy reaction to ingredients or my bad in over-exfoliating as I found that using smaller amount of toner (1-2 drops) as spot treatments worked as effectively without the irritation Honestly the productGLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner did work for me just not in the way I expected it would nor recommend anyone to try if you know you would react badly to it. The price ($54AUD) could be justified that you won’t be using much at a time so it’ll last hella long and it does deliver what it claims to do which is exfoliate and decongest the skin. I didn’t find it particularly hydrating and has a tacky gel consistency that absorbed quickly into the skin but it did decrease my clogged pores and comedones🥰. After finishing this bottle I would not repurchase since there’s probably new products that wouldn’t cause such a reaction by the time I’m finished and probably cheaper if not better alternatives available.
Avène-Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream
My Skincare Routine for Glowy Skin✨💖 no makeup!
As I’m working from home these days and rarely ever need to do video calls anymore, I don’t really see the need to put on makeup (crazy- i know)! This is my current daytime skincare routine for glowy skin without makeup! In order: fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence I love this facial treatment from Fresh because it’s hydrating, packed with lactic acid and is a great “primer” for the rest of my skincare to help absorb products better! SKINCEUTICALS - Hydrating B5 Gel A superb hyaluronic acid with B5. It’s extremely hydrating, great for plumping up the skin and definitely feels like a tall glass of water for my skin! SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum A hero Vitamin C serum with L-Ascorbic Acid to boost the effects of the vitamin C and E. It brightens the skin and is packed with anti-oxidants to treat the hyperpigmentation and scarring. Say hello to brighter and smoother skin! ISLE OF PARADISE - Self Tanning Drops As a naturally very pale person, I definitely feel that adding some tanning drops into my skincare helps make me look more put together and also makes tinted moisturizer and foundation feel more optional on most days. It just helps to even out the skin tone a little (as my face is much lighter than the rest of my body) and gives a subtle bronze glow. I mix 2-3 drops of this into my moisturizer once a week! Avène - Skin Recovery Cream The holy grail face cream I discovered this summer. I love this cream because it’s not super runny, gel-like or thick and definitely feels moisturizing on the skin. There are no actives in it and its main ingredient is Thermal Spring Water which is known to calm the skin and treat inflammation. It’s a great moisturizer that does the job and won’t hurt your wallet! I’ve recommended this to every single one of my friends! SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 Sunscreen! Of course I had to include sunscreen. It’s the ultimate skincare product that protects your skin from sun damage over time (it doesn’t matter whether you’re indoor/outdoor all day or not). This sunscreen is super lightweight, blends into my skin seamlessly without pilling and leaves an amazing glow on the skin. Forget the highlighter and wear sunscreen! Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 When I feel like I want even more of a glow, I turn to this! It has chemical SPF in it which is great because it’s just additional protection you’re applying to your face. It’s creamy, glowy and doesn’t leave a white cast on your face! I usually apply this only to my cheekbones because I get glowy in my T-zone throughout the day anyways.
fresh-Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
ACNE-CLEARING SKINCARE ROUTINE (combination sk.)
I’ve recently shared that my skin had been going through a rough patch, probably from the humidity of where I am now compared to when I was in New York. I am proud to share that I’ve found a skincare “happy place” for my skin now- and it’s always subject to change but for now it’s perfect! 1) SKINCEUTICALS - Hydrating B5 Gel I love love love this hyaluronic acid serum. It’s so hydrating for my combination skin without feeling too thick, heavy or even too thin. It instantly plumps my skin and keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day. 2) SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum This is my favorite antioxidant Vitamin C Serum. It’s pricey, I know, but there are reasons why it’s a cult favorite. It’s a potent, powerful serum that helps to brighten your skin with Vitamic C and protect your skin from free-radicals and other environmental stressors. This product also strengthens and amplifies the effects of sunscreen! 3) Avène - Skin Recovery Cream My current favorite face cream for night and day. This is gentle face cream does everything an effective face cream should do! It adds moisture to the skin and locks in all the products you applied beforehand. This face cream also has some thermal spring water which is and ingredient for it’s healing and skin recovery benefits. For my acne-prone skin, this truly helps with speeding up the recovery time of my breakouts. It also helps to calm any irritations you may have! 4) SKINCEUTICALS - Physical Fusion Uv Defense SPF 50 SUNSCREEN!!! My #1 favorite step in my skincare routine. It’s so effective at protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, which can prematurely age your skin, damage your skin cells and eventually become sun spots, melanoma, etc. This physical sunscreen has a super lightweight serum texture that blends into the skin seamlessly without leaving a white cast. This one also adds a slight glow to the skin afterwards! 5) ILIA - Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 This is a new step that I’ve added to my skincare routine. I call this my “tint” step. I struggle with breakouts all the time and this step has honestly helped so much. By adding a lightweight, glowy tint to the skin it 1) gives the illusion that you have amazing glowy skin, 2) adds a little bit of color back into the face and 3) has additional SPF protection, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to protect and treat the skin. I wouldn’t use this in place of my sunscreen as I would never use enough for it to properly be SPF 40, but I love knowing that this tint adds a little extra protection! My skincare routine is always changing as I like to listen to my skin and see how it’s reacting to the products I’m using. There are so many factors that can affect the appearance of your skin and so I would never say that I have perfect skin. This is just what’s working for me now!
SKINCEUTICALS-C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum
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