Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Why Cherie Love ItCounteract eye contour pigmentation and puffiness with this lightly-textured serum from The Ordinary. Delivering a potent blend of Caffeine and EGCG derived from Green Tea Leaves, this serum rapidly absorbs into the delicate eye contour to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
What It IsCaffeine Solution 5% + EGCG from The Ordinary contains a high concentration of caffeine, supplemented with epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves. This lightweight, water-based serum is great for those looking for solutions for puffiness / dark circles around the eye area.
What Else You Need to KnowThis product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Soybean Seed Extract
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Fungal Acne
Anti-Aging, Anti-Oxidant, Brightening
CAFFEINE CARBOXYLIC ACID
The Ordinary Empties and final thoughts!
I believe it’s been almost 10 months of me using The Ordinary products and wow! I can’t believe so much time has passed! These 3 products are the very first products I ever bought to try and here’s what I think! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This serum I would buy again and again. And I do! I’m on my 3rd bottle! Because I usually wear glasses, my nose gets really really oily under the nose pieces which causes them to slide around my face A LOT. After using this serum, I’ve noticed that I really don’t get oily in that spot anymore thank god! My T zone is balanced and because of my oil production going down, I’ve also noticed my pores around my nose have shrunk dramatically. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 This one I’m really on the fence about. I have definitely seen improvement in my face in terms of “wrinkles” which really were just a way of my face telling me I needed more moisture! However, the formula is soooo tacky that when I try to use it during the day it makes my sunscreen pill no matter how long I wait for it to settle in. Even though I hate the tackiness, I still bought a 2nd bottle! The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG There’s nothing wrong with this product. I just feel like it didn’t do much for me! I got it to help with my dark under eyes and puffiness but I don’t think it did much. If it did do anything, it was too gradual of a change for me to notice. Also, does anyone know what all this buildup is around the cap??? I guess we will see how long it takes me to realize it did help and I run to get a new bottle! For now, I think one bottle of this was enough for me.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Shea’s Get Unready With Me Routine 👋💋
Ok, so, as a Drag Queen, it is apparent that I wear A LOT of makeup, so as complicated at the getting ready process is, I need to dedicate a lot to successfully removing it. First... If you are wearing any glitter of ANY kind, it will be extremely important that it is removed FIRST. The best trick for removing glitter it to take a piece of duct tape, apply it to the areas that have glitter and then peel it off. I have found that using tape to remove glitter first is extremely important. Because once you start scrubbing your face, all it does is move the glitter around more. Once the glitter removal is complete, the next step is makeup removal. I enjoy ONE/SIZE - Go Off Makeup Dissolving Mist It’s a continuous mist thats infused with jojoba and rosehip oil. I spray it all over my face and neck, and massage the product in to break up all of the makeup. Normally I look either like a Jackson Pollock painting, or greased chimney sweep. After I have used the cream cleanser I go in with a ONE/SIZE - Go Off Juiciest Makeup Remover Wipes and wipe away the excess cream cleanser and makeup. I make sure to pay special attention to my eyelids, and lashes because the product tends to hide there. Next, I use SUNDAY RILEY - Ceramic Slip Cleanser for a nice gentle cleansing to remove any of the excess jojoba oil left behind by the Go Off mist. Toning is crucial. My favorite toner is SUNDAY RILEY - Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner I love it because its a bit thicker than most toners since it is a gel, but it absorbs so well into the skin, and still leaves your pored open enough to handle more product. After toning, I like to use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil to help my skin repair and fight of congestion after all the damage I have put it through. The oregano is great for that. Lastly, I use The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG under-eye serum to melt away any darkness and lock in brightening goodness.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
My first retinol - Tretinoin routine
As part of the @cherie and Apostrophe Save My Skin, I got a consult and month of treatment from Apostrophe. My main skin concerns are beginning signs of aging and some dark spots/age spots (hyperpigmentation) that are beginning to appear. A couple of the dark areas on my face are quite pronounced. The Apostrophe process was super simple. Created my account online, answered some questions about my skin concerns, and uploaded some photos of my face and areas of concern, and chose my Dr. All of my information was reviewed by a Dermatologist who suggested a treatment plan to meet my goals. Less than 2 weeks later I had a box at my doorstep! The box from Apostrophe - Topical Formula included my prescription, a sheet detailing my treatment plan, a postcard, and some stickers. Cute. I was prescribed Tretinoin 0.025% + Niacinamide 4%. I’ve been using Niacinamide for about 2 months now, but this is my first prescription retinol experience. I was directed to apply every other night for 2 weeks, if no irritation, move to every night. In order to lessen the chance of irritation I was also directed to use a light moisturizer before and after, use sunscreen daily, avoid eye and mouth area, discontinue use of any acids, and use a moisturizing cleanser as well as a Vitamin C serum each morning. My retinol / Trentinoin daily routine Evening: If I have makeup on I cleanse using BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Nourishing or ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm which I also use as a mask of my skin is super irritated. Apply pea size amount of Tretonin + Niacinamide cream over face and half that amount to neck Moisturize with THE inkey LIST - Peptide Moisturizer Apply BITE - Agave+ Nightime Duo to lips, generic castor oil to brows with a spoolie, and PETER THOMAS ROTH - Lashes to Die for Turbo Nighttime Eyelash Treatment lash serum to my lashes Morning: Cleanse using BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Nourishing or ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Apply SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum all over face and neck Use The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG under eyes Then rose hip oil on areas that feel especially dry or are peel Since it’s only been a couple weeks I will probably end up refining this routine, I’ve noticed dryness mostly around my mouth and nostrils. Highly recommend the Apostrophe process so far! 💙
BITE-Agave+ Nightime Duo
When You Need that Extra Refresh
Today I woke up feeling quite blah and wanted to feel more refreshed. I don’t currently have any apparent issues with my skin but I wanted to make my skin look and feel more awake. Do you ever wake up feeling just dull and wanting to give yourself that boost, even if it’s just something small like taking the time to do your skincare? I randomly picked out the products I thought would be perfect for making my skin feel refreshed and this is what I came up with. Of course you should pick any products you feel will do the trick for you :) 1). I first cleansed my skin (and skipped the toner today) 2). I applied the The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I always apply this all over my face, including under my eyes because it’s so hydrating and gentle. 3). Next, because niacinamide is the unicorn of all skincare products and mixes well with everything, I chose to add that next. It’s great if you have any noticeable redness or blemishes. 4). I applied The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG to depuff my eyes. 5). I then followed with OLAY - Eyes Brightening Eye Cream for that extra hydration (as if I didn’t get enough from the hyaluronic acid haha). 6). Then I applied REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream I know some online articles say not to mix vitamin C with niacinamide as they think they counteract each other’s benefits, but there’s no proof that this actually happens. With that being said, I love this vitamin C gel cream because it smells amazing and it makes my skin look nice and bright. 7). And just because I felt like it, I finished with a tiny bit of The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Although my skin isn’t dry, I felt the more moisture the more refreshed I’d feel. I love all of these products and highly recommend everyone to try them out, even if it’s just a sample. I have nothing bad to say about any of them. If you’re ever just feeling dull, blah, or needing a pick-me-up, it’s nice to just take the time to treat your skin. Use the products your skin agrees with, of course. I have normal skin and I’m thankful all of these products agree with my skin.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Tough journey to good skin
I have always struggled with acne. As a person with Rosacea, my skin is ALWAYS read, I break out even if I look myself wrong in the mirror and trying to get into a skincare routine without breaking it, it’s a hassle. But, not impossible. Over the past month I started this routine, that if I may see and I haven’t followed through with it 100% of the time but at least a good 85%. I have to admit I haven’t seen my skin clear up as fast as I have with these products. So I’m going to break down step by step my routine. 1. Cleansing - the Clean&Clear - Morning Burst Oil-Free Gentle Daily Face Wash THIS is a relief on my skin, it feels so good. After that is definitely THAYERS - Witch Hazel Astringent , I bought the Coconut water scent one and it’s definitely one of my favorites. 2. Serums - I’ve always used Vitamin E, but never saw any type of improvement so I made a bit of research and this is what I use. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% After that I use FARMASI - Dr C Tuna Activated Charcoal Serum this one has been wonderful for the rough skin in my nose and forehead. artnaturals - 2.5% Retinol Age Defying Serum now this one makes my skin feel soft and refreshed. Last but not least in my serum is The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I have some dark circle under my eyes and if I don’t have my beauty sleep, Lord knows they show up, so this one is very good for my under eye circles. I confess I bought the Peeling Solution from The Ordinary but I’m a bit scared to try it. 3. Moisturize - This might be one of my favorite steps since it’s the most refreshing ones. For my rosácea, to bring the redness down I use FARMASI - Dr C Tuna Calendula Face Cream and for my regular moisturizer I use SheaMoisture - Cannabis & Witch Hazel Skin Rescue Moisturizer Now this, thiiiiiiiiiis is THE BOMB people, I’m telling you, it’s my LIFE SAVER. 4. Acne treatment - For pimples trying to come out, I use BURT’S BEES - Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream along with alba BOTANICA - Acne Pimple Patch and the next day, BOOM! Gone! All these products I bought of either the brand page or Target. I keep these stored in a mini fridge so they’re cold and refreshing to the skin.
artnaturals-2.5% Retinol Age Defying Serum
Ran out of Hyaluronic Acid. What’s next?
Ran out of CeraVe - Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum and needed a new one! I love this serum but I wanted to repurchase The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 @ Ulta but i was being super lazy and didn’t want to travel over 30 minutes away. Marshall’s is 10 minutes away from my house. It was an easy choice to make.I found this + an eye serum to replace The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG . Everything cost $10! I’m hoping I end up loving these products. Products purchased today: -VALJEAN LABS - Eye Serum - Main St. Apothecary’s Ultra Plump Hyaluronic Acid (Marshall’s) Also, Marshall’s is by this place that sells Pocky’s so excuse the beginning of the video. I love me some Pocky’s!
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
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