THE SHORTCUT Full Size 1 fl. oz.
Ingredient Spotlight w/ VERSED Anti-Aging Bundle
I tried the youth preserving “bounce back bundle” from VERSED (at Target) for 15 days! Here are my thoughts. ✨ VERSED - ON THE RISE FIRMING SERUM Ingredient of Interest: Resveratrol Function: anti-aging antioxidant found in red wine, well studied in the lab for anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic (melanoma), anti-UV properties. Price: $19.99 for 1 Oz Comments: No real complaints about the serum itself, the formula sits on the face comfortably, doesn’t pill or sting. The packaging is minimal but feels a little cheap because of the plastic. I don’t love that the opening doesn’t have a protective mesh barrier to keep impurities from getting into the bottle with use. I haven’t noticed any drastic changes to my skin after two weeks but I don’t mind it in my skincare routine. VERSED - ZERO-G Smoothing Eye Cream Ingredient of Interest: Eyeliss Peptide Triad (HMC, PT-7, and Dipeptide-2) Function: increases lymphatic circulation, reduce “bruising” and blood vessel issues associated with dark circles. Price: $17.99 for 0.5 Oz Comments: I was first drawn to the eye cream because it’s formula (Eyeliss), known in medicine for reducing bruising. I do think this eye cream works much better for me in reducing dark circles than caffeine does!! The cream is not too thick upon application but it does leave an immediate warming (burning for some) sensation which may be concerning for sensitive skin. It’s strange because we can’t really avoid the eye area if it’s meant to be an eye cream! I have noticed results in the past two weeks, however, and will continue to use this! The packing is again plastic and the tiny inside lid fits awkwardly onto the container but it’s something I’m willing to overlook if the formula works. Not badly priced for an eye cream either. VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel Ingredient of Interest: Glycolic and Lactic Acid Price: $9.99 for 0.5 Oz Comments: As I’ve mentioned in a different post, as a regular AHA user, the glycolic and lactic acids are way too far down the ingredient list for me to notice a huge different to my skin but it’s a great intro product. It’s a gentle night cream, essentially sits like a lotion. I am not repurchasing as I can’t justify the price for the amount of product I’m getting- there are far better options out there. Love the sleek packaging though! VERSED - STROKE OF BRILLIANCE Brightening Serum Ingredient of Interest: Vitamin C derivative (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) and Niacinamide Price: $19.99 for 1 Oz Comments: I only got a sample of this bestselling serum- overall I have no complaints but it didn’t wow me either. I know there are more economical options out there but one perk is that you get Vit C and Niacinamide in one serum! It’s a thicker consistency than other Vit C serums I’ve tried but I wouldn’t say it’s more hydrating- in fact, I actually felt that it was more drying than I’m used to.
VERSED-Bounce Back Youth-Preserving Bundle
I’ve only used this Overnight Facial Peel from Versed a few times, but let me just tell you about the first time 🤭 this product truly blew my mind!! The morning after I applied The Shortcut, I washed my face and felt this smoothness on my forehead that I hadn’t felt in a long time. My forehead usually has a lot of texture that can be seen especially when my skin gets oily. I had just come back from traveling the day before, which always gives me some forehead congestion. I was really surprised that some of those forehead bumps went away so quickly. Later on my friend complimented my skin so of course I said I probably owe it to this one. The Shortcut has lactic and glycolic acid as well as Vitamin A to gently exfoliate and brighten. You’re supposed to use it at night, skipping the rest of your usual routine and applying it after you cleanse. I was even fine with skipping a moisturizer since it felt pretty moisturizing in itself. If you have dry skin you may want to moisturize after, just listen to how your skin feels. -Dax ❤️
VERSED-THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel
I am a huge skincare lover and love to try out ingredients and brands. Check out my collection and my favourite brands and products. Favourite brands: Versed: this is a brand that I have tried many products and they have worked well for me. This is a drug store brand that is mid range. It is cruelty free and eco conscience, going so far as to state the percentage of usage of recycled material and having recycling instructions on their website. My holy grails are VERSED - PHOTOS, PLEASE BRIGHTENING TIGHTENING MASK and VERSED - Doctor's Visit The ordinary: this is a great brand as it is super affordable and it’s cruelty free. The way I like to benefit from this brand is to try out ingredients to see what works for my skin, their serums are my favourite. My holy grail is The Ordinary - "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% The Inkey lists: this brand is similar to the ordinary but I think some of their formulas are better. They focus on ingredients that allow me to find the best ingredients for my skin, they are also cruelty free. My holy grail isTHE inkey LIST - Q10 Antioxidant Serum Cosrx:this brand was my introduction to K-beauty and they are very accessible through Amazon ( also cruelty free). They focus on the primary ingredient that is either natural or chemical. My holy grails are COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and #Cosrx - Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule[products]#[FiveStars] Brands with 1-2 favourite products: First aid beauty: this brand focuses on healing the skin with the incorporation of oats which are amazing. My holy grail isFIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration Glossier: this is a brand started by a beauty editor and are all very aesthetically pleasing and gentle on the skin (cruelty free). My holy grail is Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser Paula’s Choice: this is a great brand that is science driven (cruelty free). My holy grail isPAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 Pyunkang Yul: this is a K-beauty brand that started in a medical clinic and focus on short ingredient lists. My holy grail isPyunkang Yul - Essence Toner Pixi: this is an English brand that has lots of products and lines to target different issues (cruelty free). My holy grail is pixi - Hydrating Milky Mist The body shop: the body shop is a very established brand that has tons of products (cruelty free), I love their masks in particular. My holy grail isTHE BODY SHOP - Tea Tree Face Mask Niod: this brand has the same parent company as the ordinary but it is the more expensive and technologically advanced. I love that they are pushing the bounds of skincare (cruelty free). My holy grail is NIOD - Modulating Glucosides
Pyunkang Yul- Essence Toner
Toner, Peel, Serum, Mask? Four Ways to AHA
What is AHA? Alpha hydroxy acids gently removes dead skin cells, encouraging the regeneration of new skin. It is know for its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation, minimize pores and brighten skin. So how is that different from Glycolic Acid? Glycolic acid is actually a type of AHA! Known to be the “smallest”, most researched and gentlest AHA, glycolic acid does all of the aforementioned things and also acts as a humectant, leaving us with smoother, plumper skin. AHA vs BHA? So some of the products I’ll mention contain both AHA and BHA. BHA, particularly salicylic acid, is great for reducing acne but can be drying. BHA has better penetration into pores due it its affinity to oily sebum. That’s why they say BHAs are better for oily skin! How should I incorporate AHA/Glycolic Acid into my skincare routine? Whichever way you choose! Some prefer it in their daily routine whereas others prefer it 2-3x a week- the products mentioned below allow you different options. 1. AHA as a toner. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution When: Everyday if you want, AM or PM toning step. Price: $8.70 for 8oz Comments: I personally wouldn’t use this everyday especially if you have a broken skin barrier (it stings!) but it leaves me so hydrated and clean the next morning. Paired with a hydrating night serum, I’ve noticed a huge decrease in pore size and bumpy irregularities on my face. 2. AHA as a night cream/peel. VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel When: 2-3 nights per week in my moisturizing step. Price: $9.99 for 0.5 oz Comments: If you have super sensitive skin, this one is for you. This acts as a lotion and has been the mildest form of glycolic acid I’ve seen. I don’t notice as drastic of a glow as TO’s toner or Good Molecules’s Overnight, but it works. Another con is the price...$10 for only 0.5oz allows for only 6-7 uses before repurchasing, whereas I’ve had that 8oz toner for almost a year with plenty left! 3. AHA as a night serum/sleeping mask. GOOD MOLECULES - Overnight Exfoliating Treatment When: 2-3 nights per week in my serum step. Price: $6 for 1 Oz Comments: this is my absolute favorite way of getting my AHA for only $6. I use only 4-5 drops as a “serum” in my regular night routine (see my old post). I would minimize using too many other acids with it! Creates a delicious glow in the AM, this mask also minimizes pores. It is not drying even though it contains BHAs! Would recommend for those who are dry, blackhead, and acne-prone. 4. AHA as a wash-off mask. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution When: 1-2 nights a week for 10 min before rinsing off. Price: $7.20 for 1 Oz Comments: This product is hyped and I’m not too sure why. It works as a wash-off mask but it’s drying (bc of BHAs). I would only recommend if you want to add a mask without changing your existing routine.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Shortcut to Smoother, Brighter Skin
This is a glycolic + lactic acid resurfacing peel that works overnight to exfoliate your skin. It also contains: Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate Rosehip seed oil Vitamin E It smooths and brightens your skin without making your skin dry or flaky. It’s extremely gentle! Gentle enough to use multiple times a week. ✨ This product is great for dullness and anti-aging. I’ve been using is 2-3 x a week and haven’t noticed any irritation at all. I DO notice waking up with my skin looking refreshed and brighter, though. I find this peel on the hydrating side as well. It absorbs into the skin like a lotion (no sticky feeling). I sometimes don’t apply a moisturizer before or after. However, if your skin is on the dryer side you can certainly use a moisturizer with it. If you’re looking for a more noticeable peel, this product isn’t for you. As I said above, you won’t see your skin flake with this. The packaging doesn’t list the % of the lactic acid or the glycolic acid. VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel I still enjoy this product even if it’s more hydrating and less exfoliating. I do see my skin looking brighter after use and it feeling noticeably smoother. Note: this product is vegan, non-toxic, non-irritating, fragrance-free, and sulfate-free.
VERSED-THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel
🥰 Gentle exfoliant that gave me baby soft skin❤
Hey everyone!! ❤️ The VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel is the first Versed product I’ve ever bought and WOW! I walked by the Versed display in Target and the cute packaging caught my eye. (I know I’m a sucker for packaging). I grabbed this product first, read the box, and looked at the ingredients and was already impressed. Now a month later, I’m OBSESSED with this product. I use it about twice a week at night and the next morning my skin always feels ~so soft~! For an exfoliating peel, it has been so gentle on my skin. I also love the lightweight cream consistency! I have skin that can handle much stronger AHAs, but I think this lactic acid glycolic acid peel would work great for more sensitive skin too. I picked up VERSED - ON THE RISE FIRMING SERUM the other day while I was at Target because ever since I fell in love with this overnight peel I’ve been dying to try more Versed products. I’ve only used this serum a couple times but will post an update once I’ve been using it for longer. Do y’all know of any other great Versed products for me to try?
VERSED-ON THE RISE FIRMING SERUM
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