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Blemish + Age Defense
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Blemish + Age Defense

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Skinceuticals 1+1>2
Skinceuticals 1+1>2
1. skinceuticals phyto corrective SKINCEUTICALS - Phyto Corrective Gel Hydrating Botanical Gel My face has been unusually flushed over the past 6 months—to the point where coworkers would ask if I'd just worked out vigorously or was feeling warm. It's most noticeable on my cheeks, but also affects my forehead and nostril area. After using this serum 2x daily over the past month, I've noticed my discoloration HAS faded, especially on my cheeks and forhead. I still have some redn splotches on my cheeks, but I imagine that will continue to improve the longer I use this. 2. skinceuticals blemish+ age defense SKINCEUTICALS - Blemish + Age Defense This one contains 2% Dioic acid: reduces sebum production, fights acne-causing bacteria, and reduces post-inflammatory discolouration. 0.3% Capryloyl salicylic acid: provides precise and even cell-by-cell exfoliation to decongest clogged pores. By using these two together, they have helped to refine my complexion and reduce breakouts. Initially it made my oily skin a bit dry around the mouth but that subsided after about a week. I use it twice per day before my other serums. I suffer from frequent breakouts, mostly on my cheeks and jawline, and have been using them as a treatment on those trouble areas. If I use these two during the day, I find that by night time the breakouts have been significantly reduced and my skin is left glowing and smooth and if I use it at night before bed, I wake up with next to nothing in terms of angry breakouts. I'm so happy with these two products and will definitely repurchase!
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impico
Blemish + Age Defense
SKINCEUTICALS-Blemish + Age Defense
✅✅Worth repurchasing!Ideal serum for the acne skin!
✅✅Worth repurchasing!Ideal serum for the acne skin!
When I think about the different products I’ve tried over the past year or so, this one stands out as a clear favorite.  This was one of the first products in a long time that grabbed my attention and made me not want to do any other routine that didn’t include this. It is that good for the acne skin. I think this product doesn’t market itself very well because when I saw the bottle label I thought this was a salicylic acid treatment since that was what was so prominent on the package. Basically I thought it was a spot treatment and I wasn’t too interested in it because I usually like to have at least 2% salicylic acid as a spot treatment (and this has 1.5%). But I am really glad I took a closer look at the ingredients and really gave this a try because it is one of my favorite products I’ve tried. And for what its worth, I have never once used it as a spot treatment. What does it do? As the name suggests, it is for someone that cares about reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as preventing blemishes. It is also designed to inhibit excess sebum production (which was key for someone like me that always finds themselves a bit too shiny by midday) and minimize hyperpigmentation. In a nutshell, it exfoliates skin, decongests pores and refines the skin’s surface. Where I have seen the biggest improvement is in texture on my skin and the regulation of sebum.  At the end of this post I will go into detail about some empirical research that compared this product to a prescription acne medication and a prescription retinol. Briefly, here are some of the findings. Something to note is that, except for the reduction of pustules which showed improvements by week 1, all other findings took at least 4 weeks with the most effects by week 8.  I will add that I saw some clearing up of my skin after a week or so, but I really didn’t see any major results until around week 4 or 5 (and I was using it almost daily). Evidence suggests that Blemish + Age Defense has been effective at: Reducing sebum production Improving fine lines Reducing pustules and papules Reducing acne lesions Improving skin tone (clarity) Improving dullness, blotchiness Improving skin roughness How did I use it? When I started using this, I stopped using all other acids and retinol because I was a little concerned that using this plus other potent actives would be too much for my skin. I used it morning and night for about 2 weeks and would apply a couple drops to my entire face after cleansing. And then I followed it up with a hydrating and nourishing routine. After 2 weeks I dropped down to just using this at night and I would sometimes use a BHA toner in the morning (although I found that I didn’t really need it). I was really shocked at how great my skin looked. The texture on my forehead cleared up and I felt less oily, my skin felt smooth and had a more even tone.  I started to rotate this with retinol (using this on the nights that I didn’t use a retinol) and my skin responded nicely.  I personally never felt like it dried me out or sensitized me but I was very cautious to always ensure my routines added back in a lot of moisture. After using it for 6 weeks I started to drop down to only using this once or twice a week and that has been working perfectly until I just ran out of my bottle. Who should use it? People that are concerned with both signs of aging, acne and blemishes/ skin texture. People with dry skin or with allergies to alcohol denat will want to avoid this.
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Elyas
Blemish + Age Defense
SKINCEUTICALS-Blemish + Age Defense
Medical Grade!?
Medical Grade!?
Over a month ago @skinceuticalsca sent over these beautiful serums plus their 0.5 retinol for me to use and share with you all! Honestly, I had high expectations knowing these are medical grade products and how highly rated they come.... but they somehow exceeded these high expectations! I am shocked at how smooth my skin is. That was the first thing I noticed. My skin was so smooth like a babies bottom and the texture was virtually gone. My redness and scarring was half of what it was only two weeks in and the pimples stopped coming! I know that blemish defence is the main product to thank for my clear skin since it’s stopping the acne from forming and then it’s clearing up the rough texture and clogs that we’re deep in my skin. Next C E Ferulic is heaven sent. It’s 100% plumping up my skin with the extra collagen production, my skin is brighter and I have a soft look to my skin. I’m not quite glowing as I wish as my skin still suffers dryness, but I know having the antioxidant protection is saving my skin. The discolouration defence is iffy. I was hoping to see my acne scars vanish with it, but maybe I just need to use up the bottle and keep going! I’ve read mixed reviews, but I’m still hopeful. After a month of just the serums I decided to try the retinol (not pictured) and HOLY GUACAMOLE! My skin was definitely dried out and after a pretty severe stress breakout, it actually brought down a line of cysts on my jaw in two uses. It’s a strong retinol that works quick. I didn’t even have any irritation or flakiness, just some reasonable dryness. It’s a beautiful creamy texture that soaks in nicely and feels nice under my thick night moisturizer. All in all, I am a HUGE SkinCeuticals fan now. I have since purchased many other products and I continue to be shocked at just how good and worth it they are. I have the best skin of my life despite life throwing me curve balls and trying to ruin it.
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glowwitherin
Blemish + Age Defense
SKINCEUTICALS-Blemish + Age Defense
MY SKIN IS CLEARING UP
MY SKIN IS CLEARING UP
❤️ A week ago I got the most happy package EVER! @skinceuticalsca was so kind enough to treat me to my first medical skincare! I received the CE Ferulic, Discolouration Defence, Blemish and Age Defence and the Retinol 0.5!! ❤️ 💙 I have been using the Discolouration serum morning and night, underneath the vitamin c in the morning and the blemish at night. All I have to say is WOW! 💙 I’ll be posting a full review soon, but I just wanted to share with you the drastic change that my skin has gone through in the last week 🥰 SO SWIPE OVER TO SEE!!! Happy Thursday loves!!
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glowwitherin
Blemish + Age Defense
SKINCEUTICALS-Blemish + Age Defense
Quick lil skin update
Quick lil skin update
Phew my skin has calmed down so much since the last time I posted 10 days ago. I cannot even explain how bad purging was for me. I realized I had so much gunk clogged in my pores it was insane! My skin is finally calming down and getting smoother. Not completely, still have hyperpigmentation and some small comedones but I feel like I’m finally over the worst part🤞🏽😅 My current skin care routine definitely feels less harsh than what I was using in the beginning and is as follows: AM Routine: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser Gentle on my skin in the morning, not stripping or drying but kinda pricey I feel like you could find a similar, cheaper option SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face OilJust started using this for the past week so I can’t tell if it’s doing anything yet but it’s fast absorbing AND it’s THD Ascorbate (as opposed to Ascorbic Acid) meaning it’s more stable, can be mixed with niacinamide and other higher pH ingredients AND has a longer shelf-life The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HAAlso just started using this so not sure if it’s doing anything CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin A+, love to death elta md SKINCARE - UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Another ride or die🤞🏽 PM Routine: BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil I’ve learned that I love cleansing OILS as opposed to balms but there are cheaper options out there ☺️ CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin Started using this again at night and so glad I did! It really feels like it’s cleaning and getting into my pores 🧼 (key: after washing my face for a minute I let the wash sit for another minute or 2 to let the SA really sink in) SKINCEUTICALS - Blemish + Age Defense MY HOLY GRAIL. Has really transformed my skin in the past 2 weeks, definitely recommend if you’ve got the budget cause this bad boy sits at $92 PURITO - Centella Green Level Calming Toner I apply this thick calming toner 15 minutes after letting my skinceuticals absorb in my skin and it’s so calming love it ACURE - Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream Love this thick eye cream especially when I put it in my skin care fridge, not sure if it does more than moisturize though THE inkey LIST - Ceramide Night Treatment Nice consistency, not too heavy or light, but not sure if it does anything yet The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane 2 drops at night to seal everything in, has my skin waking up glowy and non irritated ✨
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keeks.smith
100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane
HELPPPPPPP
HELPPPPPPP
The first two pictures are what my skin looks like now😭 the last two pictures were of my skin before I started using actives in my skin care. I know my skin wasn’t bad, but I had a lot of texture I wanted to get rid of and I decided to incorporate Differin and AHAs/BHAs in my skin care and then this happened! Please help. I stopped using differin for a few days because my skin was getting unbelievably bad and instead have been using the SKINCEUTICALS - Blemish + Age Defensein its place. I stopped using an SA cleanser and instead am using the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanserand it feels great on my skin, my skin isn’t dry at all after. I top my skin ceuticals off with THE inkey LIST - Ceramide Night Treatment and a drop of The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-SqualaneMaybe I was doing too much in the beginning by using Differin, an SA cleanser, and the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ?? The reason why I’m giving it one star is because this is the second time I’ve used it and both times my face broke out the next day! Maybe this is this just part of the purge but my skin has NEVER been this bad before😭 I’m trying to repair the texture damage this break out has caused and since switching to more gentle products my skin has calmed down a bit.
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keeks.smith
100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane
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