✔️Results! Let's get rid of Hyperpigmentation! ✨
If you know me for my Acne journey, you know I managed to leave my hormonal acne at bay. For few weeks I've been focusing on my Acne scars (dark spots) or Hyperpigmentation. For my Indian/brown skin it is inevitable to take care of my Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation as it tends to get worse with time and sun exposure. The key to start with gettind rid of hyperpigmentation is Sunscreen. Mostly an SPF 30+. It is very important to calm those Melanocytes (cells that produce Melanin) and stop/reduce inter-cell transfer of melanin once it's produced. ✨This can be done with the help of these ingredients : 1. Niacinamide - Brightens skin, reduces Inter-transfer of melanin, Calms melanocytes 2. Alpha Arbutin - Brightening agent, stops excessive melanin production 3. L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) - Brightens and lightens dark spots 4. Azelaic acid - Brightens, gently exfoliates and calms Melanocytes 5. AHAs and Retinol - Increase cell turnover and exfoliate skin for brightening of hyperpigmentation. These all are my current favorites and are absolutely effective. Their formulation is so good I have been able to enjoy using them. ✨AM routine : 1. PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner 2. ( I use this to prevent further breakouts, and I experienced slight brightening with this as well) NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% 3. @naturium Alpha Arbutin 1% essence NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Essence 1% 4. @naturium Super serum plus on alternate days NATURIUM - Vitamin C Super Serum Plus 5. @naturium Azelaic acid 10% serum NATURIUM - Azelaic Topical Acid 10% 6.NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Serum 2% 7. @leegeehaam Royal Propolis vitam amploule 8. @sundayriley Tidal enzyme water cream ( This has Alpha arbutin and some other brightening ingredients) SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream I mix @cosmedix L-Ascorbic acid powder COSMEDIX - Pure Mixing Crystals Vitamin C Powder with this cream and apply. It works amazing!! Or @sundayriley C.E.O vitamin C rich cream SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream 9. @tula protect +glow SPF 30 TULA SKINCARE - Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 10. (When I'm heading out) Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 ✨ PM routine : 1. @naturium BHA toner 2. @naturium Alpha arbutin 1% essence 3. @naturium Alpha arbutin 2% serum 4. @curology Formula (This has Azelaic acid 8% and Niacinamide 4%) Curology - Curology formula 5. @sundayriley A+ Retinol serum (Two-three nights per week) SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum 6. (Once or twice a week instead of Retinol and Curology formula) The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution / SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment 6. I keep changing my night moisturizer, I use a gel/light moisturizer.
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
Sunday riley holy grails!
Does anyone else love these textures of @sundayriley Tidal water enzyme cream SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream and C.E.O Vitamin C Rich Hydration cream? SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream 💧🍋🌟 . . . I almost finished my Tidal water enzyme cream as I simply love that gel like texture and it is an amazing water cream with Alpha Arbutin in it. I used it with my L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) powder by @cosmedix COSMEDIX - Pure Mixing Crystals Vitamin C Powder Trust me you want this cream in order to fade your dark spots, acne scars and uneven tone. I noticed my scars fading away with this rich water cream. It is almost like a gel but with a lot of hydrating properties while gently taking care of hyperpigmentation with it's active ingredient that is Alpha Arbutin. It smells like cucumber and greens smoothie, so fresh and refreshing. It feels amazing on face 💕😍 I want to buy refill for this one and I don't think I can love this enough.... Another hydrating cream is C.E.O Vitamin C cream, I've recently started using this and I already love it. Give me Vitamin C and I never get tired with it. It smells like Lemons but a very subtle smell. I love how both the creams don't weigh heavily on skin and gives that natural hydrating look and feel to the skin. If you love using Vitamin C and want a good effective cream, C.E.O is the best option! 💕 Although @sundayriley is on a pricey side, I believe it's totally worth the money. Sometimes creams with Active ingredients infused in it are expensive because they do work on your targeted skin concerns. . . . . . Would you like to give these a try? 🌟 Comment down below ⬇💕
SUNDAY RILEY-C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream
✨Product Claims vs My Thoughts✨
I have typically oily skin that occasionally breaks out or gets dry patches. First, let’s start with the ONE positive about this product. ✅ brightens skin and helps even out skin tone due to the 100% L-Ascorbic Acid that it’s formulated with. It’s a pure form of Vitamin C that helps to neutralize free radicals and improves skin texture and and tone when used with other products (due to the crystallized formula), which I’ve noticed happens with most Vitamin C products since I see results! I noticed that my acne scars have faded some while using this. I can’t say that’s from this product alone though since I mixed it into other products that were already helping to fade my acne scars. I’m not sure if the crystallized formula really helps the skin better absorb this; I don’t enjoy the extra effort of having to mix it into one of my serums and moisturizers, it takes too long. This also claims that the pure form of Vitamin C reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I haven’t noticed any firmness or hydration from this product, but of which it claims. Plus the packaging is TERRIBLE! You have to press that circle thing in (shown in second pic), but it’s super hard to do and when I finally pushed it in after trying multiple objects, half of the product spilled out everywhere!!! I was beyond mad. It’s also hard to spin the top around to close and open it, plus hard to dump out the correct amount without it spilling out everywhere. So glad I got this in my FabFitFun box and didn’t pay full price for this or I would have been really mad. I’m not impressed by this product at all, literally no point to it at all and the packaging is too hard to work with. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone, even my worst enemy 😂. This is not worth any sort of money nor the time it takes to try and make this work. COSMEDIX - Pure Mixing Crystals Vitamin C Powder Price: $54 for 0.2 oz / 6 g Rating: 1/5
COSMEDIX-Pure Mixing Crystals Vitamin C Powder
Can I still use oils with large pores?
Hi! I have majorly prioritized my skin care since beginning of COVID. Mostly with products from FabFitFun and my esthetician. Lots of improvements, but still have large pores. Any suggestions? CleanserSORELLA APOTHECARY - Orange You Jelly Cleanser I mix my tone and essence and liberally spritz Toner Terre mère - Aloe and Tea Tree Toner Essence Hanskin - Hyaluron Skin Essence AM: Serums:Too Faced - Hangover Good in Bed Ultra-Replenishing Hydrating Serum Mixed with COSMEDIX - Pure Mixing Crystals Vitamin C Powder Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum Sometimes this, but it results in pilling and doesn’t go on very smoothly: THE BETTER SKIN CO. - Glow G Serum dr. brandt - Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Triple Peptide Eye Cream Murad - Outsmart Acne Clarifying Treatment Spot treatment on zits: GROWN ALCHEMIST - Blemish Treatment Gel Salix-Alba, Boswellia Kate Somerville - Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream GROWN ALCHEMIST - Hydra-Repair Day Cream HydroPeptide - Moisture Reset Phytonutrient Facial Oil Daytime SPF SORELLA APOTHECARY - Tropical Topical Matte SPF30 At night I swap out the Too Faced for grace & stella - Hyaluronic Acid Serum The GA Day Cream for GROWN ALCHEMIST - Regenerating Night Cream Add in KARYNG - Retinol Renewing Serum With Pro-Verte Complex Typing this out makes me feel crazy!!!
Terre mère-Aloe and Tea Tree Toner
My Night Routine
These are the products I’ve been using for the past several weeks for my night routine and I’ve been really happy with the results. I’ve seen improvements with hyperpigmentation, fine lines, texture (tighter pores), acne, hydration and overall brightness. Here’s my list of products in the order I use them: • La Roche-Posey Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser (I use this with my silicone scrubber brush) • Jack Black Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads • The Ordinary “Buffet” serum (3 drops) mixed with a couple shakes of Cosmedix Pure C powder (I apply some to my lips also) • Dr. Brandt D.N.A. Triple Peptide Eye Cream • Elemis Peptide 4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil (my favorite night cream ever!) • La Roche Posey Effaclar Duo Duel Acne Treatment (as needed for spot treatment)
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