Enriched Calming Toner
Why It's SpecialSKIN RECOVERY Enriched Calming Toner offers an oasis of relief to dry, thirsty skin. This carefully blended formula contains essential ingredients dry skin needs to improve and help defend against dehydration, environmental stress, and aging. It is an essential step in any skincare routine to renew skin after cleansing. Can also help remove the last traces of makeup.
What It DoesDelivers key ingredients like skin-defending antioxidants, essential lipids and skin-restoring ingredients to help eliminate dry, flaky skin as it hydrates and leaves skin feeling smooth. It is so gentle, it’s suitable even for skin prone to eczema.
Usage TipsAfter cleansing, apply toner to a cotton pad and gently stroke over face and neck. Do not rinse. Follow with the rest of your morning or evening skincare routine. For daytime, finish with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
GURWM: Remove Makeup, No Acne Next Day✨
I love a full face, taking it off is always a completely different story. This is my current routine for no breakouts the following day! I always start with: GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Water I like to get as much eye makeup as possible off with this gentler cleansing water. It’s very light and gets the job done. I also get any lipstick or gloss I had on as well. Next: THE FACE SHOP - Rice Water Bright, Light Cleansing Oil This is my oil cleansing step. I love this oil and have done a review on it so I won’t go into too much detail. Being able to take to pumps and get the heavy duty makeup off my face is so satisfying. I then rinse my face off then use my GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Water again... then rinse that off. Next : PACIfICA - Rose Kombucha Flower Powered Face Wash I love how this leaves my face. It so gentle and calming and gets any heavy makeup I leave on as well. I then follow again with my GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Water Next: CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin Even though my skin is combo I find this to be very beneficial for my skin. I only use this twice a week in a similar routine to this. Since it’s a wash off treatment it’s not as strong as a a mask or serum. Next: PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner I use this toner every night. It’s literally amazing on my skin. It leaves my dryer cheeks very hydrated and nourished. It also gets any oils and left over dirt (as shown). Next: The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution This is my 2/3 night to use this toner for the week. It can be drying but I find using it in this routine is very beneficial. It exfoliates the top layer of my skin leaving it refreshed and ready for the next step. Next: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Making sure this sits in my pores is very important. Not only controlling oil but used with the Glycolic Acid it helps my acne tremendously. I just pat this in my skin and rubbing a little in the area I feel my pores are huge. (The dropper does not touch my skin) SKINCEUTICALS - A.G.E. Eye Complex for Dark Circles This is my HG fr dark circle treatment. I have seen amazing results with this cream. Yet, since I use the Farmacy Cherry Eye Cream during the day I only use this at night. Last: nooni - Applebutter Lip Mask I LOVE this lip mask. I use it sometimes twice a day. It leaves my lips so soft and smooth. It doesn’t have a taste or much of a smell (which is extremely important to me) I use disinfecting wipes to clean any tool I use in another product after every use!
THE FACE SHOP- Rice Water Bright, Light Cleansing Oil
Skin Update ✨✨
Okay this is a totally non filtered sun photo of my skin. Still working on minor texture this is due to my new skin routine (I posted about my morning and will post my night). I try and show my skin with new routines and products I use because I get so many ! The number one thing I will say is be consistent! I saw a post from @MelaninSkinCareAddict(great post you should go check it out) and I loved it and it inspired me to show results from some advice she saw. My last skin update was 12/22 which I showed a unfiltered close up of my skin and the breakout I had endure out of the states! I will say for texture, hyperpigmentation, and acne you need: effective vitamin C serum- should have vitamin E (tocopherol), hyaluronic acid, and Ferulic acid insta natural - Vitamin C Serum Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum retinol- DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel is my first go to, but now I use The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane GLOW RECIPE - Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Face Mask (I use this on nights I don’t use The Ordinary retinol oil .. 2xs a week) cleanser made for you skin: should be tailored and effective my current faves: Murad - AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (2x week) COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (only when I oil cleanse) (3xs a weeks when I wear my night mask) PEACH & LILY - Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser (mostly for nights) toner: a great toner will be your friend! This is important for removing dirts and oils. If you wear makeup this is a necessity. PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner Murad - Clarifying Toner innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion sunscreen: at least spf30 TULA SKINCARE - Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ELEMIS - Daily Defence Shield SPF30 moisturizer: a great moisturizer is your friend! So my faves fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer at night SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream during the day for hyperpigmentation before sunscreen ✨✨✨✨ Other things I love that have helped COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence I use this day and night after my toner. If you neee hydration this is my current go to! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Acne Treatment Face Oil I now use this on days I don’t use my vitamin C in the morning. PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum This has replaced my niacinamide from The Ordinary. If you want glass skin use this consistently! CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask I use this as my daily face mask once a week. I will be posting my detailed night routine soon as I’m redoing my entire on IG 🥰🥰
Murad-AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
Current skin & How I Met My Goals ! ✨
Beauty to me is being comfortable in your own skin. It’s the ability to know that you are art and no one can take that away from you. This is an unfiltered picture of my skin! My goal for my skin has been acne control pore minimization hyperpigmentation (Not depicted is my cheek hyperpigmentation) I started my skin journey about 3 months ago and have finally found a routine for my combo oily skin I’m currently use: Day Cleanse: KORRES - Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser Tone:puremay - Soft Serum Toner KORRES - H2Rose Hydrating Face Mist Hyperpigmentation: The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA ORGANYS - ORGANYS Vitamin C Serum PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum PEACH & LILY - Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream Sunscreen: ELEMIS - Daily Defence Shield SPF30 Night: Cleanse: CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin (Alt night) CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser Tone: PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner (Alt night) The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution (can be irritating) Serum: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Acne: DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel (Alt night) The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (once a week) Moisturizer: CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion (Alt night) CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin (only when I use the glycolic acid toner) SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream (some peel nights) This has taken me trial and error but this has given me the best results. #mybeautygoals
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
You’re Missing This Exfoliating Jelly ✨
I recently had a chance to purchase some Elemis products for a discounted price and wanted to try this: ELEMIS - Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator I love a good exfoliant! It just makes my skin feel so new again. This product: Blackcurrent: rich in antioxidants, antibacterial, and helps to restore moisture barrier. Black Seed Oil: I actually was taking this as a oil to boost my immune system a couple years ago! It’s helps to restore skin lipid barrier and promotes a healthy glow. Grape Seed Oil: this is an amazing moisturizing oil! I use this on my hair and skin already so to find it in a product is just and added bonus. Nordic Bilberry: “superberry” this protects your skin against free radical damage and also has plenty of antioxidants Black Tea: anti-aging, reduces puffiness, & great for acne! How to use Wet face Massage for about a minute (it’s your preference) Wash off and dry skin My thoughts: -It doesn’t have much of a smell which is always a plus for me when using products that have to stay on my face longer than a minute. -It did have a warming effect which I don’t mind as much now. -It did have little fine beads (blackcurrent) which I didn’t mind because I do love the feel of a scrub. It wasn’t overbearing either! -It left my skin feeling so soft and smooth! Routine: Cleanse CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin Exfoliant ELEMIS - Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator Tone: PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner Treat The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel Moisturize CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion Cliganic - 100% Rosehip Oil
Cliganic-100% Rosehip Oil
Let’s Talk: The Ordinay AHA/BHA Peel
Info: This a chemical peel comprised of 30% AHA (Glycolic/Lactic/Tartaric/Citric), 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid), Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5, Black Carrot and Tasmanian Pepperberry. 💥AHA/BHA exfoliate the top layer of skin (epidermis) giving it a quick go to for blemishes, fine lines/wrinkles, and dark marks. (This is a high concentration of chemicals). 💥Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant which means it draws moisture to your skin. 💥Vitamin B5 is an anti inflammatory & a humectant 💥Black Carrot is an antioxidant 💥Tasmanian Pepperberry is a anti inflammatory, anti-oxidant & skin conditioner (also what gives the red color to this acid) How to use: 💥Use this for 10 mins **ONLY IF YOU HAVE USED ACID CHEMICAL PEELS BEFORE** . If not I recommend starting with 2-5 mins then working your way up 💥Use on 1-2xs a week. To avoid overexfoliation 💥Apply with clean dry hands on a clean dry face. This is important as wet skin will not absorbs as well and probably do more harm then good 💥 Do not apply dropper to skin. I recommend putting this in your hands and working on a thin layer. **DO NOT PUT A LOT ON YOUR FACE LIKE YOU SEE INFLUENCER DOING** 💥DO NOT USE A RETINOL, OTHER ACIDS, or VITAMIN C with this product.. you’re just asking for over exfoliation. 💥DO NOT USE ON DAMAGED, PEELING, SCARS, OR ALREADY DRY SKIN (you will be sorry). My routine: **I USE THIS AT NIGHT TO AVOID UNNECESSARY SUN DAMAGE** -Cleanse with CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (set time for 10 mins) Tone PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner - Moisturize CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin (even though I have oily/combo skin I use this for dry skin because of the trauma I just put my skin through and it tends to be on the dry side afterwards) - Apply RADHA BEAUTY - Rosehip Oil ***wait 15-20*** -Apply dr. brandt - Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask (leave on all night & go to sleep) Putting moisture back into my skin after a peel is very very very important.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
my morning skincare routine ✨
so i want to start out by sharing some information about my skin. i have quite sensitive skin that tends to be on the dry side. i feel bad saying this, but my skin is mostly clear thanks to genetics. but, that doesn’t mean i don’t put the work in to keep my skin clear!! i’ve tried out quite a few different products, but these are the ones that i find myself reaching for more often in the morning. cleanser in the morning, i like to use a gentle, hydrating cleanser. lately i’ve been using the Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cleanser . it’s a nice cleanser, but i wouldn’t say it does much for my skin. more often than not though, i find myself coming back to the CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser , which is so gentle and especially good for my dryer days. it always leaves my skin feeling soft once i wash it off. toner for toner, i’ve really been loving the PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner . it’s nothing special, just a milky toner that does a lovely job of adding extra hydration to my skin. i’ve been trying to cut down on my daily waste, so that means i’ve stopped purchasing cotton rounds. to apply, i just put a few drops into my palms and press it into my skin. serum my go-to has always been the The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 . again, dry skin!! i just really love products that hydrate my skin. i just put a few drops on my fingers and gently pat it in. recently i’m trying out the NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum. i haven’t used it long enough to see an effect, but i’ll definitely post an update if i notice some results!! moisturizer it’s taken me wayyyy longer than necessary to find a moisturizer that doesn’t give me a reaction. i’ve tried quite a few that left my face bright red and burning, and i also have an issue with texture. i absolutely hate the way that creams feel on my skin. maybe i’m in the minority on this, but i am just not down with thick, rich, moisturizers. i really do prefer ones that are more of a watery gel-type. for the past six months, i’ve been using the CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly , and i really like it!! it’s fragrance-free, which is always a huge plus, and it does a good job of hydrating my skin. i usually apply one to two pumps on my face and neck. sunscreen ah yes, the most important part of the routine. i’m incredibly sensitive to the active ingredients in chemical sunscreens, so i have to make sure i’m using a mineral sunscreen. for the past year or so, i’ve been using the tarte - Guard 30 Vegan Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 . it leaves a bit of a white cast if i don’t rub it in enough, but other than that, i like this!! it always adds a bit of glowiness to my skin, which i am always here for!! thank you so much for reading!! 💗
CLINIQUE-Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly
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