My Nighttime Skincare Routine ft Graydon 💙
*find the rest of the video on my IGTV @valchemic ✨* I’ve loved Graydon skincare for a while, as they offer a clean yet clinically proven array of formulas, which have helped me with eczema, acne, milia, and dry skin. When they offered me a gift 🎁 of two of their products in return for a video, it was an easy, done deal because I already have a bunch of their other products 💙 Double Cleanse: 1) GRAYDON - Aloe Milk Cleanser Key ingredients: niacinamide, black tea (antioxidant-rich polyphenols), apricot kernel oil (vitamin E, K + omega 6 rich), aloe vera juice Soothing cleanser, I try to leave it on my skin as long as possible to let it soak in all the goodness. Alternatively, it’s a good fast cleanser that can quickly remove relatively unstubborn makeup. 2)GRAYDON - Face Foam Key ingredients: azelaic acid, blue-green algae (minerals & protein-building amino acids), white willow bark (salicylic acid), apple cider vinegar (pH balancing) I’m personally not a big fan of the scent, as it’s a little sour, but this is a nice gentle formula for a foam, which doesn’t leave my face feeling dry afterwards. I got this for the gentle exfoliating acids it contains, and I do notice an improvement in my skin texture since the last few months of using it! Note how I use a reusable makeup remover pad, it was made from leftover fashion fabric. I’m trying lol ♻️ Hydrate: GRAYDON - Face Food Mineral Mist Key ingredients: magnesium, silver, zinc Lovely vanilla scent, soothing any irritation/inflammation from food allergies, pollution, etc. Reduces redness and acne-related scars. To enhance absorption, I love misting this on before adding any serums. Correct & Protect: 🎁 GRAYDON - Fullmoon Serum Key ingredients: moth bean (botanical retinol alternative), moringa (vitamin C), senna (vegan hyaluronic acid), malachite (support skin exposed to pollution) Light texture, non-irritating formula has helped me remove some of the persistent milia on my skin. Fades occasional breakout scars after a couple of days. Smooths over my smile lines. Moisturize: 🎁 GRAYDON - Superfood Serum Key ingredients: saffron (stem cell extract), raspberry seed oil (Linoleic acid), sacha inchi (Omega rich essential fatty acids), turmeric Not in love with the scent, as it’s a bit bitter, but the texture of the oil is dense enough yet not sticky and absorbs so well on top of the aforementioned products. And I don’t notice the bitter scent after mixing it with the Face Food vanilla-scented mist. This leaves my skin feeling smooth and well-nourished.
GRAYDON-Aloe Milk Cleanser
Graydon Skincare Pt 3: A surprise hit and a miss
The Product: Berry Rich Face + Eye Cream Plus the free samples that came with my order From the brand: “A probiotic face cream.This velvety-rich, blue-hued probiotic face cream helps maintain and protect your microbiome (aka your skin barrier) while improving hydration, enhancing your skin’s radiance and luminosity.” They say this cream is intended for dry and mature skin. My skin is dry-combo but acne prone so I was a little wary of this product. It came in the set however, and i figured I could use it on dry patches or even on my body if worse came to worst. BOY WAS I SURPRISED. I started off testing it on some dry itchy skin around my nose. When that went well, i took the plunge and put it on my jawline to wear under a mask. At this point, I was JUST starting to realize that the cure to my maskne might actually be to stop attacking it with acids and use MORE moisture and HEAVIER creams, especially under the mask. It seemed so counterintuitive at the time but I was willing to try... and it freaking worked! This is absolutely my favorite occlusive ever. I no longer dread wearing a mask because it means i can slather this over my face first 😍. I also tested it out as a skin protectant while skiing, and it preformed A+ as a wind barrier. It has the most delicious scent that reminds me of berry buttercream icing or something. It smells edible thats for sure! most surprising maskne cure for me, absolutely recommend for the dry acne-prone, and shocked to say I will have to repurchase soon 😱 GRAYDON - Berry Rich Cream Ingredient Highlights: * Arthrospira Platensis (Blue Majik) Extract: blue-green algae rich in phycocyanin, amino acids, vitamins & minerals. Helps increase firmness and smooth fine lines * Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter: heals and moisturizes skin exposed to the elements * Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed Oil: rich in vitamin C to brighten skin, minimize dark spots, & promote circulation to lighten dark circles * Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate (Vegan Probiotics): improve and strengthen skin barrier, maintain balance of good bacteria which send signals to your immune system to stop inflammation, keeping acne and rosacea at bay Samples: GRAYDON - Aloe Milk Cleanser This was a very nice gentle cleanser, but it didn’t feel any different than other, much cheaper, creamy cleansers. GRAYDON - Super Sensitive Skin Stuff Also a very nice gentle ceramide cream, but just not worth the price when so many drugstore creams contain ceramides (eg all Cerave products) GRAYDON - Green Cream This one I was really excited about and wanted to love. It contains TWO botanical retinol alternatives: moth bean extract (which I love so much in the Fullmoon Serum) and bakuchiol. Idk what it was, but I just didn’t like the smell... it smelled... bitter? to me, that’s the best way I can describe it. I also noticed some product pilling, but mostly the smell turned me off.
GRAYDON-Aloe Milk Cleanser
Oct-Nov Empties 🗑 🧴
[Swipe to see which ones I repurchased/replaced] It’s nice to get closer to a point where I know what works for me, so I don’t have to keep trying a bazillion new products that may ended up going to waste! ♻️ • GRAYDON - Green Cream Phyto Clear (fka Green Cream) sample replaced by a full sized bottle 💦 this botanical retinol works amazing as a spot treatment for incoming acne/recent scars & helps loosen up my milia. Can be used on full face for oily skin types. • calia - Organic Intensive Conditioner is one of the few hair products that doesn’t break my eczema-prone neck out & makes my hair softer, so already repurchased 👌🏽 • Corpa Flora seasonal Tangerine Tango cleansing oil - great for makeup removal & slightly emulsifies with warm water, repurchased the Corpa Flora - Beauté Divine Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil sensitive skin version with next to no essential oils. • GRAYDON - Aloe Milk Cleanser was shared between my partner & me. Great quick face wash for sensitive skin. Might repurchase in the future, but for now I’m using up the @lifancenaturalskincare Restore (milk) cleanser, with gently exfoliating white willow bark, I’ve been gifted with👍🏽 • routine. - The Curator Natural Deodorant I LOVE THIS NATURAL DEO. They have a baking soda free version THAT ACTUALLY WORKS 👏🏽 I finished my 2nd jar of The Curator and now trying out Woah! blackberry Betty - makes me smell like berries 😸
GRAYDON-Aloe Milk Cleanser
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