BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
What It IsBlackheads be gone! COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid reduces blackheads and excess sebum while hydrating skin.
Exfoliating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Inflammatory
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
How to (Temporarily) Shrink Your Pores in 1 Hour
What you might think are stubborn blackheads that you can’t remove, no matter how religiously you use salicylic acid, are actually sebaceous filaments, which are basically a combination of sebum (your skin’s natural oils), bacteria, dead skin cells, and even the single hair in your hair follicle that have all come together to create that annoying clogged pore. Unfortunately, the size of your pores is determined by your genetics, and they can’t be truly “shrunk,” no matter what a product claims. Although you can only temporarily reduce the appearance of your pores, it’s a pretty simple and extremely satisfying process known as “gritting.” I first learned about this process from Fifty Shades of Snail, whose process is well known in the online skincare community. The process uses three products — a BHA chemical exfoliant, like salicylic acid; a clay mask; and a cleansing oil — and takes about 1 hour max. It’s recommended that you do this in the morning, about once every few days, so this is a great way to indulge in some skincare self-care on the weekends! Below are my favorite products to use for gritting: COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid This is one of my favorite chemical exfoliants: it’s affordable, effective, and applies beautifully! I use this for gritting and for chemically exfoliating twice a week. AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I only use this mask for gritting. I personally don’t find it helpful to regularly use clay masks, as I’ve found them to be a little too harsh for me, even with my oily/combination skin. I use raw apple cider vinegar to make my mask, which helps to lower the higher pH of the bentonite in the clay to a more skin-friendly level, which should be around 4-5. Simple Skincare Science has a great post about whether you should use water or raw apple cider vinegar to mix with your clay mask. There are other types of clay masks that might be more suitable for your skin type, like kaolin clay for dry or sensitive skin or French green clay that has more healing properties. This specific clay mask is just the most affordable and easily accessible option! Orgain - Organic Mct Oil Unflavored Okay, this is where things might get a little weird, but I use MCT oil as my cleansing oil. MCT oil is most commonly used in keto/low-carb diets as a source of energy. I use MCT oil on my skin because it’s extracted from caprylic acid, which does not cause problems for malassezia, or fungal acne. I have a huge bottle of C8 MCT oil from the brand Kiss My Keto that I decanted into a smaller vessel with a pump. The only downside is that because this oil wasn’t made with the intention of being used as a cleansing oil, it doesn’t emulsify when you clean it off your face. I get around that by using a lukewarm, damp towel to gently remove it. If you end up trying the “gritting” process, let me know what you think in the comments!
COSRX-BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Acne Skincare Routine ✨
I show a lot of my routines so I decided to highlight some of my favorite acne products that have given me results. Cleansers; COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser I use this 3-4xs a week during my morning CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin This was my original goat cleanser. I have a previous post on how to use this for best results! PEACH & LILY - Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser I use this every night and days I don’t use the Cosrx cleanser Toner: Murad - Clarifying Toner This toner was made for oily and combo skin. If you have sensitive or dry skin I would be cautious. I use this once a week (sometimes twice if it having a bad break out) COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid This is like a toner honestly. I use this with the SA cleanser as a double dose of salicylic acid. *Etc COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence I use this day and night everyday! This baby is essential as a buffer for hydration! If you want your skin barrier to maintain itself while using various actives this is your best friend! Treatment: SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Acne Treatment Face Oil I use this 3xs a week (sometimes more). Salicylic acid can be used daily but still take precautions. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel This is the HG of HG for acne! I used this every night when I had breakouts and it’s the truth! PureHeals - Propolis Sleeping Pack This the last step I use during the night. It’s packed with great ingredients! I have post showing how it cleared my acne overnight😭 I treat my acne mostly at night because I also love my hyperpigmentation products. I found that mixing salicylic acid and retinol has worked for me tremendously, but I don’t mix any salicylic acid with Differin (since it’s so strong). What products do you put in your routine ? ✨✨
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
fresh - Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum VERSO - Skincare Super Eye Serum IOPE - Limited Edition Rentinol Expert Essence 0.1% e.l.f. - Keep Your Balance Toner VERSED - DEW POINT Moisturizing Gel-Cream #e.l.f. Cosmetics - Retro Paradise Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow[products]# CATRICE COSMETICS - HD Liquid Coverage Foundation COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid FILORGA - Time-Filler Absolute Wrinkle Correction Cream MISSHA - Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++ flamingo - flamingo Daily Moisturizing Lotion See any goodies?!?! #whoisnee #cheriecreator #novemberfavorites
MISSHA- Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++
how does KOREAN skincare compare to AMERICAN?
I’ve been hearing a lot more about K beauty recently, so wanted to delve into how it compares to American skincare! Korea is a country that can be associated as the origin of modern day skincare and their skincare technology is far ahead of that of America. Korea also focuses on natural, powerful and effective ingredients. ingredients if a Korean skincare products main focus is a certain or few products, these will actually be at the top of the ingredients list ! (compared to some USA products where they market a certain ingredient but it’s actually at the bottom of the list). the higher an ingredient is on the list, the higher concentration it is in the product !! Korea also uses new and innovative ingredients in their products, where some simply aren’t even found in the USA! price Korean skincare is quite cheap for the high quality products and ingredients you are buying. a lot of USA products can charge such a high price point for ingredients that aren’t even amazing or ones that are at the bottom of the ingredient list and will have little to no benefit to the skin. accessibility it can be extremely hard to find Korean skincare in the USA, let alone others ! a lot of the ingredients in their products are not supported by the FDA. also when buying Korean skincare, it can take weeks for products to arrive due to customs, shipments etc 🌙 overall 🌙 I have had good experience with both Korean (the few that I have tried so far), and American skincare. the few Korean skincare products I have are peach slices - Snail Rescue Intensive Wash-Off Mask peach slices - Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid when I say that I love these products, I mean I LOVE THESE PRODUCTS !!! these three are the few products that I have seen immediate results with. their ingredients are amazing and they have improved my skin so so much.
COSRX-BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
Blackheads Be Gone!
I think I've found a holy grail product!! I've never heard of this brand before so I was excited to try it out! 🖤 COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid • Helps control oil and keep skin clear with white willow bark water and betaine salicylate, a highly effective chemical exfoliator that refines the look of enlarged pores and leaves skin brighter. • For all skin types, especially oily and acne-prone skin types. . . 🖤 Key Ingredients: • Willow Bark Water: Controls oil and calms the look of redness • Betaine Salicylate: Fights bacteria and decongests clogged pores • Niacinamide: Brightens skin and improves the appearance of pores . . 🖤 Benefits: • Gently exfoliates dead skin cells without irritating the skin • Helps refine the look of enlarged pores •Helps keep pores clear of impurities . . 🖤 How to use: After cleansing, soak a cotton pad in the liquid and swipe over the skin. . . 🖤💭🖤 I was really surprised by this product. I have oily/ezcema skin and this works wonders! When I started using, my skin purged big time! Once my skin made it through, my pores and blackheads are clean and to a minimum. This is gentle enough to use everyday but I prefer 1x a day for 3 days a week. I use this at night, after I've tone and before my serum. It keeps my oil to a minimum and I've noticed that my skin is starting to look smoother. It offers hydration without clogging pores or leaving a oily residue. I cannot wait to see how my skin looks in a month. . . 🖤 Have you tried this yet? Thank you @cheriefor this awesome gift! This is definitely a game changer. #whoisnee
COSRX-BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
New Holy Grail Acne Fighter 🥊
Thank you so much @cheriefor this wonderful prize. If y’all know me then you know I love K-Beauty and CosRx is a highlight in that trend. While I have tried their Snail Mucin Essence (which I wasn’t to fond of) I am obsessed with the immediate results of this product. COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid Ingredients: Betaine Salicylate: BHA similar to salicylic acid, but more gentler Niacinamide: pores, acne, hyperpigmentation? This ingredient covers it all! I swear by niacinamide as well. Willow Bark Extact: reduces acne and helps to control oils. This is the natural salicylic acid. How to use: This is an essence so it comes after toner (if you use one) and before other serums. CosRx recommends using this once a week to build a tolerance but I think I will opt for 2-3 times this week. I followed with this after my toner (peach slices - Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner ) and before my The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA serum and my skin loved it! My experience: THE RESULT WERE IMMEDIATE ✨ SO I don’t have blackheads but I do have some forehead acne currently (damn hormones and dairy). I used this yesterday along with my PureHeals - Propolis Sleeping Pack and my acne is gone today. I don’t know about y’all but when I look for a product, immediate results is my dream .. doesn’t always happen, but this was different. it doesn’t have a smell it’s light in texture non irritating This retails for $24 💰 and I will be repurchasing when I’m done using it ✨✨✨
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Clean&ClearDaily Acne Skincare Essentials Set with Foaming Facial Cleanser, Deep Cleaning Astringent & Dual Action Moisturizer, Oil-Free, 3
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