Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Why Cherie Love ItA gentle exfoliating toner to boost radiance and restore skin clarity. Formulated with 7% Glycolic Acid and enhanced with Tasmanian Pepperberry, Ginseng and Aloe Vera derevatives, this toner is a daily treatment to help improve skin texture. Use once a day after cleansing to brighten and tone.
What It IsGlycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution from The Ordinary is an exfoliating toning solution with 7% glycolic acid, amino acids, aloe vera, ginseng, and Tasmanian pepperberry. This low-viscosity, water-based toning solution is great for those looking for solutions for textural irregularities/dullness.
What Else You Need to KnowThis product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory
Soothing, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Ginseng Root Extract
Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
🤦🏻♀️Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth🙅🏻♀️
You have got great skin. But the one thing that stops you from stepping out naturally without any makeup is the dark skin around your mouth. Is this true? You have tried everything from DIYs to skin lightening creams. But the pigmentation around your mouth has remained your stubborn friend, right Why Is The Skin Around My Mouth Dark? 1. Hyperpigmentation 2. Weather Conditions Sun exposure and darkening of the skin. In very cold weather, if you lick your lips and the area around it too often, it can discolour the skin and make it look darker How Do You Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation Around The Mouth? 1. Exfoliate If you exfoliate the area around your mouth regularly with a gentle exfoliator, it can remove dead cells and help to lighten the skin. Opt for a chemical exfoliant as it will not scrape the skin which in turn may worsen the condition. 2. OTC Skin-Brightening Creams Skin brightening creams can be effective in reducing the dark area around the mouth. Look for ingredients such as glabridin (a licorice extract), kojic acid, vitamin C, grape seed extract, azelaic acid , arbutin, curcumin or niacinamide, These block the production of tyrosinase which is needed by the skin to make melanin. 3. Acid Peels Your dermatologist may use a salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel to treat the dark skin around your mouth. However, these peels do not offer a permanent solution and the pigmentation can return. These peels penetrate deep into the skin to repair the damaged cells. Post treatment precautions like staying out of the sun, applying sunscreen and protecting the skin can make the effect of the peels last longer 6. Natural Remedies You can also use natural remedies to treat the dark skin around your mouth. Most of these natural ingredients can be found in your kitchen. Unless you have an allergy to any of these, you can try using them to get rid of the pigmented skin. Exfoliate with Papaya Papaya has fruit acids known as alpha-hydroxy acids, which is a chemical exfoliantAHAs are used for dry skin and to anti-age, and works to improve skin by removing the top layers of the skin through weakening the lipids that bond them together, thus removing dull and dead skin cells and revealing healthy skin cells. Soothe Skin and Reduce Spots with Almond Oil The presence of Vitamin E and niacin help with hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone,” she says. Because sweet almond oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) you can add it to your nightly routine as a makeup remover or moisturizer to help protect the skin barrier. Reverse Photo Damage with Tomatoes Tomatoes are naturally rich in lycopene, which has multiple health benefits, including sun protection Brighten with Yogurt breaks down dead skin cells thanks to lactic acid, which is found naturally in dairy products. Using a yogurt with cow’s milk could be effective in calming the skin, since it has lactic acid. Lactic acid is an AHA, which improves discoloration and age spots
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Exfoliating Acids x DermDoctor
Exfoliating acids are an amazing addition to your skincare routine! They have multiple benefits including improving skin texture, tone, and uneven pigment. They also have anti-aging benefits and can minimize the appearance of wrinkles! Exfoliating acids should be used no more than 2x per week with leave on products. Face washes with acids can be used more often. Here’s my rules to the roads (there’s always exceptions, of course) and product picks: Glycolic acid: Most effective but can be irritating with sensitive skin or those who are prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Salicylic acid: Best for oily, acne-prone skin NATURIUM - BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% THE inkey LIST - Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum Lactic acid: Best for dry and combination skin. Exfoliates while hydrating, gentle on the skin, and my personal go-to! SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA Mandelic acid: Most gentle exfoliating acid. Best for sensitive skin and those prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA #cheriepartner
NATURIUM-BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2%
all you need to know about EXFOLIANTS
if you want to know more about exfoliating, you have come to the right place! what are the different types of exfoliants? there are physical and chemical exfoliants and both have different purposes in a skincare routine. chemical exfoliants chemical exfoliants come in two forms, AHA and BHA. AHA’s are alpha hydroxy acids and are commonly seen with glycolic and lactic acids. AHA’s are water soluble so only work on the skins surface these are mainly for people with dry to normal skin or if you have sun damaged skin they enhance natural moisturising factors reduce visible signs of sun damage and wrinkles BHA’s are beta hydroxy acids and are commonly seen with salicylic acid. BHA’s work on the skins surface as well as deep inside the pores and are oil soluble mainly for people with oily skin who are prone to bumps, clogged skin, blemishes and enlarged pores BHA’s also have skin calming ingredients and are also hydrating you can use chemical exfoliates once a day if it suits your skin, however, most people exfoliate 2-3 times a week physical exfoliants these can come in forms of scrubs or skin brushes if you have sensitive skin, physical exfoliants may not be the best option for you they tend to have instant results with removing the dead skin and having smooth soft skin afterwards our skin is very delicate so should be treated with care! physical exfoliants make it very easy to damage the skins surface and create micro tears I personally love using chemical exfoliants on my skin as not only they work better to really penetrate the skin and I get the best results with them (BHA’s are my best friend for my oily skin). I’m not the biggest fan of scrubs as the granules that come in face scrubs are all different sizes and with this they can over exfoliate in one area, but not that much in another. they are often sharp and scrubs are the main cause of micro tears. I really love both The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution & PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator for chemical exfoliants. I use my VANITY PLANET - Raedia Facial Cleansing Brush on the rare occasion when I am not using chemical exfoliants (do not mix chemical and physical exfoliants!!!!), or when my skin feels like it needs it. I have posts both on PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator & VANITY PLANET - Raedia Facial Cleansing Brush if you are curious about my opinions on them! sorry for the long post lovelies !!! have a great day 🥰🥰
The Ordinary-Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
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
Toner, Peel, Serum, Mask? Four Ways to AHA
What is AHA? Alpha hydroxy acids gently removes dead skin cells, encouraging the regeneration of new skin. It is know for its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation, minimize pores and brighten skin. So how is that different from Glycolic Acid? Glycolic acid is actually a type of AHA! Known to be the “smallest”, most researched and gentlest AHA, glycolic acid does all of the aforementioned things and also acts as a humectant, leaving us with smoother, plumper skin. AHA vs BHA? So some of the products I’ll mention contain both AHA and BHA. BHA, particularly salicylic acid, is great for reducing acne but can be drying. BHA has better penetration into pores due it its affinity to oily sebum. That’s why they say BHAs are better for oily skin! How should I incorporate AHA/Glycolic Acid into my skincare routine? Whichever way you choose! Some prefer it in their daily routine whereas others prefer it 2-3x a week- the products mentioned below allow you different options. 1. AHA as a toner. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution When: Everyday if you want, AM or PM toning step. Price: $8.70 for 8oz Comments: I personally wouldn’t use this everyday especially if you have a broken skin barrier (it stings!) but it leaves me so hydrated and clean the next morning. Paired with a hydrating night serum, I’ve noticed a huge decrease in pore size and bumpy irregularities on my face. 2. AHA as a night cream/peel. VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel When: 2-3 nights per week in my moisturizing step. Price: $9.99 for 0.5 oz Comments: If you have super sensitive skin, this one is for you. This acts as a lotion and has been the mildest form of glycolic acid I’ve seen. I don’t notice as drastic of a glow as TO’s toner or Good Molecules’s Overnight, but it works. Another con is the price...$10 for only 0.5oz allows for only 6-7 uses before repurchasing, whereas I’ve had that 8oz toner for almost a year with plenty left! 3. AHA as a night serum/sleeping mask. GOOD MOLECULES - Overnight Exfoliating Treatment When: 2-3 nights per week in my serum step. Price: $6 for 1 Oz Comments: this is my absolute favorite way of getting my AHA for only $6. I use only 4-5 drops as a “serum” in my regular night routine (see my old post). I would minimize using too many other acids with it! Creates a delicious glow in the AM, this mask also minimizes pores. It is not drying even though it contains BHAs! Would recommend for those who are dry, blackhead, and acne-prone. 4. AHA as a wash-off mask. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution When: 1-2 nights a week for 10 min before rinsing off. Price: $7.20 for 1 Oz Comments: This product is hyped and I’m not too sure why. It works as a wash-off mask but it’s drying (bc of BHAs). I would only recommend if you want to add a mask without changing your existing routine.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
5 Toners for Every Dry Skin Personality
1. Dry and acne-prone looking for firmer skin. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Not a toner for the weak and sensitive, TO’s Glycolic Acid Toner is a great option if you want to seriously minimize pores, reduce acne and brighten skin. My skin personally feels sensitized when I use it in the AM so be sure to layer extra SPF if you are a daytime wearer. I prefer this in a PM routine when I want to take a break from other actives/acids. 2. Dry and looking for soft, dewy skin. I'm from - Rice Toner I love this toner when I want soft, supple skin. It leaves an appropriate layer of hydrating shine on my face when I want that quick “glass” skin look. Keeps my skin feeling dewy for a few hours so I will reapply in the afternoon when I feel dried out again. Because the ingredients are mostly humectants, I love layering it under serums that contain a lot of actives like Vit C and retinol! 3. Dry and struggling with dullness. GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner This is a true ingredient-minded toner and my absolute favorite way of sneaking niacinamide into my skincare routine. This toner really acts as a 3 in 1 package with niacinamide, vit C and arbutin. I use this in the AM and PM, under both acidic and milder serums. May be too sensitizing for some. It’s an appropriate amount of hydrating, which I appreciate! 4. Dry and wanting a toner that acts as a lotion. ROVECTIN - Rovectin Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion This toner claims to have 7 different types of hylauronic acid, kind of like Hado Labo’s toner lotion. I like that it’s scent-free but it definitely lacks a wow factor. I would only recommend if you’re looking for a two step routine with “toner” and an additional moisturizer only. 5. Dry and looking for a toner to layer under makeup/serums. dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Facial Toner This was my go-to toner for years. Faintly lavender-scented, this toner is hydrating and not intense at all. It’s great for layering under actives and makeup.
The Ordinary-Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
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