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Aqua Gel Luminous Mask
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Aqua Gel Luminous Mask

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💳🛍I recently went on a book ordering spree... (😝one of my favorite things, besides skincare splurges) 💻 Even though we can get seemingly endless information about skincare online, I was curious to seek out some books because I love the tactility & I really hate reading on a screen. Regarding ingredients, there is a plethora of opposing information online, & I’m sure these books will yield some of that too. It’s important to cross reference your searches, meaning checking multiple sources & comparing that information. It’s also important to consider what site is providing the information & whom might benefit from it. 📚Swipe to peek inside📖 PRETTY ICONIC A Personal Look at the Beauty Products That Changed the World By Sali Hughes 2016 💄$18-$21 (paperback version) I was most excited about this one, I’m a big fan of pop culture history & of course I love beauty products. I think this book would likely find a loving home on many of your coffee tables☕️ With over 400 pages of iconic & cult popular skincare & cosmetics products from over the decades, this is such a fun addition to any beauty fanatics collection! THE BEAUTY GEEK’S GUIDE TO SKINCARE 1,000 Essential Definitions of Common Product Ingredients By Deborah Burnes 2019 👩🏽‍🔬$15-$18 • 178 pages A really great resource for looking up both chemical & botanical ingredients. The vast majority of the book is just like a dictionary. It also includes some natural recipes & remedies, as well as source references for all ingredient info. MAKEUP IS NOT (JUST) MAGIC A Manga Guide to Cosmetics & Skin Care Written & illustrated by Ikumi Rotta 2019 🌸$14 • 135 pages This super cute manga was translated into English earlier this year. It takes the form of a guide to the basics of Japanese skincare & makeup application by following a loose narrative of a young woman who writes about beauty products on social media (sound familiar?😻) I read a lot of manga, I’m impressed by this high quality paper! THE KOREAN SKINCARE BIBLE The Ultimate Guide to K-Beauty Secrets By Lilian Yang, Leah Ganse & Sara Jiménez 2018 Makeup chapter by Esther Sandoval 💗$13 (hardbound) 🇪🇸This was actually originally published in Spain as: ‘El Arte Coreano del Cuidado de la Piel’ It’s a cute little 189 pages, straightforward & informative. THE LITTLE BOOK OF SKINCARE Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy, Glowing Skin By Charlotte Cho 2015 ☁️$26 (hardbound) 212 pages The creator of Korean beauty shopping site, ‘Soko Glam’ & skincare brand, ‘Then I Met You’ wrote this very cute & approachable book full of Korean skincare tips for beginners➕if you’re ever in Seoul, there’s a nice section on all the spas, salons & stores to hit up. K-BEAUTY : THE FACTS Korea’s Top Dermatologist Reveals the Insider Truth about Korean Skincare By Hae Shin Chung 2020 🇰🇷$13 • 175 pages This book aims to debunk &/or demystify many Korean skincare myths with science, graphs & knowledge from 1 of South Korea’s most renowned dermatologists.
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Aqua Gel Luminous Mask
NARS-Aqua Gel Luminous Mask
🌊Plankton Extract! Algae! & Sea Water? Oh My!🦪
🌊Plankton Extract! Algae! & Sea Water? Oh My!🦪
NARS aqua gel luminous mask💧$39/2.6 oz I’ve had this for a little while, & started using it here & there a couple weeks ago. It claims to be an intensive hydrating treatment full of potent botanical & marine based extracts to enhance collagen production. 🌙It can be used as the last step in your evening routine, as an overnight sleeping mask 2-3 times a week. It’s not exclusively a sleep mask though, it can be used anytime you want a surge of calming hydration. Nars instructs to use a generous amount, leave on for 5-10 minutes & then tissue off (following with toner, serum & moisturizer) I personally haven’t used this method, but I have used it during the day as an amazing moisturizer. It does say to avoid the eye area, not sure why, it’s free of alcohol & synthetic fragrance, but nonetheless I’ve been following the instructions & just using my own eye cream with it. NARS - Aqua Gel Luminous Mask At first, I was on the fence with how I felt about this. It was velvety & very hydrating & but I didn’t truly see it’s magic until I did a peel-off mask that irritated my skin. I hadn’t done one in forever, & it made my skin a little mad. You may know the feeling, a bit dry & stingy from the physical peeling off off the mask (it was also like 95 degrees that night🥵) I tried to wait it out but it became really irritating. For some reason I reached for this instead of my maple water & it was the the best decision! I applied a decent amount to my face & neck avoiding my eye area, & watched the magic happen. My skin immediately felt soothed & calm. Redness disappeared & all the painful irritation I felt began to subside. I do have a neurological condition that affects my pain receptors, so sometimes a trivial skin irritation can become too intense to handle— this is one of the most immediately effective products I’ve ever tried! I am truly impressed. The hydration & soothing effects really lasted, my skin was calm for the rest of the night/into the morning, leaving it plump & soft. When I started researching the ingredients, I understood why it was pretty damn amazing. 💦Check out my slides on the ingredient benefits, there’s some cool stuff in here like hydrating wild pansy extract, thyme, Polynesian sea water, plankton extract & different types of algae! ☁️The texture, as you can see is more of a lightweight water cream than a “gel”. It feels cool & refreshing on your skin. The scent is interesting, it’s grown on me. At first it kind of smells like a mix of robust coffee & cacao☕️🍫 I grew up near a chocolate factory lol🏭& the smell of burnt chocolate is not a great smell for me, so I honestly remember my very first reaction to opening the tube was like hmm what?! Do I hate this? 🍋But the scent dissipates into a nice light fresh citrusy type scent. This product does contain a natural fragrance, but not sure what that is. (Full ingredients photographed on last slide) 🤍All in all I LOVE this 🩹Great for sensitive skin
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Aqua Gel Luminous Mask
NARS-Aqua Gel Luminous Mask
🌙💤Current Nighttime routine
🌙💤Current Nighttime routine
🌚This is my basic night routine at the moment, even though I’m still considering some new products to possibly add or swap out... Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments💕 I use the products in the following order: YVES SAINT LAURENT - Top Secrets Universal Makeup Remover Balm in Oil First part of my double-cleanse. I haven’t worn makeup since the beginning of quarantine, but it’s still really necessary to break down all the sunscreen I wear. This is a nice cleansing balm, it’s very silky & light compared to others, & has a lovely scent. I haven’t tested it yet for removing makeup though. fresh - Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash A favorite of mine, I did a full review of this product in a previous post🍓I love this gentle exfoliating cleanser! DIOR - Hydra Life Balancing Hydration 2 in 1 Sorbet Water Check out my review of this hydrating, prebiotic toner in a previous post. MAY COOP - Raw Sauce 🍁My holy grail essence, it’s 93% maple extract. Check out my recent post for my full review & ingredient breakdown. Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum Limited Edition Such an amazing serum! I need to do a more detailed review soon. ESTĒE LAUDER - Perfectionist CP+R Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum I don’t use this every night... it’s actually a great daytime product because it’s matte, smoothing & pore perfecting. Honestly it makes a great (but expensive) makeup primer! fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer Just did a review on this night cream, feel free to check it out. I just emptied it, so instead I used: NARS - Aqua Gel Luminous Mask This is really great product to relieve irritated skin. It has a lot of marine extracts. I did a full review of this in a previous post💙🦪This product really impressed me! Finally I’ll finish my routine with a decadent lip balm LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Also previously did a full review of this new Gummy Bear scented lip sleeping mask & the corresponding lip glowy balm🧸💜so moisturizing!!! ☁️goodnight beauties☁️
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Aqua Gel Luminous Mask
NARS-Aqua Gel Luminous Mask