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Brighten skin with citric acid
Citric acid treatments can brighten skin, shrink pores and treat mild acne. Additionally, it can slough off dead skin cells and speed new cell turnover increases, which can help alleviate the appearance of acne scars, dark spots, small wrinkles and areas of uneven tone and texture.
Afterglow Gentle Exfoliant This scrub is made with dried Hibiscus flowers as its exfoliant. So it helps the skin in two ways: First, the dried Hibiscus flowers are grinded into small particles that gently physically exfoliate the skin, and second, Hibiscus flowers contain citric acid which is a member of alpha hydroxy acids, which dissolve the connections between dead skin cells on the outer skin layer to exfoliate them. This scrub is also enriched with sunflower oil, hemp seed oil, hazelnut oil, and lavender oil which are a natural source of a variety of antioxidants, including vitamin E, and also have emollient properties that help the skin retain its moisture. Okay, so far so good, right? I use a scoop or two and massage it gently in circular motions on clean but slightly damp face. Consistency is a soft oil, it glides so smoothly on the skin actually. I leave it on for few minutes like a mask, then rinse it off with water and pat dry. The grinded Hibiscus flowers feel pretty fine and there are not much of them inside the product, so it really is gentle and there is no harsh exfoliation with this. It feels very oily on the skin upon application. On rinsing the oiliness is reduced. However, if you don't rinse it thoroughly, there is still a film left. I think it acts as a moisturizer and doesn't dries out the skin at all. It doesn't tear a strip off my face as it doesn't contain plastic beads. I also didn't feel any redness or tingling. I would recommend this scrub for someone with dry skin, because it's so great to tame flakiness. As someone with breakouts, I tend to use physical exfoliators like this maybe once a month or when I need something a little stronger on occasion. But you can obviously use it more frequently.
Farmacy Beauty’s Honeymoon Glow ✨✨
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Where do I even begin with this product? One of the things I sought to get was Farmacy’s Honeymoon Glow after being introduced and recommended to this holy grail product by so so SO many people in the skincare community on Instagram. This was before I even started using acids in my routine, and I am not a big fan of change, so you can guess how high my expectations for this product were. This night serum claims to be a 3-in-1 serum that does it all: it resurfaces, clarifies, and hydrates your skin for a healthy natural glow. More importantly, it targets hyperpigmentation (which I need for all the times I scratch at my pimples, LOL!). Apart from this, it also exfoliates, hydrates, and refines pore size with consistent use. Honeymoon Glow has AHA (lactic, glycolic, citric, and other fruit acids) as well as BHA (willow bark - salicylic acid) in it, so on some level I was expecting my face to get all red and tingly after application since this was my very first foray into acids (AHA, BHA, and all that). First things first: I was surprised to note that the serum isn’t as thick as I was expecting it to be - rather, it is a nice lightweight milky serum that goes on easily, kind of like your everyday hydrating serum. I was also pleasantly surprised to note that my skin wasn’t overly irritated or affected by the potent blend of acids (14%!) in this product. My face did get a little red and the serum was slightly tingly, but thankfully no major side effects - I didn’t break out, no peeling, etc. I As I’ve only used this twice so far, I don’t think I’m the best person to describe any long-lasting effects from consistent use. However, I did wake up the next day with a nice glow to my skin, and my face felt super smooth and supple. I used this product on its own, with a lightweight toner and a moisturiser after, just to reduce the risk of irritation, so you know the glow is entirely from this serum. I would think that with consistent usage this will be able to lighten any pigmentation and even out my skin tone. First impressions wise, I think this product lives up to its hype - I definitely like this one! :-) Even though I haven’t been using this long enough, I would recommend it to my friends who are struggling with acne scarring and texture on their face, just based on the fact that there have been so many glowing reviews for this serum, and that the results are already so good after a single use. The Honeymoon Glow is 58 USD for 30ml, which is a tad pricey, but as you don’t need a lot of product for one application, I think that 58 USD is a pretty decent price considering that I will only be using this 2-3 times a week. What’s great now is that Farmacy also has a neat ‘Sweet Dreams’ holiday kit called that gives you a full sized Honeymoon Glow, a 100ml Clean Bee cleanser, and a mini sized Honey Grail face oil for 65 USD, which is a steal as well! FARMACY - Honeymoon Glow Serum
FARMACY-Honeymoon Glow Serum
Citric Acid on Skin
Hi this is my first post and I have a question concerning citric acid. I have acne-prone oily and sensitive skin. I have my own skincare regime that I’m currently following day and night but I recently noticed that 2 of the products contain citric acid. I’ve heard mixed reviews concerning citric acid on skin— most of them negative and saying that it tears the skin. The two products that I’m using that contain citric acid are: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin And Kiehl's - Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner So far I have not noticed any damage to my skin from these products. In fact they’ve been working really well in the skincare routine I created for myself. However I’m still concerned if the citric acid ingredient may cause long term damage and would like your thoughts.
Kiehl's-Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner
neutrogena deep clean gentle scrub
key ingredients: citric acid - citric acid is effective for sloughing off dead skin cells and speeding new cell turnover. this ingredient can promote new skin growth that can alleviate the appearance of acne scars, minor wrinkles, uneven skin tone/texture, hyperpigmentation, and age spots. salicylic acid - salicylic acid is proven to be an effective skin care ingredient because of the way it penetrates into the skin and dissolves any debris inside your pores. it’s also naturally derived from willow bark which is known to heal and soothe. this acid can also help with any inflammation and redness of a blemish. what it claims to do: neutrogena’s deep clean gentle scrub claims to gently exfoliate the skin with microbeads. the beta hydroxy helps to clean deep into the pores for soft and smooth skin. neutrogena’s description of this product claims that, “Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub is the daily cleansing scrub with beta hydroxy proven to clean deep down into your pores, yet is gentle enough to use every day. Skin looks and feels soft and smooth after just one use.” my experience: this product was pretty effective for exfoliating and removing the dead skin cells off of my face since it is formulated with a beta hydroxy acid formula (bha - which is the salicylic acid). i used this scrub everyday for about 2 weeks straight until i noticed that it started leaving a tight feeling on my face after usage (although this is labeled as a “gentle scrub”). i found this to be a bit too harsh for everyday use on my skin, but that might just be because i have sensitive skin). instead of using this everyday, i limited my usage of this product to about 2-3 days every week. after using this algorithm, my skin felt smooth and soft after without the tight feeling that i was experiencing before. i also noticed that this helped remove and reduce the appearance of some of my blackheads. Neutrogena - Gentle Scrub Oil Free
Neutrogena-Gentle Scrub Oil Free
If you need a fast train to exfoliation, I think you gotta love deciem The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. This face mask has long been a love affair of mine. I purchased it few months ago because I felt like my skin was really congested and it needed some serious sloughing and I haven't looked back since. The blend of 30% AHA and 2% BHA is the punchiest formula that I own. It's not for the faint hearted and if I'm honest my sensitive skin can just about handle it. It blends together glycolic, salicylic, lactic, tartaric and citric acids which will brighten, unclog pores, soften and smooth the skin. Plus, it contains hyaluronic acid for comfort, Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) to assist healing, Black Carrot for some antioxidant boost, and Tasmanian pepperberry to reduce as much irritation as possible while also giving the red color to the liquid. Once a week, I apply it after cleansing onto dry skin about two to three pumps with the dropper. The texture itself feels like a sticky but thin gel. It's easy to apply with my fingers as the liquid won't run down quickly on my face. It also doesn't stain my hands or my face. I left it on about only 5-10 minutes before rinsing gently with warm water. Then, I would recommend following it with a simple and soothing routine. Personally, I finish my skincare routine with a sheet mask to bring back hydration and moisture into my skin. It's definitely intense and tingled, but not painfully. Although when my skin is more sensitive, it was quite unbearable the first few seconds it touches the skin. I only ever use it in the evening so I have the whole night for any redness to go down. And be careful if you have small wounds or lesions on your face, because it burns even more. When I take it off, the layer that's left is so darn smooth. So it's worth it! It's brilliant if I've been slacking on the exfoliation and I'm feeling like I need to knock off a layer of dead skin cells. It helps to loosen up blackheads and reduces the appearance of small bumps/whiteheads just after few uses.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta daily peel—worth it?
Exfoliants are everywhere, and it can be so hard to choose which one is right for you. Today I wanted to compare two exfoliating pads that each contain a blend of acids. Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel These daily exfoliating pads contain a blend of glycolic, lactic, salicylic, lactic, mandelic, malic, and citric acids in the first step, and ingredients like retinol and vitamin c in the second step. I don’t understand exactly how all the ingredients in both steps work together, but I can tell you that these pads don’t sting my face (I don’t have sensitive skin, though). The first step does smell strongly of alcohol, but the second step feels very soothing to me. Long story short, these are the most effective exfoliant I’ve tried to date when it comes to erasing my hyperpigmentation. I had some stubborn spots that were gone in a matter of weeks with daily use of these pads. I was amazed! Sadly, these are very expensive and also the individual wrapping for each pad is very wasteful. I’m looking for an alternative because of these reasons, but if I ever have a future breakout and I need to get rid of a lot of hyperpigmentation, I’ll consider repurchasing these because they’ve been incredibly effective in my experience. The blend of acids is impressive, and I don’t know if any other products that contain all of the same acids and also ingredients like vitamin C that are in the second step. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Facial Radiance Pads These pads contain glycolic and lactic acids, as well as soothing ingredients like aloe juice, hyaluronic acid, and cucumber water. They also contain some potentially sensitizing ingredients such as lemon peel extract. These pads claim to target dullness, pores, and irregular tone and texture. FAB claims they enhance natural glow and make makeup application smoother. I think these are a solid exfoliating product for the price, even though they only have two acids. They don’t sting my face (they actually feel pretty soothing) and they do seem to make my makeup go on smoother than if I hadn’t used an exfoliant at all. However, they haven’t worked as well for me as the Dr. Dennis Gross pads when it comes to drastically lightening hyperpigmentation. I struggle with acne, which means I almost always have several spots of hyperpigmentation I’m trying to get rid of, and these didn’t lighten those spots nearly as quickly as the Dr. Dennis Gross pads. I think both of these are good products, but it depends on what your skin goals are. If you want to erase hyperpigmentation, and fast, the Dr. Dennis Gross pads are the most effective product I’ve personally tried (but way more expensive). If you want a solid daily exfoliant to help with issues like non-inflammatory acne and help you get that glow, the FAB pads are worth checking out.
Dr Dennis Gross-Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel
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