9 month skin transformation (old photo included)
So i just found this app through instagram and i figured i'd share this with you guys. Basically, i've dealt with severe acne & (less severe) eczema for 4 years. I also have very sensitive skin, to the point where just washing my face with Neutrogena Oil Free Face Wash would cause my skin to flare up. Through a LOT of trial and error, i've found the perfect combo of products for my skin. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I apply this along with the hyaluronic acid every morning and night first. It has improved the random discolorations and acne scars for sure! VANICREAM - Moisturizing Skin Cream After all of the Ordinary acids, i apply this. It's super cheap to just buy a big jug of it and it lasts quite a while. Aczone - ACZONE Gel 7.5% At night, (unless there are a significant amount of pimples in which case i also apply this twice a day), I apply this last. It has definitely been the most influential on my acne. I still occasionally am left with patches of pimples, but none are even close to the severity of those i dealt with for years. I hope this is helpful to anyone dealing with skin issues similar to mine!
Aczone-ACZONE Gel 7.5%
10-step Korean method
* Please know that this is NOT NECESSARY and I’m sharing as someone who has done a small amount of research regarding the topic. I personally refuse to go without a double cleanse, tone, mask treatments (3 times a week), treat, moisturize & SPF. __________________ The 10-Step is more than a routine—it's a lifestyle that has become a global phenomenon, grounded in Korea's cultural obsession with healthy skin and backed by decades of scientific advancement. * It's not about having more products than you can count, but rather about having the RIGHT products that do the right things, and using them in the right order. Having what works for YOU is important. Again, this is NOT necessary! 1) Remove makeup & sunscreen with an oil cleanser. I use a balm or an oil. I recommend huangjisoo - Pure Perfect Cleansing Oil 2) Follow up with a water based cleanser - INDIE LEE - Brightening Cleanser is one of my favorites. 3) Exfoliate - Do not exfoliate more than twice a week or you can damage your skin barrier. I have a few I enjoy YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial & The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution as well as TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser 4) Tone - I personally love a good hydrating toner. Toners are great at removing any residue that may have been left from your cleanser as well as preps the skin to effectively absorb the products to follow. INDIE LEE - CoQ-10 Toner is one of my absolute faves as well as YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner 5) Essence - the right essences will be lightweight and packed with a blend of hydrating, anti-aging and complexion enhancing ingredients. Some of my faves are TATCHA - The Essence Plumping Skin Softener & CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Essence Also this is when I’d add my HA The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 6) Treatments - this is where your specific needs come into play. From treating hyperpigmentation, dark spots, acne and fine-lines, this will be where you add those targeted products. Vitamin C, AHA/BHA serums, retinol...etc. Medik8 - Crystal Retinal CAUDALIE - Vinoperfect Radiance Serum The Brightening Solution and a good vitamin c are my must haves! Be sure to know what can safely be used together. 7) Mask - following the K-beauty method this is when they would add a sheet mask. I rarely sheet mask and use more topical masks. 8 - Eye cream - I personally don’t have any favorites. 9) Moisturize - Yes everyone should moisturize. Pick one that suits your skincare needs (no fragrances or essential oils) 10) SPF- EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! Let me know your thoughts regarding the 10-step method. #CherieCreator
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines pt. 4
Hey ya’ll! In part 4 of Reviewing My Followers Skincare Routines we’re reviewing @Raks and @juliachristine’s skincare routines. Starting with @Rakswho reached out to me via Cherie message because she started skincare about a year ago because of her upcoming wedding. She starts by cleansing with theThursday Plantation - Tea Tree Face Wash Foam which costs $8.99 for 5.1 fl oz. This cleanser is very basic. It has tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. My issue is with the eucalyptus oil, which is a very irritating essential oil right up there with lemon oil and peppermint oil. If this doesn’t irritate your skin then it’s a great cleanser, but I can’t recommend it to those with sensitive skin. Then she goes in with 4 serums. First is thepura d'or - 20% Vitamin C Serum which costs $14.99 for 4 fl oz. This is a really good serum. It has aloe vera juice, glycerin, jojoba oil, and argan oil which are hydrating ingredients, and then it has hylaronic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C. I love it! Then she uses#The Ordinary - Nicinamide Serum[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $5.90 for 1 fl oz. We’ve talked a lot about this serum, it’s very good. Next is the#Tree Of Life - Hylaronic acid serum[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $10.95 for 1 fl oz. I don’t like this serum. It started off good with hylaronic acid, aloe vera juice, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C, but it contains way too many Essential oils and irritating extracts. And her final serum is theSkinMedica - LYTERA 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum which costs $130.90 for 2 fl oz, which is very expensive. This is not worth the price. It has nicinamide and glycerin, and then some not very researched acids. I don’t recommend continuing use of this serum. Then to moisturize she goes in with theOLAY - Regenerist Regenerating Day Cream which costs $29.99 for 1.7 fl oz. I don’t like this moisturizer. Let’s start with some positives. It has nicinamide, glycerin, and Vitamin B3. Now it has a lot of bad ingredients also. It has Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is a harsh cleansing agent, as well as fragrance being the 6th ingredient. The she uses a Neutrogena sunscreen, and occasionally usesThe Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which costs $7.20 for 1 fl oz. This is a great exfoliant. I think @Raks is using too many serums. I would stick to only the Pura D’or and The Ordinary serum, and ditch the other two. Keep the cleanser, and maybe try a different moisturizer. You asked for mineral sunscreen reccomendations for dark skin tones that don’t have a white cast, so I got you girl! I have light skin, but I did some research and I’d recommend the#First Aid Beauty - Weightless Mineral SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $34 for 1.5 fl oz, and the #Biossance - Squalane Zinc Sheer SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] which costs $30 for 1.7 fl oz. Both of these have minimal white cast, and Skincare by Hyram recommends them. Next is @juliachristine’s night routine. She starts off by cleansing with the #Vanicream - Unscented Gentle Cleanser[products]#[ThreeStars] witch costs $8.99 for 8 fl oz. This a nice basic cleanser with glycerin. Next she uses the#OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream[products]#[TwoStars] which costs $84 for .7 fl oz. This cream has tretinoin which is a Vitamin A derivative which can treat acne, as well as retinol which also Vitamin A. I don’t think it’s worth the price, but it’s okay. Next she uses the #The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%[products]#[FourStars] which costs $7.99 for 1 fl oz. Along with azelaic acid, it has dimethicone which is a great moisturizer for dry skin. Next she uses theCeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin which costs $17.99 for 15 fl oz. Y’all know I love this product! Finally she finishes off with theVERSED - ZERO-G Smoothing Eye Cream witch costs $17.99 for .5 fl oz. Eye cream is definitely not necessary but this one is great! It has glycerin, algae extract, and olive oil which are hydrating, along with shea butter and a blend of peptides which can help firm the skin and increase collagen production which can help reduce fine lines around the eyes. Overall @juliachristine your routine looks great! That’s it for this post please cheer for this post if you liked it, comment your opinions on these products, and follow me for similar content. Upcoming posts include a 1 month Curology review and unnecessary skincare steps you don’t need. -Mae
pura d'or-20% Vitamin C Serum
Skincare routine recommended by sister and hyram
So, I thought I'd give skincare a shot during quarantine and it's been 2 weeks since I've used these products. Would like to say my skin has been looking better than before (just used bar soap and called it a day). I have combination normal/oily skin and one of my problems are pores. I just started using Paula's choice 2% BHA and apparently it's meant to shrink your pores, so here I am testing the product. I'll get back within a month with results, but in the meantime I've experiened pretty soft skin thus far, so I reckon it's working. I would like to have some moisturiser recommendations suitable for my skin type, as I picked up the QV moisturiser from a local chemist with no prior research (not sure if it's the best for my skin). I heard that witch hazel isn't the best for the skin and this particular moisturiser includes that, so let me know if you find any good ones. Steps. 1. Youth to the people cleanser (leaves skin feeling soft) 2. Paula's choice 2% BHA exfoliant 3. Niacinamide serum 10% + zinc 1% 4. QV moisturizer
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
The Ordinary? More like extraordinary!!
With The Ordinary growing increasingly popular by the day, I thought I’d review some of my The Ordinary products! There’s so many reviews out there already, so I’m going to simplify mine and keep them really short and simple! (From left to right) Salicylic Acid 2% Masque: Got it to clear up some blackheads on my nose, but ended feeling really grainy and I didn’t see results. Didn’t like. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5: Really sticky initially, but after a minute or so, it sinks into your skin. Can be tacky upon initial application. Like!! Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density: Almost like water. I apply it at my hairline before bed. I haven’t seen any dramatic results, but I’ve noticed more baby hair. But, not sure if it’s the serum or my new shampoo. Feel meh about this. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%: My second bottle! Love it. Not sticky at all, but definitely a little thicker than Glossier’s Super Pure. Can really see the effects. LOVE! 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil: Really oily by itself. Perfect when you drop it into your moisturizer. I use less moisturizer and my skin feels so much better! Like! The Ordinary Coverage Foundation: A really good foundation! Dewy finish, but it’s a little runny/liquidy. Great coverage as well and the price is really great. Like! Let me know if any of you guys have tried these products as well! I’d love to hear what you think and your experience.
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Rate my Skincare Routine!
Hi everyone! I would love to get some tips from you guys, as I’m someone who’s just recently started her skincare journey!!! I’m a 19 year old college student who wants cheap but effective products, and I am willing to take any criticism you may have! ☀️AM☀️ Start by cleansing with CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin | I really love the texture of this cleanser and it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and smooth! Go in with The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA in order to help with acne scarring and hyper-pigmentation. Also hoping it evens out texture and large pores🤞🏻 (I do this every day except Wednesday and Sunday) Top it with The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% to help with my hormonal acne and oiliness. Finish with CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 for some moisture and sun protection!!!! 🌙PM⭐️ After I shower, I used the same cleanser as above. After my skin has dried, I go in with The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution | I purchased this around December because I needed a toner and I personally feel like it hasn’t done too much for my skin in that time, plus it leaves a sticky film on the skin. Every day besides Wednesday I will add The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% on top of the toner. If it’s a Wednesday, I use The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which again was purchased around the same time as the toner and I feel like my skin hasn’t changed very much from it. If it’s a Sunday, I will use The Ordinary - Salicylic Acid 2% Masque which feels super strong and leaves my skin feeling clean. Top everything off with CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion , I absolutely LOVE how lightweight it is and how easily the skin absorbs it! To spot treat acne, I use the MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion | been using this since high school, is a holy grail but would love a cheaper alternative! My skin is pretty oily, except for occasional dryness in the winter. Please let me know what you guys think + if you have any tips and tricks regarding application or order of application! Thank you 🤗
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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