“What you do every day is way more important than any procedure you could receive in our office!” - Dr. Katie Rodan 💁🏻♀️ With that, I pose the question... what are YOU washing your face with EVERY DAY? Are you seeing a marked visible improvement or is just “okay”? 🤔
When you’re using the right ingredients, with the right formulations, in the right order... you’re serving your skin the best of the best!
If you want amazing skin & confidence being foundation free, with products that do more than just clean, message me!!
Missha Cell Renew Snail Hydro-Gel Mask $6/Target.com & MisshaUS
Hellllooooo Instagram homies! I am trying to get back into the swing of things, but I’ve got the summer lazies, so it’s been an uphill battle. Please bear with me, and I will reward your faithfulness with more mediocre/rambly posts 😎
I tried this mask the other day after squirreling it away for months, then realizing that I’ve allowed an appalling # of masks expire thanks to my Protect-the-Shinies-at-All-Costs mentality. This was spendy, especially for Missha (their masks usually ring in around the $2-3 mark), but 2-piece hydrogels ROCK so I was hoping for great things.
This comes with two floppy hydrogel pieces, top and bottom, that are a bit thicker than average and had a nice sandwich of protective plastic to aid in placement. While this claims to be unscented, I noticed a floral fragrance that faded throughout the wear. According to Missha’s US site, this touts 🌳Baobab tree extract (moisturizing, natural preservative), 🐌snail mucin (hydrating, soothing, healing) and 🌊deep sea water (hydrating). I’m also amused at the ‘ooooooh’ factor they promote with their mega-sciencey TCD (transdermal cosmetic delivery) and its ‘biomatrix to help effectively deliver ingredients to the skin, AKA a HYDROGEL MASK that by the nature of basic physics prevents essence from evaporating... This wore for 25 minutes before becoming stiff and tacky, and absorbed almost instantly into my skin. While I didn’t notice huge improvement immediately, over the next few hours my face saw a reduction in redness and an increase in plumpness (looks more dramatic B/A thanks to my cool choice to take pics in ever-changing afternoon light🙄). However, this also pilled LIKE CRAZY with my sunscreen🙇🏻♀️ and is pricey, so for that price I can find better. Verdict: Meh😕 .
This customer grabbed product to Quench her thirst and her skin from @chicagohealthfoods! With the summer sun and heat, hydration is essential both inside and out. Dehydration leads to dull skin, susceptible to environmental damage, wrinkles and more. Stay moisturized, loves! 🙌🏽💕
💜 to 💜 time...My main concerns are breakouts and dark marks, not obsessive about it but definitely dealing with them😎 What are yours? (Even if they’re not listed above...my brain literally got to no 4 and gave up😂) Please do share so we can keep adding more relevant and awesome content for errbody 🙌🏾. Also what else would you like to see posted on GC?✨✨
Evening routine with products that are almost empty.
🌼Double cleanse with @heimish_korea all clean balm and @biologique_recherche_usa Lait VIP o2
🌼Acid tone with @biologique_recherche_usa p50 Pigm 400
🌼Mask with @biologique_recherche_usa Mask Vivant mixed with mask vipo2(notpictured).
🌼Mist Toner @sum37_official 🌼Serum @stratiaskin 🌼Moisturize with @sulwhasoo.us Overnight sleeping mask.
Best Seller 👉🏽 See how Quench is transformed into a decadent Skin Frosting that soaks into the skin, providing intense moisture and deep hydration. This is the most potent combination of butters and oils, and has helped many customers with their severe dry skin, eczema, dermatitis and more! ✨
Hello There... 💖
Let me start this cute little project by introducing myself. My name is Muri and i’m new to the skincare scene! ✨ I’m 23 and based in the Philippines 🇵🇭 I’m an IT professional but I have a special place in my heart for keeping my skin looking good and feeling healthy! 💖 I started doing skincare last 2016 and i’m still fascinated how it works and how it does wonders to my skin. 🤗 🤷🏻♀️ I know i’m not really an expert on this but I wanted to make this account for the sake of giving my opinions on products I stumble upon and honestly, i’ve used a lot of products that have made good and bad impacts on my skin! I just wanted to share to others (((aka co-skincare addicts))) my reviews on the products i’ve used before in case they’re planning to use it in the future 😉
I hope that this account can help skincare newbies ((and also me)) to eventually find the perfect products that they can use and maybe become more aware of how the products work 👍
Let’s help educate each other abt skincare and good luck to this cute project hehe. See you around this IG 💖
(🇹🇭 in first comment) The @farmacybeauty Honey Potion Mask was on my wishlist for the longest time. I finally got my hands on it, and I’ve given it a few gos!
The Honey Potion Mask is a healing face mask targeted to ‘intensely hydrate’ the skin, support skin renewal and improve overall complexions. Like the name suggests, its main ingredient is honey which is a natural antioxidant with healing properties. Its also got propolis and amino acids that helps support skin renewal.
I apply it on my face with a brush and let it sit for about 20 minutes (although sometimes I get carried away and leave it on for far too long). The consistency is thick and gooey, and once it glides onto the face it turns into a milky cream. The thickness makes it a bit hard to spread, but using a brush really helps!
This mask has a unique warming sensation when it reacts with the skin. It felt weird at first but I’ve sort of come to love it. Its surprisingly easy to wash off given the consistency, and my face feels softer and bouncier immediately after. The whole masking process is relaxing, and I can leave it on for as long as I want - it won’t dry out or irritate my skin. .
After four or five uses, I think this is a good choice if you’re looking for a hydrating/soothing mask to give your skin that extra boost. .
Overall rating: 3.5/5
Value for money 3.8/5 (you get quite a lot of product)
Suitable skin type: normal/dry skin
🚨Last Day to Enter🚨@themermaidrazor - GIVEAWAY!! I’m so excited to give away this, Mermaid Razor to you!! 🧜🏻♀️✨ Here’s how to win:
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Comment below what you like about Mermaids.
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DR.JART Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Cream ( 1.7 oz/ 50 mL)
Do you have any favorite products from @drjart_kr ?
I'm a newbie to the brand and in need of your suggestions 😙 (I'm trying the Ceramidin cream out) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When trying new products, I need a soothing cream in case of emergency (dryness, itchiness or break out!) and this green tube here is my current HG from @drjart The texture is super rich and creamy so, you need just a tiny amount for whole face or spot treatments. ⠀
🐯 I have no idea what Tiger Grass is but my beloved @yourgoodsister told me that it's her favorite ingredient and it's currently a hype in Korea. Tiger Grass actually has many names including Cicapair/ Cica/Centella asiatica/ Madecassocide.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 What does it do? It soothes redness, uneven skin tone, dryness, irritation, acne and blemishes. I'm impressed with the product quality. It basically does everything stated on the label. Formulated without artificial fragrance, color, parabens, sulfates and phthalates, the whole cicapair collection targets busy city people who don't have enough time to care for themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿 อ่านบนกล่องส่วนผสมที่โดดเด่นของครีมหลอดนี้คือ Centella asiatica ชื่อหรูหราไม่รู้คืออะไร น้องคือใบบัวบกกกที่เรารู้จักกันดี หลอดนี้เป็นครีมเนื้อหนามาก ปาดยาดนิดนึงแต่ก็ซึมอยู่นะ สรรพคุณมันค่อนข้างครอบจักรวาลมากๆ ช่วยเรื่องผิวอักเสบ ผิวแห้ง สีผิวไม่สม่ำเสมอ ลดรอยแดง รอยผื่น ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🐯 สำหรับเราคืนเดียวตื่นมาดีขึ้นเลย คุ้มเงินมาก! ตอนนี้ใช้มาจะเดือนนึงแล้วแต่ไม่ได้ใช้ทุกวัน จะใช้เวลาลองอะไรใหม่ๆมีไว้โปะกันหน้าแพ้คันยิบๆ สิ่งที่ดีคือมันใช้ทาทั่วหน้าก็ได้หรือจะทาแค่เป็นจุดๆไปก็ได้ สุดท้ายแล้วตัวนี้อาจจะไม่เหมาะกับคนผิวมันมากๆเท่าไหร่เพราะครีมมันหนาและหนักพอสมควร ไปลองทาๆกันก่อนซื้อลองดมกลิ่นกันดูก่อนน้า ในกล่องมีที่บีบครีมสีเงินมาให้ด้วย น่ารักมากๆๆนึกถึงเวลาบีบยาสีฟันตอนจะหมด อีกตัวนึงที่กำลังลองคือ Ceramidin ไว้จะมารีวิวให้ฟังกันนะ
มีที่ @thaisephora น้า แต่อันนี้พี่ที่ทำงานซื้อมาให้เราจากเกาหลี
Beautiful photo love it great job 💞 @mermaidelite - Hawaiian Mermaid Warrior🌺 💦Follow @MermaidElite to see the best of the best from the mermaid community! Always Magical, always Mermazing, always Elite like the gorgeous Hawaiian goddess @mermaidsirenity ✨🧜🏼♀️✨jewelry: @starstuffboutique lei artist: @kahihaefloral tail: @finfolkproductions 📸: @thepaulerich
My order from @style_story_au came today and I (obviously) had to show you guys ASAP what I got.. I’ve recently gotten way back into Asian beauty and I’d forgotten how good it is!
@laneige_kr Lip Sleeping Mask 💖 this was recommended to me when I was having problems with the dry skin around my mouth a little while ago (thanks again for the recommendation, @the.wrinkle.phobic) and after trying the Water Sleeping Mask (which I’ll have a little review/first impressions up about soon!) I knew I had to try this
@heimish_korea All Clean Balm 💖 I’m going through a bit of a balm cleanser phase at the moment and this one caught my attention. I tried it tonight and I like it so far, I’ll keep you updated though!
@cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch ❤️ I’ve been seeing pimple patches all over Insta lately and I’m finally jumping on the bandwagon.. Can’t wait to see how these work
@belif.official The True Cream - Aqua Bomb 💙 this was 100% an impulse buy. That’s all I’ve got to say right now 😂
@cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid 🖤 this was 1 of 3 samples I received and I’m super happy about it! This product is actually on my wish list, so I’m stoked I got this as a sample
@bentoncosmetic Aloe BHA Skin Toner 💚 this is another sample I received and again, I’m so happy about it! I’ve been looking into this product quite a bit and I’m really excited to try it
@pyunkangyul Moisture Serum 💙 this was my last sample. I’ve actually got other samples from this brand to try that I haven’t gotten around to using yet, which I really should. I love the look of this brand, sometimes I’m just scared to try too many new things..
NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate
🌈This is a concentrated eye serum with 28 different technologies to target different signs of aging such as fine lines, collagen production, cell regeneration and pigmentation.
🌈The inci list for this product is very long as you can imagine! FECC contains multiple peptides, enzymes and complexes to test the eye area.
🌈MG6P (Methyl-Glucoside-6-Phosphate) is one of the “most advanced peptide technologies” and addresses firmness, elasticity and density in two weeks.
🌈Marigold Extract brightens the eye area and reduces the signs of dark circles as well as sensitivity.
🌈There are also some more readily recognised key ingredients such as Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Superoxide Dismutase and Ascorbic Acid.
🌈The texture is very thin and watery. A little goes a long way! I use a drop per eye directly onto the skin and massage gently in. The formula is quick absorbing and layers well under any additional serums and creams.
🌈I don’t necessarily suffer with fine lines or under eye darkness so I can’t speak for the results so far, however I am looking forwards to seeing what this has done for my skin as I make my way through the product.
Being right in the middle of Winter❄, heating constantly on at home, in the car and/or at the workplace, our skin takes a beating causing dryness, rashes, redness to name a few. By adding our Hyaluronic Acid Serum to your skincare; it can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in moisture 💧within the skin. Available now at https://skincareemporium.com.au/collections/makeup/products/hyaluronic-acid-serum-30ml USE CODE: FREESHIP07 for free shipping. *Available on Aus orders only - sorry international friends 💋
it's been ages, hello how have ya been? I've been traveling via car for the past 4 days and my skin is feeling ROUGH. I don't know its issue but after washing, my face is tight & dry AF. my only blame would be the water change I guess. Today after I got out of the shower, I noticed dry patches on my forehead and it freaked me out bc I have naturally dry skin, but never dry patches. .
I brought this sheet mask along for a *just in case* scenario and that scenario happened tonight. It was really fricken milky. I put the DE b-hydra on pre-mask. .
Also my routine with the not pictured Skin Laundry hydrating cream cleanser and 100% squalane oil bc when I start with hydration I just can't stop.
July #bellabox Global Glamour edition. I will take that #bioderma micelle water to plane with me. I will use the #nerium eyemask very soon. I do enjoy #swisse skincare. That #mannakadar blush looks cute. I don't like the dried fruit crisps. I like to eat fruit as is. Those samples will be my body lotion. I do think it's worth the $12.95 intro price. But I need to stop piling up products for a while. 🛫 My next destination is written in this pic. Can you find it?
🌟 ONE EMPTY + ONE NEWBIE 🌟
• Empty: @deciem The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factor + HA
• Newbie: @skintasy Face Cream
These two products are *almost* identical, in texture, Ingredients, and what they do for my skin. The @skintasy is just a little better, in my opinion.
✨ Texture: Both start out being a very thick texture, but smooth out when warmed up. The Skintasy is slightly more emollient, so it becomes smoother, much quicker, while The Ordinary NMF needs a little more working in. ➡️ Swipe to see texture.
✨ Ingredients: The Ingredients list is very similar, in that a lot of the key ingredients are the same, but in different order. Both use a combination of Hydrating ingredients, a bunch of amino acids, fatty alcohols, and antioxidants.
The NMF is water based, whereas the Skintasy is Aloe based.
• Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride • Propanediol • Glycerin • Sodium Hyaluronate • Allantoin • Carbomer • Citric Acid
The rest of the ingredients aren’t identical, but a lot of them function in the same way.
🔸When I first tried The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factor + HA, I didn’t really like it. It wasn’t like any other moisturizer I’d tried. It was very thick, didn’t spread easily, and it felt thick and balmy on my skin. After using it for a while, I came to like it. It did what I’d expect a moisturizer to do, but I felt that it needed a few tweaks.
🔹The Skintasy Face Cream is everything that I wished the NMF was. It’s smoother and easier to apply, and it’s slightly more moisturizing. For those of you who like The Ordinary’s NMF, but are looking for different brands, try this out. If you have dry skin, or live in a very dry climate, the Skintasy Face Cream might be a godsend. I’m currently storing it in my fridge, because I have other moisturizers I like to use during the summer months. As soon as winter rolls around, I have a feeling that this moisturizer will be a lifesaver for my face. Looking forward to testing out my theory (NOT looking forward to cold weather, though) 😉
🍯Review: Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask
✨Soft and supple skin 👌
✨Glowy goodness! 😍
💬 Use at night
💬 Use as final step in skincare before heading to bed
💬 Light cream texture
🍯Verdict: Repurchase-worthy! 💖 Haven't tried another overnight mask that matches to this! The tube lasts a long time too. 👍
One of my all time favorite skin care products ever! This cleanser takes the cake!🎂
I've struggled with tight, dehydrated skin for so long, and around a year ago (after binge watching @liahyoo videos) I realized that my choice of cleansers was the problem. They always left my skin tight and stripped and uncomfortable after cleansing.
Then I discovered @glossier and the Milky Jelly Cleanser! This saved my skin. It doesn't break me out, cause irritation or dryness. It gently cleanses my skin while leaving it hydrated and soft. I try a lot of products, but this is one product that is always in my bathroom no matter what!🍒💖
✨Mini Updates on Skincare & Beauty✨
I had a lovely day at Disney California and now it’s time to unwind. My favorite way to relax after a long day out is to mask and watch Netflix. I’m currently catching up on Queer Eye ☺️, p.s is anyone else super jealous of Jonathan’s hair?? He has the prettiest hair ever & I want to know his hair routine 😍!!
💎Kush Brow Gel #milkmakeup in Dutch
I been using this for a couple of days and I’m really liking it. It makes my brows look a lot fuller, it feels like I have nothing on, and I’m digging the medium shade. I’m still not sure if I like this as much as Boy Brow (i love boy brow) but I am enjoying it.
💎Brightening Dragon Fruit Mask #origins
I have used this 3 times. The first time I tried it I felt a slight tingling sensation but on the 2nd & 3rd time I felt absolutely nothing. For me the results have been pretty minimal. My skin does feel softer, looks a bit brighter in the morning, but I’m not a huge fan of the crushed walnut shell (I’m not really a physical exfoliant type of gal). I will continue using it, but I don’t think this is going to be a “go to” mask in my routines.
💎Rose Lip Polish #frenchgirl I got this on sale and I’m so glad that I purchased it. It leaves my lips feeling so dang soft, I love it’s light rose aroma, and it’s also moisturizing 😍.
💎*Spot Treatment #katesomerville Eradikate Every once in a while I get large pustules on the side of my nose. Welp I started using this on the pustules and literally over night I been seeing a huge difference! I still have some of the bump left over but it no longer looks angry 🙌🏽. I want to try the Sunday Riley Sulfur Mask next, have you guys tried that one?
💎Jasmin Lip Balm #korres I got this on a whim (I thought the packaging was cute) but sadly I’m not a fan. It just doesn’t feel moisturizing and it leaves my lips looking kind of pale. The texture is also a bit difficult to spread.
💎Moisturizer #bioderma Sensibio Light
This is so nice! I been reaching for this whenever my skin is feeling sensitized and it really helps to calm it down. The texture is also nice for summer time, not too thick, yet manages to seal everything in ☺️. I’m almost out 😭.
Living for these pink + colorful summer time makeup palettes 🎨 The Violet Voss GLAMingo Face Palette is the size of their typical eyeshadow palettes that are housed with a great mirror (as always) + huge pan size with two blushes, three highlighters + one contour shade. Also captured is the SMASHBOX Pinks + Palms Eye Palette that is simply: 😍 love 👏🏼 love 👏🏼 love 👏🏼 Have a great day/night loves - what are you up to tomorrow? Me: pretzels 🥨 @shopvioletvoss @smashboxcosmetics @moschino @fentybeauty @maccosmetics @kkwbeauty @guerlain @toofaced @jurliqueusa @instagram
@Drjmeelab Madeca Rejuvenating Calming Serum showed up at the right time. It is formulated to address the special needs of sensitive skin. It drenches skin in soothing moisture, giving long-lasting protection and improving the skin's regenerating capability with a powerful blend of ingredients. It's great for boosting the healing time of tattoos and other procedures where the skin has been compromised. The serum is thick and creamy. It absorbs quickly and easily. It has no discernible scent so it plays well with others. There are no artificial pigments, no chemical fragrance, no mineral oil and no animal materials. I did not experience any allergic reaction while using.
Due to the heat of Summer (90-100+ degree weather) and the sweltering humidity of Louisiana, 3 seconds outside and the sweatworks has already started to pour. So naturally I wipe my face constantly and ended up with sensitive eyelids that hurt to blink and skin that felt windburned. I applied @Drjmeelab Medeca Rejuvenating Calming Serum and my skin was instantly soothed. Though this product was created for use after plastic surgery and other medical procedures that my cause scarring, I find that it's very soothing for self-inflicted injuries. I would definitely purchase again. This is the of product you keep in your stash because you never know when you might need it. And because it give such a moisturizing boost to skin I think it would be especially useful in the Winter months.
This product was provided by 0.8l_usa and @Drjmeelab at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
Did you know that sun is one of the major causes of premature aging of the skin, hyperpigmentation and, even worse, skin cancer?
Did you also know that the dangerous UVA and UVB rays affect your skin even on gloomy days?
Makeup is not enough to protect yourself. Use a light weight sunscreen, that will not clog your pores and apply it every day, not only on beach days 🌞 #BeAcneFree
I know that people love the @neutrogena hydroboost moisturizers so I had to try one out myself. I got the extra-dry version which is an unscented gel-cream texture which I love, but it leaves a film on my skin, and makes me feel oddly...dry? I get incredibly oily throughout the day if I use this in the morning. This moisturizer wasn’t my cup of tea, but I really appreciate the simplicity of it, and definitely understand how others like it! I think this is best suited for individuals with dry skin who live in humid climates (so the hyaluronic acid has something to cling on to)! I wouldn’t repurchase since it’s kind of pricy for drugstore and didn’t do much for my skin, but I’m interested in trying the water gel version.
After a hot summer day nothing is more refreshing than your favorite cold beverage may it be lemonade or ice cold water. Well @bellon.official has created just that for your skin. The Gate solution ice clinker mask is a 2 piece sheet mask that you freeze for at least 24 hours before use. It is very different from any sheet mask that I have tried before. I could see it being very useful before makeup application for a special event. The initial contact was a bit of a shock to my very hot face but that was only for a second. The mask adhered tightly and did not budge once in place. The essence is a gel-type that changes according to the temperature. It was very soothing and calming to my skin. The Gate solution mask stayed cold the entire time it was on my face. My skin felt hydrated on contact. I would definitely purchase again. I really wish I could purchase enough for everyday of the Summer/warm weather. (Summer does not end or really begin here. It's here all year. The other season are just allowed visitation rights. 🤣) Overall I think @bellon.official Gate solution ice clinker mask is a great treat to beat the heat.
This product was provided by 0.8l_usa and @bellon.officialat a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
Greetings from the East Coast everyone! 👋🏻💕
I moved back to the NJ/NYC area this past weekend and it has been hectic!
Also, it’s going to be a little difficult for me to shoot pictures because there’s barely any natural lighting in my house and I have to figure out a way to take them. I’m not going to post as much because of the lighting situation, but I hope to find a solution soon, in the meantime I’ll be posting the products I shot back in CA.
If you have any recs for any artificial lighting equipment please, please let me know! I honestly never used any of that, so I don’t know which one would be better so I can also shoot at night.
Hope you have a great rest of the week! 💗
✨ @clinique Take the day off cleansing balm (np)
✨ @kravebeauty Matcha hemp hydrating cleanser (np)
✨ @kravebeauty Kale-lalu-yaha exfoliator
✨ @cosrx Advanced snail 96 mucin power essence
✨ @cosrx Oil-free ultra Moisturizing lotion
✨ @olehenriksen Banana bright eye crème
✨ @theleooil I love mixing my Leo oil with the Native restore serum!
✨ @gypsysecrets Evening primrose & white sage- native restore serum
✨ @bioderma Nourishing stick
✨ @urbanoutfitters Lait de coco hand cream
Opened up a new bottle of water-based cleanser earlier of this month, so here’s my third entry for July’s #1empty1newbie challenge. I still have another one! or maybe I should save that for August.
🗑 EMPTY | Aqutop Perfect Cleansing Form
Have a review of it on the blog already so I won’t go into much detail but can I just say that this is my most favourite PR product that I’ve ever received??? gotta thank Cosmatches for sending me this and actually introduced me to the brand. IT’S SO GOOD OMG though I’d say skip it if you’re too concern about having a high pH cleanser in your skincare outine.
From months of having Aqutop Perfect Cleansing Form as my PM cleanser, I can confirm that this is one of the most gentlest, moisturising face cleanser that I’ve ever tried and never a day in my life I would worry about the dry patches and excessive dryness that I could get whilst using a high pH cleanser. It’s also not giving me the ’squeaky clean’ feeling AT ALL, I’m entirely impressed.
🛒 NEW | The Saem Natural Condition Cleansing Form
I’ve tried their Oatmeal Cleansing Form from the same line that I emptied in March and just like the previous one, this cleanser dries out my skin. It was my mistake for not looking at the reviews online before buying and now I have no choice but to use it to avoid waste.
Right now, it takes part in my PM cleansing routine to remove heavy makeup and waterproof mineral sunscreen but I honestly have no plan to use it in a long run nor using it daily, so maybe someday I’ll just have to give it up. Too dry, too squeky clean, too harsh for my skin ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅜ
The Korean beauty brand Leegeehaam recently released a new Tea Tree 70 BHA Toner* for their Grow line. Here are my first impressions after using it for a week:
.🌿Claims: Clarify, soothe breakout prone skin, and unclog congested pores through gentle BHA exfoliation.
.🌿Ingredients: 70% tea tree, willow bark extract, niacinamide, betain salicylate, witch hazel extract, aloe. As you can tell from the name, tea tree is the star ingredient. It is a well-studied topical antimicrobial that also has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, most notably in the treatment and prevention of mild to moderate acne (PubMed ID: 22998411). An alternative to salicylic acid derived from beets, betain salicylate is the BHA part of the toner.
.🌿Experience: The ingredients above are really targeting acne-prone skin, yet the toner feels really gentle. It is almost indistinguishable from water in terms of consistency. I dislike herbal scents, and this…smells like cucumber water. 💯It sinks in quickly and is easy to layer as part of a routine.
.🌿Thanks to my robust skincare routine (understatement?), I haven’t had breakouts in months, so I can’t evaluate whether this will calm existing acne. However, unlike the other BHA products on my shelf (Stridex, Paula’s Choice Benzoyl Peroxide), this feels gentle enough for consistent use. My skin feels fresher without stinging, tautness, or irritation.
.👌VERDICT: This is one of the most gentle BHA products that I have tried, and I will continue to use it to prevent future breakouts.
This has been my routine for several weeks now and I’m in love!
✨ @mariobadescu Facial Spray in Lavender & Rose
✨ @supermoodbeauty Beauty Sleep (my favorite nighttime cream!)
✨ @mariobadescu Buffering Lotion
✨ @foreo Luna fofo 😍
✨ @pacificabeauty Crystal Foam Face Wash (I really love the jelly texture and fresh feeling of this wash!)
✨ @sonageskincare Luster Eye Créme
✨ @korres.skincare Pomegranate Resurfacing Mask
✨ @korres.skincare Pomegranate Moisturizer
✨ @korres.skincare Golden Krocus Elixir (my goodness the scent, texture and luxurious feel of this elixir is heaven - would definitely recommend trying this out!)
While all these wonderful products help my skin during these hot months, I’m still struggling with large pores and the occasional pimple, so I’d love some suggestions down below 🙏🏻💕
AFTER SCHOOL SNACK TIME! We got the best kind of #skinassignment from Professor @howdoyouglow to try out the @koparibeauty #coconutmelt and it’s SO DELICIOUS!!! We give it an A+ for whetting our appetite AND making us feel good! 🥥✨🌝
Travel Essentials 🛫
I’m sorry I haven’t posted skincare in awhile as I’ve been away! Here are some of my travel must-haves for an easy & seamless regimen anywhere. I like to keep my makeup & skincare light. I use essential oils as fragrance or as spot treatments to keep away congested skin due to humidity/heat. Also, I LOVE the scent of this #glossieryou solid, it’s a subtle scent that lasts all day + it’s super tiny to take with you on the plane. I brought a few sample masks with me to keep my cosmetic case light, and like to put my face washes/lotions in small travel bottles, so I don’t have to purchase anything new. Skin has been pretty clear this whole trip, and to control oil and congestion under makeup I’ve been using this #bareminerals#complexionrescue primer which helps to keep acne at bay & control oily skin throughout the day. Leave some love in the comments below! I’d love to know what’s in your guys’ travel cases ✨