Monday November 12, 2018

Top 5 skin care products that actually work!


My skin: Acne-prone.  Sensitive.  Combination skin, Oil T zone and Normal to dry on the sides of my face.


Who is clicking on this post and thinking “FINALLY!”? I know it took me a while but I am making it up to you by writing a very detailed post about my top skin care products that actually work!  These babies have never ever failed me.  I can use these during any season and it just works.  Always.  This post is not about face masks, serums or overnight treatment products.  I couldn’t possibly talk about all of those other topics in one post!  I would have to write an actual book or an ebook to share everything I know haha.  Yes I have many cleansers, toners, and eye creams but I wanted to keep this simple.  The products you will read about today are my ride or die skin care products.


After trying thousands of cleansers (okay, maybe not thousands), I finally found the perfect cleanser that controls oil production but that doesn’t over dry my skin.  The two main ingredients are Tee tree which helps control oil and BHA which gives me smooth skin and it’s also meant to help with pores.  This cleanser will remove makeup but just so you know I use this as my second cleanser.  I believe in a two step cleansing system.  The first cleanser is always one that is meant to remove makeup.  Well, back to the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser.  If your concerns are acne, large pores, oiliness, dryness, blackheads, and whiteheads then you might as well hurry and get this cleanser today!  For those ladies with sensitive skin do not worry because this gel cleanser is fragrance free, has a ph balance 5 and COSRX is a “high- performance Korean skin care enriched with natural extracts” that is very budget friendly.

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Again another wonderful product from COSRX that helps control excess oil.  Do you know what the benefits are of AHA and BHA? no?  Let me help you then.  AHA is wonderful for exfoliating and brighting skin without the harsh traditional exfoliating beads.  BHA helps control oil and minimizes pores.  Both can be too strong for people with sensitive skin but COSRX makes a very gentle toner that is meant to be gentle enough to be used in the day time!  They have the correct level of AHA/BHA acids to help clear and prevent blemishes.   There is another great ingredient in this toner which is white willow bark.  This treats acne as well of course but it’s also anti-inflammatory.  Here is a bit more of a breakdown:  Paraben-free, clean, sulfate-free, fragrance-free, and oil-free.  After cleansing I spray the toner on a clean cotton pad and swipe across my face and I never forget my neck!  This is also good for preventing whiteheads and blackheads from forming.  I have never had these skin problems but I thought I would mention it in case this might be your case.  I first purchased this product not because I wanted to use it as an acne treatment but because I wanted to get rid of the tiny tiny bumps on my skin!  Do you know what I’m talking about?  These little pimples are not zits.  These bumps are just unnecessary texture on my skin.  They really have no purpose and I use to hate them a lot.  My skin always felt a little congested.  This toner did wonders for my skin and I saw results after one week! If after you use this toner for a while you felt like you only saw ok results but didn’t see huge benefits then your skin might be needing something more intense.  You  would have to search for a different brand that has a much higher concentration of Alpha Hydroxy Acids and or Glycolic Acid. Remember that I am looking for very gentle products.  If you need recommendations on stronger products let me know!

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This lightweight moisturizer gets 5 stars from me!  I have learned after many errors that my skin thrives on gel-creams.  Not heavy creams.  Anything that says “extreme hydration” and “rich moisturizer” actually means clogged pores, extreme oil production and breakouts within 24 hours (at least that’s what happens to my skin).  The True Cream Aqua Bomb is ideal for combination skin, oily skin and even normal skin types!  So yes, basically everyone.  If you have very dry skin then go for the Belif Moisturizing Bomb!  Friends with dry skin have told me wonderful things about this product.  Anyone with dry, dull, flaky skin needing smooth, supple skin will fall in love with this immediately.  But for me personally, the Aqua Bomb suits my needs more.  Although I always want to control my acne prone skin I do also care about improving my skin elasticity and this gel like cream helps in that department as well!  My skin feels so refreshed as soon as I apply this product leaving the appearance of healthy, smooth skin.  I use this in the morning and night.  I sometimes mix this with my foundation and make my own tinted moisturizer.  Again, this is a great product that does not contain nasty ingredients like parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, synthetic dyes and fragrances, and sulfates.  If you are looking for a lightweight moisturizer look no further girlfriend.

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No one over the age of 23 should be skipping on eye cream.  I started using eye creams when I turned 20 and of course, back then I just needed something that felt “nice” under my eyes.  Now a days that’s not the case.  I just turned 30 guys.  I have no problem with aging but aging gracefully is my goal in life.  The Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream is my holy grail eye cream.  You don’t have to be “old” to use this.  Don’t let the name fool you.  I have been using this eye cream for many years now.  I like to try new products here and there but I always go back to this.  I first bought this because I had dry under eyes making me look older than I really was.  I was hooked right away.  I swear I  looked a few years younger after a few nights of using the Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream!  I can get away with using this in the morning too if I felt like my skin was a little dry or if I am going to have a heavy makeup day and didn’t want to be bother with my under eye creasing or looking “old” after putting concealer and adding all the powders that it takes to “bake”.  Full glam looks require proper skin prep gals.

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OH. MY. GOSH.  I will never ever stop using this.  You read it here first girls.  This Scar Gel from Derma E is very special to me.  It has helped diminish, smooth and soften scars!  I’m talking about acne scars, small cuts, deep random cuts I’ll get on my hands from doing who knows what.  It’s also known to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, burns, and calluses but ok let’s get back to the face!  This gel works best when you use it right away on irritated acne (that you know you were not supposed to pick on but you did anyways).  I have also used it on my skin when it’s been overexposed to the sun.  It helps calm sun burn which sometimes happens on my nose at the beginning of summer.  This product also heals minor burns quickly.  When I get a Chemical Peel sometimes there is an area of my face that feels more irritated than the rest of my skin.  The Derma E Scar gel has an immediate cooling effect and it helps that “burned” area heal quickly.  When a product that works is also hypoallergenic and not tested on animals it’s hard not the fall in love with the brand and their products.  I apply a small amount on my fingertips and massage gently into skin on the new scars and old scars.  On their website they recommend applying this gel 2-3 times daily for 8 weeks on new scars and twice a day for 3-6 months on older scars.  If you are a teen dealing with acne scarring or an old lady, I mean, a mature woman and have Hyperpigmation spots you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this scar gel.   Here is another “if” for you.  How bad is your hyperpigmation problem? How dark?  How old are your acne scars and how deep are they?  If you have big skin issues you might also need to incorporate Vitamin C in your routine.  But this is a great product to start with.

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If you have any questions regarding these products you know you can always sent me a message on Instagram!






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