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Jason  πŸ’» www.inthenameofskin.com πŸ“© inthenameofskin@gmail.com ☘️ That Irish skincare guy from YouTube

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#OnMyFaceTonight
I didn't expect to be cracking open my Zelens retinol this soon, as I was anticipating starting back on my Advanced Retinoid from #TheOrdinary which has yet to show its pretty face at my door πŸ™„ So needs must - this face needs its hit of vitamin A 😏
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Double cleanse with #Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm (firm favourite, just does the job with no faff, doesn't require you to seem like you're trying to light a fire with the amount of rubbing required to transform into an oil πŸ‘πŸ») and #SundayRiley Ceramic Slip (bit of congestion due to my lack of retinol for almost a week, so calling in some detox with this)
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Retinol treatment is #Zelens Power A. I used far too much of this (6 drops) and had to tissue excess off, silly me. Definitely using this as I would a similar oil textured product (this is lipid-based, not an oil despite the amount of cr*p I've read online with people calling this a retin-oil. In fact, in the interest of double checking, this is bloody OIL-FREE!! #CheckYourFacts πŸ™„) and only 3 drops applied directly onto face from the applicator (1 forehead, 1 each cheek). Allowed 10 minutes to absorb fully!
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Final step is 3 pumps of #CeraVe PM mixed with 4 drops of Power D in hands. Interested to see the results of Dr. Lens' creations in the morning! πŸ‘€
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SPF video coming soon.. πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ

#OnMyFaceTonight
Reintroducing an active and trying to keep it as mild as possible, as my skin simply needs some exfoliation, despite my wishes for a non-active week. I have to say, the power couple of Power D and @janescrivnerskincare OO Cream worked wonders for me last night - woke up to such a drastic difference in my skin! Definitely on the road to repair!
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Cleanse with #CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, which has found its merit as a holy grail cleanser in times of need this week πŸ’š
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Very mild exfoliation with #TheOrdinary's 7% Glycolic from #Deciem, which is so gentle, but so effective. This will be featuring soon on #SplurgeOrSave - can you guess what it's up against? πŸ‘€ Followed 10 minutes after with a mist of #TimelessSkincare Hyaluronic Spray, which I've really been enjoying, but damn, the spray on this is messed up - so 'direct' and strong on one section, without 'spraying' at all! I'm feeling a decant into my trusted old Body Shop bottle coming on as I really like this!
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Eyes are #Zelens
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Serum is #PaulasChoice Calm Serum, which I've loved testing alongside the newer Omega Serum. I think I love them both for their textural differences - this is much more of a typical serum, instead of a lotion. Ceramides, hyaluronic and lots of soothing agents? #UhYesPlease
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5 drops of Power D from Dr. Lens mixed into 2 pumps of #DrunkElephant Lala to call it a day!
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While I've got you reading this, in case you missed it, I launched #SplurgeOrSave on YouTube today and started things off with 2 veryyyy requested products! Grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine (the latter is highly encouraged) and come hear me ramble for 15 minutes at the link in my bio! ☝🏻
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IT'S HERE!
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Debut #SplurgeOrSave on YouTube, featuring quite possibly the most highly requested comparison ever! Click the link in my bio ☝🏻 to find out if you should invest in @drunkelephantskincare's Babyfacial 🐘 or save your money on The Ordinary's AHA/BHA Peel from @deciem πŸ’!
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#DrunkElephant #DrunkInLove #Babyfacial 🐘
#TheOrdinary #Deciem πŸ’
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#OnMyFaceTonight:
The 'repair' train continues, with the addition of some new lovelies!
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Cleansing with #CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, which has been a day and night time staple these past few days. Mild, non-foaming and very soothing. Just what I need!
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Eye cream is #Zelens, which I'm using for the first time. Surprisingly dense, given the texture! Really liked this upon using as it didn't sink in straight away, which left my undereyes really hydrated and left feeling happy. I also took this over the tops of my eyelids around my brow bone where Differin has also wrecked havoc.
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Serums are a mixture of #PaulasChoice Omega and #TheOrdinary Niacinamide, as I want the benefits of both ceramides and 10% nia on this damaged skin for sure. These alone felt like ample hydration for me, but of course I can't dabble with 'seems like enough' at the moment.
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Final step is 4 drops of Zelens Power D mixed into a healthy amount of #JaneScriver OO Cream, the only thing I know works for my peeling in dire times like these. The drops feel just like an oil, but as this is a lipid-based product, it is actually oil-free, despite the texture. Off to bed with hopes of being one step closer to my 'normal' skin tomorrow! πŸ’«
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I am beyond excited to try these #Zelens Treatment Drops 😍 Every one of these products now has a place in my routine!
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#PowerA
If you have seen my discussions on my #Differin journey last night, you will know that I'm now parting ways with prescription retinol in favour of OTC formulas that I know work for me and despite not having used this before, I think I will definitely get along with this product. 3 forms of retinol: pure encapsulated retinol (0.5%), as well as hydroxypinacolone retinoate (the new kid on the block, also found in #TheOrdinary's Advanced Retinoid and #SundayRiley's Luna) and retinyl palmitate (which I find quite ineffective to be honest, but at least it's the lowest dose of all 3). I can't wait to try this product in the coming weeks after my skin calms down!
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#PowerC
I use vitamin C every single day in my morning skincare routine and am looking forward to trying this as a take on traditional l-ascorbic acid formulations that I am used to (hello my beloved @drunkelephantskincare C-Firma 🐘), as this contains 20% ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate; an oil-soluble derivative. Will be opening once I finish my current C-Firma, as I don't open more than one C serum at a time.
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#PowerD
This is the product I'm most excited to try and is EXACTLY what my damaged, peeling, compromised skin needs right now. This will be going straight on my face tonight for some much need TLC on this post-Differin mess that I'm currently struggling through. Rave reviews on this product, a @carolinehirons favourite and as she puts it, 'the vitamin you didn't know you needed until you used it'.. here's hoping this can fix my face! 😩
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Thank you so much to the @zelensskincare team for sending over these fantastic products πŸ’š I'm planning a special video on all 3 once I've put them all through their paces! Watch this space! βœ¨πŸ’«
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#OnMyFaceTonight πŸ’«
Myself and #Differin have officially called off our engagement. I thought he was the one and that we were gonna spend the rest of our lives together, but the constant cycle of abuse he put me through meant that I've had to say #BoyBye to his ass once and for all and, in the words of BeyoncΓ© herself, put everything he owns in the box to the left πŸ‘‹πŸ»
(Full details on previous post)
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Cleansing with #CeraVe to keep things gentle and easy as I start to cut actives for a week in an attempt to build my skin's barrier back up
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Followed by a layer of #AveSeena Honey Mask, which you can see a mini review of on an earlier post today. Absolute love at first use and left me with the most happy, soft skin 😍
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Followed with a mist of #Serozinc and an whole lotta' #Hadalabo Premium Lotion while skin was still damp, left for 30 minutes to absorb while I made dinner
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I'm so happy to have the #PaulasChoice Omega Complex Serum for days like these when my skin is quite simply, damaged. 2 full pumps of this all over the skin for some skin-loving ceramide goodness. This will be a staple this week as I take a break from actives. Barrier repair at its best in this lil' silver bottle πŸ‘πŸ»
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Sealing everything in with some #DrunkElephant Lala (which I'm using for the first time) and this is every bit as heavenly as I imagined. One pump was more than enough for my entire face and it has left my skin calm, soothed and full of goodness. Tiffany has done it again πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ #DrunkInLove 🐘
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Skin Update!
So unfortunately, for the foreseeable future, myself and #Differin are parting ways. As great as it has been over the past 5/6 months for my mild adult acne, as someone who has a secondary concern of facial eczema that I have had my entire life, it is simply not sustainable (or sensible) for me to continue use of it, as it has completely turned my skin from oily to dry, cracking, peeling and red raw, despite how I use it, what I 'buffer' it with and what I use before/after. I would go as far as to say that my eczema is the worst it has been my entire adult life since starting this treatment and above all else, I'm now just fed up with trying to hope my skin 'levels out' eventually.
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It has also left me with the most sensitive skin I have ever experienced, where nearly every product stings upon application and leaves my skin red upon contact. My GP knows full well that I have been a life time eczema patient, yet still prescribed this to me, which I personally think is ridiculous. Yes, your Doctor can't predict how something will work for you, but I was not as much as told of the severe side effects of Differin, which I think is very worrying indeed for a medical professional to operate in such a reckless way. Upon personally researching this past few weeks, I have yet to come across a single study where Differin is suitable for use on highly eczema-prone skin and nearly every source I have read has categorically stated that more often than not, Differin results in dermatitis and causes severe eczema flare ups.
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So where do I go from here?
All hope is not lost! I'm taking a 'break' at the moment in an attempt to mend my several damaged skin barrier, but I have a bottle of my favourite non-prescription retinoid on its way to me, which I will start to incorporate next week on alternating nights with my acids, as I have been doing.
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Make the smart move folks and don't stick with something in 'hope' that it will eventually work out okay. I only wish I had of listened to my skin sooner. Does anyone else have any horror stories to share?
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#WhenMedicineGoesWrong 😫
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One for the honey lovers 🍯
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This mask from @aveseena is simply beautiful from start to finish. Firstly, the texture is divine and of course, needs mixed with a little water to be used for me as it is very dense. The scent and feel is identical to a famous "honey/mud-mask" that we all know and love from another brand.
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Packed full of honey, white clay (kaolin), sunflower and camellia oils, as well cocoa and orange (which give it the most heavenly chocolate orange scent), this is such a treat to both the skin and the senses! I say this as I'm now wearing it before I hop into the shower and it is EXACTLY what my skin needs in its current overly-abused state. Great one #AveSeena πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ―βœ¨
#HoneyActiveBeautyMask 🍯
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Tonight's treatments:
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Starting with a #DoubleCleanse, as always and following with 4 pumps of @drunkelephantskincare Babyfacial, spread evenly all over the skin and left for 25 minutes before removing with a flannel. (I filmed the #SplurgeOrSave video for this vs. #TheOrdinary AHA/BHA Peel yesterday - coming soon!)
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On Sundays when I do my acid mask, I follow with a very simple, soothing routine to say 'sorry' to the skin for putting it through its paces with these high percentages of acids. Following this application with a healthy mist of #Serozinc from @larocheposay to begin to reintroduce love back into the skin.
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While the skin is still damp, I applied a healthy amount of @africanbotanics Marula Balm, working it in and allowing it to absorb and nourish my skin. Check out my mini review of this in my last post for more information!
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I've been loving keeping my routines minimal on a Sunday, to make up for my 3 nights of retinol and 3 nights of high percentage acids (alternating nights) during the week and although I'm still using a highly active product in this routine in the form of Babyfacial, it isn't a leave on formula. As directed by #DrunkElephant, keeping it simple afterwards and applying (a variant of) marula oil πŸ’šπŸ’«
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#AfricanBotanics
#DrunkElephantSkincare #DrunkInLove
#LaRochePosay
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This is a winner.
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Recently, as you'll have seen, I've been doing an 'active' every single night and it's really taken a tole on my skin. Last night I decided to take a break and do a simple 3 step routine, consisting of a cleanse, mist and an application of this beautiful balm from @africanbotanics. It truly is like no other I have ever tried, and this comes from a boy that normally isn't a huge fan of 'beauty balms'. I took a healthy amount of this, massaged between fingers and applied onto damp skin and it absorbed like a dream, as it transitioned into a silky, beautiful oil/serum hybrid. Nothing else on top, nothing else before, just this. And not a thing else did I want, or did I need.
The ingredients list of this is like a dream come true to read, containing some of my favourite ingredients on the planet (most notable, marula oil and niacinamide). A complete 'hug' for the skin in every sense and a product I know I will be reaching for every time I want a healing, repair night for my skin.
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Thank you to Julia and Craig for blessing me with this wonder pot πŸ’«
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#AfricanBotanics
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A huge pile of good old trash for this month's May Empties (and repurchase or not?) now live on YouTube - link in my bio πŸ™†πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
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Brands featured:
#Boots #SoapAndGlory #Chanel #TheBodyShop #CeraVe #Caudalie #Garnier #Clarins #Missha #Superdrug #TheOrdinary #Deciem #Merumaya
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#YouTube #YouTuber #BeautyYouTuber #BeautyGuru

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