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j u l i e  40’s Esthetician with sensitive, acne prone skin. I share skincare routines, product reviews & 20 yrs. of expertise in the cosmetic industry

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Happy Friday guys! I was inspired by the gorgeous @ms_hannah_e to try and do a minimalistic #skincareroutine but I didn’t do so well. Once I start putting products on my face, I just can’t stop 😆 Does anyone else have this problem?
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Anyway, I hope you all had a fabulous week. Does anyone have any cool plans for the weekend? I’ll be watching football and doing a ton of homework #gradlife .
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🌧 Cleanse
#willingbeauty *Do Over Nourishing Cleanser - this is a lovely cleanser that ever so slightly foams. It has this cooling effect and makes my skin feel super soft, not at all tight and hydrated .
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🌧 Tone
Avène Thermal Water (not picture, sorry) .
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🌧 Moisture
Mix #jordansamuelskin The Performance Cream with a few drops of #theordinaryskincare 100% Squalene Oil .
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🌧 Eye Care
#lamer Eye Balm .
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🌧 Sunscreen
#colorscience *All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector (I got this via @octoly )- this product is a chemical free SPF that was developed for those with rosacea, redness & acne. This was also recently awarded Best Day Cream for Sensitive Skin by @oprahmagazine and contains SPF50. This isn’t suppose to match your skin tone, only color correct. But...I am super pale and this makes my skin look so gray and muddy. Since I’ve been testing this, I’ve had to use a cushion (the @troiareuke_korea has been my favorite lately #kbeauty ). For someone who doesn’t wear makeup daily, this product doesn’t work for me. It does a great job at color correcting, soothing my skin and hasn’t caused any negative reactions, even with my #perioraldermatitis but I don’t like the finish. It does work as a fabulous primer! My cushion stays on so much longer.
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🌧 Lip Care
#veebeautyldn *Cocoa Butter Lip Balm - you guys know that I love my lip balms and and this one is fantastic. This brand focuses on #cleanbeauty & #greenbeauty using minimal yet effective ingredients 💜 This has been keeping my severally dry lips hydrated, moisturized and plump .
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🌧 Body Care
#lanolips Everywhere Multi-Cream on my dry ass hands and arms
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Sorry for being MIA the past few days. I ended up tweaking my knee during our bathroom renovation. But, I was able to venture out a few times to purchase a few #skincareproducts that have been on my wish list .
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✨ Sephora:
Having #perioraldermatitis around my mouth makes your lips so incredibly dry. To help combat the desert that are my lips at the moment, I purchased the @bitebeauty Agave Lip Mask & @firstaidbeauty Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm. I’ll post a first impression of these very soon.
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I also picked up @tatcha The Essence Plumping Skin Softener. This was definitely a splurge but it felt amazing on my hand..so hydrating and plumping .
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✨ Pharmaca:
I love Pharmaca because they offer such a wide variety of products from skincare to supplements. This is not an ad, I just really love Pharmaca :) After seeing @antiagingamber post about the @paulaschoice Redness Relief Serum, I had to get it! I’m hoping this will work well with my sensitive skin. I forgot to add the supplements I purchased but one is a probiotic from @probulin and I also picked up a women’s multi-vitamin from @newchapterinc as these were highly recommended by the gorgeous @itshollyrenee 💜 I will be showing more about the supplements I take in a future post. .
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Have you tried any of these products? .
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Happy Saturday guys! So I’ve got a question for y’all! What’s your favorite calming/soothing/healing skincare product that are very hydrating? I’m on a mission to only use very calming & soothing products that are essential oil/fragrance free but I’m finding that those products don’t offer a ton of hydration. With the #perioraldermatitis I’m not suppose to use anything too heavy or thick but I’ve been checking my hydration/moisture levels and it’s been quite low, sometimes severely low 🙈 This #skincarecommunity is so amazing and I know you guys will have tons of suggestions for me 😊 Here is a #latergram if last night’s #pmskincare routine.
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✨ Cleanse
#larocheposay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser .
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✨ FTE/Tone
#blithe 9 Essential Seeds FTE
#avene Thermal Spring Water .
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✨Ampoule/Serum
#skin1004 Centella Ampoule
#jordansamuelskin Hydrate Serum .
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✨ Eye Care
#farmacy [pr] Eye Dew
#laneige Eye Sleeping Mask .
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✨ Blemish Treatment
I have 2 blemishes brewing at the moment because it’s getting close to that time of the month 😣 But the #cosrx Centella Blemish Cream is awesome because it helps kill bacteria, speed up healing and doesn’t leave the skin dry and flaky .
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✨ RX Treatments
So after researching, I found a handful of folks that found an OTC anti-fungal treatment worked at healing their perioral dermatitis. So I picked up the #target brand and have only been using it on a specific area to see if it’s really effective. On all the other areas, I’ve been using my #azelaicacid RX .
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✨ Moisturizer
#cerave PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
LRP #cicaplast on dry areas
#herbivorebotanicals Lip Conditioner .
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✨ Self Care
I’m adding this category because #selfcare is so important for your overall well-being. Last night I lite the #overose Valkiria Candle in my bedroom and the scent is so intoxicating 💕 This candle is ridiculously expensive but the scent is extremely calming & relaxing so it’s well worth the splurge. I let it burn while doing my #skincareroutine and my bedroom smelt amazing. I snuffed out the flame and fell right to sleep 😴 .
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✨Morning #skincareroutine including some new products from Avène.
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✨ Cleanse #larocheposay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser. This is a lotion/creamy non-foaming cleanser with a neutral pH that rinses without leaving a heavy film in the skin. It’s not my favorite, I do prefer the @stratiaskin Velvet Cleansing Milk. The LRP & Stratia both retail for $15 but you definitely get more for your money with the LRP. Another budget friendly option is @cerave Hydrating Cleanser.
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✨ Exfoliate #kravebeauty Kale-Lalu-yaHa is a very gentle glycolic based chemical exfoliating liquid. This is a new #skincareproduct in my routine so I’ll post a first impression soon .
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✨Tone #avene Thermal Water. After using this for 2 days, I am in love! It’s so hydrating, soothing and calming .
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✨ Essence & Ampoule
#youskincare Moisture Replenishing Essence is a splurge at $56. This is very balancing and hydrating, perfect for my irritated skin right now.
#cosrx Snail 96 Essence - this is by far my favorite soothing, calming and hydrating essence. This does have a thicker consistency but it works wonders on my #sensitiveskin plus it’s about $15-20. A well formulated, #budgetfriendly skin care product.
#skin1004 Centella Ampoule- this is 100% centella asiatica extract, one of my favorite skincare ingredients because it does so much good stuff for the skin. I purchased this on Amazon for $15.99 .
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✨ Moisture #avene Cicalfate around mouth & dry areas. This is another new product but so far I like it. Hydrating, soothing & healing without being too heavy/greasy.
#cerave Eye Cream - this is a well formulated eye cream that is very budget friendly .
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✨ Sunscreen #earthsrecipe *Waterful Sun Gel SPF50- I love that this is so lightweight and doesn’t feel like a typical sunscreen .
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✨Makeup #ryor *Chameleon Lip Balm. This is one of those pH adapting color products and on me it looks bright berry. Although I’m not a fan of the color, the formula is actually very nice. This contains no detectable fragrance/scent and is extremely lightweight/thin consistency. This does leaves a nice stain on the lips for a few hours so you don’t need to constantly reapply. This retails for under $10.
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Hey guys! Here is my night routine. I haven’t done a lot of #selfcare lately so last night I made up for it! I actually took a nice long bath and did a long #skincareroutine 🧖🏻‍♀️ It felt so good to pamper myself. I’m also excited to report that my #perioraldermatitis appears to be on its way out 🤞🏻 Crossing my fingers!
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🌙 First Cleanse #farmacy Green Clean
🌙 Second Cleanse #kravebeauty Matcha Hemp Cleanser - I’m loving this cleanser. It’s so effective but super gentle .
🌙 Essence #youskincare Moisture Replenishing Essence
🌙 Essence #cosrx Snail 96 Essence- my HG!
🌙 Moisture #larocheposay Thermal Water
🌙 Eye Cream #beautyrx *Gentle Exfoliating Eye Cream
🌙 Moisture #avene Cicalfate around mouth & dry areas
🌙 Moisture Cosrx Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
🌙 Lip Care #laneige Lip Overnight Mask - my HG!
🌙 Body Care #osmiaorganics Night Body Oil .
🌙 Hand Cream #duftndoft *Nourishing Hand Cream in Pink Breeze - my hands are always super dry & cracked so I use hand creams a lot. However, shortly after application, I had to wash it off and proceed to wash my hands like 4 times because this #handcream smells like your just applying fragrance on your hands. .
🌙 Hair Care #gmreverie Cake Scalp Treatment - I love using this at night and letting it sit on the scalp overnight. I will then wash my hair in the morning. I absolutely love this product because it has dramatically improved my itchy, dry/oily crazy scalp plus I see less #hairloss .
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Happy Saturday! I’m excited for the weekend. What are you doing this weekend?
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Here is what I used in my #amskincare routine.
✨ Cleanse
#bioderma Sensibo Cleansing Water- I absolutely love this product! It’s so gentle yet effective. I had heard great things about this brand so I took a chance on this cleansing water and after stalking @beaute.defile ‘s feed, I will be purchasing more Bioderma products.
✨Exfoliating Toner
#instytutum *Toner- I’ve been testing this toner for about a month and I wanted to share my thoughts. They call this a resurfacing glow toner said to reduce large pores & refine texture. This also claims to hydrate, soothe and calm. Notable ingredients include glycolic acid, Vit A, B5, B3 & E, allantoin, saccharide isomerate which help skin retain moisture which helps reduce dryness. As you can see from the pH testing strip, the pH falls a little above a 4. According to @labmuffinbeautyscience Glycolic drastically losses its ability to exfoliating above a pH of 4. That’s not to say it won’t provide any exfoliation, it just won’t be as potent. For #sensitiveskin like mine, this toner might be a good stepping stone for those chemical exfoliating beginners. To apply, saturate a cotton pad and swipe over face & neck. This is indeed soothing, calming & hydrating but over the last year or so, I have developed a gluten allergy and this contains wheat. I used it on the upper portion of my face gets itchy each time I use this so sadly Im allergic to this.
✨Mask
I decided to use the *Flawless Skin Mask from @instytutum and I forgot how much I love hydrogels! This is a two piece #antiaging hydrogel mask that soothes, calms, plumps & moisturizes my skin. Notable ingredients include hyaluronate, peptides, collagen & soothing botanicals. If you are looking for a very hydrating/plumping & soothing mask, I highly recommend this one.
✨ Mist/Toner
#larocheposay Thermal Water Mist
✨Serum
#youskincare Essential Hydration Serum
✨Treatment & Moisturizing
Azelaic Acid RX for #perioraldermatitis
#cerave Moisturizing Lotion
#farmacy *Green Screen SPF30
#herbivore Lip Conditioner .
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Hey guys! I hope your week is going well. My fibromyalgia flared up a few days ago so I haven’t started my juice cleanse. But, I’ll start posting tomorrow so keep an eye on my stories. Until then, here’s a #latergram of last night’s #skincareroutine 💜 .
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🌟Double cleanse
#muji Cleansing Oil - my HG!
#larocheposay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser
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🌟Tone & Exfoliation
#kravebeauty Kale-Lalu-yaHa (patch testing, avoiding mouth area)
#klairs Supple Toner
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🌟Treatment
#cosrx Snail Essence all over .

#belif *Moisturizing Eye Bomb-
I’ve been testing out this #eyecream For over a month and I will be repurchasing...here’s why. This is a lightweight eye cream that moisturizes and has a cooling effect that soothes my sensitive eye area. Notable ingredients include comfrey, squalene and panthenol which all hydrate, calm and soothe, ceramides (protects/repairs), centella asiatica (healing) and calendula. This does not contain parabens, mineral oil and synthetics. I love this eye cream because of how it soothes and cools, increases hydration & moisture levels plus when I use it consistently, twice a day, it does help soften my fine lines. If you are in the market for a well formulated, high performance eye cream, check out this one! I also recommend the eye mask. I especially love wearing it when my eye area is puffy.
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#urang *Rose Ceramide Cream (avoid mouth area)
#pestleandmortar Superstar Night Oil
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And lastly, The #cicaplast Balm around my mouth. I am really frustrated with my #perioraldermatitis and I’m thinking I might want to try something different besides this Cicaplast. I’ve been looking at the #avene Cicalfate Cream. Has anyone tried this? Do you guys have any other suggestions of soothing/healing products I can use on my #dermatitis ?
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Happy New Year Everyone!! Cheers to a happy & healthy 2018 🥂#happy2018 .
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After reflecting on 2017, I have decided to continue my journey here on Instagram but I will be adding some new topics to my feed. You will be seeing the usual #skincareroutine posts and sheet mask selfies. You will also be seeing more health related posts because my personal philosophy is that beauty starts from within. Also be on the lookout for #skincaretips and a series on how to achieve great skin without needles or going under the knife.
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It took some time to come up with my #bestof2017 products. I can’t review them all because this post would be way too long but I’ll answer your questions about any specific product in the comments below.
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✨Healthcare
Chlorophyll
Deep Sleep Supplement
#lavanila *Healthy Deodorant
Plants/Air plants
Crystals .
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✨Skincare
#wishtrend *Mandelic Acid Prep
#cosrx Snail Essence
#munskincare Anarose Toner
#pixibeauty Sun Mist
#bioderma Cleansing Water
#beautyrx *Solar Defense SPF50
#swanicoco *EGF/FGF Ampoules
#farmacy Green Clean
#maylindstrom Honey Mud
#alkimiskin Cinco Oil
#laneige Lip Mask
Cosrx Centella Blemish Cream
BeautyRX *Exfoliating Eye Cream
#belif *Eye Bomb Mini
Catrin UV Powder SPF42
#tosowoong *Propolis Ampoule
#larocheposay Cicaplast
#naruko *Mandelic Acid 10% Treatment .
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✨Misc.
Bijou Candles Greta
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Happy New Year’s Eve! Wow, what a year. Is it me or did this year go by so quickly? I couldn’t finish the year off without posting my #bestnine and taking some time to reflect on #2017 .
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While this year wasn’t perfect, I learned a lot about myself and found an inner strength I didn’t know I had. This year I’ve experienced cyber bullying but I’ve also met some really incredible people that have enhanced my life in so many ways. I have also traveled a lot this past year and have seen some really incredible sights. These wonderful memories will indeed last a lifetime.
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Highlights of this year was definitely getting mircoblading @sublime_brows 💜 Sarah’s work speaks for itself! She is the best #microblading artist out there and I will travel anywhere to see her! In my eyes she’s a miracle worker. Yes, it’s just my eyebrows but it has boosted my confidence in a way I never thought possible. I am so incredibly thankful that I met Sarah. Another highlight was my traveling adventures. One of my favorite places was camping near @lake_crescent in the northwest corner of Washington State. Have you ever been to a magical place that made all your fears, worries and troubles just disappear just for a moment? Well, this is one of those places where I experienced pure joy.
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Well, that pretty much wraps up 2017! I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, positive vibes & prayers when I needed it and your unwavering encouragement. You guys are the reason I do what I do 😊️ I am truly grateful for you all!
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So what’s to come in 2018? Well, I will be posting more health related topics because I truly believe that beauty starts from within. I will also be doing ingredient highlights with a focus on skin physiology & education. I want to elevate my content and bring you more information and less fluff. I love taking pretty pictures but I also want each post to have some good ol’ sustenance.
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Again, thank you all so much for an incredible year on Instagram. I also what to hear from you! What do you want to see more or less of on my Instagram channel in #2018 ?
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Happy Saturday guys. I can’t believe it’s almost 2018. I’ll be posting some #newyearsresolution ‘s for 2018 and giving you guys a sneak peak of some new content I’ll be posting. Until then, here is a #latergram my #skincareroutine last night .
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✨ Cleanse
#farmacy Green Clean 1st cleanse
iS Clinical-
I have a lot of cleansers and I like to rotate them based on how my skin feels. Last night I decided to use the #isclinical Cleansing Complex. I applied this on a damp face and massaged it into my skin for about a minute (avoiding the eye area). Then, instead of rinsing, I left it on as a mask for 10 minutes. This contains sugar can extract (glycolic acid) and willow bark extract (salicylic acid) that have exfoliating properties but is very gentle. With my skin being so sensitive lately, I haven’t done any exfoliating. Using this cleanser as a mask is perfect for those who want s little exfoliation but have sensitive skin .
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✨Peeling Gel
#drg Brightening Peeling Gel - After rinsing off the cleanser/mask. I dried my face completely then used a quarter size amount of this peeling gel. I massaged this into my skin, avoiding my #perioraldermatitis and after it all balls up and sloughs off, I rinse my face with cool water. I have done a full review of this on my blog (link in profile)
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✨FTE & Tone
#skii First Treatment Essence sample
#munskincare Anarose Toner .
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✨Eye
#belif *Eye Cream sample -
I absolutely love this eye cream. Keep a look out for a review this coming week
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✨Treatment & Moisture
#cosrx Snail 96 Essence
#bywishtrend *Teca 1% Barrier Cream
#alkimiskin Cinco Oil (not pictured)
#herbivorebotanicals Lip Conditioner .
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Phew 😅 I’m glad the holidays are almost over! Traveling & eating too many sweets hasn’t been great for my skin. I am thinking about doing a juice cleanse after New Years. If I do a juice detox, would you be interested in reading posts about it?
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So I’ve been testing out the @michaeltoddbeauty *Sonic Eraser Pro device for 2 weeks. First, this claims to have 3 technologies that improve the absorption of your #skincareproducts helping them penetrate 8x better than just using your hands. Thermal technology opens pores so the skin can absorb more product. Sonic technology oscillates & pushes the products into the skin, increasing absorption. Lastly, the ionic technology creates a negative flow of electrons that attract skin care products to the skin. In clinic trials, noted results are increase in moisture levels, brightness/even skin tone, increase elasticity/decrease of fine lines and wrinkles.
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Here is what I have seen: I have noticed that my skin is firmer (especially around my eye & cheek areas) and my moisture levels drastically increase after use. I haven’t noticed any brightening.
-Pros:
This is very lightweight & travel friendly, easy to cleans and keeps a charge for weeks. I love that this increases hydration and firms my skin.
This device works with any skincare product! I have tried this with serums, ampoules, facial oils, creams, & eye treatments.
-Cons:
Although I understand the reasoning behind the thermal technology, I wish that it didn’t get so warm. I have #sensitiveskin and #perioraldermatitis so I need to be extra gentle with my skin. This hasn’t caused any negative reactions, but I find this to be too stimulating at times. I’ll only use this device when my skin is less irritated & never on or near my dermatitis, a big no no.
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Overall, this device does help my skin stay plump and moist but (at times) it’s too stimulating for my sensitive, easily irritated skin. Swipe for demo videos. Robe from @luxorlinens .
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Merry Christmas 🎄 I hope everyone celebrating Xmas is having a wonderful day. I’m not much of a holiday person except for baking treats! So I’m spending the day baking a pie, cookies & fudge. My house smells amazing 💕 Here is my low key #skincareroutine on this low key day.
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❄️ Cleanse & Tone
#kravebeauty Matcha Hemp Cleanser
#missha FTE Intensive Moist
#whamisa Toner (not pictured)
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❄️ Essence & Moisturizer
#cosrx Snail Essence
#cerave Eye Repair Cream
mix #alkimi Facial Oil with
#drunkelephant Lala Cream 💜 this combo
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❄️Treatment
#michaeltoddbeauty *Sonic Eraser Pro:
I have been incorporating this device into my routine for the past few weeks and here are my thoughts. This claims to have a “Triplex Infusion Technology” that helps your #skincareproducts penetrate deeper into the layers of the skin. This oscillates 30,000 per minute, gradually warms to 107F and has ionic negative flow. This means that negative electrons attract products to help them absorb better. I will posting a demo plus before and after pictures after the holidays. First impression is that this is a lightweight, easy to use device that increases hydration/moisture levels in my skin (I checked the hydration changes with my handy moisture reader). I notice the most difference on my forehead, in between my eyebrows (the dreaded “11’s”) and around my eyes where I have most of my fine lines. My skin looks more plump/firmer & brighter. I will post an depth review after Xmas.
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❄️ Makeup
#laneige Lip Mask:
Not really makeup but I love wearing this even during the day
#erborian *BB Cream:
This contains ginseng, licorice & ginger which help to brighten/even skin tone, firm & plump, refine texture & moisturize. I have the color clair, the lightest which is too dark but I love the finish. It has a ginseng scent (strong but dissipates), helps blur fine lines, hydrated, contains spf and I like the semi-matte finish. If I wear base makeup, it better have skin care benefits and this definitely does contain lots of #antiaging extracts. 1 layer covered my acne scars well. I just wish it matched my skin tone (swipe to see swatches #nofilter just brightened) . .
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