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My Christmas skincare list 🎄☃️

Skincare products I will be using over the Christmas holiday, focusing on skin brightening and hydration ☺

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Squalane Cleanser

Fragrance-free balm-to-oil oil-based cleanser that removes makeup, sunscreen, and other impurities effortlessly.

Squalane Cleanser

The Ordinary
Squalane Cleanser

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Eggplant Clearing Mild Cleansing Foam

Fragrance-free soft and creamy foam cleanser that leaves the skin clean without being drying.

Eggplant Clearing Mild Cleansing Foam product review
Eggplant Clearing Mild Cleansing Foam product review
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theskinilivein


Oily/Sensitive

I received this product for free from Picky and Papa Recipe in exchange for my honest review. Claims: Gently cleanses skin while maintaining optimal pH 5.5,  repairs and strengthens skin barrier, hydrates, and moisturizes. Container: Very cute purple tube (120 mL) Color: White Texture: Light and creamy out of the tube and turns into a rich and soft foam when rubbed against the skin Scent: None Key ingredients: • 30% eggplant 🍆 extract - Hydrating and nourishing • Glycerin - Moisturizing • Betaine salicylate - Gentle exfoliant • Vitamin E - Antioxidant How I use it: Both in the morning and evening, I apply a small amount on a wet cleansing puff and gently rub all over my face until foamy, then I rinse it off with lukewarm water. Verdict: • What I liked about this product: This was my first time trying a product from Papa Recipe and I am so happy with it! I love the fun purple packaging! I was very interested in testing Eggplant extract as a skincare ingredient and was glad to see other beneficial ingredients for hydration, moisture, and gentle exfoliation on the ingredient list. Only a small amount is needed to wash my entire face and this product comes in a generous amount of 120 mL, so it is going to last me a long time. The foam is light, soft, and hydrating, which prevents the skin from getting tight, but it cleanses really well. After 3 weeks of consistent use in the morning and evening I feel like my skin is clean and happy. I also noticed that my skin is overall less irritated. I would be interested in trying more products from Papa Recipe in the future.

Eggplant Clearing Mild Cleansing Foam

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Eggplant Clearing Mild Cleansing Foam

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Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner

Watery toner with just enough body to feel hydrating. Contains skin-brightening ingredients such as niacinamide and tranexamic acid.

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Oily/Sensitive

I received this product for free from Picky and SKIN1004 in exchange for my honest review. Claims: Brightens skin tone, hydrates, moisturizes, and gently exfoliates. Container: Transparent slick bottle (210 mL) Color: Transparent Texture: Slightly thicker than water Scent: None Key ingredients: • 90% centella asiatica extract - Soothing • Glycerin - Moisturizing • Niacinamide - Pore care, brightening • Madecassoside - Brightening • Panthenol - Skin barrier support • Vitamin C in the form of 3-O-Ethyl-ascorbic acid - Brightening • Plum, apple, papaya, and grape extract - Exfoliating How I use it: I apply a small amount on the palms of my hands both in the morning and evening and gently pat all over my face until fully absorbed. Verdict: • What I liked about this product: This was my first time trying a product from SKIN1004 and it did not disappoint! I love the simple yet elegant packaging of this toner. I was very impressed by the ingredients list, as it contains many that targets my skin concerns such as skin soothing, brightening, and pore care. The bottle of the toner has a small opening so that you dispense the amount you need, which in my case in 2-3 drops for my entire face. Upon application, I experienced instant hydration and calming. The fruit extracts contained in this toner provide gentle exfoliation that is suitable for daily use, as I did not experience any skin irritation after using this toner for 3 weeks. I also noticed that my skin tone looked more even, brighter, and less oily. My pores appear clean and less noticeable as well. I really enjoyed using this product and would definitely repurchase, especially since the price point seems very reasonable to me ($20-$30) and the brand is cruelty-free and vegan, which is a huge plus for me. I would be interested in trying more products from SKIN1004 in the future.

Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner

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Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Ampoule

Thick ampoule that hydrates and helps brighten the skin thanks to niacinamide and tranexamic acid.

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I received this product for free from Picky and SKIN1004 in exchange for my honest review. Claims: Brightening, soothing, hydrating, and moisturizing. Container: Transparent slick dropper bottle (100 mL) Color: Transparent with white beads in suspension. Texture: Thick serum Scent: None Key ingredients: • 77% centella asiatica extract - Soothing • Glycerin - Moisturizing • Niacinamide - Pore care, brightening • Tranexamic acid - Brightening • Madecassoside - Brightening • Panthenol - Skin barrier support • Arginine - Anti-aging, overall skin health • Vitamin C in the form of 3-O-Ethyl-ascorbic acid - Brightening • Lactobacillus ferment - Overall skin health How I use it: In the morning, I apply the equivalent of 4-5 drops of product on my forehead, right cheek, left cheek, nose, and chin and gently rub all over my face until fully absorbed. Verdict: • What I liked about this product: I tried this ampoule after reviewing the toner from the same SKIN1004 line, which I really liked. This product also has a simple yet elegant packaging. I was very interested in the tranexamic acid contained in this product for skin brightening because I wanted to consider it as an alternative to vitamin C as it is more stable and does not oxidize as quickly. The rest of the ingredients list of this ampoule is also impressive as they target many of my other skin concerns such as pore care, soothing, and hydration. The bottle comes with a dropper that is useful to dispense the amount you need, in my case 4-5 drops for my entire face. I was very interested in the encapsulation technology of the MadeWhite beads in this ampoule, as I had never seen in it skincare products and thought it was very innovative. The texture of the ampoule is like a thick serum and it feels very hydrating and soothing after application. This product did not irritate my skin after consistent use for 3 weeks in the morning, after which some acne marks on my chin and cheeks faded away, my skin felt less oily, my pores looked less noticeable, and my skin tone seemed brighter and more even. It also comes in a generous 100 mL format, which will last me a long time.

Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Ampoule

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Capsule Ampoule

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Vita B3 Source

Very watery and lightweight serum that contains 10% niacinamide and 2% arbutin to brighten the skin and fight dark spots.

Vita B3 Source product review
Vita B3 Source product review
Vita B3 Source product review
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Oily/Resilient

Packaging: a bottle made of dark glass with a pipette, which, by the way, holds the product well. The texture is slippery, I would even say slimy. Applied in the morning after toner daily from the moment of receipt. (About 2 weeks of use in total) It absorbs well and leaves a shine that I don't really like, to be honest. So then I select products that can drown out this glow. It may be sticky, but this is also solved with the help of a cream. The skin does not dry out or tighten. Very comfortable product in general👍. It’s a fragrance-free serum, there is only a subtle smell. It disappears instantly. I apply one pipette to the entire face and neck. But even half can be enough, depend on your preferences 😃. Despite some nuances, I am satisfied with the serum because of the visible result in a short time. Plus it didn't cause any new inflammation. 👍 And the budget price makes this product even more attractive. 🤑 I definitely fall into the team of those who love this serum. 😝😃

Vita B3 Source

TIAM
Vita B3 Source

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Snail Bee Ultimate Eye Cream

Lightweight and hydrating eye cream that protects the delicate under eye area from the cold dry air.

Snail Bee Ultimate Eye Cream product review
Snail Bee Ultimate Eye Cream product review
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theskinilivein


Oily/Sensitive

Claims: Nourishes the skin and helps with skin elasticity and radiance. Packaging: Purple and gold tube (30 g) Color: White Scent: None Texture: Light cream How I use it: Both in the morning and evening, I apply a small amount on my fingertip and gently pat all over my under-eye areas until fully absorbed. Key ingredients: • 3 forms of ferments: Saccharomyces/snail secretion, Lactobacillus/collagen, and Bifida - Brightening • Niacinamide - Pore care, Brightening • Glycerin, Beta-Glucan - Moisturizing • Olive fruit oil, sunflower oil - Emollient • 5 forms of hyaluronic acid - Hydrating • Panthenol, ceramide - Skin barrier support • 2 types of peptides - Anti-aging • 17 types of amino acids - Overall skin health • 7 types of plant extracts - Soothing Verdict: This was my first ever Benton product and I am very happy with it! The most appealing feature of this eye cream is the amazing blend of ingredients, especially the ferments, niacinamide, glycerin, emollient oils, hyaluronic acid types, ceramide, peptides, amino acids, and soothing plant extracts. This eye cream comes in a generous 30 g format, which will last me a long time, and the packaging is very slick and elegant. The texture of the product is light, which is great for people with sensitive under-eye area like me, and only a small amount is needed for both under-eye areas. Once applied, this eye cream is quickly absorbed and the under-eye skin is left nourished and hydrated throughout the day and at night. It works really well under makeup too! I have used this product consistently in the morning and evening for about a month, and I noticed that my skin is more plump and some fine lines were reduced. I will have to use it for longer to speak of the radiance effect.

Snail Bee Ultimate Eye Cream

BENTON
Snail Bee Ultimate Eye Cream

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Holy Hydration! Face Cream - SPF 30

Sunscreen-containing moisturizer with SPF30, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and peptides that hydrates and moisturizes the skin while also protecting from sun damage

Holy Hydration! Face Cream - SPF 30 product review
Holy Hydration! Face Cream - SPF 30 product review
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Oily/Sensitive

I have combination skin and used to finish my day with a very oily T-zone. I have been using this moisturizer during my morning routine for a couple months now, and even after a long day my skin remains hydrated and balanced. It comes it a glass jar, which is my preffered type of container for moisturizers as I can get access to all of the product and finish it up to the last drop. It has a rich creamy texture, absorbs very quickly into the skin, and does not leave an oily film. It does have a smell, but I can tolerate it. It contains a lot of great active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, panthenol, niacinamide, and squalane. On top of that it has an SPF of 30, which is perfect to protect my skin from sun damage during the day. It also works well under makeup. I get no or minimal pilling when I apply my foundation on top of it with a brush, which I was extremely pleased about, since I have had issues with pilling with every single of my previous moisturizers. Lastly, a little bit goes a long way and it is very affordable for the amount and quality of the product.

Holy Hydration! Face Cream - SPF 30

ELF
Holy Hydration! Face Cream - SPF 30

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4.3

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An oldie but a goodie. When I first used it I didn't like it, but then found out it's a 1st cleanse on dry skin, it was a much better experience lol
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Glad to hear!
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Love skin1004
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theskinilivein

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Really good brand for sure!
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All incredible brands ♥️♥️♥️ Beautiful list!!
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Thank you so much!
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Elise Katrina

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Great list you have here! I love squalane Cleanser too :)
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Thank you so much!
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Great List! 💙
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