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AliKat29

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Peach 70% Niacin Serum

Peach 70% Niacin Serum product review
Peach 70% Niacin Serum product review
Peach 70% Niacin Serum product review
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AliKat29


Dry/Resilient

The Product: ANUA Peach 70 Niacin Serum is a lightweight serum containing 70.2% Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, 5% Niacinamide, and other skin-loving ingredients like Lactobacillus Ferment, Alpha-Arbutin, Safflower Seed Oil, Turmeric Root Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Ceramides, and many more. My Expectations: I chose to try this serum for it's claims to lighten dark spots and even out skin tone. I also chose it for its mostly natural ingredients, sustainable packaging, and because I love the ANUA brand. My skin tends to react well to niacinamide, so I like the relatively high 5% concentration level of niacinamide as well. My Experience: I absolutely love this serum! It is lightweight yet very hydrating, and doesnt feel greasy or sticky. It gives my skin a glass skin look, which I love. I also saw a noticable difference in my dark spots and skin tone after just a few uses. There is a subtle Peach fragrance, but it's very light and dissipates quickly. My skin loves this serum and responds really well to it, so I definitely plan to continue purchasing it.

Peach 70% Niacin Serum

ANUA
Peach 70% Niacin Serum

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4.6

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Bean Essence

Bean Essence product review
Bean Essence product review
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AliKat29


Dry/Resilient

I received Mixsoon Bean Essence from Picky and Mixsoon in exchange for my honest review. I was really excited to try this product, because I have been hearing great things about it, and it did not disappoint! The best and most unique feature about this product is that it acts as both an essence and an exfoliator. I decided to try it as an exfoliator first, so after cleansing my skin, I massaged the bean essence onto my skin in circular motions until dead skin began pilling up, which I then rinsed off. It left my skin looking bright and refreshed, and it also felt smooth and hydrated. Using it as an exfoliator didn't leave my skin feeling dry like most exfoliators, and actually felt more moisturized. I also tried using it as an essence, so I applied it after toner by gently tapping it into my skin, and it felt amazing! It is super hydrated, and left my skin looking glowy and revitalized. I love the duality of this essence, and I'm amazed at how well it works for both uses! I highly recommend trying Mixsoon Bean Essence, and I definitely plan to continue purchasing myself.

Bean Essence

MIXSOON
Bean Essence

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4.6

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ExfoliKate

ExfoliKate product review
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FahlPal


Oily/Resilient

This is my go to harsh, yet gentle peel/mask hybrid. The original, THE GREAT, THE ‘GAME CHANGER’ product. And since i’ve not yet left a review on picky and seeing this product, in specific, is one of my staples. I HAD TO WRITE A REVIEW! In the winter AND in the summer our skin gets really dry, oily, and oil and skin builds up... missing one night of doing your nightly skincare reg. feels like an entire week. When you need a good peel, harsh enough to be effective but not over the top or painful, gentle enough to not irritate. This one leaves you glowing and removes dead, dull skin in only 2 mins and IT WORKS. I have combination skin and im 35 with great skin, i highly recommend the exfolikate original treatment!

ExfoliKate

Kate Somerville
ExfoliKate

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4.1

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AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner

AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner product review
AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner product review
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AliKat29


Dry/Resilient

AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner from Some By Mi is great for all skin types, especially oily or acne-prone skin, because it contains ingredients such as niacinamide, Witch Hazel, tea tree water extract, and papaya extract which are great for clearing congested skin, balancing excess oil, and shrinking pores. It's also actually a dual purpose product that's both a toner and an exfoliant, thanks to the AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), BHAs (beta hydroxy acids), and PHAs (poly hydroxy acids) which are chemical exfoliants that gently dissolve dead skin cells without damaging your skin barrier. I saw a noticable difference in my skin after just one use. My skin has been a little congested lately (the combination of cold weather, dry air, and furnaces has the tendency to do that), but after the first use my skin was noticably clearer and smoother, and my pores were less noticable. I think this will be a great toner to have on hand for winter months, during hormonal acne outbreaks, etc. My skin is normal-to-dry though, so I feel like daily use might dry my skin a little.

AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner

Some By Mi
AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner

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4.3

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Lash Blast Cleantopia Mascara - Extreme Black

Lash Blast Cleantopia Mascara - Extreme Black product review
Lash Blast Cleantopia Mascara - Extreme Black product review
Lash Blast Cleantopia Mascara - Extreme Black product review
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AliKat29


Dry/Resilient

This is a clean, plant-based mascara, which I love, and I especially love that it is as effective, if not more effective, than traditional mascaras. The color is Intense Black, but contains a hint of blue which I know from experience makes my eyes pop. This mascara is super lengthening and thickening. I'm not sure how much curl it provides since I naturally have very curly lashes. I only had to apply 2 coats for a very noticable effect, and it lasted all day. This mascara is perfect for anyone looking to add more clean and/or natural makeup products into their routine, but aren't willing to sacrifice effectiveness. This mascara is the solution, and I will be repurchasing and highly recommend it!

Lash Blast Cleantopia Mascara - Extreme Black

CoverGirl
Lash Blast Cleantopia Mascara - Extreme Black

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4.0

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Velvet Yam Pressed Serum

Velvet Yam Pressed Serum product review
Velvet Yam Pressed Serum product review
Velvet Yam Pressed Serum product review
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AliKat29


Dry/Resilient

BLITHE Velvet Yam Pressed Serum is a hydrating serum featuring wild yam root extract as its main ingredient. The roots of yams actually contain mucin, so essentially the botanical version of snail mucin, which is very hydrating and revitalizing. Other key Ingredients include shea butter, macadamia oil, and several fruit and seed oils. I was really excited to try this, because I have been wanting to try BLITHE's pressed serums since they were first released. I use pressed serums from other brands that I love, especially the way they melt into an almost oil-like texture that instantly absorbs into my skin. This pressed serum was not at all like I expected, I'm actually not sure why they even call it "pressed" or even a "serum." (See video) It looks and feels exactly like a moisturizer or cream. Also, the jar was literally half empty when I opened it. My skin did like the ingredients though. It is definitely very hydrating, non-greasy, and made my skin look plump and dewy. I am still slightly disappointed though, because I have 20 moisturizers that do the exact same thing, and I wanted a new pressed serum.

Velvet Yam Pressed Serum

BLITHE
Velvet Yam Pressed Serum

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4.3

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Multi-Peptide + HA Serum

Multi-Peptide + HA Serum product review
Multi-Peptide + HA Serum product review
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AliKat29


Dry/Resilient

Description: This is a moisturizing and anti-aging serum, formulated with a "buffet" of skin-loving ingredients, such as peptides, hyaluronic acid, and crosspolymers. Like all products from The Ordinary, it is vegan and cruelty-free, and formulated without harmful ingredients such as alcohol, parabens, mineral oil, oxybenzone, etc. Key Ingredients: Matrixyl 3000: helps repair and restructure the skin Matrixyl Synthe 6: helps restore collagen and elastin Argirelox: provides anti-wrinkle and anti-aging benefits Relistase Peptide Complex: helps maintain skin elasticity My Experience/The Good: I have noticed visible results after only a week or two of use. The biggest benefits I've experienced are softening of my fine lines and crow's feet to the point that they have almost disappeared, noticable plumping and firming of my skin, and hydration I can feel that lasts all day. Another great plus about this product is the value. It's impossible to find this many high-quality, effective ingredients in any other product I have found at such a low price point.

Multi-Peptide + HA Serum

The Ordinary
Multi-Peptide + HA Serum

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4.5

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Dive-in Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

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AliKat29


Dry/Resilient

Torriden Dive In Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ is a gentle and non-irritating sun protection cream. It contains SPF 50+ and PA++++, which, especially together, provide maximum sun protection. It is a mineral sunscreen, and uses zinc oxide. It is also cruelty-free, has a clean formula, and all of the products are made using sustainable packaging. I actually did a little research into PA ratings, and basically SPF measures protection from UVB rays while PA measures protection against UVA rays. In the US I think we just call sunscreens with both "broad spectrum," but I really like having it broken down like this. Also, PA++++ is the very highest level of protection a sunscreen can have, plus Torriden's Sun Cream is over SPF 50, so it it very effective at blocking both UVA and UVB rays. It is free from harmful chemicals, parabens, artificial fragrances, and more. It also includes hyaluronic acid, which helps to lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day. The packaging of this product is simple and practical. The tube is easy to squeeze and allows for controlled dispensing, meaning no product is wasted.

Dive-in Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

Torriden
Dive-in Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA++++

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4.0

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Nu-Derm Toner

Nu-Derm Toner product review
Nu-Derm Toner product review
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AliKat29


Dry/Resilient

I love that this toner is gentle, alcohol-free, and non-irritating, but still effective! It's also great for restoring skin's natural pH balance. I also love that it has a very short, mostly natural ingredient list, which includes ingredients such as Witch Hazel (which helps shrink pores), aloe leaf juice (to hydrate and soothe), sodium PCA, panthenol, allantoin, and flower and plant extracts.

Nu-Derm Toner

Obagi
Nu-Derm Toner

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4.6

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BrinanMc

Oily/Resilient

Blithe serum sounds interesting 🤔
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AliKat29

Dry/Resilient

Yes "interesting" is the perfect word for it 😂 If you're interested in trying a pressed serum though, I highly recommend Algenist Power Recharging Pressed Serum...I am OBSESSED with it!!
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smilebyjana

Dry/Sensitive

I need to try these!!
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AliKat29

Dry/Resilient

Yes they are all amazing!!
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