Current products that are saving my skin! (Oily/Acne-Prone)
I am currently 15 weeks pregnant and have been suffering from severe hormonal acne for about a month or so now. I was ready to go to a dermatologist to see what next steps would be, but in a last ditch attempt, I decided to overhaul my entire skincare routine. I’m so glad to say that this routine is working!
Amino Acid Mild Cleanser
Mild, foaming cleanser that contains salicylic acid and dandelion. It gets the job done and leave my skin feeling super fresh!
I received this product for free from Picky and Pure'am in exchange for my honest review. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I love this cleanser!! It’s amino acid based, has salicylic acid and helps to relieve breakouts. It has a bunch of other skin-loving ingredients too. This works super well on my oily skin. It does a great job cleansing and really getting deep down into the pores. It also washes clean with no residue or tight feeling afterwards. I would definitely purchase this in the future!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Green Tea Fresh Cleanser
I do a second cleanse with this one and I love how clean my skin feels afterwards! The green tea is a powerful antioxidant.
𝙋𝙍𝙊𝘿𝙐𝘾𝙏 𝙍𝙀𝙑𝙄𝙀𝙒 𝙄𝙨𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙂𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙏𝙚𝙖 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙝 𝘾𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙧 "A cleanser containing Jeju green tea extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract) that gently refreshes and cleanses the skin while removing excess oils." 𝙆𝙚𝙮 𝙄𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨: - Green Tea Leaf Powder (3,000ppm) - Green Tea Leaf Extract (2,000ppm) - Green Tea Leaf (2,000ppm) - 4 Types of Hyaluronic Acids 𝙋𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜: It comes in a matte, off-white box. The product itself in stored in a 120ml squeeze tube, which makes dispensing the cleanser quite easy. 𝙏𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩: The cleanser has a runny, gel-like consistency. The gel's transparent so you can see all the ground green tea leaves suspended in it. It smells just like dried tea leaves and the aroma just explodes on your face when you use it, which makes the whole cleansing experience much more relaxing and enjoyable. 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚/𝙍𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬: To say that I love this cleanser is an understatement. I'd use this both in the morning and at night when I bathe, and will just leave it on my face for a few minutes while I wash my body with soap. With other cleansers that I've tried, I'd have to make sure to rinse them off after a few seconds or else my skin will be left feeling tight, but not with this one from Isntree. I sort of treat it like a mask and even if it stays on my skin for a few minutes, I won't feel stripped or whatnot. In fact, my face would feel super supple and soft every cleansing session. So them putting "Fresh" in the product's name really isn't just for show since that's exactly how you'd feel right after washing your face with this cleanser. 𝙑𝙚𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙩: If you've tried and loved Krave's Matcha Hemp, then you'll surely love this product! The whole cleansing experience is reminiscent of Krave, from the texture of the product to the feeling it leaves you after washing it off. It's a new holy grail and I'll definitely repurchase! 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙚: It's on sale right now at 30% off on Isntree PH's official Shopee store and retails at 677.00 PHP or a little over 13.00 USD. 𝙍𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜: 5/5
Heartleaf 80 Skin Toner Pad
These toner pads are my first toner step. The Heartleaf is soo good for my acne-prone skin. These help to get my pores extra clean and remove anything that the cleansers may have missed!
I absolutely LOVE the Benton Heartleaf 80 Skin Toner Pads!! They are pH-balanced, contain 4 exfoliating ingredients(AHA, BHA, PHA & LHA) along with low-molecular weight Hyaluronic acid and of course HEARTLEAFS! These pads are super effective and convenient for me as a busy Mom who is always on the go! I even use them as a quick “cleanse” when I don’t have time for a regular cleanser. I have acne prone skin and these have made SUCH A DIFFERENCE in the clarity of my skin. I’ve been using them for about 3 weeks and my pores are almost totally clear and the pimples I had are almost completely gone. I love Benton skincare products and so far haven’t tried one that didn’t work for me.
Green Tea Fresh Toner
My second toner step is this amazing one from Isntree! The green tea feels soo good on my stressed out skin and I can literally feel it calming and getting rid of any impurities in my pores! (I repeat this 3x, letting it fully absorb each time.)
I started using this 2 weeks ago, and I must say that I think this has become my favorite toner at the moment. This toner is designed for oily/combo skin, yet I find this very hydrating for my dry skin!!! I can also see that this calms my occasional purging and redness from retinol. I think this helps in controlling excessive sebum in my skin. This is also great for soothing out sensitive skin as green tea is known for having Tannins which has anti-inflammatory properties in them. In my opinion, this toner is great for all skin types. 💁🏻♀️✨ The toner has 80% green tea extract which contains amino acids and polyphenols. Other notable ingredients in this toner are Centella Asiatica extract, Allantoin, Beta-Glucan and Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid. Its texture is very watery so it is easily absorbed by the skin. It helps my serums to penetrate better. Also its fresh green tea feeling when patting on my face is everything!!! I am a very big fan of watery toners. I have a thing for them.🤣 It’s really soothing and hydrating. It has a dark tea-like color with a little tea and grassy scent which doesn’t linger too long. I also find the scent very pleasant and relaxing.
Chestnut BHA 2% Clear Liquid
This product gently exfoliates my skin while keeping my pores nice and clear when all they seem to want to do is stay clogged! I can’t believe I ever lived without this stuff before!!
A few months ago I was part of the special ISNTREE Create Together Project hosted by @go.picky to help with the creation of this new product. Thank you @isntree, @go.picky and @pickyrewards for sending me this awesome box with the final product: Isntree Chestnut BHA 2% Clear Liquid! Features and benefits: This is a BHA exfoliating toner that contains 2% of Salicylic Acid to remove excessive dead skin cells and sebum, as well as to activate the skin turn-over cycle. It is formulated with Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid and Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid to create a moisture barrier to prevent moisture loss. It also contains Tannin extracted from chestnut shells to help tighten pores, reduce sebum and restore the oil-and-water balance in skin. My experience: This is the perfect toner this fall to get my dry and dull skin rejuvenated! I use this toner after cleansing my skin. I put a little bit of the toner on a cotton pad or in the palm of my hands and apply it to my skin and gently pat in circular motions for faster absorption. The toner has a liquid clear texture and feels very lightweight. My skin feels so soft and smooth right after using the toner and it does not make my combination to dry skin feel more tight or dry. My skin feels silky soft and smooth, clean and hydrated and my enlarged pores are tighter and less visible. My skin not only feels soft is also has a nice radiant glow. My pores are absolutely looking smaller and tighter and I can not stop touching my skin because of the softness and smoothness. This is such a wonderful toner and I am so excited that I was part of the developing of this amazing product! Thank you again @isntree, @go.picky and @pickyrewards for this amazing opportunity!
Madagascar Centella Poremizing Fresh Ampoule
THIS AMPOULE IS EVERYTHING!! The Centella is super calming and again this keeps my pores nice and clear which helps prevent new blemishes from forming.
𝐒𝐊𝐈𝐍𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟒 - 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐫 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡 𝐀𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢 𝘈𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢 𝘌𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘏𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘵 𝘗𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘥𝘦 9 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘹 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥-𝘶𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴. 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮 I have tried this ampoule before. I loved it and I still do. This serum has a watery to gel texture. It absorbs perfectly into the skin and leaves no sticky or greasy residue afterward. This ampoule contains Pink Himalaya and Peptide 9 complex, which are known to promote skin elasticity as well as clean the pores. With the help of Centella Asiatica, this ampoule will help to repair the skin barrier. It's not just all these benefits that I love about this ampoule, it's the amazing hydration it provides.
Pore Control Powder Emulsion
This is almost a first moisturizing step that is also a treatment. It contains green tea and tea tree which are both SOO helpful for acne-prone skin and blemishes!
I have oily skin, large pores and am prone to breakouts. I am always looking for skincare products to help with those issues. This Pore Control Powder Emulsion works really well to keep my skin from getting oily throughout the day and makes my pores less noticeable. It contains tea tree, green tea and ceramides which are super helpful for keeping the skin youthful and breakout-free. I love that this has a nice(yet light) scent and feels soo good when I apply it to my face. The serum absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling super soft, but not sticky or greasy WHATSOEVER. It has really helped to clear up existing breakouts, stop new breakouts from emerging and any excess sebum under control!! This will forever be a part of my skincare routine.
Black Rice Hyaluronic Cream_Unscented
This black rice cream is my last step. It’s moisturizing enough to maintain my skin barrier while not making my oily skin look or feel greasy. The rice is good for my stressed out skin and this just works great as the cherry on top!
✨️𝔹𝕝𝕒𝕔𝕜 ℝ𝕚𝕔𝕖 ℍ𝕪𝕒𝕝𝕦𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕚𝕔 𝔸𝕔𝕚𝕕 ℂ𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕞~ ◾️This cream has been the perfect addition to my cold weather routine! It has a rich and creamy consistency, that protects and nourishes skin. Despite being on the thicker side, it absorbs beautifully, and leaves no greasy residue. This, in turn, allows it to layer well with both sunscreen and makeup. ▪️Another big bonus with this cream, is that it is fragrance free, and perfect for sensitive skin folks like me. The cream is chock full of skin loving antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, safflower oil and primrose oil. This cream leaves my skin soft, moisturized, nourished and plumped.
Mugwort Calming Clay Mask
Okay, so I recently saw a post about Mugwort and the many amazing benefits it has. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal. My breakouts were soo red and swollen I figured there had to be some kind of bacteria in there!! I use this as a spot treatment and it reduces the inflammation, size and redness of my acne. (Really any product with Mugwort would be beneficial if you suffer from blemishes!!)
The claim is the mask isn’t drying and is safe for sensitive skin. The mugwort extract soothes irritation and inflammation and replenishes moisture levels. I found this is a pretty amazing mask. There is barely a scent, an earthy scent but not heavy. It contains exfoliating mugwort leaf powder but it isn’t harsh or scratchy but is a smooth consistency. I have been using 2-3x a week for a couple of weeks. My skin is smoother and isn’t as oily around my nose and T zone.
Pretty Filter Icy Sherbet Primer
I am adding this to my list because with all of the breakouts I have had to use foundation every day to cover them. This primer helps to even my skin’s texture while cooling any sore blemishes. It also doesn’t irritate my skin or make my breakouts worse, which is KEY! It keeps my makeup from getting into my pores and creates a gorgeous canvas for makeup!!
I love the Pretty Filter Icy Sherbet Primer soo much!! The texture is extremely unique for a primer. It starts off thick, but then just kind of melts into the skin! I recommend pressing this into the skin for the best result. It’s cooling, fills in pores/fine lines and completely eliminates any oil/shine so that you can start your makeup with a fresh canvas or just go makeup-free! I would definitely purchase this one, as it makes my foundation look and wear soo much better and on no-makeup days I just use the primer by itself to give my skin that “filter” look!