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Skin Barrier Fix: Products I swear by!

No matter how much we care for our skin, we will still encounter occasional skin barrier issues. These issues may be caused by over-exfoliation or the use of retinoids, leading to light to moderate irritation. Therefore, it's essential to have at least two of these products in our skincare collection in case we face these minor emergencies.

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Cicaplast Baume B5+

Weekly slugging does wonders! No wonder why this is most retinoid users' go-to product!

Cicaplast Baume B5+ product review
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Blushforbreakfast


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La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 is a must-have for anyone using retinoids, especially during the purging phase. As we go through purging, our skin may develop all sorts of bumps, redness, peeling, and irritation. I personally have struggled with severe acne caused by tretinoin purging, and I've had a love-hate relationship with this cream. I slather it on my skin once a week and also when I need it. Sometimes, I dislike how it's too thick and greasy, and my hair sticks to my face, not to mention it leaves a white cast. However, the morning after, I love how it calms my redness, and my irritation is gone. I didn't observe any effects on my acne, despite claims that it helped minimize it. Nevertheless, this is my go-to cream for rapid skin recovery. Will I buy it again? Yes, as long as I am using tretinoin. I require this for my weekly slugging routine. Just be aware that there are many counterfeit products out there. I almost purchased one! Make sure to buy only from reputable stores! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Cicaplast Baume B5+

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Cicaplast Baume B5+

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Master Serum

A powerhouse of hydrating ingredients that you need to fix that barrier! It's like having FIVE serums in ONE!

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I was drawn to Mixsoon x UNA Master Serum's powerful combination of ingredients. Normally, I would have to use separate products to get centella, panthenol, bifida ferment extract, and hyaluronic acid in my routine, but this serum has it all. It's truly a one-of-a-kind product that meets all my needs! I have a strong preference for soothing and hydrating products. Given that I use tretinoin, hydroquinone, and kojic acid for lightening my acne marks, I'm aware that my skin barrier could get compromised. This lightweight, watery serum, combined with Niacinamide, provides everything I need. I love waking up to a plump skin every morning! Would I purchase it again? Absolutely! It's like getting the benefits of five serums for the price of one! πŸ’•

Master Serum

MIXSOON
Master Serum

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Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Enrich Cream

I swear by its ability to calm my inflammation overnight. Don't believe me? Read the reviews!

Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Enrich Cream product review
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My New HG! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ During my mid-phase of purging, I was battling full-blown cystic acne due to overuse of 10% benzoyl peroxide. My skin barrier was damaged, leading to inflammation, itchiness, and even more breakouts. This cream exceeded my expectations, delivering on its promises overnight. I went over my stash and decided to try the Probio Cica cream, in tandem with the Probio Cica ampoule - these products were nothing short of miraculous. Unlike most products, they didn't cause that stinging sensation when applied. Overnight, my skin was transformed. The pain subsided, and the redness vanished by the next day. Like nothing happened, literally!!! πŸ˜ƒ The cream's unique consistency, somewhat reminds me of Cosrx Snail Mucin, may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it didn't bother me at all. It is not too thick nor too light, I can wear it during the day. Plus, the packaging is so nice, complete with a clear spatula that doubles as a massaging wand. Needless to say, I'll be repurchasing this phenomenal product. πŸ’•

Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Enrich Cream

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Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Enrich Cream

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Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule

Of course, the instant favorite of most skincare junkies! This and the Probio Cica cream: BEST DUO to fix your damaged skin barrier

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I can't emphasize enough how much I LOVE the Skin1004 Probio Cica Ampoule. It has been extremely helpful in my ongoing battle against skin purging. Pairing it with the IUNIK Beta Glucan Serum and the Skin1004 Probio Cica cream, I immediately noticed significant results. I was really surprised by how instantly it soothed my red, itchy, and bumpy skin overnight while also locking in hydration. I'm happy with the results, and there's no question that I'll be repurchasing it. If you're suffering from a compromised skin barrier, I definitely recommend giving this ampoule a try. Whew! I kept bragging about this product in forums and in my social media pages. This line from Skin1004 is absolutely impressive!!!πŸ’–

Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule

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Madagascar Centella Probio-Cica Intensive Ampoule

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Beta Glucan 100% Power Moisture Serum

Beta Glucan can hold better moisture than hyaluronic acid! Therefore it provides relief to dry and damaged skin!

Beta Glucan 100% Power Moisture Serum product review
Beta Glucan 100% Power Moisture Serum product review
Beta Glucan 100% Power Moisture Serum product review
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As a retinoid user, (tretinoin, switched to adapalene then back to tretinoin) our skin may be more sensitive and prone to dryness, while also needing extra care to address acne concerns. The IUNIK Beta Glucan Serum contains ingredients that can help hydrate, soothe, and nourish the skin. Firstly, the star ingredient in this serum is beta-glucan, which is known for its intense moisturizing properties. Beta-glucan helps to replenish and retain moisture in the skin, which is crucial when using retinoids that can cause dryness. What's even greater is that it is 20% more hydrating than Hyaluronic Acid! 🀩 It can help eliminate the dryness and maintain a healthy moisture barrier. On days when my skin is extra-dry, I use it in lieau of toner and essences. Sometimes, when I have a damaged skin barrier, I mix it with my moisturiser. It's so versatile and works well with my serums and ampoules. It's so lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. It's so mild yet effective, it reduces the likelihood of further irritation. No wonder why it worked on my suffering from dry, inflamed, and sensitive skin. πŸ’–

Beta Glucan 100% Power Moisture Serum

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Beta Glucan 100% Power Moisture Serum

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Midnight Blue Calming Cream

A spot treatment that works like magic! Apply it on your dry patches, itchy bumps, raw & irritated skin. You'll forget that you ever had those! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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Now I understand why so many people love Klairs Midnight Blue Recovery Cream! It works miraculously! I'm glad they've switched to a tube; it's more hygienic and prevents the product from getting contaminated, which is the last thing we need when dealing with skin irritation. The cream isn't meant to be used as moisturiser. As per product literature, you only need to apply it on areas that need it. So I only use it sparingly, applying it to my problem spots. I once damaged my skin barrier so badly that it felt hot and painful to the touch! I applied this cream before sleep, and the next day, I couldn't believe what had happened the day before. It's like brand new skin had grown on the surface or something. It's amazing! I also use it whenever I have dry, itchy patches, and when I have rashes on my body. I love this cream, and it's a necessity in my household!

Midnight Blue Calming Cream

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Midnight Blue Calming Cream

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Nice selections my dear friend πŸ‘πŸ»
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Thank you! 😻
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