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Life changing products that changed my skincare regime 🤩✨

I present to you some products that were truly eye-opening at the time of use and now!! I suffered with acne throughout my late teens and early twenties (less now), so I want to share the products that gave me today’s skin glow up 😍

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Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

I first used this when my skin was at its worst during COVID-19 in 2020 and it was one of the first steps to completely transforming my skin! But honestly, any product with niacinamide is a god send 😗🤌🏼

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Dry/Resilient

I love how affordable yet effective this is in brightening hyperpigmentation and acne marks! It has a light texture and absorbs well without a tacky finish. No scent either so great for sensitive noses

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

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4.2

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SA Cleanser

My go-to night cleanser - gentle and effective 🫧

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Dry/Resilient

This is a gentle cleanser that helps with my acne prone skin by keeping them at bay! I LOVE how well it foams and it’s so soft too 😍a small amount goes a long way. It’s also pretty affordable - I would say it’s in the small-to-mid price range.

SA Cleanser

CeraVe
SA Cleanser

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4.4

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Pure VC Mellight Boosting Essence

A kind of recent obsession. Pairing with niacinamide gives me the ULTIMATE glow and near glass skin 😩 the foam dispenser makes my routine so much fun too!!

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Dry/Resilient

When I realised this product dispensed FOAM, I was so excited to try it!! The air pump dispenses dense yet light, soft, white foam, where its fine particles allows for a very quick absorption than your standard liquid serums etc - it was eye opening as it just✨dissolves✨ It’s also very fun to use and apply 😆 There isn’t much of a scent which is a plus for some. Besides the pump, the rest of the packaging is a clear, dark brown plastic bottle to preserve the oxidation of vitamin c. In terms of results, I have been using the essence for 3 weeks and have seen a noticeable improvement in my hyperpigmentation, skin tone, dullness, breakouts and overall complexion - it gives me a healthy glow 🤩 I stopped using other active ingredients (retinol, exfoliants) during the testing period and it withheld my breakouts which I was happy about!

Pure VC Mellight Boosting Essence

Dr. Ceuracle
Pure VC Mellight Boosting Essence

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4.6

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Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner

Although I didn’t necessarily see a major difference when using this, I believe it kept my skin less inflamed from redness. I also liked the watery texture and enjoyed putting it on with my hands 🙌🏼

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Dry/Resilient

🌱 It has a clear, water-like consistency that absorbs well 🌱 It doesn’t have a scent, no irritation or breakouts 🌱 Helps reduce redness with the gentle formula and has good moisturising properties 🌱Comes in a whopping 250ml slightly frosted, hard plastic bottle - I love the minimalist design and thick lid!

Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner

ANUA
Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner

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4.5

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Retinol Intense Reactivating Serum

Retinol has also been another skin saver at keeping my acne at bay! I’ve only tried about two retinol products so far but I like this one because it also has other ingredients that benefit the skin.

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Dry/Resilient

⚡️This serum has a viscous, slightly yellow toned texture. Despite this, it absorbs quickly. ⚡️ It has a mild, floral scent which was unexpectedly nice ⚡️ It comes in a unique, rectangular-shaped bottle ⚡️ So far, most times I use it, it gives me 3 drops max in one go after squeezing the dropper, so I have to get more. Not sure if that’s just how much the dropper can hold or I’m not squeezing enough

Retinol Intense Reactivating Serum

Some By Mi
Retinol Intense Reactivating Serum

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4.6

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Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule

How could I nearly forget about this??! This product was my first giveaway win from Picky and it was how I found out about this amazing community and app! Propolis is one of my favourite ingredients to tackle acne whilst also giving me lots of moisture and glow ✨ love love love this 💛

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Dry/Resilient

Want a skin glow up? This product will actually do that! 🍯 Contains a whopping 83.25% of Black Bee Propolis Extract that nourishes the skin and leaves it glowing ✨ Its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties reduced redness and irritation on my skin, beneficial for acne-prone and sensitive skin types. 🍯 After continuously using it, I noticed that my skin had fewer breakouts (especially with maskne 👀) and more consistent in my overall complexion. It’s a great ingredient to have to strengthen the skin barrier. 🍯 The formulation is beautiful: a light, smooth gel texture with minimal stickiness, unlike real honey. Upon application, it looks a bit thick but when I started to spread it, the product glided on my skin and it was very satisfying. The finish is not at all greasy and soaked in quickly. 🍯 The small list of 11 ingredients allows for a higher concentration of propolis extract without the need for unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. Since ampoules usually have the highest concentration compared to serums and essences, the effectiveness is stronger. 🍯 No noticeable scent identified, great for sensitive noses and those sensitive to fragrance. 🍯 The packaging is adorable, the lid representing a honey dipper.

Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule

COSRX
Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule

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4.7

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Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++

One of the best sunscreens I’ve used, thanks to Picky 💞 everything is beautiful from the texture to the packaging!

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Dry/Resilient

🌟 This is a beautiful sunscreen! The texture is a light, creamy lotion with no stickiness so it doesn’t feel like a sunscreen at all 😍 🌟 It has no scent either 🌟 I’ve worn this post-shower on it’s own and it moisturised my skin well 🌟 The packaging is a tube with an air pump so it’s hygienic

Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++++

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4.8

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