New skincare products I like (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Here are a couple of skincare products that I have been really impressed with recently. I haven’t really been trying anything particularly new in my basic skincare, since I believe I have finally found a system of products that I can rotate that my skin actually enjoys. A mini skin profile for me: combination skin (oily on the t-zone, normal on the cheeks and chin), prone to acne (especially hormonal), and my skin is ridiculously sensitive to almost everything. With that said, here’s a list of the products and my thoughts on each one.
Mario Badescu Silver Powder ($12 | link): According to the Nordstrom website, this is supposed to ‘unclog congested pores and minimize buildup’ to promote ‘a healthier, cleaner-looking complexion and prevent pimples.’ My pores get very clogged on my nose and chin, to the point where if I don’t take care of my pores, my foundation will form many tiny bumps in my pores and prevent my foundation from being smooth. The product itself is a powder that you can apply on the face using a wet cotton ball. When I used the product for the first time, I got way too much powder on my cotton ball (lightly tap the cotton ball into the powder) and managed to get a good portion of powder on my (of course) black pants. :| Waited for ten minutes, wiped it off and I was amazed. Amazed I tell you, my pores were absolutely unclogged! Completely unclogged that night and I thought to myself “maybe it’s just a combination of me wanting a product to work and my eyes deceiving me let’s see how my foundation tomorrow applies.” It was completely smooth the next afternoon. Why hello one of my new favorite pore-declogging products, and it completely eliminated my blackheads. I use it up to two times a week (per directions) and it has worked wonders on my problem areas. Complete and total recommendation.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($17 | link): I finally ran out of my Etude House AC Clinic Pink Powder Spot + Extreme acne spot treatment (link - which I actually recommend as well, one of my absolute favorite products for stubborn/inflamed/oncoming pimples) and I was not planning to haul from the Etude House Gmarket store (which is where I purchase all of my Etude House products), so I decided to try this. It’s a bit more expensive than the Etude House product, but I think it works a tad bit faster than the Etude House one. For example, when I applied this on an already exposed medium-sized pimple, it dried up over two nights and the redness was almost gone in the same time period. With the Etude House product, it usually takes three to four days. Other than that, it is quite an effective product, and I use it as a spot treatment for pimples that just will not go away and/or quite painful.
C.O. Bigelow Rice & Bamboo Gentle Dermabrasion ($18 | link): Finally, this is one of the products that I purchased quite a while ago during Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual sale. Where I was at the time, the Bath and Body Works had all of their skincare line (C.O. Bigelow) on clearance, so I purchased this for three dollars. As I have mentioned before, I have started using the PMD to combat my old acne scarring, so I’m hesitant to use any other strong exfoliators because of the fear that it might create new scars. However, this product is actually quite gentle with little granules that gently smooth away dead skin. It’s not a product that I would recommend as your only exfoliating product unless your skin is very sensitive to exfoliation; but if you’re looking for a product that you can use in conjunction with a slightly stronger product later on in the week, then I completely recommend the product.
And that’s it! ＼(￣ー＼)(／ー￣)／＼(￣ー＼)(／ー￣)／ Toodles~