Skin type: Combination
Skin Problems: Tone, texture, hyperpigmentation, and oily skin all caused by HORMONAL ACNE.
Hello Glow posted a great article that led me to look more into gut health and how I could balance my hormones. From there I decided to reduce dairy consumption to almost nothing along with processed foods. I noticed a huge difference. Since I now know the source of my acne I have taken the time to invest and test out products that may help my skin problems.
Below is a list of my current favorites:
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser - $34.00 125 ml
This was a random find for me because I am an oil cleanser type of girl, but I was on Sephora’s website and stumbled across this wash. After reading a couple of reviews online and trying a sample from Sephora I was sold.
This product was able to exceed all of my expectations. My face just feels clean without feeling stripped, you know that tight and dry feeling after using something that is too strong. Another win for this product is that you are able to leave this on for 5 minutes and it will act as a gentle exfoliate.
Next on my list to try from this brand is the CoQ-10 Toner.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua/Eau), Decyl Glucoside (Veg. Oils & Sugar), Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate, Coco-Glucoside (Coconut and Sunflower Oil), Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Xanthan Gum, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Lycopene (Tomato), Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate
Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser - $34.00 110 g
Since I am an oil cleanser fan I couldn't completely remove it from my routine. Now the brightening cleanser gets the job done, but I like to use this oil cleanser twice a week. It makes my skin feel like butter. You know a good comparison would be leaving a little bit of deep conditioner in your hair vs washing it all out.
This butter turns into milky goodness when water is applied and washes away leaving my skin feeling supple. The dewiness gives me a glow that carries me through the day. For an extra clean it comes with a bamboo booster that is best used in the morning to remove dead skin cells.
Next on my list to try from this brand is the T.L.C. Framboos Glycol Night Serum.
Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream - $48.00 50 ml
I have been using this product for over a year now, it has not let me down. This speaks volumes for me because once I use a product up I am on to the next, nope not this one. My ride or die.
It has a thick consistency that doesn't leave me feeling greasy by the end of the day, my skin just feels balanced. I just love it and I am sure you would too.
Next on my list to try from this brand is the Cicapair Tiger Grass Re. Pair Serum.
Let me know in the comments your favorite skincare products.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Methyl Trimethicone, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Vegetable Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Ceramide NP, Stearic Acid, Algae Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, C12-16 Alcohols, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Malt Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Throbroma Caco (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Curuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Pyracantha Fortuneana Fruit Extract, Glycerly Polymethacrylate, Cholesterol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Fructooligosaccharides, Beta-Glucan, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-51, Raffinose, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Folic Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Tromethamine, Ceramide AP, Ceramide AS, Ceramide NS, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Ceramide EOP.