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Update: The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

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The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5
The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

Since I’m removing lots of skin care products from my routine and trying to keep it to a minimum. Here’s another product that I’m eliminating. It’s The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5. The purpose of this serum is to lightly hydrate the skin with amino acid derivatives and B5. It’s supposed to help with dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, and loss of firmness and elasticity. Honestly, it didn’t do what it promised to do. This serum did not hydrate my skin well. It feels like I was applying water to my skin. Feels nice when applied to the skin at first but no results afterwards. I’ve been using this for months, and I haven’t seen any results. I’m ready to let it go.

Check out other products I’ve removed here: My BHA Journey: Week 4 Results + Product Reviews

It’s been better for my skin too. Less products. Better absorption. Less chances of clogged pores. And my skin care routine doesn’t take that long anymore. haha.

My previous review on this serum: Review: The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5

2 Weeks Results: Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

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Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel
Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

I’ve been using Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel for 2 weeks. I gave up on thick, heavy moisturizers because my skin couldn’t take how greasy, oily, and how it didn’t fully absorb into my skin well anymore. All caused clogged pores. My skin looked like a pimply, greasy mess! This moisturizer is simply just an aloe gel with propolis + other skin goodies (betaine, cucumber extract, allantoin). It doesn’t absorb into the skin quickly. I gently pat it into my skin and the product eventually sinks in leaving the skin matte. It leaves the skin feeling refresh and calm. Soothes the skin quite nicely. It has an odd smell to it. I thought it smelled a little weird. But, I got over it knowing that my skin has improved since using it. It gives my skin light hydration without clogging my pores. I haven’t broken out from it. The texture of my skin looks so much better than before. The changes aren’t drastic, but my skin looks cleaner and more refined. I like what I’m seeing. 🙂 It looks healthy. It looks like my skin prefers gels over cream moisturizers. Or, I just haven’t found a cream moisturizer that works on my skin, lol. This is working for me during the hot, dry months. 🌞

Ingredients:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Aqua (Water), Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Propolis Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Betaine, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine

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