What Eye Creams Have I Been Using? ๐Ÿ‘€

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iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream

Today’s topic is going to be on eye creams! I haven’t talked about eye creams in a while. It’s been a good minute. So today, I’m spilling the beannns. What eye creams do I use? Well, I have more than a couple of eye creams I’ve been using religiously in the morning and at night. I don’t know why I use this many. I have a skin care addiction that I’m trying to tame. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ But since I already have these eye creams, I’m here to share them! Let’s begin with what’s in the photo (iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream!!).

iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream:

This eye cream is rich and creamy. It’s meant for the eyes and face, but I only use it on my eyes. The main ingredients are propolis extract (40.5%) and hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract (0.2%). It contains a bunch of other beneficial ingredients too, such as niacinamide, betaine, sodium hyaluronate, licorice root extract, beta-glucan, and so much more. The ingredient list of this product is pretty extensive. This eye cream works very well as a moisturizing eye cream. It’s one of the many eye creams that I use that actually leaves the skin around my eyes moisturized. It also helps to moisturize my eyelashes too. I like this product. It’s affordable for an eye cream that comes in a 30 mL squeeze tube. Most eye creams I’ve encountered have been in tiny tubes (0.5 fl. oz.) and costs so much more. I think this eye cream is a good eye cream. I’ve gone through a few tubes of it already. As for fine lines and wrinkles, it didn’t do much for them. It’s just a good moisturizing eye cream. I guess moisturizing helps to diminish some fine lines here and there. On my skin, I haven’t noticed much of a difference with fine lines or wrinkles but love the moisture it provides my skin.

Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream:

This eye cream isn’t that moisturizing. I’ve gone through a few tubes of it already. I prefer the iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream when it comes to moisture. The only reason I’m still using Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream is because it comes in a 30 mL (1 fl. oz.) tube. It’s super affordable. It also contains centella asiatica extract (49%), asiaticoside, asiatic acid, and madecassic acid. It’s supposed to help with wrinkles, but I haven’t noticed any improvements in wrinkles or even fine lines. It hasn’t irritated my skin, the ingredients look good, I just kept on using it, lol. I still have a bunch more tubes of this product left. I guess I’ll continue to use it, haha. I’m not sure if I’m going to purchase it again when I’m done with all of them. It’s one of those products I’m just keeping around just because.

Benton Fermentation Eye Cream:

This is another favorite eye cream of mine. It’s the Benton Fermentation Eye Cream. The product feels super silky and creamy. Whenever I apply this eye cream to my eye area, it just feels really nice on the skin. I love the ingredients of this eye cream too. It contains galactomyces ferment filtrate, bifida ferment lysate, macadamia seed oil, aloe leaf extract, allantoin, betaine, panthenol, beta-glucan, and so on. This eye cream seems very compatible with my skin. Every time I use it, my skin improves in terms of softness and smoothness. Once again, just like the other eye creams, not much of a difference when it comes to fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. I just really like the texture and consistency of this product. I enjoy using it.

RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream:

I’ve been an avid user of the RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream. I think it’s been over 10+ years now. The formulation of this product is soft, silky, smooth, and blends into the skin well. It contains retinol and copper gluconate. It’s at the end of the ingredient list, but that’s OK. Why? Because it’s effective. Effective as in my eye area would look much worse if I didn’t use this eye cream. I remember when I tried to switch to another eye cream (Neutrogena brand), and the skin around my eyes looked terrible. I went back to RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream so quick. As for fine lines and wrinkles, I think it helped. As I said before, my under eyes would’ve been much worse if I didn’t use this eye cream. It helps with maintenance, but it’s not perfection. I think this is the only eye cream I’ve used that does give some results. The main reason why I’m still using it! I don’t have crow’s feet so I can’t comment much on that. As for dark under eye circles and under-eye puffiness, nope, did nothing for them. You’re better off just getting enough sleep and eating healthy. I have pretty bad under eye circles, but I think it’s genetics. This eye cream is a staple in my skin care routine. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Love it.

Roc Mutli Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream:

I picked up another RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream. There’s a few others I tried too, but I wasn’t impressed by them. This one caught my eye because it contains hyaluronic acid and peptides. The formula of this eye cream is very soft and silky. It feels very elegant on the skin. I’m on my second tube of this eye cream, and I like it so far. It truly does moisturize the eye area. It leaves my under eyes soft and smooth. I think I’m in love with another RoC Retinol eye cream! It feels amazing on my skin. It contains sodium hyaluronate, caffeine, peptides, zinc gluconate. I’m going to keep using it just because I like the texture and consistency of the product, and it’s another product I really enjoy applying to my skin. As for crow’s feet, I don’t have crow’s feet but would like to prevent them from forming. Hopefully it helps to fend these signs of aging away as much as possible. Dark under eye circles? No results there. It doesn’t help with under eye puffiness either. It’s good at deeply moisturizing the skin around the eyes.

CeraVe Eye Repair Eye Cream:

I’m currently using this eye cream (finishing it up). This is one of the eye creams that I decided to not continue using after I’m done with it. Even though it contains niacinamide, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. It did absolutely nothing for my skin. It’s not even moisturizing. I think this is one of the most overhyped eye creams I’ve used. There’s nothing special about it. I thought it would work due to the ingredients and good reviews, but it didn’t deliver. I won’t buy again.

Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream:

I picked up Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream when it was on sale, lol. I honestly wouldn’t have bothered with it if it wasn’t, haha. But, surprisingly, I actually like this eye cream. It contains snail secretion filtrate, sunflower seed oil, niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, peptides, and much more. It feels creamy and sticky when dispensed from the pump bottle. I’m not a huge fan of the pump bottle since more product comes out of it than what is needed. It feels a little sticky, but it blends into the skin well. It absorbs in to the skin without feeling tacky. This eye cream is supposed to brighten the eye area and help diminish the appearance of dark under eye circles plus puffiness. From my experience, I’m on my second bottle, I find it moisturizing. I haven’t noticed any other benefits using this product. I don’t think it’s exactly a bad product. It’s truly moisturizing. I feel like the ingredients are pretty redundant considering other products I’m using, so I’m not sure if there’s going to be a repurchase.

The next two products are not eye creams, but I’ve been using them as one. They are…

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Filler:

I’m not new to this product. I’ve used it on and off in the past. It works. Doesn’t work. I don’t know. I purchased it again to see if it’ll work again. lol. This product contains retinol and hyaluronic acid. It’s supposed to fill in creases and re-plump the skin. It’s also supposed to help to diminish the look of deep wrinkles. I tried it on my face and all it did was clog my pores. It made my skin oily and dirty. Maybe it’ll work on someone with drier skin. For someone like me, with oily skin, unfortunately, it just did bad things to my skin. So! I started using it as an eye cream and neck cream. It seems to work better as that, since itโ€™s more moisturizing. Have I seen results? I really don’t know, but I have a couple of tubes to finish. lol.

GUERISSON 9 Complex Cream:

This is a face cream, but it works amazingly as an eye cream! Unfortunately, it didn’t work on my facial skin. I started to get clogged pores after using it. Even though it made my skin look more even, brighter, and moisturized, I couldn’t continue to use it because of the breakouts. As an eye cream, it’s wonderful! I also use it as a neck cream. The product contains horse oil/fat, shea butter, niacinamide, peptides, ceramide, and lots of other ingredients that are beneficial for the skin! It’s very moisturizing on the skin. No wonder why it didn’t work on my face. It makes me wonder if I’m being ripped off by companies when I purchase tiny, small eye cream products. Might as well drop some other eye cream products from my routine and use this. It works the same way. This cream also does a great job smoothing out my skin. It works to moisturize and leaves the skin feeling very soft and smooth. Most of my other eye creams do the same but costs much more for the amount of product! Just a thought! I feel like this product may be a keeper. We’ll see!

Those are my thoughts on my eye care products. Thank you for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚ What are your favorite eye creams? Share!

My Skin is CLEAR! :) What I’m Doing Now.

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Acne.org Skin Care Products

My skin is officially free from acne! And all thanks to BP! Wow, it worked so fast! ๐Ÿ˜ But I haven’t given up on BP after being clear. I’m still using it to treat my acne, but I don’t have to use it too often anymore. I’m aiming for once a week at night or twice a week if my skin gets really oily. I think once a week is more than enough. ๐Ÿค” BP really dries the living hell out of my skin. After a day of using BP, my skin looks more dull, uneven, and crusty. The next day, it looks AMAZING!! The dead skin just comes off and my skin looks so fresh, bright, and new! The dryness from BP can be a good thing for my skin sometimes, since my skin gets more oily during the more humid, hot, summer months. โ˜€๏ธ The weather has been hotter than usual. Along with using BP, I’ve made a few changes to my skin care routine. I know, AGAIN! I just can’t stop making changes. LOL. Since I’m focusing more on skin texture and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I mean, I’ve already gotten my acne under control. Now let’s keep the positive changes rolling! I still have some acne marks that needs to be treated, but I’m not going to purchase any new products to fade them. None of them have worked on my skin anyways. That’ll just be a waste of money. So I decided to re-add some products I removed not so long ago, haha. I know, odd! I didn’t expect this to happen, but I started to miss using these products on my facial skin. They are…

Guess first! lol. Never mind, let’s goooooooooooooo! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel:

All of a sudden I had the urge to use the Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel again. I needed some more moisture in my skin. And I just out of nowhere started using this product again. I think I’m just hooked on it, lol. It feels cooling and soothing on my skin. Gives my skin lightweight, jelly moisture on my oily skin. It’s not the most moisturizing moisturizer, but it provides nice hydration to my skin right now. I’ll use it, but I’m still not sure if I’ll buy another tube of the product. I still have another unopened tube of this product by the way, lol. I’m so addicted to skin care products, hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜‚ My skin is currently loving this aloe soothing gel.

Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner:

I really like how this facial toner feels on my skin. It’s another gel-based product. Works perfectly on my oily skin. Just like the Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel, it doesn’t provide much moisture, but I like it for what it is. I like the anti-aging ingredients in this product too. I’m almost out of the product, so I thought I would use it on my facial skin instead. I’m tempted to purchase another bottle since it’s so affordable for the amount of product. But we’ll see. I hope it does wonderous things to my skin for the time being. I’ll just have to wait and see what happens after finishing the bottle.

The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%:

I kind of missed that glow that I get from using The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2% and The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%. I decided to start using The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3% again. I decided NOT to use the Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%. I wanted to see how my skin is going to react to just using the Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3% serum. I really like these ingredients and can’t seem to find another product with these ingredients that are affordable. So! Let’s see how it’ll go just using The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3% alone without the Ascorbic Acid serum! My face hasn’t turned orange yet. Maybe it’s the Ascorbic Acid that’s turning me into an oompa loompa. ๐ŸŠ

Those are the 3 products I decided to reintroduce back into my skin care routine. I thought I would call it quits for good on these products, but it just felt like it was the right time to use them again. One night I just grabbed these products and used them on my face. The next morning, my skin was super glowy and pretty that I had to continue using them to see what happens. My skin has been looking good since. No problems so far. I haven’t experienced any breakouts from any of them (as of yet). I hope it stays this way. Besides skin care, I’m trying to eat healthy. Trying to get more vegetables into my diet. Drinking more water to keep my body hydrated. Everything has changed so much since the beginning of this year until now. Hope all goes well this summer and the rest of the year!

But there’s something else…

I started using tret again! Well, I still am once a week, but my dose has been increased! I’m using a higher concentration. I was bumped up to 0.1 for acne. 0.05 did absolutely nothing for my acne. I tried 0.1 before, and it was way too strong on my skin during that point in time. But, that was the past, this is now. Let’s give the 0.1 a try and see how my skin reacts. I’ve been using the 0.1 for about 2 days now. And you know what? My skin has been tolerating it pretty well. Much better than it did before. Here’s my 2 day experience using tret! What happened to my skin??

Day 1:

One night, I decided to use my tube of 0.1 tret. I had it. It was just sitting around unused because it was too strong for my skin at one point. Not anymore. I applied it to my skin. The product felt warm and smooth on my skin. It moved across my skin very nicely. I liked the way it felt on my skin. At the same time, I was petrified not knowing what would happen the next morning. When using tret, I used my moisturizing skin care products to prevent my skin from any dryness. There’s another product I started using again when I started using tret too. It’s the Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream. I needed a richer, heavier product to prevent my skin from drying out when on tret. This seemed to be the perfect choice. I took some of the cream and applied it to my face after applying tret and my lightweight moisturizers. Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream was the 4th product that I reintroduced to my skin care routine. ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 2:

The next morning (after day 1), my skin felt warm. I can see red splotches on my face. They weren’t that bad. They were just a light pink/red color that eventually faded away. I decided to use tret again on the second night. My skin didn’t feel dry or irritated besides some redness that went away. I’m glad I went forth with the second night. Because the next day, I noticed a lot of peeling on my face. Also, I noticed some random breakouts that healed very fast! Am I purging? Hmmm! My skin looked really good besides my skin peeling off all over my face. I’m pretty excited to remove these dry, dead skin cells from my face! Wow, is tret really working for me this time? Because it seems like it! My skin is responding well. No major irritations besides some redness and skin peeling on the second day. Maybe I just needed to give my skin a break and move on to something stronger. Also, I’ve continued to use Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream in the morning too and at night to prevent my skin from drying out or if there’s any itchiness. My skin hasn’t been itchy while on tret. Some dryness hasn’t been bad either. All is going well. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SO! It looks like I’m back on my tret journey. AGAINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! hahaha. I’m really excited this time because my skin is actually peeling like when I was using BP. The more dead skin my face sloughs off, the clearer my skin gets. It helps to prevent breakouts from living underneath the surface of the skin. Plus, it’s a bonus that it also helps to improve the quality of my skin. My skin looks really good right now. I’m not sure how long it’s going to take to achieve a near flawless (nothing is perfect!) complexion, but I’m really happy how things are going. I’ll make another update on my tret journey soon! See everyone there! I hope this post was helpful! Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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