My Lip Care Routine

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Lip Care Routine

Here’s my lip care routine! πŸ‘„ This is what I use to keep my lips smooth, moisturized, and healthy-looking. πŸ™‚

Lip Mask

I’ve been using a lip sleeping mask for almost 2 years now. The lip sleeping mask I’m currently using is Carenel Lip Sleeping Mask. I’m on my second jar. I’ve been using this lip mask every night and haven’t made a dent in the jar yet. I still have a lot of product left. This stuff seems to last forever! So this lip mask isn’t my favorite. I don’t have a favorite yet. I haven’t tried that many lip masks. Just the one I’m using right now. Since I haven’t finished it yet, there’s no reason to purchase a new one any time soon. I do have a small jar of Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (sample size, pictured in photo) that I haven’t tried out yet. I’ll test it out once I finish Carenel. I just don’t feel like moving on from Carenel yet until I finish it, lol.

So the Carenel Lip Sleeping Mask feels sticky when applied to the lips. I apply enough product over the lips to keep my lips moisturized. Just like I’m applying a facial mask but for the lips. The sleeping mask stays in place and doesn’t run off of my lips, which I love! It’s non-messy even though it has a sticky texture to it. I wish it was more moisturizing, but I’m not too dissatisfied with this sleeping mask. I’m able to use it without skipping nights and disliking it. It’ll work for the time being. It has a berry-ish scent to it. The fragrance of the product isn’t overwhelming. I don’t love it, but I’m not bothered by it. I can use it without any issues. No burning or irritation of any kind.

Lip Scrub

I usually don’t use a dedicated lip scrub product for my lips. I have a face brush that I run over my lips when I use it to wash my face, or I just use a toothbrush. I feel that the methods I use work the same as a store-bought lip scrub. The results are pretty much the same. They both remove dead skin cells. But, one summer I purchased a few jars of St Ives Lip Scrub Juicy Watermelon to try out. This is a lip scrub made out of sugar crystals. It feels a bit sticky, but it works to remove dead skin from the lips. I wish I was able to move the product over the lips much more easily and comfortably. To add some slip to the lip scrub, I added a few drops of almond oil or jojoba oil to make it easier to move over the lips without tugging the skin too much. I don’t use this product often. I feel like I don’t need it. Once I finish it up, I won’t purchase it again. Also, I prefer the other methods I mentioned earlier to remove dead skin from my lips. It’s inexpensive and works long term for me. I’ve been doing it for so long that there’s no need to change it. It was nice to try out a lip scrub again though. Maybe I just haven’t found a lip scrub that I really liked yet. This one wasn’t too bad. I’m just not overly ecstatic about it.

Healing Ointment

This is my favorite product out of all of the products I use on my lips. It’s the CeraVe Healing Ointment. This product contains mineral oil, paraffin, ceramides, cholesterol, vitamin e, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, etc. I use this healing ointment on my lips every night to seal in moisture after I apply the lip sleeping mask. It works to keep my lips soft and moist the next morning. The CeraVe Healing Ointment isn’t just great for the lips. It works for dry patches of skin, itchy skin, irritated skin, and so much more! It’s an awesome sealant to keep moisture in the skin. I love that it contains ceramides. That makes it an even better product! This is a multi-purpose product that I love to have around since I can’t use what people recommend all the time (Aquaphor). Aquaphor makes my skin really irritated and itchy. It must be the lanolin! Every time I use a product with that ingredient on my face, my skin breaks out in hives. My face hates it! With CeraVe (lanolin-free), I have no issues. Just soft, smooth, and moisturized skin. It’s great for healing the skin. I have a few bottles of CeraVe Healing Ointment sitting around just in case I need to save my skin.

Sun Protection

In the morning, I use Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50. It’s not the most moisturizing lip balm, but it’s not drying. This is a chemical-based SPF lip balm. Broad spectrum. It’s water-resistant (80 minutes). I’ve gone through so many that I’ve lost count. It’s an affordable SPF for the lips. I just stuck with it because I have no reason to switch to any other SPF. It works. It’s inexpensive. It does what it’s supposed to do. It protects the lips from harmful UVB and UVA rays. It’s a high SPF lip balm too (SPF 50!!!). I always make sure to stash one or two in my pocket or bag just in case I need it. I get freckles on my lips. This lip balm with sunscreen has helped prevent more freckles from forming.

That’s my lip care routine for now. 😊

My Acne Journey: 5 Months + 3 Weeks

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CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

Hi everyone. πŸ™‚ It’s been 5 months and 3 weeks on this acne journey. I can’t believe it’s been this long on this journey! I’m pushing forward each day!

So I took a 3 day break from my acne treatment this week. I tried to increase the dose and it all backfired, lol. In other words, I burned my face. During this break, I tried iUNIK Beta-Glucan Power Moisture Serum to hydrate and heal my skin. You can read about my experience by clicking on the link. From my experience with this product, I won’t be continuing on with it. It made my skin worse. It seems like my skin prefers a plain, bland, minimal skin care routine. I just went back to my normal daily skin care routine. On my rest days (if there’s any), I just leave my skin alone. I use nothing on my skin at night. By the end of the week, the breakouts shrunk in size. My skin felt less dry. I was very disappointed with the results I got from iUNIK. I’m never using it ever again. I can’t wait to finish it (on my body) and toss it out. I’m not sure how this product has positive reviews. It’s not worth the money. No wonder why I was breaking out so much back then. It was a combination of things plus this product and most likely other products.

After another week of using Olay Regenerist Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Revitalizing Facial Cleanser. My skin doesn’t feel dry from using this facial cleanser anymore. My skin is finally used to it. But, I’m still on the look out for a new facial cleanser. Still.

I stopped using bha during the break, and I was using it 1-2 times a week, but I’ve bumped up my use of the product this week. I’m dealing with random blackheads popping up out of nowhere. I wonder if it has to do with my sunscreens. Some of them feel sticky, tacky, and overly moisturizing. My skin does not need that much moisture. Just enough. Reapplying sunscreen really leaves my skin feeling heavy sometimes. I’ll keep using bha and see what happens to my skin. Hopefully the blackheads are going to clear up. If not, I’ll have to find something else to get rid of these blackheads.

More products I tried this week!

Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30:

I still haven’t seen this product being sold anywhere. I still have 2 bottles of this sunscreen left. After I finished Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, I started using Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. I have to use them up so they won’t go to waste. I’m only using this sunscreen indoors. It’s not sweat or water-proof. My experience using this sunscreen wasn’t that good. I’ve used it for many years because it was the only sunscreen product that didn’t clog my pores, moisturized my skin, and brightened it. I guess it wasn’t too bad of a product. At least it didn’t clog my pores and made my complexion more even. It contains glycine soja (soybean) seed extract to help fade acne marks and brighten the skin. I’m glad I found other sunscreens that provide better protection without clogging my pores. I was pretty committed to this sunscreen. Well, once I finish the last bottles of this product, it’s done. I have no choice anyways. I think it’s been discontinued. There’s also fragrance in this product. I found it pretty irritating to the skin and eyes. By the way, this is a chemical sunscreen. Hell yes! It burned my eyes. I wonder how I put up with that for so many years.

Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40:

I finished my first bottle of Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 this week. The texture of the sunscreen felt very silky smooth. That’s one thing about the sunscreen that I really liked. It smoothed over my skin easily and blends into the skin very well. This sunscreen, unfortunately, burned my eyes. I can’t use it near my eyes or the skin around my eyes. I used a mineral-based sunscreen instead for the eye area when using Trader Joe’s SPF 40. It also clogged my pores once again. I noticed a few clogged pores on my chin and 2 cysts (haven’t had these in a while!) after a few days of using it. The sunscreen does contain shea butter. Perhaps that is the culprit. So, the texture and consistency of the sunscreen is very lovely. It moisturizes and smooths out the skin. It works as a makeup primer due to it smoothing the skin out. Since it breaks me out, I won’t purchase another bottle after finishing my last one. I’m not going to use the rest on my face but my body.

Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Lotion SPF 15:

I finished (couldn’t get the rest out of the bottle) this sunscreen in August (read more on my skin care empties). It’s November. I noticed that I still had this SPF sitting around unused because I couldn’t cut open the bottle. Yes, that’s what I do to get every last drop out. With Eucerin’s packaging, they make it difficult to get to every last drop. Finally, I was able to cut open the bottle with much difficulty. Look what’s at the bottom of the bottle? Tons of product leftover. Sheesh! This would’ve been a waste if I had just tossed the sunscreen out after the pump couldn’t dispense any product out. This is one of those products that I would never purchase again. They need to change the packaging of the product. It sucks. It infuriates me knowing that products like this exist. Terrible product.

Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream & CeraVe Moisturizing Cream:

I stopped using Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream on my face a while ago. I’ve been trying to use it up and using it as an eye cream. My facial skin didn’t like the cream, but the skin around my eyes seems to love it. The cream is fragrance-free, non-irritating, and blends into the skin effortlessly. It smooths out the eye area too. I love it! I might bring it back into my skin care routine as an eye cream (not a face cream). Another product I attempted to use as an eye cream is the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. With this cream, it didn’t work out. The cream wouldn’t blend into my skin. I just didn’t like the way it felt on my eyes. It didn’t leave my skin feeling moisturized like the Eucerin cream. CeraVe seems to work better on body. It doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind and absorbs into the skin pretty quick. On my eyes, it’s another story.

What else am I doing??

I’ve been eating pretty healthy. You can check out on my update on my health goals right here. I’ve increased my intake of vegetables after that update, haha. I’ve seen an improvement in my skin too. I’ve had less breakouts and skin just looks so much better. So it’s not just skin care I’m doing. I don’t even use that many skin care products on my face anyways. I think it’s pretty ridiculous to just rely on skin care to have healthy skin. Skin health also comes from within. I’m happy to be back on track! Also, I stopped wearing face makeup most days of the week. I didn’t see the purpose anymore. I just wanted to let my skin be. Just take care of it and not have too many makeup products on it. It’s nice to see a makeupless face.

Moving on to 6 months! Has it been this long?? 🀯

Catch up on my acne journey right here!!

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My Acne Journey: 2 WEEKS!! 

My Acne Journey: 3 Weeks Results!

My Acne Journey: 4 Weeks Results!

My Acne Journey: 5 WEEKS IN!

My Acne Journey: 6 Weeks Results…

My Acne Journey: 7 Weeks Results

My Acne Journey: 2 MONTHS!! 

My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 1 Week Results!

My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 2 Weeks!

My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 3 Weeks Results!

My Acne Journey: 3 MONTHS!! πŸ˜ƒ

My Acne Journey: 3 Months + 1 Week Results

My Acne Journey: 3 Months + 2 Weeks Results

My Acne Journey: 3 Months + 3 Week Results

My Acne Journey: 4 MONTHS!!

My Acne Journey: 4 Months + 1 Week Results.

My Acne Journey: 4.5 Months + Clear Skin!!

My Acne Journey: 4 Months + 3 Weeks! What I’m Doing to Maintain My Clear Skin. πŸ™‚

My Acne Journey: 5 MONTHS!!

My Acne Journey: 5 Months + 1 Week Results

My Acne Journey: 5.5 Months Results!

My Acne Journey: 4 Months + 3 Weeks! What I’m Doing to Maintain My Clear Skin. :)

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The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid Powder

I’m nearing 5 months on this journey soon!! My skin officially cleared up after 4 months. I’m just in maintenance mode now. All I’m doing is the basics. I’m glad I got rid of all of those excess amount of skin care products. Currently using them on my body. I have to use them up somehow. It’s still taking forever! 😭 But, lesson learned, I guess, lol. I feel like I should know this already since my skin thrives on a basic skin care routine plenty of times before. I guess it’s called a skin care addiction. πŸ˜‚ Well, let’s check out what went on this week!

What’s new this week?

I stopped using a moisturizer in the morning. Yup, I don’t have a dedicated moisturizer for mornings anymore. I feel like I was using too many products even though it was just this single product. It just felt too much applying that moisturizer on my face in the morning, lol. I noticed more blackheads and sebaceous filaments when I started using a moisturizer in the morning too. It felt like a waste of product and money when I didn’t really need one for AM use. What’s the point of using a product when it’s not necessary? I have oily skin, and it just makes things worse. So I started using a more moisturizing sunscreen instead, so it’s more like a two-in-one deal. The product is La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Face & Body Sunscreen Lotion SPF 100. I was using La Roche-Posay Anthelios Body & Face Mineral Sunscreen Gentle Lotion SPF 50, but it was too drying on my skin. I got really tired of the white cast and how drying it is. It’s my favorite sunscreen (right now) for touch-ups, but I want a sunscreen that’s more moisturizing. And that is, the La Roche-Posay SPF 100 since I still have it. Here’s my experience with this sunscreen this week!

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Face & Body Sunscreen Lotion SPF 100:

I chose this sunscreen because I remember it being moisturizing. I can just skip moisturizer and go straight to using sunscreen in the morning. This helps to cut down my morning routine too. I’m only using a single product on my face. It makes things even simpler. So this sunscreen is very moisturizing on the skin. It feels lightweight without any other products underneath (serums, essences, moisturizers, creams, gels). It made my skin appear a little greasy, but that didn’t bother me too much. It sat comfortably on my skin. I liked that it didn’t dry my skin out. I needed the moisture. But, with this sunscreen, I can’t use it near my eyes. Yes, it burns like hell. It must be the smell of this sunscreen. It has a strong sunscreen/chemical smell to it. Yuck! Not a fan. But even with the negatives, I’ll still use it until I find something else that’s better. It moisturizes my skin and protects my skin. That’s what matters most to me. It hasn’t irritated my facial skin. It works for what it is.

Here’s my experience with some other sunscreens I’m trying to finish up. πŸ‘‡πŸ»

Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

This sunscreen feels very soft and soothing when applied to the skin. It rubs in nicely and doesn’t leave residue behind. I didn’t notice a white cast this time either. With this sunscreen, it never sets on the skin. It sits on top of the skin. It leaves my skin shiner and greasier. Since it’s only SPF 30, I’m using it as an indoor sunscreen. I prefer to stick to SPF 50+ sunscreens for everyday/outdoors. It works very well as a moisturizer. It saved my dry skin when it was cracking and peeling. Works well on sensitive skin. It contains ceramides, and I really do love my ceramides. πŸ₯° Keeps my moisture barrier happy. This moisturizer with sunscreen is actually even more moisturizing compared to the Vanicream Daily Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin, in my opinion. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth after I rinse it off for the day. So it helps to improve the quality of the skin. I didn’t notice any breakouts after using it this time. Keep in mind that I didn’t use any other products underneath the sunscreen. I feel that this sunscreen has some good qualities, but I don’t like the way it leaves my skin looking shiny and greasy. Plus, it’s only SPF 30. I need a higher SPF for my skin type.

Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ (Clear):

I tried this sunscreen again. I still have a few bottles of it left to finish. Applying this sunscreen to the skin was nice and soothing at first. But after it absorbs into the skin, it leaves the skin feeling dry and super tight. It felt like my skin was going crack. I couldn’t move my face. Yes, it absorbs quickly. Yes, it feels lightweight on the skin rather than thick and heavy. But, I’d much prefer a sunscreen that’s thick and heavy than a drying one. My face hurts using it. Reapplying was not fun. By the third application with this sunscreen, my eyes started to burn and the sunscreen pilled near my hairline. So the only way I’ll be able to finish this sunscreen is if I use it with another sunscreen that’s moisturizing. I’ve been using it with Vanicream Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30. Not mixed together, but I layer them. Vanicream helps to lessen the dryness. I only use Canmake when I’m indoors. It didn’t work for me at all. I tanned, burned, and freckled using it outdoors (including reapplying). This sunscreen is so overhyped. It didn’t protect my skin at all. Thinking about it pisses me off, lol.

When I can’t use a sunscreen near my eyes (La Roche-Posay SPF 100!), I use another sunscreen that I still have (trying to finish it). It’s the Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50. This sunscreen doesn’t burn my eyes, so it works for the eye area. I can’t use it on my face due to it clogging my pores.

I love how my morning routine just consists of sunscreen. πŸ™ƒ It’s so simple. πŸ‘ŒπŸ» I don’t need extra products. My skin’s good. βœ…

New Products??

I thought I wasn’t going to add any skin care products, but I decided to add vitamin c powder. I know, I know, lol. I said I wasn’t going to, haha. I needed an affordable, easy-to-use antioxidant in my routine. Using vitamin c went well this week. No orange 🍊 face. I woke up to a brighter and more even-toned complexion. By the way, I only use it at night. I don’t use anything else on my skin besides sunscreen in the morning. It’s too extra for me. Also, I haven’t worn makeup for a few weeks now. I started wearing makeup then stopped. Might pick it up back up again whenever.

That’s what I did this week. I really didn’t think I would ever use vitamin c again. But, knowing me, I love trying out previous/new products out. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ See everyone next week! I can’t wait!

If you missed out on my acne journey (more like maintaining clear skin journey now, haha), follow the links below!

My Acne Journey: 1 Week In…

My Acne Journey: 2 WEEKS!! 

My Acne Journey: 3 Weeks Results!

My Acne Journey: 4 Weeks Results!

My Acne Journey: 5 WEEKS IN!

My Acne Journey: 6 Weeks Results…

My Acne Journey: 7 Weeks Results

My Acne Journey: 2 MONTHS!! 

My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 1 Week Results!

My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 2 Weeks!

My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 3 Weeks Results!

My Acne Journey: 3 MONTHS!! πŸ˜ƒ

My Acne Journey: 3 Months + 1 Week Results

My Acne Journey: 3 Months + 2 Weeks Results

My Acne Journey: 3 Months + 3 Week Results

My Acne Journey: 4 MONTHS!!

My Acne Journey: 4 Months + 1 Week Results.

My Acne Journey: 4.5 Months + Clear Skin!!

Review: Eucerin Advanced Hydration SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid + Humectants

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Eucerin Advanced Hydration SPF 50

I have a new sunscreen to review. πŸ™‚ I have the Eucerin Advanced Hydration SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid + Humectants. I’ve been eyeing this sunscreen for a while. I finally picked up a bottle to try it out. I’ve been trying to find a new sunscreen for the face. A sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast behind and doesn’t dry out the skin. This seemed like a good pick. This sunscreen is supposed to be lightweight and non-greasy with a dry touch finish that leaves no visible residue. It’s formulated with 5 antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and humectants for an immediate and long lasting hydrating effect. Developed with dermatologists. It’s non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and hypoallergenic. Suitable for sensitive skin and for daily use. Formulated for all skin tones. Free of fragrance, dyes, parabens, PABA, phthalates, oxybenzone, and octinoxate. It’s water-resistant (up to 80 minutes) and sweat-resistant. It also comes in a bigger bottle (5 fl. oz.). I honestly can’t stand sunscreens that come in tiny little bottles. I use a ton of sunscreen per day, and it gets so expensive. Here are my thoughts on Eucerin Advanced Hydration SPF 50! Did it work out? Read on to find out!

My Experience with Eucerin Advanced Hydration SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid + Humectants:

Texture & Application

This sunscreen is a lotion. The texture of the sunscreen is soft and smooth. I tried the sunscreen on the face and body. On the face, it felt very moisturizing, but it was very difficult to apply. The sunscreen doesn’t glide across the facial skin well. It takes a while to blend the sunscreen into the skin. After blending, it leaves a little bit of white residue behind. This was weird because it’s a chemical sunscreen. I’ve never experienced this with a chemical sunscreen before. They usually just absorb into the skin nicely without leaving any white residue or a cast behind. The product felt extremely sticky on my face. It didn’t really set on the skin. I waited for about 30 minutes, and my skin still felt sticky. I didn’t like the way the sunscreen sat on my skin. It claims to be non-greasy, but it feels very oily and greasy. Very, very oily. It was not a good experience using the product. I could see some of the hairs on the side of my face sticking up as well. The sunscreen also leaked into my hairline and made my hair feel sticky, greasy, and super shiny. As a face sunscreen, it didn’t work for me. On the body, that’s a different story. It worked. The product is moisturizing and blends into the skin well. I didn’t have any issues applying the sunscreen lotion on my body.

It’s a moisturizing sunscreen! πŸ’¦

One of the reasons why I purchased this sunscreen is because it’s a hydrating and moisturizing sunscreen. And it is! But, it didn’t work on my face. It felt too oily, greasy, and heavy on my facial skin. I didn’t like using it as a face sunscreen. As a body sunscreen, it’s nice. I’ve been using it on my hands, and it works for that purpose. Just not my face.

Burning eyes, smells like crap.

This product claims to be fragrance-free. In fact, it does have a smell to it. It has a chemical smell that bothered me. I honestly didn’t like it. Even though I’m not using the sunscreen on my face (anymore), I still can’t stand the smell of it using it on my body. It’s so strong that it burns my eyes and makes my eyes watery. It’s a bit too much for me. It’s a sunscreen that actually smells like a sunscreen. It would be nice if the product didn’t have a strong chemical smell to it. I’m not too fond of smells, I guess, lol.

Breakouts? Clogged pores??

Even though I loved how moisturizing this sunscreen is, I noticed clogged pores using it on my face after 2 days. The sunscreen is just too oily and greasy on my face. It makes my skin appear more shiny and oily too. That’s just not good for my skin type. I noticed whiteheads along my mouth area and jawline. Ugh! I was sooo mad when I saw the breakouts. The sad thing is, I didn’t expect this sunscreen to break me out just by looking at the ingredients list. But, it did, it broke me out.

Final Thoughts

Another sunscreen that I really wanted to work, lol. I feel like I’m just going through sunscreens, and it’s freaking annoying. I was searching for a chemical sunscreen since they tend to be more moisturizing and don’t leave a white cast behind. Well, this one left a little bit of white residue behind for some odd reason. My experience with it was just overall bad. It’s nice that it’s moisturizing, but does it really matter if it doesn’t work on my skin? It irritated my eyes, left my skin feeling and looking greasy, was difficult to apply, felt heavy on the skin, and reapplying was a pain. I won’t purchase it again. I can’t recommend it either unless it’s used as a body sunscreen. It just didn’t work for me as a facial sunscreen. What a disappointment. I can’t wait to finish the rest of the bottle and toss it out.

What Eucerin Advanced Hydration SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid + Humectants looks like:

Just your typical white lotion. 😊

Eucerin Advanced Hydration SPF 50

Review: Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

I picked up a new sunscreen for the face. It’s the Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30! This sunscreen is supposed to be a lightweight mineral sunscreen formulated with ceramides and non-nano zinc oxide to provide broad spectrum SPF 30 protection from UVA/UVB rays. It says it’s non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and non-greasy. It’s free of dyes, fragrance, lanolin, parabens, formaldehyde, gluten, and botanical extracts. I was very excited about this sunscreen since I’m searching for a more moisturizing sunscreen for the winter. Here are my thoughts and experience on this product!

Texture & Application

This product is a moisturizer with sunscreen. It was way heavier and thicker than I expected. It claims to be a lightweight mineral sunscreen. It’s a mineral sunscreen (19.5% Zinc Oxide) alright, but it’s nowhere near being lightweight. I used the recommended amount of sunscreen, and it was so difficult to blend into the skin due to the thickness of the product. The product is a cream that melts into the skin. It feels super soft, and I was super ecstatic about using it, but the finish was awful. It left my skin looking super oily, shiny, and greasy. My face looked like it was smeared with oil. There was a subtle white cast. I didn’t think was too bad. I could tolerate the white cast, but I couldn’t tolerate the greasiness of the sunscreen. It just wasn’t a good look. My skin is already oily. Using this sunscreen made my skin look even more oily. It took so long for the product to absorb into the skin. It just sat on my skin. I really don’t have the time for a sunscreen to take hours to set in the morning. 5 minutes? 10 minutes is OK. 30 minutes to 1 hour? No. I don’t have the time for that. I have other responsibilities and obligations to take care of. It feels like the sunscreen shifts around on the face too, so I’m not sure if I’m getting an even coverage or protection. Applying this sunscreen was a pain in the butt.

It’s very moisturizing.

Since it’s a moisturizer with SPF, it moisturizes the skin very well. It helped with dry patches and flaky skin. Reapplying the recommended amount is not ideal with this product, lol. I can’t walk around with a glistening, greasy face + letting the sunscreen absorb into the skin takes too much time. Don’t even bother reapplying with this product with makeup on. It’s not going to work. It’ll smear your makeup. But this product is really good for touch-ups on dry areas. For example, the skin around my eyes get really dry sometimes. This sunscreen works to keep them moisturized. It kept my skin moisturized throughout the day and didn’t irritate my skin. It soothed my dry skin. It makes an amazing moisturizer that contains SPF. Yeah, it only contains SPF 30, but it’s better than using a plain moisturizer. It’s a moisturizer and sunscreen in one, which makes it a better choice for mornings when the sun’s out. The ingredients in this product aren’t too bad either. It contains ceramides and squalane. I’m not a huge fan of squalane, but I like my ceramides. I can’t get over how moisturizing this sunscreen is. πŸ₯°

Breakouts??

Sadly, after 3 days of using this sunscreen, my skin started to get clogged. I noticed hard sebum within my pores. There were lots of them. I noticed some other breakouts too on my nose, forehead, and chin. I’m glad I stopped using it on time before it made my skin worse. Once I stopped using it, my skin started to look better, clearer. So, it looks like this sunscreen wasn’t made for acne-prone skin. It claims to be non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), but it’s too heavy and greasy. Even though it’s a moisturizer with SPF, it’s very easy to tell that it’s a sunscreen. The texture of the product is thicker. It sits on the skin like other sunscreens I’ve used. It’s just more moisturizing. It’s a no-go if your pores get clogged easily. Maybe it’s just me, lol. My pores get clogged veryyyyy easily, and I have skin that’s very acnegenic. It didn’t work for me.

Final Thoughts

I was hoping that Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 would work. I was looking for a moisturizing sunscreen. It’s very disappointing that I can’t use this on my face due to it being greasy, oily plus breakouts. But, I can use it as a moisturizing SPF for the eye area and neck. I really enjoyed using it around my eyes since it’s super moisturizing and doesn’t irritate or burn my eyes. My skin is getting a little more dry and this product could help lessen the dryness on that part of my face. The skin around my eyes is one of the first areas that dry out too. It would be nice if it was at least SPF 50, so I’m not sure if I’m going to purchase it again for this purpose. I’ll have to keep using the product to see if I like it enough to keep it. Another sunscreen I have — Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 makes a good moisturizing sunscreen for the eye area too. It just doesn’t contain ingredients like ceramides. Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 smells kinda revolting, while Vanicream has no fragrance or smell to it. So it’s not going to hurt to use Vanicream just for the moisture, ceramides, and SPF. πŸ˜€ I didn’t mention this yet, but Vanicream is not sweat or water-resistant. All in all, I don’t think it’s a terrible product. I just can’t use it on my face.

What Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 looks like:

This is what Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 looks like. It’s not as lightweight as advertised. It feels thicker, and it’s very moisturizing on the skin (love!!). The product came sealed. I’m really loving Vanicream products, since the ones I have were all sealed. πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Vanicream Mineral Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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