Another Update on My Moisturizers. What I’m Using Now.

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Tret Break Moisturizers

Here’s an update on what moisturizing skin care products I use on my face. I think the list has gotten longer!! But, oh well. I like my moisturizers. They keep my skin soft, supple, and hydrated. Gets rid of the flakes or at least help them come off easier when I need to exfoliate my skin. Here’s my list of moisturizers that I use, which includes serums and essences too. I hope this is helpful. Enjoy!

⭐ Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence is a staple in my routine by now. It doesn’t leave my skin super hydrated, but it’s good at prepping my skin before layering on other skin care products. When my skin is feeling more irritated than usual, I apply this essence first to calm my skin down. I use the Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence along with… *read about the next product on the list*

⭐ Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Yep! The Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. The Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is more moisturizing than the Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence. The last time I talked about this essence, I said that I’m not able to use it every day. That has changed since. I can use the Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence every day now. I’ve been using it every day to add a little bit more moisture to my skin. I actually prefer the Snail over the Hyaluronic Acid. It’s more moisturizing on the skin and helps with skin texture. It’s the perfect moisturizing essence. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated but feels lightweight on the skin at the same time. Funny how things changed so sudden. 😊

⭐ Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel

I’ve been using Benton Aloe Propolis Gel for a while now. From my experience, it’s a lightweight moisturizer that sinks into the skin really quick. Great for oily skin and skin that’s prone to breakouts. It hasn’t clogged my pores. It’s not the most moisturizing moisturizer out there. I don’t rely on it to keep my skin moisturized. That’s why I have other moisturizers in my routine. The only downside to this product (besides it not moisturizing the skin enough) is that it stings the skin sometimes, especially when the moisture barrier is damaged. It’s called a soothing gel, but I don’t recommend using it to soothe the skin when it’s irritated.

⭐ Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum

I remember when I started using Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum, my moisture barrier was damaged. This serum contains centella asiatica extract and ceramide to reduce irritation in the skin and to keep the skin moisturized. It helps to protect the skin’s natural barrier. My face was so red and irritated that I needed something to calm my skin down. This serum did what it’s supposed to do. It worked to heal my skin. It’s one of my favorite serums that’s lightweight and provides other beneficial skin care ingredients (in addition to what I mentioned earlier) for the skin, such as niacinamide, panthenol, and sodium hyaluronate. It’s not the most moisturizing serum, but it worked very well on my oily skin. I didn’t get any breakouts from it.

⭐ Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap)

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap) is one of my favorite moisturizers. It’s lightweight, moisturizing, and hasn’t clogged my pores. Yup, no breakouts from it! My skin just loves this lotion! The lotion is easy to apply to the skin and sinks into the skin quick. It doesn’t leave any sticky residue behind. This lotion worked very well on my oily, acne-prone skin! Love the smell of the product too! It smells like candy and it has tea tree oil in it. It’s been amazing so far!

⭐ iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum

I didn’t think I would have iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum in my routine again, but I’m falling in love with it all over again. It hasn’t brighten my skin, but it leaves my skin feeling hydrated. I just love the way it feels on my skin. I only need one single drop of the product to get that moisturizing effect on my skin! Also… *read about the next product on the list*

⭐ iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum

I’m using iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum. I didn’t know I had a new bottle of this serum sitting around. I was going to discontinue using it, but I guess I’ll keep using it since I have it. As I keep using it, I’m falling in love with it too. So I use a mixture of the Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum and Black Snail Restore Serum to create a super duper moisturizing serum. I know, cheesy, but it works like charm for extra hydration! I love it!

⭐ Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion

Here’s another moisturizing product that I REALLY LOVE! It’s Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion. I’m glad I brought this product back! The difference it has made in my skin under less than a week has been astonishing! The lotion feels sticky when dispensed from the bottle, but it goes on the skin so nicely. It feels lightweight on the skin, leaves my skin feeling really moisturized (love using it!), and I haven’t noticed any breakouts from it. That’s just awesome! This lotion is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I think it’s more moisturizing than Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap)!

⭐ Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream

Here’s a new moisturizer that’s in my skin care routine. It’s Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream. Alright, it’s the most moisturizing moisturizer/face cream in my routine. It’s rich, creamy, and buttery. It’s very different compared to what I’m used to using — lightweight, gel, something that’s better for oily skin, a moisturizer that absorbs quickly into the skin. This moisturizer or face cream did feel a bit heavy on my face when I first used it. That worried me because I was afraid of breaking out from it. It’s just so creamy and super moisturizing. My skin hasn’t experienced this type of moisture in so long. But, fortunately, it’s been good. I can’t say great because I’m still testing it out. So far, I haven’t experienced breakouts and it has helped alleviate dry patches on my face and made my skin look soooo good! I really hope it works out in the end. A new update coming up soon!

That’s all for now, haha. I’ll be sure to update my list of favorite moisturizers! ✨

What’s your favorite moisturizer or moisturizers? Be sure to leave a comment and share! 😊

A Break from Tret & What I’m Doing Now

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Tret Break Moisturizers

I just finished a month of tret. I thought I would be able to continue on with treatment. But that’s not the case. My skin is feeling worn out. It feels thinner. There’s a lot of dead skin stuck on my face. My skin is itchy even though I use moisturizers. Yes, more than one moisturizer! These are the best moisturizers I can get without causing breakouts. So, I think it’s time to take a break once again. I’m not sure when I’m going to use tret again. Maybe by the end of the week or next week. Or, I might even use it only 2-3 times a week. I don’t know yet. I’ll have to see how my skin is doing and if it’ll be able to tolerate tret. Right now, my overall skin condition looks pretty good. I have only a few pimples. They wouldn’t budge until I stopped using tret. Perhaps my skin was just over-exfoliated. That’s what it seems like.

This is what I’m doing right now while on my mini break. I’ve eliminated acids. This includes any ahas, bhas, and vitamin c. And you know what’s weird? My blackheads disappeared when I stopped using these products. I wonder if one of these products are causing the blackheads too (along with Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask, which I stopped using regularly). I love the Cosrx Rice Mask. It’s still in my skin care routine. I only use it when my skin is really dry or when I wear makeup. It helps to minimize flaky skin due to its awesome moisturizing properties. It’s the closest thing I can get to moisturized skin without breaking out in cystic acne. Using it once in a while doesn’t do any harm. So, back to the blackheads, I don’t have any anymore. Hmmmm!

Here are the products I’m using during this break. It’s mainly moisturizing skin care products to heal and hydrate my skin…

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence:

It’s still a staple in my routine! This essence is such a life saver! Still, not the most moisturizing, but it hasn’t broken my out. Yay! I’m just very happy that I found it. With this essence, I don’t use it on damp skin. I tried it and had issues with it being too hydrating. I ended up with blackheads. Yeah, my skin doesn’t like too much moisture. It makes my skin worse even though I do enjoy the feeling of moisturized skin.

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence:

Next up, Cosrx Snail Essence has been working for me. Shockingly! I started using it twice a day, and it has improved the quality of my skin. It’s much more moisturizing compared to the Cosex Hydra Power Essence. But since I mix the two essences, it does wonders for my skin. I love them both! But the snail essence is really amazing stuff. I highly recommend it!

iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum:

I didn’t think I was going to use the iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum twice a day, but I had to. My skin was calling out for moisture, so I tried it. WOW, it worked! It left my skin even more moisturizing compared to the Cosrx Hydra Powder Essence and Cosrx Snail Essence. My skin feels so soft and looks brighter! And it hasn’t caused breakouts (yet). I hope it stays this way because this has been a game changer in my routine. I’m seeing results in terms of moisture.

Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum:

This is one of my favorite serums so far. It’s not that moisturizing (can feel drying on the skin), but it helps with skin texture and skin smoothness. My skin feels and looks softer when using it. It sinks into the skin nicely. There’s a lot of skin goodies in this product, which I love! Calms my skin when it’s red and hasn’t caused any breakouts. It’s been a little over a month now…

Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel:

I’m not sure how I feel about Benton Aloe Gel. It’s not that moisturizing, can sting if skin is over-exfoliated, and doesn’t do much for the skin. It’s OK, since it doesn’t break me out. I guess I can just continue to use it. See how it goes. Who knows. I might see some changes in the future, lol.

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap):

I’ve fallen in love with Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap). Once I stopped using the Cosrx Rice Mask, the breakouts diminished. So, it looks like Cosrx Birch Sap is working for me. It moisturizes (as much as it can, much better than my other hydrating/moisturizing products), leaves my skin looking smooth, and doesn’t clog my pores. I’m crossing my fingers that it doesn’t break me out because I would be devastated. It’s the only moisturizer that has worked, and I’ve tried a lot of skin care products. I really don’t feel like searching for a new moisturizer, haha!

Hopefully I can get back on tret soon. My acne has improved so much after so many years of trying to clear up my skin. That’s something I’m very happy about. Finally! πŸ™‚ But it hasn’t been a smooth journey. I’m just really happy and excited to see results. And hopefully continue to see results! 😊

⭐ If you missed out on my posts on moisturizers

Finding the Perfect Moisturizer & What I Use!

Update on My Moisturizers πŸ™‚

⭐ If you missed out on my previous experience with tret

My experience with tret the first week…

After 1 Month on Tret + Skin Care Routine. Here are My Results.

2 Months on Tret. My results. πŸ™‚

Taking a break from tret…

Back to tret! 1 Week Results & My Skin Care Routine. Did it work? πŸ€”

1 Month on Tret. My Results!

1 Month on Tret. My Results!

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Tret Results 1 Month

It’s been 1 month on tret! I honestly can’t believe I just finished up one month! Time sure flies by quick! So did my skin clear up? Did it not work? What’s going on? So many questions, but I do have some answers for ya, hehe! During the first month, I didn’t expect to add some new and some previous skin care products into my routine. But, my skin was asking for moisture, and I had trouble with some new acne popping up out of nowhere (not from tret), so that’s what I did. Here are the products that made its way back into my routine….

Read more about them below…

This is a new addition to my moisturizing routine. I really like this moisturizer compared to the others. It really does help moisturize my skin while not leaving my skin looking more oily than it is. It feels very lightweight on the skin too. I love it so far. I hope all goes well in a few more weeks!

I didn’t expect to use a 2% bha liquid again. Surprise! I’m able to use it every day, morning and night without drying my skin out. I think it’s because I have a good set of moisturizers now.

Another product I didn’t expect to use it again. I use it a few times a week at night. I still haven’t tried it in the morning. I don’t think I’m going to yet. Using it at night, a few times a week is more than enough right now. I don’t want to overdo it and cause problems.

I also tested out…

I loved how this sunscreen is moisturizing, smoothed out my skin, and brightened it up a little bit, but the application is just terrible. It doesn’t absorb and blend into the skin well. It leaves white marks on my face. Pills badly. Not my cup of tea. Another CeraVe product down, lol. I don’t know why so many recommend this product. It sucks.

I used this product for 2 days, and it ruined my skin. I had red, irritated pimples popping up the next day. It only got worse. I stopped using it immediately. For a thorough review, click the link! πŸ™‚

During the first 3 weeks, I had to sandwich tret, so I ended up moisturizing a lot. My skin broke out and peeled on and off throughout the first 3 weeks. But it looked like my skin was at least improving. I had a ton of clogged pores emerging from underneath the surface. Also, some new breakouts that I never knew existed. I think adding Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid helped my skin clear up too. So it wasn’t just tret alone. Tret didn’t do anything for blackheads that I was experiencing out of the blue. It could’ve been from using heavier, moisturizing products. Moisturizing is good for the skin, but there is such a thing as too much, especially if one has oily, acne-prone skin (like me).

After 3 weeks, I had to change how I used tret. I started applying tret directly onto my skin first. I wasn’t seeing results sandwiching. I broke out again and peeled within a few days in. My skin started to clear up by the end of the week. But then I noticed the newly formed blackheads not budging. I suspected Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask causing the blackheads. I stopped using it for a while. And wow, the blackheads disappeared, but I’m left with breakouts due to the moisturizer clogging my skin the whole time. So, it looks like my skin can’t handle the rice mask every day. I’m thinking about using it only a few times a week, since my skin feels very dry without it. Even when I’m using a bunch of other moisturizers. Cosrx rice mask is the most moisturizing. It’s effective. Since it clogs my pores, I had to switch over to Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap). It’s not as moisturizing as Cosrx rice mask, but it’s something to prevent my skin from drying out. I hope it works!

By the end of the month, I had to go back to sandwiching tret. Applying tret directly to my skin was too much. It dried my skin out so badly, especially when I don’t have a good moisturizer anymore (besides Cosrx birch sap). It’s just not as moisturizing as the Cosrx rice mask. My skin is still peeling and purging after a month. I’m not quite there yet, but it does look better compared to when I started. Next month, hopefully no new breakouts from moisturizers. And once again, CeraVe Healing Ointment saved my skin when it felt red and raw. Unfortunately, I can’t use it too often. It feels too greasy and sticky on my skin.

That’s my 1 month update on tret! See everyone next month! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

⭐ If you missed out on my previous experience with tret, check them out!! ~

My experience with tret the first week…

After 1 Month on Tret + Skin Care Routine. Here are My Results.

2 Months on Tret. My results. πŸ™‚

Taking a break from tret…

Back to tret! 1 Week Results & My Skin Care Routine. Did it work? πŸ€”

My thoughts on Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap). Does it work?

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Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap)

I have a new moisturizer! Kind of, lol. Here’s a moisturizer that I’ve used before. It’s Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap). I’m always on the search for a good moisturizer for oily, acne-prone skin. Moisturizing my skin has transformed my skin and made using acne treatments so much easier. My skin isn’t as dry, flaky, and looking wrinkly anymore. It helps to ease the negative symptoms considerably. I really like the way my skin looks now. πŸ™‚ So this moisturizer is formulated with 70.8% Birch Sap (Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice). It’s supposedly a weightless subtle lotion that keeps the skin hydrated and calm. It contains natural ingredients, which are full of vitamins and antioxidants. Good for irritated skin. I was excited for this moisturizer, since I don’t recall it breaking me out. I was just using so many products during that time that I had to drop it. I’ve been using it for a week. Here are my thoughts on it! I hope this is helpful! Enjoy!

This moisturizer comes in a 100 mL pump bottle. The product is a gel-lotion. It has a sweet lemon scent to it. Very citrusy. It reminds me of a carbonated drink. It smells pretty good. I like it. When applied to the skin, the texture of the lotion is lightweight, soft, and moisturizing. It feels more moisturizing compared to a gel moisturizer (since this one has a lotion feel to it). It glides on the skin smoothly and blends into the skin well. I really like the way it sinks into the skin. It doesn’t leave any sticky residue behind. My skin just drinks up the product. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized without feeling heavy on the skin. Not a lot of moisturizers are like that. This one is different. I haven’t broken out from it either (yet). I hope I don’t! So far, no clogged pores. The product just smooths over my skin and does what it’s supposed to do. And that is, leave my skin moisturized without feeling greasy or sticky.

The main ingredient in this moisturizer is Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice. It’s the first ingredient on the list. It also contains other beneficial ingredients, such as sodium hyaluronate, allantion, panthenol, lemon peel, and tea tree oil. Hmm, I did notice a slight tingling sensation when using this product. Lemon peel and tea tree oil explains it all. I love tea tree oil. Even though it’s at the end of the ingredient list, it’s one of the top natural ingredients that helps my acne. So I’ve been using this moisturizer in the morning and at night without any issues. It has helped decrease skin dryness (along with my other moisturizers, of course!!). But, I noticed a huge change in my skin once I started using it. Just a an observation. πŸ™‚ It’s been a great addition to my moisturizing routine. Definitely a game changer. Good for oily skin? Yep! Good for acne-prone skin that’s dry and flaky? Yes!! It’s working on my skin type.

βœ… Pros

❌ Cons

After using this moisturizer for a week, I’m falling in love with it! I look forward to using it, since it moisturizes my skin without breaking me out. I’m currently just trying to find all of the moisturizers that I can that doesn’t break me out. This one’s been great so far. My skin is lightly moisturized throughout the day, the product smells good, absorbs into the skin nicely without feeling greasy, and I haven’t had any problems with it yet. Oh, except for the annoying packaging! It’s in a plastic pump bottle just like Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence. πŸ‘ŽπŸ» Otherwise, the moisturizer works…

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