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Finding the PERFECT sunblock + Other Skin Care Products

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Shopping Skin Care Haul
Shopping Skin Care Haul

I have some skin care products to share. This is what I have.

Today, I’m going to review three items. They are the Differin Moisturizer, RejuveNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum, and Bamboo Charcoal Black Mask Peel-Off Blackhead Removal. I’ll review the Koelf Ruby Bulgarian Rose Hydrogel Eye Patch some other time.

Differin Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

I’ve been having trouble finding a good sunblock for my skin type. SPF is necessary to protect the skin. It’s been hard finding one that’s suitable for my skin type. That doesn’t break me out. I tried Differin again.

Differin Moisturizer SPF
Differin Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

What it claims to do…

This is what happened…

I’m highly disappointed in this sunblock again. I gave it so many chances because it says that it’s made for oily skin and won’t clog pores. Well, it’s time to move onto something else. I’m officially done with the Differin Moisturizer. Do not buy this if you have acne-prone skin. Do not buy this if your skin breaks out easily. It’s too oily.

RejuveNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum:

RejuvaNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum
RejuvaNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum

RejuvaNaturals Skin Clarifying Vitamin C+ Serum advertises itself to be a Vitamin C Serum with a lot of other benefits (Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide, MSM). I used it for 3 days, and I stopped. The reason why because I developed the worst whiteheads. I know it was this serum because once I introduced it into my skin routine, the breakouts started. I’m staying away from ‘Skin Clarifying’ skin care products from now on. It just makes it worse. 🙁 I don’t recommend this for anyone with acne. It’s more of a essentail oil serum. That’s exactly what it smells like. Not much of a Vitamin C serum. Bleh. No more.

Bamboo Charcoal Black Mask Peel-Off Blackhead Removal:

Bamboo Charcoal Black Mask Peel Off Blackhead Removal
Bamboo Charcoal Black Mask Peel Off Blackhead Removal

I’ve used the Charcoal Black Mask twice. Honestly, I wasn’t too impressed. It didn’t remove blackheads. I can see that it removed dead skin cells, but that’s from peeling the mask off of my face. I can do the same thing with an exfoliator. Blackheads can be removed by using an extractor tool. It’s only a few bucks for an extractor tool, and you have more control over what you can remove. I was hoping for something wonderous wth the Charcoal Black Mask. Meh. Try it for fun if you want. Don’t expect spectacular results. I didn’t think it was worth it. Invest in an extractor tool instead. Your bank account will be very appreciative of you.

Next up, a review on Koelf Ruby Bulgarian Rose Hydrogel Eye Patch! 🙂

Love, Jen

How to use Micellar Cleansing Water

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Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water

I’ve been using micellar water for 4 weeks. I really like it. It leaves my skin feeling clean. I’ve used it three different ways — as a leave-on, washing it off, and as a makeup remover.

As a leave-on:

The first 2 weeks, I left micellar water on my skin. What I would do is go through my cleansing routine then apply the cleansing water to my skin. The instructions states that the product can be left on the skin without rinsing. That’s exactly what I did for 2 weeks straight. I didn’t think much about it until I noticed that my skin looked somewhat irritated and dry. It was like, what is going on with my skin? I used it day and night. I decided to quit this method and follow the ‘wash off’ method.

Washing it off:

The next 1.5 weeks, I would take a cotton pad, dispense micellar water onto the cotton pad, and swipe it all over my face. After doing this, I would see debris on the cotton pad. I think that’s pretty normal. Next, I would follow up with my cleansing routine. So the micellar water is rinsed off. It’s not left on the skin. This method worked much better for me. My skin stopped feeling dry and irritated. But is it necessary to use micellar water like this anyways?? That’s why I started to use it as a makeup remover instead.

Makeup Remover:

The last couple of days of the 4th week, I used micellar water as a makeup remover. I used it as the last step of my makeup removal routine. It helps to remove the last traces of makeup, debris, oils, and dirt. Micellar water worked very well at removing my mascara. I’ve been having a hard time removing mascara with oils and balms. THIS worked!

I’m currently using Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water (as shown in the photo above). In my honest opinion, this micellar water makes my skin feel more dry than I expected. I’ll search for something less harsh next time. I think Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water is good only in the summer. I think it would dry my skin out even more during the winter.

From my experience, micellar water as a makeup remover was the best method. Do you use micellar water in your skin care routine?

Love, Jen

© Jennifer Nguyen