Update: My Skin Care Routine!
Here’s another update on my skincare routine! This photo was one of my previous skincare routines. I’m still using the same face wash and benzoyl peroxide acne treatment. The 2 sunscreens pictured (LRP SPF 100, Altruist SPF 50)…I still have it and use it. Read more about it in this post! Lastly, I finished the Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10. I stopped purchasing it because I liked the Neutrogena BP product a lot more. It seems to work better on my acne.
Face Wash: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel with Hyaluronic Acid Fragrance-Free
I’m using the same face wash as before. Same old. It’s the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel with Hyaluronic Acid Fragrance-Free. This product seems to work for me. It doesn’t help with acne, but it doesn’t break me out. It works to cleanse my skin. It’s fragrance-free. I love the big bottle. It lasts for months. I tend to be very generous with the amount I use also, haha. But at least I’m using it. If it works, why fix it? I guess I’ll stick with it. 😀
Eye Care: Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream is moisturizing and affordable. It doesn’t do much for wrinkles or fine lines. I like using it because it leaves the skin around my eyes moisturized. It’s perfect for that. Once again, it’s affordable. I don’t feel like spending that much on an eye cream anyway. From my experience, they don’t do much but keep the skin around the eyes moisturized. This is good enough for now.
Acne Care: Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment
I use Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment as an all-over acne treatment and a spot treatment. I’m leaning toward a spot treatment. But I use it as an all-over acne treatment when needed. My skin loooveesss benzoyl peroxide. Possibly the only acne product that works on my skin over so many years!
Sunscreen: Whatever sunscreen I have. *See the list below*
I’ve been experimenting with sunscreens. Here’s a list of sunscreens I use. I switch it up.
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Face & Body Sunscreen Lotion SPF 100
- Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
- Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50
- Altruist SPF 50
- Vanicream Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
I haven’t used Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50 on my face in a while, but I thought I would toss it on the list of sunscreens to use. I like that it’s lightweight, a mineral sunscreen, and contains SPF 50. It’s not a full mineral sunscreen, but it’s better than nothing. This sunscreen works great as a makeup primer as well. It tends to dry out the skin a bit and accentuate dry patches though. That is why I’m not purchasing it again after I finish it.
I wish LRP SPF 100 was a mineral sunscreen. Too bad that it’s a chemical-based sunscreen. This sunscreen seems to work some days. On other days, it doesn’t. On the good days, it leaves my skin moisturized, smooth, and protected. I have no issues with it. On the bad days, it gives me really terrible headaches that it’s making me think if I should continue to use it. I haven’t used it since, but it’s there. I most likely won’t stick to this sunscreen when I finish it. Something is off about this sunscreen. The headaches are just so bad. Maybe it’s something else…I don’t know…
I’m only using Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 only on the skin around my eyes. It doesn’t dry it out or make it look bad. It works. I think I may have found a sunscreen for the eyes. Just not my face because it accentuates skin dryness, makes my skin flake, and just makes it look awful. I tried. It just didn’t work for me. It’s an affordable sunscreen to use around the eyes. Hey! Even my neck. And it’s a 100% mineral-based sunscreen. 🙂
Sometimes I use Altruist SPF 50. It’s a bit heavier on the skin. It leaves my skin greasy when used often. I might as well use it so it won’t go to waste. It’s a lot more moisturizing compared to my mineral sunscreens. It doesn’t give me a headache like the LRP SPF 100 does. Seems to work better during the colder months since it’s dryer.
So I haven’t spent a single dollar on a new sunscreen. I really still don’t feel like it. I think it’s a waste of money, especially when I have a bunch of sunscreens to finish. I’ll try my best to use what I have before I try another new sunscreen. This works for now, I guess.
Review: Neutrogena Mineral Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Face & Body Stick SPF 50
Another sunscreen I purchased to try this summer is Neutrogena Mineral Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Face & Body Stick SPF 50. I’m still searching for that perfect mineral sunscreen and thought I would give this one a try.
- Protects skin with broad spectrum SPF 50
- Portable, swipeable sunscreen stick
- No white cast
- Contains 21.6% zinc oxide from natural sources and vitamin e
- Gentle for sensitive skin
- Dermatologist recommended formula
- Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
- Dry touch technology
- Goes on clear
- Water resistant (80 minutes)
- Not tested on animals
- Mineral oil-free
Here are my thoughts on Neutrogena Mineral Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Face & Body Stick SPF 50!
I didn’t use this sunscreen on my face. I used it on my body. I noticed that the sunscreen felt too thick and greasy on the skin. I don’t want to use sunscreen that feels thick and greasy on my face. It’s advertised as being non-greasy, dry-touch, and non-comedogenic. It’s truly not non-greasy. It’s also not dry-touch. Non-comedogenic? It feels waxy. That won’t go well on my skin. It didn’t give me breakouts on my body, but the skin on my body is very much different than the skin on my face.
It’s broad spectrum SPF 50 with 21.6% zinc oxide. That’s awesome. That’s exactly what I’m searching for. It leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth yet sticky and greasy. I just wish it wasn’t sticky and greasy. It really ruins the entire experience. As for leaving a white cast, it does leave a white cast. The sunscreen doesn’t go on clear (as advertised). The white cast isn’t as bad compared to other zinc-based sunscreens I’ve used, but I can still see a slight white cast on my skin. I didn’t like that at all. I love how it’s gentle on my skin. But I’m not a big fan of it. The sunscreen became messy (as shown in the photo). It actually cracked after a few days of use. I had to put it back together.
I love that it’s a mineral sunscreen and gentle on the skin. It didn’t make my skin itchy. I just disliked how it felt like I had sunscreen on. It’s not lightweight or easy to use. I mean, my sunscreen fell apart after a few days. I’m currently just using the rest of it. I won’t purchase again after finishing it.
Review: CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum
I finished using CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum. It lasted about 7-8 months. Just a guess. I’ve been using it on and off for a while. More on this product….
- Defends the skin against free radicals
- Skin brightening
- Improves the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and uneven skin tone
- Contains 10% vitamin c (L-ascorbic acid)
- Visibly brighten complexion
- Soft, radiant, and healthy-looking skin
- Contains 3 essential ceramides to restore protective skin barrier
- Hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 for hydration
- MVE Technology for controlled release for all day hydration
- For all skin types
- For sensitive skin
- Protective packaging to prevent oxidation
I was very excited about this vitamin c serum since it contains 10% L-ascorbic acid, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. After skimming the ingredient list, I noticed that it contains ingredients that are not suitable for my skin type. I didn’t use it on my face for that reason. I ended up using it on my neck and chest area only. Here are my thoughts on the CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum!
My Experience with CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum:
Texture & Application
As mentioned before, I didn’t use this vitamin c product on my face. The product contains denatured alcohol and isopropyl myristate. These ingredients are not compatible with my skin. Denatured alcohol dries my skin out and irritates it. Isopropyl myristate clogs my pores from my own personal experience. I debated whether to use the serum on my face or not. When I first purchased it, I was looking for a vitamin c serum that I could incorporate into my skincare routine. In the end, I decided not to. The idea floated in my mind for a bit. I wanted to make the right decision. I didn’t want to suffer from breakouts. So my experience using the CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum is on my body (neck and chest area).
The texture of the vitamin c serum is soft and smooth. It blends into the skin nicely and absorbs quickly. It’s very moisturizing. It didn’t leave my skin red, irritated, or dry. But, that’s just on my neck and chest skin. It could be different if I used it on my face, which is more sensitive compared to the skin on my neck and chest area. I really liked the texture and consistency of this product. It was very easy to use. Just dispense the product out of the tube and seal it with the cap. My skin didn’t turn orange using this serum either. It’s been a very nice experience using this vitamin c serum. I wish I could use it on my face. That will only happen if they remove the ingredients I mentioned.
Even though this vitamin c serum contains denatured alcohol, it’s moisturizing. My skin didn’t dry out or become irritated. I’m not going to test it on my face though. I wish I could, but it’s not going to happen.
Same with breakouts, I didn’t see any breakouts on my neck or chest. But I don’t break out on my neck or chest often or at all. Once again, I would love to try it out on my face if it didn’t contain denatured alcohol and isopropyl myristate. Isopropyl myristate is at the end of the ingredient list, but I don’t want to bother with it and cause clogged pores. All products I have used in the past that contain isopropyl myristate ended up clogging my pores.
It’s difficult to tell if the vitamin c serum is doing anything for my neck and chest area. I guess it looks a little brighter and smoother. I can’t tell, haha. I enjoy using it. That’s all that really matters. I’ve had no issues like redness, itchiness, or any other signs of irritation. It’s a nice antioxidant product that’s moisturizing.
I didn’t use this product on my face, but my experience using it on my neck and chest area has been positive. It’s a nice moisturizing vitamin c product (10%) to incorporate in a skin care routine. I love that it contains 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid. I wish CeraVe would reformulate the vitamin c serum and remove the 2 ingredients my skin dislikes (denatured alcohol and isopropyl myristate). Since I can’t use this vitamin c serum on my face, I most likely won’t purchase it again.
Review: Sun Bum Face Mist, Aveeno Protect & Hydrate, Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Sunscreens
I tried out some new sunscreens! They are…
- Sun Bum Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45
- Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60
- Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30
Here are my thoughts!
Sun Bum Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45:
Sun Bum Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 comes in a 3.4 fl. oz. (100 mL) spray bottle. The packaging is really cute. It’s a pale yellow color. It’s a nice color that I can look at, ha. The sunscreen is a face mist, but on the packaging, it says to spray liberally into the palm and apply evenly to the face and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Once again, it’s supposed to be a face mist, but it states to use it another way. I didn’t use it as a face mist, by the way. I sprayed it into my palm and applied it to my facial skin. I’m not a fan of spraying products on my face. The application would be uneven and a waste of product. Yeah, it defeats the purpose of a face mist, but whatever.
When I applied the sunscreen to my face, it smelled like bananas, felt really greasy, and ruined my makeup application. It smeared all over my face. I wasn’t happy about that, but I gave it a go anyway. I can’t tell if it protected my skin in a day of use on my face, but I noticed breakouts after using it once. It gave me pimples on my chin and jawline. I’m pretty sure it’s this sunscreen because it was the only new product I introduced. So, Sun Bum Face Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 didn’t work for me. I used the rest of the sunscreen on my body instead. Since it contains alcohol denatured in it, the product sinks nicely into the skin. I loved that aspect of the product when used on the body. My face didn’t like it at all.
I was able to finish this sunscreen product within a month of using it on my body. It absorbs so well. But I won’t repurchase it because it is too costly for a sunscreen spray. I just don’t think it’s worth the money. It was nice to try, though.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60:
I’ve been eyeing Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60 for some time. I finally picked it up this summer. This is another sunscreen product that contains alcohol denatured. That is one of the reasons why I hesitated to purchase this product. My experience using sunscreen products with alcohol denatured (for my face) has been mainly misses. They don’t seem to agree with my skin. But here I am, giving Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60 a try.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Face Lotion SPF 60 comes in a 2.0 fl. oz. (60 mL) bottle. It is a sunscreen lotion. I love the texture of this lotion. It absorbs into the skin well and doesn’t leave it feeling sticky. Pretty sure it’s the alcohol that’s doing that. My oily skin really loved this sunscreen. It just sunk right into my skin without leaving it all messy like a bunch of other sunscreen products. Loved it! But not so fast! Unfortunately, my skin started breaking out after one day of use. Thankfully, I caught the breakouts on time! Yep, breakouts. This sunscreen made me break out. And yes, another sunscreen that contains alcohol denatured that clogged my pores.
This is another sunscreen that truly works well on my body. Just not my face. The smell of the product is pretty bad, too. It smells like plastic to me. I guess I finally killed my curiosity about this product. I won’t purchase again.
Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30:
I’ve been meaning to purchase Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30. I needed a face powder that would decrease the shine on my face. I’ve been walking around with an ultra-shiny face all summer, lol. So, I finally picked up a face powder. Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30 is a loose face powder that comes in a retractable bottle with a brush. The brush feels really soft on the skin. The packaging of the product is terrible. Do not twist open any caps on the bottle, or you’ll risk the powder spilling!! I can’t imagine tossing this product into my bag. The cap may loosen from movements and will get everywhere. I was disappointed in the type of packaging when I first received it. Fortunately, I was able to catch the powder from spilling everywhere. Just a heads up!
The ingredients in this product are fairly straightforward. The sunscreen active is Zinc Oxide (24.5%). Here’s the ingredient list if you’re interested:
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 24.5%
Inactive ingredients: Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Fragrance, Sea Salt, Ceramide Np, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides.
The powder is fragranced, which I didn’t like so much. It’s pretty intense. If you are sensitive to fragrance or powerful scents in general, this may not work for you. Once again, I didn’t like it at all. Since it’s a loose powder, it can really get in the air, and you know what happens next. I had to transfer the powder into one of my powder containers to prevent spilling any of the product. The packaging is just plain terrible. Applying the powder was relatively simple. I would take a brush, tap the excess powder off, and lightly brush it onto my skin. The powder has amazing staying powder. It doesn’t budge. I tried applying concealer on top of the powder because I do light touch-ups sometimes. It didn’t work. I couldn’t even blend my concealer in. Not even a little bit of concealer. I’m amazed at the staying powder!!
The finish of the powder is light and smooth while absorbing excess powder. I really liked how it made my skin look! But, sadly, I experienced breakouts from this powder. It reminded me of those mineral makeup days. Those powders also irritated my skin and gave me acne. I had the same experience with Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Translucent Sunscreen Powder Brush SPF 30. I stopped using it on my face and am attempting to finish the rest of it. I won’t purchase it again. Another product I was curious about that didn’t work on my skin.
That’s my review of some of the summer sunscreens I’ve tried. I hope this was helpful! 🙂
May & June Skin Care Empties
I’ve gone through a bunch of skin care products. Let’s get started!
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream:
I was able to finish one jar of Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream. I have one more and am trying to finish that one too. So my thoughts on this product are not so good. I thought it was working out for me in the beginning, but it was making my skin worse. It didn’t leave my skin feeling moisturized either. Just greasy and oily. It made me break out as well. I tried using it only as an eye/neck cream. I didn’t like it as an eye cream. As a neck cream, it works, but it’s not the best, moisturizing neck cream I have used. The ingredients in this product are nice. It contains shea butter, beta-carotene, ubiquinone, and vitamin E, to name a few. It just didn’t live up to what it claims to do. I didn’t get any results from it but clogged pores and greasy skin.
The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10%:
This serum has a watery texture that easily absorbs into the skin. It’s supposed to help with dynamic lines on the forehead and smile lines. I didn’t see any results using it. I loved how fast it absorbs and isn’t sticky on the skin, but it did nothing for me. I have one more bottle of the serum that I’m still trying to use up.
Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50:
I was so happy when I finished a bottle of this sunscreen. It’s taking me forever to finish it up for many reasons. Honestly, I really don’t like this sunscreen. It smells awful, feels greasy and heavy on the skin, leaves an obvious white cast, clogs my pores, and is difficult to spread on the skin. I love that it’s 21.6% Zinc Oxide and is SPF 50, but I stopped using it on my face for the reasons mentioned. It feels very uncomfortable on the skin. I have one more bottle of this sunscreen and won’t repurchase it when I finish it. I don’t even know how I’m going to use the last bottle. Wish me luck!
The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5:
I’m done with The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5! This is my last bottle and I’m over it! It did NOTHING for my skin. It feels like I’m applying expensive water to my face. I will not repurchase. What a waste of money!
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%:
I finished another bottle of The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%. I don’t really hate this serum. It just didn’t work on my face. It’s too greasy and oily. It made me break out. I didn’t know I was breaking out from using it until I stopped using it. It was one of the many causes of my breakouts. But, I started using it on my body consistently instead. I really like it as a body serum. Not too bad. So I stopped using it on my face and kept using it on my body instead. I might keep using it for that reason. I have a few bottles left to test it out and see if I like it.
Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange:
I’ve been using this bb cream for years and finally finished my last bottle of the product. I noticed that I stopped getting breakouts from it after I started using my acne cream. This isn’t a bad bb cream. It’s one of my favorites, but it’s not like what it used to be. I love how it controls oil on my skin. I have very oily skin and this bb cream seems to work for my skin type. But, the one I received was much different. I have a sample of this bb cream and it seems to have a different texture compared to the full-size bottle that I just finished up. Maybe I received a fake? Maybe they changed the formula? I don’t know. I think it’s time to move on to something new…
Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Mask:
I haven’t talked about this product yet. I was going to, but I got really busy. So this is an exfoliating mask. I’ve been using it to just use it up, lol. It contains argan stem cells, grapefruit kombucha, pineapple, and papaya enzymes to exfoliate and dissolve dull, dry surface cells. It’s supposed to help unclog pores and help with breakouts. I didn’t see any results from this exfoliating mask. It was fun to use, but that’s about it. I wouldn’t waste my money on it again.
CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Face Sheer Tint:
Another product that I wished I didn’t stock up on, lol. It’s the CeraVe Hydrating Face Sheer Tint. This sunscreen product is awful on my skin. I was a dedicated user. In the end, it caused me to break out without realizing that it was one of the main causes of my breakouts. I even tried it again and noticed breakouts. What is it with CeraVe that causes my skin to dislike it so much? Since it causes acne, I’ve been trying to use it up, but it’s been a pain in the butt. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone with acne-prone skin. Do a patch test first to see if you have any reactions to it. I wished I did.
Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++:
No more leftovers of this sunscreen! I finished them all!!!! It didn’t work for me at all. It dries out my skin, leaves my skin looking like plastic, and sun protection is poor (didn’t work for me). I noticed it making my skin look very aged. It must be the dryness or something. I tried using it with a moisturizer underneath. That didn’t work either. This sunscreen product is just not for me. Very overhyped for the price. Not worth it, in my opinion.
Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum:
I shouldn’t have bought so many of the Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum. It is a calming and soothing serum, but it didn’t do much for my facial skin. I’ve been using the rest of what I have. I’ve been very generous with it too. This serum sucks. I’m over it and just in the process of finishing them up and tossing them out, haha.
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG:
I was going to keep The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG in my routine, but I never saw any true results with this eye serum. I just wanted it to work and kept using it. It feels pretty drying too even with moisturizer. I gave up on it. Here’s to another product that I’m trying to finish up. I think I have at least 1 more bottle of this serum left…
Eucerin Advanced Hydration SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray with Hyaluronic Acid + Humectants:
I’m not big on spray sunscreens but gave this one a shot. I thought it could work on my face. The sunscreen sprayed out nicely and was very easy to use, but it felt and looked greasy on my skin. It burned my eyes. It has a strong sunscreen smell to it. This would work better as a body sunscreen than a sunscreen for the face. Since it’s alcohol-free, it feels greasy as mentioned. I was hoping that it would work on my facial skin. Oh well. Moving on…
Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+:
I finally finished my last tube of this sunscreen stick. It’s not for me. It’s greasy and oily. It gets everywhere. It feels sticky on the skin. I just didn’t like it. I can’t imagine using this on a daily basis. Maybe if I’m at the beach but there are so many options out there that I’m not even thinking about purchasing this sunscreen again.
Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Lip: Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50:
This is my current lip balm with SPF 50. It’s cheap. lol, that’s the reason why I use it. I would love to switch over to a mineral-based sunscreen, but I haven’t found one that works for me. It is what it is. It’s a lip balm with SPF.
Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40:
I ran out of Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40! I’m not sure if I’m going to pick up some more. My current SPF product is working for me, and I just don’t feel like going to the store to get more, haha. But, this sunscreen is pretty decent. I wish the SPF was a little higher.
Altruist Sunscreen SPF 50:
I finished my second bottle of Altruist Sunscreen SPF 50. I don’t use this sunscreen on my facial skin. I use it around my eyes. It’s greasy on my face but works on the skin around my eyes and neck, so that’s what I use it for. I’m not even sure I’m going to stick with it. I have 2 more bottles left and just using it because it’s supposed to be a high UVA sunscreen. We’ll see if it works or not!
GUERISSON 9 Complex Cream:
I’m glad to be done with this cream. It didn’t do much for my skin. It’s a pretty heavy product. I honestly don’t care much for it. I almost forgot about it and decided to slather my body with it for weeks until the jar was empty. Wouldn’t purchase it again, to be honest.
Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50:
Another sunscreen that I finished. Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50 smells like plastic and left a white cast on my skin. I used most of it on my body since my face hated it. It’s not a sunscreen that I would purchase again. It’s affordable, but I can’t stand using it. It wasn’t an enjoyable experience.
PanOxyl Acne Creamy Wash (4%):
I was hoping that a benzoyl peroxide-based face wash would work instead of my current face wash. It didn’t work. PanOxyl did nothing for my skin. It didn’t even clean it well. I’m better off sticking to benzoyl peroxide topical treatments to target my acne-prone skin. This face wash may work for others, but it didn’t for me.
Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment:
Love this product. It cleared my skin after months of using it. I noticed results very early on (a few weeks). It sinks into the skin nicely and doesn’t leave residue behind. I love it. I’m currently using it in the morning to control sebum and prevent breakouts while using SPF. My sunscreens tend to be greasier and the acne treatment helps to decrease the grease on my face, haha. I finished one bottle of the acne treatment. Now I’m on to my second bottle! Wow, this stuff is amazing at fighting acne. I’m going to keep using it.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Body & Face Mineral Sunscreen Gentle Lotion SPF 50:
I thought this would be my HG sunscreen, but I’m so over it. It’s a mineral sunscreen and I really wanted it to work. The texture of the sunscreen is very soft, smooth, and elegant. It’s easy to blend into the skin. It does leave a white cast on the skin, which I didn’t like. It’s a very noticeable white cast. I prefer a more moisturizing sunscreen that doesn’t leave my skin looking extremely white. This was just too much and noticeable. It’s quite embarrassing. I can’t go anywhere using this sunscreen. It’s hilarious, haha.
Aussie Total Miracle Conditioner with Apricot For Damage Hair:
I was able to finish the Aussie Conditioner (Apricot). Another brand that I’m over with. The conditioner didn’t do much for my hair. It feels like it’s moisturizing when I’m using it, but it left my hair looking frizzy and gross afterward. I didn’t like the results of it. I guess it’s affordable for a reason. Next…
Catch up on my skin care empties right here!
August Skin Care Empties!
September Skin Care Empties
November Skin Care Empties
December Skin Care Empties
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January Skin Care Empties!
February Skin Care Empties
March & April Skin Care Empties!