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2 Week Update: LilyAna Naturals Skin Care Products

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LilyAna Natural Vitamin C Serum
LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

Here’s an update on LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum & LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer. I’m going to do the Vitamin C Serum first.

LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

I’ve been using LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum for 2 weeks straight. Day and night. At first, I thought that the serum was finally working. My skin looked brighter. I didn’t get any breakouts. I was really happy that I have found a vitamin c serum that gave me the results I’ve been looking for. I thought, maybe it was something else I was using that broke me out during the last three uses of this serum. YES, I tried it three times. *hopeful me*

After the first week, I started to notice clogged pores and breakouts. I let it slide. But, this made me think — Is this an initial breakout? Will it clear up? What’s going on with my skin? Is it the serum? — Because I wasn’t leaving any other skin care product on my skin besides my Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

I stuck with applying the vitamin c serum to my skin religiously as I did during the first week. My skin became more clogged by the day. I was devastated. My skin went from clear to bumpy textured skin. :'( Make. It. Stop! So what I did was only use the vitamin c serum in the morning at the end of the second week and beginning of the third week. The times my pores were clogged was when I used it, which is in the morning. I immediately stopped using it. That’s how I knew it was the serum that was causing my skin to breakout non-stop.

I really wanted this serum to work. Really, I did. That’s why I gave it another chance. Now I know that it’s time that I ditch this vitamin c serum for good and move onto something else. If you have acne-prone skin, do not buy this. It’s not for acne-prone skin. I think it has to do with the base of the serum (not the vitamin c). Here are the ingredients:

Aqua, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid (5%), Vitamin C (20%), MSM, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Vitamin E, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Organic Dandelion Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Something on this list didn’t click with my skin. I suspect it’s ingredient #6 — Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer. That’s what I think. This whole time, I thought it was jojoba oil, but it’s not. Well then, let’s move on! I will never buy this LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum ever again. Out it goes for good!

September 13, 2019 UPDATE: Here’s an update on the condition of my skin. My skin has cleared up dramatically after I stopped using LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum. This serum was the culprit of my breakouts.

LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer

Lily Ana Naturals Retinol Cream
LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer

Another skin care product that acne-prone skin people should stay away from — LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer. It will clog your pores. Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients:

Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Aqua, Organic Sunflower Oil Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Stearic Acid, Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Organic Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Retinol, Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract, Propolis Extract, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Organic Dandelion Extract, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Pentylene Glycol, Alcohol, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Oils are a hit or miss. It may or may not break you out. But you should be wary of this ingredient — Isopropyl Palmitate. It’s high on the list. It’s a pore clogger. Stay away.

Not only that, I noticed no effects on my skin using this face cream on my eye area. *hope was all I had* What’s the point??? This face cream and the vitamin c serum are not cheap. They are 20 bucks a pop! Honestly, I don’t recommend any of these skin care products to anyone, especially if you have acne-prone skin. I hope this review helped anyone looking into purchasing these!

Thank you for reading. πŸ™‚

Love, Jen

Vitamin C, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid + Fitness Stuff

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Anti-Aging Skin Care Products
Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

From left to right, I have…

I purchased these skin care products to include in my skin care routine. I have hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, and retinol. All of these ingredients are beneficial for the skin. I’ve already started using them. Just in a few days, I’ve seen a huge improvement in the texture of my skin. It’s amazing!!

I was using a hyaluronic acid serum called Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum, but I had to switch to something else. Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Boost serum is a pretty popular hyaluronic acid skin care product. The reason why I wanted something else is because Trader Joe’s felt too sticky on my skin and somewhat drying. It didn’t help hydrate my skin during the winter. My skin still felt dry. Winter is coming up right around the corner too.

The texture of Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum was more like a gel rather than a liquid-gel (what I really wanted). Yes, there is a difference between the two. I wanted something inbetween a liquid and gel. Not too gel-like and not too runny. Also, I wanted a serum that sinks into the skin much easier. The tacky, sticky feel of Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Moisture Serum didn’t do it for me after a couple of bottles. I think I’m on my fourth one? I’ve lost count, lol.

If you’re interested in Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum, check these posts out!

Review: Trader Joe’s Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum

Update: Trader Joe’s Nourish Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum

~ Here’s more information on my new skin care products! ~

Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Cosmedica Pure Hyalutonic Acid Serum
Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Since I’ve already started using Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, this is what I think about it so far. My opinions might change with continued usage. So far, I like it. It’s more moisturizing than my previous hyalruonic acid serum. The texture of the serum is exactly what I was looking for. It’s gel-like, but it’s liquid at the same time. That makes it easier to spread across the face. The product does come in a dropper bottle, which can be annoying, but it doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. All you do is dispense a few drops into your palm and pat it into your skin. That’s it. Hydrated skin. Instant moisture! I am not advertising this product. I bought it with my own money. Stay tuned for a full review when I’m at least halfway through the bottle! I hope it does the job!

LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

LilyAna Natural Vitamin C Serum
LilyAna Natural Vitamin C Serum

I used LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum before. This is my third bottle after I took a break. When I was using this serum, I was also using oils on my skin. It could’ve been the oils that made me breakout instead of the serum. I’ve been using LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum, and I have yet developed a pimple. This actually makes me very happy. It’s because this Vitamin C Serum truly does work to brighten the skin. Same as the Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, it comes in a dropper bottle. Take it or leave it.

LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream

Lily Ana Naturals Retinol Cream
LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream

I’ve used LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream before too. The thing with this skin care product is that I can’t use it on my face. It’s pore clogging. It contains ingredients that are known to clog pores. What I do is use it as an eye cream, which works amazingly! That is the sole reason why I purchased LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream again. I loved how it decreased fine lines around my eyes. Retinol is an awesome ingredient to have in a skin care routine. I used to use prescription retinoids, and they helped with my acne + made my skin look younger. I’m on the lookout for a good retinol face cream. πŸ™‚

BONUS

Orgain Organic Protein Bars
Orgain Organic Protein Bars S’mores

I too purchased more protein bars! S’mores isn’t my favorite flavor from Orgain, but it was the only one that was on sale. To be honest, it’s not too bad. It’s edible. These make good, healthy snacks inbetween meals, or if I need a quick breakfast (at least to hold me over until I eat a full breakfast).

Orgain Organic Protein Bar
Orgain Organic Protein Bars, What this protein bar looks like! πŸ™‚

This is what S’mores look like. It’s not the most pleasant protein bar. For 140 calories and 10 grams of protein, it’s not too shabby. Better than an unhealthy chocolate bar, right? πŸ˜‰

What are you favorite skin care products? What’s youre favorite protein bar? Share in the comment section! Thank you for reading. Have a great day! πŸ˜€

Love, Jen

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