Review: Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner
I’m trying to sneak in a new skin care product into my boring skin care routine. I thought I would give Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner another chance. I remember it being a more hydrating toner than a drying one, so let’s see if it still is. So the purpose of this facial toner is to improve skin elasticity, provide intensive hydration, and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It contains pure hyaluronic acid, matrixyl 3000 genuine peptide, and argireline genuine peptide. It’s an oil-free and alcohol-free hydrating toner that boosts moisture in the skin. That sounds pretty good. Now I remember why I picked up a bottle of this stuff in the first place. It’s exactly what I wanted in a skin care product. But did it work this time around? Let’s find out! Here’s my experience with Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner!
This facial toner is a gel that’s not too runny. I tried using it with a cotton pad, but I prefer to dispense a little bit of product into my palm and gently pat it into my skin. The product feels really weird on the skin when used with a cotton pad. It feels like a waste of product too. At first, my skin felt really hydrated, since I don’t have an intense moisturizing product in my routine. This was definitely different and moisturizing on the skin. It left my skin looking more plump, glowy, soft, and very smooth in appearance. After a day of using it, my once hydrated skin felt very dry even though it made my skin look good. My skin started to get itchy due to the dryness. Skin was flaking off of my face too. I had to stop using it, which I did. I debated if I should continue to use it or not, lol. But I came to the decision that it’s not right for my skin. I’m glad I stopped using it. I don’t want to keep hoping that it would work one day.
I love the ingredients in this product. It contains aloe extract, sodium hyaluronate, peptides, beta glucan, allantoin. But, it also contains other ingredients that irritated my skin, such as propanediol. It’s the second ingredient listed in this product. I knew it had this ingredient, but I thought I would give it a try anyways. At the bottom of the ingredient list, five extracts. Maybe my skin can’t handle propanediol in this product either. I just know that my skin felt really dry and itchy after having it on my skin for a day (morning and night). I also noticed some hard sebum in random places on my face too. Once I stopped using it, my skin went back to normal. I really wanted it to work this time around. I guess this is why I stopped using it in the first place. haha!
Pros & Cons
- Provides lightweight moisture when applied to the skin at first
- Soothes the skin
- Contains hyaluronic acid and peptides
- Leaves the skin looking softer, glowy, and smoother
- Dries the skin out by the end of the day
- Not moisturizing enough. Leaves the skin feeling itchy because of this.
- Clogs pores. It did for me. 😟
I can see why I stopped using Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner months ago. It’s just not compatible with my skin. I think I really need to be careful when a product contains propanediol. It doesn’t seem to sit well with my skin. Too bad it didn’t work out. I wished it did. But I’m not going to push it because my skin is looking pretty darn good right now. I don’t want to mess it up. On to something else…maybe…
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Review: Timeless Matrixyl 3000 Serum
I’ve been searching for a matrixyl serum after my experience with The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA. I’ve heard so many good things about this brand, so I thought I would give it a try. Don’t forget to checkout my review on their vitamin c serum! Go here: Timeless Vitamin C Serum The purpose of the matrixyl 3000 serum is to improve skin elasticity, firmness, and texture. The serum fights against aging skin by stimulating the skin’s collagen repair mechanisms. It also contains hyaluronic acid to maintain hydration levels for smoother and healthy-looking skin. The product does state that it can be used on normal, dry, mature, and even oily skin. So I really hope it works for oily skin! I’ve had this serum for about 5 months already. Here are my thoughts on this product! Read on! ⬇⬇⬇
This serum is clear. It feels a little sticky when applied to the skin, but that stickiness vanishes within a few seconds. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated and soft. This is possibly one of the most hydrating, non-heavy serums I’ve used. It didn’t leave any residue behind. Absorbs into the skin quite well. This serum can easily be used with other skin care products without any issues. I didn’t experience any pilling. It feels lightweight and thin on the skin. Love that the ingredient list is simple and short. It contains matrixyl 3000, peptides, aloe, hyaluronic acid, and a few other ingredients.
So I’ve used it for a total of 5 months. The results in terms of fine lines and wrinkles were average. I didn’t see much of a change in my skin. It didn’t do much for fine lines and wrinkles as I had hoped for. I was hoping it would diminish fine lines and wrinkles just a little bit, but I didn’t see any of that. The only improvement I saw from this skin care product is the hydration levels in my skin. It really does help to increase moisture levels in the skin. My skin felt very moisturized whenever I used this serum. But isn’t this serum suppose to help with skin elasticity, firmness, and texture? Anti-aging? I feel like it’s just another hydrating serum. Hmm.
So after 5 months of use, even though it contains matrixyl and peptides, not much of a difference in my skin. It feels like I just wasted my money, to be honest. Also, unfortunately, I had to stop using it due to breakouts. I think it’s too hydrating for my skin type. It claims to work on oily skin, but it’s a no for me. I don’t want to deal with breakouts. The breakouts were pretty bad too. I had a bunch of whiteheads all over my face. I stopped using it immediately, and my skin started to clear up. Something in this serum didn’t click with my skin. It could just be the overall formula of the product. Not just a particular ingredient. Who knows. I just know that I can’t use it anymore.
This is what the serum looks like. It’s just a clear serum.
Pros & Cons
- Very moisturizing
- Feels lightweight on the skin
- Contains Matrixyl 3000
- Contains other ingredients such as peptides, aloe, hyaluronic acid
- Too hydrating for oily skin (on my skin, it was)
- Breakouts, whiteheads all over the skin
- No change in fine lines and wrinkles
- Did nothing for anti-aging, just another hydrating serum
I really wanted Timeless Matrixyl 3000 Serum to work, especially after using The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA. Unfortunately, the results weren’t that great. It’s supposed to be an anti-aging serum, but I didn’t see a difference in fine lines and wrinkles. I didn’t see a huge change in anything else besides it hydrating my skin. This serum is basically just a lightweight hydrator. Sadly, I ended up with breakouts all over my face. I didn’t expect that from this serum, since the ingredients didn’t look too bad. It looked pretty good compared to other facial serums I’ve used. But, that’s what happened. I had to stop using it. I think this would probably work better for people with normal or dry skin.
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