Update on Benton Fermentation Essence & The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA & Melano CC Vitamin C Essence
It took me a while to stop using these products. I’ve been using them for a while and didn’t want to give them up out of familiarity. But, I think it’s time to pull the plug. Even though I love skin care products, I wondered if any of them are even working on my skin. I feel like I’m just flushing money down the drain sometimes. I decided to stop using these products. Read on to find out why. I stopped using these products the other day too. 👈🏻
Benton Fermentation Essence:
I’ve been using this product for over a year now. I really liked this essence. It’s lightweight, easily absorbed into the skin, and feels silky smooth on the skin. The only thing I really liked about this essence is how it feels on my skin. Other than that, it hasn’t done much for my skin. It contains Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Ceramide NP, Aloe Extract, Betaine, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, and other skin care ingredients that are good for the skin. The ingredients look very nice, but I didn’t see much of a difference in my skin using it. It didn’t help boost skin’s elasticity and moisture levels (as it claims to do). It gives the the skin lightweight hydration, but that hydration doesn’t last long. Only when applied to the skin. This essence just vanishes into the skin and didn’t improve my skin over time. It just felt like putting expensive water on my face. It actually feels like I’m applying just water to my face. This essence when dispensed, shoots out straight liquid. Make sure to dispense it into the palm or it’ll get everywhere. This was one of my favorite essences for some time, but I didn’t see any good results with continued use. As I mentioned earlier, I just like the way it feels on my skin. But, I don’t think it’s worth it to keep it around for that reason.
The Ordinary Matrixyl 10%:
Here goes another The Ordinary product that I’m removing from my skin care routine! Here are some others that I removed recently:
The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10%
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%
Now it’s The Ordinary Matrixyl 10%. So this is a thicker serum. The texture of the serum is gel-like. When applied to the skin, I don’t like how it feels on my skin, but the serum absorbs into the skin pretty well. It doesn’t leave any sticky residue behind once it sinks into the skin. I was able to use it twice a day without any issues like pilling or stickiness. The serum is supposed to help with signs of aging, such as fine lines. It contains Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, and Sodium Hyaluronate. This is another skin care product with beneficial skin care ingredients, but from my experience using this product, I didn’t notice any changes in fine lines including other wrinkles (as it claims). I don’t think it did anything for my skin. I’ve gone through several bottles of this serum. I kept using it because I was just hoping for the best. I really liked the ingredients in this serum too. It seems so promising. But, I think it’s time to remove it from my routine and see what happens. I don’t want to keep using a product that does absolutely nothing just because. I just haven’t seen any results using it.
Melano CC Vitamin C Essence:
I was going to keep Melano CC Vitamin C Essence in my routine, but I decided to remove it. This essence did help to brighten the overall complexion of my skin (subtly, nothing major), but it didn’t help with acne marks or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I still noticed acne marks on my face while using this vitamin c essence, and I’ve been using it for years too. It should’ve done something by now, but I have seen zero changes in my acne marks. With the Melano CC Vitamin C Essence, I wasn’t impressed with the overall results. It’s OK. Nothing amazing. What’s great about this product is the packaging. It’s sealed and easy to travel with. I can bring it with me wherever I go easily without spilling the contents. But, since this essence hasn’t done much for my skin over the years, I’m just using it because I have it, and it’s much better compared to other vitamin c serums that I’ve tried in terms of texture. It’s lightweight, oily but not too oily, and absorbs into the skin decently. After seeing very little benefits from this product, I think it’s time to move on from it. It’s time to let go, lol. Instead of keeping the Melano CC Vitamin C Essence around, I decided to swap it out with another vitamin c product. It’s the vitamin c powder. A vitamin c powder contains only one ingredient while the Melano CC Vitamin C Essence has a lot more ingredients (compared to a vitamin c powder). I wanted to keep things simple. Also, vitamin c powder is more affordable too. I’ve been using vitamin c powder, and it’s been working just fine.
For my update on Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream:
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream & Breakouts
For my acne journey…
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1 Month on Melano CC Vitamin C Essence! My Results!
It’s been a little over a 1 month using Melano CC Vitamin C Essence. I finished another tube of the product just recently. Honestly, it was pretty satisfying since it seemed to last forever. haha. I just wanted to be done with it and start a new tube! 😀 Now here I am with a new tube! All fresh and new! Cheers! So after finishing a tube of this essence after 1 month, here are my results!
You know, I’m growing to like this essence. It’s not too bad. It’s lightweight. Absorbs into the skin well. Doesn’t pill. It works well with my other skin care products. It’s affordable and one tube lasts for a long time. The packaging of this product is very secure too. It prevents the vitamin c in this product from oxidizing. It’s also portable. I can take it with me while travelling easily, and I know that it’s not going to leak or spill everywhere. And most of all, I haven’t had any breakouts from it. It works with my skin type! Woohoo! I’m very excited for that! I’ve been searching for a vitamin c serum or essence that works on my skin without causing any issues. It doesn’t irritate my skin either. This vitamin c essence seems to be it. So it’s been great and all so far. But did it work to help fade acne marks, dark spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?? Make my complexion more even and brighter?? Well…
Unfortunately, I haven’t noticed lightening of acne marks, dark spots, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I have noticed a more even and brighter complexion. I’m not sure if it’s from the Melano CC Vitamin C Essence. I’m also using other skin care products that contain vitamin c, niacinamide, and arbutin, which are really good at fading dark pigmentation on the skin. I think a combination of skin care products that I have been using has helped so far. But, I don’t think this essence alone will do the job. I love that it works on my skin, but as far as effectiveness go, it’s an alright product. It’s not as good as people make it out to be. I honestly thought it would be a life changing skin care product. I was expecting a lot more from it that’s all. BUT! I will continue to use it since it hasn’t cause any breakouts or other skin problems. I’ll keep using it for its antioxidant effects. I like vitamin c products and this essence doesn’t cost that much either. We’ll see what happens as I keep using it. Stay tuned for a new update soon. 🙂
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