My Acne Journey: 4.5 Months + Clear Skin!!
New week, new results! Here we go! 🙌🏻
It’s been 4.5 months, and my skin is finally clear! I didn’t get any new breakouts this week. I didn’t get any last week either. Benzoyl peroxide is really knocking out my acne breakouts! I had a small initial breakout when I first started using it. Now, my skin just looks so good. It’s amazing! Soooo what now? I do have some acne marks to take care of, but I’m not going to add any new products to get rid of them. Honestly, I just don’t want to spend on brightening serums or whatever. I’ve used plenty to help with acne scars/marks, and I didn’t think they were worth it. I don’t really need them. What I’m going to do is leave my skin alone and simply follow what I’m doing — cleanse, treat, moisturize, and protect. Seems like my skin does better on a basic, plain skin care routine. Everything is going well. Blackheads are gone. Sebaceous filaments I was dealing with have decreased. No new breakouts. D*mn, this is really working, and I love it! So that’s all I’m going to do. Just leave my skin alone and stick to the basics. 👍🏻
P.S. I have so many skin care products I have to use up. I’m trying my best to decrease my consumption of skin care products too. 😩 I wonder how long it’s going to take! 😭
Photo: Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream
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Review: Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream
I was searching for a new face cream and stumbled upon Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream. I haven’t used a Mizon product in a while. The last one was their bb cream. I haven’t touched that bb cream in ages since it didn’t work for me. I was a little worried that this skin care product wouldn’t work for me (a little skeptical about the brand, haven’t had a good experience with it), but let’s see what happens! So the face cream contains Copper Tripeptide-1. The main reason why I picked it up. I was thinking about trying out some other products with this ingredient, but this one popped up first. Let’s give this one a go! The purpose of this face cream is to improve skin elasticity, protect the skin against premature aging, and the formation of wrinkles. That sounds nice. I hope it works. Here are my thoughts on this product!
My Thoughts on Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream…
This product is an ampoule face cream. An ampoule is a type of product that contains a high concentration of an ingredient. I feel like ampoules, serums, essences are essentially the same thing with different names. Purely marketing, in my opinion. I haven’t noticed a difference in using any of them at all. They either have an active ingredient or a main ingredient. This one contains Copper Tripeptide-1 (20ppm, says so on the box). 20ppm is 0.002%, so that’s not a lot. That’s very little. I’m not even sure if that’s going to do anything for the skin. 🤔 I’ll give it a try anyways. Let’s get on with the review. 👇🏻
This cream comes in a jar. It’s not sealed. It would be nice if it was. The cream feels very soft, but it’s not silky smooth. The texture and consistency of the product is more in line with Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream (that’s if you’ve used it before). I’m not using the Eucerin face cream anymore. Don’t forget to check out my thoughts on it!! Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream feels more lightweight on the skin, and it’s easier to blend. The cream is very easy to use. It absorbs very quickly into the skin and left my skin feeling moisturized. But not for long. Only upon application and possibly 1 hour later, but that’s about it. I didn’t feel like it was moisturizing enough being a cream. I really thought it would be more moisturizing. One of the other reasons why I purchased it. On the box, it says to reapply throughout the day for a better result. In my opinion, that’s not ideal at all. Who does this? lol. A single application in the morning and at night is more than enough. Any more than that is a waste of product and money. The product is only 1.69 fl. oz. (50 mL) too. That’s not a lot of product.
This is not a fragrance-free product. It smells like lavender (contains lavender oil). If you’re sensitive to lavender or essential oils, this may not be for you. I didn’t like the smell of the product. I’m not a huge fan of essential oils or fragrance in my skin care products. I prefer them to be free of fragrance. The smell of the product bothered me the first day using it. Once I opened the jar and noticed that it smelled like lavender, that was it. The smell was way too strong for my liking. But, I continued to use it anyways for a few days to see if it was effective or not. That didn’t last too long. I stopped using it on my face because the smell of the product made my eyes burn and teary. I had bloodshot eyes every time I used it. It must’ve been the lavender oil. I’m still using this product, but I’m just not using it on my face. I’m using the rest of it on my neck and chest area. It’s been nearly 2 weeks now using this product, and I haven’t noticed any changes. I’m truly not impressed by this cream. The quality isn’t up there. Maybe it’s not for me. hah. Another product that I won’t repurchase. I wouldn’t recommend it either. It’s a waste of money.
This is what the cream looks like. It’s a nice beige/tannish color. I actually liked the coloring of the product. 😊 The product comes in a jar. It’s not sealed. I purchased this cream from a reputable store, so that’s not a problem. The cream didn’t come like this (see photo). I’ve already started using the cream. 🙃
A new update when I finish the whole jar, but these are my thoughts on Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream for now. Hope this was helpful and have an amazing day! 🙂
I Gave Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ Another Try!
I tried Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ again. I was sorting out my beauty items (bb creams) and noticed noticed that I still had nearly a full tube of this bb cream! Wow! I haven’t used it since…was it last year??? So I decided to try it again this morning. Here’s my previous review on this bb cream if you missed out:
Review: Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++
I last gave up this bb cream due to it being drying, irritating my skin, and causing breakouts. Sounds terrible, right? Why would I ever try something like this again? Well, since my skin is doing so much better now, I wanted to see if it’ll work this time around. Sometimes things may work out after a while. Who knows. I’ve had products that didn’t work at some point in time in my life, but after a good amount of time passes by, it worked great! Hopefully this bb cream is a success this time around!
So this bb cream is a multi-function bb cream. It’s supposed to help with wrinkle improvement, brightening, provide UV protection (SPF 50+ PA+++), high coverage, makes the skin brighter and more radiant. That sounds nice and all, but let’s get into my experience with this bb cream!
My Thoughts on Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++!
Honestly, I was pretty excited to try this bb cream again. My current bb cream looked very grey and much darker on my skin. I liked the texture and finish of it (dewy), but it obviously made my skin appear more dull. The only reason why I keep using it is because I like the way it looks on my skin (minus the grey coloring). It also contains SPF but not as high as Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream (what I’m reviewing today).
The shade I have is #21. It’s the lightest shade out of the bunch. This shade has some yellow undertones but leaning towards neutral. It’s not too yellow on the skin. The shade adjusts to my skin tone just fine when applied. The texture of the bb cream is super soft and creamy. It feels like a dream come true. Before I applied this bb cream onto my face, I made sure to heavily moisturize my skin beforehand. It was really easy to use this bb cream. It moved across my face nicely without tugging at my skin. I finished the application by patting and pressing the bb cream to blend it into my skin much better.
After the application, my skin was left semi-matte. I had some oily areas. Maybe it’s due to the moisturizers that I used. I fixed that by using a pressed powder to absorb excess oil. Wonderful! It worked! My results this time was a little different from before. The bb cream can make the skin appear drier if not moisturized properly beforehand. I’m glad I have richer, heavier moisturizers now to fix some of my dry skin issues (from acne treatments). My skin would’ve looked terrible with dry skin accentuated almost everywhere. I didn’t have that much of an issue with the bb cream making fine lines and wrinkles more obvious this time. Take note that I didn’t apply this bb cream around my eyes. My eyes are an ultra-dry area of my face. I used another moisturizing makeup product for that area.
This bb cream does contain ethanol in it, which is at the end of the ingredient list. That is a negative in my book. I prefer products without drying alcohols regardless where it is on the list. Fortunately, I didn’t experience any negative side effects. It didn’t burn my skin or dry it out to the extreme. Nothing like that. Since it does contain mineral sunscreens, it did accentuate some dry patches of skin. Mostly around my chin area, but that’s it. Every other area of my face looked good to go.
Even though it contains alcohol in the ingredients list, it also contains other beneficial skin care ingredients in it as well, such as snail secretion filtrate, arbutin, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, vitamin e, and even papaya fruit extract. This bb cream is supposedly fragranced. I didn’t even notice that it had one. Lastly, coverage is pretty darn good. It’s medium-full coverage. Not light-medium as I thought it was before. Since I don’t have any major acne issues right now, the bb cream smoothed over my skin, provided enough coverage, and brightened my skin up! Breakouts? Not one in sight after a day of use. It looks like it worked out well minus some flaky skin on my chin (most likely from my acne treatments) and that it contains ethanol.
Will I buy it again? Probably not. I still prefer my makeup and skin care products without drying alcohols. That’s just a preference of mine. I guess I’ll go back to being grey. 😂
Review: Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++
Here’s a review on another bb cream! The last one I reviewed was Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream. Don’t forget to go check that out! So today’s review is on Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++. It’s a multi-functional bb cream that helps with wrinkles, whitening, brightens the skin, makes it more radiant. And it provides high coverage while doing all of that. So this bb cream has so many good reviews on it. I had to try it myself. During this time, I was looking for a better bb cream. Something that won’t break me out. I had trouble with a couple of bb creams around this time too. Also, Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ is very affordable compared to the other ones I was using. I got mine for less than 10 dollars. It comes in a 50 mL tube. Honestly, I was just hoping for the best! Why not give it a chance? lol. I’ve had this bb cream for nearly a year now. I think that’s more than enough time to do a review. haha. Here are my thoughts on it and my experience with it!
I purchased the bb cream in shade #21. This is the lightest shade they have. It has some yellow undertones leaning towards neutral. It’s not too yellow. The color adjusts to my skin tone just fine, but I’m not too amazed by it. Honestly, I prefer my makeup with a little bit of more yellow to it. It brightens my skin up. There was something missing when I was using this bb cream. I didn’t have that glow to my skin. It made my skin look a bit dull. The texture of the bb cream feels soft and creamy, but it doesn’t move across the skin easily, so I gently pat the product into my skin. I don’t want to tug at my skin and cause premature wrinkles. Even though it feels creamy on the skin, it doesn’t leave a dewy finish behind. It’s matte. I know I should be ecstatic about that (oily skin here), but I prefer that dewy finish on my oily skin. And dewy and oily isn’t the same thing.
So this bb cream made my skin look drier. This dryness led to my skin appearing dehydrated and accentuated fine lines and wrinkles. That’s not a good look. I didn’t like it. Looking at the ingredients, it does contain zinc oxide and ethanol. If you’re searching for a bb cream that doesn’t contain alcohol, this isn’t it. No wonder why my skin felt so dehydrated while using it! On the bright skin, it does contain arbutin, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, vitamin e, and even papaya fruit extract. Oh, and fragrance. This is not a fragrance-free bb cream. I didn’t even notice the fragrance, to be honest. If I didn’t look at the ingredient list, I would have thought it was fragrance-free. As for coverage, it’s light-medium but buildable (if you can deal with the dryness, lol). It started to look cakey and gross on my skin the more I apply it to my skin. It was obvious I had so much foundation on my face. Ugh, I didn’t like wearing it.
I’ve used the one in the old packaging and new. The previous packaging had a pump, while the new one had a pointed tip. I prefer the new packaging. It makes it easier to dispense the bb cream, mess-free. The product doesn’t get stuck in the pump either. But, overall, I don’t think this bb cream is right for me. The color is too neutral (even though I can live with it), it’s too drying on the skin, made my skin look more dull and dehydrated, and ended up breaking me out. It clogged my pores. This bb cream feels pretty gross on the skin. I want something that feels more lightweight and natural on the skin. This didn’t do it for me. I love the high SPF though! It contains SPF 50+ PA+++, which is pretty high compared to other foundations I’ve used. Also, it’s only 50 mL, but it seems to last forever. The product is very concentrated. A little goes a long way. You don’t need a lot of product for coverage. But that doesn’t outweigh the cons. It’s time to move on to something new…
Here’s a swatch of Mizon Snail Repair Intense BB Cream SPF50+ PA+++ in shade #21.
Pros & Cons
- Contains snail secretion filtrate. It’s a snail-based product after all!
- Contains arbutin, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, vitamin e…so many other good stuff!
- Contains SPF 50+ PA+++
- Concentrated bb cream
- Contains fragrance
- Drying (contains alcohol)
- Irritating due to the dryness
- Dulls the skin out
I can’t believe I lasted nearly a year on this bb cream, lol. But now I know it isn’t suitable for my skin type. The fact that it dries out the skin is simply just terrible. It’s so bad for the under eyes and overall skin texture. It made my skin look more aged and older. I still have this bb cream sitting around and don’t know what to do with it. Perhaps use it as a concealer, haha. I won’t purchase it again. It may work for others, but it didn’t for me. It’s too drying on the skin.
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