Skin Care Products I Stopped Using
So I’ve been pondering about eliminating skin care products from my routine and life. At first, I thought I would just use them up on my face and stop it at that. But, I decided to stop using it on my face here and now. I was deep cleaning my pores (yuck!) and noticed how congested my skin was. I immediately thought of the vast amount of skin care products I use on my face daily. I questioned if I needed to use these products any longer if I haven’t seen much results from them. What’s the point of using them? What’s the point of buying them? I mean, they haven’t done much for my skin. What am I thinking? lol. Also, I don’t have the time to apply that many products on my face anymore. If I did, I wouldn’t want to anymore. I think I’m going to simplify my routine and just make my life so much easier.
Here are the products! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel
This is a lightweight moisturizing aloe and propolis gel. I used it for its lightweight moisture and how it didn’t clog my pores. Overall, it did a terrible job at keeping my skin hydrated. Sometimes the gel would burn my face when it felt more sensitive than usual. I feel like I’m just using it because it’s a lightweight gel. I haven’t been amazed by the results, so I decided to drop it from my routine.
Cosrx AHA BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
This is probably the worst aha and bha product I have used. The amount of aha and bha is so little that it does absolutely nothing for my skin. I thought it helped to minimize the oil in my skin at some points while using it, but it just didn’t deliver in the end. It’s a clarifying treatment toner, so it’s not your typical aha or bha product. I think it’s a waste of time using it. At least for me. I’m done with it. Finally, haha. Out it goes!
Purito Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence
This is actually a good galactomyces and niacin product. It helped to brighten my skin and helped to diminish the oilies from my skin while making my skin appear more glowy. But! I have other galactomyces and niacin products I love way more. I can’t wait to finish this product. It’s not something I will purchase again any time soon. Good product but I prefer my other galactomyces and niacin products that I have way much more.
iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum
What can I say about this snail serum? It’s moisturizing, sticky, and contains snail. It doesn’t brighten or lift the skin, but it does nourish and leaves the skin feeling moisturized. Honestly, I think it’s too sticky and heavy for my skin type. Also, I haven’t noticed much of a change in wrinkles. Yes, it claims to help with wrinkles. It’s really just a moisturizing serum. Nothing more.
iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum
Another serum from iUNIK. The only difference between the texture of the propolis and black snail is that the propolis isn’t as sticky. The results are basically similar. It moisturizes and nourishes. As for brightening and wrinkles, nope, nothing. Don’t expect it to brighten your skin. It’s just another moisturizing serum. I kept using it hoping it’ll improve some acne marks and help with wrinkles, but I haven’t seen any changes in my skin/acne marks using it. I think it’s time to move on from it.
Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence
This is a really good moisturizing galactomyces essence. It’s lightweight and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and moisturized. I didn’t break out from it either. But, since I have another galactomyces product that I prefer much more, I decided to stop using this one. I don’t see the purpose of using more than one galactomyces products at one time or in my routine. So, I’m not purchasing it any time soon again.
Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream
I stopped using this snail cream on my face a long time ago. I only use it on my neck and body. I really can’t tell if it’s doing anything but moisturize, which almost every moisturizer does. It hasn’t helped much with any of my skin conditions, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and overall skin texture. It feels like any other moisturizer, except it’s more sticky due to the snail ingredient.
iUNIK Beta-Glucan Power Moisture Serum
Here’s another serum from iUNIK. It’s more moisturizing compared to the snail and propolis serum. That’s all it really is — a moisturizing serum. I haven’t noticed much when it comes to skin elasticity as it claims on the bottle. I think this serum is way too heavy for my skin anyways. It’ll work better on someone with dry skin. All I know is that it’s too much for my skin. So I guess that’s another iUNIK serum down.
Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Body Treatment Cream
I haven’t done an update on this neck and chest firming cream. Sorry, I’ve been busy. Here’s a short review on it! So this cream feels very nice on the skin. It’s a rich, dense cream that leaves the skin feeling pampered and very moisturized. I used it on my neck and chest for months, but I haven’t noticed much in a decrease in any lines or crepey skin. It just felt like a thick, rich moisturizer for the neck and chest. I didn’t think my skin felt firmer with or without the cream. I used it twice a day, by the way. I think it’s pretty overpriced for the amount of product. It feels so similar to Gold Bond Ultimate Crepe Corrector Age Defense, which comes in a larger tube. Honestly, I would just go for the larger tube instead. I’m not going to buy the neck and chest firming cream again. It’s just a moisturizer. Lol.
Stay tuned for more! Also, a new update on my moisturizing skin care products! 🧴
Wow, that is a lot of skin care products!! 😹
Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Body Treatment Cream! My First Impression!
I have a new cream for my neck and chest skin…
It’s the Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Body Treatment Cream!
This is my second purchase of a Gold Bond skin care product. If you missed out on my first, go to this link right here: Gold Bond Ultimate Crepe Corrector Age Defense
This product is a lot smaller. It’s only 2 oz (56 g). It made me curious what’s so good about this cream vs the other cream (Crepe Corrector Age Defense). So! Let’s learn more about it…
This cream is clinically tested and proven to increase elasticity, improve texture, visibly firm, boost hydration, and repair dry, depleted skin. It contains advanced hydration blend to draw in moisture to improve texture. Salicylic Acid (BHA) to exfoliate to help reveal a younger-looking complexion. Stress Response Proteins to boost skin’s moisture retention to improve smoothness. It’s fragrance-free and dermatologist-tested.
The more I read about this cream, the more excited I am for it, haha! It just seems so promising! I’M SO EXCITED!! 😅😃
This is what the cream looks like.
This cream feels very similar to the Crepe Corrector Age Defense. It’s soft, thick, and creamy. It feels very rich and moisturizing. And yes! It felt soothing and moisturizing when I applied it to my neck and chest skin. With this cream, I noticed that it absorbed into the skin much better compared to the Crepe Corrector Age Defense. It just vanishes into the skin nicely, but it does leave a little bit of a sticky feeling behind. Just a little bit. I wasn’t too bothered by the stickiness of the cream at first, but we’ll see as I continue to use the product. On the box it says…
82% saw softer, smoother skin immediately
85% saw improvement in skin texture within 1 day
97% had visibly firmer, more taut skin in 2 weeks
88% had improvement in skin elasticity in 6 weeks
My Results After 1 Day…
Well, my skin did feel softer and smoother immediately. It is a moisturizing lotion. I’m not too surprised about that. My other moisturizers that are soft, thicker in texture, creamy leave my skin feeling softer and smoother immediately too. No biggie. Within 1 day of using this cream, I did notice an improvement in skin texture, but it could be from my other skin care products. I’m using other skin care products in conjunction with this neck and chest cream. But, good news, I like the way it moisturizes my skin and leaves my skin feeling hydrated! I can’t wait to see what my skin is going to look like within 2 weeks and 6 weeks!!
What’s in this product? Here are the ingredients!
water, hydroxyethyl urea, glycerin, dimethicone, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, steareth-21, jojoba esters, petrolatum, selaginella lepidophylla extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, salicylic acid, stearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, isohexadecane, ubiquinone, whey protein, jojoba oil/macadamia seed oil esters, phytosteryl macadamiate, bisabolol, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) fruit extract, phytosterols, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium lactate, methyl gluceth-20, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, sodium PCA, cetyl alcohol, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, squalene, cetearyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, lens esculenta (lentil) fruit extract, methylparaben, ethylhexylglycerin, propylene glycol, tocopherol, EDTA, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, potassium hydroxide, polysorbate 60
This cream contains hydroxyethyl urea, which I mentioned about in my post about the Crepe Corrector Age Defense. It also contains petrolatum, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, salicylic acid, ubiquinone, whey protein, panthenol, vitamin e, vitamin c, and sodium pca, and many more ingredients. Just comparing the ingredients between the Crepe Corrector Age Defense and the neck and chest cream, the ingredients in the neck and chest cream are very similar to the Crepe Corrector Age Defense, except that the neck and chest cream contains salicylic acid and a few other ingredients that are different. Not by much. And it looks like the beneficial ingredients are way up higher on the ingredient list too in the neck and chest cream. That may be why the neck and chest cream comes in a smaller bottle (2 oz. vs 8 oz.). They’re priced very similarly. Around 10 bucks. As I mentioned earlier, the neck and chest cream absorbs into the skin much quicker making it feel more lightweight on the skin.
So far, it’s not a bad product. But it sure does feel like any other moisturizing product I have. I’m not too impressed yet, but I’m anxious to see what the results will be after using it for 2 or 6 weeks. I really hope to see visibly firmer and more taut skin (2 weeks) and an improvement in skin elasticity (6 weeks). If it lives up to its claims, I’m going to be thrilled! Well! We’ll see what happens soon. That’s all for now! I’ll make an update when it reaches 2 or 6 weeks. See everyone there! 😃
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