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Review: The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum

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The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum
The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum

This is my second product purchase from The INKEY List! It’s the Niacinamide Serum! Read about my first here.

About The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum:


I’ve used The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum for months. I only have a little bit of product left, so I’m almost done with it. Does that mean I like it? No, not really. I used this serum consistently every day in the morning and night along with my other skin care products. Weeks ago, I’ve eliminated a lot of products due to my skin becoming congested, and I noticed tons of closed comedones. Just a few days ago, I reintroduced this serum back into my skin care routine to see if it’s compatible with my skin or not. The first day (used it in the morning and night), it went well (no breakouts). I didn’t notice a reduction in oil and redness though. I have very oily skin, by the way. The second day, I noticed an increase in acne. Sore whiteheads all over my chin and jawline, the side of my face. BLACKHEADS!! I hardly ever get blackheads! My skin felt and looked more oily too. The serum is supposed to help with excess oil, but it made my skin oily. Hmmm. This is why it is important to do a patch test first. Or, at least introduce skin care products into a routine slowly. Since I know that The INKEY List Niacinamide Serum doesn’t work for me, it’s going out! This serum sucks. I wouldnt recommend it. Didn’t do anything for my acne but gave me MORE acne!!

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Review: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

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Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Here’s my review on Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay! I’ve been meaning to do a full review on this face mask for the longest time! So this is a bentonite clay mask. It’s very beneficial for acne, oily skin. I usually lean towards clay masks, since I have acne, oily skin. For the past months, I’ve been experimenting with different types of masks. Obviously, the ones that are meant for oily skin works the best for me. lol.

About this face mask…

Other statements on the container…

How to use?

  1. Mix clay with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar and/or water
  2. Use a non-metal bowl and utensil
  3. Stir the mixture well to a smooth paste
  4. Add more clay or liquid as needed
  5. Apply 1/8 to 1/4 in. to the face or other area
  6. Let it dry for 5-10 min. for delicate skin, 15-20 min. for normal skin
  7. Remove clay by washing with warm water
  8. Slight redness of the skin is normal and will disappear in about 30 min.
  9. Removes impurities and dirt from the pores

This is what it looks like. Open container.

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Powder
Green clay powder

The instructions states that the green powder can be mixed with raw apple cider vinegar. I haven’t tried it yet. I might in the near future. I’ve been mixing it with water. It works. 🙂 I mentioned in my last short review that this face mask was beneficial for my oily skin and acne. It is. My skin looks and feels less oily after using it. It helped dry up active pimples. It makes my skin feel nice afterwards every time I use it. It doesn’t dry my skin out at all. That’s quite a shocker because it removes excess oil and makes my skin feel tighter. It kind of reminds me of Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask — back in the days when it was very popular! Maybe it’s because they are both green. As for results, Aztec is way better than Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask. I never liked the minty smell of Queen Helene. I didn’t notice too much of a difference in my skin when using Queen Helene either, while with Aztec I do. There’s only ONE ingredient in Aztec. It is 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite (Green Clay). Queen Helene had a bunch of other ingredients besides bentonite from what I remember. There is a downside when it comes to using Aztec. Whenever I remove the mask off of my face, it doesn’t wash down the basin easily. It sticks to the side of the basin and floats around in chunks. BUT, that hasn’t stopped me from using this face mask. That’s just a heads up if you decide to try it out yourself. Overall, I enjoy it. My skin likes it. I use it 2 times a week after a facial steam. 🙂

Have you used Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay before? What’s your favorite face mask?

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