Review: Elf Camo CC Cream
I’ve been searching for a new foundation that’s similar to a CC cream or BB cream. I prefer those varieties of makeup instead of traditional foundation. So I stumbled upon Elf Camo CC Cream. I’ve used another Elf foundation before, plus some other face products from Elf. They weren’t too bad. I didn’t stick to them because I wasn’t too impressed. They were OK for the price. Here’s more about the Elf Camo CC Cream!
- Medium-full coverage
- Contains broad-spectrum SPF 30
- Semi-matte finish
- Contains hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, peptides
- For normal, oily, dry, combination skin
I was super excited when I first got my hands on this CC cream. I really needed a new foundation. Yay, finally trying out a new one! Here’s my experience with it…
I picked up shade Fair 150 C (fair with cool undertones). I was aiming for another shade, but this one was on sale. That’s what I ended up with. The color of the CC cream was decent. It worked on my skin just fine. I tend to lean towards warm/neutral, but the cool undertones weren’t too bad. The texture of the CC cream didn’t feel like a CC cream or BB cream at all, in my opinion. It felt somewhere between a CC/BB cream and traditional foundation. The texture wasn’t silky like I thought it would be. I was hoping for a softer, silkier feel to the product. But I continued to use it anyways.
It was pretty simple to blend the CC cream into my skin. I have oily skin, and my sunscreen is super moisturizing too. I didn’t have any issues applying this product. It blended seamlessly into my skin without any problems. The first application using this product was very nice. It worked out great. For reapplication, it was easy to use due to the pump bottle. I could dispense some product out of the tube effortlessly. It’s non-messy and easy to apply. The coverage was nice too. It was exactly what it’s supposed to be. It’s medium-full coverage. But…
Something happened when using the Elf Camo CC Cream. I didn’t expect this to happen since it was working perfectly fine. Well, my skin started to burn. I developed a rash around my eye area. The skin around my eyes became super swollen, and my eyelids became extremely itchy. I stopped using the product immediately. Once my skin healed, I didn’t bother trying the product out again. I chucked it quick. Ugh, I thought I found a good product, but it did more damage than good. Now off to find a new CC or BB cream that doesn’t give me a weird reaction like the Elf Camo CC Cream did. Whatever is in this product, my skin didn’t like it.
On to the next… 😓
My Acne Journey: 7 MONTHS!!!
I took a whole week off of tret. I just wanted to take a break from it for a little bit and restart maybe next week?? I’m not sure yet. So this week, I focused on using an antioxidant. I chose vitamin c. Yes, it’s back, hah!
Vitamin C 🍊
I started using vitamin c again. Not the powder version. The essence or serum version. I started off with whatever vitamin c product that I had (Melano CC Vitamin C Essence). I used Melano for two days. Melano has a lightweight, oily, greasy texture to it. It absorbs into the skin fast and leaves a matte finish. It slightly moisturizes the skin but not by much. I’m not a fan of the texture of the product. The essence stung my skin upon application. It irritated my skin just a little bit. After a few seconds, the stinging sensation disappeared. So, what are the results from this product? The essence brightened my skin instantly after a day of use. I noticed a brighter, more glowy complexion. But, I stopped using it after 2 days because I wanted to try another vitamin c product. I’ve been using Melano on and off over the years. I think it’s time to let it go if it hasn’t worked for me for this long. The vitamin c product I’m using now is L’Oreal Revitalift 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum. I picked this product up this week. This vitamin c product contains 10% ascorbic acid. It also comes in a metal tube. One of the reasons why I chose to purchase this one. I’ve only used this serum for…I’m nearing a week soon. I started off using it at night at first then moved up to twice a day, morning and night. So far, the texture of the serum is soft and moisturizing. It has a silicone feel to it, but I’m not bothered by it. It smooths over my skin nicely and effortlessly. It feels nice, and it’s very easy to apply to the skin. I only use a pea-size amount for the whole face. I’m liking this serum a lot more compared to the Melano (texture-wise). As for results, I can’t say it. I haven’t been using it for too long. I’ll make an update on my new vitamin c serum soon.
What happened when I took a break from tret??
As mentioned earlier, I took a week off of tret. I’m glad I did. My skin needed it. I still don’t know when I’m going to restart it or if I am. My skin looks pretty decent right now. When using tret, my skin looked so thin. I lost so much fullness from my face. It’s been a week off of tret, and my skin looks normal again. My skin thickness is back! It looks more youthful and more natural-looking now. It’s not shiny and plastic-like. Tret gave me this weird, odd look to my skin. It makes my skin look smoother, but how it makes my skin look overall is a bit too much for my liking. It just doesn’t look natural or even normal. It made my skin appear more aged. Hmmmm, that’s something to think about. 🤔
At the beginning of the break, my skin was so dry. I stopped using a moisturizer because the moisturizer I was using was breaking me out (Vanicream Daily Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin). I didn’t have any other moisturizer to use. All I had was CeraVe Healing Ointment. I used it. Applied a whole bunch of it to my face. I know slugging isn’t for me, but my skin was too dry to do nothing. I love the CeraVe Healing Ointment too. It’s a versatile product and contains ingredients that I love like ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It helped to prevent my skin from drying out, but I won’t be doing this (slugging) again. It was a once in a while type of thing. It feels too sticky. It gets in my hair and makes it difficult for me to get a good night’s rest. It’s difficult to wash off in the morning too. It is oily after all.
During this break, I started a new acne product. I needed a product to treat my acne. I picked up the CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser. I’ve been meaning to try this product out. What put me off from trying it out were the negative reviews on it. But, everyone’s skin is different. It could work. I’m currently using it. Stay tuned for my 1 week experience on this product soon! It’s coming up real soon! The other cleanser I was using was from Neutrogena. I stopped using it for now just to try out CeraVe. Neutrogena cleaned my skin and didn’t dry out my skin, but I needed a product that would help with acne. In particular, those close f*cking comedones. They’ve been hanging out on my skin for far too long! Also, it’s time to try a new acne product when I’m not using any harsh acne products.
Remember that eye cream I stopped using? The RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream. I stopped using it on my eye area weeks ago, but I started using it on my neck for a week. After a week of using it on my neck and chest area (to finish it up, need to use it somewhere), I developed a rash on my neck! It was red, swollen, and itchy. WTF. I don’t know what they did to the formula of this eye cream, but it sucks. It used to be soft, smooth, and moisturizing. Now it just burns and makes the skin itch. It’s not cheap either. 😡
Happy 7 months! 🥳 This is my last update on my acne journey. It’s time to move on to new things. I feel like this journey has run its course. I need something new. A new adventure. A fresh start. Look forward to a new update on my experience with the CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser!
Here’s the rest of my Acne Journey if you missed out!! 👇🏻
My Acne Journey: 1 Week In…
My Acne Journey: 2 WEEKS!!
My Acne Journey: 3 Weeks Results!
My Acne Journey: 4 Weeks Results!
My Acne Journey: 5 WEEKS IN!
My Acne Journey: 6 Weeks Results…
My Acne Journey: 7 Weeks Results
My Acne Journey: 2 MONTHS!!
My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 1 Week Results!
My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 2 Weeks!
My Acne Journey: 2 Months + 3 Weeks Results!
My Acne Journey: 3 MONTHS!! 😃
My Acne Journey: 3 Months + 1 Week Results
My Acne Journey: 3 Months + 2 Weeks Results
My Acne Journey: 3 Months + 3 Week Results
My Acne Journey: 4 MONTHS!!
My Acne Journey: 4 Months + 1 Week Results.
My Acne Journey: 4.5 Months + Clear Skin!!
My Acne Journey: 4 Months + 3 Weeks! What I’m Doing to Maintain My Clear Skin. 🙂
My Acne Journey: 5 MONTHS!!
My Acne Journey: 5 Months + 1 Week Results
My Acne Journey: 5.5 Months Results!
My Acne Journey: 5 Months + 3 Weeks
My Acne Journey: 6 MONTHS!!! 🎉
My Acne Journey: 6 Months + 1 Week!
My Acne Journey: 6.5 Months
My Acne Journey: 6 Months + 3 Weeks!
Review: RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream
I’ve been using RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream for some time now. I’ve gone through two tubes. I’m now on my third. I think that’s more than enough time for me to share my experience with this product. Here are my thoughts on this eye cream. 🙂
What’s the purpose of the RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream? It contains peptides to lift, firm, and contour. 1.5% hyaluronic acid to smooth and fill in lines. Caffeine to de-puff and rejuvenate. In 1 week, 100% had visibly reduced crow’s feet and visibly hydrated skin. In 4 weeks, 85% saw a visible reduction in under-eye puffiness. In 8 weeks, 88% saw visibly firmer-looking skin around the eye and 85% saw a visible reduction in dark circles. It is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic.
My Experience with RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream:
Texture and Application
The eye cream is a soft, smoothing gel. I love the texture and consistency of this eye cream. It’s so silky and smooth. When applied to the under eyes, it feels very gentle, elegant, and soothing. It glides over the under eyes and skin around the eyes effortlessly. It doesn’t tug at the eye area. Very easy, simple application process. I just love how soft and smooth it is on the skin. It absorbs pretty fast into the skin and leaves the skin feeling hydrated. Worked well underneath moisturizer and sunscreen too. I didn’t experience any pilling due to how fast it sinks into the skin.
A moisturizing eye cream.
If you’re searching for a moisturizing eye cream, this works to hydrate the skin. I didn’t experience any dryness. My under eyes were left moisturized. Once again, fast-absorbing, moisturized skin.
In 1 week, I couldn’t tell if it helped to reduce crow’s feet, but it did help hydrate my skin. I noticed instant hydration. It didn’t take 1 week. A regular moisturizer would hydrate and moisturize the skin as good as this tiny 0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL) eye cream product. I didn’t think it was that much of a difference between this eye cream and a moisturizer. In 4 weeks, I didn’t notice any de-puffing of under eye puffiness. In 8 weeks, I didn’t see firmer looking skin or a reduction in dark under eye circles. The only thing I noticed was hydration. If you’re looking into trying this product, I’m not going to stop you. Everyone’s experience is different. From my experience, it was simply just a hydrating eye cream that contains peptides, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid. I didn’t see any improvements in my under eyes or skin around my eyes after going through two tubes of this eye cream. Just hydration.
I’ve finished two tubes of this eye cream already. I’m on my third. The first two went quite well. I didn’t experience any burning sensation or irritation. But once I started using the third one, my under eyes were extremely irritated. It looked like an allergic reaction. It was red, sore-looking, and burned like hell. Maybe I received a bad batch? Maybe the formula changed?? I have a fourth tube of the eye cream. Unfortunately, it smells just like the third tube. It has a very strong chemical smell to it. It doesn’t smell right. The products I have are new too. I recently purchased them. I have a fourth one because I bought the third and fourth together, lol. The first two I finished up didn’t have this strong chemical smell. Who knows what might’ve happened. Either way, I stopped using the eye cream on my eyes. After I stopped using it, all symptoms vanished. I’m quite disheartened with my experience with this eye cream after this happened. It made my eyes look worse and emphasized wrinkles.
I was going to keep using this eye cream, since it feels nice on the skin and contains ingredients like peptides, caffeine, and hyaluronic acid. My first couple of tubes of this eye cream went well. It didn’t help with crow’s feet, fine lines, wrinkles, dark under eye circles, puffiness, but it did help to hydrate my skin. I’ve used plenty of eye creams and have never found one that did anything amazing other than moisturize the skin. And, I really liked the texture of this eye cream. It’s silky and smooth. I love how little effort I have to put into applying it. It just glides and absorbs quick. It works great underneath my other skin care products too. BUT, since I had a bad experience with it (burning, third tube), I stopped using this eye cream. Like, wtf happened??!! I haven’t used it for a week and am happy with my decision. My under eyes went back to normal. It’s not red, puffy, swollen, and super wrinkly anymore. The under eye area is very delicate. I can’t trust using this product on my eyes after this experience. I won’t repurchase. What a huge disappointment.
This is what the eye cream looks like. Brand new. It’s a clear gel. When I twisted the cap open, the product seeps out.
1 Month Using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser & What I’m Doing Now for My Acne…
I’ve been using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser for a month. I started off using it in the morning and night. It worked great! It helped clear out a bunch of stubborn closed comedones that wouldn’t budge. Left my skin feeling soft and smooth after each use. I wasn’t using it as a facial cleanser but an acne treatment. It contains salicylic acid, but it’s not known as an acne treatment or a salicylic acid treatment. I tried using it as a face wash when I first purchased it, but that didn’t work out. It clogged my pores terribly. I noticed pimples on my face very quick. This cleanser leaves an oily, fatty film behind on the skin. It just doesn’t leave the skin feeling clean after rinsing it off. If you have clog-prone skin, it’s a good idea to use another facial cleanser afterwards to make sure all of that grease is taken off of the skin. As an acne treatment, it’s wonderful! It worked to unclog pores. Finally, something that works to unclog these annoying, clogged pores that I’ve had for months! Possibly years!
So I continued using the cream cleanser for the next couple of weeks. My skin looked even better. A lot softer and smoother. It helped with the texture of my skin too. With this cream cleanser, even though the texture of product is heavy and moisturizing on the skin, it’s best to use it with a heavy duty moisturizer. Don’t be fooled just because it’s cream-based. It can dry out the skin. My skin became so dry when I was only using a lightweight moisturizer or no moisturizer with this product. Sorry, I couldn’t find a moisturizer that worked on my skin during that time. But it truly works better when used with a heavier moisturizer or layers of moisturizers (what I do, read more about what moisturizers I like by clicking the link!), since my skin is so finicky, lol. My skin didn’t feel dry at all, and I was able to use it twice a day with no irritation or redness. 👍🏻
I loved the results of this product, but I decided to get back on tret. Read about my break from tret here! 👈🏻 And get ready for an update on my experience with tret soon! It turns out Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser and tret don’t go well together. They’re both exfoliants, and my skin burns when I use Olay too often with tret. So I’m only using the cream cleanser a few times a week at night. Yes, I know this stuff helped my acne, but my skin has settled and is ready to take on tret again. It’s been a whole month off of tret. I think it’s time to reintroduce it back in. From my past experience, retinoids do wonders for my acne and skin texture. Other than that, this is a good product for the price and effectiveness. I’m still shocked ’til this day. I tried so many acne treatments over the years, and I saw noticeable results within 1 week of using this cream cleanser! I just didn’t expect it to work on my acne. I’m very impressed! I’ll keep it around, since it helps to improve my skin.
⭐ If you missed out on my earlier tret posts…
My experience with tret the first week…
After 1 Month on Tret + Skin Care Routine. Here are My Results.
2 Months on Tret. My results. 🙂
1 Year Review Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream
My last review on an eye cream was iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Eye Cream. Check it out if you haven’t yet! I’ve used Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream for a very long time. It’s been about a year already. Wow, time sure goes by fast! So this eye cream contains centella asiatica extract (49%), hyaluronic acid, and peptides. The combination of these ingredients is supposed to help improve skin’s texture and elasticity. Help to moisturize and nourish the eye area. Decrease the appearance of large pores. That’s not something I have to worry about because I don’t have large pores under my eyes. But, I’m looking for something that moisturizes the eye area and keeps it soft. And hopefully it helps with skin texture, fine lines, and wrinkles too. After a year of using this eye cream, did this product work? Here are my thoughts on this eye cream! Read on!
This eye cream is a cream (what it’s called). Not a gel-cream but a true cream. It feels lightweight and moisturizing when applied to the skin. It feels gentle and soft on the skin. It’s very easy to use. It glides on the eye area smoothly and nicely with little effort. One of the eye creams I have that just blends into the under eyes so well. Leaves the skin around the eyes soft, moist, and hydrated. This is something I really like. No wonder why I’ve been using it for a year. And I’ve gone though only one tube too. So it lasts for quite some time. I mean, it’s been a year, I haven’t stopped using it, lol. I’m only on my second tube now, which I still have a lot of product left. I can’t believe I’m not done with it yet. That’s pretty awesome.
With this eye cream, I didn’t notice a reduction in fine lines or wrinkles or an improvement in my dark under eye circles, but it does make a good eye moisturizer. Honestly, even though it doesn’t do any of that, I still like it anyways. It just leaves my under eyes so freaking moisturized. It also contains ingredients, such as centella asiatica extract, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. Who knows if it’s doing anything until years later. It doesn’t hurt to keep it around. At least it doesn’t dry my skin out. Keeping the under eye area moisturized isn’t a bad thing after all. Also, this eye cream is pretty affordable. So, I like it for what it is. It’s affordable and lasts forever. It works similarly to the more expensive eye creams I’ve used. I think I’m going to keep it around.
The eye cream comes sealed like this.
This is what it looks like…
Pros & Cons
- Contains centella asiatica extract, hyaluronic acid, peptides
- Very moisturizing
- Works well under eye makeup
- Doesn’t pill
- Feels soft and gentle on the skin
- Lasts forever
- Doesn’t do much for fine lines and wrinkles
- Doesn’t help with dark under eye circles
This is another eye cream I’m using in my eye care routine. It doesn’t do much for fine lines and wrinkles or dark under eye circles, but it keeps my under eye area very moisturized. Perhaps that moisturization is helping with fine lines and wrinkles in years to come. So I guess it kind of helps with fine lines and wrinkles. Preventing it from looking dry and more noticeable. Still not doing much for those dark under eye circles, but that’s ok. I decided to keep using it due to how affordable it is. I’m looking forward to my future results with this eye cream. Whenever that may be, lol. Not a bad eye cream at all.
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