December Skin Care Empties 🎄
Here are my December skin care empties! 👇🏻
Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask:
I thought I finished my last bottle of Cosrx Ultimate Rice Overnight Spa Mask, but I still have one more left. *sigh* I’ve been using this moisturizer on my body (not my face). My face can’t tolerate this product. I tried it so many times, and it failed each and every time. It’s just not compatible with my skin type no matter how much I want it to be. I love the niacinamide for the brightening effect, but it clogs my pores. This product contains sunflower seed oil, palm oil, and palm kernal oil. My skin hates oils in general. If they made an oil-free one, maybe I’ll give it a try. This moisturizer just didn’t work on my skin as I had hoped.
Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50:
I have 2 bottles of Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50. I finally finished my first bottle after a year. Don’t worry, it hasn’t expired. I’m using it indoors anyways on my hands (to finish it). For the face, this sunscreen is way too thick, way too white (ghost-like, leaves the skin powdery white), and it’s too heavy on the face for daily use. I tried it on my face before. It clogged my pores. It contains beeswax, which my skin doesn’t like. On the body, it works just fine. But, it does have a sunscreen smell to it that I don’t like. So, either way, I won’t purchase again after I finish my last bottle.
Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream:
I finally finished my fourth bottle (last one!!) of Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream! Andddd I won’t purchase it again. It’s a nice moisturizing eye cream, but it didn’t do much for my the skin around my eyes. I can’t tell if it helped to boost radiance, reduce under eye circles, or reduce puffy under eyes. I definitely can say that it didn’t help with fine lines and wrinkles. It just provided good moisture. From my experience and results, that’s all I’ve seen from this product after going through four bottles. It’s time to move on to something else if there is something else out there that works for under eye circles, eye puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin:
I finished a bottle of Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin this month. It’s a good moisturizer that moisturizes, hydrates, heals, protects, and soothes the skin. But, it didn’t work for me in the end (face). I was using it because I have no other moisturizer, and my skin was feeling flaky and dry. But then I realize how terrible this moisturizer is for my skin. I love that it moisturizes. It really does. I’ve never experienced moisturized skin like this before. It’s just that, this moisturizer clogs my pores. I think it’s the squalane. I can’t even use pure squalane oil without it clogging my pores. Since I have a few left, I’m currently using it as an eye cream and on my neck to use it up.
Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream:
One tube of Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream down! One left to go! I’ve gone through plenty of this eye cream to say that it’s a pretty below average eye cream. Even though it contains ingredients like centella asiatica extract (49%), shea butter, peptides, sodium hyaluronate, madecassic acid, panthenol, hydrolyzed collagen, cholesterol, macadamia seed oil, and so much more, it didn’t do anything for my eye area/under eyes. It wasn’t moisturizing enough either. It did absolutely nothing to improve my eyes. In my opinion, this product is overhyped. A good moisturizer does the same thing and comes in a bigger bottle than this 30 mL (1 fl. oz.) eye cream. It’s best to save your money.
Benton Fermentation Eye Cream:
Here’s another eye cream I finished this month! It’s the Benton Fermentation Eye Cream. You know, I’m starting to like this eye cream. It’s thick, creamy, and very moisturizing. Maybe it’s because it’s been colder and I’m losing a lot of moisture from the skin around my eyes. My under eyes are getting really dry, but this eye cream has helped replenish the moisture loss along with my other moisturizing skin care products. This eye cream is very rich. Since the texture and consistency of the product is rich and heavy, it’s a bit difficult to spread. I love how moisturizing it is, but I would like it if it was easier to blend into the skin. I’ll keep using it for the rest of winter and see if I’ll repurchase or not. I currently have 2 tubes left. I think that’s more than enough until next year. One tube lasts for months anyways.
Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum:
Unfortunately for me, I purchased a bunch of the Purito Centella Green Level Buffer Serum, lol. I stopped using this serum months ago. I’m glad I did. I haven’t noticed a difference after dropping it from my routine since. My skin doesn’t miss it at all. It has centella asiatica extract (49%), niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, asiatic acid, madecassic acid, peptides, panthenol, and lots of other beneficial skin care ingredients, but it didn’t do anything for my skin. It provides temporary moisture and soothing effects, but that’s it. I didn’t notice a huge difference in my skin using it. It didn’t make my skin brighter, healthier, or even supple as it claims to do. I guess this serum could work if you’re searching for a basic serum and have sensitive skin. For me, it’s not for me. Seems like a waste of money for something that doesn’t improve my skin over time. It doesn’t really moisturize my skin either.
The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA:
One more The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA down! I did an update on this product not so long ago. I tried using it as an eye serum instead of a facial serum. It didn’t work out. The serum didn’t help with fine lines or wrinkles. It dried my under eyes out and pilled under my other skin care products. It didn’t work underneath sunscreen either. I never saw results with this serum. I just stopped using it anywhere near my face.
The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane:
I haven’t been using The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane on my face. I’ve been using it on my body. This retinol serum clogs my pores (on my face). The other ingredients in this product are not compatible with my skin. It’s just way too oily. I have a few more bottles left of this serum. I’m glad I knocked one out by the end of the year. It’s a very moisturizing retinol serum. It’s gentle on the skin. I can’t tell if it’s doing anything for the skin on my body. I just can’t tell. I don’t have any skin issues on my body besides some dryness once in a blue moon (during the winter). This is another product I’m trying to finish up from The Ordinary, lol.
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%:
One more The Ordinary serum I finished up this month! I’m officially on my last bottle of The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%. I’m ready to just be done with it. So this serum is still oily and greasy. I love the ingredients in it still. If it doesn’t work on my facial skin, I can’t do anything about it. It clogs my pores and irritates it to no end. I’ve tried it so many times with the same terrible results. It also turns my face orange. I walked around with a bright orange glow to my skin all year round because of this product. 😆
The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder:
It took me nearly a year to finish a jar of this vitamin c powder. It’s finally done, and I’m not purchasing another one. In my opinion, it’s not worth it. Ascorbic acid powder can be easily purchased at a much more affordable, lower price than what The Ordinary is selling it for. I love the tiny jar that it comes in, and I’m still using it for my antioxidant powders. But, I’m pretty much done with this particular product. Results were mediocre. I didn’t notice that much of a difference in my skin. I’m still trying to fade acne marks. It’s time to try another vitamin c product out!
The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%:
I finished The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5%! It’s the last bottle too! Yay! No more! The Ordinary Pycnogenol 5% did nothing for my skin but left my skin feeling oily like a whole bunch of other The Ordinary products I’ve used. It’s so oily and greasy. It didn’t do anything for my skin either. It’s supposed to enhance hydration (nope!) and improve elasticity (nope!). Scavenge free radicals and recycle oxidized vitamin c (who knows if it did any of that). I just can’t tell. Is it doing anything?!! I’m over it. I’m glad I’m done with it. I won’t purchase it again. It took me soooo long to finish the last bottle.
It’s been quite a year. December seems to have the most empties. I’m just cleaning out for the new year! 🥳🎉 Merry Christmas everyone!!
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Hellooooo! My skin care update! What I’m doing now. 🙂
Hello everyone! I’m back with an update on my skin care routine — what I’m doing, what I’m using, just what’s happening! 😁 Let’s begin with where we left off last time. If you missed out on my latest post, don’t forget to check it out here! 👉🏻 2 Weeks Tret Experience! Is It Working?? What I’m Doing Now!
Alright! Let’s start off with this burning question! Am I still using tret? Only 1-2 times a week or at least once. I actually stopped using tret for a while to see if my skin would do better without it. Turns out, once or twice a week is the most I can use tret. Any more than that, my skin gets dry, scaly, and wrinkled. Is it just my skin? As for acne, it’s not doing any favors for blemishes. Nothing at all. So I decided to keep using tret but not much. It’s not the center of my skin care routine anymore. I’ve moved on to other skin care products that’s more suitable for my skin and works much better for me. Dun, dun, dun! Guess what?? I brought back a previous acne-fighting product that I’ve been using for MANY YEARS. If you’ve been following my blog, you should probably know what it is.
YEP! It’s benzoyl peroxide. I was getting large blemishes all over my forehead at one point. I’ve been stressing with so many things to get done. So! I decided to try benzoyl peroxide again. And it worked! I’ve been using BP since! I only use BP a few times a week at night when my skin gets really oily or if I see blemishes popping up out of nowhere. BP nips it in the bud and I’m really happy that it’s very effective against pimples from small annoying ones to large cystic, nodular acne. It’s amazing stuff. I don’t think I’ll ever go without it ever again. Now I’m thinking, what was I thinking?!?? Spot treating with BP is just simply amazing. All I know is that it works on my skin.
I’m still moisturizing as usual. Since I’ve been so busy, it was difficult to apply that many serums, lotions, creams, or whatever products. I started mixing specific products together and applying them at once. That helped saved a ton of time. I really don’t have the time to layer each product one at a time anymore. I just can’t do it anymore. I’m literally half asleep by night. If I want to continue on with this skin care routine (which I do), I need to find other ways to apply. Mixing them together seems to help speed up the process at night but also in the morning. Now let’s talk about some of my moisturizers!
Wow, looking at my posts, I have a ton of moisturizing (skin care products in general) in my routine, lol. Lots of moisturizers everywhere! haha. You can check out my posts on moisturizers right here to catch up:
Finding the Perfect Moisturizer & What I Use!
Update on My Moisturizers 🙂
Another Update on My Moisturizers. What I’m Using Now.
Yeah, I know, I’m a skin care freak. I don’t think that’s going to change any time soon. But, fortunately (Yes! Awesome!), I haven’t purchased any new skin care product in the past month. I’m so proud of myself! I’m trying to save some money and cutting down on buying new skin care products has helped so much. Yay! But let’s get back on track! Moisturizers! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
With moisturizing, I try to moisturize every morning and night. Sometimes my skin gets really oily from moisturizers and I have to stop using some of them to decrease the oiliness in my skin. I have really oily skin and when there’s too much moisture my skin starts breaking out. I have to gauge if my skin can tolerate the moisture or not to prevent breakouts. My moisturizing routine is pretty much the same minus some products. I did remove some skin care products due to breakouts or I just stopped liking them. They are…
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream:
What’s funny about this face cream is that I praised so much about it in the past months or so. I eventually started noticing that it was too rich and oily on my facial skin. I started breaking out in random areas on my face. I wonder if this cream was the cause the breakouts on my forehead. Even though it does a wonderful job at moisturizing my skin, it didn’t work out in the end. This face cream is just too much for my skin type. I wished it worked out, since I was searching for something much heavier than what I’m used too (lightweight moisturizers). But, it’s unfortunate that it didn’t work out. It is what it is. So I started using Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream as an eye cream and neck cream. It works very well on those delicate skin areas. Just not my my facial skin. 😔 I think I’m going to keep using it for those purposes.
Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask:
I stopped using this moisturizer on my face. I think I’m over it. It doesn’t work on my skin. I’m currently trying to use it up. I’m not sure if I’ll purchase it again. It’s pretty affordable and does work well to moisturize the skin if your skin can tolerate some plant oils. I don’t think it’s that bad. It’s just not suitable for my skin type. I tried it many times too, and it seems like I get the same results each time, which is moisturized skin that comes along with breakouts along the way.
Some skin care products I really like right now:
The Ordinary skin care products! 🙌🏻
The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2% and The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3% are my favorites right now. I must stay, I really do love these serums. They’re super affordable, and I’m amazed how much they have transformed my skin! It’s like night and day. I can tell a huge difference in my skin after a few days of using it. There were times where I stopped using them and picked up on using them again…and wow…I’m just amazed how effective these serums are! Also, these serums tend to be on the oily side, so I can’t use them everyday. I try to since I love how they make my skin look, but there are days where I have to take a break due to how moisturizing they are. I get clogged pores, and my skin starts to retaliate against the excess moisture. Overall, while using these serums, I’ve noticed a huge change in my skin texture. It looks more refined, softer, and more supple. I couldn’t believe it either. I can’t tell if it helps with brightening/fading of acne scars/hyperpigmentation or not. One of the serums (The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% Alpha Arbutin 2%) contains ascorbic acid so it should. But, I haven’t noticed. I just noticed a smoother complexion, which is better than nothing. I’m really happy with the results so far. With The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid, I can’t tell if it’s doing anything. It is an antioxidant. I’d much prefer to keep using it just because it seems like a good serum to have. It’s super affordable and seems to last forever like all of the other The Ordinary serums I have used. So far, it’s been great. Love these serums so much! I’m going to continue to use them! I highly recommend them! 👍🏻
There are other skin care products I would love to talk about, but these are the ones that popped up in my mind right now. Stay tuned for my next update on products I’m using! I feel like there’s so many skin care products to go over. A lot of things have happened since. See everyone in the next post! I hope everyone enjoyed my update! Have a wonderful day! 🙂
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2 Month Tret Update. Is It Working??!! + Other Products I’m Using :)
It’s been 2 months on tret. I used it a few days a week at first until my skin acclimated to it. That went by quick, so I started using it every day at night. I haven’t had any issues with using it every day since. My skin isn’t red, peeling, or in pain. No irritation of any kind. It’s so weird. I had issues with it using it every night before. All of a sudden, out of the blue, it’s been such a breeze. It’s like I’m applying water to my skin now. So interesting and odd at the same time! I wonder if it’s working anymore. So that is why I’ve been trying out other skin care products. It looks like tret isn’t helping with some forehead acne and blackheads on my nose. They’ve been really stubborn, and I need to get rid of them ASAP, so they can heal quickly and properly. This is what I tried during the second month of tret.
Skin Care Products I Tried…
Benzoyl Peroxide: I would slather BP all over my face if I could, but the side effects are just too much. The fumes get into my eyes and burn. But, BP truly does work to eliminate acne. Some days of the week, I’ll spot treat areas where I notice congestion. That’s about it. *sigh* Those BP days…
Glycolic Acid: I started using glycolic acid again when I was looking for another option to treat my acne (besides BP). I’m using Alpha Skin Care Intensive Renewal Serum (my first impression). Here’s my 1 week review on the product. I did another update on this serum. Go here to read more about it (my 3 week update). Glycolic acid seems to be working this time around too. I’m stunned! It worked before then stopped working. Now, it’s working again. It’s been great for skin texture and the overall quality of my skin. Keeping my skin looking soft, smooth, and refined, but it didn’t do much for my acne. Well, it did at first, but it stopped working on my acne. I’m still deciding if I should keep this serum in my routine. I was really looking for something that’ll unclog my pores, and this serum seems too gentle on my skin to do just that. So, I took a break from it since I didn’t see an improvement in my acne. I might bring it back if I think my skin needs it. I really don’t know yet.
Some Products Worth Mentioning…
My skin seems to be tolerating almost all of the products I used before. Didn’t work at one point in time, but it’s working now. They are…
iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum: This serum is very moisturizing. It helps to keep the skin soft and hydrated. Feels sticky at first but feels very nice on the skin. Once it sinks into the skin, it leaves the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. I have a little bit of this product left from using it twice a day. But am I going to keep using it when I’m done with the bottle? I’m not sure. I prefer the iUNIK Propolis Synergy Vitamin Serum a little bit more. I’ll have to think about it. 🤔 The iUNIK Propolis Synergy Vitamin Serum is another serum that’s working for me now too. 🙂 Love it!!
Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask: I have a love-hate relationship with this moisturizer. It’s moisturizing. It’s probably the most moisturizing lotion I have used where I don’t get huge cystic acne. But I decided to keep it in my routine and use it only on dry areas of my face. If I have a dry patch, I’ll use this product to moisturize that specific area of my face. I don’t use it all-over anymore. It causes too many problems. Makes my skin all oily, more blackheads, and forehead acne goes nuts. Moisturizing is important for skin health, but too much leads to consequences like breakouts (on my skin). I really like this moisturizer though. It truly does help moisturize my oily skin without leaving my skin feeling heavy and clogged.
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid: I started using this BHA Liquid again. I went full on, lol, but I had to stop using it because it was drying my skin out. It works to tame the oilies on my facial skin, but I don’t think it did anything for the blackheads on my nose. I was hoping it would do something about that. I like using this BHA Liquid when my skin is oily. I’ll use it once in a while right now until summer arrives. That’s when my skin is even more oily.
Here are some products I’m not too wild about anymore:
Cosrx AHA BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner: This toner hasn’t helped much with acne whatsoever. I was hoping that it did a little bit of something. Doesn’t seem like it’s good at controlling the oil in my skin anymore. What happened? I don’t know. It’s an OK product. I’m not sure if I should keep it in my routine or not. It has a weird texture to it. I’m on the fence about this toner. We’ll see what happens in the near future. lol.
Olay Regenerist Vitamin C Peptide 24 Brightening Facial Cleanser: I’ve been using the Olay Regenerist Facial Cleanser since last year. I started off with the Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. The Vitamin C Peptide 24 Brightening Facial Cleanser is the exact same as the Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser in terms of results. I didn’t notice brighter skin using the one with vitamin c. I loved this cleanser months ago when I was using it. That was when I didn’t have a good BHA product in my routine. I know these facial cleansers aren’t advertised as acne cleansers or cleansers with BHA, but it does contain salicylic acid in them. I can feel the salicylic on my skin when I use it. I would keep it around, but I’m using Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid instead. I just thought it would be a better option for me instead of this face wash. Maybe I’ll use it again if Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid doesn’t work out. More reviews on Olay Regenerist facial cleansers:
1 Week Using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. Goodbye Acne?
1 Month Using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser & What I’m Doing Now for My Acne…
How My Skin Is Doing
The only acne I’m dealing with right now is a few pimples on my forehead. Some blackheads on my nose (so annoying). Sometimes some random pimple that pops out of nowhere. My skin is almost, just almost clear. Texture looks pretty good. It’s looks smoother. I’m not liking that shiny forehead though. It looks so weird and odd, haha. I’ve been trying to keep my skin moisturized by using lightweight facial moisturizers, which don’t provide enough moisture for my skin, but it’s better than nothing. My skin hasn’t broken out from those moisturizers (as of yet!). Right now, it’s all about keeping my moisture barrier healthy and happy. But tret hasn’t been drying. Or doing much for my acne like I hoped. I think I’m going to keep using it and wait it out. In the meantime, just search for something else to combat these stubborn pimples that just won’t go away. After 2 months, I’m pretty much neutral with the results I’m getting from tret. I can’t say much about it helping with fine lines and wrinkles. I think moisturizing my skin has helped a ton more. Well! That’s my 2 month update on tret. Take it or leave it, lol. I’ll see everyone next month!
⭐ If you missed out on my previous experience with tret…
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. 🙂
Taking a break from tret…
Back to tret! 1 Week Results & My Skin Care Routine. Did it work? 🤔
1 Month on Tret. My Results!
A break from Tret & What I’m Doing Now
Surprise! Back on tret + Other Acne Treatments for Clear Skin. 🙂
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Another attempt with Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask!
I attempted to try Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask again after trying it out several times. Actually, many, many times. Check out my previous reviews on the rice mask here:
Review: Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
Another Update on Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask!
So the reason why I tried the rice mask again is because I still have it. After a break from it, I decided to give it a go again due to experiencing dry skin. I thought, why not? lol. I started off using the rice mask a few times a week at night. I used it like how it’s supposed to be used, a PM moisturizing product. And only a few times a week, no more than that. That went well. My skin felt softer and moisturized. Even though it contains rice extract and niacinamide, it didn’t brighten my skin. I remember it temporarily brightening my skin and giving it a glow at some point but that didn’t happen this time. This product isn’t good at brightening the skin that’s all I know. It is definitely moisturizing, and my skin felt hydrated and moisturized when I used it.
I started using it more often (including mornings), since it made removing flaky skin much easier. My skin would just peel off easily and effortlessly. Afterwards, leaving my skin feeling super hydrated and smooth. I loved the results and kept using the rice mask. Still, it didn’t help brighten my skin. Isn’t that what rice extract and niacinamide is for? Something about the ingredients in this product that just doesn’t brighten the skin. It doesn’t work! At least not on my skin. So my skin was well nourished while using this mask. That’s the only reason why I kept using it. It’s the most moisturizing skin care product that I have without causing cystic acne. But! I spoke to soon. This is what happened as I continued to use it…
Everything was going well. My skin felt nurtured, moisturized, super soft, and the general health of my skin improved due to how hydrated my skin was. It looked soooo dewy and healthy! Well, those improvements didn’t last for long. My skin started to break out a little bit. I had tiny little pimples on my forehead. Some blackheads that were very stubborn. I had to toss in some Salicylic Acid to remove them. Even when using Salicylic Acid, it was pretty obvious that the rice mask was causing the breakouts. So, I had to stop using it to get rid of the pimples. After all of this fiasco, I attempted to use the rice mask a few times a week at night again (not every day). I thought I could just use it once or twice a week on my face and get away with the hydration, lol. That’s all I really needed — a good moisturizer. Nope, my skin wasn’t having it. I would still get breakouts.
Honestly, I think my time with the Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask is over as a face moisturizer. I really wanted it to work (tried it multiple times and failed, lol), but some products just don’t work for some people. This one and my face don’t go well together. I’m not using it as a facial moisturizer anymore, but I’m not entirely done with it. It seems to make a good eye cream and body cream (in sensitive areas like my chest). I’ll keep it around for that. It’s very affordable for the amount of product. So if you have acne-prone skin that’s oily, be careful. This may or may not work for you. It does contain oils, such as sunflower seed oil, palm oil, and palm kernal oil. I think the oils were a huge problem for me.
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Another Update on Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask!
I’ve been using Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask for at least 3 weeks already. Maybe 4 weeks? But anyways, it’s been my to-go-to moisturizer, since it actually does leave my skin feeling soft and moisturized. I have a hard time finding a moisturizer that works on my skin. This was the only moisturizer that at least left my skin feeling and looking moisturized. My skin felt conditioned for the first time in many moons. I loved it, haha. But, it’s been at least 3 weeks using it, and here are my thoughts on it. Have my thoughts changed? Do I still like this moisturizer? Does it still work? Hmm, read on to find out!
When I first started using this moisturizer (or mask), I liked the results. The product felt creamy, and it felt really nice on my skin. It feels amazing to find and use a moisturizer that leaves the skin feeling so good. I was really happy that I had something like this in my routine. I haven’t used a good moisturizer in ages. It was absolutely wonderful! But, after weeks into using it, I noticed something different. It was still giving my skin the moisture that it needs, but it wasn’t the same anymore. I started to noticed blackheads. I didn’t think it was from Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask, so I kept using it.
But the blackheads persisted. I was using salicylic acid to combat these blackheads, but they wouldn’t budge. That’s when I decided to stop using the rice mask. Just to see what happens to my skin. After a few days without using the rice mask, my skin felt a little drier. I still have other moisturizers to rely on, but it just wasn’t the same. I just really liked how the rice mask moisturized my skin. But, during this time, I noticed blackheads disappearing and my skin purging. It’s like my skin is getting unclogged once again.
So! It looks like I can’t use this moisturizer every day anymore. I was only using it at night to prevent my acne treatments from drying my skin out. It worked, but I can’t stand the blackheads that keep showing up out of the blue and on a constant basis. I’m going to stop using this product, but maybe I’ll reintroduce it into my routine later on. I think it was just giving my skin too much moisture and caused breakouts. So perhaps I can use it a few times a week (not as a daily moisturizer) without any issues. We’ll see. Besides moisturizing the skin, as for skin brightening, I didn’t notice a brighter complexion with this product. I think it’s only a good moisturizer.
If you missed out on my moisturizers posts ~
Finding the Perfect Moisturizer & What I Use!
Update on My Moisturizers 🙂
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