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My Updated Skin Care Routine

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It’s time for a skin care update! It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything about my skin care routine! Here we go! 🙂

When I wake up in the morning, I use Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil. This face wash right here. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it several times before.

Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil
Trader Joe’s Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

This is the best face wash I’ve used in my lifetime. It beats all of the other face washes I’ve used in the past! I highly recommend it if you have oily, acne-prone skin. It removes dirt and oil. It tames oily skin. Love!! By the way, it’s vegan. 😊😍 Even though I like it, I wouldn’t depend on it alone to get rid of acne. It’s good at doing what it’s supposed to do — cleanses without stripping essential oils from the face.

I am not using the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Brush any longer. It didn’t work out for me. What did work out for me is using Acne.org BP Treatment Gel! So I’m back to using Acne.org BP Treatment Gel. This right here:

Acne.org BP Treatment Gel
Acne.org BP Treatment Gel

I’ve used this stuff soo many times before. The first time I used it, it worked. I tried it again and again over the years with hits and misses. I decided to give it a go once again to see if it’ll work again. This time, I’m not just spot treating. I’m applying the gel to my whole face but only at night. The gel takes too long to absorb into my facial skin in the morning, and I don’t have time for that. It seems to be working! 😊 Ever since I started using the BP Treatment Gel, I’ve introduced jojoba oil back into my skin care routine.

Jojoba Oil

But, I don’t use jojoba oil everyday. It’s only when my skin becomes dry from the BP. Once the dryness goes away, I stop using it. I can’t use it every day. I ended up with clogged pores. I love the way it makes my skin feel…but not everyone’s skin can tolerate it…

Lily Ana Naturals Retinol Cream

For an eye cream, I use LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream. I haven’t introduced this skin care product yet. I’ll talk more about it later on. Yes, it’s a vegan skin care product. I’ve been trying my best to purchase only vegan skin care products. At the moment, all of my skin care products ARE VEGAN!

I don’t have a sunblock at the moment. SHAME ON ME!! ha! By the way, I was using Differin Oil-Control Moisturizer with SPF 30. It turns out the Differin sunblock was breaking me out. My skin is prone to acne, and it’s better for me to use less products on my skin (this includes makeup too). You will see later on when I talk about my makeup routine.

So, that’s all I really use on my facial skin. I stopped using a lot of skin care products because they weren’t doing any good to my skin. I try my best to stay out of the sun. I don’t think sunblock was really protecting my skin anyways. My skin has been forming freckles for the past years with sunblock on + staying out of the sun most of the time. No joke, lol. I don’t think that’s an entirely a bad thing, since I’ve recieved tons of compliments on them. In the meantime, I’ll be on the look out for a good sunblock and do my best to stay out of the sun.

That is my skin care routine. Tell me about yours! Next up, my new eye cream and my makeup routine. 😊

Love, Jen

LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

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Facial Brightening Skin Care Products
Skin Brightening Products

Hello 🙂 Since Acure Brightening Glowing Serum (left) didn’t work for me, I went off and found something else. It’s called LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum (right). More about the serum below.

About LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum

Ingredients:

Aqua, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid (5%), Vitamin C (20%), MSM, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Vitamin E, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Organic Dandelion Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Directions:

  1. Wash and pat skin dry.
  2. If using toner, apply toner first.
  3. Smooth a small amount evenly over the face, neck, and décolletage areas prior to moisturizing.
  4. Allow to dry.

My experience

I’ve gone through one bottle of LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum already. I’m on the second bottle. What attracted me to this skin care product was that it’s natural and not tested on animals. I needed a skin care product that would even out my complexion. This seemed like a perfect match for my skin woes. Vitamin C is an awesome skin care ingredient that helps with anti-aging, wrinkles, collagen, and dark spots or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I decided to try it. This is what happened.

This skin care product worked to brighten my skin. I can literally tell the difference in my complexion when using this vitamin C serum consistently (day and night). It’s not sticky and absorbs into the skin very well. It’s not moisturizing though. I can feel my skin becoming a tad dry after application. So, when I was using the first bottle, I loved the brightening effect, BUT I would get random clogged pores ever so often. I continued using the serum because I didn’t know if it was the serum or something else that caused me to breakout.

Once I started on the second bottle, which I have a lot of product left, I started to notice that my skin would become clogged. I would get random pimples in the most bizarre areas. It wouldn’t stop. I stopped using the product ASAP. The serum works to brighten the skin, but it’s uncool when I’m breaking out at the same time. If I’m breaking out, that means I’m going to have to deal with acne scars. That’s not something I want to deal with. I have noticed that my pimples are going away after I stopped using it.

I really wanted this serum to work. It just didn’t work out. The product says that it’s non-comedogenic…it’s not. This would work for people that don’t have acne-prone skin. As of now, I am not using any skin care products all-over my face. I’m letting it heal. I’m still using eye care products though. Stay tuned for that! I hope this review was enlightening for people looking into purchasing this vitamin C facial serum from LilyAna Naturals. Thanks for reading!

– Jen

© Jennifer Nguyen