May & June Skin Care Empties
I’ve gone through a bunch of skin care products. Let’s get started!
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream:
I was able to finish one jar of Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream. I have one more and am trying to finish that one too. So my thoughts on this product are not so good. I thought it was working out for me in the beginning, but it was making my skin worse. It didn’t leave my skin feeling moisturized either. Just greasy and oily. It made me break out as well. I tried using it only as an eye/neck cream. I didn’t like it as an eye cream. As a neck cream, it works, but it’s not the best, moisturizing neck cream I have used. The ingredients in this product are nice. It contains shea butter, beta-carotene, ubiquinone, and vitamin E, to name a few. It just didn’t live up to what it claims to do. I didn’t get any results from it but clogged pores and greasy skin.
The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10%:
This serum has a watery texture that easily absorbs into the skin. It’s supposed to help with dynamic lines on the forehead and smile lines. I didn’t see any results using it. I loved how fast it absorbs and isn’t sticky on the skin, but it did nothing for me. I have one more bottle of the serum that I’m still trying to use up.
Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50:
I was so happy when I finished a bottle of this sunscreen. It’s taking me forever to finish it up for many reasons. Honestly, I really don’t like this sunscreen. It smells awful, feels greasy and heavy on the skin, leaves an obvious white cast, clogs my pores, and is difficult to spread on the skin. I love that it’s 21.6% Zinc Oxide and is SPF 50, but I stopped using it on my face for the reasons mentioned. It feels very uncomfortable on the skin. I have one more bottle of this sunscreen and won’t repurchase it when I finish it. I don’t even know how I’m going to use the last bottle. Wish me luck!
The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5:
I’m done with The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5! This is my last bottle and I’m over it! It did NOTHING for my skin. It feels like I’m applying expensive water to my face. I will not repurchase. What a waste of money!
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%:
I finished another bottle of The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% Ferulic Acid 3%. I don’t really hate this serum. It just didn’t work on my face. It’s too greasy and oily. It made me break out. I didn’t know I was breaking out from using it until I stopped using it. It was one of the many causes of my breakouts. But, I started using it on my body consistently instead. I really like it as a body serum. Not too bad. So I stopped using it on my face and kept using it on my body instead. I might keep using it for that reason. I have a few bottles left to test it out and see if I like it.
Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange:
I’ve been using this bb cream for years and finally finished my last bottle of the product. I noticed that I stopped getting breakouts from it after I started using my acne cream. This isn’t a bad bb cream. It’s one of my favorites, but it’s not like what it used to be. I love how it controls oil on my skin. I have very oily skin and this bb cream seems to work for my skin type. But, the one I received was much different. I have a sample of this bb cream and it seems to have a different texture compared to the full-size bottle that I just finished up. Maybe I received a fake? Maybe they changed the formula? I don’t know. I think it’s time to move on to something new…
Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Mask:
I haven’t talked about this product yet. I was going to, but I got really busy. So this is an exfoliating mask. I’ve been using it to just use it up, lol. It contains argan stem cells, grapefruit kombucha, pineapple, and papaya enzymes to exfoliate and dissolve dull, dry surface cells. It’s supposed to help unclog pores and help with breakouts. I didn’t see any results from this exfoliating mask. It was fun to use, but that’s about it. I wouldn’t waste my money on it again.
CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Face Sheer Tint:
Another product that I wished I didn’t stock up on, lol. It’s the CeraVe Hydrating Face Sheer Tint. This sunscreen product is awful on my skin. I was a dedicated user. In the end, it caused me to break out without realizing that it was one of the main causes of my breakouts. I even tried it again and noticed breakouts. What is it with CeraVe that causes my skin to dislike it so much? Since it causes acne, I’ve been trying to use it up, but it’s been a pain in the butt. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone with acne-prone skin. Do a patch test first to see if you have any reactions to it. I wished I did.
Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++:
No more leftovers of this sunscreen! I finished them all!!!! It didn’t work for me at all. It dries out my skin, leaves my skin looking like plastic, and sun protection is poor (didn’t work for me). I noticed it making my skin look very aged. It must be the dryness or something. I tried using it with a moisturizer underneath. That didn’t work either. This sunscreen product is just not for me. Very overhyped for the price. Not worth it, in my opinion.
Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum:
I shouldn’t have bought so many of the Purito Centella Green Level Buffet Serum. It is a calming and soothing serum, but it didn’t do much for my facial skin. I’ve been using the rest of what I have. I’ve been very generous with it too. This serum sucks. I’m over it and just in the process of finishing them up and tossing them out, haha.
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG:
I was going to keep The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG in my routine, but I never saw any true results with this eye serum. I just wanted it to work and kept using it. It feels pretty drying too even with moisturizer. I gave up on it. Here’s to another product that I’m trying to finish up. I think I have at least 1 more bottle of this serum left…
Eucerin Advanced Hydration SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray with Hyaluronic Acid + Humectants:
I’m not big on spray sunscreens but gave this one a shot. I thought it could work on my face. The sunscreen sprayed out nicely and was very easy to use, but it felt and looked greasy on my skin. It burned my eyes. It has a strong sunscreen smell to it. This would work better as a body sunscreen than a sunscreen for the face. Since it’s alcohol-free, it feels greasy as mentioned. I was hoping that it would work on my facial skin. Oh well. Moving on…
Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+:
I finally finished my last tube of this sunscreen stick. It’s not for me. It’s greasy and oily. It gets everywhere. It feels sticky on the skin. I just didn’t like it. I can’t imagine using this on a daily basis. Maybe if I’m at the beach but there are so many options out there that I’m not even thinking about purchasing this sunscreen again.
Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Lip: Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 50:
This is my current lip balm with SPF 50. It’s cheap. lol, that’s the reason why I use it. I would love to switch over to a mineral-based sunscreen, but I haven’t found one that works for me. It is what it is. It’s a lip balm with SPF.
Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40:
I ran out of Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40! I’m not sure if I’m going to pick up some more. My current SPF product is working for me, and I just don’t feel like going to the store to get more, haha. But, this sunscreen is pretty decent. I wish the SPF was a little higher.
Altruist Sunscreen SPF 50:
I finished my second bottle of Altruist Sunscreen SPF 50. I don’t use this sunscreen on my facial skin. I use it around my eyes. It’s greasy on my face but works on the skin around my eyes and neck, so that’s what I use it for. I’m not even sure I’m going to stick with it. I have 2 more bottles left and just using it because it’s supposed to be a high UVA sunscreen. We’ll see if it works or not!
GUERISSON 9 Complex Cream:
I’m glad to be done with this cream. It didn’t do much for my skin. It’s a pretty heavy product. I honestly don’t care much for it. I almost forgot about it and decided to slather my body with it for weeks until the jar was empty. Wouldn’t purchase it again, to be honest.
Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50:
Another sunscreen that I finished. Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50 smells like plastic and left a white cast on my skin. I used most of it on my body since my face hated it. It’s not a sunscreen that I would purchase again. It’s affordable, but I can’t stand using it. It wasn’t an enjoyable experience.
PanOxyl Acne Creamy Wash (4%):
I was hoping that a benzoyl peroxide-based face wash would work instead of my current face wash. It didn’t work. PanOxyl did nothing for my skin. It didn’t even clean it well. I’m better off sticking to benzoyl peroxide topical treatments to target my acne-prone skin. This face wash may work for others, but it didn’t for me.
Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment:
Love this product. It cleared my skin after months of using it. I noticed results very early on (a few weeks). It sinks into the skin nicely and doesn’t leave residue behind. I love it. I’m currently using it in the morning to control sebum and prevent breakouts while using SPF. My sunscreens tend to be greasier and the acne treatment helps to decrease the grease on my face, haha. I finished one bottle of the acne treatment. Now I’m on to my second bottle! Wow, this stuff is amazing at fighting acne. I’m going to keep using it.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Body & Face Mineral Sunscreen Gentle Lotion SPF 50:
I thought this would be my HG sunscreen, but I’m so over it. It’s a mineral sunscreen and I really wanted it to work. The texture of the sunscreen is very soft, smooth, and elegant. It’s easy to blend into the skin. It does leave a white cast on the skin, which I didn’t like. It’s a very noticeable white cast. I prefer a more moisturizing sunscreen that doesn’t leave my skin looking extremely white. This was just too much and noticeable. It’s quite embarrassing. I can’t go anywhere using this sunscreen. It’s hilarious, haha.
Aussie Total Miracle Conditioner with Apricot For Damage Hair:
I was able to finish the Aussie Conditioner (Apricot). Another brand that I’m over with. The conditioner didn’t do much for my hair. It feels like it’s moisturizing when I’m using it, but it left my hair looking frizzy and gross afterward. I didn’t like the results of it. I guess it’s affordable for a reason. Next…
Catch up on my skin care empties right here!
August Skin Care Empties!
September Skin Care Empties
November Skin Care Empties
December Skin Care Empties
More December Skin Care Empties!
January Skin Care Empties!
February Skin Care Empties
March & April Skin Care Empties!
Review: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange
I’ve used Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange for so many years. It must’ve been over 6 years by now. Perhaps longer. It’s been my all-time favorite bb cream for so many years. I honestly can’t believe I’ve been using it for this many years. It’s insane. I have a bunch of other bb creams but for some reason I always come back to this one. It simply works. But lately, I’ve been searching for new bb cream since it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do anymore. It’s not living up to my expectations. I’m quite sadden and disappointed about this, since this has been my to-go-to bb cream for so many years, and it didn’t cause my skin any problems. This was out of the blue and so weird. It just stopped working. So what happened??!! Keeping reading. 🙂 It’s time for me to share my thoughts on Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange!
Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange is a light-medium beige with strong yellow undertones. On my skin, it makes my skin appear more yellow. It seems to work just fine once it melts and blends into the skin. I’m not too bothered by the coloring of this product. The texture of the bb cream feels soft and creamy. It glides onto the skin smoothly. It has a soft and elegant feel to it. It leaves the skin feeling moisturized upon application. The bb cream blends into the skin well and helps to smooth over imperfections like acne marks, but it doesn’t provide full coverage. The coverage of this bb cream is medium. The coverage is buildable, but it leaves the skin looking dry, cakey, and unnatural when too much is applied. Since it doesn’t cover acne marks completely, I use a concealer for extra coverage, which works out just fine. A little or enough of this bb cream makes the skin look pretty and dewy. Gives the skin that lovely, soft, glass skin effect that I really like, especially when I have oily skin. My skin doesn’t appear more oily. It’s the perfect balance.
This bb cream contains SPF 50+ PA+++ for sun protection. It contains arbutin and ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate to brighten the skin while licorice root extract to (brighten) and soothe the skin. It also contains antioxidants and extracts to improve and protect the skin. That’s why I love bb creams so much and would never go back to traditional foundations. It’s just so much better for the skin! Even with the positives of this bb cream, sadly, I had to stop using this bb cream for good reasons. It stopped working for me. All of a sudden, after years of use, it’s not jiving with my skin any longer. At times, I noticed that it would leave parts of my face looking and feeling dry. It settled into fine lines and wrinkles. Made them appear more prominent. And the most unfortunate of them all, it clogged my pores. Since I’m not using a lot of products in my routine, I can pinpoint what’s causing breakouts and what’s not. I tried using the bb cream for 2 days (after not wearing any foundation), and I ended up with whiteheads and hard sebum within my pores. Just using this bb cream two times gave me acne! My pores looked larger. My skin went downhill from there. Once I stopped using it, my skin went back to normal after a few days. Since it breaks me out and isn’t living up to my expectations anymore, I’m pretty much done with it.
Here’s a swatch of the bb cream.
Pros & Cons
- Contains SPF 50+ PA+++ (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate)
- Makes the skin look soft and dewy
- Feels lightweight but provides good coverage
- Provides medium coverage that is buildable
- Breakouts (cysts, closed comedones)
- Dries out the skin
It looks like my time is up with Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange. It’s been such a long time using this bb cream. It’s disappointing, but it is what it is. There’s something in this bb cream that my skin doesn’t like. It’s not the same anymore. Every time I use it, my skin goes nuts and breakouts out right after using it. I was in denial for a bit because it was something I’ve used for so many years. One day I just stopped using it, and the breakouts stopped. My skin looked clearer. Since then, I finally dropped this bb cream from my HG products and moved on to something new, better for my skin. My skin hasn’t had an explosion of cystic acne and closed comedones since (from a bb cream, like this bb cream did to me). So would I recommend this bb cream? It didn’t work for me, but it could work for you. I’m not going to purchase it again. Now I can just reminisce the good memories and move on with my life. haha. It was good while it lasted.
Trying out Skin79 Beblesh Balm (Green) Again
I decided to bring back a Skin79 BB Cream (the green one). From what I remember, the color of this BB Cream was suitable for my pale complexion. Contains SPF + skin care benefits. Coverage was not good, from what I remember. Anywho…I wanted to see if it’ll work now…since my skin is looking better compared to when I first tried it. I’ve used it a couple of times already to do a quick review.
The shade of this BB Cream is very nice if you have pale skin. The cream has a fragrance to it. It fades away after a few hours. The texture is soft and creamy. It blends into the skin very well. I love the SPF that it contains. Good for those hot summer months. 🙂 Since my skin is nearly flawless and smooth, I thought I would give it another chance. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Love the color. Love the skincare benefits. Love the SPF. But, this BB Cream melts off the face. Provides absolutely no coverage. It also gave me blackheads and hard comedones. Ugh. I stopped using it ASAP. The only BB Cream that works for me is Dr Jart+ Silver Label BB Cream. I’m not going to bother with anything else anymore. I’m done. haha.
Read more on Skin79 Beblesh Balm (Green) :
My New BB Cream: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm (Green)
Updated Review: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green
Updated Review: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green
Shade: I still like the color, since it matches my skin very well compared to a lot of foundations I have used.
Texture: Soft and creamy. It feels nice, but it’s not my favorite. I prefer silky, smooth formulas.
Finish: Matte-finish. It’s good for oily skin.
Coverage: Low coverage. Don’t even bother! You have no clue how many times I had to reapply throughout the day. =/
Fragrance: The fragrance eventually started to bother me. It lingers on the skin.
SPF?: SPF 30 PA++
Breakouts?: Read my final thoughts.
Final Thoughts: Here’s an update on Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green. I wish this BB Cream worked for me, but it didn’t. I love the color. It matches my skin much better compared to the other Skin79 BB Creams. Unfortunately, the texture and coverage didn’t work well on my skin. It made my skin look dried out. You really do need flawless skin to wear this BB Cream. It accentuates every bump and pore. Just awful. I avoided using this BB Cream around my eyes because it would settle into fine lines and wrinkles. The coverage and lasting power was so poor. I had to reapply the BB Cream often during the day. It got old real quick. I don’t see the purpose of BB Cream. What’s the point? I would much rather use something else that stays on my skin and has all of the benefits that I want. I’m done with it. It’s time to kick it to the curb! Don’t waste your money on this. I don’t think Skin79 is that great when it comes to BB Creams. The texture and coverage is lacking. There are better BB Creams out there. The packaging is clunky too. Meh. Over it. Next!
Other posts on Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green:
My New BB Cream: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm (Green)
Review: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green
Review: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green
Here’s my review on Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green! 🙂
I must admit. I love BB Creams. 🙂 It’s the skincare + makeup combination that makes it so much better compared to a regular foundation that’s just for ‘makeup’. Also, the texture of BB Creams tend to work in my favor. I like it. It’s smooth and thick. Fills in fine lines and wrinkles. It gives the skin a dewy, flawless, youthful appearance. Yeah, yeah, I was complaining about it weeks ago. It’s one of those things that ‘you don’t know what you have until it’s gone’. haha. Coverage with a BB Cream is much better than a regular foundation. Instead of rambling on about how BB Creams are way better. This is what I think about Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green! My third BB Cream from the Skin79 collection. The other ones I have tried are Pink and Orange.
Shade: I’ve read reviews where people say that the shade is very light in color. Well, it worked for me. Here’s a swatch of the BB Cream. I think the color was a little bit darker. I still liked it because it adjusted to my complexion.
Texture: It’s a soft cream.
Finish: Works great on oily skin! It’s a matte finish.
Coverage: Very little coverage. You would have to have perfect skin for this to work. It makes me thrive for ‘clear, perfect’ skin. haha.
Fragrance: It has fragrance, but it’s not overwhelming.
SPF?: SPF 30 PA++! Yass!! Much lower than the Orange one…
Breakouts?: None as of yet.
The shade of this BB Cream is way better compared to the Orange and Pink (for me). Orange was too yellow. I’m starting to question if my undertone is even yellow. Every time I wear yellow-based makeup, my skin looks more yellow. I think I may be neutral with some yellow. So, the shade/color of this BB Cream is good.
I love that it has anti-wrinkle and skin whitening benefits. That ‘could’ help with acne marks and uneven skin tone. I think I rather have that instead of nothing at all. Better to try than not try at all. I love the SPF in this BB Cream. It’s not the highest. It’s something. I’m having trouble finding a sunblock that works for acne-prone skin. I know it’s not good to rely on makeup for SPF, but it works for now as I go about finding a sunblock that is suitable for my skin type. Most sunblocks break me out. That includes the ones that claim to be made for oily, acne-prone skin.
The only downside to this BB Cream would be the coverage. It doesn’t provide much coverage. Be aware of that. If the condition of your skin is not near perfect, I suggest trying a different BB Cream to try. Layering on this BB Cream to achieve good coverage isn’t something you want to do. It’ll take hours. Overall, I don’t think this BB Cream is too bad. It hasn’t caused my skin to breakout in acne or clog my pores (yet). I hope it doesn’t. I’ll make an update if anything happens.
What’s your favorite BB Cream?