Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser for All Skin Types, Face Wash for Sensitive Skin: It's a simple, non- foaming cleanser. I prefer non-soapy cleansers because they are more gentle on the skin and less drying. This cleanser is non scented and is made with basic ingredients that are enough for a good clean.
Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner with Rosewater, Alcohol Free, 98% Natural Formula: I like this tone because it is gental and works well. It nourishes the skin as it tones and cleanses it. The rose water smell is amazing.
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (By The Ordinary): this serum is great for hydrating the skin. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water, and can draw in moisture from the air.
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA (By The Ordinary):
I use this serum under my eyes and on acne scars to help with hyperpigmentation.
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%(By The Ordinary): Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant, brightens ( not lightens) the skin tone and reduces signs of aging. It brings the skin from dull to glowing instantly.
CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Face Lotion with Sunscreen - SPF 30: I like this sunscreen because it doesn't has that thick white film over your skin also SPF 30 is enough for me. Always put on sunscreen if your going outside and you use vitamin c on your skin. Otherwise the vitamin c won't work.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Skin Cream: This is a good gentle moisturizer. Safe for the face. I use it on days I don't go outside.
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (By The Ordinary): This serum is my favorite. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. This keeps your skin looking firm and healthy, treats acne, and does many more things all while being gental. Zinc helps to heal the skin.
Lactic Acid 5% + HA (By The Ordinary): This is a very mild exfoliant. (I use 1 or 2 times a week)
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (By The Ordinary): I thought this was over hyped at first, because I seen it all over YouTube. I thought it was popular because of the color. However, this works great. It exfoliates the skin while clearing pores. The deeper exfoliation helps fight the appearance of blemishes. (Use no more than one a week)
Buffet (By The Ordinary):
This serum target multiple signs of aging at once.
Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane (By The Ordinary): This serum works to repair the skin. Retinoids help to reverse some signs of aging.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream: great nighttime moisturizer.
[I Never use retinoids with acids, or 2 acids in the same skin routine. That is why I only use the retinoid 4 or 5 times a week etc.]
I find it important to listen to the skin. Some days I may skip a serum on a certain spot or all together if my skin doesn't need it.
I am not a dermatologist or an esthetician. I'm just a skincare nerd.
I especially like the ordinary products because they have quality products that are affordable. They keep their ingredients simple, and include high percentages for the price. It's a skincare nerd brand.
I will probably do a skincare series of mytakes going in depth of different ingredients and or products.
Thank you for reading 😊 Have a nice day.