#showusyourstash | Rinse-off Masks:
My mask choice is focused on decongestion. For hydration & antioxidants, I prefer to rely on daily skincare.
* #niod Flavanone Mud (FM): it’s empty but I can not skip a mention to my fave clay-mask. Please check previous posts of mine about it. It stands out from other clay-masks because it decongests & prevents congestion build-up without causing any aggression / inflammation on the skin. Raved about it before and will do it again: this is THE clay-mask that I recommend to everyone w/ congested / acne-prone skin. Plus, it spreads like a dream. Tip: rinse-off w/ water slightly colder than you normally would use (it helps soothing the rinse-off tingling).
- #maylindstrom The Problem Solver: if mixed w/ honey mud + few drops of aloe vera juice, it works beautifully! However, on its own, it is too harsh on my skin and my skin is red and feels sensitized after using it ! I will not repurchase it but I will try to finish this pot (always mixing w/ The Honey Mud - which I love to death and enjoy using it on its own as a mask/cleanser).
- #deciem AHA30% + BHA 2% Peeling solution by The Ordinary: please do NOT confuse this w/ a leave-on exfoliant; this powerful formula must be rinsed-off after 10 min! I can cover my face w/ only 5 gloopy-drops; it will tingle upon application (it’s 32% AHAs+BHA) but it does not leave my skin red or sensitized. I use it every other week, followed by soothing & hydrating skincare and my skin feels so soft! Not sure if I'll finish it within 6 months [UPDATE: 12 months] but its affordable to the point where I don’t mind to share or eventually throw away whatever is left over & buy a new one. PS: If you never used high concentrations of chemical exfoliants, please patch test 1st!
- #biologiquerecherche Masque Vivant: a generous sample by Andy (@nobullshitskincare); I used it 3 times and today I’ll get my 4th & probably last use out of it. Smells like rotten yeast & looks like poop but works wonders on my skin congestion & complexion. Love it and I’m considering to buy the full-size (just waiting that my P50W Lotion is finished so that I can order both items together)
Last review for today is the #PixiByPetra or #pixibeauty Glow Mud Cleanser. #pixibeauty has really been on the rise in the beauty world because of its Glycolic Toner which is extremely similar to #theordinary Toning Solution. Funnily enough the Glow Mud Cleanser is also quite similar! It has 5% Glycolic Acid and Aloe Vera as it's main ingredients. It also has sunflower oil, chamomile, avocado oil, hazelnut seed oil, safflower oil, sesame seed oil and squalane. What's odd is it doesn't specify exactly what kind of clay or mud is used, but it certainly has a creamy Mud like texture. There is parfum/fragrance in this product so if you are allergic to that or nuts this product would not be good for you. However it does smell pleasant and has a luxurious texture. I like to use this in the mornings when I don't use my #theordinary Glycolic Toning Solution because that would be far too much exfoliation. This product is very gentle though! I like to leave it on for a few minutes as I brush my teeth to really let the Glycolic Acid do its magic. I would say this product is better suited to those with dry or combination skin types that get easily congested because despite the mud consistency it is somewhat hydrating. It doesn't strip the skin of its natural oil, if anything it definitely softens the skin. This would definitely suit skin that is sensitive but can stand parfum/nuts. You can also use this only a few times a week if your skin can't handle constant acid use like mine. With that being said, I wish they gave a bit more for 24.00 dollars Canadian, but since it's sold at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada you can definitely get it with your #shoppersdrugmart points I feel like this is a great introductory product for using acids since I like that it's in a Cleanser form so it does not sit on your face too long but helps with giving a smoother and more glow-y complexion. So if you are new or wary of acids, give this a go till you feel more comfortable! Verdict: 4/5 !
FACE OIL this amazing organic cold pressed face oil was prescribed to me by the amazing skin care mixologist @face_gym I have always had congested skin around the chin area & so this GIN & TONIC inspired face oil was confidently handed to me after using it for several weeks (she did mention my skin may get worse to get better which it did a little) I feel like I've finally found a product to help unclog my pores I use it at night time all over my face and NO my skin doesn't become oily even though it's oil THANKS @face_gym