Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

Speaking slathering my face to shield from winter... 👀 💜❄️
I love @tatcha for using 3% colloidal oatmeal in a creamy, melty, cocooning facial moisturizer. If you have eczema or 🌀a n y 🌀 type of irritation or, um, I dunno, wind-blistered bitterly frozen skin from stepping outside for a pipe and a pancake - this helps. Without a doubt ☑️ I appreciate their inclusion of Japanese indigo and its spiritual and cultural significance of the Samurai and its believed skin-healing ingredients. I love the packaging (come on!), the omission of fragrance (“natural” or otherwise), and that the rest of the ingredients in this cream are yummy and will undoubtedly make the skin feel smoother and softer. With that said, $135 is a lot of money any which way you look at it. If you have that money, great (and not on credit hunny - trust me I’m just as guilty!!!!! New year new me!) but if you don’t, there are plenty of other reparative and anti-inflammatory creams out there for much less cash. I’m sure some of you knowledgable folks out there have plenty to recommend to both me and each other so feel free to 🔥 away below 🌞 Brb knee deep in Desperate Housewives and there’s no chance I’m getting out of this vortex anytime soon - thank God. .
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#tophcam #skincare #skincarejunkie #skincareroutine #tatcha #indigo #skincarecommunity #skincareaddict #productphotography #eczema #dryskin #winterskincare

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

Fighting this freezing cold NYC nonsense with like seven layers of @origins x @drweil Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion. I emphasize the layering aspect because not all essence-y / lotion-y / toner-y type products build nicely on the skin, as I’m sure you’ve experienced. Sometimes they get sticky, sometimes they ball up on themselves, and sometimes they just don’t feel like they’ve done anything at all regardless of how much you apply. This one feels like it’s both providing the skin with water-binding hydration and a calming sense of balance. It’s not the first product I’d reach for if my skin were to suddenly flare up uncontrollably, but it’s certainly what I’d reach for on the road to skin recovery. It’s excellent when the air is dry and everything just feels generally quite tight, dull, or irritated. I’ve been really very pleased with the Mega Mushroom line as a whole (thanks @origins!) but there’s a reason why the Treatment Lotion is so popular 😛 .
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#tophcam #skincare #skincarejunkie #origins #megamushroom #skincareblogger #skincareroutine #skincarecommunity #essence #toner #lotion #skincareproducts

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

Out of all the wonderful masks I tried for the first time in 2017 or continued to enjoy from years prior, these three made top shelf 🥃
First, the @leahlaniskincare Mermaid Mask 🧜‍♀️ If you’ve tried this one then you at least have an idea of why I’d pick this as a favorite. It’s completely unique - a sticky ocean sap that’s vibrant green and smells of citrus fruits and the seaside. The process of stirring up the contents, applying, and removing (!!!) can be quite involved, but it’s fun to get kind of messy sometimes. Plus, the results are worth it. My skin always feels like it’s been retexturized, soothed, and charged back up with vibrancy and let’s face it, results are just as important as sensorial experience.
Hydrating and moisturizing masks that you can apply and essentially forget about are my new favorite thing, with @glossier‘s Moon Mask being the chief example of impact without effort. Of course you can wash this mask off after 20 minutes as recommended, but I see no harm in leaving it on for as long as you’d like. In fact, I’ve been known to reapply after each episode of whatever I’m binge-watching at the moment 🧟‍♂️ It’s supremely effective in the rehydration department, and the little drop in temperature you feel upon application is always nice 🌬️
Lastly, to honor a mask that redefines the mask category: @naturallogic’s LUNA. It’s a red wine ferment and probiotic cream mask that somehow completely resurfaces and smooths the skin while simultaneously making it feel moisturized and firm. The directions say 45 minutes, but sometimes I’ll leave it on for a bit longer just because the experience is so nice. The scent reminds me of boozy Raisinets, and the pudding-like texture only adds to the decadence of the experience. If you want a mask that does a ton of different things all at once, she’s your girl. 🌈 It was hard to pick only three masks, but I’m quite content with my final selection. They are my personal best of the best and I can’t imagine last year without them 😎 What are your top 3 - if you could only pick 3?
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#skincare #skincarejunkie #bbloggers #skincareblogger #tophcam #masks #leahlaniskincare #glossier #naturallogicskincare

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

My top resolution of 2018: don’t fuckin overthink it for goodness’ sake‼️❗️
Instead, I’ll just kick my feet up and lay on a bed of orange blossoms on a hot summer day - gentle perspiration and all. That’s where Fleurs d’oranger by the inimitable @sergelutens takes me. It’s the heat and sex appeal of sunny orange blossoms from start to finish; it doesn’t falter or fizzle out. In fact, the only fizzle that you might experience is a bit of a firecracker to the loins if you catch my drift. This shit is hot. It hangs onto the skin and clothes for days (not hours) and keeps a breezy window by the sunny coast at close reach. This is what I will be smelling like all year 😎 What about you?
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#tophcam #fleursdoranger #sergelutens #orangeblossom #fragrance #shesmellsgood

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

‘Twas a @guerlain Mitsouko kind of day 🧐 Now all I can do is huff the sleeve of my sweater like it’s going out of style lmao. It’s a deliciously warm peach that sits on top of a bed of spices and oakmoss. There’s a juicy coziness to it that really lends itself to this cool weather. It’s loud, it’s polarizing, and it smells like the ladies I smelled in church when I was growing up. All the more reason to sneak an extra spritz if you ask me. Plus... the bottle (!!!!!) I’m such a sucker for that sleeeeeek silhouette 😩 What are you wearing today? 🧡💛💙
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#guerlain #fragrance #mitsouko #tophcam #bbloggers #perfumeaddict #perfume

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

Piling the @tammyfender Roman Chamomile Tonic on like there’s no tomorrow. It’s absolutely wonderful to splash on after cleansing before an oil serum to soften the skin and calm it down. My skin loves (and responds to) all kinds of Chamomile, and this is no exception. Personally, I wouldn’t classify it as the ~most~ soothing or the ~most~ hydrating toner or tonic, but it always makes my skin look and feel much happier after I apply it 😊 It goes without saying that the cloud of chamomile juiciness that wafts through the air during application is likely my favorite part, and certainly helps to make the experience very refreshing and comforting. The formula essentially contains chamomile water, chamomile oil, and a bit of preservative so if you tend to prefer shorter INCI list, this might be for you. Brb, time to go splash another deliciously soothing layer all up in my grill. Have a fabulous day my friends 🌞
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#skincare #tammyfender #chamomile #greenbeauty #holisticskincare #tonic #toner #skincarejunkie #bbloggers #tophcam

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

🌵SAVE ME FROM MY SHRIVELED SKIN🌵 The heater is on and my skin (especially my lips, oy vey) are turning into prunes and I just can’t handle it! Or can I? 🤭 I’ve relied heavily on the Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion heavily from the moment I first tried it as per @gothamista’s recommendation. I’m on my second bottle now, and it’s reclaimed its position on top of my skincare cabinet as opposed to inside it; my radiator is back from vacation and well... *slurp!* 🌵🏜️🤕 Drier months especially call for squishy humectants, and this is by far the most versatile formula I own. I can pile it on my skin like there’s no tomorrow, and I never experience pilling/balling/rolling/guttural disappointment. It satisfies my skin’s dehydrated nature every time, without question, without delay. I can count in it, which is why I value it so much. I get mine from Amazon (it’s around $12) and will be continuing to replenish for as long as... oh gosh can we not get into time and space right now? I’m still pacing back and forth across the living room from when I watched Arrival... FOUR WEEKS AGO!!!!?? Anyway, I’m glad that I’ve given myself an extended Thanksgiving break because I miss having the free time to film and pour my heart out to you guys. Here’s hoping I’ll get some filming done. I finally have all the equipment I’ve been missing and it’s just a matter of free time (and energy!) at this point. For now, I’m immersing myself in Cheers for the first time (!!!!) and piling on, you guessed it, some Hada Labo. Okay fine, you caught me, I’m getting along famously with a bottle of Torrontes too 🧐 Cheers! 💦 PS: Amazon recently invited me to be part of their influencer program so the link in my bio will take you to a list of my favorites! Kinda kool eh? 🤩

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

#tbt to summer and @linahanson - it was great in the summer and it’s still just as juicy and softening now 🌎 #pinchtozoom

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

@sephora VIB sale starts tomorrow 👀 The @drdennisgross SpectraLite is my toptoptoptoptop pick, and I finally feel like I’ve found a piece of beauty tech that I actually want to use regularly. My favorite part is that all you have to do is put them on your face, push a button, and that’s it. Oh, and take them off. Don’t forget that part cause I have on more than one occasion 🤔 I use it every day and have done so since the lovely folks at DG sent one over back in July. The skin around my eyes is firmer and more resilient, without a doubt. I’d even venture to say the entire area is more taut. The fine lines under my eyes look a bit softer and definitely smoother. I’m a firm believer in light therapy, but actually seeing and feeling results is something else 🤗 Sometimes I get lines of demarcation on my cheekbones, but it doesn’t bother me because the results and ease of use far outweigh any temporary little creases 👍 Grab one while there’s a potential discount - I certainly would be if one wasn’t sent to me 🔆👁️💢
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#drdennisgross #spectralite #tophcam #ledlights #redlighttherapy #sephora #sephoravib #skincare #bblogger

#HotBedOfSkin - Skincare (@hotbedofskin)

@drjart Ceramidin Liquid - @carolinehirons made me do it. You'll find me saying that a lot. I'm no skincare expert, I can only ever offer my own experience and I always defer to the skincare greats. This feed is going to be as much about the photography as it is the skincare but I do my research, I know my stuff and I pay attention to other bloggers (@tophcam @dirtyboygetsclean @sf_stef to name but 3). I've never worked on anyone else's skin, I only know the facts as they are and what works for me.
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This works for me. I use a lot of Retinoids, I probably go too far with them. I feel like I need Ceramides, Niacinamide, calming ingredients and hydrators to counteract the affect that has on my skin barrier. Ceramidin doesn't contain Niacinamide, I mix it 'a la @paulaschoice Niacinamide booster' and it works a treat. I'm aware that there are products out there with more than just one Ceramide (@skinrxlab Madecera Cream for one) but I don't care. Ingredients are obviously worth paying attention to, but the way a product feels on your skin and the result it produces trumps hard and fast rules (did I just use the word Trump? Ugggghhhh. @realdonaldtrump you suck a big one).
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Skin Study Girls (@theskinstudy)

#Repost @tophcam (@get_repost)
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🏎️ #TOPHCAMxMŪN 🌙 “Giveaway” is out now! Available wherever CDs are sold 💿 I’m really trying to take this Greatest Hits* concept to the next level so bear with as I live this fantasy out lol 🌝 However! In this case, fantasy is reality. I’m so humbled to bring this @munskincare giveaway to you as a B-Side to the Brand Overview video that is live now! I’ve also done a complete write up with ingredients and brand history on my website, tophcam.com 🐝 In celebration of my overall satisfaction and pleasure of using the collection, one lucky winner will receive a Travel Set and an Organic Face Towel. This will allow you to experience the full range either as an entire ritual or introduced into the other products you may be using + enjoying at the moment. The photo for this giveaway counts as one potential entry given the following:
👽 Please be following my account, @tophcam
🌔 Please be following @munskincare ♻️ Please REPOST this photo from my feed to your feed so that we can spread the word about this giveaway!
🏷️ Please tag both @tophcam and @munskincare somewhere on the actual photo so we can easily find you if you win!
➖ The giveaway is open only to those living in the United States 🏁 The giveaway closes on October 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted via direct message so be keeping an eye out the day after it closes! 🌠 Good luck to all, and thank you to MŪN for supplying the prizes!
#tophcam #munskin #mun #giveaway #greenbeauty #skincare #skincareblog #skincareblogger #pricklypear #arganoil #morocco #productjunkie #instabeauty #instaskin #bblogger

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

@votarylondon Body Oils - an endless summer evening ☀️🌅☀️ Hot with bergamot, satin with peach kernel oil, and breezed with petitgrain. They are a coastal escape that just so happens to be really light on the skin, but blatantly moisturizing. I’m picky with body oils and these no doubt make my core buzz with what can only be described as bliss. They’re really 🌼that🌼 yellow, which totally adds to the fun. I find I reach for the Hydrating Body Oil more often than the Body Treatment Oil with Salicylic, but both are great to have and truly get the job done. It’s cooling off in NYC and I’m so down to take a bit of sunshine from a bottle and coat my body with it, yeah! 🍑
Thank you Arabella, love ya 💋🇬🇧🇺🇸
#votary #tophcam #oil #bodyoil #bergamot #peach #bbloggers #skincareblogger #skincare

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

*this giveaway has closed - thank you to all who participated ❤️* 🏎️ TOPHCAM x MŪN 🌙 “Giveaway” is out now! Available wherever CDs are sold 💿 I’m really trying to take this Greatest Hits* concept to the next level so bear with as I live this fantasy out lol 🌝 However! In this case, fantasy is reality. I’m so humbled to bring this @munskincare giveaway to you as a B-Side to the Brand Overview video that is live now! I’ve also done a complete write up with ingredients and brand history on my website, tophcam.com 🐝 In celebration of my overall satisfaction and pleasure of using the collection, one lucky winner will receive a Travel Set and an Organic Face Towel. This will allow you to experience the full range either as an entire ritual or introduced into the other products you may be using + enjoying at the moment. The photo for this giveaway counts as one potential entry given the following:
👽 Please be following my account, @tophcam
🌔 Please be following @munskincare ♻️ Please REPOST this photo from my feed to your feed so that we can spread the word about this giveaway!
🏷️ Please tag both @tophcam and @munskincare somewhere on the actual photo so we can easily find you if you win!
➖ The giveaway is open only to those living in the United States 🏁 The giveaway closes on October 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted via direct message so be keeping an eye out the day after it closes! 🌠 Good luck to all, and thank you to MŪN for supplying the prizes!
#tophcam #munskin #mun #giveaway #greenbeauty #skincare #skincareblog #skincareblogger #pricklypear #arganoil #morocco #productjunkie #instabeauty #instaskin #bblogger

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

I had to cut the video into two parts cause it was 41 minutes long!!!! But there's lots of cool products and hey, even a bit of self-realization / Miss Jackson if ya nasty ⚔️ Link to Part I is in my bio and I've added some more stuff to tophcam.com 🍓💊🌼 Happy Sunday! ☮️☯️🕉️ PS: Pinch to zoom 👀
#tophcam #skincare #bbloggers #skincareblog #skincareblogger #productsofthemonth #monthlyfavorites #greenbeauty #cultbeauty #skincareroutine #skincarejunkie

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

I had to cut the video into two parts cause it was 41 minutes long!!!! But there's lots of cool products and hey, even a bit of self-realization / Miss Jackson if ya nasty ⚔️ Link to Part I is in my bio and I've added some more stuff to tophcam.com 🍓💊🌼 Happy Sunday! ☮️☯️🕉️ PS: pinch to zoom 👀
#tophcam #skincare #bbloggers #skincareblog #skincareblogger #productsofthemonth #monthlyfavorites #greenbeauty #cultbeauty #skincareroutine #skincarejunkie

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

I had to cut the video into two parts cause it was 41 minutes long!!!! But there's lots of cool products and hey, even a bit of self-realization / Miss Jackson if ya nasty ⚔️ Link to Part I is in my bio and I've added some more stuff to tophcam.com 🍓💊🌼 Happy Sunday! ☮️☯️🕉️ PS: Pinch to zoom 👀
#tophcam #skincare #bbloggers #skincareblog #skincareblogger #productsofthemonth #monthlyfavorites #greenbeauty #cultbeauty #skincareroutine #skincarejunkie

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

Well, she ain't the pumice granule-kissed Reverence Aromatique, but the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash by @aesopskincare is gorgeous in its own right. It's a very soft foaming gel hand wash that fills the air with an herbaceous, spicy, and tangy sense of comfort. It's fantastic, but I'll definitely be going back to the Reverence Aromatique when I'm ready to repurchase 😉
#tophcam #aesop #handwash #handcare #bathroom #bathroomshelfie #skincare #bodycare #mandarin #cedar #rosemary

Chris ♈️ (@tophcam)

The Ordinary. Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG is on tophcam.com now! I popped the link in my bio - sorry Princess Nokia 😩 I also did a bit of discussion on @deciem as a whole because I know y'all have been asking 💋 PS: have you had the same experience? Let a boi know 😉💿👽I got mine from @beautylish with @lizalaskabeauty a couple months ago - she has decanted a bit into a roller ball which is genius!!! 🌼👀☀️
#deciem #theordinary #caffeinesolution #eyeserum #darkcircles #eyepuffiness #eyebags #skincare #bbloggers #beautylish #skincareblogger #skincareblog #tophcam #skincareasart
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