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Chris (@tophcam)

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Chris (@tophcam)

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Chris (@tophcam)

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Chris (@tophcam)

I've been testing sunscreens for a post that is coming - but my lil "side project" is actually taking most of my time these days. I'm so so so excited to keep working on it, watching it grow, evolve, and reference. So many small details of me are in it and I feel as though it's an extension of my mind and soul. And gut instinct. I want it to be the next step in our awesome community; anyone who follows me and anyone I follow creates a web where ideas, information, and real emotion can flow. The phrase I can't help but repeat since I first pieced it together a few weeks ago is, "I'm an artist by instinct, and an 'influencer' by choice." I'm the vessel and the message is: Power through knowledge. You work hard for your money and it's not my money to spend idk I'm not going to formulate some colluded bullshit just so you'll click on my affiliate links and I can make $1.26. Quality not quantity am I right ladies!!!!!!!! Anyway ๐Ÿ™„ New project is coming soon, but I might be a little quiet for a week or so. I promise it'll be worth it / I hope at least ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒˆ PS: I've been testing the @shiseido Urban Defense and it's good if I know I'm going to be out and about and I've probably (definitely) overdone it on the facial oil beforehand. Before you ask: yes I did have red wine with this bomb ass dinner I just cooked and then some but hey, speak your truth I guess!!!!!!! โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ÿโ˜ฏ๏ธ Thank you for sticking around - this art project will also be, I hope, super informative and I can't wait for you to be a part of it ๐Ÿ’˜ PS: I'm posting this photo mainly because it fits my current theme โ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ #tophcam #tophcammademedoit #skincarecommunity #ifuckingloveyouguys

Chris (@tophcam)

Today I got to plant my very own Echinacea Greenenvy plant with a greenhouse full of talented writers, editors, and many of the intelligent, gracious, and thoughtful people from the @farmacybeauty team. We were all balmy and sweaty and all of our shoes and pants got dusty and it was the best day I've had in a long, long, long time. I wasn't thinking about anything else but how lucky I was to be in the company of people who all have such positive intentions behind their place in the beauty industry. I've been a Farmacy fan for a long time, I'm sure many of you can attest to that. I love them all even more now - from the bottom of my heart. This fantastic trip meant more to me than any of the loving people that made it possible - and wanted to include me nonetheless - may ever know โค๏ธ Thank you to @greenenvy and @cooperboone for having us in your home (@margauxcan for serving orange Jeep looks) and to the whip smart and glowing @jaimemaser for inviting me โ˜บ๏ธAnd to all the friends that I met hi!!!!!!! ๐ŸŒˆ feel free to let me know if you'd like to be tagged (just in case u don't ๐Ÿค—) and thank you for all the great convo we had! I'm working on a blog post for tomorrow but for now, swipe right and enjoy the photos on Flickr - link in my bio ๐ŸŒŸ PS: I named my plant Gurl because I know that's what she's gonna get called anyway ๐Ÿ™„๐ŸŽƒ PPS: Thank you to everyone who reads, watches, and feels they are a part of our great lil community. Thank you for always being encouraging and fabulous! I luv y'all ๐Ÿ’š#farmacybeauty #farmacyfieldtrip @satyajewelry #echinaceagreenenvy #skincare #greenbeauty #greenskincare #skincarecommunity #skincareasart

Chris (@tophcam)

I've been listening to Melodrama by @lordemusic n o n s t o p since it came out and every night for the past week (almost) I've been smoothing some @africanbotanics Neroli-Infused Marula Oil on my face before bed. I'm in sensorial heaven. It's incredibly balancing in the sense that it softens and diffuses over the skin, but leaves very little slip behind. Great for the humid and scorching days we've been having in NYC ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜’ I can't quite find the words to explain how gorgeous this oil is, so I just say one: transportive ๐ŸŠ
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#africanbotanics #neroli #skincarecommunity #skincare #tophcam #marula #southafrica #greenbeauty #moody #faceoil

Chris (@tophcam)

๐ŸŒˆ Happy Pride month to all of my brothers, sisters, and fellow human beings in our community, and to all of those who support us. We are stronger together ๐ŸŒˆ
#pride #strongertogether #tophcam #skincarecommunity #nycpride #gay

Chris (@tophcam)

๐ŸŒˆ Happy Pride month to all of my brothers, sisters, and fellow human beings in our community, and to all of those who support us. We are stronger together ๐ŸŒˆ
#pride #strongertogether #tophcam #skincarecommunity #nycpride #gay

Chris (@tophcam)

๐ŸŒˆ Happy Pride month to all of my brothers, sisters, and fellow human beings in our community, and to all of those who support us. We are stronger together ๐ŸŒˆ
#pride #strongertogether #tophcam #skincarecommunity #nycpride #gay

Chris (@tophcam)

Indulgence is: embalming yourself in @biologique_recherche_usa Lotion P50 1970 โšฐ๏ธ Mummified in @shiseido cotton lmao โ˜ ๏ธ There's just something so lustful about dousing yourself in a liquid that is formulated with an ingredient that is banned in Europe ๐Ÿ˜ I love P50 1970 and always will. I can't imagine my life without it. It scratches that itch that I often get for an acid exfoliant that just makes my skin transform overnight, and numbs my face in the process. I don't find it to be a particularly stringent lactic acid product in terms of resurfacing the skin, but I certainly know they my skin couldn't handle P50 1970 on even an every-other-day basis. Eventually I want to explore to other formulas to find a milder version that still numbs my skin a lil ๐Ÿ˜‰ For now, I'm happy with my current state of reserving P50 1970 for when I just need to have killer skin the next day. ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐ŸŒตPS: I buy mine from @rescuespa through their online store ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ
#biologiquerecherche #P50 #P501970 #rescuespa #tophcam #skincareblog #lacticacid #acidtoner #carolinehironsmademedoit and #lizalaskamademedoit and #allthat ๐Ÿ˜œ #skincarecommunity #iloveegyptianhistory

Chris (@tophcam)

Indulgence is: a balm that smells (and tastes, y'all can bet I was licking my lips like there was no tomorrow) like birthday cake - down to the รผber-sweet vanilla frosting scent that fills the air after you apply it. I have been using the Birthday Cake Balm Dot Com by @glossier x @milkbarstore nonstop since I received it in the mail last week. There are tiny flecks of holographic shimmer strewn throughout the balm, but the effect is much more subtle than you'd expect. I've been loving it for my lips and cheekbones, though admittedly, if your skin is extremely sensitive to anything with an aroma or flavor added to it, I'd patch test it first. Butter(cream frosting) safe than sorry! With all that said, the main thing I love about this balm is the fact that it's fun. Plain and simple ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŒˆโœจ I've included my Reps link in my bio in case you want to take a look at it. I'm going to be wearing this on my face for the entire summer with some linen pants and wave spray all in my hair ๐Ÿ˜‰ใ€ฐ๏ธ glossier.com/reps/Christopher - just in case the link isn't currently in my bio and you're curious! ๐Ÿ˜‡
#glossier #birthdaybalmdotcom #balmdotcom #tophcam #skincare #holographic

Chris (@tophcam)

In a new series, I want to explore the idea of indulgence within skincare. Which products make you feel naughty - like you're giving in to a guilty pleasure - and lavish? Feel free to indulge us in the comments below ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆโœจ We should be able to explore the sensorial comfort and mental invigoration of a product without feeling guilty! Some indulgences have surprised me, and others are as obvious as a gigantic slice of chocolate cake. Stay tuned โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ÿโ˜ฏ๏ธ First up is a twofer, @votarylondon Super Seed Cleansing Oil and @munskincare Organic Face Towel. Indulgence: a non-emulsifying cleansing oil that smells of herbaceous parsley, nutty wholesomeness, and aromatic earthiness. A washcloth that is thorough but mild - a balance I'm constantly struggling to find. A cleanser and a hot washcloth. Utter euphoria. It's so hard to explain how amazing it is to rub something on your skin that smells good enough while knowing that it'll also work wonders on your skin. All the seed oils - rich in omegas, vitamins, fatty acids, and reparative lipids - work to provide a cleanse that feels as complete as it does replenishing. I never expected to be so captivated by a cleanser that doesn't emulsify and doesn't smell like chocolate and flowers, but here we are. Obsessed. A few days of consistent Super Seed oil use and my skin will bounce back from anything. Case in point: my recent video ๐Ÿ˜‰ The next couple of posts will feature the idea of indulgence at its very core. If you want a full ingredient list or other details, I think I did a blog review of the Super Seed range on tophcam.com. I was recently invited to become an affiliate with MลชN as of late last week, so I've included my link in my bio in case you'd like to check out their page. My May Products video talks about some of my favorites from the line based on my recent experience ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽƒ
#votarylondon #votary #superseed #oil #cleanser #cleansingoil #tophcam #beautybloggers #skincare #instaskin #skincareblog #skincare #skincareritual

Chris (@tophcam)

94ยฐ today no thank u

Chris (@tophcam)

If you saw Instagram stories yesterday, you'll know all about the hellish experience I had with a cleanser that had a pH of NINE (!!?ยฟยก!!) and was prompted to film a video I've had drafted for a long time. In this video, I talk about the products I used to alleviate the burning fire of death on my face and what to do in the event that your skin is somehow compromised. Hopefully you get a chuckle or two out of it and, while I knowingly overreacted, I think the conversations on the topics contained in the video are important for us to have as consumers. Also: green does not always mean safer or non-irritating. Sometimes we can get caught up in the flow of things and (unintentionally) become complacent. Gotta keep that third eye open at all times y'all!!! โ˜ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ๐Ÿ˜’ Happy Friday ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŽ๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ
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#tophcam #skincare #instaskin #skincarecommunity #sensitiveskin #skincareblogger #greenbeauty #clinicalskincare #skincareblog #irritatedskin

Chris (@tophcam)

Global Beauty by @linahanson is as gorgeous as you'd expect it to be. Lina and her brand have such an eye for detail that spans from the thoughtful formulas to the vibrant burst of orange that greets you open a product carton. Global Face Serum is an oil-serum based on Baobab, Argan, Marula, and Camellia and with such a balance of both nourishing and balancing oils, it should be suitable for most skin types. For reference, I'd say it's slightly richer than Vintner's Daughter or ML The Youth Dew, but not as syrupy (in a good way!) as La Belle Lune. I find I can skip face oil after, though I never do because ya girl loves to pile it on. I described this serum as "tangy" in a previous post and I stand by that โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ…
Global Treasures is stunning, to put it plainly. Definitely rich and buttery, but it melts faster than any treatment balm I've used in the past and is easily the most concentrated. It is based on thea, shea, and apricot oils / butters and would likely be most attractive for someone on the drier side. If you're on the oily or cloggy side, just be sure your skin gets along well with shea beforehand. It smells like rich cacao and orange and is literally as decadent to use as you'd imagine it would be. A huge thank you to Lina, Kelley, and everyone else at Global Beauty - I've truly been enjoying these little guys. I'm going to continue playing with Global Face Trio and let ya know how it goes! ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŒˆ
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#tophcam #linahanson #globalbeauty #greenbeauty #greenskincare #skincare #skincareasart #skincareblogger #instaskin #Bbloggers #beautybloggers #serum #oil #balm

Chris (@tophcam)

If you've read my Vitamin C post from a few months ago, you'll know I didn't enjoy the first iteration of @drunkelephantskincare C-Firma. I found it to be drying, sticky, and with extremely faulty packaging. Tiffany read my review and reached out. She apologized that I had had a bad experience and offered to send the up-to-date formula with the assurance that I would love it. And I do. I like it ๐Ÿ”ธa lot ๐Ÿ”ธ To be honest, I wasn't planning to. Even though all Drunk Elephant products are perfect on paper, I've found myself unable to connect with any of the products I've tried. They were never bad, but I just never clicked with them - I guess that's the best way to describe it. I waited to open the new bottle until I was away in Texas last week as I had a few other C's I was finishing up beforehand. I haven't put it down since then. It's non-drying, non-sticky, and the Vitamin C / Ferulic signature scent dissipates a bit more quickly in this formula than other C's of recent memory. I still use @jordansamuelskin Hydrate serum underneath because that's just the standard these days, but I definitely don't think my skin would feel uncomfortably dehydrated without it. I've been in the sun a bit more than normal the past week and a half, so I'm really more cognizant of daily C + Sunscreen use. I'll continue to use C-Firma and let you know the full deets (especially to let you know if my skin can handle the higher percentage of l-ascorbic), but I'm so glad I had a chance to try the up-to-date formula because I really do like it. Thanks Tiff ๐Ÿ’š
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#drunkelephant #cfirma #skincare #tophcam #Bbloggers #instaskin #skincareasart #beautybloggers #skincareblog #houston #texas #sephora #serum #vitaminc
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