anonymous asked:

do you have any recs for a good, cheap- mid range hydrating serum???

  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
  • Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
  • Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence
  • Timeless Hyaluronic Acid Serum
  • Body Merry Hyaluronic Dew Serum
  • May Coop Raw Sauce
  • Laneige Water Bank Essence
  • Hada Labo Gogkujyun Lotion, either Moist or Premium (not a serum but one of the best hydrating products on the market. I couldn’t have a hydrating product list without it.)
Essences and Serums and Ampoules! Oh my!

Essences, serums, and ampoules (ESAs): If you’re new to skin care, you’re probably still trying to figure out what these are all about. The reason why is because the definition of these products is so loose that its really hard to nail down. This post will guide you through what ESAs are, the difference between them, and why you should be using them.

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ELF - Beauty Shield

Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum - Help refine and brighten skin tone, reduce the look of fine lines. 
Cost $16

SPF 50 Skin Shielding Primer - Blurs the look of fine lines for smooth makeup application.
Cost $12

Massaging Overnight Recovery Cream - Lightweight gel-cream helps overnight skin recovery.
Cost $14 

SPF 50 Skin Shielding Moisturizer - Provides lightweight hydration for a more luminous looking complexion.
Cost $12

Daily Defense Makeup Mist - Lightweight fine mist that invigorates the skin while hydrating and refreshing makeup throughout the day.
Cost $8

Shield Dual Defense Cleansing Facial Brush - Dual-ended facial brush. Blended with soft bristles, unique silicone tips massage skin and lather for an invigorating deep cleanse.
Cost $8

Recharging Magnetic Mask - Iron-based mask formula uses magnetic properties to lift away surface impurities and minimize the appearance of pores, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion. 
Cost $24 

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anonymous asked:

What exactly is the pixie glow tonic. Is it a chemical exfoliation? How/when do you user it? Is it safe to us for sensitive skin? Do u need to apply sunscreen always after use? I have facial hair and I use bleach. Would it be safe to use over that?

It is chemical exfoliation, yes :)

I’m not sure i’d recommend going over the area where you use bleach with a chemical exfoliant, it could irritate the area. So you can get rid of your hair one night and use the toner the next night, but avoid using them both on the same day.

With ANY chemical exfoliation you’ll always want to use sunscreen because your skin is a little more vulnerable and raw, it’s getting rid of your dead and damaged skin cells. You should be using sunscreen daily regardless but not using sunscreen while using products like Vitamin C, Retinol, AHA’s/BHA’s could cause your skin to be extra prone to sun damage. Chemical exfoliation is more of a night time step, besides a gentle toner in the morning, because you don’t want to out into the sun with semi raw skin depending on how strong the exfoliant is. 

The Pixi Glow Tonic is a more gentle chemical exfoliant. It will keep your skin soft and smooth by working to get rid off dead skin but I wouldn’t say it’s strong enough to do any correction. For example another really gentle chemical exfoliant is the Glossier Super Glow Serum with Vitamin C but it is still more corrective if you have dark spots or an uneven skin tone. If you’re a beginner to chemical exfoliation the Pixi Glow Tonic would be a perfect first step/product. It won’t irritate or potentially cause break outs like a stronger product could.

If you think you’re medium-level chemical exfoliation wise the Glossier Super Glow is great. At first I didn’t think it did much because it seemed so mild and gentle but after a few days to a week of daily use my skin tone started getting super clear, mild dark spots were fading and I realized it works, it’s just super mild while going about it. I honestly felt like it was doing nothing for my skin until a week or two after and you start seeing the results. Which is great if you have more sensitive skin and don’t want to feel like you just got a peel after using chemical exfoliation.