This post is a bit late, I know but I purchased some products at the end of February and was patiently waiting for them to arrive.
Some of the products I purchased are tried and true favs, others are some newbies that I’d been wanting to try and decided to jump on the bandwagon.
I’m going to try to keep this short (probably won’t lol), so let’s jump right in!
First up are two products by the newly popular and super affordable The Ordinary by DECIEM. The only way you haven’t heard about this brand and their producrs is if you’ve been living under a rock and even then I mean you have no excuse!
Although the products have great reviews all over the net, with the very low price point I was a bit skeptical about how effective they could actually be. But, I figured even if they didn’t work, I wouldn’t take that great of a loss because I didn’t spend much.
But let’s get to it. I decided to order the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and the 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil.
According to the website, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water. The molecular size of HA determines its depth of delivery in the skin. This formulation combines low-, medium- and high-molecular weight HA, as well as a next-generation HA crosspolymer at a combined concentration of 2% for multi-depth hydration. This system is supported with the addition of Vitamin B5 which also enhances surface hydration.
In short, HA is naturally found in the skin, however this serum adds that extra boost of hydration and moisture your skin may be missing out on – from other products or elements in the environment.
I use this because I am obsessed with products that draw moisture in to the skin and it improves the look (in texture) of my skin. I typically apply this right after my toner and right before my moisturizer.
Which brings me to the 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil. I have been looking to purchase Rosehip Oil for the longest time now as I’ve heard that it is a wonder product in helping to fade hyperpigmentation and acne scars as well as combat acne itself. One day I logged on to Twitter and searched what people were saying about this amazing oil and I was immediately sold!
According to the site, Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in linoleic acid, linolenic acid and pro-vitamin A. Rosehip Seed Oil is known as the cure all seeing at though it moisturizers, brightens skin, evens out our skin tone, fade scars and tightens skin.
I am particularly using this oil as a moisturizer and to help fade my acne scars which I’ve seen great progress with in the last two weeks. I’m excited to see what happens as I use this over time. For just $9.80, I will be ordering more bottles of this (when it’s back in stock! Sheesh!)
The next two products are tried and true favs that I had to reintroduce into my skincare arsenal. The first is the CosRX AHA BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner (my second favorite toner in the world) and the other the Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic. Both are popular cult skincare favorites. I’ve written about my love of toners and CosRX products on this blog in the past, but what I love about these two is that although they have low levels of BHA and AHA, they’re still extremely effective overtime.
I haven’t tried this product yet, but I am excited to! I have been searching up and down for a Vitamin C serum to introduce into my skincare regimen. According to the website, this product contains Vitamin C, an antioxidant that evens skin tone and helps build collagen.
If you’re unfamiliar with Vitamin C, it is great for lightening hyper pigmentation, fading acne scars, promoting collagen production, brightening skin, and protecting your skin from sun damage. The Ferulic Acid – an antioxidant that reduces the effects of damaging free radicals on the skin – in this serum is what helps with skin regeneration and protection from sun damage.
Basically it’s the anti-aging acid!
As of now, my main concern is fading acne scars so I’m excited to see how my skin takes to a Vit C serum and will update with the good (hopefully) or bad results after 3 months of use.
Drop a comment with some of your most recent skincare buys below!