In this month’s skincare review, we will be discussing a new product that I recently tried out. This product claims to have several benefits, including exfoliation, anti-inflammatory properties, and antioxidant effects. I will be sharing my thoughts and experiences with this product, along with some tips on how to use it effectively.
Review: Korean Beauty Sunscreen – Ionic Centella Calming Daily SPF 50
I recently had the opportunity to try out a new sunscreen that came in the Korean beauty Advent calendar. It’s called the Ionic Centella Calming Daily Sunscreen with SPF 50. As someone who is constantly on the lookout for effective sun protection, I was eager to put this product to the test.
Appearance and Texture
When it comes to sunscreen, appearance and texture are important factors for me. The Ionic Centella Calming Daily Sunscreen has a lightweight and creamy consistency. It glides effortlessly onto the skin and absorbs quickly without leaving a white cast, which is a common issue with some sunscreens.
Hydration and Soothing Properties
One of the standout features of this sunscreen is its hydrating and soothing properties. Upon application, my skin instantly feels moisturized and nourished. The formula includes centella, a popular ingredient in Korean skincare known for its calming effects on the skin. This sunscreen is perfect for those who want to combine sun protection with intense hydration.
Performance and Absorption
In terms of performance, the Ionic Centella Calming Daily Sunscreen does not disappoint. It offers a high level of sun protection with its SPF 50 rating, ensuring that your skin is shielded from both UVA and UVB rays. The sunscreen absorbs quickly, making it suitable for both daily use and as a base for makeup application.
Personal Experience and Opinion
After using this sunscreen for several weeks, I can confidently say that it has become a staple in my skincare routine. It ticks all the boxes for what I look for in a sunscreen – it provides excellent sun protection, hydrates my skin, and feels lightweight on the skin. Additionally, it does not cause any irritation or breakouts, making it suitable for all skin types.
The Ionic Centella Calming Daily Sunscreen is a top-notch Korean beauty product that delivers on its promises. If you’re in the market for a sunscreen that provides effective sun protection while hydrating and soothing your skin, I highly recommend giving this product a try.
Product Review: In Tre Chestnut
I think you will enjoy this, but that being said, its definitely not greasy. It doesnt leave your face looking super shiny uh and it works really well under makeup. I dont get any peeling of my makeup um with the sunscreen, so it has juvenil A juvenil, t150 tenis orb M and poly silicone 15 as the organic AKA chemical sunscreen active ingredients, so really good broadspectrum protection, and then it has some anti-inflammatory compounds that are soothing may help ward off oxidative stress.
Niacinamide: The Multi-tasking Ingredient
It has niacinamide, which you all know I love um its an ingredient that is a B vitamin thats really good for redness dark spots. It has anti-aging benefits and its good for Skins moisture barrier. It may help ward off skin yellowing as it relates to photo damage, and it also is just very soothing if you have irritation-prone skin.
Centella: Soothing and Anti-inflammatory
As the name implies, it has centella in it, which is a botanic ingredient. Extracts from that are very anti-inflammatory and soothing. It may support barrier recovery. Beta glue can super hydrating allantoin is very soothing. It has die potassium gariz, which comes from Licorice and is also an ingredient that is good for redness and dark spots. It is anti-inflammatory and may help soothe eczema-prone skin.
No Complaints Here
Overall, I really don’t have anything bad to say about this. It has been a great addition to my skincare routine, providing hydration, protection, and soothing benefits. I would highly recommend giving it a try if you’re in need of a new skincare product.
Aha, 8, clear Essence
This exfoliating liquid contains Alpha hydroxy acids, specifically glycolic and lactic acid. It is meant to be used as part of a morning skincare routine. After applying a moisturizing mask and rinsing it off with plain water, I gently pat dry my skin. The liquid is then applied with a finger in a painting motion.
Exfoliating and Clearing Dark Spots
The alpha hydroxy acids in this product help to exfoliate dry and rough skin texture. They also assist in clearing dark spots, making it a great choice for those who have keratosis pilaris on their face. Additionally, it can improve the appearance of sun damage. Incorporating an alpha hydroxy acid product into your routine can be beneficial for these issues.
Enhancing Skincare Routine
After applying the exfoliating liquid in the morning routine, it is recommended to follow it up with a hydrating serum and, of course, sunscreen. Protecting the skin from the sun is crucial, as highlighted in a recent video on glycolic acid skincare mistakes. Neglecting sun protection is a common error that can undermine the effectiveness of skincare products.
Glycolic Acid and Sun Sensitivity
Glycolic acid, a popular ingredient in skincare products, has been known to make the skin more sensitive to UV rays. This means that if you’re using glycolic acid to improve dark spots or exfoliate your skin, you need to be extra careful with sun protection. Sun damage can worsen the effects of glycolic acid and even cause sunburn. It is crucial not to neglect your sunscreen application when using this ingredient.
Exfoliating Properties of Glycolic Acid
Despite the sun sensitivity concern, glycolic acid can provide effective exfoliation without causing irritation for many individuals. Personally, I have never experienced any irritation when using glycolic acid on my face. In fact, I feel that my skin has become smoother after incorporating this ingredient into my skincare routine. However, it’s important to note that the skin on the neck is more delicate and prone to irritation, so I did experience a slight dryness when using glycolic acid on my neck on a daily basis. Additionally, I noticed a bit of dryness around my ears. Nevertheless, this dryness was easily resolved by moisturizing the affected areas. It’s crucial to introduce glycolic acid slowly to your skincare routine to avoid any potential adverse effects.
Beyond Exfoliation: Hygroscopic Properties
Apart from its exfoliating benefits, glycolic acid and other alpha hydroxy acids have hygroscopic properties. This means that they have the ability to attract and retain moisture in the skin. Consequently, incorporating glycolic acid into your skincare routine may also help improve the overall moisture content of your skin. It’s always a plus to have a skincare ingredient that not only exfoliates but also aids in hydration.
As with any skincare product, the outcome of using glycolic acid may vary from person to person. It’s essential to be aware of the potential risks, such as sun sensitivity, and to introduce the ingredient slowly into your routine. However, the exfoliating and moisturizing benefits offered by glycolic acid make it a popular choice for those looking to improve their skin’s appearance and texture.
Product Review: Monthly Skincare Reviews 2024
The Key Ingredients
One of the key ingredients in this skincare product is chamomile rosemary leaf extract, which has anti-inflammatory properties. This is great for reducing redness and soothing irritated skin. Additionally, it contains masso side, derived from cantella, which acts as an antioxidant and helps protect the skin from oxidative stress. This is especially beneficial for those living in polluted areas, where our skin is exposed to harmful environmental factors.
Benefits of Licorice Root
Another ingredient worth mentioning is licorice root, which has both anti-inflammatory and skin brightening properties. It is effective in combating redness and dark spots, giving the skin a more even tone. This is particularly helpful for those dealing with hyperpigmentation or acne scars.
The product also contains Panthenol, a moisturizing ingredient that helps to keep the skin hydrated. This is important as many exfoliating products tend to strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. With the inclusion of Panthenol, this product ensures that the skin remains moisturized and nourished even after exfoliation.
Mono Bifida Biome Complex
The next product I’m going to review is the mono bifida biome complex. This particular product is an ampule, which means it has a thinner consistency compared to a moisturizer. I have been incorporating this into my nighttime skincare routine throughout the month of January. After washing my face and patting it dry, I apply a full dropper worth of the product to my entire face and neck while my skin is still slightly damp.
The Power of Ferments
One of the key ingredients in the mono bifida biome complex is ferments. Fermentation is known to enrich skincare products with anti-inflammatory compounds and may improve the bioavailability of certain ingredients. However, the outcome can vary greatly, so it’s important not to have high expectations. The product contains bifida ferment lysate, which is essentially probiotics. Probiotics have been shown to potentially aid in improving barrier recovery. Additionally, other ferments such as sacchromyces ferment and lactococcus fermentate are included in this product.
Promoting Youthful Skin
In addition to the ferments, the mono bifida biome complex also contains niacinamide and EGCG. Niacinamide is known for its antioxidant properties and has evidence to support its inclusion in skincare for combating oxidative stress and preventing premature skin aging. EGCG comes from green tea and also has antioxidant effects, further contributing to the product’s anti-inflammatory abilities. The mono bifida biome complex also contains copper peptide, which has the potential to offer anti-inflammatory benefits and stimulate collagen synthesis.
The Mystery of Argireline
Lastly, the mono bifida biome complex contains argireline. Argireline is a peptide that is often found in anti-aging skincare products. It is believed to have a similar effect to Botox, reducing wrinkles and expression lines. However, there is still much uncertainty and gaps in knowledge regarding the effectiveness of argireline.
The mono bifida biome complex is a skincare product that offers a unique combination of ferments, antioxidants, and peptides. While the exact benefits of each ingredient may be debatable, this product shows potential for improving barrier recovery, reducing inflammation, and promoting youthful-looking skin. As with any skincare product, individual results may vary, so it’s important to experiment and try different products to find what works best for you.
Argireline Peptide: A Botox Alternative?
Argireline, the popular peptide that claims to mimic the effects of Botox, has been a subject of debate. While I have dedicated an entire video to discussing this ingredient, it is important to highlight that the chances of it actually penetrating the skin and targeting the neuromuscular junction are quite slim. Nevertheless, it does seem to contribute to the skin’s moisture levels.
Personally, I have not encountered any issues with argireline. I find it to be a hydrating liquid that layers well under my moisturizer. However, it is not the best fermented skincare product I have come across. It falls somewhere in the middle. Some of my viewers have mentioned that they only noticed significant results after using two bottles of this product. As I finish up this bottle, I will consider giving it another try in the future.
A Forgotten Product: M Love
In January, I did not use the product I am about to discuss. However, it was a staple in my skincare routine from the end of October through November and December, or possibly just November and December. The product in question is from a brand called M Love.
Monthly Skincare Reviews: The 2024 Update
As we dive into the world of skincare in 2024, it is essential to stay up to date with the latest products and trends. Trying new products can be both exciting and challenging. In this monthly skincare review, we will explore the experiences and opinions surrounding various skincare products.
Product Review: Argireline Peptide
This month, I had the opportunity to test out the argireline peptide. Despite its claims of being a Botox alternative, the likelihood of its penetration into the skin is questionable. However, I did notice that it provided a moisturizing effect. While it may not be the best fermented skincare product I have encountered, it is not a complete disappointment either. Some viewers have reported significant results after using multiple bottles of this product. Although it is not a personal favorite or a holy grail item, I will consider revisiting it in the future.
Product Review: M Love
While I did not include M Love in my skincare routine this month, it was a significant part of my routine in the previous months. This product requires further exploration and discussion in future reviews.
By experimenting with new skincare products, we continue to explore the vast array of options available in the market. It is important to remember that skincare is highly individual, and what works for one person may not work for another. Stay tuned for the next monthly skincare update as we uncover more hidden gems or potential disappointments in the world of skincare.
Serum Review: Copper Peptide Serum
The copper peptide serum is a popular choice for skincare enthusiasts. While there may be a few differences in the ingredients, the overall experience and outcomes are quite similar. However, if budget is a concern, then the Ordinary’s version may be a better option as it is less expensive. Personally, I prefer M Love’s Fade Away brightening serum for its added benefits in terms of brightening. But if you find that copper peptides work well for your skin and have been curious about trying this serum, I can assure you that it is a good product. It did not cause any issues for me, but it’s important to note that results may vary for individuals.
Ltmd’s Oil and Gel Cleanser Review
Now let’s talk about a product that I have been using on and off for several months. The Ela MD’s oil and gel cleanser is a purchase I made back in 2023 and I have been slowly working my way through it. This cleanser is specifically designed to remove makeup and water-resistant sunscreen, much like an oil cleanser or a cleansing balm. However, what sets it apart is its thick, rich, and colorless gel consistency. It reminds me a bit of Johnson and Johnson’s baby oil gel.
Monthly Skincare Review: Trying Something New in 2024
The Breakthrough Product
If you know what I’m talking about, sort of like that um, as you rub it over the surface of your skin, this new skincare product works wonders. It glides nicely over the eyelid area, even allowing you to glide over your eyelashes. As you do that um, your makeup starts to break up and melt into almost this oily consistency. It really does what it’s supposed to do: it dissolves and breaks up the film of cosmetic residue.
A Creamy Experience
When you add water to the product, there is a little bit of creaminess to it, but not as much as the typical emulsification I note with Japanese or Korean cleansing oils that I’m always raving about, or even cleansing balms that I adore. Nonetheless, the product rinses off fine in the shower. Of course, I always follow up with a double cleanse, washing my face after the oil cleanse step.
No More Raccoon Eyes
In this case, I washed my face and never had raccoon eyes with this new product, which is kind of my litmus test for any makeup removal approach. Does it leave me with mascara residue under my eyes that I then have to come in with some other method to try and remove? With this product, I did not have that problem. It truly works and removes all traces of makeup effectively.
The Potential Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
This breakthrough product contains lactobacillus pumpkin ferment, which holds the potential for enriching the product with anti-inflammatory compounds. While it may be too soon to attribute this as the sole reason for its effectiveness, it is definitely a promising aspect to consider.
This new skincare product has impressed me with its ability to effectively remove makeup without leaving any residue. The creamy consistency and its potential anti-inflammatory benefits add to its appeal. As I continue to try new skincare products each month in 2024, this one has definitely earned its place in my routine.
Product Review: Monthly Skincare Reviews 2024
Turmeric Root Extract: An Anti-Inflammatory Ingredient
The Monthly Skincare Reviews 2024 includes a product with turmeric root extract, which is known for its potential anti-inflammatory properties. It is interesting to note that this product is fragrance-free, offering a pleasant experience for those who are sensitive to scents. However, while it does what it is supposed to do, it may not be the best makeup removal product I have ever tried.
Adequate Performance, but Not the Best
Although the product delivers satisfactory results, it is not exceptional in terms of makeup removal. It functions as expected, without being exceptional or disappointing in any way. Considering the price, I personally prefer using a cleansing oil or a cleansing balm, which I find to be more effective alternatives.
Curiosity Satisfied: Discovering the Product
If you are curious about this product, allow me to provide you with some insights. The product’s appearance, texture, and performance are explored in the review. While it may not be the perfect choice for everyone, it is certainly not a bad product either. It falls within the realm of being a good, middle-of-the-road option for skincare enthusiasts.
Variety in Video Reviews: Sharing Experiences
Moving forward, I genuinely enjoy creating this style of video where I can share my experiences with you on a wider range of products. Instead of solely focusing on favorites or disappointments, I find it valuable to showcase the different products I have tried over the years. Oftentimes, I pondered on how to convey this information to my audience, whether by creating a video centered around a specific ingredient or compiling a collection of similar products for comparison. Sometimes, I even found myself getting lost in excessive analysis, neglecting to discuss the actual product at hand.
By adopting this format, I can freely express my thoughts and feelings about the product, ultimately delivering the information to you in a video format. This not only allows me to provide a more comprehensive review but also saves time, ensuring that I can continue exploring and sharing new products with you all.
January Skincare Review
As we kick off the new year, it’s time to revamp our skincare routine and experiment with some new products. In this month’s skincare review, we dive into the world of innovative skincare treatments and gush about the exciting results we’ve achieved. Brace yourself for a journey into the realm of flawless skin!
Discovering a Holy Grail Product
In our quest for the perfect complexion, we stumbled upon a game-changer a product that has truly transformed our skincare routine. This revolutionary serum, infused with exotic botanicals and cutting-edge technology, has left us in awe. Say goodbye to dullness, fine lines, and uneven texture, and say hello to radiant, youthful skin!
Unveiling Fresh Ingredients
2024 has brought a wave of new skincare ingredients that promise unparalleled results. Among these is an extraordinary fruit extract that brightens and rejuvenates the skin. Its natural compounds work synergistically to fade dark spots and even out skin tone, leaving you with a luminous and refreshed complexion. Prepare to be amazed!
The Power of High-Tech Gadgets
Gone are the days of traditional skincare methods. Welcome to the future, where high-tech gadgets revolutionize the way we care for our skin. Our new tool, which utilizes state-of-the-art technology, has left us captivated. With just a gentle glide, it exfoliates, tightens pores, and promotes deep hydration, giving us a flawless base for makeup application. This innovative device is a game-changer!
Collaboration with Skincare Experts
In our pursuit of knowledge and expertise, we teamed up with renowned skincare experts to bring you insider tips and tricks. From dermatologists to estheticians, their insights have helped us navigate the vast skincare landscape. We are thrilled to share their wisdom with you and empower you to make informed skincare choices. Get ready for the ultimate skincare experience!
Breaking Barriers with Diversity
Skincare is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Embracing this notion, we have embarked on a journey to explore skincare from a diverse perspective. By showcasing products that cater to various skin types, shades, and concerns, we hope to inspire inclusivity and foster self-love. Join us as we break barriers and celebrate the beauty in individuality.
With each passing month, we are excited to embark on a new skincare adventure. Armed with the latest innovations and expert advice, we aim to redefine beauty standards and empower individuals to embrace their skin with confidence. Stay tuned for next month’s skincare review as we continue our exploration of the wonderful world of skincare!
This monthly skincare review has highlighted a new product that I have thoroughly enjoyed trying. With its exfoliating properties, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and moisturizing effects, it is a great option for those looking to incorporate glycolic acid into their skincare routine. However, it is important to weigh the benefits against your individual skincare needs. Remember to always do your research and consider your skin type before trying something new.
Overall, I have been quite pleased with this skincare product. It delivered on its promises of exfoliation, anti-inflammatory benefits, and antioxidant protection. I would definitely consider repurchasing it in the future. However, I do want to emphasize that not everyone needs to incorporate glycolic acid into their skincare routine. It can be beneficial for some, but it is not a necessity for everyone.
Tips for Using Glycolic Acid
If you do decide to try out this product or any other glycolic acid-based products, it is important to follow some tips to avoid any potential mistakes. I have recently shared a video where I discuss these tips in detail, and I highly recommend watching it before incorporating glycolic acid into your routine. By following these tips, you can maximize the benefits of glycolic acid while minimizing any potential side effects.
In my monthly skincare reviews for 2024, I have come across two interesting products. The copper peptide serum offers similar experiences and outcomes, with the cheaper option being the Ordinary’s version. On the other hand, ltmd’s oil and gel cleanser provides a unique and luxurious texture for effective makeup removal. Trying something new in skincare can be a hit or miss, but these products have proven to be worthwhile additions to my routine.