BEST OF SKINCARE: 2019 EDITION

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Hey yalls, welcome, good day, hello

Happy New Year loves! I thought I’d start off with what I was loving last year, in 2019 (because I am pretty sure my preferences might differ SLIGHTLY). I’d you’d like to check out my skincare routine on Youtube, it is linked here. Last year did a moment on my skin, it had amazing times and really REALLY bad times. Last year, I slowly started to limit my use of foundations and only used concealers. This allowed my skin to breathe more and so I just made sure to take extra care of my skin. Trust me, it’s totally worth it.

Disclaimer: Please note that these are products that work best for my skin type and may or may not have the same effects for you.

CLEANSER

Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash

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Main Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Chamomile, Phytosphingosine

Why I love this: It’s SIMPLE and AFFORDABLE. The brand @simple originated from UK, and was made in the mind for sensitive skin. What’s great about this brand is that their products are free from artificial fragrance, artificial colorants, alcohol and soap. All these ingredients are either too drying or too overloading to the skin.

I recently learned that “fragrance” in a product

Their products are certified vegan and free from animal cruelty.

Moving forward, you’ll notice a couple of products that contain Witch Hazel. Witch Hazel is a natural botanical ingredient that’s commonly used as a means of removing excess oil from the skin, so it can be especially useful in people struggling with acne.

TONER

Thayer’s Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Formula (Cucumber)

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Main Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Cucumber Extract

This was a product I discovered after watching some Youtube videos on skincare. I don’t see Youtubers or beauty gurus talking about this product anymore though. What first caught my eye, was that this product did not contain alcohol that is a usual ingredient in toners. Alcohol tends to dry up your skin and can cause irritations (a dry skin person’s nightmare). Before I discovered my forever love for Thayers, all my toners always dried out my skin *cries*.  So I decided to get the Thayer’s Cucumber infused toner from iHerb. It’s a pretty big bottle, 355ml to be exact. It lasted me for as along as a year AND it only costs RM50! I mean, it’s a one time purchase per year. Large quantity? Check! Affordable? Check! Long lasting? Check!

EYE CARE

Kora Noni Radiant Eye Oil

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Main Ingredients: Kahai Oil, Tomato Fruit, Coffee Seed Oil, Marine Bamboo Extract, Noni Fruit Extract

I’ve written an in-dept review on eye care here, and why this particular product works for me. To reiterate, I have dry skin (dryness level: Selena Gomez – A Year Without Rain). I’ve tried two types of eye creams (Origins Ginzing and Fresh Lotus). Origins did nothing for me and because it is a cream, it took longer to blend into my skin. I actually really liked the Fresh Lotus eye cream, however, to afford that, I would have had to sell my arm and legs. So no. The Kora Noni Radiant Eye Oil costs about RM115 but it lasted me a whole year and a half. Did I repurchase it? YES.

MOISTURIZER

Simple Moisture Cream with SPF 30

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Main Ingredients: Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Glycerin, Sweet Almond Oil, SPF

This was a two in one – a moisturizer with SPF. But why? Sunscreen protects your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which come in two forms – UVA and UVB rays. It protects sensitive skin (like mine) against sunburn and it reduces the appearance of sun damage – discolorations and dark spots, sagging or leathery skin, and wrinkles. It’s important to incorporate some sort of SPF at the end of your skincare routine. So if you’re lazy (like me), get yourself a moisturizer with SPF. Saves you time, save your skin and we’re all happy.

FACE OIL

Fourth Ray Skin Hero (Colourpop’s sister brand)

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Main Ingredients: Argan Oil, Baobab, Strawberry Seed

This is optional. If my skin is extra dry on those days, I will add on this oil to seal it all in more moisture. All I need is 3 drops! I just learned that you need to use your face oils BEFORE your moisturizer. Oils generally take longer to absorb into your skin. Here’s the BILL NYE The Science guy reason – oils are occlusive. Occlusives form a protective seal on top of the skin and lock moisture in, so if you apply a moisturizer over a face oil, it won’t be able to effectively penetrate this barrier and thus will be useless. However, oils can penetrate a water-based moisturizer.

Have a great day, beautiful weirdos!

I do makeup videos and reviews and other fun stuff! Follow me on my instagram for more reviews and life updates: @katriynannn

#skincare #skincaretips #bestskincareof2019 #bestskincare #dryskincare

 

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