Saturday, September 20, 2014

My skin care routine 2014

Hello everyone! I finally decided to a "routine" post. I want to share with you all some of the products I use to take care of my skin. So, these are mini-reviews of FOUR products~

Proactiv (left three bottles); ObligĂ© milk cleanser (right)

Left 3: Proactiv
I'm sure lots of you heard of Proactiv before. It's mainly known as a product line for those suffering from acne. Although my acne isn't severe, I still wanted to try it, because there was a $14 deal that came with a trial size cleanser, toner, treatment, moisturizer, and a proactiv deep cleansing brush. I thought it might be worth the money to try. My little bit of facial acne wasn't going away, so I wanted to purchase a product targeting acne anyways.

I actually received this product a couple weeks before I left for China (middle of August). I've been using the set relatively regularly--at least once a day, at night. Proactiv doesn't make my acne magically disappear, but it does help make it a little less severe and red. 

One point to mention: I really like the cleanser (step 1), because it has tiny exfoliating beads, which helps remove dead skin cells and makes my skin feels very clean~ Nevertheless, don't try to rub the beads too harshly against your hurts >__<

Another point: I wouldn't use Proactiv after exercising. My face gets very sensitive and red after moderate to heavy exercise, so the beads in the Proactiv cleanser really irritates my skin. That why I have two cleansers!

Right: Obligé
This cleanser is really nice and gentle and it smells amazing. I think the milk cleanser has improved and brightened my complexion quite a bit~ This cleanser originally is quite pricey ($20 for 4 fl. oz. bottle), but I actually found it at Marshalls for $7! BINGO~ I was really drawn to this product not only because of the elegant packaging, but also because its 100% vegan, with organic essential oils, and no sulfates, phthalates, and parabens!

Like I mentioned above, I usually use this cleanser when I shower after exercising. My skin is super sensitive at that time, and this cleanser works really nicely for that. The only downside is that when I use physical sunscreens, the cleanser doesn't remove the sunscreen well. That's why I tend to use Proactiv for a deeper cleanse.

Left: EO unscented lotion
This is absolutely my favorite lotion so far. It can be used for face, body, and hands. Moreover, it's natural and (partially) made from organic ingredients. The lotion has no parabens, polysorbates, or EDTA! It's super refreshing when applied, and it's non-greasy, fast-absorbing, and moisturizing~~

PLUS, this lotion was only $10 for 32oz! It's such a good deal T____T Makes me cry with happiness...

Right: Blue Lizard suncreen
This is the sunscreen I was talking about during summer. Sorry I was so late in posting a review about it. I really do like this sunscreen, because it's not very oily and doesn't make my skin look very oily either. The only potential downside is that it makes my skin a little whiter (though I don't mind :)). At least I know that harmful chemicals (from typical sunscreens) aren't breaking down in my skin.

Thanks for reading though my mini-reviews guys~ Hope they weren't too long and hope you guys learned something too!!