Laureen
Laureen
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37
Sensitive Skin
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AUSTRALIA
Routine
“Exfoliate once or twice a week + moisturize”
Routine
“Exfoliate once or twice a week + moisturize”
  • NEOGEN-Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil
    STEP
    1
    Aside from being a cleanser it's for wound healing & anti- aging. I chose this because it ticked all these ✔Paraben-free ✔Fragrance-free ✔Essential Oil-free ✔Alcohol-free ✔Sulfate-free ✔Silicone-free ✔Allergen-free ✔Environment Pollutant-free ❌F.A SAFE Ingredients that I like are: Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide, Centella Asiatica Extract Only 2 potential irritants to sensitive skin which is the Isopropyl Palmitate (4) & soybean oil (3) which are both comedogenic which can potentialy block pores.
  • CeraVe-Hydrating Facial Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin
    STEP
    2
    ✔Minimal ingredients ✔Fragrance-free ✔Essential Oil-free ❌Alcohol-free which are Bad for Sensitive & Acne prone Skin is the: Cetearyl Alcohol ✔Sulfate-free ✔Silicone-free ✔Allergen-free ❌EDTA- 1 ❌F.A safe ❌Potential irritants- 3 1.PEG: Polyoxyl 40 Stearate 2.Paraben: Methylparaben(4), 3. Propylparaben (7) which is 4%(high risk) Moderate Risk (17%) are: Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, ❌Paraben-free Polysorbate 20, Methylparaben Notable ingredients: Ceramides, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid (promotes wound healing)
  • COSRX-Bha Blackhead Power Liquid
    STEP
    3
    ●Wait 20-30 minutes before applying next step ✔Paraben-free ✔Fragrance-free ✔Essential Oil-free ✔Alcohol-free ✔Sulfate-free ✔Silicone-free ✔Allergen-free ✔F.A safe ✔Minimal Ingredients Niacinamide for Anti aging& Brightening Promotes wound healing Note: Do not use together with VIT C might trigger redness &breakout.
  • CosRX-Two In One Poreless Power Liquid
    STEP
    4
    Only use after waiting 30 min from applying BHA. Moderate risk- Ethyl Hexanediol which is only 10%(3), High risk- 0%
  • COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
    STEP
    5
    ✔Paraben-free ✔Fragrance-free ✔Essential Oil-free ✔Alcohol-free ✔Sulfate-free ✔Silicone-free ✔Allergen-free ✔F.A safe ✔Potential irritants- 0 ✔High Risk & Moderate Risk- 0 Promotes wound healing & anti aging Moderate Risk (25%) Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol(4)
  • COSRX-Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream
    STEP
    7
    ✔Paraben-free ✔Fragrance-free ✔Essential Oil-free ❌Alcohol-free Cetearyl Alcohol (2) ✔Sulfate-free ❌Silicone-free ✔Allergen-free ❌F.A safe Has stearic acid (3) comedogenic can potentially block pores. Dimethicone(1) Phenoxyethanol(4)
Commented 8 months ago
Hi! Curious if you use a retinol of any sort? Thank you 😊
  • Post Owner
Commented 8 months ago
Hello @yoojin Well in my daily routine I do not include as it's not necessary to use other exfoliants at the same time as COSRX BHA Liquid, since it's already sloughing off the top layer of dead skin cells. Also, I don't think I will need to add other exfoliants because the BHA has Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, it treats many skin issues, including dullness, pigmentation, fine lines, large pores and a weakened skin barrier if that is the reason why you want to use retinol? Well the BHA it's a gentle, leave-on exfoliant.  Once the BHA reaches your pores, it gives your skin a deep-clean by exfoliating the pore lining and loosening clogged sebum. This process allows oil to flow out more easily (instead of becoming trapped), and softens blackheads, making them easier to extract. BHAs are also mildly antibacterial. It's Effective against acne, because it helps prevent clogged pores from even forming in the first place. The only downside I've noticed has been dryness, especially during the first week and  also during winter, but that's mostly gone away with continued use like when I want to use it every night. If I do start getting a bit flaky from overdoing it, I just skip a day or two and up my moisturizer, and my skin is back to normal
  • Post Owner
Commented 8 months ago
The Cosrx Two in One Poreless is to tighten pores to prevent a recurring cycle of blackheads; a dual-action formula that chemically exfoliates pores with BHA, whilst tightening them with Tannin. Aside from these primary functions, the liquid is effective in cooling down skin temperature and controlling excessive sebum production. Formulated with only 0.1% of BHA, it is suitable for use with/after other AHA or BHA products. 😉
Commented 8 months ago
Wow, thank you for this!! What is the purpose of the toner? Is it primarily to hydrate the skin?