Lea
Lea
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35
Oily/Combination Skin
,
Tokyo, Japan
Routine
“Good skincare doesn’t have to be expensive. This is my affordable nighttime routine to help hydrate, but keep my oily/combination skin at bay”
Routine
“Good skincare doesn’t have to be expensive. This is my affordable nighttime routine to help hydrate, but keep my oily/combination skin at bay”
  • DHC-Online Only Deep Cleansing Oil
    STEP
    1
    It’s a great drugstore cleansing oil that helps breakup makeup and spf.
  • Cosrx-Salicylic Acid
    STEP
    2
    cosrx salicylic acid
    It helps keep my oily skin at bay. It lathers up well and I use it on my chest and back too if I see breakouts.
  • Rohto-Melano cC toner/Lotion
    STEP
    3
    rohto melano cc toner/lotion
    First step after cleansing. It hydrated and preps the skin for what’s next. It’s loaded with Vit C. Helps to brighten dark spots.
  • Rohto-Melano CC serum
    STEP
    4
    rohto melano cc serum
    Lightweight serum. Helps lighten up dark spots, decreases acne and inflammation.
  • Dr. Jart+-Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Calming Gel Cream
    STEP
    5
    This has helped the redness I have from wearing face masks. It’s lightweight and cooling. Gets rid of redness.
  • Muji-Squalane Oil
    STEP
    6
    muji squalane oil
    Unscented lightweight oil that helps seal everything in. Doesn’t break me out.
Commented 7 months ago
Wow, I've never heard of Squalane oil for face, but do you find it works better than rosehip or some other popular oils? Trying to find a face oil for my combo skin as well.
Commented 11 months ago
Oh I love all the Japanese products! I hear so much about k beauty but rarely about Japanese beauty products.
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Commented 11 months ago
I feel the same way. J Beauty is still a mystery to me too, but they do have some true affordable gems just like the K-beauty world.
Commented 11 months ago
I'd like to know some affordable gems! You should review them 😊
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Commented 11 months ago
I will definitely try to do more on here, but for now you can see some of the jbeauty reviews on my IG @HelloBrokeandBougie
Commented 11 months ago
Always wondered if Muji skincare is worth it - have you tried other products from them?
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Commented 11 months ago
So sorry for the delay. Yes, I have tried the Booster Essence and the Light Toning Water. It’s an affordable line and both products are moisturizing without being heavy. The skincare line is very bare bones, but what makes it special is that it talks about the natural spring water they use when making the ingredients of their products. It’s definitely worth a try.
Commented 11 months ago
Ohhh interesting! Yes, I'll check out their skincare next time I'm in the stores. I love the minimalistic packaging and their brand philosophy, so I feel like I'll like their no frills approach to skincare.
Commented 11 months ago
So cool you live in Tokyo! I've heard some good things about the vitamin c serum. Is that one of the favored brands in Japan?
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Commented 11 months ago
Hi 😊 It’s a great drugstore brand with great payoff when I use both the lotion and serum together. You can follow me on IG @hellobrokeandbougie for Jbeauty if you are interested.
Commented 11 months ago
Do you use any exfoliation in your routine?
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Commented 11 months ago
I will exfoliate with acids about 2-3x a week. I like to use Drunk Elephant's T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask (this stuff tingles and not available in some countries) and I LOVE glow tonic (AHA) from Pixi.
Commented 11 months ago
how does the muji squalane oil compare with any others you've tried? like The Ordinary? also, have you seen more improvements with squalane oil vs. other types of oil like rosehip, etc? thank you :)
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Commented 11 months ago
Hello 👋 the muji oil is very thin and the bottle opening is pretty small and comes out in drops. I use about 3 drops in my palm and pat it in my skin lightly. It has no scent and 100% just like the ordinary. The muji oil is roughly 8-9 usd. I’m not too sure about how the ordinary oil is as I have yet to test it out or see it in person.