Alina
Alina
,
30
Oily/Combination Skin
,
Bucharest, Romania
Routine
“My phylosophy is simple: non-comedogenic. After struggling with acnea for almost 20 years and trying hundreds of products, I think my hormones finally settled and finding the right combination for my skin relies in avoiding anything that can cause more harm than good.”
Routine
“My phylosophy is simple: non-comedogenic. After struggling with acnea for almost 20 years and trying hundreds of products, I think my hormones finally settled and finding the right combination for my skin relies in avoiding anything that can cause more harm than good.”
  • CeraVe-Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water
    STEP
    1
    Good makeup remover that doesn't dry your skin. I usually use Bioderma Micellar water but gave this a try and it's working great.
  • biotrade cosmecuticals-Acne Out
    STEP
    2
    biotrade cosmecuticals acne out
    I use this daily since almost 6 months and I am happy to say that it's amongst very few products that I can name efficient cleansers. I have a type of oily/combination skin struggling with blackheads and enlarged pores and the soap really helped in minimizing both. This soap works thanks to lactic acid and salycilic acid - does a very good job in cleaning my skin. I use it together with a Foreo device and I noticed that after every wash the clogged pores are very much diminished, the white/black heads are removed - can actually feel some of them with my fingertips, it's almost like a soft peel sensation. Leaves the skin soft, squishy clean. I am not a fan of the fact that contains perfume but the rest of ingredients are fine. Do note it might leave the skin feeling dry if not followed with appropriate care (serums, moisturizer).
  • The Ordinary-Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
    STEP
    4
    Love it. I use a thermal water after washing and drying my face, just before putting on my serums and it's providing the necessary moisture for the Hyaluronic Acid to grab. For me, this is key. After using it for 6 months I noticed some of the forehead, eyes and mouth fine lines dimished somehow (maybe becaus it provides volume and enables the moisturizer to work better). I tried an experiment using a drop of Hyaluronic acid on the back of my hand without any thermal water applied in advance and it left my skin very dry so would recommend to apply this only on wet skin (either using a thermal water spray or simply do not dry your sking after washing it).
  • Biotrade Cosmeceuticals-Acne Out Active Cream
    STEP
    5
    As the name is suggesting this is an active cream meant to be used on the areas prone to acne. It does help with blemishes and pimples, as well as minimizing backheads appearance. I use it mostly on the T areas and on the chin. Noticed that the pimple area heals faster, nicer, without scars. Does not moisturizes, on the contrary, so it needs to be followed by proper moisturizer cream.
Commented 2 months ago
Do you recommend the Smoothing Cream for oily/combo skin? Trying to decide whether I want to buy this or the Cerave PM lotion.
Commented 2 months ago
I've never tried the CeraVe micellar water... Do you use it in lieu of a oil cleanser?
  • Post Owner
Commented 2 months ago
Yes - I haven't tried yet a oil cleanser, so my idea of 'double cleasing' means I use micellar water for makeup removal before actually washing my face with a cleanser product. 😁