Iris
Iris
,
19
Combination Skin
,
Santa Clarita
Routine
“I look for quality products for a reasonable price point. No to minimal essential oils and fragrances. Distancing from alcohol and sulfates. (Do your research!) A simple skincare routine with adjustable products to take care of certain needs during certain seasons is very important to me. I also strive to budget my money for the right products. 2 out of the 6 in this routine are optional/only if needed. My cheeks are very dry during the winter/fall season so I needed a better routine. This could also probably work for the summer season because my t-zone produces more oil at that time and this compensates for oil control but I have yet to test that.”
Routine
“I look for quality products for a reasonable price point. No to minimal essential oils and fragrances. Distancing from alcohol and sulfates. (Do your research!) A simple skincare routine with adjustable products to take care of certain needs during certain seasons is very important to me. I also strive to budget my money for the right products. 2 out of the 6 in this routine are optional/only if needed. My cheeks are very dry during the winter/fall season so I needed a better routine. This could also probably work for the summer season because my t-zone produces more oil at that time and this compensates for oil control but I have yet to test that.”
  • Fenty Skin-Total Cleans’R Remove-It-All Cleanser
    STEP
    1
    I absolutely love the makeup remover in one cleanser. I find it very convenient as well as the packaging quirks. The cleanser feels like a cream but then slowly foams into a lather once you dab some water with it. Absolutely amazing for my skin! It's not stripping for my dry cheeks, it effectively removes disgusting dirt and grime, and removes makeup quite well! DOES have fragrance, however it does not bother me and I actually quite like the experience. BIG bang for your buck because of how little you can use and how much you have left for the price point. (WASH YOUR NECK TOO) $25 on their website
  • PAULA'S CHOICE-Skin Perfecting 2% Bha Liquid
    STEP
    2
    Just as its rep indicates - amazing and surprisingly quick overnight results! I love using this for my t-zone. I have big pores so back in high school I'd have nasty gunk and dirt in them. THIS changed everything for me. It really unclogged my pores and smoothed the wrinkles on my forehead. (for all you animated people, this does wonders) I use this every other day, sometimes along with the Fenty Skin Fat Water Toner Serum. I try to give my skin a break every now and then so I'd most likely list this product as an ONLY WHEN NEEDED. $29.50 for 4 oz $10 for 1 fl oz on Amazon
  • Fenty Skin-Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum
    STEP
    3
    This product is just overall extraordinary. The consistency is really what it says it is - FAT water. It's thick but not so much that it feels like a gel. It glides on my skin pretty easily so a wee bit amount goes a long way. I mainly use this product along with Paula's Choice 2% BHA because of its high concentration of Niacinamide. It's amazing for my pores. It also does wonders for evening my skin texture. HOWEVER! This product does have fragrance. When I first used this, my skin did react to it lightly. I had small redness spots and slight itchiness on the lower parts of my cheeks and near my mouth area. Due to that, I resorted to using this product less often and if any, only for my t-zone and temples. This is an OPTIONAL use for my routine. $28 on their website
  • Krave Beauty-Great Barrier Relief
    STEP
    4
    I just received this today and WOW. This is an amazing product! I noticed changes in my skin overnight with reducing my redness and my skin texture. My skin looked so clear and felt hydrated. It did not feel heavy on the skin and is very lightweight. A little goes a long way! When I'm not using Paula's Choice and Fenty Skin, I use this to treat basically almost everything else. It also has a high concentration of Niacinamide so sometimes I just use this product instead of Fenty Skin. My skin no longer felt dry nor uneven and I could feel my acne heal up faster than it ever did before. The smell of this product isn't strong, if anything it lightly smells like a garden. It's like I flew through a forest and gained skin enlightenment lol! You can use this product for basically anywhere else! Not only for your face :) Can be used as a serum or a moisturizer. $28 on their website
  • Evenprime-Daily Moisturizer
    STEP
    5
    evenprime daily moisturizer
    SO lightweight and hydrating. Like, this is a product that also goes a long way for little input. This product drastically changed my skin forever. I used to have bumpy texture on the redness of my cheeks and a few days later, it was clear and so even. Absolutely wonderful product. Not oily at all, doesn't clog pores, a very gel-creamy like texture, basically takes care of most skin care needs. I don't know how to explain the clarity of my skin after using this product for ONLY a few days. Wonderful results. Also, FRAGRANCE FREE! (DONT FORGET THAT NECK) $32 on their website (got a discount from PayPal when I bought this product)
  • Purito-Centella Green Level Unscented Sun Spf50+ Pa++++
    STEP
    6
    FRAGRANCE AND ESSENTIAL OIL FREE!!! Also, this product leaves like NO whitecast. It disappears soo quickly and is very very lightweight, great protection, amazing skin effect (dewy), and just a high quality product overall. (USE SUNSCREEN YALL) $18.90 from their website
Commented 5 months ago
I'm interested in the Fat Water, but I thought my skin would react to the fragrance :( it looks like your skin reacted to it. darnn
Commented 5 months ago
I also love love the Krave Beauty GBR. So good.
Commented 5 months ago
Thank you for such a detailed review! Do you find that you don't need to use a oil cleanser with the Fenty cleanser? 🤔 If so, that's a pretty impressive two in one
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Commented 5 months ago
I've never used an oil cleanser before and probably won't ever use one. The Fenty cleaner's texture is creamy and thick so when I apply it on my face, it really feels like a deep cleanse. Even then, if it's ever too thick you can always dilute it with water. I would most likely never steer to oil cleansers just because the product already works well to cleanse everything the first time around. I tested this with a full face of makeup - full coverage foundation, a couple layers of mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, etc. You can see the makeup coming off! Of course, they say to always double cleanse for makeup and it never felt stripping to my skin when I do. It's very gentle. If you have sensitive skin or just not in favor of fragrances, then sure, go for the oil cleanser. But then if I were to have such a product, I'd just use it to clean the bits that the Fenty cleanser didn't reach. If that's the case, then why not just use a micellar water product instead? I've used this product during summer and winter (right now!) - during my oiliest moments and my driest moments. It was never a problem for me :) Fenty Skin has very impressive formulas (with the exception of fragrance). The cleanser is the best selling product in their brand so I'll give credit where it's due - it works like a charm :) Hope that helps!
Commented 5 months ago
Yeah, super helpful! Thank you! I currently double cleanse and I would be so down to just use one product vs. two. I'll look into it as my next cleansing product 😊