I’m not a fan of beauty products especially make-ups you apply on your face. Due to puberty, I experienced having pimples, blemishes, and dark spots. That’s the time when I became fund of using skincare products. I also watch different beauty vloggers about their reviews and personal experiences/thoughts on specific skincare products. I’m not the type of woman who consistently uses skincare products and raves it for a long period. I just bought what I think works best for me. From time to time, not all skincare products will work on your skin. That’s the time that you will try something new to provide what your skin needs.
I have different skin conditions and not every product that I used is effective throughout the year. There are times where my skin is dry, oily, rough, red and has white and blackheads. I usually choose the right skincare for me depending on my current skin condition.
This January, my skin has small bumps and pimples due to dust and climate change. I call these as my “January Favorites” because they are my current treatment for my skin. However, I’m not a night and a morning person. I don’t usually do skincare every night or every morning. Sometimes, I skip “some of them” (I can’t skip facial foam) because its time consuming though when I felt doing a skincare routine then I do it completely.
Here are my January Favorites:
Innisfree Green Tea Facial Foam – Just like a pick-me-up cuppa in the middle of the day, Innisfree’s Green Tea Foam Cleanser is a refreshing and antioxidant-packed boost for your skin! This mild cleanser contains organic green tea extracts hailing from Jeju Island, together with kaolin to cleanse away impurities from your skin without drying it out. This product lathers up into fine bubbles for a fresh complexion while keeping it moisturized from within. The best part? This baby is formulated without irritants like synthetic colorants, mineral oils, animal origin products, and imidazolidine urea.
I use this every night before going to bed because I need a deep pore cleansing on my skin due to pollution and dust.
CosRX Good Morning Gel Cleanser – Penetrates deep into the skin for comprehensive cleansing; BHA content gently removes dead skin cells and improve skin texture; tea tree oil helps diminish blemishes for a clearer complexion; delivers softer, smoother, fairer skin
I use this every morning after taking a bath.
CosRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence – Contains 96% pure snail secretion filtrate packed with healing nutrients; penetrates deep into the skin to counteract damage; keeps skin moist and hydrated all day; restores vitality for a brighter, healthier complexion
This is my daily facial moisturizer. I like its consistency and does not make my face oily.
CosRX Two in One Poreless Power Liquid – Delivers smoother skin and diminishes pore size with consistent use; contains 0.1% BHA to clear out congestion and deep-seated dirt; rich in tannin to tighten enlarged pores; features 88% willow bark extract to fight acne and kill bacteria; helps cool down skin temperature; tames excessive oil production; gentle enough to be used with other AHA or BHA products.
I use this every night because I noticed that my pores are quite bigger these past few days. It also helps to eliminate my blackheads.
NIVEA Acne Clear MicellAIR Cleanser 0% Alcohol – contains Magnolia Bark Extracts that act as an anti-inflammatory agent and which also helps prevent new acne from forming by increasing skin cells resistance to external stresses and inflammation.
I use this to remove some dirt on my face when I get home before applying the facial foam. I believe that using just a facial wash/foam won’t really clean deeply your pores. So I use MicelAIR Cleanser to do the initial cleaning. Also, I love how it helps me to dry out new pimples.
Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner – Flower Power. Make your skin bloom with THAYERS® Rose Petal Facial Toner. This gentle toner is derived from a time-honored formula, developed by Thayers to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and balance the pH level of skin. In addition to containing pore-cleansing Rose Water and certified organic Aloe Vera, this unique, proprietary blend also contains certified organic, non-distilled Witch Hazel that’s grown exclusively for Thayers on a family farm in Fairfield County, Connecticut. By avoiding distillation of our Witch Hazel, we’re able to preserve the naturally-occurring, beneficial tannins, which are known to offer antioxidant and antibacterial benefits and bring about a natural glow. Thayers elixirs have been a fixture in medicine cabinets for generations – once you use them, you’ll know why.
It is one of my Holy Grail skincare products. It makes my skin plumpy and healthy.
Beautiful Skin VitB3 Serum – Fades dark spots, leftover scars, and hyperpigmentation; corrects and evens out skin tone; reduces skin redness with Vitamin B3 and niacinamide; prevents skin dryness with its nourishing properties; naturally protects against sun rays with vitamin E; helps treat acne with tea tree oil extract; can be used on dry or sensitive skin.
I don’t usually felt its wonders but I noticed that my dark spots slightly faded and cure some of my small bumps. I can’t guarantee its effectiveness on other skin type but it works on me.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel – Formulated with California CCOF-certified organic aloe vera; gently moisturizes all skin types, including sensitive skin; soothes and refreshes dry, dehydrated, inflamed, and sunburnt areas; firms skin and naturally protects with vitamins C, E, and other minerals; fast-absorbing gel won’t leave a greasy feel; can be used on hair, face, and body as a moisturizer, mask, and/or sleeping pack.
It helps my skin to stay hydrated and soft. I also use to apply on insect bites and dry parts of my skin. I also use this as my night moisturizer and it’s my Holy Grail Gel!
Oh My Venus Vit E Face and Body Cream – Prevents redness, puffiness, and inflammation. Reduces wrinkles and other signs of aging. Fades acne scars and marks. Moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
I’m not really familiar with this cream because someone just gave it to me. So far, it just makes my skin soft and smooth. Nothing special. I apply it more on my knees and elbows.
Vaseline Lip Therapy – Formulated with pure Vaseline petroleum jelly and rich cocoa butter; clinically proven to moisturize chapped lips; instantly softens and soothes dryness and flaking; locks in moisture to help lips recover from discomfort; leaves a healthy, glossy shine; non-sticky formula glides on smoothly.
This is my favorite lip therapy/balm. It really makes my lips soft and healthy.