This year is going by TOO FAST. Literally.
I can’t believe it’s already May??? It feels as if only yesterday was New Year’s Eve. I remember it so clearly in my head 😦
Anyway since we’re starting a new month, I wanna tell you guys about my favorite skincare products during the previous month: April.
April was kinda tricky cause the weather was all over the place! And when the weather is all over the place, I’m bound to have bipolar skin – sometimes too oily, other times too dry. And therefore a lot of skincare products come into play.
I’ve discovered a few products that have done wonders for my skin. Some, I have already even raved about ( I couldn’t wait!!!) And so for those I’ve already talked about, I’ll be linking them to my previous blog posts so you can read more about them!
Anyway here we goooooo ☀️
1. Hello Gorgeous Facial Mask Purifying
This brand has never let me down once since I’ve started using it and so it was no surprise that I absolutely fell in love with their Facial Purifying Mask! This mask pretty much screams PUREEE! My skin has been breaking out recently because of “product x” and so I’ve been trying to bring it back to the light side (see what I did there…. Happy May Sith (6) HAHAHAHA)
This mask has been helping me do that. The number one ingredient I love here is Tea Tree. Tea Tree oil has ALWAYS been good to my skin – no matter in what form. And so I wasn’t afraid to try this out.
This mask is pretty thin compared to your regular clay masks. Although it does have that “tight feeling” as it dries, it did not irritate my skin or cause my skin to become red. In fact, it made my skin feel clean. It also dried my trouble spots and helped them heal faster – which I really needed at the time.
I would recommend this mask to everyone! Especially those of you with troubled skin! It smells good, it works and it’s affordable too! Check @hellogorgeousph Instagram to buy!
2. COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad
This is actually one of the very first COSRX products I used. But when I emptied it, I had so many other products to try out which is why I didn’t buy another one. But recently I realized that it did help me a lot back then which is why I got a new tub – and I’m really glad I did!
These are pre-moistened pads that helps exfoliate and clean the skin. The summer heat has been making me really oily and so I’ve been working harder now to make sure that all the excess oil and dirt are cleaned off. And this has been helping!!!
What I love about these pads is that they are so simple yet effective. All you need to do is take one pad and use it to wipe your face – there is no hassle whatsoever. And I just love the feeling after when I feel so clean and light. BEST FEELING EVER.
Here’s a tip though! If you want the tub to last longer, you can consider cutting each pad in half. Because sometimes a whole pad is more than enough! So why not double the amount you have? 😏
3. Sulwhasoo Clarifying Mask
This is my go-to peel off mask right now. Yes, I know. Pretty pricey. But guys, THE TUBE IS HUGE. It’ll last me a loooong time!! And so I wouldn’t worry much about the price – but more of the effect 😉
And the effect is beautiful!!!!! This is a simple mask. It’s ingredients – Solomon’s Seal, Japanese Honeysuckle & Honey make this mask relaxing, calming and clarifying. They work to clear the skin and keep it hydrated and plump.
Everytime I feel like my skin is having a bad day or is tired, I put this mask on and I feel so much better. The scent really helps too!!! It’s a simple peel-off mask that reminds me that even on bad days, we girls still have our beauty products 😉
I bought mine in Althea cause it was on sale! Go check it out!!!
4. Hello Gorgeous Caffeine Eye Serum
Who here loves coffee????? 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 I am a big coffee drinker. I drink coffee A LOT (but I haven’t been recently cause of my acid reflux problem UGH) anyway, when I saw this eye serum, I just had to get it!!!!
Just so you guys know, I still use my skinfood salmon eye cream!!!! This is just for my dark circles and puffy under eyes.
First of all, I love the scent. It smells like pure coffee. Wonderful. And when I roll it under my eyes, it doesn’t feel oily at all. It feels more like a pasty serum (it’s not thick though) but I feel the super duper tiny grains of coffee and so after rolling it under my eyes, I usually use my finger to further rub it in (but not too much!!!!)
I love this because it complements my eye cream! I was so afraid this was going to dry the skin under my eyes cause my skin I super dry to begin with but IT DIDNT. In fact, it helped my eyes become less puffy. I sleep really late and so that’s a really big problem BUT thanks to my new little weapon – I don’t need to worry about looking like a zombie!!!
Again, if you guys want to try some of these cute AND affordable beauty products, just check out their site or their Instagram page!
5. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
You can never go wrong with Mario Badescu! I mean, even Kylie Jenner uses this brand and specifically this product.
Acne has always been my problem and so it’s great to have a little medicine here and there. This is my favorite acne fighter!!! The pink drying lotion!!!
It’s powder and liquid in one bottle. Okay, important note: DO NOT SHAKE. It’s not supposed to be mixed. The two are supposed to be completely separated and that’s what makes it work. It’s mostly alcohol and salicylic acid! You dip your cotton bud into the alcohol part until it reaches the bottom and then take it back out. Make sure it’s pink (just saying hahaha)
I love how this product works for me. Whenever I apply to my pimples, it stings a bit (clearly killing the bacteria) and then dries it up. And then tadaaaa the pimple heals quickly right after!!!
It’s a bit pricey for a small bottle but trust me, that’s a LOT of product right there. It’ll be more than enough for you!
You can buy this product in Rustan’s!!! They sell other Mario Badescu products there as well 🙂
6. Tosowoong Dr. Troubex Daily Soothing Treatment
I loveeee my masks 👌🏻 Recently though, I’ve been looking for a mask to help with my troubled skin. I heard great things about this mask and so I decided to buy 3! And I finished them all… in the span of a week. Because I LOVED IT.
This mask has one ingredient in particular which I like – Centella Asiatica Extract! I’ve been using this ingredient in different products for a while and it’s been helping my skin a lot. Mainly in calming it down and helping it heal.
I love using face mask and so it’s great to find one that really suits your needs! It helps cause instead of doing your whole routine, you can just face mask (especially during lazy days hehe) and so isn’t that great???? 😏
I bought mine on BeautyMNL!!! Go check it out!!!
7. Heimish All Clean Balm
Check out my latest review of it here! ☺️
8. Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil
This is another product I previously raved about! It has a beautiful shade of blue 💙 hahaha but that’s not the only reason why I love it. It helps balance the oil on my skin as well as calm down my flare ups!
Check out my latest review of it here!!!
Well that’s it for my April loves: Skincare!!!! Next up: Makeup!!!! Get ready to see some of my favorite makeup products that I’ve been loving! ❤️
Also, stay tuned for more makeup looks & #ootds coming your way soon 😉
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