Girly: february favorites


Last month I got many new skincare products. For some unknown reason, my skin got extra sensitive at the beginning of the month (red veins, extra dry and bumpy), so I was desperate looking for something to rescue my skin. And these are what I got and I absolutely love them

Favorite skincare products:

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Avene hydrance optimale riche. It’s a thick moisturizer that is designed for sensitive skin that helps dry skin restore its hydrolypidic barrier and maintain its moisture balance. I use a quarter size of it all over my face and neck. For the first few nights, I even apply it twice just to let my skin to soak the moisture.  After few days of use, my skin went back to normal.

Once a week I’ve been using this combo for gentle exfoliation

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dermalogica daily microfoliant: a gentle, Rice-based exfoliating powder that activates upon contact with water that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. I got this as sample a while ago and just started using it. It’s really gentle and even in my sensitive skin it feels really nice.

body shop honey & oat scrub: I’ve been using this on and off for years. I don’t know if it’s effective or not, but really enjoy the smell and feel on the skin.

Two skin ceuticals serums:

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Hydrating b5 gel: it’ known to help with tissue repair, it replenishes nutrients the skin needs to feel smooth and appear younger. This moisture-enhancing gel contains hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to bind moisture to the skin. I’ve been using it every night right after the toner. Combined with the avene moisturizer, it leaves my skin really moisturized and smooth.

C E ferulic: this one has won many awards over the years. It’s a potent antioxidant. It delivers advanced protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen synthesis. Since once you apply it, it stays in the skin for 3 days (you can’t wash it off! how cool is that), I use it every other day. I’ve read a lot of people reviewing it and they swear by it, so I finally decided to try it. So far, it feels good on the skin, whether it prevents aging or not needs more time to be judged.

one more skin serum

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caudalie vinosource serum SOS thirst quenching serum: it’s supposed to continuously captures and diffuse water deep within the skin to restore its moisture balance and leave it feeling soft and fresh. When I don’t use the B5 gel I use this one before the moisturizer. Just one pump is sufficient for the face and neck. I really feel that it goes deeper into the skin and the sensation lasts beyond right after the application. Loving it! 🙂

Favorite makeup items:

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Physicians formula happy booster in Rose

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I forgot about this blush for over a year and I’m so glad I picked it up again. It’s such a lovely pinkish color, it give a very natural pink glow.

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Physicians formula healthy wear SPF 50 powder foundation

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Another old product that I neglected for a while. The coverage is very light so it’s perfect for weekend. I apply a very think layer on top of the moisturizer, some blush and ready to leave the house!

Favorite food: yogavive apple chips

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I’ve been trying at least 1 or 2 new products every week and this is the one that I would repurchase. I wish they’re not so expensive so I can justify having one package everyday.

Favorite youtuber: essiebutton. This girl is from Canada and now lives in London with her bf who she met online. She does beauty reviews and empties videos. I like her because she’s funny, spontaneous, just the next-door kind of girl.

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2 responses to “Girly: february favorites

  1. holy crap that is quite a $$$$$ skincare haul! i’m in the camp of less is more because my skin freaks out if i put too many lotions and potions on it 🙂 i just stick with a milky morning cleanser, spray with a diy rosewater tonique and moisturize. my pm routine is a gel wash then my diy tonique and moisturizer again. if i have a blemish i apply a tumeric-sandalwood paste and that’s it!

  2. Thanks for the reviews Coco! It’s always good to learn about new, effective products!

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