Skin Update and Current skincare products

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


Hello! So today, we are not doing any gift guide post. Instead, I just wanted to share some skin update and the current products I am using on my skincare routine. Maybe, you can find something that you'd like to try!

In the last couple of years that I have been here in the US, I always have problems during the winter season because it's when my breakouts are THE WORST. You can see some photos of how bad it was in my post here. They eventually stopped, especially this year. But the breakouts definitely left visible marks on my face.

This was taken in November 2019

Gladly, I found products that actually worked for me. I still get pimples/acne especially during "that time of the month" but it's not as worst as before.

This was both taken in June 2020 

So here are my staples:

Good Molecules Clarify and Cleanse Bar - it's not a secret that this is actually my favorite product from this brand. I love how gentle it is but so effective in clearing up my skin. I use this morning and night as the first step of my skincare routine. So far, I am on my third bar.

Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner - this is another favorite and I was actually on my second bottle since I discovered this brand. I love that it's alcohol-free and fragrance-free too! It's very refreshing and helps brightens my skin tone and reduced the appearance of my pores. I typically used this morning and night too but will occasionally use an essence in the morning in replacement  (or beside) for using this.

Fres Beauty Black Tea Firming Eye Serum - this is my go-to eye cream in the morning as it gives a firming look effect on my eyes.

Fresh Beauty Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Cream - this eye cream is my go-to at night. It has more of a rich and creamy texture but is lightweight and does a good job in giving your undereye some luminosity. 

Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment and Stubborn Marks PM Treatment - this bundle was sent to me for reviewing purposes and I actually liked it so I am trying to finish them up. It helps me keep my breakouts at bay and also helps in lightening my pimple marks. Obviously, I use the AM treatment in the morning (up to two times a day) and the PM treatment at night.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream - I love the soft texture of this cream and how it leaves my skin hydrated and soft. Since I am using acne products that tend to make the skin drier, this moisturizer is perfect. It's lightweight and non-sticky too! I use this morning and night but will also occasionally use other moisturizers.

Innisfree Daily UV Defense Sunscreen -  I love this water-based sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 36 because it's lightweight and provides hydration to my skin plus it doesn't leave a white cast behind. I alternate this with Innisfree Matte Priming UV Shield Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 37 whenever I wear makeup. It's a great primer and sunscreen in one!

Fresh Beauty Rose Petal-Soft Lip Cream - I love the subtle rose scent of this lip cream and it makes my lips soft and supple. I love using it in the morning.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask - this is a great lip mask to leave overnight as it locks moisture and gives you softer and refreshed lips in the morning.

As I grow older, I try to keep my skincare routine as simple as possible. But if I want to be extra or changed things up a bit, here are the products I add to my routine:

PixiBeauty Glow Tonic - it's another favorite and I alternate this toner with the Good Molecules one. Although I prefer using the brightening toner as of the moment to lighten up my pimple marks, I love using this glow tonic if my skin needs extra cleanse, especially when I wear makeup during the day, because this toner can deeply clean pores.

T'else Kombucha Teatox Essence
- I love using this refreshing essence in the morning in replacement (or beside) of my regular toner. I love the calming scent of it that gives me a wake-me-up feeling.

Pop Beauty Lit AF Essence - I recently received this and currently loving it too! It's a gel-essence that gives me a lift-me-up feeling with its energizing scent. It is a great source of hydration.

Sugar Wonder Drops Lip Primer - such a great primer for the lips! I use this every time I wanted to wear lipsticks, especially matte ones because it makes my lips smooth to easily apply lipsticks.

Sheet Masks - I use them for additional skin refreshment and hydration. I am particularly enjoying the Molequle and Avajar Masks. They make my skin soft, hydrated, and refreshed while taking care of my pores and brightening my skin.

Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches nothing beats hydrogel eye patches and these are working great for me. When I had a rough night or wasn't able to get a good night's sleep, this is my go-to eye patch since it can brighten, hydrate, and reduce puffiness around the eyes in just 10 minutes. I am now on my second container.

Hime Sama LED face mask - when I wanted to be really extra, I wear my multifunction LED face mask that can help in collagen production, whitening, calming, tightening, and smoothing the skin and also helps in redness, acne, and pigmentation.

And of course, beautiful skin comes from within too! Here are some of the supplements I am currently taking:

310 Nutrition Collagen Powder - I was kindly gifted this Collagen Powder and this was actually my second pack. Collagen is known to help support bone and joint health and also strengthen hair and nails and promote skin elasticity.  I love mixing it with my smoothies!

Hum Nutrition Supplements - these supplements were also gifted to me and I am taking them daily. I have the Daily Cleanse that helps cleanse your skin and body by getting rid of toxins that can cause breakouts and improves skin clarity. I also have the Skin Squad  Pre+Probiotic that helps nurture the gut and clear skin and supports an even complexion. They also sent me the OMG! Omega the Great supports even skin tone and a healthy heart, brain, and body by providing omega 3 fatty acids for skin healing benefits that in turn helps brightens and evens the skin tone.

And with all that being said, here's how my skin looks like now:

It is still far from perfect but it definitely improved a lot! I am still deciding if I am gonna changed up my skincare products this colder season. I will update you all soon if I do!

Did you see any favorites from the products I mentioned above? If not, what products are you most excited to try? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. That LED mask looks like something out of Star Wars and sounds effective!

  2. Your skin transformation is sooo good! Does the bar leave your skin feeling tight at all afterwards? I haven't used facial bars in forever because I never could find one that didn't leave that feeling on my face.