Retinoids and Vitamin C Serum Inventory 2019

Beauty Inventory | Actives (Vitamin C Serums) + Reviews

Vitamin C Serum Count: 2(same as last year) Thoughts on the last 2 Vitamin C serums I used up — The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F I like the feel and texture of this. It’s oil, but it doesn’t feel greasy. It’s also quite thin. I’m not repurchasing because I don’t know if it did anything for my skin. Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum This is my first ascorbic acid Vitamin C serum. I think it helped even out my skintone and prevented dark marks from forming. It claims to have 10% Vitamin C, 84% Hyaluronic Acid,…

Retinoids and Vitamin C Serum Inventory 2019

Beauty Inventory | Actives (Vitamin A Serums) + Reviews

I’ve been using topical retinoids / Vitamin A serums (e.g. tretinoin, adapalene, and more recently, retinol) for more than a decade now. This whole category of products is my ride or die. I decided to permanently switch to retinol from tretinoin because the latter is so fussy to use. A small deviation on the timing of use or quantity applied can result in flakes and dehydrated skin. You also have to quit at least a week before doing any activity involving a lot of direct sunlight, and when you get back on tretinoin again, back to flake-y skin and skincare…

Morning Skincare Routine – Mid-2017

Save for when I don’t sleep or when I have my period, my skin has been behaving really well. I’ve been trying out different brands and products over the past several years, but I generally stick to the same active ingredients –vitamin c (or its derivatives), retinoids, niacinamide, and spf (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide). Since February, though, I have been sticking to the same products and I noticed I’m no way near getting bored of them. My skin is far from perfect but I think it moved past a plateau, thanks to the new products I switched to. I’m…