[Review] Review of products I used in my first year of skincare!

Hello! So 2020 was the year I finally really got into skincare, and especially AB skincare. My skin type is oily-combination and I mostly struggle with dehydration and CCs. I live in a tropical country, so it’s summer and hot/humid all year long, so most of the products I used were lightweight and focused on hydration and soothing. This review will be (almost) all of the skincare I tried this year, hopefully it is informative enough and can be beneficial!

PURITO Defence Barrier pH Cleanser: Gel cleanser with a pH of 5.5, contains tea tree (you can kind of smell it), centella and royal jelly. It’s a viscous, slightly runny thick clear gel that lathers but does not foam. I don’t know why though this broke me out :( My skin did not feel tight at all, but I think it does not cleanse enough so instead left a stubborn trail off CCs along my cheek, and after months I am still trying to heal from it. Heard really good things about it but maybe not for me :( 2/5 WNRP

Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA+BHA Mild Exfoliating Face Wash: Tried this in an attempt to help my CCs since I can’t find other SA face washes where I live. Thick, white paste that lathers and does not foam that much. Honestly don’t think it exfoliates at all since it’s wash off, and the packaging indicates there is only 0.98% AHA (glycolic acid), and the BHA (salicylic acid) is even lower in the ingredients list. It’s a bit stripping, and although it did not break me out, it did not do anything either. 2/5 WNRP

Senka Perfect Whip Facial Cleansing Foam: This was the cleanser I used before going into skincare. I heard it has high pH, and even though my face never felt tight it does always make that squeaky sound after cleansing if you rub your hands on your face? Haha. This foams a lot and the foam does keep up for a long time. Definitely does not recommend for sensitive skin, as it could be overly stripping, but since it does not break me out, I will have to keep using it until I find a better cleanser. 2.5/5 WRP

COSRX One Step Original Clear Pad: This was first exfoliating pad. It contains willowbark water (a form of BHA), tea tree and betaine salicylate. The pads are textured with slightly raised dots so it physically exfoliates as well. It contains 70 sheets so sometimes I stick a few around my face and leave them like a sheet mask. It definitely helped a bit with managing breakouts and a bit on skin texture, though there is no huge difference as i

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[Routine Help] My fave cleanser has been discontinued!

I just found out my favourite cleanser (The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser from Ole Henriksen) is discontinued. Looking for recommendations on a new cleanser. I have combo skin, not super sensitive. Hoping for something similar.

It was a foaming cleanser, highlighted ingredients are: red african tea extract, Ascorbic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Calcium Ascorbate, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sulfite, Limonene.

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Review of many Bonajour Products

• There aren’t that many reviews of products by Bonajour online so I decided to make a review post. All of the products were purchased from Amazon through the official Bonajour seller.

(Obviously not sponsored)

1.) Coconut Oil Body Moisturizer (300 ML)

  • Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Olivate, Pinus Densiflora Extract, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Glyceryl Oleate, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Arginine, Carbomer, Fragrance, 1,2-Hexanediol

  • Review: I’ve repurchased this body lotion multiple times already. The scent is so heavenly and it feels so good on my body. This moisturizer is lightweight but moisturizing. 5/5

2.) Sensitive Skin Body Wash (500 ML)

  • Ingredients: Water, Disodium cocoamphodiacetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Propanediol, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Sodium chloride, Glycerin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosmary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Octyldodecanol, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Tocopherol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Betaine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene glycol

  • Review: I love this body wash, I’ve purchased it 2 times and it lasts for a while too (even with daily use). It has a relaxing smell and it lathers well. I put this body wash on a Salux washcloth and the body wash doesn’t dry out my skin. 5/5

3.) Mugwort Cream Calming Mask (1.9 fl. oz)

  • Ingredients: Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract(32.20%), Water, Kaolin, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bentonite, Sorbitan Olivate, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Apium Graveolens (Celery)Ex
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📅︎ Jun 09 2020
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Costco find, is it good: SHISEIDO WASO Beauty Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask

I just about to order Laneige sleeping mask from and then found the SHISEIDO on Costco.com for a better value. I’d like more moisture/seal in product after tretinoin. Any feedback on ingredients?

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Alginate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearyl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1 (Ci 42090).

SHISEIDO WASO sleeping mask:


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[Routine Help] Do any of these products interfere with each other?

Hi! I just put together a routine using stuff I have at home and some stuff I ordered online. Do any of these products interfere with each other?

I’m concerned because i believe that i’ve read in this sub that it’s not good to mix benzyl with salicylic acid. The Basiderm cleanser i have at home contains benzyl and the The ordinary AHA BHA serum i ordered contains salicylic acid. Is this bad? Thanks in advance

Skintype Combination A little bit dry on the jawline and some acne in the t zone


  • Basiderm Oil Control Foam WashAqua, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Glycerin, PEG-75, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Geraniol, Hydrocycitronellal, Linalool, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Sodium Benzoate, Zinc Gluconate, Parfum

  • The ordinary more molecules Caffeine solution 5% + EGCG Aqua (Water), Caffeine, Propanediol, Glycerin, Maltodextrin, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Urea, Tocophersolan, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Poloxamer 235, Poloxamer 338, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

  • CeraVe Moisturizing creamAqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Petrolatum, Potassium Phosphate, Ceramide Np, Ceramide Ap, Ceramide Eop, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cholesterol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Edta, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tocopherol, Phytosphingosine, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin

  • Garnier Ambre SolaireSensitive Advanced Super UV Fluid(Can’t find the ingredient list anywhere online)


  • Basiderm Oil Control Foam WashAqua, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Glycerin, PEG-75, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Geraniol, Hydrocycitronellal, Linalool, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Sodium Benzoate, Zinc Gluconate, Parfum

  • CeraVe Moisturizing creamAqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Petrolatum, Potassium Phosphate, Ceramide Np, Ceramide Ap, Ceramide Eop, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cholesterol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Edta, Dipotassium Phosphate,

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[Review] Bunch of First Cleanser Reviews ~ ♪

Hello! Reviewing some sunscreen/makeup removers today.


My skin type: Sensitive, very dry (Actives: tretinoin microsphere 0.04%, AHA/BHA peel)

I Wear: Heavy-duty, waterproof sunscreen on the daily, on makeup days - heavy-duty waterproof makeup, especially waterproof eye makeup that is difficult to remove. I have hooded lids (full Korean).

Fragrance is not a deal-breaker for me in wash-off products, although I am wearier of essential oils than I am of synthetic fragrance. Will be bolding main fragrance ingredients.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser


Cost: 8 oz - $24 (Ulta)

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Coconut Alcohol, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Glycerin, Carbomer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Amyris Balsamifera (Amyris) Bark Oil, Bulnesia Sarmientoi Wood (Vera Wood) Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Sweet Scented Geranium) Flower Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Ormenis Multicaulis (Wild Moroccon Chamomile) Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Fd&C Yellow No. 5 (Ci 19140).

Texture: A pale yellow, milky, lightly foaming cleanser of medium thickness.

Efficacy: Acceptable as a one-step travel cleanser. Pretty good at removing sunscreen and makeup if you take the time to massage it in. Felt like a godsend before being completely spoiled by AB first cleansers. That was when I thought a little bit of waterproof mascara being left over giving me slight raccoon eyes when I woke up in the morning was "acceptable" and "as good as it's gonna get".

Sensitive Skin Friendly: No. Has gentle surfactants but it also has TWELVE different essential oils. One of which is endangered and need active conservation according to Wikipedia, which I personally don't feel comfortable using:

>Bulnesia sarmientoi was listed as [endangered](https://en.wik

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[Guide] Hwahae Rankings: Top 30 Essence/Ampoule/Serum (06/28/2019) PART ONE

Hwahae. It's a review/ranking app for Koreans for beauty-related things. I'm making some top 10-20s for each category for those of you guys who cannot read Korean or don't use the app. Thanks!

Ingredients from various websites, double checked with ones from Hwahae, or typed straight from Hwahae.

1. [BEPLAIN] Cicaful Ampoule - 4.34/5 (3,174 Reviews)

30ml/29,000 KRW

Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Polyglycerin-3, Pentylene Glycol, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyalutonate, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacilius/Rice Ferment, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Xantham Gum, 1,2 Hexanediol, Ethyhexylglycerin.

The few reviews I have read for this say that it absorbs fast, is pretty soothing, and some people state that it really helped their acne. The expectation seems to be that it's supposedly very good for acne prone skin. There are pictures of someone with pretty bad acne showing before and after pictures of their acne going away. (Korean skin care is more geared toward CALMING & SOOTHING acne than to go to war with it with drying treatments and whatnot. I guess because a large component of acne is inflammation?)

Some people said it doesn't seem to do anything for them, sensitive types seems to like it a lot, that it absorbs quickly. They like that it's unfragranced. Some VERY oily types said they feel like their skin is a little bit more oilier when they use it and that it doesn't absorb well for them. It may be really popular due to Director Pi suggesting it as the #1 soothing ampoule in her recent video. I see Director Pi's name pop up quite a lot in reviews in general.


2. [BADSKIN] Collagen BOMB Hydrating Ampoule - 4.28/5 (5,002 Reviews)

400ml/24,000 KRW (400ml ampoule??!)

Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Water, 1,2 Hexanediol, Trehalose, Carylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Propanediol, Brassica Olearacea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Extract, Betaine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) L

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[Routine Help] Suggestions for my routine?

Hi! I am new to skincare AND new to Reddit, so please let me know if I accidentally missed some rules! I feel very overwhelmed by all the information about skincare and would love to get some guidance.

I am f 27, if that matters, and I think I have dehydrated combination skin. I live in Germany and I am vegan, so please only suggest vegan and cruelty-free products/companies if you give tips. Thank you in advance!!

I basically do the same thing in the morning and the evening (+ sunscreen in the am if I go out) I included the ingredients since the German brands might not be well-known here.

Cleanser: Alverde Aqua Hydro Waschgel Meeresalge (Aqua, Alcohol, Glycerin, Coco-Clucoside, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, XanthanGum, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Hydrolyzed Algin, Maris Aqua, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Algin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Alcohol, Parfum, Linalool.

Kind-of Toner: Ayurvedic Rose Water (Genuine rose hydrolat, water)

Oil: Khadi Ayurvedic Face & Body Oil Pink Lotus (Oryza Sativa Oil, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Rubia Cordifolia, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Ficus Benghalensis, Lavandula Angustifolia Essential Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cabana Odorata, Mimosa Pudica, Cedrus Deodara Essential Oil, Azadirachta Indica Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Geraniol, Farnesol, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin)

Moisturizer (since two weeks): Bio Végane Skinfood Bio Papya 24H AHA Pflege (Aqua, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Olivate, Squalane, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Coconut Alkanes, Sorbitan Olivate, glycerin, lactic acid, plukenetia volubilis seed oil, hydrogenated olive oil, olea europaea fruit oil, sodium hyaluronate, aloe Barbadensis Leaf juice powder, olea europaea oil unsaponifiables, carica papaya fruit extract, ginkgo biloba leaf Extract, bisabolol, Citric acid, tartaric acid, gluconic acid, ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, sodium hydroxide, propanediol, sclerotium gum, Parfum, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Eugenol, Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Potassium Sorbate, Gellan Gum, Tocopheryl, Caprylic/Caprice Triglyceride)

Sunscreen: Sundance 50+ (Aqua, Octocrylene, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamine Hydro

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📅︎ Jul 23 2020
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Singaporean "J-Beauty and K-Beauty" Brands - Worth a go?

Hey guys,

I've been looking into Singaporean beauty brands that are made in Japan/Korean. In particular, Rooki Beauty and Sigi Skin have caught my eye! They seem to be relatively new and I love how other countries are getting into "J-beauty" and "K-Beauty" influenced products (like Glow Recipe and Peach & Lily in the US).

Rooki Beauty is made in Japan and I really love their focus on superfoods! I'm definitely looking at the Green Paste Masque. Sigiskin is made in Korea and their new Dew Potion sounds good!

Rooki Green Paste Masque Ingredients:

>Glycerin, Water, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Fruit Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala (Kale) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Matcha) Leaf Powder, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Xanthan Gum, Cyclodextrin, Dimaltosyl Cyclodextrin, Maltose, Maltosyl Cyclodextrin, Phenoxyethanol

Sigiskin Dew Potion Ingredients:

> Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water , Butylene Glycol (Aqua 3G), Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract (Baikal Skullcap), Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Panthenol, Pantolactone, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Betaine, Betaine,

But at the steep price point, do you guys think the brands are worth a try?

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Shea Moisture does not help my hair

Hi again, I have some improvement (less breakage, more healthy in general) since my last post here. I tried co-wash using the following products, only the Nature's Gate give me softer hair. My hair type: asian straight (1A), low porosity, thin in diameter.

Looking at the ingredient list below, does my hair not like shea butter and coconut oil? I really hate that Shea Moisture's products leave my hair quite stiff and lump together after conditioning.

Should I *still* try other Shea Moisture products designed for type 1A (african black soap clarifying conditioner, african black soap bamboo charcoal deep balancing conditioner, 100% virgin coconut oil daily hydration conditioner, cannabis & ginseng lush length conditioner, african water mint & ginger detox & refresh hair & scalp conditioner)?

What do you think I can try to improve the look of my hair? Do I need protein to make it looks even more healthy and shine?

Thanks for your help!

Edit: looking at the replies below it seems that porosity > hair type when it comes to selecting the right products (ingredients), no?

Nature's Gate, Conditioner, Aloe Vera & Macadamia Oil, For Dry Hair/Sensitive Scalp, 18 fl oz (532 ml)

Water, stearyl alcohol, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, benzyl alcohol, stearalkonium chloride, panthenol, sclerotium gum, hydrolyzed quinoa, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil, macadamia ternifolia (macadamia) seed oil, tocopherol, ascorbic acid, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, persea gratissima (avocado) fruit extract, viola tricolor (pansy) extract, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, ascorbyl palmitate, potassium sorbate, sodium hydroxide, citric acid, fragrance*.

Conclusion: softer hair!


Water, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*仫, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Oil, V
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[Product Question] Product with blend of facial oils VS just one?

Hi was hoping to hear some opinions on this product.

So basically I've been using pure jojoba oil after my moisturiser at night as I have dry skin (I'm finishing a low-dose course of accutane).

I've run out and was going to repurchase the jojoba oil however I've been gifted a sort of "beauty elixir" oil product which contains a mix of different oils together.

I'm a bit wary of using the product because I'm worried how my skin will react to ingredients I haven't used before and wondering if it looks good to try or if I should just stick with the jojoba oil?

For reference my skin is still very sensitive and to clogging despite the accutane.

Thanks everyone, here is the ingredient list.

Organic – Helianthus Annus (Sunflower)Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*,Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*,Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond)Oil*, Simmondsia Chiensis (Jojoba) See Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa(Carrot) Seed Oil*, Rosa Canina Fruit (Rosehip) Oil*,Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) st Grade Essential Oil Certified Organic),Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E 50%) and Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

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Don't Sleep on This Product!

So, I'm a big ingredient reader, and I don't care what a product is marketed to do, if the ingredients suit me for something else, I'mma buy it, and use it.

I found the protective styles(Jojoba and Uucuba Butter) line by Sheamoisture at my local walmart, and y'all, the ingredients in the detangler are FAB, and it works PHENOMENALLY as a leave in, better than Knot Today, with a similar consistency!(my fav for leave ins) AND IT SMELLS LIKE CARROT CAKE. yummm.

I feel like since this specific line isn't super promoted, or marketed for other uses, too many people are gonna miss out on this potential HG. (Also, people hate walmart, which I totally do too.) But it's slowly being sold elsewhere like most exclusive collections!

It makes my curls bounce with life, and they are softer than I've ever had with a leave in by itself. I feel like it would work for a variety of textures too because of that unique consistency.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin (Vegetable), Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentimonium Methosulfate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Virola Sebifera Nut Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Pathenol, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend)

Have any of y'all tried? Do you hate store exclusive products? Do y'all have any products you use unconventionally? I wanna know, I love tips!

PS: There's also another leave in/detangler (in the kids line) releasing soon with Avocado, Blueberry & Marshmellow root that I'm probably gonna drop my coins on as well, because again, total product junkie, and ingredients slave.

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[Routine Help] Regimen feedback - worse than before I started?

Hey, so I'm a male in my early 30s and I've only just started getting into skincare. I've been at it for a month. I know this isn't long but my results so far have been a little discouraging. The people I ask tell me that maybe it's a lack of sleep, a bad diet, lack of water, or that I need to see a derma.

I want to believe it's purging but it could be the products I use. My plan is to stick to it for another month and then maybe start from scratch with the basics (cleanser, moisturiser) and slowly introduce the serums and acids and stuff afterwards. Yes, I know, that's how I should've started. But I figured I could start it all at once.

The frustrating part is that my skin seemed to be better before I even was using any products. Again, I hope this is just purging. So, here's my routine. I recently was able to acquire a sample of Vitamin C from a friend. Another friend was telling me that I should find something to "dry out" my face, like tea tree, or a physical exfoliator to address whiteheads... that my AHA/BHA peel might not be enough since it's chemical. Anyway, here it is.

• Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
• The Ordinary Buffet
• The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
• The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + Ha
• Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++

AM (Vitamin C) - Just started on this
• Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
• Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum
• The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + Ha
• Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++

PM - I only retinoid when I feel like I can take it; new to it, maybe used it a total of three times over a month
• Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
• The Ordinary Buffet
• The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
• The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion
• The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + Ha

PM (exfoliation) - Also only use when I feel my face can take it, might've used 3-4 times the whole month.
• The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
• Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
• The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
• The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + Ha

So, I really did my research before getting all this stuff and I was virtually living on INCIdecoder trying to cover all the bases in terms of superstar actives. My skin is combinati

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Kiehl's Damage Repairing & Rehydrating conditioner vs Elizavecca CER-100 - anyone ever used both to compare?

Their descriptions say they do similar things, so I'm wondering if they're comparable.

Elizavecca CER-100 ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, PEG-14M, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Gelatin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurarate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Caramel, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance

Kiehl's Conditioner ingredients:


Thanks for your help!

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👤︎ u/Noodles14
📅︎ May 14 2019
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What's in Monat?

All right I did it. So here's all the crap they're putting in their "Revive" shampoo. And I'm not one to be all "Oooh! Spooky chems!" but for a company that screams MODERN NATURE!!! and PURE INGREDIENTS!!! every other page on their website there sure is a lot of shit in their shampoo.

Just so you know, you're buying shiney, smelly bubbles when you buy this shit... and it's costing you $35.00 fucking dollars. I could buy a year's worth of Suave for the same amount of money (by the way, Suave has an awesome ingredients page for each of their products.)

Anyway, here's the breakdown of what's in this trite bullshit called Monat Revive Shampoo:

Water, anti-static stuff, foaming agent, adhesive, foaming surfactant, cleanser, more anti-static stuff, even more anti-static stuff, cleanser again, EVEN MORE anti-static, pea extract, skin protectant,

(this is a stupid list of plants that were squeezed for oils) clover extract, meadowfoam seed oil, mustard seed oil, camellia seed oil, tomato see oil, carrot seed oil, lemon peel oil, lime oil, bergamot fruit oil, Baobab seed oil, buriti fruit oil, coconut oil, gardenia extract, drumstick tree seed oil, pequi fruit oil, sunflower seed oil,

solvant/denaturant, synthetic Vitamin E, basically a blood thinner, acid... the kind used in chemical peels, thinner, pearlescent thickening agent/foamer, MOAR FOAM!, really long name for EVEN MOOOAR FOAMMMM, thickening-anti-static-FOAM-booster, sigh foam, thickener, silicone, emulsifying agent, preservative, pH adjuster, vague reference to fragrance, surfactant, fragrant preservative, anti-dandrufff smelly stuff, fragrance again.

EDIT: Here's the original ingredients list directly from their website. Water (Aqua),Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl Decylglucosides Chloride, Polyquaternium-11, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Adansonia Digitata Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Fl

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What are the ingredients in this shampoo that work so well in my kids' hair?

I have three kiddos, two school-aged boys with extremely coarse hair and one two-year-old with medium-fine, extremely curly (think: Shirley Temple) hair. There was a baby shampoo product we used to use that made the boys' coarse hair quite soft. I thought we had run out of that shampoo, but yesterday I found an unfinished bottle which I tried in my daughter's hair tonight. Brushing her hair, there was a 100% difference -- not only very soft, but almost no tangles, even though I use leave-in conditioner and co-wash frequently.

I'm hoping to find a comparable shampoo that I don't have to order online on the regular, so I'm trying to figure out what the particular ingredient(s) is/are that's working such wonders.

This is the ingredient list that is working great:

>Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin or Tangerine) Peel Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Capryl Hydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol (Naturally Derived Preservative), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (ORGANIC), Ginkgo Biloba (ORGANIC) Extract, Calendula Officinalis (ORGANIC Marigold) Flower Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Prunus Domestica Fruit (Plum) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid (Naturally Derived)

This is the conditioner I was using on my daughter which is, apparently, only okay:

>Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*♥, Glyceryl Caprylate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Sodium lsostearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend)

Any thoughts?

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[Product Question] Ayele and Co Sunscreen vs Black Girl Sunscreen

So I haven't worn sunscreen in almost a year because of sorting out what causes my CC's.

But I've interested in these two sunscreens because of the minimal ingredients and there aren't any fatty alcohols and butylene glycol and excessive fragrance and don't have any white cast according to reviews. I'm torn, so which seems like a better choice?

Ayele & Co SPF 45

Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 8%, Octinoxate 4.5%, Octisalate 5%, Guava
Inactive Ingredients:
Isododecane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Mica, Red Algae.

Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

Avobenzone: 3%
 Homosalate: 10%
 Octisalate: 5%
 Octocrylene: 2.75%

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylphthalimide, Carbomer, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Isopropylphthalimide, Lecithin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitan Oleate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water.

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[routine help] Favorite moisturizer has been discontinued, looking for suggestions!

My favorite moisturizer, Everyone Face Moisturizer, had been discontinued. It's the only product I've used that adds moisture without breaking me out.

Skin type: dry, acne prone, hormonal acne

Products I've tried that broke me out: CeraVe in the tub, rosehip oil, La Roche- Posay Anthelios 60

Everyone Face Moisturizer ingredients: Purified water, orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, vegetable glycerin, cetearyl glucoside, sorbitan olivate, organic argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, cetyl palmitate, sorbitan palmitate, cetyl esters, glyceryl stearate, stearyl alcohol, hydrolyzed quinoa protein, cetyl alcohol, panthenol, oat beta glucan, sodium hyaluronate, saccharomyces/xylinum/black tea ferment, EO organic herbal blend [organic aloe barbadensis leaf, organic chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, organic calendula officinalis flower extract, organic camelia sinensis leaf extract], mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, organic theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, allantoin, centella asiatica extract, essential oil blend [citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, anthemis nobilis flower oil, cananga odorata flower oil, foeniculum vulgare (fennel) oil], glycine soja (soybean) oil , daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, beta-carotene, organic olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, tocopherol, sclerotium gum, xanthan gum, sodium phytate, dimethicone, hydroxyethylcellulose, phenoxyethanol, ethyhexylglycerin

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[PSA] Possible dupes for Sunday Riley's face oils!

Here are some possible dupes for Luna and Juno face oils by Sunday Riley, by a company called Geneva Naturals. They are $33 on the main site, but I found them both on Amazon for $24.99. The ingredients for each of them are VERY similar to Luna and Juno respectively. I haven't directly compared them, since I don't have Luna or Juno, but the two "dupe" oils are really moisturizing and haven't broken me out yet.

First set:

  • Geneva Naturals, Anti-Aging Cellular Face Oil ingredients: Limnatnthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Chardonnay Grape) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil.

  • Sunday Riley, Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil ingredients: Rubus Fruticosus (Cold Pressed Blackberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Cold Pressed Blueberry) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Cold Pressed Chardonnay Grape Seed Oil) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cold Pressed Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Cold Pressed Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Cold Pressed Wild Carrot) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Cold Pressed Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italic (Cold Pressed Broccoli) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil.

Here are the two others:

  • Geneva Naturals, Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil: Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Oil, Eriocephalus Punctulatus (Cape Chamomile) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil

  • Sunday Riley, Luna Sleeping Night Oil: Persea Gratissima (Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Organic, Cold Pressed Concord Grape) Seed Oil, Rubus Fruticosus (Cold Pressed Blackberry) See

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Which face oil would you choose?

I recently ran out of my favourite face oil (Nude ProGenius) and don't feel like spending 60 quid on my face this month. In the past I used the Kiehl's midnight recovery but it didn't compare and i started to suspect it of being a source of mild breakouts. I have birchbox points to spend and narrowed it to two face oils. Judging on ingredients list, which one would you choose?

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil


Balance Me Radiance Face Oil

Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Vitis vinifera (grape seed) oil, Aleurites moluccana (kukui) nut oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Rosa canina (rosehip) fruit oil, Mauritia flexuosa (buriti) oil, Moringa oleifera (moringa) seed oil, Camellia oleifera (camellia) oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile), Styrax benzoin (benzoin), Achillea millefolium (yarrow), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol

I am looking for a moisturize boost and perhaps something that will help to even out my skin tone. I got used to having an oil in my routine and now that I don't use it I feel I am missing it and my skin got drier again. My skin type is dry but break out prone. Thanks!

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[routine help] birthday skin !

i've been contemplating and over thinking this post for far too long now, i'm new to SCA and i have plenty of unrelated questions but i didn't want to spam the community, so for now i've decided to focus on this topic. i know i've procrastinated far too long but my birthday is next week and its my goal to start a skincare routine by then and to have the best skin i can have by then. here's my issues:

i'm a 16 (soon to be 17) year old girl without a job and living in a low income family. i've been on SCA long enough to know that good skincare isnt cheap, i don't have the money to but a $15 cleanser. idk why but i've been hesitant about starting a SCR probably because i'm fearful i'll do it wrong or the purging & potential for a product not agreeing with me will be too much to handle. i have a lot of new mini kits that i got for christmas and i thought i'd ask for your guy's reviews on these products (because i haven't seen anyone post on most of these yet) and your recommendations for me on creating a routine with what i currently have instead of going out and buying some the the HG products of this community.

first, here's some history of my skin: i've known about skincare since i was about 11 from watching yt, before that i had did nothing but let water hit my face in the shower. at first i went to walmart and target trying any product that interested me and was cheap. i never stuck to a routine and to this day i've never consecutively washed my face for more than 5 days. the good news is in the last couple of years i've been educating myself more and watching out for certain ingredients and staying away from harmful products. i know i probably sound crazy to you all but i've never even used sunscreen. thankfully, it seems as if i'm crazy blessed because i've never had bad skin issues or a lot of acne, in the last 2 years though my skin has been the worst i've seen it, i don't really know how to rate it because sometimes i look at my skin and think "ah its not that bad it's practically clear" and other times, especially when i'm wearing makeup or in good lighting i'm thinking "goodness, my skin is awful". my main issue are blackheads on my nose, texture all over my face especially on my forehead (but pretty much unnoticeable unless you're up close or in good/dim lighting), whiteheads on my chin, and a few persistent zits on my cheeks and a few others that pop up here and there.

now to the products. i'm going to list all of the products i've accu

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Question about duping products

Hi everyone, Thank You all so much for answering my questions.
I am wondering when you decide to dupe a product what is your deciding factor as to whether it's something you will dupe vs. just continue to buy?

I want to dupe Juice Beauty treatment oil and it has a mile long list so I'm not sure if it's worth trying. But the cost for 1 oz is 38 - 45 dollars and I really like it.

I'm thinking about researching each of it's ingredients to determine if the ingredient is worth keeping and perhaps explorer creating a stripped down version of it. The first 8 ingredients are oils. None which I have on hand so I may experiment to see if any oil I actually do have , has similar properties.

Here is the list of ingredients in order of which they are listed by the manufacture. Is the tocopherol being used as a preservative and is it enough?

Helianthus Annuus ( Sunflower Seed Oil), Olea Europaea ( Olive Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil), Linum Usitatissimum ( Linseed Oil), Borago Officinalis (Borage Seed Oil), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Vaccinium Macrocarpon ( Cranberry Seed Oil), Vinis Vitifera (Grape Seed Oil), Botanical Extracts Of Olea Europaea ( Olive Leaf Extract), Calendula Officinalis ( Marigold Flower Extract), Chamomilla Recutita ( Matricaria Flower Extract), Daucus Carota Sativa ( Carrot Root Extract), Geranium Maculatum ( Spotted Cranesbill Flower Extract) , Helichrysum Stoechas ( Eternal Flower Extract), Melissa Officinalis ( Lemon Balm Leaf Extract), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pelargonium Graveolens ( Geranium) Citrus Aurantium ( Petitgrain) Pure Essential Oils.

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📰︎ r/DIYBeauty
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Can anyone critique this Zinc sunscreen? Brand name: Biosolis [Product Question] [Sun Care]

Hello everyone!

Could anyone help me decide if this Biosolis sunscreen I've been using it a legitimately good formula? Or suggest something better? I'm living in France, have very oily, acne-prone skin. Chemical sunscreens break me out and burn my eyes. I was looking for a physical sunscreen that doesn't rely on nanos because: a. Yes, the controversy worries me and b. I've read that nano zinc is just not as effective against UVA, which is my primary concern.

Started using Biosolis about a month ago. It's not bad, and seems to keep me moisturised and doesn't break me out. Does it seem legit? Any other recommendations perhaps? I'm not opposed to ordering online if something is HG level.

>INCI: Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Aloe Barbadensis gel, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Coconut Alkanes, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Propanediol, Pongamia Glabra (Karanja) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Aluminum hydroxyde, Sodium Chloride, Brassica Campestris ( Rapeseed ) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa(Carrot)Root Extract/ Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Alumina , Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Lactic Acid, Tocopherol.

>Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERTT Standard available at: >http://cosmetiques.ecocert.com

>99% of the total ingredients are from natural origin

>25.70% of the total ingredients are from organic farming**


Thank you!!!

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👤︎ u/deskrabbit
📅︎ Sep 05 2017
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Do some people need sulfates for their hair type?

I switched to an SLS free shampoo (say yes to carrots) about two years ago. I used their conditioner as well, and for a while, it made my hair nice and soft.

Then all of a sudden, my hair started to get extremely dry and tangled all the time. I am talking self dread locking, small animal around the nape of my neck tangled. I first chalked it up to being winter and my jacket/scarf being the culprit, but as we moved into and through summer, same problem.

I started changing conditioners, trying different ones, but nothing seemed to help. I tried protien treatments and that seemed to help. Then I realized, it was not the protien treatment that was helping but the aphogee shampoo for damaged hair which had SLS in it.

I have been experimenting with this theory and it appears that whenever I shampoo with the aphogee and my regular conditioner its fine. If I use the SLS free shampoos I have, tangled, dry mess. I am thinking that the more natural shampoos just dont cut it (literally), I think there is junk left on my hair, which means that the moisture from my conditioner isn't penetrating in there and also that junk likes to stick to junk, causing tangling.

Is there any rhyme to my reason or am I totally off base here? Is there another ingredient that may be causing this?

Apogee ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Oleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Panthenol, Fragrance, Lecithin, Polyquaternium-10, Hydrolyzed Whole Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Cocyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Butyl Stearate, Oleoyl Sarcosinate, Sesame Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, FD&C Red #40.

SY2C Shampoo ingredients: Water (Aqua), Lauryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Juice, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Maris Aqua, Maris Limus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Calendula Officinalis Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Lees Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium So

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I'll take the hair mask behind Door Number Three! Any of these masks worth saving or should they go out with the rest of my bathroom junk?

As you may have guessed from the title, I'm cleaning out my bathroom and getting rid of the products I don't use, but there may be a second chance in store for one of these lucky bachelors (ahem, hair masks).

My hair:

Fine 2a, medium density, idek porosity (here's my strands-in-the-water test, what does it all mean?), down to my boobs but going to be cut to just above shoulder length soon. Dry but getting better with continued use of my routine below (we've been going strong for about 3 months). Used to have some problems with flakes until I figured out to rinse more thoroughly when co-washing. My hair can look a little dull at times, but it enjoys being tossed over my shoulder at wine tastings, being put up while perusing local bookstores, and getting braided while watching Orphan Black or So You Think You Can Dance.

My routine (links have ingredients):

Co-wash with Suave Naturals shea & almond every 3ish days with about 5 drops of lavender oil. Wash with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo at most every 2 weeks, but mostly just when my hair is feeling jank. Use Batiste Dry Shampoo for dark hair as needed between co-washes, usually just a couple spritzes. After showering whether I washed or not, I add a couple spritzes each of It's a Ten and OGX Renewing Weightless Healing Dry Oil when my hair is about 65-75% dry and let it finish air drying. I brush with a boar hair brush before the shower, and I don't touch it when I get out of the shower and use my fingers when working in my leave-ins. When styling it I usually use my fingers and sometimes a plastic comb.

Let's play the dating game:

Bachelor No. 1 - Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Mask for Hair. Ingredients: Aqua, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, amodimethicone, trideceth-12, cetrimonium chloride, panthenol, persea gratissima (avacado) oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olea europea (olive) oil, hydrolyzed silk p

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Newb here: Is this henna cream bad for my hair?

As I said, I'm a newb. I'm thinking about using some henna cream that I found at Whole Foods, but I wanted to check with you guys to make sure I'm not missing anything that's actually harmful for my hair. I don't see any ingredients that sound bad to me, but I was wondering if you guys could help me out. For background, I have frizzy/ poofy medium brown hair. I'm not really happy with how my hair is right now, so I've been trying to work on getting it healthier and was also thinking about using henna to make it a little darker without (hopefully) doing any damage. I currently use sulfate-free shampoo and avoid -cones in my conditioner.
Thanks for your help! :)

Here is the ingredients list:
Deionized Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol Methyl Ether, Genipa Americana (Genipap) extract, Cetrearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Orbignya Oleifera (Babaçú) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol (and) Dehidroacetic Acid, Glycerin, Hydroxythylcellulose, Essential Oils (Rose, Ylang Ylang, Jasmin and Sandalo), Achillea Millefolium (Aquiléia) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Extract, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Extract, Chamomila Recutita (Camomila) Extract, Corylus Rostrata (Avelã) Seed Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Leaf Extract, Malphigia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Malva) Extract, Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Fruit Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract and Ziziphus Joaseiro (Juá) Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Citrate. Pigmentos (may contain, deppending on the product shade): HC Yellow 2, HC Yellow 4, HC Yellow 5, HC Red 1, HC Red 3, HC Blue 2, Disperse Violet 1, Disperse Black 9, 3 - Nitro - p – Hydrovyethylaminophenol, 6 - Chloro - 4 - Nitro - 2 – Aminophenol.

Here is a link to the product if that helps.

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[Product Question] Really, how bad is fragrance? Found a face product I like, should i ditch it cause of its floral smell?

Found a moisturizer with with sunscreen that I really like! It's TREE HUT Protecting Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, ingredients listed below:

Actives: Avobenzone 2%, Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 2%, Oxybenzone 4%.

Inactives: Water, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, Trideceth-10, Carbomer, Fragrance, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional, Benzyl Salicylate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium EDTA.

The ingredients I'm concerned about are: Fragrance, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional, & Benzyl Salicylate

They're at the bottom of the list, so should i be concerned? I used the product on my face all day today, and experienced no irritation/redness at all. There's definitely a floral smell when I apply it, it's noticeable and fades after a bit, but it's not strong.

Should I continue to use this product? I know fragrance gets a really bad rap & I don't want to continue using a product that might damage my skin in the long run (even though my skin seems to be liking it right now).

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👤︎ u/TPYogi
📅︎ Mar 11 2017
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Dupe for Valhalla’s Botanical Face & Body Cream

Hey my dudes and dudesses!

As the title says I’m looking for a face cream/moisturizer similar to Valhalla’s Botanical Face & Body Cream. This stuff had been my HG but after all the controversy around the brand I’d rather not buy from them anymore.

The ingredients listed on their site are: Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Camellia sinensis (White Tea) extract., Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic, Rosemary Oleoresin

Do you guys have some ideas?

Thanks in advance! <3

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👤︎ u/-Sativa-
📅︎ Mar 27 2019
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Could This Be a Beard Oil Alternate or Substitute?

Has anyone tried using this Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Treatment on their beards?

I realize its not "beard oil" in the terms we're accustomed to, but is this a viable alternate or substitute for those who may have ready access to their local pharmacy or drug store's hair care sections.

What might be the upside or downsides to using this product on a beard, either alone or in combination with another product?

I'd be curious to hear some discussion or arguments for or against either in this thread or on IRC (see side bar for Beard Chat).


TZ 🍁

> Edit: Ingredients off the Product Box: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed OIl, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Biotin, Tocopheryl Acetate.

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📰︎ r/beards
📅︎ Jan 31 2015
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Tangles with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention

I recently switched to sulfate-free by trying out Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention. I thought it would be too much for my oily scalp, but it's actually been pretty nice. My scalp feels clean, there's no build-up (so far), and it's not any more oily than it normally gets. My hair in general looks nice and shiny and seems to be drying straighter (naturally, it has a very slight wave).

However, I am noticing that my hair feels kind of tangled. It was apparent after the very first use. They aren't big tangles, but I can't run my fingers through my hair smoothly. There's always a small tangle here and there. Normally, I never ever have this issue. I've used a protein-heavy shampoo in the past (though only once a week) and even that never gave me such tangles that SM did from just one use.

Looking at the ingredients, I'm not sure what might be the issue. I have medium, slightly coarse hair that is definitely sensitive to protein. The way my hair feels makes me think it's protein, but I use protein rarely and I'm not sure what might be the issue in this product. I have used coconut-derived surfactants with no issues in the past.

  • (Shampoo) Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside(Coconut Oil), African Butyrospermum Parkii (shea Butter)*, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Argan Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Rosemary Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Vitamin E, Guar Gum, Lonicera Capifloium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Avacado Oil

  • (Conditioner) Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii ( Shea Butter), Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) Avocado Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil

By the way, if the issue is protein, how do I remove it? Do I have to clarify and then moisturize? Today, I used the SM shampoo but skipped the conditioner for a different, definitely protein-free product, and my hair is still a bit tangle-y. I'm not sure if it's because I used the SM shampoo or if I need to remove the (possible) protein from my hair first.

Thank you!

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👤︎ u/haircareqs
📅︎ Mar 04 2016
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[product question] Is the glycolic acid % in the ordinary 30% aha peel over 20%?

Here are the ingredients:

Glycolic Acid, Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Daucus Carota Sativa Extract, Propanediol, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan gum, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

The salicylic acid content is also listed as 2% and the other alpha hydroxy acids in this peel are listed after this. Does this mean these are each less than 2% concentration, making this nearly entirely glycolic acid?

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📅︎ Feb 24 2018
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Isitbullshit: Monat

my mother recently purchased me a bottle of MONAT shampoo, and told me about how its supposed to do all this magical mumbo jumbo to your hair. i checked out the website, and there were a few red flags i noticed, specifically the ridiculous usage of the word "detox" and several other large words i didnt understand. i did a google search and found many conflicting reviews. some swore by the stuff while others reported hair loss or hair damage from it.

the only other information i found was its ingredient list(taken from its official website):

>Water (Aqua), Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl Decylglucosides Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Adansonia Digitata Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Dextran, Citric Acid, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Propanediol, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Hydroxypropylphosphate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Lauramide MIPA, Sodium Hydroxypropylphosphate Laurylglucoside Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Benzoic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol.

it all seems very fishy to me, but i dont know enough about this to call bullshit or not. so is it bullshit?

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📅︎ Jan 18 2018
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skin darkening, advice please

my face is getting darker on cheeks , and near the eyebrows. from searching in this sub, i found people have recommended vitamin c serum, so i looked for it and most of the serums i found had "Phenoxyethanol" which is "bad".
the only serum i found so far is "InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum" it has these
"Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glycerin*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ferulic Acid, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Laminaria Digitata (Algae) Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum*, Pentylene Glycol*, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. *Naturally Derived""

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👤︎ u/BRock4848
📅︎ Apr 18 2017
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[product question] where can I check if an oil is occlusive? Googling isn't very helpful for lesser used oils. I'm looking at Sunday Riley Juno oil.

I would like to use something occlusive in my night routine. I know some oils are occlusive but where can I check to be sure? I want to make sure I don't need to supplement with another product.

ETA: the ingredients for Juno are:

Juno Organic Superfood Seed Oil Blend [Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Chardonnay Grape) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Wild Carrot) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil], Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil

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👤︎ u/kd2186
📅︎ Apr 04 2016
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Does Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner contain protein?

Hi guys, I'm trying to go protein free and bought Shea Moisture's Moisture Retention shampoo and restorative conditioner. Do these contain protein and if so, which ingredient? I read the label throughly and didn't see anything that appeared to be protein but I keep seeing comments online and on Reddit that say they contain protein. Thank you 😊

Here are the ingredients for the shampoo:

Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside(Coconut Oil), African Butyrospermum Parkii (shea Butter)*, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Argan Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Rosemary Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Vitamin E, Guar Gum, Lonicera Capifloium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Avocado Oil *Certified Organic Ingredients.

Is it the vitamin E??

Conditioner: Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii ( Shea Butter), Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) Avocado Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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