After 2 ranting posts, I’m starting to feel like an old lady, not to mention I’m probably boring you guys. So to redeem my youth (ha!), I’m going to share with you some of my favorite skin care products.
St. Ives Apricot Scrub (Renew and Firm)
My friend recommended the scrub to me a while ago, but when I got to the school shop, I realized there were several variations of this popular apricot scrub. In the end, I chose the Renew and Firm, not because I’m old, but because it contained alpha hydroxy, which helps with cellular renewal. I used it that night, and I couldn’t believe how soft my skin felt. Amazing, but be sure to use gentle/mild lotion after use because it can make your skin sensitive. But OMG, my skin is so soft now! I can’t stop touching it :D
Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Cleanser
I use this face wash every night, and it keeps my face pimple free. Sometimes I use a different cleanser or I get lazy at night, and a pimple might pop up to say hello. I use this again, and it makes the pimple go away. Yay.
Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
My pimple blaster! I use this twice a day after washing my face on the tough little zit, and it usually goes away in 24 hours without leaving any scars or marks. It stings a bit because I tend to play my pimples (ok, so I’m weird), but I’d like to think that the pain means the product is working :P
Shiseido Anessa Perfect Sparkle Sunscreen
Unfortunately, I don’t think you can buy this in North American departments stores or Sephora. I like this because it works as a primer and contains tiny pearly molecules that give my skin a dewy glow. Even though it’s SPF 50/PA+++, it doesn’t make my face oily like the American sunscreens do, and it actually keeps my face from getting tanned.
This is one of those Asian things. Basically, the mask comes in individual packages instead of a tube or jar, and inside each package is a paper mask soaked in serum/lotion. If anything, these are my no.1 HG skin products. In desperate times, when my skin is dry, dull, and rough, I use these babies every night after I wash and tone my face, for a week, non-stop. After a week, my face is glowing, soft, and hydrated. Seriously. But because they’re so awesome, these don’t come cheap. You can buy them at SASA at about $1 per sheet. I got mine from Taiwan for about $0.25/sheet, and I brought back 400 sheets when I went back last summer. Nyahaha Seriously though, this stuff is amazing.
If you’re hoping for more, well, this is the part where you’re going to be disappointed. Unfortunately, I still haven’t found my HG lotion or toner yet. At best the products I use now are “meh”, but they’re not something I’d buy again.
What are your HG products, and why?