Posts Tagged ‘Sunday Riley’

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: FREYA!

Sunday, December 16th, 2018
AGE:  43
CITY/STATE:  Brooklyn, NY
PHILOSOPHY: Consistency is key!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Cleanse with Son & Park Beauty Water followed by rinsing with cool water. Neogen Real Cica Pads, Naruko La Creme Face Renewal Miracle Essence (FTE), Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner, Urang True Rose Repair Essence, The Ordinary Buffet with Copper Peptides, Sunday Riley CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, 107 Coreflex Cream, Kopari Save Face Oil, Kicho Moisturizing Sun Cream (SPF), Mascara, & lipgloss.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Micellar water (either Son & Park Beauty Water, CeraVe Hydrating Micellar Water) followed by a double cleanse – DHC Deep Cleansing Oil & Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser, eb5 Exfoliating AHA Cleansing Lotion, or Skin Laundry Hydrating Cream Wash. eb5 Anti-Aging Toner, Pixi Glow Tonic, or By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid Skin Prep Water.  Naruko La Creme Face Renewal Miracle Essence. Hydrating Toner: DHC Mild Lotion, Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner, or Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner. Manyo Factory Bifidalacto Complex or Galactomyces Niacin. Stratia “Rewind” Serum or Abib Hypoderma SP1-2GF Serum & Lancer Advanced Retinol Treatment & either Purito Snail Repair Advanced Serum or LGH Grow Vita Propolis Serum. Swanicoco Bio Ferment Fermentation Snail Care Emulsion, Elizavecca Peptide 3D Fix Shooting Bubble Facial Essence, or Stratia Liquid Gold (mixed with a few drops of Bio Oil). Cream: Iope Super Vital Cream Rich or SkinRX Lab MadeCera Return Cream. Facial Oil: Bio Oil, Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil. Sleeping Mask: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask or Enature Birch Juice Sleeping Pack, and DearPacker Plum Seed Lip Sleeping Mask
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Sunscreen!
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Lip Gloss & Mascara
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT: Abib Hypoderma SP1-2GF Serum & La Mer Moisturizing Cream
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Bio Oil & CeraVe Hydrating Micellar Water & Moisturizing Cream 
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Tok Stick Skincare Device (micro needling tool – once or twice a week followed by a sheet mask)
COMMENTS:  I also make sure to drink at least 65 ounces of water every day, I mask a few times a week (sheet masks & wash-off masks depending on what my skin needs), & I apply SPF every day no matter what (even when I’m not leaving the house!) 

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: JOANNE!

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
AGE:  44
CITY/STATE:  Oakland, CA
PHILOSOPHY: Maintenance is the key!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam, Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, toner (layer Blanc Doux Oligo Hyaluronic Acid 5000 Toner with May Coop Raw Sauce), Urang True Rose Repair Essence, Sioris Bring the Light Into Your Skin Serum, Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum, Earth’s Recipe Moisture Light Cream, Earth’s Recipe Waterful Sun Gel.  Makeup – VDL Lumilayer Primer, Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion #23, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Vol. 2, mascara (various), DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX, lipstick/gloss (various), Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter, and occasionally highlighter (Pixi Sparkle Highlighting Stix-No 1, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter, CLE Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion, etc.)
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm or Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam with the Foreo Luna Fofo, Exfoliate 2x per week (either Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator or GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment), toner (layer Blanc Doux Oligo Hyaluronic Acid 5000 Toner with May Coop Raw Sauce), Urang True Rose Repair Essence, Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum, Sheet Masks (mostly Korean brands), EUI Laboratoire France Vitamin C+E Cream, Sleeping Mask (I have multiple – Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack, Luoki Nordic Glacier Water Sleeping Mask, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask).
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Toners!  I use multiple in my routine.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Mascara and Lip Balm
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  The History of Whoo Hwa Hyun Cream
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Foreo Luna Fofo
COMMENTS:  I love products targeting aging skin, improve skin elasticity, anti-wrinkle, brightening, hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin-tone, and hydration.

CAN PRODUCTS REALLY FREEZE, PLUMP, AND LIFT?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

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When shopping pricey skincare products, its best to be savvy about claims and have realistic expectations.  There are no firming or tightening products whose results can duplicate what one receives from in-office medical procedures such as dermal fillers, Botox, lasers, or cosmetic surgery.  Yet, some products can garner desired  results for a finite amount of time. Harriet Ploeger, Executive Director of Swiss results-driven skincare brand, Instytutum, asserts, “While some cream promise to freeze lines and wrinkles or plump and lift the skin, the effects are simply temporary.”

That is not to say that one will not receive an immediate tightening effect; however, Ploeger warns of the condition of the skin after application.  Typically, the gel-textured product contracts, dehydrating the skin and often causing pilling, like a facial mask.  Denver Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Manish Shah, concurs.  “Almost without exception, when you buy a product claiming to tighten skin, its effects, if any, are due to ingredients such as film-forming agents. Just like the name states, film-forming agents form a film on the skin, and that can make the skin ‘feel’ tighter.” (more…)