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BEST FACIAL CLEANSING OILS 2017

Cleansing is the basic core routine of any skincare ritual and with an extra deep cleansing oil it is perfected . Cleansing oils have changed the cleansing game for good , the oils not only melt away the makeup with ease but also add back the right moisture while cleansing . Cleansing oils can be directly used or post the usage of a makeup wipe , after the cleansing oil has been washed away, comes the foam wash which we shall talk about in another post. Today i am sharing with you the best cleansing oils that you can buy for your skin type .

BELIF
Cleansing Gel Oil Enriched

This mineral oil free, synthetic fragrance free light gel cleansing oil effortlessly dissolves make-up .Belif cleansing gel oil contains natural Olive and Macadamia oils,Semen Benincasae extracts that deeply cleanse the skin and nourishes it with the antioxidant properties. It also contains sweet flag herb that makes skin silky smooth .

SK-II
Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil

SKII has become a cult brand after the success of the essence ,The cleansing oil from SKII is not far behind . This cleansing oil cleanses and also clears water-proof makeup. It contains wild rose extract and pitera emulsified with water which lifts away all the makeup and leaves skin feeling smooth and fresh .
-Pitera: A blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids that work together to allow the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process to function at its prime, enhancing the renewal of the skin’s outer layer.

TATCHA
Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is rich in oleic acid and is an amazing product for dry skin to normal skin.Cleansing usually hurts dry skin and mature skin but this oil will add moisture while you cleanse and make your skin glow . Camellia oil is an excellent source of vitamins A, B, D, and E and nourishing Omegas 3, 6, and 9. This featherweight botanical oil has been prized in Asia for centuries for its superb moisturizing and antioxidant activity.Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil also contains green tea, rice, and algae which detoxifies skin and leaves it looking radiant .

LANEIGE
Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil

LANEIGE
Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil is perfect for sensitive skin, oily and acne prone skin as it contains virgin coconut oil and soothing mugwort.This oil melts away the most stubborn, long-wearing makeup, minimizing the look of pores. It also contains a blend of aloe, lavender, lemon verbena, chamomile, centella, and marshmallow helps to absorb excess oil, leaving behind a clear cleansed complexion without oily residue.

INNISFREE
Green tea balancing cleansing oil

This cleansing oil from Innisfree is again ideal for all skin types as it is formulated with fresh green tea water squeezed out from organically grown fresh green tea leaves rich in amino acids and minerals that moisturize and brighten skin that’s become dehydrated by cleansing. The best part i love about this brand is all the ingredients used are grown away from a pollution free environment at the Jeju island.

THE FACE SHOP
RICE WATER BRIGHT
Light Cleansing Oil

This is one of my favorite cleansing oils as it is very light and not as oily and is ideal for sensitive skin .Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil is enriched with jojoba oil and doesn’t strip your skin’s moisture . Its also melts away waterproof makeup and adds back moisture each time you cleanse your skin.

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BEST FACE MASKS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN 2017

The skin type that we all dread “Sensitive Acne prone skin” and yet its so difficult to find HG products for this skin type . The issues that this skin type deals with varies from one individual to another ,and so the products must be picked with utmost self observation . The basic care or treatment one can start with is by using a decongestant face mask . This is what The Beautypia has got it covered for you , the best face masks for acne prone skin that will decongest your clogged pores and prevent acne.

T.L.C Sukari Baby facial
This face mask Baby facial is formulated at a pH level of 3.5 – 3.6 with a blend of 25% AHA and 2% BHA including glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric and salicylic acids . This mask may seem harsh with many acids but this is that weekly treatment that can clear up all the gunk underneath your skin debris and unclog clogged pores ,with a balanced pH you don’t have to worry about your skin over drying . DE Baby facial uses an ancient Ayurveda secret for brightening in form of chickpea flour along with antioxidants such as matcha tea, apple fruit and milk thistle to detoxify skin.

ORIGINS CLEAR IMPROVEMENT

This mask is one of my personal favorites. ORIGINS
Clear improvement mask contains Bamboo Charcoal that seeps deep within skin and extracts pore-cloggers which cause acne ,it also contains White China Clay that will detoxify skin and purify the pores. This is one mask that will not sing much but does the task of purifying skin and makes sure you don’t sleep with clogged pores that can cause breakouts .

SKINCEUTICALS
Clarifying Clay Masque

Clarifying clay masque contains kaolin, bentonite blended with high quality earth clays that absorb excess oil and purify skin.The masque is formulated with a blend of malic, lactic, tartaric, citric, and glycolic acids that exfoliate dead skin cells and prevent formation of new acne . The best part with this mask is it will not cause an inflammatory reaction as it contains Aloe and chamomile that calm and soothe the skin.

DECIEM
Flavanone Mud

If you head to their page you can ready a very very fancy description of this Flavanone Mud mask . A very simple descriptive that i am gonna give you here , it is a mud mask that will decongest your skin and leave it hydrated in one line. Flavanone Mud approaches decongestion in three phases ,Purifying Phase,Protective Phase and Responsive Phase . This mask is perfect for a weekly treatment of decongestion that will give you a supreme clean smooth supple feel to skin , the acne will appear less inflamed and calmed .

GLAMGLOW
SUPERMUD® CLEARING TREATMENT

The Glamglow Clearing Treatment is again one of my all time must haves The potent mud formula with Activated-X charcoal refines and purifies the skin to give a glowing complexion . This mud definitely helps in recurring breakouts and can be used as a spot treatment .It has
ACNECIDIC-6™ 4.4% a blend of AHA and BHA acids for clearer-looking skin and powerful flavonoids derived from real pieces of eucalyptus leaf.

PETER THOMAS ROTH THERAPEUTIC SULFUR MASQUE

This sulfur masque has 10% Sulfur as the key ingredient that exfoliates skin’s surface with natural Sulfur that absorbs excess oil and help purify clogged pores,it also contains purifying Kaolin ,Bentonite Clays. The sulfur dries out active acne , clears up and helps prevent acne.The mask also contains Aloe Vera that calms and soothes skin .

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Best moisturizers for Summer 2017

Yes love you need to get a new one !
A different moisturizer must be used for summer , if you really love your skin . The skin texture and sensitivity changes with season and so must our skincare products . A moisturizer is the essential most component of our skincare routine and is one product that you must change this summer along with your spf . Its very important to maintain the pH level of skin as the skin is constantly sweating and has high tendency to breakout in summer, also we need slick moisturiser to avoid makeup meltdown . The following are some amazing oil free moisturizers that will provide perfect hydration minus the oily stickiness that the hot climate triggers in summer.

TATCHA
The water cream

This pot as pretty as it looks has all the goodness packed inside,Tatcha water cream is an oil free moisturizer that that provides skin optimum hydration with the secret of Japanese ingredients working wonders on your skin.
. It contains Japanese wild rose that tightens pores and smooths skin texture; Japanese leopard lily helps control excess oil and purify skin by supporting natural skin turnover; and hadasei-3—an anti-aging trinity of green tea, rice, and algae—restores healthy-looking radiance. The formula imparts a subtle, shine-free glow with a touch of 23-karat gold.

ORIGINS ZERO OIL
Oil free moisturizer with saw palmetto and mint

If you have been suffering with acne or breakouts lately ,this is the moisturizer you have been looking for .This lightweight, oil-free, hydrating lotion with skin-clearing Saw Palmetto, refreshing Mint and pore-minimizing Salicylic Acid instantly reduces shine, refines skin texture and creates a smooth, matte finish .The Salicylic Acid will make sure its working on acne ,saw palmetto shall be controlling excess oil production which reduces shine and can help prevent breakouts.

KATE SOMERVILLE
Oil Free Moisturizer

Kate Somerville has been delivering products that have worked wonders on problematic skin .Formulated without parabens or fragrances, this face moisturizer provides instant hydration and tightens pores for a flawless feel .It contains essential amino acid derivatives that diminish the appearance of fine lines while the algae-Based tighteners help to tone and tighten the appearance of skin.

BOSCIA
Green Tea Oil-free Moisturizer

This moisturizer has the goodness of Japanese green tea that when applied topically reduces sebum production
and inflammation from acne-causing bacteria.Burdock Root provides a matte texture for flawless makeup application
and a complex of algae extracts that protects skin from new damage caused by environmental pollution.

MURAD
Skin Perfecting Lotion

The main concern as the temperature rises is the probability of breakouts increases ,this oil-free moisturizer makes skin smooth while providing hydration and keep blemishes at bay ,it minimizes the appearance of pores, refines texture, and soothes redness and irritation for healthier-looking skin.

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Do facial oils work on acne prone or sensitive skin ?

It all started with a popular belief that oils are amazing for oily skin and acne prone skin as oils moisturize the skin and prevent excess secretion of sebum . I am sure it must be a post just like the one i am writing now that went viral and thus the statement became a belief.
Being a big fan of facial oils , the benefit of any facial oil that is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants are endless . Its a boon for those who can use facial oils and enjoy the results of nature’s liquid gold that will detoxify skin , repress free radical formation , prevent premature aging ,moisturize skin deeply,reduce pigmentation,lighten blemishes and leave a lasting glow.

But its not the same for people with acne prone skin and sensitive skin , the fatty acids present in any of these facial oils are dense and dont breakdown easily, resulting in congested pores ,enlarged pores , formation of white heads , breakouts and cystic acne.
After trying almost every oil in the market , I am almost on the verge of giving up on facials oils for our genre . Josie Maran Argan oil , Virgin coconut oil ,Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil , Sunday Riley Artemis , Rodin ,Clarins Santal Oil , I am only left out with Tatcha’s Camelia Oil and Tarte Maracuja oil. So , watch this space if i happen to find the HG facial oil for sensitive and acne prone skin.

CONCLUDES :-

Its alright if you cannot find “your” holy grail facial oil while all your friends rave about their favorites and benefits , switch to water based moisturizers and oil-free antioxidant serums.

Oils might be very tricky and cause skin congestion for a good 30 days. So, whenever you try an oil for your sensitive skin / Acne prone skin
• Make sure you try it under you chin area for 10 days
• Buy an oil that is plant based which is rich in Linoleic acid
• Avoid nutty oils rich in oleic acid
• Apply oils only 4 days a week
• Use a good cleanser every morning to get rid of any oil deposits
• Avoid using oils twice a day and add it to your PM routine instead.

Hoping to find a oil that is good for sensitive skin and that wont cause breakouts , the hunt is still on.

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This Aqua Bomb is a bomb to die for

So I am finally done with this pot and when I empty a product it definitely works for me … On days when I need extra hydration , especially on my air travels when skin tends to over dry this is what I layer on over my Drunk Elephant hydra gel, no hydration is sufficient when you are travelling .I do a lot of product cycling and this helps the skin to shock each time .

This aqua bomb – the true cream from Belief is everything when it comes to flawless matte gel hydration . Clinically tested to provide up to 26 hours of moisture, this uniquely indulgent formula leaves skin soft, supple, and deeply moisturized. This formula contains a blend of apothecary herbs, including comfrey leaf, a powerful hydrating agent. The cushiony cream format is designed to ‘burst’ when applied, releasing a flood of moisture onto skin, and then absorb completely without stickiness for a healthy, smooth, supple appearance.

So if you have not yet found your dream moisturiser then do give this little bomb from @belifusa to be the one as it is what it promises

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