❣️ giveaway closed ❣️
we’re teaming up with @littlebarnapothecary to give two lucky winners the skincare products they need to keep their skin glowing all year long. one winner will be chosen to receive a set of body products and one winner will be chosen to receive a set of face products just follow the steps below!
1. follow @obsessee and @littlebarnapothecary .
2. like this post.
3. tag 3 friends in the comments below and tell us why you love skincare.
one entry per person. all entries must be submitted by wednesday. january 31, 2018 at 11:59pm pst. users must live in the united states and must make their accounts public for the duration of the giveaway period. we will direct message the winners via instagram dm by thursday, february 1, 2018 at 5pm pst. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
4 weeks ago
🎉 3k giveaway 🎉 a few days ago, i hit another milestone, and wanted to celebrate with a giveaway. ⠀
the prize (👉🏼swipe for closeups)
💆🏻all 6 laneige water pocket sheet masks:
water pocket sheet mask skin relief (soothing)
water pocket sheet mask clear c (nourishing)
water pocket sheet mask sparkling water (brightening)
water pocket sheet mask water bank (moisturizing)
water pocket sheet mask sleeping mask (replenishing)
water pocket sheet mask time freeze (firming)
💋a small makeup pouch, featuring an illustration i created.
🐱3 sheets of my original skincare stickers.
how to enter
⭐️ follow @by.minoue and @laneigeca.
⭐️ like + comment on this photo, telling me something about yourself. it can be anything: what you do for work, the name of your pet, where you live—i’d like to get to know all of you! ⠀
please don't follow me and then unfollow me just for the giveaway. i prefer to have followers who are actually interested in my account and content! ☺️
extra entries (each action is worth one more entry)
💛 regram this post, tag me in the photo, and use the hashtag #byminoue3k (swipe 👉🏼 for static photos)
💜 mention the giveaway in your story and tag @by.minoue to make sure i see it.
🖤 tag three friends in the comments.
🗓 the giveaway ends february 23, 2017 at 23:59 (11:59 p.m.), eastern daylight time.
🌎 the giveaway is open internationally. ⠀
📨 i will select a winner at random from the eligible entries over the weekend of february 24 to 25 and contact the winner immediately through direct message. if the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be drawn.
notes: the sheet masks was graciously provided by @laneigeca. the rest of the prize and international shipping are provided by me. however, i am not responsible for the package once it’s been shipped. this contest is in no way affiliated or endorsed by instagram or facebook.
🚫 no giveaway accounts, please❗️
2 weeks ago
👩🏻🔬 tested the ph of the cetaphil gentle skin cleanser - requested by @rosiemoradi and @hernameisconnie
thank you to everyone who has sent me requests 🙏🏻 please keep them coming!
i love learning about which cleansers you are using and wanting to know the ph of! 🔬✨
💠 cetaphil gentle skin cleanser revealed a ph of 6.50 🤔🙅🏻♀️
wow - i’m shocked!!! 😱
because on the back of the bottle it states that this cleanser is, “ph balanced for effective and gentle cleansing”. additionally, the @bootsuk website says it “cleanses without disturbing the skin’s natural ph balance.” 😳
and not to mention, this is apparently a cleanser that is often recommended by dermatologists?
this prompted me to look into the ingredients list
(i was thinking that i must be missing something here?!)
nope. in fact, the ingredients are even worse than i thought:
aqua/water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, bulylparben, methylparben, propylparben, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol
so - to recap; not one ingredient on that list has any benefit to the skin.
disturbingly, it also contains sls (sodium lauryl sulfate) which is a proven skin irritant. ❗️
i would reference this statement, but there are just too many scientific journals linking sls to skin irritation and dermatitis that i wouldn’t have enough space in this post to type them out! 😵
how absolutely ironic to think that cetaphil is marketed as being “gentle” and suitable for those with dry/sensitive skin. 😱
this would only exacerbate dry and sensitive skin by damaging/disrupting your skin’s acid mantle.
sls coupled with the high ph result of 6.5, means a definite no from me. ⚠️⚠️⚠️
psa: friends don’t let friends use cetaphil cleanser.❗️
what are your thoughts? 💭
- - - why is ph in skincare so important? 🧐 ⬇️see comments below ⬇️
👩🏻🔬 tested the ph of the kiehl’s rare earth deep pore daily cleanser - requested by @queenktjean🔬 . 💠 @kiehls rare earth deep pore daily cleanser revealed a ph of 6.34 🤔🙅🏻♀️
(my ideal range is between 4.5 to 5.5) . i’m not surprised to see such a high ph from this cleanser…
after trying this sample only once - my skin was very tight, dry, and dehydrated. 😣
i cannot believe that the title of this cleanser suggests it can be used “daily”! please don’t use this daily.
in fact, personally, i wouldn’t use this at all. ⚠️
another disappointment with this product was the high amount of alcohol in it (listed 4th out of about 20 ingredients) alcohol as a *main* ingredient in any skincare product is a problem.❗️
let’s talk about alcohol in skincare… .
firstly, not all alcohols are bad. (such as “fatty alcohols”: ie. cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol)
today, i want to talk about the bad alcohols; these are simple alcohols such as ethanol, alcohol denat., ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol etc. 🚫 .
simple alcohols cause moisture-loss on the skin, resulting in dryness (jacobi, o., 1958).
whats more is that alcohol can also play a role in extracting lipids (ie. oils) from your skin’s protective barrier (goldsmith. et al, 1988).👎🏻
while the immediate ‘de-greasing’ and mattifiying effect of alcohols can be appealing to those with oily skin - using products with alcohol as the main ingredient will only make your oily skin worse. 😱
your skin will, in turn, produce more oil in attempt to restore the lipids that make up your skin’s healthy barrier.
alcohol has the potential to affect your skin’s function (by influencing its keratinocytes - the protective cells that make up 90% of your skin’s outermost layer), but it can also affect your skin’s condition (ie. causing rednesss and irritation) (cartner et al., 2017). ⚠️‼️
have you tried this cleanser? what are your thoughts? 💭
what are your thoughts on alcohol in skincare? do you look out for it in your products?
- - - why is ph in skincare so important? 🧐 ⬇️see comments below ⬇️
Lipolax ppc solution advanced
phosphatydil choline 1g 💉experience the new premium product from south korea!
lipo lax an innovative f*t burning therapy based on lipolysis that is simple and effective at diminishing cellulite and excess weight. 💉benefits of application:
1. there is no need for anesthesia
2. the procedure for administering lipo lax is very simple and effective, convenient and, above all, painless;
3. lipo lax dissolves and destroys f*t cells (fat cells are eliminated through sweat and urine);
4. lipo lax is effective against cellulite and, due to the peptide content, makes the skin supple and elastic;
5. lipo lax quickly removes f*t deposits in parts of the body that cannot be reduced with physical exercise or diet;
6. lipo lax guarantees a safe treatment, due to the highest purity of raw materials;
7. maximizes the effectiveness of lipolysis. 💉using lipo lax, you can correct the following areas:
1. chin area
2. f*t deposits in the abdomen, as well as lateral folds
3. reduce the volume of f*t tissue in inner thighs and knees
4. reduce the volume of f*t tissue in the shoulders, back and on the back of the hands
5. contours of the hips and buttocks
💦🌤💦 simple healing routine~ have a couple of insect bites on my nose and cheek which are thankfully not cystic bumps~ supposed to be acid night but my skin was irritated~ the redness is gone now~ ariul tea tree sheetmask not in photo 😅
💦 son&park beauty water~ mildy exfoliating yet leaves skin moist
🌾 naturie hatomugi skin conditioner~ makes my skin eventoned and ready for next steps
🌸 kiku masamune hight moist skin care lotion~ i recently stopped using this to test the beauty water and omg my skin missed this! 😢 a very important step in my routine~ ceramide toner
💥 cosrx one step pimple clear pad~ seriously this one kills any emerging bumps or spots and makes skin glowy too
💧 cosrx one step moisture up pad~ hydration bomb here makes my skin smooth, plump and glowy
🌿 the beauty bakery witch hazel clarifying scrub~ oh man i look forward to bath time with this, i use this 3-4 times a week and my skin is smooth and radiant! i leave this on for 5-10 mins while i shampoo and do other bath stuff and rinse in the shower ahhhh!!! minty vanilla mallow goodness!
🍃 the beauty bakery witch hazel + tea tree antioxidant facial cream~ a little goes a long way! similar texture to the scrub above minus the sugar particles, can leave a white cast probably from the spf, still a very good cream! i also use this at night when i have some redness and i wake up to clearer and brighter skin ✨
Cosrx natural bha skin returning a-sol
formulated with 60% black bee propolis and 1% bha, this toner is designed to prevent further breakouts while soothing and hydrating the applied area.
this lightweight toner treats complex skin issues with a combination of propolis, aha, natural bha, and natural moisturizing ingredients. this formula has properties that can naturally reduce sebum production and clear impurities. .
it’s excellent for combination to oily skin types.