Spend on skincare. Save on make-up.

img_4271img_4251img_4272I know some of you has been asking me to share my skincare routine for a while now.. and i’m sorry it took me soooooooooo long to do this post. I was debating if i should vlog it or blog it. Also i was switching a lot (almost all)  of the stuff i use to Cruelty-Free products. 
Other than the occasional break-out during my monthly visitor, I’ve always had an okay/good skin. For a long time i all used was a drugstore cleanser and a no fragrance moisturizer for normal to oily skin. I never really cared much about skin care products until about (noticing my age) a couple of years ago. Now i’m literally OBSESSED!!!
*fist pumping* COLLAGEN COLLAGEN COLLAGEN!! *fist pumping* LOL!

I didn’t exactly throw away all my stuff and bought only Cruelty-Free products right away. I waited till i finished whatever it is i’m using then i purchased new stuff. I researched a lot of products and i fell in love with Josie Maran. I started using  Josie Maran Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder and Jose Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter . They’re both a little pricey compared to drugstore products i used to use but i really love the everything about it, from what it does to my skin down to the how and what it’s packaged in. I was also using an over night brightening mask from Belif (not cruelty-free). I use collagen, skin tightening, skin lifting, hydrating mask about every other day.

Until Peach & Lily found me and reach out to me. They offered for me to use their products in exchange for a review. I was super excited hearing from them because of my undying LOVEEEEEE for Korean skin care & make-up products!!!! i mean have you seen their skin??!!! O_o They all look like porcelain dolls. lol. Flawless! ❤
I told them ALL about my skin concerns, so that they could recommend the right products for me to use. Which you can also do (  hello@peachandlily.com ) before purchasing anything on their website. It’s a free consultation! (major plus!!!) And..! If you had any reaction from any of the products you’ve purchase, you can return it as long as it is within 30 days of purchase.

I told them that i was concern about everything that comes with aging and that i’ve been using a lot of products that has collagen and promotes skin tightening and skin brightening. I also told them that i think i have a combination skin. I’m oily around my T zone area but a little dry on the side of my nose. Also my skin looks a little red underneath. I have larger pores around my chin area which is prone to having pimple here and there, specially when i’m on my period. Of course i also told them that i was looking for cruelty-free products.

With all those concerns i told them..
They wrote me 3 pages of advice & information about each products they recommend, instruction on when, how, & how often i should use them and what each products will do for my skin. It was really super helpful. I didn’t have any question about the products because they were very detailed about it.
Since i was going to be using new products they advised me to incorporate 1-3 of the new products every few weeks. Which i took very seriously because i didn’t want to break out. They sent me the products in July and its now October. I really wanted to wait a while and use all the products for some time before i write a review.

Below are the list & links of products they’ve recommended and what i’m currently using.

img_4257I use this 2nd cleanser  in the morning and at night too. Yes! two cleanser! It’s good to double cleanse. It also smells really fresh.

img_4254I never really used toners anymore before this one. I just always remembered how the other toners i’ve used before, burns my eyes. So i never looked into buying one. But this one is very gentle. I didn’t realize how important it was to use a toner. It helps to restore your skins pH balance after cleansing. A toner also keeps the skin smooth by removing dead skin cells and help the remaining products in your routine absorb deeper into the skin.

img_4255I use 1-2 drops and i gentle tap it all over my face. Its a little sticky. i wait about a minute or so for it a dry a little before i apple my moisturizer. If it’s a night where i choose to put a mask on with Collagen. i don’t use this after toning.

img_4256Super glad that i found another moisturizer that’s cruelty free. Although i super love Josie Maran face butter, it was on a thicker / heavy side. I only put very little of it specially during the day. But with this Lagom moisturizer, 1 pump goes a long way. It feels really light on my face and the scent is very soft and refreshing.

img_4258I was super excited about this products. I’ve read sooooo many good review about and i really wanted to try it. But when i did, it didn’t work out for me. My face felt super hot and it was super red after using it. I didn’t think it was supposed to be like that. I reached out to Peach and Lily and told them my experience with the peeling gel and they said maybe it was too strong for me and that they would recommend another product.

  • Cremolab Herb Tea Pure Calming Mask

This really helped me out alot. When i used the Mizon Peeling Gel and had a reaction. This mask help my face not feel so hot and and not red anymore. I didn’t know if i was supposed to put something on my face when its irritated but i did anyways and thank goodness it worked. LOL ( there’s no link to this mask because i couldn’t find it on their webiste.)

I didn’t get to take a photo of this one cause i already used it long ago so quick when i saw it said anti-wrinkle. ayyyee!

So is this one. But i’ve provided the link , so you look it up and read about it.

img_4253This is a super fun cleanser! I saw many videos of this of people trying and it out and it really does bubble. It feels super funny and very interesting. I put this just around my nose and mouth and my chin area.

Everything worked well on my skin but one. The Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel, which i was super sad about because i’ve read such good reviews about how effective it is. BUT everyone is different, just because it worked for most people, it doesn’t mean it will work for you. And like what i said earlier, you can return products that doesn’t work for you within 30 days of purchase. 🙂
Also, i looked into the prices of each products, because i wanted to know if it would be too expensive to continue using everything that worked really well on my skin. Luckily they’re all fairly priced. It’s only my collagen that’s a little pricey but hey!!! IT’S COLLAGEN!! I NEED IT! O_O HAHA!  It will cost me more than what i used to use but i believe in “Spend on skincare, Save on make-up.” because when you have good skin, you wouldn’t need much cover up. (Totally not saying that all girls who wears a ton of make up have bad skin.. chill.)

Cruelty-Free Brands from Peach and Lily.
Be The Skin
Lady & Skin
The Lotus
May Coop

If you’re interested on these products. I’ve provided all the link to each item. All the colored words / sentences are clickable links.

I hope you guys find this post helpful. Remember that consistency is KEY! No matter how tired i’m, i make sure to make time do all my skincare routine. 🙂
I would love to hear from you!! Feel free to share with me on the comments below what products you’re currently using, specially if it’s cruelty. I’m still on a hunt for different brands of mask. Also if you have a request of what you want to see/read about next please let me know! 🙂

Lots of love,

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