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#BeautyBlog – My Day-time Skincare Routine

I’m so excited to create this post.  I am in love with skincare, and experimenting; that might even be an understatement.

First: Coffee.  Don’t mind my ruined British Virgin Islands mug, D put it in the dishwasher -.- that’s a story for another time though.

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Day-time Products Include:

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Osmosis Brand “DIM” Supplement $25-$26 – Mine happens to be Osmosis brand, but DIM stands for diindolylmethane.  I’ll stick to calling it DIM for sanity purposes.  Anyhow this ingestable tablet is taken once or twice per day and is composed of cruciferous veggies (green veggies: broccoli, brussel sprouts, and all of the other good ones I don’t eat regularly enough).  In my experiences it has effectively helped clear my acne, especially that around my chin and nose.  My bottle is completely empty and I need to order more; when I do, I believe I’ll be purchasing a brand from Amazon to save some coin.  If this supplement interests you and you would like to know more, please read here: http://blog.healthybynaturehwc.com/a-super-supplement-for-hormone-balance-dim/

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Osmosis brand “Calm” Vitamin A Serum $78 – I’m honestly thinking of dropping this off of my routine.  It’s supposed to promote cell turnover in the skin and prevent dryness and dullness, but honestly the only difference I’ve been seeing is more acne.  It applies a little thick and eggy for my taste, and it’s just an all around under-performer.  I’ll probably be finishing that one up soon, and will not repurchase.  My esthetician urges patience, but for me, if I don’t see changes in a month, we’re done with that.  Here’s an up close:

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Osmosis Brand “Clear” Activating Mist $26:  This mist is supposed to be mixed with the calm serum, to dilute it a bit, so it is easier to apply.  It is called “Harmonized Water” whatever that means.  I’m pretty certain it’s just distilled water; which isn’t a bad thing to apply to your skin but I’m sure distilled water can be found anywhere at a much cheaper price point than 26 buckaroos for 3.4 fluid ounces. (I’m not even going to bother with an up close of this one)

LAST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: Sunscreen

Osmosis Brand “Protect” SPF 30 – $30 for 1 fluid oz: This product is made of zinc oxide, a physical sun barrier, rather than chemical.  I love the smell of it, it smells like coconuts and a tropical island.  It is a little thick, but overall I really have no complaints.  If you would like to read more on physical skincare barriers vs. chemical, check here: https://www.tatcha.com/tatcha-institute/ingredients-in-sunscreen-chemical-vs-physical-sunscreen/

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A summary of how I feel about my current skin condition:  When I first began using Osmosis products I was SO impressed by the way they made my skin look and feel: glowy, hydrated but not greasy, and most importantly, NO BREAKOUTS.  After a while those conditions slowly declined, until I was back to square one.  To be fair, I was using a handfull of different products back then, but I think I’m over the brand, and I’m interested in trying some new items.

One particular product I’m looking to try: Chanel UV Essentiel – $55 for 1 fl oz

I had a random sample of this, likely from Sephora, it literally lasted me days.  I loved the smell, the ease in which it blended, and most importantly it didn’t make make my skin oily.  There is nothing I despise more in a product than oil promotion; I’m certain most can relate to that.

If you have any products I should try or any reviews of the products I mentioned above, please leave comments below!

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