Are you suffered from acne? Damaged skin barrier? Wanting to have healthy skin? I have been there! I know what it’s like to not want to see yourself in the mirror. I created these products to help my skin get better. I hope it can help yours too! Give You Skincare™ a chance to help you get there!
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Cosdna ingredients analysis for Clarifying Glow Serum™: http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_315d245154.html
Instructions for use: To get the best out of the glow serum it is best to apply right after your hydrating toner step while skin is still damp. It is so important with skincare to be consistent! To get the best results I recommend to use the serum twice a day for at least 28 days in a row. That recommendation goes for all kind of skincare products not just this serum. Our skin need at least 28 days to turnover. Please don’t expect overnight miracle. Especially with acne, patience and consistent are the key.
Steps: Cleanser, acid toner, pH dependent treatment if use (acid, vitamin C etc.), wait time if use treatment product, hydrating toner, clarifying glow serum, additional serum if desired, facial oil, sunscreen (for day time)
Clarifying Glow™ Serum Ingredients: The serum contains 5% of niacinamide and 2% alpha arbutin and lot and lot of calming and brightening extracts.
Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Rosa Damscena (Rose) Flower hydrosol, Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract), Niacinamide, Squalane, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Blossom Extract, N-Acetyl Glucosamine, Lactobacillus/lemon peel ferment extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Morus Nigra Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Sodium Lactate, Alpha Arbutin, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Rosa Canina (rosehip) Seed Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Chlorelleth-20, Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Gluconolactone, Benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, Pelargonium graveolens oil, Cucumis sativus oil, Sclerotium Gum.
Aloe Barbadensis Juice and Rose hydrosol: used for their soothing properties.
Centella Asiatica: You know me: I have a soft spot for Centella. So of course I had to include it. Centella has been used for a long time to help heal wounds and treat eczema. Studies have shown that the main constituents of Centella- Asiatic acid, madecassic acid, and asiaticoside- help increase collagen production and improve skin strength.
Licorice: soothing, anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory. Contains liquiritin and isoliquertine so it might help brighten the skin.
Willow Bark Extract: antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial. It contains natural salicylic acid-like properties so you can get the benefits of BHA without the irritation. It has gentle exfoliation properties to help skin cell turnover.
Niacinamide: Niacinamide is the active form of vitamin B3. It has been shown to be safe and non-irritating, help stimulate collagen synthesis, and reduce the damage of aged and photodamaged skin.
N-acetylglucosamine: It’s found in our skin. It helps increase collagen production, and increases moisture and elasticity of the skin. It also has been shown to speed up wound healing. Studies have shown that when NAG is combined with niacinamide, it will increase its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation. Studies also show that it can help increase the production of hyaluronic acid in our skin, thereby improving skin hydration. NAG has exfoliating properties similar to AHA and BHA but without the irritation so it’s good for sensitive and rosacea skin.
Squalane oil: Another love of mine. Super lightweight yet stable oil. Naturally found in our skin’s sebum, it lubricates and protects our skin.
Daisy Flower Extract: helps even out skin tone, reduces dark spots, anti-inflammatory.
Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract: astringent, skin lightening, antibacterial, antioxidant.
Morus Nigra Leaf Extract: skin lightening, possible inhibits melanin production.
Panthenol: anti-inflammation, increases stratum corneum hydration and reduces TEWL.
Sodium lactate: a great humectant, helps retain moisture
Lemon peel ferment extract: antioxidant, anti tyrosinase to inhibit melanogenesis therefore helps lighten skin.
Alpha Arbutin: helps block epidermal melanin synthesis, skin lightener, evens skin tone on all skin types, helps minimizes liver spots, much safer than hydroquinone.
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract: anti inflammatory, cell regenerating.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract: anti inflammatory, antioxidants, protects against UVB damage.
Sea buckthorn oil: It’s non-staining despite the bright orange color! It scavenges for free radicals and helps cells regenerate. Lots of antioxidant properties that help fight wrinkles and soothe irritated skin.
Rosehip seed CO2: high in linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, which is great for acne. Helps cells regenerate and heals scars.
Cucumis sativus seed oil: well, you know cucumber is great for skin! Need I say more? Lots of phytosterols help our skin strengthen its barrier. Helps revitalize skin; great for acne, eczema, psoriasis…
Pelargonium graveolens oil: excellent for congested, oily, combination skin. It helps balance gland secretion. It also helps tone and tighten skin tissue. Can help treat dermatitis, eczema, and acne. It has wound healing abilities with cell regenerating properties. Don’t you love the scent of geranium? It’s one of the top oils for treating depression, soothing anxiety, reducing stress, helping improve your self-esteem and balancing your moods. May help in balancing your hormones also.
Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate: Skin conditioning and preservatives properties.
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate: skin conditioning.
- My serum does contain honeysuckle. Honeysuckle does contain chemicals that are similar to synthetic parabens; their molecular structures are similar to each other. I’m not making any claims or statements here. You just have to decide for yourself. But keep in mind that many plants including licorice, black cohost, red clover,chasteberry, ginseng etc. do have some estrogenic activities. Also, many studies have shown that parabens are safe. I chose not to use products containing synthetic parabens because I noticed my skin tends to be irritated when I use them. It itches and becomes red.
- With the continuous use of my serum, I have less breakouts now. The hormonal ones are smaller in size, not as red and angry as before. The spots go away faster. They dry up and fall off on their own. I don’t have to squeeze them lol. My overall skin tone is much brighter. My sunspots are lighter. As with any skincare products, what works for me might not work for you. We are all unique! I put a lot of thought into the formulation of this serum and went through so many trials and errors. I truly hope it works for you!
Hydrating Glow™ Facial Oil Ingredients: Aleurites moluccans (Kukui nut) oil, Adansonia digitate (Baobab) oil, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) oil,Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) fruit oil, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus(Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegrante) Seed oil, Psidium guajava (guava) seed oil, Squalane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (and) Tocopheryl Acetate (and) Ubiquinone, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Rosa Canina (rosehip) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Chamomilla Recutita (chamomile) Flower Extract, Curcuma Xanthorrhiza Root Extract, EO blend of Santalum album (sandalwood), Citrus x aurantium (neroli), Helichrysum italicum(Imortelle), Litsea cubeba (Litsea), Pelargonium graveolens (Geraniums), Cucumis sativus (cucumberseed), Cucumissativus (Ylang Ylang), Aniba rosaeodora (Rosewood),Daucus carota (Carrot seed), Cymbopogon martinii(Palmarosa), Pogostemon cablin (patchouli)
Aleurites moluccans (Kukui nut) oil: High in linoleic and alpha linolenic especially good for acne prone skin, light, readily to be absorb by skin
Adansonia digitata (Baobab) oil: “The Tree of Life”. Balancing in oleic and linolenic fatty acids. Contains vitamins E, A, F and sterols. Light absorbs quickly and stable
Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower oil): high in linolenic fatty acids so good for acne skin and a great oil for moisturizing.
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: an oil-soluble Vitamin C ester which is very stable. It has been shown to stimulate collagen production and brightening skin by inhibiting melanogenesis, promoting an even skin tone. This is different from the water soluble ascorbic acid form of vitamin C. It won’t irritate your skin. Hydrating Glow Facial Oil contains 10% of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.
Sea Buckthorn berry oil: It has been shown that berry oil is more beneficial for external while seed oil is for internal consumption. High in beta carotene, rich in vitamins A, B1, B12, C, E, K, and P; flavonoids, lycopene, carotenoids, and phytosterols. It has free radical scavenger and tissue regenerative properties.
VacciniumAngustifolium (Blueberry) Seed Oil: A well balance of linolenic (omega 3), linoleic (omega 6), oleic (omega 9) fatty acids, fast absorption, helps hydrate and sooth skin.
Rubus Idaeus(Raspberry) Seed Oil: abundant of fatty acids, free radical scavenger, and antioxidants.
Vaccinium Macrocarpon(Cranberry) Seed Oil: a well balance of omega 3,6,9 fatty acids, rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. Stable, light, absorb fast, high in tocopherols, tocotrienols, phytosterols and phospholipids and Vitamin A.
Punica Granatum (Pomegrante) Seed oil: high in punicic acid, anti-inflammation, radical scavenger, helps repair skin.
Psidium guajava (guava) seed oil: high in linoleic acid excellent for acne, acne scars.
Squalane: light, stable, naturally found in our sebum.
Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10): antioxidant, free radical scavenger. May protect Kerotinocyte our skin cells from oxidative damage from the sun.
Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract: antioxidant rich, anti inflammation, high in omega 3
Rosa Canina (rosehip) Seed Extract: excellent for scars
Chamomilla Recutita (chamomile) Flower Extract: anti- inflammatory, calming, and soothing
Curcuma Xanthorrhiza Root Extract (Javanese Turmeric): anti inflammatory, calm and soothing properties
Blend of Essential Oils: Calming, anti inflammatory, good for skin, mind, and spirit.
Santalum album (sandalwood)
Citrus x aurantium (neroli)
Litsea cubeba (Litsea)
Pelargonium graveolens (Geraniums)
Cucumis sativus (cucumber seed)
Cucumissativus (Ylang Ylang)
Aniba rosaeodora (Rosewood)
Daucus carota (Carrot seed)
Pogostemon cablin (patchouli)
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