THOUGHTFUL MISFIT

by Tienlyn Jacobson

BEAUTY REVIEW: WHAT I'M USING RIGHT NOW

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One of my favorite things to do is to talk beauty with friends. Our conversations aren't exactly the same type of content that I usually post here, but we share so much information that I thought it might be cool to start a series to share what I'm currently using in my everyday beauty routine and why I love them. 

See below for what products I'm currently using, what I'm using them for, and why I love them (or why I don't). 

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ALGENIST GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum: 

This is one of those products you look forward to applying - not just because it feels super luxurious when you apply it, but also because you know what it's going to do for you. I tend to hyper-pigment in certain areas - especially around the eyes (thanks mom) and this serum works super well to help fade my hyper-pigmentation - it also has helped with fine lines and wrinkles and protects from free radicals. It's the first thing I apply after washing my face in the morning and one of the things I look forward to almost as much as coffee...  If you're looking for a product that does any of the below, this one seriously works. 

FIGHTS: Fine lines and wrinkles / Pigmentation and discoloration / Free Radicals

BOOSTS: Overall smoother complexion / A radiant glow

AMARTÉ WONDER CREAM:  I've only heard good things about peptides and have been a longtime fan of retinol - and this product has both! The thing I love about this product is that somehow, it tackles my top 4 concerns: pigmentation, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and staying away from products that don't contribute to moisturizing. Because of the retinol, I only apply this at night - and I often do every other night as my facialist recently told me that with retinol, you don't have to apply it every day for it to continuously work. Oh and bonus - it's bio-organic! FIGHTS: Fine lines and wrinkles / Acne / Pigmentation / Clogged Pores BOOSTS: Smooth skin / Even skin / Moisture

AMARTÉ WONDER CREAM: 

I've only heard good things about peptides and have been a longtime fan of retinol - and this product has both! The thing I love about this product is that somehow, it tackles my top 4 concerns: pigmentation, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and staying away from products that don't contribute to moisturizing. Because of the retinol, I only apply this at night - and I often do every other night as my facialist recently told me that with retinol, you don't have to apply it every day for it to continuously work. Oh and bonus - it's bio-organic!

FIGHTS: Fine lines and wrinkles / Acne / Pigmentation / Clogged Pores

BOOSTS: Smooth skin / Even skin / Moisture

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COSMEDIX Purity Detox Scrub (currently out of stock) but available HERE

I'm a detox junkie (oxymoron right there) and I love that this scrub exfoliates in more than one way. Physically, it feels like a true, gentle scrub. But it also has salicylic acid to help exfoliate and tighten your pores - which is why I like to gently scrub for about 1-2 minutes before washing off. I use it 2-3 times a week after my Clarisonic (more on this soon) - usually in the evening. It really helps prep my skin for everything else and I've noticed a big difference in preventing my skin from being congested - huge bonus! And FYI - COSMEDIX is one of those brands where every product is consistently good. I've used them for years and have no intention of stopping... 

FIGHTS: Anti-aging/ Acne / Congested Skin

BOOSTS: Skin texture / Effectiveness of all products used after / Smoothness

xx,

Tienlyn

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