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Skincare - Face -No Brand (DIY or homemade) -Spironolactone for Acne

on 8/14/2018 5:29:00 AM


A few months after turning 23 I developed horrendous, painful cyst acne all over my face. Previously I’d have a pimple here or there but this time it didn’t go away and it quickly consumed my life. I went to one dermatologist and they put me on doxycycline and It did nothing. After three months at that derm, my acne got worse and I was getting extremely depressed since i as trying everything, and it was just getting worse. I finally changed up my dermatologist and the first thing the new derm did was put me on this daily. After a solid three months of this daily my acne stopped coming in and what was on my face began to clear up. This is an amazing drug, it changed my life and a full year later my face hasn’t broken out to the extreme I had originally.

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Moisturizers -No Brand (DIY or homemade) -Squalane Oil (Olive Derived)

on 8/10/2018 2:43:00 AM

I was eager to try squalane oil after having read about it. It was not for me.

This review is based off of a sample size. Very thankful i didnt buy the whole thing.

- no improvement in skin texture or tone
- broke me out in white bumps on my chin
- accentuated pores, even in places ive never had accentuated pores before
- didn't feel good

- moisturizing (or oily, depending on how you want to look at it... oil didnt absorb )
- I wouldn't avoid products that contain squalane, but I would avoid just plain squalane on its own

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Treatments (Face) -No Brand (DIY or homemade) -Aloe Vera Plant

on 8/9/2018 11:35:00 PM


I was using this as a serum & makeup primer. I scrape the gel from the leaf & mix it in the blender. Makes for an easier application. Unfortunately, I had to stop due to skin irritation(make sure you patch test!). I'm so bummed because it worked BEAUTIFULLY as a primer. Oddly enough, my scalp doesn't have an issue so I still continue to use it as a hair mask. It always makes my hair so soft & silky.

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Toners -No Brand (DIY or homemade) -Green Tea Tea-Bag Toner

on 8/7/2018 3:35:00 AM


- Amazing results for an amazing price
- calms skin, relieves inflammation
- natural
-see results

- Time consuming. To make the tea, let it cool..... Not something I generally turn to for that reason. Even at night, I sometimes forget to turn to this toner. Which is very unfortunate because it is so good for the skin and I do see beneficial results.

- Highly recommend.
- You can't go wrong (whichever is your preferred method, with however many teabags)

- I keep this as simple as possible. 1 teabag (preferably organic), let it steep for however long until I remember to take it out or follow the instructions on the tea, let it cool completely (almost to the point of it being cold), put on a cotton pad, wipe on face. Or forgo the cotton pad and simply wash over your face.
- Sometimes I use 2 teabags so when they cool, I put them on my eyes for a few minutes

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Skincare - Face -No Brand (DIY or homemade) -Rosehip Seed Oil


One of THE BEST anti-ageing products you can use. Take this from someone who has tried almost every anti-ageing product in existence! Also be aware: the darker the color (orange or red), the better the efficacy of the Rosehip oil which = better results. Some years back, before switching to the anti-ageing serum I currently use - which combines Rosehip Seed Oil plus other beneficial oils, I would purchase a small bottle of 100% organic cold-pressed pure Rosehip seed oil from an organic store in my neighborhood and then decant into an amber glass jar with a dropper neck. That way you keep the oil safe from sunlight which would turn it rancid in next to no time!

The best thing about it is you only use 1-2 drops of this each night as it's concentrated and doesn't require lots to be used in order for it to be effective. For drier skin types a moisturizer can be applied just a couple of minutes after as one of the best things about it is how fast the oil sinks into your skin. Like Jojoba it doesn't sit on the surface for long, it's quite a 'dry' oil.

As a natural anti-ageing product it is amongst the best out there imo. Fine lines, dark spots, you name it, Rosehip seed oil if given enough time will do wonders for your skin, especially when it comes combined with other regenerative oils and botanicals. Just be sure to purchase an organic brand that's also cold-pressed as your skin will thank you for this.

BUT as mentioned in my previous review there are a couple of things I'd like to point out for those who are not aware (to save retyping it all I'm copying and pasting the below from my previous review)...

Firstly, you need to use sun protection during the day if you use RHO on a night. This is because it contains a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids which can easily oxidize, although that doesn't mean the oil is phototoxic (it isn't). More importantly it is naturally very high in Vitamin A (which is what Retinol is derived from) and you wouldn't skip SPF if using Retinol right? Same thing applies here.

Secondly, I don't really believe RHO should be used during the daytime at all, the same way you wouldn't use a retinol product during the day. For daytime simply stick to a good SPF, preferably over a moisturizer or serum rich in antioxidants - Vitamin C, E, Ferulic Acid, Green Tea, Lycopene, Niacinamide etc, all of which serve an actual function - to help counteract UV and environmental damage throughout the day. RHO just won't do that!

Rosehip Oil is definitely one of the most effective natural carrier oils one could apply to their skin, but as with everything, there are things to be aware of and to take into consideration before you do.

Selena x

~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)

1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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