I guess I'll push that Chinese New Year video to the next page because I don't like the screenshot of it.
I'm revealing my true side to you all. Brace yourself. It is not pretty.
I can show product images here because I'm scared of my videos getting flagged, so you can get more details after the jump! I'm going to try and post quick because I want to get my exercise in before I go to bed.
I actually wanted to post two videos before the weekend was over but I'll have to wait until next week. I wanted to do the "get to know me" tag video because I saw my dutch sistaaa do it and it seemed fun after watching hers.
Besides the products I showed in the video, I'll probably repeat some but this is probably my ideal holy grail set of products. I've mentioned them before in previous entries but I can understand if it's hard to find because I don't tag my entries. (So sorry!)
Cleanser: A(n Asian) Foaming Cleanser
Toner: An AHA/BHA Toner
Day Moisturizer: Preferably a moisturizer with at least SPF 30 in it along with some beneficial ingredients like Vitamin E or C
This is the cheapest one I've found. Unlike other moisturizers, it comes in a 4oz bottle which is more bang for the buck. I hate seeing moisturizers of the same price with only 1-1.5oz's. I totally feel jipped when I see those. It has SPF 15, Vitamin E, and BHA and it's 11.39$ on drugstore.com. I can't even find this in actual stores so I have to buy it from there. Another one that fits the description but is more expensive would probably be this.
There's also the Eucerin one for sensitive skin that has SPF 30 but it gives this gray cast.
Serum: Vitamin C Serum
"Overly dry skin perpetuates the acne cycle. After using acne treatments, benzoyl peroxide in particular, it's important to properly rehydrate the skin. I made this generously sized, intensely hydrating, non-comedogenic lotion to eliminate dry skin and take care of flakiness completely, while powerfully soothing acne prone skin. It goes on clear and absorbs quickly, leaving no residue. It contains jojoba oil, has a super light feel, and is fragrance-free and dye-free."
It also has Licochalcone and what it is is explained here:
"Licochalcone gives this moisturizer its characteristic yellow color. It is also in the AHA+. Licochalcone is a highly distilled and potent extract of a species of licorice root well known for powerfully calming and soothing the skin. It is especially beneficial on acne-prone skin which tends to be sensitive and irritated. Licochalcone is incredibly expensive at $6000 per kilogram (about the weight of three baking potatoes), but you guys loved it so much in the AHA+ that I heard loud and clear that you wanted it included in the moisturizer as well. I agree with the suggestion and agree that its effects are worth the price. [Note: To avoid staining light colored clothing, allow moisturizer to absorb for 30 seconds or so before dressing.]"
I'm not too picky about a night moisturizer though. I'd just pick one I'd like, but the acne.org one is 24.19$ + shipping and CA tax (but buy via amazon if you want to avoid CA sales tax) for 16oz and it'll easily last for at least 6 months.
Acne Treatment: 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Sunscreen: You can use BB cream or Neutrogena Sheer Dry Touch
You can skip this if you aren't out much. You can just rely on the moisturizer because SPF 15 has around 1 or 2 hours of sun blocking before you start getting burned if you have sensitive skin , the L'oreal FUTUR-E moisturize blocks both UVA and UVB rays. I forget what's so bad about each. One is suppose to harm your skin and you'll see effects of it overtime (like in years) and the other one is the one that you get sunburns from, in short.
This is basically the essential stuff. The other things I use like makeup, BB cream, and stuff are just additional.
I'm no guru or scientist, by the way. This is just all I've found to be beneficial and learned over reading, time and time again.
Man this took forever. I hope this was helpful to anyone HAHA!