Ever caught wondering what the difference is between #MicellarWater and #Toner? Both, are essential, in my opinion. And I must say, when I added toner to my routine, I saw a world’s of difference!
💦 Micellar Water 💦
Let’s start here because this is where you should start with your skincare routine anyway. 👉🏽 Micellar Water contains tiny oil molecules in soft water that are called micelles. These micelles attract oil, dirt, grime, etc. So basically they draw out these items that can cause "impurities" without drying out the skin. After the micelles attract the dirt, oil, etc. they dissolve them and leave clean, refreshed skin behind. Meaning, micellar water cleans out parts of the skin that makeup wipes cannot get to without applying chemicals to the skin like toners usually do.
❤️ My favorite Micellar Water is shown here from @biodermausa
Toners are meant to help replenish the skin after cleaning it as well as helping to even out your skin tone and texture. All toners have antioxidants, soothing agents, and vital hydrating components to it. Stay away from toners that have alcohol, they can deplete your skin and irritate it leaving it even more patchy than before. Bottom line: toners don't clean the skin as much as they "give back" to the skin. Ya feel me? Here are more simple benefits of adding toner to your routine:
✨ It shrinks pores
✨ It restores your skin's pH balance.
✨ It adds a layer of protection
✨ It moisturizes
✨ It refreshes skin
✨ It can prevent ingrown hair
❤️ My favorites are shown here. When I’m feeling like treating myself, I get the @freshbeauty Rose Deep Hydration Toner($$) and the @thayersnatural Witch Hazel is just a must-have.
🇺🇸 below/ Ich schreibe zur Abwechslung mal ein deutsches Intro zu meinem heutigen Post, da es sich um ein tolles Produkt handelt, welches nun auch in Deutschland leicht erhältlich ist: Das #DrJart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment 🌿 - eine CC Cream, die Rötungen und sonstige Unregelmäßigkeiten ausgleicht und damit eine ideale Basis für Makeup bildet- m. Zusätzlich hat die Creme pflegende Eigenschaften und physischen Sonnenschutz. Trotzdem ist das Produkt aus meiner Sicht eher Makeup als Skincare, ich würde es daher nicht als Tagescreme-Ersatz sehen, sondern mehr als Primer, der nach der Pflegeroutine aufgetragen wird. Ein paar mehr Infos gibt es unten auf Englisch. Das Treatment gibt es jetzt bei @douglas_cosmetics für 39,99 Euro (50ml) - sehr nah dran an der koreanischen UVP (KRW 42.000). Schaut in meine Stories, wenn ihr sehen wollt, wie das Produkt live aussieht!
Quick review of Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Cream 🌿
What it is:
A CC cream w/ SPF30/PA+++. I use this in the AM after moisturizer/sunscreen and before makeup as a primer. The green colored cream adapts to the skin tone once it gets in contact with the skin (👉 watch my stories!).
🙂 Works great as makeup base, corrects redness & evens out overall skin tone, doesn’t leave white cast (may not work for darker skin tones though)
🙂 A little goes a long way
🙂 Contains niacinamide & physical UV protection - don’t use as a stand-alone sunscreen though! The layer you build w/ this may not be thick enough to provide sufficient protection
😕 Comes in a jar=prone to bacteria contamination
😕 Contains alcohol, however probably in rather low concentration .
A nice CC that works well as a makeup primer. It’s NOT skincare imo and is therefore neither a sufficient stand alone moisturizer nor a replacement for the application of sunscreen. It also doesn’t cover up redness or spots - you’ll always need concealer or makeup for that in addition. What it does is evening out the skin tone so it will be easier to work w/ concealer/makeup. Btw the product is called Cicapair Re-Cover in Korea.
👉 Watch my stories to see what the product looks like in action! 😉
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I really wish I had these makeup removing wipes while I was in New York but they are definitely going to be part of my regular routine moving forward.
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