Skincare Challenge [section 1] : 12 layers

Skincare Challenge [section 1] : 12 layers
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Hi guys, hope you are enjoying and start planning for the weekend. For many of you who have been following my beauty journey on Instagram may see my highlight stories and diary of SKINCARE CHALLENGE 12 LAYERS, where I begin to add up more skincare in my daily routines.

To begin this article and to get you understand, I will tell my skin problem. On the surface, especially when I apply high coverage foundation. Skin will look perfectly flawless and smooth, thanks to makeup, But since I have been in beauty industry for far way too long, I know using foundation especially high coverage will make my skin ended up dull, this is the reason I often tell my readers DO EXFOLIATION, DOUBLE CLEANSE, and MORE ESSENCE.

Because… when you not doing that and keep hiding your dull skin, it doesn’t solve any problem and I believe anyone of us, including myself want perfect skin, but along the journey finding the perfect skincare product that often not gonna happening to my skin, I become desperate. The skincare sequences that I do is correct but, why my skin still have this and that problem.

My skin condition is dry, sensitive, prone to acne and dehydration. Here the case about my skin: when it touches any chili sauce, it starts to develop redness that looks like chicken pox and it really scary. I got to show that on my insta stories. Not only that when dehydrated, it will start to breakout. That big pimples will start to pop around my jawline both left and right.

“At first, I thought it just a normal skin problem, but that’s not about it at all.. something just went pretty wrong…”

I was thinking at that time.. oh, maybe the weather or maybe because I didn’t cleanse enough, So I did cleanse more than double cleanse. That’s let to more break out. bigger and bad ass pimples start to appear, and they just don’t want any discussion.

Then

I read few articles, which is Korean skincare advice on the internet. If you know about THE KLOG is a great source for skincare advice. I also try GOTHAMISTHA advice but it doesn’t work with my skin, she has perfect skin, it won’t cater to my problem and it’s not her fault AT ALL. Since she can provide advice base on what is working on her skin. It similar to my blog as well. I cannot cater to all skin condition but mine.

LAYERING SKIN WITH MORE ESSENCE AND MOIST

Hmm… “is it gonna clogged my pores?” This what I have been thinking but I try it out. More layers, more essence. I use like 3-4 essence, I also use the hydrating mask, sheet mask every now and then.


WHAT WILL YOU GET BY READING THIS ARTICLE?

This skincare challenge is the first section, which consists of the 1st week that I try and challenge myself to layer my skin with more… 

I try this out within 3 section, which takes about a whole month. You can see the changes that I will describe on this SKINCARE CHALLENGE.

First section is The early stage of adaptation. The question that I asked myself is:

“Does my skin gonna accept all of those products or is it going to make it worst”

This question has been going around my mind as I dare myself to try and since there is a drastic change in my skin, I decided to share it with you.

This is the finding for section 1 that I find alongside my journey for skincare challenge. There will be more finding that I gladly share with you on 2md and 3rd section, also the outcome.

  • You will know how brands don’t play the role in your skin, your skin doesn’t understand this and that brand that you are using but the ingredient. However, ingredients alone can’t do much since beauty brands don’t really tell you how much percentage that they use in the ingredients, except for HADA LABO.
  • I realize that layering with more skincare is the best option for my skin. It gradually changes to the better skin itself
  • I have no longer need to do post acne scar treatment that I often do, which is using whitening cream to make it less red
  • My acne cream (drug store) are in absolute power when it works together with my tretinoin (Doctor prescription) to tackle my big pimples
  • I realize that when my skin starts dehydrated it will cause the breakout
  • Double cleanse doesn’t work for me, so I change to use micellar water to wipe off my makeup because it causes more breakout – “it is too clean, leave us some oil” says my skin
  • As I use more essence it feels that it create the moisture barrier and prevent my skin to breakout and make it calmer – My cheek pores are big and it easier turned to red when under the sun, like an irritation. Using essence help it turned back to normal.
  • Based on above bullet point, I now do realize what it means by having blushing cheek under the sun and red-irritation skin under the sun. What causing it? Blushing cheek is cute, it can easily turn back to normal but not red look-alike irritation skin
  • I thought the essence is not worth it to buy but I was wrong. It does help so much for my skin and play a big role for my skin.
  • My big pimples are getting smaller just by layering it up, without the need to use acne cream
  • I don’t have to waste more money to buy cream for post acne scars anymore. It heals by itself.
  • More plump and fair skin tone.
  • No high coverage foundation anymore but pressed powder only. Great canvas doesn’t need to be hide but shows it off.

How to read the table?

All the skincare is listed on ‘product’ row on the left side of the table. The sequence is based on the number that I have put in the row. For example: if I list – timeless C serum number as 1 and Sephora Hydrating and Quenching mask as 22. I will write based on the sequence of I using it as

1

22

On the table next to it, which is the day table. This means, after I use Timeless C serum, I apply Sephora Hydrating and Quenching Mask. As you can see, I write am and pm, because I add more skincare at night.

All the things that I use will be listed down in the table below, alongside with 7 days of skincare challenge.

 

ProductDay 1
Day 2 Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
1. DHC Cleansing oil

2. Timeless C + E Ferulic Acid serum

3. Timeless B Hydra

4. PyunKangYul moisture serum

5. PyunKang Yul Essence Toner

6. Cosrx Snail Essence 96

7. Belif Aqua Bomb

8 Belif Moisturiser bomb

9. Cetaphil face and body cream

10. Clinique hydratant gel

11. Clinique Moisture surge extended thirst relief

12. Clinique overnight masque

13. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair

14. Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Oil Balm

15. Timeless Argan Oil

16. Dr. Jart + Ceramidin Moisturiser lotion

17. Origin Drink up 10 minutes

18. Bioderma Sensibio H2O

19. HadaLabo Gokuyjun Hydratin Sheet Mask

20. KOELF eye gel patch

21. PIXI Glow Tonic

22. Belif Revitalize eyeream

23 Evanesce Coconut Oil

24. Sephora Hydrating and Quenching masque

25 The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution 7%

26 Anessa Shiseido Sunscreen SPF
pm:

1
21
2
3
5
6
7
16
22
7
8
9
13
23
am and pm:

21
2
3
5
6
7
16
22
7
8
9
13
23
am and pm:

1
5
6
16
22
8
9
13
23
7
11
12
24
am:

1
25
2
3
5
6
16
22
7
10
8
9
13
15

pm:
1
2
3
5
6
22
7
10
8
9
13
15
am:

1
2
3
6
5
22
7
12
24
10
8
9
13
15

pm:
1
2
3
5
6
4
16
22
7
10
12
24
8
9
13
15
am:
1
2
3
4
5
6
16
22
7
9
13
26
15

pm:
1
2
3
4
5
6
16
22
7
10
9
13
23
am:
1
2
3
4
5
6
16
22
11
7
10
8
9
13
26
15

pm:
1
2
3
4
5
6
16
22
11
7
10
12
24
8
9
13
23

 

Day 1: 6 Big pimples followed by small pimples around it. Skin breakout due to dryness. after Origins 10 minutes mask. I wash my face with DHC Cleaning oil.

Day 2: I wake up with plump, moist and hydrate skin. This is a great start for the skincare challenge. I repeat the same step as day 1, and I feel I can add more layer.

Day 3: Concerned with my big pimples that is not healing at all. I try other method by stop using acids at all but B hydra serum (contain: Hyaluronic Acid).

Day 4: I felt that my skin getting healthier. I can feel that it start to build collagen and I can see that my skin tone starting to get a little bit brighter, compare to before I do the layering. This has been a positive result and it’s really great to feel my skin right now. Pores starting to get smaller, ni skin breakout occurs during the process. Big pimples starting to get smaller.

Day 5: Spotted whitehead in left under eyes, perhaps because I forget to use Dr. Jart+ Moisture lotion, since I have to create skin moist barrier, and I wake up this day with the feel of less moist than yesterday.

Day 6: I use The Ordinary DECIEM Toning Solution 7% yesterday. My skin becomes dry and I assume that my skin can’t take the glycolic acid that is more than 5% due to sensitivity toward glycolic acid in this current stage. Using Salicylic Acid may not be a good idea as well. I skip to use both of it now, even thou I kinda want to use it, but resisting is the best option I have now. Before it starts to breakout and makes more big pimples.

Day 7: I bought Pyun Kang Yul, this brand has best organic ingredients and I have the feeling that my skin gonna love it. There is no fragrance and only 1-2 man-made ingredients. I currently have the moisture serum, essence toner, moisture ampoule – I still have no ideas about the benefit that this product will give to my skin and they have only a few products to sell, which I think there is a good thing about it. Selling less product means the brands concentrating more on giving the best quality product ONLY to us as skincare junkies who search the best product too.

I try moisture serum. I was thinking that this can be used to change my B-hydra serum but as I check the ingredients there is no hyaluronic acid or any type of hydro, and I need that. So, I change my mind and went back to use my B-hydra serum with moisture serum. The intensity is very creamy and it’s not liquid form at all. I try to apply this product in between my sequence which is after essence and before face cream.


PRODUCT LIST

Below are the product list, price and where I buy. I also added my current ratings for the product ONLY applicable for when I do 12 LAYERS.

Some of the products, I have not yet used in the first section but next section. Please have a look in table below:

Skincare Chalenge 12 Layer Product list

The list of Skincare that I use for Skincare Challenge 12 layer. From Price, Size, where I buy and current ratings. Some of the product I reviewed on the blog and as I do the skincare challenge, I come up with new ratings during the process.
Most of the product is in SGD or USD. The USD price is from the official website of the brands. Some of the product, I can only provide SGD price, due to the tax, 3rd party seller and discount/sale. Please check in your country the availability of the product. All the product is authentic, I never try fake product AT ALL.

Rating value from 0.00 - 5.00

Do note that some information may have changes, please check with the provider of the product. Thanks!
ProductSizePriceWhere I buy?Ratings:
DHC Cleansing Oils200 ml S$ 20.00Carousell4.8
Hada Labo Cleansing Oil200 mlS$ 20.90Watson Singapore5.0
Timeless 20% C+E Ferulic Acid30 mlUS$ 24.95
S$ 36.00
Shopee SG5.0
Timeless Vitamin B5 Hydra Serum30 mlUS$ 19.95
S$ 29.00
Shopee SG4.5
Timeless Argan Oils30 mlS$ 17.00
US$ 8.95
Shopee SG4.7
PyunKang Yul moisture serum100 mlS$ 25.00Shopee SG4.9
PyunKang Yul Essence Toner200 mlS$ 16.90Shopee SG4.9
Cosrx Snail 96 Essence100 mlS$ 17.30Shopee SG4.3
Belif Aqua Bom Hydrating Gel100 ml S$ 79.00Belif Singapore store4.00
Belif Moisturizing Bomb Cream100 mlS$ 79.00Belif Singapore store4.00
Clinique Hydratant Gel125 mlS$ 60.00Sephora SG3.8
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief125 mlS$ 75.60Sephora singapore5.0
Clinique Overnight Mas100 mlS$ 59.00Sephora Singapore5.0
Dr. Jart + Ceramidin Ol Balm50 mlS$ 18.00 - S$ 21.00Shopee SG4.9
Dr. Jart + Ceramidin Moisturizing toner lotion150 mlS$ 36.00 - S$ 41.00
US$ 36.00 - US$ 41.00
Shopee SG4.95
First Aid Ultra Repair Cream56.7 g/ 2.0 OzS$20.00Sephora SG5.0
PIXI Rose Oil30 mlS$ 38.00Sephora Singapore5.0
PIXI Glow Tonic250 ml/ 8.5 Oz£Euro 18.00Cult Beauty4.5 (contain fragrance)
The Ordinary Toningg Solution 7%240 mlUS$ 12.50Beautylish5.00 (strong Glycolic Acid)
Kose Sekissei Clear Whitening Mask76 mlUS$ 24.00Cosmo-de.com5.00 (Suitable for dry skin)
Origins Drink up 10 minutes mask100 ml/ 1.4 Fl O.zS$ 38.003rd party5.00 (suitable for dry skin)
HadaLabo Super Hyaluronic Acid Mask (sheet mask)20 ml for 4 sheets/boxS$ 14.50Watson SG5.00
Hadalabo Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Essence170 mlS$ 18.00Watson SG5.00 (good for dry to very dry skin)
Koelf eyegel patch4G * 60S$ 27.00Shopee SG
Garnier Oil Infused For All Skin Types Micellar water125 mlS$ 5.00Watson SG2.00 (contain strong fragrance)
Bioderma Sensibio H20500 mlS$ 26.00Venus Beauty Singapore5.00 (Best Micellar water)
Sephora Hydrating and Quenching mask30 mlS$ 14.00Sephora Singapore4.00 (dupes for Belif Aqua Bomb)
Evanesce UK
Natural pure Coconut Oil
100 mlGifted
37.31
Evanesce UK5.00 (the stability of the natural coconut oil is depending on the weather and storage condition)
Belif Revitalize eye Cream125 ml/ 0.84 Oz FlUS$ 58.00
S$ please check on Belif store
Belif Singapore store4.95
Cetaphil Face and Body cream100 GS$ 20.50Watson SG or Guardian SG5.00 (This is not a face cream but occlusive, you need to apply face cream before you apply this)
Anessa Shisesido UV Sunscreeem SPF 35 PA +++ Aqua Booster mildN/AS$ 39.90Watson SG5.00
Ractanyl Tretinoin cream 0.025N/AN/ADoctor prescriptionN/A

AFTER 

“I can feel and notice that there are DRAMATIC CHANGES”

I won’t deny that the layering up method is really working for my skin, I decided to keep continue the skincare challenge. So, let’s see in section 2 next week. I change the sequence and add more product to it.

 

 

Have you tried layering your skin with more essence yet? What do you think about this skincare challenge? Spill your tea!

 

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Felicia

Felicia has dry to very dry and acne prone skin. dryness area around cheek, eyes, and nose. She has light-medium skin tone. The foundation match is M.A.C Cosmetics NC 25. The main skincare is Tretinoid (Vitamin A) 0.025% and 0.5%, Clinique Overnight Masque, Cetaphil face and body cream, Belif Hydrating cream, Cosrx Snail Facial Essence, C+E +Ferulic Acid acid, B hydration serum and Argan oil from Timeless, Dr Jart+ Oil Balm, cream and cicapair.

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4 Comments

  1. April 15, 2018 / 4:39 am

    Love this post!!

    • Felicia
      April 15, 2018 / 1:20 pm

      Thank you Emma

    • Felicia
      April 21, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Thank you <3

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