SKINCARE CHALLENGE 12 LAYER – FINAL

SKINCARE CHALLENGE 12 LAYER – FINAL
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Hey skincare lover, thank you for reading all my skincare challenge blog post. This is the last post, which includes the final week that I try 12 layers of moisturizer. The total is 1 month, I tested it with my skin, the overall result is satisfaction. Up till now, when I writing this, I still adding up layer to my skin. I find out that when my skin is dry, it will cause the skin to breakout.

Since I doing the 12 layer, I have no longer using foundation but setting powder. I could see that my pores became smaller and rarity of black head appear, but I still using KOSE Sekissei whitening mask (the mask is black in color that extracting all the white/black head) every once or twice a week, but more toward sheet mask and eye gel patch now.

If you been following the Skincare Challenge 12 layers, that I keep mentioning the problem of my skin, but if you are new readers, I advise you to read the following article:

Skincare Challenge [section 1] : 12 layers

 

SKINCARE CHALLENGE (SECTION 2): 12 LAYER

I will try to explain a little bit about my skin. My skin is sensitive, prone to acne, dry and dehydrated. In other words, the skin is fussy as hell. Every time I was going for travel, it will dehydrate, and it doesn’t give me time to recover but giving me immediate skin breakout, right after I landed. Not only that, because the skin actual condition is dry, it makes it even worst. My makeup turned cakey in an instant. it was so not good AT ALL.

When my skin touches a little bit of chili, it turned red like chicken pox. That big bullet in red color, all over my arms, not only in the area where the chili touches it but the area around it. I really clueless, and all I can do just apply my very creamy/moist face cream, which is Cetaphil Face and Body cream in all over my arms. I took 3 days to heal completely.


What the reason I made Skincare Challenge 12 layer?

The reason behind this skincare challenge is to prove to anyone that adding the layer to the skin is really necessary for those who have dry and dehydrated skin like me. I thought that by adding layers to the skin, it will clog my pores which is completely wrong. Also, using double cleansing is not working for my skin at all, it will lead to the skin breakouts and redness.

I add more layers from essence, and I found out that it creates the barrier for my skin and preventing it to get dehydrated. Additional face cream, give my skin the right amount of moisturizer that keeps it balanced. The more I add layers, the more my skin is glowing, healthier and brighter. There is no acne nor pimples on my skin, even during my period time.Where my hormone is high and normally I will get that big pimples and small acne.

Talking about pimples and acne, I found the right way to treat it. I use Benzac that contain Benzoyl Peroxide till the acne/pimples not hurt when I touch it, then I stop to use Benzac and continue with tretinoin 0.025% that I get from my doctor, which make acne/pimples smaller by days. Tretinoin has lots of useful benefits but when you using the wrong ways it will cause irritation. It also helps to reduce cellulite.

Acids, Glycolic, C serum and Ferulic Acid are the most have in my skincare sequences, this helps other skincare in giving my skin more benefit by brightening it, reduce acne/pimples and make it glowing. It also helps for uneven tone, reduces redness and heals my post acne scar alongside facial essence. Lastly is face oil is the must use oils after all my skincare, I find it really helpful for my dry and dehydrated skin, it adding more oil that I need for my skin since my skin is very slow in producing oil. I also mixed it up with my body lotion, because overall my skin is dry. If your face skin is dry, then all of your skin is dry. There is no different to that.

If you want me to say, I cannot live without all of my skincare that I mention on the table of this article. I have to be ready to supply all of the skincare. I also found out that face cream in gel form is suitable only for those who have oily skin.


What changes in final section?

After discussing with my sister about how my skin changes or is there any sequences that I have to change. Since, sometimes due to many skincare that I use, sometimes my makeup is pilling. I try to find a way, where the skincare can absorb quicker.

There is a big change to the sequence and the product. I decided to quit using BELIF aqua bomb and moisturizing bomb. I found out is not effective for my skin. The reason is:

  1. Expensive
  2. It seems doesn’t really bring the benefit that I expect and I realize that gel form doesn’t work well with my skin. Aqua bomb is in gel form type and it feels more suitable for those who have oily skin. While the moisturizing bomb only delivers the performance that is suitable for those who have normal skin. Therefore I change to First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, which gives more than enough moisturizer. The cream is very creamy and thick as well.

I try this for 10 days and I feel this is the good ways for my skin.

Other rules in this Skincare Challenge 12 layers are:

Morning
  1. All essence must be use
  2. When using makeup avoid silicone base primer but use water base primer, which is Kat Von D Featherweight and Cover FX illuminating primer base
  3. After makeup, use mist spray
  4. Avoid using too much loose powder and/or powder
  5. Use wet Beauty Blender sponge. You can damp your sponge in the water and squeeze, then apply your foundation right after that, this trick is to avoid cakey makeup look. It also help to blend your foundation.
Night
  1. Clinique Overnight Mask must be in the last of all skincare
  2. After First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, wait for 1 hour then apply Dr. Jart + Cicapair
  3. Replace all BELIF product and do not use it.

SKINCARE CHALLENGE 12 LAYER SEQUENCE

I listed the product, price, size, and ratings, on the 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

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.

ProductTime:Day 15Day 16Day 17Day 18Day 19Day 20Day 21
1. HadaLabo Gokuyjun Cleansing Oils
2. HadaLabo Super HA Premium Hydrating Lotion
3. HadaLabo Gokuyjun Hydrating Mask
4. Timeless 20% C+E Ferulic Acid
5. Timeless B5 Hydra Serum
6. Timeless Argan Oils
7. PyunKang Yul Essence Toner
8. PyunKang Yul Moisture Serum
9. Cosrx Snail Essence 96
10. Dr. Jart + Moisture lotion toner
11. Dr. Jart Oil Balm Ceramidin
12. Dr. Jart Cicapair
13. PIXI Rose Oils
AM1
4
5
7
9
10
8
16
17
1
14
4
5
7
9
2
10
16
11
12
6
1
14
4
5
7
9
2
10
8
16
11
1
4
2
9
10
8
16
11
12
17
1
4
5
7
9
2
10
8
16
11
17
12
1
4
5
7
2
9
10
8
16
11
12
6
1
14
4
5
7
9
2
10
6
11
12
13
14. PIXI Glow Tonic15. The Ordinary 7% Toning Solution
16. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
17. Anessa Shiseido Sunscreen
18. Clinique Overnight Mask
19. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relif
20. Cetaphil face and Body cream
21. Sephora Hydrating and Quenching mask
22. Origin Drink Up 10 minutes mask
23. KOELF eyegel patch
24. Kose Clear Whitening Mask
25. Garnier Oil Infused Cleansing water for all skin types
26. BioDerma Sensibio H2O
27. Rectanyl Tretinoin 0.025%
PM1
3
4
5
7
2
9
11
16
12
11
13
1
14
4
5
7
9
2
10
8
16
11
12
13
1
14
4
5
7
9
2
10
16
11
12
13
1
4
5
7
9
2
10
8
16
11
12
13
1
4
5
7
9
2
10
8
16
11
12
13
18
21
1
4
5
7
9
2
10
8
16
11
12
13
27
1
4
5
7
9
2
10
8
16
11
12
13
27

Skincare 12 layer Diary

DayWhat happened?
Day 15 I don't think that this is still 12 layer. I will say this is beginning to be 15 layers. I wake up with good skin and pimples getting smaller the post acne scar on the left side are 98% heals and the right side 60% heals. I don't use foundation but loose setting powder. It last almost a day from 12 am to 9 pm at night without cakey, move or else.
This is because the 'canvas' is good make a good makeup look. There is no need to hide a good skin because makeup are there to hide skin problem. Up till now, I am really satisfied because I don't have to put so much makeup and I can save more time now. I even use my contour and highlight still and it never move or fade away after using it, in long period by only wearing setting powder
Day 16I wakeup to see that right side left small pimples to deal with and 2 big pimples, that is getting smaller
Day 17Today I use Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation and Revlon Color stay, just to see if the piling still occured since I need to attend friend wedding too. My current skin condition: 3 pimples in the right side and 2 big pimples + 1 small pimples in the left side and 1 in left forehead. Small pimples probably due to makeup that I wear too long on Friday and Saturday for 1 whole day.
Day 18Today waking up with smooth skin like always, spot 1 pimples the white head already come out on the left side forehead. There is 2 big pimples still on the right side.
White head in left chin already come ou. Right side 1 small pimples is healing. the post acne scar is starting to heal as well
Day 19I wake up with hydrate skin, due to Clinique Moisture Surge and Sephora Hydrating and Quenching Masque.
Right side:
3 big pimples, small pimples and post acne scars from last time.
Left side:
One pimples 99% post acne scar is healing. This took longer than I expected
Day 20I use Tretinoin to heal my acnes now, applying in the affected areas
Day 21Waking up today with pimple that is totally heals now only left post acnes scars, that only in dot size.

WHAT I HAVE LEARNT?

  1. I know how to treat my dry skin.
  2. I know the difference between dry and dehydrated skin
  3. I know using lits of skin care it does help but I have to really know what I put in my skin.
  4. I know brands do not play important roles but ingredients
  5. Putting lots of moist doesn’t clog my pores but give my skin more nutrition that helps to lessen skin breakout almost to zero breakouts.
  6. Gel form face cream much suitable for oily skin, not dry skin.
  7. From above point (6), I need to use face cream in a creamy form, not gel.
  8. Night treatment is the most essential
  9. The sheet mask is the best additional quick helper that also work to replenish skin moist instantly and must be used frequently.
  10. Eye gel patch from KOELF is really helping my swollen eyes. even thou some article says that the ingredient is not the best for skin but we all actually have no ideas how many percentages that the brands use. This helps me understand that not all article that I read or even advise are good to be consumed.
  11. Clinique Overnight mask and Sephora hydrating & quenching mask can be used with other skincare product as well right after all of them to help your skin moist back and skin plumpiness and elasticness.
  12. Moisturizer cream and hydrating can be used together on my skin.

Any thought or question, comment down below section.

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