Basic Skincare | Why Come No One Told Me That? Series Ep.1 | Kiki G.

by admin July 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

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  1. Hello, my special new beam of light. I have just discovered your channel and wanted to advise you that you're the beauty guru I've searched for all of my life. Thank you for your humor and skills. XO

  2. You are one of the few people out there that actually knows what they are talking about re: skincare. I have normal skin and rosacea and acne isn't normally my problem. Just FYI, all of the cleansers you mention would give me acne if used on the daily (I tried CeraVe Hydrating and in 3 weeks I had the worst breakout). I guess everyone is different because you don't seem to have the same issue. But I LOVE the CeraVe SA cleanser, it's the only thing that's ever helped my rosacea, and I've used the original Lotion on my face since the product was introduced.

  3. I use 3 serums and 3 different moisturizers for my aging combo skin. I apply a chemical exfoliant (Paula's Choice 2% BHA), then 2 Diciem serums–The Ordinary Niacinamide and Hylamide subq anti-age. Then I apply daytime moisturizers: an emollient eye cream, Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer for oily T zone, and CereVe Am on the rest of my face, neck, and exposed chest area (these both have SPF 30 which I wear every day even though I tan well and never burn, it's basic anti-aging!). Wait 1-2 minutes between products (doing other things like brush teeth, floss, gargle, use toilet, wash hands, style hair, apply body products, get dressed, cuddle pet, tidy bathroom/bedroom…). At night I use an AHA liquid, a retinol serum and slightly richer moisturizer (not too heavy).

  4. What are your thoughts on BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE LOTION P50? I also love the clinique take the day off balm. I have the drunk elephant vitamin c day serum and sunday riley's good genes and luna and don't know how I should use all those together to make the most bang for my buck. I am almost 50 and normal to oily with some rosacea (if that matters).

  5. The Ordinary is always recommended under skincare videos lol, but FOR REAL their Glycolic Acid 7% solution has given me a new face. My texture, the little whiteheads? Gone. And on a college girl budget, it's a godsend. It feels like a lot of skincare is either exorbitantly priced (can you say $100 for an ounce of oil?) or completely ineffective. My face is smooth like a baby's butt because of The Ordinary and I still have money to buy Postmates once in a while.

  6. Loved the video!
    Morning: I cleanse with African Black Soap- it's gentle and addresses several skin issues. I then use Paula's Choice 1% BHA gel and finish with a sunscreen (I switch up on sunscreen and sometimes use generic from Wal-Mart or Target.)
    Everning: I double cleanse to remove makeup with Garnier Micellar Water and CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. I switch up on moisturizers. Right now I'm loving Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream. I'm 52 and love where my skin is now. (I also rotate several skin treatments, serums and oils, but above is my foundation for skincare.)

  7. Yes on Paula's Choice 2% BHA Exfoliating Liquid. It is Awesome. I use mostly everything Paula's Choice, because their products are very high quality, yet the prices are not nearly as high as the high end fancy name brand ones. I have changed a few things to using things from The Ordinary, because they are dang excellent, and unbelievably low priced. To get good info on The Ordinary, get on YouTube, search Wayne Goss, and Goss Makeup Chat, plus The Ordinary. Try to watch them in order, it will make more sense.

  8. I turned 40 and thought I had oily skin. What I had was extremely dehydrated, dry skin that was compensating for the lack of moisture/oil. I've been battling for over a year. I finally changed my diet after trying every skincare product I could find with no luck. I'm one pimple away from clear skin, finally. I was using super drying products to treat the breakouts not realizing I was doing the opposite of what my skin needed. I focus on a clean diet and hydrating products for my skin. I love Korean skincare. Lately, I've been onto Pyungkang Yul. Great sizes for fair price on Amazon. It's a medical healing clinic out of Korea. Everything else is from NIOD.

  9. I love The Ordinary serums. My faves are Buffet and Niacinamide. They don't moisturize much, so I apply moisturizer or a richer serum on top.

  10. I really love Lush's 9 to 5 cleansing lotion. It does a great job at removing my makeup and is SUPER gentle and then I'll use their Angels on bare skin to cleanse. I did have a question though, Katelyn. This wasn't mentioned in this video but it was in your favorites from a while ago. I have been wanting to find a way to make my own primer and I wanted to know what the benefits of glycerin are (if there are any). I know you mentioned the Heritage rose water and glycerin spray, and I wanted to know if you saw improvements or what you liked about it or anything like that. Your videos are my favorite by the way. You're a beautiful land mermaid ❤️

  11. My new bomb ass skincare product is the belif Hungarian Water Essence. I thought this was some total snake-oil bullshit, but I got it as a sample and used it for shits and giggles, and it's kind of changed my life. My skin is naturally oily/acne prone, and while I came around to actually using moisturizer in college, doubling up on the moisture by adding this water essence has gloriously removed my acne. Not entirely, I still get a little hormonal acne, but I feel comfortable in minimal coverage makeup for the first time in 3 years. I hate myself for paying so much for it, and for the fact that it basically just looks like fancy water, but it super works for me.

    Thanks for making such awesome and informative videos!!

  12. I just found your channel! Great advice! You are beautiful! I have been using Paula's Choice Skin Balancing System for the last three years. Works very well for me! I was just wondering what your thoughts are on SD Alcohol and Menthol in skincare products? Thank you for your great videos!

  13. I really loved that you talked about chemical exfoliants! Just wanted put out there that if AHAs are too harsh on your skin, that one could use chemical exfoliants that use certain fruit enzymes such as pumpkin and papaya that are keralytic in the same way acids like glycolic acid are, but they're much gentler!

  14. Mario bedescu rosewater facial spray, Radha rosehip oil for night moisturizer and also for day when I'm feeling dry, and yes on the pixie glow tonic!!!

  15. Thank you Kiki! Looking forward for all the beauty care information/education that you can give us! It is F A N T A S T I C! I love ceramide products, but my face react to them, maybe bcse I have Rosacea???

  16. I really love these videos! I just turned 20 and noticed how much my face has changed, it kinda freaked me out but you've helped a lot. I'm starting to understand what my face is asking for lol

  17. Great video! I love how you're talking about chemical exfoliants because that's how I tend to talk about them as well… "and then I pour CHEMICALS on my face so they will BURN MY SKIN OFF".
    On a more serious note, as a person with oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin (yay) I use:
    – cleanser: Balea Cleansing Oil
    – toner: Balea Gentle Facial Skin-Toner for Dry and Sensitive Skin
    – in the morning: Bioderma Hydrabio Sérum followed by LaRoche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Dry-Touch Gel-Cream
    – in the evening: the Paula's Choice 2% BHA Lotion (<3), the Paula's Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Serum and the Paula's Choice SKIN RECOVERY Replenishing Moisturizer
    all of which I would recommend without hesitation. I've been trying retinol recently but I'm not sure yet if that isn't too much for my skin added to the chemical exfoliant….

  18. For the double cleanse, I love to use Banila Co. clean it zero balm first and then use Cosrx good morning low ph cleanser! I highly recommend all CosRx products. They're so gentle and I have seen a difference when I incorporate them into my routine

  19. Hi Katelyn! This series is lovely, thanks so much! Im learning so much.
    I personally think ingredients are the most important element of things we put on our skin, and was wondering if you ever look into a products toxicity before trying it out? I am starting to use "ingredient decoding" tools- with a grain of salt- like the apps/sites EWG Skindeep and ThinkDirty. I am not familiar with different ingredients enough to know what I should aim for or avoid, but would love to hear your thoughts on resources like these that could help us as consumers make more body-friendly choices. Do you have an opinion to share?

  20. I have oily, sensitive, acne prone skin. I Quite like Paula's Choice Clear mattifying SPF 30. It's a watery sunscreen that is super light and doesn't break me out. I also love the combo of Paula's Choice Calm SERUM and Moisturizer for Normal to Oily skin. Soothing and light. If you are looking for emollient products, these are not it. I have oily skin so these are enough moisture for me.

    I also quite like 98% Aloe vera, specially the Asian brands that have glycerin, anti irritants and antioxidants (allantoin, green tea)They work as a gel moisturizer for nightime that is not comedogenic for the meantime while you find your HG products.

  21. There is a bacteria that lives in the skin which causes no problems until there is too much oil on the surface, and then they grow in number to problematic levels SOMETIMES. I have to look the name up, I don't remember anymore.

  22. Katelyn! I know you say people rarely have oily skin but I have such trouble! I have a balancing cream from korres that has pomegranate and the matching toner and cleanser. It was working great for me until I moved to New York, now my skin won't absorb my balancing cream, I'm constantly breaking out, my nose is so oily when I wake up I'm leaving oil on my pillow and I'm just an oily mess when I wake up! But somehow also my skin is more textured. I've tried exfoliating pads and I've tried the amore pacific enzyme peel but there's no LASTING results. My face is soft for like one day and the bottle says only to use a few times a week. I'm at the end of my skincare rope!

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