The fall and winter is hard on my skin. I always go through this yo-yo of needing to try new products to help my skin adjust to the new weather. My skin tends to look very dull and dry (and sometimes, blemish-prone) during these months and so, I like to find products that will help bring my skin back to life.
Using acids in your skincare routine may seem scary – but I assure you, its not! Acids are actually pretty crucial in your skincare, especially as you get older. They do the “dirty work” of skincare – you know, they shrink pores, smooth fine lines, and exfoliate.
Which Acids are in FARMACY Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum?
The FARMACY Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum has 14% acid – 10% AHA, 1% BHA, and 3% Flower Acids. It also has Honey and Hyaluronic acid. Here’s the full breakdown of these components:
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA): Helps fight free radical damage, signs of aging, and helps to resurface the skin.
– Lactic acid: Sensitive skin, anti-aging, restoring suppleness
– Glycolic acid: Anti-aging, dull skin, hyperpigmentation, blemishes
– Citric acid Fighting free radical damage, signs of aging
Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA): Targets oily, acne-prone skin, and refines pores
– Salicylic acid (from Willowbark): Targets oily and/or acne-prone skin
– Flower acids from Hibiscus Flowers: Helps exfoliate skin and reduce redness
– Honey and Hyaluronic acid: Best for dry/dehydrated skin. Helps plump the skin up to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
How to Use:
First, you’ll want to cleanse your skin. You want to ensure your skin is quite clean and clear of any makeup, grittiness or residue as this treatment will be on your skin overnight.
Once you’ve cleansed your skin, you’ll apply 1-2 pumps of the FARMACY Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum. Do not apply any of this product near your eyes or on your lips. The skin on your eyes and lips is very thin and sensitive and this acid would be too potent for those areas.
Once applied, allow it to sit on your skin and absorb in before applying a moisturizer. I do recommend you use a moisturizer after this product as acidic skincare products can dry out your skin.
Recommendation: I advise you start by using this product once weekly, if you have sensitive skin, and build up towards using it three times weekly.
Also, don’t be alarmed by the slight tingling sensation you’ll get when you first apply this product. I found that my skin tingled for about 5 minutes and that I did get some redness for about 20-30 minutes. In the morning, all signs of redness were completely gone and my skin just looked glowy, healthy, and hydrated.
This product is noted as being suitable for ALL skin types.
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