Playing catch up again with @peepingpomeranian's #abnewyearstashchallenge
😂 I'm doing Day 5: Toner/FTE and Day 6: Actives/Acids/Rx. I won't be having Day 7 FTEs/Essences/Serum/Ampoules because I don't have those in my routine yet. 🙊
🌷 Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Light
I use this hydrating toner in the AM after my BHA toner and before my snail emulsion. Sometimes in my PM routine too if I'm not doing actives and after sheet masking if my skin can still handle an additional hydrating layer. 😄
🌷 Salicylic acid + clindamycin toner from my dermatologist
This is my BHA step. I like the added clindamycin because it's a form of antibiotic.
🌷 Avene TriAcneal Expert Emulsion from my dermatologist
This is my AHA step. This is a nighttime moisturizer that contains Retinaldehyde, a more stable form of retinol, and , which supposedly works better than glycolic acid.
I really like the combination of this and my BHA toner because I saw results within a week. My acne and CCs were more manageable, acne wounds healed more quickly and hyperpigmentation faded faster (except for the ones on my cheeks... super stubborn 😒)
🌷 Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner
I was a Neutrogena girl before taking the full plunge to an AB routine. I don't use this anymore but I liked this before. I'm finishing this up by using this on my neck after cleansing at night. 😊