I have started Tretinoin 0.025 percent a few weeks ago ( retinoic acid) and I have been experiencing all the side effects: peeling, redness, sensitivity.So, to combat all of the aforementioned, I went back to an all-time favorite of mine, the true and trusted Rose de Vie serum by Dr. Sebagh.
First of all the name is a little deceiving as this is not a usual serum but rather a dry oil suitable for all skin types but especially beneficial for combo, dry and sensitive.It contains an array of antioxidants and vitamins thanks to the high amounts of organic rosehip oil, rose oil and wheat germ oil it contains plus an anti-redness complex.
As I said the texture is the one of a dry oil, it sinks in quite quickly into the skin but will undoubtedly leave a little sheen behind, which I personally love, but that my oily peeps might not appreciate.I have never broken out from this even now that I am pretty much bathing in it.I sometimes mix a drop or two with my foundation to give it that extra dewiness.
I find it extremely beneficial when used after A.H.A or any other exfoliants, after peels or laser treatments too, thanks to its soothing properties.
Oils are something I always incorporate into my skincare regime and this is one of the ones I love most: it does not come cheap as it retails for £129 but I find that a little goes a long way and normally a bottle lasts me about 4 months.( if you are strapped for cash and want to try a cheaper alternative I can recommend The Ordinary 100percentt cold pressed marula oil which retails for around 9 quid).
I am not a huge fan of fragrant oils though, as they usually broke me out ( decleor, for example, does break me out badly) but Rose de Vie is heavenly and I highly recommend it to anyone in need of extra hydration, extra nourishment, and extra dewiness.
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