Clare Oparo, Blogger, Skincerely Clare

Clare Oparo, Blogger, Skincerely Clare

Hi.

Welcome to Skincerely Clare! A skincare blog for the African millennial who wants to clear acne and dark spots.

My current moisturizers while on Retin-A

My current moisturizers while on Retin-A

Moisturizing is an important step for any skin type. Double that if you are using retinoids. Moisturizing helps to heal and protect by keeping the water + oil content in the skin balanced.

My current moisturizers are:

My Current Moisturising Wardrobe

My Current Moisturising Wardrobe

Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Night Cream

This fragrance free cream has so much skin repairing goodness. Glycerin, squalane, borage seed oil, bisabolol, urea...all in a light gel cream texture that glides on the skin. It's perfect for those nights I just want to cleanse, moisturize and sleep.

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

I have found nothing else that heals and soothes irritated skin like this. Yesu! The moisturizing panthenol and soothing madecassoside in this really do the damn thing.

O’Bao Pure Baobab Oil

The only facial oil in my current routine. I love how soft my skin feels in the morning after using this the night before. It’s perfect for normal to dry skin. Give it a try and support a great Kenyan brand!

Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream

This is the perfect light AM moisturizer after a night of Retin-A. It has 74% snail filtrate. Snail is anti inflammatory and helps to heal wounds and light acne. It also absorbs really fast so I can slather sunscreen on top and not feel greasy. #Winning

Learn how to get Asian beauty to Kenya here.

Mizon Good Night White Sleeping Mask

On the nights I’m not using Retin-A, I still keep my brightening game on with this moisturizer that has niacinamide.

The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

I like to use a Vitamin C product every morning. Because: brightening. If I’m staying indoors all day, this moisturizer is perfect. It can leave me shiny if I use too much, but I don’t care, coz I’m indoors.

It also makes a great PM moisturizer when I'm not in the mood for the Mizon mask.

Learn how to get The Ordinary in Kenya here.

What moisturizers are you using while on retinoids? Let me know in the comments.

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