Best beauty according to redditors

We found 65,232 Reddit comments discussing the best beauty. We ranked the 24,229 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/claufts · 1007 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

Reminds me of one of the funniest things I've ever read. The amazon reviews for 'Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200mL'.

Being a loose cannon who does not play by the rules the first thing I did was ignore the warning and smear this all over my knob and bollocks. The bollocks I knew and loved are gone now. In their place is a maroon coloured bag of agony which sends stabs of pain up my body every time it grazes against my thigh or an article of clothing. I am suffering so that you don't..."

Link to reviews here.

u/scumteam14 · 405 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


u/LaserHorse · 397 pointsr/AskReddit

An old school Safety Razor.

I've been using one for about 4 months and already saved a ton of money. Those disposable razors and razor heads are a total scam. Multiblades clog up and offer no benefit to the shave.

Smoother and healthier skin because the blade is always clean and always sharp.

A new blade cost me $0.10 and that is for a two sided blade.

I have only one regret in life. Making it into my 30's before discovering this.

u/nitt · 307 pointsr/

I have a solution.

Double edged safety razor: I use that one.

Blades: I use those at 17 cents a blade, but you can get much cheaper ones too.

This switch has saved me so much money and gives me a better shave. You will also want some shaving soap or cream with a brush. Enjoy

u/microseconds · 221 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

/r/wicked_edge has lots of great advice. I'll boil a lot of it down for you though..

  1. Stop using the 17-bladed nuclear-powered vibrating cartridge monsters with extra lubricating strip and kung-fu grip. Similarly, no electric shavers. They're really electric hair-ripper-outers. Not kidding. Kick it old school, like your grandfather. Look at a double-edge safety razor, or if you're really looking to go all-in, consider a straight razor.

  2. Think about your shaving cream. Does it come out of a can using aerosol? Maybe rethink that too then. Plenty of options out there that don't involve chemical-laden aerosol-propelled goo. You can even really turn the clock back with a cup/bowl/mug and brush setup to whip up a nice lather. I'm a fan of Taylor of Old Bond Street. But, I've also used DR Harris products, and they're quite nice as well. One of the side benefits of my former job was all the trips to London, so I could just stop into the ToBS shop on Jermyn Street. Sadly, those days are past, so I rely on the kindness of co-workers that still go over. :) It's easy enough to get their products in the US, it just costs a bit more.

  3. If you go the DE route, get a sample pack of different blades. Different blades work differently on different guys. For me, Derby blades are death. For others, they're amazing. For me, I work well with Astra, or can manage Feathers if I'm really careful (they're super sharp). My best blade though, has been a Personna medical prep blade.

  4. Shave in passes. Do a with-the-grain pass, followed by an across-the-grain pass. If you're really not there yet, you can add an against-the-grain pass, but that's a pretty advanced move. Remember - you're doing multiple passes. You don't need to remove every bit of hair the first pass. You don't press the razor into your face (as you're probably used to!). This razor has heft, and a blade that's really sharp. You're accustomed to a lightweight razor that has blades that are as dull as a hunk of cardboard compared to your garden variety DE blade.

  5. Use a quality aftershave. Try to avoid ones that contain alcohol, as it dries out the skin. I love the Nivea sensitive skin stuff. I can get it for way cheaper than that link shows at Walgreens, Target or Wegmans though.

    Many folks will try to sell you on the economics here, and how much money you'll save by shaving this way. While possible, it's not necessarily so. One can go bonkers and spend hundreds on the best gear if they wish. BUT, you don't have to.

    For me, I use a $30 brush from with a $5 mug from Target. My cream (ToBS Jermyn St) runs about $15 a tub, which lasts me probably 6-9 months. My daily shaver is a $30 Edwin Jagger, and my blades run about $30 for a 100-pack. I get 2-3 shaves from each blade.

    If you run the numbers, you'll likely come out ahead by going to DE, get better shaves, and have better skin as well. It sure was cheaper for me. I used to go through a cartridge a week. So, that's 4 carts a month. I was spending $30-ish every other month on 8-packs of cartridges, or about $3.75 per week. Nowadays, that's 2 blades a week, at ~$0.30/blade, that's $0.60/week in blades. That's a massive savings alone.

    You can do the ROI analysis for yourself. Take into account what you'd spend on shaving supplies, and calculate at which points the cost lines cross (ie break-even).
u/[deleted] · 145 pointsr/AskReddit

Tl;Dr OP delivers/is a faggot.

Haha, all right, I'll tell you everything I know. First, get these:

First, shampoo your groin hair with the strongest shampoo you can think off. The drier and fluffier the hair down there, the easier this is going to be.

Second, use the body hair trimmer while in the shower to get all the hair everywhere as short as you possibly can without making yourself uncomfortable. If you want to start above the dick, then start there to get accustomed to how the trimmer works then work your way to all the areas you wish to tame. I also shave my gouche etc, it's up to you. This will make the next part a lot easier.

Get some water and get it boiling hot. Then let it cool until you can touch it without seriously hurting yourself. The hotter the water the better but don't burn yourself. Now take the brush and soak it with the hot water. Then swish it around in the soap until you build up a nice foamy lather.

Lather that shit on there!

Here's the most time consuming part. You want to first go with the grain, shaving wherever you are first comfortable with. You want to use as small of an angle as you possibly can, I shave with the blade almost parallel to the skin. You do NOT push hard! It's a light grazing! LIGHT GRAZING! LIGHT! You use the weight of the head of the razor that is ALLLL the pressure you need! If it isn't enough pressure, increase the angle slightly.

EVERY time you pass by with the razor, you wash the blade in the water and apply new soap with the brush until you're satisfied. This keeps the soap and hair from clogging the blades and cutting something or ripping out a hair.

Always switch sides of the razor with each pass. This ensures near uniform wearing of the edges.

After you have passed by everything going with the grain, do the same against the grain. After you've done that, I go perpendicular to the grain for a grand total of three passes. Always cleaning the blade after every stroke, always re-soaping until you're satisfied.

After you've shaved everywhere, It's supposed to take a long time! Hurrying leads to awful bloody cuts! Then you LIGHTLY apply aftershave. It will always burn some, but not as much as it normally would! You whatever aftershave you have on hand.

For the balls, stretch out the skin as much as you possibly can and DO NOT APPLY PRESSURE! The same goes for the skin on your shaft if you have hair there.

Finally, baby powder that bitch! This will ensure you stay dry and clean and fresh all day!

At first, it will itch. There's no avoiding it. After you've shaved down there maybe 6 times, the itching will reduce until you don't notice it. ALWAYS USE A FRESH RAZOR! They're like less than 8 cents a piece, that's worth not having to worry about bleeding all over the inside of your pants!

And that's how I shave.

For those of you who don't have the time but still want to get the job done, here was an insightful post by reddit user: OftenStupid

Disclaimer: If you wish to ritualize some portion of your life, the above is wonderful and I can see how it would be very satisfying. However, If your goal is to shave your junk:

I'm with SuccumbedtoReddit, the guide reads like it was purposefully written for hipsters. What the fuck, a brush? a FUCKING BRUSH? Old-school decapitate-yourself razor?

Please, just get a decent razor like you would for say another part of your body that you do not wish to mutilate like say....ummm.. your face.

Use some warm water, you're in the fucking shower just turn the knob goddamn it.

Apply some shaving cream. No you won't make it, nor handcraft it nor pick it from the freshest cream-trees growing on the purest mountain tops. You'll go out and buy a can that reads "shaving cream" on the label. Apply cream. Fap, if the mood takes you there, as smearing warm creamy-like substances on your privates might do.

Shave. Apply some pressure. Shit, with most modern razors you can fucking hate-stab yourself with it without drawing blood. If you want to be cautious, start gently and proceed according to how much time you want to invest.

Wash it off, re-apply shaving cream, shave against the grain.

Trim the hair on the border between penis and belly, because no-one likes the "this area has been nuked from orbit" look.

Wash off, endure the itchiness for a day or two.

Play with yourself whenever and however you wish to, without the excuse that it's somehow a necessarry procedure.


You may have more nicks if you rush TOO much, but any nicks you get will be tiny and won't hurt or bleed that much. The above is more or less what I do when I'm in a rush, minus the shaving cream.

u/mwilke · 114 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Howdy, skin twin! This is what my skin looked like before I started taking care of it, and if I fall off the skincare wagon, that's what it goes back to.

The main issues here are that your skin needs some exfoliation, and you need both a source of moisture, and a way to keep it in.

With exfoliation, you have two options: physical and chemical. Physical exfoliation is stuff like facial scrubs, pore brushes, etc. It's a popular method, but it can be harsh to your skin. I like chemical exfoliation - specifically, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), which works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin and living skin, so the dead crusty bits can be gently washed off.

After that, you need to tackle the dehydration. Dehydrated skin gets that rough, uneven orange-peel appearance, and makes large pores more obvious. This is true even if your skin is oily - you can be oily and dehydrated at the same time, and dehydrated skin can actual trigger more oil production.

In addition to a moisturizer, you'd benefit from an occlusive to keep the moisture from evaporating, especially if you live in a dry climate or are exposed to air conditioning all day.

So here's a really basic routine you could try out. I use a lot of Asian products because they're cheap and work well, but you can find similar products local to you.

1. Oil cleanse

"Normal" face washes can be really drying, especially the ones marketed towards men, for some reason. If your face feels tight and plasticky after you wash it, your cleanser is to blame. I use an emulsifying oil cleanser.

You put it on your dry face, rub it around to get it to stick to the gunk in your pores, and then rinse with water, which makes it emulsify and become un-oily. Cool!

It doesn't actually have to be an oil cleanser - any hydrating, non-drying cleanser will work fine.

Some folks use a secondary cleanser after this, but unless you wear makeup, you probably don't need it, and it risks drying you out more.

2. Acid exfoliation

Now that you have a clean face, it's time to get rid of the dead stuff that makes your skin lumpy. For this, we'll use an AHA - I like this one from CosRX, even though it smells like dog piss on a mushroom.

This is a step you'll only do every other day, maximum. Start with every 2-3 days and go from there. Do this step at night, as AHA will make your skin less resistant to UV (more on that later).

Put a couple drops in your hands, massage it into your face, and then wait. It takes at least 15 minutes for the acid to fully break down that "glue" holding dead skin onto your face.

Rinse it off with water, dry, and move on to the next step.

3. Hydrating toner

The next thing you need is a thin moisturizer, something that can sink right into your skin to plump and de-leatherify it. These are typically going to based on hyaluronic acid, a "goo molecule" that your body uses in every squishy part of your body, from skin to eyeballs to bones. I like this one by Hada Labo, but there are good options from Klairs, Paula's Choice, etc.

Put a few drops on your hands and pat/squish into your face. Give it a minute to dry. If your face feels tight, you can repeat this step a couple times.

4. Ceramide lotion

Ceramides help to "waterproof" your skin from the inside, to prevent loss of all that moisture you just added. Cerave PM is pretty much the best bang for your buck - despite the "PM" in the label, you can use it day and night.

5 (Daytime). Sunblock

Before you go out for the day, you need sunblock. Damage from the sun is a huge contributor to crappy dehydrated skin, and now that you're exposing fresh new skin with the AHA, you're going to be even more sensitive to it.

Due to some weird laws surrounding what we can use in sunblock in the US and some other Western countries, it's likely that the only sunblock you can get in stores is that thick, oily, gross, white stuff.

The Japanese have the rest of the world pretty much beat when it comes to sunblock - Biore Aqua Rich is a solid choice, although you'll need something heavier for days when you're going to be sweating or swimming.

5 (Night). Occlusive

Now that you've done all this work to moisturizer your skin, you don't want it to just evaporate overnight. That's where an occlusive comes in - a thick outer layer that protects your skin and all the stuff you just put on it. Aquaphor is great for this.

So there you go - a solid starting routine! Try that out for a week and see if your skin doesn't start to look better - if you're not doing anything to your skin right now, you're bound to see some improvement with this.

Note that there is some risk of bad reactions whenever you're using new face stuff. The oil cleanser and lotion might give you a breakout of small white bumps, the AHA might feel to harsh and make your face red, you might be allergic to an ingredient in the toner, etc. If that happens, stop using everything, and start adding each item back into your routine slowly until you identify the culprit.

Good luck, and happy moisturizing!

u/Leisureguy · 92 pointsr/wicked_edge

Here are the basic advantages:

CARE OF SKIN - DE shaving, using lather, a good razor and blade, and good technique, is much kinder to your skin that the 5-blade, tug-and-cut scraping action of a Fusion. More details on request, but many guys have commented on how much their skin/acne/ingrowns have improved since making the switch.

QUALITY OF SHAVE - This will probably not be new information, but advertisements often do not provide reliable information. (Note the obvious conflict of interest, for example.) Quite frequently, guys who have made the switch find that their shaves are much better, an observation reinforced by the comments from significant other, children, and/or grandchildren that their face is not so scratchy as it used to be.

COST OF SHAVE - My blades cost 9¢ each and last a week. For $4.50, I get a year's worth of shaves. How much do you spend on Fusion cartridges in a year? Shaving soap and cream are also much less expensive than canned foam, besides being better, more fragrant, and more pleasurable.

QUALITY OF LIFE - DE shaving improves one's quality of life. Specifically:

Environmental benefits - These are obvious: much less landfill fodder and many fewer noxious chemicals involved in traditional shaving.

Personal benefits - This was the clincher for me: shaving went from a tedious, boring, hateful chore to a real pleasure, something I look forward to each morning and truly enjoy. It makes a significant psychological difference to begin the day with taking care of yourself while doing something you enjoy rather than hurrying through something you hate.

FWIW, I wrote a comprehensive introduction to DE shaving that answers these and many other questions. You can get much of the same info on the Internet (but not all, I believe), but the book provides an organized and consistent introduction and discusses the many choices and tradeoffs in equipment, supplies, and techniques. Check out the reader reviews to see whether you think it would help you.

The doubled edged safety razor in general costs substantially less than a staight razor. Indeed, the Silvertone razor is less than $3 and gives quite a good shave. (Check out this sub-$50 beginner kit for some specific recommendations). Of course, with a DE razor you have to buy blades (read this post on blades---they're not wh¢at you expect), but blades are cheap. I mainly use a brand that cost 9¢ per blade, which lasts about a week: around $4.50/year for the blades.

The problems with multiblade cartridges:

a. Expensive, so guys try to stretch their life, which means a lot of time they're shaving with a dull set of blades.

b. Effort: even if the blades are sharp, it requires some force to push (say) 5 blades through the stubble: cutting 5 blades' worth of stubble at a time means you encounter a lot of resistance. When cutting with a single blade, you find MUCH less resistance. (To minimize resistance the most, one would use a slant-bar razor, but I would recommend that as a second razor, once your technique is good.)

c. Pressure: when you're putting that much effort into cutting, you tend to press the cartridge against the skin, scraping away. That's why so many guys believe that they have "sensitive skin". Most of them don't: they have damaged skin. (Of course, some guys really do have sensitive skin, sometimes to the point of requiring medical intervention. But for most, the issue is damage rather than sensitivity.)

Take a look at my guide for more information and detail, if you think the read reviews warrant it. And when you start, avoid the four most common mistakes cartridge shavers make when switching to a DE razor.

Hope this helps.

u/Aozi · 75 pointsr/LifeProTips

As someone explained, ingrown hairs happen when the hair doesn't actually break the surface of the skin, the most common cause for them is shaving with poor gear or incorrectly. Basically you shave and instead of cutting the hair, the razor pulls it slightly out from the hair follicle before actually cutting it. So when the hair grows back, if it's even slightly off from it's previous position, there's a good chance it won't break through the skin and end up as an ingrown hair.

Some people also have naturally very curly hair which then ends up causing much more ingrown hairs than most others. If they just happen even without shaving then the issue is a bit more difficult to manage and there's actually very little you can do about it. However if they happen after shaving, then solution do exist.

I'm going to detail some things you can do about your shaving routine that should help with ingrown hairs.

First of all, get yourself a double edge razor. If you want something cheap you can get one for about 3$ from Amazon, for something a bit better and more expensive the Edwin jagger DE89 is an excellent razor. There are literally hundreds of other options out there, you can often find DE razors from antique shops, flea markets or just your parents/grandparents place. And vintage razors are often extremely good if they are in decent shape.

Next you'll need some blades, I recommend buying a sampler pack again this one is about 11$. The reason you want a sample pack is because certain blades work better for certain people, so you can try them out and find the blade that fits you.

Now why on earth would you spend the whopping 15$ on technology from 70's when you have the new gilette 20 blade razor that is supersharp technology masterpiece? Mostly because it's not supersharp, well..It kinda is but it won't stay that way. The problem is that blades go dull, and when blades go dull they don't cut well, when they don't cut well they tug the hair and you end up with ingrown hairs. The easy solution is to change the cartridge often, but the cartridges are really goddamn expensive so you don't want to do that. DE blades? You can get a years supply for 20-30$, change it every 1-3 shaves and you can ensure the blade stays sharp and cuts well.

Someone also suggested exfoliating the skin, but you can kill two birds with one stone. You can get yourself a shaving brussh, something simple like the Omega 10077 it's a good, cheap starter brush it's a bit on the harder side so you can easily use it to exfoliate your skin prior to shaving. With that you can get a tube of Proraso shaving cream which is leaps and bounds better than the stuff you get from a supermarket in a can. Then to top it off get yourself some nice aftershave to calm your skin after shaving.

Now you'll also need to change your entire routine a bit. Slap a blade on your new razor, fill your sink up with some hot water and let your brush soak in the water. While your brush soaks rinse the areas you want to shave with plenty of hot water, this helps to open up the pores and soften your hair prior to shaving. If you want you can use some pre-shave to try and keep the irritation to your skin to minimum. Now you'll need to prep some lather, you can use a bowl, your hand or just do it right where you want to shave Here's a good guide on what you can do. The basic idea is to make sure your brush isn't exactly dripping wet but still wet, get about an almond size drop of the shave cream, then just mix up the cream like you'd be mixing eggs, add drops of water if needed. Once you have some lather, apply it in the places you want. You should use rather brisk circular motions, these help to prop your hair up and makes them easier to shave. Applying cream with hands usually has the bad effect of pushing your hair flat on your skin which makes shaving harder.

Now you have some lather so you'll need to shave. There are two main things to keep in mind with a DE: Blade angle and pressure.

Basically there is an ideal blade angle and finding one will take some time. However there is an entire wiki page dedicated to this. The second one is pressure, with a cartridge razor you ten dto press it against your skin, because the blades are dull and you try to shave as well as possible. With a DE, you should not put any pressure on your skin. The blade is sharp enough to cleanly cut the hair with zero pressure. Getting a hang of it is gonna take a week or so, but once you do you will consistently get better shaves. And be sure to rinse your blade often with the water you have in your sink, you don't want too much cream clogging the blade up.

The basic three pass DE shave includes one pass with the grain of the hair, another across the grain and the final pass is done very carefully against the grain and only if needed or you absolutely want to do it. Shaving against the grain gives you the best shave, but also irritates your skin more and is much more likely to end up with reddish skin or small cuts. So you fist shave everything with the grain, then rinse, apply lather, shave across the grain, rinse, and shave against the grain if needed.

Finally rinse with cool water, dry yourself up and apply aftershave. For other post-shave products you can get yourself an Alum bloc. It's a natural astringent that closes up most small razor nicks. After your final pass and after rinsing your face, grab the block and just massage it on the areas where you shaved, then rinse your face again. Another excellent product is witch hazel. It's again an all natural skin care product, it helps to cool, refresh and revitalize your skin. You can also use it daily even if you don't shave. Personally I apply witch hazel after I rinse off the alum. Then wait a few minutes and apply after shave.

Doing all that should help to decrease skin irritation and reduce ingrown hairs. And those products are just a dip in he ocean, there are hundreds of soaps, aftershaves, creams and all manner of other things you can get cheap and easy. Check out /r/wicked_edge for more.

u/A_french_chinese_man · 73 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

First, I apologize for these english mistakes I will probably make in my post.
For the context I'm in my mid-twenties. And It didn't take me 5 years to cure from my acne but 8 years. (Because the oldest photos on my acne face have been taken 5 years ago.)
Album with B&A and products.
When did my acne appears ?
My acne appears during my last year of middle school. And it followed me until my master’s degree.
What's my skincare routine and what have I try before ?
I have tried many stuff.
1 - Roaccutane : Only few months, it was very difficult to stand this treatment.
Dry lips, random nose bleeding, tired etc. Very effective but as soon as I stopped the treatment my acne came back.
2 - Cutacnyl : Not very effective, at least for severe acne like mine.
3 - Honey mask : Not effective.
4 - Aloe vera : Not bad but I had to use it very consistently.
5 - Antibiotics : Acne came back after the treatment.
6 - Pills : pills like MSM, zinc, vitamin B, chromium picolinate. It worked quite well, to be honest they reduced my acne a lot but it came back when I stopped to take these pills so it wasn't the solution I was looking for.
My morning routine : I use a sulfur soap to clean my face and then I moisturize with a Cerave facial lotion. During the summer I use the Biore UV Aqua rich essence to moisturize and to use it as a sunscreen.
My afternoon routine (back from work) :
I wash my face with the same sulfur soap.
After the shower : Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
Before I sleep : Cerave lotion + tee trea.
Once a week : Green clay mask
What's my diet :
I completely stopped dairy stuff. I also stopped to drink soft drinks ( except when i'm eating something that have to be accompanied with a soft drink, like burgers, pastas ). So let's say a soft drink a week or a soft drink every two weeks at best.
I started to work out, bought a bench press bench, some weights and started to build a new body.
I started bodybuilding not only because I knew It could help me to reduce my acne but also because I had (and still today) some confidence issues. I'm proud to have made this decision (since i'm quite a lazy guy IRL).
And because I followed a meal plan, I ate more "green" stuff. Bunch of fruits everyday, like bananas, apples, tomatoes etc. Less sugar, more water.
I also drink green tea matcha and green tea with lemon on a daily basis.
Nothing new you can learn from me in this thread. Eat less dairy and sugar. More fruits, vegetables and tea. More sports.
I just wanted to let you know that even though you think it's impossible to get ride of your acne, because no matter what you do you don't see any improvements, all you need is consistency and having the desire to heal. Having the desire to heal is important because your psychology plays a big part in your healing. It will sound like some anime bullshit but you have to believe in yourself.
I had to deal with acne for 8 years, the first 3 years I thought It was just some temporary situation because every teenagers have that. But the years go by and I see no progress. I had no confidence in myself and It was very hard to go outside, even when I needed to buy groceries. Each day was difficult to live. In the subway, in the bus, when talking to people, to girls, all I wanted was to stay at home and cover my face with a green clay mask and tea tree and hoping that my acne would dissapear during the night. Everywhere outside of my home was a test that I had to face. Sometimes I asked a day off because I didn't want to go to work with my shitty face.
TL:DR : Green clay, Cerave lotion, Chromium picolinate, sulfur soap, working out, fruits, vegetables and tea and (trying) to enjoy life.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to ask me questions if needed.

u/jolla92126 · 70 pointsr/coolguides

I know everyone’s joking about r/popping but seriously some zits need to be lanced.

  1. Pierce top with a lancet.

  2. Squeeze junk out (preferably with the looped wire extractor).

  3. Apply salicylic acid (wipe with a Stridex pad).

  4. Apply a hydrocolloid bandage (Nexcare Acne Cover, or cut to size Dynarex Dressing).
u/chaimbo · 66 pointsr/funny

This is, for me, the finest Amazon review ever. It's quite British.*Version*=1&*entries*=0

u/MagnificentSyndicate · 64 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

You can get this stuff that comes in a nail varnish bottle that you brush onto your nails. It makes them taste like Satan's anus for about a week. Use it for a few weeks and you'll soon stop!

Another tip is to always have a nail file handy. I found that I bit my nails to try to smoothen them out, but always ended up making them worse. A nail file fixes that.

I used to bite my nails like mad, so I went to a pharmacy and bought some of the anus nail varnish. Now I only bite my nails when I have a cold for some reason, and I usually remember to put on a quick dab of the varnish when I notice I'm doing it. I'm not sure I'll ever have the habit entirely kicked, but I'm close enough at this point that it doesn't matter.

EDIT - here is some of the evil shit. It seems expensive, but lasts basically forever.

u/Gliste · 61 pointsr/gadgets

Solution: Buy a safety razor.

Blades cost as little as 10 cents each and last for 3-4 shaves. I have some that have lasted up to 20 shaves.

Learn more at /r/wicked_edge

Edit: if you're interested, check this kit out

Thanks /u/EmperorArthur

u/xArbilx · 60 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

When you shave against the grain the razor tugs at the hair in addition to slicing through it, pulling it a bit farther out of the follicle. This makes it much easier to get ingrown hairs and irritation on the skin.

Edit to elaborate on everyone else's experiences by adding my own: Using Mach 3s and all that newer stuff I always broke out on my neck. Switching to a safety razor(a big part of this is also finding the right blade brand for you skin, Feather was way too sharp for me and caused razor burn, I ended up going with Derby), using a badger hair brush and shaving soap and making my own lather, shaving while showering and your hair is moist and skin is warm from the steam, and rinsing with ice cold water after the shave are what I found work the best. Hard to nail down exactly what helped the most cause I switched to doing all that at the same time.

Safety Razor



Fogless Shower Mirror

Mug to make lather in


After Shave

Cold Water ;P (I honestly think rinsing with cold water for at least 15 seconds before putting on after shave is the most important part in avoiding irritation and ingrown hairs.)

u/toctami · 60 pointsr/pics

Get one of these. I bought this exact set from walmart for 7 bucks. Soap costs a buck or less to replace and lasts longer than a can of shaving cream. Also it feels better because you can use warm water to make the lather.

u/geektrix · 55 pointsr/Frugal

Best: Use shaving soap & a shaving cream whipping brush, and use a safety razor. After the initial investment the blades are much cheaper. And the body of the device will last a lifetime, unlike any modern razor.

u/psychie · 50 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

HYDROCOLLOID BANDAIDS. Trust me, I get these suckers all the time. Stick one on and it will suck the white head out. I buy these acne bandaids, but since you need something ASAP -- just go to Target (or CVS, etc.) and buy Hydrocolloid Blister Bandaids. Cut it up into whatever size you need (I cut it so it's a bit bigger than the pimple so I can peel it off afterwards). Stick that bad boy on and wait. If I'm in a rush, I wait an hour. If I'm not in a rush, I stick that on all day. Peel it off before I take off makeup/jump in the shower. It'll either suck the puss out or make it so you just need to push out the puss a bit. Trust me on this. They're a godsend.

*EDIT: You don't need to poke a hole in it. I'd say 90% of the time it just sucks it out for you. Some times it takes an extra day. Someone else said Mario Badescu Drying Lotion -- it does work, but not all the time like Hydrocolloid Bandaids work. I get huge cyst acne. The most I've had is 5 whiteheads on one cyst acne. I've pretty much controlled my skin.. for now.

u/kkeut · 49 pointsr/Showerthoughts

was scrolling down just to find this comment. switching to a safety razor changed my life for the better!

guys; seriously, try using a safety razor. you get a much better shave, and a much cheaper shave as well. you can get sample packs and figure out which blade works best for you too.

a good safety razor only costs $35 or so and will last a lifetime. once you figure out the brand of razor you prefer, you can get several years supply of those as well for very, very cheap.

I got these:

Merkur Long-Handled Safety Razor ($32.70)

Razor Blade Sampler Pack ($6.25)

u/Cananbaum · 48 pointsr/popping

It looks like dishydrotic eczema, which I've had for years.

For me, if I eat a lot of bread/gluten or potatoes I can break out or it aggregates it.

I found the rubbing witch hazel into my hands before bed and about halfway through my day helps considerably.

I provided a link to the stuff I use.

u/i_do_declare_eclairs · 45 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I failed to keep the mascaras I went through this year... my bad... But I always use Maybelline Lash Stiletto.

What have I learned? I should really tone down my purchases of products like eyeshadow palettes and blush palettes. It takes FOREVER to get through one. And yet I have so maaany.

Left row - Powders!

E.l.f. HD setting powder

Skinfood Peach Sake Powder x2

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Powder x5

Urban Decay Ultra Definition Pressed Powder x2

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Powder

Top row, left to right


Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Setting Spray

Smashbox Primer Water x2


Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence x3

Second row, left to right


L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte x2

Rimmel London, Lasting Finish Foundation x2

Giorgio Armani Luminous SIlk Foundation

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme - sample


L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara

Third row, left to right


Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, Jumbo size

Too Faced, Primed & Poreless

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer, Apricot

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer, Green

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

Coola, Daydream Mineral Primer

Benefit, Porefessional

Murad Invisible Perfecting Shield

Fourth row, left to right


Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish

Becca, Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Becca, Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

Maybelline master Hi-Light in Nude, discontinued, but still available on amazon

Fifth Row, left to right


Vitamin C serum x3

Vitamin C serum

Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream

Mizon Snail Eye Cream

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream

Mizon Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream

Corsx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

Corsx AHA Whitehead Power Liquid

Corsx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Caudaline Organic Grape Water - Guys I can’t find this shit anywhere. Did it get discontinued/ replaced?

Thayer’s Witch Hazel Toner

Bottom row, left to right


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Stockholm

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm, Nourishing Nude

Buxom FUll-On Lip Cream, Mudslide

Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream, Rose Julep

u/d4m1t · 44 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've finally resisted the temptation to spend money and change my routine that works. I am 22 y/o guy with very oily skin & I sweat a lot - which is usually what causes my breakouts. I also love these products because they're (mostly) readily available from stores in Australia.

Derma Sukin Daily Hydrating Wash - AM & PM. This stuff is so cheap, and very gentle. It has an almost identical texture to Cetaphil, only makes me feel less dry.

Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil - PM, before Sukin cleanser. My holy grail oil cleanser. This stuff is liquid gold, it's excellent for blackheads and a really deep clean. I feel like wake up with noticeably softer skin.

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum - AM/PM after cleansing. It's a very hydrating serum that I feel has reduced a lot of the redness from my acne scars. It's kind of expensive-ish so if you guys have any alternatives hmu!

The Ordinary, The Buffet - AM, after serum. This is stuff of miracles. This stuff has really helped the texture of my skin, and I only use a drop each morning.

Neutrogena Water Gel - AM/PM, mixed with TO Hyaluronic Acid. Cheap, doesn't break me out, good for Australian heat, and my sweaty face. I don't think I need much more until it gets dry and cold eventually.

The Ordinary, Hyaluronic Acid + B5 - AM/PM mixed with Neutrogena moisturiser. Cheap, hydrating, effective & mixes really well with my moisturer. I tried the Marine Hyaluronics one and thought it did nothing. The Hada Labo one was also good but harder to pick up in stores.

The Ordinary, 30% AHA + BHA 2%]( - PM, once a week. I prefer this stuff over the stridex pads or any other AHA/BHA I've used as it's less irritating on my skin. Really helped with acne scarring and prevents cystic acne breakouts. Kind of annoyed you can't get it in stores in Australia anymore though.

La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF50*]( - AM, final step. I feel like I'm yet to find a sunscreen my skin LOVES, but this one does the job and doesn't break me out. It's kinda expensive but it lasts for a while.

u/logmeinbro · 43 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Most guys will be fine with a non-adjustable razor like Merkur 34C, for ~$30-40 less, especially if they're new to using safety razors.

u/ShamrockAPD · 43 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Read the top review.

If I pasted it right, should be about hair removal veet on a dudes balls

Also- you’re going to laugh a lot. So make sure you’re not drinking anything.

u/__hellonurse__ · 42 pointsr/tifu

It is totally a thing! Just check out these awesome reviews !!

u/phedre · 41 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Wall of text incoming, along with the products that work for me. YMMV with individual products, of course!

All of these are just what I use, and all have alternatives that may work better for you and/or be cheaper. This has evolved over the past two years, I didn't just pick all this up at once and start throwing it on my skin - start slow, and see how your skin adjusts to each step for a week or so before moving onto another product.

I do my "skin routine" morning and evening, with some variations depending on how much time I have and what time of day it is.

First, hydration. Looks like you've taken care of that one! Water, water, and more water is what helped the most. I go through roughly 3L of water at work if not more, plus more once I get home.

Second, I never use foaming cleansers. I cut out anything with foams, and went with a two step cleansing process: first, oil cleansing (I use Banila Clean It Zero) to get rid of the bulk of my makeup. Then I follow with a cream cleanser (Guerlain Lait de Beauty, but there are MANY more affordable options out there).

Then I use a toner. But not the stripping, Sea Breeze type toner, a moisturizing one. Currently using HadaLabo Hyaluronic Lotion. Don't let the "acid" fool you - hyaluronic acid is extremely moisturizing.

Every 3-4 days in the evenings, I use a chemical exfoliator (NEVER physical, my skin can't take it) in the form of a BHA and AHA. BHAs remove gunk from pores, AHAs strip dead skin. Both mine are from cosrx:

Some people leave them for 20 minutes, I don't have the patience, I just go right into the next step and add a sheet mask. If you're new to actives, this will be too often - do them once a week, max.

Then the fun part - sheet masks. I looove sheet masks. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Anything with Hyaluronic acid is my go to. My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid is a staple. I let that sink in while doing whatever around the house. I do one of these a few times a week, every night if I can.

Then I go onto moisturizing. I have a variety of serums, essences, and oils that I use depending on how dry my skin feels, but my basic routine goes:

If my skin is extra dry, I add in an extra moisturizing step here. I use Miss Flower and Mr Honey in summer, Scinic All in One honey ampoule in winter. Or sometimes I use Guerlain Face Treatment Oil.

If my skin is red, I add in CosRX Snail 96 to help control it.

Separate eye cream, ALWAYS. Right now I'm loving Clarins Super Restorative eye cream.

Then the big moisturizers:

History of Whoo Jinyul Essence

History of Whoo Jinyul Cream

Final step for day, sunscreen - Biore Watery Essence SPF50 for daytime. Skipped at night for obvious reasons.

For the night routine, before bed I apply one of these masks:

CosRX Honey Mask

CosRX Rice Mask

Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Mask

These give extra moisture at night while you're sleeping.

Again, this is not something that happened overnight - I can almost guarantee if someone takes this list and throws it all at their face at once, they'll end up a mess. I added things slowly.

If I was going to recommend an order, I'd go with this:

  • If you're using a foaming cleanser, replace it with a cream cleanser the next time it runs out. No need to waste things.

    Wait a week.

  • Add a GENTLE AHA. This will help remove dead skin and reduce dryness. Just once a week, no more.
  • Add a Hyaluronic acid sheet mask, like the MBD one. It's affordable, and relaxing.

    You could swap the above two if you have a lot of cleanser left.

    Wait a week.

    Once you're used to those, add an essence. Something very moisturizing and rich.

    Wait a week.

    Look at adding in a sleeping pack.

    From there, pick what you'd like to address and add them in.

    I know it's a lot to take in, so if you have specific questions about any of this, just ask.
u/OhTheSweetTea · 39 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Assuming you were using 'CeraVe in the tub' (I had awful clogged pores with it too), their PM moisturizer is actually wonderful!

u/Gracieloufreebushin · 37 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yes! I second hyaluronic acid. I've been using Hada Labo in the mornings after cleansing and before moisturizing. It makes a world of difference!

u/analogy_4_anything · 37 pointsr/WTF

I did this for years, but finally managed to stop.

What I did was I gave my hands something to do, I lotioned the CRAP out of them, since that helps them heal and keeps them from getting dried out and easier to pick at. And just try to be conscious of it and stop whenever you can. Eventually you'll grow out it... mostly. I'll still pick at my hands when I get very nervous, but there's nothing there so it's mostly fruitless.

And don't make fun of her. I kept going because people ridiculed me and it made me keep going. No one helped, hell, my brothers used to show it to their friends just for a laugh. I became a freak show.

If you need a good lotion, I recommend this one.

It's the only lotion I've used that actually made a difference. Most others just don't heal fully.

u/Einsteins_coffee_mug · 36 pointsr/whatisthisthing
u/bestlifebear · 36 pointsr/beauty

Seche Vite top coat works wonders and drys insanely fast. I think it’s cheaper on amazon than at beauty supply stores. seche vite

u/mcarrode · 36 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have coarse hair. If I shave with cheap disposable razors the same thing happens to me. Look into a safety razor. You can replace the razor itself for like 8$ for 100 razors, it's much easier, cheaper, and more comfortable for me.

My routine- shave in the shower. I bring in a clean cloth that I heat up with hot water, wring it out, and apply to my neck. This softens up your hair a little bit and makes shaving easier. I use some over the counter shaving cream, but Tend Skin Air Shave Gel works amazing, but it is a little pricey. I recommend that you only shave along with the grain of your hair for now, you'll see less irritation that way. Once your irritation has calmed down you can shave against the grain. At the end of my shave I'll shave once against the grain to get a closer shave. Rinse with cool water when you're done shaving.

You need to moisturize after shaving, get an after shave cream to help your skin out. I've been using Marlowe post shave lotion that I got at Target.

I hope this helps. You can try with your current supplies what I recommended and see if it helps. Biggest tips think would be to change your razors frequently, put a hot damp cloth on your neck before shaving, and shaving along the grain. Oh and get an after shave.

PM me if you have any questions. :)

u/biggestlittlepickle · 35 pointsr/xxfitness

Seche Vite, girl. Seche Vite.

u/Mu574f4 · 31 pointsr/wince
u/onigiri815 · 31 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Product name: Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM

Price (range): AUD23.22 | $7.87 |

Country of purchase: Australia

Skin info: Combination, acne prone

Ingredient list: COSDNA ingredient list analysis

Special info: Contains Ceramides which are great for skin health and barrier repair, also contains niacinimide

Experience & opinion: Like all acne prone combo to oily folk I was suspicious of moisturisers. After flirting around here and r/asianbeauty I finally asked my mum to pick me up a bottle while she was in the states and I haven't looked back since

The product is very light, almost more gel like than creamy. It moisturises well for my combination skin and sinks in very fast as well. I also find it makes a killer base for my makeup in the evening as it really preps the face without adding extra slick. It doesn't break me out and really helped to get rid of flakey patches on my face as well as helping my skin bounce back from some minor exfoliation. I fond with regular daily use, my skin just looked happier. It's hard to get more detailed than that

u/atomheartmama · 30 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

have you checked out /r/AsianBeauty much yet? their philosophy might be a good fit for you as AB routines often involve layering of several moisturizing/hydrating products, many of which are not necessarily cream or lotion but more gel-like. so i'd poke around there as well! for instance, the Hada labo gokujun lotion is a popular product for holding in moisture due to the hyaluronic acid. although if you definitely can't use butylene glycol without issue, that specific product may not be good for you. unfortunately its a very common ingredient in skincare products :( i'm sure there's some good options without it though!

in the meantime, if you're really that flaky, i'd personally cut back on the aha/bha/retinol/tretinoin and get back to applying your oils after cleansing more often to give your skin a break. you could even add something like vaseline over the oil to act as an occlusive.

u/sassXcore · 30 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Here is the Skincare Addiction sunscreen guide post, although it's a bit confusing. I found this Skinacea page to be much more helpful and to make much more sense when I was looking into sunscreens. Also look at the related links at the top of the page for more descriptions about what you need in a sunscreen. You should have something that's at least SPF 30.

I have skin that's really difficult to please with sunscreen. Sunscreen either clogs my pores or burns my sensitive skin. My skin is also combination/oily and acne prone. There are chemical sunscreens, physical sunscreens, and ones that use both chemical and physical blockers. Here's a helpful side-by-side comparison. The combination ones are generally suggested as the best for skin protection, but sometimes people react badly to various ingredients and the most important thing is the sunscreen provides broad spectrum, photostable protection. It's mostly about trial and error until you find something you like.

As far as the ones I've personally tried...

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen in SPF 55 felt really good going on. It only got a little greasy around my nose, but otherwise was dry. It seems like a number of people here like it for a drugstore sunscreen, but I broke out after a few days of using it.

I like MaryKay's SPF 30. It goes on dry and has a bit of a fragrant scent, so it doesn't smell like sunscreen. I've used this at the beach for many summers, though I'm going to try out some other sunscreens because I'm worried that it'll clog my pores if I use it daily. I think I may need an only physical sunscreen.

A lot of people here like the Elta MD sunscreens, which are a little pricier. People tend to recommend the UV Clear SPF 46 on this subreddit. I just ordered their UV Physical SPF 41, though I haven't tried it yet. It's important to note that the physical one is tinted, so it probably works best on more fair skin.

I'm no expert on sunscreens, but this is the info that I've researched and that's been provided by the subreddit. Thank goodness for /r/SkincareAddiction, amirite?

u/rook218 · 29 pointsr/malelifestyle

Join the sixty cent shave club

Buy one of these

Then one of these

And for 45 dollars, you will have enough razors to last for two years.

And it is 15 dollars for every two years thereafter.

u/GoldenGonzo · 29 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

For anyone not in the know, 200 organic Japanese, non-bleached cotton pads, $6.15 from Amazon.

Yes, 200 pads for 6 bucks. I've been using this exact brand for the last two months and the cotton is great.

u/Bleedthebeat · 27 pointsr/AmazonTopRated

Personally, I think the top review for Veet for Men was way funnier than any of the ones on this list.

u/nomnommish · 26 pointsr/Unexpected

I first heard "meat and two veg" in this Amazon review of veet hair removal cream for men

> After having been told my danglies looked like an elderly rastafarian I decided to take the plunge and buy some of this as previous shaving attempts had only been mildly succesful and I nearly put my back out trying to reach the more difficult bits. Being a bit of a romantic I thought I would do the deed on the missus's birthday as a bit of a treat.
> I ordered it well in advance and working in the North sea I considerd myself a bit above some of the characters writing the previous reviews and wrote them off as soft office types...oh my fellow sufferers how wrong I was. I waited until the other half was tucked up in bed and after giving some vague hints about a special surprise I went down to the bathroom. Initially all went well and I applied the gel and stood waiting for something to happen.
> I didn't have long to wait. At first there was a gentle warmth which in a matter of seconds was replaced by an intense burning and a feeling I can only describe as like being given a barbed wire wedgie by two people intent on hitting the ceiling with my head. Religion hadn't featured much in my life until that night but I suddenly became willing to convert to any religion to stop the violent burning around the turd tunnel and what seemed like the destruction of the meat and two veg. Struggling to not bite through my bottom lip I tried to wash the gel of in the sink and only succeeded in blocking the plughole with a mat of hair.
> Through the haze of tears I struggled out of the bathroom across the hall into the kitchen by this time walking was not really possible and I crawled the final yard to the fridge in the hope of some form of cold relief. I yanked the freezer drawer out and found a tub of ice cream, tore the lid of and positioned it under me.
> The relief was fantastic but only temporary as it melted fairly quickly and the fiery stabbing soon returned .Due to the shape of the ice cream tub I hadn't managed to give the starfish any treatment and I groped around in the drawer for something else as I was sure my vision was going to fail fairly soon.I grabbed a bag of what I later found out was frozen sprouts and tore it open trying to be quiet as I did so.I took a handful of them and tried in vain to clench some between the cheeks of my arse.
> This was not doing the trick as some of the gel had found it's way up the chutney channel and it felt like the space shuttle was running it's engines behind me. This was probably and hopefully the only time in my life I was going to wish there was a gay snowman in the kitchen which should give you some idea of the depths I was willing to sink to in order to ease the pain.
> The only solution my pain crazed mind could come up with was to gently ease one of the sprouts where no veg had gone before. unfortunately, alerted by the strange grunts coming from the kitchen the other half chose that moment to come and investigate and was greeted by the sight of me, arse in the air, strawberry ice cream dripping from my bell end pushing a sprout up my arse while muttering..." Ooooh that feels good ".
> Understandably this was a shock to her and she let out a scream and as I hadn't heard her come in it caused an involutary spasm of shock in myself which resulted in the sprout being ejected at quite some speed in her direction. I can understand that having a sprout farted against your leg at 11 at night in the kitchen probably wasn't the special surprise she was expecting and having to explain to the kids the next day what the strange hollow in the ice cream was didn't improve my status...So to sum it up Veet removes hair, dignity and self respect...:)

u/yoinkmasta107 · 26 pointsr/LifeProTips

Mavala Stop. It's basically a foul-tasting clear polish that you put on your nails once every couple of days. It basically stops you from subconsciously biting your nails. Took me 2 or 3 weeks to break the habit but it came back a few months later after I stopped using it.

u/neuro_neurd · 26 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Based on the Beginner's FAQ, I started using the Cerave foaming wash and moisturizing cream and my skin is doing MUCH better. I have oily, somewhat acne-prone skin. I was also using the apricot scrub but I don't miss it AT ALL. The Stridex pads and occasional use of AHA pads pads a couple times a week have served to exfoliate and treat breakouts better than St Ives scrub. I feel like a bit of a success story so I recommend trying out some new products if you feel like your skin condition could improve.

u/fraggedears · 26 pointsr/popping

If you don't want to apply new products without testing, you could use sterile lancets and then pop a hydrpcolloid bandage over it. /r/skincareaddiction may have some feedback too. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

u/PuddleOfSunshine · 25 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yay, dehydrated skin buddies! My faithful standby is Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, a hyaluronic acid packed liquid that you pat into your skin after cleansing, also my gateway drug to Asian beauty products. The moisturizer I've been liking the most for summer is Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer, which has a lighter texture than you'd think from the name. In winter when my skin is more dry I really like Clinique DDML because it's a bit more emollient. I also use a face mist of about 5% glycerin in 95% distilled water between skincare layers or during makeup application if my skin is feeling extra dehydrated. It helps everything to sink in nicely. Oh, and sheet masks! The other AB gateway drug. :) They're like a drink of water for your face.

If you're interested in more information about specific humectants, take a look at the dehydrated skin link under skin concerns in the sidebar.

u/savvyblackbird · 25 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

The other two hilarious reviews are for Veet men's hair remover cream and the 72 pack of kleenex written by the mother of teen boys.



u/Apples-and-kitties · 25 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh gosh that routine sounds quite drying.. The tea tree oil could be burning your skin and I'm not sure about using vinegar straight in your skin... Water doesn't dilute the tea tree oil or the vinegar, it's just floating around it. You are basically putting household cleaner on your face. The excess oil your skin is producing could be because it's stressed and dehydrated and you've damaged your moisture barrier. I'd stop both of them immediately and start looking for some soothing healing products and try and baby your skin back to health. If you want to learn more about your moisture barrier and why it's important this is a super in depth and helpful article -

To address each of your concerns:
-blackheads and sebaceous filaments can be helped with BHA products BUT these will only damage your skin further, I'd get it back to good health before adding this in. Eventually you could try something like this routine (which I do once a week) - but seriously it will make your skin worse for now, it's better to wait till its in a better condition.
-spots around your mouth I'm really not sure about sorry. Ingredients like niacinamide (sp?) or alpha arbutin could help but I'm really not sure.
-small bumps could be fungal acne, try googling a bunch of images and see whether any look familiar. If you think it is fungal acne here's two good resources on what ingredients/products to avoid - and
-sensitive skin - as you start trying new products keep track of what makes you more sensitive so you can pinpoint your triggers and learn to avoid. It'll be a painful process but you'll get there in the end I promise. I have a very basic spreadsheet to track what I buy, how long it lasts and how my skin reacts. If there's a few different things flaring up your skin you can cross check ingredients to work out exactly what sets you off and avoids products with that in it. It'll be a long process but you've got many more years to live in your skin & it'll be worth it.

Now in terms of what I suggest you should do here's my two cents... Stop everything you're currently doing and focus on gentle hydration, hydration, hydration. Take it all with a grain of salt though, I'm no expert, just a gal trying to get her skin looking good and staying healthy. As you've got sensitive skin you might find it quite hard to find your holy grail products so I'd recommend getting sample sizes and patch testing excessively to try and reduce the effects of products your skin disagrees with. I put a small dab on my neck, cheek & eyelid for at least a week, although two weeks is the gold standard.

Specific things:
Coconut oil has a reputation for breaking people out, but if it's working for you keep going. If you want to try something else mineral oil is supposedly pretty non reactive. I personally use the pricey shu uemura cleansing oil which is my to die for product if you can justify the $$ (££) -,default,sc.html
I think a more hydrating moisturiser would make a big difference, the stratia liquid gold is known for helping repair damaged moisture barriers - gold. The Dr Jart+ ceramidin cream is also super hydrating, I'm working up to dropping the $s on that again - The Cerave PM is very highly regarded as a gentle moisturiser too - I also tried this brand once when a friend had it and it was very gentle -
You could also consider adding in another hydrating product after oil cleansing before your moisturiser. Hyaluronic acid is super hydrating, it's molecules can hold like 6 times their weight in water. Hadalabo is a popular brand with a few variations on a HA "liquid" this is the most popular one - There's a premium one that is more hydrating that I'm about to start using once I'm done with the regular one -
Snail is a nice soothing product if your skin doesn't react to it (it might! Get a sample and patch test) this is a nice one I slather all over my skin -
Honey is another nice soothing ingredient, there's lots of options you could try some regular ole honey on your face to see if it reacts. I'm using this product at the moment although I think it might be breaking me out so I'm taking a few weeks off in case - I don't have oily skin though, so it might be too much for you.
Facial oils could work for you, rosehip gets a generally good rap. You can use on its own or mix into a moisturiser to make it more hydrating. Google facial oil and try out ones that seem like they'll suit your skin.
I talked about niacinamide earlier, the ordinary has a nicanimade + zinc serum which is quite nice and VERY good value -
Sunscreen is always critical in skin health, you might struggle to find one for your sensitive skin, but if you can find a moisturiser try a sunscreen in that range. And if in doubt try Japanese, they do the nicest. I use this one which is alcohol heavy but very light overall -

If I was you I'd stop everything but the oil cleanse and find a veeery gentle, very soothing moisturiser and just do the two of them for a few weeks and see how that goes and slowly add in other things. You only need to oil cleanse at night, in the morning a splash of water should be fine. If you're not wearing make up its still worth cleansing off your sunscreen and the general pollutants of the day, go for a low PH cleanser to be more gentle with your skin. I use this foaming one - I've seen other redditors with sensitive skin prefer milk cleansers eg Please no more tea tree!

As you can probably tell from the products I've suggested I use a more Asian skin care regime which really works for me. It focuses on hydration and being gentle with your skin. It can get very complex but doesn't have to be. I started with an oil cleanser and now two years later I have a hydrating toner, essence, serum and ampoule... not all necessary but all I enjoy! If you want to know more here's a good start:

Good luck with your skin! No quick fixes unfortunately just lots of trial and error and eventually you'll get there. I think without the stripping tea tree and vinegar & with a repairing moisturiser you should see some improvements pretty quickly. Stick with it even if it doesn't. Research other people's routines, learn about what different ingredients do, how your skin works etc. Definitely not wasted time, eventually you can help others on reddit :)

u/StevenMC19 · 24 pointsr/Frugal

Some comparison math for those wanting to see the numbers right now:

All from, and the cheapest I could find at a decent quality...

  • Gillette Fusion Pro Glide w/ Flex ball and two blade refills: $10.59
  • Gillette Fusion razor blade refills, 12 count: $40.99


  • Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor w/ guard, w/ 1 platinum-coated double-edged razor: $29.85
  • Personna Double-edged Razor Blades, 100 count: $14.54

    Already, the totals are: Fusion, $51.58 and the safety razor, $44.39.

    Now, let's shave.

    I'm not including cream or soap, since that's a preference for people, and can change prices drastically for what people use. Personally, I use absolutely nothing; water works just fine and I don't break out at all like I would if I applied some sort of substance on my face prior to scraping it off.

    We'll give Fusion the benefit of the doubt as well, by getting THREE shaves out of a single blade. The double-edged razors, we'll toss out after every shave (yup, double-edged or not, resharpened or not, one and done for this experiment). We're going to shave twice a week. That's 104 times a year (I wanted a figure close to 100, because I like that number).

    Fusion: One razor, 35 blades (three shaves per blade). That's three packs of replacement blades, totaling out to 38 blades including the two that come in the starter pack...$10.59 + ($40.99 x 3) = $133.56. You can go an additional nine shaves before having to buy another replacement pack.

    Safety razor: One razor, 104 blades (one shave per blade). That's two packs of replacement blades, totaling out to 201 blades including the one that comes in the starter pack...$29.85 + ($14.54 x 2) = $58.93. You can go an additional nine...ty-seven shaves before having to buy another replacement pack.

    The craziness is that even after giving as much home field advantage to Fusion as I could, they still cost over $70 for the first year. Realistically, you can get a lot more shaves out of the single-blade, double-edged razors which increase the longevity of a single replacement pack. If treated properly, one 100pk can last over three years. Those "moisture" strips on blades today last maybe a shave, and they're just about worthless afterwards; hairs constantly get stuck in between the blades and are difficult as fuck to remove, thus causing frustration or added swipes to get all the hairs off your face; and these added technologies like a swivel head, vibrating shaft, lubrication spitting spout, or rotating super ball does nothing differently than what you've already learned how to do with the contours of your own face and how the products treat your skin, rendering these features completely redundant.

    It's a no brainer.

    Edit: Oops, messed the links up. FIXED NOW!

    Edit edit: I just want to state that I am in now way shunning the use of the pro glide if it works for you. If you have found a way to increase the longevity of those blades, and you prefer them to any other blade, then by all means, continue to shave with what you like best. This price comparison is to show to those one the fence about trying a new method, or are searching for new methods to save a couple bucks, that there is an alternative. This formula is very basic, and doesn't contain all the variables that go with shaving (i.e. sharpening blades, the actual amount of shaves you can get from a single cartridge, a high quality durable electric pre-shave, hair growth and thickness). This is just to show that the single blade product at its most basic level is a much cheaper solution to shaving needs.
u/kaukauandkilos · 23 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I like to use these Japanese scrub towels! They are pretty rough so they exfoliate well and are long enough so you can clean your back.

u/theoatogo · 22 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Make a dermatologist appointment, but in the meantime try these:

u/psychoticguy · 21 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor by Merkur

I have this one, and it's great

u/organometal · 21 pointsr/AskReddit

After reading about it on reddit, this.

u/yogapantsareforever · 21 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sorry, what's TCA? A tca peel? If you're new to skincare please don't try a TCA peel to start with!! They are very strong and deep, I honestly don't recommend anyone do them at home ever. But especially not someone w/o extensive experience with peels. A gentle lactic acid peel is a great way to start out with them.

MUAC is a great choice for peels (I promise this is legit!) This is a good one to start with I recommend purchasing the sample kit, in my experience they last a super long time and you get to see if it'll work out for you.

And this is a good HA serum. You can check out the reviews on amazon too. Others might have more recommendations as well.

u/sykilik101 · 21 pointsr/AskMen

This Salux wash cloth. Best damn wash cloth I've ever purchased. Would 100% wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. The level of clean and soft I feel after a shower with this thing is ridiculous.

u/locus-caeruleus · 20 pointsr/AskMen

Sure thing! I wear very little makeup myself and like to think good skincare is a way to avoid "needing" makeup since the whole idea of makeup is just to enhance what you've already got going on.

Just for your consideration, I am 27 and white with normal to oily, fair/freckled skin. I am also about to sound like I am sponsored by CeraVe. Sadly I am not, but I fully enoucourage everyone to try them as they are a very gentle, high quality, and affordable line of skincare products.

Morning Routine

  1. Cleanse with CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser.

  2. Tone with Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera. This toner is soothing, hydrating and makes your pores appear smaller. I apply with a cottonball and swipe it all over my face. Doing this also helps remove any makeup/sleep-crust/day-grime from your face that didn't come off when cleansing. Lots of toners advertise that they are pH balancing but don't actually have a pH low enough to accomplish this. I.e., do not spend $18 on a toner.

  3. One pump of the Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum I recommended to OP. Vitamin C has been absolutely amazing for my face and has really evened out my skin tone. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that can stabilize free radicals, which helps prevent skin damage (skin damage = wrinkles and sagging). This product also contains hyaluronic acid, which is very hydrating. Applying acids to your face sounds scary, but fear not. The ideal skin pH is relatively acidic at around 5.5.

  4. CervaVe AM Moisturizer with SPF. Always wear SPF during the day, even if you're going to be inside all day or it's cloudy out or whatever. Makes sure you're applying this to your neck as well. I use four pumps.

    Night Routine

  5. Cleanse with CervaVe Hydrating Cleanser above.

  6. Just after cleansing and while my face is still moist, I exfoliate with crushed aspirin. I use Bayer Back & Body because it contains both aspirin and caffeine. Aspirin has salicylic acid, which prevents and treats acne, and caffeine is antinflammatory and reduces both redness and dark circles. I do not suffer from a lot of acne -- when I do it is hormonal or stress-related. Since I started using this method to exfoliate at night any pimple that I get is gone within two days and with none of the redness and irritation I experienced in the past. Anyway, I just finely crush two Bayer tablets in a small ziplock bag and add a few drops of water to make a thick paste. Apply to the face using gentle, circular scrubbing motions. I typically then get another pump of the Cerave Hydrating Cleanser and continue to gently scrub for a minute before rinsing this off.

  7. Tone with Thayer's as mentioned above.

  8. Vitamin C serum mentioned above. I apply more at night -- three to four pumps.

  9. I sometimes use a retinol cream at this point, but that's overkill if you're just getting into skincare. If you do eventually start using one, apply after you cleanse, tone and add serum but before your moisturizer. Do not use retinol during the day as it can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

  10. Four pumps CeraVe PM Moisturizer. I adore this shit; the consistency is amazing. I could be told it was made with aborted dolphin fetuses and I'd still use it.

    Sorry for the novel.
    TLDR: Cleaser, toner, vitamin C serum, moisturizer. Aspirin mask at night, always SPF in the day. Try CeraVe.

    Edit to say holy shit, gilded for nerding out over skincare? Thank you!!
u/jackmikel518 · 20 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I know it’s not AB but this is my go to for my hands during the winter months O’Keeffe’s you should try it out if you haven’t yet.

u/palex · 20 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

Sounds like you need Seche Vite. Completely dry in 5 minutes :)

u/Tosi · 19 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Nail biter of twenty years here, abruptly stopped after using this horrid stuff -- use it long enough and it will seriously curve your addiction. I have tried many others but this the real deal. Mostly odorless and invisible -- at first I was dowsing my finger with a heavy coat and it was a little glossy. I didn't make that mistake more than a couple times, this stuff is strong so it only requires a quick brush or you'll get a mouthful of bitter when eating any kind of finger food. Nail biters of reddit, if you have the slightest inkling of motivation to stop, buy this shit.

u/Mhayumi · 19 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have combination skin.

I wash my face with Cetaphil Cleanser in the morning and then I put Shiseido Matifying Moisturizer, after that I put Biore Sunscreen (I'm still new to this product, I've been trying out alot of sunscreen products because my skin has been overly sensitive and for some reason I might be allergic to sunscreen lotion T_T), before this I just use Skin79 BB Cream and an umbrella whenever I go out, after the bb cream I put on shiseido foundation and then mascara and lip gloss.

For night: I use Neutrogena make up remover wipes, and then Pond's Cleanser, Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner and then Neutrogena Moisturizer And then Shiseido Eye Cream.

I also use Pierre Cardin Peeling Gel maybe 3 times a week after cleansing my face and then I put on Neutrogena Moisturizer, Shiseido Eyecream and then finish it with a Collagen Essense Mask.


u/Owl_Shits · 19 pointsr/soccer

This reminds me of the 'Veet' for men hair removal cream comments here

u/carbikebacon · 19 pointsr/funny
u/GreenTeaForDays · 18 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I like Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 for everyday use.
> Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 9.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%.

For exercise I like La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen because its waterproof. My old sunscreen (CeraVe) used to burn my eyes, and the skin around my eyes, especially if I was sweating so I switched to this I have been loving it. I wouldn't like it for everyday wear though because it does leave more of a white cast and is difficult to wash off.
>Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 11%

u/chemkara · 18 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

The main thing you need to concentrate on is hydration, once that issue is tackled, you might find that your skin doesn’t need all those actives but that’s for the future. For now your routine (according to your skin state right now) would look like this:


u/Spacebrother · 18 pointsr/wicked_edge

Whoa... that is a lot, you can probably put it together for a lot less.

As a suggestion:

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89 $32

Brush: Omega boar brush (or something similar) $14 - Leisureguy can probably recommend a better one for the same price

Soap: Proraso (kinda like a creamy soap) ~ $10

Alum block: Bloc Osma $9

And as an additional:

Book: Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving $10

The above comes to only $76, leaving you enough money for a brush stand, a sampler pack and maybe an aftershave!

EDIT: Looks like most of the money in the kit is the shaving stand (currently going for $22.99 on eBay), while you can get a perfectly functional one for $9 or make your own from a coat hangar

u/piyochama · 17 pointsr/tifu

This will change your life. Guaranteed. Just take 10 minutes to read this, PLEASE

u/Chipchipcherryo · 17 pointsr/calmhands

I just started using this bitter nail polish. I didn't paint my entire nail since it's a bit shiny and I'm a guy.

So I dipped a toothpick into the polish and applied it just to the very edge of the nail and under the nail. The polish stays on for a long time and a small amount is all you need. This stuff is gross but is long lasting.

I also found that I bite my nails when I drive. So I bought driving gloves. I'm sure I look silly to others but I can't bite my nails with them on.

u/niccig · 17 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Here is a post on hyperpigmentation and how to fade it. For all the things I'm about to recommend, wear sunscreen with them! Other than niacinamide, everything here will make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

For over the counter products my favorites are:

St. Ives Exfoliating Pads - a very gentle lactic acid wipe

MUAC 40% lactic acid peel - a really good starter peel. If you've never done chemical peels before, you should start with something more gentle (like the St. Ives pads) to get your skin used to AHAs

Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 Sunscreen - prevents dark spots from getting darker, and has 5% niacinamide to help fade them

Garden of Wisdom Niacinamide Powder - I bought this but haven't used it yet, actually. It needs to be dissolved in distilled water, and you can mix it with glycerin or aloe to make a DIY niacinamide serum.

If a doctor's visit isn't a huge financial burden for you, prescription retinoids like Retin-A (called tretinoin in generic form) or Tazorac are the gold standard for fading hyperpigmentation. They cause your skin to turn over really quickly, so dryness, redness and irritation are frequent side effects. Skinacea has great info on how to minimize the side effects by starting to use them gradually.


Here's a before and after (separated by a couple of months) after using said products - Tazorac/St. Ives Pads/sunscreen daily and chemical peel weekly.

u/Fervidor · 16 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! Okay let's see hereee. Gather 'round, friends. I imagine this is going to get quite long.

My Skin: Oily t-zone, dryish cheeks and one weird dry half of my chin. I also deal with eczema on random parts, depending on what my body decides with be most annoying that particular time. Random things will make me break out, and basically if I don't cleanse with mineral oil at night I break out. I rarely break out anymore, than goodness.

Morning routine!

  • Cleanse with Cerave foaming if I feel I got greasy during the night, or Pond's Original Cold Cream if I still want to cleanse my face but feel dry, OR just splash with water and a wash cloth.

  • Apply Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion as my serum. It's called a "lotion" in the Asian skincare routine, but it really acts like a serum in a typical US routine. This is a hyaluronic acid serum that helps your skin retain moisture, and it gives my skin the moisture it needs to not be so oily.

  • Apply either Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel which is pretty much every day except the driest days of winter, OR Cerave in the tub. Sometimes I mix a dab of the two together when I'm feeling cRaZyYy. I sometimes add a few drops of Passion Fruit Seed Oil.

  • Apply Murad Oil-Control Mattifier, this stuff is sstttuuuppidd expensive at $40, and it has about 8 million ingredients that could upset your skin and you would never know which one it is, so I am often hesitant to suggest it for that reason. HOWEVER, nothing works as well for my oilies than this, and I always, always come back. HG, unfortunately.

  • Apply either Clinique City Block SPF 40, Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid-Lotion Sunblock SPF 30 or Elta MD Clear SPF 46.

    Night Routine!

  • Cleanse with baby oil and a washcloth. Sometimes use Pond's Cold Cream again, simply because it feels so nice. If I am planning on using an AHA, I will cleanse again with the Cerave Foaming Cleanser.

  • Apply Alpha Hydrox Intensive Serum, 14% Glycolic Acid - AHA 1-3 times a week. Or use Stridex 2% Salicylic Acid Pads 2-4 times a week. Probably once a week, or every two weeks, I will use a Stridex pad and then the Alpha Hydrox. I wake up with the smoooooothest skin ever, but it makes me dry so I can only do it every now and then. Ever since I started using AHA and BHA, my blackheads and sebaceous filaments are almost completely gone.

  • Use either the Hada Labo Serum again, or Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, which I LOVE. It's really expensive, but I really do love it.

  • Moisturize with Cerave in the tub! I have a soft spot for Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer but it's expensive and I only buy it sometimes! Sometimes I slather my face in Passion Fruit Seed Oil just because.


  • Cleanse with the regular Dove bar, or sometimes I do a weird broke-ass body oil cleanse with whatever body lotion I am trying to get rid of. I rub it into my skin and then wipe it off with a washcloth. Feels good, man.

  • Cerave in the tub everywhere, twice a day if my eczema is acting up. Top with baby oil if bad. My eczema is either going to be okay with Cerave, or I need 3 months of oral steroids. There is no middle ground for us.

  • I obsessively sunscreen the backs of my hands with whatever sunscreen I am trying to use up at the moment.

    Things I do sometimes!

  • Makeup Artist's choice 40% Lactic Acid Peel

  • Mario Badescu Silver Powder Mask

  • Neem Seed Oil for spots treatment if I get a spot

  • Hydrocolloid bandages if I have a zit that needs....drained. I don't know how to say that in a less gross way. These only work if they have come to a head or you've popped it, but if you put them on overnight, you wake up and it is completely flat. They suck the liquid out without drying your skin out.

  • I love raw shea butter for those really dry times, works anywhere! Use this during the driest times of winter.
u/Trump_is_the_King · 16 pointsr/The_Donald

Get a double edge razor. Worth every penny. Also cheaper

Spez: here is a great reviewed razor that I use.

Also bought a variety pack of blades for really cheap about 3 years ago.. still havn't gone through them

u/CARTERsauce · 16 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I am a sweaty person. I have tried all the name brand antiperspirants/deodorants. After years of crusted yellow/white stained shirts, I realized that my body seemed to compensate with more sweat, plugged up under the arms, it surfaced on my back and head. Clinical/prescription strength antiperspirants only added to the problem, and my white tees took the damage. Later I found out people, myself included, actually use too much, you only need a super thin amount applied to your underarms, don't go about it like frosting a cake.

Also thinking about the potential harm of aluminum based antiperspirants (you absorb everything through your skin), I moved on to some natural deodorants (brands like Toms) but they just didn't seem to work so well, but i did notice when I applied less deodorant, or didn't altogether, my sweat began to lessen in severity. Anytime I actually smelled (like after yardwork or a any long day in the sun), it was time for a shower anyways. After I was properly applying a thin coat, I settled on Arm & Hammers Essential Deodorant that began to alleviate my problems, notably with my clothing. No more yellow crusty shirts!

But how about some deodorant that will last you several years? Try a Thai Deodorant Stone, I've had this baby for a year now and I can attest that it works great. Nowadays I apply this to my underarms from time to time and lightly powder my feet and groin with a mix of cornstarch and talc. Life is much better now.

TLDR: Use less antiperspirant and try a deodorant stick without aluminum, like Arm & Hammer Natural Essentials, or try a Thai Deodorant Stone cause it rules. Also try applying talc/cornstarch to areas you get moist

And while we're on the topic of saving money on everyday hygienic activities, consider a safety razor (refill blades are $10 for 100 compared to $20 for 8) some nice sandalwood shave soap (I've had this bowl for a year and it doesn't really look like any is gone) and a nice aftershave (I get lots of compliments on the particular scent of this one from those who get close enough to smell it) I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging...

Before I started shaving like this, I had a bit of an acne problem and some parts of my face where I would get spots of dry skin, it's gone now. My skin is mostly clear. You're gonna get a much better shave that doesn't irritate your skin and save a ton of money when you think about the cost of Gillete Quadruple edged razors, plus how much more badass is it to shave like this? This is how your grandpa shaved. The upfront investment is a badger brush, which I called an investment because a good one will last you a lifetime.

That's my hygiene ramble.

u/hollyharlow · 16 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

I don't know if this is helpful, but here is where I got my Seche. I don't remember it being quite that cheap when I ordered, haha. But even with the shipping now, it's less than $5.

EDIT: Now it's $4.74 with free shipping...get on it! :)

u/CommanderBunny · 16 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Awesome! All right, here we go.


The difference between men and women's razors is that women's have longer handles and a smaller aperture for the blade. Men's usually have a wavy little comb bit that lifts up their thicker beard hair to cut.

The one I personally recommend is the Weishi. It's $17 bucks, and the metal is really light, but I ended up getting used to that fairly quickly. Not a big initial investment and perfectly adequate for my needs.

I see Murker recommended fairly often. I hear they are okay, if overpriced. I personally hated it, lol. They are definitely geared towards beards and did not play nice with my pale little legs.

You could also go for the vintage Lady Gillette. I paid $30 for mine on ebay and it's got a nice long handle, good grip, and nice weighty metal. This was actually my first purchase and I'm still really happy with it. Considering I'm happy with the Weishi, though, I'd probably just repurchase that one if I ever lose mine.


Now this one might take some trial and error. Everyone has different hair and different skin and every razor brand shaves a little differently.

A lot of people start off with a multipack to get a feel for the different blades and then narrow it down to brands they like. I think it's a great idea and probably your best bet. I'll still mention my experiences though.

STAY AWAY FROM DORCO. They are bullshit. I'm not a fan of Gillette brand blades either except for the Wilkinson Sword and they're kind of expensive at $20 for 100. Derby is also just okay.

Feather: give the sharpest, closest shave ever. So sharp that you can cut yourself and you won't even notice until the trail of blood starts going down the drain. Great blades, and a ton of people like them, but I found that they dull too quickly for leg real-estate and are too scary sharp for sensitive bits.

Voskhod: Sharp, reliable, lasts through a few shavings. I quite like this one and have repurchased it. They are good, solid razors that gave a decent shave. Good for all-over.

Shark: My favorite at the moment. Comparable to Voskhod except I feel they might give a slightly closer shave and dull a little bit faster. If I had both in the bathroom I would probably choose Shark for the legs and Voskhod for everywhere else.

Astra: Worked adequately. Shave isn't bad or great, just reliable. Worked on the legs but not as good in other places. Wasn't worth a repurchase.

Lord: I think these actually lasted the most shaves out of all of them, at about 4 uses per blade. I think I had the least incidence of cuts with these but the shave wasn't as close as I wanted. My shaves usually last two or three days with the other razors but with this one I was feeling it lasted only 1-2. I think these are literally the opposite of the Feathers in terms of their qualities.


M'kay, that's all I can think of for now. I hope this helps!

u/6chan · 16 pointsr/instant_regret

Use a safety razor.

Get one of those old school razors with a butterfly hinge (something like this:

and get safety razors (

These give you as good a shave as anything else.

You can use each razor for a dozen or more uses, and its way cheaper to replace them.

It will take some getting used to early on, but for the first few weeks get a stiptik ( too, to stop the bleeding in case you cut yourself.

u/__uncreativename · 16 pointsr/MakeupAddictionCanada

This is pretty much it.

It's one of the original holy grail low pH cleansers on r/skincareaddiction and have been using it for a few years now. I just buy it from large asian stores like T&T or Ocean's (Toronto area), but sometimes amazon is cheaper. I stocked up on a few bottles when I was in Japan because it's only like $4 there or something 😭

Their hyaluronic liquid is also amazing if you have dry/dehydrated skin! You just pat a small amount over your face before applying moisturizer and your face just sucks up all the moisture.

u/CrispyBrisket · 15 pointsr/Parenting

My dog used to eat electrical cords all the time. Surprisingly even chewing through them never shocked him (not that I'd recommend it...just saying)

2 things that totally worked for us.

  1. Stop Nail Biting Polish painted on the cords. It tastes awful. It's not tempting after the first lick.

  2. I cut a super hot pepper (serrano) and rubbed the pepper oil up and down the length of the cord. It didn't last as long as the polish, but it was cheaper and WAY more effective. He would still check them out with the polish, but after the serrano he was done with cords forever.
u/WonkTywin · 15 pointsr/neoliberal

Wonk Jr's Ultimate Skincare

Why was I appointed to the SOMC? Well, others will tell you it was CSS, but the TRUE reason the deep state saw my necessity was because when the inevitable neoliberal renaissance happens, y'all better be pretty for it. Our most beloved leaders are often the most prettiest, have you seen Macron, Trudeau, and Obama. Hot damn, but it's not as if their skin is good by itself.

Skincare is a long-term investment. Although the initial costs are high, a well-crafted routine can lead to high returns in life. Why? Better skin gives you a renewed sense of confidence, leads to better judgement from others, and generally allows you to look better.

Skincare does not care about your gender, anyone can use the tips in this post to improve their look.

The Stuff

Here, I'm using an American approach to skincare with high usage of acids and liquids, while a more Asian approach would be with heavy amounts of cream. Check out /r/SkincareAddiction for the former and /r/AsianBeauty (or maybe not? I heard there was some drama) for the latter.

I have dry skin that is relatively acne-free, so my requirements may differ from yours. I highly recommend you read the FAQs in your subreddit of choice, this post is intended to be a tl;dr.


Moisturizer: Moisturizer is the fundamental pair of skincare. If there's only one thing you get out of this post, it's that one must Moisturize. Moisturizing gets your skin plump and nice, and is overall the best thing you can do for the lowest cost that is guaranteed for good returns. All skin is different and different moisturizers work for different people, but I recommend CeraVe Mousterizing Cream; it's generally regarded as one of the best choices you can make with a high success rate.

Cleanser: Cleanser cleans your skin, and is the other half of fundamental pair of skincare. Although cleansing can be down with just water, I highly recommend you use a specialized cleanser. There are multiple types of cleansers that work differently, but I'm just going to stick to the basics. I highly CeraVe Foaming Cleanser; however, it can be a bit rough on some skin, so some people may benefit from the Hydrating Cleanser.

Sunscreen: Sunscreen is very important for skincare. As Bill Wurtz said it, the sun is a deadly laser. Exposure to the sun, no matter how minimal, can leave permanent effects on the skin such as hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) and skin cancer. A good sunscreen is always in your best interests; I recommend Paula's Choice 50 SPF. Anything under 50SPF is worthless, and anything over ~80SPF is a scam. Even if you have brown skin like myself that doesn't burn, you should still use sunscreen; in an older age, your skin will remain fresh.


Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin on your face, which can lead to a renewed "glow". There are two times of exfoliation: physical and chemical. Physical is highly discouraged for two main reasons: physical exfoliation is rough on the skin and can cause more problems than they fix, and they often employ microbeads which is harmful to the environment. Chemical Exfoliation is the better by a large margin, although there are some outliers.

BHA: BHAs are used to tackle Acne. BHAs penetrate deep into the skin, dissolving all the gunk that lies under the pores. There are several forms of BHAs, but Salicylic Acid is the most common. I recommend Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA. Note that if you use a BHA, you must use Sunscreen; BHAs increase sensitivity to the Sun.

AHA: AHAs help repair hyperpigmentation on the surface of the skin by tackling the top layer of the skin. I recommend Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA, an universally loved option.

Note: AHAs and BHAs are not mutually exclusive, they can be used together. Some recommend you use a BHA in the morning followed by an AHA at night. Personally, I use a BHA followed by an AHA; the BHA loosens the skin, thus increasing the efficiency of the AHA.

Aztec Face Mask: This is a personal favorite, and a good example of why Physical Exfoliation can be beneficial. Aztec Clay has amazing properties, when it comes in contact with bacteria it literally rips it apart. To make the skin mask, you want to use a 1:1 Ratio of Apple Cider Vinegar and Aztec Healing Clay. I will explain how to use this later.


Niacinamide: Niacinamide is a so-called "miracle vitamin", it benefits the skin in so many ways that its quality cannot be overstated. I reccomend The Ordinary.

Caffeine: For all the students out there or people with persistent black bags under their eyes, topical caffeine can have huge benefits in reducing their appearance. I recommend The Ordinary.

Oil: An Oil can have crazy good effects on the skin (and elsewhere), but everyone has a different type of oil that works best. It can be used to cleanse, or to add a lot of good stuff to your skin. Personally, I use Almond Oil.

Toner: Toner is a catch-all term referring to a generic item applied to the skin with some property that is beneficial. There are many toners that do many different things, but I use Thayers Witch Hazel with great success; it "tightens" the skin and provides a fresh look (and smells amazing!)

The Routine

Ideally, skincare is done in both the AM and PM. The time commitment at first can be hard, but as you settle into your routine the time commitment will decrease.

Example Routine (mine)

Note: Most of the stuff detailed requires gradual buildup. If you try everything here at once, you'll push your skin into overtime and cause acne outbreaks. Ideally, just start with a moisturizer and cleanser and work your way up in the process of ~2 - 4 weeks.


  1. Brush your teeth. If you invest in your skin, invest in your teeth too. In addition, toothpaste can actually cause pimples around your mouth, which is why I recommend you do it before you cleanse.

  2. Cleanse. Apply your cleanser. Either you can just apply it and wash it off, but I just hop into the shower to wake me up as well.

  3. Niacinamide. Apply a little bit on your face everywhere.

  4. Caffeine. Close your an eye, and apply a drop directly under. Rub it in, and don't get it in your eyes (it hurts like a bitch).

  5. Toner. I pour a bit of mine on a cotton pad, and dab liberally.

  6. Moisturizer. I tend to apply my moisturizer very liberally, there isn't any harm in your skin looking plump and having a nice glow.

  7. Sunscreen. If you're sitting in an office all day with no window and you have max 30 mins of sun exposure (without a BHA, if you are then it is a must!), then you're okay without applying sunscreen. Otherwise, apply your sunscreen liberally.


  8. Cleanser. Your second cleanse removes all the crap on your face you accumulated on your face throughout the day, as well as prepare your skin for new stuff.

  9. Oil Cleanse. If wearing Sunscreen, an oil cleanse can remove the remnants of the sunscreen of the sunscreen. It's also well-loved in Asian Beauty circles, as oil can pull wonders.

  10. BHA. Apply the BHA (different BHAs have different application methods, read the back) and wait 5 mins.

  11. AHA. Apply the AHA and wait for 5 mins.

  12. Moisturize. Before you go to bed, moisturizing just keeps your skin nice throughout the nice. This is not for beauty reasons; dry skin can be a mess to deal with (flaking).


    These are some skin-care routines I do weekly.

    Weekly Clay Mask

    This process takes 30 minutes and can completely refresh your skin.

  13. Apply BHA.

  14. After BHA, apply the clay mask. I recommend you use a plastic (not steel) spoon to slather it over your face. You'll feel it start to harden, and you'll want to remove it when you feel a satisfying "pulsing effect". Overdoing it can damage your skin.

  15. Remove the Mask. This can be done in two ways; either peel it off with your hands and throw it in the trash, or take a shower. Important if you're taking a shower; make sure the water is constantly running, the clay mask can clog the drains.

  16. Perform an OCM (Oil Cleansing Massage). You want to apply oil on your face, let it set for a few minutes, and start to lightly rub your face in circles. If you do it for too long, you can damage your skin capillaries, so be very conservative about its use. Around your nose, if you feel like grains of sand in your fingers, you have done something impressive; you've gotten rid of grits. Grits are the little pieces of stuff on your nose that look like pimples but cannot be removed. Although this process removes grits, they will eventually fill in (they're dirt), but it removes it for now.

    Also, why this post came up late
u/GREEN_BUCKSAW · 15 pointsr/Frugal

You should start shaving with an old school double edge safety razor. See /r/wicked_edge for more info.

I use a Merkur razor and Feather razor blades.

There are special shaving brushes and shaving soap but I don't use those. I use normal shaving foam.

The price is about 30 cents per razor blade. Each blade lasts me a week. However I don't shave every day.

u/Aniew · 15 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

There's something exciting about seeing improvement!

I have combination skin that gets oil through the day but also has dry patches, especially on my forehead.

My skincare routine is cleansing every night with [Paula's Choice Cleanser] (, afterward once I week I use the Paula's Choice 4% BHA foam as a chemical exfoliator, and the last step is Cerave Moisturizing Cream. I also use Elta MD Sunscreen under my makeup on days where I'm going to be outside for more than a few minutes.

My skin's not perfect but it's a lot better and using /r/skincareaddiction helped me tremendously in getting a basic understanding of skincare and finding a routine that I feel works well for me.

u/ffleur · 15 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you're new to HA, I would try another (cheaper) product first to see whether or not you react negatively to it. I'd recommend Hada Labo HA lotion which is very popular and loved by many over at r/AsianBeauty.

u/Madky67 · 15 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It didn't break me out but made my face beat red the next day. The niacinamide is at a high percentage in TO niacinamide. I got into diy and niacinamide was on my list of things to make and read a good study about niacinamide showing great results at 4% when its formulated with 2% NAG. It's suggested use is between 2-5%. I didn't use any vitamin C when using it either, because it can turn niacinamide into niacin (I think). My skin handled the serum I made just fine and it actually helped with inflammation.

If you decide to try it from TO, it's cheap. But there are a lot of other niacinamide products out there with a lower percentage. Cerave has a moisturizer with niacinamide and ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. It's in my cart, I definitely want to try it. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM | 3 Ounce | Ultra Lightweight, Night Face Moisturizer | Fragrance Free

A month ago I was reading about niacinamide and azelaic acid because people seem to have good results with one or the other, or both. I have cystic acne and have been looking for something to help. I have read that niacinamide increases keratinocytes, and azelaic acid decreases the production of keratin. I made a post about it, but nobody ever had an answer. I get nodules and cysts on my jawline and neck, so I don't put as much niacinamide in that area. But I wish I knew more about this because so many people do use niacinamide and if it makes acne worse, that's not good.

u/Felix--Felicis · 14 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Eltamd is really nice and wears well under makeup. /r/SkincareAddiction has a ton of threads on sunscreen, too -- just run a search! And the order of application is moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, foundation.

u/rfp2XX · 14 pointsr/SarahSnark

This stuff truly works, buy the cream not the lotion version.

u/frenchpressgirl · 14 pointsr/NaturalBeauty

I use a double-edged safety razor (obligatory r/wicked_edge link). It happens to be this one. I also use coconut oil, which is lovely and moisturizing, instead of shaving cream.

There's an initial investment for the razor and blades (I got a variety pack of 60 blades and have barely made a dent after 7 months, since I only shave my legs once a week), but after that, the replacement blades are incredibly cheap; you can get them for as little as 8 cents apiece (!).

It takes a bit of practice to get good with the thing, but I enjoy shaving so much more now! Bonus: no razor burn, and I rarely cut myself anymore.

u/justherefortheAB · 14 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Probably the Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion (bear in mind lotion refers to a hyrating toner here). People also use Kikumasamune toner for similar purposes.

u/Shaded21 · 14 pointsr/gaybros

Avid wet shaver here. So if you are considering wet shaving, allow me to indulge you for a second. There's a lot of perks when it comes to wet shaving.

  • It's relaxing
  • It's cheaper/less maintenance
  • There's lots o' smells and combinations

    Sure there's a lot of razors out there, but it's mostly about finding one that you like or find appealing. Does it feel better when the razor is heavy? When it's light? Do you want it to made from plated gold or just chrome? It's about finding one that suits you.

    I've been using this bad boy for the last 3 years and it's given me remarkable shaves. Theres a knob on the bottom that allows you to adjust how much of the blade is exposed, so on sensitive areas (like my neck) I can adjust the blade to glide smoothly without worrying about nicks or razor burn.

    Now, after you find one of your liking, it's time to look for is a brush.

    There's typically 3 types.

  • Badger
  • Boar
  • Synthetic

    Badger is the most common, as it's softer and holds a generous amount of water. Boar is a harder type hair and requires some getting used to (of which I have little experience with).

    Brushes can range from $10-$300. A lot of the price comes down to quality of the hair and material of the handle. Remember, you get what you pay for. One thing to consider is that wet shaving was designed to last forever. Brushes and razors from the 60's, as long as they were well taken care of, can be used today.

    Heck if you don't want to get too fancy, don't get a brush. A simple dallop of shaving cream on the hand and massaged on the face would suffice.

    Next are razor blades. There's a ton of different manufacturers. Gillete, Astra, Feather; to name a few. Every brand works for different people. I find Astra to be the ideal blade for my face, but Feather blades are too rough on me. When starting out, I'd suggest trying a "Blade Sampler Pack" from some online retailer. And when you find a brand that works, see if you could buy their blades in bulk. I get the 100 pack. So if I use 1 blade for 2 shaves, the cost of blades drop down to mere pennies compared to the cartridge razor blades they sell at the drug store.

    SO, now that you have the essentials, keep in mind of the three basic things you use for pre/mid/post shave.

  • Preshave oil (Optional although I highly reccomend it)
  • Shaving cream
  • Aftershave (Optional)

    Here is where the fun starts. There's just so many choices! You can buy special pre shave oil (preshave oil helps lubricate the blade as it glides over your face. Shaving cream does too) or you can use a glycerine soap bar like this one however, Whole Foods sells a store brand soap bar for $1 that I love.

    Try out different shaving soaps or creams until you find one you like. There's so many different online retailers that it aint funny. And they're pretty cheap too. I personally love the Eucalyptus Shave cream from Bath & Body Works and i'm still using the same tube that I've had since last year.

    Soak the brush in water, shake excess water out, put a pea size amount of cream on the brush, rub on face, make lather, shave! It feels really good too!

    They say to shave for three rounds per shaving session. With the grain, across the grain, and against the grain. So pay attention to which direction the hair grows all over your face and neck.

    With your razor, razor blades, pre shave, and shaving cream, you'll have amazing shaves and more money in your pocket.

    I haven't used electric shavers, but I can assure you that there's no closer shave you'll get than from a razor.

    P.S. Don't buy anything from The Art of Shaving. They are way overpriced for not that great of quality.
u/serenity10 · 13 pointsr/funny

I have to disagree, though this is from

Veet hair removal cream

u/smallpoly · 13 pointsr/todayilearned

If you use a double-edge instead of a disposable, blades are actually pretty cheap. 100 weeks worth of blades for $11.

Check out /r/wicked_edge.

edit: fixed subreddit link

u/UnicornToots · 13 pointsr/Parenting

I don't bite my nails, but I do pick at them; I primarily bite my cuticles... and as someone who has had this compulsion her whole life, I implore you - please don't berate, get mad, or punish. These things are usually boredom-driven and anxiety/stress-driven. Getting angry will likely make this worse. It's not a conscious thing for most of us - for me and many others, you don't realize what you're doing until it's too late.
Anyway, here are the things my parents tried to do to stop me from biting that didn't work, but may work for you:

  • No-bite nail polish such as this.

  • Making her wear gloves.

  • Putting hot sauce on fingers.

    I obviously don't really recommend any of this, because when they were done to me, it just made me more anxious... which, in the end, made the compulsion worse.

    You may want to try getting a kiddie manicure with her, or painting her nails yourself. Tell her how pretty her nails are when they’re painted, and make it fun for her. This could make her want to maintain them instead of bite them.

    I recommend coming over to /r/calmhands and /r/CompulsiveSkinPicking and read around, or ask all the questions you want; you will likely learn a lot about how to approach it, and how not to approach it.
u/marylou5 · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Well, it's hard to break an ingrained habit but you just have to stop. You can buy spicy/bitter nail polish that will help you avoid biting your nails.

u/Daheep · 13 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It's approximately 50% Witch Hazel, 25% Hyaluronic Acid (1% serum), 20% Glycerin, & the remaining 5% is a dropper full of Argan Oil & 2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil. I stick it in a little dark blue glass bottle & give it a shake before use. The percentages work well for me, but you can change it up to suit your skin. The more Glycerin you add, the more sticky it gets, so keep that in mind. Also, keep the Tea Tree oil to a bare minimum, too much it it can definitely irritate your skin. You can try adding other stuff, but this combo work well for me; hydrating & a bit anti-inflammatory. All the ingredients are finished products that can be used on their own as well.

u/taraclaire · 13 pointsr/NICUParents

O'Keefes Working Hands. My hands were in agony from all of the hand washing. It was the only thing that helped. The stuff in the round container, not the cream.

Also gift to show appreciation for their NICU nurses. Candy, Kind Bars, snacks...That went a long way for us.

u/Moose_Gwyn · 13 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

There are so many points that need to be addressed...

  • the best advice on reddit (and probably the internet) regarding acne is right over at /r/skincareaddiction

  • drying out your skin is bad for acne... but not for the reasons listed in the post and article. Dry, cracked skin lets bacteria and grime get into your skin much easier than non-dry, plump skin. Plus, dry flakey skin can look nearly as bad as acne.

  • Sebum is not what protects your skin from bacteria and the elements... your acid mantle does that. What destroys your acid mantle is using products with an extreme pH... the most common of which is lemon and baking soda, which people should NEVER put on their face.

  • If you have oily skin, drying out your skin can make your skin produce even more oil. This is why the oil-cleansing method is so popular for people with oily skin - it helps your skin normalize and stop overproducing oil for dried out skin. Another method that people use to restore their acid mantle and thus their natural protection against bacteria and acne is the caveman method. This is extreme, and some go full steam ahead while others just simplify their routine. The caveman method is simple: don't touch your face. with anything. That means no makeup, no products, no washing, nothing. Some people won't even let their face get wet in the shower. Don't touch your face, don't scrub at it, nothing. Some people will moderate this and just use a really simple and safe sunscreen, and let it wash off in the shower. It will take about two weeks for your acid mantle to restore.

  • It is important to distinguish between physical exfoliation and chemical exfoliation. Overwashing your face (physical) can dry out your face (bad). However, this isn't going to remove the top layer of your skin. That's what chemical exfoliants (specifically AHAs) do. And this is not a bad thing - nor is it drying, or encourage more sebum production. Any physical exfoliation should be gentle (read: do NOT use St. Ives apricot scrub or similar products), a microfiber washcloth is a great option. Any chemical exfoliation should not exceed your tolerance (start at a lower percentage and work your way up, don't use it every day if your skin reacts badly, patch tests, etc).

  • Diet can effect your skin. When you consume an irritant, your skin can reflect that. So if you're lactose intolerant (or just sensitive), dairy may be causing some of your acne. The health of your gut bacteria can also have an effect on your skin bacteria. Believe it or not, not all bacteria (even on your skin) is bad. MOST of it is actually good. So eating probiotic foods or taking a probiotic pill can actually help your skin. Cut back on things you know are bad for you (sugar, gluten in some cases, dairy in some cases, etc) and introduce more of what is good for you (probiotics, vitamins, fruits/veggies). Furthermore, acne caused by stress can be helped by regular exercise. So you can lose weight and get better skin at the same time.

    In sum:

  • DO use a moisturizer... but make sure it has no irritants or ingredients you're allergic to. That means if it has parfum (if its scented), don't use it.

  • DO use chemical exfoliants like BHAs and AHAs. DON'T use harsh physical exfoliants, like scrubs.

  • DO subscribe and read /r/skincareaddiction, which will help you...

  • DO simplify your skincare routine down to the basics, and introduce new products slowly.

  • DO lead a healthy lifestyle. Eat healthy, exercise often, and get enough sleep.

    And one last trick for dealing with acne: hydrocolloid bandages. By the non-acne geared kind or the acne geared kind. But if you pop and pick at your acne, this will help more than anything else. Stick it on, leave it on overnight, and have all the gunk and goop sucked out by morning.
u/LR2 · 13 pointsr/pics

I have a very think beard and shaving with a safety razor has greatly reduced irritation and other shaving issues. I did the research a few years ago and here is the exact equipment I've been using since then:

Merkur Long Handled Heavy Classic

Feather Razor Blades

Note though that feather blades are known to be the sharpest ones available and aren't usually recommended for beginners (they are made in Japan and laser cut). The consensus is that a new user should buy a sample pack that includes a variety of blades first. Then after putting them each under a trial shave decide which one is best for you.

If you want to really get into it, I'd recommend searching for wet shaving techniques on youtube and watching some tutorials. I recommend this guy's channel.

Edit: Here is the site that I bought my blade samples from:

Also, if you don't want to go through the trouble, gillette sells these types of blades at all the major stores. Also, it's worth noting that blades are a lot cheaper if you buy them off ebay. Either way though they are substantially cheaper than buying cartridges.

u/seafulwishes · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

it's actually $12 here :D my HG toner.

Speedy oil $10 :D

u/Virus11010 · 12 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Study ohm's law and battery safety. If used improperly, mech mods can become a pipebomb.

That being said, here's a list of stuff you should get.

u/haveyouseenthebridge · 12 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

You should check out r/AsianBeauty. It is a skincare subreddit and it has changed my life! I also recommend an oil cleanser (one without coconut obviously) I love this stuff:

It's cheap and comes in a huge bottle. I also have sensitive skin and this has really helped. It has mineral oil as the main oil so it might work for you! Good luck!

u/babiesonacid · 12 pointsr/AskWomen

Rose petal witch hazel as a post-facewash toner. I have sworn by witch hazel for years and will never buy the 'regular' stuff again after having used the rose petal kind.

u/dance_ninja · 12 pointsr/InternetIsBeautiful
u/qpid · 12 pointsr/wicked_edge


This Shaving Kit includes your bowl, brush and soap to get starter, $10

Merkur 180, $32

100 Blades, $8

That should come in right at the $50 mark and get some started for a few months.

Lord Razor, $13

The Same Shaving Kit includes your bowl, brush and soap to get starter, $10

Blade Sampler Pack, $17

A good book on the subject, $10

Which is also ~$50

u/Phenic · 12 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I think you make some fair points regarding time.

However, for less than the cost of a decent electric or one of those silly quad blade handles and a few replacements you can have a shaving setup that will last you, literally, your entire life.

Is it for everyone? No. Is it dangerous? Hell no. Hard to use? Only if you don't know how to shave. Can it be expensive? Yes, I have a $100 brush because it feels like angel wings on my face. But my $100 brush does the same thing a $5 brush does. But let's go down the price list of my initial setup.

Merkur Long Handle Safety Razor $18.99

[Proraso Shaving soap] ( $10

[Shaving Brush] ( $8.99

[Proraso Aftershave Cream for Sensitive Skin] ( $16.00

[100 Feather Razor Blades] ( $24.00

That's enough blades to last you years(and those are very nice, very sharp blades, you can get cheaper ones), the aftershave goes a long way, so does the soap. The handle will outlive me, and the brush will be good for a long, long time.

u/Stubb · 12 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Safety razor, something like this guy.

u/AmantisAsoko · 12 pointsr/TrollYChromosome

Startup costs aren't really that high You can buy a great razor and some soap for ~$30, and then blades are $10 for 100 count, which will last you years.

Anything else like DSC compared to this is hilariously expensive. I feel like anyone who gets suckered into subscribing to a servie like Dollar Shave Club had the right idea, but got trapped in another scam along the way.

u/Iledahorsetowater · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I’ve heard caffeine is great for underneye puffiness and bags. Also people don’t realize but it is caused by fluids and if you massage, you tube facial lymphatic massage, you can literally drain that fluid and massage it down into the rest of your circulatory system.

You will see better results with massage from removing that built up fluid (allergies, poor sleeping positions, etc.) than creams... though creams help. Caffeine creams help with puffiness but can be drying, thus you’d need a good moisturizing undereye cream.

Some recs:

  • am & pm facial lymphatic massage 5-15 minutes. Seriously you will see your bags and dark circles instantly decrease. That fluid has to go somewhere... I learned these in school and I give them to my bf when he looks tired or during allergy season. Always massage DOWNWARD TOWARD HEART & CHEST. Put some oil on your face (non-comegenic) for some slip.
  • the ordinary caffeine solution cheap
  • drunk elephant frambroos to help with resurfacing and making pores smaller/smoother skin. This product is the shit. Ask Sephora for samples bc it’s $90 and you prob are like f$&k no until you wake up the next morning. Then you will find a way to save that 90 I tell ya.
  • the ordinary Argenine liquid Botox in a bottle. Good for those forehead wrinkles/cheap/extremely effective and hard to get your paws on. A sleeper product nobody talks about.
  • Cera ve pm a good all around moisturizer with a load of niacinamide which just gives your skin some oomph. A lightweight moisturizer. Get it at Walmart and print yourself a $2 off coupon at cera ve website. It will be like $6
  • find yourself a good mineral spf. no coconut derivatives
  • melazepam one of the best things you can do for your skin. Scientifically proven to be as effective as Retin a when used in conjunction with glycolic acid treatments. It lightens sun spots and just brightens your complexion overall. It’s $12 on amazon and it’s the highest concentration you can possibly get! It blows the ordinary azelic acid 10% out of the water and any cureology formulation :) (its 20%) it reduces inflammation, redness, and decreases keratinization which prevents the build up of skin.

    That’s all I’ve got for now, some detox masks and maybe a good basic toner like thayers alcohol free witch hazel (rose, aloe, or cucumber are your only alcohol free options and you find them at target for $10-12).

    I wish I could give you a facial and let you see just how big of a difference getting that fluid out of there can make. !!
u/DifferanceQ · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

What helps me is covering them up with hydrocolloid bandages - you can either use those blister band-aids they sell at the store, or they make some specifically for acne. Not only does it help heal stuff I've picked at, it keeps me from picking anymore, because I don't want to peel off the band-aid and disrupt all the pus-sucking it's doing.

u/Helen_Damnation · 12 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I didn't realize they made blister bandages, I've been using these and love them!

u/thewidowaustero · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ooo, I'm addicted to both Amazon and skincare so this thread is my jam.

  • Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream! My skin is dry and very prone to dehydration so I can't use a lot of the popular AB sunscreens that have high amounts of alcohol. But most of the alcohol-free sunscreens I've tried never seen to dry down so they're hard to wear under makeup. This one is happily in the middle ground, it does have some alcohol in it but it's halfway down the ingredient list instead of at the top so it doesn't dry me out, and it manages to actually dry down enough to wear makeup over it.

  • Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion is another favorite of mine. The "premium" version is a major upgrade from the regular version IMO. I've used them both extensively and the thicker texture of the premium version is so much nicer. Fifty Shades of Snail's review convinced me to upgrade and I've never looked back.

  • Elta MD UV Pure is a really nice physical only sunscreen - good for when your skin is overly sensitive or recovering from a peel or overzealous use of actives.

  • Nexcare Acne Absorbing Covers are excellent for putting over whiteheads and/or zits you couldn't restrain yourself from popping.

  • Packs of microfiber cloths are excellent if you like using a washcloth in your skincare routine but want something softer than terrycloth. I bought two 12-packs, I have a big pile of them next to my sink, I use a new one each night and then toss it right into the laundry to keep things super sanitary. Just learn from my mistakes don't put them in the wash with new terry cloth towels because the new towels will shed all the fuck over them and you will be picking fuzz off of them for weeks.

  • Less skincare related than the rest but still sort of: this unscented Alaffia Shea Butter Bubble Bath is excellent if you have sensitive skin.
u/river_daughter · 12 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

This stuff is a god-send.

u/Yoyochan · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

In this case if you don't think it's milia, you should consult a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis - just in case!

To me though, it really does look like milia. Just speculating because I had the exact same thing in the exact same spot recently when I had neglected my skin for a few days. I had also tried a new eye cream (CeraVe eye cream) and I think that may have contributed to the area getting bumpy and clogged.

Now this isn't a for-sure, but it might help. I got a couple tubes of RoC brand retinol moisturizer to see if I could gently exfoliate the area. It definitely did help over a couple of weeks and the bumps are pretty much gone now. The only real side-effect for me was that my skin felt a tad bit sensitive a few days after I stopped using it.

Now I'm using Hada Labo brand moisturizers to keep the area moisturized.

Here's some links if you want to give any of them a shot, though I would suggest getting them from a local drugstore when they're on sale, especially someplace that has a good return policy in case they don't work for you. I got mine at CVS when they had a buy 1 get 1 for 50% sale.

RoC retinol correxion night cream

RoC retinol correxion eye cream

You will definitely need a sunscreen if you decide to try these, or they also make a day cream with SPF:

(the one with SPF in the combo pack) (I haven't tried this one so I can't attest to its effectiveness like the other two)

The moisturizers I'm using that don't clog my incredibly clog-prone skin:

Hada Labo clear "toner" lotion

Hada Labo "milky" lotion

I really like these since they only require about 3 drops each and keep my skin nicely moisturized. I tried the thicker creams from the brand but found they were more suited to super-dry skin. Also they dry to almost-matte and have no added scent.

Again, worth a try, but definitely try to get an appointment with a derm if you can, just to be sure it isn't anything serious.

u/newtmitch · 11 pointsr/AskMenOver30

Check out a Merkur safety razor ( and a sample blade pack from amazon.

Get an inexpensive shaving brush to start with to see how you like it, but eventually drop more money on a nice brush. Spend $10-$15 to start then expect to drop $50+ on a nice pure badger hair brush in a few months. The badger brush that I bought for like $70 I still have with me 4-5 years later (although admittedly I don't shave terribly often). Once you get that pricey brush, get a cheap plastic holder for it as well - keep the bristles pointing down instead of up - after using it leaving them facing upwards allows the water to settle around the base and weaken the glue holding in the bristles, ultimately destroying your expensive brush. Not good.

Check out Proraso soaps in a bowl - more convenient than paste or anything else, I've found. They have multiple types, here's my favorite as it makes my face a little tingly:

If you prefer your own bowl, Proraso makes a paste and you can get a mug or bowl to mix it in - I found I preferred the ready-to-go stuff as it's faster and makes it more likely I'll shave regularly. :)

Then, after you've done all that and realized it's the best shave you've ever done and it's actually way more fun to shave than you ever thought it'd be, go for a straight razor. Don't do an actual blade, strop, and all that stuff right away. Instead, just go get a disposable straight razor blade holder and some blades: and learn how to use that thing. Then if you're like me and shave once every week or two (super lazy!) you can literally take weeks of beard off in a single pass with a straight razor and a fresh blade. I stopped here, personally, didn't go on to a full straight razor as they're pricey and you need to maintain it (oil, strop, etc) - likely something I'd let slide and ultimately wish I hadn't spent the money on...

Also, get a styptic pencil: - it stings a bit when you cut yourself but almost immediately stops the bleeding. Unlike cuts/nicks with a multiblade razor, cuts with a safety razor or straight razor are actual "cuts" - and they bleed like cuts. Like, "blood trickling down your face" type cuts. They look worse than they are because you have water on your face and it thins the blood and it runs more, but it bleeds. This will stop that bleeding really fast at the expense of a little more pain right up front. I keep one handy.

I've turned several friends on to at least the safety razor. It's way more fun to shave that way, less expensive, and is better for your skin to boot. If you like a really close shave, too, you can get a better shave overall with a 3-pass technique (I don't do that, personally) as you get better. All sorts of options...

edit: mentioned the brush holder
edit2: styptic pencil

u/loveCars · 11 pointsr/Watches

Watches (Seiko & Omega, net spent is only like $500)

Fountain Pens (although, so far, I've just been browsing -- saving for a Faber Castell to get started, haha). Mostly because I try (and fail) to draw a lot (also I have a douchier, even worse version of that pic here. Don't ask why.). But I need a refill on pencils first.

Photography - Nikon D5200 w/ a couple of lenses - want but can't afford a Sony A7 (I find myself shooting in the dark a lot), and might end up getting a prime lens soon.

Computers (Used to be for gaming, now it's mainly for photography.) For the heck of it, I'll detail my build - I have an EVGA GeForce GTX 780Ti Superclocked, 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600mhz RAM, an Intel core i7-4771 (runs base 3.5GHZ, no overclocking needed), and an Asus Sabertooth Z87 mobo. All displayed on a rather mediocre Samsung S27C750P 27" 1080P monitor, but it's done well for being a 'cheap' monitor. This has been my most expensive hobby, thus far, but also probably the most beneficial. In the future, though, I'd rather put the $2k spent building towards getting a 'real' watch.

Headphones (AudioTechnica has my heart, but there are better brands / headphones out there -- I have the M50 model, but the M50x has a detachable cord, and the same audio quality, and is currently on sale for $100. They use regular 3.5mm jacks, with a gold-plated .25" that can screw on over it to use other audio systems. I don't go all out in this area, and don't use any sort of sound-card or box). Plus with soundcloud there's an abundance of free music.

Coffee (Start doing it right, and all the other hobbies will benefit! Except you'll have no more money. Buy fresh, preferably local-roasted beans. Buy a french press if you're on a budget, or a $5000 espresso-handjob machine if you aren't. Or just go support your local coffee shops.).

Someone else mentioned mechanical keyboards, down below, and I got a Das 4 (w/ cherry mx blue's) recently, so I suppose I can list that as well. I do a lot of random writing - that is, I'll have an idea, start writing something, get about 2,500 words in, and then abandon it forever. About like how I draw.

But I really suggest drawing and music. Very therapeutic, and they don't have to be expensive to be enjoyable. Also, I loveCars because of local car-meets - they're great places go and get some pretty neat photos. Look up "[your nearest city] cars and coffee]" and you should be able to find a nice monthly or weekly meet up. There was a great one in Charlotte that I went to pretty often, and the stuff where I am now isn't too bad either. The people are usually pretty cool too.

All that said, can you recommend me any pens?

Edit: Also, just because of your fondness for fountain pens, you might find DE razors to be the preferable way to shave - pick up one of these, a few of these (platinum coated is razor sharp - but that means no cuts, because you use hardly any pressure). And then, of course, a pure/best/super badger brush, depending on your budget, and some proper English shaving product (I use Taylor of Old Bond Street, because of prices, and they do perfectly fine). It's not really a 'hobby', but there's ample room to get into it and it's definitely a more enjoyable way to start your morning.

u/arbarnes · 11 pointsr/wicked_edge

As others have noted, AoS shave creams are pretty good stuff. But $150 buys a whole lot of shave cream.

AoS brushes are egregiously overpriced. For example, this silvertip brush is a re-branded Muhle. It sells for $195, while the same knot in a Muhle-branded handle is $55. I wouldn't go that route under any circumstances.

Maybe a new safety razor? Some are a complete rip-off (eg, $60 for a $20 Merkur 23c or $100 for a rosegold R89 that you can get for less than $40), but others aren't so bad. AoS sells the Merkur 510 for $90, which is only $10 above retail.

Many AoS stores have a barber shop. If one near you does, you could always go for a (very expensive) shave and haircut.

But to be honest, if I were in your shoes I'd just sell the card and spend the money elsewhere. Any hit you take on face value will be more than made up for by increased selection and better value.

u/KJax1776 · 11 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

This I bought it like two years ago and it's still basically full.

u/ravendarksky · 11 pointsr/electronic_cigarette
u/Sixstringsmash · 11 pointsr/pics

Get this

You basically put it on your fingernails like nail Polish. You can't see it but it makes the taste of biting your nails horrible and over time you should condition yourself to be able to stop.

u/brzd · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Not a problem. I use Thayers alcohol-free rose petal witch hazel toner with aloe vera formula. My girlfriend recommended it after I saw her put it on after getting her eyebrows done. It helps with redness. They also have an unscented version but I've grown to like the rose petal smell

I got mine from iHerb but it's also on Amazon

u/ilizbubble · 11 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Eltamd UV Clear SPF 46 This is the shit! My skin finally cleared up, used this for a week straight when I went to Florida and absolutely no breakouts! A little pricey, but a bottle seems to have more than I originally thought because I slather this on multiple times a day.

u/Papander · 11 pointsr/wicked_edge

It's overpriced.

u/tommysmuffins · 11 pointsr/BuyItForLife

That's a nice razor, but you don't have to pay $73 to get BIFL quality. Old non-adjustable Gillettes can often be had from flea markets for under $10. Those things were made to last a lifetime.

Regarding blade cost - $.55 USD is really expensive. DE blades are typically around $.30 for Feather razor blades, much less for some others.

u/ThatsAGoudaChoice · 11 pointsr/starbucks

This hand cream should work nicely and a little bit goes a long way. I was pretty liberal about it when I first got it because my hands were all cracked and bleeding. Went to bed with it, woke up and put it on, during my shift too.

You're allowed to wear a non-scented lotion and what's great about this is it can stand a few hand washes.

u/musicalpets · 11 pointsr/PolishGauntlet

Happy Birthday! :) Hope it was great, and thanks for this gauntlet!

Seche Vite top coats were recently removed out of the CVS I live closest to :/ $4.84 :)

And for the song, if you like Kpop, Apink just released a new song: [Nonono.] ( It's super cute!

u/thecw · 11 pointsr/gadgets

These awesome popsicle makers. They come and go but should pop up for about $17.

A butter bell... never deal with hard butter again

A probe thermometer... it's changed my cooking accuracy like no one's business

A safety razor and 100 blades... shave like your grandfather and stop paying $8 for shit blades

15 bucks over budget. Maybe skip the popsicles.

u/uno_dos_tres_quattro · 11 pointsr/AsianBeauty

So just three things?

Konjac Sponge

Eye Moisturizer (what brand?)

Hadarabo Gokujyun Lotion

u/freetoslug · 10 pointsr/minimalism

I believe the term you are seeking is "Zero Waste" living, or something close to.

Researching a bit of "zero waste" living products may help you get started with some ideas! I find a lot of material on youtube about zero waste living and am dabbling into the reality of the lifestyle myself. I am not sure if you are a man or woman, or what kinds of products you do use in your bathroom (toiletries, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, etc.) But I figured I would offer a few of my favorite alternatives to common items that you may look into.

Safety razors. Disposable razors/plastic handles with replaceable heads are convenient, yet highly wasteful and overall expensive to maintain. There are lots of stainless steel safety razors on the market with the feature of removable blades (of which you replace and recycle once your current blade has fulfilled it's purpose). Safety razors range from about $25- $50 and can last up to a lifetime. The replaceable razor blades can be found for very cheap (their lifetime lasts according to your usage). Here are amazon links to exemplary items:

Safety Razor:

Safety Razor Blade Replacements:

Homemade deodorant and/or natural sustainable deodorants: These can be tricky to get started with. Most commercial deodorants use aluminum to block your sweaty glands and completely block the process of perspiration. So, I urge you to take on natural deodorants with patience and give different methods a chance to work for themselves.

You can make your own, in a glass jar with ingredients that are less harmful to your body and this may be the best method to find something that aligns with your own body chemistry. A typical recipe for homemade deodorant would be 1 part coconut oil to 1 part bicarbonate soda (baking soda). BICARBONATE SODA MAY IRRITATE YOUR UNDERARMS. For the first couple weeks of usage, you may experience irritation of your glands purging the aluminum blockage and other toxins built up over time. Baking soda may also cause irritation to those who shave quite frequently, however I have found that applying this mixture at least 30 minutes after I shaved armpits in the shower, that I am less likely to get slight itchiness, if any at all. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY IF THIS METHOD IS NOT TOLERABLE FOR YOU.

If you are not keen on the idea of slathering on some good old homemade, Hippie salve, then Piperwai AND Schmidt's are popular brands with minimal packaging that seem to work for majority of people. These two products still contain bicarbonate soda, but will save you the convenience of not making your own. There are plenty of zero waste options that do not contain bicarbonate soda, but I have found luck with this formula and haven't looked beyond to seek anything else. Again, youtube is a good resource for finding such.

Piperwai Deodorant:

Schmidt's Deodorant:

As for soaps, there are many wonderful body, face, and hair soaps available on the market today. Investing in simple bars with paper packaging or reusable storage may be the best option for avoiding excess packaging. There are lots of options available either on Etsy, at your city Whole Foods, or there are usually natural soap options that can be found quite locally at farmers markets and such hopefully in your hometown. Personal preference will go into certain decision making with soaps but bars are usually the best way to avoid said packaging.

Hopefully this offered a small bit of help and information to help you get started in your journey towards minimalism and green-thumb consciousness! Good luck!

u/MonsterInTheGarage · 10 pointsr/malegrooming

Buy this.

Use these with it.

Lather up with this.

Shave in the shower using this.

u/Psalm22 · 10 pointsr/pics

I'm not sure about straight razors, but I switched to double edged safety razors and it is so much better than Gillette crap. I bought this Merkur Safety Razor, 100 Derby Blades, Shaving Soap, And a shaving brush.

I spent a total of $60 and the only thing I've spent money on since is different soap. I bought these things over two or three years ago and I'm not even close to running out of razor blades. I get a closer more refreshing shave and I don't spend anywhere near the money I used to spend on shaving. Also, I thought it would take me longer to shave, but I spend about the same amount of time shaving.

I've never used an old school straight razor, but I'd like to at some point. However, it would be a considerable investment initially. At least $120ish for a nice blade, you gotta buy sharpening stone, probably also on a special strop for finer sharpening. So there is more time in preparation and conditioning before and after shaving. I would imagine that it could be very satisfying if you're willing to spend the time and money.

u/releasetheshutter · 10 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

This is the one I used. Read the reviews though, it's not great. It's an easy way to figure out if you want to switch from the standard razors. I personally like it because I can get rid of a thicker beard with less irritation. Will probably spend $30 and get an Edwin Jagger handle soon.

u/xPawreen · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

To add on to this, I added Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion to my routine as a hydrating toner under my regular moisturizer and it really helped with my dehydrated skin.

u/nerisella · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sure!!! In my opinion, the differin makes the most significant difference in my overall skin appearance and texture and the rest of the products are there for "support" so to say, but are no less important to my routine! I'll also try to include some mini reviews when possible so this might get long. I'd get a snack, lol.

AM Routine (note: this also depends on time in the AM, and whether or not I plan on leaving the house and/or apply makeup) --

  1. If I did not apply the CeraVe Healing Ointment the night before, I cleanse only with micellar water. I like the Simple brand, L'Oreal for dry skin, and the CVS beauty 360 brand a lot. If I DID apply the CeraVe Healing Ointment the night before, I cleanse with the Neutrogena Hydro Gel hydrating cleanser. I like this one and my skin feels really soft but really clean after, not dry.

  2. Hylamide SubQ anti-aging serum -- Very thin and watery, but I like it. My skin feels less dry and since fine lines are an issue under my eyes due to eczema under them, I'm getting more into anti-aging at age 23.

  3. Hyalmide SubQ Under Eye serum -- Bottle is only 15 ml but you really only need one drop for both eyes. Genetic dark circles and fine lines are major concerns for me. Both Hylamide serums are still very new to me, so I can't comment on results yet.

  4. TO Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA -- My acne scars fade quickly and the product has HA that helps with hydration. I can't single out this product as something that single handedly cleared up my scarring because I use so much, but I genuinely believe it helps. If I'm short on time though, this is something I might skip. This doesn't happen often though.

  5. TO Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% -- If I'm feeling really, really, really dry, at this point I'll also incorporate a drop or two of facial oil when applying this product. I like this product a lot, but it wasn't hydrating enough for me on its own regardless. If I'm super pressed for time in the AM, I might skip this one as well, but again not often.

  6. Avene Skin Recovery Cream -- This product is a ride or die, holy grail, will never, ever, ever be without it again kind of moisturizer for me. It's a bit pricey at $20-$30 USD on Amazon, but if I ever heard it was getting discontinued I would still buy a 2 year supply in backups. I have to buy mine on Amazon due to lack of retailers near me and I have gotten duds/fakes before, so be careful. Read reviews!!

  7. Sunscreen -- If I'm not planning on wearing makeup, I wear the Elta MD UV Clear physical sunscreen with Niacinamide (also note: If I plan on wearing this, I'm also gonna be skipping the Vit C from step 5). If I am planning on wearing makeup, I LOOOOVE the Nivea Sun Protect Plus UV Milky Essence, but it's hard for me to get on Amazon with prime shipping so I usually settle for the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence. The Biore has a higher alcohol content and is therefore more drying, but it does the job.

    PM Routine --

  8. If I were wearing makeup, I would used to always go for plain ol' mineral oil to remove my makeup/oil cleanse and follow again with the Neutrogena Cleanser from the AM. Now I'm trying a cleansing oil that actually emulsifies and rinses away and I'm liking it a lot. I usually follow with a quick swipe of micellar water and continue with my routine. If no makeup, I go straight in with the micellar water to cleanse.

  9. MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence -- I like this a lot. I've only been using it for a month or so texture wise I don't notice a huge difference in my skin from this product alone. But it is very moisturizing and I think it helps my skin hold onto moisture for longer in conjunction with the other products. I kinda pat this on with bare hands after putting a few drops in my palm.

  10. Differin, every other night. I use a pea sized amount all over my cheeks (worst prone for clogs), chin, forehead, and then the remainder on my nose. Holy grail status, will never be without again.

  11. Same Hylamide serums from AM.

  12. TO Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum -- I love this. It is pretty thick/goopy/gooey and kinda sticky when it dries down but this texture doesn't bother me too much because the residue feeling goes away when I apply other products on top.

  13. TO Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% -- On nights I don't use the differin, I will use this with a few drops of face oil mixed in. This has a more slippy/silicone-y feeling that isn't very moisturizing despite it looking very creamy. I mix the oil into the product on my fingertips before applying to my face because I found if I applied a few drops of oil on top of the skin after apply the suspension, the product would pill up and move around. I didn't love this product at first, but after cutting it out for a while I really missed it because it's definitely subtly effective. I read somewhere to pair it with TO's Niacinamide serum and I like them back to back.

  14. Avene Skin Recovery Cream -- See AM routine.

  15. Random Sample Eye Cream OR Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream if I have it on hand. That's the only eye cream I've ever repurchased the full size for after using a sample.

  16. CeraVe Healing Ointment -- I use this shit for everything. Seriously, I will put a thin layer all over my face at night to lock in moisture, heavily applied under/around the eyes if my eyes are feeling irritated from eye makeup or my eczema, lip balm, cut balm, burn balm, elbow/callous balm... So good. It's quite a bit more moisturizing than Aquaphor and has ceramides.

    I will also layer the CeraVe Creamy Oil onto my skin under the Avene Skin Recovery Cream in the PM if I'm feeling extra dry/irritated and skip the acids. I like the My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Sheet masks. I'll usually take a bubble bath once or twice a week and use those on my face during that time.

    Feel free to ask me any questions! :)
u/veruha · 10 pointsr/tifu

Use this next time and see if he still laughs

u/totallyfakejust4u · 10 pointsr/creepyPMs

This shit right here is the bomb: Thayer's Rose Witch Hazel

I grow roses and make my own, just buy witch hazel in bulk and add tons of rose petals to it.

u/orevilo · 10 pointsr/starterpacks

I hate to be that guy but the best shave I have ever gotten is from a safety razor. When I first bought it I got a handle and a box of razors for a total of like $30. That was about 3 years ago. Try it, and you won't go back to disposables ever again.


Then pick a handle you like

u/pixelnote · 10 pointsr/gifs

I think Astras are the cheapest at $11 for 100 on Amazon. Feathers are $26 for 100. I think those are the most extreme cases for popular brands, but I could be wrong. You can always buy a sampler from TryABlade to find out what brand you like the best.

u/thedreday · 10 pointsr/LifeProTips

Yes! I started with this kit. The soap and bowl are fine, the brush is rough (I bought a better one later). I actually found it at my local supermarket. Then you need a safety razor. Maggard is a very popular vendor on the sub. They sell cheap razors. Let's say you pick one up for $20. Now you need blades. I use Dorco. Others mentioned Astra and Derby. I linked to the 100 pack of each so you see how cheap they are (around $10), you could buy a smaller pack to try the blade. At around $40 (or the price for 12 Gilette Fusion Proglide cartridges you have enough to shave for around 2 years changing blades every week (I don't change that often, because I don't shave every day).

Now, how fancy you want your brush, your bowl, your soap, your razor, your blade is up to you. From the kit I built you I would get a better brush and maybe a fancier razor. People say different blades work for different people, so I would do a bit of research and try this site: For instance, you think you need a sharper blade, people say feathers are the sharpest, you can buy a couple blades for $0.55 each.

The only issue is that you (like others) might start to like wet shaving as a hobby and end up spending more money (like the $150 you mentioned). But besides that you will get a better shave than you can from fusions and canned foam/gel for less money.

u/G0ATLY · 9 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

/u/purebredginger Because it's her birthdaaaaay! Gifting them this because it's a higher priority item and once you paint your nails you want them shiny and protected!

u/turnermier1021 · 9 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Vape shop employee told me he worked for wicknvape which makes cotton bacon and they literally take these ORGANIC Cotton Makeup Puff, Medium

And the tear off both sides and package it...

You can do the same thing just remove the flat sides

u/Mickayy · 9 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Love these

Damn near lifetime supply, and they have been better than rayon for me.

u/sobrique · 9 pointsr/tifu

Like this: (Might not be entirely work safe. Depends how uptight they are about descriptions of putting hair remover on genitals)

u/VaginaDentata · 9 pointsr/malegrooming

1. Aveda Botanical Kinetics™ Hydrating Lotion - Face lotion, applied to face and mustache after shower.

2. Musgo Real Glycerine Lime Soap, MR GLO - Face soap, used before each shave.

3. Proraso Shaving Soap with Eucalyptus Oil and Menthol - Shave soap, whipped up then applied to face for shaving.

4. Proraso Pre and Post Shave Cream - Pre/Post shave cream, massaged into face after washing face with MR GLO. Massaged into face again after shave.

5. Proraso Aftershave Lotion - Aftershave, applied to face either after shave or after shower. My wife likes the smell of this.

6. TABAC ORIGINAL For Men By MAURER & WIRTZ Deodorant Stick - Deodorant, masculine scent of lavender, citrus, and warm florals.

7. Colonel Conk Evernice Model 775 Chrome Safety Razor Stand - Stand, holds DE razor and brush.

8. Merkur Model 180 Long Handled Safety Razor - DE Razor, great weight and balance used to shave face.

9. Tweezerman Men's Shaving Brush - So, so brush used for applying shave soap. Would like a better brush someday.

10. Feather Hi-Stainless Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades - Razors for DE, my favorite so far.

11. Tweezerman His Moustache Scissors with Comb - Scissors and comb, after movember I decided to keep the mustache so these items help maintain its appearance.

12. Comb - Comb, used for combing hair before and after shower.

13. Aveda Men Pure-Formance™ Grooming Clay - Hair product, used after shower with hair wet or dry. Hair looks natural but styled. I'll use pomade if I want the appearance of having a more polished look.

14. Large Stainless Steel Shaving Soap Bowl from Super Safety Razors - Mug, I'd rather have a porcelain mug for class but this does the trick. I use it to soak my brush and razor before each shave. I also use it for creams when not using Proraso.

u/Sigmorhair666 · 9 pointsr/asktrp

Neither - do yourself a huge favor and get these

This alone will last you a year in blades and refils of more blades are dirt cheap.

u/frogtened · 9 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

My face reacts badly to every sunscreen I've tried besides this: EltaMD. I believe what I'm reacting to is Avobenzone, a common "chemical" sunscreen ingredient. This stuff is "physical" sunscreen.

u/EmilyLynn · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I live in Canada too, but I actually order them online because I have yet to find them in a store. I don't know if you have a target where you live in Canada but as someone said below, this is also the same thing just a different brand and you cut them up yourself.

u/Beautiful_Alice · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have some suggestions. None of these have been moisturizing enough for me in the past though- I'm currently using products with both that irritate/break out my skin minimally. Please double check!

Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel

Cremo creme

Ceracolla Perfect Gel

Ceracolla lotion

Have not tried:

Oilatum natural repair cream

Asian beauty is where it's at mostly:

u/hookersinheels · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I started using a salux washcloth in the shower and Alpha 10% glycolic acid lotion for my KP, which has really helped. Although like another poster said, consistency is key - whenever I find myself lapsing, my KP flares back up.

u/redyellowand · 9 pointsr/beauty

Salux towel!

Try looking at your local Asian market first, but omg, I friggin love this thing. Obviously the scrubbing takes work, but tbh it's almost like a ritual...and then my skin is soooo smooth afterwards.

u/aliendayzz · 9 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

It honestly sounds like you could have dehydrated skin and you should check out /r/skincareaddiction and /r/asianbeauty

Asian beauty was extremely helpful to me as I have almost completely restored my skin and it is so much better, plumper and brighter. I find that there are great, drugstore friendly priced products that you can use with an AB skincare routine, although the sometimes it might be harder to get products as quick, as most ship from Asian countries. One thing that has helped me is using a hyaluronic serum before I use a hyaluronic face mask. I use these twice a day (when I have the time, which is almost daily). I also use the hyaluronic serum before my mask, let it sink in for a couple minutes, put the face mask on and keep it on until it starts drying out (about 45 min, which seems long but I prioritize it). I then take the mask off and let it all soak into my skin for a couple mins, use the hyaluronic serum again, let it soak in and then out my moisturizer on. I've only been doing this for the past month and the intense change in my skin is absolutely ridiculous. These are the two products I use. and

If you're worried about the price, you can buy bundles of sheet masks on Amazon for low prices.

u/reallycoolpeople · 9 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

::Deep breath::

AM & PM:

  • Slap some o' this stuff all over my face: Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid. This shit is the shit. It makes everything else absorb better. Less slug life, more actual benefits.

  • Snail Goo! Bee Goo! This is very calming, and helps with redness and itchiness from the tret irritation.
  • Sometimes an ampoule but I haven't found an exceptional one yet.
  • More magic: This Donkey-flavored cream. Sometimes, my face is so unhappy that even Cerave stings. This always helps. Plus, the name makes me giggle every time I open it. Don't buy it at this price, though. Memebox runs lots of sales, and I can stock up for more like $25. I'd like to find a cheaper dupe.
  • Draw a goatee on myself with a thick cream (where my peeling and redness are worst). I don't think this is particularly special, any heavy cream does the same thing. I carry it around all day, though, and reapply said goatee. Makes my skin feel less tight, helps with the red some more, and hides the edges of the peeling for a while.
u/harry_lawson · 9 pointsr/IsItBullshit

Complete bullshit. I’d just like to ask why you have to ask your mom to shave? You’re old enough to buy yourself some razors, dude. On the subject, I’d suggest a good double edge safety razor and some good shaving cream - it’s much better for sensitive, teenage skin and is just cheaper in the long run (the refill razor blades are like 10 cents each).

u/betterWithSprinkles · 9 pointsr/AsianBeauty

CVS ran a similar 30% deal a week ago. I got excited and stocked up on things, then realized Amazon had the same items for much less than the CVS sale price. Example below.

Cerave PM at CVS (before 30% discount)

same product on Amazon

u/Firefox7275 · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Most products do not list the niacinamide content and those with a high percentage are likely not the cheapest ones, I suspect most cheaper products contain 1-2% - effective for some goals but not what you asked for. Check out the /r/skincareaddictionUK/ ingredients Wiki and niacinamide mega review thread (sidebar).

Off the top of my head the cheapest is SR Skincare Lumineux Blemish Reduction Cream (inexpensive shipping to Europe). Do clarify with the company that it is 4% niacinamide with 2% glucosamine, the 'details' tab intimates that it does and the order of the ingredients list is consistent with that. If you find out for sure please message me and I will edit the SCA UK ingredients Wiki.

If you want a well formulated DIY serum check out Skin Essential Actives KinNiaNAG kit (does three serums) which is 5% niacinamide. You also need a scale accurate to 0.01g. They ship worldwide from China (run by US citizen).

There is CeraVe PM lotion on UK Amazon which the company say is 4% niacinamide. It is not the cheapest but it is a 90g pack size, whereas a lot of moisturisers are 50g and serums 30g.

Olay use a lot of niacinamide but the higher percentages are in the pricier lines.

u/misslucylouise · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Everything was Prime at my time of purchase and when I posted this so hopefully they will stay that way!

All the Cerave!!

Cereve in a Tub-new product for me...mostly use when skin is dry from night usage of prescription trentinol cream

Cereva SA Lotion-really helped with my acne

Cereva Foaming Face Cleanser-loving this face wash but might have to switch to the hydrating face cleanser come the dryer winter months

Other than Cerave:

Hada Labo Moist Lotion-great for quick-drying non-sticky moisture on the go, especially under make up or when I am rushing out the door

Biore UV Watery Essence SPF 50-love everything about this sunscreen except how quickly I go through it!

Mizon BHA/AHA -every other day exfoliation toner applied with cotton pad

REN Glycol Renewal Mask - weekly exfoliation, always makes my skin glow

u/SpiritSnake · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I found three things really helped with my body acne, which I had on my chest and back. It was never terrible, I only had mild - moderate acne on my body, but it was definitely annoying.

  1. Using a good face wash on my chest, back and shoulders really helped. I use Cerave foaming face wash on my upper body when I shower.

  2. Showering more frequently helps. I used to shower every third or fourth day (dry shampoo and deodorant go a long way), but now I shower every second day.

  3. Using a BHA on the more stubborn areas. I still occasionally get minor breakouts on my chest, but applying a BHA keeps my skin super clear. I use either the Paula's Choice Clear Body Spray or Cosrx BHA Liquid.

    Hope that helps!
u/BloodyTrannyCock · 9 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/Hurricane_Alice · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I have super dry skin that's also super sensitive. I have dry scalp and some scaly patches on my face that I've dealt with by being super gentle with my skin. First, I would recommend finding moisturizing products for sensitive skin. I highly suggest a hyaluronic acid based lotion, but you'll likely have to layer moisturizers to get what you want. It may also be helpful to use a hydrating cleanser or a good cleansing oil.

Basically, what i suggest is to try layering multiple simple products, based on what your skin needs.

What's worked for me when nothing else would:

Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Moist lotion Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. My skin requires this in the dry winter.

Ceracolla Super Moist Lotion This has ceramides that are super awesome for "unhealthy" skin.

Cremo Moisturizer This has Urea which is a mild exfoliant in small amounts... I love this stuff.

Burts Bees Sensitive Night Cream Generic night cream with ingredients that don't burn my face. It's not super moisturizing on it's own, but is great when layered.

Ceracolla Perfect Gel If your skin isn't super dry, this could work for hyaluronic acid and ceramides.

Boots Expert Sensitive hydrating serum This is super moisturizing, but breaks out my chin. It's actually the most moisturizing feeling of the bunch, but doesn't have a lot of "benefits"

Aquaphor: A thin layer overnight can make your skin feel great in the morning, and especially if you're not wearing makeup, it won't need to be washed off.

Bare minerals has a purely nourishing moisturizer which has great ingredients, except for lavender essential oil, which my skin does not like. It's in my skincare drawer for when my skin is healthy, but I'm nervous about considering using it.

Also: Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue tinted gel cream has been wonderful for my super dry skin. I apply it in the morning and do not apply powder (which never worked for me before) and it gives just enough coverage and leaves my skin looking nice. Also, I do find it quite moisturizing for a tinted moisturizer/foundation. The only issue is that it doesn't last on my chin so much, but I'm putting some in a bb cushion test out!

u/Nerd_in_a_28 · 9 pointsr/AsianBeauty

They are, but I've found that the American retailers of Hada Labo charge a lot more than it costs to get the Japanese version from, well, basically anywhere.

Case in point, Ulta's Hada Labo Hydrator is $9 when it's half off for 1.7 fluid ounces of product.

Amazon Prime has the Hada Labo Gokujyun Moist for a little under $12 for 5.7 ounces of product.

u/Lderx · 9 pointsr/toddlers

We just tackled this like 2 weeks ago, and it only took 2 applications of this: mavala stop .

2.5 year old and was very attached to his thumb, so I was surprised at how quick it worked. He still hasn’t figured out how to settle down before naps/bed, so it takes a little more time to get him to sleep.

u/visualize_and_attack · 8 pointsr/AskMen

It's clear and cheap and you just paint it on your nails. This will stop you from biting. The tough part is to then stop yourself from creating a new habit that is picking at your finger nails with your other finger nails lol.

u/anticausal · 8 pointsr/pics

I've had some success with this stuff. A few months after I stop using it, I do relapse to some extent. I'm definitely better than I used to be though, and never bite to the extent that I once did (i.e. like the thumb in the image).

u/ImLikeAnOuroboros · 8 pointsr/MensRights

To those switching just get off the disposables. I bought this guy years ago for $25 and all i have to do is buy disposable blades (Like $10 for 100), that’ll last me about a year and a half if not longer. And it’s a way better shave IMO than the disposable stuff. Better for the environment too

u/arandombritishguy · 8 pointsr/britishproblems

hahahaha some of those are absolute comedy gold!! thanks man. Link is here for anyone interested - one guy even writes a poem about it!! Also good luck in the African desert, whatever it is you are doing!

edit: link

u/JimDaBoff · 8 pointsr/britishproblems

Hair removal cream (see top review)

u/onereceivingsight · 8 pointsr/sex
u/nogiraffetattoo · 8 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I always feel really polished if my nails are done. I don't have the time or the money to go to a salon to have them done, or to constantly do touch ups, so this is my routine, that I will do Sunday night, and it lasts me with no chips through Friday for sure:

  1. Remove polish and wipe down nails with rubbing alcohol (the alcohol can be skipped, but allegedly helps prime your nails).
  2. Apply a base coat of this Gelous gel base polish. (You might find this cheaper at Sally Beauty.)
  3. Apply 1 coat of color - any brand.
  4. Apply a second coat of Gelous.
  5. Apply a second coat of color.
  6. Apply a 3rd coat of Gelous.
  7. Apply this fast drying top coat from Seche Vite.

    I occasionally skip the second coat of Gelous and it still seems to turn out fine. The seche vite top coat is honestly super fast drying and it leaves the most amazing shine on my nails, which just puts them over the top. People always comment on how great my nails look.

    One last tip for helping your manicure last: wear gloves when washing dishes or handling cleaners. This really helps my nails not chip!

    Other things that make me feel put together: a pair of stud earrings, a blazer, COFFEE.
u/demiklown · 8 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

ORGANIC Cotton Makeup Puff, Medium
Not prime, sorry

u/jelloisalive · 8 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Instead of finding a scrubbing soap I use a Japanese wash cloth. It's better than a loofa because the soap doesn't sink towards the middle, you can wrap it around your back and scrub the hard to reach parts, and it's easy to clean in the shower or washing machine (just don't put it in the dryer). It works with both clear and creamy soaps, too, so you can scrub the moisture in and the dirt off. It's also a better alternative to the microbeads that end up in the ocean.

u/wjello · 8 pointsr/AsianBeauty

The right one appears to be the Milky Lotion and the left one appears to be the Lotion. Maybe you can double check to make sure you ordered the right one? I've occasionally had Amazon product photos that do not match the product description.

u/idontcollectstraws · 8 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Omg, currently living here! In general I'd recommend checking out the Cosme rankings. However I have a lot to say so I'm going to list my recommendations in descending order of importance haha.

The hada labo lotion (note: it's actually a thin liquid that westerners would call a toner) is quite good. (looks like this). However I have really really dry skin, and I personally prefer their "milky lotion". These products (and their equivalents in Hada Labo's "premium" line are popular enough that you can get a good price on them on amazon, but I'd really recommend taking this opportunity to go try them all on the back of your hand at a drugstore. Like, literally any decent-sized drugstore in Japan should have them all :)

There are a lot of really good japanese sunscreens that you should look into. Plus with your skintone, you probably won't have to worry a ton about whitecast. I think the Biore UV bright face milk would be a nice place to start, especially if you have oilier skin! It's also quite nice under makeup.

In my experience, Japanese mascaras tend to be lengthening and clump-proof, but often aren't too volumizing. If, like me, that isn't an issue for you, I highly, highly recommend the Heroine Long and Curl.
Japan also does really great false lashes, if that's your thing. Miche Bloomin makes some really natural looking ones, but I know people also like the ones Dollywink and Dup make.

I really love the CEZANNE UV Clear Face Powder. It takes the shine down without totally mattifying. Other people really like the Canmake Marshmallow finish powder.

The naturie hatomugi skin conditioning gel and/or lotion are really well-reviewed, and fairly cheap here. I see them in a lot of little cosmetics shops and some drugstores. I personally haven't tried them because it didn't seem like they'd be moisturizing enough for my dry skin, but it sounds like they might be a nice fit for you.

The classic DHC lip balm in the pink tube is kind of pricey but also my favorite lip balm, and the lipsticky shape makes me feel ~fancy~

All my japanese girls are currently into Excel's eyeshadow quads. They're great for getting that really shimmery japanese eye look, if you're into that. The Opera tint rouge is also really popular here.

DHC and Kose (the pink softymo, in particular) make good oil cleansers, but they'd be a nightmare in a suitcase so I don't recommend you buy them here.

A lot of japanese makeup shops also currently stock [the SAEM] Cover Perfection Tip Concealer, which I like a lot and is pretty popular.

Speaking of south korean brands, if you're in a big city (ie: Tokyo, Osaka) there will be some standalone South Korean stores (eg: Etude House, Innisfree, Skinfood). The Etude House store in Umeda is closed this week, but if you can find one, you should try the soon jung line! CREE`MARE by DHOLIC stores also stock a lot of south korean makeup, especially cushions.

Anyway, have fun! And feel free to message me with questions about confusing packaging/whatever while you're here :)

Edit: grammar haha

u/kubot · 8 pointsr/blackladies

I've fallen into an Asian Skincare hole lately, and absolutely LOVE Hada Labo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Lotion Moist as a moisturizer for oily skin. It's super lightweight, makes my skin so bouncy and hydrated, is cheap and you can get it with fast shipping from Amazon.

u/galeguinha · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! Due to the recent drama around here, a lot of the sidebar links take us to nowhere right now. The sidebar is usually a lot more welcoming! I think the mods are working on finding alternative sources of info, but in the meantime, here's a really good breakdown of how to evaluate your current routine to see how you might want to go about changing it, and here's sort of a crowd-sourced list of things the members here recommend, separated by skin type.

Until the beginner guides routines get retooled and put up, the search function might be a good place to start looking for recommendations, as well as sister subs like /r/AsianBeauty, /r/skincareaddicts, and /r/skincareaddictionuk, and outside sites like MakeupAlley and Beautypedia (although be aware of the bias towards Paula's Choice products here).

Now, as for your specific routine, you have a few options: you could look for a new cleanser and/or moisturizer, or you could add a few steps to your routine to level up on moisturizing. Which of these you choose to do and why is completely up to you, but here are a few common considerations among those whose skin feels dry or irritated.

  • 1: your cleanser might be drying you out. Generally, the closer your cleanser is to skin's natural pH (around 5.5), the less it will disrupt your skin's barrier function, which helps protect your skin from bacteria, irritation, etc. I'm not familiar with your cleanser, but if it's above 5.5, this might be what's happening. Off the top of my head, commonly recommended cleansers at pH ~5.5 include: CeraVe foaming cleanser (found in most drug stores), CeraVe hydrating cleanser (ditto), Hada Labo Foaming. You can find more if you search this sub and places like /r/AsianBeauty (who have a spreadsheet color-coded by pH) and other subs linked here on the sidebar.
  • 2: you want a heavier-duty moisturizer. This is pretty self explanatory. You might need something with more emollients and occlusives in it; emollients make your skin softer, while occlusives form a barrier over your skin to prevent water loss. Look for things with mineral oil or petroleum jelly (occlusives) and things like fatty alcohols (cetyl, stearyl, cetearyl) and oils for emollients. A lot of people on the sub like to recommend CeraVe in the tub or CeraVe PM as a starting point, but be aware that some people have negative reactions to fatty alcohols. EltaMD's Melting moisturizer is usually a safe bet, since it includes so few ingredients, and my all-time favorite is DML Daily Facial Moisturizer. Again, these are the things I can think of off the top of my head since I've used them, but the sub search will bring up plenty more.
  • 3: you might want to keep your current products and consider adding in more steps to your routine. Like they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? If you know your current products aren't breaking you out and feel like your skin just needs a little push over the edge to get to Happy Moisture Land, you could just add in a step or two to your existing routine. One of the easiest changes would be to slap on a thin coat of Vaseline or Aquaphor at night after cleansing and moisturizing; these both act as occlusives to prevent moisture loss overnight. If that's not enough, you could also add in a humectant between cleansing and moisturizing. Humectants help to retain moisture, and they pull up water from the dermis to the epidermis. Common humectants include glycerin and hyaluronic acid, so ideally look for products with those in the ingredient list--you often find them in things categorized as toners (although, as a side note, beware of any toners that contain alcohol, which can be drying). Some people have bought vegetable glycerin from the store and love it, while others prefer light serums with hyaluronic acid, such as this (also available at Ulta with different packaging), this, or this. Finally, you could also include a separate emollient step, like incorporating a facial oil before your moisturizer. You can get a great sample pack of oils from Garden of Wisdom, or you can pick up something from a Whole Foods, a vitamin store, or any kind of natural foods store. Popular oils include jojoba, sunflower, safflower, coconut (this breaks some people out in a major way, though), rosehip, and meadowfoam.

    Anyway, this has turned into a comment of gargantuan proportions, but I hope this helps you in some way, shape, or form. In general, I really recommend using the search function, as there are droves of information on products, on pH-related stuff, on emollients/occlusives/humectants and what products contain which, etc. Don't forget to patch test any new products before putting them on your entire face, just to make sure they play nicely with your skin. I'd also be remiss if I didn't suggest adding in a sunscreen, but that's a topic for a whole different novel-sized comment.

    *Edited to add in a missing link
u/JohnVanDePijp · 8 pointsr/thenetherlands

I used Astra Razor Blades 100. It was very good for multiple shaves even.

u/n00bquake · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is my favorite brand of hydrocolloid bandages! I started out with the Nexcare Acne Patches, which were WAY too small to stick to anything (they ended up falling off within an hour or two).

Picked these up at Safeway and was blown away by their performance! They stick amazingly well, and pull out a ton more garbage than the Nexcare HCBs. I cut each bandage in half to maximize usages.

u/Cairnwyn · 8 pointsr/breakingmom

I finally have my acne under control after 20 years. Here's what worked for me:

  • Wear makeup as infrequently as possible

  • Use an oil based cleanser to remove makeup and don't wash with anything but warm water if I haven't worn makeup (I use the tried and true Ponds cleanser -- green top). Spend at least 30 seconds massaging the cleanser into your skin, particularly in your problem areas. Wipe off with a warm washcloth. Do not scrub.

  • Moisturize religiously with a mild facial lotion twice a day (again, I use Ponds -- blue top -- but Cerave is the most popular option on the skincare subs)

  • Use a water based sunscreen when not wearing makeup (I use Biore Watery Essence Note that the trick to these is to NOT RUB THEM IN. Just glide it over your skin and let it dry. No one tells you this on the skincare subs, so it took me a while to figure it out.

  • Use a makeup primer when wearing makeup (I use Rimmel Fix and Perfect). Again, glide it over your skin -- do not rub it in.

  • Use a good quality foundation for sensitive skin. I use Clinique.

  • STRIDEX RED BOX. This is seriously my gold star product. Use one wipe across your whole face before bed. Let it dry completely then apply your moisturizer. Research if it's safe while breastfeeding because I know you're not supposed to use it while pregnant (although as a topical, it is most likely still safe -- just one of those over cautious things).

  • Change your pillow case regularly

  • Use a fresh washcloth every time

  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible. This was a HARD habit for me to break. I'm a "lean my head on my hand" kind of girl.

  • Keep your hair off your face and make sure you're using products in your hair that don't irritate your skin. It's one thing people forget to think about because it isn't a face care product, but it is so close to your face that it can cause breakouts particularly if you don't wash the product out of your hair before going to bed since it can get on your pillowcase and then on your skin.

  • Get a good mask and use it 1-2 times a week when your skin breaks out or feels super oily. I use a mud mask. Cleanse with an oil based cleanser after using the mask.

  • Disinfect anything that touches your face regularly (sunglasses, cell phone, hats, etc.)

  • Use hydrocolloid bandages on actual breakouts overnight ( and keep them covered as much as possible particularly at night. However, I also find that spending 10 minutes a day in the sun with my acne uncovered helps too.
u/WithLinesOfInk · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

They absorb moisture, oil, pus, from trouble spots without chemicals. I wear mine overnight, many people will wear all day, depending on your preference. They seem to work better on surface acne than cystic but still reduce the timeline of my cystic acne a lot. I buy mine from Amazon (

u/mmorix · 8 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I think it is. :) If you don't find it hydrating enough, try something with hyaluronic acid; like this.

u/Tuxedo_sheetmask · 8 pointsr/AsianBeauty

The blue pouch on the right is a refill of [Hada Labo Shirojyun Milky Lotion] (

I haven't used this particular product, but I've used the watery version called Hada Labo Shirojyun Albutin Medicinal Whitening Lotion, and the regular, much lauded Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Moist. I love the regular Gokujyun.

It should be quite hydrating, and brightening. =) Use it directly after cleansing as a toner/first treatment essence unless you're using actives, and then use first after actives.

edit: formatting

u/Lynda73 · 8 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Looks like you picked up a referral link somewhere along the way. Here's the product you linked to without the referral:

u/Johnzsmith · 8 pointsr/LifeProTips

Sure. I will offer up this as a super cheap example of a decent way to start. It will provide a decent shave at a very reasonable price and you can always upgrade later if you decide that you want to.

Razor. It is cheap as hell, but works surprisingly well.

Blades. Buying a sample pack is a great way to decide on a blade that suits you. Every blade is different for everyone. A blade that works wonders for me may leave you with razorburn or stubble and vice versa. Unlike most things cost is not indicitive of how good a blade is.

Brush. Some people prefer badger hair brushes, some people prefer boar bristle. I like both and I use both. This is a decent boar bristle brush for someone starting out. The more that boar is used, the softer it gets.

Soap. Believe it or not you can easily spend hundreds a year on soaps and creams alone if you decide you want to try everything out there. Proraso soap is a great one for a beginner though, easy to lather, slick, and protective. It gives a nice tingle to your face due to the menthol so that is something to be aware of though.

For under $45 you can get started with a full kit. For under $25 if you just want the razor and some blades.

Now here is my favorite setup

Razor. The Merkur 39c has a head that holds the blade at a slant, enabling it to cut more like a guillotine. This is good for someone like me that has very tough and wiry beard hair.

Blades. Astra Superior Platinum razor blades are my favorite. Each one will last me for 3-4 days of shaving. Remember, a blade that works for me may not work for you. Blades are a trial and error thing.

Brush. I have more expensive brushes, but this brush is my favorite. Very soft, yet has enough stiffness to easily whip up a lather and it holds tons of water.

Soap. This is a shave stick. You rub the soap on your face and then use your brush to build a lather. This listing is for 15 shave sticks. A single stick can easily last 6-9 months.

For about 130 bucks you can make a big jump in quality. The majority of costs involved are in the razor itself and a more expensive brush. If I wanted I could spend upwards of 200 dollars on a stainless steel razor and over 500 dollars on high end silvertip badger hair brush. As I have mentioned before, this hobby is as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be.

I hope this helps.

u/soggit · 8 pointsr/LifeProTips

This right here. You dont need your blades to last a super long time when they cost 11 cents a piece instead of $5

edit: obligatory /r/wicked_edge

u/calnamu · 8 pointsr/de
u/DependentWoman · 8 pointsr/truelesbians

My girlfriend and I have identical body-hair rituals so, I speak for two women here:


Armpit hair - We both remove it all the time, I mean it takes 2 seconds.

Leg hair - Also consistently shave, but if we're wearing pants a lot (winter) we aren't weird about some leg stubble. We are a hairy leg democracy and vote on when we will shave so nobody werewolves alone.

Pube hair - Trim neatly. We both shave the bikini line and the top to keep a nice triangle , and use an electric razor to trim the rest of it down to a neat length, but we don't remove it all ever.



Side note: I highly recommend safety razors, specifically The Lady Gillette - you will save mountains of money. It costs $20-$30 (can be found on eBay), and then the blades cost actual pennies. Example, less than $10 for 100 blades - you could easily use less than 1 blade per week, making this last 2+ years. TEN DOLLARS EVERY TWO YEARS. You can stop buying those overpriced cartridges that were only invented to make you spend more money,

Plus, the shave is superior anyway, and it's convenient. It's so nice being able to take the razor out mid-shave (say, if I let things get a little bad) and hit the blade and the head with water and go back with a perfectly unclogged blade. I've been using mine for over a year, and made my girlfriend buy one immediately and she has never looked back either. Seriously my friends, worth it - happy to answer any questions.


u/CarpetFibers · 8 pointsr/lifehacks

200 bucks? A decent safety razor is $30-50. What brand are you using? Also you can get 100 blades for $10.

u/SniffyClock · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

Am a dude but I know my wife would give the same answer.

She was going through razors insanely fast because she has sensitive skin and didn't like to re-use disposable razors. I bought a safety razor and got her to try it out. She was sold on it immediately and we haven't bought disposables or cartridges in years.

I bought a 100 pack of blades 2 years ago for 10 dollars and she hasn't ran out yet.

Edit* Should also say that the initial cost is high compared to cartridges. Probably around $75 to get set up. It's cheap as hell after that though.

u/beltaine · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It is and it's on sale at the moment. It was $18 yesterday and today it's ~$19, usually $23. Not exactly $15 but I've heard great things about it. :)

u/PA2SK · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

If you want true buy it for life I would suggest going with a DE razor, especially if you're worried about cost. If you get a cartridge razor, like the gillette sensor, you're going to be paying about $1 per cartridge, at least. Razor blades on the other hand can be less than 10 cents a piece. I bought 100 blades for $9, that's about a two years supply. With the money you save on blades you can afford a top quality razor, which really will last a lifetime. As others suggested, a stainless steel razor is expensive but will last forever. If you don't want to spring for that though look for something like a merkur:

u/pax_mentis · 7 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have super sensitive skin and used to absolutely hate shaving – which was especially unfortunate because my paleness rivals Jim Gaffigan's and my hair is very dark.

These are tips I've picked up from 2X over time that have made a major difference for me in getting a closer shave without irritation:

  • The right razor helps. I've found that men's razors are typically better, but these cheapo drug-store brand women's ones work really well for me. I recently used my boyfriend's double edged safety razor and I'm considering making the switch (blades are super cheap!), but I'm currently too afraid of butchering my legs by accident.

  • Dry brushing before showering with a body brush seems to help prevent skin irritation for me; failing that, exfoliation beforehand with a loofah in the shower. If I don't do either of those I am pretty much guaranteeing skin irritation.

  • Men's shave cream works better than women's shave cream and is cheaper, but conditioner or lotion works even better than those – with the added advantage that you can easily see the area you're shaving.

  • For the bikini area it's better to go with the grain or at an angle to it to avoid irritation (~45° from going with the grain seems to be good for getting a closer shave with less irritation).

  • On areas more prone to skin irritation (like the bikini area), using a product like PFB Vanish afterwards seems to help, but it's really expensive. Recently I've started using witch hazel as soon as I'm out of the shower instead – it's working just as well, but it's cheaper. Apparently a lot of strippers put unscented deodorant on the area to prevent irritation/ingrowns, too.

  • I dry my razors off after I use them to prevent them from rusting, but I've heard of dipping them in alcohol first or storing them in mineral or baby oil instead (I'm not sure which liquid would work best for this, but I'm curious – does anyone know?). Drying them has made them last way longer while irritating my skin much less.

    Also, you might benefit from reading this thread in r/ I imagine men's shaving tips apply equally to us.

    tl;dr: use men's razors, men's shave cream or conditioner or lotion, exfoliate beforehand, shave with or at an angle to the grain, witch hazel after, dry off your razor
u/nosheepnosleep · 7 pointsr/transgendercirclejerk

paint your nails with bitterant

/uj seriously

u/ThreeFistsCompromise · 7 pointsr/funny

I quit by applying a nasty, bitter, clear nail polish a few times a week. I grew up with the Thum brand, but it received poor reviews on Amazon. So here's something similar.

Or just check out what pinworms do.

Good luck!

u/MrSlyde · 7 pointsr/feminineboys

Friend of mine had a similar issue. She had a BIG nail biting problem. She fixed it with filing and some nail polish-like stuff that tasted downright NASTY, evidently.

I think this is it but I’ll send her a text

u/TheSpearCarrier · 7 pointsr/interestingasfuck

If you are actually looking to quit the habit you can try this - worked for me!

u/Iophobic · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Does anyone have recommendations for a toner that's good for oily skin and <$30? I'm currently using the last of my Thayer's rose petal but would like to branch out

I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to toners so I haven't used many outside of the Thayer's and Proactiv's when I was a teen ^shudders

u/ignoretheyam · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Okay, so I think you need to build a routine based on moisture. Some products I recommend that are easily available at Target/Walmart/Amazon/drugstores:


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gentle Cleansing Lotion *

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser


Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist *

Thayers Alcohol Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream *

Cerave Moisturizing Cream (aka Cerave in the tub)

Actives for texture/acne improvement:

The Ordinary Azealic Acid Suspension

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

I provided two options for each product. Note that the products with a * next to them are products I personally use and really love. The others are ones that I've seen highly recommended on this subreddit (and I also really want to try that Azealic Acid lol). I honestly think that with a simple routine like this your skin will clear right up and look really lovely, because your acne is minimal. All of these are non-comedogenic and gentle. Make sure to add only one product a week to make sure they don't break you out, and patch test on your wrist to make sure you aren't allergic to them. I hope this is helpful!

u/kennymat · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is nice and doesn't break the bank...
Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 oz

u/Dylan_Ram_Brick · 7 pointsr/IsItBullshit

As an alternative, you can buy a quality safety razor, and then blades are as low as 16 cents a piece when you buy them in a pack of 100 from Amazon. I bought this razor for $30 and I get one week's use per blade, so after the initial investment of $30 we are looking at 16 cents per week.



u/peony_chalk · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

I've been using CeraVe PM lotion, and that works well for me. It's not like, OMG AMAZING, but it keeps me moisturized without being greasy/oily, and it doesn't break me out. (PSA: this stuff is apparently like 80% off the normal price right now on Amazon if you get it in a Prime Pantry box.)

I tried the Hada Labo gel cream before the CeraVe. I liked it too, but it left me feeling a little bit ... stickier? So now I've just been using it for my hands and neck.

Also, if you haven't already, you should definitely check out r/skincareaddiction. There's tons of great product recommendations and helpful people over there!

u/NewSkinInTown · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Cerave PM is usually just around ~ 7/8 usd on Amazon per bottle (3 oz). You can check on:

Anyway, cerave in the tub has no niacinamide.

u/Heretic04 · 7 pointsr/savedyouaclick

Loofah sponges suck.

I'm all about these exfoliating towels:

The soap lathers up great with these, it's coarse enough to scrub grease stains off your body and it's super easy to scrub your back with one of these. I hate it when I'm staying in a hotel and I don't have one of these.

u/farfigirl · 7 pointsr/AsianBeauty

This is my first time copying a link, so I hope this works!
(in case it doesn't, i searched "salux Japanesel blue wash cloth" and the seller was "Salux")


u/cat_can_too · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hada labo hyaludronic acid moist toner.

Not a mist, but chock full of humectants and fragrance free.

u/masterofdisquise · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've used the niacinamide + zinc serum, buffet peptide serum, and the matrixyl + HA, which are all like improving skin texture/anti-aging serums. I think they have a concentrated H Acid serum that would be good in conjunction with moisturizer for hydration, but have heard that [this one] ( from another of the deciem brands is a better H acid serum.

edit: I feel like you could also use the really popular [hado labo h acid lotion too] ( I personally feel like for my skin, the peptide serums and moisturizer, after a long continued use, built up my skin well enough that I don't have my usual winter dryness, but skincare is really YMMV

u/ohwhereismycoffee · 7 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Oil cleanser --> Foaming cleanser --> hydrating toner in the moist or light version --> emulsion --> cream

The Gokujyun range gets translated in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways, so it can get a little confusing. The name 'Gokujyun' simply means 'super hydrating', all of the products contain hyaluronic acid, and the range consists of the clear, hydrating 'lotion' (what is known in Western countries as a 'toner'), an emulsion/milk, which looks and feels like a thin Western moisturizer (it's white, and comes in a smaller bottle than the lotion) and then the gel-cream hybrid 'cream'.

Edited to add: you don't have to use every step from the range. You can use them in conjunction with products from other brands/ranges.

u/Penguins_Polar_Bears · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ah i see. This is the one I refer to as standard

I didn't mean to do it a disservice, only used the word 'standard' as I thought it is the more widely used HA. It's awesome, but the premium one is better in my opinion.

u/mrob2k68 · 7 pointsr/wicked_edge

Funny you should ask. Recently started really getting into products to take care of my tired, old, wrinkly face. This endeavor was directly related to getting into /r/wicked_edge and pampering myself with great products.

I live in Florida and need to moisturize and protect. I've added the following to my regimen:

CeraVe Cleanser - use it when I shower. This has replaced the facial scrub I would use pre-shave.

A Vitamin C serum - again...I'm an old man and trying to slow down some aging.

A hyaluronic acid lotion - hoping it does what it says and keeps my skin moisturized.

Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer - This is my final layer at the start of the day. SPF could probably stand to be higher, but I'll rock a hat and sunglasses if I think my sun exposure is going to last longer than the typical in and out of my car.

I use a different moisturizer at night that doesn't have an SPF component.

It's funny to me...the older I get the more regimens I have. Probably should have started taking better care of things a little earlier in my life, but was too busy thinking in the now.

u/jicty · 7 pointsr/Throwers

O'keeffe's working hands is the best hand cream I have ever used.

u/rep_it_out · 7 pointsr/powerlifting

This stuff is the best that I have ever tried. They sell it at Walmart and Tractor Supply.

u/z33tec · 7 pointsr/wicked_edge

Although you dismissed it in your post, it may be worth noting that the VDH Kit works great for most people. When combined with the Lord L6 razor, it's a great way for people to break into wetshaving without investing alot of money. I've been using the VDH kit for about 3 weeks now and love it. I'd like to upgrade the brush eventually (it sheds more than I'd like), but the soap smells/works great and the bowl... is... a bowl. Also, you can pick the VDH kit up at Walmart for $7.97.

u/flinchcr · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

been looking through r/asianbeauty as that region has great skincare products. from what i’ve gathered Kracie Ichikami is a great sulfate free shampoo. this is a great face cleanser and this is a great face toner/moisturizer.

u/toxik0n · 7 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Oil Cleanser: Holika Holika Soda Pore cleansing B.B Deep Cleansing Oil

This stuff takes off ALL my makeup with a gentle massage. Every ounce of waterproof eyeliner and mascara comes off in under 10 seconds. When it comes in contact with water it emulsifies, leaving your face clean and soft with no oily residue. Magical stuff.

Cleanser: CeraVe Foaming Cleanser

My skin has improved leaps and bounds after introducing CeraVe to my routine. Both the cleanser and moisturizer are gentle and have improved my skin texture greatly.

BB Cream: Lioele Triple Solution BB Cream

Amazing coverage, great tone-matching and leaves my skin looking fresh and flawless. With skin brightening ingredients and SPF30, this is my go-to skin product.

Mascara: Clump Crusher

'Nuff said.

Eyeliner: Cailyn Gel Liner

A great find from Ipsy! This stuff is totally smudge-proof and with the applicator brush (included in the packaging), it goes on smooth and crisp. Perfect cat-eye every time.

Everyday Lip Colour: TONYMOLY Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Apple

Even not including the beyond adorable packaging, I adore this lip balm. It gives a gorgeous sheer pinky hue to my lips. The formula is SUPER moisturizing and creamy. It goes on like butter, no stickiness at all. And less than 4 bucks a pop? Amazing.

u/bookishbritt · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction Looks like there's some moderately priced patches available now that are already shaped for acne. When I cut down the sheet the edges are too blunt and can be rubbed off easier. The precut ones have edges that thin out to allow a better bond. They also talked about the white stuff in the product info. "Nexcare Acne Absorbing Covers visibly indicate that they're working by turning from translucent to white. This means they've absorbed pus and oily secretions.

u/tminus54321 · 7 pointsr/AskReddit

Yup, I used to buy disposables every week completely oblivious. I still look at my razor every day and imagine how much money I could have still been wasting. It blows my mind disposable razor companies are still making money on saps like me back then. Double edge razor companies need to step up their marketing on the 18 year old market.

u/PersonalBarber · 7 pointsr/ZeroWaste

6 years and counting on this Merkur long handle.

u/Kumulonimbus · 7 pointsr/ecr_eu

I hope you're 18 or otherwise I'm going to report you to the authorities.

u/Armri · 7 pointsr/ecr_eu

Here for you, all hail to the cotton lord savior.

u/maincoursdelegance · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


Step 1: steam your face or a hot steamy shower. Open the pores up! Refrain from any harsh cleansers or scrubbing other than gentle gentle gentle.

Step 2: swipe a stridex pad or any other salicylic acid based toner over the spot. Wait 15 min. It gently dissolves the dead skin layer that is clogging the pore, and begins to break down the layer of oil and crud that is keeping all of the fluid and pus inside.

Step 3: spot treat with Aztec clay mask, mixed with apple cider vinegar. You must mix the betonite clay mask with the Apple cider vinegar, to balance the pH and avoid burning your skin. It smells funky as hell but it is an acne killer, every single person on this thread will agree that it’s amazing for acne. It will draw it to a head quicker. This is great as a full face mask, be aware that it will pulse and tingle intensely as it dries! Your skin will be bright red for 30 min to an hour after removing it.

Step 4: wait 10 min until it dries and carefully peel it off the zit. It may even take the clogged pore top with it, opening it up for extraction — use an extractor tool or pore vacuum and do NOT just go squeeze it. If it does not come to a head repeat this again tomorrow! Do not do the full mask every day, the spot treatment is ok daily only on blemishes. As a full mask it’s best to use it once or maybe twice a week at most, or you risk compromising your lipid/moisture barrier and going through some seriously not fun times. Always follow up with a good oil free moisturizer.

This is the best way to completely drain this blemish, without forcing the pus further into your skin and creating even more breakouts down the line.

All of these products are easily obtained on Amazon, or any major grocer that has a health food section or oriented towards health. I know for a fact that Gelsons, Whole Foods, Erewhon, sprouts all carry the Aztec betonite clay mask and apple cider vinegar. Any chemist or pharmacy will have stridex wipes and benzoyl peroxide & maybe even the extractor tool as well. If they do not have the extractor, pick up some Hydrocollegial bandages as well as small diabetic lancets (Tiny needles used for blood sugar testing) if you don’t have anything you can use at home to poke it with.

Now steam your face for 5 to 10 minutes to open your pores then see if you can gently lance the pimple with a lancet or sterilized small needle. (It must be sterilized and rubbing alcohol for a few minutes first, or you will get an infection.)

Gently pierce it, then allow it to drain and very carefully apply pressure straight down to the sides of the blemish. Do not squeeze directly into it, again super bad. Once you’ve gotten as much out as you can, slap a hydro colloidal bandage on it and sleep with it on. The bandage will suck all of the fluid and pus out, leaving you with a flattened bump in the morning that you can apply a little dab of benzoyl peroxide on. Benzoyl Peroxide is an anaerobic substance, it penetrates all the way to the base of the skin through multiple layers to target acne bacteria. It’s best used as a spot treatment and will fry the crap out of your face. Always use sunscreen after using these medicines!

Products mentioned:

Stridex, Single-Step Acne Control, Maximum, Alcohol Free, 90 Soft Touch Pads

Aztec Secret - Indian Healing Clay - 1 lb. | Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & Body Mask | The Original 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay - New! Version 2

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, 16 oz (1 Pack)

CHIMOCEE Professional Surgical Blackhead Remover Tools, Blemish and Splinter Acne Pimple Removal Kit, Come Done Extractor Tool for Whitehead, Pimples and Zit Popper Leather Case with Mirror, Pack of 6

Nexcare Acne Cover, Hydrocolloid Technology, Invisible, 36 count

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Treatment Gel with Maximum Strength Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Medicine, Pimple Cream for Acne Prone Skin with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, 1 oz

u/EssKelly · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Clean whatever you use to apply your makeup. With hibiclens. It’s on Amazon if your local CVS/Walgreens doesn’t have it.

These hydrocolloid bandages are what I was referring to. Wear them overnight (no epiduo underneath, you risk chemical burns if you do that). Check the reviews and pictures.

Edit: sun/saltwater combo used to work for me was a teenager. Once I hit my early 20’s, it made me break out, like you. I got on a good retinoid, paired with Cetaphil cleanser, and finally have my skin more or less under control.

u/savage_in_a_sundress · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


  • Tom's of Maine Sensitive Body Wash ^CosDNA - Probably a no go for you, since it has sunflower oil, but it's a gentle and effective cream cleanser. When I don't want to bother with 2-step oil cleansing, I put it on my dry face a minute before I get in the shower.
  • Tom's of Maine Baby Body Wash + Shampoo ^CosDNA - My 2nd cleanser for oil cleansing.


  • Kikumasamune Sake Skin Lotion High Moisture ^CosDNA - All the Ceramides of Cerave, none of the silicones or fatty alcohols.
  • Straight Up Rose or Lavender Hydrosol


  • Scinic Honey All-In-One Ampoule ^CosDNA - It's 90% honey extract, which has 50% stronger humectant activity than glycerine.
  • Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist ^CosDNA - Cheapest + most effective HA serum I've tried. Nice, simple ingredient list.


  • Cerave Baby SPF 45 ^CosDNA - The ONLY water-resistant physical sunscreen that doesn't make my skin freak out. No dimethicone and <1% Cetyl Alcohol (after the preservatives on the ingredients label); still has the ceramides and niacinimide of the adult formula.
u/oatmeal_pie · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use the Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist. I find that if I apply it before a sheet mask the hyaluronic acid really helps my skin absorb the sheet mask essence. You can also use the Hada Labo lotion to make your own sheet mask with puffs like these. There are step-by-step directions in the first review on the Amazon page.

u/Hotnonsense · 6 pointsr/MakeupAddiction
  1. Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist
  2. Tosowoong Propolis Sparkle Ampoule
  3. Hada Labo Gokujun Perfect Gel

    All inspired by much research at /r/AsianBeauty!

    edit: oops, forgot my cleansers.


  4. Remove makeup with Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser

  5. Cleanse again with Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash. This stuff is AMAZING. My experience is the same as Fifty Shades of Snail's so count her review as mine as well :)

  6. Moisturize using all 3 steps above


  7. CosRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  8. Moisturizing using all 3 steps above
  9. Sunscreen after moisturizers have sunk in a bit (10-15 minutes) - Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF50+ PA++++
u/zugzwang_03 · 6 pointsr/AskMen

Sounds like being a woman...

Seriously though, have you tried Veet? It's a hair removal cream - no waxing pain, and lasts longer than shaving. There's even a men's version if you have issues with pink things.

A word of warning though: test it on your skin before using it! If you're going to react, best you find out before covering your whole body. Also, I recommend you learn to exfoliate of you're going to remove hair (by any means), or the regrowth could be hell.

u/solve-for-x · 6 pointsr/unitedkingdom

An oldie, but a goodie: Veet for Men.

u/floreal999 · 6 pointsr/Adulting
u/gotthelowdown · 6 pointsr/AskMen

> Naired my junk.

Oh man, you reminded of the customer reviews for Veet Hair Removal Gel Cream.

u/salsaconqueso · 6 pointsr/wicked_edge

Straights do have a much larger initial investment for a minimal cost savings versus a double edge safety razor. If you want to save nearly as much, with hardly any initial cost, and you're just looking for the most economical shaving option possible, I think you'd be better off with an inexpensive safety razor like the Lord and a 100 pack of blades and an inexpensive brush, soap and bowl kit.

Those three should set you back about $30 including shipping, and assuming you get 3-4 shaves out of every blade, the blades, razor, bowl, and brush should last you 7 years, you'll need another $2 puck of soap 3.5 years down the line. The initial investment is paid off after just over 1 year instead of 6 years for a straight, and you're paying less than $5 a year to shave.

u/dogsarefun · 6 pointsr/funny

that's stropping, not honing.

I use these and don't worry about how fast I go through them because they are cheap as hell.

u/AsoBit · 6 pointsr/AskMen

If it's a money issue, I might recommend him getting a DE safety razor. I bought one for $20 (at an antique mall), and I get 100 blades for $10.

u/swattahfly · 6 pointsr/tretinoin

Okay YOU appear to be somewhat factually incorrect. Why does no one share sources?

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UVA is the dominant tanning ray/aging ray and UVB is the dominant burning ray.

So the best question is, what sunscreen protects against both? Broad-spectrum protection sunscreen. I searched Amazon and this one seemed the cheapest and most highly rated.

u/dobedobedobedoo · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I have the same requisites as you and I love using Elta MD over my CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion. The sunscreen is great by itself but I use rather drying ointments from my dermatologist so I've gotta use both. Hope this helps!

u/rappity_rap_rap · 6 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I use Elta MD and love it, no plans to switch :) It is expensive though.

u/thesixth_SpiceGirl · 6 pointsr/WatchandLearn

If I can offer my holy grail sunscreen Elta MD

It’s not greasy, dries very quickly and evenly, doesn’t have a strong smell, and doesn’t leave a white cast on typical Caucasian skin. However it is a tad pricey.

u/spunky-omelette · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

>do you think any of the positive benefits you achieved would be bad

Absolutely--making distinguished wrinkles disappear and brightening your complexion is TOTALLY not masculine, blech!

Kidding, kidding. I can't see any downsides to focusing on the care and keeping of your skin...except maybe becoming a bit obsessive over it and enjoying it too much (hence this subreddit).

Lurk around and check out some of the discussion threads in this sub, and read the sidebar links. You'll learn a lot. There's a very large focus on understanding the why and how things work (particularly in regards to ingredients) and the science behind them. It's really hard to get into that mindset in the beginning because it's so easy to be swayed by sexy advertising, attractive packaging, and tempting claims, but if the ingredient list doesn't back it up, none of that matters.

The products I currently use:

  • Cleanser: I bounce between a Gentle Cleansing Gel($3-4 per ounce--a little goes a long way and it has lasted me ages) or the Cerave Foaming Cleanser($0.94 per ounce)

  • Exfoliators I use an 8% AHA toner($2.23 per ounce) for gentle daily exfoliation.

  • Oils Changes depending on the season. I got a sample pack of three different oils from GoW for $9.25 back in December, and I'm still working on them. A teeny bit goes a long way.

  • Moisturizer/Hydrator Changes based on my whims. Sometimes I just use an oil, sometimes a simple moisturizer ($5-6 per ounce) with a drop of oil mixed in. Again, these can last me a long time.

  • Masks The Aztec Healing Clay($0.50 per ounce) mask is a huge favorite here. I'll also sometimes make a turmeric mask using ingredients from my kitchen that I'm already using in my food anyways, so I don't calculate that cost.

  • Sunscreen My biggest splurge item, I spent $20 on the Elta MD sunscreen. I like it because it's a physical blocker and doesn't irritate my skin.

    Since the products I buy last me a long time, the cost doesn't seem very large to me. Some products, like the healing clay mask or certain oils, are only used in small quantities, so they'll last a long, long time.

    When I first got started in revamping my routine, I very slowly introduced new products (started with a new cleanser, then after a few weeks tried a moisturizer, etc). This is good because it's easy on your wallet AND it allows you to get an accurate feel for what works and what doesn't.

u/shadow_moose · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I got this and this a couple years ago. I just bought 100 more blades last week. Only one blade for the shave, but once you figure out the angle and the speed you begin to realize you don't need more than one.

u/psywiped · 6 pointsr/wicked_edge

Forgo listed razors an get a Edwin Jagger De89lb

u/pm_me_your_crayolas · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

i've posted this a few times because i had reaaaally bad, really painful back acne and i found this routine posted on r/SkincareAddiction (which has more subscribers than r/SkincareAddicts so sometimes there's already an answer there)

I use humane acne treatment on a salux cloth AFTER rinsing out conditioner, dry body well, then apply paula's choice aha lotion on my back (i use a regular lotion on the rest of my body so i don't get too dry) and then I also sleep in a clean tshirt every night. I should say that I only shower every other day so if you shower daily, maybe ease into the routine in case it could be drying.

I haven't had any back acne since implementing this routine, that's why i always respond to back acne posts lol it changed my life!!!!

u/urbanflora · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty


You really need to add more hydrating steps[Hydrating Toners(US)/Lotions(Japan)/Skins(Korea)] to your routine. You can not change the size of your pores, but if you add enough hydration and moisture then you can make them look less noticeable.

I would look around this sub and search for watery layer/Hydrating steps. Some popular ones around here are Kikumasamune High Moist, Cezanne Skin Conditioner High Moist and Hada Labo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion.

Hope this helps!:3

u/RatherNotRegister · 6 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

I see "crows feet" and I think "dehydrated". So.

  1. Replace your exfoliant with CeraVe Hydrating facial cleanser. It's not going to feel like your face is clean for the first like week to two weeks because you're probably used to the very squeaky clean (stripped) feeling. But focus on how your skin feels about two minutes after you pat it dry - that clean-but-not-desert feeling is delightful.

  2. Add a purely hydrating layer. Depending on what type of environment you're in, that might be Hada Labo lotion or a serum. If you're in a dryer area, you probably want a glycerine-based serum or lotion rather than a hyaluronic acid based one, as HA can actually draw water from your skin if there isn't enough in the air.

  3. Consider a thicker night cream like CeraVe in the tub, Jason Gentle Basics night cream, or (again depending on your area) a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to help your skin keep the moisture in it. If you're in central California or the south - somewhere with humid air - putting your hydrating layer on, sitting for a minute or two, then finishing with Vaseline might be enough. If you're in Tucson, you're probably going to want something like the CeraVe in the tub or the Jason to add additional layers of hydration to your skin.

  4. As /u/glittercrotch said, r/asianbeauty is a great resource. There are lots of skincare companies in various Asian countries that have affordable, high quality products that you can get on Amazon. The Hada Labo lotion is one, and you might check out something like the Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel-Cream for your thicker cream step.
u/aziridine86 · 6 pointsr/oculus

Yep most canned air is laced with denatonium benzoate:

Another thing you could try is acrylic nail polish that comes with denatonium designed to stop nail biting:

u/damnitcaesar · 6 pointsr/popping

This stuff worked for me! nail biting stuff

u/illumirone · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

If you want to try some things before visiting a dr/getting a prescription/maybe save some $$$.

What worked for me:

Switching to sensitive skin cleanser like Cetaphil. Be sure not to over-cleanse your face, and be gentle.

Rubbing Aloe gel all over your face - to moisturize and heal.

Staying hydrated.

Taking a multivitamin - could be lacking certain vitamins- causing an imbalance.

Consider changing your pillowcase out more often/ replacing them if they are old.

If you’re down for a few more skincare items, you can try Aztec Secret Clay Mask - Amazon mix with Apple Cider Vinegar &/or water. Try once a week.

And last but not least Rose toner- Amazon

Hope it helps :)

u/megsbenny · 6 pointsr/AskWomen

I have very oily sensitive skin which can be hard to deal with since you need some pretty intense astringent to deal with my oil problems. I found this on amazon and it has changed my damn life. It's suuuper nice for sensitive skin and helpful for oily skin. I also use this from Lush, I know it's expensive but it is what helps me the best.

Good luck!

u/Tinfoilhartypat · 6 pointsr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

These have helped me so much!

The less you touch your face, the better! I use these at night, even on blemishes that haven't fully erupted but feel coming on. Seriously a miracle product.

It is SO SATISFYING to see the patch in the morning, it turns white with the absorbed oils, and honestly, pulling it off my skin, seeing the contained puffy white goo, and knowing I haven't destroyed a larger area of skin trying to extract a zit, feels even better than popping. (And to be gross, yeah, I'll poke the patch with my nail in awe.)

Couple other tips that are helping me stop the break-out cycle-

  1. Change your pillowcase everyday. I put 3-4 pillowcases on my pillow, and when I go to bed, I take the last one off, and boom, fresh clean surface. This has made a noticeable difference in my skin! Amazon has endless options for inexpensive pillowcase sets, and is cheaper than Bed Bath & Beyond.

  2. Be religious about washing your face before bedtime. I'm not always perfect at this, but I'm working at making it habit. The ritual of caring for my skin helps me stop picking. After I've washed (Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser) and used my products, it is a big motivator to not touch my face.

  3. I also have a ridiculous stash of washcloths. I keep these in a basket in my bedroom, and use a fresh one each morning in the shower, and a fresh one to dry my face at night.

    When you have a pimple that has fully come to a head and you just have to pop it, wash your hands first, and better yet, use one of these tools, and make sure it is sanitized (I use rubbing alcohol) before you use it, and after!

u/whoopiepiez · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Went through the same thing recently. It was actually what brought me to this sub. At first it was just damage control but eventually I started an actual routine and saw a major improvement.

For now invest in hydrocolloid bandages they were and still are my saving grace. I actually have these set up to auto deliver every other week. These are basically blister bandages, search this sub for them and you will see they are a little plastic miracle. Basically they suck the gunk out of zits, I use them on deep under the skin hormonally charged beasties and they REALLY make a difference, in severity, duration, and healing. I am very pale so any and every spot or bump sticks out like a spotlight. I put these zit stickers on every single spot that even looks like it may even think about being a zit someday.

I also snagged a 2.5% bp to spot treat, I have dry skin so I can't go slathering this stuff just anywhere. I got the trial size in June and I still have oodles left. I put a dab on a qtip and apply only to the zit itself.

Stay moisturized, this may seem counter intuitive but slather yourself in lotion. The better the hydration the quicker the healing. I don't have any oily skin suggestions as I am SUPER dry, but if you search this subreddit there are plenty of solid suggestions for oily skin.

Definitely check out OCM(oil cleansing method) there is a link to this in the side bar, it can feel overwhelming when you first read about it but this stuff really helped my skin. I use evening primrose oil mixed with other moisturizing oils. Evening primrose sounds like witchy hoodoo but it has made such a huge difference in my skin. I am super, super fair skinned. The girls in sephora run away when they see me coming and this has helped with redness and scarring SOOOO much. Give this a search as well.

Try adding a BHA and AHA, BHA is great for acne as it exfoliates inside the pore. AHA exfoliates closer to the surface of the skin, great for surface issues such as discoloration and scarring. My trick for remembering this in the beginning was BHA is Beneath the skin and AHA is Above. Personally I use both. Check out they have a cult following for good reason, they offer sample sizes of everything they offer so go sample crazy before investing in the big sizes. I use their 2% BHA liquid and 10%AHA liquid and love them both. I started with BHA to tackle my acne and a few weeks later I added paulas choice 8% AHA gel to help with scarring and dry skin issues. I loved it so much I eventually moved up to their 10% option.

You will want to add the oil cleansing, BHA, AHA and even your moisturizer one at a time. Make sure to test each on a small patch of skin first, nothing worse then jumping head first and having a bad reaction because then you have no idea which item caused it.

Feel free to message me with questions and what not :]

u/rachelll · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Amazon usually has good sellers.

Hada Labo Lotion:


I've bought both and as far as I can tell, they're legit!

u/granola_poopswirl · 6 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Awww, I know that feel completely.

I've never tried any Tatcha products, however... I have been in the market for an enzyme cleanser lately, and the one I'm looking at is often cited as a great dupe of the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Cleanser in the Amazon reviews- the SRB Stabilized Rice Bran Enzyme Cleanser, $25 on Amazon or Peach & Lily. I first saw this in a Liah Yoo video and I guess due to the kinda bland packaging it's not very popular, but the reviews on Amazon and Amabie are excellent. Apparently the product is extremely gentle and the ingredients list is pretty short, so it might be ideal for you. :)

Honestly, I'm kind of an AB noob myself, because although I research many products, I don't really have that much $$ to spend on products and try them. Since you have sensitive skin, maybe try a balm cleanser? They're apparently very nourishing and the Banila Co Clean It Zero Sensitive formula has great reviews. Renee from Gothamista has also recommended the Heimish Cleansing Balm (it has donkey milk and she's butter, oh my gosh) and I believe her skin type is also dry-sensitive.

Looking at the ingredients in the serum and cream, they seem somewhat similar to the Nature Republic Royal Ginseng line, all the way from the rice, royal jelly, ginseng, sodium hyaluronate, and silk extracts to the 24k gold. This line is very expensive as well, but may be less problematic to you.

The top, likely active, ingredients in the Serum are Algae Extract and Rice Extract and in the cream the Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate is the number 1 ingredient, so I think you should start looking for serums and creams high in those actives, as those are the highest concentrated ingredients in the Tatcha moisturizing products.

I couldn't find much with Algae Extract that was a moisturizer, except one Nature Republic Eye Cream, the Collagen dream eye cream.

The second ingredient, the Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, is very interesting because it actually used to be the active ingredient of the famous SK-II Essence, before it was replaced by the very similar Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate. This Ingredient is likely going to be much easier to find in an essence rather than a moisturizing cream. I know that the Missha First Treatment Essence has Saccharomyces but I'm also including a link/list of SK-II dupes that contain either Galactomyces or Saccharomyces as they are very similar, and because many of the other SK-II dupes are actually cheaper (the Missha is around $50), including the CosRx Galactomyces which is only $15.

The last ingredient, Rice Extract, is present in an insane 65% potency in the CosRx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Mask, which is also a cult favorite on Reddit. And, it's less than $15.

Lastly, I saw sodium hyaluronate, or hyaluronic acid, in both the serum and cream, so if I were you, I'd invest in the cult favorite, Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion. I have the Premium version, and it really is wonderful and leaves your skin firm and hydrated, and is a great way to get in extra moisture before your cream.
Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml)

A final note: since your skin is sensitive, I would stay away from any artificial fragrance or irritants in any products. Hada Labo and Cosrx are both fragrance free companies that only use what they need to make the product effective. Again, check your ingredients at CosDna as well as reviews. Also many of these products are available cheaper on some other websites, I just chose who came up first. Generally, SokoGlam is a safer bet than Amazon because you won't get a fake product, but it's also slightly more expensive.

I know this is a long post but I also know how daunting the search for good, affordable skincare can be. Also, don't forget to wear sunscreen. There's no point in getting so many products just to negate their effects with UVA damage.

Best of Luck! <3

u/Sarstan · 6 pointsr/todayilearned

Moderately related.
Guys, do yourself a favor and get one of these straight razors. You'll be scared as shit when you first use it, but after three or so shaves, it becomes really easy and you'll appreciate that you're spending less than $.25 per razor, you get an awesome shave when you do it right, and you get that cool factor. Bonus points if you graduate to a normal, high quality razor that you strope to keep sharp. Not recommended for a first timer.

Not feeling so bold? Then try a safety razor. Personally I've never used one and they are more expensive for the razors than a straight razor (but a lot cheaper than common razors), but you don't have to be quite as careful.
Your ol' gel/foam will work all the same or you can get shaving soap with a quick search which is a nice addition to the experience of shaving.

u/bobby-joe · 6 pointsr/wicked_edge

Hey, fellow college student here.
I just picked up a Merkur 180 off Amazon for $30.

u/go_green_machine · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Here you go.

u/SkepticSloth · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Throwing my two cents in - Japanese cotton is significantly better than cheap cotton balls.

You can get several years of J cotton for $6 on Amazon:

u/PressPlayVape · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I don't know, I mean, you can get high quality Japanese organic cotton for so cheap, not sure I'd risk it.

Or if you want to get fancy:

Either of those packs could easily last you a year or longer for $10 or less. I have been using the Puffs for a long time now and I think it's great cotton, I have some of the Ken Do because people swear by it, but I can't tell the difference honestly.

u/peniscurve · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I started learning by watching youtube videos. You can watch Rip Trippers, VapnFagan, or GrimmGreen(I like this one the most). There are a ton of videos out there, and if you have a vaping channel you watch on Youtube, I bet that they have a video for it.

I would also suggest buying a kit to get started, if you don't have screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, and etc, then get something like this if you want to get it all in one go. Otherwise, you can buy it all piece by piece. I would suggest 26 gauge Kanthal to start out. - This is the best site to use for helping you select your build, put in the ohms that you want under the target resistance, select the number of coils(single, dual, triple, and so on), and pick the gauge of your wire under the diameter of wire. In the middle, you will see it says 'inner diameter of coil' that is where you pick the size of the rod, or screwdriver you are wrapping around. If you bought that vape toolkit, I almost always use 2.5mm as my inner diameter. After that, just follow what was shown in the video, cut about a foot of wire, maybe a little more, and start building.

Just remember, you are going to mess up, but so long as you are safe(use that ohm reader), and don't build something stupid low, you should be fine. I assume you are using a regulated mod of some sort, but you still need to check the coils on your ohm reader. If you have any more questions, hit me up.

Also, here is a cheaper toolkit, you will just need to buy wire as well:


Also, you will need cotton:

That puffs cotton, has lasted me for over a year, and is going near two years.

u/GobbleThisObelisk · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

So they take Japanese cotton that they get for <$9/200pc, put 5(?) of them it in a ziplock bag, stick an ignorant ass sticker of a Chinese stereotype on it, and charge what for it exactly?

This raised my ire. Not only is it stupid, it's also a ripoff. The vaping community really swizzles my dizzles sometimes.

u/deewon · 6 pointsr/Vaping

link for the lazy

u/eim1213 · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

You certainly are a smart shopper! It's good to know what you want, but sometimes it narrows down your search. That said, I think your options are thus:

| Siegeli| iPV3| Cloupor T8
Price| $99.99| $139.99| $139.99
Wattage| 100w | 150w| 150w
Dual Batt.| Yes| Yes| Yes
Magnet Back| Yes| No| Yes?
O-B Charger| No| Yes| Yes?
Flush 510| Yes| Yes| Yes
Silver Option| Yes| Yes| Yes
Black Option| Yes| Yes| Yes

Personally, I would go for the Siegeli. There's an option for an extra magnet back in place of screws that you can get here.

Aside from that, you're going to need:

  1. Batteries: I recommend the Samsung 25-R. It can be found as an authentic quite easily and for a decent price, whilst maintaining specs comparable to VTC5s. Alternatively, I've also heard good stuff about the LG HE2, although it seems the 25-R has the edge.
  2. Wire: I recommend heading over to ebay and buying some TEMCO brand kanthal in 24ga, 26ga, and possibly 28ga. You can usually get around 100 feet of each for around 6 bucks.
  3. Wick: This is definitely a personal preference. I prefer using Japanese cotton pads, but many people stick with plain old organic cotton balls or rayon. You can find Japanese cotton pads on amazon. Otherwise, you can find organic cotton balls at your local CVS. You can also get a lifetime supply of Rayon for around $12 I believe, but I can't recall where. If you search /r/ecr a bit you'll find it.
  4. Ohm-meter: A fairly important part of your setup, much more so for mechanical mods, but still good to have. You can find one for around $10 on Fasttech.
u/DoucheAsaurus_ · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Fused clapton wicked with Japanese cotton.

As for cheap flavor geared rdas, the Lancia the hobo and the Veritas are all very good.

u/SEXPILUS · 6 pointsr/AusSkincare

There's a message on their website saying that they plan to soon stock their products in Australia, but I emailed them about it and they said it's not true (wtf?).

However, if you are open to buying online, I was recently linked to an Amazon seller where the CeraVe products are reasonably priced, and the shipping was affordable.

You can find it here.

I am now the proud owner of the Foaming Cleanser, Hydrating Cleanser, and moisturiser in the tub. I can't speak for the cleansers yet, but the moisturiser is quite good but the texture takes some getting used to.

u/pedgaro · 6 pointsr/wicked_edge
  • Starter Kit
  • Razor: SODIAL/Ri,Mei - $2.56 to U.S., Ri,Mei - $4.50 with case Canada/Worldwide), excellent starter/travel razor, shaves like a Gillette Tech. I just bought one as a travel razor, it’s great.
  • Brush: No:6 Horse Hair - $2.45, I have two, one in my travel kit, nice brush.
  • Soap: has a large selection, Arko Stick at $1.95 or Arko Tub $4.40 are popular.
  • Blades:
  • Polsilver Super Iridium (5) - $2.30
  • Astra Superior Platinum (10) - $1.04
  • Rapira (10) - $.80
  • Bic Chrome Platinum (10) - $1.95
  • Shark (10) - $.85
  • Derby (10) - $1.00
  • Racer (10) - $.76
  • Sixty-five blades for $8.70, $.13 per blade, most blade sampler packs cost $.25 to $.60 a blade. They have other blades, these are ones I’ve tried, I don’t like some, other people do.
  • Total Cost: $15.66 U.S. ($17.55 Canada/Worldwide)

  • Reviews: Blade Reviews - Photos of Kit - YouTube Razor Review - YouTube Razor Demo - No:6 Horsehair brush review the brush quality has improved since this was written.
u/mjemec · 6 pointsr/wicked_edge

EJ / Mühle razors are considered to be on the milder side of the aggressiveness spectrum. If you feel that's harsh on your face I would not recommend the slant yet. The razors itself is not that more aggressive as some would portray it to be, but it's a new design you have to get used to.

I would recommend using the EJ and really improve your technique as it's possible yours still isn't perfect - 2 months really isn't that long. And a lot of time people think it's the razor's fault when it's indeed their technique that's lacking.

If you feel you absolutely must have a new razor you can check out eBay or your local antique markets for either Gillette Tech razors or the Gillette Super Speed Flare Tip. Or maybe even the Sodial/RIMEI/Silver tone razor from Amazon.

edit: I knew Leisureguy would beat me to the punch. :)

u/Zweisoldner · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Dude here, same problem. Let me pass down some bro knowledge that year of experimenting and hundreds of dollars has produced. I'm serious in saying I don't know why everybody shaves like me. It's damn near free in upkeep too.

Invest in a safety razor, this is the one I use and you cannot go wrong with it The blades are pennies each and last multiple shaves. The initial investment is big, but the shave is the gentlest shave you can give your skin, short only of a cut throat razor done by a professional. I won't go into detail of why this safety razors are gentler than the crappy cartridge junk the industry is peddling us these days, you can google that yourself.

Next, ditch shaving cream. I've used the butane crap to the highest end like Taylor of Old Bond Street. They all leave a residue, which clogs, which sucks. The best way is actually to shave while cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser. I use Cerave Hydrating, and the lotion texture is perfect for shaving. La Roche Posay Toleraine Cleanser will work very well too, or any other non foaming/lotion like texture cleanser. Use a very conservative shaving motion (the safety razor is intuitive to the male creature, believe me), and shave with the grain. Also, get a fogless shower mirror, you can get that off Amazon for under $20.

It's a bit to invest in initially, after 8 years of countless Gilette cartriges, handles, butane creams, shaving brushes, shaving cups, traditional shaving creams, and heck even waxing, this works for me. I wish I knew this when I was just another hapless 15 year old boy wiping space goo on my face and mowing it down with those mini cheese graters.

u/lurkercreep · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'd get those using amazon subscribe and save: foaming cleanser and PM. The Cerave baby lotion is pretty similar to the PM but much cheaper per oz. Of course you gotta add in a sunscreen too. Once you get cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen down, try adding in stridex (see sidebar on exfoliation).

u/dharasick · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

The kits on the side are a little outdated. I'd recommend the Edwin Jagger DE89, the perfect first razor. Grab some MRGLO (Musgo Real Glycerine Lime Oil) as a preshave soap, Proraso (seems to be popular around here although I haven't tried it myself), a good blade sampler, pick up some Nivea aftershave balm from your nearest target/CVS, and you should be good to go.

Creams do lather a little easier than soaps depending on the water situation. I don't have any experience with soaps so I don't feel I should comment much longer on them.

RAD = Razor Acquisition Disorder; GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome.

EDIT: I guess I did forget a brush and alum block. Oh well, others here posted good recommendations too.

u/crshank · 5 pointsr/malegrooming

I browsed /r/wicked_edge for a bit before diving in. Their FAQ should be a good place to get you started.

I've improved my pre- and post-shave routines as well as using a brush and non-canned shaving cream. Anecdotally, the learning curve wasn't very steep for me (a few nicks and cuts starting out) and I'm noticing that my issues with sensitive skin and ingrown hairs are resolving.

Your start-up costs may seem a little steep, but you can find some deals or cheaper gear and upgrade later. The fact that I actually enjoy shaving and feel better after doing it more than makes up for the initial purchase.

I started with the following:

Razor Emporium Sensitive Skin Blade Sampler pack

Musgo Real Lime Glyce Soap

Parker Safety Razor SYNTHETIC Bristle Shaving Brush

Taylor of Old Bond Street Avocado Shaving Cream

Edwin Jagger DE89bl Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor

Gentleman Jon 3.5 Ounce Alum Block

u/Merejo · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge
u/ryanxedge · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I use Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser. Twice a day, seems to work pretty well for me.

As for post-acne, look into mild chemical exfoliators. I don't have acne but I use Stridex Pads every other day.

u/whitegirlAMA · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Generally scrubs are not 'good' to use every day. And you can't scrub away black heads or any blemishes. It simply doesn't work that way. Scrubs = physical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliation (like Stridex in the red box) is the preferred method here.

I'd recommend getting a gentle cleanser like CeraVe foaming.

Also I'd recommend reading the Beginner's Routine and this post on sebaceous filaments. Your blackheads are probably sebaceous filaments, Stridex (which I linked above) could be beneficial for you if you want to minimize the appearance of these.

If you decide to buy multiple products, only buy ONE at a time! & use it for 2 weeks before buying the next thing.

u/Rach__ · 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

You will have to find out what products are best for you! Cetaphil (very drying) broke me out horribly, but I recently found Cerave Foaming Face Wash and it is amazing! Moisturizer is also very important. I use Nivea Creme but a lot of people like Cerave in the tub. It breaks some people out (me) but a lot of people love it.

u/MeatCat88 · 5 pointsr/PCOS

Spearmint, berberine and omegas have been great for me. Look into supplements to lower testosterone/androgens. Sugar free and dairy free diets work extremely well. My acne has been so intense and painful that I've had days when I don't leave the house.
Supplements combined with a skincare routine developed from using r/skincareaddiction

My top products for topical use are:

Face wash -

Toner -

Acid -

and moisturizer -

I'm also a big fan of clay masks for clarifying the pores, sheet masks for moisturizing and night oils.
You can get a ton of affordable products from "The ordinary"
my favorite is:


Note! Topicals are great but fixing the hormones is the best cure for pcos acne. Topicals are best for management and prevention.
I'm glad that I started and consistently used a skincare routine with lots of moisture because it helped to reduce scaring and pigmentation associated with acne.

u/shineeslash · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Please keep in mind that my face was a tiny bit angry in the pictures from last night as I had just finished OCM. The morning pictures are from right after I woke up, before doing any of my morning routine. :)

My skin type: Pretty dry, acne-prone (obviously), prone to redness. I also have dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking) which creates a lot of scabs/scars.

PM Routine:

u/ParadoxicGer · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Read my original comment, CeraVe and Stridex products are available from Amazon.DE for 15€ and 17€ each, so it's certainly cheaper than to order from the US considering cheaper shipping and no taxes, that's what I meant.

Stridex for example:

Cerave cleanser:

u/theJabberwockwitch · 5 pointsr/littlespace

There is specialty nail Polish you can get specifically for stopping nail biting. It tastes horrible like I'm talking horrible. Something like this

Here are some really good tips from dermatologists.


The one I found that helped me when I was stopping was the last one try stopping gradually so one nail at a time so both thumbs then your thumb and second fingers till you have developed healthy habits. It's going to take a lot of patience so don't give up if you fail the first couple of times. It is a habit and habits are hard to break or replace but it is possible I was a chronic nail biter for 10years I replaced it with playing with my hair and when I'm stressed I tap out a tune on my fingers it still involves my hands but I'm not wrecking my nails or fingers.

This ladies blog is genius it is honest and she herself was a sufferer and knows how it feels to fail and what you go through having bad nails and the disappointment. She is also realistic and tries to find the route of the issue and give you realistic ways to stop the biting.


But most of all don't give up we are all here to support you and I'm sure your partner would love to support and help you.

Good luck ♡

u/j0339 · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

This stuff truly helped my fiancé because it really tastes awful.

As for me, I have acrylic/gel nails, which helped me stop not necessarily because they’re pretty and I don’t want to ruin them, I just literally can’t now.

u/PM_ME_PAINTEDNAILS · 5 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

There is nail polish that tastes horrid on Amazon. I've been using it and it coats your whole mouth with nastiness. I haven't bit my nails in a week.

I love looking at my nails now.. they at least aren't a hot mess of blood and skin anymore!

u/give_me_ur_formuoli · 5 pointsr/VeganBeauty

Do you use a toner? An extremely popular vegan, cruelty-free, soy-free and alcohol-free toner is [Thayer’s Witch-Hazel Rose Toner](Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 oz

I use this stuff everyday... it’s amazing and gentle. It has a PH of 5.5-6. You can use this after cleansing and before creams/serums. Target sells this toner with the spray nozzle which is also nice as a mid-day refresher or make-up primer. You can find the travel-sized toners on Amazon as well.

I also second trying Pacifica. My faves: seafoam cleanser, kale micellar water, coconut body butter, passionfruit/guava perfume! But seriously, everything is amazing!

u/puppiesgoesrawr · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  • Do not use hot water on your face. It can dehydrate your skin and cause redness.

  • Wash your face twice, once in the morning, once before you go to bed.

  • Change your shaving cream into something with less irritants. Better yet, Shave using your face wash. I use (Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA/BHA Face Wash)[]. It has a mild exfoliating effect, doesn't leave my skin tight or overly dry, and it's gentle enough to use daily. It's also lathers up alright so it can help your shaving blades glide.

  • This is not required, but while washing your face, you might want to use a gentle facial brush to encourage exfoliation. I recommend a (silicone cleansing pad)[] rather than a bristle brush. They're gentle on the skin and easy to clean and store.

  • Skip the aftershave. A lot of them have denatured alcohol which can be bad for your skin. Try using A toner instead. I recommend using Thayers Rose water toner on a cotton pad.

  • After washing your face, shaving, and toning, make sure you moisturize. Identify your skin type (sensitive skin, dry, oily, combination) and get the appropriate moisturizer for it. I have dry skin on my cheeks/oily skin on my T zones, so I use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel I'm sure you can get some great recommendation on some threads here.

  • Exfoliate twice a week. Exfoliation comes after washing your face and before toning. The product usually has some grit in it to help lift dead skin cells. If your skin is sensitive after you shave, try to exfoliate the day after the next. I'm currently using (Body Shop's Vitamin C Microdermabrasion)[] While exfoliating, don't rub too hard or you'll risk irritating your skin.
u/verdalix · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I highly recommend that subreddit, it has helped tremendously in dealing with my sensitive skin and irritations due to bad shaving techniques/products. As for shaving soaps I would recommend trying Mystic Water Soap's Sensitive Skin and Proraso White, I have very sensitive skin and those soaps have worked very well for me. Also for aftershaves try using Thayer's witch hazel. Hope this helps!

u/QuestionAssumptions · 5 pointsr/TransAdoption

I'm pre-HRT, but here's my skincare routine, with links to the exact products I use. I tried my best to define any skincare terminology. I recommend doing this before bed. Make sure to do the steps in the order listed.

Night time skincare routine

1) Exfoliate. This removes dead skin and other crud. Without exfoliating, you'd be applying skincare products on top of your layer of dead skin, which wouldn't be as effective. I use a Salux brand exfoliating cloth in the shower, lathered with Dove brand bar soap. You should only exfoliate and shave 2 to 3 times a week because it's abrasive. Other steps can be done every night. Side note: if you've never exfoliated before, I highly recommend trying it once. You will feel cleaner than you've ever felt after showering.

2) Shave. If you need to shave, now is the time to do it. If you've had laser hair removal, or simply don't have much body hair, move on to the next step. I don't have specific recommendations for shaving products. The most important thing is to use a clean razor. If you are reusing a razor, wash it with soap and hot water, and use rubbing alcohol to kill any leftover bacteria. Exfoliating before shaving can reduce razor burn because you're cleaner, and therefore less likely to get dead skin and bacteria into the "micro cuts" caused by shaving. Even if you don't cut yourself deeply enough to bleed, dragging a metal blade across your face is always slightly irritating. (Side note: I can't effing wait to get laser.) If you cut yourself shaving, you may apply some 70% rubbing alcohol, only to the cut. I've seen sources that recommend applying rubbing alcohol everywhere after shaving, to kill bacteria and therefore reduce irritation. I don't recommend this because rubbing alcohol is harsh and will dry your skin.

3) Toner. This step cleans your skin further. Similar to exfoliating, the idea is to remove as much dirt and dead skin as possible, so that the skincare products can actually absorb into your skin. I pour some Thayers brand alcohol-free, rose scented witch hazel on a cotton ball and apply to my face and neck. Another reason why the order of the steps is important: This toner contains witch hazel, which is an astringent. This means it tightens your skin. Using witch hazel after shaving may reduce irritation by causing any micro cuts to contract. Let your skin air-dry before moving on.

4) Serum. Now that you're clean, it's time for products that will actually be absorbed by your skin. There are many types of serum available. I typically use retinol, which tightens your skin and prevents wrinkles. I apply a few drops of retinol serum to my face and neck and rub it in. I wait a few moments to let the serum dry before the next step.

5) Moisturizer. Last step. This hydrates your skin and keeps you looking young. I use CeraVe moisturizing cream. It comes in a white tub with a blue label. Most nights I just apply to my face and neck. On the nights that I exfoliate, I use moisturizer on my whole body. The main reason is that it can be time consuming, so I only moisturize my whole body after exfoliating, when my skin will better absorb the moisturizer. Additionally, I use this moisturizer on my hands several times throughout the day (especially after washing my hands because soap can be drying.) This makes a significant difference in reducing dry skin, especially noticeable in the winter. If you only get one skincare product, I recommend this one.

Other important things

That's my nightly skincare routine, but wait, there's more! Any day there's a chance you'll spend time in the sun, wear sunscreen!! This is probably more important than all the other steps put together. You can apply sunscreen on top of your moisturizer, or use a moisturizer that includes SPF. Recently I've been experimenting with using this SPF moisturizer on my face every morning.

Last thing: some people think skincare is all about applying products to your skin, so they'll buy fancier and more expensive products. This is like pulling harder on one lever without realizing there are many other levers available. Diet, exercise, hydration, sleep, having fun, and avoiding stress are all important too. Drink water!! Like, drink a little more water than you think you need.

Edit: Can't believe I forgot this. Don't smoke, and don't use hard drugs. Please don't drink alcohol at your age because it can cause brain damage. When you're older, if you choose to drink, do so in moderation. I don't want to come across as "no fun allowed," but please learn from my experience. Binge drinking is not only bad for your skin, it will make you feel like complete poop the next day. Not worth it.

Edit 2: Fixed formatting, and added details.

Good luck, sis!

u/StillwaterBlue · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

Reminds me of this. Read [the reviews] (Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200 ml and you'll know you've got of lightly...

u/ConfusedHerring · 5 pointsr/sex

Old link I know, but still recommend Veet for men

u/Captain_North · 5 pointsr/funny


Being a loose cannon who does not play by the rules the first thing I did was ignore the warning and smear this all over my knob and bollocks. The bollocks I knew and loved are gone now. In their place is a maroon coloured bag of agony which sends stabs of pain up my body every time it grazes against my thigh or an article of clothing. I am suffering so that you don't have to. Heed my lesson. DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS.

u/zkojic · 5 pointsr/serbia

Od ovoga bjezi kao djavo od krsta

u/AE_35_Unit · 5 pointsr/AirForce

Ok, so I am going to assume (make an ass of both you and me) that you have absolutely no idea what you are doing.
I recommend the following:

u/Richiepunx · 5 pointsr/ireland

Have you ever tried wet shaving with a safety razor? I had the same problem as you for years but I switched and I've had no irritation since. They take a bit of getting used to but you won't look back once you get used to it, honestly.

u/Forevernevermore · 5 pointsr/AskMen

I use a double edge safety razor like THIS. Most store bought razors can maintain their sharpness for one or two shaves, but this has cheap and changeable blades you buy by the dozens for the same price. It's easy to throw in a new blade and shave away each time. I stress that it is a skill that is learned and you will most likely cut yourself the first few times, but once you get the hang of it, it will outperform any mainstream razors (schick, gillete..etc) you can buy. I get 100 blades for about $24 US and that lasts me all year. I use THESE blades specifically.

u/chance-- · 5 pointsr/howto

I really, really recommend you consider buying an old-fashion double-edge safety razor like this one along with a blade sample pack. Once you find the right blade and adjust to the new type of razor, you'll wonder how disposable razors ever became a thing. Even my wife couldn't believe how awesome they are and it took me forever to even get her to try my razor.

  • I have sensitive skin and would constantly get razor burn, my skin would turn bright red, and I'd get bumps after each shave. It took a week or two for my skin to adjust and for me to find the right blades but once that happened, I haven't had skin issues since. The first few shaves did suck but it got a lot better.
  • The blades are absurdly cheap. You can get Feather blades which are among the most expensive for about $0.10 a blade.
  • Since the blades are so much cheaper, you're more likely to switch them out properly and get a much cleaner shave.
  • The razor itself will last for a lifetime and then some
  • All of those cartridges and packaging are no longer headed to the landfill

    If you want an even better shave while saving even more money, consider getting shaving soap + a brush. I've had one of those for like 2 years now.. it's insane how long they last.

    There are plenty of sites, forums, and even a subreddit that you can find out much more about DE shaving. Some people really, really get into it so you kind of have to wade through a lot of fanboyism but it's well worth it, I promise.
u/padlockx · 5 pointsr/todayilearned

I do the same thing and it works great. I'm a white guy with really straight hair, but I have the skin of an infant and get horrible razor bumps on my neck. This really does help. I figured it out when I had a beard and would shave my neck area then my thick brush would get that area when I shaped the beard. The brush would knock the hairs out of the skin and prevent them from being ingrown.

Another thing I've found that helps a lot is a good razor. I know I'm not in the same exact boat, but as someone prone to skin irritation a nice real safety razor with a good double edged single blade is amazing. I use this safety razor and buy the better blades for it (and they're still really cheap.) Combined with a good shaving soap I barely have any problems compared to what I used to. It's why I grew the beard in the first place.

u/allonsyyy · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

The double cleanse, I just read all about that on /r/AsianBeauty! I got this low pH cleanser to use after this oil cleanser.

I can't say if it'll work either, I'm on day two. But that sub can, and does.

u/Zombeez · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I think they're talking about this one by O'Keefes.

u/foxual · 5 pointsr/RedditForGrownups

Ever tried this stuff? It works miracles: O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream

u/Ooo00O · 5 pointsr/climbing

I've always used O'keeffe's Working Hands, and I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

u/Blasto6000 · 5 pointsr/OCD

O'Keefe's is your best friend right now can't recommend it enough for ocd hand washers like you and me. When I was really really bad I was washing my hands at least 50 to 60 times a day my hands would be so dry I could feel my skin stretch like leather and crack just like your hands only bigger. This stuff helped a lot at the very least it allowed me to blend in and feel normal with the general population and I didn't look like I had leprosy anymore. It burns when you first use it with super dry hands but trust me its worth it just so you don't have that feeling of your skin pulling itself apart when ever you move your fingers.

Also be careful of the cold with winter coming it'll get worse make sure to wear gloves outside and dry and your hands good.

u/tech651 · 5 pointsr/malegrooming

I have the perfect product to recommend for you. I also worked in a warehouse and know exactly what you are talking about. I went to Amazon to find a solution and Okeeffes Working Hands Cream came with stellar reviews. It was tough to believe the hype so I ordered some myself and was skeptical. I can say that this product deserves all the hype. My hands were restored after only a couple of weeks of using the product. This would undoubtedly be my recommendation for your situation.

u/paranoidparabola · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion in rich/moist? It's super hydrating and marketed as slightly-acidic, good for sensitive skin, fragrance free, oil free, and alcohol free (although it contains butylene glycol). They also make an emulsion/milk as well.

u/pro_forma_life · 5 pointsr/eczema

How big/ where are the patches? I have pretty severe facial eczema I keep under control with Hado Labo Moist Lotion. That stuff doesn't burn broken skin when it goes on (even on eyelids!). I comes out like a liquid and isn't greasy in the least, but it works very very well for me.

u/SkinnyGirl84 · 5 pointsr/Accutane

Everything I'm recommending can be bought on Amazon fairly cheaply:

1st Cleanser (PM only to get rid of sunscreen or makeup): The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil Dry Skin

2nd Cleanser: Cerave hydrating Cleanser

Hydrating Toner: [Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner] ( or
Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

Medium Moisturizer: Cerve PM Moisturizing Lotion

Heavy Moisturizer: Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream

Sleeping Pack: Cosrx Ultimate Rice Overnight Mask

Sheet Mask: Benton Snail Bee High Content Sheet Mask, illi masks, MBD masks (these might be out of your price range as they are between $1-3 per use).

Sunscreen: [Biore Kids Sunscreen] (

Lips: Lanolin

BB: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream #13 (RP), Mizon Snail Repair Blemish Balm
Cushion: Innisfree
Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

u/tangface · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

OP, your skin sounds similar to mine and for the longest time I couldn't figure out what to use/do to hydrate my skin. I've been tying out Asian skincare brands/methods and have found a huge success in using a hydrating toner with the Korean 7 skin method. It's basically taken a toner and layering it on your face as many layers (or skins) as you need after cleansing.

I haven't had any issues with these two:
Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion 
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

The Hadalabo lotion has a thicker consistency so it takes a bit longer for the skin to absorb vs the Pyunkang Essence is of a thinner consistency. If you end up doing this method in the future, I would suggest choosing toners that do not have water listed as the first ingredient.

Doing the 7 Skin method has basically changed my skin where now it's not dehydrated, less oily and not flake-y. I hope that's a bit helpful and unfortunately I don't have any advice or suggestions on rough skin texture. Best of luck!

u/jv_level · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi there! You might consider that your skin is a bit dehydrated (lacking water) as well as dry (lacking oil). Mine certainly was! I would consider adding a hydrating toner to your arsenal rather than jumping right in to large number of active products (you can always add them more slowly later once you've decided on what you want try first). Especially as you are quite young, it might be an easy fix rather than a long active journey waiting for results.

The idea will be to keep your skin plumped, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Hydrating toners are terribly useful in that they are light watery layers full of humectants which draw and hold water to your skin. Plus, you can do multiple layers one right after the other (sometimes called the '7-skin method') if your skin is feeling extra dull that day without risking the addition of more ingredients.

They are usual in the realm of Korean or Asian skincare, but lots are becoming super popular. Here are the classics: Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion - the OG!, Kikumasamune High Moist Lotion - contains fermented ingredients for brightening and is a HUGE bottle, Klairs Supple Preparation Toner - Recommend the unscented, has licorice for brightening, Benton Aloe/BHA Toner - BHA acts as a humectant here, no exfoliation, Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner - Super light, 6 ingredients for sensitive skin, Etude House SoonJung 5.5 Relief Toner - Just like water, very soothing, many others!!

(just ignore that in Japan toners are called 'lotion'. Yes it is confusing!)

Also, Gothamista has a great video on hydrating toners which goes over several of the ones I mentioned plus others.

One more easy thing to consider is a raw honey mask. If you can get real honey, just slather than on your face! It's a humectant and will help with water levels in your skin. Another point is to apply your routine onto damp skin after cleansing.

Hope this helps!

u/TriangleMan · 5 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse
u/Firstmatewifey · 5 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

Both the hubs and I have been loving this bath scrubber towel. It makes exfoliating your back a cinch!

u/CesiaCho · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

I use Dr. Bronner's and a Salux cloth in the shower for maximum lather and minimal waste. I would recommend buying the big bottle and adding just a little bit to another container with water

u/4everal0ne · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

Oh god yes, actually ditch the loofa and use a synthetic scrub cloth like this it comes in different "grains" and Asian people are exfoliating experts since we're scrubbed raw practically since birth. The cloth will dry helluva lot faster than a loofa and will last longer. You can toss it into the washing machine if you feel like it as well and when it gets tattered you can sew it into a pouch for a bar of soap and instant fancy soap experience.

u/probably_apocryphal · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yep, KP can cause ingrown hairs because the protein buildup "caps off" the follicle, so the hair can't exit (and curls up under the skin).

In general, KP treatment consists of mechanical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, and moisturizing. Amlactin is very popular for KP treatment - it moisturizes and chemically exfoliates (with lactic acid) and is reasonably priced.

Personally, I use a Salux cloth in the shower to scrub my arms/legs with a moisturizing body wash, then apply a lactic acid lotion as soon as I get out of the shower.

u/seanorama · 5 pointsr/minimalism

Regarding the playing cards:
They are at the top of my list (right next to my Salux)!

There primary use is for learning the local language. The game Bull Shit (sometimes called Cheat) can be taught even if the other players speak no English. Have the players only use their language. You will be counting in it within a few rounds!

I nailed Swahili in 20 minutes! And it saved me when I was the only non-Polish in a camping lodge of 60 people!

u/keelasalie · 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Exfoliation is your friend. I recently started epilating, and while it has done wonders in taming my very thick, dark hairs, I have been noticing more ingrown hairs. I have been using an exfoliating body wash with an exfoliating wash cloth and it has been helping, but there are a lot of ingrowns that are getting irritated. :/

Edit: for reference, this is the epilator I got because I don't have the funds for anything more expensive right now.

u/cleverpseudoname · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I decided to check out the COSDna on Chanel's Hydramax line of products. Seems the biggest part of them is glycerin, a lovely humectant that also makes the application feel smooth and wonderful, while being relatively lightweight (not greasy feeling.) It also has hyaluronic acid, some jojoba esters... I think if you keep looking for products that are higher in glycerin content (you can even get glycerin from your pharmacy) or perhaps use a hyaluronic acid lotion a la Hada Labo, you'll get that same feeling for a lot less.

Overall, I see why you loved that cream, but I can also see that the parts you loved about it are much less than $85 combined :) I'll let others chime in with ideas on what specifically you should buy, but I hope that gives you an idea of why you loved that product.

u/pazuzu6666 · 5 pointsr/JapanTravel

You can try Hada labo. I think their lotion feels like a toner but it's pretty moisturizing.

It looks like this:

u/beard_pics_plz · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Itchiness from irritation/razor burn? Or ingrown hairs?
If it's the former, that's a pretty easy fix: Use a super sharp blade and I love using hair conditioner for my legs. I never get irritation now that I use conditioner. I use a pretty green brand (Giovanni tea tree conditioner), so there's no residue/silicone-y feeling after I rinse it off.

[I use this razor $13] ( and bought a [pack of 100 single replacement blades for $10] ( Super cheap and effective. I use a fresh, sharp blade every 1-3 uses depending on what I want to shave. If you have a sharp razor each time, the blade just cuts through the hair and glides across the skin. A dull blade will tug and pull, leave micro tears.

u/cant_help_myself · 5 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

A dime a blade and your shave is better than with the expensive piece of shit disposables you're currently using.

u/zagood · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

My hair is pretty coarse, and I basically got to the point where I didn't want to deal with it tugging at the end of a 2nd day shaving, so I switch every time. My shaving habits are about the same as yours but sounds like my beard is a bit thicker.

Astras are super cheap so pick up a 100 pack and don't worry about it.

u/PAlove · 5 pointsr/FrugalMaleFashionCDN

Merkur safety razor and these blades (Feather is another good brand of blades, more expensive though).

Bought the combo about 3 years ago, haven't even used half the blades yet. Massive savings.

u/yeahbuddy · 5 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

You are much better off doing this. Disposable blades are a colossal, sucky ripoff.

100 blades - Made in Russia - for $9

The best soap - Made in England - for $15

Merkur razor - Made in Germany - for $32

Badger hair brush - $13

The best aftershave - Made in Italy - $14

So, $83 with money to spare and it's all you need for at least 12 months. The Art of Shaving is neat, but it's grossly overpriced. Clearly they have latched on to the hipster instagrammy nature of society with a price tag to match. I have some of their sandlewood soap and while nice, it's no better than the soap I listed.

It's funny how classic shaving is all of a sudden a trendy thing. All I know is I love it. I came from the 3 NO 4 NO 5 NO a BILLION blade world. It's a joke. Just go old school and take your time. Enjoy the ritual. Baby bottom smooth in 7 minutes. Modern disposable cartridges are a sad scam that society has fallen for. Complete and total scam.

May as well toss this in...especially if you travel. Love mine.

Parker leather razor case - $14

Thats a full year of supplies and a lifetime worth of hardware (minus the badger brush). Think about that for a minute...

u/eatjables · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

Listen to LizzieDane. Chemical peels and Botox are invaluable tools and have their place in this world, read this guide Botox 101: What You Need to Know Before Getting Botox and know it's something to consider. But really, a prescribed retinoid is going to be your new best friend. Just a heads up that there is an online dermatology service that is getting very positive reviews from /skincareaddiction and other respectable beauty bloggers. It's called Pocketderm and for $20 per month, you and a board certified dermatologist will customize a topical medication that will address any acne/age-related issues. Informative review over at /skincareaddiction. If you decide to go for it, go here before signing-up and grab a referral link for a 1-month free trial. Seriously, get some retinoids, it is the only anti-ageing treatment in the U.S. that has been backed by the FDA. Secondly, please wear SUNSCREEN, and do so EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! Rain or shine, UV damage is the #1 cause of premature aging and protecting yourself from the sun is something you can do for yourself tomorrow. Good guide here about how to choose the right sunscreen. EltaMd is highly recommended with adequate UV protection. Now my personal favorite, the AHAs and the BHAs or 'acids', they'll help with the fine lines, brighten up the complexion and even out skintone. They are seriously great and will give you almost immediate results . Basic explanation of AHA/BHA exfoliates. My BHA product rec to you would be Paula's Choice BHA 2% products, $10 referral code here. Do it! Once you've got the retinoids, the sunscreen, and the acids, incorporating a well-formulated antioxidant serum will round out a solid, 'anti-ageing' skincare routine. Hope this helps and be good to yourself :)

u/LadyIronfire · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Me too, and this stuff is the best. :)

u/lfinfin · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've gone through several containers of this one. That's the "Clear" line, which just means it blends in the easiest. The regular line actually blends in fine too, and lastly I've also used up a "Tinted" which is decent coverage actually but if you're paler than say (in MAC terms), N20, I think it'd be too dark for you.

u/malapropistic · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

What are the exact features that attracted you to the Glossier sunscreen? If you're looking for something "clear" I know EltaMD have a clear sunscreen too.

u/treelets · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I'm actually thinking of narrowing down the number of products I use, though this list doesn't seem to indicate that. I love my Benton + MISSHA lineup but I'm getting older and thinking I need a little more oomph. In any case, things I'm looking at that I will probably not buy for a long time:

>Daytime Serums

u/AnatasiaBeaverhausen · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Excellent sunscreen for under makeup. Let it set onto your skin for a while (20+ mins) before applying your makeup for the best protection.

u/YeahImJustThatAwesom · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

First of all,
Yess! Another guy on this sub!

Okay, so im mexican and and the males in my family have a tendency to get deep pores. The sad part is that there is no way to structurally shrink your pores, but there are products you can get to kind of help minimize them.

My routine begins with a normal face wash (i forget what it's called but there are a ton to choose from if you look in the sidebar). After, i'll use the stridex maximum strength exfoliator, then i'll finish it off with some cerave cream to moisturize.

Something i want to note is that if you have been shaving with one of those machine razors or disposable ones, then you might want to try something better for your skin. I use this and it has done a lot to help cut down on the acne.

Definitely check out to get really good info to get you set on getting better skin and the cleanest shave.

u/azgabe · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

Is neither an option? Many of these Twist to Open razors are rebranded Weishes. Your Van der Hagen from CVS certainly is. You would be buying the same razor. The Vikings looks cool, but same thing. The quality will be much better with a different razor.


I would highly recommend these two. The Edwin Jagger would be my #1 pick.



u/stabsthedrama · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

[For that same $3....minus $.045] (

I have a few of these (not the same exact brand, but they're all the same Chinese makes really and differ from one to the next even with the same brand). They're as BIFL as any Merkur, and honestly, I like them a lot...

Edit: this is the one I have. Sucks it's now a $6 add on item. I bought a few for like 2.75$ a few years back.

u/66666thats6sixes · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

If you want to get into DE shaving and you don't want to worry about spending a decent bit of money on something that isn't too good, you could always start with the Silvertone/Sodial/Rimei razor -- for $2.81 + free shipping you can hardly say that the money was wasted, and it receives pretty high reviews from most. It's what I use and I am perfectly happy with it.

u/Greyzer · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

Nice going.

Keep in mind that a lot of Farmers Market soaps are not really suitable for shaving (especially if they're made with olive oil), so if your lather isn't stable, it may not be your fault...

This Razor is a cheap way to get into DE shaving, don't forget to get a blade sampler as well.

u/sympathyofalover · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

Talk to your OB about azelaic acid. I didn’t use it, but it’s the only thing I’ve seen other posts talk about using that was deemed okay for them by their OB.

My OB is super cautious and I keep getting shot down whenever i ask what I can use, so I just did a simple routine (Neutrogena foaming cleanser) and sometimes I will oil cleanse with Argan oil and a drop or two or tea tree oil. I haven’t asked her about the tea tree oil, but I haven’t seen anything related to it being a problem and I’ve probably only used it twice and I’m 20 weeks now.

Keep your sheets and pillow cases clean, make sure to wash your face morning and night, moisturize and try not to pick. You can use hydrocolloid bandages to help overnight (I like the nexcare ones you can find on amazon, also called acne patches or blister bandages). nexcare on amazon

Head over to r/skincareaddiction too for more posts about pregnancy/hormonal acne and the side bar include info on oil cleansing. There isn’t much we can do about it overall, but mine did ease up a lot throughout the 1st trimester and now I hardly get any. Hopefully you’re able to find something that works!

u/WorstDEALeverrr · 5 pointsr/instant_regret

You get yourself a safety razor for ~30$.

Then you spend another 20$ on 100 Feather brand blades.

There you go. Best shaving experience of your life, for the rest of your life, for the price of a few stupid Gillette thingies.

(Get a brush and soap too, if you don't already have them.)

u/Gregoryv022 · 5 pointsr/Wetshaving

Then: January, 2014

u/Tadpole_Jackson · 5 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I got this razor from Amazon

It was $30 when I bought it, though. I also bought a stand, brush, and shaving soap at the same time. I think the total was about $70-$80 The soap lasts forever and the stand and brush are 1 time buys.




I just buy blades from CVS. 10 pack is $5 and I've used about 5 in the last month.

Edit: Bad math.

u/kelpants · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I got them so I wouldn't have to buy expensive disposable blades anymore - I also heard that they might cut down on razor burn. I have mixed reviews. I still use a disposable for my armpits because it's just too lumpy in there - you can go a million times faster using a disposable.

For my legs - the razors themselves for a safety razor are INSANELY cheap and come in bulk. The problem is - you need to go very, very slowly, even on straightaways like your legs. Press very lightly - let the movement and sharp edge do the work for you without applying much pressure at all. I learned my lesson by taking a pretty sizable strip of skin off my ankle the second time I was shaving because I tried to go too fast. The shave is very close and leaves you crazy smooth, but I do get razorburn (I have keratosis pilaris though so I don't know if there's any avoiding that). Lotion works. I have trouble with my knees, especially after the cutting incident, I'm scared of cutting myself there. Usually leave some hairs and often go over it with my disposable. And I always do have a couple tiny bloody spots afterwards that I didn't feel when I was shaving, but they're very small and go away quickly.

Bottom line - would I buy it again? Maybe. I think it's better suited for someone who shaves their legs very regularly. I shave maybe once a month or even two months, because I hate it, so making it even more time consuming is bad for me. But if I did it daily I think the safety razor would be awesome because it really cuts down on waste/cost and the shave is SUPER close so you could shave less and still have crazy smooth legs. Works pretty well in the nether regions also, actually. Just go slowly :)

Here is what I bought:

The razor handle is good, but my boyfriend has one that is really easy to replace the blades - you twist the bottom and it opens up the top and you just pull out and plop in the new one. Mine you have to almost completely take it apart, which is dumb. Spend time looking for the one I describe where you can just easily replace the blades.

The blades are good and cheap, I spent some time reading reviews so I believe those are the best quality/price combo.

u/ImAghostGoon · 5 pointsr/Cloud_Chasers
u/vaporflavor · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I really like Cerave Moisturizer PM It was around $8 on Amazon.

u/JLewis88 · 5 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

Hi! I have very dry, often dehydrated, extremely sensitive/reactive skin. Pardon the following infodump :)

I have had really great results with some Asian skincare! I have used the following products with great success:

Banila Co Nourishing Cleansing Balm for Dry Skin - Double cleansing has changed my life, no hyperbole. I don't get tiny blackheads any more. I use this first, and the idea is that it washes away any oil soluble stuff, like sebum, sunscreen, makeup, etc.

Hada Labo Tokyo Gentle Hydrating Cleanser - Even if you only want to use one cleanser, I recommend this over Cetaphil any day. It is super gentle and does not dry out my skin AT ALL, even when I was using it alone before I started double cleansing. You only need the tiniest amount and it foams up into a rich, satisfying lather, so the bottle lasts forever.

Pyungkang Yul Essence Toner - I use this after cleansing and allow it to soak in entirely before any next step. If my skin is particularly dehydrated I do it a couple few times.

Hada Labo Japan Gokujun Premium - This is a serum type product that has 4 molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid AND urea, both of which dry skin is severely lacking. Helps me get my glow on. (tip: HA works by attaching to water molecules, so if you live in a dry climate you will need to spritz your face with water after this soaks in and allow the HA to do its thing)

CeraVe PM - This is pricier than CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, but I have found that my face likes it so much more. It soaks right in.

I love Asian skincare because for the most part you can find reasonably priced products that are formulated to let the active ingredients truly shine with no excess nonsense. I never used anything but Cetaphil until this year because my skin is SO sensitive, I can't even use regular laundry detergent. Discovering Asian skincare has been wonderful and I am truly excited about my results! If you are interested in learning more r/AsianBeauty is an amazing resource.

u/Mighty_Panda · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

Fair enough but I would price what amazon gives you against one of those sites. I would suggest getting an Edwin Jagger DE89, really good starter razor, or a parker though you will need someone else to tell you which one to get.

You will need a brush so look for omega brushes, these are boar brush that are cheap and once broken in can become as soft as a silvertip badger brush. As for shaving soap there is a vast array to choose from but I have been using proraso which is easy to get a nice lather from. Though if you are on a tight budget get arko, though be warned that some people hate the smell of it (it does die down after a few weeks).

As for aftershave you can pick up nivea aftershave balm from your local drugstore or supermarket. You will also need an alum block and styptic pencil, just get the cheapest ones you can find. Though you could use a healing cut gel instead of a styptic pencil, which would avoid the milky white marks the styptic pencil leaves behind.

edit: forgot to say about sample blades. Most sample blade packs on amazon are ridiculously priced so use try a blade to get a selection of sample blades. Start of with 5 different types of blades

The blades I would suggest are:

  • 1.Astra SP
  • 2.Gillette Silver Blue
  • 3.Derby, a lot of people dislike these blades but I think they offer a good starting point.
  • 4.Feather, I would leave this blade to try after you have developed your technique for a month or 2, as they are unforgiving to a beginner.
  • 5.BIC
u/shroedingerscook · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Try a hydrocolloid bandage on the pimple. Nexcare makes some specifically for pimples

Pus filled pimples will eventually go away on their own without being popped, it just takes a little while. Hot compresses also help. And putting a little benzoyl peroxide on it can help as well (do not put BP on under a hydrocolloid bandage... Put it on for a half hour or so, wash off, then use the bandage)

Google the "Danger Triangle of the Face" to understand why you shouldn't pop pimples on your nose.

u/blue_gator · 5 pointsr/acne

So if I have a massive whitehead that I don't feel like walking around with for the world to see I go ahead and pop it. Yes picking is bad BUT it makes zits disappear a lot faster. I generally do it at night after my face is clean. Then before I put in my moisturizer I put a hydro colloid acne patch over it.

Here's the link:

Ever pop a zit and then wake up to find it has filled up and gotten even more gross over night? Well these patches absorb the crap oozing out of the popped zit. And when you wake up the zit substantially less swollen and has not "refilled" itself again. Seriously it's the best 8$ you'll ever spend.

u/HideNSqueak · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Just about anywhere that sells regular bandaids. They are often marketed as blister bandages, because they are designed to manage wound fluid.

Here's an example from Target, and if you want little rounds ones just for acne, you can order them online.

u/RockyColtTum · 5 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

Hydrocolloid bandage for the pimple. It will make it go down overnight.

Like this.

u/PolarBearInSpace · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Even these don't say that word on them, so I wasn't 100% sure I was buying the right thing:

Everybody gotta be all scientific up in here using fancy words.

u/mastiii · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hyaluronic can plump up your skin for sure. Check out this thread from /r/asianbeauty asking people 30+ what product in their routine makes the biggest difference. A lot of people said hyaluronic acid made a big difference in their skin.

Having said that, I agree with the other comments here saying look for something cheaper. This from The Ordinary and this one from Hada Labo are a fraction of the price.

u/MaNamIsKahlfin · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I picked up some Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid lotion when I was in Asia and I love it! I pat three drops' worth all over my face and neck before I apply my daily moisturizer. It's done wonders for my dry patches.

u/screambledeggs · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I recommend using a hydrating toner. This stuff helps the moisturizer sink in better. A popular recommendation is Hada Labo gokujyun lotion. I'm on my second bottle and I will keep repurchasing it. It's also fragrance-free.

Another recommendation would be using an occlusive after moisturizer. It locks in the moisture so it doesn't evaporate from your skin. There's good ol' Vaseline, Aquaphor, and CeraVe healing ointment (which is my personal favorite). They're all fragrance-free. You only need a small amount to cover the face. I use like... a dime size amount.

u/btolle89 · 5 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I got ORGANIC Cotton Makeup Puff, Medium because of the price, and it works great. its organic japanese cotton pads. i dont have much to compare it against though.

u/FoxxyRin · 5 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Puff Organic Cotton seems to be the standard for almost everyone I know. Cotton Bacon and other cotton "specifically for vaping" have all seemed to be a massive waste of money in my experience. Learn how to properly wick and organic cotton pads are the cheapest and best way to go.

u/TJSharrock · 5 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

This cotton is great and $7.39 for a nicely sized bag.

u/Passan · 5 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

$8 shipped. Ordered some in November. I change my wicks up to two times a day and gave given a few pads away. I am not past the green line at the top of the package.

Great stuff. My organic cotton balls have taken a back seat to this. Much easier to work with, and it wicks great.

Edit: It ships from Japan but it got to me in the US very quickly. Faster than some other things I ordered that shipped from the US.

u/quagsirechannel · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

No problem! If you like it and want more, it’s Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil. I’m interested in trying it out myself, so let me know how it’s working for you!

u/TeaLeavesAndTweed · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The Neutrogena cleansing oil is one of the least expensive cleansing oils I've seen on the US market. I use a mineral-oil-based Japanese cleansing oil that I can get off Amazon for a bit less per ounce. It's the Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing oil, which is fragrance-free and mostly mineral oil. If you're sensitive to jojoba oil, though, be aware that it does contain jojoba a bit further down the ingredients list. It's about $8-9 if you wait for it to ship from Japan or $11 with Prime shipping, but it's almost twice the size as the Neutrogena bottle, and you can get refill pouches for even less:

u/MaliaXOXO · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

TBH the S.W. Toner is too expensive for the quantity
Here's the custom recipe I've created for it.

  1. Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 oz ($10)
  2. Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (With the Mother), 16 Ounce - 1 Pack ($10)
  3. Miracle Botanicals Premium Bulgarian Clary Sage Essential Oil - 100% Pure Salvia Sclarea - 10ml ($10)
  4. Miracle Botanicals Organic Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil - 100% Pure Santalum Spicatum - 5ml ($30)
    Total= $60

u/darksun773 · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you want to get into squonking, just know that there is more of an upfront cost involved. You can always go cheap, like with the Pico Squeeze and Kangertech Dripbox but those are not the greatest. I would recommend the HCigar Inbox. It is a 75w DNA device that uses a single 18650. Stick with regulated mods for now. For attys I'd recommend going with the Wasp Nano. For the price its great, squonk compatible and it is single coil so it's great to learn on to build with.

  • HCigar Inbox - $68

  • Wasp Nano - $12

  • 2x Sony VTC5A - $7 per. The VTC5A is my personal choice as it is a very good for high wattage and mechanical mods. If you want a touch more batter life go with the Samsung 30Q

  • LUC 2 bay Charger - $20 I'd reccomend the LUC over nictecore because they can charge the batteries faster. There is also a single bay charger but the dual bay is nice for when you may get a dual 18650 mod in the future. Your choice.

  • Any pre-built wire from Advanced Vape Supply - $12-15. Would recommend regular clapton SS316L wire. SS316L is great as it heats up faster than A1 or Ni80 so it doesn't require as much power. Plus I think it brings more flavor to the table.

  • Puffs Organic Cotton - $5 and it will last you well over a year

    TOTAL: about $132 before shipping

    Note: stay away from the predator, alien, and gen 3 RX!! There are POS.
u/xx2000xx · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette - -

In that order because you never want to cut corners on nicotine ever. Everybody talks about the pepper taste but I've never had that because I went through those three. Nudenicotine actually will give you a free 15ml sample with $2 shpping.

With PG/VG they are 99% all the same so don't get trapped into any gimmicks or anything. Just get the Essential Depot's PG/VG from Amazon which is around $10 for a quart.

While you're there you might as well pick up some cotton which like PG/VG don't fall into all the BS because it's all pretty much the same. Get:

If you don't have Prime and need something to get the free shipping you might as well pick up the scale now: -- Those 4 are what the majority of us use by a mile. Just pick up some pipettes and bottles and you are actually pretty much 100% set for DIY, it's that easy. By the time an average person rolls their coil and wicks their tank I could bust out a gallon or 3 of e-juice. - - - You're all set now.

I've been DIY for a year now and still have 1/4th of the VG and 3/4th of the PG left doing around a 65/35 VG/PG mix. The cotton is a different story however, that bag honestly will last about 7 years which is conservative and 10+ wouldn't shock me. It was probably my best purchace ever and it's so nice to never have to worry about cotton again so I can focus that energy on buying way way too many vaping hardware and supplies. My pantry is pretty much dedicated to vaping and I have to admit that I'm an addict.

It's a fun hobby coming from a background where I was building 386's as a kid so it's up my alley and it saved my life. I don't care care about the death part but more of my lungs hurting when I wake up, had no energy and killed any cardio to the point of running up stairs was an issue. The worst is the smell though, especially if you haven't been around it for a while. I let somebody smoke two in my apartment a few weeks ago in the open and not out the window. My F'N GOD, for the next 3 days I was spaying so much shit, washing every damn thing that was washable, to even scrubbing my walls because I couldn't even sleep waking up in the middle of the night with that distinct sweet horrible smell that lingers like crazy.

How they are legal compared to other things that actually will improve your health to the point where it will actually shrink cancer tumors in THC/CBD. Dextromethorphan and Ketamine which is the only thing known that helps with my rare intolerable disease. Tryptamine drugs like DMT that would instantly reshape how society thinks and acts being the best method for us to grow as a species which could take tens of thousands of years still and it should be our #1 goal in life to get the ball running in our little Century.

u/Slippery_Molasses · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I use these organic Japanese cotton pads. Perfect price & the flavor is clean. I find one pad can make 4 wicks for 3mm coils.

I bought 2 packs 2 years ago & am only half way through 1 bag!

u/saulteen · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Well, that's easy! Just need some cash and I will guide you to the rest. Okay, istick30-
that will replace your evod. Also, if you don't want to mess with an atomizer go with but a solid vape-

Okay, if you are currently rocking an evod...I will make the assumption that you would be new to rebuilding(which is making the coils, instead of buying prebuilt ones...not meaning to over explain but if you are new, I just want to inform you).
You will need to watch some videos on how to build coils- (also a solid review of the Taifun GT2)
Then you need to purchase the Taifun GT2-

You will also need 28 gauge kanthal A1-

And I suggest japanese cotton-

And if you are going this far, get the best juice-

So search youtube for Taifun builds-

Then replicate-
And if you need some help- let me know and I will build some coils and send them to you pre-wicked...but I would suggest just going for it...tweezers...scissors...drill bit around 1/8in or just get a shitty set and you are good.
Remember- idiots build coils all the time...

u/StillMixin · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Building is super easy especially with a coil master it's very simple to learn and also saves money in the long run! This was where I got my coil master. Along with the wire as well as this cotton . Best cotton ive ever used and will last me at least a year and a half. I got it in January and I rewick often and have only used probably 1/10 of that bag. Also Steam Engine has been recommended to help with knowing the ins and outs of ohms. But I personally have done it enough to know what build does what without using this site much. Hope I could help!

u/shakydog · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Don't waste your time with any of that "made for vaping" cotton crap!

Bought two of these babies when a buddy and I started vaping and we haven't even made a dent in our supply, I'm convinced some B&Ms and vendors probably just throw a couple sheets of this stuff in their "premium cotton" baggies.

u/chellebell13 · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you like mineral oil as an oil cleanser I would also suggest Kose Speedy Cleansing Oil! It's a mineral oil based cleanser but washes off totally clean. I loved it and then tried to use plain mineral oil (aka from the laxative aisle) but hated how it wouldn't wash off clean even sometimes with a second cleanser.

u/CH4C4RR0N · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Is it a good idea to reuse the packaging of the KOSE SOFTYMO Speedy Cleansing Oil? I bought it some time ago and realized it contains some ingredients that are bad for me, so ever since then it has just been lying around.

Right now I want to make my own Mineral & Cromollient SCE mix and I am currently looking for a decent pump dispenser. It's only that everyone I come across seems to have one or another issue, like leakage, rust and so on.

Since I had the Kose Softymo lying around I gave it a try and it is perfect. No leakage, it uses the stuff up all the way to the bottom and I especially like the white plastic thingy that prevents it from accidentally pumping. That way I can simply put it in my backpack and don't have to worry about anything.

The only thing is, is this really a good idea to reuse it over and over? From what I know people are pretty careful when it comes to plastic, since from what I know it sort of degrades and some of it could end up in the product you are using, which is why reusable packaging is often advertised as being BPA free and so on. I couldn't find anything on the Kose Softymo packaging.

Alternatively, I am also open to suggestions about other pump dispensers!

u/elint · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

Just commenting to add prices -- these may not be accurate for very long, since some were listed with limited quantites, but it may help some:

$29.98 - Feather:[1]
$9.77 - Astra Green:[2]
$12.77 - Astra Blue:[3]
$8.93 - Derby Extra:[4]
$12.00 - Shark:[5]
$6.99 - Dorco:[6]
$16.95 - Big Ben:[7]
$15.05 - Lord Platinum:[8]
$15.95 - Lord Classic:[9]
$29.85 - Gillette Silver Blue:[10]
$20.00 - Gillette 7 O'Clock:[11]
$17.95 - Blue Bird:[12]
$19.99 - BIC:[13]
$24.98 - Personna Super 200CT:[14]
$24.00 - Wilkinson Sword:[15]
$18.88 - Crystal (Israeli Personna) 120CT:[16]

u/frozen-landscape · 4 pointsr/minimalism

Safety razor. The blades are like 15 bucks for 400 blades (pure metal) and the handle lasts forever. You can find the handles cheaper on eBay etc. Just boil them before using. But amazon will have them new too.

Edit: blades and handle .

u/StraightShaverSix · 4 pointsr/Wetshaving

Feathers - 22.38

Astra SP - 7.35

Personna Platinum - 24.49

Voshkod Teflon - 10.99

All prices USD. These were just the ones I checked. You may wish to check Italian Barber, He has decent bulk prices and ships from Canada but it looks like long international shipping times (3-4 weeks)

u/jamestporter · 4 pointsr/news

100 blades for $15: I haven't bought blades in a couple of years, still have over 50.

u/kim-jong_illest · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

Aside from what everyone else is saying as to why, you don't need expensive or fancy equipment. This setup is effective and as cheap as you can go while getting decent stuff:





u/solsangraal · 4 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

those aren't expensive to make-- they're expensive for suckers to buy

edit: never looked back

u/bilged · 4 pointsr/sex

Shave them in the shower using these two products:

Safety Razor


Important! If you are going to use a safety razor, make sure its the 'toothed' variety like I linked. This will prevent you from cutting yourself.

Bonus: This razor is also great for shaving anything else too and is super cheap over the longer term even if you use a new razor every time you shave.

u/SpindlySpiders · 4 pointsr/WatchPeopleDieInside
u/-BW- · 4 pointsr/Frugal

Astra Platinum. A pack of 100 costs $10.51 on Amazon.

u/HermioneLovegood · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have both aging concerns (I'm 39) and breakout prone skin and early this year I started implementing a skincare routine with mostly Korean products and it has helped tremendously (thanks r/asianbeauty!) Prior to this the ONLY moisturizer I'd ever found that did not break me out in cystic spots was the Clinique DDM gel moisturizer which isn't really very moisturizing.

With the k-beauty stuff I added BHA and AHA which helps with both acne and aging.

Another important thing to consider is PH. High PH cleansers like your Neutrogena scrub or Cetaphil are really not good for your skin. Some great low PH cleansers are Cerave foaming cleanser (not Korean/Asian), Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick ( ) and Hado Labo Gokujyn Cleansing Foam ( )

My current routine is:


u/pumpkinrum · 4 pointsr/WTF

Or Veet for men it. I heard it works.

u/GaGaORiley · 4 pointsr/tifu
u/THE_DROG · 4 pointsr/AskReddit
u/mct137 · 4 pointsr/AskMenOver30

I have had a Merkur safety razor for about 5 years now. It's $22 on amazon. You can buy replacement blade packs online as well. I can usually find them in packs of 10-20 blades for roughly a dollar a blade.

u/MattWilly · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

As someone who also struggles from in-grown hairs (very curly facial hair), here is my $0.02.

  • Someone in r/skincareaddiction suggested Stridex Maximum Strength exfoliating pads. It will be an unpopular opinion here, but I have been using this product after a shave instead of an alum block and it anecdotally seems to be working quite well.

  • Growth maps are very important and will help thoroughly. That being said, I have some areas where the growth has no true grain. For these areas, I take extra caution to use less pressure. It took quite a few weeks to figure out which direction to shave in for these spots.
  • If you want to try Tend Skin, don't buy it in store. Its vastly overpriced. Instead, use this link to find a DIY recipe for cheaper. I've found that alcohol based salicylic acid products like Tend Skin and Clubman Bump Repair Gel did not work well for me.
  • Consider what razor you are using. I have found that more mild razors have been more favourable. I used the Merkur 180 for a long time, until I recently invested in the Rockwell 6S and used the number 2 plate.
  • I think with a better routine you will find that your problem will get significantly better. Physical exfoliation with a hard brush is very rough on the skin and typically it is suggested that you don't do it more than twice a week.
u/Thor_of_Richmond · 4 pointsr/malegrooming

I'm pretty young too. I started with a Gillette turbo Mach something or other. It didn't work for me, it got clogged with my facial hair and it sucked. Try checking out these two subs, wet shaving is the way to go!

I started with a merkur 180 from Amazon it was like $30 and came with 10 blades it is a kick ass razor and works super well

Good luck and feel free to ask me any more questions

u/themoofinman · 4 pointsr/gifs

I think a great starter safety razor is the Merkur. Check it out here. I also think Merkur makes some great blades.

u/2Cuil4School · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

I possess extremely long, extremely thick, extremely coarse, extremely curly hair. Think somewhere between Claudio Sanchez of Coheed & Cambria and the fat guy from Lost except halfway down by back.

Every day, I shower. When I do so, I wet my hair then rub it down with a cedarwood/rosemary shampoo bar (solid-form shampoo composed mostly of saponified shea butter and jojoba oil without any natural-oil-stripping sulfates) and lather it up. I let it sit for awhile, then rinse. After that, I apply a thick coat of dandruff-defense conditioner (liquid form) and let that stand while I wash my body (with a fancy loofa and a really nice bar of cold-pressed, natural soap called "Desert Sands"). I rinse the conditioner out, wring most of the water out of my hair, and then step out of the tub.

I apply a mist of leave-in spray condtioner and let it stand while I shave (using a variety of natural shaving soaps and/or creams with a badger hair brush, a German safety razor, and a number of facial care products including an alum block, witch hazel splash, and moisturizer) and brush my teeth. I finally run a large brush (with scalp-protecting beads on the bristles and a malleable backing to allow it to shape itself to the contours of my head as I brush) through my hair until there are no more knots or tuggy spots..

On work days, I'll throw on my shirt, pull my hair back, then brush it back into a ponytail that I'll hold up with a hairtie. Otherwise I let it airdry into a gloriously fluffy, unbelievably soft, and delicious-smelling mane that encircles my entire head and neck and draws the eye of every woman I pass.


What else would we use indeed!

u/Dashing_Delight · 4 pointsr/malegrooming

On my grimey days:


-Cleanse with Oil mix (Sunflower/Neem/TeaTree)

-Wipe and wash that off with CeraVe Foaming (Just trying to finish it)

-Few drops of oil mix on damp face

-MUAC Oil free sunscreen


-Oil cleanse again, wipe off with microfiber cloth

-Paula's Choice 2% BHA Gel

-Nivea Creme


Most days I only cleanse at night, but I have been really inconsistent with my routine.

u/OrganicSprout · 4 pointsr/RedPillWives

I just ordered a bunch of stuff!

I've always had an issue with acne. Early on I developed CSP (r/compulsiveskinpicking). Of course I didn't know this until recently and am working on it with my therapist. It's a small part of a larger issue.

However, my battle recently has been with my sebaceous filaments and blackheads. So I am going to follow this. I ordered the following:

u/literal-lol · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty


I'm trying to surprise my wife for her birthday with some AB products. My only reference point is that she has sensitive to breakout oily/combination skin and has pinned some items on Pinterest.

Here's what I have so far:

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 Ounce

belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb [Korean Import]

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, 1 fl. oz.

Elizavecca 24K Gold Waterdrop 2hsam Cream Mask

Also some Stridex pads (she loves to use mine)

Is this enough to create a routine? If so what would the routine be? If not what am I missing?

Any and all help would be appreciated.

u/tobycrisis · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

Try covering the end of the pen with something edible but that tastes nasty. Used this one for my sister who wouldn't stop biting her nails - there was a special varnish you could put onto the nails - don't see why you can't put it on a pen?

edit: link

u/justgoodenough · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Ugh, nail biting is SO HARD TO STOP. I "stopped" Christmas Eve, 2014. I know this because I had to go to Urgent Care because an abscess developed in the cuticle of one of my nails because of biting and I had to get it drained. The pain was horrific and I decided never again.

I used this stuff to help stop me from biting. It tastes horrible. Like, you can't even put your hands NEAR your mouth (good by eating food with your hands!). And it lasts days. Some of the cheaper polishes need to be reapplied after every hand washing and AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT. It worked for me because that taste would remind me of my goals and I could stop myself. I only needed to use it for a few weeks (maybe a month) to get the nail biting compulsion under control enough for me to be able to stop myself using just... my brain and will power.

That being said, I still occasionally bite them when I am stressed, but I try to keep a nail file on me at all times so when I catch myself I can just file the nail down and try not to pick at it. It's such a fucking hard habit to overcome.

u/yeldarBL · 4 pointsr/peeling
u/el0rg · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

Get some of this stuff. It's like a clear nail polish that tastes awful. It will turn a sub-conscious habit into a "holy shit that's gross" moment every time you put your fingers in your mouth.

u/lady_PWNicorn · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Thayer's Witch Hazel toner ( I've been using this for a couple months and it's helped a lot with my oiliness and acne. Plus it's alcohol free so it feels great on the skin. I'm not super good with ingredients so I can't speak to whether they're all natural or not, but there's a list pictured on the site.

u/the_acid_queen · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My husband uses this immediately after shaving and swears by it. It also comes with an unscented version.

u/swimpus · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I don't personally use it, but I think a lot of people here like [Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner] (

Also, I noticed that you're using an AHA so you may want to think about adding a sunscreen to your routine since AHAs make you photosensitive :)

u/drunk_dreams · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It is perhaps buildup from the scrubs? Sometimes I notice if I'm using a scrub with oils in it, my razor will definitely get gunked up afterwards. So if I am exfoliating before shaving I try and stick to either a washcloth and some mild soap, or one of these.

I try to save the heavy duty sugar/salt scrubs to do before bed, or when I don't plan on shaving.

u/cali_gari · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Get a scrubby towel or use something like AmLactin. Cetaphil Restoraderm is also a really good body moisturizer.

u/colulu · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/mama-chari · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

What are you currently doing for your skin? Tell me about your showering routine, especially.

Here are a few things that might help you feel better/look better:

  1. Try to take cooler showers. If this means changing your typical water temp from hot to warm, it will definitely help. I'm not advocating ice cold showers, but cooler is definitely better for your skin. Especially during the winter months.

  2. Use a mild soap/body wash. You may be doing this already, but it's a good place to start. Something that isn't loaded with fragrance is really helpful. Using really harsh body wash can really strip your skin and make it irritated.

  3. Exfoliate once or twice a week. This will really help with any bumps and discoloration you may have. I personally use a salux towel loaded with a moisturizing, fragrance free body wash once or twice a week. This towel in particular is great at getting areas like your back and posterior that are hard to get thoroughly.

    You could also try chemical exfoliation on any breakouts or scarring you might have. Stridex in the red box is great for treating active breakouts (pimples, whiteheads, whatnot). For scarring or pigmentation, something with an AHA in it (Lactic or Glycolic Acid, for example) will really help. AmLactin is really excellent for this. When using an AHA, however, please apply sunscreen to any areas that your clothing doesn't cover during the day. It has been known to sensitize you to UV light.

  4. Moisturize immediately after a shower. I don't know what your skin is like, or how much moisture it might need, but this step is really helpful with keeping your skin healthy and healthy looking. It heals faster when it retains moisture, and the texture will also improve. This could be applying baby oil while you're still damp in the shower, and then toweling off. It could involve a nourishing body butter (try to avoid too much fragrance though) after you've dried off. It could even include using a really thin, light moisturizer all over after you've dried off, if that's all you need.

    With all new products, try to buy the smallest size you can and introduce things one at a time. This will keep you from wasting too much money on products you don't like, and will alert you to any allergies or sensitivities when you introduce a new product.

    Sorry this is so incredibly long. Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions!
u/murrrcat · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I highly highly highly recommend Salux body cloths!! They're from Japan and are total game changers. I've been using them for years and have no body-acne at all. I refuse to ever touch a loofah again. I've even got my boyfriend (and basically most of my family) hooked on them.

u/EarthLord · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Well, as you'll likely gather, everyone is different, but I will share what finally seems to be working for me (Has dried out my skin a bit, but has certainly cleared things up substantially):

In Shower:
Exfoliate well using this along with Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub and a greentea wash with a bit of tea tree oil mixed in [Much of this is likely over kill, but I had the stuff and I am in the process of trying to widdle down the number of products in my shower haha].
Rinse conditioner out of hair facing toward the shower so it doesn't run down your back.
Quick rinse of back with a tea tree containing soap in case some of the conditioner got on back.

After Shower:
Dry off, spray of 2% salasilic acid on back (spray is sold for this purpose, but I just put a 2% SA containing toner in a spray bottle as it was considerably cheaper.) Let Dry.
Put 10% Benzoyl Peroxide cream on trouble spots (from what I have seen here 2.5% would be fine, but again it's just what I happened to have).
Put on a clean shirt that I don't care about (the BP will bleach it) and go to bed.

On Occasion I use a masque after I shower (this one, it's cheap) on areas that still have trouble and then shower to get it all off.

Changing to a different detergent and changing bedding more frequently may have also helped.

Good Luck!

u/ihatethissm · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

dark spot corrector w hydroquinone

salux towel

dove body wash

bio oil

rose hip oil

aloe vera gel

I also use retin a 0.25 but not every night

I’ve been doing this little routine every night after a shower for like 2 weeks and I see a slight difference but i don’t know. In the day time I use
sunscreen what to do???? A girl just want to wear cute clothes this summer without all these dark spots

u/nailgirlblog · 4 pointsr/tretinoin

Be very, very, very patient. Improvements will probably not be seen until after 6 weeks. Also take it slow.

I use Cetaphil Gentle Facewash in the morning, followed by a couple of layers of Hada Labo Lotion/Toner, then a gel moisturizer, then SPF. I don't wear anything less than SPF 50.

In the PM, I use an oil cleanser, then Cetaphil, then tret. Then I use a few layers of the same Hada Labo toner before sealing in with my evening moisturizer mixed with a few drops of rosehip. I also usually apply a layer of Papaw ointment (basically fruity vaseline) which helps a lot

u/muchogusto22 · 4 pointsr/Accutane

i reccomend heading over to r/asianbeauty
a common thing glosses over in western skin care is the use of layers for moisturizing. The one and done technique works for some, but not everyone. Asian skin care focuses on layers of light hydration from different hydrating toners, essences, serums and a final heavier cream. Using serums or hydrating toners before your main moisturizer like cerave is a great option to boost moisture content in your skin.

Ingredients like Hyaluronic acid is something to look for- its a humecant that can hold 1000 times in it weight in water- as a result instead of just keeping existing moisture in your skin like many moisturizers- it brings more moisture into the skin from the lower part of the epidermis or the environment around your skin.

For you however- if you do not want to go that route- i strongly reccomend a 5% urea cream like Euricins
urea will do the best job at getting rid of those flakes and scalyness- as a it helps dissolve keratin overloads.

If you want the best of both worlds - you could combine that moisturizer with a hydrating toner or essense underneath- like this Hada Labo Lotion or this Hada Labo Gel
that could also layer nicely under your thicker moiosturizer

in asian skin care the word lotion is used instead of toner. Toners(aka lotions) in asian skin care are not like western astringent ones- they are slightly liquidy and offer a great calming boost of moisture under your main moisturizer.

Sorry for the wall of text!

Moisturizing doest just have to be one step- using layers helps alot through serums, essences and toners.

u/458steps · 4 pointsr/eczema

Sorry you're going through this :( Someone in a previous post talked about having good experience with O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream. I've used it too and it definitely burns when you first put it but within two days, my hands starts to heal.

Have you tried applying a shit ton of oil and then wearing gloves before going to bed? That helps lock in the moisture too. Good luck and I hope it gets better soon!

u/Zhozers · 4 pointsr/AskWomen

Mechanic here. Because of the constant washing and scrubbing, plus the dry winter weather, my hands get extremely dry. I've tried Gold Bond, Udderly Smooth, Corn Huskers Lotion, and a bunch of other stuff. None of that worked for me. The best product that I have found has been O'Keeffe's Working Hands. 2 tins of this stuff will pretty much last me all winter (and we have long winters in Minnesota). I use it after I get out of the shower and before I go to bed. The cracking, itching, and bleeding have all been remedied by this stuff. I highly recommend it.

u/alethalcombination · 4 pointsr/nursing

I like Okeeffes Working Hands Cream. Everyone in my office has one at their desk and my mechanic BF uses it as well. Works pretty great!

u/shadyhornet · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I swear by O'Keefe's Working hands cream twice a day. If I'm having an eczema flare, I'll put the O'Keefes on and layer Rx cortisone ointment

Seems to be a good sign that it's sold at Home Depot, you know, for working hands.

u/tgc07 · 4 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Here are my items!

Brush guards, a makeup bag, and seche vite!

u/syaami · 4 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

Just start painting your nails and you will figure out what works best for you eventually. I've compiled a list of helpful links/videos that I've found helpful for me.

Dotting Tools:

  • Cutepolish's video on how to make your own dotting tool.
  • <$2 on amazon. It might take a while to get to you if it's being shipped from China though.

    Stripping tape:

  • $1.08 on amazon.
    The trick when you use stripping tape is to make sure your polish isn't old and too goopy, otherwise it will not be so crisp.
  • And use tweezers like this or this.


  • You will get the hang of cleaning once you start practicing. If you get better at application you will have to do less cleaning. This will come with practice. I suck at doing nails with little mess. So I use acetone and a slanted brush. This might be a good set to get.
  • /u/ReneeJade 's post about cleaning up with toothpicks is very helpful too.

    Nail Polish Brands

  • This depends on how much money you want to spend. I started with Sinful Colors because no mula. But the formula is kinda bad and takes forever to dry. And Sinful Colors stain your nails really bad in my experience. Sally Hansen is pretty good for the price. I only just acquired a couple of China Glazes and Essie's. They are pretty good but I only buy it when it's less than $3. I don't have experiences with Orly, O.P.I.
  • Julep is okay in my opinion. Personally, I feel like they're not worth the price. One of my bottles just broke when I was turning the cap. And the other one (Julep Sasha) stained my nails really bad :/
  • There are nail polish programs like Julep Maven (who do a free first box with code FREEBOX) and other ones that I don't know about but head onto /r/BeautyBoxes to find out more.

    Top Coat and Base Coat

  • Orly bonder is a good base coat that I use. I don't have experiences with other ones, so I can't compare.
  • Getting a fast drying top coat is probably a good idea. I use Seche Vite but it has a really strong smell and it shrinks your polish. I'm trying to find a new one but Sally Hansen Insta Dry didn't work for me. It smudged my nail art even though it dries pretty fast. Poshe is supposed to be good but I don't have experience with it.

    Nail Strengthening

  • O.P.I. Nail envy is a lot of people's favorites but it didn't work for me personally. Just search this subreddit with "nail envy".
  • Quimica Alemana. This stuff has good reviews and I want to try it.

    Nail file

  • Use a crystal one. This one has good reviews or use an O.P.I. one. I use an O.P.I, pretty happy with it.

    Have fun painting!
u/lemon_jello · 4 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

Seche Vite is fantastic.

u/meakbot · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

[Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist] (
Loads of companies make hyaluronic acid. This one is my favourite.

u/eravas · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

> have also heard 'CeraVe Moisturizing Facial Lotion PM' might be good?

YES. It has niacinamide in it. I usually use this (lasts forever) before using CeraVe PM because of how harsh the weather has been here lately.

Just be cautious because some people are sensitive to ceteareth-20 and cetearyl alcohol, which can cause breakouts.

u/szmb · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I believe it would be this one - the Hada Labo Gokujyun (or Gokujun) lotion.

u/ZKXX · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

That image on the box doesn't look like a plain hydrocolloid bandage. They don't have that "netting" material part.

I order the 3M Nexcare ones from Korea. Nothing else works as well for me. 3M knows what they're doing.

u/carrigura · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Why not try a hydrocolloid bandage? I had one that was sitting on my cheek for the longest time and it flattened that sucker out.

You can get them at your local Walgreens/CVS (if you're in the US) or possibly Shoppers if you're in Canada. Alternatively, I use these and I can't get enough. It comes in two sizes - one that's about 1 cm and one that's about 2.5-3 cm (just guesstimating).

u/Xub543 · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Checkout this thread where another user who was tight on cash used an online derm and the $20 fee went towards the RX.

Not sure if you're limited to spending the Amazon gift card or if it could be fungible.

You may want hydrocolloid acne patches to help speed up healing the spots you have. This is one option:

Nexcare Acne Cover, Hydrocolloid Technology, Invisible, 36 count

u/ermalfaro · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

hi! warning: long post ahead, but i understand its always frustrating when you're used to your skin being one way then changing so just wanted to share what's helped me. i personally went through cystic acne hell and back.

also just wondering what face wash do you use, is it the micellar cleansing water?

anyway, here's some products that were all under $20 each, but were really effective in getting my acne under control:

number 1 recommendation is retinol. i use differin and it's made a world of difference. it's about $12 at the drugstore in the states and you don't need a prescription!

another thing that's worked for me is the oil cleansing method and just incorporating oils in my skincare (after some troubleshooting and learning more about oils). here's a good article:

another thing that's helped is making my own toner with ACV + water. super simple, but it's one of the most potent things that's worked with making my acne less inflamed and skin less oily. here's an article about that:

a clay mask once a week also does wonders for calming any redness and inflamed acne. or as spot treatment. i recommend the aztec clay mask + a bit of ACV / water:

lastly, this acne patch has magically helped suck up the puss (gross, but satisfying) and helped me pick my acne less:

overall, sounds like you're experiencing some hormonal changes (being a woman is great!) and that your skin's needing some more TLC, exfoliation, and moisture.

u/Griphmeister · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Blister bandages(hydrocolloids) or other acne patches (there are 2 kinds, tiny hydrocolloids, and little patches with acne medication on them) really help me with not picking. I use sterile lancets to gently poke a small hole in any whiteheads that I have, then I put the hydrocolloids on them and leave it on overnight or longer if I can. The hydrocolloids draw out and absorb fluid, so normally by morning they've absorbed most or all of what was in there.

For acne that isn't a whitehead I tend to use the other kind of acne patch to help keep from messing with it, the medicated acne patches are not good for absorbing fluid from whiteheads though. Also links are just for examples so you know what I'm talking about, I'm not recommending any specific product.

u/monicaeyes · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I had the same issue and added the Hada Labo Hyaluronic lotion ( ) to my routine and they’ve disappeared. Maybe your skin just needs more hydration :)

u/notevenglennclose · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You might be dehydrated. Have you tried more humectant hydrators, like a hyaluronic acid serum?

Thin one is kinda the gold standard:

u/thiswilldonicely · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hada Labo Rohto Goku-jun Hyaluronic Milky Lotion, 140ml

Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml)

I am in a similar boat to you where a lot of things left me dry and flaky and I used cerave for the longest time before realizing it was actually causing some issues. I found those two lotions which are great. They are light and you don't notice them on your face but they relieve dry feeling and visible dryness and don't break me out. Added benefit of them being cheaper than some other similar things. Also wanted to throw in some personal experience. For years I went to a derm who always made changes that would be harsh on my skin but might fight acne but being so harsh they cause my skin to be irritated and get acne. I finally had enough and stopped going after they added epiduo Forte to my routine when I complained my tretinoin prescription was too strong (it was 4 times the amount I saw anyone else on here had) and they agreed to lower it if I added that which was super strong as well and things got worse. I did end up switching to curology (although I'm in the process of weaning off of that which is actually going really well) and switching off of the harsh antibacterial bar they recommended. Now I just wash my face with a good cleanser and use a bha and aha a couple times a week (I had tried them before and found exfoliating much too harsh while doing the rest) and moisturizer and my skin is the least dry and clearest I've had in the last 8 or so years. Basically I found that less is more and to focus on using things that help my skin be healthy rather than specifically targeting acne which is often drying. Now I'm not saying to ditch your derm. I did go on Accutane, twice actually, and it did help but I think, especially while on it, to just focus on skin health stuff since Accutane will dry it out more. Obviously everyone's skin is different but I thought I'd share this in case it might be helpful to you. Good luck.

u/pachydermae · 4 pointsr/tretinoin

I used to be very inconsistent with my tret when I was first prescribed it in high school and I got okay results, when I started using it regularly (after building resistance due to using it sporadically for that first year), that's when the really good results kicked in. I second what the above comment stated and pick one day of the week that you give it a break and use it consistently the other 6 days of the week!

My tips to reduce irritation:

  • Use a good moisturizer or even two with tret each night either before or after but whichever you choose (moisturizer or tret first), let it dry first before applying the other (I love Aveeno and the Cerave PM, but a lot of people have good things to say about the Hado Labo premium lotion and the Cerave in the tub or the Neutrogena fragrance-free Hydroboost, see the popular post from today with its many comments and diverse recommendations:
  • I've recently heard that mixing tret with a niacinamide serum helps with irritation like the one from The Ordinary
  • Be RELIGIOUS about sunscreen every freaking day no matter the weather to reduce irritation
  • I use a hydrating toner (this one: after using a cleanser just to calm and prep my skin, I wait to let it dry and then put on my tret. I don't know if this actually does anything since I feel like it's a placebo but whatever, it doesn't hurt
u/zoborz · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Tbh I don't think it's the percentage of hyaluronic acid that makes the Gokujyun lotion so great, but the molecular weight of it. The lotion uses a low molecular weight of HA which is more bioavailable, i.e. it will sink deeper into your skin rather than just sitting on top. The Gokujyun lotion actually uses 5 different types of HA with different molecular weights which, in theory, can hang onto moisture in varying levels of your skin. HA is also only effective in skincare products up to a certain concentration, so trying to maximize the amount of HA you get per dollar spent is probably going to be a waste of time at a certain point.

As far as cost is concerned, I got mine on Amazon for about $10. I'm really pleased with it so far and don't think I am missing out on any HA goodness because it's only $10.

u/imurkt · 4 pointsr/RandomActsOfAB

I use a layering method and start with The Body Shop Tea Tree toner personally, non AB product that I found myself going back to again and again while I ventured through finding my routine. Tea tree oil is one of my favorite ingredients that helps keep my skin feeling fresh and aid in any hormonal breakout. I follow it up with Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist. A cult fave for AB is Klairs Supple Toner, Kikumasamune sake high moist lotion, and Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid.

Word from the old and practiced though? BUY SAMPLES before you spring for a full sized. u/gothickornchic sells a plethora of decants to sample before you commit to a full sized. It takes 2-3 weeks to see if your skin is going to respond well to a product, and it's awful to buy a full sized and find out that it's a dud, or worse, breaks you out.

It's super fun to buy new stuff but it eventually bites you in the ass. I used to just slather stuff on my face and wish myself luck. It back fired horribly on me back in May and I'm JUST now coming around to clear skin again. Now I test half my face for a week for a break out then another week to really see results.

u/SuperDumbDumb · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

Hi Wicked_Edge,

I am new to this whole world of shaving, and I'm looking to shy away from my cartridge Gillette.

I wish to transition away because:

  1. 16pack of cartridges cost about 50 after taxes of costco that maybe would last 6-8 months.
  2. it looks cool and its different...
  3. I find my mustache always has a "shadow" left over, I feel the stubble left over is too thick and I wish to even get a closer shave so I feel razors would be my friend here.

    So, doing some research I found three razors:

    Maggards m1,m7,m9,m11 -


    Merkurs -


    Weishi -

    I'm not looking to spend crazy amounts of money, and the only areas I shave would be my mustache and parts of my facial hair and the facial hair that's on my neck. I style the rest of beard with an electric shaver to so that way I don't look ten years old.. :D

    W/ that being said, would the Weishi be the best deal then? I've read that some people found it to be crappy or not cut close enough, and recommended the merkurs and maggards? Would the extra money be worth it? Razors are cheaper, but again, dont wanna spend like 100s on a handle...kinda want something to get the job done and last me a good while.

    Is it a requirement to buy shaving soaps, etc or can I just use canned shaving cream?

    Thanks for reading!

u/e36 · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

Different people use different razors and blades. I've got a Merkur 180 and a Gillette Super Speed, and Astra blades.

u/Madmikeyb83 · 4 pointsr/ecr_eu

I asked a similar question recently. Some of the info I received was:

Wire - (26g Kanthal seems to be the best place to start)

Cotton -

I think RDA wise (particularly on a budget) I'd heade to and look at some velocity clones or something like the Wotofo Sapor or freakshow. They seem to be relatively well liked - and cheap!

The wiki that /u/Dumbgecko mentions above is invaluable - lots and lots and lots of very, very, very useful information.

u/these-points-of-data · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence (specifically the 2015 version)! It is a Japanese sunscreen, but it's available on Amazon Prime. It's a fantastic sunscreen that dries very matte with no greasy feel and no white cast. It does have alcohol in it, although I have very dry skin and still have had zero problems with it. A definite holy grail for me =)

I also liked EltaMD UV Clear, but it's much pricier, pills a ton, and in general doesn't feel as nice on my skin. The niacinamide is great though.

Edit: Will add though that the Biore is meant for daily non-sports use. So if you're planning on using this for physical activity, it probably won't be the best choice. The same company also sells versions of that sunscreen that's more sweat/water resistant that I've heard good things about (this and this) , but I've never actually used any of them. I have heard that these tend to be a bit more drying than the Watery Essence though.

u/iamsms · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89

Brush: Fendrihan Synthetic

Shaving Cream: Speick (currently overpriced)

Or if you want to go for a Shaving Soap:

Shaving Soap: PdP 63


B&M Latha Oceana

AfterShave: Nivea Sensitive Cooling (or get one from local drugstore, walmart etc (non cooling version))

Blades: Get this from

But if I were you:

I would get: the DE89 razor from Amazon, a 22mm synthetic brush from Maggard Razors, B&M Seville Shave soap/Speick Shave Cream from Maggard Razors, Blade Sampler from tryablade, and nivea aftershave balm sensitive from Local stores

u/Kalima · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

i own this one and bought the long handle version for my groomsmen. I completely recommend it. I have had mine for 4 years with no issues.

u/nealt900 · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

The gear is this:

Edwin Jagger De89l

Van Der Hagen Men's Luxury, Shave Set

Later tonight will be my first DE experience, wish me luck!

u/boostdd · 4 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

I always recommend newbies start off with a Edwin Jagger DE89L. It's inexpensive, effective and a easy razor to use. It makes for a great starter razor.

EDIT: Nevermind. I reread your post and seen he's an "avid wet shaver". In your budget, perhaps a Merkur 39C Slant

u/Jlocke98 · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge
u/Strideo · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

I know that Edwin Jagger is much nicer but if anyone wants to dip their toes in the water on the cheap I found this little razor for under $7 to be quite good for beginners. It was the first DE I used and it's nice enough that it makes a good travel razor.

u/road_tripper · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

You're getting a lot of advice in this thread from adjustable users who mean well, but have obviously never used a Futur. The Futur is quite simply one of the most aggressive razors... period.

Even on the 1 setting, the distance between the blade and guard is greater than almost any DE I can think of. Don't even consider taking it past the 2 setting unless you've been shaving for years. Also the technique for using the Futur is completely different than a normal DE. Because of the weight and heft, you need to apply almost zero pressure and let the razor do all of the work.

Honestly, you should put down the Futur and buy this for $2.50 You'll get a better, safer, more enjoyable shave while you learn technique. After awhile you can come back to Futur with real understanding of how aggressive it is and whether or not that is the kind of shaving experience you want.

u/kerbuffel · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

>I still use disposables

> haven't been able to convince my wife to budget the initial expense for a DE kit

A pack of disposables is like, what, 8 bucks? You can get this for four and then thirty blades for $10 which is actually kind of expensive but you're just getting started.

So for the cost of two packs of disposables you have a starter kit of 30-60 shaves. You can keep using your normal cream for now, but eventually you can switch over to better stuff.

Then, once you get a hang of it you can ask for fancier razors or brushes for Christmas/Birthdays/etc.

And your wife will give you bonus points for saving money! Everybody wins.

u/tt-asha · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I think you are confusing the terms hydrocolloid and occlusive. Petroleum jelly is an occlusive, which is explained in "Classes of moisturizers" in the side bar, while hydrocolloids are a completely different thing. Hydrocolloids are bandages that absorb wound exudate, or in other words the icky stuff that comes from a wound like the pus from a pimple. You can buy fancy ones like these that are already in a circle shape or most drug stores will carry hydrocolloid bandages like this that you can cut into smaller sizes. I'm suffering from a bout of hormonal chin acne too and I find that hydrocolloids stop me from touching my chin as well. I don't find my chin acne to be "itchy" though since mine just feel sore and painful. Do you think the itchiness is from dryness?

u/twosoon22 · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

I think the selections are great but, do have a few suggestions.
You may want to avoid an adjustable razor to start with. If you think you'll want one down the road don't want to have two DEs in your arsenal, then by all means get it now. But a lot of beginners blame their bad shaves on not being able to find the "right setting" on their adjustable. I like the EJ89 as a good starter. But if you do go with the Progress, don't play with the settings, play with your technique.

I also think you should get a blade sampler with a little more variety (read includes astras). This is a pretty good one, but I think the bigger the better.

Good Luck, and congrats on deciding to change your shave.

u/topknot1975 · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Here's my assessment and suggestions - you're basically OD'ing on oils. My guess is to combat dryness? But using lots of oils won't = hydration. It can caused congested skin.

Current routine AM - Potential Issues:
--Kiehl's ultra face cleanser = basic creamy cleanser. In theory, based on what I've researched, this should be fine for you to use. I believe it has has a pH of 5.5 (acidic) and looking at the first five ingredients, nothing offensive jumps out at me (I think a poster here said it was drying and had a high pH but that's not what I found on here). The marketing touts apricot and avocado oils which could be acne-causing but those are way down the ingredient list (apricot and avocado oil are high in "oleic" acid which acne-prone skin should stay clear from). I don't think this cleanser is anything special though so if it were me, I'd save my $ and put it towards effective actives (see below).

--lush scrub "Let the good times roll on" = corn, glycerin, corn oil. I’d stop using this manual scrub b/c it's full of corn oil and there more effective exfoliators out there, which is what you need right now to. Corn oil is moderate on the acne-causing scale. Too harsh, too much fragrance and there are more effective exfoliants out there.
--kiehl's reviving concentrate = oils. I’d stop using this b/c again, it's more oil.
--la roche posay tinted sunscreen = titanium dioxide, silicone, chemical sunscreens. Fine to use. Shouldn’t cause you issues.

Current Routine PM - Potential Issues = Oil OD!:
--Kiehl's cleansing oil = oils. I'd stop using this b/c I don’t think you need to double cleanse since you don't wear a lot of makeup. Double cleansing is helpful if you need to break down a lot makeup since cosmetics are primarily silicone/oil-based, oil breaks down oil. Just use a makeup remover where you where makeup.

--Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate = a ton of oils. Some are good, some are iffy.
Too many in there. Definitely stop using this until you figure out what product is causing the comedones.

--Kiehl's ultra cream = emollient. Fine to use. It’s a great basic moisturizer.

--Paula's choice 2% BHA liquid = BHA. Definitely keep using this to keep your pore lining clean. This is an effective BHA. Won’t fix currently acne but will help prevent future.


Suggested AM Routine + Products:
--Cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser - $11. Save some $ and try this tried and true cleanser that I recommend to everyone. It's creamy, non-drying and has a pH of 5.5 pH. Any skin type can us it and you can find it anywhere.

--Active: BHA: Keep using the PC BHA.

--Moisturizer: Kiehl's ultra cream. Fine to keep using. If you want a cheaper alternative, [CeraVe Facial Moisturizer PM - $10] ( You can use this day or night - ignore the PM marketing. This has a thinner consistency b/c it’s a lotion. If you like a thicker cream consistency, try [CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - $12] ( in the tub (fine for face and body).


Suggested PM Routine + Products:
--Cleanser: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
--Actives: BHA then AHA: 1. BHA: Paula's choice 2% BHA then 2. AHA: [Mizon AHA 8% Peeling Serum - $19] (
AHA can better penetrate your skin more effectively after a BHA is applied (AHA isn’t oil-soluble). They work synergistically together. Lots of folks will use an AHA immediately washing their face particularly in their oily T-zone and not see results. AHAs are non oil-soluble so they're not going to get results! Ideally, wait 15-20 min. between applications but no one has time for that!
--Moisturizer: Kiehl's ultra cream or CeraVe Facial Moisturizer PM.

u/gigantic_trex · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Is the redness just general redness in your skin, or is it redness leftover by acne? Either way:

I would start by finding a new cleanser, both AM and PM. Scrubs are very harsh and bar soaps are stripping and typically not the right pH for skin. Both off these things can compromise your skin barrier and make it look and feel worse, as well as inhibit it's ability to protect itself and heal. Your skin is your largest organ, don't think of it as something that needs to be dried out and stripped, it needs to be hydrated, moisturized, and healthy. I think this could definitely be contributing to your redness, at least in part. The most popular recommendations are listed in the holy grail cleanser thread, but CeraVe Hydrating, Neutrogena Hydrating, or Vanicream are good places to start.

I couldn't find your moisturizer, so I've got nothing in it specifically, but yet again, there's a holy grail thread for that. If you're concerned about redness, you could look for one that contains niacinamide, which helps a lot in reducing redness. CeraVe PM is a good drugstore moisturizer that contains ceramides, hylauronic acid, and niacinamide, all of which are very good for your skin.

The last thing you need for a good basic routine (and before you should start adding anything heavy duty like chemical exfoliation) is a good sunscreen. Wearing this everyday will help a lot with your redness. Oh look, a holy grail thread for that too!

Since you're relatively new at this, don't forget to patch test new products. And wait at least a week or two before adding the next new product. This can be time consuming but it makes it much easier if you start to break out to pinpoint which product is causing it.

Sorry, I realize this is very long, but getting a solid basic routine of cleanse, moisturize, and SPF is the most important and beneficial thing you can do. If you're getting into skincare and adding lots of things, you really need a baseline to fall back on if you need to. I'm glad you posted! Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions, this subreddit is very helpful and only wants you to succeed!

Edit: I totally neglected to mention the side bar in this sub. Not sure If you've checked it out yet, but it is full of fantastic information that is very helpful.

u/Thekid500 · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I am looking for a new routine. I have ACNE prone skin and OILY skin. I am going to get CeraVe Foaming Wash and someone recommended to use the CeraVe pm moisturizer which is this
But what about a moisturizer for the day? The CeraVe Moisturizer for the day has spf15 and I feel like that's too weak so is it ok to apply a stronger moisturizer after it such as the Eltamd UV Clear spf 46 or is there a better sunscreen that isn't oily and has spf as high as that? And I have acne prone skin so I was thinking of getting Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne Treatment Cream, 30gm since it has good reviews and it's a natural. And lastly I was planning to get Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads. Thank you for reading and for your time.

u/Silverlight42 · 4 pointsr/answers

DE is short for double edged, the style of safety razor I recommended.

like this one

u/Romulan_Fale · 4 pointsr/wicked_edge

What you're ordering looks good. There's nothing wrong with your razor but I personally think this one is better. That model is being replaced with newer ones(same shaving head but different handle) that cost like $12 more so the old one at this price is a good deal. As for blades get a sampler pack. Everybody's face is different and what I like you may not and vice a versa.

u/01122014 · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I'll try and see if I can purchase from Italian Barber but I'd like to get as much stuff from Amazon if possible, otherwise I'll look to local malls etc. for the soap.

Out of these three (Edwin Jagger De89bl, Parker 26C, Parker 24c) what would you recommend for someone that'd like a really, really close shave but with sensitive skin?

I actually saw some of the horse-hair brushes but they're a little on the pricier side for my liking, which is why I was looking at synthetic brushes. Are there any you could recommend at ~$20 CAD? I know I'm asking for a lot so bear with me.

Thanks a lot :)

u/chriskingbc · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

If you HAVE to buy from, the Parker 24C and the Edwin Jagger DE89 are available as /u/ketchuegrast mentioned. I'll put the links at the end of this post.

Italian Barber is in Canada and has some awesome choices for brushes, razors, and soaps, but they charge in US dollars. The products are for sure shipped from Canada however.

The Badger Shaving Co is based in Vancouver and payment is in Canadian dollars. I would say if your mom is hesitant, that could be your best chance to convince her to buy from a smaller merchant with better products. They have the Sterling synthetic brushes, a wide selection of artisan soaps, and some really good starter kits that include razors.

Mens Essentials is in Canada and payment is in Canadian dollars too... and they have a store if you live in that area, but it's a big country, so I'm guessing that's not going to be an option. ;)

If she still says Amazon or nothing you can always get your razor from Amazon and then pick up some Proraso soap from a Shopper's Drug Mart. Most malls also have House of Knives, and they sell Taylor of Old Bond St shaving cream for a good price. That might be easier for you to learn to lather with hard water too.

Feel free to PM me if your mom wants to email me about Badger Shaving and I'd be happy to answer any questions. A guy named Travis owns the company and he is awesome, so he would of course answer any questions as well.

Here are links to what I would say are the 2 best starter razors on

u/nugget_pouch · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Nothing wrong with those choices at all. Here is my 2 cents for some harware, and my suggestion would be to just try as many blades as possible to start with.

Razor, Brush, Cream

u/SophisticatedMonkey · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

It won't be any savings over my initial choice, however this is in stock, and it appears the only difference from what you linked is in the handle, which I could certainly live with. *Edit: That is also out of stock, with no eta

Especially given that the Mr Glo is out of stock, it looks like I will be following your recommendations with the Proraso. Please don't take that as the only reason.

I'm certainly going to take everyone's advice about the sampler pack though (the one you selected seems to hit all the brands and versions people have been raving about on here)

Thank you very much for your reply.

u/MisterCylert · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge


If you are fortunate enough to have a significant other who indulges you in your enjoyment of wet shaving, you may be greeted on cake day with an upgrade or two. I was fortunate enough to be the receiver of a new Dovo Silver Steel SE razor and strop set from Straight Razor Designs. I'm only 3 shaves into the SE routine, and it's definitely taking some getting used to.

Anyhow, here's my current gear going clockwise, starting at the top left:

  • I lied. Let's start with the shelf. It's an Ikea Sävern

  • Arko Shave Stick - Smells a bit like Ivory soap with a hint of citronella. The rich lather this thing creates after you wipe it around your face is astonishing.

  • Desert Essence Jojoba Oil - A few drops as a pre-shave between washing my face and applying the lather seems to soften up the rough stubble.

  • Custom brush from Redditor AceByTerror. I can't say enough good things about this guy. I was initially interested in a brush from WhippedDog, but I couldn't find a handle to get me to make the jump. I stumbled across Ace's listing of brush handles for sale and was blown away by his craftsmanship. I contacted him and let him know I was having a hard time choosing between two of his amazing pieces, and settled on one. He had good things to say about knots from The Golden Nib, so I trusted his judgment and he glued the knot in, let it set, and shipped it shortly after. What I didn't anticipate was that he threw in the other handle I was interested in... YES, HE GAVE ME THE OTHER HANDLE, as a token of appreciation for being his first Reddit customer!!! I may as well die now because I don't expect that I'll ever have an experience with another vendor that will come close to being this unexpectedly awesome. Oh, and the brush... It's beautiful and functions as well as its form, as it whipped up a frothy lather that was a joy to shave with when I broke it in today. If you're interested in a custom brush handle, definitely check out his wares.

  • Copper shaving cup from The Best Shave - This thing seemed like a bargain at $5.60; however, it's lightweight and pretty thin, and does feel cheaper than it looks. The Best Shave is located in Turkey, so if you order from them and you happen to live in the US, expect your package to sit in customs for 3-4 weeks. I ordered a few blades, Arko, and an alum block from them along with this bowl. They shipped my order quickly, but US customs sat on it for a long time.

  • Edwin Jagger De89lbl DE ordered from Amazon. Actually, the threads on the first one I had broke, and EJ sent me a free replacement along with some samples. Amazing customer service! The razor consistently delivers a smooth, irritation-free shave. My current blades of choice are the Astra Superior Platinums in the green box. These are a steal at $.10 a blade, and I've been getting 4 shaves out of them.

  • Dovo Silver Steel from Straight Razor Designs - Beautiful. I wasn't ready to have something this nice. I've given myself a few nicks, but I'm only 3 days in, so I guess it's to be expected. I'm alternating between this and the DE as my skin adjusts.

    Bottom shelf from right to left.

  • Hair product and brush... next.

  • bareVitamins skin rev-er upper - Ok, so it's marketed to the lady types. Laugh all you want, but my skin seems to agree with this stuff. It's a lightweight moisturizer with vitamins for healthy, even skin and acids to exfoliate. I use a pump of this stuff after applying aftershave.

  • Royall Bay Rhum - An aftershave that is very heavy on the cloves. Provides a nice warm tingle like a heat lamp hovering around my face all morning. The smell starts a bit strong, but dissipates quickly.

  • Repurposed antique witch hazel bottle with the original label. I dumped out the contents that must've been several decades old, and filled it with Thayers Witch Hazel.

  • Ashtray filled with alum rocks from an Asian market. I got a whole bag of these things for a couple bucks. They seem to do the job!

  • Bonus handle from AceByTerror. I'll probably buy a badger knot from WhippedDog to use in this handle. Speaking of, Ace's generosity inspired me, so I've been mulling over ways to return the favor to /r/wicked_edge. I'll post a follow up when the time comes.
u/The_Weekend · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge
u/TheGrue · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I did pretty much the same. I got an Edwin Jagger De89lbl instead of the Merkur, a different scent of Conk's shaving soap (bay rum), the exact same brush, and a different razor sampler (but most of the same blades). Pretty much the same as Rex points out above.

I can recommend the Edwin Jagger, it seems to be friendly enough (no real damage yet), while still working very well. Rex's razor selection is also ridiculously popular. I don't think you could go wrong with either.

I will be trying a different shaving soap soon, first because there's so much variety, and also because I've heard that soaps including clays cause a smoother 'float' to the blade. That said, I've been going with Conks for a couple weeks now, and I like it.

u/christina-rae · 3 pointsr/Rosacea

I was just diagnosed myself -- July 2017, so I'm trying to figure things out too. The way your rosacea presents itself sounds like mine.

I'm currently taking brand Oracea, but I used to take the generic Doxycycline IR-DR. I changed health insurances and the one I have now doesn't cover the generic. Weird, right? Anyway, I also apply Metronidazole Gel 0.75%. It took almost a month to clear my face. Even my acne was gone.

Triggers vary from person to person. If you can identify them, then you can avoid them or take the necessary steps to manage your symptoms. For example, you can't avoid the sun unless you want to be holed up in a windowless room for the rest of your life. So apply some sunscreen! I'll get more into that later.

Establish a skincare regimen for yourself. It doesn't have to be fancy or long and extensive. Just cover the basics. If you can't get yourself to follow it daily, then it's no good. I've read that niacinamide is great for rosacea as it alleviates the symptoms amongst other benefits. The products I use containing niacinamide are Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum, and Cerave PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion (which I use in the morning too, not just at night).

If you're not using a sunscreen already, what are you waiting for?! Even before I was diagnosed with rosacea, I was already applying sunscreen to my face as the last step of my morning skincare regimen prior to applying makeup. I use Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45/PA+++ or Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF 50+/PA+++. Both are Korean brand sunscreens. The Missha one has witch hazel extracts which can be a trigger. It doesn't affect me though. The Innisfree one has niacinamide. Definitely check out /r/AsianBeauty/ and /r/SkincareAddiction/ for more recommendations.

For some people, spicy food is a trigger and should be avoided. I am one of those people. Story time! (You can stop here if you don't want to read my story. :P) I don't really like spicy food, so I usually avoid it anyway. Well, last week, I bought 8 pc. fried chicken from the grocery store. I thought I had dinner covered for the night and leftovers to eat over the course of the week. It turns out the guy gave me spicy fried chicken. I didn't want to go back to the grocery store nor did I want to throw it away, so I sucked it up and ate the fried chicken anyway. The following morning, I woke up to dry, red, irritated skin on my face. I attributed it to the cold weather and decided to bust out some heavier moisturizers. It wasn't until the next time I ate the fried chicken that I remembered spicy food can trigger rosacea flare-ups. I didn't want to waste the fried chicken, so I finished it. My skin was angry with me, but it's starting to subside now.

u/minax128 · 3 pointsr/brownbeauty

Hi, I know you haven't asked for other recs, but do you use sunscreen? SPF would help a ton with both reducing and eliminating your dark spots, plus adding extra protection for your skin.

Assuming that you want to eliminate dull skin and dark spots, sunscreen and chemical exfoliation are the best options, but I'll stick to what you've asked for now :)

As for moisturisers, there are hundreds, if not throusands, of options, so more info would be great! e.g., do you like thick moisturisers, gel types, thin lotions? There are products with added ingredients that can help with dark spots and be hydrating at the same time, e.g. Cerave PM Facial lotion, a gel-type moisturiser, which has niacinamide. You can also get moisturisers that just do that one thing, e.g. Nivea Creme, Clinique DDML, etc.

More info would be great!

u/natterrific · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You're right, there are lots of options! Here is a guide to the different lotions and moisturizers.

I personally like the pm lotion. I use it in the am and pm. It has ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. Here's a link to it on amazon

For a cleanser, I personally use the hydrating one because I generally find foaming cleansers too drying. But some people prefer the foaming. You can look at reviews to help make your decision

Also, be sure to pay close attention to your skin when you start using them. Cerave is probably the most popular brand on this sub, but there are still a lot of people whom have skin that don't agree with it. If your skin does have adverse reactions, it will probably be due to the fatty alcohols or niacinamide. It's a great product but some people are sensitive to those ingredients

u/wutwutchickenbuttwut · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ah I made a post but perhaps it is better to just comment here instead

I'm a guy in his mid 20s and my current routine is REALLY simple but has some problems and I would also like to expand it a bit...

Current routine:

AM - Wash face, Apply lotion, Put on tinted sunblock (need it cus of darker skin)

PM - Same as AM sans the sunblock and using St Ives exfloiating pad (AHA) before applying lotion.

So off the bat there are two problems with my routine. First is that there are days when I go to the gym mid-day which requires a shower. Problem with this is that I must wash my face 3 times on certain days (how else would I remove the sunblock?). Second is that I shave using a double-edge razor which actually serves to exfoliate the parts of my face that I shave so what ends up happening is that my entire face is not being exfoliated equally (my cheek look so much better than my forehead), I have no idea how I would go about solving this... It should be noted that I do not use the St Ives pads on night when I shave (I shave every other day).

I want to change my routine to account for these two issues while also expanding it a bit to lessen stuff like wrinkles and dark spots (my complexion sucks, esp my forehead).

I was looking at some products and found some that looks promising? interesting? but honestly, I'm not too experienced in this area...

For the eyes

For the wrinkles

Possible regular moisturizers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

You can see that I prefer gel moisturizers because I don't like that feeling of putting on lotion and my face being sticky even after like an hour (Aveeno does this).

Face wash - my current face wash isn't sustainable (kinda niche) and it doesn't wash away my sunblock all that well either... I had the same problem with SCA's favorite Cerave hydrating cleanser.

I can't say I've noticed real improvement from using St Ives's pads? Not sure if I want to try anything stronger though because I am bad with sunblock reapplication.

Even the sunblock is not the best because it has such a strong flowery smell. But I need a lightly tinted one to not look like a ghost... Hmm maybe this one?

u/Kc1319310 · 3 pointsr/Accutane

What do you mean by "steam pretty often"? Just want to make sure that isn't an auto correct typo, but if it isn't, you really shouldn't be steaming your face. Hot water exacerbates redness in the face because it dilates blood vessels underneath the skin.

While you are on Accutane, you will want to stick with gentle but effective whitening ingredients such as niacinamide and licorice root, and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as snail mucin and green tea.

Here are a few products that I am currently using that contain these ingredients and work well:

Cerave PM - contains a high percentage of niacinamide and is relatively inexpensive. Also contains a variety of ceramides which help maintain a healthy lipid barrier, which often becomes compromised when using topical and oral retinoids.
CosRX Snail 96 Mucin Power EssenceContains 96% snail mucin. This is incredibly calming and adds a bonus layer of moisture, something we definitely all need on Accutane.
Holy Snails Snowbang Essence This stuff is expensive, but worth every penny in my opinion. Of everything I use, this definitely has the most dramatic effect on my redness and irritation. It has niacinamide, green tea extract, ceramides, licorice root, and hydrolyzed oat extract.

Once you are have been finished with Accutane for a few months (you will want to get confirmation from your derm as to how long they recommend) you can start incorporating products like Vitamin C and topical retinoids which are highly effective, but far too irritating to use in conjunction with Accutane.

u/Breezysideover · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Always wear sunscreen. A glycolic acid or mandelic acid peel should help. Then follow up with a treatment, such as Vitamin C or products with niacinamide. Check out the Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) link on the sidebar for additional product recommendations.

u/Betulaceae · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

For flaking skin, I love to read /u/Sharkus_Reincarnus 's blog posts. She is on tretinoin too and talks a lot about hydrating skincare products. Here is her routine specifically for tretinoin, and another post about tretinoin skincare.

For me, I have heard great things about rosehip oil added into nighttime creams to boost moisturization(I made this word up). I use it sometimes but sometimes I think it is TOO heavy but YMMV.

I do think AHA is better for surface exfoliation, and is usually the best product for CC's. Especially good for a tretinoin face to consider yourself dry-skinned anyway.

For PIH, introducing more products with niacinamide would be great for skin, and hydrating! I use the Scinic AIO Honey Ampoule and Cerave PM, both are economical products that contain niacinamide at the same time!

Ooo and as for Hada Labo I use their Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion and like it a lot! I use it a hydrating toner after doing all my actives. I (like to) think it plumps my skin up and makes product absorption easier in the rest of my rotuine

u/mon0zuki · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I would think it should help with dry skin post-shower - it feels pretty moisturizing. If you're using it at the end of the day though, you might want to find a face cream that is more night-oriented (since you won't need the SPF). This lovely subreddit has turned me on to CeraVe, and I've been using their PM moisturizer ( for a few days now and am so far pretty happy with it! (:

u/Klabrd · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

An excellent moisturizer with excellent ingredients that won't break the bank is [Cerave PM] (

Heres a good routine to start in the AM:

  • Cleanse with a gentle cleanser, doesn't need to be fancy– I use one from Trader Joes.
  • Apply BHA or AHA exfoliator – do a little research on this to figure out which will address your specific skin best. (You could also wait to incorporate this step into your routine until you have found a good cleansing and moisturizing rhythm)
  • Apply Anti-Oxidant serum (optional - but good for anti-aging)
  • Apply Moisturizer
  • Apply SPF 30 or higher (some people will get a moisturizer with SPF already in it to combine steps, personally I keep them separate because it creates a better barrier for your skin and I have had milia form from using a combination sunscreen moisturizer.)


  • Get all the makeup off your face! Use wipes, makeup remover on cotton pads, etc. – whatever works for you, just get it all off.
  • Cleanse with same gentle AM cleanser.
  • Apply exfoliator.
  • Apply optional serum.
  • Apply moisturizer.

    Happy to answer any specific questions :) Good luck!
u/ceddya · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


AM/PM toner:

AM treatment:

AM moisturizer:

PM moisturizer: or if your dry skin needs something thicker -

PM treatment:

They're not all from Amazon, but they're all located within the UK so shipping charges should be minimal. I would also recommend waiting for a promotion (either free shipping or % based discount) from Paula's Choice before purchasing the toner.

u/aquajack6 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Looks like it's just out of stock edit: nevermind this is the lightweight version. I'm having a hard time finding it on Amazon too. The one I found was $34, I bet they're just low on stock right now.

It's also available from dermstore. I'm sure your friend could find it from a CVS, Walgreens, or Target too.

u/Squirrelled · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I also have sensitive skin and found double edge safety razors to be fantastic. I've been using them for a few years now and I will never go back. After getting lots of burning and ingrowns in my pits, I found this article and decided to give it a go.

The razor I bought is an Edwin Jagger and I buy whatever blades I find in my local grocery store. I'm sure if I used higher rated blades, I'd get an even smoother shave but I'm lazy and these work fine.

Now I can shave my pits every day if I wanted to and I rarely get any ingrown hairs, burning or irritation. That was nearly unheard of before. As per my legs, my legs are still extremely sensitive so I use an electric shaver on them. There is a bit of a learning curve (especially for legs) but the article I linked above explains it well.

Also, it might be helpful for you to use something that lathers well so you can rely on that instead of whatever barrier the razor itself has. Good luck to you!

u/livinginahologram · 3 pointsr/france

Absolument ! Je n'ai jamais retourné à l'arrière après avoir acheté ma Edwin Jagger et des lames Japonaises Feather! Quel bonheur !

Pour les curieux :

Si vous êtes intéressé, je vous recommande d'essayer d'abord un pack d'échantillons de lames comme celui-ci :

Moi j'ai une barbe forte j'aime bien les lames Feather ou Shark, il faut essayer pour trouver quelle va mieux avec votre barbe et rasoir!

u/wicked_VD · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Below are my suggestions to get you looking around and thinking of options.

Awesome kit - Total: $148.00

Weber DLC razor with Bulldog handle - $70.00


Weber ARC razor - $65.00

Vie-Long Zurito Horsehair Brush - $32.00

Garry's Sample Shop - $20.00 for various soaps, creams and aftershaves.

Blade Sampler - $26.00

Great kit - Total: $113.00

Edwin Jagger DE89 Razor - $35.00

Vie-Long Zurito Horsehair Brush - $32.00

Garry's Sample Shop - $20.00 for various soaps, creams and aftershaves.

Blade Sampler - $26.00

Decent kit - Total**: $89.00

Merkur 180 Razor - $32.00

Omega Pro 49 Boar Brush - $10.00


Omega Pro 48 Boar Brush - $13.00

Garry's Sample Shop - $20.00 for various soaps, creams and aftershaves.

Blade Sampler - $26.00

u/ranalicious · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

My fiance uses a double-edged safety razor (the old-fashioned style) and I have found that it is the best shave I have ever had. I had to relearn how to shave at first, because I was used to pressing down hard with my old Venus because I was lazy about buying replacement heads (and they are expensive!). Just let the weight of the razor drag across your skin and don't apply any extra pressure (it's metal and pretty solid). You can buy a safety razor for about $30 on Amazon and replacement razor blades are maybe $0.50 each, so overall the savings will add up. Plus, close shave! I haven't purchased my own yet but this one has really good reviews amazon link

edit to add: I also love using Sliquid brand shaving creme (honeydew cucumber scent is delicious!). Their lube is also awesome.

u/Scleropages · 3 pointsr/GripTraining

Get some 320 grit sandpaper and sand those babies down. Be conservative at first since you can't put skin back on after you take it off. Keep your hands moisturized with a hand care product like Working Hands.

u/Suwon · 3 pointsr/korea

My skin is really sensitive to dry weather too. I lather Cetaphil cream on my face at night and use a smaller amount during the day. I doubt they sell this in Korea, but O'Keeffe's Working Hands is by far the best hand cream I've ever used. Nothing else comes close.

u/Junkbot · 3 pointsr/chicago

Have you tried regular Eucerin? That stuff is like lotion+. O'Keeffe's Working Hand Cream is like chapstick for your hands.

u/foofieloofie · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I also have chronically dry hands and it gets painful and itchy in the winter. O'Keefe's hand salve is amazing - I've gone through several of them already.

u/PandaPancake2068 · 3 pointsr/nfl

Tried Working Hands?

O'Keeffe's K0350002 Working Hands Hand Cream, 3.4 oz, Jar

u/gooberfaced · 3 pointsr/Fitness

O'Keefe's Working Hands will fix you right up.

u/PatPetPitPotPut · 3 pointsr/firstworldproblems

This stuff is amazing for that.

I started using it specifically for this reason. It dries in a few seconds, and feels like you just put baby powder on.

Uh, for the record, not good for extracurricular activities due to this.

u/Shadow703793 · 3 pointsr/Android

Try this: After a few minutes it's not oily like other hand lotions and such.

u/Ionnoyou · 3 pointsr/pics

Buy it here.

u/unlodgical · 3 pointsr/RandomActsOfPolish

Oh! I've been drooling over that color forever. Good choice! ;) Are you a big red fan?

If you have patience, Amazon is seriously a steal for building an arsenal! And if the answer to the patience question is yes... may I suggest...

u/slowfa11 · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Oh yes, ma'am! It is a gift from the gods. This one is my favorite. I also like the Sally Hansen one, but as I got towards the bottom of the bottle it started to get slightly goopy.

u/bubblegumtrees · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Thank you /u/androidchrist for being our savior/moderator.

  2. These makeup squidgers

  3. Seche Vite is something you need, don't lie to yourself

  4. Go Mom Go!
u/pope_hat · 3 pointsr/financialindependence

I can relate to both of these, but I'm the opposite! I quit biting my nails last summer after ~20 years, but I drink a Coke a day at work and that needs to stop.

For the nail thing, what finally did it for me was learning to paint them myself (shoutout to /r/redditlaqueristas) and making every Tuesday manicure night. I don't bite them if they're painted, especially with one of those magical quick-dry topcoats that's like a thick, shiny layer of shellac.

u/Sinamun · 3 pointsr/RandomActsOfPolish

Seche Vite is on sale right now for 3.99 a bottle with free shipping :)

Here is a link to it.

u/dinosaurnoises · 3 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

Okay, I'm gonna go a different direction than most comments already. I started with Out the Door but it smears any artwork for me. I switched to Seche Vite and haven't looked back. Seche Vite is 4 dollars right now on Amazon. (Cheap! CHEAP!) I have a mani on right now that has lasted 5 days and counting. It's magic. It dries within minutes. If you get her that one, make sure she does a little research on how to best apply it; there's a trick to getting it to set right.

Second, You don't have to leave Walmart or the drugstore to get decent polish. Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy is rocking my socks right now, and it's 5$ a bottle at Target here in California. Its a thick polish, and the color is incredibly deep after 2 thinly painted coats. I would also suggest going to a Kohl's/Marshalls/TJ Maxx and looking in the beauty section; they always have a few buckets of high quality nail polish for a few bucks a pop. (OPI, saw some Butter's in there a few weeks ago, etc.)

u/skelezombie · 3 pointsr/RandomActsOfPolish

Okay so there's lots of places you can get things, but with some of amazon you might not get things in time so keep your eyes peeled, I'm linking random ones for you. It'd be easier to build your own basket instead of trying to find one. What I would suggest is:

-dotting tools like this

-brushes for art/cleanup like this

-clear stamper/scraper like this

-some stamping plates like this

-liquid latex (so her fingers don't get messy when doing different nail art styles) like this

-makeup sponges (those triangles, for gradients) like this

-striping tape like this

-good base coat (people really like nail envy by OPI and ORLY bonder) OPI ORLY

-good top coat (Seche vite is great) like this

I didn't pay much attention to the prices but a lot of those tools can be purchased fairly cheap, the most expensive things are the polishes and some stamping plates (some are very cheap and can be not so good, some are more expensive but are more likely to work well)

If you need more help let me know!

u/lotoflivinglefttodo · 3 pointsr/RandomActsOfPolish

seche vite seriously. Put it on while the second coat of polish is still wet and dries in like 15 seconds. More expensive then some but so worth it!

u/BludMuffin · 3 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Kurt Vonnegut. Everything he's written is so so good. I started with "Slaughterhouse Five" which is phenomenal, and read a lot of his other novels, but his short stories are my favorite. Namely the collection in "A Man Without A Country." I love his ability to criticize society and government through example rather than direct rant. I also like his use of sci-fi to make connections to the bigger picture of his ideas and arguments. His style is straightforward, but he's able to set the scene perfectly without you being like "come on, I don't care what color the curtains are, get on with it" which I find in so many other books. He gets to the point, but you enjoy the ride there. The way he pulls in humor and gets you to think critically about life is unmatched to this day, in my opinion. Whomever owns the rights to his stuff recently released (posthumously) a collection of letters he wrote and they are just brilliant.

So my favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut and my favorite book is "A Man Without A Country"

Other favorite authors are Sloane Crosley (hilarious!), Oscar Wilde (withstands the test of time beautifully), Veronica Roth (I'm reading the Divergent series right now and loving it), Jenny Lawson (also hilarious!), David Sedaris (so funny and charming), and Jim Derogatis (one of my favorite music journalists/writers).

Here's my item


u/pspdshybrid · 3 pointsr/feet

Mix of this: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, Clear - .5 oz. oz
And this:
XICHEN 24 Colors Nail Art Make Up Glitter Shimmer Dust Powder Decoration
That's the combo from the looks of it at least. Natural nail color with a gloss shine and nail glitter 😉. Hope to see a post down the road with the results if you and your gf were open to it

u/Noyes654 · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

If you don't have the money for a full set of goods, I recommend getting yourself a brush and soap before anything. I kept my same disposables and just got myself this $11 kit from walgreens. Just with the switch from gel to soap and brush has been giving me the best shaves I've ever had. I can't wait to get myself the razor soon :)

u/TommyWiseauAhaha · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set - This is what I bought (I'm a newbie to DE shaving, I've only been doing it for little over a month). It comes with a soap, bowl, and brush that all do the job. I'm assuming this kit is on the much cheaper end of things, but you stated your budget for less fancy things and I think this is something to consider.

Also, here's the variety pack of blades that I bought:

u/BGaviator13 · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Well, what starter kit was it? If it was a Van der Hagen kit like this or this, it's a known common problem with the brush.

If you want, you could get an Omega boar brush for around $13 that is pretty good quality without breaking the bank.

u/rumsfeldish · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

This is what I started with:

u/misskay44 · 3 pointsr/AskMen

Reviews like these might make you think twice about applying these chemicals to your delicate rosebud.

u/Cheniarg · 3 pointsr/argentina

Estas reviews de un gel depilador son imperdibles. Hombres que lo usaron para acicalarse las partes nobles te dejan su experiencia.

u/Bigtoy_J · 3 pointsr/tifu

Nicely said. If you like this prose, the UK Amazon reviews of Veet for Men are right up your alley.

u/Nichalioh · 3 pointsr/shittyaskscience

I don't know, I recently trimmed and felt alot more.... friction down there after wiping and walking etc, especially when it's warm. I do not envy the man who veet-ed his butt crack, it burns my back let alone putting it anywhere else! These reviews are funny.

u/aztrouble24 · 3 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

The funniest thing I've read lately are about the first 20 reviews. I had a rough week last week and this helped me stop bawling like a child. Here's hoping things get less crazy for you
Ok you MUST open them up and read the full reviews

u/Kdawg19 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding
I'm just gonna leave this here....LOL read the reviews...they brought tears to my eyes

u/moondoggle · 3 pointsr/financialindependence

Well there's a bit of up front investment to get a handle like one of these bad boys. Prices range wildly but that's the one I have and I love it. The big savings here is the blades, here's an example of sampler packs, they're dirt cheap and they last a long time, I usually get a month out of one (shaving every 2-3 days) and I've got really coarse whiskers.

You kind of have to change your technique a bit, it's not holding the razor upright and dragging it down, you sort of hold it perpendicular to your face, towards the end of the handle and let gravity pull it down. Takes some getting used to (I butchered my face several times before I got the hang of it) but like I said, savings!

If you want to get reaaaallly into it, you can check out /r/wicked_edge but that place is pretty intense.

edit: Also don't be discouraged if the first blade you try doesn't feel right. I read that there's a big difference between blades but was skeptical (they all look the same right?) it's true though. I really like the Astra and the Feather brand blades, but I couldn't shave worth a damn with the Lords blades.

u/subtledoubt · 3 pointsr/Frugal

I came here to say make your own coffee and meals, but sounds like you already figured that out. Stunning how much people spend on take-out coffee and food a month. Next up--making your own work lunches. My husband and I cook up larger batches of food than we need, specifically to put up single servings of lunches in the freezer. If you only double a recipe, you both have the next day's lunch, but you can save more cash and time by cooking larger crock pot meals. A surprising money saver for us was getting rid of disposable blade razors and buying a safety razor like this. That paid for itself in no time.

u/lespea · 3 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

You should consider switching to a safety razor.

u/Viatic_Unicycle · 3 pointsr/actuallesbians

not OP but trans. I shave in multiple passes. I had laser for about 6 sessions and then lost my job so I couldn't afford more so it wasn't as effective as it could have been, I still have facial hair and shave daily. I also use a safety razor, like this one, The blades are dirt cheap and do wonders for my legs. You can do well with disposables too, like the cartridge razors. After your first pass going either with or across the grain of the hair, then rinse lather again and shave against. You can get damned smooth (for me about 12 hours worth) and for any visible shadow I just use foundation. Though I've been told that mine isn't near as visible as I think it is. Anyways enough rambling, if you have more questions about shaving, feel free to PM me

u/gifsusa · 3 pointsr/sex

Multi-blade razor lift and cut the hair under the skin level. That causes bumps, irritation and ingrows. I use a safety razor that has a single blade and it's much better. Something like this:

I don't use any shaving soap down there though.

u/Xunae · 3 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

When I used an electric it just pulled all my hairs out.

and cartridge razors all around are way too expensive for replacements. I found a double edge razor (like one of these) was ultimately the best option in value and quality of shave.

The blades are only 10 cents and i never felt like i have to keep using a dull blade because i haven't gotten enough value out of it. Because of that, i could get a more consistent shave. A decent shaving soap helps too.

u/Pravus_Belua · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Here's another link for it:

Shipping on this one is not free ($2.99), but it ships from California. Can get it much faster if you need to. Their storefront also has a two-pack option for around $10 plus same shipping as the $5 pack.

My roommate and I order the two-pack and split it. We both really enjoy this one, and with 200 pieces per bag it'll last us quite a long, long, time.

u/Des88 · 3 pointsr/ecr_eu

I don't own an Aromamizer so not sure what works best. Even if I did you could prefer something else so it's just trial and error really!

I would recommend a roll of 24 gauge (0.51mm) Kanthal A1 and something a bit thinner, I like 28 (0.32mm) because it's still easy to work with. You would use the 24 for lower ohm builds (example) and the 28 for slightly higher (example) builds. Also notice how the heat flux changes with the different wires on that page.

For cotton this is still what I would recommend. I personally don't believe the $20/sheet prepackaged vaping cotton adds much to the experience at all but ymmv. Another option is cellucotton or Rayon but I've never used it.

Here's a wicking guide for the aromamizer and a good way to 'make' your wick.

Some tools that everyone should have: kuro koiler style tool and a thing to poke with.

Just remember that with dual builds (the aromamizer can't do single coil I think?) both coils have to be identical.
There's no real best setting or build for anything, it's all about what you prefer so just get building and figure it out as you go.

Oh and watch a bunch of coil building videos on youtube if you haven't yet. Figure out how to avoid hot spots by dry burning and pinching them and all that.

If you still have the subox for a few more days maybe have a go at the rebuildable head that came with the kit.

u/st0rmyc · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I always build with 26g kanthal, I use about 1/3 width of one of those square pads of cotton. I peel off the top and bottom layer of the pad, fluff it out a bit, roll it up and twist it into the coil.

For the coil, I've been building a twisted coil at 3mm ID about 6 wraps. Depending on how much I twisted, it usually measures out between .5 and .7 ohms (my current coil is sitting at .60 ohms).

Can't say I've never had a dry fire, but they happen so rarely I never think about it (I'd say probably when I've gone far too long without rebuilding/rewicking)

u/LittleHelperRobot · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette
u/graylightning · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

No, but this is what I use and highly recommend.

u/friedchickenwaffles · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Haha its all good man. Cotton is cheap, buy a big bag it'll last you a lifetime.

u/chakravanti93 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Lol. The reason to use organic cotton is because of bleach. Whatever. Tastes like sock too.

This is what you want:

u/grrrkgrrrl · 3 pointsr/ecr_eu
u/Bobby_Ooo · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I use these! Comes with 200 pads.

Labo Organic Puff

u/Arranzu · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Seconding what /u/OhVictoria said, japanese cotton is the bees knees. Don't feel stressed to get Koh Gen Doh though, found this brand that's just as amazing for half the price and about double the amount.

u/boxsterguy · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I've used both as well, and agree the taste is the same. But at least for me, the japanese cotton was more convenient as it's easier to portion out and keep the fibers aligned correctly so I use that. But not expensive ko gen doh or whatever. I use this, and I expect that bag to last a very, very long time.

u/strike__anywhere · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

you have to make sure they aren't treated with anything. get these ones instead:

u/Obliviousobi · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

This is what many users get/use. I got the MUJI cotton last time because I would have had to wait on the other to get in stock, but I was going out of town and couldn't wait.

u/cheech_sp · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

My RDA suggestion for easy builds:
Tobeco Velocity RDA - $18
Kuro Koiler (I use 3mm) - $7
Clapton Wire (26AWG + 32AWG kanthal) - $9
Puff Japanese Organic Cotton - $6

u/blksprk · 3 pointsr/ecigclassifieds

Amazon is your friend.

100' 28g Kanthal $6 (I use 26g on my subtank, but 28 works too. This is just the first one that showed up)

More Japanese cotton than you will know what to do with $8

Angle cutters, not needed but it makes getting a clean cut very easy $5

Precision screw driver set, also not needed but handy for both the fact that they are in fact screw drivers and that you can use the slotted ones for wrap coils with a consistent and known inner diameter. $8 (you can get this for a lot less at Walmart, Lowes, harbor freight... Etc)

So a little over $25 shipped and you will not need kanthal or cotton for a very long time.

u/bernjc3 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

You'll get it eventually. Every RTA has it's little nuances that you have to figure out. Cotton is cheap on Amazon for a ridiculous amount of it and you can clean your coils easily by dry burning them. Just keep re-wicking it until you get it right.

u/yenneferofhamburger · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I added some Asian skincare stuff to my routine and it's helped greatly. It's more about layering on moisture vs using one super hydrating product. For more info visit /r/AsianBeauty and check out the sidebar. Here's what I use:

  • Hada Labo Replenishing Hydrator (at ULTA)

  • Hada Labo Hydrating Face Wash (at ULTA)

  • Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk for sunscreen (this one is important because most sunscreens have alcohol, and this brand doesn't)

  • Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil (bonus: this product is great for eliminating closed comedones)

  • Hydrating sheet masks (My Beauty Diary Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid, or Apple Polyphenol; some Biore masks from Japan) 2 - 4 times a week

    I use Thayer's alcohol-free toner year round, twice a day which helps keeps the flakes away. Also, I use Stridex red pads for chemical exfoliation, but I can't use them more than once a week now that it's winter. I normally use those every other day in the summer.

    You may want to try only washing your face in the evenings, and just using water to cleanse in the mornings. Some days I need to wash my face before applying sunscreen, especially if it's a greasy day.

u/stich226 · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Sorry I have a lot of questions...
Skin Type: Oily, Acne-Prone

Is it recommended to double cleanse? I don't wear makeup either. If so, any inexpensive but effective oil cleansers? I heard about Banila Co Zero Purity but it's kinda expensive....

EDIT: Do you recommend the [](Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil)? The price is low so I'm sorta skeptical..

Do you recommend the CosRx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser? I looked on Soko Glam and it says it has a pH of 8.9 so I'm kinda curious..?

Should I get the Mizon Recovery Gel Cream or the Mizon Black Snail All in One Cream?

For a toner, should I get something targeted towards my skin or something just hydrating...? Because I was thinking of getting the famous Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion?

What are effective spot treatments for acne?
Thank you~ <3

u/smitha12345 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil seems to fit all of your requirements. I use it and really like it, though I do double cleanse.

u/for-fox-sakes · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil - fragrance-free, cheap, and effective.

u/Arielyssa · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Foaming cleansers are second cleansers. You can use it in the shower if you want when you wash your face probably won't make much difference plus it is less messy and saves water.

Other recommendations:

u/abthrowawayaway · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hi there guys newbie here, I read the guides and could use help making a simple routine.

Skin Type: Combo Oily (dehydrated?) and shade is closest to 'neutral tan' in this pic | Country/Climate I'm in: SoCal | Top Skin Concern: making it less oily

Current Routine/Products I'm Using: I use this Simple facial wash while I'm taking a shower, and CeraVe moisturing cream afterwards. Thats pretty much it. After reading the guides I'm thinking of making the following routine.


  • Oil Based Cleanser- Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

  • Low pH water-based cleanser -Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

  • Moisturizer - The CeraVe previously mentioned, this is ok right, or should I get a different moisturizer?

  • Sun Screen - Biore Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

    PM I'm not really sure what I should use here besides moisturizer, I'm a guy, so I have no makeup to remove.

  • The Simple face wash I already use, because I still have more than half of it left.

  • The CeraVe moisturizer.

    Would a toner be worth it? I'm thinking of adding the Hada Labo Super Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. And this would go in between the 2nd cleanser and moisturizer right?

    And just to double check, I would use the cleansers while taking a shower, then toner and moisturizer after getting out, and waiting a bit before I use the sunscreen right?

    Anything you guys would add or remove, or just general comments? I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible so if there are any reduncies I'd be happy to take them out.

    Edit: buying these products off amazon is safe right, the all seem to be highly rated so I don't think there would be fakes
u/jcl007 · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I've been using a mix between DE and cartridge for a while now (DE on first pass, cartridge on second pass). I just can't seem to get the lather right even after watching videos. It always looks thin and is either too dry (I see flakes) or too "wet". I never had a problem shaving with foam but because of this I am even getting cuts with the cartridge (which I never used to).

Can anyone help figure out what I'm doing wrong? I started with the VDH shave kit (just using the brush and bowl) and proraso cream. I've tried a badger brush and now have an Omega 10049.

Is it my technique? Am I supposed to push down on the brush and mix the lather? I guess I don't really know what I'm doing/what I should be doing.

u/Executive_divergence · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

To hyperlink, first you use [content] then right after it you put the hyperlink (in parentheses). No space between ] and (. I have that razor coming in soonish, and if you want a cheap soap, I's suggest the Van Der Hagen. It's pretty cheap and does the job well for me. I put the soap in the bowl to use as a puck, not sure if that's how you roll or not. Have fun!

EDIT: Flaunt your Pride as a Scotsman! (Or Woman)

u/Psych277 · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

If you want the most basic, cheap, functional set, here is what I recommend.

u/Nekromos · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Not really.

The razor itself is worth about $80, and the "Free Boar Shaving Brush", "Free Shaving Mug", and "Free Select Shaving Soap" that they're boasting about in the description are simply the contents of that green box in the picture, otherwise known as the Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set, which should only cost you around $10, not the $20 that they're touting it as being worth. That only brings you to $90, which means that they're charging you $90 for the strop, pouch, and "Lifetime Hone, Strop & Polishing". The strop and pouch are GB Buckingham and Sons from what I can tell. The pouch is probably fine (though overpriced), but it wouldn't surprise me if the strop was of the same level of quality as their razors (i.e. complete rubbish). You could get a much better strop for the amount of money that they're suggesting that strop is worth.

Regarding their "Lifetime Hone, Strop & Polishing", I can't comment too much here, since I don't have any experience with their honing, nor do I know of anyone who is, but I would be very suspicious. I know I would not trust my razors to them. Also, $50 for "lifetime" honing? Something seems off there. It also does not indicate whether they hone the razor before shipping. The 'lifetime honing' note would suggest that perhaps they do, but it's not clear. If the razor's not honed before you receive it, then you'll have to send it out for honing. To be honest, if their honing is at the level that I suspect it probably is, you may have to send it out anyway.

u/whaevr · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hello! I was in your place about 3 months ago, except I have always used an electric razor since I started shaving. If you are worried about skin irritation I would recommend you do not buy an electric razor.

I was trying to nail down what could have been causing irritation in my routine when I googled something like "electric shaver/razor comparison" and came across this image. After seeing that I've gone old school and am shaving with a safety razor. I get 0 irritation after shaving now and my neck is completely clear except for a bit of PIH left behind from my pre-saftey razor days. Plus I picked up a new skill and actually look forward to shaving now, Idk I guess I find the process relaxing now.

>four blade

You don't need 4! Just 1 sharp one to cut the hair, anything after that is just extra scraping and all that dragging around with all the extra blades is just causing irritation.

here is exactly what I used to shave this morning; about 65$ upfront but after that initial cost buying new blades and soap is something that will happen once every other blue moon as compared to re-upping on cartridges at ~30$ a pack.

  • Shaving soap + brush + bowl
  • Long handle Razor
  • *Blades
  • **Alum block

    *I only have to shave about once every 5 days or so, so honestly I just use a brand new blade everytime I shave. I'm sure I could probably get 2 or 3 shaves a blade but, at ~14c a blade I'm not too worried about being wasteful- I just want them to be sharp as hell and clean

    **Wet face and rub this on after you shave to disinfect and close up any nics/cuts

    ...and if you want to go deeper down the rabbit hole /r/wicked_edge can help you out with that. Videos/links on foaming lather, applying lather, shave angles etc. I just winged it though once I finally had everything- I bleed a little bit the first time but the alum block stops it straight away. I rarely cut myself now
u/BigGuyWhoKills · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I would start with the $10 VDH boar hair set. It sells at my local WalMart for $8.95. If you don't like any of it, at least you aren't out much.

Then upgrade pieces one at a time, and spend some time with each new piece. Decide if it's an upgrade for you or not (a lot of DE shaving comes down to personal preference).

Buy the Tweezerman badger hair brush and see if you prefer that over boar. This brush works well with the VDH bowl listed above. I would also get a brush stand at this point. Some of them are pretty cheap. The wood handle of the Tweezerman may warp if you dry it handle side down (water drains down the bristles and rests on the wood).

Get a blade sampler pack at some point and try out new blades. Shavers that are much more experienced than I swear that the best blade in a particular razor is often different from one person to another.

And the list goes on. I love this hobby, because it makes shaving pleasant and is so very customizable.

u/Wakka37 · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

The infamous bowl from the Van Der Hagen set

I have no plans of changing unless I find an Old Spice mug at a reasonable price.

u/FuckOffMightBe2Kind · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

$40 starter set

$12.50 set -

$7 razor -

$10 sampler set -

$9 alum block -

I don't know what any of you are talking about. We're talking about starter sets for noobs. And starter sets for noobs on a budget at that. Isn't it better to start with crappier stuff and then work your way up to better/more expensive things (kinda like having a clunker as your first car)? I've scoured through all the comments and I can verify that the ones linked here are all good products (or as good as anything can be for the price), nothing here is faulty or poorly made, so why hasn't anyone mentioned them?

Anyway, this is what I'm buying. It's about the same prize as the whipped dog bundle ('cept these all have free shipping so its actually cheaper) except it comes with way more blade samples and a cheaper razor. It's a trade off I'm willing to make since you can get used to a crappy razor but knowing which blades you want will save you a ton of money.

u/slavik262 · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

This is a really cheap kit that works well as a starter (I used it to great success for the first few months of wet shaving).

If you want to jump straight to the fancy stuff, Whipped Dog makes some amazing brushes, and I'd recommend Proraso or Taylor of Old Bond Street soaps and creams.

u/fathusky2341 · 3 pointsr/MGTOW
u/Serae · 3 pointsr/PCOS

I second stopping by /r/wicked_edge.

I use a double edged razor.

That was my first set and I am still using it a year later and LOVE it.

It cost me about $35 for the razor. I then get around 100 double edged blades for around $10-12.

The shaving creme I use is the C.O. Bigelow Proraso Creme you see in the first picture.

Switching to this kind of having had a little bit of a leaning curve (mostly the angle at which you shave and the much lighter pressure you must use to avoid cutting yourself to bits) but I get a better shave. I don't get as much irritation because I don't need to do as many passes. The creme I use is really nourishing.

The blade get changed often and are SO cheap. Pennies really. I always have a sharp razor. NO more of these $25 eight packs.

u/Turtle-Bear · 3 pointsr/pics

You can get a 100 on amazon for ten bucks. They're good too.

u/utopianfiat · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

$3.50 cheaper, prime.

I bought this a while back and haven't even put a dent in it.

u/AnonymousWritings · 3 pointsr/Frugal

You'll want to look into larger packs like this.

With shipping it'll run around $20 / 100 blades; 20 cents per blade vs. 60 cents that you are paying. I'm sure you can do better than this as well if you look harder.

/i/FinnaGetDusted Double edge safety blades are definately going to be cheaper than disposable razors. Compare to something like this 6-pack of disposable razors for 5$, and it's going to be 1/5th the price.

u/Hemmerly · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

My go to blade. You can get 100 for $10 (US) on Amazon. Sometimes it goes on sale for even less.

u/shazaam42 · 3 pointsr/TheRedPill

A buck? The highest-end double-edged blades you can buy are about 30 cents apiece. The ones I use are platinum treated and only about 10 cents.

u/someonecallamedic · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

So I just had this happen. I've been shaving with feathers and wilkinson swords. Liked em both and they did a great job, however, they only lasted 3 shaves before it felt like I was dry shaving. Bought a sampler pack from Try A Blade and found two blades that glided on my face like nothing. Seriously, it felt like I was brushing on lather instead of shaving my face. These were Ladas and Astra SPs.

I just ordered a 100 pack of Astras on Amazon and I should have read the revies first. It is the correct outer packaging, but the blades are not wrapped like they were from try a blade. They are not the same quality, but they were only 10 bucks so shipping them back would be 1/3 the cost.

P.S. although all of my links are from try a blade I am not affiliated or endorse one store over any other.

TL;DR Get a sampler pack and see what works. The bad blades will let you know right away.

u/ryanknapper · 3 pointsr/news

I switched to a safety-razor and I'm much, much happier with the results.

You want blades?
Personna Double Edge Razor Blades, 100 Count: $12.08 / 12¢ per blade
Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades ,100 Blades: $11.09 / 11¢ per blade
Feather Hi-Stainless Platimum Double Edge Razor Blades 50 Ct: $12.70 / 25¢ per blade
Gillette Fusion Manual Men's Razor Blade Refills 12 Count: $37.99 / $3 per cartridge
Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual Men's Razor Blade Refills 6 Count: $25.58 / $4.75 per cartridge

u/LoveOfProfit · 3 pointsr/news

Yep, same here. I use these:

I paid $10 per 100, but it was a recommendation from reddit and I like them a lot.

I'm apparently a stingy fuck because I've barely dented my supply.

u/chemosabe · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

No idea about the reputation of that site, but you can get a very similar deal on Amazon if you're concerned. The extra couple of $ might be worth the peace of mind.

u/jmoskovic · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I recently made a first timers kit for myself that I really like, it includes:

u/spritef · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge
u/LongUsername · 3 pointsr/milwaukee

Holy crap, I knew AOS was expensive, but that takes the cake.

I bought 100 Astra blades off Amazon for $9

Gillette Super-platinum are $5.80/15.

u/polypeptide147 · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I have both of those. I got them when I started too. It is definitely worth it, in my opinion, to get a higher quality one.

Here is the brush I use. You can get it in different colors and such.

Here is a commonly recommended Omega brush.

I've never hear a bad thing about either of those brushes. Boar brushes take a bit of time to break in (like a week or so, don't worry). You'll notice that the hairs get a lot of split ends. This is a good thing. The brush stays 'stiff' and maintains the same amount of backbone, but becomes very soft.

Here are the Stirling soaps. They are all pretty much the same but with different scents. The only difference is the 'glacier' ones, 'on the rocks' one, or 'arctic' one. They all have menthol, which, like that green proraso I talked about earlier, will feel great, especially in the summer. The executive man one is the most popular (I think you can sort it by that).

Oh also, don't get blades in a store. You'll pay too much. These are the ones I use at less than 10 cents a piece.

u/nomlette · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm intrigued, but damn, that is more than I usually spend on body soap or body wash. How long does one bar last?

Also, have you tried the Salux wash cloth/towel for exfoliation? This is my current physical body exfoliation tool of choice. How does the Crystal Peel soap compare?

u/sansfards · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I wonder if you're talking about Salux

u/lannanh · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

This is the best towel for your purpose. Big enough to wrap around your body fully and your hair if you need to after your dressed. They dry very fast.
As for a loofa type thing, I use a Japanese washcloth. It's a great exfoliator, way better than a loofa and you can just hang it to drip dry or press it in between a towel to quick dry prior to packing away.

u/existie · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Physical exfoliation? Use one of these babies. (Edit: it's a scrubby cloth. You can launder it on cold if you need to, but it's... just... a long, scrubby cloth. It feels amazing.) I love mine so much. I also suffer from bacne. Maybe try a pyrithione zinc shampoo to lather up the cloth, scrub, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse. I've been using a 2% pz bar soap which has helped, it's just obnoxious to get on my back so I fail at it.

u/fuckinallstarheatley · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

The major keys for me in helping get rid of KP are exfoliation, moisture, and consistency- any time I slack on one, it starts to flare up again. For exfoliation I use Salux cloths, for chemical exfoliation and lots of moisture I use Amlactin. If I need any more moisture I use coconut oil but BE CAREFUL with it as it can be very comedogenic! Patch test and don't let it near your face lol.

As for consistency, I try to exfoliate and moisturize every day. Consistency is definitely the only way to really get rid of it and keep it away.

Hope this helps! Kp is a bitch but you can make it YOUR bitch

u/EgregiousWeasel · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm very oily. I like to use Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion as a hydrating toner under moisturizer, and sometimes alone. It has hyaluronic acid, which holds several times its own weight in water, so it hydrates the skin well without additional oiliness. It's now available on and, but from what I've read it's not the same stuff (it has more ingredients) as the Japanese version. You can try it, though, as it may do the same thing.

I also stopped washing my face with any kind of cleanser in the morning. I just wash it in the shower with my Salux washcloth. I find it's exfoliating without being too harsh. This works for me, but I don't have problems with acne, so it might not work as well for you to stop cleansing in the morning.

You may want to dial back your exfoliation to just 2x/week and see how that works for you. Sometimes over-exfoliation can irritate your skin.

u/coin_return · 3 pointsr/funny

I use this instead. It dries a lot faster than the ones that are knotted, like the two listed above, so less time for germs to hang out in them. Plus you can throw them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle and they're cheap.

They're super abrasive though, fair warning. Fantastic exfoliants.

u/JoanOfSarcasm · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Huh, the Salux looks really similar. I've never used the specific one you linked though. Sorry. :(

However, comparing say, my Salux to the mitten, the Salux is a 5/10. It's alright -- it feels scrubby -- but the mitten's texture is vastly different (smoother) and the results are much superior. Ill be posting a review in SCA next Tuesday. I didn't know so many people were interested!

u/chibi_aily · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I think your skin may be reacting to over exfoliation, hence the new spots. You mentioned that your skin was clearer without the AHA. Try using Stridex once every 3 days, and see if new ones stop forming. I would be gentle with your skin. (I speak from experience--I was using too much Differin a few days ago and had two very large cystic spots form on my cheeks. Plus my face was burning whenever I put anything on it, like Cerave PM...after I stopped using Differin for 2 days, my face would no longer burn when I moisturized. I will only be using Differin once a week now.)

Since you're in a desert/dry climate, first and foremost focus on keeping your skin moisturized. Your moisture barrier needs to repair before you introduce actives to it. It could be breaking out because its so irritated. Here's a link on Reddit about the importance of maintaining a healthy moisture barrier!

If your skin is oily/dehydrated (my skin type), focus on layering light layers of hydration. After you wash your face, gently pat dry with a clean towel, and apply a hydrating toner like Thayer's Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel and following up with a hyaluronic acid moisturizing toner/lotion/serum. Hada Labo products are very popular amongst the /r/AsianBeauty community. The hyaluronic acid will help draw moisture to your skin. More on the science of HA here.

I do want to state that as always, your mileage may vary (YMMV) with these products. But since we have similar breakouts, I do think irritation and lack of proper hydration may be at the root of your breakouts. Patch test the products above to see if you react to them. Good luck!

u/electricpixies · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh, dear. I have a few questions.

  1. I patch tested the Queen Helene masque a few days ago. Love how it degunked the SFs off my nose. Did not love the fact that my cheeks became flaky. When I ran my finger across my skin, the dead skin started balling up and falling off (it did take a fair amount of pressure, though). Is this normal when using a face mask?

  2. I'm currently using a moisturizer by Clean & Clear. I like how light it feels, but 2-3 hours after I've applied it, my nose still gets oily as fuck. Vaseline on top at night doesn't seem to work. Should I ditch it?

  3. What's the difference between the Hada Labo Moist and Smooth Lotion? Can either be used on their own as a moisturizer?
u/ajj0061 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Until you find something, I would use your PC's invisible finish moisture gel mixed with some drops of oil. Sunflower, safflower, and hemp seed are supposed to be noncomedogenic. It just may be moisturizing enough when you top it with Vaseline.

Or you could try layering a moisturizing serum or toner before hand as well, like Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner

or Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Lotion or Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel could try

JOSIE MARAN Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil

FRESH Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil or really just some of any oil for that matter...

I tried my best...I realize now how few options you have! Hope you figure it out! Update us when you do! :)

u/lnn501 · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Maybe your exfoliator is too rough? Sometimes I find that a gentle chemical exfoliator is better for removing dry skin. Have you ever used asian skincare? Those products are usually effective and frequently affordable. I use the Secret Key Lemon D Toc peel and it's great for taking off dead skin without leaving damage. As far as a moisturizer, I tried this one today and really liked it. As you can see, its very highly rated.

Lemon Peel:

u/isotala · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Exactly that - I find it works best over a face mist so that it can use the moisture from the mist. I used to have very flaky skin in winter and a.combination of mist/hylauronic acid and a gentle chemical exfoliator have pretty much stopped that altogether.
There's lots of hylauronic acid products out there. I really like the Hada Lado one:

After cleansing in the morning I spritz my face with a mist and then wipe some of the Hada Labor lotion over the top with a cotton wool pad before applying moisturiser. I haven't used The Ordinary's HA but it gets good reviews and could be a cheap way of trying it out.

u/valentinedoux · 3 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

Esthetician in training here.

That was a shitty tip. Who tells a client that you're not moisturizing enough and that's it?

You may think your skin is hydrated but breakouts, sebum buildup, redness and oil slick indicate compromised barrier due to excessive exfoliation and lack of moisture. OCM will not change anything.

You need to cut back on exfoliators. Use Pixi Glow Night Serum or Pixi Glow Glow Tonic (it's 5% glycolic acid BTW) every other night or Pixi Glow Enzyme Exfoliator twice a week. Differin Gel isn't for spot treatment. It's a preventative treatment for acne and wrinkles. Don't use Differin and AHAs together. AHAs can deactivate retinol/tretinoin.

Stop using oil-free, oil control and matte moisturizers because it often contains silica, alcohol, salicylic acid and etc. It will cause your oil production to go into overdrive to compensate for the lack of moisture. Switch your moisturizer to La Roche Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer or Stratia Liquid Gold. They contain niacinamide which can balance sebum production, reduce redness and acne. Use Aquaphor Healing Ointment to seal your moisturizer in at night to prevent water loss and repair your barrier.

Use La Roche Posay Toleriane Purifying Cleanser in the PM and drop La Roche Posay Effaclear cleanser from your routine. If you want OCM, please consider double cleansing with OCM and LRP Toleriane Purifying Cleanser or oil cleanser with an emulsifier to rinse off after washing. Wash your face with water in the morning. No cleansers because you want to preserve your natural moisture that rebuilds overnight. It's essential to keep your skin healthy.

You should consider switching your Thayers toner to one of the products in your routine to improve your moisture barrier: Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Toner or Cosrx Advanced Snail Mucin Power Essence.

u/PoroSashimi · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It really depends on your skin and how intensive your workout is. Some people are very prone to sweating; combined with make-up they end up with clogged skin/pores. However, if you feel like you won't sweat too much/not prone to skin clogging then you should be fine. I personally would never exercise with make-up on (then again I don't really exercise, period. lol).

If I am actually to get off my lazy ass and exercise I would do something like this:

  1. Use a oil cleanser first to remove your make-up and other oil soluble impurities

  2. Use a regular pH balanced cleanser to remove the remaining residue and water solubles. (These two steps is called double cleansing)

  3. If you have dry skin, use a light hydrating toner to slightly moisturize yourself. A hydrating toner is very different from the regular toner. You pat it into your skin instead of wiping it off. I recommend Hadalabo's Gokujyun Lotion. It says "lotion" but it is a hydrating toner with a watery, see-through texture instead of a creamy, white "lotion".

  4. Exercise! HA!^as^if

  5. Wash my face with just water in the shower, probably with my trusty konjac sponge

  6. Rest of my normal routine (vitamin c, hydrating toner, a thicker serum, (face mask if I'm feeling fancy), moisturizer, sleeping pack/occlusive. <-Your own routine don't need to be this long!
u/alba84 · 3 pointsr/acne

My skin is very oily and I have hormonal acne and PIH due to the cysts. I've seen a derm and she prescribed me some things that I'm combining with others I've found and tried for the last months. So far, the things that aren't expensive and are improving the general look of my face and controlling oiliness are:

  • Avene micellar water (as make up remover)
  • Alepo soap. You can buy it in natural shops and it helps to keep the oil under control. I wash my face at night with it.
  • Aztec healing clay mask with apple cider vinegar. This is so great. I use it once a week and add some drops of Tea Tree Oil and it leaves my skin very smooth and helps with the occasional pimple.
  • Tea tree oil pure. I use this mixed with masks and moisturizer. Is strong so just one drop sometimes stings, but is worth it.
  • Isdin Acniben repair. The only moisturizer that I find suits me and doesn't break me out. Is gel texture, very nice.
  • Sr Skincare Vitamin C Serum 10%. I use it in the morning after washing my face. I feel my PIH is better but I've just bought The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% here if you want to check, the concentration is higher and the brand seem to be serious, I don't know how it will go though...
  • Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. I bought it here It last forever and is waterish. I read in a redditor's blog, this one, that it had helped him a lot and I've been using it for a month, no break outs and really, my face is much better with my new routine. Btw that blog has a lot of good tips.
  • I also use Cosrx BHA blackhead Power liquid as exfoliator and Klairs preparation supple toner to balance my skin ph, those are more expensive though. When I have a cyst or a pimple I use DUAC, it was prescribed by my derm and you need a prescription, I was using Epiduo before and it dried out my face, so the derm told me that is the most gentle BP formulation.

    Good luck, btw, I'm a girl not "sir" lol.

u/MOOOOOOOOON · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty
u/renegadeangel · 3 pointsr/Hypothyroidism

I have Hashimoto's and really dry skin (my scalp is horrible, too). The digestive issues could be a factor, if you're not really absorbing nutrients properly. Paleo is good for you, in-general, but I think it moreso works with "clearing up" skin, like with acne, rosacea, and so-on. I recently started getting into Asian skincare, as they focus on lots of light layers of hydration. My skin used to scale and flake, but now it's nice and soft!

I use a low PH face wash only once a day. Too much cleansing can rid your skin of it's natural oils. I swap between this Cerave cleanser and this Hada Labo one. Then I use this lotion (which is more of like a serum) and this gel moisturizer.

I'd suggest reading into the science behind humectants, occlusives, and emollients. Example, you can use a lotion, but if it doesn't have any type of occlusive ingredients, the product and all the moisture will just evaporate/dissipate; it needs something to seal it in. And as much as Asian skincare seems like a million steps, you can really work with just 3 or so products.

u/NikoTesla · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Not AB, but Avene Cicalfate is my dry skin HG product (I feel like I should be getting a commission from them...). Also really love Missha's Time Rev Essence mask - but it's pricey for a mask IMO.

I also totally second the hada labo gokuhyun lotion recommendation. Total game changer when paired with Avene Cicalfate.

u/bambooclad · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

That's cheap.

I believe its the Edwin Jagger DE89BL - $34.34...

u/Zakonichiban · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Thank you!

I ended up with this, this and this. I also got a stand, a ceramic bowl, some different soaps, some Witch Hazel, and some Nivea Sensitive Skin After Shave. I'll be looking to pick up an Alum Block here shortly.

u/goldragon · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Unless you want the scent of the Eton College shave cream, I would suggest getting the Avocado or Almond shave cream instead. Both were fantastic when I tried them and I think the avocado/almond oil gives the cream a bit more slip.

The majority opinion is that the Edwin Jagger DE89 razor is a better beginning razor however it is backordered on Amazon for 2-3 months so obviously if you want to get started now go with the Merkur. There is nothing wrong with the Merkur, I started with one, it is just the EJ is a more modern and refined design.

Some few people find that they have bad reactions to the MR GLO soap, probably to the lime oil. An alternate and the pre-shave soap I use is the Proraso glycerin soap (which is nothing like the menthol/eucalyptus shaving cream/balm from Proraso).

Also, look into a blade sampler rather than a 100-pack for a single brand.

u/LinearSimcon · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Any particular reason you want to order from amazon? Ordering from other vendors focused on wetshaving could give you a better deal...

Feedback on the items:

  • Merkur razors are good, but DE89 is generally regarded around here as a better starting razor. Cheaper at Maggardrazors or West coast shaving. Or rather, any of the DE89/86/83/8x, since they're basically the same razor and head, just small differences in the handle. But I personally started out with a Merkur 34C, same head as the 180, just a shorter handle. So the 180 would probably work fine if you fancy it for some reason.

  • Personally I understand that you want to stick to one blade while learning, but I'm not sure about the use of a sampler pack then. Generally advice is to start shaving and try each blade twice until you find one that suits you, and then stick with that brand during your "trial" period. While learning that is. Bulk blades are cheaply avaliable from ebay (trusted sellers with many sales is a recommendation) or Turkish Bestshave

  • I really dislike Pure badger brushes and will always recommend Boar brushes or a better badger brush instead. I'd recommend something along these lines: Omega boar brush, or a good value badger brush, Frank Shaving, Ian Tang on ebay, Silvertip, Frank Shaving, Ian Tang on ebay, Finest, or any Whipped Dog Silvertip

  • I personally find proraso to be a solid shaving soap/cream, but there's plenty of other good ones out there :).

  • I also really like the proraso aftershave balm, good stuff.

  • Sample pack, see the above comment.

  • Some form of styptic pencil or alum block is a good idea. Haven't tried that brand though, but /u/Leisureguy (?) recommends it, which I'd say is enough for me to believe it's a good product (I think it's Leisureguy that recommends it, if I'm wrong I apologies)

  • Glycerine soap works as a preshave, just as any other preshave oil/cream.

    You could also check out this recent comment I made about starting kit, probably applies here as well :).

    When it comes to shaving stuff /u/Leisureguy is a pretty solid guy who knows his stuff, if he says something is bad, you probably should trust him ;). Avoid that VDH stuff, there's better value alternatives out there. The sites I've linked is just examples, there's plenty of good sites out there and depending on where you're based, different retailers and deals might be better for you. If you wonder about anything in particular, just ask :).
u/fenstra · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I really don't know why people are shitting on Amazon. I like supporting artisans and small companies as much as anyone else, but if OP wants to go with Amazon because it's cheaper (and it is cheaper), then let them do it.

To answer your question, the Edwin Jagger DE89bl is a great razor, Proraso Green is a great soap, and the Omega 48 is a good brush. You can also pick up all sorts of blades in bulk.

If you get the Astra blades, the kit is about $60 on Amazon and about $75 on a small site that is popular in this sub.

Let me just reiterate. I like artisans and small vendors, especially for the wider variety of scents and razors. There are better options for less at small vendors, but those are on items that only those vendors sell. for mass-produced products Amazon is often the cheaper option

u/zubilegend · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

BACKGROUND: I'm new to the world of skin care. I've never had a serious skin care routine before other than applying some acne creams a few years back when my acne was pretty bad. Now my skin is not terrible, but at age 20 I've had it with any sort of acne and want clear skin.

My skin is oily. I don't know if its very oily or fairly oily because I don't know what really oily skin is like or what a fairly oily skin is like. If I had to make a guess I'd say fairly or decently oily...sorry if that's vague.

This is what my skin looks like on an average day.

[This] ( is what my skin looks like when it breaks out just a bit.

I'm showing you these because I read the FAQ and Wiki and I've narrowed my choices for cleansers, exfoliants, and moisturizers but I'm not sure which one to buy. For each category, this is what I've narrowed it down to.


u/PoppySeedK · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I don't have pics to show, but I just thought I'd share my skincare routine that has worked perfectly for me over the past year or so.


Clean & Clear Continuous Control

[Cerave Foaming Face Wash] (

[Some sort of gentle anti-fatigue/illuminating moisturizer] ( (I use this one now, but have used others in the past)


Stridex in the Red Box

Bio Oil

Cerave Moisturizing Cream

On Occasion:

Something with Retinol

Aztec Clay Mask

And when it's sunny/if you are spending a lot of time outside, make sure to use a morning moisturizer with SPF in it.

u/Rlight · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

They're $10 on Amazon.

u/kokomocat · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My acne is not as severe as yours, so I don't know if what I do would help you but we can give it a shot, right?

  • I use CeraVe Foaming Cleanser in both mornings and nights to wash my face
  • I don't use a BHA anymore
  • I do use AHA, Alpha Hydrox 10% Glycolic in both morning and night
  • I use a Salicylic Acid Peel 20% once a week, so far it has helped, I've only used it for two weeks
  • After the peel, I use a MBD Black Pearl mask, mainly because it's soothing and very moisturizing, which is perfect after a peel.
  • I moisturize with Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. People here vastly recommend CeraVe Moisturizing Cream because it has ceramides and it's pretty good.
  • For sunscreen, I tried Cetaphil Dermacontrol, it's too oily and I didn't like it because it stung my eyes. I tried L'Oreal Ideal Moisture with SPF, didn't like it because it was heavy. I tried both Biore Aqua Rich and Biore Perfect Face Milk I loved both thoroughly; they are light, milky, smooth, they feel great on the skin and stay matte like it's nobodies business.
  • I use the Thayer Cucumber Witch Hazel toner. No reason in special for the cucumber aside from me loving how it smells. It has helped me some with redness and inflammation.

    My routine is as it follows:


  • Cleanse with CeraVe
  • Apply Witch Hazel toner
  • After it dries, apply AHA, wait for it to absorb 20 min
  • Apply Cetaphil Moisturizer
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Makeup if any


  • Remove makeup and sunscreen with Pond's Cold Cream cleanser
  • Wash with CeraVe
  • Apply witch hazel
  • Apply AHA
  • Moisturize


    Every Friday night each week

  • Wash with CeraVe
  • Clean face with rubbing alcohol (my face is super oily)
  • Apply Salicylic acid peel for 2:00 min
  • Rinse acid
  • Apply my beauty diary sheet mask for 20 min
  • Moisturize with Cetaphil
  • Apply thin layer of Aquaphor


    And that's it, my skin has gotten way better and something that has also helped millions is that I went on the pill, since my acne is hormonal.

    Remember to patch test and to not abuse your skin, the gentler the better!!!! There are things that might or might not work for you, it takes a while to find what's best for your skin. If nothing works, you can always try PocketDerm or a dermatologist around your area, don't be afraid to ask for professional help. Good luck!

u/kitty_hawkins · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I LOVE AZELAIC ACID. So I pretty well thought I would live with a red face forever along with a severely damaged moisture barrier. The biggest thing that helped me was azelaic acid. I use Melazepam from Amazon. Cheap and works! It's thick at first but smoothes into my skin leaving it kinda matte. At first it itched like crazy and I wasn't using it consistently enough. Then after more research, I decided to use it up and give it a chance. Along with anything high in ceramide, my skin got used to the 20% AzA. Maybe around the 10th day of twice daily use, my skin finally started to look normal. I also switch my oil cleanser to an olive oil based one and saw even more improvement in my redness. I've just added in Vit C to my under eye area and continuing to use Melazepam around the rest of my face and neck and my ENTIRE COMPLEXION is EVEN NOW! Would never have believed that was possible. Melazepam has also minimized my SFs on my nose, has finally stopped this ingrown hair on my neck from forming (I've had it for years!!!), and has cleared all the CCs on my forehead. I repeat: I loooooove azelaic acid, specifically Melazepam!

Current routine:


Garnier Micellar Water - pink cap or Cerave Foaming cleanser

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose. Sometimes I wait after the Vit C but not usually since I don't use them in the same spots.

I do wait 15-20 minutes after my actives step.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method. My face loves this more than the Missha FTE.

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule or SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule depending on the day.

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

A'PIEU PURE BLOCK Natural Sun Cream SPF45/PA+++ I don't see much sunlight at all but when I do, this one keeps me from turning beet red imediately upon application.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Derma Green-Cure Solution Recover Cream This is the best thing I've found for redness and skin barrier repair! My skin loves ceramides so much and this soothes like nothing I've found yet.

Medela Tender Care Lanolin Tube on my lips. Yes it's nip cream. I couldn't use it all up while nursing and it causes my skin to redden so it's perfect for a little lip color.


ROHTO Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil My skin reacted to Holika Holika Soda Pore B.b Deep Cleansing Oil so this is my second one to try and I'm really enjoying it.

Cerave Foaming cleanser with a konjac sponge but waiting on
Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam in the mail.

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose like the AM.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method.

All depending on how I'm feeling that evening:

LJH TeaTree 90 Essence

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule

SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule

Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

MIZON Snail Repair Eye Cream

Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch Not sure if I like these or not honestly...

Some or all of these layers followed by CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and

Guerisson 9 Complex Horse Oil Cream

Pretty sure my shower filter, Mermosis, has also helped my skin and hair.

I also use sometimes REVITABOOST PEEL Anti-Aging Peel Pads or Cosrx Bha Blackhead Power Liquid but I skip my AzA on those days and just go back to my regular routine the following day. These are rare for me though because they make me ridiculously red again.

Things I'm waiting on in the mail:

ROSETTE Aqua Ceramide Gel

Rumase BIFIDA Snail Toner

Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

It's Skin Power 10 Formula - PO Effector

Hoping the all work well for me too!

u/LadySkywalker · 3 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Alright, first...Happy Early Birthday!!!

Now on to face things.


First of all you should check out r/skincareaddiction. Even if you don't want to join the community the FAQ is great.

What I do for my normal/oily skin is every morning and every night I wash with CeraVe Foaming Face Wash which is recommended for oilier skin. So you might want to check that out.

Every 3 days or so I exfoliate with Epicuren which is just from my mom's shop but it's a nice deep scrubs without being too abrasive. You don't want abrasive like with say St. Ive Apricot scrub because you're actually tearing your skin and that's just not very nice. You want to gently exfoliate.

Once a week I use a LUSH face mask. My favorite is Love Lettuce because it's refreshing and exfoliating. Second favorite is definitely Cupcake. I feel so clean and bright after it.

Wipe off your makeup before you go to bed. It's bad for your skin and bad for your sheets. Whatever you do to take it off, just get it off. I use vaseline. It's cheap and easy on my sensitive skin.

Clean your brushes. Clean them. Seriously. What I do is after every makeup application I get a tissue and something with and edge like the edge of my dresser and I wipe the brush over the tissue over the edge to get all the excess makeup out. Then every 2 weeks I do a deep clean. Get a bar of some kind (towel rack, clothes hanger) and rubber bands. Get some warm, running water, and either some baby shampoo or some brush cleaner (though honestly I just use shampoo) and wet your brushes, bristles pointing downwards always. You don't want to get water trapped inside the little metal/plastic attaching ring thingy. Add a dot of shampoo to your hand and swish that brush around. It'll be gross. Good. You'll always remember to do it now that you know how gross your brushes get. Rinse bristles down. Dry bristles down by wrapping the rubber band around the handle and attaching to your rod/hanger.


This is what I cannot live without

  1. Naked Basics. This is the best $27 I have ever spent in my life. I use it every single friggin day. All of the colors are perfect neutral mattes from lightest light to darkest dark. I even use one of the colors to fill my eyebrows. It's perfect.

  2. Wet n Wild Liquid Liner. I've become a liquid liner addict. It really helps make it look like I have eyelashes. The brush is very firm and very thin so I always end up with a line where I want it.

  3. Urban Decay 24/7 glide on liner in Smoke. I have very light eye lashes. So I tight line.. Trust me. You want to tight line.

  4. Clump Crusher I love this mascara. It really is non-clumping and while it doesn't give me the longest lashes in the world it makes them look fuller because there's no clumps.

  5. Smashbox BB Cream. This is just the BB cream I use. It does what all the BB creams do but I happen to match the 'Fair' color very well.

  6. Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. This shit smells like chocolate. I'm not even joking. I'm new to bronzer, but it's perfect for my skin tone.

  7. Sephora Blush. I'm still learning about blushes but I like that this one is matte. I'm not a sparkle face girl.

  8. Lipstick. I have too many to choose. See this comment I did where I swatch and rated every lipstick I have.

  9. E.L.F eye shadow primer You need primer. No. You need it.

    Makeup For You

    So if you're just starting out again you don't want to go spending a stupid amount of money before you figure out what you like. So here are my suggestions for you specifically.

  10. Eyeshadow. Now if you can afford it, I highly recommend Urban Decay Naked Basics. But that's $27. So in lieu of that I suggest you get some Wet n Wild Eyeshadows. Maybe this one or this one.

  11. Eye shadow primer. Go to target and find the ELF section and get primer. It's a dollar and it will make your eye shadow amazing. No reapplying no smudging no creasing. Just perfect perfect eyes. It comes in other colors too, you may want to get a shade darker if you want to match your skin tone.

  12. Eyeliner. I would say get a pencil in either black or dark brown. I don't know if liquid liner is right for your eye shape but if you want to give it a go then you do whatever you want; it's your face.

  13. Eyelashes. Get a lash curler. Two to three curls and you should be good. I'd say black mascara for you.

  14. Eyebrows. I'm not an eyebrow expert but you're probably going to want to shape and fill in your eye brows (unless you love them just the way they are). For shape I'd go to a professional first before you wax at home or go plucking away. Then for filling in you can just use an eyebrow kit. Although I've heard complaint that dark eyebrows are the hardest to find a matching color for :(

  15. BB Cream. I hear Etude house kicks butt and it won't break your bank.

  16. Concealer. I love Maybelline 24 Hour Superstay Concealer it's awesome. You want to blend that stuff too, don't just dot it on.

  17. Blush. I think maybe a peachy blush but pictures don't always show stuff right for skin tone so maybe you need pink. I can't really tell.

  18. Bronzer. You've got great cheek bones. I would skip this for now. Unless you're super gungho in which case: I'd check out The Balm.

  19. Lipstick. Cheap and amazing lipstick is NYX and I think a nice natural shade would look great on you. But seriously, if you live near an ulta, nyx is like $3.99-$5.99 for lipstick. It's amazing. Or everyone goes gaga for these Etude House Bunny Glosses.

    Anyway, I think you look really great and that's the best start is being confident and having a natural beauty. Also I love your hair. But if you have any questions just let me know :)
u/jsxca · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

This would be just over $100:

u/Eyes_Tee · 3 pointsr/niceguys

Sorry about you being laid off. That really sucks.

The routine isn't anything special--it's a simplified version of some advice I found over at /r/SkincareAddiction. You should go there if you're looking to really get into it. I intentionally kept it simple just so that I more easily keep up with it.

I mostly concentrated on my face, since I'm really prone to getting acne. In the evenings, I'll wash my face with Cerave Foaming Cleanser and exfoliate with Stridex pads. Wait for that to dry while I brush my teeth and then moisturize with Cerave cream. Wait for that to set in while I floss and put my hair up, and then I use a spot treatment on whatever acne I'm developing. Change my pillowcase every other day. In the mornings, it's the same thing minus the exfoliating pads and spot treatment. For the rest of my body, I just moisturize with cocoa butter lotion twice a day.

Like I said, it's not much. But it's a big step forward when you used to just wash your face once a day and leave it at that. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

u/happinessinmiles · 3 pointsr/AskTrollX

I'd recommend starting slow. Start with a mild foaming cleanser, a basic moisturizer, and a sunscreen. If you want to add more stuff on for your acne, check out /r/SkincareAddiction and /r/AsianBeauty. Their sidebars are seriously amazing.

But for a cleanser, you can't go wrong with CeraVe foaming cleanser. It's cheap, easily available, and gentle for any kind of skin. There's a bunch of theories on which kinds are best, but I've seen all sorts recommend this cleanser.

Moisturizer is really key as well. Dry skin can cause acne just because your skin is craving moisture! CeraVe and Aquaphor as well as natural stuff like Jojoba oil or Coconut oil have been talked about a lot as good options here. I'm still in search for a really good one I gel with. I do use as a light moisturizer Mizon's Snail Recovery Gel as it also clears up small cuts and inflammation as well. Be patient with this step, as some moisturizers can break you out.

Sunscreen is honestly like 100% of skincare, I'm convinced now, after plunging head first into the two mentioned subs. I use This Japanese one cuz it's cheap on Amazon and has one of the highest pH ratings out there. This Korean one is also highly praised online.

But the fun part I really like? MASKS! OMG MASKING! I love wash offs like Origins' Charcoal Mask (great for acne!) and Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask are both awesome choices! I'm also a big fan of sheet masks (they put the good-for-you goop on a piece of fabric so it's easy to apply). These are the ones I usually buy because it's a great value and they work amazing. You usually only mask for 15-20 minutes and it's like a mini me-time spa-time for me. Doing this like twice a week has done wonders for my skin!

Have some fun with your skincare journey! I'm having fun with finding my perfect self pampering routine. It's more a form of self care for me now, so I feel a little sad if I miss any steps at this point. Hope that helps some! :)

u/nevets4444 · 3 pointsr/adderall

Hey man, ive been a nail biter for about probably 15+ years. decided to get rid of this nasty habit and bought some nail biting detergent polish. it honestly is so repulsive you will not want your hands near your mouth. ive almost kicked my habit but i need to constantly reapply it. i strongly recommend this for anyone battling this.


u/wolfheart1125 · 3 pointsr/calmhands

Amazon Although I did see that says but to be used for children under 3, so its only an option if nothing else works until then...

u/m1cro83hunt3r · 3 pointsr/calmhands

There are a few products that could help:

Mavala Switzerland Mavala Stop nail biting, 0.3 Fl Oz

Nail Quail - Strong Will Anti-Nail Biting Click Pen, 7ml, Made in USA

u/ShawnS4363 · 3 pointsr/AskMen

I've bit my nails since I was a little kid. At the end of January my GF bought THIS from Amazon. Two applications was all it took, I haven't bit my nails since the first week of February.

u/Littleflurp · 3 pointsr/lifehacks

There are biting deterrent aids that you can try. Here is one

u/bad_tipper · 3 pointsr/IAmA

I was exactly the same for like 15 years. until i found this stuff:

this nasty shit is like magic. i had this on for a week, (only 1 application) and I slipped once or twice, but that awful taste does something to your subconscious and I haven't had the urge to bite at all since. any small urges are easy to resist now. I would offer to give you the bottle, but I want to save it for a while just in case.

u/strig · 3 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Similar to the spicy stuff on your fingers idea, there exists a product that you apply to your fingers sort of like nail polish. It's used to prevent nail biting. It's clear, odorless, and you can't tell it's there, but it tastes AWFUL. Probably the most terribly bitter taste you've ever experienced.

I found it in a joke shop in Sweden for putting on people's food to fuck with them, but I think that this or this is the same thing.

Slop some of that on your fingers and you'll regret nibbling. Similar to what SFL said, it usually happens to me when I'm really stressed out and concentrating hard on something. After finals are done, my fingers usually heal up nicely.

u/WadeK · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

There's this clear nail polish that tastes like death. It's barely noticeable with no smell, so guys use it too, and whenever you go in for a bite you get this nasty, rancid, bitter flavor. After about two or three weeks, the habit is dropped.
That might be the stuff, but I know there are other products out there you can try.

u/token_bastard · 3 pointsr/Warhammer40k

For me, honestly, I just realized that two of my incisors were so worn down from biting my nails that they couldn't touch anymore when I bite, so I just quit cold turkey. As /u/rjjm88 said, if you have something good to replace it with for the auto-oral response (something to chew on when you're nervous/stressed), it helps out a ton. I actually work at a cigar shop and smoke quite a few cigars, which I inevitably end up chewing on as I smoke them. Not that I recommend that, but as said, have something you can nibble on handy and it'll help a bit. There's also stuff like this,, though that gets a little extreme.

u/psychosox · 3 pointsr/calmhands

This is what I've used to recently stop biting:

It worked wonders for me. I would bite at the skin around my finger continuously. My wife would always tell me to stop, but I just couldn't. I would do it subconsciously and consciously, because if I didn't do it, my mind would break and I couldn't focus on anything else.

The Mavala stuff is so bitter, that you rapidly develop an aversion to putting your hand near your mouth. It even makes it so you don't want to eat food with your hands, as the stuff will rub off on the food and taint it.

I used it for about 3 weeks and haven't used it at all this week. I have no more desire to bite at my fingers. I still will occasionally pick at them, but the picking was never much of a problem for me, and I'm using Aquaphor to help make my fingers smooth so I don't have the dry / cracked fingers.

I'm sorry that you are going through this, though, as it really sucks. I hope my suggestion can help solve your problem in the way it seems to have solved mine.

Good luck.

u/pikaluva13 · 3 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Not that you necessarily looking for solutions to stop, but I'd recommend something like this. It tastes bitter and encourages you to keep your nails out of your mouth.

u/SiriaCanis · 3 pointsr/Nails

There is a type of nail polish that you can buy that is specifically to aid in stopping nail biting! You put a coat on your nails and when you find yourself biting your nail you will be met with a horridly bitter taste! It is kind of interesting conditioning approach to stopping the habit :). Here is one that has good reviews on amazon: [Mavala Stop Nail Biting] (

u/PigmeyPuff · 3 pointsr/malegrooming

Hey im a nail technician and used to be a horrid nail biter. I've coached many through the habit! Everything these ppl said is true but im going to provide you with some links:

1- Nail file - you dont need a glass one obv but they last forever and are more sustainable.

2- Cuticle Nippers- I would, like u/deskais said, keep them with you all the time for a while and use that when you have a hang nail or rough cuticle you want to pick at. This one is a pretty inexpensive pair that comes with a cuticle pusher to push your cuticles back with.

3- Disgustig nail polish - I've heard tales of people chewing through it but that is mind boggling to me. It tastes awful and will at the very least remind you if you are biting at them subconsciously. There is another brand called "stop the bite" but it wears off and isn't so bad. This one stays on until you remove it.

4- Cuticle Cream. This one is important and would be my #1 choice if you only picked one. Moisturize that shit every day. Keep it on your nightstand or in your car so you dont forget. If they aren't dry, there will be nothing to pick at and they will look so much better.

Id also get a professional manicure just to see how they do it and then that will help you learn how to do it yourself, and it will clean them up and then all you have to do is keep it up with at home care.


Good luck! Id love to see a followup post in a month if you remember.

u/misinformasian · 3 pointsr/Nails

I have bit my nails all my life and was finally able to stop 2 years ago (I'm 28 now) because of this stuff. It's just nasty. Keep putting it on and be consistent with it. Once they've grown out more there are lots of products you can use to help strengthen your nails.

If you're super desperate, I've heard good things about hypnosis.

u/SpockforPresident · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Hi there :) There's this nail polish that tastes icky but looks like a clear coat in order to deter biting. It helps when you don't even know you're doing it. Kinda tastes like ear wax. Hope it helps!

u/Lazy_Gremlin · 3 pointsr/calmhands

I have found no bite nail polish to help a ton. Mavala Switzerland Mavala Stop Nail Biting, 0.3 oz

u/omnidirectional · 3 pointsr/calmhands

I have a similar unconscious habit, and I need a strong and consistent reminder not to do it. Paint this stuff on the parts that you don't want to bite, and you will quickly learn not to bite there =;-)

u/tonytwotoes · 3 pointsr/confidence

There is this clear coat you can use on your nails, here.

Personally, I have the same habit, only not as bad. I can stop myself as long as my nails aren't over a certain length. Once they get longer I can't seem to hold myself back, though, so I make sure my car, room, bathroom and kitchen have nail clippers so i can abate the urge.

u/lazyhappyass · 3 pointsr/starterpacks

Try this. Mavala Switzerland Mavala Stop Nail Biting, 0.3 oz

u/Callque · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
u/aavm0720 · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've been using Thayer's Rose Petal Witch Hazel quite recently as a pre-makeup application toner and it's been doing a great job with keeping my skin more balanced, which then keeps my foundation in place. I'm obsessed with this stuff.

P.S. Keeping an eye out for future answers in this particular thread. I've had the worst luck with primers and setting sprays, so I'm curious to see what others have to recommend.

u/missprecocious · 3 pointsr/TrollMUA

Thayer's is what I use. I think you can get it at health stores, too! I also use it occasionally throughout the day if I am feeling greasy when I am not wearing makeup around the house but don't want to dry out my face by washing.

u/queeniebelle · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Thayers witch hazel with rose water love this stuff

u/bigbootyjudgejudy_ · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Hi, first off. I recommend checking out /r/SkincareAddiction. They know a lot about the ins and outs of products. But here's my little bit of wisdom; as someone (F23) who has been struggling with hormonal acne these past few months, I noticed the biggest increase in my skin appearance when I changed my diet. I started this elimination diet called Whole30 just over 2 weeks ago and have seen dramatic improvements in my skin this past week. You may not need to go on a 30 day cleanse, but I recommend cleaning up your diet as much as you can and then re-introducing certain foods to see if it triggers a breakout. Maybe try giving up things like dairy and sugar, and then bring them back after a few weeks to see if they may be throwing your hormones out of whack (because no doubt, your acne is a hormonal issue). Some bits about makeup and products; I stopped using a primer (Benefits POREfessional) and liquid foundation (Urban Decay Naked foundation). I don't know if these products were clogging my pores, but I feel better taking a break from them. I started to just use a set of Bare Minerals powders instead. I also use a micellar water to take my makeup off. Garnier SkinActive Micellar water (pink cap) works great, followed by a cleanser (CeraVe), toner (Thayers Witchhazel), and moisturizer (YesToCarrots Daily Moisturizer) -- this is my pm routine, as it involves makeup removal. In the morning, I use the cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and follow up with EltaMd SPF 46 sunscreen. This sunscreen is specifically made to reduce current redness from past/present acne and protect you from the sun. You need to wear it everyday. Hope this all helps! And good luck. Having bad skin can really take a toll on your self-esteem, but just remember that it's never permanent!

Edit: added links

u/oneytwenty · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Yes! Stick to non-alcohol witch hazel. I've recently added it to my routine and am very happy with it. I use Dr. Thayer's: Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera ~ 12 oz

u/UnderCityLights · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

You can also try Tend Skin or Thayer's Witch Hazel.

I tend to use some leftover ProActiv Revitalizing Toner because it has witch hazel, aloe vera, and glycolic acid (for exfoliation).

u/IAmASquishyBunny · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

It's more like a slightly thicker water. I'm on mobile so excuse the ugly link

u/albino_polar_bears · 3 pointsr/IncelTears

You can definitely try that. This is a good starting toner if you want to try the method I'm using now. You can get cotton pads in any drug stores, but I personally prefer the Japan muji cotton pads (available on amazon) - they feel a lot nicer/softer than the typical western pads (which always feel too scratchy).

u/pietro-crespi · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've always liked this toner

u/ms_kittyfantastico · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Witch hazel

The actual glycerin I have is from Garden of Wisdom, but it should all be the same (NOW Foods on Amazon)

u/cakebyte · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

As others have mentioned, it's likely KP. I'm not positive I have KP, but I was pretty unhappy with the texture of my legs and the backs of my arms. I started using a Salux cloth, and I've seen awesome improvement in my skin texture. You might try that. Also the Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy lotion gets good reviews for reducing KP.

u/phoenixphaerie · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I use Alpha Skin Care's 12% glycolic acid lotion:

Its much stronger than amlactin (which I also use). It is expensive but I only use it for razor bumps, so my bottles last several months.

I also use a "salux" Japanese wash cloth for physical exfoliation every other day with light pressure (no need to tear up your skin):

I use them together to keep my razor bump prone skin baby smooth. Some people's skin may be too sensitive for that, so ymmv.

u/SadElvenMermaid · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

similar to salux towels i think! (i say this because i bought the salux towels but now i kinda want to buy the italy towel)

u/RikF · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Japanese wash cloth. It's like one of those scrunchie wash things, but with a much denser weave and shaped like a short scarf. Ball it up to scrub under the arms, then grab an end in each hand to scrub the back. You will not look back.

Here's an example

u/Pickled_Pankake · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Check out /r/skincareaddiction , they will probably recommend this for oily skin.

u/AlaskanFeesh · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

Some things that might help:

Anything that goes near your chin (hands, chinstraps, jacket collars, pillows, etc) needs to be washed regularly and thoroughly. Try to touch your face as little as possible!

A good cleanser and chemical exfoliant can help you out. Some commonly recommended products here on SCA are CeraVe's foaming cleanser and Stridex pads (the red box, not green box). Both will help keep your skin clean and remove any bacteria that are causing you problems. It is important when using an exfoliant that you use a lotion afterwards so your skin doesn't get too dry, moisturized skin feels and looks better! Another common product here is CeraVe's lotion (there's a pump kind that's thinner, and a jar kind that's thicker and creamier).

Hydrocolloid bandages are a godsend if you have any active acne! If the blemish is 'open', cut off a small portion of the bandage and put that on the offending zit after you wash and moisturize your face for the night. By the time you wake up, most (if not all) of the fluid from the acne will be absorbed into the bandage, leaving the blemish flat and less red.

I hope this information is helpful to you! Acne can be so painful and embarrassing, but it can be managed and fixed. Best of luck! :)

u/pyramix · 3 pointsr/amazon

This is not true. You should clarify that this is speculation on your part. Amazon does update prices, like all retailers, but it's not to trap people to subscribe and then raise prices on them. These items are also sold separately (non-subscription), and SnS is just a discount over whatever that price happens to be at the time.

As a heavy SnS user, I've found the prices do fluctuate sometimes (I've also seen them go down from my subscription price). But even when they increase, I find that Amazon still has it for the lowest or close to it online. For instance, is right now $9.57 at StocknGo, $11.99 on Ebay, $16.18 at Drugstore ($10.19 + shipping), $18 something at Rakuten, etc.

u/almualim1 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


Thank you for the great thread. I am just building my kit at the moment so wanted to get some suggestions. My background:

I am a 24 year old male who has had acne since I was a teenager. I used to have Moderate acne but it has reduced to a mild case of acne mainly on cheeks and forehead. I believe I have oily skin as well. I have been using Proactiv most recently and found that it was working. I typically use it once a day with the three step process. I am considering moving to the following set up based on the post:

  1. Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser
  2. Stridex Medicated Pads for Exfoliating
  3. Cerave Moisturizing Cream
  4. Eltamd UV Clear SPF 46

    I am planning on following the AM/PM routine mentioned by OP. My question is that is this a good place to start? This kit will be costing me close to $50 so just wanted to get some suggestions before i purchase. Thanks for the help!
u/thinkasecondtime · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Yep. I bought this:

Said it would take a month to deliver but it was maybe 12 days or something much shorter. Works well for me.

u/PixelOrange · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

An easy way to find out if it's your razor: Buy a Silver Tone. They cost $2.03 plus free shipping

I have one and I love it. I've never had a closer shave. What kind of blades are you using? Maybe try something sharper? Like Feathers?

u/faMine · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

This guy or one of the previously linked Maggard razors

u/girlwithruinedteeth · 3 pointsr/asktransgender

I have a shaving tip for every transfemale here.

Do not use store bought razors, they're garbage and awful for your skin.

Do yourself a favor and pick up a Safety razor and feather platinum coated blades.

It's far smoother, cleaner and closer of a shave. smoother skin=better make up application.

This is even more important if you're black or have africanized skin and hair like I do.

It takes a bit of effort and dexterity to learn, but once you do the store bought razors are just...trash.

Oh yeah and its WAY WAY WAY cheaper than store bought trash.

u/naturalstrike · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Well if you wanna just try it for pretty cheap, there is a silver tone de razor that is less than $3 shipped, you could get an arko shave stick for about $4. And there is brushes for $8 or so. Then you could get a blade sampler pack you can design yourself ( pick which blades you want) in a pack of 5,7,10,15. Depending on how many you want and how much you want to spend. There is also proraso shaving cream, both proraso and arko are easy to lather.


Arko shave stick-

Proraso red-

Proraso green-

Cheap brush-

And for a shaving bowl, you can get a bowl from the dollar store or something if you want. Or something in your house.
Sorry it took so long to respond, I'm on my phone right now.

u/Chazboski · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

I appreciate it man, this is the double edge I grabbed and I'm liking it so far, although I'm paranoid about using it on the front of my neck. (In all fairness, I get really creeped out/bothered by anything touching the front of my throat, and something like this terrifies me a bit).

Right now it seems to be working, but I'm trying to make sure I'm going into all of it right. How often do you change the blade on yours?

u/lemtzas · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I would not trust a 3 dollar anything with the safety of my face.

EDIT: I think I spent around $50 to get started with wet shaving. I used some spray shaving cream I already had.

EDIT2: The reviews for this seem favorable on Amazon. Though a lot of the lower reviews are along the lines of "I wish I got a better quality one", "too light", "you get what you pay for", and "arrived with manufacturing defect". Perhaps I would trust this with my face.

EDIT3: Relevant?

u/chipmunk7000 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Amazon has a couple for REALLY cheap and they are good quality.. If I find the one I bought I'll link it to you, because it's fantastic and was like 6 bucks or something


u/BoredGoat · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle - exercise, drink water, get enough sleep, avoid processed foods and foods high in bad fats and sugars.
  • Don't touch your face or pick at/pop your acne.
  • Change your bed sheets and pillowcases regularly (2-3 times a week).
  • Use Hydrocolloid Bandages to suck the pus out of zits overnight. Seriously, they're miraculous.
  • An AHA exfoliant will help with scarring. Sun exposure will make scars darken, so wear plenty of sunscreen.
  • Neem Oil seems to work for some. I've never tried it.
  • A masque can help dry out zits or bring them to the surface, faster.
  • Benzoyl peroxide (I use 5% but 2% is recommended to start with, especially as you have sensitive skin) applied as a spot treatment can also be effective.
u/lilgadget · 3 pointsr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

I use these ones to clear my acne and help with wound healing. They come in two sizes that are just right for the job!

u/mixterrific · 3 pointsr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

Well, they're really supposed to draw out all the liquid from the pimple, which they do great. Here's a couple brands (I think the Nexcare ones work better but the CosRx ones are cheaper):



They cover the whole area, so you're also prevented from picking at it. You can see it working, the patch is translucent and when it has drawn out moisture it gets opaque and bulges a little. They really, really work and are non-medicated so not as drying as some ointments.

u/gaseum · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Firstly, ditch both the Apricot scrub and the Garnier. You're better off using nothing at all rather than those. It's like saying, "I'm trying to start drinking more water, but I'm going to get through this bottle of vodka first to save money." It's counterproductive.

  1. Leave your breakouts alone. Don't touch them. Consider putting hydrocolloid bandages on them.

  2. Yes. After you've switched to your new cleanser, use it for two weeks and make sure you're don't have any negative reactions to it. Then add in an exfoliant. I suggest starting with Paula's Choice 1% BHA Lotion. Use it at night between cleansing and moisturizing for two weeks. Monitor your skin carefully for signs of irritation, redness, or flakiness. If all is well, up it to twice a day. Try this for two weeks. If you notice any irritation, cut back to once a day. This is the lower strength formula, so if you use it twice a day and you're seeing some improvement but not as much as you want, you can consider purchasing the 2% next time. Because of your eczema and skin sensitivities, I'd like to start you on the lower strength first though.

  3. Yes, you need to wear sunscreen. It's not just being outside, it's any time you're exposed to daylight (coming in the windows, driving a car, etc.) Even if it were just 30 minutes a day of exposure, yes, you need sunscreen. Eczema can be tricky - you never know what will set it off. That said, try Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30. I would introduce this before the you start using an exfoliant because proper suncare is the number one thing you can do to protect your skin. So switch cleansers -> two week test period -> replace morning moisturizer with this SPF -> two week test period -> BHA once a day -> two week test period -> BHA twice a day. Got it? :)

  4. No. Vitamin pills don't do anything and are actually contraindicated for some disorders. We're not allowed to give dietary advice on here, but the best I can say is that if you want vitamins to be effective in your body, you need to consume them in whole foods.

  5. By blackheads, do you mean sebaceous filaments? The BHA I suggested will help.

  6. A lot of dark circles is just genetics. Eye cream is a waste of money. There's nothing special about eye creams that you can't get from a moisturizer. The number one thing you can do is...wait for it...wear sunscreen every day. Seriously. Always wear sunscreen and sunglasses when you're outdoors. After you finish testing all your other products, consider adding the Paula's Choice Resist Skin Brightener under your eyes after your exfoliant and before your moisturizer twice a day (again, work up to it with two-week test periods). I've been using this for a while and have seen a very slight improvement. The best piece of advice for getting rid of dark circles is to invest in a good concealer to hide them! If you're willing to fork over the cash, the Q-switched ruby laser is an effective treatment.

  7. "toner" has no real meaning other than a liquid you put on your face. There are a TON of awful toners, and some quite good ones as well. The best toners will help replenish ingredients stripped by cleansing as well as introduce other beneficial chemicals to your skin. For you, I might try the Paula's Choice Clinical Redness Relief. This is what I use for my toner as well. It comes after cleansing and before exfoliating. Remember that if you introduce new products, you need to do them one at a time with a two week test period in between.

    I hope this has helped! Let me know if you need clarification or if you have any other questions! <3
u/kinganti · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Merkur does a long handle version.

Also, the Lord L6 has a long handle.

If it was me picking between these two... I'd choose the Merkur.

u/GregorDeth · 3 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

Something like this, buy whichever one you can find that's the cheapest and you like the most

u/tasty_pathogen · 3 pointsr/Frugal

I have a Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor that I like very much. It costs the same as two or three packs of Gilette Mach 3 cartridges.

I'm not sure that it matters much. There are cheap chinese copies that you can get for $3 but I would assume that these are no good.

There is a subreddit called /r/wicked_edge that deals with this stuff. They can probably answer all your questions.

u/digitalrain · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Sure thing. I personally have the Merkur Model 180/23C, but please check /r/wicked_edge's Double Edge Kit Suggestions threads in their sidebar. Can't go wrong with those.

u/MT1982 · 3 pointsr/videos

I've always heard that safety razors are the best.


Spare blades

50 blades for $35, but in reality since those are double edged blades it's like getting 100 blades because you'll use one side till it dulls then switch to the other. Then once side two is dull you'll put in a new blade. I'm sure you can find cheaper blades as well.

u/DStoo · 3 pointsr/Frugal
u/tinytimthetickler · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

My wife had her first DE shave last night with a Merkur 180 with the blade it came with, a Vie-Long Horse Hair Brush, and Kiss My Face Pomegranate Grapefruit and loved it.

Though she hasn't had anything to compare it to she definitely enjoyed it more than cartridge shaving.

u/scubanarc · 3 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

It's hard for me to not mention 4 important items that every man should have in their shaving kit:

merkur 180 long handled razor

feather blades, the sharpest you can buy

For sensitive skin and a close shave, this combo is hard to beat. Bonus items if you really want to shave well:

proraso, numbs the pain

boar bristle brush, really makes the lather

Wet shaving FTW!

u/Levema · 3 pointsr/Frugal

I went with the Mekur model 180 long handled razor, with Proraso shaving soap. I also got a real badger brush after reading some reviews about how they were better than the synthetic kind.

I am really impressed with the Mekur. It's all metal and really easy to take apart and clean. I would definitely recommend the long-handled version though, because it's not all that long. But I have biggish hands, so that might just be me.

With the badger brush, well... I really like mine now. But when I took that thing out of the box the stank that it produced was prodigious. I soaked it for about two weeks alternately in vinegar and conditioner (both recommendations I found through google). Now it just smells like the shaving soap.

I usually shave after I get out of the shower, because it's easier for me. I fill up the sink with hot water and use that for wetting the brush and cleaning off the razor. Dip the brush to start out, and shake out some of the water. Too much water makes a really loose foam with the shaving soap. Cover however much of your leg you want with the soap (I do by sections, rather than the whole thing at once). Shave one or two passes with the razor, then rinse it. And repeat.

Be extra careful around knees and ankles because, as some of the other ladies have attested, you can cut yourself wicked bad. I have a couple of new scars to prove it. For those areas, you just have to go a little slower and pay attention to what you're doing.

It has definitely helped with my razor burn/bumps problems, in a big way. As an added bonus, my legs are also softer from using the shaving soap.

u/Khromasoul · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Just finished shaving and had to come here to talk about it! I never knew shaving could be this great! Good bye crappy cartridges and goopy aerosol creams!

Here's the links to the stuff I got:

Merkur Model 180 Long Handled Safety Razor

Van Der Hagen Men's Luxury, Shave Set

Proraso Ultra Sensitive Pre and Post Shave Cream with Aloe and Green Tea


Any suggestions on other supplies I should pick up to make my shave even better?

Oh and if you're wondering, the basket in the back is something my family's always done. We have a basket of really common toiletries that we keep in the guest bathroom (I shave in the guest bathroom when no one's staying with us so I don't have to fight the missus for counter space) in case our guests forgot to bring something with them.

u/timmojo · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Bingo. I'll take this one step further by suggesting that you start shaving with a safety razor, and using a really good, mild shave soap applied with a badger hair brush. The people over at /r/wicked_edge got you covered.

I always had whiteheads and irritation on my chin the day after I shaved. I was using the gilette mach 3, grocery store-bought shaving gel, etc. Every time I shaved, my face would break out the next day where I had shaved. I tried switching to a norelco dry electric shaver, and that helped a bit, but shaving with those things sucks because they don't give you as close a shave, and they are terrible at shaving the neck.

So I read up on /r/wicked_edge, spent a few bucks on amazon on a handle, box of blades (these are RIDICULOUSLY cheap), a badger hair brush, and a mild shave soap and aftershave. Now I'm basically whitehead and irritation-free after every shave. Not to mention I love shaving now, and it's the smoothest, closest shave I've ever had. One really nice bonus is that you won't be dropping $4 per cartridge anymore. Using these old-school blades costs about $0.10 per blade, depending on what brand you get! Be sure to only use the blades once, maybe twice before throwing it out and replacing it. This is key for you specifically, since your face seems really sensitive to dirty / used razors. And at ten cents a pop, you can afford to replace them every other time you shave.

So if you have a few bucks to spend and don't mind trying it out, switch to your grandpa's safety razor-style shaving. I'll include some links (no referral codes, just straight amazon), and some youtube videos that show you how to shave.

One last note: If you do switch to safety razors, watch the youtube videos on how to do it first. You can (and at first, will) cut yourself very easily with these things. You'll learn how to use them, but if you just jump right in and try to shave the same way you did with your mach 3, you'll slice your face up like Edward scissor hands. You have to re-learn how to shave properly.

u/Andowsdan · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Yep, there is also the Puff brand cotton, if you cant get the MUJI in France for some reason. Basically, just make sure you have Japanese Organic Cotton. Also, watch videos on the Scottish Roll wicking technique. Such a beautiful way to wick.

u/Nimbus_Cl0ud · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

wire cutters, ceramic tip tweezers, pointed-curved needle tweezers (helps with cotton), cotton, wire (round or clapton), Coilmaster jig (not needed but incredibly handy), and cotton cutting scissors.Just to help you out even further ill link to specific items that are of quality and are cheap.

Wire cutters: (3$)

ceramic tip tweezers for squeezing coils: (3$)

needle tweezers : (1.50$)

cotton (puffs, labo): (6.50$ for like 200 sheets or something)

coilmaster jig: (7.50$)

alternatively you can spin your own coils with this jig: (2$)

cotton cutting scissors : (1.50$)

wire-cutters: (3$)

pliers: (3.50$)

Remember when ordering from fasttech either use e-packet or DHL unless you want to have to wait like a year to get your stuff lol. You can also get wire from fasttech however I would Strongly suggest getting all your wires from Lightning Vapes, they have very high quality stuff for cheap also their premade 26x2/36 fused clapton spools are phenomenal. Hope this all helps sure you can just buy a builders kit but know you will be paying about 15x the amount you would if you just bought them separately however it is definitely really convenient

u/fridge13 · 3 pointsr/ECR_UK

sure fused Claptons are great! but thats gonna ohm out very low in dule coil, 0.3ohm to 0.2 mabey lower, can your mod/battery handle that? if the answer to that is im not sure... dont do it!!! first go read more about ohms law and battery's . i dont want you blowing your mod up ;)

ok time for many links


hook nose/needle nose tweasers for wicking

ceramic tweezers for coils

more ceramic tweezers these ones come with a coil jig!

wire cutters you need to get flush cutters so you can trim as close to the deck as posible

coil jig

alternatively you can go for a tool kit with everything in this one is legit good and even comes with some wire and cotton, the other cheaper versions like the ones i own are knock off's of this one and while usable are just not as good.


ok so your all jazzed on fused claptons but as its your first builds that may not be wise so here are some options, remember the lower the number the bigger the wire and therefore the lower the ohm.

kanthal 24g plain kanthal nice thick gauge good for beginners!

clapton 26g thin higher ohm clapton

clapton 24g thicker lower ohm clapton

fused clapton 2x24g big huge super low ohm fused Clapton, looks kinda funky but thats just how premade fused comes, i usually spin mine in a drill with pliers to take the twist out and make it easier to wrap.

staple wire incorectly labeled as alien this is staple/faltpton wire also super low ohm, its stacked ribbon wire with a Clapton around it


fast cotton

cheap cotton

ok so theese are the same cotton almost exactly the difference being the fast option will get to you sooner, the cheap option is a huge bulk amount for a vastly reduced price but it will take a while to get to you like maybe a few weeks.

once you've got all that shit together its time to coil n wick.

coiling is easy so i wont cover that.
wicks can be a little tricky

  1. take a cotton pad and cut a 4-6mm wide strip following the groove in the cotton,

    its important to have enough cotton to be snug in the coils ( to help it stop burning and wick enough juice otherwise dry hits)

    but not enough to jam up the wicking holes in the deck stoping the juice flowing up and giving you dry hits ... its a fine line

  2. remove the top and bottom lair

  3. roll it into a tube between your fingers

  4. pinch the end and roll into a point then insert it into your coils

  5. trim the ends

  6. prime the wicks and coils with some juice

  7. push them down into the wick holes

    jobs done vape on!

    hope this was helpful if you have any other questions go nuts

    i actually really enjoyed this youve kept me sane through a very long shift at work ;)
u/TheILupo · 3 pointsr/ECR_UK

Hey man, here's what I use and the pretty basic needs:

get yourself a coil building kit, makes things much easier: Here

That will give you all the tools needed as well as some kanthal wire.

I suggest purchasing more wire though, gives you the freedom to find your favourite gauge: [Here] (

You will also want some cotton, [this] ( stuff is the bees knees but takes forever to deliver from japan. So pick up some cotton in the mean time, I like [this] (

Then all you will need is your juice!

u/northwest_juice · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Well I buy them on Amazon. $5 per 200. That's 2.5 cents per sheet. They are charging 200 cents per sheet. That's 80* the purchase price. Or 8000% markup. And here they are: ORGANIC Cotton Makeup Puff, Medium

u/redmeansdistortion · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I use this cotton. I've been on the same bag a little over 2 years. I've given plenty to friends and family for both vaping and other purposes and still have about 1/4 bag left.

u/Lasgar · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Overall looks fine and fair prices.

I would skip the cotton bacon and just get

I'm still on my first pack from years ago. It is a widely known and used cotton by tons of vapers and the price can't be beat.

The battery, we recommend you only buy your batteries from one of the trusted sources just due to so many counterfeits being out there. This is either illumn, li-ion wholesale, or imrbatteries. The Sony VTC6 is a good choice though. Even if you end up spending a few more dollars total, your safety is not the area you want to skimp on.

u/DJXiej · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Longest lasting vs price? For the sheer amount and what seems like a never ending supply: Labo Puffs Medium Organic Japanese Cotton Pads for less than $7

u/thezlog · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I only do vertical coils in my Kayfun, and life has gotten a lot easier since I got this:

You cut a strip off, peel that apart so it's the right thickness, and slap it together. Easy mode and this stuff wicks very fast. Max VG gets sucked right up, it doesn't bead on it, nor does it need to be massaged in like I had to do with cotton balls.

The strip:

All right!

You can go all the way around with one piece like I did here, or for lower ohms that need extra fast wicking with a bit more of a buffer you can do two strips in a 'C' shape where both ends of one strip are in one well and the other strip's ends are in the other well.

u/thetafour · 3 pointsr/RBA

this is what i use.

Does the job, super cheap and loads of it. Shipping might take a while, but im very happy with it.

u/davo_nz · 3 pointsr/vaporents

The Tip can be replaced with the Titanium tip. that is it.

You can vape hash, just need to buy some organic (Japanese?) cotton or some degummed hemp to put below your hash so it doesn't drip or melt down into condenser.

Only the top of the M and the Cap get hot, but they cool down extremely fast (especially the Cap), and after a few mins you can easily get the cap off with your fingers.

It is definitely worth a purchase imo. Is very efficient and easy to use. Just love mine.

u/Hugh_Jass_Clouds · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I will weigh in on this. I use RTAs almost exclusively. I do also use 2 RDAs on squonk mods, and 1 sub ohm tank. I use the sub ohm tank at work becuase it is cheap and discreet in its vapor production. As for time it takes to rebuild a RDA or RTA? I can do most anything with dual coils in about 20 minutes without cleaning it for a flavor change. Rewickling can take about 5 minutes. I also tend to have my rebuild stuff at the ready though. Until you get the practice in to rebuild it will take you longer, but I also tend to rebuild while I am catching up on TV shows or just before bed. If you are still interested in rebuilding continue reading below.

For the beginner RDA user I would suggest starting with some cotton pads, and wire from Lightning Vapes (can't link to them because reddit is dumb at times). Other things you will need are some micro screwdrivers, and or a coiling jig for building coils on. Start with a gauge of wire around 28 or 26 ish.

For a beginner tank I would say get a Pharaoh or Pharaoh Mini from DigiFlavor. Both are easy to build and wick with a single coil. No messing with dual coils on these, and you can go from near mouth to lung to Cloudchaser if you want.

For an even easier, but not a tank, option would be the Mesh Pro by DigiFlavor paired with some mesh wire from Lightning Vapes. I use the ss 316L 0.37 ohm per foot mesh with it and end up at about .1 ohms. Go higher if you want, but this thing is a flavor beast, and I have no idea why more people don't recommend it. I can rebuild it in about 5 to 10 minutes depending on level of distractions I get.

The last resource I would tell you to use is steam-engine for making coils. You can go from as basic as a single wire spaced to crazy dumb build that can take hours to make with that site. It also includes 5 other calculators that may or may not pique your interest.

If you have any questions about any of what you just read just ask here or pm me. I suspect you will as I dumbed this down to the absolute basics to give you a frame work to go off of.

(P.S. I do not endorce, or even like Rip Trippers. I actually loathe him for the most part. The only thing he ever got right were the 2 RTAs I recommend you, but I think DigiFlavor had more to do with the design than Rip will ever admit.)

u/phroztbyt3 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette
u/PineConePopeye · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Cotton Labo from amazon is what I have been using lately.

u/MoistSoggyBread · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

This is great, I can make better recommendations now. Dove bar soap is great if it doesn't dehydrate your skin, you don't really need a expensive soap; I'd also compare Dove to Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash to see which is cheaper. You said your skin types "dehydrated" so I'd stick to using your CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser only on your face, but make sure this isn't the reason your skin is dehydrated (I don't know if your cleanser foams, but foaming cleansers can further dry out people with sensitive skin). Ultimately, your skin shouldn't feel tight or dry after showering.

If your skin is just dehydrated then you don't really need to add an exfoliant because, yeah they are priced way higher in Canada. Chemical exfoliants are more for evening skin tones and cleaning out pores, but you can check out SN AHA Toner, they should ship internationally. (Even in the US chemical exfoliants can be super pricey)

I personally don't really see a problem with deodorant with aluminum, but I know Lush carries aluminum free deodorant bars and powder that're reasonably priced in Canada, Arm & Hammer has their Essential Deo line, and a lot of vegan deodorants are aluminum free, I have no idea how well any of these products work though :(.

Applying lotion after showering can be really good, doing this seals in moisture. I don't know what CeraVe product your using as a moisturizer, but CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is really good at rehydrating skin due to it having ceramides. If you think that's too expensive/already using it, you can just use it to focus on areas that are really dehydrated; but I'd also check out this lotion. HadaLabo Lotion is a reasonably priced Hyaluronic acid thats great for dehydrated skin and if you use it for full body it should last awhile.

The cocoa butter is more of a cheap alt. for a deep thick moisturizer. Just a warning, I'd be careful with finding a high concentration glycolic acid; those are AHAs and over 15% they verge into chemical peel territory, constant use without having a tolerance can really mess up your moisture barrier. For reference I use Alpha 12% lotion a glycolic acid 2-3 times a week, but it's way more expensive in Canada and this is after using lower concentration acids for about 6 months^^super ^^good ^^for ^^my ^^scars ^^though . My skin types definitely not like yours though so if you can find something cheap I don't want to discourage you, I'd say go for it.

Last thing, I'd look up on humectants and occlusives, you said you use vaseline so I think you have that covered though. I use something akin to vaseline at night after everything else to seal all the moisture in.

I really tried to curate this to you so nothing would be too expensive, but if you use anything recommended it should help a lot. Focus on moisturizing, don't get discouraged we're our own worst critics, post to the sub if you have anymore questions-everyone heres pretty friendly, and good luck!

u/HouseofFiveLeaves · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hello, I'm trying to find the correct ingredients list for this product .The Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist to be precise(according to amazon) and I found a cosdna ingredients thingy that has a pretty similar name, is [this] ( the correct ingredients list?

u/apathetichearts · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Great, you're ahead of the game then.


The Hada Labo Gokujyun Moist is the Hylauronic Acid one... "lotion" is just what the Japanese call hydrating toners. I'm talking about this one, is that what you have? I'd try applying it with a mist and some other hydrating layers and the right moisturizer to seal it in, but you could be sensitive to one if the ingredients too.


Is this the honey you have from Trader Joe's? That's mine, I love the texture of it but any raw honey will do. Someone else actually asked me below how I used it, go take a look there I explained in detail how I use it :)


Have you read Snow White and the Asian Pear's post on what I think she calls "the shell." It's what some dehydrated skin types have, it's this dead layer of skin that keeps products from absorbing. AHA and BHA are your best friend for that. In the meantime, I'd order a konjac sponge to use if you're just going to be using water for now. It'll provide some really gentle exfoliation and help cleanse your skin.


My current hydrating products for daytime are the Tosowoong Green Tea Facial Mist (it's awesome, like a essence in a spray bottle), Cosrx FTE (will be trying a different FTE next though), Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil,HL lotion, Tosowong Propolis ampoule, Scinic Aqua AIO, HL Shirojyun Milk, and Benton Snail Bee Steam Cream to seal it in. I was using the Enprani Moistfull Booskin but I didn't find it very hydrating and I may cut out the Goodal Water Oil due to fragrance.


I sheet mask at least once a day and I use sleeping packs during the day also if I'm just hanging out at home. I've just started sheet masking regularly but I've tried quite a few masks and have a ton more on the way too. So far the ones I would repurchase are the LJH Tea Tree Masks, the Enprani Pearl Masks, the MBD masks in Black Pearl and Imperial Bird's Nest, and the Lovemore masks in Pearl Barley & Milk and Rose Hybrida because they smell amazing and they're super sheer. I also would buy the Tony Moly Pureness 100 masks in Hylauronic Acid and Pearl again, they're good cheap masks to have around. I expect my sheet masks to be super hydrating or brightening otherwise I'm not interested.

u/emma885 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  1. Can someone tell me if there's a difference between these two products?

    Rohto Hadalabo Gokujyun Smooth

    Ulta's Hada Labo Anti Aging Hydrator

  2. If I'm using a 2% BHA underneath an oil based moisturizer, will there be degredation of the moisturizer by the BHA? (I usually wait about 15 mins between the two)

    Thanks, lovely SCA'ers! Hope you all have a great weekend!

    edit: I swear I typed 2 not 1 for the second question but it keeps showing up as 1..... weird!
u/Cubbby · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Looks like the same one, but the older version. This one would be the newer version. I'm not sure what the differences are between the 2 though :/

u/ClemWillRememberThat · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Okay thank you! That confirms what I thought. This week has been brutally cold and windy and I want to step up my moisture game but only saw the Tokyo line available at Walgreens and Ulta. I will be patient and order the Gokujyun online.

One more question for you: Are these the same products?

u/shizade · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have! What worked for me was topical zinc and a DIY tea tree oil/ACV face spray for the fungus. For dehydration, a [hylauronic acid ](Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml) twice a day then a thin layer of Vaseline at night.

u/LizOwd · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Also as someone with very dry skin ont he Asian Beauty Hype Train this:

changed my life. I use it after toner and before moisturizer and it takes away a lot of the flaky dryness. In the morning I use my moisturizer a Nyx primer and the Sephora Perfect Air Brush Foundation and I have no flakes and my makeup feels light, but stays on. The foundation is $28 and looks great in photos and feels very light.

u/mynomdeplumeisplume · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Sure! (FYI, these are not affiliate or referral links):

Kohaku Hada Lotion Moist

Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Moist.

To get the most effective results, they're best applied to a damp face, so apply it right after washing. Just pour a few drops into your palm, rub your hands together and pat it into your skin. Then put on your moisturizer and pray to the benevolent alien overlords for swift skin justice!

u/manziniyo · 3 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

For under-the-skin breakouts I always use stickers like these. I don't normally put anything on my skin underneath them (lotion and such will make them slide around) but these always either bring it to a head or make it go down for me.

u/jingabobo · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Is this the same thing?

u/RebelTimeLord · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use the Nexcare ones from Amazon, haven't seen them in any stores (USA). They work for me, but are the only ones I've ever used so I'm not sure how they compare to other brands.

edit: typo

u/Wasted-years · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

After it comes to a head if you put on of these on it after you pop it, it takes away so much redness and clears it up super quick! These things are life savers for me, it's like a vacuum that just sucks all the gunk out.

u/Brooklyn-NY · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Check this out, it works wonders especially for cystic acne- it’s actually made from the same stuff they use on ulcers.

u/TheLuckyTraveler · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Actually have an aloe plant and just break pieces off and rub it on my face. It’s a great plant because it hates direct sunlight, and you only have to water it like once every 2-3 weeks. Plus it puts off a ton of oxygen so it’s a great, low maintenance indoor plant that’s also great for your skin.

And as far as hydrocolloid bandages go, I buy the nexcare dots off amazon. And the lancets

Nexcare Acne Cover, Drug-Free, Gentle, Breathable Cover, 36 Count

Care Touch Multi Colored Twist Top Lancets 30 Gauge, 300 Lancets

You sound like you have sensitive skin like me honestly. Try to avoid hot water and harsh products and try focusing on healing your skin for a little bit.

u/Britneeswedding · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

These are a lifesaver if you have big spots or whiteheads. Also, blister bandages work just as well. They work on blisters by sucking the liquid out, I guess? And they do the same thing with your face. Sleep with them on, wear them as long/as often as you can. They only take like 2 days to work so it’s a great immediate fix if you can’t woek out anything with a dermatologist! Good luck, and no matter what you’ll look great. You’re more than just your skin!

ETA: these are the type of bandaids I’m talking about. And you could find these at Walgreens or target or wherever. They are a lifesaver.

u/eaglenumberone · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Does Nexcare have bigger ones? The ones that are the size of a nickel ( just fall off if I wear them to bed.

u/Killerchark · 3 pointsr/ladyshavers

I believe you can get them at Walgreens, yes! They look like this - they're see through. The clear ones for blisters work exactly the same.

u/urvirb · 3 pointsr/popping

I usually use these dot ones They work overnight and come in a couple sizes.

u/ask_anything_korean · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can get them from:

u/Lorosaurus · 3 pointsr/CompulsiveSkinPicking

Try not to beat yourself up about it. Use this as a reminder of why you had to quit in the first place and why you won't do it again. As for the self conscious part, everyone gets the random zit & no one really cares as much as you think they will. People on here talk about something they put on their spots, I think it's these things ->

u/cutiehoney12 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

i personally use the cosrx acne master patches, but i think you're more likely to find the nexcare version at your local pharmacy. if you can't, you can usually find a large sheet version and cut them to size. i wear them at night if i've been a lil too rough with my skin and i find they really speed up the healing process vs. keeping them uncovered. good luck & congrats on graduating!

u/lgbtqbbq · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Moist. It's this one.

u/mesahal · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

yeah lol.... your skin looks pretty damn good to me. I zoomed in, which no one does in real life, but maybe i'm seeing you have some dryness on the right side of your nose? Personally I have not liked the CeraVe moisturizers (this sub loves them tho). I found that it made my face feel kinda greasy so i thought i was moisturizing but it wasn't exactly sucking into my skin so i had dry flakes still. after hours on this sub i settled on this Hada Labo "lotion"- it's hyaluronic acid which you can read about further here but it's more like a serum than a 'western' lotion but it's incred for me. idk if you even have a dry skin issue but... imho

I'd say keep your lips, beard, and face moisturized and try maybe and under eye patch with collagen-- they are fun and idk if they work but i feel like a diva doing it and i think it's probably a placebo but i like it. below i saw recs for vitamin c and drinking water which are good suggestions too

u/xprplninja · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you mean this one then it's a toner. It's really just super thin, watery moisturizer that you use before your regular moisturizer though. It's really nice and hydrating.

u/Snix0805 · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yup it's the gold bottle. Here are some links for your reference.

This is the Premium one in a gold bottle with the much thicker consistency.

This is the Hada Labo Moist which is less thicker than the Premium

I'll also include the Hada Labo Light since people often get confused between this and the moist. As its name implies, this toner/lotion is just like water, light enough to easily ne absorbed by the skin.

Dry-skinned people would tend to go for the moist while oily-skinned people could benefit more from the light. I could also see myself using the light one during humid summer days.

u/klh117117 · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Yay! I’m glad to hear that.

I use Cerave! But when my skin was super dry/dehydrated I started also using Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid lotion and it saved my skin and made it more normal than dry. If you’re interested, you can buy it on Amazon and should use it after you cleanse while your face is still a little wet. Then let it soak in - no rinsing required! Follow with moisturizer. On amazon here: Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml)

u/_saratoga · 3 pointsr/japanlife

Shiseido speedy perfect whip. It's great because it foams up without a net and isn't drying like many other cleansers. It's something like 500~700yen at any pharmacy. Follow up with some Hadalabo gel/lotion and you're good to go.

u/R2-B2 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Your face sounds like mine, and I had been messing with my moisture barrier for too long. These two moisturizers have been a godsend for me:

(1) Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion This isn't really a "moisturizer" per se, but it helps bring and keep moisture to the surface of the skin.

(2) Rohto Hada-Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Milk This is an emulsifier, technically, but on top of the hyaluronic lotion, it works as an amazing moisturizer.

u/covermeinmoonlight · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Just to check: are these the same products you're using? I'm mostly looking for moisturizers at the moment!


Nature Republic

u/nomadicfille · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

>I recently stopped by the Grand Asian market (Cary NC)

Could you report back what other brands they carry when you go back? That store has been there since before I moved to Cary as a child ( pre 1995 omg). Only went in there once or twice but when I come back for a visit definitely making a shopping trip (also for the food) there.

As for Hada Labo,the Gokujun Lotion is super popular on the sub as well as in Japan. Also, the moisturizing perfect gel has started to get some love on this sub as well which I think would be good for you as a moisturizer.

u/flowers3459 · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Whaaat? I'm seeing it right here with Prime 2-day shipping.