by dailykongfidence

I know I said I would be doing my skincare favorites every month, but here we are three months later and I am writing August’s skincare favs. The good thing is that the three months allowed me to use my products longer to see which ones I really liked. Almost all of these are part of the Sephora Beauty Insider event so make sure you get these on sale! Without further ado…

/ Sunday Riley Good Genes /
You guys, I am hooked on this! I actually spoke in depth about Sunday Riley products with their founder at an event and was sold on this Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment. The beauty of this hero product is that it exfoliates dull skin, has licorice for enhanced brightening, and smooths and plumps skin while hydrating (it’s like a magic potion)! The rep told me the best thing about this is to use before all your other products because the lactic acid also help absorb the other products you layer on better into the skin. I love this advice because with all the serums, lotions, etc. I put on my face, sometimes it’s hard to know what order everything goes in. I’ve been using Good Genes for about 3 months now and have bought this for friends, recommended it to everyone I know, and truly love this product (not being paid to say this either).

It is a tad pricey but worth it in my opinion. If you want to give it a try, they sell a smaller version which will last you several months too so you can really test it out. Some people say they feel a slight sling when putting it on, but I haven’t had that experience and I use it twice a day morning and night.

/ Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum /
I started using this serum about a month ago because I am always looking for brightening serums that work, and am starting to see the benefits of this vitamin C packed serum. The thing about any vitamin C serum you use is that you have to be mindful that vitamin C is highly unstable and even the wrong type of packaging will cause it to oxidize no longer being beneficial to you (in fact, sometimes doing more damage to your skin cells). The C.E.O. Rapid Flash serum is infused with 15 percent ultra-stable, advanced vitamin C which also oil-soluable and helps quickly absorb into the skin. I recently started breaking out (from bad eating and stress) and this has helped tremendously help get rid of some old acne scars and brighten my overall skin texture.

/ Youth To The People Superfood Skin Reset Antioxidant Mask /
As I mentioned, I was breaking out over the past month mainly on my forehead and this mask has been doing wonders for me. All the amazing greens and foods you should be eating have been packed into this mask (seagreens spirulina, bioactive micro algae, kale, spinach, and green tea) to deliver antioxidants, phytonutrients, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals to restore and rejuvenate skin. It smells amazing (like Nectar Juice Bar) and makes my skin feel hydrated (not drying at all for a clay mask), smooth, and refreshed. I wish they made a smoothie like this too so I could just drink it as well.

/ Double Dare Pulling Gel /
This wash off mask is quite impressive. This is not for your entire face, just for your T-zone area. This pulling gel gently pulls away stubborn blackheads, exfoliates with strawberry seeds and dissolves dead skin cells for a clean complexion. You put it on your T-Zone area on a damp, cleansed face. It starts warming up (so cool and you feel likes it’s actually doing something) and you massage into your nose and forehead in circular motions. I have the Mini Brush that I use with the mask to exfoliate deeper into my pores. You can feel the papaya enzymes tighten pores and it also has alpha hydroxy and glycolic acids to help brighten. I use this twice a week and I feel like the pores on my nose and blackheads are getting smaller!

/ ReFa Carat Roller /
Let’s be honest, I don’t have any extra minutes to spend rolling my face, but if I am going to do it, I want something easy and fast. I have the NuFace toning device which I still use, but when it’s gotta be fast, I always reach for my ReFa roller. This roller is the best because you don’t need to plug it in to charge it and you don’t need to use any additional serums with it! You just roll over your clean face (after all your skincare is done) or on top of a sheet mask to roll and massage the serums in deeper. For the summer days, I have been keeping this roller in my freezer and when I use it it is cold and feels great against my skin.

How it works is that it has a 360 degree multi-angle roll that mimics a deep kneading action to tone and circulate your skin. It feels like its griping and gliding against your skin. It’s soothing and relaxing and honestly it’s just easy to use!

So these are the products I have been using consistently for the past 2-3 months and love. To be clear, none of these are sponsored, I truly love these products and highly recommend you give them a try! Don’t forget to use the discount code for the Sephora Beauty Insider Event!

Below are what I will be buying from the Sephora sale. Are there any new products you want to share? Please let me know in the comments below so I can snag them at a discount!

Rouge Discount Code 20% Off: YESROUGE
VIB Discount Code 15% Off: YESVIB
Insider Discount Code 10% Off: YESINSIDER

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Ashon Rungsung Stanecka September 1, 2018 - 12:57 pm

Never tried of all these products but they all look very impressive, especially that Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum and Youth To The People Superfood Skin Reset Antioxidant Mask. Must look out for these products.

xo Ashon

Marie Tang September 1, 2018 - 4:42 pm

Thanks for your review on these products. I use the Sunday Riley Good Genes one and I love it too. I’ll have to try the other products you recommended. Thanks!

Bernice September 1, 2018 - 8:42 pm

So many cool skincare products, and brands I never heard of!

Bunny Bernice

Mariann Yip September 2, 2018 - 9:39 am

I love that you shared this because I always find it interesting to see what people use in their skincare routine. I am also a huge fan of the Sunday Riley serum and the roller is definitely a game changer! I would love to read about your skincare for the winter 🙂

Ting September 2, 2018 - 8:50 pm

Thank you for a very informative post! Your pictures are so beautifully and make me want to go shopping at Sephora right away! For buying cosmetics products I always love to visit the store in person. So I can sample these products right away. The Sunday Riley sounds like a very amazing brand and the double date pulling gel is a must try for me. After all, you have the flawless skin and this is the best testimony for these products!


briana September 2, 2018 - 10:05 pm

I have a similar face roller and I swear by it now!


Elizabeth T. September 3, 2018 - 12:37 pm

I’ve been breaking out lately too due to the weather! Definitely need to try that mask! <3 🙂 Loving all of these great skincare finds!

XO, Elizabeth T.

Des September 3, 2018 - 1:44 pm

Wow, I did not know that about vitamin C packaging. These look like great products; what would you recommend for an eye cream? BTW, the way you took the photos also look great!

xx, Des |

Nina Nguyen September 3, 2018 - 3:44 pm

I’ve been breaking out lately too! Ned=ed to try this mask, thanks for sharing hun!
xx- Nina

Radi September 4, 2018 - 12:17 am

I’m very curious about the roller. Love that it relaxes you while it gives you results.
Ohh how I love face masks. They’re my favorite way to end a long day!

Jessica September 5, 2018 - 12:40 am

Great selection you have here dear. Can’t go wrong with Antioxidant Mask. Youth to the People sounds like a good product, I’d love to try that one. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica |

Eliza September 5, 2018 - 11:27 pm

Wow, these products are simply great! Tbh I’ve always wanted to try this face roller, but haven’t had a chance to put my hands on it yet. The Superfood mask sounds great, something that I’d definitely love to try out! Great tips as always, thanks for sharing!

Cheers, Eliza |

Open Kloset September 6, 2018 - 3:28 am

Hey Darling,
How are you?
Ohhh Love your Beauty Skincare Reviews:)
You always show super Interesting products:)
Definitely need to try out some new from your List:)
The Face Roller for Example sound very interesting:)
Love Kisses
Happy Week
Open Kloset By Karina

Darya September 6, 2018 - 9:29 am

Oh wow. Such a perfect skincare set.
I’ve never tried any of the products you mentioned, but now I’m inspired to test Rapid Flash Brightening Serum.
Sounds like a great treatment.


marcy September 7, 2018 - 2:04 am

All these products sounds amazing babe!! Honestly never try any of them of heard about them but very curious to try each. Very curious about the double dare pulling gel for the T-zone.
Cant wait to keep reading about your skin favorites. This way I was discover new brands and products.
Thanks for sharing

Jessie September 8, 2018 - 1:36 am

Face rollers are so popular now! Ive just ordered one and can’t wait to try it!! I’ve been using peeling gel for a while now. totally love it. I actual prefer that than the exfoliater.

xx, Jessie

sharon wu September 8, 2018 - 8:46 am

Everything you use, I need in my bathroom cabinet. Seriously – your skin is just flawless. I recently got into jade rolling and it is so soothing on the face! I actually haven’t heard much about these products you’ve introduced so I am very intrigued to try. I think I’ll really love the Sunday Riley products 🙂 Thank you for sharing Christine! Have a lovely weekend xo, sharon

Samantha Mariko September 9, 2018 - 4:07 am

That superfood face mask sounds amazing! I also had to deal with some annoying acne recently and switched some of my skincare products. I’m so curious to try some of your recommendations!
xo Samantha

Michelle Sun September 13, 2018 - 10:28 pm

Seriously in love with all of your product flatlays! Your product reviews and photos never fail to astound me 🙂 Looking forward to your next product review post!

Siree September 17, 2018 - 7:03 am

I also use the ReFa Carat Roller and I love it so much too!



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