GliSodin Skin Brightening Formula Test Run and July No-Buy

I’ve been on the fence about whether or not supplements have improved my skin in the past or not. I know that what I eat especially impacts my breakouts, but I am iffy about supplements to be honest.

My workplace recently started carrying GliSodin products, and from the training we received the formulation seemed fairly logical. A few patients and even one of the nurses on our staff gushed about GliSodin supplements, so I figured I’d finally test them out.

Before I ramble on about the product, here are my “before” pictures that I took at around 6pm yesterday after my first dose.

As you can see, at the moment my skin is fairly clear with the exception of a few minor breakouts around my mouth, chin, and jawline. Though my acne has mostly cleared up, I do have acne scarring on my cheeks particularly and redness remaining throughout the entirety of my face. I have one brown spot on my eyelid and one about an inch away from the corner of my mouth.

The GliSodin Skin Brightening Formula claims to:

  • Have photoprotective properties against UVR induced erythema.
  • Help reduce hyperpigmentation from sun damage.
  • Help prevent sun damage by acting as an internal sunscreen.
  • Clarify and soothe skin.
  • Help accelerate healing of resurfacing laser treatments.
  • Synergistically help with topical depigmentation creams.
  • Increase the activities of SOD, glutathione peroxidase, catalase.

This particular formulation is recommended for oily, acne-prone individuals like myself as well as dry, sun-sensitive, uneven, and sun damaged skin. I’ll go into more detail about the ingredient list and the product claims in a check-in post as I try these out for the first 30 days. It’s recommended that I take 3 capsules with a meal daily, so I’ve set myself up to take them after work with my supper each day. I’m going to take pictures each week to track any potential visual improvements while maintaining my usual skin routine and not introducing any new products. I will keep you posted! Have you tried any skin supplements before, and have you had any success with them?

As well, I am doing a month long no-buy for makeup and skincare for July. I’m spending far too much when I could be saving to travel, and I need to learn to block out the temptations online and at work. If you’re currently in the midst of a no-buy, let me know what your goal is and how you’re doing so far! I tend to fail at no-buys so I’d love input from those who have been successful at them.

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MOTD: June 24, 2018

Makeup of the day inspired by Caitlyn Dixon’s new makeup academy launch video!

Look of the day: June 23, 2018

I am so excited and so grateful when patients at work give me permission to share their beautiful faces all done up!

For this look I wanted to give her a nice, bronzer glow and try some colours she normally wouldn’t pick for herself, while not pushing her too far out of her comfort zone. It’s great to try new things after all, but I never want to use a colour someone hates on their face.

Everything used is Glo Skin Beauty and ZO Skin Health.

Lay-Up Project Pan June 2018

Y’all, I have had a rough week and just need an easy win, an easy lay-up to get me feeling good and responsible and non-wasteful with my makeup usage. So I am doing perhaps the easiest two week project pan in the world: only three items that are practically empty. Yes.

The Becca First Light Priming Filter has been sitting on my makeup desk for nearly two years now. The Fenty Foundation I’ve had for about a year, and the Hourglass Mood Light has got to be coming up on two years soon as well. I’m excited to be rid of these babies, as I’ve got plenty of other foundations and primers to use, and other shades of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder I would love to utilize more as I find they’re slightly more flattering on my skin tone compared to Mood Light, even though I adore Mood Light.

I had a bit of a makeup binge online via Sephora the past week, which I am not feeling excellent about. I need to learn to just stop at one item or using up a gift card, but I always push it too far. To combat this, I have now deleted my credit card from my Sephora account and have stuck it in a Ziplock baggy inside of a Tupperware container filled with water in my freezer. With this, I pray that my own laziness and fatigue will protect me from another ill-fated splurge. I am thrilled about the products I have coming in the mail and can’t wait to use them and review them, but they shall be the last ones (the last ones purchased by me, at least) for quite some time.

Are you doing a Project Pan at the moment? A no-buy, low-buy? I’d love to hear the details. 🧡