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Lapaki

Switzerland

Yes, I'm (30s) slightly obsessed with skincare. I enjoy it as part of my selfcare regimen and of...

Yes, I'm (30s) slightly obsessed with skincare. I enjoy it as part of my selfcare regimen and of course because of the fantastic results. However, it took years of try and error to figure out what works for me and what doesn't. Psoreasis and Couperose (Rosacea) didn't make the journey easier. And still don't...

Yet, there is so much lovely skincare to discover! I like trying out new brands and products, but only one new at a time to avoid disrupting my current skin condition. Happy I achieved something that varies between Mochi, Honey and Glass Skin. (Which also depends on my physical and mental well-being, sleep, nutrition, stress and hormonal cycles.)

Avoiding: cotton/bamboo/textile pads, face wipes, face brushes, microplastics, and some questionable ingredients 🧐

Love: 🇰🇷 K-Beauty, 🎭 situational skincare, ⚖️ biocompatibility, 🔄 advanced skin cycling, 🪸 algae and plankton, 🪆 7 skin method, 🏺face oils for my dry skin

While I prefer products without silicones, I do use some that contain them, particularly sunscreens, moisturizers and makeup.

Ratings: I am rating products for what they aim or claim to do and not for what I wish them to do. 1-2 stars:👎; 3 stars: mediocre; 4-5 stars:👍.

Everyone's skincare journey is a personal experience - what works for me, might not work for you, and the other way around.

Legend for Skin Cycling routines:
🍋🍊 exfoliation
🌺🪷 retinoids
🥥🥑 hydration
⚪️✨️ brightening
🦋 spring / ☀️ summer
🍂 autumn / ❄️ winter

Dry Skin Dryness Sensitivity Rosacea
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✨️💎✨️ Microdermabresion & Pigmanorm® Treatment

Skincare Routine

Morning Routine

16 steps
Revolution Beauty Headband
Step   1
Revolution Beauty
Headband
Tool •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Aesthetico Active Foam
Step   2
Aesthetico
Active Foam
Face Cleanser •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

From day 4 on after every mda.

Enhances skin regeneration and refines texture, promoting the restoration and...

Eau Thermale Jonzac Thermal Spring Water
Step   3
Eau Thermale Jonzac
Thermal Spring Water
Facial Treatment •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Especially good for people with Psoreasis, Rosacea, Eczema, etc.

Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner
Step   4
Anua
Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner
Toner •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Very soothing ingredients, reduces redness and irritations.

Anua Birch Moisture Boosting Toner
Step   5
Anua
Birch Moisture Boosting Toner
Toner •  
Used as needed
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Tatcha The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment
Step   6
Tatcha
The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment
Essence •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Holygrail in every way.

I'm from Mugwort Essence
Step   7
I'm from
Mugwort Essence
Essence •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Redness reducing and calming.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ Australia
Step   8
La Roche-Posay
Cicaplast Baume B5+

Region: Australia

General Moisturizer •  
Used on rotation
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

With panthenol, cica, shea butter, and a copper-zinc-manganese formula.

Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream
Step   9
Avène
Soothing Eye Contour Cream
Eye Moisturizer •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Avène Antirougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate for Chronic Redness
Step   10
Avène
Antirougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate for Chronic Redness
Facial Treatment •  
Used as needed
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Wellderma Face Lifting Dark Silver Roller
Step   11
Wellderma
Face Lifting Dark Silver Roller
Tool •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Fraîcheur Paris Original Ice Globes Blue
Step   12
Fraîcheur Paris
Original Ice Globes

Type: Blue

Tool •  
Used as needed
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
PURITO Daily Soft Touch Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++
Step   13
PURITO
Daily Soft Touch Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++
Sunscreen •  
Used on rotation
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Hydrating (5) -> (8)?
Redness Reducing (4) -> (7)?
Reduces Irritation (5) -> (8?)
Scar Healing (1)

Eucerin Sun Face Pigment Control Fluid SPF 50+
Step   14
Eucerin
Sun Face Pigment Control Fluid SPF 50+
Sunscreen •  
Used on rotation
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

From day 4 on after every mda.

Dr. PAWPAW Original Clear Balm
Step   15
Dr. PAWPAW
Original Clear Balm
Lip Moisturizer •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
GlySkinCare Organic Hemp Seed Oil Lip Care SPF 25
Step   16
GlySkinCare
Organic Hemp Seed Oil Lip Care SPF 25
Lip Moisturizer •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Evening Routine

16 steps
Revolution Beauty Headband
Step   1
Revolution Beauty
Headband
Tool •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm
Step   2
Beauty of Joseon
Radiance Cleansing Balm
Makeup Remover •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Aesthetico Active Foam
Step   3
Aesthetico
Active Foam
Face Cleanser •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

From day 4 on after every mda.

Enhances skin regeneration and refines texture, promoting the restoration and...

Isntree Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser
Step   4
Isntree
Yam Root Vegan Milk Cleanser
Face Cleanser •  
Used as needed
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

First 3 days after each mda.

Eau Thermale Jonzac Thermal Spring Water
Step   5
Eau Thermale Jonzac
Thermal Spring Water
Facial Treatment •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Especially good for people with Psoreasis, Rosacea, Eczema, etc.

Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner
Step   6
Anua
Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner
Toner •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Very soothing ingredients, reduces redness and irritations.

Anua Birch Moisture Boosting Toner
Step   7
Anua
Birch Moisture Boosting Toner
Toner •  
Used as needed
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Tatcha The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment
Step   8
Tatcha
The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment
Essence •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Holygrail in every way.

I'm from Mugwort Essence
Step   9
I'm from
Mugwort Essence
Essence •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

Redness reducing and calming.

Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream
Step   10
Avène
Soothing Eye Contour Cream
Eye Moisturizer •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Louis Widmer Pigmanorm® Creme
Step   11
Louis Widmer
Pigmanorm® Creme
Prescription •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

5% Hydroquinone
0.03% Tretinoin
0.03% Dexamethasone

Hydroquinone prevents the synthesis of melanin.
(Use on...

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Gel B5
Step   12
La Roche-Posay
Cicaplast Gel B5
Facial Treatment •  
Used as needed
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

First 4-6 days after each mda.

With panthenol, cica, hyaluronic acid, and a copper-zinc-manganese mix. Its rich...

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ Australia
Step   13
La Roche-Posay
Cicaplast Baume B5+

Region: Australia

General Moisturizer •  
Used on rotation
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

With panthenol, cica, shea butter, and a copper-zinc-manganese formula.

Fraîcheur Paris Gua Sha Facial Massager Rose Quartz
Step   14
Fraîcheur Paris
Gua Sha Facial Massager

Type: Rose Quartz

Tool •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Fraîcheur Paris Original Ice Globes Blue
Step   15
Fraîcheur Paris
Original Ice Globes

Type: Blue

Tool •  
Used as needed
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Dr. PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask
Step   16
Dr. PAWPAW
Overnight Lip Mask
Lip Mask •  
Used every day
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Routine Tip You can rearrange your products by holding and dragging them

Prepping my skin for further Microdermabresion Treatments.

The Algae Chemical Peel patch test behind my ear at first appeared to heal nicely, but later turned too irritated, red, and flaky. My dermatologist was surprised it didn't hurt...

Prepping my skin for further Microdermabresion Treatments.

The Algae Chemical Peel patch test behind my ear at first appeared to heal nicely, but later turned too irritated, red, and flaky. My dermatologist was surprised it didn't hurt given its appearance. We suspect it might be psoriasis that caused the adverse reaction after initially seeming to heal. Sensitive skin issues...

Opted for a gentler Microdermabresion instead (a cosmetic procedure that uses fine crystals and a vacuum to remove dead skin cells). I'll be having five more of these (making it six in total) in place of the planned three Algae Chemical Peels, all for 500.-, which is a good deal considering one session usually costs CHF 120.-. (Most likely less costly in other countries, everything is more expensive in Switzerland...)

🗓 08.02. - 05.04.2024 (8 weeks, Microdermabresion every 2 weeks)

Skin Cycling routines currently on hold

✴️ I was told to use only the following products (in particular the Active Foam, Pigmanorm® Cream and Eucerin Pigment SPF) for the duration of the planned Microdermabresions. After the treatment, skincare products work more effectively because they're getting right into the dermis rather than having to penetrate through a layer of dead skin cells. Gonna get rid of the remaining hyperpigmentation / dark spots once and for all now!

❎️ no niancinamide ❎️ no other brightening products

Location
Switzerland 🇨🇭 스위스
Climate
temperate
Skin Type
Dry Skin
Skin Concerns
DrynessSensitivityRosaceaFine LinesDullnessHormonal AcneDark Spots