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It’s been a while, but I am back with another top 10, and I’m talking about serums this time. Serums are other skin care products in the treatment stage of your skincare routine. Serums are applied after the essence and are more of a thicker consistency. Here we are with the serum list of my top picks, including honorable mentions. I hope this list will help anyone with fungal acne looking for a serum that won’t trigger it.
The Inkey List – Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum
The Inkey List AHA serum is a fantastic addition to any skincare routine. I have used this serum and other aha serums throughout my skincare journey. I have always loved The Ordinary and The Inkey List because of their affordable price. I have used this serum and the past and have recently tried it out for several weeks now and have already noticed a significant improvement in the texture and brightness of my skin.
What I love about this product is how lightweight and fast-absorbing it is. It goes on smoothly and leaves no sticky or greasy residue behind. One thing I hate about serums or any skincare product is when it leaves the skin sticky or greasy. I usually apply it in the evening after cleansing and toning, and it sinks in quickly, allowing me to follow up with my moisturizer without any wait time.
I have dry, sensitive skin and have been nervous about using any AHAs, but I am glad I included this ingredient in my skincare routine. I had no issues with irritation, sensitivity, or dry patches. Instead, I have noticed a gradual improvement in the texture of my skin. It feels smoother and more refined, with less texture and rough patches.
The Inkey List AHA serum contains glycolic acid, one of the most effective AHAs for skin exfoliating. It also contains aloe vera and ginseng, which help to soothe and hydrate the skin. Overall, this serum is a great value for the price. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an effective and affordable AHA serum that is fungal acne safe.
The COS DE BAHA Arbutin 5% + Niacinamide 5% A.N. Serum is a game-changer for anyone looking to brighten their skin tone. I have used this serum for several weeks and used it in the past during the beginning of my fungal acne journey. I am already seeing a noticeable difference in the brightness and clarity of my skin. Continue reading Top 10 Fungal Acne Safe Serums
I am finally doing a review on these beautiful babies. I think you already know that I love these products. I Have been using these since February 2022 and have continued to use them when needed.
I recently purchased Dermazen’s Zen Skin Trio bundle that comes with the Calming Seborrheic Serum and the Soothing Malassezia Moisturizer. I really needed fungal acne/MF fighting products that also slashed the healing process in half. Most fighting MF products are very drying on the skin and can make things worse due to it being sensitizing to the skin. Having fungal acne is already a lot to the skin and can also cause trauma from it. Sometimes when a flare-up occurs at a certain spot it does lighten up the pigmentation in that area for me. One time I had it on my eyebrow area and it was very noticeable. I really lacked confidence in myself when uploading beauty posts because it was soo noticeable.
One day, Google “Fungal Acne Fighting skincare” and this ad/shopping section popped up on google for Dermazen’s Soothing Malassezia Moisturizer. And I was sold right away because of the following: “Soothe your beautiful, irritated skin — Holistic ingredients designed to calm the flakes, flare-ups, and frustration caused by seborrheic dermatitis.” And I know what you are thinking “this is not for Malassezia Folliculitis” and actually it’s for both MF and Seborrheic dermatitis because they are both forms of yeast infections that occur on the skin and scalp. Also, during this time I actually was dealing with both so I shoot my shot and it WORKED.
The serum has a watery consistency and is very light. The ingredients include Aloe, Xylitol that naturally disrupts the biofilm layer to weaken the fungus, Grapefruit Seed Extract as an antioxidant, and Tea Tree Oil. I could feel that it was working as it was absorbing into my skin. But, I saw better results with my SB on my neck because the patches started to go away. It became smaller and less itchy to the point where it was completely gone. I’ve had that spot for almost a year and finally, I found something that actually worked! I have continued to use this in my hair care routine to keep my SB under control.
The moisturizer was a gel consistency but it was light and moisturizing at the same time. Ingredients include Urea (10%), MCT Oil, Frankincense Oil, Latic Acid (5%), Vitamin B3, and Hyaluronic Acid. I felt a sense of relief in my skin when I put it on. I didn’t need to put on another moisturizer with my dry skin and that alone was amazing. It wasn’t drying or irritating. It slowly got rid of my MF flare and the healing time was amazing. My skin was practically back to normal and quickly with the 2 as a combo worked really well together.
I will have to say I will definitely repurchase and I am a fan and will continue to support this brand! In fact, their recent launch is a shampoo so lookout for a review!