Tuesday 7 December 2021

updated beauty routine: Senka Perfect Whip Collagen In & Aiken Tea Tree Oil


Recently I went to restock on my cleanser and tea tree oil which have ran out. Instead of the usual brands I decided to get the Senka Perfect Whip Collagen In cleanser and Aiken Tea Tree Oil, both of which were on sale. 

I remember trying Perfect Whip (the original blue one) cleanser a few years back and love it. But then the sales was discontinued for a while and it's only in the recent years I see the brand again. Wanted to try all this time but with so-o-o many options these days it took me awhile to return to it. These days there are more options under the brand lineup so I opted for the Senka Perfect Whip Collagen In.

The Aiken Tea Tree Oil was just a random brand, we don't really have many options of tea tree oil in the local pharmacies. Prior to this, I bought one brand which name I've forgotten and has the best natural scent. It appears to be discontinued probably because of the slightly higher price range. Aiken's one is not bad IMO.

IDK which one but my skin's been amazing with my recent routine. There were days I don't see any many mini zits so these combination is amazing for my skin!

If you recalled, I bought several of The Ordinary's products a few months back. I started using the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and the Retinol 1% in Squalane every alternate days and the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week but the whole routine made my skin become very dry & breaking out. It isn't like a very bad breakout but I'll have 1-3 really huge zits. I though it's what they refer to as "purging" of the skin but then they're not in the usual spots where I'd get acnes. While they do recover (took longer than normal acnes), they're kinda horrible. Thankfully for WFH and mask to cover up!

My lips also became very chapped and that lasted even after I stopped using. I tried drinking lots of water but it does nothing to fix the lips so I went out to get a lip balm...

Yes, I kinda stopped The Ordinary routine for two whole months and during this time don't get any huge, ugly zits. That's one of the reason you haven't hear me write about them! 

I had high hopes for The Ordinary because of all the hype they've been getting but they'd probably take a while longer to show results with the frequency I'm using them. For now, I'm slowly trying to reintroduce them back, applying 1-2 times a week (mostly once) but then it hasn't been consistent. Though I do think this way is better and I don't get much troubled skin with it. Fingers crossed I'd see result!

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