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Skincare Application Technique

How to properly apply serums (Vitamin C), eye cream, and retinoid.
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Shop with me- Vitamin C

Vitamin C “Go Shop With Me”  One brand I like a lot is La Roche Posay, particularly for sunscreens. And I saw they have this vitamin C serum. So we come over here and see that they have pure vitamin C with salycilic acid. This could be good for someone who's having breakouts. I also really like the price. $40 is great. So we get […]
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AM Routine

I am on vacation at the beach, but just wanted to go over my morning skincare routine really quickly. So overview. I have a cleanser right now. I'm using the Obagi Nu derm and a toner. I'm basically using these because I don't really have any skin concerns and not breaking out currently. After we cleanse, tone, we want to use our Vitamin C […]
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What to Know at the Drugstore Skincare Aisle

We're going to act like we are in the drug store. So Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and we are going down the house. So when you go to find an acne wash or acne product, that's over the counter they're only going to be a few ingredients in them: benzoyl, peroxide, salicylic acid. Sometimes you can find some glycolic acid and then even more […]
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Shop with Me, Buy Online, Pick up in Stores

So this morning, I'm shopping some products that you've recommended. I wanted to show you one that I'm going to be trying. This is the origins brand. This is the refreshing eye cream to brighten and de-puff. So as far as the product ingredients, you can see that it has ginseng, caffeine. And so that's […]
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Five-Step Night Routine

This is my bare bones nighttime routine. Make Up Remover with Ponds... going to get a little bit scary looking. So massage in, it's oily, but I have the Elta MD foaming cleanser {to use after}. I really like foaming cleansers outside of the shower, and I like ones that are just really lightweight. So foaming cleansers are going […]
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KylieSkin Vitamin C Serum

So there are always new skincare lines coming out, and I just wanted to just show you this vitamin C serum by Kylie Skin because it's $28. When you come down, if you've been following along, I said that you need to have ascorbic acid in the first three ingredients. What this has is a […]
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Shop with Me:  Kiehl’s Vitamin C and SPF Review

I had a question about Kiehl's vitamin C serum. I've never used it so we get to go shopping together! So we see that they're advertising a 12 % percent vitamin C with hyaluronic acid, which we know will plump and hydrate. $68 price, so that's okay. But we need to see what we're getting. […]
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The Ordinary

It turns out I'm not so good at stories, so I'm going to make a video to talk about The Ordinary products that I tried. So a quick overview, I tried to stick to the products that we need to use every day and then incorporate the ordinary products into that. So the first thing is going […]
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Update Products I’ve Been Trying – Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid

Hey, I wanted to give you an update on some things I've been trying. So I'm all about taking the more expensive options and comparing it to the options over the counter to see if it is really worth the price. First off, let's start with this. So the Beauty Counter Counter Match. So this is […]
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Physical Exfoliator

Hey, so first of all, I am trying out the Vasansti brighten up five in one mask that you leave on for five to 10 minutes. And I got the Vasanti brighten up skincare mini set because I love the brighten up exfoliator and this was $20 and I just wanted to try some of […]
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Eye Creams

The time has come to finally talk about eye creams. I have 14 eye creams here that I've been trying over the past few months that I'm going to talk about. So this journey started about two years ago after I was a new mom, and I went to the Nordstrom beauty counter because I […]
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Top Vitamin C Serums! Happy Vitamin C Day!

Hey, so I'm here with Jack and we're going to go over some vitamin C serums. I have SkinCeuticals here and Obagi. These are considered the gold standard. they're medical grade, meaning there's research based off the before and afters. And then I have La Roche-Posay that also has salycilic acid in it. And then finally […]
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Mineral Sunscreen

Welcome back to 'go shop with me;, my IGTV videos that I used to make a lot, but I'm back because I wanted to talk about sunscreen. So I've thrown a little bit of shade at Supergoop and it's not just towards them. It's that I just want to show you what you're looking for in […]
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Sunscreen Pt. 2

This is part two of the Sunscreen SPF talk. I'm going to go a little bit deeper into the why of why we want mineral sunscreen, and why that's where we want to spend our money. So just to review mineral sunscreens are a titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This is where I recommend that you […]
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Welcome

Hi, I'm Sydney Givens, and I would like to invite you to Sydneygivens.com. The inspiration for this website began by wanting to teach and organize skincare facts for you. There's a regimen page on the website that has what you should be using in the correct order for the morning, at night, weekly, monthly, and yearly for maintenance […]
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Tinted SPF

Hi, I'm back and I'm here at the beach to talk about tinted SPFs. So what all of these have in common is they have SPF that's over 30. Most of them are 40 to 50. They are mineral sunscreens, meaning the main SPF ingredient is zinc oxide. And then some of them also have some titanium dioxide in […]
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