So a bit of background knowledge before I start on a probable accusation.
The Pre-Makeup moisturizer I am using right now is by Kawaii Tokyo and it's their Brighten-Up Gel product. I had bought this a long while back and was actually using this before I had been given a sample of Elizabeth Arden's Prevage during their workshop to test out. I am alternating the Kawaii Tokyo with my Prevage Day sample. We were given the full-sized product of Prevage as well, but that I gave to my mom because long story short I noticed some (good) effects of Prevage for the first couple of weeks, but is it possible for effects to just... stop showing up? I don't know. I figured my mom might benefit from it better so I gave that to her.
But back to this!
So here's the moisturizer in question:
And this comes in two types I believe, the one I have is the Herbal Forest one.
I think the other is something Citrus... or Citrus something.
I've been using this and loving it because it just feels great on. Has a slight peculiar scent (read: not horrid or bad, just peculiar) which is said to be camphor, something that helps rejuvenate the body and skin. Not sure about that, but after using it a of couple times the scent doesn't bother me. In short, I really liked this product as it's said to help combat the following inevitable skin damages.
So the revolutionary (and sad) discovery I just made is that this product contains Marine Collagen.
This could explain why I have been breaking out for a pretty long period and regardless of what I do it just wouldn't go away. I cannot say that it is 100% caused by this, but I am suspecting that it is? All past experiences of mine with Marine Collagen or Fish Oil have not been very good. From BB Creams (that I had discussed recently) to ingested vitamins, my skin just hasn't reacted very well to it and I suspect it might be the case here as well.
A little fyi: though not applicable for all cases, it's said that people with eczema are more prone to reacting badly to Marine Collagen; like shellfish it's something we should not have too much of.
So I intend to switch moisturizers for awhile (say a month or so) and see if this product is truly the cause for the mess on my skin right now.
Meanwhile, I do wish to know if anyone has good pre-makeup moisturizer recommendations?
I know pre-makeup moisturizers can be anything from Hazeline Snow to La Mer, as long as it works! I thought it'll be interesting to share as I've realized when it comes to moisturizers and skincare, I haven't tried many or don't know of many good ones and haven't found a HG one either.
I am eyeing some Etude House items (see Kas! Your influence on me is sooo deep, haha) but we'll see. I am still keeping my fingers crossed that the Kawaii Tokyo product isn't the one that is causing this.
So share the pre-makeup moisturizer or even night moisturizer that you use!
My night moisturizer is running out too and I'm thinking of trying something else out.