Jackie Tee
10 months ago

Geek & Gorgeous

Trying to formulate a new routine to try out some products while keeping it simple and close to my current routine. Does this look balanced? Has anyone tried this brand before?

In my research on here I came across the brand Geek & Gorgeous, which seems to have a good honesty score and some products I'd like to try! I'm happy with my Typology products, but G&G is cheaper and I found it's just as easy for me to order. So this is a possible fall / winter routine for me, where I blend in some new products with some known and trusted ones. I was looking for a new cleansing balm, so I have high hopes for the Geek & Gorgeous one. On days where I don't wear makeup, I'll use the Squalane Cleanser. Previously I had reactions to retinol, but I'd like to try the G&G retinal product, starting with once a week. I've added plenty of soothing products to keep my skin happy. The CBD oil will be swapped with my night cream when I feel like I need it. I will change over to this routine as my current products run out, so it will be a gradual process, which I think is good. Does this look like a balanced routine?
AM - Everyday
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Stress Less Geek & Gorgeous 101 - Stress Less
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Radiance Serum 11% Vitamin C Typology - Radiance Serum 11% Vitamin C
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Moisturizing Face Cream SPF30 CeraVe - Moisturizing Face Cream SPF30
PM - Everyday
1
Mighty Melt Geek & Gorgeous 101 - Mighty Melt
2
Squalane Cleanser The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser
3
Unifying Serum 12% Niacinamide Typology - Unifying Serum 12% Niacinamide
4
Plumping Serum — 3% Hyaluronic Acid + 2% B5 Typology Paris - Plumping Serum — 3% Hyaluronic Acid + 2% B5
5
Happier Barrier Geek & Gorgeous 101 - Happier Barrier
PM - Twice a week
1
Assemblage botanique peaux sensibles — au CBD 650 mg Typology Paris - Assemblage botanique peaux sensibles — au CBD 650 mg
PM - Once a week
1
A-Game 5 Geek & Gorgeous 101 - A-Game 5
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I forgot about this brand! I had heard about it through some YouTubers and would like to try their cleansers, the happier barrier cream and a couple of their calming serums. The routine looks good to me! I don't know how sensitive your skin is but you might want to first finish up your niacinamide and Vitamin C serums before you try the Retinol, especially if you have reacted to retinol in the past. I also heard from dermatologists on YouTube that you only need up to 5% of niacinamide, and that higher isn't more effective and just risks irritation.

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I have atopic dermatitis, but it's under control at the moment. Cold weather or new products can make it flare up, though, so I try to be careful and if I do have eczema, I have a very gentle and minimal routine to fall back on. My skin handles the vitamin C and niacinamide well, no problems till now. I have also read that you don't need sich high concentrations, but The Ordinary and other brands seem to only have those in their range. I might look out for alternatives. I have also read that retinal works well with both vitamin C and niacinamide, but I'll be careful with it! I am planning to introduce it very slowly. I'll review the products I get from Geek & Gorgeous when I get them, so you can see if they are for you!

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Nice, thanks!! I want to try all the Geek and Gorgeous products you are trying. Yeah, if your skin likes the Vitamin C and Niacinamide serums, then stick to them, and then if you work your way up slowly with the retinol, it should be fine. I also heard retinal is more gentle than retinol. I’m going to start a 2% retinal eye cream from Beauty of Joseon that is priced more like a regular serum on my face soon. My skin likes Niacinamide, so I look for it in moisturizers and serums, which I’ve heard is usually enough for treating discoloration. But the Inkey list has a 5% Niacinamide cream that I like—Omega Water Cream. Low irritancy. But it’s a cream and not a serum, so it has to be used as a moisturizer or right before. Next I would like to try the Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting serum with 4% Niacinamide, which also has a Tranexamic acid derivative for discoloration.

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Hey! I would probably go with an spf higher than 30, since that's not as good a protection as it could be, but if you're reapplying througout the day often, it is probably okay!

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In summer I do use spf 50, but in winter I go to and from work in the dark, so I switch to a spf 30. I do have a spf 50 sunscreen with me at all times for when I do get into the sun. :)

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Please keep us posted on these products. I have heard great reviews of this product line and the prices can’t be beat. G&G just became available to purchase online here in the US, I think I may give some of their products a try. I am a simple, low maintenance girl that wants what is best for my skin. Best of luck, Jackie!!

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I will make a post after I've tried them all for a couple of weeks! So far the cleansing balm is really nice - absolutely no scent and really gentle, but it does take off waterproof mascara! I have also tried the retinal and an exfoliant, but not long enough to do a proper review. I will make a post in a couple of weeks.

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