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Month: September 2016

Avene Mineral Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 Review

Avene Mineral Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 is a really good daily sunscreen option.  It is by far the lightest textured mineral sunscreen I’ve come across (that isn’t loaded with alcohol).  It feels sort of like a whipped lotion, if that makes sense. I’ve been using it for a couple weeks with no major reactions or breakouts.  It appears to…

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We need to talk about new skincare brand The Ordinary

I recently discovered DECIEM laboratories, a Canadian company that makes several skincare and haircare brands including Hylamide and NIOD, and now they have introduced new skincare brand The Ordinary.  All the DECIEM lines are based on cutting edge technology and science to create effective, reasonably priced skincare products.  DECIEM’s skincare lines are also cruelty-free, vegan, and fragrance-free. The Hylamide line has…

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Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm

Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-puffing Eye Balm is an AM and PM eye treatment designed to help with puffiness, dryness, and fine lines.  It comes in a stick formula that you swipe underneath your eyes before applying sunscreen and makeup.  The consistency is comparable to lip balm or chapstick.  I found it to be very hydrating, smoothing, and brightening.  De-puffing…

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Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF30 PA+++ Review

Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF30 PA+++ is marketed as an ultra-light, fast absorbing moisturizer that provides hydration while reducing the early signs of aging and fighting breakouts.  It sounded perfect for me.  A light AM moisturizer with SPF that won’t cause breakouts was exactly what I was looking for.  Unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to its claims. There are definitely…

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Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder Review

When I started using Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder I did not get what I had expected.  I had expected a powder exfoliant (something like the Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant).  But it is so much better than that. Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is actually a powder that, when water is added, becomes a lovely foam cleanser.  It…

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Hylamide C25 Vitamin C Booster Serum Review

Hylamide C25 Vitamin C Booster Serum is an effective vitamin C serum at a really good price.  Most vitamin C serums are around $100 per ounce.  But this one is a steal at just over $30.  The vitamin C in this formula is also a super stabilized form of vitamin C, so it won’t oxidize on you after only a…

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