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Drunk Elephant Pekee and Juju Cleansing Bar Review

Drunk Elephant Pekee and Juju cleansing bars are products I’ve been meaning to try out for awhile.  I’m a big fan of Drunk Elephant and their brand philosophy (natural, scientifically proven ingredients, cruelty free, fragrance free etc).  I’m also intrigued by the idea of cleansing bars (travel-friendly skincare for the win!).  Plus, these don’t contain any harsh surfactants or irritating…

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Farmacy Clear Bloom Cleansing Oil Review

Farmacy Clear Bloom Cleansing Oil is a natural(ish) cleanser that dissolves makeup and then when water is added it turns into a milk and rinses away.  I found it to be reasonably effective at removing makeup, although it didn’t do as good a job at removing eye makeup as some other cleansing oils and balms I’ve used. This cleansing oil…

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The Ordinary Alpha-Arbutin 2% + HA Serum Review

The Ordinary Alpha-Arbutin 2% + HA Serum is an effective and very affordable serum if you need skin brightening/evening.  It is a clear, medium-textured gel serum dispensed from a dropper style bottle.  I found about 4-6 drops was about the right amount for each use. The Ordinary serums are (mostly) really good options for sensitive skin, since they are almost…

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Cosrx Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream Review

Cosrx Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream was a full-on dry, flaky skin miracle for me this past winter.  It is a very thick, stiff textured cream that provides amazing moisture.  It also helps reduce signs of irritation (redness, flakiness etc).  Despite the thick texture, it cause no breakouts or clogged pores.  This is likely due to the fact that 60%…

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Graydon Elements Sun Cream Complex Review

I started using Graydon Elements Sun Cream (the full name is actually Graydon Clinical Luxury by Nature Elements Sun Cream Complex…a bit of a mouthful) a few months ago when I was looking for a new mineral-based sunscreen that wasn’t going to be super heavy and shiny.  So far, it has met my criteria.  Despite the cream’s thick and pasty…

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EmerginC D-Red Nighttime Strengthening Balm Review

I’ve been looking for an anti-redness treatment for awhile since my skin is sensitive and tends to be a little red, especially in the winter.  EmerginC d-red nighttime strengthening balm seemed like a good option.  The description specifically states that it’s designed to soothe, repair, and strengthen sensitive skin.  That’s exactly what I need!  Barrier repair is key if you…

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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is a very basic, but effective vitamin C serum for an extremely reasonable price ($6.50!!!).  This particular vitamin C serum is a milky emulsion dispensed from a squeeze tube.  It is a fairly heavy serum and has a bit of a gritty feel from the ascorbic acid powder.  In other brands’…

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Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil

When I discovered Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil I was super excited.  I finally found a hair oil that was actually made with only real oils, and they’re organic too! (Read my rant about oils that aren’t really oils HERE)  And it also came in super adorable packaging!  Add that to the name having the word “mermaid” in it and I…

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The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Peptide Serum Review

The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Peptide Serum is a multi-peptide anti-aging serum that (based on the impressive ingredients list) should be very effective.  Peptides comprise the building blocks of skin.  Basically, over time (aging) they break down and without them your skin wrinkles, sags, loses firmness, and just overall looks older.  Hence why peptide serums are becoming even more popular than they already…

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Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream Review

Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream is amazing.  It is super hydrating and has a nice weight to it for cold weather use.  But it doesn’t clog pores or cause any breakouts, so it should be good in warmer weather as well.  I’ve found that it hydrates deeply and leaves skin feeling supple and comfortable, while soaking in completely and leaving a…

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