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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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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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Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice a Day Exfoliator Review

I was super pumped when I first saw that Clinique was coming out with another salicylic acid toner/liquid exfoliant (Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice a Day Exfoliator).    I ordered it  immediately so I could test it out. For the most part, Clinique toners haven’t been kind to me in the past.  They make my face feel like I am applying…

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Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Cleanser Review

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Cleanser is an effective deep cleanser with slight foaming action (and it’s black!).  It’s great for evening to make sure you effectively wash the day off.  However, I would shy away from using it twice a day since it can be a bit harsh and drying for sensitive skin. The Irish Moor Mud and…

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Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion Review

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch Sap) is a super lightweight lotion.  It is a fantastic option for all skin types.  But is particularly good for anyone with oily, acne-prone skin or those with dehydrated skin.  It is intensely hydrating, non-irritating, non greasy and won’t cause breakouts.  The lotion itself is white and translucent, nearly a gel texture.  But not…

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You should use be using retinol and chemical exfoliants

What is retinol? Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is beneficial for skin.  Vitamin A helps plump wrinkles, gets rid of dark spots, reduces oil production, improves collagen production, and stimulates cell turnover for a more youthful appearance.  It can also be really helpful for getting rid of acne and breakouts.  It’s a really excellent ingredient for anti-aging and acne. Vitamin…

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Vasanti BrightenUp! Exfoliating Cleanser Review

I have struggled with finding a good exfoliating cleanser in the past.  Either they’re too harsh, or there aren’t enough exfoliating particles, or the particles are too big, or it was loaded with perfume…  I was starting to feel like goldilocks, nothing was just right.  Then I received Vasanti BrightenUp! Exfoliating Cleanser in my ipsy glam bag a couple months ago.…

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Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories Multi-Action Penta Peel Review

I was so excited to try the Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories Multi-Action Penta Peel after the success I had with the 10% Glycolic Acid Pads from the same brand (you can find that review HERE).  I figured that if the glycolic acid peel was good, then the peel containing not one, but five acids would be so great.  Boy was I…

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Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask Review

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask is a creamy, hydrating mask that smells absolutely wonderful.  One of the first ingredients is manuka honey, which is a great humectant, meaning that it draws moisture to the skin.  It is also antibacterial and antimicrobial, so it can be really helpful for acne as well.  It does contain essential oils of vanilla and mandarin,…

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