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Review of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is incredibly cost-effective ($8!) and is an excellent hydrator.  So if you’re looking for a basic hydration serum, you’ve found it!   It contains 2% hyaluronic acid (which can hold 1000x it’s weight in water btw…) and vitamin B5.  I don’t think it’s quite as good as the Hylamide Low-Molecular HA (read my review HERE),…

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The Best Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

It’s Summer again, and that means sunshine!  However, it also means a higher risk of sun damage and sun burn.  We should all be wearing sunscreen year round, but now that Summer is here, it’s time to do a round-up of some of the best sunscreen for sensitive skin! Do you struggle to find the perfect sunscreen for daily wear?  You’re…

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Review of Paula’s Choice Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid

Paula’s Choice Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid (boy that’s a mouthful…) is an excellent beta-hydroxy acid exfoliant for those dealing with acne or clogged pores.  Just apply it to a cotton pad and swipe across your skin after cleansing and then let it soak in a few minutes before layering serums/moisturizers on top. If you’re…

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Review of Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel

I managed to snag Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel from Sephora during one of its brief periods of actually being in stock.  I must say, I’m so glad that I did.  This is an amazing eye gel that actually seems like it’s doing something when I apply it.  This firms, brightens, and tightens the under-eye area within a few…

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Youth to the People Age Prevention Superfood Cream Review

Youth to the People Age Prevention Superfood Cream is a lovely light cream that is perfect for warmer weather.  It’s surprisingly hydrating given how light it feels.  It’s a sort of translucent palest green gel-cream.  This makes it perfect for summer, when we don’t want super heavy creams on our faces all night but the hot weather can really dehydrate…

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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% with Vitamin F Review

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% with Vitamin F serum is Just.  So.  Good.  Seriously, I’m in love.  This is exactly the type of Vitamin C serum I’ve been looking for.  It is super light, slightly hydrating, and brightens my skin.  Also a bonus: I don’t feel like I need to make a deal to sell my first born just to be…

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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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