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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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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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Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Review

It took me a long time to get around to trying out Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid.  Mostly because I wasn’t able to ship it into Canada until relatively recently.  We Canadians get screwed on shipping for a lot of things (either because the shipping ends up costing an arm and a leg, or because stores won’t ship…

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Boscia Tsubaki Oil Infused Exfoliating Powder Review

I have been using Boscia Tsubaki Oil Infused Exfoliating Powder a few mornings a week for a couple months now, and I quite like it.  After testing out Tatcha’s Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder (full review HERE), I knew I wanted to try out as many other powder cleansers as I could.  Powder cleansers are totally awesome, and I’m now…

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Empties – December 2016: My Final Thoughts on Stuff I’ve Finished

Something I’ve been meaning to do ever since starting this blog is give my final thoughts about products once I finish using them up.  I started the blog in May 2016, and I’ve been saving my empties ever since.  Originally, I planned to do this every few months, but I’ve been procrastinating…so this is going to be a long post.…

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Theory Skincare 5% Glycolic Acid Toner Review

If you like your exfoliants in liquid form, then Theory Skincare 5% Glycolic Acid Toner is a good option for you.  I prefer to use liquid exfoliants, and this 5% glycolic acid toner works really well.  It is formulated without any synthetic fragrances or alcohol.  There are also a lot of botanical extracts that are good for your skin, like…

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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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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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