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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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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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How to take care of your oily skin

What is oily skin? (Sometimes) Oily skin is just dehydrated Your skin produces oils designed to keep it healthy and hydrated.  But sometimes it produces not enough (dry skin) or too much (oily skin).  You can also have certain areas that over-produce oil while other under-produce oil (combo skin, usually an oily T-zone and dry cheeks).  This excess oil can be…

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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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Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories 10% Glycolic Acid Pads Review

Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories 10% Glycolic Acid Pads are a fantastic chemical exfoliation product.  The product comes in a screw top container with 50 pads pre-soaked in the 10% glycolic acid solution.  One pad is plenty of product for one application.  I use whatever is left on the pad on my hands, arms, chest/decollete after I’m done with my face.  That…

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Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid Review

I’m fairly new to Korean beauty products, but the Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid has got to be one of the best ones available.  It’s effective, it’s quite gentle, it’s really well formulated, and it isn’t drying or irritating.  Seriously, ladies prone to acne, blackheads, or whiteheads, listen up: you need this.  You really, really need this.  Technically, it’s an…

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Herbivore Botanicals Organic Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask Review

I love exfoliating.  It feels so good to wash off a resurfacing mask and feel soft, smooth skin underneath.  That is what it feels like to use the Herbivore Botanicals Organic Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask.  It uses fruit enzymes and willow bark to exfoliate, rather than the usual glycolic/lactic/salicylic acids.  This method of resurfacing is gentler and less likely to cause…

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