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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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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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There are lots of bad toner options out there, choose wisely

What to look for in a toner Good toner can be incredibly difficult to find.  The skincare market is really lacking in well formulated toners that are good for skin.  Furthermore, there are nearly no good options if you are looking for a product to help with oily skin and breakouts.  Almost every single toning product marketed toward oily, breakout…

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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 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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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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