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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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Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Review

Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar is an excellent face cleanser for anyone with oily or acne-prone skin.  It cleans very deeply and helps diminish the appearance of acne almost immediately.  I found that it started purging my skin right away.  Within a few days I had significantly fewer clogged pores. The idea of cleansing bars seemed an odd one to me…

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So I Tested a Bunch of Sheet Masks and Here’s What I Think

Sheet masks have become super popular in skincare these days.  I like them because they provide a potent burst of ingredients geared towards a certain issue.  They come as a presaturated sheet inside a package and you open it up and stick it on your face.  Then you literally saturate your face with vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, hydrators etc.  And unlike…

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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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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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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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Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil

When I discovered Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil I was super excited.  I finally found a hair oil that was actually made with only real oils, and they’re organic too! (Read my rant about oils that aren’t really oils HERE)  And it also came in super adorable packaging!  Add that to the name having the word “mermaid” in it and I…

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Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream Review

Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream is amazing.  It is super hydrating and has a nice weight to it for cold weather use.  But it doesn’t clog pores or cause any breakouts, so it should be good in warmer weather as well.  I’ve found that it hydrates deeply and leaves skin feeling supple and comfortable, while soaking in completely and leaving a…

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Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence Review

Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence is one of the various essences made by Korean beauty company Cosrx.  This is one of their heaviest, most hydrating essences.  It has a thicker texture than the Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence, which is quite watery (Full review HERE).  This is more of a very thin gel.  I found 3 pumps to be…

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