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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion Review

I’ve been testing a lot of The Ordinary products over the past year, and so far I’ve been pretty impressed.  The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion  is no exception. I’m already on my second bottle of this stuff.  It’s so good I actually repurchased it.  That says a lot.  I hardly ever buy something twice. This is a light milky…

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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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We need to talk about new skincare brand The Ordinary

I recently discovered DECIEM laboratories, a Canadian company that makes several skincare and haircare brands including Hylamide and NIOD, and now they have introduced new skincare brand The Ordinary.  All the DECIEM lines are based on cutting edge technology and science to create effective, reasonably priced skincare products.  DECIEM’s skincare lines are also cruelty-free, vegan, and fragrance-free. The Hylamide line has…

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I Think Retinol Oils are the Next Big Thing

So everyone knows about retinol by now.  The gold standard of anti-aging ingredients.  It reduces acne, wrinkles, and oil production.  It helps get rid of dark spots and makes skin overall clearer, more even, and more radiant.  But this often comes at a cost.  One that includes redness, sensitivity, flaking, and peeling.  These side effects are usually short lived if…

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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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Review of Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil is one of those products that is so popular on the internet I was just biding my time until I could get my hands on a generously sized sample (thank you Sephora deluxe sample coupon codes).  I was so excited to try it.  But I also put it off for a long time since…

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Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic & Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum Review

I like retinol.  It does all manner of good things for skin.  In the case of Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic & Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum, it helps brighten, smooth fine lines, and firm fragile under eye skin.  The formula also helps depuff around the eye area.  The ferulic acid also helps provide an additional antioxidant boost to the product (along…

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Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster Review

Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster is a serious life saver.  It is incredibly hydrating, to the point that it could probably be a standalone moisturizer for someone with oily skin.  It has a very light and watery consistency, a bit thicker than water but not as heavy as an oil.  The ingredients list contains several hydrating and skin…

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