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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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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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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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Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice a Day Exfoliator Review

I was super pumped when I first saw that Clinique was coming out with another salicylic acid toner/liquid exfoliant (Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice a Day Exfoliator).    I ordered it  immediately so I could test it out. For the most part, Clinique toners haven’t been kind to me in the past.  They make my face feel like I am applying…

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Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Cleanser Review

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Cleanser is an effective deep cleanser with slight foaming action (and it’s black!).  It’s great for evening to make sure you effectively wash the day off.  However, I would shy away from using it twice a day since it can be a bit harsh and drying for sensitive skin. The Irish Moor Mud and…

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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 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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