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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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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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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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Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Review

When I finally found a seller on Amazon that would ship Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence to Canada, I bought it immediately. This stuff has such a huge internet presence, I knew I had to try it out. This essence has a very watery consistency and is meant to be used after toner, but before serums and other treatments.…

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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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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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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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Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist Review

Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist is a great toner-type product for use after cleansing.  It’s definitely one of the most hydrating mists I’ve come across.  If you’re looking for an astringent toner then this is not for you.  But most people (well, all people) shouldn’t be using  alcohol-based astringent toners anyway.  Even a gentle cleanser can be a bit drying, so regardless…

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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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