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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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Review of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is incredibly cost-effective ($8!) and is an excellent hydrator.  So if you’re looking for a basic hydration serum, you’ve found it!   It contains 2% hyaluronic acid (which can hold 1000x it’s weight in water btw…) and vitamin B5.  I don’t think it’s quite as good as the Hylamide Low-Molecular HA (read my review HERE),…

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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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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% with Vitamin F Review

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% with Vitamin F serum is Just.  So.  Good.  Seriously, I’m in love.  This is exactly the type of Vitamin C serum I’ve been looking for.  It is super light, slightly hydrating, and brightens my skin.  Also a bonus: I don’t feel like I need to make a deal to sell my first born just to be…

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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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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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The Ordinary Alpha-Arbutin 2% + HA Serum Review

The Ordinary Alpha-Arbutin 2% + HA Serum is an effective and very affordable serum if you need skin brightening/evening.  It is a clear, medium-textured gel serum dispensed from a dropper style bottle.  I found about 4-6 drops was about the right amount for each use. The Ordinary serums are (mostly) really good options for sensitive skin, since they are almost…

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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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