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GLAMGLOW Thirstymud Review

Glam Glow Thirstymud

Glam Glow Thirstymud

Glam Glow Thirstymud

Glam Glow Thirstymud

I’ve sampled a lot of product to win my battle against dry skin, but perhaps one of the strangest is GLAMGLOW “Thirstymud” Hydrating Treatment. [Read more...]

Algenist: The Anti-Wrinkle Collection

Algenist

Press SampleMy poor skin has become more and more sensitive as I get older, so I’ve been hesitant to try out new skincare. The buzz surrounding Algenist was too deafening to ignore, however, so I decided to give the brand a try. So far so good! My skin seems satisfied with this Alguronic Acid-based anti-aging formula. [Read more...]

Philosophy Purity Cleansing Cloths

Philosophy Purity Cleansing Cloths

Philosophy Purity Cleansing Cloths

Press SampleI’ve been using Philosophy “Purity” as my cleaner for quite a while now.  It’s my “go to” cleanser, as it’s the best balance of performance and price available in the marketplace, IMHO. [Read more...]

Kate Somerville RetAsphere Review

Kate Somerville RetAsphere Review

Kate Somerville RetAsphere Review

Retinol is like a miracle ingredient. It helps to clear up acne, and even makes tired dull skin look more revitalized.  It also helps to reduce the signs of aging, which is the real reason I like to use retinol products.  However my sensitive skin sometimes prevents me from using products with a retinol ingredient, as it is sometimes harsh on the skin. [Read more...]

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Body Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

ExfoliKate For Body Review

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Body Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

If you want to know what my very favorite Kate Somerville product is, it’s the ExfoliKate line.

Whether it be for the face or body this exfoliator is, hands-down, the most amazing I’ve ever tried. One of the cool things about it is actually a physical and chemical peel, all in one. To apply it you simply put some in the palms of your hands and massage gently to clean wet skin in circular motions. You can leave it on for 2 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. [Read more...]

Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque Review

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Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque

The Exuviance team recently reacquainted me with their Rejuvenating Treatment Masque,  and reminded me why this product was my “go-to” for acne flare-ups and the fun scars they leave behind. [Read more...]

Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10

Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10

Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10

I’ve heard of products that work while you sleep, but how about a peel that works while you work?

This unusually gentle citric acid based peel, a sample from Exuviance, is actually designed for use in the morning!  Unusual territory for me! [Read more...]

Urban Decay Naked Skin 2.0 Review and Swatch

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Naked Skin Foundation Review, Urban Decay

In the world of makeup, the word “NAKED” is now synonymous with Urban Decay. After launching two cult-classic shadow palettes, Urban Decay has decided to “flesh out” the NAKED brand (so to speak) and introduced Naked Skin, a foundation that is weightless, yet delivers that eggshell complexion look that can be so difficult to attain. [Read more...]

How does microdermabrasion work?

Developed relatively recently, microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment designed to intensively exfoliate the skin, removing dead cells and leaving the patient’s face looking fresher and younger. It is commonly used to treat mild acne scars, decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage, and reducing oiliness.

In contrast to dermabrasion, where the skin is rubbed off through manual means (such as sandpaper!), microdermabrasion uses a special tool that shoots a stream of tiny crystals of corundum or aluminium oxide. These crystals are used because their jagged edges make them ideal for abrasion, while their chemical composition means they are safe for use on the skin. They also have antibacterial properties which are good for the treatment of acne.  [Read more...]

Faking Flawless: Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum

hourglass no 28 primer serum

Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum

I’ve used many a skin-perfecting primer in the past, but generally these were used just to help the makeup look flawless. When Hourglass No 28 Primer Serum was launched, it stood out in that it not only helps to reduce the visibility of fine lines and enlarged pores, but actually is beneficial to the skin at the same time. Let’s face it, you’re busy so why not multitask? [Read more...]