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Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion

Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion ($13.00 for 6.7 oz) *I know that most of my readers have already seen my review of this product, but because I removed it from my regular routine, I just decided to create a separate post on it so all future readers will be able to see it. Oh, and I also covered this … Continue reading

Should You Use Milk of Magnesia on Your Skin?: The Internet Rumor, Researched

Ever hear that Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia can control oily skin? Find out if that has any merit! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/07/12/should-you-use-milk-of-magnesia-on-your-skin-the-internet-rumor-researched/ Let me know what you think please!

Luminaze Catalytic Skin Tone Illuminator and Dark Spot Corrector

Here’s a product review requested by BooBooNinja! I finally got around to it. xD It’s featured on FutureDerm! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/06/28/product-review-luminaze-catalytic-skin-tone-illuminator-and-dark-spot-corrector/

Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum: ($29.95 for 1 oz) *This review was highly requested by several people including Christi, so here it is! Others have remarked that I do too many Paula’s Choice product reviews, but I do have several reviews for products from other brands on the site. And if you have requests, please … Continue reading

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer: ($19.95 for 2 oz) Positives: This is quite emollient due to its blend of silicones and  evening primrose oil content, as well as various synthetic thickeners. It has high amounts of several epidermal barrier components and related ingredients such as: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, sodium PCA, panthenol, and rose fruit oil. It contains moderate amounts of the … Continue reading

Paula’s Choice Skin Softening Cream Recovery Cleanser

Paula’s Choice Skin Softening Cream Recovery Cleanser: ($15.95/$23.95 for 8 oz/16 oz) Positives: This is a gentle water-soluble cleanser that lathers slightly. It has a decently thick and creamy texture that removes makeup sufficiently. This aspect can be attributed to the soybean oil and hydrogenated polydecene content. However, this is truly for drier skin types because it only contains a … Continue reading

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer SPF 15

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer SPF 15: ($20.95 for 2 oz) Positives: This is an inorganic sunscreen that also contains moderate amounts of vitamins C and E, as well as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, which have all been shown to work synergistically with the active ingredients in chemical sunscreens to provide additional sun protection. In physical sunscreens, they still does provide additional sun protection, just in … Continue reading

Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream

Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream: ($19.95 for 2 oz) Positives: This product has a ton of jojoba seed oil, whose similarities to sebum composition should relieve truly dry skin types. There are also moderate to high amounts of the epidermal barrier components: ceramide 3, cholesterol as well sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and squalane, which are water-binding agents. Finally, it … Continue reading

Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Toner

Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Toner: ($15.95 for 6 oz)  Positives: This contains efficacious amounts of water-binding agents and fatty acids like glycerin, sodium PCA, phospholipids, lecithin, and linoleic acid. It also has potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories including high amounts of green tea, willow herb, and grape seed extract, and moderate amounts of vitamins C and E. Neutrals: Although this … Continue reading

Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher: ($48.50/$76 for 1 oz/1.7 oz) Positives: There are high amounts of the monosaccharide N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG), which is a substrate precursor to hyaluronic acid (HA). In vitro, it has been demonstrated to enhance the proliferation and collagen expression of fibroblasts as well as upregulate HA production. Furthermore, in vitro studies have shown that NAG inhibits melanin production by upregulating epidermal … Continue reading

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