Because I’m so particular and OCD about reviewing products based on their ingredient lists before actually trying said products, I don’t have to test them for too long before deciding whether or not they’re suitable. I will typically try a new product for two weeks to determine if it fits into my routine and that it doesn’t trigger … Continue reading
I expand on what I covered in last week’s FutureDerm post about the functions of ethanol in skin care. Here’s the link and enjoy! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/04/19/is-ethanol-in-skin-care-products-safe/ I’ll respond to comments made here or on FutureDerm. It’s up to you guys!
I’m completely thrilled to be joining Nicki and the rest of the FutureDerm.com team. Here is the link for my first ever contribution! http://www.futurederm.com/2012/04/12/the-5-most-common-skin-care-mistakes-even-experts-make/ For the contest, please post below THIS comment for the addition (+2) number of entries! Thanks and I hope you guys enjoy it!
For me, it’s definitely makeup. And while that may be initially surprising, considering this is a skin care blog, hopefully you’ll be able to understand why this response my response after reading this through. I find myself shelling out $40-$50 for a single foundation, but not even looking at similarly priced skin care. For example, … Continue reading
Want to look like a Cullen? Hopefully this will help! xD Here’s the link for my second full-length Temptalia post! Trust me, it’s a long one; it’s twice as long as the last one. Haha! Enjoy. http://www.temptalia.com/the-skin-saga-breaking-blemish Feel free to comment on this page or the Temptalia counterpart.
I use a gentle chemical exfoliant, preferably a 5-10% glycolic acid liquid treatment every 2-3 days to avoid this problem. I use the 5% more often since it’s not as harsh and irritating, but still efficacious. The 10% is reserved for weekly use. When applying foundation, I make sure to use a good primer (I actually use … Continue reading
Here is the link for my first ever full-length Temptalia post! http://www.temptalia.com/johns-journey-to-fight-acne Enjoy! Although… most of you probably found my blog through Temptalia, instead of the other way around. Oh well, I guess this is more of like a scrapbook for me then. :]
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: ($43/$68 for 1.0 oz/1.7 oz) Positives: This contains high amounts of several fantastic emollients and humectants such as squalane, and the jojoba, rose hip and evening primose oils, the latter two of which respectively, also function as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. Although, rose hip oil has only demonstrated this when taken orally, but it still functions an emollient regardless. There are also moderate amounts … Continue reading
Chanel Hydramax+Active Active Moisture Gel Cream: ($72 for 1.7 oz) Positives: I really tried my best, but all I could find were infinitesimal amounts of vitamin E and two forms of vitamin C. However, they are all listed after the preservatives, which means that they will do absolutely nothing for the skin. There are also low … Continue reading
Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+] Wrinkle Lifting Serum: ($55/$80/$135 for 1.0 oz/1.7 oz/3.4 oz) Positives: There are high amounts of the antioxidants skullcap, black mulberry, and grape extracts. Due to its arbutin and therefore hydroquinone content, the black mulberry extract can theoretically inhibit melanin production, which can result in a more even complexion. However, you aren’t going to get anywhere near the results … Continue reading