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Paula’s Choice Advanced Replenishing Toner Skin Remodeling Complex

RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner Skin Remodeling Complex ($18.95 for 4 oz) Positives: True to its name, its milky texture replenishes the skin by providing good amounts of different components of the epidermal barrier, specifically the extracellular matrix, and other ingredients that mimic those components, including: the linoleic, oleic, linolenic acids, phospholipids, sodium hyaluronate, as well as moderate amounts … Continue reading

What topic in skin care is the most confusing for you?

I’d say trying to properly evaluate a skin care product is the most confusing thing to do. Like I said in my Product Review Rubric, ingredient-based reviews can only go so far. There are several limitations and doubts that I have when reviewing a product. Some things like: How much of an ingredient is actually … Continue reading

How do you test new products?

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

Do you tend to spend more on individual skin care or makeup products?

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

When is the price right?

Although I had promised readers that I wouldn’t be writing any new posts until January, a recent discussion compelled me to do an additional post on this: How much does price affect the efficacy and quality of skin care products? With the holiday shopping season upon us, you may be thinking about picking up that expensive cream or … Continue reading

Shopping for Skin Care in Detail: Get Involved

Get involved continued… Now, depending on how enthusiastic or keen you are to aggressively perfecting your skin care routine, you can begin researching ingredient profiles on a variety of websites. FYI, my favorites ones are listed either in my “Useful Websites” or “Skin Care Loves” category of the Links section visible on the homepage. I also have … Continue reading

Shopping for Skin Care in Detail: Start Simple

Start simple continued… As I had previously stated, the most important aspect when starting a skin care routine, is to have a solid, dependable one. From there, you can begin to explore other possible options as you attempt to reach the ideal. One of the best tools available at your disposal is the Beautypedia website ran … Continue reading

Product Review Rubric for Non-Sunscreens

A Product Review will be based on TWO factors alone: Ingredients and Packaging. I will typically address the positive, neutral, and negative ingredients in a product through writing. Then, I will do the same for the packaging. At the bottom of each review will be a score summarizing my opinion on said product. Here is the formula … Continue reading

Coming Soon!

Hey everyone! I have some exciting updates on what ya’ll can expect in the coming weeks. First and foremost, I need to finish writing the various “stickies” or “permanently featured” posts that you see on the top of every page because that will allow you, the reader, to establish some basic knowledge about skin care. Of course, … Continue reading

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