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Should L-Ascorbic Acid and Glycolic Acid Be Used Together?

A while back, several readers brought this article to my attention. In it, the author Dr. Cynthia Bailey states that, “… vitamin C and glycolic acid can’t both be on the skin at the same time anyway.” The readers wanted to know if there was any truth to this statement. Is There Any Evidence of a … Continue reading

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

Come Out! (With Your Skin Care) Elessa Shereem!

Introduction: Elessa has combination oily skin that’s also prone to the occasional breakout, which typically manifests as a papule or cyst (in her words) on the chin or forehead areas. Other than that, she’s concerned with dealing with blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads), which are types of non-inflammatory acne. From previous experiences, it is known that her skin responds poorly to benzoyl peroxide. … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part III

 Evening Part 1: Cleanser/Makeup Remover: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser. This is the same product as the cleanser used during the day. See Part 1 for the mini-review. Toner: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner. This is the same product that’s used during the day. See Part 1 for that review. Treatment: Paula’s Choice … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part I

Morning Part 1: Cleanser: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser. It’s employs a few gentle detergents as well as some thickeners and anti-irritants such as sunflower oil and stearic acid, giving it a milky texture that lathers very nicely, without making the skin feel parched. The inclusion of these thickeners allows this to easily remove makeup as the oils will bind to the oils on … Continue reading

Kate Somerville 24 Hour Pimple Punisher

Kate Somerville 24 Hour Pimple Punisher. [$28 for 0.5 oz (0.25 oz each)]  This product consists of two parts. The first part is the gel that you apply during the AM. Positives: It contains glycerin, willow bark, oleanolic acid, and almond glycerides, which will serve to soothe and moisturize the skin. The tea tree oil, a known acne-fighter, does … Continue reading

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