Instytutum Flawless Skin Mask – Abbrevations

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Abbrevations are always a source of amusement for me. As are alliterations (see what I did there?), but for a different kind of reason. The abbrevations you use tell a lot about where you are coming from and, as there are multiple uses for most of them, can lead to quite some confusion.

Take TCD for example. For the longest time, a TCD to me was a transcranial Doppler, something you do in neurosurgical patients to evaluate cerebral bloodflow. Google told me that TCD could as well mean Tschad or Trinity College Dublin.

 

Instytutum Flawless Skin Mask
Instytutum Flawless Skin Mask

 

So if I tell you now that the Instytutum Flawless Skin Mask works with TCD, which image pops up in your head? Well, let me explain what TCD stands for in this case: Transdermal cosmetic delivery, a method that allows ingredients to better penetrate the skin. There are several ways to achieve that, like using ingredients that weaken skins barrier function (alcohol for example) or using specific low molecular weight ingredients. Or, and I assume that this is what is used here, combining the low molecular weight ingredients with an occlusive layer on top.

So how did the Instytutum Flawless Skin Mask * work for me?

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Firm skin – Everything you need to know

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In a world where science based blogs pop up right left and center, I want to draw attention to an aphorism that, albeit in different form, has been around for as long as 300 BCE:

“Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”

Or, put more simple: Just because we don´t have proof that something works, that doesn´t mean that it doesn´t work. Maybe we just don´t have the research to back it up.

 

Firm Skin with Skin689
Two products I am currently using, both by Skin689

 

Especially in skin care, not all of the myriad ingredients have been put through the process of statistical and evidence based approval. Some just have been around forever, together with claims that may or may not be true.

So please do take the information I give you in this article with a pinch of salt. Just because some ingredients in the Skin 689 Firm Skin products *have not scientifically proven to firm the skin, that does not mean that they actually don´t. You have to see for yourself whether or not you think they might work for you.

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Instytutum Ultimate Anti-Wrinkle Brightening Eye Cream – Being pleasant

A few weeks ago someone saw me and my daughter and told me to raise her “to be a pleasant young lady”.

Now getting unwanted parental advice from strangers is something you quickly grow used to when having kids, but this one got me thinking:

You see, there are many concerns I have in raising both my kids, but making them “pleasant” is not among them.

 

Instytutum Ultimate Anti-Wrinkle Brightening Eye Cream
Instytutum Ultimate Anti-Wrinkle Brightening Eye Cream

 

Independent, caring, strong, well-mannered, thoughtful, educated… So many adjectives come to mind, but pleasant? I think I don´t even associate pleasant with human beings, more with inanimate objects and, well, skincare.

Which kind of brings me to todays topic: The very pleasant Instytutum Ultimate Anti-Wrinkle Brightening Eye Cream (*PR-Sample).

But please enlighten me: Do you (or would you) want your kids to be pleasant?

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Retinol – Everything you need to know

Retinol. A skincare ingredient most of you will have heard of, yet one many are unsure about. Rightly so?

No. If you ask me, and you kind of do by visiting this blog, anyone should use a Vitamin A product. The question is not if, the question should be which one!

 

Retinol – Everything you need to know

 

And to help you answer that I sat down and recorded a video, answering all the question I had received throughout the last months. Of course the title “Everything you need to know” is hybris and should not stop you from asking away in the comments. But it is catchy, don´t you think?

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Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care – Planning and dedication

We all know, a good blogpost requires planning and dedication. So when I got my hands on the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream, claiming to fight tiredness and signs of fatigue, I thought long and hard about how to really put it to the test, grabbed my husband and after 39 weeks of careful preparation finally had all the bits and pieces I needed to see how it would work:

A newborn, a toddler and for several weeks no more than three hours of sleep straight!

 

Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care
Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye care

 

Now you may reason that having a baby is a little over the top to test eye cream claims, but I believe in doing things thoroughly. And he actually is really cute, so we are going to keep him.

But on to the important stuff: How did the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream perform?

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Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil – You can never know it all

If you have been around for a little while now, you may have read my blogpost on „Pregnancy skincare“ (if not, here is the link) and remember that I claimed I´d not be introducing Vitamin A in my skincare until I finished breastfeeding and that I had never used it before.

Turns out I was wrong.

 

Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil
Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil

 

Because all my ingredient research aside, I had never considered that Rosehip Oil contains 0,4% retinoid acid, which is pretty much the stuff that retinyl palmitate is transferred into once it is applied to the skin.

Surprisingly enough, applying retinoid acid from rosehip oil is considered safe throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding, while retinyl palmitate isn’t. I guess that is because of most of the research these recommendations base on are focussing on orally taken Vitamin A in prescription strength.

But whatever the reason, I was pretty relieved when I learned it was, because I had been using my rosehip oil all throughout pregnancy. So relieved I even added a new product into my routine.

Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activation Oil, to be exact.

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Oskia Renaissance 360 anti-ageing & brightening supreme cream

When you start blogging, you have many things you dream of.

Fancy events, exclusive previews and complete luxury makeup collections provided for free are just a few of them.

Of course, sharing your opinions and interacting with likeminded people around the world is what is mentioned whenever you are asked why you started to blog, and it really is true for the most of us, but I won’t deny that a little of the other stuff wouldn’t hurt as well.

 

Oskia Renaissance 360 anti-ageing & brightening supreme cream
Oskia Renaissance 360 anti-ageing & brightening supreme cream

 

As most of you know though, these things are the exception for the majority of bloggers, not the rule. But sometimes you get a taste of what they´d actually feel like.

I my case that was when I realized that the Oskia Renaissance 360 anti-ageing & brightening supreme cream included in my Cult Beauty box was an „Exclusive Preview“ launching in March 2016. Which meant I could play with it, thoroughly test it and be ready for a review with launch date! Like a proper blogger!

Granted, me and the other 10000 people that received the box, but hey, it still felt pretty great.

So without further ado, here are my thought on Oskias new launch.

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