Monthly Recap March 2020 – Where the heck have I been?

Last month was a rather unusual one, I guess we can all agree on that. With Covid19 spreading quickly all over the world and many countries going in lockdown, I don’t think anyone was able to do business as usual.   Back when I decided to leave the hospital and join the Public Health team, I would have never thought that I would ever experience times like these. For the last few weeks me and my coworkers have been working nonstop to #flattenthecurve. At the time that I write this,…

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Probiotic, probiotic and postbiotic skincare – What do they do for the skin?

Pre-, pro- and postbiotics have become increasingly popular in skincare products lately, but most people don’t have an exact idea what these terms stand for or if  they are actually beneficial for the skin.   One thing all biotics have in common is that they address the skins microbiome, so if you have not read my article about that, make sure you are all caught up before you keep reading. Today we want to have a look what the term prebiotic, probiotic and postbiotic means and which effects they have…

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Monthly Blog Post Recap February 2020

February is the month of love, everyone will tell you so, and I couldn’t agree more. Not because I buy into the whole Valentines Day consumerism thing (we don’t celebrate and never have), but because we have two very important birthdays in our family. The first one (look at me being all humble) is mine, and nothing starts the month of love better than having people around you to celebrate your birth and give you presents. Not that I care too much about presents *cough*, but a little celebration never…

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First Beauty Empties of 2020 – What will I repurchase? | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I admit that I am surprised that I already used up enough products to film another Beauty Empties video for you, the first in 2020. After all I just shared the products I had used up in December! I think the main reason (other than being mindful and consistent of course) was that I had a few similar products open at the same time, because I…

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What is the skin microbiome and how does it affect skin health? Ask Doctor Anne

I get a lot of questions about pre-, pro- or postbiotic skincare, but to answer them sufficiently, we first need to take a look at what they are actually targeting: The skin microbiome.     So in todays installment of the #AskDoctorAnne series we will take a closer look at the millions of cells living on and with us, discover how they benefit our skin, what we know about them that could be transferred into skincare products and what we can do to make our very own microbiome happy! The…

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The new pixi +C VIT Collection – What is worth your money?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER.   Over time you really think you know your taste, you know yourself so well that just by looking at a new launch, the pixi +C VIT Colourtreats Collection for example, you immediately know which ones you will like and which ones you hate. Of course you test all of them, being the good blogger you are, but with an absolute certainty you reach for them…

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The truth about Clean Beauty | Doctor Anne

It is no coincidence that I am writing this article right now. Clean Beauty and the many misinformations have been on my mind for a while, but what finally made me put finger to keyboard was the recent airing of the GOOP documentary on Netflix.     Which I, for full disclosure, haven’t seen yet and probably won’t watch anytime soon, as my time is too precious to waste on things I really don’t want to watch. I have however followed Gwyneth Paltrow and her sometimes quirky and sometimes dangerous…

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The Ordinary Buffet or Buffet + Copper Peptides – Which one is right for you?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I had a comment on the video where I showed The Ordinary „Buffet“ + Copper Peptides 1% for the first time that pretty much summed up why I had put off buying it for so long: „I don’t want to try this one. The original “Buffet” is so good already, if this one is even better, I know that I simply must buy it, and it is double the price!” Well, if…

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Combining Vitamin C with other ingredients like Retinol – #AskDoctorAnne

This is part 2 of a three part series, so here is a little introduction to the topic and a link to the other parts:  There are a few questions I get over and over in the comments of my videos, so instead of answering them only individually, I figured I would use them for a new series – #AskDoctorAnne. Which sounds pretty catchy if I dare say so myself. And the first topic I wanted to address is: Combining skincare ingredients.     Are there ones that you should…

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My Low Buy Year 2019 – Finale

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. In January 2019 I declared starting a Low Buy Year (read about the rules and reasons here) and vowed to keep track of my expenses, both in terms of what I purchased myself and what I got sent by PR that I would have otherwise bought eventually.     To be honest, I am still not happy with the way I handle the PR side of things. I…

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