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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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How to build a basic skincare routine

This blog post uses affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. It is no secret that I love testing new skincare, and while I am not invested in the famous 10 step Korean regimen, I admit that there are nights that I am not far from using that amount of products. It is no secret either that I am not a fan of clutter and wastage, and you don´t have to be a genius to see that this combination can easily lead to trouble. I mean, I do only have…

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Is using an eye cream really necessary? Or are they just a waste of money? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS (PR) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER.    It might not be obvious by the amount of skincare reviews I do on this blog, but I am actually a fan of a streamlined routine. Seriously, most of the time less is more when it comes to skincare, and if you focus on only the products you really need, it is helpful for your skin, your wallet and the environment! So with that in mind,…

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Purito Centella Unscented Serum | Doctors Review

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links and contains PR (gifted items). Please read disclaimer. I have talked about the Purito Centella Unscented Toner, I have talked about the Purito Centella Unscented Sunscreen, it is about time I talk about the Purito Centella Unscented Serum, don´t you think?     After all I am almost through with my bottle, so I should have made up my mind by now! So do I think this is a serum worth your money? And whom would I recommend it to?   A…

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Is the pixi Clarity Lotion good for oily skin? | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS (PR) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. One of the questions I get repeatedly is: What is the best moisturizer for oily skin? And while I have addressed the question whether or not you actually need a moisturizer if your skin is oily (see the blogpost here) or shared my picks in my skincare routines – spoiler: In the summer I skip the cream and only use a sunscreen – I figured I would…

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dear klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner compared to the Unscented version | Doctor Anne

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. The dear klairs Supple Preparation Toner has been around for more than six years now, and it is only now that I have gotten around to reviewing it. The main reason is that I tend to shy away from most things that fall under the category „Korean Beauty“, not because I assume these products are bad, but because I feel like I am too old for the mostly „kawaii“ packaging.    …

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Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum – the one for summer

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Skincare should change with the seasons. Especially your serums, given that they are the step in your routine where you really tune in with what your skin needs that day (read more on serums here). The Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum for example is one for the summer. Why? Because as the name would suggest it has the focus on fighting hyperpigmentation, something we tend to…

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The Inkey List Ceramide Night Treatment

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. Ceramides – I bet you have heard about them. More and more products like The Inkey List Ceramide Night Treatment are released, claiming to repair the skins barrier and thus improve moisture retention. And there is no doubt that Ceramides are indeed part of a healthy skin, and that their loss leads to problems. But seeing that there are several different types of Ceramides, and that they all are present at different…

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How to use Retin A – 5 steps for minimal irritation with retinol

Are you scared about starting strong retinoids because your skin is sensitive? Or have you tried them before and just couldn´t deal with the irritation and flakiness? Because I have been there, with my face falling off and my skin burning, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be that way: Today I want to reveal my five steps for how to use retinol with minimal irritation. If you are still unsure about the benefits of retinoids for your skin, check out my video on the different kinds of retinoids…

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Essence vs Toner – What is it and do I need it?

Why do things tend to get extra complicated once marketing is involved? After my review of the pixi Vitamin C Tonic (read it here) I decided to look up the difference of Essence vs Toner and how a Tonic fits into the equation. And of course whether or not they need to be part of your skin care routine. With the helpful comments of fellow skincare nerds like Rowena from Rolala Loves and hours spend googling (there is no PubMed research for that question I fear), I finally felt like…

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