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The Inkey List Brighten-I Eye Cream – Worth the hype?

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer.   I still remember back in the days when I was sweet 17, that I would look in the bathroom mirror and think: “Wow, my dark circles are really bad!”. Disclaimer: They weren´t. But I was obsessed with the hint of a shadow that would appear whenever I slept less than nine hours, and tried about everything that promised to brighten them. Back then I would have loved The Inkey List Brighten-I…

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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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The Inkey List Oil and Water Double Cleanser

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. Sometimes you find something that is so good, you end up giving it away. Now I am usually pretty selfish when it comes to skincare products and keep the best close to my bathroom sink, but while I was filming my review on The Inkey List Oil and Water Double Cleanser and said something along the lines of: „… perfect for people with acne prone skin and people on a budget…“ I…

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Why the pixi Jasmine Retinol Lotion is actually NOT a retinol

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. Let’s address the elephant in the room first. Yes, I said in the title that the pixi Jasmine Retinol Lotion is actually NOT a retinol. How come? Well, if you have read my post on Retinol vs retinoid – your comprehensive retinol guide then you will know that Retinol is a molecule, while Retinoids is the umbrella term.     And while the pixi Retinol Jasmine Lotion contains…

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pixi FortifEYE Eye Patches – Do you need them?

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. The problem with testing skincare is that very often it is aimed at prevention. And how do you measure the wrinkles that might have appeared, but didn’t because of your cream? Or, in this case, because of the pixi FortifEYE Eye Patches? One thing you could do is apply something to one side of your face exclusively for an extended period of time and see if you can…

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Retinol vs retinoid – your comprehensive retinol guide

Retinol vs retinoid – not as confusing as you think Skincare is confusing, I get that. It is hard to figure out which products you need, even harder to identify the ingredients that will help you, and if these ingredients then go by a bazillion different names, it seems like an impossible task to make sense of it. So to help you figure out the Retinol vs retinoid thing and help you pick the right ingredient for your skins problems, here is a handy little guide to the different types…

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How to remove your Halloween Makeup properly to prevent breakouts

While I know nothing about applying Halloween Makeup, I can teach you how to properly remove it!   I think I have been to three Halloween parties in my whole life – hosted by people much more avantgarde than I was back in my uni days (or am now). I can’t even remember what I dressed up as – Undead Cowgirl is the only thing that comes to mind, something I picked last minute because I had a plaid shirt and a hat at hand. But even without it playing…

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pixi Overnight Retinol Oil Review – Confusion

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer.   Because I know I will get that question, I will address it right here in the first sentence: No, I do not know how high the percentage of Retinol in the pixi Overnight Retinol Oil actually is. And I don’t  have the means to find out.     I will give you an educated guess though, based on my experience using the product and reading ingredient lists,…

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pixi Glow Tonic Serum – Would you?

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. If you had created something that was such a success that hunderts of bottles were sold each year, would you resist the urge to create other products around it? I couldn´t, so I totally get why pixi skintreats took their best selling Glow Tonic and created the pixi Glow Tonic Collection, one of which, the pixi Glow Tonic Serum, I am going to review today. (Psst, I already…

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How to read the skincare ingredient list

If you have been with me any amount of time, you have heard me say one thing: „Learn to read the skincare ingredient list!“ Well, that one and „I need more tea.“ But tea bags aside – because loose tea is the way to go, people – tea bags aside, I am very passionate about reading the skincare ingredient label before purchasing a product.     Yet recently I realized that despite telling you to read the ingredient list over and over again, I never really told you HOW.  I…

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