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pixi pHenomenal Gel Review – Does it live up to its name?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   I was pretty close of starting this review with a snarky remark about the naming of the product – I mean, pixi pHenomenal Gel, that is quite of a bold claim. But instead I thought I might talk about something else first: The “Practice what you preach” mantra and how miserably I fail to live by it. Not in all areas of my life, of course…

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Skin after vacation – Why you get breakouts after your holiday

Whenever I get home from our annual France vacation, I know why Edith Piaf sang “Je ne regrette rien”, which loosely translates to “Sorry, not sorry” for those of us that are not fluent in French. Because my skin after the vacation is usually a mess: Lots of blackheads and breakouts, irritation, dehydration – you name it, I have it. Of course I know that first and foremost my diet consisting of Croissants, Chocolat Chaud and Saint Felicien (the best stinky cheese ever!) is to blame, which I am not…

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pixi On The Glow Moisture Stick – How to use it?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER To be honest, I mainly tried the pixi On the Glow Stick Moisturizer because it is sold as „travel friendly“. I am all about the travel friendly items. Not that I travel all that often anymore, no, but having them in my stash makes me feel as if I might be traveling soon, a reminiscence to „The years before the kids came“ or TYBTKC. (Yeah, not going…

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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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pixi Vitamin C Lotion Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER.   Todays review of the pixi Vitamin C Lotion marks my last in a long line that started quite some time ago with the pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist (Review here). I admit I hadn´t thought about that one in a while, as that product was released years ago, but apparently pixi are building more and more whole lines around their hero products, and I am here for…

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Ingredient Spotlight Vitamin C

I sound like a broken record, I know, but I really want to talk some more about Vitamin C and everything there is to know about it. Why? Well, because it is easily one of my favorite skincare ingredients, and one that I recommend over and over again. You remember that Instagram Stories Template popular in the last few weeks that made you choose between two ingredients, always pairing the ones that you picked against each other until you were left with one hero ingredient? Vitamin C was always among…

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pixi Vitamin C Caviar Balm Review – Acquired taste

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Do you like Caviar? I do, but I think it is an acquired taste, like wine and French Cheese, and I remembered it had been a while since i ate some when writing my pixi Vitamin C Caviar Balm review. Not that this one contains actual caviar, no, but some skincare lines do.     Caviar is said to have an antioxidant effect when used in creams,…

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How to choose the best cleanser for your skin type

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I don´t say that very often, but back when I was young, some things were definitely easier. Not in everyday life (no cell phones, no internet – I used to navigate foreign streets with paper maps the size of a restaurant table), but when it came to buying skincare products. Facial cleansers for example. Not that they were better back then – if your skin wasn´t dry…

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Murad AHA BHA Exfoliating Cleanser – Worth your money?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. It does not happen often that a skincare product leaves me confused. After years of using my face as testing ground for new releases, I tend to know quickly what a product can do for me and which ones I should stay clear from. The Murad AHA BHA Exfoliating Cleanser though was an exception. When I first read it up, I was excited – I love BHA…

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EU cosmetics regulation bans free from claims – What does that mean for you?

On July 1st 2019 a technical document came into force that bans the use of several “free from” claims in cosmetics, and that has caused quite a stir. But if you don´t produce cosmetics yourself, how would that change in cosmetic products regulation affect you as a consumer? I admit it isn´t a topic that I usually pay much attention to, and it isn´t a topic you´ll see talked about in a regular beauty video. But with increasingly more people interested in the ingredients they apply to their face and…

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