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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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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 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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Combining Retinol with other ingredients like Vitamin C, AHA or BHA – Ask Doctor Anne

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 never combine?…

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Combining skincare ingredients the right way – #AskDoctorAnne

There are a few questions I get again and again in the comments on 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 never combine? Some that actually enhance each other? Does that depend on strength, concentration or time of the day?   It is actually a bunch…

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pixi Hydrating Milky Peel – the best peel for sensitive skin?

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 have sensitive, yet texture ridden skin, you probably struggle a lot with one aspect of skincare: Finding a peel that doesn’t irritate your skin, but at the same time gets rid of the layer of dead skin cells that make you look tired and grey. It is a struggle I didn’t understand for many, many years –  my skin could literally take everything. Abrasive peel applied…

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Elemis Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial

Advertisement information: I received this item as part of my paid work with QVC Beauty Germany, but this post was not part of the contract. This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Fragrance in skincare? Controversial. Essential oils in skin care? Even more so. Yet here I am, reviewing the Elemis Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial. Which is, just in case you didn’t know yet, heavily fragranced and contains essential oils.     I am not going to discuss the matter of fragrance in skincare today though, just add…

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