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What is a serum and do I need one?

ADVERTISEMENT INFORMATION: THIS BLOG POST FEATURES PR-SAMPLES/ GIFTED ITEMS AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I try to research my video topics through several different sources, one of them being PubMed. If you are not familiar with PubMed, it is a tool that allows you to search through published articles in scientific journals, and I used it heavily when writing my thesis. It is however not always the best tool for cosmetic research targeting the most basic questions like: What is a serum?     Why? Because in medicine,…

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Instytutum Super Serum – One serum to do it all?

Advertisement information: This blog post features PR-Samples/ gifted items and uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I am going to address the elephant in the room first: Yes, the Instytutum Super Serum is expensive. It is not the most expensive serum out there, but 129$ for 30 ml of product is something that makes me pause before I purchase. I will tell you straight away: I don’t think any skincare product needs to be that expensive. But, and that is a very personal but, it might be worth it.  …

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Avon Distillery Complete Overview

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. There were many trends last that will accompany us into the next decade, “clean beauty” and “sustainability” being two of them. So it is no surprise that more and more brands try to position themselves as supporters of one or even both – my latest example? The launch of the “clean, green, vegan friendly” Avon Distillery line, all packaged in sustainable packaging as the brand claims.    …

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My best skin care products of 2019

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. Back in the days, I would do monthly favourites, sharing with you my top discoveries of each month. I quickly realized that that was not sustainable, at least not for me. With a testing period of four to six weeks, I just didn’t discover enough products to warrant a blog post. So I switched to yearly favorites, sharing with you my best skin care product discoveries of the…

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pixi Milky Tonic – What is Jojoba Milk?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I take pride in having a good understanding in skin care ingredients, but ever so often I happen upon one that leaves me puzzled. Take the pixi Milky Tonic for example – it says on the label that it contains Jojoba Milk. And while I am well aware of Jojoba Oil and its benefits for the skin, I admit I never had heard about Jojoba Milk before. And…

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The Inkey List Snow Mushroom Review – Out of a fairy tale?

Advertisement information: This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.   I don’t know about you, but a skincare product that comes with a good story gets me all the time. I am fully aware that I am falling for the oldest marketing trick ever here, but when I read that the Snow Mushroom or Silver Ear Mushroom was part of Concubine Yang Kuei-feis skincare routine, and that she was part of the Four Beauties of Ancient China, I instantly knew I had to have The Inkey Lists Snow…

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Morning skincare routine for glowing skin with Tretinoin

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. I know it seems vain, but it is not the redness or the irritation with stinging skin that annoys me the most when starting prescription retinoids. No, it is the flakiness that tends to appear and that makes every bit of foundation look awful.     But while there is nothing you can do to completely get rid of it, through weeks of trial and error I finally…

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pixi Retinol Eye Cream – Is it worth it?

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. One of the questions you get a lot when blogging about skin care is: “Do you really think XYZ is worth all that money?”. And it is one of the hardest to answer, because it comes down to so many different (and very personal) things.     I asked myself that question recently, while I was testing the pixi Retinol Eye Cream, and compared it to my current…

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Night time skin care routine with Tretinoin

Advertisement information: This blog post features PR-Samples/ gifted items and uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. One of the most frequent questions I got after doing my videos about retinoids (Comprehensive Beginners Guide to Retinoids here and How to minimize retinol irritation here) was how my ACTUAL night time skincare routine looked like.     Not in theory, but in detail. Every individual product. My step by step routine, so to speak. Well, here you go. Today we will talk about what I use at night if I use my…

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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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