My updated evening skincare routine with Tretinoin – Spring 2020 | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. My evening skincare routine used to be when I really took my time. A multi-layer routine, bi weekly face masks, different actives… Well, that has changed.     Not because I don´t enjoy that anymore, no, but because I am on Tretinoin, and several upset reactions from my skin later I have accepted that in this case, less really is more. And because Tretinoin made such a difference…

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Good Molecules Daily Brightening Serum – Hydration with an extra | Doctor Anne

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer.   When I uploaded my Updated Morning Skincare Routine for spring recently (find it here), I got a lot of questions on the Good Molecules Daily Brightening Serum. In general brightening seems to be a topic that gets a lot of attention, something I absolutely understand – my face is covered in hyperpigmentation that only someone as loving as my husband could mistake for “cute freckles”.    …

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Tranexamic Acid for hyperpigmentation – Does it work?

Over the course of the last year, a new ingredient has entered the market, claiming to boost „superhuman benefits“ in terms of addressing hyperpigmentation – Tranexamic Acid! Well, outside the Marvel Universe superhuman benefits are rare, so I figured it was about time to take a closer look and see what is behind the claims.     Should you rush to incorporate Tranexamic Acid into your routine or is it not worth your time? Let´s find out!   What is Tranexamic Acid? Tranexamic Acid (or trans-4-(Aminomethyl)cyclohexanecarboxylic acid) is a plasmin…

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The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm Review – Not boring at all

Advertisement info: This blog post contains affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer.   Growing up, Oat Meal was the epitome of boring. Plain oat meal for breakfast. Oat meal colored hair. Whichever context it appeared it, there was nothing exciting about it.     Until skincare lovers learned about the soothing properties of colloidal oat meal, and suddenly products like The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm made oats glamorous and the thing to have. But is this cleanser really as good as everyone says?…

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Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner Review – What makes it special?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Is it whom or who? I am no native speaker, so I bet there are a few questionable choices in grammar and wording on this blog. But when I wrote my Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner Review, autocorrect suggested I´d use Whom instead of Who in my last heading and that caught me off guard.     Have I really been saying it wrong all these…

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My morning skincare routine for Spring 2020

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. It might be hard to tell from inside, but spring has arrived and the weather is finally starting to warm up around here, and that was desperately needed. Not only does it boost my mood to see the sun, even if it is only through the windows, but it also means that my skin gets a break from the damage central heating and cold winds have…

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Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream and Eye Serum – Do you need them?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER Just when you think you have seen it all in terms of different retinoids, you stumble upon something new – in my case when I started testing the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream and Eye Serum. If you look at the claims, you will see that Murad advertises with a „Tri-Active Retinol Technology for a gentle yet extra effective retinol treatment“ – but what does…

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Monthly Recap March 2020 – Where the heck have I been?

Last month was a rather unusual one, I guess we can all agree on that. With Covid19 spreading quickly all over the world and many countries going in lockdown, I don’t think anyone was able to do business as usual.   Back when I decided to leave the hospital and join the Public Health team, I would have never thought that I would ever experience times like these. For the last few weeks me and my coworkers have been working nonstop to #flattenthecurve. At the time that I write this,…

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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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Monthly Blog Post Recap February 2020

February is the month of love, everyone will tell you so, and I couldn’t agree more. Not because I buy into the whole Valentines Day consumerism thing (we don’t celebrate and never have), but because we have two very important birthdays in our family. The first one (look at me being all humble) is mine, and nothing starts the month of love better than having people around you to celebrate your birth and give you presents. Not that I care too much about presents *cough*, but a little celebration never…

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