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Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil – You can never know it all

If you have been around for a little while now, you may have read my blogpost on “Pregnancy skincare” (if not, here is the link) and remember that I claimed I´d not be introducing Vitamin A in my skincare until I finished breastfeeding and that I had never used it before. Turns out I was wrong.     Because all my ingredient research aside, I had never considered that Rosehip Oil contains 0,4% retinoid acid, which is pretty much the stuff that retinyl palmitate is transferred into once it is…

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Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask – Swimming in the Dead Sea

Do you remember the first time you traveled without your parents? For me, that happened on a school trip when I was about 16 years old. We went to Israel. Despite doing what a bunch of 16 year olds do when they spend three weeks together, we managed to get some cultural highlights in as well. Staying in a Kibbuz for a few days, visiting heritage sites, going to the desert and of course, swimming in the Dead Sea.     We had all looked forward to floating in the sea, but to…

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Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Pads – Acid Toning Week Part 3

After talking about acid toning in general, my holy grail product (click here) and my recommendation for AHA-newbies (click here), the time has come to introduce you to an alternative which is effective, budget friendly and easy to travel with.     “Easy to travel with” might not be the first thing you look for in a beauty product, but if you are a skincare hoarder lover like yours truly, you will come to the conclusion that with traveling sometimes less is more when it comes to heavy (and sophisticated) glass bottle…

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Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner – Acid Toning Week Part 2

If you read Acid Toning Week Part 1 (if you haven’t, click here), you already know, my first acid toner was Alpha H Liquid Gold. I saw results within two weeks, and I had tasted blood. The queen of skincare, Caroline Hirons, recommends acid toning twice daily (of course depending on your skin type and concerns), and as much as I wanted to, I quickly figured out that using Alpha H twice daily would not only leave me broke, but would cause my skin to peel in a very unpleasant…

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Alpha H Liquid Gold – Acid Toning Week Part 1

Acid Toning Week – sounds fancy. Like a proper blog theme week. But let´s not get overexcited, shall we? In fact, I just wanted to write about my experiences after introducing acids into my skincare routine about two years ago, and as I have three different on rotation at the moment, I figured, it would just last me a week.     To put it out there: I had never even heard about acid toning until 2012. Shocking, I know. Of course, Salicylic and Lactic Acid were no strangers to…

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La Roche Posay Serozinc – When in Paris

This blog post may contain affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Whenever I set my foot on french soil, there are three things on my to do list: Eat, visit Sephora and enter a pharmacy to buy a six month supply of La Roche Posay Serozinc.     If you read at least one Beauty Blog, I am sure you already have heard the praise. Everyone keeps talking about this annoyingly hard to get toner, a miracle in a blue spray can. Is it worth the hype?

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Taking the day off – my evening skincare routine

While my mornings are all about an efficient, streamlined routine (if you fancy taking a look, click here), in the evenings I really like to take my time. Being a new mum with Mr Loca working crazy hours, this tends to be the me-time I get on an average day and I try to make the most of it. Not in order of appliance (is that even a word?) Wearing SPF and make-up on a (almost) daily base, I make sure to give my skin a proper cleanse. No matter how late it is and how…

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Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser – The not so foaming face cleanser

Back in the day, I was all about foaming cleansers. I longed for the squeaky clean feeling they can give you, and if anyone would have told me that the oils on my face were actually important for my skins balance, fighting the signs of aging and protecting it against bacteria I would not have believed it. Looking back, it seems very eighties: Effective, strong, uncompromising. But this is 2014, and my preference has changed. Not only am I no longer wearing neon triangle earrings (I know they are back fashion wise, I just choose to ignore it),…

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Rise and shine … or at least rise – My morning skincare routine

Having suffered from acne for a long time, taking care of my skin became second nature. I have come a long way, starting with regular visits to the dermatologist at the age of twelve (definitely a must if you suffer from acne), going through a phase of experimenting on my own (absolutely NOT recommended) and lastly turning to the world-wide-web looking for answers (Caroline Hirons, I am looking at you). During these years, 23 to be exact, I picked up a fair share of knowledge. While being a physician myself has added some useful background information, I…

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The leaking miracle – Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector All-in one BB Cream

Featured in the last installment of New In (read here), Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector for oily and combination skin was what I wore on my face the last weeks to give you a thorough review. Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector in light Daylight, not blended.     Here is what Garnier claims: “Our oil-free BB cream blurs pores and imperfections, evens skin tones and boosts your natural glow. Contains SPF 20 for UV protection, ultra absorbent perlite + mineral pigments. Non-comedogenic, oil-free. Immediate results: Gives a radiant matte…

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