Have you ever felt that way when someone tried to sell you a skincare product? I know I have. Peptides have been around for a few years, they are the “thing to have” in your routine, yet there is a lot of insecurity about what they actually do.
Or if they even do anything.
And that is okay, because the jury is still out on that. And the fact that there are over 100 peptides doing different things doesn´t really help either.
So I put on my glasses and filmed a video for you on that topic.
Motivation can come from different sources. Like, you motivate yourself because you really want something. Or you are motivated by something external, like the bonus you´ll get if your work turns out superior.
And sometimes you are motivated by another person. Your wife, for example. Like it happened in the case of developing the Caudalie Premier Cru Serum. Dr. David Sinclair (Harvard) was approached by Caudalie with a research question and almost declined the offer. Almost. Until his wife said: „Oh, Caudalie? I use a lot of their stuff.“
True Story? I don´t know. I read it in a magazine and immediately knew I had to give the Caudalie Premier Cru Serum a go – good thing my mother had a bottle in her bathroom cabinet already.
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I love testing new products (I know, I know, what else is new?), but there is one thing that I enjoy even more.
Testing new lines of products. Something about the matching packaging, the matching claims, the feeling that I am entering a whole new planet of skincare instead of just a small part – it never gets old.
Even though I admit that very rarely a whole line of new skincare convinces me enough to make it into my permanent stash. That is usually reserved to a selected few (like the Instytutum eyecream here).
The latest line I got my hands on? Avon Anew Perfect Skin *
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It would have been so easy to talk about food in this intro. I mean, come on, „Buffet“? Something along the lines of „Do you prefer it over a la carte?“ or „Do you think we eat more or less when there is buffet?“
But I refuse to take the easy road (I save that for late night blog post writing mere hours before something needs to be published) and instead want to talk about a change that I have noticed over the course of the last years in terms of skincare brands and marketing.
It might be my focus (and age that makes me remember times when many of my readers weren´t even born), but recently science became increasingly popular. Gone are the days when „look young and fresh“ was enough to sell a moisturizer. These days words like „SYN™-AKE peptide complex (with dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate)“ are casually thrown around, as if everyone was supposed to know what they mean.
Well, most people don´t.
I don´t. At least not without research.
But I can´t help but feel impressed by all the science that obviously went into development and am more inclined to purchase.
Sometimes it is easy to forget why we all started our blogs.
And I say „we“ and „all“ for writing, I don’t need anyone to point out that people start blogs for different reasons.
I know that. But would you read sentences like: „…to forget why approximately 57% of us started to blog, based on stats from the year 2016.“?
Yeah, me neither.
So, again: Sometimes it is easy to forget why we all started our blogs. Between collaborations, dreaming of going full time and algorithm changes we loose sight of what is always there: The opportunity to share our passion with likeminded people. And passing recommendations.
The foundation reviewed today was 100% enabled by Carol in a Page (who sadly barely has time to blog herself these days), and I will forward the favor and share my thoughts of the L´Oréal Infallible 24 hr Matte foundation.
Or the L´Oréal Indéfectible 24 hr Matte foundation. Depending where you live.
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I like luxury skincare, that is no secret. But I don´t like using high end just for the sake of it. If there is a drugstore item that does the job at half the price just as good, I am going to use that one.
Sometimes though there are products that can be easily duped for their main purpose, but are unique when used for something else. Like the MV Organic Skincare Pure Jojoba. I got it as a gift with purchase, used it as I saw fit and later read the instructions on the homepage.
Where they actually recommend it as eye makeup remover.
A 45 $ eye makeup remover? Not in my bathroom!
I´ll stick with using it differently, thank you very much.
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Back in school I learned that when writing an essay, you should always „sandwich“ your arguments.
Meaning: If you are pro something, you list some points for the cause, then some against it and end with your strongest pro reason.
That way you appear to be neutral, but subtly influence people to support something just by the order you list your points.
I have always wondered if the same is true for collection reviews. I mean, there are usually products you´ll love and others that didn´t work for you, so can you influence peoples perception by the order you list them?
Let´s see how you´ll end up feeling about the new pixi Lash & Line Love * bits I want to talk about today.
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Do you have a favorite superhero? Or a favorite super power? I have! Both actually.
My favorite superhero is Mystique, and my favorite power is her power, which is changing her appearance at will. Kind of what I try to do with makeup every day.
Don´t get me wrong, I like how I look, but being able to change it up occasionally would be fascinating.
I do feel though, that the superpower I´d need the most would be a different one: The ability to rejuvenate myself without downtime, to constantly keep going and tackle one task after the other.
The corresponding superhero? Superoxiddimutase, the antioxidant that keeps regenerating itself and tackles free oxygen radicals hour after hour after hour. And, as it happens, the main player in The Ordinary EUK 134 0,1%.
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I know that some people accuse bloggers of only pushing new and exciting stuff. And while I guess the temptation to talk about shiny new things is huge, there is a charm in things that have been around for a while for good reason.
I am lucky to have found quite a few like the lovely Shireen from Reflection of Sanity that don´t fall into the “new is better” trap and introduce me to products I missed out on.
The latest one? La Roche-Posay Redermic C for normal to combination skin. Now there is a whole line of products in the Redermic C line, and I didn´t pick up exactly the one she recommended here, but still it was a lucky find.
Because despite the plain appearance and somewhat unexciting marketing, this tube is filled with the good stuff.