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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2 % + B5 – #firstworldproblems

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Is the “feels” side of a product important to you? Or is the sensual experience secondary, as long as a product delivers? And isn´t even asking this question the epitome of #firstworldproblems? I guess it is. If a product delivers ingredientwise, shouldn´t that be the only thing that matters? Why would we spend more just to have a more pleasant experience when applying something?     A question I do ask myself quite often when it comes to The Ordinary products, and one…

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Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel – Little Mermaid

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I love “The little mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen. My parents had to read it to me countless times, even though I´d always end up in tears. Mind you, although it is what inspired Disneys “Arielle”, the original story only bares slight resemblance to that movie. It is much darker, full of death and blood and loss.     Ah, you´ve got to love the old stories, told to prepare children for the cruel and dangerous world they were facing! The little…

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Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – Is this fall I smell?

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Is it too early to think about fall? Rhetorical question, of course. YES! IT IS! Leave me to my beach sunsets, my coconut scented sun cream and my “too hot to sleep so I´ll dance the night away” nights.     Not that I have many of those, mind you, but I could have, in a parallel universe where I am awake after 10 pm. Ah, back in the days… Where was I? Fall. Or at least the prospect of fall,…

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Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. What weighs heavier in your decisions, science or personal experience. Asking for a friend here, because of course I only go by science and would clearly change my opinion about a topic when presented with scientific facts. *cough*     Well, that friend (Let´s call her Anne, shall we?), Anne always said that shea butter would break her out. Even when she read that shea butter was recommended for acne. Even when she read that shea butter was one of the…

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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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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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