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How to choose the best cleanser for your skin type

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I don´t say that very often, but back when I was young, some things were definitely easier. Not in everyday life (no cell phones, no internet – I used to navigate foreign streets with paper maps the size of a restaurant table), but when it came to buying skincare products. Facial cleansers for example. Not that they were better back then – if your skin wasn´t dry…

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Murad AHA BHA Exfoliating Cleanser – Worth your money?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. It does not happen often that a skincare product leaves me confused. After years of using my face as testing ground for new releases, I tend to know quickly what a product can do for me and which ones I should stay clear from. The Murad AHA BHA Exfoliating Cleanser though was an exception. When I first read it up, I was excited – I love BHA…

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pixi Vitamin C Juice Cleanser Review – The bottle cap issue

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I will spoil this pixi Vitamin C Juice Cleanser Review right at the start and tell you that I was disappointed. Not by the product itself (although I wasn´t too impressed either), but with the bottle cap. How can you be disappointed by a bottle cap, I hear you ask. Did it leak? Did it break? Did it ruin my silk blouse/suede loafers/white carpet because of a…

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Murad Essential C Cleanser – Captain America

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. Captain America was always my least favourite Avenger, but I admit his shield was pretty cool. Why I mention that? Because I want to talk about the Murad Essential C Cleanser today, and that one is part of the Murad Environmental Shield line. “Environmental Shield”, you get it? Like Captain Americas shield, protecting the weak (in this case our skin cells) from external aggressors (in this case pollution…

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Double Cleansing – Is it good for you?

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links and features PR-Samples (gifted items). Please read disclaimer. Talking about skincare online is tricky. On the one hand it is amazing to find likeminded people that share your passion, on the other hand things can leave the “passionate” level pretty quickly and turn into an online war if specific topics are brought to the table. And one of the topics is Double Cleansing.     Something like a simple Skincare Routine post on your Instagram feed, bottles carefully decorated in a way…

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pixi Rose Cream Cleanser – A rose

This blogpost contains *PR-samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer.   “A rose is a rose is a rose…” I bet you have heard that before. The sentence was written by Gertrude Stein as part of her poems. It is often interpreted as meaning “things are what they are”, a statement of the law of identity. In Stein’s view, the sentence expresses the fact that simply using the name of a thing already invokes the imagery and emotions associated with it.     But I bet you are not here for an…

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Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. 2007 German government decided that smoking in public buildings would be banned. That included pubs, restaurants and cafés, basically everywhere food was served and consumed. I was 20 in 2007, and hanging out in pubs was much more common for me than nowadays. Even though I didn´t smoke myself, I was never bothered by friends or strangers smoking in my presence. Until the day I learned how much better I felt the next morning if I hadn´t been surrounded by smoke…

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Droste-Laux She.Tox Alkaline Facial Cleanser – Detoxification

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. If you have been around for some time, you know that “detox” is a word that drives me nuts. That goes a little against zeitgeist, I know, but is funded in my medical training and general skepticism. See, your body has numerous ways of getting rid of toxins, and unless you have a medical condition, your liver and kidneys do all the detoxification you need. It is sensible though to stop putting potentially harmful stuff into and onto your…

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Doctor Duve Glowskin Glycolic Rich Cleanser

This post contains PR-samples and affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. Given that I am a full time working mother of two, my mornings are usually pretty relaxed. And I am well aware that a morning skincare routine like mine (read here if you are curious), though already streamlined, is not possible for someone with little to no help. In case you didn´t know, we live in a shared house with my parents, as one big family, and as my parents take the kids to daycare after breakfast, I can get…

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erborian Solid Cleansing Oil – Scents

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please see disclaimer Are you a perfume girl? I most definitely am not. I struggle to even remember to apply it once in the mornings, let alone reapply throughout the day. My collection consists of three bottles, and only two get used regularly. So it is safe to say, I am not your best bet when it comes to describing scents.   How does that smell? –Nice. Story of my life.     When reading up on the erborian Solid Cleansing Oil, someone mentioned…

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