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Instytutum Retin Oil – the problem with Instytutum skincare reviews

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links and features gifted items (PR-Samples). Please read disclaimer. I have published quite a few Instytutum Skincare Reviews already, but while I love the brand, I need to get something off my chest: An online version of the ingredient list is incredibly hard to find! A complete one, that is, one that doesn’t highlight the “key ingredients” only (whatever that may mean anyway). The website is no help here, not many retailers carry the brand and it isn’t as widely known that I…

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Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream Review – on mature skin

Advertisement info: This blog post features PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I was not paid to write it. Please read disclaimer. The pixi skintreats Rose Ceramide Cream is the one I almost missed. And yes, “The one I almost missed” is a long standing skincare term, same as “The one that got away.” Only less life-changing, less heartbreaking and, usually, less romantic. Although you could probably argue with the latter, at least in this case: Pink packaging, roses, it ticks all the romance boxes.     Still, I was…

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Silicones in skincare – the facts

Is there an ingredient in skincare that receives more hate than silicones? Probably. SLS, just to name one. Or fragrance, like I recently discovered (here). But for the sake of style, let´s just asssume that the answer is: No!     And then focus on the fact whether or not the hate that seems to run so deep in the beauty community is actually scientifically backed up. I mean, you are probably already guessing it by reading this introduction, but let´s approach the discussion with an open mind and see what I…

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Emollients vs. Occlusives – Everything you need to know

I once heard about someone that always read the last chapter of a book first. Reason behind that? She wanted to make sure she’d know the end, even if something happened to her before she could finish reading.     I don´t do that. I read my books from start to finish, maybe skimming over some parts here and there, but following the story as it was written. And as this is the third in a series of blog posts, I highly suggest you catch up with “Do you really…

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Do you really need a moisturizer? The difference between dry and dehydrated skin

I admit, the question above is not one to be easily answered. So if you came here after a quick google search hoping for either a yes or a no, you will leave disappointed. But most people that come here for a “yes or no” answer will leave disappointed, as I don’t believe in quick fixes, but in providing the facts you need to answer your questions yourself. Can you tell I have little kids and a teacher as mom?     Seriously though, there are many reasons why this…

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