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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 that is aesthetically pleasing (and at least in my case bears no resemblance with how they actually look on my sink) suddenly turns into a battleground where you are forced to pick a side.
Are you for Double Cleansing or against it? Pick your weapons and ride to battle!
You could of course replace Double Cleansing with “fragrance in skincare”, “daily sunscreen” or “alcohol/silicones/parabens” and get a similar effect, which underlines my case: We fight for a truth here that, in most cases, doesn´t even exist.
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Have you heard about the latest, greatest skincare ingredient? Bio-Retinol, the natural alternative to retinol, the vegan retinol, the plant based retinol, the natural retinol – all different names for one thing: Bakuchiol.
It isn’t actually as new as people will make you believe (isn’t that always how the story goes? The Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil has been using it for a long time), but a recent study on the effects and side effects made it the new ingredient to talk about in terms of anti aging.
So this is what we will do today: Talk about Bakuchiol, how it performs compared to retinoids and if it actually is the better alternative to using your standard retinol product, especially if you have sensitive skin.
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It is the basics that count. If you don´t have a solid foundation, you´ll never be able to build a lasting house.
Not that I know even the tiniest bit about building a house – I am hard pressed to even draw one that my kids recognize – but it is a subject that I have thought a lot about over the last few weeks.
Ahm, skincare basics, that is. Not building a house.
Ever since I posted this video, I pay much more attention to the ingredients I slather on my face, and while writing a review it suddenly dawned me that there was one that didn´t get the love it deserved.
And that is not only true for this blog here, it doesn´t get much love at all. We just assume that it is there, we take it´s appearance in a formula for granted, we just shrug when we see it on a label.
I am talking about Hyaluronic Acid, humectant and thus the key to plump and youthful looking skin. Yes, it is everywhere, yes, it can be sticky and hard to love sometimes, but in the right formula it is just OH SO GOOD.
So without further ado: THE INKEY LIST Hyaluronic Acid.