Instytutum Retin Oil – the problem with Instytutum skincare reviews

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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 could just copy and paste from another blog. (Only the ingredient list of course, I would never copy the whole review, pinky promise!)

 

Instytutum Retin Oil Review
Instytutum Retin Oil

 

So what am I left with? Slowly typing away, packaging in one hand, eyes squinted to be able to read all the small letters… I guess it is time to have my eyes checked again. Don’t they say that age-related longsightedness starts around your 40th birthday?

But before we get lost in the joys of growing older, lets get going with the Instytutum Retin Oil Review. Complete with ingredient list!

 

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Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil – Babylonian confusion

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If you are a regular reader of my blog, and even more if you are subscribed to my You Tube channel, you will know that I am no native speaker.

Most of the time that doesn’t lead to any difficulties. Not for me anyway, it is you that has to deal with my accent. But sometimes the difference between German and English gets really confusing. Take the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, for example. I wanted to write an introduction featuring the moon. Creative, I know.

 

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

 

Problem is, in German the moon is male. It is “he”, as opposed to “she” in English (and most other languages). So every sentence I wrote was confusing for me, I was switching gender way too often.

So I figured, I´d just get to the product. And say “it”. It is an oil, after all. But enough with semantics, lets get on with the review of Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil (what a name!)

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pixi Rose Oil Blend Review – Face oils for every occasion

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Are you sick of me talking about the pixi Rose-Infused Collection already? I would totally understand. It has been nothing but roses on here lately, and that despite the fact that Valentines Day is long gone.

Just once more, I promise, and then I will turn to other skin care. Or maybe some makeup? Well, beauty stuff.

But today we will talk about roses again. Or, more precisely: I will review the pixi Beauty Rose Oil Blend.

 

pixi Rose Oil Blend Review
pixi Rose Oil Blend

 

Its is no secret that I love my oils. I have been using them for years now (although I feel they benefit me more now that my skin is more mature) and over time learned to distinguish the properties of the different blends.

Much like my mother does in the kitchen, I have an oil for every occasion: One for summer and one for winter, one for that time of month and one if my face is peeling from my retinol – each and every face oil I own is different.

The ones I use the most so far? Rosehip Oil (this one at the moment) and Jojoba Oil (this one is great, but admittedly very expensive). Both are very lightweight and beneficial for more oily skin.

And while Rose Oil is also present in the pixi Rose Oil Blend, it´s main oil is Sweet Almond Oil.

Surprised? Don´t be. Sweet Almond Oil is one of the most common oils used in skincare, and much more beneficial for the skin than rose oil itself.

But let´s make the pixi Rose Oil Blend review a little more extensive.

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pixi Rose Tonic Review – Comparison

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I get that it might be quite confusing scrolling through my reviews right now: pixi Rose Tonic Review, pixi Rose Glow Mist Review, pixi Glow Tonic, pixi Glow Mist, pixi Rose Oil… There is a lot of pixi going on, and even more pixi Rose.

 

pixi Rose Tonic Review
Pixi Rose Tonic

 

But what can I say, I have been bathing my skin in rose (scented) products for a while now and I have no intention to stop. And that means something, coming from a woman that used to dislike rose scented beauty products.

What has changed? Nothing really. I still dislike the classic rose scent often associated with beauty, but I do appreciate the more gentle, refined version in the pixi Rose Collection.

To make it easier to keep up with all the similar sounding stuff though I introduced a new review category: How does it compare to… Where I compare (ha!) the product reviewed to similar ones.

So without further ado, let´s dive into the pixi Rose Tonic Review.

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THE INKEY LIST Hyaluronic Acid – Basics

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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.

 

THE INKEY LIST Hyaluronic Acid
THE INKEY LIST Hyaluronic Acid

 

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.

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Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream

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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*

 

Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream
Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream

 

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 very few ingredients with a comdeogenic rating of zero. Even when presented with actual studies regarding that subject.

Anne was adamant. And then, one day, raiding her mother’s skincare stash, she grabbed a pot of Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream and used it. Without breakouts. Not knowing it contained shea butter pretty high up on the ingredient list.

She only noticed when she wrote this blog post…

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