The Night Lip Balm to End Them All

The Body Shop had failed me – its lip products weren’t keeping my lips moisturized enough to last the night and I had been constantly waking up with dry lips. Eager to find a solution to this issue, I ordered some products aimed at long term moisture maintenance. First, is Sky Organics Shea Butter ($14.40)Continue reading “The Night Lip Balm to End Them All”

Review: Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Pore Purifier

Clear pores of daily debris and pollution plus brighten skin with a blend of antioxidants, salicylic acid and other skin-fortifying ingredients.  – Paula’s Choice I had high hopes for this serum. I purchased this as an alternative treatment/serum for my non-retinol evenings, attracted to the formulas mix of anti-hyperpigmentation, anti-acne, and calming ingredients – allContinue reading “Review: Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Pore Purifier”

Review: Be Plain Vitamin Brightening Ampoule

Daily dose of multi-vitamins packed with vitamin-rich actives, all working together to protect, firm and energize the skin over time. – Be Plain This is an incredibly unique product – a light ampoule that absorbs quickly into the skin, and despite it’s mid-price point cost (around $21), it packs a lot of punch in itsContinue reading “Review: Be Plain Vitamin Brightening Ampoule”

Review: Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser

Developed with dermatologists, this 4% benzoyl peroxide cleanser clears acne breakouts and helps prevent new blemishes from forming. Gentle on the skin, CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser helps maintain the skin’s barrier with three essential ceramides, leaves skin feeling soft and comfortable, and reduces acne without dryness or flaking. – Cerave I was developing a skincareContinue reading “Review: Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser”

Review: Hyper Skin – Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum

Hyper Clear is a hardworking face serum packed with 15 percent vitamin c and vitamin e that work together to brighten skin, smooth fine lines and rough texture, and dramatically clear dark spots from hyperpigmentation. A combination of fruit enzymes, bearberry, turmeric, and kojic acid work together to attack hyperpigmentation and drastically lighten dark marks, age spots and acneContinue reading “Review: Hyper Skin – Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum”

“Meh” Skincare Products

Sometimes when I test out products or think of which skincare items to review, I come across a few that don’t inspire strong enough emotions to warrant a review, praise or otherwise. For now, I’d like to list a few “meh” products you’re welcome to check out but didn’t have anything memorable to provide forContinue reading ““Meh” Skincare Products”

Review: Mizon Black Snail All-In-One Cream

Formulated with 90% black snail filtrate, 20 kinds of black plant extracts and niacinamide, this cream repairs skin, tightens pores and improves skin tone and texture with its fragrance-free formula. – Mizon I was on the hunt for a new moisturizer following my Biossance Squalane one, hoping to find something that kept my skin moisturizedContinue reading “Review: Mizon Black Snail All-In-One Cream”

Review: Chloe + Chad Unscented Face Serum

Created with a mix of vitamin-rich oils, the Chloe + Chad Face Serum from absorbs seamlessly into the skin. The botanical blend of organic ingredients and nourishing oils is perfect for sensitive skin types in this unscented formula. – BLK + GRN, Chloe + Chad I was really excited to try out Chloe + Chad’sContinue reading “Review: Chloe + Chad Unscented Face Serum”

Review: Thank You Farmer Clay to Foam Rice Cleanser

Clay Mask and Foam Cleanaser 2 in 1 Pore care, Deep cleansing, Sebum & Waste removal Korean local Rice extracts 100,000ppm contained Rice from 100% Clean pollution-free area ‘Ganghwa Gyodong’ Non-irritation formula tested – Thank You Farmer A unique mask to foam cleanser, the Thank You Farmer Rice cleanser is an affordable ($18), inventive answerContinue reading “Review: Thank You Farmer Clay to Foam Rice Cleanser”

The Summer Bundle

One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago I met a little girl with a book under her arm. I asked her why she was out so early and she answered that there were too many books and far too little time. And there she was absolutely right. Tove Jansson It’s been a tumultuousContinue reading “The Summer Bundle”