Curology, fka Pocketderm, a Six Month Update

I've been using Curology, formerly known as Pocketderm, for six months now and felt I couldn't put off doing this review any longer, so here we are! In this post I have before and after photos for the three prescriptions I've gone through and some thoughts on what I think is good and bad about Curology. … Continue reading Curology, fka Pocketderm, a Six Month Update

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How to Survive Tretinoin without Molting – a Dry Skinned Girl’s Guide to Curology (fka Pocketderm)!

You guys may have noticed that this blog has been neglected for a few weeks now. This is not because I've given up on skincare or blogging, but simply because both my skin and its care routine are under-going some changes right now. Namely, after a lot of pussyfooting around the idea of prescription skincare, … Continue reading How to Survive Tretinoin without Molting – a Dry Skinned Girl’s Guide to Curology (fka Pocketderm)!

DHC Salicylic Face Milk Review also a Reexamination of Salicylic Acid’s Effective pH Range

WHY I BOUGHT IT Remember my review on Chica y Chico’s Beta Salic 2.0? Well (knocks on wood), since I started using it, I have not had a single recurrence of cystic acne. I do still get closed comedones, but even those are less frequent. Needless to say, BHAs are totally my jam right now. … Continue reading DHC Salicylic Face Milk Review also a Reexamination of Salicylic Acid’s Effective pH Range

My Struggles with Double Cleansing – Review of Innisfree Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil and Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser

Double cleansing is such an important keystone of an Asian Beauty routine but for the longest time, it just wasn't working out for me. Oil cleaning was giving me acne and foam cleaning was drying my skin out. Go figure. My first attempts at oil cleansing involved using Banila & Co's Clean it Zero to … Continue reading My Struggles with Double Cleansing – Review of Innisfree Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil and Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser