I've been agonizing over this review for quite some time now because, well, do you guys remember this song? When I shop for second cleansers, I have a list of deal breakers and pitfalls, such as having a high pH, producing foam, sodium lauryl sulfate or papain, because my skin doesn't tolerate those things well. This cleanser avoids every … Continue reading Acwell Bubble-Free pH Balancing Cleanser Review
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
WHY I BOUGHT IT My review and excitement of this product will make a lot more sense if you have some basic understanding of how pH affects the order in which skincare is applied. For a fantastic overview, check out this post over at Snow White and the Asian Pear and scroll down to the … Continue reading Let’s Cure Pure Skin Basic Step Exfoliator (pH Adjusting Toner) Review
Master of Life sent me this lovely coupon code a few weeks ago so I took the opportunity to restock some of my favorite sunscreens and pick up some new items! This post will be mostly pictures with some first impressions! What I Ordered Counterclockwise from from bottom left: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel … Continue reading Rakuten Order #2: Sunscreen Reorders, Salicylic Milk, and More!
Salicylic acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA), is a magical ingredient. It is derived from willow tree bark and like Alpha Hydroxy acids (i.e. lactic acid and glycolic acid), it is frequently used as a chemical exfoliant. However, while AHAs are water-soluble and work on the outer layer of your skin, BHAs are oil-soluble, allowing … Continue reading Chica y Chico Beta Salic 2.0 (aka Miracle Cream) Review