Happy 2017 everyone! These are my empties from November and December of 2016: Benton Honest TT Mist My 4th or 5th bottle? Honestly at this point I've lost track. The air seal on this tube broke towards the end which made it a little difficult to use and as I've finished more and more of these, … Continue reading Nov & Dec Empties
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
RoseRoseShop sent me the Benton TT Mist for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own. The LJH Mist was purchased by me. I had initially decided to do a comparison review of these two products because I expected them to be very similar. After all, they both contain high amounts of tea tree water - … Continue reading Comparison Review of Benton Honest TT Mist and LJH Tea Tree 70 Mist Toner
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
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)!
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
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!
Having an army of Asian Beauty animal friends is a dream of mine, so I am not even going to pretend like I bought this for any other reason than the bear shaped bottle. Only after I bought it did I realize that this sunscreen is alcohol free! I have heard multiple times alcohol-free sunscreens … Continue reading Mommy! UV Mild Gel SPF 30 PA+++ Sunscreen Review
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
I avoided this essence for a long time because my previous experience with tea tree oil was in the form of a cleanser that was stinky and too harsh on my already parched skin. However, three months ago the now famous Banila & Co Clean it Zero cleanser brought on an acne storm the likes … Continue reading LHJ Tea Tree 90 Essence