Nov & Dec Empties

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

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Acwell Bubble-Free pH Balancing Cleanser Review

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

Comparison Review of Benton Honest TT Mist and LJH Tea Tree 70 Mist Toner

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

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

Chica y Chico Beta Salic 2.0 (aka Miracle Cream) 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