Skincare

The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

By on July 26, 2017
The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA ($11.50 for 30 ml)

I have another treatment from The Ordinary that I want to talk about, this time it’s the anti-aging Matrixyl 10% plus HA. Like much of The Ordinary’s product line, this is an affordable serum with a specific ingredient focus and target. Matrixyl is a peptide, and in the case for this serum, there are two generations here: Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synthe’6 at a combined concentration 10%. The “HA” in the title refers to what The Ordinary calls a specialized hyaluronic acid delivery system.

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OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum

By on June 25, 2016
OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($15.79 for 1 oz.)
OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($15.79 for 1 oz.)

This is a fun review for me, because I always get excited about nice, affordable, naturally-oriented skincare products. OZ Naturals is a brand that’s new to me, and I’ve had the chance to try out their Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which is formulated to hydrate skin and diminish fine lines.

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Maple Holistics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum

By on October 21, 2015
Maple Holistics Vitamin C Serum ($11.77)
Maple Holistics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum ($11.77 for 1 oz.)

This was a serum that I was really intrigued by, as I’ve never previously tried a vitamin C treatment that was quite so affordable. Maple Holistics is a brand that offers a natural and vegan range of skincare, bath, and hair care products. Their Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum is formulated to brighten and tone skin and is priced just under $12.

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CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser with salicylic acid and ceramides

By on October 13, 2015
CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser ($11.99 for 8 oz.)
CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser ($11.99 for 8 oz.)

I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne but also have increasingly sensitive skin that’s easily dried out, so when I spotted this gel cleanser from CeraVe that includes both exfoliating salicylic acid and restorative ceramides, I had to try it out. The CeraVe Rewnewing SA Cleanser is pretty affordable at $11.99 for 8 oz. and is easy to find in drugstores, and I had high hopes for it.

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Innisfree Skin Solution masks x6: mini reviews and top picks

By on July 16, 2015
Innisfree Skin Solution masks ($1.50/ea)
Innisfree Skin Solution masks ($1.50/ea)

Back when I made my first order from Innisfree, I grabbed a buy-5-get-5-free deal on their Skin Solution line of sheet masks. I tried 6 different kinds, which is the majority of what they offer, and tried to pick them out based on skin concern and ingredients. I’ve tried the Pore, Trouble Care, Moisturizing, Hydrating, Whitening and Total Care, and I’ll be touching on each of them and picking out my favorites.

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Melaleuca Sei Bella Luxury Serum Concentrate and Luxury Creme Concentrate

By on May 16, 2015
Melaleuca Sei Bella Luxury Serum Concentrate and Luxury Creme Concentrate
Melaleuca Sei Bella Luxury Serum Concentrate and Luxury Creme Concentrate

My previous review covered three products from Melaleuca’s Skin Care Solutions line, and today I have two of their Luxury products to share, the Luxury Serum Concentrate and the Luxury Creme Concentrate. Between these products and the Solutions essentials, I’ve really been very impressed by Melaleuca’s skincare offerings, which I had never tried before receiving them as a gift this past Christmas.

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Andalou Naturals Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel

By on January 31, 2015
Andalou Naturals Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel ($4.95 for 1.8 fl. oz.)
Andalou Naturals Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel ($14.95 for 1.8 fl. oz.)

This past fall, I decided to stop taking birth control pills after developing some symptoms I was unhappy with, and my skin promptly started to flip out. I’ve historically had fairly clear skin with only an occasional hormonal breakout but more recently I’ve started trying out a few products for troubled skin in an attempt to keep things under control as much as I can, and the Andalou Naturals Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel is one of the products I’ve been experimenting with.

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Bath & Body | Skincare

SebaMed skin and body care deals at Costco

By on January 9, 2015
SebaMed Q10 2-pack, with Protection Cream and Eye Cream ($35)
SebaMed Q10 2-pack, with Protection Cream and Lifting Eye Cream ($35)

Now that we’re past the holidays, I’m really trying to not spend money. However, a couple days back I was walking through Costco and I was considering repurchasing the Egyptian Magic moisturizer because I recently ran out of one of my facial creams, but I happened to walk through on a day when SebaMed had set up a table in the store and was offering some deals on their skin and body care products.

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Ceutical Plus Aqua Collagen Cleanser, Lotion, and Cream

By on January 6, 2015
Ceutical Plus Aqua Collagen facial cleanser, lotion, and cream ($16.50-25.50)
Ceutical Plus Aqua Collagen facial cleanser, lotion, and cream ($16.50-25.50)

I tried to find some fun and reasonably priced skincare products when I was in Asia in September, and while in Taiwan a Sasa sales associate pointed me toward a popular Taiwanese brand called Ceutical Plus. She gave me a demonstration of a few products on my hand and I was able to take advantage of a 3 for 2 deal, so I walked away with three products from the Aqua Collagen Moisture line: a cleanser, lightweight lotion, and thicker cream.

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An intro to Derma MD skincare: results from a 30-day regimen

By on October 31, 2014
Derma MD skincare
Derma MD skincare

Derma MD is a brand that’s pretty new to me, and I’ve had the opportunity to test out a number of their products in a new regimen. I’m excited to share my thoughts on all of the products and giving an overall impression on how the routine has been working for me. I wanted to take some time to touch on each of the products as an intro to the brand, and I hope it’s helpful if you’re interested in finding some new skincare or perhaps just enjoy learning about what’s out there.

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