Skin & Tonics

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Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum Review

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum

In the world of skin care, there is a fairly short list of ingredient actives that have substantial scientific evidence showing they can effectively enable collagen synthesis in the skin, and vitamin C is one of them. For…

 

Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-Off Mask Review

Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-Off Mask

If you’re a regular S&T reader and the mention of Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-Off Mask is giving you déjà vu, you’re not losing your mind. I first gushed about this mask a few weeks ago in Part…

 

Rohto Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Review

Rohto Hada-Labo Gokujyn Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

I just got home from a 4-day trip visiting relatives out-of-state, and as you might imagine, I’m not great at packing light when it comes to skin care (or makeup, for that matter). I do make an effort…

 

Biologique Recherche Lait U Vegetal Cleansing Milk Review

Biologique Recherche Lait U Vegetal Cleansing Milk

Of all the products I named in my recent skin care routine posts, the Biologique Recherche Lait U Cleansing Milk is the product I surprisingly received the most questions about. Actually, I guess it’s not that surprising –…

 

My Skin Care Routine Part 3: Masks, Spot Remedies, & Weekly Treatments

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If someone had told my 16-year-old self that one day I’d have a skin care routine so extravagant that I’d have to write it up in 3 separate articles, I’d have laughed in their face. Then I would…

 

My Skin Care Routine Part 2: Evening

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Most people reading this have already seen my Morning Skin Care Routine, but for those who are just joining us, I’d like to recap the changes to how my current routine is presented. My skin care routine changes…

 

My Skin Care Routine Part 1: Morning

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You would think that someone who has a blog dedicated to skin care products would be able to answer the question, “What’s your skin care routine?” without becoming disoriented enough to require a two hour nap to regain…

 

The Importance of Fatty Acids, pH & the Moisture Barrier: How I Eliminated my Acne & Decreased my Skin Sensitivity

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With the exception of one recent breakout (which was the result of excessively sweating in the hot, humid, unforgiving, North Carolina sun), I’ve been entirely acne free for going on 5 months. Not only that, but my formerly…

 

Rohto Hada-Labo UV Creamy Gel SPF 50/PA ++++ Review

Rohto Hada-Labo UV Creamy Gel SPF 50/PA ++++

Have you ever pictured what a perfect something would be for you, and then you found that perfect something and it wasn’t what you’d originally imagined? It could be anything – your perfect lover, house, city, shoes, dog,…

 

Kanebo ALLIE EX UV Protector Gel (Mineral Moist) N SPF 50/PA++++ Review

Kanebo Allie EX UV Protector Gel (Mineral Moist) N SPF50/PA++++

I’ve got great news for everyone who’s asked for more sunscreen reviews – I’m ready to start banging out posts for all the sunscreens I’ve been using over the past several months! I’ll be posting them in smaller…