Month: September 2014

  • hot water opens pores

    Can Hot Water Open Pores?

    Are you washing your face with hot water to open your pores and finishing off with a splash of cold water to close them up again? Don’t bother. It’s a waste of time. We’ve already talked about how the whole closing pores with cold water thing doesn’t work. If that doesn’t work, why would hot […]


  • toothpaste as an acne treatment

    Why You Shouldn’t Use Toothpaste To Get Rid Of Pimples

    Does toothpaste help pimples? It’s a legit question. When I was 15, I read in a magazine (hey, we didn’t have the internet back then!) that putting toothpaste on pimples would get rid of them. I know, it sounds crazy. But if you were a young and clueless teenager desperate to get the attention of […]


  • nip + fab glycolic fix overnight purifying gel

    AHAs VS BHA: Which One Is Right For You?

    I thought exfoliating skin was easy. Pick a scrub. Use it. Done. Problem was, that often left my skin red and irritated. 🙁 Then, an angel suggested I try chemical exfoliants. But, there was a problem with those, too. No, it’s not because they’re chemicals. Some chemicals are good (water, anyone?). Nope, chemical exfoliants talked […]


  • skin actives vitamin c serum 15

    The Cheapest Dupe For Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

    Looking for a dupe for Skinceuticals CE Ferulic? There are many around. They cost 1/3 or a 1/2 of the price, but even that will set you back $50 or higher. What are you supposed to do if you’re on a strict budget? Get resigned to get wrinkles?! Fret not, my smart friend. I won’t […]


  • philosophy hope in a jar review

    Why Philosophy Hope In A Jar Leaves You Hoping For More

    Sorry, Philosophy. If you want me to part with my hard-earned money, you’ll have to do better that sell me a jar of hope. What are you, a quack? I want results, not hopes. And Philosophy Hope in A Jar moisturiser doesn’t give me much of either. Here’s why I’m not a fan: What’s In […]


  • Is Sunumbra Daily SPF 15 Enough For Daily Sun Protection?

    Isn’t SPF 15 a bit too low for daily wear? That’s the question that popped into my mind when I heard Sunumbra was releasing a new sunscreen called Daily SPF 15. I get what they’re doing. The lower the SPF, the lighter the texture. No greasy mask on your face. No white cast. But does […]