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  • the ordinary retinol 1

    The Complete Guide To Retinol

    Retinol is the turtle of skincare. Silicones may get there first, filling those wrinkles in and making them look invisible in no time. But, a few short hours later, they desert you. You need another dose to pretend those wrinkles aren’t really there. Retinol takes its time. A lot of time. A month in, it’s […]

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  • Which Skincare Ingredients Should You Avoid During Pregnancy?

    No, I’m not pregnant. And, no, I’m not trying to get pregnant, either. I just get a lot of questions from moms-to-be asking me what skincare products they should avoid during pregnancy not to harm their precious babies. Getting a straight answer ain’t that easy, either. Auntie Google will tell you that everything you’ve ever […]

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  • Is Astaxanthin The Most Powerful Antioxidant Of All?

    Some people like fish. I’m not one of those people. I like chocolate. It tastes better. And it’s just as good for you. Especially when it contains fish. I know, ewww! Let me start again. Salmon, shrimps and lobster (I know they’re not all fish, but you get the point) are so healthy because they […]

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  • the ordinary buffet + copper peptides 1% 03

    Are Copper Peptides Better Than Retinoids?

    BFFs are awesome. Mine encourages me to go for a walk when I complain about the couple of extra pounds I’ve put on during my last trip to Italy, gives me a pep talk when I start doubting my writing, and even helps me come up with new ideas for the blog. My BFF just […]

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  • medik8 retinol 3RT+ intense

    Can You Use Retinol And Salicylic Acid Together?

    Can you use retinol and salicylic acid together? These two acne fighters are a must to treat breakouts – and keep them from coming back. But, word on the street is they don’t play well with each other. They can cancel each other out or, worse, give you a bad case of irritation. Is that […]

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