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  • medik8 retinol 3RT+ intense

    Retinol VS Retinoid: What’s The Difference?

    What’s the difference between retinol and retinoid? Are they the same thing? Are they different? Should you use both or just the one? Argh! When did skincare get this complicated?! I’m here to make it simple for you. Here’s the difference between retinol and retinoid – and how to choose the best one for YOU: […]

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  • aveeno skin relief moisturising lotion with shea butter

    Why I Love Shea Butter

    My body is SO dry. I blame all those boiling hot baths I like to take in the middle of winter (and spring, and summer, and fall…) It doesn’t help that I sometimes neglect my body care routine. I do my face religiously every day and every night but in winter, when your body is […]

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  • Why Is There Snail Slime In My Skincare Products?!

    Say what?! There’s snail slime in my skincare products?! Eww! *throws them all away* Ok, not really. That was my first instinct. Because snail slime = gross. Who the heck wants to use it? Koreans. Of course. They’ve heard the Chilean farmers who grow snails for food have super smooth hands. Their cuts heal faster […]

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  • hydroquinone in skincare

    Hydroquinone: Is It Safe To Use To Fade Away Dark Spots?

    Isn’t it annoying when the most effective ingredients get a bad rep? Case in point: hydroquinone. It’s by far the best treatment for any type of dark spots. Slather it on them twice a day and it’s guaranteed to lighten them up. But, some countries (yes, South Africa and France, I’m looking at you) have […]

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  • vitamin c cause acne

    Does Vitamin C Cause Acne?

    Does Vitamin C cause acne? You’ve heard this powerful antioxidant brightens skin and keeps wrinkles at bay and you’re dying to add it to your skincare routine ASAP. But you’re worried your oily, acne-prone skin won’t be able to take it. Anything breaks you out. Will this be any different? Here’s what the science says […]

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  • cerave moisturizing lotion

    Niacinamide: The Most Multi-Tasking Ingredient In Skincare?

    “And the award for Most Multitasking Skincare Ingredient goes to…” *drumroll* Niacinamide! *clap clap* Niacinamide deserves it. There’s literally nothing it can’t do. Need to hydrate skin? Check. Fight acne? Check. Fade dark spots? Check. Soothe redness? Check. Reduce wrinkles? Check. It doesn’t matter what you throw at it, niacinamide can handle it. If it’s […]

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