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  • best salicylic acid exfoliants

    What Are The Best Salicylic Acid Exfoliants?

    “I’ve tried EVERYTHING to get rid of blackheads and acne but nothing works. Help!” I get this a lot. Sephora is loaded with products that promise to get rid of blackheads, kick acne in the butt, and keep your oily skin under control. But 99% of them DON’T have what it takes to do the […]

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  • is vitamin C safe for sensitive skin

    Can You Use A Vitamin C Serum If You Have Sensitive Skin?

    I know what you’re thinking, “Vitamin C for sensitive skin?! Isn’t that like milk for lactose-intolerance? Trouble?” It can be. Vitamin C has a (well-deserved!) rep for being stingy, irritating and harsh AF. Ouch! If you’ve got sensitive skin, it’s easy to think you’d be better off without it. Big mistake. Vitamin C is more sensitive-skin […]

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  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate vitamin C derivative

    Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: The Best Vitamin C Derivative?

    Another one?! Like, we need a new vitamin C derivative like we need a headache. Oh, wait. Trying to decide between 20 different forms of vitamin C will give you a headache. And now Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate has joined the party and added to the confusion. Great… Can I have a Moment? If you can, save […]

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  • paula's choice calm redness relief repairing serum

    The Best Serum To Reduce Redness And Inflammation

    EDIT 02/12/2020: The packaging has changed, but the formula inside (and my opinion of the product) is still the same. Got redness? It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with acne, rosacea, a sunburn or an irritation, redness is always a sign of inflammation. One of my fave ways to bring inflammation down faster is Paula’s […]

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