MAD CHIPMUNK

BEAUTY REVIEWS, VINTAGE FINDS & OTHER BEAUTIFUL THINGS


Category Skincare

Hall of Fame: Sunscreens

My favorite sunscreens in no particular order.  Many of these have been in my rotation for years because they meet all of my criteria for an SPF for the face.  1.  High percentage of SPF (30 minimum).  2.  Works great under make-up.  3.  Doesn’t seep into my eyes.  4.  Broad Spectrum, protects against UVA and UVB rays. Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ – A longtime favorite.  Light in

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P.M. Skincare Routine November 2017

My current P.M. skincare routine – November 2017 Step 1 – Remove make-up Bioderma Micellar Water – The BEST eye-makeup remover.  Amazon is known to have fakes so buy from a reputable online site. Step 2 – Cleanse & Exfoliate The Greatest Scrub of All by Soap and Glory – A UK find.  Hopefully, they find a way to sell it in the USA. Step 3 – Toner/Hydrate La Roche

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A.M. Skincare Routine November 2017

My current A.M. skincare routine – Winter 2017 Step 1 – Cleanse The Greatest Scrub of All by Soap & Glory – In the morning, I give my face a good scrub with this creamy exfoliator. I love the texture and fine micro scrubbing spheres. I’ve only found it in the UK and hopefully it comes to the U.S. market. Step 2 – Hydrate Pixi Glow Tonic – This is

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P.M. Skincare Routine August 2017

My current P.M. skincare routine – Summer 2017 Step 1 – Remove make-up Bioderma Micellar Water – This French wonder removes stubborn eye make-up and everything else. Amazon is known to have fakes so buy from a reputable online site. Melvita Rose Cleansing Oil – Another French brand, organic and so lovely to use. I love the rose scent. Safe for the eyes as well. Known for their plant based

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A.M. Skincare Routine August 2017

My current A.M. skincare routine – Summer 2017 Step 1 – Cleanse Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser – I’ve written a full review here.  This is perfect for a morning cleanse with mild exfoliation.  Step 2 – Hydrate La Roche-Posay Thermal Water – It’s my habit to spritz my face with a facial water or essence before adding serum.  Theory being that water molecules help serum absorb deeper into the skin.  I

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A.M. Skincare Routine April 2017

My current A.M. skincare routine – April 2017 Step 1 – Cleanse YON-KA LAIT NETTOYANT – My longtime aesthetician turned me onto Yon-Ka skincare from Paris.  She recommended this milky cleanser for my dry skin.  It’s a plant based skincare line that has many quality products in its range.  Available at med spas or online.  Step 2 – Hydrate Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist – I love this toner.  It’s hydrating, moisturizing and

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P.M. Skincare Routine April 2017

My current P.M. skincare routine – April 2017 Step 1 – Cleanse RoC Soft Smoothing Scrub – This is a Canadian pharmacy item. It’s a bummer that they don’t sell this in the U.S. because it’s very good. It smells divine. I love the creamy consistency and the fine micro exfoliating beads. Step 2 – Exfoliate CANE + AUSTIN Miracle Pads – Because sometimes an exfoliating scrub just isn’t enough

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