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ANTI-AGING BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE STYLING TIPS

Category Skincare

Night Time Skincare Routine Alternating Retinol & Rosacea Treatment

A night time skincare routine that incorporates Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide for treating acne, Retinol, and Azelaic Acid for treating rosacea on alternate nights. Night Time Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse Cetaphil Gentle Makeup Remover – I don’t care for Cetaphil’s popular cleanser. It contains no skincare benefits. However, I do rate this makeup remover. Removes all eye makeup and it’s less than $10 at Target. DERMA-E Acne Deep Pore

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Morning Fragrance-Free Skincare Routine

This entirely fragrance-free, and mostly drugstore, morning skincare routine is intensely moisturizing without being too heavy for summer weather. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse Your Good Skin Revitalizing Foam Wash – For foamy cleanser lovers, this lightweight cleanser can be used morning or night. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight. It’s uber affordable and fragrance-free. $6 at Walgreens. Step 2: Hydrate SUKOYAKA SUHADA Urea Moisturizing Toner

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4 Matrixyl Serum Recommendations

Top picks and recommendations for affordable Matrixyl 3000 peptide serums that you can find easily online or at the drugstore. Peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins needed by the skin. Matrixyl is a peptide combination invented and trademarked in France. Its development was a breakthrough in anti-aging technology. It is now found in hundreds of skincare products. There are three types, or generations: Matrixyl™, Matrixyl™ 3000, and

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Glossary of Skincare Ingredients & Terms

Your glossary of skincare-related terms and ingredients to help better decode all the ingredients listed on the back of beauty products and understand their uses. A ACNE The root of all acne is a pore clogged with dirt, dead skin cells, and sebum. Beyond that, there are many ways acne may manifest, such as whiteheads (also called closed comedones), blackheads (also called open comedones), and cystic acne (occurring deeper in

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Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine – June 2020

My current anti-aging morning and evening skincare routines include a few new discoveries and old favorites packed with active ingredients. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser – One of the best drugstore cleansers on the market is this one from CeraVe. Most importantly, it’s fragrance-free, affordable and one bottle will last for months. Available at drugstores. Key Ingredients:Ceramides are lipids that are good for hydrating the

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5 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums Under $35

Hyaluronic Acid is a clear substance that works to keep skin hydrated, visibly plump, and fights fine lines and wrinkles when used routinely. It is naturally found in the body and absorbs water like a sponge leaving skin fuller, plumper, and glowing. Hyaluronic Acid holds 1000x its weight in water helping skin to retain moisture. Hyaluronic Acid (sodium hyaluronate) serums come in six different molecular weights which penetrate the skin

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5 Excellent Cleansing Balms

Cleansing balms break down and remove makeup, dirt, oil, and pollution at the end of the day and leave skin feeling hydrated and nourished. Once you’ve adopted a cleansing balm into your cleansing routine, they will likely always have a place in your regimen. I prefer to use a cleansing balm as a second cleanse. After I remove eye makeup and make one pass over my face with micellar water

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8 Best Vitamin C Serums

Incorporating a Vitamin C serum into your daily skincare routine works to prevent hyperpigmentation leaving skin brighter and firmer with a more even skin tone. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and when used in skincare offers a multitude of benefits.  It brightens the skin and boosts the production of collagen.  It fights free radicals caused by UV exposure and pollution.   I’ve been using Vitamin C serums for nearly

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Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine – April 2020

My current anti-aging morning and evening skincare routines include a few new discoveries and old favorites packed with active ingredients. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse Dr. Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask – My morning begins with exfoliation. If I’m headed out the door first thing, I may reach for a physical scrub but during quarantine, I’ve been starting my day with an exfoliating mask. This is a favorite that brightens

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French Skincare You Can Buy In The USA

France has led the world in quality skincare for decades. Last time I was in France, I brought home an entire suitcase full of French pharmacy riches. Today in the USA, much is available online with free or affordable shipping. If you’re a connoisseur of quality skincare, a stroll through any French pharmacy is a self-care experience like no other. I’ve spent hours perusing the jam-packed shelves for products that

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