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Editor’s Note: I first published this post on December 12, 2017 and felt it was worth sharing again as interest in retinols and retinoids continue to increase, alongside the increasing interest in plant-derived alternatives to retinoids. In chasing brilliant skin, what have we not done, including the naturalistas, to be able to look in the…


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Yes, I’m maintaining a dark spots log book and the newest entry is Differin, or officially, Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1%. While I had settled upon a dark spot elimination routine by using the products chronicled in a previous [post here] finding Differin has been such a ‘change agent’ moment. But before I share how it…

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I thought it would be nice to come back with the first new group of products I’m testing to start the New Year. With the holidays out of the way, hints of new Spring releases are beginning to pop up already. But, as I’m not always trend-driven in the items I review, I’m pleased to share other…

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