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How did your skincare journey begin? Was it born of a genuine need, a trend or did it takes shape late at night when scouring the internet? No matter, but here’s the thing; before we know it, we’ll all be trying to sing along to Auld Lang Syne again, so I wanted to highlight the…

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Did I resist the beauty subscription wave for an extremely long time? Absolutely. Instead, I bought them to give as gifts because I figured the recipient would buzz with anticipation each month, knowing they have a box of goodies coming. If you remember the hype surrounding Birchbox some years ago, looking back I think everyone was…

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Cleansing Balms have taken on an almost cultish fervour with brands churning them out rapidly and attaching fantastical claims to them. But that’s where I put a pin in all of it because choosing and using a cleansing balm should be straightforward. Enter De Mamiel, a brand started by Australian born Annee De Mamiel in…

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I thought it was the perfect time to finally offer up my thoughts about The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalene. After the company overhauled their retinoid offerings to make things more comprehensive for consumers, they now offer varying strengths in a total of six formulas. In this instance, the ingredients for the 5% formula…

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Using Yuli Halcyon Facial Cleanser these past few months has been…surprising. Yuli Skincare is a new brand that’s been receiving quite a bit of attention from those looking for greener, cleaner, cruelty-free product options. As my other cleanser was approaching the empty mark, an event you may read about here , naturally I wanted something equally good to replace it. Let’s…

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There’s nothing I love better than a cosmetic face mask that delivers on results and acts as an effective add-on to a well thought out skin care routine. I usually don’t succumb to internet and Instagram trends but in this instance, the hype surrounding this Hanacure mask was a bit too much for me to ignore. I had…

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