I regularly loiter around The Ordinary in my local mall, scanning the shelves to look for the 100th time at their offerings. So in my last haul I bit the bullet and strayed a little from my usual purchases (and because I know you’ll ask, that’s Borage Seed Oil, Retinol in Squalane, Mandelic Acid, Alpha … Read more The Ordinary Buffet Serum Review
If you have Facebook or Instagram, skim through YouTube, are over the age of 20, or just live within 100km of an internet connection, you’ve probably been tempted by glistening promises of youthful skin with the latest miracle supplement. Often it’s a multi-level marketing type of arrangement, where people are bright-eyed and fast-fingered, eager to … Read more Skin Supplements – Scam or Science?
As the acid craze keeps barreling along, I thought it about time I touch on another one of the powerhouse AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) on the market. I’ve tried glycolic acid products in the past and talked about the benefits of various AHAs, but if the slightly lesser known mandelic acid is new to you as … Read more Review: The Ordinary Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing more soothing and homely than a beautiful aroma. Like the smell of fresh oranges and lemons while you’re baking dessert. Or a touch of calming lavender oil sprinkled on your pillow after a long day. Pleasant aromatic plants and essential oils as a whole are thought … Read more Essential Oil Dangers: Sensitization and Phototoxicity
Ceramides are an elusive ingredient – occasionally heard about, rarely seen, and even more rarely understood by the casual observer. But as by far one of the best moisturising ingredients out there, ceramides can and should be used by any and every body. They’re an important building block of skin and an ingredient that’s not … Read more All You Need to Know About Ceramides
As you may know I’ve been using my holy grail fragrance-free Sunplay Superblock for coming up to 1.5 years now, and I love it. But it has its flaws. Namely the telltale white cast of zinc oxide and the slippery, siliconey, greasy feeling and shine it can leave behind. I sometimes reach for Biore UV Perfect … Read more Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk Review