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Are Essential Oils in Skincare Good or Bad?

The “all natural” movement has been gaining popularity in the skincare market. It seems to have caused a boom in brands formulating essential oils in skincare products so that attractive buzzwords like lavender oil or mint oil can be featured on the label. Just because an ingredient is natural doesn’t necessarily mean it is safe …

Can you use more than one essence?

Can you use more than one essence at a time? Yes, most definitely! The beautiful thing about essences is they are light and easily absorbed so it’s extremely easy to layer more than one essence at a time. You can use more than one essence at a time; some skincare gurus use up to seven …

Korean Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

Korean Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

Finding a Korean skincare routine for combination skin that benefits both the oily & dry areas that come with the territory of combination skin is no easy feat. These products have done just that! Korean skincare routine for combination skin: let’s start with a cleanser! When you have combination skin you want your cleanser to …

Walmart skincare routine: how I built it for under $40!

Creating a Walmart skincare routine from scratch I’ve had the notion of going on a trip to Walmart to create a skincare routine from scratch bouncing around my brain for a couple of weeks. I’m constantly seeing drugstore skincare routine listicles but a ton of the products being listed are either online only or over …

Skincare Routine Quiz: What’s the best routine for you?

Hammering out the best skincare routine from scratch for the first time is no easy feat! Need help figuring out your skincare routine? Here’s a skincare routine quiz that’s only 6 questions away from answering all your questions! We all look back on the makeup routines of our youth with horror (I’m looking at you …

Here’s why your skin feels tight after cleansing

Growing up I always equated my skin feeling tight after my nightly routine of acne fighting products to mean that they were getting the job done. I also figured that stinging sensation from my toner meant it was working great! What I wish I knew back then is stinging sensations and tight feeling skin are …

Why is my skincare product pilling up?

Have you ever had a serum or moisturizer start pilling up into little balls in the middle of your skincare routine? You’re halfway through your perfectly planned 10 step skincare routine and suddenly a product starts rebelling and you’re left with gross little pills of product. This is such a frustrating feeling! I’ve had this …

Does Steam Open Pores?

  We’ve been told a million times to steam our faces so that our pores “open” and that it will make whatever we’re smearing on our face more effective. We’re also told that splashing cold water on your face will close the pores right back up again! Can your pores actually open and close and …

Why does Vitamin C serum change color?

Why did my Vitamin C Serum Turn Yellow?

What color should Vitamin C Serum be? Vitamin C is derived from oranges so it makes sense that it would turn yellow, right? In reality, Vitamin C dissolved in water is perfectly clear. An orange-tinted serum is actually not a good thing at all! What happens when vitamin C serum turns yellow? After being exposed …

DIY Face Masks that Actually Work: 3 Natural Recipes

DIY face masks are a lot of fun if you want to add something new to your self-care routine! I hate sifting through endless Insta and Youtube clickbait thumbnails showing outrageous ingredient combinations when I’m just trying to find a DIY face mask that will actually work. I swear to god if I see one …

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