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Holy Grail Peel: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

Today I’m reviewing the last Drunk Elephant product in my skincare stash. I’ve always been curious about Drunk Elephant due to the name. The C-Firma serum didn’t really impress me, but I did like all the other serums and moisturizers. While they also have nice cleansers, my favorite of the line, aside from B-Hydra, has to be the T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial. 

When it comes to chemical exfoliation, a blend of acids will give better and more comprehensive results than high concentration of a specific acid since different acid/enzymes target different problems. Babyfacial contains 25%  AHA (glycolic acid, tartaric acid, lactic acid and citric acids) to smooth skin texture, reduce pigmentation and fine lines as well as 2% BHA (salicylic acid) to combat breakouts and keep your pores clean. Oh, it also contains pumpkin ferment extract for some enzyme exfoliation. In short, it’s got all the chemical exfoliation ingredients you would ever want. While acids can do wonders for your skin, they can be irritating if not carefully balanced with other ingredients. Babyfacial contains aloe vera and green tea to condition and soothe the skin as well as hyaluronic acid and oils to replenish moisture and nourish skin. Basically, it’s packed to the brim with good ingredients. I can go on and on about each of them, but the most important thing is result!

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Vitamin C Serums, the more the merrier!

Howdy everybody! Don’t forget to enter the skincare/sheet masks giveaway going on right now. =)

Now then, let’s talk about vitamin C serums, again. Vitamin C serums are my favorite serums since they help with skin texture, pores, pigmentation and sun damage. I started with Ole Henriksen Truth Serum and PTR Camu Camu, then ventured into expensive ones like Algenist, Perricone and Philosophy. While they are great, I was hoping to find a slightly more hydrating vitamin C serum for the winter. So this time, I got my eyes on Klair Vitamin Drops, Skin Inc Vitamin C and Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum.

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Normally serum and products with lots of active ingredients are best packaged in airtight pumps or dark glass bottles to prevent oxidation. However, the Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu serum I had oxidized within 6 months while the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum and Klairs Vitamin Drop were totally fine even 1-2 years later. Packaging is something you should consider but a stable formulation is more important, so don’t dismiss a serum immediately just because it’s in a clear bottle. If the serum smells off or is darker in color than what it’s suppose to be, it probably oxidized and you should not use it.  Continue reading Vitamin C Serums, the more the merrier!