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Speed Review: Scrubs and Peels

In theory, all your skin need is cleanse and moisturize. But to keep your skin in top condition, you need at least a good sunscreen and a good exfoliator as well. Human skin constantly renews itself and replaces itself completely every 27 days. If you don’t exfoliate, dead skin accumulates and your complexion may start to look dull, feel flaky and your skincare may not absorb as well. What exfoliator should you use? Check out this fantastic breakdown of exfoliators by my skincare buddy lylysa! The post talks about different types of physical and chemical exfoliators as well as the pros and cons of each and everything else you’ve ever wanted to know.20170118_144957

I usually prefer an exfoliant with granules to scrub off the dead skin and some form of acid to clear out the pores, but without making my skin dry or sensitive. My holy grail exfoliators are Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion and Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder. Both are a little expensive but absolutely worth it. Besides, Dr. Brandt do 40-50% off every fall if you subscribe to their email list and Tatcha often has vouchers on Gilt City or Ruelala that brings the price down 30-40% every year so I never had to buy them at full price. Even though those two are my holy grail, there are plenty of nice exfoliators out there that I haven’t tried yet, so this is a round-up of some promising exfoliators that I’ve gathered.

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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.


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.ย 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.ย  Continue reading Vitamin C Serums, the more the merrier!