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Speed Skincare Reviews featuring Sol de Jeneiro, Tatcha, Drunk Elephant, Farmacy, Clarins, Kiehl's, Biologique Recherche

Speed Skincare Reviews featuring Sol de Jeneiro, Tatcha, Drunk Elephant, Farmacy, Clarins, Kiehl's, Biologique Recherche

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel ($52.00 for 1.69 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hydrating serum that uses the following ingredients (as called out by the brand): Pro-Vitamin B5 for "attract[ing] and hold[ing] hydration to skin," Pineapple Ceramide to "help boost luminosity and improve...

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NARS Makeup Removing Water Review

NARS Makeup Removing Water Review

NARS Makeup Removing Water

NARS Makeup Removing Water ($28.00 for 6.7 fl. oz.) is touted as a "soap-free, oil-free, and alcohol-free water that removes face makeup and tones the skin." It's designed as a gentle formula that will remove makeup without requiring rubbing while...

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Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist Review & Photos

Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist Review & Photos

Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist

Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist ($31.00 for 3.3 fl. oz.) is described as "a daily replenishing mist with the calming scent of lavender that tones and soothes the complexion. Ideal for dry skin types." To use, shake the bottle and then...

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Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner Review, Photos

Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner Review, Photos

Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner

Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner ($30.50 for 8 oz.) is a calming and hydrating toner that's alcohol-free. Over the years, one of the musts in toner, for me, is to ensure it is alcohol-free, because toners that contain alcohol are often too...

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MAC Cham-Pale: Complete Comfort Cream & Fix+ Lavender

MAC Cham-Pale: Complete Comfort Cream & Fix+ Lavender

MAC Cham-Pale: Skincare

There were two skincare products launched with Cham-Pale: MAC Complete Comfort Cream ($32.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.), which is permanent (except Asian locations), and MAC Fix+ Lavender ($18.00 for 3.4 fl. oz.), which is limited edition.  This post is more of a...

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NARS Hydrating Freshening Lotion Review, Photos

NARS Hydrating Freshening Lotion Review, Photos

It's a Toner, Not a Lotion (Part 2): NARS Hydrating Freshening Lotion

NARS Hydrating Freshening Lotion ($36.00 for 6.7 fl. oz.) is a water-based toner with a gel-like consistency designed to hydrate skin as well as gently exfoliate it.

When I was at NARS a few months ago, the artist was telling me...

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It's a Toner, Not a Lotion: Clarins' Super Restorative Wake-Up Lotion

It's a Toner, Not a Lotion: Clarins' Super Restorative Wake-Up Lotion

It's a Toner, Not a Lotion: Clarins' Super Restorative Wake-Up Lotion

Clarins Super Restorative Wake-Up Lotion ($40.00 for 4.2 oz.) is indeed a toner. I must admit that I had to read the product's tip sheet before realizing it was a toner and not a moisturizer. (Hey, I associate the term "lotion"...

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Acne-Prone Skin: Tone with Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion

Acne-Prone Skin: Tone with Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion

Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion ($15.00)

After I use the Acne Facial Cleanser, I pat my face dry (with a towel used *only* to dry my face). I squeeze a little bit of the Special Cucumber Lotion onto a cotton round, and then I use apply it to my face. You basically apply it the same way you...

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Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner for Dry Skin

Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner for Dry Skin

Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner ($7.95 to 17.45) is designed to re-hydrate dry skin while restoring your skin back to the correct pH balance. What I really love about all of Lush's toners is that they come in handy spray-bottles. You can spritz on the go, on your face, or on a cotton pad--whatever...

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Clarisonic for Better Overall Skincare and Appearance

Clarisonic for Better Overall Skincare and Appearance

Clarisonic ($195.00) is one of those products you tend to hear raves about, but you take one look at the price tag and run in the other direction. But you're always wondering, "Does it actually work? Is it worth it?"

Yes, and yes. Most definitely.

The Clarisonic Skin Care...

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