Somme Institute Skincare: First Impression

  I had heard good things about Somme Institute skincare from an esthetician, so I’m super-duper happy to have the chance to try their products! In 1994, a team came together that included research and practicing dermatologists throughout the United States. … Continue Reading

Bionova N1-Custom Results: Before & After

DRUMROLL PLEASE…….  Oh my gosh- if you haven’t tried Bionova yet, you are REALLY missing out!  If you haven’t been keeping up with my Bionova posts, it’s important to understand that their products are far different from any others on… Continue Reading

Coola Suncare: First Impression

After trying the Coola Makeup Setting Spray, I was super happy to have the opportunity to try out more of their products! Don’t forget, with winter weather, you still need sun protection (see more information here), so it’s the perfect… Continue Reading

Winter is Upon Us; You Still Need Sun Protection!

I can’t begin to count the number of people I have encountered who think they don’t need sunscreen since the weather is getting colder.  I recently ran into someone who made a comment about being happy they don’t have to… Continue Reading

YOU IN A JAR: Fully Customized Skincare from Bionova

Have you ever found a product you really liked, but wished you could change something about it?  Do you ever have thoughts like, “Gee, I like that this moisturizer helps with oil control, but I wish I could get rid… Continue Reading

Retin-A: Day 29 (June 11, 2015)

No changes in cleansing and skincare routine. I decided to switch to Retin-A 0.05% cream.  I was planning on still using 0.025% in my eye area, but the cream spewed out of the 0.05% tube upon opening, so I used… Continue Reading

Retin-A: Day 28 (June 10, 2015)

I haven’t documented anything since May 19 because there haven’t really been any changes.  I continued to use the tretinoin every night.  The only night I did not use it was May 30, because I ended up in the hospital with… Continue Reading

Retin-A: Day 4 (May 17, 2015)

Morning I washed face with Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser, then used Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Turbo toner.  After cleansing, I applied Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment, Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Fast-Acting Serum, and finally. Dr. Brandt XYY antioxidant moisturizer. Evening I washed… Continue Reading

All About Retinoids: You Need One in Your Routine!

Are you confused about retinoids?  I promise, they’re not as confusing as they seem, and almost anyone can benefit from them.  Here’s a quick a simple breakdown of the most popular forms: Retinoids are forms of Vitamin A, and are… Continue Reading