Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

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Hey everyone! I’ve got another Valentia product to share with you all- their Night Revive Retinol Serum! I love skincare formulas that actually work. Retinoids are among the relatively few ingredients that are proven to live up to the hype.… Continue Reading

Retin-A: Day 60 (July 12, 2015)

This post is actually for July 12 through July 19, 2015. We went on a beach vacation to Gulf Shores, so I was curious as to how my skin would handle the sun and climate. We were outside, on the… Continue Reading

Retin-A: Day 40 (June 22, 2015)

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No changes in cleansing routine.  I noticed some peeling, especially in area around my mouth and nose. I used my Clarisonic and exfoliated with Omorovicza Blue Diamond Resurfacing Peel, and used extra moisturizer (Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream).   Previous Day 1 (May 14,… Continue Reading

Somme Institute Skincare: Final Thoughts

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One of my biggest pet peeves in the skincare industry is when companies use fallacies of logic in their marketing. The following are some hypothetical examples: “Four out of five subjects thought their skin looked younger.” “Hyaluronic acid, the same… Continue Reading

Somme Institute A-Bomb

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According to Somme Institute, A-Bomb is a lightweight formula that helps fight aging by accelerating cell renewal, as well as treating and preventing blemishes, leaving skin supple and moisturized (Somme Institute, n.d.). Like the other products in Somme Institute’s skincare… Continue Reading

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

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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 6 (May 19, 2015)

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As of day six, I have still tolerated the Retin-A quite well.  I have applied every night, without fail.  Although, some people may need to start off applying just once or twice per week, depending on sensitivity.  Your doctor can… 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

Retin-A: Day 3 (May 16, 2015)

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Morning I washed my face with First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, but decided to wait until the evening to use my Clarisonic.  I toned with Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Turbo Line Smoothing Toner.   After cleansing and toning, I used Sunday Riley… Continue Reading