BoxyLuxe: September 2019

BoxyLuxe: September 2019

I signed up for BoxyCharm and BoxyLuxe quite late in September, so I am surprised I was even able to get a September box -- but I'm so glad I did! For those who don't know, BoxyCharm is a monthly beauty and skincare subscription service which provides you with a bunch of full size products [...]

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Review: Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Essence

Review: Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Essence

I bought this essence because I wanted to incorporate glycolic acid, a chemical exfoliator, into my routine. For reference, I have normal skin with dry spots due to eczema ("combo" skin, as I am prone to minor acne). As such, I always aim for more moisturizing products. Benefits of Glycolic Acid Glycolic acid is a [...]

Thoughts on Skincare’s Contradictory Views of Science

Thoughts on Skincare’s Contradictory Views of Science

There is a contradictory attitude in the skincare and beauty world towards science. On the one hand, brands and "influencers" try to promote products by backing them with "scientific" claims. For instance, they use studies for their products, and include ingredients that are supposedly backed by science. Or consider the infographics and videos that brands [...]

Beginner’s Guide to The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Products

Beginner’s Guide to The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Products

Do keep in mind that I am not a scientist, doctor, or skincare expert. I just love talking about skincare! I've spoken to many people who avoid using The Ordinary's Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) range because they essentially find the titles of the products too intimidating or confusing. The Ordinary is a no-nonsense brand, as [...]