My mother was gifted the Foreo Espada Acne-Clearing Blue Light Pen from a friend. In return, she was kind enough to let me use it, since I am the most (acne) problem child out of the bunch. I am familiar with Colour Light Therapy and have tried Red light myself. Blue light however is supposed to be more up the alley of acne-related issues!
While writing this post, I took the time to really understand how Colour Light Therapy works. I try to sum it up my findings to share with you. So please read the disclaimer before reading the full post.
DISCLAIMER: This information I am about to provide is based on my own research. I am not an esthetician, and I’m not formally disciplined in the arts of ancient medicine or anything like that. I’m just a person extremely passionate about skincare and am always willing to learn more.
If you know me, it is nothing new if I say I am OBSESSED with Weleda’s Skin Food. Almost everyone I lent it to for their dry hands were immediately sold on the product.
I was fortunate enough to receive a package of Weleda goodies to review*. Part of the products I got were from the Evening Primrose line and I just had to try it out! I have never tried Weleda facial products before, so I was definitely looking forward to them!
*Yes, I was given these items complimentary. I will always, ALWAYS post an honest review.
In particular, I’ll be reviewing:
Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Day Cream 1.0FL oz/30ml $38 USD
Weleda Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Night Cream 1.0FL oz/30ml $40 USD
Weleda Evening Primrose Revitalizing Body Wash 6.8 FL oz/30ml $10 USD
Belif is a Korean brand that combines traditional herbal processing methods based on British herbalist Duncan Napier (from the 1860s), with their own innovative extracting method. They value their brand to be the most truthful and inimitable in the cosmetic industry because of their safe and effective formulation process.
I’ve been wanting to try one of their hydrating toners ever since I dabbled it on my hand at a Sephora in the US and followed up with major ragrets after not buying it. It was still winter, my moisturizer ran out, so I thought I’d try the Moisturizing Bomb to help with my dry skin. Bonus, I got a sample size of the Hungarian Water Essence as well to complete the set! Read More »
The final declutter (for now) after a many decluttering posts!
These are just some of the extras I picked to throw out after going through my makeup collection one more time! A few of these products were quite the rave, but I didn’t really get anything special out of them. Hope you enjoy the read!
I just received a lovely blogger box from M Squared Brands, featuring a variety of natural products with different purposes (skincare, body, oral health). I’m really excited to share what I got with you, and I’ve already been trying out a few of the products already!
Note: Although the products were sent to me, it does not in any way sway my opinion. I am and will ALWAYS be 100% honest about the product.
I’m told it’s my ripe bold age of 26 that has changed my skin. I used to be the oiliest gal around, almost never using moisturizer and packing on the powder like a mad woman. Now I am dry, dry, dry. And to top it off, I still break out like I did when I […]
This is my first time doing a sample post, but it was time to clean out my bathroom drawer.
The only reason I like any sample posts is because it’s like a first impression. It’s a bit hard to detect if a product works properly after one product I admit, but I also think it’s important to know how a product will react upon first contact with the skin.
I tried a few products t right after a bath, and the rest was before bed. I know it’s a lot of product in one go, but like I said – I wanted to get rid of these samples, plus I have backup skin saviours in case I get a bad reaction!
With summer in full force, some of you might question the best way to do your makeup. It’s hot and can be humid at times. If you’re like me, your skin colour ranges a lot based on how much sun you may get on your days off. And a bonus to us acne-prone, our breakouts may be more inflamed.
This has been a personal feat of mine to try to find a way to get the most natural coverage in full light, while not having to buy multiple different shades to match my skin tone of the day. That’s when I finally discovered RMS Beauty.
RMS Beauty is a raw, natural, organic makeup line created by Rose Mary Swift – someone who’s been in the beauty industry for years and has had enough of the toxic, harmful ingredients in products. You can read about her personal experience with beauty products and the toll it took on her health here.
I can’t believe I did it, but I purchased quite an expensive water bottle from S’Well. Similar to the S’well Founder’s aim, I want to stop using plastic water bottles. I have been provided 1L to 1.5L water bottles daily at work for the past 3 years, and always drink out of them. Little did I realize at the time I may have been harming my body more than doing it good from keeping hydrated.
A Little 101 on Plastic Bottles
Aside from the absolute waste of plastic us humans go through on the daily and the price we pay to have access to “fresh” Canadian water, it’s most likely we’ve been drinking from low quality plastic bottles. By this I mean they have Bisphenol A (BPA) and pthalates.
“Bisphenol A is just one chemical that’s been in the news — and in many plastic bottles — recently. This compound mimics estrogens (human female hormones) and has been linked to breast and ovarian cancers and childhood developmental problems. It is found in clear, hard polycarbonate plastic commonly used in household and commercial water coolers and some reusable bottles, and it’s just one potentially harmful substance associated with plastic containers.”
“[Pthalates] are commonly used in the U.S. to make plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) more flexible. Phthalates are also endocrine-disrupting chemicals that have been linked to a wide range of developmental and reproductive effects, including reduced sperm count, testicular abnormality and tumors, and gender development issues.”
At the beginning of the year I made a spendy purchase and bought the Josh Rosebrook Deep Hydrating Serum. Josh Rosebrook is well known for having products with pure, organic ingredients with zero toxicity results in his formulas. I was running out of my current facial oil, so I thought this would be an amazing replacement!
The price is quite high ($105 CAD) considering it is a 1oz (30ml) bottle.
I have used it consistently for about 2 months, mostly mornings morning and sometimes night, and now it’s time for a review.