Barrier Repair, Rosacea, Sensitive Skin: Products & Tips (with video)

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Irritated and sensitive skin can be tricky to deal with – whether it’s because your skin is innately sensitive, or because it’s messed up from harsh products or harsh weather. I recently sat down with my friend Hannah English to talk about our favourite tips and products for irritated skin. She’s a pharmaceutical scientist and skincare content creator who shares …

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Ranking Reddit’s Top Skincare Products

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I tried to put Reddit’s most discussed skincare products on /r/skincareaddiction into a (highly subjective) tier list. I thought this would be a fun, quick chatty video but it turned into a bit of a rabbit hole! (That seems to happen a lot…) The video is here, keep scrolling for a brief summary of the products… The usual disclaimer: my …

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Fact-check: What is micellar water and how does it work? An Update

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Over the past two years, my post on the chemistry of micellar water with dodgy photographed scrawlings has become one of the most popular, so I thought it was high time to update it with nicer drawings and finetune the explanation of the science. This also comes in video form – check it out here! There are tons of micellar …

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Why Vitamin C Can Stain Your Skin (and How to Avoid It!)

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Vitamin C is one of the few skincare ingredients with a decent amount of independent research to back up its properties, like its brightening and anti-wrinkle benefits. But those of you who are vitamin C enthusiasts may have noticed that with some vitamin C serums that contain ascorbic acid, you end up with slightly darkened skin after a few days …

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Is an $80 exfoliating mitt better than an $8 glove?

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Over the last couple of years I’ve been hibernating a lot at home, so I’ve built up a lot of dead skin. When I found out about these special exfoliating mitts that make rolls of skin come off I got pretty excited – because I knew I’d be in for a treat. A disgusting treat. The video is here, keep …

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Easy (5 Minute) DIY Vitamin C Serum Recipe

I’ve mentioned my super-easy DIY vitamin C serum a few times before on social media, and some of you have been asking me for the recipe… but I’ve been so distracted with other things I never got around to posting it until now. I’m sorry! Please forgive me. I hope the results make up for my tardiness! Here’s the video …

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Purging vs Breakouts: When to Ditch Your Skincare

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Have you ever tried a new skincare product, only to discover that it makes your skin flare up with pimples? This could be your skin purging, or it could be your skin reacting to the product and having a regular breakout. Purging is when your skin is adjusting to the new product. Persevering with the product will eventually make your skin …

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