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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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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Skincare Routine Update 2022

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It’s been a while since I talked about my skincare routine, and with all this discussion about “skin cycling” being a new trend, it seemed like a good time to revisit it. It turns out my last video on it was in 2020! So I thought I’d have a look at what’s changed and what’s stayed the same. Here’s the …

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Asian Sunscreen Reviews: Glow Recipe, Skin1004, Suncut, Benton

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It’s time for Asian sunscreen reviews. Some of these I’ve been asked about a lot, so it’s kind of a relief to get these out! The video is here, keep scrolling for the text version (note: the video was sponsored by Skin1004, but this blog post isn’t.) These are all Korean and Japanese sunscreens that aren’t approved in Western countries …

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The Science of Hair Products: Shampoo and Conditioner

Sulfates, fatty alcohols, silicones, preservatives… what are they doing in your shampoo and conditioner, and do you need to avoid them? Today’s post is a deep dive into some of the key ingredients in haircare products. The video version is here if you prefer that format! Note: This post is based on a video sponsored by The Ordinary, but this …

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The Science of Laser Skin Treatments and Picosure Review

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This video was sponsored by Cynosure, although this post was not. Lasers! You can use them to cut things, you can use them to point at words, and you can use them to treat about a million different skin-related things. These are just the ones I found on the AAD website: Birthmarks, melasma, hyperpigmentation, freckles, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, wrinkles, fine …

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