Common Questions About Vitamin C (video collab with Beck Wynta)

Vitamin C video

Today’s video is a collaboration with fellow Australian YouTuber Beck Wynta. We answer some of the most common questions we get asked about vitamin C, including: Can vitamin c be used in the morning? Why does L-ascorbic acid irritate my skin? Does price matter for vitamin C serums? Can you mix vitamin C with sunscreen? Why does vitamin C turn …

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Ceramides in Skincare: QV Intensive with Ceramides Range

QV Intensive with Ceramides Range

This post is sponsored by QV. If you have dry skin, ceramides are an ingredient that deserve more of your attention. Here’s what they are, what they’re good for, and an overview of the QV Intensive with Ceramides range. What are ceramides? Ceramides are oily substances that are naturally found in the top layer of your skin, the stratum corneum. …

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Asian sunscreen reviews: Anessa, Make:Prem

Make P:rem Blue Ray Sun Gel

I’ve been trying out more sunscreens! Unfortunately trying out sunscreens for me is a bit of a chore. Over 90% of sunscreens that I try will clog my pores or give me deep throbbing cysts, and waiting for my skin to sort itself out takes about a week. Then I’ll try the sunscreen again, to more-or-less confirm that it’s the …

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Michelle’s Boost Your Base Box: Wishtrend X Lab Muffin

Wishtrend Collaboration Box

I was recently approached by Wishtrend to do a collaboration box – this is where I get to pick out my favourite products from the extensive range on their online store, and they’re bundled up into a deal at a massive discount with bonus gifts. This box is called Michelle’s Boost Your Base box (I’m really bad at picking names, …

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More SPF Mythbusting (with video)

chemical vs physical sunscreens

This video is sponsored by Skillshare – the first 1000 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership. It’s that time again… SPF mythbusting time! Because no matter how hard I try, more of them turn up. (I did a video on SPF myths last year – check that out as well if you …

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How to Choose UV Protective Clothing

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I talk about sunscreen a lot here, but sunscreen isn’t the only way to protect your skin! Today I’m going to talk about how to choose clothes that protect you from UV. The video version is here on YouTube, keep scrolling for the written version… UV protection from clothing Us Australians were brought up on sun protection slogans. If you’re a …

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Why I don’t recommend The Ordinary’s Niacinamide and L-Ascorbic Acid powders

The Ordinary Powder

There are a lot of The Ordinary products I really like (the Squalane Cleanser, Natural Moisturising Factors and Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution are some of my favourites), and I really appreciate the fact that they (and Deciem in general) really emphasise understanding the ingredients in skincare. But their powders are something I’ve never really been on board with. There …

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How to Reapply Sunscreen Over Makeup (with video)

How to Reapply Sunscreen Over Makeup

Today’s video is on one of the more commonly asked questions I get about sunscreen. You put your sunscreen on in the morning, apply your makeup over it… but you’re meant to reapply it every 2 hours. So how do you reapply it without messing up your makeup? And do you really need to reapply it? Here’s the video on YouTube, including a …

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