Hydrating Toners Review: Klairs, Shu Uemura, Clinelle, A’kin

Hydrating Toners Review: Klairs, Shu Uemura, Clinelle, A'kin

If you have dehydrated skin like me, you’ll love hydrating toners (if you haven’t already collected a massive stash!). These watery products contain humectants which hold onto water and slow down evaporation. Confusingly, they aren’t always labelled as toners – you’ll also find them called essences, waters and lotions, and while there are minor differences in texture and performance, they’re …

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Vitamin C Oil Serum Review: Kiehl’s, A’kin, Holy Snails, MooGoo

Vitamin C Oil Serum Review: Kiehl's, A'kin, Holy Snails, MooGoo

In my last post I reviewed some water-based vitamin C serums containing ascorbic acid (Paula’s Choice, Ultraceuticals and Ausceuticals). Today, I’m looking at some oil-based serums containing a slightly modified version of vitamin C: ascorbyl isotetrapalmitate. There are a few reasons to use a modified version of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) instead of the real thing. Since ascorbic acid isn’t …

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Lab Muffin’s top beauty products of 2012

2012 is nearly over, so here’s a round-up of the beauty products that got the most use this year (nail polish excluded): Skinfood Pineapple Peeling Gel (reviewed here) – My go-to exfoliator when my skin feels like it needs a good scrub. It’s a mix of physical and chemical exfoliant, and it lives in my shower caddy pretty much permanently.PVA …

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Current Favourites

I haven’t done a favourites post in ages (since New Years in fact!), so I thought I’d share some of my recent finds and classic beauty/shiny favourites: The Grove Perfumery Half Baked – Made by the same people who do Glasshouse, this line is sadly discontinued. Half Baked comes in a cute punk-themed glass with an air-tight lid and smells …

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Oily oily oily, oi oi oi!

Even though I have an oily T-zone, I love using oils on my face. At the beginning I wasn’t quite so enthusiastic, but now they’re often my only moisturiser during the day. Here’s a review of some of the oils I’ve been testing out on my face lately: Rose-Hip Vital Rosehip Oil (RRP $19.95 for 30 mL and $29.99 for …

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Review: A’kin Rosehip Oil

  I haven’t written a proper review in a while, but this inspired me to write one. My first experience with rose hip oil was half a bottle that my mum gave me. I wasn’t impressed at first – funny smelling orange oil in an old crusty bottle. But my skin was crappy from years of daily heavy foundation, and …

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