The Science of Laser Skin Treatments and Picosure Review (with video)

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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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Top Sunscreen Recommendations 2022

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It’s time for an updated sunscreen recommendations list! This is also available as a video here – the video also shows the texture and packaging of each sunscreen, but if you prefer reading the text version keep scrolling. Preamble First a bunch of disclaimers, because I do not have the self confidence to give my opinion without them. (I am …

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Paula’s Choice Skincare: Best Products (with video)

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My name is Michelle, and I’m a Paula’s Choice tragic. I first got into skincare around 2009. Back then we didn’t have all the brands we have now – and more importantly, we didn’t have all the skincare information we have now. Paula Begoun was one of the few lone voices in the internet landscape talking about the science behind …

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Cheap Australian SPF Reviews: Coles, Woolworths, Aldi

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A lot of my favourite sunscreens aren’t the most budget-friendly. Unfortunately sunscreen testing and development is pretty expensive, and if you want to formulate an SPF product that’s really pleasant to use as well as being effective, it can be a long expensive process of trial and error. Enter: economy of scale. We have two major supermarkets in Australia: Coles …

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Affordable Acne Routine: Bumper Guide

I talked about my terrible teenage skincare routine before (check it out here if you want all the gory details). I have oily acne-prone and dehydration-prone skin, and that skincare routine made everything so much worse. It took me about 15 years to figure out a good skincare routine (we didn’t have as much skincare info on the internet back …

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My Favourite Heimish Products (with video)

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Heimish is a Korean skincare brand that’s best known for their cleansing balm, which has a cult following (and well deserved – more on that later). But they have a whole bunch of other great gems too! Here are my picks from their range so far. The video is sponsored by StyleKorean, but this blog post isn’t. StyleKorean currently have …

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Reviewing My Teenage Skincare Routine (with video)

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Did we all have horrifying teenage skincare routines? I recently came across a photo of a TV Hits magazine cover from the early 2000s, and remembered how it was my first introduction to the concept of a skincare routine. I was a little obsessed with music magazines, and they often came with little samples of Clean & Clear’s 3 Step …

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