From The Archives: L’OCCITANE 25% Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm
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From The Archives: L’OCCITANE 25% Shea Butter …

There isn’t a body care classic more celebrated than the iconic L’OCCITANE hand cream. A global phenomenon, it’s very well deserving of its cult status. When the 25% Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm launched, my first accusatory passive aggressive question…

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Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum
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Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum

Naturally gravitating towards bronzing, tinted and ‘healthy glow’ promoting formulas, I have gone through dozens (if not hundreds) of powders, liquids and glotions. There are a handful of brilliant bronzers that work on my Eastern European complexion (that wishes it…

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My Acid Toner / Essence Sequence Dilemma
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My Acid Toner / Essence Sequence Dilemma

What goes on first? An acid toner or an essence? For the longest time, the torment was real. Clearly, I suck at layering products but I am not willing to eliminate either liquid step from my skincare routine. I’ll admit…

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Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
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Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence

Familiar to most and popularized in Asia as part of their elaborate skincare routine, the concept of an essence is to provide a boost of hydration somewhere between a toner and a serum. Speaking for myself, incorporating this additional ‘essence…

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Paula’s Choice NEW Omega+ Complex Serum
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Paula’s Choice NEW Omega+ Complex Serum

Fans of serums that pack serious moisture in addition to hydration and treatment benefits, will find the latest Paula’s Choice RESIST Omega+ Complex fitting the bill to a T. Almost lotion-like, this new addition to the advanced anti-aging collection aims…

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