As you may have seen on my IG, I recently had my second IPL (intense pulsed light) + Microneedling + PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment done last week. A full review of the collagen stimulating, acne scar repairing treatment will be up soon, but I wanted to talk about the gentle products I have been turning to during the healing process: Dr. Jart’s gentle micellar water cleanser, Susanne Kaufmann’s anti-inflammatory hyaluronic acid serum, and two scar prevention, wound healing moisturizers – one from Avene and the other from UK brand Pommade Divine. Read below for my review of all four items.  CLEANSE…

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It’s been almost three months since I was diagnosed with perioral dermatitis. In that time, as you may have read in, “How I Drastically Cleared Up And Improved My Perioral Dermatitis In Two Weeks.” I did a major overhaul of my skincare routine, diet, and lifestyle. If you haven’t read my first piece on perioral dermatitis, I highly encourage you to go back and read it. The article covers the basics of PD: symptoms, duration, causes, diagnosis and treatment, an in-depth breakdown on why I try to avoid irritating chemicals, essential oils (this I’m becoming slightly more lax on) and fragrances in…

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As you might have read in my previous article, which explores my journey managing my perioral dermatitis, I took a brief hiatus from sunscreen to give my skin a breather. I am not a medical professional or skincare professional and I would never recommend others to follow suit, but I personally found that foregoing sunscreen helped my skin heal when my PD breakout was at its worst. (I don’t know for sure, but I have an inkling that the chemical sunscreens I was using were irritating my PD in addition to other factors.) Though I stopped wearing SPF for about a month,…

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When I first started exploring green beauty brands back almost a year ago, Maya Chia was one of the first ones I tried and I’ve been in love with the brand ever since. Founded by, Susanne Norwitz, a thoughtful, meticulous, genius formulator, who takes her time with each launch, the brand’s products incorporate the nourishing benefits of chia seed oil extracted with a proprietary “supercritical” method that leaves intact a higher percentage of the oil’s nutrients. You can tell Susanne really thinks about what her audience wants, not just pumping out product after product. Each piece in the line has a purpose,…

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Summer is all about lightweight, effortless, there-but-not-there makeup and skincare. While you’re sipping rosé and I’m sipping my mocktail (I stopped drinking due to my PD) and sweating like a pig (or is that just me?) at those BBQs/picnics/beach days/vacays etc. the last thing you want is your makeup to melt. Ew. Not only is it not hot, it’s uncomfortable! Case and point why you need the new organic lip tint colors and lip scrubs from Henné Organics to keep you looking fresh this summer and never melted. Henné Organics has recently launched what have become my favorite products of their entire…

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