Favorite Products

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Mederusa: EZ2 Enzyme Peel

YOU Skincare- The Trifecta

YOU Skincare- The Trifecta
YOU Skincare- Clarifying Glow Serum, 20% Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum, Radiant Perfecting Serum

YOU Skincare- Clarifying Glow Serum

YOU Skincare- Clarifying Glow Serum
YOU Skincare- Clarifying Glow Serum

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Mederusa: En1 cleanser

YOU Skincare- Barrier Repair Cleansing Balm

YOU Skincare- Barrier Repair Cleansing Balm
YOU Skincare: Barrier Repair Cleansing Balm

Burdock Roots Tea

I’d recently discovered burdock roots tea and it has quickly become one of my favorite teas (after matcha green tea of course).  If you like…

My thoughts regarding Conventional, Natural, and DIY …

I love “natural”, “minimally processed” skin care products, and I love science! To me when I say “natural” I meant the product in its original…

Cleanser, skin ph, and acne

If there’s one thing I can tell you that will make the biggest difference in your acne treatment or taking care of your skin …that…

Intercellular lipids of skin

(Info and image source: Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology) Lipids of the skin layers: In the lower layers of the epidermis: Cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids…

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and damage to …

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) is the loss of water from the stratum corneum.  And it’s one of the major factors responsible for dry, scaly skin…

Desquamation: The shedding of skin cells to …

Shedding of skin is a process call desquamation. In normal skin, the whole epidermis is replace in about 42 days and for the stratum corneum…

Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF): How our skin …

Our stratum corneum contains free amino acids (remember those amino acids results from enzymes break down of fillaggrin? from this post), and other nature occurring chemical lactic…