Morning Skincare Routine – Mid-2017

Save for when I don’t sleep or when I have my period, my skin has been behaving really well. I’ve been trying out different brands and products over the past several years, but I generally stick to the same active ingredients –vitamin c (or its derivatives), retinoids, niacinamide, and spf (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide). Since February, though, I have been sticking to the same products and I noticed I’m no way near getting bored of them. My skin is far from perfect but I think it moved past a plateau, thanks to the new products I switched to. I’m…

New Products I NEED to Rave About feat. Laneige, Etude House, and PureVivi

I find it a chore to write about hauls, which I prefer just calling ‘new purchases’. But recently I bought products that are so good it would be a disservice to beauty blogosphere if I didn’t share them. PureVivi Cleansing Lotion for Sensitive Skin I used to say all micellar water products are the same. Well, I’m taking that back. This makeup remover not only removes makeup, it also makes my skin look better. It wasn’t apparent to me the first few times I used it because it’s hard to isolate which product is doing what–and I was testing out…

A Review of Biore’s Makeup Removers*

*While I was not compensated for this post, the products featured were sent to me for PR consideration. Some of Biore’s makeup removers* are finally here! I was a little disappointed that the makeup cleansing milk I once bought from a Taiwanese grocery store is not included in the makeup remover line launched recently. But I’m happy with the products that Biore made available. I received this lovely pink bucket of makeup removers two months ago and here’s what I think about them (in order of what I like most): Biore Cleansing Oil Wipes I wasn’t looking forward to using…

Bioderma Sensibio DS+ Creme Road Test Results

While not sponsored, this post features a product included in a subscription box that I received as a press sample. When I first saw the contents of the June 2015 BDJ Box*, in my head, I asked — Why are the samples so tiny? I had a feeling that many people will not appreciate that the box contains mostly 5ml tubes of moisturizers. But being the moisturizer junkie that I am, I felt happy that I can now try out other products that Bioderma has to offer. Prior to getting the box, the only Bioderma stuff I’ve used are two variants…

How to Use Maxi-Peel: Step-by-Step Skin Guide

Disclaimer: I’m not using maxi-peel anymore and I probably won’t use it again in the near future. I’m currently on tretinoin cream and it’s been working great. Also, I didn’t start treating my acne with maxi-peel. I initially used products a dermatologist prescribed which included a toner similar to maxi-peel (also has tretinoin and hydroquinone albeit in a stronger concentration). If you haven’t seen my post on that toner yet, I recommend reading that first before proceeding with the rest of the post (Read: My Acne Prescription from Aesthetic Science Clinic). If I were to use maxi-peel again, I would do this: Pre-use:…

My Acne Skin Care Prescription from Aesthetic Science Clinic

Since posting about Maxi-Peel exfoliant solution, I’ve gotten a few requests/questions about how to use Maxi Peel step-by-step, how to deal with the peeling, what moisturizers to use, and how to go about sun protection. Before we go there, I’ll tell you about my skin first and what got me to try the product. BACKGROUND Before: My acne during my teens wasn’t that bad. I’ve always had acne but I’d consider it mild. I get tiny pimples here and there but I wasn’t really bothered by it. They’re always just small ones, not a pretty sight, but I dealt with it. My…