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Balea Beauty Expert Liquid Peeling compared to Paulas Choice 2% BHA | Doctor Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PURCHASED MYSELF, LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   Whenever I see a product in slender, round packaging, using 2% Salicylic Acid, my first thought is: How is it going to compare to the original, the holy grail, the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant? Especially when it comes at a fraction of the price, like the Balea Beauty Expert Liquid Peeling 2% BHA.   If you are not familiar…

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Geek and Gorgeous aPAD Serum – Not Azelaic Acid! | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO:  PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   If you initially thought the Geek and Gorgeous aPAD 20% Azelaic Acid Derivative Serum was an Azelaic Acid Serum, you are probably not the only one. It isn’t though, as it features an Azelaic Acid derivative called Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate or PAD instead.     I mentioned the derivative in my post on Azelaic Acid in skincare a while ago, but in…

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Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream – Exception from the rule? | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   No, you don’t really need a dedicated eye cream, I talked about that in length already. There obviously are exceptions to that “rule”, as there always are in skincare, and one if them is: I want a separate eye product or a product with a special texture. (More info: Are eye creams just a waste of money?)     So today let’s…

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Balea Beauty Expert Overview – Affordable German Drugstore skincare | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS BLOGPOST ARE PURCHASED MYSELF, BUT LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER You guys often ask me about affordable German drugstore skincare recommendations, so I figured that I would take the opportunity to talk about the new-ish Balea Beauty Expert products. Not because Balea is outstanding or the Beauty Expert products are one of a kind, but because it is a pretty concise collection that offers interesting ingredients at a very good price point.  …

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Geek and Gorgeous HA 5 Light and Rich – Which one will work for you? | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS BLOGPOST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER    I am going out on a limb here saying that no one above the age of 25 needs a dedicated Hyaluronic Acid Serum in their routine, let alone two different options. Yet Geek and Gorgeous have two to choose from, the HA 5 Rich and the HA 5 Light. (More info: Ingredient Spotlight Hyaluronic Acid)   But how do they actually differ?…

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Avon Anew Hydra Pro Vita-D Water Cream – Can you get Vitamin D from a face cream? | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS BLOGPOST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER The Avon Anew Hydra Pro Vita-D Water Cream proudly claims to activate the skins daily Vitamin D production, and as Vitamin D deficiency was on my mind anyway, I figured it was about time I gave it a go. (More info: Warning signs for a Vitamin D deficiency)     But how can a cream provide you with Vitamin D? Which other…

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Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ – of mermaids and sea shells | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS BLOGPOST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   I have a daughter that is 8 years old, so let me assure you I am no stranger to mermaids. Mermaid toys, mermaid books, mermaid candy, and, quite recently, mermaid sunscreen. Although I admit the Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+  didn’t come to me by my daughters recommendation.   No, in fact it was mentioned for years now under almost…

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NIOD Neck Elasticity Catalyst – So many peptides | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS BLOGPOST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER    About a week ago I talked about the best ways to take care of your neck and chest, and one of the things I mentioned was that no, you do not need to buy specific skincare for that area. At least not in general – every rule has exceptions! But is the NIOD Neck Elasticity Catalyst one of them? (More info: The…

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Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day Mild Sun SPF 43 – if you are very oily | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO:  PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER Dr Jart+ is famous for his Ceramide line, which I have not tried yet, so I was more than excited when I received a sunscreen from the brand in the mail: The Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day Mild Sun SPF 43 PA+++, despite it being a inorganic aka mineral sunscreen. (More info: Mineral, chemical and physical sunscreen – What is the difference?)  …

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MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk SPF 50+ – Amazing except for… | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   The MISSHA All Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk made me think about how everyone needs a sunscreen wardrobe. I mean, no matter how much you love that one shirt you feel so good in, you won’t be able to wear it year round, no matter the occasion. Same is true for sunscreens: You obviously have your favorite, the one you reach…

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