Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Not so cheap samples

I found some great, but not cheap samples on my trip to Macau.

I think Clinique makes some good sunscreens, so I immediately picked this up when I saw it. It has chemical sunscreen filters plus moisture plus antioxidants.
I also really like Exuviance as a brand. Their products are quite effective.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nufountain Vitamin C + Ferulic Acid Serum

Vitamin C+E does not need to be expensive! People often talk about saving up for the Skinceuticals serum but there are many cheaper alternatives.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Anti-aging: Tout Vert Lu Pharma Essence Select Gel [Updated]

I really like Japanese skin care, because many brands are generally free of irritants like fragrance, coloring etc. It is much more "straight-forward" than many Korean or European products. Tout Vert pays a lot of attention to ingredients that are known to be effective, rather than making many claims and fancy packaging or naming products after fruits/ vegetables.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

What has been going through my mind lately...


So, the first thing is. What's up with the grey hair? Why do young people dye their hair grey? Isn't it a sign of aging? And why are they wearing dark lipstick? That makes everyone look 20 years older ...
And those ugly tattoo necklaces. I was wearing it when I was 11. That was in the nineties... Ugh... After a few months of wearing various tattoo necklaces the eleven-year old me came to the conclusion that it's fugly and made the wise decision to not follow trends anymore.

While researching skincare I stumbled upon the TOKYO LOVE SOAP which I used back in the day in Germany and then years later in China. Now they have a premium version packed with more amazing ingredients to get rid of dark spots and discolorations. That's exactly what I need as I have some uneven patches on my skin since months and nothing that I tried helped. I need to get that asap. Products that contain EGF can be terribly expensive, but this one is affordable - for me at least. I know there are people that will buy a bar of soap in the supermarket for less than a Euro and still complain about the value.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Acne - External causes

There are many people that just use a random plain bar of soap or even shoer gel to wash their face, yet they have great skin. But how did acne happen in first place?
Somehow the "barrier" must have been damaged. Of course it all starts with hormones and genetics. But it is easy to make it worse by using harsh products over a longer period of time. Even good skin could get damaged. So what do I mean by "harsh products"? Examples:


A lot of drugstore products claiming to get rid of acne actually just make it worse.