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  1. Acne treatment:Retin-A. It Works!

    July 31, 2011 by donnaalba19

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    I strongly believe that the secret of all great make up is great skin. Like most people I had flawless completion until my puberty and after, but somehow in my early twenties I started to have a major acne problem. I got this combination of whiteheads and blackheads all starting from my cheeks and  slowly spreading through all over my face. I have an oily T zone but the rest of my face is normal to dry.

    Tretinoin Cream ( Retin-A) helps expel the plugged material under your skin, returning the pore to normal.It irritates the skin and causes the cells of the skin to divide and die more rapidly, increasing the turnover of cells. Be aware, the product can be irritating at the beginning;

    I usually apply Tretinoin Cream in a thin layer at night.

    In the morning I wash my  face with a facial scrub . This will help reduce the noticeable flaking.After washing, I apply a good water-based moisturizer. The moisturizer will make the drying effect of the medicine more tolerable.

    The product is a cheap and effective solution to treat acne. All in all, Tretinoin is a good product, and if nothing else works with your acne, give it a try!

    My acne ” fighting kit “: Effaclar Duo, Effaclar K, Retin-A, Brevoxyl, Effaclar A.I and Zineryt

  2. Review: ST. Moriz instant self tanning mousse

    July 6, 2011 by Lila

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    It’s Cheap & it works ! This product is perfect for one use, for a day event if you want an extra glow… you just got a little sun !:) And, as shallow as this sounds, being tanned generally means looking pretty, skinny and healthy…In the summer time, I prefer lying on a beach and have the real thing, but the rest of the season, this is my go-to product;
    It lasts about 2-3 days on me. It’s more of a gradual tanner, but the first appliance looks natural.I think the mousse is easiest to use and is the most fail safe.
    I dont know if it contains the same ingredients as ST tropez ( i never used it , though im dying to buy it) but i guess it’s an excellent alternative  at a fraction of the price (I paid around 2 Euros )

    The steps i take to have a non-patchy look:

    1.I put it on before bed.
    2.I gave it a good shake before and i apply it with my hands ( if you are using a mitt, it will work better and prevents any streaking).
    3.Usually I shave and exfoliate one day before I tan.
    4.I put a small amount of moisture on my knees, elbows etc as these areas are a little bit dryer and they tend to hold on to the tan more.
    5.I don’t shower/ exercise for at least 6 hours , but most of the times I apply it before i go to sleep, although it does stain the sheets.

    A lot of product washes off on the first shower, but stay assured it still looks good on the skin. I recommend this product without reservation.xoxo



  3. Review: Effaclar Duo -La Roche Posay

    June 30, 2011 by Lila

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    I have combination, acne-prone skin, and my acne is concentrated mostly around my T zone;
    I dont know what it is in the winter-spring time , but my skin is freaking out, and im breaking out like crazy. I guess it must be the poor blood circulation or the lack of humidity that dries my skin, so im always trying to prevent/ treat the itchy patches of small red bumps that come up.
    Understandably, I was in search of a miracle product that could provide a “quick fix” this problem. A few months back, I decided to purchase the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. My overall experience with the brand was quite satisfying (their Nutritic face creme is one of the best).

    Unfortunately,  the Effaclar Duo is not made for me 🙁 !  Its “ok” but not that great for what is hyped up to be. I gave it a few tries ( applying it 2 weeks in a row) and all I could think was how bad it irritates and burns my skin. Now ,to be fair, I was looking for visible improvements, so maybe I should have tried to use it regularly both morning& night , but I just couldn’t cope with the “aching” sensation. It made my skin a little red too, so I think I developed an allergic reaction or something of the sort. Regardless, it does go a long way for such a little tube so I decided to use it on my chest instead. Supposedly, the US version of the product claims to be much more effective, but I couldn’t get my hands on it. I bought my tube from a drugstore in Europe for about 12 Euros, but I dont think I’m going to purchase it again.