Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but damn do we do anything to come off as beautiful. This isn’t a new statement or mindblowing revelation, it’s as old as our great ancestors who would do anything to bang and pop out kids.
Bless humans, we are so, so simple. Something new or talked about swirls in the air, and we’ll try it… even if we people who are selling really don’t know what they’re giving out.
This will be the first post in the series of dangerous beauty products and practices throughout history (and sometimes, not so much history as ‘literally today’). From corneas falling out to burns to poisons to becoming radioactive, we’ll look at the secretly deadly and insane ways we’ve made ourselves beautiful.
This post is very short but next month or so I hope to have the next part out.
We have way too much aloe vera in this house. It’s great for when we’re sunburnt, but honestly, we’re not baking out in the sun. I’m not confident enough to consume it in any fashion yet as there are health and medication issues I need to look at as well as the yellow ‘aloin’ layer that’s very very not good for you.
Other than that, I have some empty jars and bottles, so I thought, hey, the aloe’s spread to three full pots now I might as well use the damn thing.
We’re not doing an fun intro because my internet/computer are acting like reeeeeeal douchebags so I gotta try to churn this full-fat milk out, so let’s look at Cremorlab’s O2 Couture Kit!
Cremorlab is a South Korean skincare brand that has the motto “A new classic in hydration”, so it makes sense to look at their hydration range – also because I’m as dry as unstirred natural peanut butter. Shut up, I know I’m reaching.
The best beauty discoveries are the ones that plop into your lap, and this is exactly what happened with these peel pads by Naturally Serious.
Hey everyone, I hope the upcoming Christmas insanity hasn’t made you lose all composure just yet.
I thought I’d share a printable I made for both The Evil Assistant and myself for our updated beauty routines. I was going to do a more in-depth weekday one showing when to use acids (AHA and BHAs) and retinols buuuut that whole “Catalina update sucks and I don’t have access to my Photoshop CS6 anymore” thing is still happening… you know, that ole chestnut!
At least I can share this simple routine with you now and give you some other quick tips to keep in mind.
- Use retinols at night only.
- Remember to ease into new routines, i.e. acids and retinol products should be used once a week then built up from there.
- Alternate acids and retinol use, e.g. Monday = acids, Tuesday = retinol, etc.
Mechanical exfoliants with chemical exfoliants
(sonic brushes then any “__ acid”, fruit enzymes like pineapple and AHAs/BHAs)
Benzoyl Peroxide and chemical exfoliants
Benzoyl Peroxide and retinol
Vitamin C and AHA/BHAs
You can find a full list of no-go pairings here at Beautiful With Brains and The Derm Store.