You can find everything here – advice, reviews and cheat sheets by category. The function of the blog is to help you find what you do and don’t need in your skincare routine. From the core basics through to the spectrum of retinoid strengths and everything in between, the blog was started to breakdown jargon and present you with both my opinion and simple scientific facts to help you make your own mind up.

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New Launch for 2012 – Aveda Invati

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Brilliant Reds – NARS and Daniel Sandler

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Chantecaille Christmas – Updated

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