Dropping Acid: Making Chemical Exfoliation Work for Me

01 Dropping Acid

Acids and I have a long turbulent history together.

Most recently, I flirted with Biologique Recherche’s P50 Lotion (see my beginner’s guide to buying P50), Sunday Riley Good Genes (40% lactic acid), and Pixi Glow Tonic (5% glycolic acid).

Before that, I had regular rendezvous with Neova Reveal Exfoliator gel (20% glycolic acid) and Peter Thomas Roth 10% glycolic acid toner (link to my review).

The appeal of uncovering new baby skin after sloughing off the top layer–with acne marks, sunspots, large pores, forehead lines, and slight textural imperfections–was undeniable.  And when you regularly follow Caroline Hirons–a big proponent of acid toners as a regular part of a routine–it’s hard not to feel as if you’re handicapping your skin’s full potential when you omit acids. It’s like writing blog posts instead of the brief that’s due tomorrow and still expecting to get that promotion.  ::quickly looks away::

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2015 Furvorites

If you notice something funny about my (Renee’s) lips, you’re right. It’s swollen AF after a Restylane injection. Because vanity. Moar on that in later post.

Our first full year of blogging is almost at an end. At the end of last year, we toasted to many more beauty-filled meowments, festive felines, and bad cat puns in 2015. We can confidently say “check, check, and CHECK” to them all.  See?

Now here are our furvorites that made 2015 a little purrrettier.
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Eastern Promises Part 2: Angela’s Skincare Routines–August 2015

Read Part 1–Translating Between the Asian and Western Skincare Routine–here.

Broken down into components of CLEANSE, TONE, TREAT, MOISTURIZE, the routines in this post list what I’m currently using the majority of the time and why (and also link to my reviews if there is one).

I do occasionally use something else in my stash just because I feel like it or am bored. There are two exceptions: (1) When I review skincare provided for free by a company, I test that item continuously so that you can be sure my opinion isn’t compromised by lax testing. (2) I want/need to use Shark Sauce and my PocketDerm prescription (referral link) consistently–2x/day and 1x/day respectively.

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50 Scent: Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 – A Beginner’s Guide to Buying

Ahhh, the famous Lotion P50 by Biologique Recherche. I’m a sucker for anything that WORKS. Even if it’s crazy expensive ::whimpers:: (And even if it involves needles and anesthesia. Thankfully not at that point yet.)

01 Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion ReviewAfter years of seeing this pop up in various articles and blogs (Emily Weiss, Caroline Hirons, Kerry at Skin & Tonics, and Sheryll at The Wanderlust Project)–all with glowing (haha, get it?) reviews–I finally decided to try it out for myself.

Volition Skincare Giveaway

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Stink Tank – Biologique Recherché Masque Vivant

This is the grossest-smelling skin care product in the world. It must be, because I eat durian and stinky tofu like they’re ice cream and I CANNOT stand the smell of this mask. But oh, this mask, it is a miracle product. Read this link about it. I concur with her review:

Angela got me this sample with a warning that it smells like feet. She lied; it smells waaaay worse.  I wasn’t initially fazed because I opened the lid and sniffed what seemed to be a nutty innocuous scent. Mmmmkay. Continue reading “Stink Tank – Biologique Recherché Masque Vivant”