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Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash

I picked up this little bottle during Philosophy’s Friends&Family sale a couple of months ago. I’ve been looking for a gentle exfoliating cleanser and this one seemed to be promising. To start off, I am a fan of the Philosophy Purity Cleanser so I had high expectations for this product. I must say, this exfoliating cleanser worked just the way I wanted :)

First of all, the micro-beads in this cleanser are very fine. This is probably the most gentle physical exfoliating cleanser/scrub that I have encountered so far. It’s very comfortable to use (non-drying) and it does not irritate my sensitive skin. While this product is gentle enough for everyday use, I prefer to use it once a week. I generally use this product after cleansing my face and before applying a mask.

Some people might think this product is a little too gentle. But based on my own experience, gentle products are more effective in the long run. I will never go back to St. Ives Apricot Scrub because it has done too much damage to my skin.

I would recommend this exfoliating cleanser to everyone, especially those with sensitive skin. Before dispensing this product, I would suggest shaking the bottle a little bit since the beads tend to settle to the bottom.

This product is available at: Sephora, Nordstrom, Philosophy Official Website

-Karen

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TONYMOLY Easy Touch Auto Eye Brow Pencil (#2 Gray)

For the longest time, I used an angled eyeliner brush and black eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows. But I figured I needed another method when I don’t have my eyeshadow palettes with me while traveling.

I’ve always been fond of eyebrow pencils from Korean brands because they tend to have a slanted tip for easy application and several brands offer the shade “gray”, which is a perfect match for those with black hair. The color itself is perfect for either a light or heavy application. This eyebrow pencil is retractable so no sharpening is needed. There’s a spooley brush on the other end for blending.

Overall, I really love using this eyebrow pencil. The only complaint I have is that the cap (for the pencil part) tends to fall off rather easily. Other than that, it’s a wonderful product.

This product is available at: Jolse and YesStyle

-Karen

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Anti-Aging Tips for Early 20s




When you are in your teens or early 20s, anti-aging is more about prevention rather than treatment. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on expensive products as long as you use sunscreen, facial oil, and moisturizer.
Sunscreen: If you wear sunscreen religiously everyday in your early 20s, you will thank yourself later on. For the face, try to use a liquid sunscreen that’s light-weight so it won’t leave a thick or sticky residue. My favorite is the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence (review). This sunscreen also serves as a great makeup base.
Argan Oil (or another beauty oil of your choice): Don’t break the bank to buy expensive serums or eye creams when you are young. Just use a pure organic oil, such as the Pura D’or Argan Oil (review), as your facial oil and eye treatment. With just 1-2 pumps per day, my acne scars have lightened quickly and significantly. Around my eye area, I lightly apply some argan oil once every other day for hydration.
Moisturizer: Simply moisturizing your skin regularly can keep the skin looking firm and plump. When applying moisturizer to your face, don’t forget about the neck! My neck is quite long so it gets wrinkles very easily. Looking for moisturizing products with the following ingredients:
Hyaluronic Acid: This is probably one of the most popular skincare ingredients used in Asian cosmetics, particularly Japanese skincare products (Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion). Hyaluronic acid is a substance that’s naturally present in the human body. It can help lock in the moisture and make the moisturizer more long-lasting.
Ceramides: They are a major component in surface skin structure. They serve as part of the “glue” that holds surface skin cells together. Products containing ceramides help to keep the skin hydrated and prevent wrinkles from forming. I really enjoy the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid & Cream (review).
-Karen
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Anti-Aging Tips for Early 20s

When you are in your teens or early 20s, anti-aging is more about prevention rather than treatment. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on expensive products as long as you use sunscreen, facial oil, and moisturizer.

Sunscreen: If you wear sunscreen religiously everyday in your early 20s, you will thank yourself later on. For the face, try to use a liquid sunscreen that’s light-weight so it won’t leave a thick or sticky residue. My favorite is the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence (review). This sunscreen also serves as a great makeup base.

Argan Oil (or another beauty oil of your choice): Don’t break the bank to buy expensive serums or eye creams when you are young. Just use a pure organic oil, such as the Pura D’or Argan Oil (review), as your facial oil and eye treatment. With just 1-2 pumps per day, my acne scars have lightened quickly and significantly. Around my eye area, I lightly apply some argan oil once every other day for hydration.

Moisturizer: Simply moisturizing your skin regularly can keep the skin looking firm and plump. When applying moisturizer to your face, don’t forget about the neck! My neck is quite long so it gets wrinkles very easily. Looking for moisturizing products with the following ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid: This is probably one of the most popular skincare ingredients used in Asian cosmetics, particularly Japanese skincare products (Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion). Hyaluronic acid is a substance that’s naturally present in the human body. It can help lock in the moisture and make the moisturizer more long-lasting.
  • Ceramides: They are a major component in surface skin structure. They serve as part of the “glue” that holds surface skin cells together. Products containing ceramides help to keep the skin hydrated and prevent wrinkles from forming. I really enjoy the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid & Cream (review).

-Karen

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