Pixi Glow Tonic

Brand: Pixi by Petra Skin type: Dry, Normal, Oily skin How to use: Saturate a cotton pad with the tonic and sweep across face, neck and décolletage (avoiding eye area). Can be used AM and PM after cleansing. Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) […]

Skinceuticals Phloretin CF

Brand: SkinCeuticals Skin type: Acne-Prone Skin, Oily Skin, Combination Skin, Normal Skin How to use: Once in the morning after cleansing, place 4-5 drops in the palm of the hand. Using fingertips, apply to a dry face, neck and chest. Ingredients: Aqua / Water / Eau, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Triethyl Citrate, Phloretin, Ferulic […]

Disodium EDTA

Found in – Omorovicza, Queen of Hungry mist Widely used in the cosmetic industry, working as a stabilizer, chelator (a binding agent that suppresses chemical activity) and preservative. Because of its metallic chelating activity, as it can counteract the adverse effects of hard water – water that has a high mineral count, generally formed when […]

Stearic Acid

Found in Yu-Be moisturizing skin cream This waxy acid is found in a huge array of products that range from animal derivates to fragrance and of course skincare. It is indeed a fatty acid and its structure emphasis this, with the characteristic carboxylic acid group on the end and a long aliphatic, hydrocarbon chain. It […]

INTERVIEW WITH BECKI MURRAY – BEAUTY ASSISTANT AT HARPERS BAZAAR

I was so fortunate to come across the page of @beckimurray_ on Instagram, not least because you get to see plenty of the latest beauty products but because it inspired me to really grasp the reality of a successful beauty writer. Especially at such a tumultuous time in my life, where everything seems to be […]