Winter skincare routine

From my experience my skin has different needs depending on the season – what works perfectly well for me during summer won’t necessarily work for my skin during colder seasons. I think it is true to every girl out there unless you are among the lucky ones who won a gene lottery and happen to inherit perfect skin no matter the weather. Nonetheless it is always best to take care of your skin than totally rely on mother nature. Bad choices tend to catch up with us later on.

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The review: Moisturizer vs Face Oil | Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil

ABOUT THE BRAND I talked about this brand here and here before but I don’t mind talking about it again, since it is one of my favorite beauty brands of all times that has amazing products and great philosophy to back them up. I believe in good cause behind the brand and that is one of the things that makes Josie Maran so great. Josie Maran launched her natural cosmetics line back in 2007, “self-funding the entire operation, after investors laughed at her business idea”. All of the products in her line are based on argan oil, which is produced by co-oops of Moroccan women. The company’s motto is “luxury with the conscience” which, I though, was pretty neat the first time I saw it. We, as customers, want something that is not only good for our skin but also is not destroying the planet and that’s what Josie is all about. She is committed to protecting and…

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Body care for shower lovers

Leg workout on Monday, followed by hot yoga on Tuesday and 5K run on Wednesday, and so on till the end of the week. A hot, steamy shower after each workout is my favorite part of the day. And if I can fit in 15-20 minutes of sauna or steam room… Oh, what a bliss! As good as hot showers might be for your sore muscles and soul, it is not exactly an everyday bliss for your skin. Due to frequent showers your skin has less time to repair and recover through natural oil production which makes your skin dry and dehydrated. As a result skin starts to age prematurely. Missing just one day of showers is not exactly an option for me, since I workout or do some kind of exercising almost every day, that’s why I rely on my favorite products to lessen the damage as much as possible. The first time I used…

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Wash your day away | Ole Henricksen Foaming Cleanser

I’ve been looking for a good makeup cleanser for awhile. Something that would save me time washing off the makeup and something that would do a better job. With all the choices on the market it gets really hard to choose the one but in the end I’m glad to say that I found exactly what I was looking for and very happy with the results. ABOUT THE BRAND The brand was founded by Ole Henricksen, Danish skin cosmetician who lives in the United States and who became interested in skin care after his own skin got inflamed with cystic acne during his trip to Indonesia. He studied skin care and cosmetic chemistry in London before moving to US to open his first spa in Los Angeles which became very popular among celebrities after Vogue Magazine wrote a short story about him. Mr. Henricksen has over 40 years of experience as a cosmetic chemist and skin…

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The review: Drunk Elephant | B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Gel

Drunk Elephant is a brand I’ve noticed about a year ago but did not try until recently. Mostly because I’ve never heard about it before and because of the price tag which runs from $52 for Hydration gel and up to $90 for Night Serum. There is also soap bars for $28 and lip moisturizer which was the first product I bought from this brand. The gel was an impulse purchase actually that turned out to be one of my favorite products. Something I now proudly display on my dressing table. ABOUT THE BRAND The brand was founded by Tiffany Masterson, a mother of two, who was inspired by the heeling effects of Marula oil due to high content of fatty acids and antioxidants. Tiffany researched and talked to dermatologist and skincare specialists for year before founding the brand and her biggest motivation was to learn about toxic ingredients in skincare and minimize her…

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