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Why your skin needs Natural Retinol Alternatives

Retinol is one of the most talked about anti-aging ingredients and for a good reason! Also known as vitamin A, retinol can repair and rejuvenate the skin beautifully. However, not everyone can use the conventional vitamin A products that are found on many cosmetic store shelves.  This is why natural retinol alternatives have taken the green beauty industry by storm.  They’re gentler on the skin and work just as well.  Read on about how retinol products work and how to use them in a way that works for your skin. What is Retinol? Retinol, also called vitamin A₁, is in …

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PUUR INGRID Review – Pure and Honest

Every once in a while, a brand comes along with a handful of really excellent skincare products. PUUR INGRID is a Canadian brand out of Okotoks, Alberta, with a focus on simple ingredients from nature.  Ingrid, the brand’s founder, believes that nature has given us everything we need to keep our skin healthy and happy.  I completely agree! I’ve had the pleasure of being gifted three PUUR INGRID products, which I will review for you below.  Being in the beauty industry for 20 years, I have used, tested, and evaluated dozens of products.  This PUUR INGRID review is based of …

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What’s with the Fake Glow?

Have you ever wondered why “the glow trend” in beauty is so strong? Glowing makeup products and skin are everywhere these days and the fact that its summertime doesn’t seem to matter. I always thought skin naturally glows in the summer, but that’s just me.  The “glow” fever I’m talking about goes beyond your basic highlighting powder and bronzer. It’s the entire face – forehead, bow of lips, chin, cheekbones. This is created through strobing (illuminating strategic spots on your face to give your skin a bright and healthy look), and highlighting and contouring to change the face’s appearance – …