It takes a village

I haven’t used hyaluronic acid for years since I read that the large molecules can’t penetrate and the small molecules creates a pro-inflammatory reaction to the skin. I used propendiaol 1,3 in my last batch and didn’t like the texture. I never liked glycerin Lately aloe made my eyes water. There is always good ol’ […]

Cystic acne

The night was warm and I was not ready for sleep. I was amused to discover facial salons were still using High Frequency Wands as if it is a new and fancy treatment (ie 2016). It has been around for at least 30 years as a facial device. The wand was inexpensive and had been […]

Frugal but vain

I am not a naturally frugal person. One thing I have been very proud of my success is cheaper and better alternatives with regard to skin care and makeup. Prior to learning DIY skincare, I was purchasing off the shelf drugstore brands. It was a difficult adjustment for me. I was still trying out if […]

Frugal skincare?

My skin has been feeling very dry despite increasing the percentage of oil in my formulations. It’s now so oily, yet, it still feels dry. On top of that, there is a lot of separation. This is exactly what one of my aunts, who has very dry skin tells me about my formulation. The aloe and […]