Review: Stridex Pads Maximum Strength

Today’s post is all about Stridex Pads Maximum Strength  Prior to this red jar, I’d never tried any 2% salicylic acid treatment. Sick right? For someone with oily, acne-prone skin? 😳 I must have been living under the rock. JK, Glycolic & Azelaic acid were doing it for me. Not until some months back in Lockdown, 2020 when I was on…

Review: Product Empties

Reviewing June empties in the beginning of August??? Ahh forgive my inconsistency. These products deserve a mention; besides I didn’t empty any skincare products in July so this covers up for that. In this post, we’ll be reviewing 4 skincare products (a cleanser, serum, and moisturizer), including a makeup item. Yup, you read that right! Let’s jump in already. CosRx…

April Empties: Will I Be Repurchasing?

If there’s any time especially that I keep track of skincare, it has to be at the end of the month. Our skin cells take approximately 28 days to renew themselves; I didn’t say so, science did. The quantity of most skincare products come in 30ml, 120ml, 150ml (depending on the product type); this could mean that for something you’ll…

How You Should Approach a Skincare Routine

Whether you’re new to skincare, have no clue about it, an enthusiast or a junkie, we can all agree that the skincare trend is here to stay. The skin is the largest organ of the body and taking proper care of it is important!  Women (and men) are getting more involved in taking care of their skin and unleashing their inner beauty through that timeless skin glow.

With so much information online, numerous skincare brands, new products popping up every day, it can be overwhelming to know what your skincare essentials are, when to add the extra(s), and when to pass. This is why we felt the need to simplify the basic steps to guide you on your journey to healthy skin.

One thing to have in mind when approaching skincare is that ‘Skincare is not one-size-fits-all’. What works for the girl or boy next door might not work for you, and that’s normal. Rather, knowing the right steps, ingredients and products will help you build your own skincare routine according to your skin concerns. It is also important to identify your skin type so as to get products suited to your skin’s specific needs. Skin types are generally categorized into – normal (balanced), dry, oily, and combination. Note that your skin type doesn’t necessarily have to fit into these boxes, the skin is complex. Other factors such as seasonal changes and cosmetic products can also influence your skin type.


The first and most important step in skincare is to have a clean slate. Dirt, excess sebum (oil), makeup and impurities can lead to clogged pores, if not properly washed off the face. Washing your face regularly (at least every day) is recommended.

What to look for: A gentle, pH-balanced (this makes toner optional) cleanser that won’t strip away your skin’s natural moisture.

Try: COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser , The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

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