The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil Review

If you have acne-prone skin, try mixing a few drops of this oil into your nighttime moisturizer—you won't regret it.

Does anyone else think that “rose hips” are weird? If roses have hips, do they also have their own version of the Shakira song, because their hips don’t lie? All jokes aside, I had no idea that rose hips were actually used for so many things before I first heard about them on /r/SkincareAddiction. People raved about rose hip seed oil’s benefits for acne-prone skin, so I decided to give The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil a try. It has quickly become one of my favorite go-to…

Save or Splurge? The Ordinary EUK 134 vs. NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist

Which DECIEM option should you go with: The Ordinary's EUK 134 or NIOD's superoxide dismutase saccharide mist?

Despite all the recent-ish drama surrounding the future of The Ordinary, DECIEM is taking the world by storm. Here in NYC, there are now seven locations—I still remember there were only two stores around a half year ago (~March or April), when I first visited the location in SoHo. Here’s a drive-by picture of the new Upper West Side location:

The Ordinary Squalane Review

What's the difference between squalane and squalene? And is squalane safe to use on acne-prone skin?

I mentioned this in yesterday’s post, but I noticed a bit of jawline acne pop up a few months ago. It happened around the same time that I started using The Ordinary 100% Squalane, so I thought that might have been the culprit—but now I realize that it was probably because the double cleansing method was failing to remove all of my physical sunscreen (specifically, Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Sunscreen).