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La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream with SPF 30 Review

This CC cream is supposed to help reduce redness, but I found it to be very oily and heavily perfumed.

It’s Father’s Day! My dad and I aren’t the kind of people who can just shoot the breeze over the phone. When we can’t be together in the same place, it’s often hard to get him to keep talking to me unless we have a specific reason to talk. So I’m grateful that this blog has given us a new way to connect and share ideas, and for me to learn more about what he did for many years before he retired.

Origins GinZing Eye Cream review

Learn all about the ginseng, caffeine, peptides, and other powerhouse ingredients that put the 'zing' in this eye cream.

I’ve always thought of eye creams like bandages—the wound is already there, you’re just trying to cover it up. Chances are, if you’re tired enough to have baggy eyes, you probably need more sleep. No amount of eye cream is going to deflate the puffiness. That said, I do get that there is some sort of psychological benefit that comes along with dabbing a bit of eye cream under your eyes when you’ve had a less-than-restful night. I tend to use it when I need to get up…

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen Review: My first Japanese sunscreen

This sunscreen provides the highest-caliber UVA protection, and blends into your skin like a dream—but it also contains potential irritants like fragrance and alcohol (ethanol).

During my trip to Japan last fall, I tried to keep an eye out for the most popular cosmetics (specifically, I was mainly interested in face masks and sunscreens). Biore UV Aqua Rich Water Essence was definitely one of the most commonly spotted products on many shelves, so it seems like it’s pretty popular.