Product Review: L’Oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher

Cosmetics, Personal/Inspirational, Skin Care
L’Oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher

For a long time, I have lauded the efforts of L’Oreal with their rather revolutionary L’Oreal Youth Code line, which was one of the first products to include probiotics, like Bifida ferment lysate. While this was considered to be cutting edge by most and hokey by some in 2009, concurrent research at the time demonstrated Read more »

L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer Review


I’m all about making products easier to use by putting them in crayon form. Drawing on makeup is infinitely less hard when its put in a shape with a point that’s reminiscent of something we do minute work with — like writing — every day. Unfortunately, the difficulty in crayon-shaped products is that their consistency is more Read more »

How Does “Intelligent” Matching Makeup Work?


Cosmetics companies legitimately want to create products that enable users to match their skin tone more easily. If a brand were to create a product for many people with slightly different skin tones that worked well and didn’t involve much effort on the users’ parts, it would be popular, right? In fact, that kind of Read more »

Product Review: La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Acne Treatment Fluid

Skin Care

If you have tried everything for oily or acne-prone skin and nothing has worked, then look no further than La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Acne Treatment Fluid ($15.35,  The cream contains three proven acne fighters – salicyclic acid, retinyl linoleate, and LHA – which synergistically work together to improve cell turnover, resulting in improved texture, Read more »

Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Serum Review

Skin Care

I love Yves St. Laurent.  The fashion, the shoes, the glamour- ooh la la! When it comes to skin aging, there are numerous types of cells, tissues, proteins, and nutrients that play a role.  Many R&D departments at skin care companies have a knack for discovering an enticing finding or developing a unique treatment for Read more »

L’Oréal Youth Code Product Review

Skin Care

If there’s one thing that L’Oréal is great at, it’s marketing.  The powerhouse skincare and cosmetics company, which houses not only L’Oréal itself but also such big names as Lancôme, The Body Shop, Kiehls, and Skinceuticals is now launching Youth Code ($29.95 for trial set,, its latest in self-deemed ‘revolutionary’ skincare. Probiotics in Skin Read more »

Product Review: shu uemura Phyto-Black Lift Smoothing Anti-Wrinkle Essence

Skin Care

Are you a recovered sugar-addict who has regrets about her candy-coatedd past? Or do you still indulge in the sweet stuff and worry about what it could be doing to your skin? (Thanks to the existence of Tootsie Roll Pops, I admit to being in the latter category). Well, fear no more. Although excess sugar Read more »