Alrighty, here are questions I get pretty often: can I use my BB cream as a sunscreen since it has SPF? Do I need to use a sunscreen with my BB cream? If you think my name is Viva, then yeah, you might have posed those questions to me or maybe you’re a BB cream user and you’re thinking about this now. So let me attempt to answer the questions and maybe what I’m about to unveil will help you decide.
While many ladies have been raving about the hydrating and moisturizing effects of hyaluronic acid in their skincare products, I found the results to be slightly dismal for me, especially in products containing a high amount of this ingredient. I didn’t experience the extreme hydration that many were gushing about; in fact, I actually had a minor breakout with those products. So I’ve been steering clear of products with this ingredient until recently when I encountered a few products that worked well for me even though they contained hyaluronic acid.
What started out as a new revolutionized skincare ingredient from Korea is now one of the popular upcoming skincare ingredients in cosmetic products. First appearing as a major ingredient in one of the major BB cream brands, snail slime now has its own line of products that some women are swearing by to achieve good complexions. Using snail slime in skincare sounds really weird to me, and I’m skeptical about its efficacy. When I tried to find out, I realized that there are not many researches being done to test its efficacy, probably because it is still a relatively new skincare ingredient.
Hey ladies, do you have at least one item in your skin care stash with this instruction – shake well before use? Have you ever wondered why you need to follow the instruction and is it something that annoys you? Well, I have in my skin care stash, a number of products requiring me to “shake well before use” and these include sunscreens, skin lotions, and even eye creams. I have to admit that the instruction sort of annoys me slightly, especially if the product is housed in a smallish container that doesn’t exactly give much room for shaking…if you know what I’m talking about.
If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you would already know I like to go into discussions about water. It’s a subject that intrigues me because I believe it has great bearings on our health and hence our skin too. In fact, I’m in the process of learning more about water and I’ll be writing a few posts about the topic in the weeks to come. Today, let’s look at deionized or demineralized water you sometimes see listed in your ingredient list. What exactly is that and how is this type of water different from Aqua or Water.