• ISDIN FotoUltra Age Repair SPF 50
    Facial skincare

    ISDIN FotoUltra Age Repair SPF 50 and Fusion Fluid Mineral SPF 50

    Even if it’s winter, we’re still diligently applying facial SPF, right? In my case, since I live where the sun lives almost year round, today I talk suncare, specifically ISDIN’s: Fusion Fluid Mineral and Foto Ultra Age Repair. ISDIN Fusion Fluid Mineral SPF 50 This facial sunscreen belongs to the same range as the better-known ISDIN Fusion Water, which I love and recommend almost without reservation for oily to combination skins in the summer… and I add “almost without reservation” because, given that it’s mainly a chemical sunscreen formula, it may not be the best for sensitive skin. My skin isn’t sensitive, but I do like physical sunscreens, whitish cast…

  • Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack
    Facial skincare

    Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack & Pumpkin Sleeping Pack

    I have to say, I feel kind of sheepish about having Too Cool For School products in my routine, given that, as the name indicates, this brand’s geared toward the schoolgirl-aged, or at the most the college crowd; I am neither of these things, and I haven’t been for some time. Still, I’d had my eye on the Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack for a while, only I refused to pay what Sephora asks for a brand that can be found in shops like Jolse for almost half the price, even taking into account shipping costs, plus any possible shakedown by customs. So when I saw it on…

  • Ziaja BB cream for oily/combination skin

    Ziaja BB cream for oily and combination skin – yet another review

    I think I must be the last beauty aficionada in my area to try Ziaja, the Polish brand that stormed beauty blogs and social media some years ago. Long story short, I bit and took home this Ziaja BB cream for oily and combination skin. The shop I went to didn’t have testers available for this product, and given the price of 4.99€, I decided to just take both the “light” and “natural” tones (there’s a darker tone, making three in total in this line), concluding that in all likelihood, the right match for me was the lighter tone, and if that wasn’t the case, I had the second to…

  • Skin Perfecting 2% BHA exfoliant
    Facial skincare

    Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid – a comparison

    Several months ago I ordered a mini-size of the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid exfoliant (the 2%), to compare with RESIST Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA Liquid from the same brand, which I already reviewed some months ago. First off, I have to say this system of offering trial sizes is one of the major reasons why I tend to prefer many of Paula’s Choice’s products… I’ve gotten several months of frequent use from this deceptively small bottle: a few drops of product, applied two or three times a week, are enough for the job, so it’s ideal for using for long enough to decide whether the product…

  • Naobay HydraPlusFace Toner
    Facial skincare

    Review: Naobay HydraPlus Face Toner

    I’d seen this brand mentioned in several Spanish beauty blogs, but I’d never tried any of their products until I chanced upon them in a beauty chain retailer in my town; it so happened that I had facial tonic in my shopping list and Naobay HydraPlus Face Toner seemed nice and was affordable (4.95€ for 6.75 fl.oz.) For those not familiar with Naobay, this is an eco-friendly Spanish brand of cosmetics located in Valencia: their products are cruelty-free and ECOCERT-certified, formulated exclusively with ingredients derived from natural sources, some of which come from organic farming, and they adhere to a policy of responsible and sustainable packaging. These are no doubt…

  • review Heliocare gel SPF 50
    Facial skincare

    My skincare staples: Heliocare gel 50 SPF sunscreen

    Follow me at Bloglovin! Of all my cosmetics, Heliocare gel 50 SPF sunscreen is the one I’ve been using the longest, since age 23 or so (how many centuries have passed?), and if nothing changes, it’s likely I’ll continue using it, even though lately I’m interested in trying other options. Some time ago, I brought home this large 200ml tube, instead of my usual 50ml, feeling I was being clever and saving money. In fact, this might not be the best if you plan to to use it only on your face like I do, or don’t use it every day: keep in mind that, once opened, sunscreens must be…