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These are the musings of a skincare junkie + writer + brand guru with 25+ years of product wisdom put into action to demystify skin care. 


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PRODUCTS I 🖤 AND BELIEVE IN : The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

PRODUCTS I 🖤 AND BELIEVE IN : The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

THE ORDINARY Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG from DECIEM  ☕️☕️☕️ is the first skincare product I use every single day, the kickstart to my morning regimen. I’m up at 5:30, turn on the Keurig, feed Orpheus (who’s meowing like mad by this point! 🙀) and dab a little of this on my crazy puffy under-eyes bags. Before I know it, they’re gone!

I read somewhere that DECIEM claims they use the highest level of caffeine of any similar caffeine eye product. (Though I can’t find that now!) Whether that’s true or even significant doesn’t matter because IT WORKS!

From Deciem:

“This light-textured formula contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves. Independent studies have shown that topical use of each of caffeine and EGCG can help reduce looks of puffiness and of dark circles in the eye contour.”
— http://theordinary.com/product/rdn-caffeine-solution-5pct-egcg-30ml?redir=1

The best part? It’s $6.70! It’s almost always sold out at Sephora but if you sign up for an email alert, you can grab a bottle when it's back in stock in a week or so. A little goes a long way!

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PRODUCTS I 🖤 AND BELIEVE IN : Curology Custom Superbottle

PRODUCTS I 🖤 AND BELIEVE IN : Curology Custom Superbottle

SKINCARE 101: Facial Cleansing Demystified 🤦🏼‍♂️💦

SKINCARE 101: Facial Cleansing Demystified 🤦🏼‍♂️💦