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Oh, this stuff is good. Anyone with rough, congested, acne-prone or lumpy skin should try it out. The AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) in this product work to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. After using for a while the skin appears (and feels) smoother and clearer. Some types of AHA ingredients are derived from citrus, as is the case here. The Enzyme Cleansing Gel contains Grapefruit extract and papaya extract which are citrus acid AHAs. AHA can also be glycolic and lactic acid. They all can contribute to reduction of fine lines and improving the general quality of the skin, reducing inflammation and blotchyness and by promoting healthier more robust skin. Unfortunately though, AHA are not generally recommended …

I haven’t posted for quite some time because I’ve been sticking with the products I know work for me. Most of them still work great but recent hormonal changes have produced new skin issues and I’ve needed to find products that aren’t just good for sensitive, combination skin but are also targeted to heal and fix skin problems. This has lead me to a skincare line I stumbled upon by fortuitous accident. One of my favourite places for perfume and cosmetics in Australia is Mecca cosmetics. I logged in recently to update my info and found that they have something called a ‘Ultimate Beauty Edit’ which is a ‘recommended for you’ type list of stuff based on what you’ve purchased …

I’ve been a big fan of La Roche Posay’s “Rosaliac” cleanser for years now but lately I haven’t been able to find it in my favourite stores. That is online stores, La Roche Posay is no where to be found in brick-and-mortar stores in Australia at all. If I’m wrong please correct me as I would love to be able to buy it from Australian stores if I need it in a hurry.
Rosaliac is a gel cleanser, and it has a beautiful soothing, cooling feel to it which is perfect for (as the name implies) anyone with Rosacia. If you have Rosacia I strongly recommend it for you, it may be the best cleanser you’ve ever tried. As for me, …

I was recently browsing the diseasome map of human diseases and genes, and it reminded me of the relationship between allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma and atopy (incl. eczema), or the ‘atopic triad’ as I like to call it. I also discovered that the gene related to Eczema is also connected to a rare genetic disorder called Netherton Syndrome, which seems to be similar to chronic severe eczema, not pleasant. In diseasome both atopy and allergic rhinitis are classified as immunological diseases, whereas Netherton Syndrome is listed as dermatological. This makes sense as both hayfever and eczema are allergic reactions, which the immune system is responsible for. While the cause of Nethertons syndrome is a dysfunction in the …

Another great Avene cream for extra sensitive skin types that I’m surprised I haven’t reviewed yet. This is a reliable cream that I have been using for years for extra dry, eczema afflicted skin. I recently took advantage of the strong AU dollar and bought some more recently from the Pharamundi amazon store here at a much better price that you find in Australian priceline stores and with a fairly cheap delivery fee too; international delivery is one thing that can negate the benefits of purchasing skincare overseas, but in this case it’s not a problem. I can vouch for the quality of the cream as it was the same old cream I have always used, really good at …