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🎯Ingrown hairs—these two little words conjure🎯
In our quest for smooth, stubble-free skin, ingrown hairs are an annoyance at best and cause for concern at worst (trust me- you don't want to see what they look like when they get infected)🤐 The cause of ingrown hairs isn't complicated. Simply put, when your hair starts to grow, sometimes it curls inward and gets trapped back under the surface of your skin. This can happen because dead skin cells clog up your hair follicle (so always, always exfoliate), but ingrowns also exist just because of your hair's natural growth pattern—so, unfortunately, those with curly hair may suffer the most! Aspirin-Honey Treatment This recipe is a double whammy. Not only does aspirin naturally contain salicylic acid, but honey also has antibacterial properties, which can help reduce the possibility of inflammation and infection. 🔎Ingredients: 3 uncoated aspirin tablets 1 tsp. honey 1/2 to 1 tsp. water or oil Directions: Add warm water or oil to a bowl Add honey Crush aspirin tablets Mix together Leave mask on for 10 minutes Wipe off entirely with warm water Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Coconut oil, for example, is hydrating, keeps skin moisturized, and reduces inflammation.4 It's basically our winter skin savior. Mix it with raw sugar and you've got a winner. You can use this scrub daily until you see an improvement, and then you can switch to two to three times a week. Just be careful that the scrub isn't too abrasive. 🔎Ingredients: 1 cup of raw sugar 1/2 cup of coconut oil 10 drops of tea tree oil, or your preferred essential oil  Directions: Combine sugar and coconut oil in a bowl Add in essential oil Mix together Apply and then rinse using warm water Dry with a clean towel Baking Soda and Oatmeal Treatment I am huge fan of baking soda and how amazing this ingredient is! And rediciliously cheap. Baking soda, which is a great exfoliator, helps reduce and prevent ingrown hairs. Oatmeal has a soothing effect, reducing redness and irritation caused by exfoliation. 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. baking soda 1 cup of water 1 tbsp. ground oatmeal Directions: Mix baking soda and oatmeal together Add water to the bowl Stir until it has a paste-like texture Using a cotton pad, scoop up the mixture Apply to the affected area and let sit for 10 minutes Rinse with warm water Oil-Based Serum if you're particularly sensitive, it's best to avoid overly harsh scrubs. Abrasive scrubs like sugar and salt scrubs do exfoliate the skin but often at the expense of causing excess skin irritation 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. castor oil 1 tbsp. hemp oil (optional) 10 drops tea tree oil Directions: Find a reusable glass bottle Combine castor oil and hemp oil Add tea tree oil to mix Apply combination after shaving to prevent irritation alba BOTANICA - Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free CeraVe - SA Moisturizing Cream For Rough & Bumpy Skin GLYTONE - KP Kit Amlactin - Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
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PiNkGuAvA
Alba Botanica - Acnedote Face & Body Scrub
After experiencing some minor breakouts on my back I picked up this scrub at my local Target. I wasn’t expecting much for $6 but two years later it has a permanent spot in my shower. Despite its claims as being a body AND face scrub I recommend this for body rather than face. I’ve used it on my face in a pinch but it’s too rough for my liking. - Ingredients include 2% salicylic acid, willow bark, and ground walnut shell - Clears acne without over drying the skin - Invigorating, slightly minty scent with no artificial fragrance - Does contain witch hazel which I know is *not* for everyone I use this scrub whenever I get a body breakout and to keep ingrowns at bay in my bikini area. It keeps me soft and smooth. Good for the body, not for the face 😊 alba BOTANICA - Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free
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MaureenM
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Best products for acne!
Here are my favorite products for acne all under $20! All of these can be found in Target and/or Ulta. Remember that you should not be using these products more that 3 times a week besides the spot treatments. Cleansers artnaturals - Cleansing Face Wash Great for oily/acne-prone skin. ACURE - Resurfacing Glycolic & Unicorn Root Clenser Great cleanser for mild exfoliation. PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength I would only recommend this if you are sensitive to salicylic acid. Otherwise, use the other cleansers I recommend. Toners COSRX - AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner Gentle toner for acne with glycolic acid and willow bark. Serums/treatments The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Really gentle + great for clogged pores and hair follicles DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel Strong acne retinoid. Spot treatments/patches cocokind - Turmeric Spot Treatment Really nice but can stain your pillow case or even face if you don’t wash it out well. SheaMoisture - African Black Soap & Bamboo Charcoal Drying Lotion Inexpensive dupe for the Mario Badescu one alba BOTANICA - Acne Pimple Patch Amazing/inexpensive patches HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original for Madewell Classic pimple patch peach slices - Acne Spot Dots Average pimple patches STARFACE - Hydro-Stars Cute + helps a lot with inflammation ⭐️ TRULY - Our Stars Prevent Scars Acne Patches They have glycolic acid to help with dead skin buildup and tea tree oil to help with inflammation ⭐️
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skincarejunkie1
PIMPLES-GOOD RIDDANCE! (part 1)
A pimple is a part of everyone’s path and in the time I’ve lived, I encountered many a pimple and each time I obsess over it trying to find the most perfect spot treatment. I think just about anyone can relate. Below is my experience and thoughts on some of the things I’ve tried. A remedy for every pimple type! Kate Somerville - EradiKate Acne Treatment For night time application only. Very drying and funky (contains alcohol, an irritant to skin but works so well I can’t resist.) Most effective on a surfacing pimple (not the screaming kind). Pimple cleared within 1-2 days. Not for cystic acne. HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Invisible+ for Madewell $0.46 per sticker. Surprisingly super sticky and long lasting. As “invisible” as it gets, it blurs acne from afar. You can wear it under make up. Matte enough to wear out in public. Specific for pimples that look prime and ready to pop (note to self: resist the urge to squeeze). YES SISTERS!! This is it! It sucks everything up which gives me a close satisfying feeling to watching Dr. Pimple Popper pop that goody goody for good. alba BOTANICA - Acne Pimple Patch $0.19 per sticker. A cheaper alternative to the Mighty Patch. Contains ingredients like tea tree oil and witch hazel to help calm the pimple. Matte finish but not as thin as the Mighty Patch. Not that sticky, some fall off and gets stuck to my pillow at night. The outer edge circumference starts to lose its adhesiveness throughout the day (be brave enough to wear it in public, it helps!). If I wrote YES SISTERS for the Mighty Patch, this is more like a yes sisters. I use the Mighty Patch until most of the gunk is gone (around 1-2 nights) and if the pimple is still there then I switch and use Alba Botanica pimple patch to absorb any remaining fluids. PETER THOMAS ROTH - Acne Patches $0.44 per sticker. Glossy finish. It has different ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil that helps soothe that flaring spot without drying you as it also contains hyaluronic acid. For best results, use on pimples that hasn’t come to a head yet. The adhesive is pretty top notch unless it’s worn in moist conditions. It has helped me prevent so many almost cystic pimples. I would be at a loss without it. If you know any other effective products feel free to share so I can experience the same joys of eliminating pimples with you! 🤩 For more tips on how to say goodbye to that pimple, check out my other post Pimples-Good Riddance Part 2.
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beautycakes
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Let’s talk Alba Botanica
alba BOTANICA - Acnedote Maximum Strength Deep Clean Astringent Oh boy. Where to begin with this. So let me start by saying I bought this product with full knowledge that this may not have the best ingredient list. The second ingredient listed is alcohol and there are a couple of essential oils in it as well as some fragrance. The ingredient list seems very harsh to me and I should have expected the results I got, but I was willing to try it because I’ve heard good things about other products this brand has. I was also willing to try it because I have really stubborn blackheads and clogged pores that I was hoping this would help with. I have been using this now for roughly a month. I use it on a cotton pad after cleansing morning and night as the bottle says to use. So here’s my thoughts: Positives (or rather one positive) I breakout around my lady days and it definitely reduced the amount of time that those pimples lingered. I mean there was one day that I had a pimple on my chin and I used this and then boom. Next day it was GONE. Negatives my skin feels SO stripped. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and because this stripped my skin so bad, my face was over producing oil to try to compensate. My dry areas didn’t necessarily get too much drier but I did feel more tightness in those areas. it did nothing for my blackheads or pores at all. I don’t see any difference in the blackheads and pores on my nose and cheeks, which are my biggest problem areas. In fact, I feel like these areas got worse since I was super oily while using. My skin would get super red after using. No stinging or burning but definitely some irritation. I can’t imagine what this would have done to my face if I had super sensitive skin Overall thoughts: I definitely would not repurchase this but I may use it as a spot treatment for pimples until I finish the bottle because it really did work at getting rid of them fast as the product claims to do. This is the only reason I’m giving it 3 stars because it did do at least half of what it’s supposed to do. If anyone wants to try this, I would recommend it for people that have lots of pimples as a way to clear them up. I definitely would not recommend it for sensitive skin or any other skin issues other than pimples. As always, remember to patch test your products and that just because a product doesn’t work for some people, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you! Hope you enjoy this review! ~Kristina
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KristinaCamp
Toner for oily skin
Alba Botanica’s Deep Clean Astringent is a part of their Acnedote line. As you can tell from the name, this toner is an astringent that is designed for oily, acne-prone skin. While I’ve tried other products from Alba in the past that I liked, this toner was a big no for me. I was tempted into buying this about a month ago because I saw it at TJ Maxx and thought “why not? it’s only a few bucks.” I should’ve known better than to try an astringent on my skin during the NY winter. Although my skin does tend to be oily, I’ve learned that it’s better to hydrate it and not strip it, which forces it to produce more oil. I don’t know why I thought this product would be different. This product includes 2% salicylic acid, an ingredient which works for me in other products. HOWEVER it’s also mostly alcohol, and despite other moisturizing ingredients like glycerin and aloe, it still stung my skin when I applied it. It reminded me of when I was on eighth grade and put straight up rubbing alcohol on my face to try to clear my acne. It smells strongly of alcohol too, which is just not pleasant. I only used it a few times before chucking it, and even though it only cost a few dollars, I was still upset that I wasted my time and money. I wouldn’t even use this on my body. I would not recommend this product to anyone because we’re not in eighth grade. There are other inexpensive toners (like Dickinson’s hydrating witch hazel) that I’ve used and really enjoyed which didn’t burn my skin or strip it of oil. I recommend trying something like that instead of this product which smells like a shot and not skincare. ⭐️, 1/5 stars alba BOTANICA - Acnedote Maximum Strength Deep Clean Astringent
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lizbentley17
Don’t Skip This!! ☀️
One common misconception is that sunscreen is just meant for summer and let me tell you that is a complete lie. Sunscreen is important year round because even on cloudy days the sun’s UV rays are still able to penetrate skin. Even if you plan on staying inside it is still important to use some sort of sun protection from window lighting. Basically, use sunscreen all day. Everyday. I chose the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen for my year-round sun protection needs and here are some reasons Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 why: 1. This sunscreen is lightweight. That means that in the summer I don't have to worry about feeling greasy or like there is an invisible film over my face. It's breathable and once absorbed I can’t even feel it. 2. It protects against UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays cause the common sunburn while UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin causing wrinkles and damage to skin cells leading to premature aging. 3. The formulation is clean and reef safe, which means no oxybenzone, octinoxate, parabens. While sunscreens have a long way to go in the US before being something I desire and enjoy to put on this formulation really helps me feel better about applying my sunscreen knowing the advances in the formulation. Sunscreen has become a huge priority in the beauty industry and now there are many different options to choose from. Here are some of my favorites in different forms. Spray: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios Lotion Spray Sunscreen SPF 60 Mineral: alba BOTANICA - Mineral Sunscreen, Sensitive, Fragrance Free, SPF 30 Traditional: BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN - Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30
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Jazminoel
Skin care routine
After countless hours of research I found my current skincare routine. As mentioned in my previous post I have pretty oily skin with large pores and texture issues being my biggest skin problems. I discovered an app called Think Dirty that breaks down the ingredients of different skin care, beauty, and household products and gives them as rating based on how good the ingredients are for your body as well as the environment. HIGHLY recommend checking it out but be prepared that you may find some of your favorite products really aren’t that great... As for my routine: In the mornings I wash my face with HONEST - Gentle Gel Cleanser which I love as it is super gentle but still feels like it is really cleaning my face. It has super clean ingredients and smells nice. Then I use the GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner This toner is fairly gentle. I had been using the ordinary toner which is a lot stronger and always made my face burn so I like that this one is a bit more chill plus it has extra ingredients like niacinamide and vitamin C. After that I apply the HONEST - Hydrogel Cream since I have oily skin I wanted to use am oil free moisturizer and I’m obsessed with this one. It is super light weight but really feels like it hydrates. If I am planning to go outside I use the alba BOTANICA - Mineral Sunscreen, Sensitive, Fragrance Free, SPF 30 I chose this one because it had super clean ingredients and I am sensitive to normal sunscreen so I had to find a mineral based one. It’s not greasy and doesn’t leave a white residue or anything so I’m super happy with it. In the evening I again wash with the Honest cleanser and apply the good molecules toner. Then a few nights a week I use the GOOD MOLECULES - Overnight Exfoliating Treatment I’ve only used it a couple times so I haven’t noticed a huge improvement but my skin seems a little less uneven texture wise so I think as I continue to use it it will really help. I gave it 4 stars because it does burn a little but that’s expected for most exfoliators... At night I also use the GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum and GOOD MOLECULES - Squalane Oil both of which I like so far! The oil makes me skin super soft and I think with continued use both will show good results. I then use the honest moisturizer and head to bed. When I want a little extra exfoliation I use either the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which I really like and has definitely help my texture or the AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay (not pictured) which is my savior for my pores. I recommend doing a half water half apple cider vinegar mix because it can be a bit intense with straight vinegar. I highly recommend all of these products so feel free to comment for more info!!!
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elissa.lou
From masks to camping these wipes have you set
Summer is here and we are still wearing masks when we go out in public which is making our skin cranky. Unless I have an event, or an occasion, I typically don’t wear makeup which is bonus for my skin which now has fabric rubbing on it every day, all day long. Even without makeup, just natural skin oils and irritants like free radicals in the air are getting trapped and causing breakouts. Not having the option to go wash my face every couple hours, these wipes have been a game changer in how I handle the new normal. Also a great thing to keep in my pack now that summer is here and the great out doors are calling my name!! “Can’t do the whole sink-soap-water routine? No worries! Get cleaned up fast: First, gentle cleansers remove makeup. Second, fruit enzymes break through oil and grime for a pore-deep clean. Finally, aloe & awapuhi tone and balance without tightness. A full clean routine doesn’t get any easier than this.” Free of Alcohol, parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and artificial dyes. 100% Vegetarian and certified organic. ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Hedychium Coronarium Root Extract, Barosma Betulina Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Babassu Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Esters, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Panthenol, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium PCA, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Allyl Caproate, Allyl Heptanoate, Lauraldeyde, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin, Citral, Limonene, Linalool. Certified Organic Ingredientalba BOTANICA - Natural Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes #cheriecreater
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Laura_Raczka
Empty I’ll be repurchasing! Alba Botânica!
Product: Alba Botanica Deep Pore Purifying Pineapple Enzyme Hawaiian 3-In-1 Clean Towelettes Price: $4.34 Product Claims: First, gentle cleansers remove makeup. Second, fruit enzymes break through oil and grime for a pore-deep clean. Finally, aloe & awapuhi tone and balance without tightness. A full clean routine doesn’t get any easier than this. Product Target Concerns: Simple make up remover that leaves skin clean and balanced. Texture/Consistency: Very soft with a fresh tropical scent My Thoughts on the Product: I love these wipes! Easy to get at Target or Walmart. They’re super great for your skin and help remove that last bit of make up while leaving skin feeling soft. They are also cruelty free which I love! Recommend to Others?: Yes! Cruelty free and amazing for your skin! alba BOTANICA - Natural Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes
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mommys_beauty_reviews
My new skincare routine
Let’s start with what I’ve been using the longest: CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin I LOVE this cleanser. I have acne prone skin and congested pores like crazy. I started using this a week ago and I’ve noticed a huge difference with my skin feeling way cleaner and it never feels tight after I wash it. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 For someone who has combination skin, this is a life saver. It hydrates my dry spots but doesn’t make my t-zone super oily! And it keeps me feeling hydrated all day. The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA I tried this because I’ve always used a traditional moisturizer and the thought of only using serums was weird to me. I will stick with it because it makes me feel like I’ve locked everything else in! A little goes a very long way! And my favorite face sunscreen.... alba BOTANICA - Hydration Sensation Water Gel SPF 18 for sunny south Florida and it doesn’t feel thick and gross. And even better, doesn’t clog my pores. Also works great under makeup. I have skipped a primer on some days and just let this be my base 🤷🏼‍♀️ Now for my newbies... The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane didn’t burn, loved the way my face felt after using it! We shall see in the long run. It’s not my first rodeo with Retinoids but this one is new The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I’ve used it twice so far, and the first time i felt a tiny bit of tingling but it was extremely short lived. It does have a sticky-ness to it so I suggest putting it under something else (obviously it would have to go under my Retinoid). I put it under my The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and it seemed okay but I didn’t put makeup on today. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I tried this baby last night for the first time! 10 minutes, just as directed. A bit of initial tingling. But after? My face felt as smooth as ever!!! I loved it! I followed it with my The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% and The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 andThe Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane (since I’m not new to retinoids). Face didn’t feel sensitive this morning. I have not tried the The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution since I didn’t want to mix it with the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution but I will probably end up using the peel on Monday’s and the toner on Wednesday’s and Fridays. I don’t want to strip my skin. Oh and some days I used a Thayer’s Witch Hazel Toner, just depends on how my face feels. But I haven’t felt the need to since I started using the CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin Any thoughts?! 🥰
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Target Haul | Skincare
Target Haul | Skincare
A few new skincare goodies to try out! I’ve used the alba scrub and it’s amazing! Clearasil - Overnight Spot Patches DERMA•E - Hydrating Eye Cream pixi - Correction Concentrate alba BOTANICA - Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free VERSED - JUST BREATHE Clarifying Serum
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abbykatemayj
 Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free
alba BOTANICA- Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free
Very simple product!
Very simple product!
alba BOTANICA - Acne Dote, Deep Pore Wash really good with all skin types! Burns a little. But overall a calm nice product and it smells really good!
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skincraxy
Acne Dote, Deep Pore Wash
alba BOTANICA-Acne Dote, Deep Pore Wash
This sunscreen 🔥
This sunscreen 🔥
This non greasy sunscreen is a must for oily girls I recommend it for sure.
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Karen_XO
 Mineral Sunscreen, Sensitive, Fragrance Free, SPF 30
alba BOTANICA- Mineral Sunscreen, Sensitive, Fragrance Free, SPF 30
Now I’m a Believer
Now I’m a Believer
A good friend recommended these bad boys to me (she uses more intense ones with salicylic acid because she’s more acne prone and less sensitive) and I was skeptical but needed a spot treatment for my occasional pimples. These are amazing! I forgot to take a before/after but I went to bed with a knot coming in on my chin and woke up and all the redness and pain was gone! They also keep you from picking (yay!). I’d highly recommend these to anyone who gets the occasional spot but would probably go for stronger patches if you get intense acne. These are gentle and made with tea tree oil, witch hazel, and lentil and parsley extracts. Salicylic acid is going to be much better on those more acne prone but if you’re quite reactive/sensitive give these a try first! They’re also non-drying for my dry people. alba BOTANICA - Acne Pimple Patch
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bhazlewood
Acne Pimple Patch
alba BOTANICA-Acne Pimple Patch
Empty I’ll be repurchasing! Alba Botânica!
Empty I’ll be repurchasing! Alba Botânica!
Product: Alba Botanica Deep Pore Purifying Pineapple Enzyme Hawaiian 3-In-1 Clean Towelettes Price: $4.34 Product Claims: First, gentle cleansers remove makeup. Second, fruit enzymes break through oil and grime for a pore-deep clean. Finally, aloe & awapuhi tone and balance without tightness. A full clean routine doesn’t get any easier than this. Product Target Concerns: Simple make up remover that leaves skin clean and balanced. Texture/Consistency: Very soft with a fresh tropical scent My Thoughts on the Product: I love these wipes! Easy to get at Target or Walmart. They’re super great for your skin and help remove that last bit of make up while leaving skin feeling soft. They are also cruelty free which I love! Recommend to Others?: Yes! Cruelty free and amazing for your skin! alba BOTANICA - Natural Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes
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mommys_beauty_reviews
Natural Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes
alba BOTANICA-Natural Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes
Pursuit of Happiness
Pursuit of Happiness
Lumene: thick yet useless however I’m not ready to give up on it. Ren; Great until I used midnight recovery serum...retinol and Acids don’t play well together.
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MataHari7588
Acne Pimple Patch
alba BOTANICA-Acne Pimple Patch
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