Azelaic Acid has actually been around for quite a long time, lurking quietly in the depths of the beauty world as somewhat of an unglorified hero pretty much up until the recent past. Now however, this quiet achiever is getting a lot of attention from skincare companies and consumers alike, but what is so special about it and why should you care?
These last few months of thesis writing has really taken its toll on me, both physically and mentally. I must admit I haven’t really been taking proper care of myself, and haven’t given myself the time to indulge in some skin pampering outside of my usual beauty routine. And it’s been showing in my skin. Think fatigued and textured skin. So when the opportunity arose to visit Burnside Cosmetic to experience the Ultra MD A-Zyme Peel, my heart really could not pass up the chance to put my feet up and yield to some relaxation and a quality cosmeceutical treatment.
The new baby of the people who brought us Proactiv, Rodan + Fields has seen a huge surge in exposure and business in the US. Now, Australia sees it’s first encounter with the brand, being recently released on our shores.
Cleansing my face is one of my favourite times of the day. There is nothing like ridding your face of daily pollution, dirt and impurities at the end of a long day and it’s one of my top rituals in my beauty routine. True to my nature, I like to experiment with skincare, especially with cleansers. I love discovering new formulations and ingredients, and cleansers that come in a different form or have different ingredients to the usual cleanser we are all familiar with. Through my experimentation, I’ve been using some products that either made me scratch my head a little before using, or have a list of ingredients that I found unique and interesting. This post will explore four ‘cleansers’ that give a modern approach to cleaning our skin.