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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I learned from Shallow Hal that beauty comes from within which is why when it comes to beauty products I'm no longer a sucker for pretty packaging and glossy adverts as I now take time to read reviews and analyze ingredient lists before making any beauty purchases.

In doing so, I've discovered a slew of "indie" beauty products that have saved my skin time and time again. Carried and sold exclusively online and in dermatologist offices and med spas, these products are not household names as they don't spend millions of dollars on marketing and advertising campaigns. Instead, they rely on word of mouth and organic buzz to spread the testament of their effectiveness. And they've got me buzzing!

Here are a few of my favorite indie beauty products.
 This multi-purpose face treatment uses a high-potency combination of Mandelic and Malic Acids to rapidly even skin tone, reduce breakouts, and soften wrinkles I've been using the serum for my hormonal breakouts and have seen a drastic reduction in both pimple size and breakout frequency. The product feels sticky and your skin will peel so use sparingly at night.

{SkinAgain Rescue | $38}
Due to my clumsy disposition, I'm perpetually covered in scrapes and burns. This multi-purpose healing lotion effectively speeds up the healing process while reducing/eliminating scars. After a hiking accident, my body was red and covered in scratches. Within hours of applying the lotion, my skin color returned back to normal and the scratches started scabbing immediately.

{Hydropeptide Power Serum | $138}
Their ability to penetrate all three layers of the skin as they are made of smaller molecules make serums the superheroes of skincare. Unlike some serums I've used in the past, this one feels light and non-oily and features six unique peptides. It helps to keep my skin even and hydrated.

{Perfective Ceuticals Anti-Imperfection Eye Therapy with Growth Factor | $72}
Formulated with collagen and elastin stimulators and enhanced with retinol and ginseng extract, this is one of the most effective eye cream I've used to de-saturate dark circles, reduce smile lines, and combat puffiness.

{Yonka Gommage 303 | $42}
This non-abrasive, botanical scrub gently removes dead cells and provides clarity for dull complexion while hydrating and balancing the epidermis. Rich in citrus essential oils, this scrub is super gentle and won't scratch my sensitive skin.

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