Summer Empties 2021 – Skincare, bodycare and makeup | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS (PR) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. It has been only a little more than 3 months since I shared my last Empties post with you (you can read it here) – look at me sticking to my quarterly schedule. Not only does that please my inner organisation freak, it also means that the corresponding video is not going to be hours long, fingers crossed you won’t have to sit through more than 10…

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Centella Asiatica Ingredient Spotlight – What are the benefits in skincare? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND PR-SAMPLES. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. You know I love talking about skincare ingredients, and I love it even more if there is a good story to go with them. So, did you know where the name “Tiger Grass” comes from? You definitely have heard of the ingredient I refer to, Centella Asiatica, which also goes by the name Cica, Gotu Kola or Asiatic Pennywort.     It has been a staple in Korean Beauty for…

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Chicken skin and strawberry legs? How to deal with Keratosis Pilaris | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Chicken skin, strawberry legs – strange names for the rough and bumpy skin you get at the back of your arms, your legs and sometimes even on your butt. The medical term is Keratosis pilaris – this doesn’t sound any less strange, but exactly describes what it actually is.   So, what does the term Keratosis pilaris actually mean? Who can be affected? How can you get rid of it and, maybe…

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Do you really need a special sunscreen for the lips? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. We talked at length about the best sunscreens for the face, we talked about sunscreen for your hair, is there still a topic we didn’t cover yet? Of course there is – sunscreen for the lips!     But why do your lips need extra sun protection? Are sunburned lips even a thing? And why do I think a dedicated lip product is recommended? All that and my favorite product is what…

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Thank you Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF 50+ | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I often get asked about different sunscreens from different countries – why are many Korean ones, like the Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF 50+ that I am going to review today, so different to European ones like the La Roche Posay line?     To understand that, we have to take a look at how sunscreen and sunscreen usage was (and in many cases still is) perceived. In…

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Sunscreen for the hair – Why you need it and what you can use | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Yes, I will talk about some products and the ingredients that protect your hair from the sun and its UV-rays in this blogpost, but it will not be my main focus – you will understand why and what else there is you can do in a bit.     But before we get into the details of sun protection for hair, let’s talk a little bit about why it is actually important…

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Summer skincare routine using only Skin1004 and Tretinoin | Doctor Anne

THIS BLOGPOST LINKS TO A VIDEO THAT WAS A PAID COLLABORATION. THE BLOGPOST ITSELF IS NOT SPONSORED. THE LINKS USED MIGHT BE AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, you know how much of a struggle finding the right skincare routine for summer can be. The heat makes us even more oily, which along with sweat triggers breakouts, and at the same time wind, sun and being outdoors can lead to irritation and dehydration, especially when paired with prescription acne treatments like Tretinoin. What you…

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Which skincare and ingredients are safe to use during pregnancy? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. So you are pregnant? Congrats! I bet you are excited and at least a little bit overwhelmed by all the things you have to think about now. Like, what skincare is safe to use during pregnancy? Which ingredients should better be avoided? And why on earth is your skin freaking out? We will talk about all that in today’s post. After all, the tiny human growing is – literally – attached to…

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Ultraviolette Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen – SPF from Australia | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. The Ultraviolette Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen I wanted to show you today comes all the way from Australia. Well, this particular one doesn’t, I had it shipped over from the UK, where Ultraviolette is available, but the brand is Australian. Why? For two reasons. One, Michelle from LabMuffinBeautyScience recommended it and she is my favorite source of sunscreen knowledge. And two: If there is one country that really has to put…

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Garnier Ambre Solaire Anti-Age Super UV Sunscreen SPF 50 | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Garnier Ambre Solaire Anti-Age Super UV Face Protection Cream SPF50 – that name is quite a mouthful! I am sure you have heard it before though, as Caroline Hirons mentioned it on her Instagram in early April and it immediately sold out almost everywhere in the UK.     Lucky me living in Germany had no issues finding it in stock though, so here I am with a review of this affordable…

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