Glossier Review

One of the best things about living in New York is the fact that everything seems to happen here. Be it free last minute concerts (a la Alicia Keys) or pop up shops (a la Kylie pop up).  I therefore try and take advantage of all the beauty happenings that come up in the city and the Glossier showroom was one of them!

 

Glossier, is a brand that has been popular for the past couple of years. Being that it is based in New York -brand creator Emily Weiss is based in New York- there has always been a huge marketing presence of Glossier in the city. One of those marketing strategies, is the glossier showroom. I’ve always wanted to try the boy brow and the Generation G lipstick and the showroom was the perfect opportunity to touch and play with all the products before buying.  On that account, I popped down to the Glossier show once it open and picked up a few bits.

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A moment for glycolic acid

In my skincare regimen, the most common ingredient you’ll find is glycolic acid. This stems from my obsession with having an even skin tone. I don’t have any major qualms with my face/skin in respect to texture, puffiness, redness (ha! 😂), but the one issue that keeps resurfacing is unevenness. Conquering this will I believe take me to the status of having “great skin”.

Hyperpigmentation is common for people of my skin tone. The number one cause is lack of use of sunscreen which causes your skin to get darker in some parts. Mine are my forehead and chin. My cheeks and the space between mu nose and top lip are also a shade lighter. This makes choosing a foundation shade very difficult. I rarely want to go a shade darker as it makes my cheeks look dirty ot smudged.

Because of this, I consistently use glycolic acid which is one of the best topical ways to help even skin tone. I use glycolic peels, acids, cleansers and scrubs. My favorite way to use it is with toners since they stay on the skin as opposed to being rinsed off. If you’re interested in adding glycolic acid to your routine, look below for some of my favorite glycolic acid products!

1 Pixi glycolic acid toner (5%) $22

2 Nip + Fab glycolic fix scrub (3%)$8.99

3 The Ordinary Glycolic acid toner (7%) $9.80

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4 Pixi glow peel pads (20%) $22

5 Nip + Fab glycolic acid cleanser (3%) $8.99