First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser Review

I tried the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser many years ago but didn’t write a review. A lot of folks that visit this blog are interested in this cleanser so thought I should try it again. It is a fragrance-free, gentle cleanser with a whipped, creamy texture and it lathers nicely.

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Mia’s review: I like the First Aid Beauty cleanser a lot. It is a great low pH cleanser. I’ve been using it for just over a month now. I like the whipped texture and the Continue reading

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Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner Review

I’ve been using the Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner for about five years. In general, I’m a fan of Davines products as you can see from this review, and this review, and this review. But this is the conditioner that I always go back to after trying something else.

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Mia’s review: I love the smell and the color of the Davines Love Conditioner! The smell is kinda flower-y and perfume-y but not overpowering at all. I would be okay with it having an even stronger smell.

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Kerastase Discipline Fondant Fluidealiste Conditioner Review

In the past, I’ve used Kerastase hair masks as conditioners so I thought I should try one of their actual conditioners. I am a big fan of their hair mask for color-treated hair (although mine isn’t) but they recently reformulated it and I wasn’t sure I’d like the new formula. I chatted with a Kerastase representative and asked which conditioner would make my hair feel soft and they recommended Fondant Fluidealiste from their Discipline line.

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Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W Review

I’ve been using a P50 lotion for nearly 4 years. I started with the P50V 1970, then P50 , and have used P50V for the past couple of years. I recently decided to try P50W because I don’t really have acne and have skin that is on the drier side and prone to redness. I’ve seen P50W advertised as being for sensitive skin, rosacea-prone skin, and also drier mature skin. And I’ve also seen P50V advertised as being for dry and sensitive skin. Either way, I believe P50W is the gentlest formula.

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Mia’s review:  Over time, I’ve been switching to gentler formulas of P50 because I use it twice a day and also use tretinoin one per day in the evening. I let the lotion P50 sit on my skin for Continue reading

COSRX Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser Review

The COSRX Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser is my favorite cleanser right now! It’s a very popular cleanser with lots of good reviews. If you google it, you’ll see lots reviews from other bloggers as well. I’ve read varying pH values with some people finding a value of 5.0 and others finding a value of  5.5, and and others a value of ~5.0-6.0. So know that what I found is based upon using these pH strips.

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Mia’s review: I really like the COSRX low-pH cleanser and I’m on my second bottle.  I don’t find it to be harsh, irritating or Continue reading

Products with pH Levels of 6.5 or Higher

I try to test every product I come across and tweet the pH level so that I don’t re-test it later or spend time googling for the pH level. Below is a list of the products that I’ve tested with a pH of 6.5 or higher. A haphazard list for now just to get the information out there.

And if you found this post via a google search and are interested in finding low pH level products, please visit this page with a list of products by category.

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Le Petit Marseillais Cotton Milk & Poppy Extra Gentle Shower Creme Review

I am a big fan of the original French version in Lait. Like if a friend is visiting France, they are bringing back a couple of bottles for me. So I was delighted to learn that Le Petit Marseillais is now available in the USA. The bottles are larger and they don’t offer Lait. So instead, I purchased Cotton Milk & Poppy in hopes that it would be a similar scent.

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Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Toner Review

Whamisa’s deep rich toner is somewhere between a toner and an essence, I think. It seems to have a lot of positive reviews and people just love it. The instructions say to pat it on with your hands instead of using a cotton ball. This sorta implies you could use a cotton ball and use it like a toner if you wanted to. The texture, however, is a thick liquid so it is easy to apply using just your hands. A big selling point for me on this product is that it has fermented ingredients.

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Hydropeptide Solar Defense SPF 50, Non-Tinted Sunscreen Review

This product review is not my typical review that is related to the pH level of skin care. But I felt that I had to write a review of this new sunscreen because I couldn’t find any other reviews specifically on the SPF 50 . I purchased it anyway, hoping that it would be as good as the SPF 30.  Unlike the SPF 30, it is not tinted. I have not actually tried the SPF 30 but it has some good reviews. [Update: Click here to read my other sunscreen reviews.]

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