May. 25th, 2017

May. 25th, 2017 07:44 am
elsewhence: (invent the universe)
side effect of combining hada labo premium and nivea cream: the usually thick and greasy cream practically liquifies on my skin. a lot like applying it to moist skin, but far less unpleasantly squidgy. i'm not complaining!

also, one thing that i think has made a real difference to my skin: mandelic acid. glycolic acid didn't help much, neither did salicylic acid, but mandelic acid, which shares some properties of both, seems to help. true to my usual approach, i bought a small bottle of 70% mandelic acid and diluted it down to 10% (far lower price per ml than if i'd bought 10%), which i use daily. i did wonder whether that seller was genuine, but the product i got tested fairly acidic, smelled like bitter almonds and my skin seems to respond to it well, so that's good enough for me.