Policies and Transparency

All posts reflect my 100%-honest opinion, based on my personal experiences. 

All products featured on my blog were personal purchases, unless otherwise noted in the post. I do accept products provided by a brand or seller for review, but I do not guarantee a positive review. I make this clear during all inquiries.

Collaborations, partnerships, and sponsorships are cool in general, and sometimes necessary to maintain a blog. They’re also a great way for us to explore exciting new skincare options. However, I would never compromise the integrity of this blog, nor take advantage your trust. My motivation for blogging is my love of doing it. As someone who enjoys reading reviews too, I can’t ethically participate in paid “reviews” with dishonest conditions, such as sponsor-requested talking points or a promise on my end to give a positive review. I only recommend products and shops that I personally and truly believe in.

Affiliate links are cool. 

Hey, thanks for visiting. Sometimes, affiliate shop links appear in my review posts. If you make a purchase through these links, it generates a very tiny commission (and does not change any of the shop prices; you can still shop normally!). Anything I earn goes straight back toward my content. If you check out these links, that’s awesome! If not, no worries, brah. You do you.

I test most products for at least 2 weeks. 

Other testing schedules:

  • Products to brighten/even skin tone (e.g. kojic acid soap, vitamin C serum): 4-8 weeks
  • Sheet masks: 1-2 uses

A friendly reminder: Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV).

Each person as an individual is so ridiculously and wonderfully different from the next. I do my best to present the objective facts wherever applicable. But when it comes down to it in practice, a million factors—i.e. my skin type, climate, stress level, and day-to-day conditions—will always make it impossible to say with 100% certainty whether or not you will have the same reaction or opinion as me. The products that work for me may not work for you, and vice versa. And that’s perfectly fine.

I am not a certified skincare expert, dermatologist, esthetician, etc. 

I am, however, certified awesome on that journey to become better informed about the things I use and surround myself with. And I’m sure many of you are doing the same. I am educated in research methods, and—oh boy—I can also use the Googles. I present my skincare-layman’s findings to you as someone who’s learned a little, or a lot, through my experiences. At the end of the day, though, only you and/or a professional can make the best skincare decisions for you.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or concerns!