As with all skincare and beauty products, YMMV (your mileage might vary) and what works for someone might not work for you, but I find that it helps to read a review that has a skin type similar to mine. Just for reference, my skin type is oily-combination, and leans towards dehydrated most of the time. My home climate is tropical and humid, which means I favour light products with lots of water in them, sheet masks, and long lasting eyeliner.
Unfortunately, my genetically oily skin is very vulnerable to clogs and breakouts. My skin is also hypersensitive and I’ve had eczema all my life. On a scale of 1 to 10 of my imaginary skin threshold, I’m about a 9 – most products that are deemed ‘acceptable’ for sensitive skin by other bloggers burn/sting/itch me, so *technically*, whatever my skin approves of means it should be fine for most people.
However, the name of the game is YMMV. Everyone has certain ingredients that they are adverse or sensitive to, so I recommend taking online reviews just as a source of reference. That’s what I do. Even with cult favourites or products raved by my skin twins, I patch test like crazy because you never know what might piss your skin off.
On reviews: I am not a doctor, or a certified skin professional. I’m just a regular girl on a beauty journey, fumbling my way through the store aisles and doing my own research. I do try out a lot of products, I suppose. What works for me may not work for you and vice versa. What I can give is an honest opinion from a non-certified, regular user point of view. So please don’t sue me if a Holy G product breaks you out
On products: everything you see on this site is paid for out of my own pocket, and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon. I include links in my posts for your convenience, but please rest assured that none of them are affiliated.
On photos: Please don’t steal my photos. I leave watermarks out because they look stupid, and I know my product pics are hardly worth stealing but I do take a lot of time to prep and shoot them. Go after someone with better skills and more moolah instead?