My 5 Most-Used Beauty Products of Summer 2014

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Another summer has come and gone. It was a surprisingly mild one in my part of the world, so I wasn’t struggling to deal with sweat and subway grime as much as usual, but I wanted to look seasonally appropriate all the same. Here are five products that I used over and over again…

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Product Review: Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser

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Over the past year or so I’ve learned to treat my skin more carefully, with a special emphasis on gentle cleansing. My current regimen includes a spritz of rosewater and a tiny dab of LUSH 9 to 5 in the morning and my trusty Victoria Lanolin Ägg-Tvål Eggwhite Facial Soap in the evening. Once a week or so, I give myself an extra treat with Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip cleaner.

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Product Review: LUSH 9 to 5 Cleansing Lotion

Screen Shot 2013-02-19 at 2.38.23 PMAs part of my early-2012 skincare overhaul, nearly one year ago, I changed the way I wash my face in the morning. I used to wash with a foaming gel cleanser in the shower. But the cleanser was discontinued, and then a skincare expert warned me that my skin was dehydrated and advised me to stop washing in the morning altogether.

I’ve given up the morning lather, and my skin really does feel smoother and look healthier now that it’s not stripped dry  and tight at 7 a.m. every day. Instead, I a) spritz my face with some rosewater and wipe it with a cotton ball, or b) if I’m feeling a bit oily or grimy, I use a little LUSH 9 t0 5 in the shower.

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