THOUGHTS: The A – Z of Skincare


Buying the perfect skincare for your skin is such a daunting task. I’m not a skin care expert nor do I claim myself to be. I don’t even have a solid miracle stash until today. I have been using serums in less than a year and I still have a lot to learn.

The market is plagued with so much skin care products and I took the liberty to sum up all the common ingredients in a skin care to help me decide on the best product to buy and combine.

AZ

AZELAIC ACID

BEST FOR: Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Microbial.

ALSO: Cell turnover so scarring is minimized and fades marks

AHA (Alpha Hydrooxy Acids)

BEST FOR: Exfoliation, Cell Turnover for Brighter Skin

ALSO: Promotes Collagen and Blood flow, Corrects discoloration & age spots

BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids)

BEST FOR: Exfoliation

ALSO: Diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles,, improves dull skin tone.

DIFFERENCE WITH AHA: It is oil-soluble.

BAKUCHIOL

BEST FOR: Anti Aging (Retinol Alternative)

ALSO: Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant, Stimulates collagen and Increases cell turnover

BENTONITE CLAY

BEST FOR: Healing and Regeneration Process

ALSO: Shrinks, unclogs and tighten pores, promotes blood circulation and eases irritation

KAOLIN CLAY

BEST FOR: Blood Circulation

ALSO: Softens skin & draws out oil

RHASSOUL CLAY

BEST FOR: Removing impurities

ALSO: Evens out skin tone, stimulates blood circulation, redues flakiness

EMOLIENTS (Squalene, Lanolin, Paraffin)

BEST FOR: Softening the skin

ALSO: Improves dry and flaky skin

GLUTATHIONE

BEST FOR: Antioxidant

ALSO: Reduces pigmentation, brightens the skin, detoxifies the body

GLYCERIN

BEST FOR: Softens the skin

ALSO: Reduces appearance of wrinkles and slows down aging

HYALURONIC ACID

BEST FOR: Moisturizes skin

ALSO: Slows down aging and speeds up healing process

NIACINAMIDE

BEST FOR: Antioxidant

ALSO: Brightens skin, reduces pigmentation and minimizes pores

PEPTIDES

BEST FOR: Anti-aging

ALSO: Stimulates production of collagen, promotes skin firmness and seals mositure

RETINOL

BEST FOR: Anti-aging

ALSO: Promotes collagen and fades pigmentation

SALICYLIC ACID

BEST FOR: Removes impurities

ALSO: Removes excess oil, softens the skin and helps shed off dead skin cells

SQUALENE

BEST FOR: Hydration

ALSO: Reduces wrinkles and eliminate scars

VITAMIN C

BEST FOR: Skin Brightening

ALSO: Promotes collagen production, Boosts immunity & repairs body tissues

VITAMIN E

BEST FOR: Hydration

ALSO: Reduces UV Damages on skin and Anti Aging

I hope this helped you somehow. I know it cleared up some questions I have. Did I miss something? Please feel free to add in the comments below. I’d like to learn some more. ❤ 

THOUGHTS: How to piss me off.


  1. Going over my things & being all snoopy.
  2. Flirting with my man.
  3. Overly boastful – I didn’t even ask you how many cars you have.
  4. Teasing – especially when we’re not close.
  5. Stare at me.
  6. Wearing the same stuff as i do – I don’t care if it’s a coincidence.Just don’t.
  7. Talking way too loudly
  8. Pretending to be refined and gentle.
  9. When you’re all too pa-cute.
  10. Trying to ignore a compliment when it’s obvious that you’re waiting for the next, ‘you’re pretty’.
  11. Correcting other people’s mistakes in public. – Never lift yourself up by pointing other people’s mistakes.
  12. Know-it-all
  13. Kiss ass people
  14. Keeping secrets and talking about it with other people in front of me. – How rude and disrespectful.
  15. Liars
  16. Lazy people who aren’t doing their job.
  17. Acting like you’re one of the cool kids.
  18. People who explicitly say ”I’ve partied all night”, ”I drank a whole bottle of JD”. – We didn’t ask. So don’t brag. We don’t care.
  19. Wearing the perfect slip-on and suddenly raining.
  20. Making me walk under the sun.