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About this blog
One of my 2017 resolutions is to transform my oily, acne prone and acne scarred skin. In this blog I will write about my personal journey to better skin health. I will review products, health supplements,  and cosmetic procedures I try.

Who am I
I am over 30 and have mature oily, acne prone  and acne scarred skin. A few months ago I thought that my skin could improve only if I underwent some cosmetic procedures such as laser. But then I discovered Korean skin care. My skin improved overnight. Now I am hopeful that with even better selection of products I could transform my skin completely.

Below is a list of what I want to accomplish by 2018:

1.I want products to refine my pores so that they are not clogged.
2.I want to be pimple free even around my period.
3.Or if I must get a pimple or two, I want powerful anti-inflammatory products that do not damage my skin in the process of killing bacteria.
4.I want to remain wrinkle free and I want products that erase the few wrinkles that I have.
5.I want amazingly smooth skin around my eyes and firm, not droopy eyelids.
6.I want irresistibly kissable lips.
7.I want firm and denser skin on the neck.
8.I want no brown spots.
9.I want  no scars from acne.
10.I want smaller pores.
11. I want no wrinkles on my neck and decollate.
Simply put, I want to transform my oily, acne prone skin.

Who is this blog for
This blog is for people who would appreciate reading about my personal experience with different skin care products.   If you happen to find a review interesting or helpful, I would be very pleased. If you recommend products for me to try and share your experience with great products, that would be great.


I don't work in the Beauty or Health care industry therefore I do not have deep knowledge of skin loving ingredients. What I do know I've learnt from reading articles, magazines, books and other people's blogs. Whenever I can, I will post links to in-depth articles on ingredients. In this blog you will read about my experience with different products, but I am not in a position to recommend what may be good for your skin. I have found other people's reviews of products very helpful when deciding whether to give a product a try. I hope that you will find my reviews helpful as well. And I also hope that you will leave comments and share your experience.

Let us talk. Are you currently using any transformational products?

I'd love to hear from you, leave me a comment.


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