At the end of August, during the surprise BI sale, I purchased two things:
- Restocked Ole Henriksen Truth Serum.
- I decided to give the overwhelmingly positively reviewed Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment (5oz for $39) a shot.
My interest in the latter was piqued when Stef Nicole mentioned it in her 2017 skincare video; she’s a highly skeptical character, went in to try this with an admirable level of skepticism, and came out impressed. So hey – I’ll give it a shot too. Like her, I question the foray of makeup brands into the skincare realm, but her judgment is pretty damn solid.
If it Ain’t Broke
For as long as I can remember at this point, I haven’t tried any new skincare products. This was due to a few things:
- I’m on a low buy
- I didn’t want to risk compromising my skin
- Everything was working
For chemical exfoliation, I was largely relying on my Alpha Skin Gel for an AHA. That said, I can’t seem to get my hands on the Alpha Skin Gel easily – and for the first time in a while I felt adventurous.