“when the hurly-burly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won.” second witch, macbeth

there was a time in my life when i believed that if the salve i slapped on my face didn’t include a caustic burning sensation, it probably wasn’t worth the hassle – no pain meant no gain, so what was the point?

considering the state of my skin over the last two years or so, i’ve sensed a change drawing near. not only have i sensed it, but it’s been rather difficult to ignore the beaming red weals and welts that blaze angrily – without pattern or warning. it’s been a wild ride, this fumbling toward middle-age.

yet, throughout this drama – if there’s been one small change i’ve made for the better out of the mess that is my skin – is that i’ve made a move away from the chemical proficiency of lab-made skincare and turned a new leaf toward the potent prettiness of the natural. i hazard, if i’m going to burn, peel and perchance, renew – i’d rather opt for the sting of apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and witch hazel; wouldn’t you trust those three, like the three witches of macbeth, to get your skin looking better?



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➝ source : active agent concentrate via susanne kaufmann

➝ source : the blue cocoon beauty balm via may lindstrom

➝ source : herbivore botanicals lapis facial oil via bibelot & token

➝ source : clearing serum via kypris


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