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3 Skin Products That Have Actually Worked for Me
(image: glossier) Are you tired of buying products and seeing a whopping total of zero results? Same, girl. So today I'm going to share a few products that have actually had a noticeable impact on my skin. (image: mom fabulous) 1. RoC Deep Wrinkle Retinol Correction Holy cow guys. This stuff is absolutely magic in a bottle. Retinol in any dosage higher than this can only come with a perscription because it is incredibly strong. Creams with this product, if the dosage is right, practically erase fine (and not so fine) lines. I attacked my crows feet with this cream and I kid you not, I saw improvement and near-elimination of my deepest wrinkle in one week. One week. The little tube is a little pricey but good God does it work! Warning: I used the Day and Night cream religiously and after a few days I noticed that my skin was rather red. The labels warns that this happens and you skin will get used to it, but it persisted for longer than I liked. I stopped for a week, then went to only using the night cream and I haven't had a problem since. Retinol is a serious chemical so don't over-do it! Get your hands on it here! (image: pop sugar) 2. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment The winter weather is not kind to my lips and there is nothing I hate more than that tight, almost sticky-dry feeling you get when your lips are parched. While drinking water helps, I found that this lip treatment not only moisturized my lips but softened them, slightly lessened the lines on my lips, aaaand just as an added bonus, it tastes delicious. I got the color 'Bloom' which is supposed to work for pretty much all skin tones, but check out their collection and find one that works for you! Get your hands on it here! (image: klairs) 3. Klair's Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask This is so sci-fi it's not even funny. The mask has a quality that no matter how much you use it, it will slide back into its previous shape like memory foam. So every time you open the jar it looks brand new. Because of this, when you put the mask on your face is really squeezes into your skin. When I wake up, my skin is literally glowing. Warning: I only use this once and week because I found that if I used it more than once a week I got a small breakout (gone the next day) on my nose. That could have been related to my time of the month, but I didn't want to risk it again, plus you really don't need to use it that often! Get your hands on it here! What are some products that have ACTUALLY done something noticeable for you?
Walk with the Meerkats (Outsdhoorn, South Africa)
Ever since I saw the show "Meerkat Manor" as well as pictures of meerkats being comfortable in the presence of people, I've always wanted to see a meerkat in the wild. But, I heard that they are one of the most shy animals in Africa--making seeing them for more than a brief second nearly impossible. But recently, I heard about a man nicknamed "Meerkat Man" who is able to stay in the presence of meerkats without them running away. And, he takes tourists there to show them; the meerkats still don't run away! He is even able to make some noises and motions that imitate the meerkats' behaviors so that they are able to consistently recognize him. Seeing meerkats has become almost a tourist attraction since movies, documentaries, and shows focused on the cute animals. So, there are more and more organizations that set up tours to find them. Still, I think that going with Grant "Meerkat Man" McIlrath is the best option. He is an animal biologist who has devoted his life to studying the meerkat, and thus seems like the best person to provide instruction and information. Unlike some meerkat preservation zoos and locations, he knows the importance of the meerkats being raised in their natural environments. Meerkats cannot be reintroduced to the wild after being in captivity, or bred in captivity, because they will know have the instinctive knowledge of where their burrows are located. To go on Garth's "Walk with the Meerkats" you must make a reservation, and can stay in Oudtshoorn. The experience costs between 25 and 50 dollars depending on what visit you choose, and aims at teaching tourists about the vocal behavior of the meerkats, as well as about conservation of meerkets and other animals in the area. Do you want to go see the meerkats?