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An Almanac For The 21st Century

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Maybe She's Born With It, Maybe It's Steamed Snails

Maybe She's Born With It, Maybe It's Steamed Snails

It's been established that I am not only on the snail mucin train, I am actively campaigning for everyone to come aboard. While my skin is relatively clear, it is prone to dryness and hyperpigmentation, and snail slime is the perfect antidote to that. I've already told you about Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, the miracle elixir that will heal your post-breakout pigmentation and peeliness like a dream. I still slap on my snail essence every night after my retin-a, but now I also add another snail product to the mix: Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream. 

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Steam Cream is made by heating the ingredients at a consistent high temperature to blend them together gently so that they don't degrade. This means you get all the benefits of every ingredient in your cream - and Benton's steam cream is chock full of beneficial ingredients. Sure you've got your snail mucin, but there's also bee venom to pump up your collagen, hyaluronic acid to keep your super moisturized, and niacinamide to help fade discoloration.

If you don't already press your skincare products into your skin, this steam cream is a great product to start the habit with. Pressing your products into your skin, as opposed to pulling them across your face, is easier on both your skin and your skincare. You're lessening the damage to your skin because you're not yanking at it to distribute your product, and by gently pressing your oils, creams, lotions and potions onto your skin you allow them to really get in there and do their job, instead of being dragged across the surface and being distributed unevenly, or not at all. 

Each and every evening when I press Benton's Steam Cream into my face I feel like I'm doing something super luxurious and expensive. It also has a faint smell that reminds me of some fond memory that I can't quite place, but that nonetheless makes me very content. All that, and it only costs $20, I don't have to leave my house, and I get to have the skin of an airbrushed baby. 

The Joy of a French Kitchen (Where I Make Grilled Cheese)

The Joy of a French Kitchen (Where I Make Grilled Cheese)

Wear, Watch, Want #66: The 3-Seat Garden Heist Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #66: The 3-Seat Garden Heist Edition