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Age: Late 30s

Location: Mid-Atlantic Region

Skin Type: Combination

Skin Concerns: Uneven skin tone, nasolabial lines, fine lines and dark circles

Aging is not fun, but I have come to realize that keeping yourself educated about effective and safe skincare and beauty can certainly slow down the process. Truth In Aging is a fantastic platform to give people tools on how to age successfully and gracefully. I am grateful to be part of this community.

Articles By Katya

  • July 19, 2018

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    Shira Organic Pure Coconut Oatmeal Cleanser

    By Katya

    A great cleanser is an important part of skincare routine and I was happy to take Shira Organic Pure Coconut Oatmeal Cleanser ($28) for a test drive. Unfortunately, it won’t replace my previous cleanser in my regimen (I am in my 40s and have combination skin.) Let me explain why.

    First off, it is a rinse off cleanser with a thick consistency.  It actually feels more like a scrub than a cleanser. Shira cleanser has an impressive organic and all natural formulation.  It has coconut known to be rich in vitamins and moisturizing properties. Oatmeal is gr ...Read More...

  • October 21, 2016

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    Ao Skincare Rewind Retinal

    Because I tolerate most retinoid products fairly well, I jumped at the opportunity to try AO Skincare Rewind Retinal ($119.95 in the shop). I turned 40 this year and have combination skin with a few lines around my eyes and nasolabial folds but no deep wrinkles. I typically seek out products that treat uneven texture, help with skin firmness, promote clarity and reduce pigmentation. I started using retinoids in my early 30s and have developed a decent tolerance to them. I found them to ...Read More...

  • July 9, 2015

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    LiftLab Purify + Clarify Daily Cleanser & Detox Mask

    I am in my late 30s with the combination skin prone to mild breakouts. I have been testing the LiftLab Purify + Clarify Daily Cleanser & Detox Mask ($65 in the shop) for several months and can report that it met my expectations.

    Several reviews in the TIA community have described in detail the wonderful ingredients that the product contains (see Vickie’s review Of Purify + Cl ...Read More...

  • October 22, 2014

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    Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Day Cream

    I am in my late 30s with combination skin, and I routinely use products that brighten my complexion. I have few sun spots but some post-breakout marks that I tackle with Retin A, vitamin C serums and a glycolic moisturizer and toner. With the exception of Retin A, I have set all of these products aside to try Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Day Cream ($90) and used it twice a day for eight weeks.

    Its ...

  • July 30, 2014

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    Trinité Organiques Tender Mercy Scalp Elixir

    I gladly welcomed Trinité Organiques Tender Mercy Scalp Elixir ($26) into my hair regimen during the past winter months. Trinité Organiques makes organic products for skin and hair without parabens, sulfates or other harmful chemicals. Trinité Organiques claims it brings “lasting relief from scalp itch, redness and flaking associated with psoriasis, dermatitis and various irritations.” While my issues were not as grave as psoriasis or dermatitis, my scalp tends to get flaky, itchy and dry during the cold winter months. All in all, it has res ...Read More...

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