The Abnormal Beauty Company Haul

Beauty, Home

While galavanting around the lovely city of Toronto, visiting The Abnormal Beauty Company shop was a must for my cosmetics-obsessed self. The company itself promotes the usage of natural products to attack different skin issues and overall providing products for all types of skin. The shop offers an array of brands that can all be found on their website (http://deciem.com). I gravitated towards all of The Ordinary’s products as well as a few of NIOD’s.

MAKEUP:

The shop currently sells two types of foundation as their only makeup products under The Ordinary brand. The first is their full coverage formula which seems to have a beautiful finish after trying it out on my hand. The second is the more popular formula as it is their Serum foundation with a lighter coverage. This formula also seems to have a more natural finish.

SKINCARE:

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The majority of the store is heaven for any skincare lover. This Vitamin C Suspension 30% from The Ordinary is described as a “water-free, suitable suspension”. There are currently two formulas of this product; however, I chose to purchase the newer formula simply because of the added silicone. The product is meant to tackle uneven tones and signs of aging. The product is a creamy texture and is said to provide a tingling sensation after application.

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This Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% from The Ordinary is described as “a mild lactic acid superficial peeling formulation”. It is said to target uneven tones, textural irregularities, and fine lines.

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This Alpa Arbutin 2% + HA from The Ordinary is described as a serum meant to target hyper pigmentation and dark spots.

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This Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% from The Ordinary is described as “a brightening serum with stabilized Vitamin C derivative”. It visibly targets dullness, uneven tone, and signs of aging.

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This Sanskrit Saponins from NIOD is a face wash but also not a face wash as it is not meant to remove makeup.  It has quite a gentle texture but provides a quite intense clean.

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This product is called Mastic Must from NIOD and it is a translucent mask. This product targets acne as well overall cleaning. It also visibly reduces both the number and size of pores.

I am really excited to try out these products and would love to make an update post on these products. All the skincare products target my specific issues of discoloration, dark spots, and acne. The shop has so many products for all different skin types so anyone is bound to find something for them from The Abnormal Beauty Company.

Much Love,

Asma

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Band-aids are meant to make everything better, to keep the wound safe until it heals. Band-aids are great for physical damage like a cut or a scrape but what about emotional damage. People are emotionally wounded everyday and there is no simple solution like a band-aid to make to make them feel better.

A cut can heal in a matter of days but how long does it take for someone to overcome the loss of a loved one. The world seems to treat physical health as a more serious matter than mental health. As humans we shame those who have mental health issues and hide our own out of fear of judgement. To be healthy, one must take care of their body and mind and we should be treating both these situations as equals.