Everyone’s skin is different.
That’s just it. Even if you have the same skin type/condition, you will experience differently from one another. Why? Because there’s no 100% replica of us, not even if you’re twins. Genes, health, food, lifestyle, environment, preferences, etc – these are all the factors that ultimately built up who we are. There is not a single product that will work on every skin, or specific skin for that matter. There’s no such thing as the best serum/cleanser/moisturizer/whatever product for a certain skin type. And there is definitely no universal solution, one-size-fits all product. It’s true and that’s the stone cold truth, whether you like it or not.
With these in mind, please re-think before asking me to make a skincare routine A-Z for you. I don’t want to dictate anyone because that’s not my place. My aim here is to create an awareness to society about the importance of taking care of the skin. With that awareness instilled, I also want to inspire others to be better informed, more independent and smarter with their choices, instead of just doing things for the sake of it (or when there’s a problem arises). It is a lot of consistent hard work and I will not lie about it. Truth is, it’s just a matter of mindset and how you perceive it. If you think it’s hard from the beginning, then you’re already defeated. However, if you welcome it with open arms, you’re allowing yourself into a world full of discoveries. So, if you’re new at this, you’re bound start from the bottom. Everyone did in the beginning. I certainly did.
If you’re not ready to join the long road, that is fine. But, please do appreciate the labor that I and other people alike whom have put in a lot of time and effort in sharing our experiences and knowledge. How? By simply reading them. Technology and internet have made it very easy nowadays. Every information is easily accessible. Don’t let that fancy gadget of yours just sit prettily while you take selfies or reading up on some trash gossip sites (it’s a guilty pleasure, I know!).
Take initiative. Be more resourceful. Just FYI, your laziness it’s not my problem, or anyone else’s.
Just to be clear, all reviews that I post on this blog are based on my own experiences and views. Sometimes, I express close people’s opinions near me whom I know have used the product. Otherwise, everything else is tested and trialed by me on my combination skin (more about it here), for as long as I deemed necessary (usually take months, even years). Let me repeat it again: on my own skin. I really do take my time. My skin sometimes still acts like a raging teenager so the changes can occur daily. Insert PMS. The level of stress. Filthy environment. Greasy food. Everything can be a factor. I like to test the product on all occasions. This is to ensure I get all the aspects that I need to know about the product, its potential and what it ultimately does to my skin.
Makeup however, is relatively easier and requires shorter trial time. But you all know that 😀
I am not a professional/expert/guru, nor I claim to be. I am just a normal person, who has a deep affinity on skincare! I may have gained more knowledge throughout the years but I am still learning new things from time to time. It’s always evolving and that’s why it’s called a journey. The reason why I started The Fruit Compote is because I love sharing. Why keep all the information to myself while someone out there might benefit from what I know? This shouldn’t be taken for granted, obviously. I try to write with as much details as I can to convey these experiences into words. In return, I hope whoever reads it can somewhat transport the words into a what-if experience. To get an idea and see if the product might work for you. Weigh in all the pros and cons. And eventually, after doing more research, you can make the decision yourself.
Hard fact: nobody is going to be able to guarantee that a product will work on you. You and yourself alone will have to find it out yourself.
If and when the product is provided by the brand/PR, I will disclose it. My opinions will never be biased because of this. Honesty has always been the number one core in all of my writings and it will continue to be. I will never jeopardize my integrity and misuse the trust of my loyal readers. Another important note is not everything sent to me will be guaranteed a coverage. Moreover, I won’t feature products that don’t suit my needs and/or fit my standards. It’s a waste of my time and your time as readers. If I’m not personally interested in the product itself, then you won’t see it anywhere. As simple as that.
All contents in The Fruit Compote is owned by me, including the photos (unless it’s sourced). I retain full copyright over all of these. Any reproduction (partial or full) and unauthorized use of the content are completely prohibited and will be considered as theft and an infringement of my copyright. If you wish to use any of it, please contact me first. Any contents reproduced (with permission) must be linked back to this site. Any changes or modification made to the original content is strictly not allowed. Editing a photo you took from somewhere (e.g. Google) and make a collage out of it doesn’t make it yours *duh* I do take copyright infringement seriously and I am stringent about this matter. I can assure you not to cross the line.
Last but not least, I respect your privacy. Any personal information provided by the readers on this blog will not be sold or given to outside companies or third parties. However, I am not responsible for any privacy practices done by the blog visitors or advertisers.
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