Cristina Mattei

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About Cristina Mattei

I'm a long time mascara lover, skin care aficionado, and esteemed connoisseuse of the world's finest clay masks. I like to think of myself as the Indiana Jones of beauty: I'm on an all consuming quest to debunk beauty frauds, break open beauty mysteries, and find those ever illusive holy grail beauty products we're all looking for.

Starting A 30 Day Microcurrent Therapy Regimen

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I'm one of the lucky few who have been blessed with interzone skin: I never experienced perfect skin between the breakouts of my youth and the effects of time, stress, [...]

How Micro Needling Fixed My Skin! Micro Needling For Acne Scars, Dark Spots & Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

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I've had acne since my pre-teens. Clear skin seemed like such a simple goal but it was always so out of reach. Nothing I tried worked for very long and the [...]

How To Use A Micro Needling Device Step By Step

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The steps involved in a micro needling treatment are the same no matter what your skin care goals are. They fall broadly into 3 phases: Pre-Treatment, Treatment, and After Care. [...]

Top At Home Hair Removal Wax Strips Compared (And The Alternatives That Work Better Than All Of Them)

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The Friday of this past memorial day weekend as we were scrambling to get our things packed to make the long trip to Toronto I had other priorities in mind besides [...]

Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads

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I went into this thinking it was going to be like just another eye cream. I'm really pleased to report that the Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads do quite a bit [...]

Presenting The Ultimate FitBit Charge HR Review

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I'm a big fan of the FitBit Charge HR because I'm losing weight, eating better, being more active and drinking more water! Having this little device on my wrist is a constant [...]

Birchbox Unboxing | March 2016

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Can't say this is my favourite box ever. The primer oil and collagen eye mask is interesting but everything else is sort of blah. I guess we'll see when I [...]

Co-Washing With L’oréal Evercrème Cleansing Balm & Cleansing Conditioner

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After hearing about it all over the place in print and online I finally decided to try a cleansing conditioner. I was expecting something like the shampoo-conditioner 2-in-1s that were so popular [...]

How to Customize Your Skin Care Routine In 5 Easy Steps+ 10 Tips For The Perfect Skincare Routine Infographic

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I was in a vicious skin damaging cycle until I discovered the importance of a well researched and customized skin care routine. I wasted so much money and time. Thinking [...]

How To Identify Your Skin Type & Treat It Right

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We all have skin goals. Somewhere in the back of your mind there's a image of your perfect skin.  At T5B we're strong believers in the power of a skin care [...]

Microcurrent Therapy | The Science Reviewed

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Word on the street is that microcurrent therapy is the latest and greatest beauty treatment that can smooth your thighs, slim your waistline, and tone your face all without the [...]

Let’s Talk About Shea Butter | Everything You Need To Know To Use Shea Butter For Better Skin

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Shea butter has been used as a cosmetic for skin and hair since the time of Cleopatra but what exactly is it?   The nuts of the African Shea tree are the [...]

Can Clay Cure Your Acne? We Did The Research So You Don’t Need To

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Why Clay? We wanted to know if the benefits of clay for the treatment of acne are scientifically proven. Clay has played an important role in human civilization for over 15000 years. [...]

Micro Needling | USA Regulatory Update

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Overview of FDA Micro Needling Update We first wrote about micro needling in early 2015. We did extensive research to provide our readers with the best Micro Needling Evidence and [...]

TOP FIVE | Sunscreens for Every Skin Type

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No matter your skin type, sunscreen should be an immutable part of your skin care routine. Even if you don't mind a bit of a tan (or actively want one tsk [...]

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