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Review: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

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The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

Here’s the next squalane oil that I tried. It’s The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane…

About The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane:


Here’s my review on the current squalane oil I’m using. 🙂

This squalane oil is definitely more oily than the last one I used — ArtNaturals Squalane Oil. I can feel the difference when I apply it to my skin. I’m going to begin by saying that I love squalane in my other skin care products, but using squalane as a serum by itself was a different experience. This oil didn’t absorb quickly into the skin. It sits on the surface of the skin for a while before it starts to sink into the skin. For that reason, I do prefer to use it more at night (even though I do use it in the morning too, hehe). As for being moisturizing or not, I don’t think it’s the best hydrator I’ve used. But, at the same time, I think it’s a good addition to my skin care routine, since it’s an oil that doesn’t break me out. And, I actually do enjoy using it. It’s affordable and works better than other oils I’ve tried (besides rosehip, I like that stuff too). I’m going to continue to use this product because of that.

Reviews on oils:

Rosehip Oil for Acne Skin

Update: Rosehip Oil for Acne Skin

Organic Hemp Seed Oil for Acne Skin

Update: Organic Hemp Seed Oil for Acne Skin

Review: ArtNaturals Squalane Oil

Do I use Protein Supplements?

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Vegan Protein Supplements
Vegan Protein Supplements

I talked about supplements yesterday. What about protein supplements? Am I taking protein supplements???


I have two tubs of protein powder sitting around. The thing is, I haven’t touched them since. I try to. I don’t know. I prefer to eat actual food over taking protein supplements. I do like protein snacks, such as cookies and especially bars. Those fit in my meal plans quite nicely. But, protein powders are last on my list. I used to love them, by the way. 😋 Even though I haven’t been using protein powders for months. I’m very happy that none of my protein powders have expired yet. 👍

As you can see from the photo, I have Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder (Vanilla) and Orgain Organic Protein Powder (Creamy Chocolate Fudge). With Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Protein Powder, the reason why I haven’t been using it is because it tastes quite awful. It just doesn’t taste good to me at all. It doesn’t matter what I put in my protein shake. I don’t like the taste of it. What I like about it is the amino acid profile. On the other hand, Orgain isn’t too bad, which I’m leaning towards to using more often.

I’m trying to get back in shape again, so I think it’s about time to utilize these protein powders. I’m not lacking protein or anything like that as a vegetarian. I get enough protein in a day. But, protein does seem to keep me fuller much longer throughout the day. I have these protein powders. Why not use them instead of wasting them??!! So let’s begin this transformation! Wish me luck! 😊

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