PR / Disclosure
I think it’s important for anyone reading this blog to understand exactly where I’m coming from, so you’ll know how to judge my work.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me.
I believe firmly in backing up opinions with facts, quoting people carefully and completely, and finding alternative opinions where possible. But that’s just me. Blogging allows a lot of individual perspectives, and that’s why I like it. Many of my fellow bloggers do NOT use science-based evidence or reputable resources, and that’s fine for them, on their blog. But that's not what I'm about. So, expect me to be honest and truthful here, and tell you right up front when something is my opinion, and when something is as factual as I can prove it to be.
I write about beauty and skin care and acne. Because I have an audience (thanks, readers!) sometimes I’m given products to look at, but I only ever accept the products that seem to have a premise in science, that suit the guidelines I have set forth for this blog and my accounts. For example, being an acne and skin care blogger, I wouldn't accept a product that I didn't feel would somehow help acne and skin, either directly (a product geared for skin), or indirectly (a product geared for overall well-being and health). So, you won't see any product reviews on things like a sale on car tires or iPads.
Likewise with iHerb, you will get a discount when you use my code TRK 603, but I will also get a small reward.
At this time I am not affiliated with any other products/companies. I do not currently sponsor any ads, or receive any money for blogging or reviewing, and I certainly am not compensated for the hours of research and studies that I share.
Let me be perfectly clear: Just because I get paid when someone uses my link, or I get free products to review, does not mean that I am not giving my honest opinion. Many times, yes, I do like products or think they will be useful to share because they do work (if they didn't, there wouldn't be a market for it), but many times I also refuse a product based on the fact it sells somthing I disagree with ethically, or the product doesn't seem to work via any biological pathway. For all the products I promote, there are about 10 that I turned down or didn't promote.
Here is my simple policy:
If I’m given free stuff to review I’ll be 100% honest. Either I won't review it if I don't think it will help, or I will blog about what I did/didn't like about it, because product efficacy can be subjective.
Thanks again for reading and supporting this blog since November of 2015; your comments and thoughtful input are inspiring. I hope to live up to your expectations!
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.