This was another product that I hadn’t initially planned on buying. I had selected a different foot cream when I placed a big order from Korea and then immediately received notice that the cream I wanted was out of stock. I wanted to find a substitute quickly (and didn’t want it to take 5 months to arrive (that’s not an exaggeration, I’ve had products take 5 months to arrive)), so I went to Amazon to see what I could find. Being not all that interested in researching foot creams in the first place, I only did a cursory bit of browsing before I came upon a foot cream by AmLactin.
The only thing I’ve known about this brand is that they are one of the few that produce body products with AHAs in them. This foot cream is one of them. I favor using peels instead of something like a pumice stone on my feet, so I thought an AHA foot lotion would be a fantastic way to keep my feet in shape in between those intense biannual peels.
People are really, really dispassionate about their oral care. That much becomes painfully clear every time I go in search of fun stuff to clean my teeth with. Everything is designed to be as clinical and high-performance as possible, and almost nothing aimed at adults is marketed as being luxurious, enjoyable, or even just fun. Why does the process of taking care of my teeth have to be soulless?
Finding interesting flavors of toothpaste and mouthwash is not the most terrible thing the world. Looking for stuff marketed specifically towards kids is the easiest way to find things, though there are some brands that market interesting flavors towards adults as well. Most toothbrushes suffer from what I like to call the “sport shoe aesthetic“, making it almost impossible to find a functioning product that doesn’t scream “I’m a high-powered science-y stick full of science-y performance! Look at my grippy nubs and tacky colors!!!”
Finding floss that isn’t just the standard mint is also on the same level of difficulty. I finally managed to come across this Cranberry flavored vegan floss made by Radius. Cranberry sounded much more appealing than the cupcake- or bacon-flavored gag gifts I’ve seen around, so I jumped at the chance to try this floss.
Vitamin C is one of my favorite skincare powerhouse ingredients. It’s one that has been well studied, and so its benefits are well known and actually backed up with scientific evidence. I consider a vitamin C product to be absolutely essential to my skincare routine because the benefits are far too good to pass up.