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If Skincare Ingredients Were On A Dating App

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Wake me up when the V-day shenanigans end! It's officially the week leading up to the most romantic time of the year. And as someone who has recently embraced singlehood, I plan on fast-forwarding the celebrations till the world gets restored to normalcy. Translation, watch a tutti-fruity romcom (oh, the irony) with a tub of my favourite ice cream and lounge in jammies all day long on the 14th. As emRATA would phrase it, I am legit in my single-girl era.

Never a grim reaper of romance, but after a brief stint in the chaotic universe weaved by dating apps had me on my wits’ ends my excitement for this annual, supposed celebration of love has fizzled out. Dating in this century is as hard as it gets — the tedious back and forth, the dread of being ghosted and how can we forget, the ominous nagging at the back of the head, questioning the potential partner's intentions.

But in 2023, we aren't getting played. We are chasing after what our heart desires and dropping anyone who is not serving our purpose. So, if you are spending this Valentine's day alone (don’t despair), take a page from my book and pamper yourself with self-love instead (laying low no more)! A movie, some scented candles, maybe an elaborate skincare ritual to re-energise your chi. Because unlike chasing a situationship, abiding by a skincare regimen brings out the best in you. Time, love and effort invested in this healthy, nurturing relationship gets rewarded with good skin wherein you emanate a sun-like glow. Not too shabby, eh?

To help you pick your perfect match, I have reimagined some of these formidable skincare ingredients as dating profiles! Without further ado, join me as I take you through a myriad of ‘good guys’ that infact walk the talk.

Vitamin C

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Plum 15% Vitamin C Face Serum with Mandarin for Glow Boost with Pure Ethyl Ascorbic Acid

Bio: In It For The Long Haul

A Little Bit About Me: I am committed, loving and know how to treat you right, so you glow from within. I am looking for an old-school romance that demands consistent effort and time. Not cut out for a situationship, NADA!

My Hobbies: Brightening and plumping the skin

Hyaluronic Acid

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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Bio: Just A Happy-Go-Lucky Guy

A Little Bit About Me: I am the jack of all trades --- dedicated, driven and dynamic! People be sliding into my DMs left, right and centre. But once I give you my word, there is no turning back.

My Hobbies: Hydrating the skin, dwindling the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, administering soft, supple skin.

Niacinamide

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Plum 10% Niacinamide Face Serum With Rice Water For Clear & Bright Skin

Bio: Outgoing And Affable

A Little Bit About Me:All eyes might be on me in the club, but I will only have eyes for you! I am the missing piece in the puzzle of your life and will fit in seamlessly, no stress. I believe in building up my partner, whatever life throws at you— we will get through it together.

My Hobbies: Smoothening, calming the skin, and reducing the appearance of large pores.

Salicylic Acid

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Dot & Key 2% Salicylic Cica Anti Acne Face Serum

Bio: I Never Back Down, Sigma, Problem Solver

A Little Bit About Me: I am methodical. I believe in nipping the problem in the bud. Life with me will be a breeze because I aggressively pursue my goals, eliminate hurdles and never settle for the second best. You ought to swipe right

My Hobbies: Purging pores and eliminating dead skin cells.

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