• Happy National Sunscreen Day! (plus 3 new facial SPF formulas you should try)

    There is little debate about the importance and benefits of sunscreen. Using broad spectrum SPF …

  • These New Gel Moisturizers Are What Your Combination Skin Needs This Summer

    It’s 80 and so humid that I refuse to leave the icy chill comfort provided …

  • Farmacy Honey Grail + Better Daze Ahead

    Ever since Farmacy plowed (pun very much intended) into my vanity almost four years ago, …

  • Beauty Heroes May Discovery feat. Ayuna

    I’ve had the pleasure to chat with many brand founders over the past five …

  • AMOREPACIFIC Re-Launched Their Classic Treatment Enzyme Peel & I Have Feelings About It

    AMOREPACIFIC Re-Launched Their Classic Treatment Enzyme Peel & …

    Since picking up my first ever powdered face wash, the concept has become a solid staple in my grooming routine. It started with a rare find of Komenuka Bijin mono-dose rice bran packettes at a super cute apothecary called The…

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    Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow – The Vitamin C Face Oil You Need To Try

    Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow – The …

    To be clear: I haven’t been this excited about a Sunday Riley launch since the early days of Luna. The C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil is easily the most talked about drop in skincare so far this…

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    World Sleep Day – My Favorite My Non-Skincare Solutions

    World Sleep Day – My Favorite My Non-Skincare …

    A bit about me: a sucker for clever marketing, a fan of relaxing aromatherapy, and, sadly, not the best sleeper. It is no surprise then, that anything that even promises a hint at achieving the recommended amount of beauty sleep,…

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    A Few Things That *REALLY* Impressed Me Lately

    A Few Things That *REALLY* Impressed Me …

    It’s been way too long since my last favorites post but here it is. The year kicked off with some impressive launches, which I am beyond excited to share. Additionally, I have expanded my horizons and  re-discovered some gems over…

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    From The Archives: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

    From The Archives: Aztec Secret Indian Healing …

    This post was originally published in July of 2014. Since Aztec Secret continues to be the best selling, most positively reviewed beauty product on Amazon, I dug it out of the archives and replaced iPhone 4 photography… Last night, many…

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    Alpha-H Launches At Sephora US! (Go For Liquid Gold!)

    Alpha-H Launches At Sephora US! (Go For …

    Not long ago, a very brave stranger hiding behind their iPhone 4 screen called me out in instagram comments for enlarged pores and deep forehead wrinkles. While looking literally everywhere for a fuck to give, I stumbled upon my bottle…

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    Chocolate Obsessed? Try the New Colleen Rothschild Cocoa Bean Cleansing Balm!

    Chocolate Obsessed? Try the New Colleen Rothschild …

    Real talk: I am still overindulging in some delicious local chocolates post Valentine’s Day. And I have found an equally decadent skincare treatment to fuel my guilty pleasure: Colleen Rothschild Cocoa Bean Cleansing Balm, a full on dessert situation that…

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    My Winter Skin Savior – REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

    My Winter Skin Savior – REN Evercalm Overnight …

    As one who opts for lighter formulas in the morning skincare department (I’m a serum and sunscreen kind of guy), I choose denser, richer, and more nourishing options to work their anti-aging magic when I sleep. Last month, I needed…

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