• 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 …

  • The hows and whys of using Washable Cotton Pads

    The concept of washable cotton rounds is actually pretty new to me. So it wasn’…

  • Maelove Adds Marula Oil To Their Lineup!

    Maelove Adds Marula Oil To Their Lineup!

    A bit over a year ago I wrote about three Marula Oil formulas that ranged significantly in price (and all that contributed to both value and quality). You can still check out those musings here. Most recently, Maelove, a brand…

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    7 Lip Balms I Am Slathering On This Winter

    7 Lip Balms I Am Slathering On This …

    Lip balm. It has always been a gateway purchase for me since I began my exploration of the skincare landscape twenty years ago. Most always affordable, a brand’s lip balm provides a lens into what I can expect from the…

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    Ok, So I Have a New Year’s Resolution…

    Ok, So I Have a New Year’…

    I am so not a New Year’s Resolution kind of person, which explains my waiting to come up with one. Now. At at tail end of January. But here it is — I am incorporating a neck cream into my…

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    TULA Glow & Get It Eye Balm (and 20% off promo)

    TULA Glow & Get It Eye Balm (and 20% …

    Straddling eye cream and brightening treatment, TULA’s brand new Glow & Get It delivered on both fronts during my weekend of jet-lag just days ago. Fans of this probiotic powered line of skincare may be familiar with their two other…

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    The Super Budget-Friendly Face Oil I Am Loving RN

    The Super Budget-Friendly Face Oil I Am …

    It’s early January, which means you’re likely coping with the two apres-holiday realities …the skincare you wished for didn’t make the stocking and wasn’t under the tree or you way overspent and now need to pare back expenses dramatically. I’m…

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    First Aid Beauty New Launches

    First Aid Beauty New Launches

    If you’re looking to switch things up in your skincare routine, First Aid Beauty has been rolling out some impressive formulas recently. Best known for the super affordable face-and-body Ultra Repair Cream, the line has grown and expanded into skin…

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    Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream

    Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream

    Were I to credit a single ingredient for most visibly improving my skin over the years, prescription strength retinol would be it. Tazarotene, to be exact. I first learned about Tazorac from Jean Godfrey-June in her book, ‘Free Gift With…

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    Paula’s Choice UnScrub

    Paula’s Choice UnScrub

    Paula Begoun, the queen of chemical exfoliation has always been vocal about her distaste for traditional face scrubs. She still is. But only when they’re really scrubby. At the same time and since Paula’s Choice is all about options (choose…

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