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  • Beauty Heroes May Discovery feat. Ayuna

    Beauty Heroes May Discovery feat. Ayuna

    I’ve had the pleasure to chat with many brand founders over the past five years. Among my questions is one that asks them to describe which product was the most challenging to formulate. The reply more often than not is…

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

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    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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    My Acid Toner / Essence Sequence Dilemma

    My Acid Toner / Essence Sequence Dilemma

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    Non-Millennial Tries: Glossier Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector

    Non-Millennial Tries: Glossier Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector

    Having navigated the P50 formula landscape the past few years, I’m no longer a stranger to acid toning. Since most recently, I had embraced and enjoyed impressive liquid exfoliants from tarte and REN, it was only fair that I dip…

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    REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

    REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

    Entering the very trendy space of acid toners, REN recently launched the Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, which provides yet another option to transform dull to radiant without any downtime. Having completed a solid trial run of the tarte…

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    Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment

    Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment

    Far too many toners for far too long have caused me to question the benefits derived by practicing the traditional Cleanse-Tone-Moisturize mantra. I did fully embrace treatment-driven essences from around the world when they began to appear on the beauty…

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