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  • Emma Hardie 10th Anniversary Special, Moringa Light Cleansing Gel & Exfoliating Brightening Tonic

    Emma Hardie 10th Anniversary Special, Moringa Light …

    First things first — Happy (very) Belated Birthday to Emma Hardie Skincare! Over the summer, the cult favorite British brand celebrated a decade of its iconic Moringa Cleansing Balm. If you have yet to experience this makeup melting potion, the…

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    Boscia Launches The Renew Collection And There Is An Acid Toner!

    Boscia Launches The Renew Collection And There …

    If there is one thing I have learned from taking care of my skin the past five years, it is this: daily use of an acid toner is a habit worth developing. What began with a splurge on the iconic…

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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!)

    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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    My Acid Toner / Essence Sequence Dilemma

    My Acid Toner / Essence Sequence Dilemma

    What goes on first? An acid toner or an essence? For the longest time, the torment was real. Clearly, I suck at layering products but I am not willing to eliminate either liquid step from my skincare routine. I’ll admit…

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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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