• 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’…

  • 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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    First Impressions: Farmacy Honeymoon Glow

    First Impressions: Farmacy Honeymoon Glow

    There certainly is no shortage of resurfacing acid treatments in the skincare space. We can pick and choose from among countless single acid formulas or uniquely balanced blends. Toners, pads, serums, overnight masks, and moisturizers – the choices are at…

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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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    Recovery Mode feat. TATCHA Violet-C Radiance Mask

    Recovery Mode feat. TATCHA Violet-C Radiance Mask

    Having successfully bridged the gap between TV shopping and the luxury retail space, the Japanese beauty brand TATCHA has yet to leave my complexion underwhelmed. The latest launch of Violet-C Radiance Mask is, neither surprise nor exception. Recognizing my bias…

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    African Botanics Infinite Resurfacing Mask

    African Botanics Infinite Resurfacing Mask

    Topping the all time favorite short list, African Botanics is easily my ride or die brand. Elegant, luxurious, and innovative, each formula is so pure and clean that my skin can’t get enough of the lush textures. Did I mention…

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    ZOMG! Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial

    ZOMG! Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial

    Creating one game changer after another, Drunk Elephant tackles spa grade exfoliation with the latest launch of Sukari Babyfacial. As anticipated, it does not disappoint. Perhaps I’m slightly biased since I tend to gravitate toward acid laced formulas, but I…

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    The Magic of Peel Pads – Use As Directed

    The Magic of Peel Pads – Use As …

    A couple of months ago, one of the most sought after Hollywood facialists said to me “you’re overusing the peel pads, but otherwise have great skin.” Busted. I cover the slight redness with a tinted moisturizer, but the glow remains.…

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