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

    First things first — Happy (very) Belated Birthday to Emma Hardie Skincare! Over the summer, the …

  • New From DHC: Olive Virgin Oil Crystal Skin Essence & Essential Cream

    Every brand has its hero product. The Japanese skincare line DHC has two. Most of …

  • Holifrog Launches 4 Face Washes So Of Course I Tried Every Single One …

    Think of a beauty industry buzzword that continues to echo a decade later. Mine is …

  • Peter Thomas Roth NEW Pro Strength Formulas

    As an avid skincare enthusiast, I have learned to navigate around constant newness by zooming …

  • 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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    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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    What My Combination Skin Did Best With All Summer

    What My Combination Skin Did Best With …

    If my summer skincare routine seems effortless, it’s the mix of low key staples and emergency formulas I have to thank. This combination skin is not on its best behavior during travel, the humidity, or days filled with copious amounts…

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    Spring Ready with Avène ft. the NEW Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 50+

    Spring Ready with Avène ft. the …

    The good news: we are days away from gaining an hour of daylight. The bad news is that despite the gorgeous Spring weather we’ve been having in the New York area this week, another nor’easter is on its way. And,…

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    Dry Skin Solutions for the Body (Winter ’17 Edit)

    Dry Skin Solutions for the Body (Winter ’17 …

    Hot baths and long showers, it goes without saying, can help fight the winter blues. The downside? My skin has been dry, tight and itchy, of late. The ashy look is also very unbecoming. Though I regularly advocate proper face…

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    Avène A-OXitive Collection & Free Radical Damage 101

    Avène A-OXitive Collection & Free Radical Damage 101

    Navigating the beauty world can feel both exhausting and challenging and isn’t helped by the almost daily bombardment of new marketing solutions. So much more than industry buzzwords, however, phrases such as ‘free radical damage’ and ‘antioxidant protection’ are why…

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    GIVEAWAY! Avène Summer Favorites ($140 value)

    GIVEAWAY! Avène Summer Favorites ($140 value)

    Did you know that July is UV Awareness Month? To help remind everyone how important it is to wear sunscreen, the French pharmacy legend, Avène, is offering a generous sun care bundle ($140 value!) for one lucky blog reader and…

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    Moisture + Coverage + Sunscreen = Avène Complexion Correcting Shield SPF 50+

    Moisture + Coverage + Sunscreen = Avène Complexion Correcting …

    Pure, gentle, and always effective, the iconic French pharmacy favorite Avène is probably best known for Eau Thermale, its cult classic. The must-have-mist, however, represents only a sliver of their wide range of solutions for every skin related conundrum. Offering…

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