• 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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    New Jurlique Cleansers Are Here! (and I’m feeling the spa vibes)

    New Jurlique Cleansers Are Here! (and I’…

    In a low key move, the Australian brand Jurlique unveiled four newly re-packaged and slightly re-formulated facial cleansers last week. The luxe spa aesthetic comes through in very on-brand white and gold color accents, slim pump bottles, and upgraded natural…

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    Back in My Life: Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser

    Back in My Life: Suki Exfoliate Foaming …

    Searching for a gritty, sugar based, deliciously scented and all natural face scrub wash hybrid? Suki exfoliate foaming cleanser covers all the bases. First introduced to me via a fellow male beauty blogger circa 2014, a jar landed on my…

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    Handsome Heroes (by Beauty Heroes) Mr. Fox Men’s Green Grooming Collection

    Handsome Heroes (by Beauty Heroes) Mr. Fox …

    Fascinating to observe, male grooming has evolved to something fierce in the beauty industry. Probably the fastest growing market segment, men are inspiring countless brands to concentrate on them as the latest audience eager to explore anti-aging products and caring…

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    Votary Super Seed Nutrient Cream

    Votary Super Seed Nutrient Cream

    The First-class level of luxe Votary range made me believe that a face oil really can solve any skincare related conundrum. From deep cleansing through blemish busting to nourishing and overnight anti-aging miracles, there has yet to be a formula,…

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    African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery Cream

    African Botanics Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery …

    If I were to describe African Botanics in a single word it would be ‘exquisite.’ Beyond impressed with their intricate formulas, my skin has been thriving with every drop of these glow boosting potions for at last a few years…

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    The *Almost* Perfect Shaving Soap I Found at Whole Foods…

    The *Almost* Perfect Shaving Soap I Found …

    We always have a bottle of the ubiquitous Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure Castile Soap *somewhere* around the house, but that doesn’t qualify me as a faithful user. Not gonna lie…marketing a personal care item as a solution for the face,…

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    Why is Marula Oil my all time favorite face oil and how to navigate around what’s available?

    Why is Marula Oil my all time …

    To be fair, Argan Oil should rightfully take credit for the single ingredient facial oil craze that began over a decade ago. This skincare enthusiast, however, had never been persuaded by what the New York Times once referred to as…

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