Is it time to put up the hyaluronic acid?

Is it time to put up the hyaluronic acid?

Now that winter in is full swing, the temperatures are starting to get colder, and with that the air moisture is leaving. So is it time to put the HA in the drawer or not? HA works by pulling in moisture towards it thus keeping your skin moisturized and plump. It works the same way [...]

Review: Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Serum

The use of plant extracts, especially among luxury brands, is a mainstay within the skincare industry. Products that are marketed as anti-pollution are on the rise at all levels, drugstore to luxury. Anything that says anti-pollution is going to have to contain antioxidants and they don't have to be super powerful either just something fairly [...]

Konjac Sponges

I'm curious how many people have used konjac sponges in general. As we start heading into winter and sensitive skinned individuals wanting to exfoliate or natural skin care. It's also vegan. A konjac corm. These corms are very high in glucomannan and great for dieters. For those who don't know, Konjac is an edible root. [...]

Who Ensures Safety of Your Skin Care and Makeup?

Who Ensures Safety of Your Skin Care and Makeup?

Quick answer: the US Food and Drug Administration (the FDA). But it's actually not that clear cut. Let's say you're a youtuber and want to launch a lipstick, we're talking hypothetically for the millennial crowd, there are a series of things legally you can and cannot include in your lipstick. That list is maintained by [...]

Why are parabens bad for your skin?

As I'm typing this I'm STILL trying to get over GoT. Really? Really? What? and congratulations to everyone who figured out how to see some of the earlier episodes. Episode 3 especially, and special thanks to Melisandre for the best episode ever and literally lighting the way. Beautiful acting, beautiful writing, beautiful cinematography. Loved GoT. [...]

How to get Bikini ready skin for this summer

This year we aren't planning any major vacations except a long weekend in Corpus Christi, Texas to visit my husbands family. But with summer coming in hard and cruise season upon us, bikini weather is definitely right around the corner and for some of the jetset it's already here. Even in a landlocked state, I [...]

Ingredient Review: Curcumin otherwise known as Turmeric

Ingredient Review: Curcumin otherwise known as Turmeric

Recently Sunday Riley dropped their latest face oil C.E.O. Glow. If you follow them on IG (@SundayRiley) you may remember seeing this incredibly elaborate, dramatic, gorgeous, and rather entertaining daily breakdown of the active ingredients they wanted to highlight. Scroll to see the second picture if it doesn't show up for the completed breakdown otherwise [...]

Ingredient Review: Denatured alcohol

Denatured alcohol simply put is a drinkable alcohol that has been chemically altered or had another chemical added to it to make it unpallible. In skincare its most common to see alcohol that has had another chemical added to it forming SDA (specially denatured alcohol). You can find this a lot in skincare. Denatured alcohol, [...]