Review: Paula’s Choice BHA 2% Exfoliant Liquid

Our #1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, brightens and evens out skin tone.  – Paula’s Choice A skincare cult favorite – Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is meant to address acne-prone skin by preventing blemishes without irritating skin. Considering that Paula’s ChoiceContinue reading “Review: Paula’s Choice BHA 2% Exfoliant Liquid”

Review: NIOD’S Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex

The formula offers a multi-dimensional approach to topical hyaluronic supplementation by combining 15 forms of hyaluronic compounds, hyaluronic precursors and a hyaluronic support technology in a peptide-charged delivery system. It offers water-based hydration and helps skin surface look plump, elastic, comfortable and uniform.  — NIOD I was really looking forward to this product, but theContinue reading “Review: NIOD’S Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex”

Review: Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen

A vegan collagen treatment serum that helps to restore skin’s natural bounce & resilience, replenishing & preserving a healthy skin matrix.  – Algenist Well-known for its focus on algae and collagen, Algenists’ Genius Liquid Collagen serum boasts of its ability to increase hydration and glow into the skin without irritating it, qualifying its miraculous resultsContinue reading “Review: Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen”

Review: Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Cleanser

A refreshing cleansing gel made with tea tree to deeply purify pores, help balance skin and reduce excess surface oil. This cleansing gel removes makeup while leaving skin healthy-looking and visibly clearer. Sulfate-free, non-drying formula features squalane to boost the performance of tea tree and help keep skin feeling ultra-soft. – Biossance I received two sampleContinue reading “Review: Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Cleanser”

Recommendations: Black-Owned Skincare Products

Most beauty journalism still assumes readers are white. Cosmetic brands are making an effort in their marketing, but most skincare brands are not – by only featuring white women in their campaigns, they also assume their audience and consumer is white. At the majority of the big beauty companies, all the key decision-makers are white, whichContinue reading “Recommendations: Black-Owned Skincare Products”

Review Biossance 100% Squalane Oil

A weightless, multi-tasking oil that instantly hydrates while locking in essential moisture.  Biossance For body, hair, and face, the Biossance 100% Squalane Oil is a dense oil meant to be delicately patted into the skin for intense added moisture. For my face, I found this oil to not be particularly effective – and for theContinue reading “Review Biossance 100% Squalane Oil”

Review: COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+

Formulated with Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, the daily soothing sunblock is so lightweight that is feels like a moisturizer, and it does not leave any white cast. – COSRX I was really excited to try COSRX’s Aloe sunscreen, hearing a variety of positive reviews and trusting in many of the brand’s previous products. However, IContinue reading “Review: COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+”

Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

A fast-absorbing, rich moisturizer that provides instant and long-term hydration for dry, distressed skin and eczema. – Sephora Receiving this trial size moisturizer in Sephora’s First Aid Beauty points kit, I was exciting to try out their famous Ultra Repair Cream after hearing multiple glowing reviews. Using this over specifically dry areas of my face, IContinue reading “Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration”

Review: Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

An extra-gentle weightless gel that helps to calm and soothe skin with visible redness—even skin with rosacea. Infused with probiotic, it strengthens skin’s natural barrier and restores balance. – Biossance A pricey but dynamic moisturizer packed with squalane, Biossance’s Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer was an easy next pick after I heard its many glowingContinue reading “Review: Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer”

The Spring Bundle

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Spring is here, even though the situationContinue reading “The Spring Bundle”