Review: Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) in Skincare + Peter Thomas Roth’s Cucumber Gel Mask

When I think of cucumber in skincare, a scene from Legally Blonde comes to mind, in which the lawyers walk in on the ex-wife “at the spa” and she’s wrapped in a space blanket, looking like this:   And if you ever Google about the practice seen above, you’ll read: “cucumber slices are placed on … Read more

Review: Herbivore’s Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask

Herbivore is a true millennial brand: clean ingredients, minimalistic packaging, good vibe gemstones, cruelty-free status, and an underdog, kitchen-to-Sephora husband/wife founder story that you can really root for. Funny enough, I first encountered Herbivore on Etsy. “What an amazing brand!” I thought. “Their photography and packaging is so beautiful!” A month later, I received an … Read more

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, This is My Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream Review!

One day on a TJ Maxx beauty shopping spree (tell me I’m not alone?), I picked up the Australian brand Jurlique. How the Australian brands make it to TJ Maxx, I will never know, but this was not the first time I picked up an Aussie brand! Last time I picked up the Lanocreme Bee Venom … Read more

This $7 Mexican Cream is the NERD Skincare Dupe We’ve All Been Waiting For.

In my lastest installment of “what ever shall I do about my awful cystic acne?” I found that sulfur was not only any awesome alternative to harsher acne-fighting ingredients (like benzoyl peroxide), but that it also completely dried out my cystic, hormonal acne. Poof! Gone. Just like that. NERD Skincare’s acne lotion was doing this … Read more

Say Hello to Seasonal Beauty with our Persimmon Anti-Aging Night Crème

Sign up for updates (and be the first to know about the Persimmon creme launch!) by signing up here.   September 1st marks a big day for us: the re-introduction of our Farm to Face line, including the newest addition to the line—a Persimmon Anti-Aging Night Crème. This same time last year, Shari Rudavsky from … Read more

Tell itchy, red, inflamed skin to take a hike! with CALM

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! Many of you will be receiving your fresh Farm to Face products soon, but I realized that one of them did not receive a proper introduction. So today, I want to dive into CALM – the formulation, research and use cases of this fantastic organic oil. The … Read more

I Legit Killed off a Cystic Pimple in 24 hours with CosRx Acne Patches

Warning: Pimple blog coming. Not for the squeamish!   Do you ever feel at a loss with pimples? Especially the deep ones, like “What do I do? Do I pop it? Treat it? Leave it alone?” If you’re anything like me, pimples don’t really just go away on their own. Mine will usually move into … Read more

New Season, New Skincare with AquaphorⓇ

Thank you Aquaphor® for sponsoring this post. A question I receive quite often is: What drugstore products can help my perpetually dry skin? Drugstore products are a tough one for me, because typically I do not agree with the ingredient lists, product/company philosophies, or general effectiveness of the product. Aquaphor®, however, is an exception to … Read more

Skincare at 30,000 feet: a 10-step skincare routine for the skies

I’m currently sitting on flight UA 895: Chicago to Hong Kong, direct. It’s a 16 hour flight. I’ve taken this flight a dozen or more times, each becoming increasingly aware of what 16 hours in a plane can do to your skin (spoiler alert: it gets dryyyyy). While your first instinct may be to spritz … Read more