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AlumierMD Launches HydraClarite

Alumier means “to brighten” and one great way to brighten skin is to make sure that it’s hydrated.  Oily and acne-prone skin types often have trouble with this because heavy moisturizers can cause more breakouts, but treatments for acne-prone skin can dry skin out.  To help with that, AlumierMD has launched a new moisturizer called […]

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Is Neutrogena’s New Sheer Zinc Sunscreen What We Should All Be Using?

If you’ve ever used sunscreen for kids, you’ll know that it goes on chalky and white because of the great deal of mineral suncreen ingredients in it.  These are known as physical sunscreens, and they’re used instead of chemical sunscreens because they’re less likely to break down in the sun thus providing better sun protection.  […]

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L’Oreal Paris Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer

At first glance, it doesn’t really seem appealing to rub a rosy-tinted moisturizer all over your face, even if you are into colour correction, but my skin needs a moisturizer so I thought I would give this a shot. The upside is that the rosy tint didn’t really show up on my tan skin – […]

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The Best Way to Try Beautycounter Skincare

  There’s something about mini things that makes them infinitely appealing.  I mean, did anyone see Francesca flip out over the “miniatures” in the pharmacy in the second season of Master of None?  They are for sure collectibles and just so nice to have. That’s just part of the reason that Beautycounter’s skincare trial sets […]

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Anew Clinical Retexturizing Peel with 10% Glycolic Acid

First of all, let me start by saying that this is not a real peel.  My skin doesn’t peel when I use this, and if you go to a dermatologist and get a peel, you will find yourself with flaking skin within a couple of days, and most “peel” products out there don’t make this […]

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New Live Clean Face Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

Live Clean has a mineral sunscreen that’s SPF 45, and if you want sunscreen that’s “safe”, with ingredients that are not as harmful to your body, then this is one that you want to check out.  In case you’re wondering, those ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are used in sunscreens but typically […]

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A Gift for Dad

Here are some options from L’Occitane this father’s day. These gifts are perfect for the dad that likes a bit of everyday luxury.  A box with soap, a nice smelling shower gel, and a new cologne all provide those. The L’Occitane Gift Boxes ($74, each) come in four options: Cedrat, which is citrusy and clean; […]

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Face Oil that’s a Serum from Province Apothecary

Before I get into the review, my mom was visiting and asked me for a face oil, but one that didn’t leave her face greasy.  She looked at me, and asked “what do you use?” My face wasn’t greasy at all…and I had used Province Apothecary’s Rejuvenating and Hydrating serum!  It’s a blend of oil but […]

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New Vichy Mineral 89

The latest moisturizers promise to be light and refreshing but still help get rid of dry skin, thanks to the addition of hyaluronic acid which can pack more than its own weight in moisture. Now Vichy has new Mineral 89 Moisturizer that has only 11 ingredients which hopefully means that there’s just active ingredients and […]

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Vita Liberata Body Blur

Luxury tan brand, Vita Liberata, not only has great self-tanning products, but it also offers you the possibility of a temporary tan that makes your skin look great.  Think of it like body makeup! Body Blur is just that – it’s transfer resistant, slightly shimmery formula for body and face that makes skin look flawless […]

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