Ohh, the days of summer. Nothing reminds us more of summer the wonderful scent of sunscreen and chlorine-filled public pools. Don't get me wrong, sunscreen in the summer is my lifeblood - I wouldn't be caught without it. But, overall, I wouldn't be surprised if I was caught without this particular sunscreen - if you catch … Continue reading COOLA Sport Organic SPF 50 Sunscreen Review
In an increasingly populated world, the spread of bacteria and disease can be rampant. Thanks to Alexander Fleming and his associates, antibiotics have become widely available for mass production and consumption. Regardless of the medical field, antibiotics may be necessary to treat a range of mildly harmful to deadly pathogens. Within the last fifty years, … Continue reading Ethical Dilemmas in Cosmetic Dermatology Regarding Antibiotic Usage
Colorescience Powder Brush ON Sunscreen Yes, this is a physical protectant, and brush on sunscreen. And spoiler alert: I really like it. I love the idea behind this product. Simply because it takes away every single excuse I can imagine when it comes to sunscreens and physical protectants: I don’t like how sticky it feels … Continue reading Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush On Sunscreen Review
Everyone seems to know the "basics" when it comes to summer and skincare: sunscreen, hats, and hydration. Granted, while these are highly important things, there are certain aspects of these topics that are rarely discussed and acted upon. Below I explain, yes, why these things are essential, but also The Fundamentals: Visit Your Local Hydration … Continue reading My 4 Essential Summer Skincare Tips
Within the skincare community, you may hear some terms casually thrown around such as moisturizer, humectant, emollient -- as if these (somewhat) complex words were apart of everyone's vernacular. Moisturizer, maybe. But humectant, emollient, and occlusive agents? Not so much. In short, humectants, emollients, and occlusive agents are integral parts of a moisturizer. However, the … Continue reading Moisturizers, Humectants, and Emollie-What?
Alright. So, what is it? Squalene, What the heck is it and why does it have such a funny name? The chemical itself was discovered from shark liver oil, yet in many cases is now sourced from olives, wheat germ, and bran. It was later learned that squalene was not a foreign chemical to … Continue reading Squalene (& Squalane) Explained
I feel like this clay mask is vastly overlooked because of, what I like to call "sheet mask culture" or the ever popular hashtag #skintertainment. You don't see people posting about clay masks as often as sheet masks, and maybe there's something to it? I mean, I love a good moisturizing sheet mask just as … Continue reading Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask Review