Keratosis Pilaris

Let’s talk about KP – also known as Keratosis Pilaris or “chicken skin.” It’s totally harmless, but totally obnoxious. This condition causes tiny red bumps in hair follicles that don’t hurt, itch, or cause any pain other than the mental pain it causes because it won’t go away (ugh). Typically this occurs on ones arms or legs and (hopefully) goes away by the age of … Continue reading Keratosis Pilaris

COOLA Sport Organic SPF 50 Sunscreen Review

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 my drift. So I actually received this sunscreen from my … Continue reading COOLA Sport Organic SPF 50 Sunscreen Review

Ethical Dilemmas in Cosmetic Dermatology Regarding Antibiotic Usage

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, our current society has grown incredibly comfortable prescribing these medications … Continue reading Ethical Dilemmas in Cosmetic Dermatology Regarding Antibiotic Usage

Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush On Sunscreen Review

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 – not with this bad boy. Because IT’S POWDER BABY … Continue reading Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush On Sunscreen Review

My 4 Essential Summer Skincare Tips

  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 Station People! You’ve probably heard of the phrase “hydrated skin … Continue reading My 4 Essential Summer Skincare Tips

Moisturizers, Humectants, and Emollie-What?

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 lines between these categories are murky as some ingredients can … Continue reading Moisturizers, Humectants, and Emollie-What?

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask Review

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 much as the next, but yet, I also find myself … Continue reading Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask Review

Reading Labels: Collagen

Collagen, a naturally occurring polypeptide, is found in our skin and connective alongside our animal counterparts. As a structural and strength-giving necessity, it makes up to around 80% of our skin in our early twenties. So what makes this molecule worthy to include in specifically skincare if our bodies naturally produce it? And well, just as all good things have to come to an end, … Continue reading Reading Labels: Collagen

Namu Life Snail White Serum and Sunscreen Review

As a Westerner, snail secretion serum and sunscreen sounds like something out of a comedy film where one jokester replaces another’s moisturizer with the gooey-substance. When it reality, snail secretion is nutrient packed with glycoprotein enzymes, proteoglycans, hyaluronic acid which all come together to create bright, moisturized skin. In this case, my father was traveling of Thailand and couldn’t help but notice one heavily advertised … Continue reading Namu Life Snail White Serum and Sunscreen Review