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
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
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?
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 the human system as it is found readily in sebum … Continue reading Squalene (& Squalane) Explained