skincare

Live Chat with Josie Maran on Sephora’s Beauty Insider community

I'm a big fan of Josie Maran's Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47, my HG moisturizer and sunscreen in one. So when I found out Josie herself was hosting a live chat, I had to be there! On July 20 Josie Maran hosted a live chat and Q&A session on Sephora's new Beauty Insider Online Community. She shared… Continue reading Live Chat with Josie Maran on Sephora’s Beauty Insider community

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skincare · skincare routine

Cleaning your makeup brushes & sponges is part of skincare

How often do you wash your makeup brushes and sponges (Beautyblender, etc.)? Part of skincare is making sure we clean our makeup brushes and sponges weekly, and replacing them every few years. Bacteria colonies can accumulate on brushes and sponges over time, even if we wash them regularly. If you are a little lazy to… Continue reading Cleaning your makeup brushes & sponges is part of skincare

antiaging · exfoliaton · skincare

Exfoliation 101 Part 2: Chemical exfoliation

You may think that using chemicals on your face is not a good thing, but don’t fret. I talked about physical exfoliation previously. I’ve recently ventured into chemical exfoliation, and so far I’ve been enjoying using this method! As I mentioned in my previous post, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) defines exfoliation as the process… Continue reading Exfoliation 101 Part 2: Chemical exfoliation

antiaging · exfoliaton · skincare

Exfoliation 101: Physical exfoliation

What is exfoliation, and do we really need to do it? Also, did you know there are two kinds of exfoliation? In this two-part series I will tackle physical and chemical exfoliation, and my experience with some products that use these two methods. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), exfoliation is “the process… Continue reading Exfoliation 101: Physical exfoliation

skincare · sun protection · sunscreen

The difference between physical & chemical sunscreens and how to use them

  We know that sunscreen is important, but did you know there are two main kinds of sunscreen and there is a proper way to use them? Take a look at the back of the sunscreen you are using right now and check the ingredients list. If it contains words like “zinc oxide” or “titanium… Continue reading The difference between physical & chemical sunscreens and how to use them

skincare · skincare routine

How to layer skincare products: nightly routine

If you are using a cleanser and moisturizer at night, then the order to use them is obvious. But if you use more than these two, you’ve probably wondered about the right sequence to use your products. Read on to find out! Allure and Dermstore have fantastic reads to guide you on the right order… Continue reading How to layer skincare products: nightly routine

skincare · toners

What are toners, and do we really need to use one?

You’ve probably heard that popular mantra of “cleanse, tone and moisturize” as the standard for skincare. But what exactly are toners, and do we need them? Toners have traditionally been advertised as astringents that remove dirt and grime, which a regular cleanser can’t remove. Old formulations usually contained ingredients that kill bacteria and absorb oil,… Continue reading What are toners, and do we really need to use one?