Acne
Wed 11.28

Skin Coaching: Face-to-Face

Ever woken up with a skin crisis that had you wanting to crawl back in bed and hide? Renee Rouleau knows just the solution! The New York Times recently gave love to the skin care guru in an article on a new trend she has spearheaded – skin coaching. All you have to do is […]

Mon 11.26

Dr.Ci:Labo Basic Black Charcoal Cleansing Gel: Clean Coal

This innovative cleanser is made from black charcoal. Grossed out? Don’t be! It may sound like you’ll get dirty, rather than clean, but the truth is that this natural substance draws out oil and impurities, while also neutralizing your pH for a pleasant deodorizing effect. I’ve used charcoal soap in the past (my mom brought […]

Tue 11.20

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant: Just Add Water!

Need a daily exfoliant that won’t dry your skin out? Voilà! All you have to do is add water to Dermalogica’s powder scrub, and it activates into a microfoliant paste. Coupling rice enzymes with salicylic acid (the wonder cleanser), this product gently scrubs you clean of all impurities. For maximum potency, use less water, but […]

Wed 10.03

Acne Pads: Philosophy vs. Cane + Austin

I have an intense post-workout face cleansing routine that involves a Clarisonic, moisturizer, treatment cream, and spot treatment. Most of the time I’m good about it, but sometimes I just don’t have time for it all, which is where acne pads come in. On days were I have just a few seconds to wash and […]

Wed 09.12

LovelySkin Product Spotlight

For the second year in a row now I stopped by a pop-up LovelySkin hosted in Manhattan to showcase some of their best products. It was a great opportunity to not only learn about new beauty buys, but to speak with the people behind them to get a better feel for them and who they’re […]

Wed 08.22

Shopping Find: The Detox Market

I’m completely obsessed with The Detox Market. I’m not even sure how exactly I stumbled upon this website, but they’ve got a killer selection of beauty products, including a number of under-the-radar brands. They specialize in non-toxic, natural brands and they have a store in Venice, California…how I missed it when I was on Abbot […]

Mon 06.04

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead (Thank God!)

I was sent Philosophy Clear Days 30-Day Acne Trial Kit ($38 – $67 value) to try out and it couldn’t have come at a better time. My new-found obsession with hot yoga means that I inevitably breakout with a blemish (or a few), especially right around my period, so I was excited to try out […]

Tue 05.15

Freeze 24/7 IceCream Double Scoop

I’ve been mulling over a few major decisions lately. Potentially I will be putting all of my life savings into buying an apartment and I might fulfill a live-long dream of buying a short-haired mini dachshund. In the meantime however I’ve taken up doing hot power yoga to add more “om” to my life and […]

Wed 05.02

Fighting Breakouts with Murad

I just switched gyms. I used to go to the Sports Club LA, which is three blocks away, but I’m now an Equinox member and usually go to a location that’s a good 20 minute walk away. My new gym has way better classes so it’s definitely worth the extra travel time, but because I […]