Cleanser
Fri 10.12

Tatcha: Memoirs of a Geisha

No culture is more obsessed with skincare than the Japanese (not even the French). Japanese women are famed for flawless silken skin. You weren’t born with it? Neither were they, but they know which products work. Tatcha will help you obtain perfect skin with the secrets of the geisha. I am now addicted to Tatcha […]

Mon 09.10

Malin + Goetz 10% Glycolic Acid Pads: Acid Trip

The benefits of glycolic acid are many. It’s the best way to exfoliate, but all the other perks are almost even better: it speeds up cell turnover, increases collagen production, helps smooth away wrinkles, clears pores, and allows your skin to achieve maximum absorption, so you get the most out of your products. I always […]

Fri 08.03

Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser: One Step Ahead

This past week, I had to dash directly from a press conference (for our DL x Snob Essentials jeans collection) to the airport with a full face of makeup. Once I made it through security – and before embarking on a 12-hour flight – I HAD to get the makeup off. I needed something that […]

Fri 08.03

Elizabeth Arden Launches Visible Difference

Elizabeth Arden just launched Visible Difference – a skincare line that’s divided up by skin type (oil-free regimen, skin balancing regimen, and gentle hydrating regimen), and within each regimen they offer products in four categories (cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturize). I was sent the gently hydrating regimen (for dry skin), a few months ago and […]

Wed 08.01

NARSskin Leads Us Into the Light:

Who knew François Nars thinks skincare is likely more important than makeup? (It’s the truth.) “Light plays a huge role in how healthy skin can look,” he told WWD. “Skin should reflect the light and makeup should catch it.” Agreed! I attended the opening of the largest Miu Miu boutique in Asia last night, and […]

Wed 07.25

Eve Lom Cleanser: Clean Beauty Is Skin-Deep

I got a sample of the Eve Lom cleanser when I bought their rescue mask just a couple weeks ago. It now looks like I’m a new Eve-Lom convert. This cleanser is amazing. Even though it has a weird smell (seems like all her products do; this one has a medicinal, grassy, earthy scent), who […]

Wed 06.27

MAC Heavenly Creature: Out of This World

Minerals of this earth and hues far beyond it serve as the inspiration for MAC’s latest collection (from shopping to sailors, their ability to switch gears at the drop of a micro-season always keeps me on my toes). Even if we’re talking eye shadow, our skin craves something different this time of year – something […]

Fri 06.22

Chanel Démaquillant Yeux Intense Gentle Biphase Eye Makeup Remover: Small Amount, Big Wonder

It’s always nice to get back to basics, especially when it comes to cleansing products. I love Lancôme’s Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover (I’ve been using it for years), but now that I’m in Taiwan, the humidity is making me yearn for something a bit lighter and less oily. This dual-phase eye makeup remover by […]

Tue 06.05

Melvita’s New Nectar de Roses

I have to admit that while I consider it a bonus when a product is organic/made with mostly natural ingredients, it’s not something I actively seek out. I do however have great respect for brands, like Melvita, that were pioneers in going eco before it was the “cool” thing to do. Melvita, which is now […]