Cleanser
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 […]

Fri 11.16

Juice Beauty Organic Facial Rejuvenating Mask: Green Apple, Green Living

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and by doctor I mean dermatologist! The main ingredient in Juice Beauty’s organic facial skincare line is apple juice. That’s right – the same stuff we feed our tots with in juice boxes can feed our skin! To prevent cell damage and revive your top-layer tissues, slather […]

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 […]