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Fri 01.25

Natura Bisse Diamond White Rich Cleanse: Pallid Cleanser

When I landed in Hong Kong earlier this week with my friend China Chow (we were in town for the opening of the city’s first Nancy Gonzalez boutique), she commented, “You know we have to be apparition white when we appear at the event.” I told her, “Yes, we need a self-paler!” Watch the Model Mania […]

Tue 01.15

Yes To Grapefruit: No Reservations

The popular Yes To skincare brand has expanded its carrot, cucumber, tomato, and blueberry lineup, now selling grapefruit-scented products (it was about time we got some fruitier aromas!). They have everything you need from the start to the finish of your facial skincare routine, starting with a daily scrub ($8.49) – it exfoliates well but […]

Fri 01.04

NARSskin Travel Sets: Straighten Up and Fly Right

Have some exciting travel plans for 2013? The new NARS skincare line has us all packed and ready! These sets are perfect for my many upcoming trips – all of our favorite necessities in FDA-approved sizing, which means I can use this during the long, dry flight. I’m obsessed with the luminous moisture cream and […]

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 […]