Masks
Mon 08.27

REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask: Lady Marmalade

A treatment that exfoliates and resurfaces the skin without any sloughing or scrubbing, here’s a mask that’s no muss, no fuss. REN’s Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal mask packs the smooth, effective action of a four-fruit-acid-complex (lactic, glycolic, tartaric and citric). Along with a papain enzyme and Omega 3 and 7 (for exfoliating, reduced redness, and […]

Thu 08.16

Dorissiderm Bio-Cellulose Peptide Repair Mask: Peel and Polish

I have an arsenal of facemasks to rival those of most spas – from SKII to lesser-known Asian brands – and I have literally tried them all. I recently discovered one from Dr. Kendrick that is life-changing. (I don’t use that term lightly, having found only a handful of products worthy of it!) Instead of […]

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 […]

Fri 07.06

Eve Lom Rescue Mask: Saving Face

As I’ve already mentioned, I’m currently enjoying swampy Taiwan weather and it is wreaking havoc on my skin (and hair!). Can you spell C-O-N-G-E-S-T-I-O-N? My poor pores are clogged beyond recognition, and now I feel like they’re stretching out, making me look rather rough. I needed a deep cleanse that also exfoliates, so I ran […]

Wed 06.13

Update on Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial: Better, But Not Brighter

The label promises a “brighter, more even-toned, and exceptionally radiant” complexion after 14 days of use, but I decided to wait a full month before updating you on the status of this Sleeping Facial. The reason: I just wasn’t so sure I had seen any results, but I wanted to be fair to Korres. Plus, […]

Tue 05.08

Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial: Beauty Sleep

I love a good nighttime ritual – in-room massages, fresh, high thread-count sheets, salted baths…I could happily start getting ready for bed at 6pm! So I always welcome an evening addition, like Korres’ new Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, a lush cream you apply allover after washing your face before hitting the sheets. Richer than a […]

Wed 04.25

Advanced Home Actives Brazilian Peel: A Different Kind of Brazilian

Sundays have always been my day of facial-masking and all around self-pampering. If you ask me, there’s no better way to kick off the week. This past Sunday, I tried what felt like a science experiment: the Brazilian Peel. Created by Mac Smith, the Brazilian Peel has won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award. It’s designed […]

Thu 04.19

Kiehl’s Over-Night Biological Peel: Mass Apeel

This is one of the few samples I’ve received that I actually went back later to buy. Along with a bunch of other samples, Kiehl’s Over-Night Biological Peel was included in my bag. The small package allowed for just two nights of use and after that I was sold. It claims to give you brighter, […]

Tue 04.03

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque: Heaven on Earth

Celebrate Earth Day with Kiehl‘s limited-edition art series, designed and created in collaboration with Mark Ruffalo. Along with three other celebs (Florence Welch, Spike Lee, and Rosario Dawson), he has helped make deep pore cleansing a little more earth-friendly! I am loving this Rare Earth Pore Cleaning Masque. It instantly detoxifies and keeps pores clean […]