Masks
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 […]

Thu 03.01

DDF Skincare Analysis: Technology is Skin-Deep

I had an in-depth skin analysis from DDF (Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula) at Sephora during Fashion Week. Consultants from the skincare line were doing a free cross-country tour throughout February, and I’m so happy I made it in. I have to thank Roy, the lovely skincare expert who helped me discover I’ve been treating my skin […]

Wed 02.01

Darphin Hydrating Kiwi Mask: Good Hydrations

I was so in love with the Arcona kiwi mask until they discontinued it (why?!?! That always seems to happen to the best products!). But now I can stop crying about it because I’ve moved on: I discovered a better one from my favorite beauty line, Darphin. Bursting with kiwi, mango, and pomegranate extracts, this […]

Thu 01.26

Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask: Make Yourself Clear

Since I’m off scrubbing (after a revelatory talk with Renée Rouleau), I’ve been trying different exfoliating masks. Because even if I’m not scrubbing, I want to know I’ve reached a deep, dead skin-shedding clean. Murad’s Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask serves a multitude of purposes: it has anti-oxidant rich pomegranates, hydrates, brightens, dissolves oils, and smoothes the […]

Fri 12.16

NARS Skin Mud Mask: As Clear as Mud

Mud masks are brilliant for purifying our faces of oil and bacteria, which tend to run rampant in staggering summer heat. When it comes to wintertime, we don’t want to leave our skin neglected; but with all the drying cold, you need a cleansing mask that also hydrates. Stay away from those that strip away […]

Wed 12.07

ABBE Labs Glycolactic Complex Enzyme Peeling Mask: Primetime for Enzymes

Skincare is a science and as technical as it sounds, nothing works better on my skin than papain enzymes (great for getting rid of dead skin cells) and glycolic acid (a genius, deep-penetrating exfoliator). For years, I have used a glycolic mask in conjunction with a papaya enzyme mask. Now the two power ingredients have […]

Wed 11.30

Actifirm: How Important is the Outer Layer?

I’m very often drawn to out-of-the-box packaging. In fact if it wasn’t for fantastic outer layers, I probably wouldn’t own 75% of what’s in my beauty arsenal and I’d be a brand loyalist as soon as I discover an effective product. For obvious sensitive skin-related concerns I’m definitely way more adventurous when it comes to […]

Tue 11.15

Arcona Tea Tree Mask: My Kind of Tea Party

It’s time to get holiday-ready. Southern California-brand Arcona’s products are petrochemical-free and packed with enzymatic-based ingredients and antioxidants so you can put your best face forward. I am devastated that they discontinued their Kiwi Clarifying Peel, a mask I relied on several times a week to thoroughly renew my skin. But the Tea Tree mask […]