Thu 04.04

Chanel UV Essentiel Broad Spectrum SPF: Sunny Disposition

As a Texan, I wear sunscreen all year round, even on cloudy days (or I should say “especially on” cloudy days) when harmful rays and free radicals are their most damaging. Staying protected is the best thing you can do for your skin because once you start to notice hyperpigmentation, there’s little you can do […]

Tue 03.19

Clarins Sunscreen Stick: Mom-Tested, Kid-Approved

After eight sun-soaked days in Puerto Rico, I’m a certified sunscreen expert. When it comes to kids, you’ve got to spray it on their bodies as they run past you and hold them down when applying to their face. As they sweat, surf, and swim, nothing feels worse than sunscreen running into their eyes, though, […]

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 12.14

Best Beauty of 2012: And the Award Goes to…

Beauty products are like tech products – they just get better and more effective every year. I mean did you know that CC cream is already a thing? I feel like BB just made her first appearance! Some beauty buys can be trendy (dark ‘90s lip liner hasn’t aged so well), but these top choices […]

Tue 11.13

Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum: Turn Back Summertime

Summertime may be over, but UV rays never take a holiday so it’s important to keep up with a strong sunscreen regimen. All of the lingo can get pretty confusing, though. UVA, UVB, IRA…Is SPF 15 okay or do you need SPF 60? You can stop worrying now because Doctor T has you covered! Her […]

Wed 10.17

COOLA Organic Moisturizing Sunscreen: Cool As a Cucumber

My compulsion to constantly apply sunscreen continues, and what better place than Hawaii to fully engage in this unadulterated obsession? Hot, humid weather means that I’m already sweaty and slick, so the last thing I want is a greasy sunscreen that leaves me shinier than an oiled up body builder. A totally matte sunblock that […]

Wed 08.22

Shopping Find: The Detox Market

I’m completely obsessed with The Detox Market. I’m not even sure how exactly I stumbled upon this website, but they’ve got a killer selection of beauty products, including a number of under-the-radar brands. They specialize in non-toxic, natural brands and they have a store in Venice, California…how I missed it when I was on Abbot […]

Tue 08.14

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60: Sticking to the Surface

I really love La Roche-Posay’s quick-absorbing and non-greasy Ultra-Light sunscreen, so I decided to pick up their Melt-In Sunscreen Milk for the face and entire body. Unfortunately, I found it to be super-sticky, and overall, I really hated it. The description “melt-in” sounds great, but words mean zilch. Melt into your skin it does not. […]

Thu 08.09

Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder SPF 30

I’m on the go most days and I don’t let myself go more than 90 minutes without lathering on SPF when it’s sunny out so I’m grateful that powder sunscreen has become increasingly popular. Colorescience has a great lightweight, sheer mineral powder with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection ($50). It comes in SPF 30 and 50 and […]