Tue 08.07

Goddess Garden Sunscreen: Why You Should Consider All Natural SPF

It’s no secret that many skincare products are loaded with chemicals, but sunscreens tend to be particularly bad and, unfortunately, most of the ones that feel luxuriously soft are chemical sunscreens. The problem with non-natural, chemical sunscreens (aside from the obvious toxicity), is that they take 20 minutes or so to start working and most […]

Tue 07.31

Coola Plant UV Sunscreen

Most dermatologists I’ve spoken to recommend wearing an SPF 30 (while no sunscreen covers the entire spectrum of UV rays, there is pretty much no difference between SPF 30 and SPF 100…). Further, no matter how high your SPF you MUST re-apply sunscreen every two hours. I prefer mineral sunscreens because they’re made with zinc, […]

Fri 07.27

Hydroxatone BB Cream

Few skincare/beauty products are getting as much buzz as BB Creams right now. I haven’t had much experience with them mostly because I’m loyal to my Sensai liquid foundation, but I was sent a sample of Hydroxatone BB Cream ($49.95), so figured I’d give the product a whirl. BB Cream stands for “blemish balm” or […]

Wed 07.18

My Favorite Summer Skin Tips by Esthetician, Renée Rouleau

Hot weather, salt water, humidity, chlorine and vacation travel all take their toll on our skin during the summer months. As a celebrity esthetician, here’s some of my favorite summer skin care tips and solutions for keeping your skin safe and beautiful all summer long. It’s not about the SPF number, it’s how often and […]

Wed 07.18

Prevage Triple Defense Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen PA +++

Hands down the BEST sunscreen I have ever, ever, EVER used is Prevage Triple Defense Shield SPF 50 Sunscreen PA +++ ($79). The brush applicator is totally genius. Not only does it make for an easy, controlled application, but you don’t waste any product (think about how much lotion you waste by first applying it […]

Fri 07.13

Sunday Riley Cashmere SPF 30 Sun Defense: Your Sunday Best

I’ve been crushing on Sunday Riley‘s products for over a year now, and recently, I started using her Cashmere SPF 30 Sun Defense (I blend it with my foundation or BB cream for an extra glow!). As the name suggests, this sunscreen makes my skin as soft as cashmere – with no weird sunscreen smell […]

Wed 07.11

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20: The Cream Supreme

Right now, I am in Taiwan, the Land of Flawless Skin…where even 60-year-old women glow with natural grace. Instead of getting envious, I get curious. Their secret? BB cream. I wrote about these creams a year ago, but most were Asian brands you couldn’t find in the US or Europe. Now it seems every brand […]

Wed 07.04

Philosophy Help Me SPF 30 Retinol Day Treatment

For the longest time the only thing I looked to Philosophy for were bath/body products (think Mimosa scented body wash), which now I can’t even believe! For some reason a company that made Cinnamon Buns body products didn’t seem like a brand that I could trust to make skincare that won’t leave me broken out. […]

Fri 06.29

Shu Uemura UV Armor High-Protection Sun-Protector Face Cream: Armed and Safe

The first thing I do when I arrive in Asia is go Shu Uemura shopping. I try all the colors at the counter, a tradition I truly miss at home in the States. Even though I can shop online in the US, certain products are still unavailable, and I have no idea why. Like the […]