The Baddies: Beauty Ingredients to Avoid

  There's a myriad of beauty products out there to choose from. Make the decision easier by limiting these ingredients in your skin care. I tell you why in my latest story for Glow Recipe. As I become more literate in the language of skin care, my evaluation of products has gone from “Oh, this feels … Continue reading The Baddies: Beauty Ingredients to Avoid

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How to Get the Strobing Effect With Your Skin Care

  There have been some seriously wacky beauty trends in the past couple decades. Orange faux tans? A bad look. Overplucked eyebrows? Many still rue the day. And don’t get me started on lining the lips with black liner. More recently, there’s been contouring — that Kim Kardashian mainstay of shading and highlighting to create … Continue reading How to Get the Strobing Effect With Your Skin Care

Move Over, Snail Slime; the New Magic Ingredient in Korean Skin Care Is Bee Glue, a.k.a. Propolis

  A decade or so ago, my parents came back from a business trip to Brazil. I was eager to see what souvenirs they brought back — Brazilian coffee? Christ the Redeemer figurines? At least some Havaianas? — and was surprised when they presented a handful of throat sprays with the word “propolis” written across … Continue reading Move Over, Snail Slime; the New Magic Ingredient in Korean Skin Care Is Bee Glue, a.k.a. Propolis

The Hottest Asian Beauty Trends You Need to Know

  In my latest story for Composure Magazine, I highlight five hot beauty innovations out of South Korea and Japan, from the oft-praised cushion compact, which I cannot emphasize enough needs to be in every woman's beauty arsenal, Asian or otherwise, to the super convenient, super easy patting splash mask, which will transform the way … Continue reading The Hottest Asian Beauty Trends You Need to Know