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Humectants & Occlusives: Skin Care Ingredients You Need For Winter Skin

  When it comes to caring for your skin this winter, there are three categories of skin care you need to know: humectants, occlusive, and emollients. You need all three to keep skin hydrated. Here’s why. Humectants A humectant is a substance that attracts water, whether it is from the environment or from a deeper … Continue reading Humectants & Occlusives: Skin Care Ingredients You Need For Winter Skin

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#BeautyFail: Are You Making These Beauty Mistakes?

  Are you unknowingly dehydrating your skin? Are you letting bacteria run amok? Have you been sabotaging your skin care regimen? I recently wrote about some common skin care mistakes we can't afford to make. Here, some additional #beautyfails you need to watch out for.   1. You’re not hydrating oily skin Just because you have … Continue reading #BeautyFail: Are You Making These Beauty Mistakes?

Overnight Sensation: Sleeping Masks For Every Skin Type

  I’ve got to hand it to those one-sheet-mask-a-day girls you see all over Instagram. I mean, for me to set aside a good two hours for a masking session (which includes, of course, double cleansing, exfoliating, two rinse-off masks, and finishing with a nourishing sheet mask), it takes some serious planning and aforethought — … Continue reading Overnight Sensation: Sleeping Masks For Every Skin Type

These 4 Natural Beauty Ingredients Are Having a Serious Moment

  From snail mucus and snake venom to all manner of flora only harvestable once a year in some remote glacial setting, skin care companies are quick to tout the next beauty miracle out of Mother Nature’s coffers. So sometimes it's easy to overlook the less sexy ingredients that have long been used in health and beauty but perhaps … Continue reading These 4 Natural Beauty Ingredients Are Having a Serious Moment