Brand Overview: Gruum

Inspired by Scandinavian ideals, British selfcare brand Gruum aims to create purposeful products without gimmicks and labels. Their products are created cruelty-free and are for everyone. Even their packaging is simple and it really called out the small minimalist voice deep inside me. Kori, their vegan exfoliating face wash contains orange, eucalyptus, and witch hazel…… Continue reading Brand Overview: Gruum

Cult Favorite: Caolion Pore Blackhead Steam Pack and Pore Original Pack Duo

One of the first brands in South Korea to release products that are made without artificial color, fragrance, and alcohol, K-Beauty brand Caolion aims to unclog and minimize pores while maintaining balance to the skin. Their products are also made without parabens, dyes, and mineral oil. Their Pore Blackhead Steam Pack and Pore Original Pack…… Continue reading Cult Favorite: Caolion Pore Blackhead Steam Pack and Pore Original Pack Duo

Makeup Review: First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Pores Be Gone Matte Primer with Fig Extract, Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, and Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF30

First Aid Beauty sent me two primers and you bet your ass I tried the matte one first. The Hello Fab Pores Be Gone Matte Primer with Fig Extract promises to be an oil-free, matte primer that blurs pores and grips makeup using, you guessed it, fig extract. It also contains nordihydroguaiaretic acid and oleanolic…… Continue reading Makeup Review: First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Pores Be Gone Matte Primer with Fig Extract, Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, and Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF30

Brand Overview: Ogee

Using jojoba oil as a hero ingredient, the vegan skincare products from Ogee promises to restore the natural beauty of the skin from within. My experience with jojoba oil has been a bit of a hit or miss but these certified organic and cruelty-free products housed in luxurious bottles looked too good to ignore. The…… Continue reading Brand Overview: Ogee

Skincare Review: Taila Nava Jungol and Prana Oil

Combining spices, blooms, and woods with Ayurvedic practices, Taila Skincare promises effective and #crueltyfree products that also help educate children in partnership with Shanti Bhavan. Aiming to detoxify, exfoliate, and restore balance to the skin, the Nava Jungol Detoxifying Mask ($68) contains honey, black cumin seed, turmeric, and pomegranate. The face mask has an earthy…… Continue reading Skincare Review: Taila Nava Jungol and Prana Oil