Brand Overview: Skin Syrup

Thai skincare brand Skin Syrup blends natural extracts from Africa, India, Korea and blends it with Thai and Chinese herbs to create products that keep the skin fresh, relaxed, and clean. They sent over their entire line and I had fun playing with all of them. The Radiance Facial Wash Gel contains indian gooseberry to…… Continue reading Brand Overview: Skin Syrup

Bodycare Review: Kate McLeod Daily Stone and Sleep Stone

Exploring the world of body moisturizers is fun. I’ve tried creams, oils, creamy oils, and now, a stone. The body stones from pastry chef Kate McLeod came about when she was recommended cocoa butter to moisturize her skin. She mixed it with her favorite oils (sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, and fractionated coconut) to develop…… Continue reading Bodycare Review: Kate McLeod Daily Stone and Sleep Stone

Monthly Favorites: August 2019

Fresh Beauty Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash The Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash from Fresh Beauty ($33) cleanses and exfoliates to refine, soften, and smooth the skin using two sizes of sugar crystals from beetroots, soapberry peel extract, strawberry fruit and blackcurrant fruit extracts, and grapeseed oil. This face cleanser smells a bit like strawberry…… Continue reading Monthly Favorites: August 2019

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

Skincare Review: Plant Apothecary

Wanting to promote healthy ingredients, environmental friendliness, and social responsibility, couple Holly McWhorter and Bjarke Ballisager created Plant Apothecary, an overall wellness brand aimed to moisturize, purify, de-stress, exfoliate any skin. Their uses aromatherapy and herbalism to create plant-based products that are vegan, cruelty-free and are made without gluten, GMO, petroleum, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and silicones. The…… Continue reading Skincare Review: Plant Apothecary