Brand Overview: Mario Badescu

It might sound weird but this is the first time I’ve tried Mario Badescu. I’ve seen the memes, read the love, and saw the results but I never got around to using their products til now. They sent over two cleansers. The first one, the Enzyme Cleansing Gel ($14), is for every day. This feels…… Continue reading Brand Overview: Mario Badescu

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: 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

Brand Overview: Mun Skincare

With the philosophy that a clear, glowing complexion is the perfect foundation, celebrity makeup artist Munemi Imai founded Mun Skincare. The brand aims to nurture, balance, and brighten all skin. Their products contain sustainably-sourced ingredients and are natural, organic, cruelty-free, and vegan. Ann oil-based cleanser, the Akwi Purifying Cleanser ($65) promises to lift impurities, unclog…… Continue reading Brand Overview: Mun Skincare

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