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

Skincare Review: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, Facial Radiance AHA Intensive Peel, Fab Skin Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid

Textures from some products from First Aid Beauty that I’m playing around with. On top is the Face Cleanser ($21), which has a creamy whipped texture that promises to calm, soothe, nourish, hydrate, and protect using aloe, allantoin, glycerin, and the brand’s FAB antioxidant booster (licorice root, feverfew, and white tea extracts). This leaves my…… Continue reading Skincare Review: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, Facial Radiance AHA Intensive Peel, Fab Skin Retinol Eye Cream with Triple Hyaluronic Acid

Skincare Review: Puriste Gentle Purifying Facial Cleanser and 8% Glycolic Acid Night Cream

Developed by dermatologist Dr. Sylvia Garnis-Jones, Puriste uses medical-grade formulations in products promising to uncomplicate you skincare routine. Manufactured in Canada and entirely women-owned and operated, the products from Puriste are cruelty-free and do not contain dyes, fragrances, mineral oils, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or synthetic preservatives. They sent over two products that they think would…… Continue reading Skincare Review: Puriste Gentle Purifying Facial Cleanser and 8% Glycolic Acid Night Cream

Brand Overview: Instytutum

Founded by Natalia Derkach, Ph.D., Instytutum promises to offer results-driven skincare products developed in their Swiss R&D laboratory. They have recently updated their packaging and their formulas to help us achieve flawless skin. Their products are also formulated without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, synthetic dyes, and SLES/SLS. The rich balm of the Transforming Melting Cleanser…… Continue reading Brand Overview: Instytutum

Brand Overview: Peach & Lily

Dewy and Oily might sound the same for someone with oily skin but apparently not if you’re using Peach & Lily products. The promise of glass skin with just one product seems impossible for me but the cult-favorite, the Glass Skin Refining Serum ($39) did it. It promises hydrated, calmed, brightened, firmed skin using peach…… Continue reading Brand Overview: Peach & Lily