Brand Overview: Kate Ryan Skincare

From Ohio, Kate Ryan Skincare aims to create skincare products made in small batches that are made of quality ingredients and are affordable, plant-powered, and cruelty-free. The Salicylic Cleanser ($35) contains salicylic acid to exfoliate, DMAE to firm, alpha lipoic acid to refine, and coffee fruit and green tea extract to protect the skin. This…… Continue reading Brand Overview: Kate Ryan Skincare

Skincare and Makeup Review: Seraphine Botanicals Carrot + Rose Hydrating Cream, Camelina + Strobe Luminizing Primer, Happy Hibiscus Blush, and Berry + Juice Lip Gel

For the past few weeks, my morning routine is composed of the products sent over by Seraphine Botanicals, a vegan, cruelty-free brand. I start with the Carrot + Rose Hydrating Cream ($19), which is formulated with glycerine to soothe, nourish, and moisturize the skin. This moisturizer feels lightweight on the skin. It sinks in quickly…… Continue reading Skincare and Makeup Review: Seraphine Botanicals Carrot + Rose Hydrating Cream, Camelina + Strobe Luminizing Primer, Happy Hibiscus Blush, and Berry + Juice Lip Gel

Holiday 2019: Drunk Elephant Shelf-Control Night Kit

I’m going on vacation in about four weeks so the Drunk Elephant Shelf-Control Night Kit came just in time. The set promises to have everything one would need for their night routine. It contains the T.L.C.™ Glycolic Night Serum, my go-to glycolic acid at night, the Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, the Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream as…… Continue reading Holiday 2019: Drunk Elephant Shelf-Control Night Kit

Skincare Review: Uruoi U2 Clean Foam and U5 Moisture Milk

Using science in skincare isn’t new but Uruoi, which mean moisture in Japanese, uses their patented hyaluronic acid: D.P.H.A. Denka Pure Hyaluronic Acid or D.P.H.A. promises to help skin retain moisture and plump the skin. The U2 Clean Foam ($28) is my kind of cleanser. It’s gentle, it foams, and it removes unnecessary oils on…… Continue reading Skincare Review: Uruoi U2 Clean Foam and U5 Moisture Milk

Skincare and Makeup Review: Wander Beauty Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil, Hidden Glow Brightening Cream, and Smooth Sailing Perfecting Primer

Even if I have oily skin, I want to look dewy and glowy. I want to cover my imperfections every morning but still leave it looking bright, healthy and hydrated. Wander Beauty sent over products that might help. Okay, I rarely say this but using the Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil ($42) was love at…… Continue reading Skincare and Makeup Review: Wander Beauty Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil, Hidden Glow Brightening Cream, and Smooth Sailing Perfecting Primer