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    4 Reasons Why Chemical Exfoliants Are Better Than Scrubs

    I know ya all love to hate on chemicals, but I’m taking a stand for chemical exfoliants (those with exfoliating acids). Chemical exfoliants are better than physical exfoliants in every way. Hear me out. When I first started exfoliating, I’d use a scrub. Not that I had much choice in the matter. Scrubs were all […]

  • Who Owns What In The Beauty Industry?

    Do you know who owns your fave skincare and makeup brands? You may think L’Oreal is its own brand. Wrong. It’s a beauty giant that owns Lancome, Shu Uemura and the Body Shop. Like Estee Lauder, the proud owner of 29 skincare and makeup brands, including MAC and Clinique. In our fast-paced world, beauty brands […]

  • cleansing balms

    How To Use Cleansing Balms To Double Cleanse In One Step

    What if you could double cleanse in one step? If you’re a regular here, you’ll know I’m not on board with a lot of the skincare trends out there, including those that come to the east. Even when they seem to make a lot of sense or work well, they’re usually created to make you […]

  • stretch marks

    Can You Get Rid Of Stretch Marks? (Find Out What Really Works)

    How do you remove stretch marks? The unsightly streaks are like pimples. They appear at the worst of times. Like puberty. I had finally managed to shed off the extra pounds I had put off during a couple of rough years at school (don’t ask), only to have my excitement ruined by the unsightly stretch […]

  • comedogenic ingredients and acne

    What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?

    What does non-comedogenic mean? It’s a term you see on pretty much every jar of moisturiser and bottle of serum out there. Brands are eager to let you know their lotions and potions won’t make you break out and turn your face into a pimple fest. But… is it enough? I mean, everyone’s skin is […]

  • mad hippie cleansing oil

    Do You Really Need To Double Cleanse? (The Answer May Surprise You)

    What is this double cleansing thing?! When I was a kid, my mom told me to use plain old soap and water. It made my face squeaky clean… and dry as a bone. In my teens, I graduated to foaming cleansers. That worked better. I got clean skin without the dryness. Until I finally started […]