Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Review (Revisited)

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Review: PocketDerm – An Online Dermatology & Prescription Acne Medication Service

I proclaim my love of the modern world pretty frequently in my every day life. I say it every time I walk into an air conditioned building, when I binge watch a new show on Netflix, and I say it when I’m able to read breaking news from the other side of the world on my smartphone when I’m in a car in the middle of the desert. When I first heard about PocketDerm, an online dermatology service that provides prescription acne medication for a monthly fee, I, without any hint of irony, actually uttered the words, “What a time to be alive!” At the time, I still had a couple of months left on my Tretinoin prescription from my local dermatologist, but as soon as I picked up my last tube, I decided it was time...more

Review: Sofina Beauté UV Cut Emulsion NS SPF50 PA++++ (Fresh)

It’s not a secret that I enjoy splurging on pricy skin care products – luxury skin care is one of my absolute favorite ways to treat myself. But sunscreen, which is the product I consider to be the most important product in my daytime skin care routine, is one product I actually don’t splurge on. To a non-regular-sunscreen-wearer, this might seem baffling, but my fellow UV protected brethren and sistren probably understand why this makes perfect sense ....more

Charlotte Cho of SokoGlam Shares Her Favorite Skin Care Ingredients

Have you met Charlotte Cho yet? She’s kind of a big deal. This summer alone, she’s had features on Elle, Lucky, and Allure, and she also happens to be the owner of the magnificently curated US-based Korean cosmetics shop, SokoGlam ....more

Su:m37° Secret Repair Concentrate Review

Anyone who has ever been out to eat with me with any regularity knows that I have thing for weird pickles. If it’s a vegetable and it’s pickled, I will devour it; the weirder the vegetable and the funkier the ferment, the better. I think my voracious appetite for fermented foods played a part in my eagerness to dive face first into the Su:m37° product line up, a Korean brand that specializes in fermented skin care ingredients ....more

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum Review

In the world of skin care, there is a fairly short list of ingredient actives that have substantial scientific evidence showing they can effectively enable collagen synthesis in the skin, and vitamin C is one of them. For this reason, and because of its antioxidant and brightening properties, vitamin C holds a firm place on my personal list of favorite skin care actives. I typically reach for an L-ascorbic acid based serums as my source for this ingredient because they’re so widely accessible, affordable, and L-AA is a very bio-available form of topical vitamin C ....more

Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-Off Mask Review

If you’re a regular S&T reader and the mention of Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-Off Mask is giving you déj...more

Rohto Hada-Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Review

I just got home from a 4-day trip visiting relatives out-of-state, and as you might imagine, I’m not great at packing light when it comes to skin care (or makeup, for that matter). I do make an effort to scale down though, so when I packed for this trip, I opted not to bring along my Hada-Labo Gokujyun...more

Biologique Recherche Lait U Vegetal Cleansing Milk Review

Of all the products I named in my recent skin care routine posts, the Biologique Recherche Lait U Cleansing Milk is the product I surprisingly received the most questions about. Actually, I guess it’s not that surprising – once I got hooked on BR’s Lotion P50, I myself fell down a full-on Biologique Recherche shopping spiral. Early on in the spiral,...more

My Skin Care Routine Part 3: Masks, Spot Remedies, & Weekly Treatments

If someone had told my 16-year-old self that one day I’d have a skin care routine so extravagant that I’d have to write it up in 3 separate articles, I’d have laughed in their face. Then I would have touched up my crazy eyeliner and snuck off campus for lunch in the trunk of some senior’s car, or maybe had a cigarette in the girl’s bathroom. Yeah, I was a bad teen ....more