Which Pencil Eyeliner at Sephora Lasts the Longest?


I’ve always thought that Consumer Reports did a really great job at evaluating different products ranging from cars to colleges.  So when a recent FutureDerm survey revealed that over half of our readers wanted more cosmetics reviews, I jumped at the chance to test different beauty products! So here’s our first.  For this review, I Read more »

Spotlight On: Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana)


Hamamelis Virginiana, better known as witch hazel, is a plant found in North America that has been used in traditional to soothe skin irritation and inflammation (Mosby’s Handbook of Herbal and Natural Supplements). It’s got a lot of anti-abilities: anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-oxidant. It’s also been shown in studies with animals to have a Read more »

Is There Actual Science Behind Tata Harper's Products?

Q&A, Skin Care

In a July 17 post, I reviewed Tata Harper’s products.  Esteemed by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tata Harper is a fresh-scrubbed farm girl with amazing marketing capabilities.  She sources all of the botanicals and natural ingredients in her products herself, many of them growing right on the farm where her lab is based.  It’s an interesting Read more »