Product Review: Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Skin Care

Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing system ($119-225, is designed to provide a consistent clean. That’s because part of maintaining skin integrity is maintaining some kind of routine — Clarisonic regulates that by making something timed with specific instructions. The brushes should loosen dirt from pores and even help clean off makeup better than a regular Read more »

Follow Friday + Nicki's Personal Updates: Week of August 10, 2012

Personal/Inspirational, Skin Care

The first six bottles of FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 ever produced! I’m so excited! It’s funny:  When I read books on dermatology, there is often so much information about retinoids.  And now that I’m devoting myself to inventing novel beauty products full-time (for at least a year, hopefully longer!), my life is again all about Read more »

Spotlight On: Phenoxyethanol

Skin Care

Spotlight On: Phenoxyethanol Recently, a reader asked if phenoxyethanol was the same as ethanol. They are in fact, two distinct molecules. However, they do have some overlapping characteristics and uses. Since I covered ethanol quite extensively HERE, this post will focus primarily on phenoxyethanol. What is phenoxyethanol? Phenoxyethanol (PE) is an ethylene glycol ether (basically Read more »