What is the Biology of Skin Color?

Q&A, Skin Care

For the past five weeks, we’ve discussed the efficacy of inorganic and organic sunscreens. Depending on a variety of factors, sunscreens contribute to the color of the skin by preventing or allowing UVB-induced tanning and/or UVA-induced delayed tanning of the skin. But what determines a person’s skin color in the absence of UV light? In Read more »

Product Review: Joey New York Peel-Off Masque

Skin Care, Skin Care Product Reviews

Face masks, such as Joey New York Peel-Off Masque ($26.52, amazon.com), are a crucial part of many people’s skin care routines. And just as it can be difficult to find the right cleanser or moisturizer, it can also be tough to find the right mask. Joey New York sent their mask over for us to Read more »

How Does “Intelligent” Matching Makeup Work?


Cosmetics companies legitimately want to create products that enable users to match their skin tone more easily. If a brand were to create a product for many people with slightly different skin tones that worked well and didn’t involve much effort on the users’ parts, it would be popular, right? In fact, that kind of Read more »