Product Review: FY22 Facial Scrub

Skin Care, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

FY22 Facial Scrub ($17.99, is a pretty basic cleanser that’s pretty mild overall. It’s unscented and good for exfoliation. I was excited to try it and found that it’s a pretty good cleanser. The company recommends it in particular for diabetic skin care, which necessitates more mild products. Deionized Water Deionized water is, self-explanatorily, Read more »

Product Review: Rodan + Fields SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen

Skin Care, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

Rodan + Fields SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($41, is a lightweight sunscreen that’s formulated to be minimally irritating, part of a system of Rodan + Field’s intended to reduce irritation and redness. I was excited to try it when they sent the sunscreen over and I have to say, it’s an excellent physical Read more »

Obesity – Related Acanthosis Nigricans

Skin Care

Obesity brings with it a myriad of problems, and the skin is not spared. There are many causes for hyperpigmentation, or excessive darkening of the skin. Today we discuss one in particular that is becoming increasingly common: acanthosis nigricans (AN): more specifically: obesity-related AN (because there are other types of AN). Appearance The skin lesions Read more »

Does Makeup Primer Stop Bacteria From Getting into Pores?


    Recently, a friend cited an article she’d read that said makeup primer kept bacteria from getting into your pores. Can this be true? I though. Well, let’s look at the facts. For the purposes of this post, I focused on liquid primers, such as Smashbox Photo Finish Primer ($38, because there are Read more »