Is Oxybenzone in Sunscreen Dangerous?

In a word, no, I don’t believe that oxybenzone in sunscreen is dangerous. That said, there are skincare websites (even reputable ones) who try to make it seem like anything you can’t pronounce has to be super dangerous for you, and oxybenzone (phonetically: ˌäk-sē-ˈben-ˌzōn) doesn’t quite make the cut in that regard. But I personally stand by the belief that oxybenzone is safe. Here’s why. Chemicals in Sunscreen and Long…
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Sunday Riley’s Good Genes vs. Drunk Elephant’s Sukari Babyfacial: Which is Better?

Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment and Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial are both impressive and effective in their own right. But since they both do similar things with similar AHA-based ingredients, you don’t need both. If you’re struggling to decide which one to splurge on, here’s what you should know: Sunday Riley’s Good Genes: Best for Mild to Moderate Signs of Aging The Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid…
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Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert Review

Can a Topical Cream Help Treat Cellulite? Cellulite is believed to be present in 85-98% of women (Annales Academie Medicae Stetinensis, 2014). Typically, it shows on the thighs, hips, and buttocks. The result of a complex combination of factors ranging from hormones to heredity, cellulite begins for most women after the onset of puberty and continues to worsen until menopause. The reason it’s been difficult to find a cure for…
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Freeze 24-7 Radiance Brightening Face Mask Review

I try to work a sheet mask into my routine once a week as a nice little boost for my skin or as a mid-week pick me up. I have tried a lot of sheet masks over the years but was intrigued by Freeze 24-7 Radiance Brightening Face Mask because 1) who doesn’t like a product that promises radiance and brightening? And 2) the ingredients which include fermented coconut juice extract…
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The Ozone and Your Skin (What is the UV Index and Why Does it Matter?)

The UV Index is a tool that is used to help raise public awareness of excessive exposure to UV radiation, and instruct the general popular on how we can best protect ourselves. The UV index was developed by WHO, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Meteorological Organization. The ozone absorbs some of the UV radiation that would otherwise reach the Earth’s surface, however, ozone levels vary over the…
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Which is the Better At-Home Device: ZIIP vs. NEWA

I’m a huge fan of at-home devices and recently had the opportunity to test and compare two of them! One that utilizes microcurrent technology (ZIIP) and one that uses radiofrequency (NEWA). Here are my thoughts, and which I would recommend: Microcurrent Facials The idea behind microcurrent treatments is that the electric current mimics the electric currents of the body important in cell processes. It stimulates cells to create more of…
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