Elina Organics Skin Renewing Oil Blend

COMMUNITY REVIEW: Elina Organics Skin Renewing Oil Blend

Between frigid temperatures and late-night study sessions, my typically normal skin was becoming increasingly dry, so I decided to try out Elina Organics Skin Renewing Oil Blend. This organic oil blend contains sea buckthorn oil, its key ingredient, which is packed with antioxidants to nourish parched skin and help prevent signs of aging. For those in need of extra hydration, this product can be mixed with any Elina Organics moisturizer…
Read More

Are Vitamin C Serums Actually Bad for Your Skin?

Before I go into this, yes, I know that I sell a vitamin C serum. (And a damn good one too!) That said, this fact does not make me a completely biased writer — if I found convincing evidence that vitamin C serums were in fact bad for your skin, I would immediately pull it from the market, and replace it with something else. (It’s not that hard to do,…
Read More
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Cream Review

I know it’s my job while I’m reviewing skincare to be discerning, but it’s hard to say anything other than the fact that I like Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Cream. It’s a good cream on a lot of different levels. First, there is a high concentration of proven ingredients. Amino acids are some of the unsung heroes of the skincare world. Small enough to penetrate the skin barrier, amino acids…
Read More
Replenix Plumping Lip Treatment

COMMUNITY REVIEW: Replenix Plumping Lip Treatment

This time of year, dry, chapped lips are almost guaranteed. Suffering from them myself, I was intrigued to try out Replenix Plumping Lip Treatment with SPF 30, which “guarantees full, kissable lips, even in the dead of winter.” According to topixpharm.com, Replenix Plumping Lip Treatment is a multi-functional lip treatment that “protects lips while helping to restore hydration and youthful volume. A proprietary complex of stimulating ingredients draw beautiful, natural…
Read More

Should You Tattoo Your Dark Circles and Undereye Bags Away?

Undereye bags — A.K.A. swelling and puffiness under the eyes — are a telltale sign of aging. (The converse, sunkenness under the eyes, also tends to occur more often with age.) The cause of both undereye bags and sunkenness is similar: As you age, the tissues around your eyes weaken. Normal fat and muscle that support the skin around the eyes, keeping it taut and firm, begin to diminish. For…
Read More

Spotlight on: 7-dehydrocholesterol

Recently, a reader asked me to review 7-dehydrocholesterol skincare. Think of 7-dehydrocholesterol like a natural sunscreen. Your skin naturally contains its own supply of 7-dehydrocholesterol. When you go in the sun, the UV light hits the 7-dehydrocholesterol within your skin. In turn, 7-dehydrocholesterol photolyses (splits) into a compound called previtamin D3. Your skin’s natural thermal energy changes previtamin D3 into vitamin D3, and voila! You get the anti-inflammatory effects and other benefits of vitamin…
Read More