Natural Brand Review: InstaNatural for my Adult Acne

Adult Acne. Let’s talk about it. I started experiencing acne outbreaks when I was in high school, and everyone assured me it was just a normal right of passage for teenagers. Still, it was embarrassing, so I tried every harsh over the counter product I could get my hands on to clear up my skin, without considering the chemicals that were in them. After graduating … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: InstaNatural for my Adult Acne

Clean Beauty Brand Review: Sand and Sky

I got both of my sisters these two masks from Sand and Sky because I just liked the pretty pink color of the product, and I wanted to make sure to supply them with something made with clean and natural ingredients. I never actually used the ones I had until they started raving about how great their skin looked after using the clay version of … Continue reading Clean Beauty Brand Review: Sand and Sky

Clean Beauty Brand Review: LaFlore

I’d like to introduce you to a completely clean, nontoxic skin care line I’ve been using for the last week and a half called LaFlore. If you’ve never heard of it before, then, you’re welcome, because once you discover this organic, plant-based brand and actually try it, you won’t be disappointed, and your skin will look amazing. Let’s just back up a second to learn … Continue reading Clean Beauty Brand Review: LaFlore

Clean Beauty Review: Mychelle Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate

Trying out Mychelle beauty’s Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate. First, can we stop and appreciate the dreamy blue color of this product? Second, this is a completely clean brand that makes products without without GMOs, harmful ingredients, artificial fragrances and colors. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free. I feel like this serum acts as a protective moisturizer. The first time I used it I slathered it on and … Continue reading Clean Beauty Review: Mychelle Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate

Clean Beauty Brand Spotlight: Biossance

We all know by now that clean beauty is having a moment and one standout brand I’ve found within the category is Biossance. About the Brand: The brand centers around its plant-based powerhouse ingredient, squalane, a derivative of squalene, which is a molecule that’s naturally found in the skin and is responsible for moisture, which decreases with age. Scientists at industrial bioscience company, Amyris Inc., … Continue reading Clean Beauty Brand Spotlight: Biossance

Project Beauty Expo 2018 Recap

On August 12, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a tradeshow dedicated to giving a platform for natural beauty and wellness brands that cater to women of color. Here, a recap of some of the brands I saw that I think should be on your radar. EA Polish – After giving birth to her daughter in 2012, nail polish aficionado, Ellyse, realized the need for fast … Continue reading Project Beauty Expo 2018 Recap

Is Your Beauty Product Safe? There’s an App for That

I was recently shopping at a popular drugstore chain and noticed the collection of shiny body lotion bottles gleaming from the shelves. Now, I am not in the market for body lotion at the moment as shea butter and natural oils are my bffs; but, I am a product hoarder and find it impossible to walk past the beauty aisle without examining everything the industry … Continue reading Is Your Beauty Product Safe? There’s an App for That