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: 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

Product Review: Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser

I like to rotate between a few cleansers but for the past month I’ve been consistently only using this dual action cleanser from Botanics USA. It features clary sage extract, which the brand sustainably sources from the leaves of the Salvia Sclarea species found in Southern Europe. It smells light and soothing and transforms from a gel consistency into a more milk-like texture when mixed … Continue reading Product Review: Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser