beauty myths

  • if you can't pronounce it myth

    If You Can’t Pronounce It, Should You Put It On Your Skin?

    “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it on your skin.” Says everyone who showers with dihydrogen monoxide every single day. Dihydro… what?! Water. Dihydrogen monoxide is another name for water. If you’re so committed to not using things you can’t pronounce, you shouldn’t even wash your face. Do you see how absurd this thing […]

  • can skincare products penetrate skin

    Does Your Skin Really Absorb 60% Of What You Put On It?

    Let’s cut to the chase: the “60% of skincare products absorb into your bloodstream” is bullshit. I don’t care if you’ve heard it from your BFF, read about it in Allure, or come across it on some natural brand’s website – or all of these places. I don’t care how many people tell you that […]

  • la roche posay anthelios dermo-kids lotion spf 50+

    Your Most Asked Questions About Sunscreen, Answered!

    I’m not going to tell you to use sunscreen every day. I know you know it. But, are you doing it right? I often hear my friends proudly say they only applied a thin layer or mixed their sunscreen with lotion. It makes me want to scream. They have no idea, but they’ve just made […]

  • jan marini bioglycolic cleanser

    Do Anti-Aging Cleansers Work?

    Wouldn’t it be great if you get rid of wrinkles while washing your face? Anti-aging cleansers promise just that. Do they deliver? Nah. Here’s why: Do Anti-Aging Cleansers With Antioxidants Work? I’m all for using antioxidants in your skincare routine. Green tea, vitamin C & co are anti-aging superstars that fight wrinkles on three fronts: […]

  • mineral sunscreen myths

    5 Mineral Sunscreen Myths You Need To Stop Believing Right Now

    What if I told you that everything you know about mineral sunscreen is a lie? They create a shield on the skin that reflects UV rays away? Lie. You don’t have to reapply them? Lie You can get away with using less? Lie. I’ll let that sink in for a minute… I know, I’ve just […]

  • Are Hypoallergenic Products Really Safer?

    What does hypoallergenic mean in skincare? Hint: it’s NOT safer. …. I’ll give you a moment to digest that. I know it’s a shock. If you’ve rosacea, eczema or just sensitive skin that throws a tantrum every time you try something new, you’re probably scouring the shops for safe products that won’t cause another flareup. […]