beauty myths

  • 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. […]

  • chemical-free skincare myth

    Chemical-Free Skincare? There’s No Such Thing

    Are you on the hunt for chemical-free skincare products? I have bad news for you: there’s NO such thing. Huh? Let me explain… What YOU Think Chemical-Free Skincare Means I get it. You don’t want harsh chemicals in your skincare. Like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a cleansing agent that’ll turn your skin drier than the Sahara. […]

  • nivea urban detox mask

    Detoxifying Skincare Products: Do They Work?

    Do detoxifying skincare products work? Short answer: no. Long answer: sort of… Just not as you think. Here’s what I mean: What Detoxifying Skincare Products Imply Detox: a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. That’s the dictionary definition of detox for you. So […]

  • comedogenic ingredients and acne

    Do Comedogenic Ingredients Give You Pimples?

    “Gio, this cream has a drop of [insert known comedogenic ingredient]. Will it give me pimples?” Look, I get it. If you’ve got acne-prone skin, the last thing you want to do is slather on something that has even the remotest possibility of giving you another breakout. But NO ONE can look at an ingredient […]