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  • caudalie best skincare products


    Kudos to Caudalie for putting resveratrol on the skincare map in the 90’s. If you wanted to get your beauty fix before that, you had to drink a glass of wine. That’s a great excuse for a drink, isn’t it? Unless you’re a boring teetotaller like me – then resveratrol snubbed you. Well, that’s all […]


  • kiehl's the best skincare products

    What Are The Best Kiehl’s Skincare Products?

    I love visiting Kiehl’s stores. They’re set up like old apothecaries. Shelves stacked high with products. Skeletons dressed in white coats greet you from the corners. Vials and pipettes lay down on tables. It feels like stepping back in time. But, I rarely buy something there. Kiehl’s products are… meh. Let’s just say that despite […]


  • best tata harper products

    Fave Five: The Best Of Tata Harper

    “Gio, can you recommend some natural products to treat dryness/pimples/whatever?” This is the question I get more often. It’s a tricky one for me because I rate products based on the effectiveness of their ingredients, not their origin. The sad truth is that most of the actives that really work are harsh chemicals that will […]


  • best vitamin C serum: drunk elephant c-firma day serum

    Fave Five: The Best Drunk Elephant Products

    I never thought anyone could take the place of Paula’s Choice in my heart (and skincare stash). But gosh, Drunk Elephant is giving it its best shot. I kid you not, everything I’ve tried from Drunk Elephant has swept me off my feet. You know how rare is that?! Its secret? Rather than churning out […]


  • the best dermalogica skincare products

    Fave Five: The Best Dermalogica Products

    Dermalogica. With a name like that, you must be serious about dermatology and skincare, right? Dermalogica sure has an outstanding reputation for getting the job done. But, a lot of it may be down to marketing. Because, most of their products aren’t as good they’re made out to be… But, let’s leave those aside and […]


  • best neutrogena products

    Fave Five: The Best Neutrogena Skincare Products

    Who said drugstore skincare sucks? Not Neutrogena. The brand’s gone a loooong way since its humble beginnings and now offers retinol creams, AHA exfoliants and lightweight sunscreens that really help keep those pesky wrinkles at bay. But their offering is huge. Surely, there are bound to be some duds in there? Yep. But I won’t […]