All posts tagged: skin care

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue- I Love These (Flower Infused) Skincare Products and You Should Too!

Cleanser Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: I’ve mentioned the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser a few times before, so I won’t harp on it too much, but I will say that this gift from the glossier gods works wonders for my skin. Infused with rosewater, and comfrey root extract- which soothes and prevents stress on the skin, the Milky Jelly Cleanser is as good as it gets. And it doesn’t hurt that it smells like rose petals wither! (Click Here for 20% off Your Glossier Order!) Toner Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel: In case you can’t tell already, products infused with rose tend to treat my skin real nice. And one of my favorite rose products? The cult classic Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel. This is an exceptionally soothing toner that won’t leave you feeling dried out or dehydrated like many other toners do. Made with rosewater, organic witch hazel, and aloe vera, the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel will leave your skin blooming. Facial Oil True Moringa Lavender Facial Oil: The next step in my skincare routine is facial …

The Best Face Masks for Perfect Skin

SEPHORA COLLECTION Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying: There’s nothing as confidence crumbling as waking up and looking in the mirror only to be faced with a zit on your chin that could double for Mt. Fiji. Whenever I’m having a flat out bad skin day, I always turn to my SEPHORA COLLECTION Mud Mask Purifying and Mattifying. With 3 key ingredients of Zinc, Copper, and White Clay, this mask is a miracle worker at absorbing excess oil and ridding your pores of accumulated dirt and grime. As Sephora so adequately puts it, this mask is your BFF when it needs a detox.   2. Fresh Rose Face Mask: On the other side of the face mask spectrum, we find the oh so famous and oh so effective Fresh Rose Face Mask. While the Sephora option is great when you need to deep clean your skin, the Rose Face Mask is essentially a tall drink of water for your face. Infused with pure rose water and real rose petals, the Fresh Rose Face Mask is probably …

The New Beauty Basics: Glossier.

(Click Here for 20% off Your Glossier Order!) I don’t know about you, but for me makeup is all about phases. Sometimes I’m in a glam phase, sometimes a girly phase, sometimes a minimalist phase. And right now? Right now I’m in a Glossier phase. A relatively new brand, Glossier is the off shoot makeup brand of the popular beauty site intothegloss.com. It is this concept that drew me into Glossier to begin with. Why you ask? Because that means that the products created are all brainchildren of beauty lovers. It means that the people behind the company have a true admiration for the beauty industry, and are dedicated to introducing well thought out, quality products to their consumers. The basics behind Glossier are this: Their main focus and main concern is (as everybody’s should be) skincare. In their introductory “Phase 1” collection, Glossier released a slew of gentle and hydrating skincare products guaranteed to give you a glow. Products included were: The Milky Jelly Cleanser The Soothing Face Mist The Priming Moisturizer The Perfecting Skin …

The BEST (and most affordable?) Skincare Tool Out There

Skincare can often sound like a foreign language. With different skin types, different tools, different cleansers, and so on, it can be difficult for the everyday woman to pinpoint her exact needs and wants when it comes to a daily skincare routine. While I’m all about taking great care of my skin, I’m not as into spending buttloads of money on products such as the Clarisonic or the Foreo Luna- which can range anywhere from $100-300. However, as I was browsing the aisles of Sephora during my lunch break (curse the person who thought it would be a good idea to build a Sephora next to my office) I stumbled across something from the Sephora Collection brand that caught my eye. Because it looked similar to the Foreo Luna, I was instantly drawn in. And the fact that it was only $6 called out to me as well. The Sephora Collection Precision Pore Cleansing Pad is described as “A flexible silicone pad that gently massages the face and helps deliver deeply clean, radiant results.” Covered …

Glamour Glossary: Understanding Common Skincare Terminology

We’ve all experienced it. Skin care terms can be incredibly daunting at times… So today I’ve come up with a list of common skin care terms and their definitions in order to clear up any confusion! This list is composed of some terms that I find are often used on packaging without any actual explanations. I hope this clears things up for you guys, and if you want clarification on any terms not listed feel free to ask down below! Amino Acids: Amino Acids are known as the “building blocks” of proteins. Therefore, our cells are often made up of Amino Acids and carry out many important bodily functions. It is vital that we get enough amino acids so that our cells can properly carry out their function. Antioxidants: Antioxidants are substances that help protect your cells from free radicals, such as pollution, cigarette smoke, and radiation. Collagen: Collagen is the main structural protein found in the tissue, and is a major component of the skin.  Glycerine: Glycerine is a simple compound that is colorless, odorless, and widely …

The Best Moisturizers for ALL Skin Types!

One of the biggest misconceptions in the world of skincare is that the way to combat acne and oil is by stripping the skin. And that couldn’t be more false. Whether you suffer from dry, normal, combo, or oily skin- one of the most important steps in your routine is moisturizer. I know that many people with oily skin tend to shy away from the idea of extra moisture, but in reality having a solid moisturizer will only aid your battle with oily skin. When you strip your skin of it’s natural oils without replenishing it with a daily moisturizer, your body tricks itself into producing even more oils in order to compensate for what you took away. Therefore, if you have oily skin, the best thing you can do for it is moisturize. The same goes for us dry skin girls. But I don’t think I need to tell you guys that moisturizer is a lifesaver, do I? Because skin care brands can often be tricky with their packaging and advertising (by targeting the product …

True Moringa Lavender Facial Oil

I’m just going to start off by saying this: I know, the idea of putting oil directly on your face is terrifying. But trust me, it has its benefits. Having always struggled with problematic skin, if you were to have asked me a year ago to put an oil on my face I would have straight up laughed in your face. But due to the oh so lovely weather (note the sarcasm) of Boston MA, my skin has been extremely dry and raw this winter, and it needed a little assistance bouncing back. On my quest for a boost of hydration, I discovered the True Moringa Lavender Facial Oil. After doing some intense research, the science behind facial oils really backed up this product. Natural oils have been determined to be the best way to restore the natural moisture and texture of skin, and even aid to the evening out of your skin tone.   The True Moringa Lavender Facial Oil claims to combine anti aging and moisturizing properties of Moringa Oil with the soothing …

One Love Organics Konjac Sponge Review

Exfoliating can be a tricky thing. Go too rough- you scratch your face, go too gentle- nothing gets done. For anybody who struggles finding a perfect exfoliator for sensitive skin, I gotchu. For the past 3 months, I have been religiously using what is known as a Konjac Sponge. This cleansing sponge, from the brand “One Love Organics” is made with pure konjac plant fiber, which is known for its ability to detoxify pores while smoothing the skin and ridding it of any makeup and dirt that has accumulated throughout the day. My whole life I have struggled with acne, and use highly invasive treatments that leave my skin dry, flakey, and dehydrated. Because of the state that my skin is often in during the winter (aka a replica of the Sahara Desert), I have always been drawn to harsh exfoliators that would rid my skin of any excess flaking or dry patches. However, by over exfoliating with extremely harsh products, my skin would often be left worse off than it began. When I discovered …

MY SKIN STORY | How I Cleared My Cystic Acne + My Skincare Routine

The worst feeling I’ve ever experienced? Talking to somebody and looking into their eyes, while they were looking at my chin. From age 13+ I have struggled with severe cystic acne. And I do want to preface this post by saying that this is a topic that makes me mind numbingly uncomfortable and self conscious. But today I want to share my skin story with you.