Everything You Need to Know About Identifying & Treating Sensitive Skin

Everything You Need to Know About Identifying & Treating Sensitive Skin

A comprehensive guide on how to identify, treat, soothe, and heal sensitive skin.

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First Aid Beauty FAB Pharma Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask
Krave Beauty Great Barrier Relief
Indeed Labs 10Balm
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Serum
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer
Dr. Barbara Sturm Calming Serum
NIOD Modulating Glucosides
Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
First Aid Beauty FAB Pharma Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask
Krave Beauty Great Barrier Relief
Indeed Labs 10Balm
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Serum
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer
Dr. Barbara Sturm Calming Serum
NIOD Modulating Glucosides
Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
My Top 10 Paula’s Choice Favorites

My Top 10 Paula’s Choice Favorites

I started using Paula’s Choice products over a year ago after reading various internet forums about their effectiveness. And since then, I’ve branched out to experience many brands, but here are a few Paula’s Choice products that I always recommend to folks looking to build an effective skincare routine.

Learn more about my favorites from Paula’s Choice. A skincare brand that’s best known for its no-nonsense approach to skincare.

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Paula’s Choice Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer
Paula’s choice 20% Niacinamide Treatment
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Serum
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer
Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster
Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster
Paula’s Choice RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster
Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster
Paula’s Choice Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer
Paula’s choice 20% Niacinamide Treatment
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Serum
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer
Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster
Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster
Paula’s Choice RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster
Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster
5 Common Skincare Mistakes

5 Common Skincare Mistakes

Here are 5 common skincare mistakes many people make without realizing it. I believe understanding and avoiding these mistakes will help you make better choices in keeping your skin as healthy as possible. They did for me!

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Tula Skincare Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum spf 30
Habit Skincare N°41 Mister
AbsoluteJOI Hydrating Gel Foam Cleanser
Allies of Skin Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum
Pestle & Mortar NMF Lactic Acid Toner
Pestle & Mortar Exfoliate Acid Toner
Deviant Skincare Cleansing Concentrate
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30
NIOD MULTI-MOLECULAR HYALURONIC COMPLEX
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream
ALLIES OF SKIN MOLECULAR SILK AMINO HYDRATING CLEANSER
HOLIFROG SUPERIOR OMEGA NUTRITIVE GEL WASH
HoliFrog Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash
Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster
Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum
Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Enzyme Cleanser
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen
Good Science Beauty Hydrating Cream
Biologique Recherche P50V 1970
Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
Paula’s Choice RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Clean Skin Club – Clean Towels
AbsoluteJOI Skincare Review: A Clean Beauty Brand for Melanin Skin

AbsoluteJOI Skincare Review: A Clean Beauty Brand for Melanin Skin

Learn more about my favorites from AbsoluteJOI Skincare. A black-owned and female-founded “clean” beauty brand focused on effective products for sensitive, melanin skin.

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AbsoluteJOI Double Cleansing Oil Kit Plus Retinol Night Oil
AbsoluteJOI Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 40 Mineral Sunscreen
AbsoluteJOI Skin Refining Night Oil with Retinol and Vitamins C+E
Essentials Skincare Set
Balancing pH Face Toner with Aloe, Oat & Hyaluronic Acid
AbsoluteJOI Hydrating Gel Foam Cleanser
AbsoluteJOI Sunflower & Moringa Fresh Cleanse Oil
AbsoluteJOI– Bundle of Joi Ultimate Cleansing Kit
AbsoluteJOI Double Cleansing Oil Kit Plus Retinol Night Oil
AbsoluteJOI Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 40 Mineral Sunscreen
AbsoluteJOI Skin Refining Night Oil with Retinol and Vitamins C+E
Essentials Skincare Set
Balancing pH Face Toner with Aloe, Oat & Hyaluronic Acid
AbsoluteJOI Hydrating Gel Foam Cleanser
AbsoluteJOI Sunflower & Moringa Fresh Cleanse Oil
AbsoluteJOI– Bundle of Joi Ultimate Cleansing Kit
Current Body Care Favorites

Current Body Care Favorites

Doesn’t your body deserve the very best? These body washes, scrubs, lotions, and tools are so good! Get ready to smooth and protect every last inch of your skin.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Black-Owned Grooming Brands for Men

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Black-Owned Grooming Brands for Men

Father’s Day is just a few days away and there’s still time to pull off that perfectly thought out gift idea.

The men in our lives need some self-care moments just like we do, especially with all that we’ve been going through in 2020. So, as you think about that last-minute Father’s Day gift, here are eight Black-owned brands you can shop to elevate his grooming experience.

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Black Owned Skincare Brands With Products For Sensitive Skin & Eczema

Black Owned Skincare Brands With Products For Sensitive Skin & Eczema

As people across the country advocate for racial justice, there are numerous ways you can take action. Apart from donating to organizations, we can also show our support by highlighting and putting money into black-owned businesses, especially smaller black-owned companies since Covid-19 has threatened to close many.

So, today, I’m highlighting a few small, black-owned skincare brands that sell products that have either worked for my sensitive, eczema-prone skin or piqued my interest based on their ingredient list and the positive feedback from other skincare bloggers I trust.

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My Drunk Elephant Review & My Favorites From The Brand

My Drunk Elephant Review & My Favorites From The Brand

Drunk Elephant is one of the most popular skincare brands on the market, and it’s one of my favorite skincare brands. The brand has beautiful aesthetics, and the idea of a results-driven line without fragrance or alcohol is always intriguing, especially with my sensitive skin.

My love-affair for Drunk Elephant began in 2016 and continues today. Read more as I break down my thoughts on the Drunk Elephant line and my top five favorites from the brand.

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Drunk Elephant Trunk 6.0
Drunk Elephant Drunk Break™: A Night to Remember Night Kit
Drunk Elephant C-Tango™ Vitamin C Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask
Drunk Elephant Slaai™ Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant F-Balm
Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos
Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
#beautyonabudget: You Can Create A Budget-Friendly Skincare Routine

#beautyonabudget: You Can Create A Budget-Friendly Skincare Routine

We can all have a good skincare routine without breaking the bank!
To see my budget-friendly skincare routine, keep reading!

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HOLIFROG SUPERIOR OMEGA NUTRITIVE GEL WASH
Neogen White Truffle Knit Sheet Mask
Peach & Lily 3-Piece Sheet Mask Set
Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm
Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm
Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water
Bioderma Sensibio Eye Cream
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Eye Cream
Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster
Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum
Amorepacific Vintage Essence
Institut Esthederm No Sum Sunscreen
Institut Esthederm Hydrating Spray
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant F-Balm
Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos
Trilogy Rosehip Oil
Good Molecules Rosehip Oil
Good Molecules Squalane Oil
Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate Mist
African Botanics Resurrection Eye Cream
African Botanics Fleur De Rose Cream Cleanser
Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Enzyme Cleanser
Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Face Cream Rich
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Foam Cleanser
D’Alba Waterfall Sunscreen
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Serum
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer
Good Science Beauty Hydrating Cream
Good Molecules Hydrating Serum
Jordan Samuel Skin The Matinee Gel Cleanser
Pai Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil
AbsoluteJOI– Bundle of Joi Ultimate Cleansing Kit
Bioeffect Imprinting Hydrogel Masks
Bioeffect EGF Essence
OSA Water Mist
Bioeffect Eye Serum
Bioeffect EGF Serum
YOU Skincare Moisture Replenishing Essence
YOU Skincare Essential Hydration Serum
Clean Skin Club – Swabs
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin(TM) Sheet Mask
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin(TM) Cream
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin(TM) Liquid
Biologique Recherche P50V 1970
Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2
Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Enzyme Cleanser
Dr. Barbara Sturm Darker Skin Tones Hyaluronic Serum
Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
N.M.F Intensive Hydrating Sheet Mask
Clean Skin Club – Clean Wipes
Jordan Samuel Skin The Performance Cream
Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Caudalie Grape Water
Paula’s Choice RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster
Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster
Clean Skin Club – Clean Towels
Managing My Sanity During Self Isolation

Managing My Sanity During Self Isolation

After spending over four weeks in my apartment, here’s how I’m passing the time while social distancing and self-isolating. From songs to movies to books and self-care, I got you covered. I’m even including websites that have been getting all my money, thanks to their fabulous sales. Read more to find out the things getting me through.

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Pamper Yourself With The Perfect At-Home Facial

Pamper Yourself With The Perfect At-Home Facial

With #quarantineandchill as the new catchphrase for the foreseeable future, here’s your step-by-step guide to the perfect at-home facial when you can’t visit an esthetician.

So, if you’re looking to pamper yourself with a facial at home but aren’t sure where to start, keep reading.

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My Honest Necessaire Review: Is it really worth the hype?

My Honest Necessaire Review: Is it really worth the hype?

Whether you’ve seen Necessaire’s products in your social media feed or they’re currently on your nightstand, you can’t help but be drawn to their luxurious yet minimalistic packaging. And the idea of skin-care-level ingredients without alcohol, silicone, and fragrance-free options is highly alluring to me.

Do you want to learn more about the Necessaire body care line? Check out my thoughts here.

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Nécessaire The Body Ritual
Necessaire The Body Ritual
Necessaire – The Sex Gel – Fragrance Free
Necessaire – The Body Exfoliator – Fragrance Free
Necessaire – The Body Lotion – Fragrance Free
Necessaire – The Body Wash – Fragrance Free
Nécessaire The Body Ritual
Necessaire The Body Ritual
Necessaire – The Sex Gel – Fragrance Free
Necessaire – The Body Exfoliator – Fragrance Free
Necessaire – The Body Lotion – Fragrance Free
Necessaire – The Body Wash – Fragrance Free
Nécessaire The Body Ritual
Necessaire The Body Ritual
Necessaire – The Sex Gel – Fragrance Free
Necessaire – The Body Exfoliator – Fragrance Free
Necessaire – The Body Lotion – Fragrance Free
Necessaire – The Body Wash – Fragrance Free
#OlayBodyLabs Event: NEW Launch & Live Podcast Taping with Keke Palmer
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#OlayBodyLabs Event: NEW Launch & Live Podcast Taping with Keke Palmer

Earlier this week, I attended the Olay Body Labs event to learn more about their new premium body collection.

It was an evening of hydrating elixirs, science demos and a live podcast taping with Olay Body partner, Keke Palmer.

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How To Build A Skincare Routine

How To Build A Skincare Routine

For the skincare enthusiast like myself, building an extensive, multi-faceted routine can sound like a relaxing experience. But, for the skincare novices out there, the idea of a three-step routine can seem intimidating and overwhelming.

Want to build a skincare routine but don’t know where to start? Keep reading.

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My 2019 “Best In Beauty” List

My 2019 “Best In Beauty” List

With new cleansers, creams, masks, and moisturizers coming out daily, the competition is fierce. And as you know, skincare results aren’t instantaneous. It can take weeks and even months to decipher whether a moisturizer is actually strengthening your skin barrier. Or whether that vitamin C serum really does diminish dark spots.

So, in the spirit of year-end roundups, here are my favorite beauty products of 2019 that I have reached for consistently.

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Bioeffect’s Innovative Skincare – Part 1

Bioeffect’s Innovative Skincare – Part 1

Back in June, I had the pleasure of attending Bioeffect’s Summer Skincare Soiree. During this beautiful rooftop cocktail event, I was introduced to Bioeffect’s EGF Serum and eye patches.

This past October, I attended their holiday preview event. And I was thrilled to meet the co-founder, learn more about their product line and hear about the brand’s plans for 2020.

Bioeffect was founded by three Icelandic scientists who discovered a means of bioengineering a replica of human Epidermal Growth Factors (EGF) from barley.

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New Brand Alert: All About Cleen Beauty

New Brand Alert: All About Cleen Beauty

Earlier this week, I attended Cleen Beauty’s launch event to learn more about the brand and meet the team.

They recently launched in Walmart, and I couldn’t wait to hear more about the line and ask questions.

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Skincare Swaps for Winter Weather

Skincare Swaps for Winter Weather

Winter weather can take a toll on our skin. The weather change and dry indoor temperatures from heaters can zap our skin’s moisture.

Here are 3 adjustments to make to your skincare regimen to help guard your skin against winter weather.

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