Surviving My Flight to Italy Using Skincare

Surviving My Flight to Italy Using Skincare

Ok, so please tell me I’m not the only one who dries up like a prune on flights. My throat is generally dry, so are my hands, and always my face.

That’s why I’ve put my pride aside and now take the necessary steps to ensure maximum hydration, moisture, and barrier protection while I’m flying high.

Let me start this with a disclaimer and say that this routine requires commitment, effort, and NO SHAME.

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An Interview with Ashley White

An Interview with Ashley White

For my first post in the Beauty Secrets series, I talked to skincare expert and beauty influencer, Ashley White.

Ashley, known as @skinclasshero on social media, is a Chicago-based esthetician. I met Ashley on Instagram in 2018 and have had the pleasure of hanging out with her a few times in New York this summer. I personally love how much she educates us on skincare and beauty…all while cracking us up! If you follow her on social media or have been lucky enough to have a conversation with her, then Ashley’s funny memes and straightforward answers won’t surprise you.

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My First Express Facial with Kimberly Broomes

My First Express Facial with Kimberly Broomes

A few weeks ago, I was offered the opportunity to receive an Express Facial from NYC-based licensed esthetician, Kimberly Broomes. Check out the details of my experience here.

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GIVEAWAY – My Current Favorites from Paula’s Choice!

GIVEAWAY – My Current Favorites from Paula’s Choice!

As you know, I have been loving the Paula’s Choice line. This Seattle-based skin-care brand is known for never using fragrances, dyes, or other ingredients that are known for causing irritation in its formulations. Their products have been amazing for my skin and have replaced some of my OG must-haves.

So, I’m excited to partner with Paula’s Choice and host a giveaway with my current favorites from their line! Literally, I’m giving EVERYTHING in this photo away! That’s almost $250 worth of skincare products!

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YOU Skincare Moisture Replenishing Essence & Essential Hydration Serum

YOU Skincare Moisture Replenishing Essence & Essential Hydration Serum

Now that I’m in my late 30’s, I’ve been really focused on having a targeted anti-aging routine. This means I concentrate on using a cocktail of proven ingredients that will reduce fine lines and keep my skin plump. And this hydration duo has been great at helping bring elasticity and bright bounce to my skin.

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Fragrance-Free Skincare Brands

Fragrance-Free Skincare Brands

Plain and simple, fragrance is a known skin irritant. And as someone with sensitive skin, eczema-prone skin, I know that fragrance in skincare is a prevalent trigger in causing flare-ups.

That’s why it’s important for me to carefully check the ingredients list of skincare products, avoiding labels with the words fragrance, perfume or parfum, and even essential oils. While some essential oils don’t irritate my skin when used sparingly, others definitely do!

With that said, here’s a short list of skincare brands that are 100% fragrance-free.

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Savor Beauty’s Brightening Beauty Oil & Line Diminishing Oil

Savor Beauty’s Brightening Beauty Oil & Line Diminishing Oil

Face oils, in general, help retain skin’s moisture while protecting it from environmental damage. I personally love them because they provide a natural-looking glow all while helping my skin feel smoother, softer, and more resilient (especially when cold or drier climates disturb my skin). So, I was excited when I received the opportunity to try out two oils from Savor Beauty, a Korean – inspired skincare brand with skincare products free of parabens, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, and sulfates.

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Why Everyone Should Use a Vitamin C Serum

Why Everyone Should Use a Vitamin C Serum

Topical vitamin C is one of the best skin care ingredients you can incorporate into your daily skincare routine. This powerhouse ingredient is known for its protecting antioxidant power and ability to even out the skin’s complexion.

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Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Liquid

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Liquid

I have been using Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Liquid off-and-on for over two years. With the extremely cold weather, my skin is in dire need of moisture and hydration. As you know, I have eczema so my face (and my body) gets dry but the winter weather exacerbates it.

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My Initial Thoughts on Biologique Recherche’s P50V 1970

My Initial Thoughts on Biologique Recherche’s P50V 1970

I’ve heard about this french toner/tonic/lotion from every skincare fanatic. With a mixture of AHAs and BHAs, this product claims to balance the skin’s pH, protect and strengthen the epidermis, and hydrate and exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities.

But, after seeing this pop-up in various blogs with glowing reviews, I decided to try it out for myself.

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Skincare Ingredients for Smooth Skin Texture

Skincare Ingredients for Smooth Skin Texture

We all want smooth skin, right? So, here are some of the best skin care ingredients to help with the smoothness and texture of your skin.

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All About Hyaluronic Acid

All About Hyaluronic Acid

Though the word “acid” may sound scary in reference to something you put on your face, don’t worry. Hyaluronic acid doesn’t burn. It actually does quite the opposite.

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