Polyglutamic acid: the new (old) ingredient that’s having its time to shine

Polyglutamic acid: the new (old) ingredient that’s having its time to shine

While mindlessly scrolling on my phone waiting for my coffee to kick in, I did a dead stop on an article talking about the next best thing when it comes to ingredients in moisturizers: polyglutamic acid. The dryness in my skin has been top of mind since I just did a shellacking with Dr. Schrammek's [...]

6 simple (and cheap) hacks to get more from your beauty products

6 simple (and cheap) hacks to get more from your beauty products

As you might have read from my review on Revlon's Color Corrextion foundation, the money you drop doesn't always equate to what works or what is best for your skin. There are some wonderfully easy and cheap hacks that I use on the regular to customize my skincare and make my existing stash as multi-purpose [...]

Sculptra: today’s stealthy age-eraser

Sculptra: today’s stealthy age-eraser

You might not know every detail about collagen (and if you're interested in learning more, including my experience on drinking collagen click on the links included) but you know that more of it is a good thing for skin, and both having and making less is part of the natural aging process. Poly-L-lactic Acid: Background [...]

Can’t banish your blackheads? They might be this instead

Can’t banish your blackheads? They might be this instead

As someone with textured, oily skin with large pores, blackheads are near (and definitely not dear) to my heart. Since you're here, I'm guessing you feel the same way about those pesky black dots lurking in your T-zone. Perhaps this sounds like you. You try every drying agent under the sun, you pick at them, [...]

I tried it: Lip filler

I tried it: Lip filler

One of the most requested augmentations in the medical aesthetic and plastic surgery industry involves addressing the lips. I say augmentation because addressing concerns about lips can be a multi-faceted approach. It could include addressing pigmentation with cosmetic tattooing, relaxing an inward roll and correcting a gummy smile with Botox, balancing symmetry, smoothing age/smoker lines, [...]

Try This Not That: Effective Skincare Ingredients for Sensitive Skin

Try This Not That: Effective Skincare Ingredients for Sensitive Skin

Aside from a severe dermatological diagnosis (which should be treated by a doctor), the most challenging skin type to treat in my opinion is sensitive skin. It is a dance of constant fluidity that requires a bit of taking an aggressive lead, and falling back to see where it takes you. The first step to [...]

Neurotoxins: The nifty wrinkle-buster that’s not just for wrinkles

Neurotoxins: The nifty wrinkle-buster that’s not just for wrinkles

When you hear the words neurotoxin in the medical or cosmetic field, it is referring to botulinum toxin A commonly known as Botox. Botox itself is a brand name from the company Allergan who did a marvelous job of bringing this aesthetic procedure to the masses with effective campaigns (thus making it a household name [...]

How to care for your face when wearing a mask during COVID-19

How to care for your face when wearing a mask during COVID-19

Times are surely interesting during the COVID-19 pandemic. First off, I'd like to thank ALL essential workers and first responders. My sincerest thank you to the janitor to the warehouse fulfillment people to grocery store workers to the trash person to the doctors and nurses. You all are my hero and make me SO PROUD [...]

7 cringeworthy things people do when it comes to skin (and you’re probably doing one)

7 cringeworthy things people do when it comes to skin (and you’re probably doing one)

Tis the season for giftcards to spas, makeup shops, skincare boutiques plus the seemingly everyday holiday party. Of course we want to look our best and perhaps try something new! Before you start your holiday glam and just in time for New Year's resolutions, check out these (totally normal) cringeworthy things you might be doing [...]