Reader Questions: Recognizing and Treating Overexfoliation

Reader Questions: Recognizing and Treating Overexfoliation

Recognize the signs of overexfoliation and learn how to treat and prevent it for improved skin health.

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Review: Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

Review: Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

I almost didn't write this review. A couple of months ago, my friend Tracy at Fanserviced-B published her extensive and detailed review of Sunday Riley Good Genes, and I wasn't sure, when I started testing the product, that I'd have anything to add to the conversation. The more time I spent with Good Genes, however, [...]

Surprise Discount on Three of My Naruko Faves

Surprise Discount on Three of My Naruko Faves

So I was looking at Instagram today when a DM came in from my longtime beautyfriend Rachel at Naruko US, letting me know that she'd created a coupon code for my readers for a few items she knows I like a lot. At first I was like, "Ooh, that's so nice!" And then I realized [...]

Review: Swanicoco PHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream

Review: Swanicoco PHA 10% Coco Peeling Cream

There's a fine, fine line between effective exfoliation and too much exfoliation. (Finer than the fine lines that we're trying to minimize here.) Finding that line can be a challenge, since it's so fine and its location varies so much from person to person. Some people do best with little to no exfoliation. Others like to use [...]

Review: Naruko Dermalane Intensive Brightening Renewal Treatment 20% Mandelic Acid AHA

Review: Naruko Dermalane Intensive Brightening Renewal Treatment 20% Mandelic Acid AHA

I have a complicated relationship with AHAs. They're some of the most proven actives around for my skin concerns (brightening and anti-aging), but over the past year, I've looked for ways to pull back on them rather than go harder. Thanks to prescription tretinoin, I generally seek out products to strengthen my barrier rather than further thin it [...]

Reader Questions: Order of Application and Wait Times Between Products

Reader Questions: Order of Application and Wait Times Between Products

I had a great time pondering a common reader question in my last post about deciding whether to introduce actives into your regimen! So while I finish up a big old double review post for you guys, I thought I'd take a swing at a couple more reader questions that come up pretty regularly in [...]

Do You Need Actives in Your Skincare Routine?

Do You Need Actives in Your Skincare Routine?

I know I haven't been great about answering comments and questions here latelyand I'm super sorry and am working to catch up!, but since I manually approve every comment that comes through, I have still been reading them. Lately I've noticed one particular type of question come up more often than most. Lots of you [...]