BoxyLuxe: September 2019

BoxyLuxe: September 2019

I signed up for BoxyCharm and BoxyLuxe quite late in September, so I am surprised I was even able to get a September box -- but I'm so glad I did! For those who don't know, BoxyCharm is a monthly beauty and skincare subscription service which provides you with a bunch of full size products [...]

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BoxyCharm October 2019 #BoxyAfterDark: My First Beauty Box

BoxyCharm October 2019 #BoxyAfterDark: My First Beauty Box

Much as I hate their name, I subscribed to BoxyCharm in September because, after all my research, they seemed to be the best choice for me. They offer 5 full size skincare + beauty products each month for roughly $20 USD a month, give or take a little depending on your chosen plan. Paying for [...]

Thoughts on Skincare’s Contradictory Views of Science

Thoughts on Skincare’s Contradictory Views of Science

There is a contradictory attitude in the skincare and beauty world towards science. On the one hand, brands and "influencers" try to promote products by backing them with "scientific" claims. For instance, they use studies for their products, and include ingredients that are supposedly backed by science. Or consider the infographics and videos that brands [...]

Beginner’s Guide to The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Products

Beginner’s Guide to The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Products

Do keep in mind that I am not a scientist, doctor, or skincare expert. I just love talking about skincare! I've spoken to many people who avoid using The Ordinary's Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) range because they essentially find the titles of the products too intimidating or confusing. The Ordinary is a no-nonsense brand, as [...]