Review: Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream

Review: Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream

My skin type: Dry, eczema. About Arguably, the most popular body cream as of late has been Sol de Janeiro's Bum Bum Cream. This rich, thick body butter is meant to moisturize, "tighten", and "firm" the look of skin. It uses conditioning ingredients such as Cupuacu Butter, Coconut Oil, Acai Oil, Brazil Nut, Squalane, and [...]

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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 [...]

Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner

Review: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner

I've really come to appreciate toners. I wasn't sure what purpose they served for me besides maybe removing residual dirt and makeup after cleaning, but now I see that a good toner can make all the difference in the effectiveness of your other products and in how your skin feels for the rest of the [...]

Review: Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Celebration Set

Review: Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Celebration Set

About Such long titles. So, Sephora has released a bunch of great gift sets for the fall allowing me to partially forget about their terrible rewards system. One set that caught my eye was the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Celebration Set (worth $177 CAD), which includes some of the best items in Sol's [...]