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 [...]

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 Fablantis Set

Review: First Aid Beauty Fablantis Set

Yet another awesome set from Sephora! I've talked about the newest Sol de Janeiro set, but this time it's from one of the most dependable skincare brands: First Aid Beauty. First Aid Beauty's "Fablantis" Set is valued at $146 CAD and includes: Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Therapy (FULL SIZE / 14 mL)Read my review of [...]

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 [...]

Review: Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Toner

Review: Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Toner

About The Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Toner contains conditioning ingredients such as sodium hyaluronate, centella asiatica extract (popular in KBeauty), and panthenol (pro vitamin B5), as well as, of course, ceramide. It has that sort of earthy, medicinal smell that most Dr. Jart products seem to have but it dissipates quickly. While this toner is free [...]

Review: Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel

Review: Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel

My skin concerns: Bumps/uneven texture, Eczema About Pricing ranges from $8.95 CAD for 100ml to $49.95 for 1000ml. This is a vegan product from the cruelty-free brand Lush. It is free of parabens, silicones, and alcohol. It is not sulfate-free (contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate). It also contains fragrance. See full list of ingredients here. Review [...]

Review: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

Review: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

I initially tried a sample of this lightweight moisturizer from Drunk Elephant and immediately fell in love with it. Given the high price point, I waited for the annual Sephora sale and took advantage of it. So, was it worth it to buy a full size? $89 CAD (50ml) at Sephora Ingredients Drunk Elephant is [...]