• Five Tips for Summer Skincare After Tanning

    Five Tips for Summer Skincare After Tanning

    Five Tips for Summer Skincare After TanningWhether you’re in the middle of your holiday and tanning daily by the pool, or you’re already back home in front of your laptop and trying to figure out how to make your sun-kissed look last as long as possible, it’s time to give your skin a little extra TLC. The vitamin D kick of summer is a...
  • Should I add micellar water to my skincare routine?

    Should I add micellar water to my skincare routine?

    We’re enthusiastic proponents of micellar water for every skin type, unless you happen to live in a pristine environment, eschew makeup entirely, and have lucked out with extremely soft tap water. If this is you—please write us to share where on this Earth of ours you’ve found such skincare-friendly air and water. Everybody else, please stay with us for a rundown on what a...
  • Skincare for Sensitive Skin

    Skincare for Sensitive Skin

    The Solution: skincare with soft cotton pads   Whether your complexion is dry, oily, combination, or normal, there are a host of reasons you might end up including “sensitive” in the mix. And if you’re dealing with sensitive skin, you’ll know it! But don’t let your stinging skincare products and easily reddened, mottled complexion get you down — there are solutions at hand.  ...
  • Textured Cotton Pads Are Your Exfoliating Secret Weapon

    Textured Cotton Pads Are Your Exfoliating Secret Weapon

    Is there any skincare topic more confusing and controversial than exfoliation? First, you’ve got chemical versus physical varieties, plus all the subcategories contained therein. Then there’s the issue of frequency. We’re used to hearing “twice a week” as gospel when it comes to exfoliation, yet legions of the AHA, BHA, PHA, and mandelic/malic/azelaic acid serums on the market mandate nightly use. On top of...
  • Why You Should Say Goodbye to Drugstore Cotton Pads

    Why You Should Say Goodbye to Drugstore Cotton Pads

    Pop quiz! Aldicarb, parathion, alphacypermethrin: do those three things sound like a) trendy new skincare ingredients or b) chemicals you’d like to keep as far away from your skin as possible? If you went with b, you’re correct. Unfortunately, all three pesticides may be making their way onto your face morning and night, anyway. Their vehicle? The humble drugstore cotton pad.    Global cotton...
  • Why you should use cotton pads to apply toner

    Why you should use cotton pads to apply toner

    We’re on our soapbox today for not one but two reasons. First, we want you to get the most out of your toner in terms of its multifaceted capabilities. Second, we’d love to get in our two cents on the fingers vs. cotton pads debate. Will we settle that discussion once and for all? Probably not, but we’re certain we can make a great...