What is Really in Your Cosmetics? – Carnauba Wax

what is Carnauba Wax

When it comes to waxes used in cosmetics, some have very obvious origins, like beeswax. Beeswax very obviously comes from bees. However, some waxes are a little more difficult to identify, especially when they use their scientific name instead of their common one. However, sometimes even their common names leave a little … Read more

SOZGE Handmade Matte Lipstick Review

SOZGE Handmade Matte Lipstick review

Being completely honest here, I was drawn to this lipstick probably for the same reason you are drawn to this review. That one little word, “handmade,” intrigued me immensely. While I know it is distinctly possible to make your own lipstick, usually it isn’t quite in the consistency you could put in … Read more

Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer Stick Review

Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer Stick Review

On my search for a concealer that isn’t completely made of chemicals, we with sensitive skin might have found a winner in this Dermablend model. However, while it is not impossible to make a concealer for sensitive skin in a way that it doesn’t irritate, the key is making it so that … Read more

What is Really in Your Cosmetics? – Tocopheryl Acetate

Tocopheryl Acetate

Why can’t cosmetic ingredients have simple names? Well sometimes ingredients with complicated names but relatively simple purposes like Tocopheryl Acetate are labeled as such because they are altered by complicated processes to make them better. Of course, making them better ingredients for their designated purpose doesn’t mean they are better for your … Read more

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream Review

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel Cream Review

Dark circles? Puffiness? There is just no escaping it sometimes. Unfortunately, no matter how much make up you slather around your eyes, that won’t make these things go away. However, with the right eye cream, you can treat them so you can look great when you decide to put your face on. … Read more

How to Avoid Your Next Rosacea Flare-Up

Walking around with red skin all over your face is annoying. In fact, it is no one’s idea of a good time. Unfortunately, rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people with varying degrees of severity. Even if it is just on your cheeks, there is such a thing … Read more

Almay Color + Care Lip Balm Review

Almay Color Car Lip Balm Review

Typically when it comes to cosmetics that are supported by a brand name, but also gentle on your skin, Almay is the way to go. They were one of the very first cosmetics brands to go hypoallergenic, and let’s just say that their discontinued Hydracolor lipstick is one of my favorite lipsticks … Read more

What is Really in Your Cosmetics? – Alcohols

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If you have sensitive or even just dry skin, when you hear the word alcohol, you might immediately start to cringe – and for good reason! You should, in general, be conditioned to be weary of alcohols. However, there is a widespread myth about them – that they are all created equal. … Read more