The Ingredient Chronicles: Retinol

One of the ingredients I love in my personal routine is retinol. It is always present. I recommend it for many different skin concerns. Let’s take a deeper look and see what it does. Retinol and Retin-A, or the class of ingredients called retinoids or retinoic...

The Cinderella Effect

People ask me all kinds of questions about skin care products. There are a few questions that people should ask, but don’t. People never think to ask about the Cinderella Effect. The Cinderella Effect is a product that has instant, visible results to the eye or...

How To Hydrate

It is still pretty chilly here in the Northeast, and I like to lean on my hydrating serums to transition to spring. Since serums have light weight textures, they are generally the best way to increase the water levels in the skin and a great way to bridge the seasonal...

The Gym for Your Skin

We live in a “more is more” world. And it’s hard, even for me sometimes, to remember that when it comes to skin care, often less is more. Cristina Carlino, founder of Philosophy skin care, used to compare using the Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder to yoga and...