The Many Faces of Skin Care Products (Organic | Natural | Cruelty-Free | Vegan)

    April 26, 2021 I am a believer in science. On Instagram, I follow a bunch of women cosmetic scientists who love skincare and understand science. Although the chemistry of molecules often goes over my head, I do a lot of research to understand the ingredients that go into the skincare products we use. Much of […]

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  • My Skincare Routine

    March 22, 2021 The #1 most successful step for perfect skin. DO NOT SLEEP IN YOUR MAKEUP! I hate washing my face! I know that must sound so weird coming from a licensed esthetician but it’s true. I hate spending too much time in the bathroom. I hate splashing water on my face and feeling […]

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  • More Than A Skincare Consultation

    February 22, 2021 In my own personal experience, whether getting a facial or encountering a retail person in a store, I have felt the discomfort that comes from unwanted sales pressure. It feels as if my previous product purchases are being judged or my appearance has been insulted, or I’m being sold a product I […]

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  • Product Review: Paula’s Choice Cleanser

    January 25, 2021 Many of you have asked me to review the products I use on myself, in my daily routine, or when trying a product to see if I would recommend it to clients. I hesitate to review products; just because I like or don’t like a particular product doesn’t mean that you will […]

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  • Essentials of Skincare: All About Exfoliation

    It still feels like summer here in Los Angeles, so how is it possible that Starbucks is already bringing back the Pumpkin Spice Latte! Are your kids back in school? Are your lazy days at the beach or pool feeling like a distant memory? I feel ya. 

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  • Essentials of Skincare: Sunscreen Ingredients

    August 6, 2019 Remember when I taught you all about UV rays in my Essentials of Skincare: Sunscreen post?  Oh, do you need a refresher? Go read it now. I’ll wait. Tap, tap, tap. No worries, take your time, I’ll still be here. Okay… so now that you recall how we are trying to protect […]

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  • Essentials of Skincare: What does SPF mean?

    Tips to Stay Protected For everyone, re-application is key to preventing damage to your skin. Use the “reapply every 2 hours” rule of thumb. That is how long manufacturers “guarantee” the product stays active to get the right amount of sun protection.  Apply liberally, don’t skimp. Whether you are using a lotion, cream or spray, […]

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