Secret Ingredient: Glycolic Acid

A few weeks ago, I received a Facebook message from a reader asking about glycolic acid, so I decided to do some research on this popular skin care ingredient. Glycolic acid is a highly active alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), a family of acids that are used to exfoliate the skin. Glycolic acid is found in a range of skincare products,…
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Another hit from NARS Skin…

A couple of months ago I attended a NARS beauty event at Nordstrom.  Of course, the makeup artist waxed poetic about the virtues of NARS skincare, but I wasn’t too convinced.  Nonetheless, I bought the moisturizer (reviewed here) and was very pleasantly surprised.  Fast forward a couple of weeks, and my skin starts to feel a bit dry.  Since I’d…
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High vs. Low: Lip Scrubs

As we transition into the cooler weather, it’s time to start focusing on deep conditioning and moisturizing from head to toe.  With matte lips being super popular right now, it’s especially important to make sure the lips are smooth because matte lipsticks will emphasize every imperfection.  Here are two great lip scrubs at two different price points that do a…
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