Comedogenicity is the level of pore clogging that an ingredient has been tested to have. The scale goes from 1-5. 1 and 2 being mostly not pore clogging, 3 questionable, 4 and 5 super pore clogging. Unfortunately when a skincare or beauty product is labeled as "non-comedogenic" it honestly could mean anything, and is no more than marketing lingo. There is no agency that tests this claim on a label, and the FDA doesn't look into it. So pretty much anyone can say their product is "non-comedogenic" no matter what is in it.Read The Story
Ever since the launch of the Environmental Working Group, and the "clean" beauty movement, consumers have developed growing concerns about preservatives and "chemicals" in health and personal care products, with parabens being one of those at the top of the list. You will see "paraben free" on nearly every consumer good you can put on yourself. Are they really that bad? Should we really be worried about them?
To understand further, lets take a deeper look, starting with what parabens even are.Read The Story
Applying coconut oil straight as is from the jar, is a hard no. But, that does not mean that coconut oil doesn't have beneficial properties that can be extracted and utilized in skincare, and that ALSO does not mean that it's not super awesome for your skin and body when you eat or cook with it. To better explain why, let's look further in depth into the makeup of coconut oil.Read The Story
Thoughts on my life as a white looking refugee, women of color, and racism in the beauty industry.Read The Story
It's starting to heat up outside, and my Clear Age Dew Drops are the best hydrator for hot summer weather, when moisturizers can feel too heavy, which is why I've decided to put them on sale early at 15% off for Memorial Day Weekend, until June 1st!Read The Story