Retinoid Overview: A Guide to Vit A in Skincare

Some of my favorite retinoids While my blog is often dedicated to deep dives on skincare science, I’ve decided to also include some overviews like this one for topics where I feel like a comprehensive guide may be helpful to you all. This post covers the retinoid family - the Vitamin A derivatives that we … Continue reading Retinoid Overview: A Guide to Vit A in Skincare

Skin Barrier: Deep Dive

Research Gate The skin barrier. Often misunderstood or simply forgotten but absolutely essential to skin health. and today’s deep dive is ALL about it.Yes, we’ve briefly touched on the skin barrier in other blog posts and will also be continuing to explore other facial anatomy soon! But in chatting with many of you in our … Continue reading Skin Barrier: Deep Dive

Why Harper’s Bazaar is Wrong About Hyaluronic Acid

I’ll get right into it. This article from Harper’s Bazaar titled “Are You Misusing Hyaluronic Acid?” has been making the rounds for a while and causing quite a stir, making people wonder if hyaluronic acid is bad for their skin. We’ll be looking at the article today and the accuracy of its claims. For more … Continue reading Why Harper’s Bazaar is Wrong About Hyaluronic Acid

The Truth About Blue Light and Our Skin

Some links and codes may be affiliate. They add no cost to you, the reader, but help support the author and her content. If you’re a skincare device junkie like I am, you may have noticed that the longer wavelengths like red and near infrared have been very popular lately. Blue light, while widely known … Continue reading The Truth About Blue Light and Our Skin

Skin Hydration: Deep Dive

Skin hydration is a topic that is discussed often yet somehow the importance is still overlooked. We often hear that the benefits are only temporary and that at most, it offers a transient brightening or plumping effect to the skin. In this follow-up to my 3 part Instagram series on hydration, I will be taking … Continue reading Skin Hydration: Deep Dive

Favorite Skincare Devices, Tools, and Treatments

We’re just going to pretend the sonic spatula isn’t in the picture since I’ve given up on those and I don’t want to retake this 😆 Some links and codes may be affiliate. They add no additional cost to the buyer but help support the blog and the author’s other content. I had to do … Continue reading Favorite Skincare Devices, Tools, and Treatments

Skincare for Dry and Menopausal Skin

The weather is getting colder and many of us us have been dealing with dry skin, particularly dehydration. If you’re approaching or experiencing menopause, this can be even further exacerbated. I’ll be focusing on both of these skin concerns in the following post as they tie in together nicely and so this post can be … Continue reading Skincare for Dry and Menopausal Skin

Deciem and The Ordinary November Sale Picks

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Purchasing an item through an affiliate link does not add any cost to the customer but does help support the author and future content. Photo by Valeriia Miller on Pexels.com It’s that time of the year again. All month long, all 7 brands under the Deciem umbrella will … Continue reading Deciem and The Ordinary November Sale Picks

My Skincare Journey featuring K Beauty favorites

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Purchasing an item through an affiliate link does not add any cost to the customer but does help support the author and future content. Update: You can now purchase my favorites at YesStyle and use reward code YSMIRA5 to save and it stacks with sale codes. It seems like … Continue reading My Skincare Journey featuring K Beauty favorites