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Smoothing it Out: Exfoliate Your Skin


30 Days of Beauty, Day 4: Smooth Your Skin and Prep it for Makeup and Products With The Right Exfoliation Skin exfoliation is a fancy term for scrubbing dead skin cells from the body. The very top layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is composed of dead skin cells that help protect the skin […]


Choosing the Right Exfoliant, Chemical vs Physical

Skin care exfoliation

Beautiful skin is always in style and one of the best ways to get there is by regular exfoliation of your skin. Exfoliation is the process of sloughing off the dead skin cells on the top layer of your epidermis to allow newer, younger skin to surface. Performing this type of cleaning on a semi […]


Skinsonic Skin Care, Sonic Cleansing Review


The Skinsonic from Sirius Beauty offers sonic cleansing at a much more affordable price than the more expensive Clarisonic. The products are fairly comparable in terms of features (more on that below) and, based on Clarisonic reviews and other Skinsonic reviews , it appears that the Skinsonic offers comparable results as well. It is no […]


MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask and Exfoliator


MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask is an interesting product. It is used on damp skin and heats up when it comes in contact with the water. So it feel warms as you rub it on. I have seen some complaints on various forums about the heating effect, but I rather liked it. The mask is […]


Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Exfoliating Treatment


Boy do I love this exfoliator! This one will definitely make my best of the year list, and I have use very little else since I bought it. Update: This product now comes in a tube instead of a tub, which is a huge improvement in my opinion because my tub was having some issues […]


Aloette Restorative Enzyme Peel


Aloette uses aloe vera as a base for their products. One that I particularly liked was their Aloette Restroative Enzyme Peel. This gel mask contains a combination of natural fruit extracts—including grapefruit, cucumber, papaya and pineapple—along with 54% purified aloe vera gel. I found that the mask did a nice job of providing a light […]


MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator


MAC Cosmetics has come out with one heck of a good exfoliator. MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is truly wonderful stuff, and I predict that it will make my best of 2008 list at the end of the year. I find the MAC product description to be quite accurate, so here it is: A highly effective, […]


Review: Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion in a Jar

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion in a Jar

I am rather particular about scrubs. I want to feel them working and I want to see results.  Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion in a Jar nicely fit the bill on both accounts. The Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion scrub is very fine grained and is a fairly powerful scrub. I definitely could feel it working, and my skin […]


Befine food skin care at CVS

I picked up a couple of the Befine food skin care products at CVS the other day. The Befine products are made with vegetarian proteins and are allergen, fragrance and paraben free. The first item I tried was the Pore Refining Treatment Scrub. This light scrub contains coconut, jojba and citrus. It is very lightly […]


Yes to Carrots Exfoliating Mask and Day Cream

Yes to Carrots

Yes to Carrots is a new skin care, body, and hair line available at Walgreen’s stores. I tried the C the Difference Exfoliating and Soothing Mud Mask and the C Today or C You in the Morning Moisturizing Day Cream. Both are quite nice products. The mask is a light clay mask that is appropriate […]

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