Category Archives: Moisturizer

Here’s What You Need in Your Nighttime Skincare Routine

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It’s Sleep Awareness Week! Now there are a long list of reasons to get a good night’s sleep regularly: better productivity, better overall health, better memory, hey, even better sex. But before you hit the hay, I want to make sure your skin is well-prepped for your hours of shut-eye.


Hyaluronic Acid: What it Can Do for Your Skin + Some Products I’ve Tried

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Hyaluronic acid. So ill (as in the slang word “ill”) that it can hold a thousand times its weight in water—that’s hydration on a trillion, son. If you’ve never heard of hyaluronic acid or only vaguely know what it does and what it can do for your skin, saddle up because this post is about to give you a quick overview plus some products you might want to look into checking out.


Here’s Why Your Skincare Products Might NOT Be Working…

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It’s #NewSkinNovember! If you haven’t already checked out the inaugural post which is FILLED with skincare info and tips you TOTALLY need to know about, click here to familiarize yourself.


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Quick Review: No7 Early Defence Day Cream SPF 30


If you’ve never been to London or just not familiar with the No7 brand, it’s the housebrand of a chain of “drugstores” (quotes around that because, I mean, it’s more than a drugstore) called Boots that of course fills prescriptions but it’s also in many ways like an Ulta since they sell both mass (or self-selection as it’s called at Boots) and prestige beauty brands. I hit one on Oxford St. when I was in London last year that sold both Chanel and Sleek MakeUP. The No7 brand is that perfect in between of the mass brands and the prestige brands and has skincare, bodycare, and makeup under its belt. I’ve reviewed a ton of No7 products which you can check out here.


Introducing: #NewSkinNovember + Skincare Posts You MUST Read


After #SwatchesInSeptember and #OutfitsInOctober, I decided to keep the alliteration going with #NewSkinNovember!


Anti-Aging 101 for Women of Color

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Folks, the 3rd Annual Wrinkle Ranking by RoC® Skincare and Sperling’s Best Places has predicted New York City will be the 8th most wrinkle-prone American city in 2040 (we were #1 last year). I’ll be 59 by the time 2040 hits and while the stresses of living in the city that never sleeps may alter my youthful appearance, hopefully I’ll still be looking snatched. Yes, Black may not crack and whatever the saying is for brown, that, too. But there are some changes in our skin that we women of color experience as we age even though we may not tend to wrinkle as fast. There are also certain behaviors we should avoid (smoking, tanning, and yes, too much drinking) that can make us crack—as fast as a Fabergé egg would in a football game. And this is all regardless of your current zip code.


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