Rice Water: The Age-Old Beauty Ingredient That Does Wonders For Hair

Rice Water: The Age-Old Beauty Ingredient That Does Wonders For Hair

Rice water for hair growth isn’t a relatively new beauty practice — it’s been around for centuries and centuries, with the earliest traces of this age-defying trend dating way back to ancient Chinese culture and the Japanese Heian times. And last year, it underwent a...

A No-BS Guide to Sunscreen

A No-BS Guide to Sunscreen

Something I’ve noticed on social media in the past is 'skincare-shaming.' Refinery29 perfectly sums it up as online criticism and condemnation of others' routines and product choices, which has fostered a less educational and more ‘toxic’ and hypocritical space. For...

5 Signs You’ve Wrecked Your Skin Barrier (And How to Fix It)

5 Signs You’ve Wrecked Your Skin Barrier (And How to Fix It)

Our skin is not only the largest organ of the body, but in my book, it is the most important as well. If your skin is not intact, a whole slew of unfortunate events can arise. But have you ever wondered, if our skin’s primary function is to act as a barrier from...

Your Intro to Alopecia (And Why it’s Not Created Equal)

Your Intro to Alopecia (And Why it’s Not Created Equal)

Al·o·pe·ci·a /ˌaləˈpēSH(ē)ə/ the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows; baldness. Alopecia is a broad term describing hair loss, but alopecia is not created equal across the board. In fact, hair disorders are complex, not...

A Deep Dive Into Exfoliating Acids for Fresher and Smoother Skin

A Deep Dive Into Exfoliating Acids for Fresher and Smoother Skin

Glycolic acid Lactic acid Mandelic acid Salicylic acid Gluconolactone — I know...you’re probably thinking what in the medical school jargon is all of this!? Well, for the skincare newbies reading this, these are examples of exfoliating acids. You may also hear them...

Glycerin Is The Skincare Underdog That Deserves More Hype

Glycerin Is The Skincare Underdog That Deserves More Hype

Fun fact about me, I’m a glycerin groupie. It’s the ultimate skincare underdog that’s deserving of so much more praise in 2022. I’m sure by now that you’re all aware of my stance on hyaluronic acid — in essence, 'overhyped with some seriously good PR'.  Cue...

Back to Basics: Build a Minimalist Skincare Routine That Works

Back to Basics: Build a Minimalist Skincare Routine That Works

With the infinite amount of product choices out there, deciphering the right skincare for your skin needs can often feel like a tedious task. No matter what skin type you are, the process of building a reliable routine of skincare staples requires some degree of trial...

The Ultimate Guide to Niacinamide: From Benefits to The Best Products

The Ultimate Guide to Niacinamide: From Benefits to The Best Products

If you aren’t familiar with niacinamide, I’ll just presume you’ve been living under a rock — which is understandable when you consider the fact that the 2020 lockdown felt like a weird fever dream. Amid the banana bread, Tiger King, and Zoom-quiz pandemic hysteria, in...

Everything You Need to Know About Dark Circles

Everything You Need to Know About Dark Circles

Recently, while reading through all of your Youtube and IG comments, I noticed one particular question come up time and time again, and this was: ‘what's causing my dark circles, and how do I deal with them?’  This probably isn't the answer you want to hear, but...

The Formulations of Vitamin C and The Science Behind Them

The Formulations of Vitamin C and The Science Behind Them

As you all know, my love for vitamin C runs deep — no routine is complete without it. But (and a big but) there’s a stark difference between the efficacy of topical vitamin C and ingestible vitamin C. Yes, we get virtually all of it from the food we eat, but only a...